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CAT gives benefits to retired UT staff
Chandigarh, October 20
In a major relief to scores of employees of Chandigarh Administration, who retired between November 1966, and November 1985, the CAT has granted post retirement benefits as per the liberalised Punjab Pension Rules and medical facilities.

Rs 66 crore released to upgrade Mohali infrastructure
Plan to develop town, nearby areas as IT, bio-tech hub
Chandigarh, October 20
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today approved the release of first instalment of Rs 66 crore for boosting infrastructure and connectivity in Mohali and the surrounding areas for IT and bio-tech sector.

Fast of faith: Women offer prayers after watching Karva Chauth moon in Chandigarh on Thursday. Women pray, fast for husbands

Fast of faith: Women offer prayers after watching Karva Chauth moon in Chandigarh on Thursday.




Two ‘parallel’ shopping festivals in Sector 17
Season fails to unite shopkeepers
Chandigarh, October 20
With the ongoing festival season failing to unite the shopkeepers of the City Centre, Sector 17, two “parallel” shopping festivals are being organised by them.

Students of MCM College collect clothes for earthquake victims on Wednesday.
Students of MCM College collect clothes for earthquake victims on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Hawara case: Gurdeep to be produced in court today
Kharar, October 20
Gurdeep Singh, wanted by the police in connection with the Jagtar Singh Hawara case, has been brought here today by the local police on transit remand from the court of the judicial Magistrate at Kurukshetra.

Suicide bid by BSNL employee at Sukhna
Chandigarh, October 20
A BSNL employee tried to end his life late last night by jumping into Sukhna Lake. He was saved by the policemen on duty. The employee, Hardial Singh, was reportedly “under great stress and tension” due to which he tried to take the extreme step.

Passing Thru: Meenakshi Kohli, Manager, Communications, CRY, Delhi


Another pollution blast on the cards
Chandigarh, October 20
The level of noise and air pollution in the city air on the occasion of Divali, the much awaited festival annually, speaks volumes about the inability of the educational and social institutions in motivating people to abstain from the loud noise and the dangerous gas fumes in the air.

Dr Jyotsna Chatterjee Women’s programme chief for gender sensitisation
Workshop for educators held
Chandigarh, October 20
Few things have changed since the formation of the Joint Women’s Programme (JWP) in 1977. About 28 years later, tiding over rebellion and critical mindsets, the movement is not just gaining strength through the fairer sex but also men who are now equal partners in the creation of a new society.

Rally against female foeticide
Chandigarh, October 20
A 10-day NSS camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, concluded with a rally against female foeticide, here today. The Principal, Mr Shamlal Sharma, flagged off the rally.

Two rules for booths: The double-storeyed booths constructed by the Chandigarh Administration. Admin’s dual policy irks booth owners
Chandigarh, October 20
Hundreds of booth owners in the city are a harassed lot as the Chandigarh Administration seems to be having two sets of rules for the construction of extra floor on booths in the city.

Two rules for booths: The double-storeyed booths constructed by the Chandigarh Administration. — A Tribune photograph

Gurdwara panel poll process from today
Chandigarh, October 20
Programme for election to the management committees of the gurdwaras, under Section 87(1) (b) of the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, falling in the area of Chandigarh has been finalised by the Chief Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections.

Bravery award winners Mukesh Kumar and Parveen Bahl in Chandigarh. Striving for dignity of disabled
Chandigarh, October 20
Physical infirmity has never deterred Gurgaon’s Praveen Bahl from striving for a normal life. Paralysed decades ago, he could have resigned to fate or simply sulked over the way destiny had treated him.

Bravery award winners Mukesh Kumar (extreme left) and Parveen Bahl (sitting on the wheelchair) in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Local designs system to check rail accidents
Chandigarh, October 20
A 91-year-old resident of Sector 20 has designed a system, which will enable the Railways to check accidents at an unmanned level crossing. A few moments before a train has to pass at the level crossing, the system alerts the road users by switching on a red light and blowing a siren.

