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Villagers protest against IT park plan
Thousands stranded on Chandigarh-Panchkula road
Chandigarh, October 4
The Chandigarh Administration’s proposed hi-tech Information Technology park in Kishangarh village received its first jolt as villagers of Kishangarh whose lands and houses are to be acquired protested against the IT park by blocking the busy Chandigarh-Panchkula highway here this morning to drive home their point.

Vehicles caught in a traffic jam on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road Vehicles caught in a traffic jam on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road on Friday morning after residents of Kishangarh and surrounding villages staged a dharna in protest against the acquisition of land for the IT park. 
— Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

12 Tibetans arrested
Chandigarh, October 4
After being caught unawares by the Tibetan students at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, here yesterday, the local police today arrested 12 of them, including six girls, from different parts of the city.



Rose Garden issue: Admn seeks time
Chandigarh, October 4
Save Rose Garden campaign launched by a city advocate trudged ahead with counsel for the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh requesting the Punjab and Haryana High Court to grant two days time for informing the Judges about the decision to shift the venue of agitation.

No end in sight to motorists’ woes
Chandigarh, October 4
Vehicles in the city seem destined to continue their bumpy ride on the Municipal Corporation-maintained roads with just 600 km of a total of 1500 kilometres of roads being carpeted during the past 69 months since the corporation came into being.

Gujral gets extension
Chandigarh, October 4
The Prime Minister’s Office today cleared two-year extension of the UT Home Secretary, Mr Raminder Singh Gujral. A formal letter in this regard is expected to be issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday, sources said.

Tackling virus threat to vultures
Pinjore, October 4
Avian experts will soon have an answer to reasons for the extinction of white-backed and long-billed vultures the world over. They have been able to isolate the virus from tissue samples of diseased birds and are now trying to type it.


Group flays CM on  SYL issue
Chandigarh, October 4
The Chandigarh chapter of the Sikh Core Group here today expressed its disillusionment with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s failure to take measures to protect the state’s right in the SYL case in the Supreme Court.

Missing child reunited
Ms Kuldip Kaur, Sub-Inspector, Women and Child Helpline, Chandigarh Police, (right) hands over Ravinder to his parents
Chandigarh, October 4
A five-year child, Ravinder, who was found wandering alone by the police in the Punjab Engineering College on September 11, was today united with his family. According to the police the ‘Child Line’ of the Paediatrics Department, PGI, played a major role in locating the parents of the child.
Ms Kuldip Kaur, Sub-Inspector, Women and Child Helpline, Chandigarh Police, (right) hands over Ravinder to his parents in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Police to undertake  career counselling
The DIG, Mr Ajay Kashyap, addresses mediapersonsChandigarh, October 4
With an aim to encourage youths to join the police, the city police will undertake a career counselling session from Sunday in connection with recruitment of 200 constables. Ten city colleges and four villages will be covered under the counselling exercise.

The DIG, Mr Ajay Kashyap, addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Friday in connection with career counselling session of the Chandigarh Police. — A Tribune photograph

PFA organises camp
Chandigarh, October 4
People for Animals, (PFA), Chandigarh chapter, organised a pet-care camp on the occasion of the World Animals Day at its pet clinic in Sector 11 here today. Various facilities were provided to pet owners at discounted rates, including a variety of pet products and accessories.

Now, revolving effigies for Dasehra
Chandigarh, October 4
With Dasehra just around the corner, the artisans all over the city have started the process of erecting the effigies of Ravana. For the first time, perhaps, you will see revolving effigies. If you want to see workers giving final touches to the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarn and Meghnath, go to the Panjab University campus. Just behind the university market, you can see them working for hours at a stretch to prepare the effigies.

Pension issue: Jain meets Joshi
Chandigarh, October 4
Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former MP and member of the Panjab University Syndicate, on Wednesday met Dr M.M. Joshi, Union Human Resource Development Minister, and urged him to review the decision of refusal of pension scheme to employees of the university.

Chandikrit-2002 begins
Chandigarh, October 4
Chandikrit — 2002, an annual exhibition to showcase products of the local industry, started in Sector 17, here today. It was inaugurated by Secretary Industries, Mr G.K. Marwah.

