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Girl killed; mob goes on rampage
Panchkula, July 27
Residents of Raili and Raila villages adjoining Sector 12 went on the rampage here this evening, following a road accident. Ramrati, a 15-year-old girl, was hit by a Scorpio jeep. She died instantly. Two Gypsies were set on fire. No policeman dared to enter the area even after an hour of the accident.
A police Gypsy set on fire by an irate crowd in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Friday evening.
A police Gypsy set on fire by an irate crowd in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Friday evening. — A Tribune photograph

PEC director puts in papers
Vijay Gupta Chandigarh, July 27
Prof Vijay Gupta, Director of Punjab Engineering College, has tendered his resignation. He has submitted his papers to the home secretary, seeking to be relieved of the charge by August-end.
                                              
Vijay Gupta

Viral Attack
Hospitals battle it out
Chandigarh July 27
City residents are in the grip of viral fever these days. For, hundreds of patients have been visiting hospitals with viral attack.


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COMMUNITY

Ban on sale of non-ISI headgear
Chandigarh, July 27
The UT administration has prohibited the sale of non-ISI mark helmets in public interest. The step has been taken as non-ISI mark headgear does not meet the standards laid down to protect riders from head injuries in the event of an accident.

Avian flu: UT taking no chances
Chandigarh, July 27
UT Administration has ruled out chances of an outbreak of avian flu in Chandigarh. While intensifying patrolling of the 60,000 strong poultry population in the city in the wake of an outbreak in a village in Manipur, the administration today categorically stated there was no reason to fear and that it was fully prepared to handle any emergency.

GMCH does a first in country
Cerebral palsy girl gets admission in MBBS course
Chandigarh, July 27
A resident from the city has made it to the world of medical profession by getting admission in MBBS even after suffering from cerebral palsy.

35 years on, Army’s vehicle modernisation still incomplete
Chandigarh, July 27
At a time when mobility on the battlefield is of essence, the Army’s transport fleet seems to be inadequate. Thirty-five years after it was launched, the Army’s vehicle modernisation and restructuring project remains incomplete.

Himalayan Eagles take trek in Ladakh
Chandigarh, July 27
As part of the IAF’s platinum jubilee commemorations, personnel from 25 Squadron (Himalayan Eagles) based at Air Force Station, Chandigarh, are undertaking a trekking expedition from Padam to Lamayaru, situated near Leh in the Ladakh region.

Lawyers’ demands will be met: SAD leader
Mohali, July 27
SAD leader Jasjit Singh today assured the protesting members of the District Bar Association that their demand for the provision of basic amenities at the court complex would be met at the earliest.

Dowry: Woman accuses city police of inaction
Chandigarh, July 27
A Sector-36 resident yesterday accused the Chandigarh police of dilly-dallying for the past four months over her dowry harassment complaint.

Rotary Club gets its 31st president
Chandigarh, July 27
Rotarians love their ceremonies and it was evident from the gathering at the 31st installation of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown, held at CII this evening.


MP Farooq Abdullah and Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune H.K. Dua look on as Sandeep Sandhu is installed president during the 31st installation ceremony of Rotary Club, Chandigarh Midtown, at the CII on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
MP Farooq Abdullah and Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune H.K. Dua look on as Sandeep Sandhu is installed president during the 31st installation ceremony of Rotary Club, Chandigarh Midtown, at the CII on Friday.

Domestic Help
Residents asked to furnish details
Chandigarh, July 27
The district magistrate has asked UT residents not to employ domestic servants or helpers without submitting their particulars to the station house officer concerned.

Smoke-Free City
Health dept seeks global expertise
Chandigarh, July 27
The health department has sought the consent to empanel international experts as honorary advisers to the Chandigarh administration in its smoke-free initiation.

Filling of vacancy in MC
Administrator’s nod must
Chandigarh, July 27
The MC commissioner will now have to take prior approval of the administrator before filling any vacant post in the municipal corporation.

Don’t file return at post offices: official
Chandigarh, July 27
Unlike last year, post offices have not been authorised to accept income tax returns this year, income tax officials said here today.

