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Hike in water tariff on the cards
Chandigarh, February 19
After a proposal for a power tariff hike in the city, residents should now prepare themselves for another shocker as the municipal corporation is planning to hike the water tariff in the city after a gap of three years.

Golf Club has funds to pay lease money: MHA to Admn
Chandigarh, February 19
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has come to the rescue of the Chandigarh Administration in the matter pertaining to the implementation of the revised lease money of the Chandigarh Golf Club (CGC), which is being opposed by the club management.


Panel to probe Golf Club brawl
Chandigarh, February 19
A three-member committee, comprising chairman Lt-Gen KS Mann, SMS Sandhu and JS Rathi, was today formed by the management of the Chandigarh Golf Club. It will hold a probe into the recent brawl that took place on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club last Saturday.

Beginning tomorrow, new Shatabdi to leave city at noon
Chandigarh, February 19
The timing of the new Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi (train number 12046/45) has been revised by the railway authorities and will come into force from February 21. According to the new schedule, the Shatabdi will leave the Chandigarh railway station at 12 noon instead of 11.40 am and will reach the New Delhi railway station at 3.20 pm instead of 3 pm. There is no change in the departure time from New Delhi. The train will start at 7.15 pm and reach Chandigarh at 10.35 pm. The new Shatabdi was flagged off on January 14 by Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.

GMCH Prof acquitted in medico’s suicide case
Chandigarh, February 19
Five years after a student of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, committed suicide by hanging himself, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini S Nagpal today acquitted a GMCH Professor, Dr NK Goel, of the charge of abetment to suicide after the prosecution failed to prove the charges.

Khaki under attack: Two constables thrashed
Chandigarh, February 19
In yet another incident of an assault on the police, a UT constable was assaulted and his uniform torn, and a woman constable beaten up when they went to a colony in Sector 25 this morning to look into a quarrel incident.

Land Acquisition
Mohali farmers may get four showrooms in lieu of 1 acre
Mohali, February 19
In what is likely to be a bonanza for Mohali farmers, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is contemplating to give four showrooms in lieu of one-acre land under the land pooling scheme in Sector 87 here. If the proposal comes through, the farmers, whose land will be acquired here, will get a whopping Rs 4 crore if the prevailing market rate of a similar-sized showroom in Eco City, located near the site, is an indication. Local property dealers say the price of a showroom in Eco City at around Rs 1.10 crore.

GMADA action arbitrary discriminatory, says HC
Chandigarh, February 19
Nearly seven years after the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) acquired land for developing "Knowledge City" and a water treatment plant in Sector 81, Mohali, its action of not allotting plots to landowners under the oustee policy has been declared "patently arbitrary and discriminatory" by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


No work, no pay for striking power staff
Chandigarh, February 19
In view of the nationwide strike called by trade unions from tomorrow, the Chandigarh Administration has enforced “no work, no pay” in the Union Territory. The UT Powermen Union and other employee bodies had decided to go on a two-day strike. The administration has advised all the employees to attend office.

Water supply eludes Attawa rural polyclinic
Chandigarh, February 19
A year on, patients visiting the rural polyclinic in Attawa continue to be devoid of the free-of-cost facility of X-ray, dental check-up and ultrasound as these facilities have been discontinued due to a lack of water supply at the polyclinic over the year.

A doctor examines a patient at the Attawa rural polyclinic in Sector 42, Chandigarh. tribune photo: parvesh chauhan

Rift in city Cong
Local councillor's name missing on invitation cards for Rose Festival
Chandigarh, February 19
Internal rivalry among Congress councillors once again surfaced when the local area councillor’s name was found missing from the invitation card for the Rose Festival, which is being organised by the Municipal Corporation and the UT Administration.

Rose Fest from Feb 22
Chandigarh, February 19
The three-day 41st Rose Festival will open to a majestic opening on February 22 amid blooming roses in the Rose Garden, Sector 16, here. Fun and frolic and a lot of entertainment activities await the residents of the tricity as well as visitors coming to the city from the adjoining areas during the Rose Festival, which will remain open till February 24.

Patient who attacked doctor admitted to psychiatry ward
Chandigarh, February 19
Two days after a mentally challenged patient attacked a doctor at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, with a medical equipment, the hospital has admitted the patient to the Psychiatry Ward.

