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Water samples from Dadu Majra, Palsora found contaminated
Chandigarh, September 22
Notwithstanding tall claims of the Municipal corporation of Chandigarh and the health authorities of keeping slum areas clean and providing them with “safe” drinking water, barely two months after the outbreak of cholera in the Palsora and Dadu Majra areas, residents here are being supplied with contaminated water supply, not fit for human consumption.

Cable operators out to woo subscribers 
Plan to lay optic fibre cable
Panchkula, September 22
Threatened by residents’ upsurge against enhanced cable tariffs, operators have decided to upgrade their services. From ensuring uninterrupted transmission to providing latest technology, operators are going all out to woo customers and put “ cable war” behind them.

Senate meeting: academics take back seat
Chandigarh, September 22
Service matters concerning teachers and non-teachers dominated the Panjab University Senate meeting here today. Of the total, nearly 30 items pertained to appointments, confirmations and other service matters of the university employees. More than 20 items pertained to affiliation of colleges.


Rape case: more arrests likely
Chandigarh, September 22
More arrest(s) in the rape case of a girl from Shimla are on the cards. After lying low for a week after the arrest of a Head Constable, the Chandigarh Police is likely to proceed against a Haryana bureaucrat whose name has figured “prominently” in the alleged frame-up case.

Pot-holed road causes trouble for commuters
Dera Bassi, September 22
Scores of commuters and pedestrians are suffering due to deep potholes on the Mubarikpur-Ramgarh stretch of the old Ambala-Kalka highway, thanks to the Punjab Public Works Department (PPWD) which has apparently turned a blind eye towards the maintenance of the road.

CITY residents seem to have taken to the dull autumn in a bright way. This is evident from the beautiful hues of red, pink, yellow, green and blue that are ruling the fashion scene in the city.
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Mukherjee comes to rescue of MC

Chandigarh, September 22
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Home Ministry, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, here today assured the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, of taking up issues of non-issuance of SC certificates and Central Government’s delay in releasing money to the municipal corporation as recommended by the Second Delhi Finance Commission.

Mr Pranab Mukherjee, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and a CWC member, waves to crowd in a rally
Mr Pranab Mukherjee, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and a CWC member, waves to crowd in a rally at Congress Bhavan in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, and Mr B.B. Bahl, are also in the picture. — A Tribune photograph

Students come to kidney patient’s aid
Chandigarh, September 22
The students, faculty members and staff of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College have come to the rescue of Uma Jha, a resident of Dharbanga in Bihar, who has been awaiting a kidney transplant at the PGI for the past six months, due to a financial crunch.

Be careful with 100-note wads
Chandigarh, September 22
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised the public to exercise caution while accepting wads of 100 of currency notes in daily transactions. The RBI has cautioned that people tend to accept wads of 100 currency notes branded with stamps of bank branches without examining the notes, thinking that these would have been prepared and issued by the banks.
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Brisk walking contest for elders
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh police will organise a senior citizens’ brisk walking competition in collaboration with the Senior Citizens’ Association on September 24. The competition is also open for senior citizens from outside the city.

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Doc held for molesting patient
Panchkula, September 22
The police has arrested a doctor, Dr Chandra Mohan from Dhandardu village, on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman patient. The accused had reportedly been called to examine the woman, when he misbehaved with her when he found her alone inside the house. The police has registered a case under Sections 354 and 506 of IPC.

2 Haryana tourism employees held on rape charge
Chandigarh, September 22
A 30-year-old woman of Hallo Majra was allegedly raped by two employees of the Haryana Tourism Corporation (HTC) at a Haryana Government-run guest house in Sector 2 here last night.

One killed,  four hurt in  road mishaps
Panchkula, September 22
One person was killed and four others were injured in five separate accidents in the district within past 24 hours. A Canter driver from Shimla, Dil Bahadur, was killed and three others were injured when a Canter and a truck collided with each other near Pinjore on the National Highway 22 at around 2 am today. 

Rahul’s body yet to be found
Kharar, September 22
The police has not yet succeeded in locating the body of five-year-old, Rahul, of Mundi Kharar village. It may be mentioned that Rahul was allegedly killed by his stepfather Harvinder Singh by throwing him in Bhakra Canal, near Morinda.


