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City to be ‘plastic-free’ from Gandhi Jayanti
Complete ban on polythene bags

Chandigarh, July 30
In an environment-friendly decision, which is sure to raise the hackles of the plastic bag manufacturers, the Chandigarh administration today decided to make the city "plastic-free" from Gandhi Jayanti — October 2.

What is banned

Plastic ban illegal, say traders
Chandigarh, July 30
The plastic ban by the administration has come in for criticism from the business community. Calling the action as "undemocratic and ill-conceived" the business community declared that they would challenge the irresponsible declaration at all forums, including Parliament.

Speaking Out
A commendable step
The administration’s move to ban polythene bags from October has got a thumbs up from residents. In a talk with Sandeep, a cross-section of residents have revealed that they are happy with this move.

Young college girls enjoy the showers which brought down the temperature in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
ecstasy in the rain: Young college girls enjoy the showers which brought down the temperature in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik 


PNB officials in dock for giving loan in hurry
Chandigarh, July 30
Senior officials of the Punjab National Bank are in the dock for sanctioning a construction loan of Rs 2.2 crore, even though no construction was done with the loan amount.

Scolded by mom, engg student hangs herself
Chandigarh, July 30
Priyanka Aggarwal, an 18-year-old girl, allegedly hanged herself to death at her Sector 20 residence, here, this morning.

Teacher suspended for hitting pregnant colleague
Chandigarh, July 30
Hitting a pregnant colleague cost a teacher dearly. In an outrageous incident, which occurred at Government Model High School, Kaimbwala, this morning, Yogesh, a JBT teacher, was involved in a tiff with his female colleague Monica, an NTT teacher, over a petty issue.


Draw of lots draws crowds
Chandigarh, July 30
The preliminary draw for various types of flats in the Chandigarh Housing Board's Sector 63 housing flat scheme was held here today.

Labourers fill wheat in bags sold by farmers at Grain Market in Sector 26, Chandigarh.
Labourers fill wheat in bags sold by farmers at Grain Market in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Custodial Death
Again, CCTV cameras prove futile
Chandigarh, July 30
The mysterious death of 35-year-old Inderjit Singh in Industrial Area police station on Monday has not only exposed the negligence of the policemen on duty but also the worthlessness of the CCTV cameras installed there.

Dimpy Murder Case
Not easy to plug missing links, says cop
Chandigarh, July 30
The Chandigarh police is taking the disclosures of Jaswinder Singh Bhullar, alias Rocky, arrested in connection with the Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy murder case, with a pinch of salt.

Deepalaya aims to reach out to ‘unreached’
Chandigarh, July 30
T.K. Mathew Their children are their biggest asset. Mewat-based NGO Deepalaya takes great pride in their growing numbers and as it readies to cross the 30-year milestone of being in the service of society, there’s a lot more on the cards.

T.K. Mathew

Changing lifestyle cause of hypertension
Chandigarh, July 30
Plus 30 in Chandigarh? Get your blood pressure checked, as there are 50 per cent chances that you could be suffering from hypertension, which incidentally doctors acknowledge is the biggest “killer.”

The barren piece of six-acre land in Chatt village, Mohali, where a hotel management institute was to come up.
The barren piece of six-acre land in Chatt village, Mohali, where a hotel management institute was to come up. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Rehabilitation Scheme
Rodrigues’ dream project
hits roadblock

Rs 103-crore tender of Ludhiana firm rejected
Chandigarh, July 30
The Chandigarh administration's ambitious rehabilitation scheme, a dream project of UT Administrator SF Rodrigues, intended to rehabilitate over 25,000 illegally squatting families on the prime government land, has hit a roadblock.

Changes in building
bylaws get nod

Chandigarh, July 30
The administration has approved the recommendations of the modification of the old building bylaws which will affect more than 75 per cent of the area and population of the city.

Rajesh Puri at Mad Arts Acting School in Mohali on Wednesday. Professionalism is Puri’s forte
Mohali, July 30
Famous small screen actor Rajesh Puri ended his two-day shooting schedule at Mad Arts Studio here today.

Rajesh Puri at Mad Arts Acting School in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

GMADA asked to withdraw policy on PGs
Mohali, July 30
At its monthly meeting yesterday, the municipal council passed a resolution asking GMADA to withdraw its policy on paying guests (PGs) as it had led to a lot of resentment among residents.

Move to close dispensary resented
Mohali, July 30
Members of the Block Congress Committee staged a protest in Phase 3B1 here yesterday against the move of the Punjab government to close down the primary health centre running in the area.

Installation of idols
Baltana, July 30
An installation ceremony of idols was held in Shiv Mandir at Kalgidhar Enclave on Wednesday. The idols were brought from Hardwar.

100 donate blood at camp
Chandigarh, July 30
To promote the voluntary blood donation movement, a blood donation camp was organised here today.

