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Thefts, burglaries order of the day
Crime in Mohali: Mid-year review
Mohali, August 7
Mohali saw a sharp spurt in thefts and burglaries in the first half of this year. But the condition worsened in the past fortnight. Daring burglaries and robberies were reported almost every day from the township. And while the police claimed that it was on the verge of a breakthrough, not a single thief responsible for these crimes has been nabbed.

Rain to return but with reduced intensity
Chandigarh, August 7

The monsoon seems to have receded, but that does no imply it will not return. Weather officials say rains will lash the region again, but not with the intensity witnessed a few days ago.

Grey clouds are back again
Grey clouds are back again

 




EARLIER STORIES
  Sharp rise in vegetable prices
Chandigarh, August 7
There has been a sharp rise in the prices of vegetables in the market in the past 10 days. Wholesale as well as retail prices are spiralling.

BEL plans products for civilian market
Chandigarh, August 7
Defence public sector undertaking giant Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is drawing up ambitious plans to tap the international military as well as civilian market for its products. It is also expanding its base in the civilian market within the country by initiating several new projects.

   
COMMUNITY

18 Dogra to pay homage to Major Shankla
Panchkula, August 7
A contingent of 18 Dogra will be paying homage to Major Sandeep Shankla, who was killed in action during anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir in 1991, at the Shankla Memorial here tomorrow. For his actions during the operations he was decorated with Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award.

Staff opposes management move to dispose of printer cartridges
Mohali, August 6
Members of the Electronic Systems Punjab Employees Union opposed the move of the management here today to dispose of boxes containing used printer cartridges which were lying in the factory for the past many years.

German woman donates 1,500 euros
Chandigarh, August 7
German woman Ms Erica Pruemm has donated a sum of 1,500 euros to sponsor the treatment of the children suffering from cancer at the Advanced Paediatric Centre (APC) at the PGI here. The money was handed over at the APC by Pruemm’s sister, Ms Inge Sharma, here today.

German national Inge Sharma pays her ‘ritual’ visit to cancer patients at Advanced Paediatric Centre, PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
German national Inge Sharma pays her ‘ritual’ visit to cancer patients at Advanced Paediatric Centre, PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Dera Bassi villages face Admn apathy
Dera Bassi, August 7
Scores of villages that lost connectivity with main roads and markets following torrential rain on Tuesday in the subdivision are still facing apathy of the authorities concerned.

Two sisters drowned
Lalru, August 7
Two daughters of a shepherd were drowned in a pit located in the fields in Malikpur village, 10 km from here, this evening.

 
CRIME

Survey of locked houses by cops
Chandigarh, August 7
In a special drive, the police today undertook a survey of houses locked in Chandigarh.

Minor raped by teenager
Chandigarh, August 7
A minor girl was reportedly raped by a boy in his early teens on July 30. The foster father of the victim filed a complaint with the police that the accused took her to Sewa Bharti Bhavan, Sector 30, and raped her.

Police establishes murder case
Panchkula, August 7
The police has established that the person whose body was found near Baloti village, Morni, on July 27, had been murdered.

BUSINESS

Seminar on Linux implementations organised
Chandigarh, August 7
Large organisations can save as much as 50 per cent by adopting open source software solutions because of reduced licensing costs. This consensus emerged at the seminar on ‘‘Linux Implementation: The Future Ahead’’, organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here yesterday.

Tent dealers plan protest tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 7
The Chandigarh Tent Dealers Society will organise a bandh and will close shops on August 9 to demand withdrawal of 10 per cent service tax on pandal and shamiana.

 
EDUCATION

PU syndicate approves 20 appointments
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University syndicate, in its meeting today accepted four appointments made during the tenure of the former Vice-Chancellor M M Puri in the year 2000 and has referred them it the perusal of the Senate.

BEL adopts govt school
Panchkula, August 7
Bharat Electronics Limited has adopted Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 6, and promised to provide it with infrastructure. The company is engaged in production and supply of various communication equipment (cipher and non-cipher) to the Indian Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

The Director of Bharat Electronics Limited, Mr Basavarajaiah, lays the foundation stone of B.E.L. Block at Government School, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
The Director of Bharat Electronics Limited, Mr Basavarajaiah, lays the foundation stone of B.E.L. Block at Government School, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Saturday.

Students plant saplings on Environment Day

Chandigarh, August 7
The NSS unit of the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26 , celebrated Van Mahotsav by planting as many as 100 saplings. Dr Harjinder Kaur, Principal of the college, attended the function.

