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Property sellers in troubled ‘waters’
No-due certificate for water bills made mandatory
Chandigarh, June 10
A resident of the city is required to have a no-due certificate with regard to water bills before selling his property. The proposal to make it mandatory was cleared by the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation here today.

Railways to put its 1,400 passengers on road today
Chandigarh, June 10
The Railways estimates that it will have to ferry about 1400 passengers by road when they close the Kalka — Chandigarh — Ambala railway section for about 11 hours tomorrow.


Kaura, sister remanded in police custody
Chandigarh, June 10
A city court today remanded Dr Deepak Kaura and his sister Deepali Kohli, who were arrested by the police yesterday for their alleged role in the death of Dr Babita Kaura, a PGI doctor and wife of Dr Deepak Kaura, to police custody till June 14. Meanwhile, the police today decided to examine the mobile phone records of the close relatives of Dr Babita to get to the bottom of the case. The calls made by her relatives before and after her death on January 19 this year would be screened, the DSP (Crime), Mr Om Parkash, said.

Dr Deepak Kaura and his sister Deepali Kohli, main accused in the Dr Babita Kaura case, being produced in a district court in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Dr Deepak Kaura and his sister Deepali Kohli, main accused in the Dr Babita Kaura case, being produced in a district court in Chandigarh

Hawara case: raids in Mohali, Ropar; 5 rounded up
Mohali/Chandigarh, June 10
Following up leads on associates of dreaded terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara, police teams raided various places in Mohali and Ropar and rounded up at least five persons. In a separate development, the Phase IV residence of Gursharan Singh, a Junior Engineer in the Irrigation Department, was also raided.

Lending visual voice to valley’s pain
Chandigarh, June 10
Years of violence have altered the image of the Kashmir Valley: from an ethereal, tranquil space to a zone of war, languishing for peace. But even in this image Kashmir has managed to make its mark, showing the world the graceful way of handling terror. It has wept over its fading glory and screamed over its human loss but has, finally, brought home the vitality it was once known for.
Some of the frames that feature in “Jammu and Kashmir: A Passage in Time”, an exhibition organised by the Union Ministry of Information at State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh
Some of the frames that feature in “Jammu and Kashmir: A Passage in Time”, an exhibition organised by the Union Ministry of Information at State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma


It’s more relaxed for boys in hotels
Chandigarh, June 10
Boys lodged in college hostels in the city can have a whale of a time. Unlike girls whose outings are limited, dictated by the warden's will, boys can roam outside and enjoy the new-found freedom. Boys, in comparison to girls, are 'free birds'. Boys hostels in general do not have many restrictions to which they have to adhere to.

Student bodies counselling admission-seekers
Chandigarh, June 10
With admission rush beginning to pour in on the Panjab University campus, student organisations are making the most by catering to their potential vote banks.

Tents put up by various student organisations outside the Administration Block, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Tents put up by various student organisations outside the Administration Block, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Dept of Correspondence to introduce internal assessment
Chandigarh, June 10
One of the largest department on the campus is in for the changes this academic session. The Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, has now decided to introduce internal assessment for the undergraduate students for 2005-06. The faculty feels that the new move will now make students work more seriously.

Dept of South Indian languages goes defunct
Chandigarh, June 10
A rusted lock greets one to the room where the board even today boldly says “South Indian Languages (Tamil)”. Located in the Old Correspondence Block and covered with layers of dust that have not been wiped of the walls and windows for years together, the unkempt location pronounces the tale of the “no student, no teacher” for the four South Indian languages that were once taught on the campus.

College Call
Govt College, Sector 42, gets B+ grade from NAAC
Chandigarh, June 10
Government College for Girls, Sector 42, with its latest offering — B.Sc (Computer Science) — is now set to be at the centre- stage in the field of girls education. The college's aptitude for providing quality education has received a boost following its accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council which accorded it B + grade.

Sahitya Akademi to tap talent
Chandigarh, June 10
Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi has decided to make the city a hub of literary activities and create a literary ambience here. Dr Naresh, chairperson of the akademi, said that UT Administration had given full autonomy to the akademi to conduct literary activities so as to encourage the young writers and lend recognition to venerable scholars and veterans.


Fire in house: goods worth Rs 3 lakh destroyed
Mohali, June 10
Household items worth over Rs 3 lakh were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a house in Phase VI here last night. The bedroom, from where the fire probably started due to a short circuit, was completely damaged.

Col Joginder Singh (retd) shows the damage caused by fire that broke out in his house in Phase VI, Mohali, on Thursday night.
— A Tribune photograph

Col Joginder Singh (retd) shows the damage caused by fire that broke out in his house in Phase VI, Mohali

Panchkula MC chief poll today
Panchkula, June 10
Amid controversy and factionalism within the Congress, elections to the post of president and vice-president of the Municipal Council will be held here tomorrow. The Civil Judge, Senior Division, Mr Gulab Singh, turned down the plea of the five Congress councillors seeking a stay on the elections.

BJP lashes out at UPA govt
Chandigarh, June 10
The local unit of the BJP today held a demonstration against the “anti-people” policies of the UPA government at the Centre and the Congress-dominated Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

Rodrigues exhorts banks to reach out to the poor
Chandigarh, June 10
The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), has emphasised the need for a proactive role of banks in building sustainable financial services systems to reach out to the poor and to bring about social transformation in society.


CITCO hotel to have 44 more rooms
Chandigarh, June 10
As many as 44 new rooms will be added to the existing facilities at Hotel Parkview. A decision to this regard was taken at a meeting of the board of directors of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation here yesterday, sources said.

Toor aiming to become the fastest pizza maker
Whether you are 6, 16, 60 or anywhere in between, the temptation of hot and aromatic pizzas that melt in the mouth is too good to resist. But imagine getting these at the speed of three pizzas in under two minutes.


Rs 14 cr to improve quality of education
Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh Administration has earmarked a sum of Rs 14 crore for the current financial year as against Rs 11 crore of the last financial year to bring substantial improvement in the quality of education and for radical reconstruction of this system, under the plan scheme of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.

Art workshop concludes
Chandigarh, June 10
The first art and craft workshop organized at Bal Bhavan under the aegis of Indian Council for Child Welfare concluded on Wednesday. About 36 children attended the workshop which was sponsored by an outside firm.


Weekend getaway — Morni
A cool refuge from weary city life
The quaint beauty of Morni, nestled in the lower Shivaliks, is a sharp contrast to the warm and dusty plains. The only hill station in Haryana, Morni is a perfect getaway for the city weary souls. Morni is actually the name of a ‘bhoj’ — a cluster of small villages — located amidst lush green and serene environs of the lower Shivaliks.

A picturesque view of Tikkar Taal. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

A picturesque view of Tikkar Taal

‘Sarpanchni’ staged at Pracheen Kala Kendra
On the eve of the 100th monthly musical baithak programme, of the Pracheen Kala Kendra on Friday, octogenarian Gursharan Singh brought into focus the abject condition of the woman in male-dominated society.

A scene from play “Sarpanchni” being staged at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

A scene from play “Sarpanchni” being staged at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, Chandigarh

Olympian for restoring lost glory of hockey
Chandigarh, June 10
Even as the Indian Hockey Federation is fighting to bring hockey back to its old glory, timer Tarlochan Singh Bawa a veteran gold medallist hockey Olympian, is happy to have played for the country and says “ times have changed “ and suggests ways to restore its lost glory.

Sunil hopes to secure berth in qualifying round
Chandigarh, June 10
Sunil Kumar of Chandigarh, who is also a former Davis cup player, is hoping to get a berth in the qualifying rounds of the coveted Wimbledon Tennis Championship beginning on June 20. Sunil left yesterday for England to take part in various Challenger tennis tournaments in Nottingham and Manchester later this month.

Chandigarh shine in ball badminton
Chandigarh, June 10
The hosts Chandigarh shined today in the league matches of the 25th Sub-Junior National Ball Badminton Championship, being organised by the Ball Badminton Association under the patronage of Ball Badminton Federation of India, at the Shivalik Public School ground in Sector 41 here.

Pawan Kapoor to lead tennis team to Pak
Chandigarh, June 10
Chandigarh-based Pawan Kapoor, a renowned tennis player, will lead the Indian Friendship Tennis team that will play Indo-Pak Friendship Series in Lahore from June 12 to June 16. Pawan, an employee of CITCO, has represented the country for many years.

Movin Jain selected for Math Olympiad
Chandigarh, June 10
Movin Jain, a student of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, has been selected in the Indian team for the International Mathematics Olympiad to be held in Merida, Mexico from July 8 to 19.

Karnataka beat Punjab
Chandigarh, June 10
Karnataka boys defeated Punjab in a pool B league match by a margin of 29-5, 29-1 in the Silver Jubilee Subjunior National Ball-badminton Championships at Shivalik Public School ground in Sector 41 here yesterday.

Paras topples Tanuj
Chandigarh, June 10
Local lad Paras Thakur toppled Tanuj Keshwani of Delhi 6-2, 6-1 in the boys (u-18) section final of AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at St Peter’s School, Sector 37, here yesterday.

Rao’s federation ‘affiliated’ to IOA
Chandigarh, June 10
The general secretary of the Ball Badminton Federation of India, Prof Suresh Bongade, said today that the federation headed by Dr S. Ranga Rao was real one and was affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association.

National dodgeball tourney from July 9
Chandigarh, June 10
The First Senior National Dodgeball League Championship will be organised at Chandigarh from July 9 to 11. Disclosing this, Mr PS Brar, Secretary of the federation, nearly 14 states are expected to take part in this three-day meet which is going to be held as per the rules and regulations of the International Dodgeball Federation.

4 selected for sub-junior swimming championship
Chandigarh, June 10
Four swimmers Parminder Singh, Amandeep Singh, Chahat Arora and Anmol Kaur have been selected in the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Swimming team that will take part in the National Sub-Junior Swimming Championship to be held at Thiruvananthapuram from June 15. The team will leave on June 12.


Admn directive on ID cards for disabled
Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh Administration has issued instructions to head of various departments/ boards/ corporations to treat identity cards/medical certificates issued by either of three medical boards in the city as valid proof of disability for giving any benefit to disabled persons under various schemes of the government.

More power for Excise Commissioner
Chandigarh, June 10
The Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner has been empowered to call for record of any proceedings of the Taxation Wing, pending for disposal by any authority, to check the legality or propriety of such proceedings.

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