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Illegal constructions on 254 acres
Chandigarh, July 15
Unauthorised constructions have A file photo of Khudda Jassu village near the PGI in Chandigarh come up on 254 acres outside the lal dora in villages in Chandigarh. The draft Chandigarh Master Plan-2031 has raised concern over the unauthorised constructions outside the lal dora. 
A file photo of Khudda Jassu village near the PGI in Chandigarh

Cashew nuts meant for Hooda had insects: Report
Panchkula, July 15
The Food Analyst, Haryana, has found 10 living and eight dead insects in the samples of cashew nuts collected from Anupam Sweets in Sector 11. The cashew nuts were to be served to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during a function on June 26.


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Mocking traffic rules: (Clockwise from top): Flouting the guidelines of Panjab University, youths ride motorcycles without wearing a helmet on the campus. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Patients sweat at PGIís New OPD Block
Chandigarh, July 15
Waiting outside OPDs for their turn, patients at the PGI have to brave the heat for several hours since there is no provision for fans in the corridors on any of the floors. Besides, a number of fans in the already overcrowded patient waiting areas do not work.

In the absence of fans, patients and their attendants brave hot and humid conditions in the corridors of the New OPD Block at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Illegal mining continues unabated in Mohali dist
Mohali, July 15
Illegal mining of soil continues unabated in Mohali district. The fact came to light during a visit by Chandigarh Tribune team to Roorkan village, located alongside a 200-foot under-construction road leading to the new airport.
Illegal mining under way at Roorkan village in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Illegal mining under way at Roorkan village in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Employees have a hectic day clearing telegram rush
Chandigarh, July 15
Employees clear pending telegrams at the BSNL office in Sector 17 on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan It was a hectic day for employees of the local telegraph office as a "record" 400 telegrams, sent by people yesterday, the last day for sending telegrams, had to be cleared by them today. The rush of telegrams was witnessed yesterday as people wanted to use the telegram services one last time.


Employees clear pending telegrams at the BSNL office in Sector 17 on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
 




COMMUNITY

City Beautifulís heart bruised
Chandigarh, July 15
As the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation have turned a blind eye towards Sector 17, the heart of the City Beautiful, it is now slowly turning into a picture of neglect.

Clockwise from top: A damaged pedestrian path; missing tiles in an open space; a man walks past a damaged corridor; and visitors have snacks while sitting on a structure the tiles of which have been removed by miscreants. tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Objections to city master plan to be decided soon
Chandigarh, July 15
The Chandigarh Administration today told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that objections to the recently notified master plan of the city would be decided as early as possible. The Administration, at the same time, asserted that the exact time for finalising the master plan could not be specified at the current stage.

Staff crunch not Postal Deptís concern
Chandigarh, July 15
Ignoring inconvenience to the public due to a delay in postal delivery, the Postal Department is the least bothered to recruit staff to fill the vacant posts. The records of the department revealed that there is a shortage of more than 50 postmen in the local post offices.

Only 5 turn up at Patil's public darbar
Chandigarh, July 15
Union Territory Administrator Shivraj V Patil's public darbar once again evoked a poor response today. Only five complainants attended the public hearing session.

Accused should be booked for making false statements: CBI
Chandigarh, July 15
Elaborating on the falsity of the plea taken by three of the accused in the Judge bribery case, special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta, while arguing during the framing of charges in the CBI court, today pleaded that accused Sanjeev Bansal, Rajeev Gupta and Nirmal Singh should be booked for making false statements under sections 192, 193, 196, 199 and 200 of the IPC.

Three BJP councillors expelled 
Panchkula, July 15
The three newly elected BJP councillors were expelled from the party after it was learnt that they had voted in favour of a Congress candidate. CB Goel from ward number 9, Sunil Talwar from ward number 12 and Ravi Kant Swami from ward number 13 voted for a Congress candidate in the Mayoral elections.

Residentsí body felicitates new Mayor
Panchkula, July 15
The Residents' Welfare Association of Sector 10 honoured the new Mayor of Panchkula, Upinder Ahluwalia.

Officials of the Food and Supplies Department collect samples from a shop in Panchkula on Monday. A Tribune photograph 2 shops raided in Panchkula 
Panchkula, July 15
Officials of the Food and Supplies Department today raided two shops at Sector 25 in Panchkula. The officials collected samples of milk, cheese, 'gulab jamun' and 'barfi' from Grocery Supermarket and Goel Ji Sweets. 



Officials of the Food and Supplies Department collect samples from a shop in Panchkula on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Phulia takes over as Píkula DC
Panchkula, July 15
The new Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula, Dr SS Phulia, assumed charge today.

A motorcyclist takes a wrong turn at Sector 54 in Mohali.
(1) Dangerous ride: A motorcyclist takes a wrong turn at Sector 54 in Mohali. 
Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu


EDUCATION

Private schools found charging fees from EWS students 
Chandigarh, July 15
Several private schools in the city were found charging fees and other funds, even though a nominal amount, from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students admitted under the Right to Education (RTE) Act for the academic session 2010-11.

BCom admissions: UT pool seats filled 
Chandigarh, July 15
Students show their documents for admission at Panjab University on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari All seats in the UT pool for admission to BCom have been filled following the first counselling conducted on Sunday. The counselling for reserved seats was held today. Until two days ago, only 167 BCom seats in the general quota of UT pool (85 per cent) were vacant in three city colleges.


