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Plumber falls to death, house owner booked
Chandigarh, May 31
A plumber today died after falling from a loose shuttering that gave in on the second floor of house number 218 in Sector 15 A. The Sector 11 police has arrested the house owner, Mr Tara Singh, and the contractor, Mr Khushal Singh, after booking them under Section 304 A (negligence) of IPC, after it reportedly discovered that the shuttering was loosely erected, exposing the labourer to danger of life.
The building from where a plumber fell and died in Chandigarh
The building from where a plumber fell and died in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph



Water shortage: Public Health Dept faces councillors’ ire
Mohali, May 31
Water shortage problem in the township overshadowed the other items on the agenda at the monthly meeting of the municipal council held here today. While the President of the council assured councillors that the problem of water shortage will be taken care of, the role of the Public Health Department came in for sharp criticism.

Admn staff to get raise in pay
Chandigarh, May 31
Employees of the Chandigarh Administration and its boards and corporations are going to get increased salaries. The Administration has decided to merge the dearness allowance to the extent of 50 per cent of the basic pay. It will follow the Punjab pattern.

19 Evening Studies teachers seek transfer to morning classes
Chandigarh, May 31
Panjab University is considering the formulation of an inter-department transfer policy for its faculty. The move comes in the wake of 19 teachers of the Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, dissatisfied by the work environment in their department, applying for transfer to the morning classes.

No summer vacations for contractual teachers
Told to hold extra classes, summer workshops
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh Administration has created a class within teachers. Those on contract are working during the summer vacations while those on regular jobs are enjoying the break. The summer vacations in the government schools in the city began from today.

Fresh probe sought into fake Army killings
Chandigarh, May 31
While blaming Chief of the Army Staff, Gen N C Vij for failing to appreciate the seriousness and gravity of reports of Army officers faking kills at Siachen, R S Randhawa, counsel of Major Surinder Singh said that there are procedural errors in the disciplinary process initiated by the Army against the officer.

Pak actor longs to work in Hindi film
Chandigarh, May 31
Gulam Mohiuddin is a big name in Pakistani film industry. Popular as “Gulu”, he has played lead and other roles in 300 Pakistani Punjabi (175) and Urdu (125) movies. What has provided him a distinct identity is the role of a Sikh character he played in Pak movies such as ‘Jiva’, “Sakhi Badshah” and “Muthi Bhar Chawal.” “I have been paired with Babra Sherif in most movies”, says Gulu, in an exclusive interview with The Tribune.

Photo: Parvesh ChauhanCome summer and fire-related incidents caused due to burning of dry leaves start hitting newspaper headlines. Heaps of dry leaves that the earlier season leaves behind is a cause of concern for city residents in general and the Sanitation Department in particular.

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Smoking on rise in developing countries: expert
Chandigarh, May 31
World No Tobacco Day was observed today at a function organised by Tobacco Cessation Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

Students of various schools participate in a seminar in connection with World No Tobacco Day at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Students of various schools participate in a seminar in connection with World No Tobacco Day at the PGI, Chandigarh

World No Tobacco Day
Support of people must to check tobacco menace
Chandigarh, May 31
Volunteers of the Burning Brain Society chalked out a five-point formula on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day today to be followed by non-smokers for spreading awareness about ill effects of tobacco.

City residents continue to puff even on World No Tobacco Day in Chandigarh on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

City residents continue to puff even on World No Tobacco Day in Chandigarh

Labourers educated on No Tobacco Day
Chandigarh, May 31
The Voluntary Health Association of Punjab, Chandigarh, observed World No Tobacco Day by holding meetings, distributing pamphlets, leaflets and handbills relating to the menace of tobacco here today.

Sector 34 to get new look
Chandigarh, May 31
The way the city looks, will change in the coming times. Buildings having an individual style and upto 10 stories come up. These will house shopping malls, multiplexes, restaurants and huge offices in Sector 34.

Chandigarh Club directors seek nod to inspect records
Chandigarh, May 31
In a representation to the management and president of Chandigarh Club, the directors, Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, Mr C.M. Munjal, Mr Gopal Gupta and Mr Bhushan Sharma, have sought permission to inspect the records.

Helmets: Youth Cong decries drive
Chandigarh, May 31
The drive of the Chandigarh police to challan women driving two-wheelers came in for condemnation from the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress and the New Congress Party, here today.

Land acquisition: villagers meet minister
Mohali, May 31
A delegation of villagers agitating against the acquisition of land by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority met the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Raghunath Sahai Puri at his residence here today.

Fauji Beat
Are officers taking bribes from jawans?

A Lance Naik clerk serving in a mechanised infantry battalion in Punjab, has alleged that he was forcibly sent on discharge because he was in the know of his unit officers taking bribes from jawans for selecting them for the UN peacekeeping missions.

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A rider clears an obstacle in the cross-country event at the Bangalore Horse Show.

A rider clears an obstacle in the cross-country event at the Bangalore Horse Show

Congress workers protest against toll
Panchkula, May 31
To protest against the “illegal” imposition of toll, hundreds of Congress workers today held a dharna at the Ghaggar bridge in Burj Kotian village, near here. Led by the Kalka MLA, Mr Chander Mohan, the protesters said the bridge had been constructed for the convenience of the villagers across the bridge.

