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Land Acquisition
UT’s curt reply to Centre
Can’t pay on lines of Punjab govt
Chandigarh, August 7
Much to dismay of farmers, who have been demanding land compensation at market rates, the Chandigarh administration has informed the union ministry of home affairs that it cannot pay land compensation on the pattern of the Punjab government.

Girl refuses to live with father
Chandigarh, August 7
In a shocking revelation, a 14-year-old girl student of a local government high school has submitted a complaint in writing to district education officer (DEO) Khushinder Sharma against her father, accusing him of sexual harassment.

Two lawyers bring eve-teaser to book
Chandigarh, August 7
Chivalry is not dead as yet. Setting an example for others, two young city-based lawyers not only chased down a youth after he molested a girl but also turned him in to the police, before lodging a complaint against him.

Women were used as conduits
Chandigarh, August 7
Going by the disclosures of the arrested drug peddlers, the policemen suspected of involvement in the nexus had played an active role in numerous cases.


Acquisition Policy
Administration firm on its stance
Chandigarh, August 7
Unfazed by strong criticism for its anti-landowner stance, the Chandigarh administration is adamant on sticking to its guns regarding implementation of the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2008.


More trouble for DSP
Chandigarh, August 7
Chandigarh police DSP Satbir Singh, who is already facing a departmental inquiry following a complaint of misbehaviour by a woman SI, is heading for more trouble.

Shiv Sena members protest against the order to scrap the transfer of forestland to the Amarnath shrine board, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Amarnath shrine protest
resonates in city

Chandigarh, August 7
The Amarnath shrine row accorded the city roads today with members of the Shiv Sena protesting against the order to scrap the transfer of forestland to the Amarnath shrine board.

Shiv Sena members protest against the order to scrap the transfer of forestland to the Amarnath shrine board, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Youth run over by CTU bus
Chandigarh, August 7
Feroz Khan, a 22-year-old youth, was killed in a road accident on the Khuda Lahora road here this evening.

Miraculous escape for two as cars collide
Panchkula, August 7
A Panchkula resident had a miraculous escape when his car was hit by a Skoda car here last night.

IT sector seeks new vistas
Navyug MohnotChandigarh, August 7
As the cat II towns in India witness the IT boom, QAI India, a part of global quality assurance consultancy for knowledge intensive organisations, QAI Worldwide, too, has its eyes set on these smaller cities.

Navyug Mohnot

Industry going global
Chandigarh, August 7
Lured by countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, China and the Philippines with major sops and subsidies, the Indian IT industry is going overseas for expansion.

IT must benefit poor, says Rodrigues
Chandigarh, August 7
The roadmap for IT growth in this region cannot be complete without the assistance of the governments of Punjab and Haryana.

People wait for officers outside the DC office in Mohali on Thursday. Absent officials keep public waiting
Mohali, August 7
It was one of those days in the tehsil office when virtually no officer of the district administration was available to attend to the public.

People wait for officers outside the DC office in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Tehsildar errs, gives HUDA land to two
Panchkula, August 7
A little less than one-acre land belonging to the Haryana Urban Development Authority has been sold to a couple as Kalka tehsildar allegedly ignored the revenue records of the department and allowed the registration of the land in the name of two residents of Moga in Punjab.

IT raids industrial group premises
Chandigarh, August 7
The income tax department conducted raids on factories and residences of the Bathinda-based Mittal group of industries today.

Disciples pay tributes to Pt Gian Shankar
Mohali, August 7
A programme of Indian classical dances was organised by the disciples of Pandit Gian Shankar at Chandigarh in connection with his first death anniversary.

DAV hosts exhibition of handmade rakhis
Chandigarh, August 7
Major RN Kapoor DAV Public School conducted an exhibition cum sale of hand made rakhis and cards yesterday. The exhibition is on till August 8.

GMC to hold workshop on injury management
Chandigarh, August 7
To highlight the importance of injury management, the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 is planning to hold a national workshop to train manpower in various aspects of injury management.

