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Man shoots at wife’s uncle

Suspected him of causing estrangement with his wife
Chandigarh, July 8
A peon Morepal in the Punjab Forest Corporation was last night shot at point blank range in the neck allegedly by the husband of his niece. A Kishangarh painter Inderjeet (28), suspected that Indira Colony resident Morepal (40) was encouraging his niece Usha, married to the accused for seven years, to live separately from him.

Inderjeet, who shot at his wife’s uncle Morepal, in the police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Inderjeet, who shot at his wife’s uncle Morepal, in the police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph



More funds for city in Union Budget
Chandigarh, July 8
Despite doing quite well in revenue generation, the share of Chandigarh in allocation meant for development was reduced marginally in the Budget announced today while the non-plan segment, which goes towards account of salaries and running of establishment, was hiked by Rs 36 crore from last year.

Mixed reaction by industry to Union Budget

Keshav Sachdev
Keshav Sachdev

Manmohan Singh 
Manmohan Singh 

Rajendra K. Saboo 
Rajendra K. Saboo

Amarjit Goyal 
Amarjit Goyal 

R.S. Sachdeva
R.S. Sachdeva

Farmer-friendly Budget: expert
Ex-servicemen welcome Budget

PEC notified deemed varsity
Chandigarh, July 8
The Chandigarh Administration today issued a notification to implement the deemed university status of Punjab Engineering College under the University Grants Commission Act.

Mango fest from July 10
Panchkula, July 8
Haryana Tourism, in association with Department of Horticulture is all set to hold its annual Mango mela at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore from July 10 to July 11. This is the 13th time that the mela is being held.

The Financial Commissioner, Agriculture, Mr K.S. Bhoria and the Financial Commissioner, Tourism, Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, address a press conference at Panchkula on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
The Financial Commissioner, Agriculture, Mr K.S. Bhoria and the Financial Commissioner, Tourism, Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, address a press conference at Panchkula on Thursday.

Rotary Club office-bearers installed
Panchkula, July 8
Mr N Paul Sabharwal was installed the president of the Rotary Club, Panchkula, for the year 2004-05, by Mr Rajneesh Garg last night.

Investigation his forte
Chandigarh, July 8
From a humble salesman selling office equipment to an investigative journalist whose expose rocked the nation, to a novelist, it has been an eventful decade for former tehelka.com journalist, Anniruddha Bahal.


Greenpeace sets up office in city

Chandigarh, July 8
Internationally acclaimed Greenpeace movement has opened its office in the city in order to “ initiate a direct dialogue with its citizens.” The office is headed by Direct Dialogue Coordinator, Mr Manish Kumar, and has a staff of 14 other volunteers. It is the first international voluntary organisation to set up base here.

An ‘ambassador’ of Greenpeace explains a point to people in its direct dialogue programme on environment initiated in Chandigarh. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan 

An ‘ambassador’ of Greenpeace explains a point to people in its direct dialogue programme on environment initiated in Chandigarh.

Panchkula Diary
Ambulance given to health centre
Panchkula, July 8
The Red Cross Society, Panchkula, and the St. John Ambulance Society presented a new ambulance to the Community Health Centre, Kalka. The Deputy Commissioner and the President of the District Red Cross Society, Ms Neelam P. Kasni said the society had presented one ambulance to the Morni Health centre, one to the Raipur Rani centre, and two ambulances in Panchkula.

Cops beat up four of family
Chandigarh, July 8
Two allegedly inebriated policemen last night assaulted a family in Sector 47 injuring all four of them. Mr Ramesh Goel alleged that the policemen who live on the first floor of flats in Sector 47 last night assaulted his family when he objected to parking their vehicle in front of the gate of the complainant’s house who lives on the ground floor in house number 3079 just below the flat of policemen Gurnam Singh and Bhupinder Singh.

Veena Goel and Vishal Goel who were allegedly beaten up by two inebriated policemen.
Veena Goel and Vishal Goel who were allegedly beaten up by two inebriated policemen.

Ex-soldiers can help police control thefts, says SP
Mohali, July 8
The services of ex-servicemen can be utilised by the police to control cases of theft in the town.

Snag hits power supply
Panchkula, July 8
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam suffered a major setback in its power transmission upgradation programme when the 100 MVA transformer in the Ramgarh Madanpur substation, that feeds power to the township, developed a technical snag.

Vulture care centre to become breeding centre
Panchkula, July 8
The Vulture Care Centre in Bir Shikargah forest near Pinjore has been granted permission to function as a Captive Breeding Centre for the endangered long-billed and white-backed Gyps species of vultures.

Burail resident succumbs to burn injuries
Chandigarh, July 8
A 21-year-old resident of Burail, Umashankar, succumbed to his burn injuries at the GMCH-32, where he along with his wife were admitted on July 5.

Police flashes messages to adjoining states
Chandigarh, July 8
The Chandigarh Police has sent messages to neighbouring police stations in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh to get clues about the person who was dumped in the GMCH-32, Chandigarh.


