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Honeymoon over, power cuts back
Angry residents block Ambala highway

Zirakpur, August 9
The patience of Zirakpur residents over long power cuts ran out when hundreds of residents of Preet Colony, Adrash Colony, Sukhna Colony, Badal Colony and Dashmesh Colony blocked the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway for over two hours today.
Residents of Zirakpur block the Chandigarh- Ambala national highway on Sunday to protest long power cuts. Residents of Zirakpur block the Chandigarh- Ambala national highway on Sunday to protest long power cuts. Tribune photo: S Chandan 

Regional identities in PU
Chandigarh, August 9
As debates rage over regionalism vs nationalism, Chandigarh Tribune takes a deeper look at the ongoing trend of assertion of regional identities, which wittingly or unwittingly exist in Panjab University.


SC ruling on exorbitant fee
Admn set to tighten grip on pvt schools
Chandigarh, August 9
The UT administration is all set to tighten the noose on the private schools in the city to check the exorbitant fee hike in the wake of the recent apex court judgment.

Cash At Judge’s Door Respite for Bansal
Bar Council revokes cancellation of licence
Chandigarh, August 9
Nearly a year after the cash-at-judge’s-door scam that led to action against former additional advocate general of Haryana Sanjeev Bansal, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today dismissed the complaint against him.

Afghan student run over by car
Ahmed Jawid Yazdany22-yr-old youth of Panchkula held
Chandigarh, August 9
An Afghanistan national Ahmed Jawid Yazdany, a BA (I) student of Government College, Sector 11, was killed after being run over by a speeding car in Manimajra in the late last night. He was in his early twenties.

Ahmed Jawid Yazdany


Sector 52 sans basic amenities
Chandigarh, August 9
The residents of Sector 52 are regretful at the lack of civic amenities in their locality. Despite repeated visits at the office of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the authorities have failed to take any action regarding the development and provisions of basic amenities like water, sewerage, development of parks and roads in the area.
Malba lying near Power Colony, Sector 52. Bad condition of a park in Sector 52, Chandigarh.
Malba lying near Power Colony, Sector 52. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan. Bad condition of a park in Sector 52, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan.

I-Day Preparations
Joint search operations by tricity police
Chandigarh, August 9
In an attempt to ensure the celebration of the Independence Day pass off smoothly in the tricity, the local police will conduct joint search operations with its Mohali and Panchkula police teams and teams from the Information Bureau.

Sports Hostel Conversion
Issue blown out of proportion: PU
Chandigarh, August 9
Reacting to the opposition to Panjab University’s failure to get a prior approval of the executive committee before converting the sports hostel into the girls hostel, the Dean, Student Welfare, Naval Kishore said the matter was being blown pout of proportion.

Pet lovers irked by new bylaws
Pet lovers protest in Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, August 9
With banners saying, “help us”, “save us”, “Take back MC byelaws” hung around their necks, adorable pets along with their owners, participated in a protest march against the dog bye-laws drafted by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Chandigarh. Members of the Pet Lovers’ Association in the city today launched a protest at the Sector 20 community centre in an attempt to make their voices be heard by the administration.

Pet lovers protest in Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Girl in PGI with HINI symptoms
Chandigarh, August 9
A 20-year-old Panchkula girl, who studying in Pune where the India’s first swine flu fatality was reported, has been admitted to the isolation ward of the PGI today as a suspected case of swine flu.

Upset with GMADA, residents clean park
Mohali, August 9
Irritated over the lackadaisical attitude of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in maintaining the Sector 70 Special Park, residents of the area today started “kar seva” to clean the park.

Not giving two hoots to the norms of the Chandigarh Administration, boys take a bath at the Sector 42 artificial lake.
Not giving two hoots to the norms of the Chandigarh Administration, boys take a bath at the Sector 42 artificial lake. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Central schemes of little help: MP
Mohali, August 9
The Youth Congress will hold a camp in September to examine the possibility of remodelling of the Centrally sponsored schemes for the villages as per the requirement of Punjab. The camp will be held under the leadership of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

Tributes paid to Major Shankla
Panchkula, August 9
Tributes were paid to Major Sandeep Shankla, who was decorated with the Ashok Chakra for his actions in counter-terrorist operations on his martyrdom day here yesterday.

Boy thrashed by Panchkula police
Panchkula, August 9
The local police allegedly tried its muscles on a minor boy managing the fruit vend run by his father when he failed to obey their instructions. Later the boy was nabbed for creating obstruction in the duty of government officials and manhandling policemen and produced before duty magistrate from where he was sent to Borstal Jail.

An elderly villager makes his bull perform a trick during a rural sports event at Daddu Majra in Chandigarh on Sunday.
BULL RUN: An elderly villager makes his bull perform a trick during a rural sports event at Daddu Majra in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Spiralling prices pinch common man
Chandigarh, August 9
The increase in price of the edible commodities seemed to have rocked the monthly budgets of the city residents on one hand and the Lok Sabha on the other. Walk towards any mandi in the city to buy fruits and vegetables and you might have the feeling that someone just mugged you.

