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Pkl-Surajpur highway widening stalled
Rs 8 cr goes to ‘more important’ projects
Panchkula, September 10
The work to make the 8 km stretch of the national highway from Majri Chowk here to Surajpur a four-lane one has been stalled for the time being. Sources in the national-highway branch of the Public Works Department (Bridges and Roads) said the project had not been included in the revised annual plan of Panchkula division.

Boy crushed to death in saw mill
Dera Bassi, September 10
A 15-year-old son of a labourer died after his trouser got entangled in a wheel-rod of a saw mill located on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in Bhankharpur village about 3 km from here, last evening.  Inner view of a saw mill, where Manjit Kumar, son of Shambhoo Nath, was killed
Inner view of a saw mill, where Manjit Kumar, son of Shambhoo Nath, was killed after his trousers got entangled in the wheel of a machine in Bhankharpur, near Dera Bassi, on Monday evening. — A Tribune photograph



Devotees perform Ganesha pooja to celebrate Shree Sarvajaneek Ganeshotsava-2000 in Maharashtra Bhavan, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Devotees perform Ganesha pooja to celebrate Shree Sarvajaneek Ganeshotsava-2000 in Maharashtra Bhavan, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma

PU plans a health research centre
Chandigarh, September 10
In a major research project, Panjab University plans to establish a public health centre to consider an action- oriented multi-disciplinary health systems research to strengthen major areas of public health practice.

Goods worth Rs 3.5 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, September 10
Three incidents of theft involving over Rs 3.50 lakh were reported in the city today. Bronze items worth Rs 40,000 were stolen from an industrial unit in the Industrial Area here. The theft was noticed early in the this morning. According to information available, stolen items include taps and sanitary fitting.

Two MC employees suspended
SAS Nagar, September 10
The Department of Local Government, Punjab, has suspended two of the three Municipal Council employees who were arrested by the officials of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on charges of taking a bribe here on August 26.


Illegal taxi stand lures bus passengers
Chandigarh, September 10
A full-fledged commercial centre-cum-taxi stand has sprung up on a prime piece of government land along the highway to Ambala facing PRTC workshop offering a tough competition to the government buses plying on the route.

When parents’ education takes priority
Chandigarh, September 10
Every morning he wakes up at 5, takes out the books from the cupboard and flips through the pages till he finds the chapter he is looking for. Happy over his little achievement, he pulls out the note book and begins to jot down notes. No, he is not a student preparing for final examinations, but father of a four-year-old doing homework.

Students come to rescue of kidney patient 
Chandigarh, September 10
Help came knocking at closed doors of hope from unexpected quarters. Just when kidney patient Uma Jha was struggling for finances, a group of five biotechnology students, moved by her plight, have collected over Rs 16,000 — a big amount for students.

Police clueless in Sheila murder case
Chandigarh, September 10
The police is still clueless in the ten-day-old case of gruesome murder of 66-year-old resident of Sector 47, Sheila Khanna. The victim was found lying in a pool of blood on September 1 at her residence.

Strollers object to patrolling on bicycles
Chandigarh, September 10
Perturbed by introduction of ‘patrolling on bicycles by policemen’ at the Sukhna, a group of eminent citizens, including several bureaucrats, lawyers, judicial officers, doctors, academicians, businessmen and bankers, have submitted a representation to the Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), demanding its immediate withdrawal.

Filth surrounds govt school
Chandigarh, September 10
When the Governor, Punjab, had come here last time, he asked the officials to keep the area clean, but now the situation has gone from bad to worse, commented a village resident on the condition of surroundings. The presence of a mobile toilet, garbage bin and stagnant water just all along the boundary of Government High School with nearly 300 children located in the colony has feared the chance of spreading of malaria and many other diseases. 

Test blasts create panic
Panchkula, September 10
Testing of newly developed bombs in the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory range near Ramgarh created a scare among people for over an hour.

Roadways employees condemn privatisation move
Chandigarh, September 10
The Haryana Roadways was providing free travel facility to over 1.5 lakh students and other persons. It was costing around Rs 14 crore annually to it. Instead of compensating the roadways, the government was blaming it for losses. If the roadways was compensated for the free travel facility, it would register profits, said Mr Lal Chand Kasana, president, Haryana Roadways Workers Union, Chandigarh Depot, here today.

Needed: a common engg entrance test
URING the last three years, more than 100 coaching centres, mostly giving coaching to the students for IITJEE examination, have come up in Chandigarh alone. Every centre is claiming to have met roaring success, exhibiting the names, ranks and even photographs of successful students in newspapers. It is also said that many centres approach successful students, shower them with gifts and make them sign a declaration that they had consulted those centres for coaching purposes.

  • Teachers’ Day

  • Ban narcotics


Two injured in attack
Chandigarh, September 10
Two persons were injured when they were assaulted by two persons at a marriage function in Sector 20 here. According to information available, Rabeen Kumar, a resident of Sector 20, complained that Babloo and Kira assaulted him and his friend, Jagjit Singh. The latter's left arm was fractured. A case under Sections 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station.


