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Kajheri Killings
Prime suspect nabbed in Bhagalpur
Chandigarh, August 7
A team of the crime branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested Rajiv Kumar, prime suspect in the Kajheri triple murder case, from the jungles in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on late Monday night. Sources said Rajiv during preliminary interrogation had provided vital clues about the whereabouts of his other two accomplices, Santosh Kumar, alias Soni, and Amit Kumar, alias Kunkun.

PU issues attendance ‘procedures’
Move follows arm-twisting by son of VIP
Chandigarh, August 7
Panjab University has issued certain “procedures” regarding attendance that it wants all departments to “strictly comply” with. This comes in the wake of a senior Punjab bureaucrat’s son trying to arm-twist the university on his attendance, which was falling short.

Weird Logic
Nursery kid beaten up
Reason: She couldn’t follow instructions
Urvashi with her mother after getting a beating from her teacher. Chandigarh, August 7
Urvashi and Sumit studying in nursery and Deepa, a Class II student, at Government Model High School, Sector 31, are terrified of going to school for fear of being beaten up by their teacher.

Urvashi with her mother after getting a beating from her teacher. — A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES

Media Park: Something stinks
Chandigarh, August 7
The Rs 800-crore multimedia-cum-film city project of Parsvnath Developers approved by the Chandigarh administration has run into controversy with allegations that an incompetent and inexperienced party had got the nod.

For them, I-Day means fetters
Panchkula, August 7
Independence Day celebrations seem to come with fetters for schoolchildren. They are forced to stand in the sun for hours for the big day when a VIP unfurls the national flag.

COMMUNITY



City’s student-led theatre group ‘Aaghaaz’ performs a street play on the issues of child abuse and reservation at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, as a curtain-raiser to the auditions scheduled on Wednesday at 11 am. Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

No takers for HUDCO toilet scheme
Chandigarh, August 7
Despite the existence of rudimentary civic facilities in various districts of the region, there seem to be not many takers for the ‘community toilets and sanitation’ scheme of HUDCO.

Evidence suggests shortage of equipment in Army unit
Chandigarh, August 7
Evidence produced in the general court martial trying a colonel here for alleged misappropriation of ammunition in the Kargil sector has suggested large scale deficiencies in equipment holdings in the unit, including secrecy devices which could have had major security implications.

Users will no more have multiple LPG connections
Chandigarh, August 7
Come November 2007 and about 10 lakh families in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh will lose the multiple LPG connections.

Student’s death: Police awaits viscera report
Chandigarh, August 7
The police is often believed to be tardy but it surely defies logic that the probe into a much-publicised death of a school student is stuck for the want of the viscera report.

Liquor firms flouting excise laws
Chandigarh, August 7
Next time you buy a nicely packed popular brand of Indian-made foreign liquor, ensure that you are not asked by cops checking the inter-state smuggling of liquor regarding its area of sale.

Army recruitment rally on Sept 12
Chandigarh, August 7
The 150 Infantry (Punjab) Battalion of the Territorial Army (TA) will be carrying out a recruitment rally for general duty soldiers, barber, washer-men and safaiwalas for candidates from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

359 penalised for power theft
Chandigarh, August 7
The enforcement cell of the electricity wing of the engineering department has detected 1,000 consumers using excess load.

Issuance of SC certificates allowed
Chandigarh, August 7
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes today allowed the issuance of Scheduled Caste certificates to the members of the community, who were born in or migrated to the city after the creation of Chandigarh on November 1,1966.

Letters
Traffic troubles
The number of road accidents at the intersection near Gurdwara, Sector 7 and Blind Institute - Nari Niketan, Sector 26 are increasing. We have tried our level best to approach the administration as well as the Traffic police to rectify the problem of traffic management with suggestions for solving it but nothing has been done so far.

 
CRIME

CHB Scheme
3 held for selling house

Chandigarh, August 7
Three persons have been arrested for allegedly selling a house that was allotted under a rehabilitation scheme of the Chandigarh Housing Board.

Purse snatched
Chandigarh, August 7
A scooterist snatched a purse from a woman in Sector 36 this evening. Sources in the police said Moon Arora of Sector 36 reported that she was going to market at around 7 pm, when a youngster riding a Kinetic Honda (CH-01-H-5394) snatched her purse near her residence. The purse contained Rs 2,200 and some documents. She gave the scooter’s number to the police.

