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Kajheri Killings
Gruesome confessions
Chandigarh, August 10
Lure of easy money led Rajiv Kumar and his accomplices to murder Kajheri dairy farmer Sucha Singh, his wife Balbir Kaur and their servant Chottu on May 14.

Rajiv Kumar, accused in the Kajheri triple murder case, produced at the District Courts in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan.
Rajiv Kumar, accused in the Kajheri triple murder case, produced at the District Courts in Chandigarh on Friday.

Varsity Bungling
Now on, dept societies under one umbrella

Chandigarh, August 10
In the light of serious financial irregularities detected in funds collected from students by the Chemical Engineering Society of the department of chemical engineering and technology, Panjab University, vice-chancellor R.C. Sobti has decided to bring all department societies under a single body.

No more foreign in Punjab
Chandigarh, August 10

Gerlind Spekat is a 10-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Surry in Canada. “The best thing I have done for myself,” she says, “is to be a part of a summer programme on Punjab studies run by the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), in Chandigarh.”

Participants at the summer programme on Punjab studies run by the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Participants at the summer programme on Punjab studies run by the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.



 

 

 

EARLIER STORIES

SOPU president arrested
Chandigarh, August 10
Aman Deep Singh Multani, president of Students Organisation of Panjab University, DAV campus, and his acquaintance Jas Kamal Singh of Dhuri were arrested under preventive measures at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

Pay up Rs 1 cr, ESI tells PGI
Chandigarh, August 10
The PGI has been asked to cough up more than Rs 1 crore by the Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) as arrears calculated from August 1974 onwards.

Bodies of 3 soldiers recovered after 39 yrs 
Chandigarh, August 10
An Army mountaineering expedition recovered the mortal remains of three soldiers who had died in an air crash in Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh 39 years ago. The bodies were airlifted to Chandigarh by helicopters today.

Army chief pays homage to martyrs
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chief of Army Staff, Gen J.J. Singh, who was here on a two-day visit, paid homage to the martyrs at the Veer Smiriti war memorial in Chandimandir military station today.




The Chief of Army Staff, Gen J.J. Singh, lays a wreath at the Veer Smiriti war memorial in Chandimandir on Friday. 


The Chief of Army Staff, Gen J.J. Singh, lays a wreath at the Veer Smiriti war memorial in Chandimandir
COMMUNITY

Tribune Impact
Money gets new lease of life
Mohali, August 10
A local private hospital yesterday announced successful heart surgery on a 17-year-old girl belonging to a poor family. The patient, Money, is the daughter of a poor labourer residing at Fatehgarh Churian, Gurdaspur district.

Another Death Trap

A tragedy waiting to happen on the road leading to the Golf Club in Chandigarh on Friday.
A tragedy waiting to happen on the road leading to the Golf Club in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

In service of poor kids
Chandigarh, August 10
Dr Sarvinder Singh Gandhok is going to do something more for the poor and the needy in and around the city. The doctor has decided to offer free consultation to the poor.

Campaign to curb misuse of Red Cross emblem
Chandigarh, August 10
The Red Cross emblem, a sign of service and protection, is being misused rampantly in many countries, including India. The Indian Red Cross Society, with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has decided to embark on the nationwide Red Cross Emblem Campaign to stop its misuse.

Plan to spruce up city
Chandigarh, August 10
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh(MCC) has chalked out a plan to spruce up the city. As part of the plan, the civic body was taking initiative to make open spaces green and clearing the wild growth from many parts of the city.


Traffic lights that mislead
Chandigarh, August 10
It seems no one is responsible for the way the traffic lights system in the city works. At many places, these lights continue to work even late in the night, but violations go unchecked, even in the presence of cops.

Chaos at the Sector 29-30 traffic lights after the signal went on a standby just after 8 pm in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Chaos at the Sector 29-30 traffic lights after the signal went on a standby just after 8 pm in Chandigarh

Buses take ‘brakes’ at slip roads, endanger lives
Chandigarh, August 10
The slip roads in the city, meant to ease traffic flow at roundabouts, are becoming traffic hazards. Buses often stop near the slip road islands to pick up passengers while showing no respect to the inconvenience caused to other vehicles.

SC commission delegates meet Governor
Chandigarh, August 10
A delegation of National Commission for Scheduled Castes led by its member, Mrutyunjaya Nayak, called on Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Gen (Retd) S.F.Rodrigues, and discussed various issues concerning the upliftment of persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes in the Union Territory.

Drain of woes for Zirakpur residents
 Zirakpur, August 10
The rainwater drain dug up by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on the Zirakpur-Ambala road has forced local residents to live in filthy conditions as sewage has started flowing into the drain, leading to stench.

Stream of Unconsciousness: Rainwater has mixed with sewage in this drain along the national highway in Zirakpur. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Stream of Unconsciousness: Rainwater has mixed with sewage in this drain along the national highway in Zirakpur. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Survey to check sub-letting in colonies
Chandigarh, August 10
Acting on widespread complaints of allottees illegally selling dwelling units in rehabilitation colonies, the district administration yesterday initiated a survey to ascertain the status of sub-letting.

