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IT Park Mess
MHA team quizzes former HS, FS
Chandigarh, May 13
The role of two senior bureaucrats, formerly with the Chandigarh Administration, came under the scanner of the ministry of home affairs(MHA) team probing the alleged irregularities highlighted in the special audit in the allotment of land to certain IT giants in the IT park here.

Sachin fans get to meet their idol in flesh
Zirakpur, May 13
Sachin Tendulkar and actor Mandira Bedi during an interaction at Zirakpur on Thursday Cricket buffs had a gala time during an encounter with their hero Sachin Tendulkar at a local resort here today afternoon. Dressed in casual blue jeans and an offwhite shirt.

Sachin Tendulkar and actor Mandira Bedi during an interaction at Zirakpur on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Nari Niketan Case
Hearing initiated on letting victim be accompanied in court
Chandigarh, May 13
Subsequent to the Punjab & Haryana High Court directions, a local court has initiated hearing on whether to allow a female attendant to be present along with the Nari Niketan rape victim during her crossexamination in the court.


PU exam papers: Complaints pour in again
Chandigarh, May 13
Panjab University has received over 100 complaints regarding question papers in connection with the ongoing annual examinations on the campus and affiliated colleges.

Slum Fire
53 families to get Rs 10,000 each
Panchkula, May 13
Aid continues to pour in for the 53 families who lost their belongings in the Tuesday’s devastating fire, with the state government announcing Rs 10,000 as compensation to each family.

CBSE Class XI admission system out, finally
Notification to reach schools by Monday
Chandigarh, May 13
Clearing the ongoing confusion regarding class XI admissions, the Central Board of Secondary Education has finally declared its Cumulative Grade Point Average system, the key policy governing allocation of streams in Class XI.A formal notification regarding the same will reach all schools by Monday.

UT seeks Centre’s nod for 114 healthcare posts
Chandigarh, May 13
The UT health department, which is often faces criticism for the shoddy services in government-run hospitals, has shot off a proposal to the union health ministry seeking sanction of 114 posts, including that of 20 doctors, in order to improve the healthcare infrastructure in the city. The department also proposes to open two new dispensaries in Sectors 38 and 52.


RJD activists protest against Gadkari
RJD activists protest against BJP president Nitin Gadkari’s remarks against Lalu Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav in Chandigarh on ThursdayChandigarh, May 13
Members of the local unit of Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) today staged a protest against derogatory remarks against Lalu Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav outside the Chandigarh Press Club where BJP chief Nitin Gadkari was addressing mediapersons here today.

RJD activists protest against BJP president Nitin Gadkari’s remarks against Lalu Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Mothers given tips on childcare
Mohali, May 13
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, yesterday held a special Mother and Child Workshop in which around 100 children of Ryan International School, along with their mothers, participated.

Courier company told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, May 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a city based courier company to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation for mental and physical harassment as well as loss suffered to Nidhi Garg.

300 traffic violators on camera in 5 days
Chandigarh, May 13
The Chandigarh traffic police has captured 300 violators of traffic rules in five days since CCTV cameras got functional at 20 intersections in the city on May 7.

CHB staff to protest
Chandigarh, May 13
A general body meeting of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) Employees Coordination Committee was held today under the chairmanship of Pawan Kumar Narial.

NGO helps widow
Zirakpur, May 13
The Disabled Persons' Welfare Organisation, Punjab, has financially helped Manjit Kaur, who resides at Daulat Singh Wala village, after the sudden demise of her husband, Balbir Singh.

Duping of Car Dealer
Cops to get suspect from Tihar for quizzing
Chandigarh, May 13
The Chandigarh Police would be bringing a Tihar Jail inmate, arrested for duping several car dealers in the region of luxury cars by giving them counterfeit bank drafts, on production warrant to interrogate him in a similar case registered here yesterday.

Public hearing
Chandigarh, May 13
Punjab Governor-cum-Chandigarh Administrator Shivraj Patil will not hold his public hearing session at the UT Secretariat on May 17 due to some prior engagements.


