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Dengue stings tricity
Sector 15 resident tests positive, first case of virus this year 

Chandigarh, August 9
A 62-year-old resident of Sector 15 has tested positive for dengue. The patient is admitted to the PGIMER and his condition is stated to be critical. This is the first dengue case reported in the tricity this year, with the Health Department officials fearing the number to multiply alarmingly.

Police books rape accused after girl confides in teacher
Chandigarh, August 9
A Class X student of a prominent private school in the city, who was allegedly being raped by her neighbour, narrated her plight to her schoolteacher, who further called up at the women helpline number and got a case registered against the accused. The police booked the 19-year-old youth in a case of rape and criminal intimidation under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act at the Sector 36 police station.


August 9 
Rainfall: 102.8 mm; Temperature: 28.2

City receives highest rainfall in a day, breaks 9-yr record 

Chandigarh, August 9
A rickshaw-puller paddles against the backdrop of an overcast sky on the Sector 22/23 roundabout in Chandigarh on Friday. The city recorded 102.8 mm of rainfall in a day, breaking the nine-year record. The mercury dipped to 28.2 degree Celsius, five notches below normal. The minimum temperature also dropped to 24 degree Celsius.

A rickshaw-puller paddles against the backdrop of an overcast sky on the Sector 22/23 roundabout in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Rs 30,000 spent, Syndicate meeting postponed
Chandigarh, August 9
The Panjab University authorities postponed the Syndicate meeting today on account of Eid-ul-Fitr, ignoring the fact that each meeting costs the university Rs 30,000.



Sec 16 housing society
Order stayed to appoint Naib Tehsildar as administrator

Chandigarh, August 9
The Secretary Cooperation-cum-Home Secretary, Anil Kumar, has stayed the order of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Mohammed Shayin, to appoint Naib Tehsildar, Inder Pal as Administrator of the Chandigarh Sector 16 House Building First Society Ltd, Sector 50, till the next date of hearing on August 30.

Duckling rescuer’s trying experience
Chandigarh, August 9
Mallard ducklings being released into Sukhna Lake Seeking help from 'ill-prepared' officials of the UT Forest and Wildlife Department in rescuing eight ducklings left a bad taste in a Sector 38 resident's mouth. A teacher at Panjab University, Dr Gulshan Kumar, saw eight mallard ducklings at his doorstep on Thursday morning.

Mallard ducklings being released into Sukhna Lake

124 docs get appointment letters 
Mohali, August 9
Health and Family Welfare Minister of Punjab Madan Mohan Mittal gave appointment letters to 124 regular ayurvedic medical officers at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare in Phase VI.

Recounting Russian Revolution 
Chandigarh, August 9
Artistes stage a play at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. "Mother, we are socialists." These words pierced the heart of Pavel's mother who transformed into a revolutionary and became a soul-stirring figure of Maxim Gorky's The Mother, which was staged on the concluding day of Roopak Kala welfare society's three-day feminine theatre festival.

Artistes stage a play at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

law & order MEETING
Constant vigil a must: Shivraj Patil
Chandigarh, August 9
The police force has onerous and important responsibility of maintaining law and order and protecting the life, liberty and property of our people. These views were expressed by the UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, during the monthly law and order review meeting on Thursday with UT police officials.

Sewayian, biryani mark Eid celebrations
Chandigarh, August 9
‘Phirni’ being distributed at Sector 56, Chandigarh, on Friday. The festival fervour gripped the tricity as hundreds of Muslims offered special prayers at mosques on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. They exchanged warm embraces and also took part in sumptuous feats with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr, also called the sweet festival is important as it marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. 

‘Phirni’ being distributed at Sector 56, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Women revel in Teej flavour, compete with one another 
Chandigarh, August 9
Girls performduring teej celebrations at Shri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26, Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Social Welfare Board today organised a teej programme at the Community Centre in Ram Darbar. MP Pawan Kumar Bansal’s wife Madhu Bansal was the chief guest on the occasion. During her address to the women on the occasion, she spoke on various measures being taken by the government for the security and welfare of women.

Girls performduring teej celebrations at Shri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

jnnrum  scheme
Extension of time schedule relief for UT 
Chandigarh, August 9
The announcement of extending the time schedule for the release of subsidy under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNRUM) by the Union Government has provided a big relief to the UT Administration as none of the project funded under thescheme has been completed so far. The Central Government has decided to extend the time schedule of the schemes funded under JNNRUM till March 31, 2014.
Feasting time: With spring in their feet, children enjoy swings on Eid-ul-Fitr in a park at Phase XI in Mohali on Friday.
Feasting time: With spring in their feet, children enjoy swings on Eid-ul-Fitr in a park at Phase XI in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

use of  expletive
There is no provision for action under MC Act: Mayor
Chandigarh, August 9
A day after BSP Councillor Jannat Jahan Ul Haq used an expletive in the MC House meeting, city Mayor Subhash Chawla said that there was no provision to take action against any councillor in the MC Act for using abusive language in the House meeting.

Mayor should not comment on particular community: BSP
Chandigarh, August 9
The local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today targeted Mayor Subhash Chawla for commenting on a particular community in yesterday’s MC House meeting.

No trained staff to catch stray cattle: MC Commissioner
Chandigarh, August 9
The municipal corporation does not have trained staff to catch stray cattle during night hours in the city. Former Senior Deputy Mayor and Congress c5ouncillor Darshan Garg had raised the issue of stray cattle at yesterday’s House meeting. He had pointed out that instead of catching one or two stray cows, why couldn’t the MC staff catch the whole lot of them that roamed in his ward at night.

