THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
C H A N D I G A R H
Top stories | Community | Crime | Business | Education
Courts | Culture | Health | Sports  

TOP STORIES

Judge-Bar row comes to an end
Chandigarh, August 8
The battle between Mr Justice Uma Nath Singh and the Bar ended suddenly and unexpectedly today.The judge came out of his courtroom, accompanined by Bar executive members. He sat among agitating lawyers and a truce was reached over a cup of tea.The judge spoke with candour and said what had happened was unfortunate. “Of late, I have been upset because my wife is down with cancer. She has been operated upon twice and is undergoing treatment at AIIMS,” he said, striking an emotional chord with the lawyers.

Frenzied ‘cleaning spree’ at ISBT
Electricians at the ISBT, Sector 17, here Chandigarh, August 8
Punjab Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal’s visit to the Sector 17 Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) has set the ball rolling for the long-pending refurbishing of the terminus.

Electricians at the ISBT, Sector 17, here on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Draft plan ready
P’kula wards may be redrawn

Panchkula, August 8
The 31 wards of the Panchkula Municipal Council will be redefined for the 2008 elections if the district administration has its way. Citing increase in population, administrative officials maintain it would be a very unfair election without an exercise in delimitation of wards.

Tribune Impact
Upgrade amentities in Industrial Area: Administrator

Chandigarh, August 8
The UT Administrator today constituted a sub-committee to conduct a detailed study on fire safety measures, traffic congestion and parking problems in the Industrial Area, Phase I and II here.







EARLIER STORIES

Special squad to nab traffic violators
Chandigarh, August 8
In an attempt to tighten noose on traffic violators, the Chandigarh traffic police has constituted a special team under traffic marshals. Sources said the step was taken following last week’s incident in which reckless youngsters in a Tata Safari hit a constable.

COMMUNITY

Airport to get new building
Chandigarh, August 8
A steel and glass building would soon replace the old concrete building of the airport. A new building would soon replace the current one as the building plan of the Chandigarh Airport has finally come through. Work on the new building is expected to start in 3-6 months. The new building will be a glass building and will have two floors; a budget of 50.2 crores has already been sanctioned for the same.

Residents enjoy the cool view at Sector 17 Plaza
Residents enjoy the cool view at Sector 17 Plaza on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

GCM adjourned
Chandigarh, August 8
The general court martial (GCM) trying a Major at Tibri for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman officer has been repeatedly adjourned over the non-availability of a prosecution counsel. The court, which was supposed to reassemble yesterday, could not do so and is now scheduled to reassemble on August 17. The court had been adjourned on July 18 after the defence counsel, Col P.N. Chaturvedi had some urgent business to attend.

GMADA draws flak for violating decisions
Mohali, August 8
The local Municipal Council has taken up cudgels against the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for planning to undertake development works in gross violation of the decisions taken at a joint meeting held recently.

Maj Shankla remembered 
Panchkula, August 8
Tributes were paid to Ashok Chakra awardee Maj Sandeep Shankla at a solemn ceremony held at the war memorial in Sector 2, on the 13th anniversary of his martyrdom here today.



Maj Sandeep Shankla’s father, Lt Col J.S. Kanwar lays a wreath at the war memorial on the occasion of his son’s death anniversary in Panchkula on Wednesday. — Tribune Photograph: Malkiat Singh
Maj Sandeep Shankla’s father, Lt Col J.S. Kanwar lays a wreath at the war memorial on the occasion of his son’s death anniversary in Panchkula

Mayor visits markets
Chandigarh, August 8
On the initiative of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, city mayor Harjinder Kaur, accompanied by municipal corporation officials, visited the Sectors 11 market, the Shastri market in Sector 22, the Nehru Shastri Market in Sector 34 and the Sector 40 market.

Monkey attacks 5-year-old
Mohali, August 8
Five-year-old Jaskaran was attacked by a monkey in Phase IV here today. He was rushed to a private doctor soon after the incident.

