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Píkula Gymkhana Club manager held
Panchkula, July 7
A Haryana vigilance team arrested Gymkhana Club manager SK Kaushal and his aide Virender Kumar, a clerk in the club canteen, while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the contractor of the swimming pool at the club here today.

No Estate Officer in MC for last four months
Chandigarh, July 7
Hundreds of cases of building violations in the city are piling up at the Municipal Corporation (MC) as there is no designated Estate Officer (EO) to hear the cases reported from the municipal area. For the last four months, the UT has failed to appoint an EO in the civic body.


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Estate office, police play blame game
Chandigarh, July 7
The UT Estate Office and the police are engaged in a blame game even as both residential and commercial unauthorised structures continue to mushroom in the cityís periphery.

The Light Armoured Troops Carrier on trial run in Chandigarh on Thursday Big leap in modernisation
Chandigarh, July 7
Moving a step ahead in modernisation, the Chandigarh Police today acquired a 'Light Armoured Troops Carrier' (LATC). In the process, it became the second force in the region, after Delhi, to add such a vehicle to its armoury.

The Light Armoured Troops Carrier on trial run in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

studentís death
Institute director, warden booked
Rajpura, July 7
The police has booked Pradeep Sharma, director of Surya World Institute near Shambhu, head of the department Parveen Ahluwalia, warden Tarsem and 24 students following the death of Himanshu, a 19-year-old student of BTech engineering, in a clash on Tuesday.

25 pc rise in radio cab fare from next week
Chandigarh, July 7
Commuting by radio cabs will become dearer by over 25 per cent for residents from the coming week with the cost per km slated to increase from Rs 15 to Rs 20. Well-placed sources said UT Adviser KK Sharma has given the nod to a long-pending demand of cab operators to hike the fares. The decision will come into effect once UT Administrator Shivraj Patil appends his signatures.


COMMUNITY

MC favours retirees, deputationists
Chandigarh, July 7
Deputationists and retirees are ruling the roost in the municipal corporation (MC) as far filling key posts in the civic body are concerned. The ďarrangementĒ, that suits the top bosses, has not only blocked promotional avenues of officials of the MC cadre, but has also led to disharmony between the two groups.

An illegal construction at a house in Chandigarh Building bylaws outdated
Chandigarh, July 7
City residents are at the mercy of lopsided building bylaws. Certain building bylaws, which confer a lot of discretion on the officials concerned, seem to be working against the interests of city residents.



An illegal construction at a house in Chandigarh. A file photo

GMSH nurse refers discharged patient to PGI
Chandigarh, July 7
In yet another incident of probable gross negligence at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16, a nurse had ended up referring a patient to the PGI even as the doctor reportedly asked her to discharge the patient. Taking cognizance, the hospital authorities have now asked the contractor to replace the nurse even as the doctor who issued the verbal instruction is in the dock for not following the correct procedure.
Throwing caution to wind School students hang out of a moving CTU bus after school hours in Chandigarh on Thursday
Throwing caution to wind School students hang out of a moving CTU bus after school hours in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Wards of police personnel rewarded
Chandigarh, July 7
An award function was organised for wards of Chandigarh Police personnel, who have secured 80 per cent or above marks in their exams for classes VI to XII, at the multipurpose hall at Police Lines, Sector 26. 

Panel formed to monitor dumping of garbage
Chandigarh, July 7
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has constituted a committee to monitor the movement of garbage vehicles sent to the dumping ground at Dadu Majra on day-to-day basis.

Tricity scan

BA, BEd students stage a dharna outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Thursday Non-declaration of results
Protest by BA, BEd students
Chandigarh, July 7
More than 30 students of BA, BEd integrated course of Panjab University today staged a demonstration in front of the VCís office against the non-declaration of their results.


BA, BEd students stage a dharna outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

rte act
Pvt schools fail to apply afresh for recognition
Chandigarh, July 7
Almost four months after being asked to apply for fresh recognition under the Right To Education (RTE) Act, a majority of private schools are yet to do so.


Welcoming with dangling danger

The electricity wire of a streetlight pole poses a risk to lives outside the Deputy Commissionerís office at Phase I in Mohali
The electricity wire of a streetlight pole poses a risk to lives outside the Deputy Commissionerís office at Phase I in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Decks cleared to build houses for EWS families
Mohali, July 7
Decks have been cleared for construction of the economically weaker section (EWS) houses in Mohali. In a significant development, the Punjab Government has decided to rope in private builders to create a pool of low-budget houses that would be allotted to the intended beneficiaries on lease.

