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No end to vehicle snatchings in city
Chandigarh, August 7
In a case of car jacking, two unidentified assailants, one of them dressed in police uniform, snatched an Innova car parked outside a hotel from its driver in Sector 22 in the wee hours today.

Carriage auto snatched, driver robbed
Chandigarh, August 7
In yet another case of vehicle snatching reported late on Sunday evening, unidentified assailants robbed a driver of a carriage auto in Kaimbwala village.

Trader hurt in robbery bid
Panchkula, August 7
Five unidentified people made an unsuccessful attempt to rob a trader in the bustling Sector 11 market when he was about to enter a bank to deposit money on Sunday. 


When No. ‘100’ failed residents
Panchkula, August 7
Residents of Panchkula had to suffer a lot as the Emergency police control room telephone number 100 remained out of order throughout the day here today.

Not Caring two hoots Students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture openly flout traffic rules while celebrating the golden jubilee of their college in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Not Caring two hoots Students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture openly flout traffic rules while celebrating the golden jubilee of their college in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU faculty blamed for holding up results
Chandigarh, August 7
Facing the heat for the almost three-week delay in declaring the results of various postgraduate exams, Panjab University examination’s branch has held over 80 faculty members responsible for the inordinate delay. Instead of being consistent in submitting the evaluated answer sheets within two weeks, teachers failed to stick to the deadline and waited till July, flooding the department with exam results at the last moment.

RTI record in PU
Chandigarh, August 7
If you wish to get information pertaining to inquiries in different teaching and non-teaching departments of Panjab University (PU), you may have to file over 100 separate Right To Information applications for the purpose.


Department to probe 2 SHOs’ role
Chandigarh, August 7
A day after a robbery victim was made to run from one police station to another, with officials of the two stations unable to decide the jurisdiction, senior police officials today ordered a departmental inquiry against the station house officers (SHO) of both Sector-34 and Sector-19 police stations for mishandling the complaint and to find lapses on their part.

Open House Response
Need to have distinction between PG, rental accommodation
The term “paying guest accommodation” has no room in the estate office, Chandigarh Rules 2007, or in other statute. The Administration has given itself arbitrary powers to name any accommodation as a paying guest without justification.

Who’s a PG, who’s not?
Chandigarh, August 7
An ongoing attempt by the UT estate office to get landlords to register their paying guests (PGs) has led to both a debate and disappointment among a section of the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), many of whom are claiming that notices are being served without verifying whether students residing on the premises are tenants or paying guests.

Members question body’s efficacy
Chandigarh, August 7
The monthly meeting of the Federation of Sector Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) today saw debate over the achievements of the association in the past one year. 

NCB to burn contraband worth crores in Mohali
Chandigarh, August 7
Over two months after the UT Pollution Control Board threw a spanner in the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) plans to burn drugs valuing crores of rupees at an incinerator in Dhanas without relevant environmental clearance, the bureau will now destroy the contraband in Mohali after getting a green signal from the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

GMCH-32 academic session kicks off
Chandigarh, August 7
The 21st academic session of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, was inaugurated by Prof KK Talwar, Chairman, Board of Directors, Medical Council of India, here yesterday.

Stripped of voting rights, residents look to admn for answers
Chandigarh, August 6
Uncertainty over the status of inhabited land in five UT villages - Hallo Majra, Kahjeri, Palsora, Dadu Majra and Maloya - has deprived around 5,000 residents of the villages their right to vote, thanks to a lack of coordination between the UT administration and the municipal corporation.

Review of squatters’ claims tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 7
The UT estate office will review the claims of certain squatters of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony in Mauli Jagran for the UT Slum Rehabilitation Scheme at the SDM Office, Sector 42, here on August 9.

An expression of deep emotions
Artistes stage a play, ‘Varmala’, at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Chandigarh, August 7
A Punjabi play, “Varmala”, was staged at the Tagore Theatre Today. Scripted and directed by Devinder Daman for Norah Richard Rang Manch, the play was an expression of subtle and deep emotions of human beings.

Artistes stage a play, ‘Varmala’, at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Victim’s Kin block highway, stall traffic for two hrs
Zirakpur, August 7
Family members of 26-year-old Gagandeep, who was found dead at her in-laws’ residence, staged a protest and blocked the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway for around two hours. They were protesting against the police’s inefficiency in handling the case.

Community health centre starts functioning
Zirakpur, August 7
A 30-bed community health centre has formally started to function at Dhakoli village. For providing medical facilities at the centre, a senior medical officer (SMO) and six doctors have been appointed to examine patients.

