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Golf Club
Probe into membership racket
Chandigarh, August 4
On the plea of a city resident, UT administrator SF Rodrigues has marked an inquiry into the affairs of the Chandigarh Golf Club with particular reference to the source of income through the illegal grant of “green card” club membership to unauthorised and out-of-turn applicants to favour the IAS and IPS lobby.

Patiala ki Rao off target, still
A shooter at the Sector 25 Patiala ki Rao range in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, August 4
For a city that boasts of connections with the lone Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, it’s a matter of shame that its shooting range in Sector 25, Patiala ki Rao, is in a pathetic condition.

A shooter at the Sector 25 Patiala ki Rao range in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Sector 42 Murder
Neither rape, nor robbery
Santosh KumariChandigarh, August 4
The postmortem report of Santosh Kumari, who was killed at her Sector 42 house yesterday, hints that it was a meticulously planned murder.

Santosh Kumari


Breather for tainted Jerath
Chandigarh, August 4
The tainted former UT chief engineer, KK Jerath, who is facing a slew of corruption cases against him, seems to have got a respite in a case pertaining to the fixing of an aluminium hedge at the GMCH-32.

Hasty NOC to mall
Station fire officer suspended
Chandigarh, August 4
The MC today suspended SK Gosain, station fire officer (SFO) of the fire and emergency services department, on the basis of an inquiry report which found him guilty of issuing conditional NOC to City Emporio Mall at the Industrial Area, Phase-I, here.


‘Encounter threat’ claims suspect’s life
Panchkula, August 4
A Delhi resident died under mysterious circumstances in the custody of the Haryana police here today. The suspect, Satish Kumar, along with two others, was picked up by the Bahadurgarh police from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh and the police team was on way to Jhajjar when he allegedly suffered a heart attack, which resulted in his death before he could get the medical aid, it was learnt.

City Beautiful’s Ugly face
Civic amenities a casualty in Sec 20
Chandigarh, August 4

In spite of its central location, Sector 20 continues to be devoid of basic amenities. Defunct streetlights, heaps of garbage, unkempt green belts, delay in widening of roads and stray dogs are just some of the problems sector residents have been forced to live with.
Garbage littered around a bin in Sector 20, Chandigarh.
Garbage littered around a bin in Sector 20, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

NGOs fail to monitor innovative centres
Chandigarh, August 4
If the report card of the NGOs, who had taken up the task of monitoring the Alternative Innovative Centres (AIE) for educating “out of school” children is any indication then most of them seem to have failed in their task.

Students at an AIE Centre, Sector 27, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Students at an AIE Centre, Sector 27, in Chandigarh.

Tributes paid to Kishore Kumar
Chandigarh, August 4
The magic of the majestic, magnificent and melodious voice of legendry maestro, Kishore Kumar came alive as over 35 amateur singers paid a musical tribute to him on his 80th birth anniversary at Kalagram here today.

Rakhi spirit grips city schools
Mohali, August 4
The Heritage Public School, Jagatpura, near Sector 48, celebrated Raksha Bandhan with enthusiasm. A rakhi making competition was held in which students from Class I to VI participated. Students also sang a group song.

Novel way to raise traffic awareness
Chandigarh, August 4
ArriveSafe, a society, in association with the Chandigarh traffic police organised “Bonding for a safe lifetime journey” to mark Rakhshabandhan at Sector 17, 22, 19 and 35 markets here today.

Children of BSNL employees take part in a painting competttion organised by the BSNL Welfare Board at Sector 34 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Children of BSNL employees take part in a painting competttion organised by the BSNL Welfare Board at Sector 34 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Smart traffic signals for 2 intersections
Chandigarh, August 4
In an attempt to reduce traffic congestion on busy intersections, the Chandigarh police will install vehicle actuated traffic signal controller system (VATSCS) on two busy intersections in the city on experimental basis.

Commercial Buildings
Traders resent delay in approval to plans
Chandigarh, August 4
A meeting of the Traders’ Association, Sector 17, was held under the chairmanship of Kamaljit Singh Panchhi today in which members took serious note of the role of the administration in causing delay in approving plans of commercial buildings in Sector 17.

Supply of drinking water
MC told to prepare estimate
Mohali, August 4
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has asked the Municipal Council to prepare estimates for works related to the supply of drinking water and laying of sewerage in Madanpur village so that funds could be provided for executing both the works.

