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Alterations in Houses
Engg dept, HS lock horns
Notices issued to senior IAS, IPS officials
Construction in progress at a Sector 7 house in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, June 28
The UT Engineering Department and Home Secretary Ram Niwas have reportedly locked horns over issuing notices to certain senior IAS and IPS officials of Punjab and Haryana

Construction in progress at a Sector 7 house in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Dental college
PU students decry enforced dress code
Chandigarh, June 28
Students of Panjab University are up in arms against “no jeans” dress code being practised for the past three years at the HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University. Students’ organisation, SOPU, plans to submit a written representation to Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University RC Sobti seeking a clarification on this, as no such code exists on the campus or in any of the affiliated colleges.

Dadumajra Garbage Processing Plant
MC panel report lacks facts
Chandigarh, June 28
It seems that the sub-committee constituted by the House of Municipal Corporation for inquiring into the much-publicised Garbage Processing Plant at Dadumajra has found nothing substantial to nail the project, which incidentally has already received a clean chit from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the DC and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energies.



EARLIER STORIES

Affluent youth high on cough syrups
Leisure Valley parking hotspot for drug addicts
Chandigarh, June 28
Figure this, dozens of bottles of “Rexcof” and “RC”, both cough syrups of a prominent pharmaceutical company and schedule-H drugs, with used syringes and condoms strewn at the parking area of Leisure Valley, Sector 10. The ‘stuff’ speaks volumes about drug addiction in the “high society” in the city.



Bottles of cough syrups and syringes strewn at the parking lot along the boundary wall of Leisure Valley, Sector 10. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari
Bottles of cough syrups and syringes strewn at the parking lot along the boundary wall of Leisure Valley, Sector 10.

Goods worth lakhs gutted in Mohali
Mohali, June 28
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a fire that broke out in a readymade garments factory in the Industrial Area here this morning. Though the exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained, a watchman at the factory said the fire broke out when an unidentified thief was trying to escape after stealing the garments.



COMMUNITY

Youngsters flout traffic norms with impunity
Chandigarh, June 28
The death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist, Rupinder Singh, in a road accident apparently acted as no deterrent to the rampant violators of traffic rules and regulations by youngsters in the city.

Youths giving two hoots to the traffic rules in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Youths giving two hoots to the traffic rules in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photographs

Be prepared for power cuts
Against the daily availability of 235-250 MW, city’s demand touches 290 MW
Chandigarh, June 28

Though the Chandigarh administration is somehow managing with the power crises so far as there have been no scheduled cuts, but this may not last long if monsoon continue to play truant.

Rail commuters’ security caught in blame game
Chandigarh, June 28
The lack of coordination between the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railways authorities is telling on the safety of train passengers if recent incidents at the Chandigarh railway station are any indication.

The banner of the Government Railway Police at the Chandigarh railway station.  Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The banner of the Government Railway Police at the Chandigarh railway station.

Fire dept to have more thermal imaging cameras
Chandigarh, June 28
The UT fire and emergency services department will buy five more thermal imaging cameras, which would help the firemen to see through the smog during rescue operations.

People enjoy boating and bungee jumping at Sukhna Lake on Sunday evening.
Residents’ day out: People enjoy boating and bungee jumping at Sukhna Lake on Sunday evening.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Building Plans
No takers for self-certification scheme
Chandigarh, June 28
The UT administration’s scheme of “self-certification” of residential building plans continues to remain trapped in procedural rigmarole as even after nearly four years of its introduction, there are hardly any takers.

Junk food triggers health problems in teens: Docs
Mohali, June 28
The junk food plays havoc with the health of adolescents and parents must educate and encourage children to take a balanced and nutritionally rich diet instead of junk food, said state immunisation officer Dr V.K. Goel.

Beating heat the traditional way
Chandigarh, June 28
Sipping fancy mocktails may well be a fad in summers, but nothing can beat the flavour of a “chilled sweet lassi”. The taste and effectiveness of grandma’s tried and tested recipes for natural coolants are undoubtedly the best to provide relief when the mercury has gone up a few notches more in this summer.

People drink sweetened water at a ‘chabeel’ organised by Sai Baba Mandir in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
People drink sweetened water at a ‘chabeel’ organised by Sai Baba Mandir in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Swine Flu
58-yr-old woman tests negative
Chandigarh, June 28
The samples of a 58-year-old woman, who was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, yesterday with suspected swine flu, were found negative today.

Stay on reversion of promotion of 10 employees
Chandigarh, June 28
The Central Administrative Tribunal has put a stay on the orders of reversion of promotion of 10 employees of the National Dairy Research Institute in Karnal after an application was filed by them.

Modern ‘ahatas’ in high spirits
16 such vends come up in city against three last year
Chandigarh, June 28
The concept of “ahata in a present day avatar” (modern liquor shop) introduced by the Chandigarh administration in its Excise Policy 2007-08 seem to be catching up with the city residents with a total of 16 such liquor vends coming up in the city against three last year.

Month-long workshops on dance, theatre end
Chandigarh, June 28
As many as 100 budding as well as accomplished artistes between the age group of 5 and 15 years participated in a cultural bonanza at the Randhawa auditorium marking the conclusion of Pracheen Kala Kendra’s month-long annual production-oriented workshops on dance and theatrical arts today.

