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Admn replies in HC on transfer, suspension of guilty police personnel
Complaints authority exceeded its limits
Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday reiterated that the Police Complaints Authority exceeded its jurisdiction by ordering the transfer or suspension of police officials found guilty by it.

Two policemen assaulted during security drive
Chandigarh, August 2
A few days after three UT police constables were assaulted while they were on duty, last night, residents of the BDC colony in Sector 26, attacked Head Constable and a Constable with sharp weapons.


Traffic signals stopped working following the northern grid failure recently Of 70 traffic lights, 66 without battery back-up
Chandigarh, August 2
The claims of being the first planned city of the country fell flat following the northern grid failure when all the traffic lights across the city stopped functioning, resulting in chaos. Senior standing counsel of the Chandigarh Administration, Sanjay Kaushal, added that departmental inquiries had been initiated, in cases where the Police Complaint Authorities had recommended action.
Traffic signals stopped working following the northern grid failure recently. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

SS Bidda, Chief Engineer, MC As rusted pipes leak, MC says it’s helpless
Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has failed to replace the five decade-old leaking underground water supply lines in the five oldest sectors of the city. As a result, the residents of these areas are suffering due to low-water pressure.
                                                                                SS Bidda, Chief Engineer, MC

Anupama’s death wakes up authorities
Chandigarh, August 2
Tomorrow morning at 7.25 am, a special student bus will ply through Mauli Jagran and pick up school students. The bus will however miss 16-year-old Mauli Jagran girl Anupama Sarkar, who could not survive to see how her unfortunate life-ending incident has woken up the authorities to fulfil the most common need of government schoolchildren in the city.

Youth more keen on donating eyes
Chandigarh, August 2
Going by the number of individuals pledging their eyes at the PGI’s Advanced Eye Centre, it is the youth in the city who are more enthusiastic to donate their eyes, compared to the older generation.



Residents’ body airs grievances
Chandigarh, August 2
"I called up at the police control room number "100", but could not get through to the officials," said a resident of Sector 51, SS Bhardwaj, during an interactive session held by the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) members with Chandigarh DSP (Security) Deepak Saharan today. Bhardwaj was not the only person to complain about the inaccessibility of the number, but there were many others who aired the similar grievance.
Raksha bandhan
Girls tie rakhi on their 45-day-old brother at Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday
Girls tie rakhi on their 45-day-old brother at Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Boy stuck in hospital for unpaid dues
Chandigarh, August 1
Poverty is a curse and no one can realise it more that Ajaypal who is finding it hard to get his son discharged from the Government Multi Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, (GMSH) even sfter his treatment is over. Ajay's son is under treatment at the hospital since December last. Ajay owes about Rs 6,000 to the hospital against bed and diet charges.

Pushed to the wall, CHB expedites allotment process
Chandigarh, August 2
Pushed to the wall for not handing over possession of flats, constructed under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, the Chandigarh Housing Board has decided to speed up the process of allotting all such flats.

Yogesh Kumar relieved of DPR charge
Chandigarh, August 2
Opposing "ill-treatment" meted out to the state cadre officers from Punjab and Haryana in the UT Administration has cost HCS officer Yogesh Kumar dear.

Hope for disc patients
Chandigarh, August 2
Bringing relief to the patients suffering from disc problems, the Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Sector 70, Mohali, has started ozone therapy from today. The RSIC is the only centre after New Delhi to provide this facility in the region. The institute has recently achieved the mark of one hundred surgeries of patients suffering spine injuries.

Check purity of gold before buying
Chandigarh, August 2
The next time you buy a gold ornament, you may have to consider its purity before presuming it to be a 22-carat gold article. Out of the 500 jewellery houses across the tricity, 116 are certified under the Bureau of Indian Standards voluntary hallmark scheme.

Rare surgery helps 50-year-old patient walk after 15 years
Mohali, August 2
A rare surgery performed by a Fortis doctor here has made a 50-year-old person walk again after being severely handicapped for 15 years. At the young age of 20, Gurdev Singh from Barnala was struck down with rheumatoid arthritis and by the age of 35 his bones were bent stiff.

Industrialists discuss problems with official
Mohali, August 2 A delegation of the Mohali Industries Association met the Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (AETC) to apprise him of the problems faced by the industry with respect to the newly introduced notification regarding the e-filing of the movement of goods within Punjab.

