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Two guards done to death
Chandigarh, May 1
The bodies of two private security guards were recovered from under a bridge in Dariya village located near the railway station here this morning, just a few days after the police arrested three thieves on a tip-off given by the duo.

Right:Wife and father of Sucha Singh (inset); and the grieving family of Gurdial Singh (inset) at the crime scene near Hallo Majra in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Right:Wife and father of Sucha Singh (inset); and the grieving family of Gurdial Singh (inset) at the crime scene near Hallo Majra in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Crime-prone road
Chandigarh, May 1
The brutal double murder of Sucha Singh and Gurdial Singh spread panic in and around Dariya village here today.

Bodies not picked for hours
Chandigarh, May 1
“Hai oye koi tan chak lo mere gharwale nu” (somebody please lift the body of my husband) were the cries of Sucha Singh’s widow, Savita Rani, that melted the hearts of many at the spot where the bodies of two slain guards were found this morning.

Thieves at it again in P’kula
Strike at three shops
Panchkula, May 1
Burglars were on a looting spree in the wee hours of this morning when they broke into three shops in Sector 7 and stole Rs 77,000 and five mobiles here.



Artistes of Dram-e-Baaz group stage a play ‘Hum Honge Kamyab’ at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Artistes of Dram-e-Baaz group stage a play ‘Hum Honge Kamyab’ at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

UT wakes up to water scarcity
To seek more water from Bhakra Canal
Chandigarh, May 1
Drop in water pressure has set the alarm bells ringing for the Chandigarh administration. Sensing the gravity of situation, the UT Advisor has convened a meeting of Punjab and Haryana chief secretaries to get 40 mgd (million gallons per day) more water from Bhakra canal.

Kalpana Chawla remembered
Chandigarh, May 1
“Yar ko ham ne ja-ba-ja dekha.. kahin zahir kahin chupa dekha..” (Wherever I see, I find my friends everywhere. Visibly or indirectly, I see them all around me).

Portable machine to drill metals adjudged best innovation
Chandigarh, May 1
A computer device to empower visually challenged persons, a portable machine to engrave design on metals and a device to nab traffic offenders were adjudged the best innovations at the Open House at PEC University of Technology today.

Inspection panel submits report
Chandigarh, May 1
Panjab University’s two-member committee, which visited Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, for a surprise inspection three days back, today submitted a report to the university authorities.

Companies being surveyed in IT park
Chandigarh, May 1
The Estate Office is getting a survey done of the companies functioning from Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park.

Restaurant owner told to vacate premises
Chandigarh, May 1
A local court on Friday has directed the proprietor of Moti Mahal restaurant to vacate the premises within three months as it failed to pay the rent. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of SCO (shop-cum-office) 179-180, Sector 17.

May Day observed
Chandigarh, May 1
The CITCO Workers Union today in collaboration with other employees union, including Hind Mazdoor Union and JCT Employees Union, observed Labour Day today at Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17.

Talk on use of advanced tools in basic research
Chandigarh, May 1
A one-day symposium on “Advance Techniques in Basic Research-Tools of 21st Century” was organised by the Association of Basic Medical Scientists of PGI here today.

Singing contest on May 16
Chandigarh, May 1
Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, will hold singing contest for Best Singer Award-2010 for male and female in senior and junior categories on May 16 at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Schools celebrate Labour Day
Mohali, May 1
“Respect and love for all who work, no matter how small the work is” was the message given to the students of Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, today by celebrating Labour Day at the school campus. Children had prepared a special assembly to commemorate the occasion with songs and insights about the day. The children had bought hand-made cards and flowers, which were later distributed among Class IV employees.

Journalists’ body forms human chain
Chandigarh, May 1
The Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists (CPUJ) today organised a rally at Plaza, Sector 17, to mark the May Day and to recall the scarifies of people who laid down their lives for the cause of the working class.

Technical symposium showcases projects
Chandigarh, May 1
Nearly 600 school students today participated in the annual technical symposium of PEC University of Technology, “Open House”, which showcased best projects created by students of different departments of PEC.

