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Mohali power-less
Touted as Punjab’s city of the future, it was declared a ‘no-cut zone‘
Mohali, July 11
Mohali, Punjab’s city of the future, IT destination and a declared “no-power cut zone ”is reeling under unprecedented power cuts -- six hours scheduled and another two to four hours unscheduled -- everyday. It is highly unlikely that residents will get respite in days to come. So brace yourself for the worse.

Beer comes in milk tanker
Panchkula, July 11
The Panchkula excise and taxation department seized 120 cases of beer from a milk tanker on the Barwala- Raipur Rani road here today.
Employees of the excise and taxation department unload cases of beer seized from a milk tanker at Panchkula on Friday
Employees of the excise and taxation department unload cases of beer seized from a milk tanker at Panchkula on Friday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

World Population Day
City just can’t take more
Chandigarh, July 11
Even as World Population Day is being observed with vows to control population, the city is bursting at its seams. Compared to a global annual population growth of 1.3 per cent, the city’s population is growing at an alarming 3.4 per cent.


Additional Seats Some colleges do it, some don’t
Chandigarh, July 11
Panjab University's move to increase 10 to 25 seats in city colleges seems to have brought confusion rather than respite to students.


Mansa Devi temple to don new look
Panchkula, July 11
The Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board has planned to give a new look to the temple and its adjoining area. In the new plan it is proposed not to change the basic structure of the temple, however, the major changes would be made in the building of the main temple so that maximum use of the space available inside the temple could be used.

Hi-fi talk falls flat
The transport authorities speak of plans for hi-fi GPS (Global Positioning System) in CTU buses and at bus queue shelters. But how much do they care for existing infrastructure?

More parks go into private hands
Chandigarh, July 11
Buoyed by cost cuts and better upkeep, the municipal corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) is all set to outsourcing maintenance of more parks and green belts in the city. Parks in southern sectors have greatly improved though in some wrappers and overflowing dustbins, especially in Sector 46, are an eyesore. Residents says earlier grass was not cut for months. Now the situation has changed with gardeners seen working regularly.

Fake Encounter
Probe report goes missing
Chandigarh, July 11
An important document inquiry report submitted by a police official as evidence to be produced by the defence in the alleged fake encounter killing of Kulwinder Singh by seven Punjab Police personnel, including SSP Surjit Singh Grewal, is untraceable.

AC hall for attendants at GMSH-16
Chandigarh, July 11
An air-conditioned waiting hall has been commissioned for attendants at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16 (GMSH). The hall has a capacity of 60 seats.

Computer glitch adds to patients’ woes
Chandigarh, July 8
Patients and staff of GMSH-16 had a harrowing time today, as the computers were non-functional due to some technical problem since last evening.

IA penalised Rs 15,000
Chandigarh, July 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Indian Airlines to pay Rs 15,000 in compensation for harassing an NRI family.

Elderly have been marginalised: CJ
Chandigarh, July 11
A symposium on challenges faced by senior citizens was organised by the CII in collaboration with Impact Senior Living Estates and Indian University for Continuing Education and Advocacy Centre here today. Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain said the erosion of the joint family system and the emergence of nuclear families had marginalised the elderly.

MC to install sodium lamps in villages
Chandigarh, July 11  The electricity committee of the MC today decided to replace the 250 watt light fittings with 150 watt high pressure sodium vapour lamp fittings (HPSVL). 

Mother of five moves court for maintenance
Chandigarh, July 11
The mother of five children has now approached the district courts here seeking maintenance costs from her husband who had deserted her for his sister-in-law.

Owner can’t get hold of his stolen car
J.S. Sarpal’s car that was stolen parked at the Dera Bassi police station. Chandigarh, July 11
If the allegations of Jagdish Singh Sarpal are to be believed, the UT police and its counterparts in Punjab are least interested in handing over to him his stolen car that was recovered days after it got stolen from his home last month.

J.S. Sarpal’s car that was stolen parked at the Dera Bassi police station. A Tribune photograph

Where offices ‘reserve’ areas in parking lots
Barricades set up by the Milkfed authorities to park their official vehicles at a municipal corporation parking lot in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, July 11
Mismanagement and irregularities on part of parking lot contractors and attendants continue to haunt visitors to city markets. Be it reserving of parking space by certain offices by marking specific areas in the parking lots or leaving behind of vehicles by people in haphazard manner, the authorities concerned have failed to address the problem.

