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Man dumped at hospital with bullet injuries, dies
Chandigarh, July 7
A 20-year-old unidentified youth was shot at, brought to the GMCH, Sector 32, and dumped there last night by suspected assailants. The Sector 34 police station has registered a case of murder on the statement of a police constable who was informed by a doctor that a man had been dumped in the hospital and had been shot at.

Padiala remanded in police custody

Mohali, July 7
Rajbir Singh Padiala, state vice-president of the SAD, was today remanded in two-day police custody in connection with the July 2 shooting incident at an Akali rally. The shootout had claimed lives of two Akali activists and left three others wounded. Padiala surrendered before the Kharar police last night.
Rajbir Singh Padiala being produced in a court at Kharar on Wednesday.
Rajbir Singh Padiala being produced in a court at Kharar on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan









EARLIER STORIES

 

6 cases of cholera confirmed
Chandigarh, July 7
The UT Health Department has confirmed today that six cases of cholera have been tested positive from Colony No 5 in Sector 50. While as many as 69 suspect cholera cases landed in General Hospital Sector 16 mostly from Colony No 5 and construction site near Sector 51 on late Tuesday evening, 68 were discharged this morning after they were kept under observation.

S.K. Khanna appointed MC Chief Engineer
Chandigarh, July 7
The Chandigarh Administration today appointed Mr S.K. Khanna, Superintending Engineer, Public Health Department, Haryana Government, Chief Engineer, of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. The appointment is for two years from the date he assumes charge or till his services are required by the Administration, on the usual terms of deputation.

Finance Secy told to continue
Chandigarh, July 7
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs today ended the confusion prevailing over the UT Finance Secretary. In a letter faxed to the Chandigarh Administration, the MHA asked Mr Karan Avtar Singh to continue as Finance Secretary till his successor is appointed and he joins.

Ex- Tehelka journalist cross-examined
Chandigarh, July 7
Colonel Anil Sahgal, who is being tried by a General Court Martial for professional impropriety in the Tehelka case, today submitted an application before the court seeking that his plea in bar and special plea to jurisdiction may be considered once again.

Kidwai to focus on education, says family
Chandigarh, July 7
A gentle human being, who likes to live life to its full, in all its varied aspects. This is how the family of the Haryana Governor, Dr Ashfaqur Rahman Kidwai, likes to describe him.

Family members of the Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, at his swearing-in ceremony at the Haryana Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Family members of the Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, at his swearing-in ceremony at the Haryana Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
 
COMMUNITY

People hoping for another ‘dream Budget’
Chandigarh, July 7
People from various sections of society are expecting a bucketful of sops, including raising of income tax exemption limit, reduction in service tax and duties on fast moving consumer goods, besides reduction in loan rates applicable to the farm sector. All these and more are expected to be delivered when the Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, presents the maiden Budget of the United Progressive Alliance government tomorrow.

Congress leaders call for immediate meeting
Chandigarh, July 7
Several leaders of the local unit of the Congress have asked the president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, Mr B.B. Bahl, to convene a meeting of the party at the earliest to discuss the role of certain Congress leaders who had allegedly worked against the party candidate, Mr Pawan Bansal.

Scrap new periphery Act, say Cong leaders
Panchkula, July 7
The district unit of the Congress has demanded that the New Punjab Capital Periphery Control Act, which is in force in 152 villages of the Kalka Assembly segment, should be withdrawn.

Sewing centre for poor inaugurated
Mohali, July 7
A sewing training centre for needy girls was inaugurated in Ropar today. A venture of the local unit of the Bharat Sevak Samaj, the centre has been started in the memory of noted social worker and former district chairman of the samaj, Hazura Singh.

Traditional furniture stages a comeback
Chandigarh, July 7
These days city residents are reverting to traditional furniture. The craze for imported furniture which has elegant designs but less durability seems to be over. The traditional designs have a lot of variety to suit our craving to have a good and different drawing room.

Traditional furniture is getting popular in the city.
— A Tribune photograph
Traditional furniture is getting popular in the city.

Upkeep of parks given to resident welfare bodies
Panchkula, July 7
Representatives of various Resident Welfare Associations have agreed to take over the maintenance of public parks within the MC limits here.

Punwire union stages protest
Mohali, July 7
The Punjab Wireless Systems Employees Union staged a protest against the companies that had come to inspect Punwire in connection with the sale of the unit here today. The protest was staged in front of the factory gate in Phase VII, Industrial Area.

720 register for Amarnath Yatra
Mohali, July 7
Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited in Phase II here has registered 720 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra, 2004.

Driving test venue changed
Chandigarh, July 7
The Registering and Licensing Authority, Chandigarh Administration, has shifted the venue of the driving test to the ground opposite the office of the authority in, Sector 17. The ground faces the Shivalikview hotel.

 
CRIME

Man’s body found; wife suspects foul play
Mohali, July 7
Nirmal Singh a 55-year-old resident of Kandala village, was found dead under mysterious circumstances here today. The body was found on the village outskirts in the afternoon. He was lying in the fields near his cycle. He was apparently returning home. A doctor was called, who declared that Nirmal Singh was in a highly inebriated condition when he fell.

Man elopes, takes his children along
Lalru, July 7
The wife of an employee with a Lalru-based industrial unit, in a complaint to the DSP, Dera Bassi, alleged that her husband along with her two children had eloped with his paramour.

