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UT police helps accident victims, but late
Chandigarh, Aug 22
The Chandigarh Police would do well to live by the promise it makes or not make the one it can't keep. If this correspondent's first hand experience this afternoon is anything to go by, one particular claim of the Police Department certainly seems empty.

Inderjit Singh lay unconscious for long after meeting with an accident near the Sectors 16-17 light points Inderjeet being pulled into an ill’ equipped PCR Gypsy.
Inderjit Singh lay unconscious for long after meeting with an accident near the Sectors 16-17 light points. (right) Inderjeet being pulled into an ill’ equipped PCR Gypsy. — Tribune photos by Vinay Malik



EARLIER STORIES

Sandeep operated upon for 3 hours
Chandigarh, August 22
Indian hockey star Sandeep Singh was brought to the PGI here with a bullet lodged in his pelvis before midday. The hockey player, who was accidentally shot while aboard the Shatabdi Express saw a series of ups and downs in his condition, before surgeons removed the bullet declared him out of danger after a three-hour long surgery around 5 p.m.

Sandeep Singh’s mother Daljit Kaur (centre) along with Rajpal Singh, a Hockey player, and a relative outside PGI on Tuesday.
Sandeep Singh’s mother Daljit Kaur (centre) along with Rajpal Singh, a Hockey player, and a relative outside PGI on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Mohar Singh, who accidentally shot at Sandeep Singh.
Mohar Singh, who accidentally shot at Sandeep Singh. — A Tribune photograph

Naya Gaon NAC: Centre urged to relax rules
Chandigarh, August 22
The formation of the Notified Area Committee (NAC) at Nayagoan seems to be jinxed. Stuck with a “conditional” approval granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, regarding exemption of Naya Gaon, Karoran and Nada villages in Chandigarh’s periphery from the provisions of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) 1900, the Punjab Government has now written to the Ministry to do away with the conditions.

Unending battle for hotelier
Chandigarh, August 22
If allegations levelled in a civil suit filed before an Ambala court and subsequent communications to the Punjab and Haryana High Court are to be believed, the Haryana Police subverted the legal process in 1994 for harassing a hotelier Parveen Sabhlok and his family after entering into a conspiracy with some others for grabbing their business.

Fire, safety week at Fun Republic
Chandigarh, August 22
Fun Republic is organising a week-long fire and safety week to deal with any emergency. The idea is to make Fun Republic ready to counter any terrorist attack/fire etc.

Of 56,000 jobless, only 145 got jobs
Employment Exchange’s startling figures
Chandigarh, August 22
The number of the unemployed registered with the Employment Exchange in the Union Territory has crossed the 50,000-mark in 2005.


COMMUNITY

Two moons on August 27
Chandigarh, August 22
While e-mails and mobile messages continue to announce that there will be two moons visible in the night sky on August 27, experts have termed it as rumours.

Worried over children’s stress? try music therapy
Chandigarh August 22
If you find your children unduly stressed, try Indian classical music on them! A Panjab University study has found that music therapy is extremely effective in reducing stress and anxiety among adolescents specially school students.

Another soldier does the region proud
Chandigarh, August 22
Tales of courage continue to unfold even days after the Independence Day Presidential Awards were announced in New Delhi. After the name of Lt Col Rajeev Bakshi, posthumously awarded the Sena Medal, another officer whose name is doing the rounds is Lt-Col Aditya Vikram Singh Rathee. 
Lt-Col Aditya Vikram Singh Rathee

Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury Memorising his way into record books
Chandigarh, August 22
Ten years ago Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury was all set to become an engineer. Never had he thought that life had something else planned for him. Today, he is better known for holding the Guinness world record for memorising the maximum number of dates of birth in two minutes.
Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury

144 paying guest accommodations checked
Chandigarh, August 22
In an early morning drive the Chandigarh Police today carried out checking of paying guest accommodations in various parts of the city.

Milkmen demand fresh election
Mohali, August 22
Members of the Chandigarh Periphery Milk Vendors Union has demanded a fresh election as they alleged that the one held earlier was not according to norms.

Cong delegation meets jailed Lalru residents
Lalru, August 22
A Congress delegation, led by the Vice-Chairman of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC), Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, yesterday met the persons who had been jailed in Patiala jail in the wake of August 11 Lalru incident.

Welfare body meets DC on encroachments
Panchkula, August 22
A delegation of the Panchkula Joint Welfare Association Forum today met the DC, the SP and the Estate Officer of the Haryana Urban Development Authority(HUDA) regarding the removal of encroachments and jhuggi dwellers from public places.

Union seeks filling of vacant posts
Chandigarh, August 22
Unemployed Agriculture Sub-Inspectors Union staged a protest at the Sector 22 Aroma Light points today.

Society to hold seminar on waste management
Chandigarh, August 22
The governing body of Chandigarh Animal Welfare and Eco-Development Society held a meeting under the chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator-cum-Chairman, Mr Lalit Sharma, at the UT Secretariat here today.

Magic show on AIDS awareness
Chandigarh, August 22
YUVSATTA in association with the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, organised a magic show on HIV/AIDS awarness at Janta Colony here today.

Traffic police to reward good drivers
Chandigarh, August 22
The Chandigarh Traffic Police is set to don a new avatar. In a people-friendly move, it has decided to reward good drivers.

Challaned despite being not in town
Chandigarh, August 22
You can be challaned for an offence by the Chandigarh Traffic Police even when you are not in the city.

Andhra councillors visit MCC
Chandigarh, August 22
A 32-member team of councillors, along with Mr Raghuramai Reddy who is the Mayor of Kurnool Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh, visited the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, today.

Lepers to launch agitation
Chandigarh, August 22
To press their demands, persons suffering from leprosy have decided to launch a national level agitation “Satyagrah” in New Delhi on Gandhi Jayanti i.e. on October 2.

 
CRIME

Amritsar man helps nab snatcher
Chandigarh, August 22
A Mohali resident was nabbed minutes after he along with his accomplice allegedly snatched a bag from two girls in broad day light in Sector 34 here. An Amritsar resident chased the miscreants and intercepted them near Burail village and the police arrested one of the accused.

Man posing as song writer arrested
Mohali, August 22
A person posing as a Punjabi song writer and duping people of thousands of rupees by promising them participation in song videos has been arrested by the police from Patiala.

Woman attacked with axe, injured
Mohali, August 22
A woman was seriously injured when she was allegedly attacked by another woman with an axe in Matour village here today.

Ailing domestic help ends life
Chandigarh, August 22
Tormented by his prolonged ailment, a domestic servant in his mid-20s allegedly ended his life by consuming some poisonous substance at his employer’s house in Sector 19 here.

 
BUSINESS

Oriental Insurance to focus on villages
Chandigarh, August 22
The Oriental Insurance Company will now focus on the rural sector to fuel its growth plans. Over the next two years, the company will be appointing agents in every village of the country so as to increase its premium from the rural sector to Rs 200 crore this fiscal, as compared to Rs 110 crore last year.

CII workshop on quality management
Chandigarh, August 22
To provide a unique opportunity to the industry in the region for developing house skills, reduce costs and improve competitiveness through total quality management (TQM), the CII organised a workshop on sustainable competitiveness here today.

 
EDUCATION

Schools and Colleges
GCG celebrates vanmahotsav
Chandigarh August 22
The Environment Society “Prakriti” of the Government College for girls, Sector 11, celebrated “vanmahotsav” today. Mr Ishwar Singh, Deputy Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling of putrinjeeva.

PU Notes VC inaugurates electronics workshop
Chandigarh August 22
A two-day workshop on the OrCAD-circuit simulation and PCB Design commenced at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University here. The VC, Prof R.C. Sobti inaugurated the workshop.

Tech-aided learning fortnight
Chandigarh, August 22
A technology aided learning fortnight was organised at St. Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32 here. More than 200 children from class IX visited a leading telecom company to attend a video conferencing session.

7 students get certificates
Mohali, August 22
Seven students of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, have been awarded certificates of merit by the CBSE. Those who have been awarded the certificates include Kanwarpal Singh, Priyanka Garg, Divya Sareen, Ashish Garg, Abhay Badola, Rohit Gulati and Rupinder Pal.

