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5 held for duping UT Police
Job application form attestation racket
Chandigarh, August 1
Five persons accused of duping the Chandigarh Police in police custody in Chandigarh on Sunday.Five shopkeepers from Narnaul have been arrested for allegedly duping the Chandigarh Police by illegally attesting 704 application forms for the posts of constable in the Chandigarh Police.

Five persons accused of duping the Chandigarh Police in police custody in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The onset of monsoon meant fun and frolic for these children in Sector 20 of Chandigarh on SundayRain brings relief to city residents
Chandigarh, August 1
It was a welcome relief from the sultry weather conditions for people as Chandigarh and the adjoining areas had a low to moderate rainfall today.
The onset of monsoon meant fun and frolic for these children in Sector 20 of Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



 

 

 


 

EARLIER STORIES
 

Residents of Panchkula hold a yajna to please Lord Indra on Sunday.They held yajna for rain and it did
Panchkula, August 1
Residents of the township today organised a yajna to invoke divine intervention for rains and they were not disappointed. After the burning of dolls by young girls in villages of the district failed to bring rains, the people resorted to holding yajnas and please Lord Indra.

Residents of Panchkula hold a yajna to please Lord Indra on Sunday.

Shootout: cops yet to register FIR
Panchkula, August 1
The police has not registered any FIR in the shootout that took place at Abheypur village in Panchkula last evening. It claimed that no complaint has been lodged in this regard.

A unique event to behold
Mohali, August 1
Be prepared for the heavens to shower stars on you...
A shower of meteors from the sky will be visible to the naked eye on the night of August 11-12.

GCM decision rejected in tehelka case
Chandigarh, August 1
The decision of the General Court Martial trying Major-Gen P S K Choudhary on charges of professional impropriety in the tehelka case, that the case has become time-barred for trial, has been rejected by the confirming authority, it is learnt.

Two farmers who were caught in the rain on Sunday afternoon at Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Two farmers who were caught in the rain on Sunday afternoon at Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Outsiders, not farmers, flourish at kisan mandis
Mohali, August 1
The Kharar Market Committee, responsible for regulating kisan mandis in Mohali, have failed in their purpose. A majority of sellers at these mandis continue to be migrant fruit and vegetable vendors instead of farmers from nearby villages selling their produce.

Legislation needed to tackle cyber obscenity, say experts
Chandigarh, August 1
While e-governance has given many opportunities of growth to developing countries, they are also being adversely affected due to the misuse of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by unscrupulous elements, causing new forms of “Cyber violence against women” such as cyber stalking, e-mail harassment, cyber obscenity and cyber exploitation.

 
COMMUNITY

Voltage problem for five years!
Chandigarh, August 1
Residents of about 25 houses, located in a cluster in Sector 19-A, are facing a harrowing time at the hands of the Electricity Department for the past five years.

Winners of Rafi awards
Winners of Rafi awards (from left): Vipul (junior male category), Sharmistha (junior female), Jasmeet (senior female) and Karan (senior male), at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Devotees of “Shitla Mata” with iron rods pierced through cheeks take out a procession in Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Devotees of “Shitla Mata” with iron rods pierced through cheeks take out a procession in Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Cong leaders ask Bahl to convene meeting
Chandigarh, August 1
Coming in direct confrontation with the President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC), Mr B.B. Bahl, a handful of local Congress leaders have accused him of anti-party activities during the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Residents ask MC to repair kerb channels
Chandigarh, August 1
Residents of the Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, have complained of defective kerb channels in the complex.

Stamp duty was paid, claims Kataria
Chandigarh, August 1
Mr Virender Kataria, a former MP and a former President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee said that it was wrong to say that he had evaded paying stamp duty for the purchase of a house in Chandigarh.

Technical snag leads to 5-hr cut
Panchkula, August 1
Residents of Sectors 4 and 21 were forced to go without electric supply for five hours because of a technical snag in the transformers. In Sector 6, the power supply was disrupted when a low tension cable snapped because of the heavy afternoon downpour.

Magazine released
Chandigarh, August 1
The first issue of the quarterly magazine “Chandigarh’s world Punjabis” was released by the local member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Bansal, at Shri Gurdwara Sahib in Kanthala village, here today.

Night patrolling begins
Mohali, August 1
In the wake of the spurt in burglaries and thefts in the township, the police here today started special night patrolling. Police sources said the operation was being headed by SHO Jagjit Singh.

Society to promote Punjabiat
Chandigarh, August 1
A large number of delegates from India and abroad are expected to participate in an international conference of International Punjabi Society (IPS) to be held at Los Angeles, USA, from August 6 to 8.

Chemists Association donates ambulance van
Chandigarh, August 1
The Chandigarh Chemists Association today donated a Maruti ambulance van to Shri Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society, Sector 35, for carrying road accident victims and other patients to hospitals.

Office-bearers of the Chandigarh Chemists Association present keys of an ambulance van to a representative of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

 

CRIME

24-yr-old housewife kills self
Chandigarh, August 1
A woman died after she immolated self while road accidents took two lives in separate incidents in the city today.

