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Breach in pipe hits water supply
Road dividing Sectors 19 and 20 also damaged
Chandigarh, February 2
The main drinking water supply pipe from Sector 26 waterworks burst this morning causing severe disruption in the water supply to many northern sectors of the city. It also led to considerable damage of the V-3 road dividing Sectors 19 and 20 along the Udyog Path.
A drinking water pipeline damaged due to underground laying of telecommunication wires on the Sector 19 and 20 dividing road in Chandigarh A drinking water pipeline damaged due to underground laying of tele- communication wires on the Sector 19 and 20 dividing road in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Tribune Impact
PU admission under scanner
Panel to submit report by February 5
Chandigarh, February 2
Two days after the Chandigarh Tribune blew the lid off the malfunctioning of the Panjab University Syndicate by wrongly approving the admission of a student in the Department of Computer Science and Applications.

Two die of asphyxiation
Panchkula, February 2
Two friends were found dead under mysterious circumstances in a jhuggi at Kharak Mangoli gate No.4, a slum area, here today. The police suspects that it was a case of asphyxiation. The deceased were identified as Hira Singh(35) and Praveen (30) working as labourer.


Morning frost presents a beautiful picture at field near Chandigarh
Morning frost presents a beautiful picture at field near Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Scooterist run over by bus
Chandigarh, February 2
Within 24 hours, the city roads witnessed two fatal accidents. A day after a youth on a motorcycle lost his life in a road mishap, another resident was crushed by a bus on the road dividing Sector 29 and Sector 31 this afternoon.

Two hurt in accident
Chandigarh, February 2
Two persons were injured, one of them seriously, when late tonight their motorcycle rammed into a lorry coming from the Tribune chowk towards the airport, on the Chandigarh-Ambala Highway. The two had been rushed to the emergency of GMCH, Sector 32.


Drinking water in Sec 68 full of mud

Mohali, February 2
Residents of Sector 68 have been getting muddy water from taps for the past about 10 days. They alleged that complaints to the authorities concerned have fallen on deaf ears. The contaminated water is affecting the health of the residents.

A Sector 68 resident shows a bottle full of muddy water in Mohali on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A Sector 68 resident shows a bottle full of muddy water in Mohali

Industrial tenants up in arms
Chandigarh, February 2
The amendment in the conversion policy by the Chandigarh Administration has stirred a hornet's nest with the industrial tenants up in arms against the administration's bonanza to the industrialists.

Maintenance Command chief inspects 3 BRD
Chandigarh, February 2
Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, arrived on a four-day inspection and review visit to the No.3 Base Repair Depot (3 BRD) here today.

Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar (right), Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, is received by Air Officer Commanding 3 BRD, Air Cmde S.C. Luthra on his arrival in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar (right), Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, is received by Air Officer Commanding 3 BRD, Air Cmde S.C. Luthra on his arrival in Chandigarh

Function for senior citizens
Chandigarh, February 2
The Sector 37 Senior Citizens’ Brotherhood organised its annual day celebrations at the Community Centre in Sector 37-D today. Pavitter Pal Kaur, secretary, Punjab School Education Board, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Patient needs Rs 2 lakh for operation
Chandigarh, February 2
Praveen Kumar (33), a resident of Rajpura, is battling for life at the PGI for want of money. Parveen, who is suffering from a complicated pancreas disorder, needs an amount of at least Rs 2 lakh for an immediate operation.

Sector 8 toilet block renovated
Chandigarh, February 2
Mayor Pradeep Chhabra today inaugurated the newly built block of public conveniences in Sector 8. The block was renovated by the MC along with Traders Association, Sector 8.


From Schools & Colleges
Primary classes to start from Feb 4
Chandigarh, February 2
With an improvement in the weather condition from severe cold wave, the Education Department of Chandigarh Administration has decided to restart the primary classes from February 4 onwards, which were earlier closed due to severe cold wave conditions in the region.

Ananya is brain bee champion
Chandigarh, February 2
The brain bee neuroscience quiz for high school children was conducted by the Department of Neurology of the PGI, here today. According to a press note issued here today, the quiz was organised with an objective to motivate the young minds to learn more about the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in the rapidly growing field of brain research.


