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Cholera spreads to Dadu Majra, Sector 61
Fresh cases reported; 105 hospitalised, 600 treated
Chandigarh, July 23
Cholera seems to be spreading to some new areas of the city as fresh cases were reported today from Dadu Majra and Sector 61 areas, as a total of 105 persons were hospitalised and 600 treated by the health team in the worst hit Sector 52 Rehabilitation Colony.

MC knew about cholera cases since Feb 27
Mayor orders probe into ‘lapses’
Chandigarh, July 23
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh had the knowledge of cholera cases in Sector 52 Kajheri Colony since February 27 and claimed to have been conducting water quality tests since then before the final ‘’failure’’ occurred even as the Mayor ordered a thorough inquiry into the ‘’lapses.’’

Avoid eating out, advise doctors
Chandigarh, July 23
Say goodbye to junk food — that is the message city doctors, alarmed by the reported outbreak of cholera in Chandigarh, are conveying to vulnerable residents. “As far as possible avoid eating outside”, say doctors.




Ban on AC extended
SAS Nagar, July 23
The SE of OP Circle, PSEB, in a press note issued here today, informed public that the ban imposed on the use of air-conditioners from July 18 to July 23 had been extended till further orders. The ban is applicable in Punjab.

Hike in cable tariff opposed
Chandigarh, July 23
The Rajya Sabha may not have felt the need to pass the Cable Television Networks (Regulations), Bill, 1995, after having been passed by the Lok Sabha long ago, but the consumers in the region seem to have decided to take on the cable operators by horns if their protests are any indication.

Protests mark anti-encroachment drive
Panchkula, July 23
Violent protests, pelting of stones An earth mover damaged by angry residents of Madrasi Colony during a demolition drive in the colony, and (right) enforcement staff of HUDA demolish the temporary structures in the colony, near Nadda Sahib, in Panchkula on Tuesday. and a mild lathi charge marked the anti encroachment drive launched by the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Madrasi Colony today. Six persons, including two cops, were injured and all four earth movers engaged for the demolition were damaged by angry residents.

An earth mover damaged by angry residents of Madrasi Colony during a demolition drive in the colony, and (right) enforcement staff of HUDA demolish the temporary structures in the colony, near Nadda Sahib, in Panchkula on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
PU may ban private candidature

PU may ban private candidature
Chandigarh, July 23
A ban on private candidature, a privilege available exclusively to girl students, is under active consideration at Panjab University from the forthcoming academic session.

Transport officials involved in forging documents
Chandigarh, July 23
Following the arrest of a key member of a gang involved in forging the registration numbers of vehicles, the Chandigarh Police has stumbled upon vital information about a well-organised racket being run in connivance with certain officials of the State Transport Authority, Chandigarh.


German lensman Peter Wilson presents a Hero cycle to Nek Chand GIFTED BY GERMAN LENSMAN
Nek Chand rides back home on bike
Chandigarh, July 23
For two plain reasons one can never thank environmental artist Nek Chand enough. Not only has he structured a marvel in scrap for the world to admire and savour, he has also pushed a rather sleepy Chandigarh to the international tourist map and pushed it so hard that it will occupy the coveted place for many years to come.

German lensman Peter Wilson presents a Hero cycle to Nek Chand at the Rock Garden on behalf of his nation.
— A Tribune photograph

Auto coordination centre inaugurated
Chandigarh, July 23
The Inspector-General of Chandigarh Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, inaugurated a motor vehicle coordination facility at the police headquarters in Sector 9 here today. The facility will enable the buyers to check particulars of a vehicle before finalising a deal.

BSP local unit dissolved
Chandigarh, July 23
The BSP high command here today dissolved the local unit of the party to replace Mr Mataram Dhiman-led dispensation which had failed to ‘’increase party’s vote share in the last three Lok Sabha elections.’’

Contractors’ threat
Chandigarh, July 23
All construction activity being carried out by private contractors for the Western Command will be stopped from July 25, the Working Contractors Grievance Cell, Chandimandir Area, has threatened.

Devotees throng temple to see snake 
Chandigarh, July 23
A large number of devotees today thronged Sidh Baba Balak Nath Mandir at Maloya to see a 5-foot-long snake, which was seen last evening in the temple.

Rent hike in govt houses a joke
he hike in the rentals of government houses — 5 per cent of the basic pay of employees for all categories of houses built — looks like a joke. Even if the Chandigarh Administration decides 15 per cent of the basic pay, it won’t meet the requirement.

  • Deplorable road
  • Student victimised
  • Stop overcharging
  • Loudspeaker nuisance



5 villagers injured in clash
Lalru, July 23
Five persons, including three members of a family, were injured in a clash over water distribution at Hasanpur village, near here, today.