BUSINESS

Seminar on budgetary changes
Chandigarh, August 1
The local branch of the Indian Institute of Materials Management organised a seminar on budgetary changes in excise and tax today.

 
EDUCATION

Child Help to train teachers in counselling
Chandigarh, August 1
When teachers are ranked above their parents, why then should they shy away from offering solace to children in need? Working on this premise, Child Help PGI plans to play nanny to the city’s stressed up youngsters and train schoolteachers in counselling. The idea is not only to help the child at school, where he spends most of his time, but also to bridge the gap between the teacher and the taught.

Syndicate to take up appointment issue on Aug 7
Chandigarh, August 1
The issue of giving approval to the appointments of faculty members in various departments would be taken up by the Panjab University Syndicate at its meeting to be held on August 7. The items on selections along with provisional affiliations to colleges for various courses form a major part of the agenda of the meeting.

New principals for Sectors 42, 46 colleges
Chandigarh, August 1
The Chandigarh Administration has appointed new principals at Government College for Girls, Sector 42, and Government College, Sector 46. As per the orders issued by the DPI ( Colleges), Ms Avinash Kaur, the Principal of Sector 46 college, has been transferred to Sector 42 and Mr A.N. Garg, a lecturer in commerce at Government College for Men, Sector 11, has been appointed in her place.

Parents hold rally on PEC quota issue
Chandigarh, August 1
Undeterred by showers, parents of the students, who are seeking admission to the Punjab Engineering College (PEC), today took out a rally from the college, which culminated at the Matka Chowk. The participants in the rally were demanding restoration of 85 per cent quota for students of the Chandigarh in the college.

Jasleen wins poetry recitation contest
Chandigarh, August 1
Poetry recitation and singing competition were organised today at St. Soldier International School, Sector 28. As many as 25 students of primary level participated in the contests.

Staff members of St. Soldier Paradise Senior Secondary School, Dhakauli, with the trophy they won in Jalandhar on July 24.St Soldier school wins prize for academic excellence
Zirakpur, August 1
St. Soldier Paradise Senior Secondary School, Dhakauli, won the first prize and a cash award of Rs 51,000 for its outstanding performance in academics and sports. 

Staff members of St. Soldier Paradise Senior Secondary School, Dhakauli, with the trophy they won in Jalandhar on July 24.

PTU to launch e-governance project
Chandigarh, August 1
Punjab Technical University has entered into a collaboration with a Bangalore-based software outfit, Mindlogicx Infotech Limited, for executing its e-governance project called “Forward PTU”.

COURTS

Insurance firm told to pay Rs 2 lakh claim 
Chandigarh, August 1
The Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services) has asked an insurance firm to pay an amount of over Rs 2 lakh to an apple supplier for delay in the payment of insurance claim and deficiency in service.

 
LIFESTYLE

Bollywood make-up artist Ayesha Khan unveils her art in the city on Sunday. Tribune photographShe excels in the art of subtle make-up
M
ake-up is a subtle art. A good make-up can set an aspiring model on the right track. Little wonder then that good make-up artists are much sought-after. Well-known Bollywood make-up artist Ayesha Khan, who has been personal make-up assistant to filmstars like Aishwarya Rai, Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty and is in city has valuable tips on make-up, diet and fitness.

Bollywood make-up artist Ayesha Khan unveils her art in the city on Sunday. — Tribune photograph

CELEBRATING BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP: Youngsters dance at a Friendship Day party at a disco in Sector-9, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Dance your way to fitness
T
ired of exercises and aerobics then ditch your boring routine and add some fun to your exercise regime. Let down your hair and shake it up by enrolling in a dance class.




CELEBRATING BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP: Youngsters dance at a Friendship Day party at a disco in Sector-9, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


HEALTH

Fellowship for orthopaedics surgeon
Chandigarh, August 1
The Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) has awarded its year 2004 fellowship to Dr Mohinder Kaushal, a wellknown consultant in orthopaedics and spine and knee specialist of the region, for innovation and development of a surgical instrument called endospine tube used for slipped disc operations.

Docs highlight benefits of mother’s milk
Chandigarh, August 1
The breast feeding week began in the city today. While highlighting the importance of mother’s milk, doctors said mothers should be made aware of its benefits for the new-born baby.

 
SPORTS

City spikers shine in junior volleyball tourney
Chandigarh, August 1
Two city-based spikers Gurinder Singh and Balwinder Singh, of the Shivalik Volleyball Academy, Chandigarh who were selected in junior volleyball team helped India win a gold medal in the just concluded Children of Asia Sport Games organised at Yakutsk. 

Balwinder Singh (left) and Gurinder Singh (right) along with Mr D.S. Bedi and
Mohan Nagreta, who were honoured today.

Indian team dismay cricket fans
Chandigarh, August 1
Cricket lovers of the city felt disappointed when the Indians surrendered before the host Sri Lanka in the Sunday’s final of the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament. They blamed the Indian batting line-up for the poor show.

ADMINISTRATION

Search on to appoint SE’s successor
Chandigarh, August 1
The post of the Superintending Engineer, Electricity Operations, will fall vacant as the present incumbent Mr Paramhans Singh is going back to his parent cadre of Punjab following his promotion as the Chief Engineer.

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