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Tonnes of filth dots Mohali roads
PUDA, MC least concerned; Waste-treatment plant mooted for Panchkula
SAS Nagar, August 1
Even as Punjab Urban Development Authority and the Municipal Council continue to remain at loggerheads over minor issues regarding garbage collection, seven tonnes of the filth and dirt, waiting to be lifted, dot this township’s roadsides, footpaths, open spaces and vacant plots each morning.

Octroi staff beat up councillor
Dera Bassi, August 1
Sardari LalIn a case of high-handedness, a group of octroi men beat up a local municipal councillor after chasing his vehicle up to his house here late last night.
The municipal councillor, Mr Sardari Lal, while driving back home from his factory at Mubarikpur Focal Point, was signalled to stop by the octroi staff on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway adjacent to the railway overbridge at about 9.30 p.m.


Facts distorted to secure govt job
Chandigarh, August 1
A case of getting a job on the basis of a factually incorrect experience certificate has come to light in the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Teej without rain is a washout
Chandigarh, August 1
As the weather gods continue to play whimsical, the monsoon misery has hit the city’s cultural life too, spoiling the Teej mood. As Teej is an important festival of the rains, to keep the tradition alive, some organisations will have Teej celebrations without the main ingredient — rain.


Residents sweat as power evades them
Zirakpur, August 1
Residents of various colonies within the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat jurisdiction and surrounding areas have been facing frequent power cuts during odd hours over a month. This has forced them to burn kerosene oil, candles and use generators in their houses and business concerns.

MC bays for funds, powers
Chandigarh, August 1
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, starved of funds in spite of the recent tax-collection measures, may get a breather, as the Chandigarh Administration is planning to relieve it of the burden of Rs 15 crore pension and post-retirement fund.

The Adviser to the UT Administrator, the Mayor and councillors meet in the UT Guest House, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

The Adviser to the UT Administrator, the Mayor and councillors meet in the UT Guest House, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Cholera danger lurks, MCC ignorant
Chandigarh, August 1
Leakage of water lines wreaked havoc in Sector 52 but it does not seem to do so in front of the filth-filled plot No 182/64 in the Industrial Area, Phase I, where the people have been using free water for the past one and a half years.

It is not a spring, but a leaking water pipeline in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, from where people have been drinking. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
It is not a spring, but a leaking water pipeline in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, from where people have been drinking.

Police backs cop caught taking bribe
Chandigarh, August 1
The Chandigarh Police, unhappy with the arrest of the in charge of Sector 24 police post, Gurmukh Singh, for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe, seems to have waged a war against the Central Bureau of Investigations.

Making gel candles her passion
Chandigarh, August 1
What began as a hobby for Panchkula-based Parul Bir has now almost attained the flavour of a passion. For over three months now, this young girl has been actively involved in giving shape to her dream trade.

Another ammo blast victim dies
Chandigarh, August 1
The last Saturday's blast at the Dappar ammunition depot today claimed its second victim when Vir Singh, a civilian helper employed with the depot, succumbed to his injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Visit to Khardung La on Kinetic Challenger
Chandigarh, August 1
Mr Kaleem, an environmentalist, is driving from Hyderabad to Khardung La — the highest motorable road in the world, on a Kinetic Challenger. He was in the city today, and visited CMPL Motors. He claimed that his aim was to study the impact of tourism on environment on the way to Himalayas.

Workshop on fruit preservation ends
Chandigarh, August 1
A free two-week workshop for women on fruit and vegetable preservation and nutrition at Anganwari in Sector 41 concluded today. It was organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women of Canara Bank, Sector 34, in collaboration with the Government of India’s Food Preservation and Nutrition Board.


Cyclist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, August 1
An unidentified cyclist died after he was hit by a truck near Railway light point last evening here. According to police sources, the accident resulted into serious injuries to the cyclist, who was rushed to the PGI, where he died.


Monumental job for art college
Chandigarh, August 1
It is a matter of pride for the city that students of its Government College of Art will be part of the Delhi metro-rail project of the Union Government. Architects working on the project have engaged students of the GCA and the Delhi College of Art to beautify the platform space along the 192 km track.

