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Cholera tamed, but for how long?
Slush, filth in colonies keep epidemic threat alive
Chandigarh, July 26
The administration is believed to have started the exercise to fix the responsibility for the outbreak of cholera in the city as a detailed report has been sought from MC and various departments, including Public Health and Health Department.

A team of doctors from GMCH, Sector 32, conducts a house-to-house survey in Sector 52
A team of doctors from GMCH, Sector 32, conducts a house-to-house survey in Sector 52; (right) Heaps of garbage and slush right in the middle of houses in Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

  Need to educate cholera carriers





SAD, SP for administrative probe
Supply of contaminated water
Chandigarh, July 26
The former Mayor and Shiromani Akali Dal councillor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, here today made a common cause with the Samajwadi Party and Janata Party in rejecting Mayor’s demand for an inquiry into the contaminated water supply in Sector 52.

PU plans panel on complaints
Chandigarh, July 26
Panjab University proposes to institute a standing committee appointed by the syndicate to look into complaints filed against the university non-teaching employees, students or teachers.

Saluting Kargil heroes’ bravery
Chandimandir, July 26
Solemnity marked the third anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Divas celebrations at the Western Command Headquarters with the Western Army Commander, Lieut-Gen S.S. Mehta, laying a wreath at the Command War Memorial — “Veer Smriti” — here this morning.

Former Chief of Army Staff Gen V.P. Malik lays wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on “Kargil Vijay Divas” at Western Command Headquarters, Chandimandir, on Friday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Former Chief of Army Staff Gen V.P. Malik lays wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on "Kargil Vijay Divas" at Western Command

Pak has no ‘baby nukes’: Malik
Chandigarh, July 26
Pakistan does not possess ‘baby nukes’ (miniaturised form of nuclear missiles capable of hitting targets within a smaller area), thus they could not have acted as a deterrent for Indian forces, opined former Indian Army Chief, Gen V.P. Malik (retd). 

MCC wants admn to take back ‘extra’ staff
Chandigarh, July 26
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has asked the Second Delhi Finance Commission to recommend to the Chandigarh Administration either to take back 2000 ‘’extra’’ employees or pay their salaries to the tune of Rs 15 crore to the Municipal Corporation.


Barricades choke parking lots
Chandigarh, July 26
Mobile barricades placed at the entrance to the parking lot at various places in the Sector 17 have become a source of inconvenience to hundreds of daily visitors and shop owners. They complain that the barricades have blocked the entire area in front of the parking lot and have caused damage to their vehicles.

Update voters’ list, demand residents
SAS Nagar, July 26
The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 71, has in a representation to the SDM, Mohali, requested that the updating of voters list and election of Municipal Councillor for the sector should be done on a priority basis.

  • Sadbhavna march

  • Resentment

  • Appreciated

  • Health mela

Kler records seven councillors’ statements
SAS Nagar, July 26
Seven municipal councillors were called to the civic body office here today for an inquiry into a complaint lodged by them about the legality of the council meeting held on June 27.

Seminar on cyber laws concludes
Chandigarh, July 26
A three-day seminar on “Understanding Cyber Laws, Security and Privacy Issues” concluded yesterday at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration.

One man’s crusade against dowry
Chandigarh, July 26
He has left his small home and a comfortable life in a village of Maharashtra for a much more meaningful life. Bau Sahib, a resident of Hasanabad village, is cycling across the length and breadth of the country highlighting the evil effects of dowry.

Assault victim ‘struggles’ to get case registered
Chandigarh, July 26
A woman victim of assault waited the entire day for getting a case registered at the Sector 39 police station against her attackers. According to the information available, the incident took place last night. One of the party, sat on dharna for more than 12 hours at Palsora Police Post for registration of a case.

Awareness generation camp concludes
Chandigarh, July 26
An eight-day awareness generation camp organised by the Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Council of Social Welfare (ICSW) concluded at Dhanas village here yesterday. The ICSW will be organising a two-day camp as a follow-up to the camp.

Institute holds workshop
Chandigarh, July 26
For the revision of curriculum, the International Polytechnic for Women organised a workshop on its campus in Sector 35 in which representatives from Yamunanagar, Panipat, Amritsar and Dehra Dun participated.


Case registered against Maritime Co.
Chandigarh, July 26
The Chandigarh Police has registered a case of cheating and breach of trust against a Sector 34-based private firm running a training institute for Merchant Navy aspirants. According to information available, the proprietor of the firm, Punjland Shipping and Maritime Ltd, took Rs 90,000 from Jasbir Singh for giving training of an engine cadet to his son, Sunderjit Singh.


Reliance or Tatas to take over PCL
SAS Nagar, July 26
Punjab Communications Limited here will be offered to Reliance Industries or the Tatas for a takeover. This was hinted at by Mr N.S. Kalsi, Senior Vice-Chairman, PCL, during a meeting of the PC Employees Union with the Disinvestment Commission held in Chandigarh today.


AIIMS topper honoured
Chandigarh, July 26
Ashish Aggarwal, who stood first in the All-India Medical Entrance Examination conducted by the CBSE this year, was awarded a cash prize of Rs 21,000 by Competition Research Board Institute in Sector 22, here today. Ashish secured eighth position in the AIIMS entrance test and was a student of the institute.

Panjab varsity results
Chandigarh, July 26
Panjab University today declared the results of MA Part I (re-evaluation) English.


No VRS for bank men under service bond
Chandigarh, July 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today ruled that a bank employee who has accepted a service bond was not eligible to take the benefit of voluntary retirement scheme unless he has completed the terms and conditions of the bond.

  • Notice to PU on retiring age

  • Stay on transfer

  • Consider KU coaches’ plea

Corruption case: plea dismissed
Chandigarh, July 26
A local court today dismissed an anticipatory bail plea moved by K.C. Garg, who was booked by the CBI in a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The bail plea moved by Garg was dismissed by the UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr Lakhbir Singh.

  • Immoral trafficking case

  • Case adjourned

  • PO surrenders


A show blended for the sake of art

Chandigarh, July 26
Art activity in the city is suddenly booming. In a week’s time, the city has seen five exhibitions open at different galleries. And each one is novel in its own way. After a show of some very striking stone sculptures by Nitin Dutt at Alliance Francaise and a print exhibition from China, Malaysia and Singapore, we now have a special show from two young artists Bhawna Hasija and Manmeet Pal Singh.

Bhawna Hasija and Manmeet Pal Singh display their paintings at the Government Museum and Art Gallery
Bhawna Hasija and Manmeet Pal Singh display their paintings at the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Transcending barriers through music
Chandigarh, July 26
Gurinder Raju’s every gesture has some hidden meaning. When this USA-based Punjabi pop singer rushed to Chandigarh to release his second music album “Sohneya di beri”, he got four youngsters from different religious background to release it in front of a select audience today at Hotel Shivalikview, giving out the message that music has no barrier, neither religious nor geographical.
Punjabi pop singer Gurinder Raju along with video director Jagmeet Bal and Rajvir Singh from HMV
Punjabi pop singer Gurinder Raju along with video director Jagmeet Bal and Rajvir Singh from HMV at the release of album “Sohneya Di Beri” at Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17, Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Kidney transplant patient needs help
Chandigarh, July 26
Though 24-year-old Uma’s brother has agreed to donate a kidney to save her life, in the absence of financial help coming from her husband, the operation has been delayed, as they are hoping that some help may come in the form of donations.

Students attend interactive session
Chandigarh, July 26
Students from six schools of the city participated in an interactive session organised by the Community Medicine Department of the PGI in collaboration with the civil dispensary, Sector 38, on issues like drug abuse, AIDS and depression, yesterday.

Rare surgery performed
Panchkula, July 26
A rare appendicoliths (stones in the appendix ) was successfully operated upon at Kaiser Hospital. The 27-year-old woman patient was discharged today.


Lord's hero is back in city

Chandigarh, July 26
Yuvraj is back. The tall and lanky cricket star who hit the headlines few days back when he steered India to a splendid win over England is all together a changed cricketer.

: Yuvraj Singh signs autographs at DAV College Coaching Centre after his arrival in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan


St Stephen’s beat Sanjay Public School
Chandigarh, July 26
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, outclassed Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, (1-0) in the under-14 section of the Pre- Subroto Mukerjee Cup Inter School Football Tournament played at the sports complex, Sector 42, here today. The goal was scored by Lakhveer Singh.


Octroi collection by private contractors on cards
SAS Nagar, July 26
Even as the Punjab Government has decided to provide Rs 19.64 crore to Municipal Council Mohali as annual budget for the current financial year, in a major proposal the council is likely to hand over the charge of collection of octroi, its biggest source of income, to private contractors.

Admn sanctions 1 lakh for drinking water
Chandigarh, July 26
The Chandigarh Administration has sanctioned a grant of Rs 1 lakh to the Municipal Corporation to set up safe drinking water sources in Kajheri colony.

Jobs for disabled: HoDs asked to submit report
Chandigarh, July 26
The bi-monthly Senior Officers’ Conference (SOC) of Chandigarh Administration, was held here today and several issues came up for discussion.


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