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Newborn’s Death at GMSH-16
The Day After — It’s business as usual
Chandigarh, July 22
Authorities at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, seemed unmoved by the yesterday’s tragic incident where a woman was forced to deliver her child in the OPD area. It was business as usual at the gynaecology department today, with no stretchers at the main gate near the labour room.

CITCO clueless about missing vouchers
Chandigarh, July 22
In a shocking revelation, the Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Development Corp (CITCO), which boasts of revenues soaring every year, “lost” several cash vouchers believed to be worth crores of rupees two years ago. These vouchers, pertaining to the four-year period from 2005 to 2008, were related to purchases, transport and raw materials among other items.

Nirvikar Case
CBI may quiz admn ex-officials 
Chandigarh, July 22
Former officials of the Chandigarh administration who worked with the administration during the four-year tenure of Major Nirvikar Singh as the ADC to General SF Rodrigues (retd), former Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator, are also set to come under the CBI scanner.

Looking for antiques? Go no further!
City’s storm water sewerage system outdated
Chandigarh, July 22
The six-decade-old storm water sewerage system in the union territory is an antique and totally incapable to handle storm water, as evident from the flooded roads during the ongoing monsoon. The existing storm system drain comprises a half-inch water pipe, which is capable of catering to a population of only one lakh (in 1961), which has become redundant for a city where the population has crossed 10 lakh.


Drizzle makes day pleasant
Girls wait for a bus during the drizzle in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chandigarh, July 22
The day-long drizzle in the city and its adjoining areas today made the weather pleasant as the mercury nosedived to a maximum of 29.5 degree Celsius. The day’s minimum temperature was 26.2 degree Celsius, as per the India Meteorological Department.

Girls wait for a bus during the drizzle in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Old Makes Way For New
Gurpreet Gapi is Youth Cong chief
Chandigarh, July 22
The young brigade has taken over the reins of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (CTYC), with the election of Gurpreet Singh Gapi as its president today.

Anti-encroachment drive at Budhanpur
MC faces stiff resistance
Panchkula, July 22
Panchkula Municipal Corporation officials had to return without any success when their anti-encroachment drive at Budhanpur village had to face stiff resistance from the residents here today.

Fungus-infested food alleged
Woman falls sick after eating footlong at a Sec-17 restaurant
Chandigarh, July 22
A Sector-16 resident reportedly fell sick after eating a footlong at a Sector 17-based restaurant here on Sunday evening.

‘Holistic lifestyle can help reverse heart disease’
Dr Satish GuptaChandigarh, July 22
"Fill your mind with positive thoughts, emotions, attitudes and happy memories; adopt a low fat and fibre rich diet; go for a brisk morning walk at sunrise and an evening stroll just before sunset." This was the advice of Dr Satish Gupta, a senior consultant in cardiology at the JWM Global Hospital & Research Centre, run by the Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

Dr Satish Gupta

‘Print survived electronic media blitz’ 
Chandigarh, July 22
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said today that the country was witnessing an era of specialisation in journalism, especially after the advent of electronic media.

Book on city slums out
Chandigarh, July 22
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, after releasing a book on Chandigarh Slums, authored by Dr Bindu Duggal, at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) here today, said need of the hour was to adopt a holistic approach to check slums in cities and provide human rights to slum dwellers.

CAT notice to DPI(S) on guest teachers
Chandigarh, July 22
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today issued a notice to the UT director of public instruction (schools) on an application filed by 50 teachers, who were working in government schools as guest staff.

107 donate blood
Chandigarh, July 22
Around 107 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the department of experimental medicine and biotechnology in collaboration with “Blood Bank” at Zakir Hall, PGI, on Thursday.


Syndicate okays more BCom seats
Chandigarh, July 22
Acting on the colleges’ demand to increase seats in various courses like BBA, BCA and BCom, the Panjab University Syndicate has given its nod, while the exact increase will be decided by the Vice-Chancellor.

CBSE’s monitoring, mentoring project only on paper
Chandigarh, July 22
While the CBSE’s latest “monitoring and mentoring” programme may have become a “hit” with Delhi schools, the project is yet to take off in city schools.


86 kids fall ill after tetanus injections
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 22
Panic gripped nearby Talania village when 86 children fell ill after they were administered tetanus injections in government school of the village.

