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10-storeyed project grounded
Chandigarh, August 11
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has grounded its 10-storeyed housing project in Sector 63. Now, it’s coming up with a three-storeyed housing complex spread over 40 acres at the same venue.

Lightning leaves a trail of destruction
Chandigarh, August 11
The best day of the monsoon season wreaked havoc across the city and nearby areas as lightning struck at several places, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Although from the weatherman’s point of view the day was welcome as it brought 38 mm rainfall in a single day.
Chandigarh recorded 38 mm rain on Saturday, the highest single-day rainfall this month
Chandigarh recorded 38 mm rain on Saturday, the highest single-day rainfall this month. —Tribune photo by Karam Singh

RLA Office
Booklet set to replace loose forms
Chandigarh, August 11
The registering and licensing authority, Chandigarh, is all set to discontinue the sale of loose application forms to those applying for a driver’s licence or registration of a vehicle.










EARLIER STORIES

PU student battles for life after electrocution
Chandigarh, August 11
Live wires hanging from an electricity pole on the Panjab University campus almost cost a student her life tonight.

Officiating SSP goes soft on young couples
Chandigarh, August 11
“Let youngsters enjoy” was the reply of UT officiating senior superintendent to police (SSP) Dinesh Bhatt when asked about youngsters indulging in obscene acts in parks.

2 killed, 5 hurt in mishap
Ambala, August 11
A man and a woman were killed and five were injured in a road accident on the Ambala-Hisar road, near Ambala, today.

Book to mark IMA’s platinum jubilee
Chandigarh, August 11
To mark the Platinum Jubilee of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), a retired city-based officer is compiling a book detailing the academy’s history. The book, the first of its kind, is expected to be released in a few days.


COMMUNITY

Musical treat by Ghulam Sabir
The Pracheen Kala Kendra featured the noted Delhi gharana maestro,Ghulam Sabir Khan in a captivating Sham-e-Ghazal held at the Kendra auditorium here today. With his distinctive style of expressing the delicacy and fineness of feeling with musical dexterity Gulam Sabir impressed the audience by rendering all his ghazals.



Ghulam Sabir Khan regales audience at Prachin Kala Kendra in Chandigarh on Saturday.—A Tribune photograph

Ghulam Sabir Khan regales audience at Prachin Kala Kendra in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Jean Rodrigues visits Money
Chandigarh, August 11
Lady Governor Jean Rodrigues today called upon Money, who was treated for rheumatic heart disease with severe mitral valve regurgitation (leakage) and moderate pulmonary artery hypertension at Fortis Hospital, Mohali.


Jean Rodrigues wishes Money early recovery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Jean Rodrigues wishes Money early recovery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, on Saturday.

Four stabbed in attacks
Chandigarh, August 11
Four persons were stabbed in two separate incidents at Hallo Majra on Friday night.

Kinnow farmer turns author
Chandigarh, August 11
The muse for Khushwant Singh’s debut narrative “Sikhs Unlimited” was, interestingly, an onion crisis way back in 1997. While an article emanated from the crisis for a newspaper, which the author subsequently used to ‘market’ his writing skills, it was a call from his more famous namesake, the eminent scholar and writer Khushwant Singh.
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (left) releases Khushwant Singh’s debut book “Sikhs Unlimited” at the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (left) releases Khushwant Singh’s debut book “Sikhs Unlimited” at the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph

Constable killed in accident
Chandigarh, August 11
In a hit-and-run case, a Chandigarh Police constable, Tarlochan Singh, lost his life after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the road separating Sector 31 and Industrial Area, near Kanthala Sahib Gurdwara, last night.

Awareness can prevent cyber crime
Chandigarh, August 11
A symposium on Cyber Security, organised by CII Chandigarh State Council, reinforced the need of a comprehensive and visionary legislation to deal with cyber crime. The symposium attempted to establish a dialogue between crime-fighting agencies, the security industry, and experts.

‘Surrogate advertising influences young brains’
Chandigarh, August 11
Surrogate advertising is corrupting the impressionable young minds in the country which needs to be restricted, felt the professionals at the panel discussion held at the Chandigarh Press Club here today.

