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Naya Gaon murder case cracked, 2 held
Mohali, July 12
The accused, Vikram and Raj Rani, in police custody in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu The Mohali police has solved the blind murder case of Solan-based businessman Vikrant Verma with the arrest of two persons, including a woman.

The accused, Vikram and Raj Rani, in police custody in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Confusion over PU Syndicate meeting
Chandigarh, July 12
Prof RC Sobti  and Arun Grover The Panjab University administration seems to have been caught between the outgoing and the new Vice-Chancellor. Even as RC Sobti’s tenure ends on July 22, he has ‘refused’ to chair the Syndicate meeting.


Admn fails to resolve dispute over height of buildings 
Chandigarh, July 12
Even after six months, the UT Administration has failed to resolve the dispute between two departments of the administration over the restriction on the height of buildings around the Sukhna catchment area. While preparing a draft to develop an eco-sensitive zone in the catchment area of the Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, falling in the union territory, the office of the Deputy Commissioner and the UT Forest and Wildlife Department had submitted different points on the restriction.

Amanjot Inspector Amanjot withdraws resignation 
Chandigarh, July 12
Putting an end to the ongoing rift with the UT SSP, inspector Amanjot Singh withdrew his protest resignation today. The step was taken after two departmental inquiries against him were dropped. n his letter to the UT SSP today, inspector Amanjot wrote since both the inquiries against him had been dropped, he was withdrawing his resignation.


HUDA SE booked for fraud
Panchkula, July 12
The Panchkula police has booked a superintending engineer (SE) of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for allegedly defrauding his department in connivance with a local businessman.


Sensitisation programme on Aadhaar
Chandigarh, July 12
Following the UT Administration’s decision to leverage Aadhaar in its various social welfare schemes inter alia social welfare disbursement, slum rehabilitation and scholarship payments, the education department in coordination with the UIDAI, Chandigarh, held a sensitisation programme for cluster heads and principals of various government schools from the city.

Students’ lives in danger
Mohali, July 12
Tall claims of the state government regarding improving infrastructure at schools seemed to have no ground as the Government High School at Desu Majra village, located on the Kharar-Mohali road, has been grappling with more than one infrastructure-related problem.

Sewer and rainwater accumulate at the ground of Government High School at Desu Majra; (right) and a boy points to electric wires hanging from ceiling. tribune Photos: Vicky Gharu

Special committee to look into developmental works: Mohali DC
Mohali, July 12
Deputy Commissioner Varun Rujam, chairman of the District Planning Committee, and Harbhajan Mann during a meeting in Mohali on Thursday. A tribune photograph For better performance and co-operation among various key departments in the district, the local administration has decided to constitute a special committee, consisting senior officials of all the important departments.

Deputy Commissioner Varun Rujam, chairman of the District Planning Committee, and Harbhajan Mann during a meeting in Mohali on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Residents block traffic for 4 hrs
Chandigarh, July 12
Protesting against erratic water supply, hundreds of residents of Sector 52 and 53 staged a dharna on a road leading to Mohali and disrupted the traffic four hours this morning.

Residents of Sector 52 protest against the non-supply of water on Thursday; and (right) work under way to repair the main water line at Sector 42 in Chandigarh. tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Infotech officials face action
Chandigarh, July 12
The state-owned Punjab Information and Communication Technology Corporation (Infotech) has failed to initiate disciplinary action against its officials who had auctioned a 1.52-acre freehold commercial site at the IT Park in Sector 67 accepting less earnest money.

Close shave for 60 passengers
Chandigarh, July 12
More than 60 passengers who were travelling in a Baijnath-bound Haryana Roadways bus had a miraculous escape when it rammed into The Tribune roundabout in the wee hours today.

The bus that rammed into the Tribune roundabout in the wee hours on Thursday (Left) and  Overturned cars after an accident at the Sector 48-49 roundabout in Chandigarh on Thursday. tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Harassment to patient: GMSH nurse axed
Chandigarh, July 12
The Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, has removed the nurse who was accused of harassing a patient and her relatives at the gynaecology ward on Tuesday night. The nurse, who has been identified as Gurkeerat, was on duty at the time of the incident. After receiving a complaint from the patient, we have asked the service provider to remove her from the GMSH, said Deputy Medical Superintendent, Dr G Diwan.

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Biodiversity Sensitisation Campaign
CBSE joins the league

Chandigarh, July 12
Joining the nationwide biodiversity sensitisation campaign, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools to participate and popularise awareness through optimum use of formative tasks or projects related to issues and concerns about biological diversity and India’s role.

153 take admission in BA till Monday
Chandigarh, July 12
A student leader helps applicants with the admission process at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari With certainty over the principal coming back to the college, the good old days are surely back at DAV College, Sector 10. The college, which had seen a dip in the number of admission seekers last year owing to the uncertainty of principal and tiff between BC Josan and management, is now being thronged with the applicants seeking admission to various courses.

A student leader helps applicants with the admission process at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Law dept witnesses huge response
Chandigarh, July 12
The Panjab University’s law department saw a huge rush of students today, as the counselling for LLB first semester began. Over 737 applicants from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi came for the counselling.

Faculty development programme
Mohali, July 12
A five-day faculty development programme, “Applications in mechatronics”, sponsored by the Punjab Technical University (PTU), was organised at the GGS College of Modern Technology, Kharar.


Policeman electrocuted
Ambala, July 12
An ASI of Punjab Police, Surender Singh (40), was electrocuted this morning.

90-yr-old donates body
Ambala, July 12
Son of 90-year-old Niranjan Singh, a resident of Dinarpur village close to Ambala City, have donated different organs of his father to PGI, Chandigarh.

Kalka-Shimla trains resume
Kalka, July 12
The traffic on Kalka-Shimla rail section, which was disrupted due to landslide on Wednesday, has been resumed today. The official sources of Kalka Railway Station revealed that the landslide occurred after heavy rain near Barog Railway Station at around 6 pm yesterday. 

Day two: Lawyers observe strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 12
The judicial work came to a standstill and the litigants have to face difficulty, as the lawyers of District Bar Association observed complete strike on the second consecutive day.

DC: Dispose of revenue cases promptly
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 12
Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan, while presiding over the monthly meeting of district officials here today, directed the revenue officials to decide the division of land cases within a year.


Conman held
Chandigarh, July 12
The UT police today arrested a conman for targeting certain illiterate persons who had come to deposit cash in banks. The accused, Afsar Ansari, duped two persons of Rs 35,000 in separate cases by adopting a peculiar modus operandi.

Man commits suicide at Leisure Valley
Chandigarh, July 12
A 32-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after consuming a pesticide in Leisure Valley, Sector 10, here this morning. The incident came to light around noon when a juice vendor noticed the victim, Mohit Garg, a resident of Sector 8, Panchkula, vomiting at the Valley and called the police.

Head constable arrested for accepting Rs 4,000 bribe 
Mohali, July 12
A head constable, Surinder Singh, was arrested today by a vigilance team from Patiala on the charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000.


A player throws a shot put in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photos: Parvesh ChauhanAsish, Divyanshi hog limelight
Chandigarh, July 12
Asish Lohan of DAV College, Sector 10, was declared fastest in the 100m race in the boys’ under-20 category in the Chandigarh State Sub-Junior and Junior Athletics Championship that commenced at the athletics complex, Sector 46, here today.

A player throws a shot put in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

World Kabaddi Cup from Dec 1
Chandigarh, July 12
The third edition of the World Kabaddi Cup would be hosted by Punjab from December 1 to 15. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held here today by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.



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