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Punjab’s nod for PU’s central status
Chandigarh, August 23
In a significant move, the Punjab government has decided to recommend the central status for Panjab University to the Union government.
“The Punjab government will write to the Centre in this regard,” said the Punjab chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh.

Nayagaon Master Plan to allow only low-rise buildings
Mohali, August 23
In a major shocker to the Tata Housing Development Corporation, the Nayagaon Master Plan released by the Punjab government today has allowed only low-rise buildings in the area north of Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex.

Woman leaps to death at PGI
Chandigarh, August 23
A 33-year-old woman, Rajbala, of Sector 40 allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of the PGI’s New OPD Block here today. The incident took place around 12.30 pm when the victim’s father had reportedly gone to purchase medicines from a local chemist shop.

Mystery over drug addict’s death
Addiction centre docs tortured him: Mother
Surinder SinghMohali, August 23
A 20-year youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances outside his house in the wee hours this morning. The victim, Surinder Singh, was a drug addict and admitted to a drug de-addiction centre at Balongi on Wednesday.



Overloaded ‘rehras’, a common sight in Chandigarh, pose a great danger to commuters
Overloaded ‘rehras’, a common sight in Chandigarh, pose a great danger to commuters. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Group Housing Societies
Transfer fee to be paid in 4 instalments
Chandigarh, August 23
The Chandigarh administration has decided that charges for regularisation of general power of attorney (GPA) holders in the group housing societies will have to be paid in four instalments.

Caught in financier’s web, four cry foul
Chandigarh, August 23
Watch out while borrowing money from a financier, for you may land in litigation and a whole lot of trouble. Ask four city residents, who have been making rounds of the courts after falling pray to one such financier.

Crusader for soldiers languishing in Pak jails
Chandigarh, August 23
“I wonder how the nation sleeps in peace when those who sacrificed an entire lifetime suffer in dark prisons?” quips Heera Lal Yadav, a Gandhian who has turned crusader for the release of war prisoners of the 1971 aggression through his ambitious project “Rihaai”.

Life Saving Techniques
Campaign ends with a run
Chandigarh, August 23
Over 800 people, including students, senior citizens and corporate executives, today participated in Safety Run from the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium to Sukhna Lake.

Children take part in Safety Run from Sector 16 Cricket Stadium to Sukhna Lake on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan

Children take part in Safety Run from Sector 16 Cricket Stadium to Sukhna Lake

MC rapped for role in handling waterlogging
Chandigarh, August 23
Janata Party’s local unit president Ajay Jagga has condemned the working of the Chandigarh municipal corporation claiming that it had done little to ensure least discomfort to city residents during the rainy season.

Abhinav gifted Volvo S80
Chandigarh, August 23
Abhinav Bindra’s triumph at Beijing Olympics continues to shower gifts on him. Today, Volvo Car India (VCI), manufacturers of luxury cars, presented him with a brand new S80 for his outstanding achievement, here today at Hotel Taj.

Abhinav Bindra shakes hands with Paul de Vojis, managing director, Volvo Car, India, at a function held in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by S. Chandan
Abhinav Bindra shakes hands with Paul de Vojis, managing director, Volvo Car, India, at a function held in Chandigarh

‘Youth shirk social responsibilties’
Chandigarh, August 23
Youth in the northern region is taking less interest in projects related to social causes. This has resulted in failure of picking up of ambitious programmes launched in this region.

18-year-old boy swept away
Panchkula, August 23
An 18-year-old boy was swept away in the Ghaggar here today. The victim has been identified as Sartaj belonging to Devi Nagar village. The body was later recovered downstream.


Brawl at DAV college, student leader hurt
Chandigarh, August 23
In another incident of violence in campus, Simrit Gill, SOI president, got seriously injured at DAV College today. He was allegedly beaten up by Sunny and other members of SOPU.

From Schools & Colleges
Alisha, Akanksha win power point presentation
Chandigarh, August 23
Alisha and Akanksha of Government College, Sector 11, emerged winners in the power point presentation, while Priyanka of DAV-10 won first place in essay writing competition held at Government College, Sector 11, here today.

Students dance during a freshers’ party at DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students dance during a freshers’ party at DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh

From Schools
Janmashtmi spirit grips city schools
Mohali, August 23
Students of Genius Public School, Sector 69, celebrated Janamashtmi with great enthusiasm, devotion and religious fervour. Students dressed as Krishna and Radha performed rasleela and other scenes from the life of Lord Krishna.


