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Not Their Day
Teachers put away

Chandigarh, September 5
On Teacher’s Day today, 147-odd teachers working in government schools on contract were forcibly taken to the Sector 19 police station here under Section 107/151 of the CrPC.
Contractual teachers raise slogans against the administration at the Sector 19 police station in Chandigarh Contractual teachers raise slogans against the administration at the Sector 19 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

21 college teachers court arrest
Chandigarh, September 5
As many as 21 college teachers from Punjab and Chandigarh courted arrest on a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers' Union today. They were remanded for two days by SDM Ankur Garg.

CHB officials thrashed
They were demanding money, allege assailants
Chandigarh, September 5
A Mauli Jagran resident with his relatives and other persons allegedly detained and thrashed a junior engineer and a junior technician of the Chandigarh Housing Board, who were carrying out a survey of encroachments in the locality here this morning.
Kanhiya Lal waves a wand of notes in the face of JE Krishan Gopal at his shop in Mauli Complex, Mani Majra on Wednesday morning Kanhiya Lal waves a wand of notes in the face of JE Krishan Gopal at his shop in Mauli Complex, Mani Majra on Wednesday morning.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan







EARLIER STORIES

Excise Policy
Exercised over vend-effect, babus pore over data
Chandigarh, September 5
UT policy-makers are studying the correlation between the rising road accidents and the increase in the number of vends. Before deciding on the framework for the excise policy 2008-2009, the UT excise department is analysing the effect of alcohol on public order and the health of residents.

Fan of rival team stabs kabaddi player
Mohali, September 5
A district-level kabaddi final between Arya Senior Secondary School, Sohana, and Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Kharar, at Khalsa School Sohana, Phase VIII, turned grisly here this afternoon when the losing team’s supporters attacked the winning team, severely injuring one player.

Ammo scam: Colonel acquitted on 4 charges
Chandigarh, September 5
The general court martial trying a Colonel for alleged misappropriation of ammunition in the Kargil sector today found him not guilty on four of the five charges faced by him. The court held him guilty on one charge of not maintaining documents properly and awarded him a reprimand.

Saini bomb blast case
Proclaimed Offender in California: FBI
Chandigarh, September 5
Manmohanjit Singh, a proclaimed offender in the "Saini bomb blast case" is working with multinational computer giant IBM in the USA and has also received asylum, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

COMMUNITY

Dhawan finally goes with Maya
Chandigarh, September 5
Harmohan Dhawan, former union minister and president of the Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM) today formally announced merger of CVM with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at his Sector 9 residence, here, today.


Harmohan Dhawan(extreme right) at a press coference at his residence in Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Harmohan Dhawan(extreme right) at a press coference at his residence in Chandigarh

Save this Prince too

Chandigarh, September 5
Parents of Prince of Badoli Majra village in Saharanpur district are helplessly watching their son inch towards death as they are unable to arrange the money required for the treatment of the baby.



Seven-month-old Prince with his mother Priti Devi


Seven-month-old Prince with his mother Priti Devi

Now, irrigation schedule info at sampark centres
Chandigarh, August 5
For the first time, the e-Gram Sampark Centres in UT villages would provide information on the rotational schedule for supply of water for irrigation purposes. At present the villagers have to travel all the way to the water works to know about the schedule.

Water tanker reaches Saketri
Panchkula, September 5
A water tanker finally reached Saketri two days after water connections of half a dozen families were cut off by the public health department.

Lizzy in burger
Panchkula, September 5
Pathankot resident Suresh Kumar today almost consumed the head of a lizard in a burger he bought from the snack bar at the Chandigarh railway station. The incident too place when Suresh was waiting for his train. He was on his way from Chandigarh to Kalka.

 
CRIME

Punam’s in-laws arrested
Chandigarh, September 5
The police today arrested the father and mother-in-law of Punam, who allegedly hanged herself to death at her Sector 10 residence on Monday. Girja Dutt Tiwari and his wife were arrested following a complaint by the victim’s family.

Man commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 5
Stung by accusations levelled by a woman in his neighbourhood, a 26-year-old mason of Palsora Colony hanged himself to death in the forest area near the colony, today.

Inter-state gang of robbers busted; one held
Chandigarh, September 5
The police today arrested a member of an inter-state gang involved in targeting high profile passengers, including foreign tourists on Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Agra routes to rob them.

12 hurt in group clash
Dera Bassi, September 5
At least 12 persons were injured in a group clash at Dhanoni village, near here, last night. According to the police, the clash took place when two groups clashed over disconnection of electricity supply to a particular house.

Man held for bid to snatch purse
Chandigarh, September 5
The police has arrested a resident of Baterla on the allegations of attempting to snatch the purse of a woman in Sector 35 tonight.

 
EDUCATION

Big day for teachers at Tagore Theatre
19 teachers, 32 NGOs and 12 non-formal teachers honoured
Chandigarh, September 5
The Chandigarh Education Department presented state awards and commendation certificates to teachers (formal and non-formal) and NGOs, for their contribution in the field of education, at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, to celebrate Teachers’ Day, today.

Teachers and NGO volunteers who were honoured by the Chandigarh administration on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Teachers and NGO volunteers who were honoured by the Chandigarh administration


To Sir, With Love

Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Teacher’s Day
Students make their teachers smile
Chandigarh, September 5
Teacher’s Day was celebrated with zest and vigour in the city’s schools and colleges. Tributes were paid to former President late S. Radhakrishnan on the occasion. The old students of St John’s School facilitated their former teachers by holding a function at Moti Mahal, Sector 17, here today.

