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Practice of retaining officials facing charges
HC issues notice to adviser, IG
Chandigarh, July 18
A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Mr Justice Mahesh Grover issued a notice to the UT Adviser for October 13, the IG and the chief engineer on a PIL seeking an inquiry into the “strange” practice of retaining in service a number of officials “facing or guilty of corruption charges.”

Woman hangs herself to death
Suicide note blames husband, in-laws
Chandigarh, July 18
Amardeep Singh, husband of Deepika (second from left), his father and brother being taken in police custody. A 24-year-old housewife hanged herself to death at her Sector 50 residence here in the wee hours today. 

Amardeep Singh, husband of Deepika (second from left), his father and brother being taken in police custody. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Schoolboy thrashed: PSHRC takes note
Chandigarh, July 18
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) today took notice of a Tribune report titled ‘Boy thrashed by teacher for skipping school’ and sought a report from the education department.

HC: Explain misuse of official cars
Chandigarh, July 18
A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Mr Justice Mahesh Grover, today issued notice to Haryana, the UT Administration and the SHO of the Sector 36 police station over a PIL on misuse of official cars of the Haryana government.


Never say die: Shopkeepers of Phase 3BI rehri market, Mohali, who have set up shop in the open. Month after fire, it’s back to business
Mohali, July 18
More than a month after having lost their means of livelihood in a fire that gutted the Phase 3B I rehri market here, shopkeepers today decided to begin business again from the parking site opposite the market and booths adjacent to the market.

Never say die: Shopkeepers of Phase 3BI rehri market, Mohali, who have set up shop in the open. — A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Yoga camp in gurdwara stopped
Mohali, July 18
SGPC member Hardeep Singh today alleged that the RSS was making attempts to enter gurdwaras in the town in the garb of yoga camps where it would try to propagate its philosophy among persons attending such camps.

Work on highway hangs fire
Chandigarh, July 18
Public convenience is not a priority with the administration. This is evident from the pending work on widening the incomplete portions of the highway along the Industrial Area, Phase II.

Woman dies; husband blames doctor
Panchkula, July 18
A 35-year-old resident of Azad Colony in Sector 21 died under mysterious circumstances late last night. In his complaint to the doctor, Phool Chand, husband of the deceased, Triful, alleged administration of wrong medicine by a private doctor.

The HPTTL on display at the Sector 17 fire station, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Another HPTTL for fire dept
Chandigarh, July 18
The second hydraulic platform-cum-turntable ladder (HPTTL) imported by the MC was today formally commissioned by Harjinder Kaur, mayor, to the fire and emergency services department.


The HPTTL on display at the Sector 17 fire station, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Satya Pal Jain replaced
Chandigarh, July 18
BJP former MP Satya Pal Jain will no longer be the national convener of the legal cell of the BJP. Pinky Anand, a Supreme Court advocate, will be appointed in his place.

Science grad questions laws of physics
Chandigarh, July 18
Ramesh Varma, a science graduate and a businessman, has thrown a “world challenge” and questioned the basics of astronomy and physics.

CSD canteen to remain shut for 10 days
Chandigarh, July 18
The CSD canteen in Sector 21 will remain closed from July 22 to 31. According to sources, this is being done to facilitate the installation of smart card equipment. All purchases would be through smart cards.

Protest over sealing of house
Chandigarh, July 18
Protesting against the sealing of a house by the authorities concerned, residents protested in Sector 32 here last night.

Guv’s evening out with the elderly
Chandigarh, July 18
The UT administrator and Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), and his wife met senior citizens at Sukhna Lake today.

Smoking
Welfare bodies roped in
Chandigarh, July 18
The Chandigarh police has sought the cooperation of market welfare associations, resident welfare associations, taxi and auto unions and representative bodies of residents for the effective implementation of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act.

Include defence man on pay panel, says committee
Mohali, July 18
The All-India Defence Brotherhood has demanded that the Sixth Pay Commission should protect the interests of personnel from the defence services but no serving or retired defence official has been made a member of the commission despite several requests.

 
CRIME

Two rob Sec 25 resident, arrested
Amar and Mohammad Matlub, accused of robbing a Sector 25 resident, being taken to court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, July 18
The police arrested two persons late on Tuesday night after they allegedly robbed a Sector 25 resident on revolver point. The police seized a countrymade revolver, 10 cartridges and a knife, besides recovering a stolen motorcycle and two scooters, from them.

Amar and Mohammad Matlub, accused of robbing a Sector 25 resident, being taken to court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

 
BUSINESS

Plan to cut VAT on some items hailed
Chandigarh, July 18
PHD Chamber hailed the Punjab Government's decision to launch a scheme for one-time settlement to clear sales tax arrears of trade and industry for the pre-VAT period.

Incentives to encourage savings scheme
Panchkula, July 18
The Haryana government has given special concessions to women to encourage small savings so that they can contribute to the upliftment of their families and strengthen their financial position.

 
EDUCATION

India priority in education, says British Council head
Rod Pryde Chandigarh, July 18
As director of the British Council in India and Sri Lanka and as minister for cultural affairs at the British High Commission in India, Rod Pryde believes that education is the key in its relationship with India. “This is not based on what the UK wishes to promote and strengthen but what works for India. For, cultural relations are all about mutuality and not push,” he says.

