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Woman embraces death to save son, but in vain
Panchkula, September 16
A 22-year-old youth and his mother were crushed to death under a train near the Mansa Devi Complex level crossing today. The youth committed suicide, while his hapless mother died while trying to pull him out of the way of the speeding train.

Onion prices shoot up
Chandigarh, September 16
The cost of onion has once again shot up in the city due to an acute shortage in supply from Maharashtra. Large areas of the state have reported destruction of crop, which has led to a price hike.

HC gives 2-week reprieve to marble traders
Chandigarh, September 16
Even as the drive by the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Administration to remove unauthorised marble shops at Raipur Khurd village was called off after the affected shopkeepers got a two-weeks reprieve from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, three shopkeepers were booked for preventing government servants from carrying out the drive.


  2 HMT employees crushed to death
Panchkula, September 16
Two persons were killed when they were hit by a speeding truck while they were waiting for a bus at a bus stop at Old Panchkula this morning. The driver of the truck was reportedly driving on the wrong side.

Students to pay Rs 20 for water at school
Chandigarh, September 16
Charging for every little facility being provided to students has become a norm with most private schools but Chandigarh Baptist School, Sector 45, has taken it a little too far. Beginning this month the school has decided to charge all students a “meagre” fee of Rs 20 per month to provide them with clean drinking water.


Time running out for kidney patient
Chandigarh, September 16 Grinding poverty has once again played foul. For Vinod Nandan Sinha, his wife Veena, and their two children, the diagnosis of renal failure has a ring of finality from which there seems to be no respite. Vinod Nandan Sinha and his wife, Veena, hoping for monetary help to be able to continue the expensive treatment for Vinod, diagnosed with renal failure. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Despite tragedy, Army officers hold get-together
Chandigarh, September 16
Despite cancelling all social functions to mark its 58th Raising Day as a mark of respect to 34 soldiers who died in Kinnaur bridge collapse barely a week ago, officers posted in Chandi Mandir and around got together for cocktails at the Shivalik Officers Institute last evening.

She is determined to bring ‘culprits’ to book
Bindi Chandigarh, September 16
Agony has given way to determination in her cold hard eyes. As Bindi stares resolutely, you realise that nothing but action against those allegedly responsible for her elder sister Bubbly’s death will bring tenderness back to her eyes. “I have shed enough tears...,” she says in a decided voice. “No, I will not cry. No, not anymore. I will work hard to make sure that the culprits are brought to book”.

For now, no clothes, money for Hawara
Chandigarh, September 16
An order of the Burail Jail authorities declining permission to defence counsel of Jagtar Singh Hawara, alleged BKI chief and main accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, to provide money and clothes to the militant has kicked up a controversy.

Muslims flay PUDA move to possess graveyard
Mohali, September 16
Members of the Muslim Welfare Committee condemned the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) for forcibly trying to take possession of the graveyard land in Sector-57.

Implement law to protect migrant workers: experts
Chandigarh, September 16
The two-day International Labour Organisation workshop on protecting rights of migrant workers from India concluded here today, with participants stressing the proper implementation of existing legislation to protect the interests of the migrant workers.

Dhawan guns for Bansal’s scalp
Chandigarh, September 16
Training his guns on the local MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, for his alleged failure on all fronts, the president of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM), Mr Harmohan Dhawan, today rallied around the UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) for “his vision for the city”.

Mr Harmohan Dhawan, President of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Harmohan Dhawan, President of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch, addresses a press conference in Chandigarh on Friday.

Worker electrocuted laying cable
Chandigarh, September 16
A worker, laying a cable near a house in Sector 28, was electrocuted last evening. Elsewhere in the city, thieves broke into a house and decamped with jewellery, besides house-hold goods. A theft of a scooter was also reported to the police during the past 24 hours.

CTU, Punjab Roadways staff clash
Chandigarh, September 16
The confrontation between CTU and Punjab Roadways employees again reached a flashpoint today when their employees entered into a brawl over a CTU bus allegedly plying without a permit from city to Hardwar.

Traffic jams on Kalka-Shimla highway
Panchkula, September 16
Hundreds of tourists and others passengers were put to hardship throughout the day following traffic snarls on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway, because of recarpeting work being undertaken by the Haryana Public Works Department today.

