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CBI sleuths check PGI Engineering Wing records
Chandigarh, August 5
The Engineering Wing of the PGI is once again attracting the attention of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), whose sleuths today spent the entire day collecting documents from the electrical division and vigilance cell of the institute.

Zoo staff pampers royal cub

Chhat Bir (Patiala), August 5
Staff of the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park here is busy these days looking after the zoo’s royal kid, a two-month-old female white tiger cub born to a Royal Bengal tigress in the zoo.

The two-month-old female white tiger cub cuddles up to its mother in Chhat Bir Zoo on Tuesday.
The two-month-old female white tiger cub cuddles up to its mother in Chhat Bir Zoo on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Karam Singh


Move to collect funds for upkeep of parks
Chandigarh, August 5
The Municipal Corporation (MC) is mooting a scheme to collect Rs 10 per month from each household in the city. These funds would be put at the disposal of residents welfare associations of each sector to help them maintain parks in their respective areas.

HC seeks report on raising of dam height
Chandigarh, August 5
Taking up the save Sukhana Lake case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Chandigarh Administration and other respondents to submit a detailed report and produce relevant record “connected with the raising of the dam’s height”.Gp Capt J.S. Kahlon (retd)

Invincible till the end
SAS Nagar, August 5
A pall of gloom fell on the house of Gp Capt J.S. Kahlon (retd) in Sector 71 here as news of his death in a helicopter crash along with four Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir was received this morning.

Sculpted wetland pulsates with life
Chandigarh, August 5
When the neglected stretch of land lying between the Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI) and the Municipal Nursery in Sector 26 was chosen for rainwater harvesting some time back, no one had an idea about the potential of the site.

Beautiful varieties of lotus procured from Kashmir bloom in the wetland lying between TTTI and the Municipal Nursery in Sector 26. The site will shortly sport the first weather observatory (seen in the background) of Chandigarh.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Beautiful varieties of lotus procured from Kashmir bloom in the wetland lying between TTTI and the Municipal Nursery in Sector 26

Open sale of army uniforms in market
Chandigarh, August 5
The recent incidents of terrorists attacking security installations wearing military uniforms has once again focused attention on the unchecked sale of army uniforms and accessories in the civilian market.

Zero-silt plan for Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, August 5
An Haryana irrigation expert has come up with the model of a plan which, he says, could offer the “final solution” to the problem of silting in the Sukhna Lake.

A shopkeeper in Sector 17 removes burnt clothes from his shop which caught fire on TuesdayShort-circuit causes fire in shop
Chandigarh, August 5
Clothes worth almost Rs 25 lakh were saved from being burnt in a fire caused due to a short-circuit at SCO 116 in Sector 17. However, clothes worth over Rs 10,000 were burnt in the fire. The firemen had to break open the lock and glass of the shop after they got information that smoke was emanating from the shop in the morning. Jeans and school bags kept in the shop had caught fire by the time the operation to extinguish it was launched by the Fire Wing of the Municipal Corporation.

A shopkeeper in Sector 17 removes burnt clothes from his shop which caught fire on Tuesday in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph


MC passes items as Oppn walks out

Panchkula, August 5
The 18-member majority of the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in the municipal council today passed all but one item on the agenda of the council meeting even as the 11 councillors belonging to the Congress and BJP, led by MLA Chander Mohan, staged a walkout over the issue of holding elections for the proposed sub-committees.

BJP and Congress councillors, led by MLA Chander Mohan, stage a walkout from the MC House meeting at Panchkula on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

BJP and Congress councillors, led by MLA Chander Mohan, stage a walkout from the MC House

New order to hit Mohali developmental works
SAS Nagar, August 5
The government order which gives 60 days’ time to the authorities concerned to give approval to resolutions cleared by civic bodies during monthly meetings is going to adversely affect the developmental works here.

It still hasn’t poured much
Chandigarh, August 5
Asked to comment on the monsoon, most of us would say it had been good. However, meteorological records indicate that this has been the second consecutive year when it did not rain much in July.

Family dreads monsoon
Chandigarh, August 5
Occupants of house 1300 in Sector 23 dread monsoon because the authorities concerned have failed to repair the roof damaged when a tree came down on it months ago.

