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Cholera spread unfortunate: Jacob
Promises measures to prevent recurrence
Chandigarh, August 15
The National Flag was unfurled at the Parade Ground here on the 56th Independence Day by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) amidst tight security. Later, the General joined children presenting bhangra at a cultural show.

Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) joins the bhangra team at the Independence Day function held at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) joins the bhangra team at the Independence Day function held at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma



  Villagers and relatives of Hardev Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, who were strangled by their father, receive the bodies for cremation at Khurd Raipur village near Sohana on Thursday and (inset) Baldev Singh, father of the children.Man kills sons, surrenders
SAS Nagar, August 15
Driven by poor financial conditions, a man killed two of his sons, aged 11 and 5 years, late last night in Khurd Raipur village, about 5 km from here on the Kharar-Banur road.

Villagers and relatives of Hardev Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, who were strangled by their father, receive the bodies for cremation at Khurd Raipur village near Sohana on Thursday and (inset) Baldev Singh, father of the children. — Tribune photographs

MC plan to replenish ground water
Chandigarh, August 15
Faced with the alarming situation of depleting water table, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is chalking out a plan to replenish ground water by digging up wells around the city.

Petrol, diesel prices cut
Chandigarh, August 15
The oil companies have reduced the prices of petrol and diesel by 18 to 21 paise per litre. The new rates would be applicable from midnight tonight.

HIV risk to medical staff: the threat is real
Chandigarh, August 15
One may term it as a professional hazard but with about 24 medical staff, including doctors nurses and paramedicals in the region, exposed to the risk of transmission of HIV virus through accidental pricking, the threat is for real.


Residents protest against power failure
Panchkula, August 15
Hundreds of residents of Housing Board Complex, Sector 14, here virtually took to the streets in protest against power failure in their colony and “indifferent attitude of the Housing Board officials”.

Samiti to fight for footpath workers
Chandigarh, August 15
Vows to launch a struggle for permanent workplaces for footpath workers, uniting the Congress, demands of a university for the city and its own education board marked the Independence Day celebrations organised by political parties, residents welfare associations and workers’ unions.

Punish corrupt officials: Forum
SAS Nagar, August 15
The Anti-Corruption Forum, here, has demanded that the on-going campaign of the state government against corruption should not be confined only to ministers and officers but also extended to officials at the lowest level in all departments.

City boy to represent IMF at Johannesburg summit
Chandigarh, August 15
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will soon come out with a book on adverse affects of corruption on growing societies. The book, which will contain as many as 18-20 research papers on various aspects of corruption, is being edited among others by Mr Sanjeev Gupta, an Assistant Director in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.

Probe into false certificates
Chandigarh, August 15
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob(retd), yesterday ordered an inquiry into the alleged false certificates submitted by trainees of the Chandigarh Football Academy.

Racket of forged documents
Chandigarh, August 15
In the case of two cars being run on fake registration numbers impounded by the CIA wing of the Chandigarh police, investigations have revealed that the forged documents had been submitted by the flourishing racket of financing vehicles on the basis of forged documents.

Chautala’s wife admitted to PGI



Man booked in rape case, car impounded
Chandigarh, August 15
In a case of alleged drugging and kidnapping of a girl in her twenties, who was abandoned near the Sector 33 petrol filling station, the Chandigarh police today booked the owner of a computer centre, said to be in the early forties.

Cheating cases registered
Chandigarh, August 15
The economic offence wing of the Chandigarh police has registered two cases of cheating involving an amount of Rs 5.17 lakh.

Water meters stolen from Sector 44
Chandigarh, August 15
A gang of water meter thieves struck Sector 44-D stealing eight meters in a row on Tuesday night. The meters were stolen from house numbers 3053/1, 2054/1, 3054/2, 3047/1, 3047/2, 3047, 3048/1 and 3048/2.

1 dead, 1 injured in mishaps
Chandigarh, August 15
A 45-year-old old scooterist died after the Bajaj Sunny scooter which he was driving was hit by a truck near the Mani Majra Housing Board traffic lights here today.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, August 15
A 35-year-old person allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of an abandoned shed behind the office of the Haryana PWD (B and R) here today.


