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Coke, Pepsi bottles seized
Chandigarh, August 7
Though the UT Food and Health authorities today swung into action and seized samples of Coke, Pepsi and other carbonated drinks from the bottling plant in Darua and other public places in the city, but in the absence of micro-testing facility at the Punjab and Haryana laboratories, other agencies having such sophisticated equipment are being approached.

Protests against Coke and Pepsi were out in the open Protests against Coke and Pepsi were out in the open as students of DAV College, Sector 10, spilled cold drinks in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Yeh dil maange no more!
Chandigarh, August 7
The youths who once branded Pepsi and Coke as kings are now spearheading campaign against these in their colleges.


Euro standards for soft drinks sought
Chandigarh, August 7
The controversy over the presence of pesticides and insecticides in soft drinks of major brands like Coke and Pepsi have shaken the faith of the people in the MNC brands.

Warrant Officer meets NRI girl at YPS
Parents allege illegal confinement
SAS Nagar, August 7
Following directions by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a warrant officer visited Yadvindra Public School here to meet a Canadian citizen, Japneet Kaur, a Class X student of the school.

Plan to build dam on Ghaggar
Panchkula, August 7
The Irrigation Department, Haryana, has forwarded a proposal to the state government for constructing a dam on river Ghaggar near Diwanwala village here. The estimated cost of constructing it is Rs 72 crore.



Mixed response  to SC ruling  on strike
Chandigarh, August 7
The Supreme Court ruling which gave government employees no fundamental, statutory or moral right to strike work has drawn flak from various sections of the employees’ unions in the region.

Bandh against Rent Act may be total
Chandigarh, August 7
The Commercial Tenants Association’s protest against an amendment to the Rent Act tomorrow is likely to be total. The Association claims every shopkeeper, restaurteur, doctor, chemist, architect and chartered accountant will respond to the bandh call.

Members of the coordination committee of paramedical and health employees, Punjab, agitate in support of their demands
Members of the coordination committee of paramedical and health employees, Punjab, agitate in support of their demands in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Forest Department organises sapling plantation drive
Chandigarh, August 7
A sapling plantation drive organised by the UT Forest Department began near Sarangpur village on Tuesday. On the occasion, Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), planted the saplings of neem, peepal and burr.

Trade union leader seeks transfer of case
Chandigarh, August 7
In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Himachal unit President of the Indian National Trade Union Congress Amarjeet Bawa today sought directions to the state of Haryana and other respondents to transfer an attempt to murder case to any other place outside Panchkula district.

Magic a stagnant art
Chandigarh, August 7
Magic and soldiers make an odd combination. But for magician M.K. Pant it has been long association with the armed forces. More than half the number of shows he has staged in his career have been exclusively done for military personnel around the country.

Ex-servicemen on boards urged to quit posts
SAS Nagar, August 7
The local unit of the All India Defence Brotherhood has appealed all ex-servicemen nominated to various boards and committees to resign from their posts in protest against the imposition of sales tax on certain items sold through the CSD.

Two injured in mishap
SAS Nagar, August 7
Two persons were injured when a Gypsy and two scooters collided near Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Phase VIII here today.

Traffic stranded
Panchkula, August 7

The National Highway 22 (Panchkula- Kalka- Shimla) remained blocked for over one hour this morning at the railway crossing near Kalka, because of some repair work being carried on the rail tracks.

Man dies of asphyxia
Panchkula , August 7
A 35-year-old man, Surmukh Singh, died of asphyxiation, when he went inside a tubewell to repair the motor. The incident took place in Bhareli village near here.

Dr Laughter to visit city
Chandigarh, August 7
The guru of giggling, Dr Madan Kataria, after the grand success of his laughter clubs in USA, Australia, UK, Sweden and other countries will demonstrate his new yogic technique of laughter therapy in the city. 



3 held for thefts
Chandigarh, August 7
With the arrest of three persons, including two brothers, the police today claimed to have solve three cases of theft. The police has also recovered some stolen goods, including television sets from their possession. The brothers have earlier been nabbed by the Panchkula police in seven different cases and the two were released on bail recently.



