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The big Friday is here
Chandigarh, May 15
Finally, the D-day has arrived when the fate of 17 candidates, sealed in EVMs, will be decided. The counting of votes will be held at the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, from 8 am onwards tomorrow and counting updates will be announced after every round.

Tight security arrangements in place; 3,000 cops deployed
Chandigarh, May 15
As many as 3,000 policemen have been deployed to maintain law and order in the city during the election results tomorrow. The counting of votes for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat will take place at the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, from 8 am onwards, where 2,000 policemen will be deployed.



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A day before the result, candidates relax at home
Chandigarh, May 15
Congress candidate Pawan Bansal with his wife and grandson at his residence in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday; and (below) BSP candidate Jannat Jahan with her daughters Amairah and Ruhaani at her residence in Sector 35. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan Though a bit anxious and jittery, prominent candidates in the fray from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat spent the day before the counting of votes relaxing at their home. They, however, took out time to plan for the counting day with their party workers.


Congress candidate Pawan Bansal with his wife and grandson at his residence in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday; Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Bansal, Kirron mum on Facebook, Twitter
Chandigarh, May 15
A day before the Lok Sabha election results, a majority of the candidates preferred to remain silent on their social networking sites.

BJP candidate Kirron Kher leaves after holding a meeting with counting agents in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Punters give Kirron the edge 
Chandigarh, May 15
While election results for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat will be out tomorrow, punters here are giving the edge to BJP candidate Kirron Kher over Congressí Pawan Kumar Bansal and AAPís Gulkirat Kaur Panag.



BJP candidate Kirron Kher leaves after holding a meeting with counting agents in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Postmortem hints at poisoning; friend sent to police custody
Chandigarh, May 15
A day after the mysterious death of a college girl at a guest house in Sector 43, the postmortem of the body was conducted today. Though no definite opinion regarding the cause of death was ascertained, doctors conducting the autopsy hinted that death could be due to poisoning. The viscera samples have been sent to the CFSL for a chemical analysis to know the exact cause of the death.

Beware! Snake scare days are here again 
Chandigarh, May 15
Cases of snake scare are on the rise. In the past four months, at least 12 cases of snake scare and rescue have been reported with the Department of Forests and Wildlife of the Chandigarh Administration. Among the snakes spotted in the city were three most venomous species -- the common krait, russell viper and cobra.


COMMUNITY

It wonít be a cakewalk for the winner
Chandigarh, May 15
Unlike the outcome of the 2009 parliamentary elections when Congress candidate, Pawan Kumar Bansal, emerged as a clear cut winner by taking a lead of 58,000 votes, it is not going to be a cakewalk for the winning candidate this time.

Dr Kiran Bedi addresses a gathering at the PHD Chamber, Sector 31, in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: parvesh Chauhan UPA will become history: Bedi
Chandigarh, May 15
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government will become history tomorrow as the new leadership will come to power at the Centre.



Dr Kiran Bedi addresses a gathering at the PHD Chamber, Sector 31, in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: parvesh Chauhan

Assembly of five or more persons prohibited around counting centre at Mohali
Mohali, May 15
DC Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu reviews the preparedness at the counting centre at Phase VI in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu Special nakas will be set up in the town in view of the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections tomorrow. District Magistrate Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said there was a ban on gathering of five or more persons within a radius of 200 metres of Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, where the counting of votes for the SAS Nagar and Kharar assembly segments of the Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency would be held.

DC Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu reviews the preparedness at the counting centre at Phase VI in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

MC serves notices on eating joints
Chandigarh, May 15
Going ahead with the drive against eating joints, wherein, sites are being used for the purpose other than permitted, the Estate Officer, Mohammed Shayin, today issued three-day public notice to violators failing which their premises would be sealed.

40 bus passengers stranded
Chandigarh, May 15
Nearly 40 passengers of a Haryana Roadways bus en route Chandigarh from Rohtak were put to a great hardship following a scuffle between the bus driver and a passenger here yesterday. 

Security arrangements reviewed
Panchkula, May 15
The district administration has claimed to have made elaborated security arrangements to conduct the counting of votes peacefully at counting centres at Government College for Girls, Sector 14, and community centre at BEL Colony, Sector 14, here.

