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Security rings in hardship
Chandigarh, July 30
Expecting a pronouncement on the quantum of sentence on six terrorists convicted of assassinating chief minister Beant Singh inside the Burail jail courtroom today, the jail authorities and the Chandigarh police seemed in a tizzy. Deputy jail superintendent Subhash Chander instructs that mediapersons be stopped at the entrance to the Burail jail on Monday.
Deputy jail superintendent Subhash Chander instructs that mediapersons be stopped at the entrance to the Burail jail on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

No word on missing youths
Lalru, July 30
Hope is giving way to despair as parents of the two youths feared drowned in the Ganga wait for news on their sons.Gurveen (24) and Gaurav (25) were swept away near Laxman jhoola yesterday. 

Gurveen Singh
Gurveen Singh

Gaurav Kaushik
Gaurav Kaushik

Keroscene: New step, old hassles
Chandigarh, July 30
Ration card-holders, including women and senior citizens, jostled with one another at the sweltering food and civil supplies office in Sector 17, without water or fan.They were there to get ration cards updated.








EARLIER STORIES

Just can’t beat this
Chandigarh, July 30
Police beat boxes look like “showpieces” as even during peak hours, police personnel are hardly found on duty.

Class X boy killed in accident
  Mohali, July 30
Fourteen-year-old Gagandeep Singh, a Class X student of Sant Isher Singh School here, was killed when his cycle was hit by a school bus coming from the opposite direction. People climbed over one another to reach the service counter and hand over the ration card copy.                                                              
Gagandeep Singh
Gagandeep Singh

Military Games torch begins journey across the country
 Chandigarh, July 30
The torch of the forthcoming Military World Games began its journey to Kanyakumari from Leh. The torch will be carried by a team from the Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) who will pedal across the country.The torch was handed over to the leader of the expedition, Maj Vishal Ahlawat by the minister of state for defence, M.M. Pallam Raju yesterday. The 15 member team is scheduled to reach Kanyakumari in just 20 days after covering a distance of about 4,250 kms.

An Army personnel holds the Military World Games torch during the EME cycle expedition from Leh to Kanyakumari which was flagged off by Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju at Leh on Sunday. — PTI photo
An Army personnel holds the Military World Games torch during the EME cycle expedition from Leh to Kanyakumari which was flagged off by Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju at Leh on Sunday.
 
COMMUNITY

Unruly scenes in MC over pipes
Chandigarh, July 30
The monthly house meeting of the MC today passed all items on the agenda. However, the house witnessed unruly scenes over a question raised by councillor Chandermukhi Sharma.

UT’s no to full-fledged rights panel
Says nodal cell adequate; HC Bench had felt otherwise
Chandigarh, July 30
Growing importance of rights issues notwithstanding, the UT administration is of the opinion that the there is no need for a full-fledged rights commission, keeping in view UT’s small size and few complaints of rights violations.

PU election posters deface city
Stickers on traffic direction confuse people
Chandigarh, July 30
Though there is some time to go for elections, student unions are already stepping out. The boundaries of the university campus and colleges are no longer the battlegrounds and parties are proclaiming their presence around the city too.
Matka Chowk roundabout sports student union stickers even as elections are still away;Stickers on windows of a hostel at Panjab University
Matka Chowk roundabout sports student union stickers even as elections are still away;Stickers on windows of a hostel at Panjab University. — Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

Fauji Beat
Why raw deal for jawans?

Ex-servicemen seek separate pay panel
Chandigarh, July 30
A section of ex-servicemen have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, demanding that a separate pay commission be set up for armed forces personnel.

Commuters facing a sticky problem
Panchkula, July 30
It’s a “sticky” situation for commuters on the Kalka-Panchkula patch on the national highway, NH-73, with the district administration having failed to clear the road of molasses a fortnight after it spilled out of a tanker.

Downpour here, drizzle there
Mohali, July 30
Some parts of the town witnessed heavy rainfall here this afternoon while other parts received only drizzle.

