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Wife, son club man to death

Chandigarh, June 14
A Junior Warrant Officer (JWO) in the Indian Air Force here was today allegedly bludgeoned to death by his wife and his disabled son, who turned 18 yesterday, to what they called an end to a 22-year-long “sentence of torture” at his hands.

Chandrashekhar Pandey and his mother who allegedly murdered Vijay Kumar Pandey
Chandrashekhar Pandey and his mother who allegedly murdered Vijay Kumar Pandey (inset) in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

No case in fracas involving tenants, SSP’s wife
Chandigarh, June 14
Even after 24 hours of high drama over a petty issue following which two youths had complained against an Inspector of the Chandigarh police, the wife of the SSP, Ropar, her gunman and occupants of a house in Sector 8 here, the police has not registered any case in this connection.



Answersheets of CBSE toppers on website
Chandigarh, June 14
While preparing for CBSE examination, the candidates can now see the answersheets of this year’s top scorers in all main subjects in Class X and Class XII. The answersheets of the top scorers in individual subjects will be available on the board’s website.

Chautala operated upon
Mohali, June 14
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, was operated upon at Silver Oaks Hospital here today. Mr Chautala, who was admitted to the hospital last night, underwent surgery for the enlargement of prostate, a routine age-related problem, here today morning.

Chandigarh Calling
ummers are back and children are free from school. Vacation for children is fun but it happens to be a major headache for the parents. Keeping the child under continuous supervision becomes a herculian task. But now summer camps and workshops have come to their rescue. It is said that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.

  • Life expectancy

  • Road problem

  • Manmohan and RBI

  • Beware of urchins

  • Seminar on water

  • Value of Gen Jacob

  • To serve is her motto

Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Rs 47 lakh sanctioned for repairs on Ghaggar bridge

Panchkula, June 14
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways has finally released a grant for the repair of a vital bridge across the Ghaggar, on the National Highway 73, which had been swaying dangerously.

Ready for a face-lift: A file photo of the Old Ghaggar bridge.

A file photo of the Old Ghaggar bridge

Over 80 lakh paid to victims’ kin, says Ranbaxy
Mohali, June 14
The Ranbaxy management today stated that it had been taking adequate care of the families of those who died following the blast and fire at the unit on June 11, 2003. Stating that Ranbaxy had paid over Rs 80 lakh to the families of the five persons who died in the fire, officials pointed out that they had not received any compliant from any family member of the victims.

Move for effective trauma services in Mohali, Kharar
Mohali/Kharar, June 14
With a large number of road accidents taking place on the National Highway every month, there is now a move to provide effective and efficient trauma services in Mohali and Kharar not only to save precious lives but also to reduce the pressure of such cases on the PGI in Chandigarh.

Clouds of delight: As clouds bring down the temperature in the city, residents enjoy a pleasant breeze while driving on Monday.
Clouds of delight: As clouds bring down the temperature in the city, residents enjoy a pleasant breeze while driving on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Councillors urge DC to inspect MC works
Panchkula, June 14
Congress and BJP Municipal Councillors today met the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P Kasni, and urged her to intervene “so that the image of the council is not tarnished further”.

Fauji Beat
Let us learn from Normandy commemoration
IXTY years ago on June 6, came a turning point in the history of Europe when the Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches in the D-Day landings. Tens of thousands of US, British, Canadian, French and German veterans with their families, besides French civilians, gathered on this day in Normandy to commemorate the historic battle. Not only that, 22 leaders from 16 countries, including for the first time, the Russian and German leaders, were present on this occasion.

Shifting of cremation ground: 3 hurt in group clash
Mohali, June 14
Three persons were seriously injured in a group clash at Nagari village here today. Those injured include the husband of the village Sarpanch and her father-in-law. According to the police, the clash took place over a difference of opinion between two groups in the village regarding shifting of the cremation ground.

Red Cross to help poor marry off their daughters
Chandigarh, June 14
The Chandigarh Red Cross Society has decided to extend monetary help up to Rs 5,000 to poor people who are to marry their daughters and need help from the Chandigarh Administration.

Nagar kirtan held in city
Chandigarh, June 14
An impressive nagar kirtan was held this afternoon in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. As it passed through different sectors in the city, more and more devotees joined the procession.

A nagar kirtan in progress to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
A nagar kirtan in progress to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev in Chandigarh on Monday.

Applications for Haj
Chandigarh, June 14
The State Haj Committee, UT, Chandigarh, has invited applications from people who are interested for Haj 2005 according to the Haj programme announced by the Haj Committee, Mumbai.

Society’s delegate session held
Chandigarh, June 14
The general delegate session of Giani Dit Singh Memorial International Society was held at Guru Granth Sahib Vidya Centre, Sector 28, here today. The function began with ardas.

Media workshop at Press Club
Chandigarh, June 14
About 30 journalists from all over the region will attend a media workshop for young journalists, being organised here tomorrow by the Chandigarh Press Club in collaboration with the American Embassy, New Delhi, on the club premises.

