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Water supply to Rajiv Colony cut
Cholera cases in P’kula go up to 12
Panchkula, July 17
Even as the district administration today cut off the main water supply line to Rajiv Colony that passes through sullage in a nullah, the number of cholera cases reported in the city reached to 12.
Residents collect water from a tap in an area full of garbage at Rajiv Colony, Panchkula Residents collect water from a tap in an area full of garbage at Rajiv Colony, Panchkula, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan

Outbreak Of Cholera
Blame it on slums
Chandigarh, July 17
Even after the discovery of a cholera case from Shahpur Colony and hundreds of diarrhoea cases being reported from across the city every day, the public health authorities are yet to wake up to the reality of the situation.
Children playing near heaps of garbage near an open drain in Mauli Jagran in Mani Majra Children playing near heaps of garbage near an open drain in Mauli Jagran in Mani Majra on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan


Rain maladies on the rise in city
Chandigarh, July 17
Its raining diseases, literally. With the onset of the monsoons, there has been a sharp increase in the incidence of water-borne diseases in the city’s slums and colonies.

Double whammy for Sector 63 allottees
Hidden charges jack up prices
Chandigarh, July 17
Even though the Chandigarh Housing Board claims rational pricing of its dwelling units in Sector 63, the truth is allottees would have to shell out several lakhs more than the price mentioned by the board.


Rs 2-cr equestrian project gets trotting
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh administration moved a step closer to having a state-of-the-art equestrian complex at Sarangpur with the authorities completing the demarcation of the land for their prestigious project.

MC apathy, rains spell doom for roads
Chandigarh, July 17
The apathy of the municipal corporation, coupled with rains, has spelt doom for roads in Phase I, Industrial Area, in the city. The roads are not re-carpeted for years in certain parts of the Industrial Area, much to the annoyance of the residents.

Inter-state transport deal with Punjab
UT fixes countersignature fee for buses
Chandigarh, July 17
Paving the way for implementing the inter-state transport agreement between Chandigarh and Punjab, the UT’s transport department will annually charge Rs 8,000 as countersignature fee from operators of private air-conditioned buses playing from Punjab to the city.

Radio cabs for Mohali soon
Mohali, July 17
Mohali will have its own radio cabs. The town is one of the four cities in Punjab which have been shortlisted for the introduction of ‘city safe cabs’. The other cities are Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Crusher zone to have toll road
Panchkula, July 17
Residents of Jalla and Burj Kotian villages at Chandi Mandir have a reason to cheer. The state PWD has proposed to construct a road through the villages located in the crusher zone on build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis.

Magistrate issues prohibitory orders
Chandigarh, July 17
Issuing prohibitory orders, the district magistrate has made it mandatory for residents to register with the respective station house officer (SHO) the labour engaged on contract or daily wage for petty services.

Vivek FM joins hands with BBC World
Chandigarh, July 17
Vivek 90.4 FM is Chandigarh’s first community radio station to have entered into an alliance with the BBC World Service. The radio channel of Vivek High School, Sector 38, has been on air since March 2007.

Enthusiastic Vivek students try their hand at radio jockeying at the school’s community radio station. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Enthusiastic Vivek students try their hand at radio jockeying at the school’s community radio station

Power poles damaged in accident
Chandigarh, July 17
A UT police vehicle collided with electricity poles on the Naya Gaon-Khuda Ali Sher road this morning, resulting in power cables falling on the road. In spite of a threat to the lives of commuters, they had no option but to cross over the live wires.

LIVING DANGEROUSLY: Motorists manoeuvre around a damaged pole and cables on the Naya Gaon-Khuda Ali Sher road in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Motorists manoeuvre around a damaged pole and cables on the Naya Gaon-Khuda Ali Sher road in Chandigarh

AOC-in-C visits Air Force station
Chandigarh, July 17
Air Marshal P.K. Barbora, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Western Air Command (WAC), visited the Air Force station high grounds, near here, today. Group Capt R.K.S. Shera and his wife Jaspreet Shera welcomed the Air Marshal and his wife Arundhati Barbora, regional president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association.

