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58 cases of suspected cholera reported in city

Unhygienic conditions in colonies to blame
Chandigarh, July 6
Tall claims by the Health Department notwithstanding, cholera is spreading its wings in the city with at least 58 cases of suspected cholera being reported at General Hospital (GH) in Sector 16 here today.

Paramedical staff attend to suspected cholera patients at the General Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday night. — A Tribune photograph

Paramedical staff attend to suspected cholera patients at the General Hospital in Sector 16, Chandigarh

Padiala surrenders at Kharar
Kharar, July 6
The junior vice-president of the SAD, Mr Rajbir Singh Padiala, who has been booked in connection with the murder of two persons at an SGPC election rally here on July 2, surrendered at the Kharar police station tonight.




EARLIER STORIES

 
Another day of harassment for students, parents
Chandigarh, July 6
On the second day of admissions to colleges in the city, there was no end to harassment of students and their parents. Most of the colleges today announced to have filled seats in the commerce stream. Left-out seats in the stream in other colleges saw parents running around.

Admission-seekers wait anxiously outside Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 
Admission-seekers wait anxiously outside Government College for Girls

Capt Batra’s family to be flown to Kargil to observe anniversary
Chandigarh, July 6
For the family of Capt Vikram Batra, one of the heroes of Kargil conflict, it will be a solemn occasion as they will be flown to Drass and Kargil for this year’s celebrations of the Vijay Divas scheduled on July 24. Most of the colleges today announced to have filled seats in the commerce stream.

Children jump into the Ghaggar near Panchkula
BEATING THE HEAT: Children jump into the Ghaggar near Panchkula on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Tehelka trial has become
time-barred: GCM
Chandigarh, July 6
The General Court Martial (GCM) trying Major-Gen P.S.K. Choudhary for professional impropriety while dealing with fictitious arms dealers in the infamous Tehelka scam has accepted the defence plea that the case has become time-barred for trial.

MC to focus on Mani Majra
Sports complex, 10 schools to be set up
Chandigarh, July 6
Mani Majra seems to be in for better days. The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to focus on the sustained development of the township.

Rail Budget evokes mixed reaction
Chandigarh, July 6
The Railway Budget presented by the Railway Minister, Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav, evoked mixed reaction in the city. Though welcoming the decision not to hike the passenger fare, a cross-section of the citizens were of the view that the provision of the passenger amenities would be the first casualty with the revenue generation getting the back seat.

Nishchay BahlMy Budget
C
AN we have a Budget that goes beyond offering mere sops? One, which not only pushes the economic growth beyond the 7-8 per cent mark, but also enhances the quality of life, gives the middle class a breather and creates a sustainable environment for growth and development.

 
COMMUNITY

Presence of liquidator sparks protest by Punwire staff
Mohali, July 6
Agitated employees of Punwire staged a protest in front of the factory gate here today in protest against the presence of the official liquidator and the inspection of the premises by parties intending to purchase the unit.

Tribune impact
DC tells poultry farmers to mix insecticides
Panchkula, July 6
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P. Kasni, has asked poultry farmers of the Barwala poultry belt to mix insecticides in the feed being served to chicks and hens, so that the house fly menace in the nearby villages can be brought under control.

Residents of Hallo Majra protest at the Tribune Chowk against demolition of their houses in Chandigarh
Residents of Hallo Majra protest at the Tribune Chowk against demolition of their houses in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

City unfair to fair sex
Chandigarh, July 6
The City Beautiful seems to be unfair to the fair sex when it comes to the sex ratio as it has the dubious distinction of having the second lowest sex ratio--777 females per 1,000 males-- in the country.

Panchkula Diary
Meeting to check encroachments
Panchkula, July 6
A meeting to discuss encroachments on the seasonal rivulet in Sector 19 here was held today.

Steps to ensure transparency in Army recruitment
Panchkula, July 6
With a view to bringing transparency in the recruitment process of the army, the Recruitment Office, Ambala Zone has initiated certain checks to ensure that only deserving candidates get selected.

Swan quits BJP
Panchkula, July 6
Senior BJP leader and former Director-General of Haryana Police Hans Raj Swan resigned from the party due to ‘ideological differences’ with the state party leaders here today.

