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Suicide by teacher in education director’s office
Moga woman was not happy with her transfer
Chandigarh, September 22
A 30-year-old computer teacher of a Moga government school allegedly committed suicide in the office of the director-general, school education, Punjab, in Sector 34, here, this afternoon.

Sanjana at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Sanjana at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in Chandigarh

Couple consumes poison, woman dead
Chandigarh, September 22
A Sector 38 (West) couple consumed a poisonous substance this evening which resulted in the wife's death. Sunita (35) was reportedly depressed following the death of her father.

Adoption of Nari Niketan rape victim
UT creating hype for nothing: Trust
Chandigarh, September 22
Accusing the administration of showing unnecessary “haste” and creating an unwarranted “hype” over the issue of adoption of the mentally challenged Nari Niketan rape victim and her to-be-born child, chairperson of the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability Poonam Natrajan has stated that they are not backtracking from their assurance and will fulfil their commitments made before the apex court.


Students of Army Goodwill School from Dras (Kargil) have a leisure time in Chandigarh
Students of Army Goodwill School from Dras (Kargil) have a leisure time in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

NOC Issue
Martyr’s son files complaint against vigilance dept
Chandigarh, September 22
The travails of Inderjit Singh, son of ASI Nanak Chand, who died during the attack on Parliament in 2001, do not seem to be ending. Though he did get a no-objection certificate for the petrol pump announced by the government in Gurgaon.

Girl blames father for assaulting mother
Chandigarh, September 22
A girl lodged a complaint with the SSP today, accusing her father of attempting to kill her mother. She further accused the police of not initiating action against the accused.


UT to consider public proposals for Metro
Chandigarh, September 22
The administration will seriously consider recommendations from public and different departments in the final draft of the Metro project. A total of 30 communications from different sources have been placed before the administration.

ATMs at rly station out of order
Chandigarh, September 22

Railway passengers seem to be paying a heavy price for their dependence on plastic money with all four ATMs outside the city railway station being out of order for the last four to five days.

The ATM machines, which were out of order on Tuesday outside the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

The ATM machines, which were out of order on Tuesday outside the Chandigarh railway station

Demo of laser show
Mayor set for another junket to Mumbai
Chandigarh, September 22
City Mayor, Kamlesh is all set for another junket to Mumbai on the pretext of seeing a live demo of laser show and then allowing the agenda to be tabled in the House for its approval despite the Chandigarh administration’s go-ahead for setting up a multi-media laser show on the water screen at Plaza, Sector 17.

Blind park to open next month
Chandigarh, September 22
The city is all set to have the country's first blind park in Sector 26. It is being developed on half an acre plot at a cost of Rs 12 lakh near the Institute of the Blind by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC).

Final touches being given to the country's first blind park in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Final touches being given to the country's first blind park in Sector 26, Chandigarh

Special effects give stage an edge over animation
Chandigarh, September 22
Come Dussehra and one realises that the animated Hanuman, Ram and Sita still do not win over Ram Leela characters on stage with colourful costumes, loud make-up and extra loud dialogues. Over the years, almost all age groups have developed one or the other kind of association with Ram Leelas.

Scenes from Ramleela being staged in Chandigarh

Scenes from Ramleela being staged in Chandigarh. Tribune photos

Project Arrow launched in GPO
Chandigarh, September 22
In its effort to provide quality service to postal customers and congenial atmosphere to its employees, the postal department has revamped the city's General Post Office (GPO) with the launch of “Project Arrow”.

The Chief Post Master General inaugurates the project in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

The Chief Post Master General inaugurates the project in Chandigarh

One more tests positive for H1N1
Chandigarh, September 22
A city girl, working in Infosys, Pune, was tested positive for swine flu today, taking the total number of positive cases in the city to 31. “A 24-year-old girl is a resident of Sector 38 West.

Conference on paediatric critical care from tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 22
The paediatric intensive care unit of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will be hosting the first Asian congress of paediatric intensive care and national conference on paediatric critical care from September 24 to September 27.

