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It poured chaos on city roads
* Power supply snapped * phones go dead
* water enters airport

Chandigarh, August 2
Moderate rainfall in the city and adjoining areas, which broke a long dry spell, brought respite to citizens from the sultry weather conditions here today.

The downpour on Monday morning flooded Behlana village near Chandigarh, putting the residents to great hardship. The downpour on Monday morning flooded Behlana village near Chandigarh, putting the residents to great hardship.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Kohli’s brother harboured him at his Sector 44 house
Judicial remand for Ishtpreet
Mohali, August 2
Ishtpreet Singh, brother of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, had harboured Kohli for a week at his residence in Sector 44, Chandigarh, while he was on the run.




 

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Robbers loot Mohali shop
Take away 50 cellphones after tying up watchman
Mohali, August 2
Even as the police continued to grapple with the sudden spurt in burgalries in the township, robbers decamped with 50 cellphones and accessories worth Rs 2.5 lakh from the Nokia Care showroom in Phase V last night.

Tiny tots of a preparatory school present a cultural programme on Teej in Mohali on Monday.
Tiny tots of a preparatory school present a cultural programme on Teej in Mohali on Monday. — A Tribune photo

Students of Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector-23, pose for a photograph during their visit to The Tribune press in Chandigarh on Monday.
Students of Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector-23, pose for a photograph during their visit to The Tribune press in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Anguished father wants Pak to be punished for son’s torture, death
Chandigarh, August 2
Dr N.K. Kalia, father of late Lt. Saurabh Kalia of the Army has launched a campaign on the internet to force the Union Government to ask Pakistan to punish those who tortured his son and four other Indian soldiers to death after their capture at the LoC in Kargil on May 15, 1999.

Students' performance to be evaluated by new scale system
Chandigarh, August 2
From Class I to Class V, the performance of students across the country would now be evaluated on the basis of a new scale system introduced by the Central Board of secondary Education. At the end of an academic year, the students would be issued an achievement card, replacing the existing report cards. In the entire exercise of evaluation, spread over the year with at least three assessments, the talents of the learners would be identified so as to empower them with positive inputs.

Panel secretary asked to make available original tehelka tapes
Chandigarh, August 2
The Phukan Commission of Inquiry, investigating into allegations of corruption in defence deals, has authorised its secretary to take necessary action to make the original video tapes shot by tehelka.com available for screening before general courts martial trying Army officers on charges of professional impropriety.

Bishen Kaur Panel to seek Kanshi’s ‘release’ from
Maya’s clutches

Chandigarh, August 2
It was an impassioned plea of a worried mother, seeking release of her son from the clutches of Ms Mayawati, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Kanshi Ram’s mother, Bishen Kaur cried her heart out at a press conference, here today, asking for justice.

Operations in torchlight!
Chandigarh, August 2
A life-saving surgery under torchlight. Anyone might be scared at the very mention of this but for the doctors and the technical staff of GMCH, Sector 32, there is nothing unusual about it.

 
YOGA seems to have become a buzzword for the young and the old alike. As you chance upon any city public park or a parking lot, a balcony or boulevard, yoga enthusiasts could be seen sweating it out.
  • Police duty
  • Self-defence
  • Male ego
  • ‘Kar pareshan’
  • Award for Mittal
  • Trivial issue
  • Overspeeding
  • Cycle tracks
  • Young leaders

 
COMMUNITY

Council seeks CBI probe into PRL embezzlement
Mohali, August 2
The Trade Union Council today demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged embezzlement at Punjab Recorders Limited PRL here. The council also decided to hold a protest rally in Mohali on August 17 to bring into focus the dismal condition of industries here.

The once mighty Ghaggar is now a tiny stream of water.Water level in Ghaggar touches a new low
Panchkula, August 2
The Ghaggar river has turned into a tiny stream of water. Notwithstanding the downpour since yesterday, the water level in the river is at its lowest ebb.


The once mighty Ghaggar is now a tiny stream of water. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan.

