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Guarded reaction by Hannah’s parents to Kohli’s arrest
Chandigarh, July 15
The murdered British girl Hannah Foster’s parents kept their fingers crossed on hearing the news of the arrest of the main suspect, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, after 15 months.

Kohli’s brother feels relieved
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British detective Allan Bretts along with Trevor Foster and Hillary Foster at a press conference at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Thursday. British detective Allan Bretts along with Trevor Foster and Hillary Foster at a press conference at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph



Ex-servicemen sore over non-acceptance of demands
Chandigarh, July 15
Ex-Servicemen and their widows are sore over the fact that despite repeated assurances successive governments have not done much about their long-pending demands, including one-rank one-pension.

Monsoon to elude city for another four days
Chandigarh, July 15
Rains will remain elusive for at least four more days and moisture content in the air will also swell in all likelihood, further exasperating weather conditions. At least that is what weather officials at the local Met Department conclude after studying the “not-so-encouraging” monsoon trends this season.

Property registration to cost more
Panchkula, July 15
Registration of sale deeds of property in Panchkula will now cost more. The Panchkula Administration today issued the enhanced Collectors’ Rate, used as a benchmark by revenue officials to register the sale of property.

Bank employees call for strike on Aug 24
Chandigarh, July 15
The United Forum of Bank Unions has given a call to bank employees in the country to observe strike on August 24 against the dilly-dallying tactics being adopted by the Indian Banks Association( IBA) with regard to the revision of pay of bank employees.



Punwire union asks govt to clarify stand
A section of participants during a convention on ‘Revive Punwire-Save Mohali’ at Shri Luxmi Narayan Mandir in Mohali on Thursday. Mohali, July 15
The Punwire Employees Union along with members of other unions in the state held an all party convention here today. A resolution was passed urging the state government to clarify its stand on the issue of Punwire’s revival before July 21.

A section of participants during a convention on ‘Revive Punwire-Save Mohali’ at Shri Luxmi Narayan Mandir in Mohali on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Former Air Force man still flies high
Ex-serviceman Vincent Joseph in his computer workshopFrom Kochi to Chandigarh, and from radars to computers, Junior Warrant Officer Vincent Joseph (retd) has come a long way. The transition was not easy, but he and his wife Rani Vincent, do not complain about a few bumps that troubled them when they set up their computer repair workshop in Chandigarh in 1994. And now Vincent is a leader in his field handling all sorts of computers and peripherals.

Ex-serviceman Vincent Joseph in his computer workshop.

Power cuts irk Mohali residents
Mohali, July 15
The failure of the Punjab State Electricity Board to supply uninterrupted power supply to some parts of the town has the residents fuming. They feel harassed as they have to face unannounced power cuts and frequent disruption in the power supply.

Cong seeks ban on demolitions
Chandigarh, July 15
A total ban on demolitions in the Union Territory of Chandigarh has been demanded by a deputation of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, which met the Punjab Governor and Administrator of UT, Chandigarh, Justice O.P.Verma (retd) today.

Students of Government model High School Sector 43 at The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Students of Government model High School Sector 43 at The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Child dies as roof collapses
Chandigarh , July 15
An eight-year-old child tonight died when the roof on which he was sleeping collapsed in Behlana village, near the airport. The child has been identified as Arman of house number 260 in the village, according to the police. He was taken to the GMCH where he was declared brought dead, the police said.

Mother of three found dead
Chandigarh, July 15
A 24-year-old mother of three daughters was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her mother’s house in Indira Colony here today. Sonu slept on the roof of her house last night after she complained of stomach ache. She was also complaining about back pain, her family members told the police.

Saplings planted at Press Club
Chandigarh, July 15
Chandigarh Press Club stepped into its silver jubilee year by celebrating its 24th annual ‘Founder’s Day’ here today. The function was marked by planting of a variety of saplings on the club premises by veteran journalists, past presidents and secretary-generals.

Sector 47 resident loses documents
Chandigarh, July 15
Mr Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 47, lost his purse containing money and important documents in Sector 47 market, here today.



Woman arrested for burglaries
Chandigarh, July 15
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police has arrested Bala, allegedly involved in over a dozen burglaries, from a house atSahnsi Colony in Sector 38-A, here today. The police also claims to have recovered gold ornaments from her possession.

Two cases of chain-snatching
Panchkula, July 15
Two incidents of chain- snatching were reported in the town today. In both cases, two accused targeted women while the latter were walking towards their homes. The first case of chain- snatching took place in Sector 10 this morning when Parmeshwari Devi was walking towards her home.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh , July 15
A 45-year-old resident of Colony Number 4 today committed suicide. Bhagwan Singh, father of three children, hanged himself from a ceiling fan Bhagwan, hailing from Uttaranchal, left a suicide note asking the family members and the police to cremate without a post-mortem examination.


LIC customers’ get-together
Chandigarh, July 15
A customers’ get-together was organised by LIC of India, Chandigarh Division at Jeevan Parkash Building, Sector 17 here today. A large number of policy holders attended the meeting.



