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When power supply fails, traffic lights won’t
Chandigarh, July 15
July 15: The traffic lights at the junction of Sectors 15 and 16 remain non-functional for more than three hours due to power failure.

Cop’s gun used in Mohali shootout
Found on two arrested men

SAS Nagar, July 15
The police has arrested two persons — Lakhvir Singh and Bhupinder Singh — on the charge of perpetrating the shootout in Phase IX here on July 13. The arrest was made near the YPS Chowk here and the gun used in the attack was also found on them.

Lakhvir and Bhupinder, who have been arrested on the charge of shooting at a shopkeeper
Lakhvir and Bhupinder, who have been arrested on the charge of shooting at a shopkeeper, in SAS Nagar on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Shy and coy on first day in college
Chandigarh, July 15
Submissive and coy, they were all at sea on the first day of college. Just out of school, students of the first year suppressed their excitement of beginning college life as they walked into the college gates only to be lost in the meandering corridors and various blocks.


Cheerful students sashay down the college corridors on the first day of the new session in the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh



Cheerful students sashay down the college corridors on the first day of the new session in the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Notice of motion to PUDA
Chandigarh, July 15
Taking up a public interest litigation filed by an SAS Nagar-based social organisation, on the basis of a Chandigarh Tribune report, seeking a comprehensive inquiry into their complaint regarding the use of sub-standard material by the Punjab Urban Development and Planning authority, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for October 7.


Enough power, but poor distribution
Panchkula, July 15
Despite having enough power at its disposal, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam does not have a reliable distribution system to ensure un-interrupted supply. Undersized wires at majority of the points, lack of planning in erection of transformers and high tension and low tension lines at initial stage is proving to be the bane for the local power department.

Farmers undo effort to save zoo animals
Chhat Bir, July 15
Following erection of iron grills and wire mesh on the two drainage holes of the Banur canal by authorities of Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhat Bir, over 50 farmers of Banur area assembled and allegedly lifted the grills last night giving an open invitation to wild animals and stray dogs to enter the zoo premises.

Fences put up at the end of the Banur canal were lifted, giving an open invitation to stray dogs to enter the Chhat Bir zoo premises. — A Tribune photograph

Fences put up at the end of the Banur canal were lifted, giving an open invitation to stray dogs to enter the Chhat Bir zoo premises.

City exceeds target in small savings

Chandigarh, July 15
Savings movement in the country, since its inception, has been building up the economy and the Small Savings Department has played a major role in it, said the UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar while speaking at a function to observe the annual “Payroll Savings Day” here today.

B.S. Dhaliwal, District Savings Officer, addresses a gathering on Payroll Savings Day in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Mr Ramsekhar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh (second from right), is also in the picture. A Tribune photograph

B.S. Dhaliwal, District Savings Officer, addresses a gathering on Payroll Savings Day in Sector 17

Enforcement staff ‘helpless’ in doing job
Chandigarh, July 15
The Enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation here today expressed its helplessness in clearing public land from being misused in sectors 15, 37, 38, 22, 7, 8, 27, 28 and the Grain Market due to lack of coordination with the police, understaffed department and shortage of equipment.

Notice on selective demolitions
Chandigarh, July 15
A local social organisation has moved court against the Administrator, the Mayor and the Adviser to the Administrator, seeking a stay on the demolitions conducted from time to time. It accuses the Municipal Corporation and the UT Administration of carrying out selective demolitions.

Shimla unfolds Army’s excellence in acting

THE Army not only fights wars well but also achieves excellence in several other unfamiliar fields. Col Newnham Davis wrote in early 1838: “Simla is the Mecca of amateur actors in the East and its Amateur Dramatic Club (ADC) is probably the best equipped amateur club in the world.” The history tells us that the Army started promoting acting in Shimla in the early 1830s.

A scene from‘April Dawn’
A scene from‘April Dawn’

  • Welfare of separated families

  • Camaraderie

  • Drinking a toast

‘Strike militant camps’
Chandigarh, July 15
The Kashmir Sahayak Sabha here has demanded military strikes on the militant training camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

MC workers threaten strike
Chandigarh, July 15
The Municipal Corporation Road Workers Union, Chandigarh, has decided to organise a mass sit-in strike on August 8 to protest against the delay in the implementation of their demands.

5 injured in clash
Lalru, July 15
Five persons, including three members of a family, sustained injuries in a clash with some other persons in Batauli village, near here, late last night.

MCC councillors visit green belt
Chandigarh, July 15
A team of Municipal Corporation councillors and officials visited a park-cum-parking in a green belt in Sector 30 here today.

