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Storm water project for Mauli
Jagran hangs fire
Chandigarh, June 24
If the ground situation is any indication, Mauli Jagran and Vikas Nagar areas near Railway Lines will be in for major trouble during the monsoons this year also.

This photo shows the level of inundation in areas close to the Railway Lines, like Mauli Jagran
This photo shows the level of inundation in areas close to the Railway Lines, like Mauli Jagran.  — File photo by Pankaj Sharma

Licence to private builder may cost govt crores
Mohali, June 24
The Punjab Government stands to lose at least Rs 123 crore to a private coloniser. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is considering a move to grant a licence to Janta Colonisers, a Mohali-based private operator, to develop and sell 70 acres of land in Chandigarh’s periphery.


Bank manager falls to death in para-gliding mishap
Chandigarh , June 24
A Senior Manager of the Oriental Bank of Commerce in Sector 17 here died after he had a fall from a glider at the Billing International Para-Gliding Club in Kangra yesterday.

Eve-teasing incident at Hot Millions, 1 hurt
Chandigarh , June 24
Two unidentified youths last night allegedly injured three persons who objected to their misbehaviour with a girl accompanying the latter in the Hot Millions in Sector 35 here. They also allegedly damaged window panes and glasses in the restaurant.

Una man held for forging answersheet
Chandigarh, June 24
A resident of Una was arrested here today for allegedly forging an answersheet of a June 22 clerical test of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Karnail Singh was today handed over to the Sector 3 police station by his family after the Chandigarh Police raided his house in Una and office in the city.

No agency for road safety engineering in India: expert
Chandigarh, June 24
An estimated 1.4 million serious road accidents take place in India every year in which nearly 90,000 persons perish while about 15 lakh others suffer serious injuries; but surprisingly, there is no single agency responsible for road safety engineering, enforcement and education in the country.


Protest march by BJP men
Panchkula, June 24
The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by former Member of Parliament, Mr Rattan Lal Kataria and local party President, Mr Baldev Nayyar, today organised a protest march from the BJP office in Sector 2 to the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

Burst pipeline leads to water shortage
Chandigarh, June 24
The bursting of a water pipeline resulted in water shortage in Sector 47, here today. The 16 inch pipeline which burst last night led to low water pressure in the residential area. The problem continued all through the day as residents made frantic attempts to contact officials of the Public Health Department, Municipal Corporation, to have the fault rectified. While ground floor residents received water at very low pressure, those on the first and second floor were the worst hit by the leakage. They had to go without water since last night and the better part of the day.

Work in progress to repair the water pipeline which burst in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph 
Work in progress to repair the water pipeline which burst in Sector 47

Low water pressure
Chandigarh, June 24
The city will have low water pressure on June 25 and June 26 due to repair work on the pipeline from Kajauli to the city. Also, there would be no water supply in the noon on these two days.

Staff found absent during surprise check
Mohali, June 24
Four staff members, including a clerk, were not present at the Government ITI for Girls, Phase V, during a surprise raid conducted by the SDM, Mr Mohan Lal Sharma, today. The SDM, who raided the institute around 9.10 a m checked the attendance register and found that four staff members were not present and nor had any leave application been received from them.
Mohali SDM M.L. Sharma checks the attendance register during a raid at the Government ITI (women), Phase 5, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Mohali SDM M.L. Sharma checks the attendance register during a raid at the Government ITI

Panchkula Diary
Flood-control steps reviewed
Panchkula, June 24
The Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Mr Kartar Singh Bhoria, directed the district officials to regularly check the flood control measures being undertaken along the Ghaggar. He was presiding over a meeting of the district officials in mini secretariat this afternoon.

Colourful performance by Sanjivni kids
Chandigarh, June 24
Yoga display was a part of the concluding function of “Sanjivni Kids Klub” held at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 today. The function started with the display. Different “asanas” were performed by kids.


PSEB wires’ theft detected
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh Police has detected a case of theft of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) wires worth around Rs 8 lakh. A PSEB truck and a private vehicle along with two huge bundles of wires have been impounded by the Industrial Area police station.

Gang duping jewellers give cops the slip
Panchkula, June 24
A team of the CIA Staff of the Panchkula police today returned from Faridabad empty handed, as the 15-odd members of the gang involved in duping jewellers here, by selling them brass as gold, had made good their escape.

Cop crushed to death
Panchkula, June 24
A 45-year-old police constable was crushed to death by a Tata 409 vehicle near Bagwali village, Raipur Rani, this morning. The victim, Krishan Kumar, was deployed with a Police Control Room vehicle and was on routine patrolling duty when the accident took place.

Theft in Sector 7 house


Student wins AirTel SMS contest
Chandigarh, June 24
AirTel, India’s leading a mobile service provider, today announced the winner of the AirTel SMS Karo Aur Jeeto contest held for its Punjab customers – Ms Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of Mohali and a Plus 2 student of Ajit Karam Singh School, Mohali. Ms Jaswinder Kaur was presented a cheque for Rs 50,000 by Mr Sunil Mathur, General Manager – Marketing & Sales, Bharti Mobile Ltd.


