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Security guard stabbed at GMCH
Chandigarh, August 30
The injured security guard, Jasmail Singh, at the GMCH-32 on Thursday. Infuriated over being questioned at the entry of the Emergency at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, a patient’s attendant today stabbed a security guard.

The injured security guard, Jasmail Singh, at the GMCH-32 on Thursday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Minister’s car runs over cop’s foot
Chandigarh, August 30
A Chandigarh Police head constable was injured after the driver of a Punjab minister tried to run his car over him objecting to being challaned for no parking at the Chandigarh airport.


Absconding builder held
Accused Jeevan Garg and his son Prince Garg at a Dera Bassi court on Thursday.Zirakpur, August 30
The police has arrested builder Jeevan Garg and his son Prince Garg, accused of cheating investors of crores of rupees, from the Delhi airport late last night. Both Jeevan Garg and his son were produced in a Dera Bassi court today and were sent to one-day police custody.

Accused Jeevan Garg and his son Prince Garg at a Dera Bassi court on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Fake IPS officer arrested
Panchkula, August 30
A fake Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and three others were nabbed by the Panchkula police on Thursday evening, who allegedly used to extort money from people.

ATM fraud: City resident loses Rs 60,000 
Chandigarh, August 30
In yet another case of ATM fraud, a city resident has been duped of his hard-earned money by fraudsters who siphoned off Rs 60,000 from his account without his knowledge.


Acquisition of land for Phase III of the Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park  
UT ignored laws: Farmers to SC

New Delhi, August 30
The farmers whose land was acquired for the third phase of the Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park near the Sukhna Lake Wildlife Sanctuary today contended in the Supreme Court that the Chandigarh Administration had given a goby to all legal provisions while depriving them of their land.

Accident victim’s leg to be amputated
Chandigarh, August 30
Like every other day, he started for home on his moped after closing his shop on Wednesday night. Little did he know that he would wake up to the inability to even walk freely ever.

Getting RC, driving licence a Herculean task
Chandigarh, August 30
Procuring the registration document (RC) of a new vehicle or getting driving licence (DL) renewed has become a Herculean task at the UT’s Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) office in Sector 17 and it sub-offices in Sector 42 and Industrial Area, Phase 1, here.

Decomposed body of student found at Dhanas
Chandigarh, August 30
A day after a decomposed body was found in Dhanas, the body was identified as that of 20-year-old Rabi, a BA-second year student of Government College, Sector 11.

Rain pours more trouble on City Beautiful
Chandigarh, August 30
A waterlogged parking lot at Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Roads and parking lots became small rivulets and several open spaces and parking lots transformed into small lakes after 5.7 mm rainfall hit the city this afternoon. Most of the city streets were submerged in water and residents had tough time driving their vehicles through the knee-deep water. Huge pot holes, caved-in portions and signs of “patchy” repair works bore testimony to the havoc wrecked on the roads.

A waterlogged parking lot at Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

SASE accredited with ISO systems 
Director, SASE receives the award. Chandigarh, August 30
The Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) here has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification by the Directorate of Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) in the Department of Information Technology.

Director, SASE receives the award. Tribune photo 

UT Estate Office issues notices to lessees
Chandigarh, August 30
Buyers of commercial property in the city are on tenterhooks. As part of its drive to recover service tax from lessees of commercial tax, the UT Estate Office has issued recovery notices to lessees who had bought property prior to 2007.

‘Dasti’ notices issued to NHAI, Himalayan expressway
Panchkula, August 30
In an important development in the Chandimandir toll plaza rates that were to be increased from September1, the court has issued urgent “dasti” notices to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Himalayan Expressway Limited. It was after a Panchkula-based couple filed a complaint before the district consumer disputes redressal forum alleging that the rates could be revised only annually that this action was taken.

Mehak case transferred to state crime branch
Panchkula, August 30
In a significant development, the Mehak Garg case has been transferred to the state crime branch by the DGP here today. Now, further investigations in the case would be conducted by the crime branch to find whether it was a suicide or a murder. The case has been transferred to the crime branch as parents of the deceased continuously raised doubts over the Panchkula Police's role in the case. They alleged that the police was favouring Mehak's in-laws.

The site where the day market was to come up. MC officials in a fix
Chandigarh, August 30
With the cancellation of the day market project at Mauli Jagran, the municipal corporation officials are left wondering whether they should stop the construction work. The decision was taken during the General House yesterday.

The site where the day market was to come up. A Tribune photograph

Notice to 600 encroachers
Chandigarh, August 30
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and Nayagaon Notified Area Committee have issued notices to more than 600 encroachers for constructing unauthorised houses and buildings on Patiala ki Rao.