Rs 5 lakh for press club
Mohali, August 7
Bikram Singh Majithia, Punjab information and public relations minister, today said at Mohali Press Club the government was considering a proposal for the creation of housing societies for journalists working in the state. He announced Rs 5 lakh for the press club. — TNS

Mehndi competition
Mohali, August 7
Aviation Hospitality and Management Limited celebrated the month of Sawan as it organised the mehendi and face painting competition. Over 60 girls and boys participated in the competition wearing colourful dresses and worked in groups to create innovative designs in mehndi. — TNS

Poor drainage system


JAC appeals CM for concurrence letter
Chandigarh, August 7
The Joint Action Committee (JAC), constituted to demand central university status for PU, held a meeting under the chairpersonship of Prof A.S. Ahluwalia.

PU declares regulations for BE exams
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University has notified that at its syndicate meeting held on August 27, 2005, it was resolved that the uniform regulations regarding B.E. Examinations, as approved by the faculty of engineering and technology in March, 2005, be applicable to all students admitted in the academic sessions 2002-03 to 2004-05, provided that all the students agreed to be governed by the changed regulations.


Late freedom fighter’s wife allowed share in property
Chandigarh, August 7
One mistake Jagan Nath Sharma did not live to rectify was gifting house to his son. He lived fighting for the country as Subhash Chander Bose’s driver, and later as a “member” of the Indian Army. But died fighting litigation with own descendant.

Thakur to be new CJ
Chandigarh, August 7
Justice Tirath Singh Thakur is scheduled to take oath as the chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday following the clearance of his appointment by President Pratibha Patil.

Servant gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, August 7
After a trial that lasted eight years, district and sessions judge K.K. Garg today sentenced Ram Karan, a domestic help, to life imprisonment for strangulating Parkash Kaur to death.


Murder case of two watchmen cracked, 3 held
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 7
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today claimed to have solved the murder case of two watchmen of a godown of Patran Traders, Amloh Road, with arrest of three persons. The two were brutally murdered on the intervening night of August 1 and 2.

Doctors protest police inaction
Bassi Pathana, August 7
All the members of the Indian Medical Association in the town today suspended OPD in their clinics and nursing homes for two hours from 9 am to 11 am in protest against the failure of the police to arrest those responsible for the attack on doctors and their nursing homes at various parts of the state.

Panjab varsity offers job-oriented courses
Patiala, August 7
Department of Correspondence Courses, Punjabi University, has started four new job-oriented courses from the current academic session.

Rain comes to rescue of power consumers
Patiala, August 7
Widespread rainfall in the region has come as a boon for both the power starved Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and the people of Punjab as board authorities have now made it clear that there will be a drastic reduction in power cuts.

Rain hits normal life
Kalka, August 7
Heavy rain, for the last three days, has been severely hitting normal life in Klka, Pinjore and its vicinity.


Jubilant members of APJ team after winning the final match of PCA Boost Cup at YPS ground in Mohali on Thursday. Age row mars Boost Cup final
Mohali, August 7
Prevalent over-age problem in local cricket today marred the final match of the PCA Boost Cricket Cup for under 16 boys at the Yadavindra Public School, here today.

Jubilant members of APJ team after winning the final match of PCA Boost Cup at YPS ground in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Johl stumbles on rain-hit day
Chandigarh, August 7
Thirtynine-year-old Amandeep Johl of Chandigarh, who has gone in for a change in his swing, was tied 33rd with a two-day par 142 score when an afternoon downpour forced officials to abandon play at 4.15 pm today in the $ 3,10,000 Worldwide Selangor Masters at Petailing Jaya in Malaysia.

CHWA selects probables
Chandigarh, August 7
Chandigarh Women Hockey Association (CWHA) has selected probables for coaching camp in preparation of the forthcoming national championship.


Helmet saves the day for cop
Panchkula, August 7
Helmet saved the day for a policeman who escaped unhurt after he was hit in the head with a with log by a robbery accused here today.


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