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Cops spoil Antidote party
Staff arrested for violating orders on closing hours
Chandigarh, July 22
In a raid at Antidote, a discotheque in Sector 26, the police arrested seven persons, including the discotheque owner, in the wee hours today. At 3 am, a joint team of the Sector 26 police station and the crime branch reached the discotheque following a complaint that a party was on there even after 2 am.
Chandigarh police whisks away staff of Antidote, a Sector 26 discotheque, early Sunday morning Chandigarh police whisks away staff of Antidote, a Sector 26 discotheque, early Sunday morning.
— Tribune Photo by Vinay Malik

Incandescent bulbs are passe
Households in UT to see new light
Chandigarh, July 22
The Chandigarh administration has initiated the process to replace incandescent bulbs in the city with compact flouroscent lamps. The development follows a communication from the union ministry after a decision at the meeting of ministers of power. The CFL uses less energy and releases negligible carbon dioxide.

Agonising wait: 4 hrs and no succour
Chandigarh, July 22
A woman in her sixties writhed in pain. She had cancer in one of her eyelids. Maggots in the other eye and her ear added to her agony. She sat at the reception of the Advance Eye Centre of the PGI for at least four hours before a doctor examined her.                 
Reshma
Reshma




EARLIER STORIES

Loot Continues
Plant ‘thieves’ at it again
Chandigarh, July 22
Greed to possess expensive plants lured a number of persons to the razed Durga Nursery in Mani Majra for the second day today. Plant “thieves” and small-time sellers descended on the spot to “handpick” plants. Similarly, at Kumhar Colony in Sector 25 slum-dwellers were seen selling bricks of the boundary wall brought down earlier.
Unscrupulous elements have broken the boundary wall of Kumar Colony in Sector 25, Chandigarh, to sell the bricks A man carries a potted plant at Durga Nursery, Mani Majra
Unscrupulous elements have broken the boundary wall of Kumar Colony in Sector 25, Chandigarh, to sell the bricks; (right) a man carries a potted plant at Durga Nursery, Mani Majra, on Sunday.
— Tribune photographs


In Basta
Despite clues, cops fail to crack murder case
Chandigarh, July 22
Even after four years, the file on the murder of city girl Simranjit Kaur of Sector 22 is gathering dust in the record room of the Sector 17 police station. Admitting failure in achieving a breakthrough into the case, the police had sought court approval to shut the clase as “ untraced.”                                                         
Simranjit Kaur
Simranjit Kaur


COMMUNITY


Residents of Dadu Majra perform a puja for rain at their village
Residents of Dadu Majra perform a puja for rain at their village on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Misuse of emergency powers
MC chief hearing on August 1
Panchkula, July 22
Municipal council president Manveer Gill will appear for a personal hearing with regard to charges of alleged misuse of emergency powers in executing development works in the city.

Police slow in registering case, says NRI
Chandigarh, July 22
An NRI, Sandeep Arora, Justice of the Peace, Australia, has accused Chandigarh police of dragging its feet to register a cheating case against Deepak Garg of Sector 44.

Judokas say they had gone away at will
Chandigarh, July 22
Two local girl judokas, who returned last night after having gone missing for days, told the police here today they had been staying at the native village of one of the girls in Uttarakhand. They also claimed they had gone away at will.

Armed Forces
Equipment procurement affected
Chandigarh, July 22
Deficiencies in the formulation of general staff qualitative requirements have had an adverse impact on the process of procurement of equipment for the armed forces. Audit of 18 fresh contracts has revealed that there were frequent deviations in as many as 50 per cent of the cases after the issue of tender or request for proposals.

Drive for green cover
Mohali, July 22
Minister for cooperation Capt Kanwaljit Singh participated in a vanamahotsava organised by Morinda MLA Ujagar Singh Badali at Majri Block here today. Accompanied by Jasjit Singh Bunny, SSP R.S. Khatra, Ropar MP K.S. Libra, the minister began the campaign to plant over 25,000 saplings in the area.

Federation for need-based changes in houses
Chandigarh, July 22
The executive meeting of the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations was held here today. Addressing the meeting, M.R. Lakhanpal, general secretary, said the federation had submitted a memorandum on need-based changes in the houses to the Administrator.

Welfare body celebrates silver jubilee
Chandigarh, July 22
The Sector 47-D resident welfare association, one of the oldest in the city, celebrated its silver jubilee, here today. The event, which was presided over by councillor of the area Jatinder Bhatia, was inaugurated by MP Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Mohali Press Club team installed
Mohali, July 22
The new team of Mohali Press Club members was installed by Punjab minister for cooperation Capt Kanwaljit Singh here today. The minister said media was the fourth estate of democracy and should work for the betterment of the masses.

Snag hits power supply
Mohali, July 22
Resident of Phase 3B2 here were a harassed lot as electricity played truant throughout the day today. According to executive engineer, Mohali, the power failure was caused by a snag developed in the supply line.

