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Judicial magistrate sleeps over HC orders
Now, faces complaint in High Court

Chandigarh, July 28
Were the Punjab and Haryana Court’s directions ignored by the previous Ropar judicial magistrate, first class, Asha Condal (now transferred to Malerkotla), so as to avoid disposal of an application before her?

UT airport plans grounded at MoD
Chandigarh, July 28
The Chandigarh administration has been awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Defence for the past six months to upgrade the Chandigarh airport. The urgency for the approval is relevant in the context of Punjab having offered 300 acres to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for the airport in Mohali.

Dalbir Singh Punjabi Tribune deputy editor dead
Chandigarh, July 28
Noted journalist and deputy editor of Punjabi Tribune Dalbir Singh died here today following a massive heart attack. He was 58. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son who is settled in New Zealand.

Country Liquor
Excise dept reallocates quota
Chandigarh, July 28
Four months after the implementation of excise policy for the current financial year, the UT excise department has reallocated quota of country liquor contractors.

Fire at Infosys
Chandigarh, July 28
A fire broke out at the construction site of Infosys in the Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, late tonight. The fire, caused by a short circuit in the cable wire at the site, is said to have damaged a considerable amount of stored construction material.



EARLIER STORIES

Cousins drowned
Chandigarh, July 28
Two cousin sisters from a village in Barwala block met with a tragic end this evening when the two drowned in a village pond where they had gone to wash clothes.

COMMUNITY

Tough army policy helps curb alcoholism
Chandigarh, July 28
The number of alcohol abuse cases successfully treated has increased by four times while the number of such cases invalided out of service has doubled after the Army introduced a “tough” policy to curb alcoholism and weed out habitual alcohol abusers.

Mishap, arson: 2 cops suspendedRelatives of accident victim Ramratti, who died on Friday night, outside her home at Railla village in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Saturday.
Panchkula, July 28
Two policemen were suspended and departmental action was initiated against 5 others for their inability to control yesterday’s arson that followed the accidental death of a girl, Ramratti, on the road dividing Sector 12 and 12-A.

Relatives of accident victim Ramratti, who died on Friday night, outside her home at Railla village in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Panchkula police starts senior citizens’ cell
Panchkula, July 28
The Panchkula police started the Senior Citizens Security Cell at the Sector 15 police post to provide safety to senior citizens in the town.

Panchkula Rotary Club gets new president
Panchkula, July 28
Outgoing president of Rotary Club, Panchkula, Wg Cdr Pradeep Prabhakar handed over the command to the new president Parveen Kumar Goel at a ceremony held at Red Bishop hotel here today.

 
CRIME

Rs 1.75 lakh stolen from car
Chandigarh, July 28
Karnal resident S.C. Pridha lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his bag containing Rs 1.75 lakh and a credit card was stolen from his car parked in Sector 18 yesterday.

 
BUSINESS

Biz Clips
Panchkula CAMP: HDFC Bank, on Saturday, organised a special one-day camp for distribution of fresh Rs 10 notes and coins at its Sector 8, branch. The camp was held as part of the bank's initiative to be of service to its customers as well as the general public.

‘Promote small savings in rural areas’
Chandigarh, July 28
Anil Bhattacharya, head of the National Savings Institute, union ministry of finance, met with Manjula Prashar, chief postmaster general, Punjab and UT, on Thursday.


 
EDUCATION

Prof R.C. Sobti, VC, Panjab University, offers sweets to UGC chairman Sukhdeo Thorat after laying the foundation stone of a girls’ hostel at Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. PU set for revamp
Chandigarh, July 28
The inauguration of the ‘Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy’ at Panjab University today by the UGC chairman Professor Sukhdeo Thorat provided the perfect platform for the university to renew its request for Central University status.

