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CBI faces lawyers’ heat
Accepts HC order after much ado
Chandigarh, July 23
In a high-voltage drama, marked by commotion and vociferous protests, advocates held a dharna in front of the CBI office, Sector 30, here tonight.
Advocates raise slogans outside CBI office in Sector 30 in Chandigarh on Monday.
Advocates raise slogans outside CBI office in Sector 30 in Chandigarh on Monday.—Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Dam Conflict
Villagers come to blows
Banur, July 23
There was tension at Chhatt village here this afternoon when residents of villages on both sides of the Banur canal confronted one another over the construction of a kuccha dam over the Ghaggar river.
Agitated villagers at the construction site of the weir in Chatt.
Agitated villagers at the construction site of the weir in Chatt. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Toothless MC can’t stop dog bite
Chandigarh, July 23
Even as more than 5,000 cases of dogs or other animals biting residents are reported in the city every year, the authorities are doing little to control this menace. The facilities to treat dog-bite victims also remain limited.



EARLIER STORIES

Nada school in charge transferred
Panchkula, July 23
The education department of Haryana today ordered the transfer of Bharti Gupta, in charge of Government Middle School, Nada, to a school in Bhawana in Pinjore while the rest of the staff was let off with a warning.

COMMUNITY

Army reviews policy to discharge low-med troops
Number of troops to be released cut by half
Chandigarh, July 23
Revising its earlier order to discharge troops placed in permanent low medical category (LMC) the Army plans to release over 15,600 personnel over the next 12 months.

Ambedkar Centre to upgraded
Chandigarh, July 23
Along with a new facility, which was inaugurated today, the Ambedkar Centre at Panjab University is soon to be upgraded from a regional to a full-fledged centre, which will work extensively in the field of community development.

Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal inspects the new premises of the Ambedkar Centre at PU after its inauguration in Chandigarh on Monday. Also seen in the picture, V-C R C Sobti, V-C and Prof Manjit Singh, centre coordinator. — A Tribune photograph
Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal inspects the new premises of the Ambedkar Centre at PU after its inauguration in Chandigarh on Monday. Also seen in the picture, V-C R C Sobti, V-C and Prof Manjit Singh, centre coordinator

Election Duty
Police fails to act against evasive officials
Mohali, July 23
The police has failed to produce 19 booth-level officers (BLOs) before the subdivisional magistrate-cum-electoral registration officer (69- Kharar constituency) for evading election-related duties.

Lawyers protest lack of facilities
Mohali, July 23
Members of the District Bar Association staged a dharna outside the court complex in Phase III B-1 here today to protest the failure of the administration to provide basic amenities.

Camp for govt scheme beneficiaries
Zirakpur, July 23
An assistance camp was organised by the Disabled Persons Welfare Organisation, Punjab, in association with the Zirakpur municipal council at Lohgarh village, here yesterday.

Jatt body honours toppers
Mohali, July 23
Jatt Sikh Welfare Association, Chandigarh, organised its annual general body meeting at a resort in Balongi, here yesterday.

Discharge polluting Mohali rivulets
Augmentation of the UT’s Diggian sewerage treatment plant has become a source of nuisance for the residents of Mohali.

Students sit on the floor Nothing is right with these schools
No lights, no benches, no proper staff
Chandigarh, July 23
While the government has come up with plans like Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan and Midday Meals to lure children towards education, it still scores low on its ability to run schools for slum children.

Workshop on ‘Gender sensitisation’
Chandigarh, July 23
As part of the Chandigarh administration’s endeavour to promote gender studies in college campuses, a five-day workshop on ‘Gender Sensitisation’ began at the Government College, Sector 46, here today.

Fauji Beat
Veterans’ homes a necessity
In 2003, the Army Headquarters had mooted a proposal to construct senior citizens’ homes for serving and retired Army personnel at various stations. To start with these home were to be built at Greater Noida, Pune and Bangalore.

The Army Demonstration Band practices martial music at the Military Music Wing in Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh.

The Army Demonstration Band practices martial music at the Military Music Wing in Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh.

‘Involve youth in decision making’
Chandigarh, July 23
A fervent appeal for the participation of young people in decision making at all levels, including at community, local, provincial and national, was the highlight of the plan of action for youth empowerment (PAYE) - 2006 to 2015 released on the inaugural day of the five-day capacity and leadership development workshop for youth representatives of Commonwealth countries of Asia at the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Asia centre, here today.

Alleys of Sector 7 market in a mess
Chandigarh, July 23
The pitiable condition of the alleys of the Sector 7 market on Madhya Marg is not just a pitiable sight, but is also giving daily travellers a harrowing time.

 

Potholes and haphazard parking is a major problem of the Sector 7 market, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Potholes and haphazard parking is a major problem of the Sector 7 market, Chandigarh.

Question marks over future of Udham Singh Memorial
Lawyer to move high court
Chandigarh, July 23
It seems the freedom fighters don’t mean anything in society steeped neck-deep in crass materialism and self-aggrandisement. For what else can explain the fact that Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial in Sector 44 is still incomplete with no signs that it will be completed in near future.

Attack on Amarnath yatris flayed
Chandigarh, July 23
The local unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today condemned the repeated terrorist attacks on yatris during the Amarnath yatra.
Schoolchildren negotiate a puddle on their bicycles as they are caught in a drizzle in Chandigarh on Monday.
Schoolchildren negotiate a puddle on their bicycles as they are caught in a drizzle in Chandigarh on Monday. —Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Speaking Out
‘More bus shelters, not AC buses needed’
The Chandigarh administration’s proposal to replace CTU buses with air-conditioned coaches is not going too well with local commuters, finds Tribune correspondent Akash Ghai

Streetlights  non-functional
Chandigarh, July 23
For the past one week, the residents of Sector 44-A have been complaining of non-functional streetlights.

