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Highway Robberies
Cops’ sons among 3 held
Chandigarh, July 20
The accused in police custody at the Sector 36 police station on Tuesday. The police today claimed to have arrested three members of a gang of highway robbers, including the sons of two cops.

The accused in police custody at the Sector 36 police station on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Aerocity project under HC lens
Chandigarh, July 20
The much-hyped Aerocity housing project being developed by the Greater Mohali Development Authority (GMADA) has again come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scrutiny.

‘Phoren’ dreams turn sour
Travel agents dupe 21 youths of Rs 45.8 lakh
Mohali, July 20
The ‘phoren’ dreams of 21 young men from Patiala district turned sour when they landed in Afghanistan only to know they had cheated of lakhs of rupees by their “travel agents” who had assured them lucrative construction jobs there.

Legal adviser has CHB top bosses divided
Chandigarh, July 20
A contractual employee has become the bone of contention between two top functionaries of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) these days.

Schools still at sea over grading system
Chandigarh, July 20
While the Central Board of Secondary Education might be excited about the renaissance expected from the revamped Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE), or the grading system, schools in the city are still in a fix over how to implement it.The system, which was launched on a pilot basis in Classes 11 and 10 last year, has been revamped and is supposed to be fully implemented by schools. However, educators claim to be clueless about the basic nuts and bolts. 


Five new AC buses hit city roads
Chandigarh, July 20
Five heavy-duty air-conditioned buses of the CTU were flagged off by Home Secretary Ram Niwas here today.The buses have been equipped with door sensor, the control of which will be with the driver. These will ensure that the bus does not move until a passenger is safely inside or outside of the vehicle.

Cop granted bail
Chandigarh, July 20
CBI Special Judge Darshan Singh yesterday granted bail to sub-inspector Ramesh Chand, who was recently made a co-accused in a corruption case against another police official Sanjeev Kumar. Sanjeev was the in-charge of Neelam police post in 2008.

11 illegal structures removed
Chandigarh, July 20
The UT engineering department, UT estate office and the UT police jointly conducted an anti-encroachment drive near Naya Gaon, behind Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Sector 12, here today.

Consumer Courts
Rs 2,000 fine slapped on HR
Chandigarh, July 20
Not issuing a ticket to a commuter who had a reservation slip has cost Haryana Roadways dearly.

Minimum temperature to dip further
Chandigarh, July 20
City residents can look forward to pleasant weather tomorrow, as Met officials have predicted cloudy skies, rain in some parts of the city and further dip in the minimum temperature.

Shanties near Air Force station
Team formed to verify legality of structures
Mohali, July 20
After The Tribune highlighted mushrooming of illegal shanties around Chandigarh Air Force, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today constituted a team to physically verify the legality of the structures.


PhD entrance exam exemption
Chandigarh, July 20
Barring a few exceptions, all exemptions given for PhD entrance examination have been scrapped by Panjab University from the new academic session as per the University Grants Commission.

BCom craze among students
Colleges demand more seats
Chandigarh, July 20
The increasing popularity of Bachelors in Commerce (BCom) course has put Panjab University authorities in a peculiar situation.According to sources, after the recent centralised counselling, PU authorities are receiving several requests from affiliated colleges to grant them more seats in commerce stream.

PUSU members protest outside VC’s office
PUSU members protest outside the VC’s office at Panjab University on Tuesday.Chandigarh, July 20
Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) today protested outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office on the issue of students staying on guest charges in university hostels.

PUSU members protest outside the VC’s office at Panjab University on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

VC asks chairpersons to prepare placement brochures
Chandigarh, July 20
RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, held a meeting with chairpersons of various departments at the Senate hall today.


800 diarrhoea cases in Ambala so far
Ambala, July 20
The local administration has geared up to prevent water-borne diseases as flood water has started receding in parts of Ambala.


Extension to PGI Director
HC notice to Centre, Dr Talwar
Chandigarh, July 20
Taking up an appeal challenging Central Administrative Tribunal’s orders upholding the extension granted to Dr KK Talwar as PGI Director, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to Union of India.

Pak Spy Case
2-day police remand for aide
Chandigarh, July 20
Anand Kumar, arrested in the Pakistan spy case, being produced in the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A local court today remanded Anand Kumar, accused in the Pakistani spy case, in two-day police custody.Seeking police remand of three days, the public prosecutor (PP) said: “The police is yet to find out as to how Anand Kumar came in touch with Pakistan spy Kashif Ali, why did Anand provide his residence to him for a period of one and half month and why Anand provided Kashif with a photocopy of his ration card for getting the identity in the name of Pawan Kumar.”

Anand Kumar, arrested in the Pakistan spy case, being produced in the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Man threatens to kill own kids, arrested
Chandigarh, July 20
The police today arrested a man for allegedly detaining his children at his residence in the PGI and threatening his wife to kill himself and the children. This follows a ruckus created by the man at his residence last evening.


Girls’ Soccer
West Bengal beat Punjab
Players in action during a football match at Sector 12 in Chandigarhon Tuesday.Chandigarh, July 20
West Bengal got better off all the three teams in the cluster VIII of the 9th Junior National for Girls being held in the city at PEC grounds here.In the last league match of the group VIII, West Bengal defeated Punjab by 5-0, whereas Tripura team, which was sharing equal points with West Bengal in the points tally also defeated Rajasthan by 5-0.

Players in action during a football match at Sector 12 in Chandigarhon Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

When promoters turn thwarters
Chandigarh, July 20
It seems that the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) has nothing to offer to its senior players.

Tauba claims title
Chandigarh, July 20
Talib defeated top Seed Hassan in the boys single category of XII Raj Kumar Babuta Prize Money Ranking Carrom Tournament being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. On the other hand, Tauba defeated Farheen to clinch the title of girls junior category.

City lad to represent country in golf
Chandigarh, July 20
Fifteen-year-old Tarundeep Chadha has been selected to represent the country in the Sri Lanka Open Amateur Golf Championship to be played at the Royal Colombo Golf Club from July 25 to 29.


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