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Cash-at-judge’s-door case
Court questions contradictions in statements

Chandigarh, July 22
Intervening for the first time during the course of arguments on framing charges in the Cash-at-judge's-door case, CBI judge Vimal Kumar today questioned the direct contradiction between the statements of accused Justice Nirmal Yadav (retd) and Sanjeev Bansal, former Haryana Additional Advocate General during the resumed hearing of the case in court today.

SC quashes land acquisition notifications
New Delhi, July 22
The Supreme Court today quashed two notifications of the Chandigarh Administration for acquiring 128.76 acres for the Chandigarh Technology Park on appeals filed by sprinter Milkha Singh, Gurbinder Kaur Brar and others.

Students treated as ‘servants’ in school
Mohali, July 22
“We are not being treated as students but like domestic servants by our teachers in the school,” alleged students of Classes VI, VII and VIII at Government Middle School, Phase IX, Mohali. The students went on a strike today against the behaviour of their teachers.


IRB constable injured as gun goes off accidentally 
Chandigarh, July 22
A gunshot fired accidentally at a rented accommodation of a police constable in Kishangarh village injured a 24-year-old constable of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), identified as Krishan Kumar.
A pleasant evening lights up the dark on the Panchkula-Zirakpur highway
Delightful: A pleasant evening lights up the dark on the Panchkula-Zirakpur highway. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Finally, PU launches central Wi-Fi system
Chandigarh, July 22
After a delay of nearly two years, Panjab University (PU) today launched the central Wi-Fi system that will allow free access of Internet to students on the campus.

The bitter reality of sweet mangoes 
Chandigarh, July 22
Despite a ban on the use of hazardous ripening agent, fruit vendors are extensively using the chemical, especially for mangoes right under the nose of the UT Health Department.



Malaria cases decline in city
Chandigarh, July 22
Water accumulated in a park at Sector 48 in Chandigarh. The number of malaria cases has declined in the city this year. A total of 42 cases have surfaced so far. Last year, the number was 225. "But the situation is alarming in the peripheral areas of the city," said experts. "It is sad that only a few cases reach hospitals. We have been holding several awareness camps, especially in risk-prone areas, for the past one month. 

Water accumulated in a park at Sector 48 in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

City to have its first solar cycle stand
Chandigarh, July 22
The UT Administration has decided to construct the first solar cycle stand in the city. The UT science and technology department has decided to construct the cycle stand at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 46.

Vehicles dumped on hospital premises
Mohali, July 22
Vehicles dumped by the police at Government Veterinary Hospital at Balongi village in Mohali. Expressing resentment over the dumping of impounded and damaged vehicles on the premises of Government Veterinary Hospital at Balongi village, the hospital staff is up in arms against the police.

Vehicles dumped by the police at Government Veterinary Hospital at Balongi village in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Raj Bahadur shifts focus to spinal injury centre
Chandigarh, July 22
After being repatriated to the PGIMER, Dr Raj Bahadur has now shifted focus to the Regional Spinal Injury Centre at Sector 70 in Mohali, seeking technical support from the PGIMER.
Trucks overturn after a collision at Landran village; and a damaged car after it met with an accident in Mohali on Monday.
in a matter of seconds: Trucks overturn after a collision at Landran village; and a damaged car after it met with an accident in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu 

BSNL employees up in arms against authorities
Chandigarh, July 22
Daily wage employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will hold a national-level demonstration against the authorities on July 30. The employees, at a meeting held today, stated that last year the authorities had directed contractors to implement their orders, but the latter had failed to do the same.

Pensioners to hold rally tomorrow
Mohali, July 22
To expose anti-pensioner policies of the Punjab Government, members of the Punjab Government Pensioners Association will hold a rally on July 24 outside Rose Garden in Phase 3B-II here.

banur-ambala highway
Ride on link road a nightmare 
Mohali, July 22
A ride on one-km stretch of link road on the Banur-Ambala highway is not less than a nightmare. Hundreds of commuters residing in villages, including Shambhu Kalan, Nanheran, Alimajra, Nausehra, Mughal Saran, and students of the Gian Jyoti Institute of Engineering and Technology take the road to reach their respective destination. The stretch connects several villages to the highway.

GMADA removes encroachment
Mohali, July 22
Following a report in these columns, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today removed an encroachment on a part of government land at Musical Fountain Park in Sector 70.

quebec canada
Opportunity for investors, budding entrepreneurs
Mohali, July 22
In a major move aimed at helping business persons, investors and budding entrepreneurs wishing to settle in the Quebec province of Canada, the immigration authorities have announced to reopen the Quebec Investor Program on August 1.

Good governance an evolving process: Prof
Chandigarh, July 22
The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Punjab and Chandigarh regional branch, and the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh, today jointly organised a lecture on “Democracy, Development and Good Governance in India”.

Protest by guest teachers: Commuters face the heat in Panchkula
Panchkula, July 22
Teachers stage protest in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. Commuters in Panchkula went through a harrowing time today when as many as 600 teachers staged a protest outside Shiksha Sadan in Sector 5. Demanding regularisation of their services, the guest teachers also burnt an effigy of their director. A large posse of police was deployed to keep the situation under control.

Teachers stage protest in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

electricity bills
Burail residents a harried lot
Chandigarh, July 22
With electricity bills not being delivered to their doorsteps, Burail residents are forced to collect these from a centralised place where all the bills are dumped by the department.


