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MC largesse for chosen ones
Chandigarh, May 26
Over the last five months, the Mayor, councillors and civic body officials have been ďliberalĒ in issuing free parking passes to their near and dear ones, resulting in a loss of Rs 2.84 crore to the Municipal Corporation (MC).

Local lads cruise ahead
Chandigarh, May 26
Players of the Chandigarh Football Academy are all set to show their spunk in the forthcoming Manchester United Premier Football Cup for Boys (under-15) to be started at Indonesia from May 29.
The U-15 football team celebrate after making it to the Asian leg of the Manchester United Premier Football Cup, at the Chandigarh Football Academy on Saturday. The U-15 football team celebrate after making it to the Asian leg of the Manchester United Premier Football Cup, at the Chandigarh Football Academy on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


26 sq-km disputed area not in UT master plan
Chandigarh, May 26
The UT Administration has decided to include only 114 sq km area in the city's master plan, leaving out the disputed 26 sq-km eco-fragile Sukhna wildlife sanctuary area. UT officials believe that the 26 sq km area is a forestland and there is no need to include it in the master plan. But officials maintained that the Administration has right over the area.

Water pangs drive residents to protest
Residents of Shed Colony in Sector 52 protest against poor water supply.Chandigarh, May 26
Residents of Shed Colony, Sector 52, today held a protest march against the Municipal Corporation (MC) for supplying poor quality water in their area for the past one week.

Residents of Shed Colony in Sector 52 protest against poor water supply. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Auction of parking lots MC not very hopeful
Chandigarh, May 26
For the last one year, the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to get a good response during the auction of parking lots in the city.

MC reacts cautiously to GMADA offer on hoardings
Advertisement hoardings put up at Phases II in Mohali.Mohali, May 26
In an attempt to beautify the town, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) made an interesting offer to local municipal council (now corporation) to remove all advertisement hoardings and display boards and take the same amount

Advertisement hoardings put up at Phases II in Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Drama at PU evaluation centre
Chandigarh, May 26
High voltage drama was witnessed at the evaluation centre of Panjab University today when a sitting Senator allegedly misbehaved with a female teacher evaluating the answer scripts of post-graduate classes.

Heatwave to continue for next two days
Chandigarh, May 26
Residents of the tricity are unlikely to get relief from the heatwave in the region. It will continue for the next two days as mercury will hover around 42 degree Celsius.

Three new PG courses at GMSH likely
Chandigarh, May 26
The Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) at Sector 16 here is likely to start three more postgraduate degree courses of the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

Embezzlement of Rs 3 lakh found
A view of the CITCO filling station at Sector 56 in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, May 26
Close on the heels of two CITCO employees being held responsible for pilferage of diesel at the Sector-9 filling station, serious deficiencies in internal control leading to the embezzlement of Rs 3,01,321 at the Sector-56 filling station has been detected.

A view of the CITCO filling station at Sector 56 in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Drive to remove encroachments from road berms
Mohali, May 26
In a bid to remove unauthorised encroachments on road berms by certain farmers, the district administration has initiated a special drive here.

Power hit at hotline connections in Mohali
Mohali, May 26
Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) has failed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to hotline connections installed at three major waterworks here.

A mirage is formed on the road separating Sectors 9 and 10 in Chandigarh.
HOT AIR AT PLAY: A mirage is formed on the road separating Sectors 9 and 10 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Panchkula police to get 500 fresh recruits
Panchkula, May 26
The Panchkula police, which has been facing a shortage of staff for the past couple of years, has a reason to cheer as the state government has decided to recruit about 500 policemen for the town.

Ex-councillors for sports stadium
Mohali, May 26
As many as 14 former councillors have demanded a sports stadium in the town. The former councillors requested the Punjab Chief Minister that a well-equipped sports stadium was required for producing international-level sportspersons.

Gay approaches human rights commission
Chandigarh, May 26
After running from pillar to post to get his gay partner released from the clutches of his own parents, Simran has approached the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) here for help.

