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Right to education is here, but is UT up to the task?
Chandigarh, April 2
Girls working as labourers in Sector 50, Chandigarh. “Right ka matlab? Aap please mujhse school waigarah ki baat mat karo. Mere papa bhi isi jagah kaam karte hain. Woh mujhe daatenge.

Girls working as labourers in Sector 50, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Big count in city from April 15
Chandigarh, April 2
Starting April 15 about 4,000 government staff have their task cut out for a month and a half to conduct census operations in Chandigarh. And by June 1, 2010 residents would be able to know the city’s headcount besides a host of other interesting data related to its population.


Attendance Shortage
Swine flu bails out PU students
Chandigarh, April 2
In what speaks volume about the “liberal” attitude of Panjab University towards the mandatory criteria of attending 75 per cent lectures, all 250 students of the department of evening studies, who were earlier denied roll numbers, have been given attendance for a week for having developed “swine flu symptoms” in the past.

Distant dreams their route to the bank
Chandigarh, April 2
From helping you clear the mandatory IELTS test to even assuring permanent residency, many of the 350 immigration agents operating in the city are willing to guarantee it all, but for a hefty fee.

Fine realised from cops
Chandigarh, April 2
The UT SSP, in a reply filed to a local court, has stated that Rs 5,000 has been deducted from the salaries of Baljit Singh and Sukhbir Singh Rana for not deposing in Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy murder case. He submitted that Rs 5,000 each had been deducted from their salaries, as directed by the court. — TNS


Police Complaints Authority
Cops fear reopening of abuse cases
Chandigarh, April 2
The recent decision of the union ministry of home affairs of setting up a police complaints authority (PCA) in union territories has stirred a debate in police circles over accountability in public dealing.

11 deaths in 3 months on airport to Sec 47 road
Chandigarh, April 2
With 11 deaths in the first three months this year, the six-lane stretch, entering the UT near the airport and touching Mohali near Sector 47, has emerged as a killer stretch for commuters.

Don’t bite into that ripe mango!
Chandigarh, April 2
Mango, the ‘king of fruits’, has been making incursions into the city’s market for about a fortnight now, but prices are still to come down to levels where those stop hurting the common man’s pocket.
Devotees take part in a ‘shobha yatra’ on the occasion of Good Friday at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on Friday.
Devotees take part in a ‘shobha yatra’ on the occasion of Good Friday at Sector 32 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Cement scam scalps 2 firms
Chandigarh, April 2
The municipal corporation has blacklisted Sarpriya building products and with K Sood engineers for the next five years in connection with the cement scam, that hogged front pages of local dailies for the past week.

Sector-63 draw of lots on April 7
Chandigarh, April 2
Finally after two years, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is all set to hold the draw of lots of Sector 63 under the housing scheme on April 7.

Online filing of IT returns is in
Chandigarh, April 2
With more people opting to file their income tax (IT) returns online, there has been a considerable decline of 8.6 per cent in manual filing of returns.

Licences of 100 hawkers renewed
Chandigarh, April 2
The municipal corporation has renewed licences of 100 hawkers by charging Rs 1,600 each from them under the Chandigarh Handcart Control and Regulation Bylaws, 1989, and Bylaws of  Hawkers, 1961.

Conveyance Deed
Registration allowed at allotment price
Mohali, April 2
In a major relief to hundreds of re-allottees of residential property, allotted by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), the financial commissioner (revenue), Punjab, has allowed registration of conveyance deeds (CDs) at allotment price.
An electric pole that poses a threat of mishaps near YPS chowk in Mohali.
An electric pole that poses a threat of mishaps near YPS chowk in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Reckless felling of trees, illegal sand quarrying
Forest officials cite jurisdiction as excuse
Mohali, April 2
Following exposure of the reckless felling of trees and illegal sand quarrying in the Ropar forest division, forest officials have begun passing the buck citing jurisdiction as the excuse.

Hostage Drama
Powermen raise slogans against XEN
Say he had ditched them at the time of crisis
Panchkula, April 2
Even before the tussle between the powermen and the residents of Saketri village over the hostage drama could be resolved, the board employees turned their tables on their own XEN alleging that he was adopting dual policy on the issue.

Tipper driver killed in accident
Panchkula, April 2
A driver while inspecting the front wheel of his tipper was killed when another tipper hit the vehicle from behind just few yards from the Nada Sahib bridge on the National Highway No. 73 here today.

Housing board seeks forfeiture of Rs 517 crore from Parsvnath
Chandigarh,April 2
In a development that may push the relations between the Chandigarh Housing Board(CHB) and the Parsvnath over the high-end township - Prideasia - in IT Park here to a point of no return, as the former has sought the forfeiture of Rs 517 crore for the developer’s inability to comply with terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU).

Rehabilitation of Colonies
Can MC do it with staff crunch?
Chandigarh, April 2
The million dollars question is will the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation be able to manage all rehabilitation colonies with the sanctioned budget of Rs 13.50 for the current year? The Chandigarh administration is under the process of transferring all colonies to the Municipal Corporation without providing any staff and funds.


‘Art creates another reality’
Chandigarh, April 2
Art is a channel for social change.DS Kapoor, principal, Government College of Art, in his talk on "Keeping Culture Alive", organised by the First Friday Forum here today said art was a way of expressing one's feelings, of creating a beautiful "something" that enriches others.