 
BUSINESS
 
EDUCATION

GCG-42 to have first eco-friendly park
Chandigarh, July 22
Much has been said and done for saving our environment. Now, the same has caught the fancy of the Chandigarh administration, which is all set to develop a first-of-its-kind ‘eco-friendly park’ in collaboration with the department of horticulture at the Government College for Girls, Sector 42.

Termites gobble up PU’s greenery
Chandigarh, July 22
Severe infection coupled with a termite-attack. Trees on the Panjab University campus are falling prey to this and the authorities seem disinterested. A large number of infected trees are awaiting proper treatment even as the authorities await their fall to begin action.

Ur mobile can be ur teacher too          
Mohali, July 22
Your mobile could soon well become your teacher. More than 20,000 teachers in Kenya are undergoing a special in-service training through the mobile sets. Lectures, tests, discussions are all being conducted through their mobile phones.

Project to check school dropouts
Chandigarh, July 22
The credo it has given to itself is “potential unlimited”. True to this statement of belief, the Hamari Kaksha project truly deserves accolades for their commitment towards the underprivileged children.

John Traxler
John Traxler

Students learn basics of mutual funds
Chandigarh, July 22
The department of economics and commerce of GGDSD College, Sector 32, organised a lecture on mutual funds to equip the students with the fundamentals and current market status of investment avenues and mutual funds. Munish Sabharwal, branch head and area sales manager with the SBI Mutual Funds delivered the lecture.

Teaching students to serve humanity
Chandigarh, July 22
In town, to conduct an orientation programme, J.C. Chaudhry, the managing director of Akash Institute said our endeavour should be to inculcate a sense of discipline among our students, besides academic and professional achievements.

 
CULTURE

History of theatre relived
Chandigarh, July 22
Never before has the history of Hindi, Punjabi and English theatre in Chandigarh come out so clearly and openly. Thanks to Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and Abhinet, which organised a seminar on the subject today, the evolutionary aspects of language theatres came in for an interesting discussion, to which prominent theatre practitioners’ added great value.

Theatre practitioners participate in the seminar on “Theatre in Chandigarh” organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and Abhinet at State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh
Theatre practitioners participate in the seminar on “Theatre in Chandigarh” organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and Abhinet at State Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Of music, poetry & architecture
Chandigarh, July 22
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. And talking about music is even tougher. But S.S. Bhatti, a former head, Chandigarh College of Architecture, managed quite an exposition on the mighty subject last evening. For an hour and more, he spoke on music, its origins, its texture and what’s more - its architectural nuances and he spoke well.

More poems from Manjit’s repertoire
Chandigarh, July 22
Writer’s Club today organised a discussion on the latest anthology of poems by Manjit Indra, assistant director, DPI (Colleges), Punjab. Famous for her socially-relevant poetry which often puts conservationists to discomfort, Indra, with her new collection “Alakh”, takes forward the line of thought she adopted in her last work.

Book on Maharaja Dalip Singh released
Chandigarh, July 22
Punjab advocate-general H.S. Mattewal released a book, ‘Maharaja Dalip Singh Cheated Out’, at Punjab Bhavan here today. The book has been penned by Avtar Singh Gill, additional district and sessions judge (retd). The book is the fourth and last in the series covers the turbulent period in the Sikh history following the demise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and tragedies that befell on his son Dalip Singh and the Sikh empire.


Punjab advocate-general H.S. Mattewal (left) releases Avtar Singh Gill’s book in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Punjab advocate-general H.S. Mattewal (left) releases Avtar Singh Gill’s book in Chandigarh

 
SPORTS

Cricket
Surav takes Alpine to semifinals
Panchkula, July 22
A fine half century by Surav, ably supported by Nikhil Wadhawa, enabled Alpine Public School, Pinjore, to beat Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, by a mammoth eight wickets in today’s first league match of the u-15 Satluj Monsoon Cup Invitational League Cricket Tournament.

Cricket Tourney
GNPS & CCA thrash Shri-Shri Academy
Chandigarh, July 22
By claiming three wickets each, Parvesh, Pulkit and Arpit guided their GNPS & CCA Academy-36 team to victory against Shri-Shri Academy, Panchkula, in the first CCA u-11 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 grounds, here today.

Mind game: Players put through their paces
Mohali, July 22
Along with physical fitness and skills, being mentally strong and staying positive also play a part in the ‘Gentleman’s Game’ - cricket. This is exactly what Punjab Ranji cricketers feel as they attend a special camp being held at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium, here.

Punjab Ranji players Reetinder Sodhi (left) and Karan Goel during a special camp at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Punjab Ranji players Reetinder Sodhi (left) and Karan Goel during a special camp at the PCA stadium in Mohali

Kamalpreet, Pranave bag first place
Chandigarh, July 22
Kamalpreet Kaur and Pranave bagged first place in the girls and boys under 4-6 years group, respectively, during the Rink Race II held at Skating Rink Sector 10, here, today. This is the 17th City Skating Carnival 2007 organised by Roller Bones Skating Club.


A match of the 17th City Skating Carnival 2007 in progress at the Skating Rink, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


A match of the 17th City Skating Carnival 2007 in progress at the Skating Rink, Sector 10, Chandigarh


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