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Dark Ways
Making light of citizens’ lives

Chandigarh, September 2
Unlit roads are casting their shadow on residents’ lives. The northern sectors are better off, but most roads in the southern sectors are in the dark. Roads leading to Mohali are the worst-affected.
Unlit streetlights along the highway passing through the southern sectors in Chandigarh have made it a nightmare for drivers Unlit streetlights along the highway passing through the southern sectors in Chandigarh have made it a nightmare for drivers.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Saketri villagers taken ill
Contaminated water likely cause
Panchkula, September 2
Members of nearly 50-odd families of Saketri village near Panchkula were taken ill after consuming “contaminated” water supplied from a tubewell. They showed symptoms of dysentery.

City's first mobile eatery gets admn's nod
To be stationed at Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, September 2
Chandigarh will soon have its first mobile fast food catering service. This decision was taken on Friday at the meeting of the board of directors of Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management.

Fire in cardboard factory
Mohali, September 2
Fire broke out in a cardboard factory in Phase VII industrial area here this evening. No loss of life was reported. According to reports, the fire broke out around 6 p.m. and fire brigade employees were able to bring the flames under control by 9 p.m.
Fire rages at a cardboard factory in Industrial Area, Mohali Fire rages at a cardboard factory in Industrial Area, Mohali on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph







EARLIER STORIES

In Basta
None quizzed; case shut as ‘untraced’
Chandigarh, September 2
One-and-half-years-long probe into the murder of Bapu Dham Colony resident Daya Ram Yadav, alias Dajo, who was brutally done to death near the Sukhna Lake on January 5, 2005, has failed to yield any results, owing to the lackadaisical attitude of the investigating officials.

PROMOTING TOURISM? Stray dogs and garbage greet visitors to the Lake Club.
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh


COMMUNITY

Admn equally responsible for poor development works: Gill

Panchkula, September 2
“The district administration is as much a party to any sub-standard development work carried out in the city as the Municipal Council.


MC president Manvir Gill addresses a press conference in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Rights council flays police atrocities
Chandigarh, September 2
Functioning of the police came under severe criticism during a seminar on “Arrest and torture by police” organised by the Global Human Rights Council here today.


MC president Manvir Gill addresses a press conference in Sector 5, Panchkula

Hike in parking rates flayed
Chandigarh, September 2
Samadhaan, a pressure group for social justice, has criticised the bureaucratic setup of the Chandigarh Administration for allowing hike in parking rates. Neither public opinion nor the democratic process has any role in taking such decisions.

Proposal to hike pension in armed forces
Chandigarh, September 2
To offset the disadvantage caused by early retirement in the armed forces, the services have proposed that pension amounting to 75 per cent of the last drawn pay to be paid till an individual attains the age of 55 years.

Sector 27 Market
Prolonged toilet renovation irks shopowners
Chandigarh, September 2
In the absence of proper toilet facilities, people are forced to defecate in open spaces or against the walls of shops in many markets of the city. Many a time, such acts lead to quarrels or arguments between the shopkeepers and the ‘culprits’.

5,000 participate in Onam celebrations
Chandigarh, September 2
The union minister of state for finance, Pawan Bansal, suggested the people from Kerala residing in the tricity to organise snake boat race during Onam celebrations at Sukhna Lake.


Kerela health minister P.K. Sreemathy at the Onam celebrations organised by the Confederation of Malayalee Organisations in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Kerela health minister P.K. Sreemathy at the Onam celebrations organised by the Confederation of Malayalee Organisations in Chandigarh

Doc drives to victory in car rally
Chandigarh, September 2
Dr Sanjeev Sharma emerged winner in the car rally under the diesel category with a mileage of 31.97 km per litre in his Logan car while Ashok Verma was declared winner in the petrol category with a mileage of 30.16 km per litre during the Logan Drivathon rally.

The winners of “Logan Drivathlon” car rally in joyous mood after getting trophies at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28 in Chandigarh
The winners of “Logan Drivathlon” car rally in joyous mood after getting trophies at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28 in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tiwari

Tributes paid to Dadi
Chandigarh, September 2
Tributes were paid to Braham Kumari chief Dadi Prakashmani at a shradhanjali sabha at the Rajyoga Bhavan in Sector 33 here today. Speaking on the occasion, minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal said Dadi dedicated her life to spreading the message of peace and universal brotherhood.

