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MCC in financial mess
Employees may not get salaries
Chandigarh, August 30
Employees of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) may find it difficult to get their salaries with the MCC falling short of Rs 9 crore in the non-Plan head for August and September.

Janmashtami lights make  the day
Chandigarh, August 30
“Hare Krishna, hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, hare, hare” — incessant chants of enthusiastic devotees filled the air as Janmashtami was celebrated in the city with fervour.
DEVOTIONAL TIES: This tiny tot may be too innocent to realise the importance of Janmashtami, but is happy, nevertheless, as his mother helps him rock the cradle of Lord Krishna in a Sector 46 temple in Chandigarh on Friday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


New transport system to reduce travel time
Chandigarh, August 30
The Chandigarh Administration is studying a unique public transport system to operate local buses. Submitted by two city youths, the idea seemed to be workable, sources said. If it is implemented, the travel time between two destinations will be reduced drastically.

Gender discrimination in Burail jail?
Chandigarh, August 30
At least 25 women, detained under various offences in Model Burail Jail here, are being discriminated against. Confined in hell holes, with little space and poor facilities as compared to their male counterparts, they have been bearing the brunt of official apathy. The problem has become more serious as six children, forced to accompany their mothers in these congested barracks , are spending the formative years of their life behind the bars.

Who was the girl with ‘rape’ victim?
Chandigarh, August 30
Who was the second girl accompanying the alleged victim and the eyewitness-turned-suspect in the infamous Shimla girl rape case ? The Chandigarh police seems to be least interested in knowing the whereabouts of the girl who could prove to be another crucial eyewitness to the entire plot.


Pkl-UT alternative road link: 3 options
Panchkula, August 30
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has zeroed in on three possible ways to create an alternative link between Panchkula and Chandigarh through the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, after a three-member committee led by the HUDA, Administrator, (Panchkula), Mr Arun Kumar Gupta, surveyed the area yesterday.

Cong demands CBI inquiry into Mahajan’s land deal
Chandigarh, August 30
Criticised for ‘’influencing’’ officials to get its leaders a piece of land for a school, the Congress today hit back at the BJP accusing its local unit president, Mr Yashpal Mahajan, of getting a piece of land in Dera Bassi worth Rs 50 crore for just Rs 6.4 lakh on a ‘’promise of a plum appointment.’’

BJP sets up panel for kin of drowned kids
Chandigarh, August 30
The BJP today set up a panel of six lawyers to provide free legal advice to the families of three drowned children for getting them compensation from the Municipal Corporation or the Chandigarh Administration.

MC Councillors stage dharna against ‘corruption’
SAS Nagar, August 30
Councillors opposed to the ruling group in the Municipal Council staged a dharna here yesterday in protest against alleged corruption in the civic body. The councillors — Mr Manjeet Singh, Mr Amrik Singh Mr Manmohan Singh Langh, Mr Manjeet Singh Sethi, Mrs Manmohan Kaur, Mrs Harbans Kaur, Mr S.S. Patwari and Mr Amrik Singh Mohali — raised slogans against the president.

Superstitions check gift of vision
Chandigarh, august 30
Thanks to a Sri Lankan belief that donating one’s eyes ensures a place in heaven, many persons in our country are able to get the gift of vision, because marred by superstition, Indians still believe that a person who donates his eyes is born blind in the next life.


Inter-state gang of auto-lifters busted
Chandigarh, August 30
At least five cases of car thefts in the city have been solved with the arrest of five members of an inter-state gang of auto-lifters by the Punjab police. 

An auto-lifter, Deepak, who was brought by the Chandigarh police on a production warrant from Jalandhar on Friday.  — A Tribune photograph
An auto-lifter, Deepak, who was brought by the Chandigarh police

Rs 38,000 stolen from Sector 11 SCF
Chandigarh, August 30
Two vehicles and Rs 38,000 were stolen in three incidents of theft in the city during the past 48 hours. According to information available, Rs 38,000 was stolen from an SCF in Sector 11 on the night of August 28. The burglars broke the lock of the SCF. A case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC has been registered.


