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PGI keeps out HIV+ patient
Chandigarh, July 21
Patients with HIV symptoms visiting the PGI are a lost lot.There is none to guide them on the timings of the clinic.The waiting period stretches to more than four hours and doctors remain inaccessible, having to shuffle between clinics.

Naya Gaon Case
NHRC seeks report from home secy
Chandigarh, July 21
Taking cognizance of a complaint filed by the Global Human Rights Council against the alleged brutal beating of residents of Janata Colony, Naya Gaon, sometime ago by the UT police and administration officials, the NHRC has sought a report from the UT home secretary.

City wakes up to Potter magic
Chandigarh, July 21
Tanvi, Sourabh, Tushar, Bismark and Amitabh dress up as characters from “Harry Potter” in Chandigarh on Saturday. The Harry Potter party began early this morning with fans lining up from 5 am to ensure they got their copies first. And the bookstores did not disappoint.

SPOT ‘POTTER’: (From left) Tanvi, Sourabh, Tushar, Bismark and Amitabh dress up as characters from “Harry Potter” in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

EARLIER STORIES

Meanwhile, some people pottered about
A “plant lover” carries two plants from Durga nursery, Mani Majra, on Saturday evening. Chandigarh, July 21
A day after bulldozers of the Chandigarh administration razed private plant nurseries along the Chandigarh-Panchkula highway, it was a windfall for “plant seekers”.



ALL FOR FREE: A “plant lover” carries two plants from Durga nursery, Mani Majra, on Saturday evening. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Estranged, man hangs himself
Chandigarh, July 21
Fed up with solitary existence, a 27-year-old man hanged himself to death at his Dhanas house here this morning.

Sale of panchayat land
Notices to 4 Mauli Jagran panches
Chandigarh, July 21
The director of Panchayat, Chandigarh, has issued notices to four members of the Mauli Jagran gram panchayat in connection with an alleged scam of sale of panchayat land.

COMMUNITY

Ex-servicemen express concern over suicides
Chandigarh, July 21 Expressing alarm over the high number of suicides in the Army, a local ex-servicemen’s association has urged the President to seek a detailed report on these cases from the Army Headquarters.

Students of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design showcase their creations at ‘Trendz-2007’, held at Mohali Club on Saturday.
Students of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design showcase their creations at ‘Trendz-2007’, held at Mohali Club on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

UT plans transport revamp
Chandigarh, July 21
To popularise the mass transport system and reduce private vehicles on roads, the Chandigarh administration is working out details of bus routes. Mini-buses that ply every five minutes within sectors to supply traffic to the main grid is seen as the best alternative.

Woman dead, kin blames hospital
Panchkula, July 21
Twenty-one-year old Afsana Khantoon died after doctors allegedly failed to attend to her for nearly two hours at the General Hospital, Sector 6, yesterday. The husband of the deceased, Badruddin Khan, a daily wager, said his wife fell ill a few days back after which he consulted a doctor at the General Hospital, Sector 6, and took home some medicines.

Experts link river project to diseases
Chandigarh, July 21
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. These were the views of experts assembled here from different departments for a discussion on the prevention and control of vector borne diseases here.

A bumpy ride all the way
Chandigarh, July 21
Tall claims of the administration to provide state-of-the-art roads notwithstanding, sections of roads continue to be traveller’s nightmares, particularly in southern sectors.

Neeru Chopra Kidney patient needs help
Chandigarh, July 21
There seems to be no end to the woes of Neeru Chopra, a 35-year-old resident of Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh. Deserted by husband, mother of two children is living with her mother as the father and lone brother had already died.

Tribune staff guided on IT return forms
Chandigarh, July 21
Several misconceptions regarding the filing of individual income tax returns were removed at an audio-visual presentation organised by the Income Tax Department for The Tribune Trust employees here today.

Sec-17 traders demand regular power supply
Chandigarh, July 21
The Traders Association of Sector 17 has demanded uninterrupted power supply to the main shopping centre in Sector 17.

Fire brigade face staff shortage
Mohali, July 21
SAS Nagar deputy commissioner H.I.S. Garewal has been asked by the department of local government to send back employees of the local fire brigade, which was facing a shortage of staff.

Surprise check at railway station
Chandigarh, July 21
Personnel of the Railway Protection Force and the GRP conduct a surprise security check at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. It was a day of hectic activity at the Chandigarh railway station where passengers were greeted by sniffer dogs early this morning. In command were the personnel of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the General Railway Police (GRP), who swooped on to the bogies of incoming and outgoing trains to conduct a surprise security check.

Personnel of the Railway Protection Force and the GRP conduct a surprise security check at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Lawyer donates ambulance
Chandigarh, July 21
Asking lawyers to be conscious of their social responsiblities and work for charitable causes, lawyer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Rajiv Atma Ram yesterday donated a fully equipped ambulance to the High Court Bar Association.

MC to decide
New fire tender for Mohali
Mohali, July 21
A proposal to purchase a modern fire tender at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore will be discussed in the monthly meeting of the municipal council on July 25.

277 motorists booked
Chandigarh, July 21
The traffic police today booked 277 motorists for violating traffic rules and regulation. The police set up seven pickets at various parts in the city.

BJYM activists burn the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Chandigarh on Saturday. Job quota: PM’s effigy burnt
Chandigarh, July 21
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Sector 34-35 roundabout against reservation in jobs for Muslims by the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh.

BJYM activists burn the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

UT’s drive against foeticide
Chandigarh, July 21
As part of the UT Administration’s campaign against the menace of female foeticide, a 5-day workshop on gender sensitisation for the college lecturers of the city will be held on July 23 by Raji P Shrivastava, special secretary finance and director higher education, UT, Chandigarh.

