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16-yr-old hurt as goalpost gives way
Chandigarh, September 3
Victim Rupinder Singh under treatment at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. A 16-year-old non-medical student of Class XII at the GMSSS-37 B, Rupinder Singh, was severely injured after an iron pole (football goalpost) fell on him in the school at about 11.45 am today.

Victim Rupinder Singh under treatment at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Now, victims of atrocities can claim relief
Chandigarh, September 3
Now, victims of atrocities can claim compensation under the Chandigarh Victims' Assistance Scheme, 2012. Under the scheme, which was notified today by the UT Administration, the victims can claim compensation for 10 types of offences, including murder, assault, rape, acid attack and human trafficking. They can claim compensation for rehabilitation also.

No poison found in samples lifted from Fiza's house
FizaMohali, September 3
Experts at the Punjab State Chemical Laboratory at Kharar have found no traces of poison in the samples of liquor, soda, water and eatables (cheese pakoras) which were lifted from Fiza’s room on August 7. Sources said the chemical analysis of all samples had been conducted and a report had been prepared. However, there were some doubts over the viscera analysis and it was being re-examined. It would take another day or two to prepare the final report in this regard, the sources said.

Cops' kin turning lawbreakers
Panchkula, September 3
Be it a case of robbery, kidnapping, attempt to murder or carjacking, it has come to light that kin of law protectors are turning lawbreakers. Most of the recent crimes show thier involvement.

Stray dogs hound Panchkula residents
Stray dogs chase children in Sector 14, Panchkula.Panchkula, September 3
Vinod Bhushan, an eldery person, was walking home from the Sector 12 market here when a pack of stray dogs attacked him. He was bitten while trying to shoo them away. Almost everyday, residents are becoming victims of dog bites in Panchkula. As many as 42 cases of dog bites have been reported in the past one week. Five such incidents were reported today itself.

Stray dogs chase children in Sector 14, Panchkula. Photo: Nitin Mittal


Govt school runs from PGI serai
Government Model High School, Sector 12, shares its building with the PGI Rotary Serai. The serai occupies the ground floor and portions of first and second floors, while children attend classes on the first and second floors (circled) in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, September 3 For children studying at the government school located at the PGI campus, “adjustment” seems to be too small a term. The school, which has been operating from a serai (shelter home) housing patients for the past 12 years, has not only kept the children aloof of basic facilities like clean toilets, playgrounds and spacious classrooms but also posed risks of exposure to the patients with chronic ailments.

Government Model High School, Sector 12, shares its building with the PGI Rotary Serai. The serai occupies the ground floor and portions of first and second floors, while children attend classes on the first and second floors (circled) in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Lake Club
Attractive deal on beer was on offer at pool party: Caterer
A file photo of the Lake Sports Complex in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, September 3
In the high-voltage pool party at the Lake Club, the attractive deal of one-plus-one was available on beer for youngsters. Not only this, chicken items like kebab, etc, were also available at Rs 100 per small plate. It was revealed in the statement given by Sanjay Singla, official caterer of the Lake Club, to the UT police.

A file photo of the Lake Sports Complex in Chandigarh.

16 complainants turn up at public darbar
Chandigarh, September 3
UT Administrator Shivraj Patil’s public darbar witnessed 16 complainants that turned up for the public hearing session at the UT Secretariat, Sector 9, today. One of the complainants, Sucha Singh, a victim of the 1984 riots, said his truck was burnt in Madhya Pradesh in 1984, but he has not got any compensation so far.

PGI to launch 27 genetic tests
Chandigarh, September 3 The Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is going to introduce 27 new genetic tests for patient care. These include genetic testing for epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, ataxias, Alzheimer, Parkinson, migraine and retinitis pigmentosa.

Now, eggs to be served at food street
The Night Food Street in Sector 14, Chandigarh Chandigarh, September 3
The all-vegetarian menu at the Night Food Street at Sector 14 will now include eggs and four kiosks will be allotted for the food street. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Finance and Contract Committee (FNCC) today.

The Night Food Street in Sector 14, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh scan
A meet of JMOSMA was organised at Chandigarh Club. Old students of Model 22 School recalled their school memories. It was fun to meet old school friends after a gap of 25 to 30 years. Most of them also enquired about the wellbeing of those who were not present in the meet. The meet concluded with a vote of thanks to members present there and with the hope of next meet on October 5, this year.

Wastage of public money
In a perfect example of wastage of public money and poor quality of work by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC), the recently laid paver blocks by the civic body in different parts of Chandigarh have given way and there is no accountability of officials.

Broken paver blocks at Sector 17; and (right) at Sector 19 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj mahajan

Panchkula ACP resumes charge
Panchkula, September 3
Panchkula Assistant Commissioner of Police (under training) Adarshdeep Singh, who was recently lodged in Burail Jail, resumed his duty from today. He was released on bail on September 1 and currently posted as station house officer at Sector-14 police station, Panchkula.

