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Engg college principal not qualified enough?
Kharar, July 23
Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls, Gharuan, has landed in the dock over the qualification of its principal, Col Amarjeet Singh (retd).

Tribune Impact
GMADA gets its act together

Mohali, July 23
Taking cognizance of security tents pitched illegally on public land and green belts in the town, GMADA today decided to act tough with the securitymen attached with VVIPs.

Fountain on a roundabout in Chandigarh.
SPLASH OF COLOURS: Fountain on a roundabout in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Dress code at dental hospital goes
Chandigarh, July 23
The “no-jeans” dress code existing at HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, for the past three years is all set to be done away with.







EARLIER STORIES

Corporal Punishment SDM to hold inquiry
Chandigarh, July 23
Taking a serious note of a Class III student of St John’s having been subjected to alleged physical and verbal abuse by a teacher, Home Secretary Ram Niwas has directed Niharika Rai, SDM, to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report as soon as possible.

DC
Brijendra is UT’s nominee

Chandigarh, July 23
The Chandigarh administration today recommended the name of Faridabad Deputy Commissioner Brijendra Singh for posting as UT Deputy Commissioner.



COMMUNITY

Sale of property on forged GPA
Assistant estate officer shifted

Chandigarh, July 23
The unauthorised sale of a shop-cum-flat (SCF) in Sector 20 here, allegedly in connivance with certain estate office employees, has taken its toll with the UT administration shifting assistant estate officer (AEO) Ashwani Kumar.

Now, book train ticket at GPO 
PR Kumar, chief postmaster general, Punjab circle, and HK Jaggi, DRM, Ambala, along with a passenger at a railway ticket booking counter at the GPO, Sector 17, in Chandigarh Chandigarh, July 23
The city residents can now book railway tickets at the General Post Office with the launch of facility of reservation of tickets through passenger reservation system here today.


PR Kumar, chief postmaster general, Punjab circle, and HK Jaggi, DRM, Ambala, along with a passenger at a railway ticket booking counter at the GPO, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Maintenance of Senior Citizens Act
But no tribunal even after nine months of notification
Chandigarh, July 23
While the Chandigarh police today went ahead with the launch of stickers scheme for senior citizens amid much fanfare, the UT administration has failed to implement the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, despite the same being notified in the city nine months ago.

Sticker scheme for elderly launched
IG SK Jain honours senior citizens during the launch of sticker scheme in Sector 29, ChandigarhChandigarh, July 23
Extending a helping hand to elderly residents, the Chandigarh police today launched the Senior Citizens’ Stickers Scheme at traffic auditorium in Sector 29, here this evening.






IG SK Jain honours senior citizens during the launch of sticker scheme in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Admn mulls slapping Rs 2-lakh fine on St John’s
Chandigarh, July 23
St John’s School’s bid to seek entertainment tax exemption on a play that was to be organised at Tagore Theater on the pretext of charity and collecting Rs 50 each from the students for the same has landed it into a trouble.

Evils of erratic lifestyle discussed
Chandigarh, July 23
A workshop in progress at the PGI in Chandigarh The department of anatomy, PGI, oganised an educational workshop for schoolchildren on “healthy living” at Zakir Hall, PGI, here today. The workshop was inaugurated by a teacher of Delhi Public School. More than 150 children were shown demonstrations and around 15 patients of Drug Addiction Centre of PGI attended the workshop.

A workshop in progress at the PGI in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Traffic Violations - V 
Rules given go-by at night

Chandigarh, July 23
The scant police presence on roads late in the night seems to be leading to traffic violations and has also been the cause behind several fatal accidents in the city in the past.

Mohali Road Scam - II 
Report exposes major flaws
Recommends action against officials
Mohali, July 23
The adviser (technical) to the Punjab Chief Minister also brought a prestigious GMADA road project linked to the City Centre here under the scanner, exposing major flaws, and sought action against officials responsible for the shoddy work.

Civic Amenities-III
Open drains, potholes pose threat to residents

Panchkula, July 23
The poor upkeep of Topiary Park in Sector 6; and (right) rainwater drain lying open for years in Sector 10 of Panchkula. The residents of Panchkula, which was promised to be developed on the pattern of Paris, have to go through the roads full of potholes and open drains, besides taking strolls in withering parks.


The poor upkeep of Topiary Park in Sector 6; and (right) rainwater drain lying open for years in Sector 10 of Panchkula. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Mohali International Airport
AAI to erect boundary wall at site

Mohali, July 23
Pushing ahead the project of the international airport at Mohali, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has expressed its willingness to erect a boundary wall around the 306 acres acquired by the Punjab Government for the project.

10 more diarrhoea cases at Raipur Rani
Panchkula, July 23
Finding no drinking water, residents of several villages at Raipur Rani area are forced to consume contaminated water leading to diarrhoea.

Councillors seek more powers
Chandigarh, July 23
In the wake of the spat between Mayor Kamlesh and MC Commissioner Roshan Sunkaria, councillors today sought more powers for themselves and the MC house.

