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Cops just not interested in tracing mobile phone thieves
Chandigarh, June 27
Chandigarh Police is apparently not interested in solving mobile phone theft cases. Even though mobile phones are easier to trace than other stolen articles like jewellery, and despite leads provided by the victims, the cops fail to trace the culprits.

Water scarcity in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, June 27
It is proving to be a hard summer for the Badal and Dashmesh colonies in the township. For the past about one week, hundreds of residents of these colonies are facing an acute shortage of water.

Fashion Park ties up with French firm, Bollywood
Bid to make Mohali fashion capital
Chandigarh, June 27
Adding another feather to its cap, the Fashion Technology Park(FTP), Mohali, today went international following a tie-up with the Paris-based ESMOD International Fashion School and Bollywood.

 

 


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 H.S. MannFashion park Mann’s dream
Chandigarh, June 27
Fashion is not all about glitz and glamour. Sometimes ordinary people with rustic background dream of making it big in the fashion world. Mr H.S. Mann, Chairman of the Fashion Technology Park (FTP), Mohali, who along with Mr Gursharan Batra and Mr Sumesh Chawla of Greenfield Ventures Group, promoters of the project, is set to make Mohali the fashion capital of the country.                
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CHB shortlists two firms for housing project

Chandigarh, June 27
Following a period of no activity, the ambitious one and two bedroom project of the Chandigarh Housing Board has finally taken off with two companies being shortlisted for the design implementation.

Construction of two bedroom flats in Sector 49 begins with a worker starting digging at the site in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Construction of two bedroom flats in Sector 49 begins with a worker starting digging at the site in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Where gays can live with gay abandon

Chandigarh, June 28
An AIDS awareness campaign of the Family Planning Association of India has led to the formation of the region’s first self-help group of gays in village Mauli Jagran. Probably, the country’s first such alliance, several homosexual men from the village and its surrounding rehabilitation colonies have taken up jewellery designing to make themselves economically independent.

Members of the self- help group of gays designing jewellery in village Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Members of the self- help group of gays designing jewellery in village Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan. 

Non-surgical treatment for myopia available at PGI
Chandigarh, June 27
“Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”. Modern science will alter this age old saying. Orthokeratology (ortho-k), a non-surgical procedure that reshapes (flattens) the cornea of the eye using contact lenses and reduces the refractive error to achieve sharper vision without contact lenses has emerged as the easy solution for hundred of myopics today.

‘Heart line’ gives another Pak child gift of life
Chandigarh, June 27
When Junaid Ali boarded a train at Lahore for India 10 days ago, cozy in his mother’s lap, both his parents — Ajad Ali and Rehana were unsure about the future of their 11-month-old child. In a mater of days, the young Junaid, who is yet to learn to speak, is all set to return home this coming Thursday, hale and hearty. Junaid who arrived at the Fortis with a congenital defect — a hole in his heart, is all fixed up and will now be able to lead a normal and healthy life.

Junaid Ali in his father Ajad Ali’s lap is all smiles after the successful surgery to repair a hole in his heart. Padamshree Rajendra K. Saboo, a former world President of Rotary International looks on. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Junaid Ali in his father Ajad Ali’s lap is all smiles after the successful surgery to repair a hole in his heart. Padamshree Rajendra K. Saboo, a former world President of Rotary International looks on.

COMMUNITY

Narcotic bureau felicitates two
Chandigarh, June 27
The Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) today felicitated Rajneesh Sharma and Harbhajan Singh Bhatti for helping NCB sleuths in the re-arrest of an Israeli national, who escaped from the NCB custody in February last year.

Protest by UT employees

Chandigarh, June 27
On a call of the Coordination Committee of Government and Municipal Corporation Employees and Workers, employees from different wings of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, the Chandigarh Housing Board, Horticulture, Forest, Sanitation, Health, Sewerage, Technical Education and Maintenance Staff wings organised a “rasta roko” procession against the non-implementation of its demands here today.

Members of the Coordination Committee of Government and MC Employees, Chandigarh, protest in front of CTU depot No. 3, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Members of the Coordination Committee of Government and MC Employees, Chandigarh, protest in front of CTU depot No. 3, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Punjabi version of book on law released
Chandigarh, June 27
Mr S.S. Virk, DGP, Punjab, today released a book titled ‘Mukh Faujdari Kanoon Sanghta’ (a Punjabi version of major criminal Acts) authored by Dr Jaswinder Singh, an advocate from Patiala, at the Press Club here today. He emphasised the need to review the centuries-old Acts, within the frame work of Indian democracy, to ensure speedy justice to people.

