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Transfer Policy
Education Dept gets tough
Chandigarh, August 10
The UT Education Department has decided to implement the transfer policy strictly and tighten the noose around 180 educationists who are on deputation in the city and have prolonged their stay in violation of the norms.

Ahead of poll, 25-year-old nondescript road gets a name
Panchkula, August 10
A 25-year-old nondescript road in Sector 1 adjoining Suraj Theatre here was today christened Pandit UD Gaur Marg, thanks to the foundation stone-laying spree of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

A part of the structure holding a plaque (encircled) was damaged a few hours after it was unveiled by Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Sector 1, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal


Bond of Love: Sisters tie rakhis on the wrist of their brother on Raksha Bandhan at Sector 49, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Day after, Panchkula officials unmoved, pass the buck
Panchkula, August 10
A day after the maggot-infested man, who was crying for help in pain at the Mansa Devi Singh Dwar road and is now battling for life at the PGI, the insensitivity of the Panchkula administration continues. Asked who was responsible for taking care of the victim, who is yet to be identified, the Panchkula administration had no clear answer and officials passed the buck. There is still no attendant with the victim.

Lab tests: PGI to have single-window system
Chandigarh, August 10
In a relief for patients spending several hours in queues for lab tests at the PGI, the proposal for starting a single-window system for lab tests has been given approval. The Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the institute has approved to set up a single counter in the research block for all kind of formalities related to lab tests, including submission of fee, sample collection and obtaining reports.

City’s elderly not dependent on others: Study
Chandigarh, August 10
As against the common perception that the elderly pose a burden on others, a study on 1,080 elderly persons in Chandigarh found that only 0.5 per cent were fully dependent on others for daily activities. However, a significant number of them needed at least 2.5 hours of nursing care per day and faecal incontinence (loss of control over defecation) was a major area requiring support, found the study carried out by the PGI.

UT ex-DHS hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, August 10
UT’s former Director, Health Services (DHS), was seriously injured when a two-wheeler hit him near the Sector 15-16 light point this evening. The Victim, Dr SK Sharma, a resident of Sector 16, was on his way to a temple in Sector 15 when the accident took place. The motorcyclist managed to flee from the spot. On finding Sharma lying in a pool of blood, some passersby immediately rushed him to the GMSH, Sector 16. However, in view of his serious condition, he was shifted to the PGI’ Advanced Trauma Centre. TNS


Japanese Garden to come up in city
Chandigarh, August 10
The City Beautiful is soon going to have another unique garden. Christened as Japanese Garden, it will emerge as yet another tourist destination. The garden, coming up in Sector 31 at the cost of Rs 7 crore, will have towers and lanterns in the shapes based on Japanese architecture to give it an ambience different from other gardens in the city. The entry gate will have a Japanese design. Further, meditation platforms are being raised.

A view of the Japanese Garden being devloped in Sector 31, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Cops’ face-saving exercise in vain as data silent on robbery cases

In its ‘effort’ to save itself from embarrassment after the Sector-22 robbery case, the UT police was quick to release figures comparing the number of crime incidents that took place this year with that of the last year. The data stated that the number of crime incidents has fallen. However, the data did not mention robbery cases. This when a number of broad daylight robberies have rocked the city of late; all of which remain unsolved.

Flouting the ban: A child risks his life to collect coins from the gushing waters of the Ghaggar in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Open House response
A lot needs to be done for safety of girl students
The recent incident in which a six-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two gym instructors at a school in Bengaluru has kicked off a debate over the safety of children in school. Chandigarh Tribune asked its readers whether city schools are well-equipped to ensure safety of students.

Ekta yatra begins for release of detainees
Mohali, August 10
The “Kaumi Sikh Ekta Paidal Yatra” for the release of Sikh detainees languishing in various jails and for uniting the community under one Nishan Sahib started from Gurdwara Amb Sahib here today. The march is being led by Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, a Sikh leader from Haryana who had observed a 44-day fast at the gurdwara last year to demand that the detainees be set free.

Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa (fourth from left) leads the "Kaumi Sikh Ekta Paidal Yatra", which started from Gurdwara Sri Amb Sahib at Phase VIII in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Fake degrees
Police to probe role of PSEB employees
Chandigarh, August 10
Two of the four accused in the fake degrees case have been sent to police remand for two days and the other two have been sent to judicial custody. Further, the police will be investigating if more Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) employees had a role to play in the case.

On a colourful note: Youths present an item during a programme, “Folk Songs and Folk Dances of Punjab”, organised by the Punjab Arts Council and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Meeting held
The first meeting of the National Advisory Committee, constituted by the Finance Ministry to review the Companies (Cost Records & Audit) Rules 2014, was held in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chairmen from various Chapters of North India of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India participated in the meeting. The members unanimously demanded that new rules should be put into abeyance till the expert committee submits its report.

Exchange programme in Rajpura schools from today
Mohali, August 10
A meeting of the Punjab Private Schools Organisation (PPSO) held here today focused on organising an educational exchange programme in schools in Rajpura from August 11 to August 27. The PPSO has partnered with Limited Resource Teachers Training (LRTT), a UK-based educational NGO, to conduct the programme in its nine schools.

