SPECIAL COVERAGE
CHANDIGARH

LUDHIANA

DELHI
JALANDHAR



THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
Top stories | Community | Crime | Business | Education
Lifestyle | Health | Sports

TOP STORIES

Ambala-Chandigarh railway line likely to open tomorrow
Shambhu, August 8
The Ambala-Chandigarh railway line is likely to open by August 10. Talking to mediapersons at the work site this evening, the Principal Chief Engineer, Northern Railway, Mr J.P. Shukla, said although they had set a new deadline of August 10, they would try to open the railway line by tomorrow evening.
Work in progress on the Ambala-Chandigarh railway line, near Lalru Work in progress on the Ambala- Chandigarh railway line, near Lalru, on Sunday.
— Photo by Neeraj Chopra





EARLIER STORIES
 
10 injured in rain-related mishaps
Panchkula, August 8
Ten persons were injured in accidents because of poor visibility on roads during morning showers today. Five persons were injured when the autorickshaw (HR-68-1562) they were travelling in ran into a truck (HP-24-3611) while taking a left hand turn near Amartex Chowk.


Residents of Rajiv Colony put up in a temporary shelter in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Residents of Rajiv Colony put up in a temporary shelter in Panchkula


This manhole laid improperly by the Telephone Exchange in a street of Phase 3A, Mohali
Covered yet dangerous: This manhole laid improperly by the Telephone Exchange in a street of Phase 3A, Mohali, poses the risk of mishaps to commuters. — A Tribune photograph

Suspected cholera case at GMCH
Chandigarh, August 8
One suspected case of cholera came to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today. A resident of Sector 66, Mohali Kamla Wati, was admitted to the GMCH with symptoms of cholera.

Admn, AICTE lock horns over PEC seats
Chandigarh, August 8
The All India Council for Technical Education, an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, has locked horns with the Chandigarh Administration over the reduction of seats at Punjab Engineering College.

Tehelka case adjourned till Aug 27
Chandigarh, August 8
The General Court Martial trying Major-Gen P.S.K. Choudhary for professional impropriety in the tehelka case has been adjourned till August 27. The court had reassembled at Ferozepore on August 6 and hearings were conducted for two days.

 
COMMUNITY


Villagers cross a flooded nullah at Makhan Majra in Chandigarh
Villagers cross a flooded nullah at Makhan Majra in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Flood-hit residents take shelter under a tin shed at Kishangarh
Flood-hit residents take shelter under a tin shed at Kishangarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Sec 36 police station phones don’t ring
Chandigarh, August 8
You have to walk down to look for the Sector 36 police station if you have to lodge a complaint. Telephone connectivity of the police station has been snapped since the deluge on August 3.

VIPs to lose security for residents’ sake
Mohali, August 8
Over 200 additional policemen would be deployed in Mohali to tackle the increasing crime. These policemen would be taken out of the security cover being provided by the Punjab police to VIPs, including political leaders, in Ropar.

Alcohol is history, and they’re grateful
Chandigarh, August 8
Terming alcoholism as a family disease, scores of recovered alcoholics today gladly recounted how they got rid of their nightmarish experiments with alcohol.

4 of family suffer burns as cylinder bursts
Chandigarh, August 8
A four-member family, including husband, wife and their two daughters of Sarangpur village near here received severe burn injuries when an LPG cylinder burst at their house due to leakage. All family members were taken to the PGI emergency.

Tributes paid to Major Shankla
Panchkula, August 8
Tributes were paid to Maj Sandeep Shankla, Ashok Chakra awardee, at a solemn ceremony held at his memorial in Sector 2, on the 13th anniversary of his martyrdom here today.


Soldiers pay homage to Major Sandeep Shankla at the Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Soldiers pay homage to Major Sandeep Shankla at the Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula

 
CRIME

Mystery shrouds dental college employee’s death
Panchkula, August 8
Mystery shrouds the death of a 21- year- old employee of Swami Devi Dyal Dental College on the college premises in Golpura in the district yesterday. Sohan Singh, a Class IV employee of the college, died after receiving 100 per cent burns.

Man hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, August 8
A 21-year-old “depressed” Ram Darbar resident, Surinder Kumar, today hanged himself to death at his house. Surinder Kumar’s body was found hanging from the railings of the stairs in the house by a scarf. According to the family, he was under treatment for depression.

  • Held for gambling

  • Liquor seized, two arrested

  • Thefts

Cyclist killed in mishap
Mohali, August 8
A young cyclist was killed after being hit by a Kinetic Honda coming from behind near the PCL roundabout, here today. The cyclist, according to the police, is yet to be identified.

17-yr-old girl commits suicide
Panchkula, August 8
A 17-year-old girl, Anita, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from an angle iron at her house at Devi Nagar village this morning. The victim was working as a housemaid.

