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PU VC in the line of fire
Chandigarh, July 31
The attitude of Panjab University (PU) in filling key administrative posts came in for severe criticism during the Syndicate meeting here this evening. The Vice-Chancellor came in the line of fire for the persistent delay in the filling of key posts.

Vehicles of food joints impounded
Chandigarh, July 31
In a drive against home delivery vehicles of major food joints, the enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today challaned about 70 vehicles.
Two-wheelers of various food outlets which were impounded by the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Sunday. Two-wheelers of various food outlets which were impounded by the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


CT scanner at GMCH non-functional for over a week
Chandigarh, July 31
The CT (computed tomography) scan machine in the emergency wing of Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, has not been working since more than a week. To make the matters worse incoming patients are not informed about the facility being nonfunctional and made to wait long hours before being referred to PGI.

MC recruitment drive will have to wait
Chandigarh, July 31
The massive recruitment drive by the Municipal Corporation (MC) to recruit about 4,000 employees to take care of the new departments transferred by the UT Administration to the civic body will have to wait till next year.

Met sees less rain this monsoon
Chandigarh, July 31
The tricity is expected to receive less rainfall during this monsoon season as compared to that in the previous year when 1,178 millimeters of rain was recorded in June-September.


Where even basic amenities terminate!
Chandigarh, July 30
While the Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 43 was conceived as a state-of-the-art facility, it has failed to live up to its reputation as even the most basic amenities are lacking there. Inadequate parking space, unkempt platforms and overcharging by auto-rickshaw drivers are some of the many problems visitors face on a daily basis.

Broken tiles dot the ISBT-43, making it tough for people to walk on the floor.
Broken tiles dot the ISBT-43, making it tough for people to walk on the floor.

Vehicles parked in a no-parking zone.
Vehicles parked in a no-parking zone. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Illegal  PG accommodation
Fear of crackdown prompts landlords to act
Chandigarh, July 30
The fear of crackdown by the UT administration as part of their intensive campaign against landlords illegally renting out their premises to paying guests (PGs) in the city has forced them to get verification forms filled by the occupants.

Co-ordination blues in Mohali
Mohali, July 31
Due to lack of co-ordination between the district administration, the police and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), the business of unregistered paying guest (PG) accommodation is thriving here.

Workers found laying pipes illegally
Chandigarh, July 31
A team of the municipal corporation detected the illegal laying of pipes near the road separating Sectors 28 and 29 this evening.

Admn should have rules in place 
Chandigarh and its satellite towns have become an educational hub, where students stay during the course of their studies. Besides educational institutions, there are information technology companies, which employ a large number of executives. But unfortunately, educational institutions, including Panjab University and colleges, have insufficient space to accommodate all students in hostels.

Ghirra denies knowledge of ammunition found
Chandigarh, July 31
Tainted Punjab Police Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Raka Ghirra has denied knowledge about the ammunition, found in large numbers from her Sector-15 residence, during her interrogation by the Chandigarh Police.

City’s night flying pioneer is Southern Air Command chief
Chandigarh, July 31
Air Marshal Satish Pal Singh has been appointed as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the IAF’s Southern Air Command. Prior to this, he was the Senior Air Staff Officer at Eastern Air Command. He takes over from Air Marshal Sumit Mukerjee.

City colleges have no provision for parking
Chandigarh, July 31
With the new academic session beginning in city colleges, swanky cars parked haphazardly outside the campus are giving the authorities jitters.

Punjab to be covered under road safety project
Mohali, July 31
All districts of Punjab would be covered under the Road Safety Project (RS -10) being run by the United Nations Organisation, said Satish Chandra, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, here on Friday.

Occupants of Akal Ashram Colony to be evicted
Mohali, July 31
The estate office has decided to evict the occupants of Akal Ashram Colony as the houses had disturbed the planning of a public building and SS Flats in Sectors 76 to 80.

Stray cattle, dogs continue to haunt Panchkula residents
Panchkula, July 31
Stray cattle and stray dogs seem to have become a permanent menace for the local residents. While herds of cattle could be seen in almost every part of the town, the stray dogs have been playing havoc with the lives of locals. This is despite the repeated claims of the authorities concerned that steps are being taken to improve the situation.

