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PGI to order independent probe
Chandigarh, July 29
Stung by criticism over giving a clean chit to doctors by the fact-finding committee of the PGI, which investigated the treatment and cause of death of Anupama, the PGI authorities have decided to conduct another inquiry from an independent agency. The names of the committee members have not been finalised so far.

ASIís son held for assaulting constable outside Aroma
Chandigarh, July 29
In two separate incidents of assault on policemen in the city last night, three UT police constables were assaulted and their uniforms torn while they were on duty. The first incident was reported outside Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 last night when a drunk youth beat up two constables who tried to stop him from creating ruckus. 






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70-year-old woman injured in snatching attack
Chandigarh, July 29
A 70-year-old woman sustained grievous injuries after youths on a motorcycle snatched her purse while she was returning home on a rickshaw in Sector 40-A today.

Some justice for elderly couple
The parents of Alok Gupta, a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, who was shot on Christmas eve in Canada last year.Panchkula, July 29
Justice stands dispensed. An elderly couple residing in Sector 21 received a call from the Canada police yesterday, saying that it had arrested the murderer of their only son Alok Gupta, who was shot on Christmas eve last year.

The parents of Alok Gupta, a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, who was shot on Christmas eve in Canada last year. tribune photo: nitin mittal

Mohali master plan
Officials mess it up; mark water supply line land as road 
Mohali, July 29
A 100-metre road has to come bang on the land that carries water supply from Kajauli waterworks to the Sector 39 waterworks in Chandigarh. It is strange, but true that officials of the Punjab Housing and Urban Development have marked a wide piece of land used to lay supply lines for bringing 40 mgd of water to the Sector 39 waterworks as a road in the master plan of Mohali.




COMMUNITY

CHB suffering financial loss
Chandigarh, July 29
As the Chandigarh Housing Board has handed over possession of 600 dwelling units in Sector 49, two years after being constructed, over 8,000 one-room dwelling units constructed one-and-half-year ago by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Dhanas are lying unoccupied.

Deathtrap
An open trench on a roadside poses a threat to commuters in Sector 49, Chandigarh.
An open trench on a roadside poses a threat to commuters in Sector 49, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Councillors demand revision of ward development fund
Chandigarh, July 29
Demanding revision of the ward development fund (WDF) from Rs 40 lakh to one crore for each councilor, a proposal is going to be tabled in the coming general house meeting scheduled on July 31. 

open  house response
More hospitals should come up on city's periphery
The fact that Anupama remained unattended is unpardonable. Thousands of patients are deprived of treatment everyday. The system needs to be streamlined. The staff should be adequate in a manner that an emergency patient is at once attended to and given treatment.

Residents resent apathetic attitude of authorities
Mohali, July 29
Residents of Sector 78 have expressed resentment over the apathetic attitude of the authorities towards the development of the area.

Wild growth all around mars the beauty of a park at Sector 78 in Mohali.
Wild growth all around mars the beauty of a park at Sector 78 in Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

No end to monkey menace in Mohali
Monkeys are a nuisance for Mohali residents.Mohali, July 29
In the absence of any check, monkeys are making hay in the town. Residents of Phases VII, IIIB2, I, IV, IX, VI, IIIA, Sectors 68, 69, 70 and 71 said they had brought the matter to the notice of the officials concerned a number of times, but nothing had happened.

Monkeys are a nuisance for Mohali residents. A File photo

Moral values and ethics lacking, says Acting CJ
Chandigarh, July 29
Terming human trafficking a reflection of deteriorating moral values in society, Justice Jasbir Singh, Acting Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, while addressing colloquium on human trafficking at the Chandigarh Judicial Academy today stressed on the need of reconstructing moral values and ethics.

Admn ties up with PU to carry out study
Chandigarh, July 29
To study the behaviour of buildings during an earthquake, the Chandigarh Administration has tied up with the Panjab University to carry out a specific study to analyse the structural stability of the buildings.

MC apathy
Wild growth near PSB Society in Sector 49, Chandigarh.
Wild growth near PSB Society in Sector 49, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Footpaths to be constructed around parks in Mohali
Mohali, July 29
To solve the parking problem in the town, the local municipal corporation has decided to construct footpaths around parks.

Cultural centre to come up in Mohali
Mohali, July 29
Mohali will soon have an international-level cultural centre. This was stated by Harbhajan Mann, chairman of the District Planning Committee, here today. Mann said land has been identified in Sector 62 for the purpose.