Creating awareness on environment issues
Chandigarh, July 18
Panjab University is determined to record its place in the annals of environmental activism. It has been just over a week since professor of geology, Arun Ahluwalia, has been appointed as the point person for the university’s Environment Outreach Programme and an action plan is already in place.

Students excited as colleges reopen
Chandigarh, July 18
Finally long wait for the fresh pass outs of school students is over. The colleges across the city are back to their usual buzz of activities. It was a mixed bag of students for the new academic session. While many of the students have been planning for the D-day since months now there were others who were apprehensive to come to college.

Swami Sachidananda Bharathi, interacts with the staff and students of St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45 in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. From Schools & Colleges
Programme on peace
Swami Sachidananda Bharathi of Dharma Bharathi Ashram visited Chandigarh as part of Desh Vandana 2007, an All-India Peace Pilgrimage started by him. The staff and students of St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45 got an opportunity to listen to and interact with Swamiji. The programme on peace was organised by Gerald John Mathias, Bishop of Shimla and Chandigarh Diocese.

Swami Sachidananda Bharathi, interacts with the staff and students of St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45 in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PU Notes
Developing global perspectives among students
EduCare India in association with Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University conducted a programme on developing global perspectives amongst students and the youth in India at the Golden Jubilee Hall on campus on Wednesday.

Luring slum children to join schools
Chandigarh, July 18
With an aim to bring the children belonging to slum areas into the mainstream of study programme under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan, a meeting cum training programme on cluster level was conducted at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, here, today.

SOPU issue resolved
Chandigarh, July 18
The committee set up under Justice (retd.) S.K. Jain to look into the confrontation between the president of the students’ organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) Harpreet Singh Multani and chairman, department of Law, Shashi K Sharma resulted in a resolution yesterday.

COURTS

Credit card error: Bank told to pay relief
Chandigarh, July 18
Getting a credit card turned out to be a nightmare for Shiv Dev Kumar. Though he did not use the card, he received bills of some other card.

 
CULTURE

Salil Bhatt giving veena recital at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35 in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Salil Bhatt spells magic
Chandigarh, July 18
The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a special classical music concert by the world acclaimed young Satvik Veena maestro, Salil Bhatt to mark the release of his latest album “Slide to Freedom” Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.


Salil Bhatt giving veena recital at Pracheen Kala Kendra, Sector 35 in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Live the Potter hype
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 18 It is not just the excitement that bookstores and libraries are offering by placing the Harry Potter grand finale in your hands, they are also offering you a chance to be part of the Potter mania.

For Potter fans
Chandigarh, July 18
For much awaited Harry Potter fans, Spice Telecom will be bringing him (Harry Potter) on to their mobiles. They will be launching Harry Potter games, wallpapers, animations, video tones MP3.

HEALTH

200 MBA students donate blood
Mohali, July 18
The Cost Accountant Society organised a blood donation camp at ICFAI Business School, Chandigarh. As many as 200 MBA students, including 72 girls, donated blood. Rajesh Verma, DGM, Spice Telecommunications, inaugurated the camp.

 
SPORTS

IAF, Army Red to clash for title
Chandigarh, July 18
A semi-final match between Army Green and Indian Air Force in progress during the Inter-Services Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Indian Air Force (IAF) will take on defending champions Army Red in the final of the 55th Inter-Services Hockey Championship to be held at the Sector 42 hockey stadium here tomorrow.

A semi-final match between Army Green and Indian Air Force in progress during the Inter-Services Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Jaskaranbir stars in CCA win
A batsman of the CCA (Punjab) in action during the final match of the Fifth S.N. Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, on Wednesday. Chandigarh, July 18
The CCA (Punjab) lifted the trophy, beating Mohali District by seven runs in the final match of the Fifth S.N. Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament concluded at DAV Public Senior Secondary School, here, today.

A batsman of the CCA (Punjab) in action during the final match of the Fifth S.N. Vohra Memorial Cricket Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Tarundeep clinches u-12 golf title
Chandigarh, July 18
Tarundeep Singh Chadha, a Class-VIII student of St John's School, has made a mark in the national sub-junior golf circuit. He is just back from Lucknow after clinching the u-12 title in the Northern India Junior/Sub-junior Golf Championship last week.

101 sports seats for PU colleges
Chandigarh, July 18
The Punjab sports department has allotted 101 sports-wing seats (boys and girls) in different sports disciplines to various colleges affiliated to Panjab University (PU) for the upcoming session. While six colleges affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, have got 115 seats, colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University have got 300 seats.

CLTA trainees bring laurels
Chandigarh, July 18
CLTA trainees Parul Verma and Shiva Sangwan have brought laurels to the city by finishing runners-up in the ITF Grade IV Tennis Tournament in Demuskus, Syria.

CCA Gold Cup from July 21
Chandigarh, July 18
The Chandigarh Cricket Association will organise the CCA Gold Cup for u-11 players from July 21 at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here.

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