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Poor boy’s long wait for small surgery
Chandigarh, July 30
Would doctors at the GMSH-16 or the PGI have made a minor child of an IAS or IPS officer or a politician suffer pain for over a month due to a sewing needle embedded in his back (“superficial to the spine”)? Probably not, but nine-year-old Gurcharan Singh, alias Rohit, a mentally challenged boy, is no VIP ward.
Rohit, who has been living with pain due to a needle (seen in X-ray report) in his back for almost a month. Rohit, who has been living with pain due to a needle (seen in X-ray report) in his back for almost a month. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik 


General House Meeting
Walkout by all MC councillors
Mohali, July 30
In an unusual developments all councillors, including those of the ruling group, walked out of the general house meeting of the Municipal Council here today in protest against their being rendered ineffective by the authorities concerned and thereby becoming a “laughing stock” among residents.

City Beautiful’s Ugly face
Civic amenities elude Sec 49
Chandigarh, July 30
Uncarpeted roads, garbage littered in vacant plots, public parks in a bad condition and stray pigs in the locality. This is the picture of the recently developed Sector 49 of the city.

A potholed road in need of repair near the Goodwill Enclave Society in Sector 49, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
A potholed road in need of repair near the Goodwill Enclave Society in Sector 49, Chandigarh.

‘Ragging’ stains Arts College
Home Secy marks inquiry
Chandigarh, July 30
The administration and the authorities of Arts College, Sector 10, here, were literally on their toes over a complaint of verbal abuse and mental harassment that took contours of ragging for many. According to sources, the incident happened on Tuesday night when two girls of Master of Fine Arts, Arts College, Urmila of the first year and Seema of the second year, entered into a heated argument that led to a short fist-fight in the hostel.

Vigil at accident-prone areas
Cops to man 3 light points till 1 am
Chandigarh, July 30
In a bid to prevent traffic violations, found to be one of the major causes behind road accidents at late-night hours, the Chandigarh Traffic Police has deputed police personnel at three busy intersections till 1 am.

A rickshaw-puller carries school kids through wrong side on a busy road near the Sector 43 ISBT in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A rickshaw-puller carries school kids through wrong side on a busy road near the Sector 43 ISBT in Chandigarh.


3 honoured under eyes and ears scheme
Chandigarh, July 30
The Chandigarh Police today honoured three persons for imparting useful information under its eyes and ears scheme, which was launched a couple of months back. The police held a meeting with the participants of the scheme coming from various walks of life.

One of the participants in the eyes and ears scheme shares his experience with senior police officials at Bal Bhawan, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari 
One of the participants in the eyes and ears scheme shares his experience with senior police officials at Bal Bhawan, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Joshi Autozone fined Rs 55,000
Sold defective vehicle to city resident
Chandigarh, July 30
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Joshi Autozone, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, and Tata Motors to pay Rs 55,000 compensation for selling a defective Tata Safari to a city resident.

Additional security for your online transactions
Chandigarh, July 30
If you are Net savvy and plan to go on a holiday or some official tour, be on guard. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made it mandatory to have additional secure code (password) for using your credit card for online transactions.

PTA funds used to pay challan
Chandigarh, July 30
In yet another instance of misuse of PTA funds by Anil Sharma, principal, GMSSS, Sector 23, during his tenure at GMHS, Sector 20, the documents procured under the RTI reveal that he used the fund to pay his trafiic challan and also to reimburse the donations made by him and his wife at local gurdwaras.

IT checks in industrial area
Chandigarh, July 30
As part of nationwide survey, the Income Tax (IT) department today surveyed a few leading business premises in the city. The surveys are being conducted to unearth tax? evasion, under the supervision of the Commissioner, Income Tax (CIT I).

‘Shed allotment unfair’
Chandigarh, July 30
Under the rehabilitation scheme, the administration had allotted sheds in Grain Market, Sector 26, with the recommendation of market committee chairman Devinder Singh Babla and there is no transparency in it, alleged Arhtiya Association ex-president Dig Vijay Kapoor, interacting with mediapersons.

Focus needs to be on energy security: Perneet
Chandigarh, July 30
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Perneet Kaur today said the country could sustain its growth momentum only if it is able to increase its capacity for power generation.

NGOs urged to secure future of children
Chandigarh, July 30
Eminent personalities from the city and renowned national rights activists expressed serious concern over the deprived living conditions of a majority of children in India even after more than 60 years of Independence and nearly 48 years of the so-called planned development.

