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15 girls, not 4, were molested by music teacher: report
Panchkula, July 10
Though the Panchkula court has framed molestation charges against a music teacher of Army Public School in Chandimandir for molesting four girls, in the internal investigation report, conducted by the school authorities, it was found that there were not four but 15 girls of class V who were molested by the teacher.

Rashly driven car snuffs out two lives
Dera Bassi, July 10
A rashly driven car killed two youths near Dera Bassi this evening.As per information, the two youths, who were employed in Cristal factory at Gholumajra, were on a footpath when they were hit by a Santro car coming from the Ambala side.


Fate of 40 city-bound passengers not known
Chandigarh, July 10
Relatives of passengers of Kalka-Howrah Mail, which derailed in Uttar Pradesh, enquire abot thewell-being of their realtives at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. The fate of the 40 Chandigarh-bound passengers on the ill-fated Kalka Mail, which derailed in Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh, this morning, killing 35 people, remained unknown till late this evening.

ANXIOUS MOMENTS Relatives of passengers of Kalka-Howrah Mail, which derailed in Uttar Pradesh, enquire abot thewell-being of their realtives at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. Tribune photo Vinay Malik

Police clears 4,000 complaints in a jiffy
Chandigarh, July 10
Waking up from its slumber after five years, the UT police claims to have cleared over 4,000 complaints which had been pending with it since 2006 in just five months.

Haryana Govt dwarfs big achievement
Panchkula, July 10
Everester Sunita Singh Chokan might have scaled the highest peak in the world, but she is dejected due to the apathy of the state government, which has failed to notice her achievement and provide her with a job.

5 booked for making fake VAT forms
Rajpura, July 10
The Rajpura police have booked five persons, including a woman and an employee of the excise department, for preparing fake VAT (value added tax) forms, to be filled at various entry barriers while importing or exporting material.


City still ‘El Dorado’ for Haryana babus
Chandigarh, July 10
While the middle-rung officers of the Haryana Civil Services (HCS) may be wary of joining the UT administration, in the backdrop of alleged involvement of two senior officers of the Haryana cadre in the alleged irregularities in the allotment of land to major companies for the setting up of mega projects, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana continues to be an “El Dorado” for aspirants for the prestigious post of the UT Home Secretary.

UT should have own cadre for civil services
Chandigarh has evolved over the years from a sleepy city to a metropolitan city. The population has grown by leaps and bounds.However, the administrative structure remains dominated by officials on deputation from Haryana, Punjab and the Centre.

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A child enjoys hoimself on a swing on a pleaseant evening in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A child enjoys hoimself on a swing on a pleaseant evening in Chandigarh on Sunday.Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Toll-free call centre for voters soon
Chandigarh, July 10
Voters in the Union Territory, Punjab and Haryana need not to stand in long queues to redress their grievances as the UT Election Department is all set to begin a toll-free call centre.

Collector rates set to go up by 25 pc
Chandigarh, July 10
The collector rates for charging stamp duty in the UT are likely to be increased by around 25 per cent shortly.The Chandigarh administration had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of UT Additional Deputy Commissioner ML Sharma for recommendations regarding revision in the existing collector rates.

Medical fraternity flays arrest of two doctors
Chandigarh, July 10
Reacting sharply to the arrest of two doctors, the medical fraternity termed the incident a contempt of court on part of the local police and decided to raise the issue at the higher level so that the interest of medical practitioners can be protected.

Kaushalya water for Panchkula soon
Panchkula, July 10
To end water crisis in Panchkula, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has finally started work on laying a water pipeline from the Kaushalya Dam at Pinjore to Panchkula.

Shoppers give tough time to commuters, traffic cops
Zirakpur, July 10
Traffic came to a standstill at most intersections of the town today, causing harassment to daily commuters.For covering a distance that generally took five minutes, at least an hour was required. Traffic cops had a tough time in managing traffic outside the Paras Downtown Square.

Youth killed in accident
Panchkula, July 10
A 22-year-old youth, MBA student Mankaran, was killed on the spot and another seriously injured in a head-on collision between a Swift car and a canter on National Highway 73 here this evening.

HUDA working on extra parking space
Panchkula, July 10
Shopping is generally believed to be fun, but it is a nightmare for shoppers to park their vehicles in parking lots, which generally remain full during the daytime.HUDA will soon create extra parking space in the rear of showrooms in the town, which generally remain encroached upon by migrant labourers.

Consumer forum raps LIC for claim denial
Chandigarh, July 10
In a significant order with far-reaching consequences, the UT Consumer Forum has ruled that lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes and arthritis cannot be dubbed “pre-existing diseases” for denial of claims by insurance companies.

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Uncertainty prevails over fee revision issue
Chandigarh, July 10
Despite being the most talked about issue among student organisations on campus in a run-up to student council poll, uncertainty prevails over the decision of fee revision in certain courses offered at Panjab University affiliated colleges.

Sports quota: Trials to fill seats concludes
Chandigarh, July 10
The trials for filling up of seats against sports quota seats at Panjab University concluded here yesterday.According to information, a total of 541 applicants applied for the seats under sports quota, however, only 342 sportspersons appeared for the trials.


Victim’s parents, villagers protest
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 10
Parents of a newlywed woman, allegedly killed for not bringing enough dowry, today protested against the casual approach of the Zirakpur police in not arresting the family members involved in the harassment of their daughter.

Punjab’s education policy draft ready
Bassi Pathana, July 10
There is no policy with the education department and its affairs are being run in an arbitrary manner. This was stated by Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan while addressing a seminar organised by the local education department here yesterday.

Six computer teachers booked
Kharar, July 10
The Kharar police today booked six computer teachers and 250 unidentified persons for disrupting traffic near Khanpur on Friday.


3 accused acquitted
Chandigarh, July 10
As the victim turned hostile, a local court here yesterday acquitted three accused in connection with rape case, dates back to September, 2010.The court acquitted Lakhbir, Gurcharan and Gurmeet, all residents of Muktsar.

Chain snatched
Zirakpur, July 10
Two youths riding a motorcycle snatched a gold chain from Neena Saroj, a resident of Baltana in Zirakpur, here this morning.The incident occurred around 6:30 am when she was standing in front of her house.

Jewellery, valuables stolen from Sec-30 house
Chandigarh, July 10
Thieves decamped with gold jewellery and other valuables from a house in Sector 30 last night. Mohinder Singh reported to the police that thieves took away a gold chain, earrings, two gold bangles, three mobile phones, a passbook and some clothes.


MC seeks nod for sports facilities in 4 sectors
A basketball court set up in a residential area at Sector 35, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, July 10
Buoyed by the success of a pilot project in Sector 35, involving the construction of basketball and badminton courts on a barren piece of land, the municipal corporation has identified four more sectors — 22, 41, 43 and 46 — for conversion of waste land into playing fields.

A basketball court set up in a residential area at Sector 35, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh chauhan

Tejas, Arunima pocket U-17 chess titles
Participants plan their next move during a chess competition at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, July 10
Tejas Nagpal of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, and Arunima Goyal of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the Chandigarh boys and girls’ (U-17) chess championship title held at St Xavier’s Senior School, Sector 44, here today.

Participants plan their next move during a chess competition at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Kandhari is gymnastics body chief
Chandigarh, July 10
The annual general meeting of the Chandigarh Gymnastics Association was held here today.Jaspal Singh Kandhari was unanimously elected president for the third term, while Inderjt Singh was elected general secretary for the second term of the association.


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