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Ban on mining hikes construction cost
Panchkula, May 16
The blanket ban on mining in the riverbeds in Haryana by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken its toll on the construction activity in the district, with both realtors and the common man feeling the pinch of unprecedented hike in the input costs.

PEC ex-principal loses Rs 23.48 lakh to lottery trick
Chandigarh, May 16
Even the educated class is not immune to the lure of the lucre. Dreaming big to turn a millionaire overnight allegedly rendered Dr Om Sharan Sehgal, a former principal with Punjab Engineering College (PEC) here, bankrupt at the hands of tricksters, who lured him into transferring Rs 23.48 lakh to their accounts, saying he had won a Spanish lottery worth Rs 56 crore.

Patient jumps to death at PGI
Chandigarh, May 16
Tormented by a chronic lung disease, a 50-year-old resident of Nainital allegedly jumped to death from the fifth floor of the PGI’s Nehru Hospital here this morning.

Hottest day in May so far
Chandigarh, May 16
Playing havoc with their Sunday’s plans, the weather God showed no mercy on the city residents, as the day’s temperature reached 42 degree Celsius, four degrees above the normal.

Virus attack sends EO website into spin
Chandigarh, May 16
In a classic example of the UT administration’s oft repeated exercise of ‘good intentions but poor implementation’, details of property in the city posted on the estate office’s official website, www. sampada.in, have failed to be an authentic source of information for the public.

PEC yet to look into missing answer sheets
Chandigarh, May 16
A day after the reported disappearance of examination answer sheets of second-year civil engineering students, PEC University of Technology is still to investigate the incident and verify details.


Open House Response
UT needs more police stations in South
Sanjeev Singh Bariana's write up in the 'Open House of the Chandigarh Tribune's, on May 3, on deteriorating law and order is a fact eliciting piece. The life in Chandigarh that used to be rocking is now under a cloud of fear, disbelief and terror.


Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal launches news portal, 121newsonline.com, at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Sunday. Bansal unveils news portal on tricity
Chandigarh, May 16
In the backdrop of Chandigarh emerging as the IT hub, online journalism came here today with the launch of a comprehensive news portal for the tricity of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula and its periphery.

Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal launches news portal, 121newsonline.com, at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pardeep Tewari

Food for thought for Railways
Within a couple of days of complaining to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) about limited choice for food menu in the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabadi Express, the service provider has been penalised by the Railways.

Leopard strays into village, rescued
Brought to Chhat Bir
Nangal/Zirakpur, May 16
Punjab wildlife officials today rescued a two-year-old female leopard after it strayed into Behrampur village, Nangal, from the neighbouring jungle in Himachal Pradesh. The wildlife officials had to tranquilise the traumatised wild beast before it was transported to the Chhat Bir Zoological Park near Zirakpur.

Prized Possession: The two-year-old leopard that was rescued after being tranquilised at Behrampur village, Nangal, on Sunday. The animal was later shifted to the Chhat Bir zoo, near Zirakpur. A Tribune photograph

State not getting its share of water: Haryana
Chandigarh, May 16In its reply before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Haryana claimed the state had not been getting its share of water from the Kajauli water works. As a result, Panchkula was going to face major water problem in the near future.

Scorpio catches fire
Chandigarh, May 16
A major tragedy was averted when a Scorpio car caught fire near Hallo Majra village here this afternoon. While no loss of life was reported in the incident, the car was charred.

Stones of two gardens to be laid today
Chandigarh, May 16
Minister for Tourism, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will lay the foundation stone of the Garden of Conifers in Sector 52 and the Garden of Palms, Sector 42, on May 17.

GMADA to hold camps for compensation
Mohali, May 16
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is in the process of organising special camps at various villages for the payment of compensation. The compensation of some of the landowners of the land (771.34 acres) acquired for the development of Aerocity Mohali could not be paid on account of various reasons. Out of the total compensation of Rs 1,174.26 crore, more than half of the compensation amounting to Rs 650 crore has already been paid to the land owners.

P’kula to have ISKCON temple
Panchkula, May 16
Considering the demands of devotees, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has decided to set up a temple in the city.


