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College expels 19 students
Probe panel finds substance in ragging charges
Chandigarh, August 16
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has decided to expel 19 senior students from the hostel following the report of the inquiry panel on events leading to the suicide by Manjot, an MBBS first-year student from Amritsar, on August 5.                                       
Manjot Singh
Manjot Singh

Eviction Hurdles: Estate Office files go missing
Chandigarh, August 16
The record of 76 cases pertaining to building violations is missing from the estate office, affecting the eviction proceedings against the unauthorised occupants of the sites.All cases of the building branch pertain to the period prior to 2004. As many as 750 sites - commercial, residential or industrial - have so far been resumed by the estate office on account of building violations.

Nod to city-Baddi rly line
New Delhi, August 16
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its final approval for the funding and execution of seven new lines and gauge conversion projects, including the 33-km-long Chandigarh-Baddi new line. The Chandigarh-Baddi line will cost Rs 328 crore and will be operational in 2011-12.



 

EARLIER STORIES

Dead issue crops up
Muslims don’t want them to dig too deep
Ramgarh (Panchkula), August 16
Muslim families fear the cemetery in Ramgarh may be acquired by the government. This is just not acceptable to them.The thought of a JCB ploughing demolishing the graves of the dead torments them.

Ramgarh residents express anguish at the move by HUDA to acquire the village cemetery.— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Ramgarh residents express anguish at the move by HUDA to acquire the village cemetery

First-ever script bank
Chandigarh, August 16
The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi has embarked on a project to create the first-ever script bank of North India. The idea is to glean as many scripts of different flavours as possible and aid research in theatre and arts. The need for such a bank has been felt for long.

Punjabi Tribune journalist dies in accident
Zirakpur, August 16
Narinder Singh Bhullar (50), senior sub-editor with the Punjabi Tribune, died in a road accident today. Bhullar, a resident of Zirakpur, was returning home on his scooter last night from the Tribune office when he was hit by a speeding car. 
                                                                                                  Narinder Singh Bhullar
Narinder Singh Bhullar

Nokia battery blasts
Chandigarh, August 16
Residents of house no 657 in Sector 38 here had a miraculous escape when the Nokia battery in the mobile handset of Rajeev Kakkar reportedly blasted soon after the device was put on charging.

Multi-level parking gets rolling
Chandigarh, August 16  
Decks have been cleared for the construction of multi-level parking in Sector 17 here. The project was set rolling today with the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation opening the bids for the construction of the parking.

 
COMMUNITY

Cops get tough with violators
Driving licences of 3 habitual offenders suspended
Chandigarh, August 16

The Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) has suspended the driving licences of three habitual offenders for a period of three months following recommendations made by the Chandigarh Traffic police.

Deteriorating civic conditions
Councillors threaten protest
Panchkula, August 16
Fifteen councillors of the municipal council held a meeting in Sector 5, here today, to discuss the deteriorating civic amenities in the city and resolved that they would press for removal of the MC president, failing which, they would begin a dharna.

Residents protest dumping of garbage in residential area
Mohali, August 16
Residents of Phase VIII-B, industrial area, sat on a dharna here today in protest against the dumping of garbage by the municipal council near residential area.Residents said they had been allotted plots by the PSIEC in 2002. Out of the 140 persons, who had been allotted plots in the area, many had constructed their houses.

Conference on terminal market project
Chandigarh, August 16
A pre-bid conference for the modern terminal market project was organised by the State Agriculture Marketing Board, Chandigarh, here today. It was chaired by secretary agriculture marketing board R.K. Rao.

Police told to keep tab on child abusers
Chandigarh, August 16
UT officiating SSP Dinesh Bhatt today directed all deputy superintendents of police and SHOs to detect all types of cases of child abuse and keep an eye on such incidents occurring in their areas.

e-stamp proposal under study
Chandigarh, August 16
The UT Administration is thinking of introducing the concept of e-stamping in the city. To study the concept, a team of UT officials, led by director, IT, Manjit Brar, is leaving to Gujarat tomorrow.