2 held for collecting dues against fake receipts
Chandigarh, July 7
Sanjiv Kumar and Kishori Lal of Sector 45 have been arrested for allegedly collecting Reliance mobile company’s telephone bill dues against fake receipts. Ram Kishan of Sector 56 complained to the police that Sanjiv Kumar had taken Rs 2,000 in cash and his mobile set to settle a pending bill totalling Rs 5,000 of the former.

Assault victim dies, murder case registered
Mohali, July 7
A case of assault on a woman was converted into a murder case yesterday after the victim succumbed to her injuries at Cheema Medical Complex, Phase IV, here recently.

One killed in road accident
Lalru, July 7
Rajesh Kumar, of Tundla village in Ambala district was killed in an accident involving a motor cycle and an unidentified vehicle on the Kalka-Ambala highway at Jharmari barrier, near here, late last night.

Jewellery, cash stolen
Chandigarh, July 7
Jewellery worth Rs 40,000 and a sum of Rs 60,000 were stolen from house number 3421/2 in Sector 40 here today. Shubham Kaushik has complained that his father H.K. Kaushik, mother and he had gone to their respective offices when the incident took place.

BUSINESS

Divya JaitelyDivya Jaitely to inaugurate store
Chandigarh, July 7
Femina Miss India finalist and Miss Delhi Divya Jaitely will inaugurate a branded lifestyle store, at Fun Republic on July 9. A fashion show will also be organised on the occasion where models will showcase designer diamonds.

Admn defers decision on ‘Sunday shopping’
Market Pulse

 
EDUCATION

Engineering college signs MoU with IBM-Rational
Chandigarh, July 7
Swami Vivekananda Institute of Engineering and Technology, Banur, has entered into collaboration with IBM-Rational to impart software training in IT and computer science. SVIET is the first institute in Punjab to sign the MoU with IBM-Rational.

Advisory council of engineering college holds meeting
Mohali, July 7
The Advisory Council of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, in its meeting held at Chandigarh yesterday planned various academic and other activities for the year 2004-05. A number of issues, including placement of students, industry-institute interaction, providing more incentives to the students excelling in academics and sports were discussed.

632 admissions on day four
Chandigarh, July 7
As many as 632 students were admitted to various courses in the general category on the fourth day of counselling for admission to Class XI at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today. All seats in the commerce stream in four schools have been filled.
Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate courses in the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, use a dupatta to protect themselves from the glaring sun as they queue up outside the counselling center in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate courses in the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, use a dupatta to protect themselves from the glaring sun as they queue up outside the counselling center in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

All seats filled in Army law institute
Mohali, July 7
The Army Institute of Law has completed the admission process for the academic session 2004-05. The All-India Law entrance test was held on April 23. A total of 898 candidates appeared in the test.

COURTS

High Court
Notice issued to UT Administration
Chandigarh, July 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed the dispossession of some residents of village Kajehri by the UT Administration. Passing this order, a Division Bench of Mr Justice J.S. Khehar and Mr Justice Viney Mittal also issued notice of motion to the UT Administration for August 24.

 
CULTURE

Sumangal holds hope for dying Patiala gharana
Chandigarh, July 7
The Patiala gharana of classical music which has all been written off by music buffs the nation over because of an almost complete decline of the gharana in its place of origin may yet see a major revival, thanks to talented artists like 16-year-old Sumangal Arora whose passion for music may herald better times for the ‘Shahi’ gharana.

Amisha PatelSimple Amisha didn’t want to be actress
Chandigarh, July 7
Reed-thin girl draped in a maroon phulkari dupatta, standing outside a hotel in Panchkula, looks familiar. But even before you realise that she is Amisha Patel of “Gaddar” fame, she sits in a car and zooms away. Before leaving, she remarks casually, “I had no intention of entering the enchanting world of glamour. Never wanted to become an actress. Destiny got me here”.

LIFESTYLE

Fitness Trail
Making pregnancy a wonderful experience
PREGNANCY can be a wonderful time for some women and not so wonderful for others. But one thing common among all pregnant women is weight gain or bloated appearance. Hence many women become lax about their appearance during pregnancy. Eating to their heart’s extent (under the garb of eating for two) and stopping exercise or physical activities are a few things many indulge in.


Bad tele-women make good TRP
Rolling eyes hysterically, curling lips in frenzied fashion, condescending a smile that freezes into a sneer - the scheming, plotting, vicious tele-women never seem to tire of their vengeful stance. And surprisingly, the average woman never seems to tire of these glamorous women who revel in being bad! Is it sheer bad that keeps eyeballs riveted to these soaps?

Eating Out
Enjoy wholesome dimsum
Currys has gone Chinese. This restaurant and bar of Hotel Piccadily, situated in the heart of City Beautiful (Sector 22), on Wednesday launched a Chinese food festival as a run-up to going Chinese full time. The festival will be on till July 17. And after that, you will have the choice of digging into noodles and momos and chopsuey straight from the regular menu.

HEALTH

New technique to benefit breast cancer patients
Chandigarh, July 7
The PGI has introduced the sentinel lymph node technique in breast cancer for the care of patients with breast cancer. In this technique, the patient need not go through the complete removal of the breast but only a part of the breast where the lymph nodes are cancerous.

 
ADMINISTRATION

Action against poultry farm owners
Panchkula, July 7
The SDM, Mr Varinder Dahiya, has asked the Block Development Officer, Barwala, to book proprietors of Triveni Poultry farm near Kakrali village, for insanitary conditions at the farm.

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