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Cong team leaves for Delhi today; to seek Bahl’s ouster
Chandigarh, July 19
A deputation of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee is leaving for Delhi tomorrow to press the Congress high command to effect an immediate change in the leadership of the CTCC.

A day later, repair on Ghaggar bridge stalled
NIFD show cited as reason
Panchkula, July 19
A day after the repair work on the old Ghaggar bridge began, it has been stalled indefinitely.

Workers remove the remains of a wall constructed close to the old Ghaggar bridge in Panchkula Workers remove the remains of a wall constructed close to the old Ghaggar bridge in Panchkula on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph








EARLIER STORIES

 
Uzbek women remanded in judicial custody
Chandigarh, July 19
Three Uzbek women, who were arrested from Sector 17 market yesterday without valid travel documents, were remanded in judicial custody till August 2 today. There were reports that some foreigners were allegedly involved in flesh trade in the city and its surrounding areas.

The Uzbek women, who were arrested for allegedly travelling to the city without valid documents in Chandigarh on Monday, after being produced in a local court. — A Tribune photograph

The Uzbek women, who were arrested for allegedly travelling to the city without valid documents in Chandigarh

Hope for HIV-infected pregnant women
Chandigarh, July 19
Hope may be in sight for the pregnant HIV positive women as the chances of the transmission of infection to their children are minimised through the anti-retroviral drug Nevirapine.

Action against battalion's CO initiated
Chandigarh, July 19
The Army is understood to have initiated an administrative action against the commanding officer of a Mechanised Infantry battalion for certain acts of omission and commission pertaining to the selection of personnel to be sent on UN Peacekeeping Missions abroad.

DRT lawyers adopt contrasting stands on Recovery Officer
Chandigarh, July 19
On July 17, the Debts Recovery Tribunal Bar Association, Chandigarh, had accused Recovery Officer Yogesh Jain of serious irregularities and corrupt practices. Addressing mediapersons, DRT Bar Association, Chandigarh, President S.D. Bansal and some other office-bearers had alleged on that day that Mr Jain had been committing grave irregularities while allotting and conducting auctions of properties of defaulters.

Photo by Manoj MahajanContrary to the claims of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), certain parts of the main shopping centre— Sector 17— seem to be in a drift. At least this is true of two water features in the Plaza, which seem to be nobody’s baby. While the fountain had been functioning in fits and starts, the other water feature in front of the Plaza carnival stage virtually stinks.

  • Three cheers for honesty

  • PU back to life

  • Evasive degrees

  • Jacob pleased

 
COMMUNITY

Admn, police ‘sheltering’ Cong councillor
Chandigarh, July 19
The BJP, SAD (B), Janata Dal and Janta Party launched a joint attack against the Administration and the police for failing to arrest the Congress councillor, Mr Balraj Singh, who had allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a building contractor.

Lukewarm response to BJP bandh call
Panchkula, July 19
The bandh call by the Bhartiya Janata Party over Punjab’s termination of all water agreements, drew a lukewarm response in the district. While it was business as usual in the neighbouring towns of Pinjore and Kalka, protests marked the bandh call in Panchkula and Barwala.

Students of Modern Ways Model High School at The Tribune office
Students of Modern Ways Model High School at The Tribune office on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Colony No. 4 residents seek potable water
Chandigarh, July 19
The BJP has criticised the Congress-ruled Municipal Corporation for being unable to provide potable water in Colony No. 4. The BJP spokesperson Mr Kewal Krishan Addiwal, said Colony No. 4 had been apprising the Congress Mayor, Ms Kamlesh, Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, former Mayor Lalit Joshi and various officers of the corporation about the paucity of potable water for the past one month.

SP (Mohali) shifts office again
Mohali, July 19
For the second time in the past one year the SP, Mohali, is once again shifting his office. Following orders of the DGP, Punjab, to cut down costs, the SP, Mohali, Mr Rakesh Aggawal, has been directed to shift his office from the current rented accommodation in Phase 11 to his old office in Phase IV, currently lying unused as SSP Ropar’s camp office.

Hutch tower not removed despite DC’s orders
Chandigarh, July 19
Despite directions from the Deputy Commissioner, the telecom giant Hutch seems to be dragging its feet on the pulling down of a tower in the residential area in Sector 4 here.

Fauji Beat
Command Hospital expecting MRI machine
Unlike government hospitals, military hospitals are neat and clean and have well-managed wards. For the past few years, these hospitals have never had a shortage of medicines and are well equipped and have competent doctors.
  • New Commandant

  • Report leak inquiry

  • Callous banks

Echocardiography being done on a child at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir
Echocardiography being done on a child at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir.

Fire Dept to begin survey of schools today
Chandigarh, July 19
In the wake of the Tamil Nadu school fire the local Fire Department is starting a detailed survey of all educational institutions in the city from tomorrow . Three teams of fire officials have been constituted which will visit each school in the city to ascertain the level of fire preparedness.

2 killed in separate incidents
Chandigarh, July 19
Two persons were killed in separate incidents at Attawa and Sectors 24 and 25 roundabout this morning. A 25-year-old rickshaw-puller, Gopal, was killed after he fell off the top floor of the four-storeyed White Palace guest house at Attawa.

Labourer electrocuted
Zirakpur, July 19
A labourer was electrocuted to death while sinking a tubewell in Jarnail Enclave, a housing colony on the Zirakpur-Bhabhat village this morning. A resident of Bakarpur village, Desh Raj was erecting an iron pipe, which got entangled in overhead high-tension electricity cables, electrocuting him on the spot.

