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World Heritage City
Three zones demarcated
UT to whet rules before notice
Chandigarh, July 29
Gen (Retd) S.F.Rodrigues, Administrator, has approved the “Chandigarh Heritage Regulations”, demarcating three zones in the city, for the status of World Heritage City under a project of UNESCO. The approved rules are now being whetted before a formal notification shortly.

Rock en-rol with Shiamak
Chandigarh: July 29
Chandigarh is all set to become a “dancing city”. With top Bollywood choreographer and dancer Shiamak Davar agreeing to a four-workshop schedule, soon young aspirants from the city will get a chance to rock the stage. Only last year, Shiamak had handpicked five dancers from Chandigarh and made them part of his dance contingent to Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. It seems, such opportunities will be routine.


EARLIER STORIES

Foreign particle found in vial
Chandigarh July 29
Claims of quality assurance by pharmaceutical companies notwithstanding, a foreign particle was found in a vial manufactured by a Bombay-based unit.  Retired officer Y.P.S. Ahluwalia was shocked when doctors at the PGI told him that the injection brought by him for his wife, a kidney patient, was contaminated. The injection is manufactured by Alkem Laboratories at Daman. Ahluwalia told Chandigarh Tribune that he bought the injection from Paul Medical Hall, Sector 11, on July 24. On his complaint to the drug store, he was told the injection had been supplied by Singla Medicos, Sector 17.

2 girls go missing from school
Chandigarh, July 29
Two students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, have gone missing. According to sources, 15-year-old Reena of Darwa and 14-year-old Jyoti of Mauli Jagran complex, went to school on July 26 by a CTU bus but did not return. Reena is a student of Class X and Jyoti Class VI.

Voter Card
Photo teams fail to keep date yet again
Chandigarh, July 29
Notwithstanding the instructions of the additional chief election officer, photography teams are not going door to door to click photos of voters. The special campaign started on July 5 ends on August 1.


COMMUNITY

Indigenous armour for Dhruv
Chandigarh, July 29
The Army’s indigenously developed Dhruv advanced light helicopter will now have locally developed special armour panels for protection against enemy fire.

Water bottles everywhere 

Medical ethics declining, says doc
Chandigarh, July 29
The prestige of medical profession is declining with the increase of distrust among public in doctors and this is the time to incorporate ethics in the curriculum of students studying medical science.

Applicant at sea over estate office garble
Chandigarh, July 29
An occupant of a commercial site in industrial area here has been told that the official record of the site is not available with the estate office. He had sought the information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

DOGGEDLY: This rottweiler did not give up till he had opened a garden tap in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
DOGGEDLY: This rottweiler did not give up till he had opened a garden tap in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Sunday.—Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Major fire averted
Panchkula, July 29
An accident was averted in Barwala, near here today, when a small fire broke out due to gas leakage from a cylinder.

Poultry demand not hit by bird flu scare
Chandigarh, July 29
Despite there being a scare of bird flu in Manipur it has not effected the prices of poultry products in the city.

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CRIME

Jeep thief in the net
Chandigarh, July 29
The police arrested Vikram, who claimed himself a national level shooter, from SBI Colony, Sector 49, here today for stealing a jeep from Motor Market, Sector 48, on Saturday, befooling the watchman of the market.

Man killed in accident
Chandigarh, July 29
An unidentified person was killed when he was hit by a scooter (HR-01M-3177) in front of Piccadily Hotel, Sector 22, here today.


 
BUSINESS

Raise audit limit to Rs 1 cr: Traders
Chandigarh, July 29
Up in arms against outdated audit limits for the filing of income tax returns for the trading and business class, city traders have demanded a hike in the audit limit to Rs 1 crore in consonance with the “taxpayer-friendly” stance of the income tax department.


 
EDUCATION

PU campus upkeep in a mess
Chandigarh, July 29
The Panjab University authorities seem to have given up on the upkeep of the campus. The ground near hostels number 4 and 7, which was used for playing cricket, is now all wild growth. The ground was at one time used for inter-hostel tournaments. The hostels, too, present a sad story where complaints overflow just like the drains in the bathrooms.
Puddles and wild growth make this cricket ground at Panjab University unsuitable for playing.
Puddles and wild growth make this cricket ground at Panjab University unsuitable for playing.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Talks on ORS
Chandigarh, July 29
To educate and create awareness about ORS and zinc among teachers and students, Chaitanya Hospital will organise talks by paediatrician and dietician in two schools of here tomorrow.