GMADA to make Mohali greener
Mohali, August 10
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has undertaken a massive drive to make Mohali greener. Over 4,000 saplings of various species of long-life trees are being planted in the various sectors across the township.

Inspection at Shahi Majra
Poor sanitation confronts MLA, MC chief

Mohali, August 10
Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu and municipal council president Rajinder Singh Rana today inspected the state of sanitation in Shahi Majra village, where two children had died under mysterious circumstances on August 8.

Mending Fences
EO approaches authorities against DC’s wife

Mohali, August 10
A four-foot passage in the fence separating the residences of deputy commissioner and municipal executive officer (EO) has snowballed into a controversy, with the latter complaining to the higher authorities, accusing the deputy commissioner’s wife of “harassment”.

‘Chak De....’ gets the stick
Chandigarh,August 10
"Chak De India," which opened in the city and Panchkula today, failed to catch the fancy of movie buffs, even though Shah Rukh fans did turn up in small numbers.
"I have come to watch my favourite actor.The movie's content is not much of a concern," said Akshita, an engineering student.Karan, a player from Amritsar university, felt that the film was "too glamourised to be true. Sports is not all glamour. It involves a lot of hardwork and perseverance. These aspects seem to be missing in the movie.”
Shah Rukh Khan

Stardom from the shadow of ‘Blue Umbrella’
Chandigarh, August 10
The twinkle in her eye says it all. But Shreya Sharma, even at 14, knows exactly how to treat her new-found celebrity status humbly.It was this very nuance of Shreya’s personality that landed her the dream role of Biniya in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film “Blue Umbrella”. Now that the film has clinched a national award, Shreya only has her stars to thank, and eventually her skills.


Shreya Sharma (left) with her father Abhay Sharma
Shreya Sharma (left) with her father Abhay Sharma

Forum plea to PSEB on tariff hike
Mohali, August 10
The Consumer Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum has urged the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) not to go in for a tariff hike and instead take adequate measures to check transmission and distribution losses for supplying adequate power at cheaper rates.

LETTERS
Green Menace

 

 
CRIME

Woman caught picking pocket
Chandigarh, August 10
A woman was caught red-handed while picking a pocket of a man in Sector 22, here. The police said the woman, a rag-picker, was accompanied by her four accomplices, who were also booked for roaming aimlessly. The woman, identified as Sapni, is a homeless living in Phase VII, Mohali.

Foreigner held
Chandigarh, August 10
The police arrested a foreigner Nigerian Okkolle Feoma Andeline from Sector 35 today for residing without visa and registration permit.The SHO of police station, Sector 36, said the accused has been booked under Sections 107 and 151 of CrPC on the report of a shopkeeper with whom she had a quarrel a few days back.

35 held for drinking at public place 
Chandigarh, August 10
The police yesterday night arrested 35 persons, including an owner of an “ahata”, for drinking liquor at an unauthorised place in Maloya.

SI booked
The local police booked SI Narinder Singh in connection with the custodial death of Anil Kumar, a resident of Colony No. 4 on July 11.The police registered a case under Section 304-A, IPC, against the SI following the inquiry. 


 
BUSINESS

Biz Clips
LOANS: Magma Shrachi Finance Limited (MSFL) has planned to disburse Rs 127 crore in the city in comparison to Rs 109 crore disbursed last year.

 
EDUCATION

Student fined Rs 1,000 for ragging
Chandigarh, August 10
In another incident of ragging that has come to light, Nalin Ganju a second year student of Chemical Engineering department ragged Abhishek, a first year student in Hostel number 3 in Panjab University (PU).

PU Notes
Counselling schedule

Chandigarh, August 10
Counselling for admission to B.Ed regular for UT Colleges (UT Pool 60 per cent and General Pool 40 per cent) for various subject combinations including yoga will be held at the Law Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh, according to the following schedule.

From Schools
Club to propagate non-violence
Chandigarh, August 10
Peace club was inaugurated at the DAV Public School, Sector 15, on Friday. The DPI (S), S.K. Setia, who was the chief guest on the occasion. Members of Club actively impressed upon the message of non-violence. 

Students of DAV Public Senior Secondery School celabrate Independence Day in Mohali on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of DAV Public Senior Secondery School celabrate Independence Day in Mohali on Friday.
COURTS

Custodial death:HC cynical of police theory
Chandigarh, August 10
A Division Bench, comprising justice P.Sathasivam and justice Rajive Bhalla, today asked the police to place on record by August 13 a copy of the FIR registered against SI Narinder Singh, accused of torturing a Colony no-4 youth to death in police custody.

 
CULTURE

Her colours are all black
Chandigarh, August 10
The day is done, but not quite. It will wake up to life, again, at night - so assert the canvases on display at the art gallery of Government Museum.Behind the assertion is a bright, young artist in love with colour black, christened the colour of heaven in Yi Jing, the Book of Changes.

