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Getting away with violence
No conviction in cases involving students over the past 5 years
Chandigarh, April 14
Zero per cent conviction in cases pertaining to student violence over the past five years exposes the tardy investigation by the police. A shoddy job in framing the cases led to a majority of them falling apart in the court.

Admission process to be reviewed
Committee meets today
Chandigarh, April 14
The PU authorities have finally taken notice of the recent incidents of student violence and constituted a special committee with the Dean University Instruction (DUI) as the chairperson to review amendments to admission rules for students indulging in violence. The first meeting of the committee is scheduled to take place tomorrow, sources said.

CHB makes transfer of ownership easier
Chandigarh, April 14
In what could bring cheer to hundreds of “beneficiaries”, the CHB has finally decided to make the transfer of house ownership easier for both the current owners and future buyers.


Pt Jasraj performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Pt Jasraj performs at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan 

Estate rules amended
Chandigarh, April 14
Bowing to repeated representations from traders’ bodies, the UT Administration has amended rules governing the misuse of commercial properties -- a development that will benefit thousands of property owners and tenants in the city. Now only that portion of the commercial building will be sealed which had violated terms and conditions of the allotment by effecting illegal additions and alterations. Earlier, the whole building was sealed even if the landlord/tenant of a portion of that building had misused the premises.


Admn torpedoes swimmers
Chandigarh, April 14
Splashing in the two swimming pools owned by the UT Administration has just got more expensive for swimming enthusiasts. With the administration hiking costs by a whopping 200 per cent in a go, those keen to swim this season will have to cough up considerable sums of money. The charges at the Sector 23 “nursery” swimming pool have been tripled from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 per person per season (April 1 to September 30). The charges for the all-weather swimming pool have gone up nearly four-fold from Rs 500 to Rs 1,800 per person.


They play with fire to save others
Yogesh TyagiChandigarh, April 14
When Yogesh Tyagi, a young fireman with the Chandigarh Fire and Emergency Department, reported for duty in 2009 at a Ram Darbar hotel, little did he knew that by the end of the day, he would emerge as a hero for being instrumental in rescuing a child who had fallen into a pit dug for the installation of a lift near the hotel.

Yogesh Tyagi

Dowry forces girl to switch grooms
Chandigarh, April 14
In a quick turn of events, a girl from Sector 29 got married within a couple of hours after her would-be-bridegroom ditched her when her family expressed helplessness to meet their demand of giving a car in dowry at a community centre in Sector 30 this afternoon.

City sizzles at 39.2° C
Chandigarh, April 14
Mercury soared to a scorching 39.2 degrees Celsius in the city today, forcing the residents to stay indoors as it touched the season's highest temperature so far.

Suspension of two powermen proposed
Mohali, April 14
Suspension orders have been recommended in the case of two employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board who were found under the influence of liquor while on duty.

PSEB unbundling
Police holds flag march
Mohali, April 14
A flag march was organised by the police here this evening in connection with the strike called by employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board tomorrow against the move of the government to unbundle the power board.

Panchkula MC Constitution
Rift within Congress to the fore
Panchkula, April 14
Differences between the Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Kumari Selja factions of the Haryana Congress over the constitution of the Panchkula MC have come to the fore.

Girl killed in accident on wedding day
Chandigarh, April 14
A pall of gloom descended upon a family of Sector 41, here, today when the would-be bride of their son got killed in a road accident while on the way to the venue for marriage.

1 lakh devotees throng Nada Sahib
Panchkula, April 14
More than one lakh devotees flocked Shri Nada Sahib Gurdwara to pay obeisance on the occasion of Baisakhi here today. The gates of the gurdwara were thrown open at 2.30 am.

2011 census kicks off in city today
Chandigarh, April 14
The houselisting operations and preparation of the national population register for the 2011 census, which starts in the city tomorrow, will be more detailed than the preceding exercise, according to Bindhyeshwari Negi, director-cum-principal census commissioner, Chandigarh.

MC celebrates Baisakhi with gaiety
Chandigarh, April 14
The municipal corporation today celebrated Baisakhi with gaiety at the new lake in Sector 42 here.

The ugly face of City Beautiful
Chandigarh, April 14
Insanitary conditions prevail around a housing area; and (right) children play amidst filth at Colony No. 5, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: S Chandan In contrast to the clean environs of the City Beautiful, the densely populated colonies here are full of garbage heaps, overflowing gutters and drains choked with polythene bags. There is no exception to the conditions prevailing in colonies of Ram Darbar, Mauli Jagran, Colony V and Milkman colony, Dhanas. There are 18 colonies, officially, and the conditions are no better anywhere.

Insanitary conditions prevail around a housing area. Tribune photo: S Chandan

41 fresh diarrhoea cases reported
Chandigarh, April 14
Forty-one fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported at government hospitals here today. With this, the total number of patients suffering from diarrhoea has gone up to 263 in the past week.

Mohali villages sans potable water
Residents forced to consume water amidst unhygienic surroundings at Shaheed Udham Singh Colony, Mohali.Mohali, April 14
With the authorities concerned failing to provide potable water, threat of gastroenteritis outbreak and other water-borne diseases looms large on villages falling under Mohali.

Residents forced to consume water amidst unhygienic surroundings at Shaheed Udham Singh Colony, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Contaminated Water
Residents’ body gives memo to DC
Panchkula April 14
Piqued over the contaminated and polluted drinking water being supplied by HUDA to city residents, a delegation of the House Owners Welfare Association (HOWA), Sector 10, submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Ashima Garg here today.

