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Youth drowns, 5 missing, 2 rescued
Panchkula, July 24
An 18-year-old youth died and five others went missing in flash floods in Ghaggar near the Burjkotia area at Panchkula today. The six were a part of an eight-member group who had gone to celebrate Akshay’s birthday, one of their friends. Two of them were rescued by the village residents.


Ghaggar tragedy
Rescue team remains ‘mute’ spectator
Panchkula, July 24
As many as 14 children swept away in the Ghaggar in three different incidents at three different places here today. The Ghaggar was in spate of flash floods today. The first incident took place at 11 in the morning when an 11- year -old Rishabh, a resident of Kharag Mangoli, was swept away with the strong torrent of the river near Sector 25. 

Road accident
City police forms SIT
Chandigarh, July 24
The Chandigarh Police, which is clueless about the driver of the Audi Q7 involved in an accident with a Tavera yesterday has now formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to establish the driver’s identity. Although the UT police has registered a case against the owner of the Audi car, it is yet to be establish the identity of its driver.

Justice Yadav took Rs 1.6 cr bribe in 3 other cases, accused Ravinder Singh had told CBI
Chandigarh, July 24
It was not only the Panchkula property dispute case of 2007 that Justice Nirmal Yadav(retd) allegedly fast-tracked and decided in favour of the accused, former Haryana Additional Advocate General Sanjiv Bansal, against a monetary consideration of Rs 15 lakh, if disclosures made by another accused Ravinder Singh to the CBI in the judge bribery case are to be believed. In a startling revelation made before CBI Special Court of Vimal Kumar today, CBI Special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta read out CBI SP’s report that summed up the entire investigations.


Anupama’s death anniversary
A life lost, who is to blame?
Chandigarh, July 24
A year after a 15-year-old girl lost her life due to ‘error in judgment’ on the part of the team of doctors at the PGIMER, the institute has failed to create a triage area in the Emergency where the priority of patients’ treatment is determined. The death of Anupama Sarkar on July 24, last year, who succumbed to her severe injuries that remained unattended, does not seem to have stimulated the authorities. As an immediate solution, the External Probe Committee examining the cause of Anupama’s death had recommended that at the entry point where a patient is first received, a senior resident should be put on duty. The committee had stated that the doctor would screen the patient and decide the treatment.

New phase of life
: Students in a happy mood on the first day of their academic session at MCMDAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Special buses still ‘off-road’
Chandigarh, July 24
Tall claims of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) of starting special buses for schoolchildren after Anupama’s death have fallen flat on its face as students can still be seen struggling to get home after school.

Traffic marshals of little help
Chandigarh, July 24
The traffic marshal programme introduced by the education department outside 10 government schools has apparently failed to serve the purpose. The marshals, who were in civvies, were unable to handle the situation. There was no coordination between the school authorities and the marshals as teachers and students were seen leaving the schools at the same time.

Keeping his commitment, High Court Chief Justice donates blood
Chandigarh, July 24
Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today kept his school days commitment by donating blood, once again. When Chief Justice Kaul was just a school student, he told himself that he must donate blood. He kept up the practice when he reached college and even after his elevation as a High Court judge.

Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, donates blood during a camp organised by the High Court Blood Contributors’ Club in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Present on the occasion was Justice (retd) SS Sodhi, former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court (fourth from the left in the first row). Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Trains delayed, passengers face inconvenience
Chandigarh, July 24
Railway passengers had to face a lot of inconvenience today as all trains plying between New Delhi and Chandigarh were delayed by an hour due to a disruption between Ganaur and Sandankalana stations. Sources in the Railway Department said an overhead electrical wire between the Panipat and Sonipat stations was found missing this morning due to which the trains were diverted on a single track.

Chaos was witnessed outside the railway station as trains got delayed. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Panic grips Mohali as headless body of woman found
Mohali, July 24
Panic gripped the area when a headless decomposed body of an unidentified woman was recovered from the local sewerage treatment plant (STP) at Sector 83, here today. Shockingly, the chopped head was found tangled in the net of the treatment plant at around 8.30 pm last night. The local police was informed immediately by the officials of the plant.

Panchkula MLA starts parallel corporation with 21 members
Panchkula, July 24 In a bid to run a parallel corporation of councillors, a committee of around 21 members led by Panchkula MLA DK Bansal would represent their areas and help in development works for the city.

Special teams to conduct raids at ultrasound centres
Mohali, July 24
Following complaints of overcharging and sex determination tests by some private ultrasound centers, the district administration has constituted special teams to conduct surprise raids on the centers being run in the district.

CTU to introduce e-ticketing
Chandigarh, July 24
With the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) inviting tenders for new low-floor buses, the authorities have decided to introduce e-ticketing for the new buses. The hand held electronic ticketing machines (ETMs) will enable the authorities to monitor occupancy at regular intervals. The device, equipped with the GPRS system, will update the server of the each bus.

Work on water-holding chambers begins
Mohali, July 24
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has started the construction of water-holding points in Phase III B2. During rainy season, water enters houses in the area.

Braving the elements: Commuters make their way through light showers at Sector 22 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Health Dept to conduct surprise checks on medical stores
Mohali, July 24
Officials of the Health Department have been directed to conduct surprise checks on medical stores in the district and ensure that strict action is taken against anyone found selling drugs.

Power snag affects southern sectors
Chandigarh, July 24
The power supply to a number of sectors in the southern part of the city was badly affected after a 66 KV high tension line near Kajehri village developed a snag. The line which had developed snag last night was repaired only to develop the same snag this evening.

