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Man hacked to death outside court
Mohali, May 22
In a scene out of a Bollywood film, a group of criminals pulled out a member of a rival group from a Bolero jeep in front of the District Courts and hacked him to death with an axe in full public view here this afternoon.
Blood splattered on a road after the victim Saudagar Singh was killed at the district courts in Mohali on Tuesday Blood splattered on a road after the victim Saudagar Singh was killed at the district courts in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

What was police doing?
Mohali, May 22
The broad daylight murder just outside the district courts puts a question mark on the security arrangements at the court complex. At least four incidents of violence have taken place in and around the court complex in the past 10 months.


18-yr-old motorcyclist killed in accident
Mohali, May 22
An 18-year-old youth lost his life while his two friends sustained injuries after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding jeep with a red beckon at the lights near the Industrial Area police post here today.

Catchment Row
Supreme Court stays demolition
Chandigarh, May 22
Just about a week after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed Punjab and Haryana, along with the UT Administration, to stop construction activity in the catchment area of the Sukhna Lake, the Supreme Court today issued directions against further construction in the area.

CBSE class X results on May 24
Chandigarh, May 22
After bringing in midnight cheer to the Chennai region students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has chosen the evening of May 24 to declare its class X results. According to the board’s official spokesperson, Rama, the result will be uploaded at around 4 pm and the students can access the same on http://cbseresults.nic.in/, powered by the national informatics centre.

Departmental probe against 2 Inspectors
Chandigarh, May 22
Police politics and differences within the police department have again come to the fore with UT SSP Naunihal Singh ordering a departmental inquiry against two Inspectors heading key departments today.

Vagaries of weather hard to bear

A view of trees that fell near the airport during a storm in Chandigarh on Tuesday A view of trees that fell near the airport during a storm in Chandigarh on Tuesday

A view of trees that fell near the airport during a storm in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photos: S Chandan


UT Admn not serious
Chandigarh, May 22
It seems that the UT Administration is not serious to remove 180 illegal mobile phone towers from residential areas. UT officials did not attend the last two hearing on notices issued to building owners and extended the deadline from May 18 to June 1 without any reason.

Deadline extension contemptuous: HC
Chandigarh, May 22
Trouble is ringing for UT officials. Miffed over the autonomous decision of the UT authorities to extend the deadline for the removal of mobile phone towers from residential areas, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today minced no words to describe the act as contemptuous.

NOBLE CAUSE: A blood donation camp organised by Yuva Sankalp Foundation being held at the student centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday
A blood donation camp organised by Yuva Sankalp Foundation being held at the student centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

More power cuts likely in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 22
Local residents may soon face more power cuts as the northern region load dispatch centre (NRLDC) has clearly asked the UT Administration to enforce those for meeting its power requirements.

Water shortage turns up heat
Mohali, May 22
With most of the tubewells here giving a low-water discharge and Phases V and VI of the Kajauli waterworks still a distant dream, residents who are facing water shortage are blaming the authorities for failing to augment the supply system in the town.

Ex-councillors take up problems with Ram Niwas
Panchkula, May 22
With no development projects being undertaken in the town and its periphery, former councillors of the erstwhile municipal council today met Ram Niwas, Financial Commissioner (FC)-cum-Principal Secretary, Local Bodies, Haryana.

Excise dept to go paperless soon, says Sukhbir
Mohali, May 22
The state Excise and Taxation Department will be the first to go paperless soon, said deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal after laying the foundation stone of a building complex at Sector 69 here today. “We plan to computerise all the departments within three years,” Sukhbir said. He called for initiating ‘revolutionary reforms’ in the state’s Industry Department.

School owner told to stop construction in catchment area
Panchkula, May 22
After the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued directions to Punjab and Haryana to demolish all construction falling in the catchment area of the Sukhna Lake which have come after March last year, the district town planning (DTP) department identified certain structures near Saketri village and Sector 1 of the Mansa Devi Complex (MDC).

Subhash Chawla quits committee
Chandigarh, May 22
The issue of laying water pipelines from the waterworks at Sector 39 to the Chandi Mandir cantonment has become a bone of contention.