PEC seats not to be reduced
Chandigarh, June 24
There is a good news for the students of Punjab Engineering College. The number of seats in the stream of Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Electrical Communication would not be reduced during the new academic session 2004-2005, it is learnt.

Seminar for civil services’ aspirants on June 27
Chandigarh, June 24
The Society for Excellence in Education and Career Planning (SEECAP) will organise a seminar for civil services’ aspirants on June 27. The president of the society, Dr S.M. Sardana, said the seminar, “Preparing for civil services”, would focus on the strategy to prepare for this prestigious examination, dos and don’ts while preparing, choosing optional subjects and preparing for the essay and general studies papers.


High Court
Land grab case 
Chandigarh, June 24
The High Court has directed Senior Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh, to direct the Station House Officer of Police Station, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, to carry out investigations in a daily dairy report (DDR) registered on February 14 and take appropriate action.


Sur Taal 2002 awards presented
Chandigarh, June 24
After long last, Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi gave away prizes of Sur Taal competition organised by it as early as in 2002. In a special cultural function held in the grounds adjacent to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha this evening, winners of prizes in the categories of folk dance, folk singing and painting, were awarded amidst cultural extravaganza.

Girls perform at Sur Taal at Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Girls perform at Sur Taal at Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh

New Release
The forgotten heroes
hirtythree years of incarceration, torture, inhuman imprisonment and brutality can do a lot to a man. Forgotten by us, whose borders they defended, these prisoners of war have apparently become a pale shadow of what they used to be. Gaurang Doshi's "Deewar - Let's Bring Our Heroes Home" is dedicated to the 54 Indian soldiers remained unaccounted in the 1971 war. "Deewar" focuses on a prison escape with an Indo-Pak backdrop. This one will be released today at Piccadily (Chandigarh), Fun Republic (Manimajra) and Suraj (Panchkula). The publicity campaign of this film has already made it ‘‘hot’’.

‘Glitz 2004’ tomorrow
Mohali, June 24
Wearable collections, bright and colourful, prepared by students of the local unit of National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) will be presented at the annual fashion show “Glitz 2004” to be held at Mohali Club on June 26.


Ethnic furniture popularity on the rise
ld is new — at least in furniture and other home accessories. If you do not believe this, just go to some of the palatial houses in the posh northern sectors. You will see ethnic pieces of furniture and other articles placed meticulously all over the place, giving house a museum-like look and fusing contemporary sensibility with traditional art.

A city resident takes a look at ethnic accessories available in a Sector 9 department store in Chandigarh Ethnic jewellery box on display
A city resident takes a look at ethnic accessories available in a Sector 9 department store in Chandigarh on Thursday. Ethnic jewellery box on display.

Harsha likes watching Pak team play
Harsha Bhogle pumps passion into anything he does. Be it commenting on cricket or writing. This trait has not only won him a lot of admiration, but also given him a lot of self fulfilment. Though he himself has not played cricket, he knows the pulse of the game. Harsha was in the city in connection with Teacher’s Highnights event organised at Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17. He is quite spontaneous. “I never prepare beforehand. Confidence is a beautiful thing and you keep on getting better day by day”, says Harsha, adding “live commentator is different and you have to live with a fact that you cannot make a mistake”. He said of course mistakes did happen sometimes. Harsha Bhogle Harsha Bhogle

I accept roles which enthuse me, says Irani
HE man who aggressively propagated laughter therapy, in his role in box office hit” Munna Bhai MBBS” was again at his humorous best. Yes you guessed it right. Film actor Boman Irani was in city for the Teacher’s Highnights event .

Crystal pieces are in thing
RE you looking for something nice and glittery to dazzle the visitors to your house? Forget all about those traditional decoration pieces — like flower vases made out of terracota. They are too bulky and unimpressive. Go in for something more eye-popping, like miniature crystal pieces.

A crystal rose on display in a departmental store in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A crystal rose on display in a departmental store in Chandigarh


Gateball, woodball to make debut in city
Chandigarh, June 24
Two new games, hitherto unknown in this part of the region, will make their debut in Chandigarh on June 26 when the city play host to the third National Gateball Championship and the second International Invitational Woodball Championship featuring several foreign players at Panjab University grounds. Both gateball and woodball have their origin in Japan. While gateball took birth in 1947, thanks to the efforts of Washin Suzuki who developed the game in Hokkaido based on croquet, a game popular in Europe, woodball was invented rather late by Ming-Hui Weng and Kuang-Chu Young in 1990.

Coach Satwant Singh guides trainees in gate ball at the Panjab University ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Coach Satwant Singh guides trainees in gate ball at the Panjab University ground in Chandigarh

Cricket trials held at St John’s
Chandigarh, June 24
The Chandigarh Cricket Association has selected players in the under-12 and under-15 categories for the St John’s Cricket Academy on the basis of trials held today on the school campus.

Unseeded players dominate the show
Chandigarh, June 24
Unseeded players dominated the scene on the fourth day of The Fort Ramgarh Total Tennis Championship played here at Total Tennis Academy, YMCA, Sector 11, Chandigarh.


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