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Tipsy youths attack 31-yr-old
Fire gunshot in air
Chandigarh, April 30
A 31-year-old agriculturist was allegedly attacked by seven youths at Kaimbwala village near here late last night. A gunshot was also fired in the air and all the accused managed to flee. The police has failed to lodge an FIR and a Daily Diary Report (DDR) has been lodged at the Sector-3 Police Station.

Finally, PU gets its own anthem
Bollywood lyricist Irshad Kamil. Has lyrics by alumnus Irshad Kamil
Chandigarh, April 30
Words of renowned lyricist Irshad Kamil, voice of Chak De fame Sukhwinder Singh and music of renowned composer Sandesh Shandilya, with inputs from the likes of Pritam and AR Rehman will applaud the ‘Shano Shaukat’ of Panjab University.

Bollywood lyricist Irshad Kamil. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Beating the heat
Boys cool themselves off on a roundabout in Panchkula on Saturday.
Boys cool themselves off on a roundabout in Panchkula on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

GMCH discount clause has chemists fuming
Chandigarh, April 30
The authorities at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, and the Chandigarh Chemists Association are at loggerheads over the discount at a chemist outlet on the hospital premises.

Motorcyclist, pedestrian killed in mishaps
Chandigarh/Zirakpur, April 30
Road accidents claimed two lives in Chandigarh and Zirakpur since last night. While an employee of the UT health department died after his motorcycle was hit by an unidentified truck near Peer Baba ‘majar’ on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway, a 60-year-old pedestrian was crushed to death by a Punjab Roadways bus in Colony No. 5 in the wee hours today.

Disputed amount just Rs 75!
Forum tells Airtel to pay Rs 2,000 as relief
Chandigarh, April 30
For most persons, Rs 75 will mean little and not worth claiming by going to court and wasting close to two years, but a city resident, Vivek Singla, has not only managed to get the paltry sum back from telecom giant Airtel, but has been compensated handsomely (Rs 2,000), if one goes by the amount under question, by the UT Consumer Forum.


Encroachments to be recorded on camera
HUDA goes in for videography
Panchkula, April 30
Encroachers at markets in the town, beware now! Getting tough with encroachers squatting on prime government land, including cooridors and open spaces, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to videograph the encroachments.

Vendors squatting in a corridor at the market of Sector 7 in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal
Vendors squatting in a corridor at the market of Sector 7 in Panchkula.

Shifting of meat market
Citizens threaten to move court
Chandigarh, April 30 The Citizens’ Association Executive Committee unanimously decided that if Municipal Corporation (MC) didn’t enforce the amended meat, fish and poultry bylaws and if no action was taken to shift meat market from Sector 21 to Sector 41, the association would file a PIL in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

95 boxes of liquor impounded
The police recovered 95 boxes of liquor from a truck in Sector 17, near the ISBT, on Saturday.
The police recovered 95 boxes of liquor from a truck in Sector 17, near the ISBT, on Saturday. The police arrested the driver of the truck, Kulwinder Singh. The liquor was apparently being taken from the city to neighbouring states by contractors whose licences for the financial year 2011-12 were not renewed. A Tribune photograph

Consumer Courts
Hind Motors penalised Rs 25,000
Mohali, April 30
The Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised Hind Motors, Mohali, for passing off a 2008-model Indica Vista car as a 2009-model one. The dealer has been directed to pay Rs 25,000 for unfair trade practice and deficiency in service.

PGI's trauma centre partially open for use
Chandigarh, April 30
The new 169-bed Trauma Centre constructed at a cost of around Rs 55 crore was opened for partial use at the PGI on Thursday night. A total of 33 patients from old trauma ward were shifted to the general ward on fifth floor.

Tribune employees retire
Chandigarh, April 30
Ashok Kakkar, Assistant Manager (Accounts), The Tribune, retired today after putting in 32 years of service. He joined The Tribune in 1979.


Will fill all key posts within a month, says Sobti
Chandigarh, April 30
Making a bold declaration at Panjab University Syndicate Meeting today, Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti asserted that he will fill all key posts such as Registrar, Dean, College Development Council, director, public relations, and Controller Examination within one month.

Golden chance to PhD candidates
Imposition of Section 144 draws flak


Saplings planted
Bassi Pathana, April 30
A local social organisation “Go Green My Mother” today launched a tree plantation drive in the town by planting saplings at different places. Kulbhushan Malhotra, president of the Municipal Council, was the chief guest.


Income tax officer gets 6-month jail
Panchkula, April 30
The CBI court today awarded six months imprisonment to an Income Tax official. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.

Implementation of RTE Act
Court dismisses DC’s plea
Panchkula, April 30
The district court here today dismissed the application filed on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, for rejection of petition filed by Chandgothia couple.

Fresh warrants against Aseemanand
Panchkula, April 30
As the National Investigation Agency (NIA) again failed to produce Swami Aseemanand, accused of being behind a number of terror incidents involving right-wing Hindu outfits, the Special Court of the NIA here today issued fresh production warrants against Aseemanand for May 12 in connection with Samjhauta blasts.

Milkman gets 3-yr RI for abducting minor
Chandigarh, April 30
The court of District and Sessions Judge SK Goel today sentenced one person to three years rigorous imprisonment in a kidnapping case. The court sentenced Shamu, a resident of Dhanas, to three years RI for abducting a 17-year-old girl. He has been convicted under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC.


Migrant labourer commits suicide
Zirakpur, April 30
A migrant labourer allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in Peermuchhalla here this afternoon. The deceased was identified as Parmod. However, the police is yet to ascertain the exact cause behind the suicide.

One held with charas
Chandigarh, April 30
The PCR wing of the Chandigarh Police today nabbed a person identified as Vikram Bali from ISBT, Sector 43, and recovered 240 gm charas from him.

Auto drivers scuffle at ISBT-43
Chandigarh, April 30
A violent scuffle occurred between auto drivers at ISBT, Sector 43, here this evening.


Raman smashes unbeaten 234
Chandigarh, April 30
Raman Vishnoi hit unbeaten 234 runs to enable Chandigarh district team to thrash Ludhiana district team by 226 runs in the CCA Cricket Tournament (U-14) being held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36.

Players of Chandigarh team in a jubilant mood after winning the U-14 cricket tournament at Sector 36 in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Players of Chandigarh team in a jubilant mood after winning the U-14 cricket tournament at Sector 36 in Chandigarh

Chandigarh Cricket Academy lift trophy
Panchkula, April 30
An excellent knock of 47 by Aarif enabled Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA) XI to beat Coaching Centre-19 team by four wickets to lift the first APJ League organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association in association with APJ Smart School, Kharar.

Arvinder leads with 7 points
Chandigarh, April 30
With seven points, Arvinder Preet continued to maintain lead in the ongoing first Chandigarh below 2200 All-India Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament being organised at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.


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