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Now FR on wrong side of pollution law
Chandigarh, August 5
Even as the Chandigarh administration’s conversion policy to allow multiplexes is under sharp criticism, Fun Republic, the multiplex at Mani Majra, is contravening provisions of the Prevention of Water Pollution Act.

Testing times
CA aspirants a bewildered lot
Worried CA aspirants coming out of the examination centre at SD College in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, August 5
Panic gripped those appearing for the chartered accountancy entrance exam in the city, following reports of paper leak in New Delhi. The exam has now been postponed.
Worried CA aspirants coming out of the examination centre at SD College in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

Violators to land in tobacco cell
Chandigarh, August 5
Smokers, it seems, now have nowhere to hide. The Chandigarh administration is getting more pairs of eyes to track them. Henceforth, violators of anti-smoking rules will have to not only watch out for police personnel and food inspectors, but also members of the Tobacco Control Cell.

In Basta
Face reconstruction is all that the cops have
Chandigarh, August 5
The murder case of a man in his twenties, whose charred body was found in the jungle in Sector 52 last year, remains unsolved. The police has failed to identify the victim. The body was found in a plastic drum, partially wrapped in a polythene sheet.

Racket to siphon off CSD supplies busted
Chandigarh, August 5
The Military Intelligence (MI) has unearthed a racket to siphon off supplies meant for CSD canteens and selling them in the civilian markets. An MI outfit under the Western Command intercepted a utility vehicle near Faridkot yesterday and caught goods and liquor worth about Rs 1.5 lakh, it is learnt.








EARLIER STORIES

Plot owners get another year to build
Chandigarh, August 5
The Chandigarh administration has decided to give a year’s extension (till March 2008) to owners who have not built on their plots within the stipulated period from the date of allotment. The last extension ended on March 2007.

Boy dies in mishap
Chandigarh, August 5
Ashish (3) of Faidan village was killed in a road accident in the village today. The police said the child was coming on his cycle when a tractor trailer hit him. At the time of mishap, the driver was reversing the tractor.

COMMUNITY


Youngsters at a Friendship Day party at Aerrizona in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
OF HUMAN BOND: Youngsters at a Friendship Day party at Aerrizona in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Even generosity didn’t help them
Three kids held for stealing Rs 1.8 lakh
Chandigarh, August 5
It was three days of “affluent” life for three minor boys of Burail village, who allegedly stole Rs 1.80 lakh from a scooter in their locality on August 1, before the police arrested them yesterday. However, two members of the group are still absconding.

5 injured as cars collide
Chandigarh, August 5
At least five persons were injured when two cars collided on a road separating Sectors 15 and 16 here tonight.

‘Conserve’ office of Le Corbusier
Chandigarh, August 5
UT administrator S.F. Rodrigues yesterday visited the building in Sector 19 here which housed the office of Le Corbusier.

Mohali lad for IAEA
Mohali, August 5
A Mohali lad has been selected to test the software used in energy system analysis and planning at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna.

Wild mushrooms add a sparkle to Leisure Valley’s green landscape.
STANDING TALL: Wild mushrooms add a sparkle to Leisure Valley’s green landscape. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

No headway in trespass case
Panchkula, August 5
Five days after the trespass case in the Army flats, Mansa Devi Complex, the police investigations have met with little success. Atul Nibber, the Chandigarh-based businessman, also the main accused in the case, is still absconding and the police has been unable to identify Nibber’s accomplice in the case and the house where the two had come visiting is locked.

CM’s Friendship Day gesture
Mohali, August 5
In his Friendship Day gesture, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called on his close friend Zora Singh Mann, Ferozepore MP, at his residence here.

Within hours of the publication of a picture of a bunch of “naked” electricity wires (inset) in Sector 7, the electricity wing of the engineering department swung into action and fixed the wires on Sunday.
Within hours of the publication of a picture of a bunch of “naked” electricity wires (inset) in Sector 7, the electricity wing of the engineering department swung into action and fixed the wires on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Kidney patient awaits help
Chandigarh, August 5
Subhash (37), who was suffering from failure of both the kidneys for years, got his kidney transplant done at the PGI on June 26 with the help of donors and relatives. Though his sister (the kidney donor) is willing to help him in managing his finances, he requires money to continue his post transplant treatment.

Help in fight against obesity at hand
Formal launch of NGO on August 8
Mohali, August 5
The Association for Study of Obesity (ASO) has invited memberships from all obese persons willing to seek help to rid themselves of obesity.

