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Mend ways, Bar body warned
‘Exercise restraint and shun trade unionism’
Chandigarh, August 6
Expressing displeasure that the Tahar Singh issue was being discussed at various fora in violation of court orders, a Division Bench comprising Mr Justice M.M. Kumar and Mr Justice Surya Kant, today said that one last opportunity was being given to the Bar body to mend ways.

Jailbreak case
Cops want hearing inside jail
Chandigarh, August 6
The death sentence pronounced on Babbar Khalsa International militant Jagtar Singh Hawara for assassinating Beant Singh has put the Chandigarh police in a fix.

Protest against death penalty
Mohali, August 6 Members of the Shioramni Akali Dal (Amritsar) today organised “Khalsa ros march” to protest against the death sentence to Beant Singh assassins Jagtar Singh Hawara and Balwant Singh.

Three students booked for defacement
Chandigarh, August 6
The Chandigarh police has registered a case against student activists of the Students Organisation of India (SOI), Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) and Students’ Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) under the Prevention of Defacement Act for putting up posters and stickers at public places.

Custodial death: HC seeks medical record
Chandigarh, August 6
A Division Bench, comprising Mr Justice P.Sathasivam and Mr Justice Rajive Bhalla, today requisitioned all medical and police records relating to the death of Anil Kumar, a Colony No 4 resident who died in police custody on July 11.




EARLIER STORIES

Armed with a charter, ABVP makes timid exit

Chandigarh, August 6
In a curious turn of events, Vice-Chancellor R.C. Sobti today ordered the gates of Panjab University be closed in order to catch “miscreants” who had entered the campus.



Securitymen at Panjab University close the gates in an attempt to catch “miscreants” on Monday. —A Tribune photograph

Securitymen at Panjab University close the gates in an attempt to catch “miscreants” on Monday.


COMMUNITY

the slum side of city beautiful

Small savings lose sheen
Collections dip in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh
Chandigarh, August 6
Small savings, which once caught the fancy of the common man, have fallen on bad days with a sharp decline reported in the collections last year in the country in general and Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in particular.

College teachers hold protest
Chandigarh, August 6
Teachers working in non-government colleges of Chandigarh wore black badges and held a two-period strike at their respective colleges in support of their demands.

NEED FOR SPEED

Pioneer Toyota gave residents of the city a feel of Formula One racing by organising an F-I event at its showroom, here on Sunday. The participants had the option of watching the series live, while the children enjoyed playing video games.
Pioneer Toyota gave residents of the city a feel of Formula One racing by organising an F-I event at its showroom, here on Sunday. The participants had the option of watching the series live, while the children enjoyed playing video games. —A Tribune photograph

FAUJI BEAT
Check exit or repent
FINDING the service in the armed forces unattractive, some serving officers started leaving the service to seek greener pastures in other sectors in the last decadde. But most of such officers were those who did not make the grade for next promotion. For the past one year or so, exit of officers has not only gained momentum but several promising officers with good carreer prospects have also started opting for pre-mature retirement, thanks to the management courses, which equip them for a package of Rs 8-12 lakh.

Ayurvedic college students end protest
Chandigarh, August 6
Students of Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, here, have called off their boycott of classes after most of their demands were accepted by the management, here today.
A crowd gathers around a car that met with an accident at the Sector 15-16 trafficlights in Chandigarh on Sunday night.
A crowd gathers around a car that met with an accident at the Sector 15-16 trafficlights in Chandigarh on Sunday night. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

Assault case: Scribes meet IGP
Chandigarh, August 6
A delegation of mediapersons today met UT (IGP) S.K. Jain in connection with alleged attack on two journalists of an English daily by a group of “inebriated” youths outside a Sector 8 discotheque in the wee hours of Sunday.

Cong men meet DC
Chandigarh, August 6
A deputation of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today met the Deputy Commissioner in connection with the allotment of sites to the remaining victims of the Sector 46 rehri market fire.
Flow of Faith: Kanwariyas walk along the Sukhna Lake after offering Ganga water at the Shiv Mandir in Saketri, on Monday.
Flow of Faith: Kanwariyas walk along the Sukhna Lake after offering Ganga water at the Shiv Mandir in Saketri, on Monday. —Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Community centre, bridge opened
Chandigarh, August 6 Mayor Harjinder Kaur today inaugurated a community centre at Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra. The ground floor of the centre, consisting of main hall, kitchen and toilet blocks was constructed at the cost of Rs 19.36 lakh, out of which, Rs. 9.74 lakh was provided by DC Chandigarh under MPLAD Scheme.

