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Teacher dismissed for beating student
Chandigarh, July 24
A teacher at a convent school in Kalka has been dismissed from service for subjecting his pupil to corporal punishment. The school authorities, at the intervention of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has dismissed Mr Jose Ignatious, for hitting Abhishek while he was watching a basketball match in the school premises on April 23.

Clash over power leaves 8 injured
Lalru, July 24
Eight persons were injured, two of them seriously, when residents of Aganpur and Bhagwas villages clashed over the power supply issue last night. According to the police, residents of Bhagwas village raised objection to the suspension of power supply by residents of Aganpur village from a transformer transmitting power to both villages.


Notice to Punjab in Burail jailbreak case
Chandigarh, July 24
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today issued notice to the state for the production of certain documents in the Burail jail-break case on August 14.

Burail jailbreak: So many questions but no answers 
Chandigarh, July 24
The complicity, knowingly or otherwise, of top brass of the UT Administration and the police in the January 22 Burail jailbreak, in which three main accused involved in the assassination of the late Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh managed to escape from the prison, may finally be revealed soon.

J J Singh, Virbhadra stress upon need to guard against subversion
Chandigarh, July 24
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Virbhadra Singh and the Western Army Commander, Lieut-Gen J J Singh, today stressed upon the need to guard against subversion, elements of proxy war and the threat posed by hostile intelligence agencies.

The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, with GOC-in-C Western Command, Lieut-Gen J J Singh, at the Civil-Military Liaison Conference in Chandimandir on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, with GOC-in-C Western Command, Lieut-Gen J J Singh, at the Civil-Military Liaison Conference

Aiming to introduce a transparent system
Panchkula, July 24
Emerging as a winner from the country's "budding intelligensia'' at each step of training would make anyone react with extraordinary exuberance. But try asking this medico-turned bureaucrat Nipun Vinayak about his latest achievement of being awarded the ``best overall performance'' in the foundation course and all the phases of training at the IAS Academy in Mussoorie, the reply is well-balanced.

NCC to raise 3 R&V squadrons in region
Chandigarh, July 24
With equestrian activities in the region being on the rise, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) is in the process of raising three Remount and Veterinary (R&V) squadrons. While an R&V unit is in the last stages of being raised in Hisar, one unit each is being raised in Chandigarh and Patiala.

A young boy splashes his way home after a shower in the city on Saturday afternoon Rain pays surprise visit
Chandigarh, July 24
Notwithstanding the apprehensions of the local Meteorological Department, residents in some parts of the city enjoyed rain showers, this afternoon. While the nearby Panchkula recorded negligible rainfall, Mohali received no rain at all in some phases.

A young boy splashes his way home after a shower in the city on Saturday afternoon. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


UHBVN decides to act against illegal connections
Panchkula, July 24
Unauthorised power connections in slum and labour colonies and villages of Panchkula is a serious cause for concern for the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, especially as power crisis hits the entire state.

Rooms come up on roofs of CHB flats
Chandigarh, July 24
Illegal rooms have been constructed by city residents on open terraces of the existing block of flats in the entire belt of the southern sectors. The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), which is the owner of the originally built flats, is unaware of the occurrence.

Salesmen not to be allowed in residential areas: SP
Mohali, July 24
Salesmen will not be allowed to operate in residential areas of the town without permission of the police or residents welfare associations. This was stated by Mr Rakesh Agarwal, SP, at a meeting with residents of Phases I to VI and representatives of some industrial phases after listening to their problems and suggestions here this evening. 

Treat Punjab on par with rest of India, pleads Sikh Studies
Chandigarh, July 24
At its general body meeting held here today, the Institute of Sikh Studies passed a resolution urging the Central Government to do away with the unconstitutional provisions incorporated in the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, and treat the people of Punjab on a par with other citizens of the country and let them enjoy rights which they were entitled to under the Constitution.

Forward Bloc for Punwire revival 
Mohali, July 24
Punwire, a property worth Rs 500 crore, is being sold for merely Rs 40 crore and we would not allow this to happen. By reviving Punwire we could support the Defence of the country and also protect the livelihood of 1500 families.