2 deaths  in P’kula
Panchkula, July 30
Two deaths were reported from the district, here today. While an electrician died in a road accident on the Panchkula-Barwala road, a resident of Sector 14 committed suicide.

Plea to make Mohali smoke-free
Mohali, July 30
A delegation of Global Sikh Brotherhood met the deputy commissioner and demanded that the administration should implement orders of the Supreme Court regarding a ban on smoking at public places and make Mohali a smoke-free city on the pattern of Chandigarh.

City ideal locale for films, says director
Chandigarh, July 30
The Shri Sai Films Productions unit is in the city for a ten-day shooting of their Hindi film, “Zindagi Tere Naam”.

Police stations to have inspectors
Panchkula, July 30
All police stations of the Panchkula district will now be headed by an inspector level officer. DSP Abhay Singh Rao said the orders for this had come from the headquarters after which inspectors were appointed at Kalka, Pinjore, Sector 20 and Raipur Rani police station and Sector 5. — TNS

Letters
Stop dog menace


 
CRIME

4 cylinders stolen
Chandigarh, July 30
Jasbir Singh, a constable with the Haryana police, has reported that someone stole four LPG cylinders and two plastic chairs from Sector 10 on Sunday night.

4 delinquents flee
Chandigarh, July 30
Taking advantage of poor security arrangements, four delinquents ran away from the Juvenile Home in Sector 25 here today.

Arson: 10 more face action
Panchkula, July 30
The police has zeroed in on 18 residents of Raila village, who were involved in Friday night arsoning, here today.Villagers burnt two police gypsies after an accident in which one minor girl had died. The police arrested eight persons, who have now sent to judicial remand. The police is yet to arrest 10 others.

Suicide
Chandigarh, July 30
A 20-year-old resident of Maloya Colony committed suicide by hanging himself here today. He was identified as Dhanno, a rehriwala. According to sources, Dhanno was mentally upset. — TNS


 
EDUCATION

Education is holistic development: Sobti
Chandigarh, July 30
It was some unconventional acumen that Professor R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, Panjab University, sought to address today at a lecture organised by the Servants of the People Society at Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Sector 15 today.

PU Notes
Admissions open for BFL 

Chandigarh, July 30
Five Year Integrated Bachelor’s & Master’s Course in Fashion & Life Styles Admission open to 1st Year of Bachelor in Fashion & Life Style (BFL - Three Year Course) is as under:

Protest for fee cut at engg college
Chandigarh, July 30
A protest by diploma students of second and third year of the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26 was held today.

DAV-10 principal meets student leaders
Chandigarh, July 30
A protest was held by the students of DAV College, Sector 10, here today. They were demanding fulfillment of various demands, which included a hostel for girls.

From Colleges
Principal recounts achievements
Chandigarh, July 30
Dr Inderjit Kaur, principal of Government College for Girls, Sector 42 would be retiring tomorrow after putting in 35 years of service in the field of education. She listed out the progress the college made during her tenure of 17 months. The college acquired the status of postgraduate (PG) college with the start of PGs in English and zoology from this session. The college has also introduced NCC for the first time and was able to inculcate the recommendations by NAAC peer team much before the scheduled time period.

Dr Inderjit Kaur
Dr Inderjit Kaur

From Schools
Van Mahotsava celebrated
Chandigarh, July 30
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, celebrated ‘Van Mahotsava Day’ on the school premises on Monday. DPI (S) S.K. Setia, who was chief guest on the occasion, planted saplings in the school. A two-day workshop on ‘Dealing with learning disability’ was also inaugurated on the occasion.

S.K. Setia, DPI (S), plants saplings on the premises of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, in Chandigarh on Monday.
S.K. Setia, DPI (S), plants saplings on the premises of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, in Chandigarh on Monday.

