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Cameras to monitor major traffic points, busy markets
Chandigarh, August 13
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to install pan tilt zoom (PTZ) and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at all major traffic points in the city. The cameras will also be fitted at various locations in busy markets for round-the-clock monitoring to ensure smooth flow of traffic. Confirming this, a senior official of the administration said the monitoring and recording of the cameras installed at the different traffic lights would be done at the traffic lines, Sector 29. 

Don’t tell us our duty, HC to Tahar
Orders filing of joint divorce plea within a week
Chandigarh, August 13
Advocate Tahar Singh’s attempt to apprise the court of its duty attracted the Special Division Bench’s, comprising Justice M.M. Kumar and Justice Surya Kant, ire today. “Don’t tell us what is the duty of the court. We know our duty well and if you come out with this type of arguments, we will dismiss the petition in a minute,” the Bench warned Tahar Singh.

Tour of villages leaves PWD minister shocked
Mohali, August 13
Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Punjab minister for PWD (roads), today undertook an arduous journey to several places which lack roads.

1 killed, 3 hurt as lightning strikes tree
Panchkula, August 13
A man was killed and three others were injured when lightning struck a tree at Majri Chowk, Sector 1, today. Eyewitnesses said a number of people were standing under the tree to take shelter from the downpour when the mishap occurred.











Chaos rules on the road in Sector 26 in Panchkula after trucks were held up following landslides in adjoining Himachal Pradesh
Chaos rules on the road in Sector 26 in Panchkula after trucks were held up following landslides in adjoining Himachal Pradesh. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Man strangled
Chandigarh, August 13
A man in his mid-thirties was found murdered near the busy Tribune Chowk here this morning. The victim was apparently strangled to death, as a shirt was found tied tightly around his neck.

Arbitration Act
Law Ministry working on amendments

Chandigarh, August 13
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, is likely to witness some amendments keeping in view the radical changes in the domain of arbitration and mediation, internationally as well as nationally.

Cong flays decision to demolish houses
Chandigarh, August 13
The decision of the Chandigarh administration to demolish the Type 13 houses and construct multi-stroryed flats in their place has drawn flak from the Congress.

COMMUNITY

Admn to honour 20 achievers on Independence Day
Chandigarh, August 13
Harveen Sarao, winner of the gold medal in shooting at the World Universiade at Bangkok recently, is one of the 20 achievers in different fields who will be honoured by the Chandigarh administration at the Independence Day function on August 15.

Devanshi
Mishra 

Harveen
Saraob

Amandeep
Kaur

Mukesh
Kumar

Gulshan
Girdhar

A.K. Malhotra

Ravinder
Kumar

Asian orthodontic meet to be held in India
Chandigarh, August 13
The Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society has agreed to the proposal of the Indian Orthodontic Society (IOS) to host the eighth biennial Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference (APOC) in India. Around 4,000 delegates from many foreign countries, including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, China, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, will participate in the conference. The proposed venue for the biennial event to be held in 2012 is India International Expo Centre, Greater Noida.

Army finds 35,000 sleeping bags defective
Chandigarh, August 13
The Army has found around 35,600 special sleeping bags procured from a foreign supplier to be defective. The ministry of defence has initiated action against the firm.

City looks at solar power option
Chandigarh, August 13
A team from MST, an Israel-based company dealing in renewable energy, made a presentation before the Chandigarh administration for setting up a 250 MW solar power plant in Chandigarh today.

Morcha members to observe fast today
Chandigarh, August 13
The Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha members and their supporters will observe a fast on the Independence Day eve tomorrow against the “arbitrary” policies of the Chandigarh Administration, especially the forcible land acquisition in the periphery of the city.

PGI OPDs closed on Aug 15
Chandigarh, August 13
All OPDs at the PGI shall remain closed on August 15 on account of Independence Day. Emergency services, however, would continue to function, said a press release.

Journalist bereaved
Chandigarh, August 13
Abhishek Prashar, son of A.S. Prashar, former news coordinator of The Tribune and now working as the bureau chief of the Hind Samachar group of  newspapers, died due to natural causes here this morning.

Letters

 
CRIME

‘Custodial death’ in Manimajra police station
FIR against SI  made tougher
Chandigarh, August 13
The UT police today informed the Division Bench, comprising Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Rajive Bhalla, that it had changed the FIR registered against SI Narinder Singh and inserted Section 304 IPC instead of Section 304-A IPC in it.

