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Launch campaign to catch stray dogs, HC tells MC
Chandigarh, October 10
In an order aimed at leashing the menace of biting canines, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed counsel for the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to get in touch with the authorities concerned for launching a campaign to catch stray dogs and other animals wandering in the city.

Threat of dengue outbreak looms large
Chandigarh, October 10
With 13 fresh cases being reported today, the threat of a outbreak of dengue fever looms large in Mani Majra, as the health authorities have started house to house check, with announcements being made in the area to dry up any stagnant water.

When kids demand arrows, don’t bow
Chandigarh, October 10
A 14-year-old Class IX student was rushed to a private clinic with eye injury after his friend, playing with bow and arrows, misdirected a shot. For over a month, Rahul Sharma walked with bandage over his eye.

City rejoices over India’s victory
Chandigarh, October 10
It was a great day for sports lovers today as India notched up a memorable 4-3 victory over Pakistan in the hockey semi-finals in Busan Asian Games. Chandigarh and Punjab ought to proud as the winning goal was scored by Ferozepore-based Gagan Ajit Singh. Another goal was scored by Daljit Dhillon of Punjab while the Assistant Coach of the team, Narinder Sodhi, is a city resident.

Befitting reply to terrorism: Ashwani Kumar
Chandigarh, October 10
“The culmination of the electoral process in Jammu & Kashmir is a triumph of democracy and a befitting reply to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the state,” says Mr Ashwani Kumar, MP, and Chairman, Vichar Vibhag of the All-India Congress Committee.


SAS Nagar gets Bal Sangam
SAS Nagar, October 10
The BJP had to witness defeat in the J&K elections because the NDA and other supporting parties had not fought the elections unitedly. This was stated by Mr LD Swamy, Union Minister of State for Home, while talking to mediapersons here this evening. He said though the BJP had fielded 28 candidates it could win only one seat.

Exhibition to promote Indian literature
Chandigarh, October 10
The British Library has come up with yet another noble way to promote Indian literature: by holding an exhibition of a series posters based on recreated anthology of about 21 popular books by Indian authors.

BSNL phones out of order
Chandigarh, October 10
Residents of Sector 70, SAS Nagar, have complained that they are facing a strange problem for the past few days as their BSNL phones are working between 9 am and 5 pm only. They say despite repeated complaints to the department, the problem has not been resolved.

MC bypoll: 2 file papers
SAS Nagar, October 10
Two candidates have filed their nomination papers as Independents for the byelections from ward no 14 of the Municipal Council. Today was the last day to file the nomination papers.

Fifth day of Ramlila
Chandigarh, October 10
On the fifth day of Ramlila, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana reached the Sarju river and asked the Kevat to take them to the other side. The oarsman hesitated and sought permission of Lord Rama to wash his feet.


Four theft cases registered in one day
Chandigarh, October 10
An incident of chain snatching and theft of three motor cycles were reported from different parts of the city during the past 24-hours. Two unidentified youths, riding a scooter (CH-01-3723), allegedly snatched a gold chain from Ms Gurinder Kaur, a resident of Phase X, SAS Nagar, yesterday. The incident occurred near Government College, Sector 46, last morning. A case under Sections 379 and 356 of the IPC has been registered.


City emerging as a designer jewellery market
Chandigarh, October 10
Despite a wide difference between the sales tax on gold and diamonds in Chandigarh and the neighbouring states, including Punjab and Haryana, the city has emerged as the biggest designer jewellery market over the past few years. With the advent of festival season, the jewellery markets in Sectors 22 and 17 are witnessing a heavy rush.

With the advent of festival season, women customers are thronging various jewellery shops in Sector 22, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
With the advent of festival season, women customers are thronging various jewellery shops in Sector 22

Industrialists resent BSNL move
SAS Nagar, October 10
The Mohali Industries Association (Baidwan faction) has resented the BSNL proposal to separate the town from Chandigarh Telecom Services with a separate code. The association has demanded the shelving of the proposal.

SBI housing loans at PUDA auction
Chandigarh, October 10
The Model Town branch of the State Bank of India has set up housing-loans counter in PUDA Complex of Urban Estate at Patiala, where the auction for independent HIG-MIG houses was held here yesterday.