Sec 35 residents power-less
Chandigarh, July 27
Residents of Sector 35-A have complained of unscheduled power cuts throughout the summer this year, particularly during the past fortnight.

Unions hail PF board decision
Chandigarh, July 27
The decision of the employees provident fund board to peg the interest rate on provident fund at 8.5 per cent for 2006-07 seems to have gone well with local trade unions.

NCC cadets pedal for cause
Chandigarh, July 27
With an aim to spread awareness on AIDS, drugs and green revolution among the masses, 30 cadets of the junior division of the NCC naval wing participated in a cycle rally from Chandigarh to Morni hills in Panchkula today.

R.S. Dutta dead
Chandigarh, July 27
R.S. Dutta, associated with The Tribune as a contributor for the past over four decades, has died. A former deputy secretary with the Punjab government, Dutta retired in 1969.

50 saplings planted
Chandigarh, July 27
Lions Club Chandigarh Greater celebrated vanamahotsava by planting 50 saplings at Government High School, Karsan, yesterday.

Harry Baweja pledges money for Rotary project
Chandigarh, July 27
Bollywood is set to extend a helping hand to the Rotary Club (Chandigarh Midtown) in its social service ventures. Harry Baweja, producer of “Speed” and “Love Story 2050”, has promised to donate the proceeds of premiere of these films in the city to the club for its ambitious project of mobile diagnostic centre for mentally-challenged children.

Disability has not deterred Saurabh Saini. When silence speaks
Chandigarh, July 27
There is no stopping a mighty heart. So when Saurabh Saini, a differently abled passout from Government Art College, Sector 10, was confronted with the idea of mounting a solo art exhibition, he did not step back in hesitation.
Disability has not deterred Saurabh Saini. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Defamation suit
Chandigarh, July 27
Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan has filed a criminal complaint alleging defamation against president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee Dr Ram Prakash.

 
CRIME

5 arrested for running gambling operation
Mohali, July 27
The police have arrested five persons on charge running a gambling operation in the garb of selling lottery tickets.

Woman kills herself
Mohali, July 27
A married woman set herself on fire at her parents’ house in Phase XI, here, today. According to the police, Anuradha had been staying with her parents for the past seven months. It is alleged that she was ill-treated by her in-laws and as such was depressed.

Two held for theft at godown
Chandigarh, July 27
The Chandigarh police today arrested two persons for theft at a godown of a distributor of Hindustan Liver at Burail village on the intervening night of July 25 and 26.

Three vehicles stolen
Chandigarh, July 27
Yash Pal Singla of Sector 27 reported that his Maruti Alto car (CH 03 Z 6648) was stolen from his residence on Tuesday night. In another incident, Rakesh Kalra of Sector 27 lodged a complaint with the police, alleging his Scorpio (CH 03 Y 7273) was stolen from his residence on Tuesday night.

 
EDUCATION


Students of Tender Heart School enjoy a water spray in Chandigarh on Friday.
Students of Tender Heart School enjoy a water spray in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

PU panel to review system of internal assessment
Chandigarh, July 27
A high-powered committee to review the system of internal assessment has been formed by the vice-chancellor, Panjab University, Professor R. C. Sobti. In the wake of repeated complaints by students on the lack of transparency in the method, it was decided in the Senate meeting held on July 14 that the entire system would be re-examined and a committee constituted which would also take student feedback into account.

UGC centre opens at PU today
Chandigarh, July 27
One of 13 ‘Centres for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy’ planned around the country by UGC chairman Prof Sukhdeo Thorat will be inaugurated at Panjab University tomorrow.

Course in public health at PGI
Chandigarh, July 27
In view of the deficient public health professional manpower in developing countries, launch of master in public health (MPH) course is a step forward in the right direction. This was stated by Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia, while inaugurating the course at the School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, here today.
Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia, along with other dignitaries at the inauguration of a course at the School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, regional director, World Health Organisation, South-East Asia, along with other dignitaries at the inauguration of a course at the School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Now, hostel students enter stir
Chandigarh, July 27
DAV College’s, Sector 10 cup of woes seems to be overflowing. Along with ongoing protest by the teaching unions, students living in the hostel jumped into the fray marking their protest against the poor quality food served in the hostel mess, today.

