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Brijendra Singh to be new UT DC
Brijendra Singh Chandigarh, September 5
Brijendra Singh is the new DC of Chandigarh. Putting to rest speculation about the new incumbent, the appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the inter-cadre deputation of Brijendra Singh from the Haryana cadre to the AGMUT cadre for three years. Brijendra Singh, who at present is the Faridabad DC, is the son of Birendra Singh, finance minister of Haryana.

School transport scheme remodelled
Chandigarh, September 5
After the finance department rejected the proposal to allow advertisements on school buses, the home department has decided to remodel the school micro escort scheme designed to ferry government schoolchildren. The buses were to carry advertisements and the revenue to be earned thereof was to go to transporters in lieu of providing economic bus service to these children.

DAILY DRUDGERY: A rickshaw puller in Chandigarh toils hard to earn his livelihood DAILY DRUDGERY:
A rickshaw puller in Chandigarh toils hard to earn his livelihood. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



Experts’ panel submits interim report
Asks company to segregate garbage at their end
Chandigarh, September 5
The experts’ committee of the Center for Pollution Control Board in its interim report submitted to the Chandigarh administration has asked the garbage processing plant being run by Jaypee company to start segregating the garbage at their end. It has also sought details on certain technical aspects.

Admn allows signboards for each floor
Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh administration has decided to allow separate signboards for each floor of the three-storied shop-cum-offices (SCOs) and shop-cum-flats (SCFs) and make certain amendments to the building bylaws for bringing uniformity in the façade of commercial establishments of the city.
Cluttered signboards at Sector 20 market in Chandigarh
Cluttered signboards at Sector 20 market in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

4 more suspected of swine flu
Chandigarh, September 5
Four more persons, including three doctors from the PGI and the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, have been reported as suffering from the swine flu-like symptoms in the past 24 hours.

Cancer awareness camp held
Chandigarh, September 5
The Sahayata Cancer Sahyog today organised a special interactive ‘awareness-cum-treatment’ camp for parents of children afflicted with the disease. The camp in which senior oncologists from the PGI held educative interaction with children and their parents as well as Sahayta volunteers, was organised at Sahayta Kendra, Sector 15.

SBI adopts 51 school girls
Chandigarh, September 5
As a part of its corporate social responsibility, the State Bank of India today adopted 51 girl children for their education. Ajay Swaroop, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh Circle, handed over cheques to them at a function organised at the local head office building here today.

Ajay Swaroop, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, along with the girls adopted by the bank in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
Ajay Swaroop, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, along with the girls adopted by the bank in Chandigarh

Bansal opens green belt in Sector 39
Chandigarh, September 5
Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, today inaugurated a green belt developed in 4.70 acre in Sector 39 C & D in Chandigarh.

MC Meeting
Stress on double entry system
Chandigarh, September 5
In order to find ways and means to implement MC Act affectively and make qualitative improvement in the execution of developmental projects, the first meeting of Chandigarh administration, review committee, was held under the chairmanship of Pallav Mukherjee here yesterday.

National scholarship for local girl
Panchkula, September 5
Manavi Jindal, an 11-old-girl from the town, has been awarded scholarship by the Centre for Cultural Resource and Training, an organ of the union ministry of culture.

Raid on chemist shops
Mohali, September 5
Around 10 chemist shops were raided by drug inspectors in the district here today. A team led by Ramanjit Kaur, drug inspector of Nawanshahr, raided shops in Mohali and its neighbouring areas.

Key institutions told to install CCTV
Panchkula, September 5
Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Yadav has ordered managers and owners major institutions and important places to install CCTV on their premises with immediate effect.

Sewing centre for poor opened
Panchkula, September 5
A sewing coaching centre was opened by a welfare organisation for the poor and needy here today.


Hullabaloo over, students back to classes
Chandigarh, September 5
The Panjab University campus that went abuzz with glitzy student elections for the past one-week was a deserted island today as absolute silence seeped in the air.

Pamphlets lie scattered at Khalsa College, Sector 26 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Pamphlets lie scattered at Khalsa College, Sector 26 in Chandigarh

Violence part of every election
Chandigarh, September 5
Hurt egos, anger and blooded eyes were highlights, one possibly could not miss in the gone by student elections in the city. After results were declared yesterday, every one witnessed an ugly drama with the recent violence incidents in various colleges.

The mob at DAV College two days ago that brought to the fore the ugly aspect of student politics. File photo

The mob at DAV College two days ago that brought to the fore the ugly aspect of student politics

State awards for 11 teachers
Chandigarh, September 5
UT education department honoured 11 teachers with state awards and 23 with Commendation Certificates during a Teachers’ Day ceremony held at Tagore theatre here today. Former DEO Khushinder Sharma and registrar Gurdeep Singh got the Lifetime Achievement award.