Waterlogging plagues city dispensaries 
Chandigarh, August 9
Water accumulated outside the Sector 22 dispensary in Chandigarh on Friday. The health department claims to have kept a tab on larvae breeding and released gambusia fish into stagnant water, but it has failed to find out the real cause for the spread of vector-borne diseases. Every time it rains, water gets accumulated outside dispensaries in the city. This can result in a malaria outbreak.

Water accumulated outside the Sector 22 dispensary in Chandigarh on Friday. 
Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Policewomen during a rehearsal ahead of the Independence Day function at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.
In sync: Policewomen during a rehearsal ahead of the Independence Day function at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Orientation programme 
Mohali, August 9
The Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, organised an orientation programme for freshers. The management elucidated about pre-placement training programme which will ensure placements for all even before they pass out. — OC


transfer POLICY
School heads overstay their welcome
Chandigarh, August 9
Pointing to the influence wielded by school heads in the UT government schools, the information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that heads of five schools have been serving at their respective institutes for over five years.

PGGCG-11 students made aware of traffic rules
Chandigarh, August 9
Traffic Awareness and Road Safety Society of the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, held an orientation programme for the freshers.

New students welcomed at Desh Bhagat varsity
Chandigarh, August 9
The Desh Bhagat University School of Management and Computer Sciences held an induction programme for all the first-year students of various streams.

panjab university
Getting hostel seat an uphill task for girls
Chandigarh, August 9
Getting a hostel seat is an uphill task for girl students at Panjab University this year, as over 700 girls are still in the waiting list for the hostel admission.

No clarity on who will crack the whip on firm
Chandigarh, August 9
Controversies and confusion surrounding the purchase of school uniforms for government schoolchildren fail to die down.

PGGC-11 fails to weed out wild growth
Chandigarh, August 9
Students at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, are having a tough time due to the wild growth in the park adjoining the hostels. It has restricted the movement of students and hostel residents. The college authorities have turned a blind eye to the wild growth even as grass has grown up to the height of benches installed in the park.

Take charge of your digital life, experts tell students
Chandigarh, August 9
Spending time on social networking websites can be fun, but it also carries the risk of our personal data getting in the wrong hands. Informing students of this risk and asking them to take charge of their ‘digital life’ was the aim of a session on cyber security conducted at DAV School, Sector 8.

ETT teachers hold protest
Mohali, August 9
Teachers of the Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) running under the Panchayati raj and the Nagar councils staged a protest outside the office of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats at Phase-VIII today. The teachers opposed the foundation of a separate directorate for the Panchayati raj teachers.

GMCH should consider percentile: Panel
Chandigarh, August 9
Taking note of the Chandigarh Tribune report highlighting how discrepancies in the selection criteria for MBBS seats at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, axed the eligibility of two disabled candidates, the National Commission for Disabled Persons today said that if the Medical council of India’s (MCI) guidelines were applicable then candidates must be considered for admission only on the basis of percentile.

Hired CCTV cameras to keep a close watch on PU campus
Chandigarh, August 9
Panjab University, on the basis of inputs provided by the Chandigarh Police, has identified sensitive locations on the campus where closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed for a month.

A view of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) at Panjab University. Besides UIET, the authorities have identified various sensitive locations on the campus, including the Department of Laws, Student Centre, UILS, parking lots outside Girls Hostels No. 3-6, library roundabout and the Department of Evening Studies, where cameras will be installed. A File photo

Festive fervour
Chandigarh: There was an air of festivity at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22-D, as students celebrated the Teej festival. The junior wing students came dressed in fancy attires. A mehandi competition was held for the senior wing. Preetika bagged the first prize, followed by Prabhleen on the second position. Pallavi and Ayushi shared the third prize.


Garbage dots streets in Ropar
Ropar, August 9
Indefinite strike by safai karamcharis entered fourth consecutive day today. It is for the second time that safai karamcharis have resorted to indefinite strike during the past one month.

City doctors duped of Rs 1.30 crore 
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 9
Four miscreants have been accused of cheating city-based doctors, Dr Sushil Kumar and Dr Ajay Kumar, employed with Dharm Hospital, Sector 15-C. The doctors were allegedly duped of Rs 1.30 crore by the miscreants on the pretext of selling the Punjab government custodian land in Mattor village, Mohali.

Make farmer-centric policies: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 9
The bank authorities should make the credit and saving schemes as per the needs of the rural and agriculture sector, so that people from the rural region may benefit from it and improve their financial status, said the Deputy Commissioner, Arun Sekhri, while addressing the gathering after inaugurating the new branch of HDFC bank at Badali Ala Singh today. As many as 40 new accounts were opened on the spot.

Authorities tighten noose around students
Patiala , August 9
Taking strict action against the students who seek admission in colleges to make a free bus pass and work at some private place, the authorities at Government Mohindra College, Patiala, have decided to omit the name of students from the college, if they continuously miss classes for four days.

Family robbed of Rs 1.47 lakh on train 
Kalka, August 9
A family, from Delhi, travelling in the Hawra-Kalka train was robbed of cash and jewellery worth Rs 1.47 lakh on Thursday.


Two booked in cheating case
Mohali, August 9 
The police has booked two persons of an immigration company for allegedly duping a person of Rs 5.20 lakh on the pretext of getting a student admitted to a college in London.


Chandigarh beat Moga 
Chandigarh, August 9
Chandigarh trounced Moga by six wickets in the ongoing U-19 Women Cricket Tournament held at Gian Jyoti School, Moga. Moga won the toss and elected to bat first. They were bundled out for 123 in 39.2 overs.

Badminton meet
Chandigarh, August 9
St Xavier's Senior Secondary School organised a badminton tournament for teachers.


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