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Mohali readies for Khalsa march
Mohali, July 8
The Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Phase VIII here will turn into a virtual fortress tomorrow with over a thousand policemen on duty for the gathering of Sikhs.


Patiala Range IG L.K. Tewari (right) and Mohali SSP R.S. Khatra finalise traffic arrangements in view of the Khalsa march outside Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Mohali. Patiala Range IG L.K. Tewari (right) and Mohali SSP R.S. Khatra finalise traffic arrangements in view of the Khalsa march outside Amb Sahib Gurdwara in Mohali. — A Tribune photograph

Mohali boy dies saving friend in Canada
Mohali, July 8
Manteshwar Singh, 19-year-old son of Harbans Singh Sidhu, chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, lost his life while rescuing his friend from drowning in Canada last night.

Energy Park for city approved
Chandigarh, July 8
The Chandigarh Administration has approved an energy park in a corner of the Botanical Garden to promote the use of non-conventional sources of energy for public as well as private use. The department of science and technology has received Rs 88 lakh from the centre for the same.

Pay more for renewing driver’s licence
Chandigarh, July 8
Getting a driver’s licence renewed will cost you Rs 50 more. The Chandigarh administration has notified a hike in the fee charged by the registering and licensing authority.




EARLIER STORIES

The rain in Chandigarh on Sunday gifted the lotus plants in the Sukhna Lake with drops of pearls.
PEARL HARBOUR: The rain in Chandigarh on Sunday gifted the lotus plants in the Sukhna Lake with drops of pearls. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

11-yr-old boy run over by truck
Chandigarh, July 8
An 11-year-old boy of Indira Colony was crushed to death by a truck on the Khudda Ali Sher-Sketrai road here this morning. The victim, Sooraj, was on his cycle.

In Basta
Even after 14 months of murder, cops in a blind alley
Chandigarh, July 8 Fourteen months after a man in his mid-twenties was found brutally murdered in the forest area near Bapu Dham Colony here, the Chandigarh Police is yet to make a breakthrough. The case is confined to the record room at the Sector 9 headquarters as “untraced.” The police has even failed to establish the identity of the victim.

7-day mourning
The UT administration has announced a seven-day mourning as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, who died on Sunday.

 
COMMUNITY

Mauled by Malls - II
Reality belies builder’s claims
Chandigarh, July 8

The builder is unwilling to accept any unmanageable traffic problems at their City Emporio Mall in Phase I of Industrial Area. However, the ground reality indicates to chaos on roads once the mall is functional. Measuring around two acres, City Emporio, to come up later this year, will be among the biggest malls in the city. The project brochure prepared by the builder says the project will have twin parking for at least 500 vehicles.


Brother Kyle of St John’s dead
Chandigarh, July 8
Brother William Eugene Kyle, the superior of brothers at St John’s, Sector 26, and the school’s revered manager, breathed his last at a hospital in Mohali last night, where he had been admitted 10 days ago. Already suffering from a damaged heart on account of myocardial infarction, Brother Kyle died of irregular beating of the heart, a condition called cardiac arrhythmia.
Brother William Eugene Kyle


Kidney patient hanging by thread
Chandigarh, July 8
Jaswinder is back in the hospital, this time in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the PGI, even as he was operated upon for a kidney transplant on April 20.


                                                                          Jaswinder Singh
Jaswinder Singh

Entries invited for photography contest
Chandigarh, July 8
To promote photography among women residents of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, the Chandigarh administration has decided to organise a photography competition on "Chandigarh in the monsoons".

Pratibha not imposed by Left, says CPM leader
Chandigarh, July 8
A senior CPM leader today lamented the fact that the mud slinging in this presidential election had reduced to it to the level of a general election by the BJP-led NDA government. He categorically stated Congress-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil was not a ‘Left-imposed’ candidate.

                                                                                                 Nilotpal Basu

Nilotpal Basu

Left rule in West Bengal
CPM celebrates 30th anniversary
Chandigarh, July 8
The Punjab and Haryana units of the CPM celebrated the 30th anniversary of Left rule in West Bengal here today.


A section of CPM workers at a function organised to mark the 30th anniversary of Left government rule in West Bengal, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A section of CPM workers at a function organised to mark the 30th anniversary of Left government rule in West Bengal, in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Separate counters for elderly, women at passport office
Chandigarh, July 8
Senior citizens visiting the regional passport office will not be inconvenienced anymore as a separate counter will be set up for them at the regional passport office here from tomorrow, said regional passport officer Vitul Kumar.

Clouds play peekaboo with evening sun after rain lashed Chandigarh on Sunday.
Clouds play peekaboo with evening sun after rain lashed Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Deep Complex
Bansal assurance to residents
Chandigarh, July 8
Member of Parliament and minister of state for finance Pawan Kumar Bansal today assured the residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, that the administration was working out an arrangement to regularise the structures.

Armed Forces on mission green
Chandigarh, July 8
As part of the nationwide “Greening India” mission launched by the armed forces today, all major defence establishments of the city witnessed enthusiastic response from defence personnel and their families who came out in large numbers to plant saplings in and around the military and Air Force stations.

