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Kudos for cops
Conviction rate 63 per cent: Administrator
Chandigarh, August 15
During the first half of this year, the Chandigarh Police recorded a conviction rate of more than 63 per cent in various cases registered in the city, announced by Gen(Retd) S.F.Rodrigues, Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, while addressing the Independence Day function at the Sector 17 Parade Ground here today.

A road disowned
Panchkula, August 15
The National Highway 22 is crying for repairs, but has not attracted the attention of the authorities concerned. Dotted with pot-holes and craters between the Pinjore and Kalka stretch, the NH-22, running from Panchkula-Zirakhpur on Punjab’s boundary to Kalka-Parwanoo border in Himachal Pradesh, seems to be nobody’s baby.


A view of the pot-holed NH-22 in Kalka A view of the pot-holed NH-22 in Kalka. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh



EARLIER STORIES

Jobless youth ends his life
Chandigarh, August 15
Frustrated at being unemployed, 21-year-old Parmod Kumar of Ram Darbar hanged himself to death at his residence here late last night. Though no suicide note was recovered, quoting family of the deceased, the police ruled out the possibility of any foul play behind his death.

Heart Attack
Stress doesn’t kill; stress mess does
Chandigarh, August 15
It seems everyday hassles faced by those who suffer heart attack are not any different from those faced by normal people. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by PGI doctors to assess the quality of life and hassles faced by heart patients.

Schools closed today
Chandigarh, August 15
Schools in the city, Mohali and Panchkula will remain closed tomorrow. Announcements regarding this were made by top officials separately at various Independence Day celebration functions today. — TNS


City vibrant with saffron, white, green...

Students around the city celebrate the Independence Day with great enthusiasm, marking 60 years of Independence. — Tribune photographs




COMMUNITY

City salutes the nation

Chandigarh, August 15
The process of establishing a public-private partnership to strengthen the institute has begun by initiating dialogue with biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.

Girls of the National Cadet Corps at the Independence Day march past at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Girls of the National Cadet Corps at the Independence Day march past at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, in Chandigarh

Kairon unfurls tricolour
Mohali, August 15
The 60th year of India’s independence was celebrated with gaiety at the Government College Grounds here today. Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, minister for food and civil supplies, consumer affairs and information technology, unfurled the national flag and took the salute on the occasion.


Minister Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon takes the salute at Independence Day celebrations at Government College in Mohali on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

VIP LEAVES HIS MARK
Minister Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon takes the salute at Independence Day celebrations at Government College in Mohali

Ranbaxy function
Mohali, August 15
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Toansa, celebrated the 60th Independence Day in the factory premises here today. The management and employees of the firm, besides prominent citizens, elders and children of nearby villages, participated in the celebrations.

IAF commanders’ conclave begins today
Chandigarh, August 15
The IAF is organising a commanders’ conclave, where the Air Force top brass will deliberate on wide ranging strategic and security issues concerning the country, especially in view of emerging geo-political scenario.

 
CRIME

Four injured in different mishaps
Chandigarh, August 15
Four persons, including a child, were injured in three different accidents in the city. The police personnel said a pedestrian, Deepak, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, was hurt after being hit by a scooter (CH-01-A-8784) driven by Suresh Kumar of Sector 24-C on the Sectors 25-38 dividing road on Tuesday.

Burail resident held for raping minor
Chandigarh, August 15
A Burail resident, who allegedly kidnapped a minor girl living in his neighbourhood, was today arrested by the police from Delhi. The victim has also been recovered from him.

 
BUSINESS

Private-public partnership ‘must’ for city’s growth
Chandigarh, August 15
Chandigarh Mayor Harjinder Kaur called public-private partnership as a pre-condition for comprehensive growth of the city. She was addressing select industry delegates at the interactive session organised by CII Chandigarh State Council at CII Northern region Headquarters yesterday.

