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Couple killed in roof collapse
Chandigarh, July 11
A couple in Manimajra died after the roof of their house in Churiyanwala Mohalla collapsed in the wee hours of the morning today. The victims have been identified as Ramji Lal, 45, and his wife Salochna Devi, 35.
The house at Mani Majra where the roof collapsed
The house at Mani Majra where the roof collapsed
Ramji Lal and his wife Salochna Devi
Ramji Lal and his wife Salochna Devi


Fans cheer their favourite teams during the Football World Cup final, at a hotel in Chandigarh on Monday
Fans cheer their favourite teams during the Football World Cup final, at a hotel in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Pak spy fooled govt officials to get fake IDs
Chandigarh, July 11
The alleged Pakistani spy, Kashif Ali, who was apprehended by the police yesterday, had taken several departments of the central and state governments, including the UT administration, for a ride to obtain identification documents including a driver’s licence, voter ID and PAN cards and a matriculation certificated issued by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on the basis of forged documents.

Police version raises questions
Chandigarh, July 11
Though the Chandigarh police patted itself on the back for nabbing alleged Pakistani spy Kashif Ali in the city, the ground reality exposes many chinks in its claims of landing a big catch.

PEC Counselling
315 seats filled on Day II
Chandigarh, July 11
On the second day of the counselling at PEC University of Technology, 315 seats were filled in various institutes, including PEC University of Technology, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) and Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET).

Admn move on dyslexic students irks parents
Chandigarh, July 11
A “special resource centre” for dyslexic students at the GMSSS, Sector 8, running in association with the UT Administration, has been vacated in mid-session to create e-classrooms in the school.


Water-borne diseases on the rise
Rainwater accumulated at Raipur Khurd in Chandigarh Chandigarh, July 11
With the onset of monsoon and its after-effect accompanied by humidity and heat, people here have begun contracting seasonal diseases, like gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, malaria and viral infection. Particularly, water-borne diseases are on the rise.

Rainwater accumulated at Raipur Khurd in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

UT issues advisory
Chandigarh, July 11
The Health Department, UT Administration, has intensified measures for prevention and control of malaria, dengue and cholera in Chandigarh. It has also issued an advisory to residents of Chandigarh listing out some dos and don’ts in this monsoon season when vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue and water-borne diseases like cholera have a tendency to invade the city.

Post rains, vegetable, fruit prices escalate
Chandigarh, July 11
The rains have resulted in increase in vegetable and fruit prices, as the transportation system in neighboring cities have been hit badly, which have delayed the regular supply of fruits and vegetables in the city. Vegetable prices in the city have soared so much that many families are cutting down on intake of vegetable.

Folk dances come alive
An artiste performs at the Randhawa auditorium in Chandigarh on Sunda Chandigarh, July 11
The prodigious dancers brought alive the folk dance traditions of the region, as they vied for laurels at the semifinal round of the “Dancer of Chandiagrh-2010” at the Randhawa Auditorium here today. The folk dance competition organised by the Gurukul Vidyapeeth and S-4 Trust as a part of — Sur with Tal talent hunt programme — witnessed vibrant folk dances like kalbelia, ghoomer, bhangra mix and many more. The panel of judges included noted kathak and folk maestro Usha Sharma.

An artiste performs at the Randhawa auditorium in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Expert: Hypnotherapy a non-invasive treatment
Chandigarh, July 11
“Hypnotherapy has long-term healing effects providing non-invasive methods to fights against diseases and ailments,” said Dr LK Cheema, trained master hypnotist from the California Hypnosis Institute. He was addressing media persons here today.

Kala Bhawan dons a new avtaar
The Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, favourite venue for art, cultural and intellectual activities in Chandigarh, has donned a new avatar. The open area in front of the Randhawa Auditorium presents a beautiful sight with a number of sculptures, created by master craftsmen from all over Punjab, during a recent workshop.

23-yr-old woman electrocuted
Chandigarh, July 11
A 23-year-old woman reportedly died of electrocution at Colony No. 5 here today. The deceased was identified as Rekha.

Sikh hero hailed
Chandigarh, July 11
Nirmal Singh, a retired Chief Engineer from the Punjab State Electricity Board(PSEB), delivered talk on the martyrdom of Sikh hero Banda Singh Bahadur at a function organised by the First Friday Forum here yesterday.

Eight inmates flee juvenile home
Two of them are from Mohali
Ludhiana/Zirakpur, July 11
Eight teenage inmates, who were undergoing jail term in various criminal cases, including murder and robbery, escaped from the juvenile observation home located at Shimlapuri in the wee hour here today.

Orchard contractor ‘thrashed’ by police
Says his daughter was also beaten up by male cops
Panchkula, July 11
An orchard contractor of Bataod village has alleged of highhandedness at the hands of the Chandimandir police here today.

PGI doc gets ‘Punjab Ratan’ award
Chandigarh, July 11
Dr SK Singh, Professor, Urology Department, PGI, was awarded the “Punjab Ratan” award for his distinguished services to the society in Shimla during the 29thAnnual Meeting of All-India Conference of Intellectuals.

Sec-45 assault case victim dies
Chandigarh, July 11
Ram Lal, one of the eight victims of a murderous assault in Sector 45 on June 22, today died at his residence here. He was admitted to the PGI in a critical condition where he remained on the life support system before he was sent home, the police said.

ESIC to open medical colleges
Chandigarh, July 11
In order to augment its health-care infrastructure, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has planned to set up its medical colleges across the country. While work on building one of the colleges has started at Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, land for another hospital is being selected in Punjab.

AC buses in UT
Statement of Transport Dept officer recorded
Chandigarh, July 11
Additional District and Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh today recorded the statement of the Superintendent Transport Department, Anil Kumar Sharma, in a case regarding irregularities in allowing the AC buses allegedly run by Badal family to run in Chandigarh.


