Top stories | Community | Crime | Business
Education | Courts | Culture | Sports


City spruced up to host VIPs
Congress flags at Raj Bhavans evoke Opposition protest

Chandigarh, October 6
The city is all geared to host the top Congress leadership of the country. Most VIPs on the “visitors’ list”, including several union ministers, chief ministers, party general secretaries and some top bureaucrats accompanying their political masters, have arrived here till late evening.

A Congress flag put up in front of Punjab Raj Bhavan evokes protest from Opposition parties Hotel Mountview presents the look of a cantonment on the eve of the Congress conclave on Thursday
A Congress flag put up in front of Punjab Raj Bhavan evokes protest from Opposition parties; (right) Hotel Mountview presents the look of a cantonment on the eve of the Congress conclave on Thursday. As many as 145 rooms of the hotel have been booked for the Congress leaders. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan


Cops on their toes on Congress conclave eve
Chandigarh, October 6

In less than a day before the scheduled beginning of Congress Chief Ministers’ conclave, the Chandigarh police today launched a massive operation to verify the antecedents of recent settlers in the city.

Kerala CM says BJP bigger enemy than Left
Chandigarh, October 6
The Kerala Chief Minister, Mr Oommen Chandy, has assured Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, that his party would recover from the recent panchayat poll debacle and bounce back in the next state elections scheduled for early next year.

Panchkula sitting on AIDS volcano!
Panchkula, October 6
The District health authorities here have found that unsafe sexual practices and unhygienic conditions have led to a substantial population of the city being afflicted by various sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive-tract infections.

Pension for PU staff
Chandigarh, October 6
After years of struggle Panjab University employees have finally got the much awaited pension. The university campus was abuzz today with the news that the Ministry of Finance, New Delhi, had this evening approved the pension for Panjab University.

PGI acts fast, sets up probe panel
Chandigarh, October 6
A day after the PGI came under severe criticism for “improper dumping of bio-medical waste” at a ground in Dadu Majra, the institute today reportedly ordered the formation of a “fact-finding commission” for looking into the matter.


Major offensive against anti-social elements
Chandigarh, October 6
On the eve of Congress Chief Ministers’ conclave, Chandigarh Police launched a major offensive to flush out antisocial elements. In the process they arrested five snatchers, including two minors. Besides this, three youths were arrested for stealing credit cards. Elsewhere, two burglars were also taken into custody.

A ‘lamp puja  being performed at the Sri Karthikeya Swamy Temple, Sector 31, Chandigarh, as part of the Navratras celebrations on Thursday
A ‘lamp puja (Kuthu Villaku Puja)’ being performed at the Sri Karthikeya Swamy Temple, Sector 31, Chandigarh, as part of the Navratras celebrations on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Can city cops cope with mishaps ?
Chandigarh, October 6
The Chandigarh Police seems to be just not trained enough to handle accident victims. Nothing else can explain the "callous attitude" displayed by the cops after two accidents occurred near a Sector-26 college on Wednesday.

Rodrigues felicitates TA personnel
Chandigarh, October 6
The Governor of Punjab, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), has felicitated Territorial Army personnel on the eve of the force’s 56th raising day celebrations at
Punjab Raj Bhavan here today.

Virtual blackout in Panchkula
Panchkula, October 6
Its a virtual blackout here for the past two days. It has nothing to do with the ongoing power shortage in Haryana, but the contractor hired by the municipal council decided to pull out all of a sudden.

Quota must be only for poor Dalits: manch
Mohali, October 6
Benefits under the reservation policy for Dalits should be given only to the economically weaker section instead of extending it to every member of the Dalit community. This was stated by Mr Shamsher Purkhalvi, president of the Dalit Chetna Manch, Punjab, at a press conference here today.

Brigadier held blameworthy for “tampering” Tehelka documents
Chandigarh, October 6
An Army Court of Inquiry has held Brig S.S. Gill, who had recorded the additional Summary of Evidence in Brigadier Iqbal Singh's trial by court martial in the Tehelka case, blameworthy of procedural lapses while making additions in statements contained in the SOE.

Campaign to check land mafia
Chandigarh, October 6
In an effort to deal with the land mafia active in and around the union territory with a stern hand, the Chandigarh police and the Estate Office have launched a campaign against people involved in encroachments on public land.

Protest by insurance staff
Chandigarh, October 6
The Chandigarh unit of the General Insurance Employees’ Association, Northern Zone, lodged their protest today when 50 persons from all four general insurance companies — New India Assurance Co, United India Insurance Co., Oriental Insurance Co.

LPG distributors to observe strike
Chandigarh, October 6
The All-India LPG Distributors’ Federation at a meeting here today decided to keep their LPG distributing outlets closed on October 11 in protest against the indifferent attitude of the government authorities concerned towards them.


Rs 4.5 lakh stolen from car
Mohali, October 6
Thieves decamped with Rs 4.5 lakh from a car in Phase VII here this evening. It is reported that the amount was lying in a car parked in the market area. The occupants of the car had gone to the ATM of the UTI Bank of withdraw more money.