EDUCATION

PU Students a harried lot
Chandigarh, July 29
How reliable and efficient PUís examination system is can be gauged from the fact that around five students who had opted for computer application as add-on course while pursuing their graduation are still awaiting their result. They appeared in the exam in 2005 and even completed their graduation in 2007.

Girls enjoy coffee during the coffee festival organised by CITCO at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday.
relaxing: Girls enjoy coffee during the coffee festival organised by CITCO at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Children take part in an inter-school painting competition at the Kendriya Vihar Society, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Bright sparks: Children take part in an inter-school painting competition at the Kendriya Vihar Society, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan 

Strawberry Fields students win quiz
Chandigarh, July 29
Students of Strawberry Fields World School participated enthusiastically in Illuminati 2012, a vibrant and challenging inter-school literary fest held from July 26 to 28 at The Gurukul School, Sector 20, Panchkula. The event featured annual inter-school events like Glasnost, Encyclops and Literatti.

On-the-spot admissions for BCom
Chandigarh, July 29
After failing to get all the seats in BCom offered by city colleges filled through online admissions, the Panjab University today held on the spot admissions for the course. Out of 2070 seats, 497 were still lying vacant in colleges in the city and PUís evening department even after the second merit list was declared.

Professor nominated to Central committee
Chandigarh, July 29
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has nominated Prof SK Mehta, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, as an expert member to the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) on physical chemistry.

 


CRIME

Armed dacoits barge into Sector-20 gurdwara
Sewadars being taken to the police station for investigation in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, July 29
Armed dacoits barged into the Sector 20 gurdwara last night and took away cash and documents. The police has arrested former president Harcharan Singh, Sewadar Natha Singh, former granthis Gursewak Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, kirtan performer Sukhjit Singh and efforts are on to nab the rest of the accused.

Sewadars being taken to the police station for investigation in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Two more convicts jump parole
Chandigarh, July 29
Two more convicts lodged in Burail Jail managed to give the police a slip and jumped parole. The UT police has registered a case against the two convicts who were released on parole, but did not return to jail on time.

Man killed in mishap
Mohali, July 29
A person was run over by a tractor-trailer on the Kharar-Kurali highway last night. The deceased was identified as Sewa Singh, a resident of Shahpur village.

Man duped of Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, July 29
A resident of Punjab was duped of his cash by a conman who took money from him on the pretext of providing job in the Indian Railways to his son.

SPORTS

Govt schools yet to get dues
Chandigarh, July 29
The city-based government schools that hosted inter-school competitions under various disciplines last year are facing the apathy of UT Education Department officials as the latter is yet to clear the dues of about Rs 1 lakh.

Baptist school register win in Satluj cricket meet
Panchkula, July 29
Chandigarh Baptist School team defeated Little Flower School, Panchkula, by 10 wickets in the ongoing 1st Satluj League Cricket Championship for Boys (U-14) being held here today.

Tae-kwon-do players face harrowing time
Chandigarh, July 29
Tae-kwon-do players faced a harrowing time during the ongoing Tae-kwon-do State Championship at Skating Rink of Sector 10 here today.

Football coach attends seminar
Chandigarh, July 29
Local football coach Surinder Singh of St. Stephenís School, Sector 45, attended a five-day coaching seminar, organised by the All-India Football Federation (AIFF), in Navi Mumbai recently.

Manu of St Maryís School wins maiden title
Players in action during a carrom tournament at St Stephenís School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, July 29
Carrom player Manu Gupta of St. Maryís School, Sector 46, won the maiden title after defeating national champion Tuba of St. Stephenís School in straight games on the second day of the ongoing 15th St.

Players in action during a carrom tournament at St Stephenís School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Cricket, volleyball tournaments from October 2
Panchkula, July 29
The Haryana Sports Welfare Association will organise Haryana Rural Junior Premier League Cricket Championship for Boys (U-17) and Open Category Cash Prize Volleyball League Championship from October 2 to October 7 here.

Barwala college beat CEC by eight wickets
Chandigarh, July 29
The Swami Devi Dayal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SDDIET), Barwala, defeated Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landra, by 8 wickets in the Bribe-Free Nation (T-20) Cricket Cup Tournament being held here today.

Probables selected for cricket tourney
Chandigarh, July 29
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to PCA) has selected probable team for the Katoch Shield Tournament to be started from August 18. According to the secretary of the association, cricketer Yuvraj Singh would also represent the city in the tournament.

 



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