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Strong tremors send chill down city’s spine
Professor jumps from first floor; high alert sounded

Chandigarh, October 8
Strong tremors shook the city out of sleep this morning. Hit by a massive earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Ritcher scale, residents panicked in reaction to a death-like situation.

Panicky Panjab University employees stand outside the examination branch after the earthquake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Panicky Panjab University employees stand outside the examination branch after the earthquake in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Mediapersons rush out of Haryana Niwas.
Mediapersons rush out of Haryana Niwas.
 — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Experts apprehensive about seismic activity in region
Chandigarh, October 8
When the tremors rocked the city in the morning today, the first question on the mind of seismic experts was whether the epicentre of the quake was in the Kangra region.

Panic grips students
Chandigarh, October 8
It was business as usual at the local St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, today before a wave of panic triggered by the massive earthquake terrorised the students and staff.

Quake jest on SMS
Mohali, October 8
It did not take much time for residents of the tri-cities to get over the shock of the morning earthquake. With wits gathered, messages passed from mobile to mobile, and all these were not worried inquiries about each other’s well-being.

With conclave, city comes of age
Chandigarh, October 8
The two-day conclave of Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states ended here today afternoon with the joint Press conference of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the concluding day of the Congress Chief Ministers’ conclave in Punjab Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the concluding day of the Congress Chief Ministers’ conclave in Punjab Bhavan, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Human skeleton found in house
Chandigarh, October 8
The discovery of a human skeleton from the Sector 21 house of an Army officer, placed under lock and key by the Estate Office some 16 years back, today sent shock waves in the city.

No takers for conversion in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, October 8
There are no takers for the policy of conversion of industrial plots into commercial plots in the Industrial Area of the city if the number of respondents is any indication.


Number of courts martial down
Chandigarh, October 8
Stating that the standard of discipline in the Army has improved, the Director General Discipline, Ceremonials and Welfare at Army Headquarters, Lieut-Gen M.G. Girish, said that the number of trials by courts martial has come down over the past years.

War memorial being set up at Regimental centre
Chandigarh, October 8
For the first time, Punjab Regiment officers may be sent out to command battalions belonging to other regiments as it has a surplus of officers having the requisite command potential.

Associations seek Kerala regiment
Chandigarh, October 8
The demand for a Kerala regiment in the Army was made at a meeting held here recently to felicitate Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

BJP activists seek PM’s resignation
Chandigarh, October 8
Demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in the wake of the Supreme Court judgement on Bihar, BJP activists today demonstrated at the Matka Chowk here today.

Association constitution amended
Chandigarh, October 8
The constitution of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association was amended this morning by deleting a clause restricting the candidature of office bearers for re-election.

Deep Complex residents continue stir
Chandigarh, October 8
The protest dharna by residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, against the acquisition of their land by the Chandigarh Administration, entered 13th day today.

MCs look forward to delimitation panel meeting
Mohali, October 8
Municipal Councillors are keeping their fingers crossed over the holding of the first meeting of the ward delimitation board fixed for October 10.

Post office opened in Sector 12-A
Panchkula, October 8
The Chief Post Master-General, Mr L.K. Puri, inaugurated a post office in the Sector 12-A market here.


Woman accuses revenue officer of eve-teasing
Chandigarh, October 8
A married woman today submitted a complaint with the Sector 19 police station accusing a UT Revenue Department officer of indulging in eve-teasing.

JE hangs himself to death
Mohali, October 8
A middle-aged resident of Phase VII allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan here this evening.

Cyclist killed in accident
Mohali, October 8
One person was killed when he was hit by a bus near a police station in Phase I here today.


Manipur Governor opens tourism meet
Chandigarh, October 8
“Two things which stand out prominently before us are education and employment. Not only do we have to increase the literacy rate, we have also to ensure quality education at all levels from the primary level to higher science and technology.