Cash, jewellery stolen from house
Mohali, July 8
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery from a house in Sector 69 here yesterday. It is learnt that about 15 tolas of gold and Rs 57,000 in cash were stolen from the house and no one was at home when the theft took place.


PU interview schedule
Chandigarh, July 8
Various departments of Panjab University today announced the interview schedule. Department of Chemistry: Interview for admission to M.Sc. (Hons School) Chemistry first year for 10 additional and 10 Foreign/NRI/NRI sponsored and industry sponsored seats for students who have cleared the entrance test, will be held on July 13 at 11 a.m. in the committee room of the department.

Restart physical education course, say students
Panchkula, July 8
The Director, Higher Education, Haryana, has withdrawn the physical education course from the curriculum offered at various Government Colleges in the state.

Exam dates fixed
Chandigarh, July 8
The Central Board of Secondary Education has fixed in advance the dates for holding the All-India pre-Medical/pre-Dental Entrance Examination-2005.

More funds needed to set up library
Mohali, July 8
More funds will have to be earmarked for the setting up of the Municipal Council library in the Phase X Silvi Park.

Seats in science, commerce stream filled
Chandigarh, July 8
On the fifth day of counselling for admission to Class XI in Government Model Senior Secondary schools in the city, all seats in the science and commerce streams were filled. The seats in the humanities stream in GMSSS, Sector 16, and GMSSS, Sector 35, have also been filled. A senior official of the Board said a few seats in the science stream at GMSSS, Sector 8, were only left.

Most of commerce seats filled in colleges
Chandigarh, July 8
Most of the colleges in the city today reported to have filled all seats in the commerce stream and professional courses. Admissions were still going in the arts and science streams.

Prof, lab assistant involved in brawl on PU campus
Chandigarh, July 8
A verbal altercation between a faculty member of the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, and a laboratory assistant of the same department caused a flutter on the campus here today.


Lawyer’s licence suspended
Chandigarh, July 8
The licence of Chandigarh-based lawyer Sidharth Sanwaria has been suspended by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana for one year for professional misconduct.

Forum condemns power cuts
Mohali, July 8
The Consumer Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum has opposed the power cuts being imposed by the PSEB.

Judicial remand in dowry case
Zirakpur, July 8
Having remained elusive for over three months, Inderjit Singh a resident of New Defence Colony, Zirakpur, who had surrendered before a court in Rajpura on Tuesday, was remanded in judicial custody today.


New Release
Yet another cop drama — ‘Garv’

T is poised to be a whopping year for Bollywood with an unbelievable line of police story films. Keshu Ramsay’s star-studded ‘Khakee’ was the first movie in the series of police story films to hit the screen followed by, 'Police Force’, ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’, ‘Aan-Men At Work and ‘Dev’.


Amisha visits Phulkari
UNJAB Government’s emporium in Sector 17 — Phulkari — had an unusual visitor this afternoon.

A home that abounds in sculptures
ENSE palm trees extend a warm welcome even before you push open the impressive wrought iron gates for entering the palatial four-kanal residence of the Oberoi family in Sector 9, Chandigarh. And as you walk past the lush green lawn of carpet grass illuminated by dim garden lights in the evenings, the gigantic structure with enchanting butchwork simply pulls you towards it.

It just happened
A 26-year-old Preeti (name changed) is getting married next month. But is not happy. Rather most of the time she is in tears. Because she will have to break up with her friend Sonia (name changed). She does not want to get married but dare not disobey her parents. In severe depression she does not know how to solve the problem. She cannot share it with her parents.

Role to my liking in Ruby Duby, says Parmeet
STRAPPING, smart and suave Parmeet Sethi is now doing something he can relate to. The film and television actor is playing the role of a doting dad to three naughty kids in Sahara Manoranjan’s “Ruby Duby Hub Dub — Just fantastic”, a children’s comedy on air since June 7.


Ozone therapy for back pain
Chandigarh, July 8
Ozone discectomy, where the ozone is injected in the spinal disc to heal the patients suffering from acute back pain has been introduced in the city today by Dr Vijay Sheel Kumar of the Kumar Pain management and speciality centre, Delhi. Dr Kumar in fact claims to be the only person currently performing this latest surgery in the country, which is already been accepted in the western countries.


Scholarships for sportspersons
Chandigarh, July 8
The Sports Authority India, on behalf of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will award the national and state level scholarships for 2004-05. The scholarships will be awarded to sportspersons studying in schools, colleges and university who have secured first, second or third positions in individual events. The last date for submitting the form is September 30.

Singla, Gill to attend workshop in Goa
Chandigarh, July 8
The Area Director of Chandigarh Chapter, Dr S.N. Singla, and a Physical Education Teacher with the UT Education Department, Mr Gurcharan Gill, will be attending a seminar-cum-workshop being conducted by Special Olympics Inc, Washington, in Goa from July 10 to 12.


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