From Colleges
200 students honoured at NSS camp
Chandigarh, September 5
About two hundred students took part in one-day NSS camp organised at Government College of Education, Sector 20, here on Wednesday. As part of their first NSS activity students enthusiastically took part in a cleanliness drive in the college campus.

PU Notes
B.Ed counselling
Chandigarh, September 5
The second counselling for B.Ed (regular) admission for UT Colleges under UT and general pool was held at law auditorium today. Except for 2 seats of Dev Samaj College in general pool, all the vacant seats in the college as well as in Government College of Education, Sector 20, Chandigarh were filled.

Institute for the challenged opened
Panchkula, September 4
The National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana, declared opened the National Institute for Disabled in Sector 12 A here by performing a yajna on its premises yesterday. K.C. Wadhawan, a national awardee journalist, was appointed the honorary director of the institute.

Panchkula residents demand university
Panchkula, September 5
The Panchkula residents Welfare Federation, Sector 16, has demanded the setting up of a university in Panchkula district. The schools and colleges of U.T. Chandigarh are affiliated to the CBSE, Delhi and Punjab University, Chandigarh respectively.

COURTS

Custodial Death: HC seeks details of investigation
Chandigarh, September 5
Taking up the Manimajra custodial death case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked senior advocate representing UT, R.S Cheema, to apprise the court about the exact procedure being followed in such matters.

Couple gets police remand for murder
Panchkula, September 5
The couple accused of the murder of Indira Colony resident Ravinder Kumar was sent to one-day police remand after being produced in the district courts here today.

 
CULTURE

20 artistes participate in musical soiree
Chandigarh, September 5
As many as twenty amateur artists in the age-group of six to sixty rendered the compositions at a captivating music soiree titled as 'Swar Sandhya' held at the Punjab Kala Bhavan, here, today. The event was organised to mark the teachers’ day.

Pracheen Kala Kendra centre in Malaysia
Chandigarh, September 5
Pracheen Kala Kendra will open its zonal office at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the supervision of bharatnatyam dancer Shangita Namasivayam. Madan Lal Koser and Shobha Koser of the kendra will open the branch. The kendra already has offices in the UK, Canada, the US, Singapore and Mauritius.

Doll up museum quick, says Raj Bhavan
Chandigarh, Sept 5
It’s a dream project gone awry. Inaugurated in 1985 and redone with much hype in 2003, the International Dolls Museum of Chandigarh could never quite live up to its name. But complacency of its caretakers, now, will be history, with Punjab Governor house eager on the museum’s immediate revamp.

HEALTH

Civil Hospital not to be upgraded
Reasons: Low occupancy rate, lack of funds
Mohali, September 5
The local Civil Hospital will not be upgraded to a 200-bed facility due to low occupancy rate and lack of funds. Despite announcements by political leaders over the past few years and the laying of the foundation stone for the proposed extension block a year ago, reports indicate that the state health department is reluctant to go ahead with the upgradation.

‘Laugh, smile & leave the rest to God’
Mohali, September 5
“Laugh a lot, keep smiling and leave the rest to God. You can be rest assured that you will have a long and happy life.” This was the mantra given by Punjabi comedy king Meher Mittal to senior citizens while addressing them at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, at a special function held for senior citizens in association with the Senior Citizens Association, Chandigarh.

Meher Mittal with senior citizens at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Meher Mittal with senior citizens at Fortis Hospital in Mohali

 
SPORTS

SSCB storms into semis

Jacki steals the show
Chandigarh, September 5
Powered by seven goals, including a hat-trick by Jacki Chand Singh, Services Sports Control Board stormed into the semi-final from group D, hammering CBSSS, Jalandhar Cantonment, 10-1 in the 5th Administrator's Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for U-17 at Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today. SSCB topped the group with nine points. In another group D match, local outfit Sanjay Public School Football Academy blanked Daman and Diu Football Association 9-0.




Players of Mahilpur Football Academy and Punjab Football Association in action at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


Players of Mahilpur Football Academy and Punjab Football Association in action at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh

Cricket
Harman steers AKSIPS to semis
Chandigarh, September 5
Harmanpreet’s 90-run knock enabled Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, to move into semi-final as the team outclassed Hansraj Academy of Panchkula by 102 runs in the league match of the first WWICS Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the St Stephen's School ground, Togan, here today.

Local athlete Jatinder Marwaha (76) displays three gold medals that he won in the 75-plus category during the 28th National Athletics Championship held at Jaipur from August 20 to 23
Local athlete Jatinder Marwaha (76) displays three gold medals that he won in the 75-plus category during the 28th National Athletics Championship held at Jaipur from August 20 to 23.

Suraj stars in Vivek win
Chandigarh, September 5
An all-round performance by Suraj Kumar helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy to register a victory over Twenty20 Cricket Association, Haryana, by 27 runs in the quarterfinal match of the Haryana Twenty20 Cricket Cup-2007 at Yamunanagar.

Aashish dashes to victory
Chandigarh, September 5
Aashish of St Soldiers’s School, Sector 28, stood first in the 100m race (boys u-16) while Sarbjeet of GMSSS, Khuda Ali Sher, and Parveen of New Public School, Sector 18, bagged the second and third spots, respectively, on the inaugural day of the Chandigarh state sub-junior/junior athletics championships-2007 at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

Skating carnival from September 8
Chandigarh, September 5
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan will organise the fifth Bhavan Hawk Roller Skating Carnival for boys and girls at the school rink from September 8 to 9.

Netball trials
Chandigarh, September 5
The Panjab University Inter-College Netball (men and women) Tournament has been postponed as the university has decided to prepone the North Zone Inter-University Netball (men and women) Tournament, which was slated to be held from October 2 to 7.


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