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Govt houses
HC vacates stay on allotment
UT told to provide accommodation only as per rules, seniority
Chandigarh, March 10
Government accommodation in the city will now be allotted strictly in accordance with the prevailing rules as well as on the basis of seniority of employees.

Retention of govt houses by IAS, IPS officers
Admn set to act tough
Chandigarh, March 10
The Chandigarh Administration is all set to crack the whip on the questionable practice of allowing IAS and IPS officers from Punjab and Haryana on deputation to the Union Territory to de-earmark to themselves and retain houses alloted to them even after repatriation.




City heading for water crisis again this summer
Chandigarh, March 10
With the city recording a shortfall of about 18 to 33 million gallons per day (mgd) of water, residents can expect considerable hardship once summer sets in about a month-and-a-half from now. Against the current demand of between 105 to 120 mgd for a population of about 1.2 million, the total availability of water in the city is only 87 mgd - a shortfall of between 18 to 33 mgd. The peak summer months (May and June) are likely to witness the demand touching 120 mgd.


‘2 lakh kidney failure cases reported every year’
Chandigarh, March 10
It is estimated that approximately two lakh patients are diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or terminal kidney failure every year in India.

New system has BSNL subscribers fuming over bills
Chandigarh, March 10
The state-owned telecom company is surely giving a tough time to several subscribers this year. Thanks to the problems, which officials dub as a “technical glitch”, in the implementation of a new billing system.

The rose garden of Panjab University being spruced up on the eve of the Rose festival of the university on Thursday.
The rose garden of Panjab University being spruced up on the eve of the Rose festival of the university on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Booth Scam: Memo submitted to Governor
Chandigarh, March 10 Social Campaign Against Mis-information (SCAM) in a memorandum-cum-demand notice submitted to the UT Administrator and four senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration stated that “The PS Shergill report violates all elementary procedures of law, natural justice and is actuated by malafide and bias.

3 schoolkids hurt as bus rams into tree
Panchkula, March 10
Three schoolchildren were injured, one of them seriously, when the bus they were travelling in hit a tree in Sector 8 here on Thursday. More than 35 students of the DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7 were in the schoolbus at the time of the accident.

CBI gives clean chit to former SHO
Chandigarh, March 10
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has given a clean chit to Inspector Dilsher Singh Chandel, former SHO of the Industrial Area Police Station in a graft case.

Mohali civil hospital in race to get accreditation
Mohali, March 10
Efforts are on to give a makeover to the Civil Hospital and to improve its services in order to get accreditation from the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH).

Aanganwari workers demand pay hike
Panchkula, March 10
Demanding a raise in salary and appointment on regular basis, the Aanganwari Workers and Helpers Union held a protest in Sector 4 here today. Thousands of members of the association from different parts of the state reached here to participate in the agitation.


Syndicate Meeting
UBS prof repatriated to parent dept
Chandigarh, March 10
A special Syndicate meeting of Panjab University today repatriated Manoj Kumar, a professor in University Business School (UBS), to his parent department from the department of evening studies, where he was shifted seven years ago for allegedly fudging data to gain higher grading among the business schools of India.

Students with their faces painted strike a pose during the youth festival ‘Jalsa’ at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Colours of Passion: Students with their faces painted strike a pose during the youth festival ‘Jalsa’ at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

PU students to light up lives of visually impaired
Chandigarh, March 10
Living up to its motto of “Padho aur Padhao” and leaving behind socially relevant features, Panjab University community radio has gone a step ahead. Coming to the aid of hundreds of visually impaired students pursuing higher studies in various city colleges, the university students have started recording audio books for the forthcoming audio library.

From Schools & Colleges
Yoga meet
CHANDIGARH: Ashish Gahlawat, a student of Class XII of GMSSS, MHC, Mani Majra, performed outstandingly in the Asian Yoga Championship organised by the Yoga Federation of Thailand from January 22 to January 23 in Pattaya, Thailand. Ashish proved his mettle in the championship by winning the first prize in rhythmic yoga, second in artistic yoga and fourth in artistic pair yoga events.


Youth dragged out of hospital, assaulted
Ambala, March 10
Despite a police post in the vicinity of the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, a patient was forcefully taken away by a group of youths last night from the emergency ward.

Missing children case
Father alleges police inaction
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 10
A resident of Kotla Dadheri village near Mandi Gobindgarh today alleged police inaction in the case of his two missing children.

The recovery van, which was towing a Haryana roadways bus, overturned on the Ramgarh-Panchkula road on Thursday.
Rescuer turns victim: The recovery van, which was towing a Haryana roadways bus, overturned on the Ramgarh-Panchkula road on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Water supply union supports protesting safai sewaks
Civic condition of town to worsen further
Bassi Pathana, March 10
Due to the ongoing strike of municipal safai sewaks from the past three days, the civic condition in the town had worsened as heaps of garbage could be seen in every nook and corner.

Murder case of woman
Police still gropes in dark
Patiala, March 10
Following the inability on the part of the Civil Lines police station in cracking the murder case of a woman, who was murdered on January 25, the city police had shifted the investigations to the a special investigation team (SIT). However, no one from the SIT wanted to take the responsibility of the case.

Motorcyclist killed in accident 
Dera Bassi, March 10
A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a road accident near here last night. The deceased was identified as Sukhbir Singh, a resident of Bhagwanpur.


Consumer commission revises forum’s order against co.
Chandigarh, March 10
The UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has revised an order where the district forum had directed New India Assurance Company to pay Rs 1,21,065 to a Ferozepur resident as reimbursement for the expenses incurred on the treatment.


Gangrape case: Three get 10-year imprisonment
The three guilty in the Kalka gangrape case in police custody in Panchkula on Thursday.Panchkula, March 10
A Panchkula court awarded 10-year imprisonment to the three accused in the Kalka gangrape case here today. The three accused Vikram Chaudhary, Madan Yadav and Sumit, all residents of Uttar Pradesh were convicted by the court on Tuesday.

The three guilty in the Kalka gangrape case in police custody in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

2 constables hurt in road mishap
Chandigarh, March 10
Two UT police constables sustained minor injuries in a mishap near the Chandigarh Club here this evening. The incident took place in Sector 3 around 5.30 pm.

One arrested with charas
Chandigarh, March 10
The operation cell of the UT police arrested one person and recovered 1.5 kg contraband from his possession. The accused has been identified as 28-year-old Surinder Kumar, a resident of SAS Nagar, who hails from Bihar.

Motorist’s false claims laid bare by cops;
Zirakpur, March 10
A red beacon light, black film on the windows and “Ministry of Finance” printed across the numberplate - the SUV gave the impression of the motorists being “someone important”. It was only when the Zirakpur police asked for the papers of the vehicle from the driver Amanpreet Singh that the facts came to light.


5 city lads make it to list of probables
Chandigarh, March 10
Five lads of the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) have made it to the list of probables of junior (U-16) Indian soccer team.

Parveen first in shot put event
Chandigarh March 10
Parveen, secured first position in the shot put event during the 64th Annual Athletics Meet of the PEC University of Technology here today. Bharat Handu secured second position.

Amandeep, Pooja declared best athletes 
Sanghol (Bassi Pathana), March 10
Vivekanand House was declared overall winners, whereas Tagore House secured the second position in the fifth annual athletics meet at Smt Jawala Devi College of Education, Sanghol.

Fencing academy at GMSSS-10
Chandigarh, March 10
The UT Education department will establish a fencing academy for the city fencers at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, here.


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