CHB warning to Sector 56 allottees
Chandigarh, August 6
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) today reiterated that the allottees of
one-room flat in Sector 56 have no right to sell the houses. Cancellation of allotment, including criminal proceedings, will be initiated against the allottees indulging in these activities, a press note said today.

MLA seeks DC’s ouster
Mohali, August 6
Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu has called for the removal of the Mohali deputy commissioner following a report in a section of the press alleging close links between the latter and former municipal council president Kulwant Singh, whose election petition was decided by the deputy commissioner.

Power cut at hospital spells disaster
Panchkula, August 6
Snapped power supply played havoc at the General Hospital, Sector 6, here today, as patients had a harrowing time.

Wants election observer appointed
Mohali, August 6
Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu has asked the government to appoint an observer for the election of the MC’s senior vice-president.

4 SBoP branches opened
Panchkula, August 6
Four branches of the State Bank of Patiala were inaugurated by its chief general manager Diwakar Gupta at MDC Sectors 5, 15, 20 and 8, here today.

Construction begins at Nada Sahib
Panchkula, August 6
The construction of a room for the installation of a chapatti-making machine began at the Nada Sahib gurdwara, here.

ISBT-17 or drive-in eatery?
Chandigarh, August 6
Accidents have become a routine at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector 17. 
Young motorcyclists, who ride right into the ISBT premises in complete violation of traffic norms, are causing this situation to arise. It is normally a free-for-all in the evenings at the ISBT.

Two-wheelers parked on the premises of the Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 17, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Two-wheelers parked on the premises of the Inter-State Bus Terminus in Sector 17, Chandigarh.

310 traffic violators challaned
Chandigarh, August 6
The Chandigarh Traffic Police booked 310 motorists for violating traffic rules and regulations today. The police set up as many as 10 check posts in various parts of the city. The police said a total of Rs 13,100 was collected through on-the-spot fines. Out of the 310 motorists challaned, 81 were booked for over speeding while 43 were booked for riding two-wheelers without wearing helmets.

Admn building toilets in pitiful state
Chandigarh, August 6
Public toilets in buildings of the administration are in deplorable condition. 
On visiting the additional deluxe building in Sector 17, one is greeted by missing toiletry fittings and insanitary conditions. This building houses offices of the SDO (building), the excise and taxation department, the social welfare department, the pollution control committee and the state election commission. “I do not use the toilets as there is no facility for light. It is very difficult to use them in the dark,” said Ram Karan, an employee.

This water cooler at Additional Delux Building, Sector 17, Chandigarh, does not present a healthy picture. —A Tribune photograph

This water cooler at Additional Delux Building, Sector 17, Chandigarh, does not present a healthy picture.

Inflated bills leading to refund hassles at drugstores
Chandigarh, August 6
Chemist shop owners at city hospitals are not only helping the people in submitting inflated bills for medical reimbursement; they also give preference to the unaccounted receipt over their cash memo while taking their sold stocks back from the patient.

Woman hangs herself to death
Chandigarh, August 6
Puja, a 28-year-old mother of one, is believed to have hanged herself to death at her Indira Colony residence this afternoon. Quoting family sources, the police said Puja was mentally upset and was undergoing treatment. The reason behind this extreme step was yet to be ascertained, said the police.

Youth Cong supports Dy CM
Panchkula, August 6
Congress activists, led by the members of the youth wing of the party, took out a procession in support of deputy CM Chander Mohan, Saketri to Sector 18 here today. — TNS

Letters


 
CRIME

BA-I student held for hitting traffic cop
Chandigarh, August 6
The police today arrested Siddaq, a BA-I student of Sector 10, DAV College, one of the accused who hit a traffic police constable with a vehicle on July 31.

 
EDUCATION

PU Syndicate to discuss NCTE affiliation for BPEd
Chandigarh, August 6
The mandatory affiliation for the four-year integrated BPEd course from the National Council of Teachers’ Education (NCTE) will come up for discussion at the PU Syndicate meeting to be held on August 12.

PU Notes
2nd counselling for CET from Aug 8
Chandigarh, August 6
Second joint counselling for CET-2007 will be held at the university auditorium for all reserved categories on August 8 according to the following schedule: B. Pharma, BSc (honours) from 9.30 am to 12 noon, BA LLB (honours) five-year integrated course from 12 noon onwards and MCA from 3 pm onwards.

Creative writing workshop on August 25
Chandigarh, August 6
Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi will organise a workshop on creative writing at the conference hall of the state library building in Sector 34 on August 25.

