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1 killed, 21 hurt in bus-car collision
Chandigarh, August 19
The inconsolable mother of Ravinder (inset), who was killed in an accident in Chandigarh on Thursday Close on the heels of a freak road accident in which two cousins lost their lives on Tuesday night, a collision around midnight between a Haryana Roadways bus and a Maruti Alto car left a 23-year-youth dead.
The inconsolable mother of Ravinder (inset), who was killed in an accident in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


IAS officer’s car hits girls
Chandigarh, August 19
Two MA first year students of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, were injured after being knocked down by a Hyundai Accent car near the Sector 8 gurdwara here this afternoon.

Bulbul Case
Patil to decide on action against GMSH docs
Chandigarh, August 19
UT administrator Shivraj Patil will take the final call on initiating stringent action against the doctors of the Government Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16, who were indicted for their role in the death of a newborn baby born to Bulbul, a native of Bihar, at the hospital on July 21.

Exodus of senior faculty from PGI continues
Chandigarh, August 19
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), the premier health institution in the region, once again faces employee attrition with two senior faculty members having quit and another due to leave soon.

Mullanpur Urban Estate
Compensation unfair, claim landowners
Mohali, August 19
Landowners in Mullanpur are peeved over the recommendation of the Punjab cabinet subcommittee on land compensation to award compensation of Rs 1.30 crore an acre for the 500 acres of land being acquired for the Mullanpur urban estate. The amount is Rs 20 lakh an acre less than that offered for land acquired for the international airport at Jheorheri village in 2008 two years ago.


Wild growth dots road berms, parks
Mohali, August 19
Owing to the absence of a concerted campaign by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the municipal council, the congress grass and other wild growth continues to spread in various parts of the town much to the annoyance and discomfort of residents.

Congress grass and other wild growth continue to spread at Phase I  Phase VI in Mohali Congress grass and other wild growth continue to spread at Phase I and (right) Phase VI in Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Hospitals’ staff protest delay in salaries
Chandigarh, August 19
Protesting against the delay in disbursing of salaries, contractual employees of Government Multi- Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 (GMSH-16), and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH-32), observed a strike and sat on dharna here today.

Rainwater enters houses in P’kula
A man wades his way through a waterlogged road at Mandi Bhawan in Panchkula on Thursday Panchkula, August 19
Water entered several houses as well as government offices as the town’s drainage system collapsed after heavy rain lashed the region late in the night yesterday. Residents woke up to find rainwater inside their houses and roads submerged in many areas.

A man wades his way through a waterlogged road at Mandi Bhawan in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Farmers protest against unscheduled power cuts
Panchkula, August 19
Farmers of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) protest against the shortage of electricity at Sector 5 in Panchkula on Thursday Thousands of farmers protested against long unscheduled power cuts in the rural parts of the state in front of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) headquarters here today. State Bhartiya Kisan Union president Gurnam Singh Chadhuni while addressing the gathering of the farmers threatened to intensify the stir if their demands pertaining to the power supply were not met soon.

Farmers of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) protest against the shortage of electricity at Sector 5 in Panchkula on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Woman survives after 50 blood transfusions
Mohali, August 19
It was a second birth for the 36-year-old Rupinder Kaur of Ropar who was given 50 blood transfusions after she suffered from incessant bleeding while giving birth to her second child.

Now, sugar-free food on railways’ platter
Chandigarh, August 19
The railways may have proved to be uncaring about safety aspects as far as its operations are concerned, but it is now planning to go an extra yard to provide suitable food for those suffering from diabetes.

Free mobile clinic
Chandigarh, August 19
The Bharat Vikas Parishad (South-I), Chandigarh, has started a free mobile clinic at Gurdwara Sahib in Jagatpura village adjoining Sector 48, according to parishad’s general secretary GD Sood.

Forum to raise awareness on climate change
Chandigarh, August 19
The British Council has organised a climate change forum in the city, which began today and will conclude on August 21. The key highlights of the programme are film screenings, cartoon exhibitions and filmmaking workshops for beginners and lectures by UK sustainability expert, Dr Geraint Ellis.

Police recoveries exceed booty
Mohali, August 19
Mohali police has a reason to cheer, if the comparative crime statistics of the past seven months is to be believed. Despite increase in the crime rate, the district police was able to crack several cases of vehicle theft, burglary and snatchings.

Publication of false ad
Pre-arrest bail plea declined
Chandigarh, August 19
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra declined the anticipatory bail of Gagan Gupta, complainant in the recent case of arrest of SHO Industrial Area Dilsher Singh by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), here on Tuesday.