Train late by 9 hours
Chandigarh, August 8 Passengers, who were scheduled to board Lucknow-bound evening Sadbhavana Express today, had to face a lot of inconvenienced when they were told that the train would depart nine hours behind its scheduled time.

Letters

 
CRIME

Husband falsely implicated, says drug peddler’s wife
Chandigarh, August 8
Less than a week after a Nigerian national was arrested by the Chandigarh Police, his wife and neighbours today handed over a representation to the UT senior superintendent of police (SSP), claiming that he was being falsely implicated.

Constable’s son assaulted
Chandigarh, August 8
A group of at least five persons thrashed the son of a Chandigarh Police constable in Bapu Dham Colony, here this morning. Subash, the victim, suffered a cut on his nose and was rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital. He was discharged later.

Accident victim succumbs to injuries
Panchkula, August 8 S.C. Nehra, one of the victims of the accident in Sector 12-A, which ended in arson on the night of July 27, succumbed to his injuries at PGI, here today. He was knocked down by the recklessly driven Scorpio which hit Ratti Rani, a resident of Railla village, killing her on the spot. After this, the driver of the Scorpio, allegedly drunk, fled from the scene. It was then that the Scorpio hit Rekha, driving a Honda Action, Manu Gaur, a scooterist, and S.C. Nehra, a pedestrian.

 
BUSINESS

World Bank dole to rev up alternative dispute resolution 
Chandigarh, August 8
The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), is likely to receive a grant of Rs two crore from the World Bank for undertaking a study on alternative dispute resolution status and effectiveness in the country.

New guidelines on liquor in next excise policy
Chandigarh, August 8
Excise and Taxation Commissioner R.K. Rao today said new guidelines which govern the details of declarations appearing on the packaging of a liquor bottle would be incorporated in the next excise policy of 2008-09.

Industry seeks transparent PSEB
Mohali, August 8
A delegation of Mohali Industries’ Association led by its president T.L.Easwar today urged the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to bring transparency in its methods of working. The delegation also urged for reduction and simplification of various rules and regulations of the PSEB.

VAT on lamps reduced
Chandigarh, August 8
The Chandigarh administration has reduced VAT on compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) from 12.5 per cent to 4 per cent with immediate effect.

 
EDUCATION

Admn invites applications 
Art College will have principals on deputation

Chandigarh, August 8
Government College of Art, Sector 10, can now look forward to some illustrious leadership. Chandigarh administration has, for the first time, approved a proposal to appoint principals of the college, on deputation.
Asha Hooda, wife of Haryana Chief Minister, plants a sapling at the Government College, Sector 1, in Panchkula
Asha Hooda, wife of Haryana Chief Minister, plants a sapling at the Government College, Sector 1, in Panchkula on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

PU Notes
Seats raised in professional courses

Chandigarh, August 8
As per the Senate’s decision five seats in each of the two professional diploma courses, psychological testing and professional counselling from the session 2007-08 have been increased. Fresh applications from MA (psychology) students with 55% are invited. For these seats counselling will be held on August 13 from 9.30 am onwards in the Department of psychology, Panjab University. Interested candidates should fill up the forms and bring the required documents along with them when they come for counselling.

PU gets strict with attendance
Chandigarh, August 8
Attendance will no longer be regarded as ‘mere formality’ requiring closer attention just prior to the allotment of roll numbers for examinations.

From Schools
Tiny chefs mean business
Chandigarh, August 8
Tiny-tots from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, had a field day today, quite literally. 140 children from the nursery and kindergarten classes visited Nik Baker, Sector 9 today.



Children from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, get cooking classes at Nik Baker’s factory outlet in the industrial area on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
Children from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, get cooking classes at Nik Baker’s factory outlet in the industrial area

Some get relief from parade
Panchkula, August 8
The children practising march past for the Independence Day at the parade Ground in Sector 5 for the district level function, finally got some relief.