4 acquitted in extortion case
Chandigarh, February 2
After 10 years, four accused were today acquitted in a corruption and extortion case. District and sessions judge Raj Rahul Garg acquitted them due to lack of evidence. The police had arrested Meenakshi, Surjit, Kuldeep Singh and Jivan in October, 1998. One of the four accused was a police personnel Kuldeep Singh.

8,000 traffic challans disposed of at Lok Adalat
Chandigarh, February 2
More than 8,000 traffic challans were disposed of at the district courts today. The district and sessions judge, Kewal Krishan Garg, stated that a fine of Rs 4,39,350 was imposed in the challans.


Rural areas to have 24-hr power supply
Banur, February 2
Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh stated here today that all rural water works of the state would be linked with 24-hour power supply line in the near future. Addressing the gathering at Jan Suvidha Camp at Manakpur village near here, the minister said this would ensure safe drinking water and its regular supply in rural area of the state.

Tax-evading docs under scanner
Patiala, February 2
The income tax department sleuths will now keep those doctors, both private and government, under watch who have not been paying their taxes. Sources in the department said there were many private hospitals being run in the city whose owners were not paying taxes or who had been paying less than their dues.

From Schools & Colleges
YPS celebrates 60th foundation day
Patiala, February 2
On the occasion of the 60st foundation day of YPS, Patiala, Randhir Singh, member board of governors of YPS and secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association, inaugurated a fully renovated and refurbished Mohindra Boarding House. Guest of honour Major General Rajesh Kochhar accompanied him.


Madan outplays Inderpal
Chandigarh, February 2
Madan Lal Mirdha of Rajasthan defeated Punjab’s Inderpal Singh by 5-2 to lift boys’ above-19 singles title in the final on the inaugural-day of Rajiv Gandhi Memorial National Table Soccer Championship being played at the Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

HFCL lift trophy
Chandigarh, February 2
The defending champion Connect (HFCL) lifted the 8th Cry Cadence Corporate Cricket Cup-2007, beating Infosys Technologies by 30 runs in the final match, played at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.


GMADA to auction hospital, nursing home sites
Mohali, February 2
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has formulated a new policy for the allotment of hospital and nursing home sites in the area under its jurisdiction. This was decided during a meeting of the executive committee of the authority held recently.


Barwala dacoity case solved, 2 held
Panchkula, February 2
The Panchkula police claims to have solved the dacoity committed by a gang in a village of Barwala in October last. They have arrested two members of Bawaria community in the connection.


‘India emerging as major animation hub’

Chandigarh, February 2
India has emerged as a major outsourcing hub for the global animation industry. Pegged at $600 million now, the industry is set to grow to $950 million by next year. This was revealed by Jaideep Ghosh, director, KPMG Advisory Services, while talking to The Tribune on the sidelines of a conference on animation and gaming organised by the CII here today.                              Jaideep Ghosh

Jaideep Ghosh

‘Animation, gaming industry has vast potential in India’
Chandigarh, February 2
For Indian animation and gaming industry to leverage the future potential, there is a need to focus on enhancing the levels of professionalism and operational efficiency. This was the consensus that emerged in the one-day Conference on Animation and Gaming, organised, here today.

Regulate steel prices, industrialists to govt
Mohali, February 2
The Mohali Industries’ Association (MIA) has urged the government to intervene and regulate the prices of steel so that stability could be maintained in the market. Senior vice-president B.S.Anand and general secretary Anurag Aggarwal said here today that the government should direct steel manufacturers to go in for a price hike not more than twice a year.


Hema weaves magic in ‘Radha Krishna’ ballet
Chandigarh, February 2
Every performing art form creates its own aura, exhales its particular atmosphere but classical dance seems to top the list for expressing the whole spectrum of human emotions and the majestic performance of ‘Radha Krishna’ ballet at the Leisure valley, here today, was a testimony to this belief.

Hema Malini dons the mantle of an enchantress at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh. The event, in aid of the Athma Shakti Vidyalaya, a community for the treatment of mentally challenged, was sponsored by The Tribune.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Hema Malini dons the mantle of an enchantress at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh

Film Fest
Day 2: A day of events for cine lovers
Chandigarh, February 2
The second day of the Chandigarh Film Festival was full of events like interactive sessions by renowned directors for intellectuals, academicians, theatre students, screening of documentaries, quizzes for cine lovers and movies for children, conference on animation and gaming on a contemporary trend adopted world-wide.


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