Women hangs herself
Chandigarh, August 7
Manpreet Kaur, mother of two, hanged herself to death at her Sector 40 residence, here, this afternoon. The victim held no one responsible for her extreme step. The reason behind the suicide was still unclear. She was in her thirties.

 
BUSINESS
 
EDUCATION

Student union clears the air
Chandigarh, August 7
Clarifications are now the order of the day. While student unions indulge in brawls in an attempt to out do each other and leave a mark in the minds of the students, parties are now explaining their stand.

Bhavan Vidyalaya bags top honours
Panchkula, August 7
The Inderdhnush auditorium here remained abuzz with activity today as over 5,000 students drawn from 46 schools of the tricity vied for laurels in 20 events of literary, performing and visual arts.

Digital lab at college
Chandigarh, August 7
With the aim of introducing job-oriented courses and exposing students to practical training with new and advanced technologies, GGDSD College, Sector 32, has set up a digital laboratory with top of the line Quark Xpress-7 software in the department of Mass Communication and Functional English.

Hiroshima: Students make presentation
Mohali, August 7
Koshish Educators Network organised various activities from class III to class XII as a part of the series of competitions at Shivalik Public School, here today.

Students display dictionary skills
Mohali, August 7
Swami Ram Tirtha Public High School, Phase IV, organised a dictionary quiz on the school premises to develop literary, study and communication skills amongst students here today.

240 vocational seats more
Chandigarh, August 7
As many as 240 vocational seats have been added by the UT Education Department at various government educational institutes of the city today.


COURTS

Supply Scam
HC extends stay on action against Brigadiers
Chandigarh, August 7
The Delhi High Court today extended the stay on the attachment of two Brigadiers to a different establishment for facing disciplinary action for their alleged roles in irregularities in procurement of supplies.

Anticipatory bail plea of Nibber rejected
Panchkula, August 7
Sessions judge M.M. Sharma today rejected the anticipatory bail application of Atul Nibber, the main accused in the trespass case at Mansa Devi, while dismissing the bail application of Joginder Sharma.

 
CULTURE

Filmmaker Suneel Darshan (left) with principal Brahm Prakash at the College of Art, Sector 10, on Tuesday. I believe in my cinema: Darshan
Chandigarh, August 7
His films epitomise commercial Hindi cinema at their sassy best-potboilers, tear-jerkers et al-but for film-maker Suneel Darshan (Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Ek Rishta amongst others) film-making is not just a commercial venture, it is akin to art no less.

Filmmaker Suneel Darshan (left) with principal Brahm Prakash at the College of Art, Sector 10, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

City to host film fest in February
CITCO MD Jasbir Singh Bir, Anupam Kher and director, tourism, Vivek Atray at the meeting of the Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Forum in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh, August 7
The second meeting of the Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Forum was held here today in the absence of its chairperson Yash Chopra. During the meeting, members discussed their achievements, the first being the commencement of session of Anupam Kher and Chandigarh Administration’s school, Actor Prepares.

(From left) CITCO MD Jasbir Singh Bir, Anupam Kher and director, tourism, Vivek Atray at the meeting of the Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Forum in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


 
SPORTS

Four local lads for probables’ camp
Coach Jasbir Bajwa gives tips to the four selected hockey players at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, August 7
Four local hockey players - Dharamvir Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Deepak Kumar - have been selected in the probables’ list of a coaching camp for the junior hockey team.


Coach Jasbir Bajwa gives tips to the four selected hockey players at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —  Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


The team of DPS, Pinjore, which won the u-19 district-level football tournament at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, on Tuesday. The team defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Kalka, by four goals.
The team of DPS, Pinjore, which won the u-19 district-level football tournament at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, on Tuesday. The team defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Kalka, by four goals.

Football Tournament
St Xavier’s Yellow in quarterfinals
Chandigarh, August 7
St Xavier's Yellow, Sector 44, edged out Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, by 2-1 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the u-19 category of the North Zone St Xavier's Six-A-Side Football Tournament. The tournament is being organised by St Xavier's School on its premises in Sector 44, here.

Haryana State Boxing: Lalit outclasses Harash
Panchkula, August 7
Lalit Chahal (SAI Bhiwani) outclassed Harash (Hisar) in the 54-57 kg weight category on the opening day of the 40th Haryana Senior State Boxing Championship at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Stadium, Sector 3, here, today.



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