Mobile towers under scanner
Panchkula, July 8
Mushrooming mobile towers across the city have become an eyesore, dotting all commercial areas and even finding their way into residential areas. To make matters worse, none of the 60-odd mobile towers have paid a single penny as licence fee to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

Land Acquisition
Sohana residents hail SC decision
Mohali, July 8
Sohana residents today hailed the decision of the Supreme Court against acquisition of land by the Punjab Government. More than 40 residents of the village are protesting against the acquisition of their land by the government for carving out Sectors 76 to 80 in Mohali.

Bansal installs Rotary team
Chandigarh, July 8
Minister of state for finance and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal installed the new team of Rotary Chandigarh Central during a function at Kalagram, Mani Majra, last night.


The newly elected team of Rotary Chandigarh Central that was installed at a function at Kalagram, Mani Majra, on Saturday night.
The newly elected team of Rotary Chandigarh Central that was installed at a function at Kalagram, Mani Majra, on Saturday night.

Man found dead
Chandigarh, July 8
The body of a 50-year-old resident of Modern Housing Complex was found at his house here today.

‘Run for Fun’
Mohali, July 8
Canada Day celebrations were organised by World Wide Immigration and Consultancy Services Ltd., here today. The celebrations included a cricket match, followed by Run for Fun, an event organised to raise funds for needy children. Thousands of sports enthusiasts and fitness freaks from all over the tricity converged at the Asian headquarters of WWICS to participate in the event.

Brahmin bodies thank Mayawati
Panchkula, July 8
A meeting of various Brahmin organisations was held to express gratitude to UP Chief Minister Mayawati for giving representation to the community in various wings of the government and party setup here yesterday.

Tips given on self-defence
Chandigarh, July 8
The month-long free self-defence camps organised by the sports wing of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front concluded here today.

 
CRIME

31 held for drinking at public place
Chandigarh, July 8
In its special campaign against drinking in the open and at public places, the Chandigarh police on Friday nabbed 31 persons in raids conducted by various station house officers of the eastern area.

2 Mohali residents held for snatching
Chandigarh, July 8
The local police today arrested two Mohali residents accused of snatching a mobile phone from a Sector-39 resident.

 
BUSINESS

CSIO ties up with chemical co.
Chandigarh, July 8
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, (CSIO), signed a memorandum of understanding with Chemo-Electronic Laboratory, a unit of M/s United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), Vapi, Valsad district, Gujarat, here on Friday.

Wine lovers get a taste of good life
Chandigarh, July 8
City residents got a taste of wine at Indage Mega Wine Fest organised by Chateau Indage as part of its silver jubilee celebrations at the Chandigarh Club last night.The organisers ensured that the guests had a taste of the good life that comes with wine.

 
EDUCATION
COURTS

Contempt of Court
HC notice to Kalmadi, others

Chandigarh, July 8
After taking into consideration the submissions made by Chandigarh-based Wonderland Skate Club, a division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Rajiv Bhalla, on July 5 issued a contempt notice to Suresh Kalmadi, president of the Indian Olympics Association, and others for August 13.

 
CULTURE

Cosmopolitan Chandigarh
Widely spread, yet closely knit
Chandigarh, July 8
Though the Bhawalpuris belong to Bhawalpur, a province in Pakistan, and share similarities in language, faith and customs with the Punjabis, yet members of the community have maintained their identity and have preserved their cultural traditions. Known for their fearlessness and valour, many of them actively participated in the freedom movement.

Anjuman-2007
Young dancers cast spell
Chandigarh, July 8
The young prodigious danseuses brought alive the diverse folklore and classical dance traditions of many states in a cultural bonanza 'Anjuman-2007' at the Randhawa auditorium of Punjab Kala Bhavan here today.



Young artistes perform folk dance during Anjuman-2007 organised by Shri Sai Arts at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Sunday. — A
Tribune photograph


Young artistes perform folk dance during Anjuman-2007 organised by Shri Sai Arts at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Sunday.
HEALTH

New services at civil hospital
Mohali, July 8
The local Civil Hospital has introduced new services for the welfare of patients, even as it has witnessed an increase in the number of patients over the past many months.

Cancer curable if detected early: Doc
Chandigarh, July 8
Cancer is curable if detected early. Radiation, surgery and chemotherapy when used in combination help in curing of a large number of cancers in early stages. This was stated by Dr S.C. Sharma, professor and head, department of radiaotherapy, Regional Cancer Centre, PGI, here on Thursday.

 
SPORTS

ODI Arrangements
Australian delegation to meet UT officials
Chandigarh, July 8
An Australian delegation will meet officials of the Chandigarh administration and the Haryana Cricket Association on July 13 to discuss the upcoming one-day international (ODI) cricket match. The match will be played between India and Australia at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here on October 8.


A view of the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh. A view of the cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Match cancelled due to rains
Chandigarh, July 8
Due to sporadic rains in the city, the match between Lahore Schools XI and Media XI, to be held at the DAV Senior Secondary School - 8 grounds, was cancelled today.



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