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Panchkula couple among 7 killed in accidents
Panchkula, July 20
A young couple, both constables in the Haryana Police, were crushed to death by a speeding Army vehicle near Chandi Mandir temple this evening. The couple, Ashok Kumar and Sunita Devi, were on their way to the former’s native village, Dera Guru, near Pinjore.

Traffic cops have recourse to book
Chandigarh, July 20
With tough traffic policing alone failing to bring desired results, the Chandigarh Traffic Police today released a book - “Black Book” - to let people themselves examine each accident of the last year.

Centre set up for round-the-clock availability of blood
Chandigarh, July 20
The City Beautiful which is fast developing into a preferred health destination of the region today added another feather in its cap with the operationalisation of Blood Resource Centre to ensure round-the-clock availability of safe blood and its components to patients.



CAG raps IAF’s 12 Wing for avoidable expenditure
Chandigarh, July 20
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has rapped Air Force's No.12 Wing here for contravening directives issued by Air Headquarters, which consequently resulted in an unnecessary expenditure of over Rs. 61 lakh while executing civil works at the airbase.

Administration cancels lease of Central Club
Non-payment of Rs 25 lakh as arrears
Chandigarh, July 20
Continuing with its crackdown against defaulting clubs, the Chandigarh Administration today cancelled the lease of the Central Club based in Sector 9 for non-payment of dues. The club was to pay more than Rs 25 lakh to the Chandigarh Administration by way of arrears of lease money.

Bid to loot petrol station; 2 employees hurt
Chandigarh, July 20
Two armed motorcycle-borne youths allegedly attempted to loot cash from a petrol station on the Dakshin Marg in Sector 37 early this morning. This is the same petrol station on which a robbery attempt was made by Anil Kumar, alias Tota, and his gang members. They were arrested while planning to rob the petrol station.

A heady mix of beauty & creativity
t was something from the dreamland. Fantasy and reality mixed and merged to give shape to the creative desires of budding designers. Several gathered to get inspiration from the latest cutting edge of styles in fashion and beauty.

Top models showcase the collection of NIFD students on the ramp at North Park Resorts, Panchkula, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Top models showcase the collection of NIFD students on the ramp at North Park Resorts, Panchkula, on Tuesday.


Housing Board to build better houses in villages
Panchkula, July 20
The Haryana Housing Board will construct better houses in the rural areas on the pattern of the urban areas. This was stated by the Chairman of the Board and MLA, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, after inaugurating the project ‘Awas’.

Revision of electoral rolls from Sept 15
Chandigarh, July 20
Voters in Chandigarh, a large number of whom had been left out in the last Parliamentary poll, can get ready to get their names included in the voters’ list as the Chandigarh Administration will start intensive revision of electoral rolls from September 15.

Power, water crisis in Panchkula
Panchkula, July 20
With the monsoon still unrelenting, the residents of the township have been forced to go through a power and water crisis. Though Panchkula is a power cut free district, but the power shortage in the state has forced the authorities to annouce a time zone from 6 am to 8 am, in case there is a shortage in supply.

PWD engineers to hold rally today
Mohali, July 20
Members of the Joint Action Committee of Engineer and Employees of Punjab PWD (B&R), today gave a call for holding a state level rally tomorrow to protest against the alleged unprecedented action of the Vigilance Department towards the engineers.

Seeking divine intervention to bring rain
Panchkula, July 20
The threat of a drought looming large because of the delay in monsoon, people are invoking divine intervention to make the rain god relent.

MLA Chander Mohan participates in a yagya to please Lord Indra.
MLA Chander Mohan participates in a yagya to please Lord Indra.

Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, July 20
Enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation removed encroachments from the rehri market of Sector 19 and the main markets of Sector 19 and 20, here today.

Minister’s help sought to stall demolition
Chandigarh, July 20
The UT Administration would not be allowed to go ahead with its July 23rd demolition drive at Janta Nagar Colony in Mani Majra.

Punwire employees meet Biswas
Mohali, July 20
The Punwire Employees Union today met Mr Debabrata Biswas, MP and General Secretary, All India Forward Block, in Delhi.


3 behind bars for offering eggs to Lord Shiva
Chandigarh, July 20
An effort to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva with an unusual offering of eggs has landed a couple of Colony Number 5 and their childless daughter behind the bars. Ram Asrey, his wife Geeta and daughter Sunita were booked under Section 295 A of the IPC for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of complainant Prithi Singh of Sector 44.


Workshop for small scale industries
Mohali, July 20
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research will conduct a training programme under the Capacity Building Project of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, from July 26 to July 30.


PU denies admission to architecture diploma holders
Chandigarh, July 20
Panjab University has denied admission in the Bachelor of Architecture course to the holders of three-year diploma in Architecture Assistantship. After qualifying in the architecture aptitude test as a part of the AIEEE-2004, the students are seeking admission at Chandigarh College of Architecture CCA) under the 15 per cent all-India quota.

Students suffer as PU fails to put up merit list
Chandigarh, July 20
Students seeking admission to the Department of Education, Panjab University, ended up paying more for a seat in the MA (education) course for no fault of theirs. Students were admitted to the course after the last date for admission without late fee had lapsed.

Counselling at PEC, CCET postponed
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh Administration today postponed the dates of counselling for admission to undergraduate degree courses at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh College of Architecture and Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology.

Schools lack fire-fighting preparedness
Chandigarh, July 20
A lack of preparedness for fire fighting in local schools was exposed when officials of the Fire Department carried out surprise checks today.

Bir Devinder visits govt school
Mohali, July 20
The Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, visited Government High School in Phase XI here today to bring about an improvement in the institution. Mr Bir Devinder Singh, along with the SDM, Mr M.L. Sharma, held a meeting with the an architect from PUDA, an Executive Officer from the municipal council on the school premises to bring about necessary changes in it.


Judgement reserved in land allotment case
Chandigarh, July 20
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved its judgement in the ongoing case concerning alleged irregularities in allotment of a prime piece of land to some influential persons, including two sons of a sitting Judge of the High Court for a law institute.


Fitness Trail
Pack a punch in school tiffin
With vacations over and schools re-opening, mornings have again become a trying time for most moms. Getting a child ready, making him/her eat breakfast and packing a healthy yet tasty tiffin can be a difficult chore for any parent. ‘‘It is a challenge to come up with different dishes for kids’ tiffins, especially if you want them to be healthy,’’ says Meenakshi Sharma.

I enjoy directors’ envy, says Karnik
! ho gaya Na..” is a story about love and life, said its writer and director Samir Karnik while interacting with media through a web camera in Sector 35 on Tuesday. The main characters of the movie are Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek Obroi, Aishwarya Rai, Om Puri and Rati Agnihotri.

Aishwarya Rai in ‘Kyun ho gaya Na’

Aishwarya Rai in ‘Kyun ho gaya Na’


Healthcare top priority, says Dogra
Mohali, July 20
The Punjab Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr R.C. Dogra, said here today that providing good healthcare was among the top priorities of the Congress government in the state.


Inter-coaching centre contests begin
Chandigarh, July 20
Inter-coaching centre competitions organised by the Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration, began at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh, here today. Competitions are being held in athletics, volleyball, basketball and gymnastics at Sports Complex, Sector 7.

Four judokas selected for jr national camp
Chandigarh, July 20
Four judo players of the Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh have been selected to participate in the junior national coaching camp to be held from July 26 to September 14 in preparation for the Junior Asian Judo Championship, 2004, to be held in Qatar.

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