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Suicide By Punam
Mob ransacks in-laws’ house

Chandigarh, September 4
Residents of Bapu Dham Colony hold a protest at the Sector 3 police station on Tuesday. Family members and sympathisers of 25-year-old Punam, who committed suicide yesterday, ransacked the residence of Punam’s husband today.

Residents of Bapu Dham Colony hold a protest at the Sector 3 police station on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Lack of Medicines
Saketri residents gherao health officials
Panchkula, September 4
Villagers in Saketri gherao the official vehicle of health officials on Tuesday. Angry villagers of Saketri today ghera- oed health officials, including the director of health services, to protest against lack of adequate medical facilities in the face of a diarrohea breakout.

Villagers in Saketri gherao the official vehicle of health officials on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Drunk or thief, they beat him to death
Panchkula, September 4
Ravinder Kumar Ravinder Kumar (24), a resident of Indira Colony here, was beaten to death by neighbours after he “mistakenly” entered their house in an inebriated state late last night. The deceased’s sister, Sunita, said he had gone to Chandigarh for Janamastami celebrations and returned drunk late in the night.




EARLIER STORIES

Head constable Karanbir at General Hospital, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Another traffic cop knocked down
Chandigarh, September 4
Less than a month after a police constable was hit and taken around on the bonnet of a car by an erring driver, another head constable Karanbir of the Chandigarh traffic police had a narrow escape today when hit by a jeep. He was dragged along to a quite a distance, injuring his arms and legs.


Head constable Karanbir at General Hospital, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Sickness drives youth to suicide
Chandigarh, September 4
Fed up with prolonged illness, a 25-year-old Gurdaspur resident today committed suicide by hanging himself at his rented accommodation in Sector 40.

Poor man kills himself; leaves kids to sarkar
Chandigarh, September 4
Financial crisis allegedly forced a man to end his life by throwing himself in front of a train on Chandigarh-Mohali elevated track, in Phase I, Industrial Area, here this afternoon.

COMMUNITY

UT finance secretary, S.K Sandhu, shares his experiences with mediapersons after a visit to Belgium to study underpasses.Lessons from Brussels
8 underpasses will ease congestion
Chandigarh, September 4
UT officials are keen to replicate various features of a multi-model concept to provide integrated road transport, adopted by the Flemish Region Government, Belgium, to ease traffic congestion on the city roads.

UT finance secretary, S.K Sandhu, shares his experiences with mediapersons after a visit to Belgium to study underpasses. — A Tribune photograph
A camel owner takes shelter along with his animals at a bus stop in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on his way back after Janamastami celebrations in the city. Camel rides are a major attraction for children at temples during the festivities bringing several such camel owners to the city.
END OF JOYRIDE: A camel owner takes shelter along with his animals at a bus stop in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on his way back after Janamastami celebrations in the city. Camel rides are a major attraction for children at temples during the festivities bringing several such camel owners to the city. — A Tribune photo by Karam Singh

‘Eco safety audit of all chemical productions must’
Mohali, September 4
Green chemistry attempts to provide solutions to remove or reduce ill effects of chemicals and chemical processes. This has become more relevant today because of global warming and the necessity to adhere to stringent environment laws.

Tagore Theatre Renovation
Confusion takes centre-stage
Postponed, says HS; Unclear, says engineering wing

Chandigarh, September 4
There is no clarity in the UT Administration about the exact date of closing Tagore Theatre for renovation. Moreover, one arm of the administration is little interested in coordinating with the other.

Janamashtami being celebrated at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, Chandigarh on Tuesday. Traditional fervour rules Janamashtami celebrations
Mohali, September 4
The students of Genius Public School, Sector 69 here celebrated the day with great enthusiasm, devotion and religious fervour on Tuesday. Students dressed as Krishna and Radha performed rasleela and other scenes from the life of Krishna. Teachers spoke about the teachings of Lord Krishna.

Janamashtami being celebrated at Tender Heart School, Sector 33, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

CTU driver ‘assaults’ auto driver
Chandigarh, September 4
A volunteer of an NGO-Theatre Age-today fell prey to road rage when a CTU bus driver assaulted him with an iron rod following minor altercation at Sector 17, local bus stand.

Foundation stone laid
Zirakpur, September 4
Phul Singh Saini, a social worker, laid the foundation stone of a Shiv temple at the Punjab Modern Complex here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Saini assured all help for the construction of the temple. He also donated an amount of Rs 5,100 for the temple. Saini urged the authorities concerned to provide various civic amenities.

Denial of report
Panchkula, September 4
Hemant Kinger, president of the Haryana Punjabi Mahasabha, today clarified that he had nothing to do with the cockroach found in a soup during a press conference at Hotel Shiraz, Sector 10, recently.

BJP delegation meets Rodrigues
Chandigarh, September 4
A delegation of the BJP today called on UT Administrator Gen S.F Rodrigues in support of the demands of residents of Shastri Nagar in Manimajra.

Kaimbwala to get gram sampark centre today
Chandigarh, September 4
A gram sampark centre will be inaugurated at Kaimbwala village tomorrow. The Chandigarh Administration has set up five new gram sampark centres at Kaimbwala, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan, Makhan Majra and Bahlana villages.

Rodrigues to lay stone of EDC today
Chandigarh, September 4
The UT Administrator will lay the foundation stone of the Entrepreneur Development Centre at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park tomorrow.

Tribune deputy manager dead
Chandigarh, September 4
Ajay Kaushik (32), deputy manager in the marketing department of The Tribune, died of heart attack last night.

