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HUDA sells UT land
32 acres cost more than Rs 70 crore
Panchkula, August 27
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has allotted 32 acres belonging to the Chandigarh Administration to six group housing societies. The land, worth more than Rs 70 crore, is in the proposed Sector 6 of Mansa Devi Complex.

Sharma ‘forged’ papers to get car
Chandigarh, August 27
The Chandigarh police slapped another case on the eyewitness-turned-suspect in the Shimla-girl rape case, Surinder Sharma, here today. He has, now, been accused of preparing a forged ration card and an income-tax statement to get a Tata Indica car financed from a Sector 35 company.

Buses buzz back on roads today
Chandigarh, August 27
The on-going impasse between bus contractors and various city schools ended, here today, after the UT Administration directed the bus contractors to ply school buses from tomorrow.

Huge kundi losses in ‘elite’ sectors
Chandigarh, August 27
Figures of line losses — largely occurring due to theft — in Sector 9-C, Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, Sector 18-A and Sector 42 to 55, have startled the Engineering wing of Chandigarh Administration. These are areas where the upper class and the middle class live.


PU students call off strike
Chandigarh, August 27
The ongoing crisis of no-classes in Panjab University's Law Department finally came to an end with the Students Organisation of Panjab University and the Panjab University Students Union calling off the strike.

Three new road links between city, SAS Nagar opened
Chandigarh, August 27
The flow of traffic between Chandigarh and SAS Nagar will be smooth as three new road links between the two cities were inaugurated by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today. The General also formally opened a green belt in Sector 48-A and promised that a green belt will be developed in Sector 47 within the coming months.
HOW ARE YOU? The UT Administrator, Lieut-General J.F.R. Jacob (retd), interacts with labourers at the opening of a bridge in Chandigarh
HOW ARE YOU? The UT Administrator, Lieut-General J.F.R. Jacob (retd), interacts with labourers at the opening of a bridge in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Beating children blue and black
HERE is rampant violation of children’s rights in most schools in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, including certain prestigious schools in Sector 26. Despite a ban on corporal punishment, teachers at these schools resort to slapping, tweaking of ears and other harsh methods to ‘discipline’ children, often for trivial offences.

  • Students’ agitation

  • Milkfed as market leader


CBI solves murder mystery
Father, kin killed girl for marrying against their wishes
Chandigarh, August 27
The Central Bureau of Investigation has solved a one-year-old case of mysterious disappearance of a 19-year-old married girl of Pakhana village in Karnal. The girl, Rajdeep, who was reported missing from her parents’ house in November, 2000, was murdered by her father and uncles.

A file photo of Amitoj Singh and Rajdeep Kaur
A file photo of Amitoj Singh and Rajdeep Kaur

Roadside cremation for Baltana dead
Zirakpur, August 27
For thousands of residents of Baltana and its surrounding areas, cremating the dead is turning out to be a horrifying experience. With the cremation ground (measuring about four acres) virtually lying unutilised due to massive growth of wild grass therein, Baltana residents are being forced to cremate dead bodies along the newly-built Baltana highway link road, much to their chagrin.
Parts of a partially burnt body lie near the Baltana highway link road, with the proper crematorium in the background
Parts of a partially burnt body lie near the Baltana highway link road, with the proper crematorium in the background. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

VB team visits MC office again
Seals accounts branch
SAS Nagar, August 27
A three-member team headed by the Chief Vigilance Officer, Department of Local Government, Punjab, made a surprise visit to the Municipal Council office here today. It is learnt that the officials sealed the accounts branch because the officials concerned were not available as two of them had been arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau yesterday on charges of corruption.

City Congress seeks CBI probe
Chandigarh, August 27
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee here today sought a CBI inquiry into the alleged involvement of senior local BJP leaders in the transfer of a piece of land from DAV school in Dera Bassi for a song and money changing hands in the rehabilitation attempt of marble market.

BJP denies trespassing on Heritage land
Chandigarh, August 27
The BJP today denied that its activists and leaders had trespassed on Heritage Society’s land, defiled a ‘havan kund’, intimidated the attendant and took away a tent of the society as alleged by the local Congress MP, Mr Pawan Bansal.

NCP demands Vidhan Sabha for UT
Chandigarh, August 27
The local unit of the Nationalist Congress Party here today urged Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to bring a bill in Parliament for the creation of a Vidhan Sabha in the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Remove Naik, say Cong men
Panchkula, August 27
Congress workers of Panchkula today demanded that the Union Petroleum Minister, Mr Ram Naik, be removed for his involvement in the petrol pump scam. This demand was made at a meeting of the party workers held under the leadership of Mr Chander Mohan, MLA from Kalka.

Fingerprints identified
Chandigarh, August 27
A fingerprint expert of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, New Delhi, Mr S.K. Chadha, today identified the fingerprints of the four accused alleged to be involved in the Beant Singh assassination case before the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla, in a special court in Model Burail Jail.