Rajbhasha award for Allahabad Bank
Chandigarh, September 16
Allahabad Bank has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award for excellent performance for official language implementation. The Chairman and Managing Director, Mr O.N Singh received the Rajbhasha Award from the Union Home Minister, Mr Shivraj Patil, at an award ceremony held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Special kids view ‘Iqbal’
Chandigarh, September 16
On a special invitation from Ms Jean Rodrigues, wife of the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, 140 students of the Institute for the Blind and 125 students of the Vatika High School for Deaf and Dumb today visited Fun Republic, Mani Majra, to see the movie ‘Iqbal’. The movie is based on the life of a handicapped child.

Sec 16 sans power for 18 hrs
Panchkula, September 16
Hundreds of residents of Sector 16 here had to go without power for almost 18 hours after two transformers here develped a technical snag.

72-year-old woman falls off second floor
Mohali, September 16
An old woman, living in Phase II here, was critically injured after she allegedly fell accidentally from second floor of her house today.

Man found dead
Chandigarh, September 16
An unidentified body of a man apparently in his early 40s was found yesterday morning from Grain Market in Sector 39, here. The police ruled out any foul play behind the death citing there were no injury marks on the body.

Chandigarh, September 16
Reacting to a news item published in these columns under headline “Parties demanded Vidhan Sabha for city” on Friday, the CPM has clarified that it had never demanded Vidhan Sabha for the city.


One held for stealing cycles
Chandigarh, September 16
After his utensils were taken away by moneylenders, a 32-year-old hawker took to stealing bicycles.

Panchkula arson: Cong Dalit leader questioned
Panchkula, September 16
Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) sleauths today interrogated the Congress Councillor and Dalit leader, Mr Dalbir Singh, who has been named as one of the accused in the arson here on September 2.


Electronic cash register sales set to boom
Chandigarh, September 16
With the Value Added Tax (VAT) regime in place in most states in the country, the market for newly launched electronic cash registers is set to boom.

Hero Honda wins QC competition
Chandigarh, September 16
The ‘Wintech’ team from Hero Honda Motors Ltd, Daruhera was adjudged the winner at the preliminary QC competition organised by CII Northern Region at Chandigarh today. ‘Udan’ QC Circle from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Hardwar and ‘New Titanic’ from Krishna Maruti Ltd bagged the first runner-up and second runners-up trophy, respectively. These teams will now participate in the regional finals to be held on December 9, at New Delhi as a pre- runner to the national competition.

SBI branch at Zirakpur
Chandigarh, September 16
The State Bank of India, the largest public sector bank in India, today opened its fully computerised branch at Zirakpur, near here. Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, Principal Secretary (Finance), Punjab, was the chief guest and the function was presided over by Mr Hemant Contractor, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chandigarh Circle.


Staggered Class X exam elicits mixed response
Chandigarh, September 16
The Council of Board of Schools’ Education suggestion of a staggered Class X examination schedule has failed to find much enthusiasm among Principals of city schools though students are appreciative of the move.

12 teams take part in inter-zonal debate
Mohali, September 16
An inter-zonal debate competition sponsored jointly by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, New Delhi, and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was held at the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, (SUSCET), Tangori.

Freshers welcomed with a party
Mohali, September 16
Senior students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, arranged a fresher’s party, “Fire and Ice”, to welcome the newcomers to the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, including Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Chandigarh College of Hotel Management and Chandigarh College of Education.

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College perform during a freshers’ party on their college campus in Landran, near Mohali, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College perform during a freshers’ party on their college campus in Landran, near Mohali, on Friday.

Workshop on environment education
Mohali, September 16
The five-day workshop for science teachers on environment education concluded on the premises of the Punjab School Education Board here today. Mr R Venkatratnam, Special Secretary, Department of Education, Punjab, was the chief guest.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, plant a sapling on the school campus on Friday.From Schools
World Ozone Day observed
Chandigarh, September 16
International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer and Tree Plantation was observed at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, here today.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, plant a sapling on the school campus on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Founder’s day of St Xavier’s
Mohali, September 16
Students of St. Xavier’s School, Mohali, celebrated their founder’s day here today.

Abhipur student is best delegate
Mohali, September 16
Abhay Basur, a third semester student of the Indo-Global College of Engineering, Abhipur, near here, was declared best delegate at the International All-Youth Cultural Exchange Programme held in Cairo, Egypt.


