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IPL Fever Over
Residents heave a sigh of relief
Were issued passes for venturing out
Mohali, April 9
Kings XI supporters celebrate Sachin Tendulkar’s dismissal. Local residents heaved a sigh of relief as the PCA stadium hosted the last match of the ongoing IPL series here today.

Kings XI supporters celebrate Sachin Tendulkar’s dismissal.Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari, Parvesh Chauhan

Citizens’ Voice - n- choe
Govt should take corrective measures


Sexual Assault Case
US court acquits Nitin Jindal
Chandigarh, April 9
Nitin Jindal, a Panjab University student who was standing trial for sexual assaulting a British national in Boston, Massachusetts, was declared innocent by a US judge on Friday a few days after the girl withdrew her complaint against him.

Misuse of Power
Mohali MC chief removed
Mohali, April 9
Mohali Municipal Council president Rajinder Singh Rana was today removed from his post by the Department of Local Government in connection with a case of alleged misuse of power.

Census Duty
Teachers protest, skip training
Teachers at GMSSS, Sector 15, walk out of the training session in protest against Census duty.Chandigarh, April 9
The spat over Census department’s latest declaration asking government school teachers to perform both Census work and regular teaching worsened today with over hundreds of teachers skipping their training sessions in protest.

Teachers at GMSSS, Sector 15, walk out of the training session in protest against Census duty.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


World Homoeopathy Day
Low income keeps young talent away
Chandigarh, April 9
The skepticism that shrouds homoeopathy has cast its shadow on the lone Homoeopathy College in the city, which came into being 36 years ago in 1974.For the last four to five years, this autonomous college has been struggling for getting its 50 seats filled.

PGI Molestation Case
Doc may be terminated
Chandigarh, April 9
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) authorities are contemplating terminating the services of Dr Vikas, a senior resident doctor working in the hospital’s anaesthesia department, who was found “guilty” by the hospital’s fact-finding committee of molesting a woman, who’s husband was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Illegal felling: Another case comes to light
Mohali, April 9
While the forest department is yet to ascertain whether the spot of reckless felling of trees and illegal sand quarrying was located in Parol or Majra villages, another case of illicit felling of Khair trees in Bardhar village here has come to light.

Four students hurt in group clash
Panchkula, April 9
Four students of Swami Devi Dyal Group of Institutes, Barwala, sustained injuries in a group clash outside the institute here today.

6-acre wheat fields gutted
Zirakpur, April 9
Wheat spread over six acres was gutted today causing a loss in lakhs to farmers of Gazipur village here. The wheat was ready for harvest.

‘UT senior citizens must get free parking facility’
Mohali, April 9
The Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to provide free parking facility to senior citizens of the Union Territory.

District Bar Association Poll
Chahal, Nanda to fight for top post
Chandigarh, April 9
The battle for the top post to the District Bar Association scheduled for April 23 has zeroed in on two heavyweights, including the human rights champion Amar Singh Chahal and the legal eagle NK Nanda.

Sainik sammelan marks Corps Day celebrations
Chandigarh, April 9
The Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) establishments in the Western Command celebrated its 235th Corps Day today. Various functions, including sainik sammelan, barakhana and pagal gymkhana, were organised at the AOC depots and units to mark the occasion.

CHB Allotment
Pricing pattern leaves allottees high and dry
Chandigarh, April 9
The pricing pattern of dwelling units of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the monopolistic construction arm of the UT administration, has left allottees high and dry. With no clear-cut policy governing the pricing structure of floors, ad hoc system rules the roost in the pricing of different floors in the recent housing schemes floated by the board.

Residents must take care of green belts : Bansal
Chandigarh, April 9
Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, today inaugurated the green belt of Sector 46 C and D, here today. Bansal said it was the equal responsibility of residents to take care of the green belt. He said the corporation was developing green belts in the city keeping in view all facilities of residents and it was the duty of the residents to help the authorities in keeping the green areas neat and clean.

Villagers demand extension of lal dora
Mohali, April 9
Demanding extension of lal dora (outer boundary of villages) located in the periphery of Chandigarh, representatives of residents of villages today called upon AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi at Delhi.

Sizzling summer: No respite in sight
Chandigarh, April 9
The city residents may have to face the most sizzling summer this time if the trend of current heat wave is any indication. With the mercury shooting up to 38.8° Celsius today, 0.8 degrees more than yesterday, worries of the city residents about scarcity of water and electricity have started tormenting them.

