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Rain chokes traffic
Southern sectors worst hit
Chandigarh, August 26
It was a day of utter confusion on the roads. As the rain got heavier in the afternoon, traffic was thrown out of gear. Jams at several places and roundabouts in southern sectors presented a picture of total chaos.

Final touches being given to the idol of Lord Ganesha at Kalibari in Chandigarh on Saturday. Final touches being given to the idol of Lord Ganesha at Kalibari in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


Review panel wants Burail jail escape routes plugged
Chandigarh, August 26
The Chandigarh Administration has listed more than half a dozen unfinished tasks in upgrading the security of Burail jail. The security at the prison housing a number of high profile criminals had come under cloud following escape of Jagtar Singh Tara, Paramjit Singh Bheora and Jagtar Singh Hawara, alleged assassins of Mr Beant Singh, a former Chief Minister of Punjab in January, 2004.

MTech students oppose shifting of centre
Dera Bassi, August 26
Students of power engineering and electronics engineering, MTech, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, are up in arms against the shifting of their regional centre from Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology here to a Fatehgarh Sahib-based institute.

Anti-quota rally by PGI doctors
Chandigarh, August 26
Medical services in the PGI here were partially affected following one-day mass-casual leave by the resident doctors in protest against the proposed reservation policy of the Central Government.

Resident doctors of the PGI take out a rally against the Central Government’s move to implement the Bill providing quota for OBCs in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Resident doctors of the PGI take out a rally against the Central Government’s move to implement the Bill providing quota for OBCs in Chandigarh on Saturday.

“Phulkari” set to hit world fashion market
Dera Bassi, August 26
“Phulkari”, traditional craft of rural Punjab, is set to hit the world fashion market, thanks to a unique initiative by the Business School of Fashion, nucleus of the upcoming Fashion Technology Park at Mohali.

Sobti gets bail
Chandigarh, August 26
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Y.S. Rathore, today granted bail to Jalandhar-based industrialist, Sandeep Sobti, who has been booked for forgery and criminal conspiracy.


Dilemma of a minor expectant mother
Chandigarh, August 26
At an age when most of her friends are going to school, a minor expectant mother is at the receiving end of the system. Faced with the dilemma of whether to carry on with the unwanted pregnancy or go in for an abortion, the 15-year-old girl, Shalini (not her real name) is fighting with her back to the wall in the face of an "indifferent" social system.

Reply from information officer takes 6 months
Chandigarh, August 26
It takes over six months for the Central Public Information Officer in the Estate Office to reply to a query regarding an order of compounding the basement in Aroma Hotel, Sector 22.

Tension in village over plot
Kharar, August 26
Tension pravailed in Ballomajra village here today following a dispute between two groups over a piece of land. Heavy police force was deployed in the village till late in the evening. It is learnt that the dispute was regarding a 2 kanal plot. On this plot, a small bridge existed which connected two ponds of the village.

Refund to housing societies soon
Panchkula, August 26
After the draw for group housing societies, it’s a scramble to get their money back from the Haryana Urban Development Authority. Unsuccessful societies which put in their applications for the 44 plots reserved for housing societies are now in a hurry to get back their money.

Seminar on taxation
Chandigarh, August 26
The local unit of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organised a seminar on taxation here today.

Lions Club’s oath-taking ceremony
Chandigarh, August 26
Lions Club International District 321 F comprising 150 clubs in Chandigarh and Punjab is holding the oath-taking ceremony for cabinet officers for 2006-07 at Shivalik Public School Auditorium Phase VI SAS Nagar, Mohali.

Workshop on creative writing
Chandigarh, August 26
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi organised a workshop on creative writing here today which was inaugurated by Mr R.T. Jindal, NZCC Director.

Residents asked to give tenant details
Mohali, August 26
District Magistrate Tejveer Singh, has asked residents to furnish details of their tenants and servants at the nearest police station or the police post in the area.


Deer hide found
Chandigarh, August 26
A worn-out hide of a spotted deer was found dumped near the Sector 19 rehri market here this morning. A shopkeeper, who informed the police, said insects had eaten up portions of the hide.


Biz Clips
Mobile bill: Airtel customers can now pay their mobile phone bills at Sampark Centres of the Chandigarh Administration, an official press note said here on Friday. The Administration and Airtel has entered into an agreement to introduce the acceptance of payments for Airtel mobile bills at all Sampark Centres. This facility will be available August 28 onwards. TNS


School to set up astronomy club
Mohali, August 26
St Xaviers School, Sector 71, here is all out to set up an astronomy club for students of various classes to create awareness about the celestial bodies and the universe as a whole.