Chandigarh chapter of National HRD network launched
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh chapter of the National Human Resource Development ( HRD) network was launched at the northern headquarters of the Confederation of Indian Industries ( CII ) here yesterday.

Are you being short-changed by your bank?
Chandigarh, September 22
Next time you go to a bank in the city to withdraw a packet of currency notes, be careful. You may be short-changed. The packet, even if sealed, stapled and stamped, may not contain the full amount you have asked for.

IIMM celebrates annual day
Chandigarh, September 22
The local branch of the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) celebrated its 18th annual day here on Sunday. It was attended by the representatives of leading industrial units namely Swaraj Mazda, Punjab Tractor Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited, Swaraj Engine, Ranbaxy Limited,, Max GB Limited, Semi-Conductor Limited, Gujarat Ambuja, GNA Limited, Indswift Limited, Godrej Limited, and Dabur Limited.
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‘They stop not till the goal is reached’
erving the society with zeal for over three decades, Manav Mangal, High School, Sector 21, has come a long way, growing with its students. Beginning with 30 students from residential premises in Sector 9, the school was inaugurated on April 28, 1968, by the then Home Secretary, UT.
Manav Mangal High School, Sector-21, Chandigarh. — Photos Parvesh Chauhan 
Manav Mangal High School, Sector-21, Chandigarh

‘School is second home for the child’
urrounded by trophies his students have won in various contests, academic or co-curricular, Mr Sanjay Sardana, Principal of Manav Mangal, is consumed with a passion of improving his own standards. With the school seen as their "second home" by students, he strives to provide the best possible facilities to enable them to be something in life.

Foundation stone of school building laid
Chandigarh, September 22
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), laid the foundation stone of a new building of St Mary’s School in Sector 46, here today. Speaking on the occasion, he said with the world emerging as global village, there was need to pay proper attention to information technology.

Elders’ day with kids
Chandigarh, September 22
The day came as a departure from routine for the inmates of the Old Age Home in Sector 15, here today, who celebrated “Grandparents Day” with tiny tots of the Evergreen Academy, Sector 34.

Children of Evergreen Academy enjoy with inmates of the Old Age Home, Sector 15, on the occasion of Grandparents’ Day in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Children of Evergreen Academy enjoy with inmates of the Old Age Home


‘Didi Thakuran’ a play on peaceful co-existence
Chandigarh, September 22
On the fifth day of the National Natya Festival at Tagore Theatre, Satish Anand directed “Didi Thakuran”, a play based on two communities sorting out their differences for a peaceful coexistence, was presented. Though a good subject, relevant in today’s society, the production revolved around too many emotions segmented in too many loosely bound scenes, thus wobbling at times and failing to keep audience’s interest intact.


PGI dumps rules with biomedical waste
Chandigarh, September 22
Heaps of plastic bottles fished out by scavengers from the garbage at the Dadu Majra dumping site, bely claims of authorities of strictly following the government guidelines on biomedical waste management.

Medical reps to launch stir
Chandigarh, September 22
Medical and sales representatives from the entire northern region today decided to launch a movement against black marketing and sale of spurious and substandard medicines and reduction in the prices of life-saving drugs.

10-day medical camp
SAS Nagar, September 22
A 10-day su-jok, reiki and acupressure camp is being organised by the management of the Phase IX Shiv Mandir on the temple premises here. Mr Rakesh Kumar, president of the temple management committee, said in a press note that the camp was inaugurated yesterday at 4 pm by Mr Rammurti Aggarwal.


Gymnastics meet concludes

Chandigarh, September 22
The XXXth Chandigarh Gymnastics Championship concluded today at Sports Complex, Sector 7. The various overall winners included, Yogita in women artistic event, followed by Pinky at second position and Tanu at third. In the boys (under-17) final, Sanjeev secured first place, Vikram second and Aphaba got third place.

Allround best gymnasts (L to R) — Amit Kumar (under-14), Sanjeev Kumar (under-17), Deepika Rawat (under-12), Nazma (under-15) and Yogita (senior women category) show victory sign at the concluding function of the Chandigarh State Gymnastics Championship held at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Verification drive: 692 servants registered
Chandigarh, September 22
In the third phase of servant verification drive carried out by the Chandigarh Police at 10 different places in the city today, as many as 692 servants were registered with the police.


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