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UT Engg Wing
CVC guidelines overlooked
Several officials from neighbouring states have been holding prime positions pertaining to public dealing for decades
Chandigarh, July 26
It has not only been the medical or education wing where doctors or teachers have been enjoying prime postings on deputation in Chandigarh, but the engineering wing, too, has emerged as a den for deputationists and has allegedly dented the promotional avenues of the UT cadre officials.

Cops indifferent on ransom complaint
Chandigarh, July 26
If you are getting calls for ransom, think twice before going to the police. If a case in point is any indication, the police, instead of taking prompt action to trace the callers, will advise you to go home, relax and avoid taking the calls.

PU Syndicate Meeting
SD College gets show-cause notice
Violation in granting admission
Chandigarh, July 26
GGDSD College, Sector 32, had to bear the brunt for not complying with the norms of the Panjab University at the university Syndicate meeting today. Taking cognisance of the blatant violation of granting admission to students in a course without prior approval of the university, it was decided to issue a show-cause notice to the principal of GGDSD College, Sector 32, at the meeting.

IET Bhaddal HoD in dock
Serving the institute despite having third division
Ropar, July 26
After The Tribune highlighted the case of the principal of the Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls Gharuan working on a fake PhD certificate, more such cases of under-educated or incompetent persons working on key positions in technical colleges have started coming to light.



No room for the rod
I felt a sense of déjà vu last week when I was briefed by my colleague about the story of Akshay Singh, a Class III student of St. John's High School, who was repeatedly slapped and humiliated by a class teacher. I just didn't realise why I felt so strongly about this particular incident till I read the detailed news report the next day.

City Scope Letters
Constitute UT service selection board
This is in reference to City Scope, “These service encroachments”, by Raveen Thukral published in Chandigarh Tribune on July 20. I was left aghast after reading the article. The modus operandi to exploit “one’s connections and proximity to those in power” to get a posting at Chandigarh speaks volumes of the operational side of the issue.

Family members of ex-servicemen pay floral tributes to martyrs on the 10th anniversary of Vijay Divas at Major Sandip Sankhla War Memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Sunday. Kargil martyrs remembered
Panchkula, July 26
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 1999 Kargil conflict, a large number of armed forces veterans and local residents and children paid floral tributes to soldiers killed in the line of duty.

Family members of ex-servicemen pay floral tributes to martyrs on the 10th anniversary of Vijay Divas at Major Sandip Sankhla War Memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rehabilitation Scheme in Sector 49
Housing societies at the receiving end
Chandigarh, July 26
The “dream project” of UT Administrator Gen SF Rodrigues (retd) for rehabilitating slum dwellers on 4-acre land at Sector 49 may be apt for the administration, but has become a curse for residents of group housing societies located in the same pocket.

The clogged rainwater near Goodwill Enclave Society, Sector 49, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan

Complaint filed on denial of information
Chandigarh, July 26
City resident Manpreet Singh has filed a complaint against the Central Public Information Officer-Enforcement (CPIO) of the Chandigarh Housing Board for denying him the information he had sought in larger public interest on building violations and encroachments in Chandigarh under the RTI Act.

Civic Amenities - VI
Mohali roads in deplorable condition
Mohali, July 26
With the Municipal Council and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) failing to give due priority to the re-carpeting and strengthening of roads, this important aspect of the civic amenities in the town cries for attention.

Talwar Jewellers
Rs 50 lakh, FDs seized
Chandigarh, July 26
The Chandigarh income tax department seized about Rs 50 lakh in cash and fixed deposits and reportedly sealed five lockers for scrutiny during a raid on the premises of Talwar Jewellers, Sector 22,here.

Residents decry shifting of Sec-38 migrants
Members of the joint action development committee protest shifting of Sector-38 migrants to colony No. 5 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, July 26
The joint action development committee of Sectors 50, 51 and 52 today protested the shifting of Sector 38 “biometric qualified” inhabitants to colony No. 5. While demanding to get the colony No. 5 shifted, the residents complained that around 600 more families, which had been shifted here, had added to their woes.

Members of the joint action development committee protest shifting of Sector-38 migrants to colony No. 5 in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


Class XI starts without teachers
Chandigarh, July 26
Almost ten days since the new academic session commenced across the city schools, the students of newly introduced Class XI (arts stream) in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, still await teachers.

The newly upgraded Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph


Tech colleges ink pact to check job hoppers
Kharar, July 26
While the episode of fake degree of an engineering college principal has exposed laxity on part of the college administration, the technical colleges claim that they lack educated faculty.

