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Dara Singh’s son Amrik Singh while being taken for medical examination in Chandigarh Dara Singh’s son beats up wife, held
Chandigarh, September 7
Amrik Singh Randhawa, son of MP-cum-actor Dara Singh, was arrested for assaulting his wife, Amrita Randhawa, at their Sector 8 residence here today.
Dara Singh’s son Amrik Singh while being taken for medical examination in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Mayor’s road show reveals it all 
In Sector 42 JE found missing from duty, in Sector 23 both JE & supervisor 
Chandigarh, September 7
Accompanied by the chairperson of the road committee, mayor Harjinder Kaur today inspected work on various roads in the city and undertook a surprise check at the Sector 23 and 42 offices between 8 am and 10 am. She found several persons missing from duty. 

‘Student leaders should be what they claim to be’
Chandigarh, September 7
Friday’s remarks that we need good students first by a Supreme Court Bench could not have come at a worst time for students and their leaders. 

Development Works
Oppn councillors allege discrimination 

Mohali, September 7
Municipal councillors belonging to the Opposition in the civic body have demanded the presence of an observer during monthly meetings to stop the alleged unnecessary interference by Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, who is an ex-officio member of the council.

BSP leaders meet IGP
Chandigarh, September 7
A deputation of senior BSP leaders, including Harmohan Dhawan and M.C. Suman, met IGP S.K. Jain here today. The deputation explained the September 4 incident in which 19 women, including Sarita Sharma, BSP councillor, were booked by the police.
The delegation demanded an independent inquiry into the incident.









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COMMUNITY

Urdu ignored since Partition: Asghar
Chandigarh, September 7
As the voice of the marginalised, Dr Asghar Wajahat takes everything with a pinch of salt. “I am no social scientist. I write as I see it,” says the writer and professor of Hindi at Jamia Millia Islamia at Delhi. However, a ringside view of social issues, human relationships, disparities, exploitation and human suffering has its flipside.

Canada calling
Chandigarh, September 7
There is good news for those looking to migrate to Canada. Canada is short on manpower and urgently requires doctors, engineers, truck drivers and other skilled and unskilled workers. About 3 lakh people are needed.

Tacky tracks: Cyclists rough it out
Chandigarh, September 7
The Chandigarh Administration has built cycle tracks to decongest traffic on main roads and for the safety of cyclists and rickshaw pullers as well. But ill-maintained, potholed and poorly illuminated tracks, apparently, seem to be waiting for a tragedy to happen, especially during night time.

The pathetic condition of a cycle track forces two cyclists to take a diversion to the main road in Sector 19, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo byManoj Mahajan
The pathetic condition of a cycle track forces two cyclists to take a diversion to the main road in Sector 19, Chandigarh

Viewers go without DD Sports 
Chandigarh, September 7
The residents of various sectors have not been able to catch the action on Doordarshan Sports after Siti Cable has reportedly stopped telecasting the channel.

Seminar on water resources today
Chandigarh, September 7
The Asia Pacific Jurist Association, Punjab and Haryana Chapter, in association with the Department of Laws, Panjab University, is organising a seminar on ‘Water Resources and its Future Management’ on September 8.

Dhumal to chair annual function
Chandigarh, September 7
The Himachal Sarav Kalayankari Parishad President Rajindra Rana says that the annual function of Himachal Sarav Kalayankari Parishad (HSKP), Chandigarh, will be held at the Law Auditorium of Panjab University on September 16, 2007.

Stone laid for vocational centre for street kids
Chandigarh, September 7
The Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today laid the foundation stone of a vocational training centre for 900 street children near Maloya village.

Hoax call has them on toes
Chandigarh, September 7
A hoax call about a CBI raid at the Chandigarh railway station kept railway officials and also mediapersons on their toes this evening.

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EDUCATION

Job opportunities of  BPEd discussed 
Chandigarh, September 7
It seems that the wait for the 130 odd students enrolled in the four year BPEd course at the Government College, Sector 11 is going to be over soon. For the department of Physical Education of the college organised a panel discussion on “The relevance of the four-year BPEd course” today.

PU Notes
60 students participate in postermaking

Chandigarh, September 7
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education & Extension in collaboration with University Institute of Fashion Technology, masters in social work and department of psychology organised the International Literacy Day at ICSSR Complex in campus on Friday. 
Panjab University VC R.C. Sobti attends a function on Literacy Day at the ICSSR Complex in the university Panjab University VC R.C. Sobti attends a function on Literacy Day at the ICSSR Complex in the university
Panjab University VC R.C. Sobti attends a function on Literacy Day at the ICSSR Complex in the university on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

From Colleges
Jatinder, Harleen shine in quiz competition

Chandigarh, September 7
The Commerce Society of Government College, Sector 46, organised a quiz contest for the commerce students on Friday. There were eight teams in the contest. Various management thinkers’ names were assigned to the teams like Fayol, Webber, and Taylor. Dr Bikram acted as a quiz master. The contest was divided into 7 rounds. Students and teachers also participated in the contest as there was pass on or audience questions. The first prize was won by Robbins, Team of Jatinder Jalaj and Harleen (B.Com III) while the second prize was bagged by Donnells- team members were Hemant , Vishal and Ripudaman (B.Com III). Third prize won by Taylor( Ishu & Karanvir of B.Com III and Mayank of B. Com II). Dr. S.K. Saluja was the chief guest of the quiz competition.

