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Mystery shrouds death of 32-year-old woman
Police books husband, in-laws
Chandigarh, August 27
A 32-year-old woman allegedly ended her life at her Sector 23 residence this here evening. The police has booked her husband, his father, mother and elder sister on allegation of abetment to suicide and subjecting a woman to cruelty on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s father.
A police officer examines the room in a house in Sector 23, Chandigarh, where a woman sustained burn injuries A police officer examines the room in a house in Sector 23, Chandigarh, where a woman sustained burn injuries on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


DNA reports awaited in child swap case
Chandigarh, August 27
Functioning of the ESI Hospital, Ram Darbar, has come under a scanner following allegation by a woman alleging swapping of her baby boy with a baby girl of another woman admitted to the same ward in connivance with hospital staff yesterday.

Two youths killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, August 27
Two youths hailing from Fatehabad district in Haryana were killed in a road accident late on Friday night at the Sector 36 and 37 dividing road. An unidentified vehicle rammed into their motorcycle.

Alleged conversions provoke protest
Mohali, August 27
Supporters of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal, the BJP and the Bhartiya Jan Shakti Party, raised slogans at the Phase I police station here today in protest against the alleged attempts at conversions at a church in Phase IIIA.

Protesters raise slogans inside the Phase-6 police station, Mohali, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Protesters raise slogans inside the Phase-6 police station, Mohali


Street children make a living by selling colourful balloons at railway light point in Chandigarh
IN ALL SHAPES & SIZES: Street children make a living by selling colourful balloons at railway light point in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

MC elections set to go “non-political”
After CBM, COSWAC to contest poll
Chandigarh, August 27
Tough days seem to be ahead for the mainstream political parties as the coming elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in December are set to go “non-political”. Close on the heels of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal deciding to contest the civic body poll, a body of residents’ welfare associations today decided to field two to three candidates for the elections.

Probe sought against HUDA officials for ‘allowing’ rehris
Panchkula, August 27
The Panchkula Joint Welfare Association Forum has demanded an inquiry by the Vigilance Department and action against officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, responsible for ‘encroachments’ by shopkeepers in markets and by roadside fruit and vegetable vendors.

City railway station to be modernised: Bansal
Assures more train services to Kerala
Chandigarh, August 27
Union Minister of State for Finance and Chandigarh MP Pawan Kumar Bansal today announced that the Chandigarh railway station was being planned as one of the most modern railway stations in the region.

Members of the Kerala Samajam Chandigarh prepare for the Onam celebrations in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Members of the Kerala Samajam Chandigarh prepare for the Onam celebrations in Chandigarh

Give more money for cow milk, farmers tell govt
Mohali, August 27
The Dairy Farmers Welfare Association (North India) has urged the Punjab Government to ensure that Milkfed gives a minimum of Rs 14 per litre for cow milk to make it profitable for dairy farms.

Special show for special children
Chandigarh, August 27
It was a special show for special children. A small gesture by renowned magician OP Sharma brought big smiles on the faces of hundreds of destitute children today.

Magician OP Sharma pulls a trick on the First Lady, Ms Jean Rodrigues (centre), at a magic show at Neelam Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Magician OP Sharma pulls a trick on the First Lady, Ms Jean Rodrigues (centre), at a magic show at Neelam Theatre in Chandigarh

Energy security discussed at seminar
Chandigarh, August 27
Experts in the field today discussed various aspects of the nation's energy security and the implications of the recent Indo-US nuclear deal at a seminar organised here by the Indian Doctors for Peace Development.

Ganesha Chaturthi celebrated
Chandigarh, August 27
The 250 Maharashtrian families settled in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula celebrated Ganesha Chaturthi in traditional style today. Gathering at Maharashtra Bhavan in Sector 19 this evening, the families participated in strength in the auspicious “Ganpati idol” installation ceremony, also called “sthapna”.


Gold jewellery stolen from two houses
Chandigarh, August 27
Mr Vinod Kumar of Sector 51 reported to the police alleging that two gold sets, two gold rings, three pairs of gold ear rings, 100 coins, a digital camera, clothes and Rs 12,000 were stolen from his residence during the intervening night of August 26 and 27.

Two held for cheating
Mohali, August 27
The police has booked two persons, including a patwari, on a charge of cheating. According to the police, the Land Acquisition Collector of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority had complained that Mr Sat Pal, patwari, and Mr Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Aujla village, had twice taken the compensation amount for 11.9 marla of land which was acquired by PUDA.


Now focus shifts to rural tourism
Chandigarh, August 27
With an aim to tap the huge potential in rural tourism and help in the economic uplift of villagers, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has asked banks to finance home- based rural tourism projects, by offering refinance assistance.


PU extends admission date to Sept 5
Chandigarh, August 27
The Panjab University Syndicate, at a meeting held late last night, extended the last date for admission in all colleges (arts, science and commerce) affiliated to the university, with permission of the Vice-Chancellor from August 31, 2006 to September 5, 2006, with late fee of Rs 1,100 (in case of each student).

Seminar on Business English Certificate at CEC
Mohali, August 27
Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, today organised a seminar on Business English Certificate Course in the college in collaboration with the British Council. The seminar was organised to give a firsthand knowledge about the course to students.

Induction course for PG teachers
Chandigarh, August 27
The valedictory function of the induction course for post-graduate teachers in history, geography and economics was organised at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The course had commenced on August 21.

