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Businessman stabbed at Sukhna
Chandigarh, October 31
Robbery involving lakhs, stabbing at Sukhna Lake and two cases of snatching in broad-daylight--- haunting incidents of crime---have sent shock waves in the city during the past 24 hours.

Rajesh Kumar Garg, who was stabbed at Sukhna Lake on Tuesday morning, undergoes treatment at the Rajesh Kumar Garg, who was stabbed at Sukhna Lake on Tuesday morning, undergoes treatment at the
Sector 16 General Hospital. — A Tribune photograph

Mayor doesn’t care two hoots about Oppn
Forces decisions in haste
Chandigarh, October 31
The proceedings of the general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) seemed to be completely orchestrated today, keeping in mind the upcoming MCC elections.


Lakhanpal’s security staff booked
Chandigarh, October 31
The Chandigarh Police today booked security guards of the Punjab’s Chief Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, on the charges of causing hurt and criminal intimidation. The guards had yesterday allegedly bashed up three youths in Sector 26.

48 passports go missing
Chandigarh, October 31
In a shocking incident, 48 passports have reportedly gone missing from the Regional Passport Office, Sector 34. The passports, which were semi-finished, were found missing last evening.


Highlight conditional nature of Naya Gaon notification: Chief Secy
Chandigarh, October 31
The Chief Secretary, Punjab, has directed the Department of Local Government to make it clear to the public that the notification regarding the constitution of the Naya Gaon Nagar Panchayat is conditional in nature.

Dhawan, BJP join hands for MC poll
Chandigarh, October 31
Stopping short of a merger, the BJP and the Chandigarh Vikas Manch(CVM) today announced an alliance for the December MC elections. Announcing the alliance at a joint press conference, the CVM chief, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, former BJP MP, Satya Pal Jain, and former Punjab minister, Kanwaljit Singh stressed on the consolidation of “anti-Congress” forces.

Protest bulldozed, encroachments razed at temple
Panchkula, October 31
Tempers ran high and protests marked the demolition of temporary sheds and pillars on the premises of the Pracheen Mahakali Shiv Mandir in Sector 20 here today. Agitated at the arrival of the Enforcement Staff, members of the management blocked the entry to the temple complex, held various rounds of talks to convince the officials to return and even lay down in front of the JCB machines to stall the anti-encroachment proceedings.

Protesting PAP men face water cannons
Chandigarh, October 31
The protesting Punjab Armed Police personnel, who have been selected in 1993 and, since then, not given belt numbers faced water cannons during a rally at Matka Chowk, here today.
The police used water cannons to disperse them when they tried to cross over the barricades.

The agitating PAP personnel brave water cannons during a protest at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
The agitating PAP personnel brave water cannons during a protest at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh

Congress manifesto panel soon
Mohali, October 31
An election manifesto committee will be constituted by the Congress in connection with the Assembly elections in Punjab. This was stated by Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC), while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a campaign of distributing free school uniforms to students at Government Elementary School, Balongi village, today.

Is anyone bothered about elderly?
Chandigarh, October 31
They have held our hands and taught us how to walk and now when it is our turn to hold theirs, we forget their love and patience. As October, the month to celebrate Senior Citizens comes to a close, yet another year passes by with a woefully inadequate support policy to care for the aged.

Exhibition of aids for disabled from Nov 6 in Chandigarh
New Delhi, October 31
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is organising a four-day exhibition in Chandigarh on assistive devices and services for persons with disabilities. The exhibition is aimed at benefiting the disabled population in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Haryana hosts Lok Sabha’s special exhibition
Chandigarh, October 31
Winds of democracy were blowing across India long before the British set their foot on Indian soil. It existed as long back as the Vedic Age when Sabhas and Samitis contained the rudiments of modern-day parliament.

People view the special exhibition on Indian democracy put together by the Parliament Museum and the Lok Sabha Secretariat at Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari
People view the special exhibition on Indian democracy put together by the Parliament Museum and the Lok Sabha Secretariat at Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh on Tuesday

Scientists develop unique landslide monitoring system
Chandigarh, October 31
Scientists at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh, have developed equipment that will be able to monitor underground soil displacement activity and report an impending landslide. This landslide monitoring system will go a long way in taking pre-emptive steps to reduce the impact of disaster. The technology is ready for transfer from CSIO labs to certain seismically active areas.

Owners seek ‘dog friendly’ bylaws
Chandigarh, October 31
Mr Surinder Singh, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, had a few unusual visitors yesterday — Dogs who trotted on all fours to his office to address the issue of dog bylaws.

Tributes paid to Indira
Chandigarh, October 31
Tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at a function at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Sector 35, on her death anniversary today. Speaking on the occasion, Mr BB Bahl, president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC), highlighted the sacrifices made by the Gandhi-Nehru family.

Ailing boy in need of help
Chandigarh, October 31
Boota Singh of Wadian village in Ferozepore, is suffering from rheumatic heart disease and can barely stand. He was admitted to the PGI about six months ago. Boota Singh needs assistance to walk and is with his father Sampuran Singh.

RLA website launched
Chandigarh, October 31
The Punjab Governor, General S. F. Rodrigues (retd), yesterday inaugurated the renovated Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) office and launched the website of the Transport Department, Chandigarh Administration.



