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Admn bends rules to adjust DPI’s wife
Chandigarh, September 14
In gross violation of its own deputation policy, the UT administration has apparently bent all rules to get Amandeep Kaur, wife of DPI (S) Samwartak Singh, posted on deputation in the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, from her prior posting as a lecturer in Patiala.

Shell Explosions
‘Killing fields’ hound villagers
Bacha Singh Panchkula, September 14
With over 10 deaths in the past couple of years and scores of maimed residents, Mandlai and Bhoor villages, around 15 km from here, can well be called the “killing fields” of Panchkula district.
While there have been no hostilities in the area, residents of these villages are virtually victims of “friendly fire”, dying and getting crippled, thanks to unexploded grenades and mortar shell left around callously by the Army and paramilitary forces, which use the nearby firing ranges.

Cash-for-Job Scam
Chairmen of recruitment panels to be replaced
Chandigarh, September 14
The UT administration is all set to replace the current committee chairmen of the ongoing TGT and JBT recruitment in the education department.

Beant Singh Assassination
3 more months sought to dispose of case
Chandigarh, September 14
The high-profile Bheora case pertaining to the assassination of former Chief Minister of Punjab, Beant Singh, will take more time before being decided. For the special court conducting the trial, headed by Additional District and Sessions Judge RK Sondhi, moved application today before the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking three months time to dispose of the case.


Auction of school sites gets lukewarm response
Panchkula, September 14
Scheduled under the shadow of meltdown, the auction of school sites at Panchkula failed to evoke response among the bidders here today. The Haryana Urban Development Authority failed to sell half of the six sites under hammer as none of the 19 bidders came forward to bid for them.


GPA transfer set to get hassle-free
Major changes proposed in March-2 notification
Chandigarh, September 14
The transfer of cooperative group housing societies flats on general power of attorney (GPA) is set to be hassle-free and transparent with the Cooperative Department proposing major changes in the March 2, 2009 notification.

Actors Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak before boarding a Jet Airways flight in Chandigarh on Monday
Actors Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak before boarding a Jet Airways flight in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Two killed, one hurt in accidents
Chandigarh, September 14
In two separate hit-and-run mishaps, twseparateo persons were killed here today. Rajinder Kumar, a 52-year-old resident of Dappar village, was killed near the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here this morning.

UT revises pay scales of daily wage workers
Chandigarh, September 14
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to revise the pay scales of all daily wage workers in the UT. The decision is consequent upon the grant of revised pay scales to the employees of the Chandigarh Administration.

World Tourism Day
Celebrations to focus on Sukhna, Sec-17 plaza
Chandigarh, September 14
This year’s World Tourism Day celebrations will focus on two popular tourist landmarks of the city — Sukhna Lake and Sector-17 plaza. This was stated during a meeting held under the chairmanship of UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas here today.

Three suspected of swine flu
Chandigarh, September 14
Three more cases of swine flu suspects, including two students from local schools, were reported here today. Nodal officer HC Gera said the two Class VI students, who tested positive for swine flu, were studying in Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, and Delhi Public School, Sector 40.

Maintenance Command chief inspects 3 BRD
Chandigarh, September 14
Air Marshal PV Athawale, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command, arrived on a two-day official visit to No. 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) here today. He is accompanied by his wife, Neelima, President of the Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional). Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal PV Athawale being introduced to senior officers on his arrival at 3 Base Repair Depot in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

IT survey on doc’s premises
Chandigarh, September 14
The income tax department conducted a survey on the business premises of Dr Umesh Jindal and owner of Saurabh Chemicals here today.

No rally at Matka Chowk, Home Secy tells states
Chandigarh, September 14
In a communication to Home Secretaries of Punjab and Haryana, UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas today communicated that no rally, dharna or demonstration will be allowed at the roundabout of Sectors 16 and 17 (Matka Chowk).

