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Mumps outbreak at Mohali village
Mohali, September 7
The infected students at Government Elementary School, Chajju Majra, in Mohali on Saturday. With 23 of the 49 children at Government Elementary School, Chajju Majra vilage in Mohali contracting mumps, a contagious disease, the authorities today ordered to close the school for at least a week.

The infected students at Government Elementary School, Chajju Majra, in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


2 arrested with 20.5 kg of opium
The accused in police custody in Mohali on Saturday. Mohali, September 7
The crime branch of the Mohali police arrested two drug peddlers, both residents of Rajasthan, with 20.5 kg of opium worth Rs 20 lakh. The accused have been identified as 35-year-old Madan Lal Jatian of Kesar Kheri village in Chittorgarh and 36-year-old Raj Mal Achariya of Bada Rajpur village in Udaipur. The police has also impounded the mini-truck (RJ 27 GC 4010) they were travelling in). The police team was led by inspector Gurcharan Singh. “The accused had concealed the contraband under the packets of electronic parts in the mini-truck, said Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.

The accused in police custody in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

40-yr-old held for raping minor
Panchkula, September 7
The Panchkula police today registered a case against a 40-year-old person, Neeraj Kumar, a resident of Bir Ghaggar village, for allegedly raping a minor of the same village. Neeraj, along with his two relatives, including a woman, has been arrested by the police.


Power shocker through post
Harried residents of Sector 38 (West) show electricity bills Chandigarh, September 7
 Prem Singh, a resident of Sector 38 (West), has been suffering for the past four months through no fault of his own. He has been penalised for depositing the electricity bill after the due date. This is not the first time that Prem Singh has received the bill late, earlier too he was made to pay a fine to the electricity department.

Harried residents of Sector 38 (West) show electricity bills. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

A tragedy in the waiting
OPD block of GMSH-16 without fire-safety clearance
Chandigarh, September 7
The new OPD block at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, continues to function without obtaining clearance from the MC fire department. Risking the lives of patients, the hospital has been running its oxygen gas plant from the main building, right below the nursery where newborns are kept.

Artists give final touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway at Zirakpur.
O my friend ganesha
: Artists give final touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway at Zirakpur. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Health notes
Blood donation
Chandigarh: As a part of the 57th anniversary celebrations, the Chandigarh division of LIC organised a blood donation camp at its divisional office. Marketing manager of the division Jogender Kumar inaugurated the camp, along with Dr Suchet Sachdev of Blood Bank, PGI. As many as 100 employees, officers and agents of the LIC divisional office and local branches donated blood.

Protest: Students accuse art college teacher of sexual harassment
Chandigarh, September 7
Students of the Government College of Art, Sector 10, converged on the Sector 17 Plaza, raising their voice against a teacher, who they accused of sexual harassment. The students said they had been protesting on the college premises, demanding the termination of services of the teacher; however, neither the college nor the UT Administration took note of it.

‘Scheming’ mars housing board’s small flats
Chandigarh, September 7
Over 8,000 jhuggi-dwellers, who are supposed to get the possession of one-room tenements at Dhanas are in a fix. Some colony leaders have been telling the beneficiaries that the houses would be taken back from them after 20 years.

22 head of cattle impounded
Chandigarh, September 7
MC workers today impounded 22 head of cattle from Bapu Dham, Mauli Jagran, Vikas Nagar, Ram Darbar, Sectors 48, 52, 38, 24 and Dadu Majra. The corporation released 36 head of cattle after imposing a fine of Rs 1.10 lakh on owners.

Science exhibition concludes
Chandigarh, September 7
The regional science exhibition of the Central Board of Secondary Education concluded at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B. Students from various tricity schools attended the event. Students were seen explaining the concepts of their exhibits to the visitors. The exhibits were evaluated on various parameter. — TNS


Action sought against Rana
Chandigarh, September 7
The students sitting on an indefinite hunger strike outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office against the alleged rigging of student council elections at Panjab University today accused the National Students Union of India (NSUI) of violating the calendar by distributing printed material on the day of elections.

from schools
Schoolchildren have fun with puppets
Children hold puppets during a programme at Tribune Model School, Sector 29, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, September 7
 A puppet extravaganza transported the audience to their childhood at Tribune Model School, Sector 29. Tiny tots of the kindergarten emphasised on values through their stories. Bonny Sodhi, wife of Justice SS Sodhi, chairperson, The Tribune Trust, was the guest of honour. She was overwhelmed to see the children’s performance.

Children hold puppets during a programme at Tribune Model School, Sector 29, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Schools invite bids for winter uniforms
Chandigarh, September 7
Government schools in the city have floated tenders for procuring winter uniforms for children. With the UT Education Department easing the norms for purchasing winter uniforms, schools are hopeful of getting a better response from suppliers. Due to hard technical specifications and low price ceiling set for purchasing summer uniforms, schools had to face a lot of problems.

Teachers make city proud
Chandigarh, September 7
Several teachers have made the city proud by getting national recognition for their meritorious career. Parvinder Grover of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, and Updesh Kaur of KV-3 BRD Air Force Station were bestowed with the National Award for Best Teachers. Presented by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, the award carried a certificate of merit, cash prize and a silver medal.


