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Anupama may not live, courtesy PGI
Chandigarh, July 20
It took three days for the PGI to wheel in 17-year-old Anupama, who was injured in a bus accident, to the operating theatre where her leg was to be amputated today after it developed gangrene. While she has lost her leg, her chances of survival are very thin as infection has spread to her abdominal area.

Desolate: Anupama’s parents at the PGI. God our only hope
Chandigarh, July 20
Doctors have failed them. Now, God is their only hope. As Anupama is fighting for her life lying on a PGI bed, all her parents can do is prayer.

Desolate: Anupama’s parents at the PGI. Photo by writer


CTU driver booked, chargesheeted 
Chandigarh, July 20
The police has booked CTU bus driver Atul Kumar Gautam under various Sections of the IPC. The UT transport department has also chargesheeted him.

A Gory end to a bigamous union
Chandigarh, July 20
In a bloody end to a bigamous relationship, a 30-year-old property dealer shot himself with a country-made pistol on the head, a few minutes after shooting at his estranged second ‘wife’, Anita, in Sector 44 this morning.

Renu still dreams of fairytale ending & wedding bells
Accused Vajinder and Renu being produced in court.Chandigarh, July 20
“We will get married once we serve our punishment. We may have gone through the worst phase of our life, but our dreams are intact and will help us tide over the crisis,” says a confident and unrepentant 26-year-old Renu, an accused in the Pooja murder case, who seems to be unaware of the gravity of the situation.

Accused Vajinder and Renu being produced in court. Tribune photo: S Chandan


One heavy shower, civic bodies’ claims down the drain
Chandigarh, July 20
A thick blanket of grey clouds forms a canopy over Sector 28 before rain lashed Chandigarh on Friday. It seems that lakhs of rupees spent by the municipal corporation in villages and various sectors of the city for cleaning stormwater pipelines before the onset of monsoon have gone down the drain as the rainfall of just 20.2 mm today posed a major problem of water logging in various parts of the city.

A thick blanket of grey clouds forms a canopy over Sector 28 before rain lashed Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

sewerage treatment plant
5-member panel formed
Chandigarh, July 20 Municipal corporation Mayor Raj Bala Malik today constituted a five-member committee to study technologies needed for the installation of new sewerage treatment plant (STP) in the city.

HCS couple seeks repatriation
Chandigarh, July 20
In an apparent fallout of the ongoing cadre war between the UT cadre bureaucrats and the State cadre officials coming on deputation from Punjab and Haryana, an HCS couple, currently on deputation in Chandigarh, has sought repatriation to their parent state.

Hope for parched Sukhna
Chandigarh, July 20
For quenching the thirst of parched Sukhna Lake, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Chandigarh Administration to release water from the check dams into it.

Power cuts turn up heat
Mohali, July 20
Frequent and unannounced power cuts in the town have thrown life out of gear. The power cuts, which begin in the morning, continue till night adding to the misery caused by the sultry weather. 

Sewadar stuck atop a pole at gurdwara
Mohali, July 20
A sewadar was stranded on a 110-foot pole of Nishan Sahib at Gurdwara Akal Ashram in Sohana here today when the pulley system used to reach the top developed a fault.

Nod to Tibetan national's kidney transplant 
Chandigarh, July 20
The table is clear for Dolma Bhuti’s operation. Caught in a legal squabble because of her refugee status, the 23-year-old Tibetan national can now be operated upon, with the Himachal Pradesh government finally submitting no objection certificate for her kidney transplant.

Mohali fire brigade failed to rescue him
Mohali, July 20
The Mohali fire brigade, which has been crying for hi-tech equipment for years, today failed to rescue a sewadar.

I-T Dept to set up tax kiosks
Mohali, July 20
The Income Tax Department, Mohali, will set up tax kiosks at designated areas in the district in the last week of July to facilitate the filing of income tax returns.

7 sheds razed
Chandigarh, July 20
Seven unauthorised tin sheds were demolished during a demolition drive in Mani Majra today. A team of the municipal corporation demolished seven unauthorised sheds at the rear of SCOs No. 901 to 913.


500 BCom seats lie vacant
Chandigarh, July 20
Around 500 BCom seats are still lying vacant in the 11 city colleges and Panjab University's evening studies department even after the second merit list was declared.

Empower beneficiaries to get desired results, says expert
Chandigarh, July 20
Professor Manjit Singh, organiser of a roundtable discussion on the forthcoming Right to Shelter and Livelihood Bill, said unless the potential beneficiaries of any such scheme were empowered enough to ensure the implementation of the provisions, the Act might not yield the desired results.

UIET students get chance to reappear in August
Members of the Students' Organisation of Panjab University stage a protest at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, July 20
Panjab University has yielded to the demands raised by student organisations to allow a compartment chance for the UIET students who could not clear the requite number of examinations to get promoted to the next year.

Members of the Students' Organisation of Panjab University stage a protest at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


HDFC Bank, insurance company fined
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed HDFC Bank, Mandi Gobindgarh, and HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company to pay Rs 50,000, along with 9 per cent interest, from the date of filing the complaint till its realisation.

Link roads at Banur in need of repair
Banur, July 20
Link roads here are in a bad shape. Residents have to go through a harrowing time while commuting on these roads. These are full of potholes. During rainy season, water gets accumulated on the roads. A number of accidents have occurred on the roads in the recent past. Residents said they had brought the matter to the notice of the officials concerned, but nothing had been done so far.

19 challaned for violating tobacco Act
Patiala, July 20
A team of district health and family welfare department today issued 19 challans under the Tobacco Control Act-2003.


Seven get life term
Chandigarh, July 20
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Preeti Sahni today convicted all seven accused in the murder case of a financier in 2009 and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The accused have also been imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each.

Court begins proceedings to declare Rocky a proclaimed offender
Chandigarh, July 20
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal today initiated proceedings to declare Dimpy murder accused Jaswinder Singh, alias Rocky, a proclaimed offender. The proclamations proceedings were initiated today under CrPC Section 82 after the accused failed to attend court for the third time this month.


Woman constable victim of eve-teasing
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh police arrested a resident of Punjab for making obscene gestures at a lady constable near Aroma Hotel, Sector 22, on July 19.

3 hurt in cylinder blast
Mohali, July 20
Three boys were injured, one of them seriously, when an LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded in Mohali village late last night.

Intoxicants, Rs 20 lakh seized from medical store owner
Mohali, July 20
The police today seized intoxicants and Rs 20 lakh in cash from a medical store owner in Kurali. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the owner of Guru Nanak Medical Store in Kurali, Devinder Singh, was arrested.


Shubhangi, Ishan clinch titles
A paddler serves during a match at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, July 20
Shubhangi and Ishan Kapoor emerged as the winners in the 1st Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall in Sector 23 today.

A paddler serves during a match at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep tewari

Rishabh wins tennis tourney
Chandigarh, July 20
Rishabh Sharda defeated Sahishnu Sharma in straight sets to claim the boys' singles (U-12) title in the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament today.

GMSSS-10 claim 3-2 win
Players in action during a match at Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, July 20
Kamal scored the match-winning goal for Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, in its 3-2 victory against Ryan International School in the ongoing St Soldier Football Trophy today.

Players in action during a match at Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Students bring laurels
Dera Bassi, July 20
Students of Sri Sukhmani International School, Dera Bassi, won two gold medals and two silver medals in a taekwondo championship held in Bhutan recently.


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