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Colony number 4
Man dies in roof collapse
Chandigarh, August 16
Deceased Nawab Ahmedís shanty reduced to rubble at the Colony No. 4 in Chandigarh on Friday. A man died while six of his family and one neighbour sustained injuries when the roof of a house collapsed at the Colony No. 4 here on Friday night.


Deceased Nawab Ahmedís shanty reduced to rubble at the Colony No. 4 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Relief for converted plot owners
Chandigarh, August 16
Providing relief to the industrialists, who had opted for the Conversion Scheme in the Industrial Area, Phases I and II, the UTís Law Department, in its opinion, has termed the UTís condition to complete construction within three years on a converted plot as illegal and unreasonable.


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UT again plans Film City Project
Chandigarh, August 16
After scrapping the ambitious state-of-the-art Film City Project in 2009, the UT Administration is now planning to build a film city in Chandigarh.

 


COMMUNITY

Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations in Tricity
In jubilant mood: Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, celebrate after winning the first prize in cultural events during the Independence Day function in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.Chandigarh, August 16
The UT Administration is going to launch mobile health clinics in the city. Administrator Shivraj V Patil announced this during the Independence Day function at the Parade Ground in Sector 17 here on Friday.


In jubilant mood: Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, celebrate after winning the first prize in cultural events during the Independence Day function in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Dignitaries converge on Raj Bhawan for ĎAt Homeí
Chandigarh, August 16
A host of dignitaries, including Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, along with other politicians and defence personnel gathered at the Punjab Raj Bhawan for the ĎAt Homeí function of the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Shivraj V Patil, organised to mark the Independence Day.

Haryana minister adds political hue to I-Day function in Píkula 
Panchkula, August 16
The speech by Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh during the Independence Day function organised by the district administration at the Parade Ground in Sector 5 here yesterday was more of an election speech.

Punjab to tap renewable energy: Majithia
Girls perform giddha in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, August 16
Evincing interest in alternative and renewable energy, the Punjab Government has planned to spend a whopping Rs 2,000 crore in solar power projects across the state.







Cultural roots:
Girls perform giddha in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Cultural events at Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, August 16
The Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour here on Friday. Local MLA NK Sharma hoisted the National Flag at a sub-division-level function organised at Gurnam Singh Saini Government Senior Secondary School. Besides a march past, an impressive cultural programme was organised to mark the day.

DP Azad remembered on his first death anniversary
Family members and friends pay tributes to Dronacharya Award winner Desh Prem Azad on his first death anniversary at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Saturday. Chandigarh, August 16
On the first death anniversary of a legendary cricket coach and first Dronacharya awardee in cricket, Desh Prem Azad, a prayer meeting was hosted at the Chandigarh Golf Range here this morning.


Family members and friends pay tributes to Dronacharya Award winner Desh Prem Azad on his first death anniversary at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

180 units of blood donated at camp
Chandigarh, August 16
The Canara Bank Officersí Association, Chandigarh Region, organised its 33rd blood donation camp at Sector 34-A, Chandigarh, in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day.

Tele-evidence by docs: PGI to start videoconferencing soon
Chandigarh, August 16
The PGI is going to start the facility of videoconferencing for tele-evidence by doctors at the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Anti-rabies clinic opens in Sec 38
Chandigarh, August 16
Local Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher today inaugurated an anti-rabies clinic at the Civil Dispensary in Sector 38 here.

Ex-DGHS succumbs to injuries
Mohali, August 16
Haryanaís former Director-General, Health Services (DGHS), Dr SK Sharma (88) succumbed to his injuries at Fortis Hospital here today.

Striking a chord: A flute seller tries to attract customers outside an illuminated temple in Sector 20, Chandigarh, ahead of Janmashtami on Saturday.
Striking a chord: A flute seller tries to attract customers outside an illuminated temple in Sector 20, Chandigarh, ahead of Janmashtami on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

A bolt from the blue for eight-member family
Chandigarh, August 16
When the roof of Nawab Ahmadís house in Colony Number 4 collapsed last evening, his familyís entire world got buried under the concrete debris, for they lost their lone bread earner and their shelter.

Fire breaks out at C-DAC building
Mohali, August 16
A fire broke out at the Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) building here yesterday morning. The fire resulted in a loss of nearly Rs 1 crore. Due to holiday, no student was present on the premises when the fire broke out at the Green House building, which houses research and development unit.

BUSINESS NEWS
Havells Galaxy Carnival
Havells India Limited organised Havells Galaxy Carnival in Mundi Kharar. The carnival took off three days ago and will conclude on Sunday. During the carnival, the company will present exclusive and limited period offers for its valued customers.

City theatre vandalised
Panchkula, August 16
Irate spectators of Singham, an Indian Bollywood action film, vandalised windowpanes and seats at the KC Theatre in Sector 5 on Friday.

50 take part in drawing competition
Mohali, August 16
The Sooch Sewa Samiti organised a drawing competition for children here. The president of the samiti, Atul Sharma, said around 50 kids participated in the competition, which was aimed at engaging the local community and stimulating childís imagination. Prizes were given to the winners.


EDUCATION

PU honours 7 employees on I-Day 
Chandigarh, August 16
Panjab University (PU) honoured seven employees for their meritorious services. PU Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover honoured the employees and one lady police constable with cash prizes, commendation certificates and mementoes on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day. PU Vice-Chancellor unfurled the national flag at the parade ground of the university.

Panjab University witnesses day of complaints, counter-complaints
PUSU and NSUI activists argue at the Law Auditorium in Panjab University on Saturday. Chandigarh, August 16
It was a day of complaints and counter complaints by student workers of different parties to the Panjab University authorities. High drama was witnessed today when NSUI chief patron Simranjeet Gill objected to misbehaviour by four PUSU workers with girls who turned up at sciences manual counselling at law auditorium in the university.


PUSU and NSUI activists argue at the Law Auditorium in Panjab University on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Memorandum submitted
Chandigarh, August 16
Students of 2012 batch of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College today submitted a memorandum to UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil to resolve the issue of affiliation between PU and the college management.

 

 


CRIME

Travel agents booked for fraud
Chandigarh, August 16
In separate incidents, the local police have booked city-based travel agents for allegedly duping residents of Punjab and Chandigarh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Tyres of two new cars stolen 
Wheels of the Swift car that were stolen from Phase IV in Mohali.Mohali, August 16
Tyres of two new cars were stolen from Phase IV here last night. Ankur Sethi, a resident, said today that he parked his new Volkswagen outside his house around 8 PM yesterday.






Wheels of the Swift car that were stolen from Phase IV in Mohali. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Two booked for gangrape
Mohali, August 16
The Mohali police have booked two youngsters, including a BA student, on charges of gangrape of a 19-year-old migrant girl, here.

Five youths held for betting on cricket match 
Chandigarh, August 16
The Operations Cell of the Chandigarh Police today arrested five persons for betting. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Naresh Gupta, Sunil Kumar, Kishan Lal, Dilbag Rai and Rajiv Kumar for alluring people to bet on the matches of the ongoing India-England test match series. A team of the Operations Cell sent a decoy customer with Rs 500 to them. The accused were arrested after they accepted the money and handed a signature slip to the decoy customer.

Man booked for fraud
Chandigarh, August 16
The police have booked, Davinder Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, for using forged signatures to transfer a luxury car on his name.

Two killed, 1 hurt in accidents
Chandigarh, August 16
Two persons were killed while one sustained serious injuries in separate road accidents here. In the first incident, a rashly driven car hit a motorcycle on which two youths - Yogesh Rawat and Santu Singh - were travelling on. The accident took place near the dumping ground of Dadu Majra Colony (DMC) on Thursday night.


SPORTS

 Tarini, Arunima shine in chess championship
Chandigarh, August 16
Goyal sisters maintained lead on the first day of Chandigarh Womenís Chess Championship at St Xavierís Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here.


 



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