SAD (Longowal) meeting today


Man selling fake cement arrested
Chandigarh, June 14
The Chandigarh police yesterday detected that fake Gujarat Ambuja cement was being sold from a shop at Burail village here. The proprietor of Saini Cement Store, Paramjit Singh, was arrested and four bags of cement and 150 empty bags bearing Ambuja cement makings were seized from him.

Man attempts suicide


University fleecing students?
Chandigarh, June 14
Not satiated by multifold increase it has ordered in the fee for various services it provides to its students and alumni, Panjab University has now started making money out of postal and delivery charges it collects from applicants.

Dismantling of tents by PU condemned
Chandigarh, June 14
The Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) today condemned the action taken by the PU authorities in dismantling the tents pitched by various student organisations, set up for the guidance and information of freshers coming to the university.

Dental technology institute in city
Chandigarh, June 14
Kazembe enterprises in joint venture with the Edinburgh’s Telford college, Scotland, have started an institute of dental technology here in the city. The course being offered aims at training the students for one-year in India and providing the students with an option to complete their two-year higher national diploma in dental technology at the Edinburgh college.


Shiamak DavarThis master dances from the soul
hiamak Davar has a dream which is not too big. He wants to open a dance school in Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Addressing mediapersons at Hotel Mountview, he said if he ever directed a movie it would not be a masala movie but would be based on an authentic story. A great fan of Madhuri Dixit, he said he would love choreographing Govinda. But I will never go in politics”, he said.

Sunscreens are out
unscreens only promise protection against sun’s darkening rays. If you wish to have a “fair share of everything in life”, you can go in for “intense whitening” creams and gels that “block melanin” to give you the complexion everyone admired when you were still young. They are available in drug and cosmetic stores all over the city.

Dancing their way to joy
ancing children, brimming with vigour and energy, are ready to set the stage on fire on the “Summer Funk-2004” show being organised by the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts in collaboration with the Durga Das Foundation. The final function would be held at the Tagore Theatre at 5.30 pm and 8 pm. Two shows will be organised. The students will perform on Bollywood numbers mixed with strong rhythms of jazz.

Sucheta to go beyond comedies
From the glamorous world of modelling to the glittering world of acting, a graduate in literature and trained in Kathak, Sucheta Khanna, has came a long way. If you have not been able to spot her, she is the one who plays comic roles in “Shubh Mangal Savadhan” and “Bhagwan Bachaye Inko” — both broadcast on Sahara Manoranjan.

A scene from serial “Bhagvan Bachae Inko” 
A scene from serial "Bhagvan Bachae Inko"

Celebrating spirit of achievement
LLIED Domecq Spirits and Wine will be hosting Teacher’s Highnights in Chandigarh later this month. In India, Allied is among the leading players in the Scotch segment with brands like Teacher’s, Teacher’s 50, Old Smuggler and Long John.

Summer camp ends
summer camp organised at St Soldier Divine Public School concluded in Panchkula on Monday. The camp had participation from children in different age groups. The children took part in activities like art and craft, cooking, dancing, and singing.

Children at a summer camp that concluded at Saint Soldier Divine Public School in Panchkula on Monday.

Children at a summer camp that concluded at Saint Soldier Divine Public School in Panchkula on Monday.


Special postage cover released

Camps mark World Blood Donors Day
Chandigarh, June 14
A number of functions and blood donation camps marked the world’s first Blood Donors Day here today. The main theme was to create awareness regarding voluntary blood donations and to work on the motto of “each one enroll one”. During the celebrations at the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the PGI, a blood donation camp was organised in which more than 100 persons donated blood. Special postage cover was released by Chief Postmaster-General, Punjab, and Chandigarh circle L.K. Puri as a mark to honour to donors.

Blood bags being taken away after a blood donation camp at the General Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

Blood bags being taken away after a blood donation camp at the General Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Monday.


Manjeet SinghA national-level skater at 13
Chandigarh, June 14
Manjeet Singh, a 13-year-old skater from KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, has grown into a national-level roller skater, thanks to the support from the school management, coaches and his parents. In the just concluded 41st Senior National Roller Skating meet held at Visakhapatnam, Manjeet was the only skater from the city to secure the gold medal in the speed event in the individual section of the Rink Race II.

Indo-Pak peace snooker tournament
Chandigarh, June 14
The coveted Rexello Castors Indo-Pak Peace Snooker Tournament will be telecast live on all four days by Doordarshan Sports. The event will be held for the first time here. It will telecast the matches from 11 am to 6.30 pm daily. A team of 42 technicians and cameramen of Doordarshan will be involved in covering this historical event live through 2 OB Vans.


Site allotment scheme amended
Chandigarh, June 14
The UT Administration has amended the allotment of sites on a leasehold basis to auto spare part dealers and auto repair mechanics in Chandigarh scheme-1999, to allow allottees to raise loans for the payment of premium or for business/ construction purpose from any of the scheduled banks in Chandigarh.Top

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