Ugly side of City Beautiful:
Heaps of leaves left by the MC staff on the roadside in Sector 19, Chandigarh. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Scholar shares his thoughts on art
Chandigarh, February 19
The session "Loving the Art" with an eminent scholar Ashok Vajpayee at the ongoing Amrita Sher-Gil National Art Week at Government Art Museum, Sector 10, was enough to invoke varied thoughts on the relevance of art in our lives and how it plays an important role in mesmerising as well as mystifying the world around us.

Health Dept raids markets
Chandigarh, February 19
A team, led by Nodal Officer for Tobacco Control, raided an outlet in the inner market of Sector 9 and found blatant violations of the section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA)-2003 since it exhibited a glow sign bearing Four Square and also had a display panel for cigarette packages.

Play tickles funny bone of audience at Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, February 19
The 78th performance of comedy play "Gaj Foot Inch" was staged today at Tagore Theatre. Written by Padma Shri awardee KP Saxena and directed by Shyam Juneja Chandigarh of the Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA), the play was laced with many a mirthful moments, which tickled the funny bones of the audience.

Artistes perform in a comedy play, "Gaj Foot Inch", at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

PGI launches HIS module for tracking stocks
Chandigarh, February 19
In a significant development, an Online Inventory Module of Hospital Information System (HIS) was launched at the PGIMER today. The whole process of indenting surgical, furniture, chemical, stationary, glassware and pharmacy items and issuing of the items against indent would now be done through this software. Maintenance and replenishment of the inventory using a software would generate alerts to avoid the situations of stocks of vital and essential items getting out of stock.

Ultrasound centres on Mohali DC’s radar
Mohali, February 19
The Mohali Deputy Commissioner, Varun Roojam, has directed the Health Department to conduct surprise checks at ultrasound centres in the district to check female foeticide.

ASI protests against towing away of car, snubbed by ACP
Panchkula, February 19
Complaining against the towing away of his car landed an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in trouble when the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) snubbed him and asked him to get his car released following proper procedure.

Building bylaws
Owners get plaster on boundary walls removed
Chandigarh, February 19
The owners of kanal houses in the northern sectors have started peeling off the plaster on their boundary walls following notices of building violations issued to them by the UT Estate Office. Plastering boundary walls is against the building bylaws. Citing rules, the UT Estate Office had recently directed the owners to lower the height of the boundary walls of their houses and remove the plaster on them.

The boundary wall of a house in Sector 9 in Chandigarh. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

3 of Mohali family missing for 3 days
Mohali, February 19
Three members of a family have gone missing under mysterious circumstances for past three days. The police claimed to have recovered a suicide note from Baldeep Singh’s rented accommodation in Phase IV, where he stayed with his wife Taranjit Kaur and mother Raminder Kaur.


RTE seats: Only 4 private schools furnish information
Chandigarh, February 19 The differences between the UT Education Department and the private unaided schools have widened on the RTE issue. Except four private schools, no other school responded to the department's circular, asking all the private schools to furnish their details of the seats still lying vacant under the 25 per cent RTE quota.

Board to rectify errors in Class X book
Mohali, February 19
The agitation of an assistant professor of Government College, Sector 46, against mistakes in the Punjab School Education Board’s (PSEB) syllabus book, bore fruits with the board finally agreeing to rectify the errors. The assistant professor, Pundit Rao, who had been agitating in front of the PSEB’s office for the past couple of days, today staged a street play by hiring some labourers to attract attention of the authorities.

Pundit Rao (extreme right), assistant professor at Government College, Sector 46, stages a street play to highlight mistakes in the Class X social studies textbook outside the office of the Punjab School Education Board in Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Bhupinder is PU NSUI chief
Chandigarh, February 19
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) today announced Bhupinder Singh as the new party chairman to lead the party in the coming academic session as well as students' election at PU. The panel of other office bearers of the party were also announced today which was approved by the office of the NSUI headquarters in Delhi.

