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Admn axes trees, own rules
230 trees to make way for widening
of roads

Chandigarh, August 25
Overlooking its own norms and conventions, the Chandigarh administration today launched an onslaught on the already shrinking green cover in the Industrial Area, Phase I, here.

A tree being pulled down for widening of the road from Hind Motors to the under-construction Centra Mall in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh
A tree being pulled down for widening of the road from Hind Motors to the under-construction Centra Mall in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh,on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

tribune Special
Bullying rampant in city schools
WHY ARE OUR KIDS ANGRY?
Chandigarh, August 25

“I fight because I don’t know any other way of solving my problems. Everyone fights on roads, on TV, in the WWF ring,” says a 15-year-old boy fed on the diet of violence dished out by TV screens.

Give more weightage to school assessment: NCERT
Chandigarh, August 25
In order to make the curriculum more concept-based, the NCERT has recommended to the CBSE to give weightage to the School Based Assessment (SBA). This new change will see an increase in the internal assessment marks by up to 50 per cent.






 

EARLIER STORIES

Surprise checks by IG
Chandigarh, August 25
UP IGP S.K. Jain today conducted surprise checks at a police naka in the Sector 37 market and at two police posts.

IAF selection gets good response
Chandigarh, August 25
Over 500 male and female candidates registered their names for preliminary examination in fast track selections (FTS) for engineers and meteorological officers conducted at the Air Force Station here today.

Candidates registering for selection at the fast track selection procedure for entry as officers in the IAF at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Candidates registering for selection at the fast track selection procedure for entry as officers in the IAF at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh on Saturday.
COMMUNITY

Singed, but no fire to fight
Chandigarh, August 25
Fire safety continues to be a low priority with the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation as well as various government and private organisations. This is despite the major fires in the Sector 17 telephone exchange and the Sector 26 market.

Seminar on emergence of 3G networking
Chandigarh, August 25
The country has to work at a faster pace and must plan for the future to remain a leader in the field of information technology as other countries like China are not much behind us. Director, Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL), Dr Satish Kumar, stated this yesterday.

Leaking roundabout, a perennial problem
Chandigarh, August 25
A corner of the roundabout of Sectors 29, 30, 31 and 32 has yet again been dug up by the municipal corporation for the past one week as the water pipeline below has developed a snag and started leaking.Less than four months ago also, the same problem was witnessed at the same point.

A corner of the Sectors 29, 30, 31 and 32 roundabout dug up for repair work on a water pipeline in Chandigarh.—A Tribune photograph
A corner of the Sectors 29, 30, 31 and 32 roundabout dug up for repair work on a water pipeline in Chandigarh

Tenant sublets showroom, booked
Chandigarh, August 25
The police today booked a tenant for allegedly sub-letting a showroom without informing its landlord.

Construction on Plots
Admn extends deadline till July 2008
Chandigarh, August 25
The Chandigarh administration has notified that if a plot was allotted less than eight years ago and the existing allottees have not completed the construction, then they will be given a last opportunity to complete the building by July 31, 2008. The permission will be granted subject to the payment of extension fee as equivalent to the year of default, as provided for under these Rules, or Rs 500 or 1,000 per sq m.

Alert passers-by nab snatcher
Chandigarh, August 25
Alert passers-by nabbed a youth, who allegedly tried to flee after snatching earrings of a woman in Sector 38 West here this morning. His accomplice, however, managed to flee.

Misuse of Houses
Notices to property dealers 

Mohali, August 25
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority ( GMADA) has issued notices to property dealers for illegally using residential premises for commercial use.In the notices, the property dealers have been asked to stop the misuse of residential premises, failing which the plots will be resumed.

SI acquitted in graft case
Chandigarh, August 25
The special CBI judge, Jagdeep Jain, today acquitted Swaran Singh, a sub-inspector with the UT police, who was facing graft charges.

Cop Thrashing
2 youths get bail

Chandigarh, August 25
A local court today granted bail to Preet Kamal and Jas Kamal, accused of thrashing Chandigarh police constable Vijay Pal outside MCM DAV College in Sector 36 on August 21.

Rakhi functions cancelled
Chandigarh, August 25
The local unit of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishva Vidyalya today cancelled all raksha bandhan programmes scheduled for the next three days following the death of the chief of Brahma Kumaris Dadi Prakashmani.

Blood donation camp in soldier’s memory
Chandigarh, August 25
The Chandigarh Chapter of Bhartiya Gorkha Parisangh organised a blood donation camp here today.

