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Taxi operators clash at rly station; 8 injured
Taxi operators protest against the railway authorities in ChandigarhChandigarh, August 21
The issue of picking passengers from the railway station took an ugly turn when private taxi operators allegedly assaulted operators of AC radio taxis here this morning.

Taxi operators protest against the railway authorities in Chandigarh on Thursday . Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan


A chemical factory that caught fire in the Panchkula industrial area in the wee hours Fire at chemical factory in P’kula
Narrow escape for two
Panchkula, August 21
Two workers had a narrow escape when fire broke out in a chemical industry here late last night. Eyewitnesses said the two were packing material in drums at Gaurav Industries when sparking took place in the electrical fittings, leading to the fire.
A chemical factory that caught fire in the Panchkula industrial area in the wee hours of Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A 35-year-old peepal tree that was uprooted due to heavy rain in the Sector 15 booth market in Chandigarh
MIGHTY FALL: A 35-year-old peepal tree that was uprooted due to heavy rain in the Sector 15 booth market in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Mediation centre a non-starter
3 cases in three months
Chandigarh, August 21
Three months after the inauguration of the mediation centre at the district courts, the concept, though a novel one, is yet to take off. In the absence of any takers, the centre has barely heard three cases so far and has only two mediators.

Class XII student stabbed
Chandigarh, August 21
In a shocking incident, a Class XII student of a local government school was stabbed with a knife by some outsiders in front of the school gate in broad daylight today.


Companies say no to festival discount offers
Chandigarh, August 21
There is bad news for all those who have been waiting for the festival bonus to avail the festival offers and discounts. Hit hard by the rising input costs and low sales, most white goods and electronic companies have decided to do away with the festival discount offers this year.
High-tension wires pose danger to the lives of the residents of Bapu Dham Colony, Phase 3, Chandigarh.
High-tension wires pose danger to the lives of the residents of Bapu Dham Colony, Phase 3, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Waterlogging: City divided into 4 zones
Chandigarh, August 21
Despite the efforts being done by the municipal corporation, the downpour today again lashed the city while the problem of waterlogging left people stranded on the roads.

Panel meets to finalise building bylaws
Chandigarh, August 21
The empowered committee of building bylaws today dabbled on issues like allowing free additional floor area ratio (FAR) for big plots opting for conversion in the industrial area and for plots in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park and zoning of plots in the city.

Adviser inaugurates TN crafts exhibition
Chandigarh, August 21
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Pradip Mehra, inaugurated a crafts exhibition organised by the Tamil Nadu Handicrats Development Corporation at Servants of the People Society, Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, here today.

Guv’s secy as appellate authority
Another plaint against appointment
Chandigarh, August 21
Eyebrows are being raised at the appointment of the secretary to the Punjab Governor as appellate authority for the office of the UT Administrator.

BJP proposes, administration disposes
Panchkula, August 21
It was a big disappointment for BJP leaders and members of Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti, who had to shelve their plan of getting them court arrested when the district administration allowed them to march up to the mini secretariat.

Activists of Sri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti protest in Chandigarh Samiti members court arrest
Chandigarh, August 21
As many as 235 members of Sri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti and other religious, social and political organisations today courted arrested against the revocation of the allotment of land to Sri Amarnath Shrine Board. The protesters were taken to the police station at Sector 26 and later released.

Activists of Sri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti protest in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Members of Sri Amarnath Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, protest in front of DC office, Mohali Protest by sangharsh samiti
Mohali, August 21
Activists of the Sri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti organised a protest outsides the DC office here on today against the revocation of land to the Sri Amarnath Shrine Board. Shouting slogans against the central government and Jammu and Kashmir government, the activists threatened that the agitation would continue till the land restoration to the shrine board.

Members of Sri Amarnath Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, protest in front of DC office, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Train pet dogs better


PU Senate Elections
15 nominations rejected in graduate’s constituency

Chandigarh, August 21
Panjab University senate elections are turning out to be a keen contest. In the graduates’ constituency, which has the maximum seats, 15 in number in the senate, it was a day of scrutiny of applications today.
Schoolchildren have a ball at a flooded park in Sector 11,Chandigarh
Schoolchildren have a ball at a flooded park in Sector 11,Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Kuldeep’s name cancelled from principal’s constituency
Chandigarh, August 21
He alleged that on July 17 he had asked the university to clarify its stand on thIn a surprise move, Kuldeep Singh’s name was cancelled from the principals’ constituency today, as it was the last day of filling nomination papers from this constituency. According to sources, he is a non-functional principal of SGGS College, Sector 26. With the cancellation of his name, he cannot vote or contest from this constituency.

