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Girl education to get boost in UT
Shiksha Abhiyan allocation up 150 pc;
six new schools planned

Chandigarh, July 29
With special focus on education for girls, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has given Rs 15 crore to the Chandigarh Administration under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.

Conman Kohli lived in style while on the run
Maninder Pal Kohli Mohali, July 29
A psychotic, an alcoholic to the core, and a master conman. This is how Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, main suspect in the rape and murder of UK teenager Hannah Foster was described by the Punjab policemen examining him. 

Sword-wielding youths rob two women
near Sukhna

Chandigarh, July 29
Two women were allegedly robbed of their cash and other belongings near the Sukhna Lake by two armed youths this evening. Newly married Sonika and her aunt from Delhi, Ms Prem Lata Gupta, were going towards Sector 17 on a rickshaw when the sword-wielding youths accosted them.




EARLIER STORIES
 

Police framed husband for rape of daughter, says woman
Chandigarh, July 29
My husband, Ram Bahadur, was framed for allegedly raping our 10-year-old daughter in Maloya, Anju, on whose “statement” Ram Bahadur was booked in May, said here today. Anju, who was presented today before the Press by human rights activists, said she neither saw her husband and her daughter in any objectionable position nor did their daughter complain of rape.

Local judges' transfer: Bar decides to set up panel
Chandigarh, July 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association today decided to constitute a committee to pursue the issue of transfer of "local" judges, particularly those whose kin are practicing in the High Court. The members again reiterated their earlier resolutions to shift all local judges.

Increase in NPAs of banks cause for concern
Chandigarh, July 29
Contrary to the impression that the banking sector is expanding fast, the number of bank branches in proportion to the population has come down and the amount of non- performing assets in the banking sector continues to rise in the country.

 
COMMUNITY

Spate of burglaries shock Mohali residents
Mohali, July 29
The police security cover over Mohali seems to have broken down completely. In an unprecedented spate of burglaries and thefts, the township today witnessed its fourth robbery in the past one week.

Shopkeepers down their shutters in compliance with PSEB orders to close shops after 6 pm in Mohali on Thursday. Most shops in Mohali close at 6 pm
 Mohali, July 29
Almost all shops in various markets in the town closed at 6 pm here today complying to the orders of the Punjab Government issued in this regard. During a round of some market areas it was found that almost all shops in Phases II, IV, V, IIIB2, VII, were closed except those which had been exempted. 

Shopkeepers down their shutters in compliance with PSEB orders to close shops after 6 pm in Mohali on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Dowry victim’s parents protest outside in-laws’ house
Parents of Sunaina, alleged dowry victim, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Chandigarh, July 29
The parents of the victim in a dowry death case today staged a protest in front of the house of the girl’s in-laws’ house in Morigate, Mani Majra, appealing to their neighbours to join them in the fight against the injustice done to their daughter. Sunaina (20), who died yesterday after allegedly consuming some poisonous substance, had been sending messages to her parents in Sonepat that she was being harassed by her husband’s family, says her father, Ram Bhagwan.




Parents of Sunaina, alleged dowry victim, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

She spent winters in Antarctica
Chandigarh, July 29
The only Indian woman to have spent winters in the Antarctica is a city-based doctor, Dr Kanwal Vilku. She is Chief Medical Officer, in charge of CGHS Dispensary. On Tuesday, the pioneering woman who had stormed a, male bastion at the age of 52 was honoured by the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in New Delhi. The occasion was the Foundation Day celebrations of the Department of Ocean Development.

Hans show today
Punjabi folk singer Hans Raj Hans addressing a press conference in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Thursday. Panchkula, July 29
Alpha TV Punjabi will organise a live show by Hans Raj Hans in Sector 5 here tomorrow. The show will telecast live on Alpha TV Punjabi. This was stated by Mr Ravinder Narayan of Alpha TV at a press conference today. He was accompanied by Hans Raj Hans and singer Satwinder Bugga. 

Punjabi folk singer Hans Raj Hans addressing a press conference in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

49 officers attend foresters' workshop
Chandigarh, July 29
About 49 officers from different parts of the country attended eighth senior foresters' workshop organised by the Indira Gandhi National Forests Academy at Dehradun. Training thrust and needs for Indian Forest Service probationers and performance evaluation of officers at field level was also discussed.

