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Principal alleges police inaction in assault case
Chandigarh, August 10
Row over issuing a school- leaving certificate led to the alleged slapping of a woman Principal of Guru Gobind Singh Vidya Mandir, Ratwara Sahib, Mullanpur Garibdas, by the father of a former student. Though the incident took place 13 days ago, the incident came to light today when Bibi Gurnam Kaur, Principal of the school, accused the police of going slow in the case, allegedly under political pressure.

Principals seek representation in PU Senate
Chandigarh, August 10
Principals of government colleges affiliated to the Panjab University today demanded representation of Principals in the PU Senate. Eighteen Principals of such colleges collected at the university today to attend the first-ever conference of the Principals’ of the Government Colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh.

Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, addresses Principals of government colleges at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday' Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, addresses Principals of government colleges at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


UT seeks project details from depts
Bid to inform public about govt decisions under RTI
Chandigarh, August 10
In an endeavour to facilitate right to information, the Chandigarh Administration has asked all departments to appoint nodal officers for maintaining liaison with the Department of Public Relations. The dealing hand should be a gazetted officer.

Female foeticide goes on in Mohali
Mohali, August 10
The uncovering of a mass grave of female foetuses at Patran yesterday has once again brought into focus the gravity of the situation with regard to the evil of foeticide.

Junk dealer commits suicide by jumping in front of train
Chandigarh, August 10
High drama was enacted at the Chandigarh railway station when Parkash, a 25-year-old junk dealer, committed suicide by jumping before the Kalka-Delhi Himalayan Queen this evening.


Water works project commissioned
Chandigarh, August 10
The first phase of the 20 MGD water works-cum-boosting station was commissioned today by the Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Gen (Retd) S.F. Rodrigues, at an impressive ceremony, here today.

Raids by IT officials
Mohali, August 10
Officials of the Department of Income Tax raided the house of a property dealer in Phase III B 1 here today. The raid, which started in the morning, continued till the time of the filing of the report late in the evening.

Delegation of coop society meets CM
Panchkula, August 10
A deputation of the Saketri village and office-bearers of the Manav Cooperative House Building Society today met the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Flag march held for I-Day function
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chandigarh police today held a flag march in Sectors 17 and 22 this evening with regard to the Independence Day celebrations. The police intensified vigil in public places, bus stands and slums to keep an eye on the suspicious looking persons.

Shops, jhuggis demolished
Mohali, August 10
Shops and jhuggis were demolished from outside Sohana village for illegally occupying government land by the enforcement wing of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority here today .

PCS officer to listen grievances
Mohali, August 10
The town will be divided into various parts and a PCS officer will be made in charge of each area so that he could listen to the grievances of the residents He/she will be responsible for solving the problems of that particular area.

Snag delays Shatabdi by one hour
Chandigarh, August 10
The morning Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express (2011) was delayed by over an hour after the electric engine of the train failed near Dhulkot. The train arrived at the Chandigarh station at 12. 15 pm against the scheduled timing of 11 am.

Stress-coping meditations at Osho Dhara
Chandigarh, August 10
Tai-chi and chikung sessions, which help us discover hidden aspects of mind and body and gain an inner balance, will be held at OSho Dhara Meditation Centre, 58, Industrial Area, Panchkula. These will be conducted by an expert team from Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune. The centre is holding a three-day meditation sessions from August 11.


Bag with Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, August 10
A businessman was taken for a ride by unidentified miscreants, who took a bag containing Rs 2.50 lakh from his car after distracting him in Sector 17 this afternoon. Giving details of the incident, sources in the Sector 17 Police Station said, Ish Aggarwal, a Sector 17-based property dealer, had, in a complaint to the police, alleged that two men had decamped with his bag after distracting him in a dramatic manner.

2 motorcycles recovered
Chandigarh, August 10
The local police arrested a Ram Darbar resident and recovered two stolen motorcycles from his possession. Giving details sources in the Sector 31 police station said Bahadur Dharam Pal Singh of Ram Darbar was arrested following a complaint filed by Mr Joginder Singh of Police Colony, Sector 5, Panchkula.


