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Swine Flu
11 more suspected cases in city

Chandigarh, August 11
The isolation ward for swine flu patients at GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. As the country grapples with the H1N1 outbreak, 11 more suspected swine flu cases were reported in the city during the past 24 hours. 

The isolation ward for swine flu patients at GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Swine Flu Scare
DPS sends back more students

Chandigarh, August 11
Parents take away their children from DPS School, Sector 40, in Chandigarh In a bid to show extra cautiousness over swine flu, over 50 students, from different classes, were sent back home by Delhi Public School, Sector 40, today. 

Parents take away their children from DPS School, Sector 40, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

HC passes strictures against estate office, police
Chandigarh, August 11
The speed at which the UT estate office functionaries work “in case of fraud certainly needs commendation,” the Punjab and Haryana High Court has mordantly observed while passing strictures against the office and the Chandigarh Police.


GMCH OPD open on Aug 14
Chandigarh, August 11
The UT administration has decided to make the OPD at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, open on August 14. This decision has been taken in the wake of continuous holidays from August 14 to August 16 in Chandigarh. — TNS

Non-compliance of forum order
2-yr jail for ICICI Bank manager 

Chandigarh, August 11
Failing to comply with the orders of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, the forum directed the branch manager of ICICI Bank, Sector 9, to undergo two-year imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 10,000 under Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

GMADA hikes reserve price of residential plots
Mohali, August 11
A few weeks ahead of the proposed auction of residential plots here, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has increased the reserve price of residential plots in the Mohali urban estate.

Merchant navy officer dies at airport
Chandigarh, August 11
Sukhwinder Singh (64), a merchant navy officer, died after he collapsed at the Chandigarh Airport here this morning, a few minutes before boarding a flight for Mumbai.


‘Wah Chandigarh’ tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 11
Home Secretary Ram Niwas, along with chairman of CII Chandigarh Council, Partap Aggarwal, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh The Chandigarh administration, in collaboration with the CII, Chandigarh, will organise “Wah! Chandigarh -- Celebrating the Spirit of Chandigarh” on August 13, 2009, at CII building, Sector 31, here.

Home Secretary Ram Niwas, along with chairman of CII Chandigarh Council, Partap Aggarwal, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

MRTS draft plan submitted 
Chandigarh, August 11
The Draft Comprehensive Mobility Plan for the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) for Chandigarh Urban Complex has been submitted and uploaded on the Chandigarh administration website www.chandigarh.gov.in.

35 yrs on, Mohali lacks stadium 
Mohali, August 11
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has failed to construct a stadium for sports lovers in Mohali, lamented a municipal councillor.

Squash centre opened in Attawa village
Chandigarh, August 11
Satinder Bajwa, mentor of eight-time world squash champion Jansher Khan, has opened a squash centre, Khelshala, at Sector 42 Attawa village with an aim to give life-time benefits to the village kids by training them in the sport.

Policemen save girl from drowning
Chandigarh, August 11
Alert policemen today saved a girl from drowning in Sukhna Lake, here, who accidentally slipped into the murky waters from the staircases this morning.

CITCO gets new directors
Chandigarh, August 11
Umesh Kapoor among others has been appointed as new director in the Board of Directors (BoD) of Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation Ltd (CITCO) with an immediate effect.

IAF study: Smoking leads to hearing loss among aircrew
Chandigarh, August 11
An IAF study has linked smoking to increased prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss amongst its personnel. The study also found that personnel engaged in technical trades were more prone to noise -related hearing loss.

Sham-e-Ghazal impresses audience
Chandigarh, August 11
After organising a grandiose recital by Anuradha Pal, a tabla maestro of international eminence, the Pracheen Kala Kendra featured local ghazal singer Vinod Sood in a Sham-e-Ghazal concert at their auditorium here today.

Mohali boy drowns in Rajpura
Parents allege foul play 
Rajpura, August 11
Parents of a 21-year-old youth from Mohali, who drowned in the Bhakra-Narwana canal branch yesterday, are not ready to buy the police theory of it being an accident.

Man dies mysteriously
Chandigarh, August 11
Rajwinder Singh Attwal (38), a resident of Sector 37, died under mysterious circumstances at his residence here this afternoon.