Tips for healthy living
Residents take part in a yoga camp at the Yog Divya Mandir in Sector 30 of Chandigarh on Saturday.
Residents take part in a yoga camp at the Yog Divya Mandir in Sector 30 of Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Oldest person in dist dead
Mohali, May 26
Sardar Lal Singh, the oldest person in the district, died at the age of 109 years following a brief illness today.

Demolition squad beats a retreat
Panchkula, May 26
The demolition squad of the district town planning (DTP) department had to face the wrath of residents here today.

Hope for those prone to paralytic stroke
Chandigarh, May 26
The elderly who are prone to paralytic stroke due to narrowing of carotid artery have hope for better treatment as cardiologist HK Bali has done carotid artery stenting on a 74-year-old male patient through the radial route (from the wrist).

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SOPUís good luck SMS to CET aspirants irks PUSU
Chandigarh, May 26
Circulation of good luck SMSís by Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) to the students appearing for Common Entrance Test (CET) on Sunday has raised eyebrows. Students have been receiving SMSís from SOPU wishing them good luck along with their contact numbers.


Battle of ballot
All is well, but for Water
Patiala, May 26
The condition of the ward of Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Patiala municipal corporation Anil Bajaj is by and large good, but still problems like water shortage and poor sanitation persist in the area.

PPP invites applications from residents
Patiala, May 26
At a time, when leaders of various political parties, particularly the SAD, BJP and Congress, are fighting on the issue of ticket allotment for the elections of the Patiala municipal corporation, scheduled to be held on June 10, the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) has invited applications from among the people of Patiala for ticket allocation.

Students from rural area perform well in CBSE
Dera Bassi, May 26
Students of Dera Bassi area have performed excellently in the CBSE class X exams, despite being from a rural background.

Ambala students shine in exam
Ambala, May 26
Three students of  GMN Public School, Ambala Cantt, Anubhuti Gupta, Atin Agnihotri  and Shivangi, secured  10 CGPA in the CBSE class-X examination.


Attach CVC's report, says CBI special court
Chandigarh, May 26
In the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project scam, the CBI special court here today directed the premier investigation agency to submit the report of the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC), along with its closure report, in court.


3 youths take away Rs 10,000 
Mohali, May 26
Three miscreants made away with Rs 10,000 at gunpoint from an LPG gas station located in Landran village here last night.

Saudagarís murder:3 accused arrested
Mohali, May 26
The police today claimed to have arrested three persons in Saudagar's murder case. The accused have been identified as Jatinder Singh Joji (25), Satnam Singh, alias Satta, (23) and Navjot Singh (22).

Man booked for rape, murder
Mohali, May 26
The police has today registered a case of murder and rape against Manoj Kumar (21), a labourer, who had killed a six-year-old girl after raping her at Bhago Majra village.

IMFL sale at country vend found
Chandigarh, May 26
The UT excise and taxation department today raided a liquor vend at Colony Number 5 and found the vendor selling Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) from a country liquor vend.

7-yr term for rapist
Chandigarh, May 26
Additional district and sessions judge VP Sirohi awarded seven-year imprisonment to Rahul of Sector 25 here for raping a 14-year-old girl.


Chandigarh win title
Chandigarh, May 26
The local cricket team defeated Jalandhar by an innings and 35 runs in their league match of the ongoing Dhruv Pandove Trophy for boys (U-19) here today.

Golf coaching camp from May 29
Chandigarh, May 26
The British School, Sector 44, will organise a one-month long golf camp for the junior age category from May 29 at the schoolís golf academy, Sector 44. Players in the 5 to 14 year age group from all the schools can participate in the camp. The training session will be held twice a week.

AG Haryana lift trophy
Chandigarh, May 26
The cricket team of AG Haryana defeated AG Punjab to win the final of the ongoing North Zone IA and AD Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

Skating championship kicks off
Panchkula, May 26
The Manav Mangal School Open Speed Skating Championship kicked off today at the schoolís skating rink. Around 300 skaters from the tricity participated in the tourney.


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