Rationalisation of taxation sought for hotel industry
Chandigarh, August 10
The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has demanded that the hotel industry should be given the status of infrastructure sector. The president of the federation, Mr Manbeer Choudhary, said here today that the status of infrastructure would entitle the hotel industry to certain income tax concessions.


B.Ed admission counselling begins
Chandigarh, August 10
The Government College for Education, Sector 20, proved to be the coveted college among candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and B.Ed. Yoga colleges in the city.

Candidates seeking admission in B.Ed colleges fill in forms during counselling at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 
Candidates seeking admission in B.Ed colleges fill in forms during counselling at Panjab University, Chandigarh

PUTA poll today
Chandigarh, August 10
All is set for the Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections tomorrow. As canvassing drew to a close today, the focus has now shifted to preparations for the polling tomorrow with both groups making arrangements to mobilise their voters.

Prof N.K. Ojha, contestant for PUTA president (extreme left), seen busy canvassing at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Prof N.K. Ojha, contestant for PUTA president, seen busy canvassing at Panjab University, Chandigarh

Workshop for PGTs
Panchkula, August 10
A workshop for PGTs (chemistry) was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya-2, Chandimandir, here today. Organised by the KVS Chandigarh region, the workshop was attended by about 30 teachers. Ms Alka Pandey, Principal and venue coordinator, welcomed the delegation.

CARES opens computer centre


Beant case: grills in courtroom to be removed
Chandigarh, August 10
In a significant development related to the ongoing assassination trial of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, the CBI Special Judge, Mr R.K.Sondhi, today directed the Burail Jail authorities to remove the iron grills erected inside the courtroom to try the accused in the case.


Four-day theatre festival opens
Chandigarh, August 10

The four-day theatre festival theatre days with Balwant Thakur, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy, got off to a majestic start with the staging of Aap Hamare Hain Kaun at the Tagore theatre today.

Theatre artistes stage “Aap Hamare Hain Kaun” during a play festival by Natrang Jammu at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Theatre artistes stage “Aap Hamare Hain Kaun” during a play festival by Natrang Jammu at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh


Prevention key to fighting dengue
Chandigarh, August 10
Come August and with it comes the aedes agpti mosquito, bringing deadly dengue out of hibernation. While cholera cases still continue to flow in from different corners of the city, the dengue onslaught and its prevention will be a priority in the coming days.

114 nurses to be appointed in GMC-32
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chandigarh Administration will recruit 114 staff nurses in Government Medical College, Sector 32. For the shortlisting of applicants, a written test will be conducted, an official press release said here today.

Rally against govt policies
Chandigarh, August 10
On the call of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), a rally was organised here today in protest against the “repressive” policies of the Central and state governments.

150 lawyers donate blood
Chandigarh, August 10
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association in association with Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Chandigarh, organised a blood donation camp here today.


Fast unto death over government apathy
Chandigarh, August 10
Mandeep Kaur Manju had never thought that the years of hard work and toil spent by her practising in the kabbadi fields would one day seeing her lying on her death bed. The national kabaddi player from Singhpur Bet village in Jalandhar is sitting on a fast unto death, protesting against the Punjab Government’s apathy towards her and others like her.
Mr Nirmal Singh (left) with his daughter Mandeep Kaur Manju at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Mr Nirmal Singh with his daughter Mandeep Kaur Manju at Sector 17 in Chandigarh

City lads win laurels in tennis
Chandigarh, August 10
It was Chandigarh’s day today as the local players won three final events out of seven in the different age categories in the Winsome AITA Talent Series concluded at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

DAV CC-8, Handball CC-42 in final
Chandigarh, August 10
DAV Handball Coaching Centre-8 and Handball Coaching Centre-42 moved into the finals of 20th UT State Handball Championship (boys and girls) after beating GMSSS Sector 23 and Handball Coaching Centre-23, respectively, in the boys section at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector-8 here today.

Cricket trials on August 12
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated with the Haryana Cricket Association, will hold selection trials on August 12 to choose Chandigarh under-22 team, which will participate in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament.



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