Teachers learn computer to make teaching effective
Chandigarh, August 15
Use of computers as an additional tool to supplement classroom teaching found appreciation at the conclusion of the 23-day Intel workshop at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here.

Brilliant start to PEC placements
Chandigarh, August 15
In a laudable achievement, Punjab Engineering College has already achieved placement of about 50 students in jobs for various reputed companies within a fortnight of the commencement of the new academic session.

Birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo celebrated
Chandigarh, August 15
The birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and Independence Day was celebrated by the Aurobindo Society at Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education in Sector 27, here today.

SPIC signs MoU with Kadkraft
Chandigarh, August 15
The Society for Promotion of Information Technology in Chandigarh (SPIC), a society set up by the UT Administration under the aegis of its Information Technology Department, has signed an MoU with Kadkraft Systems Pvt — CAD/CAM solutions provider and an authorised autodesk advanced training centre.

Scholarship test


HC issues notice over plea on creches
Chandigarh, August 15
Acting on a petition filed by a city-based lawyer seeking directions to the Chandigarh Administration, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and other respondents to frame bylaws for opening and maintaining creches in the city, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for October 22.

Dressing down over coat
Chandigarh, August 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed Mangaldeep Stitchcraft, Sector 17, to refund the cost of a coat to a city resident and has held it guilty of deficiency in service.

Fathering a child 3 years after death
Chandigarh, August 15
If the allegation made in a writ petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court is to be believed, a dead man’s name was mentioned in father’s name column of the birth certificate of a child even though the man had made his final exit three years before the child was born.



Gurvir SinghBhangra rhythm makes him sway
Chandigarh, August 15
Beat and rhythm of bhangra is what occupies the mind of this young boy. Gurvir Singh, a city lad who with his jovial expression and perfect body movements has stormed the bhangra world recently, aspires to be someone as perfectionist as Pammi Bai.


286 PGI research projects accepted
Chandigarh, August 15
Having promoted 26 Additional Professors to the post of Professor, a total of 286 new research projects have been accepted by the government for the PGI during the past six months.

Mr Prem Singh Bhutte shares his concern with a patient of leprosy.‘Regular screening of labour must to check leprosy’
Chandigarh, August 15
Inspite of the best efforts of the government agencies concerned to tackle leprosy, the number of people affected by leprosy in Punjab and other parts of this region are quite substantial. According to an information available, as many as 1,300 active cases of leprosy are in Punjab alone. Most of them are migrant labourers from other states.

Mr Prem Singh Bhutte shares his concern with a patient of leprosy.

Challan issued to club caterers
Chandigarh, August 15
The Food Health authorities today raided city’s premier club, the Chandigarh Club, and issued challan to its caterers under Rule 49 of the Prevention of the Food Adulteration Act for keeping rusted and chipped utensils.

Fifth floor OTs remain closed
Chandigarh, august 15
With the roof of the 40-year-old, Nehru Block at the PGI leaking following heavy rains, all the operation theatres on the fifth floor remained closed for the second day yesterday, as the possibility of these remaining unoperational for the next few days continues.



Saba accorded rousing welcome
Saba AnjumChandigarh, August 15
The ‘baby’ of the gold-medal winner Indian women hockey team at Commonwealth Games, Saba Anjum, a resident trainee of the Sports Training Centre of the Sports Authority of India in Sector 18 was accorded a rousing welcome by SAI Assistant Director Ritu Pathik, coaches Jaswinder Singh and Manjit Kaur and her colleagues after her arrival from Raipur, today.

  • Punjab Taekwondo Association

  • Football coach appointed

Airline comes under Bindra fire
Chandigarh, August 15
Country’s ace shooter, Abhinav Bindra, who won a gold and a silver medal in the recent Commonwealth Games, has served a legal notice on German air carrier Lufthansa and claimed a compensation of Rs 12 lakh for the damage to his two rifles, allegedly, on a flight from London to New Delhi last week.


Haryana to build more MLA flats
Chandigarh, August 15
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, yesterday revealed that Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, had given an assurance to the Haryana Government on the allotment of land in Chandigarh to enable the state to construct more flats for its legislators.

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