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High-rise buildings a security threat to jail
Chandigarh, August 4
The construction of high-rise buildings in the periphery of the Burail rail is a security threat. Residential societies are coming up with the approval of the UT administration but these are a threat to the security of the jail.
An overview of the Burail jail from the terrace of a multi-storied building.
An overview of the Burail jail from the terrace of a multi-storied building. — Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan

Babus at RLA don’t care about UT order
Chandigarh, August 4
The UT Administration’s direction to all departments not to ask for affidavit along with application forms is not being adhered to by officials in the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) here.

Drugs seized during raids
Chandigarh, August 4
Swooping down on drug peddlers, the crime branch (operation cell) today seized 145 gm smack and 550 gm opium. Seizures were made from seven persons across the city. Vijay Kumar, inspector in charge of the cell, said the raids were conducted under the SSP's supervision and fresh tip-off.

DAV Clash
No arrest so far
Chandigarh, August 4
The local police failed to trace the students accused of firing gun shots outside DAV College, Sector 10 on Friday.
Police personnel deployed outside DAV College, Sector 10, on Friday in Chandigarh.
Police personnel deployed outside DAV College, Sector 10, on Friday in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 











Asia Cup Hockey
3 city players in Indian squad 

Chandigarh, August 4
It is a proud moment for the city and the Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, as three local players — Rajpal Singh, Baljeet Singh and Jaswinder Singh — have made it to the Indian hockey squad for Asia Cup, starting from September 1 to 9 in Chennai.

COMMUNITY

Child action plan gets going
Chandigarh, August 4
With the establishment of a multi-agency distress management team, Chandigarh child action plan formally got going. Announced on June 1, the plan has just worked for two minor girls from the city and adjoining Zirakpur - both rape victims.The team has rescued them and is now monitoring their treatment and rehabilitation.

Students of Government High School, Sector 38, present a colourful programme at their annual prize distribution function in Chandigarh
Students of Government High School, Sector 38, present a colourful programme at their annual prize distribution function in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Bonnet case: Safari driver evades arrest
Chandigarh, August 4
The police failed to arrest Siddaq, a student of Sector 10 DAV College, accused of hitting a constable on Thursday and carried him on the bonnet of his vehicle to a distance of over one kilometre. Siddaq is said to be a son of a Ludhiana-based builder. The police on Friday recovered Tata Safari from near Yadavindra Public School, Mohali. The vehicle belonged to V P Saini, owner and principal of Netaji Subhash Public School, Ropar. His son Kranti Saini was arrested by the police later in the evening. Kranti told the police that Siddaq was driving the vehicle and their friend Simu was sitting beside him while he was sitting on a rear seat.

If you live near Chandigarh’s Sector 7 Motor Market, don’t venture out after it rains.
WIRED FOR DISASTER:
If you live near Chandigarh’s Sector 7 Motor Market, don’t venture out after it rains. These grounded electric wires may guarantee you some jolts you may not live to remember. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Firearm ban being flouted
Chandigarh, August 4
As the ban on carrying firearms being flouted with impunity, incidents of clashes with frequent use of firearms have been on the rise in the city. The police has failed to trace sources from where illegal arms are being smuggled into the city.

Defence Procurements
Inordinate delays defeat purpose of fast track procedure 

Chandigarh, August 4
The fast track procedure (FTP) for procurements introduced by the defence ministry for meeting urgent requirements of the Armed Forces, it seems, is not meeting its purpose.

‘Saturday Eve’ at plaza
Chandigarh, August 4
“The cultural heritage of Punjab and the beauty of Chandigarh city has no parallel in the world and we are committed to preserve them. The weekend cultural bonanza - Saturday Eve, is a celebration of our unique assets,” said city mayor Harjinder Kaur in her inaugural address of the festive eve.

Boys enjoy the rain on the Panjab University campus, Chandigarh
What a splash: Boys enjoy the rain on the Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Cops statement wrong, says Simran’s father
Chandigarh, August 4
Parents of Simranjit Kaur, who was found stabbed at her Sector 22 residence four years ago, today said the police was furnishing incorrect information, which could affect investigations of the case.

Six hurt in roof collapse
Mohali, August 4
Six persons, including four minors, were injured when a mud roof fell over them in Jhotakutt Colony here today.

‘NRI charges baseless’
Chandigarh, August 4
Reacting to a news item “Police slow in registering case, says NRI” carried in these columns on July 23, Deepak Garg stated that the allegations levelled by Sandeep Arora, NRI, were baseless. In a communication to Chandigarh Tribune, Garg asserted that Arora had been making false complaint against him from abroad in order to settle his score. Garg said the grudge had emanated from a deal from which Arora had backtracked. — TNS

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CRIME

Man commits suicide
Mohali, August 4
A resident of Kumbra village allegedly committed suicide, here today.

