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I stand by what I say: Khatta Singh
Chandigarh, August 18
Khatta Singh “There is no question of going back on my statement against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. This was stated by Khatta Singh, a former driver of the dera chief, here today. In an interview with The Tribune, Khatta Singh refuted media reports about the revision petition filed by him under Section 164 of the CrPC in a special CBI court in Ambala yesterday.

Bungalows vs Quarters
UT funds misused to please deputation officials: Staff
Chandigarh, August 18
The UT employees, who have been displaced from their houses in Sector 10 here due to demolition of type-13 houses, have alleged that the UT funds were being misused by the bureaucrats, on deputation from Punjab and Haryana, to appease their counterparts.

Death By Negligence
Family blames city hospital
Chandigarh, August 18
An Ambala-based family has alleged negligence in the death of 5-year-old child at a city hospital in Sector 44 here.

Trees to make way for sewers
Chandigarh, August 18
Sewers are certainly more important than trees, so seems from the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s latest act. Undertaking sewer-laying work alongside the Sector 27-28 dividing road, the corporation staff has dug parallel to the existing row of Arjun trees, thereby endangering them.



COMMUNITY

Drainage key to underpasses in UT: Chief Engineer
Chandigarh, August 18
Drainage in the proposed underpasses of the City Beautiful is the biggest question facing the implementation of the ambitious project, envisaged to ease the heavy traffic on the city roads.

Comparing Indian, German legal systems
Chandigarh, August 18
With free market and global terrorism becoming the motif of modern times, it has become necessary for Indian lawyers with transnational aspirations to understand the legal structures of various countries, especially those having strong ties with India.

PRETTY WOMEN
Top models display INIFD creations at a fashion show at the Chandigarh Club on Saturday. Top models display INIFD creations at a fashion show at the Chandigarh Club on Saturday. Top models display INIFD creations at a fashion show at the Chandigarh Club on Saturday.
Top models display INIFD creations at a fashion show at the Chandigarh Club on Saturday. Tribune photos by Parvesh Chauhan

Removal of encroachments
NDA govt order proves stumbling block
Chandigarh, August 18
Even as the Congress-led UPA government has been in power for the past about three years, the writ of the previous BJP-led NDA government still seems to run large, at least regarding the removal of encroachments in the city.

Kaleidoscope presents wide spectrum of designs
Chandigarh, August 18
Kaleidoscope, the annual passing out fashion show of the Inter National Institute of Fashion Design held at Chandigarh Club tonight, saw the dominance of creativity on the ramp and was a visual delight. The show was a presentation by talented young passing out designers of BSc Advance Diploma in Fashion Design of the institute.

Kidwai releases book on biotechnology
Chandigarh, August 18
It was an unusual occasion sans the customary hype and flurry associated with book releases. In a quiet ceremony, Haryana Governor A R Kidwai released a book written by Vice-Chancellor R C Sobti and co-authored by Dr Suparana S Pachouri, titled “Essentials of Biotechnology” published by Ane Books India, at Raj Bhawan in the city today.

‘Poets must represent people’s problems’
Chandigarh, August 18
Well-known litterateurs participated in a lively interaction with New Delhi-based poet Dr Mohanjeet at a seminar on the contemporary Punjabi poetry organised by the Sahit Sabha of Government College, Sector 46, here today. Principal K.S. Saluja asserted that the poets, endowed with an instinctive vision, had been the sentinels of our rich cultural heritage.

Dhanas resident alleges police inaction
Forced entry into house by ‘election dept’ employee
Chandigarh, August 18
Alleging police inaction, a Dhanas resident has accused the police of dragging its feet to initiate action against an “election department employee” who barged into his house and misbehaved with his wife in his absence on July 12.

Official Apathy
Swastik Vihar ailing
Panchkula, August 18
Step-motherly treatment is being meted out to the residents and shopkeepers of Swastik Vihar in Mansa Devi Complex here.

Civil hospital fails to conduct postmortem
Mohali, August 18
A resident of Nainimajra village of Fatehgarh Sahib alleged harassment here today after the local civil hospital authorities failed to conduct a postmortem on the body of his wife even after three days of her death.

Atta-Dal Scheme
Govt apathy alleged
Mohali, August 18
A former municipal councillor and a SAD worker, living in a Mohali village, have demanded that a survey of the village be carried out again so that all deserving families could get blue cards being issued by the government in connection with the atta-dal scheme.

ITBP men to scale Gangchua
Chandigarh, August 18
The ITBP is undertaking an expedition to scale the Gangchua peak in eastern Kinnaur. The 6288-meter high peak is one of the highest in Himachal Pradesh.

Dr Gurdeep Kaur case: IMA warns of stir
Chandigarh, August 18
Condemning the registration of a case against Dr Gurdeep Kaur by the Chandigarh police, the Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh branch, has warned of resorting to an agitation if the case was not dropped.

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CRIME

Thief escapes from custody
Chandigarh, August 18
The police was caught napping this evening when a thief escaped from its custody from the Sector 22 police post here.

Body of unidentified woman found
Chandigarh, August 18
An unidentified woman in her mid-fifties was found dead at the Chandigarh railway station in the wee hours today. Ruling out the possibility of foul play behind the death, the police said no visible injury marks were found on the body.

 
EDUCATION

City lad tops IIT exam
Wins fellowship at Stanford University
Chandigarh, August 18
Another city lad has made it big in Mumbai-this time not in Bollywood but in academics. Supreet Singh Bahga has brought laurels to the city by topping the mechnical engineering department of the prestigious IIT Mumbai.

