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Housing society members allege Rs
3-cr bungling
Chandigarh, September 21
Members of the Shivalik Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 49, have alleged bungling of over Rs 3 crore by the president of the society. In a meeting held here today, they urged the administration to order an inquiry, the accounts of the society scrutinised and take appropriate action against its president Rakesh Mahindra.

Poor follow-up on college inspection reports by PU
Chandigarh, September 21
Certain questions on the aspect of regular college inspections by Panjab University remain unanswered in the absence of proper follow-up on the action taken by institutions on suggestions of university teams. 

Pit on road causes mishaps
Chandigarh, September 21
A loaded truck that got stuck in a pitAn unidentified cyclist had a narrow escape when he along with his bicycle fell in a 12-foot-deep pit near the roundabout on the road separating Sectors 32 and 33 in the late hours tonight.
A loaded truck that got stuck in a pit near the roundabout on the road separating Sectors 32 and 33 in Chandigarh on Sunday night. — A Tribune photograph




Sector 17 bus terminus stinks
Chandigarh, September 21
Devoid of adequate seating arrangements, clean public toilets and emergency medical facilities, the Inter State Bus Terminus in Sector 17 can do with a facelift.

Soul-searching exercise by top cops
Chandigarh, September 21
A seminar organised jointly by the Haryana police and New Delhi-based Institute of Social Sciences here today saw top cops of Haryana and Punjab doing some soul searching on sensitive issues, including as to why the public had lost faith in the police.

TA recruits to get regular training
Chandigarh, September 21
Recruits of the Territorial Army will have to undergo basic training alongside regular Army recruits at Army regimental centres. The move requires that TA recruits will have to undergo nine months’ training at the Army’s training establishments instead of the present three-month basic course conducted by their respective battalions.

Vikas Nagar residents protest against police
Chandigarh, September 21
Over 300 residents of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, gathered at the local police post to lodge their protest against inaction on part of the police in a case of alleged beating up of a residence, Vicky, by employees of an electricity contractor here today.

The lost treasurehouse of rare but cheap books
Chandigarh, September 21
I still have a few of the books which I purchased from the old book market, Sector 15, some 40 years ago. It was in 1961-62 that I first visited Panjab University, Chandigarh. It was in connection with my Ph.D. on “Keshav’s poetry in the light of modern psychology”.

BJP to have no poll pact with INLD in Rajasthan
Chandigarh, September 21
The BJP today indicated that it would not have any alliance or seat adjustment with the Indian National Lok Dal in the Rajasthan Assembly elections due in November apparently after its failure last time in the state as well souring relations in Haryana.

Who’s the Adviser?
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Housing societies eye Panchkula extension again
Panchkula, September 21
Efforts to popularise the concept of group housing societies in the township by offering various sops, has finally paid off. A year after more than 80 per cent of the allottees of group housing societies had surrendered their plots, a number of applications have again been received for these plots.

IAF postings
Chandigarh, September 21
The two major Air Force establishments in Chandigarh — No.3 Base Repair Depot and No.12 Wing — will see a change of guard next month.

Onam  celebrated
Panchkula, September 21
Girls perform traditional dance during the Onam celebrationsOver 60 Malayalee families residing here and associated with the Panchkula Malayalee Association celebrated Onam with great fervour on Sunday. The president of the association, Mr P.M. Philip, extended Onam wishes to all. Various traditional sports, including tug-of-war, were arranged.

Girls perform traditional dance during the Onam celebrations in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Residents resent destruction of green belt
SAS Nagar, September 21
A number of residents of Sector 61 blocked traffic in protest against the destruction of a green belt in the area here today.

NGO for inquiry into removal of congress grass
Panchkula, September 21
A local NGO, Peoples Voice Gods Voice, has demanded a Vigilance inquiry into the alleged “fraud of about Rs 6 lakh in the work of removal of congress grass from internal roads and vacant plots and a payment of Rs 14.40 lakh to the contractor in case of sanitation contract”.



Man elopes with minor
Dera Bassi, September 21
A factory worker, hailing from Gharwal, allegedly fled with a minor girl of Bhagwas village located on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road, about 5 km from here, today.

Three thefts reported
Chandigarh, September 21
Three cases of theft were reported from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. Mr Varinder Singh of SAS Nagar reported that his Maruti car (CHK 8765) was stolen from Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 18, here on Friday. A resident of Sector 31 reported that audio cassettes and a speaker was stolen from his Tata Sumo car while it was parked outside his residence.



The pressure of being a ‘topper’
he pressure of the educational system is taking its toll on kids. Children begin to worry about their marks at the tender age of six years. This worry is compounded as they progress further, culminating in the dreaded board examinations. We know that for a college the board is more of a hindrance, this is so because the marks scored here bear negligible or no relevance ahead. 

Rendering noteworthy service to student community
 Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan A
prominent educational institution, Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, is rendering noteworthy service to the student community in academics, sports and socio-cultural spheres. From computer-aided teaching to a well-stocked library with over 18,000 books, colourful classrooms for tiny-tots to sports facilities for seniors, the school strives to develop various facets of a child’s personality through quality education.

‘Need to provide holistic education’
D.S. BediH
e strives for perfection in anything he undertakes, and when the subject is as important as producing citizens of tomorrow, he leaves no stone unturned in giving it his best shot. The Director-Principal, Mr D.S. Bedi, has been experimenting with new ideas and has involved his entire family in his passion.

Six B.Ed seats still vacant in Govt College
Chandigarh, September 21
Education colleges of the city closed to an almost full house today with the third re-counselling and admissions over to the vacant seats in the 85 per cent category of the UT pool. While all seats were filled at the host college, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, six seats were still available at the Government College, Sector 20, at the end of the day.



Play portrays human pathos
Chandigarh, September 21
A scene from play “Antaraal” The affair of theatrical presentations continued this evening, with the National School of Drama Repertory presenting the famous play based on the work of writer Mohan Rakesh. ‘Antaraal’, this evening's presentation at Studio Theatre of Department of Indian Theatre, PU, explored the dynamics of human relationships, which assume variable dimensions every now and then.
A scene from play “Antaraal”, which was staged at Studio Theatre of the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Issues relating to newborns discussed
Chandigarh, September 21
It is procedures like Kangroo method and nutritional care through breastfeeding, which will be promoted as part of the newly adopted resuscitation guidelines and Reproductive and Child Health programme for newborns, in which doctors and other health professionals are being trained in 90 districts of the country.



Arif puts defending champion to test
Chandigarh, September 21
Defending champion Alok Kumar of Punjab was given a tough fight by unseeded local player Arif Gul before the former could win 5-4 on the second day of the Third Chaudhary Vishnu Pal Singh Memorial National Pool Championship held at the Chandigarh Club, here today.

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