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Another Healthyway office sealed
Career Abroad, an office of Healthyway Immigration at Sector 44, Chandigarh, which was sealed by the police on Friday.Chandigarh, August 19
The UT police today sealed another education consultancy being run by Healthyway Immigration in Sector 44. Career Abroad, an education consultancy being run by Swati Kakkar, wife of the prime accused Amit Kakkar, was sealed by the police and vital documents were confiscated.

Career Abroad, an office of Healthyway Immigration at Sector 44, Chandigarh, which was sealed by the police on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


GMADA regularises 29 encroachments on prime land
Mohali, August 19
Putting an end to a seemingly endless exercise of issuing demolition notices to those who have illegally raised religious structures on public land, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has finally regularised 29 such structures that have encroached on 20 acres of prime land worth over Rs 200 crore.

VC goes back on his word
Chandigarh, August 19
In a dramatic U-turn, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti has deputed ad hoc faculty to conduct classes for the evening studies department a fortnight after he had rejected the same appointments saying that the university would only be hiring regular faculty.

40 stalls, booths at HC in legal tangle; face eviction 
Chandigarh, August 19
The UT estate office (EO) today initiated eviction proceedings against 40-odd encroachments on the premises of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.


It takes hours to deposit diagnostic test fee at PGI
Chandigarh, August 19
Depositing fee for a diagnostic test at the PGI is a tall order. With only two of the three fee collection counters operational on most of the days during the week, the harrowing time that the 3,000-odd patients spend standing in serpentine queues in the New OPD daily, particularly in this humid and sultry weather, is not hard to imagine.

Simran, a SOPU member, being treated at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. Protest takes its toll
Chandigarh, August 19
Three members of the Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) were rushed to GMSH, Sector 16, this evening when they fell unconscious after over 32 hours of hunger strike.

Simran, a SOPU member, being treated at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

Schoolgirl slips on stairs, seriously injured
Chandigarh, August 19
A high drama prevailed at GMSSS, Sector 18, today when Lakshami, a Class XI student, slipped on stairs from the first floor and was left grievously injured.

Hit by losses, CITCO to buy eggs at current prices
Chandigarh, August 19
Having suffered financial losses amounting to lakhs of rupees, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has finally decided to buy poultry goods at current market rates.

Support for Anna Hazare continues
Chandigarh, August 19
People from various walks of life kept coming forward to support anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the fourth consecutive day today. A chain fast, a candle-light march and rallies were carried out by different organisations.

Action against four CITCO employees
Chandigarh, August 19
Taking action on the “uniform issue”, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) authorities have chargesheeted two of its employees while two others have been served with a show-cause notice.

CBI opposes bail to DSP Ghirra
Chandigarh, August 19
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today opposed the bail application filed by DSP Raka Ghirra in a graft case, stating that if court granted regular bail to her, there were chances that she could tamper with evidence.

‘Need for better civil, military coordination’
Chandigarh, August 19
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil while presiding over a high-level civil and military liaison conference at Chandi Mandir today underlined the need for better civil-military coordination to face the challenges before the country.

Posh area? Have a look at surroundings
Panchkula, August 19
Strange as it may sound, but residents of posh bungalows at Sector 4 have been living virtually surrounded with heaps of garbage and cow dung.

Haryana Police seeks security for prime witness
Chandigarh, August 19
After the prime witness in the accident case involving sub-inspector Jaspal Singh Bhullar as accused failed to appear before the Special Investigating Team (SIT) of the Haryana Police, the investigating agency decided to provide proper security to the witness.

Roundabout to ease traffic congestion
Zirakpur, August 19
Taking a serious view of traffic jams on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, the local administration has decided to construct a roundabout near the Zirakpur-Chandigarh border to regulate traffic. According to sources, the local administration plans to construct the roundabout near the entry to Zirakpur.

Corporal punishment for 7-year-old class III private school student
Mohali, August 19
A seven-year-old student of a private school at Mohali was allegedly subjected to corporal punishment by a teacher for not answering his questions.

CBI official files reply in HMT fraud case
Panchkula, August 19
A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed closure report in connection with the alleged embezzlement of crores in the purchase of tyres by the HMT at Pinjore, the then ASP of the CBI, Armandeep Singh, submitted his reply in the special CBI court at Panchkula today.

Truck overturns, hits autorickshaw
Panchkula, August 19
Three people sustained injuries when a truck coming from Chandigarh to Panchkula turned over on an autorickshaw near a dargah on the Chandigarh-Panchkula barrier. The accident also resulted in traffic jam on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road.

BRO medical officers to get monthly allowance
Chandigarh, August 19
Medical officers serving in the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will now be entitled to receive a monthly allowance depending upon their qualification.

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CITY Colleges witness dampened spirits
Chandigarh, August 19
Blame it on fresh restriction on student leaders to attend 75 per cent classes before student elections or more holidays during this campaigning season, city colleges are witnessing dampened spirits in a run-up to student elections in September this year.

From Colleges
Talk on radio compering
The department of English of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, organised a talk on “Radio and TV compering” for its students here on Friday. 


One killed in road mishap
Ambala, August 19
Suresh Kumar of Preet Nagar at Barara was killed on the spot when a speeding truck hit his motorcycle near Dosarka, near here.

Orientation programme for students
Dera Bassi, August 19 New entrants were welcomed by the management, faculty and staff during an orientation programme at Sri Sukhmani Polytechnic here.


Thieves strike two houses
Chandigarh, August 19
Thieves struck at two houses in different sectors and decamped with cash and valuables worth lakhs. The thieves targeted a house in Ram Darbar, owned by Sanjeev Sharma.

Charges framed against Rathore’s attacker
Chandigarh, August 19
A local court today framed charges against a 29-year-old student of NIFD, Ahmedabad, Utsav Kumar Sharma, for allegedly attacking former DGP of Haryana, SPS Rathore, outside the district courts complex last year.

2 women get better of snatcher
Panchkula, August 19
Showing exemplary courage, two women of Sector 10 not only foiled a snatching attempt, but thrashed the snatcher,forcing him to flee without the booty and his helmet, here today.


Tarundeep clinches junior golf title
Chandigarh, August 19
Tarundeep Chadha carded a six over par 76 to clinch the A category title in the first leg of the Junior Tour 2011 on the par-70 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

St John’s bag top spot with 125.5 pts
A gymnast in action during an event of the Inter-School Gymnastics Championship in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, August 19
St John’s High School, Sector 26, bagged the first position with 125.5 points, while Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, finished up as runner-up with 115.1 points during the ongoing Inter-School Gymnastics Championship here today.

A gymnast in action during an event of the Inter-School Gymnastics Championship in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Rahul gets better of Krishan
Chandigarh, August 19
Rahul of Government Model School, Karsan, got the better of Krishan Mohan of SGGS-26 in the 51-kg category of the UT Inter-School Boxing Tournament for Boys (U-19) being held at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, here today.

GMSSS-10 fencers claim title
Chandigarh, August 19
In-form fencers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10 (GMSSS-10), won all foil, spree and sabre categories in the team event during the ongoing Inter-School Fencing Competition here today.

Sqay martial art: Bimal, Ajay hog limelight
Chandigarh, August 19
Bimal, Ajay, Sachender and Sandeep won top three positions in the below 40 kg category during the final of the Inter-School Sqay Martial Art Tournament for Boys (U-17) here today.


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