Laxminarayan temple, Sector 20, decked up on the eve of Janamashtami in Chandigarh
Laxminarayan temple, Sector 20, decked up on the eve of Janamashtami in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Woman suffers 70 pc burns
Chandigarh, September 2
A 38-year-old woman of Dadu Majra Colony suffered burns after she reportedly caught fire while preparing tea on a stove at her residence late on Saturday night. Quoting the family, the police ruled out any foul play in the incident.

65 girls adopted for free education
Dera Bassi, September 2
The Rotary Club celebrated the 65th birthday of Punjab minister for cooperatives Capt Kanwaljit Singh, here on Saturday. Besides launching a crusade against female foeticide, 65 girls were adopted for free education up to Class V and 65 children were given school bags.

 
CRIME

Mohali resident attacked
Chandigarh, September 2
A Mohali resident was assaulted by four unidentified car-borne persons in Phase II, Ram Darbar, on Saturday night. In a separate incident a Sector 52 resident was stabbed.

Nephew of Sec 9 shopkeeper held
Kidnapping, thrashing of 2 brothers
Chandigarh, September 2
The police today arrested Ankit Gupta, alias Manu, of Sector 9 in connection with the kidnapping and thrashing of two brothers of Sector 44 on Friday. He was arrested after the complainant’s brother identified him, said the police.

24-year-old woman commits suicide
Zirakpur, September 2
A 24-year-old woman of Bartana reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house this evening. Nobody was at home at the time of the incident. According to police sources, Kamaldeep, a resident Phase I, was rushed to Government Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where she was declared ‘brought dead’.

2 youths held
Panchkula, September 2
Two Chandigarh residents, Amit and Rohit, were arrested for snatching a mobile in Sector 7, here, on August 16. The two, both aged 20 years, were arrested from Darua village and Sector 28, respectively.

 
EDUCATION

NGOs to be honoured for selfless work
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh education department, for the first time, will honour some non-government organisations (NGOs) on the Teachers’ Day celebrations at Tagore Theatre, here, on September 5.

Prashana, Deepali win top honours in declamation
Chandigarh, September 2
Prashansa Varma and Deepali of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Chandigarh, cornered glory in the declamation contest for category I in the SCIMAT 2007 - a Math and Science Symposium organised by St. Xaviers`s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 here yesterday.

Hidden Camera Case
Need to have more hostels for girls
Chandigarh, September 2
In view of the recent case of discovery of a CCTV installed in a bathroom of two PG girl students, the students’ political parties have raised the issue of arrangement of adequate hostels for girl students of Panjab University and other local colleges and institutions.

Support for agitating MCM, DAV colleges staff
Chandigarh, September 2
The DAV Colleges Coordination Committee held a meeting and supported the demands of the employees of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, and DAV College, Sector 10, on the premises of DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

271 dentists get fellowships
Chandigarh, September 2
As many as 271 dentists were conferred fellowships on the concluding day of the two-day joint scientific meet of the International College of Continuing Dental Education and the Indian Dental Association at the CII here today.

Couple sponsors lunch for slum kids
Chandigarh, September 2
For slum students who attend night schools (run by Durga Das Foundation) it was a day with a difference. Not only did they have a lavish lunch to savour, courtesy a volunteer parent of the Strawberry Fields School, they also had a surprise visitor in Jean Rodrigues, wife of UT administrator and Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd).

Education City
Panel zeroes in on 9 parties
Chandigarh, September 2
The Chandigarh Administration has decided that sites measuring eight acres would be allotted to interested players in its ambitious project of “Education City” at Sarangpur. According to sources a committee of experts had zeroed in on nine interested parties to run different courses.

MBA counselling camp held
Chandigarh, September 2
The Aryans Business School(ABS), in association with the Bank of India, Sector 17, organised a MBA counselling camp at the Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, Chandigarh today.

