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Mohali elections: more bogus votes unearthed
Mohali, July 12
More bogus votes have been unearthed in municipal poll wards here with residents approaching the State Election Commission with serious objections to the voters’ list.

R.S. Randhawa (2nd from left), DSP of the Chandigarh Police, leads a team during a flag march on the Panjab University campus on Wednesday. R.S. Randhawa (2nd from left), DSP of the Chandigarh Police, leads a team during a flag march on the Panjab University campus on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 

RITES draws up routes for rapid transport system
Chandigarh, July 12
The Rail India Technical Economic Services (RITES), the consultancy services of the Indian Railways, has drawn up two routes in the tri-city comprising Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula for the ambitious Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS).

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A lesson in humanity
Chandigarh, July 12
Nature compensates in many ways. Only a year ago, seven-year-old Mohit lost his mother to cancer. Soon after the tragedy, he was abandoned by his father, who could not cater to the child’s needs. The relinquishment happened at Pingalwara, a Palsora-based charitable institution where Mohit was to find a new home and also a new mother. A year after being rejected, he has reasons to smile. Snug in the arms of Raaj, who has taken of him as her own, he cries no more.

LOVE BINDS: After being abandoned by his father, seven-year-old Mohit has found comfort in the embrace of Raaj, also a destitute at Pingalwara, Palsora. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
After being abandoned by his father, seven-year-old Mohit has found comfort in the embrace of Raaj, also a destitute at Pingalwara, Palsora.

Conversion policy relaxed further
Chandigarh July 12
For industrialists opting for conversion in the Industrial Area, Phases I and II, under the conversion policy, the Administration has given further concessions by amending the conversion land use of industrial sites into commercial activity/services.

PU stabbing case: Cherry Brar held
Chandigarh, July 12
The police today arrested Darpinder Brar, alias Cherry Brar, in the stabbing case of a DAV college student at Panjab University yesterday.

Ankita Pal Another city girl clears AIIMS test
Chandigarh, July 12
Ankita Pal, another city girl, has cleared the AIIMS entrance test, the result of which was announced yesterday. It may be mentioned here that AIIMS does not declare ranks but only the names of those who have cleared. However, according to Ankita, here rank is 44.
Ankita Pal


UT revenue staff not trained in ‘patwar’
Chandigarh, July 12
A vacancy of about 28 posts of patwari and kanungo in various departments exist, even as the Administration has not been able to make an arrangement for getting its revenue staff trained in ‘’patwar.’’Sabira Merchant

Etiquette guru serves delicacies of diction
Chandigarh, July 12
Not only does she teach you to mind your Ps and Qs perfectly, she can neatly twirl that long strand of spaghetti on a fork with élan while telling you the precise difference between why you eat your soup and not drink it! 
                                                      Sabira Merchant 

Governor honours Monga
Chandigarh, July 12
The Governor of Haryana, Dr A.R. Kidwai, has honoured Mr K.K. Monga with the Samajik Karyakarta Rattan award. Mr Monga has been associated with several social organisations for the past 27 years.

The Governor of Haryana, Dr A.R. Kidwai, confers Mr K.K. Monga with Samajik Karyakarta Rattan award. 

Dimpy realised death was coming
Chandigarh, July 12
Dimpy had realised that death was coming to him a few seconds before he was fired upon. In an instant reaction he raised his hands and uttered "oh shit", but it was too late.

Ex-serviceman returns purse to owner
Chandigarh, July 12
Honesty still exists. A mechanic who found a purse along the road, located the owner and returned it to him.

60 jhuggis, poultry farm demolished
Panchkula, July 12
The enforcement staff of the Estate Office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today demolished over 60 jhuggis and a poultry farm shed constructed illegally along a link road on the bank of the Ghaggar river, here today.

Dances on Guru Purnima
Mohali, July 12
The Pracheen Kala Kendra today organised “nritya sandhya” on the occasion of Guru Purnima. The programme began with a group kathak dance.

Pilgrim dies in mishap
Panchkula, July 12
A Vaishno Devi pilgrim died on the spot while four others sustained serious injuries when the car they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction near Bhanu on the Panchkula-Naraingarh highway early this morning.

Enough time given to accused, says Army
Chandigarh, July 12
The Army, in response to a news-item “Fresh row in sexual assault case” published in The Tribune on July 11, has stated that enough latitude was given to the accused officers to explain their case while recording summary of evidence (SOE), which had been going on for almost two months.


Motorcycle stolen
Chandigarh, July 12
A motorcycle was stolen from the city today. Sources at the Sector 26 police station said Mr Randhir Singh of Sector 28-D here lodged a complaint with the police that his Yamaha motorcycle (CH-01-U-9467) was stolen from his residence on the night of July 10. A case of theft has been registered in this regard.