From Colleges
NSS volunteers vow to work for unity
Chandigarh, August 26
The NSS unit of GGDSD College, Sector 32, celebrated “sadbhavna and communal harmony divas” on the college campus today.

Science exhibition from Oct 31
Chandigarh, August 26
The Science Exhibition will be held in the city from October 31, an official press note said here yesterday. The exhibition will continue till November 6 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37.

PU Prof’s wife donates books
Chandigarh, August 26
Ms Prabha Saxena, wife of late Prof D.C. Saxena, donated all law books of her husband’s library to the library of Department of Laws. These were formally accepted by the Dean, University Instruction, and Vice-Chancellor at a simple ceremony at the department here today.

Atray is SJOBA president
Chandigarh, August 26
Mr Vivek Atray, Director Public Relations, Chandigarh Administration, today took over as president of St John’s Old Boys Association (SJOBA), a press note said here.


Scintillating performance by Shovana
Chandigarh, August 26
The magnificence, vitality and vigour of the popular Indian classical dance form, kathak, was brought alive by the kathak virtuso Shovana Narayan at Tagore Theatre here today.

Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan performs at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan performs at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Graceful, gifted Kathak dancer
Chandigarh, August 26
Endowed with the solemnity and spiritual grandeur every Indian classical dance form creates its own aura and exhales its particular atmosphere. So is true of the ‘Kathak’ dance tradition,’ observed the acclaimed Kathak queen, Shovana Narayan.


PGI training programme for surveillance teams
Chandigarh, August 26
The School of Public Health (SPH) of the PGIMER will organise a six-day training programme for the district and state surveillance teams as part of ongoing activities of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) from August 28. The SPH has been allotted Rajasthan, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Eye camp for diabetics today
Mohali, August 26
The local Rotary Club in association with JP Eye Hospital will hold a free eye screening camp for diabetics in Phase VII tomorrow.

Workshop on psychiatry services
Chandigarh, August 26
The Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will organise a national workshop on “Community psychiatry services: today and tomorrow” on Sunday.


Surjit Academy win Vohra tourney
Chandigarh, August 26
Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, lifted the trophy after beating MRS Academy, Amritsar, by 2-1 in the finals of the 5th S.N. Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament here today.

Defender of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy, Amritsar, tries to stop player of Surjit Singh Academy during the final match of S.N. Vohra Under-14 Hockey Tournament at Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Defender of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy, Amritsar, tries to stop player of Surjit Singh Academy during the final match of S.N. Vohra Under-14 Hockey Tournament at Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Rahul, Anadita shine
Panchkula, August 26
Rahul beat Shivam Rana 19-21, 21-20, 21-13 in the boys’ U-13 (1st round) while Anadita gave a straight set defeat to Mehak 21-12, 21-11 in the girls’ group (1st round) on the opening day of the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship , held at Badminton Hall, Sector 3 Sports complex, here today.

Mixed luck for 9 Famous Club
Chandigarh, August 26
Anjali, Priyanka and Narinder chalked out victory with ease by contributing three homes each ably supported by Renu, Manisha, Reetu and Pooja, who made two homes apiece, that enabled 9 Famous Club to register win over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by 18-0 in the junior girls’ section of the 19th Junior and Sub-Junior Chandigarh State Softball Championship being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, in Sector 23, here today.

Manav Mangal beat Gurukul in TT meet
Panchkula, August 26
Anu Saini of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, emerged the winner in Kid Girls singles (under 10) and Cadet Girls (under 12) on the first day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship. The two-day meet is being organised by Panchkula District Table Tennis Association at Manav Mangal School, here.

Faridabad beat Chandigarh
Panchkula, August 26
Faridabad district was declared the winner in the U-22 Haryana Inter-District Cricket Match, against the Chandigarh team played at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here today. The reduced overs match had to be called off in between due to inclement weather and the final verdict was given in favour of Faridabad through spin of the coin as per the rules of the Haryana Cricket Association.

Tennis academy opened at St. John’s school
Chandigarh, August 26
To facilitate tennis aspirants, a new tennis academy comprising two full-size tennis courts (one synthetic and one clay court) and two mini courts has come up at St. John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.

Athletics championship from Aug 30
Mohali, August 26
The two-day Ist District Athletics Championships for Boys and Girls (U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20 years) will be held at Sports Stadium, Phase 8 here on August 30 and 31.


EO branch being computerised
Chandigarh, August 26
Information pertaining to over 60,000 files in the building branch of the Estate Office is being computerised. Work on feeding the data has already begun. Building plans of all allotted sites are being scanned so that information can be stored in a (CD), said a senior official.


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