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Power supply in city hit as cable snaps
Chandigarh, July 28
More than half of the city, including key commercial areas of Sectors 17, 22, 34 and 35, went without power for between two and five hours following a breakdown in the high-tension cable carrying power from the 220 KV substation at Mohali to Chandigarh, here today.

 Gurdev Singh Nihang in police custody in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Suspect in banker’s kidnapping held
Chandigarh, July 28
The Chandigarh police today arrested Dasua-based Gurdev Singh Nihang who was one of the persons involved in the kidnapping of a banker from Sector 15 last month.

Gurdev Singh Nihang in police custody in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Boy gives jewellery to ‘soothsayers’ to save mom
Chandigarh, July 28
Two youths posing as soothsayers frightened a 13-year-old child into handing over to them 40 tolas of gold, 85 tolas of silver and Rs 15,000 in cash “to save his mother from sudden death”.

Inquiry panel to hand over original tehelka tapes to Army
Chandigarh, July 28
The Phukan Commission investigating into allegations of corruption in defence deals has decided to hand over the original video tapes, showing officers allegedly demanding and accepting bribes, to the Army for producing them as evidence before a General Court Martial (GCM) trying one of the accused officers at Chandimandir.

JJ Singh ends visit to field formations
Chandigarh, July 28
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lieut-Gen J.J. Singh today concluded his two-day visit to field formations in the Western Sector.



A labourer repairs a leak in a water pipeline in Sector 46, Chandigarh.
A labourer repairs a leak in a water pipeline in Sector 46, Chandigarh. The earth around the area caved in following the leak, causing a six-foot-deep pit. — A Tribune photograph

EARLIER STORIES
 

Sale deed registration to cost more
Chandigarh, July 28
Getting property sale deeds registered will now be expensive as the Chandigarh Administration today hiked the Collector's rates which are used as benchmark for registration of sale deeds and the resultant stamp duty.

Sucha Singh, who was injured a gun went off in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on WednesdayPanic in Sector 22 as gun goes off, 2 hurt
Chandigarh, July 28
Panic gripped the Sector 22-C market this morning when two person were injured by the pallets of a gunshot. Satish Kumar and Sucha Singh, a peon of the Punjab Irrigation Department, were hit by the pellets of a .12 bore gun which went off accidentally when Harmeet Singh, who was carrying the weapon, got down from a vehicle. According to the police, the barrel of the gun hit the ground and its trigger was pulled accidentally.



Sucha Singh, who was injured a gun went off in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Caste system historic injustice: Meira Kumar
Chandigarh, July 28
The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms Meira Kumar, called upon oppressed sections of society to empower themselves and use their energy to break the shackles of caste system.

Truckers protest against beating of drivers
Dera Bassi, July 28
Members of local truck unions protest against the beating up of truck drivers by Excise and Taxation Department officials at MubarikpurProtesting against the alleged beating up of certain truck drivers by officials of the Excise and Taxation Department late last night, a number of truckers staged a dharna at Focal Point, Mubarikpur, near here, today.

Members of local truck unions protest against the beating up of truck drivers by Excise and Taxation Department officials at Mubarikpur, near Dera Bassi, on Wednesday. Mr Raghubir Singh (inset), a truck driver, shows his injuries.

SDM (South), father pay fine for evading stamp duty
Chandigarh, July 28
The Subdivisional Magistrate (South), Ms Madhavi Kataria, and her father, Mr Virender Kataria, who is a politician, have deposited about Rs 1 lakh as fine imposed on them by the Chandigarh Administration for allegedly evading a part of the stamp duty on the purchase of a two-kanal house in Sector 21 here.

 

COMMUNITY

Governor urged to intervene on helmet issue
Mohali, July 28
The local SGPC member, Mr Hardeep Singh, has appealed to the Punjab Governor to intervene in the helmet issue in Chandigarh as Sikh women are being put to harassment.

Students of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, during their visit to The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Students of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, during their visit to The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Shops remain open after 6 pm
Traders threaten to stage protests
Mohali, July 28
A number of commercial establishments in the town remained open even after 6 pm today, defying government orders issued in this regard even as the Mohali Vyapar Mandal has threatened to come on the streets if the Punjab Government failed to amend the relevant orders within two days.

Complaint against bravery awards’ name filed
Chandigarh, July 28
“The Burning Brain Society” has filed a complaint with the I.G. office against the announcement by a leading cigarette company about reinstitution of bravery awards in the name of one of their brands of cigarette.

Protest against move to unbundle PSEB
Mohali, July 28
A dharna was staged by various employee unions of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) outside its office in the industrial area here today in protest against the move of the government to unbundle the board.

Tribune Impact
City to be cleared of cell companies’ hoardings
Chandigarh, July 28
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today made a move to bring about an end to the “ advertising war” launched by rival mobile companies which have overtaken all important places in commercial areas in the city for their advertisements.

SAD (A) wing supports CM on SYL
Chandigarh, July 28
If the stand taken by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the river water issue had been taken earlier by the previous chief ministers, the issue would have been resolved years ago.

Readers write
Clear area of wild growth
A
piece of land adjacent to Congress Bhavan in Sector 15 needs to be cleared of wild growth. The site looks almost like a jungle.

  • Bounced cheques

  • Insanitary conditions

  • Keep dogs away from parks

 

CRIME

Married woman dies of poisoning
Chandigarh, July 28
A 20-year-old woman Naina today died at the GMCH under mysterious circumstances a month after her marriage. She allegedly consumed some poisonous substance.

