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10 for 110
Bungalows to replace Class IV quarters
Chandigarh, August 14
As many as 110 quarters of Class IV employees in Sector 10 here will be demolished to make way for 24 bungalows of senior officers.

BSNL fails to keep word on waiver
Chandigarh, August 14
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), infamous for giving raw deal to subscribers, is at it again. Close on the heels of remaining disconnected for several days in the wake of the devastating June 30 fire at the Sector 17 telephone exchange, hundreds of subscribers have been left high and dry again, with the telecom giant failing to provide any exemption in their monthly rentals.

Custodial death: SSP promises fair probe
Chandigarh, August 14
UT SSP Dinesh Bhatt today filed his reply before the high court in the case of death of Anil Kumar, a colony no 4 resident, allegedly due to custodial torture at the Manimajra police station.

Children from Ryan International make National Flag on the eve of the Independence Day in Patiala on Tuesday. Children from Ryan International make National Flag on the eve of the Independence Day in Patiala on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Poonam’s death: Docs ‘reserve’ opinion
Chandigarh, August 14
Mystery shrouds the death of Poonam who died during the medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) here yesterday.




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COMMUNITY


Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha take out a ‘mashal jaloos’ to mark Akhand Bharat Smriti Divas in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha take out a ‘mashal jaloos’ to mark Akhand Bharat Smriti Divas in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The procession, which began from Sector 18-19 traffic lightpoint, ended at the Sector 17 Plaza. — A Tribune photograph

Generation next
For them, it’s parade and salute
Chandigarh, August 14
“On August 15, we got freedom from the British. On this day, we salute our national flag”.This is about all Sachit, who studies at St. Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, knows about Independence Day.

“Never heard of woman President”
Chandigarh, August 14
Children from prestigious schools in the city believe that the national anthem is not different from the national song. And India has never had a woman President.

A peek into state’s culture
Chandigarh, August 14
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with the Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a programme of folk songs and dances at the Kosers' auditorium in Sector 71 at Mohali.

Old wine in new bottle
Chandigarh, August 14
UT education department’s I-Day celebrations never lack spirit; they lack novelty. It, therefore, came as no surprise when the gathering at Tagore Theatre was treated to yet another routine cultural show, in which the sequence of events remained unchanged. The sequence has remained constant for the past many years.

Traffic restrictions on I-Day
Chandigarh, August 14
In the wake of the Independence Day function tomorrow, the traffic wing of the Chandigarh Police has imposed restrictions on traffic flow and planned diversions from certain roads near the Parade Ground, Sector 17, and near Punjab Raj Bhavan.

I-Day: Security beefed up in city
Chandigarh, August 14
A day before the Independence Day celebrations in the city, the Chandigarh Police launched a massive operation to verify the antecedents of visitors, recent settlers and new comers in slums of the city.

Conference on youth participation in development
Chandigarh, August 14
EduCARE India in association with Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension organised a conference on ‘Participation of Youth in Development’ and a youth awards ceremony in the Golden Jubilee Hall on the concluding day of the Youth Week India.

Achievers to be honoured
Mohali, August 14
Distinguished persons, including students, who have made achievements in various walks of life, will be honoured at the Independence Day function being held at Government College, Phase VI, here tomorrow.

Migrant found dead
Dera Bassi, August 14
An 18-year-old migrant from Bihar was found dead under mysterious circumstances from a shop here this evening. The victim Madan, was working in Zirakpur and had come to visit his friends at Dera Bassi.

Fast held to protest land acquisition
Chandigarh, August 14
As part of its awareness campaign, the members of Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha today observed an Independence Day eve fast to highlight the arbitrary policies of the UT Administration.


Members of the Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha protest against the land acquisition policies of UT Administration in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha protest against the land acquisition policies of UT Administration in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Murder at Tribune Chowk
No breakthrough yet
Chandigarh, August 14
The local police today rounded up and questioned 20 persons in connection with the murder of Nenke, whose body was found near the Tribune Chowk yesterday morning. However, no breakthrough has been possible in the case so far.

MC approves mobiles for senior officers’ drivers
Chandigarh, August 14
The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation yesterday accorded approval to holding a shopping festival to celebrate 55 years of the City Beautiful Festival Season and Sector 22-D Heritage Market.

Board calls for amending Wakf Act
Chandigarh, August 14
The Chandigarh Wakf Board today called for an amendment to the Wakf Act 1995 to provide for mutation of properties in favour of various Wakf boards.

Next Fin Secy
Three in race
Chandigarh, August 14
The Punjab government has chosen a three-member panel for the post of the UT finance secretary. Sources said M.P. Singh (director, Science and Technology), Sanjay Kumar (director, Industries) and V.K. Singh (managing director, Milkfed) are in the race for the post of the finance secretary.

Admission denied on false grounds: Student
Chandigarh, August 14
A city graduate has claimed that she been denied admission in B.Ed course at Government College of Education, Sector 20, on false grounds.