A child dressed as Lord Krishna on the concluding day of a workshop at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
A child dressed as Lord Krishna on the concluding day of a workshop at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Violations galore as GMADA fails to act
Mohali, June 28
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has failed to check the commercial activities on the residential premises across the city. A large number of residents are indulging in various kind of violations of the building bylaws, the most common being opening of a gate in the rear boundary wall along roads and opening commercial establishments.

SGPC-run schools, colleges
Staff likely to get UGC scales
Anandpur Sahib, June 28
Teachers of schools and colleges, which are being run by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), will get salaries as per the rules of the state education board or Central Board of Secondary Education and UGC, respectively.

100 days , a truth or a myth
I write this column from my birthplace, thanking Alessandro Volta and Dr. William Cruickshank. Wondering who these great men are? Well let me introduce them to you and by the end of the next couple of paragraphs you too will be surely thanking them.

CityScope Letters
Discipline vital for good governance
“What a way of wielding power?” has well covered the goonda raj in Punjab. The Punjab government is following the British policy of "divide and rule". The day is not far of when DC may be slapped in the public, if the present raj continues in Punjab. There are thousands of court cases filed up in the court of DCs for claim of lambardari of villages. Earlier, the lambardari was inherited from generation to next generation of the family, but now, any one can claim and fight for the same. The rule has been passed by the Akali government in last tenure.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Tehsildar Assault Case
Ex-services league seeks independent probe
Patiala, June 28
Indian Ex-Services League president Prabhjot Singh today said the league had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking an investigation by an independent agency in tehsildar Major GS Benipal (retd) assault case to bring culprits to the book of law at the earliest so that justice was delivered to the victim.

33 bottles of liquor seized; three held
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
The police arrested three persons in separate incidents and recovered 33 bottles of English wine and two cartons of country-made liquor here today. SSP Dr Kaustubh Sharma said 33 bottles of English wine were recovered from near a tavern at Shamsher Nagar Chowk.

Woman set on fire, 7 booked
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
A married woman from Nabipur village was allegedly set on fire today. The victim, Gurvinder Kaur, sustained serious burns and was rushed to a hospital in Ludhiana. On her statement to the Fatehgarh Sahib police, seven people from her in-laws’ family have been booked.

Farmer reaps benefit of solar power
Enjoys 24x7 water, electricity supply
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 28
As the farming sector continues to reel under acute power crisis, a local farmer enjoys 24x7 water supply, courtesy the solar system provided by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA). The solar energy powers a motor at his farm for uninterrupted water supply.

CRIME

BJP leader among two held for molesting woman
Chandigarh, June 28
The police today arrested two residents, including a local BJP leader of the Dadu Majra colony, on the charges of assaulting and harassing a woman of the same colony.



Protesters shout slogans against the police outside the Sector 39 police station in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
Protesters shout slogans against the police outside the Sector 39 police station in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Motorcyclist booked for rash driving
Was involved in a collision with the car of a cop, declared brain dead at PGI
Chandigarh, June 28
The police has booked a motorcyclist, who was critically injured in a mishap involving a car of a Chandigarh police sub-inspector Jaspal Singh Bhullar, for rash and negligent driving. The victim, Gagandeep Singh (22), sustained severe head injuries and is battling for life at the PGI.

Police drops rape charges
Accused gets bail, victim pleads for re-investigation
Panchkula, June 28
The working of the district police has come under a scanner after it dropped rape charges against excise and customs inspector Pardeep Sharma, who allegedly solemnised his second marriage with a local girl without telling her about his  first marriage.

SPORTS

Bharti Vij academy win LIC Trohpy
Chandigarh, June 28
Bharti Vij Cricket Academy (BVCA) prevailed over Sector-37 Cricket Academy by one run in the final and claimed the LIC Trophy Under-13, held at Government Model School, Sector 26, here today. The BVCA batted first and scored 212 for 5 in 30 overs.

The final match in progress between Bharti Vij Academy and Sector-37 Academy in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
The final match in progress between Bharti Vij Academy and Sector-37 Academy in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Cricket
Sun CC get better of YPS CA
Chandigarh, June 28
The Sun CC got the better of the YPS CA by 10 runs during a cricket match of the Jal Mohali Premier League held in YPS, Mohali, here today.

City men, women win titles
Chandigarh, June 28
Maintaining their dominance in the North Zone Ball Badminton Championship, Chandigarh men and women teams won their respective finals at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48-B, here today.

Elated Chandigarh girls after winning the title of 30th North Zone Ball Badminton Championship. Elated Chandigarh  boys after winning the title of 30th North Zone Ball Badminton Championship.
All cheers: Elated Chandigarh girls and boys after winning the title of 30th North Zone Ball Badminton Championship. Tribune photos:Vinay Malik

Chandigarh eves taste first triumph
Chandigarh, June 28
After facing back-to-back defeat twice, Chandigarh women cricket team drubbed Karnal by 207 runs and won for the first time in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament held in Karnal today.


 



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