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Electrocution of Youth 
Councillor’s house vandalised

The electric pole where Kanahiya (inset) was electrocuted. A Tribune photographBJP men besiege police station; Cong leader booked

Chandigarh, August 10
Tension prevailed in Ram Darbar today following the electrocution of a 16-year-old youth here late last night.

The electric pole where Kanahiya (inset) was electrocuted. A Tribune photograph

Woman electrocuted in Manimajra
Chandigarh, August 10
A woman was electrocuted after she came in contact with an electric wire at her residence in Manimajra, here, this afternoon. The victim has been identified as Prem Lata, a resident of Manimajra.

Women at a light point in Chandigarh sell national flags as Independence Day approaches
Women at a light point in Chandigarh sell national flags as Independence Day approaches. Tribune photo: Vinjay Malik

A devotee’s cheeks pierced with an iron rod by a priest during the Sheetla Mata puja at Sukhna Lake
A devotee’s cheeks pierced with an iron rod by a priest during the Sheetla Mata puja at Sukhna Lake on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Now, residents file complaint against NHAI director
Panchkula. August 10
Controversies and Lieut Col K P Sharma, project director, NHAI, seem to go together.

CBSE to introduce health programme in schools 
Chandigarh, August 10
This and many other questions were specifically designed while formulating the Comprehensive School Health Programme to be introduced in schools shortly.

Injured Inderpal and Amardeep at their residence in Sector 20, Chandigarh Cop ‘beats up’ fast food owner
Chandigarh, August 10
Amardeep Singh, owner of “Nine Eleven” fast food outlet in Sector 44, has alleged that a UT constable thrashed him and his friend after he refused to give the constable what he ordered late last night. Harpreet Singh, brother of Amardeep, said, “Two constables who were on duty yesterday night approached my brother and ordered for food. As Amardeep was closing the shop, he refused the constables. One of the constables, who was drunk, thrashed Amardeep and his friend Inderpal with lathi”, said Harpreet.

Injured Inderpal and Amardeep at their residence in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph 


Note This: Fakes in circulation
Chandigarh, August 10 Around 10 days ago, Shravan (22), a resident of Sector 46, withdrew Rs 20,000 from his brother-in-law’s account in Bank of India’s Sector 34 branch. He then went to the SBI branch in Sector 35 to deposit the money in his account and to his shock the cashier told him that two notes of Rs 500 denomination each were fake.

J&K stir pushes up veg prices
Chandigarh, August 10
The ongoing stir in Jammu and Kashmir and the heavy rains lashing Himachal Pradesh is casting its shadow on the fruit and vegetable supplies to the city, thus leading to an increase in prices.

Amarnath Row
Shun violence, urge experts

A seminar on Shri Amarnath land row in progress in ChandigarhChandigarh, August 10
Political parties, citizens and media were asked to exercise restraint in dealing with the sensitive issue of Amarnath land row at a seminar on "Shri Amarnath land transfer -implications of revocation" here today.

A seminar on Shri Amarnath land row in progress in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph 

Sinha blames PDP, media

Watch out for conjunctivitis 
Chandigarh, August 10
After heavy rains, the city once again witnessed a drastic change in the weather as a result of which city hospitals got busy treating cases of malaria, viral fever and conjunctivitis.
An uncovered electricity junction at the shopping complex at the Punjab & Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh
Death Trap: An uncovered electricity junction at the shopping complex at the Punjab & Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Policing takes backseat while cops go high-tech
Chandigarh, August 10
The Chandigarh police seems to have got its priorities wrong. Even as the police has gone overboard with its modernisation plan, the basic policing has apparently taken a backseat.

Open more consulates for better relations: PPP leader
Chandigarh, August 10
Pakistan’s ruling coalition was in favour of adopting permit system in place of issuing visas for Pakistan and Indian nationals travelling between the two countries. This would further strengthen the ties between the two neighbours.

