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Sops, liquor doled out at Sukhbir’s rally
Mohali, August 25
A party worker distributes cartons of liquor during a public gathering addressed by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Mohali on Wednesday; and (right) a man carries a carton It seems that Akali leaders do not practise what they preach. Even as Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that addiction to liquor and drugs had ruined the youth.
A party worker distributes cartons of liquor during a public gathering addressed by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Mohali on Wednesday; and (right) a man carries a carton. Tribune photos

Dy CM bats for integrated development
Mohali, August 25
Claiming to change the face of Mohali with massive upgradation of roads, power and water supply, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today chaired a special meeting with officials of different departments.


2 more fall prey to cloned ATM cards
A security guard on duty in front of an SBI ATM in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Chandigarh, August 25
Two more victims of ATM card cloning approached the Chandigarh Police today, alleging that they had lost around Rs 1 lakh to the hi-tech miscreants. While Kamlesh, an employee of Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL), alleged that someone had withdrawn Rs 60,000 from his bank account, Rashmi, a resident of Phase 1, Industrial Area, has reportedly lost Rs 40,000 to the hi-tech criminals. Both the victims are SBI ATM cardholders and their cards were with them at the time of the withdrawal.

A security guard on duty in front of an SBI ATM in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Police clueless
SBI asks customers to change PIN
Chandigarh, August 25
Even as the incidents of people losing their hard-earned money through cloned ATM cards seem unending, the police has failed to nab the hi-tech criminals.

Rain throws train schedules haywire
A signboard shows the arrival time of the evening Shatabdi Express at the Chandigarh railway station on Wednesday Evening Shatabdi delayed by 3 hrs
Chandigarh, August 25
Passengers had to face a lot of inconvenience this evening at the New Delhi train station after the evening 2005 Shatabdi Express, which was scheduled to reach Chandigarh station at 8:45 pm, left New Delhi at 8:30 pm - its scheduled arrival time at Chandigarh.

A signboard shows the arrival time of the evening Shatabdi Express at the Chandigarh railway station on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Constable Stabbing Case
Cops detain wrong person, torture him for 4 hours
Kuldeep Panchkula, August 25
In its zeal to nab the suspect who stabbed to death a police constable here yesterday, the police detained an innocent person and allegedly tortured him for about four hours. The hapless victim was released only when the police personnel realised their mistake after the arrest of main accused in the evening.

City hospitals gear up to treat H1N1 patients
GMCH asks outstation interns to return
Chandigarh, August 25
Facing an increased workload due to a fresh outbreak of swine flu, the Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, has decided to withdraw permission it had earlier granted to some of its students to do internship at other places.

‘Supernatural’ snake faces bleak future
Smugglers eye 37 newborns of sand boa at Chhatbir zoo
Chhat (Banur), August 25
Superstition has lead to sharp fall in number of sand boa snakes in the region, besides raising its cost in the black market. Sand boas are in great demand for the past few years as it is believed that it brings monetary benefits for its keeper.


MC hikes water tariff
12 per cent increase for residential areas
Chandigarh, August 25
Amidst great uproar by the opposition councillors at today's general house meeting, the House approved 12 per cent hike in water tariff for the residential areas of the city.

Use of Excessive Powers
Resolution passed against MC Commissioner
Councillors engage in heated arguments at the general house me Chandigarh, August 25
A unanimous resolution was passed against MC Commissioner Roshan Sunkaria by the councillors at the general house meeting today for exercising excessive powers, which according to the MC Act cannot be used by him.

Councillors engage in heated arguments at the general house meeting of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Group housing: LR comes to the rescue of GPA holders
Transfer of flats to resume soon
Chandigarh, August 25
The UT legal remembrancer (LR) has come to the rescue of the harassed General Power of Attorney(GPA) holders in the cooperative group housing societies.

Hit and Run Case
Tributes paid to victims
Residents of Chandigarh and Mohali along with the parents of Sukhwinder and Harpreet Chandigarh, August 25
Residents of the City Beautiful, Mohali and Kansal village, accompanied by parents of Sukhwinder and Harpreet, who recently lost their lives in a case of the negligent driving near Sukhna Lake, paid homage the departed souls near the lake here this evening.

with the parents of Sukhwinder and Harpreet at Sukhna Lake on WednesResidents of Chandigarh and Mohali along day. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

UT to restrict entry of vehicles from outside on busy roads
Chandigarh, August 25
To ease out traffic congestion on city roads, the UT Administration may soon restrict entry of outside vehicles on busy roads of the city. For this, alternative routes may be earmarked. Officials in the UT Administration have been asked to study the feasibility of this restriction on entry of vehicles.

