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Harassment of four Class XII students
FIR against two teachers
Chandigarh, August 7
Not satisfied with the action taken by the Education Department against Members of the Nari Jagriti Manch hold a protest at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh, on Thursday. the two accused teachers in the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (West), sexual harassment case, the parents of the four girl students, who were allegedly harassed, staged a protest at the school.

Members of the Nari Jagriti Manch hold a protest at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38 (West), Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Bank puts 5-star hotel site on sale; e-auction on Sept 10
Chandigarh, August 7
With the upcoming five-star hotel in the Industrial Area, Phase II, failing to clear its dues of Rs 57 crore to Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the Tourism Finance Corporation of India, the bank has now put the hotel site on sale.

The five-star hotel site that has been put on sale by the PNB and the TFCI in the Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


INLD kicks off election campaign in P’kula, Kalka
Panchkula/Kalka, August 7
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) kicked off the election campaign of the party candidates from Kalka and Panchkula assembly constituencies, with Ajay Chuatala, son of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) supremo Om Parkash Chautala, addressing meeting of party workers, here today.

Uneasy calm prevails at Nada Sahib
Panchkula, August 7
An uneasy calm continues to prevail at Sikh shrine in Nada Sahib even after the Apex Court directs the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) to main status quo in all the 52 gurdwaras, today.

A PCR Gypsy of the Haryana Police parked outside the Nada Sahib gurdwara in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Security gadgets on display at CII
Chandigarh, August 7
A wide range of security gadgets with latest technology are being displayed at the CII Secure North - 2014 conference at the CII’s Northern Region Headquarters in Sector 31 here. With rise in anti-social activities and high number of security threats, focus on safety and security challenges has increased in the country. Hence, these technologies have become much more relevant than ever.

Lt Gen KJ Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Chandimandir, has a look at security gadgets at the CII’s Northern Region Headquarters in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Landslide cuts off over 200 villages in Morni
Morni, August 7
In less than three days after a stretch of Panchkula-Morni road caved in Thana village due to land slide, huge rocks came crumbling down on the same road in Shilyo village thus snapping the road link to his tourist place of the state.

Police personnel help passengers cross the Panchkula-Morni road that was blocked due to a landslide in Shilyo village near Morni on Thursday. A Tribune Photograph

Teej function: IAS officer Prerna Puri to be chief guest
Chandigarh, August 7
After witnessing controversy over local MP Kirron Kher’s name as the chief guest for the Teej function, which led to postponing of the function, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has finally decided to invite Prerna Puri, an IAS officer, as the chief guest for the function. Interestingly, the MC has also slashed the budget for organising the function from Rs 9.73 lakhs to Rs 5.20 lakh.

LG opens Brand Shoppe in Sec 35
LG Electronics has opened a Brand Shoppe, Mehr Electronics, in Sector 35 here. Designed to meet the current challenging demands of the retail environment in the country, this new LG Shoppe was inaugurated by Lokendra Bihari Lal, regional manager (Punjab and Haryana), LG Electronics India.

Unauthorised dumping yard in Mohali
Form panel to check violations: NGT
Mohali, August 7
In a major development in a case against unauthorised dumping yard at Sector 74 today, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, ordered to form a committee to check violations at the yard and chalk out a plan for permanent solution.

The dumping ground at the Industrial Area, Phase VIII, Mohali, on Thursday.
Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Clearing pending files UT Estate Office’s priority
Chandigarh, August 7
Clearing pending files is the latest buzzword in the UT Estate Office. To clear pending files pertaining to sanctioning of building plans and notices issued for misuse and building violations, the UT Estate Office has been categorically told to clear the backlog.

Sector-22 robbery
Umpteen calls to police, but robber not yet identified
Chandigarh, August 7
With the UT police announcing cash reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone who provided information leading to arrest of the robber seen robbing Sector 22 jewellery store on Monday, the UT police has been flooded with over 450 calls in the last two days. Besides, rumours that the accused had been caught by the Panchkula police, that his father had called up and that he was seen in the city also kept the police on its toes throughout the day.