Lane driving on Jan Marg
Chandigarh, May 22
The traffic police has enforced lane driving on the Jan Marg, from the Sector 16-17-22-23 roundabout to the Sector 1-3-4 roundabout. The extreme left side of the road is kept for public transport vehicles, heavy transport vehicles and emergency vehicles.

Residents face long power cuts
Chandigarh, May 22
Many areas in the city faced power cuts for between two hours and six hours last night and today. Residents of Sector 30 faced power cuts from 3 am to 7 am. Residents of Sector 45 faced power cuts from 10 am to 4 pm. Residents of Sector 23 faced power cuts from 10 pm to 12 midnight last night.

Demolition staff halts construction
Chandigarh, May 22
A day after the Punjab local bodies department carried out a low-intensity demolition drive at Kansal, the demolition staff of the UT land acquisition collector stopped residents of Khuda Ali Sher and Kaimbwala from raising structures in the Sukhna catchment area.

PRS inaugurated at Burail jail
Chandigarh, May 22
Moving a step ahead in modernisation, the Model Jail at Burail is now equipped with the prisoner management system (PRS). KK Sharma, Adviser to the Administrator, inaugurated the PMS here today.

IMA flays Bill, govt policies
Chandigarh, May 22 Condemning the health policies of the government for the implementation of the clinical establishments Bill and the continuous extension being given to the autocratically appointed board of governors of the MCI, Dr Ramneek Bedi, Chandigarh IMA president, alleged that the government had adopted stepmotherly treatment towards medical professionals.

‘Spend on education, primary health’
Chandigarh, May 22
To widen the use of the ward development fund allocated to councillors, a special committee of the municipal corporation (MC) has proposed that area councillors be allowed to utilise the funds on the primary health and education needs of their areas.


PUCSC protests hike
Chandigarh, May 22
Irked over the Panjab University’s decision to increase various hostel charges and fines, the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) has raised strong opposition to the hike.

Manav Mangal students bag top positions in Olympiads
Panchkula, May 22
Students of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, have proved their mettle yet again in the International Olympiads in English, mathematics and science by bagging top positions both at the state and national level, making the school proud of these young achievers.

No online admissions in BCom for Hoshiarpur colleges
Chandigarh, May 22
The coming session of Panjab University will be holding online-centralised admissions in the affiliated colleges of Chandigarh and Ludhiana. The university has excluded the colleges of Hoshiarpur from the list where the centralised admissions were introduced.

School organises anti-terrorism camp
Chandigarh, May 22
The NSS unit of GMSSS-47D organised on anti-terrorism campaign in the school yesterday during which students were made aware of terrorism and terrorist activities.

Teachers meet CM, end fast
Panchkula, May 22
The Haryana Patar Adhyapak Sangh today ended its eight-day fast following a assurance by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda that its genuine demands would be considered sympathetically.


battle of ballot
Patiala losing its glory
Patiala, May 22
With the Patiala municipal corporation not keen on maintaining parks, most of these are in a state of neglect. Wild growth, encroachments and non-functional fountains dot these parks. Animals are seen straying into parks.
Road in Nehru Park near bus stand has not been repaired for years. Repeated pleas of residents have fallen on deaf ears.

Road in Nehru Park near bus stand has not been repaired for years. Repeated pleas of residents have fallen on deaf ears.

Vendors have encroached upon Sri Guru Ravidas Park in Patiala
Vendors have encroached upon Sri Guru Ravidas Park in Patiala. Tribune photos: Rajesh Sachar
Wild growth dots a park near Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib in Patiala
Wild growth dots a park near Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib in Patiala.

Mayor has done little to tide over problems
Patiala, May 22
Despite being the ward of the Patiala Mayor, Ajitpal Singh Kohli, there are certain issues, including re-carpeting of a few roads and shortage of potable water, that are plaguing Ward No. 26.

Dairies in residential areas are a nuisance.

