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52 confirmed cases of dengue in city
Chandigarh/Panchkula, October 7
Dengue has started raising its ugly head and creating panic among the public as the number of confirmed cases of dengue has reached 52 in three premier city hospitals in the last one week.

Complimentary passes ‘sold’ to spectators
Mohali, October 7
Tight security arrangements were witnessed at the first match for the ICC Champions Trophy played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here today even as allegations of complimentary passes being sold did the rounds.

UT’s dossier for nomination to World Heritage Sites ready
Chandigarh, October 7
After years of persuasion, the Government of India has agreed to place Chandigarh on its tentative list for entry into UNESCO's World Heritage List. Besides, the Chandigarh Administration has also prepared a detailed dossier, which will be part of the India list for further nomination to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.




EARLIER STORIES

Views sought on speedy disposal of child rape cases
Chandigarh, October 7
The Chandigarh Administration has written to various departments seeking a view on the draft guidelines framed by the National Human Rights Commission concerning speedy disposal of child rape cases.

The illuminated open hand reinforces faith in the indomitable spirit of Chandigarh, which was formally inaugurated 53 years ago on this day.
The illuminated open hand reinforces faith in the indomitable spirit of Chandigarh, which was formally inaugurated 53 years ago on this day. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Kapil sells Sec 35 hotel
Chandigarh, October 7
There is bad news for those frequenting The Kaptain’s Retreat here to tickle their taste buds. The ownership of the Sector 35 hotel owned by legendary allrounder, Kapil Dev has changed hands.

Living the dream called Chandigarh
Nostalgia runs high at official celebrations
Chandigarh, October 7
If you have to hold a gathering, speak the truth. That’s what celebrated art historian Dr B.N. Goswamy did this morning when entrusted with the job of putting Chandigarh — its past and present into perspective.

Artists awarded for visual representations of Chandigarh
Chandigarh, October 7
Art is a true reflection of life. In that sense then, the artists who bagged top awards or their classic visual representations of Chandigarh today deserved every bit of the honour they got.

Capitol Complex illuminated
Chandigarh, October 7
The Capitol Complex here bore a majestic look this evening when it was illuminated as part of the Chandigarh Heritage Festival.

COMMUNITY


A visitor admires the cacti on display at the 29th annual Cactus and Succulent Plants Show at Cactus Garden, Sector 5, in Panchkula on Saturday.
Cactus lovers contest
Vastu shastris on thorns
Panchkula, October 7
Flanked by Turks' caps and Living Stones, the prickly mother-in-law's cushion sat with aplomb in the midst of its brethren, other rare cacti. Under the sun and in the Cactus garden, Sector 5, it was a reunion of sorts for 1100 members of the cacti family and cacti-lovers who had nurtured these thorny beauties.

A visitor admires the cacti on display at the 29th annual Cactus and Succulent Plants Show at Cactus Garden, Sector 5, in Panchkula on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Foreign cadets take part in anti-terror drill
Chandigarh, October 7
Foreign cadets from France and Australia are participating in a counter-terrorism exercise being held to train gentlemen cadets at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun.

CM seeks report into Pir Mushalla road row
Zirakpur, October 7
Residents of the Pir Mushalla area here are up in arms against the proposed construction of a 150-foot wide road under the master plan. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has sought an action taken report from the Local Bodies Department into the inconvenience to land owners.

Brahmakumari mission padyatra ends
Chandigarh, October 7
At least 140 “shantidoots” to the youth wing of the Brahmakumari Ishwariya Vishvidyalaya, who were on their “Swarnim Bharat Yuva Padyatra-2006” against the ill-effects of social evils, including dowry and drugs, concluded their tour at the Rajyoga Bhavan in Sector 33 here today.

Brahamkumaris take part in “Swarnim Bharat Yuva Padyatra” in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Brahamkumaris take part in “Swarnim Bharat Yuva Padyatra” in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Brawl at guest house
Panchkula, October 7
A guest house running from a residential area in Sector 17 has become the bane of residents in the area. High drama was witnessed in the Sector last night after occupants of the guest house consumed liquor and fought among themselves.

12 couples tie the knot
Mohali, October 7
As many as 12 couples, belonging to economically weaker sections of the society, got married at a mass marriage function organised by the Dalit Chetan Manch in Phase III-B-1 here today.

Army’s contact programme
Chandigarh, October 7
The Western Command today launched a wide-ranging contact programme for strengthening the bond between the Army and retired officers, next of kin of former defence personnel and war widows of this region.

Valmiki Jayanti celebrated
Chandigarh, October 7
Religious fervour marked the Valmiki jayanti here today. The Valmiki Shobha Yatra Organisation Committee organised a “shobha yatra” which passed through various sectors of the city.

 
CRIME

30 truck tyres stolen
Mohali, October 7
As many as 30 tyres for trucks were stolen from a shop in Phase I here last night. The cost of the stolen tyres was estimated to be over Rs 3 lakh.

