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MC goes lax on N-Choe
Snubs GMADA, reluctant to take up cleanliness drive
Wild growth around the N-choe, Phase IX, MohaliMohali, August 4
The N-choe passing through various parts of the town, which had made the lives of residents miserable and was cleaned up.

Wild growth around the N-choe, Phase IX, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Gangrape Case
Victim can’t make up her mind
Says NK Jain innocent
Chandigarh, August 4
Although the local court has decided to frame charges in a gangrape case against NK Jain, former Home Secretary, along with four others, the victim had approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court a few days ago, claiming that he was innocent.


Ragging at PU
Student leaves for Delhi
Chandigarh, August 4
Mukesh Anand, mother of PU student Tejas who alleged ragging, today said that they would appeal to the highest authority in the country to bring the guilty to justice. An FIR has been lodged under Sections 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC in the case. This include charges of wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation and common intention to commit crime.

GCG student killed in accident
Chandigarh, August 4
Tanvi, a BCom-II student of Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, died while her classmate, Nupur, was seriously injured after their scooter rammed into an electricity pole on the road separating Sectors 14 and 15 here this afternoon.

Double Trouble
This doctor has two government jobs!
Chandigarh, August 4
In times when getting a job, and that too a government one, is tough, Dr BR Sharma, professor at the forensic department of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has two jobs if records of the Medical Council of India (MCI) are to be believed.


46 rounded up from Sec-56 colony
ITBP personnel, along with a dog squad, conduct a search operation at the Sector-17 plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday One connected with Neha Ahlawat murder case?
Chandigarh, August 4
The police today rounded up 46 persons from a colony at Sector 56 here during an early morning anti-sabotage operation ahead of the Independence Day. A police team reportedly picked up a youth from the colony on suspicion in connection with the Neha Ahlawat murder case.

ITBP personnel, along with a dog squad, conduct a search operation at the Sector-17 plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Jan aushadhi store becomes operational
Chandigarh, August 4
The UT administration has made the first Jan Aushadhi Generic Drug Store operational at GMCH- 32, Chandigarh. The drug store has been opened as a part of the “Jan Aushadhi campaign” initiated by the Government of India for making quality medicines available to all at affordable prices. The Jan Aushadhi project is an initiative of the department of pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, and is being coordinated by the Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India, which would be the main suppliers of the medicines under this project.

Allottees fume over delay in construction of flats
A machine lying dysfunctional at Sector 20, Panchkula Panchkula, August 4
Resentment prevailed among allottees, especially the retired ones, over the 11-month delay in construction of flats by the Haryana Housing Board (HHB). Allottees will now have to shell out Rs 12,000 per month as rent. The HHB is constructing about 120 flats in society no 107 and 109 in Sector 20. The construction work, which started in 2007, was to be completed by January last year.

A machine lying dysfunctional at Sector 20, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Advisory Council
Action missing
Nine sub-committees were to be formed in June
Chandigarh, August 4
The UT administration’s much-publicised sub-committees under the Administrator’s advisory council, announced to be formed in June, are yet to see the light of the day. Even after two months, the UT administration has been receiving names for the nine sub-committees.
A potholed road at Babhat village in Zirakpur
A potholed road at Babhat village in Zirakpur. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Sanjay Arora back with MC
Chandigarh, August 4
Sanjay Arora, executive engineer with the engineering wing of the corporation, today joined back after stint with the administration.

Suicide bid by CRPF jawan
Chandigarh, August 4
Nimy Charan Ghui, a CRPF jawan, allegedly fired at himself at the 13 Battalion in Sector 43 here tonight. He was rushed to the PGI with the bullet piercing his abdomen. His condition is stated to be critical.

Bharti Airtel told to pay Rs 5,000 as relief
Chandigarh, August 4
Holding Bharti Airtel Limited guilty of overcharging, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the company to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 to the complainant.

Work unitedly, MLA tells MC staff
Development work costing Rs 56,628 lakh cleared
Mohali, August 4
Congress MLA from Kharar Balbir Singh Sidhu today stated that orders for development works costing Rs 57,628 lakh had been given by the municipal council.

Pay Rs 50,000 as relief to retiree, PF body told
Chandigarh, August 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation for delay in releasing the pension of a complainant.

Reduce power tax: Consumers Protection Federation
Mohali, August 4
The local Consumers Protection Federation has urged the government to reduce power tax, which was far higher as compared to other states and was burdening the common man, who was already hard pressed by exorbitant increase in the prices of essential commodities.