Cong workers join BJP
Chandigarh, July 15
“A number of present and former office-bearers of the Sweepers Union Kalyan Samiti and the Kabir Samaj, Sector 25 Kumhar Colony, have deserted the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),” claimed a press note issued by the BJP here yesterday.


Woman dies under mysterious circumstances
Chandigarh, July 15
A 24-year-old woman, Neeru Bala, a resident of Sector 22, was declared brought dead at the Sector 16 General Hospital. According to information available, the victim after consuming food was sitting on a chair and suddenly fell unconscious.


Centralised admissions begin today
Chandigarh, July 15
Centralised admissions to the M.Com, M.Sc (IT), BCA and B.Com courses are to begin tomorrow in the Sector 26 Guru Gobind Singh College for Women. While the merit lists will be displayed before the process begins, preference will be given to commerce students.

Workshop for teachers begins
Chandigarh, July 15
As many as 18 teachers participated in a 23-day workshop on “Teach to the future”, an integration of technology in education, organised by Intel for teacher educators of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, which started here today.

Faculty members of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, at a computer workshop held on the college premises in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Faculty members of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, at a computer workshop

NRI's school finally opens on July 19
Mullanpur-Garibdas, July 15
The agonising one-and-a-half year wait by a UK-based NRI Mr Nathu Ram Puri, for the inauguration of a ready school building is likely to end on July 19 when the Chief Minister, Mr Amarinder Singh, is scheduled to open the building for children.

Training certificate for NITE
Chandigarh, July 15
The National Institute of Technical Education was awarded the authorised training certificate for imparting worldwide recognised training for GDS fares and ticketing certificate course at a function held here today.


Don’t notify name of civic body chief
Chandigarh, July 15
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the name of Malerkotla Municipal Council’s elected president would not be notified till the outcome of an inquiry being conducted by the government into the alleged forgery of signatures of a councillor and other related matters.

  • Markfed action satisfactory

  • Plea against land allotment bungling

Notice to Chief Secy on Sidhu’s belongings
Chandigarh, July 15
A local court today issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Punjab and SP Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, to file a reply acting on an application moved by the suspended Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu.

Bar meeting sought
Chandigarh, July 15
Continuing with their battle against alleged corruption in judiciary, about 160 members of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association today signed a requisition for convening a general house meeting.

2-year RI for theft
Chandigarh, July 15
A city resident, Mohammad Ashraf, was today sentenced by a local court to two-year rigorous imprisonment in a case of theft and for assaulting and obstructing a government employee from performing his duty. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on him.


Star tantrum at its peak
Chandigarh, July 15
Starry airs were least expected from a non-star like Suman Ranganathan but the mediapersons of the city had a taste of it when they were invited to the opening ceremony of a new outlet of Cossets, a chain of department stores, little did they realise that their day would end up in such a wild goose chase.

Actress Suman Ranganathan in different moods
Actress Suman Ranganathan in different moods at the inauguration of a department store in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Photos Parvesh Chauhan


Now radial angiography
SAS Nagar, July 15
For those suffering from a heart problem and have been recommended an angiography or an angioplasty, there is a piece of good news. It is possible to get these procedures done through the wrist blood vessel instead of the femoral vessel which is generally used. Called radial angiography or radial angioplasty, this procedure is becoming popular in the country.

All ye heart patients, don’t lose heart
Chandigarh, July 15
The Annie Heart and Medical Centre, Sector 15, here has launched a unique “Dil Na Tute Dil Ke Marizon Ka” programme for the benefit of heart patients. Under this programme, affordable medical treatment will be provided to heart patients.

Alarming rise in number of HIV-positive women
Chandigarh, July, 15
This is one domain where a woman would certainly not have liked to challenge the male supremacy. Unfortunately, this is not so as the incidence of killer AIDS, afflicting the women has shown an alarming increase in the northern region during the past three years.

Cancer detection camp
Chandi Mandir, July 15
A three-day cancer detection and health camp organised by the Command Hospital under the aegis of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Western Command, began here today.


Motor-cycle expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, July 15
A motor cycle expedition to Greater Himalayas, Pangong Tso and Khardung-La Pass, being organised by ‘Ocha-ve’ Motorcycle Club’ was flagged off by the Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Punjab, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, here this morning at Sector 42 hockey stadium.

Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Punjab, flags off a motor-cycle expedition at the Sector 42 hockey stadium, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

  • Carrom ranking meet

  • TT ranking tourney

  • Hockey meet

  • Vikas, Gurvinder win


SAS Nagar Bal Bhavan to be opened in August
SAS Nagar, July 13
Come August and SAS Nagar will have its own Bal Bhavan. Built by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) for the Child Welfare Council, Punjab, this three-storeyed building is designed to be a hub of activity for children of this township other than housing the council’s office.


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