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Damage Control
PU to foot Eva’s medical bill
Chandigarh, August 12
Eva Rai, a first-year pharmacy student who was electrocuted on the Panjab University campus yesterday, woke up this morning after more than 14 hours of unconsciousness.

Broom-swept
Chandigarh, August 12
In a unique gesture, members of the Assamese Welfare Association today initiated a cleanliness drive at the Rock Garden.


Members of the Assamese Welfare Association at a cleanliness drive at the Rock Garden
Members of the Assamese Welfare Association at a cleanliness drive at the Rock Garden

In Basta
60 witnesses, yet cops are clueless
Sundri Agnihotri Chandigarh, August 12
Even after a lapse of 32 months and examination of over 60 witnesses, the Chandigarh Police is yet to solve the blind murder of 74-year-old Sundri Agnihotri, a retired joint director of the education department, Himachal Pradesh.

Mallika Sarabhai still on a mission
Mallika Sarabhai Chandigarh, August 12
There’s fire in her eyes - the fire of desire to mend the wrongs, to seal the wounds, to change the world. For Mallika Sarabhai, the celebrated daughter of Vikram and Mrinalini Sarabhai, art is activism. And she lets it remain that.




EARLIER STORIES

Swapna Mukhopadhyay This policy planner makes music too
Chandigarh, August 12
Policy planning and music making do not normally go hand in hand. But for Swapna Mukhopadhyay (60), the eldest and the only woman member of Delhi Symphony Orchestra, both are imperatives for life, because both add purpose to it. 
                 Swapna Mukhopadhyay


COMMUNITY

This water-logged subway is commuters’ nightmare
Chandigarh, August 12
Poor drainage system at the subway connecting Sectors 11 and 15 has made it an accident-prone area. In fact, the tall claims of the UT administration regarding the drainage system have been exposed at the subway.


SPLASHING TROUBLE: A car passes through the water-clogged subway linking Sectors 11 and 15. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
A car passes through the water-clogged subway linking Sectors 11 and 15.

UT gets more helpful to tourists
Chandigarh, August 12
The Union Territory is all set to get a 24-hour tourism enquiry number that would handle queries relating to the timing and facilities offered at tourist places, among other services.

Substituting for missing policemen, this family takes shelter in a police beat box at Sukhna lake on a rainy Sunday.
Substituting for missing policemen, this family takes shelter in a police beat box at Sukhna lake on a rainy Sunday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Coca Cola workers flay company
Chandigarh, August 12
The workers of Coca Cola working under the franchise of M/s Chandigarh Bottling Company demanded the implementation of labour laws in a conference held at Sector 30, Cheema Bhavan, today.

Power trips, so does residents’ patience
Chandigarh, August 12
The Electricity Department surely seems to be testing the patience of the residents of Sector 22-B with the regular tripping afflicting the area.

Hooda on stone-laying spree
Panchkula, August 12
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was on a foundation stone laying and inauguration spree, today set rolling as many as eight projects in the city including three office buildings, parks and a community centre.

Limited success in commercial production of aero spares
Chandigarh, August 12
While substantial progress has been made by Air Force establishments in manufacturing critical spare parts for its AN-32 transport aircraft, commercial exploitation had met with only limited success. This has led to the overall effectiveness of the indigenisation efforts being diluted.

194 complaints redressed at police camp
Chandigarh, August 12
DSP KIP Singh disposed off 194 complaints in a complaint redressal camp organised at Sector 34 police station, here today.

UT sewage flowing into Punjab villages
Sewage emanating from the city is being ‘passed on’ to the residents of Punjab. The highly contaminated discharge is flowing down towards the villages of Punjab and affects thousands of persons who live downstream the natural seasonal rivulets through which the sewage is pushed out.

Villager electrocuted
Panchkula, August 12
Ramzan (75), a resident of Dabhori village in Ramgarh, today was electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire. Sources said that Ramzan was out grazing his cattle when he touched a broken high tension wire dangling from a pole. He was found dead by the villagers.

A week gone, damaged road still not repaired
Mohali, August 12
Residents of Phase XI here are up in arms against the officials of the public health department who they allege are taking ages to repair a ditch on the B-road that leads into the sector from the main road.

Tribune assistant manager bereaved
Chandigarh, August 12
Paragu Devi, mother of Ashok Kumar Bhatti, assistant manager, Press, died today at the PGI here after a brief illness.

 
CRIME

Checking drive carried out in wake of I-Day
Chandigarh, August 12
A special checking drive was carried out at the Inter-state Bus Terminus (ISBT) Sector 17, in the wake of Independence Day, here today.

Six held for trespass
Chandigarh, August 12
The police today arrested a Kurukshetra resident along with five others for allegedly taking forcible possession of a showroom by locking it. The showroom was given on rent to an educational institute. The police said the accused, Narinder Kumar, had a dispute over the property with his relative.

 
EDUCATION

Uncertainty persists for BPEd students
PU syndicate constitutes another committee
Chandigarh, August 12
Uncertainty continues with regard to the fate of the four-year integrated BPEd program and the students enrolled, that has not been granted recognition by the NCTE yet. The Panjab University Syndicate today constituted yet another committee under Director Higher Education Chandigarh Administration Raji P Shrivastava to look again at the whole issue.

