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Family basks in Kapil’s glory
Chandigarh, July 24
The Nikhanj household in the city, the home of cricketing legend Kapil Dev, was brimming with joy today. The entire Nikhanj clan led by Kapil’s mother, Mrs Raj Nikhanj, was busy accepting congratulations, laughing, celebrating and shedding tears of joy. It seemed a scene straight out of a television soap opera of a happy family.

Cricketer Kapil Dev’s eldest brother Ramesh Nikhanj offers sweets to his mother, Mrs Raj Nikhanj
Cricketer Kapil Dev’s eldest brother Ramesh Nikhanj offers sweets to his mother, Mrs Raj Nikhanj, surrounded by her other son Bhushan and her grandchildren in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
 — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan



Desh Prem AzadHard work took him there: Azad
Chandigarh, July 24
It was a day to remember for the Dronacharya awardee Desh Prem Azad, the man who trained and coached the Indian Cricketer of the Century, Kapil Dev. Azad, credited with producing several cricketers, got nostalgic as he remembered the day 33 years ago when Kapil was brought to the Sector 16 cricket stadium as a gawky youngster by his elder brother Ramesh.

Will Kapil’s honour get UT affiliation with BCCI?
Chandigarh, July 24
Chandigarh’s claim for direct affiliation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gets a big boost with the selection of Chandigarh’s own Kapil Dev as Wisden’s Indian Cricketer of the Century at a function at London on Tuesday.

Kapil da jawab nahin, say friends and fans
Chandigarh, July 24
Sadda Kapil (our Kapil), has done us proud and there will be no moment as proud as this. Friends and coach of Kapil reacted to the honour bestowed upon the country’s greatest cricketing all-rounder.

75 teachers face exit from Panjab University
Chandigarh, July 24
Nearly 75 teachers face exit from Panjab University following receipt of a communication from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) disallowing increase in the retirement age from 60 to 62 years.

UT police walks over juvenile justice law
Arrests 9-year-old; detains him illegally
Chandigarh, July 24
The provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act have often been thrown to the winds. Although the Act, which largely caters to the interests of juveniles, stipulates a fool-proof system which ensures justice for children, it is not always so in reality.


Book guilty for negligence: parties

Chandigarh, July 24
The Samajwadi Party and the Janata Party here today demanded the registration of a case against officials whose negligence had endangered the lives of people in Sector 52 and resignation of the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi.

Samajwadi Party President Shivi Jaiswal (extreme left) addresses a press conference to demand the registration of a case against MC officials and the resignation of Mayor Lalit Joshi, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Samajwadi Party President Shivi Jaiswal addresses a press conference

Hunger looms large after diarrhoea
Chandigarh, July 24
Ram Raj, Brijpal, Chhotelal and Pashupati all daily wagers, lie in unrest in the hospital after being afflicted by diarrhoea recently thinking about family’s insufficient food reserves to keep the kitchen fire burning.

Session on gender sensitisation
Panchkula, July 24
The Director-General of Police, Haryana, Mr M.S. Malik, has called for more public cooperation for the implementation of laws to check crime against women so as to enable the police to eradicate discrimination against women.

Models meet Prayaas inmates
Chandigarh, July 24
Femina Miss India Shruti Sharma, Miss India Asia Pacific M. Thiagrajan and Gladrags super model Simran Sachdeva today met physically challenged children at Prayaas — a rehabilitation centre for handicapped children — in Sector 38 here.

Femina Miss India World Shruti Sharma interacts with physically-challenged children at Prayaas in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Femina Miss India World Shruti Sharma interacts with physically-challenged children at Prayaas

Nine-month-old cremated
Chandigarh, July 24
The last rites of nine-month-old child, Yuvraj Sehgal, who had died yesterday under mysterious circumstances at a creche in Sector 19, were preformed here today. A post-mortem has been performed on the body and the report is awaited.

Yuvraj Sehgal, who died at a creche in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Yuvraj Sehgal, who died at a creche in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Sandeep Goyal Engineering futuristic strategy for Zee
Chandigarh, July 24
With a career spanning over 15 years in the field of marketing, communications and advertising, Sandeep Goyal is finally into a role which matches his calibre perfectly. At 39, this city-based MBA graduate from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, is now carving a futuristic strategy for Zee Telefilms, which he is heading as the Chief Executive Officer, Group Broadcasting.

Exotic cuisines from lands far away
At times, you are in the mood to try out new cuisines, and dishes to get a flavour of lands far away and unseen; when you don’t mind experimenting with savouries read about in magazines or novels even though you know your taste buds might not quite take to the strange concoctions, if not revolt. Well, head for Cinnamon Roof, Sector 17, (near KC Theatre) at such times.

Capturing the sky with camera
Chandigarh, July 24
Being one of the few astrophotographers in the country, it is his passion for this science that made 39-year-old Pradeep Mahajan set up his own observatory, The Northern Cross, at his shop in the city.

4th draughtsmen’s conference begins
Chandigarh, July 24
The fourth All-India Conference of Draughtsmen’s ( Cartographic ) Association, Survey of India, was inaugurated at the Survey of India complex here today. Delegates from 11 branches spread over the country are participating in the three-day meeting.

Meat market site resented
Chandigarh, July 24
A meat market at the entry of a school may sound preposterous. Not so to the decision-makers of the city who decided to shift the meat market to this alternative location temporarily. The pavement right in front of Government Girls Senior Secondary School (GGSS) in Sector 18 was allotted to the meat market for approximately six months, a fact resented not only by the staff and students of the school but the butchers as well.

