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Dalit protesters canecharged
Chandigarh, September 15
Activists of the Valmiki Chetna Parishad, Chandigarh, burn an effigy of the Chandigarh PoliceSeveral persons, including two women were injured when the police cane-charged stone pelting and traffic blocking protesters agitating against police atrocities on a Dalit youth, here this morning.

Activists of the Valmiki Chetna Parishad, Chandigarh, burn an effigy of the Chandigarh Police in support of their demands at Matka Chowk on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Vigil order at General Hospital
Chandigarh, September 15
With growing concern over the safety of newborns and other infants under treatment at General Hospital, the nurses, ward boys and other hospital staff have been directed to be more vigilant and identify the person properly before handing over a child.


Western Command celebrates Raising Day
Chandigarh, September 15
(From left to right) The Western Command former chiefs, Lieutenants-Gen Surjit Singh, Vijay Oberoi and P.N. Hoon Western Command celebrated its 56th Raising Day at Chandimandir near here today. The celebrations began with a solemn ceremony at the war memorial, Veer Smriti, to pay homage to the martyrs.

(From left to right) The Western Command former chiefs, Lieutenants-Gen Surjit Singh, Vijay Oberoi and P.N. Hoon join officers and men in paying homage to martyrs on the occasion of the command’s Raising Day in Chandimandir on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 

Screw removed from man’s lung
SAS Nagar, September 15
A team of doctors of Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, Mohali, led by experts, Dr Amandeep Singh Gill, Associate Consultant Pulmonology and Dr Mohinish Chhabra, Consultant Gastroentrolog, removed a 1 cm long screw from the right lung windpipe of a patient in a 30-minute surgical procedure.

PUDA sells open spaces to schools
SAS Nagar, September 15
Residents of a pocket of Phase XI have criticised the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for allotting space reserved for parks in the area to private schools.

Water level in Pong, Ranjit Sagar dams still below mark
Chandigarh, September 15
The water level in major dams in this part of the country is better than the past few years. However, the position is being termed as “just good enough” and it can in no way be termed as a “surplus”. The filling season will end in the next five days and engineers expect just a couple of feet of water to be added.

Rising star of Mohan Veena creator’s family
Chandigarh, September 15
Perhaps for the first time, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the creator of Mohan Veena and India’s first Grammy award winner, was totally eclipsed by someone else’s talent. But considering the fact that the star attraction at the Press conference at Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35 was none other than his own five-year-old grandson Satvik Bhatt, there were no hard feelings — least of all from Pt Bhatt or his son, Salil Bhatt.

Canadians are here to explore business avenues
H. Raj ChahalChandigarh, September 15
The strength of the Indian diaspora in Canada coupled with the emergence of a powerful political and economic India has lured the Canadians to explore new business avenues and projects in India.

Mr H. Raj Chahal, Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, delivers a lecture on ‘Canada and India-opportunities and challenges’ at the ICSSR complex in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photo.

Man stabs wife, commits suicide
Dera Bassi, September 15
A 30-year-old resident of Issanpur village stabbed his wife to death and later committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on the Kalka-Ambala railway track near here, today.



Audit report indicts MC officials
Chandigarh, September 15
The team of the Planning CommissionOfficers of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh have failed to adjust temporary advances and made provisional payments in crores, says a report of the Chief Auditor of the corporation.

The team of the Planning Commission comprising Mr Rajiv Katoch(centre) and Mr N.A.Vishwanathan (second from left) with officials of the Administration before a high-level meeting in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Shivalik Vihar residents assault Corporation staff
Chandigarh, September 15
An assistant engineer with the Municipal Corporation’s Public Health Department, Mr B.K. Dhawan, and three other employees of the Department were allegedly assaulted by a resident of the Shivalik Vihar Cooperative Society, Sector 49, while they had gone to conduct “a survey” of water meters in the society’s complex this afternoon.

Admn seeks Rs 102 crore for 3 projects
Chandigarh, September 15
The Chandigarh Administration put forward a demand for Rs 102 crore for three important projects while presenting a case before a team of the Planning Commission and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs here today.

Junk fetches good price
A vehicle damaged during the anti-Mandal Commission stirChandigarh, September 15
The vehicles damaged during the 1989-1990 anti-Mandal Commission agitation have fetched the police a hefty price from junk dealers because of a fierce competition. 

A vehicle damaged during the anti-Mandal Commission stir was auctioned in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Physically challenged children honoured
SAS Nagar, September 15
As many as 21 physically challenged children were honoured at the Angheen Bal Tratibha Samagam organised by the National Handicapped Welfare Council here today.

IT survey at Sec 23 shop
Chandigarh, September 15
The Department of Income Tax, which has failed to meet the income tax collection targets so far, is conducting income surveys and raids regularly to boost its revenue collections. As part of the move, a team of income tax officials conducted a survey at the super market shop in Sector 23 here today.

Saragarhi Memorial Gurdwara No media policy for Army
HE Army liaison cell at the Army Headquarters is revamping its perception management wing by posting a Major-General to it to head media information issues. This decision has been taken due to bad PR management of the Operation Sarp Vinash in Rajouri and terrorists’ attack on Tanda camp in Akhnoor.



Bank guard assaulted
Panchkula, September 15
A guard at a bank in Sector 10 was reportedly assaulted by four drunk men claiming to be close to an influential politician on Friday night, when their unsuspecting victim failed to give them the address of a person who had abused them.

5 held for robbery
Chandigarh, September 15
An apple grower and Shimla resident, Mr Anil Kumar, was robbed of Rs 7,600 at knife-point in Bapu Dham Colony here this morning. The five youths, allegedly involved in the crime, were arrested tonight, claimed the police.

20-year-old crushed to death
Chandigarh, September 15
A 20-year-old motor mechanic, Bhaiya Lal, riding a scooter without a helmet, was crushed to death by a truck near Dhillon Cinema Complex, Mani Majra, while Tarun Kumar, 30 who was pillion riding with a helmet, was injured seriously, here this evening.

6 booked in land dispute case
Lalru, September 15
In a land dispute case, six members, including three women of a family, of Sarseeni village have been booked for taking possession of a piece of land forcibly. On the complaint of Bhagu Ram, a resident of the same village, the police has booked Bachna Ram, Gurmeet Singh, Binder Singh, Rama Devi, Manjit Kaur and Ajmero Devi of the same village under Section 447 of the IPC.


HMT bags national award
Chandigarh, September 15
Hindustan Machine Tools Limited, (HMT), Pinjore, has bagged the Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield in the category of Public Sector Undertakings for the ‘C’ region. Mr L.K. Advani, Deputy Prime Minister, presented the shield to Mr M.S. Zahed, CMD of the company, at a function held at New Delhi yesterday, said Mr S.K. Sharma, Group Manager (Tractors) of the HMT, here today.

  • Kyocera smartphone launched

  • Smallest ECG machine

Bank introduces new facilities
he Corporation Bank has come up with a new services for employees of government departments and public limited companies. 



A rowdy open house in progress during campaigningRevamp PU poll process
HE fervour for elections to the Panjab University Campus Student Council has faded and the new council assumes office shortly. There exists a general opinion that the entire poll process needs a re-look for the university and the students to make improvements in the existing system. 

A rowdy open house in progress during campaigning for the PU campus council elections. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

  • Expenditure

  • Voters

  • Outsiders

  • Code of conduct

  • Violence

  • Police interference

Counselling session for B.Ed aspirants
Chandigarh, September 15
There is a ray of hope for scores of students of the city seeking admission to the local B Ed colleges as the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Prof S.P Singh, has decided to hold the third counselling session for students of Chandigarh in one of the colleges situated here on September 20 or 21.

DAV school students win science quiz
Panchkula, September 15
A district-level inter-school science quiz contest was organised at Chaman Lal DAV Senior Public School, Sector 11, today. The quiz was organised by the Haryana State Council for Science and Technology and Education Department. 

Vandana wins declamation contest
Chandigarh, September 15
A painting competition and a declamation contest were organised by Chamoli Parvatiya Vikas Parishad at Garhwal Bhavan, Sector 29, here today. Mr Pramod Kashyap, Executive Engineer, Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest.

City residents having a “nice time” in the toy train at Indira Holiday HomeToy train is back
Chandigarh, September 15
Terminated after an accident a few years back, the toy train came chugging down the narrow gauge this morning carrying excited children of Indira Holiday Home Preparatory School in Sector 24.

City residents having a “nice time” in the toy train at Indira Holiday Home in Sector 24 here on Monday.


One convicted under Wildlife Act
Chandigarh, September 15
A resident of Uttaranchal, Hari Singh Negi, was today sentenced to one year’s rigorous imprisonment by a local court under the Protection of Wild Life Act. After getting information from the complainant the Assistant Director Wild Life, Mr D.S Gurum, the UT police had arrested Negi and recovered a leopard skin from his possession in September 2002 .

Murder suspect surrenders
Kharar, September 15
One of the suspect in the murder case of B.K. Chopra, Executive Engineer, S.A.S. Nagar, on February 17. Nitin Kumar Sharma surrendered in the court of Mr Ranjan Khullar, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar today. The court has remanded him in judicial custody till September 16 and issued a notice to the state in this regard.



A tale that tickles taste buds
Ramanjit in action in Neelam Mansingh’s ‘Kitchen Katha’
Chandigarh, September 15
They dance, they sing and they cook with equal zest. To top it, the audience gets to eat what they cook on stage. That is Neelam Mansingh’s “Kitchen Katha”, the opening play of the National Theatre Festival, 2003, which started at Tagore Theatre here today.
As the curtain goes up, you see a community kitchen — people chopping vegetables, grinding spices and making chappatis, singing joyfully, welcoming you to a world where love mingles with recipes, and kitchen ingredients bring back romantic memories of yesteryear.

Ramanjit in action in Neelam Mansingh’s ‘Kitchen Katha’, which was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo by Malkiat Singh

Naseer’s play on September 25
Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah in “Ismat apa ke naam”Chandigarh, September 15
The Durga Das Foundation, in association with Spice Telecom and The Tribune group of publications, will bring to the city a play from Mumbai, “Ismat apa ke naam”, on September 25.

Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah in “Ismat apa ke naam”, to be staged in Chandigarh on September 25.

Exponent keen to popularise odissi
Chandigarh, September 15
Ranjana Gauhar’s scientific approach and keen observation of minute details stands her apart from other artistes of her genre. One of the leading exponents of odissi, Ranjana is using her experience and knowledge to bring back odissi from a phase of stagnation using different media, including writing a book titled “Kaishiki — Journey of odissi dance” which will be released soon.


Patients left high and dry
Panchkula, September 15
The one-day health check-up camp in Morni became the bane of residents of Panchkula. Hundreds of patients visiting the General Hospital, Sector 6, were left high and dry because most of the doctors were either away for the camp in Morni or for the Pulse Polio immunisation programme.



Indo-Dutch Systems win United India Cup
Chandigarh, September 15
Indo-Dutch Systems has outplayed Punjab Engineering College Employees Cricket Association-XI by four wickets to lift the United India Cup in the inter-institution cricket tournament played at the PEC cricket grounds, Sector 12, here.

  • Cricket tournament

  • Chess association

  • Nominated

  • Badminton tourney

  • Netball trials

  • Cricket tournament

  • Athletics meet

KV-I, Patiala, wins Kho-kho meet
Chandigarh, September 15
The three-day kho-kho meet of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region, concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 31 here, today. The meet started on September 13. 192 students of various KVs of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in the event.


Verma for bigger grievances box
Chandigarh, September 15
In an interesting development, UT Administrator Chief Justice O.P. Verma (retd.) today rejected the size and location of the grievances box put up by Administration on his instructions at U.T. Secretariat.

Munshi sent to Police Lines
SAS Nagar, September 15
The munshi of the Sohana police station, who was accused of beating up a resident of the village, has been sent to the Police Lines. Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar, SP, said the munshi, Jarnail Singh, had been sent to the Police Lines because he had been visiting the house of Nirmal Singh, a resident of Sohana village, despite the latter’s objections. He said Jarnail Singh had been told not to go to Nirmal Singh’s house and maintain any links with him.Top

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