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Tanker comes down on pedestrians
14-year-old boy killed; three injured

Panchkula, July 16
One person was killed and three were injured when a tanker carrying molasses overturned at Majri Chowk in Sector 1 here today. The accident took place at 2 pm when the speeding tanker overturned while trying to negotiate a turn.

A crane gets ready to lift the overturned tanker at Majri Chowk in Sector 1, Panchkula, on Monday.
A crane gets ready to lift the overturned tanker at Majri Chowk in Sector 1, Panchkula, on Monday. — Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

Car dealer shot in Baltana
Zirakpur, July 16
Fiftytwo-year-old second hand car dealer Inder Pal Sharma was shot dead when he came home at Harmilap Nagar, Baltana to look for his missing mobile phone.

Injured man untracked
Shot fired at Sindhi Sweets
Chandigarh, July 16
A firing incident at the Sector 17 Sindhi Sweets late last night left an elderly man injured.The injured man disappeared along with his family members before the police could reach there.

Jewellery workshops or tinderbox?
Chandigarh, July 16
All that glitters is not gold. At least this is true of workshops of artisans and workers of jewellers in Sector 23 which are a virtual tinderbox.

Smoking continues...
Chandigarh, July 16
A total of 35 challans were issued for smoking at public places on the second day after the city was declared smoke-free. Vendors were the worst-hit as public visibility of hundreds of cigarette vendor has become low. A random survey, however, showed vendors in Sectors 16, 19 and 29, besides other places.


EARLIER STORIES

COMMUNITY

Ban on land sale in Peer Mashal
Mohali, July 16
The Dera Bassi SDM has been directed by the government not to allow any sale or purchase of over 299 bighas of common land in Peer Mashal village, following a controversy over the ownership of the land.

Vidrohi launches offensive against Bishnoi
Panchkula, July 16
Harping on the development works being carried out in the Bhupinder Hooda regime, spokesperson of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee Ved Prakash Vidrohi launched his offensive against Congress MP Kuldeep Bishnoi.

APROs want demands met
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 16
The Punjab Assistant Public Relation Officers’ Association has urged information and public relation minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia to fill the posts of public relation officers (PRO) lying vacant in the public relation department.

Kataria opposes Pratibha’s candidature
Panchkula, July 16
Senior BJP leader Rattan Lal Kataria unveiled the party’s ‘Presidential Election - 07’ agenda, here today.

Town invaded by congress grass
Mohali, July 16
The town is in the grip of invasion of the congress grass with most open spaces covered by a thick growth of the plant.

No bus between Chandigarh-Rajpura
Chandigarh, July 16
Commuters travelling between Chandigarh and Rajpura are a harassed lot with no bus service connecting the two places.

Protest by the blind
Chandigarh, July 16
On a call by the National Federation of Blind, members of the federation hailing from Punjab and Haryana organised a protest march here today.




Members of the National Federation of Blind block traffic at the press lights on the road dividing Sectors 9 and 17 in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 
Members of the National Federation of Blind block traffic at the press lights on the road dividing Sectors 9 and 17 in Chandigarh on Monday.

An accident waiting to happen

Mohali, July 16
The Mohali administration’s love for trees seems misplaced. The recently carved out slip road leading to the Phase I and Industrial Area dividing road ‘welcomes’ commuters with two full-grown eucalyptus trees bang in the middle. For the inattentive, the trees are no less than death traps and in the night, these trees are virtually invisible.

Tree worthy or road worthy?: A slip road in Mohali makes way for trees. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu 

A slip road in Mohali makes way for trees.

Investors eye UT villages
Chandigarh, July 16
UT villages appear to be the new investment destination for investors.

Fire in SCO
Chandigarh, July 16
A tragedy was averted when fire broke out in a cabin on the first floor at Sector 17 this evening. Thick smoke was coming out of the cabin in SCO 94-95. The fire brigade was informed by a passerby. Two fire brigades from Sector 17 rushed to the spot. The fire was doused but it took a lot of time to control the smoke.

Blood donors honoured
Mohali, July 16
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) organised a special function to honour 120 blood donors, who had voluntarily participated in a camp organised on July 6.

Fauji Beat
Restore lost glory to boost morale
“At 7.5 per cent per lakh, the suicide rate in the Army is way below the national average of 11.5 per cent per lakh. For every soldier who commits suicide, nearly four are killed on the battlefield,” said an Army spokesman the other day. The comparison made in this statement is totally inappropriate.

Tips for safe driving
Cross roads traffic
In a crossing like this, car B is going straight while cars A and C are turning . Car A should give way to both Cars B and C

Foeticide is unfortunate
Recently, as reported in your newspaper, the city has witnessed several incidents of unfortunate children (mostly girls) been abandoned by their hard-hearted parents. The most pathetic job was done by the parents of a three-days-old girl. With girls outshining boys in almost every field, the treatment being meted out to this gender is not justified at all.

Defence seeks stay on ammo scam GCM
Chandigarh, July 16
The defence in the general court martial (GCM) trying a Colonel at Chandigarh for alleged misappropriation of ammunition has forwarded a petition to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, seeking a stay on further proceedings of the trial.