Show-cause notice served on 100 lecturers
Chandigarh, July 22
Two days after the high drama over the faculty development programme in front of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, the District Education Office today served show-cause notices on 100 school lecturers for their failure to attend this programme.

McDonald spreads awareness on water conservation
Panchkula, July 22
For the first time in tricity, internationally known cartoon character Ronald McDonald was present in flesh and blood at The Gurukul School, Sector 20, Panchkula. He had come to spread the message of “Save Water” and would be going to all schools in the city for the same.

faculty development programme
Teachers’ committee protests departmental action
Chandigarh, July 22
Members of the Joint Action Committee of UT schoolteachers protest at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Monday. The Joint Action Committee of UT schoolteachers today staged a demonstration at Masjid Ground in Sector 20 against the Education Department’s decision to suspend and invoke FIR against four members of the committee, besides serving show-cause notice on 100 lecturers over the issue of faculty development programme.

Members of the Joint Action Committee of UT schoolteachers protest at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mock drill to ckeck earthquake, fire safety preparedness
Chandigarh, July 22
A mock drill to prepare for earthquake and fire emergencies was conducted at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, here today. It was held in coordination with the office of the Deputy Commissioner and the Education Department.

Students seek revocation of decision on four-wheelers
Chandigarh, July 22
Representatives of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) today staged a protest outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, demonstrating against various decisions of the university.

from schools
DPI visits DAV-15
Chandigarh: Upkar Singh, DPI, Schools, visited DAV School, Sector 15, to deliver a talk to humanity stream students. He created awareness of different jobs, professions and areas available for the students of this stream. He asked the students never to regret over joining humanities. “The greatest of members of the bureaucracy and judiciary come from the background of humanities,” he said.


social security schemes
Rs 14 crore disbursed
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 22
The Child and Women Department, has distributed Rs 14 crore under the social security schemes for senior citizens, widows, disabled persons and destitute children.

Authorities toughen stand against illegal mining
Ropar, July 22
In the recent past, over 550 persons have been arrested for illegal mining while 475 vehicles used for the purpose have been impounded. As many as 2,313 cases have been registered by the police against the people involved in the prohibited act, said Inspector General of Police, Bhatinda, Nirmal Singh Dhillon.

public grievances
Redressal portal a boon for citizens
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 22
All the 19 complaints received through the public grievances redressal portal launched by the state government in collaboration with National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been disposed of. This portal is proving to be a boon for the citizens as the complainants get their lodged complaints redressed online within a specified period of time.

SDM takes charge of Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib MC
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 22
With the term of elected councillors and president of the Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib Municipal Council ending today, the SDM, Fatehgarh Sahib, took over the administrative charge of the council. Gurwinder Singh Bhatti, son of a former SAD MLA, was the president. With the political scenario changing after the Assembly elections, he got the support of the Congress councillors as well.


High Court upholds verdict
Chandigarh, July 22
The verdict in the week-long speedy trial in German tourist rape case was today upheld by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Nearly four years after the Trial Court awarded life imprisonment to all five accused in the case, a Division Bench today dismissed their appeals.

Training must for Income Tax officers: Justice Rajive Bhalla
Chandigarh, July 22
The Income Tax Department should impart training to its officers in drafting judicial orders. This was stated by Justice Rajive Bhalla of the Punjab and Haryana High Court while inaugurating a two-week orientation course for the newly appointed Assistant Commissioners and Income Tax officers today.


Woman killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, July 22
A 44-year-old woman, riding pillion on a scooter, was killed after being hit by a mini-truck on the road separating Sectors 21 and 22 today. The mishap occurred at 12.30 pm when the victim, Rekha, was on her way home along with her husband Ashok Kumar on the scooter. The truck (CH-03-6403) was being driven by Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Sector 42.

5 booked for eve-teasing in Panchkula
Panchkula, July 22
The Panchkula police registered a case of eve-teasing against five youths. One of the youths is reported to be an MC councillor’s nephew. The case was registered at the Sector 5 police station this evening.


Not many schools turn up for soccer cup
Chandigarh, July 22
Helpless, discouraging and tiring seems to be the approach of the UT Education Department, when it comes to inviting teams for participating in their own tournaments.

Saupin’s School beat St Kabir
Chandigarh, July 22
In the opening match of Col Balraj Sub-Junior Basketball State Championship, the Saupin’s School defeated St Kabir at 29-12, at New Public School, Sector 18, here today. For the winning side, Pranshu (16 points) and Shashank (10 points) were the main points-gatherers while for Vishesh (6 points) and Asmeet (2 points) collected points for losing side.

GMSSS-22 register win in soccer
Chandigarh, July 22
A match in progress at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, in Chandigarh on Monday. Soccer team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, (GMSSS-22) piped-off Government Model High School, Sector 26, in their opening match of Inter-School Football Tournament for Boys (U-17), being held here today.

A match in progress at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, in Chandigarh on Monday. tribune photo: Pradeep tewari

PCA increases allowance, prize money
Chandigarh, July 22
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has decided to enhance the prize money, allowing subsidy for maintenance of ground facilities and improving medical allowance for former Punjab players above the age of 65 years, at Dhruv Pandove Conference Hall, PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, here today.

Rishab blanks Yuvraj in tennis meet
Chandigarh, July 22
Rishab Sharda, Calvin Golmei and Gaurav Seth registered win in their respective first round matches of boys (U-14) category during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis tournament, being held at CLTA courts sector 10, here today.



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