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10 bites a day as Canine terror stalks city
* 1,453 cases have already been reported so far this year * 13 residents died of dog bite last year * MC remains apathetic

Chandigarh, May 9
Stray dogs make a dash for a car in Sector 22, Chandigarh.
For Sanjeev Tewari, former Director Public Relations of Panjab University, an evening walk in the campus last week turned out to be a nightmare. While crossing the street he was startled when a growling street dog caught hold of his leg and before he could react it bit him badly.
AGGRESSIVE MODE: Stray dogs make a dash for a car in Sector 22, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo Pradeep Tewari


3 women among 4 held for bid to break ATM
Chandigarh, May 9
Four persons, including three women, were held while attempting to break an Axis Bank ATM in Behlana village near Chandigarh Airport in the wee hours today. A contractor saw the four trying to break the ATM when he confronted them and raised an alarm.


Vehicle-users drive haphazardly as traffic lights are non-functional at the Hallo Majra junction in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Vehicle-users drive haphazardly as traffic lights are non-functional at the Hallo Majra junction in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Lawyers, MC staff continue to protest
Mohali, May 9
Even as the district authorities have failed to bring about a settlement, employees of the Municipal Council as well as members of the Bar Association continued their protests each demanding the cancellation of cases registered against their colleagues. Advocates observe a strike at the district courts in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu A view of the empty district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Panchkula Municipal Corporation proposes Rs 85-crore budget 
Panchkula, May 9
The Panchkula Municipal Corporation has sent a budget proposal of Rs 85 crore for the current fiscal 2012-13 for approval to the Financial Commissioner and the Secretary, Local Bodies.

Glitter all around

A view of amaltas trees at a road in Chandigarh.
A view of amaltas trees at a road in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

It will take more time for Mohali to be rechristened as Ajitgarh
Mohali, May 9
It will take some more time for Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar or Mohali to be rechristened as Ajitgarh. Talking to mediapersons at the District Administration Complex in Phase 1, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the state government was yet to receive any formal communication from the Central government in this regard. Singer Harbhajan Mann greets Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal after taking over as the chairman of the Mohali Planning Board on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

35-year-old killed in accident
Panchkula, May 9
A 35-year-old man was killed and another injured, when their motorcycle was hit by an Innova car near Manakya village on the Barwala-Panchkula National Highway No 73.

More power cuts likely this year
Chandigarh, May 9
City residents can expect more power cuts this year as the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) in its recent order has sanctioned Rs 90 crore less to the UT electricity department to purchase power from various power generation plants. The electricity department had demanded Rs 653 crore from the JERC to purchase power to bridge the demand and supply gap of power, but the JERC only approved Rs 563 crore.

ASI hurt
Chandigarh, May 9
In yet another incident of assault on policemen, an ASI sustained injures after being hit by a jeep at a barrier late last night. This is the third incident within this month when a policeman has been injured or assaulted. Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Avtar Singh, who is posted in police control room, signaled a jeep to stop last night when he was hit.

Police clueless about assailants in Panchkula firing incident
Panchkula, May 9
Even after 24 hours, the police remained clueless about last night’s incident when three unidentified robbers on a Pulsor motorcycle tried to rob a jeweller in Sector 10. The police and the forensic team remained at the spot till late in the evening but they are yet to get any clue as to who were involved in the robbery.

CTU plans to get more mini-buses
Chandigarh, May 9
To order to strengthen the city bus service, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking is contemplating to procure more mini buses under the JUNRUM funding.

Go-ahead to metro project
Chandigarh, May 9
A geo-technical survey has given green light to the city metro project. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which had conducted a survey in its recently submitted report to the UT Administration, did not find any obstacle on the two underground corridors of the project.

CHB mulling additional charges for need-based changes
Chandigarh, May 9
The issue of fixation of additional charges and compounding fee for need-based changes in dwelling units of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is under consideration.

UT SSP deposes in CBI court
Chandigarh, May 9 UT SSP Naunihal Singh yesterday appeared in the CBI court as a witness in connection with a case registered against a UT Police Sub-Inspector. Evidence is being recorded in the case and the SSP had accorded prosecution sanction to the CBI.

Challaning against black filming on vehicles continues
Chandigarh, May 9
The PCR staff issued 118 challans today till this evening for the use of black films. Another 200 challans were issued by the UT traffic police.

Students having a glimpse of the arms on display at Panchkula on Wednesday.
Students having a glimpse of the arms on display at Panchkula on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


rte act
Schools await reimbursement

Chandigarh, May 9
With no reimbursement by the UT in lieu of the admissions granted under the RTE as yet, the city’s 28 private schools which admitted students from the financially weaker sections will now virtually go begging to bear the financial burden of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

SOPU protests admission guidelines for sports quota
Chandigarh, May 9
Members of Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) submitted a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor today over the admission guidelines under the sports category at Panjab University. SOPU members at the VC office with the memorandum against admission guidelines for sports quota. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan 

Miffed DUI resigns from NWRC
Chandigarh, May 9
Dean University Instruction (DUI) prof BS Brar resigned from the position of Honorary Director of North Western Regional Centre (NWRC) of ICSSR today. In his resignation sent to Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Brar stated that he resigned in complete disgust against the grossly unscrupulous behaviour of the permanent staff of the NWRC.