 
EDUCATION

Girl students face tavern trouble
Chandigarh, August 15
The claims of the UT administration regarding girl education not withstanding, even after so many years, the students of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, have to wait for the buses standing right next to a tavern in the absence of a proper bus stop.


Students of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, stand in front of a tavern waiting for bus.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Students of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, stand in front of a tavern waiting for bus

VC boosts student morale
Chandigarh, August 15
It was a poetic vice-chancellor who took to the dais this morning at Panjab University’s Independence Day celebrations in the campus. “No other morning can match the brilliance and glitter of this one,” he said encouraging everyone, teachers and students alike, to come together to work as one to achieve successes.

From Schools & Colleges
DAV college pay tributes to martyrs
Chandigarh, August 15
A function was organised today at DAV College, Sector 10 to celebrate the 60th Independence Day. Capt (Retd.) Harpal Singh, father of martyr Major Harminder Pal Singh was the chief guest.

Patriotism fervour reflects at Carmel Convent
Chandigarh, August 15
The 60th Independence Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm at almost all city schools. At Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, the colour saffron, white and green depicted the feel of patriotism.

From Schools
It’s all about patriotism
Mohali, August 15
Shivalik Public School: Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic zeal here. principal, D.S. Bedi, hoisted the tricolour amidst strains of National Anthem and took the ceremonial salute at the march past by the immaculately dressed students. This was followed by a cultural bonanza.
Students of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, in a jovial mood Students of Shemrock Secondary School, Mohali, perform during Independence Day celebrations
Students of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, in a jovial mood (Left) and students of Shemrock Secondary School, Mohali, perform during Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday.
— Tribune photographs

Training workshop ends at PU
Chandigarh, August 15
A two-day capacity building/training workshop organised by the Voluntary Health Association of Punjab (VHAP) for field NGO (FNGO) project coordinators and social workers under the Reproductive Child Health Project (RCH) concluded at the ICSSR complex at Panjab University yesterday.

COURTS

Chief Justice stresses on easy, accessible justice
Chandigarh, August 15
Exhorting the judiciary to play a pivotal role in mitigating the sufferings of the common man, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain said today that the real independence would usher in only when easy and accessible justice was ensured to the downtrodden.


Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain (centre) along with folk dancers at a function to mark Independence Day in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain (centre) along with folk dancers at a function to mark Independence Day in Chandigarh

High Court’s history captured in frames
Chief Justice opens exhibition organised to mark the 60th year of freedom
Chandigarh, August 15
The beauty of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, as one of the three edifices of Capitol Complex, came alive in the photography exhibition that opened at the court complex today.

Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain at the photography exhibition organised at the High Court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain at the photography exhibition organised at the High Court in Chandigarh

Arabic, Persian words ‘torment’ lawyers
Chandigarh, August 15
‘Hasab Rasad Zare Khewat’, ‘Sharat-Wjib-Ul-Arz’, ‘Khatouni’, ‘Sajra’- may sound gibberish but incredibly these alien tongue twisters are very much a part of our legal jargon. No property suit is sans the mention of these words, which leave even hardcore civil lawyers nonplussed.

 
CULTURE

Singer rues not getting due credit for album
Chandigarh, August 15
Upcoming Punjabi singer Lakhwinder Wadali has struck an inharmonious note, apparently. Soon after the launch of his album “Jogia”, UK-based music director Mukhtar Sahota has blamed the singer and a music company in India for creating disharmony by not giving him due credit for his efforts while releasing the musical collection here in the country.
                           Mukhtar Sahota

Mukhtar Sahota

‘Kavya Sandhya’ at Red Bishop
Panchkula, August 15
As many as thirty acclaimed poets from the region read out their verses at a “Trilingual Kavya Sandhya” held at the Red Bishop Tourist complex here today. The event organised under the aegis of Haryana Sahitya Akademy marked the sixty years of independence.