Key role for India in WTO talks: Envoy
Chandigarh, July 30
The Ambassador of the European Union to India, Danie'le Smadja, today addressed members of the industry.

Canadian diplomat cremated
Chandigarh, July 30
Canadian diplomat J.C. Gosseian (62) working with Canadian Consulate General here, who died while playing tennis at the CLTA Stadium on Saturday, was cremated at Sector 25 crematorium today evening.


From Schools & Colleges
PEC welcomes freshers
Chandigarh, July 30
A series of presentations and interactive talks were organised by Punjab Engineering College (PEC) cultural clubs and editorial boards to formally welcome the new batch on its premises at Sector 12, here today.


3 acquitted in murder case
Chandigarh, July 30
Additional District and Sessions Judge S.K. Aggarwal today acquitted three in a murder case, as the prosecution was not able to establish the crime.


Punjab to have 33 excise checkpoints
Rajpura, July 30
At least 33 computerised inter-state checkpoints would come up in 10 districts of Punjab, including one in Chandigarh.

Proposed thermal power plant
Villagers protest land acquisition
Suralkalan (Rajpura), July 30
Hundreds of villagers from seven Rajpura villages are up in arms against acquisition of 1078.16 acres of fertile land for the proposed supercritical thermal  power plant.

Council chief booked
Bassi Pathana, July 30
Tension gripped the town as the ongoing tussle between the two warring factions of the SAD — Lalli group and the Cheema group — took a fresh turn.

PSEB detects power theft
Morinda, July 30
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Kharar division, has detected a special instrument attached with electricity meter for power theft from Chitamla village.

Woman's body exhumed
Kharar, July 30
The body of Soma Begum, wife of Bashir Ahmed belonging to Rani Majra in Kurali, was exhumed today in the presence of duty magistrate,Malkit Singh.

Seminar on Indo-US nuclear deal
Kharar, July 30
A seminar on the Indo-US nuclear deal was held at the Chandigarh Business School, Landran. The seminar ended with a panel discussion which saw students posing questions to the experts.

Karamchari Dal to launch stir
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The Karamchari Dal, Punjab, today decided to launch a statewide stir if their demands were not met within a few days.

Punjabi varsity prepares 11th plan report
Patiala, July 30
Punjabi University, Patiala, has chalked out a plan for projects to be undertaken during the 11th plan with grants received from the University Grants Commission (UGC), other funding agencies or from the money raised from its own resources.


TT: AG West Bengal lift title
Winners pose with their trophies at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.Chandigarh, July 30
Sourav Sengupta of Accountant General West Bengal stole the limelight by winning two gold medals - one in the men’s individual competitions and one in the team championship - during the IA and AD All-India Inter-Zonal Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23,
here, today.
Winners pose with their trophies at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Swimming meet where parents hold sway
Chandigarh, July 30
The ongoing swimming meet for Administrator Cup at all-weather swimming pool is nothing more than a formality.

Kunal excels in swimming meet
Chandigarh, July 30
Kunal Bhardwaj stole the show by securing top positions in three different events- 100 m, 200 m and 400 m (free style) in under-17 group during the ongoing swimming meet for the Administrator's Cup at All-Weather Swimming Pool, Sector 23 (Yoga), here today.

Ravinder to lead boys in junior athletics c’ship
Chandigarh, July 30
DAV College student Ravinder, a silver medallist of junior nationals, will lead Chandigarh Junior Boys’ team in the 20th North Zone Junior Athletics Championship to be held at Lucknow from August 2 to 3.

Soman to lead city team in cricket tourney
Chandigarh, July 30
Amay Soman will lead the Chandigarh district team in the Haryana Inter-District Cricket Tournament.

Women hockey tourney from Aug 4
Chandigarh, July 30
The Chandigarh Women Hockey Association will be conducting the state championship from August 4 to August 6 at Hockey Stadium in Sector-18 here.


Killer of wife in the net
Panchkula, July 30
The police here today arrested Ashok, the husband of Sukhi who allegedly stoned his wife to death last Thursday at Mansa Devi Complex.

Three dupe PNB of Rs 2 crore
Chandigarh, July 30
The CBI has booked a Panchkula-based mother-son duo and a manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) on the charges of duping the bank to the tune of Rs 2 crore.

Man booked for cheating three
Chandigarh, July 30
The police booked a resident of Sector 45 for cheating three persons by giving them cheques which bounced.

Snatchers target two in city
Chandigarh, July 30
Two motorcyclists snatched a gold chain from a girl near Rose Garden in Sector 16, here, this morning.

4 youths kidnap autorickshaw driver
Panchkula, July 30
In a road rage incident, four youths, including three residents of Zirakpur, allegedly kidnapped an autorickshaw driver after a minor altercation here today.


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