Sunday, August 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Armed robbery in two houses
3 persons hurt; cash, jewellery stolen
Lalru, August 10
In two incidents of robbery, three persons, including a couple, were seriously injured when armed robbers struck at two houses in Sardarpura Colony and Rana Colony, located on the Lalru- Bahadurgarh road, in wee hours today.

Mohali industry hit hard by power cuts
Chandigarh, August 10
It’s a pity that while the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, is on a foreign tour to convince foreign investors to invest in the state, and the Punjab Electronic Development and Production Corporation is busy preparing a blueprint of the new IT policy, the existing IT units at Mohali have threatened to quit the state, in case the power situation is not improved immediately.

PU may not hold student elections
Chandigarh, August 10
Panjab University may do a rethink on elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council in case peace is not restored on the campus.



Women lecturers come to blows
Chandigarh, August 10
Two lecturers of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, clashed hurling abuses and coming to blows in the staff room here today. Though what triggered the clash is still not known, the “victim” in the case lodged a complaint with the DPI (Colleges), Ms Varsha Johsi, later in the day. Confirming the incident, Ms Joshi said one of the teachers had spoken to her and made her side of the story known to her.

Not a scene from previous yearsRain God obliges at last
Chandigarh, August 10
It rained and rained heavily. Yet the rain was over selected areas of the city even as some areas were bone dry and not a single drop fell. In the eastern parts of the city like the Industrial area, Sector 29, 30, 32 and 28 the rain was like any monsoon shower leading to flooded roads.
Not a scene from previous years: This was Sector 29 in Chandigarh on Saturday as heavy rain lashed several parts of the city.
— Tribune photo Karam Singh 



Rights panel admits complaint against police
Chandigarh, August 10
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has admitted a complaint filed by a resident of district Jagraon alleging human rights violation against Punjab police officials of the district. 

Implement pension scheme for aided college teachers
HE teachers of government-aided schools in Punjab have been drawing the benefit of pension-cum-gratuity since 1986. I fail to understand why the Punjab Government has not yet implemented this scheme for the teachers of government-aided colleges.

I-Day euphoria boosts Tricolour sale
Chandigarh, August 10
It is fashionable to be a patriot, hep to watch the Legend of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and listen to “Ma tujhe salaam” while driving down to a fast food joint in an imported car. 

Police gears up for I-Day
Chandigarh, August 10
In the wake of the Independence Day celebrations, the Chandigarh Police issued a red alert yesterday. The security has been beefed up in the city with an additional 500 personnel from different units being deployed on patrolling duty in the sensitive areas.

Bhattal starts Teej celebrations
Chandigarh, August 10
Residents desperate for rain resorted to the age-old custom of burning dolls to appease the Rain God. In a function organised by the Malwa Cultural and Social Welfare Society, Punjab Agriculture, Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal cremated a doll to start the Teej celebrations organised at Lion’s Bhavan in Sector 18 here today.

Residents demand cow dung pits
Chandigarh, August 10
Residents of Milk Colony, Dhanas, are sore over the apathy of the Chandigarh Administration as their long-pending demand for providing cow dung pits has not been met. 

SAD infighting intensifies
Chandigarh, August 10
The infighting in the local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal intensified today with Mr Gurpratap Singh Riar serving a legal notice on Mr N.S. Minhas for allegedly posing as president of the local SAD unit. 

2 youths beaten up
Chandigarh, August 10
Two youths belonging to SAS Nagar were allegedly beaten up by a group of 10-15 people in Motor Market, Mani Majra, here this afternoon. One of them, Harjeet, received serious injuries. 



10 rounded  up after  search in  Indira Colony
Panchkula, August 10
A joint search operation by the local police with Chandigarh Police was carried out in Indira Colony in the early hours of the morning. According to information available, as many as 80 policemen from Panchkula Police and 20 policemen from Chandigarh police searched through the entire colony.

One held for carrying firearm
Chandigarh, August 10
Nachatar Singh, a resident of Paroal village, was arrested for carrying a firearm without permission near traffic light points of Sector 14-15 here today. According to police sources, Nachatar Singh was carrying a .12 bore gun. He has been booked under Section 188, IPC.


Jewellery range launched
Chandigarh, August 10
To cater to the aesthetic instincts of the modern Indian women, Tanishq has come out with a fresh range of jewellery products, the “G” range.



Kids participate in ‘Songs and Rhymes Day’Bhavan Vidyalaya kids enthral audience
Panchkula, August 10
Tiny tots of Bhavan Vidyalaya celebrated a “Songs & Rhymes Day” here today. Students of nursery and K.G. classes presented a scintillating show at the school auditorium. 

Kids participate in ‘Songs and Rhymes Day’ celebrated at Bhavan Vidyalaya in Panchkula on Saturday.



Meghna GulzarIn pursuit of perfection
Chandigarh, August 10
She can talk of the deepest emotions with adorable ease. Perhaps this is just one of the many elements Meghna Gulzar inherits from her father, who writes of life as if he had engendered it. Having grown under the shadow of living legends in Gulzar and Rakhee, Meghna is now learning to grow out of their moulds.

Meghna Gulzar

Dance contest
Chandigarh, August 10
As many as 50 participants took part in a dance contest organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts at the Lake Club here today. The contest was open to all categories — folk to classical to modern film-based to western dance numbers.

One more love triangle
ujhse dosti karoge’
(Piccadily and KC, Panchkula) is a new attempt at an old story with hardly any enduring elements or class in a presentation. Yash Chopra is an established name in a whole genre of love stories which have become synonymous with his name. 


Indian implant will be cost effective: expert
Chandigarh, August 10
A knee replacement , using the recently developed Indian implant, may cost much less but the need for further improvement and standardisation may lead to its limited use for only those who have crossed the age of 75 and are not overweight.

Brain stroke hotline launched
Chandigarh, August 10
The "Brain Stroke Hotline", launched by the Neurosurgery department of the PGI , the first of its kind in the region, could be the answer to the problems of all those patients who due to lack of awareness and non availability of treatment , waste precious time in seeking medical help, resulting in death or disability.

Losing weight, enjoying curries
Chandigarh, August 10
Hot, spicy curries for controlling waistline !! Sounds strange , yet it is “true”, says 37-year-old Tiny (Manvinder) Deol, a city girl now settled in Leicestershire in England and who is credited with developing a revolutionary weight control programme through traditional South Asian food .

National survey on STIs
Panchkula, August 10
The National AIDS Control Organisation is going to conduct the first national survey about the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in the country.



3 city girls selected for national camp
Chandigarh, August 10
Three city eves have made it to the National Coaching Camp for netball probables to be held from August 19 to September 8 at Raipur (Chhatisgarh). The players are, Navneet Kaur of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Deepika Sharda and Pushpa Devi.

  • Football championship

  • Rural sports meet

  • Athletic meetTop

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