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SCF site in Mohali goes for Rs 6.01 cr
Mohali, September 2
The fast developing township of Mohali is fast getting out of the reach of the common man. This was proved during the auction of commercial sites today, in which a shop-cum-flat (SCF) site in Sector 64 went for Rs 6.01 crore, breaking the record of previous auctions.

Tourist buses ferry children to school
Chandigarh, September 2
Three “tourist buses” were spotted transporting schoolchildren illegally here today. With scant regard for regulations laid down by the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding school buses, these buses are putting the lives of students in danger by not complying with road safety norms.

Rich UT seeks Rs 200 cr from centre for development
Chandigarh, September 2
Chandigarh, one of the few “revenue surplus” regions in the country, wants a Rs 200-crore bonanza from the central government for the completion of its various development works.

Cocaine worth Rs 1 crore seized at Zirakpur
Mohali, September 2
Close on the heels of the recovery of 1.23 kg of cocaine from four persons, including a Haryana DSP and an ex-serviceman, 
The Mohali SSP with 960 gm of cocaine that was seized from Mumtaz Ahmed (inset) at Zirakpur on Monday night. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu/Police brutality or self-inflicted injuries? Injured Haryana police constable Joginder Pal being produced in the court in Mohali on Tuesday in connection with a seizure of 1.23 kg cocaine a few days ago.




Western Command sends troops to Bihar 
Troops and relief material are loaded on to an IAF aircraft at ChandigarhChandigarh, September 2
The Western Command has deployed eight columns to help with the relief and rescue operations in the flood-ravaged areas of Bihar. Another five columns from here are being moved to Bihar shortly.

Troops and relief material are loaded on to an IAF aircraft at Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Fresh hope for knee arthritis patients
Chandigarh, September 2
“Uni-compartment Knee Arthroplasty has brought in a fresh hope of complete recovery for knee arthritis patients,” stated Dr Edward Ross Jago, trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, who came here from the United Kingdom to conduct a uni-compartment knee surgery as part of an International Symposium on Oxford Uni-Compartment Knee Replacement today.
Bougainvillea brighten up a garden in Sector 2, Chandigarh.
PINK HUE: Bougainvillea brighten up a garden in Sector 2, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Hospital holds nutritious cooking competition
Chandigarh, September 2
Fortis Hospital, Mohali today held a nutritious cooking competition, as part of the National Nutrition Week being observed by it from September 1 to 7.

Admn, industrialists at loggerheads 
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh Administration and the industrialists, going in for conversion of plots on less than one acre of land in the Industrial Area, are at loggerhead again.

Visakhapatnam MC delegation visits city
Municipal Corporation Mayor Pradeep Chabbra presenting a memento to the delegates from Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, September 2
To get firsthand information about the functioning of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, a 70-member delegation of the Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, led by Barala Srinivas, visited the city today.

Municipal Corporation Mayor Pradeep Chabbra presenting a memento to the delegates from Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Mayor visits periphery areas
Chandigarh, September 2
A team of Municipal Corporation (MC) officials, led by Mayor Pardeep Chhabra, today visited Milk Colony, Dhanas, Maloya and Sector 56 to take stock of the development works and hear grievances of the area residents.

UT cop, home guard jawans suspended
Chandigarh, September 2
A Chandigarh Police head constable, Sukhdev Singh, and two home guards Naresh Kumar and Ravinder have been placed under suspension for illegal checking of vehicles at the Housing Board Chowk last night.
Muslims at an iftar party on the first day of Ramzan at Jama Masjid
Muslims at an iftar party on the first day of Ramzan at Jama Masjid, Sector 20, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

PGI teacher awarded by American assn
Chandigarh, September 2
Dr S. K. Singh, professor of urology at PGIMER, received best paper award for research on ‘spermatozoal immobilisation factor from staphylococcus aureus: receptor-specific interaction’ during 103rd annual conference of American Urological Association (AUA) held at Orlando, Florida, USA, recently.

Mobile phone customers to pay less
Chandigarh, September 2
Coming to the rescue of thousands of customers and the CDMA mobile service providers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has disallowed the GSM operators from charging differential tariffs on calls terminating in the two networks.

P’kula CJM to give report on mining status
Chandigarh, September 2
Taking up a petition seeking probe by an independent agency into illegal mining in the lower Shivaliks, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today appointed Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) as local commissioner.

Motor claims processing hub opens
Chandigarh, September 2
For expeditious settlement of motor claims for all the motor policyholders of the National Insurance Company, a centralised motor claims processing hub was inaugurated by company general manger A.J. Kulthe, here on Monday.

Drive against encroachers
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) enforcement department on Tuesday launched an intensive campaign to challan the encroachers in the city.

Kerosene allocation rationalised
Chandigarh, September 2
Following 25 per cent cut in the allocation of kerosene quota by the Government of India to the city, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to rationalise the distribution of kerosene.

