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From fame to shame
4 of six-member gang held; 5 mobikes recovered

One of the accused, Yogesh, in police custody along with a stolen motor cycle in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, October 9
Known for their achievements in different spheres earlier, they are now in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Their real face came to light when the local police arrested a group of youngsters involved in crimes, including auto theft and staging a snatching incident to dupe their employers of Rs 1 lakh.

One of the accused, Yogesh, in police custody along with a stolen motor cycle in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph




EARLIER STORIES


 Umpires and referee Mike Procter, Steve Bucknor, Daryl Harper, Billy Bowden and Simon Taufl pose for a photograph before leaving for Jaipur for the next ICC Champions Trophy match, at the Taj hotel in Chandigarh.
From left: Umpires and referee Mike Procter, Steve Bucknor, Daryl Harper, Billy Bowden and Simon Taufl pose for a photograph before leaving for Jaipur for the next ICC Champions Trophy match, at the Taj hotel in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Statement of Neha’s friend recorded
Panchkula, October 9
The police today recorded the statement of Pralobh Singh, Neha Thakur’s friend who was with her on the night of the incident, in connection with the case involving Gursewak Mann. The police also recorded the statements of some other witnesses present on the occasion. An inspection of the washroom where the incident occurred was also carried out.

City Beautiful’s roads not that beautiful
Chandigarh, October 9
Roads of City Beautiful are not an easy ride for drivers any longer. Not just the increased vehicular rush, the drivers are also faced with uneven bumps, poor re-carpeting, piles of mud, shoddy job on slip roads, unmarked speed breakers and uncomfortable bumps at roundabouts at different places all over the city.

Watch out
Major-Gen Himmat Singh Gill, former Chairman of the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, member of the Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, and a prolific writer himself, is in China for a writers’ conference which begins on October 10 and will conclude on October 20.

Major-Gen Himmat Singh Gill (retd)

Major-Gen Himmat Singh Gill
In Town
Rao Inderjit Singh Union Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh will be the chief guest at a meet-the-press programme to be organised by the Chandigarh Press Club today. A son of a former Haryana Chief Minister, Rao Birender Singh, Inderjit Singh is MP from Mahendragarh.

Rao Inderjit Singh

Passing Through
What brings you to the city?
I have come here to launch the regional office of Anandrathi Securities in Chandigarh, which will cover the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Since this region has the fastest growth for investment, especially in the wake of a younger, affluent working class and highest per capita income, we are expecting a good response.

Anand Rathi, Chairman, Anandrathi Securities
Anand Rathi, Chairman, Anandrathi Securities


CHANDIGARH CALLING

Mother goddess atop a hazardous stage
The festive spirit is on a great high in the city. However, while celebrating various festivities caution is often thrown to the winds. So it is with this precarious stage built for a jagrata in Sector 29. Tribune photographer Parvesh Chauhan brings a picture of this pyramid built with rickety hired tables. Once draped this pyramid will look good, but if one table gives way, it could mean injury for devotees. Some rules and regulations need to be observed in the making of pandals and setting up a stage so that accidents do not mar the celebrations.
  • Jagjit’s woes
  • Gifting orchids
  • Make-up magic
  • Hot to handle
  • Yoga for all

 
COMMUNITY

Pappu Penniless patient in need of aid
 Chandigarh, October 9
Suffering from chronic renal failure Pappu (29), a resident of Varsat village in Karnal district, has been waiting for treatment under a lot of stress and agony at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, for the past over two years.

City women throng shops selling bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth on Monday.
City women throng shops selling bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
A henna artist traces patterns on a resident’s upper arm in Phase III B-2, Mohali, on the eve of Karva Chauth on Monday.
A henna artist traces patterns on a resident’s upper arm in Phase III B-2, Mohali, on the eve of Karva Chauth on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Fast unleashes festive fervour
Bazaars buzz with buyers
Chandigarh, October 9
Red, blue and silver festoons and frills and bright lights, envelop most of the market places that are buzzing with activity on the eve of Karva Chauth today. Festivity marks the mood as women go all out to buy shingaar articles for the big day.

Contemporary meets conventional in sargi choices
Chandigarh, October 9
It is not only about desi ghee this year as the sargi (traditional food eaten before sun rise on Karva Chauth) undergoes a sea-change incorporating contemporary along with conventional tastes.

