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Get set to tap rainwater
Admn to make harvesting apparatus must for houses
Chandigarh, May 31
With the issue of augmenting the water supply from the Kajauli water works likely to become a contentious matter with Punjab in the coming years, the Chandigarh administration has finally woken up to the need for conserving water.

ID not an issue with city cyber cafés
Chandigarh, May 31
The Chandigarh police as well as most cyber cafés owners in the city seem to have not taken any lessons from the recent Jaipur serial blasts. During a random survey of cyber outlets in the city, Chandigarh Tribune found that owners were flouting guidelines issued by the police regarding ID proofs of the users with impunity.

Cops in Dock
Sloppy job invites pay cut
Chandigarh, May 31
Additional and district sessions judge S.K. Aggarwal today imposed a cut in the salary of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Nand Kishore and SHO police station-11 Ramesh Kumar over sloppy investigation in a murder case of a guard, Top Bahadur.

Rash Driving
Rich & powerful override law
Chandigarh, May 31
The yesterday’s rash and negligent driving incident, involving kin of influential politicians, is not new to the city and its police. Rash driving of Innova car (HR 26 AE 6047) by Harveer Inder Singh, grandson of a former Akali leader — with Sehaj and a class X student.

Chemists sell generic drugs for big profits
But doctors don’t prescribe them
Chandigarh, May 31
Next time you get a 20 per cent discount on the MRP of a medicine, do not feel happy, for the chemist will still be making a profit of over 250 per cent. Chemists in the tricity are selling “branded generic” medicines at almost the same price as branded medicines.



2 yrs on, post of addl MOH lying vacant
Chandigarh, May 31
Even as the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation had created a post of additional medical officer health citing “heavy workload” two years ago, the same is lying vacant since then.

Walkathon at Sukhna pulls large crowds
Chandigarh, May 31
Walkathon, organised by Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula, to mark World No Tobacco Day saw participation of hundreds, including leading medical practitioners from the tricity, here today.

Volunteers take part in Walkathon organised by Alchemist Hospital in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Volunteers take part in Walkathon organised by Alchemist Hospital in Chandigarh

Disco owners make hay
Having a puff of cigarette at city’s discotheques can make a big hole in your pocket. After smoking was banned in the city, some of the top discos created separate smoking chambers on their premises in order to facilitate their smoker guests.

Building Bylaws
Residents seek one-time relaxation
Chandigarh, May 31
A delegation of the Chandigarh Marla Houses Residents Welfare Association, in a memorandum submitted to the finance secretary, have sought one-rime relaxation in the building bylaws.

Amaltas bloom has draped the city in its distinct yellow colour
Amaltas bloom has draped the city in its distinct yellow colour. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Rain brings respite
Chandigarh, May 31
After two days of scorching heat, the city today witnessed rainfall which gave much-needed respite to its residents. A Met official said the change in weather was due to the movement of upper cyclonic conditions in central Pakistan adjoining northwest Rajasthan and North Pakistan.

Residents rue power cuts
Chandigarh, May 31
Tall claims of the Chandigarh electricity department regarding no power cuts this summers seem to have fallen flat as the residents Sector 44 have been facing frequent power cuts for the past one week.

Water supply to remain erratic
Chandigarh, May 31
Water supply throughout the city will remain suspended on June 2 and 3 owing to repair works. According to officials of the Chandigarh municipal corporation, the water supply will remain erratic throughout the day on June 2 and 3.

Tribune employee retires
Chandigarh, May 31
K.K. Sharma, senior foreman, Advertisement Department, The Tribune, retired here today after serving for 42 years in the institution. He joined The Tribune at Ambala on June 14, 1966.


No relief for ‘teaching shops’
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has shut the chapter on “academic indiscipline”. A Division Bench has made it clear that “commercial shops” enrolling students at the fag end of academic sessions will not get any relief from it.

Career Fest-2008 delves into IT avenues
Chandigarh, May 31
Real estate is thriving, retail is taking off, textiles are in, but the hottest sector as far as the job market is concerned continues to be information technology. From software professionals to networking specialists, the most sought after destination seems to be IT.

Students attend a counselling session during Career Fest-2008 held at Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students attend a counselling session during Career Fest-2008 held at Sector 43, Chandigarh

UIFT explores various facets of fashion
Chandigarh, May 31
Keeping in view the way the Indian Fashion and Apparel Industry is making its name at the national and international platform and the growing demand for trained manpower in this field, Panjab University, launched the University Institute of Fashion and Lifestyle Technology on its campus last year.

Learning Networks Day observed
Chandigarh, May 31
AIESEC, a student organisation, today held a “Learning Networks Day” at the Panjab University. The event aimed at providing a platform to the youth to connect with organisations around on global issues such as child rights, education, entrepreneurship and technology, HIV, rural and the community development and youth personal responsibilities.

Depts of edu, pol science sit on PUTA fast
Chandigarh, May 31
Teachers and research scholars from the department of political science and education today sat on the chain fast. Dr Ashutosh Kumar, along with research scholars Sunil Kundu and Rajnish Saryal, Dr H.S. Bajwa and Dr Kirandeep accompanied by two research scholars, Abha Sharma and Pratibha Sharma, for the fast.

‘Hamari Kaksha’ students visit geology dept
Chandigarh, May 31
Around 65 students from nursery school ‘Hamari Kaksha’, Sector 7, attended the open house fortnight of World Environment Day in the department of geology, Panjab University, today.