Training programme on personal growth
Chandigarh, August 30
Top executives from multinational and national organisations participated in a two-day training programme on “Personal growth” organised by the National Institute of Personnel Management’s Punjab chapter.


PU entrance test for PhD on November 3
Chandigarh, August 30
Giving a final shape to the new academic drive, Panjab University will conduct an entrance examination for entry into PhD courses from the current academic session onwards. The entrance examination will be held on November 3.

Eco clubs struggle to survive
Chandigarh, August 30
With ‘green education’ becoming the buzz word everywhere, it is time to take notice of the sorry state of ecological clubs in government schools. After implementation of the National Green Corp a year back, about 100 such clubs had mushroomed in various schools of the city, but they are still in the infancy stage.

One year of excellence
Chandigarh, August 30
The state-of-the-art SPIC-Microsoft facility in the Sector 12 Punjab Engineering College, has completed one year of existence and developed a number of e-governance software in the past one year.

Karnataka students hurt  as bus overturns
Chandigarh, August 30
It was a close shave with death for students of Agriculture College, Shimoga, Karnataka, when the bus in which they were travelling overturned near Naraingarh yesterday morning. The students were travelling from Delhi to Shimla when the mishap took place.

Students of Agriculture College, Shimoga, Karnataka, who were injured when the bus in which they were travelling overturned near Naraingarh, in Ambala. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Agriculture College, Shimoga, Karnataka, who were injured when the bus in which they were travelling overturned

CBSE awards for two DAV principals
Chandigarh, August 30
It was a proud moment for principals of two DAV schools of the city when they received intimation of having won the annual CBSE award this year, declared a week before the Teachers’ Day in accordance with the convention.


Judicial remand for Kang, 3 others
Chandigarh, August 30
Four students of Panjab University, including the president of the Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU), Malwinder Singh, who have been arrested by the UT police in a case of attempt to murder, were remanded in judicial custody yesterday. They were produced in the court of the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Jaswinder Singh, who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days.

Notices to Admn, school on land
Chandigarh, August 30
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice G.S. Singhvi and Ms Justice Kiran Anand Lall yesterday issued notice to the Chandigarh Administration and Delhi Public School, besides other respondents, for October 17 on a petition filed by the Shivalik Education Society of Sector 41 seeking the quashing of allotment made in favour of Heritage Education Society.


Rahul Bose’s film bares life, frame by frame
Chandigarh, August 30
As one watched debutante director Rahul Bose’s ‘Everybody says I’m fine’ (ESIF) play at Kiran cinema this morning, one knew exactly why the film had risen to be the first Indian English film to have been picked by an American distribution company, Panorama Entertainment, New York.



24-bed gynae ward for General Hospital
Chandigarh, August 30
If waiting in unending queues for private rooms in government health institutes is too much for you, or you find private nursing homes and laboratories too expensive, here is good news for you. The UT Health Department has decided to set up another gynae ward in Sector 16 General Hospital.


Sadhika, Rajan win TT titles
Chandigarh, August 30
Sadhika Kaushal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, in cadet girls section while Rajan Mohindra of DAV Public School, Sector 8, in cadet boys section emerged winners in the IInd Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament being organised by New Public School under the aegis of the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association here at Sector 23 TT hall.

NPS-18 cagers win
Chandigarh, August 30
In a boys league match of the Chandigarh Youth Basketball Championship (under-16), held at New Public School, Sector 18 , cagers of New Public School defeated St Anne’s School, Sector 32, by 45 -6. This was the second time that Youth Basketball Championship is being held at New Public School.
Cagers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18 and St Anne’s School, Sector 32, in action in the Chandigarh Youth Basketball Championship on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Cagers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18 and St Anne’s School, Sector 32


MCC earns  6.36 cr from site auction
Chandigarh, August 30
The Municipal Corporation earned Rs 6.36 crore from the sale of around one-fourth of 168 commercial sites put on auction. The sale of property of only 44 sites drew a lukewarm response considering the MC decision to reduce the reserved price by 20 per cent.


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