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Panic after fire in High Court
Chandigarh, July 26
Panicky staff rushed out of the office of Punjab advocate-general in the High Court here today, following a blast in the electricity meter box on the ground floor of the office, which led to a minor fire. The blast occurred due to a short circuit barely a few yards from the advocate-general’s room. There was a commotion which hampered work for at least two hours. There was no collateral damage.
Staff of the office of Punjab advocate-general rushes out following a minor fire in Chandigarh Staff of the office of Punjab advocate-general rushes out following a minor fire in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

SI held for bid to rape, suspended
Chandigarh, July 26
SI Satpal Sharma of the Chandigarh Police was arrested today for bid to rape a woman of Maloya Colony at her residence on Tuesday. He was placed under suspension.                 
SI Satpal Sharma

SI Satpal Sharma

3 more cellular operators get notices
Chandigarh, July 26
Three cellular operators have been issued notices for violating provisions of the periphery Act in Kishangarh village. They have been given seven weeks to explain as to why action should not be initiated against them for erecting towers on agricultural land.


Death At Mall
Experts examine lift shaft
Take blood samples
Chandigarh, July 26
The death of Yogesh Dutt, director of Bangalore-based multi-crore Glass Company, who had a fatal fall at the Centra Mall here yesterday, remains a mystery.

Inspector Jagir Singh shows the entrance of the lift shaft to CFSL experts. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Inspector Jagir Singh shows the entrance of the lift shaft to CFSL experts

Bird flu in Manipur may affect poultry prices
Chandigarh, July 26
The incidence of bird flu in Manipur is set to affect the poultry industry in the region, with prices of poultry products expected to drop in the coming days. According to industry experts, exports are also likely to be hit with the international market being sensitive to the bird flu scare.

RTI cases need more care, DC told
Chandigarh, July 26
The Central Information Commissioner has cautioned the Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, to be fastidious in overseeing disposal of cases pertaining to the Right to Information Act.

PU suspends 5 for ragging
Chandigarh, July 26
Panjab University today suspended five students for ragging juniors on the campus. Last night five third-year students of BE (UIET) reportedly ragged first-semester students in Hostel No 2.


BSNL services still in ashes

No sabotage, says probe report
Chandigarh, July 26
Investigations into the fire in the BSNL exchange on June 30 that had disrupted telecom, broadband and mobile services across the region, have ruled out the possibility of sabotage.
Helplines, phones still non-functional
Chandigarh, July 26
Certain BSNL helplines are still non-functional in the wake of the June 30 fire in the Sector 17 telephone exchange causing harassment to telecom subscribers

Talks — HUDA’s strategy to curb encroachments
Panchkula, July 26
‘Table-talks’ is the new buzzword at Haryana Urban Development Authority’s Estate Office, which has resolved to curb the growing encroachment menace with this new strategy.

Ramshackle roof needs repair
Chandigarh, July 26
The roof of a passage in the Sector 37 market is on the verge of collapse. Amritpal, a local resident, had a providential escape today afternoon when one of the bricks fell right at his feet.

Road stretch in darkness
Mohali, July 26
A stretch on one of the main roads has been lying in darkness for the past one month with the authorities concerned failing to fix the streetlights.

Reliance Comm not reliable, say Mohali residents
Mohali, July 26
Residents have complained harassment at the hands of Reliance Communications for “not providing” broadband services as promised. Harmeet Singh of Phase IIIB 1 here said he had applied for a broadband connection on June 25 and given a cheque for Rs 500 in this regard.

A tribute to Kargil martyrs
Chandigarh, July 26
The Chandigarh unit of All India Anti-Terrorist Front today held a memorial service on Vijay Diwas in the memory of Kargil martyrs at DAV College, Sector 10 in the city today. Floral tributes were paid and slogans were raised for the war heroes.


School to flaunt new look

Chandigarh, July 26
Come August and the Government Model Senior Secondary School-32 will don a new avatar. Despite being the first government school to run ‘online’, there is well-equipped science laboratory, IT Laboratory, Fashion Designing Laboratory, MLT laboratory, sports facilities and what not!

The newly built cricket pitch at GMSSS-32, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

The newly built cricket pitch at GMSSS-32, Chandigarh

College Scam
UT’s silence irks teachers’ body
Chandigarh, July 26
The Punjab & Chandigarh College Teachers' Union has reacted to the silence being observed by the Governing Body of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh and the Chandigarh administration towards the financial scams discovered in the college involving around 1 crore rupees.

