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Admn wakes up to reality

Makes data on basic needs in applications mandatory
Chandigarh, August 19
Three years after introducing the conversion policy, the city administration has woken up the ground reality. It has now been decided that stakeholders under the conversion policy will have to provide the basic data on the requirement for power and drinking water and expected discharge of sewerage, besides environment impact study.

PU: OBC quota gets formal nod
Chandigarh, August 19
Panjab University is going to admit around 1,100 students between August 31 and September 10 in the general category and the OBC category as the syndicate at a meeting held today gave it a formal nod.

Senate Polls
Entire DAV staff on canvass duty
Demeaning, say teachers
Chandigarh, August 19
What happens when the director (colleges) of the DAV management committee decides to contest the Panjab University senate elections?

Who calls the shots in UT ?
Chandigarh, August 19
The distribution of administrative work among top UT officials by the administrator has turned out to be game of musical chairs.

Cricketer Worrell dead
Chandigarh, August 19
Veteran Punjab Ranji player and former coach Devi Chand Worrell (78) died at his Sector 21 house here today following a prolonged illness.

Panel report on flooding next month
Chandigarh, August 19
To tackle the problem of flooding due to rains in the city, the secretary (engineering), Chandigarh administration, today constituted a committee to look into the issue and suggest remedial measures.

Officials review drainage system
Chandigarh, August 19
A review meeting of the drainage system was held to discuss problem of flooding in the city due to changing pattern of rain here today.



GPA holders up in arms against admn
Chandigarh, August 19
The Chandigarh administration’s claims of transparency and public welfare have gone for a toss. In fact, hundreds of general power of attorney (GPA) holders in the group housing societies are up in arms against the hefty charges imposed by the Chandigarh administration for the regularisation of the GPAs.

Dhanas Tragedy
Mayor orders probe into sloppy rescue
Chandigarh, August 19
Chandigarh municipal corporation mayor Pradeep Chabbra has ordered an inquiry into the ill-preparedness of the emergency rescue team of the fire department of the MC that was sent to save Sushil Kumar, who died after being rescued from the swollen Patiala ki Rao at Dhanas two days ago.

Labourer run over by truck
Colony residents seek compensation
Chandigarh, August 19
A 40-year-old man, Chandrika Yadav, was run over by a loaded truck at Bhushan Industries here this evening.

Residents of Colony No. 4 and factory workers protest in front of Bhushan Industries at the Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (Inset) Chandrika Yadav. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Residents of Colony No. 4 and factory workers protest in front of Bhushan Industries at the Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (Inset) Chandrika Yadav

This family seems to be unmindful of the naked wire in Sector 29-C, Chandigarh
DEATH TRAP: This family seems to be unmindful of the naked wire in Sector 29-C, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Another case of dengue in Mohali
Mohali, August 19
Surinder Kaur (67), a resident of Phase III A, has been tested positive for dengue and four persons from Balongi, Badmajra and Balmiki Colony have suffered from cholera.

Cellular services go awry
Chandigarh, August 19
Services of all cellular companies went awry today with reports of cross-connection of calls being received since morning.

Admn warns power men against action
Chandigarh, August 19
In the wake of a strike call given by the UT Powermen Union on August 20 due to non-acceptance of their pending demands, the Chandigarh administration has clarified that the principle of “no work no pay” will be strictly enforced.

AWWA raising day celebrations kick off
Chandigarh, August 19
The Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) week-cum-raising day celebrations took off on a festive note at the Chandi Mandir military station today with a thanks-giving function organised at the Command Hospital.


Higher Education
UT registers 29 pc enrolment ratio
Chandigarh, August 19
After it’s disheartening performance in upper primary education, UT education department finally has some reasons to smile. The city, which slipped a notch in UPE set-up, has scripted a 29 per cent enrolment ratio in higher education, the best in the region.

Rajiv Gandhi Chair
Panjab varsity to hold fresh selections
Chandigarh, August 19
Panjab University has admitted the selection committee set up by it for appointing a professor to the Rajiv Gandhi Chair was not in accordance with the norms prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Sohana resident tops HP civil services exam
Mohali, August 19
A resident of Sohana has topped the Himachal Pradesh administrative services examination, the result of which was declared today.

Pbi dept students continue on hunger strike
Chandigarh, August 19
Stalemate in department of Punjabi, Panjab University, regarding abolishment of internal assessment continued for the second day today with students, including many girls, sitting on hunger strike throughout the day.

400 anganwari workers attend orientation workshop
Chandigarh, August 19
An orientation programme was organised for anganwari workers today in Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here as a part of city administration’s action plan for gender sensitisation.

Principal of GCG-11 Promila Kaushal speaks during a workshop for anganwari workers held on the college premises in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Principal of GCG-11 Promila Kaushal speaks during a workshop for anganwari workers held on the college premises in Chandigarh

From Schools & Colleges
Param adjudged best dancer
Chandigarh, August 19
Param of Lawrence Public School, Mohali, was adjudged to be the best dancer while Kriti Kapoor, Manav Mangal School-21, Chandigarh, was declared as best choreographer during the silver jubilee celebrations of Ajit Karam Singh International School-41, here today.

School recruitment: Ruckus on last day
Chandigarh, August 19
Chandigarh education department had to experience a total ruckus on the last day of guest faculty recruitment for government schools, when over 1000 job seekers appeared for the job.