Tribune Impact
Challans to clear chaos in Zirakpur market
Zirakpur, July 24
Following the publication of a report in the Chandigarh Tribune highlighting the chaos on the highway here, the local authorities started challaning  violators in Zirakpur  market from  Friday.

H.K. Dua rues death of idealism
Chandigarh, July 24
The callousness on the part of today’s politicians, who are not doing the jobs assigned to them properly, is largely responsible for the disillusionment that has set in among the Indian multitudes. This was stated by the Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, Mr H.K. Dua, who delivered a special lecture on the “State of Nation’’ at PGI here today.

Villagers complain against officials to DC
Panchkula, July 24
BiPaSa (bijli, pani and sadak) was the topic of discussion at an open darbar organised by the district administration at Morni block today. Villagers of this block asked the administration to ensure that power and water supply was adequate and pucca roads and streets were constructed.


Miscreants ‘assault’ family on highway
Chandigarh, July 24
A city-based family was allegedly assaulted by a group of car-borne youths on the Kalka-Ambala highway near Zirakpur late this night. The incident took place at around 10 p.m. when Revenue Officer, Mr R.K. Gupta, a resident of sector 38 here, along with his wife and son was on his way back to Chandigarh from Delhi in his Maruti Zen (CH 01-0672).

Suspected killers of youth rounded up
Chandigarh, July 24
The Panchkula police has rounded up eight persons for their involvement in the Hardeep Singh murder case. The suspects were arrested by the CIA staff of the Panchkula police on Thursday night.

Man hurt as truck hits car 
Chandigarh, July 24
A man sustained injuries when a truck hit his car at Sectors 46/46/48/49 roundabout here today. Mr Gurmit Singh, a resident of Phase-II, Mohali, in his complaint to the police stated that a truck hit his car injuring him. He was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Youth attacked
Panchkula, July 24
Close on the heals of a clash between two groups in Sector 9 on the night of July 22, 24-year-old Sachin was attacked with a knife by four youths in Sector 19 this afternoon.


DC inaugurates banking mela
Mohali, July 24
The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Mrs Seema Jain, inaugurated a two-day Banking Products Mela being organised by ICICI Bank at Giani Zail Singh Nagar, Ropar, today. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Jain lauded the effort of the bank in organising the mela. She urged the bank authorities to help uplift the weaker sections of society and provide community services.

Make market reforms consumer-friendly, says Bejon Misra
Chandigarh, July 24
With a view to spreading consumer education at the grassroots level, Mr Bejon Misra, Chairman of the Consumers Coordination Council, New Delhi, today stressed the need to effectively communicate with all sections of society.

Yellow pages


DPS crisis worries parents
Management assurance on new appointments
Panchkula, July 24
The mass resignation by teachers of Panchkula branch of Delhi Public School has triggered off a crisis in the school, with the management and staff blaming each other for the situation.

Architecture students win design contest
Chandigarh, July 24
Two students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) have been selected as winning entries in the All India design competition organised by Grasim Industries recently.

Spend quality time with kids: expert
Mohali, July 24
Improve your self-confidence if you want to build your child’s confidence. This was stated by Dr Jogindra Mukherjee while delivering a talk to parents at Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69, here today. A lecturer in guidance and counselling, Government College for Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh, Dr Mukerjee talked to the parents about their role in confidence building of the child. 

Computer teachers’ recruitment process begins
Chandigarh, July 24
The Punjab Government has initiated the process of recruiting about 3000 teachers for compulsory computer education in 1287 government schools on contractual basis. The process is being carried out under the Information and Communication Technology project.

Demand for uniform policy on admissions
Chandigarh, July 24
The Society for Excellence in Education and Career Planning (SEECAP) at its fortnightly meeting held here today took stock of confusion prevalent among students after passing Class XII. The students seeking admission to professional courses were particularly confused about various entrance tests, the SEECAP honorary director S.M. Sardhana said.