 
CRIME

One held for misbehaving with woman
Chandigarh, July 19
Surjit Singh, of Sector 52, was booked for outraging the modesty of a woman of Ram Darbar, Phase-I, here today. In a complaint to the police, Ms Sunita alleged that Surjit Singh misbehaved with her in Sector 20 and tried to take her along forcibly to a public place on Monday.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, July 19
A 30-year-old resident of Deria village today allegedly committed suicide in his house. He had been working with Maruti Courier Company in Sector 22. Mangesh Rajpurohit was found hanging from a fan of his rented room in the village this evening by his neighbours.

Suicide bid by woman
Panchkula, July 19
A 32-year-old divorcee, resident of Sector 2, Panchkula, allegedly attempted suicide today. The victim, Kamaljit, is a teacher in a school in Chandi Mandir.

Woman registered as bad character
Chandigarh, July 19
Bala, sister in-law of a registered woman bad character Kamla, has also become a bad character in the Chandigarh Police records.

Police crackdown on gamblers
Chandigarh, July 19
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested eight alleged gamblers and seized Rs 49,692 from them in raids across the city.

BUSINESS

Adviser opens shed in Sector 26 vegetable market
Chandigarh, July 19
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, today inaugurated a newly constructed shed on onion and potato auction platform at the vegetable market in Sector 26.

Shopkeepers resent MC apathy
Chandigarh, July 19
Shopkeepers of the Sector 44-C market are a disappointed lot as their business continue to suffer for want of a proper parking space in front of shop-cum-offices.

CII to host conference on organic farming
Chandigarh, July 19
The Confederation of Indian Industry will be organising a day-long conference on July 23 to discuss the issue of organic farming as a potential source of sustained prosperity for rural economy.

 
EDUCATION

Students protest against suspension of 2 for ragging
Chandigarh, July 19
Students of Sri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, today protested against the suspension of two senior students for allegedly in ragging juniors.

COURTS

High Court
Land allotment
Chandigarh, July 19
Hearing in the case of public interest litigation seeking quashing of allotment of 5.77 acres of prime land in Sector 38, Chandigarh, to Chandigarh Law Institute Private Limited, floated by some influential persons, including two sons of a sitting Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was today adjourned to tomorrow.

 
LIFESTYLE

Ravishing Rao in city
Dressed in churidar suit, the Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, with her ravishing smile, was a picture of elegance. She was in the town in connection with the NIFD Annual Fashion Show. Talking to mediapersons, she said she had modelled for nearly 35 advertisements. Talking to mediapersons, she said she had modelled for nearly 35 advertisements. She had thumbed down film offers to complete graduation in Psychology, she added. Her first modelling assignment was for a fairness cream.

 


Actress Amrita Rao is all smiles while in Chandigarh for the NIFD Annual Fashion Show to be held on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Actress Amrita Rao is all smiles while in Chandigarh for the NIFD Annual Fashion Show

NIFD students to showcase creations
The passing out batch of fashion design students of the National Institute of Fashion Design will showcase their creations at the annual fashion show tomorrow. Top models of the country, including Ms India Universe, Tanushree Dutta, Femina Miss India, Sayali Bhagat, and Miss India earth, Jyoti Brahmin, will sashay on the ramp at North Park Resorts, Panchkula.

Top models of the country who have come to city to take part in an annual fashion show of NIFD. — A Tribune photograph
Top models of the country who have come to city to take part in an annual fashion show of NIFD

Row over crown was unfair, says Lakshmi Pandit
                                       

Unfair — that is how Lakshmi Pandit, who had to return her Miss India title earlier this year, describes the controversy over her being married or single. “Amidst controversy, I decided to return the title to the organisers.
                           Lakshmi Pandit


Freshers make style statement at MCM
FRESH faces, lovely smiles and nervous eyes this was the scene in most colleges today. It was the D-day for bright-eyed girls (newcomers) of the MCM who took their first tentative steps into the college life, as the college opened today for the new academic session.


Lakshmi Pandit

Beauty academy launched
Having wooed the beauty conscious men and women of Panchkula with their advanced skin and hair treatments, Styl Studio has now launched a beauty academy. The academy will also help train girls from the economically weaker section and thus make them self-reliant.

 
SPORTS

Delhi win Western Command wrestling meet

Chandigarh, July 19
Delhi area emerged winners with 86 points in the Western Command wrestling meet which came to close this evening at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula. Vajra Corps were declared runners-up while 1 Armoured division got stood third.


Grapplers at the Western Command Wrestling championship, held at the Sector 3 Sports Complex, Panchkula, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Grapplers at the Western Command Wrestling championship, held at the Sector 3 Sports Complex, Panchkula

K.S. Sidhu to be Chief-de-Mission
Chandigarh, July 19
Chandigarh-based Raja K.S. Sidhu, who is Secretary-General of the Punjab Olympics Association, will be the Chief-de-Mission of the Indian children sports contingent (below 17) which will take part in the Third Children Sport and Games for the Asian and Pacific region meet to be held at Yakutsic (Russia) from July 24.

Sourabh fashions CCA XI victory
Chandigarh, July 19
Sourabh Arora of the city proved to be a star cricketer for Chandigarh Cricket Association XI when he enabled his side in trouncing Karnal Cricket Academy XI by a huge margin of 71 runs in Friendship Monsoon Series Cricket Tournament being played at OPS Vidya Mandir School, Sector 13, Karnal.
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