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Missing banker found dead
Panchkula, July 11
The body of a 52-year-old senior manager of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP), Rajeev Sharma, who went missing on July 4, was found floating in a canal in the Adampur area of Hisar district on July 6. He was cremated by the Hisar police after they failed to identify him. The police suspect it to be case of suicide as no injury marks were found on the body.

WhatsApp message row: SHO, DSP transferred
Chandigarh, July 11
A day after a message on a WhatsApp group of the UT police by an SHO levelling allegations of corruption against a DSP rocked the Police Department, senior police officials transferred both the SHO and the DSP and initiated an inquiry into the matter.


Inviting tragedy

Unmindful of the risk, youngsters (encircled) stand on a boat without life jackets for a photograph at Sukhna Lake on Friday.
Unmindful of the risk, youngsters (encircled) stand on a boat without life jackets for a photograph at Sukhna Lake on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Fleeing naka, car driver knocks down two women; 1 dead
Chandigarh, July 11
In a hit-and-run incident, a woman pedestrian was killed while another one was injured after being hit by a Maruti car last night. The 26-year-old pedestrian, Seema, died while she was going to the Sector 29 Sai temple. The incident occurred when the car driver was trying to flee from a drunk driving naka.

Language and mathematical abilities (Govt schools)
Survey finds city Class III students struggling 
Chandigarh, July 11
Despite boasting of an overall high literacy, development and enrolment rate in higher education, Chandigarh has appeared at the bottom slot of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) (cycle 3) for Class III, as students of government schools from the UT scored far below the national average score, both in language and mathematical abilities.

Realtor booked for raping maid
Panchkula, July 11
A realtor was booked for allegedly raping his 16-year-old maid in Sector 7 here today. The accused, Pawan Bansal, has not been arrested yet.



Awareness on Census Data
UT identifies 147 schools in city
Chandigarh, July 11
Directorate of Census Operations (UT), Chandigarh, has initiated a programme to sensitise schoolchildren about the Census data and its importance.

PU cell blamed for holding back scholarship 
Chandigarh, July 11 Representatives of the Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) gave representation to the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor alleging that the PU SC-ST cell was holding back scholarship due for reserved category students. In the complaint, it said fee was being charged from SC/ST students with post-matric scholarships as the university’s SC-ST Cell had misinterpreted a court order. — TNS

Teachers’ union hails Budget
Chandigarh, July 11
The Government Teachers’ Union (GTU) welcomed the Budget that was presented on Thursday. Members of the union claimed that it was a people-friendly Budget.

union budget 2014-15
Cut in funds to hit UT projects
Chandigarh, July 11
Since the Union Government has reduced the Chandigarh Administration’s Budget under the Plan head by Rs 63 crore for the financial year 2014-15 as compared to the last fiscal, the projects like upgrading of community centres, housing projects and maintenance of roads which comes under the UT are likely to be affected.

PGI to revive Nehru Hospital 
A view of the Advanced Trauma Centre and Nehru Hospital of the PGI Chandigarh, July 11
The allocation of Rs 200 crore under the Plan head in the Union Budget to the PGIMER is set to revive the oldest, yet most important building—the Nehru Hospital, which is crying for maintenance.

A view of the Advanced Trauma Centre and Nehru Hospital of the PGI. A file photo

Fire Department gets only Rs 50 lakh under MC Plan head 
Chandigarh, July 11
The Fire and Emergency Services of the Municipal Corporation (MC), which requires immediate attention has been allocated only Rs 50 lakh by the UT as against the Budget of Rs 12.50 crore passed by the MC General House under the Plan head. fire department that lacks modernised fire-fighting equipments.

Reduced grant to MC may hamper development work
Chandigarh, July 11
With the Municipal Corporation (MC) getting only Rs 136.60 crore against Rs 345.70 crore under the Plan head, several areas where the MC had planned development will suffer, now. The re-carpting of roads, strengthening of sewerage system and augmentation of water supply system are some of the areas that are going to suffer.

City Metro project runs into trouble 
Chandigarh, July 11
After the local Member of Parliament (MP), Kirron Kher, raised her objection on the viability of Metro project, now in a latest development, the ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has sought fresh consent from all three stakeholders—-Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh — on the draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the ambitious Metro project.

Water supply & sewerage disposal panel meets after nine months 
Chandigarh, July 11
The seriousness of the Municipal Corporation (MC) towards the sub-committees formed over various issues can be gauged from the fact that the Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee met nine months after the last meeting was held.The issues that were pending from November 2013 were taken up by the committee in today’s meeting.

banker’s death
Son identified victim from shoes he gifted his father
Panchkula, July 11
It was the pair of new Reebok shoes which the son bought for his father that helped the former in identifying the victim.

Police hand over trousers, shoe to son
Panchkula, July 11
Banker’s family could not even have the last glimpse of Sharma as the Haryana police cremated the body on their own. The family was left with nothing but just his trousers and a shoe.

Woman found hanging 
Panchkula, July 11
Lovely, a resident of Housing Board Colony in Sector 14 here allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her room this evening.

jyoti murder case
Two more accused depose, plead not guilty
Panchkula, July 11
In the Jyoti murder case today, the second main accused, Paramjit and the truck driver Tilak Raj, gave their statements in the court. They said they were not at the spot on the night of murder.

AAP seeks shifting of liquor vend 
Panchkula, July 11
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists have demanded shifting of a liquor vend opened adjacent to Government High School in Billa village near here.