Proud moment for toppers
UT middle standard examination toppers Mandeep, Bhavna and Sandeep share light moments with the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd) in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chandigarh, July 15
It was proud moment for three meritorious students who topped in this year’s UT middle standard board examination in the non-model school category. Coming from humble backgrounds, the students — Sandeep Kumar, Bhavna Verma and Mandeep Kaur — who scored the first, second and third positions in the examination became part of the four-year education package for meritorious students, initiated by UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd).

UT middle standard examination toppers Mandeep, Bhavna and Sandeep share light moments with the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd) in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students have fun
Tiny tots of Shemrock Senior Secondary School,Sector-69, Mohali, participate in fun games  on the school premises on Thursday. Mohali, July 15
Students of Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69, here participated in a variety of fun games today. The games were introduced with a purpose of learning to enjoy, with a healthy sense of competition. Children could be seen cheering happily for others. Winners were given sweets. In the blind men’s race, Simandeer and Sahil were first while Robin and Avpreet came second. Bhavleen and Gurinder came third.

Tiny tots of Shemrock Senior Secondary School,Sector-69, Mohali, participate in fun games on the school premises on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


Free medical aid to poor: notice issued
Chandigarh, July 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Government, the governments of Punjab and Haryana, the UT Administration and the PGI on a petition seeking free medical treatment for poor patients suffering from serious ailments.

40 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, July 15
In order to speed up the process to achieve its aim envisaged under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, another special Lok Adalat was organised today on the premises of the State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar, Judge of the high court-cum-Executive Chairman of the State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, to settle outstanding dues of Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank.



New Releases
‘Gaayab’ appears today
With Sahara Manoranjan and Ke Sera Sera for his partners, the most versatile amongst the contemporary film makers, Ram Gopal Verma strikes again with his new venture ‘Gayab’ after ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’. Ramu has revealed a mastery over a variety of cinematic genres.


Neha Dhupia and Deepak Shivdasani Neha Dhupia sees nothing outlandish in ‘Julie
It pays to go the Mallika Sherawat way in Bollywood. And though actress Neha Dhupia, who still flaunts her former Miss India tag, may not quite relish the comparison, the fact of the matter is that she has finally crossed the boundaries of conventional cinema to ensure some popularity.

Exhibition of jewellery
A wide range of jewellery “The Lustrous Collection” is on display at an exhibition at Kidar’s Gallery, Sector 7. The collection is oraganised by Art Karat International Ltd.

Shweta Sahni Men prefer long hair
In a role reversal, men are wearing long hair while women, especially young women, are getting their hair cut short. “This is the latest trend in fashion being witnessed all over the world”, says Ms Shweta Sahni, technical adviser, L’Oreal in a chat with TNS here on Thursday. “As a matter of fact, long hair which went out of fashion for men a few years ago, are now back with a bang.

Well-blended presentation by Jitender Shah
City-based singer Jitender Shah presented an evening of light classical music at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16 on Thursday. Trained in the nuances of ghazals by famed music maker Virender Bachan, Jitender Shah presented a fine mix of musical pieces that included sufiana qalaam.

Food Festival
Relive the taste of Lahore
You may have heard umpteen stories of Lahore from your parents and grandparents. Of its quaint old-world charm — the streets, houses, schools, colleges, clothes... and most of all, the khana. The special Punjabi dishes laced with typical herbs and spices and desi ghee and dollops of butter. The sweetmeats that they just can’t stop raving about. As in the dum style of cooking, or giving that particular flavour to the murg. Now, you have a chance to savour some of those delights. Moti Mahal, the fine dining restaurant in City Beautiful’s Sector 17, on Friday started a 10-day Lahori food festival. Chefs from Delhi have specially come to cook and serve delicious spicy food which Lahore in famous for.



Vishaka, Neha surge ahead
Chandigarh, July 15
Vishaka and Neha surged ahead in the third round on the opening day of the seventh St Stephen’s Carrom Ranking Tournament played here today at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45. As many as 170 players from the city are taking part in the meet.


Verma reviews progress on rehabilitation tenements
Chandigarh, July 15
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today reviewed the progress of 240 rehabilitation tenements constructed in Industrial Area. He asked the Deputy Commissioner to hand over the list of over 300 squatters to the Chandigarh Housing Board within two months so that they could be allotted houses.

Agnihotri standing counsel for Centre
Chandigarh, July 15
Mr Deepak Agnihotri has been appointed senior standing counsel for the Union Government for three years. He will represent all departments of the Central Government, except the Railways, before the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal.

Private cars running as taxis impounded
Mohali, July 15
The Mohali traffic police has impounded several cars being run as private taxis in the township. A special drive to nab private car owners who were using their cars for commercial purposes was started by the traffic police yesterday. The traffic police had received a communication from the district transport authorities requesting for help to check the mushrooming of unregistered taxis.

MC fixes Rs 1000 for last rites of unclaimed bodies
Panchkula, July 15
After the controversy over the performing of last rites of an abandoned child yesterday, the Municipal Council has decided to fix an amount of Rs 1000 for the last rites of unclaimed bodies found within the MC limits.

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