Students of Shishu Niketan School dress up for the Independence Day celebrations in Mohali.
Students of Shishu Niketan School dress up for the Independence Day celebrations in Mohali.

Seminar on ‘Industry scenario in 2011’
Chandigarh, August 12
"Soft skills will be the key to success for building a career in large companies and students would do well in focusing on developing communication and analytical skills, problem solving abilities and an all-abiding team spirit." This was the consensus of industry experts at a seminar, 'Industry scenario in 2011', organised by the Chitkara Institute of Engineering Technology (CIET) at Tagore Theatre, today, exclusively for its fresh batch of engineering students, who would be graduating in 2011.

Coaching centre ruminates patriotic fervour
Chandigarh, August 12
The Chandigarh Coaching Centre brought alive the patriotic fervour in a cultural programme titled 'Vande Mataram' to celebrate the spirit of independence, at Tagore Theatre yesterday.

Students of Spring Valley School plant saplings in Mohali
Students of Spring Valley School plant saplings in Mohali

From Schools
‘IMAGES 07’ concludes at Manav Mangal School
Chandigarh, August 12
The two-day annual exhibition of the creative attempts of students ‘IMAGES 07’ concluded at Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, here, today. The exhibition reflected the hard work put in by the students and their teachers.

From Colleges
Placement drive: The current academic session at Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology took off with a promising start here today with the beginning of a placement drive by a Tata Group Company, TCE, at the college campus itself. The preliminary phase of current drive by TCE began with a pre placement talk conducted by human resource officials of TCE for SUSCET students.

 
CULTURE

‘Kashamkash’ released at Press Club
Chandigarh, August 12
Diverse socio-cultural issues came up for lively discussion as the literary elite of the city graced the grand function to mark the release ceremony of a Hindi novel ‘Kashamkash’ at the Chandigarh Press club here today. 'Kashamkash' is the fourth literary creation of Manoj Singh, deputy general manger BSNL, which brings to focus the contradictory attributes of the modern Indian woman, still struggling for righteous position despite holding parity in society.

Melodies of freedom
Chandigarh, August 12
It was easy to duck one's pain in the deep symphonies the 48-member Delhi Orchestra Society struck at PGI's Bhargava auditorium tonight. The group, the only surviving orchestra in India, was performing in the city exactly after 30 years.

Kaushik Paul conducts a musical piece during a special concert presented by Delhi Symphony Orchestra at PGI’s Bhargava Auditorium, on Sunday night. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Kaushik Paul conducts a musical piece during a special concert presented by Delhi Symphony Orchestra at PGI’s Bhargava Auditorium, on Sunday night.


HEALTH

50 donate blood at camp
Chandigarh, August 12
As part of the International Youth Day 2007 celebrations, the Commonwealth Youth Asia Centre organised a blood donation camp here today. As many as 50 persons donated blood at the camp.

AIDS camp organised
Zirakpur, August 12
Members of the Disabled Persons Welfare Organisation, Punjab, here organised an AIDS awareness camp at Baltana here today. The members distributed written material about the disease printed by the Punjab State AIDS Control Society.

 
SPORTS

Sisters steal the show
Chandigarh, August 12
Sister duo Tarani Goel and Arunima Goyal stole the show in the u-7 (boys’ and girls’) and u-11 girls’ categories, respectively, on the second and final day of the Chandigarh Chess Championship-2007 at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School-44-C, today.

Amitabh Singh Chandel Age no bar for this sports buff
Chandigarh, August 12
This man has not let the passage of time come in the way of his dreams. He does not measure success by his extraordinary achievements but by the process that led him to all that.


                                                                 
Amitabh Singh Chandel

Dilmrig strikes gold
Panchkula, August 12
Dilmrig Nayani won a gold medal in the 21 to 40 kg age group while Divyanshi and Arshdeep bagged silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the Second Panchkula District Karate Championship 2007-08 at Choi Kwang Do Martial Art School, Sector 16, here, today.

Pugilists of Home Science College, Sector 10, in joyous mood after winning the trophy in the Seventh Chandigarh Women State Boxing Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday.
WINNING SMILES: Pugilists of Home Science College, Sector 10, in joyous mood after winning the trophy in the Seventh Chandigarh Women State Boxing Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Prasoon, Aiswarya pocket titles
Panchkula, August 12
Top-seeded Prasoon Sharma and Aiswarya cornered glory for Manav Mangal School by clinching titles under their respective categories in the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship at DAV, Sector 8, here.

Ayush outshines Abhijit
Panchkula, August 12
Ayush Gautam outclassed Abhijit in the boys’ u-13 singles event during the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship Panchkula-2007 held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Athletics c’ships from Aug 16
Chandigarh, August 12
The Amateur Athletic Association, Chandigarh, will conduct the Chandigarh State Senior Athletics Championships-2007 for men and women from August 16 to 17 at Athletics Complex, Sector 7, here.



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