Barricades set up by the Milkfed authorities to park their official vehicles at a municipal corporation parking lot in Sector 34, Chandigarh. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Cop dies of snake bite
Chandigarh, July 11
A constable with the UT police, Jagbir Singh, died after he was bitten by a venomous snake when he was walking in the open ground of police lines of Sector 26 here this evening.

Housewife attempts suicide
Chandigarh, July 11
A housewife of Sector 39 here attempted suicide this evening after quarrel with her in-laws. Babita (36), who consumed over 30 sleeping tablets, is struggling for life at the PGI. Babita’s husband Rakesh is in jail for the past one year.

Report on affordable housing soon
Panchkula, July 11
The 11-member panel headed by Deepak Parikh, chairman, HDFC, formed to suggest the measures for providing affordable housing to the masses in the country is to submit its report within a couple of months. This was stated by the union minister of state for housing and urban, poverty alleviation minister Kumari Selja, here, today.

Denied his due, jawan threatens fast
Rajpura, July 11
A home guard jawan, attached with the Punjab Police a few years ago, has accused the department of not fulfilling the promise of deploying him as a regular employee.

Mohali fire brigade crippled by staff shortage
Mohali, July 11
Staff shortage, old vehicles and poor equipment plague the Mohali fire brigade, making it ineffective to tackle a major blaze.

Chemical worth Rs 21 lakh seized
Zirakpur, July 11
A team from agricultural department, Punjab, seized a chemical worth Rs 21 lakh, which was stored and transported in an unauthorised manner.

Wild growth irks residents
Mohali, July 11
Many parts of the town have been invaded by congress grass much to the chagrin of residents. Though authorities concerned have been making efforts to remove the weed, not much is evident on the ground. Congress grass has enveloped the public health centre in Phase 3B1, Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Hafed employee killed in accident
Panchkula, July 11
An employee of Hafed was killed when a vehicle hit him near the Sector 6 hospital here today. The deceased has been identified as Yaad Ram (45), a resident of Brara village in Ambala district.

Apni mandi raided
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A team of officials lead by district health officer Dr S.P. Surila conducted a raid on apni mandi in Sector 68 here today. The team consisted of sub-inspectors Harbans Singh, Nirmal Singh and Bodh Raj.

Mohali forest complex construction begins
Mohali, July 11
Tikshan Sud, Punjab minister for forests and wildlife preservation, launched the construction of the state-of-the-art forest complex in Sector 68, Mohali. R.C. Nayyar, financial commissioner, forests, and senior officers of the forest department accompanied him.



Outstation students at MCM DAV College.Scholastic Steps
Home away from home
Chandigarh, July 11
The start of the new academic session almost always sees mushrooming of paying guest (PG) accommodations. With more outstation candidates coming to the city, this business expects a boost in business. Gone are the days when one would search for such accommodation in advance; your best bet now is the Internet. One can find a number of PG listed online.

Outstation students at MCM DAV College. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Outstation students colour cityscape
Chandigarh, July 11
The outstation crowd, indeed, lends a flavour to college campuses and the city too. There is not one place in the city which hasn’t felt their presence, be it the famous points, shopping centres, eating outlets or markets.

Flying high on students’ money
Chandigarh, July 11
“100% placement guaranteed or money refunded. Join us and fly to your dreamland. Training in foreign countries.” Such assurances are sure to grab the attention of any youngster looking for a job. And when the profession is aviation and the job a glamorous one, many a young girl will fly on wings of fancy.

Confusion over OBC quota mars AIEEE counselling 
Chandigarh, July 11
Failure of the union ministry of human resource development to issue clear-cut directions regarding the OBC quota for admissions to educational institutions is making parents of the OBC candidates run from pillar to post.

Students fund education of teachers’ wards
Chandigarh, July 11
While lakhs of students from 178 Panjab University affiliated colleges pay hefty fee, they are hardly aware of the fact that they are contributing towards the education of the wards of college teachers.

Students hold awareness rally
Chandigarh, July 11
Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes (SVGOI), under the aegis of the social activities club of Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology, held an awareness rally in Sector 17 here today.

Students take recourse to correspondence courses
Chandigarh, July 11
The fourth day of admissions in colleges saw a small number of students as most of the seats have already been filled. Only a few seats in arts and vocational courses are left.


Consumer Courts
Computer centre fined for poor service
Chandigarh, July 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Land Internet Land, Sector 36, to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 for deficiency in service to a resident of Sector 44.


Team to check bogus docs formed
Chandigarh, July 11
To check the unregistered/ unqualified doctors practising within the jurisdiction of the city, the health department has constituted a team of doctors, who have been successful in obtaining conviction for one such doctor and one case is under trial. A few cases are ready to be submitted to the police. A few of them have certificates, which only allow them to practise in the state from where they have obtained such registration.