Beopar Mandal ‘loses’ apolitical sheen
Most office-bearers loyal to ruling alliance
Chandigarh, April 9
The much-touted apolitical image of the largest representative body of traders in Chandigarh - the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) - seems to have gone for a six with the first list of office-bearers released by its president Diwakar Sahoonja packed with traders owing allegiance to the BJP-SAD alliance.

More cases of gastro in GMSH-16
Chandigarh, April 9
Gastroenteritis and diarrhoea threat continues to haunt city residents as more cases have been pouring into the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, since yesterday.

Woman succumbs to injuries
Zirakpur, April 9
Ram Rati, a 65-year-old woman, today succumbed to her injuries she sustained after being hit by a speeding truck near Cooperative Bank on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway yesterday.

Show-cause notice to chemist
Chandigarh, April 9
The UT health department yesterday issued a show-cause notice to a local chemist, owner of Virgo Medicos, at Mani Majra for failing to produce the accounts for sale and purchase of the medicines, particularly cough syrups, which have high alcoholic content.


Students of Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at a convocation in Mohali on Friday.
Students of Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at a convocation in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

AIE students still sweating it out in the open
Chandigarh, April 9
Nearly 180 students in the age group of six to ten years studying in five alternate innovative education (AIE) centres in the city’s Colony No 4 continue to sit in open grounds under the scorching sun despite the UT administration’s pledge last October to construct sheds, which continues to be unfulfilled.

Centre superintendent terminated: Principal
Chandigarh, April 9
Reacting to the claims of Dinesh Sharma, former centre superintendent, Dev Samaj College, Ferozpur, of having resigned due to the ongoing malpractices in the college examination system, principal Madhu Parasher today turned the tables by revealing that he was terminated from the duty on the same ground.


ITI staff without salary for 2 months
Ambala, April 9
Employees of ITI, Ambala City, have not got their salary of February and March till today.A meeting of the employees was held under the leadership of ITI Employees’ Welfare Association secretary Pradeep Gupta today.

One killed, four hurt in accident
Kharar, April 9
Five persons got injured in an accident late last night and one of them succumbed to injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, today.The deceased has been identified as Balvir Singh, a resident of Fatehpur Sialvah village. Balvir was a Class IV employee in Punjab Chemical Lab in Kharar.

Wheat procurement starts at Bassi Pathana
Bassi Pathana, April 9
The process of procurement of wheat by the government agencies has started in the local grain market. Jagdeep Singh Cheema, district president, SAD, accompanied by Bibi Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson, District Planning Board, and officials of the procurement agencies inaugurated the process today by making a purchase.


Ranjit Bajaj to get bail today
Chandigarh, April 9
Saturday will see Ranjit Bajaj a liberated man, as the Punjab and Haryana High Court hands over the order allowing regular bail to the former IAS couple’s son, he will be released from custody, subject to his furnishing bail bonds and security to the satisfaction of Panchkula’s Chief Judicial Magistrate.

Quark Murder Case
Trial’s fate hinges on a bullet
Chandigarh, April 9
Fate of murder trail against Neiki Nalwa and Himmat Singh, alias Brandy, in the case of Sukhvinder Singh, a 35-year-old Quark engineer, who was shot dead on December 4, 2005, now hinges on a bullet which was found embedded in the victim’s body.

Strike: Day Two
Litigation in courts comes to a standstill
Chandigarh, April 9
Aman Preet Singh, who came from Jalandhar for his ongoing litigation, had to return after seeking another date for his case at the local courts today. It came as a set back for him when his lawyer refused to take up his case for arguments. Rather he was advised to seek a fresh date from the court. The reason being - Advocates were on an indefinite hunger strike following which all work at the courts was suspended.


Two accused arrested
Chandigarh, April 9
The police today arrested two youths, who allegedly fired at least six rounds at the PUSU president’s residence in Sector 11-B last night.After getting secret information, the police arrested Vikramjeet Singh, alias Vicky and Arshdeep Singh, alias Robin Brar, both from Muktsar, Punjab, near Khuda Lahora bridge near the PGI. The accused were coming to the city on a jeep (HR-44A-0654).


Despite Kings XI win, it was Sachin all the way
Mohali, April 9
Fans root for Mumbai Indians at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Friday. Neither Yuvraj nor Preity Zinta, it was Sachin Tendulkar, who was the apple of everyone’s eye at the PCA Stadium here during the last IPL match tonight.The die-hard fans of Sachin Tendulkar could be seen cheering for the king of cricket.

Fans root for Mumbai Indians at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


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