Vigilance to scan gold coin sale
Chandigarh, July 30
The Haryana government has ordered to conduct a vigilance inquiry into the sale of gold coins by employees of the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board below the market price. The embezzlement came to light when a Chandigarh resident got the information in this regard under the RTI Act and the matter was highlighted in a section of press.

Fund poser for Metro project
Chandigarh, July 30
Funding for the Rs 15,000-crore mass rapid transport system (MRTS), including Metro for the Chandigarh Urban Complex, suggested by the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), may pose a major problem for various stakeholders.

Sector 35-D gets spic-and-span look 
Chandigarh, July 30
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Commissioner Roshan Sunkaria today flagged off a sanitation and awareness campaign under the partnership initiative programme in Sector 35-D.

GMADA warning leads to protest
Mohali, July 30
The issue of encroachment removal by road side mechanics and booth owners in the auto market of Phase 7 led to protests by angry shopkeepers. The problem started after the Estate Office of the GMADA issued a warning to the shopkeepers for removing their encroachments on public land or face action.

‘Forcible haircut at school’
Chandigarh, July 30
High drama prevailed at Government High School Sector 52 here today, when parents of two students of Class IV accused the school authorities of forcibly chopping their daughters’ hair.

Teacher’s fate to be decided today
Chandigarh, July 30
In response to UT administration’s demand of terminating the service of Reema Talwar, the teacher found guilty of corporal punishment and humiliating a Class III student, the management of St Johns School will declare its decision tomorrow.


6 held on murder charge
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The police has arrested six people for allegedly murdering a youth, Sucha Singh, on July 27 evening near the district courts here.

Youth drives bike into canal, drowns
Had eloped with a girl, who was rescued
Ropar, July 30
A couple that had eloped on Tuesday evening tried to commit suicide this morning by jumping into Bhakra canal near Ghanauli village.

Woman raises ‘false’ theft alarm 
Bassi Pathana, July 30
Mystery shrouds the alleged burglary which took place at the house of a karyana merchant in Guru Nanak Mohalla last evening. The victim claims that she was tied by some unidentified youth and decamped with all her jewellery when she was alone at home.

Lecturers end protest
Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations
Kalka, July 30
A four-day protest of the college lecturers, which was started on July 27, concluded today in Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, today.

CGC ties up with Swiss school
Kharar, July 30
The Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Gharuan, has signed an MoU with the Swiss School of Management (SSM) for awarding dual degrees to its students of BBA, PGDM and hotel management.

UGC nod to Centre for Women’s Studies in Punjabi varsity
Patiala, July 30
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sanctioned Centre for Women’s Studies and Development for Punjabi University, Patiala.


Malkhana Property
Head constable’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, July 30
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of head constable Jaspal Singh, who was posted as malkhana in charge at the Sector 36 police station, for allegedly forging signatures of a station house officer to release a pistol kept as a case property.

HC: Shun archaic methods of probe
Chandigarh, July 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today called upon the investigating agencies in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to shun non-technical, traditional approach and go in for scientific methods of probe. The call came while setting aside, due to lack of evidence, the death sentence awarded to Jalandhar “serial baby killer” Darbara Singh.

Equestrian Championship
Judges favoured wards, allege contestants
Chandigarh, July 30
If allegations in a writ petition are to be relied upon, a child, whose father was a judge, bagged gold and silver medals in a dressage championship during the North Zone ‘Junior National Equestrian Championship’ held in New Delhi between April 6 and 9.


Driver held for misuse of official vehicle
Chandigarh, July 30
The police has arrested a driver of the Haryana Transport Commissioner for allegedly taking away the official vehicle without informing the authorities.

Man held for raping 16-year-old
Chandigarh, July 30
The police today arrested a 24-year-old man on the chargers of raping a 16-year-old daughter of his former colleague.

2 youths hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, July 30
Two youths were seriously hurt after a school bus collided with their motorcycle near Dhanas here this morning. The schoolchildren escaped unhurt in the mishap.


EAC defeat Air HQ 40-35
Chandigarh, July 30
The EAC defeated Air HQ by 40-35 goals in a tough-contested semifinals played during the Air Force Handball Championship held here today. The match was decided during extra time after both the teams tied at 31 goals each in the scheduled time of the game.

A handball match in progress during the Air Force Handball Championship held in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
A handball match in progress during the Air Force Handball Championship held in Chandigarh.


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