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Police uses force on protesters
Chandigarh, May 5
Activists of the ABVP being lathicharged by the police near Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's residence in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A high-voltage drama was witnessed near Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansalís house in Sector 28 when agitating members of the ABVP were lathicharged by the Chandigarh Police.

Activists of the ABVP being lathicharged by the police near Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's residence in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Multiple entries mar Panchkula votersí lists
Panchkula, May 5
With less than a month left for the Panchkula Municipal Corporation elections, discrepancies have come to the fore in the votersí lists.


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CBI should interrogate Bansal, says BJP
Chandigarh, May 5
BJP leader Satya Pal Jain shows documents in Chandigarh on Sunday. Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansalís nephew, who has been arrested by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 90 lakh in the rail gate scam, is not only managing the political affairs of the minister, but also has a close business association.



BJP leader Satya Pal Jain shows documents in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Endless wait for reports at PGI
Chandigarh, May 5
Obtaining a lab test report from the PGIMER's research block is nothing less than a Herculean task for patients and their attendants. Sample this: A patient who had given a urine sample and semen PCR test for TB got his report after 34 days. During this period, he frequented the research block several times asking for the report.

 


COMMUNITY

GMCH-32 gives sanitation a miss
Chandigarh, May 5
Biomedical waste lying in the open in the backyard of GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. The cityís sole medical college - GMCH, Sector 32 - which is visited by over 3,000 patients everyday, does not seem to be in the pink of health. Sanitation is a casualty in most parts of the hospital with used cotton rolls lying all over the floor in the OPD waiting area and also inside the wards. Biomedical waste like used gloves and syringes are seen lying dumped on the rear side of the hospital building for days together.
Biomedical waste lying in the open in the backyard of GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos

Female literacy goes up
Chandigarh, May 5
In the past 10 years, the female population of the city has increased and so has the literacy rate among women by eight per cent as compared to the six per cent registered among males.

FOSWAC meeting a stormy affair
Chandigarh, May 5
The annual general body meeting of the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) held today turned out to be a stormy one after some members raised objections over the amendments proposed by the executive committee of FOSWAC.

Domestic help ends life
Chandigarh, May 5
A 45 year-old domestic help committed suicide by hanging herself to a tree at a residence in Sector 9 here today. The police said the maid identified as Usha Rani committed suicide by hanging her self to a tree next to the servant quarter.

Illegal liquor vend opened alongside mango green belt
Chandigarh, May 5
The illegal entrance of the liquor vend in Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh. Despite instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the opening of liquor vends alongside the roads, a liquor contractor in Industrial Area, Phase II (Ram Darbar) has opened an illegal vend alongside the mango green belt.



The illegal entrance of the liquor vend in Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Mohali businessman arrested
Mohali, May 5
SSP GS Bhullar (extreme left) inspects recovered vehicles at Phase I, Mohali, on Sunday. A local businessman has been arrested by the local police for involvement in cases of sale of stolen vehicles. The accused, identified as Daljit Dogra (45), a resident of Phase XI, runs a property and finance business, and reportedly owns property worth several crores of rupees in the area.


SSP GS Bhullar (extreme left) inspects recovered vehicles at Phase I, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

One more accused nabbed
Mohali, May 5
The Mohali police has arrested one more member of the gang involved in the trading of illegal firearms on fake documents. The police arrested Harwindervir Singh (30), a resident of Amloh, and recovered a .32 pistol from  his possession.

Efforts on to make MLAís personal security officer witness in case
Panchkula, May 5
Efforts are on to make Satpal, the personal security officer of Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, a crucial witness against the MLA in the Jyoti murder case. His name will be included in the supplementary challan that has to be filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). A team has been sent to his village in Punjab to seek his help.

Loud music at night: Doc accuses police of inaction
Dr Avtar Singh and his wife, Satinder Kaur, outside the police station in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Sunday. TrMohali, May 5
Instead of taking action against those flouting rules by using loud speakers, the police control room personnel yesterday night dared the complainant to ďdo whatever you canĒ.