Students show their documents for admission at Panjab University on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Teachers to present lectures before colleagues 
Chandigarh, July 15
The UT Education Department has put government schoolteachers to a litmus test by asking them to prepare lectures from the academic syllabus and then present the same before their fellow colleagues in the upcoming faculty development programme.

PU research scholars hold a protest outside the VCís office in support of their demands on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari
PU research scholars hold a protest outside the VCís office in support of their demands on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Teachers oppose move to extend school hours 
Chandigarh, July 15
State executive committee of the Government Teachers Union (GTU) unanimously opposed the move of extending school hours without providing appropriate infrastructure and facilities.

Psychology a favourite with students this year 
Chandigarh, July 15
Psychology has emerged as the most popular subject among a majority of students seeking admission in Bachelors of Arts (BA) this year in city colleges. This time, the number of applicants for the subject has almost doubled in most of the colleges compared to last year.

Parents made to wait for four hours
Chandigarh, July 15
Parents of students seeking admission to BSc (non-medical) at Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, alleged that they were forced to wait for over four hours for counselling today but to no avail.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD

Residents block highway over erratic water supply 
Dera Bassi, July 15
Irregular water supply forced residents of Lalru to block the national highway for two hours. They lamented that the department had been supplying contaminated water to the town for the past few months.

Residents stage a dharna; and (right) vehicles stuck in a jam on the national highway at Lalru on Monday. A Tribune Photograph

Dr Nair appointed Director of Thapar School of Management 
Patiala, July 15
Dr Padmakumar Nair has been appointed the Director of the LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSOM) run by Thapar University.

ADC holds meeting on polling stations 
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 15
As per the directions of the Election Commission of India regarding the rationalisation of the polling stations, Malwinder Singh Jaggi, ADC (G), today held a meeting with the representatives of the political parties to take their consent before forwarding the appeal to the Election Commission.

2 arrested with 25 kg of poppy husk
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 15
The district police has arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 25 kg of poppy husk from their possession.

Protest leads to jam on Ambala-Hisar highway
Ambala, July 15
Members of the Rajput Sabha and Rajput Youth Brigade blocked the Ambala-Hisar highway for an hour to protest against the distortion of historical facts in TV serial Jodha-Akbar.

CRIME

Woman attacked for objecting to drinking
Chandigarh, July 15
A woman was attacked by miscreants after she objected to drinking by youngsters at a public place in Mauli Jagran.

Man killed in accident 
Chandigarh, July 15
A 28-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a Gypsy.

Vehicle thief arrested
Mohali, July 15
The police has claimed to have arrested a member of a vehicle lifting gang.

Youth killed in road mishap
Zirakpur, July 15
A 26-year-old youth was killed in a road accident last night. The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 19, Panchkula. 

Cash snatched at petrol pump
Chandigarh, July 15
A youth on a motorcycle snatched cash from a petrol station employee in Sector 38 last night.

SPORTS

Athletes take part in trials barefoot
Chandigarh, July 15
Athletes take part in a race during the trials at the Sector 46 stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan Blame it on their poor financial background or call it the motivation in the wake of the recent flick ďBhaag Milkha BhaagĒ that led the local athletes to run barefoot and without spikes, during the trials to select local athletics team for the upcoming north zone nationals.


Athletes take part in a race during the trials at the Sector 46 stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Chandigarh sans synthetic track
Chandigarh, July 15
Chandigarh, a city that has produced many good players for the nation, has nothing to offer when it comes to facilities for local athletes. For athletics, the event that is counted among the major sports of the world, the city does not have any basic synthetic athletics track.

A grass track on the Panjab University campus;  (1) an athletics track with patches of grass at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh (2)and (3) The track at the Sector 46 stadium is in bad shape.

Pranav (left); and Kumar Mahismat in action during a tennis match at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, in Chandigarh on Monday.Yuvraj, Udayvir to clash in final
Chandigarh, July 15
Youngster Yuvraj Kooka will face Udayvir Singh in the title clash of boys (U-12) category during the ongoing Mount Carmel Total Tennis Championship, being played at the Total Tennis Academy here on Tuesday.


Pranav (left); and Kumar Mahismat in action during a tennis match at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, in Chandigarh on Monday.

Harjasleen, Ankush win doubles title
Chandigarh, July 15
In the recently concluded Green Field Tennis Academy Tennis Championship, the doubles team of Harjasleen Singh and Ankush Mishra defeated Rajveer Gill and Ravneet Saini, to win the final in the doubles category.

CCA to conduct cricket trials tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 15
The Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association will conduct trials to select boys (Under-25 years) team. The trials will be held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on July 17 (3.30 pm).

Inter-school tourneys from July 21
Chandigarh, July 15
The UT Education Department will organise Inter-School Tournaments in discipline of football and cricket from July 21, here. The football tournament will be conducted under boys and girls (U-17) category while the cricket championship will be played under boys (U-14) age group.

Paavan wins 3 gold medals in TT meet
Chandigarh, July 15
Table tennis player Paavan of DAV Public School, Sector 8, added another feather to her cap after bagging three gold medals in the Table Tennis Open Tournament held at Mandi Gobindgarh (Fatehgarh Sahib).

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