COURTS

HC takes Army to task over ‘favoured’ selection for course
Chandigarh, August 8
The Delhi High Court has taken the Army to task for irregularities in the selection of officers for the prestigious Higher Defence Management Course (HDMC). An officer, who did not qualify, was included for the course at the cost of an officer who met the requisite criteria and was placed in reserve.

Custodial Death
Why delay in FIR, asks  High Court

Chandigarh, August 8
The UT administration drew a flak from a Division Bench comprising Mr Justice P.Sathasivam and Mr Justice Mahesh Grover over the delay in registering an FIR against SI Narinder Singh, accused of beating Anil Kumar, a Colony No 4 resident, to death while in police custody.

Admit physically challenged boy, orders HC
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the UT administration to give admission by tomorrow to a physically challenged boy in any school under its territorial jurisdiction.

Beant Singh Case
ADJ commits death sentences to HC

Chandigarh, August 8
Additional district and sessions judge R.K. Sondhi today committed the death sentences awarded to Jagtar Singh Hawara and Balwant Singh, convicted in the Beant Singh assassination case, to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Lawyers asked to deposit money for sheds
Mohali, August 8
Members of the District Bar Association have been asked to deposit money in the office of the deputy commissioner for availing the facility of temporary sheds at the court complex in Phase I.

 
CULTURE

Delhi Symphony Orchestra to perform on Aug 12
Gautam Kaul Chandigarh, August 8
European classical music may have transcended its boundaries but, at heart, it remains Gregorian. Much of the form’s popularity comes from its deep spiritual connect that, in turn, comes from humble, plainsong chants of the church.


Gautam Kaul, secretary, Delhi Symphony Society Orchestra

Cory Walia in town on beauty mission
Chandigarh, August 8
Renowned makeup artist Cory Walia is looking to tie-up with academies and open his beauty training institute in the city.

HEALTH

Suicide: GMCH sets up probe panel
Chandigarh, August 8
Denying accusations of ragging, the authorities at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, have set up a fact-finding committee to inquire into the circumstances leading to the reported suicide by a student of the college at his home in Amritsar on Sunday.

24-hour eye bank
Chandigarh, August 8
The department of ophthalmology at the Government College and Hospital, Sector 32, is running a registered eye bank round-the-clock for the convenience of the donors. According to head of the department R. Madhusudan, a vehicle of the hospital moves up to 100 milometer radius of Chandigarh for collecting the donations. The contact mobile number of bank is 9814821212. — TNS

 
SPORTS

Cricket
Manjit shines in Vivek win

Chandigarh, August 8
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat Mount Fort Academy (Dehra Dun) by 29 runs in the final of the Fifth Amarnath Bakshi Memorial Cricket Cup 2007 played at Yamunnagar (Haryana).

Parvesh, Nipun rip apart ERCA’s batting line-up
Chandigarh, August 8
The combined team of Chandigarh Coaching Centre (CCC) and Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, thrashed Edmond Rice Cricket Academy

Boxers rue heavy diet
Panchkula, August 8
With ‘poori-channa’ or ‘aloo-poori’ as breakfast before their bouts, it is not difficult to imagine what the boxers can look for in the ring.



Boxers participating in the 40th Haryana State Boxing Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula, rest on worn-out mats on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Boxers participating in the 40th Haryana State Boxing Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula, rest on worn-out mats

Manjeet knocks out Ravikant
Panchkula, August 8
Living up to expectations, three-time Haryana state champion Manjeet Singh thrashed Ravikant in the 69-75 kg weight category during the 40th Haryana State Boxing Championship at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here today.


Boxers try to knock out each other during a bout during the 40th Haryana State Boxing Championship at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, in Panchkula on Wednesday. — Tribune photo byMalkiat Singh
Boxers try to knock out each other during a bout during the 40th Haryana State Boxing Championship at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, in Panchkula

Top




HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |