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Police alert in city
Chandigarh, September 25
In the wake of the carnage at Gandhinagar's Akshardham Temple, the Chandigarh police has sounded an alert and security has been beefed up at prominent religious places in the city. COPS ON ALERT
COPS ON ALERT: Cops have been posted at prominent religious places in Chandigarh in the wake of the carnage at Gandhinagar's Akshardham temple. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

BJP opposes bandh call by Cong, VHP, Sena
Chandigarh, September 25
The BJP today opposed the bandh calls given by the Congress in Gujarat and the VHP and Shiv Sena at the national level saying these would add fuel to the fire in the wake of attack on the Swaminarain Temple in Gandhinagar.
Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (extreme left), BJP national general secretary, addresses a rally Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (extreme left), BJP national general secretary, addresses a rally at Kaimbwala village near Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Moderate Hindu, Sikh leaders may be targeted
Chandigarh, September 25
Variance in opinion over the provocation for the terrorist attack on the Akshardham temple at Gandhinagar in Gujarat last evening notwithstanding, security arrangements have been beefed up as intelligence agencies have quoted “moderate Sikh and Hindu leaders” and government buildings as “soft targets” in the region.

Appointments of clerks cancelled
SAS Nagar, September 25
The Punjab School Education Board today cancelled the appointments of 134 clerks and decided to keep them on contract. They will be required to appear in a fresh test for getting regular appointment.

Admn gives land on water
Chandigarh, September 25
While the Forest Department has said on record that certain areas in Sector 48 are waterlogged, authorities have allotted a huge chunk of such a land to a housing society. Now, multistorey apartments are to come up there.

A waterlogged site allotted to Popular Co-operative House Building Society in Sector 48-B, Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph

A waterlogged site allotted to Popular Co-operative House Building Society in Sector 48-B, Chandigarh

High fee, rents keep Nigerians away
Chandigarh, September 25
“Nigeria continues to look towards India in many areas, including advancement of technology,” says Mr G.D. Akpan, Minister Counsellor (Information) in the Nigerian High Commission, maintaining that the two countries have always enjoyed the best of relations.

Paddy: Badal, Chautala join hands
Chandigarh, September 25
Former Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala have decided to pool their efforts to step up pressure on the Centre for helping farmers on the paddy issue. They have also decided to contact Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu in this regard.


‘Musharraf’s actions and promises mismatch’
Chandigarh, September 25
There is a big gap between Pakistan President General Musharraf’s promises and what he has delivered. As a result Pakistani involvement to destabilise India and cross-border terrorism continues unabated, said Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), the Governor of Punjab, in his inaugural address at a seminar on ‘Problems in India’s security’ organised by the Centre for Defence and National Security Studies at the ICSSR Complex in Panjab University here yesterday.

Devotees take part in a ‘kalassh yatra’ on the eve of the arrival of Sant Asaram Bapu
Devotees take part in a ‘kalassh yatra’ on the eve of the arrival of Sant Asaram Bapu, in Sector 10 of Panchkula on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Seek probe against Advani, BJP told
Chandigarh, September 25
The Congress today urged the BJP to demand an inquiry against Home Minister L. K. Advani, who controls the Chandigarh Administration, for the allotment of land to the Heritage Society involving local Congress MP Pawan Bansal and senior Congress leader Ms Ambika Soni.

MCC to prune trees in southern sectors
Chandigarh, September 25
To make driving at night more safe, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is launching a campaign to prune branches of trees which are camouflaging streetlights. The MCC will also prune branches trees blocking the vision of commuters, thus preventing them from seeing traffic lights.

Financiers’ plea to police
Chandigarh, September 25
Financial institutions and companies dealing in sale and purchase of vehicles in the city have sought that the Chandigarh police allows repossession of their vehicle. Stating a recent judgement of the Supreme Court in the Tarun Bhargava v/s State of Haryana case, wherein orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court against forcible repossession of a hypothecated item by a creditor had been stayed, the financiers said that a major racket of financing vehicles and defaulting on the instalments was going on in the city.

Seminar on emerging trends in EPF
SAS Nagar, September 25
The National Institute of Personnel Management (Punjab Chapter in collaboration with the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner’s office organised a seminar on “Emerging trends in EPF’ here yesterday.


40-yr-old woman jumps to death
Panchkula, September 25
Mamta Bakshi (40), a resident of Sector 2 here, allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the fourth storey of the Hafed building located in Sector 5 here, this afternoon.

A police personnel inspects the body of Mamta Bakshi who jumped from the fourth floor of the Hafed building in Sector 5 of Panchkula on Wednesday afternoon. — A Tribune photograph

A police personnel inspects the body of Mamta Bakshi

Car crushes woman to death
Panchkula, September 25
A woman was crushed to death, while two others were injured in three separate accidents in the city during the past 24 hours. According to the police, Rajni Kumari, a cyclist, died on the spot when a Santro car (HP-23-A-0107) knocked her down on the Ambala-Kalka highway, near Chandi Mandir, yesterday. She was a resident of Bir Ghaggar village.

RajanBoy crushed to death
Chandigarh, September 25
A seven-year-old boy, Rajan, was crushed to death by a speeding truck while he was returning home after attending his school here this afternoon. The driver fled from the spot in the truck. However, the registration number of the vehicle was noted down by some persons present at the site.