‘Peengh Pyar Di’ released
Chandigarh, August 15
Young Punjabi singers Laddi Ratton and Manjeet Dhade released their maiden music album "Peengh Pyar Di" at a simple function at Sher-E-Punjab on Monday. The chief guest Jasjit Singh Bunny, while performing in the release ceremony lauded the artist's choice.

HEALTH

Ayurvedic docs work under unfit conditions
Chandigarh, August 15
The ayurvedic dispensaries have long been subjected to the step motherly treatment of the authorities. Now, things have gone worse with ayurvedic doctors not even being provided with the basic infrastructure to treat their patients properly.

 
SPORTS

Abhimanyu shines in Shivalik win

Chandigarh, August 15
Abhmanyu helped Shivalik Public School (SPS) Academy to beat Desh Prem Azad (DPA) Academy in the first semifinal match of the U-11 Invitational Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being held at St Stephen's School, Sector 45. Bowling with confidence, Abhimanyu spelled doom for Azad academy in his fifth over. The SPS Academy bowler claimed three wickets in four deliveries. He bowled out Amrit (10) and Paras (0) on the first two balls of the over.


A match in progress during the Under-11 Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament being held at the St Stephen’s 45 ground on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

A match in progress during the Under-11 Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament being held at the St Stephen’s 45 ground

Sandeep pedals to victory
Chandigarh, August 15
Sandeep Kumar of PU Campus clinched the first place in the 20km cycling race (men’s category) organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association on the occasion of Independence Day today at the Sukhna Lake Club. More than 30 cyclists took part in the open cycling races held in the u-15, u-17 and above-17 years categories.

Independence Cup
Kashyap re-elected CLTA chairman
Chandigarh, August 15
Chief information commissioner of Punjab Rajan Kashyap and former Punjab chief secretary Jai Singh Gill, who was earlier vice-president of the association, were unanimously elected chairman and president, respectively, of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association during the annual general body meeting held at the CLTA Stadium in Sector 10, here, yesterday.

Kochhar, Arvind clinch title
Chandigarh, August 15
A birdie on the 17th hole and a par score on the 18th enabled G.S. Kochhar and Arvind Bajaj to score a two-stroke win over P.S. Egan and Anish Gupta and clinch the Independence Cup golf title on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday.

Sarul puts Chandigarh in driver’s seat
Chandigarh, August 15
A brilliant unbeaten century (144) by Sarul Kanwar put Chandigarh District in the driver’s seat in a match against Bathinda District during the Punjab Inter-District U-22 Tournament match at DAV SSS-8, here today.

U-13 girls’ soccer tourney from Aug 27
Chandigarh, August 15
The inaugural Chandigarh state girls’ under-13 soccer festival for the SF Saupins Trophy will be held from August 27 to 29 at Saupins School, Sector 32, here. The Chandigarh Football Association will select 25 probables during the festival, who will attend a coaching camp before representing Chandigarh in the All-India Football Federation Festival to be held in Orissa in November.

Weekend golf training for juniors
Chandigarh, August 15
The Chandigarh Golf Club is going all out to popularise golf in the city. Starting next month, the club will hold a weekend junior golf programmes on Saturdays and Sundays for kids between six and 14 years.

SCD Ludhiana pocket title
Chandigarh, August 15
SCD Government College, Ludhiana, beat Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, (5-2) to finish winners in the Panjab University Inter-college Baseball (men) Tournament 2007-08, which concluded on the PU campus here today.
A baseball player in action during a match between SGGS College and SD College during the Panjab University Inter-college Baseball (men) Tournament 2007-08 on the PU campus in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
A baseball player in action during a match between SGGS College and SD College during the Panjab University Inter-college Baseball (men) Tournament 2007-08 on the PU campus in Chandigarh

U-14 cricket tourney in Aug end
Chandigarh, August 15
Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) will organise the Invitational WWICS Cup Cricket Tournament for U-14 at St Stephen's School, Togan, in the last week of August.


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