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Diarrhoea cases pour in from Dadu Majra
13 more test positive for cholera
Chandigarh, July 25
An increasing number of diarrhoea patients pouring in from Dadu Majra area to various hospitals in the city is causing concern to authorities even as the situation in Sector 52 Rehabilitation Colony showed some signs of improvement.

MC deploys 50 more sweepers
Chandigarh, July 25
The Municipal Corporation has decided to deploy 50 more persons apart from 100 already employed on contract to take up the cleaning of the labour colonies on a war footing.

Political parties failed to play positive role
Chandigarh, July 25
Cholera outbreak has exposed ground-level strength, awareness and social sensitivity of workers of political parties which remained unaware of developments in the city that could have been dangerous for people.


The climb on this jamun tree won’t be fruitless.
The climb on this jamun tree won’t be fruitless. — Tribune photo Karam Singh

Cops violating Motor Vehicles Act?
Challans being issued by constabulary in the district
Panchkula, July 25
The under-staffed Traffic Wing of the police , it is alleged , has found a novel way to deal with staff constraints. While the challans for various kinds of traffic violations are allegedly being issued by constabulary in traffic wing, they are being signed by police officers later on , to ensure that these do not become null and void.

The Chandigarh police in its effort to be people friendly announced the launch of a computerised coordination centre that would provide data on stolen cars.
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Bid to overawe Bench: court notice to two
Chandigarh, July 25
Taking serious view of an alleged attempt made by a Chandigarh Golf Club member and an advocate to “overreach the Court”, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the two to show cause why proceedings for contempt be not initiated against them.

Ex-minister’s son dies of bullet injury
Panchkula, July 25
Mystery shrouds the death of 39- year-old Ravinder Singh Dhillon, son of a former Congress minister of Haryana, Ms Prasunni Devi, at their Sector 2 house here late last night.


Workers allege assault by employer
Chandigarh, July 25
Two workers employed in a unit manufacturing nails were illegally detained beyond the working hours and assaulted allegedly by the owner of the unit. The victims, Jeetinder (18) and Chandeshwar (17), are employed at Zubin Industries in Industrial Area, Phase 1, Industrial Area here.

Jeetinder and Chandeshwar, who were allegedly assaulted and detained illegally by their employer.
Jeetinder and Chandeshwar, who were allegedly assaulted and detained illegally by their employer.

Samadhaan cautions investors
Panchkula, July 25
Samadhaan — a pressure group for social justice — has cautioned investors to go through terms and conditions of schemes floated by government-sponsored housing bodies.

Rotarians urged to protect environment
Chandigarh, July 25
Mr Justice Kuldip Singh, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India, spoke about environmental protection at a meeting of the Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik last night.
During the Rotary meeting, Justice Kuldip Singh was fondly introduced as a “Green Judge”, due to his passion and care for the environment and his concern for the dwindling resources of nature.

Breathing life in ‘Rare Passion’
Chandigarh, July 25
Gratifying passion is not an easy job and no one knows this better than the city-based fashion photographer Jags, who has been labouring for the past four months to give body to his dream.

Vehicles sans reflectors to be challaned
Chandigarh, July 25
After fixing reflectors on over 31,000 slow-moving vehicles, including rickshaws, the Chandigarh Police is launching a drive to challan the vehicles without reflectors. The drive is expected to begin in the coming days, said sources in the traffic police.

JCT staff hold protest
SAS Nagar, July 25
As many as 600 employees of JCT Electronics Limited here have decided to protest against the lock up of the unit. This decision was taken here today.
The matter got precipitated this morning when four employees of the unit tendered their resignation to the management following a call for the same by the management.

Protest by factory staff continues
Lalru, July 25
The dharna staged by the employees of Steel Strips Wheels Limited, located on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Lehali village, near here, entered its second month today.

Congress councillors hit back
Chandigarh, July 25
The 13 councillors of the Congress hit back at the Samajwadi Party and the Janata Party by terming them paper tigers here today.
The Congress councillors defended the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal and the Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, in dealing with the cholera outbreak.

