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Concrete moves to kill the green
Chandigarh, July 11
The engineering departments of the Chandigarh administration as well as the municipal corporation have unanimity on at least one issue - replacing green tops of footpaths and road medians with pre-cast concrete blocks.

Sec 16 stadium not for ICL
Kapil’s plans stumped
Chandigarh, July 11
Giving a jolt to the ambitious plans of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) to rope in the cricket stadium, Sector 16, as a venue for its tournaments, the Chandigarh administration today made it clear that it was not interested in any kind of tie-up with the parallel body to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).


Kapil Dev interacts with budding players at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh on Wednesday. Kapil Dev interacts with budding players at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



EARLIER STORIES

B Ed Admissions Today
But course yet to get NCTE affiliation
Chandigarh, July 11
Counselling for admissions to the Bachelor of Education 4-year integrated programme begins tomorrow, but Panjab University has yet to receive the mandatory affiliation from the National Council of Teachers’ Education (NCTE) for the same.

For driver’s licence, poll roll alone will do
Chandigarh, July 11
A voter ID card or ration card will not be admitted as proof of residence at the office of the registering and licensing authority (RLA).

NRI to invest $ 1 billion in Indian realty market
Chandigarh, July 11
Jaswinder Oberai, a successful NRI businessman of Swiss nationality, has returned to his native Punjab to start many real estate and other projects in the state. He is the founder and managing director of Synergy Asset Management, which manages over $ 1-billion assets of many major European and North American financial institutions and high-net worth individuals.


                                                                                      Jaswinder Oberai
Jaswinder Oberai

Be fair, defence counsel tells GCM
Chandigarh, July 11
The defence counsel, in a general court martial (GCM) trying a colonel here for alleged misappropriation of ammunition in the Kargil sector, today raised objections to the manner in which the trial proceedings were being conducted.

Army fears let-down in court
Promotes Brig
Chandigarh, July 11
After keeping a brigadier waiting for about two years and promoting an officer junior to him, the Army today issued his promotion orders a short while before the matter was scheduled to come up for hearing before the Delhi High Court.

COMMUNITY

Mauled by Malls
Experts debunk admin policy
Chandigarh, July 11
Norms on adequate parking spaces, smooth flow of traffic and strict environment controls should be followed while allowing multiplexes in the city. Though multiplexes are welcome, they should not become a source of public inconvenience.

Mohali IT Hub Plans
All noise, no funds
Mohali, July 11
Two years ago, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced at a mega conclave on IT that Rs 200 crore would be spent on the development of Mohali as a major IT hub.

Cops suspended for chaining juvenile
Chandigarh, July 11
The Punjab DGP today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the two police personnel allegedly responsible for chaining a juvenile accused admitted to the PGI have been placed under suspension.

Former councillor attacked by SP leader
Chandigarh, July 11
A former nominated councillor, P.C. Sanghi, has accused the president of the local unit of the Samajwadi Party and the husband of a councillor, of manhandling him in a park in Sector 21-B here this evening.

Legalise sting operations, says ex-CBI chief
Chandigarh, July 11
Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Joginder Singh is a strong supporter of sting operations saying these should be legalised to strengthen democracy.

Joginder underscores press freedom
Chandigarh, July 11
The freedom of press is vital for democracy. This was stated by Joginder Singh, former director of the CBI, today. He was in the city to launch Green Apple Foundation School of Journalism and New Media. The school would be run with technical assistance from Drake University, USA.


Former CBI director Joginder Singh discusses a point with D.S. Gill, president of the GAF School of Journalism and New Media, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Former CBI director Joginder Singh discusses a point with D.S. Gill, president of the GAF School of Journalism and New Media, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Beam Blues
Employees keep out of office
Chandigarh, July 11
Fearing that another portion of the beam supporting the roof in the estate office’s record room would fall, the employees spent the entire day sitting outside the room.

BLOOMING BEAUTY
A football lily flowers in a garden in Chandigarh.
A football lily flowers in a garden in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Elusive rain pushes humidity to 85 pc
Chandigarh, July 11
Chandigarh recorded the second sultriest day of July today, with the prevailing weather systems forcing humidity levels to rise. Absence of rain aggravated the situation.

Entries invited for children’s bravery awards
Chandigarh, July 11
The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), New Delhi, has invited applications for Bravery awards for 2007. Children between 8 to 18 years, who have shown exemplary courage in a difficult situation or have to their credit a meritorious deed, can apply. The achievement must have been made between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007.

28-yr-old youth found dead
Chandigarh, July 11
A 28-year-old man was found dead near Shahpur Chowk here this evening. Ruling out the possibility of foul play, the police said no visible injury mark was found on the body.

176 traffic violators booked
Chandigarh, July 11
The traffic police today booked 176 motorists for violating rules. The police had set up seven checking points in various parts of the city.

Demolition put off
Chandigarh, July 11
A demolition drive to remove unauthorised structures in Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, was given up after officials realised that they did not have adequate force to remove the structures. A number of people had gathered at the spot. The drive would be continued tomorrow. — TNS

Three hurt in accident
Mohali, July 11
Three persons were injured, one of them seriously, in an accident that took place on the road separating Phase V and IV here this afternoon.

Sec 11 showroom sealed
Panchkula, July 11
In compliance of the Supreme Court orders, a team led by former Delhi High Court judge R.N. Aggarwal today sealed a showroom in Sector 11 after a 10-day reprieve.

