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Water a drain on MC
Payments of UT, Punjab departments pending
Chandigarh, March 19
At least 103 government departments of the UT administration and the Punjab government have left the municipal corporation (MC) poorer by a whopping Rs 5.06 crore on account of pending water dues.

Khushpreet murder case cracked
Chandigarh, March 19
In a major breakthrough, a Chandigarh police team, led by DSP Vijay Kumar, have cracked the Khushpreet murder case. Police sources said they had arrested four persons in this connection from Uttar Pradesh.



Burst of colour, joy/Lunar delight

Students from the Institute for the Blind play with colours on the eve of Holi in Chandigarh on Saturday; and (right) the appearance of Super Moon made the night special. The moon was the closest to the Earth in 18 years. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Parking staff fleece visitors
PGI’s Advanced Cardiac Centre parking attendants misbehave with objectors
Chandigarh, March 19
Charanjit Singh, Harjinder and Harpreet show car parking slips. The three were overcharged at the  parking lot of the PGI, Sector 12, Chandigarh Hardly a month after a woman was allegedly slapped by the parking staff at the new OPD parking, an incident of visitors being fleeced by the contractor at the Advanced Cardiac Centre at the PGI came to light today.

(From left) Charanjit Singh, Harjinder and Harpreet show car parking slips. The three were overcharged at the  parking lot of the PGI, Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Crime busters need stress busters
Zirakpur/Mohali, March 19
A cop being examined at a medical check-up camp at the Zirakpur police station Over 40 per cent of policemen posted in Mohali district, especially in Zirakpur, have been found to be suffering from hypertension and stress. Burdened by long and late duty hours, the men in khakhi registered signs of poor heart condition and stress while undergoing a health check-up at a medical camp in Zirakpur today.

A cop being examined at a medical check-up camp at the Zirakpur police station on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Police set to rein in unruly Holi revellers
Chandigarh, March 19
COLOURS OF AFFECTION: Students play Holi in Sector 10, Chandigarh ‘Bura na maano, Holi hai (Don’t get me wrong, it’s Holi)’ - this excuse is unlikely to work in the event of anyone indulging in hooliganism, “eve teasing” (harassing girls), helmetless riding on motorcycles or scooters without a helmet and other violations of law and order with the police saying it is in no mood to go easy with “mischievous elements” just because it is ‘Holi hai’ on Sunday.

COLOURS OF AFFECTION: Students play Holi in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Dismissed cop to sit on dharna 
Panchkula, March 19
Sub-Inspector Narinder Singh, who was dismissed from service about two years ago and released from judicial custody today, alleged that police officials had lifted him forcibly from the office of the DGP on March 7 and produced him in the court.

Fireworks in MC’s budget meeting likely
Panchkula, March 19
With the municipal council officials allegedly ignoring four wards, the budget meeting scheduled for March 21 is likely to witness fireworks.

Post of State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (I)
Interview scheduled for March 23

Chandigarh, March 19
With Justice SS Gupta taking over the reigns of the UT State Disputes Redressal Commission as it’s president, the long-pending process of filling the post of president of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (I) has started once again, with interview of the candidates being scheduled for March 23.

CBI probe into land scams sought
Panchkula, March 19
The Shivalik Vikas Manch (SVM) yesterday demanded a CBI inquiry into various land scams of the Congress-led state government, which had been pursuing an “anti-farmer” policy to serve the interests of capitalists.

A treat for music lovers
Chandigarh, March 19
A semi-classical musical soiree “Holi Ayi Re” by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy mesmerised all at Randhawa auditorium.


Strike by Safai Karamcharis
Protesters get support from docs

Patiala, March 19
The Doctors Federation of India representatives today stated that threat of epidemic in several towns and cities of Punjab looms large in the wake of the ongoing strike of the safai karamcharis and other employees of the Municipal Councils and some Municipal Corporations of the state.


Car lifters sent to judicial custody
Panchkula, March 19
The police had busted a gang of vehicle lifters and recovered as many as eight vehicles worth over Rs 20 lakh yesterday.


Two held for illegal telecast of World Cup matches
Chandigarh, March 19
After an entire month the city police has finally woken up to the unauthorized telecasts of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup matches by local cable operators. With the standoff between multisatellite operators (MSOs), cable operators and the broadcaster the matches are being telecast through various illegal means in the city.

Murder Near Sukhna Lake
Victim brutally assaulted before being done to death: Cops

Chandigarh, March 19
Investigations into the murder of 23-year-old Akashdeep Malhotra have revealed that the victim was brutally assaulted before being done to death by his assailants.

Minor nabbed for theft
Chandigarh, March 19
The police have arrested a 14-year-old boy, a resident of Hallo Majra, on charges of theft.

One booked for cheating
Mohali, March 19
The police has booked the owner of Kalsi car cleaner, Industrial Area, Phase VII, for cheating.


Kabir drubs Rushbeg in qualifying round
Chandigarh, March 19
Kabir Manrai defeated Rushbeg Ahluwalia in the qualifying round of boys (U-12) category during the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament being held at Complex and Lake Sports Complex, here today.

SD College bowls out SGGS team in semis
Chandigarh, March 19
In a one-sided affair, SD College, Sector 32, defeated Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College (SGGS), Sector 26, in the first semi-final match of the ongoing Inter-College Cricket Championship being organised by the UT sports department at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.

Varun defeats Gurbinder
Boxers in action during a bout in the all India AK Mishra Memorial Boxing Championship being held at Skating Rink, Sector 10, ChandigarhChandigarh, March 19
Delhi boxer Varun Kumar defeated Gurbinder Singh of Punjab in the super heavy +91-kg category during the semifinal bouts of the ongoing 18th All India AK Mishra Memorial Boxing Championship being held at the Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today.

Boxers in action during a bout in the all India AK Mishra Memorial Boxing Championship being held at Skating Rink, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Bodybuilding championship
Chandigarh, March 19
The Chandigarh Amateur Bodybuilding Association will organise the 22nd Senior Mr. Chandigarh Body Building Championship at Garhwal Bhawan, Sector 29, on March 20.



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