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Colonisers having ball in Zirakpur
Ghaggar bed giving way to colonies

Zirakpur, October 1
Private colonisers here have been having a field day ever since a decision to include over 1,300 acres of land in the Notified Area Committee (NAC) of Zirakpur was taken by the Punjab Government.

Molestation, rape bids on the rise
Chandigarh, October 1
In the past 24 hours, the Chandigarh Police registered three cases of assault on women. Two, attempts were made to outrage the modesty of women. In the third case, a young girl was abducted by a neighbour.

Mani Majra to have AIDS detection centre
Chandigarh, October 1
The city will soon have another Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCTC) for HIV/AIDS detection. To come up at Mani Majra, the centre was planned some time back with an objective of covering maximum population in the UT and adjoining areas.


CBI grills Cong councillor
Panchkula, October 1
A Congress councillor, Mr Dalbir Singh, was again interrogated by sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation today.

Nagi says no to extension
Chandigarh, October 1
Dr O.N. Nagi, Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, PGI, today declined the three-month extension in service given to him by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Passing Thru


Lieut-Gen Daljeet Singh takes over as GOC-in-C, Western Command

Chandigarh, October 1
Lieut-Gen Daljeet Singh today took over as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command, Chandimandir, while Lieut-Gen K S Jamwal formally assumed charge as the GOC-in-C, Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Shimla. Prior to assuming this, General Daljeet was the General Officer Commanding, 3 Corps in the north-east, handling counter-insurgency operations.

Lieut-Gen Daljeet Singh
Lieut-Gen Daljeet Singh

Lieut-Gen K S Jamwal
Lieut-Gen K S Jamwal

Two Army officers, one JCO held in diesel scam
Chandigarh, October 1
Two army officers and a junior commissioned officer have been arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for their alleged role in a scam involving pilferage of diesel supplies meant for Army establishments in the state, it is learnt.

Munjal group sweeps PGI Employees Union poll
Chandigarh, October 1
The Munjal group managed a clean sweep in the annual elections of the PGI Employees Union (Group B, C and D) for 2005-06 here yesterday.

Action plan to check spread of bird flu
Chandigarh, October 1
As a precautionary measure the Forests and Wildlife and Animal Husbandry Departments of Chandigarh Administration have drawn up an action plan to prevent the ingress of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu). The action plan also underlines preparation in the event of any outbreak.

Rodrigues extends helping hand to senior citizens
Chandigarh, October 1
Striking a chord with senior citizens of the city, UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) put his hand out in support of the elders today.

Gen. S.F Rodrigues (retd) honours the oldest member of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association, Mr Jamna Das, at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Gen. S.F Rodrigues (retd) honours the oldest member of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association, Mr Jamna Das, at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Adolescents lack awareness of traffic rules
Chandigarh, October 1
A study on risk factors exposing adolescents in the city to road accidents has revealed a considerably low level of awareness about road safety measures among this segment of the population.

Sun eclipse tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 1
An annual eclipse of the sun will occur on Monday afternoon. The eclipse will begin at 1.06 p.m. (IST) and will end at 5.58 p.m. (IST). It will be visible in India as partial eclipse throughout the country.

Tribune Deputy Manager retires
Chandigarh, October 1
Mr Satish Kumar Chopra, Chartered Accountant, Deputy Manager (Accounts) retired today after putting in 32 years of meritorious service.


Burglars strike house twice, 2 held
Panchkula, October 1
Lady luck was surely smiling on Mr Sandeep Abrol last night. Thieves broke into his Sector 4 house twice last night, only to be driven away by the cops, thanks to his presence of mind. Nothing was stolen and two thieves were arrested.

Devotee’s purse snatched
Panchkula, October 1
A woman devotee at the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine today had a harrowing experience when a woman standing behind her in the queue snatched her purse containing gold jewellery worth Rs 40,000 and Rs 3000 in cash.

Man booked for forging documents to get job
Chandigarh, October 1
A Panchkula resident was booked on the allegations of getting job in the Punjab Accountant-General's office by producing fake documents, while a scooterist was injured in a road mishap during the past 24 hours. The theft of two vehicles was also reported to the police.


