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MC suspends munshi, repatriates JE
To probe incident of woman falling into manhole
Chandigarh, August 17
Taking serious note of the drowning of a woman constable into the manhole of a sewerage line in Sector 30 along Dakshin Marg last night, the Municipal Corporation, has suspended a munshi and repatriated a junior engineer to his parent state.

The body of Jaswinder Kaur, constable of the Chandigarh Police, who was drowned in an uncovered manhole of a sewerage line nearby Sector 30/32, at the General Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph
The body of Jaswinder Kaur, constable of the Chandigarh Police, who was drowned in an uncovered manhole of a sewerage line


Grieving kin face apathy
Chandigarh, August 17
The Administration’s apathy and indifference — that’s what was revealed by Constable Jaswinder Kaur’s death to her grieving family. A day after she walked into death in Sector 30, her family today had to struggle for the post-mortem examination.

Deathtraps dot city
Chandigarh, August 17
Gaping manholes, dug-up trenches and naked live wires — Chandigarh is full of deathtraps. Be it the congested Sector 20, or the posh Sector 11, the next step can lead you to death, if you do not look before you walk.

Open manholes, trenches, naked wires

Open stormwater drains, naked electric wires and uncovered gutters in Sectors 20, 29, 30, 31 and 32 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photos by Karam Singh

Milkmen stage protest
It’s uncalled for, says Verka plant
Mohali, August 17
Milk sellers from the town and surrounding areas staged a demonstration in front of the milk plant here today in protest against what they described as Milkfed’s “vilification campaign” against them.

A milkman reaches the Verka milk plant, Mohali, to attend a dharna by milkmen on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

A milkman reaches the Verka milk plant, Mohali, to attend a dharna by milkmen

Sec 8 firm booked under Section 420
Chandigarh, August 17
The local police has registered a case of cheating against a Sector 8 firm which duped people of crores of rupees on the pretext of getting them a job in computer-based companies.

Europeans leaving cities, shifting to rural areas
Chandigarh, August 17
In European countries people are preferring to leave cities and move to rural areas to settle down. “They are buying peace and silence away from the hectic city life,” said Prof Laurent Van Depoele while describing the social shift. He is in the study group for European policies and presently visiting Chandigarh along with his colleague, Prof Frank Delmartino.
Prof Frank Delmartino
Prof Frank Delmartino
Prof Laurent Van Depoele
Prof Laurent Van Depoele

’84 riots: SAD seeks benefits for kin of defence personnel
Chandigarh, August 17
The Shiromani Akali Dal has demanded that the government grant full-service benefits to next of kin of defence personnel who were killed during the 1884 riots while traveling on duty. The SAD has also demanded that they be treated as martyrs.


PUDA earns 65.33 cr from auction
Mohali, August 17
Setting a new record of sorts, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority today earned Rs 65.33 crore from the auction of six school sites in the township. While two of these sites were grabbed by societies already running schools in the area, the rest of the sites were taken by newly formed societies.

Passengers suffer as busmen stage protest
Mohali, August 17
Hundreds of passengers had to slog it out in the hot, humid weather here today following a dispute between employees of Punjab Roadways and the Chandigarh Administration over the entry of buses into the bus stand in the Union Territory.

MC to set up 3 more safai kendras
Chandigarh, August 17
Encouraged by the response to the ‘garbage bins-free sector scheme’ of disposal of garbage and horticulture wastes at the designated places in various sectors, the Municipal Corporation is extending sehaj safai kendras to sector 4, Sector 29 and Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra from August 22.

Josan plants sapling at Press Club
Chandigarh, August 17
The Punjab Minister of State for Forests and Wild Life, Mr Hans Raj Josan, today planted a sapling at the Press Club here today. He was accompanied by Mr A.S. Dogra, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, and other officers of his department. Later, he also spoke to mediapersons.

Hawara’s counsel denied vehicle entry into jail
Chandigarh, August 17
In an apparent act of high-handedness, the Model Burail Jail authorities today allegedly denied entry into the jail complex the vehicles of Mr A.S Chahal and Mr Arvind Thakur, defence counsel of Jagtar Singh Hawara, BKI chief and main accused in the Beant Singh assassination case.

Murder suspect’s son rendered “homeless”
Mohali, August 17
A 15-year-old son of murder suspect has complained to the police that he has been illegally evicted from the accommodation that was provided to his father at a factory here years ago.


2 Customs inspectors fall in CBI trap
Chandigarh, August 17
A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested two inspectors of Customs and Central Excise dealing with service tax matters, posted at the Central Revenue Building in Sector 17 while allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a Sector 22-based proprietor.

