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Can Punjab regularise constructions on UT’s periphery?
Only Parliament competent to amend Act: experts
Mohali, August 26
Despite the move of the Punjab government to regularise unauthorised residential colonies in the state, the sword of Democles continues to hang over illegal colonies that have mushroomed all around the periphery of Chandigarh over the past years because of the Centrally-enacted Punjab Capital Periphery Control Act, 1952 that prohibits construction within a 16-km radius of the City Beautiful.

7 receive burns in workshop fire
Chandigarh, August 26
Seven workers received burn injuries when an LPG-run heating chamber of a painting workshop in the Industrial Area, Phase I, caught fire today.

The workshop in Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, where LPG leakage caused a fire The workshop in Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, where LPG leakage caused a fire on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph









EARLIER STORIES
 

Car owners cry foul over fuel
Panchkula, August 26
Over 10 cars were stranded after their fuel tanks were filled from a petrol station near Mansa Devi Complex this evening. While most of the vehicles did not start after the fuel was filled, others broke down a few hundred yards from the petrol station.


Ridhima

Love story heads for a happy ending
Chandigarh, August 26
Is the love story of a local girl, Ridhima, who ended up in Nari Niketan here last year after allegedly being brutalised by her family, heading for a happy ending? The answer seems to be yes, with the girl moving the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Harbhajan Dass, for her release from Nari Niketan. She has prayed that she be released on August 28 on her “wish and will”.

Pak law-makers coming to India on Aug 28
Chandigarh, August 26
A high-level delegation of law-makers of Pakistan is coming to India later this week to have lessons in democracy. Law-makers from the neighbouring country, where democracy has repeatedly failed to take roots because of the might of the Army, will be landing in Delhi on August 28.

Man alleges victimisation for exposing corruption
Chandigarh, August 26
An ex-serviceman re-employed with Northern Railway as a clerk has alleged victimisation at the hands of authorities for reporting certain acts of corruption by railway officials.

Way cleared for elevation of non-PCS officers to IAS
Chandigarh, August 26
The Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal today granted relief to a section of the non-PCS Class I officers and paved the way for their elevation to the Indian Administrative Service.

 
COMMUNITY

Cops to booby-trap snatchers
Panchkula, August 26
Because of a rise in the number of snatching the police has decided to set up booby-traps for the snatchers operating in the district. Decoys will be deputed in different parts of the town, flashing gold jewellery to attract the snatchers. And just when they strike, they will be caught by the police.

Closure of bridge causes problems
Dera Bassi, August 26
More than a dozen villages of Punjab as well as of Haryana and scores of industrial units in the Mubarikpur-Dera Bassi-Lalru industrial belt have been facing problems following the closure of a bridge on the Dera Bassi-Mubarikpur-Ramgarh road since August 2.

A bridge on the Mubarikpur-Ramgarh road has been closed for four-wheelers causing huge losses to industrial units

A bridge on the Mubarikpur-Ramgarh road has been closed for four-wheelers causing huge losses to industrial units besides putting residents of over a dozen nearby villages of Punjab and Haryana to hardship. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Truckers’ strike on but veg prices stable

Chandigarh, August 26
The continuation of the truckers’ strike seemed to have little affect on the prices of the fresh vegetables in the grain market here today. And with three trucks of onions hitting the market from Nasik here today, the price of onion came down to Rs 8-9 as against yesterday’s price of Rs 12-14 per kg.


A truck driver cooks food inside a truck in the Transport Area in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

A truck driver cooks food inside a truck in the Transport Area in Chandigarh

Bus conductor made to apologise
Chandigarh, August 26
A bus conductor of the Haryana Roadways had to apologise for his misbehaviour with a blind man, as an irate mob jammed the traffic at the ISBT, Sector 17, here today.

Talk on oil and politics in Azerbaijan
Chandigarh, August 26
While Azerbaijan is using oil to develop its economy, it is also using it as a major tool of international diplomacy to balance its relations with major powers having interest in fossil fuels, said Dr Leila Alieva while delivering a talk on “Oil and Politics in Azerbaijan’’ at CRRID here yesterday.
                                                                                  Dr Leila Alieva

Dr Leila Alieva

Punjab should retain its water: Johl
Chandigarh, August 26
“Territories are not permanent and can be changed by the government. The Punjab Government should ask for retaining its water, not on territorial grounds but base its demands on the indus water basin, which belongs to Punjab. Only then, a lasting solution to the water dispute can be found.”

Devotees hold a procession in connection with Guru Granth Sahib’s quadricentennial celebrations on September 1
Devotees hold a procession in connection with Guru Granth Sahib’s quadricentennial celebrations on September 1, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

MC notice to contractors to improve amenities
Panchkula, August 26
The Municipal Council President, Ms Seema Chaudhary, today served a one-week notice to the contractors for improving civic amenities within the MC limits of the town.

Farm produce status for wood demanded
Mohali, August 26
Wood should be given the status of agricultural produce and the Central Government should also a announce a support price in this regard so that farmers could be encouraged to go in for such plantation.

‘Tiranga march’ by BJP activists
Chandigarh, August 26
A “Tiranga march” was taken out here yesterday by BJP workers, led by former BJP councillor Ranjana Shahi, to express support to the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms Uma Bharti, who surrendered in Hubli, in a case registered against her in connection with hoisting the National Flag.

Water supply to remain suspended today
Chandigarh, August 26
Owing to urgent repair of one of the pipelines supplying water from Kajauli Headworks to Sector-39 Water Works, Chandigarh, the water pumping through this pipeline shall remain suspended from 9 am to 5 pm tomorrow, a press note issued by the Water Supply Department said here today.

 
CRIME

One held on molestation charges
Chandigarh, August 26
The local police has arrested one person for eve teasing and another on molestation charges, according to a press note released today. The police arrested Subash Kumar, a resident of Sector 38, for eve teasing and using obscene language, on a complaint filed by a woman, in the market of Sector 10.

One held for theft
Panchkula, August 26
The police arrested a person wanted for several crimes and two others. Sudir Chaudhry a resident of Baltana village was arrested from near the community centre in Sector 22 for stealing Scorpio Jeep from Sector 23.

BUSINESS

CII workshop on business strategies
Chandigarh, August 26
As organisations all over the world face increasing pressure for a better performance, they have to rethink their business strategies and performance parameters to offer higher value addition to customers.

 
EDUCATION

PEC students get good placements
Chandigarh, August 26
Students of Punjab Engineering College have received encouraging feedback reports from the various visiting companies. These companies have rated the students on various parameters viz. technical skills, communication skills, aptitude, decisiveness and knowledge about the subject.

50 teachers transferred
Chandigarh, August 26
The UT Education Department has initiated a large-scale transfer of teachers in government schools. So far, around 50 teachers have been shifted from one school to another.

PU VC now Colonel Pathak
Chandigarh, August 26
Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, was conferred with the honorary rank of “Colonel” of the NCC at a ceremony on the campus here today. He was also made the honorary “Colonel Commandant” of the NCC.


Brig D.S. Dhillon (right), Deputy DG, NCC Directorate, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, and Col Ashwani Sharma at the pipping ceremony of Dr K.N. Pathak. Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, who was conferred the honorary rank of Colonel in the NCC on Thursday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Brig D.S. Dhillon, Deputy DG, NCC Directorate, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, and Col Ashwani Sharma at the pipping ceremony of Dr K.N. Pathak. Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University

DAV candidates should quit, says Senator
Chandigarh, August 26
Senator, Dharinder Tayal, also a candidate from the graduate constituency of the Senate, today said that exploitation of students in the name of social education by DAV institutions was shameful and condemnable.

Students of Shastri Model School, Phase I, Mohali, during their visit to The Tribune office in Chandigarh
Students of Shastri Model School, Phase I, Mohali, during their visit to The Tribune office in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Women better managers, says Swami Ishwaranda
Chandigarh, August 26
Swami Ishwaranda of the Chinmaya Mission delivered a discourse and lecture on 'Spiritual insight in management', in Vivek High School, Sector 38, for the staff and senior students. He said management was required in our everyday life.

Ramarao new NIPER chief
Mohali, August 26
The Board of Governors, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, have appointed Prof P. Ramarao, currently the Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the institute, as the next Director of NIPER.

African educators to visit city
Chandigarh, August 26
A high-level 15-member delegation of African educators would be visiting the city to study the working of the National Institute of Open Schooling Regional Centre.

COURTS

Daily wage workers get relief
Chandigarh, August 26
In an order that could bring relief to hundreds of daily wage employees of Chandigarh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a bunch of petitions filed by the UT Administration against the orders of the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal.

LIC firing case: police remand for two
Dera Bassi, August 26
A Rajpura court today remanded Manmeet Singh alias Goldi and Malkiat Singh, accused in the LIC employees firing case, in one day’s police custody. The police brought Manmeet Singh of Amritsar and Malkiat Singh of Ludhiana, here from the Ropar police, yesterday.

 
CULTURE


Cop, robber story reinvented

Actress-turned-filmmaker Revathy Menon’s much hyped film ‘Phir Milenge’ produced by Sahara Manoranjan and Percept Picture Company will hit the theaters on Friday at KC, Chandigarh, and Fun Republic, Mani Majra. This film is made on the sensitive issue of AIDS. The movie has already come in for praise from the United Nations.

Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty in “Phir Milenge”


Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty in "Phir Milenge"

LIFESTYLE

Style i
Khadi is the in thing
Khadi, the symbol of self-reliance in the last century is now a style statement. From being a plain, monotonous fabric, it has now become a vibrant and haute trend. Khadi and handloom houses and brands have catapulted handwoven fabrics to the hallowed portals of fashion and its rugged and earthy appeal has mesmerised fashionistas and ace designers.

Keep technicality out of Sufi singing
The effervescent Zila Khan hardly fits into the traditional mould of a classical singer. Though the inheritor of a musical tradition perfected by her father Ustad Vilayat Khan, Zila has never attempted to cash on the latter’s popularity.                                                                             Zila Khan

Zila Khan


Punjabi pop singer Durga Rangila during the shooting of music album "Na Laayo, Na Laayo" in Sector 17, Chandigarh
Punjabi pop singer Durga Rangila during the shooting of music album “Na Laayo, Na Laayo” in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Shaan-e-Sufi festival begins today
Alpha TV Punjabi and ETC Punjabi will host a two-day Sufi festival at Kalagram, beginning from tomorrow. Called Shaan-e-Sufi, the event will feature presentations of some of the most eminent Sufi singers, including Barkat Sidhu, Wadali brothers, Hans Raj Hans and Master Saleem.

Ila Arun’s play on Sept 6
The Durga Das Foundation, Spice Telecom and The Tribune group of publications will present Ila Arun’s production, “Jameela Bai Kalaali” on September 6 at Tagore Theatre.

Play depicts Maharani Jind Kaur’s struggles
Jangi group’s production “Punjab ki Sherni: Maharani Jind Kaur”, presented at Tagore Theatre last evening was far from satisfactory. Lack of coordination between artistes, dearth of rehearsal of the acts and improper lighting were a few factors that marred the prospects of a production, which had an interesting theme otherwise.

 

Artistes during a play “Punjab ki Sherni: Maharani Jind Kaur”, which was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Artistes during a play "Punjab ki Sherni: Maharani Jind Kaur", which was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh

Hunt for ‘Indian Idol’ in city from today
Sony Entertainment Television recently announced the launch of “Indian Idol” on August 27, people of Chandigarh can take register themselves for the auditions. Music composer Anu Malik, television actor Aman Yatan Verma and anchor Mini Mathur will motivate the people to enroll for the auditions.

HEALTH

GMCH chief, faculty at loggerheads
Chandigarh, August 26
The faculty and the Director-Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, are at loggerheads with each other after the Faculty Welfare Board alleged that the Director-Principal, Prof H.M. Swami, did not pay heed to any of the genuine demands raised by them.

 

SPORTS


Sukhchain Academy lift Vohra trophy

Chandigarh, August 26
Sukhchain Academy, Faridkot, bagged the coveted S.N. Vohra Memorial Hockey trophy when they outplayed Chandigarh Hockey Academy by 4-2 (scored in tie breaker) in the finals played here today.

A team of Sukhchain Academy, Faridkot, that won the S.N. Vohra Memorial Hockey trophy in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


A team of Sukhchain Academy, Faridkot, that won the S.N. Vohra Memorial Hockey trophy in Chandigarh

CBSE soccer meet begins
Chandigarh, August 26
The CBSE Soccer meet for Cluster XIII, comprising schools from Himachal Pradesh, parts of Haryana, Chandigarh and J& K, began here today at Satluj Public School, Sector 4.
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