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Youth stabbed to death in brawl near liquor vend
Panchkula, September 19

Twentyfour-year-old Varun Nath of Dhakoli in Zirakpur died of stab wounds while four others were injured in a drunken brawl between two groups in front of a liquor vend in Sector 5 here last night. 

Notices to 45 SCF owners
Misuse of upper floors for commercial purposes
Chandigarh, September 19
The UT Estate Office has come down heavily on the owners of showroom-cum-flats (SCFs), who have been found misusing their premises.

Depressed jawan shoots himself
Chandigarh, September 19
A 27-year-old Jawan of the 1890, Light Regiment, allegedly shot himself to death at a transit camp in Hallo Majra village here this morning.




Water supply to be hit
Chandigarh, September 19
Power supply will be shut for eight hours tomorrow due to some urgent work on the newly laid pumping machinery at the water works in Sectors 12 and 26.

MC to have 26 wards for civic poll
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will now have 26 wards in the forthcoming elections to the civic body. The inclusion of five more villages — Hallomajra, Kajehri, Palsora, Maloya and Dadumajra — in the limits of the civic body has set the ball rolling for the delimitation of the wards.

Watch out
With India desperately needing a win against the West Indies in Kuala Lumpur today, the city’s comeback man Dinesh Mongia might get a chance to prove his mettle. His all-round prowess can be useful for the Indian team, which is struggling to remain in contention in the tri-series. Dinesh Mongia


Governor asks senior citizens to help in nation building

Chandigarh, September 19
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, General S.F. Rodrigues, today called upon senior citizens to utilise their potential, expertise, knowledge and experience for building a bright future for the younger generations.

Senior citizens at the closing function of the computer literacy training programme at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Senior citizens at the closing function of the computer literacy training programme at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

The ‘killer’ crossings of UT

Chandigarh, September 19
The scooter on which Sanjay Kumar, a milk vendor of Dadu Majra, was travelling on Monday morning was hit by a speeding Maruti Zen coming from Punjab at the road intersection in Sector 38(West) which cuts the main road coming from Mohali. He was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 16, with dangling arms and legs. Mr Baljit Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector on duty, said: “He survived with fractures in his legs. A case has been registered.” 
Illustration by Gaurav Sood

Illustration by Gaurav Sood

9 Punjab celebrates Kalidhar anniversary
Chandigarh, September 19
The 9th Battalion of the Punjab Regiment commemorated the 41st anniversary of its Battle Honour Kalidhar, awarded for its exceptional performance while deployed in the Akhnoor Sector during the 1965 Indo-Pak war, by recalling the sacrifices and acts of valour of its men in the war.

Fauji Beat
1965 war bonhomie remains unmatched
What clearly stood out in the 1965 war in Punjab was the part that the civil population played in it. When the Army started moving in strength into Punjab in September 1965, the people did not only greet the soliders with a smile but also with a traditional hospitality.

This erstwhile Moti Palace is Poonch Brigade Officers’ Mess now.

This erstwhile Moti Palace is Poonch Brigade Officers’ Mess now.

Documentary on Maharaja Aggarsain
Chandigarh, September 19
Screening of a documentary produced by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, on the life of Maharaja Aggarsain will be the highlight of Aggarsain Jayanti celebrations on September 24 here.

Thieves, not cyclists, relish cycle tracks

Chandigarh, September 19
Cycle tracks — traversing the privacy of so many city residents — have failed to achieve their perceived objective. Though the use of the tracks — even with all the ditches and potholes — is compulsory for slow-moving vehicles, the Chandigarh Police has just not deployed enough personnel at the entry points to force the cyclist and rickshaws to commute on these paths.

The lack of illumination, improper entry and exit points, besides the presence of potholes, have rendered the cycle-tracks practially useless in Chandigarh.

The lack of illumination, improper entry and exit points, besides the presence of potholes, have rendered the cycle-tracks practially useless in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Justice Pandit cremated
Chandigarh, September 19
Scores of people from all walks of life today paid their last respects to former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice P.C. Pandit (retd), who passed away yesterday evening. He was cremated here this afternoon.

Adieu! My Lord
HERE was a man! A persuasive lawyer. A just Judge. Above all, a gentleman. He walked alone through the labyrinths of life. He toiled each day of his existence. He completed 93 milestones on the road of life. While walking towards the 94th he decided to leave this land of the dying. Unfortunately, Justice Prem Chand Pandit is no more in our midst.

PM not to inaugurate railway line
Mohali, September 19
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will not be inaugurating the Chandigarh-Morinda railway line in Mohali during his visit to the township on September 27.

Scheme for unauthorised power load
Chandigarh, September 19
The Electricity Department of the Chandigarh Administration today decided to give an opportunity to the consumers to get their unauthorised load regularised keeping in view the fact that many consumers had non-sanctioned load.

Debate on socialism at MCPI meet
Chandigarh, September 19
Set back to socialism in the wake of domination of the US-led market forces in India came up for heated discussion on the third day of the All-India Special Unity Congress of the Marxist Communist Party of India (United), at Kisan Bhavan here today.

Draw of HUDA plots ends
Panchkula, September 19
The draw for plots ended with the allotment of 356 remaining plots in Sector 28 by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here today. The second day remained as event-free as the first day though there was a bigger audience to witness the proceedings.

MC vehicles stopped from dumping garbage
Mohali, September 19
Employees of an industrial unit in Phase VIII blocked a stretch of a road to stop vehicles of the Municipal Council from dumping garbage near the premises.

