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70-yr-old widow found murdered
Circumstantial evidence hints at rape, robbery
Chandigarh, September 2
A 70-year-old widow, Sarla Rani Anand, was found murdered in her two-room tenement in Sector 15 here this evening. The body of the victim, which had started to decay, was found lying naked on a double bed in the bedroom of the corner house.
A police official inspects the house where a 70-year-old widow was found murdered A police official inspects the house where a 70-year-old widow was found murdered on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh


Adviser lays stone for cement topping
No ordinary road, this
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Lalit Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, today laid the foundation stone for topping of a cement concrete road between Sectors 31 and 32. This is the first road of its kind in the region.

Now, shell out more for city-Ambala travel
Chandigarh, September 2
Commuting between Chandigarh and Ambala has become costlier. With government transport corporations increasing the bus fare from Rs 26 to Rs 30, commuters will have to shell out more for travel between the two cities.

You can retain old numbers of vehicles
Chandigarh, September 2
It is good news for those sentimental about the registration number of their vehicles. The Chandigarh Administration has issued a notification allowing them to retain old numbers of their vehicles even if they go for a new buy. It is a known fact that many people are sentimental about the registration number of vehicles.

Higher liquor sales push up revenue in region
Chandigarh consumes 43,000 bottles of beer per day
Chandigarh, September 2
The revenue from sales of liquor and beer in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh has risen exceptionally since the new licensing system was introduced on April 1 this year. In Chandigarh, people have been virtually guzzling beer during the summer months and it could soon earn the sobriquet of being a ‘beer drinkers’ paradise’.


Work on 1,855 dwelling units in Chandi Mandir this month
Chandigarh, September 2
To offset the acute shortage of accommodation for married personnel, the Army is constructing 1,855 dwelling units in Chandi Mandir and a couple of other nearby military stations. The project, which begins this month, is scheduled to be completed by June 2008, sources revealed.

Need for girlchild-friendly society, says Bansal
Chandigarh, September 2
The Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, today emphasised on the need to counter female foeticide and promote girlchild-friendly society. He said women needed to assert themselves in order to counter the menace while adding that an effective legal order needed to be ensured for the protection of the girlchild.

Lalru incident turns political
Dera Bassi, September 2
The infamous Lalru incident, in which the police allegedly brutalised residents, has turned into a political football between the ruling Congress and the Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ahead of the February 2007 Punjab Assembly elections.

For the sake of the voiceless
Chandigarh, September 2
Seated behind his desk at the local branch of a national bank, Mohan Lal Phillauria comes across as any other government officer pacing through his day. “Saturdays are no more easy days. They are more hectic than you can ever imagine.

Satpal Maharaj stresses communal harmony
Chandigarh, September 2
As part of the two-day Sadbhavna Sammelan, Satpal Maharaj delivered a discourse at Exhibition Grounds in Sector 34 today.

Devotees gather in huge numbers to listen to a discourse of Satpal Maharaj on the occasion of Sadbhavna Sammelan at Exhibition Grounds in Sector-34, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Devotees gather in huge numbers to listen to a discourse of Satpal Maharaj on the occasion of Sadbhavna Sammelan at Exhibition Grounds in Sector-34, Chandigarh

Meeting on Yuva Shakti Abhiyan
Chandigarh, September 2
A high-profile meeting of Core Group for implementation of the Panchayati Raj Yuva Shakti Abhiyan in Punjab was held at the Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia Centre. The meeting was organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, in association with the CYP and the Department of Youth Services Sports, Punjab.

Subsidy cheques distributed
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Avtar Henry, Industries and Commerce and Environment Minister, Punjab, yesterday distributed margin money subsidy cheques worth Rs 1.5 crore to the beneficiaries, who have set up village industries in the state and have generated employment opportunities, at a function organised at Punjab Bhavan here.


Pimp, three call girls held
Panchkula, September 2
Three girls, allegedly involved in a call girl racket, and their pimp, Gian Chand, a resident of Maloya village, were arrested late last night by the police near the HUDA nursery. Produced in the district court, all four admitted to their involvement in the racket.

Woman raped
Chandigarh, September 2
A 20-year- old married woman was allegedly raped by two persons - Ramesh and Ramchand - while her husband was away to work in Mohali. According to information received here, the incident occurred at Ramesh’s place after he called her up on some pretext.


UBI’s new deposit scheme
Chandigarh, September 2
With a view to augmenting resources, the Union Bank of India today launched a new deposit scheme — Union Cash Certificate. Launching the scheme, Mr S.C. Sinha and Mr V.K. Dhingra, both General Managers, said the scheme offered an 8% rate of interest in a maturity period of three to four years.

MP lauds banks’ role in economic development
Chandigarh, September 2
Appreciating the role of nationalised banks in overall economic development, Mr Pawan Bansal,Union Minister of State for Finance, said here today that the challenge before the banks was to sustain the present credit growth rate of 32 per cent.


