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Nurseries in Mani Majra removed
Chandigarh, July 20
In a daylong drive, bulldozers of the Chandigarh administration today razed permanent structures in five private nurseries along the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway.

 

A JCB pulls down a structure at Durga Nursery in Mani Majra on Friday.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

A JCB pulls down a structure at Durga Nursery in Mani Majra on Friday.

Potter sends cash tills ringing
Chandigarh, July 20
He is back with a bang! It’s been two years since ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ was released and Potter fans are bursting at the seams to lay their hands on the seventh and final volume of this grandiose saga.

Court relief for PU Reader
Chandigarh, July 20 In a relief to N.K. Sehgal, Reader, department of evening studies,Panjab University, Mr Justice K.S. Garewal today pronounced that further disciplinary proceedings against him by the university could be kept in abeyance. A notice to the university was issued for August 17.


EARLIER STORIES

Oops! You just slipped on zamoa pulp
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh police control room (PCR) remained busy this afternoon on an unusual task. It received distress calls from several drivers of two-wheeler passing through Zamoa Avenue (road separating Sectors 10 and 11) as well as the Sectors 18, 19, 20 and 21 intersection.

Fire tenders clean the slush from the road separating Sectors 10 and 11 in Chandigarh on Friday.—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 
Fire tenders clean the slush from the road separating Sectors 10 and 11 in Chandigarh on Friday.


COMMUNITY

Rent defaulters set to lose homes
Chandigarh, July 19
As many as 84 allottees of one-room dwelling units in Sector 56, rehabilitated from the “Madrasi” colony in November 2006 under the small flats scheme of 2006, will be ousted from their homes because they figure on a list of payment defaulters compiled by the Chandigarh Housing Board.

Press site encroachments cleared
Chandigarh, July 19
The deputy commissioner-cum-estate officer, UT, today filed a status report before the high court that nearly 700 jhuggis existing on the press sites, Industrial Area, Phase I, had been removed.

Dr Pankaj Mala SharmaThe Vedic way to prevent AIDS
Chandigarh, July 20
The relevance is in believing in one’s roots and Dr Pankaj Mala Sharma is certain of it. In a paper she authored with two other experts, Dr Sharma, reader, department of music, and dean, faculty of design and fine art at Panjab University, has explained the significance of the Vedas in the prevention of AIDS.
The study, ‘Principles of Marriage and Reproductive Health during the Vedic Period: Relevance to Prevention of AIDS’, has been accepted as a poster presentation at the 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) to be held at Colombo in August.

Library to reopen after 3 weeks
Mohali, July 20
The municipal library will start functioning from Silvi Park in Phase X from July 23 after three weeks.

Power saving: PSEB sets example for others
Mohali, July 20
Save electricity. Most people just talk about it. Guess who has gone ahead and actually done it. The Punjab State Electricity Board itself.

Five youths injured in accident

Chandigarh, July 19
Five youngsters were injured when their speeding Scorpio collided with a Maruti Alto car at a rotary near Chandigarh Club tonight. The Scorpio went out of control and did a somersault thrice before coming to a halt.

Police officials inspect a Scorpio that toppled after colliding with an Alto car near the Chandigarh Club on Thursday night.—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 

Police officials inspect a Scorpio that toppled after colliding with an Alto car near the Chandigarh Club on Thursday night.

C’wealth workshop on leadership
Chandigarh, July 20
A five-day capacity and leadership development workshop for youth representatives of the commonwealth countries of Asia will be held at the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Asia Centre, here from July 23.

A day of protests in colleges

Chandigarh, July 20
It was a day of protests today in the city colleges. There have been numerous instances of strikes breaking in every now and then in all the colleges. The teaching and non-teaching staff of DAV College, Sector 10, today staged a dharna in front of the principal’s office in support of their demands for implementation of provident fund on total salary and encashment of earned leave.

Teaching and non-teaching staff of DAV College, Sector 10 protesting in support of their demands in front of the principal’s office in Chandigarh on Friday.

Teaching and non-teaching staff of DAV College, Sector 10 protesting in support of their demands in front of the principal’s office in Chandigarh on Friday.—Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahahjan

A scooterist caught in the rain in Chandigarh on Friday afternoon
A scooterist caught in the rain in Chandigarh on Friday afternoon. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

39 attend orientation programme
Chandigarh, July 20
The eight-week orientation programme for the management trainees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in aeronautics with the help of expertise in the Department of aeronautical engineering, Punjab Engineering College, got over today.

