Thursday, August 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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3 teenagers drowned in Mani Majra
Rain brought death, not fun
Chandigarh, August 28
Three teenaged friends living in Indira colony, Mani Majra, drowned in a muddy pool of water near their homes last evening as they went to have fun after the rains. The bodies were, however, noticed, only this morning — about 18 hours after the incident.

Attractive, funny and ‘nasty’ Zinta
Chandigarh, August 28
One thing about Preity Zinta came out stark and clear this afternoon — that she has a knack of attracting attention, sometimes for the good and very funny things she says and sometimes for the nasty remarks she does not mind passing. 

STARRY SMILES: Preity Zinta and Mahima Chaudhry share the stage for the promotion of their film ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’ at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan


Buses back, parents relieved
Chandigarh, August 28
The school campuses resounded with the whirring of the bus engines here today. Welcomed by parents and students alike after the "trying times" they went through during the past week when most school buses went off-road, things returned to normal.

Back to business: School buses were back on the roads after a week's protest against signing of contracts by schools in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Back to business

SOPU president hurt in clash on PU campus
Chandigarh, August 28
The run-up to elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) tonight turned bloody with SOPU president Harvir Singh and his supporter Digvijay Sharma and Harpreet Singh Nijjar getting injured in clashes with swords in boys hostel number 6.

Cong term to withdraw hike in water tariff
Chandigarh, August 28
The Congress tonight agreed to a conditional withdrawal of the hike in water charges ahead of the BJP's proposed laying of a siege to the Municipal Corporation tomorrow.

Bird-watching site in Pinjore planned
Panchkula, August 28
The Haryana Wildlife Department has planned a bird-watching site here in order to place the district on the national eco tourism map. Sources in the Wildlife Department , Haryana , informed that a decision to this effect was taken recently, after a four-member panel had visited various areas along Shivalik range and studied the varied bird life in this range.


Octroi staff beat up truck owner, driver
Zirakpur, August 28
A group of octroi staff allegedly beat up a truck owner and his driver when they stopped for a meal at Dhakauli village on the Kalka-Ambala highway, about 2 km from here, last night.

MC records tampered with, allege councillors
SAS Nagar, August 28
The proceeding book of the Municipal Council had allegedly been tampered with according to complaints made to the Vigilance officials of the Department of Local Government, Punjab, at the civic body office here today.

Irate residents demolish wall
SAS Nagar, August 28
The boundary wall constructed by PUDA to block the entry of residents of Amb Sahib Colony in Sector 48 was demolished by the agitated residents here today. The residents alleged that the local police had beaten four residents of the colony after taking them to the police station. 

A vegetarian’s delight
It’s a Tuesday and non-veg is out. Not even touching of ‘that’ karhchhli. Or, maybe, you belong to that increasing tribe of ‘greens’. Animals are to be loved, not devoured, you passionately believe. In such a scenario, looking out for a purely vaishnav eating joint becomes tedious. Well, catering to exactly this class of food buffs is The Party. Opened on August 15, it comes as an Independence Day gift for the city. Traces of flags and balloons are still there.

Makeshift liquor vend on main road
Chandigarh, August 28
A makeshift liquor vend is coming up on the road dividing Sectors 34 and 35 which leads to SAS Nagar. This threatens to cause a traffic bottleneck as this vend will be located on a road which is designated as a national highway.

A makeshift liquor vend coming up on the busy road dividing Sector 34 and 35 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
A makeshift liquor vend coming up on the busy road dividing Sector 34 and 35

Saved by Rotary, she wants to serve God
Chandigarh, august 28
At an age when other children are carefree, busy playing and having fun , 14 year old Divya, wants to dedicate her life to the service of the Almighty, which is probably the reason that despite being an orphan, she has been able to get a valve replacement, thanks to the Rotary, which has given her the gift of life.

New Rotarians inducted
Chandigarh, August 28
At a simple ceremony last night, Ms Sucheta Trehan, Mr PS Tung, AS Chandioke, KS Sibia, BD Kapoor, HS Malik, MS Matharu, IS Ratta and Dr Kuldip Singh were inducted as new Rotarians in Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik by the chief guest, Rtn Ms Kawal Bedi, District Governor Elect (2003-2004) of District 3080.