From Schools
Workshop to promote cultural tolerance
Chandigarh, July 29
A month-long workshop on cultural education and skill building is being held at St Kabir Public School, here today. The workshop specifically for classes IV to VIII has been focussed on attaining higher grounds in international education and cultural tolerance within students and to promote peace and prosperity. Maddie and Brijal from USA, Medon from Japan, Rebekka from Germany and Meg from China are conducting these workshops.

From Colleges
1,000 saplings planted
Mohali, July 29
“Van Mahotsav Week” was celebrated in the campus of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management anhd Computer Sciences at Mandi Gobindgarh in which Nidhi Srivastava, district forest officer of Fatehgarh Sahib was the Chief guest. A NSS camp was organised wherein 200 students planted 1000 saplings.


 
CULTURE

O.P. Nayyar enlivens Rafi nite

Chandigarh, July 29

Rich melodic tributes were paid to the legendary Mohammad Rafi, a peerless maestro by the Yaadgar-e-Rafi society at a musical contest held at a function titled `Rafi finals and Rafi awards-2007’ at the Tagore theatre, here today.

Winners of Yaadgar-e-Rafi society award at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Winners of Yaadgar-e-Rafi society award at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday.


HEALTH

Private STI clinics in city to combat AIDS
Chandigarh, July 29
The Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (SACS) has finalised the proposal to provide comprehensive STI (sexually transmitted infections) care and treatment in the private sector.

NGO opens front against obesity
Mohali, July 29
Do you know how many calories your favourite extra cheese pizza has? Or how obese is your daily peg making you? Is your slimming center using the right methods to help you lose weight? Can medicines help lose weight? Does depression make you eat more?

Rare knee surgery at PGI
Chandigarh, July 29
An S ROM knee was successfully implanted into a patient needing a revision knee replacement at the PGI, making it the first hospital to carry out such a surgery in North India.

 

The S ROM knee gives a surgeon a lot of leverage in cases where there is a serious loss of bone after the removal of old implant. — Dr M.S. Dhillon

The S ROM knee gives a surgeon a lot of leverage in cases where there is a serious loss of bone after the removal of old implant. — Dr M.S. Dhillon


 
SPORTS

38 attend cricket camp
Panchkula, July 29 
The Panchkula District Cricket Association (affiliated with the Haryana Cricket Association) selected 38 players for the camp in preparation of the Haryana State Inter District Cricket (under-15) Championship starting from August 11, being organised by the Haryana Cricket Association. 

GMS-46 cagers crush St Anne’s 32-09
Chandigarh, July 29
Government Model School-46 gave a crushing defeat to St Anne’s School team 32-09 in the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament 2007 for girls. The tournament is being held at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, here.

A match between Government Model School-46 and St Anne’s School in progress during the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament 2007 for girls at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph

A match between Government Model School-46 and St Anne’s School in progress during the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament 2007 for girls at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Award-winning players to sign bond
To represent state for five years
Patiala, July 29
The Punjab government has decided to make award-winning sportspersons to sign a bond, stating that they would represent the state for five years from the date of receipt of the award.
Local veteran athlete and Asian gold medallist in 70+ category G. S. Sidhu being honoured by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, at a function organised by International Punjabi Society, Himachal chapter, at sports complex, The Mall, Shimla
Local veteran athlete and Asian gold medallist in 70+ category G. S. Sidhu being honoured by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, at a function organised by International Punjabi Society, Himachal chapter, at sports complex, The Mall, Shimla.

Cricket coaching camp under way at PCA
Chandigarh, July 29
As many as 35 players attended the 10-day preparatory coaching camp for under-19 players organised by the Punjab Cricket Association which commenced at PCA stadium, here today.

Few Takers
Hockey losing to apathy
Chandigarh, July 29
Hockey, India’s national game, has been on decline in the city with very poor participation reported from the ongoing Pre-Nehru Hockey Championship for school teams.

Harikrishna ends up third
Montreal, July 29
A much-needed win eluded former world junior champion P Harikrishna in the final-round game against Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine and the Indian had to be content with the third place at the Montreal International Chess tournament here.

Carrom C’ship
Kirti outshines Amanjot
Chandigarh, July 29
Kirti outclassed Amanjot 25-00, 17-18, 20-05 in the girls’ junior event while Raj Kumar beat Gaurav in the boys’ singles junior 15-00, 25-00 during the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship.

A match in progress during the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship at St Stephen’s School in Chandigarh on Sunday.—A Tribune photograph

A match in progress during the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship at St Stephen’s School in Chandigarh on Sunday.

 



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