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SSP reprimands DSP in public
Chandigarh, September 8
Irked over a scathing reply from a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) during a tea session organised soon after a passing-out parade of police recruits at the Police Lines in Sector 26 here, UT SSP Naunihal Singh today lost his cool and gave a severe dressing down in public to the DSP.

UT IGP PK Srivastava (cup in hand) intervenes after UT SSP Naunihal Singh (in turban) pulls up DSP Jagbir Singh (extreme left), while DIG Alok Kumar (in peaked cap) stands with his head bowed in apparent embarassment at the Police Lines in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
UT IGP PK Srivastava (cup in hand) intervenes after UT SSP Naunihal Singh (in turban) pulls up DSP Jagbir Singh (extreme left), while DIG Alok Kumar (in peaked cap) stands with his head bowed in apparent embarassment at the Police Lines in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 




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171 constables pass out
Newly recruited constables of the Chandigarh Police toss their caps after the passing-out parade in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, September 8
The passing-out parade of the 12th and 13th batches of 171 constables was conducted at the Parade Ground, Police Lines, Sector 26, here today. UT Adviser KK Sharma took the salute of the Dikshant Parade. He took a round with officials and inspected the parade.

Newly recruited constables of the Chandigarh Police toss their caps after the passing-out parade in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Internal politics, factionalism ail UT police
Chandigarh, September 8
Setting a poor example for the fresh recruits, the severe dressing down to a DSP in public by the SSP minutes after the passing-out parade ended is, in fact, symptomatic of rising factionalism in the UT police force.

Admn proposes, Patil disposes
Chandigarh, September 8
In an unusual case of the Chandigarh Administrationís officials proposing and the Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator Shivraj Patil disposing, the UT Administratorís Advisory Council (AAC) today rejected a proposal to acquire 73.76 acres of land for setting up a modern cattle village in Maloya village here.

Scam suspects had opened 67 fake bank accounts
Panchkula, September 8
The ten suspects involved in the Rs 5.5 crore income tax refund voucher fraud had opened 67 bogus accounts at branches of various banks located in Panchkula, Chandigarh, Pinjore, Kalka and Baddi, officials of the Haryana police crime branch said.

Five more children go missing from Snehalya
Chandigarh, September 8
The UT Administration seems to have learnt no lessons from the past when children went missing from Snehalya, a home for the destitute in Maloya. As many as five more children managed to escape from the home last night, laying bare the tall claims of the authorities in securing the institute.


COMMUNITY

Reality Check
Sitting ducks at potential hunting grounds
Visitors to public places and even top offices of the respective state governments in the tricity are nothing less than sitting ducks, ready to be targeted by anti-social elements, in the absence of adequate security arrangements at different levels.
The Shastri Market, Sector 22, that often remains crowded with shoppers, lacks security arrangements.
The Shastri Market, Sector 22, that often remains crowded with shoppers, lacks security arrangements. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan, Vicky Gharu
Passengers move freely at the entrance to the Chandigarh railway station.
Passengers move freely at the entrance to the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan, Vicky Gharu

Unlivable accommodation drives runaway couple out
Panchkula, September 8
Inhuman living conditions in the protection home for runaway couples at the Police Lines, here, have forced a runaway couple to abandon the secure quarters.

Machines await power to sustain green cover
Chandigarh, September 8
Due to the lackadaisical attitude of the UT electricity department, the second phase of the tertiary treated (TT) water project has been hanging fire for the past five months.

Remove hoardings along NHs: DC
Mohali, September 8
The Mohali Deputy Commissioner today told officials of the Mohali municipal corporation, municipal councils in the district and the PWD to remove hoardings along national highways.

800 join traffic alert service in 24 hours
Chandigarh, September 8
Within 24 hours of its launch, over 800 city residents subscribed to the traffic SMS alert service. The service was launched amid much fanfare at the Traffic Police Lines yesterday.

Cabinet panel brings down rate of compensation
Mohali, September 8
The Cabinet sub-committee on land acquisition has approved Rs 1.5 crore per acre as the land compensation rate for the 125 acres being acquired by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for the Medicity project at Mullanpur.

Hardly any amenities here
Panchkula, September 8
Residents of Sector 15, the area represented by former municipal council president Ravinder Rawal, seem to be living in hell when it comes to the condition of roads, HUDA-managed community centre, electricity and garbage dumping.

Theft on Sept 5, no FIR yet
Mohali, September 8
Contrary to the claims of the Mohali police of registering cases on the receipt of a complaint, a resident of Sector 69 here has been running from pillar to post to get an FIR of theft registered.

MC employees seal Voodoo in Chandigarh on Thursday. EO staff seal Voodoo
Chandigarh, September 8
The UT estate office sealed Voodoo, a discotheque-cum-restaurant, in Sector 26 for misuse of premises under the Chandigarh estate rules here today.



MC employees seal Voodoo in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Blood donation at Tribune
Chandigarh, September 8
To mark the 113th death anniversary of Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, founder of The Tribune, a blood donation camp will be organised on the office premises here tomorrow.

EDUCATION

Protocol on academics not being followed: PUTA
Chandigarh, September 8
Taking a cue from the complaint of School of Communication Studies (SCS) chairperson Archana Singh, the Panjab University Teachersí Association (PUTA) today condemned the withering authority of the departmentís chairperson and mandate of various statutory department committees due to alleged unwarranted and unjustified interference of the university authorities.

40 pc schoolchildren undernourished
Chandigarh, September 8
Despite being listed amongst the best centres in midday meal scheme, over 40 per cent of school students of the UT government schools continue to be malnourished, while 12 per cent are still anaemic.

Registrar selection: PU forms panel for inquiry
Chandigarh, September 8
After the Controller of Examinations, it is now the recent Syndicate approved appointment of Panjab University Registrar, which seems to have hit troubled waters.

ĎTechnical education in demandí
Awardees strike a pose at the annual day celebrations of the National Institute of Technical Teachersí Training and Research in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, September 8
The National Institute of Technical Teachersí Training and Research (NITTTR), Sector 26, celebrated its 44th annual day here today.


Awardees strike a pose at the annual day celebrations of the National Institute of Technical Teachersí Training and Research in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Geology dept head seeks PUTA intervention
Chandigarh, September 8
In what has raised many eyebrows, Prof Gurtek Singh Gill, chairperson, department of geology, has urged the Panjab University Teachersí Association (PUTA) to intervene and urge Dr Naval Kishore to withdraw his application for the post of dean colleges, as it will be depriving the department of an expert of groundwater, one of our thrust areas in the centre of advanced studies (CAS).

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Minor boy, two others arrested for snatching
Kurali, September 8
With the arrest of three persons, including a minor, the Mohali police today claimed to have solved the Wednesday night snatching case.

COURTS

Bail plea turned down
Panchkula, September 8
A local court today dismissed the bail application filed by Virender Khanna, who had threatened the class-XI Delhi student who was allegedly gangraped at Sector 20 here and at the Ridge View Hotel in Shimla.

Quota for wards of HC staff
Haryana, Punjab Cabinets to take the final call
Chandigarh, September 8
The Haryana and Punjab Cabinets will eventually decide whether the wards of the Punjab and Haryana High Court employees are eligible for reservation meant for the children of Punjab and Haryana state employees.

High Court to wear a new look soon
Chandigarh, September 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court will soon wear a new look with one Judge moving out and another becoming Acting Chief Justice. Six advocates are expected to be administered oath as Judges, while three more are to be elevated soon.

1 convicted, 3 acquitted
Panchkula, September 8
A local court today convicted a person and acquitted three others in a murder case, which dated back to January 2010.

CRIME

School librarian turns molester
Panchkula, September 8
A case of molestation at school rocked the town today. Several girl students of the Government Model Sanskriti Senior Secondary School at Sector 20 here complained of the indecent behaviour of librarian Sadhu Ram.

2 woman robbers held
Mohali, September 8
The Mohali police claimed yesterday that they had busted a gang of women which robbed persons after offering them a lift in their car.

PGI doctor sets herself afire, dies
Chandigarh, September 8
A 60-year-old doctor with the PGI allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at her residence on the campus last night. She later succumbed to her burn injuries in the PGI.

SPORTS

A snooker player in action in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chirag hogs limelight in snooker
Chandigarh, September 8
Chirag Jain defeated Mohan Singh Judge in the match of the 1st Chandigarh Club Amateur Snooker Tournament being held at the Chandigarh Club here today.






A snooker player in action in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

10 teams to vie for hockey tourney
Chandigarh, September 8
Ten teams will vie for the 9th Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial six-a-side Hockey Tournament to be held from September 13 to 17 at Shivalik Public School, Mohali.

Junior Champions League in October
Chandigarh, September 8
The Punjab sports department in collaboration with the Idea Cellular Group will organise the Junior Champions League in six cities of Punjab, including the tricity, in October.

 



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