Assault case: Attackers yet to be arrested
Panchkula, July 7
The Panchkula Police is yet to make any arrest in the assault case in which an FIR was registered against Panchkula municipal councillor from ward number 7 Sudesh Raniís son. Sources said the police was planning to add few more sections against the accused before arresting them.

GMADA to give Rs 4.35 cr to MC
Mohali, July 7
Fulfilling the long standing demand of the fund-starved Mohali Municipal Corporation for a share in various fees, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to give Rs 4.35 crore to the civic body and the amount would help the corporation to start work on various pending projects.


EDUCATION

University failed to deal with staff crunch, alleges PUTA
Chandigarh, July 7
If one goes by the latest letter issued by the Panjab University Teacher Association, the university has failed to deal with the existing staff crunch in the department.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Three killed in train mishap
Ambala, July 7
Two sisters, Megha Batra (17) and Richa Batra (16), were killed in a train mishap near Tangri bridge near here.

4 booked for building illegal colonies
Lalru, July 7
The police has booked four persons, including two brothers, for building illegal colonies in Humayunpur village near Lalru.

Overbridge construction hangs fire, commuters bear brunt
Dera Bassi, July 7
The issue of constructing an overbridge on the national highway here has been pending due to a cost-sharing disagreement between the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Punjab Government.


COURTS

Hit-and-run case suspect appears in court
Chandigarh, July 7
Baljot Singh Gill, a suspect involved in the case relating to the death of VN Singh, a former principal of Government College of Art, Sector 10 and a consultant with the Le Corbusier Centre, gave an undertaking before a local court on Thursday that he would not go abroad without seeking the courtís prior permission.

Khushpreet Murder case
Supplementary chargesheet filed against accused
Chandigarh, July 7
The UT Police today filed a supplementary chargesheet against three accused in the Khushpreet murder case that was cracked in March this year.


CRIME

Woman hurt in snatching incident
Chandigarh, July 7
A 40-year-old woman resident of Sector 27 faced a harrowing time as her purse was snatched by two youths on a bike and as she resisted, she suffered an injury on the arm.

Woman held for Rs 2.3-cr fraud
Chandigarh, July 7
The police today arrested a woman, identified as Rajni Sabharwal, for the alleged forgery of Rs 2.3 crore.


SPORTS

A cricket match in progress between Stepping Stone Cricket Adacemy and BTS Cricket Academy at St Stephenís School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Thursday Cricket tourney
Banyan Tree drub Stepping Stones to enter final
Chandigarh, July 7
Banyan Tree School (BTS) defeated Stepping Stones Cricket Academy, to enter the final of the ongoing St. Stephen's Junior Cricket (U-12) Championship, being held at St. Stephen's School, Sector45, here, today.

A cricket match in progress between Stepping Stone Cricket Adacemy and BTS Cricket Academy at St Stephenís School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

CLTA-AITA National tennis Series
A player awaits to return a shot at the AITA-CLTA Tennis Championship in Chandigarh on Thursday Sachin beats Dheeranush in quarterfinal match
Chandigarh, July 7
Local player Sachin Kumar defeated his counterpart Dheeranush Singh Bhatti in the Boyís (U-14) quarterfinal match, in the ongoing CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-14 and U-16), being held at CLTA and Lake Club Complex, here today.
A player awaits to return a shot at the AITA-CLTA Tennis Championship in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Preena, Gurnoor, Kudrat win top honours in swimming
A swimmer participates in the 50-meter breaststroke during the Chandigarh swimming championship at Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Thursday Chandigarh, July 7
Preena Kaur, Gurnoor Kaur and Kudrat Takhar won the top honours in the girls (U-8) 25-meter breaststroke event, during the ongoing swimming competition being organised by the Sports Department, Chandigarh, at the All-Weather Swimming Pool Centre, Sector 23, here today.

right move A swimmer participates in the 50-meter breaststroke during the Chandigarh swimming championship at Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Cricket camp begins
Chandigarh, July 7
An off-season training camp for cricket players, selected during the recently held Inter-District Punjab (U-16 and U- 19) Tournament, started at PCA stadium, Mohali, and Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala, today.

Inter-zone cricket
Chandigarh: The Cricket Council of India (CCI) has decided to organise the 1st Inter -Zone Championship at four different venues, during the annual meeting here on Thursday.


 



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