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Erring banks in for trouble
Chandigarh, July 16
Firefighters battle a fire at the regional office of Syndicate Bank in Sector 17. A file photo Banks located in Sector 17, which have violated building bylaws, are in for trouble.


Firefighters battle a fire at the regional office of Syndicate Bank in Sector 17. A file photo

Major relief for traders
Chandigarh, July 16
Providing a major relief to traders in the city, the UT Administration has now exempted coffee shops and pizza outlets (not manufacturing/cooking the stuff), having a seating capacity of less than 20, from installing oil and grease traps.


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For cityís poor, saving Rs 300 costs 100 days of pain
Chandigarh, July 16
The wait for relief from pain seems endless for patients at city government hospitals. For a mere ultrasound test, that is the basic diagnosis for most forms of pains in the body, a patient may save money but will have to wait for several days. At the GMCH, Sector 32, where the scenario is the worst, patients are being asked to come after three months for an ultrasound. At the PGI and the GMSH, Sector 16, the wait is relatively less, but it is still one week and 25 days, respectively.

Road-cleaning machines sweep away civic body funds
Chandigarh, July 16
Sweeping machines of the MC parked at the fire station, Sector 17. Tribune Photo: S Chandan The road-sweeping machines purchased by the Municipal Corporation (MC) in 2008 have turned out to be money guzzlers as an amount of Rs 2.45 crore has been spent on the maintenance of the three vehicles till May 2014.





Sweeping machines of the MC parked at the fire station, Sector 17. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Paras Soni Suspect giving tough time to cops
Chandigarh, July 16
Even as the Panchkula police suspect Paras Soni, a proclaimed offender and prime accused in the Tanishq dacoity case of 2011, to be behind the recent robbery at Rajat Jewellers in Panchkula, the accused has been giving a trying time to the police of various states all these years. Police officials said while there was a possibility he could be behind the robberies, they did not have anything concrete to establish their suspicion and were investigating.

Paras Soni

Little headway in robbery case
Panchkula, July 16
It has been four days since robbers struck at Rajat Jewellers in the Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, but the Panchkula police are still groping in the dark. Nothing substantial has been found by the police yet.



COMMUNITY

UT set to regulate diesel-run autos in city
Chandigarh, July 16
According to the UTís policy, diesel-run autos cannot ply in the city without permission. A file photo Six years after an inter-state reciprocal transport agreement was signed between Punjab and the UT, the State Transport Authority (STA) has decided to crack a whip on operators of the diesel-run autos from Mohali that are plying in the city without permission.

According to the UTís policy, diesel-run autos cannot ply in the city without permission. A file photo

DC checks admnís efficiency
Mohali, July 16
Gurpreet Singh, a farmer of Nanu Majra village and Viney Kumar, chief manager of State Bank of India, were in for surprise when they got phone calls in which the caller was inquiring whether or not the duo has faced any harassment at the hands of government officials while getting their work done at different government offices in the district.

Railways fines food contractor
Chandigarh, July 16
The Northern Railways headquarters imposed a fine on the contractor who had served food in the evening Shatabdi plying from New Delhi to Chandigarh yesterday. Insects were found in the food of passengers aboard the train.

Commuters inconvenienced as protests lead to traffic jams 
Chandigarh, July 16
Chaos ruled the city roads after the Punjab Youth Congress protested in Sector 15, while anganwadi women workers camped at the Housing Board light point in Mani Majra.

Advanced laparoscopic surgeries at Mohali Civil Hospital soon
Mohali, July 16
Doctors attend a laparoscopic surgical workshop at the Civil Hospital, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu Surjit Jiyani, health minister, Punjab, while inaugurating the first live advance laparoscopy surgical workshop, being organized with the collaboration of renowned surgeon of Max Hospital Dr K S Dhillon, said Mohali Civil Hospital, Phase 6, would soon start performing advance laparoscopic surgeries.

Doctors attend a laparoscopic surgical workshop at the Civil Hospital, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Youth Cong wants BJP govt to come clean on Vaidik row
Chandigarh, July 16
Youth Congress workers protest against the BJP government outside the Congress Bhawan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh ChauhanYouth Congress workers today burnt an effigy of the BJP government at Congress Bhawan in Sector 35 here.




Youth Congress workers protest against the BJP government outside the Congress Bhawan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Ahead of poll, Hooda govt takes to rap to woo youth
Panchkula, July 16
The Hooda government is going the rapper Yo Yo Honey Singhís way to connect with the youth.

MIA submits memo against power cuts
Mohali, July 16
Members of the Mohali Industries Association show a copy of the memorandum. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu The members of Mohali Industries Association (MIA) submitted a memorandum to the state government opposing the regulatory measures of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL).





Members of the Mohali Industries Association show a copy of the memorandum. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PSPCL techies hold protest over demands
Mohali, July 16
Members of the Technical Services Union, Mohali circle, of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd staged a protest in support of their demands here today.

Pensioners to hold protest today
Mohali, July 16 To expose anti-pensioner policies of the Punjab Government, members of the Punjab Government Pensioners Association will participate in a state-level protest on July 17. Mohan Singh, general secretary of the association, asked all members of the association to gather near Phase 7 petrol station in Mohali at 11 am to participate in the protest. Mohan Singh said the government had failed to keep the promises made before the Lok Sabha elections.

