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Direct train to Goa flagged off
Chandigarh, August 5
Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal flagged off the extended Madgaon Express from the Chandigarh railway station, at 1.30 am today. The Madgaon-Chandigarh train is among the first trains that were announced in the last Railway Budget.
Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal flags off the Chandigarh-Madgaon train. Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal flags off the Chandigarh-Madgaon train. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Soon, security checks will be in place: Pawan Bansal
Chandigarh, august 5
When asked about Former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansalís view on the security arrangements on the local platform, the minister said that before introducing new security equipment at the railway station, but before introducing it the public should be made aware of the entire security process.





EARLIER STORIES



Sindhi Sweets, owner of property asked to pay Rs 14 cr 
Sindhi Sweets at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, August 5
Coming down heavily on Sindhi Sweets, Sector 17, for the misuse of premises, the UT Estate Officer has held the owner and occupier of the property liable to pay Rs 14 crore as misuse charges.




Sindhi Sweets at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Registration of vehicles drops in city 
Chandigarh, August 5
The hike in vehicle registration fee in Chandigarh is telling on the financial health of the Chandigarh Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA).

A saviour: She donated organs of her brain dead husband
Kashmir Kaur (centre), wife of Kashmir Singh, with her children.Chandigarh, August 5
A 40-year-old womanís noble gesture to donate organs of her brain dead husband at the PGI has saved five lives.






Kashmir Kaur (centre), wife of Kashmir Singh, with her children. A Tribune Photograph

Probe ordered into allotment of flats
Chandigarh, August 5
To probe the alleged anomalies in the functioning of Chandigarh Sector 16 House Building First Society Ltd, Sector 50, Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Mohammed Shayin, has appointed naib tehsildar Inder Pal as the administrator of the society.

 






COMMUNITY

Tricity drenched in chaos
Vehicles pass through a waterlogged road under the railway bridge at Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, August 5
The morning showers washed away the tall claims of the Municipal Corporation as all main roads, internal roads and adjoining areas were flooded with water.



Vehicles pass through a waterlogged road under the railway bridge at Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Itís the same old story
Mohali, August 5
Heavy rain resulted in waterlogging in several parts of the town. Chaos remained the order of the day as traffic jams were witnessed at various places.

Railways drafts proposal for supplementary budget
The food court that was inaugurated at the Chandigarh railway station on Monday.Chandigarh, August 5
Seeking more funds for the facelift of the Chandigarh railway station, the Railways is in the process of drafting a proposal.





The food court that was inaugurated at the Chandigarh railway station on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Complainant fails to identify accused
Chandigarh, August 5
In a new turn in the sensational Tanishq robbery case in which armed dacoits had looted Rs 10 crore of gold and diamond jewellery in January 2011, the complainant in the case today failed to identify the accused in court. The owner of the showroom, Anil Goel, told the court that he did not recognises any of the nine accused as they were masked and had seen them only in the CCTV footage.

Nanda elected Sr Dy Mayor, Talwar Dy Mayor
SS Nanda elected Senior Deputy Mayor and Sunil Talwar (extreme left) Deputy Mayor at Mini-Secretariat, Panchkula, on Monday. Mayor Upinder Ahluwalia is also seen in the picturePanchkula, July 30
Efforts of elderly councillor Sangat Singh Nanda bore fruits today when he was elected as the first Senior Deputy Mayor of Panchkula defeating INLD councillor Satinder Singh Tony by a margin of three votes.

SS Nanda elected Senior Deputy Mayor and Sunil Talwar (extreme left) Deputy Mayor at Mini-Secretariat, Panchkula, on Monday. Mayor Upinder Ahluwalia is also seen in the picture. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

UT SSP deposes in CBI court
Chandigarh, August 5
UT SSP Naunihal Singh today deposed in the CBI court to record his statements in the case involving arrest of a UT police Sub Inspector. The SSP had accorded prosecution sanction in the case and thus his witness was necessary for the prosecution case.

During polling, councillors were a busy lot
Panchkula, August 5
Despite the fact that elections to the post of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor were in progress, most of the councillors and officials were found busy talking on their mobile phones. The elections were held at the Mini- Secretariat, Sector 1, here, this morning.