‘Bhajans spring from consciousness’
Panchkula, July 29
His simple mannerisms and deep mellifluous voice immediately draws your attention. You look into Ramesh Jalota’s smiling face, and try to find a resemblance with elder brother, Anup Jalota.

Forum flays CM’s statement
Panchkula, July 29
The Forum for Common Cause, an association of social engineers, has reacted to the recent statement of the Punjab Chief Minister, saying the release of river waters to Haryana will revive terrorism in Punjab.

 
CRIME

Body found hanging from tree; youth immolates self
Chandigarh, July 29
A 55-year-old resident of Sector 56 allegedly hanged himself from a tree in sector while 24-year-old shopkeeper immolated himself in Sector 40 on his birthday today. The Sector 56 resident, Ram Bachan Yadav, hailing from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, was found hanging from a tree. Jaswinder Singh (24) received 80 per cent burn injuries after he poured kerosene on himself before setting himself on fire.

Five booked for minor’s abduction
Zirakpur, July 29
The police today booked five persons, including a woman, of a slum area located adjacent to the Lohgarh police post here, for abducting a minor girl of the same locality.

3 arrested for assaulting IT official
Zirakpur, July 29
The police today arrested three persons, including a lambardar of Lohgarh village, who allegedly assaulted Mr Rajinder Kumar Gupta, Assistant Commissioner (Income Tax), and his family members on the Kalka-Ambala highway near here on Saturday night.

Driver held on abduction charge
Panchkula, July 29
The police has arrested a youth, Gurmeet Singh, on charges of abducting a 17-year-old girl of Sector 12 here last week. A driver by profession, he had allegedly eloped with the girl, who is a daughter of his employer.

BUSINESS

BIS helping industry improve quality
Mohali, July 29
The Mohali Industries Association organised an interactive session with Mr K.K. Sharma, Deputy Director-General, Bureau of Indian Standards, regional office, Chandigarh, and other BIS officers about various services provided to the industry in the fields of standardisation and quality control and acquisition of ISO certification yesterday.

 
EDUCATION

City to have child helpline
Chandigarh, July 29
The city will soon have a government-sponsored child helpline of its own to help children in distress. This was stated by the Union Minister of Social Welfare and Empowerment, Ms Meira Kumar, at a press conference at Punjab Bhavan, Sector 3, here today.

125 participate in Bal Shree contest
Chandigarh, July 29

The Indian Council for Child Welfare organised Bal Shree competitions at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 here today. As many as 125 students in the age group of 9 to 16 participated. Two mentally challenged children from Sector 32 also participated.

NIIT function
Chandigarh, July 29
An alumni felicitation ceremony was hosted for the NIIT alumni at CII, Sector 31, here today. Mr Vivek Attrey, Director (IT) was the chief guest.

 
CULTURE

New Release
David Dhawan’s film promises excitement

Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan in Mujhse Shaadi KarogiDavid Dhawan, the editor-turned-director and student of the late Manmohan Desai school of film-making is back with a bang with his new movie ‘‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’’. This Rs 25-crore comedy has created a lot of excitement among viewers with its eye-catching promos and foot-tapping music.


Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.

Artistes from Ghalib Institute perform a play, “Aetraf-e-Ghalib”, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday.Ghalib’s confessions stir souls
Aziz Quraishi unravels the poet through his letters
Chandigarh, July 29
Actor-director Aziz Quraishi could not have given himself a better gift. When he initially began working on the letters of Mirza Ghalib, hoping to translate the poet’s works for stage, he had not the least idea that the going would be fairly smooth.

Artistes from Ghalib Institute perform a play, “Aetraf-e-Ghalib”, at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

LIFESTYLE

Style i
Bedazzle the world with glam nails

If tattoos and body art were used to make a fashion statement till recently then nail painting and art is the latest mantra for the fashionistas. If simple nail paint or plain neat and blunt nails bore you then it is time to try out the whacky and dramatic designs and nail accessories. Elegant French polish tips to intricate beach scenes and animal skins can all be on your finger tips for a few hundred rupees. Professional nail artists and specialised nail salons are becoming popular the world over.

HEALTH

Finding way to ICU in GMCH-32 a challenge
Chandigarh, July 29
Its no less than a jigsaw which the patients have to solve each day to reach the intensive care unit at level three of Block C, GMCH, Sector 32. This level, which houses the, is trapped for want of any direct way to reach there, exposing the unit to any fire calamity for which there is no escape in the given circumstances.

