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Robbers strike at Mundi Kharar
Kharar, June 8
A gang of about 10 looters struck in the LIC Colony of Mundi Kharar village early today and injured a man called Vikram Singh, his wife and son. They took away some cash and gold ornaments.

Three persons who were attacked by a gang
Three persons who were attacked by a gang of about 10 robbers in Mundi Kharar, in hospital 
on Saturday. — Photos Manoj Mahajan

Power supply failure makes people perspire
Chandigarh, June 8
Power supply to many parts of the city in the southern sectors remained disrupted for about three hours this morning following a snag in the high-tension circuit carrying power from SAS Nagar to Chandigarh.



Could be beginning of his end if no help comes
Chandigarh, June 8
For 30-year-old Suresh, it is the beginning of the end. A slow, painful end that will seal with him the fate of his wife and four children. And all this, within a week of now, if no help comes his way. 

PU out of time and out of step
Chandigarh, June 8
Mired in controversy, the much sought-after bio-technology course being run at the engineering institute of Panjab University seems the only choice of irked parents and students.

Workers protest to save their union
‘Management pressurising them to leave union’
Chandigarh, June 8
While the trade unions of different boards and corporations of Punjab have launched an agitation against the expected retrenchment of workers and winding up of their units, about 500 workers of a private company despite good salary, are on agitational path just to protect their right to be part of their union.

Deepti Mahajan City girl to attend peace conference
Chandigarh, June 8
When you hear an 18-year-old talking about an issue as outstanding as the Indo-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir, you cannot help weighing the intensity of talk. Especially when it centres around what it may take to build bridges of faith between people on two sides of a blood-laced border.



Apni Mandis no longer safe
PNI Mandis in Chandigarh have become unsafe these days. The one in Sector 46 seems to be most unsafe. Recently, a gentleman was robbed off Rs 5,000 and some important documents. In a similar incident, an attempt was made to steal a mobile phone from a woman.

Ex-Army chief recalls old memories
Panchkula, June 8
It was a great day for 33 members of the Course Association 14/23 Course, who were commissioned 43 years ago in different wings of the Indian defence forces as they met near Panchkula on Friday evening.

F&CC defers important discussion
Chandigarh, June 8
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation yesterday deferred an important discussion which was to be held to take stock of the implementation of all decisions taken by the House.

A pair of Mangolian ring pheasants
A pair of Mangolian ring pheasants, which has bred in captivity for the first time in the Chhat Bir Zoo. 
— Photo Karam Singh

Rare birds to be bred in zoo
Chhat Bir, June 8
Now, exotic feathered birds are to be bred in Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, after its successful breeding programme for carnivores. The breeding programme came good with a pair of Mangolian ring pheasants, that reared half a dozen chicks.

Basic amenities sought
Chandigarh, June 8
The condition of basic amenities in Industrial Area, Phase IX, has turned from bad to worse, lament entrepreneurs in the industrial estate. In the past 10 days, the complaints of muddy water supply have become a routine thing.

4 houses auctioned



Chain-snatcher caught red-handed
Chandigarh, June 8
A resident of Sector 28, Yash Pal, was caught red-handed while snatching a chain from neck of Ms Shushila Rani last evening. According to police sources, the accused was apprehended by people who were present at the spot. A case under Sections 356, 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered.


Donate fruits and get Real juice
Chandigarh, June 8
Dabur Foods Ltd has launched national promotion campaign for its Real Fruit Juice brand in Chandigarh. The company invited consumers to contribute fresh fruit and receive a pack of Real Fruit Juice free.

Repair business still thriving in Sec 21
Chandigarh, June 8
Certain shops in Sector 21 are being misused by some mechanics to carry on with their business despite the auto market having been shifted as part of a rehabilitation scheme.



65 students get awards
Chandigarh, June 8
It was a proud day for 65 students who walked away with cash awards, medals and merit certificates for topping in the statewide talent hunt contest organised by the Council for the Promotion of Young Talent at a special function held at the Institute of Engineers, Sector 19, here today.

Centralised admissions to 3 medical colleges
Chandigarh, June 8
Panjab University this year has decided to conduct a centralised admission for the three medical colleges of the city, an official press release said here today.

Special chance for MFC students
Chandigarh, June 8
Panjab University has allowed a special re-appear chance to students of MFC I and MFC II who could not clear their re-appear in the permissible chances earlier, from 1999 to 2001.


A claim upheld
Chandigarh, June 8
Allowing a writ petition filed by former President of the Karnal District Consumer Forum, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the petitioner was entitled to travelling allowance from Karnal — the place he was working to Panchkula — the city in which his residence was located.