Dairies in residential areas are a nuisance

Show of strength by Akali Dal leaders
Patiala, May 22
Chaos prevailed at the PWD guest house today when hundreds of Akali aspirants for the Patiala municipal corporation election ticket thronged the place with their supporters. Punjab Education Minister and in charge of Patiala affairs of the Akali Dal for civic elections Sikander Singh Malooka conducted interviews of 217 Akali candidates, who have applied for ticket for 35 municipal wards.

Punjabi University releases pamphlets on women laws
Patiala, May 22
In order to apprise women of their rights, Women's Studies Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala, released pamphlets related to women laws like the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights , Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, International Covenants on Human Rights etc.

Adventure sports at Bhupindra school
Patiala, May 22
Bhupindra International Public School, Patiala, has once again gone adventurous and held adventure sports in the school. The school, already excelling in academics, organised games like "Crawling Under Wire", "Frog Walk Under Wire", "Beam Walk", "High Jump" and "Swinging Whole", to boost and freshen up the students.

Dera Bassi boy gets 16th rank in PMET
Dera Bassi, May 22
Bhavneet Singh of Nimbua village has brought laurels to his parents and village by securing 16th rank in the PMET exam. Around 12,000 students appeared for the exam which was held on Sunday. Bhavneet has obtained 704 marks out of 800.

Bhavneet Singh with his family in Dera Bassi on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

Bhavneet Singh with his family in Dera Bassi on Tuesday

Awareness march on biodiversity
Patiala, May 22
The students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, took out an awareness march today morning to mark the international day for biological diversity. The students were carrying paintings and placards with slogans on the issue educating people regarding biodiversity.


Acquisition of land on UT’s periphery
Justice Kuldip Singh to head probe panel
Chandigarh, May 22
Justice Kuldip Singh (retd) has given his consent for appointment as one-man commission to look into the acquisition of properties by high-ups on Chandigarh’s periphery. His name had cropped up during the hearing of a petition on the issue on Monday.

Sector-29 Kashmiris get eviction notices
Chandigarh, May 22
Kashmiri migrants occupying EWS houses at Sector 29 here are spending sleepless nights after the UT estate office issued them notices for eviction. The notices were issued after assistant labour commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh, intimated the UT estate office that the migrants were occupying the houses illegally.


SAI’s hunt for junior talent goes waste
Chandigarh, May 22
Known for producing best sportspersons in the country, the Sports Authority of India (SAI), has failed to find the real junior level talent from their “adopted Panjab University (PU), Extension Centre” under the STC/SAG Scheme.

CLTA-AITA Talent Series
Sharishty, Gayatri register win
Chandigarh, May 22
Sharishty Dhandha and Gayatri Kumariah registered win in their respective matches of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys’ and Girls’ (U-14 and 18), being held at CLTA courts and Lake Sports Complex, here today.

Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Patiala, Chandigarh go without points
Chandigarh, May 22
Both Patiala and Chandigarh teams have secured no points as their first innings was still incomplete, in the ongoing Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Boys(U-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy, being played here today.

A cricket match in progress at the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16 of Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
A cricket match in progress at the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16 of Chandigarh on Tuesday

Rajinder Goel Memorial Cricket
Yamunanagar pip P’kula by 42 runs
Chandigarh, May 22
In the ongoing first Rajinder Goel Memorial Cricket Tournament, Yamunanagar district defeated Panchkula district by 42 runs, here today. Batting first, the wining side scored a total of 262 runs in the allotted slot with Vishal Mandora (70) and Vishal Rana (63) scoring the lion’s share.

cricket meet
Sacred Heart enter final
Chandigarh, May 22
Sacred Heart School defeated Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, to enter the final of the ongoing LIC Cricket Championship for Women, here today. Batting first, the wining side posted a total of 101runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs.

Saupin's Gold Cup
Baptist school drub Mohali
Chandigarh, May 22
The cricket team of Chandigarh Baptist School defeated YPS, Mohali, by 33 runs in the ongoing Fourth Inter-School Saupin's Gold Cup (U-14) Cricket Tournament. The wining side gave a target of 132 runs in 20 overs. Karan (41) and Sahil khan(21) helped the team to achieve the total.



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