Thrashing of student by teacher
Mohali police to conduct inquiry
Mohali, September 3
The Mohali police will conduct an inquiry in the alleged bashing-up case of a six-year-old student of Lawrence Public Senior Secondary School (LPSSS), Sector 51, by a PT teacher. The parents of Jatin Kansal, a student of Class I, today approached Mohali SSP GS Bhullar and urged him to take action. Following which Bhullar marked an inquiry by DSP (headquarters) in the case.

Jatin, who was thrashed by a teacher at Lawrence School, returns to his home, Balongi, in Mohali on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

423 vehicles challaned
Chandigarh, September 3
To curb the menace of plying unauthorised vehicles with incomplete documents, driving overloaded vehicles and to make the city pollution free, the State Transport Authority (STA) carried out an intensive checking campaign of commercial vehicles.

Musical treat for senior citizens
Chandigarh September 3
Melody ruled the centre-stage as Rinku Kalia, acclaimed vocalist and winner of Zee TV’s musical show “Sa Re Ga Ma”, performed at a concert organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Nutritious food exhibition at Fortis
Mohali, September 3
As part of World Nutrition Week, from September 1 to 7, an exhibition of various nutritious foods was organised at Fortis Hospital.

BJP councillors submit memo to Adviser
Chandigarh, September 3
Senior BJP leaders, including Harmohan Dhawan, along with councillors today submitted a memorandum to UT Adviser KK Sharma against the MC’s decision to scrap the project of day market at Mauli Jagran.

Girl commits suicide
Panchkula, September 3
A 20-year-old resident of Haripur village committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan of her room this afternoon. The victim, identified as Anita, married Ramdas, a labourer, this April Anita was rushed to Sector-6 General Hospital where she was declared brought dead. According to the family of the deceased, the victim committed suicide as Ramdas was torturing her to get a bike as dowry. The accused Ramdas has been arrested. — TNS

Admn removes encroachments
Mohali, September 3
The district administration today removed illegal structures, about six meat shops, along the highway at Balongi village today. The drive was conducted under the supervision of Mohali SDM Lakhmir Singh. “One of these structures was a cemented shop while the others were wooden kiosks”, said SDM Lakhmir Singh. — TNS

An employee of the municipal corporation removes encroachments at Balongi in Mohali on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu


Lyngdoh committee
Student bodies violate norms
Chandigarh, September 3
Panjab University will issue show-cause notices to three student organisations for violating Lyngdoh recommendations. The parties, during checking were found using printed material and were even disturbing classes during campaigning.

Parties announce candidates
Chandigarh, September 3
Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) will contest the elections in alliance with Hindustan Students Association (HSA) and Student Organisation of India (SOI), SOPU has decided to field Satwinder Singh from the geology department as the presidential candidate meanwhile, Kuldeep Sheron an HSA candidate has been fielded for the post of secretary.

SOPU presidential candidate Satwinder (in white kurta pyjama); and (right) PUSU-NSUI presidential candidate Abhinav on their way to file the nomination papers at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday.
SOPU presidential candidate Satwinder (in white kurta pyjama); and (right) PUSU-NSUI presidential candidate Abhinav on their way to file the nomination papers at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Coalition the norm
Chandigarh, September 3
Coalition is not a buzz word among the main stream political parties but the trend is catching fast among the student organisations also who prefer entering into alliances with other parties to ensure a massive win.

Swanky cars add to expenditure
Students with their cars on the Panjab University campus. Chandigarh, September 3
Riding swanky cars with party stickers to show money and muscle power will not come easy to the student organisations as using each car for campaigning would be added to the expenditure of a candidate.

Students with their cars on the Panjab University campus. A Tribune photograph

800 additional humanities seats for Class XI
Chandigarh, September 3
The UT Education Department has created over 800 additional seats in humanities in government schools with a view to accommodate those students who did not get admission in class XI even after three rounds of counselling due to lower CGPA. Along with vacant seats, these seats will be given to low CGPA students in special round of admission, to be held separately in different schools on Tuesday.

5 outsiders detained; let off
Chandigarh, September 3
High drama was witnessed when the Chandigarh police started surprise checking of the identity cards of Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) supporters outside the law department.

30 go on fast after cancellation of candidature
Chandigarh, September 3
Supporters of SOPU protest at GGDSD College, Sector 32, in Chandigarh on Monday. Over 30 members of Student Organistaion of Panjab University today began an indefinite hunger strike at GGDSD College, Sector 32, after the nominations of SOPU presidential candidate was rejected due to incomplete information. SOPU leader, Amtoj Singh, had filled his nominations for the presidential post, however, his candidature was cancelled due to his incomplete form.

Supporters of SOPU protest at GGDSD College, Sector 32, in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: s. chandan

28 girls file papers for 4 seats
Chandigarh, September 3
It is not just the Panjab University where student leaders are in race for power, but the girls’ colleges in the city are also witnessing competition among the candidates contesting student elections, which can be gauged with the fact that total 28 candidates today applied for four seats in student council at Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42.