Anwar Ali on minority morcha panel
Chandigarh, August 5
Dr Anwar Ali has been appointed member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP Minority Morcha from the city for the second consecutive term.


Mobile phone snatchers held
Chandigarh, August 5
A youth, Varun Sabra, who tried to run away after snatching a mobile phone from a girl student of Panjab University in Sector 15 this afternoon, was overpowered by passersby. His accomplice, Sandeep Rawat of Sector 45, who had fled, was later arrested. Sabra and Rawat have been caught for similar offences earlier as well. The police said more cases of snatching were likely to be solved with their arrests.


Glam doll Rajeshwari shoots for game show
Chandigarh, August 5
It was not just a free flow of goodies but the energy that flew from the Zee TV production team along with the glamourous presence of actress-singer Rajeshwari which converted Bhatia’s International Super Market in Sector 35 into the most happening place today. “Tide- Khel Khel Mein”, the programme canned by the team, took the participants through a maze of fun games, allowing each of its participants to bring out the child in him.

Actress Rajeshwari at the shooting of the “Tide-Khel Khel Mein” game show at Bhatia’s International Super Market in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Actress Rajeshwari at the shooting of the 'Tide-Khel Khel Mein' game show at Bhatia’s International Super Market in Sector 35


Heads of 14 schools transferred
Chandigarh, August 5
The UT Education Department transferred heads of 14 government schools here today after the Department Promotion Committee (DPC) had approved the promotions of officiating heads. The transfers, though expected, were delayed on account of a pending lawsuit. With the case now over, the DPC met to approve the promotions.


District Courts
Judicial custody for 2 student leaders

Chandigarh, August 5
The two activists of Haryana Students Association Satinder Dahiya and Dharmender Balhara, president and chairman of the HSA, were remanded in judicial custody by a local court today. Meanwhile the court has also issued a notice to the state to file reply on the bail application moved by these two activists.

Bar council notice to 23 advocates
Chandigarh, August 5
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana here today issued show-cause notices to 23 advocates, who had allegedly produced fake law degrees for obtaining council’s licence. The advocates have been asked to explain “why their names may not be removed from the roll of the Bar Council”.


Zakir a promoter of Urdu
Chandigarh, August 5
The luminous radiance of Kashmiri Lal Zakir’s words ensures that you carry the obsession of Urdu home. Seated amidst divine chaos that defines the space of his performance as a litterateur, Zakir infects you with his old world charm. And as he drops the veil on 84 years of his life, you are left to handle memories that are overpowering with their outstanding legacy.

Dancing with umbrellas in the rains
LL you guys and gals eager to venture out of your house in the imprisoning rain, forget all about buying those unimpressive black umbrellas, or the ones with massive floral prints. Go in for something trendy instead, please.

New trends
Brightening up your home
EPUTED to be the oldest electrical goods showroom in the City Beautiful, Luxmi Electric Co. in Sector 22-C has undergone a metamorphosis. The showroom which has completed 25 years this year, combines taste and modern ambience with a mind boggling range of the latest in the field of electrical goods, appliances and fittings.


Unofficially, more suffer from HIV
Chandigarh, August 5
Deadly facts about HIV: In the region more people are suffering from the disease than given out by the authorities. Officially, there are just 765 patients in the region. Off the record, the authorities admit the number is higher. Moreover, anti retro viral medicines for the treatment of the patients are still costly.


Ershad, Suguna pocket carrom titles
Chandigarh, August 5
Mohammed Ershad thrashed Parminder Singh, 25-6, 25-12, while Suguna Dewan of the Sector 16 Government Model Senior Secondary School had to toil hard to beat Saroj Chandel (RBI), 25-4, 5-25, 25-3 in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively, in the sixth St. Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament here today. The meet was organised by St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, under the aegis of the Chandigarh Carrom Association.


UTI counters to issue PAN cards
Chandigarh, August 5
The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, North-West region, Mr Vijay Khanna, today said the existing assessee who had earlier been allotted a Permanent Account Number (PAN), but were still to get the PAN card, could now apply at the centres opened by the Unit Trust of India (UTI).


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