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Lake Club Ruckus
GM suspended, inquiry ordered
Chandigarh, August 20
A day after the ruckus at Lake Club, the UT Administration today swung into action and suspended Lake Club general manager Rajiv Tuli with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the UT Administration has also marked an inquiry to Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Mahavir Kaushik.
Police officials examine the pool party spot at Lake Club on Monday. Police officials examine the pool party spot at Lake Club on Monday.  Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari



EARLIER STORIES

A policeman examines the pit in which Sumit (inset) fell at Shanti Nagar in Mani Majra on Monday. 12-year-old boy falls into pit, hurt seriously
Chandigarh, August 20
A 12-year-old boy was injured after he fell into a 30 feet deep pit in the Shanti Nagar area at Mani Majra today. The boy, identified as Sumit, received a spinal injury after falling into the uncovered pit where a water booster system was to be installed.





A policeman examines the pit in which Sumit (inset) fell at Shanti Nagar in Mani Majra on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Police officials look for clues at the house where Mehak was found dead in Panchkula on Monday. Newlywed pregnant woman dies, in-laws booked
Panchkula, August 20
The body of a 23-year-old newlywed pregnant woman was found in her in-laws house under mysterious circumstances at Sector 16 in Panchkula today. The police found a stoll around her neck. The victim, Mehak Garg, who hails from Delhi, married Panchkula businessman Sandeep Garg five months ago. Sandeep is reportedly absconding.


Police officials look for clues at the house where Mehak was found dead in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

ACP Adarshdeep Singh (centre), his father Gurmeet Singh (right) and brother Gagandeep Singh come out of a court on Monday. Panchkula ACP, kin arrested
Panchkula, August 20
Adarshdeep Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Panchkula, his brother Gagandeep Singh and father Gurmeet Singh, who were involved in a brawl with a head constable of the Chandigarh Police, were arrested by the UT police on Sunday night.




ACP Adarshdeep Singh (centre), his father Gurmeet Singh (right) and brother Gagandeep Singh come out of a court on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Software engineer electrocuted
Mohali, August 20
A 23-year-old software engineer was electrocuted at Mataur village during the heavy rain here this evening.



COMMUNITY

No end to Hallo Majra water woes
Chandigarh, August 20
For the past one year, 12-year-old Ranjeet has been starting his routine in the morning fetching water on a rickshaw from a leaking water pipeline located near Hallomajra village as there is no water supply to the area where he resides. This is not the story of only Ranjeet but 100 other families residing in Hallo Majra village have been facing water problem while the authorities concerned have failed to find a permanent solution to the problem.

Women and children queue up for their turn to fill their buckets and containers at a tap at Hallo Majra village in Chandigarh.

Women and children queue up for their turn to fill their buckets and containers at a tap at Hallo Majra village in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal; (centre) A woman and a boy fetch water from a leaking pipeline adjoining a drain near the village. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan; (right) A boy carries water bottles on a rickshaw at Hallo Majra, which has been facing a severe shortage of water.

AnupamaAnupama case
Court proceedings no impediment to panel probe: Experts
Chandigarh, August 20
While the decision of Anupamaís parents to move the Consumer Forum against the PGI has led to the external probe committee withhold its investigations seeking a legal opinion on the matter, legal experts in the city have stated that the court case cannot be an impediment to the inquiry. 
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Mohali Civil Hospital
Garbage, stinking toilets welcome patients
Mohali, August 20
Cleanliness seemed to be last on the priority list of the authorities of the Mohali Civil Hospital, Phase VI.

Wild growth of congress grass; and (right) heaps of garbage lying unattended at the Mohali Civil Hospital.

Wild growth of congress grass; and (right) heaps of garbage lying unattended at the Mohali Civil Hospital. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

The increased water level of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Boating business picks up at Sukhna Lake again
Chandigarh, August 20
Frequent rainfall has brought some relief to the UT Administration, as the water level at the cityís landmark, Sukhna Lake, has also increased.