Janmashtami shobha yatra 
Chandigarh, August 28
Saffron banners fluttered in the air as bare-footed devotees accompanied by believers on horses holding trishuls, marched down the city roads during a shobha yatra taken out in connection with Sri Krishna Janmashtami.

Devotees watch a tableau depicting life of Lord Krishna while participating in a shobha yatra taken out on the occasion of Janmashtami here on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Devotees watch a tableau depicting life of Lord Krishna while participating in a shobha yatra

Rs 7-cr development plan for Shivalik area
Chandigarh, August 28
The Shivalik Development Agency has spent about Rs 14.50 crore on the development of the areas falling under the Shivalik Development Board after July, 1999.

Sewerage problems irk Phase IX, X residents
SAS Nagar, August 28
A municipal councillor of ward no 23 has complained that due to the indifferent attitude of the Municipal Council, Department of Public Health, PUDA and the Punjab Pollution Control Board, area residents were leading a miserable life.

State Bank of Patiala strike
Chandigarh, August 28
State Bank of Patiala employees, who held demonstrations at various places in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh and Himachal yesterday in support of their demands, will observe a strike on September 6 in all branches of the bank spread across the country.


Cash, gold jewellery stolen
Panchkula, August 28
A house in Sector 4 was burgled last night, while the occupants of the house were away for three hours. Rs 20,000 and Gold jewellery worth Rs 40,000 and Rs 20,000 were stolen.

Two cops booked
SAS Nagar, August 28
The local police has registered a case against two personnel, including an ASI, and a resident of Phase II on charge of illegal confinement and voluntarily causing grievous hurt. 


Seminar on communal harmony
Chandigarh, August 28
A seminar on communal harmony was organised at Batula village by the Dev samaj College of Education, Sector 36, in collaboration with the Department of NSS, Panjab University, here today.

Plea to rehabilitate schools
Chandigarh, August 28
The self-employed women educationists of Chandigarh appealed to the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), here yesterday to amend bylaws to rehabilitate schools in residential areas by allotment of smaller sites.


Notice in Shimla girl rape case
Chandigarh, August 28
The UT Additional and Sessions Judge today issued a notice to the state acting on the anticipatory bail plea moved by the prime suspect in a Shimla girl rape case, Mr M.K. Jain, for September 3 for reply.

Writ petition
Chandigarh, August 28
A writ petition filed by an advocate challenging the withdrawal of work from three High Court Judges was today rendered infructuous following the restoration of work.


Mumbai team on talent hunt
Chandigarh, August 28
A team from the renowned Shobhna Desai Productions — the production house which has been behind some of the most popular television shows on Indian Television and the longest running soap on satellite channel called “Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka”, which is going to complete 1000 episodes on sony Entertainment, has come to Chandigarh in search of fresh talent for its new mega serial shortly to be aired on Star TV.


‘Hygiene, sanitation could have checked cholera’
Chandigarh, August 28
Outgoing Director Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, today claimed that cholera and other water borne diseases would not have been able to spread in the city had attention been paid to personal hygiene and community sanitation.

2 gastro cases reported
Chandigarh, August 28
Even though the fear of cholera continues, no new patient suffering from the disease was admitted to Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital since yesterday.


UT team to participate in archery meet
Chandigarh, August 28
Archery is now getting a fillip in the city. This could be gauged from the fact that for the last three consecutive years, Chandigarh archery team had been taking part in the Senior National Archery Championship. This year also the UT senior team will be sent to take part in the 23rd Senior National Archery championship going to be held at Hyderabad from September 11 to 16. As many as six men and equal number of women archers would be selected for the above meet.


UT may seek compensation from HUDA
Chandigarh, August 28
The Chandigarh Administration, once it checks up its own land records, is likely to seek compensation for land the Haryana Urban Development Authority has allotted to six cooperative societies in Sector 6 of the Mansa Devi Complex, sources confirmed.


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