Newly elected office-bearers of the NSUI at Panjab University. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

DS Nehra new Audit DG
Chandigarh, February 19
DS Nehra has joined as the new Director General Audit (Central), Chandigarh. He has jurisdiction over the audit of all receipts and expenditure of all the Central Government offices, including the autonomous bodies, located in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. — TNS

Adding a sparkle: Students of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, take part in a fashion show during an event, "Sparkles 2013", organised by Navsankalp, a charity association of students, at the college auditorium on Tuesday. Charity event kicks off at DAV-10
Chandigarh, February 19
The annual mega charity event, 'SPARKLES 2013', of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, began in a vibrant and youthful spirit today. Ajay Sharma, Special Secretary, Higher Education, UT, was the chief guest on the occasion. The highlights of the event included one-act play by the DAV College's theatre team Aaghaaz, entralling band performance by Pratyaksh and a soulful performance by the small kids of Snehalaya where the members of Navsankalp have been spending time with the kids. Various dance and song performances kept the audience spell bound. Special performance by RJ Abhimanyu and his band, BCMC, added more colour to the event. The show concluded with the colourful bhangra performance by the students of DAV College itself.

Adding a sparkle: Students of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, take part in a fashion show during an event, "Sparkles 2013", organised by Navsankalp, a charity association of students, at the college auditorium on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

DSP takes charge
Chandigarh: Out of the five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) who joined the UT police on deputation, DSP JL Meena was assigned the charge of OSD Vigilance today. The other four are yet to get a posting, sources said. — TNS


Key accused gives up in Dera Bassi murder case
Dera Bassi, February 19
Key accused in the murder of Dera Bassi-based property dealer has surrendered to the police today. The accused, Rakesh Mehta, was being interrogated, the police said. Some other persons had also been arrested after Mehta’s surrender, said the police.

Motorcyclist dies in road mishap
Kalka, February 19
A recklessly driven oil tanker today claimed the life of a motorbike rider on the NH-22 in Pinjore. According to information, the accident took place at around 5pm today near the newly constructed roundabout on Pinjore-Parwanoo by pass, adjacent to Khaki Shah Peer, Pinjore, when the speeding tanker crushed the motor cyclist. He died on the spot.


Sec 12 murder case
Accused not juvenile, claims Panchkula police
Panchkula, February 19
The Panchkula police today declared before court that Akhilesh, accused of murdering a 65-year-old woman in 2011, is 21 years old.

Missing realtor case
Son, son-in-law to undergo narco test
Panchkula, February 19
In the missing realtor Deepak Rai Sagar case, his son and son-in-law today agreed before court to undergo narco test. Fifty-four-year-old Sagar had gone missing along with his Skoda car around three years ago. After the local police failed to trace him, the case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Man acquitted in rape case
Chandigarh, February 19
The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge VP Sirohi today acquitted a Ram Darbar resident in a case of rape. The court acquitted Dharminder after the prosecution failed to prove the charges. The case was registered in April last year when a girl alleged that the accused refused to marry her despite maintaining physical relations with her in Chandigarh and Manali since 2005. TNS


Man gets 10-year RI in rape case
Chandigarh, February 19
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Preeti Sahni today sentenced a rickshaw-puller to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in a case of rape under Section 376 of the IPC. The court convicted Sampooran Das and also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him.

2 snatchings in Panchkula
Panchkula, February 19
Two cases of snatching were reported here this evening. Two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a resident of Sector 12 while she was standing outside her house.


Jasnoor Singh bags top spot in high jump at school sports meet
Chandigarh, February 19
In the ongoing annual sports meet of Yadavindra Public School, Jasnoor Singh of Ranjit House bagged first place in the high jump (boys' U-12) event today. Harmeet Singh of Nalagarh House and Shehbaaz from Aitchison House finished second and third, respectively.

PU warns coaches
Tells them not to leak out departmental news to media

Chandigarh, February 19
Director Sports (additional charge) of the Panjab University Sports Committee (PUSC), during the general body meeting on Monday, warned the coaches who were the whistleblowers of anti-department news. He demanded the termination of the alleged coaches who were in regular contact with media.

Satluj Public School log win
Panchkula, February 19
In the ongoing Friendship Cricket Series, the team of Satluj Public School defeated Satluj Stunners cricket academy by 6 runs today. After winning the toss, the winning side elected to bat first and scored 178 runs in the allotted slot 25 overs.

100 compete in sports meet
Chandigarh, February 19
The National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) organised its 9th Annual Sports Meet today. A total of 100 sportspersons from 4 NITTTRs contested to claim top spots in the championship. On the first day of the championship, the league phase was conducted. TNS


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