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Fresh water, sewerage pipes continue to run parallel
Second cholera case from Mauli Jagran
Chandigarh, July 5
Even after official confirmation of 33 per cent faecal contamination in the drinking water of most of the slum colonies in the city at the time of outbreak of cholera last year, the situation remains the same as no efforts have been made to distance out parallel pipes carrying sewerage and water.

PU Senate to discuss  fee hike today
Chandigarh, July 5
Will Panjab University be able to revert the fee hike recently announced by the Punjab Government in respect of various courses being offered on the varsity campus and at its affiliated colleges?


Heavy monsoon showers in city, suburbs
Chandigarh, July 5
The city and adjoining areas in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh received heavy monsoon showers today, causing a steep fall in the maximum temperatures. The maximum temperature fell by 11°C as compared to yesterday's temperature in Ambala, in Patiala by 10.3°C, Ludhiana 9.6°C and in Chandigarh by 8°C.

Boys enjoy monsoon showers in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Boys enjoy monsoon showers in Chandigarh

Now colour blues for  vehicle owners
Chandigarh, July 5
Vehicle owners in the city and its surrounding towns might be fuming at the Chandigarh Administration’s move ordering them to get their addresses changed in the registration certificates (RCs) of their vehicles, but they should now be ready to make sure that the colour of their vehicle is the same as mentioned in the registration certificate, if the staff at the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) is to be believed.

Shifted to Panchkula? Pay road tax again
Panchkula, July 5
Even as the office of the Subdivisional Magistrate (SDM) here is all set to deal with the rush of residents wanting to get their addresses changed in the registration certificates (RCs) of their vehicles, the State Transport Authority has said that vehicle owners will have to pay road tax for the balance period, besides the transfer fee.


Stricter than men in khakhis
Chandigarh, July 5
They are policemen in the making. Prominent in their orange jackets, a group of students streamline traffic and manage public single-handedly at the admission venue for plus one classes of government schools in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23. On duty since last week, ever since the admission process began, these students have been hand-picked for the job from Government School in Sector 37, which has a National Service Scheme(NSS) contingent. The hot, sultry weather is no deterrent for these boys. Fired with a desire to perform, the new-found power is giving them a perpetual high.

27 per cent fall in crime
Chandigarh, July 5
Residents of the city can feel more secure if the figures of crime reported this year are to be believed. The incidents of crime reported during the past six months have registered a decrease of around 27 per cent as compared to the corresponding months last year.

Accustomed to live with dirt
Chandigarh, July 5
An estimated 1,000 houses along an open drain in the largest slum of the city, Colony Number 5, have learnt to live with the mosquito and fly menace and the diseases caused by them despite the authorities claiming to have taken measures to contain it.

Sewerage system fails, residents fear epidemic
SAS Nagar, July 5
Residents of Phase 3B2 have complained to the Public Health Department here that failure of the sewerage system in the area has led to rain water entering their houses.

Vehicle breaker? The deplorable condition of the road leading from the city to Phase IX, Industrial Area, SAS Nagar. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
Vehicle breaker?

Now Beant memorial awaits contractor
Chandigarh, July 4
The much delayed Beant Singh memorial project in Sector 42, here, now awaits a contractor, to finish the project. An agreement with the previous contractor was scrapped last week following a dispute over the release of payments.

Afforestation must
ater, which helps to sustain life on this planet, is becoming scarce day by day. Despite water being an important gift of God, its conservation has not gained importance.

New courses for jail inmates
Chandigarh, July 5
With a view to make jail inmates better citizens of society, the UT Deputy Commissioner-cum-IG (Prison), Mr Arun Kumar, today inaugurated two vocational courses, radio and television technician and electrician technician, in the Model Burail Jail, here today. The courses would be conducted by the UT Jan Shikshan Sansthan in collaboration with the UT Administration.

