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120 examined at health camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 30
The Rotaract Club of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in association with the Rotary and Inner Wheel Chandigarh Central conducted a medical camp for class IV hostel employees of the college, here today.

Around 120 employees were examined for diseases like tuberculosis with club bearing the medical expenses of the patients. During the follow-up treatment, medicines would be provided free of cost at the college dispensary to ailing workers. Doctors from a clinic in Sector 19 assisted in the camp.

The club also plans to organise a free eye and dental check-up, and hepatitis-B vaccination camp for workers soon.

The club has also decided to aid the college crèche for poor children by providing free winter uniforms.

Besides, the club also planted around 250 saplings on the college campus on August 28 as part of the week-long “Go Green” tree plantation drive, which aimed at planting more than 1,000 saplings. Volunteers from the NSS unit of the college, headed by Dr M.L. Gupta, assisted in the drive.



Dev Samaj, New Public in final
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 30
IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, will take on New Public School, Sector 18, in the final of the girls’ section of the 5th Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament played at SD Public School, Sector 32, here today.

In the boys’ section, the teams which surged ahead were PML SD Public School, Sector 32, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, and New Public School, Sector 18.

Results: girls: semi-final: ISDSSS-21 b Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, (49-22). Sumeet 28, Chandni six, Rimpy eight, Meena five and Meenakshi two. NPS-18 b Sacred Heart School (52-12). Gurjeet 12, Pinku 10, Sonika six.

Boys: PMLSDP-32 b GMSSS-33 (59-40). Ravinder 18, Binney 12, Harkiran six, Vikram five. DAVSSS-8 b Shishu Niketan-22 (42-15). Dharinder eight, Sukhpal six, Gurvinder six and Supreet seven. SPS-41 b Guru Harkishan Public School, Sector 38, (43-08). Ved Kant 11, Satwinderjit 10, Gursimran eight. NPS-8 b St John’s-26 (41-07). Akshya 16, Navraj six, Navdeep six, Abhit four and Nikhil four.

Football meet: Boys of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, secured second place in the All-India IPSC under-14 football tournament which concluded at Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehra Dun, on August 27. In this meet, 16 public school teams from all over India took part.

Cricket tourney: United India XI downed Namrata Marketing Agency XI by four wickets in the Second United India Cup Inter-Institutional League Cricket Tournament at Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula. Rajesh Vaid claimed three wickets for 13 runs and scored 32 runs.

Brief scores: Namrata MA XI: 122 runs all out (Amit Sharma 44, Ritesh Puri 30, Narinder Kwatra 3 for 15, Rajesh Vaid 3 for 23, NK Sidhu 2 for eight, Raj Kumar 2 for 12).

United India XI: 126 runs for six (Anil Chaudhry 36, Rajesh Vaid 32, Amarjit Kumar 26, Sanjeev Messey 24 n.o., Samrat 3 for 16, Arvind Bhardwaj 3 for 12).

In the second league match, Mount Cable XI beat Haryana Tourism XI by 35 runs.

Brief scores: Mount Cable: 133 runs for four (Deepinder 42, Arun Sethi 28, Uday 30, Gurdeep Rana 21, Pankaj 2 for 24).

Haryana Tourism: 98 runs all out (Subir Negi 34, Arun 30, Raj Kumar 5 for 16, Gurdeep Rana 3 for 19, Manvinder Singh 2 for 20). In the third tie, Nestle India XI beat New India, Ludhiana by six wickets.



Admn move on GPA decried
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 30
A move by the UT Administration to do away with general power of attorney (GPA) with regard to the sale and purchase of houses and flats by group housing societies has come in for criticism.

A meeting of the executive of the Samadhaan held here today termed the move as “flawed, illogical and illegal”. The meeting pointed out that irrational taxation and unjustified “anti-people” policies which aimed only at maximising revenue earning led to non-compliance and evasion. The bureaucratic set up, which did not care much about a democratic body like the Municipal Corporation, had always been found wanting when it came to evolving people-friendly policies.

“Nothing but a simplified transfer policy for all properties is the need of the hour. Open transfer policy will open new vistas of development and earn more revenue for the Administration”, the meeting emphasised.

The meeting demanded immediate withdrawal of the “unjustified order” and urged the Administration to come up with a simplified transfer policy in respect of all non-transferable properties.



E-governance project to take off on Sept 3
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 30
At last the much-awaited “e-governance” project of the Chandigarh Administration is all set take off on September 3. The UT Administrator will open the services in three places where works of various department will be carried out.

Totally computerised offices where multipurpose work will be handled are being set up at three locations across the city to collect various taxes, levies and bills, to issue bus passes and birth and death certificates.

Six more centres will be ready by October 1. The offices will be known as Sampark Centres. Public dealing in these departments will be carried out at the new locations.

Price Waterhouse Cooper, consultants of the Administration, had suggested that such e-governance centres were must to save time.

Computers installed at these centres have been connected through the optic fibre network. These centres will reduce the time taken to travel to various offices and take the functioning of the Administration to the people’s doorstep.

Bill collection centres of the engineering wing have been refurbished to house Sampark Centres.

The Administration has already carried out a mass training campaign for employees.



PUDA gives Rs 1.5 cr for works at Mohali, Kapurthala
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 30
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today released of a sum of Rs 1.5 crore for development works at Mohali and Kapurthala Urban Estates. The amount was released to lay an additional storm sewer at Mohali and an outfall sewer at the Urban Estate, Kapurthala.

While work pertaining to the outfall sewer at Kapurthala would be carried out by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, laying of additional storm sewer at Mohali would be assigned to the Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Patiala.

PUDA aims to give relief to Phase V residents who suffer each year due to inundation of rainwater during the monsoons. A sum of Rs 50 lakh would be released for the laying of an additional storm sewer here. The amount has been released against an estimated cost of Rs 72.00 lakh.

Earlier, the Chief Secretary, Punjab, had directed PUDA to provide funds for the additional storm sewer to be laid between Phase V and Patiala ki Rao choe and assign the work to the Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Patiala.

The scope of the work included laying RCC pipe sewer and bricks circular. The time period stipulated for the completion of the work is nine months.

The sewerage system of the Urban Estate, Kapurthala, will be connected to the existing outfall sewer in Kapurthala town.

At present temporary pumping arrangements have been made to dispose off sewage of this Urban Estate. 


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