The meat market earmarked in front of the GGSSS-18, Chandigarh, evoked a strong protest from the staff and students of the school. — A Tribune photograph
The meat market earmarked in front of the GGSSS-18, Chandigarh

Another baby girl in Bal Nikatan lap
Panchkula, July 24
A baby girl, barely a few hours old, was abandoned at Bal Niketan here this evening. The child had not even been bathed when it was left in the crib at the gate of Bal Niketan.


Constable dies in mishap
Chandigarh, July 24
A constable with the Chandigarh Police, Jasbir Singh, died after his scooter was allegedly hit by a truck near colony No 5, here last night. According to information, Jasbir Singh was taken to the PGI, where he died. The truck driver, Harnek Singh, was arrested under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC and the truck has been impounded.

Student held for snatching chain
SAS Nagar, July 24
The police has arrested an engineering student Jaskaran Sharma on charges of chain snatching late last night. According to the police, Jaskaran is a member of a chain-snatching gang operating in the area.

Tehsildar caught taking bribe
Chandigarh, July 24
Gurnam Singh, a Tehsildar with the UT Estate Officer, was here this evening caught red handed by the Vigilance Cell while he was accepting a bribe amount.

Pigeon-flying hobby costs them dear
Chandigarh, July 24
Hobby of pigeon flying cost dear to Yogesh (18) and Raj Kumar (23) of Sector 28 when they were allegedly stabbed by another ‘‘pigeon flyer’’ this afternoon. The due were admitted to the PGI and the condition of Raj Kumar is said to be serious. The police has arrested three persons, including a woman, in this connection.


Price slash to affect second-hand car market
Chandigarh, July 24
The decision of Maruti Udyog Limited to slash down the rates of all Maruti 800 models, announced yesterday, is likely to affect the market of second hand cars and new motorcycles. The car dealers say that such a drastic cut in prices would not only encourage the buyers, planning to buy motorcycles to shift to entry level car segment, but would also affect the sale of second-hand cars.


Spreading knowledge among ‘have-nots’

Chandigarh, July 24
For a fairly long time now, the authorities of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, have been engaged in philanthropy. Guided less by the parameters of profit and more by the element of charity, the makers of this institution are offering a world of service to the deprived lot of Chandigarh without making a fuss about their contributions.

Life is a song for these children from city slums who have been adopted by Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26.
Life is a song for these children from city slums who have been adopted by Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26. They present an action song in their class at school, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan.

Memo to Dev Samaj Council
Chandigarh, July 24
The Parent-Teacher Association of Dev Samaj Junior Model School, Sector 21, has submitted a memorandum to the Dev Samaj Council, seeking participation in the meeting of the council to discuss the merger issue.

PU results
Chandigarh, July 24
Punjab University, Chandigarh, has declared the results of the following examinations held during April-May, 2002. MMC (I) Diploma in Forensic Science & Criminology, B.Sc (hons school) 2nd year Physics, Diploma in Vocational Agriculture, Prak Shastri (II), MMC (II), M.Sc (Math) 2nd year B.Sc (hons school) (bio-chemistry) 2nd year, M.Sc (TYC) bio-technology 2nd year, M.Sc (IT) Ist year and M.E. (Mech).

DAV school gets ISO certification
Panchkula, July 24
DAV English Medium Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, has got an ISO 9001-2000 certification. This is the first school in the district to get this certification in Haryana.


File report on potable water to schools
Chandigarh, July 24
Expressing dissatisfaction over the arrangements made for supplying potable water to rural schools in the state of Haryana, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the governments of Haryana and Punjab to file written status reports by October 17.

  • Show-cause notice to Commissioner

  • Plea against ex-VC disposed of


Creations designed to pay ode to beauty
Chandigarh, May 23
Eyes will fondly behold whatever they consumed last evening. And to say that the celebration of beauty that was attended by hundreds on the grounds of Hotel Marc Royale yesterday was a class apart would be no overstatement.

Rafi Awards-2002 finals on July 28
Chandigarh, July 24
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society will hold the final round of the singing competition for Rafi Awards-2002 on July 28 at Tagore Theatre here.


Accommodation trouble in Civil Hospital
SAS Nagar, July 24
Even though the work of shifting the indoor wings of the Civil Hospital here to the new block is almost complete, the building still lacks space to accommodate the planned 100 beds and the hospital faces staff shortage.

Number of cholera patients goes up
Chandigarh, July 24
Even as the number of patients admitted to city hospitals undergoing treatment for cholera went up to 166 today with 37 new admissions, UT Administration has located the source of contamination of the drinking water supply, which had ‘caused’ cholera.


Shooting championship from July 26
Chandigarh, July 24
The Punjab State Rifle Shooting Association will conduct the 38th Punjab State Shooting Championship. The competitions will be held from July 26 to 28 at the New Shooting Range Complex in Phase VI of SAS Nagar.

  • Hockey championship

  • Soccer matches

Mountaineer honoured
Chandigarh, July 24
She has done it again. After making a world record by double-riding her way to Khardungla pass—the highest motorable road— Sukhwinder Kaur has made another record. This time she has climbed Sansar Kangri located at a height of 7632 meters. She, along with Paramjit Kaur, were honoured today by the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes at a ceremony held at the Chandigarh Press Club.


Delimitation panel starts work
Panchkula, July 24
The Delimitation Commission set up by the Government of India has begun its work regarding the reorganisation of constituencies in various districts of the state. According to information available, the Chief Electoral Officer , Haryana, has issued letters to all Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers in the state asking them to verify the particulars of all constituencies in the state. 


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