Industry seeks increase in floor area ratio
Chandigarh, July 23
The Industries Association of Chandigarh today demanded increase in floor area ratio (FAR) from 1 to 1.5 for all industry.

FCI staff stage protest
Chandigarh, July 23
Employees of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) staged a demonstration seeking early wage revision in Sector 40 here yesterday.

SBoP retirees seek nodal officer for grievances
Chandigarh, July 23
Retired officers of the State Bank of Patiala have asked the bank management to appoint a nodal officer to deal with the grievances of retired employees.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Man held for drug peddling
Bassi Pathana, July 23
The police during a special checking today arrested a drug peddler and seized 700 gm poppy husk.

Residents hold dharna outside MC office
Bassi Pathana, July 23
Perturbed about the rampant corruption among the council officials and the routine absence of executive officer and sectional officer from the council office, residents sat on a dharna, organised by the Bassi Welfare Organisation, in front of the council office today.
Participants in action during a tae kwon do camp at Narayan Public School in
Participants in action during a tae kwon do camp at Narayan Public School in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Kharar ashram shelters mentally challenged
Kharar, July 23
The Universal Disabled Care Taker Social Welfare Society, Padiala, is offering shelter to mentally challenged and abandoned persons.

Hotelier cries foul 
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 23
The district forest department today removed the encroachments in front of a renowned hotel situated on the GT Road near flyover chowk in Sirhind.

Midday meal ration rots in open
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 23
The ration stored at Government High School of Talaniya village, under the midday meal scheme of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan, is rotting in open.

Talk on disaster mgmt measures
Patiala, July 23
Punjabi University, Patiala, will be launching a crusade to promote the cause of disaster management by holding programmes, seminars and live demonstrations.

Illegal structures razed in Patiala 
In a drive against unauthorised constructions, a JCB machine razes encroachments on the Sirhind road Patiala, July 23
The Municipal Corporation here launched a massive drive against unauthorised constructions in the city, sending a loud and clear message to encroachers that they would face stringent action if they chose to hoodwink the law.


In a drive against unauthorised constructions, a JCB machine razes encroachments on the Sirhind road on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Engineers for revised pay scale
Ropar, July 23
The All-India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has supported the wage revision demand of employees who were on strike and engineers of Maharashtra power utilities.

Lal Singh seeks vote in PM’s name
Zirakpur, July 23
Former Congress finance minister Lal Singh sought votes in the name of Dr Manmohan Singh. Addressing a rally in favour of Deepinder Singh, the party candidate in the Banur byelection, he said people should judge the parties from the ideologies they were harping on and the leaders who represent them.

Man duped of Rs 25,000
Ambala, July 23
A case of cheating was reported today from the LIC office in Ambala Cantt. The incident concerns Harish Arora, a fruit commission agent in sabzi mandi. He had sent his servant Ram Kripal Singhan to the LIC office to repay a part of his loan, Rs 25,000, taken against an LIC policy.

Delegation meets CM; seeks Rs 10-cr aid for development 
Kalka, July 23
A delegation headed by Vijay Bansal, former state secretary of the Congress, submitted a memorandum to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on the inaugural function of ITI, Kalka, yesterday.

Traffic disrupted for 2 hours at Pinjore
Kalka, July 23
Due to the damage of main pole and high-tension wire of 25 KV on Pinjore-Nalagarh level crossing near Model Town, Pinjore, the rail and road traffic was badly disrupted today.

COURTS

Two cops convicted
Chandigarh, July 23
The CBI special court of Darshan Singh today convicted a UT police sub-inspector and a head constable in a corruption case dating back to 2007.

Charges framed against 2 more
Chandigarh, July 23
After a fresh charge-sheet was submitted by CBI officials in a corruption case involving two UT policemen, a CBI special court today framed charges against the two.

Man gets 10-yr jail for possessing charas
Chandigarh, July 23
Holding Rajbir, a resident of Karnal, guilty of carrying 8.5 kg charas in March, 2007 under the NDPS Act, a local court today sentenced him to 10 years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh.

Judges not above law: Bar Assn
Mohali, July 23
The District Bar Association, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, has urged the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Law Minister not to treat judges above law.

CRIME

GMSSS-33 student booked for eve-teasing
Chandigarh, July 23
Based on the complaint of the authorities of Tender Heart School, a student of GMSSS, Sector 33, was booked by the police for allegedly eve-teasing girls of Tender Heart School.

Man held for eloping with sister-in-law
Panchkula, July 23
The police traced Rohit, a resident of Sector 7, here today, who eloped with his sister-in-law. Both were arrested from a hotel in Chandigarh, the police added.

3 held within hours of robbery
Chandigarh, July 23
The police yesterday arrested three youngsters within hours of a robbery in Sector 15 on Tuesday night.

SPORTS

City lose berth in final over toss
Chandigarh, July 23
After winning the Katoch Shield and ML Markan Trophy earlier, Chandigarh district failed to make it to the final of Dhruv Pandove Trophy, the third inter-district tournament of the year, here today.

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