AIMA meet
Chandigarh, May 31
An interaction meet of bureaucrats, corporates and academicians was organised by the All-India Management Association (AIMA) in alliance with the Chandigarh Management Association (CMA).

Special children get training in computers
Mohali, May 31
Students of class IX of St Soldier International Convent School, along with teachers, here imparted computer training to 10 special children.

Deaf and dumb children at the concluding day of 10 days computer training camp at St Soldier International Convent School, Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Deaf and dumb children at the concluding day of 10 days computer training camp at St Soldier International Convent School, Mohali


HC stays notice disallowing house transfer by GPA
Chandigarh, May 31
Acting on a petition asking for quashing a public notice disallowing after its publication the transfer of dwelling units by way of general power of attorney (GPA), the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered a stay till July 18, the next date of hearing in the matter.

SDO’s Arrest
Kin produce Dadwal’s letter in court
Judicial remand for three
Chandigarh, May 31
In a new twist to the arrest of SDO A.K. Dadwal and two other MC officials by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the family members have produced a letter in court written by Dadwal on March 19 to establish that he perceived threats pertaining to the engineering department kickbacks case wherein he was prime witness.


Need to curb tobacco abuse: Experts
Patiala, May 31
The World No Tobacco Day was observed on a subdued note here today with just a couple of social organisations making their presence felt to eradicate the social evil of smoking. Prominent among such organisations were the Department of TB and Chest, Government Medical College and the civil surgeon’s office.

Bus rams into tree, 30 injured
Kharar, May 31
Thirty passengers of a bus got injured when it in rammed in a tree near village Sahauran today morning. The bus of Khattra bus service (PB 11 S 1925) was on its way from Mohali to Pathankot.

Neha’s Death
Cops do not rule out foul play
Dera Bassi, May 31
A day after the death of 24-year-old Neha Jain, the Dera Bassi police today claimed preliminary investigation so far carried out by them was pointing towards the involvement of her husband and his entire family.

Proposed hike fuels protest in Ambala
Ambala, May 31
The Ambala unit of the BJP burnt the effigy of Union petroleum minister Murli Deora following the proposed hike in petrol, diesel and cooking gas price at wholesale cloth market in Ambala City today. The party workers also raised slogans against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Centre government.

IET students placed with top cos
Ropar, May 31
Students of IET, Bhaddal, have been placed with various companies of national and international repute. A senior police officer said they had initiated the process of taking Neha’s husband Munish Jain into custody. 


Gupta upsets giants to clinch PGTI title

Chandigarh, May 31
Soft-spoken Chandigarh caddie-turned-pro Harendra Gupta was at his best as he upstaged the two pillars of Indian professional golf, Ashok Kumar and Mukesh Kumar, to clinch the PGTI Players Championship trophy and a cash prize of Rs 4, 84,950 in a playoff after the three were tied at 11 under 277 on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Harendra Gupta (left) is hugged by his caddie after winning the PGTI Players Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club
Harendra Gupta (left) is hugged by his caddie after winning the PGTI Players Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday. On the extreme right is Ashok Kumar who lost in the playoff.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Federation Cup Cricket
Punjab, Haryana in finals
Panchkula, May 31
Punjab and Haryana teams set up title clash in the All-India Under-17 National Federation Cup Cricket Tournament being played at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here.

MCA clinch two-run victory
Chandigarh, May 31
In a nail-biting contest, Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA), snatched a thrilling two-run victory over spirited CCA-Guru Nanak Public School Academy, Sector 36, in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy under-15 Cricket Tournament for Mount Shivalik Trophy at the St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45, here today.

Players’ apparel auction on June 5
Chandigarh, May 31
In an effort to help the organisers of Dharam Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament, the hockey stars, including Prabhjot Singh, Rajpal Singh and Deepak Thakur, will put their apparels under hammer on June 5.

Ravi Inder Singh emerges winner
Chandigarh, May 31
Ravi Inder Singh won top honours trailing Rahul Chopra to second position in the Single Sculls (SJM1x) (500m) event of Chandigarh State Sub-junior and Challenger Sprints Rowing Championship for Men and Women, held at the Lake Club, here today.


Burail resident duped of Rs 5.5 lakh
Chandigarh, May 31
Burail resident Manj Kumar has filed a police complaint against Vinod Kumar, Neelam and Komal alleging that the trio duped him of Rs 5.5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. He alleged that neither the trio sent him abroad nor did they return the money.

Baby’s body exhumed, sent for autopsy
Panchkula, May 31
The district police exhumed body of a two-and-a-half-year-old baby at Pinjore, near here yesterday. The girl, Anu, had gone missing on May 18 from her home at Madhanwala village and her parents found the body on May 24.

CTU bus runs down pedestrian
Chandigarh, May 31
A 40-year-old man, Gopal, was run over by a CTU bus on the road dividing Sectors 25 and 38 here this afternoon. Jitender Pal Singh, the driver of the bus (CH-01-G-1964), failed to notice the pedestrian, crushing him under the tyre of the vehicle.


Music, drama mark saang festival
Panchkula, May 31
An integrated display of music, drama, dance, raginis and narratives marked the staging of a popular Haryanvi saang ‘Krishna Devi-Phool Bahadur’ at the Indradhanush auditorium here today.

Singing contest for Rafi awards
Chandigarh, May 31
Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh is holding the first round of singing competition for Rafi awards on June 15, at Randhawa auditorium in Sector 16 here. There will be three rounds of this competition for seniors and juniors in male and female categories.


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