Students protest pre-ponement of exams
Chandigarh, September 7
The students’ organisations at the DAV College, Sector 10 today struck classes for sometime on the issue of pre-ponement of internal examinations. Led by the student leaders Aman Multani, Praveen Daras, Manpreet Sekhon and Simranjit Singh Kang, the students gathered in front of the principal’s office and protested against the decision to pre-pone the examination from September 24 to September 11.

COURTS

HC castigates judicial officer 
Chandigarh, September 7
In a harsh order bound to rattle the corrupt and inffecient among the lower judiciary, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today castigated judicial officer S.S. Bhardwaj (under suspension) for playing a fraud upon the institution of judiciary.

Neighbours stand by Ritu
Chandigarh, September 7
A local court here today sent Ritu, who allegedly killed her husband Vikram Kumar by setting him on fire, to judicial custody for 14 days till September 20.

Hope for Sector 15 booksellers 
HC vacates stay on allotment of sheds
Chandigarh, September 7
The second-hand booksellers in Sector 15 may soon start selling from their very own sheds after the Punjab and Haryana High Court today vacated the stay over the allotment of new sheds made for their rehabilitation near the underpass in Sector 15.
Prefabricated sheds made for the rehabilitation of second-hand booksellers in Sector 15 in Chandigarh lying vacant. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

 
CULTURE

UT forms society for museum promotion
Chandigarh, September 7
The UT has constituted the Friend of Chandigarh Museum Society under the chairmanship of the adviser to the administrator.

A peep into corrupt mind
Chandigarh, September 7
The week long Rashtriya Natya Utsav-2007’ (National Theatre Festival-2007) took a majestic start at the Tagore theatre here. The NSZCC Allahabad and NZCC Patiala have brought the annual theatrical bonanza to the city in collaboration with the department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Haryana.



Play Jaanch Padtaal being staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Play Jaanch Padtaal being staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh
HEALTH

UT ducks seven doctors
DC Rao has a new job — AIDS control

Chandigarh, September 7
The UT administration today sprung a huge surprise by ducking seven medical officers to appoint deputy commissioner R.K. Rao to the coveted post of project director, Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (SACS). Never mind the appointee’s already busy schedules. The decision came after two and a half months of hectic parleys.

Fungus in intravenous fluid
Chandigarh, September 7
A patient admitted to the PGI was saved from medical complication when vigilant doctors detected fungus in a bottle of intravenous fluid before it could be used.

Patient made to go through trauma
Given anaesthesia, but surgery postponed
Chandigarh, September 7
A patient at Governement Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, had to go through the trauma of remaining under the influence of anaesthesia for many hours even as doctors postponed his surgery for Tuesday here today.

 
SPORTS

Administrator’s Challenge Cup
Two semi-final encounters today
Chandigarh, September 7
The Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) and Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) would encounter in the semi-finals in the fifth edition of the Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament for Under-17 at Sector 17 football stadium tomorrow.



A match in progress during the Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament at Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan
A match in progress during the Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament at Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh

City’s very own ‘Chak De’ tale
Chandigarh, September 7
Chak De’ is in the air. And with that, it seems that hockey’s lost glory would soon find its way back in the hearts of Indians.



ON RIGHT TURF: Jasbir S. Bajwa and his squad at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium before leaving for a coaching camp in Gurgaon on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari 
Jasbir S. Bajwa and his squad at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium before leaving for a coaching camp in Gurgaon

WWICS Cup
Edmund Rice Academy wins by 57 runs

Chandigarh, September 7
A valuable knock of 37 runs by Shubham Kashyap enabled Edmund Rice Academy (ERA) Sector 26 beat St Anne’s Academy by 57 runs in the first group ‘A’ match during the WWICS Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being held at the St Stephen’s cricket ground at Togan, near here.

Haryana Twenty20
Vinay’s knock takes his team into finals

Chandigarh, September 7
With an excellent knock of 67 and a splendid bowling performance (4 for 29), Vinay Setia helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy (VHACA) secure a berth in the final of Haryana Twenty20 Cricket Cup 2007.

Cricket tourney probables
Chandigarh, September 7
The Chandigarh Cricket Association has selected the probables for Women’s Senior Inter-district Cricket Tournament 2007-08. Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) is going to organise the tournament. The selected players: Monu, Supriya, Rubi Singh, Jaswinder Kaur, Nidhi, Aman, Harpreet, Akrity, Shivani, Radhika, Mahak, Monika, Yaskiran, Priyanka, Rekha, Arshya, Sunena, Isha, Sangita, Gazala. – TNS

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