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13 schoolchildren injured
Chandigarh, May 31
Gurmukh Singh, SHO, Sector 39 police station, talks to the guardian of an injured child at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday Thirteen government schoolchildren and an auto driver were injured after the overloaded auto they were travelling in overturned at the Sectors 25 and 38 light point.
Gurmukh Singh, SHO, Sector 39 police station, talks to the guardian of an injured child at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


World No-Tobacco Day
Youngsters top the chart among tobacco users, says study
Chandigarh, May 31
Staff members of the PGI take out a march on World No-Tobacco Day in Chandigarh on Saturday Those in the age group of 16 to 30 years consume maximum tobacco as compared to those in the age group of 31 to 45 years. This was revealed in the findings of the study conducted by the Drug De-Addiction and Treatment Centre of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

Staff members of the PGI take out a march on World No-Tobacco Day in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Unscheduled power cuts
Irate residents block NH-22
Zirakpur, May 31
Tall claims of the Punjab Government to make the state power surplus fell flat, with residents of Guru Harkishan Nagar in Baltana blocking Ambala-Kalka National Highway No. 22 this afternoon.

Drama at drunken driving naka
Chandigarh, May 31
UT’s Director Public Relation MM Sabharwal who is also holding the charge of UT Joint Secretary (Home) allegedly entered into an argument with the traffic police at a drunken driving naka here on Friday night, after his daughter was asked to blow into an alcometer.

Monkey sterilisation programme
Himachal Govt to extend help to UT
Chandigarh, May 31
After trying all measures, including hiring trained monkey catchers, to deal with the ever-increasing monkey menace in the City Beautiful, the UT Administration is all set to tie up with Himachal Pradesh (HP) Government for the sterilisation of the simians. At present, the HP Forest Department is leading the innovative programme of monkey sterilisation to control their ever-increasing population. Four State of the Art Monkey Sterilization Centres (MSCs) such as Tutikandi (Shimla), Sastar (Hamirpur), Gopalpur (Kangra) and Boul (Una) are operative in the state.



saman dhanak’s death
Shift probe to Crime Branch: Kin
Saman DhanakPanchkula, May 31
Accusing the police of bias, the family of advocate Saman Dhanak, the grandson of a Haryana minister who died in a road accident at Morni last month, met Haryana Director General of police (DGP) SN Vashisht and demanded that the investigation being conducted by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) be transferred to the Crime Branch.
Saman Dhanak

One of the cylinder blast victims at the GMSH-16, Chandigarh, on Saturday Four injured in LPG cylinder blast
Chandigarh, May 31
Four members of a family sustained burn injuries in an LPG cylinder blast that took place at their house in New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, here this morning.

One of the cylinder blast victims at the GMSH-16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

MC mulls buying vehicle to ferry councillors for House meets
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to buy a vehicle to ferry all the councillors to the civic body’s office for attending general house meetings as well as committee meetings.

UT to relieve Chief Architect with longest tenure
Chandigarh, May 31
Finally, the UT Administration will relieve Chief Architect Sumit Kaur of the charge on Monday.

Zoo authorities gear up to keep animals cool
Chhat Bir, May 31
Himalayan black bear and her cub sit near a slab of ice to beat the heat at Chhat Bir Zoo in Zirakpur Though it has not seen the outer world, it keeps on waiting for a knock at the door of its enclosure. Hearing a wake-up call followed by a knock from its keeper at 9am, the four-month-old cub of a sloth bear starts shifting restlessly from one corner of its enclosure to the other.

Cool comfort: Himalayan black bear and her cub sit near a slab of ice to beat the heat at Chhat Bir Zoo in Zirakpur. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Visiting Capitol Complex now made easy
Chandigarh, May 31
An employee receives a tourist at a newly inaugurated tourist information centre at Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh To facilitate domestic and foreign tourists in getting permission for visiting the Capitol Complex, the UT Administration has opened a tourist information centre at the Capitol Complex in Sector 1 here.

An employee receives a tourist at a newly inaugurated tourist information centre at Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

tackling corruption
Mohali to set up special cell
Mohali, May 31
To check corruption, fleecing by middlemen and public harassment, the Mohali administration has decided to set up a special monitoring cell to tackle corruption at the district administrative complex very soon.