Six quacks arrested
Mohali, August 4
The police arrested six quacks from Lalru and Dera Bassi who were allegedly posing as doctors, here today.

 
BUSINESS

Nabard silver jubilee 
Chandigarh, August 4
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) had supported the states of Punjab and Haryana by providing refinance to the tune of Rs 41,938 crore during the last 25 years. The silver jubilee of Nabard was celebrated at Makhan Shah Lubhana Auditorium here today.

 
EDUCATION

Students allege police inaction
Chandigarh, August 4
The students of Chandigarh Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Behlana, today alleged that the police was going slow in registering a criminal case against the institute which duped them of large amounts of money by making false promises.

From Schools
Tiny tots visit Silvi Park
Mohali, August 4
Tiny tots of nursery class of Shastri Model School visited the Silvi Park today accompanied by teachers Manjit, Balwinder Jaskiran and Rajneesh.


Students of Shastri Model School at Silvi Park, Mohali, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Shastri Model School at Silvi Park, Mohali
COURTS

Woman knocks on HC door
Her son had died in police custody due to “torture”
Chandigarh, August 4
Refusing to cower before the callous system, Phulwati, mother of Anil Kumar, a Colony no. 4 resident who had recently died allegedly in police custody due to torture, today knocked the doors of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Lawyers seek Hawara’s production warrants
Chandigarh, August 4
Defence lawyers of Jagtar Singh Hawara, accused in jailbreak case and convicted in Beant Singh assassination case, today moved an application before the court of chief judicial magistrate for issuance of production warrants of Hawara.

 
CULTURE

Kishore Kumar remembered
Chandigarh, August 4
Rich tributes were paid to legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar on his 78th birth anniversary here at a musical programme and a singing contest held at Kalagram today.

Bureaucrats show their poetic side
Chandigarh, August 4
Gifted with poetic vein, sensuous imagery and emotional sensibility, nine senior IAS officers participated in a 'Bureaucrat Kavi Goshthi' organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in its conference hall here today. Welcoming the poets, akademi chairperson Dr Naresh said the event was ‘unique’ since only the bureaucrat poets of standing were invited to share their innate poetic potential.

HEALTH

Homoeopathy set to grow: WHO
Chandigarh, August 4
According to the WHO, homoeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world, experiencing an annual growth of more than 20 per cent, and by 2017, the world homoeopathy market would be equivalent to the current alternative healthcare market which is Rs 52,000 crore. This was stated by Dr Mukesh Batra, chairman and managing director, Dr Batra’s Postive Health Clinics.

Nurses to counsel on breastfeeding
Chandigarh, August 4
In order to promote, protect and support breastfeeding, the Paediatric Health Education Unit in the Department of Paediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, announced the daily breastfeeding counselling services from 9 am to 4 pm for any mother facing problem with breastfeed here today.

 
SPORTS

Edmond academy register win
Chandigarh, August 4
An unbeaten knock of 31 by Subhanshu enabled Edmond Rice Cricket Academy's team to beat Shivalik Public School Academy by five wickets in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Invitational Cricket Tournament for u-11 at St Stephen's School-45, here today.
Subhanshu of Edmond Rice Cricket Academy hits a six against Shivalik Academy during the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Invitational Cricket Tournament for u-11 at St Stephen's School-45 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Subhanshu of Edmond Rice Cricket Academy hits a six against Shivalik Academy during the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Invitational Cricket Tournament for u-11 at St Stephen's School-45 in Chandigarh

Administration ignoring UTCA: Judge 
Chandigarh, August 4<
The UT Cricket Association (UTCA), through its president, Ajeet Singh Judge, has defied the authenticity of ‘Cricket Chandigarh’, a body formed by the Chandigarh administration to promote cricket in the city.

Dodge Ball
Raipur Khurd girls shine

Chandigarh, August 4
Government High School, Raipur Khurd, beat Star Club by 2-1 under the girls’ category in the 1st Junior Chandigarh Rural Zone Dodge Ball Championship 2007 for boys and girls at Government High School, Raipur Khurd, here today.

Badminton c’ship from Aug 10
Panchkula, August 4 
The District Badminton Association, Panchkula, will organise the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship from August 10 to 12 at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here. 

Naina, Sahil corner glory
Chandigarh, August 4 
Naina Suri of DAV Public School-8 and Sahil of Patiala stole the show by winning the sub-junior girls’ and boys’ singles titles, respectively, in the Prof R.S. Mehta Memorial North Zone Invitational Table Tennis Tournament being played at Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here. — TNS

Probables shortlisted
Chandigarh, August 4
Probables have been shortlisted to attend the Chandigarh district u-15 camp. Players have to report at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, on August 6 at 3 pm.  According to Surinder Singh Baijee, general secretary, Chandigarh Cricket Association, will play their first match on August 15. — TNS

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