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Drunk father shoots at daughter
Victim admitted to the PGI in a critical state, was operated upon to remove bullet
Chandigarh, March 25
In a shocking incident, a 52-year-old man shot at his 22-year-old daughter following a verbal spat with her at their Sector-41 residence this evening. The accused, Ramphal, who is a senior audit officer with the Haryana (AG) office in Sector 33, fled the spot and was later arrested. He was heavily drunk when he shot at his daughter Poonam with his licenced .32 bore revolver.


Liquor to remain cheaper in chandigarh
March 24, 2012
Factory of fakes
March 23, 2012
Another gang busted
March 22, 2012
Fake degrees
March 21, 2012
Illegal mining faces curbs
March 20, 2012
Police short of Bullets
March 19, 2012
Sorrow of sukhna lake
March 18, 2012
UT Budget up by Rs 185.81 crore 
March 17, 2012
Three rob woman at home
March 16, 2012
March 15, 2012

From police files: List of proclaimed offenders growing
100% rise in 5 yrs: 2,629 and counting
Chandigarh, March 25
The UT police’s list of offenders who have given it a slip over the years is on a high and the number has recorded more than 100 percent increase in the last five years. Till date, there are 2,629 POs on the run and a large number of them belong to outstation areas.

Jinxed James Plaza courts fresh controversy
Chandigarh, March 25
Struggling to find a way out of the deep muck of economic failures and procedural lapses, the controversial project of four star James Plaza, started more than 25 years ago, has courted fresh controversy with the Registrar of Companies, Punjab and Chandigarh, filing a case in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chandigarh, over a long list of different violations of the Companies Act, 1956.

13-year-old girl escapes flesh-trade trap
Panchkula, March 25
A 13-year-old girl, who had gone missing from the residence of her uncle in Sector 14 three days ago, escaped from being pushed into prostitution, after she ran away from the suspect’s house in Beer Ghaggar.

UT Estate Office fails to recover service tax
Chandigarh, March 25
A file photo of a commercial complex in Sector 17. The UT Estate Office has failed to recover lakhs of rupees as service tax on ground rent of prime commercial properties in Sector 17. Pointing out the anomaly, the office of the Accountant General Punjab and UT in a communication to the Chandigarh Administration has pointed out that despite the laid down rules on ‘renting of property services’, the estate office has failed to recover service tax to the tune of around Rs 20 lakh.

A file photo of a commercial complex in Sector 17.


Police inaction: Gangrape victim threatens to stage dharna
Panchkula, March 25
Alleging inaction in the gang rape case, the victim, here today, threatened to hold a dharna outside the office of Law Minister Haryana if the accused were not arrested within next two days.

Chandigarh scan
Dance marks annual event
Ryan International School organised its annual event of The Montessori Graduation Ceremony, a press release said here on Sunday. The event, one of the major attractions of the school was initiated as a morale boaster for the upgrading students of the kindergarten level. The theme of the programme was ‘Incredible India’. To showcase different aspects of the Indian culture and colour varied dances representing the states were presented on the occasion.

Golden Retriever bags first prize
Panchkula, March 25
A large number of people gathered at the Vet clinic in Sector 3 to admire all kinds of canines at the Dog fashion show where dogs with fashionable dresses sashayed the ramp this evening today.

Traditional hues:
Artistes from Sikkim perform a traditional dance at a function organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, at The Plaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Clinical Establishment Act on anvil
Chandigarh, March 25
The Union Territory of Chandigarh is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act soon. The Act came into force after Parliament passed a Bill on May 5, 2010, and the President of India extended her assent three months later on August 18.

Work on railway underbridge to start in three months
To come up on level crossing near Modern Housing Complex at Mani Majra
Chandigarh, March 25
The work pertaining to the railway under bridge (RUB) on the level crossing near Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, will be started soon as the local MP has asked the officials of the Ambala railway division to finalise the plan within a week with the UT Administration.

SGPC member calls for meeting to discuss issue
Death sentence to Balwant Singh Rajoana
Mohali, March 25 SGPC member Hardeep Singh yesterday called for a meeting of representatives of all political parties, including the Congress, at Gurdwara Amb Sahib on March 26 to discuss the issue of the death sentence awarded to Balwant Singh Rajoana, former CM Beant Singh’s assassin.

Baba comes calling:
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev congratulates Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for being elected as the Punjab CM for the second time in a row in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photo

Preparing for new academic session:
A student with his father comes out of a shop in Sector 19, Chandigarh, after buying books for the new academic session. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Open house response
No end to parking problems in sight
Chandigarh was designed for a population around of five lakh, which has increased drastically over 12 lakhs officially, actually, more than that. Originally, Chandigarh had registered only 940 vehicles which increased to 4, 96,086 during 2001 and 6, 69,713 during 2007 and this figure is touching a million marks thus facing acute parking problems in the city not only in markets but everywhere in the city.

Insurance company told to pay relief
Chandigarh, March 25
The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed National Insurance Company Limited to pay Rs 29,61,429 to Umesh Chander Gupta, a resident of Sector 9, Panchkula, for not settling his claim.

Classical vocalist gives impressive performance
Chandigarh, March 25
An entrancing classical vocal recital by Udaipur-based young classical vocalist Samrath Janve lighted up the special musical event organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) at Kalgram yesterday.

Marathon by PGI docs
Over 1,000 take part in run for cause
Chandigarh, March 25
Over 1,000 persons took part in the 10-km marathon to sensitise residents against female foeticide here today. The marathon was organised by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

Snatching cases
No arrest made so far
Chandigarh, March 25
A day after four incidents of chain snatching were reported in the city, senior police officials today convened a meeting and initiated steps to curb the rising crime.


