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Womanís Death
Irate kin vandalise GMSH-16
Chandigarh, August 13
Relatives of the deceased woman hold a protest at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday Agitated relatives of a 38-year-old woman, who died along with her baby in the womb yesterday at the GMSH, Sector 16, took to frenzy.
Relatives of the deceased woman hold a protest at the GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


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Delay in post-mortem flares up tempers
Chandigarh, August 13
The deceased womanís relatives force their entry into the GMSH-16 Emergency block on Tuesday While the relatives of the woman, who died along with a baby in her womb at the GMSH-16 yesterday, had rushed to the hospital and demanded for the immediate post-mortem of the body, the officials did not start the process soon, which led to an agitation.

The deceased womanís relatives force their entry into the GMSH-16 Emergency block on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Patients bear the brunt
With the main gate of the hospital blocked by the protesters, a man carries a patient on his shoulder Chandigarh, August 13
As the authorities closed the main gate leading to the Emergency as soon as the deceasedís relatives started throwing stones, over 10 patients suffered a lot of inconvenience in reaching the Emergency. As vehicles were not allowed inside, relatives of patients coming to the hospital on rickshaws or three-wheelers had to carry them on their shoulders and walk up to the Emergency.
With the main gate of the hospital blocked by the protesters, a man carries a patient on his shoulder. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

 

Mid-day meal or poison?
Panchkula, August 13
Maggots in wheat, fungus-laden and insect-infested rice and rotten vegetables formed the mid-day meal for 1,000 students of three government schools here today.
Maggot-infested rice and (right) a poorly maintained drinking water tank Maggot-infested rice and (right) a poorly maintained drinking water tank
Maggot-infested rice and (right) a poorly maintained drinking water tank

Dept fails to find any takers for 97 liquor vends
Chandigarh, August 13
A file photo of a liquor vendThe UT Excise and Taxation Department today failed to attract even a single bid for the allotment of 97 liquor vends, both IMFL and country-made liquor. This was the fifth attempt by the department to dispose of the vends. It is perhaps for the first time that no bid was received for the allotment of liquor vends.

A file photo of a liquor vend.

 


COMMUNITY

DSP Shweta Woman DSP to lead parade
Chandigarh, August 13
In a first in the city, a woman Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) will lead the parade on Independence Day this year. Setting an example for all her junior colleagues, DSP Shweta Singh Chauhan will lead the parade on August 15.
                                                                                 DSP Shweta

I-Day speech: UT officials in dilemma
Chandigarh, August 13
Officials of the UT Administration are busy preparing the Independence Day speech for the UT Administrator, Shivraj V Patil. They, however, are facing a tough time reconciling the limited number of achievements with a long list of failures that include pending works of various departments of the UT Administration.

Restrictions on traffic tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 13
The Chandigarh traffic police will be imposing various restrictions and diversions owing to the Independence Day celebrations at the Sector 17 Parade Ground followed by the At Home function at Punjab Raj Bhawan on August 15. Commuters, therefore, must use alternative routes.

Municipal Corporation fares no better
Chandigarh, August 13
With no major projects for improving the civic amenities seeing the light of day this year and a number of controversies plaguing the Municipal Corporation, there will be less achievements and more failures for Mayor Subhash Chawla to list out during his second Independence Day Speech on August 15.

VACATINg HOUSES
CITCO Workers Union writes to Admn
Chandigarh, August 13
The CITCO Workers Union in a representation to the senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration has stated that 17 employees of the corporation, who are occupying government accommodation, have been given notices by the estate office to vacate the houses on the directions of the court.

PGI chemists briefed on vaccine storage
Chandigarh, August 13
The PGIMER today called a meeting of all the 14 chemists on the campus and issued strict instructions on ensuring proper cold chain in storing vaccines. All the chemists attended the meeting chaired by Dr AK Bhalla, Additional Medical Superintendent, Advanced Pediatrics Centre (APC).
ONLY FOR THE DY CM
The municipal staff have recarpeted one side of the road, which is to be used by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badalís cavalcade on August 15, while leaving the other side unrepaired in Phase VI, Mohali
The municipal staff have recarpeted one side of the road, which is to be used by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badalís cavalcade on August 15, while leaving the other side unrepaired in Phase VI, Mohali.
Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

DC-SDM face-off hits Red Cross working
Chandigarh, August 13
Owing to the face-off between the Deputy Commissioner and the SDM (South), the functioning of the Red Cross Society (RCS) seems to have been badly affected.

accident case
Cops asked to reply to allegations
Chandigarh, August 13
Moving ahead with the departmental inquiry against the three police officers who were negligent in dealing with an accident case in which three persons were killed, senior police officials handed over a summary of allegations to the three officers today.

CAT relief for five GMSH doctors
Chandigarh, August 13
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today gave a major respite to five Assistant Medical Officers (AMO) of the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, and directed the UT Administration to consider their candidature before filling the posts of Medical Officer within three months.

grain market
Traders against penalty for using open space at SCFs
Chandigarh, August 13
Workers unload a truck at the Grain Market Traders of the Sector 26 Grain Market have opposed the proposed move of the UT estate office to issue notices imposing a penalty of Rs 500 per sqft per month under the Capital of Punjab (Development and Regulations) Act 1952 and Estate Rules 2007 (as amended in 2009).


Workers unload a truck at the Grain Market. A file photograph

46 diesel autos impounded
Chandigarh, August 13
Tightening its nose around diesel auto-rickshaw operators coming from Mohali, the State Transport Authority (STA) today impounded 46 such auto-rickshaws in different parts of the city. These were found plying without documents.

10 years on, justice awaited
Kalka, August 13
In the first case of its kind in the banking sector, an elderly couple in Kalka is fighting a legal battle for the past 10 years to get back their own money, which they had invested after retirement to secure bread and butter for their family, because of the criminal breach of trust committed by the officials of the State Bank of India, Kalka branch on May 12, 2003.

Mohali to have LED streetlights soon
Mohali, August 13
Mohali is all set to illuminate with LED (light-emitting-diode) bulbs soon.

EDUCATION

PU exam system needs overhaul
Chandigarh, August 13
The examination system of Panjab University (PU) is in dire need of an overhaul. This is evident from the fact that the university this year received 44 complaints of goof-ups in question papers of undergraduate courses and 40 complaints of errors in question papers of postgraduate courses.

Admission to MBBS course
HC restrains GMCH from declaring final merit list
Chandigarh, August 13
Students take part in the counselling for 50 additional MBBS seats at the GMCH, Sector 32, on Tuesday The Punjab and Haryana High Court today restrained the Chandigarh Administration and the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, from declaring the final merit list for admission to MBBS course in the current academic session.



Students take part in the counselling for 50 additional MBBS seats at the GMCH, Sector 32, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Teachers of aided colleges observe 2-hour strike
Chandigarh, August 13
Teachers of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, during a two-hour strike on Tuesday Teachers of private-aided city colleges today observed a two-hour strike in a bid to show their resentment over pending demands. Classes remained suspended during the strike. The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers' Union (PCCTU) gave the call for the strike against the policies of the UT Administration, the Punjab Government and the University Grant Commission (UGC).
Teachers of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, during a two-hour strike on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari


in sync
Students of SGGS College, Sector 26, perform a flash mob on the college campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Students of SGGS College, Sector 26, perform a flash mob on the college campus in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S. Chandan

PU Syndicate meet
Colleges allowed to have 5 additional seats
Chandigarh, August 13
Panjab University has decided to allow all affiliated colleges to increase five additional seats per unit consisting of 40 seats in various courses in affiliated colleges in the session 2013-14.

Allocation of rooms
NSUI leaders get warning on late-night meeting
Chandigarh, August 13
Student organisations at Panjab University have made a complaint against the NSUI for holding a late-night meeting on Monday outside the Law Department, which was being addressed by NSUI leader Brinder Dhillon.
Colourful celebrations
Kindergarten students of Shivalik Public School celebrate Independence Day at Phase VI in Mohali
Kindergarten students of Shivalik Public School celebrate Independence Day at Phase VI in Mohali. A Tribune photograph

NSUI members submit memorandum to DSW
Chandigarh, August 13
NSUI members today submitted a memorandum to the Dean Student Welfare (DSW) regarding the allocation of rooms to girl students in the sports hostel till the completion of girlsí hostel No. 9.

Photography contest held
Chandigarh, August 13
The Department of Mass Communication and the Photography Club of MCM College today organised a spot photography contest to explore, nurture and enhance the flair of photography among the students.

 

COURTS

Financial entitlement
Adhering to HC judgment: Panel
Chandigarh, August 13
Following the reports that the three-member committee appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, probing undue fee hike in private schools in the UT, was charging hefty amount from schools for the probe, its chairman, Justice (retd) RS Mongia, said the committee was strictly adhering to the judgment of the High Court as far as its financial entitlement was concerned.

GOHANA MURDER CASE
17 convicted of rioting
Panchkula, August 13
As many as 17 persons in the Gohana case were convicted by a local court for pelting stones and creating violence in Panchkula with regard to retaliation after the murder case of Rakesh Lara in 2007. Out of the 17 accused, two died during the course of hearing.

Sarpanchís MURDER
CBI court summons two Haryana MLAs
Panchkula, August 13
The CBI court today summoned Haryana MLA Zile Ram Sharma, MLA Om Prakash Jain and his PA Rajinder in connection to the murder case of the sarpanch of Karnal on August 29. The notices were sent after the charge sheets were filed in the case following their alleged involvement in the murder.

CRIME

Body found, police suspects foul play
Mohali, August 13
The police recovered a body of a person with several cut marks on it along the Kharar-Ludhiana National Highway near Bhagomajra village (Gharuan), today morning.

SPORTS

Spreading his wings
Local swimmer Tejinder Singh is making big strides in the sporting arena Chandigarh, August 13
Chlorinated water of swimming pools gives a kick to 16-year-old Tejinder Singh Bains who is emerging as a local star. Son of a city-based swimming coach, Tejinder wants to live in the pool forever.

Local swimmer Tejinder Singh is making big strides in the sporting arena. A Tribune photograph

Chitkara eves foil rival campaigns
The team from Chitkara International School in a jubilant mood after winning the inter-school fencing competition in Chandigarh Chandigarh, August 13
Chitkara International School (CIS) emerged as the overall winner in an inter-school fencing (under-14) tournament hosted by Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10. The CIS girls got 14 gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

The team from Chitkara International School in a jubilant mood after winning the inter-school fencing competition in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

youth asian games
Surinder Mahajan PU coach to accompany Indian shuttlers
Chandigarh, August 13
Surinder Mahajan, a badminton coach posted at Panjab University, has been nominated as the coach of the Indian contingent participating in the Youth Asian Games to be held at Nanzing, China, from August 17 to 21.
Surinder Mahajan

Golf Cup final today
Chandigarh, August 13
The Independence Day Golf Cup final will be held at Chandigarh Golf Club tomorrow. Karandeep Kochhar and Sandeep Jasuja will take on Tarun Lehal and Chiranjeev Singh for the title. A tough fight is on the cards. ó TNS

 



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