Appointment with doctors goes online
Chandigarh, July 23
Now, patients can get appointments for Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 and Government Medical Hospital in Sector 32 at e-Jan Sampark and Gram Sampark centres beginning August 1.

Attendant hits guard at hospital
Chandigarh, July 23
An attendant of patient at emergency ward of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, hit a security guard, injuring him on the forehead here today. The guard was identified as Anil Kumar.

Anti-dengue camp
Chandigarh, July 23
In order to spread the message for prevention and control of dengue, chikunguniya and other vector-borne diseases among the masses, the directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Chandigarh, will organise an anti-dengue camp at the main market of Indira Colony here tomorrow. — TNS

Sewing centre for needy women
Bassi Pathana, July 23
The Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society opened a sewing centre for the needy and poor women of the area today.

Letters


 
CRIME

Shots fired over land dispute
Mohali, July 23
A longstanding property dispute took a violent turn here last night when three brothers, claiming ownership of a piece of land at Karoran village, allegedly fired shots at another group of persons who were constructing a house on the land.

Man assaulted at liquor vend
Chandigarh, July 23
Asking for an empty liquor bottle for fetching petrol fuelled a fight in a Sector-19 liquor vend this morning with the staff allegedly beating a Sector-27 resident. The victim, Ashwani Jindal of Sector 27-D, further alleged that the police was dragging its feet in registering a case against the accused and was pressuring him to reach a compromise.

 

 

Ashwani Jindal shows his injuries on Monday. —A Tribune photograph

Ashwani Jindal shows his injuries on Monday.

Theft of diamonds reported
Chandigarh, July 23
A theft of diamonds worth Rs 21 lakh was reported to the Chandigarh police by a Delhi-based jeweller, here today.



 
EDUCATION

PU integrated course on honours in education
Chandigarh, July 23
A four-year integrated course in BA (Honours in Education) B.Ed has been started in the Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education for 2007-08. First counselling for the 85 seats + 15 seats in NRI / industry-sponsored quota is over. A few seats in general category as well as in reserve categories are lying vacant. The institute has extended its last date of submitting application forms up to August 4 followed by second counselling on August 10. All plus two (Humanities) students seeking admission in the course should apply immediately.

Make schools disabled friendly: NCP
Chandigarh, July 23
Activists of the Nationalist Congress Party, Chandigarh unit, staged a dharna in front of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, today. They were demanding that the school authorities should take steps to make the school building disabled friendly.

Activists of the Nationalist Congress Party stage a dharna in front of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Monday.—A Tribune photograph
Activists of the Nationalist Congress Party stage a dharna in front of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh on Monday.


COURTS

High Court
Hansi-Butana pleas
Chandigarh, July 23
The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover today dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the construction of proposed Hansi-Butana canal by the state of Haryana.

 
CULTURE

‘Sangeet Sandhya’ today
Chandigarh, July 23
Acclaimed classical vocalist Sulochana Brahaspati and Bhopal-based sitarist Smita Nagdev will present music recitals at the 'Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sandhya', being organised by the Indian National Theatre at the Government Museum auditorium, here tomorrow.

HEALTH

Awareness drive against HIV/AIDS
Chandigarh, July 23
Using the medium of infotainment the Haryana unit of the CII organised an awareness session on HIV/AIDS at Sandhar Technologies limited here today. The session was organised to generate awareness on HIV/AIDS among the industrial workers through its initiative ‘Listen, learn and live: Prevention is cure’.


 
SPORTS

SD Public dominates table tennis tourney
Ambala, July 23
Ambala Cantt Zonal (Boys) Table Tennis Tournament was held here today. Teams representing DH SD Public School, Ambala Cantt, stood first in under-14, under-17 and under-19 age categories. In under-14 category, SD Public School, Ambala Cantt, defeated DAV Riverside. Pushpinder Singh of the school beat Vipul while Raghav beat Abhishek. In under-17 boys the school’s team defeated Army School. Aakash Chopra of the school beat Sachin while Lakshay beat Harshit. In under-19 category, SD Public School beat R.N. Kapoor DAV Public School. Parteek Aggarwal beat Ishan while Ajay Bindra beat Gireek. 

Inaugural football meet begins
Patiala, July 23
The inaugural edition of the Manjeet Memorial Football Tournament, being organised by the Dalbir Football Academy, commenced at the Punjabi University grounds, here today.

Basketball meet from July 27
Chandigarh, July 23
Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Education and Welfare Society will be conducting Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament at I S Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, from July 27 to 30.

City schools split points as rain halts play
Chandigarh, July 23
Rain played spoilsport during the league match between St. Anne’s and St. Xavier’s teams in the first CCA Under-11 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 grounds here today.

St Anne’s batsman readies to play a shot during a league match in the ongoing CCA Under-11 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday.—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari.

St Anne’s batsman readies to play a shot during a league match in the ongoing CCA Under-11 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday.

 Punjab Ranji coach Gursharan Singh. A Tribune photo     For him fielding is important
Mohali, July 23
“For me fielding is important and I always emphasise on top-class fielding,” said newly appointed Punjab Ranji coach Gursharan Singh at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium here today.


ADMINISTRATION

Appointments
Chandigarh, July 23
Prerna Puri has been asked to look after the work of SDM (E) and secretary, Red Cross, an official press note said today.



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