Verdict reserved in PEC defence quota
Chandigarh, August 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved verdict in the PEC defence quota reservation case after hearing counsel for the engineering college, who insisted the admissions were being carried out in accordance with the brochure.

Suspension of surgery draws kin’s ire
Panchkula, August 4
A high drama was witnessed at a private hospital in Sector 21 when the family members of a patient alleged that the doctors suspended the surgery after putting a cut on the body and stitched the skin stating that patient could not be operated as of now. It happened even as several diagnosis tests were conducted on the patient before taking her to the operation theatre, said KS Patwal, husband of the patient.

Murder Case
Dera followers submit memo to DC
Mohali, August 4
Supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda today took out a protest march demanding action against the killer of Lili Kumar, a follower of dera, who was shot in Mansa recently. The supporters staged a dharna at Phase VII and took out a procession through the city before submitting a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.—TNS

Supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda protest at Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda protest at Mohali on Tuesday.

Speaking Out
‘Test code threat to security of players’
Chandigarh, August 4
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) are up in arms yet again. This time, it is over the board refusing to abide by a clause in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, which requires cricketers to reveal their whereabouts so as to facilitate testing. The code, which has been signed by the Test-playing nations except India, was incidentally implemented by the ICC earlier this year.


PU to start MSc instrumentation
Chandigarh, August 4
The department of university centre for instrumentation and microelectronics has started a new course in MSc (instrumentation). Eligibility for the course is BSc with physics or electronics, instrumentation science, computer science, vocational physics or BF (E&TC/instrumentation) with minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate.

KG classes closed for week at Saupins
Chandigarh, August 4
Saupins School, Sector 32, has closed classes for nursery, LKG and UKG students for a week. The decision comes a day after the UT administration nailed the school for running classes in basement, which is a violation of building rules.


Sucha murder case
Three more arrested
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 4
The police today arrested three more accused wanted in the Sucha murder case. Some miscreants murdered Sucha Singh, a teenager boy, of Sirhind near the office of the SSP, Fatehgarh Sahib, with sharp-edged weapons on July 27, over a trivial issue.

Patiala councillors up in arms against Mayor
Level corruption charges against him
Patiala, August 4
About 30 municipal councillors here today levelled serious allegations of corruption against Patiala Mayor Ajit Pal Singh Kohli and demanded that he stepped down from the post immediately.

School bus drivers say no to overloading, stage dharna
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 4
School bus drivers of Divine Light International School today parked the buses outside the school and refused to ferry students by overloading their buses.

Pay Scale
Haryana teachers to protest from tomorrow
Kalka, August 4
Continuing the protest against the state government, the teachers of government, private colleges and Haryana University will be on warpath from August 6.

Link roads to be constructed in Kalka
Kalka, August 4
The Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board (HSAMB) would soon start the work of laying new link roads in the villages here. The official sources revealed that the Chief Minister, Haryana, had issued directives to the higher officials of the HSAMB in this context in the last quarter of July, 2007.

Bijjanpur registers 94 pc polling
Dera Bassi, August 4
With 94 per cent polling, voters of Bijjanpur village in Dera Bassi have registered highest percentage of polling in the Banur byelection held yesterday. Of the total 857 voters in the village, 809 exercised their right.


Ragging at PU
Bail plea of accused rejected
Chandigarh, August 4
A local court today dismissed the bail application of two Panjab University students, who were remanded to judicial custody for ragging a first year student yesterday.

Consumer Courts
Firm told to pay Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, August 4
The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed Neoteric Informative Ltd to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 and pay compounding charges of Rs 1.6 lakh to a consumer.


Ward No. 10 Bypoll
Tension as Badheri alleges assault
Cong, SAD-BJP activists booked
Chandigarh, August 4
In the runup to the ward No. 10 by-election, tension ran high at Badheri village late last night when activists of the Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance clashed with each other, leaving Congress candidate Bhupinder Singh Badheri injured.


Kishore wins two titles
Chandigarh, August 4
Top seed Jitendra Kishore retained the men’s singles title in the above 60 category of the second Masters Table Tennis Championship at Patiala on Sunday. It was sponsored by Vishal Holo Solutions. Former Punjab state player Kishore defeated Chander Kumar Sachdeva 3-1 to achieve the honours

Holy Child eves beat Little Flower school
Panchkula, August 4
Holy Child under-17 girls’ team thrashed defending champions, Little Flower Convent School, by 18-2 to wrest title in the Panchkula District Inter-School Basketball Tournament at Sports Complex in Sector 3, here today.


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