Team inspects aanganwari
Mohali, August 19
A Central government team inspected an aanganwari running from Government Elementary School, Phase II, here yesterday. The team was headed by DK Seekri, secretary, department of women and child. The official gathered information regarding the food supplied at the centre and also about the medical check-up of children coming to the aanganwari.

7 years on, man makes I-T Dept pay up Rs 150
Says fight wasn’t about money but principles
Tara Chand with his sonChandigarh, August 19
In these times of inflation when the purchasing power of the rupee is diminishing, what can a mere Rs 150 get? Neither three litres of petrol nor 1.5 kg of refined oil nor more than four kg of “channa dal”. But ask Gurgaon resident Gulshan Jain and his octogenarian father Tara Chand and they will tell you that this small amount can get “satisfaction” which can be worth millions of rupees. This answer is bound to surprise many but not if one has fought for seven long years like this father-son duo, spending several hundred rupees and countless man hours to get a refund of this meagre amount from the Income Tax Department.
Tara Chand with his son


High SOPU drama at police station
Chandigarh, August 19
High drama prevailed at the Sector 11 police station today when over 200 supporters of Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) thronged it.

Candidates to submit declarations
Chandigarh, August 19
Going by the latest initiative of Panjab University, contestants for upcoming elections will have to submit declarations, specifying their party affiliations, along with their nomination papers.

Supporters of the SOI take out a car rally at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday
Supporters of the SOI take out a car rally at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Certificates awarded to Snehalaya pupils
Chandigarh, August 19
The Chandigarh Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes and Minorities Finance and Development Corporation organised a certificate distribution ceremony at Snehalaya - Vocational Training Centre, Maloya, here.

Student Harassment Case
Institute forms probe panel
Kharar, August 19
The Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes has formed a disciplinary committee to look into the matter of alleged harassment of an electrical engineering student by his seniors and consequent registration of police case.

13 selected in placement drive
Ambala, August 19
The career guidance cell of DAV College, Ambala City, organised a campus placement drive today, in which 13 students got selected. A team of senior executives of IBM, an MNC, led by its deputy manager Mukul Bhardwaj interviewed around 100 students.


Woman elopes with cousin, dies in mishap
Kharar, August 19
A woman, who eloped with her cousin from Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh, died in a road accident here.
While the Kharar police has initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC, the Mandi police, Himachal Pradesh, has expressed doubts over the death.

Indian rakhis emerge stronger this year
Ambala, August 19
The 60-year old rakhi industry at Ambala, which has more than 50 per cent share in the country, has been losing its share in the past two decades. The share in the national market has dropped to nearly 10 per cent.

Strike by brick-kiln owners ends
Dera Bassi, August 19
The three-day statewide strike of the Punjab Brick-Kiln Owners Association ended yesterday. Associate chairman KK Khanduja said the sale of bricks worth about Rs 3 crore was affected in the state.

Tribune employees bereaved
Zirakpur, August 19
Ram Chameli, (74), mother of Ashok Bhatia (supervisor) and Joginder Bhatia (senior daftri), passed away here this afternoon. She is survived by three sons and two daughters.


CAT turns down deputation plea
Chandigarh, August 19
Dismissing the application of a lecturer at the Government College, Panchkula, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) passed orders that the applicant had no right to seek selection as a couple case.


Contractor held for Rs 3.82-cr fraud
Mohali, August 19
Cellular operator Vodafone has detected a fraud to the tune of Rs 3.82 crore by a contractor engaged to sell recharge coupons, SIM card and mobile phones. The contractor, under the garb of dispatching orders, tampered with the software to cause loss to the company.


Kayaking Meet
DAV lads emerge overall champs
The DAV kayaking team sweat it out during the PU Inter-College Kayaking Championship at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday Chandigarh, August 19
DAV College, Sector 10, earned 24 points to win the overall championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Kayaking Championship at Sukhna Lake here today.
PU Campus team, which managed to bag 20 points in the tournament, finished as runners-up, while PG Government College, Sector 11, secured the third position with 16 points.

The DAV kayaking team sweat it out during the PU Inter-College Kayaking Championship at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Cricket: GSSS-27 corner glory
Chandigarh, August 19
A hat-trick by Rahul (three for 11) of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 (GSSS-44), went in vain, as the team lost to Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27 (GSSS-27), by 26 runs in the UT Cricket Triangular (U-19) Series-2010 at GSSS-27 grounds here today.

Staff-less sports centres await coaches
Patiala, August 19
There is nothing unusual about staff crunch in Punjab Sports Department. Despite several reports regarding the unavailability of coaches for training players, there is no solution to staff crunch.


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