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MC seeks dissolution of House
Chandigarh, August 8
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today passed a unanimous resolution to seek the dissolution of the House amidst boycott from a Congress member and absence of nine nominated members, in contravention to the Municipal Act that only permits dissolution in case of ‘’failure of duty and violation of the Act or any law,’’ amongst others things.

Members of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation pass a resolution seeking the dissolution of the House in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Members of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation pass a resolution seeking the dissolution of the House in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh to witness IAF’s strength
New Delhi, August 8
Amid the controversy surrounding the frequent crashes of MiG fighter aircraft, the IAF will showcase its squadron strength in front of the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan, in Chandigarh in the third week of October.


Admn unlikely to accept traders’ demand
Chandigarh, August 8
The protest by Grain Market and Subzi Mandi traders and pressure mounted by various political parties notwithstanding, the Chandigarh Administration is unlikely to accept the demand of the traders to remove barricades in the markets. According to sources, there is hardly any justification to reverse the decision on the erection of the barricades, put up with a view to check the evasion of market fee and the sales tax by certain unscrupulous traders.

“Lift barricades or else...”: Sector 26, Grain Market traders seem to convey this message to the Chandigarh Administration on Wednesday.
“Lift barricades or else...”: Sector 26, Grain Market traders seem to convey this message to the Chandigarh Administration on Wednesday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Jacob stumps polytechnic students
Chandigarh, August 8
True to his style the UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), stumped students of the Central Polytechnic, Sector 26 by posing simple questions which, surprisingly, the students could not answer.

Tributes paid to Major Shankla
Panchkula, August 8
Armymen paid tributes to Major Sandeep Shankla at Major Sandeep Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2 here today, as the bugles sounded the Last Post.
A contingent of his battalion, the 18 Dogra Regiment, presented a guard of honour to the valiant soldier. The honour guard reversed arms and a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect.

Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, GOC-in-Chief, Western Command, salutes on the death anniversary of Major Sandeep Shankla at his memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Wednesday

Schoolchildren offer flowers at the memorial

Lieut-Gen Surjit Singh, GOC-in-Chief, Western Command, salutes on the death anniversary of Major Sandeep Shankla at his memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Wednesday; and (right): Schoolchildren offer flowers at the memorial. — Tribune photographs

Sikh bodies support Bedi’s decision
Chandigarh, August 8
Two Sikh organisations have come out in favour of the Shivalik School Principal, Mr D.S. Bedi, for bringing to task a Sikh student of the school for allegedly cutting his hair. Meanwhile, the school boy, Charanjit Singh, has reportedly left the school and will be joining a government school.

Suspension of PUDA official ordered
SAS Nagar, August 8
In a significant development related to issuing of occupation certificate to an “incomplete” house in Phase 6 here by officials in the local Estate Office of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, is reported to have ordered suspension of a Senior Assistant.



BJP may stall Mayoral election
Chandigarh, August 8
The BJP has decided to get the election of the city Mayor stalled or to get the two Akali nominees to withdraw their nominations ahead of the August 10 election, after the passing of the BJP-SAD piloted resolution to dissolve the MC House, the term of which cannot be shortened as per the relevant Act.

Congress still undecided
Chandigarh, August 8
The Congress today remained undecided on the issue of whether to support a candidate for the post Mayar or not, keeping aspirants guessing.
The party today postponed its meeting till 9 am on August 10, the scheduled date of Mayoral elections, to take a final decision, the party president, Mr B.B Bahl told Chandigarh Tribune.

Councillors highlight poor road conditions
Chandigarh, August 8
A majority of councillors highlighted the poor condition of roads and sanitation in their respective wards during question hour at the start of the general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation today.

No happy ending to this love story
Chandigarh, August 8
Their love story did not have the usual happy ending. A 17 -year- old girl was today separated from her beau-turned-husband on the order of the Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ms. Ritu Behl.

Press report triggers off inquiry orders
Kharar, August 8
Dr S.S. Dhanoa, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Kharar, has ordered an inquiry into a news item published in two Hindi dailies today in which an allegation has been levelled that a new-born female child had died in June this year, when an injection which was meant for the child’s mother was negligently administered to the baby, when she was admitted in the hospital.

No ‘entry tax’ for defence personnel
Chandigarh, August 8
Serving or retired defence personnel buying vehicles from outside Chandigarh will not have to pay entry tax for getting their vehicles registered at Chandigarh.

Cops should not return medals: CM
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, said today that the police was a disciplined force and its officials would not resort to action like returning President’s Police Medal. He was replying to a question asked in this connection at a press conference.

Tribune employee beaten up
Chandigarh, August 8
An employee of The Tribune Trust, Mr Avdesh Kumar , was reportedly bashed up by a conductor of a CTU bus this afternoon.
According to the information available, Mr Kumar had boarded a CTU bus ( CH-01G- 5725) this afternoon from the PGI bus stop. When he approached the conductor of the bus to buy tickets, the latter asked him to give him change instead of a Rs 50 note.

