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Constable kills son, self
Naya Gaon, May 31
A constable of the Chandigarh Police, Heera Lal, 35, shot dead his elder son, Praveen, 12, and later killed himself using his 9 mm service pistol here this morning. His wife, Rajwanti, was also injured and is currently recuperating at the PGI, Chandigarh.
An Inspector of the Punjab Police inspects the spot where constable Heera Lal (inset) shot dead his son at his house in Naya Goan on Saturday
An Inspector of the Punjab Police inspects the spot where constable Heera Lal (inset) shot dead his son at his house in Naya Goan on Saturday

Pak spy had sensitive information
Chandigarh, May 31
Highly sensitive information pertaining to military deployment and battle formations in the country was being possessed by the Pakistani national and two others, arrested by the Chandigarh Police earlier this year.

Carry a smart card to PU
Chandigarh, May 31
You cannot enter laboratories handling sophisticated laboratory equipment on the Panjab University campus if you are not carrying a smart card. Sounds incredible, but it is true that certain laboratories in the University Centre for Instrumentation in Microelectronics Central Instrumentation Laboratory Scientific Analytical Instrumentation Facility and the University Scientific Instrumentation Centre have incorporated the Smart card system at the entrance.

Teachers call for boycott of summer classes
Chandigarh, May 31
Government school teachers are on the warpath and are unwilling to relent. Calling for a boycott of all summer classes, the Government Teachers’ Union decided to hold a rally at Masjid Ground in Sector 20 on June 2 instead of reporting for duty at their respective schools.

WHO survey on tobacco addiction
PGI plans to cover 100 schools in region

Chandigarh, May 31
As part of a WHO-funded global youth tobacco survey, to study use of tobacco among teenagers, the Pulmonary Medicine Department at PGI will cover more than 100 schools in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

The No-Tobacco-Day theme goes up in smoke in one of the colonies in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

The No-Tobacco-Day theme goes up in smoke in one of the colonies in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Awareness campaigns held
Chandigarh, May 31
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day today, more than 500 students participated in different rallies organised by Drug Awareness and Counselling Centre of the Servants of the People Society in collaboration with the Tobacco Cessation Clinic, PGI.


City residents throng hill stations as mercury rises
Chandigarh, May 31
With the rise in mercury and commencement of summer vacations in schools, city residents are thronging hill stations in Himachal Pradesh to save themselves from the scorching heat. A number of businessmen, school and college teachers have already reached there with their families to enjoy the cool breeze.

How effective is shramdaan?
Chandigarh, May 31
Even as shramdaan — manual voluntary desilting of Sukhna Lake — began yesterday experts have been questioning the purpose it solves. For the Chandigarh Administration, discontinuing the shramdaan means admitting that this serves no purpose.

Heat wave unabated
Chandigarh, May 31
Heat conditions remained unabated in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today with the mercury hovering between two to four degrees above normal, as Hisar and Amritsar touched a high of 44.2°C each.

Weekly grant to MCs in lieu of octroi
SAS Nagar, May 31
Civic bodies will be given grant on a weekly basis in lieu of octroi that will be abolished in the state from July 1. The income of the various civic bodies in the state had been got assessed in this regard.

Chargesheet SE, CBI asks CHB
Chandigarh, May 31
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recommended that a Superintending Engineer of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), Mr G.S. Rosha, be chargesheeted for allegedly committing irregularities while appointing a junior engineer during his tenure as the Superintending Hospital Engineer, PGI.

Raids to check power theft
Chandigarh, May 31
Teams of the Chandigarh Police raided the premises of six units in Industrial Area here this evening after receiving information from the Electricity Department about power theft. The case is being investigated by the crime branch of the police.

‘Regularise need-based changes in houses’
Chandigarh, May 31
The former MP and senior leader of the BJP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, has demanded that need-based changes, including rooms constructed in the courtyards of houses by thousands of city residents, should be regularised.

Local enthusiasts photograph eclipse
Chandigarh, May 31
The local Northern Cross Astronomical Observatory today observed the solar eclipse and photographed the whole event.

Shiv Mandir elections
Chandigarh, May 31
Taking up a petition filed by the president of Shiv Mandir and Dharamshala in Phase IX of SAS Nagar, Rakesh Kumar, seeking adequate security during the committee elections, Mr Justice K.C. Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the State of Punjab, Ropar’s Senior Superintendent of Police, besides two other respondents, to see that no untoward incident tool place during the time of the polls.

Sweepers’ protest
Chandigarh, May 31
Protesting against the MC move to privatise sanitation work in the city, sweepers of local Municipal Corporation today littered garbage in front of the residence of a local councillor PC Sanghi in Sector-21.

Student consumes insecticide
Panchkula, May 31
Gaurav, a student of B. Com (IInd year), was rushed to the General Hospital today, after he reportedly consumed an insecticide.


Self-immolation bid
Panchkula, May 31
A 34-year-old man, Suresh Kumar, attempted self immolation at his house in Railly village this morning, while he was in an inebriated condition. He was rescued by his father, Des Raj, who then turned him over to the police.

3 held on theft charge, remanded
SAS Nagar, May 31
The police here has arrested three persons allegedly responsible for a large number of minor thefts in SAS Nagar and Chandigarh. Two cycles, one car and a large number of copper water taps and some other copper sanitary fittings have been recovered from their possession.