Talent search contest
SAS Nagar, September 10
A talent search contest was organised at Government College here today. The contest was divided into three categories for which three parallel functions were organised.

Tree plantation at GMSSS-22
Chandigarh, September 10
A tree plantation function was organised by the Parent-Teacher Association, NSS volunteers and members of the Environment Society of India at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today.

  • Quiz competition

  • Interviews for lecturers


Notice issued on council poll
Chandigarh, September 10
A Division Bench of the High Court on Tuesday issued notice of motion to the state of Punjab, Congress MLA Razia Sultana and other respondents for September 23 on a petition filed by Vice-President of Malerkotla Municipal Council Kewal Krishan Jindal and 12 other members challenging the elections of President Faquir Mohammad.

  • Notice issued on encroachment

HC ruling on appeals
Chandigarh, September 10
In less than three months after Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act of 1999 was enforced, Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that all appeals after July 1 would have to be filed before the court which passed the decree and added that a litigant could approach the appellate court directly, in cases calling for immediate intervention, after incorporating all the circumstances justifying the direct presentation of the appeal before the appellate court till appropriate rules were framed.

Advocates to abstain from work
Chandigarh, September 10
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana comprising nearly 35,000 advocates have decided to abstain from work on September 18 following a call given by the Bar Council of India to observe “National Protest Day”. This was stated by the Chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, at a press conference here today.

Order reserved on Sidhu’s bail plea
Chandigarh, September 10
A local court today reserved order on the bail plea of the suspended Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC), Mr Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, under the Arms Act till tomorrow. The case against the accused was registered under the Excise Act and the Arms Act after the recovery of 14 bottles of foreign liquor, 250 rounds of .12-bore gun and 225 rounds of the Springfield rifle from his house in Sector 39.

Hearing in rape case today
Chandigarh, September 10
Giving a new twist to the on-going controversy, the parents of a Shimla district resident, allegedly raped after in a car, today claimed that they were not being allowed to meet their daughter.

Notice of motion to UT Admn
Chandigarh, September 10
In less than a fortnight after a Class II student was electrocuted on the school premises, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for December 4 on a petition filed by a social organisation along with the victim’s father.


Sharmishtha MukherjeePolitics in family, wedded to kathak
Chandigarh, September 10
Growing out of her father’s strong political shadow was never so much of an issue with Sharmishtha Mukherjee. Caressing her love for the north Indian dance tradition kathak, she has come a long way, putting behind her all those political influences which were naturally a part of her surroundings.

Exploring the majesty of nature
Chandigarh, September 10
The romance of nature comes alive in the water colours put up by Baldev Rattan in hotel Mountview. From the first canvas to the last, Rattan’s ensemble explores the beauty and form of nature and its countless majestic forms.

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), takes a look at the water colours put up by Baldev Rattan at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), takes a look at the water colours put up by Baldev Rattan at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


Inscol offers health plan

Chandigarh, September 10
If the fear of back-breaking medical bills is haunting you, INSCOL has launched a health plan. If you subscribe to “managed care ”, you will not have to pay for medical expenses as these can be claimed directly by hospitals from insurance companies.

Mr Daljit S. Gujral, Managing Director, Inscol, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Daljit S. Gujral, Managing Director, Inscol, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

No-scalpel surgery camp
SAS Nagar, September 10
A three-day camp on no scalpel vasectomy (NSV) was organised at the ESI hospital in Industrial Area Phase VII here yesterday. The camp has been organised by Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd jointly with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Man blames PGI for child’s death
Panchkula, September 10
Mr Sandeep Jairath, a man who lives in Sector 11 here, has alleged that irregularities on part of the PGI authorities in treating his two-year-old child, Sahil, caused his death.


A golfer in the making
Chandigarh, September 10
Tall and lanky Sagar Bhatia, a local lad and just 17-year-old, is maturing into a professional golfer. He has just returned from Delhi after showing a magnificent performance in the All-India Junior Golf Tournament held at DLF Golf Course, Gurgaon, where he finished seventh. Sagar who took to golf at the age of seven years, has a long list of achievements to his credit all these years besides having a hole- in- one at the age of 14.

Soccer title for Sanjay school
Chandigarh, September 10
Boys of Sanjay Public school, Sector 44, emerged winners when they clinched the DAV Trophy by defeating DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, 3-1 via tie breaker played here today at Sector 17 Football Stadium this evening.
Boys of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, play for the DAV Trophy against DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in Sector 17 Football Stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Boys of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, play for the DAV Trophy against DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, in Sector 17 Football Stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Set up squash court in Mountview’
Chandigarh, September 10
Have a squash court in Hotel Mountview and explore the possibility of setting up facilities for playing croquet, said the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), after inaugurating an exhibition in the hotel this evening.


11-member body to monitor water quality
Chandigarh, September 10
Following orders from the Union Government, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to monitor and check quality of water in the city on a regular basis through a newly constituted state-level Water Quality Review Committee (WQRC).


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