A group of education trainers from Limited Resources Teachers Training from the UK at Gurdwara Sri Angeetha Sahib at Phase VIII in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Withdrawal of Award
Professor justifies stance, issues statement
Chandigarh, August 10
Three days after the PGIMER withdrew the honour from Prof DS Kapoor who was awarded the first prize in a poster-making competition on World Organ Donation Day, he issued a statement justifying his stance.

Anti-rabies centre in Sec 38 opens this week
Chandigarh, August 10
The anti-rabies centre in Sector 38, the second in the city, will become functional this week. At present, the Civil Dispensary in Sector 19 caters to the dog bite cases reported from the entire city.

Tricity scan
Traders meet MC Commissioner
Chandigarh: A deputation of the Chandigarh Business Council met the MC Commissioner, Vivek Pratap Singh, and demanded weekly events should be allowed in markets to compete with malls, more solar panels be installed in residential and commercial areas and allow entry of trucks on the Madhya Marg from 6 pm to 11 am without any restriction.

300 saplings planted at school
Zirakpur, August 10
The Rotary Club, Dera Bassi, organised a debate and declamation contest at Gurnam Singh Saini Senior Secondary School during a tree plantation drive here on Saturday. The drive was dedicated to late Varinder Kumar, a member of the club. The members of the club planted 300 saplings in and around the school to mark the day. Rotarian Bhupinder Singh Saini said six brilliant students of the school (three from Class X and three from Class XII) were also honoured for their outstanding performances in academics. The MLA of the area, NK Sharma, who was the chief guest, distributed prizes among the students. TNS


Defacement of Public Property
Ahead of PU poll, posters dot walls
Chandigarh, August 10
With the Panjab University student council elections hardly a month away, campaigning is picking up speed. As several student parties continue to make all out efforts, posters have started to adorn every nook and corner of the city calling on students to lend their support.

Posters of student leaders pasted on the boundary wall of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School, Sector 26 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Parents encouraged to tap special talent of children
Panchkula, August 10
Stressing upon the need to help children become independent and confident individuals, a workshop ‘courage to encourage’ was organised for parents and teachers at The Gurukul, Sector 20. The panel comprised experienced professionals from various fields such as medicine, police and finance.

Two more govt colleges install trilingual boards
Chandigarh, August 10
After the Director Higher Education order, two more government colleges have written the name of the institute on the board installed at the entry gate in three languages — English, Hindi and Punjabi. Earlier, four private colleges and a government college in the city had put up trilingual boards 10 months after the UT Home Secretary had passed orders.

The trilingual board installed at the entrance of the government college in Sector 46, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Give possession of building: Students
Chandigarh, August 10
Two representatives of the Indian National Students’ Organisation (INSO), Panjab University, are staging a protest over a delay in the handing over of a new building, constructed on the South campus to the Department of Environment Studies.

DAV students suspended for protesting
Chandigarh, August 10
Two students of DAV College, Sector 10, today went on an indefinite hunger strike after they were suspended by the college on Saturday for protesting on the campus. Gurbakshish Singh, a student of BA-III, and Gurpreet Dhaliwal, student of BA-I, observed a hunger strike while demanding that their grievances be redressed.

PUSU activists hold a candlelight protest outside DAV College, Sector 10, on Sunday. A Tribune Photograph

Students celebrate founder’s day
Chandigarh, August 10
Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40-D, celebrated founder’s day on the school premises. The day commenced with a hawan, followed by an exhibition, showcasing the projects made by the students during their holidays.

Students of Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, showcase their craft work during the founder’s day celebrations in Chandigarh. A tribune Photograph

Raksha Bandhan
Chandigarh: On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Anee-ans of Anee’s School, Kharar and Mohali, held a rakhi-making competition.

Exhibition organised
Panchkula, August 10
Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, was abuzz with activity as students showcased their creative ability at the annual exhibition, ‘The Effervescence-2014’. The event was inaugurated by Sanjeev Kaushal, Principal Secretary to the Government of Haryana. The exhibition was centered on the theme ‘health and wellness’.


Septuagenarian dies in mishap
Dera Bassi, August 10
A septuagenarian woman of Magran village, near Lalru, was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle on the Ambala-Kalka highway on the Dappar overbridge late this evening. Lajwanti (70), who was accompanying her son, was crossing the highway when an unidentified vehicle heading towards Ambala knocked her down. The victim died on the spot. The police said her son, who was mentally unstable, rushed to the village, leaving behind his mother injured on the road and informed his brother Param Rai (22) about the incident. Rai informed the police and the body was sent to the local Civil Hospital. The police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver of the unidentified vehicle at Lalru police station. A hunt to nab the accused has been launched, the police said. TNS

