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Kiwis, five Indian players arrive
in city
Ganguly, Sachin, Dravid to reach today
Chandigarh, October 13
The entire New Zealand team and five members of the Indian squad today reached the city, even as many people who were waiting to catch a glimpse of star players Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid had to return disappointed.

Members of the New Zealand cricket team arrive at the Chandigarh airport on Monday for the Test match against India, which begins at the PCA stadium in SAS Nagar on Thursday. Members of the New Zealand cricket team arrive at the Chandigarh airport on Monday for the Test match against India, which begins at the PCA stadium in SAS Nagar on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph



DA likely for UT staff
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 13
UT employees may get their instalment of dearness allowance (DA). The Chandigarh Administration will take a decision on the matter within the next few days. As in the past, the decision will be subject to Punjab hiking the DA. The DA is expected to rise by about 3 per cent. At present it is 54 per cent.

Admn bans sale of certain crackers
Chandigarh, October 13
Following the directions of the Supreme Court, the Chandigarh Administration today issued instructions to ban the sale and use of certain type of crackers. The ban is from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Various teams headed by Sub-Divisional Magistrates of the respective areas have also been constituted to conduct checks before and on Divali in this regard.

A steep rise in demand for mithais has led to a shortage of milk and other milk products in the city.Mithais drain milk from city markets
Chandigarh, October 13
Despite efforts of the Milkfed and other private milk plants, residents of the Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar are facing severe shortage of milk products like butter, cheese, curd, flavoured milk and desi ghee.

A steep rise in demand for mithais has led to a shortage of milk and other milk products in the city. — A Tribune photograph by Parvesh Chauhan

Grant pre-arrest bail with caution, rules HC
Chandigarh, October 13
The court cannot grant an accused a licence to indulge in actions that would subvert fair investigation in a case by arming him with an order of pre-arrest bail — the Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled in a significant judgement today.

Expansion of Chandigarh Airport under way
Chandigarh, October 13
To meet the requirements of the growing civilian air traffic to and from the city, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has started work on expanding Chandigarh Airport, which will accommodate more aircraft as well as passengers.

OT-on-wheels for soldiers in forward areas
Chandigarh, October 12
An indigenous state-of-the-art operation theatre-on-wheels has been inducted into the Army Medical Corps, which would provide critical medical care to the wounded in forward areas. This would save vital time in evacuating a casualty to hospitals in rear echelons.

Stabbed youth did not die of excessive bleeding
Chandigarh, October 13
The post-mortem examination report of Somnath, who was allegedly stabbed to death by Veeru on October 11 near Madrasi Colony, today revealed that he had died as food entered his windpipe and not due to excessive bleeding.


12 students hurt as bus overturns
Dera Bassi, October 13
As many as 12 students of Acharya Atma Ram Jain High School were injured, two of them seriously, when a bus in which they were going back from the school overturned at Dhanoni village on the Dera Bassi- Ambala road, about 5 km from here, this afternoon.

Probe report in Jaiveer suicide case submitted
Panchkula, October 13
The inquiry report regarding the circumstances leading to the death of Head Constable Jaiveer Singh, has been submitted to the Deputy Commissioner by SDM Kalka, Mr Devinder Kaushik.

Women busy buying ‘feni’ on the eve of Karva Chauth in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Women busy buying ‘feni’ on the eve of Karva Chauth in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Kanthala resident denies existence of temple
Chandigarh, October 13
Mr Hardial Singh, a resident of Kanthala village which was removed in 1969 by the UT Administration, today said there was only a 7-foot-high “stupa” but no temple in the village.

Arguments, walkout mark MC meeting
SAS Nagar, October 13
Surprise decisions ruled the day at the stormy meeting of the Municipal Council here today. Unexpectedly, both important items on the agenda—the proposed cancellation of sanitation contract in the township and discontinuation of octroi collection privatisation—were rejected by a majority of the members leading to a haughty walkout by one of the members of the majority group and a supporter of the MC president.