JSSGI signs MoU with Concordia University
Patiala, May 9
Jasdev Singh Sandhu Group of Institutes, Patiala, signed an MoU with Concordia University, Wisconsin, USA. Giving information in this regard, Arpit Kumar Garg, director JSS Group of Institutes, said that Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu, chairman of Jasdev Singh Sandhu Foundation, signed a memorandum of understanding with Concordia University, Wisconsin, for collaboration in various fields such as student exchange, faculty exchange, short term courses and online courses for students etc. Dr Patrick T Ferry, president of Concordia University, signed the memorandum on behalf of the university.

PU achievers awarded peanuts
Chandigarh, May 9
Last session, sportspersons of the Panjab University (PU) brought laurels to the university after commendable performances in various tournaments, but were awarded peanuts by the dean student welfare (DSW). They received merely half the prize money compared to last year. This session, the achievers won more positions in all-India and North Zone inter-university tournaments.



Wife stabbed by husband, critical
Kalka, May 9
In a rare incident in Kalka , a husband today brutally stabbed his wife. She sustained multiple serious injuries and was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Kalka, where the doctors referred her to the PGI, Chandigarh. Her condition is said to be critical. The police sources confirmed that Ramesh Kesri, a tenant in Kurari Mohalla, Kalka, had an altercation with his wife. The sources revealed that he suspected that she had illicit relations.

Sports counselling centre inaugurated
With a view to developing better healthcare awareness among its employees, teachers and students, Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh inaugurated the Health Fitness and Sports Counselling Centre at the Sports Complex of the university here yesterday. The centre has been set up at a cost of Rs 40 lakh.

GAIL to help rid town of pollution
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 9
The state government has decided to make Mandi Gobindgarh pollution-free by December 31. The government has initiated steps in this regard and the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) will play a vital role in it.


New senior advocates have many firsts to their credit
Chandigarh, May 9
The list of seven lawyers, designated as senior advocates by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has many firsts to it.
Released by the High Court on Tuesday, the list is unique as it has at least two lawyers, Anand Chhibbar and Vinod Ghai, who form the second generation of senior advocates. Their fathers too are practicing senior advocates.

Mother, son sent to two-day police custody
Mohali, May 9
The Mohali court today remanded the two accused in the kidney scam, Manju Pandey and her son Abhishek Anand Pandey, in two-day police custody.


PUSU leader booked for defacing public property
Chandigarh, May 9
Defacing the city with posters won't be easy for the student leaders contesting elections at Panjab University and city colleges. The Chandigarh Police today booked Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) Chairman for pasting posters in the city.

2 held for assaulting Uzbek woman
Zirakpur, May 9
The local police today got success in arresting Tarun Goyal and Aman, alias Shilpi, both accused in a sexual assault case of Uzbek woman, Gazalmajyeova. Sources said that Tarun was nabbed from Haridwar while Aman was arrested from Sahranpur today.


Golf camps from May 26
Chandigarh, May 9
The Euro Kids School here will conduct a number of camps in golf at various branches of the school from May 26. The first camp will be started at the branch in Sector 9 of Panchkula.

Checking in

Players of the Kings XI Punjab reach a hotel at Sector 35 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Players of the Kings XI Punjab reach a hotel at Sector 35 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

UT cagers lose
Chandigarh, May 9
Orissa defeated the Chandigarh boys’ team during their match in the ongoing 39th Sub-Junior Boys’ and Girls’ National Basketball Championship at Goa today.

Rowers Manjeet Singh, Swaran make it to Olympics
Chandigarh, May 9
Rowers Manjeet Singh and Swaran, who have qualified for the upcoming London Olympics, marked their presence in city beautiful, here this evening. With Chandigarh Rowing Association organized a function to felicitate them. Manjeet Singh and Sarwan Singh are all smiles at the Lake Club in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Amritsar XI beat APJ-Kharar by 5 wickets
Panchkula, May 9
Continuing their winning streak, Amritsar XI defeated APJ-Kharar in a match of the ongoing fifth All-India Dr DD Sharma memorial cricket tournament for boys (U-16) at Barwala in Panchkula district today. A match between the PCC and the CCA under way at Barwala in Panchkula district on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Carrom calendar
Chandigarh, May 9
The Chandigarh Carrom Association has announced its annual calendar for the 2012-13 session. Teams in all categories will also be selected to represent the city in various forthcoming zonal and national championships, including all-India tournaments organised by the All-India Carrom Federation.



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