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HC appoints amicus curie
Dera Bassi units endangering health
Chandigarh, September 11
Getting tough with two major polluting industries of Dera Bassi allegedly playing havoc with human and animal lives, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today appointed amicus curie in the case.

Driver, peon of SDM held for forgery
Chandigarh, September 11
The Chandigarh Police today arrested a driver and a peon of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Fatehgarh Sahib district along with other person on the charges of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy for allegedly using the SDM’s stamp to procure a passport under the Tatkal Scheme.

MC chief maligning me, says councillor
Chandigarh, September 11
Mr Chander Mukhi Sharma, councillor, Municipal Corporation, today alleged that he was being targeted by the MC Commissioner, Mr P.S. Aujla, for questioning the working of the Municipal Corporation and demanding transparency.




EARLIER STORIES

Farmers oppose Admn move to acquire land
Chandigarh, September 11
Farmers associated with the Pind Bachao Committee, the Mani Majra Farmers Welfare and Environment Protection Society and the Chandigarh Farmers Association called a press conference here today to speak against the UT Administration’s move to acquire farm land in Kishangarh and other areas.

Virtual tribute to 9/11 victims
Chandigarh, September 11
As the world remembers victims of 9/11 - five years after 3000 persons lost their lives — and their loved ones sit in silent prayers, right here in Chandigarh a team of Information Technology (IT) specialists have designed a virtual memorial. Made
for their US sponsors, anyone whose heart bleeds for those killed in
the World Trade Center (WTC) is invited to light a candle in their memory.
A screen shot of www.worldtradecenter.com showing candles floating in River Hudson in the backdrop of New York skyline.
A screen shot of www.worldtradecenter.com showing candles floating in River Hudson in the backdrop of New York skyline.

Restaurants, pubs to close by 1am
Chandigarh, September 11
The District Magistrate has prohibited commercial operations in the premises of restaurants, pubs, wine shops, discos and clubs and by vendors sitting by roadsides and at public places till late in the night.

Ban on sale of non-ISI helmets
Chandigarh, September 11
The Chandigarh Administration has prohibited the sale of non-ISI mark helmets in the Union Territory. An official press issued here today said any breach of the order shall be punishable under the provision of the Indian penal code.

Love conquers Partition trauma
Margaret White’s photo exhibition at Sukhla Lake has brought back many a memory of the Partition. That of course is natural for the people living in the region that suffered the most. But an interesting fact that came to light is that many now can actually relive the trauma without feeling bitter about it.
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COMMUNITY

Wheat production falls
Punjab, Haryana take stock of situation
Chandigarh, September 11
Wheat production in the food bowl of the country, Punjab and Haryana, has fallen down over the past four years. Though the area under wheat cultivation in the two states has remained static, the total production has plunged.

Fauji Beat
A saga of valour and sacrifice
THE battle of Saragarhi is a saga of 21 heroes of 4 Sikh (then 36 Sikh) who thought nothing of their lives when it came to devotion to duty.


A former Colonel of the Sikh Regiment, Late Lieut-Gen Harbakhsh Singh, presenting the Saragarhi Centenary trophy to Maj-Gen K.C. Padha, the then GOC, Golden Arrow Division, on September 12, 1997.
A former Colonel of the Sikh Regiment, Late Lieut-Gen Harbakhsh Singh, presenting the Saragarhi Centenary trophy to Maj-Gen K.C. Padha, the then GOC, Golden Arrow Division, on September 12, 1997.

‘Dharna site’ shifted to Sec 25
Chandigarh, September 11
The Chandigarh Administration has decided that the ‘dharna’ site for rallies in the city will now be located in Sector 25. A five-acre land strip has been identified and work has commenced on the ground to develop the area. Officials expect the site to be ready within a fortnight.

Residents take up problems with DSP
Panchkula, September 11
The House Owners-cum- Plot Owners Association, Sector 15, today met the Deputy Superintendent of Police (City), Mr Om Prakash, to discuss public-friendly policing and local law and order problems of the sector. Mr M.S. Cheema, president of the association, expressed his concern over opening of coaching institutes in the market. “Students in large numbers are present in the market late at night.

BKU (Rajewal) holds dharna
Chandigarh, September 11
Hundreds of members of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) today gathered at Parade Ground, Sector 17, and then marched to Matka Chowk, where they blocked traffic. Later, they staged a dharna.


Members of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) on their way to Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan 
Members of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) on their way to Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Dell wins CII quiz contest
Chandigarh, September 11
Rajesh Nair, Venita Sajwan and Premjit Singh from Dell bagged the winners' trophy of ‘XquizIT 2006--a Corporate Challenge Quiz’, organised by Confedera- tion of Indian Industry in association with the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration, on Saturday.

Winners of ‘Xquiz IT 2006’ in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Winners of ‘Xquiz IT 2006’ in Chandigarh.


