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Housing projects in Punjab hamper laying of pipes
Mohali, August 9
The acquisition of 66 acres by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) in Punjab to set up phase VII and VIII of the Kajauli waterworks has hit a roadblock as human settlements are coming in the way of the proposed alignment of the pipelines, resulting in further delay in the acquisition of land for the vital project to augment water supply to Chandigarh.

Snag hits RLA working again
Chandigarh, August 9
Empty RLA office due to non-functional server in Sector 42, Chandigarh, Services at the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) were disrupted again today due to a technical snag in the server, causing inconvenience to hundreds of visitors coming there for vehicle registration.

Empty RLA office due to non-functional server in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 


No PU exam fee hike this year
Chandigarh, August 9
In a move that is bound to gladden the over 200,000 students of Panjab University and its affiliated colleges, there will be no hike in the examination fees this year.

Youths indulge in brawl, snatch Scorpio
Chandigarh, August 9
In yet another case of car jacking, two youths snatched a Scorpio vehicle from its driver at knifepoint in Sector 28 late last night.

New radio cab, auto rates in Chandigarh
AC Taxi: Rs 20 per km
Non AC Taxi: Rs15/(first km) & Rs11 for subsequent km 
Radio Auto: Rs13 (first km) & Rs 8 for subsequent km 
Ordinary Auto: Rs12 (first km) & Rs 6 for subsequent km


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Admn zeroes in on Dec 18 as MC poll date
Chandigarh, August 9
With the UT Administration today zeroing in on December 18 as the election date for the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), it is going to be development versus corruption in the poll.

Good news for firemen, at last
Chandigarh, August 9
The much-awaited municipal corporations (MC) fire recruitment and promotion rules have been approved by the UT administration. As a result, there is a ray of hope for 275 fire personnel with the MC that they will get their long-awaited promotions at last.

Poppy husk being destroyed at a factory in Mohali 4,000 kg of poppy husk burnt
Chandigarh, August 9
Amidst tight security, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) destroyed nearly 4,000 kgs of poppy husk worth crores of rupees in the international market by putting them to flames at an incinerator in Mohali today.

Poppy husk being destroyed at a factory in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Harjinder Kaur gets SAD ticket for SGPC poll
Chandigarh, August 9
With former Mayor Harjinder Kaur getting the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ticket from Chandigarh, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections, scheduled for September 18, are likely to witness an interesting contest.

Missing Mohali resident back
Mohali, August 9
Sector-70 resident Amit Sachdeva, who went missing on July 28, resurfaced today in a dramatic manner. He had been handling data software of multinational companies. Matour police station SHO Tarlochan Singh said Amit, on being questioned, said he had gone on his own. He said after parking his Alto car (PB65H-2150) at Sector 34, he went to Delhi, Kanpur and Varanasi.

Artistes perform during the play “Kabuliwallah” atTagore Theatre in Chandigarh Child prodigies steal show
Chandigarh, August 9
Prodigious students of Yadavindra Public School at Mohali staged the play ‘Kabuliwallah’ to perfection during the ongoing Tagore festival here today. As many as 45 child prodigies aged between 6 and 12 years, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, saluted the literary prominence of the celebrated Noble laureate.

Artistes perform during the play “Kabuliwallah” atTagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Student bodies vie for attention ahead of campus polls
Chandigarh, August 9
Despite almost three weeks to go for Panjab University student elections, student organisations are already on the job to hog limelight by creating disturbances. In the latest incident today, ABVP, Chandigarh organising secretary Dinesh Chauhan was arrested as a preventive measure under Sections 107 & 111 of the CrPC when he tried to disrupt classes. However, he was bailed out later.

Hooliganism reigns over academics

A representative of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad being stopped by a policeman from urging students on the Panjab University campus to boycott their classes
A representative of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad being stopped by a policeman from urging students on the Panjab University campus to boycott their classes on Tuesday
One of the cars damaged by students in Sector 44, Chandigarh
One of the cars damaged by students in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Monday night. Tribune photos: S Chandan and Parvesh Chauhan Reports P3

Four cars damaged in student rivalry
Chandigarh, August 9
Miscreants damaged four cars parked outside the house of the SD Hostel Union (SDHU) presidential candidate, Vikram Gopala, a BA Ist year student of SD College, in Sector 44 last night.

MCM students win awards
Chandigarh, August 9
Students of the MCM DAV College for Women bagged awards in various categories recently.Chandra Gupta of BA III of the college bagged a gold medal for the Dr Hazari Prasad Dwivedi essay writing contest on the topic “Emotional integration of the country”.

BCom admission counselling today
Chandigarh, August 9
The counselling to fill vacant seats and additional seats of BCom-I for the colleges affiliated to Panjab University (PU) will be held at the Law Auditorium tomorrow from 9 am onwards. The candidates should bring original documents and one set of photocopied documents at the time of counselling. — TNS


Mishap victim dead
Lalru, August 9
One person who was injured in a road accident near Handesra on August 7 died at Civil Hospital Ambala city.

Raids on two medical practitioners
Ambala, August 9
The district health authorities have taken action against certain medical practitioners who have been selling allopathic medicines and operating without a valid licence.


Acquittal rate on the rise
Panchkula, August 9
The Panchkula police has failed miserably in solving major cases of crime, but the worrying factor for the force is the rising rate of acquittal of criminals from the Panchkula court.

Astrologer gets one-year RI
Panchkula, August 9
A local court today awarded a one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) to a Panchkula-based astrologer in connection with an eight-year-old molestation case.

‘Produce important witnesses only’
Chandigarh, August 9
In order to speed up the rape-on-wheels case, which has been pending for nine years, a Chandigarh district court issued directions to the Chandigarh Police today, asking it to produce only those witnesses who, according to the prosecution, were important for recording of statements.


Priest found dead in room
Panchkula, August 9
A priest of a Shiv temple in Bhareli village, Barwala, was found dead in his room this morning. The priest, identified as 90-year-old Sheetal Giri, was doing “Khari Tapsaya” (performing religious acts by standing) from the past one month, along with another priest.

2 ITBP constables held for assault
Chandigarh, August 9
The police today arrested two ITBP constables, a driver and a conductor of a school bus for wards of ITBP personnel, for allegedly thrashing a youth, identified as Jaswinder, who entered the bus in Sector 32.


Winners strike a pose with their medals in ChandigarhSpecial moments for special kids
Chandigarh, August 9
“It’s like a dream come true. What can be more joyful than my son coming to me with medals and prizes.” These lines are said by Anil John, who is a proud father of Ashish John, a “special child” who won laurels in the recently held World Summer Olympic Games for special children in Athens.

Winners strike a pose with their medals in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph



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