Electrician electrocuted
Panchkula, October 6
A 40 -year- old electrician was electrocuted while trying to repair a fault in power transmission in Mansa Devi shrine complex today. The police said Lakhwinder Singh was hired by a shopkeeper to repair a fault.

1 hurt in mishap
Mohali, October 6
One person got critically injured in an accident at Phase VII chowk here today. The injured was immediately rushed to a private hospital. The injured person, Mr Surinder Singh was a resident of Sector 70.


Vita to make 101 kg ‘pinni’ for devotee
Chandigarh, October 6
The Haryana Dairy Development Cooperation Federation, which owns the brand name of Vita milk products, has received a challenging job. A devotee of Mata Mansa Devi, Mr Harinder Buddhiraja, has requested the corporation to make a “pinni” weighing 101 kg as an offering to the goddess.


Dua sees bright future for the country
Chandigarh, October 6
“There is no substitute to a well-aware population, a population which is not indifferent to its own rights. The democracy should translate into the daily lives of people and its fruits should be equally shared. This was stated by Mr H. K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group of Newspapers, while addressing around 200 doctors at an oration at the Government Medical College, Sector 32, here today.
Mr H. K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group of Newspapers, addresses doctors at the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Thursday
Mr H. K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group of Newspapers, addresses doctors at the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

PU history teachers boycott internal exams
Chandigarh, October 6
The ongoing problems at the Department of History, Panjab University, took a serious turn today with the faculty of the department boycotting the internal examinations, which were to begin today.

Waging battle for education
Mohali, October 6
Here is an Army man who is also an educationist. In charge of the 117 schools and 14 colleges, being run by the Army Welfare Education Society across the country, Major-General Manmohan Singh (Retd.) has grand plans for the education of children of Army men serving the nation.

Red-letter day for slum kids
Chandigarh, October 6

Their faces kindled at the sight of their new school. As they alighted from the bus at the gate of KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, for their first day at Ehsaas, today, they were a delighted lot, bubbling with life and bursting with enthusiasm.

Reaching for the stars: Slum kids at their first day in school at KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Reaching for the stars: Slum kids at their first day in school at KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7

PU to take correspondence dept fee through cheque
Chandigarh, October 6
Taking a serious note of the financial bungling that has taken place in Panjab University, investigations for which are on, the authorities have decided to take strict measures to ensure that such incident is not repeated.

Annual conference of AWES institutes
Mohali, October 6
The three-day annual conference of directors/heads of professional colleges being run by the Army began at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali today.

Exhibition on ‘Physics in our daily life’
Chandigarh, October 6
The exhibition “Physics in our daily life” at the Department of Physics, Panjab University, was inaugurated today by Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, PU.

Kids go ‘shopping’ in school
Mohali, October 6
At the Kindergarten wing of Sanjay Public School, Mohali, a shopping plaza was today created in the school for the children. Various stalls were set up, adorned with festoons and streamers.

Only 16pc clear P.hd test


SC comes to landlords’ rescue
Chandigarh, October 6
In a judgment having wide ramifications on the landlord-tenant relations in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the Supreme Court has ruled that landlords can get their commercial property vacated for personal use.


New Release

Will ‘Yaaran...’ bring ‘baharaan’?
Filmmaker Manmohan Singh is back with doing what he does best — making good-cast big-budget films. Punjabi film “Yaaran Naal Baharaan” brings together “Yahaan”-fame Jimmy Sheirgill and Raj Babbar’s daughter Juhi Babbar in lead roles. It is of course a big film for them, a film that could get box office success for the lead stars and Manmohan Singh. The flick is slated to open at Kiran, Chandigarh, Fun Republic, Manimajra and Phul, Patiala, today.

Juhi Babbar and Jimmi Sheirgill in “Yaaran Naal Baharaan”.
Juhi Babbar and Jimmi Sheirgill in “Yaaran Naal Baharaan”

Injury no deterrent for this player 
Chandigarh, October 6
You don’t have to be a famous sportsperson to show the true sportsmanship and game spirit. Somali Bajaj has proved this by winning four matches in badminton at the ongoing KVS sports meet here despite her fractured arm. She not only showed amazing skills on the badminton court but showed extraordinary courage, determination and willpower. Twelve-year-old Somali Bajaj is the captain of the under-17 badminton team of the Mumbai region. She got her arm fractured on the very first day of the meet while playing a doubles match against Jammu. However, she continued to play and went on to winning the match.

Somali Bajaj
Somali Bajaj 

KVs’ sports meet oozes pan-Indian flavour
Chandigarh, October 6
It’s all about a converging India. The ongoing National Sports Meet of the Kendriya Vidyalayas has turned into a huge melting pot of India’s diverse cultures where camaraderie is the spirit and friendship the mantra.

Sweety wins gold in tae kwan do 
Chandigarh, October 6
Sweety of Chandigarh Region bagged gold medal in tae kwan do (u-41-45 kg) while Neelima, another girl from the region secured silver medal in 49-54 kg on the penultimate day of 36th KVS National Sports Meet held at various venues in the city and vicinity today.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |