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Animal hospital proposed for city in 11th Plan
Chandigarh, August 8
Yesterday’s dog bite case has revived another painful memory – one in which a 70-year-old man was mutilated by stray dogs in a village near Abohar four years ago. He did not survive the attack of rabid dogs, but the 19 people bitten in the city last night were lucky.

Stray dogs continue to pose a health problem to residents in Chandigarh Stray dogs continue to pose a health problem to residents in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Rabies continues to be underreported
Chandigarh, August 8
Despite the increasing number of dog bites in the region, the incidence of rabies continues to be underreported. In India, rabies causes 30,000 deaths annually. The corresponding figure for the world is 50,000.


While a bus carries balls on a wet day, a boy and his mother seem more interested in selling corn cabs on the Madhya Marg in Chandigarh
While a bus carries balls on a wet day, a boy and his mother seem more interested in selling corn cabs on the Madhya Marg in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

New dog rules proposed
Walk, defecating in public places to be banned
Chandigarh, August 8
Dog lovers in the city will be required to follow stringent rules to keep pets. For starters, dog owners will not be allowed to keep more than one pet dog in houses up to 5 marlas. Dogs will not be permitted to be taken for a walk at Sukhna Lake or public gardens of the MCC. Pet dogs will also not be allowed to defecate in public places like parks etc. The owner would be required to pick up faecal matter.

Process begins to beautify Industrial Area
Chandigarh, August 8
Problem, spots in the Industrial Area, including encroachments, bad roads and unregulated parking, are the biggest hurdles which will upset the conversion bandwagon following a definite change expected in the infrastructure and the corresponding human and traffic rush.

Hi-tech rakhis from China flood markets
Chandigarh, August 8
Threads of affection in gold and silver imported all the way from China and other countries dangling from stalls in front of shops in arcades across the city decked up with nice little psychedelic lights; makeshift stalls in parking lots adjoining the markets offering alluring boxes of chocolates; juices, namkeens, dry fruits and so many other “return gifts”; sweet shops with unending queues of residents eager to pick up sugar-free and other low-cal stuff — the preparation for Rakshabandhan was in full swing today.
With just one day to go before Rakshabandhan, little brothers picking up rakhis in Sector 37 market in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Pick up the best for me: With just one day to go before Rakshabandhan, little brothers picking up rakhis in Sector 37 market in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari


Wrong parking of vehicles goes unchecked
Chandigarh, August 8
The Chandigarh police may be good at pouncing from behind the camouflaging bushes on speedsters. But when it comes to proceeding against motorists indulging in wrong parking of vehicles, the men-in-white apparently believe in going slow.
With Chandigarh Police turning a blind eye to wrong parking along the roadsides, traffic congestion creates chaos on the road dividing Sector 19 and 27 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
With Chandigarh Police turning a blind eye to wrong parking along the roadsides, traffic congestion creates chaos on the road dividing Sector 19 and 27 in Chandigarh

Hundreds deprived of right to vote
Chandigarh, August 8
Hundreds of voters in the new urban areas of the city would not be able to cast their votes in the forthcoming elections to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. Though developed and urbanized, the areas have been included in the limits of the civic body without notifying the same under the Capital of Punjab (Development and Regulation) Act, 1952.

Major Shankla remembered
Panchkula, August 8
Tributes were paid to Ashok Chakra awardee martyr Major Sandeep Shankla at a homage ceremony held at Sandeep Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2, on his martyrdom day, here today.

Lieut-Gen A.N. Aul General Aul new Chief of Staff, Western Command
Chandigarh, August 8
Lieut-Gen A.N. Aul has taken over as Chief of Staff, Western Command. Prior to this appointment he was serving as the Additional Director General Recruiting, a statement issued here today said. He takes over from Lt-Gen Paramjit Singh, who has moved to the North-East as the Director General, Assam Rifles.                                
Lieut-Gen A.N. Aul 

Rodrigues inaugurates Juvenile Home
Chandigarh, August 8
Fulfilling the objective of protecting the basic human rights and needs of juveniles and their proper rehabilitation under the Juvenile Justice Act, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Gen (Retd) S.F. Rodrigues, today inaugurated a Juvenile Home in Sector 25 here today.

Rodrigues visits War Memorial site
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Gen (Retd) S.F. Rodrigues, today visited the Chandigarh War Memorial site at Leisure Valley and took stock of the progress of the work on this project.

House owners renew plea for allowing changes
Chandigarh, August 8
Marla house owners in the city today again urged the Chandigarh Administration to allow modifications carried out by them before the July 2006 notification as one-time concession.

PUDA notice invalid, says citizens council
Mohali, August 8
Citizens Welfare Council, Phase IV, said here today that a public notice issued by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority ( PUDA) for removal of encroachments on road berms was invalid as it was based on a landscaping policy which was scrapped by PUDA itself.

Liquor shops a health hazard: FSSI
Chandigarh, August 8
The Federation of Small-Scale Industries (FSSI) today termed the liquor shops in the temporary sheds as a health hazard and encroachers on prime commercial land.

Murder victim’s sketch prepared
Chandigarh, August 8
The Chandigarh Police has decided to use scientific methods to identify the victim whose charred body was found in Sector 52 on August 1. The SHO of the Sector 36 police station, Mr Ishwar Singh Mann, said the police sought help from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) and got victim’s sketch prepared following a technique known as facial reconstruction.

Rodrigues extends greetings
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Gen(Retd) S.F. Rodrigues, today extended his greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, a joyous occasion in the Indian ethos.


SAD leader’s 'killer' held
Lalru, August 8
The local police today claimed to have arrested the alleged killer of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader, Bharat Singh, who was brutally done to death on the intervening night of August 5 and 6 here.

Suicide by doc: husband arrested
Chandigarh, August 8
The local police today arrested husband of Dr Rajpal Kaur, a senior resident (SR) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist, PGIMER on the allegations of dowry death. Dr Rajpal ended her life by hanging in her hostel accommodation on the campus on July 21.

Man held for stealing Rs 50,000
Mohali, August 8
The police has arrested one person on charge of stealing Rs 50,000 from a scooter. The stolen money was recovered from him. According to the police, the arrested person was Mohan Lal, a resident of Nayagaon.

Bihari held with 7 kg ganja
Chandigarh, August 8
The Operations Cell of the Chandigarh police has arrested a Bihar resident with 7 kg of ganja from Sector 7. According to sources in the Operations Cell, Raj Kumar of Devurama village in Gopal Ganj district of Bihar was arrested on Monday while allegedly carrying 7 kg ganja.


Spice rakhi offer
Chandigarh, August 8
Spice Telecom today announced Rakshabandhan special services. Spice pre-paid and post-paid subscribers can make special song dedications to their loved ones and even send them personalised messages by dialing 5705.


City students shun aerated drinks
Chandigarh, August 8
City youth have lost their love for the fizz. The sale of soft drinks in city schools, colleges and Panjab University has nosedived amidst news that these drinks continue to contain unacceptable amounts of pesticides. While students are now guzzling fruit juices, lassi and flavoured milk, a private college in Banur today banned the sale of cold drinks in the college.

PU Notes
PUTA poll canvassing gains momentum

Chandigarh, August 8
With only two days left for the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) elections, canvassing by the candidates is gathering momentum on the campus. With a straight fight expected between the two opposing groups led by Prof N.K Ojha and Prof Amrik Singh Ahluwalia both contesting for the post of the President, candidates are going from department to department throughout the day talking to teachers and convincing them to vote for them.

Save environment rally by students
Panchkula, August 8
To educate people about the need to preserve environment for the survival of living-beings, the Tulsi Eco-club and Scout and Guides of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Panchkula, took out a rally on the direction of the District Education Officer, Mrs Kanta Malik.

UBS cancels PhD entrance test
Chandigarh, August 8
The University Business School (UBS) here has cancelled its PhD entrance test held on July 18. Another test would now be conducted on August 20. The test was conducted for admission for 20 PhD seats offered by the school. Over 90 candidates had appeared in the test. However, without giving any reason for the cancellation of the test the UBS had sent letters to the candidates stating that the test would be conducted again on August 20.

Seminar held on globalisation
Chandigarh, August 8
The ICFAI Business School (IBS) organised a seminar on “Globalisation: Key to Emerging India” at CII, here, today. Prof. Bhagat Ram, Dean IBS, Chandigarh, welcoming the chief guest, Mr Justice SD Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, observed that globalisation had resulted in the improvement of public policies. It had also led to the relaxation of regulations, thus stimulating innovation.


high court
Dimpy’s former accomplice files petition

Chandigarh, August 8
A former accomplice of slain gangster Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court apprehending that he would be implicated in the case pertaining to gunning down of Dimpy in Chandigarh.

PIL to challenge power tariff order
Chandigarh, August 8
The Consumers Forum, Chandigarh (CFC), today said it would file a PIL in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging the power tariff order issued by the UT Administration last year. The new electricity tariff came into force from August 1, 2005.

Bill on rape cases faulty, say lawyers
Chandigarh, August 8
The Bill proposing the hearing of rape cases by women judges may be a laudable idea but it seems to have fallen short of the expectations of the local legal fraternity.

Plea in murder case dismissed
Chandigarh, August 8
In a three-year-old case of murder of Ram Darbar resident Jagdish, the District and Sessions Judge today dismissed the application moved by counsel of the accused for recording the statement of eyewitness Bunty. The application was dismissed after the prosecution stated before the court that the eyewitness had won over the accused.


PGI makes utilisation certificate after surgery must
Chandigarh, August 8
Procuring a utilisation certificate post-surgery and entering the receipt of the same outside the operation theatres has been made mandatory at PGIMER in a bid to check the alleged ‘‘flicking’’ of medicines and surgical disposables left over after surgeries.

Steps to ensure supply of quality medicines
Mohali, August 8
Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC), which has been designated as a coordinating agency by the government for the purchase of medicines, is taking all steps to ensure that quality medicines are being provided to the newly appointed service providers under the alternate healthcare delivery system. This was stated by Col. C.D.Kamboj, Chairman, PHSC, while addressing a press conference here today.


Raj Kumar, Farheen carrom champs
Chandigarh, August 8
Raj Kumar of GSSS-37 and Farheen of St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh clinched the Boys’ and Girls’ Junior titles, respectively, in the 16th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament held at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Jasmine (right) plays a shot against Farheen in quarterfinal in the 16th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan
Jasmine plays a shot against Farheen in quarterfinal in the 16th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh on Tuesday

Ajay thrashes Sudhir in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, August 8
The local lad Ajay Yadav reached the quarterfinals in the Boys U-12 category after beating Sudhir Tanwar of Delhi by 6-2, 7-6 (5) in the straight sets of ongoing Winsome AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

Coaching Centre-23 wins match in handball championship
Chandigarh, August 8
Coaching Centre-23 beats Coaching Centre 42 (B) 11-8 in the opening match of the UT State Handball Championship for boys and girls held at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.



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