Members of the Lions Club look at paintings depicting the problems of adolescence during a seminar-cum-debate on “Adolescence an age of conflicts” at Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Members of the Lions Club look at paintings depicting the problems of adolescence during a seminar-cum-debate on “Adolescence an age of conflicts” at Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Decks cleared for MFA course
Chandigarh, August 7
With the UT Administration allowing the appointment of professors on contract, decks have been finally cleared for the commencement of MFA course at Government College of Art, Sector 10, from this session.

Workshop for blind students
Chandigarh, August7
Adolescence is an important phase in life. Failure to meet the needs of young people can lead to self-destructive behaviour and behaviour harmful to others. 

CBSE to coordinate with Admn on safety
Chandigarh, August 7
The regional office of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will coordinate with the local administration and Fire Department in implementing various steps of safety in schools.

COURTS

Encroachments at District Courts removed

Chandigarh, August 7
The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Administration today removed structures from the District Courts Complex in Sector 17.  



The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Administration removes structures from the District Courts Complex in Sector 17 on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph 


The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Administration removes structures from the District Courts Complex in Sector 17 on Saturday.

596 cases taken up at Lok Adalat
Panchkula, August 7
The lok adalats being organised in different parts of Haryana are yielding a good response. These adalats ensure speedy justice; are economical and cases can be settled at the pre-litigation stage.

 
CULTURE

Film Review
Comic dose for children
D
irector duo Abbas-Mustan in their latest venture “Tarzan — The Wonder Car” have doled out a “car full” of comic dose for children. The hero, Raj (Vatsal Seth), brings home his late father’s junk car from a scrap dealer.

LIFESTYLE

Give in to the lure of  precious stones
W
ant to look different ? Say goodbye to good-old gold. A slender string of rubies around your neck can add sparkle to your looks. Start experimenting with emerald, amethyst, garnet, topaz, turquoise and coral. There are pendants studded with big stones and silver chains which can give you a bold look. Studs, bracelets, rings and necklaces of precious or semi-precious stones go perfectly with long flowing skirts, minis and denims.

Kids present “Monsoon dance dhamaka”
I
t was “ Monsoon special dance dhamaka by little stars” at the weekend cultural show at Plaza, Sector 17, on Saturday. Around 22 kids aged between 5 and 10 years performed in the show. All the participants were from Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula.

Khichdi’s Prafful dons a new mantle for comedy
When Babuji screams " Prafful tu to gadha hai gadha", in the TV serial ‘‘Khichdi’’, all eyes are on Rajiv Mehta who plays Prafful in the serial and the audience is eager to hear his punchline delivered with spontaneity. His expertise in evoking laughter will be tested in a comedy serial ‘‘Main Office Tere Aangan Ki’’ which will be aired on Sahara Manoranjan soon.

Rajiv Mehta

Mural magic at Art College
G
overnment College of Art, Sector 10, has a new landmark now. Installed on the wall facing the college pond, a new and splendid glass mosaic mural arrests the visitor’s attention.

HEALTH

Domestic cooking raises risk of lung cancer in women
Chandigarh, August 7
Domestic cooking is exposing rural as well as urban women to a plethora of respiratory disorders and increasing the risk of lung cancer among them. As per the findings of the PGI’s Pulmonary Medicine Department, domestic cooking with commonly used fuels, including the LPG, is as hazardous for women’s lungs as moderate to heavy smoking of cigarettes or bidis.

Prof Bose for non-operative management
Chandigarh, August 7
Prof S.M. Bose, former head of the department of surgery at the PGI, was awarded the prestigious BC Roy National Award for clinical research by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam earlier this week.

 
SPORTS

Akanksha shoots gold
Chandigarh, August 7
Akanksha, a class VI student of Yadavindra Public school, Mohali, bagged gold medal in air rifle OS sub-junior women event on the penultimate day of the 29th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship played here today at Sector 25 range. Poorva Bharti won silver medal in this event.

Amita Rani of Ludhiana takes aim during an air rifle event at Punjab State Shooting Championship in Mohali on Saturday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari
Amita Rani of Ludhiana takes aim during an air rifle event at Punjab State Shooting Championship in Mohali on Saturday.


ADMINISTRATION

Council building project gets conditional approval
Mohali, August 7
The construction of the office building of the local Municipal Council has been inordinately delayed with officials taking 11 months to merely give technical and administrative approval to the project. The administrative approval that has now been given, after nearly two months, has come with a condition attached to it.

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