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UT Budget up by Rs 185.81 crore 
Chandigarh, March 16
In the next fiscal of 2012-13, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has increased the UT Administration’s budget share by Rs 185.81 crore in the total budget of Rs 2,916.01 crore approved by Parliament today.

It’s an ‘anti-aam aadmi’ Budget
Apparently the Budget does not have much to offer to the common man as the cost of products such as television, which is no more a luxury item, has gone up.

Houses meant for GMSH staff being misused
Chandigarh, March 16
A large number of government houses meant for Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, employees have been occupied by unauthorised persons. A team of the health department, during a visit on March 13, found that 22 houses of the department in Sector 15 had been locked by unauthorised persons.


Woman sets herself afire at PGI
Chandigarh, March 16
A patient undergoing treatment for depression committed suicide by setting herself afire at the OPD of the PGI here today. The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old Suman, a resident of Sector 37 here.

Leopard alive, but not drawn to bait
Chandigarh, March 16
After a long wait of five days, officials of the UT forest and wildlife department finally managed to see the leopard stuck in a pipe at the Air Force station. Earlier, the officials could only see his eyes, but in the wee hours of today, they saw the leopard come close to the cage, but it went back inside the pipe.


Only a few applicants turn up
Empty chairs can be seen during the draw of lots at Mohali on Friday.Mohali, March 16
Even though the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) had made elaborate arrangements for the draw of lots in connection with the much-hyped multi-storeyed Purab Premium Apartments, most of the applicants did not turn up for the event here today.

Empty chairs can be seen during the draw of lots at Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Calculate seniority of faculty before finalising: PUTA
Chandigarh, March 16
The Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) today held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor (VC). It demanded that the seniority of faculty be calculated before finalising the list of candidates eligible for the post of VC.

New pedal boats for visitors to Sukhna
Visitors ride pedal boats at the Sukhna Lake on Friday.Chandigarh, March 16
Visitors to the Sukhna Lake will soon enjoy rides on new pedal boats. The Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Corporation (CITCO) has decided to purchase 25 new pedal boats.

Visitors ride pedal boats at the Sukhna Lake on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Fire staff inspect TDI mall
Chandigarh, March 16
A technical team of the Chandigarh fire and emergency department today inspected the TDI mall-cum-multiplex at Sector 17 here for issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the building.

BSNL landlines in Sec 8 down
Chandigarh, March 16
Hundreds of residents of Sector 8 here have been having a harrowing time as BSNL landlines have been non-functional for the past few days.

Law students continue stir
Chandigarh, March 16
Continuing their strike, law students in the evening shift at Panjab University (PU) today staged a protest, demanding the immediate declaration of semester results.

F&CC to Admn: Consult MC on vehicle-free zones in Sec 17
Chandigarh, March 16
The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) today passed a resolution, requesting the UT Administration to consult the municipal corporation (MC) before finalising a decision on the issue of vehicle-free zones at Sector 17.

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Auction of fancy numbers on April 12
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 16
“For the registration of new vehicles, a new series PB-23M is being started in Fatehgarh Sahib and the auction of the series will be held on April 12,” stated Mahesh Garg, District Transport Officer, here today.

Student killed in mishap
Ambala, March 16
A student of Lovely Professional University died while another sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Ambala Cantt this morning.


Accused moves special CBI court
Panchkula, March 16
Dr Upendra Kumar, accused in the multi-crore kidney scam, today moved an application in the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court, seeking trial against 31 persons who had allegedly received kidneys or had arranged the same against payment.

Hawara, Bheora brought to court
Chandigarh, March 16
Jagtar Singh Hawara and Paramjit Singh Bheora, assassins of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, were produced in the district court today amid tight security.


Gang of thieves busted, 2 held
Panchkula, March 16
With the arrest of two persons, the police has claimed to have busted a gang of thieves.

Juvenile held for bike theft
Chandigarh, March 16
The police arrested a minor for his involvement in a case of motorcycle theft. Gaurav Chaudhary of Sector 41 reported that the minor had stolen his Yamaha motorcycle (CH01P-0168) from in front of his residence.

Gold chain snatched from woman
Chandigarh, March 16
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from a teacher at Mauli Jagran here today.


Budding cricketers celebrate Sachin’s 100th ton at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, March 16
After the Budget 2012-13, which had disheartened the citizens of the country, the 100th century by Master Blaster Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has given all a reason to smile.

Budding cricketers celebrate Sachin’s 100th ton at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

City team make it to semifinals
Chandigarh, March 16
Daniel Lal Limpuia’s five goals, including a hat-trick, enabled the city team to enter the semifinals of 34th Sub-Junior National for Coca Cola Mir Iqbal Hussain Football Trophy at Vasco in Goa today.

Piyush Chawla does it for Central Zone
Mohali, March 16
A brilliant performance by skipper Piyush Chawla (34 and 2 for 48) enabled Central Zone to defeat South Zone by four wickets to enter the semifinals of Prof DB Deodhar Trophy being held at the PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali.

Junior golf camp from March 24
Chandigarh, March 16
A two-month junior golf camp for players in the 6 to 18 age group (members and non-members) will be organised by The Academy of Golf at Chandigarh Golf Club from March 24.

AG-Rajasthan lift hockey trophy
Chandigarh, March 16
AG, Rajasthan, beat AG, Orissa, 5-2 in the final of the Indian Audit & Accounts Inter-Zonal Hockey Tournament that concluded at the Hockey Stadium in Sector 42 here today.


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