Rs 1.17 crore Pinjore MC scam 
Former MC president held
Panchkula, August 30
Former Pinjore MC president Kuldeep Singh Kikka was arrested by a team of Haryana vigilance for his involvement in the Rs 1.17 crore Pinjore MC scam today. He was produced in the court which sent him to a police remand till September 1.

Kin allege negligence
Chandigarh, August 30
Following the death of a teenager at Government Multi Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, this morning, the deceased's family members, alleging negligence on the part of the hospital authorities, created a ruckus outside the emergency ward of the hospital.



PU, city colleges to go to polls on September 7
Chandigarh, August 30
The countdown to the student council elections at Panjab University has begun with the university, finally, announcing September 7 as the date for polls today evening. After much delay, the Dean Student Welfare (DSW) got a communication from the UT Administration, giving its node to the date proposed by the Panjab University authorities.

Campaigning intensifies on the campus
Chandigarh, August 30
With the announcement of date for the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC), student organisations have increased their efforts to woo the students. Although, the university made a formal announcement about the date in the evening, the parties came to know about the development by the afternoon.

Rival party supporters clash at UIET
The PU security staff and the Chandigarh Police try to stop rival student party members during a scuffle at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology on Thursday. Chandigarh, August 30
Increasing tension at Panjab University’s south campus in Sector 25 that houses the University Institute of Engineering and Technology, a clash between supporters of Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) and Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) almost became violent here today.

The PU security staff and the Chandigarh Police try to stop rival student party members during a scuffle at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Student organisations arrange trips, parties to woo voters
Chandigarh, August 30
When it comes to winning elections, the student parties on the Panjab University campus can go to any extent to garner votes. As student council elections are just around the corner, students are being taken on tours to hill stations besides freshers' parties at local discotheques. A busload of students went to Kasauli on a trip today. It was sponsored by one of the student organisations of PU. Besides, the students were also offered meals free of cost.

PUSU releases 3-point agenda
Chandigarh, August 30
It seems Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) has fallen short of promises made before the student council elections, as only a three-point agenda has been issued this year. The agenda released by PUSU president Sukhjit Singh Brar includes getting an approval for construction of new hostels on the campus, upgradation of laboratories and workshops in various departments and a monthly interaction with students at the department level as well as the hostel level for redressal of grievances.

Canvassing gets impetus
Chandigarh, August 30
With the Central Government lifting the ban on bulk messages, the student parties at Panjab University have once again started sending SMSes to the students and party supporters in a bid to garner maximum support for the upcoming elections.

China’s rising clout: Mandarin to be offered in CBSE-affiliated schools
Chandigarh, August 30
China’s influence is no longer limited to Indian trade and platter. It has made its way to our education system too. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Mandarin, the most widely spoken Chinese dialect, in the list of foreign languages being offered at its affiliated schools from this academic session.

PU students to stage play on Kalidas’ life
Chandigarh, August 30
Students of the Indian theatre department, Panjab University, are ready to stage a Sanskrit play in its original language on Friday evening here. The play will be played in the department's studio.



HR staff stage dharna
Ambala, August 30
Employees of Haryana Roadways (HR), Ambala depot, sat on a dharna in front of the exit gate of the depot to protest against the suspension of a driver and a conductor on the complaint of a female passenger on Wednesday.

Gang of car thieves busted
Kalka, August30
The Pinjore police claimed to have busted a gang involved in stealing cars in the area. Police sources said that Parveen and Satwant of Rajpur (Punjab) have been arrested from a rented house in Anchal vihar Colony of Pinjore during a raid conducted on a tip off. During the raid, the police have recovered an Indica car, a country made pistal, forged documents, number plates and stamps.


HC directs Punjab, Haryana to install speed governors
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the States of Punjab and Haryana to frame rules and constitute a special committee to prevent anyone from tampering with speed governors installed in transport vehicles.


 ‘City’s got talent’
Boxer Manoj Kumar (left) and coach GS Sandhu during the prize distribution ceremony of a boxing tournament at SDPublic School, Sector 32, Chandigarh on Thursday Chandigarh, August 30
It was a special treat for boxing lovers of City Beautiful with international boxer Manoj Kumar and head coach of Indian Boxing team Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu marking their presence. Both were here to encourage players taking part a junior-level boxing competition at SD Public School, Sector 32, this evening.

Boxer Manoj Kumar (left) and coach GS Sandhu during the prize distribution ceremony of a boxing tournament at SDPublic School, Sector 32, Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

GMSSS-Karsan emerge overall champions
Chandigarh, August 30
The boxers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Karsan, bagged the overall championship in the recently concluded inter-school boxing championship for girls (U-17). The school also bagged the runners up trophy in the boys (U-14) event of the competition.


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