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Little village in bouts of exhilaration
Chandigarh, September 9
A dying sport in cities, wrestling, an important event in the Olympics, continues to draw crowds in villages. A startling crowd of more than 20,000 turned up at a wrestling contest in Khizrabad village, 35 km from Chandigarh, on Saturday and Sunday. It was a sea of humanity at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadiu- m, Khizrabad, 35 km from here. An enthu- siastic crowd of 20,000 watched and cheered competitors at a two-day wrestling competition that concluded today.

A dying sport in cities, wrestling, an important event in the Olympics, continues to draw crowds in villages. A startling crowd of more than 20,000 turned up at a wrestling contest in Khizrabad village, 35 km from Chandigarh, on Saturday and Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Jeweller’s son booked for drunken driving
Chandigarh, September 9
The police today booked a Sector 8 resident, Rohit Jain, son of a Sector 22-based jeweller for drunken driving at 2 am today.

In Basta
Sloppy Investigations
Accused in two murder cases acquitted
Chandigarh, September 9
Even as the Chandigarh Police claims to have solved two murder cases, in which two bodies, were recovered from the same area in Sector 39 in February and December in 2005, the investigating officials are still groping in the dark about the identifications of the victims.

Speaking Out
‘Catching them young worked’
India’s incredible seventh straight win to clinch the Mens’ Asia Cup Hockey Tournament has given the game a fresh lease of life. Four city-based players have a vital role in attaining this glory. TNS talked to some hockey enthusiasts on the victory



EARLIER STORIES

Sanhja Morcha plans rally in Delhi
Chandigarh, September 9
The Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha, a group of landowners and farmers protesting against the land acquisition by the administration, will stage a rally outside Parliament on September 12.

COMMUNITY

Projects hit as MC, admn play the blame game
Chandigarh, September 9
Lack of communication between the Chandigarh administration and the municipal corporation is delaying the completion of various projects worth crores.

A fully grown tree along the road connecting Bhushan Factory with Purav Marg has been cut for widening the road. 130 more trees to be axed
Chandigarh, September 9
More trees are being axed in Industrial Area, Phase I, here for widening roads. Along the road from Bhushan factory to Purv Marg, at least 130 trees are to be cut for making dual carriageway.

A fully grown tree along the road connecting Bhushan Factory with Purav Marg has been cut for widening the road. — A Tribune photograph

Youth don’t care two hoots about traffic
However, number of road mishaps in city down
Chandigarh, September 9
Despite aggressive challaning and awareness drives by the Chandigarh traffic police, traffic rules violation, especially by youngsters, continues unabated.

Students and employees of Panjab University, Chandigarh, attend a yoga camp on the campus on Sunday.
Students and employees of Panjab University, Chandigarh, attend a yoga camp on the campus on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Minister for empowering co-op societies
Mohali, September 9
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Punjab co-operation minister, has underlined the need for turning the co-operative movement into people’s movement by assigning a bigger role to primary societies in the future, thereby paving the way for social evolution.

Make people aware of legal rights: Judge
Chandigarh, September 9
The functioning of the country’s first mobile court in the Mewat area of Haryana drew praise from Justice Ashok Bhan, judge, Supreme Court of India, who said yesterday that the court had solved 117 cases of the 128 taken up and framed charges in 18 of these within a short period of time.

BSNL Scheme
Dial fake for VIP numbers
Chandigarh, September 9
The scheme of auctioning of VIP numbers by the BSNL seems to have gone awry with certain subscribers taking the telecom company for a ride by making “fake” bids, including the highest bid of Rs 10 crore.

Residents participate in a car rally in Chandigarh on Sunday. Car rally makes Sunday, fun day
Chandigarh, September 9
Karan Goyal zipped away with the first prize while Parikshit Somani and Sonika Gupta won the second and third prizes, respectively, during the Maruti Suzuki Family Fun Car Rally held today.

Residents participate in a car rally in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

10 dignitaries honoured during conference
Chandigarh, September 9
The 26th Punjab and Haryana State Intellectuals’ Conference was organised at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, today. About 10 eminent luminaries from both the states were honoured during the ceremony.

Bank officials meet councillors
Chandigarh, September 9
Punjab National Bank has convened a meeting of councillors of the municipal corporation for their assistance in a special drive of banks for providing banking facilities to all households in Chandigarh (urban and rural).

Letters
LPG supply woes
Through your esteemed daily, I want to draw the attention of the UT Administration and PSUs like Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum against the LPG cylinders distributing agencies that are engaged in various malpractices.

