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GH-16 shifts nursing staff, interns
Chandigarh, August 16
After the alleged child-swapping incident at the Sector 16 General Hospital here last week, the hospital authorities have shifted the nursing staff and interns posted at the labour room when the incident accused last Tuesday.

Empty chairs at DC’s open darbar
Panchkula, August 16
A week after the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P. Kasni, organised an open darbar in Sector 10, the residents seemed to have lost interest. 
Empty chairs greeted officials at the open darbar at Janjh Ghar, Sector 10
Empty chairs greeted officials at the open darbar at Janjh Ghar, Sector 10, Panchkula, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Amartex MD booked for plotting attack
Panchkula, August 16
The Managing Director of Amartex Industries, Mr Arun Grover, has been booked by the police on charges of criminal conspiracy for the attack on the security staff of Gawritex Industries yesterday.










EARLIER STORIES
 

Complaint against teacher
Chandigarh, August 16
Father of a girl student at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, here has alleged that a maths teacher at the school had “misbehaved” with his daughter on August 9.

All outdoor movement around Burail Jail stopped
Chandigarh, August 16
Almost seven months after three hardcore terrorists allegedly involved in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, escaped from the Burail Jail here on January 21, things have changed like never before inside the jail.

Tapestry: Concerned citizens seek President's intervention 
Chandigarh, August 16
Concerned over the attempts to tinker with the heritage of the City Beautiful, a group of eminent personalities of the city has shot off a letter to the President of India, seeking his intervention in the matter.

Burning Brain Society is conducting a poster-making competition on the theme “Ill Effects and Consequences of Tobacco” and has invited entries for from all over the country. According to Ms Jyoti Joshi, media coordinator of the society, one competition segment will be open to people up to 25 years of age and the other is the non-competition segment open to all age groups.
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COMMUNITY


Councillor Jatinder Bhatia inaugurates a new streetlight in Sector 31 in Chandigarh
Councillor Jatinder Bhatia inaugurates a new streetlight in Sector 31 in Chandigarh on Monday. Also seen in the picture is Group Captain D.K. Bhatt. — A Tribune photograph

UT to develop Sukhna wildlife sanctuary
Chandigarh, August 15
Aiming at future planning, protection and development of the ecologically fragile Sukhna wildlife sanctuary, located just north east of the Sukhna Lake, the Chandigarh Administration has invited the Dehra Dun-based Forest Research Institute to come up with a wildlife management plan and a forest working plan for the sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to several wild animals and at least 116 species of birds. It is spread over 26 square kilometres and has another 8 square kilometres of contiguous forest in adjoining Haryana abutting it.

Public indifferent to verification drive: SSP
Mohali, August 16
The police will register all temporary workers serving in the township as part of its stranger roll verification campaign. This was stated by the SSP Ropar, Mr Surinder Pal Singh, at a press conference today.

Meeting on land exchange schemes tomorrow
Mohali, August 16
A high-powered meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, Punjab, will be held on August 18 to discuss land pooling and land exchange schemes. Implementation of these schemes is being demanded by farmers agitating against the acquisition of land by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).

Power generation top priority, says UHBVN chief
Panchkula, August 16
The Government of India has given top priority to power generation. Clear provisions have been made in the Electricity Act, 2003, for delicencing power generation and for competition among generators to produce cheap power. 

Forms rejected for no fault, say job-seekers
Panchkula, August 16
Hundreds of youth from all parts of the state today converged at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex to appear for the recruitment process of 84 wireless operators of the Haryana State Industrial Security Force.

Fauji Beat
Suicide attacks shouldn’t make us jittery
The CRPF deployment in the counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir, which were to start on October 30, have been put on hold. Why? Because of a spate of suicide attacks on the CRPF camps. In an emergency meeting on August 6, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil asked all the security agencies and the Intelligence Bureau to suggest ways to counter suicide attacks.

Arms and ammunition captured by 16 Jat’s ambush party.
Arms and ammunition captured by 16 Jat’s ambush party

Councillors were invited to I-Day function: DC
Chandigarh, August 16
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, today said he had duly sent invitation cards for the Independence Day function to Municipal Councillors and the same had been received at the Mayor’s office. The DC office claimed that it had the receipt for the same. The cards were sent at least five days in advance.

Shortage of ration card booklets
Mohali, August 16
The local office of the Department of Food and Supplies has been facing a shortage of new booklets for making ration cards. These have been out of stock for the past more than seven months.

Xen, SDO found absent by CM’s squad
Panchkula, August 16
Executive Engineer of the Public Works Department, Nihal Singh, SDO Joge Ram and SDE Harwinder Kaur were among the 18 employees found absent from duty during a surprise raid conducted by the Chief Minister’s flying squad at the PWD office, near Old Ghaggar bridge this morning.

 
CRIME

Three city residents booked for fraud
Mohali, August 16
The local police has arrested two persons from Chandigarh on charges of cheating a Bathinda resident of Rs 3 lakh. The accused, Amarjeet Singh, Ajay Oberoi and Rajan Kansal, involved in supplying packed eatables to shops in Chandigarh, allegedly duped Mr Amandeep Garg of Rs 3 lakh that he paid as advance to purchase the eatables.

3 gamblers held
Chandigarh, August 16
The police arrested three persons for gambling at public places yesterday. Shri Ram of Darwa village was arrested from near his shop in the same locality. Sushil Kumar was arrested from Singla turn, Ram Darbar. Kuldeep Singh was arrested from Booth Market, Maloya. The police has confiscated Rs 170, Rs 844 and Rs 150, respectively from their possession.

Two vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, August 16
The local police has registered two vehicle theft cases, according to a press note today. Sumit Khanna, a resident of Sector 44, reported that his car (CHK 3030) was stolen on August 10 from his residence. 

BUSINESS

Bank directed to refund FDR of guarantor
Chandigarh, August 16
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed Punjab and Sind Bank to refund a Rs 1 lakh fixed deposit receipt (FDR) of Mr Tejinder Singh, a resident of Sector 47, who had stood as a guarantor for a loanee.

Computer maker to set up centre in Mohali
Mohali, August 16
A computer manufacturer, Dell, is opening its centre here shortly. The company would establish its international customer support centre on five acres of land in Quark’s Information Technology park here.

Investors sore with Small Savings working
Chandigarh, August 16
The functioning of Small Savings, Punjab, has come under a cloud following denial of chance to scores of investors to participate in a lucky draw held at Bathinda on August 12.While coupons of a majority of persons with eight digits were included in the draw of lots, those with seven digits were allegedly taken for a ride by the department.

 
EDUCATION

‘Dual’ policy on re-auction hits owners of shops at Student Centre
Chandigarh, August 16
Capt Rajneesh Talwar’s deep dark eyes and warm smile may soon elude those frequenting Panjab University’s Students’ Centre. For a few bucks more, the university authorities have reportedly taken a decision to dislodge him from the card and stationary shop he has been running for the past 25 years. And that too by “adopting a dual policy”.

Get ready with contingency plans, dept asks schools
Chandigarh, August 16
Keeping in view the recent gas leak scare at Government Model High School, Sector 25, the UT Education Department has directed heads of all government schools to be ready with contingency plans in this regard.

Need to update technology, says AICTE chief
Chandigarh, August 16
The bottomline of Dr R Natrajan’s speech at Panjab University was that engineering institutes should improve the quality of faculty and facilities being provided to the students at their campuses.





Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, with Mr R. Natrajan, Chairman, AICTE, at Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, with Mr R. Natrajan, Chairman, AICTE, at Law Auditorium

Centres to prepare students for IELTS
Chandigarh, August 16
Targeting the north, especially Punjab and Chandigarh, the International Development Programme (IDP) Education Australia, a non-government consortium of 42 universities in Australia, is starting learning centres to prepare students for International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Bhavan Vidyalaya annual function
Panchkula, August 16
It was fun and frolic and a riot of colours as children of Bhavan Vidyalaya presented cultural items at the annual prize distribution function of the school today. The function began with a welcome speech by the school Principal, Ms Shashi Banerjee, and the lighting of the lamp.

Students of Bhavan Vidyalaya with their prizes during the annual prize distribution function in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Bhavan Vidyalaya with their prizes during the annual prize distribution

100 girls take part in self-defence course
Chandigarh, August 16
A two-day self-defence course was conducted by Pardeep Sharma, a fifth degree black belt, at Sacred Heart School, Sector 26. Attended by nearly 100 students of Classes IX and X, he demonstrated various tactics to be adopted for individual defence.

I-Day festivities at KV
Dara Bassi, August 16
Students and staff members of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Dappar, celebrated the Independence Day yesterday with great enthusiasm. Ms Daljit Kaur, school principal, hoisted the National Flag.

Recognition for tiny tot
Mohali, August 16
The local SDM, Mr M.L. Sharma, honoured a four-year-old girl of Gian Jyoti Public School here today for her outstanding performance in an item presented at the Independence Day celebrations yesterday.

 
LIFESTYLE

Six bikers conquer world’s highest passes
EXPEDITION of six bike enthusiastic has set a new world record by crossing four of the world’s highest motorable passes, including Marsimik La at 18,652 feet, on their bikes within 24 hours. It was part of “TVS Fiero FX- Out There Adventurers World Record Challenge”. Between July 31 and August 1, the expedition covered four passes, Marsimik La (18,652 feet), Khardung La (18,380 feet), Tanglang La (17,582 feet) and Chang La (17,350 feet), covering a distance of 638 km between Leh and Pang. 

Theatre’s utopian elements? Ask Mohan Maharishi
After ages Mohan Maharishi still seems convinced about the utopian elements of the medium, which he has long nurtured with his intellect and dedication. The former Director of the National School of Drama and the man behind celebrated productions like “Andha Yug” and “Pygmalion”, Maharishi is back with some more food for thought.

Traditional home furniture in demand
A carefully chosen furniture or pieces meant for decoration made in artistic way can create the right ambience, be it a home, an office, a restaurant or an educational institute. “These days city residents are reverting back to the traditional items. They don’t mind to shell out extra money and spend extra time while choosing the things for their homes,” said city-based artist Satish Chopra.
Home furniture with traditional touch is in demand among city residents. — A Tribune photograph
Home furniture with traditional touch is in demand among city residents

He styles hair blindfolded
You can style your hair by burning them Surprised? But city-based hairstylist, Nadeem Ahmad has made this possible. He can even give you a haircut blindfolded. Nadeem promises to end the problem of split-ends by burning it these with a medicated candle. Interestingly, he can give you the best hair style blindfolded simply with information of your head structure. “I wanted to make a career in computers, but destiny had decided something else for me. I did a course in computer programming from the city and shifted to Mumbai for higher studies. I opened a cyber cafe there while looking after my dad’ s parlour there. Slowly, I got interested in hairstyling and made it my profession”.


Nadeem Ahmad can style your hair blindfolded. — A Tribune photograph
Nadeem Ahmad can style your hair blindfolded

City to host bungee jumping
R
eady, steady & go! Where? Well about 140 ft that is approximately 20 stories, up in the air, with your whole body shot downwards to ground level for about three seconds flat, after which you stay there dangling till you are ready to finally come up and breathe again. People around you seem like small ants — small and insignificant. What’s worse, it seems like in slow motion.

Chautala releases pop album
A
Haryanvi pop album “Dhare jab phuncha England” was released by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala at his residence today. The album is a unique fusion of Haryanvi music with western beats. There are eight songs in the album based on romantic, comic and tragic moods.

HEALTH

City hospital corrects hip bone disorder
Chandigarh, August 16
For 12-year-old Kenyan resident Noor K. Motapanyane, Chandigarh has proved to be lucky destination. His rare hip problem, where the hip bone had slipped and restricted him to a wheelchair, has been treated at a Sector 34 hospital here. With Noor’s hormonal problems and obesity (he weighs over 80 kgs), doctors in Kenya were reluctant to operate on him.

Noor K. Motapanyane, a 12-year-old boy from Kenya with her mother after surgery at a hospital in Sector-34, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Noor K. Motapanyane, a 12-year-old boy from Kenya with her mother after surgery at a hospital in Sector-34

Hospital fails fire safety norms
Mohali, August 16
A team of fire officials today visited Silver Oaks Hospital in Phase X to inspect fire safety preparations. According to Sub-fire officer, Mr Devinder Singh Dogra, the hospital had inadequate fire safety preparations. “The building has five floors. The top floor houses a nursing institute.

 
SPORTS

4-day hockey meet begins
Chandigarh, August 16
The Sahibzada Hockey Tournament for under-15 began at the Sector 42 hockey stadium, here today, in which both teams of Chandigarh Hockey Academy, named Red and Blue, surged ahead.
Chandigarh Hockey Academy’s forward on his way to score a goal against SAS Hockey Centre, Mohali, during Sahibzada Hockey (under-15) Tournament at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari
Chandigarh Hockey Academy’s forward on his way to score a goal against SAS Hockey Centre, Mohali, during Sahibzada Hockey

Satluj Cricket Centre drub GMSSS-46
Chandigarh, August 16
Satluj Cricket Coaching Centre, Panchkula, got the better of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, by seven wickets in the inaugural Satluj Champions Series under-14 cricket tie played at the Satluj Public School ground here today.

Sacred Heart football champion
Chandigarh, August 16
Soccer eves of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, went down fighting 0-2 to Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, in the final of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Girls Football Championship which concluded at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here on Monday.
The football team of Sacred Heart School that won the Sub Junior Girls Football final in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
The football team of Sacred Heart School that won the Sub Junior Girls Football final in Chandigarh

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