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Shed Allotment Case
HC ‘clean chit’ to Babla
Chandigarh, May 4
Davinder Singh Babla Congress party municipal councillor Davinder Singh Babla has, on the face of it, received a ‘clean chit’ from the Punjab & Haryana High Court in the case pertaining to the allotment of sheds in the Sector 26 market.

Davinder Singh Babla

Residents to be under micro air vehicle surveillance
Chandigarh, May 4
City residents might soon go under the bird’s eye view of micro air vehicle (MAV) surveillance cameras.The MAVs are being used in scientific, police and mapping applications. The gadget is also being used for hazardous environments that are inaccessible to ground vehicles.

New rly booking counter at ISBT-43
Chandigarh, May 4
Northern Railway is opening a new ticket reservation counter at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Sector 43, in the coming week. Residents in southern sectors of the city and Mohali, in particular, will be the most benefited with the opening of the counter. The new counter will be in addition to the existing railway booking facility at the local railway station and the ISBT, Sector 17.

Six visits to PU for minor correction!
Chandigarh, May 4
It takes nearly half-a-dozen visits to the Panjab University’s examination branch to get a minor correction done in a student’s marksheet, turning the experience into a nightmare.



Unfortunate exit of noble souls
Chandigarh, May 4
Rahul (name changed), a student of Class IV at a missionary school, went mum at the mention of names of Sister Annie and Sister Kalyani. He broke into an inconsolable howl, saying, “I know they are leaving. My life’s support system is collapsing.”

Russian technique helps immobile patients to walk again
Chandigarh, May 4
Ramesh, 30 (name changed) met with an accident at the city’s train station in 2007. The mishap resulted in amputation of his left leg and, with a possibility of the other leg meeting the same fate due to serious infections, the youth had given up all hope of ever walking again

No water supply this afternoon
Chandigarh, May 4
City residents will go without water supply tomorrow afternoon as electricity supply to the Kajauli waterworks will remain suspended from 9 am to 5 pm.


Residents make Census hotter for teachers
Chandigarh, May 4
“A government teacher on Census duty went to a house in Sector 36 around 4 pm on April 15. The landlady was having her pre-scheduled massage. The teacher tried to get a little information from the women’s daughter, who went inside the house and locked the doors. The teacher rang the doorbell, but was rebuked and shooed away. The teacher repeated her visit to same house after two days, but the owners called the police.”

Conference on managing global business
Mohali, May 4
The Punjab government is in consultation with Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, to open an institution to train technical educators in order to address shortage of teachers in engineering colleges.

Enjoy a swim year round at PU
Chandigarh, May 4
Now, swimmers at Panjab University won’t have to wait for summers to enjoy splash into the swimming pool here, as sports authorities at the university have decided to convert mini pool, also known as learners’ pool, into all-weather pool in coming days.

Adviser tells CITCO to remove encroachments
Chandigarh, May 4
The municipal corporation (MC) seems to have succeeded in its efforts to remove encroachments by CITCO on a plot adjoining Hotel Shivalik View to some extent.

Architects question building’s ‘green’ credentials
Mohali, May 4
The Chandigarh-Punjab chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) has raised serious doubts over the Punjab forest department’s claims of having constructed the state’s first green building here.“The assertion that the state-of-the art forest department complex has been built on the ‘green building design’ principle, which reflects environmental concerns, is unfounded”, said Surinder Bahga, chairman of IIA’s Chandigarh-Punjab chapter, who along with other members of the body visited the building.

Tricity decides water share
Chandigarh, May 4
The UT administration is set to give five MGD to Mohali, three MGD to Panchkula and three MGD to Chandi Mandir from the proposed phases V and VI of the water supply scheme from Kajauli to Chandigarh, adding an additional 40 MGD of supply.

2 weeks before engagement, girl killed in mishap
Panchkula, May 4
Two weeks before she was to be engaged, Rashmi (31), a resident of Sector 25, was killed in a road accident after a car rammed into her scooter near Majri Chowk here this morning.
 Monkeys quench their thirst at a pond in Ramgarh near Panchkula on Tuesday.
COOL CUSTOMERS: Monkeys quench their thirst at a pond in Ramgarh near Panchkula on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Paid parking lots fetch Rs 3.43 cr
Chandigarh, May 4
The auction of paid parking lots in 13 parts of the city fetched the municipal corporation Rs 3.43 crore here today.

Garbage dumping site
Demarcation to be opposed, says MLA
Mohali, May 4
Congress MLA from Kharar Balbir Singh Sidhu said demarcation process of the proposed garbage dumping site by the government would be opposed by him and his supporters tomorrow as the matter was pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Mohali fire brigade gets 2 new vehicles
Mohali, May 4
The Mohali fire brigade has got two new vehicles to fight fires after a gap of about nine years. Two more vehicles will be added soon.

Riot victims, SAD protest against Cong
Mohali, May 4
A number of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims and ruling SAD leaders held a joint protest against the Congress here today.

