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BSP councillor puts Bansal in spot
Chandigarh, April 30
The MC today saw a heated debate on the question as to who got the project approved for providing basic amenities to residents of the Deep Complex in Hallo Majra: Union Railway Minister and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal or UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil or BSP supremo Mayawati?

Councillors of the ruling party and the opposition argue with each other during a House meeting at the MC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday
Councillors of the ruling party and the opposition argue with each other during a House meeting at the MC office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan



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Thieves take away ATM containing Rs 16 lakh
Panchkula, April 30
Miscreants decamped with an ATM containing Rs 16 lakh from a booth at Surajpur in Panchkula late last night. The police suspects that the machine, which weighed over 100 kg, may have been lifted and taken away by at least five miscreants.
The booth from where thieves decamped with an ATM at Surajpur in Panchkula district on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The booth from where thieves decamped with an ATM at Surajpur in Panchkula district on Tuesday

3 kids fall off overloaded van, hurt
Panchkula, April 30
Three children fell from the back seat of a van in Sector 15, Panchkula, while on the way from their respective schools to Shishu Greha (a children's home) when the back door of the vehicle suddenly opened due to overloading. The van (Omini) belonged to the Shishu Greha authorities and was carrying over 15 children while it has just eight seats.

In Tangle: Solutions
There is hope only if talks stop and action begins
Even as the situation near schools in the city remains chaotic, the Chandigarh Traffic Police and the UT Education Department have not been able to come out with a concrete solution to manage the problem of traffic congestion and parking near the schools.
Students apprise parents of traffic rules at Carmel Convent, Sector 9, Chandigarh.
Students apprise parents of traffic rules at Carmel Convent, Sector 9, Chandigarh
In the absence of any traffic police personnel, students cross the dividers near Government Senior Secondary School in Sector 10, Chandigarh
In the absence of any traffic police personnel, students cross the dividers near Government Senior Secondary School in Sector 10, Chandigarh.
Policemen manage the traffic in Sector 26, Chandigarh
Policemen manage the traffic in Sector 26, Chandigarh.
Vehicles parked outside Shivalik Public School in Phase VI, Mohali
Vehicles parked outside Shivalik Public School in Phase VI, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A bus leaves the campus at Hansraj Public School, in Sector 6, Panchkula
A bus leaves the campus at Hansraj Public School, in Sector 6, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal





COMMUNITY

forgotten promise
MC to provide job to widow
Chandigarh, April 30
The Municipal Corporation today unanimously resolved to provide a contractual job to the widow of Harpreet Singh Sodhi, who died in a road accident involving stray cattle. Councillors from both the Congress and BJP-SAD tabled the agenda in this regard during the MC House meeting today.
Harpreet Singhís relatives at the Municipal Corporation office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Harpreet Singhís relatives at the Municipal Corporation office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday

playground issue
MC against extension to Chief Architect
Chandigarh, April 30
With the UT Chief Architect Sumit Kaur not giving clearance to the proposal of developing playgrounds in various sectors of the city sent by the Municipal Corporation councillors, the MC House today decided that the UT Administration should not give her a further extension as the Chief Architect.

Tragedy waiting to happen: A caved-in road near NIPER in Mohali
Tragedy waiting to happen: A caved-in road near NIPER in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Differences in SAD come to the fore
Mohali, April 30
With the Block Samiti and Zila Parishad elections round the corner, the division of Shiromani Akali Dal into two main factions in the Mohali district has started coming to fore.

Girl survives fall from second floor
Mohali, April 30
A twelfth class girl student of Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1, had a narrow escape when she fell down from second floor of the school all of a sudden today afternoon.

internet security
Chandigarh among top six bot-infected cities
Chandigarh, April 30
Chandigarh is among the prominent cities in India that is facing continuous cyber threats. This was claimed by a Bengaluru-based IT firm in its latest Internet Security Threat Report shared through video conferencing.

liquor vends
Auction: Rs 19 cr in UTís kitty
Chandigarh, April 30
In its second attempt, the UT Excise and Taxation Department earned Rs 19 crore by the auctioning of 21 liquor vends, 17 of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and four of country-made liquor, in the city. Against a reserved price of Rs 16 crore, the department registered an increase of around 20 per cent in the projected revenue.

sdmís vehicle clash
Accused discharged
Chandigarh, April 30
In less than a fortnight, after a city based jeweller was booked under the preventive measures for a close brush with Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Tanvi Gargís vehicle, the Additional Deputy Commissioner today discharged the accused from the case, after Harjit Singh, the SDM's driver and the complainant withdrew his complaint.

EDUCATION

PEC students go innovative
Chandigarh, April 30
In a bid to cater to the rural population that still uses hands to wash clothes, students of the PEC University of Technology have come up with a pedal powered washing machine made of steel. This machine also has a spin dryer to dry the clothes. The cheaper version of the washing machine which looks like a cycle has a drum fixed on it and the user just need to sit on the seat of the cycle and pedal it to make the drum rotate to wash the clothes. The team members included Aditya Kesri, Sukhminder Singh, Vivek Ramesh and Sahitya Kumar.
Students with their pedal-powered washing machine at the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Students with their pedal-powered washing machine at the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Tuesday

Battery-operated cart for the disabled
Chandigarh, April 30
With an aim to empower physically disabled people, students of the PEC University of Technology have come up with a battery operated cart that has been designed with special features for the disabled with a space for fixing a big drum or basket in front that can be used for keeping vegetables and other goods for sale while sitting on a rickshaw itself.
Students with their battery-operated cart at the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
Students with their battery-operated cart at the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Tuesday

Annual Great Moonbuggy Race 2013
Chandigarh University studentsí corner glory
Mohali, April 30
An eight-member team of Chandigarh University, Gharuan, cornered glory by remaining at top among Asian teams and overall at 12th spot in the 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race 2013 organised by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Huntsville, Alabama, in the US Space and Rocket Centre.

