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Car race leaves 2 dead
Girl behind the wheel on the run
Chandigarh, August 17
 Tribune photo: S Chandan Two racing cars allegedly driven by girls at breakneck speed claimed the life of two youths when one of the cars rammed into the motorcycle they were riding at the roundabout near Punjab Civil Secretariat here this evening.

The car that hit a motorcycle.Tribune photo: S Chandan

3 city lads in CWG hockey camp
Chandigarh, August 17
Rupinder Pal Singh (L) with coach Jasbir Bajwa and Dharamvir Singh (R). Their spunk is worth admiration. Three hockey players from the city-forward Dharamvir Singh, fullback Rupinder Pal and centre half Preet Inder Singh are going to be the part of the India camp commencing tomorrow in Pune.

Rupinder Pal Singh (L) with coach Jasbir Bajwa and Dharamvir Singh (R). Tribune photo: S Chandan

ILS at city airport unlikely before yearend
Chandigarh, August 17
Yet another deadline to install a new Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Chandigarh airport is likely to go by with the system not expected to be in place before December. Airport officials insist it would be set up by that month but given the past experience, when several such deadlines were missed, there is skepticism the latest would be met.



CHB Plea
HC asks IT dept to avoid coercion in tax recovery
Chandigarh, August 17
Acting on a petition filed by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the Punjab & Haryana High Court today directed the income tax department against the use of coercive methods for recovering tax arrears accruing out of a contract with a real estate firm, Parsvnath Developers Ltd.

Teacher waylaid, thrashed
Chandigarh, August 17
Days after the UT Education Secretary said school security would be prioritised, another teacher was beaten up in school today.

UT airport remains without landing device
Chandigarh, August 17
The Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Chandigarh airport is likely to miss yet another deadline as the system may not be at its place before December.

Adoption of rape victim’s child allowed
Chandigarh, August 17
The one-year-old child born to a rape victim, whose adoption had been contested by the Chandigarh police on the grounds of the child being “case property”, has finally got justice from a local court. The court further observed the child’s rehabilitation would be best accomplished by giving her up for adoption.


Student poll to be videographed
Chandigarh, August 17
Right from campaigning in the university hostels to the voting process at various departments, every aspect of the student council election will be videographed this year at Panjab University.


Campaigning picks up at Panjab University.Tribune photos: S Chandan & Parvesh Chauhan

Cake Trouble
Security staff of hostel dismissed
Chandigarh, August 17 Panjab University authorities today dismissed two security persons of girls’ hostel 6 (Sarojini extension), who were working there on daily wages.

Winners of the ‘Rafi finals and Rafi awards- 2010’ with their trophies at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A musical treat
Chandigarh, August 17
Memories of legendary maestro Mohammad Rafi were relived during the musical bonanza “Rafi finals and Rafi awards- 2010” at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Winners of the ‘Rafi finals and Rafi awards- 2010’ with their trophies at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

P’kula resident among 2 killed in accident
Panchkula, August 17
Surjit Singh being treated at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tragedy struck a Sector-11 family after its sole breadwinner — Ajay Mahajan (45) — died in a road accident near Kharar late last night.The victim, who was working as a chef in a private hotel near Zirakpur, was returning home from Ludhiana after showing the medical reports of his wife, Chhaya, at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana.

Surjit Singh being treated at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Two estate officials suspended
Chandigarh, August 17
The UT estate office today suspended Ashok Bish, Superintendent (rehri branch), and Veer Singh, an enforcement inspector, in connection with illegal occupation of 13 booths in the Sector 41 market.

Death of cook’s wife, kids
Police gropes inthe dark
Chandigarh, August 17
Mystery continues to shroud the death of the wife and three children of Vishnu, a cook working at the UT IGP’s residence, on Independence Day even as the investigation suggests the possibility of a suicide or a murder.

Land Grab
Punjab, city top cops told to explain case status
Chandigarh, August 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab Director-General of Police and UT Inspector-General to explain the status of the land grab case allegedly involving Baba Pritpal Singh.

Mayor rejigs panel, violates Act
Chandigarh, August 17
Bypassing the Punjab Municipal Act and UT Administrator Shivraj Patil, Mayor Anu Chatrath has replaced two members of the art culture and sports committee on her own. Recently, the Mayor had issued an order which stated that Manjit Singh and Jatinder Bhatia would be members of the committee instead of Rita Sharma and Sheela Devi.

Estate office fails to provide info
Chandigarh, August 17
In yet another incidence of non-compliance of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, the UT estate office has not provided a city resident with the information he had sought under the Act.

Bar calls off stir, for now
Chandigarh, August 17
Members of the District Bar Association have suspended their 10-day-old dharna for the time being in view of the submission of representations of over 650 Bar members to various authorities and assurance given by Member of Parliament and minister for parliamentary affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Shoulder surgery possible in India
Mohali, August 17
“Around 10,000 people in the northern region of the country need shoulder joint replacements, but they are not aware of the fact that such surgeries are now possible in India also,” said Dr Manuj Wadhwa, joint replacement surgeon and Ranawat Joint Replacement Fellow, the USA.

