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GMSH Sector 16
Ambulances stuck doing odd jobs
Records say most of the time being spent on non-emergency duties
Chandigarh, May 20
Ambulances parked on the GMSH-16 premises in Chandigarh. Records of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, reveal that the 10 ambulances stationed here spend 65 per cent of the travel time on duties other than emergency care.

Ambulances parked on the GMSH-16 premises in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph


CTU buses with black film still plying on city roads
Defying orders: An AC bus with tinted glass plies in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, May 20
The UT traffic police has adopted a lackadaisical approach in nailing the offenders for using black film on their vehicles as far as buses of the UT administration are concerned.

Defying orders: An AC bus with tinted glass plies in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Who let the dogs out?
Extending their territory Dogs bask in the sun outside the municipal corporation’s office at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. The Tribune deserves all appreciation for highlighting the menace of stray dogs and dog bite cases in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Tales of those, who have lost their lives or suffered grievous injuries, are horrifying and heart rending. It is shockingly appalling that there are around 4,000 cases of dog bites in Chandigarh every year.

Extending their territory Dogs bask in the sun outside the municipal corporation’s office at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.


New rule
Those active at grassroots level to get berth in Youth Congress
Panchkula, May 20
With the introduction of the new voting pattern in the elections of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), sons of the affluent leaders would face difficulties to stake their claim on various posts of the party.

Deadline May 29
Sanitation work: MC invites tenders from private companies
Panchkula, May 20
After various sanitation systems adopted by the Municipal Corporation to keep the city clean have failed, the authorities have now decided to invite tenders from private companies for the sanitation work.

Laying of roads
Project hits a roadblock
Mohali, May 20
In the absence of a regular land acquisition collector, major project regarding laying roads in Mohali district by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) have been severely affected.

GMCH-32 nurses begin protest
Seek Central pay scale; threaten to intensify stir if demands not met
Chandigarh, May 20
Demanding the implementation of central pay scale and central civil services rules, the nurses at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, started an agitation today by wearing black badges. It is an initial phase in a series of protests which will end in strike if their demands are not met, said the union leaders.

Now, hair transplant service available at GMSH-Sector 16
Chandigarh, May 20
What is bound to elate hundreds of city residents battling with baldness is that the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16 (GMSH-16), has started hair transplant recently. Such treatment, which makes people spend lakhs of rupees in a private sector, the GMSH will provide its services almost free of cost. One such transplant has already been conducted by Dr Chandesh Mohindroo, an ENT surgeon, after getting training in the field at Georgia. There are many techniques prevailing in the world for such procedures, but the GMSH has adopted the most popular technique called “follicular unit extraction”, said Dr Mohindroo.

Do away with makeshift shops, says Mohali Beopar Mandal
Mohali, May 20
Makeshift shops of dim sum sellers in the local markets have become a hazard for both the public and shopkeepers here. According to Shalinder Anand, senior vice-president of Mohali Beopar Mandal, the number of such vendors, who set up their small ‘stands’, is about 100.

FLOUTING NORMS: Despite ban, garbage being burnt in Sector 50, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Return acquired land to farmers: INLD
Panchkula, May 20
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) here today urges the Haryana government to return the land acquired for setting up of tourism complex to the farmers. Advocate Vijay Bansal, INLD leader and chairman of the Shivalik Vikas Manch, said the state government had acquired the eight acres of land in Kajiana village of Pinjore block in 1995-96. The authorities had even laid the foundation stone of the complex but it failed to come into full existence due to the apathetic attitude of the successive governments.

CHB residents hold rally in Sector 44
Chandigarh, May 20
The CHB Residents Federation organised the third mobilisation rally in Sector 44 today. While addressing the rally, Nirmal Datt, chairman of the federation said the main demands included the adoption of citizens charter in the UT offices before August 15, 2012, more powers to public representatives, public audit of all the public money spent on development projects, and getting all the need-based changes made in the CHB units regularised through liberally allowed covered area and a reasonable compounding fee.

Collector rates to go up by 10 per cent
Chandigarh, May 20
After the increase in collector rates by 20 per cent in Mohali and Panchkula, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to increase the collector rate by 10 per cent.

Rare surgery performed
Mohali, May 20
A local doctor claimed to have performed one of its kind hip replacement surgery, which lasted for about four hours at Indus Super-speciality Hospital, here.


Class XI Cut-off likely to rise
Over 200 ICSE students have scored 90% or above
Chandigarh, May 20
ICSE schools in the tricity are in celebratory mood as over 200 students have secured 90 per cent or above marks in the recently declared results. St Stephens School, Sector 45, claims to have taken a lead with 85 students scoring 90 per cent or above, followed by St Kabir School and Little Flower, Panchkula, which have as many as 60 such students. St Xaviers and YPS have 50 students scoring 90 per cent or above.

Panjab university
Girls to pay more for late entry to hostels
Chandigarh, May 20
Late entries for girls in the Panjab University hostels is going to cost more on their pockets as the university has decided to charge Rs 250 per late entry between 10.30 pm to 11:00 pm. Presently, students are fined Rs 100 for late entry. Girls would also be fined Rs 50 for failing to mark their attendance in hostels if they are present in the hostel. The DSW office has also proposed hikes in other fines as well.

Regularisation of service
Agitating teachers block traffic
Mohali, May 20
Teachers stage a protest in support of their demands in Mohali on Sunday. Hundreds of teachers blocked the main road of Phase VII, leading to Chandigarh, near the YPS Chowk here this afternoon. The blockade remained for about two hours as the agitated members of Combine Front Teachers Union of Punjab were not allowed to move ahead to meet Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by the police. In protest, the teachers sat on a "dharna" in the middle of the road and halted the flow of traffic.

Teachers stage a protest in support of their demands in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Workshop for special children concludes
Chandigarh, May 20
Srijana, a ten-day workshop organised by the NSS units of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, concluded today. Around 40 special children from various institutes, like Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity, Sector-23, Savera-Short Stay Home, and Institute for the Blind, Sector 26 participated in the workshop.

Candidates come out of the examination hall at Government Model School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, after appearing in the UPSC preliminary exam Over 2,500 appear for UPSC prelims
Chandigarh, May 20
Over 2,500 aspirants appeared for the UPSC preliminary exams today. The exam was held in over ten centres across the city.

Candidates come out of the examination hall at Government Model School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, after appearing in the UPSC preliminary exam on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


No respite from traffic chaos
Residents bugged as civic body fails to solve congestion problem
Patiala, May 20
Municipal Corporation’s failure to find a solution of the traffic problem in the city is likely to be one of the main issues dominating the forthcoming civic elections. For the past five years, the MC house, represented by the SAD-BJP, couldn’t even manage to chalk out a plan to provide requisite parking space in different areas of the city.

British Co-ed School celebrates 100 per cent result
Patiala, May 20
The British Co-ed School today celebrated achieving 100 per cent pass result in all the streams in ISC and ICSE exam results declared last evening. A small function to celebrate the achievement with students, parents, teachers and school principal was held at the school premises.

Women hockey tourney kicks off; players rue poor facilities
Bassi Pathana, May 20
It was not like a regular day for the people of Bassi Pathana (a small village of Fathegarh district). After all the only hockey ground for children here hosted the first ever hockey match of the area.

Over 100 policemen trained during road safety programme
Patiala, May 20
Addressing the importance of road safety, Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala, organised a week-long awareness programme.


Proclaimed offender arrested
Zirakpur, May 20
Local police arrested a proclaimed offender Rulda Singh from Nabha here. The police said Rulda Singh was facing a trial under the Excise Act and has been on run since 2001. He was announced PO by the court at Dera Bassi.


Karandeep defeats Sahaj in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, May 20
Tennis player Karandeep Singh defeated Sahaj Punj in straight set by 8-0 while Sahaj Punj overcame Amitoj Singh by 8-2 in their respective matches of third round during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis tournament here today.
In the girls (U-14) category, Komaleet Singh defeated Priya Guman 8-0 and Sood Mishra defeated Saryu 8-3. Priyanka Basin overcame Kavya Gupta 8-7, in the only match under girls (U-18) category.

A player in action during a match at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar cricket teams register win
Chandigarh, May 20
In the ongoing Dhruv Pandove Cricket Trophy Tournament for boys (U-19), the teams of Amritsar, Patiala and Jalandhar recorded win after defeating their respective rivals in the one-day limited over matches today.

Rolling Tigers clinch 77 medals
Chandigarh, May 20
The skaters of Rolling Tigers won a total of 77 medals, including 37 golds, 27 silvers and 13 bronzes, during the tenth Bhavan Skating Competition concluded today at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27.

Amrit, Manisha win doubles category in rowing championship
Chandigarh, May 20
Rowers Amrit Pal Kaur and Manisha won the doubles’ sculls during the Chandigarh State Sub-junior and Challenger Sprints Rowing Championship at Lake Club here today. The winners completed the winning patch in 2:25.01 minutes.


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