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All talk, no work
No agenda item taken up at MC meeting
Chandigarh, April 29
Yet another MC meeting today ended without any decision or even a discussion on development issues on the agenda. In a pre-mediated agenda, the discussion did not go beyond the CITCO controversy over parking space at Hotel Shivalikvew and e-tendering before the house stood up for the national anthem that marked the end of the house proceedings for the day.
BJP councillor Ram Lal shows bottles containing contaminated water collected from Hallo Majra village during an MC meeting in Chandigarh BJP councillor Ram Lal shows bottles containing contaminated water collected from Hallo Majra village during an MC meeting in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A Tribune photograph

Promoting Tourism
Picture perfect not even on paper
Chandigarh, April 29
The city has only 47 sectors. Residents of all Sectors from 48 to 63 do not exist. This is not a supposition. This is what the department of tourism is making tourists and visitors believe.
The Tourist Information Centre at the Sector 17 plaza in Chandigarh wears a deserted look with a lone security guard outside the office The Tourist Information Centre at the Sector 17 plaza in Chandigarh wears a deserted look with a lone security guard outside the office. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan




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Artistes perform during the World Dance Day celebrations at Punjabi University in Patiala
Artistes perform during the World Dance Day celebrations at Punjabi University in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Heritage list eludes city
Chandigarh, April 29
Even as the debate on the overseas auction of Chandigarhís heritage, particularly items associated with its creator Le Corbusier, rages on, the UT Administration says it has no official heritage list.

DCís official driver held with poppy husk
Chandigarh, April 29
The police today arrested Sanjeev Sharma, 35, a driver of the UT deputy commissionerís official vehicle, on charges of having poppy husk in his possession after he had gone in the car to a Sector 24 shop to buy the contraband.

Census Duty
Ministerís word wonít help shirkers
Mohali, April 29
Even a recommendation from the Punjab education minister did not help employees of the Punjab School Education Board to skip census duty.





COMMUNITY

Toor Murder Case: Mother, brother leave for US
Mohali, April 29
The mother and brother of the doctor who was shot dead by a former Chinese colleague in the US left for America today. The cremation is likely to be held in the US.

Bhiwani resident electrocuted
Chandigarh, April 29
Manoj Kumar, a resident of Bhiwani in Haryana, was electrocuted after he came in contact with live wire while drawing water from a hand pump at Dhanas village here this afternoon.

EDUCATION

Do not resume sites of schools, HC to admn
Defiance of 15 pc quota for poor kids
Chandigarh, April 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Chandigarh administration not to initiate process of resuming sites of educational institutions for their failure to fulfil the condition of providing 15 per cent reservation for children from economically weaker section of society.

Lack of admission norms leaves students in lurch
Chandigarh, April 29
Absence of a uniform admission policy, long delayed upgrade of school infrastructure coupled with the UT education departmentís sheer indifference has left thousands of city students unable to gain entrance to various government model schools.

Syndicate Meeting
No major violent incidents in 4 years: Panel
Chandigarh, April 29
In its Syndicate meeting held today, Panjab University has lauded itself for successfully controlling incidents of violence in the campus in the last four years. Approving the report submitted by a committee constituted under GK Chatrath, Syndicate members have observed that as per the data of the last four years, itís only one major incident of violence, which was reported from UIET.

Pvt schools to submit details of EWS seats
Chandigarh, April 29
Going a step further on the issue of introducing mandatory 15 per cent reservation in the city private schools for the students of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), finance secretary Sanjay Kumar has asked the private schools to submit details of their vacant EWS seats.

From Schools and Colleges
Saupinís wins intellectual marathon
mohali: Saupinís School, Sector 32, Chandigarh, stood first in the inter-school multiple intellectual marathon, which concluded at the Millennium School here today. The host school stood second and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, stood third.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Lalru residents face potable water problem
Dera Bassi, April 29
Residents of Lalru village are facing potable water problem due to polluted water. According to information, a tubewell of the Public Health Department was supplying defected water for the past some days and the residents were getting dirty water from the pipes of the tubewell.

GMADA employees during an anti-encroachment drive at Phase 10, Mohali
GMADA employees during an anti-encroachment drive at Phase 10, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Factory workers allege shifting of machines by owners
Dera Bassi, April 29
Factory workers of PL Goyals and Sons, Dappar, today alleged that the factory owners had been trying to shift the machines from factory premises despite a case pending in the court of Assistant Labour Commissioner Mohali.

Relief for natural calamity victims
Bassi Pathana, April 29
The local market committee today organised a function to compensate the families of the victims of natural calamity and those who became physically challanged.

MM varsity student murdered
Ambala, April 29
A 21-year-old BTech student of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana was allegedly killed last night by other students of the varsity in Holi village near Mullana near here.

Residents submit memo to MC official
Dera Bassi, April 29
Women of ward No 3 here today registered a protest against poor water supply and submitted a memorandum to Bhusan Garg, Executive Officer, Municipal Council.


Women of ward no 3 protest against poor water supply in front of the MC office in Dera Bassi on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Women of ward no 3 protest against poor water supply in front of the MC office in Dera Bassi

Bank manager booked
Kharar, April 29
The Kharar police has booked the manager of HDFC bank, here, for allegedly bungling Rs 85 lakh from two customersí account using fraudulent means.

