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Removal of illegal structures around Air Force station
IAF seeks DC’s intervention

Mohali, July 15
Illegal structures have come up adjoining the boundary wall of the Chandigarh Air Force station. Anticipating security threat, the Air Force authorities have sought the intervention of Mohali Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh Mand in removing illegal structures.

Illegal structures have come up adjoining the boundary wall of the Chandigarh Air Force station. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu




‘Cash-at-door’ scam
CBI seeks nod to prosecute ex-HC judge
Chandigarh, July 15
The Central Bureau of Investigation today sought sanction to prosecute former Punjab & Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav after conducting an investigation into the so-called cash-at-judge’s door scam. The case has been adjourned to September 4, 2010.

Porn Case
Summons issued to St John’s principal
Chandigarh, July 15
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Anshul Berry issued summons to the principal of St John’s High School, Sector 26, Kavita C Dass, at District Courts here today.The case was, meanwhile, adjourned to October 8.

Ignorance on iodine use in food high: Study
16 per cent children in city suffer from deficiency
Chandigarh, July 15
The saying, “common knowledge is not so common”, seems apt when in a modern city like Chandigarh, which boasts of an educated population, over 16 per cent children suffer from iodine deficiency, which can cause Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) - the single most cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage among children.

Myopic view comes in way of eye donation
Chandigarh, July 15
Even as the tricity has responded well to the efforts of the PGI eye department in eye donation, a lot needs to be done as people suffering from corneal blindness is much high.

Come July 21, Verka milk to cost more
Chandigarh, July 15
Prices of full cream, standard and toned milk are all set to go up by Re 1 per litre in Punjab, from next week. With hike in fuel leading to higher transportation costs and highest-ever milk procurement price offered to dairy farmers, the state dairy cooperative has been left with little choice than to pass the input cost to the consumer.


Class XI Admissions
60 pc unsatisfied with allotment of seats
Chandigarh, July 15
Going by the number of applications submitted for the second round of counselling for government schools class XI admissions, around 60 per cent of students seemed to be unsatisfied with the seats allotted to them in the first counselling.

Hosts of PM’s ‘adviser’ in for trouble
Mohali, July 15
The local hosts of Manmohan Singh, the fake political adviser to the Prime Minister, who befooled the Mohali police, could be in trouble.

Participants in a bicycle rally against drug abuse in Mohali on Thursday. Bicycle rally against drug abuse
Mohali, July 15
The SAS Nagar Rotary Club organised a bicycle rally against drug abuse in the city here today.Mohali Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh Mand flagged off the rally, in which over 300 students from nine different schools participated.

Participants in a bicycle rally against drug abuse in Mohali on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

350 saplings planted
Chandigarh, July 15
To promote green and clean environment, a tree plantation drive was carried out at the Sukhna Lake area near the Gurusagar Gurdwara here today. A total of 326 NCC cadets from various institutions of Chandigarh planted 350 saplings of various medicinal and fruit plants.

Less marks in basics of mgmt subject
Students of polytechnic colleges stage protest
Mohali, July 15
Hundreds of students of Polytechnic Colleges of Punjab today staged a protest at the office of director technical education, Punjab, to air their grievances against less marks granted in the subject of basics of management.

Boy rescued from drowning
Chandigarh, July 15
Mohamad Juveer, a 10 year-old boy, was saved from drowning in a seasonal rivulet by joint efforts of a villager, police and fire brigade officials in Budhanpur village near Rajiv Colony, Panchkula, here, this afternoon.

Cop gets 2-yr RI for graft
Chandigarh, July 15
CBI Special Judge Darshan Singh today sentenced head constable Baldev Singh to two-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a graft case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 on him. The CBI had arrested Baldev Singh while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,200 from a ‘dhaba’ owner in Sector 31 on October 30, 2007. According to the prosecution, Baldev Singh was on the beat box duty in the Sector 31 market on October 30, 2007. He was allegedly taking Rs 500 per month from Amit Aggarwal of Sector 39-B for allowing him to do his business from an unauthorised place. However, in October, he enhanced the “monthly charges” to Rs 2,000, which Aggarwal was unable to pay.

Rain spells chaos on roads
Zirakpur, July 15
Half an hour or rain led to chaos on roads, as traffic jams were reported from various parts of the town today.

Tribune Impact
YC community centre bookings cancelled
Chandigarh, July 15 The municipal corporation has cancelled the bookings made by the Youth Congress at two community centres in the city for conducting the latter’s ward body elections. The Congress party’s youth wing had booked the centers, one located in Sector 30 and the other in pocket no 7, Manimajra, ostensibly for organising social functions though the venues were to be used for holding the polls.

Regularisation of Daily-Wage Earners
Centre to seek legal opinion
Chandigarh, July 15
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to seek a legal opinion on the regularisation of the services of over 2,000 daily-wage workers of the Chandigarh administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).

