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UT restarts probe into booth scam 
Chandigarh, July 7
Krishna Market in Sector 41, Chandigarh. The UT Estate Office has restarted the probe into the infamous booth allotment scam in Krishna Market, Sector 41.

Krishna Market in Sector 41, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Patients forced to bring water from home
Chandigarh, July 7
Patients visiting the Dadu Majra Civil Dispensary, Sector 38 (West), have no other option but to bring water from their houses as there is an acute shortage of water at the dispensary.


Display boards defaced, authorities clueless 
Chandigarh, July 7
Display boards on the premises of various government offices on Madhya Marg have been defaced. The boards have been smeared with black paint. But officials seem least bothered to lodge a complaint with the authorities concerned.

Women better behind the wheel: Survey 
Chandigarh, July 7
Men may not like this, but women are officially better behind the wheel. A survey conducted by the Road Accident Analysis Cell of the Chandigarh Traffic Police revealed that 2,141 men were involved in accidents in the past five years (2008-2012) as compared to 490 women.

Property dealer commits suicide
Chandigarh, July 7
A 65-year-old Mohali-based property dealer allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at a hotel in Sector 22 here.



Drain cleaning comes to naught
Chandigarh, July 7
With the Municipal Corporation workers failing to collect the garbage removed from the drains on time, their cleaning has turned out to be a futile exercise. The uncollected garbage flows back into the drains during rain. According to the rules, the workers have to collect the garbage removed from the drains within 24 hours.

BJP, Congress workers clash at Bansal’s rally
Chandigarh, July 7
High drama was witnessed when the workers of the BJP and the Congress clashed near Colony No.4 in Industrial Area, Phase 1, here. Workers from both the the parties suffered injuries and at least five vehicles were damaged.

Anup Jalota, ghazal and bhajan singer, performs at the PGI Audtorium in Chandigarh on Sunday.
soul stirring: Anup Jalota, ghazal and bhajan singer, performs at the PGI Auditorium in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

GMCH staff not paid for two months
Chandigarh, July 7
More than 40 contractual employees of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, have not received their salaries for the past two months. The employees include ward attendants, data entry operators and hospital attendants.

World allergy day
Watch out for the fruits you eat
Panchkula, July 7
Fruits that you relish can actually harm your health too; courtesy, fruit vendors supplying artificially ripened fruits. In the past one month, as many as 25 farmers who deal in fruits have visited the skin hospitals in Panchkula for their treatment. It was revealed that the chemicals like calcium carbide, bethylene and ethylene, used for artificial ripening of fruits, led to these diseases.

Fard kendras a boon for landowners
Mohali, July 7
“The computerised “Fard Kendras” are proving a boon for land owners as they are now getting “fards” and attested copies of their respective lands there within 15 minutes that too without any hassle”, said Mohali Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu.

‘Natak Ka Naam Kyu Rakhe’ deals with different shades of life
Chandigarh, July 7
Different shades of life were brought to the fore through the play "Natak Ka Naam Kyu Rakhe" staged at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, today. The play was the output of a 10- day acting workshop conducted by Niresh Kumar, a final-year student of National School of Drama, New Delhi.

open house response
Be alert while getting ATM cards swiped Security network should be put in place
It certainly is a matter of grave concern that the automated teller machine (ATM) cards are being cloned by unscrupulous elements and hundreds of innocent people are being deprived of their hard earned money kept in "trusted" banks for safety. 


PU yet to make hostels vehicle-free
Chandigarh, July 7
Although Panjab University (PU) authorities claim that hostels on the campus have been made vehicle free from July 1, four-wheelers owned by hostellers can still be found parked in the hostel parking lots.

bCom admissions
Final merit list to be out today
Chandigarh, July 7
The final merit for the centralised admissions to the BCom courses in the city colleges and the PU evening department will be declared on Monday.

duplicate admit cards
Results of two candidates withheld till completion of PU inquiry
Chandigarh, July 7
While results of the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by Panjab University (PU) have been declared, the varsity has held back the results of two girl candidates who appeared in the test for admission to MCA with all the particulars on their admit cards same except their names.

cbse jee (mains)
Normalisation process giving edge to state boards, rue students
Chandigarh, July 7
The complex process followed by the Central Board of Secondary Education in calculating the final ranks of Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) has made a large section of city students jittery.

government schools
Dept introduces traffic marshal programme 
Chandigarh, July 7
A traffic marshal guides children through traffic after the closing hours at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, in Chandigarh. Nearly a year after Anupama’s death, the UT Education Department has begun the Traffic Marhsall Programme in front of 10 government schools to ensure the safety of students during their opening and closing hours.

