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Callous attitude of cops, hospital to fore
Cyclist hit by scooter succumbs to injuries
Karfew with the picture of his father Prajapati, who died in an accident.
Chandigarh, September 7
The death of a 60-year-old man riding a bicycle, who was seriously injured in a road accident yesterday, once again revealed the manner in which the police and hospitals function in dealing with such incidents. Narrating the ordeal, the victim’s son Karfew Singh told TNS that the doctors treating his father told him around 4.30 pm that his father Sukhal Praja Pati had died.

Karfew with the picture of his father Prajapati, who died in an accident. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Court orders status quo
Land acquisition for Mullanpur residential urban estate
Chandigarh, September 7
Nearly four months after a notification was issued under Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act declaring that approximately 420 acres in Mohali district were required for the Mullanpur residential urban estate, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the maintenance of status quo.


Rape victim’s granny moves court for abortion
Chandigarh, September 7
While the UT administration is yet to take a decision on whether to allow medical termination of pregnancy of a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly raped, the latter’s grandmother has moved an application in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Anshul Berry requesting the court to direct the police to have the abortion conducted. The girl was an inmate of Snehalaya, a home for destitute children in the city.

Close call for AI passengers at city airport
Chandigarh, September 7
The 153 passengers aboard the Air India Mumbai-Delhi-Chandigarh flight narrowly escaped a disaster at the city’s airport today when an eagle got entangled in the front undercarriage of the aircraft that had landed safely earlier and was taxiing towards the terminal building. However, none of the passengers was hurt.

Hoax caller tracked
Mohali, September 7
After two days of effort, cops of the police control room (PCR) today finally tracked down the hoax bomb caller, Pawan Pandey, a resident of Badmajra village.

Auto dealer in soup for selling old car
Chandigarh, September 7
The police has booked the deputy general manager (DGM) and two sales executives of Lally Automobiles in Industrial Area, Phase I, on the charges of selling an old accidental Honda City car to a Sector 56-based woman.

MC asks GMADA to channelise N-choe
Mohali, September 7
The Municipal Council here has demanded that the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) should channelise the N-choe before handing it over to the civic body for maintenance as the council is short of funds and also lacks adequate infrastructure. The choe passing through various parts of the town was cleaned by GMADA after The Tribune carried out a campaign highlighting the issue. A sum of Rs 20 lakh was spent on cleaning the choe about three months ago after which the civic body was asked to take over the maintenance work.


Strike halts life in city
Chandigarh, September 7
The one-day strike by various trade unions against price rise and privatisation hit normal life in several parts of the city with transport services being severely affected. Commuters had a harrowing time as buses of the state-run transport corporations, including the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the Punjab Roadways, remained off road for the major part of the day.
Different trade unions take out a rally at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Different trade unions take out a rally at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Photo: S. Chandan

No work at Central govt offices
Chandigarh, September 7
Work in various Central government offices and some public sector banks across the city was hit as hundreds of employees joined the one-day nationwide strike called by trade unions to protest against price rise.

Laser fountain
High cost irks councillors
Chandigarh, September 7
A delegation of the BJP-SAD and nominated councillors of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today submitted a complaint to the UT Home Secretary against the MC authorities for spending crores on the installation of a mega laser fountain in Sector 17.

Vehicle registration a tall task for residents
Chandigarh, September 7
Contrary to its claims of speedy delivery of documents pertaining to registration of vehicles, the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) seems to be on sticky ground as applicants are forced to go empty handed.

Sector welfare body takes MC to task
Chandigarh, September 7
The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) at its meeting here on Sunday expressed its serious concern for the improper functioning of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) as a service provider.

Police Complaints Authority runs into rough weather
AA Siddiqui, a former DGP of Punjab, has expressed his unwillingness to be member of the authority
Chandigarh, September 7
The nascent Police Complaints Authority (PCA), aimed at creating a grievance redress system against police high-handedness for the general public, has run into rough weather.

Retired police officials honoured
Chandigarh, September 7
The Chandigarh Police today organised a welfare function at the multipurpose hall in Police Lines, Sector 26, to honour retired police officials.

Schoolchildren share a laugh while waiting for buses, which never came due to the national-level strike by various trade unions in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Schoolchildren share a laugh while waiting for buses, which never came due to the national-level strike by various trade unions in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Labour Strike
Commuters a harassed lot
Panchkula, September 7
In response to the nationwide labour strike called by various trade unions, banks and employees of the electricity board observed a complete strike here today.

Order on Attachment
High drama at LAC office in GMADA
Mohali, September 7
High drama prevailed at the office of the Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) when an evacuee, Raghbir Singh, got court orders for attachment of the official car of the LAC, 50 ceiling fans, 100 tables, 150 chairs, 10 air conditioners and other office furniture from Ropar Additional Session Judge after the collector failed to pay enhanced land compensation of Rs 32 lakh against the land in Mauli village acquired in 2001 from Sectors 76 to 80.

Hawala Money Case
IT dept to probe
Mohali, September 7
A day after the Punjab excise department seized hawala money worth Rs 35 lakh, the case has been handed over to the investigation wing of the income tax department. An official of the income tax department today visited Mohali to probe the matter. The hawala money has also been handed over to the income tax department.

