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9 of family killed in accident

Ambala/Ludhiana, September 30
Nine persons belonging to a Ludhiana family were killed and three, including a Shiv Sena leader, critically injured when a Tata Sumo in which they were travelling collided head-on with an LPG tanker at Shambu, near Rajpura, this morning. The dead included two women and two children. The mangled remains of the Tata Sumo that was involved in a head-on collision with a tanker at Shambu
The mangled remains of the Tata Sumo that was involved in a head-on collision with a tanker at Shambu near the sales tax barrier bordering Ambala district, on Sunday. — Photo N. Chopra

Dr Harsh SoniHarsh Soni cremated
Panchkula, September 30
Gloom descended on Sector 11 soon after the body of Dr Harsh Soni, who was strangulated to death allegedly by his colleague near doctors’ hostel of the Pt B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak, yesterday, reached his home this morning.



Beware kids, policeman is watching you!
Panchkula, September 30
Students whizzing to schools everyday on two-wheelers is not an unusual sight that would invite uncomfortable stares from passers-by. Most of these students do not have proper licences. In case of those who possess a licence, the age mentioned on the licence and that shown by the birth certificate submitted in school, generally differs.

Modernised bus queue shelters
SAS Nagar, September 30
Poorly maintained bus queue shelters will soon be a thing of the past. After Ludhiana, the town will be the second place in the northern region to have world-class bus queue shelters. Costing around Rs 1.65 lakh, a modern bus queue shelter will be made of steel and pre-fabricated light weight structure. To start with, a bus queue shelter in Sector 69, along the Chandigarh, Sohana road will be constructed by a private firm, More Group India.

PU Senate discusses conduct of officials
Chandigarh, September 30
Questions on conduct of the university officials ranging from a former Vice Chancellor to clerks remained central to the senate meeting of Panjab University held here today. The allegations ranged from tampering with the university results to misappropriation and misutilisation of university funds.

PU report on research an eye-opener
Chandigarh, September 30
While Panjab University prides itself as having been chosen as one of the top 10 universities in the country by the University Grants Commission and having managed to attain for itself the five-star status from the National Accreditation and Assessment Council, a brief survey of last year’s annual report of the university is quite an eye-opener as far as the research performance of the university faculty members is concerned.

Auto-lifting racket: PU student held
Chandigarh, September 30
The Operation Cell of the city police has achieved a major success with the arrest of two youths. These arrests have helped to solve an inter- state auto- lifting racket , being run with an overt and covert support of the underworld.

Nepalese delegation meets City councillors
Nepalese delegation goes round the House of the MCC in Chandigarh
Nepalese delegation goes round the House of the MCC in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, September 30
A Nepalese delegation comprising members of a local body and its officials met Councillors and officials of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh today. The nine-member delegation headed by Mr Surendramohan Sharma, Chairman of the District Development Committee of Lalitpur, held a joint meeting with members of both the local legislature and the executive headed by the City Mayor, Ms Harinder Kaur, and MCC Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, respectively.

WHILE the IAF’s much hyped Presidential Review has been postponed indefinitely in view of the changing threat perceptions following the terrorist strikes in the USA and the possible involvement of neighbouring Afghanistan, the construction and repair activities here will continue, albeit at a slower pace.
  • Genome dance
  • Floral welcome
  • Green Corps
  • “Sister’s keeper”
  • Masked appreciation
  • Meek response
  • Drive is on, off
  • Phone shock
  • A close shave
  • Unfriendly yours
  • Burnt rendezvous
  • Tags, at last


Jacob shocked at Scindia’s death
Chandigarh, September 30
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), today expressed shock over the sudden death of Madhavrao Scindia who died in a plane crash near Manipuri in UP. In a condolence message General Jacob said Scindia would be remembered as a young, dynamic and visionary leader who was loved not only by the people of Gwalior, but also by the whole of the country.

Shanta Abhilashi

‘I did everything for my ward’
Chandigarh, September 30
Ms Shanta Abhilashi, who is representing Ward Number 11, comprising Sectors 20 and 33, has won with highest margin as a councillor. She represents the largest populated ward of the city.

Supply line bursts in Mohali house
SAS Nagar, September 30
An occupant of a house in Phase 7 here woke up in the morning today to see a huge fountain gushing out of the front courtyard of his house. It was only after a close scrutiny that he realised that a water supply pipe passing below the courtyard had leaked.

PU shopkeepers want uniform rent
Chandigarh, September 30
Shopkeepers of the Panjab University market have resented non-uniform hike in shop rents, alleging that the university has unduly favoured certain shopkeepers in this deal. Mr Rajiv Gupta, a shopkeeper, said owners of a big restaurant and a big book store on the campus had been spared from facing the brunt of the hike.

Special phone facility for police awardees
Chandigarh, September 30
The Ministry of Home Affairs has formally announced a concessional telephone facility to all awardees of the President’s Police Medal for gallantry. According to information available, the ministry has issued letters to all Director Generals of Police in the states and the administrations of various Union Territories, announcing the decision of the Department of Communications to extend the facility to police awardees.

