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1,924 Houses Lying Vacant
CHB blinkers on for 25 years
Chandigarh, August 5
Facing accommodation problems in the city? Strange as it may seem, there are as many as 1,924 dwelling units constructed by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), meant mainly for economically weaker sections (EWS), which have been lying vacant, some for as long as almost a quarter-of-a-century.

Power bill of  4.25 lakh for three days!
Chandigarh, August 5
An employee of the Haryana panchayat directorate staying in a government accommodation received a shock when the UT’s electricity department gave him a bill of Rs 4.25 lakh. The bill details show that the power charged had been consumed in only three days from June 22.




MC staff thrash vendor
RampalChandigarh, August 5
A vendor, Rampal, selling eatables on his bicycle today fell prey to the wrath of enforcement staff members of the municipal corporation (MC) who thrashed him in full public view at around 1 pm outside the UT police headquarters in Sector 9 here.


Water On The Way

The municipal corporation commenced work on connecting a water pipeline to the Air Force station society at Sector 31-B in Chandigarh on Thursday.
The municipal corporation commenced work on connecting a water pipeline to the Air Force station society at Sector 31-B in Chandigarh on Thursday. The action followed a report in these columns on August 2 on non-supply of water to the area, due to which 84 of the 98 dwelling units are unoccupied.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

HS no longer to be CVO
HCS officers land plum postings
Chandigarh, August 5
Reposing faith in the new officers from Haryana, the UT Administration today entrusted prized postings to four HCS officers in a bid to project the “new-look” administration.

Bulbul Case
Was newborn alive?
Chandigarh, August 5
The Government Multi Speciality Hospital-16 authorities will face more anxious moments as the histopathology report of the newborn, who allegedly died due to the negligence of the staff, is expected on August 7.

PU ragging case hits dead-end
Chandigarh, August 5
Investigations into the alleged ragging of a PU student have hit a roadblock with the victim turning “hostile”.

Rakhi Round The Corner
Busy days ahead for good old postman
Chandigarh, August 5
Thanks to the Internet and e-mail, the traditional way of delivery of letters by the postal department has earned the name ‘snail mail’. When it comes to expressing emotions and love through a few strings of thread (‘rakhi’) on Rakshabandhan, women still tend to rely on the good old postman rather than virtual ‘rakhis’ on the web.


Surprise checks on PCR personnel 
Only two cops pass test
Chandigarh, August 5
Following reports of the lackadaisical attitude of police control room (PCR) personnel in attending to distressing calls made by general public, senior officials of the Chandigarh Police have constituted a special team to conduct surprise checks.


Officials of the forest department fish out a dead sambar from the Sukhna Lake on Thursday.
Officials of the forest department fish out a dead sambar from the Sukhna Lake on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Security heightened at airport
Chandigarh, August 5
A red alert has been sounded at the Chandigarh airport in order to check any untoward incident following the Independence Day celebrations.

Tribune Impact
Result late students have reason to cheer
PSEB to give proportionate marks
Mohali, August 5
Three days after The Tribune highlighted the plight of hundreds of students whose result was being shown as result late (RL) by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) as their awards in some subjects were untraceable, the board authorities today passed orders to give marks proportionate to their performance in the remaining subjects.

Minister orders repair of roads
Panchkula, August 5
Illegal possession on the land of HUDA and the municipal corporation was the main issue raised in the Public Relations and Grievances Committee meeting held here at mini secretariat.

Urinary Inconsistence
PGI starts behavioural therapy for patients
Chandigarh, August 5
The PGI has started the facility of behavioural therapy for patients with urinary inconsistence (UI) at its gynaecology outdoor patient department following a research conducted in the city on the plight of women suffering from this disease.


PUSU and SOPU activists exchange heated words near the law department at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday.
PUSU and SOPU activists exchange heated words near the law department at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Sec 25 sole place for protests: admn
Chandigarh, August 5
In view of the farmers’ agitation from August 10, spearheaded by the Bharti Kisan Union, the Chandigarh administration today clarified that the Rally Ground, Sector 25, was the spot authorised for rallies and dharnas.