Central panel inspects rly station
Kalka, July 17
A 21-member Parliamentary committee, headed by Basudeb Acharya of Lok Sabha, including Kishan Singh Sangwan, Tarnikant Sahay, Abony Roi, Manak Singh and Lalit Kishor Chakerverti, today inspected the Kalka railway station and narrow gauge railway workshop as part of a study tour and inspection.

Cine goers left high and dry
Chandigarh, July 17
Cine goers at DT cinema, IT Park, were left high and dry when the night show of two movies ' Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic' and ' Love Story 2050' were cancelled at the last moment. The management of the DT cinema did not give any prior notice.


Panjab varsity senate draws flak
No fee concession to SC/ST candidates
Chandigarh, July 17
Panjab University’s (PU) senate decision to not give any fee concession to the SC/ST candidates has drawn flak from a section of senators, thereby questioning the governing body’s credibility.

Panel to probe brawl in front of VC’s office
Chandigarh, July 17
Taking cognizance of yesterday’s incident on the campus, wherein some student activists of ABVP and SOPU had created ruckus in front of VC’s office and scaled the gates of he prohibited area, the university authorities today formed a committee to look into the whole matter.

Canteens more than eateries for students
Chandigarh, July 17
It is not just about those hot samosas or sandwiches and nor about those mouth-watering dosas and rajmah-chawal, canteens for city students are much more. From place of introductory session to escape zones from lectures and dating spots, canteen serves all purposes.

Students enjoy at the MCM DAV College canteen, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari

Students enjoy at the MCM DAV College canteen, Chandigarh

Pay school fee at e-Sampark Centres
Chandigarh, July 17
Chandigarh education department has announced that fee and funds for all government schools would be transacted through e-Sampark Centres across the city. Last date for depositing the fee and funds would be 10th of every month.

PU Notes
Post-doctoral fellowship for Bawa
Chandigarh, July 17
On the recommendations of the MHRD empowered committee, University Grants Commission has selected Dr Harinder Singh Bawa, research associate, DST research project, department of physics, PU, as the UGC-Dr D.S. Kothari postdoctoral fellow.

New management institute at Gharuan
Chandigarh, July 17
Chanakya Institute of Management is the latest addition in the B-schools around Chandigarh, which is situated in village Gharuan on Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway. It has been approved by AICTE, ministry of HRD and Punjab government and will offer courses in MBA, BBA and BCA from current academic session.


Consumer Courts
National Insurance Co. to pay Rs 2.3 lakh
Chandigarh, July 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed National Insurance Company Limited to pay the claim of Rs 2,34,973 at an interest of 9 per cent per annum towards the fire claim filed by Punjab Fibres Limited in New Delhi along with Rs 5,500 as costs of litigation.

Inderjeet Murder Case
Witness not examined on defence plea
Chandigarh, July 17
A prosecution witness summoned in a murder trial pending for 23 years by the CBI Special Court had to return without getting his statement recorded after the defence counsel pled for it.


Blockade of NH-21 over power cut
PSEB seeks action; SSP says complaint meaningless
Kharar, July 17
A day after area residents blocked NH-21 over power cuts, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has moved a complaint to the police demanding action against those who held dharna and also against those who cut a tree and disrupted the 66 kv Majra-Mullapur power line.

Evasion Of Market Fee
Notices slapped on 6TEN, Reliance outlets
Kharar, July 17
The market committee, Kharar, today slapped assessment notices on outlets of 6TEN, Reliance Retail and Reliance Fresh for not depositing the market fees on rice. Around 10 6TEN outlets, run by R E I Agro Limited, two Reliance Fresh Limited outlets (Phases VI and VII, Mohali) and one outlet of Reliance Retail Limited (Phase V, Mohali) were served these notices today.

Encroachments around jail premises
Prison dept writes to DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 17
The Punjab prison department has shot off a letter to the Fatehgarh Sahib deputy commissioner demanding removal of encroachments from around the sub-jail of Bassi Pathana. The department plans to construct a new jail building in place of the existing one, which is around 100 year old.

Water-borne diseases on the rise
Kalka, July 17
With the onset of monsoons, reports of various water-borne diseases are pouring in from Kalka, Pinjore and adjoining areas putting immense pressure on doctors. On the other hand, authorities concerned seem least bothered about it. Complaints of supply of contaminated water seem to be falling on deaf ears.

