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Admission Blues
The sisters who were born two months too soon

Chandigarh, September 29
For second time in the row, twin sisters Tisha and Tanisha were denied admission to LKG at St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32. The reason: Last year, the girls were younger than the eligible age (the school policy was different then), and this year, they are older.

Flight delay tests patience of passengers
Chandigarh, September 29
Passengers of the Chandigarh-Delhi-Mumbai Indian Airlines flight had to go through a harrowing time at the civil airport here after their flight was delayed by around one hour and 50 minutes this afternoon.


The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has resumed digging parallel to the row of 82 Arjun trees alongside the dividing road of Sectors 27 and 28
FACING CERTAIN DEATH: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has resumed digging parallel to the row of 82 Arjun trees alongside the dividing road of Sectors 27 and 28. The work is being undertaken to lay sewers, never mind the irreparable loss to the trees. Chandigarh Tribune had reported the matter around 20 days ago, when the corporation initiated this work, following which the work was stopped. It resumed again on Friday and The Tribune lensman Karam Singh caught JCB cranes in action.




EARLIER STORIES

UT to honour its champs
September 29, 2007
Clash victim awaits help for hrs
September 28, 2007
Orders on Hallomajra soon
September 27, 2007
Most houses unsafe for children
September 26, 2007
Joyous frenzy
September 25, 2007
Sarkari steps won’t do
September 24, 2007
IT park - III: An acre to go for Rs 30 lakh
September 23, 2007
Tenants have little to cheer
September 22, 2007
Sale of ODI tickets from Oct 1
September 21, 2007

Woman conned out of gold ornaments
Chandigarh, September 29
An unidentified man and a woman accompanied by a minor girl duped a housewife of her gold ornaments in Sector 46 here today. The woman was taken in by their lure of getting her ornaments doubled through “supernatural powers”.

Hit by bike, woman dies
Chandigarh, September 29
An elderly widow lost her life after being hit by a motorcycle near Sectors 37, 38, 40 and 41 rotary on Friday evening. She was admitted to PGI with multiple injuries, where she succumbed to injuries late in the night.

City hockey players for big league
Chandigarh, September 29
Luck has begun to smile on Dharamvir Singh and Ranjodh Singh, two hockey players of Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, who have graduated to the big league of hockey players. Both players are among the probables selected for the senior hockey team to participate in various international and domestic circuit matches.


Dharamvir Singh        Ranjodh Singh

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act ‘needs’ a relook
Chandigarh, September 29
Much has been written about female foeticide and the need to check the menace. The much-touted Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 vintage was supposed to be a panacea, which would not only facilitate the removal of unwanted or forced pregnancies but would also check the practice of going to quacks which often resulted in post-natal trauma.

Burail inmates give new touch to Corbusier’s heritage
Chandigarh, September 29
Polishing the decayed and distorted heritage of Le Corbusier are these inmates at Model Jail, Burail. They are restoring the antique designs of 50-year-old furniture made by Le Corbusier, the French architect credited with designing this planned city.


Inmates busy in repair work of Corbusier’s furniture at a workshop of Model Jail, Burail, in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Inmates busy in repair work of Corbusier’s furniture at a workshop of Model Jail, Burail, in Chandigarh

COMMUNITY

‘Dry’ days for Pinjore residents
Panchkula, September 29
The last three days for residents of Pinjore have been dry days. The word dry here refers to lack of water supply. Water has been supplied only for about an hour every day, that too at low pressure. But the complete discontinuation of water supply since last evening has worsened the situation.

MOHALI in a MESS — I
Road Gullies
Roads offer unwelcome rides
Mohali, September 29
When government agencies don’t coordinate their efforts to smoothen the flow of the lives of residents it often leads to unwanted speed bumps. Here is another example of it.

The road gully on the main road awaits repair by the Municipal Council in Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

The road gully on the main road awaits repair by the Municipal Council in Mohali

Social pension sought for all elderly
Chandigarh, September 29
Ahead of October 1, the United Nations’ International Day for the Older Persons, HelpAge India has appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to extend social pension to all poor old persons without any delay.

Councillor ‘Misconduct’
Arshad to ‘quit’ if allegations proved
Chandigarh, September 28
Questioning the reliability of the recommendations made by MC commissioner P.S. Aujla and investigations by DSP (CID) Jagir Singh, nominated councillor of municipal corporation Arshad Khan today offered to step down if any of the allegations were proved.

Samples collected from Sector 22 eateries
Chandigarh, September 29
Acting on the basis of complaints, the officials of Prevention of Food Adulteration Cell of Chandigarh Health Department collected samples from two restaurants, here today. Additional public prosecutor of UT for Punjab and Haryana High Court Arvind Moudgil had complained to the police after the owner of Tehal Singh Chicken refused to replace the roasted chicken he had ordered on Thursday.