Mohali’s first urban estate gets go-ahead
4,500 residential plots to be offered
Mohali, April 14
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided in-principle to roll out its first residential urban estate - Aerotropolis in Mohali.

Admn moots Japanese garden for Sec 31
Chandigarh, April 14
The defence personnel living in Sector 31 of the City Beautiful would soon get rid of the wild growth on the uneven land surrounding their houses, as the Chandigarh administration has decided to set up a Japanese garden in this area. A proposal in this regard has already been sent to the Union ministry of tourism.

Shivalikview in for makeover
Chandigarh, April 14
Over a year after the floating of a proposal to renovate CITCO’s Hotel Shivalikview, the authorities have announced its renovation amounting to Rs 8.75 crore to be completed within 15 months.

Soon, surf the Net while travelling in Shatabdi
Chandigarh, April 14
Passengers on board the Shatabdi express can now look forward to enjoy high-speed Internet access with Indian Railways having decided to provide the service on a trial basis. Judging by the response, the facility will be extended to other railway zones in the country.


Task force arrives on PU campus
To take up issues pertaining to development
Chandigarh, April 14
Members of the Special Task Force arrived on the campus to inspect the infrastructure and fiscal needs of Panjab University.

Speaking out-PU students speak
Such incidents a fallout of old rivalry
Tenzin Negi, MSc, department of biotechnology, PU “We are busy taking exams. We just read headlines in the newspapers and shrug it off. Violence is merely a topic of discussion among students and does not affect us at all. Student leaders are now indulging in cheap politics and will make it an agenda during the student elections later this year.”
Tenzin Negi, MSc, department of biotechnology, PU

Boston Case
Nitin returns home
Chandigarh, April 14
Nitin Jindal, student of Panjab University, who was declared innocent by the American judiciary, has finally returned home in Tagore Nagar in Bathinda (Punjab). Although Nitin could not be contacted for his comments, his brother Ankush confirmed his arrival and said the family was in a jubilant mood on his safe arrival.


Ice Candies

Girls try to beat the heat at a garden in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Girls try to beat the heat at a garden in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Seven killed, two hurt in accidents
Ambala, April 14
Five persons were killed and one critically injured in a road accident near Kalpi on the Ambala-Jagadhari road here today.

54,911-tonne wheat arrives in district
Ambala, April 14
Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow yesterday said 54,911 tonne wheat had arrived in all 14 mandis of the district during the current rabi season up to April 12.


2 held for assault
Chandigarh, April 14
The police today arrested two employees of a Panchkula-based private security company on the charges of abducting and assaulting a security guard working with the company a few days ago.

Body of migrant recovered
Mohali, April 14
An unidentified body of a migrant was recovered by the police from a park in Phase VII here today.

Bank employee booked for fraud
Panchkula, April 14
The police has booked Sandeep Singla, an HDFC Bank employee, for illegally selling the shares of Anubhav Singla, a resident of Sector 9.

2 snatch woman’s purse
Ambala, April 14
Two motorcycle-borne youths took away the purse of a woman, a resident of Vivek Vihar, Ambala City, yesterday.

Rs 10,000, jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, April 14
Lalit Dhingra of Sector 21-D reported to the police that someone had stolen Rs 10,000 in cash, one gold chain, two gold bangles and earring from his residence yesterday. A case of theft has been registered.


Vanshika makes it to semis
A player returns a shot during the AITA Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S ChandanChandigarh, April 14
Local budding tennis player Vanshika Sawhney, who is also a trainee at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, entered the semifinal round by outclassing Shweta Sangwan of Haryana 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6) in the girls U-16 singles quarterfinal of the AITA Championship Series here today.

A player returns a shot during the AITA Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Chandigarh Open Golf
Noida’s Rahul leads the pack
Chandigarh, April 14
Rahul Bajaj made the most of the strong winds to keep ahead of the pack at the midway stage of the IGU categorised Chandigarh Open Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the picturesque Shivalik Environmental Park in Chandi Mandir today.

8-day EGTF golf camp
Chandigarh, April 14
Golf balls and clubs will be provided free during an eight-day EGTF golf camp for girls, boys, men and women in the 13-35 age-group starting at the Chandigarh Golf Club Academy on April 20.

48-run victory for Kapil XI
Chandigarh, April 14
In the inter-academy tournament, Kapil XI beat Harbhajan XI by 48 runs at St Stephen’s School grounds here today. Put in to bat first, KD XI amassed 319 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 50 overs. The main contributors were Abhilash Sharma (84), Rishu Chopra (74 not out), Gaurav Singh (70) and Karan Aggarwal (43).

ITF Meet
City lads reach semis
Chandigarh, April 14
Local lads Garry Singh Amor and Nischey Rawal have reached semifinals in the doubles category of the ITF Junior Tournament being held at Indore.

Sandeep, Gunjit to lead city wrestlers
Chandigarh, April 14
Sandeep Tomar of DAV College, Sector 10, and Gunjit Kaur of SD School, Sector 32, would lead Chandigarh boys and girls’ squads, respectively, in the Junior National Wrestling Championship to be held in Rohtak.

Heritage Walk on April 18
Chandigarh, April 14
To mark the World Heritage Day, departments of tourism and education, Chandigarh administration, in association with INTACH will organise a Heritage Walk on April 18.

Dhruve Pandove Memorial T-20 Meet
Back-to-back wins for YPS
Patiala, April 14
Displaying fine batting and bowling skills, YPS Patiala won both its pool-A matches that were played on the first day of the Dhruve Pandove Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament at YPS ground here today.

Ball badminton teams
Chandigarh, April 14
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association (CBBA) yesterday announced its team for participation in the 29th National Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship to be held at Yamunanagar (Haryana) from April 17.


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