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Students take to carjacking
Panchkula, August 5
Taking advantage of poor coordination among the police departments of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, the two car thieves (arrested by by the Jalandhar police last Friday) had been smoothly operating in the tricity for the last two-and-a-half years without being caught.

The carjackers in police custody.
The carjackers in police custody.

The cars recovered from the possession of the thieves.
The cars recovered from the possession of the thieves. Tribune photographs





EARLIER STORIES



Railing gives way, 18 injured
The injured at the GMSH-16 in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, August 5
Around 18 persons were injured when a railing of a house near Sheetla Mata Mandir in Phase II of the Bapu Dham Colony fell this evening. According to information, a function was going on in the temple of Madrasi community and crowd had gathered at the temple at around 7.30 pm to be part of the function.



The injured at the GMSH-16 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Driest June since 1971 in tricity region
Chandigarh, August 5
With the rainfall prediction for August also seems dismal, the monsoon is anticipated to leave with a dry spell and a drought-like situation in the Chandigarh region. According to the figures received from the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, there has been about 32 per cent deficiency in the rainfall this monsoon in Chandigarh. It received 276.3mm rainfall against the normal rainfall of 402.4 for the period from June 1 to August 4. The situation in Punjab and Haryana is even worse.

Noble way to mark special occasions
Chandigarh, August 5
These days, the residents of the city are embarking upon a noble cause to celebrate their special occasions. In an effort to make their birthdays and anniversaries more memorable, many residents are now pledging their bodies for donation at the Department of Anatomy, PGI.

100 traders face criminal cases
Chandigarh, August 5
A special audit by the Excise and Taxation Department has revealed that over 100 local traders, comprising jewellers, dealers of motor spare parts and stockists, had filed bogus VAT returns during 2010-11 and 2011-12.

 

 


COMMUNITY

Project on fast track
A view of a dumping ground in Mohali. Chandigarh, August 5
The Punjab government has put the integrated municipal solid waste management project for SAS Nagar, Mohali and GMADA cluster consisting of 18 local bodies on fast track by seeking expression of interests for the plant.

A view of a dumping ground in Mohali. Tribune file photo

Foundation stone laid for BIS building in Sector 27
Chandigarh, August 5
Rajiv Agarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, laid the foundation stone of Northern Regional Office building of Bureau of Indian Standards, at Sector 27, Chandigarh, here today.

STA challans 429 vehicles
Chandigarh, August 5
To curb the tendency of plying unauthorised vehicles with incomplete documents, driving overloaded vehicles and make the city pollution free, the State Transport Authority (STA), Chandigarh, carried out an intensive checking campaign of commercial vehicles.

PGI to install more CCTV cameras on premises
Chandigarh, August 5
In a move to enhance security on the PGI premises, the institute is going to install CCTV cameras in all buildings of the institute. The CCTV cameras were installed at the entry and exit points of the PGI in addition to the waiting area at the emergency this April. However, owing to the recent incidents of minor thefts reported in the waiting areas, officials decided to install CCTV cameras in the areas meant for patients as well as hostels.

Boycotted chemist raises discount up to 40 per cent
Chemist shops at the PGI in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, August 5
Boycott of a chemist by the Chandigarh Chemistsí Association at the PGI has in fact turned into the price war. The boycotted chemist has raised the discount on medicines up to 40 per cent.



Chemist shops at the PGI in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Rat menace haunts Píkula hospital
Panchkula, August 5
Sheela Devi (name changed), a patient in the gynecology ward, was sleeping with her newborn baby when she felt that something creepy passing over her foot. She jumped out of her bed and found that it was a big rat. The rat menace at the General Hospital, Sector6, Panchkula, has been tormenting the patients for long. Patients, attendants, doctors or visitors have come across a number of rats in the OPD, general as well as Emergency wards.

open House
Need for coordination among bus agencies
The public transport system in the tricity has no pattern or motivation directed towards achieving commuterís satisfaction. There is lack of coordination among three agencies i.e. Haryana Roadways, Punjab Roadways and the CTU. In order to provide efficient services to three regions; Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, there has to be effective co-ordination among the three. The recent death of a school student should be a lesson for the transport authorities. Special bus services must be started exclusively for students in order to avoid any unfortunate occurrence.

Chandigarh scan
Foundation stone laid
Rajiv Agarwal, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs laid foundation stone of Northern Regional Office building of Bureau of Indian Standards at Sector 27 in Chandigarh on Sunday.


EDUCATION


Marching ahead
PUTA candidates go door to door to seek votes at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday.
PUTA candidates go door to door to seek votes at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU to send compliance report
Chandigarh, August 5
The Panjab University for the first time has decided to send the compliance reports of 64 BEd colleges to the National Council of Technical Education (NCTE) and Punjab government after the three-month deadline given by the Syndicate ends in November.

Syndicate: Overcharging BCom colleges to face the music
Chandigarh, August 5
Taking note of the issue of colleges overcharging the BCom students, the Panjab University Syndicate has decided to scrutinise the fee structure levelled by the colleges.

Cuts propel PU to install power generators at hostels
Chandigarh, August 5
The PU authorities will soon install generators in all the hostels to draw water from the underground water tanks during the power cuts. Water supply is one of the major problems faced mainly by the residents of multi-storied girlsí hostels.The problem gets worse during power cuts when the students donít even get water for drinking.

