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Car rams into autorickshaw
3 school kids, driver hurt
Chandigarh, July 7
Three schoolchildren escaped with minor injuries in a road accident after a car rammed into the autorickshaw carrying them at traffic lights point on the road dividing Sectors 36 and 37 here early this morning.The car dragged the autorickshaw to a distance of about 50 ft before coming to a halt. Both vehicles were badly damaged.

The damaged autorickshaw and Honda City car The damaged autorickshaw and Honda City car.
— A Tribune photograph

Mauled by Malls - II
Mandatory provisions given the

Chandigarh, July 7
The explosion in the number of vehicles in the tricity notwithstanding, the Chandigarh administration has been doling out concessions to developers of multiplexes, not making it mandatory for them to make provision for adequate parking area

Chateau Indage kicks off jubilee celebrations with grape stomping at the Chandigarh Club in Chandigarh
Chateau Indage kicks off jubilee celebrations with grape stomping at the Chandigarh Club in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

PU Syndicate Decides
Internal assessment (correspondence) goes
* Admission date extended till July 16
Seats for cancer-afflicted 
Chandigarh, July 7
The syndicate at its meeting at Panjab University today, decided to do away with internal assessment for undergraduate courses in correspondence studies in view of the demand by students. It is also considering whether internal assessment is required for other colleges at the undergraduate level.

BSNL too little, too late
Chandigarh, July 7
Even after eight days of the fire in the Sector 17 telephone exchange which virtually crippled the telecom services in the region, the public sector telecom behemoth Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) is yet to get its act together.

Born on 7-7-7


A blessing on the blessed 7/7/7 day

Chandigarh, July 7
It was as if she was looking for a reason to celebrate this auspicious day. And Hasina, the 13-year-old slum child, suffering from rheumatic heart disease, was reason enough for her. "I have led a very lonely life. It’s my pleasure to bond with someone in some way, on a day so rare."

Abandoned by her family, 91- year-old Sanyukta Khanna, today donated Rs 10,000 for Hasina's surgery. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Abandoned by her family, 91- year-old Sanyukta Khanna, today donated Rs 10,000 for Hasina's surgery.

Rich-poor gulf in way of India becoming superpower: Expert
Chandigarh July 7
The government has a social responsibility to provide health care and education infrastructure to all in the country and this is must also to sustain the pace of growth which India has achieved during the recent years. This was stated by Dr G. K. Chadha, member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, here, today.

PM honours 2 Chandigarh scientists
Chandigarh, July 7
A senior Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist, hailing from the city, has been honoured for outstanding and innovative contributions in the design and development of indigenous armament system for a strategic programme of national importance.

Presiding officer, judge advocate warned 
Chandigarh, July 7
In an unusual development, the Army has issued a warning to the presiding officer and judge advocate for certain irregularities in the conduct of proceedings during an ongoing general court martial (GCM) which was trying a Major at Tibri for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman officer.

Train to Amritsar has few takers
Chandigarh, July 7
The direct train between Chandigarh and Amritsar does not have many takers. It seems that the railway board has failed to gauge the expectations of the people while starting the train on a trial basis from July 1.

Demolition drive hits motorists 
Chandigarh, July 7
Commuters and motorists on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway were an inconvenienced lot following a demolition drive along the highway undertaken by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for acquisition of land to carry out the four-laning project of the Zirakpur-Ambala highway.
A demolition drive by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the administration in progress along the national highway at Zirakpur on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
A demolition drive by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the administration in progress along the national highway at Zirakpur

Rain just a trace
Chandigarh, July 7
Hot and sultry conditions continue as rain skipped the city and most other parts in the northwestern metereological zone. Except a few places in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, no rain was recorded anywhere in the region. The city, which witnessed above normal rainfall in June, has been recording below normal rainfall for this part of July. Last night, it recorded  a trace.

Slum kids’ day out
Chandigarh, July 7
As many as 60 slum children of Bapu Dham Colony and Colony No. 5 were were taken on a sightseeing trip of the City Beautiful.

Rakesh Vats’ death mourned
Panchkula, July 7
Literary personalities of the region mourned the sudden demise of acclaimed Hindi litterateur and academician Rakesh Vats at a largely attended meeting, organised by the Haryana Sahitya Akademi, here today.

Senior citizens hold symposium
Chandigarh, July 7
The Senior Citizens Welfare Association organised a symposium at the Community Centre of Rajeev Vihar, AWHO Complex, Mani Majra, here today. The theme of the symposium was “To bring some meaning out of life, let’s do something for the society’.

Sec 30 goes without power

Tips for safe driving



2 vehicles, laptop stolen
Chandigarh, July 7
A laptop and two vehicles were stolen from the city during the past 48 hours.A Sector 20-based shopkeeper, Samreen Sharma, reported to the police alleging that his laptop was stolen from his shop on Thursday. A case of theft has been registered.


Education loans remain a distant dream
Chandigarh, July 7
Over the past few weeks, Punjab resident Rupinder Sharma approached four different banks - Punjab and Sind Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Syndicate Bank and State Bank of Patiala - for education loan, but was turned down by all on some ground or the other.


850 enrolled in Class XI
Chandigarh, July 7
As many as 850 students were admitted to Class XI (general category) on the fourth day of counselling at GMSSS, Sector 23, here today.

PU Notes


Singing contest for juniors
Chandigarh, July 7
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, is holding the first round of the singing competition for the best singer award in male and female categories for junior participants below 18 years of age on July 15, 2007 at Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh, at 8.00 am.


PGI celebrates foundation day
Chandigarh, July 7
There is need for a top-class university in each state. Thirty more central universities have to be planned to improve the quality of education in the country. This was stated by Prof G. K Chadha, member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, while delivering the keynote address on the foundation day of the PGI here today


Women’s boxing takes a beating in city
Chandigarh, July 7
Women’s boxing, which was introduced six years ago in the city, is still striving hard to get its dues. Only a handful of women pugilists can be seen toiling at any of the training centres in the city. This could be the reason why the number of participants in women boxing tournaments in the state always remains below 50.The main reason behind the sport’s lack of popularity among girls is that it has failed to find a place in the gradation list of colleges.


Deep Complex may be regularised
Chandigarh, July 7
Is Chandigarh Administration contemplating regularising over 700 structures which stand on acquired land in Deep Complex, Hallomajra ? The answer seems to be in the affirmative.

Mani Majra Fort to get facelift
Chandigarh, July 7
With a view to giving a facelift to the Mani Majra Fort, which is in a deplorable state, the Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), has asked the home secretary and the municipal corporation authorities to prepare a holistic plan for its renovation to make it an attractive tourist spot and to establish its historical significance.


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