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MC losing lakhs in unpaid rent
Liquor vends, milk booths major defaulters
Chandigarh, July 26
The municipal corporation is incurring losses amounting to lakhs of rupee every year in unpaid rentals for civic land due from liquor vendors and milk booth operators.

UT set to resume flats’ transfer on GPA
Chandigarh, July 26
The UT administration is set to resume transfer of flats to general power of attorney (GPA) holders in cooperative group housing societies. With the administration finally realising its slip in misinterpreting a Punjab & Haryana High Court order on transfer of flats, relief now seems to be in sight for hundreds of GPAs who had been at the receiving end of officials for several months.


Team with a mission

Artistes perform a street play at the Punjabi University in Patiala on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar


A mother and daughter enjoy the swing in Rock Garden in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Normalcy a tall ask at GMSH-16
Chandigarh, July 26
Patients wait for their turn in front of doctors’ room at gynae ward of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Doctors at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, battling with the adverse comments of medical negligence for the death of a newborn recently, at the same time are also faced with an uphill task of maintaining normalcy, which seems impractical in the environs of overflowing patients.

Patients wait for their turn in front of doctors’ room at gynae ward of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Father-son duo held for duping bank of ` 5.47 cr 
Chandigarh, July 26
Rakesh Goel (right) and his son Vikas Goel in custody at the Economic Offen The Chandigarh Police today arrested a Mohali-based father-son duo on the charges of duping IDBI Bank, Sector 8, of ` 5.47 crore.

Rakesh Goel (right) and his son Vikas Goel in custody at the Economic Offences Wing of the Chandigarh Police in Sector 17 on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik 

Kidnapping drama enacted
Mohali, July 26
A few days ahead of the marriage of her elder sister, a 23-year-old girl allegedly eloped with her boyfriend by enacting her own kidnapping drama. The couple reportedly wanted to marry against the wishes of the girl’s family, as it was an “inter-religion affair”.


F&CC meeting 
MC non-committal on hi-tech parking lots

Chandigarh, July 26
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation appears to be non-committal for setting up hi-tech parking lots. This follows the decision of the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) saying that parking contractors will have to install automatic and semi-automatic system at parking lots at their own cost.

Night Food Street
MC to call bids for kiosks

Chandigarh, July 26
The Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to call sealed bids for five kiosks at the night food street.

Public Distribution System
Officials to be held responsible for anomalies 

Chandigarh, July 26
After being in the news for the wrong reasons, the UT Food and Civil Supplies department is finally getting its act together to regularise the distribution of wheat flour under the public distribution system (PDS) to the above poverty line (APL) beneficiaries. According to officials, the new system would require the area Sub-Division Magistrate to keep and overall vigil on the distribution system and he would be responsible for anomalies.

Awareness on consumer rights growing 
Chandigarh, July 26
With the number of cases being filed in the consumer courts growing, it can be said that the awareness quotient of consumers has risen. The foundation stone of consumer courts was laid in 2001. In the same year, around 445 cases were filed in the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, which almost doubled in 2009 to 783.

Protesting scrap dealers, cops patch up
Chandigarh, July 26
BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan among the protesting scrap dealers and cops at the Industrial Area police station in Chandigarh Scrap dealers in the Industrial Area who had accused the SHO of the area’s police station of beating up five of their colleagues “amicably resolved” their dispute with the police today.

BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan among the protesting scrap dealers and cops at the Industrial Area police station in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vinay Malik 

10 tubewells to take more time to become operational
Mohali, July 26
It might take a few more months before the 10 tubewells being sunk in different parts of the city will get operational. With much fanfare, the state government had announced to bore 10 new tubewells that would bridge the gap between the demand and supply.

Storm water drainage, sewerage need upgrade
Blockage blues in Mohali
Mohali, July 26
As the Punjab government has been going overboard in marketing Mohali as the future destination, it has failed to upgrade the storm water and sewerage network of the town, that was conceived 35 years ago.

Stink in Panchkula areas
Panchkula, July 26
The storm water pipes, which are 38 years old, connected to sewerage in old sectors of the town, wreak havoc during the rains as the sewage water flows back from storm water drains during a heavy downpour.

Acute shortage of staff at complaint centres 
Zirakpur, July 26
An acute shortage of staff at the complaint centres of the Electricity Department in Zirakpur has led to inconvenience to residents of the area.

Home Secy marks inquiry
Chandigarh, July 26
The recent booth sealing at Sector 41 by the officials of the UT Estate Office took a new turn today with Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) PS Shergill submitting a report to Deputy Commissioner Brajindra Singh against some officials of the police department.

Water Sports at Sukhna
Ignoring weed growth, Admn spends ` 22 lakh

Chandigarh, July 26
At the time when the Sukhna lake is not ready for water sports because of low water level due to silt and weeds, the Chandigarh administration has spent a whopping Rs 22 lakh for laying a new asports jetty.

A view of the new rowing jetty surrounded by weeds at the Sukhna lake. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan.

Boundary wall for Mansa Devi shrine complex
Panchkula, July 26
In order to thwart the attempts of the miscreants to trespass its property the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (MMDSB) will construct a boundary wall around the shrine complex.

Third day of Chandigarh Theatre Festival
Chaos at entry to Tagore Theatre 
ADC PS Shergill (encircled) escorts a senior citizen caught in the rush at entry point of Tagore Theatre, where Bollywood actress and theatre personality Shabana Azmi (right) gave a performance in ChandigarhChandigarh, July 26
There was total  chaos at the main entry gate to the Tagore theatre today for over half an hour as theatre buffs and the general public resorted to slogan-shouting against the Chandigarh administration.

ADC PS Shergill (encircled) escorts a senior citizen caught in the rush at entry point of Tagore Theatre, where Bollywood actress and theatre personality Shabana Azmi (right) gave a performance in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu 

Budding talent enthrals audience
Chandigarh, July 26
On the auspicious day of Guru Purnima a total of 17 budding singers and 10 dancers enthralled the audience during the semifinal round of the “Voice of Chandigarh” and “Dancer of Chandigarh” at the Randhawa auditorium here yesterday.

4-day camp for taxpayers
Chandigarh, July 26
The Income Tax department will set up a four-day camp at Rajasthan Bhawan in Sector 33 for the taxpayers living in Sector 26 onwards.


Vocational courses fail to lure students
Chandigarh, July 26
Array of vocational streams being offered in Class XI in various government schools have failed to lure city students, who are still opting for conventional arts, science and commerce streams.

Discrepancies in papers
Profs to be taken to task
Chandigarh, July 26
Reacting to consistent complaints of discrepancies in question papers, Panjab University has decided to take the professors concerned to task.

PU to have its ragging plan in place soon
Chandigarh, July 26
In bid to avoid any unwanted incident of ragging, Panjab University will conduct a joint meeting of wardens, student leaders and UT police officials to frame a action plan in this regard.

GCG-42 Girls bag top spots in PU exams
Chandigarh, July 26
Girls of Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42 (GCG-42), have bagged top positions in the annual examination conducted by Panjab University- 2010.


Lalru mandi cries for proper drainage system
Dera Bassi, July 26
Residents of Lalru mandi protested against the absence of proper drainage system. They were annoyed at the irresponsible behaviour of the management of the mandi.

Civic amenities given a miss at Ambala Cantt
Ambala, July 26
Civic amenities are given a clear miss at Ambala Cantt and residents feel the heat, as they struggle to stay healthy despite all odds here.

CHC to have casualty dept soon
Kalka, July 26
The Community Health Centre-cum-Civil Hospital, Kalka, is all set to have its own separate building for casualty department soon.


Notice to 3 ICL officials
Chandigarh, July 26
Chief Judicial Magistrate JS Sidhu today again issued notices to three officials of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) for not paying the dues of a local hotel.


Theft case registered
Chandigarh, July 26
A Sector 8 resident has accused his servant of committing theft at his residence.

Youth dies under mysterious circumstances
Zirakpur, July 26
A 22-year-old youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances while his brother’s wife was admitted at the hospital where her condition was said to be critical.

Two chain snatchers held
Panchkula, July 26
The local police arrested two youths in a snatching case and recovered one gold chain worth Rs 25,000 from them.


Pak team to reach city soon 
Chandigarh, July 26
Twenty20 cricket matches between the teams of advocates from Pakistan and India are likely to take place at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium this weekend.

Inter-college swimming meet begins
Patiala, July 26
Inter-college swimming championship (men and women) of Punjabi University, Patiala, began at Mohindra College here today.

Defending champs fail this time
Chandigarh, July 26
Manipur defeated defending champions Orissa in the last league match of the (Group-B) 9th Junior National for Girls being held in the city at PEC grounds.

A match in progress between Manipur and Orissa at PEC Grounds, Sector 12, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

St Soldier defeat Shishu Niketan School
Chandigarh, July 26
St Soldier School defeated Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, by 3-1 in the Pre-Subroto Cup Football Tournament being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today.

State carom tournament from August 14
Chandigarh, July 26
The City Carrom Association will organise the 20th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament from August 14 at St. Stephen School, Sector 45, here.

PCA seeks licence to be a company
Mohali, July 26
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has initiated seeking a licence from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to convert itself into a registered company.



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