 
CRIME

Hearing in Tricolour insult case adjourned
Panchkula, September 9
A Sector 9 resident, Nimish Goyal, yesterday filed a petition in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anshu Shukla against the Haryana government for insulting the national flag. In his petition, Goyal said the advertisement issued by the Haryana government on Akshay Urja Diwas on August 20 this year was an insult to the Tricolour, which was shown split and was placed below their pictures.

Mobile phone snatched
Chandigarh, September 9
Two motorcyclists snatched a mobile phone in Sector 32, while a house was burgled in Kajheri village in the past 24 hours.

 
EDUCATION

India to be diabetes capital of world: WHO
Mohali, September 9
A special run-for-fun marathon was organised here today to create awareness among people regarding the growing menace of obesity by the Association for Study on Obesity (ASO) in association with WWICS.

“Aap Hamare Hain Kaun” being staged at the Shivalik Public School auditorium, Mohali, on Sunday. Food for thought for parents
Mohali, September 9
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Punjab cooperation minister, yesterday underlined the need for creating quality education infrastructure for rural students to enable them to compete with their urban counterparts. He was speaking at the staging of a satirical play, “Aap Hamare Hain Kaun”, by Natrang, Jammu, in association with the Patiala Kala Parishad and district administration at Shivalik Public School auditorium last evening.

“Aap Hamare Hain Kaun” being staged at the Shivalik Public School auditorium, Mohali, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Dev Samaj school turns 50
Mohali, September 9
Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh won the group song competition, while the poster-making competition was won by Dev Samaj School, Delhi, during the golden jubilee celebrations of I.S. Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-C, Chandigarh. The function was held in the auditorium of Shivalik Public School, here.

World Literacy Day
School holds special classes in colony
Mohali, September 9
In their endeavour to provide education to the deprived sections of the society, teachers of DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Phase X, led by their principal Jaya Bhardwaj visited Guru Nanak Colony to take special classes to mark the World Literacy Day yesterday.

The unmanned ‘mori gate’ situated in B-block of the PU campus. Who mans these PU gates?
Chandigarh, September 9
In an effort to make the upcoming students polls violence free, the authorities at Panjab University have beefed up security at three main entry gates (Gate nos. 1, 2 and 3). However, the other three wicket gates go totally unchecked.

The unmanned ‘mori gate’ situated in B-block of the PU campus. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

PU Notes
Former VC’s bigraphy wins praise
Punjab chief information commissioner Rajan Kashyap releases the biography of PU’s former VC Prof K.N. Pathak in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, September 8
‘Jeevani-Professor K.N. Pathak’, a biography of former Panjab University vice-chancellor was released by Rajan Kashyap, chief information commissioner, Punjab along with Dr K.K. Talwar (PGI director), Naresh Kaushal (editor, Dainik Tribune) and Uday Kumar (resident editor, Amar Ujala) at ICSSR Complex, here, last evening.

Punjab chief information commissioner Rajan Kashyap releases the biography of PU’s former VC Prof K.N. Pathak in Chandigarh. Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

1,500 students take NAC test
Chandigarh, September 9
Around 1,500 students from nine partner colleges of Chandigarh participated in the National Assessment of Competence (NAC) Test today. The test was conducted by the Department of Information Technology through Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) in association with NASSCOM and Department of Higher Education.

DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 8, principal Santosh Bhandari receives national award for teachers of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development from President Pratibha Patil at a function in New Delhi.
DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 8, principal Santosh Bhandari receives national award for teachers of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development from President Pratibha Patil at a function in New Delhi.

Honour for Gian Jyoti teacher
Mohali, September 9
Neelam Thakur, a physical education teacher at Gian Jyoti Public School, Phase 2, has added another feather to her cap with the Lions Club, Mohali, bestowing a certificate of merit along with a trophy as excellence award for 2007 on her for her contribution to education field.

Scheme to help anganwari students
Chandigarh, September 9
Over 14,000 pre-schoolchildren and their mothers, registered with anganwaris in the city, are going to benefit from a decision of the administration to strengthen the health-related service at the primary level.

Budding child artiste
Chandigarh, September 9
Pragati Trikha, a student of Class VII of Sacret Heart School, continues to make mark in the showbiz. By the end of this year, the child artiste would be seen in five new films.

Tally launches ‘Pragati’
Chandigarh, September 9
Tally (India) Private Limited, software for accounts, launched ‘Pragati’ - Earn while you Learn programme on Friday. The students enrolling for the programme would not only get an opportunity to hone their skills as Tally Certified Accounting Professionals but also to become self-reliant by availing the earning opportunities.