Name the roundabouts


Central status to PU
PUTA meeting today

Chandigarh, September 2
A day after Punjab Government’s announcement to withdraw its no-objection letter to union government for granting central status to Panjab University, the teacher fraternity has once again woken up to the new development. While PUTA has decided to call its executives’ meeting as well as general body meeting to decide further course of action, academicians did some plain speaking.

PU Notes
Kohli to be honoured at Delhi varsity

Chandigarh, September 2
Prof R. K. Kohli, coordinator, Centre for Environment, Panjab University, has been selected for felicitation during an international conference on ‘biodiversity, environment and sustainability challenges for future’ to be held on September 4 at Delhi University (North Campus).

PU students demand price limit on food
Chandigarh, September 2
INSO activists led by INSO PU campus president Sukhdev Kundu protested against the hostel problems faced by students on Panjab University campus today. They also protested against the high prices of food items in Students Centre and PU market.

From Schools
Saplings planted at GMSSS-19

Chandigarh, September 2
A sapling plantation drive was undertaken by students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, here in association with the Art of Living organisation today. About 500 saplings were distributed and planted by the students.

School grounds unfit for practice
Chandigarh, September 2
Inter-school tournaments have revealed the disappointing side of sports facilities, especially the grounds, in city schools. A visit to the schools is enough to bring about the truth behind the tall claims. Not more than 5 per cent of the schools can claim to have a satisfactory ground apt for one game even.

Star Voice contestant visits MCM
Chandigarh, September 2
Music department of MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, organised an interactive session with Vipul Mehta, Punjab’s representative in the Star Voice of India Contest, today.

Admn to honour teachers
Chandigarh, September 2
Chandigarh administration will honour eight teachers with the state award and eight teachers with the commendation certificates at a state-level function on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.

NCC cadets donate blood
Chandigarh, September 2
As many as 25 NCC cadets donated blood at a camp organised by the Chandigarh NCC Group Headquarters at College of Engineering and Technology, here today.


DC orders redress of pending complaints 
Ropar, September 2
Deputy commissioner B. Purushartha today ordered the redressal of 47 pending complaints of various departments at sangat darshan held here. He also directed the officials of all departments to start a complaint register wherein people could lodge their complaints.

SGPC chief exhorts raagis to preserve Gurbani
Patiala, September 2
While accepting the fact that the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee has not been able to properly propagate the recital of Gurbani in ragas, as prescribed in Guru Granth Sahib, on string instruments in the Golden Temple, SGPC president Avtar Singh made a strong appeal to raagis to help sustain the purity of this exclusive form of music.

Councillors allege foul play in work allotment
Ambala, September 2
The issue of beautifying Ambala Cantt by the municipal council, Ambala Sadar, has run into rough weather, with many of the councillors alleging foul play in allotting the work to a particular agency.


Ravinder’s bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, September 2
The CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain today declined the ancipatory bail of Ravinder Singh Bhasin, an accused in the controversial cash at judge’s door case.

Citi Financial told to pay Rs 10,000 compensation 
Chandigarh, September 2
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Citi Financial India Ltd to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 to a Mohali resident for unfair trade practice. The forum has also asked the bank to pay Rs 500 as cost of litigation.


A match between Chandigarh and Zone B in progress in ChandigarhKatoch Shield
Bowlers dominate on Day 1

Chandigarh, September 2
Bowlers dominated on the opening day of the various matches played at Chandigarh, Mohali, Jalandhar and Patiala during the Katoch Shield today.

A match between Chandigarh and Zone B in progress in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Stephen’s academy sneak past PFA
Chandigarh, September 2
Stephen’s School Football Academy got the better of Punjab Football Association (PFA) by a solitary goal in their opening group C match on the second day of the 6th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for Under-17, organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department, at the Football Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Inquiry report submitted
Chandigarh September 2
P.S. Brar, sports organiser, UT education department, today submitted his report into the brawl between players of DAV, Sector 8, and GMSSS, Sector 35, during an inter-school cricket match on Saturday.

10 more ejected

Chandigarh, September 2
After 16 players were banned on Monday, 10 more were medically found overage today and barred from participating in the ongoing sixth Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for Under-17 here. The number of players declared medically overage has now gone up to 26.

JCD ICL from Sept 5 at Sirsa
Chandigarh, September 2
After the IPL and the ICL, another league is set to provide entertainment to cricket afficionados. Sirsa is all set to host an international T20 cricket tournament, JCD ICL, from September 5. This was announced at a press conference here today.


Thieves decamp with valuables 
Chandigarh, September 2
Unidentified thieves decamped with a monitor, lasercam, tripod, camera and clothes from the house of Ashok Kumar, a resident of Sector 22. The incident took place on the intervening night of September 1 and 2. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC in Sector 17 police station.

2 steel firms in IT net
Chandigarh, September 2
The Income Tax officials carried out a survey on rolling sheet manufacturers, JSK Steel Pvt Ltd and Jrew Steel Ltd, here today under the supervision of Income Tax Commissioner G.S. Randhawa. 

Clean chit to SHO
Chandigarh, September 2
Suspended SHO Ram Gopal has been given clean chit for allegedly submitting fake yoga certificate on the basis of which he was promoted.



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