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GMADA inks paying guest policy
Mohali, August 22
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today approved a policy regarding paying guest accommodation in residential areas here on the lines of the policy being followed by the Chandigarh administration.

Indigenous gensets for missile launchers
Chandigarh, August 22
Meeting the strategic requirements of India’s integrated missile development programme, a Pune-based firm has developed special generators for use in missile launchers. The generators are used for supplying power to missile launchers and associated systems in field areas.

Raid on Taj Hotel
Chandigarh, August 22 
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police tonight conducted a raid on Taj Hotel, Sector 17, for violating rules under the excise Act.

Retracing shared heritage of India, Pakistan
Pak scholar researching on Ranjit Singh’s samadhi
Chandigarh, August 22
For years after Maharaja Ranjit Singh passed away, his memorial stood as a silent spectator to the passage of time, waiting to be touched and felt. It had countless tales to tell, but no one would listen. Now after ages of lusting for attention, the memorial of Punjab’s lion king, located at Lahore, has found a friend, ready to share its history and record it for posterity.


COMMUNITY

Ramesh Family looks for missing cop
Chandigarh, August 22
The Kangra-based family of a Punjab Police constable, who has been missing since July 28 from the city, has been running from pillar to post to know about his whereabouts.




EARLIER STORIES

A workshop on adolescent education organised at BSH Arya Senior Secondary School in Sohana on Wednesday.
A workshop on adolescent education organised at BSH Arya Senior Secondary School in Sohana on Wednesday.—A Tribune photograph

Sex ratio improving, says Chawla
Mohali, August 22
Health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla said here yesterday that some improvement was being noticed in the sex ratio in the state which showed that people were now becoming more aware and did not want to indulge in female foeticide.

MC chief to appear before Bains today
Mohali, August 22
Municipal Council president Rajinder Singh Rana will present himself before the principal secretary, department of local government, D.S. Bains, again tomorrow in connection with a show-cause notice served to the former as the official was away to Delhi today.

11 councillors want MC chief to quit
Mohali, August 22
Municipal councillors belonging to the opposition group have demanded that president of the civic body Rajinder Singh Rana should resign as he had failed to carry out adequate development in the town.

Bhavan Vidyalaya gets another notice for violations
Chandigarh, August 22
The Chandigarh Education Department has issued another show cause notice to Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh. Besides education department, two notices by the Estate Office too, have been issued to the school regarding building violations and misuse of building by subletting it to palmistry classes by the school.

70 representatives attend workshop
Mohali, August 22
A workshop on adolescent education with special reference to parenting was held at BSH Arya Senior Secondary School, today. More than 70 representatives of NGOs and members of parent teachers association participated in the workshop organised by the Family Planning Association of India here.

Children bank inaugurated for the poor
Chandigarh, August 22
At the inaugural function of the ‘peace-club’ of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, organised in collaboration with NGO, Yuvsatta, an innovative ‘children bank’ was launched by the principal Dr Satinder Dhillon.

GMADA pulls down 45 jhuggis
Mohali, August 22
A team of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority today demolished unauthorised structures in Sohana village.

11 councillors want MC chief to quit
Mohali, August 22
Municipal councillors belonging to the opposition group have demanded that president of the civic body Rajinder Singh Rana should resign as he had failed to carry out adequate development in the town.

Threat to telecom firms, security up
Mohali, August 22
A general security alert has been issued by the Mohali police to telecom companies which have their offices here following an intelligence report that ultras operating in Jammu and Kashmir intend to target offices of leading telecom companies in India.

Book released
Mohali, August 22
Prof Avtar Singh, chairman of the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET), Dera Bassi, on Monday released a book on “Machine Design” written by Prof Sukhwinder Singh Jolly, HoD (ME), SSIET, Dera Bassi

PNB helping hand for 15 Muslim students
Chandigarh, August 22 
The Punjab National Bank today extended support to 15 students of the Muslim minority community by approving educational loans worth Rs 50,000 to each of the students. This loan will help the students to enhance their knowledge in a variety of fields ranging from retail marketing and sales to computer programming on Internet applications to training in the BPO and proficiency in English and improving employability skills.