Oustees seek rehab draft
Chandigarh, July 20
The welfare society of authorised originals of 50 UT villages has demanded that a draft for the rehabilitation of oustees should be made.

Mauled By Malls
Civic amenities don’t matchup
Chandigarh, July 20
While work on three multiplexes-cum-malls has been progressing on a war footing, little is being done to upgrade basic civic amenities in the Industrial Area here.

Experts link river project to diseases
Chandigarh, July 20
The river linking project (RLP) in the country proposes to link 14 Himalayan rivers in the north and 16 peninsular rivers in the south but public health implications of such projects should be considered and control measures should be taken in the beginning only. 

Portrait gallery gets its “taj”
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh administration has decided to permanently display a “taj” (a cap made of cloth and tila) at the National Gallery of Portraits, Sector 17. The “taj” was presented by Bal Gangadhar Tilak to Sardar Ajit Singh in 1907 at the Surat session of the Congress to acknowledge his patriotism.

Stolen cars found in Ludhiana
Chandigarh, July 20
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police has brought six Maruti cars from Ludhiana which were stolen from various parts of the city.

Non-AC buses to go
Chandigarh, July 20
The local state transport authority has decided to phase out all non-AC buses and replace them with AC ones. To provide better public transportation facilities and make people shift from personal vehicles to public transport, the Chandigarh administration has been planning to provide more transport options.

Mother of two dies of burns
Panchkula, July 20
Anita Rani (23), a mother of two, was accidentally burnt to death, early this morning. The victim suffered burns while heating milk. “Rani accidentally hit the kerosene can lying near the stove. I tried my best to save her, but the fire spread very quickly,” said Surinder Kumar, the victim’s husband, who also suffered 35 per cent burn injuries. He is currently admitted to Government Hospital, Sector 6.

Sec 17 will be rid of illegal vendors
Chandigarh, July 20 The MC will not permit illegal vendors in Sector 17. A decision to this effect was taken at the finance and contract committee meeting yesterday. 

Labourer ends his life
Chandigarh, July 20
A 30-year-old labourer was found hanging from a tree in the Industrial Area early this morning. Ruling out the possibility of foul play behind his death, the police said it was a case of suicide.

Spreading peace on wheels
Zirakpur, July 20
Continuing his endeavour to skate across India for peace and harmony, ace roller skater and social worker Prakash Phand was welcomed by students of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, here today.

More IT counters
Chandigarh, July 20
The income tax department will be opening counters in the basement of Rajasthan Bhavan, Sector 33, for receiving income tax returns of taxpayers filing the returns with the deputy commissioner of income tax, circle5(1), Chandigarh, and all taxpayers of Sector 26 to 56, besides those who file their returns with Range-4 and Range-5.
These counters will operate between July 25 and July 31, except Sunday.—TNS

Mayor on SAD panel
Chandigarh, July 20
Mayor Harjinder Kaur has been appointed executive member of the high- powered political affairs committee of the SAD. Meanwhile, at a meeting of the mayor with the president and executive body of the Sector 34 gurdwara yesterday the decision of the administration to declare the city smoke free was welcomed.—TNS

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CRIME

Woman held with smack
Chandigarh, July 20
The special investigation cell of the Chandigarh police has arrested a woman for allegedly carrying 10 gm of smack.

 
EDUCATION

Maths Phobia
CBSE to help students
Chandigarh, July 20
Its good news for Class X students. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is now offering students an option of taking up alternative subject in lieu of compulsory subjects like mathematics if they are unable to pass in it, in the final board examination or compartment exams.

Students put up designs
Chandigarh, July 20
The 11th annual portfolio presentation and exhibition, organised today by the Dev Samaj Polytechnic for Women, Sector 45, was a visual treat for design lovers. Crafted by students of the two-year diploma course in fashion designing, the exhibition had everything from toddlers’ knick-knacks to college goers’ stuff. On display were colourful frills and laces, quilts and pillow covers, phulkari suits and dupattas, tie and dye handbags, colourful sequined shirts, western outfits and Punjabi suits.