Poster-making contest
Digital image: Day after, PGI withdraws prize from winner
Chandigarh, August 7
A day after the anomaly was highlighted, the PGIMER today withdrew the honour from the person who was awarded first prize in the poster-making competition on World Organ Donation Day. The person had submitted a digital image instead of a hand-made poster.

Punjab provides 500 vials of anti-snake venom to PGI
Chandigarh, August 7
The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, here today provided 500 vials of anti-snake venom to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, after a request was made by the Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Issues related to adolescents discussed
Chandigarh, August 7
The Women and Child Helpline under the aegis of the Department of Social Welfare, along with the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, organised a workshop on Premarital Health Counselling (PMHC) of adolescents here today.

Air Force officers meet DC
Mohali, August 7
Air Force officers today objected to the presence of a carcass site near Kambali village and garbage heaps near Jagatpura and Zirakpur, which were attracting birds and posing a danger to flights at the Air Force Station, Chandigarh.

Temporary structures raised adjoining the wall of the airport at Jagatpura in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Cong will form govt for third time: Hooda
Panchkula, August 7
With the assembly elections ahead, Bhupinder Singh Hooda is on a foundation stones laying spree in the city. The CM also inaugurated some projects here today. Addressing party workers and ticket aspirants in Inderdhanush auditorium, Hooda said the Panipat Rally will show the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, how Haryana remained number one in terms of per capita income.

White coats mandatory for RLA employees
Chandigarh, August 7
It will now be compulsory for the staff at the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) and its branches in Sector 42 and the Industrial Area to wear white colour coats and display ID cards during working hours.

Development works to begin at Balongi village
Mohali, August 7
Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu today gave the go-ahead for development works at Balongi village, near here, providing over Rs 1.87 crore for the purpose. The Deputy Commissioner said the area would be developed on the Mohali pattern so that a new look could be given to the village.

PU alumnus discovers ways to fight brain stroke
Chandigarh, August 7
Researchers led by a Punjab-based scientist Dr Vishal Chanana at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA — working on the animal brain stroke models from the last five years — claimed to have discovered two drugs with neuro-protective effects.

Defacement of public property
MC issues notices to 22 violators
Mohali, August 7
Going strict against defacement of property by pasting posters, pamphlets or other such material on buildings, hoardings, poles, etc., the Mohali Municipal Corporation issued notices to 22 violators here today.

Posters pasted on a telephone line junction in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Tricity scan
Conference concludes
The Local Audit Officers (LAOs) conference involving 32 LAOs from across six states - Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh - under the administrative control of the PCDA (WC) concluded on Thursday. The two-day conference was chaired by principal controller GS Sood.

Haute couture trends mark INIFD fashion show
Chandigarh, August 7
The Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), organised a fashion show ‘INIFD Designer Medley 14’ at The Lalit today. The show was a presentation of 18 collections created by the passing-out students of INIFD.

Models display apparels designed by INIFD students during a fashion show at a hotel in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tenants hold silent protest
Chandigarh, August 7
The Tricity Commercial Tenants Welfare Association today held a silent protest at the Sector 15-16 roundabout to press for their demands. They demanded that an inquiry be conducted on the cases been decided in the past 15 years on “Bonafide Necessity” whether or not the owner who got their shops vacated on the pretext of “Bonafide Necessity” by uprooting a 10-50-year-old commercial tenant is actually used/occupied by the original landlord or further sold. They said eviction of a particular shop gives rise to unemployment and crime. TNS

Members of the Tricity Commercial Tenants Welfare Association hold a silent protest at the Sector 15-16 roundabout in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan


Tricity scan
PU to have tow-away zones soon
Chandigarh, August 7
Next time you visit Panjab University, make sure you don’t park your vehicle in the tow-away zone. To check the haphazard parking of vehicles on the campus, the authorities have decided to earmark tow-away zones.

To check the haphazard parking of vehicles on the Panjab University campus, the authorities have decided to earmark tow-away zones. A Tribune Photograph

From schools
Sri Aurobindo remembered
Chandigarh: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, an inter-school nukkad natak competition was held at the Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Sector 27A. As many as 150 students from 13 schools of the tricity presented street plays on ‘Mera Bharat Mahan’. Mount Carmel School and Strawberry Fields World School won the first and second position, respectively.

