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Rs 10-crore project for PGI computerisation
Chandigarh, October 26
In a mega Rs 10-crore project, the PGI here is all set to be fully computerised and networked. This ambitious project will lead to the creation of a permanent database, their improving patient-care and facilitating medical research and teaching in the institute.

Inter-state gang of car-lifters busted
Panchkula, October 26
The Panchkula police today claimed to have busted a major inter-state gang of car-lifters and recovered 11 cars and jeeps stolen from various parts of Mumbai worth Rs 28 lakh.

Gaeity, fervour mark Dasehra celebrations
Chandigarh, October 26
Effigies of Ravana, Meghnada and Kumbhkaran went up in flames at 29 different venues in the city on the occasion of Dasehra today. For watching the “grand finale”, a large number of residents had thronged the venues much before the sunset and captured “vantage points”.
Grand Finale
Grand Finale: Ravana’s effigy goes up in flames as Lord Rama aims at Ravana during Dasehra celebrations in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph



PUDA anti-encroachment drive begins today
SAS Nagar, October 26
With the deadline to remove encroachments on public land in the town ending today, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has geared up its machinery to start the anti-encroachment drive from tomorrow. The drive was expected to start from Phase 1 here.

Enforcing ban on plastic bags is even bigger task
SAS Nagar, October 26
The implementation of ban on the manufacturing and sale of polythene bags, with thickness of less than 20 microns, in the light of yesterday’s Punjab and Haryana High Court order could be a tough task with economics and production volumes favouring the banned quality of these bags.

Durga puja ends with immersion of idols
Chandigarh, October 26
As dusk descended on the banks of the Ghaggar, heaps of dust rose on the dancing feet of thousands of devotees who had come to witness the immersion of Goddess Durga.
The idol of Goddess Durga is being carried by devotees into the Ghaggar on Friday. This ceremony brought to an end the week-long celebrations. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Mauritius college fixes Indian defence quota
Chandigarh, October 26
A recognised medical college in Mauritius has fixed a special quota for children of Indian soldiers killed in action. Citing a circular issued by Army Headquarters recently, an officer at Western Command Headquarters said that S.S.R. Medical College, situated at Belle Rive on the tiny Indian Ocean island, had reserved two seats in its medical course with effect from January, 2002. 



A blind judge’s campaign for human rights
Chandigarh, October 26
Justice has to be blind to maintain equality but a blind Constitutional Court judge of South Africa fights on unequal terms with those gifted by the nature to rise to the court seat of justice. Mr Zakeria Mohammed Yacoob who has devoted his life to improve the quality of life of the people in South Africa and achieve social justice for everyone, is in the city to deliver lecture on human rights in a seminar scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Jacob admitted to PGI
Chandigarh, October 26
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), has been admitted to the PGI following a urinary tract problem.

Food with poetic flourishEATING OUT
Food with poetic flourish
There is a verse in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:
Dreaming when dawn’s left hand
was in the sky,
I heard a voice within the tavern cry
“Awake my little ones,
and fill the cup
before life’s liquor in its cup be dry”

UNESCO Year of Ecology and Sprituality
Chandigarh, October 26
The Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, Chandigarh, has called for celebrating 2004 as the UNESCO-sponsored year of ecology and spirituality. This was announced here today by Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, and President of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation.

BJP to honour 40 workers
Chandigarh, October 26
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has identified 40 workers of the Jana Sangh to be honoured on the occasion of the golden jubilee of its earlier avtar. The announcement of names of those identified will be made tomorrow.



6 held for gambling
SAS Nagar, October 26
The police raided a hotel in Phase 9 and caught red-handed at least five persons, reported to be property dealers, for indulging in gambling here this evening. Sources in the police said while the Dasehra celebrations were going on in the Phase 8 ground, a police party got a information that gambling was going on in a room of Majestic Hotel in Phase 9.

Woman commits suicide
Chandigarh, October 26
A 22-year-old woman of Hallomajra, Bimla Devi, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house today. 

