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CBSE cancels results of 21 in answersheet scam
Chandigarh, July 9
The Central Board of Secondary Examination has cancelled the results of 21 students of Class XII in a year-old case of tampering with answer sheets. Last year, the Chandigarh Police had found that the students had paid money to members of an organised gang to improve their performance.

Monsoon arrives with a bang
Trees uprooted; power supply hit
Chandigarh, July 9
The monsoon has arrived with a literal thump. The heavy rains and high-velocity winds that lashed the city and its adjoining areas late last night left their mark on city roads in the form of uprooted trees.
High-velocity winds wreaked havoc, uprooting trees at several places in Chandigarh, on Thursday night.
High-velocity winds wreaked havoc, uprooting trees at several places in Chandigarh, on Thursday night. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



Harpreet SinghPEC graduate’s quest for alternative fuel
Chandigarh, July 9
City scientist Harpreet Singh, now settled in the US, is zipping up the fast track of research. He, along with other scientists, are engrossed in preparing alternative fuel. If things go their way, the fuel will be available in another five to seven years.

PGI officials ‘come to blows’
Chandigarh, July 9
The PGI Deputy Director Administration, Ms Meeta Rajiv Lochhan, and the Law Officer, Mr Tejinder Singh Bagga, allegedly assaulted each other today after arguing over the routing of official files to the PGI Director’s office.

Decide Sahgal case in 7 days, GCM told
Chandigarh, July 9
The Delhi High Court has directed the General Court Martial trying Col Anil Sahgal on charges of corruption in the Tehelka case to take a decision within seven days on the accused’s plea that his GCM be adjourned in the wake of the decision of another GCM trying Major-.Gen P.S.K. Choudhary on similar charges in the same case that the case has become time-barred for trial.

Protest marks demolition in slum
Chandigarh, July 9
A team of the Chandigarh Administration today got vacated prime land worth crores from illegal occupation of slum dwellers in colony number IV, Industrial Area, Phase 1, here.

Demolition in progress at colony number IV in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Demolition in progress at colony number IV in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh

PTL staff bus rams into power transformers
Panchkula, July 9
Twenty-five employees of Punjab Tractors Limited, Mohali, had a providential escape when a bus ferrying them to the factory ran into two electricity transformers this morning.

A transformer that was damaged when a bus ferrying employees of Punjab Tractors Limited hit it in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Friday morning. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

A transformer that was damaged when a bus ferrying employees of Punjab Tractors Limited hit it in Sector 12, Panchkula

Villagers allege wire theft by power staff
Chandigarh, July 9
Agitated residents of Jhumru village, near Sector 47, today got around six metres of stolen wire recovered from a scrap dealer who had allegedly bought it from three unidentified Electricity Department employees only an hour before.

Power upgrade project stalled again
Panchkula, July 9
Just as Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam officials were about to install a second 100-MVA transformer at the Ramgarh- Madanpur sub-station, the existing transformer developed a technical snag. This led to a major setback to the authorities, who were planning to upgrade power transmission system by installing the new transformer.

Panchkula Diary
Doctors arriving late not allowed to mark presence
Panchkula, July 9
A three-member team of the Administrative Reforms Department today carried a surprise check at the General Hospital, Sector 6. As many as three doctors were not present at the hospital when the team reached here at 8 am.

  • Vigil against cholera

  • Cultural function

Labourer dies of excessive drinking
Chandigarh, July 9
A migrant labour died last night in Hallomajra of excessive drinking. His body was recovered from near the gurdwara of the village.

Train run extended
Chandigarh, July 9
The Northern Railways has extended the run of the 0403/0404 New Delhi-Jammu Tawi-New Delhi summer special train till August 15.

Lecture on human values for cops
Chandigarh , July 9
Ill-gotten money and materialistic possessions could not be enjoyed as those who hanker after these, generally get inflicted by diseases.


Mystery shrouds death of woman
Panchkula, July 9
Mystery shrouds the death of a 20-year-old woman, Raksha Devi, at the General Hospital here. The woman was brought to the hospital by her husband and her in-laws from village Tibbi, near Ramgar, this morning.

  • House burgled

  • Buffaloes electrocuted

Booked for presenting fake currency to RBI
Chandigarh, July 9
An employee of the Jalandhar-based Ess Ess Pharmaceuticals has been booked for allegedly supplying fake currency notes to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


Market not clear on prices of PCs, cellphones
Chandigarh, July 9
Even as Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram announces 16 per cent exemption on excise duty on computers and a reduction in the excise duty on the components of mobile handsets, the market is not clear as to what exactly will be the fall in the prices of computers and mobile handsets.

Students opt for vocational courses
Chandigarh, July 9
There is a high demand for vocational courses in IT, ophthalmology, lab technician and electronics, during admissions to Class XI in government schools.


Printing of books: education board staff hold rally
Mohali, July 9
The Universities and Education Board Employees Federation, Punjab and Chandigarh, condemned the decision of the Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan Authority and the Social Welfare Department of getting the books, which were purchased from the Punjab School Education Board, printed at their own level, at a rally held here today.


Drive against cholera continues
Chandigarh, July 9
The health department today continued the prevention and control measures for cholera in the affected areas of labour colony no 5 in Sector 50 here. Joint sampling of water and collection of stool swabs was carried out in collaboration with a special team deployed by the department of microbiology of the PGI.


Puneet, Megha win TT titles
Chandigarh, July 9
Puneet Kumar of DPS, Sector 40, and Meghna of DAV Public School, Sector 8, won the cadet boys and cadet girls singles, respectively, in the 10th Bhavan Hawk’s Chandigarh State Table Tennis Tournament which began at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, here today. The three-day tournament is being organised by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, under the aegis of the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association.


Mayor orders repair of roads
Chandigarh, July 9
The Mayor, Ms Kamlesh, and the Municipal Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, visited Sector 35 and 36 today to assess the condition of the roads in the area. Looking at the pot-holes and patches on the roads, the Mayor ordered the immediate repair of the roads to the officials concerned.

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