Letters
Honest cops need of the hour

 
CRIME

Youth found dead
Chandigarh, August 25
A 25-year-old youth was found dead in Chhatbir Zoo today. He was said to be a daily wager who was of late under severe depression.

 
EDUCATION

PU Notes
PULEET-2007 results out
Chandigarh, August 25
The results of PULEET-2007 conducted by the university on August 12 and OCET-2007 for vacant seats held on August 19 have been declared. Results are available with the PU enquiry officer as well as on the university website www.puch.ac.in.

British School goes the smart way
Panchkula, August 25
Smart classrooms make smart students. At least that’s what the trend of schools adopting the latest technology indicates. The latest to join the bandwagon is The British School in Sector 8 here. Additional principal secretary to Haryana CM K.K. Khandelwal, who was the chief guest on the occasion, launched the classrooms today.

Folk jamboree at Shanti Kunj
Chandigarh, August 25
Dalip Kaur Tiwana, Gurmit Bawa, Gick Grewal and Sadhna Sangar honoured on the occasion.The cultural bonanza was brought to the city for the first time by the Municipal Corporation and NZCC and was aimed at disseminating the ethos, social and ethical values promoted through the age-old culture of Punjab

From Colleges
100 units of blood collected at camp
Chandigarh, August 25
The NSS Wing of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, organised a blood donation camp in collaboration with the Bathinda Zone Social Welfare Society, Chandigarh, here today.

Workshop held

 
CULTURE

This drama graduate grooms animators
Chandigarh, August 25
After graduating from the National School of Drama (NSD), Paresh Parekh could well have opted for a life of complacency within his discipline.He had talent by his side and a slew of offers from the best theatre directors and filmmakers of the times. “My first television assignment was with Ketan Mehta as his chief assistant director for a production based on “Saraswati Chandra”, the classic Gujarati novel,” says Parekh, who soon settled in fine profiles such as casting director for “Mangal Pandey: The Rising” and “Rang de Basanti”.
Paresh Parekh
Paresh Parekh

Performance at School for the Blind
Sitar maestro shows them the beauty of music
Chandigarh, August 25
“Music is divine bliss for mankind and the nearest meditation to God,” maintained the acclaimed Sitar maestro, Padmabhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, at a brief Sitar recital and an interaction with the students of the Institute for the Blind, here today.

Sitar Maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri performs at the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Sitar Maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri performs at the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, in Chandigarh
HEALTH

Dental conference from September 1
Chandigarh, August 25
International College of Continuing Dental Education, under the aegis of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation (APDF) and the Indian Dental Association, is organising a joint scientific conference at the CII building in Sector 31 on September 1 and 2.

 
SPORTS

GMSSS-35 lads emerge champs
Chandigarh, August 25
Players of Government Model Senior Secondary School-35 grabbed gold medal in the inter-school chess tournament (u-17 boys) 2007-08, which concluded at St Kabir School-26 here today. Meanwhile, GMSSS-37 cornered glory by clinching the top position in the inter-school hockey tournament.

CALCULATING MOVES: An inter-school chess meet in progress at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
An inter-school chess meet in progress at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh

Cricket trials on Aug 27
Chandigarh, August 25
The trials to select the Chandigarh u-17 cricket team will be held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here, on August 27 at 4 pm.

KV-2 corner glory
Chandigarh, August 25
Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) No. 2, Chandi Mandir Cantonment, thrashed KV No. 5, Bathinda, with a convincing margin (19-11) in the regional inter-KV handball (boys) tournament of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chandigarh region, which commenced at KV No.1 Chandi Mandir, today.

SN Vohra Tourney
Malwa school, Ranjit academy set up summit clash 
Chandigarh, August 25
Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhiana, and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy, Amritsar, set up the title clash in the 6th SN Vohra Sub-junior U-14 Hockey Tournament. The tournament is being played at the Sector 42 hockey stadium.

Nipun scripts victory for Sector 16 stadium
Chandigarh, August 25
An all-round performance by Nipun (35 runs and 2 for 9) enabled the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium team to register win over Shri Shri Academy, Panchkula, by 43 runs in the semifinal match of the First CCA U-11 Gold Cup Cricket Tournament at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here today.

Table Soccer
Indersain bags title

Chandigarh, August 25
Indersain Goel and Asim Mehta clinched the boys’ u-12 doubles titles in the All-India Invitational Table Soccer Championship being held at Banyan Tree School- 48.

Naman, Karen best skaters
Chandigarh, August 25
Naman Gupta bagged the first position in the 6-8 years boys’ category in the Third Smt Rama Dikshit All-India Dikshant Roller Skating Championship held at Dikshant School, here, today. 

 


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