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UT counsel quits on orders
Anupam GuptaHe was in forefront of lawyers’ stir

Chandigarh, July 25
Anupam Gupta, Senior standing counsel, UT, resigned today. He was asked to do so by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (Retd) for participating in a demonstration against the orders of High Court judge.

Licence:Tests too many
Chandigarh, July 25
Two departments - the Chandigarh Police and the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA)- are conducting separate tests to examine the road sense of those applying for a learner’s licence.

Death at Centra Mall
Businessman falls into lift shaft; Cops do not rule out foul play
Chandigarh, July 25
Yogesh Dutt, Director of a Bangalore-based multi-crore glass company, died when he fell five storeys at Centra Mall in the industrial area here today. He was 34.

Yogesh Dutt
Yogesh Dutt

Fruitful living: With the season ripe for jamun (syzgium cumini), roadside vendors across Chandigarh are often seen plucking the fruit for earning a livelihood
Fruitful living: With the season ripe for jamun (syzgium cumini), roadside vendors across Chandigarh are often seen plucking the fruit for earning a livelihood. The fruit is being sold for as much as Rs 40 per kg. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh













Day 3: Experts discuss web of patriarchy
Chandigarh, July 25
The ‘agencies’ of power that work in conjunction with patriarchy was the principal theme for discussion today on the third day of the workshop on ‘Gender Sensitisation’, being conducted at Government College, Sector 46.

All set for tech-savvy MC
Mohali, July 25
The Mohali municipal council is set to go in for computerisation as the house unanimously cleared a proposal to purchase more computers and other related material at a cost of Rs 5 lakh at the monthly meeting held here today.

Oppn seeks more schools
Mohali, July 25
Municipal councillors belonging to the opposition have demanded better education and health facilities for residents of the town. A deputation of 13 councillors met the Chief Minister, cooperation minister and education minister and demanded the opening of a government senior secondary school and a government model senior secondary school in every sector.

Jain is poll representative
Chandigarh, July 25
A former local MP, Satya Pal Jain, has been appointed as election representative of Najma Heptullah, the NDA candidate for the post of vice-president.

COMMUNITY

I never approached court, says Tahar’s wife 
FIR reveals grave allegations against lawyer
Chandigarh, July 25
Tahar Singh’s wife Sujata Sharma, whose complaint against her husband had led to a series of volatile events, today asserted that she never approached the court and did not want her husband to suffer unnecessarily.

Repeal food safety Act: Milkman union 
Chandigarh, July 25
Members of the Periphery Milkman Union Chandigarh-Mohali today flayed the “anti-poor” policies of the central and state governments.

Transfer of houses
CHB simplifies procedure

Chandigarh, July 25
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to further simplify the procedure of documentation in transfer cases of dwelling units. The decision was taken at a meeting of the CHB held here yesterday.

Reliving apathy of freedom fighters
Chandigarh, July 25
“This history should nourish us, but it lies forgotten in the pages of history. The Cellular Jail demolished at one time now stands as a memorial to the memories of those brave forgotten heroes who fought so hard for the independence for which they were imprisoned. Here is the dichotomy of history.”

The pits of apathy
Mohali, July 25 
The indifference of the Mohali administration has left a pond-size pit in the Dasehra ground, Phase VIII.A circus, which recently came to the town, had pitched its tents on the ground. The circus left but not before leaving behind a gaping pit.

Rainwater has turned a pit into a pond at Dasehra ground, Phase VIII, Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Rainwater has turned a pit into a pond at Dasehra ground, Phase VIII, Mohali

Attack on journalists: CPUJ seeks probe
Chandigarh, July 25
The Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists (CPUJ) has demanded an inquiry into the incident in which Umesh Gupta and Irshad Khan, reporter and cameraman, respectively, of Janmat News Channel were beaten up by miscreants in New Delhi.

NCC cadets lend a helping hand to traffic cops
Chandigarh, July 25
The Chandigarh traffic police today deputed 20 NCC cadets on Madhya Marg to assist the policemen in diverting slow-moving traffic towards the cycle tracks to avoid traffic congestion on the main road.

 

Top cops’ UT connection
Chandigarh, July 25
What the outgoing and incoming commissioners of the Delhi Police have in common? Both have Chandigarh connection.


Kiran Bedi/Y.S. Dadwal

Kiran Bedi Y.S. Dadwal

Conclave to showcase IT capabilities
Chandigarh, July 25

Cooperation, not competition, is the mantra for the development of information technology (IT) in this region, said Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, Minister for IT, Punjab.

V.S. Kundu, director IT Haryana, speaks as (from left) S.K. Sandhu, secretary IT, Chandigarh, A.P.S Kairon, Minister for IT, Punjab, R.K. Verma, director IT, Punjab, Dr Sanjay Tyagi, additional director, STPI, Mohali, look on at a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
V.S. Kundu, director IT Haryana, speaks as (from left) S.K. Sandhu, secretary IT, Chandigarh, A.P.S Kairon, Minister for IT, Punjab, R.K. Verma, director IT, Punjab, Dr Sanjay Tyagi, additional director, STPI, Mohali, look on at a press conference in Chandigarh

Neelam Mansingh Neelam to stage friendship play in Japan 
Chandigarh, July 25
Neelam Mansingh’s theatre continues to speak to the world. At once indigenous and global, it beautifully illustrates the value of universality in theatre -- something that lends Neelam’s creations their delicious distinctness. A part of that flavour would be there for the Japanese to savour when Neelam takes her most splendid production, “Nagamandala”, to Japan for participation in the Indo-Japan Friendship Year celebrations. 