Parlours rain discounts
Chandigarh, October 9
Karva Chauth — the yearly celebration of being married. Hanging like a soft fragrance somewhere amidst the usual ceremonies, the tinkling of bright red bangles and the soft rustle of a crisp new saree is the undeniable romance of the day.

Time for empowerment of women, says Jean Rodrigues
Chandigarh, October 9
Ms Jean Rodrigues, wife of Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, in a message on the eve of Karva Chauth, here today, called for more vigorous efforts for the empowerment of women and for enhancing their role in the social system, by giving them equal opportunities to participate in every field of activity.

No (cycle) track of government funds
Chandigarh, October 9
In a classic case of wastage, the Chandigarh Administration first utilised its resources for laying a cycle track and then allowed it to be gobbled up by a massive parking lot. To make matters worse, nothing has been done to make a major portion of the parking lot usable.

2 IAF squadrons to get President’s Standards
A file picture of MiG-21Chandigarh, October 9
As recognition of distinguished services rendered by them, two air force squadrons, one a fighter outfit and the other a transport unit, are being presented the President’s Standards.

A file picture of MiG-21

Fauji Beat
How comrades-in-arms turned foes
Never could one imagine even in the mid-40s that the British Indian Army, which had proved its mettle as a cohesive force in both the world wars, would be split one day. Being comrades in arms, the officers and men in the united India thought that they would continue to serve together even if the country was divided.

Defence Services Staff College Officers’ Mess, Wellington

Defence Services Staff College Officers’ Mess, Wellington

Body of Rohtang mishap victim to reach city today
Chandigarh, October 9
The body of 20-year-old Mayank Tyagi, a resident of Sector 37, who fell to his death at the Rohtang Pass in Manali yesterday, is expected to reach the city in the wee hours of tomorrow.

57th Raising Day of Territorial Army held
Chandigarh, October 9
Various functions, including a sainik sammelan, a barakhana for all ranks and a social evening at the Shivalik Officers Institute, Chandimandir, marked the 57th Raising Day celebrations of the Territorial Army (TA) here today.

Villagers, NSS volunteers pledge to avoid crackers
Chandigarh, October 9
On the concluding of a 10-day NSS camp organised by the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGI, at Sarangpur village, the villagers and NSS volunteers of the institute pledged to desist from bursting crackers on Divali. The camp concluded yesterday.

Welcome parade in honour of new IGP
Chandigarh, October 9
A welcome parade was held today by the Chandigarh Police in honour of the newly appointed UT Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr S.K. Jain, in Sector 26, Police Lines, here.


The new UT IGP, Mr S.K. Jain, flanked by senior police officers at the Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. —  Tribune photo by Vinay Malik.
The new UT IGP, Mr S.K. Jain, flanked by senior police officers at the Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Traffic jam on Ambala road
Lalru, October 9
Thousands of motorists and commuters faced harassment following a traffic jam on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in the wake an accident, near here, today.

Kanshi Ram’s death mourned
Chandigarh, October 9
Various political parties and leaders expressed condolence on the death of Kanshi Ram, BSP supremo.

Ex-Tribune employee dead
Panchkula, October 9
A former employee of The Tribune, Mr Sunder Lal Sharma, died here this morning after a brief illness. He was 74. He retired from The Tribune as Sectional Head in 1992 after putting in 39 years of service. His cremation was attended by a large number of Tribune employees, friends and relatives.

 
CRIME

Varun murder case: fifth accused held
Panchkula, October 9
Sandeep, the fifth accused in the Varun murder case, has been arrested by the local police at Sector 5. He was produced in the district court here today and sent to judicial remand.

 
BUSINESS

“Indo-Russian trade potential not fully tapped”
Chandigarh, October 9 Pleading for increased Indo-Russian trade, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India, Mr Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, said here on Saturday that traditionally good relations between India and Russia needed to be translated into mutually beneficial economic relations on a much bigger scale.

 
EDUCATION

Despite seats, engg aspirant denied admission
Chandigarh, October 9
Young Ramandeep is hunting for logic. The Sector 21 resident was denied admission to the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Sector 26, even though seats were available for the course he had passed an entrance test for.

Mehndi-application contests in schools
Chandigarh, October 9
Laxmi of class X won the first position while Suman (class XII) and Neha (Class VII) won the second and third position respectively in a mehndi-application organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, here today. The event was organised on the eve of Karva Chauth.

Students take part in a mehndi-application competition at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Students take part in a mehndi-application competition at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday.