127 pledge to donate eyes
Chandigarh, September 2
As many as 127 persons pledged to donate their eyes at an eye donation awareness camp organised at Sood Bhavan here today. The camp was organised by the Sood Sabha, Chandigarh, in association with the Eye Bank of the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

 
CULTURE

An attempt to revive ‘kissas’
Chandigarh, September 2
‘Pala’ is film-maker Gurvinder Singh’s commitment to nurture the dying tradition of ‘kissas’, the tradition of narrating folk legends, in Punjab. In fact, right at the outset, Gurvinder tells us that his friend, scholar and musician Madan Gopal Singh has come across 36 kinds of ‘Heer’, all in the oral tradition.

Play on Bhagat Singh’s ideology
Chandigarh, September 2
The Ropook Kala Kendra and Welfare Society staged a play 'Is There Any Exit: Dastan-e-Bhagat Singh' at Tagore Theatre here today. The play though had an English title was staged in Punjabi. The play sculpted by Balram Sharma and directed by Sangeeta Gupta, both alumni of the department of theatre and television, Punjabi University, had endeavoured to recover truths about certain qualms on the ideological stand of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh.

The play 'Is There Any Exit: Dastan-e-Bhagat Singh' being staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph
The play 'Is There Any Exit: Dastan-e-Bhagat Singh' being staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh

‘Sabras’ captures poetic flavour
Chandigarh, September 2
The Kidar Adabi Trust in association with the Grewal Eye Institute organised a tri-lingual poetic symposium titled ‘Sabras’ at the institute hall yesterday evening. As many as 30 poets presented poems and ‘nazams’ on diverse themes of socio cultural relevance, economical and political exploitation.

HEALTH

‘Dental implants gain ground in India’
Chandigarh, September 2
Even as the first osseointegrated dental implant was placed in the late 60s, a lot of misconception about the implants and the resultant complications have lead to the implant not gaining popularity.

Spondylolisthesis
New technique scripts hope for patients
Chandigarh, September 1
Doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 claim to have successfully used a new technique for treating disabling back condition called spondylolisthesis here today.

‘Indian nurses preferred worldwide’
Chandigarh, September 2
There is worldwide preference for Indian nurses and there is a requirement of 1,27,000 nurses in the USA, which will grow further by 50,000 every year. This was stated by G.L. Kaushal, director of the National Institute of Technical Education (NITE), here today.

Lecture on back ache problem
Chandigarh, September 2
In order to highlight the magnitude of the problem, causes, diagnosis and treatment, including home care, as well as, the prevention of lower back pain the Department of Anaesthesia, PGIMER, along with departments of orthopaedics and physiotherapy, has decided to organise a public awareness lecture entitled “Combating Low Backache: A team approach”.

Health camp on LIC anniversary
Chandigarh, September 2
As part of the ongoing anniversary and insurance week celebrations at the LIC, the Chandigarh division organised a free health camp at Sukhna Lake here today. A similar camp was organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Varun rips apart Minor line-up

Mohali, September 2
Varun Khanna (6 for 9) of Mohali District helped his team to register a nine-wicket win over Minor District Zone A in the Katoch Shield Tournament 2007-08 at the YPS grounds here today. 

A match in progress between Mohali District and Minor District Zone A at the YPS grounds, Mohali, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


A match in progress between Mohali District and Minor District Zone A at the YPS grounds, Mohali

Football
NPS blank Mizoram
Chandigarh, September 2
New Public School (NPS) Football Academy, Chandigarh, routed Mizoram Football Association by 3-0 in a Pool C match during the Fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for u-17 at the Sector 17 football ground here today.

Sepak Takraw
St Joseph's eves lift trophy
Chandigarh, September 2
St Joseph's School-44, retained the girls’ trophy in the fourth Chandigarh junior state sepak takraw championships for the Santosh Kumar Rana Trophy held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, here today.

AKSIPS-41 thrash YPS
Chandigarh, September 2
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, beat Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, by five wickets in a Pool C match of the WWICS u-14 Cricket Tournament being conducted by DP Azad Academy at the St Stephen's School stadium in Togan, near here, today.

Karan sprints to victory
Chandigarh, September 2
Girls’ and boys’ kho-kho teams of Government High School, Dadu Majra, stood first in the kids’ group on the inaugural day of the three-day annual rural sports meet at Guru Dronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra, here today. Over 400 children from three schools participated in various events.


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