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Assault on naib court: Lawyers move anticipatory bail plea
HC directs Registrar to prepare fact-finding report
Chandigarh, May 16
Apprehending arrest, all 11 advocates, accused of assaulting the police constable posted as a naib court in the district courts last Saturday, moved an anticipatory bail plea in the court today. The bail applications will come up for hearing tomorrow in the district courts.

Proposed course of canal to be realigned
Removing hurdles facing other projects
Mohali, May 16
In a significant development the Punjab government has decided to realign the proposed course of the virtually defunct Dasmesh canal project, the delay in implementing which was impeding the urban planning process in Mohali. 


Truck driver’s body found
Chandigarh, May 16
The body of a 28-year-old truck driver was recovered under mysterious circumstances from a truck parked at Mandi Ground near the transit camp in Ram Darbar in Sector 31 this afternoon.
Workers demolish part of a house in Sector 22, Chandigarh, during a demolition drive carried out by the Estate Office on Monday.
MC HAMMER: Workers demolish part of a house in Sector 22, Chandigarh, during a demolition drive carried out by the Estate Office on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PEC ‘cream’ faces peculiar situation
Attendance shortage blocks entry to IIMs
Chandigarh, May 16
Missing classes to crack the challenging common admission test (CAT) and appearing for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) has cost the prestigious electronics branch students of the local PEC University of Technology dear.

Bid to block highway
Panchkula, May 16
High drama was witnessed at the Housing Board Chowk late in the evening here today when about two dozen persons belonging to a community tried to block the Chandigarh-Shimla highway in protest against the arrest of a member of their community.

86.43 pc literacy rate in Chandigarh
Chandigarh has a literacy rate of 86.43 pc. In 2001, it was 81.9 pc and the city has now slipped from the sixth position to the eighth at the national level. Other Union Territories besides Chandigarh in literacy rate, Lakshwadeep (92.28 pc), Daman and Diu (87.07 per cent) and Puducherry (86.55 pc).


Providential escape for many

pile-up: A speeding black Scorpio overturned after colliding into four vehicles that included two cars, a three-wheeler and a Haryana Roadways bus after it reportedly went out of control. The driver of Scorpio, who was allegedly drunk, fled from the spot . The incident occurred near the airport traffic lights in Chandigarh on Monday. Two persons were injured in the mishap. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

collision: A Honda City car overturned, injuring the couple inside, while a Scorpio SUV turned sideways following a collision between the two vehicles at a T-point in Sector 38 (West) in Chandigarh on Monday. The driver of the Scorpio, which is registered in Punjab, fled immediately after the accident. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 



Classical dancers mesmerise audience
Chandigarh, May 16
Well-known bharatanatyam exponent Suchitra Mitra led her 35 old and new disciples of Padam Institute for a captivating dancing spell at the Randhwa auditorium here today. The programme was inaugurated by Sameer Mathur, Home Secretary, Haryana, which commenced with a Ganesh Stuti, followed by Todayam, an invocatory dance performed by her senior disciples.

A car moves on the wrong side on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway near the railway line.
dangerous: A car moves on the wrong side on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway near the railway line. A Tribune photograph

Kitchen budget goes for a toss
With an increase in the prices of almost all essential commodities, including milk, pulses, vegetables and fruits, managing the kitchen budget has become a daunting task for housewives
Chandigarh, May 16
In the last one year, an average increase of 25 to 35 per cent in the kitchen budget of an average household has been witnessed, which includes services charges of maidservants. An interaction with a few homemakers revealed that there was a sense of helplessness and anguish among them on the issue of price hike, particularly when it has started affecting essential commodities like vegetables, sugar, pulses and now milk.

speak Out
Residents have flayed the government for enforcing a steep hike of ` 5 on petrol price. Venting their ire against the authorities, they said this would upset their monthly budget at the time when prices of essential commodities are already hitting the roof. Akash Ghai and lensman Manoj Mahajan met a cross section of people for their reaction. 

City petrol dealers also feel the pinch
Chandigarh, May 16
The steep hike in petrol price has not only left the common man fuming but even local petrol dealers are feeling adversely affected.“We are losing business drastically. A dip of around 40 per cent was witnessed in sale of petrol after a day the hike,” said Amanpreet Singh, owner of a petrol pump in Sector 28.

MC to crack whip against private slaughterhouses
Chandigarh, May 16
Cracking a whip against private slaughterhouses in the city, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to shutdown all of them in the coming week.This was decided at the Finance and Contracts Committee meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh.

Provide security to witness in kickback case
Chandigarh, May 16
Punjab Governor UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil today ordered the IGP to provide security to Municipal Corporation SDO AK Dadwal, prime witness in the infamous engineering department kickback case.

Draw for Wembley co-op housing flats stayed
Mohali, May 16
The additional registrar of the Punjab cooperatives department, Chandigarh, has granted interim stay on holding the draw of lots for 62 apartments in the Wembley Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 91.

Recreational park project likely to hit roadblock
Panchkula, May 16
The recreational park project of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is likely to hit a road block as hundreds of illegal houses have come up in Manav Colony in Sector 1, Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), near here.

Ex-minister’s fondness for health portfolio evident
Mohali, May 16
Even before senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla took oath as the Punjab Social Security Minister, her fondness for “health portfolio” was too evident on Sunday. Though she was allocated the Social Security portfolio in the reshuffle on Sunday, she and her supporters organised a get together at the auditorium of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation in Phase VI here.