Cops come visiting
Chandigarh, May 31
One is afraid of a knock at the door by a policeman. But the knock from the men in khaki this time when the summer vacation is beginning may be a welcome one. With thefts on the rise here, the SHOs have been asked to send their beat officers and men to visit each house and ask residents about their plans for outstation summer vacations.

Dr Dhawan joins as Addl Director (IT)
Chandigarh, May 31
Dr S. C. Dhawan has joined the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh as Additional Director, Information Technology, according to an official announcement here today. His appointment is on a contract basis with the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh.


‘Saa Re Ga Ma’ award winner’s house burgled
Chandigarh, May 31
Prizes given by Zee TV to the twice “Saa Re Ga Ma” programme national award winner, Ms Rinku Kalia, were today stolen from her house in Sector 20 along with other valuables estimated to be worth Rs 50,000.

2 held for smuggling liquor
Zirakpur, May 31
The police has arrested two residents of Kaithal and recovered 60 cases of country-made liquor from their possession. The accused — Kuldeep Singh and Charan Singh — were nabbed by a police party near the Ghaggar river bridge while they were smuggling the liquor in a Tata Safari (HP-06-2420) to Haryana.

Man held, charas seized
Kharar, May 31
The police has arrested a person and seized 460 gm of charas from him. According to the police, Balwant Singh, a resident of Badlahaata village falling under Metiana police station in Hoshiarpur district, was arrested at a naka laid by the police at Bariyali chowk here this evening.


PU changes names of courses
Chandigarh, May 31
As many as 44,000 applications of university passouts wanting to register themselves as graduates for the Senate poll slated for September, were received by Panjab University, here today.

DAV schools do better in Classes X, XII exams
Chandigarh, May 31
In the Classes X and XII examination results of the CBSE, students of DAV schools across the country have excelled by improving their average pass percentage from 82.14 to 90.47 from 82.14 as compared to the pervious year.

DAV School wins trophy in painting contests
Mohali, May 31
The overall trophy in the VIII annual inter-painting/ poster-making competitions organised by the Generation Saviour Association has been won by DAV Public School by securing 33 points.


Court moved against Vigilance action
Chandigarh, May 31
Superb Hitech Foods Limited, which manages the eating joint, Hot Millions in Mohali, has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the action of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau to seal the showroom where the restaurant is located.

Judges’ duty roster released
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has released the duty roster of Judges who will act as vacation judges during the summer break. According to information, the first week which started on Monday will see the Division Bench of Mr Justice Rajive Bhalla and Mr Justice Surya Kant holding court, while Mr Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal will sit singly.


Theatre workshop for children
Chandigarh, May 31
The Pracheen Kala Kendra started its 12th annual production-oriented summer workshop for children between the age group of 5 and 18 years, on May 28. It will continue till June 27.


Miss India World lauds creation of NIFD students
Femina Miss India World-2004 Sayali Bhagat today lauded the budding designers of the National Institute of Fashion Design for their creativity and said she had decided to sport outfits designed by the students of the NIFD during her month-long run up to the Miss World title.

Femina Miss India World Sayali Bhagat charms a little fan with her smile during the convocation ceremony of the NIFD at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Femina Miss India World Sayali Bhagat charms a little fan with her smile during the convocation ceremony of the NIFD at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh

Poise, wit set this beauty apart
Sauve and stylish, Ponds Femina Ms India World 2004 Sayali Bhagat, is not just another beauty queen. Her poise and wit stand her apart from the others. “I always dreamt of winning the title.

From biology to cellphones
Biology and cellphones may be poles apart but they combine effortlessly in the person of Mr Navin Kaul who recently took over as the Chief Operating Officer of Punjab’s leading cellular service provider, Spice Telecom, at Mohali.

Air Hostess Academy to hold job fest
The Air Hostess Academy will host a job fest for those interested in joining the industry in Delhi from June 4 to June 6. This was announced by the chief consultant and guide of the AHA, Ms Sapna Gupta, this evening.

Sapna Gupta

Godrej sponsors jackpot
After capturing a 23 per cent market share in the Punjab refrigerator market, Godrej is effectively positioning its new range of air-conditioners and frost-free refrigerators in Chandigarh.

Sapna Gupta


PGI union writes to IG to curb thefts
Chandigarh, May 31
The PGI Employees’ Union, Chandigarh, today wrote to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Rajesh Kumar, to curb theft, molestation and violent incidents in Sector 24-D. The union reminded him that a motorcycle was stolen on May 25. This incident followed another one in which a milk booth was burgled.


City roller hockey players excel
Chandigarh, May 31
City roller hockey players bagged a rich haul of medals in the just concluded 40th senior national roller hockey meet held at Visakhapatnam on May 25. The sub-junior boys clinched gold medal while senior girls took the silver. The bronze medal winners are junior girl, and junior boys.

City-based roller hockey players who won medals in the 40th national meet.

City-based roller hockey players who won medals in the 40th national meet

Talwar to join School Games Federation of India
Chandigarh, May 31
The apex school sports body in the country, the School Games Federation of India, headed by Mr Satpal, got a shot in the arm when one of the key sports organisers and the Secretary-General of the Chandigarh Olympic Association, Mr Ravinder Talwar, decided to join it.

Robin, Aakash win men’s tennis doubles title
Chandigarh, May 31
Robin Kumar and Aakash Sharma today bagged the men’s doubles title in the Chandigarh State Tennis Championship being played here at the CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. The remaining semi-final matches will be played at 8 am tomorrow while the finals will begin at 5 pm.

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