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Toilet doubles as kitchen for mid-day meal!
Panchkula, August 14
Conveniences double as a kitchen at Government Primary School, Sector 19, Panchkula, in which the mid-day meal is cooked for 500 students. The toilet is also used for storing grains, cleaning utensils and distributing food. Shockingly, the water used for cooking is also drawn from it.

Cylinders and utensils used for preparing mid-day meal lie near a toilet (encircled) at Government Primary School, Sector 19, Panchkula. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal




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Students at a function held as part of the Independence Day celebrations at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan (Left) and Students rush back to classrooms after attending a rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Shivalik Public School in Phase VI, Mohali, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Now, get water, power bills online
Chandigarh, August 14
For the convenience of city residents, the municipal corporation today launched the Management Information System (MIS) to manage the water billing data here.

Lower police ranks may become transferable
Chandigarh, August 14
A proposal for making the subordinate ranks of the UT police transferable among all UTs, which was mooted last year, is gathering momentum with the Ministry of Home Affairs issuing an order to form a committee, comprising heads of all police forces, to study all issues in this regard.

Veggie prices go through the roof
Chandigarh, August 14
With onions already out of the reach of the common man, a hike in the prices of other green vegetables during the past one month has added to the burden of households.

Policemen check vehicles during a special drive on the eve of Independence Day on the road dividing Sectors 50 and 51 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan Police steps up vigil in tricity
Chandigarh, August 14
The UT police undertook a major checking exercise in the city keeping in view the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow. The drive aimed at checking the movement of criminals in the city.

Policemen check vehicles during a special drive on the eve of Independence Day on the road dividing Sectors 50 and 51 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan



 A recarpeted road to be used by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badalís cavalcade on August 15; (Left) and earlier, municipal staff had recarpeted one side of the road while leaving the other side unrepaired in Phase VI, Mohali. Tribune Photos: Vicky Gharu





COMMUNITY

Questions over GMSH management 
Chandigarh, August 14
A protester hurls a stone during a protest at the GMSH in Chandigarh on Tuesday. a file photo The incident of vandalism by a deceased's family at the GMSH-16 on Tuesday has posed a big question mark over the system of patient handling and the response of authorities to allegations of negligence. While the police said there was the lack of communication from the hospital's side that enraged the family, the officials at GMSH took the plea that the GMCH-32 failed to send a forensic expert, leading to the delay, which aggravated the issue.

A protester hurls a stone during a protest at the GMSH in Chandigarh on Tuesday. a file photo

Rs 25.88 lakh cheque for family of Sucha Singh
Chandigarh, August 14
As a token of respect and gratitude to late Inspector Sucha Singh, who sacrificed his life on the call of duty, a cheque for Rs 25,88,300 was handed over to his wife Ranjit Kaur by UT IGP RP Upadhyaya. The amount was contributed by the Chandigarh Police employees from their salaries.

Making a difference, reaching the sky
Chandigarh, August 14
The fireman who saved lives of women trapped during a fire incident and Goyal sisters who have been making waves in chess are among 12 people who will be given commendation certificates by the UT Administration during the Independence Day function at the Sector 17 Parade Ground tomorrow.

Sisters Arunima and Tarini Goyal will be awarded for excelling in the field of sports (Top left)and (right) fireman Randhir Singh will get felicitated for exemplary service. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan and S Chandan

Ghaggar tragedy: Villagers to be honoured for bravery
Panchkula, August 14
Although they could not save some lives in the Ghaggar tragedy, their consistent efforts which saved eight children has earned three villagers awards from the district administration. They will be felicitated during the Independence Day function at Sector 5 Parade Ground tomorrow. Raj Kumar, the policeman, who jumped in the river to save the lives of children will also be awarded.

Dy CM to felicitate 19
Mohali, August 14
As many as 19 persons, including government officials, sportspersons, social workers and policemen, will be honoured for their meritorious service by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal during The Independence Day function at Government College, Phase VI, tomorrow.

Presidentís Police Medal for UT SSP 
Chandigarh, August 14
UT SSP Naunihal Singh, DSP Satbir Singh and  Inspector Sukhdev Raj 1997-batch IPS officer, UT Senior Superintendent of Police Naunihal Singh has been awarded with Presidentís Police Medal for meritorious service this Independence Day. 

UT SSP Naunihal Singh, DSP Satbir Singh and  Inspector Sukhdev Raj

Body found in forest area
Chandigarh, August 14
The mutilated body of an unidentified person was found in the forest area near Sector 26 this morning. The deceased appears to be 25 years of age and his face has been smashed with a stone. The police said the body was lying in a pool of blood about 700 meters from a bridge leading to Kishangarh.

EDUCATION

Lyngdoh to address PU students on Aug 20 
Chandigarh, August 14
Former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh will address the PU students and the faculty members at the PU auditorium on August 20. He was the former charman of the Lyngdoh Committee, which was was constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India, as per the direction of the Supreme Court.