CII mission explores opportunities in Iraq
Chandigarh, May 31
The CII mission concluded its three-day mission to Kuwait on Thursday. While the mission primarily focused on exploring the role of Indian companies in partnering in the reconstruction programme in Iraq, members had several meetings with the industry, experts and trade bodies in Kuwait, as well as company-specific one-to-one meetings with Kuwaiti companies.

Ray of hope for prospective immigrants
Chandigarh, May 31
More than one lakh prospective Canadian immigrants, who were disadvantaged by the rough deal of the Citizenship and Immigration Department of Canada (CIC), were likely to be benefited from the landmark judgement given by Justice Kelen in Dragon vs. Canada recently, which has helped 102 applicants’ cases to be assessed under the old rules, said Col. B.S. Sandhu, Managing Director, World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), an immigration consultancy agency, here today.

Dayalbagh exhibition inaugurated
Chandigarh, May 31
A two-day exhibition of products of Dayalbagh manufacturing units was inaugurated by Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, at Radha Soami Satsang Bhavan, Sector 35-C, here today.

Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, UT, visits an exhibition of products of Dayalbagh manufacturing units at Radha Soami Satsang Bhavan, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, UT, visits an exhibition of products of Dayalbagh manufacturing units at Radha Soami Satsang Bhavan, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh, on Saturday.


Students throng CII fair
Chandigarh, May 31
The Alternatives-2003 Career Fair organised at the CII here is attracting good response from the students as well as their parents. The fair was inaugurated by Mr O.P. Verma, Administrator of the Chandigarh, on Thursday and would continue till June1.

Splendid show by Saupin’s
Chandigarh, May 31
Saupin’s School, Chandigarh, took a summer break after a splendid show organised in the school on Saturday.

Children of Saupin’s School in Chandigarh display their projects at a workshop on Saturday.

Children of Saupin’s School in Chandigarh display their projects at a workshop on Saturday.

BBA, BCA results today
Chandigarh, May 31
Panjab University will tomorrow declare results of the annual examination of Bachelor of Business Administration BBA (I), BBA (III) and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA I) conducted in April earlier this year, an official press note said here today.


1,675 cases disposed of at Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, May 31
As many as 1,675 cases were disposed of, while Rs 37.48 lakh was awarded as compensation to litigants in MACT (Motor Accident Claims Tribunal) cases at a Special Lok Adalat organised in the District Courts here today. Besides, the lok adalat also realised Rs 1,10,000 as fine in 1405 summary cases.

The UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, and the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C. L. Mohal, solve cases at a Special Lok Adalat in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
The UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, and the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C. L. Mohal, solve cases at a Special Lok Adalat in Chandigarh on Saturday.


Plaza Carnival concludes
Chandigarh, May 31
Non-stop dance to the tune of old and recent hit songs marked the concluding show of Plaza Carnival at Sector 17 here this evening. As about 50 local dancers put their best foot forward, the organisers too left no stone unturned to make the show special by giving special sound and light effect to the dance floor to suit the occasion. Variety was the hallmark of the show today. The two-and-half-hour programme showcased about 30 dance items ranging from traditional folk to modern remixes both in solo and group category.

“Pyar hua ekraar hua —”: Artistes dance to the tune of an old Hindi hit song at Plaza Carnival in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Pyar hua ekraar hua

Urmila stands out in ‘Bhoot’
espite certain chinks in the overall packaging, ‘Bhoot’ (Jagat and Suraj, Panchkula) stands out in terms of slickness and terseness of presentation in terms of storyline and characterisation rarely attempted in the Bollywood arena.


Tele-medicine project soon to be reality
SAS Nagar, May 31
The much awaited ‘telemedicine’ project of the Ministry of Information Technology undertaken by the Centre for Design and Advanced Computing (CDAC) here, may just take some more time to start. With the first set of in-hospital trials successfully over at the PGI, Chandigarh, the users have demanded an additional element of tele-education to be a part of the project.

Free medical camp at Sohana
Chandigarh, May 31
A free mega check-up camp will be organised by Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital, Sohana, tomorrow (Sunday). Free consultation will be provided by expert doctors in the field of ENT (Dr Vinay Gupta, MS) and general medicine (Dr Sachinder Kaur, MD, Medicine) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stress takes its toll on youth
Chandigarh May, 31
Faulty education system, coupled with parental expectations and teachers’ callousness, is taking its toll on the lives of the city’s youth. Unable to cope up with the pressure, suicide has become the last resort for these stressed-out souls. A sudden spurt in the number of suicides, over 50 during the past six months, has brought into focus the problem of stress among city youth, who end up taking their life.

Camp for thalassaemic patients
Chandigarh May, 31
More than 185 persons donated blood at a camp jointly organised by Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association, PGI and the State Bank of India.


Isha, Inayat clinch tennis titles
Chandigarh, May 31
Isha Toor, a class XI student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, and Inayat Khosla, a Class VII student of Vivek High School, Sector 38, both trainees at the Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, swept away with the titles in girls under-18 and under-14 sections, respectively, in the AITA junior tennis tour talent series tennis meet which concluded today at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium, Sector 10. Mr M.Ramsekhar, Secretary of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, along with his wife gave away the prizes.

Haryana Tourism XI win
Panchkula, May 31
All round performance by Ankush Mittal, who scored 48 runs and took two wickets for 23 runs, enabled Haryana Tourism XI to beat Chaman Lal DAV Coaching Centre by 14 runs in the IInd Haryana Tourism Cup League Cricket Tournament at Satluj Public School in Sector 4 here.


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