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Three held for mobile phone theft
Chandigarh, July 21
For over one hour the police played hide and seek with The Tribune photographer last night. It all started when the information about a police team raiding the residence of a suspected mobile phone thief in Indira Colony reached The Tribune office.

The sequence of events captured by The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik during a police raid in Chandigarh on Wednesday.


Bus-train collision averted
Action against negligent gatemen at level crossing initiated
Chandigarh/Dera Bassi, July 21
At least 20 schoolchildren of Sukhmani International Public School, Dera Bassi, had a miraculous escape when the Ambala-Chandigarh Shuttle Express (1 UC) missed the bus by a fraction of a second at the manned level crossing on the Dera Bassi-Issanpur road near Dera Bassi here this morning.

Jail official helped me in 1998, says Hawara
Chandigarh, July 21
More than a fortnight after being brought to Chandigarh in connection with the jailbreak case, Babbar Khalsa International’s alleged chief Jagtar Singh Hawara today reportedly told the local police that a jail official had helped him from being detected with explosives way back in 1998.

Wrong credit, not plagiarism, says architect
Chandigarh, July 21
Less than a day after The Tribune carried a news-item about a Panchkula-based architect being accused of plagiarism by a city-based professor, the architect has claimed that “it is a crystal clear case of inadvertent mistake of giving the credit of her work to Mr Jeet Malhotra, instead of her”.

M. Balachandran, Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of India
M. Balachandran, Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of India

Passing Thru
What brings you to Chandigarh?

I am in the city for the announcement of two new banking products — diamond saving deposits and diamond current deposits — for high-end customers. Under the diamond saving deposits, the customer will be required to maintain an average balance of Rs 1 lakh. The average balance of Rs 2 lakh would have to be maintained during a quarter under the second scheme.
What would be benefits of these schemes?
Customers would be eligible for various free value-added services, including personalised cheque books, free home delivery of DDs, free international debit-cum-ATM card and fee waiver on demat account charges under the schemes.


Stray dog stalks Sec 22-D residents
Bites 10 persons in a week
Chandigarh, July 21
In less than a week, around 10 dog bite cases have been reported from the Sector 22 green belt located behind the Shastri Market. The latest case involves a 12-year-old Kanika Gosain who had to undergo a series of medications following a dog bite today.

Objection to councillors’ trip
Chandigarh, July 20
The forthcoming study tour of councillors of Municipal Corporation to Mumbai and Goa came in for criticism, here today. In a signed representation to the Mayor, Ms Anu Chatrath, seven councillors demanded to know whether this trip was in continuation with last year’s study tour.

Motor cycle expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, July 21
“Sagar se akaash tak”, a Kargil Vijay Divas motorcycle expedition, was flagged off this morning by Air Commodore T.K.Venugopal, Air Officer Commanding, Chandigarh Air Force Station. The 4000 km expedition was flagged off from Delhi on July 15.

Dullo pays respects to mentor
Chandigarh, July 21
The newly appointed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, did not forget his mentor, former Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh, in his hour of glory.

Guru Poornima Divas celebrated
Panchkula, July 21
Hundreds of devotees of Sant Asaram Bapu participated in a ‘prabhat pheri’ organised by Sri Yog Vedant Seva Samiti on the occasion of Guru Poornima Divas today.

Devotees of Sant Asa Ram Bapu hold a ‘prabhat pheri’ in Sector 10, Panchkula, on the occasion of Guru Poornima Divas on Thursday.

Mechanised garbage collection system
Mohali, July 21
In a first of its kind move in Punjab, the Mohali Municipal Council would introduce a fully mechanised system of garbage collection and disposal in the township.

Unauthorised load regularised
Panchkula, July 21
A maximum unauthorised load of 7847 kw of domestic and 1742 kw of non-domestic consumers of the operation circle, Ambala comprising Ambala and Panchkula districts had been regularised.

Miraculous escape for 2 youths
Zirakpur, July 21
Two Karnal-based youths had a miraculous escape when their WagonR car plunged into the Ghaggar in Bhankharpur village, near here, this morning.