Remodel Bapu Dham in one month: Rodrigues
Chandigarh, August 22
Setting a deadline of one month for improving basic amenities in Bapu Dham Colony, UT Administrator Gen S.F Rodrigues (retd) yesterday asked senior officers of the administration to ensure tap-water supply, removal of encroachments, repair of pavements, streets and internal roads and regulation of power supply.

Mauled by Malls
Green signal to axe green cover
Chandigarh, August 22
Hundreds of fully-grown trees in Industrial Area, Phase-I, are being “sacrificed” in the name of upgradation of infrastructure for the successful implementation of conversion policy, introduced by the Chandigarh Administration in 2005.

No silver lining for these silver oak trees in Industrial Area as the dark clouds of MC axe loom large over them. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

No silver lining for these silver oak trees in Industrial Area as the dark clouds of MC axe loom large over them.

Boosting tourism, the souvenir way
Chandigarh, August 22
The Chandigarh Tourism Department today launched souvenirs and memorabilia of the city.

Irina Brar, international women golfer, Vivek Atray, director tourism, Chandigarh, Nek Chand, creator of Rock Garden, and Jaspal Bhatti, comedian and actor, release souvenirs and memorabilia at a hotel in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.—A Tribune photograph

Irina Brar, international women golfer, Vivek Atray, director tourism, Chandigarh, Nek Chand, creator of Rock Garden, and Jaspal Bhatti, comedian and actor, release souvenirs and memorabilia at a hotel in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Letters


 
CRIME

Chain of cop’s wife snatched
Panchkula, August 22
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from the wife of Haryana police head constable Tarsem near the Police Lines at Sector 25 here on Monday.

Surinder Pal ASI in trouble for graft
Chandigarh, August 22 
Even the fear of Central Bureau of Investigation failed to prove any deterrent to the corruption prevailing in the UT Police. For, less than a day after the CBI arrested three UT policemen, including a sub-inspector under the Prevention of Corruption Act, another assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of UT police, Surinder Pal, landed in CBI net for allegedly accepting a bribe.

2 cops booked under narcotics Act
Chandigarh, August 22
The police today registered a case under narcotics act against the in charge of the Mauli Jagran Police Post, SI Baljit Singh, along with constable Ballu Singh following the seizure of 34 kg poppy husk from them on Tuesday night.

290 booked by traffic cops
Chandigarh, August 22
The Chandigarh Traffic Police today booked 290 motorists for violating traffic rules and regulations in various parts of the city.

2 booked for duping employer
Chandigarh, August 22
The local police has booked two city residents on the allegation of duping their employer of over Rs 8 lakh.


 
BUSINESS

BSNL offers incentives
Chandigarh, August 22
With over 13 lakh mobile connections in its pocket in the Punjab circle, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has offered a slew of incentives to its subscribers.


 
EDUCATION

US prof holds physics workshop
Chandigarh, August 22
The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) organised a workshop on ‘Applications of Lasers in Physics Teaching’ at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, yesterday. The workshop was conducted by Prof George Simon, an Indian-American from the California State University, USA and he was accompanied by Prof Ved Ratna, a former NCERT teacher with 50 years of experience and six patents to his credit.

PU Notes
Consequences of new technology discussed
Chandigarh, August 22
The department of sociology, Panjab University organised the first weekly seminar for the current academic session on ‘Bio-ethics and Women’. The talk was delivered by Dr Raj Mohini Sethi, former professor from the department and she tackled the issue of the misuse and consequences of new technology. She highlighted the link between technological advancement and patriarchal value of a society and advocated appropriate and equitable use of medical technology as well as the need for self-regulation and monitoring by the state.

From Colleges
Teachers to protest against ‘misuse’ of authority
Chandigarh, August 22
The teachers working in the non-government aided colleges of Chandigarh will wear black badges on Thursday in support of their demands and to register their protest against the deliberate and intentional misuse of authority by the principals of DAV College, Sector 10 and MCM DAV College, Sector 36 against their employees.


COURTS

Goldy sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, August 22
A local court today remanded president of Panjab University Campus Students’ Council Dalbir Singh Goldy and another student Vikaramjit Singh to judicial custody. Both the accused were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting and threatening a Mohali resident in a Sector 8 discothèque in the wee hours of Sunday night.