‘Govt mum on compensation to flood victims’
Panchkula, August 4
The Haryana government is mum on compensation to flood victims, claims INLD youth leader Ajay Singh Chautala. People in the state have suffered a loss of Rs 4,400 crore in recent floods.
Schoolboys ride triple on two-wheelers without helmet on the road separating Sectors 20 and 30 in Chandigarh

Schoolboys ride triple on two-wheelers without helmet on the road separating Sectors 20 and 30 in Chandigarh
Schoolboys ride triple on two-wheelers without helmet on the road separating Sectors 20 and 30 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Crime surges as police grapples with staff crunch
At present, 1,020 police personnel provide round-the-clock security to residents of the district, including Kalka, Pinjore, Raipur Rani and Barwala
Panchkula, August 4
Shortage of police personnel has made Panchkula an easy target for criminals. All efforts of the police to curb crime in the town seem futile.

Residents block highway
Demand water connections
Chandigarh, August 4
Residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, blocked the highway traffic for an hour in their protest against the Chandigarh municipal corporation for failing to provide water connections.

BJP wants judges to retire at 65
Chandigarh, August 4
The BJP will support the enhancement in age of judges from 62 to 65 years in Parliament. This was stated by BJP legal cell convener Satya Pal Jain during a press conference here yesterday.

Lakhinder Nakai no more
Chandigarh, August 4
Lakhinder Nakai Lakhinder Nakai, wife of late Lt Gen Jagdishwar Singh Nakai, passed away here today. The 78-year-old had been ailing for some time. An alumnus of Shimla’s Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lakhinder Nakai had been active socially and was known for her work for the welfare of jawans and their families. She had also worked with Mother Teresa to set up a home at Lucknow while Lt Gen Nakai was serving as the Army Commander there.
Lakhinder Nakai


Schoolteacher slapped
Chandigarh, August 4
In yet another glaring incident of lawlessness in the city schools, an outsider slapped a schoolteacher on the school premises at Government High School (GHS), Karsan, here today. Following a complaint by the teacher, an FIR was lodged at the Sector 31 police station.

Saplings planted
Chandigarh, August 4
The department of social welfare, UT administration, today celebrated vanamahotsava at the Juvenile Justice Home, Sector 25, during which sapling plantation ceremony was organised at the venue. Justice Ranjit Singh of Punjab and Haryana High Court planted a sapling on the premises of Juvenile Justice Home. Director social welfare, Samwartak Singh and members of Juvenile Justice Board were also present on the occasion.

Students of GMSSS perform bhangra during the annual meeting of senior citizens in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Students of GMSSS perform bhangra during the annual meeting of senior citizens in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Green campaign to sensitise students
Chandigarh, August 4
Government Model High School, Sector 26, today launched a unique initiative to sensitise students to conserve environment by giving them saplings to plant them in their neighbourhood.

Stress on need to reform laws
Chandigarh, August 4
In order to sensitise citizens about the significance of judicial activism, the department of laws and University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University, organised a debate on “Reforms in judicial system” in the moot court of the department of laws at PU campus here yesterday.

Integrate research with education: Patil
Chandigarh, August 4
Delivering the inaugural address at a seminar on “Education reforms: Building strong foundations” organised by the PHD Chamber at PHD House, Shivraj Patil, UT Administrator, said education should strengthen a student’s capability to sustain himself. “To achieve this, we need stress to on educating students in science and technology,” he said.


Zila Parishad
Election of chairman postponed for want of quorum
Ambala, August 4
The election for the post of chairman of the Zila Parishad, Ambala, was postponed today, as only one member out of 14 reached the Additional Deputy Commissioner’s (ADC) office where the election was to be conducted.

Man killed in scuffle
Ambala, August 4
A labour contractor Baij Nath was killed during a scuffle near Grain Market at Ambala City today.
According to information, Booth Nath and his wife picked up a quarrel with a person near Grain Market.

CRPF jawan held for teasing minor
Kalka, August 4
The police has arrested a CRPF inspector for making advances to a minor girl at Bhorian village. In his complaint, Surjit Singh, father of the victim, said Jawahar Lal Chauhan, who is posted at Tripura, and hails from Mandi, offered a 10-rupee note to his daughter for striking up a relationship. The girl is a student of Class VII at Government Middle School.

Surprise checks at petrol stations sought
Bassi Pathana, August 4
The local consumer forum held a meeting here today.
The forum urged the administration to conduct surprise checks at petrol stations, as a number of complaints regarding adulteration and short metering had been pouring in for long.


Woman acquitted in cheating case
Chandigarh, August 4
Additional District and Sessions Judge GC Garg today acquitted Promila Jain in a cheating case here today.
Promila was convicted by the lower courts in 2002 as she had given a frivolous medical certificate to seek exemption from court appearance in a cheque-bounce case.

