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UT apartment rules likely to stay
High-level panel prepares report
Chandigarh, September 9
Chandigarh apartment Rules, 2001, envisaging more housing infrastructure in the existing area are likely to stay in the Union Territory. A recommendation in this regard has been made by a high-level sub-committee constituted by the Chandigarh Administration.

Rain floods city roads
Chandigarh, September 9
If Met Department measurements are anything to go by, it rained a trace in the city today. On the city roads, however, the situation remained messy, much to the discomfort of commuters who were stranded for as long as it poured. And supposedly, it only poured a trace.
Roads were inundated and visibility was affected after a heavy downpour in Chandigarh Roads were inundated and visibility was affected after a heavy downpour in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik









EARLIER STORIES

Gaganjit case: victim stands by rape charge
Chandigarh, September 9
A day after the DNA test report in the Gaganjit Singh Barnala’s rape case turned out to be inconclusive, the Chandigarh police initiated the process of filing the challan in the local courts. A senior official said the challan would be filed within the next few days.

Unhappy with school, boy stages own kidnapping
Chandigarh, September 9
A 15-year-old student of Government High School, Sector 46, staged a fake kidnapping to pressure his parents to change his school as he was allegedly being harassed. While the family of Sunil Kumar spent two sleepless nights waiting for him to return, he kept making calls at his home posing as the kidnapper.

Over 200 Tribune employees donate blood
Chandigarh, September 9
The Tribune Employees Union organised a blood donation camp to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, founder of The Tribune Trust, here today.

Employees donate blood at a camp organised by The Tribune Employees Union to mark the death anniversary of The Tribune Trust founder, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Employees donate blood at a camp organised by The Tribune Employees Union to mark the death anniversary of The Tribune Trust founder, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, in Chandigarh

COMMUNITY

Property-related crime on decline
Chandigarh, September 9
The local police today claimed a “steep decline” in cases of property-related crime and other offences during the past three months in the South Sub-Division, compared to the corresponding period the previous year.

Proceedings against 64 Cong MLAs begin
Chandigarh, September 9
The Civil Judge, Mr R.K. Mehta, today initiated ex-parte proceedings against 64 MLAs of the Congress in Punjab for not appearing before the court in a civil suit filed by SAD leader, Gurmeet Singh Matharoo.

Security forces on maximum alert
Chandigarh, September 9
The security forces in this region have been put on maximum alert in view of the bomb blasts at Malegaon yesterday. Sources today said the Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh police chiefs had directed their forces to beef up the security arrangements in all sensitive areas.

Rod Pryde for promoting unity based on shared humanity
Chandigarh, September 9
It was a fine event - marked more by cordiality than formality and this despite the fact that at its heart was a British dignitary. Not often do functions scheduled as “formal” turn out in such pleasant moulds…. The occasion was just right for an exchange of experiences and ideas - something the Director of British Council India Mr Rod Pryde was here to stress.


Mr Rod Pryde, Director, British Council India, addresses members of the Chandigarh chapter of Association of British Scholars at Hotel Park View on Saturday.

Mr Rod Pryde, Director, British Council India, addresses members of the Chandigarh chapter of Association of British Scholars at Hotel Park View

Nude tantrik creates ruckus
Panchkula, September 9
In a bizarre incident, a tantrik, today created ruckus at the Sector 20 cremation ground by making obscene gestures and dancing nude all day. Jhuggi dwellers around the ground alleged that he forcibly entered their homes and made passes and molested women while the police took no notice of their complaints.

Oustees get HUDA letter on last date
Panchkula, September 9
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has sent a letter to all oustees of Panchkula extension, asking them to complete their documents by September 8 to be eligible for a plot under the category.

Luxury bus to Delhi flagged off
Chandigarh, September 9
Manjit Singh Sarang, General Manager of the Punjab and Sind Bank (North Zone), today flagged off the third luxury air-conditioned bus of PUNBUS from ISBT, Sector 17. The bus will stop en route to Ambala Cantt, Pipli, Karnal and Panipat.

Astrology book released
Chandigarh, September 9
Astrologer P. Khurrana’s latest book “Sun Signs” was released here this afternoon by satirist Jaspal Bhatti. After a few jokes from Bhatti’s kitty, P. Khurrana said: “I have written some 20 books on the subject, but this one is different from the rest in the sense that it explores complete personalities, keeping zodiac signs in mind.

Immolation bid over demolitions
Chandigarh, September 9
High drama was witnessed in Sector 56, Palsora, when a woman tried to immolate herself in protest against a demolition drive being done to remove illegal structures in the area here today.



Enforcement staff demolish jhuggis in Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Enforcement staff demolish jhuggis in Sector 25, Chandigarh
 
CRIME

2 held for selling car to junk dealer
Chandigarh, September 9
Two residents of Shimla were today arrested by the police for allegedly selling a Ford Ikon car of Ashok Kumar to a junk dealer in Burail village. According to a police official, Ashok Kumar, a resident of Sirsa, had given his car to Deepak to go to Shimla.

Cyclist crushed to death
Panchkula, September 9
A cyclist, K.D, Modi, was crushed to death by a truck near the Majri chowk here yesterday. A daily-wage earner, the victim was returning home when the mishap took place.