Acquitted twice, cop still faces inquires
Gets respite from CAT
Chandigarh, August 25
Inspector Kuldeep Singh has spent 12 years of his life in proving himself innocent of corruption charges levelled against him in 1998.

Autos, taxis to display STA complaint number
Chandigarh, August 25
Following complaints of overcharging and misbehaviour by auto-rickshaw drivers in city, the State Transport Authority (STA) has issued directions to all the auto and taxi operators to display the complaint no (0172-2700159) of the STA.

Clubs, discos no to do business till late night
Chandigarh, August 25
The District Magistrate, UT, Chandigarh, Brijendra Singh, has prohibited commercial operations in the business of restaurants, discos, clubs and vendors sitting by the road sides and in public places operating till late in the night.

Encroachments on Zirakpur-Patiala Highway
Shopkeepers allege unfair demarcation
A shopkeeper shows the demarcation sign marked by the MZirakpur, August 25
As many as 200 shopkeepers, having their shops on the Zirakpur-Patiala Highway, are confused over the demarcation done by the Zirakpur Municipal Council. They alleged that the process of demarcation was not carried out properly. Shopkeepers claimed that they had constructed their shops before 1995. They also claimed having all the documents related to their shops and a few of them had already submitted them to the officials concerned.
A shopkeeper shows the demarcation sign marked by the MC in his shop on the Zirakput-Patiala highway. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

One suspected dengue case in Mohali
Mohali, August 25
One person suspected to be suffering from dengue fever was admitted to Fortis Hospital here yesterday .

CM’s meeting with municipal councillors
Clueless, officials await intimation
Mohali, August 25
Seriousness on the part of the government regarding the development work at Mohali can be gauged from the fact that despite reports of a meeting between the Punjab Chief Minister and municipal councillors, no official information has been given to elected representatives.

shifting gears

Gas being transferred to a tanker after one of them overturned on the
Gas being transferred to a tanker after one of them overturned on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

BEd Fee
Ex-deputy speaker seeks CM’s help
Mohali, August 25
Bir Devinder Singh, former deputy speaker, Punjab, has written to the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking an immediate intervention to rationalise the exorbitant fee structure of the self-financed education (BEd) colleges in Punjab.

Separatists should be dealt with sternly: BJP
Chandigarh, August 25
“Autonomy for Kashmir is like taking the first step to isolate the state from the country,” remarked BJP’s national general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda here.

ISKCON celebrates Janamashtami
Chandigarh, August 25
As a part of Sri Krishna Janamashtami celebration, a nagar sankirtan procession was taken out by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). A large number of ISKCON devotees participated in the procession.

Sale of correction fluid banned
Chandigarh, August 25 District Magistrate, Chandigarh, Brijendra Singh has prohibited the sale of correction fluid to the minors for a period of 60 days starting from August 26 to 24.

Drug, cheating cases against foreigners on the rise
Chandigarh, August 25
The incidence of foreign nationals involved in contraband narcotics seizure and cheating cases filed in the city has been increasing over the years. Tuesday’s arrest of two Australians on charges of masterminding a kidnapping has added a new dimension to the trend. During the past few years foreign nationals were usually booked for possessing prohibited narcotic drugs, cheating or for not possessing a valid visa.

A monkey distracts a rickshaw-puller; and (right) primates have a field day loitering around the back lanes at Sector 7 in Chandigarh
A monkey distracts a rickshaw-puller; and (right) primates have a field day loitering around the back lanes at Sector 7 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan


PU to organise annual conferences in Dec
Chandigarh, August 25
In a meeting of teaching departments, deans, directors and administrative officials at the Senate Hall in Panjab University campus, Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti said PU would organise two important events in December, the annual conference of Indian Chemical Society and annual conference of Indian Economic Association.

Pay Scale Arrears
Teachers submit memo to education secy
Chandigarh, August 25
A delegation of the DAV College Teachers' Union met the UT education secretary Ram Niwas here demanding the arrears of the new pay scale applicable from January 1, 2006, for teaching staff of aided colleges.

PUSU protests against delay in allotment of hostel
PUSU supporters protest outside the Panjab Chandigarh, August 25
Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) under the leadership of its president Udey Singh Wirring protested against delay in the release of second list of hostel allotment by PU authorities.

PUSU supporters protest outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor’s office on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

PSU to hold rally tomorrow
Bassi Pathana, August, 25
The Punjab Student's Union in a meeting held here today has decided to boycott classes and to organise a protest rally on August 27 all over the state in support of the demands of students.

450 saplings planted
Chandigarh, August 25
Students form a human chain to save environment at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on WednesdMCM, Sector 36 Environment Committee in collaboration with NSS and NCC groups organised a tree plantation drive in which more than 450 saplings of medicinal herbs were planted in the Rishi Vatika of the college. Santosh Kumar, Chief Conservator of Forest (IFS), was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Bikram Rana State liaison Officer NSS was the guest of honour at the event. The event was applauded by the likes of Saurabh Kumar, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests (IFS).
Students form a human chain to save environment at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Surprise Visit by DPI
GSSS-38 principal found absent, asked to explain
Chandigarh, August 25
Following a surprise inspection, DPI (S) PK Sharma, today sought an explanation from Baljinder Singh, principal of Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), 38 (W), for his reported “unexplained” absence during school hours.


‘Sexual Harassment’ by SP
Victim reaches Ambala on foot to meet Hooda
Ambala, August 25
Arvinder Kaur, resident of Yamunanagar, who started a foot march to meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to get justice today reached at Ambala Cantonment, Gobind Nagar Gurdwara, and met media persons.

Illegal colonies get demolition notices
abourers construct a pandal ahead of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal’s visitAmbala, August 25
Civic officials have finally woken up to the issue of unauthorised colonies that have mushroomed in the town. Notices have been issued to residents of over a dozen such colonies that have come up during the past four decades. The move is said to be a fallout of the recent floods that struck many illegal colonies situated on the banks of the Tangri river.
Labourers construct a pandal ahead of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal’s visit in Dera Bassi. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Fire in two Shops
Goods worth Rs 12 lakh gutted in Kalka
Kalka, August 25
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a fire incident at cotton grinding shop and grocery shop here last night.

GGSCMT students in PTU merit list
Kharar, August 25
Students of electrical engineering from Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology have secured positions in merit list of Punjab Technical University.

Students apprised of 4G mobile technology
Ropar, August 25
A guest lecture on 4G mobile technology was held at Institute of Management Studies, Bhaddal, for students of MCA and BCA.

Dearth of Civic Amenities
Residents pin hope on CM’s visit
Dera Bassi, August 25
The residents of Dera Bassi sub-division have high hopes with the visit of the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Tribune Impact
Finally, Dera Bassi to have new grain market
Dera Bassi, August 25
Dera Bassi will have a grain market in the open area of storage. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of the new grain market at Dhanouni village tomorrow.

Saplings distributed among students
Bassi Pathana, August 25
Members of Lions Club organised a function here today to mark the beginning of Vanamahotsava week.

Cleanliness drive only on paper
Stinking streets, stray animals bane of city
Ambala, August 25
Tall claims of the municipal corporation to make the city clean and green have fallen flat, as there seems to be no respite for residents of Durga Nagar, Sham Nagar, Azad Nagar, Kasturba Colony and Subhash Nagar.


Two-year jail for property dealer in molestation case
Panchkula, August 25
A local court today sentenced a Zirakpur-based property dealer to two-year-imprisonment for molesting a woman in 2009.


Pocket money of elderly enhanced
Chandigarh, August 25
The Chandigarh Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and Minorities Financial and Development Corporation Limited has enhanced the pocket money being given to inmates of the Old Age Home to Rs 500 per month from Rs 400.

Scooter stolen
Chandigarh, August 25
Harminder Kaur, a resident of Sector 41, complained to police that her Honda Activa scooter (PB-11-N-6101) had been stolen from Panjab University campus on Monday.

14-yr-old boy goes missing
Pulkit Chandigarh, August 25
A 14-year-old student of Mount Carmel School went missing under mysterious circumstances here today. The missing boy, identified as Pulkit, a resident of house no. 3323, Sector 32 D, left for school at 7.15 am.



Hockey Meet
Mohali school drub Ludhiana 5-1
A match in progress between Shivalik Academy, Moh Chandigarh, August 25
Shivalik Public School, Mohali, drubbed Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhaina, by five goals to one in the ONGC 9th SN Vohra Sub-Junior Under 14 Hockey Tournament being held at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.

A match in progress between Shivalik Academy, Mohali, and Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhiana, at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Sports Meet
SGGS College beat PU Campus in netball
Chandigarh, August 25
S.G.G.S. College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter College Netball (Men) Championship-2010-11, held on the campus grounds here today.

Kabaddi matches between India, Pak from Sept 13
Panchkula, August 25
The Haryana Olympic Association (HOA) and the Haryana Circle Kabaddi Association will organise the circle kabaddi exhibition series between India and Pakistan at various places in Haryana from September 13.

Bharti stars in gymnastics meet
Chandigarh, August 25
Bharti of SGGS College School, Sector 26, with 30.64 points has bagged the first position in the U-14 All-Round Best (Artistic) team event in the Inter-School Gymnastics held here today.

TT Meet
Sacred Heart, Bhavan Vidyalaya set up title clash
Chandigarh, August 25
Sacred Heart, Sector 26, and Bhavan Vidalaya, Sector 27, will clash in the final of the U-14 Girls Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament.


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