An elated eight-member team of Chandigarh University, Gharuan, at the NASA, USA.
An elated eight-member team of Chandigarh University, Gharuan, at the NASA, USA

Studentís body gives Rs 70,000 for ailing 8-year-old girl
Chandigarh, April 30
A studentís body of the DAV College, Nav Sankalp, today made a donation of Rs 70,000 for the treatment of an 8 year-old girl, Ruchi, who is suffering from an Atrial Septal Defect.

City girl third in astronomy olympiad
Chandigarh, April 30
Srishti Guglani, a student of Class VII, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, stood third in the All-India NASA Astronomy Olympiad, held in Chandigarh. She was awarded with an achievement certificate and a momento at the capital earlier this week. With this achievement, she becomes the only student from the north region who got selected among the toppers. She was also rewarded with a laptop.


Srishti Guglani with her awards. A Tribune photograph

Srishti Guglani with her awards

Presentations mark Earth Day
Chandigarh, April 30
The Indian Meteorological Society, Chandigarh Chapter, organised the Earth Day today. A presentation from students of Panjab University and PGIMER, Chandigarh, was presented to the delegation who attended the event.

NGO organises awareness walk
Chandigarh, April 30
An NGO, Arrive Safe, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Traffic Police organised a walk with the students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, today morning.

FROM SCHOOLS
Water Resource Day
Chandigarh: The Water Resource Day was celebrated on the premises of Government Model High School, Sector 36, Chandigarh. A poetry recitation competition was organised among the junior class students. Tiny-tots recited poems in three languages on the occasion.
Students enjoy a puppet show at Shemrock School in Mohali. A Tribune photograph

Students enjoy a puppet show at Shemrock School in Mohali

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

40 goats found dead in temple
Kalka, April 30
As many as 40 goats died today in the historic Kali Mata Temple under mysterious circumstances. Sources said the temple administration noticed the incident when the devotees, who had come to pay obeisance in the temple, sensed some foul smell in the morning hours.

Youth held on charge of raping minor
Dera Bassi, April 30
The Lalru police has arrested a youth for allegedly raping a minor girl at Dappar village on Monday. Samples of medical examination of the victim has been sent for analysis by the doctors of the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.

Girl, woman commit suicide
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 30
A 22-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan at her house here today. The deceased has been identified as Priyanka Verma, a BA final year student of Mata Gujri College.

Man held for abducting girl
Dera Bassi, April 30
The local police has nabbed an accused along with a minor girl, who was allegedly abducted from Kuranwala village. The accused has been identified as Manpreet Singh, a 20-year-old resident of Fatehpur Jattan village.

COURTS

child molestation
10-yr jail for ex-Army man
Panchkula, April 30
The retired Army personnel, Nand Kishore, who was found guilty of physically abusing two schoolchildren was awarded a ten-year imprisonment by the local court. During the hearing today, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 8,000 on Nand Kishore, who was convicted on April 26.

Advocate accused of domestic violence
Chandigarh, April 30
Acting on the complaint of a 22-year-old woman alleging domestic violence by an advocate, a local court today issued notice to the advocate to appear in court on May 2. In her complaint, the girl alleged that she came from Narayangarh last year and had a matrimonial dispute with her husband.

CRIME

Thieves strike at gurdwara
Chandigarh, April 30
Thieves struck at a gurdwara at Sector 43 and decamped with the cash box last night. The complainant, Jagwinder Singh of Sector 61, reported to the police that the cash box containing around Rs 40,000 was stolen from the gurdwara.

Youth held for raping minor at Colony No. 5
Chandigarh, April 30
A youth was held for allegedly raping a minor girl at Colony No. 5. The victimís mother reported to the police that 21-year-old Karan Kumar had raped and threatened her 15-year-old daughter. She said the girl was alone at home when Karan, who resides in the same colony, raped her.

Pedestrian dies in accident
Chandigarh, April 30
A 35-year-old pedestrian was killed and another injured when a speeding truck hit them while they were crossing the main road near parking lot in transport area, Sector 26, last night. The deceased has been identified as Jai Bhagwan and injured, Satbir Singh of district Sonepat in Haryana.

8 hurt in accident
Chandigarh, April 30
Eight residents of Khuda Lahora village returning from Patiala after attending a wedding were injured after their car rammed into a roundabout near Batra Theatre in Sector 37. The injured include Dharamvir Narang, his son Sanjay, Sanjay's wife Monica, a domestic help and three children.

SPORTS

police water sports
ITBP show their might, win 11 gold
Chandigarh, April 30
The water-sports team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) put up a splendid show by winning 11 gold, one silver and four bronze medals at the 12th National Water-Sport Championship, concluded at the Sukhana Lake, here this evening.

The winners in a jubilant mood after the award ceremony of the 12th All-India Police Water Sports held at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday
The winners in a jubilant mood after the award ceremony of the 12th All-India Police Water Sports held at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Top-seeded Yuki pips Abhijeet in tennis
Chandigarh, April 30
Local tennis star Sanam Singh withdrew his name from the ongoing ITF Men's Futures US$-15,000 Tennis Tournament after he received a wrist injury, here today. As a result of this Sagar Ahuja will play against Nischay Rawal, in the next round.

cricket meet
Narrow win for city team
Chandigarh, April 30
The local cricket team registered an outright win over Ropar during the ML Markan trophy for boys (U-16) being held at DAV Senior Secondary school sector 8, here today. The team defeated Ropar by 15 runs and garnered 6 points.

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