DAV college students create commotion on fee
Chandigarh, August 19
Some girl students of BPEd course at DAV College, Sector 10, barged into college principal’s office and created commotion.


Consumer Courts
Rs 50,000 fine slapped on fake doctor, son
Chandigarh, August 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a fake doctor and his son to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to three petitioners for unfair trade practices.

7-yr RI for rape
Chandigarh, August 19
District and sessions judge K.K. Garg today sentenced Gudda to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in a rape case. A fine of Rs 5,000 was also imposed on the convict.


Beijing Olympics
Big day for Vijender, Jitender today
Patiala, August 19
Tomorrow is Vijender Kumar’s date with destiny. He, along with his Haryana colleague Jitneder Kumar, will be testing the waters at Beijing tomorrow and with both the pugilists fully charged up, a medal of any hue may just be on the way for India.

Tribune photographer gets national award
Patiala, August 19
All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman Maninderjit Singh Bitta and Punjabi University vice-chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh inaugurated “Closeness to Nature” -- a photographic exhibition on shades of nature -- by Patiala-based photojournalist Rajesh Sachar at the varsity museum here today.
Visitors go around an exhibition put up by a Tribune photographer on World Photography Day at Punjabi University, Patiala
Visitors go around an exhibition put up by a Tribune photographer on World Photography Day at Punjabi University, Patiala, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

NRI among two killed in accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 19
An Italy-based NRI and his friend from Talania village in Fatehgarh Sahib were killed in an accident today morning. Three others who were travelling with the victims are undergoing treatment at PGI. Their condition is stated to be serious.

Former Tribune employee dead
Ambala, August 19
Om Prakash Sharma, former composing supervisor, The Tribune, died here today. He was 79 and a half years old and was seriously ill for the past few months.

Medical teachers protest govt’s irregularities
Patiala, August 19
In its executive committee meeting, Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association (PSMDTA) today protested against the wrong promotions and irregularities committed by Punjab Government pertaining to medical and dental education rules, particularly in the dental colleges, across the state.

House burgled in Pinjore
Kalka, August 19
Thieves decamped with jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from a house in Pinjore during the early hours today.

Mayor sends relief for flood victims
Patiala, August 19
Patiala mayor Ajit Pal Singh Kohli sent three trucks carrying 80 quintal atta and 40 quintal dal for flood victims in Ferozepore here today.


Cricket: DPS Chandigarh win trophy
Chandigarh, August 19
Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, posted 27-run win over DPS, Yamunanagar, today on the final day of the Inter-school DPS Cricket Tournament held at DAV College in Sector 10.

St Xavier’s lift soccer title
Chandigarh, August 19
In the final match of the U-12 (boys) Six-A-Side Soccer Championship, hosts St Xavier’s beat St Kabir by 1-0 here today. Sanveer netted the lone goal.

Brunei Open
Johl to lead Chandigarh challenge
Chandigarh, August 19
Thirtynine-year-old Amandeep Johl will lead the Chandigarh challenge in the $3 lakh Brunei Open Asian Tour event which gets under way on the lush greens of Empire Hotel and Country Club at Jerudong in Brunei on Thursday.

Kapil in city
Chandigarh, August 19
Former captain of the Indian cricket team and chairman of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) Kapil Dev visited the city today to seek venues for the upcoming ICL tournaments. “We have invited proposals from ICL officials which they will be submitting in the three to four days.

Guv seeks Abhinav’s expertise
Chandigarh, August 19
Punjab Governor and UT administrator Gen (retd) S.F. Rodrigues has sought Abhinav Bindra’s expertise and coordinated endeavour of his parents for upgrading the Chandigarh Shooting Range to world-class standards to give an opportunity to young shooters to develop their potential.
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Cop’s con lands him behind bars
Chandigarh, August 19
A former constable’s dreams of becoming a millionaire overnight have landed him behind bars and left him a pauper.

Woman’s body found
Chandigarh, August 19
The body of 42-year-old woman was found under mysterious circumstances in a deserted area between Colony No. 4 and Darua village here yesterday.

Bid to rape 8-year-old
Mohali, August 19
A resident of Phase III B-2 has complained to the police that an unidentified person tried to rape her eight-year-old daughter yesterday.

Thieves decamp with jewellery, cash from Worrell kin’s house
Zirakpur, August 19
Thieves decamped with jewellery worth lakhs and Rs 30,000 cash from the house of Jatinder, a relative of D.C. Worrell who died in Chandigarh here today, in Ekta Vihar, Baltana.

FIR against ‘Mocha’ owner
Chandigarh, August 19
Vijayant Choudhry, owner of “Mocha”, a café, is in dock with the landlady of the shop filing an FIR against him.


Rotary Club, PGI join hands for ‘Gift of Sight’
Chandigarh, August 19
After sponsoring the open heart surgery project for the poor, Rotary Club, Chandigarh, in association with the Advanced Eye care Centre (AEC) of the PGI, launched the “Gift of Sight” project here today to help those who need treatment for retinal disorder.

From left: Dr Amod Gupta, R.K.Saboo and Dr K.K. Talwar at the launch of the joint project
From left: Dr Amod Gupta, R.K.Saboo and Dr K.K. Talwar at the launch of the joint project.
— A Tribune photograph


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