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Insensitive cops add to burglary victim’s woes
Valuables worth Rs 3 lakh stolen from Sec 49 house
Chandigarh, August 8
A burglary in Pushpac Housing Society, Sector 49 yesterday night, in which the thieves decamped with jewellery, a mobile phone and a laptop worth about Rs 3 lakh, laid bare the functioning of the Chandigarh police. Instead of swinging into action investigating officials spent over five hours giving suggestions to the victim on how to write a formal complaint.

The house owner shows the almirah ransacked by thieves. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Student Elections
PU proposes Sept 3, 4 as poll dates
Chandigarh, August 8
The Panjab University authorities have proposed September 3 and 4 as the dates for the student council election on the campus and affiliated colleges this year. The dates have now been forwarded to the UT administration to ensure security during these days.

HUDA in legal wrangle over Golf Club land
Panchkula, August 8
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has found itself in a soup over setting up the local Golf Club in Devinagar after residents of the area moved the courts claiming most of the land on which the club was built belonged to them.



Deepika Rawat of Chandigarh on her way to win the gold medal in the senior category during the sixth National Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics Championship at Gharuan village near Morinda, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Helpline gone, poor kids face reality
* NGO guiding them shut after lease expiry
* Realise education is expensive nowadays

Chandigarh, August 8
Rakesh, son of a washerman, aims to be an IAS officer, though many things are not in his favour. For example, he does not have a perfect environment to study and does not belong to a financially sound family, but completing his education and making it big in life seems to be his goal.

Teacher Recruitment Scam Case
Cops submit charge-sheet to CBI
Chandigarh, August 8
The Chandigarh police has submitted a detailed charge-sheet to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the teachers’ recruitment scam, which had rocked the UT administration nine months ago. Sources in the CBI said the investigating officials sought a detailed charge-sheet from the UT police on July 15.

Leh Operations
Ex-servicemen pitch in
Chandigarh, August 8
Three special Indian Air Force planes took off from Chandigarh airport today for Leh in Jammu & Kashmir's Ladakh region that was devastated by the recent flash floods. The team consisted of 15 ex-servicemen and materials to carry out rescue and relief operations in the wake of the flash floods triggered by a massive cloudburst in the region.

Stop blame game, find working system
The death of a child in GMSH, Sector 16, due to medical negligence recently was shocking. While, a common man expressed his shock on hearing and reading about the incident, regular visitors to the government hospitals witness similar scenes in routine. Maybe by choice or maybe because of circumstances the public going to the government hospitals often blames itself for making a wrong choice by coming here during the emergency.


Spicy dream turns sour
Only one taker in three years, postal department dumps scheme
Chandigarh, August 8
The postal department's dream to tingle the taste buds of foodie Punjabis with high-quality amomum cardamom, piper nigrum (black pepper), kura podi (curry powder), sambar podi (sambar powder) and other spices from South India has turned sour.

Lesson on ‘tackling’ UT traffic police
City-based four-wheeler trainers are not just imparting training on driving techniques to their customers, but also taking theory classes in which special focus is laid on how to deal with the Chandigarh traffic police personnel if you are caught violating rules while driving.

A beaver repairs its nest on a clear day after heavy rain in Halalpur village, near Kharar. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mansa Devi shrine board reconstituted
Panchkula, August 8
Haryana government has reconstituted the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, including nine members from among general public. A notification issued here today stated this.

Residents pool in money to face-lift park
Mohali, August 8
The cash-rich Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) that has been extending loans to the cash-starved Punjab government and even giving funds for development works needs to set its own house in order.

Tributes paid to Major Shankla
Panchkula, August 8
A solemn wreath laying ceremony was held at the Sandeep Shankla War Memorial here today to pay tribute to Maj Sandeep Shankla, who sacrificed his life while combating terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir 19 years ago.

Chandigarh Club becomes international
Chandigarh, August 8
City’s elite associated with the Chandigarh Club will no longer have to worry about socialising in Dubai, as the club has tied-up with one of the prestigious clubs there. The prominent club of the city, which has about 9,000 (permanent 6,500 and others 2,500) members, recently signed a pact with the Dubai-based India Club.

Afternoon showers
lash city

Chandigarh, August 8
Light to moderate showers in the afternoon marginally brought down the day temperature, with cool breeze cheering up residents. In some areas, heavy showers were witnessed, while in others it only drizzled. The Met department said it had recorded 2.7 mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm.

Girls enjoy afternoon showers at Panjab University on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Abduction report keeps cops on toes
Chandigarh, August 8
Information about the abduction of an NRI girl from the Sector-35 market here by four persons kept the police on its toes for hours.

Patriotism echoes in verse
Chandigarh, August 8
A total of 25 famous poets read out their poems on diverse themes of patriotism, socio-cultural relevance in the trilingual kavi sammelan held at PG College for Boys -11 here last evening.


SOPU protests over affiliation
Chandigarh, August 8
Activists of the Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) organised a candle-light march from the Gandhi Bhavan to the residence of the Dean Student Welfare (DSW) at the Panjab University (PU) campus today on the issue of affiliation for BDS, BA and BEd courses.