Sparkling creations
Chandigarh, October 1
Twinkles and glitters galore! With a broad range of necklaces, pendants, earrings and shimmering sets, OTM Sparkle 2005 delights with its array of crystal clear diamonds at a special exhibition-cum-sale in the city. Hallmarked and BIS certified, the sheer range runs a gamut of choices, be it casual wear or for a wedding trousseau.

Mega shopping festival from Oct 4
Chandigarh, October 1
As many as 12 Maruti cars are up for the grabs at the mega shopping festival, which will kick off at the oldest city market in Sector 22-D on October 4.


PU Mass Comm Dept in for a facelift
Chandigarh, October 1
Known for churning out journalists of repute, the Department of Mass Communication at Panjab University is finally in for the much-awaited facelift. The department has been allocated new premises, where it will have triple the space it already has and will also have more facilities like a committee room, studio and media lab.

Story-telling session at JB Modern School
Chandigarh, October 1
Students of JB Modern School, Sector 27, held a story-telling session here today. Students of Class III presented a tableau on Tamil Nadu and Kashmir. Traditional dances of these states were also presented by them.

Students of JB Modern School, Sector 27, present a play in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
A Tribune photograph

Students of JB Modern School, Sector 27, present a play in Chandigarh on Saturday.

MBA courses launched
Chandigarh, October 1
The Directorate of Distance Education of Pondicherry University has launched MBA degree programme in four streams — marketing, finance, international business and human resource management.

Freshers’ party at GGS College
Chandigarh, October 1
GGS College of Modern Technology, Kharar, on Saturday organised a freshers party for the first batch of MBA students at Hotel Maya Palace in Chandigarh. Shreysi was adjudged as the Miss Fresher while Balraj was chosen Mr Fresher. Dr D.S. Taneja, Principal, welcomed the students.

PU Prof to present paper in Czech
Chandigarh, October 1
Prof Arun D. Ahluwalia of the Geology Department, Panjab University, will present a paper on "Ethical audit of tsunami fiasco: challenge before leaders, media and scientists" later this month at Pribram in Czech Republic.

Gian Jyoti Institute ranked 62nd in India
Mohali, October 1
The Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJ-IMT) has been ranked 62nd in the country by a survey carried out by the Business World. This was stated by Mr J.S. Bedi, Chairman, GJ-IMT, at a press conference here on Wednesday. He said Business World, in its issue on October 3, had published a list of top 100 managements institutes of India.


Pre-arrest bail for coloniser
Chandigarh, October 1
A local court today came to the rescue of coloniser Amba Prashad, who was booked by the UT police for violating various Sections of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952, and allowed the bail application filed by him.

HC moved against periphery (control) Act
Chandigarh, October 1
A petition challenging the validity and applicability of the Punjab New Capital Periphery (Control) Act, 1952 has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Film Review
A virtuoso performance

In a canvas larger than life, “Maine Gandhi ko Nahin Maara” spans history. It encompasses the true freedom fighter’s spirit.


Khadi spirit symbolises simplicity: Faizal Khan

He minces no words when he speaks, for the simplicity of his thoughts reflects in his expression. Seventy-year-old Faizal Khan rotates the charkha with the ease of a seasoned practitioner spouting wisdom and age-old truths. “Nothing is difficult in life, everything can be observed and picked up, except for studies,” says Khan giving a toothy grin.
Commemorating the spirit of khadi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, a showroom in Sector 9, Chandigarh, organised a charkha-weaving session with craftsman Faizal Khan on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Commemorating the spirit of khadi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, a showroom in Sector 9, Chandigarh, organised a charkha-weaving session with craftsman Faizal Khan on Saturday.

Zulfi Sayeed upbeat over ‘Taj Mahal’

Presented by top models, Tommy Hilfiger’s winter collection made an impressive statement this evening. Models like Zulfi Sayeed travelled all the way from Mumbai to endorse its new sportswear and denim collection that hit the stands today.