Fauji Beat
Is militancy making inroads into HP?
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and the GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lieut-Gen J.J. Singh, interact during a civil-military liaison conference at Chandi Mandir.T
HE Army should thank the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Virbhadra Singh, for bringing focus on vigilance on the state borders.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and the GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lieut-Gen J.J. Singh, interact during a civil-military liaison conference at Chandi Mandir.

  • Health scheme’s tardy implementation

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Is suicide a solution to problems?
T
HE suicide of an engineering suicide has rocked the whole of Kerala because the same has been politicised on the ground that it is reflective of the government’s apathy towards the Dalits and the poor.

Youth dies as scooter skids on highway
Panchkula, August 2
A 25-year-old labourer was killed after the scooter he was driving skidded on the Panchkula- Kalka national highway, near Surajpur village, this morning. The police says that other than the fact that visibility was poor because of the rains, the victim, Amar Singh, was in an inebriated condition.

Samit AhlawatHonour for city IITian
Chandigarh, August 2
Samit Ahlawat of Chandigarh, an IIT graduate, has done the city proud by securing a rare honour from the US. He is shortly going on a $ 40,000 scholarship to the University of Illinois for his M.S.

35 clubs take part in workshop
Chandigarh, August 2
A two-day workshop on “Think globally and act locally” was organised by the Dev Samaj College and Srijan Peace Education Centre, Yuvsatta, here today with a view to promoting ‘Campaign for Peace City Chandigarh’.

  • MP honoured

Allotment letters for Sector 51-A from tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 2
More than 900 applicants, whose names figured in the draw of lots for a housing scheme in Sector 51-A, will start getting their allotment letters from August 4.

Panchkula Diary
Stone laid for Staff Selection Commission building
Panchkula, August 2
Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala today laid the foundation stone of the building of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission in Sector 2 and the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission in Sector 4.

 

CRIME

Six held in theft cases
Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh Police has arrested six persons in connection with six theft cases. Meanwhile, a truck and an Indica car were stolen and a chain of a woman was snatched in city during the past 24 hours.

Anju murder case: acquaintance held
Panchkula, August 2
The mystery behind the death of a 32-year-old housewife, Anju Sharma, has been solved after the police registered a case of murder against an acquaintance.

Sector 21 resident’s house burgled
Panchkula, August 2
Cash and goods worth Rs 40,000 were allegedly stolen from the Sector 21 residence of a manager working in a private firm, while he was away on five days, tour.

Three arrested for constable’s murder
Mohali, August 2
The police today claimed to have solved the gruesome murder of constable Meva Singh, with the arrest of three persons, all residents of Uttar Pradesh. According to the police, they were arrested by the Morinda police on July 30 on charges of thefts.

ASI held on bribery charge
Chandigarh, August 2
An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Punjab Police was today arrested for allegedly offering a bribe to the Reader of the Inspector General of Police (Administration), Punjab, Mr Sanjiv Gupta, for getting his brother-in-law transferred.

BUSINESS

Changes in Advertisement Control Order sought
Chandigarh, August 2
A deputation of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today met the Finance Secretary, UT, and the Municipal Commissioner of Chandigarh and submitted a memorandum demanding changes in the Advertisement Control Order, 1952, to permit display of glow signs and neon sign boards in the city.

 
EDUCATION

Admission process in PEC may be delayed
Students take to legal recourse
Chandigarh, August 2
It seems that the admission process to Punjab Engineering College (PEC) is likely to be delayed, with students of the PEC taking legal recourse after linking the case of the 120 students of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, studying at PEC, with the decision of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to reduce 40 seats in eight different streams.

PUTA poll
Last day for withdrawals today
Chandigarh, August 2
With the last day for the withdrawal of nomination papers for the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections tomorrow, the stage is set for the election.

Dr Gurcharan Singh receives “Jewel of India” award at the annual function of the National Society of India.City educationist felicitated
Chandigarh, August 2
Dr Gurcharan Singh, pioneer of foreign education in Chandigarh, was felicitated last week by the National Society of India with the “Jewel of India” award.