One of the two murals, 50 feet by 20 feet each, designed by Chandigarh’s Government College of Art for beautifying the Selampur station in the first phase of the Delhi metro-rail project, the inspiration for which has been drawn from monuments like the India Gate and the Red Fort.
Students boycott classes at PU
Chandigarh, August 1
Students observed complete boycott of classes in the various science departments of Panjab University here today, following a call given by the Students Organisation of Panjab University.

Activists of SOPU on an indefinite fast in support of their demands lie outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Activists of SOPU on an indefinite fast in support of their demands lie outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Section 144 imposed on PU campus
Chandigarh, August 1
The UT Administration has imposed Section 144, CrPC, within 200 metres around the Administrative Building and the Vice-Chancellor's office on the Panjab University campus from midnight tonight and would remain in force for a period of six months. This means that assembly of more than five persons may attract police action.

All seats filled
Chandigarh, August 1
The first counselling for joint admission to BE and B. Arch courses for 85 per cent UT poll concluded at the Punjab Engineering College here today with the filling up of the 18 vacant seats this morning.

Hostel for blind girls
Chandigarh, August 1
The Chandigarh Administration has provided a 2100 square yards plot near the Institute for the Blind in Sector 26 for a three-storeyed hostel which will accommodate 60 blind girl students of the institute.


Drugs Act can apply to appeals
Chandigarh, August 1
Ending the controversy over the implementation of amended Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the amendment was applicable to appeals also.

Hearing on Sidhu’s plea adjourned
Chandigarh, August 1
The counsel for the Chief Secretary, and the Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, today sought time to file reply on the plea moved by suspended Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu in a local court. The court has adjourned the case for August 9 for reply.

Bar Council seeks help from CEOs for poll
Chandigarh, August 1
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today sent a letter to the Chief Electoral Officers of Punjab and Haryana to provide it adequate infrastructure to conduct the forthcoming council’s elections in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Scribe’s contempt case: hearing on August 21
Chandigarh, August 1
A Division of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed August 21 as the next date of hearing in Hindustan Times correspondent Maneesh Chibber contempt case after the reporter's counsel sought two week’s time for filing reply.

Directions to Admn on parking lots
Chandigarh, August 1
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant development, today directed the Chandigarh Administration to submit a definite proposal regarding the feasibility of introducing paid parking system in other parts of the city.


Musical tribute paid to Chandan
Chandigarh, August 1
The P.D. Chandan Memorial Society organised a special evening of classical music yesterday in memory of the late singer on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
Organised in the auditorium of Hindu Girls School, Kalka, the function was attended by some of the best classical singers from the region, the lead being provided by Prof Amrit Pal Singh, an academician and singer and composer.

Govinda-Raveena together again
armesh Malhotra’s ‘Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare’ film’s title is a direct lift from a song in film “Dulhe Raja” also made by the banner Eastern Films banner. It’s a film whose hero, Govinda can do everything for masses. Harmesh Malhotra, the man behind films like “Nagina”, “Sherni” and “Dulhe Raja” comes up with yet another comedy film ‘Ankhiyon “Se Goli” Maare’. The film opens today at Nirman, Chandigarh, and K.C. Panchkula. “It is a different film which has to be seen to be believed”, says Malhotra. Govinda and Raveena Tandon play the lead roles. It a typical Govinda-brand masala movie especially made for masses.

Kendra to promote theatre
Chandigarh, August 1
To promote theatre in this region, the Pracheen Kala Kendra has decided to start a theatre department which will be inaugurated on August 4 by staging its first production, “Rat ki Andhere Bich” at it’s specially designed theatre building which is being named after M.L. Koser, secretary and founder of the kendra.


25 participate in special camp
Chandigarh, August 1
Twenty-five children from the area participated in a one-day special camp for children organised at the RCH office building, Dhanas. Dr Neena Goyal addressed the participants. Dr Goyal gave tips to the mothers about the precautions to be taken for the prevention of cholera and diarrhoea.

AFWWA’s health screening camp
Chandigarh, August 1
A month-long programme for ladies health screening was launched at the Air Force Family Welfare Centre in Sector 47 here today under the aegis of the Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Local), AF Station, Chandigarh.

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