Now, admn drivers to undergo training
Chandigarh, July 11
After educating CTU drivers on roads safety norms, it is now the turn of drivers of the UT administration, the municipal corporation and the UT police to get trained during a two-day driving workshop at Children Traffic Park, Sector 23, from tomorrow.

Ward panels get more teeth
Chandigarh, July 11
The city administration has given more teeth to ward committees. Officials would now be answerable to these committees.

UT wants Samvarthak to replace Setia
Chandigarh, July 11
The Chandigarh administration is yet to accept the request of S.K. Setia, DPI (schools), to repatriate him to his parent state of Haryana, but it is learnt that it has recommended the name of Samvarthak Singh, one of the three HCS officers on the list sent by the Haryana Government recently.


New master plan for Patiala
Patiala, July 11
Twenty years from now, the skyline of this once erstwhile royal township will see a massive change with the district town planner coming up with a new master plan.

Couple held with 70 kg poppy husk
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 11
The Fatehgarh Sahib police has arrested a couple with 70 kg poppy husk. The police raided the house of Pappu Mehra in Amloh and found poppy husk hidden in a bag. While Pappu managed to flee from the spot, he was arrested later on. His wife Laddy was also arrested by the police.

MC Polls
Notification issued to elect president
Bassi Pathana, July 11
The Punjab government has issued notification for elections to the post of president and vice-presidents of the newly elected municipal councils.

3 held for murder of Mohali resident
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 11
The Fatehgarh Sahib police has arrested the three accused wanted for murdering Amrinder Singh, a resident of Mohali, who was shot dead on June 27 over a property dispute in Mandi Gobindgarh.

SOI to plant  1 lakh saplings in state
Patiala, July 11
Public relations and science and technology minister Bikramjeet Singh Majithia inaugurated the Student Organisation of India’s (SOI) state-level tree plantation programme at Khalsa College here today.

2,454 panches administered oath
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 11
Minister of food and civil supplies Adesh Partap Singh Kairon today administered oath to 2,454 panches of 431 villages of the district. Panches take oath in Fatehgarh Sahib on Friday. A Tribune photograph


Double delight for Fatehdeep
Mohali, July 11 The day belonged to Fatehdeep Singh from Ludhiana, as he emerged champion in both under-12 and under-14 age groups in the AITA Total Tennis Talent Series played at Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase 10, here today.

Jagdeep clinches TT title
Chandigarh, July 11
Putting up a stellar performance, Jagdeep Kaur, a class VI student of Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, clinched the first title in the Bhavan Hawk’s 14th Bhavan Vidaylaya Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

CCA-GNPS Academy sail into final
Chandigarh, July 11
Chandigarh Cricket Association-Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, today thrashed DP Azad Academy by nine wickets and moved into the final of the Inter-Academy Under-15 Cricket Tournament for Mount Shivalik Trophy being conducted by Desh Prem Azad Academy at St Stephen’s School ground in Sector 45 here.

Probables selected for cricket camp
Chandigarh, July 11
The Cricket Federation of Chandigarh (CFC) has announced the list of successful players who have been selected as probables for a coaching camp starting shortly.

Vishal to lead P’kula
Panchkula, July 11
Vishal Sahni will lead Panchkula district in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Pataudi Trophy.

Killer Jinx clinch opener
Chandigarh, July 11
Killer Jinx emerged winner in the opening match of Outline Premier League beating Phoenix Suns by four runs at St Stephen’s School grounds here today. 


Bedridden for 15 yrs, surgery gives new life to Seema
Mohali, July 11
“When my legs were crippled to even bear my own body weight, it was hope and nothing else that kept me moving,” said 37-year-old Seema Sood, who had been bedridden for the last 15 years with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Seema finally walks after 15 years following successful surgery at Fortis Hospital.


Heroin supplied to cops, babus
Chandigarh, July 11
The heroin (3.5 kg) that was seized from Sector 51 here by the Narcotic Control Bureau was smuggled from UP and was allegedly supplied to officers of the city police and high-profile bureaucrats.

Seven booked for assault
Mohali, July 11
The Sohana police has booked seven persons, including two women, of Gige Majra village here for assaulting another family of the village on Wednesday evening.


Melodious evening at Kala Kendra
Chandigarh, July 11
Known as versatile sitar, tabla and santoor player, Udaipur-based music maestro Ram Krishna Bose virtually made the santoor sing at the 131st baithak programme held at Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.


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