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Armed men go on the rampage 
Mohali, March 3
Unidentified persons, carrying swords and other arms, entered a house in Phase XI and damaged goods late last night. They also damaged six vehicles parked in the area. The incident has come close on the heels of the murder of advocate Amarpreet Singh in Mohali.
A damaged car. A damaged car. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu


Doctors leave GMCH ailing
Chandigarh, March 3
In a bid to explore opportunities to work in prestigious institutions like AIIMS or to practise abroad, a number of doctors have left the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. During the past six months, five consultants (assistant professors) have left the hospital from three departments, while three more are in the process of joining other institutions in Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Patna.

Tribune Impact 
Howlers in question papers 
Education Dept orders probe
Chandigarh, March 3
The UT Education Department has ordered an inquiry into the mistakes reported in the English and Punjabi question papers of classes XI and IX.

Four college students from rich families arrested for stealing tyre 
The accused in police custody in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, March 3
The UT police today arrested four students, all belonging to affluent families, for stealing the rear wheel of a Yamaha sports bike parked outside a house in Sector 15 on Friday.

The accused in police custody in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

SGPC member’s son held for lawyer’s murder
Mohali, March 3
The Mohali police today arrested Jaswinder Singh, son of a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member, for his alleged involvement in the murder case of a lawyer.

2 J&K men held with detonators
Chandigarh, March 3
A joint team of the CRPF and the UT police today arrested two persons, hailing from Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir, from the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector 43 and recovered four detonators from their possession.

Residents condemn house tax, hike in power tariff
Chandigarh, March 3
The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations organised its executive committee meeting at Community Centre, Sector 22, today. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of PC Sanghi and was attended by 64 representatives of the associations.


Dispensary in Mayor's ward sans docs
A damaged portion of the Civil Dispensary in Dhanas.Chandigarh, March 3
Residents of Dhanas Milk Colony are a harassed lot as the only Civil Dispensary in the area has been lying defunct in the absence of any doctor for over a year now.

A damaged portion of the Civil Dispensary in Dhanas.

Open House
Discipline paramount for golfers: residents
It was a matter of shame that some senior citizens used their golf clubs as weapons to attack each other on the club premises. Golf is considered a gentleman's game where mostly retired officers and old rich men become members and take part in the activity.

Army Chief to address war heroes in city
Chandigarh, March 3
The bravest of the braves, those 200 jawans decorated for gallantry, would be congregating in the city on March 9 for a two-day triennial national convention-cum-re-union of the War Decorated India (WDI), an association of Param Vir Chakra (PVC), Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) and Vir Chakra (VC) recipients.

Musical treat
Artistes perform during the Saang Festival at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Artistes perform during the Saang Festival at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRibune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh Shatabdi to have Anubhuti coach 
Chandigarh, March 3
The Chandigarh Shatabdi Express will be the first train to have ‘Anubhuti’ coaches, the special AC luxury class proposed in this year's Railway Budget.

Dogs have their day at Panchkula show
Panchkula, March 3
About 250 dogs of 40 different breeds participated in the dog show at Sector 3, Panchkula, today. Shivalik Kennel Club and Pet Animal Health Society, Panchkula, had organised the 3rd All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Show.

Police says no to temporary makeover 
Panchkula, March 3
From now on, the town will not get a temporary makeover ahead of a VVIP's visit. Taking a cognisance of a report published in these columns, the Panchkula police has deployed a PCR vehicle at various points in the town.

Misuse of official vehicles not easy now
A GMSH-16 employee shows the location of a vehicle in the control room.Chandigarh, March 3
In a bid to check the misuse of official vehicles, the UT health department has installed global positioning system (GPS) in its field vehicles used for official visits.

A GMSH-16 employee shows the location of a vehicle in the control room. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

RLA to issue licence on same day
Chandigarh, March 3 The Chandigarh Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) will issue driving licences on the same day from tomorrow. After struggling with technical glitches for long, the RLA has been successful in clearing the backlog of 7,000 pending licences.

3rd accused a juvenile, may be exempted
Panchkula, March 3
A few hours after the arrest of the third accused in the murder case of a 26-year-old youth for just Rs 10, the parents of the former turned up saying he was a juvenile. He may be given exemptions now.

Ignore survey reports which are arbitrary: National commission
Chandigarh, March 3
In a landmark judgment, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, has upheld the orders of the UT State Commission holding that "in cases, where survey reports are arbitrary, unjustified or mala fide and the method adopted for the assessment of loss is totally unjustifiable, such reports should be ignored."

Teams display skills at gatka competition 
Chandigarh, March 3
The Chandigarh Gatka Association and Gurnam Singh Memorial Gatka Club of Butrela village organised a one-day tri-city Virsa Sambhal gatka competition at Sector-41, Chandigarh, today.

Annual art show from today
Chandigarh, March 3
“We”, a group of Indian Contemporary Women Artists, is all set to begin its annual art show from tomorrow at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16.


