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Mohali judicial courts open today
Mohali, July 23
The judicial courts of the newly formed SAS Nagar district will begin functioning from tomorrow. The courts were formally inaugu- rated by Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court H.S. Bedi here this evening.
Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court H.S. Bedi takes salute during the inauguration ceremony of judicial courts at Mohali on Sunday.
Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court H.S. Bedi takes salute during the inauguration ceremony of judicial courts at Mohali on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Anti-ragging posters dot PU campus
Chandigarh, July 23
If there is one thing Panjab University is not taking any chances with, it is ragging. Even before the ‘seniors’ arrive on the campus PU authorities have made their view on ragging crystal clear.








EARLIER STORIES

55 applications for 7 school sites
Chandigarh, July 23
The Estate Office here has received 55 applications for the 7 school sites, which will be auctioned later this month, sources said here today.

Bus men seek solution
Chandigarh July 23
The Chandigarh Bus Operators Welfare Association has demanded one-time solution to the issue related to the school buses.

COMMUNITY


Teej being celebrated at Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Teej being celebrated at Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday. —  Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Renowned doctor Indarjit Dewan dead
Chandigarh, July 23
Prof Indarjit Dewan, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, formerly Principal, Medical College, Rohtak, and Professor of Anatomy at Medical College, Amritsar, passed away at his residence after a brief illness here today. He was cremated this evening

Time for memorial to Batalik heroes
Chandigarh, July 23
As Army formations in the northern sector gear up to observe the seventh anniversary of Operation Vijay, which marked the eviction of Pakistani intruders in the Kargil Sector, there is a growing demand for recognition and commemoration of actions in Batalik.

Cost and account services mooted
Chandigarh, July 23
Cost accountants will be involved for ascertaining due collection of government revenue, analysis of physical achievements vis-a-vis targeted achievements, cost management of various projects etc.

Prayers for Prince answered
Chandigarh, July 23
The loud noise in Sector 29-A this evening was just a small representation of the ecstasy of the residents who were praying for the safety of Prince, a five-year-old stuck in a 55-foot deep pit in Kurukshetra district. The boy was rescued late in the evening.

State govt to promote jatropha and aloe vera cultivation
Panchkula, July 23
To promote the cultivation of jatropha and aloe vera in the state, the government has identified certain areas. Ms Kiran Choudhry, Haryana Forest Minister, stated this while addressing mediapersons here yesterday.

Residents await facilities
Zirakpur, July 23
Almost six years after Shalimar Enclave was floated at Himmatgarh here, the residents are crying for the promised facilities.

Sacrifices of Azad, Tilak remembered
Chandigarh, July 23
The Chandigarh unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front today remembered Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on their birth anniversaries at a meeting here today.


Children celebrate the birth anniversary of Chander Shekhar Azad at Sector 17 plaza on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Children celebrate the birth anniversary of Chander Shekhar Azad at Sector 17 plaza on Sunday.

Protest against non-allotment of plots by PUDA
Mohali, July 23
Members of the Sector 76-80 Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee today staged a protest against the non-allotment of plots by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority.

Villager beaten up
Mohali, July 23
A resident of Chandiala Soodan village was beaten up by a group of persons here yesterday. The victim Jasvir Singh had reportedly gone to intervene in a property dispute case between Labh Singh and Lakhbir Singh.

Dogs missing
Chandigarh, July 23
Two dogs — a German Shepherd and a Dalmation — were reported missing today by a Sector 9 resident Sartaj Sekhon. The dogs went missing when they were taken for their morning walk by a servant.

Man sets himself on fire
Chandigarh, July 23
A 45-year-old man today allegedly set himself on fire at his residence in Lal Bahadur Shastri Colony, Palsora, here.

300 take part in computer camp
Chandigarh, July 23
The two-day free computer awareness camp was organised by the ebiz, a company providing elementary computer courses in 12 Indian languages, at Shri Guru Kirpa Darbar, Sector 56, here.

Inner Wheel Club chief takes over
Chandigarh, July 23
Kavita Marriya and Alka Gupta took over as president and secretary, respectively of the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh. All members of the club took the occasion to appreciate the work done by outgoing president, Dr Pushpa Bhargwa, and her team.

Broadband Internet services launched
Chandigarh, July 23
Hathway Cable and Datacom Private Limited, a part of the Rajan Raheja group and one of the largest multi system operators in India, launched its broadband Internet services based on revolutionary DOCSIS technology in Punjab today.

 
CRIME

Inspector Baljit Singh Chadda, SHO of the Industrial Area, Police Station, verifies the antecedents of persons rounded up during the combing operation carried out in the Colony Number 4, in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.150 rounded up in Colony No 4
Chandigarh, July 23
The Chandigarh police launched a search and combing operation in the wee hours today in Colony Number 4 to weed out anti-social elements. The police rounded up 150 persons on suspicion from the colony. They were, however, released after questioning.

Inspector Baljit Singh Chadda, SHO of the Industrial Area, Police Station, verifies the antecedents of persons rounded up during the combing operation carried out in the Colony Number 4, in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.

One held for causing death
Chandigarh, July 23
The police has arrested a Sector 37-C resident on the allegations of causing death due to negligence and giving false information in connection with a decomposed body, which was found from his house yesterday.

One held for possessing smack
Chandigarh, July 23
The local police has arrested a Daddu Majra Colony resident on charges of possessing two grams of smack.

Held for assaulting servant
Chandigarh, July 23
The local police yesterday arrested Rajinder Singh Bedi , proprietor of Bedi Properties from Sector 35, for allegedly assaulting and seriously inuring his servant, Ravi Kumar.