Woman killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, October 7
A trip to the Chhat Bir zoo today proved to be costly for Suresh Kumar, a resident of Nayagaon.

Body found
Chandigarh, October 7
An unidentified body of a man was found lying near a nullah in Fragrance Garden in Sector 36 here today. The victim is believed in his mid thirties.

Paying guest found dead
Panchkula, October 7
Saurabh Singh (25) a paying guest in Sector 8 here, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Hailing from Gaziabad, he was a second year student of Sukhmani College in Dera Bassi. The police said that he slept last night and did not wake up in the morning.


 
BUSINESS

Tourism industry sets up road map for growth
Chandigarh, October 7
The conference-cum-exposition on Tourism, N’TOUR, the North India Tourism Conclave-2006, set a road map for the growth of North India’s Tourism sector on the second day of the conclave here today.

A.C. Mahajan Bank CMD to visit city
Chandigarh, October 7
Mr A.C. Mahajan, chairman and managing director of Allahabad Bank, arrived in the city to participate in the meeting of branch managers on Monday. Mr Mahajan is likely to dwell on the details of the bank’s international project, including its first overseas branch in Shenzhen and another one in Hong Kong.

 
EDUCATION

NSS camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 7
A 10-day NSS camp on the theme “Healthy youth for healthy India” concluded today at Government College, Sector 11. As many as 150 boys and 50 girl volunteers participated in the camp.

Alla Ali wins declamation contest
Panchkula, October 7
The Chandigarh Chapter of the Association of British Scholars (ABS) organised a debate competition at Satluj Public School here yesterday.

CEC students get appointment letters from I-flex
Mohali, October 7
Students pursuing their B.Tech and MCA degrees at Chandigarh Engineering College here have received appointment letters from I-flex solutions with a pay package of Rs. 2.22 lakhs per annum.

Fancy dress contest held
Panchkula, October 7
Dikshant posed as Rama stood first in the fancy dress competition organised by May Buds Preparatory School, Sector 21, here today.

COURTS

Navedac MD’s appointment declared void
Chandigarh, October 7
In what could mark the end of a bitter dispute between descendants of Col Darshan Singh Vohra over ownership of the famous Nevedac Prosthetic Centre, Zirakpur, a pioneering centre in the artificial limb movement in India, the arbitrator has upheld the claim of Lt-Col K.J. Vohra (retd), Capt C.S. Vohra and some other family members.

 
CULTURE


“I am not averse to fusion in music”
Chandigarh, October 7
Begum Parween Sultana and her husband Ustad Dilshad Khan have won worldwide acclaim in Hindustani classical music. We owe our gratitude to the Almighty for being the chosen ones for His divine blessings,” says Begum Parween Sultana. The couple has performed at international music festivals and concerts since their performances at the Summer Solstice in New York and the Carnegie Hall, London, way back in 1981.


Begam Parween Sultana with her daughter Shadaab Sultana at Pinjore garden in Panchkula on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Begam Parween Sultana with her daughter Shadaab Sultana at Pinjore garden in Panchkula on Saturday.


HEALTH

Health authorities swing into action
Chandigarh, October 7
Taking a serious view of the news item published in the Chandigarh Tribune, the UT Health Department and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, has finally acted and carried out a dengue prevention operation.

Student Centre Gandhi Bhavan
The road separating Sector 71 and Phase 3B2, Mohali. Library
Stagnant water pools at (clockwise from top) Student Centre, Gandhi Bhavan and the library at the Panjab University, Chandigarh, and the road separating Sector 71 and Phase 3B2, Mohali. — Tribune photographs

300 eye patients examined
Chandigarh, October 7
At least 300 patients were examined at a free eye and dental camp organised by the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana, in collaboration with CITCO at its corporate office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, today.

 
SPORTS

Dev Samaj beat Alpine School
Chandigarh, October 7
The hosts, IS Dev Samaj, Sector 21, proved to be tough for Alpine Public School, Pinjore, as they beat them 48-0 on the opening day of the CBSE Basketball Cluster XIII tournament held at its grounds here today. Nearly 40 teams participated in the tournament. Mr Ashwani Kumar, DPI (Schools), declared the meet open.

Mansimran bags first place in shooting
Chandigarh, October 7
Mansimran Singh bagged first place in small bore free rifle senior and junior men with identical 577/600 points in both categories while Amrinder Kaur Sangha clinched the Air Pistol senior women’s tag on the second day of 31st Chandigarh State Shooting Championship 2006 held at the Sector 25 Shooting Range, here, today.

Tamanna, Arshit win in roller skating
Zirakpur, October 7
Tamanna Maan and Arshit Bhatta secured first place in 6-8 years ‘girls and boys’ categories in the 2nd All India Dikshant Roller Skating (Speed and Hockey) Championship here today.

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