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GMSH inquiry faces roadblock
Registration card of Bulbul goes missing
Chandigarh, July 24
Gynaecology ward of GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. The “inquiry” being conducted by the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, authorities into the death of a newborn at the OPD counter faces roadblock with the registration card of the victim found to be missing.

Gynaecology ward of GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Gynae Rush
Top hospitals bursting at seams

Babla, farmer bodies gun for Rodrigues
Former Administrator parries volleys

Power-less residents block traffic
Mob indulges in eve-teasing
Kharar, July 24
Agitated by over 12-hr-long power cut, residents of the Mundi Kharar area blocked traffic on the Kharar-Chandigarh road here late this evening. Raising slogans against the Powercom and demanding immediate restoration of power supply, hundreds of people took to the streets. Some protesters set old clothes on fire.


‘Chance recoveries’ find little luck in court
Chandigarh, July 24
“Police constable naka duty pe the, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Sector 20, ke pas. Ek shaks Sector 20-21 ki lights ki taraf aa raha tha. Jab sub-inspector Harinder Singh ne Jagdish ki talaashi li, tab uski pant ki dahini jeb se polythene nikla, jisme se 50 gm charas baramad hui.”

Ghalib’s pain comes alive
Chandigarh, July 24
Actor Tom Alter performs in the play ‘Ghalib’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. “Hain aur bhi duniyan mein sukhanwer bahut acheche, kehte hain ke Ghalib ka hai andaaz-e-byan aur.”Proclaiming his admiration for his own poetical prominence Ghalib sculpted this classic couplet, while Bollywood actor Tom Alter just bowed in reverence after he enlivened the legend in a perfect portrayal in an Urdu play Ghalib, as the National Chandigarh Theatre festival started here today.

Actor Tom Alter performs in the play ‘Ghalib’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Maid commits suicide
Chandigarh, July 24
A teenaged girl allegedly committed suicide after hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her room on the first floor of a church in Sector 24 today.The victim, identified as Maya (19), was working as a maid in the church and used to stay in the room along with her elder sister, Monika.

Councillors complain being ‘sidelined’
Chandigarh, July 24
The spat between officials of the Chandigarh administration and elected representatives of the municipal corporation (MC) is out in the open again.

Nahan girl goes missing from city
Chandigarh, July 24
A 24-year-old recent passout of the local Dhanwantri College, Sector 46, went missing from the city yesterday morning.Bakul Goyal, hailing from Nahan in Himachal Pradesh, left her house on July 22 to collect her degree from the Panjab University here.

Admn taking MC for a ride
Chandigarh, July 24
The Chandigarh administration has been adopting the carrot and stick approach over the transfer of V3 roads to the municipal corporation for maintenance.

Man dies after fall
Chandigarh, July 24
A man in his mid-thirties died after falling from the top floor of his shop-cum-residence at Sector 24 here today.

9 hurt as car hits auto
Panchkula, July 24
Nine persons were injured when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling overturned after being hit by a Swift car at the roundabout near Sandeep Shankla memorial in Sector 2, here today.

Increase in width of Kaushalya Dam
Shivalik Vikas Manch seeks CBI probe
Panchkula, July 24
The Shivalik Vikas Manch (SVM) today demanded a CBI inquiry into the increase in the width of the Kaushalya Dam, which has caused losses of around Rs 62 crore to the state exchequer.

Flies haunt Barwala residents
Panchkula, July 24
North India’s largest poultry farm belt in the Barwala block of this district has taken its toll on the health of the residents. With unabated fly menace people are complaining of unhygienic conditions leading to various diseases.

228 donate blood at PGI
Chandigarh, July 24
The Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association (TCWA) organised 116th blood donation camp, sixth in the series of blood donation camps this year at Zakir Hall, Block-A, PGI, here today.


PU to tighten noose around protesters
Circular cautioning student leaders has been prepared by DSW
Chandigarh, July 24
The Panjab University authorities are all set to tighten the noose on protesters, who in a bid to get their demands fulfilled blocked the movement of traffic and pedestrians on the campus.

Exemption from PhD entrance
Chandigarh, July 24
On the prevailing confusion regarding exemption from PhD entrance exam to candidates who have cleared the National Eligibility Test, the Panjab University controller of examination, AK Bhandari, today cleared that those students who have already cleared the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) examination are exempted from appearing in the PhD entrance examination to be conducted by the Panjab University in August.