Lecture on teaching skills
Mohali, October 8
An extension lecture by Dr (Ms) Malwinder Ahuja, Reader, Panjab University, on the topic — micro teaching and teaching skills —was organised by the Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Mohali, here, today.


Court orders status quo in Chandigarh Club case
Chandigarh, October 8
With a local court ordering status quo in the Chandigarh Club case, a suspended executive member, Capt Sanjiv Gandotra (retd), today failed to get any relief. With this, the crisis in the prestigious club persists with the court now adjourning the case to November 12.


“Begum” of Pakistani ghazals
Chandigarh, October 8
With music for company, Munni Begum couldn’t have cared less for rules of the games people play. She would rather write her own rules and invent her own language for musical expression. She has been doing that all her life. Munni Begum

Mink likes to be couch potato
Chandigarh, October 8
Her sparkling vivaciousness soon has those around her grinning like Cheshire cats! In the city, on a break, to meet up with friends and paint the town red (McDonald’s being the first casualty!), Bollywood actor Mink charms with her earthy earnestness. “I am a very real person, people who are grounded, rooted, do not change at least with material acquisitions and fame.”


Senior citizens examined for healthy heart
Chandigarh, October 8
As part of its ongoing campaign on healthy heart week (October 4-10), members of the Indian Medical Association in partnership with Healthy Heart Action Project funded by the WHO and the Department of Community Medicine and General Medicine, PGIMER and the Department of Medicine, General Hospital, Sector 16, today visited senior citizens’ home.

Chandigarh Hospice gets more beds
Chandigarh, October 8
A newly built portion of Chandigarh Hospice, a cancer hospital, was today inaugurated by Jean Rodrigues, wife of Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT Chandigarh.


Jaswinder of DAV School, Amritsar, smashes his way to victory in the badminton title of the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Tournament at Sector 42 indoor hall on Saturday.DAV Sec 8 win wrestling, athletics titles
Chandigarh, October 8
Hosts DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, proved their supremacy with winning titles in athletic and wrestling in the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Tournament being held here. Middle-distance runner Gurwinder Singh of DAVSSS-8 was adjudged the best athlete pushing his colleague Gurpreet Singh to the second position.

Jaswinder of DAV School, Amritsar, smashes his way to victory in the badminton title of the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Tournament at Sector 42 indoor hall on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

‘International standards for domestic cricket series at PCA’
Mohali, October 8
“Ours is not a money-making motive, whatever PCA would earn would be ploughed back to promote domestic cricket and the game at the grass-root level that is in improving the infrastructure at the school levels”, said Mr I.S. Bindra, president, PCA, while addressing a press conference at the PCA conference hall, here, today.

PEC athletics meet results
Chandigarh, October 8
Raman won the first place in 10000-m race while Aarti stood first in 1600-m cycling on the penultimate day of the 59th Annual Athletics meet of Punjab Engineering College held on its campus here today.

DAV management plans sports schools
Chandigarh, October 8
“We plan to stress on research areas so that in this hi-tech and information technology era, our students do not lag behind”. This was stated by Mr D.R. Gupta, Director, DAV Colleges and government-aided Schools. He had come from Delhi to be the guest of honour during the opening ceremony of the All-India Hansraj Aryan Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, yesterday.

Akash, Raksha tae kwon do champs
Chandigarh, October 8
Akash Kaul and Raksha won the first position under Fin weight in boys’ and girls’ categories, respectively, in Chandigarh State tae kwon do championship held at the Skating Rink hall, Sector 10, here today. The following are the results:

Badminton tourney at Press Club
Chandigarh, October 8
The Chandigarh Press Club will hold the 5th Inter-Media Badminton Tournament on October 15 and 16 in below 35 and above 35 age groups in both men and women section.

DAV retain carrom trophy
Chandigarh, October 8
DAV School, Sector 8, Panchkula, retained the trophy beating Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, in the 5th Saupin’s Inter-School Carrom Tournament being held at Saupin’s School, Sector 9, here today.


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