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Hannah’s parents seek information about Kohli
Chandigarh , July 14
With the Punjab police remaining clueless about suspected murderer of British student Hannah Foster for 14 months, her parents here today made a public appeal seeking information about the suspect Maninder Pal Singh Kohli. Hannah’s mother Hillary Foster and father Trevor Foster today met mediapersons here to make an appeal to the public at a press conference.

Nation page: Crime branch intensifies search for Kohli
Punjab page: Vedanti may appeal to Sikhs to help trace Hannah’s killer

UT Administration to computerise land records
Chandigarh, July 14
Following the Andhra Pradesh model of computerised efficiency, the Chandigarh Administration will be computerising all records of residential and commercial property in the city in the next few weeks.




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Culdipp Singh Bhatti First Sikh Lord Mayor of Leicester comes calling
Chandigarh, July 14
While admitting that Sikhs were increasingly participating in public life in the UK, Mr Culdipp Singh Bhatti, the first Sikh Lord Mayor of Leicester, today said the trend was more pronounced among the first generation Sikhs. On a private visit to the city today, Mr Bhatti, who enjoys a formidable reputation both in academic and official circles of UK, said the entry of young Sikhs in UK’s politics was not commonplace yet.

Models display a collection designed by the fourth semester students of fashion design, NIFD, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Preview show by NIFD students
Chandigarh, July 14
To judge the garments prepared by the fourth semester students of fashion design for the forthcoming Annual NIFD Passing Out Fashion Show a jury presentation was organised by National Institute Of Fashion Design, Chandigarh, today.


Models display a collection designed by the fourth semester students of fashion design, NIFD, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph.


 
COMMUNITY

Epidemic waiting to happen in Burail, says Mayor
Chandigarh, July 14
Burail village is waiting for an epidemic to happen, according to the Mayor, Ms Kamlesh, who visited the area, here today. “Burail has all ingredients for an epidemic. Its open drains; littered open spaces and foul smell are a cause of concern as far as the health of the people in the area is concerned. The contractor will be dealt with strongly for non-performance,” she said.

New device to regulate mixing of chlorine
Mohali, July 14
Multan Singh shows his chlorine supply regulator at the waterworks in Tangori on Wednesday. Ingenuity is certainly independent of higher education. Mr Multan Singh, a 45-year-old pump operator, barely a matriculate, working for the Punjab Public Health Department has invented an automatic device to regulate the mixing of chlorine in water to make it potable. Using his own tools and raw material, Mr Multan Singh has installed the first such ‘jugaru machine’ at the department’s tubewell in Tangori village, where he works.


Multan Singh shows his chlorine supply regulator at the waterworks in Tangori on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Quark to the aid of govt schools
Mohali, July 14
Mr Fred Ibrahimi, Chairman, Quark (centre), has a word with teachers of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Sohana on Wednesday. Quark has come to the aid of some government schools which lacked various facilities in the Kharar area with company chairman Fred Ibrahimi promising to provide modern cooking gadgets and home appliances for the “Rasoi” facility in a Sohana school here today.

 

Mr Fred Ibrahimi, Chairman, Quark (centre), has a word with teachers of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Sohana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph.

This 3-year-old needs help to survive
Sarika with her father Harishankar Chandigarh, July 14
Barely three years old, Sarika is battling for her life at the PGI. With a hole in her heart, this daughter of a labourer at Railley village, in Panchkula, Harishankar, needs help. Doctors have estimated that Rs 50,000 would be required for the child’s operation and the cost of treatment and medicines would be additional.

Snag hits 14,000 telephones in Mohali
Mohali, July 14
Nearly 14,000 telephones in the town remained out of order for more than two hours due to a snag here this morning. The disruption in the services began around 10 a.m. and the problem could be set right only after 12 noon. Mr A.S. Sandhu, Divisional Engineer, said nearly 10,000 phones linked to the E-10-B exchange and 4,200 to the Fetex exchange became non-functional when the power supply to the two exchanges got disrupted.

A 520-foot-long wall mural
Chandigarh, July 14
The 520-foot-long mud wall mural executed by N.K. Sathi (right) at the Haryana Tourism’s heritage village project at Rai covers an area of 4,000 sq ft. As Haryana Tourism’s ambitious heritage village project at Rai awaits a formal opening on July 15, the man behind its artistic inspiration looks back on the project with a fair amount of satisfaction.
The 520-foot-long mud wall mural executed by N.K. Sathi (right) at the Haryana Tourism’s heritage village project at Rai covers an area of 4,000 sq ft. 

Illegal structures removed
Chandigarh, July 14
A team of the Chandigarh Housing Board today removed illegal structures in 10 flats in Sector 45-A and Sector 45-D. The occupants had encroached upon government land and constructed illegal balconies.

