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Pregnant woman falls into manhole, feared dead
Chandigarh, August 16
A seven-month pregnant woman constable of the Chandigarh Police was feared drowned in an uncovered manhole of a sewerage line in Sector 30 adjoining the CSIO along the Dakshin Marg here tonight.
Gurnam Singh, husband of Jaswinder Kaur, who was feared drowned in a manhole in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Tuesday night, being consoled by a friend. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari
Gurnam Singh, husband of Jaswinder Kaur, who was feared drowned in a manhole in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Tuesday night, being consoled by a friend

Auction of school sites today
Mohali, August 16
All is set for the first-ever auctioning of school sites in Punjab. The first lot of these sites would be put up for sale tomorrow in Mohali by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.


New bodies spice up PU poll scene
Chandigarh, August 16
For the coming students' body poll, Panjab University Students Union and Students Organisation of Panjab University, the two main contenders, are set to lock horns again. Some new bodies like the Students Federation of India and the Indian National Council Organisation are making a foray into the election spray, spicing up the scene.

Rain plays havoc with city systems
Chandigarh, August 16
Intermittent rain in the city and its neighbourhood since Monday evening has thrown life out of gear, rubbishing the claims of the Chandigarh Administration that it is fully prepared to deal with the onslaught of monsoon.

Hundreds of commuters stranded in Sector 20 following downpour in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Hundreds of commuters stranded in Sector 20 following downpour in Chandigarh

Rain exposes chinks in drainage system
Panchkula, August 16
The intermittent rain in the morning threw normal life out of gear. Traffic jam near Housing Board Chowk, cars stranded near the water- logged roundabouts and roads filled with knee-deep water, the morning deluge also exposed the clogged stormwater drainage system in various parts of the township.

Waterlogging in parts of Panchkula was reported on Tuesday, because of road gullies clogged with garbage. — A Tribune photograph
Waterlogging in parts of Panchkula was reported on Tuesday, because of road gullies clogged with garbage

Farmers upbeat over rainfall
Chandigarh, August 16
Punjab and Haryana, both predominantly agricultural states, have recorded good rainfall during the first half of the monsoon. In fact, a major part of both states had rainfall above normal. The first half of the monsoon is already over.

Passing Thru

A touch of the seventies: Two women in fifties sipping cold coffee in a fancy coffee parlour in the city stare at a girl in a trendy khadi kurta. One smiles to the other and says, “Doesn’t it look familiar? We set these trends many years ago.” 


Coop substitute members at receiving end
Substitution policy hangs fire 
Chandigarh, August 16
Even as the Chandigarh Administration braces up to construct 20,000 dwellings units for slum dwellers at “concessional rates”, hundreds of substitute members of the cooperative housing building societies are at the receiving end of the Administration with substitution policy hanging fire for several years.

City railway station to have more UTS machines
Chandigarh, August 16
After yesterday’s informal inauguration of the new Passenger Reservation Facility at the Chandigarh Railway Station, the Northern Railway has given a go ahead for the installation of more Unreserved Ticketing System machines at the station.

Girl defies disability to emerge winner
Chandigarh, August 16
Sunita Dogra is every bit a model. Born unprivileged and severely disabled, she has imbibed the art of nurturing frustrations in a way that they yield victories one after the other.

Battalion granted extension
Chandigarh, August 16
The Delhi Government has granted an extension of three years to the 132 Infantry Battalion (Ecological) of the Territorial Army, which is undertaking a massive afforestation project on the outskirts of Delhi.

Woman sustains burn injuries
Chandigarh, August 16
A 30-year-old woman sustained serious burn injuries after her sari accidentally caught fire from a gas stove at her Vikas Nagar residence in Mani Majra, here yesterday.

Sect followers evicted
Chandigarh, August 16
Barely a week after the enforcement squad of the Chandigarh Administration razed unauthorised structures of Tibba Sahib Gurdwara in Sector 26 here, the enforcement staff had to forcibly evict followers of the sect from the site in the wee hours of this morning.


Thief arrested with 12 stolen cycles
Chandigarh, August 16
With the arrest of a 20-year-old Dera Bassi resident, the local police today claims to have recovered 12 bicycles from his possession. Police sources said a Behlana village resident, Mr Ravinder Kumar, lodged a complaint with the police on August 13 alleging that his bicycle was stolen from Sector 20.