Panjab varsity told to refund Rs 6,611
Chandigarh, May 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Regional Centre, Panjab University (law department), Muktsar, to refund fee of Rs 6,611 to Jaswant Singh after making deduction of Rs 1,000 as processing fee.

Students of DPS in jubliant mood after winning a folk dance competition at PEC in Chandigarh on Thursday
Students of DPS in jubliant mood after winning a folk dance competition at PEC in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Now, Punjab board results available on mobile phones
Patiala, May 13
Anxious students and their parents who line up for hours outside schools and public notice boards, don’t need to step out anywhere this time, as the Punjab School Education Board exam results are just a call and SMS away. Students who appeared under the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) examinations for classes VIII, X and XII, can access their results on their Idea mobile phones this year.

PU orders probe into fire incident
Chandigarh, May 13
Reacting to the intimation of the DC-cum-principal census officer, the DEO, Chanchal Singh, has issued show-cause notices to three city teachers -- Nachhttar Singh (GMSSS-23), Arti Chowdhary (GMSSS, Sarangpur) and Vinod Sharma (GMHS-20) for allegedly obstructing census duty.

College comes out with book on education management
Patiala, May 13
Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a function to mark the release of a book titled "Emerging Paradigms in Commerce and Management Education "published by the college. The book, edited by college principal Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha and Prof Jasleen Kaur, head, Department of Commerce and Management, is compendium of the research papers presented by the scholars during a national conference organised by the college on September 5.

DEO issues notices to 3 teachers
Chandigarh, May 13
Taking a cognizance of the fire, which broke out near Savitri Bai Phulle and Kasturba Bai Hall Girls Hostels, Panjab University has marked a probe into the incident.

Student nurses awarded at PGI
Chandigarh, May 13
On the occasion of International Nurses Day, a prize distribution ceremony was held at the Nursing Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) at PGI. The chief guest was the director of PGI, Prof KK Talwar.

Foreign Educational Institutions Bill
Experts meet to formulate opinion
Chandigarh, May 13
A seminar for opinion formulation on Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010, proposed for introduction in the Parliament was organised yesterday by the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) at Chitkara University, Sector 25.

Science quiz marks National Technology Day
Chandigarh, May 13
The National Technology Day was observed at SD Senior Secondary School, Sector 24. A science quiz-cum-exhibition was organised to mark the day. All great scientists of India were remembered for their contribution in the field of technology.

Commissioning anniversary
Chandigarh, May 13
Members of the Chandigarh chapter of the Army Short Service Course Serial 17 celebrated the 36th anniversary of their commissioning here today. At least 80 officers, along with their wives and children, attended the event, organised at the Defence Services Officers Institute.

Doctors save leg of heart patient
Chandigarh, May 13
Doctors at the Indus Super Specialty Hospital at Mohali have successfully used the cardio-vascular intervention procedure of planting four long stents in the leg artery of a 60-year-old heart patient, preventing a possible amputation of his left leg.



Distillery Fire
Rs 2.5 lakh relief for victims’ kin
The Dera Bassi SDM listens to the problems of fire victimsAmbala, May 13
The general manager of NV Distillery, Anil Wadhwa, today announced an ex gratia of Rs 2.5 lakh each to the next of kin of two persons who were killed in a fire that broke out in the distillery here yesterday.

The Dera Bassi SDM listens to the problems of fire victims. Photo: Parmod Mehta

Ex-UHBVN employee held for meter tampering
Ambala, May 13
A team of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam arrested Anu Prakash, a former employee of the UHBVN, for tempering with electricity supply meters here today.

BKU seeks adequate power for farmers
Ambala, May 13
The Bhartiya Kisan Union at a meeting here yesterday expressed concern over the scarcity of power in villages.

New Route Plan for Patiala Roads
Sloppy enforcement leaves residents confused
Policemen try to regulate one-way traffic on a road near the Polo Ground in PatialaPatiala, May 13
The implementation of the new traffic plan from May 1 aimed at removing congestion from town roads and bringing down the number of road accidents has led to confusion among city residents.