Excise officals count Hawala money seized at Phase I, Mohali, on Monday night. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Big Haul
Excise officals count Hawala money seized at Phase I, Mohali, on Monday night.

Recruitment of constables
3,000 turn up for physical test
Chandigarh, September 7
As many as 3,000 aspiring constables yesterday turned up for the physical ability test at the Police Lines, Sector 26, to fill 1,200 posts in the Chandigarh Police.

World Nutrition Week
Healthy food items on display
Mohali, September 7
As part of the World Nutrition Week (September 1-7), an exhibition on various nutritious foods was inaugurated by Ashish Bhatia, regional director, Fortis Healthcare here yesterday.

BSNL extends free SIM scheme
Chandigarh, September 7
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Punjab circle, has extended the promotional scheme for their mobile subscribers.

800 examined at health camp
Chandigarh, September 7
On the occasion of the insurance week celebrations, Life Insurance Company of India, Chandigarh division, held a free health check-up camp at Government High School, Sector 25, here yesterday.


Recruitment of SSA teachers outsourced to PU
Chandigarh, September 7
With discrepancies lately having become an inseparable part of all its recruitment drives, the UT Education Department has entrusted the latest recruitment of SSA teachers to Panjab University.

PUTA demands faculty grievances cell
Chandigarh, September 7
In its first demand charter after elections, Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) requested the Vice-Chancellor to create a faculty grievances cell.

Healthcare mela by PU students
Chandigarh, September 7
Postgraduate students of public health, Institute of Emerging Areas in Science and Technology, Panjab University, organised a “Healthcare mela” at Radhakrishan Sidh Mandir.

1,500 shortlisted for minority scholarship scheme
Last year’s candidates still await benefits
Chandigarh, September 7
The UT education department has shortlisted around 1,500 candidates for the Central government’s minority scholarship scheme, notwithstanding the fact that the last year candidates are yet to reap the benefits.

‘Varsity erroneously calculated administrative experience of candidates’
Chandigarh, September 7
The recruitment of assistant registrars at Panjab University has now caught the attention of a local RTI activist, RK Singla, who claims that the administrative experience of two candidates was erroneously calculated by the university.


Bassi Pathana gets new DSP
Bassi Pathana. September 7
Satinder Pal Singh today assumed charge as the new Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Bassi Pathana. He replaced Rajwinder Singh Sohal, who has been transferred to Mohali.

Woman thrashed to death, son held
Ropar, September 7
A 30-year-old youth, Surinder Singh Rupa, who allegedly killed his mother last evening, was arrested today.

Suicide Case
Kin seek action against accused, block road
Ambala, September 7
Agitated relatives of deceased Satish Kumar demonstrated before the police post No. 4 at Ambala City this afternoon to protest against the negligent attitude of the police.

Woman held with fake currency, opium
Patiala, September 7
The Patiala police has claimed to have recovered fake currency worth Rs 1.77 lakh and five kg opium from a 35-year-old woman, identified as Harvinder Kaur alias Jassi. Giving this information, Patiala SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill said the police arrested Harvinder during a special checking drive near the Bus Stand of Chahal village, Bhadson, in Patiala district.


Vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, September 7
A car and a motorcycle were stolen from the different parts of the city. Sanju, a resident of Sector 40, filed a complaint with the police alleging that someone had stolen her Maruti car (CH-01-Z-3783) from her residence during the intervening night of September 3 and 4.


Football: IFA, Mahilpur academy enter semis
Chandigarh, September 7
The 8th Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Under-17 Football Tournament saw its semifinalists today. In the top-four bracket, Gorkha Training Centre (GTC), Shillong; Indian Football Association (IFA), Kolkata; Mahilpur Football Academy and Mohun Bagan of Kolkata will vie for the top honours.
Players in action during a football match at 
Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
Players in action during a football match at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

NCC sailing expedition ends
Chandigarh, September 7
The 12-day sailing expedition organised by Chandigarh Naval NCC Unit culminated with Additional Director General NCC, Maj Gen MS flagging-in the contingent at the Sukhna Lake here today.
Major General Mohabat Singh Virk, Additional Director General, NCC, along with cadets at the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Major General Mohabat Singh Virk, Additional Director General, NCC, along with cadets at the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU get better of Khalsa College
Chandigarh, September 7
Panjab University Campus got the better of GN Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, by 11-8 in the Panjab University Inter-College Softball (Women) Tournament on league basis being played on PU ground here today.

Boxing meet from Sept 18
Chandigarh, September 7
The 25th Sub-Junior Men and 6th Sub-Junior Women Chandigarh State Boxing Championship will be held at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, from September 18 and 19 here.

Saupin’s on winning spree
Chandigarh, September 7
Continuing their winning spree, hosts Saupin’s-32 beat Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 (GNPS-36) by six wickets in the Inter-School Saupin’s Gold Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Banyan Tree School’s ground, Sector 48, here today.

NS Sidhu’s XI score 149 for 2
Chandigarh, September 7
NS Sidhu’s XI put on 149 for two in their second innings in reply to IS Bindra’s XI first innings total of 287 all out on the penultimate day in Emerging Players Tournament for Umesh Kumar Trophy at LIC Cricket Ground here today.

Sports academy at The Millennium School
Mohali, September 7
In an effort to promote sports, The Millennium School started its own sports academy on the school premises, Sector 69, here today.


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