Sibal defends 25 pc reservation in RTE
Chandigarh, August 5
Kapil Sibal, Union HRD Minister, inaugurates the Brother McCann building at St John High School in Sector 26, Chandigarh. The Union HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal, defended the controversial 25 per cent reservation in RTE Act by saying that it should be the commitment of the citizen to help those who need help.




Kapil Sibal, Union HRD Minister, inaugurates the Brother McCann building at St John High School in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: parvesh chauhan

 

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Bus stand lacks amenities
Dera Bassi, August 5
Residents of Dera Bassi have been facing harassment due to pitiable condition of the local bus stand. Residents said that commuters face difficulty in standing at the bus stand due to foul smell emanating from toilets and the poor condition of roof and the building.

Police arrests three drug-peddlers
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 5
The district police claimed to have arrested three drug-peddlers during checking at different places and has recovered intoxicant tablets, injections, syrup and powder. The SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu told that during checkpoints at Baba Pir Colony Sirhind, the SHO while searching a vehicle recovered 1,800 intoxicant tablets, capsules, injections and syrup along with 20 gms powder used as drug and arrested Tarlok Singh, a resident of Sirhind.

Child killed in accident
Dera Bassi, August 5
A three-year-old child was killed in a road accident near Lalru here today. The deceased has been identified as Jaspreet, a resident of Ballour village. As per information, the accident occurred when Jaspreet came in the grip of a moving tractor near Ballopur village.


CRIME

1 booked for impersonating
Chandigarh, August 5
A case of impersonation was registered against a resident of Uttar Pradesh for appearing in the intelligence bureau exam held today. According to the police, the accused, identified as Abhishek Nigam, a resident of Kanpur, was appearing in the exam impersonating as Kapil Rohila at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.

Biker hits constable at naka
Chandigarh, August 5
A constable deployed on duty at a naka was injured when a person riding a motorcycle sped away after hitting him yesterday. According to the police, Constable Sachin Kumar was injured when he signaled to stop the motorcycle (CH-32T-9058) at the naka laid near Sector 42 lake.

8 held under defacement Act
Chandigarh, August 5
Defacing public property wonít come easy for student leaders of the city colleges as the Chandigarh Police arrested eight youths for pasting posters on public property  yesterday.

3 rickshaw-pullers arrested
Chandigarh, August 5
The Chandigarh Police arrested three rickshaw-pullers who used to rob of passengers while on their way to destinations. The accused used to pick the passengers from the Sectors 17 and 43 ISBTs and rob them of at isolated places.

Womenís gang robs elderly
Panchkula, August 5
In yet another strike by a womenís gang in Panchkula, a-60-year-old woman was robbed of her gold bangles by two of its members at sector-17, Panchkula, on Sunday night. 

One more held in Pinjore MC scam
Panchkula, August 5
The Haryana vigilance team has arrested another person in the 1.17 crore Pinjore MC scam after conducting raids in Pinjore. The accused, identified as Jagmohan was arrested from the main market of Pinjore.

 


SPORTS

Rajeshwari club clinch soccer title
Chandigarh, August 5
The Rajeshwari Football Club won the Chandigarh Soccer Cup which concluded at the football stadium, Sector 17, today. In the tournament's final, the Rajeshwari Football Club beat the Sharks Football Club by 3-1. For winning side, Harminder, Karthik and Amit Kapoor scored one goal each while for the Sharks, Sahil reduced the margin after scoring one goal.

Colourful beginning to kabaddi cup

(Clockwise) Drummers from Patiala perform on Day I, Bikker Singh (57) from Kajla village lift over two quintals of weight during an event and players struggle during a match of the Jasmer Singh Jussa Memory Kabaddi Cup organised by the Azad Sports Society Club at Dadu Majra in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Big win for Shishu Niketan boys
Chandigarh, August 5
In the ongoing Inter-School Football Tournament for Boys (U-17), a team of Shishu Niketan, Sector 43, overcame the boys of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, by 4-0. For the winning side, Bharat (15th minute), Abhishek (22 minute), Navjot (40 minute) and Anshit (50 minute) posted one goal each.

Double delight for Kartik
Panchkula, August 5
Badminton player Kartik Jindal won laurels after bagging two titles in the 7th Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship, which concluded today.

The winners of the 7th Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 3, in Panchkula
The winners of the 7th Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 3, in Panchkula. A tribune photograph

Judoka Akhilesh wins gold medal
Chandigarh, August 5
Judoka Akhilesh won top honours in the boys (U-14) category of the Inter-School Judo Tournament. In the boys (25 kg) category, Akhilesh of Government High School, Sector 35, won a gold medal.

Sidhu to head coaching panel
Chandigarh, August 5
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has nominated former test cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu as the head of technical-cum-coaching committee of the PCA. He will be assisted by Chaman Lal Malhotra and Vinod Sharma, former captains of Punjab cricket team.

DPS outplay St Kabir
Chandigarh, August 5
The chess team of St Kabir School, Sector 26, went down against Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, by 1-3 during the Inter-School Chess Competition for Boys (U-14) held at Government Model High School, Sector 38.

Players make the moves during a chess tournament held at SD College lad bags chess crown
Chandigarh, August 5
A chess player, Himal Gusain, of SD College bagged the title in the Boys (U-19) category during the Chandigarh Chess Championship for Boys and Girls (U-19 and U-19). The event concluded at the St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, today.

Players make the moves during a chess tournament held at St Xavierís School. Tribune photo: S Chandan


 



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