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Finally, St Johnís teacher suspended
Chandigarh, July 28
Finally, breaking the silence and acting tough on the enquiry report, submitted by the Subdivisional Magistrate, St Johnís High school today suspended teacher Reema Talwar for slapping and humiliating a Class III student of the school.

Easy on Booze - II
Admn sloppy in checking underage drinking
Chandigarh, July 28
Mushrooming of liquor shops like these three in Sector 48 are a common sight in Chandigarh. It seems that the UT administration has turned completely numb towards the blatant underage drinking scenario in the city. 

Mushrooming of liquor shops like these three in Sector 48 are a common sight in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Bus overturns; 9 DAV students hurt
Panchkula, July 28
Injured students at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. Fortyseven students of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Panchkula, escaped narrowly when their bus overturned near Bell factory on the Sector 15 road here today.

Injured students at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. A Tribune photograph



3 pilgrims drown in Sutlej
Ropar, July 28
Three pilgrims coming back from Naina Devi drowned in the Sutlej near Ghanauli village today. The incident took place around 7:30 am when four youths from Khanna decided to take a dip in the Sutlej waters before resuming their journey. Three of them got carried away with the strong current of water, while people nearby managed to save the fourth one.

Another swine flu case
Chandigarh, July 28
One more person tested positive for swine flu in the city today, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the UT to four, the health authorities said.

New course, but no teacher at GSSS-20
Chandigarh, July 28
In a case of stark neglect by the UT education department, students of Class XI (recently introduced commerce stream), Government Senior Secondary School (Girls) Sector 20-B, have complaint of shortage of teachers. It is reported that the school has now hired a private teacher to make up for the academic loss after two weeks.


55 structures razed in Sec-25
Chandigarh, July 28
A demolition drive was carried out in Sector 25 by Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Tuesday. The Municipal Corporation demolished 55 temporary structures in Kumhar and Janta Colony, Sector 25, here, today in a demolition drive carried out under the supervision of P K Sharma, assistant commissioner, assisted by K D Sharma, enforcement inspector.

A demolition drive was carried out in Sector 25 by Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Brawl in PU hostel
Chandigarh, July 28
The session at Panjab University seems to have commenced with violence on the campus. A brawl took place in at Hostel No. 7 last night, with its sequel this morning between second year students of UIET with SOPU and PUSU.

Seminar on personality development ends
Patiala, July 28
Sri Guru Harkrishan Group of Colleges in association with Chardikala Time TV channel organised a two-day seminar-cum-lecture series on personality development and communication skills, which concluded at Science Auditorium, Punjabi University, Patiala, today.

Hope floats for HIV infants
PGI starts collecting samples for DNA test
Chandigarh, July 28
Finally, there is some hope for HIV/AIDS infected infants in the region as PGI has now started collecting samples for DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, a dry blood sampling method for diagnosing the infection, which was unavailable so far. The test will, however, be conducted at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), Delhi.

Downpour brings relief from sultry weather
A tree falls on a vehicle after heavy rain at the mini secretariat parking in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh, July 28
Chandigarh and its adjoining areas were lashed with heavy rains this morning. Intermittent rains throughout the day provided residents of the city the much-needed relief from the sultry weather.

A tree falls on a vehicle after heavy rain at the mini secretariat parking in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Awareness camp for women
Chandigarh, July 28
A 10-day awareness camp for women, being organised by Citizensí Association for Relief, Education and Service (CARES), was inaugurated by Arvind Mahajan, president-elect of Rotary Club, Chandigarh, at Maloya here yesterday.

Loan camp for auto drivers
Chandigarh, July 28
The State Transport Authority (STA) will organise a special camp at its office in Sector 18 from July 29 to August 5 to extend loans to autorickshaw drivers for LPG-driven vehicles.

3 killed in road mishaps
Chandigarh, July 28
Three persons, including a junior engineer in the Punjab Irrigation Department in Sector 34, and a woman were killed, while one person was injured in four separate road accidents in the past 24 hours.

Wood crisis at cremation ground
Mohali, July 28
A wood crisis is building up in cremation ground with the Local Government authorities failing to clear financial estimates worth Rs 17.56 lakh okayed by the Municipal Council for this purpose five months ago .

Babla resigns from market committee
Chandigarh, July 28
The Chandigarh Market Committee, chairman and Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla tendered his resignation from the chairmanship of the committee. According to sources, Babla submitted his resignation to the Deputy Commissioner and RK Rao, secretary of the Chandigarh Mandi Board, late this evening today.

