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Flow of polluted water from Kansal area into Sukhna Lake
UT to move High court

Chandigarh, April 21
As the Punjab Government has failed to make arrangements to stop the flow of sewage from the Kansal area in Punjab into Sukhna Lake, the UT Administration has now decided to raise this issue in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Steep rise in construction cost
Chandigarh, April 21
The increase in the prices of raw materials has resulted in a hike of at least 25 per cent in the total cost of construction in the city. The ban on mining near rivers in the region has not only led to a spurt in the prices of sand and gravel but due to the shortage of these materials, some projects of the UT Administration and Municipal Corporation have reportedly halted as well.


Vehicle-owners misuse pedestrian paths in Sec 17
Chandigarh, April 21
Pedestrian paths that have been built to facilitate pedestrians in Sector 17 here by the Municipal Corporation have become a shortcut for vehicles near parking lots. To facilitate pedestrians in Sector 17, the corporation has constructed one pedestrian path each in the Sahib Singh and Empire Store parking lots and two more are in the pipeline.
A car parked on a pedestrian path in Sector 17, Chandigarh
A car parked on a pedestrian path in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Another incident of snatching reported
Chandigarh, April 21
The UT police was left with egg on its face again, with an incident of snatching reported near the road separating Sectors 15 and 24 here today. This was the fourth incident of snatching in the last four days. The number of incidents of snatching reported this year had already crossed 50.

Harbhajan Mann given key post
Chandigarh, April 21
The Punjab Government today appointed famous singer Harbhajan Mann as the chairman of the District Planning Board, Mohali, with immediate effect. He replaces the MLA from Derabassi, NK Sharma, who has been appointed a Chief Parliamentary Secretary.


Challans out, notices in
Chandigarh, April 21
Acting tough on vehicle-owners who travel without pollution-under-control certificates, the Chandigarh State Transport Authority (STA) has decided to issue notices to violators instead of challans. The violators will be given a week to produce the certificate.

Highway parking a nuisance
Zirakpur, April 21
Parking of trucks and tractor-trailers on both sides of the Zirakpur-Kalka highway has become a big traffic nuisance here. This cause not only problems to shopkeepers and residents of the area but also cause chaos and traffic jams on the busy highway.

Festive spirit

‘Dhadis’ and ‘dholis’ perform during Baisakhi celebrations at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday
‘Dhadis’ and ‘dholis’ perform during Baisakhi celebrations at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

New DRDO lab coming up in UT
Chandigarh, April 21
The city would get its third defence research laboratory soon, as Chandigarh centre of the Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) scheduled to be commissioned from here this year.

MHA agrees to repatriate Brijendra Singh to Haryana
Chandigarh, April 21
In a significant development, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has agreed on the repatriation of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Brijendra Singh, who had sought repatriation to Haryana, his parent state.

‘Give information about drug abuse, get reward’
Mohali, April 21
The health and family welfare department will reward those giving any information about drug abuse while keeping the name of the informer confidential. This was stated by Health Minister Madan Mohan Mittal while inaugurating the 10th reorientation programme for PCMS dental doctors held on the premises of Punjab Health Systems Corporation here today.

‘Asha Jyoti’ opens today
Chandigarh, April 21
The ‘Asha Jyoti’ women’s healthcare mobile outreach programme will be inaugurated tomorrow by the Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Pawan Kumar Bansal.


PU to revise affiliation rules
Chandigarh, April 21
Panjab University is getting stricter in its dealings with the over 180 affiliated colleges. The university plans to devise a performa for the colleges which needs to be fulfilled for getting affiliation for the courses.

PU panel visits college to probe delay in handing over answer sheets
Chandigarh, April 21
The committee formed by Panjab University to probe the alleged delay of six days by Gujrnwala Guru Nanak College, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, in handing over answer sheets to the PU visited the college today and recorded the statements of the college staff.

online exam
Students apprehensive about AIEEE
Chandigarh, April 21
In order to end all apprehensions about the online format of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), the Central Board of Secondary Education has clarified that the difficulty level of the online version will be the same as that of the offline version (the normal pen and paper test).

College claims 100 per cent placement
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 21
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, has succeeded in achieving 100 per cent placements for its MBA students at an average package of Rs 2,77,750 per annum, said college principal Dr MS Grewal.

Collage of 9 plays captivates audience
Chandigarh, April 21
The Durga Das Foundation, in association with the Tribune group of newspapers and Mumbai-based theatre ensemble Rage, presented a dramatic spectacle “One on One”, a collage of nine short plays at the Tagore Theatre here today. All dramatised stories were radical in content, with dramatic and innovative themes and unusual endings, leaving something for the imagination of the audience.
Artistes perform play “Bash” at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Artistes perform play “Bash” at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday


Shiv Sena activists rescue 18 bulls
Ambala, April 21
Shiv Sena activists rescued 18 bulls from near the Haryana-Punjab border adjoining Ambala City late last evening. They were stuffed in a truck brutally. Four of them died, as they were crammed inside the truck in an inhuman manner.