2 held for duping finance firm
Chandigarh, July 12
The local police today arrested two city residents for duping a private money lending company of Rs 70,000.

Medico behind bars for slapping
Chandigarh, July 12
A medico landed behind the bars this afternoon after he allegedly slapped two woman law officers, following a minor accident involving his scooter and the car of the women, in a parking lot outside the office of Legal Remembrance, Sector 9, here.

Elderly couple found dead near Barwala
Panchkula, July 12
An elderly couple was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Khangesra village near Barwala early this morning. The decaying bodies of Narsingh (85) and his wife Mohinder Kaur (80) were found lying on their cots in the verandah of their house in the village.

8 held for theft bid
Mohali, July 12
Eight persons were nabbed by the police for making a theft bid in a house in Phase VII.


PU allows subjective condoning of lecture shortage
Chandigarh, July 12
The Panjab University Syndicate today approved certain changes in the criteria of condonation of shortage of lectures of students in the Department of Laws.

PU experts to present papers in Mexico
Chandigarh, July 12
Dr Jyoti Rattan, Lecturer, Department of Laws, and Dr Vijay Rattan, Professor of Public Administration, two experts from Panjab University, Chandigarh, have been selected to present their papers on "Transparency for better governance," being held at Monterrey, Mexico, from July 16-20, according to a communication received from Ms Catherine Coninckx, Director of Scientific Affairs.

'Manage costs to sustain in market'
Chandigarh, July 12
As the world is going global, the competition is growing and the corporate world is finding difficult to survive. Two major changes, which have shaken the business world, are global competition and technology revolution.

CRRID programme for S. Korean students
Chandigarh, July 12
A two-month long programme to expose students from the Republic of Korea to the Indian culture along with other development programmes is being undertaken at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) here.

Protest against move to privatise ITIs
Mohali, July 12
Members of the Industrial Training Employees Union, Punjab, held a protest at the ITI (Girls), Phase V, here today against the move of the government to privatise the ITIs in the state.

ITI employees protest to press for acceptance of their demands in front of Government ITI at Phase V, Mohali, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
ITI employees protest to press for acceptance of their demands in front of Government ITI at Phase V, Mohali, on Wednesday.

City to host global technology meet
Chandigarh, July 12
The city will host the fourth International Conference on Information Science, Technology and Management (CISTM) from July 16 to 18. It will be inaugurated by Mr Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Ocean Development.


Courts at community centre opposed
Mohali, July 12
The management of Gurdwara Sacha Dhan Sahib, Phase III B1, has expressed concern over the decision of the authorities concerned to use the building of the community centre as judicial courts.

Special Lok Adalat today
Chandigarh, July 12
The State Legal Services Authority will hold a special Lok Adalat for settling the disputes relating to outstanding loan amount of Chandigarh Co-operative Bank tomorrow at the Sector 9 office of the State Legal Services Authority.


Rafi contest for juniors on July 15
Chandigarh, July 12
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society will hold the first round of its annual singing competition for best singer award in junior category (below 18 years) for male and female amateur singers on July 15 at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, Chandigarh at 8.00 a.m.


Free dental check-up camp
Chandigarh, July 12
As many as 350 patients were provided free dental check-up, along with free medicines, on the occasion of World Population Day yesterday. The day was observed by the UT Red Cross Society and the Health Department at Government High School, Bapu Dham Colony.


Goa rally to beat Jharkhand 4-1

Chandigarh, July 12
Down by a goal, Goa made an emphatic comeback to register a 4-1 victory over Jharkhand in their opening Cluster C qualifying round fixture of the 3rd Junior Girls Under-17 National Football Championship at the Punjab Engineering College Campus here today.

Jharkhand and Goa teams locked in contest in the U-17 National Football Tournament at PEC grounds, Sector 12, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Jharkhand and Goa teams locked in contest in the U-17 National Football Tournament at PEC grounds, Sector 12, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Modern gym at Municipal Corporation office
Chandigarh, July 12
The Municipal Corporation has set up a modern Gym in the office complex sector 17. Krishna Mohan, IAS, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration inaugurated the gym here today. Surinder Singh, Mayor, P.S. Aujla, Commissioner, Subhash Chawla, Councilor, Pardeep Chabra, Councillor-cum-Chairman Employees Welfare Committee were also present besides the other officers and staff of the corporation.


Dept to auction wheat bags
Chandigarh, July 12
The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs will dispose of 11,117 empty wheat/rice/sugar bags of 50 kg size and 786 empty plastic bags of the same size on July 20 through a public auction, a press note said here today.


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