College principals moot joint counselling
Chandigarh, July 11
Considering the problems during the counselling of MSc (chemistry) at Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here on Saturday, college principals are now mooting for joint counselling for such courses.

Open House Response
No reasoning in decision defies logic at PU
Reported Panjab University decision that “in future, in the proceedings of the meetings of the Syndicate and the Senate, only resolved part be included”, defies all democratic norms and procedures. The framers of Indian Constitution opted for Parliamentary Democracy where representatives of the people with different ideologies and opinions debated on issues and arrived at decisions with consensus or majority.

Recruitment for data entry operators
Punjab education board prefers failures
Mohali, July 11
For recruiting data entry operators, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has given preference to those candidates who failed to clear either Punjabi or English typewriting test.

Skill generation course in skincare launched
Chandigarh, July 11
To mark the World Population Day on July 11, the department of lifelong learning and extension, PU, launched a three-month skill generation course in skincare and beauty therapy at the aanganwari centre, Khuda Lahora village, UT, on Friday.

A clarification
This is to clarify that the number of seats in MSc microbial biotechnology, which is being offered by Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sector 26, is 15.


Avtar Singh Murder Case
All accused arrested
Patiala, July 11
Within four days of murder of Avtar Singh (17), the Patiala police claimed to have cracked the case and arrested 11 persons allegedly involved in the crime.
The accused have been identified as Tejinder Singh, Sukhbir Kaur, Sukhwinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Amardeep Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Amardev Singh Bhupi.
The mangled remains of the tractor that was hit by a Haryana Roadways bus on the
The mangled remains of the tractor that was hit by a Haryana Roadways bus on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Rs 4.75 lakh stolen from scooters
Ambala, July 11
Two cases of theft, involving Rs 4.75 lakh, were reported here during the past 24 hours.
Jagir Singh, a resident of Brahman Majra, allegedly lost Rs 2.72 lakh, which he had withdrawn from the Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank at Naraingarh. He had reportedly tied the bag containing the money with the handle of his two-wheeler. He stopped the vehicle at a vegetable shop and within minutes, he found the bag missing from the vehicle.

1 killed in accident
Kalka, July 11
A person was killed and four others seriously injured in a road mishap today. The accident took place on the Pinjore -Nalagarh National Highway 21-A, around 6 am, near Dhamala village of Pinjore block. The Tata Indica, in which the victims were travelling, was badly hit by an unknown vehicle, which fled away after the incident. Sources further said Dev Raj was driving the car while Kayum, Irshad, Irphan and Salim were seated on the passenger seats.

Schools closed till July 14
Ambala, July 11
Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Saro has ordered to close the schools till July 14.
According to the order, the government schools, aided schools, public schools and private schools will remain closed till July 14.

Protest against water logging
Ambala, July 11
The Baldev Nagar police had to resort to mild lathi charges on the Ambala-Chandigarh road close to Ambala City to disperse agitated crowd of Kakru village.


Five bookies nabbed
Mohali, July 11
Five bookies were today arrested by the police for operating an illegal business of betting on cricket matches between England and Bangladesh teams. About Rs 1.33 lakh cash has been recovered from them.

One held in fake insurance racket
Zirakpur, July 11
The police today arrested a resident of Kolkata from Mohali who was running a fake general insurance racket. The police team recovered three computers, stamps, a printer-cum-scanner, covering letter of public sector insurance companies and lots of old records of vehicle insurances from his possession.

1 held for driving with fake number
Chandigarh, July 11
The police on Saturday arrested a Hoshiarpur resident on the charge of displaying fake registration number on his vehicle.
  Amrik Singh was arrested from near Raipur Kalan while allegedly driving a Toyota Innova bearing the fake registration number. It was found out that the vehicle was stolen from Rajpura.


Santosh Trophy in Kolkata
Seniors set to prove mettle
Chandigarh, July 11
Senior soccer team of the city is all set to prove their mettle in the upcoming Santosh Trophy to be held in Kolkata.
City-based former Inter-national player Sanjeev Maria would lead the 20-member squad. The team would play their first match on July 15 against Maharastra. After the performance of junior team in Kolkata the senior team has to toil hard for victory.

AITA Tennis Meet
Rahul books place in main draw
A player Chandigarh, July 11
A CHART trainee, Rahul Verma booked his place in the main draw of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament held at the CLTA Courts and Lake Club here today.
Due to heavy rain in the morning, the matches were delayed by three hours. Rahul Verma defeated Naman Singla in straight set by 8-2 in the boys’ under-12 category. Another CHART trainee, Angrej Singh defeated Samir Vats by 8-6, whereas Jagdeep Singh defeated Leonardo Pamei by 8-3.

A player in action during the U-12 Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Mixed day for city players in Ludhiana
Chandigarh, July 11
It was a mixed day for Chandigarh players at the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament-2010, which is underway at the Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal, Ludhiana, today.

Junior golf programme ends
Chandigarh, July 11
The three-month EGTF Junior Golf Coaching programme, which began on March 27 under CGC Academy joint director Ajay Gujral, concluded at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today. Chandigarh Golf Club president Birinder Singh Gill gave away participation certificates to all the 10 trainees.

US scholarships for golfers
PGTI joins hands with IMG Reliance
Chandigarh, July 11
With a view to tapping the burgeoning golf talent in the country, the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has joined hands with the IMG Reliance to select young golfers for the IMG Reliance scholarships in Florida.

Punjab cricket
Poor show at senior level discussed
Chandigarh, July 11
A meeting of district secretaries was held at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, to look into the reasons of Punjab cricket team’s poor show at the senior level, despite an excellent performance in the junior level (under-19), sub-junior level (under-16) and in under-22 category here yesterday.


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