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Misuse of Godowns
Notices trigger panic
Chandigarh, April 7
Panic bells have started to ring in the Industrial Area as the Chandigarh administration has issued more than 200 notices for misuse of godowns and other plots. A majority of offenders are engaged in commercial activity, particularly sale of products not manufactured here. This is not allowed under the allotment policy.

Dangerous Liaisons
Exploited widow reveals it all
Panchkula, April 7
A 25-year-old widow came to the city in search of a job and ended up with prostitution. She chose to bear the exploitation in exchange for money she needed desperately to send back home for her children aged four and five.

Cop suffers dog attack
Chandigarh, April 7
After honey bees, it’s now dog menace. And their favourite target seems to be cops. A Punjab Police sub inspector was attacked by a stray dog at the Sukhna Lake. He received serious bite injuries on his foot.

Nominated members back Mayor
Chandigarh, April 7
The nine nominated councillors today opposed the move by Congress councillors to bring a no-confidence motion against Mayor Harjinder Kaur, calling it politically motivated. The nominated councillors said they were “completely against it and would oppose it”.

Sex scandal
Victim’s statement recorded
Chandigarh, April 7
After framing charges against the 14 accused in the infamous Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal, the examination-in-chief of the main victim was recorded by District and Session Judge B.S. Mehndiratta today.




EARLIER STORIES

Rust-icated: A tree in Chandigarh’s Sector 30 wears a fascinating rust hue.
Rust-icated: A tree in Chandigarh’s Sector 30 wears a fascinating rust hue. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Poverty-hit, two commit suicide
Chandigarh, April 7
Poverty-struck, two persons committed suicide in the city today.

Ammo scam : Court documents ‘tampered’ with
Chandigarh, April 7
A fresh controversy over alleged tampering of documents was generated in the general court martial (GCM) trying two colonels and a JCO for alleged misappropriation of ammunition today.

COMMUNITY

Kang stands up for Nada residents
Mohali, April 7
Former minister Jagmohan Singh Kang today urged Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to issue a formal notification to delist the 707.70 hectare area of Nada, Karoran, Janta Colony and Kansal villages, falling in SAS Nagar district, from the Punjab Land Preservation Act.

A yoga class for school children in Al Fradiss. Army to provide free artificial limbs to mine victims in Lebanon
Chandigarh, April 7
The Army has initiated a mega project to provide free artificial limbs to mine and cluster-bomb victims in Lebanon, where it is deployed on a peacekeeping mission under a United Nations mandate.


A yoga class for school children in Al Fradiss.

BSNL takes Dera Bassi for a ride
Dera Bassi, April 7
The public sector telecom major, the BSNL, continues to live up to its reputation of “disconnecting India”. The competition from the private sector telecom operators have failed to wake up the telecom giant from its deep slumber if scores of “dead” telephones in certain villages of the subdivision are any indication.

Devotees dance at Baba Balak Nath Shobha Yatra in Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
Devotees dance at Baba Balak Nath Shobha Yatra in Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

‘Inferior’ tiles used for footpaths
Panchkula, April 7
President of the Panchkula Joint Welfare Associations Forum Hemant Kinger said on Thursday that the footpath tiles in internal parks and on road berms were of sub-standard quality.

Team inspects Sec-21 meat market
Chandigarh, April 7
Officers of the municipal corporation, Chandigarh, accompanied by supporting staff conducted a surprise inspection of the meat market, Sector 21, here this morning.

Mohali brawl aftermath
Youth attacked in hospital
Mohali, April 7
Two youths were injured when a youth was attacked by his opponents in Phase IX, industrial area, here today.

Mobile disconnection
Not too late for pre-paid subscribers
Chandigarh, April 7
Pre-paid mobile subscribers facing disconnection following their failure to submit mandatory identity proof can still save their connections by submitting necessary documents.

Captive breeding delivers white tiger cub at Chhat Bir zoo
Chandigarh, April 7
The captive breeding programme at the Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park at Chhat Bir, about 20 km from here, got a shot in the arm with Shanti, eight-year-old Royal Bengal tigress, delivering a white cub today.

Pleas sought for registration Nos
Chandigarh, April 7
The Chandigarh administration has sought applications from city residents for the new series (CH-04) of registration numbers for vehicles. The new series is likely to be started from May 1.

Most accident victims tipsy
Chandigarh, April 7
Over 50 per cent of the people reaching city hospitals after motor accidents are under the influence of alcohol. And, around 70 per cent of those who reach the trauma ward at the PGI emergency test positive for alcohol, say doctors at the hospital, which treats around 90 accident victims every day.

Letters
Poor roads
I have been a resident of Mohali for many years. Lately, I have observed poor civic conditions in Mohali. I am referring to the pathetic conditions of roads.

 
CRIME

Property dealer beaten up
Panchkula, April 7
Arun Kumar, a property dealer from Baltana and resident of Sector 19, was allegedly beaten up by a group of four boys. In his complaint to the police, he said he was forced to stop near the railway track in Sector 19 after somebody parked his car right in front of his vehicle.

Two held for stealing hardware
Chandigarh, April 7
Two persons were arrested for stealing computer parts from the shop they were working in Sector 17 yesterday.

 
BUSINESS

Tata officials and others at the launch of Palio Stile in Chandigarh. Palio Stile launched in city
Chandigarh, April 7
Powerful beams from double-barrel clear headlamps that target objects at night, tail-lamps that anyone would love to follow, easy-pull door handles that open into an all-new interior with plus beige upholstery and a classy dual-colour dashboard in warm browns and brushed metal - that's the new Palio Stile for you.

