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Rickshaws may go off main roads
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh administration is considering banning rickshaws on the city’s main roads, including the Madhya Marg and the Dakshin Marg.
The issue will be taken up when the new transport policy is placed before the adviser later this week by director of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking P.S. Shergill. Regulation of rickshaw traffic is top priority of the administration.

Two city judokas go missing
The girls were last seen at the railway station
Chandigarh, July 17
The police is on its toes following the disappearance of two teenaged girl judokas. The girls reportedly had supper at the residence of their friend, also a judoka, daughter of a woman head constable, at her Sector 17 residence on Sunday.

A temple which was being constructed for the last more than six months at a site on the corner of the road that leads to the Chandigarh Club
A temple which was being constructed for the last more than six months at a site on the corner of the road that leads to the Chandigarh Club. A handful of miscreants had started building the temple at the rear of the Sector 48 market, but following a hue and cry by locals, the administration had removed the structure some time ago. It seems the same persons have now chosen this site in front of the Punjab Police security camp. This is illegal and a traffic nuisance during festivals. Photo by Pramod Pushkarna





Zirakpur Woes
Implementing master plan difficult: MC 

Zirakpur, July 17
The municipal council here is in fix as to how to implement the Zirakpur Master Plan in the face of haphazard growth of the township over the years.

Acquisitions
UT pondering over higher relief

Chandigarh, July 17
Stung by criticism, the Chandigarh administration is contemplating higher compensation to those whose land it has acquired. However, it seems to be dragging feet on the issue. Under the new scheme of things, a uniform policy will be followed to determine the collector rate for acquisition of agricultural land.

CCET to have 2 heads
Chandigarh, July 17 The Chandigarh administration has decided to appoint two principals for the Chandigarh College for Engineering and Technology, Sector 26.One of the principals will head the degree college and the other diploma college in the same complex.

COMMUNITY

Distributors taking no chances with leaks
Chandigarh, July 17
Will Harry Potter die? No one is telling, least of all author J.K.Rowling who has spoken at length about ‘spoilers’ trying to ruin the end of the book for readers. 



A mother reads from Harry Potter to her child, at a bookstore in Chandigarh. 
— A Tribune photograph

A mother reads from Harry Potter to her child, at a bookstore in Chandigarh.

Smoking do’s and don’ts
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh administration today issued guidelines for the public under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act to create awareness.

MC chief misusing powers: EO
Mohali, July 17
The tussle between municipal council president Rajinder Singh Rana and executive officer J.S. Thind intensified today with the latter alleging that Rana had been misusing his powers.

Type 13 house allottees seek rights
Chandigarh, July 17 Members of the UT joint action committee (13 type houses) yesterday reiterated their demand for the transfer of their houses in the names of the occupants.

‘When I got a call from Balaji I couldn’t believe it’
Chandigarh, July 17
At 23 years of age, Pallavi Subhash, the protagonist of ‘Karam Apna Apna’, a daily soap on Star Plus, has already become a household name. Better known as Gauri in the serial, the telly girl was in town to promote her show. A thorough Mumbaikar, Pallavi was first seen on the small screen in ‘Tumhari Disha’. It was then that the lady luck smiled on her and Ekta Kapoor, the creative head of Balaji Telefilms noticed her work and offered her the role.

Pallavi Subhash
Pallavi Subhash

Insect in noodles
Chandigarh, July 17
Sandeep Singh, a Mohali-based real estate dealer, was in for a shock today when he found an insect in his noodles at Shivalikview.




The dish with an insect at Shivalikview, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Barber hangs himself
Chandigarh, July 17
Enraged over being thrashed by his employer following a financial dispute, Wasim (24), a barber, hanged himself at his Colony Number house late this afternoon.

Power department has egg on face
Chandigarh, July 17
The Chandigarh electricity department got a taste of its own medicine when it was asked recently to refund a substantial amount to a consumer, whom it had earlier charged with having a slow meter at his industrial unit.

