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Commissioner-Mayor standoff
Admn for institutional mechanism

Chandigarh, July 2
In the backdrop of the standoff between Commissioner of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Roshan Sunkaria and councillors, led by Mayor Kamlesh, the UT Administration has recommended setting up an institutional mechanism to suggest ways and means for better coordination between elected representatives and officials to ensure speedy development of the city.

Mohali police fails to set own house in order
2 CCTV cameras at district administrative complex out of order
CCTV cameras installed at the office of the SSP, Mohali, are lying un-operational.Mohali, July 2
Don’t practise what you preach. This seems to be the motto of the Mohali police, which has been going all out asking the banks and jewellers to install close circuit television camera (CCTVs)

Unguarded: CCTV cameras installed at the office of the SSP, Mohali, are lying un-operational. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Negligence case against resort
Zirakpur, July 2
The police today booked the management of AKM resorts for negligence leading to grievous head injuries to a six-year-old boy who had come to attend a marriage function along with his family members on June 29.


Engineer killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, July 2
Vikrant, an engineer in his late twenties, died in an accident after his car collided with a mini-truck at transport light point in Sector 26 here early this morning.

The mangled remains of the car parked at the Sector 26 police post; and (inset) Vikrant who died in the road accident on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
The mangled remains of the car parked at the Sector 26 police post; and (inset) Vikrant who died in the road accident on Thursday.

Ban on trucks ferrying pilgrims
Ropar/Anandpur Sahib, July 2
Ferrying pilgrims to Naina Devi on trucks during sawan Navratras from July 20 to 31 has been banned here. The SDM, Anandpur Sahib, today passed orders banning the entry of trucks carrying pilgrims. Officials in the police department, too, have been directed to deal the violaters.

Gays rejoice legal boost to their pride
Chandigarh July 2
With the pronouncement of the Delhi High Court verdict on legalising homosexuality in the country, winds of change seem to have blown in the tricity. A large number of homosexual assembled to congratulate each other on the jury’s decision, which they dub as a “victory” of homosexuals in the city.

All happy & Gay:
Homosexuals rejoice at Sector 4, Panchkula, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Homosexuals rejoice at Sector 4, Panchkula, on Thursday.


House is supreme: Punjab Mayors
Chandigarh, July 2
The ongoing ‘power’ struggle between Mayor Kamlesh and Municipal Commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria may be new to the city, such tussles remain a hallmark of almost all the municipalities in Punjab, with incumbents there too indulging in a seemingly unending war of one-upmanship.

Drunken driving major cause of mishaps: Study
Chandigarh, July 2
If the data collected by the PGI authorities about accidents on the city roads is any indication, drunken driving continues to be one of the major causes of mishaps.

Prof M.S. Dhillon addresses mediapersons at the PGI on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Assault on councillor’s sons
DC suggested to seal Sector 9 house
Chandigarh, July 2
A day after The Tribune exposed misdeed going on in the Sector 9 house, which was raided by the police in connection with the assault on a nominated councillor’s sons on Monday night, the Chandigarh Police today recommended the deputy commissioner (DC) to seal the house.

CHB diluting RTI Act: Applicant
Chandigarh, July 2
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) seems to be diluting the RTI Act if the experience of Manpreet Singh, a Sector 27 resident, is any indication. Miffed at the CHB's attitude, Manpreet Singh today shot off a representation to the Central Information Commission(CIC), alleging the board was delaying the process of providing information sought by him under the RTI Act.

Indo-Tibet Border Police Inspector General North West FTR Rajdip Singh during the Ist visit at 43 BN ITBP in Patiala on Thursday.
Indo-Tibet Border Police Inspector General North West FTR Rajdip Singh during the Ist visit at 43 BN ITBP in Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Lalit Kala Akademi to pay up Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, July 2
Holding the Lalit Kala Akademi guilty of deficiency in services, the consumer disputes redressal forum has directed the Akademi to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to an artist after his painting got damaged during an exhibition organised by them.

Development works approved
Chandigarh, July 2
Ten proposals lying pending with the Chandigarh Administration’s Chief Architect Department have been approved in a joint meeting of officials of the administration and Municipal Corporation held today.