Dr Gurcharan Singh receives “Jewel of India” award at the annual function of the National Society of India.

COURTS

Remand for six in Hardeep case
Chandigarh, August 2
Six persons from Ambala were today taken on remand by the Chandigarh Police in connection with the July 7 murder of Hardeep Singh, who was dumped at GMCH, Sector 32, in an injured condition. He later died.

Beant Singh assassination
Place case diary before court: Judge
Chandigarh, August 2
The CBI Special Judge, Mr Balbir Singh, today asked the prosecution to place the case diary relating to the Beant Singh assassination before the court.

Case against scribe: Verma orders probe
Chandigarh, August 2
The UT Administrative, Justice O.P. Verma, today ordered an inquiry into a case in which a journalist was allegedly implicated by a city police officer and denied bail by SDM Inderjeet Singh Sandhu.

Hearing of case against Jaspal Bhatti today
Chandigarh, August 2
On the complaint of a local advocate, Mr Sudeep Goel, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), today decided to hear a criminal case regarding hurting religious sentiments by comedian Jaspal Bhatti tomorrow.

 
LIFESTYLE

Rannvijay and MTV VJ Anusha are all smiles during the MTV Hero Honda Roadies auditions held at Himachal Bhavan, Sector 28, Chandigarh on Monday.Seeking adventure on road
A
dventure stirs something in them and they are keen to taste the thrill of the unknown. They gathered in large numbers for the audition of ‘MTV Hero Honda Roadies’ held at Sector 28, Chandigarh on Monday. MTV Hero Honda Roadie of last year Rannvijay and MTV VJ Anusha cheered the participants as they gave their auditions. As many as 900 participants came for the auditions. Most of them came there just to have fun while others were serious about winning.

Rannvijay and MTV VJ Anusha are all smiles during the MTV Hero Honda Roadies auditions held at Himachal Bhavan, Sector 28, Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo  by Pankaj Sharma

Budding singers impress at Rafi nite
T
he magic of Mohammed Rafi is forever. The voice that has stirred millions of hearts for decades never seems to lose its charm. The legendary singer has sung 25,000 songs which area a source of inspiration to many upcoming artists.

Mr M.L. Kosar, Registrar, Pracheen Kala Kendra, flanked by Mr Aloke Das Gupta from the USA (left) addresses a press conference to announce Malhar Utsav at Kala Kendra, Sector-35, Chandigarh, on Monday.Malhar Utsav
Chandigarh, August 2
‘Malhar Utsav’ will be organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra from August 11 to August 13 at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium.

Mr M.L. Kosar, Registrar, Pracheen Kala Kendra, flanked by Mr Aloke Das Gupta from the USA (left) addresses a press conference to announce Malhar Utsav at Kala Kendra, Sector-35, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

NIPER holds seminar on clinical trials
Mohali, August 2
A national seminar on “Clinical trials: From concept to completion” was inaugurated by Dr (Mrs) Sudha Suri, Dean, PGIMER, Chandigarh, at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here today.

 

SPORTS

Swimming championship from August 11
Chandigarh, August 2
The Sports Department, UT Administration will hold the sub-junior, junior and senior swimming championship at the Sector 23 swimming pool from August 11 to 13. Entries close with Ms Jasjit Kaur, swimming coach, on August 10.

Shooting range to get a new look
Chandigarh, August 2
Shooting activities started in Chandigarh more than two decades back but still the only available Sector 25 Patiali ki Rao Shooting Range is without any indoor shooting range for air weapons event. This is despite the fact that this range has nurtured many national and international shooters.

ADMINISTRATION

Problem of plenty for UT cops
1.34 lakh applicants for 230 posts of constable
Chandigarh, August 2
The Chandigarh Police is faced with a problem of plenty — to select 230 constables from among 1.34 lakh applicants. Police sources said the biggest ever response to any recruitment drive in the Union Territory had made it difficult for the department to make data entry of the application forms.
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