From right: Zulfi Sayeed, Sonalika Oberoi, Aditya Bal and Monikangana Datta sport Tommy Hilfiger winter-fall collection in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

 Zulfi Sayeed, Sonalika Oberoi, Aditya Bal and Monikangana Datta sport Tommy Hilfiger winter-fall collection in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Play on Ranjit Singh to be staged in London
Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the ruler of current Punjab and Kashmir, not only came to be known as the symbol of national integrity and genuine promoter of education, but also defeated the ambitions of British till he was alive. His life and times, his outlook towards society and his acts of bravery will be staged in London shortly.


Oculoplasty surgeons provide perfect look
Chandigarh, October 1
Doctors are designing eyes. Called cosmetic surgery, oculoplasty surgeons across India are not only rectifying birth anomalies and reconstructing defects acquired due to injury but are also making the perfect look even better. With advances in the field of cosmetic eye surgery many of us can now look forward to a better cosmetic appearance, assured the aesthetic ophthalmic plastic surgeons currently in the city for the Annual Conference of Oculoplastic Association of India at the PGI.    
       Dr A.K. Grover

Ayurvedic workshop on surgery
Chandigarh, October 1
A three-day national workshop on “Surgical procedures in ayurveda” was inaugurated yesterday at Dabur Dhanwantry Hospital, Sector 46. As many as 70 delegates from North India comprising general practioners, teaching faculty from different institutes and interns participated in the workshop.

Workshop on neonatal morbidity
Chandigarh, October 1
A two-day Indo-US workshop on “Neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality: contributors, biology and intervention strategies” was on Thursday inaugurated by Prof K.K. Talwar, Director, PGIMER.


Rallyist to the ‘Xtreme’

Chandigarh, October 1
It is her stunts on Delhi roads that define her spirit. For 25-year-old Divya Miglani life is all about living her passion — driving.
As one of the few women motor rallyists in the country, Divya believes in zipping in the fast lane, albeit keeping road rules in mind! “Driving is in me, I cannot do without it,” professes this youngster, who is being sponsored by a watch manufacturer in their endeavour to encourage youth participation in adventure sports in India. As DGM (marketing) of the company Vikram Arora puts it: “The aim is to propagate active and out doorsy culture amongst young people.”

Motor rallyist Divya Miglani

Motor rallyist Divya Miglani

St Kabir football cup from Oct 18
Chandigarh, October 1
With a view to catch them young, the Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) will be organising the St Kabir Football Trophy for boys under-12 from October 18 at St Kabir Public School, Sector 26.

Kaira to lead Panchkula in cricket
Panchkula, October 1
Umesh Kaira will lead the Panchkula district cricket team ( under-22) which will participate in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship organised by the Haryana Cricket Association from October 2. The following players have been selected after the trials held at the JR Institute of Cricket Technology.

Dr Bhardwaj on chess body panel
Chandigarh, October 1
Dr Vipnesh Bhardwaj, a lecturer in GGD SD College, Sector 32, has been elected as the joint secretary of the All-India Chess Federation during the elections of the federation held in Chennai recently.

Basketball meet from Oct 18
Chandigarh, October 1
The CBSE North Zone Basketball Tournament will be held from October 18 to 20 at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21 here.

St Stephen’s lift tennis title
Chandigarh, October 1
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, claimed the girls under-17 title by beating Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, by two games to one in the final of the Chandigarh Inter-School Tennis Tournament for girls at St Peter’s School, Sector 37, here, yesterday.

Water sports meet concludes
Chandigarh, October 1
Parveen secured first place in the single scull rowing competition of the UT Water Sports meet, which concluded here on Thursday.

KVS sports meet from tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 1
The 36 th KVS National Sports Meet is going to be held in Chandigarh from October 3 to October 7.


Create space for e-waste, ministry asks Admn
Chandigarh, October 1
In a communication from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Chandigarh Administration has been asked to adhere to the guidelines for the maintenance and environmental upkeep of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, with a special reference to the e-waste.

New post office for Mansa Devi
Panchkula, October 1
A new post office will be opened in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 4, on October 3.


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