Jail inmate attempts suicide
Chandigarh, August 8
An inmate of Burail jail here attempted suicide yesterday. The accused, Mandeep Singh (23), was undergoing imprisonment for abducting a girl who was his relative. His parents had not made any effort to get him freed on bail.

BUSINESS

Gift scheme from tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 8
Customers going in for LG Electronics have a surprise in store for them. The company today unveiled a scheme — ‘Uphaaron ki Barsaat’ — for the benefit of persons residing in Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

 
EDUCATION

PU to advertise vacant seats in reserved category
Chandigarh, August 8
Panjab University will advertise vacant seats of all reserved categories in various courses being offered on the campus. The idea is to enable students who have already applied for admission without opting for the reserved quota to avail themselves of the facility.

From Campus
Justice Roy exhorts students to take up law
Chandigarh, August 8
The inaugural ceremony of the first academic session of newly established University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, was presided over by the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice B.K.Roy.
  • Teachers’ rallies

  • Nomination filed

  • Drinking water problem

  • Officiating Dean

  • Result declared

  • NSS workshop

  • Office-bearers

  • SOPU to hold relay fast

Shivalik school wins contest
Chandigarh, August 8
An inter-school competition was organised by the Lakshya, a youth organisation, at the Sector 10 art gallery here today. The contest “Ultimate Challenge” comprised four rounds — GK quiz, group discussion, ad mad and hot seat.

 
LIFESTYLE

Nestling in serene surroundings
Silence is valued most by those who lead stressful lives. Silence and serenity help one to reconnect to the inner rhythm. No wonder, restless city folks aspire to spend as much time as possible in the lap of serene and calm nature.

A view of the club under construction at Amravati Enclave on the Panchkula-Kalka national highway. — A Tribune photograph


A view of the club under construction at Amravati Enclave on the Panchkula-Kalka national highway

Accountant couple finds solace in inspirational writing

For a couple, primarily involved in the mundane job of handling finances, writing a book would have been a rather difficult decision to make. But for Chandigarh-based Sanjay and Priya Tandon, it was not so difficult, thanks to the inspirational calendar which they brought years ago from the ashram of Sat Shri Sai Baba in Puttaparti.

 

Sanjay and Priya Tandon share the joy that stems from the acceptance of their first collection of stories. — “Sunrays for Sunday”. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tiwari


Sanjay and Priya Tandon share the joy that stems from the acceptance of their first collection of stories


Little stars perform at the weekend cultural show at Piaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday
Little stars perform at the weekend cultural show at Piaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Nadira Babbar’s play today
Theatre lovers will have a chance to view Nadira Zaheer Babbar’s play “Begum Jaan” on Monday. Written by Javed Siddique for Nadira’s theatre group Ekjute, “Begum Jaan” has received rave reviews. Considered one of the finest productions of Nadira’s company, the play will also feature Nadira and Raj Babbar’s daughter Juhi in significant roles.


HEALTH


A doctor examines a patient at a medical camp organised by the Fort Foundation at Ramgarh, Panchkula
A doctor examines a patient at a medical camp organised by the Fort Foundation at Ramgarh, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Experts warn against infections
Chandigarh, August 8
After the deluge the region witnessed, there are a number of precautions and health safeguards that citizens should take. Doctors at Fortis Heart and Multi-Specialty Hospital have released health guidelines and tips for the general public.

Breastfeeding benefits discussed
Chandigarh, August 8
A seminar on the benefits of the breastfeeding was organised by the Surya Foundation and the BPNI, Chandigarh, to mark the breastfeeding week which concluded yesterday.

Lecture on cancer
Chandigarh, August 8
A lecture on the prevention and cure of cancer was organised for NCC cadets at Government Home Science College, Sector 10, here today. In addition to 200 cadets, NCC officers, associate NCC officers and their families attended the lecture.

Lt-Col M. Ganguly delivers a lecture on cancer to NCC cadets at Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Lt-Col M. Ganguly

 
SPORTS


Sukhmanpreet bags shooting gold

Chandigarh, August 8
Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu of Ropar and Avneet Sidhu of Muktsar stole the limelight by winning gold medals in men and women section, respectively, of the .177 peep sight air rifle in the XXXth Punjab State Rifle Shooting championship which concluded this evening at the MARKFED Shooting ranges, Phase VI, Mohali. Sukhman shot 581/600 while Avneet 391/400.

Some of the winners of the 29th Chandigarh Shooting Championship
Some of the winners of the 29th Chandigarh Shooting Championship. — A Tribune photograph

Punjab colts to participate in Buchi Babu meet
Chandigarh, August 8
Punjab cricket colts XI will take part in the All-India Buchi Babu Cricket Tournament in Chennai from August 15. The team, which is participating in this tournament after a gap of few years, is better equipped this time.

Cricket coach D.P. Azad gives tips to camp probables at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Cricket coach D.P. Azad gives tips to camp probables at PCA Stadium, Mohali

Top

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |