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No skipping school for tuitions
CBSE to ensure 75 pc attendance
Illustration by Sandeep JoshiChandigarh,
October 8

Educational institutions in the city will no more be able to circumvent the affiliation norms in allowing their students to attend coaching classes for competitive exams during school hours.

Harassed by cops, couple attempts suicide
Panchkula, October 8
A young couple attempted suicide by consuming poison at Mansa Devi Complex Police Post after they were allegedly harassed by the police for the past nine days. Hira Lal
Hira Lal

‘Cops consume food meant for players’
Haryana State Games
Panchkula, October 8
Over 200 participants in the Haryana State Games tonight protested against poor food and lodging arrangements made by the organisers.

Two-day conference on Panchayati Raj ends
Chandigarh, October 8
The two-day round table conference on “Panchayati Raj in union territories and Panchayati Raj jurispudence” concluded today, with the aim to make every effort towards evolving the local self-government institutions in the union territories as a model for the whole country to follow.

Bollywood actress Esha Deol at Chandigarh Airport on her way to Shimla
Bollywood actress Esha Deol at Chandigarh Airport on her way to Shimla on Friday for shooting of the film "Dil Mera Todo Naa". — PTI



Power to elude city areas on Sunday, Monday
Chandigarh, October 8
Large parts of the city will go without power on Sunday and Monday as the Engineering Wing of the UT Electricity Department has to re-align the main 66 KV power feeder in Industrial area Phase I to allow the Chandigarh-Ludhiana railway line to pass underneath.

GCM: witness declines to answer questions
Chandigarh, October 8
Prosecution witness P. Shashi today declined to answer questions put to him by the General Court Martial (GCM) trying Col Anil Sahgal for professional impropriety in the tehelka case.

Bhai Mardana’s descendant strikes
Rababis (from left) Mohammed Afzal, Bhai Ghulam Mohammad Chand, Amjad Hussain and Riyaz, who were in Chandigarh on Friday.Guru Nanak’s melodies
Chandigarh, October 8
Rababi Ghulam Mohammad Chand’s story is virtually stapled to Sikh history. And no matter how hard the obligations of Sikh maryada push him, he vows to return to Amritsar so long as his deathwish remains unfulfilled.

Rababis (from left) Mohammed Afzal, Bhai Ghulam Mohammad Chand, Amjad Hussain and Riyaz, who were in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan



Cong demands removal of Administrator
Chandigarh, October 8
Members of the local unit of the Congress today urged the Union Minister and All-India Congress Committee (AICC) member, Mr Mani Shankar Aiyer, to remove the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, and also the chief of the local Congress, Mr B.B. Bahl.

Former PGI engineer frustrated, leaves country
Chandigarh, October 8
“After you have established your merit, the country throws you out,” said a dejected Dr J.C. Mehta today, before sitting in his car with the load of baggage, ready to migrate to Australia — something he said he had never thought of doing.

Drive to register left-out voters
Chandigarh, October 8
A special drive has been launched by the Election Department, Chandigarh, to register the left-out eligible voters on October 9 and 10.

Pulse-polio awareness rally held
Chandigarh, October 8
Students of the Tribune Model School, Sector-29, participate in ‘Pulse Polio Awareness rally’ in Chandigarh Nearly 200 students of the Government Model High School, Sector 42, participated in the pulse-polio awareness rally organised in collaboration with the UT Health Department and Welfare Society today.

Students of the Tribune Model School, Sector-29, participate in ‘Pulse Polio Awareness rally’ in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Drug abuse among Mohali youth up
Mohali, October 8
The problem of abuse of drugs by the youth here was discussed at length at a meeting of SP (Headquarters) Jagdish Singh Kahlon with residents of the town in Phase II here today.

Streetlights non-functional
Chandigarh, October 8
Residents of Sector 44-C (LIG Houses) here are sore about the callous attitude of the Chandigarh Administration on non functional of streetlights in the area.

A thief with streak of honesty
Chandigarh, October 8
Communication gadgets could be useful despite having lost them. Neelam Rathi, a lecturer in the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, lost her purse in a classroom on September 5.

Villagers complain of water scarcity
Mohali, October 8
Water was being supplied to residents of Gidarpura village for 16 hours each day. But unfortunately this existed only in official records as the ground reality was it otherwise.

5 hurt in road mishaps
Panchkula, October 8
At least five persons were injured in separate road accidents in different parts of the district during the past 24 hours.

Furniture dealer’s premises searched
Chandigarh, October 8
The Sales tax wing of the Excise and Taxation Department today searched premises of a leading furniture dealer in Industrial Area Phase I here.

Halwarvi’s death anniversary
Chandigarh, October 8
The India-China Friendship Association will observe the First Death Anniversary of H.S. Halwarvi a former editor of Punjabi Tribune on October 9 at the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University.