Role of ORS stressed
Chandigarh, July 29
The experts have stressed the role of oral rehydration solution in managing dysentery on the start of the ORS week. The ORS day was observed today. “Many people have this misconception that the during dysentery the children should not be given liquid diet. 

 

SPORTS

Chandigarh boys in last eight
Sudhir of Uttaranchal attempts a shot against Bihar during in the 27th Junior Boys National Handball Championship on Thursday.
Chandigarh, July 29
Chandigarh boys moved into last eight of the 27th Junior National Handball tournament being played here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8. City players barged in the quarter-finals from Pool C. In the six-team round robin league, Chandigarh kept their slate clean and secured 10 points from five matches to move to the top spot. Andhra Pradesh secured eight points from five matches and got the runners-up position for qualifications.

Sudhir of Uttaranchal attempts a shot against Bihar during in the 27th Junior Boys National Handball Championship on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph

GMSSS-10 win in football meet
Chandigarh, July 29
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, by a solitary goal in the pre-Subroto Cup UT Inter-School Football Tournament being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37.

Ishan in action in the mini boys section in the District Panchkula Badminton Championship which began here on Thursday at Sector 3 sports complex, Panchkla.Charvi, Rubi sail into 3rd round
Chandigarh, July 29
Charvi Sharma and Rubi Singh sailed into the third round of the under-10 Xth District Panchkula Badminton Championship which began here today at the Sector 3 sports complex, Panchkula. In the under-13 boys matches, Ishan Sharma had to toil hard to beat Jatin Rana while seeded player Akshit Mahajan did not face any difficulty in ousting Saurav.

Ishan in action in the mini boys section in the District Panchkula Badminton Championship which began here on Thursday at Sector 3 sports complex, Panchkula. — A Tribune photograph

Fort Foundation honours Rana Sodhi
Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, Sports Minister, Punjab with Mr Amitabh Singh Chandel, President, Fort Foundation after being honoured at Fort Resort on Wednesday Chandigarh, July 29
The Fort Foundation, Ramgarh, which has been promoting sports in the region, honoured Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, former international shooter, at a function held last evening in The Fort Resort, Ramgarh.

Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, Sports Minister, Punjab (centre) with Mr Amitabh Singh Chandel, President, Fort Foundation (left) after being honoured at Fort Resort on Wednesday. Mr Surinder Singla, (extreme right) Finance Minister, is also seen in the picture.

ADMINISTRATION

Atta made from rejected wheat banned
Chandigarh, July 29
The Chandigarh Administration has stopped supply of any such “atta” which may have been made from rejected wheat. Also samples of ‘atta’ being used in Chandigarh and marketed by different flour mills of Punjab would be taken.

MC to issue notices to marriage palaces
Mohali, July 29
The Municipal Council has decided to issue notices to marriage palaces running in industrial plots here to find out with whose permission these were being run. The issue was discussed in the House here today after the monthly meeting of the civic body at which all the items on the agenda were unanimously passed in about five minutes without reading them.

Warning to Nirman Cinema
Chandigarh, July 29
The Deputy Commissioner today issued a warning to the management of Nirman Cinema in Sector 32 for not running the air conditioner in the theatre and also not maintaining the toilets. A surprise raid had been conducted on the theatre a few days ago and the management had been served with a show cause notice.

Power cuts: city can breathe easy, for now
Chandigarh, July 29
The Chandigarh Administration today postponed its decision to impose power cuts in the city. A final decision on when to impose power cuts will be taken on Saturday morning, according to sources.

Town Planner sent back
Chandigarh, July 29

The Chandigarh Administration has sent back the Senior Town Planner, Mr Arvind Mehtani, to his parent department of Haryana.

UT police postings, promotions
Chandigarh, July 29
Five Inspectors, including two SHOs, were today transferred and 12 Assistant Sub-Inspectors were promoted. The SHO (North) Mr Jagvir Singh has been transferred to the traffic police.

Head Constables empowered to issue challans
Mohali, July 29
In order to enforce compliance of traffic rules in the township, the Superintendent of Police, Mohali, Mr Rakesh Agarwal, today authorised Head Constables on duty at the various traffic lights to issue challans. Earlier, only an ASI could issue challan to traffic rule violators.
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