Girls protect themselves from scorching heat in Chandigarh on Saturday
on guard: Girls protect themselves from scorching heat in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

bjp leader’s murder
Horns of stag found at accused’s house
Panchkula, May 31
In a shocking revelation, the Panchkula police today recovered horns of a stag from the house of one of the accused in the BJP youth leader’s murder, Arun Hooda at his residence in Sakteri here today.

health notes
World No-Tobacco Day observed
The UT Health Department, the Chandigarh Administration, and the Global Cancer Concern India came together to observe World No Tobacco Day on Saturday during a function in Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Godrej launches Motormate
Godrej Security Solutions (GSS) unveiled Motormate, a pioneering security product for car owners. With the increase in the number of car thefts in India, a product like a car safe is the perfect option to secure valuables. This product is specially designed to protect valuables such as cash, wallets, mobiles phones, debit / credit cards on the go. Motormate is the perfect gadget to keep valuables safe in the car while at a mall, at work or on the road.


Parul tops in PU BBA-III exams
Chandigarh, May 31
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has declared the results of BBA-III examinations. The result was declared today on the PU website http://results.puchd.ac.in.

Students get placements
Mohali, May 31
Indo Global Colleges organised a placement drive on the campus. As many as 383 students of the engineering stream got placed with pay packages of up to Rs 4 lakh.

From Schools
Aptitude test for Class X students
Chandigarh: Tribune Model School in collaboration with the SCERT, Sector 32, here conducted an aptitude test for the students of Class X. The test will be followed by counselling of students. With support and cooperation of SCERT director Dr Surender S Dahiya, the students would be guided according to their individual strengths. The counselling session will help the students in dealing with different tasks as per the CCE system of the CBSE.



Gurdial Singh Man ends his life in Kharar
Mohali, May 31
A middle-aged person allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at Kharar last evening.
Baljinder Singh, the son of the deceased Gurdial Singh, alleged that his father ended his life as he was being harassed by Jind-based Hardial Singh and his son Sukhwinder Singh.
Gurdial Singh

fraudsters strike
Hiring housemaid costs city resident Rs 35,500
Chandigarh, May 31
A resident of Sector 15 here was duped of Rs 35,500 by a ‘company’ on the pretext of providing a housemaid.

Chain snatched
Panchkula, May 31
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain of a resident of Sector 4 here this afternoon. The victim Nirmal Jain was walking along side the road separating Sector 4 and 11 when the youths came from behind and snatched her chain.

Nine drug peddlers arrested
Mohali, May 31
Continuing its special drive against drug peddlers, the Mohali Police arrested nine persons in separate cases and recovered heroin, smack, poppy husk and synthetic drugs from their possession.


u-16 tennis tourney
City lad wins national title
Chandigarh, May 31
City’s tennis prodigy Paramveer Singh Bajwa achieved a new feat with winning the national title of boys (U-16) category, for the second consecutive year, concluded at Mumbai on Saturday.

Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Navansh smashes unbeaten ton
Chandigarh, May 31
Riding high on Navansh’s unbeaten knock of 111 runs, the Chandigarh team scored a healthy total of 387 runs against Jalandhar, during the first match of Punjab state inter-district tournament (U-19) for Dhruv Pandove Trophy.

North Zone Civil Services Golf Tournament
Rupinder Singh, BB Kaushik bag trophies
Chandigarh, May 31
Around 80 officers including 21 retired officers, from various states, participated in the 8th North Zone Civil Services Golf tournament, conducted at the greens of Chandigarh Golf Club, here today.

Chess tourney
Nishant leads on Day 1
Mohali, May 31
Nishant Garg , maintaining three points, lead the first day of the two-day Mohali District Chess Championship being organised by Punjab State Chess Association, held at The British School, Sector 70, Mohali, today. He maintained three points in the Boys (Under -11) category.

CCA announces probables’ squad
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated with Haryana Cricket Association) has announced a probables’ squad of 37 players for the inter-district cricket meet.


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