Students at a photo exhibition at St John’s School, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Students at a photo exhibition at St John’s School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Student campaign picks up steam
Chandigarh, September 2
Despite its being a holiday in Panjab University today, student politics was on full swing on its campus with student organisations campaigning in hostels.

Seminar on economic freedom index held
Chandigarh, September 2
“You are well aware that India is confronted with a large number of problems like poverty, health, education, floods, insurgency and terrorism.

KV Headmistress gets national award
Chandigarh, September 2
Never in her 33 years of teaching had Mrs Chander Ummatt, Headmistress of the primary wing of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, Chandigarh, thought that her passion would one day win her accolades at the national level.

Seminar on job prospects in Australia
Chandigarh, September 2
A seminar-cum-counselling session on job opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry in Australia was held at the local office of B.N. Overseas Educational Services here today.

6 engg students do institute proud
Dera Bassi, September 2
Six final-year students of the local Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology have done their institute proud. Their projects have been shortlisted for the All-India Project Competition of the Indian Society for Technical Education, Delhi.


Consumer Court
Power dues cannot be charged after 2 years
Chandigarh, September 2
In a judgment of far-reaching consequence, the Permanent Lok Adalat for Public Utility Services, Chandigarh, has held that the Electricity Department cannot realise charges or dues against a consumer after the expiry of two years since it became due.


PGI’s advice to hospitals
Chandigarh, September 2
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research has appealed to hospitals and other healthcare facilities in and around the city, besides hospitals in Punjab and Haryana, for referring only those patients to it who cannot be given medical treatment at their respective institutes due to non-availability of expertise or diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.

Over 5 pc school-goers suffer from asthma
Chandigarh, September 2
Over five per cent city-based schoolgoing children suffer from asthma. The disease has started gripping the children because of the changing lifestyle, food habits, pollution and consumption of oils and fats.

Students enlightened on healthy diet
Chandigarh, September 2
As part of its nutrition week programme, Fortis Hospital, Mohali today organised a “Talk On Nutrition” at Tender Heart School, Sector 33. Students in the age group of 8 to 12 attended the lecture.

99 donate blood
Zirakpur, September 2
As part of the birthday celebrations of senior SAD leader and former Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh, a blood donation camp was organised here today. The camp was organised under the aegis of the Dara Singh Memorial Trust by the residents of Zirakpur and adjoining areas.

Blood donation camp held
Chandigarh, September 2
Around 200 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised at KB-DAV School, Sector 7, here on Saturday. Teachers, staff, parents from various institutions of the city and Haryana donated blood.


Haryana thrash Chhattisgarh
Chandigarh, September 2
Spirited Haryana today thrashed Chhattisgarh by 10-1 on the second day of the fourth Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament (boys under-17) being played at Football Grounds, Sector 42, here.

3 wins for KV-31 in volleyball meet
Chandigarh, September 2
Kendriya Vidyala, Sector 31, Chandigarh, registered three convincing wins on the opening day of the regional-level volleyball (girls) tournament which commenced at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, High Grounds, here today.

A match in progress during a girls’ volleyball tournament at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, High Grounds, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A match in progress during a girls’ volleyball tournament at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, High Grounds, Chandigarh

Kuldeep wins triathlon title
Panchkula, September 2
Kuldeep of Panchkula won the boys’ under-14 triathlon event while 5 km walk event was won by Manju, also of Panchkula, on the concluding day of the 21st Haryana State Junior Athletics Championship at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.
The results: (boys’ under-20): 10,000m: Ashwani 1, Pradip 2 Sandip 3. Triple jump: Manoj Kumar 1, Manoj 2, Simen Malik 3.

A long jump event in progress during the 21st Haryana State Junior Athletics Championship at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

A long jump event in progress during the 21st Haryana State Junior Athletics Championship at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula

Dalvir best in discus throw
Chandigarh, September 2
Dalvir Singh of DAV College-10 gave an excellent performance in discus throw event, with a throw of 44.46 metres to bag the gold medal in the Chandigarh State Junior Athletic Championship-2006 which concluded at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

Choi kwang do camp begins
Panchkula, September 2
A two-day national-level choi kwang do martial art training camp- cum-seminar commenced at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today. The chief guest of the show, Grand Master Kwang Jo Choi, founder and president of the Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International, inaugurated the event.

Swimming trials on Sept 5
Chandigarh, September 2
Selection trials for the Chandigarh Swimming Team (Senior) will be held on September 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the swimming pool, Sector 23-D, here. The selected swimmers will participate in the 60th Senior National Aquatic Championship to be held at Bangalore from September 21 to 25.

Basketball meet
Chandigarh, September 2
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27-B clinched gold medal while Savera School, Sector 45, got silver medal in the basketball match (above-15) in boys’ category of the Basketball State Meet held by the Chandigarh chapter of the Special Olympics Bharat at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, here, today.



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