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Day 2
Protest hits patients hard
GMSH docs seek fresh inquiry into Bulbul case
Chandigarh, September 10
Protesting over the indictment of medicos in the Bulbul case, junior doctors (Diplomate National Board) at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, got a shot in their arm today, with senior doctors from the health institute expressing their solidarity with them. Many senior doctors could be seen wearing black badges.

Patients lying unattended due to doctors’ strike at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parnvesh Chauhan


Court orders removal of Mohali MC councillor
Kulwant Singh was former president of the civic body
Gurnam Bindra to be councillor from ward 15
Chandigarh, September 10
Nearly four years after the Mohali municipal council elections were held, its former president Kulwant Singh was today ousted from the civic body. Allowing an appeal filed by rival candidate Gurnam Bindra Singh of the Congress, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the setting aside of the election tribunal’s order, whereby Kulwant Singh was declared councillor from ward number 15.

30 pc school kids suffer from psychological problems
Disturbed family atmosphere to blame: Survey
Chandigarh, September 10
Thirty per cent school students in the UT are suffering from psychological problems, including aggression, attention seeking tendencies and unexplained introvert and extrovert behaviour. The disturbing trend came to fore in a recent survey by the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan. Disturbed family atmosphere was the key reason for the problems, followed by issues like parental indifference or extra busy schedules, teacher’s attitude and various inferiority complexes.

Nishikant sent to 7-day police remand
Charged with selling fake ID cards to students
Nishikant Chandigarh, September 10
A local court today sent Nishikant, 30, a resident of Hisar, to police remand for seven days to enable the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct further investigations in the case. Seeking a 14-day police remand, special public prosecutor for CBI Pawan K Dogra said: “The investigating agency requires the police remand as it is yet to recover the money which he has received from the students. The agency has also to find out as to where the forged identity cards were prepared as well as ascertain the identity of others involved in the crime. The agency has also to investigate other cities where the suspect provided similar fake ID cards.”

Schools closed today
CHANDIGARH: All the government and private schools in Chandigarh will remain closed on Saturday on account of Id-ul-Fitr. Similarly, government schools in Panchkula will also remained closed, official sources said. — TNS


Protesting farmers denied entry yet again
Chandigarh, September 10
Activists of the Sidhupur faction of the Bharti Kisan Union Ekta (BKUE) today held a protest demonstration on the Chandigarh-Mohali border in support of their demands amid heavy police deployment. The protesting farmers were demanding cancellation of agreements regarding the distribution of river waters. They said only surplus water should be released to others states according to the riparian right of the state.

Protesting farmers try to enter Chandigarh in buses on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Advisory Council Meeting
Administrator for preserving heritage of city
Chandigarh, September 10
Two major issues of the city - how to make Chandigarh capable of meeting the demands of citizens and handling of traffic problems -dominated the proceedings of the second meeting of the Administrator’s Advisory Council (AAC) held at the UT State Guest House today.

IT surveys at builders’ offices yield Rs 8.7 crore
Chandigarh, September 10
The income tax surveys conducted on Thursday at the offices of various colonisers and real estate developers in Zirakpur and Kharar on Thursday has yielded over Rs 8.65 crore for the department through voluntary surrender of undisclosed income.

Raids on Eating Outlets
‘Recent checking has been done in haste’ 
Chandigarh, September 10
Feeling harassed in the wake of raids on eating outlets, the Chandigarh Hospitality Association (CHA) has requested the Administration to have an informative session for all stakeholders over the new Food Safety Act.

Light of Faith:
Jama Masjid decked up on the eve of Idul Fittar in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Municipal Corporation in Mohali
Admn clueless about CM’s nod
Mohali, September 10
As certain Akali leaders have been distributing sweets over Punjab Chief Minister’s reported nod to the constitution of Municipal Corporation in Mohali, the Mohali District Administration has no information in this regard.

Music for a noble cause
Proceeds will go to Leh flash-flood victims

Chandigarh, September 10
Endowed with a spiritual belief, compassion, urge to support humanity and living up to social responsibility in distress, versatile vocalist Rinku Kalia and the S-4 Trust pioneered the idea of organising a charity concert “ Surya Melange” for the benefit of flash-flood victims of Leh.

Recruitment of Constables
Mirchpur arson case accused appears for physical test
Chandigarh, September 10 Varinder, alias Kalia, an accused in the Mirchpur arson case, today appeared for the physical test for recruitment of constables in the Chandigarh Police at the Police Lines here. Though the accused failed to meet the basic requirement in chest measurement, his appearance in the test under police custody remain an issue for debate in the police circle and among candidates.

“Ik Kudi Punjab Di” star cast in city
Patiala, September 10
Star cast of Punjabi movie “Ik Kudi Punjab Di” reached the city today for the promotion of their film, sans main lead actor Amarinder Gill, who couldn’t make it to the programme because of some commitments.

Upgrading of Civic Body
Councillors give requisition notice to MC
Mohali, September 10
As many as nine councillors have given a requisition notice to the Municipal Council authorities asking them to call a meeting to discuss the issue related to the upgrading of the civic body into a corporation.