Shuttle bus service at PU soon
Chandigarh, August 14
In a bid to de-congest the Panjab University (PU) campus, the university will soon introduce a shuttle bus service for students. Some of the areas will be made one way so that vehicles are parked only on one side.

New software for govt schools launched
Chandigarh, August 14
On the eve of the Independence Day, the UT Education Department has launched the school management and information system (SMIS), a software, under the aegis of the Department of Information Technology at the Tagore Theatre today.

MCM DAV celebrates I-Day 
Chandigarh, August 14
MCM DAV College for Women celebrated the Pre-Independence Day today. The festivities gave an impetus to the spirit of statesmanship among students of the college.

NSUI stages protest outside VC's office
Chandigarh, August 14
Representatives of the National Studentsí Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor's office at Panjab University (PU) today. They were protesting against the involvement of the police on the campus. The NSUI members alleged that they were being chased and questioned by the police unnecessarily every time they met students or organised any meeting.

college faculty row
Now, ball in VCís court

Chandigarh, August 14
The Panjab University (PU) Syndicate on Tuesday authorised the Vice-Chancellor to look into the possibility of a probe by an independant investigation agency in the case of SGGS College, Mahilpur. 

From schools

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Patiala varsity to promote Punjabi among diaspora 
Patiala, August 14
Over one lakh Sikhs in addition to a large number of Punjabis settled in Malaysia will get the opportunity to learn Punjabi with special efforts being made by the Punjabi University to reach out to their steps. This has been stated by the universityís Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh following his five-day trip to Malaysia where he had gone under a special programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), hosted by the Indian High Commission there.

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations 
Patiala, August 14
Independence Day celebrations were held at Narain Public School here with full patriotic fervour and zeal.

Principal to appear before DGSE 
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 14
In the case of alleged irregularities and misappropriation of the funds, the government has given the principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sirhind, a chance to present her case before the Director General Secondary Education (DGSE) on August 21.

Gang of inter-state smack suppliers busted 
Fatehgarh Sahib August 14
The District Police has claimed of unearthing the inter-state gang of smack sellers with the arrest of Gurlal Singh, a resident of District Ganganagar in Rajsthan, who is considered to be the kingpin of the gang. The gang is active in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and other states.

COURTS

MLA seeks bail
Panchkula, August 14
A day after the CBI court issued fresh summons to Haryana MLA Zile Ram Sharma and MLA Om Prakash Jain and his personal assistant Rajinder to be present on August 29, OP Jain today applied for bail in the court in connection to the Karnal sarpanchís murder case. The decision of the same has been deferred till the next hearing.

Accused have undergone punishment, says court 
Panchkula, August 14
A day after 17 persons in the Gohana case were convicted for pelting stones and creating violence in Panchkula in retaliation to Rakesh Laraís murder in 2007, the local court declared the punishment to be sufficient enough for the convicts.

Re-auction of registration No. under HC scanner
Chandigarh, August 14
The re-auction of a registration number by the Chandigarh Administration has come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner.

Permanent Lok Adalat issues 50 notices
Mohali, August 14 A Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) started functioning today in Mohali District and Sessions Courts complex.

Court notice to son of missing realtor
Panchkula, August 14
A court today issued notices to Sameer Sagar, son of Deepak Rai Sagar, in the case pertaining to the latter's disappearance. Sameer has been asked to present before the court in the next hearing.

CRIME

2 held for ATM theft bid
Mohali, August 14 The police today arrested two miscreants, who had attempted to break open an ATM of Canara Bank on the Kurali-Chandigarh highway on the night of August 8 at Kurali.

SPORTS

Chandigarh Baptist School win in cricket
Chandigarh, August 14
Players in action during the fourth Vivek Trophy Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-14) in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan Chandigarh Baptist School defeated Golden Cricket Academy by four runs in the ongoing fourth Vivek Trophy Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-14) being held here today.


Players in action during the fourth Vivek Trophy Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-14) in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

GMSSS-33 register win in softball meet
Chandigarh, August 14
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 33, Chandigarh, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in a match of the ongoing Inter-School Softball Championship for Boys (U-14) being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 25, Chandigarh.

Roopmeet, Sunil declared best shooters
Mohali, August 14
Roopmeet Mann and Sunil Chaudhary were declared best shooters in men's and women's category during the concluding day of the 38th Chandigarh Shooting Championship.

Hockey tourney from Aug 18
Chandigarh, August 14
Rock Rovers Hockey Club affiliated to the Chandigarh Hockey Association (CHA) will organise the 12th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament at the hockey stadium, Sector 42 sports complex, from August 18 to 25.

Softball player suffers fractured ankle
Chandigarh, August 14
Playing under fear of injuries in the absence of proper gear, the local softball players received a jolt when a catcher of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, was rushed to a hospital after he suffered a major fracture on his left ankle.



An injured base catcher Sunil at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

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