Senior citizens call on SP
SAS Nagar, July 25
“Don’t let fear, panic and insecurity enter your home by your own carelessness... a simple latch can be your biggest defence”. This is the message which was given by members of the Senior Citizens Pensioner Council here today at a special meeting of the senior citizens of the township with the Superintendent of Police, Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar.

Tribune employee bereaved
Chandigarh, July 25
Pushpa Bansal, the widow of late Satya Nand Bansal “Shakir”, a former News Editor of Dainik Tribune, passed away this morning at the General Hospital, Sector 16 after a prolonged illness. She was 69. She is survived by four sons and three daughters.


Ex-secy of society held for cheating
Lalru, July 25
The police has arrested a former secretary of Tasimbali Cooperative Agriculture Service Society Limited, Tasimbali, in a case of cheating and forgery of valuable security.

Police makes computer sketches of robbers
Chandigarh, July 25
The police has prepared a computer sketch of those involved in the Sector 22 robbery, which took place on Tuesday night. According to the information available, the sketch had been generated on the basis of the details about the robbers given by the victim, Deepinder Kaur, who runs a boutique.

Police zeroes in on suspect
Chandigarh, July 25
A case of forged ration card registered by the operation cell of the Chandigarh Police about a month ago has been tracked down to Bhim Sain, who was arrested by the officials of the Sector 11 Police Station on July 22 last.


Schools’ merger dispute continues
Chandigarh, July 25
While there seems to be no let up in tension between Dev Samaj junior and senior secondary school on account of the merger, the UT Education Department says it would be guided by the management’s decision with regard to the school.

PU yet to decide on ministry circular
Chandigarh, July 25
Panjab University is yet to take a final decision with regard to the circular from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development seeking discontinuance of service of those who have crossed 60 years.

Annual Environment Day
Chandigarh, July 25
Annual Environment Day was celebrated at C.L. Aggarwal DAV School, Sector 7-B, Chandigarh, today. Mr Ishwar Singh, Chief Conservator, Forests, inaugurated a 'vermiculture compost pit' after which tree plantation was done by guests, parents and students.


Show cause to CE on transfers
Chandigarh, July 25
Taking a serious view of the fact that a Junior Engineer was transferred five times in less than three months, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice S.S. Grewal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Chief Engineer (Irrigation) to show cause why transfer expenses should not be recovered from him.

Compensation over 44 cr awarded to claimants
Chandigarh, July 25
More than Rs 44 crore have been awarded to claimants as compensation in matrimonial and Motor Accident Claims Tribunal till June this year, Mr. Sant Parkash Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh Administration, said today.

Tehsildar remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, July 25
Gurnam Singh, tehsildar with the UT Estate Officer, who was arrested by the UT Vigilance Department under the Prevention of Corruption Act, was remanded in judicial custody by a local court today.


Prashant SanwalKBC with local overtone
Chandigarh, July 25
Here is a KBC with local overtone. Thanks to Alpha (Punjabi) which is all set to cater to the material instincts of Punjab's population, all and sundry will have a chance to carry away large portions of gold, provided they reside in Punjab.

Dhawan strikes again with ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’
avid Dhawan and Ketan Desai of MKD films are back to make some more movie magic. “Yeh Hai Jalwa” is one of the most ambitious and entertaining films of David Dhawan’s career because it is his tribute to the king of entertainment, late Manmohan Desai. “YHJ” opens on Friday at Batra, Chandigarh and K.C. Panchkula. The film is another one from Dhawan’s stable of typical entertainers. It revolves around Salman Khan, his father, played by Rishi Kapoor, and grandfather Kader Khan.


Sanjay school boys stun GMSSS-33
Chandigarh, July 25
The under-14 boys soccer team of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, today beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 3-0 in their opening tie of the Pre-Subroto. Cup, here in the Sector 42 sports complex.

The under-14 football team of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44.

The under-14 football team of Sanjay  Public School, Sector 44.


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