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No Stopping It
3 more kids die of cholera

Panchkula, July 19
Three more children died of cholera today, taking the toll to seven. One cholera death was reported from Mauli Complex in Chandigarh. Despite the claims of the administration regarding preventive steps in affected colonies, hospitals continued to be flooded with diarrhoea and suspected cholera cases.

Heaps of garbage in Indira Colony despite the outbreak of cholera in the area Heaps of garbage in Indira Colony despite the outbreak of cholera in the area.
— A
  Tribune photograph

Clear encroachments along choe: Punjab chief secy
Mohali, July 19
The chief secretary, Punjab, has asked the SAS Nagar administration to ensure the removal of encroachments along the Singhnullah choe that passes through Zirakpur before joining the Ghaggar. A large part of the nullah flows through Panchkula before it enters Zirakpur.

Army does a rethink on airport land
Chandigarh, July 19
The controversy over the Army authorities handing over the possession of five acres for the expansion of Chandigarh Airport is far from over. A few weeks after the Army agreed to hand over the land in lieu of an alternative piece of land in Hallomajra, it has thrown another spanner in the works, jeopardising the plans of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to start international flights from here.


Young girls enjoy a swing ride on the occasion of Teej organised at Cyp Asia Centre in Sector 12, Chandigarh
Young girls enjoy a swing ride on the occasion of Teej organised at Cyp Asia Centre in Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

No bars behind bars at Burail
Chandigarh, July 19
Compulsive gamblers, drug addicts and smokers are going strong even at Burail Jail here. Those indulging in gambling and cricket betting are carrying on their activities without any problem from the cells. Canteen coupons issued to inmates are being used as stake. The jail authorities issue coupons worth Rs 10 each to the inmates against the money deposited by their families.

Acquitted in Beant killing case, Navjot claims damages
Chandigarh, July 19
A local court today issued notices to the Centre and the Chandigarh administration on the plea of Navjot Singh, who was acquitted last year in the Beant Singh assassination case, seeking compensation of Rs 50 crore for spending 12 years in jail due to “mishandling” of the case by investigators.


Young girls enjoy coconut in rain-soaked Chandigarh
Young girls enjoy coconut in rain-soaked Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A crack in the water pipe at the road dividing Sectors 44 and 51 in Chandigarh
A crack in the water pipe at the road dividing Sectors 44 and 51 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

With water table rising, anglers are back at Sukhna lake
With water table rising, anglers are back at Sukhna lake. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Encroachments along the Singhnullah choe in Zirakpur
Encroachments along the Singhnullah choe in Zirakpur. — A Tribune photograph

Probe into complaint against ADC begins
Chandigarh, July 19
The Chandigarh police has initiated investigations into a complaint lodged by two city-based traders against UT additional deputy commissioner Inderjit Singh Sandhu.

Commercial misuse of bhavans rampant
Chandigarh, July 19
Allotted land at concessional rates for community activities, a majority of the bhavans in the city continue to rake in moolah through commercial activities, allegedly in violation of the rules and regulations.

MC Elections
Notice served on Mohali DC
Mohali, July 19
N.K. Sharma and the group which had swept the Zirakpur municipal council elections today served a legal notice on the SAS Nagar deputy commissioner for delaying the election of the president and vice-president of the council.

Sukhna water table rises
Chandigarh, July 19
Thanks to the monsoon showers, the water table in the Sukhna lake is regularly rising. On Friday, the water level in the lake touched the 1,158 mark. On July 11, it was 1,156 and on June 30, it was 1,153.

Parking contractor fleeces motorists
Mohali, July 19
The only paid parking area in the town opposite the tehsil complex here is fleecing public with the contractor overcharging visitors to the complex. The contractor is authorised to charge Rs 5 for a car, Rs 3 for scooter and motor cycle and Rs 2 for a bicycle.

More funds needed for telemedicine: Kaushik
Mohali, July 19
Public spending on improving technology for the masses should be increased and efforts would be made to convince the Central Government in this regard, director of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Delhi, P.D. Kaushik said here today.

Now, file IT returns electronically
Mohali, July 19
The department of excise and taxation here has provided a facility for filing the returns electronically from this quarter onwards.

Excise dept updates dealers’ database
Chandigarh, July 19
The excise and taxation department today said that the database of the registered functional dealers had been updated with the help of information supplied by the dealers in Form VAT-1.

Protest against demolition of orphanage
Chandigarh, July 19
The Universal Disabled Care Taker Social Welfare Society organised a candlelight march today against the Punjab government’s order to demolish a small orphanage in Podiala, a village in Mohali district, in Sector 17, here.

Mandir office-bearers
Chandigarh, July 20
Election to Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Sector 45, was conducted here today and the following office-bearers were elected unanimously.


CAT stays recovery of salaries
Chandigarh, July 19
On the application of 10 JBT teachers, the CAT stayed the recovery of salaries of the applicants. The teachers were granted upgraded salaries due to their high qualification through a circular in 1957, however, the orders were reversed by the UT administration in 2007 and their pay scale was to be re-fixed with effect from 1986.

Schools to check drug addiction
Chandigarh, July 19
Chandigarh education department is gearing up to have a check on the drug addiction among the government school students. In a significant move, the department today conducted an all-principals’ meet headed by director, higher education, Raji P. Srivastava and DPI (S) S.K. Setia.

Flies found in food at Stu C
Chandigarh, July 19
Around 40 students gathered at the Students Centre in Panjab University after a number of houseflies were noticed in a meal being sold at one of the eateries here today.