Law course counselling
Chandigarh, July 26
Second counselling for general, SC/ST, all other reserved categories and NRI/industry sponsored candidates for BA LlB (Honours) five-year integrated course, B Pharma, BSc (Honours) and MCA will be held from August 8 to 10 in the Law Auditorium.

Ban on polythene bags in campus
Chandigarh, July 26
Dr R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, Panjab University has initiated steps to ban the use of non-biodegradable materials and to make the campus polythene free. This is not the first time that Sobti has taken up steps make the campus environment friendly.

Domestic violence discussed
Chandigarh, July 26
The fourth day of the workshop on ‘Gender Sensitisation’ at Government College, Sector 46 brought home the reality of violence in homes today. While the discussion focused on violence particularly against women, Harpreet Gill, lecturer in English from MCM DAV College said if violence were to be categorised, more than the acts themselves, it was the fear of violence that women carried inside them.

Biz school offers specialty courses
Chandigarh, July 26
Opening a new chapter in specialty courses, a business school near Mohali has become the first institute in this part of the region to offer specialisation in different fields of business management through post-graduate courses following nod by the AICTE.

Diploma in Buddhist studies
Chandigarh, July 26
A new course in Buddhist studies has been introduced in the Department of Chinese and Tibetan Languages. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies is for a year and can be done simultaneously with any other regular course in the university as it is part-time.

Buses for children from remote areas
Chandigarh, July 26
To make it easier for children from remote areas who have no access to schools, the Chandigarh education department is initiating talks with the UT transport director to avail of buses to carry the children to and forth.

Schoolchildren visit Tribune office
Dera Bassi, July 26
Second year students of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and technology here visited The Tribune Group of Newspapers as part of their summer training programme.


Lawyers’ agitation: Bar chief meets Chief Justice
Jain suggests 3-member probe panel
Chandigarh, July 26
Representatives of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council and the Bar Association today met Chief Justice (CJ) Vijender Jain to discuss the issues concerning ongoing agitation of lawyers.

HC sets aside tribunal order
Chandigarh, July 26
Justice S.D. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has set aside an order of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Chandigarh. It had sought evidence from a widow in support of her urgent plea to withdraw money from her own fixed deposit.


Musical treat at Sangeet Akademi
Chandigarh, July 26
Legendary sufi and folklore maestro Gafoor Khan Mangniyar and his troupe will present a recital of sufiana and rajasthani folk music in a special programme “Allah Megh Deh Pani Deh” at the auditorium of Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi in Sector 34, here tomorrow.


India needs public health experts: WHO official
Chandigarh, July 26
India has good policies for improving the public health system in the country but fails to achieve the desired results as the implementation of policies is not uniform. This was stated by Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, World Health Organisation, South East Asia, here today. Dr Samlee is here to inaugurate Masters of Public Health Course (MPH) at the PGI School of Public Health.

Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, World Health Organisation, South East Asia enjoys a swing at Rock Garden, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, Regional Director, World Health Organisation, South East Asia enjoys a swing at Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Comedian makes patients smile
Mohali, July 26
Over 100 persons, comprising dialysis patients and their relatives, attended a special 'sahayak' meeting, organised by Fortis Hospital, here today. ‘Sahayak’ is a support group for patients created by the hospital.


St Stephen’s hand crushing defeat to Saupins
Chandigarh, July 26
In a one-sided affair, St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, thrashed Saupins School, Sector 32, by 5-0 in the league match of Pre-Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, here today.

GMSSS-19 qualifies for girls’ Nehru hockey
Chandigarh, July 26
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, secured their berth in Nehru Hockey Championship after registering 3-1 victory over GMSSS-44 in the girls’ under-15 category finals of the Pre-Nehru Hockey Championship at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

The final match of Pre-Nehru Hockey Championship (u-15) between GMSSS-19 and GMSSS-44 in progress at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
The final match of Pre-Nehru Hockey Championship (u-15) between GMSSS-19 and GMSSS-44 in progress at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh

St Anne’s defeated by 55 runs
Chandigarh, July 26
The hosts, GNPS-CCA, Sector 36, beat St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, by 55 runs in the first match of Gold Cup Cricket Tournament for boys’ under-11 age group at GNPS grounds, Sector 36 here today.


Zirakpur SHO transferred
Mohali, July 26
SHO G.P. Singh has been transferred from Zirakpur to Mohali. Gurjeet Singh has taken now over as Zirakpur SHO. SSP R.S. Khatra said G.P. Singh was transferred as his place of posting was the same as his residence and this was against the rules laid down by the DG Punjab.

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