They stole bicycles to repay debts
Chandigarh, October 8
Santosh Kumar and Chander Shekhar, who have been booked for stealing bicycles, took to the crime after being uprooted from machhli market of Attawa village.

Two booked for acquiring booths fraudulently
Chandigarh, October 8
A CPWD employee, who remained attached to the Intelligence Bureau (IB), and another of the Military Engineering Service (3 BRD) have been booked for allegedly procuring booths in the Sector 22-D Fruit and Vegetable Market by concealing in their affidavits that they were government employees.

Police suspects claim on theft
Mohali, October 8
Doubts have arisen in connection with the theft that took place at a sanitary store in Sector 70 here on the night of October 3. The owner of the shop had claimed that goods worth more than Rs 4.5 lakh had been stolen from his shop.

Bungling in funds of health centre detected
Panchkula, October 8
A case of bungling in funds at the Community Health Centre in Raipur Rani has come to light.

Chain snatcher arrested
Chandigarh, October 8
A chain snatcher Harpreet Singh of Sector 22-C was arrested from near Kiran cinema today. He had snatched a gold chain and ear ring of a Sector 22 woman, last night, the police said.


Seminar on alternative financing in SMEs
Chandigarh, October 8
Delivery mechanisms for financing SMEs need to be strengthened to facilitate the productivity of this vital component of the economy, said Mr D.P.S. Rathore, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India, here today.



Improve quality of education: seminar
Chandigarh, October 8
A two-day seminar on “some issues and Concerns of Teachers” began at Dev Samaj College of Education in Sector 36 here today.

Indian concept of “joyous wonder” can enrich world art: expert
Chandigarh, October 8
Dr Gurbhagat Singh, former head of English Department at Punjabi University, Patiala, today talked about shifting interests in the contemporary art movement worldwide.

Students of the Tribune Model School, Sector-29, participate in ‘Pulse Polio Awareness rally’ in Chandigarh 350 students donate blood
Chandigarh, October 8
As many as 350 units of blood were donated at a camp organised by Rayat Educational and Research Trust at Rayat College of Engineering near Ropar today. The vice chairman of the Rayat Trust, Mr Gurvinder Singh, inaugurated the camp.

Students of the Tribune Model School, Sector-29, participate in ‘Pulse Polio Awareness rally’ in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Probe sought into appointments of PU guest faculty
Chandigarh, October 8
A public interest litigation (PIL), seeking directions to UT Administration to create a special investigation team to probe the charge of misappropriation of public exchequer by Panjab University in appointing Guest Faculty was disposed of by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.



Exploring lives behind the veil
Chandigarh, October 8
Vimi Jaggi’s play “Parde” explored the dimensions of human relationships through the language of poetry. Using the verses of Vijay Kapoor as the base for exploration, the director tried to make the point that a lot of conspiracies evolve behind the veil.

Malanga Timepass — a satire on social evils
Chandigarh, October 8
The Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi yesterday organised a play titled “Malanga Time Pass” at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16. Structured as a comedy, the play was presented by Malkit Singh, who also wrote the script for the production.


Fellowship for nurse
Chandigarh , October 8
Patiala-based Ms Radha Saini, serving as a nurse in a private hospital, has been awarded the UICC Trish Greene International Oncology Fellowship by the International Union Against Cancer for presenting a scenario of the treatment of breast cancer in India. Ms Saini has completed her project at the University Health Network, Ontario, Canada this year.


Jagteshwar Singh  YPS in cricket meet semifinal
Chandigarh, October 8
Good bowling by Jagteshwar Singh of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, who claimed four wickets for three runs, including a hat-trick, helped his school beat Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula, by 20 runs to enter the last four stage of the St Kabir Trophy Cricket Tournament at St Kabir School, Sector 26, here today.

Bob is under-13 badminton champ
Chandigarh, October 8
Sharma, a class VII student of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, has won the Punjab under-13 singles title in the state badminton meet in Ludhiana. A product of the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, he defeated Raj Kumar of Ludhiana 17-16, 11-15,15-11.


13 safai karamcharis found absent
Chandigarh, October 8
Safai karamcharis in certain sectors were found absent from duty on the fourth day of the drive by the Sanitation Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh to check absenteeism among them.

IT raid on Luxmi Overseas
Chandigarh, October 8
Office of the Luxmi Overseas in Sector 9 here was raided today by the Income Tax Department officials.

4 Haryana Roadways buses impounded
Chandigarh, October 8
The Chandigarh police today challaned 15 long-route buses and impounded four for plying on the Himalaya Marg from ISBT, Sector 17 to the Industrial Area that is banned for long-route buses.

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