Reports by Army’s legal cells can be disclosed, rules CIC 
Chandigarh, August 10
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that advice rendered by the Army’s legal and vigilance departments can be disclosed under the Right to Information Act (RTI).

Getting leave a problem for his wife
Chandigarh, August 10
A Pakistani peace activist and a staunch supporter of better Indo-Pak ties, Fakhar Zaman, today alleged that the principal of a Delhi-based college, where her wife was employed as an assistant professor, was not granting her leave to visit him in Pakistan.

Nokia team wins corporate quiz
Chandigarh, August 10
STEPS, under the aegis of Chandigarh tourism, in association with Anaahat Naad Productions, organised the Chandigarh Corporate Quiz 2008 here today.

200 saplings planted
Chandigarh, August 10
The Uttarakhand Yuva Manch organised a tree plantation drive on its 16th foundation day at the ESIC Society, the PSIEC Employees Coop Society and the Central Ground Water Board Employees Coop House Building Society, Sector 51-B, here today.

Residents protest police inaction
Chandigarh, August 10
Demanding immediate arrest of suspects, booked for allegedly assaulting Raju Kali, a resident of Vikas Nagar, residents of the area staged a protest near the railway track in Vikas Nagar here this evening. The residents have accused the police of “shielding” the suspects.

Bansal clarifies remarks
Chandigarh, August 10
With reference to an interview, “I am powerless”, that appeared in these columns today, Union Minister of State for Finance and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal has clarified that he had only stated that so far as the Chandigarh administration was concerned, all the powers had been delegated to the UT Administrator and he had little role in the  city’s governance.

Malls won’t make city famous


Scrutiny of papers begins
Chandigarh, August 10
Today all nomination papers for various positions in PUTA election 2008 were opened up for scrutiny. Almost the entire team of PUTA executive members, proposed by the group led by Manjit Singh, has no contest in their respective category.

Two new hostels for PU
Chandigarh, August 10
Panjab University’s hostel crunch seems to be getting sorted out with the university authorities deciding to construct two new hostels by May next year.

Lessons on leadership skills
Chandigarh, August 10
Students learnt team skills, shared ideas and experienced an enlightening session on leadership under ‘Empower’, a platform provided by AIESEC, Chandigarh.

From Schools
Xpressions ‘08 a big draw

Mohali, August 10
On the second day of Xpressions ’08, annual exhibition of Manav Mangal Smart School, visitors arrived in large numbers to watch the creative talent of students and the staff of the school.

Training certificates given
Mohali, August 10
A certificate distribution function was organised by Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Mohali, at its field office in village Radiala, district Mohali, for the students who had successfully completed a course in beauty culture and healthcare. More than 50 persons, including students and villagers, participated in the function.


Cops thrash ‘Singh is Kinng’ viewers
Patiala, August 10
In spite of opposition by a few Sikh bodies, movie watchers today turned out in a large number at Tagore Theatre to see "Singh is Kinng". A large number of cops were deployed to check any incident of violence.

Zero tolerance to ragging at GSMCH
Patiala, August 10
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital has adopted a series of measures to ensure zero tolerance towards ragging on the college and hospital campus.

Anniversary of Baba’s followers observed
Patiala, August 10
The anniversary of those killed in a clash between supporters of then Budha Dal chief Baba Santa Singh was held at Bagichi Nihangan at Lower Mall here today.

50 saplings planted
Patiala, August 10
Helping Hand Society, a social organisation, today organised a tree plantation drive by planting 50 saplings with tree guards at Senior Secondary School, Tripuri Town here.

Police seeks public help in curbing crime
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 10
A police-public meeting was held here yesterday in which the SSP urged the people to help the police in curbing various crimes in the district. Many area residents participated in the meeting. Various local political leaders, market presidents and village panchayat members were present during the meeting.

No threat to SAD-BJP alliance, says Badal
Karala (Banur), August 10
There is no threat or challenge to the electoral prospects of the SAD-BJP alliance in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Two killed in accidents
Rajpura, August 10
A resident of Rajpura and a woman belonging to Naraingarh near Ambala were killed in separate accidents today.