CBSE directives
Practical sessions to replace traditional teaching style
Chandigarh, May 16
“Do to discover rather than hear to believe”, the motto set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the first and pilot phase of Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) is set to revolutionise science classes in schools.

Students in a chemistry lab at a school in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari

PU out of bounds for private institutes
Can’t sponsor events, advertise on campus
Chandigarh, May 16
Private educational institutes will no longer be permitted to sponsor events being held on the Panjab University (PU) campus or display their promotional material on the university premises.

Academic standards in govt schools slipping
Mohali, May 16
Excelling in annual examination results no longer appears to be important for government-run schools in Mohali district. Rather, going by their performance in recent years, it seems to be the other way round.

DAV College principal transferred
Chandigarh, May 16
Transfer orders of the DAV College, Sector 10, principal BC Josan were issued at the annual meeting of the DAV College managing committee today in New Delhi.


Ambala ill-prepared for major fires
Ambala May 16
Ambala fire brigade needs to be revamped to deal with major fire incidents like Badholi liquor factory fire in which two persons lost their lives and the raw material worth crore of rupees was destroyed.

Parshuram Jayanti celebrated
Ambala, May 16
The Brahmin Sabha, Ambala, today celebrated Parshuram’s birthday at Panchayat Bhawan in which Shiv Raman Gaur, additional principal secretary to the Chief Minister, Haryana, and director, public relations, was the chief guest.

Councillors’ ultimatum to MC chief
Convene meeting or face legal action
Dera Bassi, May 16
Nine councillors of the local municipal council today served a 72-hour ultimatum on municipal council president Manjit Kaur Dally for convening a monthly meeting of councillors regarding development works. They alleged that not even a single such meeting had been convened in the past three months.

Wheat glut in mandis at Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, May 16
An increase in the average production of wheat has led to a surge in its arrival in the grain markets of Dera Bassi this year.

Class VIII Exam
Laveena tops in district
Patiala, May 16
Proving the fact that they are in no way behind boys, girls again stole the march by securing top three positions in the Punjab School Education Board examination for Class VIII.

2 girls shine in Class VIII exam
Dera Bassi, May 16
Two girls in the district have come out with flying colours in the Class VIII examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board. Karina Attri of Sarvhitkari Senior Secondary School here stood first in the district and 82nd overall. She aimed to become an IAS officer.


Six stolen cylinders recovered from 2 vendors
Chandigarh, May 16
The Chandigarh Police today claimed to have recovered six stolen LPG cylinders from two vegetable vendors, who were arrested on Friday, besides solving two cases of snatchings.

Builder booked for fraud
Chandigarh, May 16
The police has registered a case of cheating against a city-based builder on the complaint of Meenu Verma, a resident of Sector 35.


Chandigarh retain Katoch Shield
Mohali, May 16
Defending champions Chandigarh retained the title for the second year in a row, beating Patiala on the basis of their first innings lead in the final of the Punjab State Senior Inter-District Cricket Championship for Katoch Shield at PCA Stadium, here today.

Players of the Chandigarh team in a jubilant mood after winning the Katoch Shield at PCA stadium in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

All-India Ranking Tennis Tournament
Jitin upsets Dipanshu to move ahead
Chandigarh, May 16
Jitin Bishnoi of HSIIDC upset 12th seed Dipanshu Garg to move ahead in the men’s main draw of the ongoing All-India Ranking Rs 50,000 (men’s and women’s) Tennis Tournament here today.

Golf camp for Punjab kids
Chandigarh, May 16
The Chandigarh Golf Club will open its doors to trainee golfers from Punjab, besides the tricity, for an eight-day EGTF junior golf coaching camp to be held from May 25 to June 4 at the club’s golf academy here.

Double delight for Tuba, Hassan
Chandigarh, May 16
Top seed and national champion Tuba of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, emerged champion in the sub-junior and the junior girls’ sections, while Hassan bagged two titles in junior and men’s singles category during the 13th St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament that concluded at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Sandeep pockets billiards, snooker titles
Chandigarh, May 16
It was a double delight for Sandeep Duggal, who won both billiards and snooker championships, in the ninth Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship at Chandigarh Club here today.

Sandeep Dugal aims a shot during a final of the ninth Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


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