Man electrocuted
Chandigarh, July 28
A labourer was charred to death while his companion was severely burnt after an iron ladder, that they were holding, came in contact with 11,000 volt high tension cable at a petrol station in Sector 39 here this afternoon.

Paragon toppers awarded
Mohali, July 28
The State Bank of India, Sector 70, Mataur, branch honoured meritorious students of Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71.


Banur Bypoll
SAD did nothing for people, says Preneet
Dera Bassi, July 28
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was more concerned in safeguarding the political career of his son than looking after the welfare of the state. The SAD government had done nothing for the welfare of people, said Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, while addressing a series of election rallies at Chhatt, Dialpur, Haripur Hindua, Samgoli, Vijanpur, Dhanaini, Bhankharpur and Trivedi Camp villages here.

House Tax Recovery
MC notice to govt depts
Patiala, July 28
The Patiala Municipal Corporation has issued notices to several government departments for the recovery of outstanding house tax. The offices which have been issued notices include the Sessions Court, Food and Supply Department, District Public Relations Office and PWD among others.

Schoolgirl dies as overloaded auto overturns
Rajpura, July 28
A schoolgirl was killed this afternoon when she was on her way back from school in an autorickshaw. The autorickshaw, overloaded with schoolchildren, overturned near Khanpur Khurd village. The girl has been identified as Jaspreet Kaur, a resident of Khanpur Khurd.

Plantation drive by Bikram college
Patiala, July 28
The Government Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala, launched a plantation drive on the college premises under the able guidance of principal Satinder Kaur here today.

Bharat Scouts celebrates 100 yrs
Patiala, July 28
Bharat scouts and guides, Railways DMW, Patiala, celebrated the 100th year of their establishment by organising a 21-day celebration camp. The DMW also paid tributes to Sir Lord Baden Powell on the occasion. Kanwalpreet Singh, district commissioner, scout and deputy chief material manager said it was great that they had completed a century.
Two cows were electrocuted in heavy rain when they came in contact with pillar box No 42 at Jai Jawan Colony in Patiala on Tuesday.
Two cows were electrocuted in heavy rain when they came in contact with pillar box No 42 at Jai Jawan Colony in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

One held with 20-kg poppy husk
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 28
The Fatehgarh Sahib police arrested one person with 20-kg poppy husk. SP (Detective) Shamsher Singh Boparai said while patrolling a police party detained one person on suspicion and seized 20-kg poppy husk from his possession near the Bhakra bridge of Tarkhan Majra.

Man crushed under speeding

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 28
A resident of Sirhind, identified as Gurdeep Singh, got crushed under a speeding train today. ASI Avtar Singh deployed with the Sirhind railway police said the body was found on the Sirhind-Gobindgarh railway lines near Majri village.

Federation urges authorities to check thefts
Ambala, July 28
The Federation of Welfare Societiesí Associations, Ambala Cantonment, has expressed concern over the recent spate of burglaries in houses and shops in Ambala Cantonment.


Court tells police to protect runaway couples
Chandigarh, July 28
Less than a week after Ved Pal Mor was lynched by a mob, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today involved the DGPs and the district police chiefs for granting protection to the runaway couples. Justice SD Anand made it clear the Constitution guaranteed protection for everyone, and the couples were no exception.

Theft accused gets 2-day police remand
Chandigarh, July 28
A lower court today remanded an accused of stealing briefcase containing cash and important documents to two days of police custody. The court of Anshul Berry sent Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Mani Majra, to the police custody for allegedly stealing Rs 1, 25,000, seven chequebooks from car of his employer.

Consumer Court
LIC Finance told to pay Rs 1 lakh
Chandigarh, July 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed LIC Housing Finance to pay up Rs 1 lakh as compensation for causing harassment and deficiency in services to a complainant.

Accused let off in labourer murder case
Chandigarh, July 28
One year after the UT Police claimed to have solved the murder mystery of a labourer whose decomposed body was found by arresting two accused, a local court today let off both of them in the case.


Chess meet from Aug 1
Chandigarh, July 28
The Chandigarh Chess Association will organise The Chandigarh u-19 and u-7 Boys and Girls Chess Championship 2009 on August 1 and 2 at St Xaviers Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C, here.


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