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Three-year-old boy dies at nursing home
Family members of three-year-old Vikas (inset) grieve after he died at a nursing home in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Saturday.Chandigarh, July 9
Vikas, a three-year-old child, died at a nursing home here today after he was given general anaesthesia before being operated for a fracture in his elbow. The child allegedly died within seconds of being administered the anaesthesia.

IRREPARABLE LOSS Family members of three-year-old Vikas (inset) grieve after he died at a nursing home in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Being ferried to GMSH in ambulance? Watch out!
Chandigarh, July 9
Patients being ferried by a fleet of ambulances at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, seem to be at a risk. The authorities at the hospital have found that 10 drivers engaged by them are not qualified for the job as none of them possess the mandatory certificates and qualification to run the emergency services.


Local boy wins silver at Special Olympics
Chandigarh, July 9
Local boy Manpreet has made the city proud by winning a silver medal during the Special Olympics, held in Athens from June 25 to July 4.

No silt removed from Sukhna Lake this year
Chandigarh, July 9
In contrast to removing a record 108 lakh cubic feet (lcf) last year, the UT Administration’s engineering department did not remove any silt from the Sukhna Lake this summer. Reason: “We did not find space in the lake from where we can remove silt,” said a senior UT engineering department official.


Electric crematorium fated to ‘silent death’
Chandigarh, July 9
To fulfil the last wish of Amitoj Singh to be cremated in the electric crematorium, his father Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Sector 45, and his dear ones had to go through trauma today as there was no electricity at the Sector 25 crematorium.

Accused threatened us, say Victims’ kin
Panchkula, July 9
High drama was witnessed at the Sector 10 police post here this evening as the parents and relatives of injured Pankaj Chaudhary and Sarthak, who had been allegedly assaulted by about 12 youths, led by a municipal councillor’s son, today alleged that the accused threatened them while in police custody.

Youths tease woman, thrash husband
Panchkula, July 9
High drama was witnessed in Pallavi Hotel, Sector 5, late last night when a few youths beat up a resident of Mani Majra. He exchanged heated arguments with the youths as they were teasing his wife, as a result they beat him up.

Allowances for pre-Independence awardees up
Chandigarh, July 9
The Centre has increased the amount of the award money being given to the pre-Independence awardees. These gallantry awards were given to the Indian soldiers for their actions in operations, including the two World Wars, around the globe as part of the British Empire.

A scene from the play ‘Arbad Narbad Dhundukara’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. ‘Moh maalve da’, a big draw
Chandigarh, July 9
The Malwa Cultural and Social Welfare Society presented the 18th edition of their annual programme “Moh maalve da” at the Tagore Theatre here today.

A scene from the play ‘Arbad Narbad Dhundukara’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

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Principals express concern over affiliation issue
Chandigarh, July 9
From discussing regularisation of fee structure to uploading crucial statistics related to inspection in colleges, all hitches being faced by affiliated colleges were today thrashed out at Panjab University.

PU releases admission schedule
Chandigarh, July 9
Panjab University (PU) has released the admission schedule for various departments.

Online admission website launched
Chandigarh, July 9
The website for online admission for BEd from Panjab University, Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and Chitkara University, http://bedadmissions.puchd.ac.in, was launched at the computer centre of Panjab University today.

Centre’s nod a boost to education
Chandigarh, July 9
After waiting for almost a decade, Chandigarh may recruit regular lecturers in five government colleges.


Computer teachers block highway
Kharar, July 9
Computer teachers from various districts of Punjab blocked the national highway here today for nearly two hours.

Residents protest apathy of doctors, medical staff
Bassi Pathana, July 9
Residents of the town staged a dharna and blocked traffic on the Chandigarh road to protest against the working and the attitude of the staff and doctors of the local Civil Hospital.


Man involved in vehicle thefts, burglaries held
Chandigarh, July 9
The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested Rinku, alias Vivek, a resident of Zulamgarh in Panchkula district, for his involvement in various cases of vehicle thefts and burglaries in the city.

48-yr-old ends life
Chandigarh, July 9
A 48-year-old vegetable seller Shri Dhar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Ramdarbar, Phase II, today.

Suman case: SIT to prepare charge sheet
Chandigarh, July 9
The police today constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to look after the investigations and prepare the charge sheet in the infamous Suman case. The three-member SIT comprises Inspector Ranjodh Singh, SHO of the Police Station Central, Sector 17, Chandigarh and Sub-Inspectors Ram Prakash and Mehr Kaur.

19-year-old girl hangs herself to death at Dhakoli
Zirakpur, July 9
A 19-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her uncle’s house at MS Enclave, Dhakoli village, here this morning. The deceased was identified as Pinki, hailing from Bhardurgarh in Uttar Pradesh.


CLTA-AITA Series: Rimpledeep, Hardeep lift U-16 Titles
Hardeep plays a shot during the CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, July 9
Punjab’s Hardeep Singh Sandhu and Rimpledeep Kaur lifted the boys and girls’ under-16 trophy in the CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament being held at the CLTA grounds here today.

Hardeep plays a shot during the CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Arunima, Anubhav lead with 2 points
Chandigarh, July 9
Arunima Goyal of Sacred Heart School, Anubhav Tuknayat of Vivek High and Tejas Nagpal of St Kabir School are leading with two points each after the end of the second round of the Chandigarh Under-17 (boys and girls) Chess Championship being held at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

Hockey coach Jasbir dead
Chandigarh, July 9
The sudden demise of hockey coach Jasbir Singh Bajwa (55) has sent a wave of shock in the local hockey arena.


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