A traffic marshal guides children through traffic after the closing hours at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Children awarded for reading books
Chandigarh, July 7
City-based NGO Yuvsatta organised a prize distribution function to mark the culmination of Read Bapu Dham Contest. Roshni won the first prize. She was presented a bicycle for reading maximum number of books among all the students from Bapu Dham Colony.

From Schools


Ghaggar pollution
Authorities wake up to the crisis
Dera Bassi, July 7
After The Tribune published a story on the pollution of Ghaggar River some time back, the Pollution Control Board and other authorities concerned have started taking steps for controlling the menace.

Road accident victim dies of injuries
Dera Bassi, July 7
A woman who was injured in a road accident on a national highway near Chandigarh on Tuesday died today. The deceased has been identified as Gurmail Kaur of Pandwala village. 

Mango Mela at Pinjore draws people in droves
Kalka, July 7
Children relish mangoes at the 22nd Mango Mela at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore. More than 25,000 visitors from the region thronged the two-day Mango Mela at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, on the concluding day today. It was organised by the Haryana Horticulture Separtment, in association with the Haryana Tourism Department.
Jagannath Pahadia, Governor, Haryana, drew the curtains on the 22nd Mango Mela at Pinjore Gardens, which left a sweet lingering taste among the thousands of visitors, who thronged the venue.
Children relish mangoes at the 22nd Mango Mela at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


Main accused still at large, two others sent to one-day remand
Mohali, July 7
The accused in police custody. In the case of firing between two groups of Akali Dal at Mauli Baidwan village, the two accused - Gurdip Singh and Gurjinder Singh, who were arrested last night - were sent to a one-day remand by the court today.
So far, seven out of 15 accused named in the FIR, have been arrested by the Sohana police. Ranjit Singh, alias Rode, one of the main accused who had fled from the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, to evade his arrest, is still absconding.
The accused in police custody. A Tribune photograph


P’kula trader thrashed, robbed
Panchkula, July 7
Two unidentified miscreants robbed a resident of Sector 18, Panchkula, of cash and valuables last evening after thrashing him with rods. The incident took place when Lalit Katyal (32) was returning from his shop. A passerby saw him lying in a pool of blood and rushed him to the General Hospital, from where doctors referred him to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh.

Man found murdered 
Chandigarh, July 7 
The body of a 25-year-old man was found at Ramdarbar here this morning. The deceased was a resident of the same area and the police suspects that an old enmity was the reason behind the murder.


national masters athletics meet
Veteran athletes win medals
Chandigarh, July 7
Age is no deterrent if one has stamina to win gold medals. Seventy five-year-old brisk-walker, Madan Lal, is among those athletes, who are hungry to win medals at any cost.

GHS-26 outplay Chitkara International School
Chandigarh, July 7
In the ongoing Pre-Subroto Football Cup, the team of Government High Schools, Sector 26 (GHS-26), Police Lines, defeated Chitkara International School, Sector 25, at the Sports Complex, Football Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Arunima wins chess championship
Chandigarh, July 7
Winners of the Women Chess Championship strike a pose with their prizes at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chess player Arunima Goyal, continuing her winning streak, won the 2013’s edition of Women’s Chess Championship, here today.
A student of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the Chandigarh Women’s Chess Championship by making a cut of 3 out of 3 points, at St Xaviers Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

Winners of the Women Chess Championship strike a pose with their prizes at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S chandan

Coaches should update their knowledge, says Pandove
Mohali, July 7
A four-day long O-level coaches’ course organised by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), concluded at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, here today.

Swimming championship from July 16
Chandigarh, July 7
The UT Sports Department will organise Sub-Junior and Junior Level Swimming Competition, at the All Weather Swimming Pool (Yoga Centre), Sector 23, here. The competition will be organised in both, boys and girls category, from July 16 to 18. Top three position holders will be awarded with cash prizes.

Rishab beats Ramanjot in tennis
Mohali, July 7
Rishab Sharda plays a shot during tennis tournament in Mohali on Sunday. Rishab Sharda outclassed her rival Ramanjot Dhindhsa, in a final qualifying round match of the ongoing AITA Paragon Total Tennis Tournament, being held at Paragon School, here. Rishab defeated Ramanjot Dhindhsa at 8-5 while Digvijay Partap beat Rahul Kumar Verma by 8-0.

Rishab Sharda plays a shot during tennis tournament in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

34 selected for training camp
Chandigarh, July 7
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA), affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association, has selected a 34-member squad to prepare for the upcoming Katoch Shield Tournament, to be held next month.


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