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Tennis court comes up on vacant plot 
Chandigarh, July 21
Sector 3 VIPs seem to be taking the lead in disguising “lavish” land encroachments under the garb of security. Barricading residences to make them “secure” are common, but encroaching on government land to make a tennis court or a kitchen garden is unheard of.
A tennis court on the plot between the house of Punjab finance minister Manpreeet Badal and Haryana government quota house in Sector 3, Chandigarh. A tennis court on the plot between the house of Punjab finance minister Manpreeet Badal and Haryana government quota house in Sector 3, Chandigarh. Photo: Pradeep Tewari



EARLIER STORIES

Traffic Violations - III
Shun stunt, drunk driving
Chandigarh, July 21
Smooth and wide roads in the city are a “fatal” attraction for reckless motorists who overspeed and perform stunts. One can notice marks on roads (known as rubber burners), especially in northern sectors, by reckless drivers.


A driver “drifts” his SUV at Leisure Valley in Sector 10 of Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 
A driver “drifts” his SUV at Leisure Valley in Sector 10 of Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Rotary designs faulty

Nari Niketan 
SC order may delay probe
Has legal fraternity divided
Chandigarh, July 21
With the Supreme Court today giving a verdict against the abortion of the mentally retarded rape victim of Nari Niketan, the process of taking DNA samples of the foetus came to an end and may delay investigation in the case.

Robbers strike at Panchkula house
Make away with goods worth Rs 20 lakh
Panchkula, July 21
Marriage preparations for the Vohra family of Sector 16 here turned sour after robbers struck at their house and decamped with jewellery and electronic goods worth over Rs 20 lakh.



A room ransacked by robbers at a house in Sector 16, Panchkula. A Tribune photograph
A room ransacked by robbers at a house in Sector 16, Panchkula.



COMMUNITY

Five file nominations for MC byelection
Chandigarh, July 21
Five nomination papers were filed by the candidates of various political parties and independent candidates, with two covering candidates, on the last date of filing of nomination papers for the by-election of ward number 10 of Municipal Corporation.

Bhupinder Singh Badheri of the Indian National Congress with party supporters and Akali-BJP candidate Malkiyat Singh before filing nomination papers at Chandigarh Election Commission office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Bhupinder Singh Badheri of the Indian National Congress with party supporters and Akali-BJP candidate Malkiyat Singh before filing nomination papers at Chandigarh Election Commission office in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Students fall ill after consuming canteen burgers
Chandigarh, July 21
About half a dozen students of GMSSS, Sector 35, were reportedly taken ill after consuming burgers from the school canteen on Friday evening.

Civic Amenities-II
Garbage dumping goes unabated
Panchkula, July 21
Heaps of garbage, stink and stray cattle have apparently become an inseparable part of Panchkula. While there is hardly any open space in the town without littering, the greenbelts along slip roads, back lanes, and parking at markets have in fact been converted into dumping grounds, causing inconvenience to the residents.

Garbage thrown at an open space in the market of Sector 16; A heap of garbage lies scattered as the garbage container is missing at the road separating Sectors 7 and 8 in Panchkula.
Garbage thrown at an open space in the market of Sector 16; and (right) a heap of garbage lies scattered as the garbage container is missing at the road separating Sectors 7 and 8 in Panchkula. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Surprise checking at Estate Office 
Chandigarh, July 21
As part of bringing transparency in the government departments, the Home Secretary-cum-Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) has directed the vigilance department to intensify checking of public dealing seats.

Power Shortage
Kajheri residents block traffic
Chandigarh, July 21
Residents of the Kajheri colony took to the streets today and staged a dharna blocking the traffic for a long time, as they are reeling under acute power and water shortage for a long time. People demonstrated on the road demanding regular water and power supply in the colony. The residents rued that the unannounced withdrawal of power supply had adversely affected their routine work.

Rally on hygiene
Chandigarh, July 21
Keeping in view the outbreak of water borne diseases in the adjoining cities of Chandigarh, an awareness rally was conducted today by students of Government High School, Mauli Jagran colony in Hallo Majra. Students carrying placards with different messages on solid waste management marched through the streets of the colony in order to ensure that urban slums, colonies and villages remain free from any epidemic.

Morni shooting: Accused claims he was in Ludhiana
Panchkula, July 21
The alleged robbery of Rs 33 lakh at Morni has become a puzzle for the local police, as the accused Ramesh Pashan and his two sons have claimed that they were in Ludhiana at the time of incident.

Workshop on healthy living tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 21
The department of anatomy, PGI, will organise IJ Dewan memorial educational workshop for schoolchildren on “Healthy living” on July 23 and July 24 at the Zakir Hall, PGI, here.

Panel on dress code yet to meet
Chandigarh, July 21
If the claims of SOPU members are anything to go by then Panjab University authorities seem to be in no mood to discuss the validity of the enforced “no western dress code” in the Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University.

Cloudy sky may ‘eclipse’ date
Chandigarh, July 21
If one goes by the forecast of the met department of a cloudy sky on Wednesday morning, the city celestial gazers could just miss watching “the total solar eclipse”, which is said to be of the longest duration.

Fire dept to seal five buildings
Chandigarh, July 21
The MC fire department has decided to seal five multi-storeyed buildings in Sector 34 and Industrial Area. According to sources, the buildings which are to be sealed house banks, educational institutes, private companies and government offices (SCO Nos. 26-27, 85-86, 87-88 and 96-97 in Sector 34) and and plot number 105 in the Industrial Area, Phase II.

One more suspected swine flu case
Chandigarh, July 21
A fresh case of suspected swine flu was reported at GMCH-32, here today. This time it is a 32-year-old woman who had come to the city from Australia to meet her parents staying in Sector 47. 

EDUCATION

Training programme for teachers
Mohali, July 21
Millennium School, Mohali, has started a comprehensive training programme to help teachers become “new age teacher facilitators” and equip them with latest learning tools. Educomp Solutions Ltd has been engaged to conduct the advanced training.

Faulty marksheets worry students
Chandigarh, July 21
After several complaints of errs in question papers, it’s the alleged faulty detailed marks certificates (DMC) that are apparently perturbing Panjab University students.

Anti-drug campaign launched at school
Chandigarh, July 21
An anti-drug campaign was launched in Government High School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, as a part of the activities under the population education project initiated by the State Institute of Education (SIE), Sector 32, Chandigarh.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Labourer murdered at Banur
Banur, July 21
A migrant labourer working in the fields of a farmer for the past 30 years was murdered here late last night. As per the details provided by the police, the deceased has been identified as Naginder Paswan, a resident of Meerpur Charia village in Muthari district, Bihar. He was working in the fields of Sunder Singh and was putting up in the fields along with six other migrants.

2 booked for raping minor
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 21
The police has booked two residents of Brass village for raping a minor girl. The accused have been identified as Kirpal Singh, son of Block Samiti chairman of Khera, and Bhupinder Singh, driver of the accused.

4 pilgrims hurt in accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 21
Four motorcycle borne pilgrims were injured today after an unidentified vehicle hit their bikes near Rurki village on Sirhind-Patiala road.

Fire breaks out in school
Lalru, July 21
A major tragedy was averted when a fire broke out on the premises of Government Elementary School at Gholumajra village here today.

New courses launched
Banur, July 21
Shaheed Udham Singh (SUS) Group of Institutions, Tangori, has launched MSc biotechnology and microbiology courses affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala.

500-acre nod for urban estate at Mullanpur
Mullanpur (Mohali), July 21
The Punjab Town and Country Planning department has identified 500 acres around Mullanpur Garibdass village to carve out an urban estate at the Mullanpur local planning area, already approved by the department.

Mock fire drill at thermal plant
Ropar, July 21
To check the alertness and response of fire fighting staff and condition of fire fighting equipment, a mock fire drill was conducted at Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant here today.

COURTS

Fraud: Baba Pritpal denied bail
Chandigarh, July 21
A local court today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Baba Pritpal Singh, head of the Gursagar Sahib Gurudwara Committee, who was booked by the economic offences wing (EOW) earlier this year.

CRIME

25-year-old killed in road accident
Zirakpur, July 21
A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road accident near Choice road at Baltana. The deceased identified as Manoj Kumar, a resident of Pabhat village, was working as a labourer at Jai Mata Marble in Zirakpur.

SI assaults woman constable
Chandigarh, July 21
A woman constable of the Punjab Police got a taste of the department’s notorious signature rashness when her senior colleague not only allegedly slapped her, but also dragged her in their headquarters in Sector 9, here this afternoon.

15 beggars arrested
Chandigarh, July 21
In order to curb the menace of begging and strictly enforcing the Haryana Prevention of Beggary Act, 1971, as applicable to Chandigarh and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, a drive was conducted in which 15 beggars were arrested.

12 LPG cylinders seized
Chandigarh, July 21
Surprise raids were conducted to check the misuse of domestic LPG cylinders by the commercial establishments here today.

Tainted food inspector surrenders
Chandigarh, July 21
A suspended food and supply inspector Sushil Kumar Gupta, who was booked in a case pertaining to misappropriation of funds, surrendered today in the local court.

SPORTS

Manav Mangal clinch four titles
Panchkula, July 21
The paddlers of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, were the undisputed champions having won all four titles for the third consecutive year in the Panchkula District Inter-school Table Tennis Championship organised by the district education department at Manav Mangal School.

Students of Manav Mangal School in a jubilant mood after winning four titles in the table tennis championship in Panchkula on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Students of Manav Mangal School in a jubilant mood after winning four titles in the table tennis championship in Panchkula on Tuesday.




 



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