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N-CHOE Filth is back
UT fails to clean up its act
Chandigarh, April 25
Belying the claims of a total clean-up by the UT Administration and the Municipal Corporation (MC), filth in the N-Choe is flowing once again. The authorities claiming that the ‘trickle’ is only residual water from public taps and road side vendors is simply not true since, as is evident to the visible eye, water is flowing continuously in the form of a small stream throughout the day in Sector 10.

Situation no better in Mohali 
Mohali, April 25
The repulsive picture of mounds of garbage scattered around and the stench of sewage flowing in the N-Choe is back to haunt residents living along the water course. After the judiciary pulled up the Chandigarh and Mohali administrations, the authorities claimed to have made a blueprint, but the filth can again be seen flowing in the choe.


Liquor to cost more in city
Vend licences net Admn Rs 127 cr
Chandigarh, April 25
Bacchus lovers in the city must prepare themselves to shell more under the new tender schemes introduced from the current financial year.

Hard luck for bidders of 20 sites
SDM (South) Parshuram Kavle, UT ADC ML Sharma and (standing) Assistant Excise and Tax Commissioner Naresh Dubey during a draw of lots for liquor vends in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, April 25
The location of 20 liquor vends in the city, which were allotted to successful bidders today, is set to put the bidders and the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) on the path of confrontation.

SDM (South) Parshuram Kavle, UT ADC ML Sharma and (standing) Assistant Excise and Tax Commissioner Naresh Dubey during a draw of lots for liquor vends in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Janvi’s parents move court against school principal
Chandigarh, April 25
Parents of Janvi, a class X student of St Xavier’s School, who fell down from the third floor mysteriously last week, today moved a criminal complaint in a district court, seeking action against the school principal.

Used Surgical Items
PGI orders vigilance probe
Issues notice to chemist
Chandigarh, April 25
The PGI authorities while ordering a vigilance inquiry into the sale of used surgical items at a chemist shop on the campus has issued a notice to the chemist asking him to explain the circumstances under which he allegedly sold a used drainage cannula to a patient.

Cashing in on the heat

With summer in, prices of earthen pots are up in Chandigarh.
With summer in, prices of earthen pots are up in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

No. of rail coaches up
Chandigarh, April 25
In a bid to accommodate extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer holiday season, the railways authorities here have increased the number of coaches in sleeper class in Sadbhavna and Uchahar Express, which travel from Chandigarh through Allahabad to Lucknow.

Property dealers dupe 50 landowners
Mohali, April 25
Several landowners in Mullanpur Garibdas and 30 neighbouring villages have alleged that they are being duped by property dealers who are grabbing their lands by making forged documents of sale of their land.

Sanitation: MC steps up supervision
Mohali, April 25
Daily supervision and stricter implementation of the terms of the agreement is now being done by the Mohali Municipal Corporation to improve sanitation in the city.

Site for school turns into cesspool
Mohali, April 25
The Resident Welfare Association of Sector 48-C (HIG Housing, PUDA Complex) laments unhygienic conditions prevailing in the area, courtesy Chandigarh administration. The site earmarked for a primary school has turned into a cesspool as a sewer line is lying blocked for the past one month.

Sector 33 musical fountain to be replaced
No music: The musical fountain at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 of Chandigarh, which has been functioning “irregularly” for the past several years. Chandigarh, April 25
It is curtains for the city’s first musical fountain in the Terraced Garden in Sector 33. About 15 years after its commissioning, the musical fountain seems to be on its way out with the Municipal Corporation mulling its replacement with a state-of-the-art musical fountain.

No music: The musical fountain at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 of Chandigarh, which has been functioning “irregularly” for the past several years. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Enlarged spleen removed, woman’s life saved
Chandigarh, April 25
A complex surgery by a team of doctors from the Chhuttani Medical Centre (CMC) has saved the life of 31-year-old Sangeeta Rani, who had been living with an enlarged spleen, weighing 3.5 kilograms, for the past more than one decade.