EDUCATION

Substandard food being served to children
Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Commission for the protection of Child Rights, during their surprise visit to check the preparation of mid-day meal at Shivalik View Hotel today, found shortcomings in the quality of food, infrastructure and cleanliness.

Rayat-Bahra students top in Asia
Chandigarh, May 15
Students of Rayat-Bahra Engineering College pose with the all-terrain vehicle at Shivalik View Hotel, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune Photo The students of Rayat-Bahra Engineering College are riding high on their success of bagging the first position in Asia in an international competition held at the University of Texas, USA.




Students of Rayat-Bahra Engineering College pose with the all-terrain vehicle at Shivalik View Hotel, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune Photo

NavSankalp donates Rs 1 lakh for childís treatment
Chandigarh, May 15
NavSankalp, the charity association of DAV College, Sector 10, today provided financial assistance to the parents of an ailing child, Amritpal Singh, for his surgery. Amritpal (11), is suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Salman Ahmad City lad chosen for leadership programme
Chandigarh, May 15
A student of St. John's High School has brought laurels to the school and the city by getting selected for The Shri Ram Ananta Aspen Leadership School Programme. Salman Ahmad was selected from among 56 students from across the country

Salman Ahmad

PU announces date sheet
Chandigarh, May 15
Panjab University today announced the date sheet for MTech. ME, MEd., B Pharmacy and BSc. (agriculture).

Studentsí council submits memorandum to VC
Chandigarh, May 15
The Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC), today submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor, raising issues of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET).

12,000 to take exam in city on Sunday
Chandigarh, May 15
More than 12,000 students from across the country will take the PGIMER entrance examination at various centres across the city on May 18.

From schools

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Residents protest poor amenities
Pinjore, May 15
Residents of Himshikha Colony, here, protested against the administration for poor civic amenities, including water supply, defunct streetlights insanitary conditions of the colony, increase in theft incidents and poor quality material used for the construction of streets and drains, here, today.

COURTS

Clear stand on helpline, HC tells MC
Chandigarh, May 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to clarify its stand on the feasibility of launching a helpline number for dog bite cases in the city.

Fire at CRC branch of HC
Chandigarh, May 15
A minor fire incident was reported at the CRC branch in the Punjab and Haryana High Court here this evening.

CRIME

Driver killed, 2 hurt in car crash
Panchkula, May 15
One person was killed while two others sustained serious injuries as a car they were travelling in met with an accident on the Kalka-Ambala road near Surajpur late last night.

Parminder Singh, who died in a road accident near Surajpur.

2 held for selling fake educational certificates
Mohali, May 15
The police have arrested two persons for allegedly selling fake educational certificates. A large number of such certificates have been recovered from their possession.

19-year-old boy arrested for Baltana womanís murder
Zirakpur, May 15
The police today claimed to have arrested the 19-year-old, who was suspected to have killed the 32-year-old woman at her house in Ravindra Enclave, Baltana.

3 student leaders booked
Chandigarh, May 15 The Chandigarh Police have booked three student leaders and arrested one of them for the alleged defacement of public property.

SPORTS

Players of Delhi Public School and Shishu Niketan School vie for the football during a match at Saint Soldier International School in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan Football: SD School pip St Johnís
Chandigarh, May 15
The soccer team of SD Public School, Sector 32, defeated St Johnís School, Sector 26 (1-0) in the first match of the 6th Saint Soldier's Football Trophy held at the Saint Soldier International School grounds in Sector 28, here, today.

Players of Delhi Public School and Shishu Niketan School vie for the football during a match at Saint Soldier International School in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Sarabjot lifts tennis title
Chandigarh, May 15
Manjot Singh, Sarabjot Singh and Shivam Vij won titles in their respective categories on the concluding day of the Paragon Total Tennis Championship held at Paragon Senior Secondary School in Sector 71, Mohali, today.

Speed skating carnival from tomorrow
Panchkula, May 15
The 3rd Manav Mangal Open Speed Skating Carnival, 2014, will be held at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, from May 17 to 18, here.

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