PUTA group for teacher-friendly PU
Chandigarh, August 5 The Akshay Khalid group today released its manifesto for the forthcoming PUTA election, wherein the key agenda seems to be ensuring a teacher-friendly implementation of new UGC regulations.

33 villages get computerised
Getting copies of land records easier
Mohali, August 5
Landowners in villages of Mohali district will no longer have to run after patwaris to get copies of their land records as the land records of 33 villages of Mohali tehsil have been computerised and is available at ‘fard kendra’ set up at the district administrative complex here. This record includes ‘jamabandies’, mutation registers and patwaries ‘roznamchas’.


Slapgate: UT schools to be fenced
Chandigarh, August 5
Having finally woken up to the need of beefing up security in UT schools, Home Secretary Ram Niwas has asked the UT education department to install fences around all schools. Learning a lesson from the third slapping incident in a row, where a teacher of a government school in Karsan was slapped by an outsider after the school hours, the administration claims to be already working on a security module for UT schools.


SHO gets life term in suicide case
Ambala August 5
Special Judge for CBI cases AS Narang has sentenced a former SHO of Dharuhera (Rewari) police station, Shri Ram, to life imprisonment and three years imprisonment to a head constable in a double suicide case.


Govt failed to ensure commuters’ safety: HC
6-laning of Kharar-Kiratpur Sahib stretch incomplete
Chandigarh, August 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the government has failed in its duty to ensure safety of commuters by not completing the work pertaining to six-laning of the killer Kharar-Kiratpur Sahib stretch on time. The assertion followed suo-motu cognisance of a news report

Jammu-based businessman held in cheque-bounce case
Chandigarh, August 5
A Jammu-based proprietor of Godrej company has been arrested in a cheque-bounce case. He was arrested in Jammu yesterday as four cheques for ` 5 lakh each given to the company were dishonoured. He was produced before a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody.

One acquitted in rape case
Chandigarh, August 5
Additional District and Sessions Judge GC Garg today acquitted Jasbir Singh in a rape case as the prosecution was not able to establish the case.


No clue in car robbery case
Chandigarh, August 5
Even after a lapse of almost 24 hours, the police has failed to trace or identify the persons who robbed a doctor at gunpoint of his car at Sector 48 here last night.

Auto driver rams into SP’s car
Chandigarh, August 5
A drunken auto-rickshaw driver today rammed his vehicle into the official car of UT SP (Operations and Vigilance) RS Ghumman near the UT Secretariat in Sector 9 here this morning.

Ballistic experts examine spot
Chandigarh, August 5
The ballistic experts from the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) today examined the spot where a CRPF constable allegedly shot himself at the force’s 14th Battalion Camp in Sector 43 here last night.


Saheb clinches two golds
A player in action during the Inter-College Swimming Championship in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, August 5
It was a double delight for Saheb Pratap, who bagged two gold medals, one in 100m freestyle and the other in 200m freestyle events in boys U-17 category on the second day of the Chandigarh State Swimming Competition at the Sector 23 Yoga Nursery Swimming Pool here today.

A player in action during the Inter-College Swimming Championship in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rs 20 lakh purse for women’s golf tour
City’s girl for 10-event battle
Chandigarh, August 5
Top women professional women golfers of the country, including top golf icon Simi Mehra and Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma, will battle it out for a prize purse of Rs 20 lakh spread over 10 tournaments all over the country.

Karanbir, Danvir to lock horns in final
Chandigarh, August 5
Pugilists Karanbir of Government Model School, Sector 43, and Danvir of GMHS, Sector 36, will face each other in the final of the 30-kg boxing event (U-14) in the Inter-School Sports Meet being held by the Chandigarh sports department at various venues here today.

Golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, August 5
A two-month junior golf camp will be held at the Chandigarh Golf Club from August 12 in which members and non-members of the club in the age group of 6-17 years will be taught the basics of the game by Manjit Kochar, overseas director of the ICGA Junior Golf Development Programme.


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