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Property tax
39 offenders to face music
Civic body records show Rs 6 crore pending against them 
Chandigarh, April 16
The Municipal Corporation (MC) here has prepared a list of 39 habitual property tax offenders, who are set to get the final notice to deposit their pending tax or else their bank accounts would be sealed.

PGI gets chemist shop vacated
Chandigarh, April 16
A year after a medical store at the PGI complex was allegedly found selling used surgical equipment, the authorities got the said shop vacated from the chemist here today.

GPS on CTU buses fails to click
Chandigarh, April 16
Technical glitches and shortage of buses with the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) have literally crippled the GPS (global positioning system) installed in low-floor buses plying on local routes.


vehicle-free zone
Work begins on Sector-17 pedestrian path
Chandigarh, April 16
The Municipal Corporation started construction of the first pedestrian path in the Sahib Singh parking area in Sector 17 here today. The 6-foot wide path will join the two rows where the Sagar Ratna restaurant and the Sindhi sweets shop are located.



house  tax
Passing the buck continues
Chandigarh, April 16
The Municipal Corporation has again passed the buck of the imposition of the house tax in the city, to the sub-committee of House tax assessment, which is scheduled to meet on April 19. It has been decided that the proposal of imposition of House tax and revision of the commercial property tax will be tabled in the meeting for discussion and approval of the members.

Most drunk drivers outsiders: Study
Chandigarh, April 16
A new study conducted by the Chandigarh Traffic Police has found that the drivers of a majority of outstation vehicles indulge in drunken driving compared to their Chandigarh counterparts.

New PGI research on healing bedsores
Chandigarh, April 16
Hydrocolloid and Neosporin ointment dressings coupled with proper handling of bed ridden patients have proved effective in the healing of bedsores. This was proved in a project being run under the guidance of Dr Sukhpal Kaur, lecturer, department of NINE, PGI, and professor Amarjeet Singh, School of Public Health, PGI, under the project of Indian Council of Medical Research and department of science and technology, New Delhi, started seven months ago in October last year. Over 70 bed ridden patients were registered.

Police suspects NRI kidnappers were behind Sec 33 robbery
Chandigarh, April 16
Three of the six accused, involved in the kidnapping of an NRI last week, could be behind the Sector 33 robbery case when the unidentified motorcyclists had robbed a franchisee owner of Rs 10 lakh on January 16 this year.

Warm send-off for Justice Ahluwalia
Chandigarh, April 16
Three days ahead of his oath as a Judge of the Calcutta High Court, Justice Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia, who opted for a transfer out of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was accorded a warm sendoff today.

Civic body again plans to outsource parks to local committees for maintenance
Chandigarh, April 16
Taking no lessons from the past, the Municipal Corporation is again coming up with a policy to outsource the parks to the local committees for routine maintenance by disbursing nominal charges to them as grants.

Public parks, a free for all
Panchkula, April 16
Neighbourhood parks in the town are free for all, as residents without paying a single penny can use these sites for their social gatherings.

Drinking water goes waste in the absence of taps at Pandit Colony, Kajehri, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Drinking water goes waste in the absence of taps at Pandit Colony, Kajehri, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan

MC puts ‘blame’ on GMADA
Mohali, April 16
The local municipal council (MC), which is responsible for maintaining traffic lights in the town, in a formal communication today put the “blame” squarely on GMADA for all dysfunctional traffic lights in the town.

Registration, licencing of business operators a must
Mohali, April 16
Under the new Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, registration of all food business operators, which have an annual turnover of less than Rs 12 lakh, and licencing of all food business operators who have an annual turnover of more than Rs 12 lakh is mandatory.

68 notices issued in 2 days
Mohali, April 16
The public health wing of the town swung into action against those found wasting water during morning hours in the residential area here. As many as 68 notices have been issued to violators in two days so far after the ban came into effect since yesterday.

Walking tall

Men on stilts take a round on the concluding day of the silver jubilee celebrations of Zonal Cultural Centres at Parade Ground, Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday.
Men on stilts take a round on the concluding day of the silver jubilee celebrations of Zonal Cultural Centres at Parade Ground, Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

30 cycles given to needy
Mohali, April 16
Former Punjab’s cabinet minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla and Mohali Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam today distributed 30 cycles and four sewing machines to the needy people at the latter’s office in Phase I here today.

Police yet to record Fauji’s statement 
Panchkula, April 16
Even after more than 48 hours, the local police has not been able to record the statement of chief parliamentary secretary Ram Krishan Fauji, who was found unconscious in his washroom on Saturday morning.

Martial arts performance mesmerises audience
Panchkula, April 16
India is a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual country with its rich cultural heritage surging the spirit of unity in diversity since ages. Undeniably, there is no dearth of talent in cities, villages and even slums, but it is imperative to give artistes a platform at the regional and national level, which all seven cultural centres are carrying out with conviction.”

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Registrar to seek clarification
Chandigarh, April 16
With the PU Chancellor stalling the process of selection of new Vice-Chancellor (VC) and virtually giving an indefinite extension to RC Sobti, the Registrar office is all set to seek a clarification on the future plight of the moral code of conduct imposed on outgoing VC Sobti.

Pranav adjudged best speaker in debate
Chandigarh, April 16
Pranav Rawal, International Sahaja Public School, Dharamshala, was adjudged the best speaker at the “Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter-School Debate Championship” organised by St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School here today.