Three-month RI for city resident
Chandigarh, June 7
A city resident, Rakesh, was sentenced to three-months rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 500 under the Prevention of Food and Adulteration Act today by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal.

Seven-year term for two
Panchkula, June 7
Mr S. K Kapoor, Additional Sessions Judge, Panchkula, today sentenced two persons to seven years’ imprisonment and five persons to five years’ imprisonment in a case of getting foreign nationals registered, after producing fake documents.

Judicial remand in cheating case
Lalru, June 7
A Rajpura court today remanded Rajiv Khandelwal, managing director of Eurocotspin Limited, in 14 days judicial custody in a cheating case. The accused was arrested under Sections 406 and 420, IPC, on the complaint of Ms Harjeet Kaur.



Promoting ‘guru-shishya parampara’
Chandigarh, June 8
Pracheen Kala Kendra, a pioneer institute well known for its contribution towards promoting art and culture, has introduced the concept of ‘Guru Shishya Parampara with a difference’ for its women employees, according to Mr M.L. Koser, secretary-cum-registrar of the kendra, also a doyen of classical dance.

Sandeep K. MahabirPerfect footwork, grace mark Sandeep’s performance
Chandigarh, June 8
For Sandeep Mahavir, one of the finest young exponents of Jaipur Kathak Gharana, commanding the crowd at Tagore Theatre this evening was not a problem at all. From the commencement to the conclusion, the dancer, also an actor, unfolded the beautiful mysteries of various gharanas of kathak, covering the technique of Jaipur Gharana, grace and vitality of Lucknow Gharana and the sensitivity of Benaras style.

Sandeep K. Mahabir gives kathak performance in Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A clean entertainer
ere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ (Piccadily) is a clean entertainer revolving around a teenage love story minus the Bollywood addages of 'filmi twists and turns' of youthful emotions clouded by hostile family surroundings.

Conflict between technology and humanity
With “Star Wars”, George Lucas has perfected an art of story-telling that is imaginative in content and grand in presentation. His latest space fantasy, “Star Wars - Episode II, Attack of the Clones” (Kiran), is another celebration of his imagination.

‘7’ traces journey of middle class life
Chandigarh, June 8
“Ants”, an English feature film made under the banner of Pomy Films Production, will be released in the first half of August this year. This was stated by Sunil Babbar, producer and director of the film, who addressed media persons at a local hotel in Sector 35 here today.


Drive to popularise rice bran oil
Chandigarh, June 8
Considered a waste product fit only for making desi soap till recently, edible rice bran oil is now being promoted as a “heart- friendly cooking medium” in the country.

Not my statement: complainant
Chandigarh, June 8
The inquiry initiated by the PGI to look into the complaint of a man called Raj Kumar, husband of a kidney patient undergoing treatment in the PGI, seems to have reached an impasse. For a change, the complainant is causing the delay, this time.

Gen Kanwar visits rehabilitation centre
SAS Nagar, June 8
The Chief of Staff, Western Command, Lt Gen H.S. Kanwar, paid a visit to the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, here to catch up on the rehabilitation of paraplegic soldiers.

Hospital branch opened
Chandigarh, June 8
The International Hospital of Natural Therapies opened its branch in the city here today. The hospital already has branches in Delhi, Jalandhar and Mohali and claims to treat people of various diseases without the use of medicines.

200 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, June 8
The third blood donation camp in the series of six blood donation camps being organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association to meet the shortage of blood during summer months to save the lives of critical patients and thalassaemics was held at the PGI Lecture Theatre number 1 here today.



Yoga training camp for students
Chandigarh, June 7
A yoga training and treatment camp is being conducted here in Sector 30 under the guidance of Pradhan Yogacharya M. Lal. He advocated regular exercise of yoga which can cure backache, migraine, cervical spondylitis, blood pressure, sinusitis and nasal allergies.

Month-long fitness camp of CLTA
Chandigarh, June 8
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, in collaboration with India’s leading telecom company AIRTEL, is organising a month-long fitness camp till July 3 for various key personnel, including the bureaucrats. According to Mr Rajan Kashyap, Chairman, CLTA, the camp offers three inter-linked facilities, beginning with yoga at 6 am, followed by a workout in CLTA’s high-tech gym and basic coaching on floodlit courts in the late evening. 

Local players need to work hard: coach
Chandigarh, June 8
The carrom training camp organised by the Chandigarh Carrom Association in the local St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, concluded here today. The camp was held under the guidance of a former international carrom player, Arun Kedar.

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