Pregnant woman electrocuted
Kharar, April 29
A pregnant woman got electrocuted at Balongi here today. In a statement to the police, the victimís husband, Manoj Kumar, said his 26-year-old wife was spreading clothes on the clothesline outside their jhuggi when she got electrocuted and collapsed.

COURTS

Three get 1-yr jail for assaulting cop
Chandigarh, April 29
Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate Pritpal Singh has sentenced three persons to one-year imprisonment in a 10-year-old case of causing hurt to a public servant. A fine of Rs 1,000 each has also been imposed on them.

Gangrape
Charges framed against 14 accused
Panchkula, April 29
A local court framed charges of kidnapping and against 14 accused in the Kalka gang-rape case here today. The accused were arrested after the police rescued a minor girl of Tipra Railway Colony, who was allegedly gangraped on December 22, 2009.

Graft Case
Challan filed against Janjua
Mohali, April 29
After getting prosecution sanction from the state government, the Punjab Vigilance has filed the challan in corruption case against Vijay Kumar Janjua, Director-cum-Secretary in the Department of Industries and Commerce.

Man gets 10-yr RI
Mohali, April 29
A local court today sentenced a Rajsthan resident,Lekh Raj, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in an NDPS case. In September 2008, the accused was arrested with 930 gm of cocaine.

PU Violence
Accused sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, April 29
The Chandigarh Police is trying to trace the source of illegal weapons procured from the students arrested for their alleged involvement in firing at Panjab University Studentsí Union (PUSU) president Udey Singh Wirringís residence in Sector 11 and in other incidents.

CRIME

Airport
Bullet found in woman executiveís bag
Chandigarh, April 29
Security personnel at the Chandigarh airport barred a woman executive of a construction company from boarding a flight this morning after a bullet was found in her bag. The police was informed about the incident by the airport security staff, which took the women to the police station and grilled her for hours before letting her off.

Youth held for killing labourer
Chandigarh, April 29
The police today arrested Deepak Kumar, a resident of Daria village, for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 19-year-old migrant labourer, Pintu, who was stabbed to death at the village on April 24.

ITBP copís wife commits suicide
Chandigarh, April 29
Tormented by prolonged illness, a 52-year-old woman, wife of an ITBP inspector, allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at her residence in the ITBP camp, Hallo Majra, here this afternoon.

Property Dispute
Man held for assaulting Solan SDMís wife
Chandigarh, April 29
The police today arrested a resident of Khuda Ali Sher on charges of thrashing and robbing the wife of the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of Solan at Khuda Ali Sher village late last night.

DAV College student attacked
Chandigarh, April 29
A group of students today allegedly thrashed Robin Singh, a BA III student of the DAV College, in Sector 10 here. According to eyewitnesses, a scuffle broke out outside the college gate when Robin came out after taking an examination.

Youth found dead in park
Chandigarh, April 29
Ram Sharma, a 27-year-old resident of Sector 40-A, was found murdered in a park in Sector 40 here this evening. The DSP (South), Jaswant Singh Khaira, said someone informed the police control room about a body lying in a pool of blood in the park. The police took him to hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Five booked for trespass
Zirakpur, April 29
The police has booked five persons for trespass on the complaint of Dula Ram, a resident of Himmatgarh, Dhakola. According to police sources, Dula Ram alleged that his son Faquir Chand along with his wife Maya Devi, son Raju, daughter Meena, Kamla entered his house on April 24 and threatened him with dire consequences.

SPORTS

Katoch Shield
Amitís ton helps Chandigarh reach 456
Chandigarh, April 29
Amit Prasharís century (120) steered Chandigarh in the driverís seat against Ropar as the former mustered 456 for six on the opening day of the Punjab State Senior Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.
Amit Prashar celebrates after hitting a century against Ropar in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A Tribune photograph

Amit Prashar celebrates after hitting a century against Ropar in Chandigarh

Gurpreet pulls off an upset
Chandigarh, April 29
In a major upset in senior snooker group, Gurpreet Singh shocked one of the top snooker players, Rajat Khaneja, beating him 3-2 in the 26th Chandigarh (UT) Billiards and Snooker Championship at Sector 22 here today.


Amit Verma aims a shot during the 26th Chandigarh (UT) Billiards and Snooker Championship on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Amit Verma aims a shot during the 26th Chandigarh (UT) Billiards and Snooker Championship

AITA Meet
Hara, Bhati to lock horns in final
Mohali, April 29
Eighth seed Param Pun of Chandigarh could not march into the final, as he lost to Tegbir Singh Hara of Ludhiana 4-6, 5-7 in the semifinals of under-14 category during the Manav Mangal Total Tennis AITA Talent Series Tournament held at Manav Mangal Total Tennis Academy here today.

Tae Kwon Do Tourney
Sukhmani school lift best team trophy
Mohali, April 29
A total of 23 students of Sri Sukhmani International School, Dera Bassi, Mohali, participated in the National Tae kwon do Championship, 2010, held at Jubbal, HP, from April 23.

 


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