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Man murders wife, shoots at stepdaughter

Six-year-old son escapes from bullets
SAS Nagar, August 21
A 45-year-old man, Rajinder Singh Sandhu, shot dead his wife before shooting at his teenage stepdaughter and six-year-old son in his house in Phase X here early today.

Paras (left) and Anmol, children of Gurinder Kaur, who was shot dead by her husband in SAS Nagar on Thursday.
Paras (left) and Anmol, children of Gurinder Kaur, who was shot dead by her husband in SAS Nagar on Thursday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Woman dies after setting self, husband on fire
SAS Nagar, August 21
In another incident, at Chandiala village a 22-year-old woman, Balwinder Kaur was burnt to death while her husband Harbhajan Singh received over 80 per cent burns and was admitted to the PGI this morning.




City to have power regulatory panel soon
Chandigarh, August 21
An independent Chandigarh Electricity Regulatory Commission is to be set up soon. This is part of the reform process, officials said. The commission, like the ones, in adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana will decide on power tariff, suggest power purchase and procurement agreements.

Digging at human emotions, with dance
Chandigarh, August 21
Sometimes the interplay of human emotions is so well brought out on the stage that the viewer is led into putting fictional elements of a drama behind him and living the characters himself.

Lilette Dubey (L), Joy Sengupta and Vijay Crishna (R) in action during a performance of “Dance Like a Man” at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Lilette Dubey (L), Joy Sengupta and Vijay Crishna (R) in action during a performance of "Dance Like a Man" at the Tagore Theatre

Conveying universal message through theatre
Chandigarh, August 21
Lilette Dubey plays many parts with an equally admirable ease. A quintessential charmer and a fabulous actress, she blends her roles to perfection, so much so that she manages brimming auditoriums even when she is presenting a production for some 119th time in a row.


120-kmph squall lashes region
Chandigarh, August 21
Chandigarh and its surrounding areas, Ambala in Haryana, Adampur and Bathinda and a few other places in Punjab, were lashed by high-velocity squalls, at times touching the speed of 120 km per hour, reports said.

Downpour floods city roads
Chandigarh, August 21
An hour long heavy downpour in the city threw the normal life out of gear. Within minutes of the downpour, low-lying residential and commercial areas in the city were flooded with rain water.

Late delivery of passports causes concern
Chandigarh, August 21
The Regional Passport Office here has taken note of delay in the delivery of passports processed through the application collection centres in the office of the Deputy Commissioners in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

Solar techniques to save energy
Chandigarh, August 21
Energy worth crores can be saved by following simple solar techniques. A unit of energy conserved was equal to 1.4 units of energy generated, said Mr Vivek Pratap Singh, CEO, Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and additional Power Secretary, Punjab, here today.

Second IAF team to locate AN-12 wreckage
Chandigarh, August 21
The IAF has decided to send a second team to locate the wreckage of the AN-12 transporter, which crashed in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh 35 years ago. Over 100 troops and crew members were killed in the accident. The team is scheduled to reach Manali tomorrow.

At mercy of bus drivers for an hour
Zirakpur, August 21
Over 50 passengers, including children and women, who were travelling in two buses were put to great inconvenience when the drivers of both buses refused to drive their vehicles to the Inter-State Bus Terminus, Sector 17, today.

Residents’ bodies decry MC proposal on parks
Panchkula, August 21
Several residents’ welfare associations here have expressed their displeasure over the Municipal Council’s proposal to hand over the maintenance of public parks to the associations.

Stranded truck disrupts traffic on highway
Dera Bassi, August 21
A truck with punctured tyres on the Ghaggar river disrupted the traffic on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway for hours putting scores of commuters to a great hardship.

Cops on lookout for MC employees
Chandigarh, August 21
In the case of death of 22 cows at Lal Dangh near Paonta Sahib, a team of the Himachal Pradesh police today came with non-bailable arrest warrants against eight officers of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, who have been named in a FIR registered at Paonta Sahib police station.

Man crushed to death by train
Dera Bassi, August 21
Mr Surjit Singh of Bhankharpur village was crushed to death by a train on the Ambala-Kalka Railway line beneath the Railway overbridge in Bhankharpur village late last night.


Govt teachers submit demands
Chandigarh, August 21
A delegation of the Government Teachers Union comprising teachers of city government schools submitted a charter of demands to the Director, Public Instructions (Schools). The delegation headed by Dr Vinod Sharma, convener of the Government Teacher Union, has urged the Director, Public Instructions (Schools), Mr D.S. Mangat, to review the transfer policy and fix term of five years for teachers posted in government schools of villages and colonies.

Muktsar law students threaten strike
Chandigarh, August 21
Perturbed over inadequate teaching staff in the Law Department at the Regional Centre of Panjab University, Muktsar, students have threatened to go on a strike from next week if Panjab University “does not satisfactorily respond to their demand”.

Road safety lessons through fun
Chandigarh, August 21
It was a fun way for the students of St Anne’s School to learn about road safety measures, as a group “Image Maker” presented a skit based on Jataka stories as a part of the road safety campaign for children” launched by MICO, a Bangalore-based diesel fuel injection equipment manufacturer, on the school premises in Sector 32 here today.

Hindi Department students meet VC
Chandigarh, August 21
On the fourth day of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s “Save Campus Campaign” a delegation of students of the Department of Hindi and the Indian Theatre, Panjab University, today met the Vice-Chancellor and submitted a memorandum to him.


Studying at Nalanda
T may give some heart to students of today who are writing various tests for gaining entry into institutions of higher learning that their predecessors have gone through similar grilling. We all know from contemporary experience that the greater the brand value of the institution to which admission is sought the tougher the test.

School World Helpline
Child’s refusal to go to school

‘K’, is a 6 year old female child from a middle class home, who after two years of regular preschool, refuses to attend her new school. Admission to the new school was tough and parents were happy their daughter was one of the lucky one’s who made it. However, their happiness was short-lived as the child refuses to go to school and each morning she cries, whines and complains of intense abdominal pain.


High Court
Suspended judge seeks regular bail
Chandigarh, August 21
Chandigarh’s suspended Judicial Magistrate S.S. Bhardwaj today claimed that the complainant in the alleged bribery case registered against him had connived with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to implicate him.


Finely nuanced kathak
Chandigarh, August 21
Samira Koser might have stayed away from stage for the past 11years but she sure has not forgotten the nuances of Jaipur gharana of kathak she learnt from her guru Shobha Koser. If her thaat, uthan, aamad, prana and other technicalities of pure kathak in her second solo performance at Government Home Science College auditorium today is anything to go by, Samira is on her way to carve a niche for herself in the field of classical dance.

Samira Koser performs at Government Home Science College auditorium in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Samira Koser performs at Government Home Science College auditorium in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

New release
Junior B pins hopes on ‘Mumbai se...
umbai Se Aaya Mera Dist’, produced by Vishal Nihalani that opens today at Neelam Chandigarh, is one film on which Abhishek Bachchan has pinned lots of hopes. Apoorva Lakhia, the writer-director who has assisted Mira Nair and Hollywood biggies Woody Allen, Ang Lee and Andraw Davis makes his debut in Bollywood with this film.


Stay on shop reallotment causes loss to GMCH
Chandigarh, August 21
With the issue of reallotment of a chemist shop at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) under arbitration, efforts by the authorities to generate more resources has been stalled, resulting in loss to the institute.


Football tourney begins today
Chandigarh, August 21
The ICSE inter-school football tournament for the Chandigarh region will be held from August 22 to 24 on the Panjab University football grounds. The first tie will be played between St Kabir School, Sector 26, and St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The meet is being organised by St Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

Back from his stint in Czech Republic

Chandigarh, August 21
Surinder Mahajan, who is employed with the Sports Authority of India as a badminton coach and posted at Panjab University, Chandigarh, reached today from the Czech Republic after imparting training in badminton for three weeks to various players from middle Europe.

Surinder Mahajan (sixth from left in second row) along with badminton players and coaches during his training stint in Nymburk (Czech Republic).

Surinder Mahajan (sixth from left in second row) along with badminton players and coaches during his training stint in Nymburk

CM inaugurates athletic stadium in Sports Complex
Chandigarh, August 21
Panchkula is all set to become the hub of sports activities with the coming up of a Sports Complex in Sector 3. The Sports Complex, located on the banks of the Ghaggar, boasts of all possible sports facilities.


Recarpeting of roads after rains
Chandigarh, August 21
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) has decided to go ahead with the recarpeting of roads in the city soon after the conclusion of the rainy season. New roads will also be laid in slums and colonies and narrow roads, causing chaos and traffic jams, widened.

Stormwater drainage system for city
Chandigarh, August 21
Areas where rain water gets accumulated in the city will get new re-designed storm water drainage system. The project costing Rs 10.89 crore and spread across three years was approved today by UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd). During this year, around Rs 2 crores will be spent on improving the system.


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