Dr Avtar Singh and his wife, Satinder Kaur, outside the police station in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Carpooling must, say residents
Parents, police and school managements have to do their bit to improve parking chaos. Nobody should expect an overnight improvement in the existing chaotic conditions immediately before and after school hours near the school gates.

Bottle feeding at night leads to cavities in children: Research
Chandigarh, May 5
A research carried out on children aged between 16 and 18 months in the city by the Paediatric Unit of Oral Health Sciences Centre of the PGIMER has shown that consumption of sugary foods and bottle feeding during night are common factors leading to cavities in children.

Shiv Batalvi remembered through his poetic verses
Chandigarh, May 5
Legendary Punjabi poet Shiv Batalvi's poetry came alive in the mellifluous voice of Rinku Kalia, an eminent vocalist and the winner of Zee TV's programme "Sa Re Ga Ma", at a specially designed musical soirťe "Shikra Yaar" at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here today evening.

Policemen did little to check overloaded maxi cab
Panchkula, May 5
The maxi cab, which met with an accident on Friday evening on the Panchkula-Baddi Road due to overloading leaving five persons dead and 14 injured, used to take that route daily. Despite this, the policemen never bothered to check the violation.

Minor fire at Sector 34 showroom
Chandigarh, May 5
A minor fire broke out at a showroom, Sree equipment, in Sector 34 today evening. While there was no loss of life, a few items got damaged due to the fire in the showroom. A split air conditioner and a chair were partly damaged in the fire, which broke out at around 5.45 pm due to a short-circuit.

Section 144 imposed
Chandigarh, May 5
In a delayed action, the UT District Magistrate has imposed Section 144 of the Cr.PC within 500 metres of UT Congress Bhawan in Sector 35, Punjab Congress Bhawan in Sector 15, Punjab Raj BhaWan and at the residence of Pawan Kumar Bansal in Sector 28 here.

Home Secretary felicitates tricityís civil services toppers
Chandigarh, May 5
The IAS toppers in a jubilant mood during a function at Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Anil Kumar, the Union Territory Home Secretary, felicitated all the sixteen students, who have cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), at a function organised by a private coaching institute at Sector 25 here today.


The IAS toppers in a jubilant mood during a function at Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Stray cattle victimís kin to meet Patil
Chandigarh, May 5
The family of Harpreet Singh, who died in an accident involving stray cattle, last month, will be meeting UT Administrator Shivraj Patil at the public darbar on Monday. Harpreetís widow, Gurpreet Kaur, was offered a contractual job, following a decision taken by the municipal corporation in this regard, last week.

70 offenders challaned
Chandigarh, May 5
During its late night drive against drunk driving on Saturday, the Chandigarh Traffic Police caught 70 violators between 11 pm to 1 am. Surprise nakas were set up at eight different locations and 44 vehicles were impounded by the police.

Pensioners' meeting today
Mohali, May 5
The general body meeting of Punjab Government Pensionersí Association will be held tomorrow, 10 am onwards, at Rose Garden in Phase 3B-1. General secretary of the association Mohan Singh said the meeting had been convened to discuss the future strategy on issues of delay in the payment of third installment of arrears, non-release of dearness allowance installment announced with effect from July 2012, and other unmet demands of the pensioners.

Chandigarh scan
Photo exhibition
Dr Upneet Lalli, deputy director, Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh, organised a photo exhibition of prison photographs at Punjab Kala Bhawan Art Gallery, Sector 16, Chandigarh. The exhibition will showcase some of the photographs of Indian prisons clicked by her over the years during her various research visits to different prisons in the country. Prisons from nearly 14 states are covered in snapshots in this exhibition.


EDUCATION

More than 10,000 appear for NEET
Chandigarh, May 5
Students come out of the examination centre at Khalsa School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Thousands of students appeared for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a first ever-common medical test for the undergraduate courses, here today. However, the subject experts had their mixed response on the difficulty level of the exam. City-based biology expert, Dr Arvind Goyal said that the biology section was quite analytical and students having a good hold upon the concepts of biology would score well in it.

Students come out of the examination centre at Khalsa School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari.

