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Train to Amritsar
Chandigarh, July 1
After a long period, Amritsar was today again linked by rail with the Chandigarh. Northern railway officials have, however, said the train was being run on a trial basis to gauge the response.


The train between Chandigarh and Amritsar leaves the Chandigarh railway station; and (right) sadhus travel on the train from Chandigarh to Allahabad on Sunday.
The train between Chandigarh and Amritsar leaves the Chandigarh railway station; and (right) sadhus travel on the train from Chandigarh to Allahabad on Sunday. — Tribune photos by Parvesh Chauhan

Robbers On Board
2 arrested
Chandigarh, July 1
The government railway police today arrested two persons on the allegations of drugging and robbing passengers travelling on trains. The accused were nabbed from the railway station here while roaming under suspicious circumstances.
Dharmanider and Vinod Kumar at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday.
Dharmanider and Vinod Kumar at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


EARLIER STORIES

Fire dept inept
Chandigarh, July 1
Despite tall claims of the MC, the department of fire and emergency services seems to be not only ill-equipped, but also ineffective. While on the one hand the MC is ready to spend lakhs to purchase expensive equipment like hydraulic platform and turntable ladders, on the other hand it does not even have independent toll-free numbers in case of an emergency.

Emergency services
No luck yet
Chandigarh, July 1
Following the BSNL network collapsing after a fire yesterday, the telecom and related services remained out of gear for the second day today. Efforts by BSNL engineers failed to revive the system till late in the evening and there are no chances of the services returning to normal even tomorrow.

PU Flip-Flop
Exam fee cut to Rs 3,150
Chandigarh, July 1
After days of confusion regarding the examination fee to be charged from students availing the “golden chance” as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations in September, the Panjab University authorities have rolled back the decision to charge Rs 10,000 from the students.

COMMUNITY

CBI no deterrent for corrupt cops
Chandigarh, July 1
The CBI, which has spread panic among corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, seems to be no deterrent for the Chandigarh police.

Who will recharge these wells?
Chandigarh, July 1
With the monsoon very much here, this year also the Chandigarh administration has failed to clean trench-cum-recharge wells constructed by the Central Ground Water Board in various sectors to harvest rainwater. Most of the structures, constructed on the request of the administration, are lying abandoned.

One of the rainwater harvesting wells in the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, which is surrounded by wild growth. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
One of the rainwater harvesting wells in the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, which is surrounded by wild growth.

Man killed
Lalru, July 1
Jaswant Singh, a shopkeeper, was killed in a road accident here last night.

Dr Pradeep Sharma Warm send-off to Dr Pradeep Sharma
Chandigarh, July 1
Dr Pradeep Sharma, city's renowned surgeon and head of the department of surgery, Government Hospital, Sector 16, retired after putting in 27 years of service here yesterday.

Residents form welfare society
Chandigarh, July 1
Residents of ward No. 2 (Sectors 12, 14, 15 and Khudda Lahora) have formed a society for public welfare under the chairmanship of Surinder Sharma, a social worker. The president of the PGI Campus Residents Welfare Society, R.K. Khainchi, is the general secretary of the society.

Parachute school unable to land on target
Chandigarh, July 1
There has been a huge deficit in training at the elite Parachute Training School (PTS). Most courses relating to para-trooping were unable to achieve targets during the past five years, while certain envisaged conversion courses were not held at all during the period.

Book on little-known facts of city proposed
Institutes, residents share anecdotes with Admin
Chandigarh, July 1
Some of the oldest institutes in Chandigarh that are now living monuments of city’s history will provide inputs to the Chandigarh Administration for a proposed publication on ‘Little known facts about Chandigarh.’

Private agents to help corpn in loan recovery
2,163 SC/BC Defaulters
Chandigarh, July 1
The Chandigarh Scheduled Castes Backward Castes Minority Financial Development Corporation (CSCBCMFDC) has listed 2,163 loan defaulters in different categories in the Union Territory and has decided to appoint private agents to hasten the recovery process.

Mani Majra residents go without power
Chandigarh, July 1
Residents of Mani Majra had an unpleasant weekly off this Sunday as the power supply remained cut off throughout the day. Against the announced power cut between 8 am and 12 noon, the residents were without power till 4 pm.

Zirakpur Woes
Township reeking of garbage
Zirakpur, July 1
Zirakpur, the township of apartments and shopping malls, lacks an effective garbage disposal system. A part of village Baltana has virtually turned into a garbage dump, posing a serious health hazard to the residents.

177 booked for traffic offences
Chandigarh, July 1
The Chandigarh traffic police today set up six pickets in various parts of the city and booked 177 motorists for various violations.

Inspector given farewell
Chandigarh, July 1
Members of the Society for Public Welfare, ward No. 2, organised a farewell function in honour of inspector Puran Chand, who retired as SHO of the Sector 11 police station on Saturday.

State Bank Day celebrated
Panchkula, July 1
The State Bank of India, Zonal Office, Haryana, celebrated State Bank Day by donating equipments, sweets, fruits and ration to the "Bal Sadan", a home for orphan and destitute children, here today.