HUDA begins lifting water from Ghaggar
Panchkula, October 20
The water woes of Panchkula are finally over as Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) began lifting five lakh gallons of water from the Ghaggar since yesterday.

Employees hold rally
Chandigarh, October 20
On a call of the Coordination Committee of Government and MC Employees and Workers, a rally was organised by UT employees here today.


More women approaching police
Complaints against spouse
Mohali, October 20
Women seem to be more fed up with their husbands than husbands with their wives. And complaints from women against their husbands are more from the town than from the surrounding villages.

Brigadier lodges complaint against brother
Chandigarh, October 20
Acting on the complaint of a city-based serving brigadier, the Chandigarh Police has registered a case of trespassing and other offences against his brother — a retired brigadier.


Paintings displayed at CII Chandigarh fair, 2005, in Sector 17, Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Thursday. CII fair opens amid fanfare
Chandigarh, October 20
Karva Chauth spirit pervaded the ambience of CII Chandigarh fair, which got underway at the Sector 17 Parade Ground today. Synchronised with the festive season, the fair drew large crowds, including the young and old couples, who indulged and took home some good bargains.

Paintings displayed at CII Chandigarh fair, 2005, in Sector 17, Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


100 students attend workshop on aviation
Chandigarh, October 20
The Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology (CIET) today organised a one-day workshop on “Aviation and space: option and opportunities” on its campus, here today.


City Sangeet Sammelan
Chandigarh, October 20
A fragrant and welcome reminder that Chandigarh is not just a city of buildings and roads is round the corner.

New Release
Animated ‘Hanuman’ hits the screen today

India’s first animated film on the mythological superhero ‘Hanuman’ will be released today at Fun Republic, Mani Majra. The film is a masterpiece that involved many hours of artistery and skill.

A play, “Ek Andruni Maut”, being staged at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh on Thursday. Fashion students stage play
Theatre is the greatest medium of human expression in the times of conflict and crisis. This has inspired the students of the Delhi School of Fashion Technology to bare the human soul in their maiden presentation of “Ek Andruni Maut” staged at the Tagore Theatre today.

A play, “Ek Andruni Maut”, being staged at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


SJOBA golf tourney on October 23
Chandigarh, October 20
The St. John’s Old Boys Association (SJOBA) Nokia Golf Tournament will be held on October 23 at Panchkula Golf Course. The event is open to all old boys of St. John’s School, their spouses and boys currently studying in the school.

Rajveer shines in Shivalik school win
Chandigarh, October 20
A superb performance by Rajveer enabled Shivalik Public School to beat Little Flower School, Sector 14, Panchkula, by 5-0 in a Pool C fixture of the St Kabir Under-12 Football Trophy being organised by the Chandigarh Football Association at St Kabir School in Sector 26 here.

28 cars to take part in Power MI challenge
Chandigarh, October 20
A total of 28 cars will face the starter’s flag in the Power M1 Challenge, the fourth round of the Motorsports Association of India’s Indian National Rally Championship, but attention will be firmly focussed on the Team MRF and Team JK cars. The re entry of the latter into rallying, which has culminated into a keen battle for supremacy, has rekindled interest in motorsport.

Chess selection tourney
Chandigarh, October 20
The selection tournaments for chess under seven, 13 and sub-junior categories for both boys and girls will be held at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here, on October 22 and 23. The selected players will further represent Chandigarh for the national tournament.

Badminton tourney: Haryana AG bag women’s title
Chandigarh, October 20
Bhavna Sharma of AG, Haryana, and Ashish Sharma of AG, Punjab, bagged the women and men singles titles respectively in the North Zone Accountant-General Badminton Tournament which concluded here today at Sector 42 Indoor hall.

Tennis trials on Oct 25
Chandigarh, October 20
The selection trials for the Chandigarh tennis team will be conducted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) in its complex at Sector 10 on October 25.


UT: no adverse comments received from CVC
Chandigarh, October 20
The Vigilance Department, Chandigarh Administration, has finalised 17 vigilance inquiries during the period April 2005 to date. This was stated in an official press note here today.

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