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Bansalís resignation a blow to city
Chandigarh, May 10
Pawan Kumar Bansalís residence in Sector 28, Chandigarh. With the resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal from the union cabinet today, the hopes of city residents of development have dashed.

Pawan Kumar Bansalís residence in Sector 28, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

MPís residence wears a deserted look 
Chandigarh, May 10
There was complete silence at Pawan Kumar Bansalís residence Sector 28 A after his resignation. All his family members, including his wife and sons, were with him in Delhi.

NEET bio section leaves students confused 
Chandigarh, May 10
Six questions in the biology section carrying 24 marks were ambiguous in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) held on Sunday across the country for the admission to the MBBS and BDS courses.



 

EARLIER STORIES



Teacher beats up Class VI students
Victim Ankit (blue shirt) and his relatives meet principal of Government Model Middle School at Indra Colony, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, May 10
Residents of Indira Colony near Mani Majra staged a protest in front of Government Middle School against a JBT teacher for giving corporal punishment to two students of Class VI.



Victim Ankit (blue shirt) and his relatives meet principal of Government Model Middle School at Indra Colony, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Woman strangulates one-yr-old daughter
Chandigarh, May 10
In a shocking incident, a one-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her mother ahead of Mother's Day. The police has arrested the woman, identified as Mamta, under Section 302 of the IPC. The case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station.

0001 goes for Rs 9.10 lakh
Chandigarh, May 10
A city-based industrialist today bought the Ď0001í number of the CH 01AT series for Rs 9.10 lakh at an auction conducted by the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA).


COMMUNITY

Race for Cong seat in UT hots up
Chandigarh, May 10
With Pawan Kumar Bansal resigning as the Union Minister of Railways, the race for the Congress candidate from the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency in the 2014 Assembly elections has begun.

Major projects in cold storage
Chandigarh, May 10
With the exit of the Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, all the major projects of the region which were lying in cold storage will again be again back to square one. In fact, the fate of the fresh proposals especially for the Chandigarh which were announced after a decade would also be in the doldrums.

City Cong leaders rally behind Bansal
Chandigarh, May 10
After City MP Pawan Kumar Bansal today stepped down as the Union Railway Minister, the city Congress leaders still maintained that Bansal was a Ďcleaní and Ďhonestí politician who had contributed a lot to the development of the City Beautiful.

Three officers close to Bansal to face the heat

Panchkula civic body elections: Ward Nos. 13, 20 reserved for Backward Classes
Panchkula, May 10
As per the orders of the Haryana State Election Commission, Ward Numbers 13 and 20 have been reserved for Backward Classes in the Panchkula Municipal Corporation Election on June 2, 2013.

IMA to oppose Clinical Bill
Fatehgarh Sahib. May.10
MK Sobti, President, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, said that IMA would oppose the Clinical Establishment Bill which is going to be implemented by the Government, as it would only increase the cost of health care. He expressed his views while addressing a meeting of district unit of IMA members here.

Raids conducted at vet hospitals
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 10
Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) conducted surprise raids on the veterinary hospitals and primary health centres, falling in Khamano and Bassi Pathana sub-divisions of the district and found that Dr Ravinder Singh, a veterinary doctor from Sanghol was absent from duty for the last three days. Besides, a manager of primary health centre was also found absent.

Relief from heat this weekend
Chandigarh, May 10
Children enjoy a dip in the central fountain at The Plaza,Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Friday. Residents will have relief from the hot weather in the next two days. The Met Department forecast has said that there will be a thunderstorm with light rain in the next 24 hours.


Children enjoy a dip in the central fountain at The Plaza,Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Road Rage: Constable threatened at gunpoint
Chandigarh, May 10
A constable with the Punjab police was allegedly threatened at gunpoint on the road dividing Sectors 4 and 9 this afternoon.

INLD to contest MC poll
Panchkula, May 10
Despite the fact that Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) head Om Prakash Chautala is in jail, the party has decided to fight the municipal corporation elections. The party workers feel that the conviction has strengthened them further.

Nationwide bandh call gets mixed response from city chemists
Chandigarh, May 10
A heavy rush at a chemist shop in Chandigarh on Friday. The nationwide bandh called by the All-India organisation of chemists and druggists today got a mixed response from the chemists of the city. On one hand, 70 chemists staged a protest by shutting down their shops against the unjustified government policies and its impact on the fraternity, while on the other, there were a number of chemists in the city who did not participate in the protest and ran their business as usual.
                