PUDA auctions 16 SCF sites
SAS Nagar, August 8
In an open auction of commercial sites in the town, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today earned over Rs 6 crore. Of the total 17 showroom-cum-flat sites put under hammer, 16 sites were sold. A corner site with an area of 123.75 sq yard and a reserve price of Rs 34.62 lakh was withdrawn as there were few bidders.

‘Give interest free loans to rehriwalas’
Chandigarh, August 8
Mr Ram Chander Paswan, MP and general secretary of the Lok Jan Shakti Party, today demanded that the right to work should be made a fundamental right.


2 held for cheating banks
SAS Nagar, August 8
A three-year-old case of two persons cheating two local banks of over Rs 5 lakh has been solved with the local police arresting the two from a house in sector 45, Chandigarh. The two had got a loan of Rs 3.75 lakh passed in 1998 on the basis of stolen Indira Vikas Patras and National Saving Certificates.

Gold jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, August 8
Gold jewellery worth thousands was stolen from the Sector 23 residence of Mr Hukmi Chand yesterday.
According to the information available, the incident took place between 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. The miscreant(s) reportedly broke open the lock of the door and decamped with the jewellery and other valuables. A case under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC has been registered.

Woman tortured for dowry
Kharar, August 8
The police has booked a man, his mother-in-law, and sister-in-law under Sections 406, 498-A, 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC on the complaint lodged by Ms Rupinder Kaur, today.

Contract killing accused remanded
Chandigarh, August 8
Sant Kumar, a co-accused in a contract killing case, was sent to judicial remand for 14 days and the other two accused, Ashok and Bittu, were sent to two-day police remand by a local court here today.

One arrested on theft charge
Chandigarh, August 8
A resident of Cuttack was arrested from the ISBT, Sector 17, on the charge of stealing the luggage of a fellow passenger in a bus after serving him biscuits laced with a sedative.


Of monkeys, snakes and pigs
For the 200 residents of the Panjab University’s Hostel Number 6 for boys, their hostel is the best in the university “inspite of the problems that we have”. Their problems are also different from those of other hostels.

DPI, principals invited to Kalagram
Chandigarh, August 8
The UT, Director Public Instructions (Schools) and District Education Officer along with 65 principals of government high schools and senior secondary schools were invited to Kalagram by the Director, North Zone Cultural Centre, Mr R.T. Jindal. The principals were apprised of various activities of the Centre .

Boys’ expulsion sparks off debate
Chandigarh, August 8
For the past three days, after Ajay, Sahil and Kartik were expelled from Sector 22 Shishu Niketan for urinating in a polythene bag in the classroom, a debate of sorts is going on all over the city. Residents are talking about the incident which took place on Monday morning.

Now girls too can join DAV-10
Chandigarh, August 8
Traditionally a male bastion, the local DAV College has opened a new chapter by offering admission to girls in postgraduate classes.

Classrooms unfit for students
As the rains come, the students of Government Primary School in Jandpur village sit outside their classrooms or all the 80 students have to be huddled in one room. The roofs of the other two rooms leak heavily and are in danger of collapsing any time.


GJU directed to hold fresh CEET on Aug 26
Chandigarh, August 8
Directing Guru Jambheshwar University at Hisar and other respondents to conduct the entrance examination for admitting students to engineering colleges in the state of Haryana on August 26, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked them to declare the result on August 31 and start the counselling process from September 5.

Railways taken to task for delay
Chandigarh, August 8
Taking serious note of the harassment suffered by commuters due to the negligence and deficiency in services shown by railways authorities, the UT Consumer Court has directed the Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railways, New Delhi to pay compensation and refund the tickets of a city resident.


On a mission to preserve heritage
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi is on a mission to preserve the traditional heritage for the future generations. At least that is what appeared after a casual glance at the programme list for the current year, which the Akademi released at Punjab Kala Bhawan premises here this morning.


Third delivery likely to cost more at General Hospital
Chandigarh, August 8
The UT Health Department has an innovative proposal up its sleeve to curb population explosives. The General Hospital, Sector 16, which carries out more deliveries per year than the PGI, GMCH, Sector 32 and private nursing homes and institutions put together has struck upon a bright idea to charge all those having a third child more than the first and the second delivery as a move to encourage the family planning campaign.

Another cholera case reported in city
Chandigarh, August 8
Another cholera case was reported in the city today. The patient has been admitted to the General Hospital, Sector 16.


Suruchi ChandelSuruchi holds promise in skating
Chandigarh, August 8
Suruchi Chandel, at 13 years of age, has swiftly moved upwards on the ranking of the skatinggraph of Haryana. She is now in the final camp for the selection of Indian roller skating team which is going to be held here from August 10. The class-VIII girl is a student of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula. She said, “It was last year when my game began showing signs of improvement”.


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