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‘Cholera’ claims 2 lives
Panchkula, August 24
Four days after the cholera outbreak in Budhanpur village of the district, two persons reportedly died with symptoms of the disease.
A child turns on a tap to drink water in filthy conditions at Budhanpur village of Panchkula. A child turns on a tap to drink water in filthy conditions at Budhanpur village of Panchkula. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

RTI Application
Embezzlement of trekking funds by schools unearthed
Chandigarh, August 24
Serious irregularities have been found in the accounts pertaining to the trekking and tours expenditure of government schools, organised by the office of UT District Education Officer, claimed the recipient of an RTI application.

Commuters to pay more at toll
Dappar (Lalru), August 24
Travelling on the Chandigarh-Ambala stretch of the national highway is going to cost more from September 1. The commuters will have to pay Rs 5 more at the Dappar toll plaza while covering one-way distance on the national highway.


An illuminated UT insignia accords welcome to commuters entering Chandigarh from the Zirakpur side.
An illuminated UT insignia accords welcome to commuters entering Chandigarh from the Zirakpur side. Photo: Nitin Mittal

MC warning to Jaypee Group
Tells it to stop burning refuge derived fuel at Dadumajra garbage plant
Chandigarh, August 24
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today issued a warning to Jaypee Group, which is managing the Garbage Processing Plant at Dadumajra, to immediately stop burning refuge derived fuel (RDF), as it is against the norms of the pollution control board.

Tree felling case
IG, wife deposit paltry penalty
Panchkula, August 24
In Panchkula, one can go scot-free after cutting a full-fledged tree and depositing a meagre amount as penalty with the horticulture department of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). Surprisingly, even the wood is not demanded from the accused.

Parsvnath adviser meets CHB chief
Seeks ‘rescheduling’ of payment
Chandigarh, August 24
Prideasia at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) continues to be in the news. After unsuccessfully trying to "wriggle out" of the project, Parsvnath now wants the "rescheduling" of the payment from the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) with whom it launched the Rs 4,100-crore project under public-private partnership.


Graft Case
CAT relief for ASI
Chandigarh, August 24
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has quashed the decision of the UT police against an ASI, accused of graft charges, despite a clearance given by the inquiry officer.

Members of the Hindustan Student Association take out a rally in Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday.
Members of the Hindustan Student Association take out a rally in Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Two-day health camp for children
Chandigarh, August 24
A two-day medical camp for children in the age group of 6 to 14 from government, private and government-aided schools in the city, who are suffering from orthopaedic handicap and hearing impairment, commenced at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, here today.

Admn praise of police belies figures
Chandigarh, August 24
Even as the UT Administration has showered praise on the city police for “its professional approach and adoption of modern investigative techniques”, figures speak otherwise.

Bathing ban, but not for dogs at Sukhna Lake.
Bathing ban, but not for dogs at Sukhna Lake. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

CITCO revenue dips, courtesy staff
Chandigarh, August 24
While Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Corporation Limited (CITCO) may cheer about Hotel Shivalikview to come up well even during the times of global recession, it has reasons to worry about the revenue loss at Transit Lounge. Surprisingly, its employees have a role in it. Incidentally, the budget accommodation on the Sector-17 ISBT premises directly comes under the governance of Hotel Shivalikview only.

Suicide: Youth’s body handed over to family
Chandigarh, August 24
The police today handed over the body of Suresh Kumar, alias Sonu, to his family members after post-mortem examination.

Stolen laptop found in hostel corridor
Chandigarh, August 23
Three days after an inmate of Panjab University hostel no 2, Neha, filed a complaint of a missing laptop, it was found abandoned in her hostel corridor last night. While the complainant is relieved, the varsity officials and police are adamant on finding the culprit.

Workshop on clinical trial writing
Mohali, August 24
Dr Vasanta Muthuswamy, former senior deputy director general, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, inaugurated a five-day workshop on “Clinical trial protocol writing” at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here.

‘Anangpal’ staged at Tagore theatre
Artistes perform Haryanvi saang ‘Anangpal’ at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, August 24
Despite the alien cultures influencing our traditional arts, the Haryanvi folk theatre commonly called “saang” retains its vitality and vigour in its pristine form even today as evidenced by record audience at Tagore theatre to watch the opening folk play “Anangpal” here today.

Artistes perform Haryanvi saang ‘Anangpal’ at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Rs 4 crore for Mohali development
Sanitation issue raises councillors’ hackles
Mohali, August 24
Arguments over the state of sanitation in Mohali marked the meeting of the Municipal Council here today even as estimates for developments works worth about Rs 4 crore were unanimously cleared by the House.

Members of the Juniors Doctors Association, Government Medical College, Patiala, sit on a dharna on Monday.
Members of the Juniors Doctors Association, Government Medical College, Patiala, sit on a dharna on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Local Cong leaders to oppose outsiders
Panchkula, August 24
Following the exit of former Deputy Chief Minister and local MLA Chander Mohan from political scenario in a bid to reach the state assembly, the local Congress leaders have decided to oppose any move to field an outsider from the Panchkula constituency during forthcoming Assembly elections.

Seven parking lots auctioned
Panchkula, August 24
Even as the business community resented the paid parking system to be introduced in the town, the district administration conducted the auction of 11 parking lots here today. The District Red Cross Society organised the auction.

Labourer electrocuted
Zirakpur, August 24
A 20-year-old labourer died after he was electrocuted by the high-tension wires at Zirakpur-Patiala highway this afternoon.