Hit-and-Run Case
Accused gets clean chit after 2-yr ordeal
Chandigarh, August 23
After two agonising years, Gurpal Singh Bains of Kharar can finally take a sigh of relief. The court has given him a clean chit in a fatal accident case in which he was never involved.


De-addiction centres under cloud
Kharar, August 23
Death of 20-year-old Surinder Singh has raised questions over the authenticity of more than half a dozen de-addiction centres functioning from Kharar and Mohali. Such centres are operating on the Jhungiyan road, Kharar, Landran road, Randhawa road, Phases III B-2 and X, Mohali.

1,521 cases settled at lok adalat
Rs 2.24 crore compensation awarded
Ropar, August 23
As many as 1,521 cases were decided at a special lok adalat held here today. At least 17 benches awarded compensation of more than Rs 2.24 crore to various parties. Additional Session Judge U.S. Ghera inaugurated the lok adalat.

Expedite work on Kalka road: HC judges
Pinjore/Kalka, August 23
The on-going blame game between officials from the Panchkula administration and the National Highway Authority of India over the clearance of the congested Pinjore-Kalka Highway (NH-22) was witnessed today by judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Punjab and Haryana judge J.S. Khehar at Kalka on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Punjab and Haryana judge J.S. Khehar at Kalka

Kalka-Shimla rail traffic to resume today
Kalka, August 23
The rail traffic on Kalka-Shimla rail track would resume tomorrow, as per the information made available by Ajay Kochhar, station superintendent (SS) of Kalka railway station.

3 Punjab archers in India camp
Patiala, August 23
Three archers from Punjab, Amrinder Singh, Gagan and Manpreet Kaur, have been selected for the India camp during the Junior World Cup trials that were held in Tata Nagar, Jharkhand, on August 22 and 23.

Timber seized
Kalka, August 23
The Parwanoo police seized illicit timber worth lakhs of rupees here today. DSP Ramesh Pathania said the police, on a tip off, set up a special naka at Koti, near Parwanoo and inspected a truck (HR-46-A-819), which was having illicit timber of Deodar.


Inter-School Tournament
NPS thrash GMSSS-19 5-0
Chandigarh, August 23
Sandeep by netting three goals, shone in the victory of New Public School-18 over Government Model Senior Secondary School-19 in the final football (u-19) match by 5-0 during the inter school tournament that is undergoing at different venues in Chandigarh schools.

U-19 Cricket
Mohali team pile up 311 runs
Chandigarh, August 23
An under-19 semifinal match for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy was held between Mohali and Zone B (Ropar) at the PCA stadium today. Winning the toss, Zone B (Ropar) elected to field.

Buddha Dal school beat APJ
Chandigarh, August 23
In Punjab State Inter-District School Tournament for PCA Boost Cup, Buddha Dal Public School beat APJ school, Kharar, by seven wickets here today at Government College, Ropar.

Vohra hockey meet from today
Chandigarh, August 23
Mehta Gurukul Academy of Doraha will face Anne's Hockey Academy of Mohali in the opening match of the 17th SN Vohra Memorial sub-junior under-14 Hockey Tournament being organised by Rock Rovers Hockey Club from August 24 to 30 at the hockey stadium, Sector 42, here.


Blood donation camp at GMCH
Chandigarh, August 23
A blood donation camp was organised at the GMCH-32 here today in the memory of Apporva Pande, who lost her life in a cruel road accident due to non-availability of ambulance on time and blood loss. The camp was part of a series of camps organised at various places across India and abroad on her 11th birthday by her relatives and the Apporva Foundation.
                                           Apporva Pande

Apporva Pande

Teachers sensitised on TB, AIDS
Chandigarh, August 23
The Punjab state branch of the Indian Red Cross Society organised a training workshop on HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and tuberculosis for 35 teachers of various colleges of Mohali, Ropar and Patiala districts at Red Cross Bhawan yesterday.


Chivas performs in city

Chandigarh, August 23
Chivas Live Alive, an international band, gave a mesmerising performance in the city today evening, at the Taj Palace. The Chivas Live Alive Concert Tour features International icons such as ‘Faces in the Dark’ featuring Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Louis Banks, Kurt Peters and Dominique Cerejo, Amit Heri Group, Jonas Hellborg and V. Selvaganesh, Saskia Laroo, Dub Liberation Front and Shaair and Func.
Members of Chivas Live Alive band. — A Tribune photograph

Members of Chivas Live Alive band


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