Shivraj Patil for installation of solar plant in govt buildings
Chandigarh, August 5
To develop Chandigarh into a solar city, UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil today directed UT officials to install solar photovoltaic power plant on the rooftops of all government schools, colleges, community centres, dispensaries, fire stations etc.

Tale of world-famous dabbawalas reaches city school
Dabbawalas interact with students at Chitkara International School, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Monday.Chandigarh, August 5
There canít be a better example of teamwork, time management and operational efficiency than that of Mumabiís world-famous dabbawalas who have in their list of admirers people like Prince Charles and Richard Branson.

Dabbawalas interact with students at Chitkara International School, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: SChandan

ĎRiyasat Ka Deewaní marks Day 3 of theatre festival
chandigarh, August 5 The local audience witnessed a fine adaptation of Munshi Prem Chand's acclaimed story "Riyasat Ka Deewan" on the third day of the ongoing Munshi Prem Chand Theatre Festival here at the Tagore Theatre today.

A woman helps her son cross a road on a rainy Monday afternoon in Chandigarh.
Guiding hands: A woman helps her son cross a road on a rainy Monday afternoon in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Docs to testify via video-conferencing
Chandigarh, August 5
In a move to cut-down the travel time of forensic experts who need to testify their statements before the courts in medico-legal cases, the UT Health Department has proposed to start the facility of video-conferencing at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16.

CBI gets leads in case
Panchkula, August 5
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got a major breakthrough in the case of mysterious disappearance of a 54-year-old property dealer, Deepak Rai Sagar. CBI officials said there is a possibility that Deepakís son, Sameer, and son-in-law, SS Monga, are aware about the property dealerís whereabouts.

Members of various teachers and the unemployed teachersí unions stage a protest at Punjab School Education Board office in Mohali on Monday.
Members of various teachers and the unemployed teachersí unions stage a protest at Punjab School Education Board office in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

40,000 IT returns filed since July
Chandigarh, August 5
Around 40,000 income tax returns have been filed by the residents of the city from July 1 to August 5, 2013 at the office of the Income Tax Department. Official of the IT Department revealed that on the last day, around 2,200 residents filed their returns.

Courts
Admn, GMCís move comes under HC scanner

Chandigarh, August 5
The Chandigarh Administration and Sector 32 Government Medical College's move to invite fresh applications for admission after the last date today came under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner.

EDUCATION

Panel to begin inspection on Aug 8 
Chandigarh, August 5
A three-member committee appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the issue of fee hike in private schools will start its inspection soon.

Fire deptís mock drill leaves schoolchildren suffocated
Panchkula, August 5
The fire safety mock drill at a local school left schoolchildren suffocated as dense smoke enveloped them completely. A team of fire officials of the Panchkula was called at Hallmark Public School, Sector 15, to conduct a mock drill as learning experience of the students.
A man throws fuel into bonfire; and (right) schoolchildren feel suffocated during the mock drill at Hallmark Public School in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Monday.
A man throws fuel into bonfire; and (right) schoolchildren feel suffocated during the mock drill at Hallmark Public School in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune Photos: Nitin Mittal 

PU Vice-Chancellor hopes to get funds from Central Govt
Chandigarh, August 5
Panjab University (PU) Vice- Chancellor, Arun Kumar Grover expressed hope that PU would figure in the annual non-plan and plan budget allocations of the Union Government, which would enable the PU to accelerate its research programmes and improve the quality of education.

from schools
Capacity-building programme
Maya Gaitonde, secretary, BMRF, Chennai, interacts with the audience during a workshop at Tribune Model School in Chandigarh on Monday. A four-day capacity building programme on life skills, attitudes, values, health and well-being of education was inaugurated at Tribune Model School, Sector 29, Chandigarh. It was conducted by Maya Gaitonde, secretary, BMRF, Chennai. She will interact with parents, teachers and students during the programme.