PU campus residents complain of waterlogging
Chandigarh, August 21
People who reside in the PU campus across the Radha Krishna temple continue to face the problems due to the rainwater, which has inundated the area. This is especially a problem from this year when the copse of wood inside the main campus adjacent to the temple and to the Chitkara International School was cut down.

Children play hide-and-seek at the Terrace Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh
Children play hide-and-seek at the Terrace Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

From Schools
Seminar on new assessment methods

Chandigarh, August 21
For the first time the seniors instead of ragging organised a seminar for the benefit of the freshers with the efforts of the student body the PULSE. PULSE organized a seminar on the new method of assessment, which the department introduced recently.

BEd exam results
Chandigarh, August 21
Pass Percentage of BEd in Government College of Education, Sector 20 D, Chandigarh remained cent per cent for yet another consecutive year.


Police remand for three
Panhckula, August 21
The three accused of dacoity at Amartex industries were sent into police remand till August 27 here on today. The accused, identified as Ram Muarat, assistant floor manager of showroom, his brother Ram Kishor and salesman Anil Kumar Singh, were produced before the civil judge (junior division) cum judicial magistrate Anupamish Modi, who sent them into police custody till August 27.


Capt Kanwaljit inaugurates cooperative bank
Zirakpur, August 21
Cooperative banks in Punjab will now compete with the private banks on the basis of their low interest rates of lending and would achieve success as cooperative banks were functioning for the public welfare whereas the private banks work only with sole aim of profit-making. This was stated by Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh during the inaugural function of second branch of the SAS Nagar Cooperative Bank in Baltana here today.

Doctors not relieved after promotions
Patiala, August 21
Resentment prevails among PCMS doctors working under department of health and family welfare, Punjab, who have been recently promoted as teachers in state medical colleges by the department of medical education and research.

Adopt primary schools, Atwal to NRIs
Patiala, August 21
Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal today asserted that the standards of education in Punjab had failed drastically and that steps should be taken to improve it.

Polygraphy test for murder accused
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 21
The local police has decided to get the polygraphy tests of four accused in a murder case. The accused also include two women, a daughter and daughter-in-law of the victim. 55-year-old Mukhtiar Singh, a class IV employee of PWD, was murdered near his house in village Khara on July 29 last year. It was suspected that his daughter, daughter-in-law and grandson were involved in the murder. A case in this connection was registered at Mulepur police station under Sections 460 and 380 of the IPC.
Young girls take part in a painting contest at Arya Girls College in Ambala Cantt
Young girls take part in a painting contest at Arya Girls College in Ambala Cantt on Thursday. A Tribune photograpgh

Rail services suspended
Kalka, August 21
Due to a landslide near Gumma railway station, the rail services remained suspended on the kalka-Shimla rail section. Officials from the railway station said all the five trains, which had departed in the morning for Shimla, had to be suspended and therefore the trains could not reach Kalka today.

Rain ruins Kalka roads
Kalka, August 19
Heavy rains in the last couple of days, has badly deteriorated the roads in Kalka, Pinjore, Parwanoo and its vicinity. The condition of the National Highway-22 has worsened causing inconvenience to thousands of tourists, passengers and commuters.


Brunei Open
Johl fires two under to be tied 29th

Chandigarh, August 21
Armed with a new swing, 39-year-old Amandeep Johl of Chandigarh fired a two under par 69 to occupy the joint 29th slot on the opening day of the Brunei Open Asian Tour event on the par 71 greens of the Empire Hotel and Country Club at Jerudong in Brunei today.

Inter-school tournament results
Chandigarh, August 21
Inter-school tournament was held here today at various venues in Chandigarh schools. In football, DASSS-8 (u-19) beat GMSSS-22 by 2-0. SDPS-32 beat GMSSS-10 by 1-0 and GMSSS-23 beat MDAV-22 by 3-0.


Bike, scooters stolen
Chandigarh, August 21
Local police registered a case on Thursday under Section 379 at Sector 34 police station on the complaint of Abid, a resident of Burail village. He alleged in his complaint that someone has stolen his motorcycle (CH-03-K-5347) parked outside his house.

Man arrested on sodomy charge
Chandigarh, August 21
The police has arrested a resident of Sector 38 West for allegedly sodomising a boy here yesterday.

ASI manhandled at district courts
Mohali, August 21
An assistant sub-inspector of Punjab police Rajinder Singh was today roughed up by two under-trails in the lock-up room at the district courts here today.

4 houses burgled in Panchkula
Panchkula, August 21
Striking in broad daylight, at four houses in Sector 21, the burglars took away cash and jewellery worth lakh of rupees here today. All the thefts were committed between 10 am and 6 pm in the same area.


Another case of suspected dengue
Panchkula, August 21
A woman from Panchkula was admitted to the PGI with dengue-like symptoms this evening.


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