MC to look after upkeep of public toilets
Panchkula, October 13
Public toilets in various market places and the Community Centres will be formally handed over to the Municipal Council by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) on November 1.

  • Surprise check

  • Sale of crackers

  • Award for teachers

  • Say no to crackers

Cong strengthens position in MC
Panchkula, October 13
The Panchkula Municipal Council continues to remain a battlefield of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Congress councillors. Even as the Congress had announced its decision to dissolve the Municipal Council if elected to power in the next Assembly elections, it continues to wean away councillors from the INLD.

Councillor alleges attack by Cong man
SAS Nagar, October 13
A municipal councillor from Ludhiana has alleged that a candidate defeated by him in the municipal elections attacked him at his residence, along with his supporters, on October 7.

Civilians, who were given artificial limbs by the Artificial Limb Centre, at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir.FAUJI BEAT
Army help for landmine victims
N every war or in a large-scale deployment of the Army, people living in the border areas suffer maximum loses. In Operation Prakaram, there were a number of civilian casualties due to landmines.

Civilians, who were given artificial limbs by the Artificial Limb Centre, at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir.

  • Ageing Army

  • Air Force Day

Readers Write
Effort not good enough
This is in reference to a profile by Harihar Swarup in these columns on September 21, 2003 under the headline “Parents, husband and will help Anju excel”. Anju Booby George, who won a bronze medal in the recently concluded World Athletics Championship at Paris (France) with a leap of 6.60 metres, failed to better her 6.74 metres that she did on the home soil, not only once but twice.

  • Khelo Punjab khelo

  • Serials or distractors

Five honoured by Rotary Club
Chandigarh, October 13
The Rotary Club of Chandigarh today honoured five residents of the city for their exemplary work and contribution to society with Vocational Service Awards.

Cooperation key to check stray cattle menace
Chandigarh, October 13
Acting on the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to end cattle menace in the city and the adjoining areas of Punjab and Haryana, a joint meeting of Deputy Commissioners of Chandigarh, Panchkula, Ropar and Patiala, was held today at the office of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

SDM to probe church incident
Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh Administration today asked a Subdivisional Magistrate (SDM) to enquire into the matter in which the Christian community had protested about the alleged high-handedness of a police sub-inspector.


One more booked in Avtar murder case
Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh Police today booked murdered Khuda Alisher sarpanch Pal Singh’s son Onkar Singh, who was arrested under the Arms Act earlier, in the murder of Khuda Alisher resident Avtar Singh.

Attack victim succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, October 13
Thirtyfive-year old Madan Mandal of Mani Majra, who was allegedly hit on head by a blunt object by two brothers of the same area on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI here today.

2 youths killed in mishap
Panchkula, October 13
Two scooter-borne youths, Manjit and Mahesh, were killed when a vehicle coming from opposite direction rammed into them on the Panchkula-Kalka highway this morning.

Man carrying pistol held
Chandigarh, October 13
A resident of Sarangpur village, Hardeep Singh was arrested this evening from a picket between Khuda Lahora village and the PGI.


Men’s wear becoming trendy
Chandigarh, October 13
In recent years, the Indian male has become extremely conscious of the way he dresses. And far more experimental with the fabrics, styles and colours that he wears. The result? Bright shirts at the workplace. Vibrant neckties. Patterned socks. Trendy evening wear.

No separate Divali stalls in Sec 17
Chandigarh, October 13
This year, Divali mela stalls will not be allowed in the Sector 17 market. Only shopkeepers of the market will be allowed to set up stalls in the front of their shops.

27 pc increase in small savings kitty
Chandigarh, October 13
The head of the National Savings Organisation, Mr Anil Bhatacharya, today said there was 27 per cent increase in the small savings collection. Mr Bhatacharya, was in the town to attend meeting with the Director, Small Savings, Punjab and Haryana.


Tribal treats in store for Chandigarhians 
Chandigarh, October 13
The All-India Tribal Students Association (AITSA) will hold a carnival-cum-food fest at the Bal Bhavan, Sector 23-B, on October 18 where all sorts of entertainment and exotic food items will be available for as little as Rs 50.