PU girls enjoy the rain in the morning while going to their classes
PU girls enjoy the rain in the morning while going to their classes on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

USING OPD CARD FOR BEGGING: Parents ask their child to beg at Sector 11 in Chandigarh
Parents ask their child to beg at Sector 11 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Implementation of PC, PNDT Acts reviewed
Chandigarh, September 22
In its endeavour to eradicate the evil of female foeticide and cement its commitment towards this cause, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Home-cum-Health Secretary Ram Niwas, who reviewed the implementation of the PC and PNDT Acts in Chandigarh.

GMADA to cancel registration certificate of Sahara unit
Mohali, September 22
Sahara India Commercial Corporation Limited is again in the news for wrong reasons. After rejecting the case of grant of licence for Sahara City Homes at Rampur Kalan near Banur, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has initiated the process to cancel the registration certificate of the promoter.

Assembly Polls
‘BJP candidate owns no house, vehicle’
Panchkula, September 22
BJP candidate in Assembly elections Gyan Chand Gupta does not own any house, nor he has any vehicle in his name. Gupta, former Mayor of Chandigarh, disclosed this in the list of assets filed along with his nomination papers here today.

Martyr’s family victim of red tape
Chandigarh, September 22
In India, red tape does not even spare the martyrs. And this has exactly been the fate of the family of ASI Nanak Chand, who made supreme sacrifice while fighting terrorists during the attack on the Parliament in 2001.

‘Launch drive against food adulteration’
Chandigarh, September 22
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of the UT Home Secretary regarding taking preventive steps to stop food adulteration especially in milk products in view of the festival season.

Notice issued to 16 shopkeepers
Mohali, September 22
The Municipal Council has issued notices to 16 shopkeepers who have encroached upon market giving them a two-day notice to vacate the area, failing which an action would be taken against them under Section 173 of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911.

Press Club team installed
Mohali, September 22
Punjab Agriculture Minister Sucha Singh Langah today installed the newly elected office-bearers of the Mohali Press Club for 2009-2010.

Nod sought on commando training
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh Administration today sought the approval of the Central government to train a batch of 100 local police personnel in special commando training with the National Security Guards (NSGs) in New Delhi.


21-day course on IT ends
Chandigarh, September 22
A 21-day inter-disciplinary refresher course in information technology, conducted by department of computer science and applications and organised by UGC-Academic Staff College, Panjab University, concluded today.

Clash at DAV College
Chandigarh, September 22
A clash broke out in the DAV College canteen today over an old rivalry between student leaders. The victim, Juganpreer Singh, leader of the Students Association of Punjab (SAP), has alleged that the members of SOPU had attacked him in the canteen.


Eyebrows raised on ‘fraudulent’ sale of MC land
Ownership issue mired in controversy
Kharar, September 22
The incident of 2 kanals of land in Desu Majra, under the municipal council, being sold off to private builders took a new turn today, with ownership controversy getting murkier. The market value of this piece of land on the NH-21 at Desu Majra village, ward number 3, is around Rs 5 crore.

Rajwinder Singh of Desu Majra village, Kharar, points towards the controversial piece of land. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Rajwinder Singh of Desu Majra village, Kharar, points towards the controversial piece of land

Farmers threaten to move court
Warn against amendment in notification regarding direct payments being made to them for their produce
Patiala, September 22
Ahead of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s scheduled meeting with the Arhtiya Association tomorrow, representatives of the Indian Farmers’ Association (IFA) have threatened to knock the doors of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in case the government makes any attempt to amend the notification issued by the previous Congress regime regarding the direct payments being made to the farmers for their produce.

Bikram eves, Modi lads emerge TT champs
Patiala, September 22
Government Bikram College of Commerce eves defeated Punjabi University, Patiala, team in the finals of the Punjabi University Inter-College Table Tennis Tournament, which was held at Government College, Roopnagar. Giving a remarkable performance, Bikram College team comprising Ankita, Pratibha, Kavita, Charu Sharma and Kamaldeep defeated their opponents in a tough match.
Members of the winning team strike a pose in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Members of the winning team strike a pose in Patiala

Advocacy workshop for teachers
Patiala, September 22
A four-day NTT/advocacy programme for teachers and principals began at Buddha Dal Public School, Patiala, today. CBSE under the ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is conducting the programme from September 22 to 25

Jharkhand man held with 5-kg opium
Ropar, September 22
In its campaign against the rampant drug abuse in Majari village on Punjab - Himachal Pradesh border, the police arrested a resident of Jharkhand with 5 kg opium.

