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Referral cases jack up maternal deaths at GMCH
Chandigarh, July 23
While Chandigarh can boast of having one of the lowest maternal mortality rates (MMR) in the country with 40 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, the absence of specialized emergency obstetric treatment in the city’s periphery and some neighbouring states has led to a marked rise in maternal deaths at Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, where most referral cases reach, to 500.

HUDA imposes enhancement fee in P’kula ext
Panchkula, July 23
With the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) imposing an enhancement fee for Sectors 25, 26, 27 and 28 in Panchkula extension, thousands of residents of these areas will now have to shell out sums between Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.


School kids hurt as drunk driver takes wrong turn
Chandigarh, July 23
A class II student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, was injured and four others had a narrow escape when the autorickshaw ferrying them turned over after hitting a car near the PGI here this morning. The auto driver was drunk and took a wrong turn, hitting a car coming from the opposite direction. The auto-rickshaw turned over after the collision.

Mastermind of PGI admission scam declared PO
Chandigarh, July 23
Almost 10 months after the PGI admission scam rocked the city, the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM’s) court today declared the mastermind, Gaurav Shalin, as a proclaimed offender (PO).


Homeless, students eye satellite towns
Chandigarh, July 23
A student at one of the paying guest accomodation in Chandigarh. The UT administration’s decision to crackdown on illegal paying guests has spread panic among thousands of students residing in the PG accommodations across the city. In the absence of adequate hostel facility, the fear of getting homeless has lead students to look for alternatives and even shift to the neighbouring satellite towns.

A student at one of the paying guest accomodation in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

No increase in reserved price of residential plots
Mohali, July 23
Owing to few takers for residential plots in the last two auctions, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has not increased the reserved price of residential plots being put under the hammer in the forthcoming two-day auction of residential and commercial property being held at Mohali on August 23 and 24.

Rain brings respite from sultry conditions
Chandigarh, July 23
Heavy rains that lashed the tricity today brought much-needed respite from the hot and humid conditions prevailing in the region.The city recorded 38.4 mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours.

Notice issued to admn, police, MC
Chandigarh, July 23
A local court issued notice to the UT Administration, the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Police on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Panchkula-based couple seeking directions to take steps to deal with the stray cattle menace.

MC Commissioner inspects schools
Chandigarh, July 23
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Commissioner Prerna Puri accompanied by Additional Commissioner Sunil Bhatia today inspected three city primary schools falling under purview of the Municipal Corporation.

Chilling out

Young girls enjoy the cool breeze and drizzle at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Young girls enjoy the cool breeze and drizzle at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Hotelier succumbs to injuries
Panchkula, July 23
Panchkula hotelier Gaurav, who was dumped at Pinjore village after being set on fire by unidentified persons, died at the PGI late last night. With this the difficulties of the district police in identifying the accused seems to have been multiplied as Gaurav died before he could tell anything abut the incident. “In the absence of any clue about the accused it will not be an easy task for the police to crack the case,” said a senior police official.

P’kula-based doctors get respite
Panchkula, July 23
In a relief to the doctors of a Panchkula-based private clinic, the state consumer disputes redressal commission had stayed the order of the district consumer disputes redressal forum wherein Arogya Dham Kshar Sutra and Panchkarma Centre, Sector 12-A, Panchkula, was directed to pay Rs 48,000 to the complainant for wrong medication.

Rs 5,000 fine slapped on Syndicate Bank for harassing pensioner
Panchkula, July 23
The district consumer disputes redressal forum has slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 upon Syndicate Bank, Sector 11, Panchkula, for harassing a pensioner having his account in the bank. The bank first had deducted Rs 45,448 from his pension account on the direction of the employer without informing him and later refused to return the money.

Politicians woo rural population
Mohali, July 23
Enrolment of applicants for the Unique Identity Card (UID) is offering political parties an ideal opportunity to woo the voters in the wake of the forthcoming assembly elections. The politicians, especially of the ruling SAD regime, are making it a point to install more machines in Jagatpura slum areas, leaving the urban electorate fuming.

CBI opposes defence plea for witness list
Panchkula, July 23
The CBI counsel today opposed the demand raised by the defence counsel of providing the list of witnesses in the murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati in 2002.

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Rainwater enters houses in Lalru
Lalru, July 23
The downpour today created a flood like situation at Lalru village and Lalru mandi. Rainwater had entered the houses of the residents in the absence of proper drainage system.

Woman levels rape charge against husband
Kharar, July 23
A Gillco Valley area resident has alleged that her husband married her without seeking divorce from his first wife and marrying yet another woman without her knowledge.

Institute awarded
Dera Bassi, July 23
Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges has won an award, “Best ICT Enabled Higher Education Institute of the Year”, for imparting technical education to rural and sub-rural youth. This award was given during the World Education Summit 2011 in New Delhi recently.


Gang of criminals busted
Chandigarh, July 23
The crime branch of the police has arrested five persons and claimed to have solved five cases of snatching, auto lifting and burglary.The accused, Raju, Krishan, Yogesh, Avtar Singh and Sanjay, were sent to judicial custody for 14 days.


Stunt cyclists have a wheelie good time
Rider Manu Chauhan performs a stunt at the Sukhna Lake on Saturday. Chandigarh, July 23
La Sovereign Bicycles, an Indo-Thai joint venture, organised an enthralling cycling stunt show at the Sukhna Lake here today in a bid to promote the sport and to create awareness on the need to save the lake.

Rider Manu Chauhan performs a stunt at the Sukhna Lake on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Cricket tourney from Sept 15
Chandigarh : The 18th edition of 11-day All India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament would be held from September 15. The tournament, to be held under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association, would be held atvarious venues. in the tricity. — TNS

City girl enters final of national snooker tourney
Chandigarh, July 23
Saniya Arif, a student of Carmel Convent, Sector 9, created history by entering the finals of Junior Girls (under 21) in the 78th National Billiards and Snooker Championship being held at Chennai. Arif defeated second seed Keerath Bandal of Delhi in a thrilling encounter.

T20 meet from Aug 15
Panchkula, July 23
The first Chandigarh Tricity Twenty-20 League Cricket Championship for under-16 boys will be held from August 15.This was stated by newly elected chairman of the Chandigarh Twenty-20 Cricket Association, affiliated with the Indian Twenty-20 Federation (ITCF), after an election meeting.


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