Tara Sharma poses with her works, at Government Art Gallery, Sector 10 on Friday.— A Tribune photograph

Tara Sharma poses with her works, at Government Art Gallery, Sector 10

Satire on foreign brand culture
Chandigarh, August 10
The Department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs teamed up with NZCC to highlight the idiosyncrasies of the 'foreign brand culture' by staging of the play "Resham Lal Ke Naye Kapde" at the Tagore Theatre here today.



A play, “Raja Resham Lal Ke Naye Kapade”, being staged at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

A play, “Raja Resham Lal Ke Naye Kapade”, being staged at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
HEALTH

Health teams in Manimajra
Chandigarh, August 10
Various surveillance and operational teams were deployed in the entire Motor Market, Manimajra, to check tyres and other discarded containers lying in the premises as well as at rooftops of shops by the Directorate of National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme, Health Department, Chandigarh, here today.

Symposium on metabolic disorders today
Chandigarh, August 10
The two-day National Symposium on Metabolic Disorders is going to be held in the APC Auditorium of Advanced Paediatric Centre, PGIMER, here tomorrow.

Book for AIDS patient released
Chandigarh, August 10
Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) along with the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab (VHAP) and Kiran Helpline, Sector 10, released ‘HIV/AIDS & the Law’, a book written by Upneet Lali on the subject to help those afflicted with the disease, yesterday.

PGI doc conducts workshop in Nepal
Chandigarh, August 10
A two-day workshop on surgical management of pelvic and acetabular fractures was organised at the Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, by the Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Saarc.

Treat obesity as a disease: Doctor
Chandigarh, August 10
A total of 68 per cent of beds in hospitals are occupied by patients who suffer from diseases stemming from obesity. Moreover, 10 per cent of the total budget on health care in the country is spent on persons with diabetes.


 
SPORTS

Uday scripts St Kabir’s victory
Chandigarh, August 10
St Kabir-26, St Xavier's Yellow-44 and DAV Public-15 emerged champions in the u-11, u-13 and u-19 categories, respectively, in the North Zone Six-A-Side Football Tournament conducted by St Xavier's School, Sector 44, on its premises here today.

FOOTBALL FRENZY: St Kabir and St Xavier’s, Panchkula, players fight to get the possession of the ball during the North Zone St Xavier's Six-A-Side Football Tournament at the St Xavier’s grounds in Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Friday.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
FOOTBALL FRENZY: St Kabir and St Xavier’s, Panchkula, players fight to get the possession of the ball during the North Zone St Xavier's Six-A-Side Football Tournament at the St Xavier’s grounds in Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Friday.

Manav Mangal paddlers corner glory
Panchkula, August 10
Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, represented by Anu, Aishwarya and Aastha had no difficulty in grabbing the winners’ title in the girls’ team championship, beating their opponents in their respective matches (3-0) on the opening day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Tournament. The tournament is being held at DAV School, Sector 8, here, today.

45 kids give names for I-Day tennis tourney
Chandigarh, August 10
As many as 45 children in the age group of 5 to 7 years will take part in the Independence Day Mini Tennis Tournament being conducted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association at CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on August 11 and 12.

Kochhar, Egan set up final date
Chandigarh, August 10
Pairs of G.S. Kochhar and Arvind Bajaj and that of P.S. Egan and Anish Gupta entered the final of the Independence Day Cup Golf Tournament, defeating their rivals in the semi-finals. The Independence Day Cup is a prestigious tournament of the Chandigarh Golf Club and this year 64 members took part in the tournament.

Cricket
Shivalik school drub Mohali academy

Chandigarh, August 10
Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, defeated Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) by five wickets in a pool B match of the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for U-11 being conducted by Desh Prem Azad Academy at the St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45 here today.

Rohit, Vishal win double-wicket tourney
Ambala, August 10
A double wicket cricket tournament concluded at Police DAV Public School, Ambala, today. In the junior category, Rohit and Vishal were the winners while runners-up were Raman and Rachit.



ALL SMILES: Winners of the Double-Wicket Cricket Tournament, which concluded at Police DAV Public School, Ambala, on Friday.— A Tribune photograph
ALL SMILES: Winners of the Double-Wicket Cricket Tournament, which concluded at Police DAV Public School, Ambala, on Friday

Shivani mauls Mehak
Panchkula, August 10
Shivani gave a crushing defeat to Mehak 21-7, 21-3 in the girls’ u-13 singles category today on the opening day of the Second Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship. The championship is being held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here.

Chanchal is CWHA president 
Chandigarh, August 10
Former international hockey player Chanchal Surjit Randhawa was unanimously elected president of the Chandigarh Women's Hockey Association during its annual general body meeting held at the Lake Club, here, this evening.

 

ADMINISTRATION

UT seeks info about officials in corruption cases
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chandigarh Administration has sought information about its officials in various departments, who have been retained in service in spite of facing corruption charges or having already been found guilty.

 


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