ISKCON devotees take out Lord Jagannath rath yatra in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
ISKCON devotees take out Lord Jagannath rath yatra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Adventure expedition by engineer regiment
Chandigarh, June 27
A nine-day multidimensional adventure expedition undertaken by an assault engineer regiment was flagged-in at Chandimandir Cantonment here today. The expedition was organised to commemorate the regiment’s 10th Raising Day.

Sainik board invites applications
Chandigarh, June 27
The Kendriya Sainik Board, New Delhi, has invited application for Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for wards of ex-servicemen (personnel below officer rank) and widows of personnel who died in service.

Book on pen friendship released
Chandigarh, June 27
Members of the Patiala-based Global Friendship Society of literary medical professionals were here in connection with the release of a book, “Silver Jubilee of Pen Friendship” by Dr Manjit Singh Bal. The book, is about pen friendship between a Sikh doctor and a Polish girl.

Painter electrocuted in police HQ
Chandigarh, June 27
A 24-year-old man was electrocuted in the Punjab Police headquarters in Sector 9 here last evening. Chapru, a painter by profession, got electrocuted after he came in contact with a floor rubber machine.

Property tax survey okayed
Chandigarh, June 27
The Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation at its meeting held here today, under the chairmanship of Surinder Singh, Mayor, accorded approval for survey of institutions, autonomous bodies and residential houses for assessment of Property Tax.

BJP forms panel for MC poll
Mohali, June 27
The BJP unit of Mohali has formed a committee for the Municipal Council Elections. The members include Harjit Singh Bhullar, Manjit Singh, Harcharan Singh Saini, G.K. Singla, Karnail Singh Sekhon, Bobby Kamboj, Amardeep Sharma and Rajinder Rozy.

A morning shock for shop owners
Mohali, June 28
Shop owners in Phase XI here were in for a shock this morning when they found many of their expensive electrical and electronic equipments, including computers and fridges, damaged following a spurt of high voltage.

 
CRIME

Man arrested for carrying cocaine

Chandigarh, June 27
The police arrested a Maloya resident on the allegations of carrying 80 gm of cocaine worth over Rs 3.5 lakh last night. The police said a team of the Crime Investigation Cell signalled a man to stop but he tried to dodge the police. He was, however, nabbed and identified as 33-year-old Furkaan Ahmed of Maloya village. His search led to the seizure of cocaine.

Furkaan Ahmed in police custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Furkaan Ahmed in police custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Sexual abuse case: cook held
Chandigarh, June 27
In less than a day after the alleged incident of sexual abuse in Sector 27-based Amarjain Hostel was highlighted in these columns, the Chandigarh Police today arrested the hostel’s cook on the allegations of indulging in ‘unnatural sex’.

4 murder cases solved
Panchkula, June 27
In a major breakthrough, the district police claims to have solved four murder cases occurred in and around the city.

 
EDUCATION

Admission seekers a disappointed lot
Chandigarh, June 27
Aspirants from the city for admission to Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, have shown resentment at the possible denial of admissions due to a change in the quota of seats, implemented from this year.

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COURTS

Nayagaon rape case: Judge flays police
Chandigarh, June 27
Castigating the UT and Punjab Police for “sheer misuse of process of law” in registering two separate cases against the five accused in the infamous Nayagaon minor girl rape case for the same offence at two different places, a Chandigarh court has held that the act was highhandedness on the part of the cops.

 
HEALTH

HIV test centres at subdivisions soon
Chandigarh, June 27
The seventh executive meeting of the Haryana AIDS Control Society was held in Panchkula today.

 
SPORTS

Jasbir wins top honours
Chandigarh, June 27
Jasbir Singh of Punjab State Electricity Board won the top honours in 5000 m race in the three-day 32nd All India State Electricity Sports Control Board athletics meet which started at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.
ADMINISTRATION

3533 liquor bottles destroyed
Panchkula, June 27
The District Excise and Taxation Department today destroyed 3533 bottles of liquor recovered in last three months from different members of an inter-state liquor mafia active in this part of the state.

SHO shifted
Chandigarh, June 27
The UT Inspector General of the Police (IGP) today ordered transfer of the SHO of the Sector 3 with immediate effect.

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