Students want more hostels
Chandigarh, July 19
Today PUSU staged a protest at Students Center to draw the attention of PU authorities towards problem faced by the students for hostel facility.

Peace Club formed
Chandigarh, July 19
Today, as a part of the ongoing campaign for peace in the city, Peace Club was inaugurated at Government Model High School, Sector 36, here.

Sapling plantation at GNPS-36
Chandigarh, July 19
To promote green and clean environment, a tree plantation drive was organised by the NCC cadets of 1 Chandigarh NCC Naval Unit, Chandigarh, at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here yesterday.


HC notice to admn on plastic ban
Chandigarh, July 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday issued notice of motion to the Chandigarh administration for October 22 on a petition challenging the move to completely ban polythene and plastic carry bags.

Electricity dept told to adjust ‘sundry charges’
Chandigarh, July 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the electricity department, UT, through the superintending engineer (electricity), to make full adjustment of Rs 4,364 charged from the complainant as sundry charges in the future electricity bills, starting with the immediate next bill of the complainant.


Conveners appointed for MC chief’s poll
Bassi Pathana, July 19
The district administration today appointed conveners for the election to the post of presidents and vice-presidents of the Bassi Pathana and Sirhind municipal councils. Ashok Kumar Singla, deputy commissioner, said K.B.S. Mann had been appointed convener for Bassi Pathana and SDM Gurpal Singh Chahal for Sirhind.

Villagers demand extension of lal dora
Kalka, July 19
Residents of 154 villages of Kalka sub-division, which falls under the New Capital Periphery Control Act, have demanded that the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act (Haryana Amendment Act, 2003) be implemented. Under the Act, there is a provision of extension of 60 per cent of the red line of the existing village ‘abadi’ area

Delegation meets education minister
Kalka, July 19
A delegation of Kalka residents headed by former secretary of state Congress Vijay Bansal recently met deputy chief minister Chander Mohan and Haryana education minister Mange Ram Gupta and submitted a memorandum in connection with continuation of MA (political science) in Government Postgraduate College, Kalka.

Parents up in arms against school for demanding funds
Ropar, July 19
Parents of students of Holy Family School today held a protest meeting against the school for demanding funds. One of the parents Chander Shekhar said the school had a parent-teacher meeting today. Few days ago, the school had sent students with slips asking each student to bring Rs 200 for buying new generator and filling land.

Punjab Athletics
Amandeep wins 100m title
Patiala, July 19
Amandeep Singh of Ludhiana won the 100m event in the 84th Punjab State Athletic Championship which commenced on Punjabi University campus here today. Amandeep, who clocked 11.28 seconds, was followed by Ranjit Singh of PSEB and Inderpreet Singh of Patiala in the order.


GNPS Academy lift Mount Shivalik Trophy
Chandigarh, July 19
With sharing valuable partnership of 77 runs, Jaskaran Singh and Manan Vohra steered the CCA-Guru Nanak Public School Academy, Sector 36, to lift Mount Shivalik Trophy winning the Inter-Academy Under-15 Cricket Tournament at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.
Members of GNPS team in joyous mood after winning Mount Shivalik Trophy at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Members of GNPS team in joyous mood after winning Mount Shivalik Trophy at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh

Chess: Six lead in U-7
Chandigarh, July 19
Tarini Goyal, Sarthak, Rishi, Jaskeerat, Kashish Kaushal and Tanush are leading the table tally grabbing one point each in under-7 category on the inaugural day of the Chandigarh Chess Championship for under-7 and under-17 age categories at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

Swimming meet from July 29
Chandigarh, July 19
The Chandigarh sports department will organise Administrator's Cup Swimming Championship for sub-junior, junior and senior boys and girls from July 29 to 31 at Yoga Swimming Pool, Sector 23, here.


Passport Scam
Two more suspects arrested
Chandigarh, July 19
The crime branch today arrested two more suspects, including a Class IV employee of the regional passport office, in the stolen passport scam. The duo have been identified as Ram Swaroop Bhatt, an employee of the passport office, and Naval Kishore Verma, a Delhi-based printing press owner.

Rs 25,000 stolen from car
Chandigarh, July 19
The thieves decamped with cash worth Rs 25,000 from a vehicle parked in Sector 8, here, this afternoon. Vickramjeet Singh, a resident of Sector 48, told the police that the incident took place when he went to a bank in Sector 8.

Man killed in accident
Chandigarh, July 19
Vicky, a resident of Sector 46, was crushed to death under a truck near the Kali Bari light point here this afternoon. According to an eyewitness, Jitender Singh, Vicky was crushed under the tyres when a speeding truck (PB-07-B-5667) hit the scooter (Ch-03-Q-4124) he was riding from the rear.

Rs 2 lakh stolen from car
Panchkula, July 19
Thieves decamped with Rs 2 lakh after breaking through the window of a vehicle parked in Sector 8, here, this evening. According to the police, LC Mittal, a resident of Zirakpur, came to a gym in Sector 8.


Mellifluous rendition by Ustad Gafoor Khan
Chandigarh, July 19
Serenity of sufi utterances and rich grandeur of Rajasthani folk music reverberated the Randhawa Auditorium as the Barmer based Ustad Gafoor Khan Manganiyar and troupe gave an entrancing music recital here today.

Ustad Gafoor Khan performs at Randhawa Auditorium, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Ustad Gafoor Khan performs at Randhawa Auditorium, Chandigarh

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