Man assaulted, dies in  hospital
Chandigarh, September 25
A 30-year-old man, Surinder Kumar, died in Sector 11 under mysterious circumstances after allegedly being beaten up by two persons here today. As per police sources, Surinder, a resident of Housing Board Colony, Dhanas, who used to sell shoes and bathroom sleepers on a rehri in the Sector 11 market, had some altercation with two fellow rehriwalas, Kulwinder and Dhanna.


Building house without it is unthinkable
Dreaming of fixtures in a house? You can not do without checking up varieties in this market for adding internal aesthetics to it without visiting this market. But the claim of fulfilling the dream of fixtures needed does not reflect in the size of the market stretching from shop number 2901 to 2946, too few shops to cater to a vast market of Himachal, Haryana and Punjab apart from the city and neighbouring towns of Panchkula and SAS Nagar. A night view of the Bajwara market in Sector 22-C
A night view of the Bajwara market in Sector 22-C. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Smart card cos unveil global partnerships
Chandigarh, September 25
India’s smart card companies, Smart Chip Limited and Syscom Corporation, have announced their global technology partnerships under the banner Team-Smart India. Syscom and Smart Chip have played a big role in the GSM and non-GSM smart card-based system integration market, having delivered over seven million smart cards.


Prof U.R. Rao to address CSIR delegates
Chandigarh, September 25
Prof U.R. Rao, Chairman of the ISRO-DOS and Prasar Bharti, will deliver a lecture on “Space and human security” at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation here on September 27.

Career fest opens today
Chandigarh, September 25
With a view to providing career counselling and guidance on professional courses to students and parents alike, the All-India Management Association is organising a four-day career fest from tomorrow.

Cultural function at PEC
Chandigarh, September 25
Chandigarh Engineering College organised a cultural function here. Christened Sangam — a cultural fest — it presented a perfect blend of all the streams of engineering including B.Tech, BCA and MCA.

Kids dress up to ape Mother Nature
Chandigarh, September 25
Butterflies and trees, vegetables and flowers were in plenty at DAV Public School, Sector 8, which saw an enthusiastic response from tiny tots of kindergarten at a fancy dress competition here yesterday.

Kids to take exam on heritage
Chandigarh, September 25
Over 100 government and private schools, both urban and rural, in Chandigarh have been contacted by the Gayatri Chetna Kender for Bharatiya Sanskriti Gyan Pariksha, a nationwide examination to be conducted on September 28 in the city .

Training at CEDTI
SAS Nagar, September 25
Two training programmes for international participants were inaugurated at the CEDTI here today. The programmes — “Advanced course on multimedia and web design technology” and “Repair and maintenance of telecom terminal equipment, computers and peripherals” — have been sponsored by the Union Ministry of External Affairs under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation and the Special Commonwealth African Assistance Plan.


PU student leaders get bail
Chandigarh, September 25
Two student leaders of Panjab University — president of the Students Organisation of Panjab University Harvir Singh, and president of the Panjab University Students Union Malwinder Singh Kang— were today released on bail by a local court in an attempt to murder case.

Meeting on space shortage in Dist Courts
Chandigarh, September 25
In order to solve the chambers problem in the District Courts, a meeting was held between the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S Bhalla, the UT Deputy Commissioner-cum-Estate Officer, Mr M. Ramsekhar and the president of the District Bar Association, Mr N.K Nanda and the Secretary, Mr N.K Kapil, on the court premises here today.


Values change with time, says play
Chandigarh, September 25
Stage work and performance of the actors in NSD repertory’s ‘Ek violin samander ke kinare’ was a learning experience for the performers at Tagore Theatre here this evening. The frequent shifting in the stage settings were a perfect backdrop for the plot of the novel by Krishna Chander.

Common man’s dreams bid adieu to theatre fest
Chandigarh, September 25
It was a perfect end to a near perfect theatre festival. The six-day festival concluded yesterday with staging of the final play — the much awaited Mohan Mahrishi directed ‘Deewar Mein Ek Khirki Rahti Thi’, the play about a man’s dreams that reached out to even the most cynical soul.


PGI to host congress on child psychiatric issues
Chandigarh, September 25
Over 500 delegates from all over world over will be attending the international Congress on Child and adolescent psychiatry and allied professions’, in which various issues like crisis in parenting , emotional abuse and neglect and evolution of child would be taken up.

GMCH proposes fellowship for Bangladesh doctors
Chandigarh, September 25
After holding a three day international training workshop on management of spinal injury at Dhaka, the Orthopaedics Department of Government Medical College and Hospital , is proposing to hold a fellowship programme in this field for doctors from Bangladesh.

Health camp at Senior Citizens Home
Chandigarh, September 25
To mark the senior citizens' week being observed in the city, a health camp was organised by the Social Welfare Department and the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Council at the Senior Citizens Home here today. The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) inaugurated the camp.

460 donate blood
Chandigarh, September 25
As many as 460 units of blood was collected at a camp organised at Punjab Engineering College here today. Students, faculty members and employees of the PEC donated blood at the camp organised by the NSS unit of the college in collaboration with the PEC branch of the State Bank of India and the Rotary Chandigarh Central.


Boxing championship results
Chandigarh, September 25
SD Public School, Sector 32, was adjudged first with 31 points, while Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, was declared second with 30 points in the Chandigarh Junior Boxing championship played here today at Boxing Coaching Centre in Sector 23.

A young pugilist makes a move against his opponent in the 25th Chandigarh State Junior Boxing Championship in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma
A young pugilist makes a move against his opponent


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