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Scientific temper runs high among young
100 schools showcase children’s inventive skills
Chandigarh, August 27
Scientific temper at its best was on display at a two-day science exhibition by over 100 schools in the north-western region, which began today at DAV Public School, Sector 15, here.

Anuradha Garg, a student of LAD MDAV School, Budhlada, Punjab, explains her model at a two-day science exhibition, which began at DAV Public School Anuradha Garg, a student of LAD MDAV School, Budhlada, Punjab, explains her model at a two-day science exhibition, which began at DAV Public School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Young minds at work
Chandigarh, August 27
Untreated sewage and managing solid waste has been posing problems for many civic bodies across the country. Students of Delhi Public School, Urban Estate, Gurgaon, have taken it as a challenge to involve the community in implementing biotechnology to treat the waste at home.

PEC row refuses to die down
Admission-seekers contest fresh merit list
Chandigarh, August 27
Controversy over the merit list of sportspersons seeking admission to Punjab Engineering College (PEC) refuses to die down. After withdrawing a wrong merit list, the authorities at PEC are learnt to have come out with another merit list, which is being contested by the admission-seekers.

PGI Dy chief (Admin) told to go on leave
Prof Talwar withdraws Lochan’s circular
Chandigarh, August 27
The PGI’s Deputy Director Administration (DDA), Ms Meeta Rajiv Lochan, has been officially asked by the Union Health Ministry to proceed on indefinite leave and has been served with a show-cause notice for issuing a controversial circular on August 24.

Ex-MLA Dhuri’s son held on kidnap charge
Chandigarh, August 27
Former Akali MLA Surinder Singh’s son Ramanjot Singh allegedly tried to abduct the son of Haryana Congress MLA Dharamvir on Wednesday. Mr Dharamvir, in a complaint lodged in the Sector 3 police station, said he was returning home after picking up his seven-year-old son Paramjit at around 1.30 p.m. when two youths stopped his Qualis at the gate of the Haryana MLA’s hostel compound.

Brave Neerja’s face will be seen on stamp
Chandigarh, August 27
Neerja Bhanot continues to make the city of her birth proud. The Pan Am staffer, who was killed by terrorists during a hijacking bid in Karachi in 1986 and is a recipient of the Ashok Chakra, will be bestowed with the rare honour of having a commemorative stamp released in her name by the Department of Posts.

Tapes produced as evidence against Gen Choudhary
Chandigarh, August 27
Videotapes containing footage of Army officers allegedly demanding and accepting bribes from arms dealers were today produced as evidence at the General Court Martial (GCM) trying Maj-Gen P. S. K. Choudhary on charges of professional impropriety in the Tehelka case.

Delhi HC dissolves court martial before trial
Chandigarh, August 27
In a rare case, the refusal by a court martial to allow an Army NCO's objection against an officer being a member of the court has resulted in the court martial being dissolved by the Delhi High Court even before the actual start of the trial.


Truckers’ strike fizzles out
Chandigarh, August 27
With supplies of essential and other commodities continuing to be normal today, the seven-day-old truckers’ strike seems to be fizzling out. The invocation of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and arrest of the leaders of the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) in New Delhi last night seemed to have created fissures within the ranks of truckers union all over the country.

Demolitions in graveyard: traffic blocked for 2 hours
Mohali, August 27
Tempers ran high among the Muslim community when demolitions were carried out in a graveyard by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here today.

No plan to acquire Kansal land
Mohali, August 27
PUDA has no proposal to acquire the entire land of Kansal village, which is situated to the north of the Punjab Civil Secretariat. This was stated here today by the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Mr K. B. S. Sidhu, while reacting to a news item  to this effect in an  English daily.

Excise Dept wards, districts reorganised
Chandigarh, August 27
The Chandigarh Administration today restructured Districts and Wards for the working of the Excise Department.

Involve people to save Sukhna: Governor
Chandigarh, August 27
The UT Administrator, Justice OP Verma, today underlined the need to involve people in planting saplings in the catchment area of the Sukhna. Other engineering measures to save the lake must also be adopted, he said.

Governor’s Onam greetings
Chandigarh, August 27
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (Retd.) today felicitated the Malayalee community on the eve of Onam. In a message, Justice Verma said this festival symbolised universal brotherhood and fosters a spirit of unity, harmony and prosperity in all sections of the society, rising above parochial thinking of caste, colour and creed.

SSP assures prompt redress of grievances
Chandigarh, August 27
A special drive of servant verification on Sundays and Saturdays, and a survey to be carried out to find the antecedents of migrants, are some of the schemes which are on the card of the Chandigarh police, informed the SSP Gaurav, at a police-public meeting, held at Sector 45, today.

Lectures, contests mark AWWA celebrations
Chandigarh, August 27
A number of events and activities were organised to mark the raising day of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) at an Engineer Brigade based in Zirakpur near here.

Roof collapse: family has narrow escape
Chandigarh, August 27
A family in Burail village had a miraculous escape, when the roof of their home, under which they were sleeping, suddenly collapsed, late last night.


Cyclist killed in accident
Panchkula, August 27
A cyclist was killed after he was hit by a speeding scooter near Jalauli village today. Rafiq Mohammad of Jalauli village was hit by a scooter (HR-01 H- 7192), and died on the spot.

2 women held for immoral activity
Panchkula, August 27
Police busted a flesh trade racket operating in Sector 10 here and arrested two sisters. The gang was being run by Ajay, husband of one of the sisters. The police say that the women, along with Ajay, were operating through mobile phones.

PEC employee attacked, two booked
Chandigarh, August 27
A murderous attempt was made last night on a laboratory assistant of the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) by his rivals from Kansal village while he was returning home to Kansal after attending his duty.

Neighbour rapes minor
Panchkula, August 27
A 14- year -old girl was allegedly raped by a neighbour, Manoj Kumar in Bagwala village on August 21. The FIR was registered by the Raipur Rani police late tonight.

Proclaimed offender surrenders
Chandigarh, August 27
A former accountant of Bhushan Industries, accused of embezzling Rs 40 lakh, has surrendered before a local court after absconding for months. Anil Gupta, who had been declared a proclaimed offender, yesterday surrendered before a local court.


JCT factory reopens after 3 years of closure
Mohali, August 27
Employees of JCT Electronics Limited here were in a jubilant mood when the factory reopened after a gap of more than three years here today. The revival of the unit started with a path of Sukhmani Sahib followed by Vishkarma puja in the too room of the factory.

Raksha Bandhan offer
Chandigarh, August 27
Reliance webworld has announced a special offer for Raksha Bandhan enabling brother and sisters in different cities across the country to videoconference on August 29 and 30. The video conferencing facilities can be booked in any of the Reliance webworld centre in 21 cities.


Students to hold rights convention
Chandigarh, August 27
Law, psychology and mass communications students from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are expected to participate in a convention aimed at promoting human rights in the region.


Registration for ‘Indian Idol’ begins
Chandigarh, August 27
Sony announced its “Indian Idol” show at hotel Mountview today. The Reality TV show will offer talented singers of the country an opportunity to achieve success. To be adjudged by Farah Khan, Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam, “Indian Idol” will be the first large scale Reality TV show for India.

(From left) Music composer Anu Malik, television anchor Mini Mathur and singer Shivani at a press conference to promote “Indian Idol” in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Music composer Anu Malik, television anchor Mini Mathur and singer Shivani at a press conference

Versatility Anu Malik’s hallmark
Chandigarh, August 27
Certain allegations are too serious to be overlooked. That explains why a mere mention of Anu Malik is almost always followed by this whole debate on plagiarism. But the man representative of modern Indian melody has, by now, perfected the art of tiding over accusation, and he does it with all the logic in the world.

Zila Khan strikes blissful note
Chandigarh, August 27
There is no escaping the magic of pure song that flows from the heart of a Sufi. So if Zila Khan touched the listeners with the beauty of her utterance at Kala Gram tonight, it was hardly a matter of surprise… for that’s what she, as a Sufi, was expected to do.

Stars light up a different screen
Chandigarh, August 27
Mediapersons and the winners of R world in 10 cities, including Chandigarh, today interacted with stars of “Dhoom” through video conferncing. The movie was released in theatres today.


20 pc children’s hearing impaired: expert
Chandigarh, August 27
As many as 15 to 20 per cent of children in India suffer from some hearing disorder, many of which can be treated if diagnosed in time. This was stated by Dr R.C. Deka, head of department, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi at the inaugural day of the 10th Annual Conference of the association of Otolaryngologists of India at PGI today.


She repairs golf clubs
Chandigarh, August 27
The golf enthusiasts could not have asked for more. Yes on September 4. The Chandigarh Golf Range will have “Golfworks” where the golfers can get their clubs repaired and fitted.

North-zone throwball: local boys, girls register wins
Chandigarh, August 27
Hosts Chandigarh recorded easy wins over their respective rivals in both men and women section, respectively, on the opening day of the of the North Zone Throwball Championship played here today at Sector 7 Sports Complex. Earlier, Mr Inderjit Sandhu, Director, Sports, UT, inaugurated the meet. Ms Keshni Anand Arora, IAS, Haryana and preside of the Amateur Throwball Association of Chandigarh presided. Also present were Mr SP Arora, Director, Public Relations, UT, and Mr Gurdip Singh, Director Social Welfare, UT among others.

Delhi and the NCT, Delhi, teams in action during the 6th North-Zone Throwball Tournament at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Delhi and the NCT, Delhi, teams in action during the 6th North-Zone Throwball Tournament at Sports Complex

DAV school boys enter final
Chandigarh, August 27
Boys of Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib, will clash with DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, in tomorrow’s final of the CBSE North Zone (Cluster XIII) Football Tournament being played here at Satluj Public School grounds, Sector 4, Panchkula.

Manav Mangal corners glory in ball badminton
Chandigarh, August 27
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, cornered glory in both boys’ and girls’ sections in the 10th Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship at St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, today.


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