‘Give way to ambulance’ drive kicks off
Patiala, September 7
Society for People’s Welfare and Awareness Patiala (SPWAP), an NGO, in collaboration with District Traffic Police, has started a unique campaign ‘Give Way to Ambulance’ to create awareness among the masses on smooth passage of ambulances carrying serious patients on roads.

500 examined at camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 7
Hargobind Sahib Charitable Trust, Khera Hansali, today organised an eye check-up-cum-operation camp at HGS College for Girls at Khera village under the patronage of Sant Baba Ajit Singh Ji Hansali wale. Minister for Food and Civil Supply Adesh Partap Singh Kairon inaugurated the camp.

Punjab Colonisers and Dealers Association to hold thanksgiving rally
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 7
As many as 95 per cent colonisers have welcomed the Punjab government’s new policy for the regularisation of the illegal colonies, claimed Kultar Singh Jogi, president of the Punjab Colonisers and Dealers Association (PCDA) today.

IT dept survey
‘Unaccounted income declared by businessmen’
Ambala, September 7
The Income tax department conducted a survey in around half-a-dozen business houses in Ambala City and Ambala Cantt, last evening. The survey team was led by Additional Income Tax Commissioner Sahilini Bhargav Kaushal.

Rash driving lands 2 in hospital
Kalka, September 7
A swift car was damaged after it hit three other vehicles on National Highway 5, at the Parwanoo-Pinjore bypass, today. Out of the four persons travelling in the car, The damaged Swift car. two sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula.  Jai Shri Rana, an eyewitness said, “The recklessly-driven car first hit a car, besides which four people were standing. The four individuals had a miraculous escape. Then the car, hit a motorbike and a scooter. After hitting these vehicles, it rammed into a divider on the highway.” The victims could not be identified till the filing of the report. — OC

The damaged Swift car. A Tribune Photograph

Teacher’s Day celebrated
Ropar, September 7
Students of Rayat Polytechnic College celebrated Teacher’s Day with enthusiasm on the premises of the institute. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest, Professor SC Bedi advised the young generation to be more humane. An on-the-spot quiz was also held on the occasion. The chief guest distributed prizes to the winners of the competition. — TNS

Students shine in PTU exams
Ropar, September 7
As many as 17 students of ASBASJSM College of Pharmacy, Bela, secured to positions in merit list of Bachelor of pharmaceutical and different branches of Master in pharmacutical course in examinations conducted by Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar. Harpreet Kaur secured second position and received a silver medal in BPharma while Vandana Dhiman got a gold medal in MPharma. — TNS

Two snatch Rs 70,000 from sarpanch
Ropar, September 7
Two motorcycle borne youths snatched Rs 70,000 from a sarpanch today. The incident took place at the College road. The police said Balamgarh village sarpanch Karnail Kaur and her husband Gurmeet Singh withdrew Rs 70,000 from the HDFC bank to disburse the amount in the village, as an old age pension. The miscreants snatched the bag containing the amount outside the bank and fled the spot. — TNS


Tamanna’s murder
2 convicted in dowry case
Panchkula, September 7
The local court today pronounced a seven-year rigorous sentence to dowry victim Tamanna’s husband Vikas and his mother Krishna. Both the family members of the victim were held guilty by Panchkula district and Sessions Judge Ravi Sondhi yesterday.

Saji Mohan’s case adjourned to October 15
Chandigarh, September 7
Former Indian Police Services (IPS) officer, Saji Mohan, (44) serving 13-year imprisonment in a case of pilferage of drugs, was produced in a local court in the case pertaining to an embezzlement of Rs 13.8 lakh here today. He is accused of financial fraud during his tenure in Chandigarh in 2007-08 while he was posted here as a zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).


Punjabi singer accused of fraud in Mumbai Police net
Preet Brar Mohali, September 7
The Mohali police has sent a team to Mumbai today to bring back Preet Brar, a noted Punjabi singer, and an accused in cheating and other several cases in the area. Notably, Brar was caught by the Mumbai police yesterday from the Mumbai Airport from where he was intending to go abroad. The Mohali police had sounded an alert on all airports across the country.
Mohali SSP, GS Bhullar, said his team would bring back the singer tomorrow. “A case under Sections 406 and 420 has been registered against the singer at Phase VIII police station on the complaint of a local resident, Amandeep Singh.


Carrom tourney
Tuba enters quarterfinals
A carrom match in progress at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, September 7
The 23rd Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament was declared open at the St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. On the first day, in Girls’ junior singles carrom players Tuba, Manu Gupta, Nidhi and Priya Sharma entered into the quarterfinals.

A carrom match in progress at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarh Academy come crashing down against SGGS-26
Chandigarh, September 7
Players of the state-run Chandigarh Hockey Academy (CHA) while representing Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, tasted first their defeat, since the start of this academy, against SGGS School, Sector 26, (SGGS-26) during the final match on Inter-School Hockey Tournament for Boys (U-19), here today.

Zoravar blanks Dhruv in tennis
Chandigarh, September 7
In the ongoing Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) Tennis (boys and girls) Tournament, Zoravar Dhillon defeated Dhruv Malhotra 5-0 while Anirudh Sangra beat Shridam Anand 5-0, being held at the CLTA courts here today. The tournament will be held on the weekends of September 2013.


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