Diarrhoea deaths MC president’s resignation sought
Mohali, August 11
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Jasjit Singh has demanded the resignation of president of the Mohali Municipal Council, Rajinder Singh Rana, for his alleged failure in providing sanitary conditions in the Shahimajra village, which resulted in the death of two siblings there.

Setback for BJP as district chief resigns
Panchkula, August 11
The already divided local unit of the BJP suffered yet another setback with district unit chief Ravinder Sehgal resigning from his post.

Rain acts spoilsport at dance fest
Panchkula, August 11
The three-day Hayanvi folk dances festival and competitions being organised by the Harayna Kala Parishad opened to a mundane start at the Indradahnush auditorium here today. The incessant rains played the spoilsport leading to many teams withdrawing from participation, which invariably resulted in the late start of the event by over two hours.
Artistes perform during Hayanvi folk dance festival at Indradhanush auditorium in Panchkula on Saturday.
Artistes perform during Hayanvi folk dance festival at Indradhanush auditorium in Panchkula on Saturday.—A Tribune photograph

Labourer electrocuted
Chandigarh, August 11
Sonu, a 22-year-old labourer, was electrocuted at Hallo Majra village, here this afternoon. The police said the victim was scrubbing floor with an electric machine when he the accident occurred.

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CRIME

City resident held for fraud
Chandigarh, August 11
A Sector 22 resident was arrested yesterday on charges of duping a Shimla resident on the pretext of sending him abroad.

 
EDUCATION

Syndicate to decide fate of BPEd students today
Chandigarh, August 11
The fate of those students enrolled in the four-year integrated bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) programme in various colleges now rests in the hands of the PU Syndicate which is scheduled to meet tomorrow.

From Colleges
GCG-11 forms career club
Chandigarh, August 11
Government College for Girls, Sector 11 has also been awarded the first prize by IBM Daksh Gurgaon for the highest number of placements from any institution in India for the session 2006-07 at a national conclave of principals and placement officers of various institutions held at Gurgaon.

MBA students attend training programme
Mohali, August 11
Dale Carnegie Training, world leader in providing training in business skills, today organised a specialised training programme - Gen Next - exclusively for the students of Chitkara Business School.


 
CULTURE

Sarabhai’s ‘Unsuni’ to be staged tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 11
“While not wanting to marginalise India’s successes, we want to motivate those who can make a difference to take action to make things better for the lesser fortunate” says dancer Mallika Sarabhai, introducing “Unsuni”, her company Darpana’s new production, which will come to Chandigarh on August 13 and 14.

HEALTH

70 pc cancers among kids curable: Expert 
Chandigarh, August 11
Seventy per cent of cancers found in children are curable and majority of child patients suffer from leukemia. This was stated by Dr R.K. Marwaha, department of paediatric medicine, PGI, here today.


 
SPORTS

Arpana punches out Pritma
Chandigarh, August 11
Arpana moved to the final round, thrashing Pritma in the semi-final (girls’ category) on the opening day of the two-day Seventh Senior Chandigarh Women State Boxing Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

TOUGH FIGHT: Pugilists in action during the Chandigarh Senior Men Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

TOUGH FIGHT: Pugilists in action during the Chandigarh Senior Men Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Anmol corners glory
Panchkula, August 11
Anmol emerged winner, beating Divesh (boys’ u-10) in the final of the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship Panchkula - 2007 on the second day today. The championship is being organised by the District Badminton Association, Panchkula, at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here.

Cricket
DPA Academy book semifinal berth
Chandigarh, August 11
Desh Prem Azad (DPA) Academy secured the semifinal berth by getting one point in a rain-curtailed match against Saint Soldier's Coaching Centre, Panchkula, in the Invitational Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for U-11 at the St Stephen's School grounds, Sector 45, here today. The tournament is being organised by DPA Academy.

Manav Mangal paddlers shine
Chandigarh, August 11
Paddlers of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula, dominated the proceedings in all four categories of matches played on the second day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship. The championship is underway at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here.

YOUNG TURKS: Winners of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship at DAV-8 in Panchkula on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

YOUNG TURKS: Winners of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship at DAV-8 in Panchkula on Saturday.

 



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