Custodial Death
Police told to file medical reports
Chandigarh, August 22
The UT police was told by the Punjab and Haryana High Court today to submit PGI reports and CFSL viscera examination report of Anil Kumar, a youth who died allegedly in police custody at Manimajra police station. A Division Bench, comprising Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Rajive Bhalla, also took a strong notice of the fact that the accused SI Narinder Singh had still not been taken into custody despite Section 304, IPC, being imposed on him.

Judicial remand for two youths 
Accused of thrashing cop
Chandigarh, August 22
Preet Kamal and Jas Kamal, both accused of beating a UT police constable near MCM DAV college in Sector 36 here yesterday, were today sent to judicial custody by the judicial magistrate (first class), Sudhir Parmar, who also served a notice upon the police for August 24 on the accused’s bail plea.


 
CULTURE

Fusion Concert
French guitarist, veena exponent perform today
Chandigarh, August 22
The guitar is their muse and while their music draws from two diverse classical forms, their sound is one. In an uncommon concert of classical camaraderie celebrated French guitarist Philippe Loli and Kachchapi Veena exponent Thakur Chakrapani Singh come together for the first time for a performance in the city tomorrow.

Life in its myriad hues
Chandigarh, August 22
The city’s art scene is abuzz with activity and adding her bit is Deepika, masters in fine arts, now working as fine arts teacher at DAV Model School, Sector 15. A regular at group shows organised in the region, Deepika has put up her solo show in the city after a long time.
All about happy and sad moments, the show clearly demonstrates that perfection lies in the admixture of the two.


Deepika with her artwork at IndusInd Gallery, Sector 8. 

Deepika with her artwork at IndusInd Gallery, Sector 8.

Now showing: 5 teachers in an artistic grouping
Chandigarh, August 22
Group shows are easier discussed than mounted. There are so many diverse views at play and as many diverse influences. Finding a common ground in the midst of pressing artistic divergences is the real challenge. But the five artists who opened their joint exhibition at Government Art Gallery in Sector 10 yesterday meet that challenge well.
Rejoicing with art: Five art teachers from the city have mounted their exhibition at Government Art Gallery in Sector 10.
Rejoicing with art: Five art teachers from the city have mounted their exhibition at Government Art Gallery in Sector 10. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


HEALTH

Cardiac surgery facility to benefit newborn
Chandigarh, August 22
Grecian Hospital, Sector 69, Mohali, is going to initiate a special programme in October under which neonatal and paediatric cardiac surgery will be conducted at the hospital itself.

Measure your bone density at GH-6
Panchkula, August 22
In its endeavour to provide quality health care, General Hospital, Sector 6, has acquired the first-of-its kind Bone Density Measurement machine. Still on trial, the machine would be commissioned for public use within a fortnight.


 
SPORTS

Malwa school, Ranjit academy in last four
Chandigarh, August 22
Last year’s winner Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, got a big jolt as they lost to Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhiana, by 1-3 today in the league matches of the 6th SN Vohra Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament being held at the Sector 42 stadium.

A match between Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy and Modern Sports School in progress at the Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

A match between Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy and Modern Sports School in progress at the Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Sacred Heart girls pocket chess title
Chandigarh, August 22
Sacred Heart School won the final competition in the u-14 girls’ category of the Inter-school State Chess Championship held at St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, here today.

Cricket trials for u-22 boys today
Panchkula, August 22
The cricket trials for u-22 boys will be conducted at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, tomorrow.

Surbhi, Shivani corner glory
Chandigarh, August 22
Surbhi Sharma of Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 grabbed three titles in the rhythmic gymnastics while Shivani Joshi of St Stephen’s-45 bagged the top honours in the floor exercises in the inter-school gymnastics tournament for girls held at the Sector 42 sports complex here today.

‘Rebels’ still hope to play for country
Chandigarh, August 22
After joining the ‘rebel’ Indian Cricket League (ICL), international cricketer Dinesh Mongia and Reetinder Sodhi are still nurturing the dream of playing for their country despite the ban by the BCCI.

Skating meet from tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 22
The Third Shrimati Rama Dikshit Memorial All-India Dikshant Roller Skating Championship 2007 is scheduled to start from August 24 at Dikshant International School, Zirakpur.

Mohali to have multipurpose complex
Chandigarh, August 22
The Punjab Government has decided to allot two acres of land on lease to the Punjab Olympic Association (POA) for the construction of Punjab Olympics Bhavan and a multipurpose complex just opposite to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium at Mohali.



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