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Watery grave for pilgrim brothers
Brave rescue bid lands one in hospital
Jayanti Dam, August 11
The unguarded Jayanti earth-fill gravity dam claimed the lives of two brothers of Chandigarh and nearly killed another youth, who had to be rushed to a hospital, today. A boy named Bhura, an eyewitness to the mishap, has lost his voice due to the shock. Mr R.P.S. Yadhuvanshi, Chief Engineer (Kandi Area Development), still, says that the regulator ends are guarded.

Villagers of Seonk take a drowned youth, Amit, out of the waters of Jayanti Dam, 5 km from Chandigarh, on Sunday. Villagers of Seonk take a drowned youth, Amit, out of the waters of Jayanti Dam, 5 km from Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan
  • Jurisdiction before life

  • Unguarded dams pose a bigger threat

Woman killed in mishap
Malti DeviChandigarh, August 11
A 50-year-old woman pillion rider died and her husband, who was driving the scooter, received injuries when their vehicle was hit by a speeding truck near Sector 28 and Industrial Area traffic lights here this morning. While the woman, Malti Devi, was declared brought dead at the PGI, her husband Deep Narayan has been admitted to the hospital.



Rain revives monsoon hopes
Chandigarh, August 11
The city witnessed a heavy downpour throughout the last night. The rainfall was the highest (69 mm) in the city since monsoon set in here on July 6.

Jailed students not as hungry: report
Chandigarh, August 11
The Model Burail jail authorities today presented a report to the UT Administration on the indefinite hunger strike being observed by four Panjab University student leaders who are currently lodged in the jail for violating the prohibitory order under Section 144, CrPC.

PU faculty cold-shoulders college teachers
No takers for interaction programme between the two
Chandigarh, August 11
The faculty of Panjab University is seemingly not interested in any academic interaction with its affiliated colleges for upgradation of teaching skills there.

We still have a long way to go before we understand the meaning of award functions. The other day a local association had arranged a function to honour three people from the city, including the world famous artiste Nek Chand and architect S.S. Bhatti. Ideally since it was a special function organised in the honour of special people, it should have started at the scheduled time.
  • Candid Meghna

  • Celebration at Sukhna

  • Representation

  • Two policies

  • Compromise

  • Lakshman rekha

  • Burning problem

  • Business washed

  • Shocking delays

  • Marble menace

  • White-collar crime


Govt to continue benefits to martyrs’ kin
Dera Bassi, August 11
The Punjab Government will continue all benefits that were being extended by the Akali government to the families of martyrs. The government has also created a cell in the Chief Minister’s office to take up the problems of ex-servicemen.

Cop’s involvement in assault alleged
Chandigarh, August 11
In the case of beating up of two youths at Mani majra yesterday, the involvement of a constable of the Chandigarh police has been alleged.

How to deal with disasters
Chandigarh, August 11
Disaster, natural or man-made, takes a heavy toll. A disaster has many forms. At least five have been broadly categorised by the high-power committee on disaster management, which submitted its report to the NDA Government in October, 2001. Though it contains a time-frame for implementation of its recommendations, tangible work is yet to start, say sources.

PCL employees criticise disinvestment policy
SAS Nagar, August 11
The Punjab Communications Employees Union today opposed the policy being adopted by the state government on disinvestment, as the assurances given earlier to the staff in this regard were not being taken into consideration.

Body decries govt attitude towards disabled
SAS Nagar, August 11
The Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, today accused the state government of adopting an indifferent attitude towards the problems and demands of the disabled.

Aid for slain truck drivers’ kin sought
Chandigarh, August 10
The Secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal( SAD), Mr Iqbal Singh Tiwana, has urged the Union Government, and also the Government of Bihar to extend financial help to the families of the Punjabi truck drivers who were murdered in Bihar.

Youth contact programme by police
Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh Police has initiated a youth contact programme as part of the community policing. Stating this, the Superintendent of Police, Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal, said the programme was aimed at channeling the energy of the youth in a constructive manner.

Routes sealed
Chandigarh, August 11
All routes leading to Parade Ground in Sector 17, the venue of the Independence Day celebrations, have been sealed by the Chandigarh Police.

Exhibition of ‘rakhis’
Chandigarh, August 11
An exhibition of handmade designer ‘rakhis’ would be organised at Aroma hotel in Sector 22 here tomorrow, said Ms Alpana of Devotion India.