PU dental clinics OPD schedule
Chandigarh, July 15
The OPD timings of dental clinics at Dr HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital will follow the new schedule from tomorrow, said director-principal, Dr K Gauba, PU. From Monday to Friday, the timings will be from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. On Saturday, the timings will be from 9 am to 1 pm. — TNS

: Fashionista-- Fashion School of Technology-- has got affiliation from Punjab Technical University (PTU) for its various courses, including BSc /MSc courses in fashion, textile and interiors, according to a press note issued here on Thursday. — TNS


Students body accuses UIET of denying admission
Officials refuse to accept fee of deserving candidate for ME course
Chandigarh, July 15
The Students Organisation of India (SOI) today alleged that UIET officials denied admission to a deserving student by refusing to accept her fee for Masters in Electronics (ME) course.

PEC Counselling
Students raise objections to defence quota
Chandigarh, July 15
At the fifth day of the joint admissions counselling for engineering and architectural colleges being held at PEC University of Technology campus today, more than a dozen students today raised an objection to admission in defence quota on the basis of non-gallantry award.

Declaration of result
Ayurvedic college students given assurance
Chandigarh, July 15
NSUI volunteers of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, today issued a press note stating that following their protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office on Wednesday, the Dean Student Welfare (DSW) assured them of timely declaration of the result.


Pbi varsity extends admission dates
Patiala, July 15
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh, has extended the dates of admissions to various regular courses of colleges keeping in view the flood situation.

Orientation course ends
Patiala, July 15
The orientation course being organised by the Academic Staff College, Punjabi University, Patiala, which began on June 18 concluded here today. Around 39 participants of different faculties from various institutes and universities attended the course. The eminent resource persons from various streams imparted valuable information on various topics.

After 10 years of litigation, Kharar MC relents
To withdraw case over prime land at Khanpur
Kharar, July 15
After a decade of litigation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and agitation by villagers of Khanpur following dispute over 10 acre of village’s prime land, the municipal council has passed a resolution to withdraw the case from the High Court.

Rs 65,000 snatched
Ambala, July 15
Motorcycle riders targeted two women at Ambala City and took away Rs 65,000 from them.According to sources, Yashoda, a resident of Nanhera village, had gone to Model Town to meet her daughter. When she was approaching her daughter’s residence, two motorcycle-borne youths came and snatched her purse containing Rs 55,000..

Sportspersons throng Pbi varsity for interviews
Patiala, July 15
Hundreds of sportspersons took part in the interviews for the sports category in various departments of Punjabi University, Patiala, today.


Police finds victims’ versions conflicting
Panchkula, July 15
The local police has prima facie found no link in the claims of two youths who had alleged that they had been robbed of their Skoda car in Sector 26 at gunpoint last night.

Another woman duped of gold ornaments
Chandigarh, July 15 In a yet another incident, swindlers duped a woman of her gold ornaments in Sector 38 here this morning on the pretext of polishing them.The SHO of the Sector 31 police station said the victim, Reetu, a resident of Sector 38, lodged a complaint that two persons came to her house to demonstrate a powder for polishing utensils. They told her to put her ornaments in a pressure cooker filled with water for cleaning. She put her bangles and earrings in the cooker.

Stolen articles recovered, jeweller held
Chandigarh, July 15
The police on Thursday claimed to have recovered stolen articles, including gold ornaments, four motorcycles, a car and mobile phones, worth Rs 5 lakh from two persons.The police has also arrested a Nayagaon-based jeweller on Wednesday night, who had allegedly purchased ornaments form the robbers.

Police yet to arrest accused
Chandigarh, July 15
Two days after youth Akali leader from Muktsar Tripatdeep Singh Sekhon was shot dead in Sector 9, the police is yet to arrest the prime accused, Balwinder Singh, alias Minkle. The police today released the photograph of the accused. It has dispatched two teams to arrest the accused and is also seeking co-operation from the Muktsar police.


Bihar humble UT team
Chandigarh, July 15
A Chandigarh player tries to clear the ball from near the goalpost. If Chandigarh senior boys team bit the dust in their opening match against Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy today at Kolkata, the result of local girls’ team in the 9th Junior National Football Championship for Girls (U-19), being held here, was no different.

A Chandigarh player tries to clear the ball from near the goalpost. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Santosh Trophy
City team start on disastrous note
Chandigarh, July 15
The Chandigarh senior football team failed to live up to the expectations of the city soccer lovers, as they kicked off their national campaign on a disastrous note at Kolkata today. In their inaugural match against Maharashtra at Howrah Maidan, the local team conceded 0-4 defeat in the 64th Senior National Football Tournament for Santosh Trophy match.

Haryana’s Suraj shatters Chandigarh’s hope
Chandigarh, July 15
Today Chandigarh’s last hope was shattered with the defeat of Digvijay Singh Mehta at the hands of Haryana’s Suraj Beniwal 4-6, 2-6 in the men’s single’s semifinals of the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament 2010 at the Harvest Tennis Academy in Jassowal (Ludhiana) today.


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