US delegation visits Pbi varsity
Patiala, July 17
An educational exchange programme between Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, US, and Punjabi University got a shot in the arm when Paul Browne, Wagiha A. Tayler and Nandita Das led a 60-member delegation from the US University promising to further strengthen the educational ties between the two institutions.

Vaccination campaign launched
Ambala, July 17
The Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccination campaign, hosted by Ambala civil surgeon Dr V.K. Sharma and nodal officer Dr Amir Singh Ranga, was inaugurated at Government Senior Secondary School, Prem Nagar, Ambala City, yesterday. Chief guest health minister Kartar Devi inaugurated the campaign.

Woman kills husband over salary
Ambala, July 17
Bansi Lal (44), an employee with the Railways, was allegedly killed by his wife Rekha late last night in Shivala Mandi, Ambala Cantonment. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm. Bansi Lal was a class IV employee of the Railways.


AITA: City boys, girls set up title clash
Chandigarh, July 17
Title clash in boys’ as well as girls’ under-18 age group would be an all-Chandigarh affair. Continuing his winning journey unseeded Ajay Yadav beat lucky loser Bramjot Singh of Delhi 6-1, 6-1 in the first semifinal match to face sixth seed Akshat Joshi tomorrow in the finals of the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here.

St Stephen’s beat APJ
Chandigarh, July 17
A fine knock of 49 runs off 50 balls by skipper Harman guided St Stephen’s to two-wicket victory over APJ School, Kharar, in the first match of the day. St Stephen’s won the toss and elected to field. APJ were well served by Nitin's brilliant all-round display.

Cricket: Sukhpreet leads Chandigarh to win
Chandigarh, July 17
With his 31-run knock, Sukhpreet helped Chandigarh team to beat Jalandhar by two wickets in the quarterfinal match of Punjab State Twenty20 Inter District Cricket Tournament (Under-16) for Udham Singh Trophy being played at Ludhiana here today.

Mt Shivalik Trophy
P’kula’s Bhavan, GNPS to fight it out tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 17
Bhavan Vidyalaya of Panchkula will face CCA-Guru Nanak Public School Academy in the finals of the Inter-Academy (under-15) Cricket Tournament for Mount Shivalik Trophy. The match will be held on July 19 at St Stephen's School, Sector 45.

Cricket probables selected
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh Cricket Association selected probables for under-19 Chandigarh district team through trials. Probables will take part in a camp for selection to the final team.

Football trials on July 21
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh Football Association will conduct selection trials at Dev Samaj College grounds, Sector 45 here, on July 21.


Rs 3 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, July 17
Thieves decamped with Rs 3 lakh in cash after breaking open the windowpane of a car in Sector 23, here this evening. According to the police, Manpreet a collection agent with a private liquor company, had gone to his residence after making collections from two shops in Mohali.

Rs 1 lakh stolen from temple
Chandigarh, July 17
Ornaments and around Rs 1 lakh in cash were stolen from Jain Mandir in Sector 27 here last night. According to reports, the theft came to light when the temple priest came for prayers in the morning.

UT police struggles to crack theft cases
Chandigarh, July 17
The UT police has failed miserably in solving theft cases, especially those involving huge amounts of money. Though three months have elapsed since thieves stole 16 bracelets worth Rs 6 lakh from Tanishq showroom in Sector 17, the police has been unsuccessful in tracing the whereabouts of the accused.
A CCTV footage shows two of the accused involved in the theft of 16 bracelets at a Sector 17 showroom
A CCTV footage shows two of the accused involved in the theft of 16 bracelets at a Sector 17 showroom.

Police releases sketches of robbery suspects
Chandigarh, July 17
The UT police today released sketches of three suspects involved in the robbery of an apple grower and his nephew on Tuesday night. The accused had robbed over Rs 1 lakh at Press Chowk from the victims while they were on their way to the bus stand in Sector 17.

Sketches of two robbery suspects released by the police in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Sketches of two robbery suspects released by the police in Chandigarh

Fake affidavit filed to get tenement
Chandigarh, July 17
Cases of false allotment of dwelling units under rehabilitation scheme continue to pour in. This time an employee of the public health department has filed a fake affidavit to get a tenement under the Licensing of Tenements and Sites and Services in Chandigarh scheme, 1979.


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