Car thieves’ gang busted
Were working as gym instructors
Mohali, August 13
The Mohali police claimed to have busted a high-profile gang of car thieves who were reportedly working as gym instructors. Panchkula resident Rohit Sharma and Chandigarh resident Alexander were arrested in this regard.

 
EDUCATION

Delay in Result
PUSU activists protest

Chandigarh, August 13
Activists of Punjab University Students’ Union (PUSU), under the leadership of their president Abhishek Puri, staged a protest in the front of the administrative block this afternoon. The protest was to bring to the notice of the authorities, the problems faced by the students of the law department.

PUSU student activists protest the delay in the declaration of results of some students in the law department in front of the administrative block in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune Photo byManoj Mahajan
PUSU student activists protest the delay in the declaration of results of some students in the law department in front of the administrative block in Panjab University, Chandigarh

Govt schools in rural areas to be upgraded
Chandigarh, August 13
The UT education department has decided to upgrade a few government schools in the rural areas. The decision was taken after considering huge rush of students in these areas.

Seminar on soft skills
Chandigarh, August 13
A seminar on the importance of training in soft skills for students was conducted at the SGGS College for Women, here, today. The seminar, organised in collaboration with the department of information technology, was facilitated by the principal of the college, Dr Harinder Jit Kaur. Students were provided an insight into the BPO/ITES/KPO industry and its career prospects.

This school presents a picture of neglect
Chandigarh, August 13
A primary school, running from the premises of a rural health centre at Colony No 5, here, brings to the fore, a grim picture of the much-hyped nationwide campaign of Universal Elementary Education (UEE) under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan programme.


Children sit on floor due to lack of adequate benches in a school run under the SSA at Colony No. 5, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Children sit on floor due to lack of adequate benches in a school run under the SSA at Colony No. 5, Chandigarh

Class X compartment results out
Panchkula, August 13
The results of Class X compartment examination held from July 20-27, 2007, were declared today.

From Colleges
Chandigarh FRESHERS’ DAY: ‘Aurora’ - the freshers’ day of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26 was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour here today. Dr S.M. Kant, director, Youth Welfare, Panjab University, was the chief guest on the occasion. Priyanka Kohli was adjudged ‘Miss Fresher’ while Priyanka Bawa and Amanpreet Kaur were adjudged the first and second runners up respectively, while Monica Aggarwal was crowned ‘Miss Charming’.

COURTS

Spurious milk
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, issued notice to the Centre, Haryana, Punjab and the UT administration over a PIL seeking a check on sale of spurious desi ghee and milk items.

 
CULTURE

A play to get the voices through
Chandigarh, August 13
It was a physical rendition of unheard voices. Mallika Sarabhai’s ‘Unsuni’ is a passionate theatrical, which attempts to make each one of us acknowledge the ‘others’.


Mallika Sarabhai enacts a scene from ‘Unsuni’ at the Department of Indian Theatre in PU, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan 
Mallika Sarabhai enacts a scene from ‘Unsuni’ at the Department of Indian Theatre in PU, Chandigarh
 
SPORTS

3 hockey trainees suspended
Chandigarh, August 13
The Chandigarh Football Hockey Academy (CHFA) has suspended three of its hockey trainees belonging to junior hockey wing namely Inderjit Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Ramanbir Singh for creating indiscipline and disturbing the environment of the academy.

Films like ‘Chak De’ to help revive Indian hockey: Negi 
Chandigarh, August 13
For Mir Ranjan Negi, goalkeeper of Indian hockey team that went down to Pakistan in the 1982 Asian Games final, life had been miserable until he gathered courage to coach Indian men and women hockey teams to redeem his pride.
Contrary to the expectations of the home crowd, India not only lost the final but was virtually “trounced” as Pakistan forwards rained goals. And unfortunately, the blame for the big defeat came Negi’s way.



Former goalkeeper of Indian hockey team Mir Ranjan Negi, and Tanya Abrol, who acted in the movie “Chak De”, at Chitkara Media School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 
Former goalkeeper of Indian hockey team Mir Ranjan Negi, and Tanya Abrol, who acted in the movie “Chak De”, at Chitkara Media School, Sector 9, Chandigarh

Baseball tourney in dress code controversy 
Chandigarh, August 13
The inaugural day of the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball Tournament witnessed a controversy over the dress code at Panjab University ground, here, today.

DSP Randhawa is CKA president
Chandigarh, August 13

Deputy Superintendent of Police S.S. Randhawa and Prof Harjinder Singh have been unanimously elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Chandigarh Kabaddi Association (CKA) for four years.

Harjinder Singh/S.S. Randhawa

Harjinder Singh/S.S. Randhawa

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