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City readies for water amusement park
Chandigarh, October 10
Residents of City Beautiful will soon enjoy a water amusement park. The Chandigarh Administration has tentatively earmarked 30 acres in Maloya village in the master plan for the project.
Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

Auction makes HUDA richer by over 140 cr
Panchkula, October 10
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) earned a record sum of Rs 14,082.60 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 5,192.05 lakh for the auction of 34 commercial sites in various sectors during a largely attended auction today.

Beware! Snatchers are on prowl
Chandigarh, October 10
Look before you step on the road carrying mobile phones and handbags. Chances are that a snatcher, stalking you for quite some time, are looking for an opportunity to target you. Last week, at least seven residents were not careful enough. They landed up in police stations with complaints losing their valuables to the snatchers.

Nayagaon rape case: HC’s no to CBI probe
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today disallowed the plea of the Punjab Government for handing over investigation of the Nayagaon minor's rape case to the CBI.

Taking Dusehra celebrations to new heights: Artists give final touches to the giant effigies in Chandigarh on Monday
Taking Dusehra celebrations to new heights: Artists give final touches to the giant effigies in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Passing Thru
Abdul Majid, coach and manager, Pakistan Wrestling Federation

Sweet fruit of hard labour: Thakur Harbhajan Singh brokers no rough handling of his vegetables. "Please put the cauliflowers straight up when you finishing choosing the one you wish to buy," he reprimands gently. He has been selling vegetables from his little outlet in Sector 8 since 1960 now and 45 years later, at the venerable age of 73, he is planning to put his weighing scales down and close the shop in March next year. 


Aid reaching Uri not enough 
Chandigarh, October 10
Despite the best efforts of the Army and civil administration, the situation in the Uri sector in Kashmir continues to be grim after the earthquake that devastated the area on Saturday. Several well meaning people are touring the area and providing people with medicines and warm clothing based on their individual resources and the relief material collected by them from donors on a humanitarian ground.

Rozgar yojna gets rolling
Chandigarh, October 10
The Swaran Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna project of the Municipal Corporation (MC), providing financial help and free vocational training programmes for people of the city below poverty line (BPL), finally got rolling here today.

Fauji Beat
Short tenures not in Army’s interest
Until a few years ago, a Lieutenant-General not having two years residual period of service, could not be promoted as an Army Commander. Because, it was felt that he could not do justice to his command in less than two years. Imagine the time required for an Army commander to know the operational plans of his three Corps and three divisions in each corps.

A marchpast by the Territorial Army personnel in New Delhi on TA Day.
A marchpast by the Territorial Army personnel in New Delhi on TA Day

General Narinder Singh passes away
Chandigarh, October 10
Major-Gen Narinder Singh, who held the key appointment of Director-General, Military Operations, during the 1965 Indo-Pak war, passed away today. He was 86 and was a witness to some of the most decisive moments in the history of the Army.

Governor's greetings for Durga Puja
Chandigarh, October 10
Gen S.F. Rodrigues, UT Administrator and the Governor of Punjab, has greeted the people of Punjab and the UT on the occasion of Durga Puja. In a message, General Rodrigues said the festival was an embodiment of shakti, symbolising the victory of good over evil and inspires us to be righteous in all our actions.


Five held in two cases
Chandigarh, October 10
The local police today arrested two persons in connection with the thrashing of an accountant working with a trader of Sector 26 Grain Market. In a separate incident, three persons were taken in custody on the allegations of committing a theft in a house.

Head Constable dies in mishap
Chandigarh, October 10
A head constable with the Chandigarh police was killed, while two others sustained serious injuries in separate mishaps during the past 24 hours. For Head Constable Rajesh Kumar, the journey ended before his destination.


Star TV's programmes on Hutch 
Chandigarh, October 10
You can now watch your favourite Star programmes on Hutch mobile phone. For, Hutchison Essar and Star India, today launched "mobisodes" — one-minute video clips specifically designed to be watched on mobile phones.


Education board staff in election mode
Mohali, October 10
A common stage was shared by three different groups fighting the employee association’s election at the Punjab School Education Board office here today. The election is scheduled to be held on October 14.

Welcome party at CIIS
Mohali, October 10
Students at the Canadian Institute of International Studies (CIIS) welcomed the new entrants here today. It marked the beginning of the new semester of the studies on the campus.

