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CVC raps UT
Failure to submit progress reports

Chandigarh, October 19
The Central Vigilance Commission has rapped the Chandigarh Administration for failing to submit the quarterly progress report on works pertaining to different wings, including the health, transport, engineering, housing board and the municipal corporation.

Rates for ODI tickets approved
Mohali, October 19
The Organising Committee of the Punjab Cricket Association, constituted for the smooth conduct of the second day night Videocon India-Sri Lanka match, held its first meeting at the stadium here today.

Councillors withdraw no-trust motion against MC chief
Panchkula, October 19
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) councillors today bailed out the Congress Municipal Council president, Mr Tarun Bhandari, by abstaining from attending the no-confidence motion moved against him by his own partymen.
Congress-supported councillors of the Panchkula Municipal Council come out dejected after their failure to oust MC chief Tarun Bhandari on Wednesday Congress-supported councillors of the Panchkula Municipal Council come out dejected after their failure to oust MC chief Tarun Bhandari on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Who pockets mishap victims’ belongings?
Chandigarh, October 19
As if the news about their relatives’ deaths or injuries in road mishaps is not bad enough, they realise, much to their dismay, that the victims’ belongings have been taken away.

Artists apply intricate mehndi designs on women’s hands on the Karva Chauth eve in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Artists apply intricate mehndi designs on women’s hands on the Karva Chauth eve in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Woman officer faces disciplinary action
Demanding bribe in trials
Chandigarh, October 19
An Army Court of Inquiry (COI) has found a lady officer prime facie blameworthy of demanding money from army-men facing trials by the general court martial (GCM) to influence the trial in their favour, it is learnt. Sources reveal that the COI has established her culpability for professional impropriety in at least two cases in the court martial.

Godfrey Phillips Awards go to the brave
Chandigarh, October 19

Sixteen-year-old Jagjit Singh from Kurukshetra is the face of this year’s Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards. The youngest among this year’s 13 winners from Punjab and Haryana, he wears on his sleeves a “never say die attitude”. Ask him how he dared live electric wires to save a precariously trapped five year old Savita and he makes a heartwarming statement: “I did not think I was saving another’s life. I thought I was saving my own, said Jagjit, this year’s special physical bravery award winner who was earlier rewarded for by Kurukshetra SP.

Jagjit Singh with his mother.

Jagjit Singh with his mother

7,000 bottles of liquor seized


Region donates liberally for quake victims
Chandigarh, October 19
Relief for the quake hit in Kashmir continues to pour in from all sections of the society and the city has been no exception. Various organisations like the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Chandigarh Industrial Association and the corporations like MILKFED have come up with generous donations, proving once again that people in this part of the country react similarly to every national calamity. Consignments valued to over Rs 1.25 crore have been sent to Kashmir.

Coaching centre donates Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, October 19
Dr Vinod C. Khera of Chandigarh Coaching Centre has donated Rs 50,000 to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund in response to the appeal of The Tribune Earthquake Relief Fund. TNS

‘Undue’ promotions: cops seek help of Information Act
Chandigarh, October 19
A week after the Right to Information Act was enforced, two Inspectors of the Chandigarh Police have sought information regarding the alleged “out-of-turn promotion” of two DSPs.

Land acquisition move: residents to approach Sonia
Chandigarh, October 19
After failing to get any response from the Chandigarh Administration regarding the acquisition of their land, the residents have written to the UPA Chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Kidney patient needs help
Chandigarh, October 19
Life was never the same for Virender Singh after his both kidneys failed. To pay for his treatment, Virender had to sell off not only his land but all other valuable possessions.

War game centre being set up
Chandigarh, October 19
Western Command is setting up a state-of-the-art war game centre in Chandi Mandir. Said to be the first of its kind centre in the country, it will be used by senior commanders to plan, execute and analyse hypothetical war scenarios.

Man alleges police brutality
Mohali, October 19
A resident of Phase V has alleged that he was beaten up by some policemen in the Phase I police station on the night of October 17. Mr Buta Singh submitted a written complaint to the SP, Mr Varinder Pal Singh, here today in which he alleged that he was badly beaten up and he had received a fracture in the arm.

Lapses detected in tehsil office
Mohali, October 19
Procedural lapses were found in the working of the tehsil office by a team of officials from the office of the Director, Land Record-cum-Inspector General, Registration, who carried out a surprise check here today.


Money withdrawn from bank by forging signatures
Chandigarh, October 19
The local police has booked two persons on the allegations of duping a Sector 37 resident of Rs 59,000 by withdrawing money from his bank though forged signatures. Acting on the complaint the police arrested one accused, while the other one has taken an anticipatory bail.

15 held for gambling
Chandigarh, October 19
In a major crackdown, the local police has taken 15 persons in custody for allegedly indulging in gambling, from various places in Manimajra on Tuesday. Besides this, gold ornaments, music system and other articles were reportedly stolen from a car near Aroma hotel in Sector 22.


25 Thai units to display products at CII fair today
Chandigarh, October 19
The Thai pavallion at the CII, Chandigarh Fair -2005, which gets underway tomorrow will provide entrepreneurs from Thailand an opportunity to showcase their products. More than 25 Thai companies will be displaying a wide array of consumer products at the exhibition to be held at the Sector 17 Parade Ground.

HSBC hosting helping hands mela
Chandigarh, October 19
HSBC’s helping hands mela, an annual event that brings NGOs across the country under the HSBC’s umbrella is being held from October 18 to 22. During this period, HSBC branches across the country will display their products and arts and crafts design at all their branches.

Golden Autos gets award
Chandigarh, October 19
Maruti Udyog Limited has ranked Golden Autos, Industrial Area, as the best in customer satisfaction among all the Maruti authorised service stations in North 2 region comprising Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and Chandigarh


Students learn business ethics
Chandigarh, October 19
From pricing products to packaging and selling these to prospective customers, it was their first-ever lesson in entrepreneurial skills for students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 25, here.

World Year of Physics celebrated
Chandigarh, October 19
The Science Association of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, held Physics Fest today to celebrate World Year of Physics in memory of Albert Einstein. Mr Vivek Atray, Director, Science and Technology, UT, was the chief guest on the occasion. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Sandeep Sehajpal, professor in astrophysics, Panjab University.

Seminar on corruption in India
Chandigarh, October 19
A seminar on “Corruption and Democratic Governance in India” was organised at the Department of Sociology, Panjab University. Mr A.P Pandey, ADGP (Vigilance), Punjab, spoke on the topic.


Out-of-court settlement scheme introduced
Panchkula, October 19
In order to settle long-pending court cases, the Haryana Power Distribution Corporation has decided to introduce out-of-court settlement of cases scheme. An official press note said that the scheme would remain in force from October 20 to November 30. The facility to settle the pending cases out of courts will be available for all disputes pending in courts, including district consumers disputes redressal forum and State Commission for Arbitration.

Orders reserved in case of dismissed jail official
Chandigarh, October 19
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today reserved orders in the case of dismissed Assistant Jail Superintendent of Burail Jail, P.S. Rana. After listening to the arguments of the counsel of the applicant and the respondents, the tribunal reserved the orders.


Exclusion of badminton from state games resented
Chandigarh, October 19
Resentment prevails among city shuttlers with the exclusion of badminton in the inaugural Chandigarh State Games being conducted by the Chandigarh Olympic Association (COA) from October 27 to 30.


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