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‘Surplus’ employees of UT move CAT
Chandigarh, October 5
Hundreds of employees of the Chandigarh Administration have once again dragged the Administration to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) over the issue of being declared surplus while asking for their option to get transferred to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Orphaned girl cries for parents
Mohali, October 5
Five-year-old Isha is destiny's daughter. The sole survivor of an accident that killed her entire family less than 10 days ago, Isha is still being told that her parents and younger brother have gone to Dera Beas and will be back soon.
"Isha you are not alone. We are with you," writes the MLA of Kharar, signing his best wishes to Isha who is recovering at Civil Hospital in Mohali on Thursday "Isha you are not alone. We are with you," writes the MLA of Kharar, signing his best wishes to Isha who is recovering at Civil Hospital in Mohali on Thursday. — Tribune Photo by Vicky Gharu


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Little Ramji gets a shelter
Chandigarh, October 5
Five-year-old Ramji can’t believe his fate. Until a while ago, he was one among the several children who subsist in the margins – invisible and excluded. But nor any more.

Dengue positive cases go up to 29 in city, Panchkula
Chandigarh/Panchkula, October 5
The total number of patients who have tested positive for dengue at the PGI, Chandigarh, and General Hospital, Panchkula, has gone up to 29 since the past over one week. With the testing of seven more positive cases for dengue the PGI now has 18 cases of dengue. It has reported 38 suspected case, since September 30.

130 houses get notices for mosquito breeding
Chandigarh October 5
The UT Health department has issued notices to 130 defaulter house-owners for creating mosquito-breeding places inside their houses in different parts of the city. The notices were issued under Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897.


BJP objects to proposed delimitation of wards
Chandigarh, October 5
The local unit of the BJP has raised objections to the proposed delimitation of the wards by the Municipal Corporation for the forthcoming elections. Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former Member of Parliament, while addressing a press conference at the party office in Sector 33, today said: “The corporation is not following the principal of equitable distribution of population in different wards as envisaged in the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, which is followed in the case of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Senior citizens face harassment at railway station
Chandigarh, October 5
Thanks to the indifference of the Railways, senior citizens and physically challenged are facing a lot of harassment at the Passenger Reservation Facility counter at the Chandigarh Railway Station.

Status quo in case of Sajida’s properties
Chandigarh, October 5
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr YS Rathore, today ordered status quo regarding the inheriting valuable properties left behind by the Late Sajida Begum of Malerkotla in Chandigarh and Punjab.

Contests mark wildlife week
Dera Bassi, October 5
As part of the ongoing wildlife protection week, the Punjab Forest Department organised various competitions here today. In the painting competition, Sarita stood first and Sonu second. Priya bagged the third prize.

Rocket launcher found underground
Chandigarh, October 5
Panic triggered in the Gobindpura locality in Mani Majra this morning when construction workers at a school site stumbled upon a rocket launcher while excavating earth.

Move on uniform VAT rates hailed
Chandigarh, October 5
Mr Ajay Jagga, president of the Chandigarh unit of the Janata Party has welcomed the move for uniform VAT rates throughout the country. In a statement issued here today, he said it would bring the best global practices in the country and uniformity. The Central Board of Excise and Customs officials would prepare the module of harmonised system of nomenclature (HSN) for states to adopt VAT.

Poor response to booths’ auction


Mayhem at midnight
Chandigarh, October 5

For them a compromise over a minor road accident was not the end of their misery. Instead they were bashed and their Travera was smashed by a group of armed people, believed to be drivers and conductors of a private transport company whose Qualis had collided with their Travera at the Sectors 33 and 34 intersection shortly before midnight last night.
Occupants of a Travera standing besides their smashed vehicle at the Sector 33 and 34 intersection late on Wednesday night
Occupants of a Travera standing besides their smashed vehicle at the Sector 33 and 34 intersection late on Wednesday night. — A Tribune photo

Young man’s body found
Chandigarh, October 5
The body of an unidentified man, appearing to be in his mid-twenties, was found from near the Sector 27 petrol station, here, this morning. The police, on the basis of preliminary investigations, ruled out the possibility of any foul play behind the death as no visible injury marks were found on the body.