Dharna by PSIEC staff
Chandigarh, August 27
Employees of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation, in support of their demands, held a dharna in front of Udyog Bhavan, Sector 17, here today. The PSIEC Staff Association had reportedly submitted a list of their demands on August 12, but the association alleged the Managing Director had neither resolved the issue nor invited the association leaders for negotiation.
Members of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Staff Association stage a dharna in front of Udyog Bhavan in Sector 17
Members of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Staff Association stage a dharna in front of Udyog Bhavan in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Makwana made BSP convener
Chandigarh, August 27
Mr Rajender Makwana was today appointed convener of the local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for supervising reconstitution of a permanent local unit. This was announced here yesterday by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council member and in charge of the Chandigarh and Haryana units, Mr Narendra Kumar Kashyap.

Rain lashes city areas
Chandigarh, August 27
A heavy rain lashed parts of the city and its surrounding areas this afternoon. The sharp showers disrupted normal life for more than an hour. Schoolchildren returning home were affected the most by the rain.

A heavy downpour puts road users to inconvenience in Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon. — A Tribune photograph
A heavy downpour puts road users to inconvenience in Chandigarh


Two-year-old child’s fatal fall
Panchkula, August 27
A two-year-old child, Aanchal, died after she fell while peeping out of a first-floor window of her Sector 9 house today. The child received serious injuries on her head and was referred to PGI, where she succumbed to her injuries. She was the only child of her parents.

  • One killed
  • Liquor seized
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Two booked
  • Jawan ends life
  • Cartridges found
  • Theft cases
  • Injured
  • Arrested

Woman succumbs to burns
SAS Nagar, August 27
A 27-year-old woman, who tried to take her life yesterday by setting her clothes on fire after pouring kerosene on herself, died at the PGI, Chandigarh, today.

4 booked in clash case
Dera Bassi, August 27
The police has booked four youths for their involvement in a clash in which eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, outside the local Government College yesterday.


Welcome bash for NIFD freshers
Chandigarh, August 27
Even a heavy shower towards the afternoon failed to dampen the spirit of freshers, who made the National Institute of Fashion Design’s freshers’ party look like some show straight out of a ‘wild and wacky sequence’. Thoroughly living up to the theme of the party which, unlike many welcome bashes that happen around, was a massive affair of glamour, the freshers had actually dressed up wildly enough to attract attention.
Students of the NIFD dance at a freshers’ party in Hotel Shivalikview, Chandigarh
Students of the NIFD dance at a freshers’ party in Hotel Shivalikview, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

Students appeal to Jacob
Chandigarh, August 27
Criticising a change in policy by the National Council, Delhi, which led to 73 students failing and 49 getting a reappear, the students of the Hotel Management Institute, Sector 42, today urged the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), to intervene into the issue. In a letter to the Administrator, the protesting students demanded that the result should be revised as per the old policy under which pass marks were increased from 35 per cent to 40 per cent.

  • Talent search

  • Freshers’ party

  • Blood donation


Devotional music touches young hearts
Chandigarh, August 27
If you derive solace from devotional music, then, Sharma Bandhu are what you need. ‘Bhajan’ by the group educate, entertain and cleanse the soul. Students who heard this music during a performance in the Sector 32 GGD SD College had such an experience. The music of Sharma Bandhu appeals to persons of all age groups and religions.


Dr C. P. Bansal C. P. Bansal is Director Health Services
Chandigarh, august 27
The UT Administration today appointed Dr C. P. Bansal as the Director Health Services. Dr Bansal is presently the seniormost Additional Director, Punjab Health Services. He will take charge from Dr Rameshwar Chander, who will be retiring by the end of the month.

Mohali patient tests positive for cholera
Chandigarh, August 27
Out of the 11 gastroenteritis cases admitted to the General Hospital and Government Medical College and Hospital today, one patient from Mohali, has tested positive for cholera. Giving this information, Director, Health Services, Dr Rameshwar Chander, said that all the three persons admitted to GMCH, with gastroenteritis were from Mohali.


Gurdial Singh BhanguOur team deserved it: Bhangu
Chandigarh, August 27
Gurdial Singh Bhangu is one man whose name now has become synonymous with women hockey in India. Bhangu, chief national coach of the women hockey team was here in the city to receive commendation certificate in appreciation of his services for the gold medal winning Indian women hockey team in the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Manchester. The award was given by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh.

DAV boys, Sarvhitkari girls win titles
Chandigarh, August 27
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in the boys’ section and Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, in the girls’ section were the winners in the final of the third Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament played here today in SD Public School, Sector 32. Mr Yog Raj Sachdeva, Regional Officer, CBSE, Chandigarh, gave away the prizes.

  • Junior football

  • Fitness coaching camp

  • St Kabir’s Trophy


Khadi board staff want salaries released
Chandigarh, August 27
Employees of the Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board today held a rally in front of the board’s office to protest against the non-payment of salaries for the past eight months. Earlier, they had given an ultimatum to the government to release the salaries by August 26.

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