Role of X-rays in neuroimaging stressed
Chandigarh, April 2
The two-day course on neuroradiology, including head and neck imaging, organised by the department of radiodiagnosis and imaging, started at the Bhargava auditorium of the PGI here today.

Students during a job fest at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Placement drive at PU
Chandigarh, April 2
As many as 569 students and 16 companies participated in the Jobfest at Panjab University here today.The fest, which was organised by ABVP and Orion consultants, witnessed participation of companies like finance, IT, electronics, electrical engineering, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries.

Students during a job fest at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph


Workers busy with final preparations for the World Cup Kabaddi at the Yadawindra Sports Stadium in Patiala on Friday
Workers busy with final preparations for the World Cup Kabaddi at the Yadawindra Sports Stadium in Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar 

407 walk proud with degrees
Kharar, April 2
As many as 407 students were awarded degrees at the third annual convocation of Indo Global Colleges, Abhipur.Chief guest Suresh Kumar, principal secretary (technical education), Punjab, delivered convocation address.

Recovery techniques in cycling discussed
Patiala, April 2
A lecture on “Trend of recovery techniques in cycling” was delivered by foreign coach Graham Seers during the fourth day of the cycling workshop at NIS, Patiala.

Sec 144 imposed around exam centres
Ambala, April 2
District Magistrate Sameer Pal Srow yesterday imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, banning gathering of five or more persons, carrying of weapons of offence on the premises of schools and colleges and in the area of 200 metres from boundaries of the examination centres in the district from April 1 to May 2.

Focus on small-scale enterprises
Patiala, April 2
Career Institute of Management and Technology organised an Industrial motivational campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Small-Scale and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME). Associate director of MSME Ashok Kumar and BS Nagi, associate director of hosiery, presided over.

Gang of oil thieves nabbed
Ambala, April 2
The police today busted a gang of oil thieves selling diesel stolen from consignments taken out from the Indian Oil terminal here.


Zinta case adjourned
Chandigarh, April 2
The district courts today adjourned the case involving Preity Zinta and and Ness Wadia till May 18. Two advocates were present in the courts on their behalf.

14-day judicial remand for Babla
Chandigarh, April 2
A local court has sent Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla to judicial remand for 14 days in the case pertaining to the recruitment of auction recorder Rajesh Chauhan, allegedly on the basis of fake certificates. The case will now be taken up on April 14.


Runaway jailbird grounded again
Chandigarh, April 2
Less than a day after a prisoner of the Central Jail at Bathinda allegedly escaped from police custody at the PGI here, he was caught from Patiala today.

Six held for assault
Chandigarh, April 2
A group of 20 persons allegedly attacked a liquor vend owner for forcibly taking the possession of a shop, which was allotted to one of them.The police has arrested six persons on charges of rioting and criminal intimidation, while rest of the suspects fled.

Suicide: Husband, in-laws arrested
Chandigarh, April 2
The police today arrested a resident of Sector 56 here and his parents on the charges of dowry death after his wife allegedly committed suicide last night.

Minor’s kidnapper held from Panipat
Chandigarh, April 2
The police arrested a 22-year-old man from Panipat late last night and recovered a minor girl, whom he had kidnapped and later married.

Juvenile, couple booked in rape bid case
Chandigarh, April 2
A 15-year-old boy allegedly attempted to rape a minor at a public toilet in Palsora Colony here while a couple, which had an old feud with the girl’s family, allegedly locked the toilet from outside to defame her family.

NRI found dead at Morni
Panchkula, April 2
NRI Randhir Verma, who was staying with his mother in Sector 6, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Morni by the residents of the area here today.

Body found under Zirakpur flyover
Zirakpur, April 2

Thieves decamp with jewellery
Zirakpur, April 2
Thieves decamp with gold jewellery worth lakhs of rupees and other valuables after breaking into a house at Ekta Vihar, Baltana, here last night.


Amateur body sulks for being sidelined
Chandigarh, April 2
Differences between the organisers of the Kabaddi World Cup and the members of the Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India (ACKFI) came to the fore here today as the latter complained that they were being sidelined for the mega event.

Saupin lift DD Sharma cricket trophy 
Chandigarh, April 2
Excellent knock by Nipun (40) and Yuvraj (34) helped Saupin Fighters lift the First U-14 Dr DD Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament held at BTS Cricket Ground, Sector 48  here today.

Rs 10 lakh for gold medal winners
Chandigarh, April 2
A cash prize of Rs 10 lakh has been announced by the Gymnastic Federation of India (GFI) for gold medals winners in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the Asian Games in China.

Wrestling trials today
Chandigarh, April 2
Trials to select probables to represent city in the National Wrestling Championship at New Delhi from April 9 will be organised by the Alysh Wrestling Federation of India on April 3.

200 golfers for Captain's Day
Chandigarh, April 2
More than 200 golfers are expected to tee off from the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club on April 4 to celebrate Captain's Day. Course captain IPS Mann said he was expecting a big turnout of members for the annual event.

Sidharth Mallya (son of Vijay Mallya) shakes hands with Preity Zinta.Off the field, Kings still rule
Mohali, April 2
That cricket attracts a crowd with ease, is known. But that the Indian Premier League can do so without the game at the forefront is a bewildering truth. So keeping in line with this truth, people thronged the PCA Stadium in Mohali for the match between Kings XI Punjab and liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sidharth Mallya (son of Vijay Mallya) shakes hands with Preity Zinta. A Tribune photograph


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