  • Minor sexually assaulted

  • One killed

Body found
Lalru, July 23
The mutilated body of a local resident, Mohal Lal, was found on the Kalka-Ambala railway line, opposite the railway station, here this morning.


Verka hikes milk procurement price
SAS Nagar, July 23
The local Verka milk plant has decided to increase the procurement price of milk to help farmers who are facing drought-like conditions in Ropar district. However, the sale price of the milk remains unchanged much to the relief of customers.

New trends await winter season
Chandigarh, July 23
Although winter is still a few months away, manufacturers and stockists of readymade garments of the region have already firmed up production plans, which will determine the new fashion trends for the rest of the year.


BACK ON RAILS: Students of IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, in a playful mood in the school on Tuesday.Merged school makes a slow recovery
Chandigarh, July 23
After over a week's unrest, IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, is struggling to get back to its routine of mixing studies and play.

BACK ON RAILS: Students of IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, in a playful mood in the school on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

PU request on retirement age declined
Chandigarh, July 23
The Ministry of Human Resources Development has turned down Panjab University’s request for raising the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 62. Sources said a letter in this regard had been received by the Vice-Chancellor's office.

Education Dept programme
Panchkula, July 23
The state Secondary Education Department has embarked upon a special programme for rationalisation of staff within the department.

Withdraw police from school: parents
Chandigarh, July 23
The Parent-Teacher Association of Dev Samaj Model School, Sector 21, condemned the maltreatment meted out to students and parents by the police posted outside the school, at a meeting held here today.

B.Com admissions conclude
Chandigarh, July 23
The centralised admissions to B. Com concluded here today on an upbeat note with 142 more students being adjusted in 10 city colleges, contrary to expectations.


Pay 1 lakh relief to crossfire victim’s kin
Chandigarh, July 23
Nearly 10 years after an Amritsar district resident was reportedly killed in cross fire, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Punjab to pay interim compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the victim’s father within six months of receiving a copy of the order.

  • Orders reserved on MLA’s plea
  • Complaint quashed

HC contempt notice to scribe
Chandigarh, July 23
In less than a week after a newspaper correspondent reached the residence of a Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge to enquire about raids at his house that were never conducted, a Division Bench today directed the issuance of a notice to the reporter asking him to show cause why proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act should not be initiated against him.

Notice issued to CBI
Chandigarh, July 23
A local court today issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a reply on an anticipatory bail plea moved by K.C. Garg, who had been booked by the CBI in a case under the prevention of corruption Act.

  • Bail granted
  • Sentenced



A scene of earthquake devastation captured by the lensmanQuake photos bring him in focus
Chandigarh, July 23
When Subhash Sapru had taken up the camera during his childhood, little did he know that his photographs would get international acclamation. After winning a series of awards at both national and international levels, the ultimate dream that he nourished as a photojournalist has just been realised.

A scene of earthquake devastation captured by the lensman

The elements of star signs were reflected by models who sported the creations of NIFD students at the annual fashion show at Hotel Marc Royale in Zirakpur on Tuesday.Creations designed to pay ode to beauty
Chandigarh, May 23
Eyes will fondly behold whatever they consumed this evening. And to say that the celebration of beauty that was attended by hundreds on the grounds of Hotel Marc Royale today was a class apart would be no overstatement.

The elements of star signs were reflected by models who sported the creations of NIFD students at the annual fashion show at Hotel Marc Royale in Zirakpur on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma



Police blames PGI for non-cooperation
Chandigarh, July 23
In the case of molestation of a 40-year-old kidney donor from Agra by a sweeper employed on contractual basis at the PGI here last week, the Chandigarh Police and the PGI authorities seem to be heading for a confrontation.


Milkha SinghCITY SPORT
Milkha Singh re-elected
Chandigarh, July 23
‘‘Flying Sikh’’ Milkha Singh and Prof Ravinder Chaudhry were unanimously re-elected president and secretary, respectively, of the Amateur Athletic Association of Chandigarh. The general body meeting of the association was held on Monday. It was decided to conduct the National Athletic Championship (under-22) on November 11 and 12, according to Mr Ravinder Chaudhry. Mr Milkha Singh presided over the meeting.

  • Cricket meet

  • Football meet

  • Pre-Subroto Cup


Computers to interlink city power system
Chandigarh, July 23
The Power Grid Corporation of India plans to interlink the entire power distribution system in the city with computers. The Chandigarh Administration will also hand over the work of building 66 KV sub-stations in sectors 47 and 56 to the corporation, which will also upgrade the 33 KV sub-station in Sector 18.

  • Another night without power

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