Letters
People’s opinion insignificant
For smooth functioning of government people’s participation is a must. Do all residents of city have say in various schemes launched by the government? For participation of the common man a dedicated help line and e-mail address of an officer or a 24-hour toll free service. All this will be a great boost to public participation and transparency leading to good governance.

 
BUSINESS

Biz Clips
Chandigarh
STORES: REI Agro Limited launched its retail chain called "6Ten" here on Tuesday. The company started its operations by opening five stores in the city, Mohali and Panchkula. In the city the 6Ten stores have been opened in Sector 38-D, Sector 40-D, Phase V and X in Mohali, and Sector 20 and 25 in Panchkula. The company also plans to launch four more of its retail chains in Sector 46, 44, Manimajra and Sector 16 in Panchkula. "6Ten" stores are specialty food stores.

Rural investors get awareness about savings schemes
Chandigarh, September 4
In order to create awareness among rural investors, the local office of the National Savings Institute has started aggressive sales promotion campaigns in the rural areas of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.


 
EDUCATION

PU to tie up with UK varsity
Chandigarh, September 4
Panjab University is all set to shake hands with international educational ventures if everything goes smoothly. A team of three educationists from the University of Teesside at Middlesbrough, UK is visiting PU to explore collaborative initiatives in education.

SOPU activists come out after submitting memorandum to Panjab University VC in Chandigarh on Tuesday. VC gives nod to hostellers demand
Chandigarh, September 4
Despite no news on the students council election dates, the student bodies are sparing no effort in pitching for the rights of their fellow students in a bid to remain uppermost in their minds.


SOPU activists come out after submitting memorandum to Panjab University VC in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Chak De! India’ in MBA course
Chandigarh, September 4
"Chak De! India" scores yet another hit, not in the box-office this time but in the classroom. The Shah Rukh Khan starrer about a gritty women's hockey team that overcomes odds and goes on to win the world championships will now be part of a business school curriculum.

Now, no GC-11 teacher can shirk duty
Chandigarh, September 4
Teachers playing truant need to watch out, for there are co-ordinators who are watching over them.

From Colleges
30 cadets complete sailing expedition camp
Chandigarh, September 4
30 Cadets of 1 Chandigarh Naval Unit, NCC, comprising of both boys and girls completed 10 days sailing expedition successfully in Gobind Sagar reservoir at Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh from August 25 - September 3.

30 students participate in camp
Chandigarh, September 4
The weeklong motivation programme for school students organised by department of Chemistry, Panjab University in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) Chandigarh concluded today.

Awards for seven KV teachers
Chandigarh, September 4
Seven teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas, representing Chandigarh region, have been selected for the KVS Incentive Awards.

COURTS

HC quashes action against Lieut-Gen
Chandigarh, September 4
A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has quashed the court of inquiry (CoI) proceedings and the consequent award of severe displeasure to a Lieutenant General for alleged irregularities in procurement of frozen meat for troops.

 
CULTURE

Week-long theatrical treat from Sept 7
Chandigarh, September 4
Come September 7, and the city will play host to the seventh week-long Rashtriya Natya Utsav-2007 (National Theatre Festival-2007) to be organised at the Tagore Theatre. The fest promises to be a treat delivered by the acclaimed thespians and their groups for the city’s theatregoers.

Roshen Alkazi The nightingale of theatre dies
Quiet, yet powerful, is how Roshen Alkazi’s students
remember her
Chandigarh, September 4
She may have silently waded through her life, but there’s not one person connected to the arts who did not hear her silence.

HEALTH

Medical technologists to take mass leave on Sept 10
Chandigarh, September 3
Even as the Chandigarh Administration has declared the institute within the purview of Essential Service Maintenance Act (ESMA) members of the PGI Medical Technologists Association have threatened to go on mass casual leave on September 10 in support of their demands.

 
SPORTS

Administrator’s Challenge Cup
Pankaj shines in CFA win
A football match in progress during the 5th Administrator Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament at Sports Complex, Sector 42, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, September 4
The Chandigarh Football Academy maintained its winning spree as it outplayed the Rajasthan Football Association by 9-0 in their group ‘A’ encounter in the fifth Administrator’s Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for under-17 today. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 17 Football Stadium and the Sector 42 Sports Complex Football Ground here.
A football match in progress during the 5th Administrator Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament at Sports Complex, Sector 42, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Zero field experience maketh PU sports head
Chandigarh, September 4
Yet again, Panjab University has given the charge of sports affairs to a professor with no background of the same.

Patiala Gymkhana registers 10-wicket win
Chandigarh, September 4
An unbeaten 63-run partnership for the opening wicket stand between Manpreet and Prabhjot enabled Patiala Gymkhana score an effortless 10-wicket victory over Mohali Cricket Association in the WWICS Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament today. The tourney is being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen’s School Cricket Stadium in Togan.

Mohali district TT tourney from Sept 15
Chandigarh, September 4
The Mohali District Table Tennis Association will organise the First Punjab State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament from September 15 to 17 at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here.

Manav Mangal paddlers win titles
Panchkula, September 4
The paddlers of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula grabbed three State Singles Champions and a Team Championship titles during the 41st Hero Honda Haryana State Open Table Tennis Championship, which concluded at Little Angel School, Sonepat, today.

Rural sports meet ends
Chandigarh, September 4
Sukhdev Singh bagged the first position in 1,500 meters race at the Annual Rural Sports Meet that concluded at Daddu Majra, near here, today.



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