The increased water level of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Road caves in
The portion of a road near St Johnís School that caved in after the rain on Monday.
The portion of a road near St Johnís School that caved in after the rain on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Police yet to arrest SP, others
Mohali, August 20
The police is yet to arrest Amandeep Kaur, Superintendent of Police (vigilance), hawaldar Harminder Singh, Rajinder Singh, Rajiv Sood and Paramjit Singh in the suicide case of Ranjeet Singh, an excise and taxation officer.

Falling of PoP
Narrow escape for hostel inmates
Mohali, August 20
It was a narrow escape for inmates of girlsí hostel of the Chandigarh Group of College (CGC) at Landran when some parts of the Plaster of Paris (POP) fell off from the ceiling following heavy rain in the area.

Fraud Case
Complainant alleges police inaction
Chandigarh, August 20
Alleging police inaction in a fraud case, a complainant has accused the UT police of not taking any action on the FIR lodged a year ago.

Pumping station inaugurated
Chandigarh, August 20
UT Adviser to the Administrator, KK Sharma, inaugurated a pumping station for tertiary treated water at Sector 48-A today.

Stray dogs scare passengers at railway station
Stray dogs at platform number 1 of the Chandigarh railway station on Monday.Chandigarh, August 20
Chandigarh-bound passengers on board the Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express had a taste of hospitality of the Railways when they were greeted by stray dogs on the platform number 1 at the Chandigarh railway station this morning.

Stray dogs at platform number 1 of the Chandigarh railway station on Monday. Photos: colonel MPS Kahlon (retd)

Valley of Animal Garden inaugurated
Residents enjoy an evening at the Valley of Animal Garden, Sector 49, in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, August 20
Adviser to the UT Administrator K K Sharma today inaugurated Valley of Animal Garden in Sector 49, and dedicated it to the residents of the city. The scheme to develop the garden, which is spread in a seven acre area, was sanctioned under the central financial assistance scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, at the cost of Rs 140 lakh.

Residents enjoy an evening at the Valley of Animal Garden, Sector 49, in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: s chandan

More rain likely in tricity in coming days
Chandigarh, August 20
The recent showers in the city have brought down the overall rainfall deficiency to 37% from 45%. According to the local meteorological department, more rain is expected in days to come.

A JCB breaks the road in Phase IV to provide an outlet for rain water in Mohali on Monday. Rain pours misery on Mohali
Mohali, August 20
Heavy rain this evening once again brought misery for residents as water entered a number of houses in various parts of the town. The traffic was also hit.





A JCB breaks the road in Phase IV to provide an outlet for rain water in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky gharu


Offering prayers
A boy holds an Indian flag as Muslims offer prayers on Eid at Jama Masjid in Chandigarh on Monday.
A boy holds an Indian flag as Muslims offer prayers on Eid at Jama Masjid in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

police station jinxed
Havan fails to ward off evil spirits
Panchkula, August 20
With the recent arrest of the under training ACP Adarshdeep Singh of Sector 14 Panchkula police station, it seems that Panchkula police officers have every reason to believe that the Sector 14 police station is jinxed.

Kaushalya Dam water for Panchkula soon
Panchkula, August 20
The newly constructed Kaushalya Dam, which had gone completely dry and was to provide water only by the next year due to dry conditions, is now ready to provide water to the town soon .It was only after the rain on Sunday that the water level in the dam had risen by 12 meters and the Irrigation Department declared that the dam was ready to supply water this year.


EDUCATION

Panjab University student Elections
Bulk SMS ban hits poll campaign
Chandigarh, August 20
The central government's provisional ban on bulk messages and the cap of five messages per-day on pre-paid numbers has badly hit the campaign for student council elections at Panjab University (PU).

UT Education dept
Woman employee alleges sexual harassment; probe ordered
Chandigarh, August 20
A class II female employee of the UT Education department has lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against a fellow male employee with higher officials of the department.A four-member committee has been set up by the department to inquire into the matter. The final report of the committee is still awaited.