Thieves’ gang busted
Ropar, September 22
As many as seven members of a thieves’ gang were arrested today and Rs 6 lakh were confiscated from them. The gang entered into the house of an excise inspector Gurdeep Singh on June 28 and had stolen 455-bore revolver, eight cartridges and 40 tolas of gold.

Man dead, son hurt in mishap
Dera Bassi, September 22
A 55-year-old resident of Dhanoni village died while his son sustained serious injuries after being hit by a tractor trolley near Chandiyal village on late last night.

Gang leader arrested
Patiala, September 22
The police today achieved another milestone by arresting Bakshish Singh, leader of a group that was responsible for various robberies and snatchings in the nearby areas.

Girl hangs herself to death
Rajpura, September 22
Preeti (17), a resident of Mugalsarai village, today committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan due to bad behaviour of her father.

Training programme on rheumatoid fever
Ropar, September 22
A training programme for pharmacists of the district on rheumatoid fever was organised by the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Ex-SBoP officials’ directory released
Patiala, September 22
The State Bank of Patiala Retired Officers’ Association held a meeting, which was attended by 350 retired SBoP officials from all over the country.


High Court
Lecturer released from Nari Niketan
Chandigarh, September 22
The road to matrimony, meandering through legal terrain, has finally taken Mandeep away from Nari Niketan. Married, separated and got together with her husband, the young lecturer with a local college was sent to the Nari Niketan by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Rs 1,000 fine on Sec-26 shop
Chandigarh, September 22
The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed Harri Hyperstore, Sector 26, to pay Rs 1,000 to a complainant as she fell sick after consuming a wafer bought from it. The complainant, Karnica, a resident of Sector 18, had purchased various items on February 18, 2009, from Harri Hyperstore.


Man booked for cheating
Chandigarh, September 22
The police has booked a man on the charges of cheating for allegedly practising ayurvedic medicine in Sector 47 on a fake degree. Assistant director homeopathic DIR, Ayush Rajeshwer Rana, DIR of ayurvedic dispensary, Sector 24, filed a complaint against Om Parkash for allegedly practising on a fake degree from a booth in Sector 47.

Burglars decamp with valuables worth Rs 30,000
Mohali, September 22
Burglars decamped with valuables worth around Rs 30,000 after breaking into three shops in Sector 66 here late last night. Gulab Singh Gupta, owner of a grocery shop, told the burglars held the chowkidar of the market and tied him up and ransacked the shops while looking for cash and valuables.

Two held in accident case
Chandigarh, September 22
The police arrested two persons, who were staying as paying guests in Sector 22, for allegedly ramming their car into another car in an inebriated condition in the locality in the wee hours today.

The damaged Ford Ikon car parked in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

The damaged Ford Ikon car parked in Sector 22, Chandigarh


CBSE Badminton
Shivalik lads thrash JK school
Mohali, September 22
Hosts Shivalik Public School, Mohali, beat JK Public School, Jammu, in the under-14 boys’ category and reach in the quarterfinals with a spectacular win in the CBSE North Zone-I Badminton Tournament with a score of 2-0 here.

SD thrash SCD lads
Chandigarh, September 22
GGDSD College, Sector 32, thrashed SCD Government College, Ludhiana, by 4-1 in the Panjab University Inter-College Softball (Men) Championship held at Panjab University grounds here today.

Ropar Hawks beat Chandigarh XI
Chandigarh, September 22
On the fourth day of the ongoing 39th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, the first match was played between Chandigarh XI and Ropar Hawks. Ropar Hawks won the match by 6-5 at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here.

Azad academy down Baptist academy
Chandigarh, September 22
DP Azad Cricket Academy defeated Baptist Cricket Academy by 64 runs in a weekend match for under-10 category played on St Stephen's School ground, Sector 45, here.

Golf meet today
Chandigarh, September 22
Sixty amateur golfers of the tricity will rub shoulders with 20 top golf professionals of the country on the greens of the Panchkula Golf Club tomorrow when they tee off in the pro-am event of the Haryana Open PGTI event.

Shooting meet from Sept 25
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh State Shooting Championship will be played from September 25 to 27 at Shooting Range, Sector 25, here.


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