Abduction bid foiled at Dhakoli
Zirakpur, August 7
In a brazen display of lawlessness, four youths, who were under the influence of liquor, tried to abduct two girls near Dhakoli village here this evening.

Traffic moves haphazardly due to defunct lights at Phase VI in Mohali

a back-up transformer positioned on a trailer along a road poses a threat to the lives of commuters at Balongi, Kharar
accidents waiting to happen (Top) Traffic moves haphazardly due to defunct lights at Phase VI in Mohali; and a back-up transformer positioned on a trailer along a road poses a threat to the lives of commuters at Balongi, Kharar. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Mahatma Gandhi gramin yojna hits a roadblock
Panchkula, August 7
Mahatma Gandhi Gramin Basti Yojna, an ambitious plan of the state government to provide shelter to the downtrodden, seems to have hit a roadblock in Morni.

Admn to take violators to task
Panchkula August 7
After witnessing a delay in the imposition of ban on the use of polybags, the district administration has decided to take the offenders to task.

Work on foot overbridges begins
Mohali, August 7
After giving a go-ahead to widening of 3.5km long sections of the arterial-road passing through Phases IV, V, III-B1, III-B2 and VII of Mohali, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has now begun work on erecting four foot overbridges.

Lobbying intensifies 
Mohali, August 7
Intense lobbying has begun among the prospective candidates to secure a ticket for the two general seats reserved for the Mohali constituency in the forthcoming SGPC elections. As a result, the party leaders have not been able to decide about the candidature, including one seat reserved for a woman candidate. One seat each is reserved for Kharar and Dera Bassi.

PPCB conducts raids at factories
Mohali, August 7
The regional office of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today conducted searches on the premises of traders in Mohali, Ziarkpur, Dera Bassi, Ropar and Nangal to check whether they were still using polybags.

GMADA increases lease amount
Mohali, August 7
Getting an institutional plot for cultural and literary activities in Mohali has become an expensive proposition. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has increased by four times the lease money for allotment of sites for 30 years.

Tricity Scan


DAV-10: Another violent brawl triggers concern
Chandigarh, August 7
Yet another violent brawl between student leaders of SOPU and HSA on Saturday outside DAV College, Sector 10, the second such fight within a fortnight since the commencement of the new academic session, has triggered concern among the police and college authorities.

Discrepancy in question paper
Chandigarh, August 7
High drama prevailed at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, today as candidates who had come to the school to appear for the recruitment exam of national agency were left baffled over discrepancy in question paper.


1 booked for cutting trees
Dera Bassi, August 7
The police has booked one person for cutting trees from a forest near Fatehpur Behra village.


Make My Trip penalised Rs 10,000
Chandigarh, August 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Make My Trip (India) Pvt. Ltd to pay Rs 10,000 in compensation to three Panjab University students for deficiency in service as well as unfair trade practices.


Four arrested in cases of snatching, burglary
Rajinder Singh, alias Radhe, (left) and Sita Ram (centre) in police custody at the crime branch office in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Chandigarh, August 7
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested four members of a gang, comprising a woman member and a murder accused, for their involvement in snatching, vehicle thefts and burglaries in the city.

Rajinder Singh, alias Radhe, (left) and Sita Ram (centre) in police custody at the crime branch office in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Delhi couple held for cheating
Chandigarh, August 7
A Delhi couple was arrested for cheating a Sector-28 resident, Vijay Aggarwal, to the tune of Rs 1 crore.

3 DAV students arrested
Chandigarh, August 7
Three students of DAV College were arrested for creating disturbance in the college by indulging in a scuffle yesterday.

40 NGO members arrested
Chandigarh, August 7
The police arrested around 40 persons, including six women, for holding a car rally without permission. Those arrested were members of AWAAZ group, an nongovernmental organisation.


Vedant, Maanik hog limelight in roller skating
Chandigarh, August 7
Vedant Prashar, Maanik Mahajan and Aaryan Parashar won top three positions in the boys’ (U-4) category during the Dikshant International School Roller Skating Tournament being held at the Skating Ring, Sector 10, here today.

AG Haryana lift football title
Chandigarh, August 7
In the last league match of the local Institutional Four-Team Football League Tournament, Accountant General (AG) Haryana played a draw against Panjab University campus to win the competition.

Karan, Mandeep lead Punjab to victory
Chandigarh, August 7
Brilliant tons by duo Karan Goel and Mandeep Singh helped Punjab team to stand strong against Karnataka President’s XI during the fourth day of the Shafi Darashah Trophy Tournament being held in Mysore today.


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