Wastage of water
Residents continue to flout ban
Mohali, May 1
The Water Supply and Sanitation Wing has disconnected one connection, issued challans in six cases and sent notices to 831 persons since it imposed a ban on the wastage of water a month ago, even as residents in certain parts of the town are facing shortage of water.

Estate office lifts sealing orders
Asks to remove violations within 25 days
Chandigarh, May 1
Following protests by traders in Sector 17 over sealing of the basement of a commercial building, the UT estate office today lifted the orders on the condition that the violations will be removed within 25 days.

Census gets under way
Mohali, May 1
Mohali district census officials began the day by knocking at the doors of city’s “First Citizens”. Different teams simultaneously went to the houses of Mohali municipal corporation president Kulwant Singh, local Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Balbir Sidhu and Mohali Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh Mand.

Eviction Order
Ex-mayor’s plea dismissed
Chandigarh, May 1
A local court today dismissed an appeal filed by Congress councillor and former Mayor Pradeep Chhabra regarding the eviction order of the business-cum-shopping arcade of Hotel Shivalikview at Sector 17 passed by the estate office.


Students awarded
Chandigarh, May 1
Guru Harikrishan Educational Society, Chandigarh, held its 18th Sanman Samaroh function at the auditorium of Vivek High School, Sector 38, here recently.


Non-teaching staff to intensify stir
Patiala, May 1
The non-teaching staff union of private-aided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh has threatened to intensify their agitation in order to get their revised pay scales implemented.

Fire at petrol station office
Ambala, May 1
A major tragedy was averted after a fire broke out at the office of a petrol station of Bharat Petroleum on the GT road, near Ambala City, this morning.

Rs 4 cr to be spent on bundh repair, says MLA
Dera Bassi, May 1
Around Rs 4 crore will be spent on repair of bundhs on the Ghaggar to control flooding in the Dera Bassi area.This was stated by MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny while talking to mediapersons at Bhagwasi village today.

Chicago martyrs remembered
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 1
The district unit of the Punjab State Employees’ Union today observed May Day at their district headquarters to remember the martyrs of Chicago and those workers who were killed while performing their duty.

Anti-diarrhoea drive kicks off
Ambala, May 1
Ambala will soon be identified as a diarrhoea-free district, said Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Saro after launching a campaign in this regard here today.


Fake currency: Accused sent to 3-day police remand
The accused being taken to a court in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, May 1
A local court today sent two engineering students to three-day police remand for sustained interrogation of the detection of the original source of fake currency seized from them.

The accused being taken to a court in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Charges framed against Whiskey, 6 others 
Chandigarh, May 1
Additional District and Sessions Judge GC Garg today framed charges against Davinder Singh alias Whiskey and six others in a murder case.


2 held for illegal sand quarrying
Mohali, May 1
The police booked two persons for manhandling forest staff and quarrying sand illegally from the forest here today. The accused have been identified as Gurmit Singh and Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Choti Karora village in Naya Gaon.

Dariya Murder
One more arrested
Chandigarh, May 1
The police has arrest another accused in the murder case of Pintu, which took place at Dariya village on Friday.The accused has been identified as Nitin Arora. This is the third arrest in the case.


Billiards and Snooker Championship
Ankit wins sub-junior title
Chandigarh, May 1
Ankit has emerged winner in the sub-junior snooker event of the 26th Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship being held at Sector 22-D, here todayAjay will take on Rishab in the junior snooker final.

Bhati outplays Tegbir
Mohali, May 1
Dheer Anush Bhati of Chandigarh displayed his left handed inside out forehands to overcome Tegbir Singh Hara of Ludhiana in Manav Mangal Total Tennis AITA talent series tournament, which concluded at school complex in phase 10 here today.

Gulshan, Jagdeep enter final qualifying round
Chandigarh, May 1
Gulshan Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Angrej Singh, trainees of the Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) and Rahul Verma of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, have moved to the final qualifying round of the boys under-12 ATIA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being held at CLTA here today.


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