Police ‘harassing’ Sec-21 resident
Chandigarh, September 29
A Sector 21 resident today accused the Chandigarh police of harassing him at the behest of his landlord over a property dispute. Uadi Chand, who is in his late 60s, lodged a complaint with the UT administrator alleging that sub-inspector Pritam Singh and constable Balwant Singh of the operations cell of the Chandigarh police had been harassing him and his family.

Agricultural workshop
Experts discuss strategies
Chandigarh, September 29
The two-day northern regional workshop on Comprehensive District Agricultural Plan organised at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development concluded here today, with experts delving upon strategies and options for sustained and viable agricultural growth.

Lt-Gen Kumar is General Officer Commanding
Chandigarh, September 29
Lt Gen S. S. Kumar took over as General Officer Commanding of the Vajra Corps from Lt Gen Noble Thamburaj at Jalandhar today. General Thamburaj would be taking over as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command on October 1.

Raids uncover 47 cases of power theft
Kharar, September 29
A team of the Punjab State Electricity Board conducted raids on nearby villages and detected a large number of power theft cases. A team comprising SDO Morinda Jaspal Singh, SDO Kharar Harbans Singh, SDO Kurali and Majra Sanjeev Gupta and additional SDO Mahinderpal Singh detected 47 cases of power theft.

 
CRIME

Six-member gang of minors busted
2 junk dealers held; stolen batteries recovered
Chandigarh, September 29
The local police today busted a six-member gang of minor boys, involved in petty thefts, and two junk dealers, who allegedly purchased stolen articles from them. With the arrests, the police claims to have recovered seven stolen batteries of vehicles.

2 held for sodomising minor
Chandigarh, September 29
The local police arrested two youngsters on the charge of sodomising a minor boy at the ISBT, Sector 17. The police said the victim, a 14-year-old boy, hails from Uttarakhand.

Motorcyclist snatches woman’s purse
Chandigarh, September 29
Rohni Sharma of Sector 19 lodged a complaint with the police that an unidentified motorcyclist snatched her purse containing Rs 500, an ATM card and a walkman from near Sector 43 ISBT on Saturday morning. A case has been registered.

Ex-cop’s wife accused of fraud
Chandigarh, September 29
Eight city residents today accused the wife of a former Chandigarh Police officer of duping them of lakhs of rupees they invested in her chit fund business.

 
BUSINESS

Electronic goods launched
Chandigarh, September 29
Gurmarg Appliances Pvt Ltd has launched 11 models of colour televisions, seven models of home-theatre systems, 10 models of DVD players and four models of multi-media speakers under the brand name Tanashi.

 
EDUCATION

From Schools
Carmel annual day festivities
Students put up brilliant show

Chandigarh, September 29
A light and sound dance drama ‘God creates, man spoils’ presented by the students of kindergarten at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, marked the school’s annual day, here this evening.


Students of Carmel Convent School during their annual day function in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Students of Carmel Convent School during their annual day function in Chandigarh

From Colleges
NSS volunteers hold rallies, competitions
Chandigarh, September 29
The NSS volunteers of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, organised a massive rally at their adopted village Kajehri today. As many as 175 volunteers participated in the rally as part of the ongoing 10-NSS camp.

PU Notes
Seminar takes a holistic view of Bhagat Singh’s life
Chandigarh, September 29
The three-day ICHR International seminar on ‘Bhagat Singh and his Times’ concluded at ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, here today.
Delegates during the seminar on Bhagat Singh take a round of the exhibition on ‘Gadari Babe’ organised by Dr Malwinder Singh Waraich.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari
Delegates during the seminar on Bhagat Singh take a round of the exhibition on ‘Gadari Babe’ organised by Dr Malwinder Singh Waraich

Mattewal opens moot court
Mohali, September 29
A moot courtroom was inaugurated at the Rayat and Bahra College of Law on Friday to enable the law students acquire practical and informed understanding of courtroom procedures and etiquettes.


Hardev Singh Mattewal, advocate-general of Punjab, inaugurates the moot courtroom at the Rayat and Bahra College of Law in Mohali on Friday.


Hardev Singh Mattewal, advocate-general of Punjab, inaugurates the moot courtroom at the Rayat and Bahra College of Law in Mohali

Youths hold debate on eve-teasing
Chandigarh, September 29
After two successful sessions, the third Yuva Parliament was organised by ‘We Volunteer-A Youth Initiative’ at Government Art Gallery and Museum, Sector 10 today. The topic for today was eve-teasing and around 80 participants expressed their views on the same.

