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Hawara’s police remand extended
Punjab police fails to get transit remand
Chandigarh, July 28
The Chandigarh police is apparently in no mood to let Babbar Khalsa International chief Jagtar Singh Hawara go. The alleged militant was booked by the local police in yet another case today.

Babbar Khalsa International chief Jagtar Singh Hawara before being produced in a Chandigarh court on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Babbar Khalsa International chief Jagtar Singh Hawara before being produced in a Chandigarh court on Thursday

No IT presence in UT villages
Chandigarh, July 28
All 18 villages in the Union Territory are alien to the information technology revolution which is transforming the look of the city. The city boasts of sampark kendras which have centralised and facilitated services regarding routine needs like paying service bills and depositing various forms. Bigwigs of computer networks visited the city recently in connection with the IT conference and efforts have been made to enhance computer education in schools and colleges.

A mynah holds a class, perhaps planning for the future, in view of the unpredictable weather, at the Defence Services Officers Institute in Sector 36
IN SESSION: A mynah holds a class, perhaps planning for the future, in view of the unpredictable weather, at the Defence Services Officers Institute in Sector 36 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pankaj Sharma

‘It’s hell at Bombay High’
Mohali, July 28
For city residents, TV scenes of the ONGC oil platform going up in flames at Bombay High might remind them of Hollywood flicks but there are some others too, who are watching the entire incident unfold with horror writ large on their faces. City-based merchant navy officers who have worked on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and diving support vessels (DSVs) at Bombay High are thanking their stars that they are not among those trapped in the flames and stormy seas.

Rail link between city, Mumbai restored
Chandigarh, July 28
A day after heavy rains virtually cut off Mumbai from the rest of the country, the rail link between the metro and the city was restored today with the Chandigarh-Bandra Paschim Link Express leaving right on time. However, Indian Airline flights neither took off nor landed at the local airport.

Crows injure monkey
Chandigarh, July 28
A bleeding “wild guest” visited the house of Mr Jagmohan Lal in Sector 20-B this evening. Chased by crows, the baby simian entered the house from a door about 5.15 pm. Noticing it in the lobby, family members were scared. Shivering with pain, the animal jumped over a stool and perched atop a guava tree. The crows again started hovering over the tree. They started pecking it again.
Within no time, the number of crows multiplied and they ripped apart its skin on the left arm and the forehead. Hearing the shrieks of the animal, Mr Rajesh Kumar Sharma, younger son of Mr Jagmohan Lal, along with his colleague Rajan Khetarpal, came outside and shooed away the crows.
An injured simian that took shelter atop a guava tree. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
An injured simian that took shelter atop a guava tree

Passing Thru


Tribune Impact
Don’t accept resignations of scamsters, Nabard told

Chandigarh, July 28
The office of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) has tightened the noose round the neck of the accused allegedly involved in the Nabard Employees’ Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society scam.

News Analysis
Governor’s remarks on quota run counter to judgment

Chandigarh, July 28
The remarks of UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) on 15 per cent quota for the poor students in the private schools seem to have stirred a hornest’s nest. In fact the remarks of General Rodrigues at a meeting of the educationists here yesterday seem to be running counter to a February 14 judgment of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bansal’s posers on illegal land inquiry
Chandigarh, July 28
Did the Chandigarh Administration initiate an inquiry to expose “land grabber in the city” and was this inquiry initiated by the previous Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, hushed up by the Administration? The answer seems to be yes if the question raised by MP Pawan Bansal raised in Parliament two days ago is any indication.

Members of the coordination committee of the government and MC employees and workers of UT burn an effigy of the Haryana Chief Minister
Members of the coordination committee of the government and MC employees and workers of UT burn an effigy of the Haryana Chief Minister in protest against the lathi charge on Honda factory workers, Gurgaon, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

New stamp papers for city
Chandigarh, July 28
It will not be easy now to reproduce non-judicial stamp papers. After unearthing of the multi-crore Telgi fake stamp scam, the Indian Security Press at Nasik has format and security features on stamp papers to be sold in the city. The new stamp papers will have the name of the city in English and Hindi, a serial number and a security water mark. The size and colour of the stamp paper has also changed. An officer in the District Treasury Officer (DTO) said it would take another few months before the stamp paper meant for the city would be available with licensed stamp vendors.

Prime prosecution witness deposes in Tehelka case
Chandigarh, July 28
Prime prosecution witness in the general court martial trying Brig Iqbal Singh in the Tehelka case, Mr Mathews Samuel, today stated before the court that the accused had demanded Rs 1 lakh from him for cultivating the then Master General of Ordnance (MGO), Lieut-Gen J. S. Dhillon.

Sukhi wants to join Territorial Army
Chandigarh, July 28
Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi, who hit headlines over her attempt to scale Mount Everest last month, is seeking entry into the Territorial Army as a special case. Since she has crossed the age limit for getting a commission in the regular Army, she is approaching Army Headquarters, with a request that she be considered for the Territorial Army (TA) as a special case.

Energy audit at Panchkula bhavans
Chandigarh, July 28
The Haryana Government has identified 10 big government offices at Panchkula for carrying out an energy audit. The offices are Shakti Bhawan, Sinchai Bhawan, Mandi Bhawan, Krishi Bhawan, Jan Swasthya Building, Hafed office, HUDA complex, Pashu Dhan Bhawan, Awas Bhawan and Pollution Control Board.

HUDA to invite tenders for café at Vatika
Panchkula, July 28
HUDA proposes to invite tenders after it failed to lease out its cafeteria in Vatika garden, Sector 5, for the third time this year. For the past eight months, the cafeteria has been lying closed, thus putting off evening visitors from this exquisitely landscaped green space in the heart of the city.

Consumers declare power load
Panchkula, July 28
The maximum load of domestic and non-domestic categories has been declared by consumers of Ambala and Panchkula districts, in the voluntary disclosure of loads scheme started by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).

Sending out literary vibes
Chandigarh, July 28
Whenever it seems that the case of the written word and more so in the array of literature is lost, there comes a brave new attempt to build up the case all over again. And this time the defence is actually being built word by word by a man of law. Anil K. Sharma, a legal practitioner who has turned to literature with gusto, has brought out a literary magazine in English aimed at celebrating regional literary talent. Called ‘Contemporary Vibes’, the literary quarterly is designed to feature one senior writer from Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi or English. The inaugural issue has exhaustive interview with well-known writer Kashmiri Lal Zakir and samples of his writings in translation.

Anil K. Sharma
Anil K. Sharma

Cleanliness drive from August 1
Mohali, July 28
The Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, has appealed to all sections of the society and various government departments to actively particiate in the cleanliness and awareness week starting August 1.

Status quo on eviction
Panchkula, July 28
A local court today instructed HUDA to maintain status quo on the eviction of encroachments on HUDA land at Kharag Mangoli village. The directions by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Gulab Singh, came after HUDA had issued notices of eviction to 166 residents of the village on July 23.

Falling prey to laptop culture
Chandigarh, July 28
Can you live without accessing your hotmail? Or perhaps, better still, your cell phone? Now that would seem difficult in today’s day and age and following in the haloed footsteps on the now ubiquitous handset is the technologically coveted laptop! Just as desktops were your ‘windows’ to the world, laptops are the leap forward, the ‘tiger’ unleashed in the tech savvy jungles of today!

Understanding the past
‘Normally literature is not read with religious zeal while most of journalistic writing is not readable at all,” observes the octogenarian journalist -litterateur, Satya Pal Gupta former chairman of the Haryana Sahitya Akademi.


Two cars stolen
Chandigarh, July 28
Two cars were reportedly stolen and saries worth Rs 55, 000 were stolen from a shop in the city. Besides this the local police arrested one person for indulging in gambling and another for carrying four bottles of liquor illegally.

Clerk caught accepting bribe


Chaos at PU during B.Ed counseling
Chandigarh, July 28
Chaos and confusion continued for the second day of the admission at the Gymnasium Hall, Panjab University, where hundreds of students from all over Punjab arrived for the first round of counselling for admission to B.Ed colleges of the state, here today.

DUI takes charge of Dept of Evening Studies
Chandigarh, July 28
A Division Bench of Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar and Ms Justice Nirmal Yadav of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the Dean University Instruction (DUI) will look after the day-to-day affairs of the Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, till the next date of hearing.

Orientation programme for freshers at PEC
Chandigarh, July 28
An orientation programme was organised for the freshers at Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, today. The Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Mr Chander Mohan, stressed on the importance of working hard and sleeping less. The Director, Mr Vijay Gupta, outlined the agenda for the entire year.

Students present a cultural programme during an orientation programme organised in Punjab Engineering College, Sector-12, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph.
Students present a cultural programme during an orientation programme organised in Punjab Engineering College, Sector-12, Chandigarh, on Thursday

Campus Diary
PU professor to be honoured

Chandigarh, July 28
The India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, has selected Prof Aruna Goel, Professor of Sanskrit, Panjab University, and a member of the UGC, for the Vijay Shree Award along with Certificate of Excellence for her meritorious services and achievements.


Tarun Sadana’s remand extended
Chandigarh, July 28
The police remand of Tarun Sadana, working as Vice-President (Marketing) with Inscol, was extended till Friday by UT Chief Judicial Magistrate Neerja Kulwant Kalson.


Adorning walls with murals
HE translucent effect is understated and the muted backdrop with shimmering metallic overtones, delights. Striking flower patterns adorn the fibre-cast mural, distinct in its richness, that adorns a niche at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh. For its creator, Charanjeet Kaur “enlivening ambiences and uplifting the serenity of a place” through motifs and designs is where her innovative strokes lie.

Charanjeet with her latest creation.
Charanjeet with her latest creation

Shamsher makes it to ‘1971’
Chandigarh, July 28
Shamsher Kaul is awaiting his date with stars. After grabbing a plum role in Amrit Sagar’s period film “1971”, there is little else he can do. A product of the Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, Kaul has been working for long to make his presence felt in Bollywood.

New Releases
Love in times of turbulence

ahara One Motion Pictures Creation and Redice Films Production’s much-awaited film “Yahaan” will be released at Fun Republic, Mani Majra, today. The film was screened at the 7th Osian Cinefan Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on July 21 where it impressed the audience.  After creating a buzz at the film festival “Yahaan” will now be officially released all over India today.
Minissha Lamba in ‘Yahaan’.
Minissha Lamba in ‘Yahaan’

Rafi finals on July 31
Chandigarh, July 28
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society is holding the final round of the singing contest for Best Singer Award-2005 in junior and senior categories (male and female) on July 31 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh at 4.30 p.m.


UNAIDS, NACO for accurate assessment of AIDS mortality in India
Chandigarh, July 28
Faced with the need to make accurate assessment regarding AIDS mortality in India, UNAIDS and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) have decided to go all out to produce complete and reliable statistics in this regard.


Chess championships begin
Chandigarh, July 28
The 16th Chandigarh Chess Championships began at Jawahar Navodya Vidylaya, Sector 25, here today. As many as 67 participants are competing for the top honours. At the end of the day, 16 players were leading. A team of four players will be selected to represent Chandigarh in the forthcoming National B Chess championships to be held in Delhi from August 3 to 13.

Work on badminton courts at PU hits roadblock
Chandigarh, July 28
With the transfer of the only badminton coach of Panjab University the repair and construction work of the badminton courts in the Gymnasium Hall of the university has hit a roadblock. The hall located at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Complex is under repair where two badminton courts are proposed to be built.

The dismantled wooden floor of the Gymnasium Hall in Panjab University. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
The dismantled wooden floor of the Gymnasium Hall in Panjab University

Injuries, allegations mar inter-school football match
Chandigarh, July 28
Foul tackling, injuries, blames of over age and walk out were the main highlights of a football match in the inter-School tournament for the Pre-Subroto Mukherjee Cup.

Gaurav Jeet Singh of St. John's School, who was injured during a football match in Sector 37 on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari
Gaurav Jeet Singh of St. John's School, who was injured during a football match


DC suspends patwari for demanding bribe
Dera Bassi, May 28
The Deputy Commissioner of Patiala has placed Mr Rulda Singh, a Patwari of Bijanpur and Bhukari villages, under suspension for allegedly demanding bribe from villagers. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh, after hearing villagers’ complaint at a “Lok Suvidha Camp” organised at Samgoli village near, suspended him with immediate effect.


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