Jean Rodrigues launches cosmetology course
Chandigarh August 27
"Opportunities are before you and you should work hard to attain the maximum advantage and benefits", said Mrs Jean Rodrigues, wife of the Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator , Gen S.F. Rodrigues. She was addressing trainees after inaugurating a three-month certificate course for cosmetology here today.

Students protest against hostel food
Chandigarh August 27
Students of Government College, Sector 11, here protested against the quality of food being served the hostel. The students, led by president of the Government College Students Union, Mr Jujhar Singh Savi, also protested against the hygiene of the bathrooms, adding that their written protest had not received any response.

Gurukul students, teachers shine in Fanta Fiesta
Panchkula, August 27
A team of The Gurukul, Sector 20, Panchkula, comprising Ridhhima and Hargun, students of Class IX, were declared the second runners-up in an inter-school debate in the on-going Fanta Fiesta contest with around 25 teams participating. They spoke on “Should attendance in schools be voluntary”.

‘Fruits day’ at Shivalik Public School
Mohali August 27
An inter-Shivalik declamation contest was organised in Shivalik Public School Phase-VI here on various topics. Sarita, Seema and Sarita Gulati from the Shivalik Institute of Research and Education adjudged the participants.

Kautilya Sutra translated into Punjabi
Chandigarh, August 27
Chanakya Sutra a Punjabi version of the all-time great ‘Kautilya Sutra’ translated by Mr ML Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, was released here today at a select gathering of intellectual and writers in a function presided over by well-known Sanskrit scholar, Dr Rama Kant Angiras.

Student bodies meeting on August 29
Chandigarh, August 27
The Indian National Student Organisation has convened an all student organisations meeting on August 29 at Students Centre in Panjab University to bring about a consensus regarding violence free, fair and less expensive student union elections.


FCI directed not to allow overloading of trucks
Chandigarh, August 27
In what could effectively put an end to overloading of trucks used by government agencies, including the Food Corporation of India, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the FCI to ensure that officers don’t allow overloading in trucks used by it to transport foodgrains.


Tributes paid to Mukesh
Chandigarh, August 27
The Payal musical club paid tributes to invincible maestro Mukesh on his thirtieth death anniversary at Tagore Theatre here today. The programme veritably titled “Mukesh ki yadein” included a repertoire of timeless melodies immortalised by the peerless singer.

Media workshop organised
Chandigarh, August 27
The Voice and Vision Media Academy organised a workshop on drama, theatre and films here today. Noted theatre personality Zulfikar Khan, giving tips to participants, informed that basic things such as emotional expression as well as a sense of the comic were necessary for a theatre person.


Working to reduce curable and preventable blindness
Chandigarh, August 27
As International Vice-President of the Lions movement, Mahendra Amarasuriya has been at the heart of several public health projects across the world. Just one of the many campaigns he has been inspiring is “Sight First”, Lions Club’s global initiative aimed at the reduction of curable and preventable blindness.
Mahendra Amarasuriya

Mahendra Amarasuriya

600 villagers examined at camp
Chandigarh, August 27
More than 600 residents of Kajheri village were examined at a health mela organised by the UT Health Department under the National Rural Health Mission at the village government high school, here today.

100 donate blood at camp
Chandigarh, August 27
Around 100 distributors participated in a blood donation camp organised by the Amway Opportunity Foundation in collaboration with the UT Red Cross Society at the office of Amway here yesterday.


SJOBA carnival gets off to rollicking start
Chandigarh, August 27
The SJOBA flood-lit tennis ball cricket carnival got off to a rollicking start with SJOBA members coming out in strength to test their skills against one another at St John’s ground, Sector 26, here today.

Subham spins Pkl to victory
Panchkula, August 27
A superb left-arm-spin bowling spell reading figures of 10 - 0 - 29 - 4 by Subham Bharti enabled Panchkula district to record a 9-run victory over the host Chandigarh in the opening match of the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket tournament for u-15 trophy conducted by the Haryana Cricket Association at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here, today.

SD, Khalsa College in Sam trophy final
Chandigarh, August 27
A fine ton by Ravi Inder (102) of Khalsa College, Patiala went in vain as his team lost to S.D. College, Sector 32, by four wickets in the semifinal of the Punjab State Inter College Tournament for Samuel Banerjee Trophy at DAV Sr Sec School, Sector 8, here today.

Takraw championship results
Chandigarh, August 27
Defending champion St. Joseph’s Coaching Centre-44, Runners-up Mount Carmel School-47 (A) team in the men’s category and in girls’ section defending champion St Joseph’s School-44 (Blue) and St Joseph’s School-44 (gray) team entered the final of the fifth Chandigarh Senior State Sepak Takraw Championship.

Shefali Garg rules the roost in TT meet
Panchkula, August 27
Shefali Garg of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, went home with triple title — sub-junior girls (under-14), junior girls (under-17) and women’s singles — on the final day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship that concluded at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, today.

Winners of various titles in a joyous mood on the final day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Winners of various titles in a joyous mood on the final day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula

Jyoti Nashia lifts badminton trophy
Panchkula, August 27
Jyoti Nashia beat Jyoti Rawat, 22-20, 15-21, 21-17, and lifted the trophy in the girls’ under-16 singles category of the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship at the Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Cycle rally by GCG-42
Chandigarh, August 27
A 30-minute cycling for a year can help in increasing the fitness, besides decreasing the risk of heart failure and the heart strokes.


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