295 students conferred degrees
Girls in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at the convocation held at the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, March 25
The 27th annual convocation of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, was held today. The function began on a formal note with the academic procession followed by the lighting of inaugural lamp.

Girls in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at the convocation held at the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

PU Prof invited to UN summit
Chandigarh, March 25
The General Assembly of the United Nations has invited Prof Vijay Rattan, Public Administration, University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, to attend the United Nations World G-192 Summit on ‘Impact and Implications of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Sustainable Development and Climate Change Proposals for an Integrated Global Response to the Crisis’.

Play by English department captivates audience
Students enact play “Bravely Fought the Queen” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, March 25
The Literary Society, Department of English and Cultural Studies, staged an English play “Bravely Fought the Queen” at their auditorium at Punjab University here today. Written by Mahesh Dattani, the play flourished under the able direction of thespian Rana Nayar ‘Bravely Fought the Queen’ is a domestic drama that deals with the story of a dysfunctional, urban family, settled in Bangalore.

Students enact play “Bravely Fought the Queen” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Scholars who left PhD midway still have hope
PU mulls over a proposal to allow them continue their research
Chandigarh, March 25
There is still hope for research scholars who had left their doctorate in between due to various reasons. Panjab University is mulling over a proposal to allow these research scholars to continue their degree.

Meritorious students awarded
Chandigarh, March 25
The annual prize distribution function of GGDSD College, Sector 32, was organised today in the college auditorium. Students were honoured for their achievements in academics, cultural activities and sports.

Four city candidates make it to PCS
Chandigarh, March 25
Making the city proud, the top-four ranks in Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Judicial Branch 2011 exam has been clinched by the candidates from Chandigarh, while around 37 candidates from the city had qualified the exam.


Dera Bassi waits for court complex for 4 years
Residents, litigants and lawyers of Dera Bassi have been facing harassment due to the absence of a Judicial Complex here. The lawyers and litigants have been demanding a separate Judicial Complex for the smooth functioning of court work. Currently, the judicial work is being carried out under the roof of administrative complex for temporary basis for past four years.

Sikh scholar remembered
Ambala, March 25
A member of National Commission for Minorities and former Supreme Court Judge, Mahinder Singh, spent over three hours in the cemetery of Ambala Cantonment to locate the grave of a former British army officer and a great Sikh scholar, Joshep Dean Kalingham.

Woman dies, husband injured in road mishap
Lalru, March 25
A woman was killed while her husband received injuries in a road accident near Handesra on Saturday evening on the Naraingarh-Ambala road. The accident occurred when an ASI of the Haryana police, Suresh kumar and his wife Geeta Rani, residents of Jandli village district Ambala, were going on motorcycle to Ambala side and a truck from same side hit the couple’s motorcycle. Geeta died on the spot and Suresh injured.

2 more youths succumb to their injuries
Their motorcycle had collided with a bus
Kalka, March 25
The two youths, who were admitted to a hospital after they had sustained serious injuries in a road accident on Saturday, succumbed to their injuries today. As per information, the accident took place on NH-22 opposite white house in Pinjore at around 2 pm, when three motorcycle-borne youths in an attempt to overtake a vehicle collided with a Haryana Roadways bus coming from the opposite direction.


High Court Judge inspects district courts
Mohali, March 25
Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Ritu Bahri yesterday carried out an inspection of the district courts in Phase 3B1 here. A guard of honour was presented to the Judge by the police.


Asav beats Chiraz in U-12 final qualifying round
Aditya Vashisht returns a shot during the qualifying round of AITA tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, March 25
Local lad Asav Kumar defeated Chiraz Singh in the final qualifying round of boys (U-12) category during the CLTA-AITA championship series tennis tournament for boys and girls (U-12 and 14) being held at CLTA tennis courts here today. During the first round match of the main draw, Chiraz went down against Asav in straight sets 6-4 while Abhimanyu Rozra of Haryana beat Abhiuday Singh 6-0. In other matches of the same category, Vipul Mehta of Delhi defeated Arjun Grover of Haryana 6-1. Another Delhi lad Ayush Deswal defeated Rishi Raja Bhai from Uttar Pradseh 6-3.

Aditya Vashisht returns a shot during the qualifying round of AITA tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Aadil makes it to British Junior Masters
Chandigarh, March 25
Eleven-year-old golfer Aadil Bedi created history after making it to the British Junior Masters to be held in Scotland in May this year. Aadil achieved the feat at a competition held at the Royal and Ancient Golf Course, one of the oldest golf courses in the world. Around 300 golfers from 65 countries are expected to vie for the upcoming international cup.

Adhhyan wins boys U-16 title
Chandigarh, March 25
Tennis player Adhhyan Singh defeated Sachit Malhotra to lift the boys (U-16) title in the ongoing Chandigarh Club open lawn tennis tournament being held here today.

Suresh, Ashwin win Gypsy event
Chandigarh, March 25
Covering a total distance of 540 kilometres of challenging and adventurous hilly terrain in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, the ongoing 25th SJOBA Sub-Himalayan rally concluded on a exciting note here today. The rally reached at finish point of St John’s School, Sector 26, here this evening. In the challenge rally, a total of 51 contestants out of 63 completed the full track.

Winners of the Gypsy event, Suresh Rana (left) and Ashwin Naik, strike a pose in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Winners of the bodybuilding championship at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Pushpinder bags Mr Chandigarh title
Chandigarh, March 25
As many as 24 body builders won honours during the Chandigarh Amateur Body Building Championship being held at the DAV college sector 10, here today. During the competition, Pushpinder Singh bagged the 23rd Mr Chandigarh Body Building competition.

Winners of the bodybuilding championship at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


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