High Court
Law Institute case adjourned
Chandigarh, September 16
Counsel for Directors of the Chandigarh Law Institute Private Limited on Friday asserted that there was certainly a difference of opinion between the two Judges, who had quashed the allotment of a prime piece of land to the company.


Braham Parkash A celebrated painter
Braham Parkash and his five brothers have successfully carried forward the rich family legacy of painting as desired by his illustrious father, Shivender Nath Sharma. A child prodigy, Braham Parkash spent his early childhood in his native sleepy village, Rakhigarhi, Haryana, and says he never dreamt of the national and international honours bestowed upon him.

City natak akademi chief to visit China
Chandigarh, September 16
Mr Kamal Tewari, Chairman of the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, is a member of the eight-member Indian cultural delegation visiting China under a cultural exchange programme, signed between the Government of India and the Republic of China.


Rs 1 crore released for spinal injury centre
Mohali, September 16
The Punjab government has released an amount of Rs 1 crore to complete the ongoing works of the Regional Spinal Injury Centre, Mohali, which includes an operation theatre, an OPD and eight rooms for patients.

Medical camp for senior citizens
Mohali, September 16
As a part of its outreach programme, Fortis Hospital today organised a special camp for the members of Senior Citizens Association, Chandigarh. More than 100 patients were examined and benefited from the camp in which tests like ECG, blood grouping and blood sugar were done, free-of-cost.. A team of Fortis doctors comprising Dr Bela Sharma, Dr Arvind Sharma, Dr Bimaldeep Singh and Dr Sachin Pandove and nurses volunteered for this camp.


PCA gears up for India-Australia tie
Mohali, September 16
The PCA stadium here is gearing up for the start of the new cricket season with the opening match between the under-19 teams of India and Australia from September 19. The last international match played here was the Test match between India and Pakistan from March 8 to12, this year.

Performance-based incentives for CLTA trainees
Chandigarh, September 16
To encourage and give impetus to the performance of tennis players from city, the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) has adopted a new scheme of performance incentives for all trainees who show outstanding results in tournaments at the national and international level.

Leave crickters, let’s sponsor athletes
Chandigarh, September 16
The stupendous achievement of Indian women athletes in the Asian Athletics Championship has once again proved the fact that Indian sports has climbed a step up in the world of sports. But the event could not get noticed in the Indian media, may be since no one marketed it properly. Manjit Kaur and Anju George are the two promising athletes who are now being tipped as future medal winners in international games.

Aerobatics show cancellation disappoints many
Chandigarh, September 16
The last-minute cancellation of the much awaited aerobatics display by the IAF’s famed Surya Kiran team has not only disappointed students, but also caused inconvenience to those who were unaware of the situation and proceeded towards the Air Force Station only to be turned away.

Vijayant MalikVijayant selected for international tennis tourney
Chandigarh, September 16
Vijayant Malik, a student of DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, and a CLTA trainee in the Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) Scheme has been selected for participation in International Elite Cup-2005 to be held at Sanchez-Casal Academy, Barcelona, Spain, from September 30 to October 11.

Badminton championships from Sept 26
Chandigarh, September 16
The 17 th Chandigarh State Badminton Championship for seniors, juniors, sub-juniors, veterans and under-10 categories will be held from September 26 to 29 at the Sector 42 Badminton Hall here.

Ludhiana girls win PU handball title
Chandigarh, September 16
Government College for Women, Ludhiana, won the Panjab University inter-college handball championship after defeating MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, by 19-12 at the PU campus, here, today.

Circket trials today
Chandigarh, September 16
The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated with the Haryana Cricket Association, will conduct selection trials for under-22 team tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here.

Ryan beat St Xavier’s in football
Chandigarh, September 16
The under-12 football team of Ryan International School drubbed St. Xavier’s by 10-1 in an inter-school football match at the grounds of Ryan in Sector 49 here.


Road for PM has Admn worried
Chandigarh, September 16
The Chandigarh Administration is keeping its fingers crossed over the completion of the six-lane road leading to IT Park before the arrival of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on September 24. There are indications that the completion of the road may be delayed due to the recent bad weather, even though work on the project is on in full swing for the past few days.

Governor pays surprise visit to Estate Office
Chandigarh, September 16
Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, today paid a surprise visit to the Estate Office in Sector 17 here, reliable sources said here today.


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