Banur Bypoll
Residents cry for water as councillors busy in campaign
Banur, July 26
People residing in ward numbers 8 and 9 of Banur today complained of lack of water in their area for the past few days. They said water did not reach their houses despite repeated requests to various Municipal Council officials.

Power Crisis
Preneet lashes out at Sukhbir
Banur, July 26
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur today lashed out at the tall claims of Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal of surplus electricity in Punjab.

Sixth Pay Commission
Hry teachers’ stir from today
Kalka, July 26
As a mark of resentment against the non-implementation of UGC Grades/ Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations, Haryana Universities and Colleges and Haryana Government College Teachers’ Association (HGCTA), under the banner of the Haryana Federations of Universities and College Teachers’ Organisation (HFUDTO), will launch a stir on July 27.

Shooting Ball
Dera Bassi schools claim u-17 titles
Dera Bassi, July 26
Col VR Mohan DAV Public School and DAV Senior Secondary School ‘A’ team, Dera Bassi, claimed the girls’ and boys’ under-17 titles, respectively, in the Mohali District Open Shooting Ball Championship.

Peddler held with 2-kg poppy husk
Bassi Pathana, July 26
The district CIA staff today arrested a drug peddler and recovered 2 kg of poppy husk from him. The SSP said CIA staff, headed by Daljit Singh, had put a naka on a T-point at Ghamandgarh village.

Man mowed down by train
Dera Bassi, July 26
A 45-year-old man was crushed to death under an unidentified train on the Dappar-Ghaggar railway track here this morning.

14 hurt in bus-truck collision
Dera Bassi, July 26
As many as 14 persons were injured when a Rajasthan Roadways bus rammed into a stationary truck near Janetpur village here late tonight.


Man killed in freak accident
Chandigarh, July 26
Mystery shrouds the death of the general manager of a Baddi-based shoe-manufacturing unit, who was critically wounded after he allegedly walked through a glass door at Naaz Saloon in Sector 20-D here this morning.

Ex-serviceman held for assaulting parents
Chandigarh, July 26
The Chandigarh Police has arrested a retired Major, a resident of Sector 18, on the charges of assaulting and abusing his parents. The police arrested Major GB Singh (Retd) under Sections 323 (causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code on a complaint lodged by his father, Col Gurdev Singh (Retd).

12 injured in road accident
Mohali, July 26
All 11 members of a Phase XI-based family, travelling in a Tata Winger, and the driver of a Mahindra Pickup were injured in a collision between the vehicles at PCL traffic junction here last night. The driver of the jeep, Bittu, and an occupant of the other vehicle are seriously injured.

6 held for cheating in exam
Chandigarh, July 26
The police today arrested six persons for impersonation and cheating for allegedly appearing in place of candidates for the written examination of Indian Reserve Battalion conducted by the Chandigarh Police.

5 hurt in mishap
Panchkula, July 26
Five persons of a family were injured when the Tata Indica car they were travelling in collided head-on with a Mahindra Bolero Jeep near Ramgarh village here this evening.


Shri Shri academy beat Sec-26 academy
Chandigarh, July 26
Magnificent knocks by trio-Gurdeep (33 not out), Priyankit (31) and Arshit (28)- paved the way for Shri Shri Cricket Academy of Panchkula for an easy eight-wicket victory over Sector-26 Cricket Academy of Chandigarh in the second S Amar Singh Memorial Under-13 Cricket Tournament at Government Senior Secondary School ground in Sector 26 here today.

Rahul of Bedi Club plays a shot against Mohali Gymkhana team at YPS grounds in Mohali on Sunday. Mohali Gymkhana, Sun XI to lock horns in final
Chandigarh, July 26
The Mohali Gymkhana and Sun XI would clash in the finals tomorrow after defeating Bedi XI and MCA teams, respectively, in the semifinals of JAL Mohali Premier League underway at Yadvindra Public School here.

Rahul of Bedi Club plays a shot against Mohali Gymkhana team at YPS grounds in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo Pravesh Chauhan

DP Azad Academy edge past DAV-8
Chandigarh, July 26
Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy outclassed DAV Senior Secondary School Academy, Sector 8, by two wickets in the opening fixture of the five-match under-16 series. The series is underway on the DAV School grounds in Sector 8 here.

Pre-Subroto Football
GMHS-36 drub St Mary school
Chandigarh, July 26
Government Model High School, Sector 36, drubbed St Mary School, Sector 46, by 5-0 to win the under-14 Pre-Subroto Football Cup at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here yesterday.

Monsoon Cricket Cup from Aug 1
Chandigarh, July 26
Kundan Cricket Academy, Sector 46, will be organising first Under-13 Monsoon Cricket Cup from August 1.


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