3 mud houses collapse in rain
Lalru, September 30
Three kuchcha houses collapsed at Sarseeni village due to heavy rain on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, about 10 km from here, this morning. According to sources, the mud houses owned by Jarnail Singh, Ram Singh and Satpal Singh collapsed when the rain water accumulated in the area. The owners were outside their houses when the incident took place.


Fraud case: Director arrested
Chandigarh, September 30
The Economic Offences Wing of the city police has achieved major success with the arrest of one of the directors of the Swarn Bhoomi Group of Companies , allegedly involved in defrauding hundreds of investors across the country on the pretext of earning them huge profits.

Robbery near railway station
Chandigarh, September 30
In a daring case of robbery, miscreants looted Rs 3,800, a bicycle and a tiffin near railway station last evening. According to an FIR registered under Sections 392 and 34 of the IPC, Ram Yadav has alleged that he was threatened by three persons on the unpaved road between railway station and Colony No. 4 at 5:30 pm. The miscreants later snatched his money, bicycle and tiffin, he said.


Sale depot


Need to promote nationalism: Parmanand
Panchkula, September 30
The Governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand, has called upon voluntary and social organisations to inculcate the spirit of national integration among the youth by organising national group song contests, cultural and educational activities in different parts of the country.

Picture caption contest for teachers
Chandigarh, September 30
In a unique gesture, a picture caption contest for school teachers was organised by the local chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India. The participants of the contest were teachers who were accompanying school students during various other competitions organised by the society.

Seminar on education reforms
Chandigarh, September 30
The importance of value-based education, ancient culture and heritage was emphasised at a seminar on education reforms organised by the Sarvhitkari Educational Society at Art Gallery, Sector 10 here yesterday.

Inter-school debate on Oct 6
Panchkula, September 30
An inter-school debate contest will be organised on October 6 by Global College, Sector 4, which is an authorised study centre of Kurukshetra University. The Executive Director, Mr Jagjit Soi, said that topics, including current events on the international scenario, had been chosen to understand the perception of the younger generation on global issues and concerns. An educationist, Dr KS arya, would be chief guest at the function.


Blend of Jazz, Indian classical music
Chandigarh, September 30
Western Jazz and Indian classical music blended in perfect harmony during the Fusion Classical Music concert by reknowned city-based artiste Subhash Ghosh that concluded the four-day World Tourism Day celebrations organised by CITCO at the Sukhna Lake here this evening.

Subhash Ghosh performs at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Subhash Ghosh performs at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Dance competition on Hindi film songs
Chandigarh, September 30
Old Hindi semi classical film songs and Punjabi folk numbers dominated the dance competition, “Dance Dance Dance”, organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts at Open-Air Theatre at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23 here today.

Cultural evening organised
Chandigarh, September 30
Folk songs, dances, comedy and ballet items marked the cultural evening organised by the Uttaranchal Shikhar Kala Manch in collaboration with the Uttaranchal Sanskritik Sangathan at the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 here this evening.
Children present a cultural programme at a function organised by the Uttaranchal Shikhar Kala Manch and the Uttaranchal Sanskritik Sangathan at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Need to improve health services in slums: Jacob
Chandigarh, September 30
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Administrator, Chandigarh, today underlined the need for improving health infrastructure in slums and colonies to help the under-privileged sections of society.

Dental health education programme
Chandigarh, September 30
The Indian Dental Association, in collaboration with Colgate Palmolive, under a slogan “Smile through the millennium” launched a school dental health education programme at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 10 here yesterday.

Workshop on disability prevention begins
Chandigarh, September 30
Mr G.K. Marwaha, Secretary of the Chandigarh Administration’s Social Welfare Department, today inaugurated a three-day workshop on ‘Disability prevention and rehabilitation’ at the Government Medical College and Hospital.
Prof Raj Bahadur (left) during a presentation at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Medical camp held at Kishangarh
Chandigarh, September 30
As many as 294 persons including children, got themselves examined at the eye, dental, ENT and general check-up camp at government Primary School, Kishangarh village, here today.


DAV College win rowing meet
Chandigarh, September 30
The local DAV College, Sector 10, won the team championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Rowing Championship, organised here today at the Sukhna Lake. Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh, secured the second place, white SGGS College, Sector 26 got the third place. The PU campus, Chandigarh, was placed at the fourth place.





Sibia, Deo win golf meet
Chandigarh, September 30
K.S. Sibia and Col J.S. Deo were declared gross winners in the Scramble Golf tournament held here on Sunday at the Golf Club, Sector 6. Earlier in a different kind of event, where two golfers tee off at same time, the first to tee off were Dimple Minocha and Vineet Minocha and the last ones were Alamgir Grewal and Rohit Dagar. As many as 76 golfers competed for the top honours.


‘Admn ignoring encroachments’
SAS Nagar, September 30
The Anti-Encroachment Committee has flayed the local administration for ignoring large-scale encroachments in the town. The committee said almost all hotel owners and shopkeepers had encroached upon public space in front of their premises.

PGIMTA chief’s clarification
Chandigarh, September 30
The PGI Medical Technologists Association president, Mr R. K. Khanchi, here today said the “expelled” association general secretary, Mr Prem Chand, was not authorised to call a general body meeting to expel other office-bearers and replace them with others.

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