Kids burn bad habits with demons
Panchkula, October 10
Gurukulites celebrated Dasehra in their own unique way — by burning away their bad habits along with the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnath on their school premises at Gurukul, Sector 20, here today.

Students of The Gurukul, Sector 20, interact with the Director-General of Police, Haryana, Mr Kunwar Nirmal Singh, after Dasehra celebrations on their school premises in Panchkula on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of The Gurukul, Sector 20, interact with the Director-General of Police, Haryana, Mr Kunwar Nirmal Singh, after Dasehra celebrations on their school premises in Panchkula on Monday


French literary works to be available in Indian languages
Chandigarh, October 10
French literature will no longer be “exclusive” as it used to be. With the French Ministry of Culture investing heavily in translation projects, many fine French literary works will now be available in a host of Indian languages — Hindi, Bangla and Tamil being the main ones.

Drawn into dandia spirit
very dance form creates its own aura and exhales its particular ethnicity, but the solemnity and grandeur of dandia seems to have taken all in its rapture. This was perceptible at the five-day Dandia Dance Festival at Fort Ramgarh, 15 km from Chandigarh, last week.

Women take part in the dandia festival at Fort Ramgarh, near Panchkula, on the occasion of Navratra. — A Tribune photograph
Women take part in the dandia festival at Fort Ramgarh, near Panchkula, on the occasion of Navratra

‘Bol Punjab De’ has audience spellbound
The richness, variety of rustic vigour and elan of Punjabi folklore pulsated throughout the staging of the 11th annual cultural bonanza — “Bol Punjab De” — by the Punjab Secretariat Cultural Society at the Tagore Theatre on Tuesday.

Zakir to get Vijay Rattan Award
Chandigarh, October 10
Kashmiri Lal Zakir, octogenarian litterateur, poet and social activist, has been awarded the prestigious Vijay Rattan Award by the Indian International Friendship Society for his consistent and meritorious service to Urdu literature and towards the uplift of the underprivileged through literary activities for the past many decades


Seminar on mental health
Chandigarh, October 10
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, Sector 32, today organised a symposium for the caregivers of mentally ill persons at Half Way Home, Sector 47.


Sachin Tendulkar disappoints fans
Mohali, October 10
Sachin Tendulkar’s return to the field was an anti-climax. The maestro played 15 balls and scored 12 runs before he was dismissed off a very well-pitched delivery by L. Balaji. Sighs of “ohhh” went around the ground as the handful of spectators present were shocked.

Chandigarh Games from Oct 27
Chandigarh, October 10
A mini national games for the city sport lovers, Chandigarh Games, will take off from October 27. These games will give desired exposure to the city sportspersons, thanks to the initiative taken by the Chandigarh Olympic Association, affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association. The sportsmen and women in 20 disciplines will take part in the first-ever Chandigarh Games to be held from October 27 to 30 at various sports centres.

HC lawyers cricket tourney
Chandigarh, October 10
Rajasthan High Court defeated Punjab and Haryana High Court (CLSA Yellow) by two wickets in the ongoing Inter-High Court Lawyers Cricket Tournament for the golden jubilee celebrations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, played at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.

3 titles for DAV-8 paddlers
Chandigarh, October 10
Paddlers from DAV Public School, Sector 8, walked away with three titles while hosts Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, New Public School, Sector 18, and Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, bagged one title each in the CBSE North Zone Inter -school Table Tennis Tournament which concluded here today at Sector 23 TT hall.

St. John’s win in cricket
Chandigarh, October 10
Nishant Maini hammered unbeaten 31 runs to enable St John's High School 'B' team in beating Stepping Stones-37 by five wickets in the 8th Blessed Edmund Rice Under-11 Cricket tournament played here today. Brief scores: Stepping Stones — 73 runs for eight in 20 overs (Piyush 12).

Astha, Sadhna win
Chandigarh, October 10
Astha Sharma and Sadhna Singh, students of Florence Convent School, Panchkula, won gold and silver medals, respectively, under the sub-junior wing of Chandigarh State Taek won do championship held at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here, recently.


Smoking in public places banned
Chandigarh, October 10
The Chandigarh Administration has prohibited smoking at public places under the Tobacco Products Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution Act, 2003, an official press note said here today.


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