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Car crushes two morning walkers
to death

Rams into tree; driver succumbs to injuries; HCS officer among eight hurt
Panchkula, July 4
Two morning walkers, Sudershan Garg and Radha Dutt, were crushed to death while the former’s husband, HCS officer R.K. Garg, was seriously injured when they were run over by a car carrying a marriage party. 

A relative of one of the victims, Ranjit Singh, examines the mangled remains of the car
A relative of one of the victims, Ranjit Singh, examines the mangled remains of the car that ran into three morning walkers near Topiary Park (right); one of the injured persons, HCS officer R.K. Garg, being treated at General Hospital, Panchkula, on Friday. 
— Tribune photos Manoj Mahajan


Second cholera case from Balongi village
Chandigarh, July 4
Geeta, a 25-year-old woman from Balongi village, SAS Nagar, who was admitted to the Government College Medical and Hospital here yesterday morning, has been found to be suffering from cholera. 

Dengue carrier mosquito detected
Chandigarh, July 4
Even before the city could have heaved a sigh of relief about cholera, the fear of dengue is looming large with mosquitoes causing the fatal fever having been detected in the city.

SDM office gears up for change in RCs
SAS Nagar, July 4
The SDM’s office here has geared up to deal with the rush of local residents wanting to get their addresses changed in the registration certificates of their vehicles registered in Chandigarh. 

Police was on Garry’s trail
Chandigarh, July 4
 Gurpreet Singh, alias Garry The Chandigarh traffic police has already been on the look out for the driver of the white-coloured Maruti Zen car (CH-01-T-2478), reported by belonging to Gurpreet Singh, alias Garry, a 20-year-old son of an official driver of the UT Administrator and the Punjab Governor, who was arrested by the crime branch while “selling” a fake permission sticker for the use of a black film on car window and to use a red beacon light.

Health Dept ‘ignores’ migrants
Only 2 doctors for 40,000 persons
Chandigarh, July 4
The UT Health Department might boast of providing the best medical facilities to its residents, but when it comes to caring for migrant population, the figures present an altogether different story.

Punjab proposes to probe Ranbaxy fire
Chandigarh, July 4
Admitting that it was mandatory for the state government to probe the cause of major industrial disasters, the Punjab Government has proposed to conduct an independent inquiry into the cause of fire in Ranbaxy Laboratories Private Limited, SAS Nagar.



Plan to spruce up Sector 35 markets
Chandigarh, July 4
The markets of Sector 35 C and D, the largest in southern sectors with the highest concentration of jewellery shops, are going to get a facelift with the Municipal Corporation and MP Pawan Bansal joining hands to contribute Rs 18 lakh and Rs 12 lakh, respectively, for the purpose.

‘Safeguard interests of safai karamcharis’
Chandigarh, July 4
The National Commission of Safai Karamcharis yesterday directed the PGI and the Government Medical College and Hospital administration to constitute committees, to ensure that contractual safai karamcharis, engaged by the private contractor were given provident fund.

Issue licences after thorough testing
propos news report “ Police drive against under-age drivers” (June 24). A lot of hue and cry has been raised by the media after a rickshaw-puller died after being hit by a car allegedly driven by a minor, resulting in the police drive against under-age drivers, particularly school going children.

15,000 carpenters rendered jobless after demolition
Chandigarh, July 4
Thousands of city residents today lined up in the partially demolished furniture market situated on the SAS Nagar-Chandigarh border with the hope of buying furniture at reduced prices.

Residents in panic over demolition
Chandigarh, July 4
For five-year-old Ajay, the activities taking place around him were beyond his comprehension as his father and elder brother were busy transporting major household items to a nearby village.

Illegal constructions demolished
Chandigarh, July 4
The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Housing Board today demolished illegal constructions and removed all types of encroachments from V-3 roads on government land in Sectors-39, 40 and 41.

Blindfolded Shankar leaves residents awestruck
Chandigarh, July 4
Magician Samrat Shankar drives blindfolded on a motor cycle Thundering applaud of enthusiastic residents drowned the constant roar of engines as master magician Samrat Shankar zipped down the city roads, and history, on a motorbike, blindfolded.

Magician Samrat Shankar drives blindfolded on a motor cycle in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

12,000 saplings to be planted
SAS Nagar, July 4
Before the monsoon end, Mohali will be a much greener place to live in. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority will be planting over 12,000 trees in SAS Nagar as part of a major greening drive undertaken by the authority on orders from the Punjab government.

Signals make it a memorable evening
Chandigarh, July 4
For retired Signals officers and their families, comprising Mercury Circle, it was a memorable evening as they got together for a social evening at the Defence Service Officers’ Institute in Sector 36 yesterday.

Plots for Janata Kumhar Colony oustees
Chandigarh, July 4
Eleven hundred plots will be ready for allotment to eligible oustees of Janata Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, by July 15.



Suicide case: truckers get clean chit
SAS Nagar, July 4
Certain office-bearers of the Truck Union, SAS Nagar, have reportedly been given a clean chit by the SP (Detective) in connection with the death of a union member. Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Phase V, had committed suicide in March.