Policemen try to regulate one-way traffic on a road near the Polo Ground in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Work on lawyers’ chambers to begin next month
Ambala, May 13
The construction work on the long-awaited lawyers’ chambers will begin next month. The Haryana chief architect has approved the site plan for chambers prepared by the Ambala Bar Association.

Sports, cultural contests mark Sirhind Fateh Diwas
Nihangs perform gatka during Fateh March in Mohali on ThursdayFatehgarh Sahib, May 13
The Punjab Police today defeated the Railway Coach Factory (4-0) in hockey during the Khalsai Sports Events held on the occasion of 300 years of Sirhind Fateh Diwas. Various sports and cultural events were held at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College during the occasion.

Nihangs perform gatka during Fateh March in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mechanic commits suicide, employer booked
Rajpura, May 13
The owner of a motorcycle showroom has been booked after an 18-year-old motorcycle mechanic committed suicide in Banur. The victim, Jaspal Singh, a resident of Peer Colony, Rajpura, had been working at the showroom for past few months and the showroom owner had levelled allegations of theft against him yesterday.

Summer sports  camps for kids
Patiala, May 13
The Sports Authority of India, Netaji Subhas Chandra National Institute of Sports (NS NIS), Patiala, will hold summer coaching camp in basketball, gymnastics, judo and tennis for the benefit of local school children between the age group of 6 to 16 years.

Relaxation on House Tax
Govt urged to rethink suspension of MC resolution
Bassi Pathana, May 13
Local councillors, during a meeting today, passed a resolution urging the office of the deputy director, local government, to reconsider its decision to suspend the municipal council’s earlier resolution giving 50 per cent relaxation to residents on house tax imposed as per new survey.

Dealers vow not to use polythene
Ambala, May 13
The Ambala Electrical Dealers Association organised a seminar on use of polythene here recently.

Ditesh stands second in pharmacy
Kharar, May 13
Ditesh Kumar, student of Gobind colony, Kharar has bagged second position in pharmacy in the CET results declared today.

Central Scheme Funds
MLA seeks info under RTI Act
Ambala, May 13
Bhartiya Janata Party MLA Anil Vij has sought information under the RTI Act about the utilisation of funds by the district administration under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme.


Hawara’s appeal admitted in HC
Chandigarh, May 13
Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the Punjab and Haryana today admitted an appeal filed by “dreaded militant” Jagtar Singh Hawara against his conviction in a case of attempt to murder and under the arms Act, registered on December 22, 1995.


Mother of three commits suicide
Panchkula, May 13
A 37-year-old woman, Puja, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan using a dupatta at her house in Rajiv Colony in the wee hours of today.

16-yr old killed in accident
Panchkula, May 13
A 16-year-old boy, Prince, died when his motorcycle collided with a truck, near here, today. He was going to his farm situated near Barwala.


Ankush, Tegbir to clash for title
Ankush Arora in action at the YMCA in Chandigarh on ThursdayChandigarh, May 13
Top seed Ankush Arora of Punjab will face Tegbir Singh Hara from Ludhina in boys under-14 event in the final of The British Total Tennis AITA Talent Series Tournament at The British School Tennis Academy, Mohali, tomorrow.

Ankush Arora in action at the YMCA in Chandigarh on Thursday. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

A horse rider displays his skills during the Khalsai Games at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Thursday
A horse rider displays his skills during the Khalsai Games at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Katoch Shield
Reetinder comes to the rescue of Patiala
Scores unbeaten 89
Mohali, May 13
With his timely unbeaten knock of 89, Reetinder Sodhi rescued the Patiala team, which bore some early jolts against Chandigarh during the final match of the Punjab State Inter -District Senior Tournament for Katoch Shield at Punjab Cricket Association’s cricket stadium, here today.

Cricket trials from May 15
Mohali, May 13
Trials to select the Mohali district U-22 cricket team will be held on May 15 at the PCA Cricket Stadium here.

Panchkula District Chess Tourney
Jaskaran of Chandigarh takes 4-point lead
Panchkula, May 13
Jaskaran of Chandigarh was leading with four points in the Under-19 category of the Panchkula District Open Chess Championship on its inaugural day at St. Teresa Convent School in Sector 25 here today.


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