PU initiates interaction to curb ragging
Chandigarh, July 24
Panjab University in its bid to keep a check on ragging has introduced a system of induction programmes in all hostels from this academic session.


Embezzlement Case
Probe officer for booking of chairman
Ambala, July 24
The investigating officer of the Ambala police, who has been investigating the alleged embezzlement of Rs 10.5 lakh in the Postal and RMS Employees Co-operative Bank Limited, Ambala Cantt, has recommended the inclusion of bank chairman Manjit Singh in the FIR for his alleged involved in the scam.

Four held for robbery
Ambala, July 24
The local police has arrested four persons on charge of robbery near Dhanora village, Mullana.

Mobile towers endanger life, property
Kharar, July 24
The tower of a telecom company installed on the building of Kharar Cooperative Marketing Society Limited at the Randhawa road is posing a danger to the structure.

Anti-encroachment drive from Aug 1
Ambala, July 24
Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow yesterday said all illegal structures on the highways in Ambala district will be razed soon.

Rs 73,000 collected as fine
Ambala, July 24
The railway authorities of the Ambala division have recovered Rs 73,000 in shape of penalty from passengers travelling without ticket in various trains.

Kali Mata Temple Takeover
Priests to move to High Court
Kalka, July 24
Priests of the Kali Mata Temple are up in arms over the government decision to take over the historic temple.Addressing mediapersons here today, they claimed that the temple was their ancestral property, as their forefathers had been paying “mamla” (land tax) of 50 paisa to the then Viceroy during the British Raj.

Four hurt in accidents
Rajpura, July 24
Four persons, including a couple and their daughter, were injured in two accidents here last evening.Suresh Kumar, his wife and daughter were on their way to old Rajpura from the town on a bike when it was hit by a speeding SUV near the flyover.



Test for Advocates
Bar to go ahead with protest 
Chandigarh, July 24
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council will stand by its decision to protest against the recent move of the Bar Council of India (BCI) wherein fresh advocates have been asked to clear the All-India Bar Examination (AIBE) before they are allowed to practise in courts.

8 get 5-yr RI for murder bid
Chandigarh, July 24
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today sentenced eight persons to rigorous imprisonment of five years for attempting to murder two youths.

Warrants for Preity, Ness
Chandigarh, July 24
A local court today issued bailable warrants against Kings XI Punjab co-owners, Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman for not deposing before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) JS Sidhu in a complaint filed by the Registrar of Companies.


2 booked for forging documents
Mohali, July 24
The police has booked two persons of Railokalan village, Ropar, for furnishing fake documents in connection with posting the bail bond for an undertrial in an NDPS case.

Youth arrested on rape charge
Two neighbours held for abetting crime
Chandigarh, July 24
The police has arrested a 20-year-old resident of Sector 56 on charges of raping a minor girl. The police also arrested his two neighbours, including a woman, for abetting the crime.


Orissa maul West Bengal
Chandigarh, July 24
A player in action during a match at Sector 12 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Defending champions Orissa defeated West Bengal in the quarterfinal league (Group-B) stage of the ninth Junior Nationals for Girls being held on the PEC grounds here todayClaiming possession over the ball from the starting whistle, last year’s winner Orissa defeated West Bengal 7-0. Jabamani Soren netted the first goal in the 10th minute of the game, followed by a goal before the water break in the 45th minute of the game. Pratima Minz netted a goal in the 42nd minute, while Deogi Murmu contributed two goals in the 32nd and 40th minutes.

A player in action during a match at Sector 12 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

A player of DP Azad Green team plays a shot during a match at St Stephen’s in Chandigarh on Saturday. Cricket: Green in, Blue out
Chandigarh, July 24
DP Azad Cricket Acdemy (DACA) Green defeated DP Azad Cricket Acdemy Blue in the first match of the Blue Chilly Summer League Cricket Tournament being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

A player of DP Azad Green team plays a shot during a match at St Stephen’s in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauha

Arshiya, Ishita to clash for title
Chandigarh, July 24
Arshiya Sethi defeated Chavi on the second day of Tricity School’s Badminton Tournament at Community Centre, Sector 7, Panchkula, today.In the girls singles (U-10): Arshiya overcame Chavi 21-15. Arhiya will have a title clash with Ishita tomorrow.

Chess meet gets going at St Xavier’s School
Chandigarh, July 24
The Women’s Chess Championship-2010 kicked off at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C, here today.


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