Youth arrested on theft charges
Chandigarh, July 4
A 19-year-old youth of Mauli Jagran has been arrested by the Chandigarh Police on the charge of being involved in several cases of theft in the past few months in the city. At least two stolen scooties, a kinetic Honda scooter and an LPG cylinder were recovered from his possession.


State Bank of India launches e-Pay for paying bills
Chandigarh, July 4
Customers of the State Bank of India in the city would not have to stand in queues any more to deposit their electricity and telephone bills as the bank has launched e-Pay service for its customers. It would enable the customers to deposit their bills by giving standing instructions to the branch or to pay the bill through the Internet after checking their bills.

Hike conversion charges: hotel union
Chandigarh, July 4
The Hotel Association of Chandigarh has urged the Administration to either withdraw the notification allowing guest houses\ hotels into general business with nominal conversion charges or enhance the conversion charges and bring them on a par with the recently charged conversion fee to make it a level playing field for the hotel industry in the city.



UT ‘flouts’ rules in lecturers’ recruitment
Chandigarh, July 4
Members of the UT Chandigarh Government Lecturers Welfare Forum have, in a representation to the Administrator, alleged that the Education Department has in gross violation of the recruitment rules selected lecturers on deputation in various government colleges of the city.

PU exam system needs fresh look
Chandigarh, July 4
Despite a marked improvement in the time schedule of declaring the results of the annual examinations this year, there are several chinks left in the Panjab University examination wing.

Varsity admn’s loose ends to be tied up: Pathak
Chandigarh, July 4
Tying up the loose ends in the university administration, particularly the examination wing, tops the agenda of Prof K.N.Pathak, who has been given an extension of three years in his term as the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University.

Cinemas roped in for literacy campaign
Chandigarh, July 4
The Adult Education Department, UT, has decided to go the National Literacy Mission way by inspiring its adult literacy campaign with fresh life. Shedding routine strategies adopted to spread literacy awareness in the city until now, the department has struck upon a novel idea, whereby it will use all the six cinema houses of the city for its literacy awareness project.

Science admissions close in 6 schools
Chandigarh, July 4
Admissions to the science stream closed in three more government schools on the third day of the centralised admissions going on at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

PGI nursing students stage dharna
Chandigarh, July 4
Facing problem in obtaining their leaving certificates from PGI’s National Institute of Nursing Education, 40 nursing students today staged a dharna outside the office of the Director, Prof S.K. Sharma.

Interview dates for PU admissions
Chandigarh, July 4

Interviews for admission to MSc I (human genomics) will be held on July 8 in the pharmaceutical extension block of Panjab University.

PU to hold exam again
Chandigarh, July 4
Panjab University has cancelled Paper II (Office Management and Secretarial Practice: Shorthand I) in the Certificate course of Office Management and Secretarial Practice conducted earlier on May 30, an official press note said here today.


Golden Forest case: HC fixes remuneration
Chandigarh, July 4
Mr Justice Hemant Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed remuneration of the Provisional Liquidator in the Golden Forest case. Though the proceedings took place in a closed court room, counsel for the parties confirmed the information.

'Aunty' remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, July 4
Kamlesh, alias Kiran aunty, alias 'mummy ji', who was arrested for allegedly running a call girl racket was remanded in judicial custody till July 18 by a local court today.

Special Lok Adalat today
Chandigarh, July 4
A Special Lok Adalat will be organised on the premises of State Legal Services Authority, Sector 9, Chandigarh, tomorrow. Cases pertaining to Punjab National Bank, Chandigarh, will be settled.



Train parents of autistic children: experts 
Chandigarh, July 4
In the absence of enough schools and professionals to take care of autistic children in India, it is only through ‘parent empowerment’ that proper care can be given to those suffering from such social and behavioural disorders.

MC destroys unhygienic food items
Chandigarh July 4
The Municipal Corporation is taking steps to ensure the implementation of the Epidemic Diseases Act and check the spread of water-borne diseases in the city. Raids are being conducted and all food items exposed to flies and dust and kept under unhygienic conditions are being destroyed.

Red Cross camp for rural students
Chandigarh, July 4
Twentytwo students belonging to remote villages in Fatehgarh Sahib district were told about the Red Cross movement, health, hygiene and first aid during a junior Red Cross camp which concluded at the Red Cross Regional Training Centre here today.



Table tennis hall of fame
Chandigarh, July 4
Ever since the city got its first exclusive table tennis hall in Sector 23, a lot of activity is going on boosting this sport. In the past seven years, this hall has played host to a junior national meet, two All-India Civil Services meets, three national women sports festivals and an all-India Bank employees meet besides various other state-level meets.

Isha, Alipt to clash in tennis final
Chandigarh, July 4
Isha Toor, a trainee at the Total Tennis Academy and a student of Bhavan Vidyalya, once again proved her supremacy when she entered the final of the under-18 singles section of the Fort St Soldier’s Total Tennis championship, which entered the penultimate day here today at Sector 16, Panchkula. Isha will meet another Chandigarh girl and her schoolmate, Alipt Sandhu.


Notices issued to shopkeepers
Chandigarh, July 4
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, has issued notices to 97 shopkeepers in Sectors 17 and 22 for removing violations of the advertisement control order within 10 days.

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