2 brothers die of viral fever
Chandigarh, September 19
Two brothers residing in Sanjay Colony, Industrial Area, died of viral fever after struggling for life for hours at the General Hospital, Sector 16, here on September 17. Hailing from the Gaunda locality in Uttar Pradesh, Ram Kalap and his brother Bhola were migrant labourers.

Poultry farmers rue lack of subsidy on feed
Chandigarh, September 19
The failure of Ministry of Agriculture to extend subsidy on poultry feed to farmers in the states of Punjab and Haryana has led to the farmers incurring huge losses. While Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka have got a subsidy of Rs 150 per quintal on the maize feed for poultry — to help the farmers in these southern states to overcome losses — farmers in the northern region have been left high and dry.

A worker takes out eggs at a poultry farm. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed.

A worker takes out eggs at a poultry farm.

Minor fire in Sec 27 house
Chandigarh, August 19
A minor fire was reported in Sector 27-B here this evening in House No. 1080. Two fire engines were rushed to the spot and the fire was brought under control.

Passing Through


6 drug smugglers held, heroin worth Rs 50 lakh seized
Mohali, September 19
The police has arrested six members of a gang of smugglers and seized 432 grams of heroin worth about Rs 50 lakh in the international market.

Conmen dupe woman of two gold bangles
Chandigarh, September 19
Two unidentified conmen duped a woman of two gold bangles on the pretext of cleaning those at her house in Burail village here this afternoon.

Car, scooter stolen
Chandigarh, September 19
A car and a scooter were stolen from different parts of the city.


Bank CMD to open ATM
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the Union Bank of India, Mr MV Nair, will visit the city tomorrow.


PU Notes
Lecturer’s death mourned
Chandigarh, September 19
A meeting will be held in the Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, tomorrow at 11. 30 am to condole the death of L M Sharma, a lecturer in the department. Sharma died yesterday after he suffered cardiac arrest. His cremation was largely attended today.

Marks cards issued without official stamp, signatures
Mohali, September 19

The Punjab School Education Board has issued detailed marks cards to some students of the middle class without the required signatures and the official stamp. The middle class examinations were held by the board in February this year. 

A student shows the detailed marks card without official stamp and any signature issued to him by the Punjab School Education Board in Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

A student shows the detailed marks card without official stamp and any signature issued to him by the Punjab School Education Board in Mohali on Tuesday.

KB DAV honours its teachers
Chandigarh, September 19
KB DAV, Sector 7, yesterday celebrated Teachers’ Day at Tagore theatre, sector 18. The show today morning started with a Ganesh vandana performed by teachers, followed by various themes- based programmes also performed by the teachers. Mr G.P. Chopra, president, DAV College managing committee, was the chief guest.

62 teachers attend programme
Chandigarh, September 19
Sixty-two teachers attended a 10-day in-service training programme for TGTs (model and non-model schools) that concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, today.

From Colleges
Seats lying vacant in diploma course
Chandigarh, September 19
A few seats in postgraduate diploma in guidance are lying vacant in Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, for the academic session 2006-07. It is affiliated to Panjab University. The last date of admission to this course has been extended up to September 29. The eligibility criteria for admission to the course is minimum 50 per cent marks in any discipline.

PCCTU puts off court arrest decision
Chandigarh, September 19
The office-bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) have postponed their programme to court arrest at Matka Chowk here tomorrow. The union had chalked out a programme for the implementation of the pension-gratuity scheme of 1996 and other demands.


2-day police remand in dowry case
Panchkula, September 19
A local court today remanded a Kurukshetra resident and his family members to two days police custody in connection with a case of dowry.


PGIMER to have new animal complex
Chandigarh, September 19
For carrying out experiments on animals, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is coming up with a state-of-the-art animal house complex at an estimated cost of Rs 2 crore.

32,393 vaccinated in door-to-door drive
Chandigarh, September 19
A total of 32,393 children under five years of age were given polio drops during a door-to-door campaign of the Health Department in the city on yesterday and today.


Ferozepore college win PU kabaddi meet
Chandigarh, September 19
SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh outclassed Gobindgarh College, Alour, 3-0 in the men’s badminton zonal tie during the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Tournament held at Panjab University campus, here today.

Vanshika outclasses Ankita in tennis
Chandigarh, September 19
Vanshika Chugh of Chandigarh outclassed Ankita Kausahl of Haryana 6-1,4-6,6-2 in the girls’ u-12 prequarter final round of the Monsanto Aita Talent Series Tennis Tournament held at the CLTA, Sector 10, here today. The fight in the second round of u-16 boys’ doubles between the Chandigarh and Punjab pair ended in a one-sided affair defeat where Garry S. Amor and Harry S. Amor (CHD) beat Kanwardeep Singh and Sukhbanish Behal (PB) 6-2, 6-1.

Ajay Yadav returns a shot against Ashwani during the AITA series at the CLTA, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Ajay Yadav returns a shot against Ashwani during the AITA series at the CLTA, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Recruitment rules for firefighters in offing
Chandigarh, September 19
The Municipal Corporation will frame new recruitment and promotion rules for fire officials before filling the vacant posts in the department. The fire wing of the corporation has been without a Chief Fire Officer for the past more than two years.

Passport adalat in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, September 19
The passport adalats will be organised by the Regional Passport office at the office itself. The passport adalat will be held once every month. The first such adalat will be held on September 30 for three districts of Punjab-Sangrur, Bathinda and Patiala at the sector 34 Regional Passport office, according to Mr Vitul Kumar, Regional Passport officer.


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