Chains snatched from two women
Chandigarh, October 5
Two motor cycle-borne miscreants snatched gold chains from women in two incidents in the city. The police suspected that the same miscreants were involved in both the incidents.

No trace of missing lawyer even after 4 months
Chandigarh, October 5
Even four months after Mr Rajesh Gumber, a local lawyer, went missing, there is no trace of him despite constant efforts by his family members. Mr Gumber, who was practtising in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was a resident of house No. 1059, Sector 39-B, here.


Biz Clips
Stress laid on setting goals for success

Chandigarh, October 5
A workshop on “Simple Ways to Manage your Attitude, Time and Goals” was held at CII Northern Region Headquarters here today. Mr Pramod Batra, President of Think Inc., addressed the 60-odd participants, who are members of the CII Himachal Pradesh State Council.


667 B.Ed seats vacant as counselling ends
Chandigarh, October 5
The third counselling for admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and B.Ed. (Yoga) in the Colleges of Education affiliated to Panjab University and Punjabi University for the session 2006-07 ended at the University Auditorium, Panjab University, here today.

From Colleges
Essay writing contest on national integration

Chandigarh, October 5
An essay writing contest on national integration and communal harmony was organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Chandigarh Administration at Government College, Sector 11.


Minimum props is Ankur’s signature style
Chandigarh, October 5
Devendra Raj Ankur always invites considerable curiosity. This is because the virtuosity of this eminent theatre director (as also Director of the National School of Drama, Delhi) is undeniable.

The NSD alumni crew of theatre group “Sambhav” (from left to right: Jayant Gadekar, Sona Moni, Sushil Pontiyal and Amita Udgata) poses at the Tagore Theatre prior to their performance in director D.R. Ankur’s 'Humse Tumse Pyar Karega Kaun' on Thursday.
The NSD alumni crew of theatre group “Sambhav”

Home truths on relationships
Chandigarh, October 5
In a genre reminiscent of the oral tradition of story-telling where words take on physical shape, eminent theatre director D R Ankur’s ‘Humse Tumse Pyar Karega Kaun’ by members of his theatre group ‘Sambhav’, was a emotive enactment of Vijay Tendulkar’s classic tale ‘Amchavar Kaun Prem Karnaar’ (who will love us) in Hindi.


Relying on social marketing of condoms to check HIV menace
Chandigarh, October 5
Chandigarh is on its way to prove that HIV prevention efforts can be enhanced by the application of social marketing principles. After trying out the free condom distribution strategy to curb HIV prevalence, the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (SACS) is relying on social marketing of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV and STDs.


Bangladeshi coach plans to visit NIS
Chandigarh, October 5
In town to take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of ICC Champions Trophy on October 7, Mohammad Salahudin, Assistant Coach of Bangladesh cricket team, plans to take a trip down the memory lane. Six years after graduating from the NIS, Patiala, he again plans to visit his alma mater - this time after having accomplished his goals.

Lankans set to take on B’deshis
Chandigarh, October 5
“Bangladesh is a good side as they have some experienced players so we cannot afford to take them lightly in our opening match,” said Mahela Jayawardene, skipper of the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Swimmers seek better facilities
Chandigarh, October 5
The All-India Inter-University Aquatic Championship under way at Panjab University, saw a number of international swimmers. Gaurav, Shashank, Rohit Barve, Devendra and Madhura are excited to be part of this coveted meet, but they showed their resentment for the step-motherly treatment meted out to them by the government

Upcoming shuttler
Chandigarh, October 5
A fearless and confident approach to challenges on the badminton court sets nine-year-old Gayatri Swarup apart from children of her age. A Class IV student of Hans Raj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, she has a number of badminton titles at the state and district levels to her credit.

Prabhjot hogs the limelight
Chandigarh, October 5
Prabhjot emerged winner in the boys’ singles and pairing with Ravinder and Kanika clinched boys’ doubles and mixed doubles’ event on the opening day of the Badminton State Meet during the Special Olympics Bharat - Chandigarh chapter organised at Badminton Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.


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