C Forms
Tax lawyers allege harassment
Chandigarh, July 2
In a joint statement issued here yesterday, office-bearers of the District Tax Bar Association, Mohali, and Income Tax and Sales Tax Bar Association, Chandigarh, have appealed to the Punjab government to give sufficient time to collect the remaining C forms and those, who are in possession of these forms, should be allowed to submit as per the decisions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and VAT tribunal to avoid unnecessary litigation and undue harassment.

Councillors, Commissioner head for showdown
Chandigarh, July 2
The ongoing tussle between MC councillors and the Commissioner over the issue of powers of the Mayor appears to be heading for a showdown, as the latter seems to be in no mood to relent.

Demonstration against power cuts

Panchkula, July 2
Workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Haryana Janhit Congress (B) demonstrated against power cuts and irregular supply in the district at mini secretariat here today. They presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner I this regard also.

Workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Haryana Janhit Congress (B) hold a protest demonstration at Panchkula on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Haryana Janhit Congress (B) hold a protest demonstration at Panchkula on Thursday.

Pipes to be cleaned every 15 days
Mohali, July 2
As the supply of water by the Municipal Council to Mohali village is suspected to be one of the reasons for the spread of cholera and diarrhoea in the area, the Deputy Commissioner today ordered the cleaning of the supply pipelines at 15-day intervals and action against persons sinking tubewells illegally.

Petro price hike condemned
Chandigarh, July 2
The decision of the UPA government to effect a hike in the prices of petrol and diesel has come in for severe criticism from different political parties. Kamla Sharma, BJP president, said the price hike just before the Budget would push up the prices of essential commodities. Ajay Jagga, president of the Janata Party, alleged that the hike would hit the common man hard as the transport cost for the essential commodities would go up. Terming the hike as "anti-people", secretary of the CPI Devi Dayal Sharma wanted a rollback in the oil prices. —TNS

Contractual teachers on a chain fast in Sector 17, Chandigarh on Thursday.
Contractual teachers on a chain fast in Sector 17, Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Water tanks unused despite shortage
Mohali, July 2
Even as residents suffer due to shortage of water, two underground water storage tanks, built nearly three decades ago, which were never used, stand out as examples of bad planning and waste of public funds.

Madanpur village faces sewer woes
Mohali, July 2
Sewer water entered streets in Madanpur village causing lot of resentment among residents of the area.

DGP Virk appears in Mohali court
Mohali, July 2
The Maharashtra DGP, SS Virk, today took a dig at the Akali government for adopting dual policy, while appointing the Punjab DGP’s. Mentioning the appointment of PS Gill, a Jammu and Kashmir cadre office, as Punjab DGP, he said on his appointment, the Akalis had stated that it was injustice to Punjab cadre officers.

Regularisation of buildings
Panel formed to speed up process
Panchkula, July 2
In order to expedite the process of regularisation of the buildings raised along the scheduled roads and bye-passes in the district, a committee comprising of the district town planner, the representative of Deputy Commissioner and the executive officer of the municipal council has been formed by the district administration.

DC wants orders against P’kula MC chief quashed
Chandigarh, July 2
The Panchkula Deputy Commissioner and sub-divisional officer want the orders of the election tribunal and the district judge to be quashed in the municipal council president removal case. The district election tribunal had set aside Ravinder Kumar Rawal’s election as the MC president. Subsequently, the district judge upheld the orders.

Poll officials appointed
Chandigarh July 2
UT Land Acquisition Officer Hargunjit Kaur has been appointed as Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer-cum-Scrutinising Officer and Assistant Controller (F&A), Estate Office, Jit Singh as Assistant Electoral Registration Officer and Assistant Returning Officer for ward number 10 of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for the forthcoming by-election.

Programme on female foeticide
Chandigarh, July 2
“For improving sex ratio and curbing sex selective foeticide, there is a need to ensure that no sex determination test is carried out by ultrasonologists of registered ultrasound centres and provisions of the PNDT Act are implemented seriously,” said Ram Niwas, UT Health-cum-Home Secretary, at a sensitisation programme on female foeticide here.

