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UT plans Dharavi in city
Chandigarh, September 11
The Dharavi model of slum rehabilitation in Mumbai seems to have fascinated the UT administration. It has decided to study the model for rehabilitating slum-dwellers in the city.
Dharavi is Asia’s biggest slum

Chak de hockey, you said?
No UT official to greet Asia Cup champs
Chandigarh, September 11
None of the officials of the Chandigarh administration turned up to welcome heroes of the Asia Cup team - Rajpal, Baljit and Jaswinder - on their arrival back home today. Disheartened at this, two-Rajpal and Baljit-are reportedly toying with the idea of shifting their base to Punjab.
The hockey trio- Rajpal, Jaswinder and Baljit-who were honoured by the Chandigarh Hockey Academy on Tuesday
The hockey trio- Rajpal, Jaswinder and Baljit-who were honoured by the Chandigarh Hockey Academy on Tuesday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

Mehra may be next UTadviser
Chandigarh,September 11
Pradeep Mehra, a 1975 batch UT-cadre officer, is tipped to be the new UT adviser. He is at present posted as chief secretary, Pondicherry.Earlier, he had served as Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board from 1993 to 1995 before serving as adviser to the UT administrator from 1996 to 1997. Earlier, he had served as Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board from 1993 to 1995 before serving as adviser to the UT administrator from 1996 to 1997.

 


EARLIER STORIES

Late reporting by blood banks bothers NACO
Chandigarh, September 11
Few blood banks in the country are regular in reporting to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) the details of blood donation by gender, type of blood donation (voluntary or replacement) and sero-positivity (HIV positivity rate).

  Fact file

W-Command to celebrate diamond jubilee
Chandigarh, September 11
To commemorate the diamond jubilee of the Western Command on September 15, a number of events are being organised at Chandimandir from September 12-15.The celebrations will include a memorial service at the Command war memorial ‘Veer Smiriti’ followed by release of the first day cover and an Army Commander’s conclave.

Counter-intelligence
DRDO develops manual 

Chandigarh, September 11
To combat incidents of espionage, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a manual to guide armed forces and security services in their counter-intelligence tasks.Called “Deceit Detection and Interrogation”, the manual has been developed by DRDO’s Delhi-based Defence Institute of Psychological Research in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.


COMMUNITY

Bhakra canal closure
MC to maintain 8-hour supply
Chandigarh, September 11
The Chandigarh municipal corporation today assured the Chandigarh administration of maintaining a daily eight-hour water supply in two shifts during the closure of Bhakra main line canal next month.

2 Lake Club members catch voyeur, lose membership 
Chandigarh, September 11
A peeping tom in the Lake Club! Sounds incredible! But this is what some members of the club who use its swimming pool allege. According to two members, Nihal Singh and J. Gill, some women members found an employee of the club peeping into the changing room for women on September 4.

Nations can’t stay in ‘political seclusion’
Chandigarh, September 11
Air Marshal (retd) R.S. Bedi delivered a lecture on ‘Strategic Shift in Global Security Environment’ at the Centre for Defence and National Security Studies.Emphasising on the changing economy and military rise of various power blocks, he spoke of the emergence of a new cold war era.

Motorcyclist hurt in mishap
Chandigarh, September 11
A motorcyclist was hospitalised after being knocked down by a car near Police Lines in Sector 26 this morning. The victim with severe head injuries was admitted to the PGI.

Civil Hospital upgradation
Bir Devinder writes to CM for better health care

Mohali, September 11
Former Kharar MLA Bir Devinder Singh has urged the Punjab Chief Minister to upgrade the local Civil Hospital to 200-bed facility as it was the responsibility of the government to provide better health care services to the common man. In a letter sent to Parkash Singh Badal, a copy of which was also sent to health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Bir Devinder Singh stated that he was pained to know from a news item, published in Chandigarh Tribune on September 6, that the hospital was not being upgraded because of low occupancy rate and lack of funds.

Police accused of hushing up case
Death of AC mechanic in Punjab Raj Bhavan

Chandigarh, September 11
Accusing the police of hushing up the matter, AC plant blast victim Vikram Singh’s mother today alleged that the police forced them to sign “documents” before releasing the body.Vikram succumbed to his injuries in the PGI last night. He was injured while repairing an air-conditioner plant at Punjab Raj Bhavan on September 5.

Hold advisory panel meeting: Jain
Chandigarh, September 11
Former Chandigarh MP Satya Pal Jain has demanded the immediate holding of meeting of the home minister’s advisory committee to discuss certain issues concerning the city.



Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, presents Haryana Ratan Award to Renu Poswal, chairperson, Haryana State Social Welfare Board, in Chandigarh on Monday.
Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, presents Haryana Ratan Award to Renu Poswal, chairperson, Haryana State Social Welfare Board, in Chandigarh on Monday.

City parks impress Bihar MLAs
Chandigarh, September 11
A five-member team of the Bihar Legislative Council along with the chairman of the urban development committee of the council, Sanjay Singh, visited the city yesterday.A spokesman for the corporation said the delegation was on its study tour to know about the working of engineering projects and the sanitation system.