A heavy rush at a chemist shop in Chandigarh on Friday.

Teachersí transfer policy gathering dust
Chandigarh, May 10
The teachersí transfer policy is gathering dust in the UT. Last year, the policy approved by Education Secretary VK Singh laid down specific guidelines for the transfer of teachers, school heads and non-teaching staff in government schools here.

Youth sensitised on HIV/AIDS
Chandigarh, May 10
A special workshop was organised by Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society jointly with State Legal Service Authority to spread awareness about the HIV/AIDS today, at Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector-43, Chandigarh. The participants were lawyers, Para Legal volunteers, NGOs.

Tourism industry a driving force in countryís economy: Expert 
Mohali, May 10
In order to understand the importance of the tourism industry in the countryís GDP, a guest lecture was organised by the University Institute of Hotel Management, Gharuan.

NGO, traffic police spread awareness on road safety
A man dressed up as Lord Rama helps patients and their attendants cross a road outside the PGIMER on Friday. Chandigarh, May 10
Arrive Safe, an NGO on Road Safety, and the Chandigarh traffic police organised The Long Short Walk on the road dividing the PGIMER, Sector 12, and Panjab University, Sector 14.




A man dressed up as Lord Rama helps patients and their attendants cross a road outside the PGIMER on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Passers-by help nab snatcher
Chandigarh, May 10
Within minutes after a youth on a motorcycle pulled a gold chain from a woman at the dividing road of Sectors 40 and 41 , alert action by passersby helped nab the snatcher.

Fire in industrial unit in Mohali
Mohali, May 10
Pigeons burnt during the fire at Gary Arts, Phase VII, Industrial Area in Mohali on Friday. A fire broke out in an industrial unit dealing in art products here today. It is learnt that soon after the flames started at Gary Arts in the Phase VII Industrial Area, an attempt was made to put out the blaze by employees. Thick smoke was seen billowing out of the premises.



Pigeons burnt during the fire at Gary Arts, Phase VII, Industrial Area in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


EDUCATION

Syndicate to discuss affiliation of colleges on May 15
Chandigarh, May 10
In a bid to end the tradition of PU-affiliated colleges applying for the affiliation of courses in the mid of the academic session, Panjab University probably for the first time is going to decide on the affiliation to various subjects in colleges prior the academic session.

Students forced to buy full sleeve tracksuits
Chandigarh, May 10
Parents show a synthetic tracksuit outside a shop in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Friday. Several parents of students studying in St Anneís Convent School in Sector 32 gathered in front of a shop in Sector 20 today evening and raised objections against the schoolís authoritative decision to force the students to buy tracksuits from a particular shop here.


Parents show a synthetic tracksuit outside a shop in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU plans to reserve 5 pc seats for Kashmiri migrants
Chandigarh, May 10
Panjab University is planning to reserve 5 per cent seats in each course in the university and its affiliated colleges for Kashmiri migrants from the coming academic session. The issue will be taken up in the Syndicate meeting to be held on May 15.

Expelled teachers intensify protest
Guest teachers hold a protest at the Sector 16-17 roundabout in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, May 10
Intensifying their protest further, several expelled guest faculty and contractual teachers were found standing at the Sector 16-17 roundabout near Shivalik Hotel with banners to highlight their issues.



Guest teachers hold a protest at the Sector 16-17 roundabout in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Workshop stresses importance of community colleges
Chandigarh, May 10
The Government of India has proposed to set up 200 new community colleges in the next academic session. Punjab has to set up 4 community colleges, out of which 2 will be set up in the ambit of polytechnics and 2 as general degree colleges with a view to improving employability of liberal art graduates. The Governing Board and the Board of Studies of these colleges would have the representatives of industry and business.

from schools
Spirit of patriotism
The spirit of patriotism was very much prevalent among the staff and students of DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, Panchkula, who gathered in the open auditorium and paid salute to the Nation by singing the National Anthem during the school hours. Banners and placard were displayed indicating courage, truth and prosperity - the hallmark of our nation. Principal Anuja Sharma, while addressing the students, motivated the students to be true children of their mother nation.

 

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

School bus catches fire
Dera Bassi, May 10
A fire broke out in a school bus, parked near Janetpur on Ambala-Chandigarh road. All the seats and roof of bus was burnt, but no human loss was reported. The fire brigade from Dera Bassi reached the spot and situation was taken under control.