Colony residents threaten to block traffic
Zirakpur, July 21
Residents of New Generation Apartments, a residential colony located along the Zirakpur-Panchkula road, has threatened to block the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway to press their demands.

Rajwinder Lucky is Punjab Youth Cong gen secy
Chandigarh, July 21
The president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) and former president of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), Rajwinder Singh Lucky, was appointed as general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress by its president Raminder Awla.

Rajwinder Singh Lucky with PU students after being declared general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress Committee at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Rajwinder Singh Lucky with PU students after being declared general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress Committee at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Is ZP chief’s post reserved?
Chandigarh, July 21
Confusion prevails among officers of the Chandigarh Administration over reservation for the post of Chairman of the Zila Parishad. The Administration has so far not notified the status of the post of the Chairman.

Safai karamcharis told of their rights
Mohali, July 21
Former member of Parliament and Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Government of India, Mrs Santosh Chowdhary, today met safai karamcharis at the Municipal Council, here.

At last, a drain to end their woes
Panchkula, July 21
There is some solace for residents of Sector 15 here. After years of complaining about water-logging on roads, the Haryana Urban Development Authority has finally decided to act.

Readers write
Open space a nuisance

Open space adjoining the houses of HL-547, 617, 560, 632, HM 317 to 328, HIG 680 to 685, 673-674 has not been cleared since long in Phase 9, Mohali. This area is full of debris, congress grass, thorny bushes, and other dangerous plants. it is the breeding place for snakes, mongoose and lizards. Snakes and mongoose enter the houses which has made it difficult for residents to move out without fear.


Business rivalry leaves dealer with head injuries
Chandigarh, July 21
A business rivalry took an ugly turn when a dealer of a multinational company assaulted another dealer causing him severe head injuries.

Woman held for stealing gold chains
Chandigarh, July 21
The police arrested a woman for allegedly stealing three gold chains from a jewellery shop in Mani Majra, however her co-accused managed to escape. In a separate incident, a man was caught redhanded while allegedly stealing a mobile phone and some cash.


Traders, music industry lock horns
Chandigarh, July 21
The Traders Association, Sector 17, and Phonographic Performance Limited(PPL), the apex licensing arm of the Indian music industry, have locked horns over the playing of popular music in commercial establishments.


PU schedule for interviews
Chandigarh, July 21
Panjab University today released the schedule for interviews of candidates for the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and the Geology Department.

Development programme concludes
Mohali, July 21
An entrepreneurship development programme organised at the Indo-Global College of Engineering for the 3rd semester B.Tech students ended today. This was part of the institutional workshop training being conducted for students.

Commissioner, KVS, visits school
Chandigarh, July 21
Mr Rang Lal Jamnda, Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan yesterday visited K.V. AFS High Grounds here. He was escorted by Mr D.S. Saini, Assistant Commissioner, Chandigarh Region.

Hamara School
Where focus is on value education

St. Mary’s School, Sector 46B, Chandigarh, was founded on 15 August 1989, by Dr Poulose Mar Gregorios, a great scholar and famous educationist, with the aim of imparting quality education at affordable cost. The school is appropriately named after St. Mary, The mother of Lord Jesus, the symbol of love and compassion.

Team work must, Mizo Governor tells students
Chandigarh, July 21
“There is need for maintaining a faster pace, in tune with the physical surroundings, for the management and students of University Business School to tap the potential of its alumni.”

Mr A.R. Kohli, Governor of Mizoram, delivers a lecture on “Challenges for universities in the 21st century” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr A.R. Kohli, Governor of Mizoram, delivers a lecture on “Challenges for universities in the 21st century” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

New Release
‘Viruddh’, a fight against corrupt system

With the release “Black”, “Bunty aur Bubli”, “Sarkar”, Amitabh Bachchan will be the Bollywood’s busiest star over the next few months. After successful ‘Sarkar’, Big B is ready to take his audience by surprise in ABCL and Satyajeet Movies Pvt Ltd’s ”Viruddh”! Bachchan has every chance to showcase his histrionics in this film. It has been shot in the English version titled as “Versus”. The director of “Vaastav”, Mahesh Manujrekar, promises something different this time. “Viruddh” stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, John Abraham, Anushka Dandekar and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. It will be released on Friday at Piccadily, Chandigarh, and Fun Reupblic, Mani Majra. The expectation are high but the star cast has the talent to surpass the expectations.

Artistes stage play ‘Va-Varolle’ at Tagore Theatre on Thursday.
Artistes stage play ‘Va-Varolle’ at Tagore Theatre on Thursday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Rodrigues wants Tagore Theatre upgraded
Chandigarh, July 21
With a view to upgrading and modernising infrastructural facilities in the Tagore Theatre, Gen (retd) S.F. Rodrigues, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, asked senior officers of the Chandigarh Administration to plan innovative modifications in the hall, including the stage, seats, lighting and sound system to meet the changing needs of the performing arts.

Musical evening tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 21
The Indian National Theatre is celebrating the onset of ‘sawan’ with a classical musical evening to be held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on July 23 at 6.30 pm. The evening would see performances by Vinita Gupta, a vocalist of Rampur Sadarang tradition. Tabla exponent Gautam Dhar will accompany the vocalist. Sitarist Harvinder Sharma will lit up the second part of the concert.


Sultana MunawwarPak poetess hopeful of Indo-Pak peace
Unfettered and empowered, poetess Sultana Munawwar uses the power of verse to paint vivid pictures of her land, - Pakistan. In these pictures, Pakistan looks brighter, radiant than ever. Ask the poetess if there are streaks of truth in her verbal imagery and she manages a reply, “Truth is subjective. My truth is different from yours. That’s why you can’t see what I can. But I am sure someday you too will share my vision.”
Sultana Munawwar

Inspired makeover for city denizens
Do you wish to reinvent yourself? Be a special artist, impress the family with your creative ability or better still, preen and colour up and feel the difference! The city’s women entrepreneurs are introducing savvy makeover formulas for the savoir-faire amongst us! Complete changeovers from the face to nails personify the enlivening spirit of the women of this city.

Local musician to perform in Iran
SUBHASH Chander Ghosh, city-based exponent of Indian classical music will present a series of musical soirees on his self-designed musical instrument — ‘Sarasvani’ — in Iran.



Need for improving penalty corner conversion: Rajinder

Chandigarh, July 21
“As all teams participating in the coming Mini World Cup at Amsteelven (Netherlands) will be equally good, we can’t afford to take any team lightly”, stated Rajinder Singh (Junior), chief coach of the Indian hockey team here today.

Chief coach of the Indian hockey team Rajinder Singh (Jr.) (extreme right) gives tips to players during a national camp held at the Sector-42 Stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Chief coach of the Indian hockey team Rajinder Singh (Jr.) (extreme right) gives tips to players during a national camp held at the Sector-42 Stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Transfers put brakes on sports activities
Chandigarh, July 21
Large-scale transfer of coaches posted with the Sports Authority of India has virtually halted daily sports activities in the city and elsewhere. The victims are coaches who have produced results over the past many years and helped the city earn a name in sports.

Local hockey players making waves in big events
Chandigarh, July 21
Stars are only beginning to shine on local hockey players - Rajpal Singh, Inderjit Chadha , Jaswinder Singh and Gurtejpreet Singh - who have graduated to the big league of tournaments.

Local hockey probables—Inderjeet Chadha, Gurtejpreet Singh and Jaswinder — discuss a point at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Local hockey probables—Inderjeet Chadha, Gurtejpreet Singh and Jaswinder — discuss a point at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium on Thursday.


Information on website by August 10
Chandigarh, July 21
In order to implement the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Chandigarh Administration has directed Heads of all departments to make arrangements for providing accessibility to information to the general public by August 10, 2005.


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