Talwar is DAV managing committee secretary
Chandigarh, August 20
Former principal of DAV School-8, Ravinder Talwar, has been appointed as the secretary of DAV managing committee, New Delhi. 65-year-old Talwar is also heading the administrative work of several sports association in the city including, khokho and handball associations. He also is the secretary of Chandigarh Olympics Association.

pu senate elections
Professor withdraws nomination
Chandigarh, August 20
Senior professor Promila Pathak of Panjab University has withdrawn her nomination from the faculty constituency for the upcoming Senate elections.



 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Three boards to examine Fiza's viscera, other things
Kharar, August 20
The Punjab State Medical Laboratory is certainly extra cautious in the Anuradha Bali, aka Fiza case. Taking no chance, the laboratory authorities have formed three boards consisting three analysts each to chemically examining the reports of Fiza's viscera.



CRIME

The conman in police custody. Conman posing as scribe held
Chandigarh, August 20
Posing as a mediaperson, a city resident opened an immigration firm and duped two persons of lakhs of rupees promising them easy migration abroad. He had plans to flee abroad and got registered a fake report of his passport theft to avoid suspicion.


The conman in police custody. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Thieves decamp with cash, car stereos
Chandigarh, August 20
Miscreants smashed windowpanes of three cars and broke locks of a booth in Ram Darbar before they decamped with cash and car stereos in the wee hours this morning.

Housing project
Two more cheating cases registered
Zirakpur, August 20
Two fresh cases of cheating have been registered against Prince Garg, son of Jeevan Garg, who has been absconding for past few months following several complaints against him. As a result many of his housing projects in the area had come to a halt.

75 booked for submitting fake academic certificates
Mohali, August 20
Taking action in the case, involving submission of fake academic certificates for the posts of forest guards, the Mohali police has registered an FIR against 75 candidates here.

Gang of thieves busted, 7 held
Mohali, August 20
The police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves by arresting its seven members, including five women, this evening.

Stabbing Case
Third accused surrenders
Mohali, August 20
The third accused in the stabbing case has surrendered before the court of judicial magistrate this afternoon.

2 PU students arrested
Chandigarh, August 20
The UT police have arrested two Panjab University students in a case of brawl reported last week.


SPORTS

3 years on, sports infrastructure still incomplete
Chandigarh, August 20
The officials of the UT sports department and engineering department seem to be struggling hard to complete the pending sports infrastructure in the City Beautiful.
The incomplete indoor basketball stadium at Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh; (centre) Tiles missing from Sector-46 Sports Complex.
The incomplete indoor basketball stadium at Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh; (centre) Tiles missing from Sector-46 Sports Complex. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari; (right) The basketball court at the Sector-7 Sports Complex in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

cricket tourney
Chandigarh, Patiala, Amritsar register wins
Chandigarh, August 20
The cricket teams of Chandigarh, Patiala and Amritsar won their opening match on the basis of first innings lead during the ongoing Katoch Shield Cricket Tournament being held here.

Players in action during a match at the Sector-42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Delhi defeat Surjit Academy
Chandigarh, August 20
In the ongoing league matches of the 11th ONGC SN Vohra memorial sub-junior (U-14) hockey tournament, the teams of Delhi Hockey XI and Baba Udam Hockey Academy Khadur Sahib register wins at hockey stadium of Sector-42 Sports Complex here today.



Players in action during a match at the Sector-42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Shooting meet from August 27
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Rifles Association will organise 37th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship from August 27 to 29 at the Markfed Shooting Range, Phase VI, Mohali.

Tarun, Rocky lift golf cup
Chandigarh, August 20
Golfer Tarun Lehal and Rocky Dhillon won the Independence Day Cup played at the Chandigarh Golf Club here.

Sakhsham wins badminton tourney
Chandigarh, August 20
Sakhsham defeated his opponent to win the final of boys (U-10) during the ongoing Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championship held at Badminton Hall of Sector-42 Sports Complex.

Naina, Kalyani, Pankaj bag table tennis titles
Chandigarh, August 20
Table tennis players Naina, Kalyani, Pankaj, Rahul, Arnav won titles during the Prof RS Mehta Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament held at Table Tennis Hall in Sector 23 here today.

 



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