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Admn puts Shergill report in cold storage
Chandigarh, April 3
The UT Administration seems to have put the PS Shergill report, which brought the politician-bureaucrat-police nexus in the run-up to the allotment of booths in the Krishna Market in Sector 41 here to the fore, in cold storage.

Maruti cars continue to be on hit list of car thieves
Comprise 70 pc of all cars stolen in city
Chandigarh, April 3
Maruti cars seem to be on the hit list of car thieves if the statistics of motor vehicle thefts available with the UT police are any indication. Even as the market is flooded with a wide variety of cars, Maruti cars continue to be stolen the most.

Corruption case in PU exam branch
Syndicate accepts report
Chandigarh, April 3
Pronouncing a stern action against seven employees of Panjab University’s examination branch, who were established to have indulged in corrupt practices, Syndicate members today accepted a report of a retired Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, who examined the case of falsely changing examination centre by two student leaders.


Housefed goes ahead with project without environmental nod
Mohali, April 3
Housefed went ahead with construction of multistoried flats in Sector 79, Mohali without getting the required environmental clearance. The 632-apartment multistory residential complex of Punjab State Federation of Cooperative House Building Societies Ltd (Housefed) coming up in Sector 79 here has yet to receive environmental clearance, a mandatory requirement before beginning work on any project with a minimum builtup area of 20,000 square metres.

Housefed went ahead with construction of multistoried flats in Sector 79, Mohali without getting the required environmental clearance.Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Residents’ complaints go unheeded
Chandigarh, April 2
Posting a complaint on the Facebook account or sending an email to the Municipal Corporation (MC) officials about civic grievances does not guarantee even a response in the country’s most affluent Union Territory, which boasts of having been awarded national-level awards on excellence in information technology and having the country’s third highest literacy.


Coaching centres thrive, thanks to poor education
Chandigarh, April 3
Running out of 250 odd shop-cum-offices and houses is the “dream mill” or engineering and pre-medical test coaching industry that continues to thrive unnoticed in every possible nook and corner of the city. Conservative estimates peg the annual turnover at about Rs 115 crore. The entire setup, over which state machinery has no control, does not follow any labour laws and the buildings in which it operates openly violate fire safety norms.

Contest hots up for PGI Director’s post
24 in fray, interviews to be conducted on April 9
Chandigarh, April 2
There seems to be a tough contest among 24 candidates, including 13 from PGI for the post of new director of PGI as tenure of incumbent Dr KK Talwar ends on Aprl 30. For the coveted post the selection committee has decided to hold interviews on April 9.

RO system leads to waste of water: Expert
‘Quality of water supply in city the best in country’
Chandigarh, April 3
City residents spending thousands of rupees on the reverse osmosis systems (RO) to get pure water indeed are putting their money in the drain along with precious drinking water. If experts in this field are to be believed such systems not only sucks out healthy, naturally occurring minerals from the good quality water being supplied in the city, it leads to wastage of substantial amount of water.

Arbitrary pricing of medicines by chemists
Reaction of chemists, who were contacted for comments while writing a story on the big gap in the maximum retail price (MRP) mentioned on the medicines and the price paid by customers was too shocking to believe. The chemists were unanimous in claiming that they were unaware about the difference in MRP and the price at which the medicines were sold.

Security tightened ahead of Navratra fair
Panchkula, April 3
The Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula, decked up ahead of the Navratra fair. The district administration has made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of Chaitra Navratra fair at Mata Mansa Devi Temple complex starting from April 4.Around 600 jawans from various districts of Haryana and 50 commandos will be deployed during the fair. Two observatory posts will be set up.

The Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula, decked up ahead of the Navratra fair.Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Cricket fans break into frenzy
They were out to control the haphazard flow of thousands of cars and two-wheelers, which carried charged up cricket fans who were celebrating India’s World Cup win last night. But after all even they are human beings and wanted to enjoy each and every moment of the historic win. 

Five DCs in five years!
Mohali, April 3
While the state government has been talking about administrative reforms, including fixing of tenure of two years for IAS officers to end political interference, Mohali district has seen five deputy commissioners in the past five years with no one enjoying a stint of more than one-and-a-half year.

Online donations hit roadblock
Panchkula, April 3
Online donations at the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (MMDSB) hit the road block, as the board authorities can’t receive foreign contribution directly as it was not registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976.

2 youths die in separate mishaps
Chandigarh, April 3
A 22-year-old youth died after his motorcycle skidded near the Manimajra light point in Sector 26 late last night. The victim, Deepak Kumar, was employed as a supervisor with Hotel Manor in Sector 26.

Truck carrying sub-standard paver blocks impounded
Chandigarh, April 3
Residents of Dadu Majra today impounded a truck, which was supplying sub-standard paver blocks as part of a consignment for a Municipal Corporation project here today.

Prices of veggies, fruits stable
Chandigarh, April 3
Due to increase in supply of vegetables and fruits in the market, prices of most of the products were stable during this week.

PGI doc to head Asian child psychiatry body
Chandigarh, April 3
Dr Savita Malhotra has been elected president-elect of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. Malhotra is a professor in the department of psyciatry at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). She will assume the office of president in 2013 at the time of the seventh Congress of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions that will be held in India under her presidency.