No check on autos ferrying students
Kalka, August 10
Despite the fact that many incidents of students falling from autorickshaws have taken place, there is no check on these vehicles being used for picking up and dropping schoolchildren in Kalka and Pinjore.


Carrom: Vivek topples Lakshya
Chandigarh, August 10
Vivek Pandit toppled seeded player Lakshya Piplani in the boys’ sub-junior singles while first timer Manu Gupta entered in the quarterfinals of girls’ sub-junior singles in the XIth St Stephen's Carrom Ranking Tournament at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, here today.

Ankrish beats Anmol in boys’ U-10
Chandigarh, August 10
Ankrish Khanna beat Anmol Kamboj 8-5 in the finals of boys’ under-10 in the St Peter’s Academy Tennis Tournament at the academy’s courts, Sector 37, here today.

AITA: Jaanesh top-seeded
Chandigarh, August 10
Local player Jaanesh Kaur has been top-seeded in the girls’ under-18 singles of the AITA Talent Senior Tennis Tournament, main draw of which will begin at the CLTA Stadium, Sector 10, here tomorrow. In the boys’ category of the same age group, Himanshu Mali of Maharashtra is the top seed.

Double delight for Parikshit, Yamini
Panchkula, August 10
Parikshit Vashistha of Shri Guru Gobind Singh School, Chandigarh, had double delight as he clinched the titles of men’s senior and boys junior in the 4th RK Babuta Memorial Prize Money Ranking Carrom Tournament at Saupin’s School, Sector 9, here today.

A match in progress between Rock Rovers and DAV School, Sector 8, at Hockey Stadium in Sector 18, Chandigarh,State Hockey Tourney
DAV-8 lift title

Chandigarh, August 10
Putting up a top-class show, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, won the Chandigarh State Hockey Championship (juniors under-14) at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, here today. The team beat Rock Rovers Club by 3-1.

A match in progress between Rock Rovers and DAV School, Sector 8, at Hockey Stadium in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Cricket: DPA beat MCA
Mohali, August 10
The Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy started on winning note in the five-match series against Mohali Crikcket Association at the PCA Ground 3, here today.

Jeev occupies tied seventh slot
Chandigarh, August 10
Jeev Milkha Singh remained very much in contention occupying the tied seventh slot as he played a par 70 in the third round which carried on till this morning after thunderstorms and torrential rains forced abandonment of the play on the third day yesterday at 2.16 p.m (local time) in the US PGA Championship at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan.

Gen Dyal oldest to tee off in ex-defence officers' golf
Chandigarh, August 10
More than 120 retired defence officers sweated it out on the greens of the Shivalik Environmental Park and Training Area (SEPTA) at Chandimandir for the five titles at stake in the one-day tournament organised by the Punjab Golf Association today.


Sec 29 resident assaulted, robbed
Chandigarh, August 10
Gopal, a resident of Sector 29, was robbed of Rs 30,000 at knife point in Sector 29 here late this evening.

Cloth merchant’s son held for theft
Stole Rs 80,000, cellphone from friend’s house
Panchkula, August 10
The local police has arrested a youth from a well-off family of Sector 4 here for stealing Rs 80,000 and a mobile phone from the house of his friend. The accused has been identified as Sherif Arora, only son of a cloth merchant in Sector 17, Chandigarh.


PGI all set to fight obesity among school kids
To launch a health-promotion model for city schools
Chandigarh, August 10
Childhood obesity is becoming a major concern not only for parents but for city doctors as well. The school of public health, PGI, is all set to launch a battle against the bulge by developing a health-promotion model for Chandigarh schools.


Dr B.N. Goswami nominated to art panel 
Chandigarh, August 10
The acclaimed art historian and scholar, Dr B.N. Goswami, has been nominated to the Central Advisory Board on Culture by the Government of India.


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