Letters

 
CRIME

6 liquor vends challaned
Chandigarh, July 25
In a surprise raid that went on for several hours, the UT excise department challaned at least six taverns (ahatas), here tonight. The raid, which began in the evening, carried on till 10 pm and was conducted at over 22 liquor vends in the city. While confirming the raid, the department said it had been conducted to determine whether these taverns were catering to the basic norms and facilities as had been laid down. — TNS

Liquor seized
Lalru, July 25
The local police seized over 4,000 bottles of country-made foreign liquor from Chaula Kalan village, here late last night. Lalru SHO along with a police party pulled over a truck carrying the liquor across Chandigarh to Ambala. The driver and his helper escape, the police said. — TNS

Jobless, man hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, July 25
A 26-year old resident of Phase 3B2 allegedly hanged himself to death. The victim, Sanjeev Mehta, was living with his wife in rented accommodation. Out of job, Sanjeev is said to have been in depression. Sanjeev’s wife, Simran, who works at the Dell customer care centre here, was on night shift and came back home at 5.30 am. She rang the bell but after no response, she called her husband on his mobile in vain. She looked inside through another door and saw her husband hanging from the fan.

Sanjeev Khanna HC employee killed in accident
Chandigarh, July 25
Sanjeev Khanna, a 37-year-old employee of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, died here this morning when his scooter was hit by a car. Sanjeev, a resident of Phase IV here, was returning home after leaving his wife, a schoolteacher, at the Phase VI barrier. She was to board a bus there.

 
BUSINESS

Last date for C Form extended
Chandigarh, July 25  
The UT Excise and Taxation Department has extended the last date to submit C form. Earlier, the last date was July 30. The form is used for inter-state transactions. Now the form has to be submitted quarterly. — TNS

 
EDUCATION

Secy to VC resigns; reasons unknown
Chandigarh, July 25
The secretary to vice-chancellor (SVC), Panjab University, H.C. Malhotra has resigned from the post, which is generally co terminus with the PU vice chancellor.

From Schools
Students of GMSSS, Sector 47, hold a rally to mark ‘Environment Day’ in Chandigarh Children take part in creative activities at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh.
Students of GMSSS, Sector 47, hold a rally to mark ‘Environment Day’ in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph Children take part in creative activities at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh. on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PU Notes

Schools asked to check traffic violators
Chandigarh, July 25
Taking serious note of traffic violations by students, the Chandigarh education department has issued instructions to all government and private schools, asking them to educate children on the same.

COURTS

Protest fails to ‘move’ judge
Chandigarh, July 25
Resorting to slogans off and on and demanding the judge’s transfer, Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyers today continued to boycott the court of Justice Uma Nath Singh, who carried on with his work as usual.

Arrest of proclaimed offenders
Other states not cooperating: SSP

Chandigarh, July 25
UT SSP Dinesh Bhatt has blamed the lack of response from the states concerned and inadequate manpower for the slow pace of arrest of proclaimed offenders (POs) belonging to other states.

MC clerk convicted
Chandigarh, July 25
Rakesh Verma, a clerk with the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, was convicted by Special judge, CBI, Jagdish Jain on July 23 for accepting bribe. He was awarded one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 was imposed on him.

Manisha Attri Manisha Attri case hearing on July 27
Chandigarh, July 25
Advocate Ishwar Pal Attri has left no stone unturned to ensure that justice is done in the case of his daughter, Manisha, killed in an accident on February 25, 1996. He maintains that this was a murder and not a mere accident.

Udham Singh memorial: Notice to UT
Chandigarh, July 25
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today issued notice to the UT administration on a PIL filed by H.C. Arora on the half-built memorial of martyr Udham Singh in Sector 44.

Bar council seeks transfer of judge
Chandigarh, July 25
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today unanimously resolved that Justice Uma Nath Singh be transferred from the Punjab and Haryana High Court immediately and till that happens, all judicial work be withdrawn from him.

 
CULTURE

Panchkula carnival starts tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 25
The Panchkula district administration and the local Hotel and Restaurant Association have teamed up to introduce the monthly ‘Panchkula Carnival’. The event will be cultural bonanza of festivities and entertainment unlimited. Addressing the media persons at hotel Wah Dilli, the SDM Panchkula, Virender Singh Dahiya disclosed that the monthly carnival is aimed at enriching the cultural life of the city residents and providing stress free leisure time for the citizens.

HEALTH

Public health course to be launched tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 25
Twelve renowned health institutes of the country have joined hands under the banner of Indian Council of Medical Research Partnership for Schools of Public Health (IPSPH), aiming at improving public health standards as well as creating jobs in this field in the country.

 
SPORTS

Departments falter; sportspersons suffer
Chandigarh, July 25
Lack of coordination between the Chandigarh sports department and the education department has once again adversely impacted the sports culture in schools.
Confidence is his strength
Chandigarh, July 25
This young lad is sure to make it big in the field of hockey and Indian national coach Joaquim Carvalho’s policy of including young players in the national squad has just added spirit to his aspirations.

Harman Preet Singh
Harman Preet Singh

Hockey stadium sans facilities 
Chandigarh, July 25
The Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, is marked by water-logged entrance, cracked and clammy walls, humid gymnasium room, rusted workout machines - all this is good enough to show that it is neglected.

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