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Cops, courtesy don’t go together
All-men’s team raid girls’ PG accommodation in Sector 15-A
Chandigarh, April 3
Over 100 girl students living in paying guest accommodation at Sector 15-A found their dinner rudely interrupted on Friday night by at least a dozen male policemen, who decided to conduct a raid without warrants to investigate verbal ‘complaints of theft’ and ‘to verify illegal residents’.

Desperation Galore
MA, LLB, BE among wannabe constables
Chandigarh, April 3
The desperation for employment among the youth in Punjab was on full display, with many postgraduates, law graduates and candidates with engineering degrees figuring among 14,000 aspirants from across the state who applied for a mere 77 posts of constable in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) here today.


Mountview turns into fortress
Visitors to Hotel Mountview are denied entry by policemen in Chandigarh on Friday night. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu Guests, customers pay for cricketers’ star status
Chandigarh, April 3
The weekend crowd during late-evening hours at Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 here were in for a rude shock on Friday night when the Punjab Kings XI team returned after yet another defeat.

Visitors to Hotel Mountview are denied entry by  policemen in Chandigarh on Friday night. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PU Senate Meeting
Student body chief back as visitor
Chandigarh, April 3
In a landmark decision, the Panjab University authorities today decided to revive the practice of permitting the president of the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) to be present at the university’s senate proceedings. The senate was scheduled to meet tomorrow.

Eight judges move out
Chandigarh, April 3
It was farewell time at the district courts here for last two days as the staff were busy organising functions for eight judges who had relinquished charge.


Your pocket, health at risk here
A shopkeeper tries to cover eatables at the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay MalikChandigarh, April 3
In what may be termed as an apparent violation of consumer rights, commuters at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Sector 17, are being forced to shell out extra money for purchasing eatables. Even worse, hygiene here has taken a backseat.

A shopkeeper tries to cover eatables at the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Young journalists honoured
Chandigarh, April 3
The Seventh Young Journalist Awards by the Simmi Marwaha Memorial Charitable Trust were given to young journalists at a function held at the Chandigarh Press Club here today.

GMCH gets ayurvedic centre
Chandigarh, April 3
Punjab Minister of Health and Family Welfare Laxmi Kanta Chawla today inaugurated the Ksharsutra Centre and continuous medical education programme on anorectal diseases at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

Virtual angiography surgery exhibited
Chandigarh, April 3
The two-day course on neuroradiology, including head and neck imaging, organised by the department of radiodiagnosis and imaging, concluded at the PGI here today.

HUDA razes 50 sheds at Sec 11
Panchkula, April 3
Hundreds of people lost their shelter as the anti-encroachment wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today demolished about 50 illegal tenements set up by the migrant labourers on the commercial sites at Sector 11 here today.

Old students honour their mentors
Old students during their reunion at GMSSS-16 on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay MalikChandigarh, April 3
It was a nostalgic time for 30 old teachers of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on the school premises as students of the 1985-batch honoured them. In a bid to bridge the gap between the old students and the present generation of students, the old students association has also formed a new community on social networking website Facebook.

Old students during their reunion at GMSSS-16 on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

16-year-old girl sets herself ablaze
Panchkula, April 3
A teenaged migrant girl set herself on fire in Sector 12 here this afternoon after her mother refused to marry her to the boy of her choice.


National eligibility test on June 27
Chandigarh: UGC-NET will be conducted on June 27. There would be online registration this time, said Panjab University officials. Students are required to register at www.ugc.ac.in before April 26, 2010. The last date is on April 30, 2010.


Tiger cub born at Chhatbir
Chhat (Banur), April 3
A royal Bengal tigress gave birth to a cub today at Mahendra Choudhary Zoological Park.
The zoo authorities, however, are tight-lipped on the development. Sources in the zoo confirmed that the Bengal tigress, Chorni, have given birth to a cub in the wee hours of today.

Councillors want MC chief out
Dera Bassi, April 3
As many as nine councillors, out of 13, of Dera Bassi today held a meeting to remove council president Manjit Kaur Dally from her post. A meeting was held at the residence of Baljinder Kaur, councillor from ward number 12, who was elected president by eight other councillors.

