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Mohali dist all set to vote today
Mohali, April 29
The district administration is all set to hold free and fair Lok Sabha elections in the Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi segments of two parliamentary constituencies tomorrow. The voting will start at 7 am and end at 6 pm.

Security men at an EVM distribution centre at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Security up for polling in Mohali
Mohali, April 29
As many as 61 patrolling parties have been deployed in Mohali district for the Lok Sabha elections being held tomorrow. District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu today said in addition to the patrolling parties, 25 other teams had been formed which would be headed by police officers. Besides, 40 persons were part of area domination teams which had been formed in view of elections.

Polling officials at an EVM distribution centre in Phase VI, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Multi-crore fraud case
Court staff in dock for misplacing police report
Chandigarh, April 29
Alleging that the police cancellation report in a high-profile fraud case involving Congress MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh as the accused was misplaced for three months by the court staff, the complainant in the case, Raman Uppal, has filed a complaint in the court in this regard.

Health notes
Honour for PGI cardiologist
Dr Shiv Bagga, assistant professor with the Department of Cardiology at the Advance Cardiac Centre, PGIMER, won the Best Case Award during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Asia Pacific (TCTAP) conference held in Seoul, South Korea. Dr Bagga’s case was selected as the best challenging case. The case involved an unusual complication following angioplasty with medicated stents, which was successfully managed surgically.

Parking boost for P’kula to end traffic woes
Panchkula, April 29
Various parking and multi-level parking lots will be constructed in the city to ease congestion on roads. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has allocated a budget of Rs 180 crore for construction and repair of parking lots besides development of markets and roads in the district.

A parking lot in the Sector 11 market of Panchkula. A Tribune photograph

Free flow of liquor to woo voters
Mohali, April 29
The much-acclaimed strictness by the district election authorities, the local administration and the police seems to have failed to deter political parties from distributing liquor among voters free of cost. According to sources in both the Congress and the SAD, liquor is being supplied in the district, particularly in rural and slum pockets, by party workers.

Khuda Lahora case
Court dismisses rape victim’s plea
Chandigarh, April 29
A local court today dismissed an application moved by the victim in the Khuda Lahora rape case in which she had alleged that she turned hostile under pressure. The victim had moved an application on April 2 stating that her last statement given on March 21 was made under pressure and she wanted to give a fresh statement.

High drama at Jagatpura village
Mohali, April 29
High drama was witnessed at Jagatpura village when some activists of the SAD allegedly misbehaved with local Congress MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu and his younger brother Amarjit Singh Sidhu, aka Jeeti, here this evening.

Congress MLA Balbir Sidhu, party candidate for the Anandpur Sahib seat Ambika Soni and former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal at Jagatpura village on Tuesday night. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Grasim unveils its spring-summer collection
Chandigarh: Grasim has conjured up a daringly different eclectic mix through its spring-summer 2014 collection for men, comprising of relaxed clothing, leisure look and new pastel tones. The season’s collection focuses on easy dressing designed for men on natural material and blends as 100 per cent mercerised cotton for greater comfort, elegance and a relaxed look. The exclusive collection is available at Grasim showrooms and at leading retail outlets at a price range between Rs 795-Rs 1595.

Fight for fuel: Residents of Bapu Dham Colony jostle to buy kerosene at an oil pump in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PGI chemist fails to keep promise
Chandigarh, April 29
The chemist at the PGIMER that quoted highest discount in the country on all medicines and procured a shop at minimal per -month rent (against lakhs paid by others), has virtually failed to either provide medicines or bills.

Excise policy gets poor response
Chandigarh, April 29
Of the total 104 liquor vends, IMFL and countrymade, there are no takers for 22 vends even after the Chandigarh Administration extended the existing policy for another one month, indicating poor response to the policy. Since the existing Excise Policy 2013-2014 comes to end on April 30, the Administration had decoded to extend the policy for another one month, ie. till May 31.

Estate Office begins secret probe into illegal sale of booths in markets
Chandigarh, April 29
The UT Estate Office has started a secret probe into the illegal sale of booths in different booth markets across the city. The booths sold in violation of the allotment rules are under the radar of the Estate Office. Acting on specific information, a secret survey was being done to ascertain the credentials of those occupying the properties.

Mass appeal: Renowned Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Mann promotes his upcoming film, ‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar’, at the Student Centre in Panjab University on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

RLA to buy another UPS to tide over crisis
Chandigarh, April 29
In a bid to ensure that the work at the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) is not affected in case the lone uninterrupted power supply (UPS) develops a snag, the RLA has decided to purchase another UPS, which will act as a backup during crisis.

Maintenance of 80 public toilets
New tender to be scrapped: UT Admn
Chandigarh, April 29
Nearly four weeks after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry into a case hovering around the allotment of tender to a private firm for the operation and maintenance of 80 public toilets in Chandigarh, the UT Administration today made it clear that the new tender was sought to be scrapped.

Skin cancer cases on the rise: Expert
Chandigarh, April 29
Dr Susanta K Pandhy, assistant professor of psychiatry, PGI, was the chief guest at the seminar on Earth Day organised by the meteorological department. He said children and elders are at high risk of heart attack and skin cancer due to climate change.

CMA issues directory
Chandigarh, April 29
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) directory was released today. Dr Zora Singh, chancellor, Desh Bhagat University was the chief guest. Dr Zora Singh launched the CMA member’s directory-2014, which was published after a gap of eight years. The directory includes the updated and compiled particulars of each and every member of CMA.