BJP function


Don’t leave money in parked vehicle!
Chandigarh, July 5
Beware! You could be the next to lose your money if you think it is safe to leave it in your vehicle at a parking lot. Several incidents of money being stolen from vehicles at parking lots have been reported in the city in the past few days.

Cop’s son killed in accident
Chandigarh, July 5
A minor son of a constable of the Chandigarh police died after being hit by a truck near Colony No.5, late last night. The 15-year-old victim, Vinod Kumar, a ninth class student of a school in Burail, was going on a scooter when the speeding truck hit him near a mandir on Vikas Marg.


No permanent address, no connection, says Reliance
Chandigarh, July 5
In its zeal to expand its customer base, Reliance Infocomm Limited (RIL) has given handsets to a number of jhuggi and slum dwellers who have no permanent address in the city after the demolition of their houses by the authorities. According to government instructions, the connections cannot be activated without verifying the bona fides of the applicants.


Creating a culture of accelerators in varsities
Chandigarh, July 5
Prof H.S. Hans may be 80 but he is certainly not out. A former Professor and Head of the Physics Department at Panjab University here, he remains as passionately committed to his love for nuclear physics as ever.

No more science seats in model schools
Chandigarh, July 5
Admissions to the science stream in the 12 government model schools got over today at a cut-off percentage of 65.8 while two ordinary schools of Sector 20 and 27 still have a few seats left between them.

CBSE to hold compartment examinations
Chandigarh, July 5
CBSE compartment examination 2003 of the All-India Senior School Certificate (Class XII) and All-India Secondary School (Class X) will start on July 29. The Class XII examination will be held on July 29, while Class X examination will continue till August 5 under the Chandigarh region.


20 PNB cases settled
Chandigarh, July 5
Twenty cases were settled and Rs 7.96 lakh was awarded as compensation to litigants in the Special Lok Adalat organised by the State Legal Services Authorities (SLSA) on its premises in Sector 9, here today.

CT scan tender: HC issues notice
Chandigarh, July 5
Issuing notice of motion, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed that the opening of tenders regarding CT scan facility in Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital would be subject to the final decision of the writ petition.


High on action, low  on substance
CHANDIGARH: It gets shriller by the minute. An hour of shrieks and screams and one wonders whether one has come to a movie theatre or a war zone. With guns blazing, shoulder-fired rockets blowing army trucks to smithereens and buildings getting reduced to rubble, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (KC) comes as a relentless audio-visual assault on nerves. High on adrenaline and low on substance, the sequel is an assortment of absurdities.

Drew Barrymore in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”
Drew Barrymore in “Charlie’s Angels

Balwant Gargi’s plays staged 
Theatre festival from July 28 to 30
Chandigarh, July 5
This evening brought alive the memory of Balwant Gargi, the man who rose Punjabi theatre to new heights. Coming together on a common platform, three organisations — the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the Chandigarh School of Drama and the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi — presented two famous Punjabi plays of Gargi.
A scene from one of the Balwant Gargi’s plays staged at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
A scene from one of the Balwant Gargi’s plays staged at Punjab Kala Bhavan


Isha Toor bags AITA title
Chandigarh, July 5
As expected, Isha Toor, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, showed her mettle in disposing off spirited Alipt Sandhu to walk away with the coveted under-18 girls singles title in the Fort Saint Soldiers Total Tennis AITA Junior Talent Series Championship, concluded today at Saint Soldiers Divine Public School, Sector 16, Panchkula.
Winners all smiles in the St Soldier’s AITA Junior Talent Tennis meet at Panchkula
Winners all smiles in the St Soldier’s AITA Junior Talent Tennis meet at Panchkula on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Local boys win medals at Special Olympics
Chandigarh, July 5
“Let me win but if I cannot, let me be brave in the attempt.” This is the slogan of the Special Olympics organising committee. Two local children — Prabhjot Singh, a resident of Sector 11, Chandigarh, and Varun Singla, a resident of Sector 7, Panchkula — not only made a brave attempt to participate in the World Special Olympics but also won medals. 


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