Vehicles damaged in Sector 68
Mohali, July 11
Miscreants broke windowpanes of some vehicles parked in Sector 68 here early this morning.

Woman gives birth in autorickshaw 
Chandigarh, July 11
A woman delivered a baby in an autorickshaw while she was on her way to government mother and child care centre in sector 22 at around 10 am today.

Power woes: Kharar residents spend sleepless night
Mohali, July 11
Residents of Kharar and the surrounding areas are going through a miserable time in the sweltering heat due to unannounced power cuts.

Mohali resident wins Barbeque Nation lucky draw
Barbeque Nation has announced Utkarsh Khera, a resident of Mohali, as the winner of its lucky draw series at its Sector 26 outlet in Chandigarh. A Honda bike was presented to Khera by a city-based RJ (radio jockey) and Punjabi movie actor Nav Bajwa and Deepinder Singh, head, north region, BIG FM.


School holds science exhibition
Students display their models at a science exhibition in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, July 11
St John’s High School here organised a science exhibition, ‘Sciensation’ on its campus today. Students made projects on themes pertaining to health, environment, natural resources, energy and agriculture for the exhibition. Their projects and concepts, including designed hovercraft, citrus fruits as good electrical conductors, use of hydraulic pumps in various sectors.

Students display their models at a science exhibition in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Govt Colleges
Final counselling for 39 BCA seats today
Chandigarh, July 11
The final counselling for a total of 39 BCA seats lying vacant in four government colleges will be held tomorrow. After the second counselling for the BCA, held on July 8, six seats were left vacant in Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46. In Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sectors 42 and 23 seats are lying vacant. While five seats are lying vacant each in PGGCG, Sector 11, and PGGC, Sector 11.

BA-I results declared
Chandigarh, July 11
Panjab University (PU) has declared the results of the BA-I examinations.

Desh Bhagat varsity Chancellor attends conference at San Diego
Chandigarh, July 11
Desh Bhagat Group chairman and Chancellor Desh Bhagat University Zora Singh attended the NAFSA 2014, an annual conference, organised by the NAFSA Association. Over 2,000 delegates from across the world converged on San Diego, California, US, for the NAFSA 2014.

Tiny tots hold ‘go green’ rally
Students take part in an awareness rally at Phase II in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, July 11
Pupils from the Classes Pre-Nursery to KG from Gian Jyoti Global School here today spread the message of ‘save trees’ and ‘grow more trees’ in connection with the Vanmahotsava celebrations.

Students take part in an awareness rally at Phase II in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu




Decade on, retired government schoolteacher wins pension battle
Chandigarh, July 11
Over a decade after 71-year-old teacher Jai Gopal Verma retired from a school in Manimajra, the battle between the Chandigarh Administration and Haryana over the payment of pension to him has come to an end.

death due to negligence
Alchemist Hospital, visiting doc fined
Panchkula, July 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today held the Alchemist Hospital in Sector 21 and a Sector 8-based doctor, who is a consulting doctor with the hospital, responsible for the negligence caused in the death of a newborn in 2006.


Student manhandles PU don
Manish Sharma, Head of the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, makes a point to the police after a conflict with a student, Suresh Kumar (encircled), at the PU in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, July 11
In a matter of shame for Panjab University (PU), the Head of Department (HoD) of Gandhian and Peace Studies was today manhandled by a PhD student from the same department over allotment of hostel seat here today.

Manish Sharma, Head of the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, makes a point to the police after a conflict with a student, Suresh Kumar (encircled), at the PU in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S. Chandan

Fraudster in Vigilance net
Chandigarh, July 11
The UT vigilance wing on Thursday arrested a former president of the Victoria Enclave, Sector 50, on the charges of cheating, forgery and causing loss of crores to the Chandigarh Administration.

SIT formed to probe rape charge against IAS officer 
Chandigarh, July 11
A woman, a resident of Sector 33, has accused a retired Punjab IAS officer of raping her. She has lodged a complaint at the public window of the police headquarters in the case and a special investigating team (SIT) has been formed to probe the complaint.

2 held with stolen bike, jewellery
Chandigarh, July 11
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested two persons for stealing a Yamaha motorcycle.


Elwin, Anjali emerge victorious in tennis meet
Anjali Thakur returns a shot during a match of the CLTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Rs 1 lakh Tennis Tournament on Friday. Chandigarh, July 11
Second seeded Elwin Antony lifted the title of the CLTA-AITA Men’s Singles 1 Lakh Tennis Tournament, here today. In the women’s category, Anjali Thakur logged win. In the final clash, Elwin Antony proved too good for erratic Brahmjot Singh as he won the final by conceding only one game in each set.
Left-handed Elwin broke Brahmjot’s serve in the second game of the match. The game was broken after 12 deuces. 

Anjali Thakur returns a shot during a match of the CLTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Rs 1 lakh Tennis Tournament on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

GOLF tour
Saaniya clinches 6th spot
Chandigarh, July 11
City golfer Saaniya Sharma finished sixth with Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi and Pune’s Shweta Galande. The trio scored identical totals of 226 after 54 holes in the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at Bengaluru’s flagship KGA Golf Course.

Deevanshi, Ishan lift table tennis titles
Chandigarh, July 11
In the open table tennis tournament, Deevanshi, girls’ category, and Ishan Kapoor, boys’ category, lifted the title here at Sector 23, today.


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