Realtors capturing hospitality sector
Chandigarh, October 31
The hospitality sector is slowly gone in the hands of realtors. With the ever increasing cost of land, it is only the big builders and realtors who are buying hotel sites and entering the hospitality sector.

Ind-Swift gets ISO certification
Chandigarh, October 31
Chandigarh-based pharma major Ind-Swift Limited has achieved another landmark by becoming ISO 9001:2000 company. The certification has been given to the company for the quality management system in manufacture and marketing of pharmaceutical formulations.


ISCA signs pact in Beijing 
Chandigarh, October 31
To establish long-term scientific and technological exchange and cooperation, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) and the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) have signed an agreement in Beijing.

‘Discontinue pvt lab technician courses’
Chandigarh, October 31
Members of All-India Medical Laboratory Technologists’ Association have demanded discontinuation of medical laboratory technician courses from different private engineering colleges and institutes in the region.

Lecture on satyagraha
Chandigarh, October 31
A lecture on “The science of satyagraha” was organised by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre in collaboration with the Department of Gandhian Studies, Panjab University, by Prof Neelakanta Radhakrishnan, Professor Emeritus, Jain Viswabharati Institute, Ladnun, Rajasthan, and Chairman, Indian Council for Gandhian Studies, New Delhi, yesterday.


ADGP gets bail in cheque bounce case
Chandigarh, October 31
A local court today granted regular bail to ADGP (Law and Order), Himachal Pradesh, B.S. Thind, in a cheque bounce case. The bail was granted on a surety of Rs 10,000.

high court
Notice issued to BCCI
Cricketers in liquor advertisement
Chandigarh, October 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for December 4 on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate H.C. Arora seeking directions to the Union Government and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to restrain the members of the Indian cricket team, including Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and M.S. Dhoni, from appearing in advertisements for promoting the sale of liquor, came up for hearing today.

Cop gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, October 31
A constable of Chandigarh Police, Ranbir Singh, was today sentenced to life imprisonment by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, for killing Rajesh of Sector 29.


Fungus in glucose bottle at Civil Hospital
Mohali, October 31
A fungus contaminated ringer lactate solution , commonly known as glucose solution, was found in the Punjab Government medical supplies made to the Civil Hospital here. Sources said the contamination in a bottle of ringer lactate solution I.P. for intravenous infusion was detected by staff members at the operating theatre on Saturday. It is reported that a few more bottles had fungus-like contaminants in them. One such bottle was handed over to The Tribune today. The plastic bottle bore a label indicating that the compound had been manufactured and marketed by Punjab Formulations Ltd, Sura village, Jalandhar district. The expiry date of the compound mentioned on the label was January 2009. The date of manufacture was stated to be February 2006.

A bottle of ringers lactate solution with fungus at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

A bottle of ringers lactate solution with fungus at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday

PGI workshop stresses new technology
Chandigarh, October 31
Emphasis was laid on the role of new technology in understanding the pathogenesis of diseases which have direct effect on better management of such conditions at a workshop “Update on gastrointestinal motility disorders, organised by the Department of Superspeciality of Gastroenterology at PGIMER, Chandigarh, here yesterday.

Ophthalmologists at PGI get top honours
Chandigarh, October 31
Dr Vidya, from the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, was awarded with the Best Scientific Poster Award for her paper entitled “Uncommon vascular tumors of orbit and adnexa in adults” at the annual conference of All-India Oculoplastics Association Conference held at Lucknow from October 28-29. She also received the award for the “best challenging case presentation”, at the same conference.


Gurnoor, Anshit emerge winners
Chandigarh, October 31
Gurnoor of Nursery A dressed as ''witch'' and Anshit of Nursery B in ''batsman'' costume emerged winners in "Halloween", an international festival celebrated by the toddlers of Chitkara International School, Sector 25, here today.

Australian cricketers pad up for net practice session at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Tuesday
Australian cricketers pad up for net practice session at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

City players shine in AITA tourney
Chandigarh, October 31
Ajay Yadav of Chandigarh defeated Delhi lad Shiva Tokas 6-0, 6-0 in the boys’ u-14 main draw pre-quarterfinal round of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament under way at the Sector 10 CLTA complex here. In the girls’ u-12 pre-quarterfinal round, Chandigarh girl Parminder Kaur won against her local rival Ganeev Kaur 6-2, 6-0. In the girls’ u-14(main draw 2nd round), Prabhamrit Kaur of Chandigarh beat Kirandeep Kaur of Gujarat 6-0, 6-1.

Govt school-10 overall Wushu champs
Chandigarh, October 31
The Government Model Senior Secondary School-10 with 15 points was declared the overall champion in U-14 boys’ Section while DAV Senior Secondary School-8 and Government Model High School-37 secured the second and the third place with 14 and 11 points, respectively, in the UT Inter-School Wushu Tournament held at Multipurpose Hall, Sector 42 Complex, here, today.

Landran college wins Vij memorial trophy
Chandigarh, October 31
Students of Chandigarh College of Education for Women, Landran, Mohali, showed acumen in literary skills by bagging the ‘Principal Om Prakash Vij Memorial Running Trophy’ for the second time.


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