Map quiz organised
Chandigarh, September 29
As many as 43 teams participated in the preliminary round of the Indian National Cartographic Association map quiz 2007 organised by the Survey of India in Sector 32 today.

COURTS

Graft: Judicial remand for 2 officials
Chandigarh, September 29
Two officials arrested on charges of bribery by a CBI team from the Sector 26 market yesterday were remanded in judicial custody till October 12, here today. Aman Singh had complained to the agency that mandi supervisor Darshan Singh and auction recorder Gurminder Singh Singh had sought Rs 10,000 in bribe from him to avoid penalty.

 
HEALTH

Renal patients prone to Hepatitis B: Doc
Chandigarh, September 29
“Patients of renal failure are prone to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and given the cleanliness in and around our hospitals, the number of infected patients goes up to 40 per cent, while developed countries like the USA have kept it down to just seven per cent,” said Dr George Kurian, Professor and Head, department of gastroenterology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, here.

Dirty Deal
PGI sweepers up in arms against new contractor
Chandigarh, September 29
The sweepers at PGIMER today protested the handing over of sanitation services to Sulabh International and alleged that the new contractor was giving them less remuneration.
Sweepers sit on a dharna outside the New OPD block of the PGI in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Sweepers sit on a dharna outside the New OPD block of the PGI in Chandigarh

Telemedicine projects to be functional soon
Mohali, September 29
The telemedicine projects at 26 sites in Punjab are in progress and likely to be functional by the middle of next year. The projects would be of great help to doctors and patients in every part of the state.

 
SPORTS

JP Atray Tourney
PCA Colts finish third
Chandigarh, September 29
PCA Colts outplayed PCC by 107 runs to grab the third position in the XIVth All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at DAV School, Sector 8, here today. After winning the toss, PCA Colts elected to bat. Openers Sunny Sohal and Ravi Inder Singh put a century stand for the first-wicket partnership.

Cricket
Almora school register win
Mohali, September 29
Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, lost to Ashoka Hall Girls Residential School, Almora, on the second day of the IPSC Cricket Tournament today. The tournament is being played at Yadavindra Public School here.

Friendship Cup 2007
Vipul shines in Vivek win
Chandigarh, September 29
An all-round performance by Vipul Chadha helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy to beat GMSSS-35 by 37 runs in the opening match of the Friendship Cup 2007 being organised by Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy on its premises in Sector 38.

Chandigarh Golf Range honours Jeev
Chandigarh, September 29
Chiranjeev Milkha Singh, India's highest ranked world golfer, was felicitated by the Chandigarh Golf Range for being the first golfer to be decorated with the Padma Shree award.


CGA president C.S.R. Reddy (from left), Chiranjeev Milkha Singh, CGA secretary J.S. Cheema, Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and Nirmal Milkha Singh during a ceremony at the Chandigarh Golf Range on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
CGA president C.S.R. Reddy (from left), Chiranjeev Milkha Singh, CGA secretary J.S. Cheema, Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and Nirmal Milkha Singh during a ceremony at the Chandigarh Golf Range

Welfare Club book berth in semis
Chandigarh, September 29
Welfare Club of Chandigarh and Coaching Centre, Sector 32, advanced to the semifinals today in the sixth Challenger Kho-Kho Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Kho-Kho Welfare Club at Government Model High School, Sector 43-A, here.

Rohit, Preeti skate to glory
Panchkula, September 29
Rohit Bajaj emerged winner in the 14-16 boys’ category of the first open skating carnival organised by the Coaches Skating Club at Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, here today.

New Public School maul Sophia Convent
Chandigarh, September 29
Hosts New Public School gave a one-sided defeat to Sophia Convent, Kalka, (56-06) in the boys’ category of the Chandigarh Open Basketball Meet held on its premises here today.

DAV swimmers corner glory
Chandigarh, September 29
DAV College, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Championship with 132 points in the men’s category while PU Campus, Chandigarh, and GGD SD College, Hariana, secured the second and third positions, respectively.

Jubilant swimming team of DAV College, Sector 10, which won the inter-college swimming championship held in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Jubilant swimming team of DAV College, Sector 10, which won the inter-college swimming championship held in Chandigarh

City yoga expert brings laurels
Chandigarh, September 29
Yoga demonstrator Munish Kumar brought laurels to the city by securing the first position in the senior category of the 5th annual international yoga competition held in Mauritius recently.

National meet from today
Chandigarh, September 29
The 20th national sports meet, which is being organised under the aegis of Vidya Bharti, will start at Sharda Sarvhitkari Model School, Sector 40, today. About 500 players from 11 zones will participate in various events like table tennis, basketball and badminton.


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