Quick police action defuses tension
Chandigarh, September 3
A verbal dispute between SOPU and PUSU supporters was witnessed at the girls’ hostels today evening. Timely intervention by the police pacified the situation.



Experts dwell on rights of the disabled
Patiala, September 3
On the final day of the three-day training programme on Changing Dimensions of Human Rights, Prof (Dr) Anirudh Prasad elaborated human rights of differently-abled persons under national and international law.

Dera Bassi-Hebatpur Road Widening
Clear roadsides, MC tells firms
Dear Bassi, September 3
Following high court orders, municipal council of Dera Bassi in order to widen Dera Bassi-Hebatpur Road has issued notice to firms, residents and landowners owing properties on either side of the road.


Acid attack cases
Will notify relief policy in a week, UT tells HC
Chandigarh, September 3
The Chandigarh Administration today told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it would notify a policy for compensating acid attack victims within a week. A statement to this effect was made before the Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain as the issue came up for resumed hearing this morning. The States of Punjab and Haryana, on the other hand, sought additional time for the purpose.

Apna ghar case
Accused applies for bail again
Panchkula, September 3
In the Apna Ghar case, one of the accused, Harvinder, today applied for bail for the second time. It was after he completed a period of 60 days that he applied for the bail. It was on August 9 when the CBI court had rejected his earlier bail. Harvinder had applied for a bail along with another accused, Dayanand, on August 1.

Forum asks builder to pay Rs 2 lakh
Chandigarh, September 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Mohali, has penalised a Barnala builder for harassing an investor, who had purchased a flat at the Maya Garden Complex in Zirakpur.


3 killed in accidents
Mohali, September 3
Three persons were killed in two accidents at Tangori village near here today. In the first incident, two friends, identified as Jaspreet Singh from Chaudiala village near Dera Bassi and Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Derri village near Soneta, lost their lives when their motorbike (CH01AH 4112) was hit from behind by a private bus ((PB11AA-0604).

Volunteers try to pull out the body of an accident victim from under a bus at Tangori village in Mohali district on Monday. A Tribune photograph


Soccer meet
Aged referees officiate football tournament
Chandigarh, September 3
For the officials of the Directorate of Sports, Panjab University(PU), referees above the age of 45 years and the student of MPED (Master of Physical education), are fit to officiate the Inter-college Football Tournament, which kicked-off on a ground, covered with heavy grass and uneven patches, at PU campus, here today.

Players vie for the ball during the Inter-college Soccer Tournament at the PU in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Security blues for players at Panjab University
Chandigarh, September 3
The baseball players, participating in the Inter-college Baseball Tournament for Boys (A-Division), faced difficulties in taking their sluggers inside the campus of Panjab University due to the security checks, which were made necessary due to the upcoming students election at the university. A team need a minimum of four sluggers and a total of 10 teams are participating in the competition.

Katoch Shield Tourney
Patiala rebound after initial loss
Chandigarh, September 3
A brilliant ton by Patiala's Jeewanjot Singh and Amitoze Singh enabled their team to score 395 runs against Mohali on the first day of the Katoch Shield (elite group)matches at PCA stadium today.

Cricket Tournament
Heavenz Club enter semifinals
Patiala, August 3
Heavenz Club has defeated Friends Cricket Club (FCC), Samana, by six wickets and entered into the semifinals of the ongoing Heavenz Hot Weather Open Cricket Tournament here today. Earlier, the match was reduced to 30 overs following the showers.

Mohd Hassan wins carrom title
Chandigarh, September 3
Carrom players Mohd Hassan, Farheen and Tuba won the top titles during the ongoing 22nd Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament, which concluded at St Stephen’s School, today. Mohd Hassan defeated Gagandeep in the men’s (singles) final by 18-21, 20-7, 23-16 while in the boys’s (junior singles) final game, Hassan outclassed his brother Saquib in straight games by 20-5, 12-1.

Players in action during the final match of a carrom competition at St Stephen’s School in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Robin does city proud
Chandigarh, September 3
Taking the name of CFA (Chandigarh Football Academy) to a new height, Robin Singh made the city proud after becoming the member of the Indian football team, which won the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament last evening. The lad has spent his initial years in the academy and learned basic of the game there.

Table tennis tourney begins
Chandigarh, September 3
The seventh All India Defence Accounts Department Table Tennis Tournament, kicked-off at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today. The tournament is organised under the aegis of the Defence Accounts Sports Control Board (DASCB). A total of 23 offices of the Defence Accounts Department are participating in the tourney. 49 male and 18 female players will vie for the title in both men's and women's (singles and doubles) category.

Easy win for GGDSD
Chandigarh, September 3
GGDSD College has defeated PG Government College, Sector 11, in a one-sided affair during the ongoing Inter-college Baseball Championship for Men (A-Division) here today.

A player all set to hit a shot during the Inter-college Baseball Championship in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari


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