Tribune Impact
PU orders cleaning of water tanks 

Chandigarh, August 11
Taking cognisance of a report highlighting monkeys drinking and bathing in the water tanks in Panjab University boys hostel no. 6, the varsity has decided to initiate series of steps to curb the menace.

Only 9% clear LLM exam
Chandigarh, August 11
With the result of LLM (first year) being declared today, the department registered an all-time low pass percentage of 9, with only three out of 27 students clearing all subjects.

Panel to probe student’s complaint
Chandigarh, August 11
Taking the cognisance of the complaint of Simran Kaur, a student of MA-II in the department of French, accusing her teachers of exhibiting biased behaviour by granting her less marks in various subjects, the university has constituted a committee to look into the matter.

Manipuri students chill at Panjab University.Regional identities in PU
Strong Manipuri presence

Chandigarh, August 11
One possibly cannot ignore the cultural diversity that arrives in Panjab University with the inflow of students from various regions and cultures.

Manipuri students chill at Panjab University. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


109 cases settled at lok adalat
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
A lok adalat was held yesterday at district courts, wherein District and Sessions Judge Surinder Gupta had also been present. As many as 186 cases were discussed during the occasion, out of which 109 were settled with a mutual consent of both parties.


Transfers of judicial officers cleared
Chandigarh, August 11
District and sessions judge KK Garg will not make it to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after all, while Justice Nirmal Yadav is likely to find herself transferred to the Calcutta High Court.

4 acquitted in robbery case
Chandigarh, August 11
A local court today acquitted four persons, accused of robbing a local resident of his wallet, Rs 4,500 cash and a gold ring on knife-point on November 22, 2007.


Man stabbed to death 
Chandigarh, August 11
A man in his early-thirties was stabbed to death at Bapu Dham Colony in the wee hours of today.

Choreographer booked for rape 
Mohali, August 11
A Panchkula-based choreographer was today booked by the Mohali police for allegedly raping a Sector 68 woman at her residence on August 2.


Top shooting honours for Chandigarh cadets
Chandigarh, August 11
Cadets from the Chandigarh NCC group in a jubilant mood after bagging top honours in the inter-group shooting championship held in Chandigarh Shooters from the Chandigarh NCC group won the overall championship and made a clean sweep by winning 12 gold, five silver and four bronze medals in the inter-group shooting championship held here.

Cadets from the Chandigarh NCC group in a jubilant mood after bagging top honours in the inter-group shooting championship held in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

St Soldier’s, St Kabir enter semis
Chandigarh, August 11
Hosts St Soldier's International School will face St Kabir School, Sector 26, while DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, are pitted against St John's School, Sector 26, in the semifinals of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Football Championship for St Soldier's Trophy on the school's premises in Sector 28 here tomorrow.

Ryan beat BTS Academy by 58 runs
A batsman eyes the ball during a cricket match between GNPS and CCA Cricket Academy in Chandigarh Chandigarh, August 11
Ryan International Cricket Academy-49 defeated BTS Cricket Academy-48 by 58 runs in a league Twenty-20 match of the Eugene Saupin’s Cricket Tournament for Under-10 underway on the school ground.

A batsman eyes the ball during a cricket match between GNPS and CCA Cricket Academy in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Netball meet on Aug 18, 19
Chandigarh, August 11
The East District Netball Association is organising the St Soldier Netball Trophy for boys and girls under the auspices of Netball Association of Chandigarh affiliated to the Netball Federation of India at St Soldier International School, Sector 28-B, on August 18 and August 19.

Cricket trials on Aug 16
Chandigarh, August 11
The trials to select Haryana cricket team for the 1st All-India Under-19 National Tournament being organised by the Cricket Council of India will be held on August 16 at 3 pm in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40.

City team win cricket title
Chandigarh, August 11
Chandigarh emerged champion after beating Patiala by 21 runs in the final of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Inter-District Cricket Tournament organised by the Punjab State Twenty 20 Cricket Association in Barnala here yesterday.

Powerlifting meet from today
Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh Powerlifting Association will host the Senior National Powerlifting Championship at Weightlifting Hall Sports Complex, Sector 42, from August 12 to 17.

Balwant scores hole-in-one
Chandigarh, August 11
Balwant Singh Brar scored a hole-in-one on the par-3 14th hole on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club on Sunday. Brar achieved this rare feat while playing in the "Play to win the BMW" contest. The other members of his team were Harcharan Singh, AP Pandy and SK Mittal.



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