Slaves of Bacchus no more
Chandigarh, August 9
Hundreds of once problem-drinkers in the tricity offered their thanks at a solemn function with the Disha Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) celebrating its 9th anniversary at the Government Museum and Art Gallery here today.

40 donate blood
Chandigarh, August 9
The J&K Dogra Sabha, Chandigarh, celebrated its annual day at Mahajan Bhawan here today. The function commenced with a blood donation camp organised in collaboration with the Government Medical College, Chandigarh. 

Sity Scope
A way to go
For those who missed an interesting bit of foreign news last week, a 26 year old newlywed bride, Dalia Dippolito, was arrested by the Miami (US) police on Aug 6 for allegedly plotting her husband's murder.

CityScope Letters
Public servants turning ‘khaas aadmis


Delay of result: PU students cry foul
Chandigarh, August 9
Following an extended wait of three months, students of physical education department, Panjab University, have decided to hold a protest march against the university authorities guilty for allegedly showing sloppiness in bringing out  the results.

Students appear in a free test series targeting IIT-JEE 2010 during “Analysis 2010” at the Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Students appear in a free test series targeting IIT-JEE 2010 during “Analysis 2010” at the Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

DC Model, Bhawan students win quiz
Chandigarh, August 9
The local chapter of ISKCON organised a spiritual quiz ahead of Janamshtami here today. The students in the age group of 11-17 years from various schools in Chandigarh and Panchkula participated in the quiz

Students flay V-C
Chandigarh, August 9
Students of Panjab University today criticised Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti’s move to buy a new Toyota Corolla official car costing about Rs 12 lakh.

Symposium on Gabbi’s book of short stories
Chandigarh, August 9
Noted Punjabi litterateurs participated in a symposium and book release ceremony of poet Govardhan Gabbi’s first book of Punjabi short stories organised by the Writers’ Club at the Uttam Complex here today.

From Schools and Colleges
500 participate in workshop on youth leadership
Mohali, August 9
In order to inculcate leadership qualities, life skill and all-round personality development, a one-day international workshop on youth leadership was organised by the NSS helpline unit of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B1, in collaboration with the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Asia.


Banur farmers turn to chilly
Kaloli (Banur), August 9
Farmers of Banur and adjoining areas are turning towards the spicy commodity chilly due to high gains and handsome profits earned from its cultivation.

Residents irked over power cuts
Kalka, August 9
Residents of Kalka, Pinjore and its adjoining villages irked over the unscheduled power cuts and erratic power supply of more than 10 hours on an average everyday in the area.

Mintu murder: 5 get life imprisonment
Ropar, August 9
The Ropar Sessions Court has sentenced five persons to life imprisonment in a murder case of Rajinder Singh alias Mintu in 2006.

Loan defaulters to go behind bars
Kalka, August 9
The loan defaulters of the Primary Agricultural Co-operative Society (PACS), Kalka, would soon be behind the bars as the society had decided to take stern action against them.

Helping the needy
Patiala, August 9
In a function “Help the needy” held here Pran Sabharwal, director of National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, and citizens expressed gratitude to the philanthropists for their noble gesture of helping the needy and down trodden.


5 held for heist at medicine godowns
Panchkula, August 9
With the arrest of five persons from Sector 19 here last night, the Panchkula police claims to have solved a series of robberies that took place at some medicine godowns in the industrial area.

Woman accused of kidnapping children
Chandigarh, August 9
A city-based businessman has accused his daughter in law, her father and a relative of kidnapping his two grandchildren.

Woman succumbs to burn injuries
Chandigarh, August 9
Reetu, a resident of Kajheri, died of burn injuries at the PGI here this afternoon. According to the police, the victim suffered burn injuries while cooking meals on stove at her residence last night.


Greenfield academy drub YPS/MCA academy
Chandigarh, August 9
The Greenfield Cricket Academy (GCA), Mohali, easily defeated the YPS/MCA Cricket Academy, Mohali, by 10 wickets in a one-sided Twenty-20 match of the Eugene Saupin’s Cricket Tournament for under-10 here today on the school ground.

Prateek wins snooker title
Panchkula, August 9
Prateek Thakral clinched the junior snooker title in the ongoing 23rd Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship being held on the Sector 11 premises of Haryana Billiards.

Hockey, soccer teams tumble in nationals
Chandigarh, August 9
The city may be the hub of football and hockey academies but the ground reality is that the perfomance of these sports in the national games are negligible.

Players in action during a kabaddi match at Dadu Majra.Cheema wins kabaddi title
Chandigarh, August 9
Cheema Jodhpur bagged first position in the 52 kg kabaddi match, while Choormajra got the second place on the concluding day of the Rural Sports Meet, being organised by the Azad Sports Society Club, in Dadumajra near here. While in 400m race, Avinash got the first position and Gurjiv was the runner-up.

Players in action during a kabaddi match at Dadu Majra. Tribune photo:Vinay Malik


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