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Servant held for attack on couple
Ram PrasadChandigarh, August 29
A day after a robbery attempt on a lonely aged couple in Sector 9, the Chandigarh Police today arrested a domestic help while preparing to flee to Nepal after allegedly making an attempt on his employer’s life on the intervening night of August 25 and August 26 in Sector 18.

In the dock but not to blame
Chandigarh, August 29
A teacher marked by Panjab University to be punished for “wrongly booking” a student for copying in the annual examination now awaits the university to reverse the decision and announce him innocent. 

PSHRC orders probe against DSP
Chandigarh, August 29
Taking cognisance of five separate complaints of alleged human rights violations filed against a DSP (Detective), Patiala, the Punjab State Human Rights Commissions today directed the Director-General of Police to inquire into the matter.


Kalam to meet city teachers
Chandigarh, August 29
For about 1000 teachers drawn from government and private schools in the city this will be one class they would not want to miss. The President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will hold a 60-minute exclusive interactive session with them on September 4 when he arrives in the city on his first visit after becoming the President.

Sukhjinder who gave himself up to the policeGurbani prompts murder accused to surrender
Chandigarh, August 29
A shabad of Gurbani brought the main accused in the Ram Darbar murder case into the police net when Sukhjinder, alias Chhotu, today gave himself up the SHO, Sector 31 police station, after a change of heart.

Sukhjinder who gave himself up to the police.

Contractor accuses Chief Engineer of bid on life
Chandigarh, August 29
A contractor of the Punjab Urban Development and Planning Authority has complained to the police that the Union Territory Chief Engineer Puranjit Singh and Executive Engineer Anoop Chauhan had allegedly attempted to kill him on August 9.


Labourers repair road in front of two housesPipe burst endangers two houses
SAS Nagar, August 29
Two houses in Phase XI here were exposed to danger when there was a big cave-in of earth in front of them yesterday due to the bursting of a water pipe. Labourers were engaged by the Department of Public Health today to provide support to the boundary walls of the two houses with bags of sand. 

Labourers repair road in front of two houses in Phase XI, SAS Nagar, that caved in due to the bursting of a water pipe on Thursday. — Tribune photo Pawan Sharma

PUDA auction fetches Rs 5.90 crore
SAS Nagar, August 29
PUDA earned a revenue of Rs 5.90 crore as 25 sites, including constructed houses, in different parts of the town went under the hammer at an auction held here today. Ten per cent of the bid amount was paid at the fall of the hammer.

Unlit roads cast shadow on residents’ lives
Such counts are many. After the sunset, parts of the city slip into darkness, thanks to the apathy of the Municipal Corporation and the Chandigarh Administration. It’s not the story of residential areas alone, the business community is also at the receiving end.

Friends, kin bid adieu to Prof Prasad
Chandigarh, August 29
The mortal remains of Dr R.S. Prasad of Punjab Engineering College was consigned to flames this morning at the Sector 25 cremation grounds in the presence of friends, relatives, colleagues and officials of the UT Administration. Dr Prasad had died in a road accident near Zirakpur on August 27.

Student’s death was due to head injury: report
Chandigarh, August 29
The death of a girl student of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, was caused due to shock and haemorrhage due to a head injury, says the post-mortem report. However, the possibility of poisoning has not been ruled out.

2 injured in accident
SAS Nagar, August 29
Two persons were injured, one of them seriously, when their vehicle collided near PTL Chowk here today. It is reported that the drivers of an auto-rickshaw and a Cielo car were injured when their vehiles collided.



Registration of case against two cops ordered
Panchkula, August 29
The Panchkula police has not registered a case against two policemen of the Kalka police, who had allegedly picked up Vijay Kumar, a suspect in robbery cases, from the district courts complex and kept him in illegal detention for over four hours yesterday.


Chamber seeks resumption of supply by TISCO
Chandigarh, August 29
The Chamber of Chandigarh Industries today demanded that the supply of certain steel components, required by various small-scale industries, should be continued by TISCO.


Experts mull on role of ITIs
Chandigarh, August 29
A three-day national workshop on, State Boards of Technical Education — Planning and Management Excellence, commenced at the Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Sector 26, here yesterday.

Shabad recitation contest
Chandigarh, August 29
To commemorate the 13th death anniversary of its founder chairman, Jathedar Ranjit Singh Riar, Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Sector 15, here organised an inter-school shabad recitation competition yesterday.

AC creche inaugurated
Chandigarh, August 29
An air conditioned creche was inaugurated on the premises of the office of the Accountant General, Haryana, Sector 33 here by Mrs Veena Kaul, wife of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India yesterday.

Workshop on emotional intelligence
Chandigarh, August 29
Emotional intelligence is the ability of an individual to successfully respond to a variety of emotional stimuli being elicited from inner self and immediate environment. This was stated by Mr Dalip Singh, a Haryana cadre IAS officer, at a workshop on “Emotional Intelligence at Work” organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry at a local hotel in Sector 22 here today.

Kalhana, the first Indian historian
alhana of Kashmir is considered to be the first historian from India. He was born in the 12th century. His father Champaka was the dvarpala, the gatekeeper that is, the commander of the defences of the gate to Kashmir during the rule of King Harsha [1089 - 1101 CE]. There is little known about his education and intellectual training. 

School World Helpline
he past decade has witnessed a sharp increase in the youth-related violence such as assault, homicide and suicide. Violence involving youth is becoming so commonplace that many of us shrug it off and nothing can be more dangerous than the trend that we get used to violence.



New Release
‘Ganga Jal — The Holy Weapon’
rakash Jha, known for his experimental films, is ready with his new venture “Ganga Jal — The Holy Weapon”. Made under the banner of Prakash Jha Productions and Manmohan Shetty’s new company Entertainment One, the film has Ajay Devgan and Gracy Singh in the lead roles. It opened on Friday at Jagat, Chandigarh and Suraj, Panchkula.


Young gymnasts are all smiles after participating in a competition
Young gymnasts are all smiles after participating in a competition at Sector 3 Sports Complex, Panchkula, as part of the National Sports Day celebrations.

Dev Samaj, New Public School girls in b’ball final
Chandigarh, August 29
IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, will take on New Public school, Sector 18, Chandigarh, in the final of the Fourth Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Basketball Tournament at the SD Public School, Sector 32, here tomorrow.

Cricket school opened
Chandigarh, August 29
A cricket school was inaugurated today by Mr Ranbir Singh Mahindra, Vice-President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala, about 20 km from here.

Sports Day celebrated
Chandigarh, August 29
National Sports Day, which coincides with the birth anniversary of the hockey legend Dhyan Chand was celebrated by the Deptt. of Physical Education, Govt College for Men, Sector 11, here today. Dr Ajmer Singh, Arjuna awardee was the chief guest.


MC ‘evades’ decision on clipping Administration’s powers
Chandigarh, August 29
The General House of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today “avoided” passing a resolution to empower the corporation with powers to initiate disciplinary proceedings against employees on deputation from the Chandigarh Administration. The Commissioner of the corporation, Mr M.P. Singh, clarified that the issue had already been taken up with the UT Administration and a reply was awaited.

Sanitation goes into private hands
Panchkula, August 29
The Panchkula Municipal Council today cleared the way for privatisation of sanitation on the pattern of Chandigarh, dividing the area under contract into four zones. The decision was taken at a meeting of the House under the presidentship of Ms Seema Chaudhary. A majority of councillors of the Congress opposed the move.Top

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