 
CRIME

Mohali robbery: sketch of suspect prepared
Mohali, July 6
The police has prepared a computerised sketch of one of the four unidentified youths who has decamped with cash and jewellery from a house at gun-point here yesterday.

2 held for murdering taxi driver
Chandigarh, July 6
The Chandigarh Police has arrested two persons from Gurdaspur on the charge of kidnapping and murdering a taxi driver of Lamba Taxi Stand, Sector 33. Driver Balwinder Singh, also known as Laddi, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib, was kidnapped by these persons after hiring a taxi for 10 days from the taxi stand, which is owned by Mr Kirpal Singh.

11 booked in group clash case
Lalru, July 6
The police has booked 11 persons of two groups of residents of Alamugir village for their involvement in a clash over lying of irrigation water-pipe-line, today.

PWD employee found murdered
Chandigarh, July 6
Ram Karan, a resident of Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district, was allegedly found murdered in a forest near the local Railway station this afternoon.

Assault attempt on car owner
Chandigarh, July 6
Two unidentified persons made an attempt to assault Mr Prem Singh, a resident of Kajheri village and snatched his car near Sector 46 wine shop, late last night. The car was later recovered by the police near Sector 47.

 
EDUCATION

Model school-35 gets brightest science students so far
Chandigarh, July 6
On the third day of counselling for admission to Class XI in government model senior secondary schools in the city, 874 students were admitted under the general category to fill seats in the science, commerce, humanities and vocational streams in 28 schools.

PU warden assaulted
Alleges inaction by police
Chandigarh, July 6
A warden of a boys’ hostel on the Panjab University campus was recently assaulted by five outsiders on the campus. At 2 am, the attackers, some of them former students of the university, hurled abuses and tried to break the lock of his car. His only fault was that he had objected to their staying in the hostel during a surprise inspection a night before the incident.

COURTS

BSNL penalised for deficiency in service
Chandigarh, July 6
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has penalised the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for deficiency in service to 29 residents of the Sector 48-C, Mohali.

 
LIFESTYLE


NIFD fashion ICON- 2004
N
ATIONAL Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) is holding a poll at its centres across the country where budding NIFD designers will select the ‘NIFD Fashion ICON - 2004’ amongst the hottest babes of Bollywood. The four shortlisted nominees are Mallika Shehrawat (Khwahish, Murder), Amrita Rao (Main Hoon Na, Masti, Ishq Vishq & Deewar), Sameera Reddy (Darna Mana Hai, Plan & Maine Dil Tujhko Diya), Amrita Arora (Girlfriend & Awara Pagal, Deewana). These sensations carried off the designer collection in their movies while setting fashion trends and inspiring the generation next to ‘look good to feel good’.

Sameera Reddy

A versatile dress designe
M
OHALI-based garment exporter Kanwal Sandhu is very busy these days. She is preparing for the “ fashion week” to be held in Hong Kong from July 11 to 19. She has been into export business for the past 10 years and exporting clothes to countries like German, Israel, Thailand and Japan. Her clothes do find a small market in the USA and Canada also.

It pays to be a loyal customer
A
FTER car companies in and outside the country, it is the turn of department stores in the city to offer massive discounts to their loyal customers after making “special cards” for them.

Encounter
Not by greed alone
“G
OING to Mumbai for the first time? Don’t worry, it is more than safe for women,” remarked my widely travelled colleague, allaying my apprehensions of moving on my own in a new city.

Exhibition of handicrafts from North-East
N
ORTH-Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation Limited has put up an exhibition at Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 from July 2. Rich tapestry in the works of people of North-East are reflected in the works on display.

‘The Circle of Friends’ opens
T
WO budding artists, Laishram Jenny and Usha Sharma, put up a painting exhibition at Art Folio, Sector 9, on Tuesday. The exhibition will continue till July 10.

Children fall prey to stress, inedible things
Chandigarh, July 6
Insecurity, constant fear and surmounting pressures. Undone by the inability to adjust to the increasing stress levels, city youngsters have taken to a new task — finding recourse in ink, wall plaster, mud, cement, paper and even hair.

 
ADMINISTRATION

27 municipal employees found absent from duty
Mohali, July 6
The Deputy Director, Urban Local Bodies, Ludhiana, who visited the local Municipal Council office here today found 27 employees absent from duty.

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