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Chemists at PGI charge patients at whim
Medicines often sold at up to thrice the MRP
Chandigarh, March 23
Chemist shops at PGI have been found to be charging far more for medicines than the maximum retail price (MRP) mentioned on them. In a number of cases the variation is high as thrice the printed price.

Calls by accused to brother did him in
Asked whether Khushpreet was fine and sleeping
Chandigarh, March 23
In the end, five-year-old Khushpreet’s kidnappers-cum-killers were found up by what in intelligence jargon worldwide is classified as Techint or Technical Intelligence. The prime accused, Sukhdev Singh, alias Billa, made the “mistake” of calling his brother, Gurvinder Singh, an accomplice, from his mobile phone either just before or soon after he had finished making a ransom call from various STD booths — at least five — located in and around Chandigarh.


Reversing car claims toddler’s life
Chandigarh, March 23
In a tragic incident, an 18-month-old girl was crushed to death by a car being reversed by a Panjab University student here today.

Jat agitation
Trains cancelled till March 25
Chandigarh, March 23
The problems faced by rail passengers due to cancellation of trains due to the Jat agitation do not appear to end anytime soon as Indian Railways have once again extended the cancellations, including hat of the 12005/12006 Shatabdi Express, till March 25. The other trains that would remain cancelled are the Chandigarh-Allahabad Unchahar Express, Himalayan Queen and Chandigarh-Jaipur Garib Rath.

Lack of donors stalls PGI’s liver transplant project
Chandigarh, March 23
Despite having all the requisites in place PGI is yet to begin liver transplant surgeries for want of donors. Blame it on a lack of awareness as well as myths associated with the procedure, doctors there have failed to find any voluntary donor till date even though the hospital had announced three years ago it had the required medical expertise.



Land Acquisition
Admn to approach MHA to lift ban
Chandigarh, March 23
The two-year ban on land acquisition for development projects in Chandigarh by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is set to be a thing of the past.

The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation confiscate articles of shopkeepers at the Mani Majra motor market on Wednesday MC challans encroachers
Chandigarh, March 23
The enforcement department of the Municipal Corporation issued challans to 10 shopkeepers at the Mani Majra motor market today during a routine anti-encroachment drive. The enforcement team confiscated vehicles as mechanics were using road berms to repair the same.

The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation confiscate articles of shopkeepers at the Mani Majra motor market on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Admn not to revive bed and breakfast scheme
Chandigarh, March 23
The bed and breakfast scheme will not be revived, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today heard.

Hurray! Exams are over

Over 10,000 city students heaved a sigh of relief as Class X board examinations concluded on Wednesday
Over 10,000 city students heaved a sigh of relief as Class X board examinations concluded on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Stick to your lane or get penalised
Chandigarh, March 23
Stick to your lane while driving, lest the Chandigarh Police imposes a fine. That’s right. Traffic cops have decided to challan motorists driving away from the rules by not sticking to their lanes.

BJYM rallies against corruption
Chandigarh, March 23
As part of the Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) held a protest march in the Sector 17 Plaza against ‘corruption’ by the Congress-led UPA government.

Budget Plan of P’kula MC
Funds available, still projects confined to paper
Panchkula, March 23
A number of projects that failed to take off has been included in this year’s budget plan of the Panchkula municipal council.

Gravity Pull

Artistes stage the play ‘Black Comedy’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Artistes stage the play ‘Black Comedy’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Dharna by health employees
Mohali, March 23
Employees of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, who are working on a contractual basis over the past many years, staged a dharna here today. The employees demanded that their services be regularised.

Hike in building map fee opposed
Zirakpur, March 23
The Congress activists led by a senior leader from Dera Bassi on Monday staged a dharna against the Punjab government’s decision to increase the building map fee. They demanded that the decision be revoked with an immediate effect.

Pension Distribution
BJP flays MC’s delaying tactics
Panchkula, March 23
The local BJP leaders have flayed the municipal council authorities and social welfare department for using delaying tactics as far as distribution of pension among the elderly is concerned.

Ban on sale of correction fluid to minors
Chandigarh, March 23
The UT Administration has imposed a ban on the sale of correction fluid to minors from tomorrow for a period of 60 days.

Traffic congestion on Zirakpur-Chandigarh road
Truck drivers wait in a queue to deposit sales tax at a barrier in Zirakpur Another window for truckers to deposit sales tax soon
Zirakpur, March 23
To solve traffic congestion on the Zirakpur-Chandigarh road, the Excise and Taxation Department has decided to set up another window for truckers to deposit sales tax on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway.

Truck drivers wait in a queue to deposit sales tax at a barrier in Zirakpur. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Gee City Builders directed to refund Rs 27.77 lakh
Chandigarh, March 23
In a two separate cases, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has set aside the district forum’s orders dismissing complaints of Mohali-based couple against Gee City Builders, promoters of Rishi Apartments, Baddi, and ordered a compensation of Rs 3 lakh and refund of Rs 27.77 lakh deposited by them for the allotment of residential apartments.

Sony Ericsson told to pay Rs 7,500 compensation
Chandigarh, March 23
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal forum has directed Standard Teletronics, Sony Ericsson and Technocare to pay Rs 7,500 as compensation to a customer for failing to repair her defective mobile phone.