Principal transferred 
Chandigarh, July 30
Sikh Education Society has transferred the services of principal of SGGS College, Sector 26 Dr Kuldeep Singh to SN College, Kadian (Batala). It is alleged that during his tenure there has been bungling of 46 lakh rupees by the office staff. The senior most professor of the college, Gurdeep Singh has been made to officiate as the principal of the college.

Ladakhi children on city tour
Chandigarh, July 30
On an educational-cum-motivational tour organised by the Army under 'Operation Sadbhavana', 30 children from various villages of the Ladakh region visited Chandigarh today.


COURTS

Tahar Singh case: UT told to file reply
Lawyers should not behave like trade union: HC
Chandigarh, July 30
The Special Division Bench, comprising Justice M.M. Kumar and Justice Surya Kant, today asked the Chandigarh Administration to file an affidavit by August 4 regarding the investigation into an FIR registered against lawyer Tahar Singh.

High Court lawyers sport black badges
Chandigarh, July 30
Protesting against the behaviour of a high court judge towards the Bar, lawyers across Punjab and Haryana today sported black badges to express their resentment. The protest came in the wake of a resolution passed by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana that had fixed July 30 as the day to showcase solidarity and called for wearing of black badges.

High Court lawyers wear black badges in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
High Court lawyers wear black badges in Chandigarh on Monday.

Navjot’s lawyer seeks documents
Chandigarh, July 30
An application has been filed before the Special CBI judge, Ravi Kumar Sondhi, by Navjot Singh’s lawyer, seeking that education certificates, passport and other documents in the custody of the CBI be given back to Navjot.

 


HEALTH

Cut neonatal care cost: Docs
Chandigarh July 30
Neonatal intensive care units are trying to serve very sick neonates without brain damage. It involves elaborate and expensive facilities and a dedicated team of administrators, doctors, nurses and technologists. This was stated by Dr O.N. Bhakoo, former head of department, Paediatric and Neonatology, PGI, Chandigarh.

Fewer doctors at ayurvedic dispensaries
Chandigarh, July 30
The claims of the Chandigarh administration to promote ayurveda and homoeopathy notwithstanding, not all ayurvedic dispensaries in the city have doctors.

10 children hospitalised
Mohali, July 30
Two children of a colony in Madapura village have died in the past three days reportedly due to diarrhoea. While a seven-year-old boy died two days ago following high fever and dehydration, five-year-old girl Henna died last night.


 
SPORTS

Johny, Rahul steal the show
Both score hat-tricks for their teams
Chandigarh, July 30
St Stephen’s Johny and New Public School’s Rahul Lornie stole the show today as both scored splendid hat-tricks in their respective semi-final matches during the ongoing under-17 Pre-Subroto Cup Football tournament. On the other side, their opponents went down without a whimper. 

A match between DAV and St Stephen’s School in progress during the under-17 Pre-Subroto Cup Football tournament, held at GMSSS, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
A match between DAV and St Stephen’s School in progress during the under-17 Pre-Subroto Cup Football tournament, held at GMSSS, Sector 37, in Chandigarh on Monday.

Carrom Championship
Gagandeep in quarterfinals

Chandigarh, July 30
First-seeded Gagandeep Singh secured a place in the first eight by comfortably beating Raj Kumar in the men’s pre-quarter final tie during the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship. The championship is being held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here.

Dev Samaj thrash NPS, lift title
Chandigarh, July 30
The hosts IS Dev Samaj Girls’ team clinched the   winning title defeating New Public School, Sector 21 team 63-59 during the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament 2007 for girls.

The final match between IS Dev Samaj and New Public School in progress during the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament 2007 in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Cricket
Sachit leads St Stephen’s to victory

Panchkula, July 30 
A fine knock of 68 runs by Sachit Nayar enabled St Stephen’s School to beat Satluj Public School in the finals of the Satluj U-15 Monsoon Cup Invitational Cricket Tournament. 

The final match between IS Dev Samaj and New Public School in progress during the Shriman Ishwar Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament 2007 in Chandigarh on Monday.

 


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