New panel to decide on UT SSP
Chandigarh, July 24
As the race to occupy the much sought after post of the UT SSP hots up, the Punjab Government has sent a fresh panel to decide the name for the post. The SSP, which are in the race include Hoshiarpur SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill, Batala SSP Tulsi Ram and Pathankot SSP Surinder Kalia. The name of the new SSP will be decided soon. The present SSP is completing his tenure on September 10. — TNS


Science stream loses popularity in govt schools
Chandigarh, July 24
The science stream in Chandigarh government schools is losing popularity, courtesy the UT Education Department’s recent increase in school timings for the science stream students from the new session.

PU-affiliated colleges charging more fees
Chandigarh, July 24
Ignoring the Panjab University’s (PU) decision to introduce a uniform fee structure in all the affiliated colleges, the GGDSD College, Sector 32, has charged more fees from the students for various courses.

Varsity all set to tackle ragging menace
Chandigarh, July 24
Panjab University has geared up to tackle the menace of ragging on the campus. The university has decided that frequent rounds of police control room (PCR) vehicles would be arranged on both the campuses and outside the campuses up to August 31.

From Schools
Special assembly
Chandigarh: A special assembly was organised by the students of Class III of the Tribune Model School. It was a theme-based assembly on honesty. All the students of the class participated enthusiastically. The assembly started with a prayer, followed by thought for the day, a poem, a play and a song. Parents also enjoyed their ward’s performance.

Protest enters third day, teachers plan to meet Education Secretary
Chandigarh, July 24
Protest by the members of the Joint Action Committee of UT Schoolteachers entered its third day today. The teachers wore black clothes and back badges. Heavy security was deployed at the venue of the protest in Sector 17 to avoid any tension. The protest was against the Chandigarh Administration to revoke the suspension and FIR against the four teachers.

Teachers protest against the administration at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Students protest DU’s decision to end Punjabi as elective subject
Chandigarh, July 24
The faculty members and the students of Panjab University’s Punjabi department today carried out a protest march on campus against the Delhi University (DU)’s decision to finish Punjabi as the elective subject in graduation course.

Students get tips on healthy living
Chandigarh, July 24
The 6th IJ Dewan Workshop on "Organs Talk" organised at the Zakir Hall, PGIMER, by the Anatomy Department concluded today.

Student honoured for bravery
Chandigarh, July 24
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, today honoured its student for his bravery after he caught a snatcher in Sector 43 on July 16. Sachit Khanna, a student of BCom second year, was honored with a cash prize of Rs 5,000. Sanchit had caught a snatcher after chasing him after he snatched a bag from a woman. HS Sohi, principal of the college, motivated other students to take lessons from Sachit and set new benchmark in their lives. The principal also welcomed the new students of the college on the first day of the academic session. — TNS

Sachit receives an award from Principal Harjeet Singh Sohi during a ceremony held on the college campus on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan


One killed in road mishap
Kalka, July 24
In an accident, which took place this afternoon, on NH-22 opposite Kali Mata Tempe, a 55-year-old truck driver lost his life. According to information, the truck (HP-15-6721) loaded with iron rods was on its way from Parwanoo to Derabasi when it crossed the steep bridge near Kalka-Parwanoo barrier and fell into Bawri. Bhup Singh, driver of the truck, died on the spot. The police has sent the body to the CHC for autopsy. — OC

Short film festival on July 31
Patiala, July 24
Punjabi University's Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) is organising South Asian Short Film Festival and Competition (ISASFESTAC) at the Kala Bhawan of the university on July 31. The festival-cum-competition is being organised in collaboration with the World Punjabi Centre as a part of the inaugural South Asian Punjabi Conference being held on July 30 and 31. — TNS


Tennis Championship
Gayatri steers into semis
Chandigarh, July 24
Top seed Gayatri Kumraiah stormed into the semifinal of the girls (U-18) category, during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis tournament today. In the quarterfinal, she defeated Shivangi Sharma in straight sets 6-2 and 6-0. In the boys' (U-14) quarterfinals Calvin Golmei defeated Lakshay Gupta 6-4 and 6-3 whereas Gurjot Singh beat Anmol Rattan Kamboj 6-0 and 6-2.

Players in action at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Football Championship
Saupin’s-32 script victory
Chandigarh, July 24
The soccer team of Saupin's Public School, Sector 32, defeated Government Model High School (GMHS), Manimajra, 7-0, in Inter-School Football Championship for boys (U-17), held at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, today.

Basketball Championship
NPS beat DAV Public School
Chandigarh, July 24
In the Col Balraj Sub-Junior State Basketball Championship, the host team of New Public School (NPS), Sector 18, defeated DAV Public School in the boys’ category 42-3 today.

Inter-District tourney
Karan stars in city team’s win
Chandigarh, July 24
The city team defeated Yamunanagar district cricket team in the first match of the Inter-District Cricket Tournament for boys (U-25) held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, today.

A match in progress during the Inter-District Cricket Tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Cricket Tournament
Mount Carmel win easy
Chandigarh, July 24
The cricket team of Mount Carmel School defeated Royal Cricket Academy by 5 wickets during a match of the ongoing 4th Cricket Tournament for Vivek Trophy today. The matches are being played under the boys' (U-14) category.

Chess meet from July 27
Chandigarh, July 24
Chandigarh Chess Association will organise Boys (U-15 and U-9) Open and Girls Chess Championship at the St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here. The tournament will be held from July 27 to 28.


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