Permanent Educational Tribunal for UT
Chandigarh, March 3
The UT has decided to set up the Chandigarh Educational Tribunal on a permanent basis. Earlier, it had planned to begin the tribunal with an ad hoc system by giving the additional charge to a judicial officer of the rank of Additional District and Sessions Judge posted in Chandigarh.

Dream big, Kapil Sibal tells girls
Kapil Sibal (third from left) with students during the prize distribution function at MCMDAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Chandigarh, March 3
It was a delightful morning for the students of MCM DAV College, Sector 26, when Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communication and IT, distributed prizes among them during the annual prize distribution function of the college here today.

Kapil Sibal (third from left) with students during the prize distribution function at MCMDAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

CBSE all set to revise evaluation manual
Chandigarh, March 3
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to revise the  Comprehensive Cumulative Evaluation (CCE) manual by May. Major changes are expected in the formative assessment and co-scholastic-oriented guidelines.

From schools
Tiny tots display talent
St. John’s School, Zirakpur, organised a baby show for children to display their hidden talent in the age group of 0-4 years. It was a gala time for everyone who was present on the occasion. 


Developers booked for setting up illegal colonies
Fatehgarh Sahib. March 3
The district police has registered FIRs against 17 colonisers for carving out plots and sale of plots in an unauthorised manner by violating the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) norms.

Class V student thrashed by teacher, hospitalised
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 3
Gaurav, a class V student of a government school at Dufera village, was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib, in a serious condition after his school teacher allegedly beat him up. The parents have demanded strict action against the teacher.

MC passes Rs 33.4-cr budget
Dera Bassi, March 3
The Dera Bassi municipal council has approved 33.40 crore budget for 2013-14. This budget has been approved by the meeting of councillors, presided over by council president Baljinder Kaur, in the presence of local MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary NK Sharma.

240 students get placements
Banur, March 3
A mega job fest was organised at Shaheed Udham Singh Polytechnic College, Tangori, in which more than 1000 students from different streams and different polytechnic institutes of the northern region participated. As many as 75 students from the SUS group and 165 from other institutes were placed. — OC


Road rage: Prime accused arrested
Chandigarh, March 3
A day after the death  of a 73-year-old man following a road rage at the grain market in Sector 26, the UT police has arrested the prime accused, Rajnish, a financier, in a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the IPC.

Man held for rape bid
Chandigarh, March 3
The police has arrested a 40-year-old labourer in an attempt-to-rape case. The accused, identified as Ram Bahadur, alias Veer Bahadur, a resident of Kajherihad village, had tried to violate a three-year-old minor girl last evening.

1 kg poppy husk seized 
Zirakpur, March 3 The police arrested one person named Raj Singh and seized one kg poppy husk from his custody . As per the information the accused Raj Singh, son of Jeet Singh is a resident of village Ghanoud, district Sangrur.


City cricketer makes it to IPL
Chandigarh, March 3
Manan Vohra, a local budding cricketer, is all set to feature in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while representing Kings XI Punjab team.

Sahil, Sirat adjudged best posers
Bodybuilders pose during the Mr Mohalli Bodybuilding Championship.Mohali, March 3
Bodybuilders Sahil and Kirat bagged the title of best posers while Raj Kumar won the best muscular award during the 1st Mr Mohali Bodybuilding Championship, held at MAlli”s Shape Gym and Fitness Centre, here.

Bodybuilders pose during the Mr Mohalli Bodybuilding Championship. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Delhi team bags golf trophy
Chandigarh, March 3
The annual Legal Fraternity Golf Tournament was organised at the Chandigarh Golf Tournament, here. The tournament witnessed a good turn out of Judges and lawyers participating from all over northern India while the Delhi team bagged the overall trophy.

City lad becomes FIDE licensed chess instructor
Chandigarh, March 3
The worldwide chess governing body FIDE, has approved city based Nitin as its licensed FIDE Arbiter and Chess Development Instructor from India. This entitlement allows Nitin to become FIDE arbiter and chess in schools developmental instructor. 

Cricket trials to be held on March 20
Chandigarh, March 3
In order to fill the seats of cricket academy, the Chandigarh Cricket Association will organise trails on March 20 The players born on or after September 1,1999 will be eligible to take part in the trails.

YCA beat MCA by 4 wickets
Chandigarh, March 3
In the ongoing Mohali cup, the Yadavindra Cricket Academy (YCA) defeated Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) by 4 wickets, here.

City police register 5-wicket win
Chandigarh, March 3
The Chandigarh Police cricket team defeated the Government Medical College, Chandigarh, by 5-wickets, in a friendly cricket match at Government Model Senior Secondary Schools sector 35, here.

City judokas shine in national meet 
Chandigarh, March 3
The local judokas won four medals during the National Youth and Junior Judo Championships held at Gurgaon.


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