Water management vital for development, says expert
Chandigarh, July 16
Linking greater economic growth to higher consumption of water, Professor Harbans Singh from the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State College, New Jersey, USA, said India needs to carefully harness its water resources because it has not been blessed with plentiful supply.
Prof Harbans Singh

Addl charge
Chandigarh, July 16
The administration has given the additional charge of SDM (East) and RLA to Ankur Garg, SDM (C). The current occupant of the post, Swati Sharma, has proceeded on leave. — TNS

 
CRIME

Jobless youth killed in accident
Chandigarh, July 16
A Panipat resident in his twenties was killed and six persons were injured in two accidents in different parts of the city in the past 24 hours.

Mobike, scooter stolen
Chandigarh, July 16
Two vehicles were stolen from different parts of the city during the past 48 hours.

Clash victim succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, July 16
A bloody clash that broke between two groups in Indira Colony on July 10 has claimed one life. Devi Dass of Indira Colony succumbed to his injuries at the PGI at 1 am today. He had suffered head injuries.

 
EDUCATION

Poor facilities at Govt College-19

Chandigarh, July 16
The infrastructure and facilities at the only specialised college of the region, Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 19 are abysmal. Be it the entrance of the college or the canteen or even the security provisions at the college, nothing seems to be up to the mark.
The canteen operating from under the shed with the banner at the Government College of Commerce and Business Administration. — A Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan

The canteen operating from under the shed with the banner at the Government College of Commerce and Business Administration.

Counselling deferred after notice
Chandigarh, July 16
The counselling of the aspirants for admission in MBBS at city medical college has been postponed to next week as a candidate has filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High court seeking reservation under category of Scheduled Tribe (ST) in the seats meant for UT Pool. The court issued a notice of motion on the petition.

Diet counselling for parents at GMSSS-19
Chandigarh, July 16
As many as 140 parents attended the diet counselling session held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here, today.

Dr Paramjyoti, nodal officer, school health, interacts with parents and teachers during a diet counselling session held in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Paramjyoti, nodal officer, school health, interacts with parents and teachers during a diet counselling session held in Chandigarh on Monday.

536 teachers to be appointed
Chandigarh, July 16
After a dearth of five years, as many as 536 posts of lecturers, JBT teachers and NTT on regular basis will be filled soon by the Chandigarh Education Department.

Students return from exchange programme
Chandigarh, July 16
In order to teach the students of Vivek High School-38 to look beyond gender, class, race, creed, nationality and culture through a keen understanding of human nature every year they go abroad.

PU Notes
Results
Results for the following examinations held in April and May, 2007 have been declared.

Saupin’s meet
Chandigarh, July 16
In a general body meeting of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Saupin’s School, Sector 32-A following office bearers were nominated uanimously for the academic year 2007-08. J Saupin was nominated as the director of the school was nominated as patron, A.B.S. Sidhu, headmaster of school was elected as the president, B.D. Kalra as the vice-president, Anil Gupta elected as general secretary while Nina Mimani and A.A. Roberts were nominated as the joint secretary and secretary finance respectively.

 
HEALTH

Now, computer aids dental implant
Panchkula, July 16
Dr Sanjay Kalra, an implantologist, performed a stitchless computer-aided implant placement on a patient to replace three missing teeth in the upper jaw. “This is for the first time that such a unique software has been used to plan the surgical insertion of implants,” he said.

On Job Trail
PGI contractual staff cry foul
Chandigarh, July 16
The dream of hundreds of non-technical contractual employees of the PGI to get a regular job has turned sour.

 
SPORTS

Army Red trounce IAF 6-0

Chandigarh, July 16
Army Red registered a convincing 6-0 win against the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the inaugural match of the 55th Inter-Services Hockey Championship. The championship commenced at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, here today.

The match between Army Red and IAF in progress on the inaugural day of the Inter-Services Hockey Championship at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

The match between Army Red and IAF in progress on the inaugural day of the Inter-Services Hockey Championship at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Sports complex? Hardly
Chandigarh, July 16

The state of the Sector 46 sports complex is in a shambles. The unkempt running track, stinky toilets, ill-maintained gymnasium and untidy outfield speak about the dilapidated condition of the complex.




The decrepit gymnasium at the Sector 46 sports complex, Chandigarh. — Tribune photographs

The decrepit gymnasium at the Sector 46 sports complex, Chandigarh.

Inter-District Tournament
Chandigarh team crash out
Chandigarh, July 16
Putting up a dismal show in the Haryana Inter-District (U-22) Tournament’s knockout-cum-league match, the Chandigarh Cricket Association (Haryana) team got out of the tournament losing to the Rohtak team by 159 runs in Ch. Bansi Lal Stadium, Rohtak, today.

But another city team excel, beat Mohali by 6 wkts
Chandigarh, July 16
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (Punjab) beat Mohali District by 6 wickets in the 5th S N Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Guru Nanak Public School ground, Sector 36, here today.

Jitender powers Panchkula to victory
Panchkula, July 16
A fine all-round performance by Haryana Ranji Trophy player Jitender Billa (6 for 3 and 23 N.O.) enabled the Panchkula District Cricket Association (affiliated with the Haryana Cricket Association) to beat Yamuna Nagar District by a convincing margin of 74 runs.

ADMINISTRATION

Addl charge
Chandigarh, July 16
The administration has given the additional charge of SDM (East) and RLA to Ankur Garg, SDM (C).


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