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City sizzles at 43° Celsius
Chandigarh, May 20
The sun sizzled at 43 degree Celsius on Monday making it the hottest day in the past 10 years. The temperature was five notches above normal. The city also recorded the minimum temperature of 26.4 degree Celsius, which is the highest in the past 10 years.

Girls protect themselves from the blazing sun in Chandigarh on Monday.
Girls protect themselves from the blazing sun in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Harmohan Dhawan injured during protest
Chandigarh, May 20
BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan suffered a minor injury after the Chandigarh Police used water cannons to stop the protesters from marching towards the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Sector 30 today. The BJP activists were protesting against the CBI DIG Mahesh Aggarwal for allegedly leaking the information of the raid on former union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla residence in Sector 28. The BJP activists led by Dhawan gathered near the CBI office and started raising slogans against the CBI demanding Aggarwal’s resignation and an independent inquiry against him.

BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan surrounded with his supporters and; (below) protesters brave water cannons used by the Chandigarh Police during a protest in front of the CBI office in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Electricity dept powerless in recovering dues
Chandigarh, May 20
The UT electricity department is yet to collect Rs 11 crore from defaulters. Government offices, including the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Chandigarh Lake Club, UT and MC electricity department, Army Airport and Air Force figure in the list of defaulters, who owe more than Rs 1 lakh each to the department.

CAT dismisses CBI inspector’s allegation
Chandigarh, May 20
The Chandigarh bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today refused to entertain the allegation raised by a CBI inspector against DIG Mahesh Aggarwal for allegedly leaking the information of a raid by the Delhi CBI on the residence of former Union Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla in Sector 28.

Punjab’s ex-dy speaker gets 42-month jail
Chandigarh, May 20
The court of District and Sessions judge SK Aggarwal today sentenced former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Nasib Singh Gill and his brother Manjit Singh Gill for three-and-a-half-year (42 month) imprisonment in a 25-year-old case of trespass, cheating and criminal conspiracy.


ITBP officials let off as counterfeit currency notes found to be genuine
Chandigarh May 20
The two Indian Tibet Border Police (ITBP) personnel, who were arrested on May 17, on the charges of depositing counterfeit currency notes of Rs 91,000 in SBI Bank on the complaint of the Branch Manager, were discharged from the case today after it was found that the currency notes were genuine.

A file photo of the ITBP jawans who were arrested recently.

Accident at GMSH-16 roundabout
Seven officers sent to police lines
Chandigarh, May 20
Just about a fortnight after an accident victim was allegedly left to die on a road for nearly two hours by the Chandigarh Police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was today told that seven policemen had been sent to the police lines. A show-cause notice, too, has been issued to the Sector 3 station house officer for allegedly reaching the spot two hours late.

: Students light earthen lamps to mark International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day at Student Centre in Panjab University on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Panchkula MC elections
Dead become alive!
Panchkula, May 20
To err is the district administration. The names of persons who died long ago figure on the voters' list. Sources said those contesting the MC elections were playing tactics in order to have a majority in the elections. As many as six dead persons, including men and women, have been issued such cards.

Stampede-like situation at Mini-Secretariat
Panchkula, May 20
Stampede-like situation prevailed at the Mini Secretariat in Sector 1 when as many as 200 supporters of various parties stormed into the building with "dhols" file nomination papers. The police personnel had to be called to control the situation.

Candidates flout norms while campaigning
Panchkula, May 20
Misleading the authorities, many Independent candidates were found using the Congress symbol while campaigning. Also, while coming to file the nomination papers, they were spotted carrying Congress pamphlets, but later they said they were contesting the MC elections as Independents.

An Independent candidate uses the Congress symbol for campaigning. A Tribune photograph

Autopsy of techie conducted
Chandigarh, May 20
The autopsy of 30-year-old software-engineer, whose decomposed body was found in a canal, was held today at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) Sector 16. The viscera samples of the deceased were also sent to the CFSL for tests.

GMADA told to reconstruct footpath within six months
Mohali, May 20
The permanent lok adalat, Rupnagar, today directed the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to reconstruct the footpath along the road separating Phase I and Phase II within six months.

Online tenders floated to beautify Mohali roads
Mohali, May 20
In an effort to make surroundings along the main roads in the town beautiful, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has floated online tenders in this direction.

They want to bring about a change
Panchkula, May 20
It was after the Delhi gang rape shook the nation that these two lads decided to enter politics. For them, entering politics was the only way to bring about a change. Chaitanya Vashisht (22), who is contesting from ward number 9, said he wanted to change the system. Chaitanya is pursing law from Panjab University.

CTU plans new routes for buses
Chandigarh, May 20
The CTU is planning new bus routes for the convenience of government schoolchildren. It is also mulling over adding more buses. The UT education department had asked schools to submit a list of students travelling by CTU buses everyday.