Unravelling mysteries behind artworks
The unique mobile exhibition of Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh, offers information on the conservation of precious heritage. Chandigarh, August 5
We often take our heritage for granted, unmindful of the painstaking processes that go into ensuring its survival. But here’s a chance to unravel the mysteries behind artworks’ timeless appeal. Government Museum, Chandigarh, has just fashioned a mobile exhibition around the theme.
The unique mobile exhibition of Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh, offers information on the conservation of precious heritage. — A Tribune photograph

City-Hardwar train sought
Chandigarh, August 5
Joginder Singh Bhogal, a member of the Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee, has urged the Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala, to introduce a direct train between Chandigarh and Hardwar.

 
CRIME

Scribes assaulted, three held
Chandigarh, August 5
A group of youngsters allegedly assaulted two staffers of an English daily outside a discotheque in Sector 8 in the wee hours today. A digital camera was also damaged during the commotion.



Three of the accused in assault case being produced in the district courts in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Three of the accused in assault case being produced in the district courts in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Dowry death: Husband held
Zirakpur, August 5
The police today arrested Mohinder Singh, husband of 26-year-old Hardeep Kaur who had died of alleged poisoning on Friday. Hardeep Kaur was taken by her brothers from her husband’s residence in a semi-conscious state on August 1 to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where she died.

Three held for gambling
Chandigarh, August 5
The police today arrested three persons for allegedly indulging in gambling. The police recovered Rs 55,000 from them.

 
BUSINESS

Study Chinese model, city traders told
Chandigarh, August 5
The policies of Chinese entrepreneurs were explained in detail at a seminar organised by the Chandigarh Management Association, here today.

 
EDUCATION

Hotel industry holds ‘good’ job opportunities
India will be hosting Common Wealth Games in 2010 and it will require 70 hotels
Mohali, August 5
Due to rapid growth in the hotel industry the employment opportunities in the industry have registered remarkable growth. India, which is emerging, as a tourist hub required 1.5 lakh, trained graduates in this field, stated Kamal Piyush, director, Chandigarh College of Hotel Management, Landran. Kamal Piyush was working as manager of Ashoka Group of Hotels for last 30 years.

Chef’s challenge to Chitkara students
Chandigarh, August 5
Chitkara School of Hospitality today launched a chef’s challenge for its first year students wherein they would have to prepare special cuisines for the Australian cricketers coming to Chandigarh for a cricket match to be held in October.

Seminar on libraries concludes
Chandigarh, August 5
The second day of the UGC national seminar on “Managing College Libraries in the Digital Environment: Opportunities and Challenges”, opened today is being held at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45.

Plantation drive at G.C.G-11
Chandigarh, August 5
As many as 250 plants, procured free of cost from the department of forests, UT, were planted at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, yesterday as a part of vanmahotsav celebrations under the ‘Greening Chandigarh Action Plan’ of the UT.

 
HEALTH

Flip side of facial enhancement therapy
Chandigarh, August 5
The use of botulinium toxin therapy in facial enhancement that already has a huge market in the US and other developed countries is fast catching up in the tricity and the adjoining region.

Breast-feeding good for both newborn, mother: Doctor
Mohali, August 5
“Breast-feeding helps mother lose 500 calories per day and protect the newborn baby from bronchitis, ear infections, pneumonia, diarrhoea and urinary tract infections besides boosting the IQ of the baby.” This was stated by Dr Swapna Misra, obstetrician and gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, in a communication sent to members of health clubs in the tri-city by the hospital as part of the International Breast-feeding Week, which ends on August 7.

 
SPORTS


Sumit, Harmit sprint to victory
Chandigarh, August 5
Over 100 athletes took part in the Chandigarh South District Athletics Championship at Athletics Stadium, Sector 7, here today. The one-day competition had various events like 100m, 200m, 800m races, long jump and shot put in the boys’ and girls’ (u-14 and u-16) sections.


An athlete participates in the long jump event during the Chandigarh South Zone Athletics Meet at Athletics Stadium, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
An athlete participates in the long jump event during the Chandigarh South Zone Athletics Meet at Athletics Stadium, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Athletics Championship
Suman, Yogita are fastest runners

Chandigarh, August 5
Over 70 local budding athletes participated in the North District Athletics Championship held at Athletics Stadium, Sector 7, here today. Various events were organised in the girls’ and boys’ (u-14 and u-16) sections.

Football tourney from today
Chandigarh, August 5
St Xavier's, Sector 46, will host a six-a-side football tournament tomorrow at the school grounds.



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