Winners of the inter-school ‘Nukkad Natak’ competition at the Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A Tribune Photograph

Punjabi Department counselling postponed
The counselling for admission to MPhil (GGSS), 2014-15, scheduled to be held on August 8 in the Department of Panjabi (PU), has been postponed. PU spokesperson said as the result of MA Punjabi-IV semester 2013-14 is yet to be declared, the department has postponed the counselling for admission to MPhil (GGSS). The next date of counselling will be announced after the declaration of result of MA Punjabi.

PU elections
PUSU, NSUI get notices for violating pre-election code
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University authorities have served notices on two student parties for violating the pre-election code of conduct. Acting on the report of the PU Chief Security Officer Jatinder Grover, the Dean Student Welfare Navdeep Goyal has served notices on the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) and National Students Union of India (NSUI).

Lecture on drug abuse
Chandigarh, August 7
The Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University (PU), organised a special lecture on ‘How far Bapu is right on advocating prohibition?’ The lecture was presided over by Prof Jitender Mohan. The chairperson of the Department of Gandhian Studies, Dr Manish Sharma, introduced the chief speaker, Dr Rakesh Khullar. Dr Khullar delivered a comprehensive lecture on Gandhi’s approach to prohibition and its relevance in the present context. He also highlighted the scenario of drug abuse across the world, particularly in India and Punjab. TNS

NSUI submits memo to VC
Chandigarh, August 7
To raise issues being faced by students of the Integrated BEMBA programme at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), the National Students Union of India (NSUI), today submitted a memorandum to PU Vice-Chancellor. The memorandum stated that students of UIET Integrated course are allowed to exit the dual degree and hence, extra provisional exams be conducted for the same, as is being done in the UICET Department. It was also stated that either the MBA degree be scrapped or a separate exam be held to provide an exit to the students. TNS

NSUI activists outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

MA results declared
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University (PU), has declared various results for MA Punjabi-II semester, MA economics-IV semester, MSc math II- semester, MA music vocal-II semester, MA Hindi-II semester, MA political science-IV semester and MA Gandhian Studies-IV semester examination. PU Controller of Examinations Prof Parvinder Singh said the result is being uploaded on the PU website i.e. http://results.puchd.ac.in/ — TNS

PU ex-Senator becomes Juvenile Board member
Chandigarh, August 7
The UT Juvenile Justice Board has been reconstituted by the UT Administration in which a former Senator of Panjab University, Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, has been appointed as one of the members. The board will have a three-year tenure. Dr Sahota had served in the Consumer Forum, where she delivered 500 judgments of contested cases. She was Principal of Master Tara Singh College for Women, Ludhiana. TNS

Health exhibition held
Chandigarh: A health exhibition was organised at the GMSSS-10. Students from Classes VI-X took part in the event with enthusiasm and fervour. During the exhibition, charts and models on the value of good nutrition and the bad effects of junk food were displayed. — TNS


Two injured in road accident
Dera Bassi, August 7
Two motorcycle-borne youths were injured in a road accident on a highway at the Dera Bassi traffic lights this evening. The injured have been identified as Lakhi and Gurmail Singh of Lehli village near Lalru. They were on way to Dera Bassi from Lalru when their motorcycle rammed into the rear side of an Innova car. The SUV was waiting for a green signal at a traffic light. Lakhi was driving motorcycle at a high speed. So, he couldn’t apply brakes and rammed into the SUV from the rear side, sources said. The injured were rushed to the local Civil Hospital. Later, doctors referred Lakhi to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh, in serious condition. The driver of the car fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind. The police have impounded both the vehicles. — OC


Delay in possession of flat
Realtor told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, August 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Ansal Lotus Melange Projects Private Limited to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation for mental agony caused to complainants on account of delay in possession of flat.

Deshraj case: Reader’s statements recorded
Chandigarh, August 7
In the resumed hearing of the corruption case involving UT police SP Deshraj Singh as the accused, statements of the SP’s reader were recorded in the CBI court today.