Carpenter run over by train
Panchkula, July 11
A 20-year-old carpenter, running a small business in Dhakoli, was crushed under a train at the Sector-19 level crossing this evening.

Sec 16 resident alleges theft of Rs 80,000
Panchkula, July 11
A resident of Sector 16, Rajinder Pal Gupta, yesterday alleged theft of Rs 80,000 from his house while the occupants were away.

Living in fear of dog attack
Mohali, July 11
Stray dogs have become a menace in certain localities here with the Municipal Council failing to launch a consistent drive to tackle the problem.

Sec 22 rotary — A site for traffic chaos
Chandigarh, July 11
The small rotary on the road dividing Sector 22 and Sector 17, opposite the ISBT, has made the area accident-prone. In the absence of any check, accidents, jams, and scuffles have become a routine affair here.


The traffic mess at the rotary near Sector 22, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
The traffic mess at the rotary near Sector 22, Chandigarh.

 
CRIME

Silverware stolen
Chandigarh, July 11
Rajinder Singh of Sector 21 has reported to the police that a TV set and silverware were stolen from his unit in Phase II, Industrial Area, during the intervening night of July 1 and 2.

 
EDUCATION

Class XI Admissions
Day VII: All science seats filled
Chandigarh, July 11
On the seventh day of counselling for the centralised admissions to Class XI for different schools of the city, 916 students were enrolled at the GMSSS-23, here, today.

Art College begins admissions
Chandigarh, July 11
The admission process for students seeking admission to 4-year BFA course at Government College of Art, Sector 10, began yesterday. Counselling for students in the general pool was held for all four disciplines - painting, sculpture, applied art and graphics (print making) - and 25 seats were filled, including one in the reserved category. The entrance test for the BFA was conducted on July 2 & 4.

Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan
UT to involve local bodies
Chandigarh, July 11
In order to streamline elementary education in the city, executive committee of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, Chandigarh, has decided to involve the community, elected representatives of the panchayati raj institutions, local bodies, PTAs and other groups at the grassroots in the management of elementary education at the school/cluster/village level in Chandigarh.

Prof Ahluwalia to head environment programme
Chandigarh, July 11
The ‘Environment Outreach Programme’ at the university will now be headed by Prof Arun D. Ahluwalia (geology). He was handed over the charge by vice-chancellor R.C. Sobti. At an informal meeting today, the professor spoke of his plans to reach out to students and teachers on environmental issues.

Eligibility criteria was violated
State award for suspended official
Chandigarh, July 11
Conferring of the state award for teachers for excellence to an official of the education department, apparently in violation of norms, has kicked up a storm in the teaching community.

Misconduct PUTA wants action against student
Chandigarh, July 11
PUTA has received a representation from the faculty of laws, signed by 21 teachers of the department, seeking “immediate action regarding the incident of misconduct by a student in the staff room of the department of laws on July 5”.

Conference of KV principals
Chandigarh, July 11
The gradation system at the primary level of education and fresh changes in the examination and evaluation systems dominated the proceedings at the annual conference of principals of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region. The conference was held at the Regional Institute of Co-operative Management, Sector 32, here, today.

 
CULTURE

Ghazal maestro spells magic
Chandigarh, July 11
Sham-e-Ghazal, a captivating programme by Lucknow-based young maestro Krishan Nand, was organised at Pracheen Kala Kendra here today. Krishna Nand impressed the city audience with the opening spell of ‘Mein kyaal hoon kisi aur ka mujhe sochta koyi aur hai’, a melodic lyric by poet Salim Kauser. Encouraged with adulation Nand, attempted to bring alive the element of pathos in another popular composition ‘Silsile tod gya voh sabhi jaate jaate’ by Ahmed Faraaz.





Ghazal singer Krishna Nand performs at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Ghazal singer Krishna Nand performs at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
HEALTH

Traffic cops examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, July 11
As many as 160 traffic police personnel were examined at a health camp organised by the Chandigarh traffic police in association with Big 92.7 FM in the Police Lines, Sector 26, today.

 
SPORTS

Finally, Lahore taste victory
Chandigarh, July 11
Visitors Lahore School XI from tasted their first victory beating hosts DAV Cricket Academy by 67 runs in the final match of Indo-Pak Brotherhood Cup at DAV Senior Secondary grounds here today.
A match between DAV Cricket Academy and Lahore School XI in progress at DAV Senior Secondary grounds, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
A match between DAV Cricket Academy and Lahore School XI in progress at DAV Senior Secondary grounds, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Kuljinder fashions Sec 16 Academy win
Chandigarh, July 11
A half century by Kuljinder enabled Sector 16 Academy beat Sector 36 GNPS Academy in the final of the Tri-Series of Under-13 Tournament at GNPS, Sector 36, grounds, here today.

Cricket trials
Panchkula, July 11
The Panchkula District Association (affiliated with the Haryana Cricket Association) will hold trials to select the district under-22 team on July 13 at DC Model School, Sector 7, at 3 pm.

SN Vohra meet
Chandigarh, July 11
The Chandigarh Cricket Association CCA is organising the 5th SN Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament for Under 15 years cricketers.

Archery meet on July 15
Chandigarh, July 11
To strengthen and sustain the interest of trainees in archery, the Lake Sports Complex will organise an open competition in archery “Indian Round” in different age groups on July 15.



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