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School flouts rules, mandates new dress code
Chandigarh, August 24
Defying the rules of the education department of a common dress code in the government schools, GGMSSS-18 new principal mandated a new dress code for students in the school.

Poor check on children ‘bunking’ schools
Students in uniform stroll in a park during school hours.Chandigarh, August 24
The incident of two school students, who were caught during school hours collecting money on the pretext of donation from a city-based doctor in Sector 44 today, has raised concerns over the rising cases of students on “bunk” from city schools.

Students in uniform stroll in a park during school hours. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

School shines in science exhibition
Mohali, August 24
Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, was declared first in the region in the CBSE Science Exhibition held at Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, under the category “Harnessing Energy”.


Preneet’s ‘PA’ arrested
Patiala, August 24
The Patiala police here today arrested Malkit Singh, a resident of Sanaur, near Patiala, who was allegedly impersonating as personal assistant to Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur.

Residents seek civil court at Kalka
Kalka, August 24
Residents of Kalka sub-division have demanded to set up a civil court at Kalka. According to them, in order to settle any civil or criminal dispute they have to go to the Panchkula Court, which is merely wastage of time and money.

Rainwater floods govt school
Kharar, August 24
Sewer and rainwater from Sante Majra village flooded the newly upgraded Government Middle School under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA).

Ex-Finance Minister’s house burgled
Patiala, August 24
A major theft occurred at former finance minister Surinder Singla’s residence in the posh Baradari Garden here today.

‘Akhiyaan udeek diya’ to hit theatres on Sep 11
Patiala, August 24
With the growing popularity of Punjabi cinema, everyone in Punjab sees greater chances of growth in the field. Next in the line is Punjabi singer Lakhwinder Wadali, son of Padam Shri Ustad Puran Chand Wadali.

80 more seats for BA at govt college
Kalka, August 24
The department of education has increased 80 seats for BA (I) at Government Postgraduate College, Kalka. Inder Pal, vice-principal of the college, said the office of commissioner, higher education, has issued directives to the college regarding increasing the seats.


Consumer Courts
Oriental Insurance told to pay Rs 47,741
Chandigarh, August 24
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Oriental Insurance Company to pay a compensation of Rs 15,000 to complainants for causing mental agony and harassment along with a sum of Rs 32,741 for their motorcycle insured with the company.

Taxi drivers’ murder
Charge-sheet filed against 4
Chandigarh, August 24
The police has filed a charge-sheet in the gruesome double murder of taxi drivers case that took place on May 16.

3-day police custody for car lifters
Chandigarh, August 24
A local court today remanded members of a car-lifter gang to three-day police custody. The court of JMIC, Sumit Ghai, today sent them to the police remand. Earlier, the police had sought a five-day remand.


Decomposed body in jungle
Cops still in the dark
Chandigarh, August 24
The post-mortem examination of Ramesh Chand Chaudhary, whose badly decomposed body was found in the jungle area near Dhanas on Sunday, fails to dispel mystery over his death.

Rice, edible oil seized in raid
Chandigarh, August 24
As part of the ongoing drive to check hoard of the essential commodities, a surprise raid was conducted by officials of the department of food and supplies at House No. 1661 of the Dadu Majra Colony here.

Woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, August 24
Suman, a 30-year-old mother of three, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Mauli Jagran residence here today.

Three vehicles stolen in city
Chandigarh, August 24
Three vehicles were stolen from various parts of the city. Satish Kumar of Sector 37 said someone had stolen his Bajaj Caliber motorcycle (CH-03-R-9678) from his residence today.

2 held for encashing ‘stolen’ cheque
Mohali, August 24
The Mohali police rounded up a thug, identified as Deepak, while trying to encash a cheque of Rs 15,000 believed to have been stolen.

Mother kills one-yr-old
Mohali, August 24
In a fit of rage over a tiff with her husband, Sita, a 25-year-old woman killed her one-year-old son, Rakesh, here late last evening.


Boost Cricket Cup from Sept 11
Mohali, August 24
The third edition of the Boost Cricket Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament got underway from July 7 at Bangalore and now Punjab intra-district round, involving schools from six major districts and nine minor districts, will be held from September 11 to 17.

Basketball trials on Aug 26
Chandigarh, August 24
The Chandigarh Basketball Association will conduct trials to select probables for the coaching camp for boys and girls (under-19) on August 26 at 6 pm at New Public School, Sector 18, here.

Ashish claims men’s singles title
Chandigarh, August 24
Ashish claimed men’s singles title in the final match during the Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championships held at Sector 42 sports complex here today.

Sahara Corporate Cup
Four matches to be played on PCA ground
Mohali, August 24
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has allotted four matches of the Sahara Corporate Cricket Cup to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium, which will be held from September 1 to 6.

Sonepat school thrash Jarkhar academy
Chandigarh, August 24
CRZ School, Sonepat, thrashed Jarkhar Hockey Academy, Ludhiana, by 4-0 during the SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (Under-14) Hockey Tournament held at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Boxing meet from Sept 5
Chandigarh, August 24
The 33rd senior men and ninth senior women Chandigarh State Boxing Championships will be held at the Sector 42 Sports Complex from September 5 to 9.

Educational body concludes sports meet
Chandigarh, August 24
The Sarvhitkari Educational Society (Regd) concluded its three-day state-level sports competition held at Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, here today.


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