Worker run over by train, dies
Dera Bassi, August 10
An unidentified worker of a liquor vend was mowed down by a speeding train on the Kalka-Ambala railway line near Lalru early this morning. The Government Railway Police (GRP) said the man went to the railway track to attend the nature’s call this morning when the train mowed him down. The mutilated body was removed from the spot and had been sent to the local Civil Hospital for the posd-mortem examination, the police said. Investigation by the Government Railway Police revealed that the man was employed with a liquor vend in Lalru but his whereabouts were not known to the vend owner. The police have initiated investigation in this regard. TNS

Over 100 examined at dental camp
Dera Bassi, August 10
More than 100 patients, including senior citizens, women and children, were examined at a free dental check-up camp. It was organised by the Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital at Gulmohar City Extension, Dera Bassi, today. Experts educated the gathering on maintaining oral hygiene, proper brushing techniques and various ailments which affect oral health. Earlier, Prof Avtar Singh, chairman and founder of the Sri Sukhmani Group, inaugurated the camp. TNS


Woman dies, husband critical in hit-and-run
Panchkula, August 10
A woman died while her husband was critically injured when the bike they were travelling on was hit by an unknown vehicle near Surajpur at 11.30 pm today. The accused sped away with the vehicle after hitting the bike.


Handball Championship
GMSSS-23 corner glory on Day 1
Chandigarh, August 10
On the opening day of the Inter-School Handball Championship for Boys (U-19), Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 23, beat IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, (16-5) at the handball courts of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

Basketball Tourney
New Public, St Stephen’s schools to clash for title
Chandigarh, August 10
Cagers of New Public School, Sector 18, defeated Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, while St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat St John’s School, Sector 26, in the ongoing Br. Kyle Basketball Tournament, being held at St John’s School, Sector 45. Both winning teams qualified for the title clash.

Karandeep, Aadil claim golf titles
Chandigarh, August 10
Golfers Karandeep Kochhar and Aadil Bedi bagged the titles of Category A and Category B longest drive event, respectively, during the Chandigarh Golf Club Junior Championship, played at the Golf Club greens here today.

Golfers in a jubilant mood after receiving trophies at the prize distribution function held at the Golf Club in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Invitation cricket tourney from Aug 28
Chandigarh, August 10
The 4th edition of the All-India Invitation Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-19) will be held from August 28 to September 9 at cricket grounds of Chandigarh, Mohali and Patiala.

Cricket Tournament
Satluj stunners beat Sarvhitkari Blues
Mohali, August 10
Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy, Sector 4, defeated Sarvhitkari Blues, Mohali, by 27 runs in a match of the Sarvhitkari Cup Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-12) played at Sarvhitkari cricket ground, Sector 71, here. After winning the toss, the host side elected to bowl first. It restricted Satluj academy on 90 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 25 overs. In reply, the host team was bowled out for a mere total of 63 runs in 17.5 overs. Brief scores: Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy: 90 for 7 in 25 overs (Akash Chamoli 21, Saksham Thakur 17, Harshdeep Singh 2 for 15, Yash 2 for 17) Sarvhitkari Blues: 63 all out in 17.5 overs (Mohit 13, Yash 13, Anish Dalal 5 for 14, Akash Chamoli 2 for 20). TNS

School to hold cricket meet
Chandigarh, August 10
St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, will conduct the 6th Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-13) from August 16 at the school’s cricket ground here. The tournament will be played on a league-cum-knock-out basis with top two teams from each pool qualifying for the knock-out round. Saupin’s School, Sector 32, St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, and AKSIPS, Sector 41, have already confirmed their entries. The other interested teams can confirm their entries with cricket coach Kamal Mehra on his cellphone numbers (9876055587, 9530655587) before August 14. Forms can be submitted at the school reception. TNS

Exposure trip in Goa
CFA, sub-junior Indian team match ends in a draw
Chandigarh, August 10
Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) played a 2-2 draw against the sub-junior Indian football team in a friendly match during its ongoing exposure trip in Goa today. It was for the first time that the local team played a match on the Astroturf fields under the floodlights. The CFA scored first two goals and later in the dying minutes conceded two to draw the match. The team will play two more matches during its stay in Goa. The team is attending the camp under the supervision of former international skipper Harjinder Singh and their coach Gurpreet Bedi. — TNS

Association announces probables for cricket meet
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association) has announced Chandigarh probable’s squad for the one-day cricket tournament starting from September 20 here. The selected probables will report at the cricket stadium of Sector 16 on August 13 at 4pm. Among the probables are Manan Vohra, Amit Prashar, Gaurav Puri, Gurkirat Walia, Anshul Tripathi, Vishwas Bhalla, Shivam Bhambri, Jaskaranveer Singh Sohi, VRV Singh, Siddharth Kaul, Gurinder Singh, Arjit Singh, Arpit Singh, Vinet Dhaka, Bhagminder Singh, Jatinder Billa, Naveen Dhiman, Simranpreet Singh, Lakhwinder, Gurjot Singh, Rohit Rathi, Deepak, Sachin, Gaurav Gambhir, Rahul, Aman Bharti, Sarul Kanwar, Tanveer and Sidharth. — TNS


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