Filing of IT returns
Zirakpur residents demand transit office
Zirakpur, April 3
Keeping in view the difficulties involved in filing of income tax return, the residents here demanded to the authorities concerned to open transit office at Zirakpur so that tax payees can deposit their returns.

Wheat procurement yet to take off at Lalru
Dera Bassi, April 3
Over 200 quintals of wheat transported by farmers to the Lalru grain market has been lying there unpurchased for the past three days in the absence of government procurement agencies. Despite the Punjab government’s assurance that wheat procurement would begin from April 1 no official of any of its agencies has turned up till now.


Graft Case
PCDA officials sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, April 3
The CBI court today sent all five officials of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA), who were allegedly involved in accepting bribe, to judicial custody. The matter would now come up in court on April 17.

HC notice to UT over property tax on gurdwara
Chandigarh, April 3
The municipal corporation’s move to levy property tax on Gurdwara Sri Kalgidhar Niwas, Sector 27 has now come under the scrutiny of the Punjab & Haryana High Court. In a petition filed through the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC), the gurdwara has sought directions to the MC for quashing the order dated January 16, 2010 passed by the latter, “whereby objections have been dismissed against the notice levying property tax of Rs 11,871”.

Charges framed
Chandigarh: A local court on Saturday framed charges against one Shambhu for raping a three-year-old girl. The accused spotted the minor daughter of his friend’s neighbour and took her to the terrace and allegedly raped her. — TNS


Thieves strike at 2 shops
Decamp with Rs 2.56 lakh
Chandigarh, April 3
Thieves decamped with Rs 2.56 lakh from two shops in Sector 27 in the wee hours today. The police said that as per the CCTV footage, thieves aged between 21 and 25 years, came out of a car and broke open the locks of a shop in Sector 27-D. One of the thieves took out cash from the counter.


Amandeep declared best athlete
Participants in action during the athletics meet at the Mata Sahib Khalsa College of Education in Patiala on Saturday. A Tribune photographPatiala, April 3
The 4th annual athletics meet of Mata Sahib Kaur Khalsa Girls College of Education was organised at the college campus today.
Chairman of District Planning Committee Surjit Singh Rakhra was the chief guest. He encouraged students to inculcate sports in their daily life.

Participants in action during the athletics meet at the Mata Sahib Khalsa College of

Himal, Simranjeet lead with two points
Chandigarh, April 3
At the end of the second round, Himal Gusain, Simranjeet Kaur, Tejas Nagpal and Ameek Malhotra were leading with two points each in the Under-17 boys and girls category in the Chess Championship, 2010, being held at St Xavier’s Secondary School, Sector 44-C, here today.

Ball badminton trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, April 3
Trials to select probables for the state team for the Sub-Junior National Ball Badminton Championship to be held from April 17 in Yamunanagar (Haryana) would be held on April 5.

Brig GJ Singh wins golf title
Chandigarh, April 3
Brig GJ Singh clinched the under-65 age-group title in the annual Defence Golf Tournament held on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday. Harsh Gangwar was a close second. More than 70 golfers had teed off for the various titles at stake.

Team for wrestling championship
Chandigarh, April 3
A nine-member Chandigarh team has been selected by the Chandigarh Alysh Wrestling Association (CAWA) to participate in the Senior National Alysh Wrestling Championship to be held at Akhara Shakur Basti, New Delhi, from April 9. Charanjit Singh, president of the CAWA, said the team members include Deepak (60 kg), Parvesh (66 kg), Kanwar Baljit (70 kg), Sunil (81 kg), Sunil (90 kg), Sandeep (100 kg) and Jagmeet (120 kg). Charanjit Singh and Vikramjit Singh would accompany the team as manager and coach, respectively. — TNS

Chandigarh Wrestling Meet
Sandeep beat Badal
Chandigarh, April 3
Sandep Negi outclassed Badal Tomar in the 84 kg junior category (boys) of the Chandigarh Wrestling Championship held at Wrestling Coaching Centre in Sector 30 here today.


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