Section 144 violated
Panchkula, May 20
Despite imposing Section 144 of the CrPC at the Mini Secretariat, hundreds of supporters entered the building and started dancing. Deputy Commissioner of Police Nazneen Bhasin said, “I will look into the matter and find out why the rules were violated."

Woman alleges murder bid by husband, in-laws
Chandigarh, May 20
A woman, resident of Sector 50, complained to the police that her husband and in-laws allegedly tried to kill her by making her consume a mosquito repellent. According to the police, the woman alleged that her husband, Rupinder Singh, father-in-law Darshan Singh and mother-in-law, all residents of Progressive Society harassed her for more dowry, and tried to kill her.

Training course on diagnostic medical mycology
Chandigarh, May 20
The 15th training course in Diagnostic Medical Mycology on conventional and molecular techniques started today at the department of medical microbiology, PGI.

Lok Sabha poll
BSP begins campaigning
Chandigarh, May 20
As the Lok Sabha elections are round the corner, candidates have started campaigning.


UT notifies Education Tribunal
Chandigarh, May 20
With the notification issued by the Chandigarh Administration today, Chandigarh Education Tribunal has come into existence and will start functioning with immediate effect under the First Additional District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh.

Convocation for UIET, UICET to be held separately
Chandigarh, May 20
After the Faculty of Law at Panjab University, the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and its regional centre at Hoshiarpur, along with the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), have decided to hold an independent convocation for the first time.

Edu Dept to amend neighbourhood policy under RTE Act
Chandigarh, May 20
Following the recent judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the UT Education Department has initiated the process to amend the neighbourhood criteria under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act.

Monthly meetings to address student grievances at PU
Chandigarh, May 20
In a bid to address the student grievances at Panjab University, the authorities have decided to hold a monthly meeting to be attended by top PU officials including Dean Student Welfare (DSW).

Group announces scholarships for needy students
Mohali, May 20
The Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes (RBGI) has announced scholarships and concessions for the needy, deserving and meritorious students. These scholarships will be given to these students during the 2013-14 session.

Students felicitated at education college
Chandigarh May 20
Twenty-one College Colours and 234 prizes were distributed today among the students who excelled during the 2012-13 academic session at the Government College of Education, Sector 20.

Students display their awards and certificates after the annual prize distribution ceremony at the Government College of Education, Sector 20, in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Patiala students make YPS proud in Class X, XII exams
Patiala, May 20
Students of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, have made the institute proud by excelling in the ISC and ICSE examinations, results for which were declared recently. Sehajbir Singh Uppal of the science stream has topped in the school in the Class XII examination of the ISC, scoring 97.75 per cent marks. Chahat of the arts stream stood second with 97.25 per cent marks. Two years back, she had bagged the same position in the Class X examination of the ICSE.

School toppers in a jubilant mood after the declaration of Classes X and XII results of the ICSE and ISC, respectively, at Yadavindra Public School in Patiala. A Tribune photograph

34 students awarded certificates
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 20
Service to mankind is service to God and the Mehar Baba Charitable Trust, Bassi Pathana, is serving the humanity by offering free of cost medical, educational, professional, vocational and sports services to the unemployed youths.

Panchkula MC poll
27 candidates file nominations
Kalka, May 20
As many as 27 candidates today filed their nominations from Kalka, Pinjore Zone, on the penultimate day for the elections to the Panchkula Municipal Corporation scheduled to be held on June 2. Manita Malik, SDM-cum-assistant returning officer of ward numbers 1, 2 and 3, said Sunil Kumar had filed his nominations from ward number 1, while Ghanshyam, Sucha Ram, Ashok Kumar Kuku, Ashok Kumar and Sangat Singh Nanda had filed their nominations from ward number 2. Surjit Kaur and Harpreet Kaur had filed their nominations from ward number 3.

Counting of votes today
Dera Bassi, May 20
The counting of votes of the Block Samiti and Zila Parisad elections will begin at 8 am here tomorrow. All arrangements have been completed at Government College, Dera Bassi, for this purpose. Nearly 75 employees have been deputed and 16 tables have been set up for the counting of votes.


Mohali coloniser penalised
Mohali, May 20
Deficiency in service cost dear to a local coloniser, JTPL, as it has been directed by the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to pay Rs 50 lakh as compensation to one of its clients for mental tension and harassment.


Reckless driving
Fondness for good food proved fatal for girl
Chandigarh, May 20
The desire to have good food at a function organised in Sector 28 cost the eight-year-old her life. Deceased identified as Rajwatti was hit by a recklessly driven luxury car on late Sunday evening, while she was crossing the road near Sector 28 petrol pump.