PSPCL found guilty of unfair trade practice
Mohali, May 16
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has been found guilty of unfair trade practice for harassing a power consumer of Manauli village here on account of theft of electricity after tampering with the metre. The PSPCL’s findings of the theft of electricity by the consumer were found to be baseless. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum comprising BS Mehandiratta, president, Dr SS Dhaliwal and H Ghuman, both members, also held the corporation responsible for deficiency in services.

OPEN DANGER: An uncovered manhole in Sector 26 near St Kabir School poses danger not only to residents but also to animals. A cow fell into it on Monday morning and was extricated by firemen after an hour-long struggle with the help of ropes. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan 


‘Gap between practical, theoretical training in schools’
Chandigarh, May 16
 Students engrossed in their books at a school in Chandigarh. With the coming up of smart classrooms and change in the attitude of tech-savvy students towards schooling, there is also a visible change in the quality of school education in the city.

All attention: Students engrossed in their books at a school in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

speaking out


‘Infighting of councillors affecting development of Dera Bassi’
Dera Bassi, May 16
Due to continuous infighting among the municipal councillors of Dera Bassi, no resolution could be passed at the council meeting convened by council president Manjeet Kaur Dally today.

Ambala scan


2 get life term in kidnapping case
Chandigarh, May 16
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge VP Sirohi today awarded life imprisonment to two persons for kidnapping a child for ransom. The court convicted Aditya, a resident of Mohali, and his cousin Dharmesh Kumar, a resident of Nangloi in Delhi, on charges of abducting 10-year-old son of a juice vendor last year.

Boyfriend’s police remand extended
Mobile phone and the Punto car of Tanmay recovered
Panchkula, May 16
Tanmay Arora, former boyfriend of 25-year-old Amritsar woman, Simran Kundra, whose body was found in a mutilated condition in Jalandhar on May 3 last, was presented in the court today, which sent him to another one-day police remand.

Six sent to 14-day judicial custody
Panchkula, May 16
Six persons, who were arrested by the police for stealing the answersheets of the BCA exams at Government Senior Sector School, Sector 20, were presented before the court here today, which sent them to 14-day judicial remand.


22 arrested with weapons near HC
Chandigarh, May 16
The police today arrested 22 persons, including four women, under preventive measures, with sticks and batons near the Punjab and Haryana High Court this morning. All the accused are Kashmiri gujjars, who were later released on bail.

Drunk youths beat up Home Guard volunteer
Chandigarh, May 16
Two Home Guard volunteers on duty with the Chandigarh Police were allegedly assaulted by three inebriated youths outside a food joint in Kajheri late last night.Satish Kumar, who is posted at the Sector 36 police station, sustained a fracture in his hand while his colleague, Kuldeep, escaped unhurt.

1 held for fraud
Chandigarh, May 16
The police has arrested one person for impersonating in the UPSC Engineering Services Examination today.The accused have been identified as Ram Kumar, who was appearing in place of Ramesh at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 23.


Digvijay gets better of Surinder in tennis
Chandigarh, May 16
Local lads Digvijay Mehta (eighth seed) and qualifier Raghav Talwar moved ahead after beating their respective rivals in the men’s singles first round matches in the AITA-CLTA Chandigarh Open-50K Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament on the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, here today. Gujarat’s Kiran Deep in action during the first round match of women’s singles at CLTA, Sector 10, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Shivam’s ton helps Chandigarh pile up 303
Panchkula, May 16
A fine century by Shivam Bhambri (112) enabled Chandigarh to pile up 303 runs in their first innings against Mohali on the first day of the 5th round match of the ML Markan Trophy played at Sector 16 Stadium here today.

Andale academy thrash AKSIPS-41
Panchkula, May 16
Despite half century knock of Varun (69), AKSIPS Cricket Academy-41 were beaten by Andale Cricket Academy by 10 runs in the U-16 Satluj Premier League being held on Satluj School grounds, Sector 4, here today.

Sahil, Gurdeep pocket coaching centre win
Panchkula, May 16
Fine performance by Sahil Garg (four for 18) and Gurdeep Singh (62 not out) enabled District Coaching Centre, Sector 3, to defeat Sri Sri Cricket Academy in a league match of the Under-16 Cricket Championship organised by the Panchkula Cricket Association here at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Gagandeep, Farheen captains of carrom teams
Chandigarh, May 16
Gagandeep Singh and Farheen, students of St Stephen’s School, have been named as captains for Chandigarh men and women teams, respectively, for the forthcoming 11th North Zone Carrom Championship, scheduled to be held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, from May 26 to 28 here.

Gurukul Global win top honours
Mohali, May 16
The Shri Hans Raj Sharma Memorial Inter-School Carrom Tournament concluded with great fun fare at Swami Ram Tirtha Senior Secondary Smart School, Phase IV, Mohali. The participants were given certificates, medals and running trophy by Sujata Sharma, director, and Kiran Bhandari, school principal. PROUD MOMENT : Winners strike a pose with their trophies after winning Shri Hans Raj Sharma Memorial Inter-School Carrom Tournament in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Nitin scripts GMSSS-27 win
Chandigarh, May 16
With his 38-run knock, Nitin drove Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, to win by 52 runs against Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, in the U-14 UT League Cricket Tournament-2011 on GMSSS, Sector 27, ground here today.Put in to bat first, GMSSS-27 made 110 all out in 20 overs.


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