Up after the fall

A biker and a pedestrian after their collision on a road at Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday.
A biker and a pedestrian after their collision on a road at Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Suresh Singh takes charge of 3 BRD
Chandigarh, April 25
Gp Capt Suresh Singh assumed the command of No. 3 Base Repair Depot here today from Air Cmde Ravinder Sharma, who has been posted to Air Headquarters, New Delhi. Group Captain Singh, who is scheduled to pick up the rank of air commodore on May 2, was Chief of the Engine Division at the depot.

Dalits protest against BJP
Chandigarh, April 25
A public meeting was organised by Dalit organisations against the BJP at the Bapu Dham Colony here yesterday. Raising slogans against the BJP for using the word ‘untouchable’ for Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, they took out a ‘funeral procession’ of BJP national president Nitin Gadkari.

76 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, April 25
As many as 76 units of blood were collected during the 23rd blood donation camp organised by the Canara Bank Officers Association, Chandigarh region, in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, here today.

Artistes of tomorrow

Children during a fancy dress competition at Sector 37, Chandigarh
Children during a fancy dress competition at Sector 37, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Sec 144 imposed
Chandigarh, April 25
The UT administration has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC, prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons, in Sectors 29 and 31 and phases I and II of the Industrial Area here, starting midnight tonight, for the entire day tomorrow.

Teachers pledge to donate organs
Chandigarh, April 25
Six women teachers of DAV Model School, Sector 15, have pledged to donate organs. The move will give fillip to the organ donation campaign launched by Ramlad, an NGO.

Price Watch


Mission Admission
Misrepresentation, fake certificates plague PU
Chandigarh, April 25
Come admission season and cases of misrepresentation and production of fake certificates are back to haunt Panjab University.

Now, candidates’ photos on attendance sheets
Chandigarh, April 25
In a bid to rule out the possibilities of impersonation and intentional change of centre by some students, Panjab University has decided to put candidates’ photographs on attendance sheets. The pictures, which will be the same as on application forms, shall prove to be an easy verification tool for invigilators and combat use of fake roll numbers.

Abha emerges brain bee champion
Chandigarh, April 25
Abha Jain from National Public School, Bangalore, emerged the Indian National Brain Bee champion in the two-day fourth Indian National Brain Bee-2011 (a neuroscience contest) that concluded yesterday.

Colour Day
Mohali, April 25
Colour Day was celebrated at Ashmah International School with fervour. Students and faculty members came dressed in different colours. Even the school was decorated with different coloured balloons and ribbons. Students were told about the significance of colours and how these had a direct influence on their mind, thoughts, mood and behaviour.

‘Govt should clarify RTE guidelines’
Panchkula, April 25
The government should clarify the guidelines of the Right to Education (RTE) Act besides identifying students belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) so that 25 per cent seats could be reserved for the actual beneficiaries.


Neighbours set woman on fire
Kharar, April 25
A woman from Daun village was set on fire by her neighbours over a trivial issue. The investigating officer said victim Surinder Kaur had a feud with her neighbours who had beaten her up. Surinder alleged that the accused had been pressurising her for a compromise, but she disagreed.

Cops beat up 12-yr-old boy
Kharar, April 25
Cops allegedly beat up a 12-year-old boy near the Pacca Darwaza area of the Kharar main market last night.

200 checked at medical camp
Dera Bassi, April 25
A free medical check-up camp was organised in JK Shanti Charitable Clinic, Mubarkpur, yesterday where nearly 200 patients were checked and free medicines were provided.

Open manhole poses risk to life
Zirakpur, April 25
An open manhole of sewerage line has been posing a threat to the residents of Himmatgarh Dhakola village at Zirakpur.

One arrested with 2-kg opium
Rajpura, April 25
The Rajpura police today claimed to have arrested one person with 2-kg opium during a naka on the Sirhind-Ambala road. The accused has been identified as Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Jasuha village in Hoshiarpur. A pedestrian tried to evade the naka near Basantpura but was overpowered by a team of police.