OBC Reservation for Lecturers
Applicants approach minister
Chandigarh, September 10
A section of applicants have approached Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment against Panjab University’s act of allegedly denying the OBC reservation in its recent advertisement for recruitment of various regular posts of assistant professors, associate professors and professors.

Tips on road safety
Chandigarh, September 10
The Chandigarh traffic police today gave tips on road safety and traffic rules to officers of the Indian Air Force at the 12 Wing Air Force Station here.

Illegally parked vehicles lifted
Chandigarh, September 10
A special anti-encroachment drive was carried out today by the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation in Sectors 7 and 28.


Director to spy on teachers
Chandigarh, September 10
Come next week and UT colleges will have a special student walking down the corridors. Devising a unique way to assess classroom teaching and standards, director higher education (DHE) Ajoy Sharma will don the role of a student and will be attending classes from next week.

Literacy awareness campaign
Chandigarh, September 10
More than 100 children from AIE centres participated in a rally on literacy awareness campaign at Government Model Senior Secondary School Karsan near Ram Darbar here this morning.


Water Supply and Sewerage
Badal approves Rs 31 cr for Rajpura
Chandigarh, September 10
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today approved a project of Rs 31.08 crore for water supply, sewerage, sewage treatment plant and bricklining of the rainwater drains in Rajpura town.

Looting Case
Youths sent to 4-day police remand
Ambala, September 10
The accused who were involved in a looting case of Rs 4 lakh were produced in a court, which remanded them to four-day police custody. The accused have been identified as Sachin Kumar, resident of Muzaffar Nagar, and Paramjit, resident of Gondar village near Karnal.

Fine of Rs 1,000 slapped on company
Apple juice maker gets 6-month RI
Ambala, September 10
Judicial Magistrate Rajnish Sharma has sentenced rigorous imprisonment (RI) of six months and a fine of Rs 1,000 to an apple juice manufacturer, Shivombhu International, Una, after some fungus was found in the juice.


Consumer Forum
Sector 22 resident told to pay Rs 1.25 lakh
Chandigarh, September 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a resident of Sector 22, Ashok Kumar, to refund Rs 1.25 lakh, cost of a second hand Tata Sumo car, to a complainant. The forum also directed him to handover the possession of the vehicle along with relevant documents to the complainant. The forum also directed Kumar to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 besides Rs 5,000 as litigation cost to the complainant.


Panchkula Dacoity
9-member gang lands in police net
Panchkula, September 10
Lack of knowledge about technology has landed nine Bangladeshi nationals, who decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh after holding 13 members of a family of Sector 10 hostage on July 16, in the police net.

The accused being produced in court in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Three traffic cops suspended for graft
Mohali/Kharar, September 10 Taking cognisance of reports of traffic cops fleecing drivers of vehicles registered in other states passing through the district, senior police officials today booked three head constables under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in two separate cases. All three have been placed under suspension.

Resident duped of Rs 6 lakh
Zirakpur, September 10
The police booked three persons on charges of cheating here today. The case has been registered against Madan Goel, Arun Goel, a resident of Badal Colony, and Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Phase-IX, Mohali, on the complaint of Avtar Singh, a resident of Raiwal Dona Tehsil Shahkot, Jalandhar.

4 held for gambling
Chandigarh, September 10
The police has arrested four persons for allegedly gambling at a hotel in Sector 35 on Wednesday night. The police said Sukhpal Singh, a resident of Sector 51-A, Davinder Singh, a resident of Sector-37, Manoj Kumar of Sector 56 and Ranjit Singh of Sector 40 were arrested form a hotel in Sector 35 during the intervening night of September 8 and 9. The raiding team recovered Rs 39,000 from their possession.

2 killed, 1 injured in road mishap
Kalka, September 10
In a hit-and-run case, two persons died and one was seriously injured in a road mishap in Kalka. Police sources revealed that the accident took place late last night on the National Highway-22 opposite the Housing Board Colony, Kalka, where some unidentified vehicle hit a motorcycle on which three persons were riding.

Robbery Case
Accused was on prowl in Chandigarh, too
Mohali, September 10
The accused arrested in connection with a robbery at a Sector 70 house of here has confessed to have committed several snatchings in Chandigarh.

1 booked under Animal Cruelty Act
Chandigarh, September 10
The police arrested a Panchkula resident under the provisions of the Animal Cruelty Act after he was caught while carrying 19 chickens on his bicycle on Thursday.


Paralympic National Meet
Haryana pocket 6 medals in shot put
Panchkula, September 10
Haryana has bagged six medals in shot put event in various categories followed by Delhi (three) on the second day of the 5th Paralympic National Championship being held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector 3 here today.

Participants during a race at the Paralympic National Championship in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Sharmila clinches women's golf title
Chandigarh, September 10
Sharmila Nicollet made the most of the early morning rain and cool breeze and the subsequent sunny afternoon to coast an easy win in the third leg of the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour on the par-70 greens of Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur today.

Cricket Meet
AKSIPS book berth in final
Panchkula, September 10
Ajit Karam International Public School (AKSIPS), Sector 41, stormed into the final of the Inter-School Saupin’s Gold Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament defeating Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, (GNPS-36) by eight runs at BTS-48 grounds here today.


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