Uncertainty prevails over mathematics re-appear exam
Chandigarh, May 5
Though, the Panjab University (PU) had recently declared that the BA, BSc second-year students of PU affiliated colleges would have to re-appear in the paper-B of mathematics on May 11, the university is yet not sure about re-conducting the exam.

Casual attitude turns SSA inactive
Chandigarh, May 5
The Governing Council of the Chandigarh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Mission Society, headed by UT Administrator, is lying defunct. Sample this: Established in 2003 under the Society Registration Act, UT has held only one meeting of the governing council in last one decade.

City schools indifferent towards introducing legal course
Chandigarh, May 5
A luke response has been given by the private schools in the region, so far, towards the recent move by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to introduce legal studies in classes XI and XII, from the new academic year. The board in its letter to schools has asked about their interest in offering this course to their students.

Involving cricketers a futile exercise, feel residents
Chandigarh, May 5 
International cricket player Chris Gayle holds a placard with traffic policemen at Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday. In what seems to be a futile exercise to spread traffic awareness among commuters, the Chandigarh Police today made the Royal Challengers Bangaloreís star batsman Chris Gayle pose with the traffic policemen holding a placard about traffic awareness, for a photograph.



International cricket player Chris Gayle holds a placard with traffic policemen at Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo-Nitin Mittal

From schools
Farewell party
Chandigarh: A farewell party was organised for the students of Diploma in Early Childhood Education (NTT) in DAV Model Schoo,l Sector 15A, Chandigarh. The programme began with Ganesh Vandana to invoke the blessings of the almighty. Rakesh Sachdeva, principal, blessed the outgoing class and wished them success for all their future endeavours. She encouraged them to follow the path of utmost sincerity, high moral values and honesty in order to become an affective teacher.

 

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Commission agents resent non-clearance of bills
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 5
Commission agents in the district are resenting the delay in clearance of their commission and labour charges bills, which according to the government directions were to be cleared along with the minimum support price (MSP) bills.


CRIME

Car dealer dupes man
Chandigarh, May 5
The Chandigarh Police has registered a case against a dealer of second-hand cars, who duped a complainant of Rs 2 lakh. The police said, the accused had shown a second-hand car to the victim and also took the money against it, but he did not register the vehicle in his name. The victim has been identified as Kuldeep Singh, whereas the accused dealer has been identified as Lucky Goyal, both residents of Sector 40.

Rs 53,500 withdrawn fraudulently
Panchkula, May 5
Rs 53,500 were fraudulently withdrawn from the account of a customer of the State Bank of Patiala, Sector 8. The victim, Lakshmi Chand, notice the amount was missing from his bank account, following which he complained to the bank authorities.

 


SPORTS

Patiala colts lift ML Markan Trophy
Chandigarh, May 5
Recording an innings and 47 runs win over Ludhiana, home side Patiala today lifted the ML Markan Trophy for Boys (U-16) at Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium. With the win, Patiala bagged seven points, including a bonus, to top the points table with 21 points. Off-spinner Akul Pandove and leg-spinner T Singh hogged the limelight. Pandove bowled a tight spell of 19 overs with 10 maidens and conceded only 17 runs for four wickets, while Singh grabbed five wickets for 18 runs in his short spell of three overs.
Kings XI Punjab players share a leisurely moment during a practice session at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.
have a break: Kings XI Punjab players share a leisurely moment during a practice session at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

DAV Cricket Club record 8-wkt win
Chandigarh, May 5
The DAV Cricket Club, Sector 8, today recorded an eight wicket win over Bedi Cricket Club during a UT Cricket League tie at the Sector 16 stadium. Batting first, Bedi Cricket Club set a target of 130 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Navjeet (32) and Gunjeet (36) were the main scorers. For the bowling side, Kulwinder claimed three wickets, while Luv bagged two wickets. In reply, the winning side achieved the target with two wickets in hand. Kamal (37) and Romi Brar (42) playing a pivotal role in scripted their teamís win.

Ishan wins TT tourney
Chandigarh, May 5
Ishan Kapoor of DAV School, Sector 8, today defeated Hrishikesh of Panchkula 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7 (3-2) to lift the trophy in the boyís cadet category of the First Millennium Tricity Table Tennis Tournament.


 



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