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Affluent leaders, EO officials called the shots
l Milked licensees for three decades l Never wanted pucca booths constructed
Chandigarh, March 5
For almost three decades -- from 1978 to 2007 - the helpless poor but genuine licensees at the Bajwara rehri market in Sector 22 proved to be the proverbial golden hen for the affluent self-styled leaders and estate office (EO) officials who raked in moolah at their cost.

From Rs 300 to Rs 15K in 25 yrs
Chandigarh, March 5
The modus operandi of collecting bribe money in the booth scam, whose lid was by blown off by a magisterial probe by former ADC PS Shergill, kept pace with the time over a period of the past three decades. From Rs 300 per licence in the late 1970s, the bribe amount to estate office (EO) officials went to Rs 15,000 per person in the late 1990s and onwards.

60-yr-old man rapes minor
Chandigarh, March 5
In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a 60-year-old man near a tubewell in the Industrial Area (phase 1) here on Saturday. The police has arrested the suspect, Daya Ram, a gardener employed by a government nursery in Hallomajra on charges of rape.



DAV-10 Principals’ Tiff
College may not hold annual youth fest
Chandigarh, March 5
Having affected academics, staff coordination and college security, the six-month long ongoing tiff between two principals of DAV College, Sector 10, has taken its latest toll: for the first time in recent years, the college may not be able to hold its annual youth fest.

Booth Scam
‘Poor’ allottees have properties in Delhi, Chandigarh
Chandigarh ,March 5
A majority of the absentee licensees at the Bijwara Rehri Market, who fraudulently acquired booth in the Krishna Market in Sector 41, are reported to millionaires with commercial properties in Chandigarh, Delhi, Mohali and Himachal Pradesh.

90 shopkeepers challaned in Sec 22
Chandigarh, March 5
Around 90 shopkeepers were challaned for encroaching on the municipal corporation land during an anti-encroachment drive in the rehri and main market of Sector 22 here today.

Spring Fest to be a three-day affair from next year
Panchkula, March 5
The Spring Fest in the town will be a three-day event from next year onwards, said Rajender Kataria, Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority, to the media here today.

Cross-cases registered after group clash
Zirakpur, March 5
The police today registered cross-cases against 10 members of two groups after a clash at Singhpura village late last night.ASI Gurvinder Singh, the investigating officer, said Sandeep Singh Multani, a resident of Multani Farm, Singhpura, in his complaint alleged that he was watching television around 10.15 pm when two cars carrying 12 persons stopped outside his house and they knock at his door.

Tytler’s effigy burnt
Mohali, March 5
The district unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Urban) today burnt an effigy of Jagdish Tytler, one of the alleged perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, on being inducted as a member of the Congress Working Committee by its president Sonia Gandhi. The effigy was burnt at the Phase VII chowk.

2-day police custody for accused
Chandigarh, March 5
A day after the crime branch of the UT Police busted a lottery gang operating from Pakistan and arrested one of its members, the accused, Amit Khan, was sent to two-day police custody today.

Excise duty on readymade garments
Retailers want rollback
Chandigarh, March 5
Opposing the 10 per cent excise duty on branded apparel, the Readymade Garment Retailers Association today said it would make representations to the government seeking a rollback in the proposed levy.

Mountview surpasses sales target
Chandigarh, March 5
In spite of several constraints, Hotel Mountview, the only government-run five-star hotel in the tricity, has registered a gross sales of Rs 30 crore up to February, 2011, which is Rs 2 crore more than the target of Rs 28 crore for the 2010-11 fiscal.


Getting examination certificate an uphill task for
Chandigarh, March 5
Securing first or second rank in examinations conducted by Panjab University may not be as tough as procuring a certificate of having passed them. With the deadline for certain prestigious scholarships expiring in March 2011, research scholars, particularly in the varsity’s science departments, are running from pillar to post to get hold of certificates, which state their rank in the exams held for their previous degrees.

Meritorious students felicitated
Chandigarh, March 5
Meritorious students of Bhavan Vidyalaya were felicitated at the annual prize distribution function held on the school premises here.


Meenu, Mandeep shine in quiz contest
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 5
Research in various fields should be nature friendly and its result should be for the betterment of mankind and society. Dr Tarlok Singh Benipal, head of applied chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, stated this while speaking on a seminar sponsored by the UGC to celebrate the international chemistry day at Mata Gujri College.

Bassi Pathana gets sub-treasury office
Bassi Pathana, March 5
The state government has issued instructions to the district treasury officer to start a sub-treasury office in the Bassi Pathana sub-division from April 1.Consumer forum president Kirpal Singh Sethi said he along with district president Jagdeep Singh Cheema had called upon the minister concerned and urged him to start the sub-treasury office. The minister directed the district treasury officer to take measures in this regard. An official communication was received by the DTO office recently.

Protest over discharge of sewage into temple pond
Bassi Pathana, March 5
Local residents yesterday protested the discharge of sewage in the “sarovar” of the historic Pracheen Ram Temple here. The devotees alleged that they had to face difficulty entering the temple as the sewage had started flowing on to the temple premises and damaging its boundary wall besides the garden.


Man convicted of murder
Chandigarh, March 5
The Court of District and Sessions Judge SK Goel today convicted an accused of the murder of a Dhanas resident in 2008. The court held Nizammudin guilty of murdering Angrej Singh, a Panjab University employee. The quantum of sentence will be announced on Monday.


2 held for cheating
Chandigarh, March 5
The police has arrested two persons who were trying to con the Chandigarh Traffic Police while appearing for a driving license test in Sector 23 here today. The police arrested Surinder, who appeared in person in place of actual candidate Sonu, during the driving test.

Man held for robbery
Chandigarh, March 5
A special team of the police control room and the Sector-31 police arrested a notorious criminal, Suraj, alias Ganju, from a checkpoint here today. The accused was wanted in a case of robbery registered two days ago.


Bhullar emerges champion
Gaganjeet Bhullar exults after winning the PGTI Players’ Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on SaturdayChandigarh, March 5
Gaganjeet Bhullar made the most of a sunny but windy day to turn the tables on rampaging Vijay Kumar of Lucknow, as he romped home his third title on the Professional Golf Tour of India on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Gaganjeet Bhullar exults after winning the PGTI Players’ Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

9 shuttlers selected
Chandigarh, March 5
The Chandigarh Badminton Association has selected nine players to represent the city in the national badminton championship (veterans) to be held at Imphal, Manipur, from March 9 to 13 here today. Senior veteran badminton player Vijay Pandit will lead the team.

WI vs Ireland
Run fest on cards?
Mohali, March 5
After getting an expected outcome from the first pitch, the host, PCA, is now all set with the second pitch at the PCA grounds when West Indies will face Ireland here on March 11.


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