Tata officials and others at the launch of Palio Stile in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph.

 
EDUCATION


Gleeful students at Kundan International School, Sector 46, Chandigarh, which opened its branch on Saturday.
Time for merry-go-round: Gleeful students at Kundan International School, Sector 46, Chandigarh, which opened its branch on Saturday.

Students’ attendance in colleges up
Chandigarh, April 7
The number of students who are detained every year due to shortage of lectures has come down significantly across city colleges. Students of the various postgraduate and undergraduate courses who are short of lectures are denied their roll numbers each year and this has been a recurrent problem for college authorities in the city.

Parents strive as school, shop link thrives
Chandigarh, April 7
A nexus between bookshops and various schools is making a big hole in the parents’ pocket. Be it books, stationary items or school uniform, it is the parents who remain at the receiving end.

From Schools
The newly built complex of Asha School for special children was inaugurated at Chandimandir military station by the president, Western Command Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Mohini Daljeet Singh, on Saturday. World Health Day was also observed at Chandimandir.

S.C. Dhall, Kalka branch head, State Bank of Patiala, honours Shubham, who topped Class VIII examination of the Haryana Board of School Education. Bank honours Class VIII topper
Chandigarh, April 7
The Kalka branch of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) today honoured Shubham, a student of J.P. Gurukul School, Pinjore, for topping the Class VIII examination of the Haryana Board of School Education.


S.C. Dhall, Kalka branch head, State Bank of Patiala, honours Shubham, who topped Class VIII examination of the Haryana Board of School Education.

 
CULTURE

'Ramayana' staged at puppet show
‘Panchatantra’ being performed during Putul Yatra 2007 at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, April 7
While the intrusive audience was glued to their seats one hour before the commencement of the show, the fifth day of the ongoing festival of Indian puppetry witnessed an unprecedented rush at the Punjab Kala Bhavan complex, here, today. Local theatre and puppetry group Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA) staged a play ‘Ankhon Ki Basti-Masti Hi Masti.’


‘Panchatantra’ being performed during Putul Yatra 2007 at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

An ambassador of Indian culture
Chandigarh, April 7
Over the years Punjabis settled abroad have created a niche for themselves with significant contributions in their respective realms of profession.

Cultural feast at Baisakhi festival
Chandigarh, April 7
The municipal corporation, CITCO and Chandigarh administration will jointly organise a three-day Baisakhi festival from April 13.

Madan Madi regales audience during Plaza Carnival in Chandigarh. Madan Madi enthrals
Chandigarh, April 7
The intensity of Punjabi music found its true expressions in the musical renditions of Madan Madi, a popular Punjabi singer who delighted a large gathering at the Plaza carnival, here today. Madan has three albums to his credit, including ‘Hass Bol Ve, ‘Tera Naa’ and ‘Wafa’.


Madan Madi regales audience during Plaza Carnival in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Satinder Satti to sing now
Chandigarh, April 7
She is the latest vocalist to be added to the ever-growing Punjabi singers’ bandwagon. Anchor and actor Satinder Satti is all set to try her luck at singing with the release of her debut album ‘Peeng’ here today.

HEALTH

Hooda opens seminar
Chandigarh, April 7
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today assured doctors of accepting their genuine demands as state government was committed to the propagation of the profession.

Nasal, lung allergies similar: expert
Chandigarh, April 7
“Both nasal and lung allergies are manifestations of inflammation of the respiratory system, which is a common tract from nose to lungs. While different patients may show different symptoms belonging to either nose (rhinitis) or lungs (asthma), the mechanisms are similar,” said Dr Ruby Pawankar, professor of allergy and rhinology at Tokyo University, Japan, here today.

Mayor talks of priority health issues
Chandigarh, April 7
The World Health Day was celebrated by the School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, at the Urban Health Training Centre, Indira Colony, Mani Majra. The theme of the World Health Day 2007 is " International Health Security".

84 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, April 7
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Chandigarh east, organised a blood donation camp in association with its youth branch along with the Amar Seva Sadan; the State Bank of Patiala, Ram Darbar; and Lions Club Grace in the aid of thalassaemic children here on Saturday. Eighty-four units of blood were collected by the blood bank, PGI, which conducted the camp at Shri Shiv Manas Mandir, Phase II, Ram Darbar.

 
SPORTS

Mandeep Gill in action on the opening day of the YMCA Total Tennis Masters Championship at Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, Chandigarh Akshit upsets second seed
Chandigarh, April 7
Third seed Akshit Joshi of CLTA beat second seed Mandeep Gill 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the boys’ under-16 category on the opening day of the YMCA Total Tennis Masters Championship at Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here today.


Mandeep Gill in action on the opening day of the YMCA Total Tennis Masters Championship at Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

12 picked by Kolkata centre
Chandigarh, April 7
Twelve players of the 22 Chandigarh Football Academy-42 players, who completed their seven-year training in the academy, have been selected by the SAI Centre of Excellence, Kolkata.

Cricket trials on April 10
Chandigarh, April 7
Trials for the selection of the u-17 years cricket team of Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated with Punjab Cricket Association, will be held on April 10 at 3 pm in the DAV School , Sector 8, here.

AITA Talent Series
Eleven local boys in under-12 main draw
Chandigarh, April 7
Harmeet Singh of Chandigarh (15.25 points) is among 11 local boys who figure in the u-12 singles main draw of the AITA Talent Series being conducted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association at the CLTA complex in Sector 10 here.

 

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