 
CRIME

Two minor boys held for theft
Chandigarh, July 1
Two minor boys were caught while stealing parts of water tanks from a government residential colony in Sector 33 here this afternoon. The accused were residents of Burail village. According to eyewitnesses, there were four boys who were stopped by a resident of the locality while carrying bags containing parts of water tanks. However, two of the miscreants managed to give him the slip. The other two were later handed over to the police.

 
EDUCATION

Admissions
Big day today
Chandigarh, July 1
Thousands of students seeking admissions to various colleges in the city will queue up on the first day of counselling tomorrow.

Homework on sale
Chandigarh, July 1
Guess what is selling like hot cakes today? Summer vacation homework! With school vacations coming to an end, the race is on to have homework projects ready by tomorrow morning. And it is not the school students who are doing it. It’s now all about parents ‘outsourcing’ holiday homework to shops.

INSO demands student elections
Chandigarh, July 1
Members of the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) have demanded the elections for students' councils in all educational and professional institutions of Chandigarh. The elections are not being held at various institutions like PEC, PGI, GMCH 32, Dhanvantri College of Homeopathy and Government Home Science College, Sector 10.

 
CULTURE

Bollywood taps Croatia

Dev Anand takes lead with shooting
Chandigarh, July 1
Croatia, the picturesque Mediterranean country with a population of 4.6 million, is set emerge as the next Switzerland for Bollywood, with the evergreen Dev Anand announcing the shooting of his next venture in the country.


Boris Suran(centre), first secretary of the Croatian Embassy, is all ears as a speaker shares the tourism potential of the country in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Boris Suran(centre), first secretary of the Croatian Embassy, is all ears as a speaker shares the tourism potential of the country in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Ustad Aslam Sabri spells magic
Chandigarh, July 1
The felicity of rich Urdu and Sufiana poetry laced with mesmerising vocalism and accentuated by cadence by the great qawwali maestro, Aslam Sabri, brought alive the mysticism of the great Sufi saints at a captivating musical evening at the Moti Ram Arya School auditorium here today.
Aslam Sabri regales the audience during the State Bank of India circle day celebrations at Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Aslam Sabri regales the audience during the State Bank of India circle day celebrations at Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Cosmopolitan Chandigarh
Living life to the full
Chandigarh, July 1
Best known for their character of living life to the hilt, Rajasthanis started coming to Chandigarh in the early 60s. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the size of the community and today, there are about 300 Rajasthani families settled in the tricity.


Artistes perform at Rajasthani Art & Craft Festival 2007 organised by Rajasthan Bhavan in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
Artistes perform at Rajasthani Art & Craft Festival 2007 organised by Rajasthan Bhavan in Chandigarh.

Seminar on book
Chandigarh, July 1
The Punjab Sahit Akademi organised an interactive programme with well-acclaimed litterateur Sukhchain Singh Bhandari and a seminar on his latest book ‘Thakya Hoya Admi’ at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here today. The programme commenced with an introduction of the writer and his work by secretary general of the Punjab Arts Council Prof Rajpal Singh.

HEALTH

Free health camp organised
Chandigarh, July 1
A free health camp was held at Government Model School, Sector 21, for residents of the sector to celebrate Doctor’s Day today. Dr Rajan Chugh, an eye doctor specialising in laser surgery, examined patients and gave tips to prevent eye strain, especially in the computer era.

300 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, July 1
More than 300 workers and their family members had their medical check-up at a free camp at the community centre, Industrial Area, Phase I, here today. The camp was sponsored by the specialised commercial branch, State Bank of India, on the occasion of state bank day.

 
SPORTS

Inter-School Shooting Tourneys
Preeti, Surinder, Angad shoot bull’s eye
Mohali, July 1
Preeti Tomar clinched the top position in the peep sight air rifle (ISSF) junior women’s category in the 8th Punjab State Inter-School Shooting Championship-2007, which concluded at the shooting range at Phase 6 today.






                                                                   Angad Singh
Angad Singh


Hall of Fame
(From left) Sportspersons Deepak Thakur, N.S. Sodhi, Satinder Sharma, cricket coach D.P. Azad, S.S. Gill, Tarlochan Bawa and Harmeek Singh after they were honoured by the State Bank of India to mark State Bank Day at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
(From left) Sportspersons Deepak Thakur, N.S. Sodhi, Satinder Sharma, cricket coach D.P. Azad, S.S. Gill, Tarlochan Bawa and Harmeek Singh after they were honoured by the State Bank of India to mark State Bank Day at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Cricket
CCA-GNCA academy register win
Chandigarh, July 1
CCA-GNCA Cricket Academy beat Sector-16 Cricket Stadium by 29 runs in the Triangular U-13 Cricket Tournament at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, grounds here.

Sports calendar released
Chandigarh, July 1
The School Games Federation of India, after deliberations at the general council meeting held at Delhi recently, released its sports calendar here today.

ADMINISTRATION

Bhatt given charge of UT SSP
Chandigarh, July 1
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) (operations), Dinesh Bhatt, has been given the charge of UT SSP following the repatriation of SSP Gaurav Yadav to his parent cadre Punjab. Bhatt currently holds the charges of the vigilance department and the women and child support unit.



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