Tips for safe driving
Turning off a major road

Letters

 
CRIME

Car dealer’s killers not identified yet
Zirakpur, July 17
The police is yet to identify the killers of 52-year-old car dealer Inder Pal Sharma, who was shot dead, late last night.

Cop hit by scooterist, injured
Chandigarh, July 17
A constable of the Chandigarh traffic police was today hurt after being hit by a scooterist on the road diving sectors 24 and 25.

Infant molested; boy sodomised
Chandigarh, July 17
Two incidents of child abuse were reported here today. In a separate incident, a minor girl was abducted from the city.

 
BUSINESS

Towers atop shops: 40 get notices
Panchkula, July 17
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has issued notices to 40 residents for allowing mobile companies to erect towers on commercial establishments without paying the requisite fee.

Constructions banned
Chandigarh, July 17 The district administration has told residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, that no fresh construction would be allowed.

 
EDUCATION

Another aviation academy launched
Chandigarh, July 17
Aptech Ltd. announced the launch of Avalon Aviation Academy, here today. The academy inaugurated by Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for co-operation Punjab is situated in Sector 34. Addressing a press conference, Preeti Malik, head Avalon Aviation Academy stated that the academy already has 24 such centers across the country.

School of film arts launched
Chandigarh, July 17
Noted producer and director Manmohan Singh launched the Green Apple Foundation School of Film Arts and Production (GAFSOFAP) with technical assistance from Toronto Film College, Canada, in Chandigarh. Singh is also on the advisory board of GAFSOFAP, which has tailor-made courses for all student types.

No practical exam for BPEd students
Chandigarh, July 17
There seems to be no end to woes for the students of the four year B.PEd course at the Government College, Sector 11. The course that was started in 2004 has always been inviting criticism from all quarters. Be it the issue of affiliation or the callous attitude of the college authorities to persuade the matter with NCTE.

From Schools and Colleges
Chandigarh
Essay competition: Bhumika Dhiman of St Stephen’s School-45 emerged winner in the junior category during the essay writing competition on “World Population Day”. The competition was organised by Hindustan Scouts and Guides, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Environment Department, at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, on Tuesday.

PU Notes
Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) felicitated 35 teachers who have joined Panjab University since August 2006 at the auditorium, Department of Evening Studies on campus on Tuesday.

 
CULTURE

Dept of Indian Theatre cries for revamp
Chandigarh, July 17
One of the most prestigious universities of the region, Panjab University, which boasts of a five-star status by NAAC, has not been able to live upto its status. Old chipped walls, wild plants, pits welcome visitors as one enters the Department of Indian theatre. 


The deserted look of the Department of Indian Theatre at Panjab University. 
— Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

HEALTH

Docs, mediapersons lock horns
Mohali, July 17
Doctors and media persons locked horns at the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, here this afternoon, leading to a chaos that lasted for over four hours. Patients were the most harassed lot. The police had to be called in and it was only when the two sides had lodged formal complaints with the police that the situation came back to normal.

 
SPORTS

Army Green pip Navy 
Chandigarh, July 17
Army Green pipped Indian Navy 4-3 via a tiebreaker on the second day of the 55 th Inter-Services Hockey Championship being held at the Sector 42 hockey stadium here today.

A match between Army Green and Indian Navy teams in progress on the second day of the 55th Inter-Services Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 hockey stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo byVinay Malik
A match between Army Green and Indian Navy teams in progress on the second day of the 55th Inter-Services Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 hockey stadium, Chandigarh

16 teams for J.P. Atray cricket tourney
Chandigarh, July 17
As many as 16 teams will participate in the 14th edition of the All-India J.P. Atray Cricket Tournament scheduled to be held from September 17 to 30.

Cricket
Sutixen shines in Vivek win

Chandigarh, July 17
An all-round performance by Sutixen Mehta (42 runs n o, 3 for 18) helped the Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, to beat the Royal Cricket Club, Delhi, by four wickets in the quarterfinal of the Fifth Amarnath Bakshi Memorial Cricket Cup 2007 being played at Yamunanagar.

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