UT teachers seek staff for mid-day meal scheme
Chandigarh, August 7
Irked by the duel responsibility of teaching as well as management of various funds and fee collections, the UT Teachers Union has planned applying pressure on the authorities for appointment of clerical staff in the schools.

Panjab University students interact on Thursday over the gate opposite the PGI PU gate opposite PGI closed
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University today locked the entrance to the campus from the side opposite to the PGI. This happens to be the stop on the main road (Madhya Marg) and caters to the needs of a sizeable student strength.

Panjab University students interact on Thursday over the gate opposite the PGI which has been closed following recent violence on the campus. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Candidates for PUTA elections
Chandigarh, August 7
The final list for candidates to figure in the elections to the Panjab University Teachers Association has been finalised following the last date of withdrawals on August 5. The elections are scheduled for August 13, an official press note said here today.

Students of Chaman Lal DAV Public School, Panchkula, during their visit to The Tribune Press
Students of Chaman Lal DAV Public School, Panchkula, during their visit to The Tribune Press on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

PU boys’ hostel Warden gheraoed
Chandigarh, August 7
Irked by the problems faced by residents of Boys’ Hostel No. 4 of Panjab University, activists of the campus unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad gheraoed the Warden of the hostel here this evening.

Students display cooking skills
Chandigarh, August 7
Burgers, salad, cutlets and pakoras along with cakes and desserts were on display at a cooking competition organised at St Xaviers School in Sector 44 today.

Students from Kashmir in city to study nature
Chandigarh, August 7
A team of seven students from Kupwara and Anantnag districts visited the DAV Senior Secondary School in Sector 8 for an interactive session here on Tuesday. The team en route to Delhi and other historical places stopped here for a nature study camp at the school.


Special Lok Adalat settles 26 cases
Chandigarh, August 7
As many as 26 cases were settled and Rs 28.35 lakh outstanding dues of the State Bank of India was recovered in a special Lok Adalat organised by the State Legal Services Authorities on the premises of SLSA, in the Ground Floor of Additional Deluxe Building, Sector 9 with a view to settle the outstanding dues of the State Bank of India at pre-litigative stage here today.



A dancer on a creative journey
Chandigarh, August 7
Living up to names is not an easy thing to do. But Malavika Sarukkai, the dancer who enriched the canvas of Bharatnatyam with her ever-evolving style of creation, has managed to justify her name not only in letter but also in spirit. Recently awarded the Padmashree for her ability to use dance as a medium for exploration, Malavika is still walking the path of Bharatnatyam, her religion.

Hrithik Roshan and child artistesNew Release
Sci-fi with touch of romance

Chandigarh, august 7

The master perfectionist Rakesh Roshan is all set to take centrestage again with his eleventh film beginning with the eleventh alphabet, 'Koi Mil Gaya'. the film is dubbed as Bollywood's first science fiction. 'Koi Mil Gaya' is a romantic, emotional film.

Hrithik Roshan and child artistes in Film Craft production’s ‘Koi Mil Gaya’


Watch out for skin infections
Chandigarh, August 7
Rise in health-related problems, especially skin infections, is a common feature during monsoon. The Head of Dermatology Department, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Dr G.P. Thami says: “Everyday around 30 to 40 patients walk into the hospital complaining of skin infections with ringworm and boils, besides prickly heat.”



Sector 42 school win soccer final
Chandigarh, August 7
Government Model High School, Sector 42, today qualified for the Pre-Subroto Soccer tournament to be held in Delhi later this year. GMHS-42 trounced St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, by seven goals to nil in the under-14 section. In the under-17 section, Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, will take on Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, in the final. The matches were played at Sector 42 Sports Complex.


Liquor vends in tin sheds may go
Chandigarh, August 7
The Chandigarh Administration may consider shifting of liquor vends located in tin sheds in the city to shops in markets. These shops will be taken on rent by the Administration.

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