4-acre wheat crop gutted
Dera Bassi, April 21
Nearly 4 acres of standing wheat crop and 10 acres of wheat subtle were gutted in Ambala and Mehmandpur villages near Dera Bassi today. Fire tenders from Dera Bassi and ammunition depot, Dappar, reached the spot and controlled the fire immediately.


HC tells Punjab to furnish info
Chandigarh, April 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court asked Punjab yesterday to furnish information on notices sent by the state to those allegedly degrading hillocks in the city’s northern region. Punjab was also asked to submit information on the action taken so far against defaulters.

cement scam
Charges framed against three
Chandigarh, April 21
Two years after the municipal corporation (MC) cement scam, a local court framed charges of forgery and criminal conspiracy against the three accused today. The court also discharged four persons, including three MC officials, as the police failed to produce anything substantial against them.

Man acquitted of rape, cheating, bigamy charges
Chandigarh, April 21
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge acquitted a man of the charges of bigamy, rape and cheating after six witnesses turned hostile. As per the prosecution case, the accused Sachin Joshi had married Savita, a Sector 38 resident, on November 15, 2010, in a temple in Sector 40.

khushpreet case
Statements of five recorded
Chandigarh, April 21
Statements of five persons were recorded in the Khushpreet kidnapping and murder case in court here yesterday. Contractor Suresh Kumar of Fathegarh Sahib submitted his bank account statement, showing that prime accused Sukhdev deposited Rs 10,000 for payment of pipe works on December 12, 2010, after receiving ransom.


Field day for thieves
Mohali, April 21
While the entire district police was busy to man the gates and surrounded area of the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium due to an IPL match, thieves had a field day last night.

pinjore scam
Audit clerk arrested
Panchkula, April 21
In the Pinjore municipal committee scam, the Haryana vigilance bureau has arrested an audit clerk, Hargu Lal, here today. Hargu was produced at local court from where he was sent to judicial custody. Before this, the bureau had arrested another accused, Mohan Lal Puri, a sweeping contractor on February 1.

Three arrested for kidnapping
Chandigarh, April 21
The UT police arrested three persons on charges of allegedly kidnapping and robbing a Sector 25 resident. The accused have been identified as Sandeep Kumar, resident of Nayagoan, Kuldeep Singh and Suraj Kumar, both residents of Sector 25. Another accused, Deepak Kumar, is still at large.

Man commits suicide
Mohali, April 21
Forty-year-old Radhey Sham allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with the railing of the top floor of his residence at Phase VII here today. Radhey Sham, who worked as an accountant with a private firm in Lalru, was reportedly under depression for some time, said DSP RS Sohal.

Man killed in road mishap
Mohali, April 21
Thirty-year-old Manoj Kumar died after being hit by a car last night near the Mandi Karan Board at Phase X here last night. Manoj Kumar, a resident of Phase XI, was riding a two-wheeler when a Swift car, being driven by Gagandeep Singh, an engineering student, hit him near the Mandi Karan Board at around 12.20 am.


Local lads outplay Ludhiana
Chandigarh, April 21
The local cricket team defeated Ludhiana after bundling out the rivals in their second innings during the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-16) for the ML Markan Trophy at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Tennis Meet
Saumya thrashes Preetnain
Chandigarh, April 21
Local tennis player Saumya Saxena defeated Preetnain Grewal, a city player, in straight sets to qualify for the first round of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls’ (U-14 and 16) being played at the CLTA Complex and Lake Club here today.

CLTA to get new coaching director
Chandigarh, April 21
Tennis coach Gajendra Singh, who has coached many Indian Davis Cup players, will join the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA). According to Jai Singh Gill and Rajan Kashyap, president and patron-in-chief of CLTA, the centre will get a boost after Gajendra Singh joins the association.

Cycle rally a hit with participants
Chandigarh, April 21
The second “Go Green Cycle Rally” was held in Chandigarh today. The rally organised by the State Bank of India (SBI) with the support of the Chandigarh Administration was an instant success with participants.
Students take part in the ‘Go Green Cycle Rally’ in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Students take part in the ‘Go Green Cycle Rally’ in Chandigarh on Saturday

Corporate Cup
HDFC Bank get better of ACC Lions in cricket
Chandigarh, April 21
The Corporate Cricket Cup T20 Championship kicked off at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium here today. In the first match, HDFC Bank defeated ACC Lions. The losing side while batting first scored 71 runs for 10 in 19.3 overs with Sumita (28) and Parvindera (25) scoring the lion’s share.

Chess meet from April 26
Chandigarh, April 21
The Chandigarh Chess Association will organise the 23rd Chandigarh Chess Championship from April 26 to 29 at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here.



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