BJP leaders  to visit  villages
Chandigarh, October 4
BJP leaders and workers will visit Khuda Alisher, Khuda Lahora and Khuda Jassu on Sunday as part of their “Gaon Chalo Abhiyan”, which was launched in the city from Kaimbwala village by BJP general secretary Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

CMs to lay Law Bhavan’s stone
Chandigarh, October 4
The foundation stone of Law Bhavan; to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2.18 crore, will be laid by the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana, Capt Amarinder Singh, and Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, on October 5 in Sector 37-A, near Ambedkar Bhavan, according to a press note of the chairman, Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu.


Creche owner booked
Chandigarh, October 4
The police has booked the owner of a Sector 19 creche, Sunita, after a boy, who had fallen from the roof of the creche, succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital here on Thursday.

ASI hurt as gun goes off
Panchkula, October 4
An Assistant Sub Inspector of UT Police, Mr Parminder Singh, who was on training at Commando Training Centre in Chandimandir, was seriously injured when a gun went off in his hand.

Two scooters stolen
Chandigarh, October 4
Two scooters have been stolen from two separate places in the city in the past two days. According to the police, an LML Vespa scooter (CH-01N-3100) was stolen from a newspaper office in Sector 25 on Thursday morning, while another Vespa scooter (CH-01-Q-0624) was stolen from Air port parking on Tuesday.


Private schools rue Admn move to impose fine
Chandigarh, October 4
Members of the Chandigarh Private Schools Association expressed anguish over Chandigarh Administration’s move to impose a hefty fine on schools operating from the residential areas for violating building bylaws.

Students display science models
Panchkula, October 4
A science exhibition was held at DAV School, Sector 8, here today, with a number of children demonstrating their scientific aptitude through various working and non-working models.

No admission in PU after Dec 16
Chandigarh, October 4
Students lookout. Panjab University’s Department of Correspondence Studies has made it clear that special provision has not been made for admissions after December 16.


UT police files reply in rape case
Chandigarh, October 4
Acting on an anticipatory plea moved by Ram Lal, a suspect in the rape of a Shimla-based girl, in a separate cheating case registered against him, the UT police today filed a reply before a local court. 

  • Bail plea

  • Three get bail

  • Five-year RI

Bar Assn staff stay away from work
Chandigarh, October 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association members today abstained from work as a mark of respect to Senior Advocate-cum-leading criminal lawyer Piara Singh Mann who breathed his last at about 11 pm yesterday. 


AIDS awareness talk
Chandigarh, October 4
An AIDS awareness programme was organised at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26. Assistant Project Director of AIDS Control Society Saryu informed the NSS volunteers regarding Human Immuno Deficiency Virus and AIDS.

Blood donation camp
Chandigarh, October 4
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha will organise a blood donation camp on October 6 in the BJP office, Kamalam, Sector 33, in the memory of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Workshop on paediatric intensive care
Chandigarh, October 4
The need for timely recognition of circulatory problems, medical intervention to avert multiple organ dysfunction and importance of critical care unit was highlighted by about 45 delegates from city and vicinity during Paediatric Intensive Care Workshop at the Advanced Paediatric Centre of the PGI.


Volleyball meet from Oct 12
Chandigarh, October 4
The Chandigarh Volleyball Association will hold the UT Sub-Junior Boys and Girls State Volleyball Championship at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, on October 12 and 13. Players born on or after January 1,1987, are eligible to take part in the meet.

70-year-old athlete hopes for bright future
Jitender MarwahaChandigarh, October 4
Spread the message of love not hate
Don't be proud of what you gain

These are the views of Mr Jitender Marwaha, a 70-year-old athlete, who has won over 15 medals in the 11th Asian Veteran Sportsmanship, All India Veteran Athletic Championship and other events during the past five years. When the young Indian athletes are struggling to save their face in the Asian Games, Mr Marwaha is lamenting that despite being selected, he could not participate in the International Veterans Athletic Meet held in China last month due to financial const

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