Proposed cess by MC opposed
Chandigarh, August 14
The federation of sector welfare associations of Chandigarh has opposed the proposed cess of Rs 15 per month being levied by the municipal corporation in the electricity and water charges bills of the residents from next month.

Sector 42 gets community centre
Chandigarh, August 14
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) inaugurated a community centre in Sector 42, here today. Stating that law is supreme, he impressed upon the Chandigarh Mayor and municipal councillors to rise above vested interests and personal priorities in order to work towards bridging the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

Knowing common man’s problems important: Judge
Chandigarh, August 14
The Independence Day eve brought in really good news for the second seniormost judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice P. Sathasivam.

Fast-track selection for IAF
Chandigarh, August 14
Providing an opportunity to young aspirants to join the Air Force, fast track selections (FTS) for qualified engineers and meteorological officers for men as well as women, would be conducted at the Chandigarh Air Force Station, Chandigarh, on August 25.

Waive domicile for wards of military personnel: Antony
Chandigarh, August 14
As a welfare measure, defence minister A.K. Antony has sought waiver of domicile requirements for wards of military personnel while seeking admission in professional colleges in various states.

 
CRIME

1 held with 1.25 kg charas from ISBT
Chandigarh, August 14
The police arrested a resident of Uttrakhand with 1.25 kg charas from the Inter-State Bus Terminus, Sector 17, today afternoon.

 
EDUCATION

VC promises to transform PU into ‘Shatabdi’
Chandigarh, August 14
Referring to the University as a “good train” moving at a gradual pace, vice-chancellor, Panjab University Professor R.C. Sobti promised to transform it into a speeding “Shatabdi”, provided all affiliated colleges, principals and teachers worked in tandem with each other.

Rayat & Bahra group forays into physical education
Mohali, August 14
Rayat and Bahra Group has set up the Rayat College of Physical Education. Announcing this here yesterday, group vice chairman Gurvinder Singh Bahra informed that the newly set up college at Kharar will aim at attracting the best sporting talent across the region for purposes of sports education by offering two separate degree courses and a host of other state of the art facilities for the sportspersons of region.

Students of Saint Soldiers School (above), British School celebrate Independence Day in Mohali on Tuesday.
Students of Saint Soldiers School (above), British School celebrate Independence Day in Mohali on Tuesday.
Students of Saint Soldiers School (above), British School celebrate Independence Day in Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photographs

29 schools to get vice-principals soon
Chandigarh, August 14
The Chandigarh Administration has given its nod to the much-awaited posts of vice-principal in 29 government schools of the city.

From Schools
Know India movement by Kundan International School
Chandigarh, August 14
Do we know that India is the place where Sushruta conducted the first surgery more than 2, 500 years ago? Or the discovery of zero, algebra, the most ancient civilisations and ayurveda were all born in India!

From Colleges
I-Day celebrations: Independence Day was celebrated in the MCM DAV College, Sector 36, with pomp and show with students presenting a variety of patriotic items. To add to the charm, the principal and the teachers danced with the students. The teachers, the students the principal all dressed in the tri-colours depicted the happy and joyous mood of the youth.

COURTS

High Court
Inappropriate court fee no ground for dismissing suit
Chandigarh, August 14
“Whether the suit could have been dismissed for want of appropriate court fee?”

Vacate school accommodation: HC to retired teacher
Chandigarh, August 14
A Division Bench comprising Justice A.K. Goel and Justice Ajai Lamba today stated that Christopher Dean (a retired teacher of Christian High School, Kharar) could not be allowed to retain the accommodation provided to him by the school in disregard of the rights of the school.

 
CULTURE

Patriotic play draws crowds at Plaza
Chandigarh, August 14
With ‘Shaheed Ki Wapsi’, a patriotic street play, the Theatre Arts group paid a tribute to the martyrs and freedom fighters on the eve of the 60th Independence Day at the Plaza here today.

 
SPORTS

Shivalik School in last four
Chandigarh, August 14
The league match between CCA-GNPS Academy and Shivalik Public School (SPS), Sector-41, today ended in a tie. With this, Shivalik Public School managed to book berth in the last four matches of the Inter-Academy (U-19) Invitational Cricket Tournament.
A match between CCA-GNPS and SPS in progress during the U-19 Inter-Academy Invitational Cricket Tournament at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A match between CCA-GNPS and SPS in progress during the U-19 Inter-Academy Invitational Cricket Tournament at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Gurkirat to lead Chandigarh
Chandigarh, August 14
Gurkirat Singh has been appointed skipper of the Chandigarh team for the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for U-22. The match will be held at DAV SSS, Sector 8, tomorrow.

CWHA office-bearers
Chandigarh, August 14
Following have been appointed the office-bearers of the Chandigarh Women Hockey Association:

DAV-10 maul SGGS-26
Chandigarh, August 14
DAV College-10, thrashed SGGS College-26, by 8-3 in a league match of the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (Men) Tournament. The tournament is being conducted on the PU campus.



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