Mohali Diary
Environment week
Mohali, July 24
Students of J.V. Sarvhitkari Model School, Sector 71, here celebrated “environment awareness week”. The children wore green dresses at the inaugural function on July 22. A painting contest was organised. The winners were Pankaj, Savreet, Poonam, Pearly Sayeed, Harsh, Shahzad, Simran, Ankur and Amarjit.
Students of J.V. Sarvhitkari Model School, Mohali, participate in a painting competition.
Students of J.V. Sarvhitkari Model School, Mohali, participate in a painting competition

MCA admissions
Chandigarh, July 24
Admissions to the Masters in Computer Application (MCA) course at the university campus and the Regional Centre, Muktsar, was held at Panjab University (PU) here today.


Film Review
“Julie” bold but average
t seems that Bollywood is set to explore something different. It can choose good themes or some socially relevant issues. But what ruins the game is that it fails to give these themes a realistic touch. “Julie” starts on a bold note with the heroine, Julie, (Neha Dhupia) declaring in a TV studio that she is a call girl. Sadly the boldness is limited to only body exposure. Neha Dhupia in ‘Julie’
Neha Dhupia in ‘Julie’

Western Film Review
‘Spider-man’ in emotional web
The net weaver is in an emotional dilemma. Caught in the web of life this time, the Marvel Comics character is torn between his human failings and superman heroics. The lazy lover or the much-adored crime fighter? It is a difficult choice to make. While on the one hand is his unflinching love for his girlfriend, on the other is his dedication to crime-busting duties.
Tobey Maguire in ‘‘Spider-man 2’’.
Tobey Maguire in "Spider-man 2"


Mobile companies unleash ‘ad war’ on city roads
An ‘‘Ad war’’ has been unleashed in the city by three major GSM technology mobile service providers. All three companies - Airtel, Hutch and Spice -- in a bid to outdo each other, are vying for the same vantage spots near traffic lights and in busy shopping areas.

Advertising war: Huge hoardings of mobile companies have come up all over the city. — A Tribune photograph
Huge hoardings of mobile companies have come up all over the city

Crafting his dream machine
f you are innovative, you are bound to find some ways and means to channelise your energy. For Hitesh Madhok, a mechanical engineer based in Mohali, his motor cycle is true expression of his creative skills. He has modified his 20-year-old Yezdi classic 1981 model recently, making it a powerful performer. The inspiration came from a Harley Davidson bike which he watched on the Internet.

Magic of old melodies at plaza
t was all colours and lights at the Weekend Cultural Show at Plaza at Sector 17 on Saturday. For the visitors, the melodious rhythms by the Chandigarh Police Band for over an hour on drums and other instruments, was indeed a treat.

The Chandigarh police band performs at the weekend cultural show at Plaza, Sector 17, on Saturday.
The Chandigarh police band performs at the weekend cultural show at Plaza


Sohana hospital awarded certification
Mohali, July 24
The Sohana Eye and Multi Speciality Hospital has been awarded the quality management system certification ISO 9001:2000 for providing medical services in ophthalmology, dentistry, urology, skin, orthopaedic, general medicine, ear, nose and throat, pediatrics, anaesthesia, general surgery, gynaecology and obstetric patient along with pathological and radiological services.

Health Minister’s plea to civil surgeons
Chandigarh, July 24
While speaking at a workshop on the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, Mr D.S. Guru, Secretary, Health Services, Punjab, today said as many as 1128 ultrasound centres had been registered in the state and 94 cases registered against the violators of the Act.


Javed Miandad gives tips to budding cricketers
Chandigarh, July 24
Advising young cricketers on the value of strict discipline in sports, renowned Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad here today said that cricket is a easy game but one needs to work hard to get good results. Miandad had a brief session of nearly 15 minutes with more than 150 young cricketers of the DAV Senior Secondary School coaching centre in Sector 8. He was in city as part of a promotional campaign of the Zee group.
Javed Miandad surrounded by jubilant youngsters at DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Javed Miandad surrounded by jubilant youngsters at DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 8, Chandigarh

Little Flower boys win cricket tourney
Chandigarh, July 24
Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula, got the better of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, by nine wickets to emerge winner in the under 16 section in the Panchkula District Inter School Cricket tournament held here today.

Budding cricketers of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, after winning the under-14 title at Panchkula on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Budding cricketers of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, after winning the under-14 title at Panchkula


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