 
BUSINESS

Banks told to formulate compensation policy
Chandigarh, July 23
Banks will soon have to lay down a customer compensation policy, and compensate a customer for any loss incurred due to the fault of their employees.

MC to auction hotel site at Sec 35
Chandigarh, July 23
The Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to auction a hotel site in Sector-35 once again on September 28. According to sources in the corporation, the hotel site will have a reserve price of Rs 51 crore and will be auctioned on lease for 99 years.


 
EDUCATION


Prof R C Sobti, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, performs Shiv Abhishek puja with his wife at a temple on the university campus on Sunday.
Prof R C Sobti, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, performs Shiv Abhishek puja with his wife at a temple on the university campus on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Biography of Pathak released
Chandigarh, July 23
Mr Shingara Singh Bhullar, Editor, Punjabi Tribune, released a biography titled “Jeevni - Professor K.N. Pathak” authored by Mr Subhash Bhaskar at Panjab University here yesterday.

PCCTU seeks Admn intervention
Termination of SGGS College lecturer

Chandigarh, July 23
Taking a strong note of the termination of services of Ms Gurpreet Kaur, Lecturer in Computer Science, by the Management of SGGS College, Sector 26, members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, have urged the UT Administration to intervene at the earliest to solve the problem.

Coaching classes for deprived students
Chandigarh, July 23
The Education Department of UT started special coaching classes for students from the economically weaker sections on Thursday.

Patrol leader camp organised
Chandigarh, July 23
A three-day patrol leader testing and training camp ended at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47.

COURTS

Bar association meeting
Panchkula, July 23
The members of District Bar Association, Panchkula, hold a meeting and passed a resolution for constructing a boundary wall around the Judicial Complex, here yesterday.


 
CULTURE


Punjabi book released
Chandigarh, July 23
The Writers Club organised a seminar to mark the release of a Punjabi book “Meri Dehli Te Daghda Suraj” here today. The book written by Punjabi poet and fiction writer Sham Singh, was released by A.S. Kaang, a litterateur.



Sham Singh (right), Ms Kavita Jindal (centre) and Mr A.S. Kaang at the book release function in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Sham Singh (right), Ms Kavita Jindal (centre) and Mr A.S. Kaang at the book release function in Chandigarh on Sunday.


Trehan’s book released
Chandigarh, July 23
‘‘Duniyan ne tazarbaato hawadish ki shaql mein, jo kuchh mujhe diya hai lauta raha hoon main..’’ This couplet by Sahir Ludhianvi is a veritable summation of the life experiences of 78-year-old Raghuvir Trehan which find true representation in his book titled ‘‘Behta gam, palkein nam’’.


Mr Raghuvir Dutt Trehan (left) and Mr Jatinder Bhatia at a book release function held in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Raghuvir Dutt Trehan (left) and Mr Jatinder Bhatia at a book release function held in Chandigarh on Sunday.


HEALTH

Preventive steps taken at Burail
Chandigarh, July 23
Following the report of two deaths (one-and-a-half year old Ajay and five-year-old Shanti) in Burail due to “food poisoning”, the UT Health Department today geared up field operations in the entire area of Burail. Special teams were pressed into action in different parts of the area for carrying out prevention and control measures.

Importance of dental care highlighted
Chandigarh, July 23
Stating that dental caries and periodontal disease (gum disease) are the two major oral diseases, Prof H.S. Chawla, Head, Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGIMER, said dental caries affect 80 to 85 per cent of the children and adolescents, and periodontal disease (gum disease) affects 90 to 95 per cent of the adults.

Seminar on heart failure
Mohali, July 23
The Fortis Hospital here and the Physician Forum have organised a seminar on ‘Advances in the management of heart failure’, followed by an interactive discussion.


 
SPORTS

Naveen Bansal (right) concentrates during his game against Ajay Jaswal in the eighth round of the 17th Chandigarh Chess Championship at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Naveen chess champ again
Chandigarh, July 23
Naveen Bansal emerged champion for the second successive year by beating Ajay Jaswal in the eighth and final round of the 17th Chandigarh Chess Championship, which concluded at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, here today.

Naveen Bansal (right) concentrates during his game against Ajay Jaswal in the eighth round of the 17th Chandigarh Chess Championship at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Nadia reigns supreme in TT
Chandigarh, July 23
It was a day of Nadia Saini of NPS-18 who emerged winner in young girls (u-20), women’s singles and junior girls (u-17) in the Bhawan Hawk’s 12th BV Chandigarh State (1st Ranking) Table Tennis Tournament organised by Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

Tri-City Twenty 20 meet from July 29
Chandigarh, July 23
The Chandigarh Twenty-20 Cricket Association (CTCA) has decided to play matches on Satrudays and Sundays in the first Tri-City Twenty-20 Cricket Championship at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3, Panchkula, from July 29.

Fujitsu ties up with Salora
Chandigarh, July 23
Fujitsu, a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, yesterday announced a tie-up with Salora International Limited for distribution of its personal computing range of products in India.

Rural sports meet on Aug 15, 16
Chandigarh, July 23
Guru Gobind Singh Sports Club, Dadu Majra, and the Democratic Youth Federation of India, Dadu Majra unit, will organise annual Rural Sports Meet on the occasion of Janamashtami on August 15 and 16.

ADMINISTRATION

IPS officers empanelled
Chandigarh, July 23
As many as 25 IPS officers of the 1974 batch have been empanelled for appointment as Additional Director-General in the Union Government.

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