Husband booked for woman’s death
Zirakpur, August 17
Ms Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Harmilap Nagar Colony in Bartana village, who was admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh on Tuesday, died this morning. Wife of Ravinder Singh, Mohinder Kaur, was taken to the PGI after she consumed some poisonous substance at her residence.

Ambulance hit by truck, patient dead
Zirakpur, August 17
A patient while being shifted to the PGI in Chandigarh from a private hospital in Ambala city died as the ambulance he was being taken met with an accident on the Kalka-Ambala highway in Singhpura village late last night. His mother and aunt who were accompanying him to the hospital sustained injuries.

Four cops suspended on kidnap charge
Mohali, August 17
Senior Superintendent of Police (Ropar) Mr Surinder Pal Singh today suspended four police officers, including the SHO Phase VIII police station, Mohali, for their alleged involvement in kidnapping and illegally detaining a Chandigarh resident.

Burglars decamp with goods on rehri
Panchkula, August 17
Burglars struck at a house in Sector 16 and decamped with electronic goods, utensils and other valuables worth thousands of rupees in broad daylight, here today. Their modus operandi was quite interesting as they came on a rehri and a cycle and broke into the house after breaking the locks of the main door.

Six hurt in accident
Panchkula, August 17
Six persons, including four of a Shimla-based family, were injured in an accident involving two trucks and a Maruti car on the busy Panchkula-Zirakpur stretch of the Kalka-Ambala highway in Maheshpur village this afternoon.


Coaching centre holds musical bonanza
Students told to inculcate spirit
of patriotism
“Parents must inculcate the spirit of patriotism in their progeny so that they imbibe this virtue in their adolescence. Even the sanctity of the national anthem is not properly understood by many of us and self introspection is necessary to realise our fundamental duties towards our country," observed Mr AJ Philip, Senior Associate Editor, The Tribune.
Students of Dr Khera’s Coaching Centre present a cultural programme to mark Independence Day at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh
Students of Dr Khera’s Coaching Centre present a cultural programme to mark Independence Day at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

N.K. Ojha is varsity staff panel chief
Chandigarh, August 17
It was a clean sweep for Prof N K Ojha, Ancient Indian History Culture, secured 276 votes and was elected president for Panjab University Teachers Association today. He defeated his nearest rival, Prof Manjit Singh, Sociology, by a margin of 61 votes.

Seminar on Guru Granth Sahib


high court
PIL seeks enforcement of Insecticide Act
Chandigarh, August 17
A public interest litigation is seeking directions to the states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to strictly enforce the provisions of the Insecticide Act, 1968.



Meera wants liberal visa regime
“The cultural exchange programmes and liberal relaxations in visa rules between India and Pakistan can contribute substantially for improvement in the Indo-Pakistan relations”, says Irtiza Rubab, popularly known as Meera, the film actress from Pakistan now in the process of settling down in the Bollywood.

Pakistani actress spills her charms during a visit to Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Pakistani actress spills her charms during a visit to Chandigarh

British Council to target youth
The latest among innovative interventions which the British Council has planned is the “Education Road Show” across India. In this part of the region, the road show will be held in Chandigarh and Ludhiana, and will have enough to stimulate all onlookers, especially the young.
New team of Directors, British Council of India, was in Chandigarh’s British Library, Sector 9, for an introductory visit on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

New team of Directors, British Council of India, was in Chandigarh’s British Library, Sector 9, for an introductory visit


Football academy beat GMSSS-22 by 26 goals
Chandigarh, August 17
Defending champions Chandigarh Football Academy-42 outclassed Government Model Senior Secondary School-22 by 26 goals to nil in a group A match of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Boys Under-16 Football Championship for Mahatma Hans Raj Trophy at Sector-17 Football Stadium here today.

Akhtar: We don’t need foreign coaches
Chandigarh, August 17
Have we heard of any big name in singles after Leander Paes (barring Sania Mirza) in a country of 100 million population? Do we need foreign coaches to raise the level of tennis in India?

Chaddha back on ground
Chandigarh, August 17
Inderjit Chaddha, the local national hockey player who got injured during the Ajlan Shah Hockey Tournament at Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, is back in the field with his hockey stick.

Football meet from today
Chandigarh, August 17
St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, is organising the St Xavier’s
Six-a-Side Football Tournament from tomorrow on the school ground here. As many as 19 schoolboys’ teams along with five girls’ teams will participate in the tournament.

Ball badminton meet from today
Chandigarh, August 17
Twentytwo teams (12 boys and 10 girls) will take part in the XIth Chandigarh
Sub-Junior State Ball Badminton Championship for the St Joseph’ Trophy to be played at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.

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