PEC students develop night solar cooker
Chandigarh, April 29
Open House, an annual exhibition of the projects and innovative designs made by students, begin today at the Punjab Engineering College (PEC). This year more than 400 students from 30 schools of the Tricity including 16 government schools and 14 private schools attended the event. The event was inaugurated by director Dr Manoj K Arora who inspired the students to work hard to achieve their goals.

Students display a model during an exhibition, ‘Open House’, at PEC University in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU IAS coaching centre starts weekend batches
Chandigarh, April 29
Panjab University centre for IAS and other competitive examinations has introduced weekend batches for the civil services aspirants. Honorary director Dr RK Mahajan said these batches were specially designed for the aspirants who cannot attend regular classes.

From Schools
Earth Day
Chandigarh: The ambitious spirit to create a sustainable and healthy earth caught the students of St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary Schoool. Simran Saini, Class XII- B, shared her thoughts on the necessity to leave behind a green earth.

Members of Saupin’s Community Service Organisation hold a rally on water conservation in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU prof bags UGC Fellowship
Chandigarh, April 29
Assistant professor Dr Gaurav Verma of the Dr SS Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (SSB UICET), Panjab University (PU) has bagged the prestigious Raman Fellowship for carrying out post-doctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. Dr Verma was awarded by the UGC, New Delhi. Dr Verma will be researching on nanotechnology at MIT for a period of one year.

LS poll
Non-teaching day at PU
Chandigarh, April 29
In order to enable the students from Punjab to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha elections Panjab University (PU), has decided to suspend the teaching on Wednesday. PU Dean University Instructions (DUI) Prof AK Bhandari informed that the decision to suspend teaching has been taken to facilitate the students to cast their votes. Other scheduled functions and meetings will be held as per the the schedule, he added. — TNS


Senior leaders give campaigning a miss in Dera Bassi area
Dera Bassi, April 29
Senior leaders of the main political parties, including Congress, SAD and BJP, gave campaigning a miss in this Assembly segment falling under the Patiala Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency. Campaigning for the elections ended in Punjab yesterday.


Man gets 10 years in drugs case
Chandigarh, April 29
A local court today sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a drug peddling case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict. As per the prosecution case, Jagtar Singh (37), a resident of Allapur village near Kurali in Mohali district, was arrested by the Chandigarh Police with 100 kilogrammes of poppy husk, on August 17, 2012.


Girl hit by mobike in Sector 47, injured
Chandigarh, April 29
A 16-year-old class XI student who was returning from an evening walk was hit by a motorcycle near the Community Centre in Sector 47 on Monday. Three youths who were riding on the motorcycle fled from the spot after the accident. The police said Aparna, a resident of Sector 47, was walking down the road on the Zebra crossing when three youths in a motorcycle, which was recklessly being driven, hit her. Passersby lifted the injured girl from the spot and dropped her at her residence from where she was rushed to the Air Force hospital. The girl received multiple injuries on different parts of the body. Manoj Kumar Vyas, father of the victim, stated that the PCR vehicle that was stationed near the accident spot also tried to intercept the motorcyclist, however, they failed to catch them. A case has been registered. — TNS

Traffic cop thrashed
Chandigarh, April 29
A traffic police head constable (HC) was thrashed and his uniform torn by a motorist at the Railway light point here this morning. Investigating officer (IO) Sub-Inspector Juldan Singh stated that HC Shiv Dayal was on duty at the Railway light point when he signalled an overspeeding car to stop. “Pardeep, who was at the wheel, started misbehaving with the cop and hurled abuses at him. He also manhandled the cop,” the IO stated. The accused was arrested and a case under the IPC has been registered at the Manimajra police station. — TNS


1st State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur Cricket Championship
CCA beat Playing XI by 31 runs
Chandigarh, April 29
Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association) defeated Playing XI by 31 runs in the ongoing 1st State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur Cricket Championship for (U-16) boys at cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, today. Making a good start, the winning side elected to bat first and posted a target of 143 runs in the allotted slot of 36.3 overs. Their innings was studded by 31-runs contribution by Ritik Shukla. While Vivek scored 25 runs off 39 balls. Utkarsh (21 off 40) remained the other noticeable scorer for the team.

Netball meet: GMSSS-20 log win
Chandigarh, April 29
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, defeated KB DAV School, Sector 7, while Dynamite Club, Sector 8, beat Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, in the respective matches of the ongoing 6th Kailash Bahl Netball Trophy for Chandigarh Junior State Netball Championship for boys and girls being held under the aegis of the Netball Association of Chandigarh (Regd) affiliated to Chandigarh Olympic Association and the Netball Federation of India.

Corporate cricket cup
HK Enterprises overpower Edifecs
Chandigarh, April 29
HK Enterprises defeated Edifecs by 56 runs in the first match of the Mohali Industries Corporate Cricket Cup, held here.
Electing to bat first, the winning side scored 149 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. Dhanajay (34 runs) and Deepak (25 runs) were the noticeable scorers for the team. For the bowling side, Gaurav claimed 4 for 24 while Abhishek took 2 for 28.

Junior tennis championship on May 3-4
Panchkula, April 29
Host DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 8, and Ideal Tennis academy will organise combined junior tennis championship for (U-12 and U-14) boys and girls on May 3 and 4. The interested players can enroll themselves with Miraj at 9872722369 or Sumit Kumar at 8559091433 before 6 pm till May 2. — TNS


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