Mohali ISBT — a picture of neglect
Mohali, August 16
The condition of Mohali’s inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) seems to be worse than any bus stand in a remote village of the state. With deep potholes, dust, overgrown congress grass and general uncleanliness all around, the ISBT presents a picture of disgust and official apathy.

Building Bylaws
Violations galore as GMADA fails to act

Mohali, August 16
The violation of building bylaws continues unchecked in town as the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has failed to take stern action against those indulging in it. A large number of residents are indulging in various kinds of violations of the building bylaws, the most common being opening of a gate in the rear boundary wall along roads.

Krishna Pandit praises Hooda govt on I-Day
Panchkula, August 16
Parliamentary secretary, health, Krishna Pandit, unfurled the tricolour at the district-level function organised at Parade Ground, Sector 5, here yesterday.

‘Possessed’ teenager tries to kill herself
Chandigarh, August 16
Eighteen-year-old Sonia reportedly set herself on fire at her Colony No. 4 residence here on Wednesday night. She told the police that possessed by evils spirits, she took the extreme step.

Jail inmates get ready to log in
Chandigarh, August 16
An NGO, Noor, has launched a computer-training programme for inmates of Burail Jail on the occasion of the nation’s Independence Day.

Letters

Teej celebration organised by the Rotary Club, SAS Nagar in Mohali. — A Tribune photograph

Teej celebration organised by the Rotary Club, SAS Nagar in Mohali.

 
CRIME

Man held with 4.5 kg ganja
Chandigarh, August 16
The police arrested a resident of Raipur Kalan for possessing over 4 kg ganja, here yesterday.A large number of residents are indulging in various kinds of violations of the building bylaws, the most common being opening of a gate in the rear boundary wall along roads.

Shopkeeper booked for abetment to suicide
Dera Bassi, August 16
The police here has booked a local shopkeeper on the charges of abetment to suicide.A 20-year-old migrant from Bihar was found dead under mysterious circumstances from the shop of Gurjeet Gulati on Tuesday evening.

3 booked for quarrel
Kharar, August 16
Didar Singh, a driver with Punjab Roadways and resident of Bhukhri village, got injured last night in a quarrel. In his complaint to the Kharar police, Didar Singh alleged that he was driving the bus on Chandigarh-Ludhiana route when he stopped at the Kharar bus stand at 9 pm for the passengers to get down.

Booked for fraud
Mohali, August 16
The Mohali police has arrested two persons from Dera Bassi on charges of cheating a Mohali resident by selling them fake gold coins. According to the police, the accused Buta Singh and Lakhan Singh, both residents of Barwal road, Dera Bassi, met Harpal Singh, a resident of Phase IV, here and told him that they worked in an old kothi and had found a treasure of gold coins there. 


 
EDUCATION

PU scholarships for poor under scanner
Chandigarh, August 16
The matter of a piece of land located in the Industrial Area in Panipat belonging to Panjab University and donated way back in 1960 seems to have opened a Pandora’s box. In a report submitted to the vice-chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti, a fund accruing from the sale of a part of land, donated and converted into scholarships for poor and deserving students, has come under the scanner.

Panel’s recommendations

PU dept students to step up protest
Chandigarh, August 16
It has been barely 10 days since the first protest and students of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) once again gathered outside their department to express their resentment and disappointment against the “step-motherly treatment” given to their department by the university authorities.

From Schools & Colleges
Tricolour food festival

Chandigarh, August 16
The students of the Chitkara School of Hospitality celebrated Independence Day today by organising a Tricolour food festival on the college campus.

I-Day celebrated at KV High Grounds
Chandigarh, August 16
Patriotic fervour marked the 60th Independence Day Celebrations at KV High Grounds. The programme commenced with Monica, class X CBSE topper, hoisting the tricolour. Rajni Mishra of class XII gave a speech urging the students to nurture the torch of freedom by being noble in thought and action.