SD school team moves ahead in basketball meet
Chandigarh, October 9
SD Public School, Sector 32, outclassed New Public School, Sector 18, 89-39, in the boys’ category, while the team of IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, could not prevail over New Public School and lost the final 52-54 in the CBSE Cluster XIII Basketball Tournament held on its premises here today.

PU steps to keep campus clean
Chandigarh, October 9
Panjab University has banned the dumping of cut vegetables and fruits and other waste outside food stalls at the Students Centre and other eating joints in the university here.

St Kabir students bag scholarships
Chandigarh, October 9
Three students from class IX and three from class X (ICSE batch 2006) of St Kabir School, Sector 26, won the A* Star National Junior College Singapore-Indian Scholarships on the October 7.

57 students get diplomas
Mohali, October 9
Diplomas have been given to 57 students of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Handicrafts Institute at a function organised at Guru Nanak Charitable Ashram, Jhanjeri village.

COURTS

Bail applications of 13 accused rejected
Chandigarh, October 9
In a setback to the accused in the infamous J and K sex scandal, the District and Sessions Judge (DSJ), Chandigarh, Mr B.S. Mehndiratta, today rejected the bail applications of all 13 accused.

 
HEALTH


88 dengue cases in city hospitals
Chandigarh, October 9
The number of confirmed cases of dengue in city hospitals reached to 88 with 19 more patients testing positive in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, and the Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, here today.
Fogging operations being carried out by the Army authorities in Panchkula on Monday.
Fogging operations being carried out by the Army authorities in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Interstitial lung diseases on the rise
Chandigarh, October 9
The interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are increasing throughout the world. The diseases primarily involve the lung interstitium. Being progressive in nature, these diseases have been affecting from labourers working in mines to farmers and are commonly overlooked and wrongly diagnosed.

Orthopaedic medical camp
Panchkula, October 9
The local Rotary Club in collaboration with Orthomax Bone Treatment Centre organised an orthopaedic medical camp at the Senior Citizens Council day care centre, Sector 15, here yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Shivam wins road race title
Zirakpur, October 9
Shivam won the top honours in the road race in the under-4 boys’ category, while Manan and Paramjyot secured the second and the third position, respectively, in the second All-India Dikshant Roller Skating Championships that concluded at Dikshant International School, here.

A shuttler of promise
Prabhjot Chandigarh, October 9
Twentysix-year-old Prabhjot, who won two golds in badminton at the World Summer Games in Ireland in 2003, has done our country proud. Prabhjot’s achievement was recognised by the Government of India and for the first time a cash award of Rs 2 lakhs has been awarded to someone. Praising his protégé, Dr Anil Sharma said, “He is under my training since 2002 at Bhavan Vidyalaya’s special cell. It is his devotion and zeal which makes him stands out in the crowd”.

Harvinder Singh in action in the 31st Chandigarh State Shooting Championship at the Sector 25 shooting range on Monday.Gold medal for Gurjinder Singh in shooting event
Chandigarh, October 9
Bhai Gurjinder Singh Bhucho, clinched the gold medal in .22 standard rifle prone senior men event by scoring 526/600 in the 31st Chandigarh State Shooting Championship held at the Sector 25 shooting range here today.

Harvinder Singh in action in the 31st Chandigarh State Shooting Championship at the Sector 25 shooting range on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

The Chandigarh team, which won the 29th Sub-Junior National Football Championship for the Iqbal Hussain Trophy (North Zone) held at Haldwsani last month, was felicitated by the Chandigarh Football Association here. The team won the trophy after beating Punjab in the final. Chandigarh football Association president Ravinder Talwar presented tracksuits to the members of the team.
The Chandigarh team, which won the 29th Sub-Junior National Football Championship for the Iqbal Hussain Trophy (North Zone) held at Haldwsani last month, was felicitated by the Chandigarh Football Association here. The team won the trophy after beating Punjab in the final. Chandigarh football Association president Ravinder Talwar presented tracksuits to the members of the team. — A Tribune photograph

TT meet begins
Chandigarh, October 9
NML, Jamshedpur, beat CFRI, Dhanbad, 3-0, in the Table Tennis Team Championship (Men) in the 38th Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Memorial Tournament that commenced at the CSIO, Sector 30, here today. Over 225 participants from 11 laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, are taking part in the event.

Hockey tourney begins tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 9
The Chandigarh Hockey Association will organise the Chandigarh State Hockey Championship at the Sector 42 stadium from October 11 to 14.

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