Office heads accountable for power wastage: Mohali DC
Mohali, August 2
The heads of all government offices, corporations and boards would be responsible if their institutes are found wasting electricity.

DC orders removal of rehris
Mohali, August 2 Mohali deputy commissioner Varun Roojam yesterday issued directions against putting up rehris or stalls along the Ambala-Zirakpur National Highway. The project director, National Highways Authority of India, Chandigarh, has apprised the deputy commissioner that the makeshift shops on the road cause a serious traffic hazards to the commuters.


Students seek better facilities at PU arts department
SOPU members come out from the Vice-Chancellor’s office after submitting a memorandum at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday Chandigarh, August 2
Members of the Student Organisation of Panjab University today submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor demanding infrastructure at the arts department of PU. Students demanded that more water coolers should be installed and non-functional fans should be replaced with new ones.

SOPU members come out from the Vice-Chancellor’s office after submitting a memorandum at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan



New bus terminus for Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 2
The woes of the hundreds of passengers who have to use the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) here might be over finally as the district administration has decided to set up the bus terminal at a new site on the GT Road near Sirhind.

Drug peddlers, vehicle lifter arrested
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 2
The local police has recovered 1,000 intoxicating tablets, 400 gm opium, 25 kg poppy husk, bottles of smuggled liquor and arrested a member of a gang involved in vehicle thefts. SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu told that the local police had set up a naka on the Bhakra Canal bridge near Khalspur village where they noticed a suspicious person and asked him to stop.

guru granth sahib world university
Former acting VC refutes allegations of corruption
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 2
Dr Gurnek Singh, former Acting VC of Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, while addressing media persons here today strongly refuted the allegations levelled by suspended VC Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia that the recruitments made in the university during his tenure were against the rules and regulations, and were arbitrary.


Thieves decamp with car, valuables
Mohali, August 2
Thieves struck at a locked house of former district food officer Rajwant Kaur Ghumman's residence at Phase 9, last night and took away a car and two items of gold jewellery, a gold chain and a pair of earrings.

Police arrests 3 snatchers
Chandigarh, August 2 The Chandigarh police today arrested three snatchers for snatching two mobile phones in the two different incidents. The police said the accused had snatched mobile phones from Indra Colony and Shanti Nagar.


The site where the AstroTurf is to come up in Panjab University, ChandigarhPU to get Astroturf soon
Chandigarh, August 2
The Panjab University is all set to become the first campus of the City Beautiful, to have a new international standard Astroturf Hockey field. The new Astroturf will be carpeted at the old-cricket ground towards the Gymnasium Hall, at the Panjab University (PU) grounds, here.
The site where the AstroTurf is to come up in Panjab University, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S. Chandan

Shiv Kapur in action during a golf clinic at the Golf Club in Chandigarh ‘Golf to be introduced in 2016 Olympics’
Chandigarh, August 2
Golf, counted among the “silent sports”, has a lot to bring home, as it will be re-introduced in the 2016 Olympics games, mentioned ace golfer Shiv Kapur during his visit to the Chandigarh Golf Club.
Shiv was in the city to promote a golf clinic feels the sport is gaining popularity. Now, when it is introduced in the 2016 Olympics, the nation can hope for another top laurels from this game. 

Shiv Kapur in action during a golf clinic at the Golf Club in Chandigarh. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Sahil wins top honours in junior sqay championship
Chandigarh, August 2
Martial arts player, Sahil Kumar, won top honors during the recently concluded 5th Junior and Sub-Junior Chandigarh Sqay Championship, here.

Chandigarh team to face Yamunanagar today
Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association has selected a 19-member squad to represent the city in the upcoming inter-district cricket championship. The team will face Yamunanagar in its opening campaign on August 3.
Jubilant bunch
The Chandigarh football team after winning the Bajaj Alliance Sub-Junior Cup at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, in Chandigarh
The Chandigarh football team after winning the Bajaj Alliance Sub-Junior Cup at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

National Villager Club defeat GMSSS-20 to win title
Chandigarh, August 2
The team of National Villager club defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, (GMSSS-20) by 20-19 and won the title of Dev Samaj Dodgeball Trophy for the Chandigarh State Dodgeball Championship, being held, here.

Annual cricket tourney from August 16
Chandigarh, August 2
The St. Joseph's School will organise the 3rd Annual Cricket Tournament, St Joseph's Champions League for boys (U-13) from August 16, on the school cricket ground, here.


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