Kabari market sans toilets

Chandigarh, September 11
For the past 27 years, the administration has failed to provide public toilets in the kabari market having 52 shops in Industrial Area, Phase I.

BJYM plans to enroll more members
Chandigarh, September 11
Amit Thakar, president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), today said the country was heading for a mid-term poll. Addressing a press conference, Thakar said the BJYM had planned to enroll 50 lakh volunteers with an eye on the elections, which he claimed would take place in 2008.

Letters
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Amit Thakar

 
CRIME

Man held on rape charge
Chandigarh, September 11
The police today arrested Zulfikar Ali, a Sector 17 tailor, on charges of raping a 21-year-old girl of Ghaziabad.

Ex-serviceman commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 11
A 60-year-old man hanged himself to death at his residence in Bhelana village today. He was suffering from depression, the police said.

 
EDUCATION

Hostels to be home away from home
Bus facility for women, recreational activities in the pipeline
Chandigarh, September 11
Hostellers across the city colleges have many reasons to cheer as the hostels are soon going to be truly ‘a home away from home’ for its residents with all the luxuries in place. The hostellers at the government colleges will now have the pleasure of watching their favourite soaps et al on big screen LCDs in the common rooms.

DAV college asked to provide information
Teachers’ union welcomes move
Chandigarh, September 11
The DAV College Teachers’ Union today welcomed the suo motu notice taken by the director, higher education, UT, by directing the principal, DAV College, Sector 10, to provide information sought under the RTI ACT 2005.  It may be recalled that four teachers of the college, namely Chopra, Prof Nirmal Datt, Prof V.K. Gupta, Prof A.K. Taneja and Prof Anil Sharma had sought information from the college authorities regarding annual fee structure for various courses of the college, leave encashment and contributory provident fund (CPF) of the teaching and non-teaching employees of the colleges.

Diploma in child guidance for teachers
Chandigarh, September 11
If you are a teacher and finding it difficult to deal with students suffering from behavioural problems, troubles in the family, drug addiction, help is at hand now.With an aim to equip in-service teachers to counsel children and their families, an advanced diploma in child guidance and family counselling has been started this year by Government Home Science College, Sector 10.

 
COURTS

High Court
Probe dowry death case, Mohali SP told

Chandigarh, September 11
Mr Justice Pritam Pal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the SP (crime branch), under whose jurisdiction Mohali district falls, to look into a matter related to alleged dowry death and take appropriate action in accordance with the law.

Bar body receives Badal bounty
Chandigarh, September 11
The Bar Association of Punjab and Haryana High Court today received a cheque for Rs 1.50 crore as announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal recently.Chief Justice Vijender Jain handed over the cheque to Bar acting president G.S. Attariwala and exhorted the Bar body to work for the welfare of the legal profession.

Woman not allowed to meet witness-son
Chandigarh, September 11
A local judge today refused to allow Meena Kumari, acquitted in the murder case of her husband, to meet her older son Himanshu (12), a witness in the case. Additional and Sessions Judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi gave this verdict at the district courts.

Man sentenced for abetting suicide
Chandigarh, September 11
A local has convicted Sudesh Kumar for creating circumstances leading his wife Bharti Kumar to commit suicide.


 
CULTURE

‘Hayavadan’ lays bare the conflicts of subconscious
Chandigarh, September 11
The only local theatre ensemble Sandli Pairan Kala Kendra made their triumphant participation with all-round brilliance in the staging of an Indian traditional classic play ‘Hayavadan’ in the ongoing Rashtriya festival here today.



Artistes staging a play ‘Hayavadan’ during National Play Festival 2007 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.— A Tribune photo
Artistes staging a play ‘Hayavadan’ during National Play Festival 2007 at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

 

 
SPORTS

Aadils script Lahore win 
Chandigarh, September 11
A fine knock of 47 runs by Aadil Sardar ably supported by Aadil with 36 runs enabled the Lahore team to beat St John’s by five wickets today on the second day of the twenty20 cricket tourney for u-19 being played at St John’s grounds, here.

A match between St John’s and Lahore XI in progress at the St John’s ground in Chandigarh on Tuesday.— A Tribune photograph

A match between St John’s and Lahore XI in progress at the St John’s ground in Chandigarh on Tuesday.— A Tribune photograph

YPSA register 9-run win 
Chandigarh, September 11
A brilliant opening 66-run stand between Arsh Goel (19) and Subeer (33) helped Yadavindra Public School Academy (YPSA), Mohali, to beat Hans Raj Cricket Academy (HRCA), Panchkula, by nine runs in a Group-C league match of the WWICS U-14 Cricket Tournament today. The tournament is being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen's School, Togan, near here.

ADMINISTRATION

3 DSPs transferred
Chandigarh, September 11
In a major reshuffle in the Chandigarh police, three deputy superintendents of police (DSP) and six inspectors were transferred today.DSP Devinder Singh Thakur, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) (east), has been shifted to the Police Lines, while DSP Baljit Singh Chadha has been transferred from the Police Lines to the women and child support unit (WACSU).

Prohibitory orders
Chandigarh, September 11
The district magistrate has prohibited commercial operations in restaurants, pubs, liquor shops, discos, clubs and by vendors sitting roadsides during late night. 




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