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3 killed, 30 injured in 2 mishaps
Panchkula, July 20
A deafening sound, shattering of glasses followed by an eerie silence. This is how the 20 odd victims of a road accident on the Panchkula-Pinjore road, describe the sequence of events.

Mangled remains of a Haryana Roadways bus Mangled remains of a Haryana Roadways bus after it had a head-on collision with a truck (in the background) near Chandi Mandir on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Handcuffs again on ‘Yamaha thief’
Chandigarh, July 20
Naresh Kumar ‘Chipkali’ of Maloya, a 33-year-old former employee of Punjab Roadways, has been arrested on the charge of stealing motor cycles from various parts of the city. 

Chautala cautions people against quacks
SAS Nagar, July 20
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated a two-day Continuing Medical Education on surgery and oncology during his visit to the Fortis Heart Institute here today.


Help can save his daughters
Chandigarh, July 20
Looking after his wife and four children was already tough for Lavdi Ram of Deoti village in the tribal area of Bharmour in Himachal Pradesh; then, his two daughters were diagnosed with tumour and brain trouble.

Two held in abduction case
SAS Nagar, July 20
Two men were arrested today on the charge of kidnapping a teenaged girl from her school in Sector 44 last fortnight. The girl was also recovered today.


Schools reduced to shops
he rising cost of education in Chandigarh has confused me about the meaning of ‘school’ like most parents are whose children are either in school or are looking forward to get them admitted.

Training programme on prison management
Chandigarh, July 20
Fifteen prison officers from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are attending first of the six three-day training programmes being organised here on “Human rights in prison management”.

No power to Sec 15 market for 10 hrs
Chandigarh, July 20
The Sector 15 market here yesterday remained without power for about 10 hours. Though no power break down was reported from any parts of the city, the supply did play hide and seek in many parts.

Sweetshop owner violating bylaws
A sweetshop owner opens an ‘illegal’ door of his shop
Chandigarh, July 20
The Sector 7-C rehri market has been exposed to a fire hazard with a sweets shop running from amongst highly inflammable rubber and foam shops. The danger has been further aggravated with the sweets shop, Shiv Om Sweets, booth number 151, allegedly flouting building bylaws and encroaching the corridors for putting his cylinders.

A sweetshop owner opens an ‘illegal’ door of his shop in the Sector 7-C market in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Chadha takes over as Rotary plaza chief
Chandigarh, July 20
Mr Jagdeep Chadha took over as the president of the Rotary Chandigarh Plaza for 2002-2003 at a ceremony held at the Chandigarh Club yesterday.


Man ‘cheats’ shopkeepers of Rs 6 lakh
SAS Nagar, July 20
A large number of shopkeepers of Phase VII here and Chandigarh have alleged that Rajbir Singh, running a call centre — Pace Infotech Systems — in Phase VII, is absconding with the money he owes them for various services and products which collectively amounts to about Rs 6 lakh.

6 burglary cases solved
Chandigarh, July 20
The Mani Majra police has solved at least six burglary cases in the Mani Majra Modern Housing Complex here. According to the information available, Ravinder Kumar, a resident of Industrial Area, Phase II, Panchkula, used to steal items stored in garages in housing complex and take away booty on a rickshaw.


Commerce is hot favourite
Chandigarh, July 20
The scales are heavily tilted in favour of the B.Com stream going by the response it is eliciting from the student community. At the on-going centralised admissions at GGS College, Sector 26, the cut-off percentage continues to be high though all seats have been exhausted.

BIN LADEN IN CHANDIGARH? No, it's just another student participating in a mock press conference during an inter-school competition in the Government Art Gallery Auditorium, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Inter-school competitions conclude
Chandigarh, July 20
Udit Narula of St Stephen’s School was declared Mr Jamboree and Deepika Mathur of Sacred Heart Convent was declared Ms Jamboree on the concluding day of the three-day inter-school competitions, Jamboree-2002 in the Government Art Gallery Auditorium, Sector 10. Excited about the competition, the budding models could be seen sashaying down the ramp in colourful attires.

Air hostess, steward training course
Chandigarh, July 20
Keeping in view the fast rising demand in the aviation industry, which is always on the lookout for fresh faces, audio-visual production house IAAN Creations today launched a 10-day crash course in air hostess and flight steward training. 

PG diploma introduced
Chandigarh, July 20
To keep pace with latest happenings in the competitive corporate scenario, the Institute of Tourism and Future Management has introduced one-year postgraduate diploma course in future trends in business management. 

Nishank wins vocal music contest
Chandigarh, July 20
“Swar Udgam”, an inter-school classical vocal music competition was organised at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today. Nine schools participated in the programme which saw a contest among 15 participants.

Merger of schools
Chandigarh, July 20
The Dev Samaj School Management has decided to merge Dev Samaj Junior Model School with the parent school, Ishwar Singh Dev Samaj Girls Secondary School, Sector 21, in order to comply with an order on violation of building bylaws, according to a press note issued by the manager of the Ishwar Singh Dev Samaj Girls Secondary School here today.


Sidhu’s remand extended
Chandigarh, July 20
Suspended Punjab Public Service Commission chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, was today further remanded in judicial custody under the Excise Act by a local court. The accused was produced in the court of the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Sanjay Sandhir, who remanded him in judicial custody till August 2.



Hackneyed, jerky, avoidable
M Jai Jagdish’ (KC) is an avoidable cinema outing because it presents nothing new. Emotional bonding in a hackneyed ‘too-good-to-be-believed filmi’ style coupled with a jerky storyline do not promise a good future for Anupam Kher’s first directorial venture.

Blazing action all the way
He is a warrior, a legend and a king all rolled into one. His mission — to assassinate the sorceress of an evil warlord. She is an embodiment of beauty and vision. Her high points — sorcery and seduction. What happens when their paths cross?


260 donate blood for thalassaemic kids
Chandigarh, July 20
More than 260 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association, at the PGI, today.


Rock Rovers, CISF to play for title
Chandigarh, July 20
Rock Rovers will face the Central Industrial Security Force in the final of the Chandigarh State Hockey championship played here today at Sector 18 Hockey Stadium. 

  • TT ranking meet

  • Roller hockey


Compost manure for every sector soon
Chandigarh, July 20
Compost manure will soon be prepared in different sectors and given to residents at nominal charges for their kitchen gardens, said Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, during a sapling plantation drive in Sector 27. She also planted a neem sapling.

Charges for garbage collection mandatory
Chandigarh, July 20
The city residents, who refuse to pay to residents’ welfare associations for house-to-house garbage collection will have to face penalty from the Municipal Corporation.

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