PUSU activist of DAV college Sector 10, Chandigarh protesting against the food quality at hostels on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
PUSU activist of DAV college Sector 10, Chandigarh protesting against the food quality at hostels on Friday.


Tiny tots have fun at a ‘Poolside rain dance party’ at Asmah International School in Mohali on Friday.
Tiny tots have fun at a ‘Poolside rain dance party’ at Asmah International School in Mohali on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Parents stage protest
Lack of facilities at school
Chandigarh, July 27
Parents today staged a protest against the insufficient space and lack of infrastructure at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, here.

ETT Entrance results declared
Chandigarh, July 27
The result of Elementary Teachers Training Entrance Test held on July 22 was declared by State Institute of Education, Sector 32. Around 2000 candidates appeared for the entrance test for Elementary Teachers Training for 100 seats in the Institute and 50 seats in the Brahmrishi Yoga Training College, Sector 19, here.

 
CULTURE

Mohd Rafi finals on July 29
Chandigarh, July 27
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, is holding the final round of its singing competition for the best singer award in male and female categories on July 29, 2007 at Tagore Theatre at 5 p.m..

Carnival off to majestic start
Panchkula, July 27
The Panchkula carnival got off to a majestic start here today. This is the first ever carnival in the state of Haryana. Deputy commissioner Neerja Shekhar inaugurated the mega event at the fountain park in Sector 5.

Rajasthani maestro spells magic
Chandigarh, July 27
The grandeur of Haryanvi and Rajasthani folk music captured the moods of monsoon and the serenity of soulful sufiana sangeet came alive today.

Urdu literary symposium organised
Panchkula, July 27
As many as seven celebrated litterateurs from the region presented their short stories on diverse themes at a symposium 'Kahani Ki Ek Subhah' organised by the Haryana Urdu Akademi at the Red Bishop conference hall here today.

 
SPORTS

Pre-Subroto Football
New Public outclass St John’s
Chandigarh, July 27
The team from New Public School, Sector 18 outclassed St John’s-26 team 2-0 in the Pre-Subroto Football Cup match for boys’ under-17 age category held at GMSSS-37 grounds, here today.



A match between New Public School and St John’s in progress during the Pre-Subroto Football Cup tournament at GMSSS-37, Chandigarh, on Friday.
A match between New Public School and St John’s in progress during the Pre-Subroto Football Cup tournament at GMSSS-37, Chandigarh, on Friday.

Pre-Nehru Hockey
DAV-8 cruise to 7-0 win
Chandigarh, July 27
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, registered a convincing win against GMSSS-35 team by 7-0 in the today’s opening match of Pre-Nehru Hockey tournament for under-17 boys’ category at Sector 42 Hockey stadium, here, today.

Carrom tourney from today
Chandigarh, July 27
The 17th edition of the Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament for Senior and Junior category is going to begin St. Stephen’s School- 45, here, tomorrow. In this tournament 172 players including 63 girls from the tricity are taking part in four different events.

Panchkula cricket trials tomorrow
Panchkula, July 27
Panchkula District Cricket Association is going to conduct trials to select the under-15 age group Panchkula district cricket team, on July 29 at 2.30 pm at Shri Shri Cricket Academy, DC Model School, Sector 7, here.

Satluj Public score 185 as rain stops play
Chandigarh, July 27
Satluj Public School team set a target of 185 runs before Delhi Public School, Pinjore, during a semi-final match of the Under-15 Monsoon Cup Invitational Cricket Tournament underway at Satluj Public School grounds in Sector 4, Panchkula. The match could not be finished as it started to rain.

ODI in Chandigarh
Arrangements for Ind-Aus match discussed
Chandigarh, July 27
An Organising Committee meeting of administrative officials was held at UT Secretariat here today to make preparations for the one-day international cricket match between India and Australia, which is to be played in the city on October 8.



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