COURTS

HSEB’s plea dumped by redress panel
Chandigarh, July 20
In a case transferred from the Haryana state consumer disputes redressal commission to the state consumer disputes commission, the commission has pointed out that there was nothing on record to show any substance in the plea by the HSEB.


 
CULTURE

Refashioning classics for new audiences
Chandigarh, July 20
Adapting classics is not easy. But Lillete Dubey does difficult things with a great deal of conviction and charm. The last time she won over the audiences was when she did Mahesh Dattani’s “Dance like a Man”. This time, she is back with a more challenging production - one that’s rated as the finest of Vijay Tendulkar’s fine plays. “Kanyadaan”, her latest, could well have slumbered in the Marathi performance space had it not been for Lillete’s keen interest in its “English” resurgence.

‘Kanyadaan’ shakes perceptions
Chandigarh, July 20
Theatre seldom moves you to the core and alter your perception of reigning realities. But Lillete Dubey’s latest English production “Kanyadaan” does precisely that. Located in a socialist, politically sensitive Marathi household, the play explores serious issues of caste divide, coexistence and idealism in an atmosphere wreathed in strain and strife.

A scene from "Kanyadaan" being staged at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. The play was sponsored by The Tribune and the Durga Das Foundation. —Tribune photo: Karam Singh
A scene from "Kanyadaan" being staged at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. The play was sponsored by The Tribune and the Durga Das Foundation.



HEALTH

LCD monitor at GMCH
Chandigarh, July 20
Patients and attendants at the GMCH waiting area would now be able to get hospital-related information as the authorities installed an LCD monitor and home theatre at the medical registration department here yesterday.


 
SPORTS

Youth Award
Sports department invites names
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh sports department has invited applications for the National Youth Award 2006-2007 to be conferred on individuals/voluntary organisations, who/which have rendered voluntary services in different fields.

Cricket trials today
Panckula, July 20
The trials to select the Panchkula district cricket team for the Pataudi Trophy will be held at DC Model School, Sector 7, Panchkula, tomorrow, at 3.30 pm. 

Thrill rei(g)ns supreme
Chandigarh, July 20
It is the thrill of riding a galloping horse that is attracting children to take equestrian sport as a part of life. Reigning in a magnificent beast seems to give them a feeling of invincibility and exhilaration, which perhaps no other sport may offer.

Young riders enjoy horse riding at the Lake Sports Club, Chandigarh.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Young riders enjoy horse riding at the Lake Sports Club, Chandigarh.

Top shooters getting raw deal: NRAI
New Delhi, July 20
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has sought government intervention on an “arbitrary” selection rule by the Association of Indian Universities to deprive top shooters of taking part in the upcoming 24th Universiade to be held in Bangkok, Thailand.

India colts whip Sri Lanka by 159 runs 
Colombo, July 20
Skipper Tanmay Srivastava (66) and Shreevats Goswami (77) led the charge in India U-19's crushing defeat over Sri Lanka U-19 by 159 runs in a tri-series tie at Police Park here today.

CCA announces team for Pataudi Trophy
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association, has selected following players to participate in the Haryana Inter-district Pataudi Trophy - 2007: Vipul Chadha, Amaya (wicket-keeper), Amandeep Sonkar, Sumit Kundu, Harkishan Kali, Micheal Vishal, Rocky Ratta, Sansar Bali, Sandeep Bhattacharya, Mansoor Ali Khan, Ajay Sikka, Shakun Verma, Arjun Puri, Karan Kherwal, Amit Sonkar, Yuvraj Anand, Vikas Chauhan and A.P. Singh (wicket-keeper)

Ravinder is judge
Chandigarh, July 20
Ravinder Chaudhry, secretary, Amateur Athletic Association, Chandigarh has been nominated as International Photo Finish Judge for the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held in Amman (Jordan) from July 25 to 29. He is also working as senior lecuturer of physical education in DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. —TNS


ADMINISTRATION

Appointment order withdrawn
Chandigarh, July 20
The Chandigarh administration has withdrawn the appointment order of S.S. Bida as chief engineer of the MC and repatriation order of S.K. Bansal as chief engineer of the MC to his parent state Haryana.—TNS



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