31 typhoid cases reported in P’kula district
Panchkula, August 17
There has been a considerable increase in typhoid cases as about 31 cases have been reported from the district during the past 24 hours.About two dozen patients suffering from typhoid have reportedly been admitted daily during the past one week, creating concern among the health authorities. About 21 patients suffering from diarrhoea have also been admitted in the General Hospital, Sector 6, during the past 24 hours.

Teachers burn effigy of the Punjab government in Fatehgarh Sahib on Tuesday. Teachers demand release of colleagues
atehgarh Sahib, August 17
District unit of Education Employees Union today burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government and blocked the road in front of district administrative complex this evening.

Teachers burn effigy of the Punjab government in Fatehgarh Sahib on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Short-circuit possible reason for Quark City blaze
Mohali, August 17
Short-circuit is suspected to be the reason behind the major fire that broke out at Quark City late last night.Several fire engines from Mohali, Chandigarh and Dera Bassi were pressed into service to tackle the fire and it took nearly three hours to bring the situation under control. The whole area got engulfed in thick black smoke leading to suffocation.

Workshop on driver safety kicks off
Chandigarh, August 17
A two-day workshop on driver safety programme by the Chandigarh Police in association with Safety Circle, an international training centre for the National Safety Council, US, began at the Traffic Auditorium in Sector 29 today.

Collector’s Rate
30 pc hike recommended
Mohali, August 17
The district revenue authorities have recommended a hike of 30 per cent in Mohali’s urban property following a directive by the Financial Commissioner (Revenue) to revise the collector’s rate, a benchmark to levy stamp duty on every property transaction registered by the Sub-Registrar. During a meeting chaired by the Mohali Deputy Commissioner, a hike varying from 10 per cent to 30 per cent has been proposed in the collector’s rate on rural and urban properties in the district. 


More work for school principals
To take 8-10 classes in a week
Chandigarh, August 17
Its back to good old teaching days for UT school principals, who will now have to take eight to 10 classes per week in their respective subjects.

From Schools
I-Day celebrated
Chandigarh: IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, celebrated the 64th Independence Day. The programme commenced with the flag-hoisting ceremony and National Anthem.


Man commits suicide, in-laws booked
Kharar, August 17
A 25-year-old man committed suicide and blamed his wife and in-laws for driving him to take this extreme step.In his statement to the police, Mangat Ram from Kheda village stated that he married to a girl from Gharuan village around eight months ago. Few months after the marriage, the couple had some differences and the wife went back to her parents.

Four students booked for attacking junior
Kharar, August 17
Four students of Rayat-Bahra Institute, Sahauran, were booked today for attacking a second year student of electrical engineering.In his complaint to the police, victim Gurinder Singh stated that when he was coming out of his classroom this afternoon, some seniors stopped him.


4 held after drama at High Court
Chandigarh, August 17
The police arrested four family members of a couple — who had gone to the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek protection — under preventive measures, including one for carrying .32 bore pistol without permission in the city, here today.

Centre exploiting workers using notional breaks: HC
Chandigarh, August 17
The Centre has virtually received a rap on its knuckles for exploiting “poor workers by employing them with notional breaks”.Justice Ranjit Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled: “The Union of India can be expected to be a model employer, but is exploiting the poor workers by employing them with notional breaks.”


Foreigner’s bag stolen from Sec-22 eatery
Chandigarh, August 17
An unidentified person decamped with a bag of a Polish national from a Sector 22-based restaurant on Monday.The complainant, identified as Marta Szczepanik, told the police that she had gone to Pind Baluchi in Sector 22 with her friends and was carrying a bag containing Rs 1,000, two mobile phones, a video camera, some important documents, including her VISA card.

Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Zirakpur, August 17
Thieves decamped with gold jewellery, cash and other valuable things after breaking into a locked house in Green Park, Zirakpur. A case has been registered against unidentified persons on the complaint of Prem Singh, a resident of Green Park.


Easy win for GSSS-27 
Chandigarh, August 17
Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, beat GSSS, Sector 44, by 40 runs in the UT Cricket Triangular Series-2010 at GSSS-27 here today.

Good show by Sachit
Winners with their trophies at St Anee’s School, Mohali, on Tuesday. Mohali, August 17
Sachit Malhotra, a trainee of the Total Tennis Academy, got the better of Sabrang Sandal in straight sets 6-0, 6-4 to win the boys U-14 title in the Anee's Tandem Tennis Tournament for juniors which concluded today at Sector 69 here.

Winners with their trophies at St Anee’s School, Mohali, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Kabaddi series from Sept 7
Chandigarh, August 17
After cricket matches between advocate teams from both Pakistan and India, the region will now witness the circle kabaddi exhibition match series between the teams of two arch rivals.

Hockey meet from Aug 22
Chandigarh, August 17
The ninth edition of SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament will begin from August 22 to 29 at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here.


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