From Schools and Colleges
Students observe Hiroshima Day
Chandigarh, August 6
Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38, observed Hiroshima Day, here on Monday. The teachers and students paid homage to the innocent victims of the atomic bomb that exploded at Hiroshima, Japan, on 1945. Besides the screening of a short film on World War II, a play was also organised. Various other activities like poster-making, essay-writing, book-mark making and badge-making will be held till August 9 to mark the tragedy

Protest against ‘poor’ facilities in law institute
Chandigarh, August 6
BA LLB students of the University Institute of Legal Studies went on strike today in protest against shortage of teachers and poor facilities in the institute.
Expressing discontentment, they said while classes had started there was a large number of vacancies of teacher.

BA LLB students of the University Institute of Legal Studies stage a protest in Chandigarh on Monday. —Tribune photographs

BA LLB students of the University Institute of Legal Studies stage a protest in Chandigarh on Monday.


 
HEALTH

GMCH gets nod to upgrade incinerator
Chandigarh, August 6
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, has been given the nod to upgrade its incinerator. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting here today. The administration has asked the hospital authorities to submit afresh the proposal to upgrade the incinerator.


 
SPORTS

St Xavier's maul DPS
Chandigarh, August 6
Riding high on the hat-trick by Ben William, hosts St Xavier's (Yellow)-44 thrashed Delhi Public School (DPS), Pinjore, by 5-0 on the opening day of the St Xavier's six-a-side football tournament (u-13) at the school ground, here, today.

Shishu Niketan’s custodian tries to save a goal during a six-a-side match against St Kabir-26 in Chandigarh on Monday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Shishu Niketan’s custodian tries to save a goal during a six-a-side match against St Kabir-26 in Chandigarh on Monday.

Tavneet, Yash script victory for St Soldier’s
Chandigarh, August 6
An unbeaten partnership of Tavneet Singh (60) and Yash Kapil (36) helped St Soldier's Cricket Coaching Centre, Panchkula, register an eight-wicket victory over Shri Shri Cricket Academy in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for u-11 at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, here today.

Satluj students star in tennis
Panchkula, August 6
Satluj Public School (SPS), Sector 4, won various positions in the lawn tennis tournament concluded at the Gymkhana Club, Sector 6, here today.

Anshul strikes it rich
Chandigarh, August 6
Anshul Garg of Uttar Pradesh clinched three titles - men's singles, young boys’ singles and junior boys’ singles - in the Prof R.S. Mehta Memorial North Zone Invitation Table Tennis Championship. The championship concluded at Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall, here, yesterday.

Squash latest hit with city players
Chandigarh, August 6
It is the excitement of freely hitting a ball towards a wall with a racket that is attracting most players towards squash. For them, hitting the ball with passion relieves stress and also gives a feeling of exhilaration, which perhaps no other sport may offer. Moreover, it is a less technical game.

Budding squash players polish their skills at the squash court of the Lake Club in Chandigarh.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Budding squash players polish their skills at the squash court of the Lake Club in Chandigarh.

GNCA pip MCA
Chandigarh, August 6
Fine contribution by Guru Nanak Cricket Academy, Sector 36, defeated Mohali Cricket Academy by 36 runs in the u-11 Chandigarh Inter-Academy Invitation Cricket Tournament being organised by DP Azad Academy at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, here yesterday.

Challenger Club win
Ambala, August 6
Challenger Club defeated the Jarot XI by 24 runs in Ambala Cricket Cup, which concluded here today. President of Ambala Congress Committee, Arun Garg, was the chief guest on the concluding day. While addressing the players he said they should play the game with sportsman’s spirit. Cricket coach Surender Pankaj and municipal councillor Ajay Saini were also present on the occasion.

A centre of excellence
Chandigarh, August 6
If one goes by its achievements, the Handball Coaching Centre at the Sports Complex, Sector 42, is definitely a ‘centre of excellence’.



Handball players practise at the Handball Coaching Centre, Sector 42, Chandigarh. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 

Handball players practise at the Handball Coaching Centre, Sector 42, Chandigarh.

Tennis tourney from Aug 10
Panchkula, August 6
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, will organise the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship on their premises under the aegis of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Association from August 10 to 12.


ADMINISTRATION

Domestic Violence Act
Powers delegated to officers
Chandigarh, August 6
The administration has released a list of officers appointed as protection officers for exercising powers and discharging duties in their respective areas under the provisions of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, in the UT.



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