PU prof to deliver lecture in Malaysia
Chandigarh, August 16
Professor Jitendra Mohan, President, Asian Association of Applied Psychology, and former Professor of Psychology at Panjab University has been invited to deliver valedictory address on ‘Spiritual Psychology and Well-being’ at an International Seminar on Spiritual Psychology to be held on August 24 and 25 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


 
CULTURE


Tributes to Shiv Batalvi

Chandigharh, August 16
‘Eh mera geet kisse na gana’ with an anguished cry apparently emerging form his tormented soul, legendary Shiv Batalvi, the king of pathos seems to have cautioned his admirers not to partake his poetry of protest, frustration and intense emotions. 

Parabhjot Bali (right) and Sarabjit Bhasin perform during ‘Ik Sham Shiv Batalvi De Naam’ at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph


Parabhjot Bali (right) and Sarabjit Bhasin perform during ‘Ik Sham Shiv Batalvi De Naam’ at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Thursday.

‘Opri Hawa’ to be released
Chandigarh, August 16
R.S. Cheema, former Advocate General of Punjab, will release "Opri Hawa" a short stories' collection by noted writer Ripudaman Singh Roop, during the monthly meeting of the Punjab Lekhak Sabha at Uttam Restaurant in Sector 46 on August 19. — TNS

HEALTH

PGI doctor accused of death due to negligence
Chandigarh, August 16
A resident of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, Kartar Singh, alleged that his son died after the hospital authorities discharged him without treating him properly. He also said his son was transfused with mismatched platelets.

 
SPORTS

2 more city lads in national hockey camp

Chandigarh, August 16
It was a proud moment for the Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, as its two more trainees - Deepinder Pal Singh and Preet Inder Singh - got a call from the national camp being held at Nehru Stadium, Gurgaon, from August 10 to 30 to prepare players for the Singapore Four-Nation (U-18) International Hockey Challenge Tournament.

Budding hockey players Deepinder Pal Singh (right) and Preet Inder Singh with their coach Jasbir Bajwa at Sports Complex-42 in Chandigarh on Thursday before leaving for the India (U-18) camp.
PROUD MOMENT: Budding hockey players Deepinder Pal Singh (right) and Preet Inder Singh with their coach Jasbir Bajwa at Sports Complex-42 in Chandigarh on Thursday before leaving for the India (U-18) camp.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh-Bathinda match ends in draw
Chandigarh, August 16
Chandigarh bowlers failed to capitalise the chance provided by their batsmen, who piled up 309 runs in 80.3 overs in the first innings against Bathinda.

Tanveer guides CCA to victory
Chandigarh, August 16
An overall performance by Tanveer guided Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) to victory against Yamunanagar Cricket Association (YCA) by three wickets in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-15) at GSSS-19, here, today.

MCM DAV thrash PU Campus
Chandigarh, August 16
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, beat hosts PU Campus 20-7 in a match of the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (women) Tournament, which commenced on the PU campus here today.

Mohit sprints to victory
Chandigarh, August 16
Talwinderjit Kaur of Sports Complex, Sector 46, won the top honours in the 100m race leaving behind Mandeep Kaur (DAVMS-15) and Ruchi (GCG-11) to the second and third positions, respectively, on the inaugural day of the Chandigarh State Senior Athletics Championship-2007 at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here, today.

CCA-GNPS clinch trophy
Chandigarh, August 16
Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA)-Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) Academy lifted the trophy, beating Shivalik Public School (SPS) Academy, Sector 41, by eight runs in the finals of the Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for U-11 at the St Stephen's ground, Sector 45, here today.

Jubilant players of CCA GNPS Academy, who won the Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for U-11 at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Thursday.
LITTLE CHAMPS: Jubilant players of CCA GNPS Academy, who won the Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for U-11 at St Stephen’s, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

 


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