Construction of dams to tame Ghaggar
Projects await Central Water Commission’s nod
Kalka, July 22
The state government had mooted the construction of four dams in order to tame the Ghaggar and its tributaries- Kaushalya dam, Diwanwala dam, Dangrana dam and Chhamla dam, said officials of the Haryana irrigation department, adding that the construction work on Kaushalaya dam was on the verge of completion.

Encroachments removed in Kalka
Kalka, July 22
Taking a note of encroachments on both sides of the NH-22, main bazaar up to Municipal Committee Chowk and in Gandhi Chowk, Kalka, the local administration under a special campaign yesterday removed the encroachments made by the shopkeepers. A team of local administration removed the encroachments from Gandhi Chowk, Lower Bazaar and from the main bazaar.

Residents block road near SD College
Ambala, July 22
Residents of the Housing Board Colony, Ambala Cantt, today blocked the Ambala-Yamunanagar road near SD College for an hour for not draining out rainwater from the area, especially from the Housing Board colony.


HC plunges into darkness
Chandigarh, July 22
Nearly 12 years after the Punjab and Haryana High Court had asked the then Adviser to the Chandigarh Administrator why contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against him because of power failure in the courtrooms, the judges had to dispense justice in complete darkness.

Education City
Admn gets last chance to file status report
Chandigarh, July 22
The UT administration has got a last chance. Two years have lapsed since the UT administration’s move to set up the Education City at Sarangpur village was brought under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner. Yet, the high court has not been apprised of the project’s recent status.


Youths hurl stones at chasing cops
Chandigarh, July 22
High drama was witnessed early today morning in a Sector 29 residential locality when two youths who were being chased by a police team barged into a house and pelted stones at the cops. The police was pursuing the duo, including a 16-year-old boy, after receiving information they had robbed a man in Sector 29.

Sec-24 man held for theft
Chandigarh, July 22
The Chandigarh Police on Tuesday arrested a Sector-24 resident on theft charges. Amit Kanwar, a resident of Sector 35-D, reported to the police alleging that Prince Bangar, a resident of Sector 24, had stolen his bag containing some coins and a gold chain from his car (CH 04 E 3076), which was parked near his house on the intervening night of July 19 and 20.

25 booked for illegal sand mining
25-acre agricultural land located next to the air base
Mohali, July 22
The Mohali district administration today booked at least 25 persons, all land owners, for illegal sand mining in a 25-acre agriculture land located next to the Air Force base, which was threatening to pull down the wall of this high security air base. Two transport aircraft and one helicopter squadron stationed at the base are engaged in air maintenance operations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the high altitude Siachen glacier.

4 passports recovered from film producer
Chandigarh, July 22
The police today claimed to have recovered four passports from Raj Kumar Phool, a Sector 46-based film producer, who was arrested on the charges of duping two women of `1 lakh on Wednesday, promising to get them role in a Punjabi movie.

5 held for planning robbery
Chandigarh, July 22
The police has arrested five persons late on Thursday evening for planning a robbery behind the Sector 26 Police Lines. The suspects, identified as Nanak Singh, Kalia, Sanjay, Gajinder Singh and Ranbir Singh had planned to rob apple traders.

Children’s Drowning
Gram panchayat members booked
Mohali, July 22
Almost two weeks after three children drowned in a deep crater at Rani Majra village, near Mullanpur, the district mining officer has booked members of the gram panchayat of Dhakora Kalan village for allowing illegal mining in a seasonal rivulet.


Junior Girls’ Football
Manipur give Bengal 8-0 thrashing
Orissa forward attempts a shot at goal against Maharashtra during their quarterfinal match of the Junior National Football Tournament at Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Chandigarh, July 22
Last year’s runners-up Manipur defeated West Bengal in the first match of Group B quarterfinal stage in the 9th Junior Football National Tournament for Girls here today.

Orissa forward attempts a shot at goal against Maharashtra during their quarterfinal match of the Junior National Football Tournament at Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Evian Masters Golf
Gurbani tops among girls
Chandigarh, July 22
Gurbani Singh won the best girls' prize in the Evian Masters Junior Cup 2010 in France on Sunday. Her two round total of one under par 143 (69+74) placed her at the top of the girls' section.

Another golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, July 22
Spurred by the response to the EGTF three-month junior golf coaching programme, which gets under way on August 21 at the Chandigarh Golf Club Academy here, the academy has decided to go ahead with another two-month coaching programme from August 18 to October 14.


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