 
BUSINESS

Amartex launches fire-resistant fabric
Panchkula, September 9
Amartex Industries Limited today launched its fire- resistant, dust and water- proof speciality fabric at a function held at Gymkhana Club, Sector 3, here today. The outcome of six months of research, the fabric is an outcome of a special chemical treatment on polyster viscose and polyster cotton blend which makes it suitable for industrial use as also for use by the forces.

 
EDUCATION

New Zealand study fair on Sept 12
Chandigarh, September 9
New Zealand Education Fair 2006 will be held in the city on September 12 at Hotel Taj, Sector 17, from 11 am to 5 pm. Representatives from over 20 institutions across New Zealand will be present to counsel parents and students aspiring to study in New Zealand.

Apeejay School tops space project contest
Chandigarh, September 9
Apeejay School, Jalandhar, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, bagged the first and second prize, respectively, at the zonal competitions on the theme, “Aryabhatta to Chanderyaan: India’s Space Journey” at DAV School, Sector 15, today.


Winning teams of Apeejay School, Jalandhar, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, at the zonal competition on “Aryabhatta to Chanderyan: India’s Space Journey” in DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Winning teams of Apeejay School, Jalandhar, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, at the zonal competition on “Aryabhatta to Chanderyan: India’s Space Journey” in DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh

GJIMT freshers welcomed
Chandigarh, September 9
The Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, recently welcomed its 10th batch of MBA students at a function titled "Vibrations 06". The programme, replete with song and dance numbers, saw participation by both new and old students.

COURTS

District Courts
Showdown over parking fee
Chandigarh, September 9
Charging parking fee from the court staff by the contractor of the paid parking outside the district courts here today led to a showdown between the District Bar Association and the court staff.

Judicial complex in Mohali sought
Mohali, September 9
The local District Bar Association has demanded that a permanent judicial complex be set up and space provided for lawyers chamber in the complex. Mr N.S. Minhas, president of the association, said the demands were brought to the notice of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, through a memorandum.

 
CULTURE

Nurturing tradition with care
Chandigarh, September 9
Even at 69 Guru Kalamandalam Gopi is grace personified. A celebrated exponent of kathakali, he is credited not only with enriching the tradition with newer dimensions but also with spawning a new generation of talent - one that reinforces hope in the future of the dance form.

Guru Kalamandalam Gopi strikes a winning pose as he exhibits the finer nuances of kathakali to the students of Punjab Engineering College at a special event organized by SPIC MACAY in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Guru Kalamandalam Gopi strikes a winning pose as he exhibits the finer nuances of kathakali to the students of Punjab Engineering College at a special event organized by SPIC MACAY in Chandigarh

HEALTH

GMCH celebrates annual function
Chandigarh, September 9
An impressive cultural programme marked the annual day function of the Government Medical Collage and Hospital, Sector 32, here today. The function started with a welcome song by students after the chief guest, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance, inaugurated the function.

 
SPORTS

Football academy drub Punjab association 8-0
Chandigarh, September 9
Chandigarh Football Academy drubbed Punjab Football Association 8-0 in the first semifinal of Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played at the football stadium, Sector 17, here today.


The semifinal match between Football Academy, Hoshiarpur, and SAI East, Kolkata, in progress at the football stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

The semifinal match between Football Academy, Hoshiarpur, and SAI East, Kolkata, in progress at the football stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh

Sec 16 stadium to host ICC Trophy practice matches
Chandigarh, September 9
The Sector 16 cricket stadium will host practice matches for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket teams for the ICC Champions Trophy. The teams will play matches against Punjab Cricket Association XI on October 4 and 5 at the stadium.

Gurbir, Mrinal are skating champs
Chandigarh, September 9
Gurbir Singh and Mrinal emerged winners in the age group of 4 to 6 boys’ and girls’ category, respectively, on the inaugural day of the 1st Holy Child Skating Carnival ‘06, organised by the Panchkula Sports Association. 315 skaters from various schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali participated.

Anurag, Akshay star in St Stephen’s win
Chandigarh, September 9
An all-round show by Akshay Sharma (46 n.o and 2 for 2) paved the way for St Stephen’s School, Sector 45 for an easy 92-run triumph over Air Force 3 BRD in the opening match of the Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Tournament for High School students being conducted by the DP Azad Cricket Academy at the St Stephen’s ground in Togan, near here, today.

Chandigarh team for Pataudi Trophy shortlisted
Chandigarh, September 9
The following players have been shortlisted for the Chandigarh Team, which will participate in the Pataudi Trophy-2006 (Haryana Cricket Association Inter-District Tournament): Ajay Sikka, Bhageshwar Bisht, Sumit Narwal, Waqar Ahmed, Praveen Ratta, Michael Vishal, Vipul Chadha, Karan Kherwal, Amardeep Sonkar, Kirpal Singh, Sansar Bali, Amit Tyagi, Mandeep Singh, Anwar Mughal, Gulab, Abhimanu, Amit Sonkar, Sakun Verma, Amrinder Singh and Jagdeep.

Panchkula lift cricket cup
Panchkula, September 9
The Panchkula team lifted the trophy by beating Chandigarh by 40 runs in the inter-institutional Hartron Cricket Cup 2006 at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Mountain biking race today
Chandigarh, September 9
The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association is conducting Chandigarh Mountain Bike Cycling Races on September 10 starting at 6.30 am in Kaimbala village, near Saketri Shiv Temple, behind Sukhna Lake.

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