Four arrested for forgery, conspiracy
Dera Bassi : Police has arrested four persons, including a manager of Milk Time, Gholumajra, for grabbing tins of Ghee, by false means. The accused had been identified as Sandeep handa, manager Milk Time, Jaspal Chopra, father-in-law of manager, Karan Chopra, residents of Jalandhar and Harman of Amritsar. 

COURTS

Court summons police SI, constable
Chandigarh, May 10
A local court has issued notice to a UT police Sub-Inspector and a constable on a complaint filed by an advocate alleging manhandling by the policemen. Judicial Magistrate Aashish Saldi on Friday has summoned UT police sub-inspector Gurdev Singh and constable Kaptan Singh, as accused on a complaint filed by advocate Ajay Sood, who alleged being manhandled by these policemen in May 2011.

High Court takes suo-motu notice of policeís negligence
Chandigarh, May 10
Just about three days after an accident, when victim was allegedly left to die on road for nearly two hours by the Chandigarh Police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today took suo motu cognisance of the incident.


CRIME

Woman dupes jeweller, held
Chandigarh, May 10
The UT police today arrested a 40-year-old woman for duping a Sector 22 -based jeweller of a diamond set worth Rs 2.7 lakh. The police arrested Kavita Gujral, a resident of Sector 15, Panchkula, in a case of cheating registered at the Sector 17 police station, here.

Man detained for grabbing MIG house
Mohali, May 10
An attempt to grab an MIG independent house in Sector 64 using forged documents came to light here today. The suspect was handed over to the police by the GMADA authorities. According to GMADA, the house in question had been allotted in the name of Harmit Singh, son of Harnam Singh, a resident of Delhi.

Snatcher who tore off womanís ear arrested
Chandigarh, May 10
The Chandigarh Police achieved a major success by arresting a notorious criminal, Harwinder Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Maloya, who had allegedly torn off an ear of Krishna Bagga on April 29 while snatching her earring in Sector 40.

 


SPORTS

Haryana girls bag 2 golds
Chandigarh, May 10
Women grapplers in action during a match of the Junior National Wrestling Championship in Chandigarh on Friday. Haryana ruled the mat in the girls' freestyle competitions by winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medals in the 32nd Boys Freestyle and Greco-Roman and 15th Female Junior National Wrestling Championships, being held at the Skating Rink in Sector 10 here. Ravita opened the Haryana account by defeating Sakshi of Uttar Pradesh in the 51 kg final.
Women grapplers in action during a match of the Junior National Wrestling Championship in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: ManoJ Mahajan

CLTA holds 3-week tennis camp
Chandigarh, 10 May
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) is conducting a three -week coaching camp for the budding tennis players, both boys and girls, at CLTA in Sector 10, till May 23, 2013. The camp is being conducted by a top professional from Spain, Juan Carlos Andrade, a former ATP player. Disclosing this here today, Dr Jasjit Singh,

Amritsar puts Mohali on backfoot in cricket
Chandigarh, May 10
Opener Karan Sharma of Amritsar struck a brilliant double hundred against Mohali on the 2nd day of Dhruv Pandove Trophy tie being played at YPS School, Mohali. His innings of 226 off 282 balls contained 37 boundaries and one lofty six. His brilliant efforts allowed Amritsar to snatch a first innings lead of 68 runs in the first innings.

Miller hopeful of teamís comeback
Chandigarh, May 10
With just four games remaining, it is a big challenge for the Kings XI Punjab to make it to play-offs. Nevertheless, David Miller, the sensational batsman of the Kings XI received a huge applause for his scintillating 101 run from just 38 balls. Miller is hopeful that his team will make a strong comeback.

Ball badminton trials today
Chandigarh, May 10
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association will conduct trials to select players at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, for the coming 38th North-Zone Championship (men and women).

LIC holds volleyball tournament
Chandigarh, May 10
The LIC Northern-Zone Volleyball Tournament was held from May 8 to May10 at the Sports Complex, sector 46. 

and (right) VVS Laxman in action during a practice session at the PCA stadium at Mohali on Friday.
Mandeep and Manan of Kings XI Punjab sign autographs in Chandigarh on Friday; and (right) VVS Laxman in action during a practice session at the PCA stadium at Mohali on Friday. Tribune Photos: Pradeep Tewari and Vicky Gharu


 



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