Maya Gaitonde, secretary, BMRF, Chennai, interacts with the audience during a workshop at Tribune Model School in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chaos prevails as rain interrupts admission process 
Chandigarh, August 5
Students seeking admission to engineering colleges had to face inconvenience as the admission process was temporarily interrupted due to the heavy rainfall. The officials were scrutinising the documents sitting under the temporary tents near the Gymnasium Hall. Due to lack of alternative measures, chaos prevailed as the officials and students were seen running around to protect the documents from the rain.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

IET Bhaddal prof gets best teacher award
Ropar, August 5
An Associate Professor, Rajesh Kumar Chaudhary, HoD, mechanical engineering department, IET Bhaddal Technical Campus, has been awarded with ISTE Best Teacher Award-2013 in Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir section.

Lawrence School lifts English debate trophy
Patiala, August 5
Team from Lawrence School, Sanawar, lifted the 13th Padma Shri JK Kate Memorial All-India Inter-Public School English Debate Trophy after defeating their arch rival Vivek High School, Chandigarh.

SAD candidate elected block samiti chairman unanimously
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 5
SAD (B) candidate, Devinder Singh Behlolpur, was unanimously elected as chairman of block samiti, Sirhind, whereas Soma Rani, who was elected as the Congress candidate from Ajnali Zone but joined SAD (B) recently, was made vice chairperson. 

CRIME

7 held with stolen items 
Mohali, August 5
With the arrest of seven persons, the police has claimed to have cracked several cases of burglary and theft.

Father booked on molestation charge
Chandigarh, august 5
A father has been booked by the Chandigarh Police for molesting his 17- year- old daughter here at Mani Majra.

SPORTS

Tae kwon do players left gasping for breath
Chandigarh, August 5
Players participating in the ongoing inter-school tae kwon do championship for boys and girls are facing a harrowing time, with the tourney being organised in a small hall situated at the basement of a local school.
An overcrowded hall ; and (right) a carpet laid near a cemented pillar at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, Chandigarh.
An overcrowded hall ; and (right) a carpet laid near a cemented pillar at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, Chandigarh. Tribune Photos: Pardeep Tewari

Gursewak beats Manish 
Patiala, August 5
Gursewak Singh Sidhu defeated Manish Saini to emerge victorious in the 1st Dr Bipin Saronwala Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament at Patiala. In the womenís single category, Neha emerged champion by defeating Pallavi.

Sharks Football Club clinch SJOBA title
Team members of Sharks Football Club after winning the Sjoba Six-a-Side Sandeep Bangia Memorial Tournament at St Johnís School, Sector 26, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, August 5
Sharks Football Club has won the SJOBA Six-a-Side Sandeep Bangia Memorial Soccer Tournament.




Team members of Sharks Football Club after winning the Sjoba Six-a-Side Sandeep Bangia Memorial Tournament at St Johnís School, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

PCA cricket tourney from October 1
Chandigarh, August 5
Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will organise the 3rd All India Invitational Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy of boys (U-19) from October 1 to 13 at the cricket grounds of Chandigarh, Mohali and Patiala.

St Stephen School-45 cricket team log win
Chandigarh, August 5
Cricket team of St Stephen School, Sector 45, defeated Shivalik School, Mohali, by 133 runs during a match of ongoing 4th league-cum-knock out cricket tournament for boys (U-14) at St Joseph's School, Sector 44.

A player in action during AITA U-14 Tennis Tournament at The British School, Sector 70, in Mohali on Monday. Rishabh thrashes Abhay
Mohali, August 5
Rishabh Sharda defeated Abhay Mohan, in a first round match of boys (U-14) category, during the ongoing AITA Total Tennis Championship being held at The British School, Sector 70, today.


A player in action during AITA U-14 Tennis Tournament at The British School, Sector 70, in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Fencers of GMSSS-10 bring laurels
Chandigarh, August 5
Fencers of Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, brought laurels in the ongoing Inter-School Fencing Competition for boys (U-19).

Manav Mangal School bags top positions 
Panchkula, August 5
Players of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, won top positions during the Panchkula District Inter-School Lawn Tennis Championship held at Gymkhana Club, Sector 6.

GMSSS-8 log win
Chandigarh, August 5
Softball team of the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, during a match of ongoing Inter-School Softball Tournament for boys (U-19) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, today.

 



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