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RLA gives reprieve on RC issue
Chandigarh, July 8
Waking up from its slumber, the Chandigarh Administration has found a way out of the problem of changing addresses in the registration certificates of vehicles.

People crowd the RLA office in Chandigarh People crowd the RLA office in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Only 300 persons can get their RCs with changed addresses in a day at the office. — A Tribune photograph

Medical, engineering seats for sale
Chandigarh, July 8
An admission racket in professional courses, including medical and engineering institutions in different states, has been unearthed by the Chandigarh Police.


Cable operators fall to MC pressure
Chandigarh, July 8
Cable operators of Chandigarh have started depositing dues of tax imposed on them by the municipal corporation on the account of ground rent for fixing poles and laying wires on the municipal land.

New CTU buses stand unoperational
CTU unions allege daily loss of Rs 2 lakh
Chandigarh, July 8
About 35 new buses, recently included in the fleet of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, have become a major cause of tension for members of CTU unions. On some account, the 35 buses in question, although included in the CTU fleet, have not yet been sent on route.

Some of the buses recently acquired by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking remain parked in the CTU workshop in the Industrial Area, Chandigarh. — Photo Pawan Sharma
Some of the buses recently acquired by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking remain parked in the CTU workshop

Beat police to keep watch on public land
Chandigarh, July 8
In view of the anti-encroachment drive launched by the Chandigarh Administration in the city, the Chandigarh police has been asked to keep vigil on the land which has recently been cleared of encroachments. Any effort by encroachers to repossess the land will also be checked by the police.


‘Scheme for utilising Ghaggar waters soon’
Panchkula, July 8
Panchkula will be developed as the most beautiful city in the country and the state government will allocate maximum funds for the development. This was announced by Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, MLA, Rori, on the concluding day of his two-day visit to the satellite town.

Tourism industry set for upswing
Chandigarh, July 8
The UT Administration is making a determined effort to pull the tourism industry in the City Beautiful out of the doldrums it had fallen into during the past few years due to factors beyond its control.

In search of a kidney donor
Chandigarh, July 8
It is not just the task of raising Rs 1.75 lakh for surgery which is weighing on the mind of Mr Dharam Vir Goyal, a photographer from Ambala, but also arranging a kidney donor who can help save his life. Suffering from an acute kidney problem for the past six months, Mr Goyal has to undergo dialysis twice a week. “Since my parents are too old to donate their kidney and my sister is suffering from diabetes, there is none in the family who can come to my rescue,” he says.

Mr Dharam Vir Goyal, whose life depends on the availability of a kidney donor, with his wife, Sunita, at the PGI.

Mr Dharam Vir Goyal, whose life depends on the availability of a kidney donor, with his wife, Sunita, at the PGI

Environmentalists have warned that the next war would be due to water. Water resources are depleting in many developing countries, including India. Staying and studying in Dubai since birth, I know how expensive drinking water in Dubai can get since it has to be desalinated whereas India is lucky to have natural resources.


Crime branch searches Media Ad Link’s office
Chandigarh, July 8
The crime branch of the local police today conducted a search at the Sector 35 office of a Delhi-based company, Media Ad Link, after a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy was registered against it yesterday. The company has allegedly cheated several residents of the city by promising their children a modelling career. A case under Sections 420 and 120 B of the IPC was registered against Ms Bhawna Karir, Delhi-based owner of the company, and Ms Monica Sethi, in charge of the local branch of the company.

A blacksmith tries to open the door of a cabin in Sector 35, Chandigarh, from where Media Ad Link was running its “child modelling racket” . — A Tribune photogarph

A blacksmith tries to open the door of a cabin in Sector 35, Chandigarh

Lawyer missing
Chandigarh, July 8
Parminder Jit Singh Khurana, a lawyer who had filed a public interest litigation on behalf of a social organisation in the Punjab Public Service Commission recruitment scam, has been missing since last evening. His car was found in Sector 17 today.


MLA launches campaign for better school results
SAS Nagar, July 8
Government High School in Bakarpur village, near here, with the lowest pass percentage of 8 in this year’s matriculation examination in Ropar district, came under the media glare when the Punjab Deputy Speaker, Mr Birdevinder Singh, launched a vigorous campaign to prick the conscience of teachers for failing in their duty.

Commerce hot favourite in SAS Nagar
SAS Nagar, July 8
Admission to Class XI are going on in full swing at the only Government Senior Secondary School here. The authorities say they are witnessing a greater rush for the commerce stream as compared to other courses.

GIFE to have branch at Panchkula
Chandigarh, July 8
The management of the Graduate Institute for Further Education of Australia has decided to open a branch of its institute at Panchkula. Admissions for the first "certification III course in hospitality" (Asian cookery) have already started and the classes will begin on August 4.

Restart arts stream, urge parents
Panchkula, July 8
Parents of the Class XI students (arts) of ACC DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, have complained that their wards have been left to fend for themselves as the school has now decided to discontinue the arts stream.

HE temperature of a substance is the degree of hotness or coldness of the substance. A hot substance is said to have a high temperature, while a cold substance is said to have a low temperature. In scientific terms, the temperature of a substance is an indicator of the average kinetic energy of the molecules of the substance.


Gupta’s remand extended
Chandigarh, July 8
Jalandhar’s suspended District and Sessions Judge R.M. Gupta was yesterday further remanded in judicial custody till July 9 by a local court in a corruption case registered against him by the CBI.


Glitz & glamour

Bridging the gulf between India and Pakistan through
fashion show
A cultural exchange with a difference took place between India and Pakistan when Bridal Asia, the flagship event of the Delhi-based Services International, organized a glittering fashion show at Karachi, tracing the age-old cultural links between the two neighbours, who have been at loggerheads with each other for nearly half a century now.

Fashion passion: (from left to right) Andleeb Rana, Divya Gurwara, Ritu Kumar, JJ Valaya, Anamika Khanna, Bunto Kazmi and Samra Niazi at a fashion show in Karachi
Fashion passion

New trends
Devdas around your neck
LL you movie buffs eager to imitate the stars twinkling on the silver screen, here is some good news. You too can walk into a bash with long and solid earrings worn by Chandramukhi and Paro in Devdas. Yes, it is true.


‘Cancer Atlas’ within 2 years
Chandigarh, July 8
Based on data collected from 200 premier medical institutes in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research will prepare the first ever ‘Cancer Atlas’ to assess the magnitude and pattern of cancer prevalence in India.


Raghav finishes 2nd in Amit Verma Golf
Chandigarh, July 8
Ten-year-old K. Raghav Bandhari, a student of St John’s High School, finished Ist runner-up in the Amit Verma Memorial Junior/Subjunior Golf Championship held at the Delhi Golf Club.


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