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Brown sugar worth Rs 2 cr seized
Panchkula. August 8
In a major breakthrough, the Panchkula CIA Staff arrested a resident of SAS Nagar from here last night and seized more than 2 kg of brown sugar from him. The drug is valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market.

Manjit Singh Dadwal, who was arrested by the CIA Staff with brown sugar on Wednesday, being brought to the District Courts in Panchkula on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Two teachers booked on molestation charge
Chandigarh, August 8
In a case of molestation of girl students of St Peter School in Sector 37 here, the Chandigarh Police today booked two teachers, Sanjay Bajaj and S. Tayagi, on the basis of a complaint by parents of the students. The teachers were yet to be arrested by the police.

Admn stops Rs 7 cr grant to MC
Chandigarh, August 8
The Municipal Corporation’s development work has been grounded for over a month with the Chandigarh Administration stopping its Rs 7 crore second quarterly instalment of grant-in-aid under the plan head.


Rakesh KumarMan alleges torture by police
SAS Nagar, August 8
A 29-year-old resident of Phase 9, Mr Rakesh Sharma, has accused the police of torturing him throughout the night after having picked him up from outside his residence after midnight. The police then allegedly brought him to the Civil Hospital in Phase VI with a serious head injury.

Activists of the Panjab University Students Union ask students to boycott their classes on Thursday in protest against the imposition of Section 144 CrPC in Panjab University.PU students boycott classes
Partial strike in GC-11
Chandigarh, August 8
Classroom work in Panjab University was seriously affected today with students boycotting the routine classes in protest against imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC on the campus.

Activists of the Panjab University Students Union ask students to boycott their classes on Thursday in protest against the imposition of Section 144 CrPC in Panjab University. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Open-air ahatas thrive even as residents are feeling ill at ease with the ahatas.Admn turns blind eye to open-air ahatas
Chandigarh, August 8
Having a swig of liqour sitting in the open seems to be unofficially permitted in the city. At least four make-shift liquor vends in Sectors 46, 47 and 48 besides the one in adjoining Jagatpura village (Punjab) have erected tents to allow drinkers to sit and have their heady brew in the open.

Open-air ahatas thrive even as residents are feeling ill at ease with the ahatas. — A Tribune photograph

Sanitation work hit in Mohali
SAS Nagar, August 8
Sanitation work has been hit in most parts of the residential areas here with the Municipal Council deciding to “blacklist” certain sanitation contractors and cancel their contracts.


Parents of Major Sandeep Shankhla pay homage at his memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Thursday.Rich tributes paid to martyr
Panchkula, August 8
Rich tributes were paid to Major Sandeep Shankla at a function held at Sandeep Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2 here today. A contingent of Major Shankla's battalion, 18 Dogra, presented a guard of honour to the late soldier.

Parents of Major Sandeep Shankhla pay homage at his memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Employees stage sit-in to press for demands
Chandigarh, August 8
A large number of employees of the Municipal Corporation, Housing Board and Chandigarh Administration today staged a sit-in to protest the non-implementation of their outstanding demands, ignoring the threat of invocation of “no-work-no-pay” rule of the corporation.

Cop’s behaviour resented
Chandigarh, August 8
Employees working at a private hospital in Sector 9 here had to bear the brunt of the style of functioning of the Chandigarh Police when the police control room was informed about a vehicle thief being caught red-handed in the Sector 9 market.

Tribune Trust donates 1.75 lakh to HelpAge
Chandigarh, August 8
On behalf of The Tribune Trust, the Additional General Manager, Mr O.P. Arora, presented a cheque for Rs 1.75 lakh for HelpAge India’s “Adopt a Granny Programme”, at the Chandni Kusht Ashram near the Air Force Station here yesterday.

Rehriwalas resent challan move
Chandigarh, August 8
A drive to challan unauthorised rehriwalas in Janta Market, Mani Majra this morning initiated by officials of the Enforcement Wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation was resented by the rehriwalas.



Three bodies found in city
Chandigarh, August 8
Three persons were found dead in three incidents in the city today. A 28- year-old staff nurse employed in the PGI, Chandigarh, committed suicide by injecting herself with some substance. The nurse was found dead in her Sector 38-house when her colleague came to call her after she did not report on duty.

Purse-snatching case takes new turn
Chandigarh, August 8
The four-day-old case of snatching of a purse, containing Rs 10,500 cash and four tolas of gold from the parking area adjoining Bank Square in Sector 17 here has taken a new turn.

Cash, gold stolen
SAS Nagar, August 8
In another daylight burglary, thieves took away Rs 70,000 worth of gold and Rs 20,000 in cash from the residence of Mr Ashok Joshi of Sector 70 yesterday.


Industry welcomes Admn decision
Chandigarh, August 8
The local industrial associations have welcomed the decision of the Chandigarh Administration, taken yesterday, to allow ownership rights to about 500 entrepreneurs, who have been allotted sheds by Chandigarh Industrial Development Corporation in Industrial Area Phase I and II.

Defaulters plague finance companies
Chandigarh, August 8
The exposure of a major racket in vehicle financing on the basis of forged documents by a Sector 34-based firm has thrown light on the white-collar crime emerging in the city. The list of defaulters purchasing vehicles on higher sale purchase is increasing.



Massive increase in marks after re-evaluation
Chandigarh, August 8
Re-evaluation results of MA I (English) at Panjab University indicate big chinks in the original evaluation if the difference in the marks is any indication.


Remove lacuna in court-martial verdicts
Chandigarh, August 8
Strange but true. As per Border Security Force rules, reasons for finding personnel “guilty” or “not guilty” are not recorded. Even though an amendment was made in the Army Act following observations by the Supreme Court, no changes were made in the BSF Act.

  • Release medical allowance
  • Remission order set aside
  • Summons quashed



Calendar for cultural events in UT soon
Chandigarh, August 8
In the first-ever attempt to streamline cultural activities all over Chandigarh, the UT Administration has decided to formalise a special “cultural calendar”, featuring a detail of cultural events in the city.

New Releases
Kunal Kohli debuts as director
ill the year 2002 be able to match the pace and grace of new-age filmmakers' gallery? Quite likely, going by the talent in pipeline. Un-pedigreed filmmaking is not dead and TV journalist Kunal Kohli makes his debut as a director with Yash Chopra's prestigious banner —Yash Raj Films — ‘‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge”.


Bring ID cards, Admn tells patients
Chandigarh, August 8
In order to ascertain identity of patients coming to its hospitals, dispensaries and health centres, the Chandigarh Administration has decided that the patients attending the OPDs should bring with them their identity cards, election cards or ration cards etc.

Patients discharged
SAS Nagar, August 8
Two patients, who have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital for cholera-like symptoms were discharged today. Meanwhile, another patient suffering from diarrhoea was admitted to the hospital this afternoon.



24 probables attend football camp
Chandigarh, August 8
Twentyfour probables of the National Schools Football Camp are practising for the forthcoming Asian Schools Football Championships for under-18 to be held under the banner of the Asian School Sport Federation in Singapore from August 15.

  • Carrom classes

  • Football tourney


MC takes charge of parking lot
Chandigarh, August 8
Municipal Corporation staff and the Bank Square parking contractor's employees today had a tiff over the handing over of parking lot.

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