Tricity Scan

Adding official apathy to vagaries of nature

Parks at Sector 40-C (top), 41-A (above left) and 39-C present a picture of neglect.
Parks at Sector 40-C (top), 41-A (above left) and 39-C present a picture of neglect. Tribune photos: vinay malik


At last, group insurance for research scholars
Chandigarh, July 31
In what is bound to bring joy to hundreds of research scholars at the university, they will be covered under the group insurance scheme introduced the previous year. Around 11,000 students staying on the campus were already covered under this group insurance scheme.

Syndicate Relief For Josan 
Chandigarh, July 31
BC Josan, suspended principal of DAV College, Sector 10, heaved a sigh of relief today as the Panjab University (PU) Syndicate today rejected the Justice Sekhon report recommendations, levying a heavy fine on him for handing out degrees of the now derecognised Bachelor’s of Physical Education (BPEd) course, offered by the college the previous year.

Resentment over promotion
Chandigarh, July 31
The UT education department’s recent act of making Vinod Sharma, a Sanskrit master, in charge of the GMHS, Sector 41, has led to resentment among teachers, who claim that it is unjustified as Vinod does not have a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree.

PU to get cracking
Chandigarh, July 31
Panjab University is all set to tighten its noose around affiliated colleges, which contrary to UGC recommendations, are having a majority of faculty on ad hoc basis.


Three injured in accident
Dera Bassi, July 31
Three of a family were injured in a bus-car collision near here last night. As per information, a Haryana roadways bus hit a car which was going towards Chandigarh. The injured were identified as Ram Pal, his wife and their child, all residents of Karnal.


HDFC Bank told to compensate complainant
Chandigarh, July 31
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed HDFC Bank Ltd to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to Parvesh Gupta, a resident of Sector 51.


Labour in vain!
Chandigarh, July 31
A miscreant made an unsuccessful attempt for over an hour to break open an automated teller machine (ATM) belonging to the Bank of Bikaner in Sector 17-B here last night.

Four arrested for gambling
Chandigarh, July 31
The police has arrested four persons for gambling. The accused have been identified as Dhanpat, a resident of Sector 28, Soni, a resident of Indira Colony, Mani Majra, Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 25, and Ram Niwas, a resident Sector 26, from Sector 26.

BKU leader shot at
Panchkula, July 31
Guni Prakash (50), chief of the Mahender Singh-Sharad Joshi faction of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), was shot at by five unidentified assailants at the Tangri bridge near Barwala today.

Suicide bid by 18-yr-old girl
Chandigarh, July 31
An 18-year-old girl tried to commit suicide by hanging herself from a fan at her house in Dadu Majra here this evening. According to the police, Jyoti tried to commit suicide, but fortunately her family members noticed her hanging from the ceiling fan and rescued her.

5 trailers carrying gravel impounded
Panchkula, July 31
The Panchkula Police has impounded five trucks involved in transporting sand and gravel dug out illegally from a river of the district here today.

Former councillor, kin booked for thrashing neighbours
Mohali, July 31
Manmohan Kaur, a former SAD councillor, her husband Bhagat Singh and son Jaspal Singh have been booked by the police for allegedly thrashing their neighbour Parvinder Pal Singh and his family members.


Renovation of stadia yet to begin
Broken stands at the football stadium in Sector 17.Chandigarh, July 31
Bad condition of stadia in the city has exposed lackadaisical approach of the UT administration, which boasts of providing the best infrastructure to its sportsmen.

Broken stands at the football stadium in Sector 17.

Stepping Stones humble DP Azad academy
Chandigarh, July 31
Stepping Stones School defeated DP Cricket Academy (Blue) in the third match of ongoing first Swami Talwar Tri-Series Cricket (U-12) Tournament being organised by DP Azad Cricket Academy here.

Easy win for St Joseph’s
Chandigarh, July 31
Mannat of St Joseph’s School (A) enabled the team to defeat Mount Carmel Convent School during a match of ongoing St Joseph's Cricket(U-13) Champions Trophy being held at St Joseph’s School, Sector 44.

Kabaddi coach awarded certificate
Chandigarh, July 31
Local kabaddi coach Devinder Singh Kohli has been awarded a certificate of international technical official by the International Kabaddi Federation.


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