Urdu mushiara enchants audience
Panchkula, April 3
Poets participated in a trilingual poetic symposium organised by the Kidar Adabi Trust on their complex here today.The poets and audience observed two-minute silence in memory of noted Urdu poet Ved Diwana, who died last month. Trust president Kidar Nath Kidar introduced chief guest Harbhajan Singh, an NRI poet from the USA.


Patiala’s gender ratio registers increase
Patiala, April 3
In what may be termed as an encouraging trend, the gender ratio in the Patiala district has improved.As per the provisional Census 2011 figures released, the gender ratio in the district stands at 888, against the 868 in the Census 2001.

Yuvi, Bhajji’s mothers pay obeisance
Shabnam Singh (in blue dupatta), mother of cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh, pays obeisance at the Ganduanwala dera near Dafera village in Fatehgarh Sahib after India’s victory in the 2011 Cricket World Cup Fatehgarh Sahib, April 3
The mothers of Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh were on a thanksgiving spree today after their sons lifted the Cricket World Cup in Mumbai on Saturday.Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s mother visited the Dera of Sant Ram Singh Ganduan Wale near Daphera village this evening seeking blessings in wake of the victory of Indian team.

Shabnam Singh (in blue dupatta), mother of cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh, pays obeisance at the Ganduanwala dera near Dafera village in Fatehgarh Sahib after India’s victory in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Tribune photo: Gurdeep Mann

One booked for inflating robbery figure
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 3
The Fatehgarh Sahib police has booked an employee of the Parwanoo-based furnace unit for inflating robbery figure.Two unidentified men robbed Rohit Mittal of Rs 10.5 lakh on March 29 and a case was registered on the complaint of the furnace owner at the Mandi Gobindgarh police station.
Sorry state of the highway near flyover at Zirakpur.
Sorry state of the highway near flyover at Zirakpur. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

GK Singh is Ropar DC
Ropar, April 3
GK Singh has been posted as the deputy commissioner of Ropar in place of the outgoing DC Arunjit Singh Miglani. GK Singh was working as additional managing director, PSIDC, director colonisation and special secretary, higher education in Chandigarh.

CCTV cameras installed inside temple
Kalka, April 3
The local administration in association with Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board has made adequate arrangements at the Kali Mata Temple here for the Navratras, starting from Monday.

1 killed in road accident
Dera Bassi, April 3
Charanjit Singh, a resident of Sector 15, Chandigarh, died after his vehicle was hit by a speeding vehicle on the Zirakpur Ambala highway near Dera Bassi last night.


One held for sodomising 8-yr-old
Chandigarh, April 3
A rickshaw puller at the Sector 17 ISBT has sodomised an eight-year-old boy today. The police has arrested the accused, identified as Radhe Mohan, under Section 377 of the IPC. The boy was noted crying by his mother, who is a sweeper at the bus stand. She informed the police, who arrested the accused.

Missing student’s body found
Mohali, April 3
Body of a 14-year-old was found floating in a pond at Jagatpura village here this morning.The victim Sunder, a student of government school, Sector 47, Chandigarh, had gone missing from his house on March 29.


Cricket fever to rise
Chandigarh, April 3
With the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) set to host the Indian Premier League matches this month, it seems that the cricket fever will live on.

With Team India clinching the World Cup, a sea of humanity could be seen on city roads. Youngsters zoomed across the roads to celebrate India’s win; the car that met with an accident at Sectors 36 and 37 roundabout on Saturday night.Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari 

A ‘victory of sorts’ for bookies
Chandigarh, April 3
With India’s lifting the cricket World Cup trophy last night, it was also a kind of victory of bookies.At the start of the World Cup-2011 on February 19, the bookies had predicted India’s win. And the night of April 2 just corroborated the fact, how true the prediction was.

Municipal marathon a big draw
Chandigarh, April 3
Girls take part in a mini marathon at Sector 7 in Chandigarh on Sunday The third Municipal Marathon-2010-11-Run for the City organised by the municipal corporation received an overwhelming response here today. Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh, Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, chairman of arts, culture and sports committee, flagged off the marathon which was held at the sports complex, Sector 7, at 7 am.

Girls take part in a mini marathon at Sector 7 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Dashmesh Club emerge kabaddi champs
Players in action during the kabaddi tournament in Zirakpur on Sunday.Zirakpur, April 3
Dashmesh Club, Nakodar, drubbed Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Kabaddi Club, Norway, to win the champions trophy in the final of kabaddi tournament organised by the Sher-e-Punjab Sports Club here today.Former Chief Minister and president Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee Capt Amarinder Singh was the chief guest on the occasion.

Players in action during the kabaddi tournament in Zirakpur on Sunday.Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Good show by Abhijeet
Chandigarh, April 3
Abhijeet Chowdhary of St John’s High School, Sector 26, put up a good show to overcome Aditya Dhawan’s challenge 6-4 in the boys’ U-12 quarterfinal match during the ongoing YMCA Total Tennis Tournament at Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here today.


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