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Housing Board may re-allow mortgage of flats
Chandigarh, September 25
The Chandigarh Housing Board is considering to re-allow mortgage of flats allotted to members of several cooperative housing societies. This comes after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted last month how the CHB had disallowed permission to mortgage flats to obtain a loan.

Where’s admin when lights go out?
Chandigarh, September 25
The North-South divide is showing in the city. At least this is true about the functioning of the streetlights with a majority of these remaining non-functional forcing residents to virtually grope in the dark.

  A roundabout in Sector 22 is all lit up  Only one streetlight functions on the road dividing Sectors 34 and 35

A roundabout in Sector 22 is all lit up whereas only one streetlight functions on the road dividing Sectors 34 and 35 in Chandigarh on Saturday night. — Tribune photographs


Goyal, Sharma, Kang elected to Senate
Chandigarh, September 25
Three-time Senators, Mr Ashok Goyal and Dr Rabinder Nath Sharma, were re-elected to the Panjab University Senate here today. A former president of the Panjab University Campus Students' Council, Mr Malvinder Singh Kang, was among those declared elected to the Senate.

Over 500 employees of the Armway distributors donated blood at a camp
Over 500 employees of the Armway distributors donated blood at a camp organised by the Amway Opportunity Foundation and the Red Cross Society in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Chandigarh Club: 411 were ‘not eligible to vote’
Chandigarh, September 25
A report prepared by the appointees of the Company Law Board says 411 members of the Chandigarh Club were not eligible for voting when elections were held on April 3 this year.

Travel agent, 2 accomplices booked
Chandigarh, September 25
A city travel agent and his two accomplices have been booked by the UT police, allegedly for taking Rs 3.25 lakh from a woman promising to send her son to the USA.

Four held for immoral trafficking
Panchkula, September 25
The police has arrested four girls for immoral trafficking from the Yavnika Park, here today evening. The girls were arrested when ASI Ashwini Kumar posed as decoy customer before the girls after the police had received a information of the activities of the girls.


Dhaba owners use lock-up as store
Panchkula, September 25
Contractors of two dhabas in the district courts complex here have been using the judicial lock-up (bakshikhana) here for storing goods at night. In violation of the Jail Manual, one of them has been provided keys of the lock- up, by the cops on duty at the courts complex to store goods.

Dharna by BJP activists
Chandigarh, September 25
Leaders and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party staged a dharna at the Sector 7 and 8 roundabout to protest against anti-people policies of the Congress-led UPA Government and courted arrest, here today.

BJP workers hold dharna at Sectors 7 and 8 chowk of Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

BJP workers hold dharna at Sectors 7 and 8 chowk of Chandigarh

Brahma Kumaris’ programme on tension management
Mohali, September 25
Programmes on tension and mind management, personality development are being organised by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya here from September 27.

Air Marshal releases book
Chandigarh, September 25
The Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance at Air Headquarters, Air Marshal K.S. Chaturvedi, arrived on a two-day visit to the MIG-23/27 Technical Type Training School at the Air Force Station, high grounds, near here, today.


Enraged man pours hot oil on wife, held
Chandigarh, September 25
A man, who was hit by a car (HP-28-A-5001) on September 14 while he was going on his cycle at Sector 47-48 dividing road died at the PGI yesterday. He had sustained injuries in the accident and was admitted to the PGI where he died.


Traders complain against weights and measures inspectors
Chandigarh, September 25
In a complaint lodged with the Chandigarh Administration the Chandigarh Weights and Measures Repairers Association has alleged that Inspectors of the Department were holding city traders to ransom.

Exhibition on printing begins             
Chandigarh, September 25
North Print 2004, depicting printing, packaging and signage equipment, got off to a good start here today with a large number of visitors coming to see the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment on display.

Visitors have a look at a mini offset machine, which was launched at North Print 2004 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Visitors have a look at a mini offset machine, which was launched at North Print 2004 in Chandigarh


PU campus wears deserted look
Chandigarh, September 25
A day after the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council were held, Panjab University wore a deserted look.
With the week-long vacation at the campus beginning today, there were hardly any students there.


SC record in dispensing justice unparalleled, says expert
Mohali, September 25
The record of the Supreme Court over the past 50 years in the cause of justice has been unparalleled and judges and lawyers have sought to inject life and spirit into the constitutional provisions in the interests of the common man.


Tendulkar’s play ‘Kanyadaan’ enacted
Chandigarh, September 25
The Art and Act Academy presented Vijay Tendulkar’s play “Kanyadaan” at Tagore Theatre yesterday evening. A poignant tale of a girl’s transformation from a daughter to a wife and a mother, the play addresses several socio-political problems, although on the sly.

Western Film Review
Good for a few laughs
CHANDIGARH: That Om Puri is a consummate actor we always knew.That he is also a seasoned clown we never knew till we saw "King of Bollywood" (Kiran, Fun Republic). They should have named it "Clown of Bollywood".With our desi Elvis Presley Om Puri gyrating to raunchy tunes in outlandish outfits, the movie scales new heights of buffoonery. Touted as a satire on the life of a Bollywood actor who is past his prime but refuses to face the reality, it turns out to be nothing more than a slapstick comedy.

Om Puri and Sophia Dahl in ''King of Bollywood''

Om Puri and Sophia Dahl in ''King of Bollywood''

Film Review
Blossoming of Diya Mirza
Look out for two things in “Tumsa Nahi Dekha”: the blossoming of Diya Mirza as an actress and an appealing sound track. As a striptease dancer, she looks ravishing and is a delight to watch. Emraan Haashmi exhibits his capacity to charm. He is a drunken chap who is head over heels in love with Diya.


Verma for two-pronged strategy against diabetes
Chandigarh, September 25
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, today called upon the medical fraternity to launch a two-pronged strategy to control the rising number of diabetes cases.
Speaking after inaugurating a programme to commemorate the 40 years of Endocrinology at the PGI, Justice Verma said in the rising number of diabetes cases in India it is imperative that we provided treatment to the rural population.

UT Administrator O.P. Verma (extreme left) inaugurates a conference on “40 Years of Endocrinology” at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday. PGI Director K.K. Talwar (extreme right) is also seen in the picture. — A Tribune photograph
UT Administrator O.P. Verma inaugurates a conference on "40 Years of Endocrinology" at the PGI, Chandigarh

Hormonal deficiencies can cause abnormalities in baby, says expert
Chandigarh, September 25
Deficiency of hormonal intake to the foetus during pregnancy can lead to a baby born with ambiguous sex, making it hard for the parents to determine whether a baby boy or girl is born to them.

Send back deputy chief, says PGI union
Chandigarh, September 25
The PGI employees union has urged the Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss to repatriate the Deputy Director Administration Meeta Rajivlochan in wake of a number of controversies surrounding her.


Kaira ensures another victory for Panchkula
Panchkula, September 25
Good batting by Manav Asopa (55) and Umesh Kaira (43) ensured another victory for the hosts Panchkula district by 13 runs against Chandigarh in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship for Pataudi Trophy played at JR Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala.

Handball Championship results
Chandigarh, September 25
On the third day of the North East Zone Inter University Handball Tournament being played at PU Grounds, Chandigarh, the results are as under
(Men): Ch Devi Lal University, Sirsa beat DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.

AG Haryana lift football trophy
Chandigarh, September 25
The final match of Chandigarh Senior (Men) Football Championship for Pandit Harbans Lal Memorial Trophy was played between AG Audit Haryana and DAV Club at Football Stadium Sector 17 today in which AG Audit Haryana beat DAV Club by 5-1 goals in a well contested match.

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