Man caught with banned drugs in Mohali
Mohali, May 20
The Mohali police today nabbed a person with about 4,000 capsules and 180 tablets of banned drugs from near the shooting range at Phase VI here today. Samar Vineet, the area’s station house officer, said that the accused, identified as Ravi (30), a resident of Jujjhar Nagar, was nabbed with a bag, containing the drugs from Phase VI this afternoon.
“Ravi, who originally hails from Behlana village in Muzzafarnagar (UP), used to sell the drugs to the youngsters and other drug addicts in the area. He was in search of his clients when he was nabbed”, said Samar Vineet.

The accused with the seized drugs in Mohali. A Tribune photograph

Two get 3-year term in robbery case
Chandigarh, May 20
The court of Additional District and Session Judge, Shalini Singh Nagpal, convicted two accused - Komal Soni and Nitin, alias Monu, with three years of imprisonment in a robbery case, reported in 2008.

Attempt to murder: Charges framed
Chandigarh, May 20
The court of Session Judge SK Aggarwal today framed charges against Mehndi Hasan, a resident of Dhanas, in an attempt to murder case, reported in January this year.


Dhruv Pandove Cricket Trophy
Nikhil stars for Ludhiana on Day 1
Chandigarh, May 20
Continuing with his good form, Nikhil Chaudhary today scored a ton for Ludhiana on the first day’s play against hosts Mohali during a Dhruv Pandove Cricket Trophy tie at Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium.

KK Cricket Club drub A-top by 162 runs in UT T20 league
Chandigarh, May 20
KK Cricket Club drubbed A-top Cricket Club by 162 runs in the ongoing UT T20 Cricket League today. This tournament is being played at the stadiums of Sector 16 and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26.

A batsman plays a shot during the cricket match between DAV Club and Local Boys' Club at Sector 16 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: S.Chandan

CII Corporate Cricket Cup
Chandigarh Police defeat JW Marriott by 30 runs
Chandigarh, May 20
The teams of Chandigarh Police, Ranbaxy Labs and Tata Motors registered wins in the ongoing CII Corporate Cricket Cup, here. The team of Chandigarh Police defeated JW Marriott by 30 runs. The winning team scored 161 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Vikas Rathi contributed 54 off 44, while Balwinder made 35 off 27.

Western Air Command win handball championship
Chandigarh, May 20
Western Air Command won the Air Force Handball Championship after defeating Central Air Command. The championship concluded at the 12 Wing Air Force Station here.

UT Sports Department
Second phase of gradation scheme on May 29
Chandigarh, May 20
The UT Sports Department will organise the second phase of gradation scheme at the Sector 42 sports complex, 10 am onwards on May 29. The interested applicants can submit their gradation forms at the venue before 5pm on May 25. Local players who attained first three positions in inter-school, school national games, inter-university, all-India inter-university, senior nationals and open nationals can apply for the gradation certificates. Those playing under the sub-junior group are not eligible.

T20 Tourney
US Vitamins beat Kudos chemi
Chandigarh, May 20
The team of Kudos chemi went down to US Vitamins during a match of the ongoing 1st AG Challenger T20 Cricket Tournament at SD Senior Secondary School, Sector 24, here. Batting first, the losing side scored a total of 96 runs, with Kamal (31 runs) and Rajiv (25 runs) scoring the lion’s share.

A cricket team with chief guest Fojinder Singh, president, SAD, Patiala Rural, during the first cricket tournament organised by village club Nalas near Rajpura on Monday. Photo: JS Virdi

Tennis ball cricket trials on May 23
Chandigarh, May 20
The local Tennis Ball Association will conduct trials to select the Chandigarh boys’ and girls’ team for the forthcoming 18th Sub-Junior Tennis Ball Cricket National Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-16). The trials will be conducted at Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, at 3.30 pm on May 23. The selected players after attending a camp will represent the city in the upcoming nationals to be held at Padrauna, Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), from June 13 to June 16. — TNS

Inter-academy cricket meet from June 2
Panchkula, May 20
Rising Star Cricket Academy is organising an inter-academy cricket tournament for boys (U-14) in the tricity area. The tournament will be played at the Sector 3 cricket stadium from June 2. The academies desirous of participating in the tournament can get registered with Chandan (8728877977) before May 25. The players born on or after June 1, 1999, are eligible to take part in the tourney. — TNS

Chess carnival from May 27
Mohali, May 20
The Millennium School, Sector 67, Mohali, will organise the 1st Millennium School Open Children Chess Carnival 2013 on its premises. The tournament will start from May 27. It will be organised under two categories, U-16 and U-12 (open and girls). The interested participants are advised to confirm their entries with the organisers before May 25. — TNS

Cricket tourney for a social cause
Chandigarh, May 20
A cricket tournament for a social cause, “My Daughter My Pride”, will be organised at Divya Public School and St Xavier's School, Sector 44, here. The T-20 cricket tournament will be played with six teams on a league-cum-knock out basis. Interested participants can confirm their entries with organising secretary Dr AR Luthra (9815624949). The tournament is scheduled to begin from May 26. — TNS


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