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MC development projects in jeopardy?
Non-plan head Budget brought down by Rs 32.22 crore
Chandigarh, August 6
The Rs 115.77 crore first Congress non-plan head budget for the fiscal 2002-2003 has been brought down by 32.22 crore in the second quarter itself considering the availability of only a total assured amount of Rs 83.55 to meet non-plan expenditure.

2 cholera cases in Mohali
SAS Nagar, August 6
Two cases of cholera have been reported in a jhuggi colony in the industrial area here. The patients have been admitted to the Phase VI Civil Hospital.

PU fails to implement attendance rules
Chandigarh, August 6
Panjab University seems to be lacking in conviction to strictly implement the attendance rules as is evident from the fact that the university has once again allowed as many as nine candidates to qualify for the examination despite having a shortage in the classroom attendance.

SMILES OF SUCCESS: Kapil Dev and Yograj Singh, who started their cricketing career together from the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, share a moment at the same stadium on Tuesday during the shooting of a Punjabi serial based on the life of Kapil Dev. — A Tribune photograph Manoj Mahajan.

  You will be challaned for throwing garbage
Chandigarh, August 6
Residents in the habit of throwing garbage in front, or even rear, of their residences, please be careful in the future. The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has decided to come down heavily on litterbugs. The authorities are now determined to issue challans to the residents violating the provisions of the sanitation bye-laws.

Masked robbers injure 6 in ashram
Panchkula, August 6
Six persons, including two women, were seriously injured, when they were attacked by seven masked assailants at Sri Sita Ram Sant Ashram and Ram Mandir, while in their sleep around 1. 30 am today.


Protest against police high-handedness
Women protesters stage a dharna in front of the Dera Bassi police station against alleged high-handedness of police officials on Tuesday.Dera Bassi, August 6
Over 100 members of Khatik Baradari (butcher community), including women, staged a protest dharna in front of the local police station against the implication of their four members in the case of beating up of Balak Ram, a former councillor.

Women protesters stage a dharna in front of the Dera Bassi police station against alleged high-handedness of police officials on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Assistant archaeology chemists of the Archaeological Survey of India begin restoration work at Singh Dwaar at Mansa Devi temple, Panchkula, on Tuesday.Work on murals begins
Panchkula, August 6
A team of experts from Archaeological Survey of India has begun the restoration work of murals in the 175- year- old Sri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine here today.

Assistant archaeology chemists of the Archaeological Survey of India begin restoration work at Singh Dwaar at Mansa Devi temple, Panchkula, on Tuesday.
— Tribune Photo Manoj Mahajan

Misuse of vacant sites irk residents
Panchkula, August 6
The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12, has asked HUDA officials to take into account the misuse of vacant sites in their sectors by slum dwellers.

Distraught father commits suicide
Chandigarh, August 6
The 23-year-old father of Garima Mehta, who was found dead in her house on August 3,committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling in his house on PU campus here this evening.

Tribune Assistant Manager bereaved
Chandigarh, August 6
Mrs Devki Devi, mother of Mr Mangat Ram, Assistant Manager (Maintenance), died here today after a prolonged illness. She was 82.Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

Need to revamp PU Health Department
HE Panjab University Syndicate’s reported move to appoint part-time doctors requires an in-depth study. This is all the more important because the Health Department has been bringing a bad name to this reputed university for well over four to five years.

  • Need for restraint
  • Police role deplorable
  • Long power cuts
  • Donate medicines
  • Burden of home work



Man dies in mishap
Chandigarh, August 6
A 40-year-old Umed Singh died after being hit by a Santro car near the Rock Garden today. The victim was declared brought dead at the GMCH, Sector 32. The driver of the vehicle escaped from the scene of the accident and the vehicle has been impounded.


IDBI plans easy housing loans
Chandigarh, August 6
The IDBI planned to work out tailor-made housing loan schemes as preferred by customers by interacting with the leading builders, developers, colonisers and promoters of group housing societies, said Mr Sanjeev Verma, Manager ( Sales ), here today.




PEC signs MoU
Chandigarh, August 6
Punjab Engineering College in association with the Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports with regards to extending a micro-financing project in Janta Colony.

Students of Government High School, Khuda Ali Sher, at a prayer meeting for world peace on Tuesday.World Peace Day observed in PU
Chandigarh, August 6
Role of youth working for peace all over the world was highlighted on the World Peace Day observed at the UNESCO centre in the Department of Psychology of Panjab University here today.

Students of Government High School, Khuda Ali Sher, at a prayer meeting for world peace on Tuesday.


Stay on sack of school board clerks
Chandigarh, August 6
Acting on a petition filed by 75 clerks working with the Punjab School Education Board, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that the order terminating their services shall not be given effect to till further orders.

  • Order on rape victim’s examination
  • Notices issued on scientist’s death

Notice of motion to CBI
Chandigarh, August 6
Issuing notice of motion to the Central Bureau of Investigation for September 6 on a petition filed by Mr Krishan Chand Garg running a petrol pump in New Delhi, Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed his arrest subject to his joining the investigation as and when required by the police in petrol pump allocation case.

  • Direction to Punjab, Haryana Govts

Two acquitted of robbery charge
Chandigarh, August 6
Two persons allegedly involved in a case of robbery with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt were today acquitted by a local court.

  • Judicial custody for one
  • Bail granted
  • Man acquitted
  • Bail plea filed
  • Four acquitted



Artistes perform in a sound and light show organised at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A moving tribute to martyr
Chandigarh, August 6
A sound and light show based on the trails and tribulations of Shaheed Udham Singh, who called himself Ram Mohammad Singh Azad just before kissing the gallows, was presented at Punjab Kala Bhavan today by the troupe of Punjabi Natak Akademi.

Artistes perform in a sound and light show organised at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Message of peace through theatre
Chandigarh, August 6
Eminent playwright and director Gursharan Singh was at his best once again today. Picking up the universally-relevant issue of nuclear disarmament, the playwright advocated peace through the medium of theatre.


8 food samples found adulterated
Panchkula, August 6
During the campaign launched by the District Health Department for checking water, ice, adulterated food and other eatable items to prevent the spread of water-born diseases in the district, as least eight samples of these items have been found adulterated and unhygienic.

Programme to control rheumatic fever
Chandigarh, August 6
The Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, and the Indian Council of Medical Research will launch a pilot programme for control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart diseases in Ropar district of Punjab.



‘Need to set Test match record straight’
SAS Nagar, August 6
“India has done well in one-day series but in Test matches played abroad their performance was not good enough and efforts are being made to improve this aspect”. Stating this here today, Yuvraj Singh, who will be a member of the Indian cricket team selected to play against Sri Lanka on September 12, could not spell out the reasons for the unsatisfactory performance of the team in Test matches.

Ajitesh Sandhu wins Pitch and Putt Contest
Chandigarh, August 6
The foursome of Harinder Gupta, Ajitesh Sandhu, Anish Gupta and Ashwani Sharma returned a score of plus seven to clinch the team event in the Pitch and Putt Competition inaugurated by Indian Cricketer of the Century Kapil Dev at the CGA Golf Range here today.


F&CC meeting on August 8
Chandigarh, August 6
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has set the ball rolling for the imposition of paid parking in Sectors 34, 35 and 22 seeking approval from the Finance and Contract Committee to allow expenditure for inviting suggestions from the public for a paid parking system.

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