Pensioners’ body demands fire station for Zirakpur
Mohali, May 4
The Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association has demanded a fire station in Zirakpur keeping in view the growth of the area.

Restrictions on kerosene retail
Chandigarh, May 4
The Chandigarh administration has imposed restrictions on retail distribution of kerosene to be sold in the union territory, subject to various conditions.



Re-appear in land law exam
Special committee to review case
Chandigarh, May 4
Following a 20-minute protest by a group of students of the department of laws, who got a re-appear in land law paper, Panjab University today decided to forward the case of uniform late fee to a special committee.


Corridor linking Indo-Pak gurdwaras sought
Patiala, May 4
The United Sikh Mission, a US-based NGO, has demanded the creation of a peace corridor linking Dera Baba Nanak post in Gurdaspur to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

Terror suspect sent to police remand
Dera Bassi, May 4
A terror suspect of the KCF and has been arrested and sent to police remand till May 7. The suspect was arrested from Raipur, Chattisgarh, yesterday.


Lovebirds at a police station captured by PFA activists; and (right) residents of Charminar Mohalla demonstrate against the activists in Ambala Cantonement on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Dev Dutt Sharma

Students to join science fair in Turkey
Ropar, May 4
The Government of Turkey has selected two students and teachers, each of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy (SASA-India), to participate in an International science fair being organised at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University in Burdur city.

Skit marks foundation day celebrations
Ambala, May 4
MD DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Ambala City, celebrated its foundation day yesterday. Padam Shree SK Sama, vice-president of DAV Colleges Managing Committee, was the chief guest.


Five held for assault
Chandigarh, May 4
The police has arrested two residents of Maloya Colony along with three juveniles on charges of thrashing and attempting to loot an auto-rickshaw passenger near the Maloya bus stand last night.

Alleged killers held again
Kidnapped another man day before murder
Chandigarh, May 4
The police today arrested the two accused involved in the murder of Ram Sharma of Sector 40 for robbing a Mohali resident and making an obscene video on knife-point after kidnapping him on April 28, a day before the murder.

60-yr-old killed in accident
ZIRAKPUR : A 60-year-old cyclist died after being hit by a speeding bus on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway here this afternoon. The deceased was identified as Gurdev Singh, a resident of Alipur village, Sohana. He had come to Western Union Money Transfer office at Zirakpur to withdraw money.

1 held for mobile phone theft
Chandigarh, May 4
A Ram Darbar resident was caught red handed while stealing a mobile phone from a shop in Ram Darbar on Monday.Prem Chand, a resident of Sector 47, reported to the police that Rajiv Kumar, a resident of Phase-II, Ram Darbar was caught red handed from his shop in Phase II, Ram Darbar, while stealing the phone. The police arrested the accused after registering a case against him.

1 held for sexual assault on minor
Chandigarh, May 4
The police arrested 18-year-old Pardeep, alias Kala, of Hallo Majra last night on the charges of abduction and sexual assault.The police said the accused abducted the eight-year-old girl from her residence yesterday afternoon. It added that he took her to a secluded place in the jungle behind a liquor vend at Hallo Majra and sexually assaulted her.


Ajit Karam Singh maul Mount Carmel
Chandigarh, May 4
An overall performance by Rabteshwar Singh (6 for 18 and 53 runs) guided Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS), Sector 41, to a 140-run win over Mount Carmel, Sector 47, in the Saupin’s Foundation Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament (U-14) at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

Punjab Golf
Jeev Milkha Singh does the ceremonial tee-off for the Samarvir Sahi Punjab Open Amateur Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. City caddie shares lead
Chandigarh, May 4
Akshay Sharma, a caddie from the Chandigarh Golf Club, fired a three-under par 69 card to share the lead with Wasim Khan, another caddie golfer from Delhi, on the opening day of the Samarvir Sahi Punjab Open Amateur Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Jeev Milkha Singh does the ceremonial tee-off for the Samarvir Sahi Punjab Open Amateur Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tarundeep leads in junior golf
Panchkula, May 4
Sixteen-year-old Tarundeep Chadha of the Chandigarh Golf Club played an even par 72 round to take the lead on the opening day of the Northern India Junior Golf Championship that got under way on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

Billiards & Snooker Meet
Rishi shows the door to Pulkit
Chandigarh, May 4
Ajay Gupta, Lakshay Arora and Rishi Vahi have cleared the first round of snooker event (best of three frames) in the ninth Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship at Chandigarh Club here today.

Nikita plays a shot during the U-16 AITA Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts on Tuesday. Nikita beat Rubani in straight sets
Chandigarh, May 4
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association’s trainee Sumit Pal Singh made it to the quarterfinals of boys’ under-16 category after upsetting the fifth seeded Kuwar Singh Tater in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 in the AITA Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts here today.

Nikita plays a shot during the U-16 AITA Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

2008-09: Kings XI Punjab reports loss of Rs 25 cr
Chandigarh, May 4
The miseries of Kings XI Punjab seem to be unending.


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