Girls take part in rangoli-making competition held at Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Monday.Rangoli competition adds colour to library fest
Chandigarh, October 13
Creativity and cutting-edge competition marked the Prof Roshan Lal Verma Memorial Library Fest organised by GGDSD College, Sector 32, here today. A large number of students from all colleges of the city took part in various events held as a part of the fest.

Girls take part in rangoli-making competition held at Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Chandigarhians careful spenders, says study
Chandigarh, October 13
A study by students and faculty of the Centre for Management Training and Research (CMTR), conducted on visitors to the Chandigarh consumer fair organised by the CII recently, has come up with interesting findings.

PU deliberates on students in Senate
EPRESENTATION to students in the Panjab University Senate has become an issue of debate. A move to give them seats in the Senate has not got the official nod. However, it has also not been rejected leaving a scope for more development. Principal Tarsem Bahia, Principal of A.S. College, Khanna, and a Fellow of the university Senate, had moved a resolution to this regard earlier this year.

  • Visit

  • UBS ratings down

Nursery teachers visit SOS Village
Chandigarh, October 13
As a part of the early childhood care and education curriculum, students and teachers of the Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) course at DAV Public School, Sector 15, visited SOS Village in Rajpura today.

NCC camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 13
As many as 400 girls from various schools and colleges in Chandigarh were put through paces during a 12-day annual training camp organised by No.1 Chandigarh Girls NCC Battalion at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, which concluded here today.


High Court
Order stayed
Chandigarh, October 13
Taking up a petition filed by Chairman of Chandigarh State Federation of Co-operative House Building Societies Limited Sunil Parti, the High Court on Monday stayed the operation of an order appointing administrators to manage its affairs.



Propagating the purity of kathak
Chandigarh, October 13
A fine blend of subtle ‘abhinaya’, intricate footwork and vivacious body movement makes watching Swati Sinha’s kathak performance a pleasurable experience.

Krishna Baldev VaidWriting off the beaten track
Chandigarh, October 13
Krishna Baldev Vaid’s creative pursuits are all about innovation, experimentation and evolution. Never confining himself to the beaten track, he went ahead to lead the world of Hindi literature in his own right, creating literary pieces, known for their power to connect to the reader.


GMCH to have new Medical Supdt
Chandigarh, October 13
The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, will soon have a regular Professor of Hospital Administration-cum-Medical Superintendent. The Union Public Service Commission had held an interview for the post last week.

Fortis offers cardiac package
SAS Nagar, October 13
A special cardiac health check-up package for Rs 2,000 is being offered by Fortis Heart Institute here to mark the World Heart Month and 50th anniversary of Chandigarh.


The four-member team which won the first place in the Raid de Himalaya rally held in Manali recently.Raid de Himalaya
The gutsy women from South 
Chandigarh, October 13
A three-member women team, along with a male member competed in the just concluded Raid de Himalaya in Manali. Rajini Varadarajan and Jaishree Varadaraj, entrepreneurs from Coimbatore, and Anila and Dharam Chand, both from Manali, secured first place in the sport utility vehicle category and overall second place in the reliability test.

The four-member team which won the first place in the Raid de Himalaya rally held in Manali recently.

DAV ‘A’ XI trounce Shishu Niketan
Chandigarh, October 13
A rich haul of five wickets for just 10 runs by Sourav Arora helped DAV “A” team in trouncing Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, in the Shivalik trophy cricket tournament organised by the UT Cricket Association here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8.

  • Nominated

  • MCM eves win

  • Kho-kho champs

  • Sports day


UPSC seeks clarifications
Chandigarh, October 13
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has asked the Chandigarh Administration for certain clarifications on the appointment of Chief Engineer. Well-placed sources said the UPSC had wanted some more information on the two contenders, Mr V.K. Bhardwaj and Mr K.B. Sharma.

Order to construct basement withdrawn
Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh Administration has withdrawn permission given to booth owners to construct basements in booths.

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