Alleging police inaction, suicide victimís kin seek CBI probe
Mohali, July 16
Members of the family of a man, who allegedly committed suicide following a land dispute in Kharar, have demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.

4 months on, UT notifies sub-committees
Chandigarh, July 16
Almost four months after Mayor HC Kalyan constituted sub-committees of the Municipal Corporation, the UT Administration finally notified the committees today.

MC challans 136 defaulters
Chandigarh, July 16 Continuing their drive against encroachments in the city, the enforcement wing of the MC today issued 136 challans to violators.

Student electrocuted in Sec 22
Chandigarh, July 16
A 21-year-old student was electrocuted at his residence in Sector 22 today.

High Court blood contributorsí club honours donors
Chandigarh, July 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Blood Contributors Club, in collaboration with the Rotary Blood and Bank Society Resource Centre, today organised a function to felicitate 100 blood donors from the legal fraternity.
Blood donors from the legal fraternity, including the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul (centre in the rear row), after the felicitation ceremony on the court premises in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Blood donors from the legal fraternity, including the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul (centre in the rear row), after the felicitation ceremony on the court premises in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 
Tribune Photo: S Chandan 

Alert cop helps nab snatcher
Mohali, July 16
Alertness on the part of a policeman led to catching a criminal.

Business news

Admn to sell onions, potatoes at lower rates in new areas today


EDUCATION

To curb outsidersí entry, PU plans to change election date
Chandigarh, July 16
To avoid any untoward incident during the Panjab University Student Council elections, the authorities are planning to alter the date of elections this year.

Chaos reigns as 5,000 throng schools
Chandigarh, July 16
Students submit their admission forms for Class XI at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan As many as 5,000 students bought forms to change their school, stream or option during the second counselling round for admission to Class XI at six designated government schools in the city today.




Students submit their admission forms for Class XI at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

ABVP activists stage protest 
Chandigarh, July 16
High drama was witnessed at the Dr SS Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), Panjab University, as the ABVP representatives staged a protest on extending the date of certificates for the categories of defence, SC and ST for the counselling of engineering colleges.

Members of the Student Organisation of India hold a protest in support of their demands at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan SOI seeks conduct of exam
Chandigarh, July 16
The Student Organisation of India (SOI), today submitted a memorandum to Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Arun Grover demanding that the exam of the 2012 batch of the Dhanwatary Ayurvedic College be conducted.

Members of the Student Organisation of India hold a protest in support of their demands at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

NSUI submits memorandum to VC 
Chandigarh, July 16
The National Students Union of India (NSUI), today submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof Arun Kumar Grover, regarding science departments having BSc and MSc courses.

PU & college notes

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COURTS

Woman convicted in acid attack case
Chandigarh, July 16
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Anshu Shukla today convicted a woman in an acid attack case.

ICICI Bank fined for losing property papers
Chandigarh, July 16
ICICI Bank Limited has been directed to pay Rs 1,50,000 as compensation for misplacing the documents pertaining to the sale of a flat of one of its home loan customers.

Canara Bank penalised for deficiency in service
Chandigarh, July 16
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised Canara Bank, Sector 44, for failing to show credit amount in the account bearerís account that resulted in cancellation of an insurance policy availed by him.

HC issues notice of motion to CBSE
Chandigarh, July 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), regarding four ambiguous questions in the biology section of the All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT).

CHB told to pay Rs 10K for failing to refund transfer fee
Chandigarh, July 16
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has been penalised for failing to refund the transfer fee paid after cancellation of a scheme.

CRIME

4 women of family arrested
Mohali, July 16
The Mohali police arrested four women, including a doctor and an advocate, all members of a family, for culpable homicide bid and causing hurt to a neighbour over a trivial issue of parking of vehicles.

SPORTS

CFA to miss home tourney Deepankar Sharda
Chandigarh, July 16
Players practise at the Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu The team of Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) will not feature in their only home-tournament of 12th edition All India Administratorís Cup Football Tournament for boys (U-17), scheduled to be organised in the last week of September.


Players practise at the Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Panchkula beat Chandigarh by 50 runs 
Chandigarh, July 16
Players in action during a match between Panchkula and Chandigarh at Sector 19 in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan The team of Panchkula District Cricket Association defeated Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association) by 50 runs in the first match of Haryana Inter-District Cricket Championship for boys (U-16), being played at cricket grounds of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Players in action during a match between Panchkula and Chandigarh at Sector 19 in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan 

Raja KS Sidhu. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu Raja KS Sidhu appointed Chef-de-Mission
Mohali, July 16
Raja KS Sidhu, Joint Secretary, Indian Olympic Association, and Secretary General, Punjab Olympic Association, has been appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for the XXth Commonwealth Games, to be held in Scotland from July 23 to August 3. Sidhu, will lead the 403 members Indian contingent including players and coaching staff, in the commonwealth games. Raja KS Sidhu, a former international shooter, has also initiated 1st Indo-Pak Punjab Games held at Patiala in 2004. 

Raja KS Sidhu. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

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