Freedom fighter dead
Chandigarh, July 21
Freedom fighter Dr Om Parkash Dhir died here on Monday.

 
CRIME

Man duped of Rs 9.95 lakh
Chandigarh, July 21
A Sector 49 resident allegedly duped a man of over Rs 9 lakh on the pretext of selling him a house.

Woman killed as auto hits cycle
Chandigarh, July 21
A woman was killed while three others suffered injuries in three accidents occurred in different parts of the city in the past 24 hours.

Shimla man cheated
Chandigarh, July 21
A Shimla resident was conned by some men who distracted his driver’s attention and decamped with a suitcase containing Rs 35,000 and documents.

Missing girls are back home
Chandigarh, July 21
Missing since July 17, the two teenager girl judokas came home today, ending the speculations surrounding their absence.

Property dealer booked for misbehaving with woman
Chandigarh, July 21
The police yesterday booked a property dealer and two of his associates for outraging the modesty of a woman and criminal intimidation.

3 women held for picking pocket
Panchkula, July 21
Three pickpockets, Nikita (28), Bubli (20) and Madhu (35), were arrested from the bus stand at Old Panchkula while they were trying to flee from the city after picking a pocket.

 
BUSINESS

Mobilisation campaign by PNB
Chandigarh, July 21
Punjab National Bank has launched a current and saving accounts mobilisation campaign. The move officials stated has been initiated to penetrate into the masses to expand its customer base and also mobilization of high value accounts during the campaign.

 
EDUCATION

Students harassed during admissions
Chandigarh, July 21
About 20 students of Bcom (II) of the Government College, Sector 11 attending classes at Government College, Sector 19, for what can be called as a temporary arrangement for over past a year, have virtually nowhere to go now.

Teachers refuse to work with school in charge
Students watch while staff fight
Panchkula, July 21
It was a forced holiday for around 250 students of Government Middle School, Nada village, here today, as staff members took to fighting in the open.

Students of Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, Chandigarh, participate in a rally on the concluding day of Environment Week on Friday.Environment Week
Rally by students
Chandigarh, July 21
A rally was taken out by the students of Shishu Niketan Public School of Sector 43 on the concluding day of Environment Week celebrated by the school here yesterday.

Students of Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, Chandigarh, participate in a rally on the concluding day of Environment Week on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

NCC cadets plant trees
Chandigarh, July 21
As part of an ongoing campaign to preserve the environment, over 100 NCC cadets of the No. 1 naval Chandigarh unit planted 100 saplings of various medicinal plants on the premises of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here yesterday.

 
CULTURE

An evening of stories
Chandigarh, July 21
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi organised a kahani darbar wherein well-known short story writers Ram Sarup Anakhi, Ratan Chand Ratnesh and Dr Renu Behl presented their choicest short stories in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu, respectively. Punjabi story "Lohe Da Gate", weaved in the pastoral idiom by S.S. Ankhi, depicted changing trends and priorities.

HEALTH

Create awareness on non-scalpel vasectomy, says health minister
Haryana health minister Kartar Devi during a seminar on non-scalpel vasectomy at Indradhanush Auditorium in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Saturday. Panchkula, July 21
Haryana Health Minister Kartar Devi today urged the local bodies and non-government organisations to take the national family welfare programmes to the masses and create awareness about non-scalpel vasectomy among them.

Haryana health minister Kartar Devi during a seminar on non-scalpel vasectomy at Indradhanush Auditorium in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Kanvardeep, Tanishka emerge winners
A rink race in progress during the 17th City Skating Carnival 2007 held at the Sector 10 skating rink in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, July 21
Kanvardeep Singh and Tanishka Gupta emerged winners under the u-4 boys’ and girls’ categories, respectively, in the Rink Race II held at Sector 10 skating rink, here, today. This is the 17th City Skating Carnival 2007 organised by the Roller Bones Skating Club.

A rink race in progress during the 17th City Skating Carnival 2007 held at the Sector 10 skating rink in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Cricket Tourney
Harman scripts St Stephen’s win
Panchkula, July 21
A fine knock of 40 runs by Harmanpreet Singh enabled St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, beat Delhi Public School (DPS), Pinjore, by three runs in the first league match of the Satluj U-15 Monsoon Cup Invitational League Cricket Tournament.

Subal Saini, Ishwar Singh, Ajay, R.P. Singh, Zohaib Bedi, Pushpinder Sandhu and Kanwar Sumit Dutta during a black belt award ceremony held at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Karatekas get black belts
Chandigah, July 21
Karatekas Ajay (9), Suraj (10) and Zohib Bedi (9) were awarded the junior black belts whereas Subal Saini (23) and Pushpinder Singh Sandhu (23) were presented with the senior black belts during a ceremony organised at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, here, today.

(From left) Subal Saini, Ishwar Singh, Ajay, R.P. Singh, Zohaib Bedi, Pushpinder Sandhu and Kanwar Sumit Dutta during a black belt award ceremony held at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph 

Pataudi Trophy
Umesh to lead Panchkula
Chandigarh, July 21
Umesh Kaira will lead Panchkula District in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Pataudi Trophy organised by the Haryana Cricket Association from tomorrow (July 22). According to Sandeep Moudgil, honorary secretary of the Panchkula District Cricket Association, the team will play its first match with the host team at Yamunanagar tomorrow.

Gauri ThukralSwimming
Triple delight for Gauri
Panchkula, July 21
Gauri Thukral of Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula, has won gold medals in three different events of the District Inter-School Swimming Championship held at the Gymkhana Club, Sector 6, here, recently.

Yoga championship from Aug 4
Panchkula, July 21
The Haryana State Yoga Association will organise the 23rd Haryana State Yoga Championship from August 4 to 6 at Yamunanagar.


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