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Village handpumps sealed
14 hospitalised
Mohali, July 31
Even as the district health authorities today launched a special drive to tackle the outbreak of diahorrea in a colony in Madanpur here, six more from the colony were hospitalised today.

Residents of Madanpur village in Mohali continued to draw contaminated water from handpumps on Tuesday; and an infant under treatment at the civil hospital in Mohali

Residents of Madanpur village in Mohali continued to draw contaminated water from handpumps on Tuesday; and an infant under treatment at the civil hospital in Mohali. — Tribune photos by Vicky Gharu

GMADA, MC lock horns over Madanpura
Mohali, July 31
Even as two children died of diarrhoea and 12 more cases were detected here today, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority and the local municipal council locked horns over the development work in Madanpura village which is plagued by unhygienic conditions.



EARLIER STORIES

Power Play: Now on, now gone
Chandigarh, July 31
City’s faulty power supply lines are leading to unscheduled power cuts during the day. The problem has assumed alarming proportions following the monsoon showers. Digging for laying of telephones cables and use of JCB machines has affected underground wires at several places.

Rot helps juveniles flee
Chandigarh, July 31
The security breach at Chandigarh’s brand-new juvenile remand home in Sector 25 was waiting to happen. Structured as a “model home for juveniles and children in need of care”, the home is hardly serving the purpose it is meant to.

Sentence not fair on Sanjay, says Kirron
Chandigarh, July 31
She loves to arrive, quietly. That’s how homecomings are meant to be. But when it’s about Kirron Kher’s arrival, the word does travel. “I came here two days ago to check on my mother.

Kirron Kher, who is in town to visit her ailing mother. — A Tribune photograph

On Sanjay Verdict

Kirron Kher, who is in town to visit her ailing mother

Controversy still dogs Generals over Kargil
Chandigarh, July 31
Eight years after Indian troops evicted Pakistani intruders from the inhospitable heights in Kargil, albeit at a heavy cost, controversy continues to dog the role of certain senior commanders and the conduct of operations.

COMMUNITY

Bitta creates a scene
Chandigarh, July 31
The vehicle carrying Maninderjit Singh Bitta, president of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, was attacked by activists of Sikh organisations near the main gate of the Burail jail here this afternoon, minutes before the verdict in the Beant Singh assassination case was pronounced.
Members of various Sikh organisations struggle with police personnel outside the jail in Burail on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Members of various Sikh organisations struggle with police personnel outside the jail in Burail

Single counter taxes assessees
Chandigarh, July 31
Even as today was the last date for filing income tax returns (ITRs), scores of tax payers were confused by certain entries in the new forms. Also, there was no space for certain entries.

Voter Card
One day to go, but no photo team yet
Chandigarh, July 31
With just a day left for the door-to-door campaign to click photos of voters, residents across the city are complaining that ever since the exercise started, the teams have not been keeping their dates.

Marla house owners seek relaxations
Chandigarh, July 31
Occupants of marla houses have accused the administration of adopting different yardsticks in building bylaw relaxations. Members of the Chandigarh marla/flats houses resident welfare association have again urged the administration to give them relaxations.

Deputy Editor Dalbir cremated
Chandigarh, July 31
A large number of persons attended the cremation of Dalbir Singh, Punjabi Tribune Deputy Editor, who died of a heart attack on July 28, at the Sector 25 crematorium here today.

 
CRIME

Judicial magistrate tricked
Another woman swindled in Sector 22
Chandigarh, July 31
Judicial magistrate (first class), Harpreet Kaur, was today cheated by swindlers in Sector 8 here this afternoon. It was the second such incident in the city as earlier in the morning, a woman was duped in a similar fashion in Sector 22.

Rape: Father, stepmother arrested
Chandigarh, July 31
The father of a minor girl and her stepmother have been arrested on the allegations of rape and criminal conspiracy after the girl told the police that she was being sexually exploited by her father for the past over two years.

 
EDUCATION

PEC students want director to stay
Chandigarh, July 31
Setting a rare example in the history of student-teacher bond, hundreds of students from various disciplines of engineering of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12 got together today in the cricket ground to kick start a unique campaign.

Dept gets nod for radio jockey course
Chandigarh, July 31
The Chandigarh Education Department has got an approval from the administration for starting a hobby course in radio jockey and for setting up a community radio station. The process of setting up a radio station will require a time of one year. 

Pharma PhD entrance on Sept 2
Chandigarh, July 31
Panjab University will be conducting an entrance examination for PhD admission in pharmaceutical sciences on September 2. The examination will be held in pharmaceutical technology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy and pharmacology.

UT bows to students’ pressure
College fee reduced to Rs 2,400
Chandigarh, July 31
Taking a serious note of the agitations by the students, Chandigarh Administration has decided to reduce the fees for the second and third year batches of Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26 and Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10.

Papers read at Premchand’s birth anniversary
Chandigarh, July 31
Department of Hindi at Panjab University celebrated the 127th birth anniversary, of Munshi Premchand. The celebrations were marked by a paper-reading contest based on the writer’s life, in which 16 students participated.

 
CULTURE

City artists put up works
Chandigarh, July 31
Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi’s annual art exhibition took off well this evening. Of the total entries of 163 received from the tricity in the professional category, 57 were selected for display at the show which opened in State Library.
In the company of colours - artists savour the works on display at the annual art exhibition of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, at State Library, Sector 34. — A Tribune photograph

In the company of colours - artists savour the works on display at the annual art exhibition of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, at State Library, Sector 34

185 participate in Rafi nite
Chandigarh, July 31
None of the Bollywood singers had elicited such a tremendous adulation as Mohammad Rafi maintained J.P. Kaushik, the Bollywood maestro. Haryana Finance minister, Birender Singh, and state Congress chief, Phool Chand Mullana, joined him to pay tribute to the legendary maestro on his 27th death anniversary.

HEALTH

Health awareness on your doorstep
Chandigarh, July 31
Chandigarh is all set to become the first city in this part of the region to use the commonest, and still the most effective, mode of transportation for driving home the message of healthcare. The Administration has, in fact, decided to lay considerable load of conveying the significance of its schemes and activities on rickshaws and auto-rickshaws.

 

SPORTS


GMSSS-37 thrash St Stephen’s
Chandigarh, July 31
GMSSS-37 scripted a convincing win against St Stephen’s-45 5-1 in the pre-Subroto Football Cup match for u-17 boys held at the GMSSS-37 grounds, here, today. Right from the word go, GMSSS made its presence felt on the field and played an attacking game. They controlled the game right from the beginning.



A match between GMSSS-37 and St Stephen’s in progress during the pre-Subroto Football Cup match for u-17 boys at the GMSSS-37 grounds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari


A match between GMSSS-37 and St Stephen’s in progress during the pre-Subroto Football Cup match for u-17 boys at the GMSSS-37 grounds in Chandigarh

Cricket
GNPS drub St Xavier’s
Chandigarh, July 31
In a bizarre match, Guru Nanak Public School gave a crushing defeat to St Xavier’s during the CCA’s First Gold Cup Cricket Tournament for u-11. The tournament was held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here, today.

Carrom
Asif wins title
Chandigarh, July 31
Asif Iqbal defeated Neeraj Bharti in the men's single of the 17th Chandigarh State Carrom Championship on the final day today. The championship was held at St Stephen's School, Sector 45.


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