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Encroachers set to get ‘dream house’, courtesy admn
Chandigarh, May 18
It pays to be an encroacher on public land in Chandigarh. As many as 23,841 “eligible” slum families, consisting of over 1 lakh population illegally squatting over 200 acres of prime commercial land worth thousands of crores of rupees, are set to be rewarded with the “dream house” by the Chandigarh Administration under its ambitious but controversial slum rehabilitation project.
A bird’s eyeview of the illegal Colony No 5. A bird’s eyeview of the illegal Colony No 5. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Pay for legal battle, admn tells CHB
Chandigarh, May 18
The UT administration has washed its hands off the amount to be paid to the two arbitrators appointed by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in the ongoing tussle between the board and the realtor, Parsavnath Developers.

Laser CCTVs to keep an eye on city’s markets
Chandigarh, May 18
The city’s major shopping centers will hopefully now become more safe and secure with the Chandigarh police initiating the process of installing ‘laser sensor equipped’ closed circuit television cameras at markets as well as traffic light intersections. The cameras will sound an alarm whenever any one tries to cross the ‘virtual fencing’.




Theft Fallout
PEC teachers want grills for windows
Chandigarh, May 18
Such is the fright of mischievous students at the PEC University of Technology, who steal answer sheets and question papers from teachers’ offices, that nearly half a dozen requests have been made to the authorities for iron grills on office windows.

Beer sales jump as mercury soars
Chandigarh, May 18
Boasting the highest per capita income in the country, city residents are saying cheers over mugs of beer like never before this summer. Blame it on their changing lifestyles or the early onset of hot weather, beer guzzlers are having a ball as can been seen by an unprecedented rise in sales of beer this season. In fact, a look at the figures for April is sufficient proof, if one were needed, that beer has caught the fancy of the city’s tipplers. Compared to 125,000 cases in April 2009, sales have jumped by 18,000 to 143,000 cases in the same period this year. With the mercury hovering at over 40 degrees Celsius for several days last month, the spurt in beer sales was understandable.

CBSE Class XII, CISCE results today
Chandigarh, May 18
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be declaring its Class XII board exam results for Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula regions tomorrow.


Desilting at Sukhna picks up
Desilting work at the regulator end of the Sukhna lake in full swing on Tuesday night.Chandigarh, May 18
With the monsoon barely a month away, the UT administration has sped up desilting at the Sukhna lake, with men and machines working all night to remove the maximum silt. The move comes following the recent installation of CCTV cameras to keep a watch on the progress of desilting.

Desilting work at the regulator end of the Sukhna lake in full swing on Tuesday night. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Visit to community centre
Staff fail to recognise Mayor
Chandigarh, May 18
Officials of the municipal corporation, including Mayor Anu Chathrath, Commissioner Roshan Sunkaria, Joint Commissioner TPS Phoolka and others were in for a shock when on a visit to one of the community centres today, the staff did not recognise them.

Vice-President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari with Bhupinder Singh Hooda and senior officials of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
Vice-President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari with Bhupinder Singh Hooda and senior officials of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Drizzle brings respite from heat wave
Chandigarh, May 18
Just when the heat wave seemed to be at its zenith, with people preferring to remain indoors, came a drizzle, a dust storm and plenty of clouds this afternoon to lower the temperature marginally in some parts of the city and neighbouring areas of Punjab and Haryana. Light showers brought down the day temperature slightly by 0.8 degree Celsius to 40.2 degree Celsius.

Fighting vitiligo stigma
Chandigarh, May 18
Vitiligo, also known as “leukoderma”, “phulwahri” or “safed daag” is not infectious and can’t spread from one person to another by any kind of contact as presumed by majority of the people rendering the patients as untouchables.

Ushmeet first in painting
Mohali, May 18
On-the-spot painting competition was organised by the Punjab Pollution Control Board for schoolchildren at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, Mohali, here today.


Marksheet Preparation
PU gives power to depts
Chandigarh, May 18
In a crucial step to minimise errors in marksheets, Panjab University today decided to decentralise the process of preparing the detail marksheet (DMC) of students to its departments.

No academic counsellors for decade
Chandigarh, May 18
With Class X results being declared in a couple of days, UT students struggle to find an academic counsellor to help them in choosing their streams in Class XI. Though the administration claims to have done its job by announcing an aptitude test at the State Institute of Education (SIE), Sector 32, and hiring 110 counsellors so far for the purpose, the ground reality is far from fine.

IGNOU announces BA in 3D animation
Chandigarh, May 18
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced a new course of BA in 3D animation and visual effects in collaboration with Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC). It is a specialised course of three years duration and application forms are available at MAAC, Sector 33 centre.

UIHMT students to be awarded ‘Bachelors of Hotel Mgmt’ degree
Chandigarh, May 18
Students pursuing their graduation degree in the University Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism (UIHMT) at Panjab University would be awarded degrees of “Bachelors of Hotel Management” and “Bachelors of Tourism” rather than a degree of Bachelors of Science (BSc).


Quack booked for selling illegal medicines
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 18
A team of health department today got a case registered against a quack at Chhaleri village for not co-operating with the team and allowing them to take samples of a medicine being sold by him.

One hurt as buses race
Kharar, May 18
Two buses, in a bid to over take each other, hit pedestrian and damaged vehicles that were standing nearby. The incident took place in the evening near Balongi village. Both the buses were coming from Mohali and one of them was bound for Amritsar.


Nari Niketan Rape Case
Court asks for names of victim’s caretakers
Chandigarh, May 18
The court of additional district and sessions judge GC Garg has directed officials of Nari Niketan to submit a report stating the names of the caretakers who had assisted the mentally retarded rape victim during her stay there.

Dyslexia As Disability
HC issues notice to Union ministry
Chandigarh, May 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion to the Union Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and other respondents on a petition for treating dyslexia as a disability and considering dyslexic students for reservation among physically challenged.


Ex-cop held with charas
Chandigarh, May 18
The Himachal Pradesh police arrested a former constable of the Chandigarh police on Sunday with 14.5 kg of ‘charas’. The accused, identified as Satish Kumar, had been dismissed after he was arrested in a cheating case registered against him at the Sector 17 police station here in 2008.

Rickshaw-puller hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, May 18
A rickshaw-puller reportedly hanged himself from a tree at green belt in Sector 48 here this morning. The police said the victim had been identified as 35-year-old Munna Ram of Jagatpura village in Mohali. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Thieves decamp with car
Chandigarh, May 18
Bhag Singh of Sector 29 lodged a complaint with the police that his car (CH01M-6387) was stolen from his residence on Saturday. A case of theft was registered.

Cheating accused brought from Delhi
Chandigarh, May 18
The Chandigarh police brought Varun Kaul, accused of duping a local auto dealer of a Honda City by presenting a fake demand draft, here yesterday on transit remand from Delhi.

Youth tries to break barrier, hurt
Cops let him off without registering case
Panchkula, May 18
A 20-year-old youth was injured when he tried to break barriers setup by the traffic police near Budhanpur village on the Sector 16 main road here today.


Ravnoor, Ikttesh enter quarterfinals
Chandigarh, May 18
Chandigarh players, Ravnoor Kaur and fifth seed Ikttesh Chahal, reached the quarterfinals of the women’s singles category in the ongoing All-India Ranking (Rs 50,000) Tennis Tournament at CLTA Courts, Sector 10, here today.


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