Prof R.C. Sobti, VC, Panjab University, offers sweets to UGC chairman Sukhdeo Thorat after laying the foundation stone of a girls’ hostel at Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Prof Sukhdeo Thorat UGC chief links economy to education
Chandigarh, July 28
Emphasising on expansion of quality education and more importantly inclusive education as a primary goal in education, UGC chairman Professor Sukhdeo Thorat spoke of the significance of measuring economic growth against the gross enrolment ratio (GER) of youth in institutes of higher education.

Punjab to tie up with international business schools
Chandigarh, July 28
Studying in an international business school may not be a distant dream in the future. The Punjab government is now to tie-up with leading international business schools in the USA and Europe to invite them to set up a branch in the upcoming knowledge city at Mohali.

Day 2: Parents unrelenting
Chandigarh, July 28
The parents of students studying in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, continued their protested against the school authorities, here today.

COURTS

Elevation to SC
Justice Sathasivam’s file awaits PM’s nod
Chandigarh, July 28
The file regarding the elevation of Justice P. Sathasivam, second seniormost judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to the Supreme Court, is with the PMO, awaiting nod by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sources in the Union Law Ministry confirmed that law minister H.R. Bhardwaj had cleared the file on Friday, after which the file went to the PMO on Tuesday.

 
CULTURE

Hardeep refreshes ‘Yadaan Piar Dian’ in melody
Hardeep Chandigarh, July 28
Gurdas Mann and Hardeep have one thing in common -- both entered the domain of folk singing via sports. A product of Sports College, Jalandhar, Hardeep was a national-level hockey player before he adopted singing as a profession 23 years ago. And since then, he has not looked back.

Models present collection of Vikram Phadnis at Antidote in Chandigarh on Saturday night. Bollywood stylist presents collection
Chandigarh, July 28
Ace Bollywood fashion designer Vikram Phadnis showcased his latest "Royal Mist DemiGods 2007" collection at Antidote in Sector 26 tonight. The much-in-demand designer used six city-based male models to present his ensemble, specially crafted for Royal Mist Luxury Whisky. Chandigarh is the third stop for Phadnis' latest line of contemporary men's garments, which he launched in Mumbai on July 25. The next halt for the designer's collection was Delhi, after which he brought it to Chandigarh.



Models present collection of Vikram Phadnis at Antidote in Chandigarh on Saturday night. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Of poets & verse
Chandigarh, July 28
It is time for poets to gather once again. Into its third gathering, “Poetry in the park” meets at Leisure Valley-II, opposite Government College of Art, to delve into the verses of poet Sahir Ludhianvi.

 
SPORTS

Cricket Tournament
Satluj, St Stephen’s in final
Panchkula, July 28
Fine bowling spells by Ankush Mandal (2 for 8), Gurprabhjot Singh (3 for 20) and Harpreet Singh (3 for 22) enabled Satluj Public School beat Delhi Public School, Pinjore, in the first semi-final match of the Satluj U-15 Monsoon Cup Invitational Cricket Tournament.

Football
St Stephen’s lift title
Chandigarh, July 28
Shishu Niketan School and St Stephen’s School proved their mettle by grabbing the u-17 and u-14 title of the Pre-Subroto Football Cup held on the GMSSS-37 grounds, here, today.

Pre-Nehru Hockey
DAV trounce Shivalik 5-3
Chandigarh, July 28
Showing their class, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, outclassed Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, 5-3 in the final match of the u-17 Pre-Nehru Hockey Tournament for boys, held at the Sector 42 Hockey stadium, here, today.

A match in progress during the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Hassan moves to second round
Chandigarh, July 28
In a one-sided match, Hassan beat Nawaz 25-0, 25-0 to enter into the second round of the boys' junior category on the opening day of the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship. The meet is underway at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here.

A match in progress during the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

YPS cagers clobber St Anne’s
Chandigarh, July 28
YPS, Mohali, hammered St Anne’s School, Chandigarh, 26-02 in the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament-2007 for girls at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, today. Harkiran (12), Vasundhra (6) and Agampreet (4) were the chief contributors for the YPS.


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