Teaching hardly a career option
Chandigarh, September 5
While students went all the way to express gratitude for their teachers today, when it comes to stepping in their shoes, there are hardly any takers for it.

Guruvar awards for teachers
Chandigarh, September 5
Varkey Gems Foundation is all set to launch “Guruvar Awards” on Teacher’s Day to felicitate the educators from across the nation.

From Schools & Colleges
Teachers steal the show
Chandigarh, September 5
Teacher’s Day was celebrated with zeal at Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, today. A cultural programme was organised for teachers. Sarojini Masih congratulated teachers and applauded the efforts of the students.


A singer, Manu Kabir, performs during “Sufiana Sang-e-Bahar” organised by the Rotary Club, Patiala mid-town
A singer, Manu Kabir, performs during “Sufiana Sang-e-Bahar” organised by the Rotary Club, Patiala mid-town, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Docs seek extension in joining period
Patiala, September 5
Four doctors selected by the Punjab government as medical officers through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) have sought extension in their joining period.

Septuagenarian clubs wife to death
Bassi Pathana, September 5
A septuagenarian brutally clubbed his wife, also in her 70s, to death here last night. After committing the murder, the accused allegedly tried to destroy the evidence.

Developer held for assaulting Tribune staffer
Kharar, September 5
Jarnail Singh Bajwa, developer of Sunny Enclave here, was arrested this evening for assaulting Tribune staff correspondent Ramanjit Singh Sidhu.

Bomb containing RDX seized
Patiala, September 5
The local police has seized a 2.5-kg bomb containing RDX along with a detonator and two other detonators during the questioning of Raj Singh of Kotdharmu (Mansa district) who had been brought to Patiala on a production warrant.

Chandigarh-Ambala Highway
Potholed stretch bane of motorists
Zirakpur, September 5
Even as the state government has planned to construct express highways, this small stretch on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near the petrol station in Zirakpur, has been in a state of neglect. Sources say the stretch comes under the jurisdiction of the PWD department.

Two men accused of selling brass in place of gold in police custody at Rajpura
Two men accused of selling brass in place of gold in police custody at Rajpura on Saturday. A Tribune photo

16 CGC teachers awarded
Kharar/Ropar, September 5
Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Landran, awarded its 16 teachers on the occasion of Teacher’s Day for their outstanding contribution in the field of technical education.

Punjabi varsity VC honoured
Patiala, September 5
Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, was honoured as “Safir-e-Punjabi” (ambassador of Punjabi) by the Patiala City Social Welfare Society for his contribution to the overall development of the language at a function here today.

Fun packed day for teachers
Ambala, September 5
The students of D.H.D.S.D. Public School, Ambala Cantt celebrated Teachers’ Day with pomp and show to respect for their teachers. Students organised a fresher’s party.

Auto-rickshaw driver killed in accident
Dera Bassi, September 5
A 26-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was killed in a road accident here today. The victim has been identified as Amarinder Singh, a resident of the local Rohni Mohalla.

Woman dies after consuming poison
Kalka, September 5
A 38-year-old woman of Chauna Chowk of Pinjore died yesterday after accidentally consuming some poisonous substance.

Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Zirakpur, September 5
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 80,000 from a house in Badal Colony, here on Thursday.


Israeli national’s case
Fresh summons for CFSL additional director
Chandigarh, September 5
The court has issued fresh summons for Dr SK Jain, additional director, CFSL, Chandigarh, after he failed to appear in the court today, in the Israeli national Lior Avi Ben Moyal’s case.

Attempted Murder Case
Dr Sofat files plea for anticipatory bail
Panchkula, September 5
Dr Sumit Sofat, accused of attempted murder, moved an application for anticipatory bail in the local court here today. Following the arguments, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ritu Garg, reserved the decision for Monday.


One held for duping Ranchi IGP
Panchkula, September 5
The local police claimed to have arrested one of the three persons accused of duping Ranchi’s Inspector General of Police here today. The accused has been identified as Sujit Khatri, a resident of Model Town, New Delhi.

Snatchers held
Chandigarh, September 6
Paramjit Kaur of Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 29, alleged that Jasbir Singh and Sandeep Singh, both residents of the same sector, tried to snatch her gold chain, by throwing chilly powder on her, near the rotary of Sectors 19,27,20 and 30, yesterday.


Challenge Cup
CFA, St Stephen’s make it to semis
Chandigarh, September 5
Chandigarh Football Academy, St Stephen’s Academy and Rurka Kalan Football Academy entered into semifinals of the 7th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played at the Sector 42 and Sector 17 Stadium here today.

GNPS win by 7 wickets
Chandigarh, September 5
In the first match played between Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) and St Anne’s at GNPS, Sector 36, GNPS players won the match by seven wickets.


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