4 arrested with transformers
Ambala: A team of the detective staff of Ambala police has reportedly arrested a gang of four persons for stealing transformers. They were identified as Gurdeep, a resident of Shahpur, Ram Kumar, a resident of Patrehri, Devinder and Swaran Singh.

Low yield of wheat upsets farmers
Dera Bassi, April 25
Farmers had high hopes from the yield of wheat crop this year. However, decreased average production of crop in this season has disappointed them. Farmers are blaming unsuitable weather conditions and ineffective pesticides and seeds for the considerable loss in wheat production this season.

Mayank pockets gold in boxing
Ambala, April 25
Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, organised a boxing competition on the school premises today. Mayank, Dipanshu, Dhruv, Rohit, Nitin, Vardan and Kamaljeet clinched gold medals, while Anmol, Udeshya, Karan, Aditya, Gagan and Kanav bagged silver medals. 

Ethical hacker spins Web around students
Ankit Fadia Kharar, April 25
Renowned ethical hacker and cyber security guru Ankit Fadia delivered a seminar on ethical hacking at Indo Global Colleges, near here, today. At least 500 young engineers attended the seminar in which Ankit Fadia unfolded the intricacies of the Web and underlined the importance of ethical hacking.


HC collegium gives names of 3 more advocates
Chandigarh, April 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court collegium has recommended names of three more advocates for elevation. In all, the names of nine advocates have been suggested for elevation.

Builder told to refund Rs 11 lakh
Mohali, April 25
Coming to the rescue of a flat seeker, the Mohali District Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the promoters of Green Field Towers, VIP Road, Zirakpur, to refund to the complainant Rs 11,05,000 along with 9 per cent per annum interest on different payments made to the builder.


One arrested for raping minor
Mohali, April 25
Dhanraj, a resident of Bihar, was today arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl on April 18. A police official said the accused was arrested from Bihar and would be produced in the court tomorrow.

Two houses burgled
Chandigarh, April 25
Two major cases of house burglary were reported in the city today. In both cases, thieves decamped with valuables by breaking the locks when the owners were out of station. While a burglary of lakhs was reported in Sector 35, thieves stole bottles of liquor from a house in Sector 11.

2 cases of snatching
Chandigarh, April 25
Two unidentified youths on a black Pulsar motorcycle snatched the purse of Anju, a resident of Sec-19-D, here today.

Test-drive car robbery case
Police still groping in dark
Panchkula, April 25
Even after more than 48 hours the police is still groping in the dark in the test-drive car robbery in which two accused took away Maruti SX4 diesel car of the Berkeley Automobiles.


Malvinder is Golf Club president
Team makes a clean sweep
n Backs 5-year rolling plan n Promises better deal for caddies
Outgoing president BS Gill greets Malvinder Singh (right) on his victory in the Chandigarh Golf Club’s presidential race in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, April 25
Malvinder Singh romped home victorious in the Chandigarh Golf Club presidential race, defeating Lt-Col JS Panag by a margin of 242 votes here this morning. Barely an hour after the counting of votes began at 9 am, the result of the president’s post was out.

Outgoing president BS Gill greets Malvinder Singh (right) on his victory in the Chandigarh Golf Club’s presidential race in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

500 for skating meet
Panchkula, April 25
Around 500 skaters will be participating in the All-India Gold Cup Sardar Sewa Singh Memorial Speed Skating Tournament to be held from April 30.

Pradeep guides DAV-8 to five-wicket victory
A batsman plays a shot during a match of the Hot Weather Tournament at Panchkula on MondayPanchkula, April 25
An all-round performance by Pradeep Yadav (3 for 30, 63 runs) enabled DAV, Sector 8, to beat St Stephen’s, Sector 45, by five wickets in the Satluj U-19 Hot Weather Tournament being held on the Satluj ground.

A batsman plays a shot during a match of the Hot Weather Tournament at Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


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