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MCs reluctant to take stray cattle by the horns
Chandigarh, July 29
A large number of incidents where stray cattle have caused accidents, are reported everyday in the region. This despite the fact that Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula are among the of best planned urban satellites in the country.
HOLY COW! HOLY COW! The stray cattle are responsible for causing many accidents and claiming lives in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar. — A Tribune photograph

Home Ministry seeks details of seizures in stamp scam
Chandigarh, July 29
In a multi-crore scam of counterfeit revenue, postal and insurance stamps unearthed by the Chandigarh police yesterday, the Union Home Ministry is learnt to have sought information about the seizures.


Sukhna waters take their toll of human lives
Choe bed, regulator end particularly vulnerable
Chandigarh, July 29
Even as the UT Administration's ambitious plan of conducting wet dredging in the Sukhna Lake hangs fire, the Sukhna choe is fast emerging as a potential death-trap. After being responsible for the slow death of the lake, the choe is now proving to be a killer stream in its own right, having claimed many lives over the past some years, the latest being that of the seven-year-old Sunil Kumar from Kishangarh village yesterday.
Unaware of the marshy and stony bed of the Sukhna Lake near the regulator end
Unaware of the marshy and stony bed of the Sukhna Lake near the regulator end, children continue to dive into the killer stream from the start tower and (right) another group proceeds towards the vulnerable Sukhna choe bed. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan 

Rush for filing income tax returns
Assessees satisfied with arrangements
Chandigarh, July 29
Despite heavy rush of income tax assessees to file returns, most of the people are feeling satisfied with the arrangements made by the department. 

As the last date for filing income tax returns is approaching, the department witnesses a heavy rush in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
As the last date for filing income tax returns is approaching


Jacob visits cholera-hit areas
Chandigarh, July 29
Cholera in the city may have been aggravated due to lack of planning on the part of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation. In Sector 52, where cholera cases have been reported, pipes carrying sewerage and water run alongside thus increasing the chances of contamination.
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob talking to residents of cholera-struck areas during a surprise visit to Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob talking to residents

Cholera issue may rock MC House meeting
Chandigarh, July 29
The meeting of the Municipal Corporation scheduled for tomorrow is likely to have a shadow of the cholera outbreak in the city with three prominent councillors forwarding agenda items with an intention to ‘fix responsibility’ for any alleged ‘lapse’.

AWWA focus on cancer detection
HE medical science has taken a great leap forward over the years, so much so that a disease that was incurable a few decades ago can now be easily cured. Despite these advances, there are some diseases that have not yet been fully cured.
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  • RIMC reunion
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  • Army surplus vehicles
Helping women to help themselves
Chandigarh, July 29
Victimised women can now share their problems with legal professionals without revealing their identity and that too, free of cost. The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), a non-government organisation, has introduced a helpline for this purpose in the name of ‘Samvaad’.

Information drive launched
Chandigarh, July 29
The need for neat and clean surroundings was emphasised by members of the Citizens Awareness Group during its “Information and education campaign” launched in Rehabilitation Colony, Sector 52 .

Cassowary dies at Chhat Bir Zoo
Chhat Bir, July 29
Preservation of wildlife in Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park received a major setback following the death of a male cassowary, an Australian bird, today morning. With the death of this 30-year-old bird, the zoo has lost one of its attractions. The multicoloured feathered bird was living a lonely life since long.


Four held for drug-trafficking
Dera Bassi, July 29
The police has arrested four persons for drug-trafficking and seized liquor in bulk in past three days. Two Saharanpur-based persons, Hari Kishan and Sanjay Kumar were arrested with 41 bottles of whisky at the separate nakas on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway near Zirakpur late last night.

Jewellery, cash stolen from Sector 36 house
Chandigarh, July 29
Mr Baljit Bedi, a resident of Sector 36, complained that someone stole 170 gm of gold jewellery and Rs 18,000 from her residence yesterday after breaking open the lock.

6.90 lakh stolen from cooperative bank
Chandigarh, July 29
A sum of Rs 6.90 lakh has been stolen from the safe of the Haryana State Cooperative Agriculture and Dairy Development Bank, Sector 22, here. The cash was meant for the salary of the employees for the month of July. 


Cable tariff cut in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, July 29
There is good news for residents of Phases 9 and 10 here. The rates of cable connections have been slashed from Rs 150 to Rs 110 each following a demand from the residents.

Range of fans launched
sha International has launched a range of new fans, Sonata. These fans are currently available in 48” sweep and would soon to be extended to 56”, 46” and 36”. Sonata comes with a balanced body which ensures a wobble-free performance. Its safety-locking arrangement gives extra protection.

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  • Tumble top washing machine
  • Beer launched

Marble association sore over Admn’s ‘inaction’
Chandigarh, July 29
Unhappy over the loss of trade due to four unauthorised marble markets in the city, the Chandigarh Marble and Stone Dealers Association, comprising traders of Sector 7, today alleged that the bureaucracy was hand in glove with political leadership for allowing such markets to flourish.

Kinetic pays tributes to war heroes
Chandigarh, July 29
The nation may have forgotten to celebrate the Indian victory over Pakistan in Kargil sector three years ago, but the Kinetic Motors paid tributes to the war heroes here today by presenting scooters to victims of the war.


Engg admissions begin
Chandigarh, July 29
Admissions to the 85 per cent UT pool for the three engineering colleges of the city began at Punjab Engineering College, here today, though the usual excitement was missing.

Students, accompanied by their parents, at the counselling for admission to engineering colleges, at the auditorium of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students, accompanied by their parents, at the counselling for admission

DAV students allege forcible collection
Chandigarh, July 29
Students of DAV School, Sector 8, have alleged that the school was forcibly charging Rs 600 from Class XII students for a test of objective type questions. In a press note issued by the Students’ Welfare Association, it was stated that over 20 students went to meet the Principal, Mr Ravinder Talwar, a few days back.

Students’ dharna  continues
Chandigarh, July 29
Dharna by the Students’ Organisation of Panjab University outside the office of the varsity Vice-Chancellor entered the 13th day, here today. The organisation is demanding that students of B Sc (HS) final year should be given admission in M.Sc I, besides provisional admission to students in the second and the third year as well.


Police remand for Parmeshwar Singh 
Kharar, July 29
Mrs Preeti Sahni, Duty Magistrate, today remanded Parmeshwar Singh, former Managing Director of the Punjab State Cooperative Bank, Chandigarh, who was arrested by the Vigilance Department on July 23, in police remand till August 1.


Exhibition — an insight into painter’s life
Chandigarh, July 29
The series of paintings called “Sun Moon Orange Blue and Triangle- II” on display at Art Folio, at the first glance look as absurd as the name sounds, until, Nitin Dutt, the artist, guides you through the maze of meanings depicted by each painting.
Artist Nitin Dutt looks at his creations which are being exhibited at Art Folio in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Artist Nitin Dutt looks at his creations

Nasseeruddin’s son adjudged best orator
Chandigarh, July 29
The All-India Frank Anthony Memorial Debate Championship. (IInd stage) witnessed a neck and neck competition by participants from eight schools finally giving away the best speaker award to celebrity son Imaad Shah from Doon School who not only did his father, Nasseeruddin Shah, proud but also helped his school to win the best team award.

Garhwali music album released
Chandigarh, July 29
A Garhwali music album “Samdi Dorolya” by two noted singers, Harleen Kaur and Gurinder Chauhan, was released at a local hotel in Sector 35 here today. For Mohali-based Harleen Kaur, a classical and folk singer, this is a new experience altogether which required her to understand the rhythm and music of Garhwal to do justice to the lyrics.


Health awareness drive in Sector 52
Chandigarh, July 29
The Citizens Awareness Group is continuing its information and education campaign in the Rehabilitation Colony of Sector 52 here, even though the number of cholera and diarrhoea cases have come down in the city and surrounding areas.

Two-day camp on asthma
SAS Nagar, July 29
A two-day camp on ‘Pulmonology and asthma’ opened at Fortis Heart Institute here today. According to a spokesman of the institute, patients of asthma and other pulmonology (lungs and air passage) diseases will be able to avail themselves of 30 per cent discount on consultation and diagnostics during the camp.


Irshad upsets Sudhir Sidhu
Chandigarh, July 29
Irshad Alam toppled top-seeded Sudhir Sidhu in the pre-quarter-finals of the men's singles event in the fifth St. Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh.

Motor cycle rally
Chandigarh, July 29
A Western Air Command motorcycle rally was flagged off for Kasauli by Gp Capt Rakesh Yadav, Station Commander, Air Force Station, High Grounds, here today. All air warriors of the station cheered up the rally.


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