Haryana govt launches National Permit Scheme
Ambala, August 8
The Haryana government has launched a National Permit Scheme which will be valid for one year. An operator can now get a permit for Rs 15,000. Sources from the Haryana transport department say the scheme ensures a hassle-free movement of cargoes across the country. Earlier, truck operators had to pay Rs 5,000 to every state to operate transport services there.

FIR against UHBVN for negligence
Kalka, August 8
The Pinjore police has lodged an FIR against Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), Pinjore, for negligence. According to police sources, a case has been registered under Section 304-A of the IPC in connection with the death of an 11-year-old boy, Mahesh Kumar, who was electrocuted on Saturday due to the alleged negligence of the UHBVN.

Patwari runs car over protesting crowd, 5 hurt
Kharar, August 8
Patwari Surinder Singh Rana drove his Innova car over a crowd on the Randhawa road tonight, injuring five persons. The incident took place around 9.15 p.m. Residents of the Randhawa road had gathered to protest against the power authorities, as there had been no power since 11 am.

Vehicle registration software launched
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 8
Chief Secretary, Punjab, SC Aggarwal yesterday launched ‘Vahan’ software developed by National Informatics Centre at the office of the district transport officer. He appreciated the centre for putting all their efforts and providing their technical support in implementing the Vahan Project in the district.

2 killed in road accident
Kharar, August 8
Two persons from Kharar were killed in an accident at Saharanpur here this morning. Victims have been identified as 19-year-old Love Kumar and 42-year-old Raman, alias Pappu. Love, Raman and Love’s wife lived in a rented accommodation near the Grain Market in Kharar.


Consumer Court
Tata Motors told to pay Rs 1 lakh
Chandigarh, August 8
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Tata Motors Ltd, zonal office, Sector 22, to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for demanding loan amount time and again though a complainant had already paid it.

Heist at PC Jewellers
3 cops get bailable warrant
Panchkula, August 8
A local court has issued bailable warrants against three police officials for not attending the hearing of the case pertaining to heist at PC Jewellers. The officials were identified as Anil Kumar, Sushil Kumar and Balwant Singh.


Man booked for raping minor
Chandigarh, August 8
The police on Friday booked a Daria resident on the charges of kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl while his wife has been arrested on the charges of keeping the girl in illegal confinement. The accused, 25-year-old Raju Masih, a labourer by profession, is still at large.

Loot complaint proves false
Mohali, August 8
The Mohali police has solved a loot case within 24 hours. The complainant, Gurnam Singh, hatched a conspiracy with one of his friends and created the loot scene. The police arrested Gurnam and Sukhdev Singh and recovered Rs 35,000 and mobile phones from them.

Man killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, August 8
An unidentified man was killed when a jeep near Hallo Majra village here knocked him down in a hit-and-run case. The police said the victim was knocked down by a Mahindra Scorpio (CH-04-S-5550) near the Hallo Majra traffic light point yesterday. The victim was rushed to the PGI in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries later. A case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving has been registered against an unidentified driver.

‘Snatching’ incidents send cops in tizzy
Chandigarh, August 8
A spate of snatching incidents by a miscreant riding a Honda Activa scooter sent the UT police in tizzy this evening. However, the police claimed that only two incidents took place in southern parts of the city and the victims refused to lodge complaints.


Meghna clinches top honours
Panchkula, August 8
It was a double delight for Meghna, who clinched top honours in Women Singles’ and Sub-Junior categories in the U-17 Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship held at Manav Mangal School, here, today. In women singles’, Meghna drubbed Aastha by 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-3), while in the U-17 category, she got the better of Radhika, a student of Manav Mangal School (MMS) by 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-8) to lift the trophies. In men’s singles’, Prasoon Sharma won the title beating Shashwat of Manav Mangal School by 3-1 (11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3)

Radhika in action during the final of the Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament at Manav Mangal School in Panchkula on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Dheeranush, Abhijeet make it to main draw
Chandigarh, August 8
Along with top seed Dheeranush Bhatti, unseeded Abhijeet Singh also cleared the qualifying round to make it to the main draw in the U-14 category (boys) of the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, and Lake Club’s tennis courts here today.

Junior golf: Feroz romps home
Panchkula, August 8
Feroz Singh Garewal emerged the overall winner in the second CGA Junior Golf Circuit carding the best overall score of eight over par 152 thus putting to shade golfers three years senior at the Panchkula Golf Club greens here today.

Garima claims girls’ TT title
Chandigarh, August 8
Garima Goyal from Bhavan Vidyalaya defeated Nadia Saini of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women to win the Prof RS Mehta Memorial Open Age Table Tennis Tournament held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

Lokender strikes gold in trampoline
Chandigarh, August 8
Lokender of the Services Sports Control Board claimed a gold medal in the sixth National Trampoline and Tumbling Championship held at Sacred Souls' School, Gharuan, here today.


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