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3 new cases of meningitis reported
Chandigarh/Panchkula, May 7
Three new cases of meningococcal meningitis have been reported in the city here today. While 11-year-old Meena from Mohali and 2-year-old child from Himachal Pradesh are admitted at the PGI with suspected meningcoccal meningitis, 50-years-old Nanhu Ram from Chuna Bhatti village, near Chandimandir, admitted at the GMCH, Sector 32, has been confirmed of suffering from the disease.

Suspected brain fever case at PGI
Mohali, May 7
A 12-year-old girl living in Sector 69 here was taken to the PGI, Chandigarh, today with suspected infection with a bacteria causing meningitis.

2 women commit suicide
Chandigarh, May 7
Two women committed suicide in the city today. One of them committed suicide by jumping into the Sukhna Lake while the second woman ended her life by hanging herself from a fan.

Funds meant for poor children misutilised; probe ordered
Chandigarh, May 7
This is shockingly paradoxical. Between 2002 and 2004, the Chandigarh Social Welfare Department was busy bringing to naught its own scheme meant for the betterment of slum children in the city.

UT skyline for sale?
Chandigarh Tribune has started a debate on the changing nature of city’s skyline. Should apartments be allowed on single unit houses? Readers are invited to write in their views to Chandigarh Tribune, Sector 29 C, Chandigarh. They can also e-mail at [email protected]
— Editor-in-Chief


  Major- Gen K.S. BajwaThere is no hatred for Army in Kashmir, asserts retired Major-General
Chandigarh, May 7
The Army does not know how to handle the weapon of public relations — Major-Gen K.S. Bajwa (retd) does not say so in clear terms but agrees that the forces can handle the media in a better manner while dealing with the Kashmir issue.

Students, parents ‘harassed’
Chandigarh, May 7
A large number of students and their parents who came from far-flung areas to purchase prospectuses for PMT being sold by Baba Farid Medical University, Faridkot, at the branch of Canara Bank in Sector 44 here were a harassed lot today.


T.K. Oommen Need to assess minorities’ status, says expert
Chandigarh, May 7
The condition of minorities in any democracy is the true barometer for assessing its success. And the setting up of a seven-member high-level committee, headed by Justice R. Sachar, to study the social, economic and educational conditions of the Muslims is a step towards such an assessment, says a member of the committee and sociologist, Prof T.K. Oommen.

UT Cong leaders meet party leaders in Delhi
Chandigarh, May 7
The Congress leaders who fled the city yesterday meet senior leaders of the party in Delhi today voicing concern over “personal safety” due to differences with the Deputy Commissioner, party sources said here.

UT skyline for sale
Act good to overcome housing shortage

Chandigarh is no more a city of babus and retired persons. The past decade witnessed a rapid pace of urbanisation. Being the nucleus of this region, the city has attracted a large number of people from all walks of life, from the adjoining as well as from far-off states of the country.

Anti-encroachment drive an exercise in futility
Panchkula, May 7
Lack of coordination between the Estate Office and the Engineering wing of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has ensured that the10- day anti- encroachment drive launched in the township remains an exercise in futility.

Models sashay down the ramp sporting spring summer collection at a fashion show held at Rock Garden on Saturday. Show splashes good collections
Chandigarh, May 7
Ramp models in flamboyant blue, greens, white and Magenta today hit the bulls’ eye when they showcased city-based fashion designer Dimpy Gujral’s latest spring-summer collection today. Proving head-turners the audience connection with the models was quite fabulous today. The show splashed some of very good collections which are seen not often. In women’s wear traditional salwar-kameez and sarees with modern look was outstanding.

Models sashay down the ramp sporting spring summer collection at a fashion show held at Rock Garden on Saturday. —  Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Strengthen Red Cross movement: Rodrigues
Chandigarh, May 7
UT Administrator, S.F. Rodrigues has called for strengthening of the Red Cross movement through collective effort for alleviating human sufferings through selfless service.

Sector 68 residents want amenities
Mohali, May 7
Residents of 10-marla houses in Sector 68 here cry for basic civic amenities. Mr Balwant Singh said the area was in a state of neglect. One could see heaps of cow dung lying at many points. Congress grass and other shrubs were growing in abundance and the problem of stray animals also existed. About 50 of the streetlights were not functioning.

Govt, MC staff call for strike on May 11
Chandigarh, May 7
Transportation in the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking buses and water supply in the city will be affected on May 11 following a call for a strike given by the Co-ordination Committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers. This was announced by Mr Rakesh Kumar, convener of the committee, at a press conference here today.

Panchayats given Rs 10 lakh for development
Mohali, May 7
Grants of Rs 10 lakh were distributed among panchayats of several villages by Mrs Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha, OSD to the Punjab Chief Minister, at a function in Saneta village today.

General D’Cunha visits Western Command
Chandigarh, May 7
The Director General, Ordance Services, and Senior Colonel Commandant of the Army Ordance Corps (AOC), Lieut-Gen T.A. D’Cunha, visited Headquarters Western Command in Chandimandir Cantonment, near here, today.

Representatives of Sikh bodies meet Rodrigues
Chandigarh, May 7
A delegation of representatives of various Sikh organisations and political groups, led by former Mayor Harjinder Kaur, called on UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues here this evening and discussed with him different issues.

Woman alleges assault by in-laws
Panchkula, May 6
Acting on a complaint filed by Ms Anita Sharma, a resident of Kalka, a local court has directed the Kalka police to register a case of criminal trespass, assault and intimidation against the complainant’s brothers-in-law and mother-in-law.


Junk dealer arrested, 16 manhole covers recovered
Chandigarh, May 7
The local police today arrested a 20-year-old junk dealer and recovered 16 stolen manhole covers from his possession.

6 held for clash
Chandigarh, May 7
Distributors of pamphlets of two different coaching centres clashed outside DAV College, Sector 10 this afternoon, here.


Antique store opens
Panchkula, May 7
So you are a freak for antique furniture and memorabilia. And whenever you have a shopping binge, you have no option but to rush off to Delhi. Well, your search for antiques ends at Uma Gift Mart in Sector 9 here.

Anitques on display at a shop that opened in Panchkula on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Anitques on display at a shop that opened in Panchkula on Saturday.


Mother’s Day: A child offers a rose to his mother in city. Mother’s Day celebrated in schools
Chandigarh, May 7
City schools, celebrated today, Mother’s Day and children made speeches to express gratitude to mothers. At Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, mothers were welcomed with flowers and cards prepared by children.

Mother’s Day: A child offers a rose to his mother in city. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

Mock CAT for MBA aspirants held
Chandigarh, May 7
The Chandigarh Chapter of Bulls Eye, conducted Mock CAT-2005 at the DAV College, Sector 10, here today. The test was conducted in four more cities of Patiala, Bathinda, Shimla and Amritsar. Over 2000 MBA aspirants appeared for the test.


Forum imposes Rs 25,000 penalty on UT Admn
Chandigarh, May 7
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on the Chandigarh Administration for failure to provide basic amenities.


Healing wounds of Punjab’s dark times
Chandigarh, May 7
When the mood is one of reconciliation on the note of forgiving, forgetting and making new beginnings all round, a young filmmaker has shown vision and concern by making a documentary on the post-militancy process of rehabilitation in Punjab.

Film Review
‘Maina Aisa hi Hoon’ seeps into heart slowly
The boundaries defining a normal human being and a mentally undeveloped being tend to disappear in “Main Aisa hi Hoon”. With a soulful story at its rallying points, the flick could have attained the heights. But undermining it are overstated father-daughter gestures, relying heavily on tuneful songs.


Urvashi reviews hospital’s performance
Panchkula, May 7
The Financial Commissioner, Health, Ms Urvashi Gulati, today visited General Hospital here and took a round of the OPD and other departments.


Table soccer meet begins
Chandigarh, May 7
The North Zone Table Soccer Championship began here today at Delhi Public School, Himshikha, Pinjore. More than 300 participants drawn from various parts of the North are taking part. Earlier, Mr Samson Masih Principal of the host school, declared the two day meet open.

Swimmers to represent city
Chandigarh, May 7
Good news for city swimmers. The Swimming Federation of India has decided to allow them to take part in various competitions from Chandigarh.

Sepak Takraw meet begins
Chandigarh, May 7
The 4th Chandigarh Senior State Sepak Takraw Championship for Samuel John and Mrs Samuel John Trophy started at Mount Carmel School, Sector47, here today.

Car rally: Punjab team  flagged off
Chandigarh, May 7
Mr Krishna Mohan, Home Secretary, Chandigarh, flagged off the Punjab team at the “Airtel One-India Challenge” car rally here today. The rally was open to everyone with a prize money of Rs 1 crore.


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