Wrong PIL can land you in spot
HC toughens rules to check frivolous pleas
Chandigarh, August 4
Filing a petition in public interest? You will have to first satisfy the Punjab and Haryana High Court about your credentials, and the motive behind filing the plea. What’s more, the entire process will cost you dear as the Bench may ask you at any stage to deposit a certain amount with the HC registry, to be paid to the other side as compensation, if your plea turns out to be frivolous, vexatious or mala fide.

HC notice to External Affairs Ministry
Chandigarh, August 4
Taking up an application by local NGO for directions to the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for arranging its visit to the UAE for pleading the case of Indian prisoners lodged there, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the ministry.


Distraction bid proves costly
Chandigarh, August 4 In a novel way to distract the attention of an advocate contesting a suicide case against him, a resident of Mani Majra had hatched a conspiracy with his friend and issued two advertisements in a newspaper that the advocate wanted to sell his Santro car and needed a peon.

Man held for fraud
Chandigarh, August 4
The police on Tuesday arrested a Baltana resident for fraudulently withdrawing money from accounts of two persons at Sector 30.
Describing the modus operandi of the accused, identified as 28-year-old Kanwal Kumar of Vikas Nagar, Baltana, the police said the ATM counter of the State Bank of India had two machines in Sector 30. One of the machines developed a technical problem after a card holder entered his PIN (personnel identification number). The accused told the card user to withdraw money from the other machine.

Two held for robbery
Chandigarh, August 4
The police arrested two Panchkula residents on the charges of robbing a man at Mauli Jagran on Tuesday night.
Doodh Nath, a resident of Mani Majra, lodged a complaint with the police that Sachin and Sonu, both residents of Rajiv Colony, Panchkula, along with two unidentified persons, robbed him of his mobile phone and Rs 700 from near Kerosene Pump at Mauli Jagran on Tuesday night. The police later arrested Sachin and Sonu from Mauli Jagran and recovered a punch and Rs 700 from him.


Swimming Meet
A day of triumph for Harsimran
Chandigarh, August 4
Three new records have been made on the second day of the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming (men and women) Championship at the PU campus swimming pool here today.

GMHS-43 emerge overall champs in kickboxing
Players in action during a match in Chandigarh Chandigarh, August 4
Government Model High School, Sector 43 (GMHS-43), emerged the overall champions in the kickboxing event in the Inter-School Sports Meet being held by the UT education department at various venues here today.
While the winners earned 14 points, the second spot was grabbed by Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, with 13 points. Guru Harkishan Pubic School, Sector 8, finished at the third position with eight points.
Players in action during a match in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Diksha, Asav bag top honours
Chandigarh, August 4
Diksha Gupta and Asav Kumar won top honours in the girls and boys (U-8) in the 25m freestyle event on the opening day of the Chandigarh State Swimming Championship at the Sector-23 Yoga Centre Swimming Pool here today.

Cricket Tourney
Karan to lead Punjab squad
Mohali, August 4
Karan Goel will lead the Punjab squad in the forthcoming Buchi Babu All-India Tournament scheduled to be held in Chennai from August 17 to 30.
The senior selection committee of Punjab Cricket Association held a meeting at the PCA stadium to select the team. The meeting was convened by MP Pandove, secretary, PCA, while Balbir Singh, Arun Sharma and Harvinder Singh were among the other selectors.

T-shirts, balls given to underprivileged cricketers
Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia distributes T-shirts among poor students at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Chandigarh, August 4
In a bid to boost the morale of sportspersons, a local religious body today distributed sports paraphernalia to them.
Officials of Shirdi Sai Samaj distributed T-shirts and cricket balls to the underprivileged budding cricketers at DAV-10 Cricket Coaching Centre being run by the Chandigarh education department.

Former cricketer Dinesh Mongia distributes T-shirts among poor students at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

14 teams to participate in soccer meet from tomorrow
Panchkula, August 4
St Xavier’s High School, Panchkula, will be organising the 4th Chairman’s Soccer Cup on August 6 and 7 at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here in Sector 3.
As many as 14 teams of different schools would vie in the competition, claimed organisers.

Roller skating meet from Aug 7
Panchkula, August 4
Hallmark Public School, Sector 15, in association with skating academy Rolling Tigers will organise Hallmark Roller Skating Carnival-2010 on August 7 and 8.
Skaters of the tricity can participate in various levels of rink races and road races.

Double delight for Sameer, Prateek
Panchkula, August 4
Winners of the Haryana State Ranking Championship in Panchkula on Wednesday Sameer Bhalla (senior category) and Prateek Thakral (junior category) stole the show by winning double crown in their respective sections in the 24th Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship at Sector 11 here today. While it was Sameer Bhalla’s third consecutive win, Prateek emerged champion.
Winners of the Haryana State Ranking Championship in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


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