Advertising helps online media’s growth
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Counselling for Class XI
More takers for science on Day 1

Chandigarh, July 2
The first day of admissions for around 11,000 Class XI seats at government schools started on a brisk note today at GMSSS-10 with around 1,200 students, who secured above 85 per cent, taking admissions.

Students for counselling at GMSSS-10 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Students for counselling at GMSSS-10 in Chandigarh on Thursday.

NIPER gets approval for lab practices
Mohali, July 2
The National Toxicology centre, established at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, has been approved for the good laboratory practices compliance by the Department of Science and Technology.


Courses abolished in Kalka college
Kalka, July 2
The department of education has decided to close MA (political science), BSc (medical) and economics (hons) from the current session at Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, resulting in resentment among students and parents of the area.

Workshop for engg teachers
Kharar, July 2
Doaba Group of Colleges organised a lecture-cum-registration move by academic relationship manager, Wipro, for faculty of Doaba group and other engineering colleges of the region to join the mission 10X initiated by WIPRO.

Power, water crises
Leaders submit memo to DC
Ambala, June 2
The Ambala unit of BSP and HJC took out a protest march against the shortage of power and drinking water in the district.
Later, they submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, which was addressed to Haryana Governor.

3 youths killed in accidents
Ambala, July 2
Three youths were reportedly killed in road accidents in the city late last night. Harpreet Singh (24) died on the spot when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a Punjab Roadways bus near the IOC depot. Harpreet was working at JCBL Ltd in Lalru. He was on his way to Shahpur village.

Code violation draws EC ire
Dera Bassi, July 2
The Punjab Election Commission today asked the Mohali Deputy Commissioner to explain the violation of code of conduct by leaders of the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal during their public gatherings at Dera Bassi on Wednesday.


Warrants against Mona over Sita row
Chandigarh, July 2
A local court today issued bailable warrants to television actress Mona Singh, director of the show “Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena”, and CEO of Colours Television where the show was aired, in a complaint filed by a human rights activist for hurting religious sentiments in October, 2008.

Consumer Forum
Motia Constructions told to pay Rs 2 lakh
Mohali, July 2
In a judgement reflecting the unfair trade practices by private colonisers, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Mohali, has directed a private coloniser, Motia Constructions Ltd, Zirakpur, to pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to an allottee for delay in handing over possession of flat in Zirakpur.

3 acquitted in dowry death case
Panchkula, July 2
Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jindal acquitted three persons, accused of dowry death at Azad Colony, last year.

PU directed
Chandigarh, July 2
Justice Permod Kohli directed Panjab University to accept the admission form of applicant Suhani Chopra from Ferozepore for three year LLB course for enabling her to participate in the counseling.


Sweeper found dead
Chandigarh, July 2
A 17-year-old sweeper was found dead while sweeping the Sector 56 road here today. The reason of the death couldn’t be ascertained, however, the nearby residents reportedly told the police that he must have died after falling from a roof.

Car stolen from Burail
Chandigarh, July 2
A resident of Burail complained to the police, alleging that his white Maruti 800 car was stolen from outside a Burail dispensary last night.


GC Cup
LIC Cricket Club has the last laugh
Chandigarh, July 2
LIC Cricket Club got the better of JJ Club by three wickets in the 1st GC cup being played on Sector-46 grounds here today. LIC won the toss and elected to field. JJ had a good start as their opener Inderjit Singh played a quick fire knock of 40 runs off 28 balls.

Satluj Public School trounce St Xavier’s
Panchkula, July 2
In a low scoring match, Satluj Public School trounced St Xavier’s School by eight wickets on the second day of the 1st Radhey Shyam Kanojia Memorial Cricket Tournament held at DC Model School in Sector 7 on Thursday.

A match in progress in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Probables for Thirty-30 cricket
Chandigarh, July 2
Thirty-30 Cricket Federation of Chandigarh today announced parabolas for the upcoming 3rd All-India U-19 National Tournament to be held in Hoshiarpur from July 7 to 13.

NRI honoured for supporting athletes
Patiala, July 2
Sports, as we all know is in a pitiable condition in our country. Time and again financial problems have been cited as the main reason for India’s poor performance in various competitions.

NRI Gurinder Singh being honoured in Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
NRI Gurinder Singh being honoured in Patiala on Thursday.


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