Students of Dashmesh Public Senior Secondary School, Mohali, have a close look at a printing unit of The Tribune publications on Wednesday.
Students of Dashmesh Public Senior Secondary School, Mohali, have a close look at a printing unit of The Tribune publications on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph 

Abandoned girl dead
Panchkula, July 14
Eight-year-old Pooja, who was abandoned by her brother and detected as suffering from tuberculosis, died at General Hospital last night. The girl was cremated by a non-government organisation, Aggarwal Sabha this morning. The Municipal Council authorities had earlier refused to perform her last rites.

IFFCO gives Rs 52.47 lakh to Markfed
Chandigarh, July 14 India’s cooperative leader in fertiliser production, IFFCO, has given a dividend of Rs 52, 47, 150 to Punjab Markfed.

Tributes paid to Baldev Sahai
Mohali, July 14
Tributes were paid to freedom fighter Baldev Sahai, who had died on July 3 after prolonged illness, on the bhog of Sri Garur Puran and Rasam Pagri held at Lehri Shah Mandir here today.

 
CRIME

Man held in shop for impersonation
Chandigarh, July 14
A Panipat resident has been arrested for allegedly impersonating to collect a payment of Rs 35,000 on behalf of a shopkeeper from a customer who had booked a microwave oven on credit.

Debt-ridden youth hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, July 14
A 21-year-old employee of Micro Industries today hanged himself to death and a debt- ridden employee of a sweet shop died of a heart attack in the Mauli Jagran area.

Gas agency owner, watchman arrested
Chandigarh, July 14
The owner of the Nirmal Gas Agency in Mani Majra, Mr Nirmal Singh, and a night watchman of the agency, Ramesh, have been arrested for allegedly endangering the life of Bhim, Atul and Banta and destroying evidence in a July 11 fire.

 
EDUCATION

Workshop to sensitise teachers
Mohali, July 14
A workshop for teachers was held at Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69 here today. The workshop was conducted with a view to sensitising the teachers to the fact that each student had a different mental make-up.

COURTS

Kharar shootout: 2 more accused remanded
Mohali, July 14
Two more accused persons, wanted in the July 2 shootout case at an Akali rally in Kharar, were today remanded in police custody till July 16 by Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate Poonam Ratti at the Kharar courts.

Plan to popularise Lok Adalats
Chandigarh, July 14
To popularise the concept of the Lok Adalats, the State Legal Services Authority will hold declamation contests in various colleges of the city and Panjab University. A slogan writing competition will be organised and catching slogans on Lok Adalats will be used for educating the public.

 

LIFESTYLE

Fitness Trail
Day dream your way to success
E
ight-year-old Karan is gazing into space with a beatific smile on his face. He is not sitting idle but indulging in one of the important yet neglected aspects of human nature, day dreaming. While parents might call it a waste of time, psychologists term it as a pleasurable experience and psychiatrists say it can help you beat stress.

Eating Out
South Indian fare for office-goers
The Sector 35 lane of hotels has another eatery: a branch of the popular South Indian specialty restaurant, Sagar Ratna. There are already other Sagar Ratna outlets in Sector 17, Chandigarh, Fun Republic, Mani Majra, and in Panchkula. On an all-India level, this is their 32nd branch.

Gunjan VirkHer creations are bold enough for Elvis Presleya
“T
HE young must have the confidence to create their own fashion. They must build on their individuality and wear clothing that brings out their true self. Even those who can’t afford designer wear, can create their own style with the limited resources they have,” says Gunjan Virk, a city-based fashion designer, who launched her own label after completing her masters in fashion from Italy.

HEALTH

Tips to prevent cholera
Chandigarh, July 14
Dr Mohinish Chhabra, a gastroenterologist, has emphasised that the cholera cases reported in some parts of Chandigarh should serve to heighten awareness about the diseases in the public rather than creating a scare. At the same time, every gastroenteritis case should not be taken as a cholera case.

Drive to keep dengue at bay
Chandigarh, July 14
After the outbreak of cholera, the UT Health Department is preparing itself to face dengue. The Director Health Services, UT, Dr C.P. Bansal, said the department would launch its awareness drive on August 1 to keep dengue at bay this monsoon.

 

SPORTS

SGFI infighting hits school students
Chandigarh, July 14
The ongoing infighting between the two factions of the School Games Federation of India has put the career of many school children in jeopardy in Chandigarh and elsewhere. The latest victims are football and volleyball players who might not be able to take part in the forthcoming Asian school football and volleyball championships to be held in Hong Kong and Macau respectively.
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