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PUDA launches feeble demolition drive
Mohali, August 20
Spurring into action following the arrest of its General Manager, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today revived its demolition campaign in Chandigarh’s periphery.

Labourers rebuild a wall after it was demolished by PUDA’s enforcement staff at Kansal village on Friday. Labourers rebuild a wall after it was demolished by PUDA’s enforcement staff at Kansal village on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

  Nagar Panchayat comes to rescue of colonisers

Slum dwellers gather belongings after their jhuggis were razed by HUDA near Saketri, Panchkula, on Friday. Slum colony near Saketri razed

Slum dwellers gather belongings after their jhuggis were razed by HUDA near Saketri, Panchkula, on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

 

 






EARLIER STORIES
 
Hrithik RoshanPursuing a sensibility, the Hrithik way
Chandigarh, August 20
Spurious attractions of Hollywood don’t amuse Hrithik Roshan a bit. Our superstar would rather be home in Mumbai, which for him is “as West as West can get”. “Mumbai is home. It has a great character, but your city is equally charming. It gives me a sense of freedom.

Now, societies can’t mortgage flats for loans
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Housing Board has suddenly changed its rules bringing to a halt the housing plans of several hundred city residents allotted flats through group housing co-operative societies in Sectors 50 and 51.

Territorial Army insurance cover strengthened
Chandigarh, August 20
The insurance cover of Territorial Army (TA) personnel has been significantly enhanced to bring it at par with that of the regular Army. Monetary compensation paid to TA personnel in case of disability has also been upwardly revised.

Army being equipped for disaster management
Chandigarh, August 20
With the Central Government considering to set up “bricks” for disaster management, the Army may get specialised equipment to undertake rescue and relief operations. Presently, the Army uses its equipment meant for war time operations to undertake such operations.

20 school bus drivers challaned
Chandigarh, August 20
The Chandigarh Traffic Police issued 20 challans in its special drive against school bus drivers, according to Mr A.S. Dhillon, Superintendent of Traffic Police, Chandigarh, here today.

 
COMMUNITY

BJP delegation meets Governor
Chandigarh, August 20
A delegation of the BJP industrial cell, Chandigarh, led by its president, Mr Radhey Shyam Garg, yesterday met Justice O.P. Verma (retd), Administrator, UT, and submitted a memorandum demanding, among other things, the conversion of industrial plots and sheds in the UT from leasehold to freehold.

NHRC approached against police working
Chandigarh, August 20
Levelling serious allegations against the functioning of the Chandigarh Police, the Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI), a human rights body, has approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Youth Congress website launch in September
Chandigarh, August 20
A website of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), likely to be launched sometime in September. Replete with historical facts about the Congress and its activities, it is yet another effort by its president Randeep Singh Surjewala, also the secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC), to keep the youth connected to their roots.

Rajiv KumarRenal failure patient in need of help
Chandigarh, August 20
Nineteen-year-old Rajiv Kumar is suffering from chronic renal failure as his both kidneys have failed and he has already undergone dialysis 12 times so far. Hailing from an extremely poor family in Bihar, Rajiv is undergoing treatment at the Department of Nephrology at the PGI.

Truckers’ strike not to hit supplies
Chandigarh, August 20
In view of the impending strike by truckers, the city is not likely to face any problem with petroleum or milk supplies as both essential items are moved on trucks owned by the companies and not hired from the market.

Noise monitoring
Chandigarh, August 20
The idma Foundation for Sustainable Development, here, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee, organised a training-cum-awareness programme on noise monitoring for the police.

Seva Dal pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi
Chandigarh, August 20
Tributes were paid to former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his 60th birth anniversary here today.

Wage board move hailed
Chandigarh, August 20
The Tribune Employees Union has welcomed the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Labour of Parliament to the Centre to constitute a new wage board for newspaper and news agency employees.

 
CRIME

Gang of thieves busted, 4 held
Panchkula, August 20
The police has arrested four persons- Praveen Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Rinku and Bhola and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 25,000 from them. They were involved in a burglary at Shambhu Poultry farm on August 16 and were arrested by the police yesterday.

 
EDUCATION

A teacher explains a point using a geometrical instrument at the mathematics laboratory set up at  Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, Chandigarh.Learning maths is fun at Sector 33 school
Chandigarh, August 20
Learning mathematics has been made easy and more interesting for students of the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33 here.

A teacher explains a point using a geometrical instrument at the mathematics laboratory set up at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Cong factionalism spreads to PU campus
Chandigarh, August 20
Factionalism within the local unit of the Congress has spilled over to Panjab University as well. Here, the National Students Union of India (NSUI), a front organisation of the Congress, is pitted against the pro-Congress students’ body, the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU).

With poll on mind, Senators resent meeting
Chandigarh, August 20
It will be a race against time for most members of the Panjab University Senate when it meets on August 24. They will be required to juggle the weighty agenda of over 100 items and canvassing for the elections of the six faculties for the Senate slated for August 25.

Pathak interfering in Senate poll, says Chatrath
Chandigarh, August 20
A Fellow of Panjab University Senate, Mr G.K. Chatrath, today alleged that the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.N. Pathak, was interfering in the Senate elections. Dr Pathak has fixed the Senate meeting prior to election on August 24.

Set against the backdrop of their new school building in Sector 26, children of Strawberry Fields give food packets to labourers.Community initiative by school kids
Chandigarh, August 20
Five to eight year old students of Strawberry Fields World School visited their new premises in Sector 26 by participating in a different kind of ‘griha pravesh’ ceremony.


Set against the backdrop of their new school building in Sector 26, children of Strawberry Fields give food packets to labourers.

Students of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, participate in a poster-making competition to mark Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas in Chandigarh on Friday. From Schools
300 students take part in rally
Chandigarh, August 20
The Department of Science and Technology today organised an essay and writing, slogan and painting competition at different schools in the city to celebrate the Rajiv Gandhi akshay urja Divas’ tomorrow.

Students of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, participate in a poster-making competition to mark Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

  • Salad-making contest

  • Musical extravaganza

  • Fiesta contest at St John’s

  • Training camp at St Stephen

  • Carmel observes Urja Divas

COURTS

Amartex men refused bail
Panchkula, August 20
Employees of Amartex Industries and KVS Apparels were denied anticipatory bail by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr L.N. Jindal, in a case of rioting, assault and trespassing registered against them.

 

LIFESTYLE

Kitty party group sets example worth emulating
S
o your impression of a kitty party was restricted to women playing cards or tambola and showing off their latest collection of jewellery or their designer wear? Well, a group of 11 friends in the city is set to change the concept of a kitty group, by turning it into a group of social engineers.

Star leaves them startled
M
any gathered to get a glimpse of their of Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, who was in the city in the connection with a party organised by the owners of a sector 17 showroom, Tommy Hilfiger. He is the ambassador of the brand.

Succumb to the lure of diamonds
Diamonds are the purest, they say. So when the lure of the pure becomes strong, don’t resist it. Better succumb to the temptation. A good variety of diamond jewellery is on display at the trade fair organised at Shivalik View.

HEALTH

OPD block at GH-32 soon
Chandigarh, August 20
The promised six-storeyed OPD Block at General Hospital is finally going to see some work. Even as the block was approved in May 2003, no work on it has started. Yesterday, UT Administrator O.P. Verma (retd) reviewed the progress of work.

Sanjay NayyarHealth conscious, go in for low-calorie sweeteners
Chandigarh, August 20
If you are calorie-conscious and want to remain slim and fit, then go in for low-calorie sweeteners. Sweet indulgences like candies, desserts and cakes were once a no-no for people with diabetes. Not any more, thanks to these products.

PGI to have five specialised centres
Chandigarh, August 20
The PGI will soon have five specialised centres to provide better patient care. These will include the advanced cardiac centre, the advanced urology centre, the eye centre, the trauma centre and the bone marrow transplant centre.

 

SPORTS

Bungee jumping begins
Chandigarh, August 20
Ten-day bungee jumping event began at the circus grounds, Sector 17, here today.

The ‘bird’ in orange colour used in the event.Facts about double trap
Chandigarh, August 20
On Tuesday Indian shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won silver medal in the double trap event in clay pigeon shooting. Though many of us might have read or heard about Rathore’s participation in the Athens Olympics in the trap event, only a select few have an idea of what the event is all about.

The ‘bird’ in orange colour used in the event.

Mandeep is judo champ
Chandigarh, August 20
Mandeep Singh of SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, got the first position in the below 60 kg section in the Panjab University Inter-College Judo (men) Championship here today.
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