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Chandigarh’s shame
N-choe: Who is to blame

Chandigarh, April 6
While thousands of city inhabitants are at mercy of the germs breeding in stench of the N-Choe, technical loopholes in the existing sewerage system coupled with unplugged holes, all over the city, don’t show any ray of hope for redemption, in the near future. All representations by city residents seem to have fallen on deaf ears and the administration appears blind to ignore a visible disaster on the horizon.
MLA Hostel: The clean front..
MLA Hostel: The clean front..

Attawa Chowk:The front...
Attawa Chowk:The front...





School-bookseller Nexus
Education dept to move consumer court
Chandigarh, April 6
The UT education department is all set to move consumer court to put an end to the school-bookseller nexus. The department has decided to move to court demanding directions against the city book-sellers for allegedly forcing the parents to buy complete set of school books, including the stationary items.

Firemen sprinkle water on a Maruti van that caught fire due to an apparent short-circuit in the engine, at Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Firemen sprinkle water on a Maruti van that caught fire due to an apparent short-circuit in the engine, at Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Power board staff protest unbundling
Mohali, April 6
On a call given by members of the Technical Services Union (TSU) and the PSEB Employees Federation, workers of the Mohali division burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government in protest against the move of the authorities concerned to unbundle the power board.

Admn in trouble over players’ age
Chandigarh, April 6
The decision of showing the door to 21 budding players from the state-run sports academies has put the Chandigarh Administration in dock.

Curbs on kerosene retail distribution
Chandigarh, April 6
The UT administration has imposed restrictions on the retail distribution of kerosene to be sold in the Union Territory, Chandigarh, subject to various conditions.

Mystery fever in Panchkula identified
Panchkula, April 6
An undiagnosed disease, which has been baffling the residents of the city during the past about three weeks, has now been identified as paratyphoid-A.

Kalka MLA Pardeep Chaudhary, along with other INLD leaders, offers tributes to former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal on his ninth death anniversary at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula on Tuesday. Tributes paid to Devi Lal
Panchkula, April 6
Tributes were paid to former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal by his followers at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector 3 on his ninth death anniversary today. A “Sarv Dharam Sabha” was organised by Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) workers, led by MLA and district president Pardeep Chaudhary.

Kalka MLA Pardeep Chaudhary, along with other INLD leaders, offers tributes to former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal on his ninth death anniversary at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

PU to adopt rainwater harvesting
Chandigarh, April 6
Taking a giant leap forward in practically implementing the popular slogan “Save Water. Save Earth”, Panjab University is all set to utilise rooftops of all buildings in the campus to harvest rainwater at a large scale.

Principals’ meet at PU
Chandigarh, April 6
The principals’ conference of colleges affiliated to Panjab University was held at the mathematics auditorium of the PU here today. More than 80 principals participated in the conference, which was presided over by Prof SS Bari, registrar, Panjab University.

Website launched
Panchkula, April 6
The Kashmiri Pandit Sabha (KPS) launched its website www.kashyapvear.com to raise awareness among members and public about the activities of the community settled in the tricity. 

Cement Scam
Firm told to withdraw from work
Chandigarh, April 6
The municipal corporation has issued a notice to a contractor, Sarpriya Building Products with AK Sood Engineers, which was involved in the recent cement scam, giving the firm three days to withdraw from the project in Sector 17 which it had been allotted.

‘People’s movement’ against capitation fee
Members of Sanjivani, an NGO, protest against the capitation fee in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh,April 6
With the capitation fee menace assuming alarming proportions in the backdrop of the mushrooming professional colleges in Chandigarh’s periphery, a “people’s movement” is buidling up against social evil.

Members of Sanjivani, an NGO, protest against the capitation fee in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo:Vinay Malik

Pension Benefits
Senior citizen’s charge against PSEB
Mohali, April 6
A senior citizen, Harbhajan Singh, is peeved at the manner in which his retirement benefits have been withheld by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).


PU Notes
45 scholars for physics lectures
School in theoretical high-energy physics was inaugurated today at Physics department, PU, by dean of the faculty of science Prof AS Ahluwalia.

Admn Volte-face
Pvt schoolteachers off census duty
Chandigarh, April 6
Taking a ‘U-turn’ on its decision to assign teachers of various private schools in the city on census duty, the UT administration today cancelled its directive issued earlier, claiming it to be a “mistake”.


After coffee house, Pbi varsity to seal canteen
Patiala, April 6
With Punjabi University authorities planning to shut another canteen on the campus, the students seem to have limited eating options. The university has limited eating joints and no proper sitting arrangement for students to have their food and with the closure of Sewak Ram canteen, this would further limit their options.

Grade ‘A’ for govt college
Ambala, April 6
Government PG College, Ambala Cantt, was awarded Grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accredition Council (NAAC).

PSEB SDO held taking bribe
Kharar, April 6
The SDO of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), deployed at Mianpur, was held red-handed today accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.


City businessman indicted for raping minor maid
Chandigarh, April 6
The Chandigarh Police has indicted a local businessman, Manjit Singh, on charges of raping his minor maidservant and filed a chargesheet in the case in the district courts today.

SI convicted in graft case
Chandigarh, April 6
The CBI court of Special Judge Darshan Singh today held sub-inspector Ved Prakash guilty in a graft case. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced tomorrow.

Assets Case Against Badals
Two witnesses depose
Mohali, April 6
A local court today recorded the statements of two of the five witnesses in a disproportionate assets case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, and wife Surinder Kaur.


Three arrested for begging
Chandigarh, April 6
The police has arrested three persons for indulging in begging from different parts of the city. Shanti Devi, who lives near railway station, was arrested near the ISBT-17 today. Also, the police arrested Patwari of Uttar Pradesh near Neelam Cinema in Sector 17 and Gobind Dass of Madhya Pradesh from Sector 22 yesterday. Three cases under provisions of the Haryana Prevention of Beggar Act, 1971 have been registered.

13 get life term for murder 
Panchkula, April 6
In a murder case dating back to 2008, a local court here today awarded life imprisonment to 13 accused.

Paramedics attempt self-immolation
Mohali, April 6
The employees of the paramedical and rural health department allegedly attempted self-immolation at the Vikas Bhawan here this afternoon. They were protesting against their suspension from the job by the Punjab government. Acting swiftly, the Mohali police foiled their attempt of self-immolation and took control over the situation.

I-T inspector held taking bribe
Chandigarh, April 6
Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) caught red-handed an income tax department inspector while he was accepting a bribe from a hotel owner in Attawa village here tonight. According to CBI sources, the accused inspector Shanti Kumar Sharma was caught in a trap while taking Rs 10,000 from Kuldeep Kumar Goyal, the owner of the hotel Royal Palace in Attawa.


Double delight for Mohali wrestlers
Mohali, April 6
Mohali grapplers claimed the freestyle as well as Greco-Roman style titles in the Punjab State Junior Wrestling Championship at the Gulzar Wrestling Akhara in Zirakpur here.

Aadil Bedi City boy to play in Junior World Golf
Chandigarh, April 6
It’s a dream come true for Aadil Bedi. A Class IV student of Vivek High School nine-year-old golfer is among the two Indians, who have been selected to play in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship to be held in San Diego, California, USA, in July.
He will be among eight junior golfers from Asia, who will be rubbing shoulders with the cream of world junior golf from 65 countries.

Aadil Bedi

Cricket tourney from April 11
Chandigarh, April 6
The Chandigarh Premier League Cash Prize Cricket Tournament will be held from April 11. Each innings will be of 15 overs, having three power-plays of five overs each.

Mongia to groom budding cricketers
Chandigarh, April 6
Former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia would groom local talent in the cricket arena. For the purpose, the Chandigarh Administration has associated the city-based cricketer with the Chandigarh Sports Council, said sources.

Baseball trials today
Chandigarh, April 6
The local baseball association is conducting trials for both boys and girls in the age group of 13-15 years on the Punjab Engineering College grounds, Sector 12, tomorrow at 5 pm.


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