Craft contest kicks off
Chandigarh, August 22
The International Creative Craft Contest (ICCC) 2006, an initiative by Pidilite Industries to recognise and reward excellence in the fields of art and craft, was kicked off at St. Stephen's School in the city today by Mr Nek Chand, creator of the Rock Garden.

COURTS

District Courts
Charges framed in triple-murder case
Chandigarh, August 22
In the gruesome triple-murder case of a retired Group Captain, his wife and his sister in Sector 34 on February 7, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.S. Baswana, today framed charges against the accused, Pawandeep Singh, elder son of the Group Captain, and his accomplice Ravikant Tyagi and Anil  Tyagi.

Travel agent penalised
Chandigarh, August 22
The UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, headed by president K.C. Gupta, while overruling the decision of the District Forum-II, has penalised a local travel agent for issuing wrong air tickets to a Panchkula family for travel from Chandigarh to Mumbai.

 
CULTURE

Mangal's film on drug abuse ready

Chandigarh, August 22
Film-maker Mangal Dhillon's new docu-drama 'Sarvnaash' is to create awareness about drug abuse in Punjab.
He was on a location hunt in his home state for 'Shahaadat'. A conversation prompted him to switch over to the docu-drama. Months of research and travel across the state took him to a variety of people, situations and de-addiction centres.

Film-maker Mangal Dhillon in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Vinay Malik

Film-maker Mangal Dhillon in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

HEALTH

City to get mental health institute
Chandigarh, August 22
Chandigarh will soon have a mental health institute. A decision to this effect was taken at the State Mental Health Authorities (SMHA) meeting held at the UT Secretariat here today under the chairmanship of Home-cum-Health Secretary Krishna Mohan.

 
SPORTS

Hockey
Prabdeep, Ramandeep hog limelight

Chandigarh, August 22
Riding high on three goals by captain Prabdeep Singh, the Surjit Academy of Jalandhar thrashed Gurukul Academy of Doraha by 9-0 and qualified for the league in the 5th S N Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (Under 14) Hockey Tournament at hockey stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Uday on the rise
Chandigarh, August 22
Upcoming local cricketer Uday Kaul has started making his presence felt in the higher circles of the game. The talented wicketkeeper and left-handed batsman has just returned from England, where he had gone to represent the country in the Under-19 team.

Fitness centre opens
Panchkula, August 22
To cater to the need of sportspersons, a fitness centre comprising ultra-modern facilities like spa, steam bath, aerobics, yoga and fitness machines, has been opened at Sector 8 here.



A fitness freak exercises under the supervision of Dr Ravinder Chadha at his fitness centre at Panchkula on Tuesday.  — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh.
A fitness freak exercises under the supervision of Dr Ravinder Chadha at his fitness centre at Panchkula on Tuesday.

Cricket
PU beat DAVC by 4 wickets
Chandigarh, August 22
An unbeaten half century by Anshul Arora (54 runs) ably supported by Shahnavaz (22 n.o.) enabled the Panjab University squad to edge out the DAV College team by 4 wickets in the inaugural match of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament for Samuel Banerjee Trophy held at DAV College, Sector 10, here, today.

Kho-kho
Shishu Niketan teams in final
Chandigarh, August 22
Both boys and girls kho-kho teams of the hosts Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, here sailed into the finals defeating their respective opponents in the semifinals of the CBSE Cluster XIII Kho-Kho tournament (Under 19 Boys and Girls) played on the school premises here today.

ADMINISTRATION

Hotel inspection team gives report to DC
Chandigarh, August 22
After the first phase of surprise checking of hotels, restaurants and pubs in different parts of the city, the inspecting teams — each headed by a Subdivisional Magistrate — today submitted their findings to the Deputy Commissioner.

Estate Office staff transferred
Chandigarh, August 22
At least 19 employees of the Estate Office, including SDOs, JEs and section heads, were transferred this evening. The employees had overstayed the stipulated three year guideline of the Central Vigilance Commission. The Chandigarh Administration had asked all heads of department to reshuffle employees who had overstayed.

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