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22-yr-old crushed to death
Chandigarh, September 8

Two persons, including a 22-year-old woman, were killed in two separate road accidents in the past less than 24 hours. Besides this, two motorcyclists were hurt after being knocked down by a truck. The woman was crushed to death by a Haryana Roadways Bus (Hr-61-2623) in Sector 21 this afternoon.
Onlookers at the accident site in Sector 21, Chandigarh and (right) victim’s father K.K. Jha being taken there on Saturday.

Onlookers at the accident site in Sector 21, Chandigarh and (right) victim’s father K.K. Jha being taken there on Saturday.— Tribune photographs

DLF mall gives eco clearance the go-by
Chandigarh, September 8
DLF city centre, a shopping mall-cum-multiplex is coming up at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) here without the mandatory environmental clearance.

Amrik gets bail
Chandigarh, September 8
A local court today released Amrik Singh Randhawa, son of MP Dara Singh, along with his three other accomplices in connection with assaulting his wife Amrita Randhawa, at their Sector 8 residence, here on Friday.

World War III will be over water: CJ 
Chandigarh, September 8

Judges are widely perceived to be clinically precise and circumspect in their speech.But for a pleasant change today, they shed their routine, cautious approach and spoke like men on mission.And the issue, which prodded them to shed their inhibition, was water scarcity, a catastrophe staring the country.





 

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COMMUNITY

Ensure media works sans fear: Philip
Chandigarh, September 8
“In view of the important role the media is expected to play - as eyes, ears and conscience of society - there is need for ensuring that it continues to work without fear or hindrance from both state and non-state functionaries,” said A.J. Philip, senior associate editor with The Tribune, while delivering a talk on “Violence against media in South Asia”.
A.J. Philip, senior associate editor, The Tribune, delivers a talk on violence against media in South Asia at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Saturday.
A.J. Philip, senior associate editor, The Tribune, delivers a talk on violence against media in South Asia at the Press Club in Chandigarh on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph

Farmers object to medicity project
Chandigarh, September 8
The medicity project of the Chandigarh administration has attracted strong objections from the Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha, a group of land owners and farmers who have been protesting against the acquisition of their land for the IT park.

Panther punch added to Chhatbir: Kinnar is one of the six panthers who arrived at Chhatbir Zoo from the rescue and rehabilitation centre at Shimla
Panther punch added to Chhatbir: Kinnar is one of the six panthers who arrived at Chhatbir Zoo from the rescue and rehabilitation centre at Shimla

Mid-term transfer ‘scare’ haunts docs
Mohali, September 8
With reports that the Civil Hospital here is not to be upgraded to a 200-bed facility in the near future, there is resentment and a scare among doctors that mid-term transfers may be ordered soon adversely affecting their professional work and families.

Employment Exchange Blues
Candidates called and forgotten

Chandigarh, September 8
It was a day of disappointment for Sandeep, a visually-impaired unemployed aspirant for Hindi Teacher’s post, who came to Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 assisted by his sister Radhika to fill his application form, as no official of the employment exchange turned up at the spot.

SPEAKING OUT
Ensure stir doesn’t hit patients

The strike at AIIMS, New Delhi, by doctors last week posed threat to the life of many patients. Now, the technologists’ association at the PGI has decided to go on mass leave in support of its demands. Should employees involved in essential services like in hospitals be allowed to put the life of patients at stake to air their grievances? No, feel prominent city residents, reports Arun Sharma

Free eye check-up camp
Chandigarh, September 8
A free eye check-up camp will be organised at Gurdwara Babe-Ke in Sector 53 A, near Furniture Market, from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm tomorrow. Free spectacles will be provided to the needy patients on the spot. Free cataract operations will also be carried out on poor patients.

Letters
Get the names right

 
BUSINESS

Quiz Contest
OBC team gets the answers right
Chandigarh, September 8
Manish Sinha, Vivek Mittal and Anand Prasad from Oriental Bank of Commerce bagged the winners’ trophy of ‘XquizIT 2007 - A Corporate Challenge Quiz’, organised by CII, in association with UT’s Department of Tourism, here today. Karumbaiahm Palachanda, Venita Sajwan, and Rajesh T Nair of Dell International Services and K.M. Prashant, Sujit Verkey and Chandan Shahi from the National Thermal Power Corporation were the 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.

 
EDUCATION

Inauguration of block at Dept of Laws
Fulfil challenges set by Constitution, says Guv
Chandigarh, September 8
Stating that introspection is the need of the hour, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) said it was essential to produce professionals who are competent, caring and who have a dream for India.


Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) inaugurates Block-II at the Department of Laws at PU in Chandigarh on Saturday. PU V-C Prof R.C. Sobti is also seen in the picture.— Tribune Photo by Vinay Malik
Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) inaugurates Block-II at the Department of Laws at PU in Chandigarh on Saturday. PU V-C Prof R.C. Sobti is also seen in the picture.

Deprived of education, 10 girls ‘steal the show’
Chandigarh, September 8
At the Don Bosco Navjeevan Centre, it was a day to celebrate the girl child. But when 10 underprivileged girls from the city walked up to the visiting official - coordinator, Chandigarh Child Protection Programme Raji P. Shrivastava, their only request was to be allowed to attend school.

Teacher’s Day brings in 3 awards for DAV-8
Chandigarh, September 8
DAV Public School, Sector 8-C, has achieved a feat by being conferred with three awards by the UT Education Department on Teacher’s Day in their prestigious award giving ceremony that was recently held.

From Colleges
GCG-42 gets cyber café

Chandigarh, September 8
It was a proud moment for Government College for Girls, Sector 42, as a cyber café was inaugurated on its premises today. Principal Santosh Kalra did the honours as a large number of faculty members and students attended the opening ceremony.

Scheme entails earning while learning
Chandigarh, September 8
The corporate world has different schemes that help students work, learn and earn - all at the same time. This was stated by Buland Iqbal Singh of Swerwizsol, a Tata group company.

COURTS

Woman robber sent to 4-day police custody
Chandigarh, September 8
The Operations Cell of Chandigarh Police has arrested a woman, who hitched rides from car drivers and drugged them before robbing them. The woman used to spot single men driving cars and hitched rides from them and had robbed over 16 persons, including some well-to-do persons in this fashion.The accused, a 40-year-old widow Kamaljit Kaur, alias Sunita, was arrested by the personnel operation cell from Sector 17, ISBT on Friday following information. She was arrested after being identified by one of her victims. Kamaljit is a mother of two minor daughters.

Kamaljit Kaur


Kamaljit Kaur

 
CULTURE

Theatre lover marches on against odds
Chandigarh, September 8
Ram Gopal Bajaj would have reversed the fortunes of Indian theatre if he had the power to do so.
But he feels restricted. Looking back on his life as actor-director, he can’t recall a single moment that came without its share of struggles.“Our dreams of taking theatre to the nook and corner of India are in pieces. Never has the position of theatre been so shaky. 


Ram Gopal Bajaj

‘Poster’ brings Rajasthan to city
Chandigarh, September 8
The Performers’ theatre ensemble from Udaipur showcased the rich grandeur of traditional tribal folk theatre through ‘Poster’ on the second day of the ongoing seventh Rashtriya Natya Utsav-2007 at the Tagore Theatre today.

 
SPORTS

SSCB blank Chandigarh

Chandigarh, September 8
Shattering the hopes of spectators and local sports officials, strong contenders Services Sports Control Board  blanked local favourites Chandigarh Football Academy by 4-0 to set up the title clash with New Public School Football Academy  in the fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup Football Tournament for U-17 at the Sector 17 football stadium.

A semi-final match in progress between SAI and NPS at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A semi-final match in progress between SAI and NPS at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Rahul scripts MCA victory
Chandigarh, September 8
An unbeaten knock of 30 by Rahul enabled Cricket Academy of Sector 37 beat Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) by five wickets in a Pool-D encounter of the WWICS Cup Cricket Tournament for u-14. The meet is being held at St Stephen's Cricket Stadium at Togan, near here.

Twenty20 Cricket 
Deepanshu stars in Vivek win
Chandigarh, September 8
A fine knock of 81 runs by Deepanshu Rajanwal helped Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy to beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Uttar Pradesh by four wickets in the final of the Haryana Twenty20 Cricket Cup-2007 organised by the Twenty20 Cricket Association. The tournament is being played at Yamunanagar (Haryana).

Gurnoor, Aditi corner glory
Chandigarh, September 8
Gurnoor Singh and Aditi Thakur emerged winners of the road race I in the boys’ and girls’ (u-4 category) sections, respectively, on the opening day of the fifth Bhavan Hawk Roller Skating Carnival. The carnival began at the Bhavan Vidyalaya skating rink today.

Himal leads in chess
Chandigarh, September 8
Himal Gusain and Shirish were leading with three points each in the boys’ category on the opening day of the u-15 boys’ and girls’ chess championship today. The championship is being organised at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, here.

CCA post mammoth total for KCA
Chandigarh, September 8
Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) set 213-run target for Karnal Cricket Association (KCA) in the two-day inter-district u-17 league match played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Gurkirat puts Chandigarh in driver’s seat
Chandigarh, September 8 
Gurkirat Singh (101 n o) put Chandigarh in driver’s seat in a match against Minor District (A team) during the Katoch Shield Tournament at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.


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