300 clear PMET prelims
Chandigarh, April 16
Close to the national average of 12 per cent, only 10 per cent of the region’s candidates have cleared the preliminary examination of the All-India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET).

Students spend time surfing the Internet in a college corridor in Chandigarh.
the net effect: Students spend time surfing the Internet in a college corridor in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 


Encroachment removed
Dera Bassi, April 16
Following the court orders, the Dera Bassi police with the help of a JCB machine removed illegal encroachment made by a migrant labourer at Mohan Meaken Company.


Take farmer-friendly steps to check menace, Punjab told
Chandigarh, April 16
For dousing the smoldering problem of straw burning, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has called upon the government to encourage cardboard, paper and packaging industries to open up units in rural areas for farmers to sell the straw.

Victim turns hostile
Chandigarh, April 16
A local court acquitted a jewellery shop owner of the charges of rape, here today. Umakant Verma, owner of a Sector 22 jewellery shop, was acquitted in a rape case of a 22-year-old girl after the victim turned hostile.

Jail superintendent deposes
Chandigarh, April 16
The Superintendent of the Patiala Jail today appeared before a court in connection with the contempt of court notice issued to him for returning the death-to-hang warrants for Balwant Singh Rajoana’s execution twice.

District Forum directs car firm to rectify defect
Chandigarh, April 16
After running from pillar to post to rectified the problem in his car from the authorised sales agent, Harmony Honda, Joshi Automobiles Pvt Ltd (Opposite party No 2) a city based chartered accountant got his car inspected from the registered valuer and a chartered engineer who, in his report, certified that the rear shock absorbers and recoil springs as well as the suspension of the car were faulty.

7 acquitted in murder case
Chandigarh, April 16
A local court today acquitted seven persons in the case pertaining to the murder of a woman of Mauli Jagran. The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge SS Sahni acquitted Arjan, Parmatma, alias Batista, Manoj, Surinder, Pawan, Deepak and Kuldeep of the charge of murder.


Tricity petty crime graph up, police clueless
Chandigarh, April 16
While the crime graph of the city, especially the number of petty crime cases, has witnessed a huge rise over the years, the UT police tries hard to take stock of the situation and make suggestions to improve it. With increasing population and dwindling staff, the basic of policing has gone in for a toss, resulting in an end to the basic exercise of patrolling.

Robberies, burglaries up in Mohali 
Mohali, April 16
While the first quarter of this year witnessed a fall in the rate of heinous crime, including murder and rape cases, in Mohali district, an upward trend in the robbery and burglary cases has been noticed during the period this year in comparison to the corresponding period in 2011.

No respite from vehicle thefts in Panchkula 
Panchkula, April 16
The residents of the city are scared to go to the markets after sunset on foot or by their cars. The reason the rising number of cases of snatching and vehicle thefts in the city in different markers all over the city.

1 held with stolen auto-rickshaw
Zirakpur, April 16
The Zirakpur police today arrested a vehicle lifter and recovered a three-wheeler along with two scooters from his possession.


Their feat has gone unrewarded
Chandigarh, April 16
The players of the boys’ U-16 football team of Chandigarh attend a practice session. If a student secures second position in any of the all-India-level academic examination, his or her family gives the best ever gift to their bright son or daughter, but when it comes to the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA), it has nothing to gift their players who finished the runners-up in the 34th Sub-Junior Mir Iqbal Hussain Football Trophy held at Vasco in Goa earlier this year.
The players of the boys’ U-16 football team of Chandigarh attend a practice session. A Tribune photograph

Sachit clinches tennis title
Mohali, April 16
Ace tennis player, Sachit Malhotra, won the boys (U-18) title after facing a tough resistance from Rohit Dhiman, during the ongoing Manav Mangal Total Tennis Championship, being played at Phase X, Mohali, here today.

Five-day golf camp from April 23
Chandigarh, April 16
A five-day Golf Coaching Camp will be organised by the Forest Hill Golf and Country Club, on April 23 at Forest Hills, Nayagaon, in order to promote the sport among the masses, here.

Is it the right grip?

(Right) Former Pakistan player Azhar Mahmood with Romesh Powar practice at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Monday.
(Right) Former Pakistan player Azhar Mahmood with Romesh Powar practice at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Knight Riders land in city
Chandigarh, April 16
The cricket team of Kolkata Knight Riders with a hope of taking revenge from Kings XI Punjab team landed here, at city beautiful, this evening.

State boxing meet from April 29
Chandigarh, April 16
The Chandigarh Boxing Association will organise 35th Junior Men and 9th Junior Women Chandigarh State Boxing Championship at Boxing Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.

Cricket match for a cause
Chandigarh, April 16
In order to encourage body donation the after death, a Seven-a-Side Cricket Tournament will be organised at Divya Public School, Sector 44, here.

Jaskeerat of DPS wins chess tourney
Chandigarh, April 16
A city based NGO, Yuvshaala, hosted a Chess Republic Competition at Books and Brew, Sector 8, here.
Harleen who claimed the girls’ U-12 title in action.
Harleen who claimed the girls’ U-12 title in action. 

PCA cricket academy
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Non-Residential Cricket Academy for boys (13-15 years) was inaugurated at Ludhiana, here. The project is among the first of the six non-residential cricket academies to be open by the PCA.

CBA to hold b’ball trials today
Chandigarh, April 16
The Chandigarh Basketball Association will conduct selection trials for selecting the sub-junior basketball team on April 17, at New Public school sector 18, here.


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