Cash, jewellery stolen from house
Mohali, July 28
Jewellery and cash were stolen from a house in Sector 70 here last evening, causing a loss of around Rs 1.5 lakh to the owner of the house.

SDE crushed to death
Chandigarh, July 28
A Subdivisional Engineer (SDE) of the Sector 26-based Punjab Tubewell Corporation died when a CTU bus ran over him while he was going to his office this morning.

BUSINESS

City resident wins trip to UK
Chandigarh, July 28
Shiv Kumar Sharma of Chandigarh has won Pepsi “Toss Ka Boss”. Under the scheme, he will visit England on an all-expense paid trip to watch one of the matches during the ICC Champions Trophy in September.

Market Pulse
Aluminium foil launched

  • VLCC anniversary

  • Good look fest

  • Award presented

  • SAP technology

 

EDUCATION

Refund excess fee, demands NSUI
Chandigarh, July 28
The local unit of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) has demanded refund of excess fee being deposited by students for revaluations of their answerbooks.

Students from Rajouri district, who are visiting the region under an Army-sponsored programme, at the Rock GardenStudents from Rajouri visit city
Chandigarh, July 28
A group of 30 students, including girls, from Rajouri district is getting an exciting whiff of the world beyond hilly confines of their home district in the strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Students from Rajouri district, who are visiting the region under an Army-sponsored programme, at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Encouraging response to Sarv Shiksha drive
Chandigarh, July 28
The drive launched by the Education Department to enrol students under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is receiving an encouraging response. The department aims at enrolling 30,000 students in the age group of 6 to 14 years.

Students from various Chandigarh schools participate in a painting competition at Art Folio, Sector 9, on Wednesday.Students’ brush with art
Chandigarh, July 28
Students from the city schools participated in “Tropicana Painting Prodigies, National Painting Competition and Awards” on Wednesday. at the Art Folio, Sector 9.

Students from various Chandigarh schools participate in a painting competition at Art Folio, Sector 9, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Students protest on SYL issue
Chandigarh, July 28
Members of the Haryana Students Association, Panjab University, organised a rally at the Matka chowk, here today in protest against the Chief Minister’s decision on the SYL issue.


COURTS

High Court
All DCs directed to comply with orders on PIL
Chandigarh, July 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed all the Deputy Commissioners of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to strictly comply all previous orders passed by the High Court in the ongoing public interest litigation filed by Mr Namit Kumar.

Insurance firm told to pay Rs 28,000
Chandigarh, July 28
The Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services) has asked United India Insurance Company Limited to pay over Rs 28,000 to a local hotel for deficiency in service.

 

LIFESTYLE

Visitors at a photo exhibition, 'Vande Matram', organised by the North Zone Culture Centre at Banasar Art Gallery in Patiala on Wednesday.Army life through lensman’s eye
I
F you wish to see different facets of the life of Indian soldiers serving the motherland, Mr Sanjeev Chawla, a freelance photojournalist from Amritsar, has a rare treat to offer.

Visitors at a photo exhibition, “Vande Matram”, organised by the North Zone Culture Centre at Banasar Art Gallery in Patiala on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Showcasing life in Paris
Chandigarh, July 28
Alliance Francaise art gallery, Sector 36, is showing a striking ensemble related to Paris these days. Created by Vishwajyoti Ghosh, a graphic artist based in Delhi, the work stems from the personal experience of the artist, who allows the medium to take over and voice the deepest of his feelings about this city synonymous more with fashion than anything else.

A whiff of freedom for freshers
I
f you thought college was all about books and exams, it’s time to get your facts straight. You don’t go to college just for a degree. College life offers you a new-found freedom and a chance for personality development,” feels Ms Sumedha, a Computer Science student who recently joined the GCG, Sector 11.

Punjabi singer Rajinder Mohni at a hotel in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Mohni cuts another album
N
oted Punjabi singer Rajinder Mohni on Wednesday added another music album to his repertoire. Trained in classical music by Sushil Kumar and Shyam Sahota from Karnal, Rajinder has long been featuring on the concert circuit of Chandigarh, especially in functions at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16.

Punjabi singer Rajinder Mohni at a hotel in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Eating Out
A tummyful of delights at easy price
E
atopia. The name may not ring a bell to an ordinary Chandigarhian. But it evokes instant recognition among office-goers whose offices are located on the Madhya Marg, covering Sectors 9, 8, 7 and 26.

HEALTH

Adolescence has its problems too
Chandigarh, July 28
With August 1 being the day of celebrating adolescence, Chandigarh Tribune decided to spend a day at the adolescent clinic at the Advanced Paediatric Centre at the PGI today to gauge the problems faced by youngsters. Besides concerns about looks and body weight, many seemed to be bogged down by academics too.

Asthma can be controlled: expert
Chandigarh, July 28
Here are some of the frequently asked questions by asthma patients and their family members, reflecting the myths attached with the disease.

 

SPORTS

Punjab, Chandigarh in handball quarters
Chandigarh, July 28
Defending champions Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh qualified for the quarterfinals of the 27th Junior National Handball Championship for boys (under-19) here this evening.

Manav Mangal cagers lift three titles
Chandigarh, July 28
A match in the under-17 girls’ category between hosts Manav Mangal School and Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, won the under-14 girls, under-14 boys and under-17 boys titles in the Panchkula District Basketball Championship today.

A match in the under-17 girls’ category between hosts Manav Mangal School and Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, in progress at Panchkula on Wednesday.

  • Badminton meet
  • Gymnastics trials
  • Tennis tourney
  • CBSE TT meets
  • Inter-school badminton

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