Draw of lots for 144 flats held
Applicants raise an objection to the functioning of the Chandigarh Housing Board during the draw of Sector 51 flats Chandigarh, March 23
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) held the draw of lots for its two-bedroom housing scheme in Sector 51-A here today. The draw of lots was held for 144 flats in the general and the reserved categories at the auditorium of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. Sixteen flats have already been allotted under the assured allotment fetching a bid of nearly Rs 90 lakh.
Applicants raise an objection to the functioning of the Chandigarh Housing Board during the draw of Sector 51 flats

Security to be stepped up at Burail jail
Chandigarh, March 23
With a view to step up security at Burail jail, the authorities concerned have decided to install additional CCTV cameras, including static as well as PTZ cameras.

Golf Club poll on April 24
Chandigarh, March 23
Battle lines are being drawn for the presidentship of the Chandigarh Golf Club, which goes to the polls on April 24 to elect a new team to run the affairs of the club.


Punjabi, Hindi certificate course
PU to conduct exam
Chandigarh, March 23
Panjab University will soon conduct an examination for a certificate course of Class X standard, which is mandatory for those teachers to pass who have not studied Hindi or Punjabi up to matriculation.

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PEC technical fest from tomorrow
Chandigarh, March 23
The PEC University of Technology is conducting its annual technical fest “Vyom” with the theme “World without boundaries” from March 25 to March 27.

Experts to dwell on mgmt of liver diseases
Chandigarh, March 23
After a gap of almost 16 years, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is all set to host the 19th annual conference of Indian National Association for Liver (INASL) in association with the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) department of haematology from March 25 to March 27.

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Book on human rights released
Chandigarh, March 23
A book “Human Rights: Issues and Dimensions” written by Panjab University fellow, Dr Rajbans Singh Gill was released on the occasion of national seminar on “Ethics and human values”.

Expansion of reading room demanded
Chandigarh, March 23
Panjab University Student Union’s (PUSU) Sukhjit Singh Brar faction today issued a statement about the expansion of the reading room in Panjab University’s AC Joshi Library.

Importance of languages discussed
Chandigarh, March 23
The department of Hindi organised an inter-language panel discussion on the issues concerning languages at the Gandhi Bhawan on Panjab University campus here yesterday.


District Red Cross Society Land
Illegal structures to be razed
Patiala, March 23
Deputy Commissioner-cum-president of the District Red Cross Society Dipinder Singh has issued instructions for pulling down all illegal structures erected on the society’s land.

Shopkeepers stage a walkout
Ambala, March 23
Main bazaar shopkeepers today walked out of a meeting convened by Superintendent of Police Shashank Anand at PWD Rest House in Ambala Cantt. After the meeting started, Ajay Gulati, president of the Main Sadar Bazar Traders Association, said they should be told about the agenda of the meeting before being called.

Dera Bassi, March 23
A team of the health and family welfare department raided Chander Hospital here and sealed the ultrasound machine and cancelled its licence.

120 units of blood collected
Ambala: To mark the Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev, Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research organised a blood donation camp on Wednesday.


Samjhauta Express Blasts
Accused to be produced in court on Apr 4
Panchkula, March 23
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) once again failed to produce Swami Aseemand, who has been arrested in connection with the Samjhauta Express blasts, in the district courts on Monday.


2 held in kitchen supervisor’s murder case
Chandigarh, March 23
The UT Police today arrested two persons for allegedly killing the kitchen supervisor of Western Court restaurant in Sector 43 on March 11.

33-yr-old ends life
Chandigarh, March 23
A 33-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Pushpak Society, Sector 49, today.

Six hurt as truck hits another truck, motorcycle
Panchkula, March 23
Six people sustained injuries after a rashly driven truck fell into a 10 feet gorge while negotiating a turn.

Vet pharmacists defy Section 144
Mohali, March 23
Defying the prohibitory orders enforced by the Deputy Commissioner yesterday, activists of two organisations took out a rally and burnt an effigy of the government here today.

4 booked for assault
The police has registered a case of assault against four persons on the complaint of Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Bishanpura Sodhiyan, Zirakpur. In his complaint, Sukhwinder Singh said he worked with Bajaj Electrical Godown. On March 20, the accused gained a forceful entry to the godown and assaulted him. While the three accused have been identified as Ravi Singh, Suraj Parkash, Ajaib Singh, the fourth one could not be identified. The police said the victim sustained injuries and was admitted in GMCH-32, Chandigarh.


Adhhayan, Rohit enter U-14 doubles semis
A player plays a shot during a match at the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament Chandigarh, March 23
The duo of Adhhayan and Rohit Kumar defeated Harsh Rathi and Tejas Advait from Delhi in the boys’ under-14 doubles quarterfinal match of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls being held at the CLTA Courts and Lake Complex here today.

A player plays a shot during a match at the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Equestrian Meet
Sahib brings laurels to Chandigarh Police
Wins silver medal in tent-pegging event
Chandigarh, March 23
Sahib Singh, a constable with the Chandigarh Police, while riding on “Captain” (horse’s name) bagged a silver medal in the individual tent-pegging event of the ongoing All-India Police Equestrian Meet being held at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force basic training centre at Bhanu near Panchkula.

Cricket Meet
Rohit scripts West Zone win
Chandigarh, March 23
The West Zone and Board President XI teams register wins in their respective matches in the league stage of the ongoing Central Revenue Sports Board (CRSB) Invitation Cricket Tournament being held at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.



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