Sachin Thapa in the custody of the police in the Sector 19 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph.
Sachin Thapa in the custody of the police in the Sector 19 police station

Cash, gold stolen from home
Mohali, August 16
Cash, gold and silver worth over Rs 2 lakh were stolen from a house in Sector 71 here. The thieves broke the lock on the front door of the house to gain entry into the building. Even the back door of the house was lying open.

Man decamps with cell phone, gold bracelet
Chandigarh, August 16
A miscreant gained entry into a house in Sector 38 on the pretext of being a loan agent and decamped with a mobile phone and a gold bracelet.

Housewife consumes poison
Zirakpur, August 16
Ms Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Harmilap Nagar Colony in Bartana village, was admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, after she consumed some poisonous substance at her residence this morning.


Tata Indicom opens store
Chandigarh, August 16
Tata Teleservices Limited, which operates under the brand name Tata Indicom, today announced further expansion in its retail network across Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh with the opening of the another new exclusive branded store at Mohali.


Free education scheme will benefit 75,000 students
Chandigarh, August 16
It’s Chandigarh Administration’s effort to encourage students from the under-privileged section of society to study. Actually, it’s about taking on “parents reluctant from economically weak sections to send children to school” and offering them incentives which they cannot dismiss and getting their wards to attend school.

5021 students pass supplementary exam
Chandigarh, August 16
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today declared the result of Class XII supplementary examination held on July 29, 2005. Out of 7,085 candidates who had appeared for the examination, 5021 had passed the examination.

KPS, Shivalik students bag prize
Mohali, August 16
Students of Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Phase VI, here celebrated Independence Day. The first batch of B.Ed. students dressed themselves in the tri-colour and participated in a function marked by patriotic songs, speeches and poems.

Students of Shiraj International School, Landran, celebrate Independence Day.
Students of Shiraj International School, Landran, celebrate Independence Day

Students protest against ATR on ’84 riots
Chandigarh, August 16
Students of the University Institute of Legal Studies today organised a rally in protest against the government’s responses to the Nanavati Commission’s report on the 1984 riots. Led by Utsav Bains, the rally was organised at Matka Chowk.

Evaluation not faulty: varsity


‘Dhoom’ around tiny wrists
Bikers on red and silver mean machines with flashing front lights are here — straight out of Bollywood blockbuster “Dhoom” — ready to ride around the tiny wrists of little guys. If you still haven’t seen the rakhi which has found its way into the hearts of so many eager sisters, just drive down to any gift, chunk jewellery or card shop in the city. You will find them parked on sparkling glass shelves dazzling under the synthetic daylight.

Exploring the world of crosswords
Jagvir Goyal has not allowed his profession to cast him into moulds. Apart from constructing the tallest chimneys of North India, he has made time for writing, especially on topics related to civil engineering - his chosen area of expertise. Two of his technical books that deliberated on issues like high-rise buildings and their construction have sold like hot cakes among professionals, though the other eight have not done so well commercially. But that has not kept Goyal, a civil engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board, from striving harder. Feeding his passion for writing and for responding to the requirements of his readers, Goyal has now added to his corpus two very interesting works.

Jagvir Goyal poses with his two books which will hit the market shortly. — A Tribune photograph
Jagvir Goyal poses with his two books which will hit the market shortly

Unhygienic conditions at Palika Bazaar
Unhygienic conditions and the absence of proper drainage are some of the problems faced by the 132 shop owners of the Palika Bazaar, Sector 19-C, which is one of the most frequented shopping complex of the city beautiful.


Govt officer given expired medicine by Sec 45 dispensary
Chandigarh, August 16
A senior officer working with Central Labour Bureau here was handed over expired medicine last week by the Health Scheme Dispensary in Sector 45. Mr Ram Krishna, Director of the Labour Bureau posted at Kendriya Sadan here, had visited the dispensary on August 11 and was prescribed an antibiotic and two other medicines.


Rural sports meet on August 25
Chandigarh, August 16
The two-day Annual Rural Sports Meet will be organised by Democratic Youth Federation of India at Guru Darona Acharya Stadium of the village on August 25 and 26.


Old houses to make way for multi-storeyed flats
Chandigarh, August 16
The Chandigarh Administration is planning to demolish more than 500 single-storeyed houses located in prime sectors of the City Beautiful to make way for four-storeyed flats.

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