Unauthorised naka by 4 policemen
Chandigarh, August 11
At least four policemen of Chandigarh Traffic Police were today reportedly found putting up an unauthorised naka near Durga Nursery, Mani Majra, by the Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Mr Balbir Singh.

Yoga camps conclude
Chandigarh, August 11
A 15-day yoga camp, which started on July 28, concluded at Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, Sector 21-C, here today.

130 saplings planted
Panchkula, August 11
About 130 saplings were planted by the NSS unit of Government Degree College on the premises to mark the Tree Plantation Day, here today.



Sector 15 house burgled
Chandigarh, August 11
The house of Mr Ravinder Singh, a resident of Sector 15, was burgled here yesterday.

  • Vehicle thefts

  • Assaulted

  • Tyres stolen

  • Shopkeeper booked



Punjabi folk dances mark St Anne’s silver jubilee
Chandigarh, August 11
Splashes of colour, foot-tapping rhythms and swirling body movements conjured up images of culturally-rich villages of Punjab and Rajasthan as young nubile dancers of various schools presented folk-based group dance items on the concluding day of the two-day silver jubilee celebrations of St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, at Tagore Theatre here yesterday.

Models on display at the annual social science exhibition of Kendriya Vidyalayas in KV-31, Chandigarh, on Sunday.KVs hold social science exhibitions
Chandigarh, August 11
A cluster-level social science exhibition was organised at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, here today. Charts and models (working and non-working) were displayed showing the cultural and industrial revolution in Orissa and South Africa.

Models on display at the annual social science exhibition of Kendriya Vidyalayas in KV-31, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Carmel Convent Chandigarh
Schooling the women of substance
armel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, is run by the sisters of the Apostolic Carmel, an Indian congregation founded by Mother Veronica of Passion in 1870.

‘Values are the hallmark of all Carmel students’
With a day steeped in meditation and prayers, Sister Oleen, Principal of Carmel Convent School, is on her toes all day—busy with either school work or improving the already high standards of her school.

  • On the popularity of Carmel Convent

  • On the meaning of education

  • On coping with pressure during the admission season

  • On maintaining discipline and handling students

  • On promoting sports and co-curricular activities

Still a Child!



Teej being celebrated at Rajasthan Bhavan in Tradition vs fusion on Teej
Chandigarh, August 11
After much prayer and desperate measures like ‘guddi fukhna’ for a few drops of rain, the reluctant monsoon had to give in. When rain came, it triggered the Teej celebration here today that no force could have stopped. Womenfolk broke community barriers and wore their best dresses to join in the fun, with the pouring clouds to charge up everyone. The most spectacular Teej function here was, perhaps, in Rajasthan Bhavan, where members of the Rajasthan Parishad celebrated the occasion in the most traditional way.

Teej being celebrated at Rajasthan Bhavan in 
Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo

A spirited presentation of ‘ragas’
Chandigarh, August 11
The tradition of celebrating Indian classical music continued at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, which organised its 67th monthly ‘baithak’ today. To add meaning and form to the evening were two exponents, who are masters in their own right.

Musician Subhash Ghosh, with his invention, the sarasveena, a blend of sarod, sitar and guitar.City musician modifies guitar
Chandigarh, August 11
Hardly ever has any city artiste been credited with invention in the world of music. There have been creations of the tallest order as far as musical instruments are concerned, but strangely, none out of these has taken place in our region. After long last, however, the jinx now seems to be breaking.

Musician Subhash Ghosh, with his invention, the sarasveena, a blend of sarod, sitar and guitar.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

Knowing all about ‘success’
Chandigarh, August 11
Continuing his series of lectures in public interest, Mr Ravi Mann spoke on “success” at his Portraits and Portfolios Art Gallery in Sector 17 today.

Audio cassette released
Chandigarh, August 11
A music company today released the first audio cassette of Panchkula-based Muktesh Diwan, who has been working for three years to create a musical offering to Lord Krishna. Although an ardent ghazal singer, Muktesh decided to begin his career in the field of music by paying obeisance to Lord Krishna.



Sub-jr judo meet from today
Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh State Sub-junior Judo Championships will begin here tomorrow in the Sector 41 Ajit Karam Singh International Public School.

  • Athletics meet

  • Karate grading

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