Rs 4.53-cr development grants disbursed
Lalru, September 11
In a bid to boost economic development in the Banur Assembly constituency, Patiala MP Preneet Kaur today disbursed grants amounting to Rs 4.53 crore to gram panchayats and civic bodies.


Patiala MP Preneet Kaur hands over a cheque to an alleged victim of the August 11 police brutality in Lalru on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Patiala MP Preneet Kaur hands over a cheque to an alleged victim of the August 11 police brutality in Lalru on Monday.

Man dies under mysterious circumstances
Mohali, September 11
A resident of Kambala village died under mysterious circumstances here. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

Farmers oppose move to acquire land
Panchkula, September 11
Farmers of Raipur Rani, Pinjore and Barwala blocks under the aegis of the Shivalik Area Kisan Sangharsh Samiti today lodged their protest against the move of the district administration to acquire land for carving out new sectors of the city.

Animation movie project
Chandigarh, September 11
Mr Vivek Atray, Director, Public Relations, UT Administration, formally launched the animation movie project, “ALONE,” to be produced by students of the Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) here today.

Harassment alleged
Mohali, September 11
Mr Madan Mohan Singh of Phase VII, industrial area, here complained to the Haryana Transport Minister on Monday that his newly- married son and daughter-in-law felt harassed when they had to wait for nearly three hours near Samalkha after the Volvo bus they were travelling in had a flat tyre.

 
CRIME

Drama at High Court; 5 booked
Chandigarh, September 11
Agitated over the inter-caste marriage of their daughter against their wishes, the bride’s family quarrelled with that of the groom’s at the Punjab and Haryana High Court parking lot this morning, here.

Underweight LPG cylinder: 2 held
Chandigarh, September 11
The police has arrested two residents of Colony Number 5 on the allegations of supplying under-weight LPG cylinders.

Thieves decamp with car stereo systems
Mohali, September 11
Thieves decamped with stereo systems and woofers from five cars from one locality in Phase I here last night.

Booked for rash driving
Zirakpur, September 11
The local police has booked the driver of a tractor-trailer (HR-55-0380) for negligent driving, resulting in the death of Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Nabha village, near here.

Chain snatched
Mohali, September 11
A resident of Phase VII has filed a complaint with the police that her gold chain was snatched when she had gone for a morning walk.

Woman alleges husband was already married
Mohali, September 11
A resident of Ludhiana complained to the police here that her husband had cheated her by marrying her even when he was allegedly already married.

Suspended sarpanch using official seal
Mohali, September 11
The police has booked a former sarpanch of Daumajra village on the charge of cheating. Mr Naib Singh from the same village had complained to the police that Baldev Singh, a former sarpanch of the village, who was suspended by the Director, Panchayats has allegedly kept using his official seal.

 
BUSINESS

Indian poultry in for good days
Sales boom following world body’s certification
Chandigarh, September 11
A glut in production coupled with a certificate from the OIE — the world organisation for animal health — that the “Indian poultry is free from avian influenza” have been the factors behind the zooming sale of chicken within the country and increased demand of eggs from overseas.


 
EDUCATION

Auction for school sites today
Chandigarh, September 11
The first public auction of school sites in the Union Territory is scheduled for tomorrow at Hotel Shivalikview, official sources said here today.

COURTS

Gaganjit’s judicial remand extended
Chandigarh, September 11
A local court today extended the judicial remand of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Gaganjit Singh Barnala till September 25 today. He was earlier arrested on charges of raping a maidservant at his official residence.

 
HEALTH


Blood clots in lungs affecting younger population
Chandigarh, September 11
Pulmonary thromboembolism (blood clots in the lungs) has affected younger population in the country as compared to the developed countries.

Dr Nandita Kakkar and Dr R.K. Vasishta from the Department of Histopathology of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) address mediapersons in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Dr Nandita Kakkar and Dr R.K. Vasishta from the Department of Histopathology of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) address mediapersons in Chandigarh on Monday.

Stress laid on HIV, TB programmes’ coordination
Chandigarh, September 11
Nearly 2,350 patients diagnosed in Chandigarh have been referred for treatment to various states where they permanently reside. The default rate in Chandigarh was 3 per cent against the national level of 7 per cent.

 
SPORTS

SGGS are archery champions
A competition in progress during the Panjab University Archery Championship at PU campus in Chandigarh on Monday.
Chandigarh, September 11
SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, bagged the team event title of Panjab University Archery (Indian Round) championship for men for 2006-07, garnering 1612 points at PU campus here today. Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Abohar, won the second place with 1,549 points while DAV College, Abohar, got the third place with 1,273 points.

A competition in progress during the Panjab University Archery Championship at PU campus in Chandigarh on Monday. —  Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Panchkula (U-17) beat Chandigarh
Chandigarh, September 11
Fine performances by Vijay Kumar (3 wickets for 25 runs) and Prateek Deswal (29 runs) helped Panchkula District u-17 Team beat Chandigarh by 6 wickets in the quarter-final match of Haryana Inter-District (u-17) Cricket Tournament, being played at DAV College, Sector 10, here, today.

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