Visually challenged demand reservation
Members of the National Federation of Blind being released from the police station-17 in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, September 14
Members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), Punjab, today met with the OSD to Punjab Chief Minister regarding their demands here today. Rajesh Mohan, general secretary of the NFB, said, “The meeting has been fixed with Punjab Chief Minister on September 18 to talk on their issue regarding one per cent reservation and recruitment of visually handicapped persons in various departments of Punjab Government.”
Members of the National Federation of Blind being released from the police station-17 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Brijendra takes charge as DC
Chandigarh, September 14
Brijendra Singh today took over as the Deputy Commissioner of the Union Territory here today. He replaces RK Rao, who has been repatriated to Haryana. The ceremony got delayed and the new Deputy Commissioner took the charge in the evening.

MC fails to plug exit, entry points
Flaw in security gate setup
Mohali, September 14
The work of installing security gates in various parts of the town is in progress but the municipal council is not ensuring to plug all exit and entry points to check the movement of criminal elements, defeating the very purpose for which these had been planned.

Hollywood film on female foeticide
Chandigarh, September 14
There may soon be a Hollywood production on “Female Foeticide: A Curse” written by Dr Harshindar Kaur, a paediatrician from Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.

Working of estate officers being reviewed
Mohali, September 14
A state-level exercise to review the powers delegated to estate officers and the lower staff in various local development authorities, including the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), has been initiated.

Shopkeepers blame GMADA for poor upkeep
Basic amenities in market
Mohali, September 14
Shopkeepers of Sector 70 market, along the Sohana road, have blamed the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for false propaganda about the basic amenities in the market while announcing auction of commercial sites later this month.

Police questions scrap dealer
To initiate search drive of more shells
Panchkula, September 14
Following the shell explosion which claimed three lives at the Ambedkar Colony, the police questioned Ram Janam, a scrap dealer and a grocery store owner, near whose shop the shell exploded here yesterday.

Poetry, essay writing mark Hindi Divas celebrations
Chandigarh , September 14
The Department of Hindi, government college, Sector 46 celebrated Hindi Divas today by organising poetry, short story and essay writing competition in the college premises. 

Lawyers resent hike in court fee, hold strike
Chandigarh, September 14
Following the move to increase court fee, work at the Punjab, Haryana High Court and district courts was suspended today.

Rickshaw-puller found dead
Chandigarh, September 14
Harcharan Singh, a rickshaw-puller of Mullanpur village, was found dead from Sector 25 here today. The police said he was a drunk and due to heavy consumption of liquor, he died.

440 donate blood
Chandigarh, September 14
As many as 440 volunteers, including 224 women, donated blood at a camp that was organised at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Sector 15, here today.

CityScope Letters-II
Money, arrogance linked
This refers to the City Scope “Money and arrogance” (September 7) by Raveen Thukral. Through the article Mr Thukral has brought out some of the major ills in the society. Students who indulge in violence have nothing of their own except for family’s wealth, name and fame.


Engg students stage dharna
Girls sit on a dharna at the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, on Monday. Protest against unhygienic conditions in hostel mess, poor infrastructure
Chandigarh, September 14
Students of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, here today blocked the college entrance to protest against the unhygienic food conditions in the hostel mess and lack of infrastructure. The students expressed their disappointment over the lack of interest shown by the college authorities in the past over the sorry state of hostel infrastructure and the mess food in two boys’ hostel and one girls’ hostel attached to the college.

Girls sit on a dharna at the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Suspended DAV teacher seeks explanation
Chandigarh, September 14
Dr Rajinder K Singla during a press conference at Press Club here today alleged that the authorities of DAV College, Sector-10, had arbitrarily removed him.

Navy placement drive
Banur, September 14 Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Institutions organised a joint campus placement for technical branches of the Navy under the University Entry Scheme (UES) for final year engineering students.

Protest by BEd students
Chandigarh, September 14
Students of BEd stream (four year integrated BA- BEd course), Panjab University, today staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

Science exhibition at KV-2
Panchkula, September 14
As many as 55 schools from the Chandigarh region took part in a two-day science exhibition concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Chandimandir, here yesterday. It was inaugurated by Monika Malik, additional controller, transport, Haryana, and the officiating chairman, Col Pankaj Gupta.