Two get life term in murder case
Chandigarh, August 7
A local court today sentenced two persons to life imprisonment in a murder case. The court sentenced two youths Manoj and Harish to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on the convicts. The victim’s brother was the main eyewitness in the case. Three other accused in the case are juveniles and their case is pending before the juvenile court. The case was registered on February 3, 2012. — TNS


Gujarat resident dupes man with cellphone app
Chandigarh, August 7
With an application on his cellphone that made him change his location while calling the other person, a Gujarat resident duped a person of money on fake promises of sending him abroad. The accused called the complainant stating that he was calling from abroad, but actually he was calling from Attawa village in Sector 42 here.


Inter-school baseball tournament
GMSSS-8 blank Carmel 10-0
Chandigarh, August 7
The baseball team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, blanked Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, 10-0, in the match of girls’ (U-19 years) category, during the inter-school baseball tournament for boys and girls, being played at the grounds of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, here today.

Players of GMSS, Sector 15, and Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, in action during a inter-school baseball championship held at GMSS, Sector 35, in Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

UT Open Tennis Championship
Ranjit-Rohit duo reach final
Chandigarh, August 7
Local pair of Ranjit and Rohit defeated Himanshu and Ritwik while Manjot and Kabir Manrai beat Gautam and Parveen, to reach in the final of boys’ (doubles) category, during the ongoing UT Open Tennis Championship for boys and girls, being held at Lake Sports Complex, here today. In the first semifinal of the category, Ranjit and Rohit defeated Himanshu and Ritwik in straight sets 4-2 and 4-2 whereas in the second semifinal, pair of Manjot and Kabir Manrai defeated their counterparts Gautam and Parveen 4-1 and 5-3.

Inter-school badminton championship
KBDAV-7 drub Shishu Niketan School 2-0
Chandigarh, August 7
Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, went down against KBDAV School, Sector 7, in a match of boys’ (U-14) category, during the ongoing inter-school badminton tournament for boys’ (U-14 years and 19 years) being held at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Inter-school basketball tourney
Vivek High start campaign with win
Chandigarh, August 7
Cagers of Vivek High School, Sector 38, defeated St Kabir School, Sector 26, opening match of inter-school basketball championship for boys (U-14), being held at basketball courts of Sports Complex, Sector 46, here today. The winning side outclassed their rivals 28-04. Playing an attacking game, Vivek High School maintained lead throughout in the match and registered win.

Players of Delhi Public School and St Joseph’s School in action during the basketball championship at the Sports Complex-46, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo:Parvesh Chauhan

PCA selects junior teams
Chandigarh, August 7
The selection committee of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) for junior players selected Punjab boys (U-14 years, U-16 years and U-19 years) team to participate in the inter-state cricket tournaments for the current domestic season.According to Sushil Kapoor, spokesperson, PCA, the boys (U-16) Vijay Merchant Trophy matches will start from October 10 while Cooch Behar Trophy for boys (U-19) will held from November 1. The PCA will hold a preparatory camp for under-16 team from August 13 to 28 at Mohali while under-19 camp for Cooch Behar Trophy will be held at Patiala from August 10 to 22.

Panchkula Cricket Association to hold trails
Panchkula , August 7
The Panchkula Cricket Association (PCA) will hold selection trials to shortlist the district boys’(U-14 years) cricket team, on August 9 (3:30 pm) ,at St Soldier School, Sector-16, here. The selected team will participate in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship for boys (under-14 years) trophy to be organised by the Haryana Cricket Association (affiliated to BCCI). The players should report to Youvraj Kaushik to register themselves for trials. — TNS

Raghav lifts AITA title
Chandigarh, August 7
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) trainee Raghav Talwar won the singles title of AITA Talent Series Tournament for boys’ (U-18 years) held at Sonepat, Haryana. Raghav defeated Gaurang in straight sets to clinch his maiden AITA singles U-18 of the year. In the first set both Raghav and Gaurang played tied 4-4 and after that Raghav moved further steadily and won next two games to win the first set 6-4. In the second set, Gaurang kept his cool and claimed 4-1 lead however Raghav used good variation and made comeback possible to win next five games and the singles title 6-4. TNS


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