COURTS

SC clears 3 names for post of HC judge
Chandigarh, September 9
The Supreme Court has cleared the names of three advocates for elevation as Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, according to information received here.

Ram Prakash furnishes bail bonds
Chandigarh, September 9
Ram Prakash, a former working president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, yesterday furnished bail bonds worth Rs 10,000 and a surety in a defamation suit filed against him by Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan.

 
CULTURE

Actors enact a scene from ‘Kanyadaan’ that was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. ‘Kanyadaan’ — Radical in content, approach
Chandigarh, September 9
Lucknow-based ‘Darpan’ made a majestic presence at the ongoing seventh Rashtriya Natya Parv-2007 with ‘Kanyadaan’ that was staged at Tagore Theatre, here today. A vast assemblage of theatre buffs reciprocated the performance with rapt attention while a section of crowd watched the engrossing play standing.

Actors enact a scene from ‘Kanyadaan’ that was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Urmil Kumar ThaplialTheatre should have meaning for life: Thespian
Chandigarh, September 9
“Theatre is a life-size art which offers meaningful entertainment. What it delivers should have meaning for life and for society we live in,” feels Lucknow-based thespian Urmil Kumar Thaplial.

HEALTH

PGI technologists’ strike today
Chandigarh, September 9
The strike of work by PGI technologists tomorrow seems to be imminent as the Medical Technologists Association has refused the authorities’ invitation to negotiate yesterday.

Army doctors to get more global exposure
Chandigarh, September 9
The Armed Forces Medical Services would soon be getting more international exposure in the field of medical education and research. The Defence Ministry is seeking more funds to send doctors for attending seminars and training session abroad.

Insulin vital for Type I diabetics: Expert
Chandigarh, September 9
The wrong notion that Type I diabetes can be cured without using insulin should be discarded straight away by the patients and their family members, as the people who claim to cure the disease without using insulin prescribe drugs which ultimately damage kidneys and nervous system, said Dr Jayant Banerji, a diabetologist, here today.

Lower backache affects 90 pc people: Doctor
Chandigarh, September 9
Despite the advances in diagnostics and treatment in the past two decades, low back pain remains a challenging health disorder.

Cardiologist gives tips to grandparents
Chandigarh, September 9
Every third individual above the age of 40 in urban cities like Chandigarh is suffering from hypertension and diabetes.

LIC employees donate blood
Chandigarh, September 9
As part of the 51st anniversary celebrations, the LIC organised a blood donation camp here yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Final touches being given to the newly converted all-weather pool at Sector 23 on Friday. All-weather pool awaits ceremonial start
Chandigarh, September 9
Lack of coordination between the two engineering wings of the UT Administration has seemingly delayed the opening of the much publicised all-weather swimming pool in Sector 23.

Final touches being given to the newly converted all-weather pool at Sector 23 on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Gurveen skates to victory
Chandigarh, September 9
Gurveen Kaur won the top position in the girls’ road race (4-6 years) during the two-day fifth Bhavan Hawk Roller Skating Carnival, which concluded at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, here today.

SSCB pocket title
Players of Services Sports Control Board in a jubilant mood after winning the trophy at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, September 9
Services Sports Control Board defeated New Public School Football Academy, Sector 18, 3-1 today to clinch the trophy in the fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played at the Sector 17 football stadium, here.

Players of Services Sports Control Board in a jubilant mood after winning the trophy at the Sector 17 football stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photo

Tennis centre project hangs fire
Chandigarh, September 9
The project of setting up a tennis centre at Sports Complex, Sector 42, has been hanging fire for the past four years despite repeated claims of a quick start by the authorities.

WWICS Cup
Thrilling win for ERC Academy
Chandigarh, September 9
Edmund Rice Cricket (ERC) Academy registered an exciting five-run victory over Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) in a league match of the WWICS Cup U-14 Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being played at St Stephen's School at Togan, near here, today.

Arunima, Himal corner glory
Chandigarh, September 9
Arunima Goyal and Himal Gusain emerged champions in the u-15 girls’ and boys’ categories, respectively, of the Chandigarh Chess Championship-2007. The championship concluded at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here, today.

Hockey tourney from Sept 21
Chandigarh, September 9
The Chandigarh Women Hockey Association (CWHA) will organise the junior state championship at the Sector 18 hockey stadium from September 21 to 23.

ADMINISTRATION

Raj Kanwar member of tourism board
Chandigarh, September 9
The administration has included film-maker Raj Kanwar and Municipal Corporation councillor Amrit Bolaria as members of the Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Forum.


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