Factory chowkidar found dead
Chandigarh, October 26
The body of a chowkidar was reportedly found on a factory premises in the Industrial Area where he was employed. According to the police, the body of Rajesh Kumar bore several injury marks.


Women entrepreneurs’ exhibition
Chandigarh, October 26
When innovative ideas and creative talent couple with marketing skill, the result is as colourful as Inder Dhanush , an exhibition-cum-sale by women entrepreneurs of this region. 
A view of an exhibition “Inder Dhanush” organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women, Canara Bank, at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector-15, in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph



DPI (Colleges) seeks reply on alleged misbehaviour
Chandigarh, October 26
Acting on a written complaint filed against the alleged abusive behaviour by the Director Public Instructions (Schools), Mr D.S. Saroya, the Joint Secretary Finance-cum-Director Public Instructions (Colleges), Mr K.A.P. Sinha, has sent a copy of the complaint to Mr Saroya seeking a prompt reply.

City residents watch the final one-day cricket match between India and South Africa on a 10'x12' screen put up in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. 
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Directions by DPI on use of crackers
Chandigarh, October 26
The Director Public Instructions (Schools) has issued directions to all government, government-aided privately managed and recognised schools here yesterday, to sensitise students against the use of crackers on Dasehra and Divali.

15 elected to PU Senate
Chandigarh, October 26
Results of all 15 seats of the graduate constituency of Panjab University Senate were declared as the counting process concluded on the fifth day here early this morning.

Asha Khurana
Asha Khurana

Putting memory on fast track
She helps students by improving their memory. Ms Asha Khurana’s “Safalta Sansthaan” has memory training courses devised by her after four years’ effort and today after 10 years in this field she has trained more than 10,000 students all over the country.

Traffic Education Week celebrated
Panchkula, October 26
A Traffic Education Week was celebrated by the NSS and NCC units of Government College, Panchkula, yesterday. A talk on “traffic awareness and road safety” was delivered by Mr Manoj Yadav, SP.


ADJ pulled up for violating rules
Chandigarh, October 26
Coming down heavily on Gurgaon’s Additional District Judge, Mr Justice V.K. Jhanji of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today observed that the ADJ should not have decided a civil revision as the matter involved his family land also.

  • Collector’s interest not binding

  • Order to DGP in kidnap case

Bar council to discuss complaints against advocates
Chandigarh, October 26
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council will discuss about 158 complaints filed by litigants against the advocates at their forthcoming meeting scheduled to be held on November 3 for their alleged professional misconduct. The secretary of the council, Mr C.L. Munjal, said that the council had received complaints moved by a number of aggrieved litigants against advocates from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.



Docs' association for a cause
Chandigarh, October 26
Doctors of Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, practising in and around Chandigarh have formed an association for a cause. The doctors from all fields of specialities have decided to improve the deteriorating patient-doctor relationship. 

Free diabetic camp on Sunday
Chandigarh, October 26
The Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Sector 44, will organise a free diabetic camp at Dr Kamboj’s Hospital in Sector 44-D on Sunday. 



St John’s school win cricket title
Chandigarh, October 26
A brilliant knock of unbeaten 91 runs by Aayush Raj Soni helped St John’s-26 in winning the under-12 title of the IV Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament played here today at St John’s High School, Sector 26.

  • Volleyball title


26 Labour Bureau employees flout EC’s order
Chandigarh, October 26
As many as 26 employees of the Labour Bureau may be booked by the police for not reporting on duty assigned to them by the Election Commission of India for a month-long electoral roll revision exercise beginning on November 5.

Crime against women cell from next week
Panchkula, October 26
With the rising instances of crime against women in the district, the local police has decided to set up a crime against women cell. This cell will be operational from next week. It is learnt that this will be set up under the direct supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Police (Rural), Ms Bharti Arora. This will be set up in the same premises as the Sector 10 police post.

Explanation of 15 employees sought
Chandigarh, October 26
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh here yesterday sought explanation from 15 employees who were found to be either late or absent from duty. The Assistant Commissioner-I, Mr Ashok Vashisht, issued letters seeking explanation from the employees.

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