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1,590 CHB flats, 5 new power stations for UT
Chandigarh, August 15
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), in his speech on the occasion of the 58th Independence day, today, reiterated how the quality of life in Chandigarh and infrastructure was among the best in the country.

Gawritex security officer hurt in clash
Panchkula, August 15
The chief security officer of Gawritex Industries, Capt S.S. Kambhoj, was seriously wounded when a group of men from another company attacked him and his security men with lathis and stones here today.

Capt S.S. Kamboj, chief security officer of Gawritex Industries, lies injured following a clash with staff of a rival company at a showroom in Panchkula on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Capt S.S. Kamboj, chief security officer of Gawritex Industries, lies injured following a clash with staff of a rival company at a showroom in Panchkula





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Tricolour hoisting, cultural shows mark I-Day celebrations
Panchkula, August 15
The Education Minister, Haryana, Mr Bahadur Singh, hoisted the National Flag at the Sector 5 cricket ground as part of the Independence Day celebrations here today. While paying tributes to the freedom fighters, he said they got us independence by making sacrifices and we should live with harmony and peace.

Students of Manav Mangal School, Sector 16, Panchkula, perform during Independence Day celebrations at Parade Ground, Panchkula, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Students of Manav Mangal School, Sector 16, Panchkula, perform during Independence Day celebrations at Parade Ground, Panchkula
Holiday in UT schools today
Chandigarh, August 15
All government and non-government schools in Chandigarh shall remain closed on Monday. This was announced by the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (Retd) today after the Independence Day celebrations at the Parade Ground here today.

Mohali schools closed today
The SDM Mohali announced that all private and government schools in the township would remain closed on Monday. However, the YPS authorities have announced that their school remain open.

Holiday in schools
The Education Minister, Haryana, Mr Bahadur Singh, announced that all government and private schools in the district will remain closed on August 16. —
TNS

Man found dead in car
Chandigarh, August 15
Harpreet Singh, a resident of Moga district, was found dead in his Hyundai car (PB 10 AT 1328) in the market of Sector 35 last night. The police received information that a car had remained parked at the market for a long time. Mist had settled on the glasses of the car due to air-conditioning.

Citizens greet Governor
Chandigarh, August 15
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice OP Verma (retd.) today was ‘At Home’ with distinguished citizens of Punjab and Chandigarh on the lawns of Punjab Raj Bhavan.

A village couple enjoy food during the Governor’s ‘At Home’ function on Independence Day at Punjab Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

A village couple enjoy food during the Governor’s ‘At Home’ function on Independence Day at Punjab Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh

Arjun projecting secular image with eye on PM's post: Joshi
Chandigarh, August 15
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, a senior BJP leader, today castigated the Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Arjun Singh, for his utterances on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, as he wanted to become the next prime minister by projecting his secular image in the Congress party.
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, a former Human Resource Development Minister, being honoured by Dr K.S. Arya during a function at DAV College, Chandigarh
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, a former Human Resource Development Minister, being honoured by Dr K.S. Arya during a function at DAV College, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Controversy over Army NCO's death
Chandigarh, August 15
A controversy has arisen over the death of an Army NCO from gunshot wounds while deployed during counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir. While the deceased's family is alleging the incident to be a murder and is suspecting a cover-up, the Army is terming it as a suicide.

 
COMMUNITY

Obituary
Kanwar Mahindar Singh (1921-2004)

Life was his passion

Kanwar Mahindar Singh’s death on August 15 ended a long battle with cancer and Chandigarh lost one of its most colourful citizens. Through the many decades he spent in Chandigarh, he was known principally as a sportsman, equally skilled in tennis, golf and cricket and admired for his knowledge of the history of these games.

Creator of Cactus Garden dead
Chandigarh, August 15
Dr Jagdish Singh Sarkaria, creator of the famous Cactus Garden in Panchkula, passed away in the PGI this evening. An expert in bonsais and cacti, Dr Sarkaria had been severely ill after he suffered a stroke on August 10.

 
CRIME

Woman deprived of Rs 50,000 in shop
Chandigarh, August 15
A sum of Rs 50,000 was stolen from a purse lying on the counter of a garment shop in Sector 34 market yesterday. Ms Vishali Sharma a resident of Sector 43, reported that she went to a garment shop in Sector 34 to make some purchases.

2 held on theft charge
Chandigarh, August 15
Four cases of theft have been registered in various part of the city and two persons have been arrested in this connection, according to a press note issued here today.

Woman commits suicide
Panchkula, August 15
A 30-year-old woman, Sandhya Batra, committed suicide by hanging herself with her dupatta at her Sector 20 residence this morning.

 
EDUCATION

Tricolour flies high in schools, colleges
Chandigarh, August 15
Singing of patriotic songs, eulogizing the sacrifices made by martyrs for the freedom of the country, speeches, declamation contests and slogans propagating the message of unity in diversity marked the Independence Day celebrations at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School here today.



Girls take part in the march-past at the Independence Day function in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Girls take part in the march-past at the Independence Day function in Sector 17, Chandigarh

Education should reach the poor, says Pathak
Chandigarh, August 15
Guard of honour, patriotic songs and distribution of sweets marked the Independence Day celebrations at Panjab University today. Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, hoisted the national flag.

Medical camps, sapling plantation mark I-Day
Chandigarh, August 15
The Chandigarh Territorial Mahila Congress today celebrated Independence Day at colony No. 4. The Uday Sanghathan Society also participated in the function with great fervour. The celebrations were presided over by Mahila Congress chief Lalit Joshi while Mrs Madhu Bansal, chief guest, unfurled the National Flag.


A boy sings a patriotic song on Independence Day at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh.

A boy sings a patriotic song on Independence Day at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day in UT schools
Chandigarh, August 15
Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour at Government High School, Sector 32, here today. The school head, Mrs Anita Kapoor, unfurled the National Flag. Later school children presented patriotic songs.

Children of Bhavan Vidyalaya participate in a cultural programme organised in connection with Independence Day in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Children of Bhavan Vidyalaya participate in a cultural programme organised in connection with Independence Day in Chandigarh

Charitable tailoring school opens
Chandigarh, August 15
A charitable tailoring school was inaugurated by the Chandigarh Mayor, Mrs Kamlesh, today at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Sector 46- A.

COURTS

Exercise restraint, CJ tells judges
Chandigarh, August 15
The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice B.K. Roy, said here today that judicial restraint and discipline were necessary for the orderly administration of justice.

Plea to widen CAT jurisdiction
Chandigarh, August 15
While lower courts and the high courts groan under the burden of lakhs of pending cases, the Chandigarh Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal has little work.

 
LIFESTYLE

Himani Shivpuri Theatre her first love
Himani Shivpuri is better known as “Devaki Bhojai” of serial “Humrahi”. She has given many unforgettable performances. We can see her in films as well as in television serials. She has been part of many blockbusters also. She can make you laugh whenever she wants to. She has managed her film and TV roles very well so far. We saw her in “Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon” lately and in “Josh”, a serial on Star Plus. In a telephonic conversation, she shared her experiences with Chandigarh Tribune.

Get ready for gossip
W
onder what could be the subject of discussion when two women sit together for a while? Definitely not the Iraq hostage crisis or the new economic policy! More often than not it is gossip.

 

Loveleen Mishra, Himani Shivpuri, Resham Seth in “Aao behan chugli karen”.

Loveleen Mishra, Himani Shivpuri, Resham Seth in "Aao behan chugli karen"

HEALTH

5 new operating theatres at PGI soon
Chandigarh, August 15
Five operating theatres would be started in the New OPD Block at the PGI soon in addition to the ones already working. The Director, PGI, Prof K.K. Talwar, stated this at the 57th Independence Day celebrations at the institute after unfurling the national flag here today.

Nutrition programme launched
Chandigarh, August 15
The Indian Council of Social Welfare, Chandigarh chapter, has started the nutritional programme for children in the age group of one to three years at Dhanas Colony.

 
SPORTS

Rohan, Nusrat pedal to glory
Chandigarh, August 15
Rohan Kakar of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, and Nusrat Khan of SD Public School, won laurels in their respective events in the Independence Day Chandigarh Road Cycling Races for boys and girls organised by Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association at Lake Club today.

Nadia, Dheeraj corner glory
Chandigarh, August 15
Nadia Saini of DAV Public School, Sector 8, in the women’s section and Dheeraj Arora of Reserve Bank of India in men’s section cornered glory by winning titles in the Prof R.S. Mehta Memorial Table Tennis Tournament played here today at the TT Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh.

Winners of the RS Mehta Table Tennis Tournament which concluded in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Winners of the RS Mehta Table Tennis Tournament which concluded in Chandigarh

Tribune sports meet results
Chandigarh, August 15
A one-day sports meet in different categories and disciplines was organised by the sports committee of The Tribune Employees Union at the ground adjoining the Tribune Colony here today to mark Independence Day.

NPS cagers back from USA
Chandigarh, August 15
Cagers of New Public School, Sector 18, today returned after attending a 10-day training camp at Orlando, USA. The camp was conducted by Jim Cromwell and Mr Ace under the guidance of Youth Basketball of America.

GMSSS-46 eves in soccer final
Chandigarh, August 15
Eves of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, surprised St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, and entered the final of the Chandigarh Subjunior Girls Football Championship being played here today at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.
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