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Techno-gym scam back to haunt UT
Patil seeks fresh chargesheet against accused
Chandigarh, August 6
The ghost of the techno-gym scam pertaining to the purchase of various gymnasium apparatus by the UT Administration has resurfaced with the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Shiv Raj Patil, seeking a fresh charge sheet against the accused in the case.

605 CHB business properties vacant for yrs
Chandigarh, August 6
At a time when real estate prices are skyrocketing, can one imagine the thought of “useless” commercial property? Sounds unbelievable, but true. How else can 605 commercial properties owned by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) and valued in crores of rupees belying vacant, some for as long as over three decades be justified?


MSC biotechnology first semester results
A year not enough for PU
Chandigarh August 6
Panjab university’s tall claims of speedy results have fallen flat as it has till date failed to announce the first and second semester results of MSc biotechnology, while the students have been promoted to third semester.

Taxing times ahead for luxury car owners
Chandigarh, August 6
If you own a luxury car be ready to shell out more for its registration in Chandigarh, with the Administration mooting a proposal to substantially increase road tax.



Padma Vibhushan Surinder Lal Bahuguna distributes saplings of medicinal plants among students at Govt Model Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Friday.
Padma Vibhushan Surinder Lal Bahuguna distributes saplings of medicinal plants among students at Govt Model Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU sends details to Patil
Chandigarh, August 6
Following a ragging incident on Panjab University campus recently, the authorities have now launched a campaign to “sensitise students individually” on campus.Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti today said the PU authorities would now speed up the process of educating students on the consequences of indulging in such activities.

Campaigning picks up

Chandigarh, August 6 Campaigning for the Panjab University Teacher’s Association (PUTA) election has picked up. The Panjab University teacher’s democratic front today issued a series of agenda items for the election and claimed that it would play instrumental in pushing the case of CAS promotions, BDS faculty case and several other issues.

Cultural bonanza enthrals audience
Chandigarh, August 6
The cultural bonanza organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizen Association, Chapter 37, at Guru Nanak Public School’s (junior) auditorium was a veritable mix of patriotic songs, poems, ghazals and filmy songs. It was a sheer coincidence that while young artistes touched serious and social issues, seniors, on the contrary, doled out romantic and ecstatic numbers.

Feedback system to monitor midday meal scheme
Chandigarh August 6
Following the latest guidelines of the Government of India, the UT administration has decided to introduce a feedback system to monitor the midday meal scheme in the city schools.

UT Adviser as CVO
Power back where it belongs
Chandigarh, August 6
With the change of guard at the Punjab Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh’s senior-most bureaucrat and Adviser to the UT Administrator Pradip Mehra is gradually getting back his powers.

Schoolkids, firemen to trapped camel’s rescue
Chandigarh, August 6
Firemen had a tough time rescuing a camel that got stuck in a sewerage manhole in Sector 10 this afternoon.Three students of St John’s School, Sector 26, were the first to react when they saw the animal in a piquant situation. They participated in the rescue operation of the animal right till the end.

Newborn’s Death at GMSH
Panel may finish probe by Tuesday
Chandigarh, August 6
While the pathology department of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, is likely to submit the histopathology report into the death of a newborn at Government Multi-speciality Hospital, Sector 16, tomorrow, the new committee is also expected to conclude its proceedings of inquiry by Tuesday.

Security to VIPs
Punjab, Haryana, UT told to evolve mechanism
Chandigarh, August 6
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Home Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to put their heads together for evolving a mechanism and decide upon the composition of a tribunal for providing security cover to the VIPs and others.

GMADA to offer alternative plots
Mohali, August 6
A year after erroneously carving out plots on land reserved for Dasmesh Canal here, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is now finding it difficult to allot alternative plots to the allottees.

Cheema for NPA to vet doctors
Mohali, August 6
Veterinary doctors in the state should also get non-practising allowance on the pattern of doctors of the health department and the matter would be taken up with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, said Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, adviser to the Chief Minister.

Tribune employee dead
Chandigarh, August 6
Shree Ram Adhaar (42), a Tribune employee, died after a brief illness at his residence in Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, here today. Adhaar is survived by his wife and a son. He was cremated at Mani Majra cremation ground this evening


Students vow to stay away from ragging
Chandigarh, August 6
Panjab University authorities today convened an interactive session with students of University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) at the law auditorium.Addressing a large gathering of the UIET students, RC Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, laid due emphasis on the observance of discipline, spirit of togetherness and cooperation and an unswerving pursuit of knowledge. 

Student bodies’ tussle
Now, fuss over allocation of seats in PU hostel
Chandigarh, August 6
Students of Panjab University (SOPU) today held a protest outside the Dean Student Welfare Office (DSW) regarding variation in different departments for allocation of seats in hostels.

Additional seats sanctioned
Chandigarh, August 6
Panjab University today sanctioned additional seats for various courses in SD College, Sector 32.The admissions to these additional seats can be taken by making a payment of Rs 1,500 as late admission fee in addition to Rs 1,500 as the additional development fund fee.


Man robbed of Rs 35,000
DERA BASSI : Two unidentified assailants had snatched Rs 35,000 and a mobile phone from a Dappar resident on Friday near Jharmal Choe on the national highway. According to information, Gurnam Singh was going to his house at Dappar from Lalru when two unidentified assailants attacked him near bridge of Jharmal Choe and robbed him.

 The police has registered a case against unidentified accused. — OC

Cong wins zila parishad polls
Ambala, August 6
The Congress has won the zila parishad battle today as it managed to capture the post of the president. Pinki Devi, an independent member of zila parishad, who later offered her support to the Congress, was declared elected president of the zila parishad, Ambala. Another Congress member, Geeta Devi, was elected vice-president of the parishad.


HC rejects Baba’s bail plea
Chandigarh, August 6
Spiritual guru Baba Pritpal Singh will continue to give discourse behind bars, as Justice Sham Sunder of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today turned down his bail plea in a cheating case registered at Dera Bassi in Punjab.

Death at Church
HC orders fresh autopsy of girl
Chandigarh, August 6
Less than a fortnight after Maya was found hanging in Don Bosco Navjeeven Church, Sector 24, Justice Ram Chand Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed a plea for her post-mortem by a board of doctors. The directions follow a petition by her younger sister Monika and another petitioner. They had filed a revision petition challenging the order on July 31 passed by UT Judicial Magistrate declining the request for getting the post-mortem conducted again by the board of doctors.


2 held with 35-tonne inedible soyabean
Chandigarh, August 6 Two truck drivers were arrested with 35 tonne soyabean, which was unfit for human consumption, from a temple in Sector 28 here today.The police said they got a tip-off that the accused were shifting the soyabean from special gunny bags, having markings of the product being unfit for human consumption, to normal bags.

Two snatchers arrested by Mohali police on Friday. @@A Tribune photograph Two youths arrested for snatchings
Mohali, August 6
Two youths, involved in at least 14 incidents of snatching in the last two months in Chandigarh and Mohali, were arrested today by the Mohali police. While one of the accused is the son of a police constable, the father  of the co-accused is an interior decorator.

Two snatchers arrested by Mohali police on Friday.A Tribune photograph


Sahib strikes third gold
Chandigarh, August 6
Sahib Pratap clinched his third gold medal by winning 50m butterfly event (28.43 sec) in the U-17 category during the Chandigarh State Swimming Championship at the Sector 23 All-Weather Swimming Pool here today.

Tennis meet from today
Chandigarh, August 6
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) is hosting the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for under-14 and under-18 in both boys and girls sections.

DPS, St Xavier’s School in semis
Panchkula, August 6
Delhi Public School (Pinjore), St Xavier's School (Mohali), Yadvindra Public School (Mohali) and St Kabir School (Chandigarh) are the semifinalists of the fourth Chairman's Cup Soccer Tournament being held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex.

Boxers slug it out during the inter-school meet at SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday. Himanshu pockets gold
Chandigarh, August 6
Himanshu of SD School, Sector 32, lifted a gold medal beating his rival, Laddo Kumar of Government Model School, Sector 43, in the 46-kg weight category (U-17) in the Chandigarh Inter-School Boxing Meet at SD College, Sector 32, here today.

Boxers slug it out during the inter-school meet at SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

88 golf champs to tee off today
Chandigarh, August 6
A total of 88 little golf champions from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh will converge on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club for the second golf tournament of the CGA Junior 2010 Circuit to begin tomorrow.

Table Tennis Meet
Shaurya, Sezal claim titles
Chandigarh, August 6
Shaurya Gupta of St Anne’s and Sezal Gupta of Manav Mangal Smart School won the boys and girls singles titles, respectively, in Prof RS Mehta Memorial Invitational Table Tennis Tournament at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today.Sezal beat Shubhangi of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, by 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 in the final to lift the top honours. On the other hand, Shaurya beat Barbrik of Patiala by 11-5, 11-3, 11-5. Results:


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