‘Reforms need a human face’
Chandigarh, October 10
External sector reforms need to be dethroned to secondary and subservient positions from the prime spot it has acquired. This has been suggested as a measure to complete the unfinished agenda of reforms at the annual regional conference jointly organised by the Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh branch of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the Public Administration Department of Panjab University.
Mr D.V. Bhatia, Honorary General Secretary, IIPA, addresses a regional conference in Panjab University
Mr D.V. Bhatia, Honorary General Secretary, IIPA, addresses a regional conference in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Protest by PU employees
Chandigarh, October 10
A protest rally against the rejection of the pension scheme by the Ministry of Human Resource Development was organised by the Joint Action Committee (Teaching and Non-Teaching Employees) at the Administrative Block, Panjab University, here today.
The Joint Action Committee organise a rally\
The Joint Action Committee (Teaching and Non-Teaching Employees) organise a rally against the rejection of the pension scheme in Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

Career counselling sessions
Chandigarh, October 10
A series of career counselling sessions organised by the guidance and counselling cell of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, in collaboration with the Chandigarh police as part of their ongoing recruitment of constables, concluded here today.

Students against crackers
Chandigarh, October 10
In an anti-crackers rally organised in the Sector 46 Government Model Senior Secondary School here today, 200 students of the school’s Nature Club pledged to protect the environment by not bursting crackers this festival season.
The Nature Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D, organises an anti-crackers rally in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
The Nature Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D, organises an anti-crackers rally

Fun on founder’s day 
Chandigarh, October 10
Fun and frolic marked the 22nd founder’s day celebrations of Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today, where students of various city school participated in different contests, organised to mark the occasion.  

Children of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, perform at their founder’s day celebrations held on the school premises in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Children of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, perform at their founder’s day celebrations held on the school premises

Contests for primary students
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab School Education board today organised state-level educational competitions for primary students at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here today. Mr Khushal Bahl, Punjab Education Minister, while presiding over the function, emphasised the importance of extra-curricular activities in schools so as to develop personality of the children. 


HC show-cause notice on stickers
Chandigarh, October 10
Strange but true. Out of five persons identified by the police for allegedly driving cars with black film covering the side windows without valid permission, three are children of ministers. A fourth is the son of a former District and Sessions Judge, while the fifth is a hockey player. All five, if held guilty of committing contempt of court, can be sentenced to three months simple imprisonment, besides being fined Rs 2,000.

Experts’ panel directed to inspect water parks
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the high-powered committee of experts to submit a comprehensive report prepared after inspecting water and amusement parks in the state of Punjab.
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Case against Sidhu adjourned
Chandigarh, October 10
A local court today adjourned a case against the suspended from Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, under the Excise Act till October 23. The city police also supplied a copy of challan to the defence counsel.


A film with 6 newcomers
ansal Mehta whose ‘‘Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar’’ and ‘‘Chhal’’ starring newcomers Kay Kay, Prasanth and Jaya Seal failed to excite the audience is coming up this week with Harry Baweja’s ‘‘Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai’’, a Rs 3-crore project with six newcomers. The film opens on Friday at Nirman, Chandigarh and KC, Panchkula.

Arts bodies get new offices
Chandigarh, October 10
Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of the Union Territory, inaugurated the offices of the Chandigarh Arts Council, the Lalit Kala Akademi, the Sahitya Akademi and the Sangeet Natak Akademi in the Sector 34 State Library building here today. The chairperson of the arts council, Ms Neeru Nanda, was also present there.
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, inaugurates the new office of the Chandigarh Arts Council
The UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, inaugurates the new office of the Chandigarh Arts Council in Sector 34 on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Doctors urged to work with missionary zeal
SAS Nagar, October 10
Doctors and the paramedical staff in government hospitals should change their attitude and start working with missionary zeal to win back the confidence of the people.


Sole Punjab girl in national team
Chandigarh, October 10
Meet the wonder girl on wheels from Patiala, who is the only girl from Punjab in the 10-member Indian team for the World Women’s Roller Hockey Championship being held in Portugal. The championship will conclude on October 12. The girl, Heena Bharti, was recently interviewed by Parikshat Sahni for the programme ‘Ubharte Sitare’.

Special Olympics begins
Chandigarh, October 10
‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt.’ With this oath, Thursday marked the beginning of the three-day Special Olympics in badminton and table tennis at two different venues. 

A mentally challenged child holds balloons at the inaugural ceremony of Special Olympics being held at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma


MCC cuts rates for Divali fair sites
Chandigarh, October 10
The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation today drastically reduced the reserve prices for holding Divali fairs in Circus Ground in Sector 17 and Nehru Park in Sector 22.

Parking fee by the hour likely
Chandigarh, October 10
The Municipal Corporation is planning to introduce parking fee by the hour by using technological solutions. It has made Punjab Engineering College its consultant for suggesting structural changes for having better parking lots here.

7 Inspectors shifted
Chandigarh, October 10
The UT Inspector-General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, has ordered transfer of seven Inspectors, including four Station House Officers. The transfers are in effect with immediate effect.

Shops to remain open till 10 pm
Chandigarh, October 10
Shops in the city may be allowed to remain open till 10 p.m. until Divali. This offer will be only for those shopkeepers who are keen on it and is not binding or mandatory.


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