Pachouri opens UIET block
Suresh Pachouri, minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions and parliamentary affairs, at the inauguration of Academic Block-I of University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, August 18
“Having close affinity with Panjab University, I will do whatever is possible for further development of UIET and the university”, said Suresh Pachouri, minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions and parliamentary affairs, while inaugurating the Academic Block-I of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology at Panjab University South Campus here today.

Suresh Pachouri, minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions and parliamentary affairs, at the inauguration of Academic Block-I of University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
Isha is Miss Dev Samaj
Chandigarh, August 18
Winners of the Miss Fresher contest shake a leg with other students during the freshers’ party organised at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday. It was rock and roll time at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, as senior students of the Departments of Arts, Commerce and Computer Applications put their best foot forward and arranged a freshers’ party for the juniors. The party was an entertaining mix of dances, a comic skit, games and surprise gifts. The function opened with an Indo-Western fusion sequence, Dream Voyage, by BCA (II) students.

Winners of the Miss Fresher contest shake a leg with other students during the freshers’ party organised at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

From Schools
Winners of Swar Udgam geet and ghazal competitions in a joyous mood at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Mount Carmel organises Swar Udgam
Chandigarh, August 18
Purvi Sharma of Class VIII (KB DAV School, Sector 7) won the first place in the Indian Classical Vocal Competition held during Swar Udgam, an inter-school Hindustani classical vocal and geet/ ghazal competition. The competition was held at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, here today.

Winners of Swar Udgam geet and ghazal competitions in a joyous mood at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Mid-day Meal Discontinuation
DPI (S) promises action
Chandigarh, August 18
Taking cognisance of the news-item published in Chandigarh Tribune dated August 18, director pubic instructions S.K.Setia has said that he will look into the matter on a priority basis.

NIS centre classes from tomorrow
Chandigarh, August 18
The NIS Academy launched the first batch of its newly started education centre in the city today. A division of NIS Sparta Limited, a Reliance ADA group company, the institute kicked off its maiden venture on the Sector 36 premises. The classes for the first batch are slated to start on Monday.

673 enrolled for Class XI counselling
Chandigarh, August 18
As many as 673 students were enrolled in the third and last counselling for Class XI admissions at various schools of the city. The concluding session was held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today. The school had been chosen as the centralised admission centre by the Education Department.

Diploma students visit Air Force Station
Chandigarh, August 18
About 20 students pursuing their diploma course in air hostess and steward training at BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, visited 12 Wing at the Air Force Station here today. They were on an educational tour which aims at giving them on-board training to acquaint them with the practical aspects of aircraft flying and safety.

COURTS

Chief secy served with legal notice
Withdrawal of land-allotment approval sought
Mohali, August 18
The chief secretary, Punjab, has been served with a legal notice demanding the withdrawal of the proposal to allocate 250 acres of land in Sector 81.

Disrespect to National Emblem in advt
Case slapped against Govts of India, Haryana
Chandigarh, August 18
An advocate Ram Kumar Singla has filed civil suit in the court of civil judge (Senior Divisions), district courts, wherein the Government of India, Secretary Ministry Home Affairs and Haryana, were accused of showing disrespect to the National Emblem in an advertisement printed on August 15, 2007 in an English daily.

UT issued notice over PIL
Chandigarh, August 18
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover on Thursday issued a notice to the UT Administration on a PIL filed by advocate H.C. Arora, seeking free medical treatment for freedom fighters.

 
SPORTS

Form clubs to promote sports culture, says expert
Director of Agidius Brown Sports School in Germany Andre Kuhn (Second from right) and Chandigarh sports director I.S. Sandhu interact with budding players of Chandigarh Football Academy- 42 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, August 18
“In Germany, we start using players professionally from the age of 17, but it is just opposite here. Players are being left after spending so much money and time for around seven years on their training and academics,” said Andre Kuhn, director, Agidius Brown Sports School, Leipzig, Germany, during a visit to Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42.

ALL EARS: Director of Agidius Brown Sports School in Germany Andre Kuhn (Second from right) and Chandigarh sports director I.S. Sandhu interact with budding players of Chandigarh Football Academy- 42 in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Martial art academy at GMSSS-18
Students of GGSSS-18 undertake training from the fifth degree black-belt holder Master Bikram S. Thapa at the newly opened academy on the school premises in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, August 18
The martial art training academy at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, was inaugurated by DPI (schools) S.K. Setia, here, today.


Students of GGSSS-18 undertake training from the fifth degree black-belt holder Master Bikram S. Thapa at the newly opened academy on the school premises in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Rupinder shines on Day 1
Patiala batsman plays a shot during a match of the Punjab Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Saturday. An unbeaten knock of 46 by Rupinder helped Patiala to reach 98 for four in 44 overs in the first innings against Chandigarh on the first day of the Punjab Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament at DAV SSS-8, here today.

BIG SHOT: Patiala batsman plays a shot during a match of the Punjab Inter-District U-22 Cricket Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Trekkers’ Club launched
Chandigarh, August 18
The Chandigarh Trekkers’ Club was launched here today as a part of the STEPS initiatives to promote tourism and encourage locals to partake in adventures.

Pankaj grabs gold
Chandigarh, August 18
Pankaj grabbed gold in the -25 kg boys’ u-12 category on the inaugural day of the Sub-Junior State Judo Championship held at Sports Complex-42, today. Deepika clinched gold in the girls’ group.

SN Vohra tourney begins today
Chandigarh, August 18
The sixth edition of the SN Vohra Memorial Sub-junior (u-14) Hockey Tournament will start tomorrow at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42.

GGSC-26 win baseball title
Chandigarh, August 18
Guru Gobind Singh College (women)-26 won the top honours in the Punjab University Inter-College Baseball Championship here today.

 


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