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SBI Asst Manager kidnapped
Chandigarh, June 28
An Assistant Manager of the SBI was today allegedly kidnapped by four persons from his house in Sector 15 D in broad daylight. An eyewitness, Master Deepak Singh, said four persons came to the house of Mr Lekhraj (35), posted as Assistant Manager in the Industrial Area branch of the SBI.

13-yr-old maid raped by neighbour
Chandigarh, June 28
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 20-year-old neighbour in Sector 52, Chandigarh. This is the second rape of a minor in the past three days in the city. A girl of the same age was allegedly raped by her 48-year-old neighbour in Kajheri on Saturday.

The alleged rapist, Ashraf, in police custody in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
The alleged rapist, Ashraf, in police custody in Chandigarh


Priest held for rape bid
Panchkula, June 28
The police today arrested the priest of the Gugga Mari dera in Mansa Devi Complex for allegedly trying to rape a 12-year-old girl. The suspect, 40-year-old Som Nath, was arrested by the police late this evening.

Estate Office seals 8 unauthorised hotels
Chandigarh, June 28
Cracking down on hotels and guest houses functioning from unauthorised commercial places, a team of the Estate Office today sealed eight such places in a drive carried out this evening. These unauthorised places were located in Sectors 35 and 47.


A team of the Estate Office, led by Land Acquisition Officer S.K. Setia (second from right), sealing an unauthorisedly-run guest house in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Monday evening. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

A team of the Estate Office, led by Land Acquisition Officer S.K. Setia, sealing an unauthorisedly-run guest house in Sector 35, Chandigarh

MLAs Hostel theft case solved; 1 held
Chandigarh, June 28
The crime branch of the Chandigarh Police today claimed to have solved the Rs 4.75 lakh theft in the Shiromani Akali Dal office in the Punjab MLAs’ Hostel a year back with the arrest of a former peon in the office.

Photo by Parvesh Chauhan Notwithstanding growing popularity of slimming centres and gymnasiums among the present generation over traditional methods to keep fit, the age old practice of adopting yoga to remain healthy has been rediscovered.

  • Chautala visit

  • Roundabouts

  • Mantra for success

  • Stamp on Sikh turban

  • Banker honoured


Verma seeks report on vacant buildings
Chandigarh, June 28
Taking a serious view of flats and buildings lying vacant due to the non-allotment of the same, the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today asked the Chandigarh Housing Board and the local municipal corporation to submit a report within a week regarding various HIG, MIG, LIG and EWS category houses lying vacant.

A car caught fire on Madhya Marg in Sector 27, Chandigarh
A car caught fire on Madhya Marg in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday, due to sparking. The occupants of the car, belonging to Mr Lalit Setia, escaped unhurt. — A Tribune photograph

HUDA fails to take possession of land due to absence of staff
Panchkula, June 28
For the past one year, Haryana Urban Development Authority has failed to take possession of over 940 acres of land acquired by the Land Acquisition Office. The reason: there is no staff in the revenue branch of HUDA to take over the land.

DC ‘stays’ MC proposal
Mohali, June 28
The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, today 'stayed' a proposal of the Mohali Municipal Council to give a contract for congress grass cutting work for a whopping Rs 40 lakh for an year. The DC also ordered that the council should undertake the work on its own using better and newer methods keeping the township free of congress grass and other weeds.

ESPL reopens; staff see hope
Mohali, June 28
Electronics Systems Punjab Limited was reopened here today. The ESPL, a sick public sector unit in the Industrial Area, Mohali, was locked on June 11 this year by the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation following orders of the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction.

Retrenched employees of the ESPL outside the factory before it was reopened in Mohali on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Retrenched employees of the ESPL outside the factory before it was reopened in Mohali

Coin distribution fails to take off
Chandigarh, June 28
An ambitious project of the Postal Department to distribute coins at the post offices has failed to take off in the city. With the Reserve Bank of India reportedly developing cold feet on the issue, the project has failed to take a concrete shape. Under the project, certain post offices were to distribute coins in the denominations of Re 1, Rs 2 and 5 for the convenience of the general public.

SAD candidate’s plea on symbols
Chandigarh, June 28
The candidate of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Amarinder Singh, for the lone seat of the SGPC from the city, has appealed to the Additional Deputy Commissioner to ensure that symbols on the ballot paper are easily distinguishable.

Implement Khurana panel recommendations, say ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, June 28
City-based ex-servicemen today demanded that the government implement the recommendations of the Khurana Committee on issues pertaining to the welfare of armed forces personnel.

Fauji beat
River-rafting expedition by Royal Jats
What the Royal Jats have achieved now was not even attempted in the last ten years. It was a challenging white water river rafting expedition in Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh, by a team of 20 members, led by Capt S.S. Tanwar.
  • Unworkable promotion policies

  • Resettlement of ex-servicemen

A Royal Jats white-water river-rafting expedition in the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh
A Royal Jats white-water river-rafting expedition in the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh.

SSC starts recruitment for technical posts
Chandigarh, June 28
For the first time in its history, the Staff Selection Commission has started recruitment for technical posts. The SSC recently conducted examination for the recruitment of Junior Engineers for the Central Public Works Department.

Dairy complex likely at Naggal village
Panchkula, June 28
The proposed dairy complex, where the dairies from the township will be shifted, is likely to come up at Naggal village, near Barwala. Sources in the local municipal council have informed that about 100 acres of land is available with the panchayat of the village, and the dairy complex will come up on 50 acres. 


Fake certificate case: accused wanted to go abroad
Mohali, June 28
The police here today stated that the fake certificate racket that was unearthed yesterday in Mohali was limited to a single fake certificate. Sources in the police stated that the main accused in the case, Kanwar Ajit Singh, arrested by the police yesterday, wanted to go abroad and had faked a certificate to obtain a visa.

Labourer arrested for possessing ganja
Chandigarh, June 28
The police last night arrested a labourer and seized 1.95 kg of ganja from him. Dharminder Kumar brought the contraband from Bihar and was to deliver it to somebody in the city. The police has not yet been able to ascertain as to whom the consignment was to be delivered. Investigations are on in this regard. Dharminder Kumar had earlier worked in Hoshiarpur district and had returned to the city from his home town in Bihar.

Dharminder Kumar (left) who has been arrested with 1.95 kg of ganja in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Dharminder Kumar who has been arrested with 1.95 kg of ganja in Chandigarh


Faux pas by Panjab University
Chandigarh, June 28
"Panjab University should learn a lesson from what has happened with us," laments Prakiti Sharma, who passed Class XII this year. She claims she is in a soup on account of carelessness of the university authorities.

Internet facility for college students
Chandigarh, June 28
The Government College, Sector 11, will offer its students free access to the Internet through a dedicated lease line. The facility is being offered from the new academic session.

The new building of the Student Centre at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
The new building of the Student Centre at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh

Matric students urge NIOS to declare result
Chandigarh, June 28
Hundreds of students in the region who appeared in the matric examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling have urged the authorities concerned to declare the result at the earliest.


41 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, June 28
As many as 41 cases were settled and Rs 4.43 lakh awarded to claimants at a special lok adalat organised on the premises of the State Legal Services Authority in Sector 9 here on Saturday.


A glut of sarees from all over
reathtaking Banarsis, Tanchois, Jamavars, Balucharis, the variety of sarees at Handloom House, Sector 17, is almost endless. And, now, all these are coming for a discount of 10 per cent. For the first time since Handloom House opened its showroom in the city in 1978, the organisation has introduced the discount for the entire year.

Sarees on display at the Handloom House, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Sarees on display at the Handloom House, Sector 17, in Chandigarh

Monsoons, a bane for skin and hair
fter the scorching heat monsoons are welcome. But at the same time this season can play havoc with skin and hair. Makeup too gets washed off due to rain. Monsoons are trying times for the hair as the humidity takes away their bounce making them dull and limp. Hair loss is too takes place during this season.

Gems getting popular
iamonds may be a girl’s best friend. But they are expensive also. Just in case you cannot buy another ring embellished with sparkling stones, do not be disheartened. You can still go in for precious little gems. Cherished, yet inexpensive. In fact, the dazzling gems displayed in so many jewellery shops all over the city are rage among city residents. “The gems come from Rajasthan and are quite cheap,” says jeweller Rani Chauhan.

Designer jewellery launched

uro Gold’ collection of designer jewellery was by Trendsmith, in Chandigarh. The range is being showcased from June 28 to July 3, at Trendsmith’s store at Sector 17. The Auro Gold range comprises 18-karat lightweight Italian gold jewellery from the Vicenza region of Italy.

Models exhibit the new “Auro Gold” collection at Trendsmith, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Models exhibit the new "Auro Gold" collection at Trendsmith, Chandigarh

A director’s actor
ou have seen her in “Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi”. She is the one with intense deep eyes full of sympathy for “Karan” as he allows “Nandani” to become part of Ansh Gujral’s life. Yes, you have guessed it right. She is Tanya in the serial and Rakshanda Khan in real life.

Rakshanda Khan in yet another serial

Rakshanda Khan in yet another serial

Santosh adjudged Ms New Era
antosh Kaur was adjudged Ms New Era at a contest held at New Era Industrial Training Centre here today. Amandeep Kaur was the first runner-up while Anudeep was declared the second runner-up. Ms Baljit Kaur, lecturer, Government College, Ropar was the chief guest, while the function was presided over by Mr Anil Kaushik, chairman, Human Rights Watch.

Models who participated in a fashion show organised by the New Era I.T.C. for Women in Kharar
Models who participated in a fashion show organised by the New Era I.T.C. for Women in Kharar.

Market Pulse
New range of ACs launched
G Electronics India,the consumer durables and electronics major,has unveiled its high-end Whisen range of airconditioners. This range of air conditioners has been developed from the realisation that the market is not homogeneous. And that every consumer has a different need that needs to be catered to.


Homoeopathic drug to cure allergy from house dust
Chandigarh, June 28
Making basic research its focal area, one of the leading companies engaged in the manufacture of homoeopathic medicines — SBL world class homoeopathy — has come up a new range of new medicines.


Orissa, Delhi win gateball titles
Chandigarh girls beat Gujarat to win bronze
Chandigarh, June 28
Orissa emerged deserving winners in boys gateball, mauling Haryana 25-10 while in the girls section Delhi managed to overcome stiff resistance from Haryana before winning 4-3 in an exciting tussle for supremacy as curtains were rung down on the third National Gateball Championship and the National Woodball Championship at the Panjab University grounds here this evening.
The victorious Orissa team with the trophy which they won beating Haryana
The victorious Orissa team with the trophy which they won beating Haryana 25-10 in the final of the National Gateball Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Team championship for Chandigarh Golf Club
Chandigarh, June 28
Chandigarh Golf Club bagged the team championship in the Inter Club Golf Tournament held at Forest Hill Golf and Country Club, near Nayagaon village. There were in all 50 participants from Chandigarh Golf Club, CGA Golf Range, Panchkula Golf Club, Shivalik Golf Club, Black Elephant Golf Club, Patiala, Jahan Khela Golf Club, Hoshiarpur, Army Golf Club, Ambala and Forest Hill Golf Club.

PWA members repose faith in Kartar Singh
Chandigarh, June 28
Office-bearers and executive members of the Punjab Wrestling Association denied reports that Mr Kartar Singh had been removed from the post of president of the Punjab Wrestling Association.

Panchkula District Cricket XI win
Chandigarh, June 28
Hosts Panchkula District Cricket XI downed Suratgarh Cricket Academy by seven wickets, to secure a place in the finals of the Pandit Ram Memorial Traingular Cricket Championship being played here at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology, near Barwala.

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