Workshop at PU
Chandigarh, September 14
A basic training workshop on “Quantitative Methods & Techniques in Social Science Research” organised by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, was inaugurated by Prof RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, at the ICSSR complex here today.


Traffic remains suspended
Kalka, September 14
Traffic on Pinjore - Sarahan road, which was likely to start today, could not be resumed even on the third consecutive day. Thousands of commuters were forced to use Amaravati Enclave link road to reach National Highway -22.

One injured while crossing rly tracks
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 14
A resident of Mandi Gobindgarh received serious injuries while crossing railway lines without following traffic rules. Instead of waiting for the approaching train, the man, on a bike, decided to cross railway lines by ignoring railway barriers.

Youth commits suicide
Bassi Pathana, September 14
Bhagh Singh (30), a resident of Kheri Bhai Ki village, today reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a fan’s hook. He tied a piece of cloth around his neck and hanged with the fan’s hook.


Nabbing of five armed youths
Accused sent to police remand
Zirakpur, September 14
Five accused who were arrested yesterday for planning a robbery in Zirakpur were produced in the Dera Bassi court today from where they had been sent to two days police remand.


Man booked in hit-&-run case
Chandigarh, September 14
The local police has booked the driver of a vehicle bearing a Himachal Pardesh registration number in a hit-and-run case following a complaint by Jai Pal, a resident of Sector 26.

2 held with 1.1 kg opium
Chandigarh, September 14
In two different incidents, two persons of Pipliwala town near Mani Majra were arrested yesterday as 1.1 kg opium had been recovered from their possession.

One booked for burglary bid at ATM
Mohali, September 14
Jagdeep Kumar Brij, branch manager at State Bank of India, Sector 70, reported to the police that some miscreants had tried to break and open an automatic teller machine (ATM) at the Sector-70 branch.


Mahatma Hansraj Tourney
DAV school clinch overall trophy
Winners in a jubilant mood pose for a photograph at DAVSSS, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, September 14
The overall trophy of the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Inter-Zonal Tournament for Boys of government-aided schools went to DAV Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, played at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Winners in a jubilant mood pose for a photograph at DAVSSS, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Satluj academy win T20 cricket meet
Chandigarh, September 14
Satluj Cricket Academy, Panchkula, won the final match of under-14 T-20 cricket tournament played at Kundan Cricket Academy, Sector 46, here. Satluj lads thrashed Holy Child School, Morni, by five wickets in final match.

A participant in action during the inaugral day of the 36th Interservice Gymnastics Championships at Polo Ground in Patiala on Monday.
A participant in action during the inaugral day of the 36th Interservice Gymnastics Championships at Polo Ground in Patiala on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Nomura Cup team in good shape: Jessie
Chandigarh, September 14
Jessie Grewal, director of the National Golf Academy of India, who honed the skills of the four-member team for the Nomura Cup in Chandigarh, is hopeful of the boys putting up a big challenge at the 24th Asia Pacific Amateur Team Championship commencing tomorrow in South Korea. The championship will conclude on September 18.

Inter-Corporate cricket meet from Sept 27
Chandigarh, September 14
The Chandigarh Sports Club will organise the MG Cup Inter-Corporate Sector League Cricket Tournament from September 27 and all the matches will be played on Sunday and the gazetted holidays. A total of the eight teams will participate, which will be divided into two pools.

Volleyball trials on Sept 17
Chandigarh, September 14
The Chandigarh sports department will conduct the selection trials for the Chandigarh civil services volleyball team on September 17 at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here.

Students of Gian Sagar college bag top positions
Patiala, September 14
Students of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital have bagged top positions in the MBBS examination conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

27 invited for soccer coaching
Chandigarh, September 14
The Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) has invited 27 probables for coaching camp to be held at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, at 4 pm from September 16.


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