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Police rains lathis on defiant VHP men
Panchkula, September 12
The police resorted to a lathi charge and fired tear gas shells to disperse VHP and BJP activists when they tried to disrupt rail services at the Sector 19 level crossing here today.
Haryana police personnel resort to a lathi charge on protesting VHP and BJP workers at the railway track in Sector 19, Panchkula, on Wednesday.
Haryana police personnel resort to a lathi charge on protesting VHP and BJP workers at the railway track in Sector 19, Panchkula, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

VB team surveys Chimney Heights
Vigilance Bureau officials inspect Chimney Heights Resorts, owned by former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk, in Zirakpur on Wednesday.Mohali, September 12
A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau conducted property assessment of Chimney Heights, a resort on the Zirakpur-Patiala road owned by former DGP S.S.Virk.
Vigilance Bureau officials inspect Chimney Heights Resorts, owned by former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk, in Zirakpur on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Virk’s heart suffers damage

Youth hits ‘lax’ watchman with baton
65-yr-old battles for life in PGI
Chandigarh, September 12
In a fit of rage, a youngster hit an elderly watchman on his head with a baton in Sector 3 here, late last night. The critically injured victim, 65-year-old Jeet Ram, is battling for life in the PGI.




EARLIER STORIES

No-holds-barred reporting
Centre mulls over law panel’s opinion
Chandigarh, September 12
With an overzealous section of media often crossing ‘Lakshman rekha’, particularly in the domains of legal and crime reporting, the Law Ministry babus are busy pondering over a report submitted by the Law Commission, recommending amendments to existing contempt law or framing of a new law, a few months back.

State of Info Panels
Costing more, delivering less
Chandigarh, September 12
State information commissions of both Punjab and Haryana seem to be delivering less and costing more. Every hearing an information commissioner conducts costs the state not less than Rs 30,000, as evident from the information some RTI activists have gathered under the RTI Act.

COMMUNITY

To spruce up stadium, full-grown trees axed
A number of full-grown trees have been uprooted for widening of the choe at the rear end of the sector 16 cricket stadium in preparation for the international match next month. Chandigarh, September 12
The thick green cover in the Leisure Valley in sector 16 faces danger from the Chandigarh Administration. To spruce up the sector 16 cricket stadium for the coming one-day international match between India and Australia, the UT’s engineering department has uprooted a number of full-grown trees while channelising the N-choe, passing near the stadium.

A number of full-grown trees have been uprooted for widening of the choe at the rear end of the sector 16 cricket stadium in preparation for the international match next month. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

IT Park
PM’s assurance on land acquisition
Chandigarh, September 12
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today assured a delegation of the Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha that there would be no forcible acquisition of land.

Teacher killed in accident
Chandigarh, September 12
A woman was killed and four others were injured when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling was knocked down by a speeding car in Sector 39 here this morning. All victims were rushed to the PGI, where the woman succumbed to her injuries later.

Tipsy employee creates scene at dist courts
Chandigarh, September 12
A drunk employee of the district courts in Sector 17 allegedly created a scene on the court premises this afternoon.

Garbage littered at Madanpur village in Mohali. Madanpur village nobody’s baby
Mohali, September 12
Even as the government is going ahead with its plans to make Mohali a model township, it has failed to bring about the much-needed development in villages falling within its limits.




Garbage littered at Madanpur village in Mohali. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

Developers welcome govt policy change
Mohali, September 12
The Punjab Colonizers Association yesterday welcomed the change in the state government policy pertaining to the external development charges (EDC), conversion charges and licence fee at a meeting held here under the chairmanship of secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Punjab.

As many as 128 persons donated blood at a camp organised in Government College in Mohali on Wednesday.
As many as 128 persons donated blood at a camp organised in Government College in Mohali on Wednesday.

Year-old infant burnt to death
Mohali, September 12
One-year-old child was burnt to death in a fire that broke out in a jhuggi in Mataur village here today.

Literary works of Hyder hailed
Panchkula, September 12
The Haryana Urdu Akademy organised a seminar on the life and literary works of late Qurratulain Hyder, an eminent Urdu novelist and fiction writer here yesterday.

Power failure in PGI
Chandigarh, September 12
Nehru Hospital in PGI today faced power cut for two hours in the morning.

Functions banned at Shanti Kunj
Chandigarh, September 12
The administration has banned all public functions in Shanti Kunj, Sector 16. The decision has been taken in light of the recent damaged caused to the garden during the Teej celebrations organised by the municipal corporation.

Man found hanging at temple
Panchkula, September 12
The body of an unidentified man was found hanging in a shed at the temple complex of Shiv mandir in Sector 21, here today. The body was found by devotees who had gone there to offer prayers in the morning.

 
BUSINESS

Volvo rolls out sedan, SUV
Chandigarh, September 12
Volvo Car Corporation today took its first step in the growing Indian automotive market with the launch of its two flagship models - Volvo S80 and Volvo XC90 - a sedan and a sports utility vehicle.

 
EDUCATION

Show-cause notice served on Moti Ram School
Chandigarh, September 12
The Chandigarh education department today served a show-cause notice to Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, Chandigarh, regarding withdrawal of permanent recognition because of various discrepancies found in its functioning.

Round II
21 college teachers court arrest
Chandigarh, September 12
In the second round of court arrests, 21 teachers including six women were arrested and sent to judicial remand upto September 14 on the call of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) in protest of their long-pending demands.

Contractual teachers get new pay scales
Chandigarh, September 12
There is bonanza in store for the contractual teachers appointed by the UT education department under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan.

A pre-election car rally had SOPU supporters out in force on campus, including a large number of girls, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.In Pre-poll Mode
Another car rally by SOPU
Chandigarh, September 12
The date for the student council elections at Panjab University may still be shrouded in ambiguity but the spirit of electioneering was in full swing on campus today.


A pre-election car rally had SOPU supporters out in force on campus, including a large number of girls, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo by Vinay Malik

Court discharges all 48 student leaders
Chandigarh, September 12
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) representatives today participated in the case hearing of the 48 student leaders booked under Sections 107, 150 of the CrPC by the Chandigarh police.

From Colleges
Students given tips on painting
Chandigarh, September 12
The fine arts department of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, organised a workshop for the students of the college in collaboration with Pidilite Industries Ltd. It was a two-day workshop on ‘Landscape Painting in Watercolours’. Rakesh Sen, expert in fine arts from Lucknow, gave demonstrations on watercolour and oil pastel landscape paintings.

PU gate lock broken
Chandigarh, September 12
An entry gate behind boys’ hostel No. 4 at Panjab University which is usually kept locked was broken open by students late this evening.

Golden jubilee
Chandigarh, September 12
Panjab University’s ‘feel-good’ occasion is just round the corner. The golden jubilee celebrations promise to be a fiesta of good time abounding in introspective moments as well. The celebrations which begin at 9:30 am on October 1 and will go on till the next day. It will be marked by the unveiling of the ‘vision document’ for the university and the laying of the foundation-stone of the multi-purpose hall.

COURTS

Disrespect to national emblem
Notice to UT home secretary

Chandigarh, September 12
A district court today issued a notice to the chief secretaries of Haryana and Punjab and the home secretary, UT, for allegedly showing disrespect to the national emblem in an advertisement.

Notice to UT, Punjab
Chandigarh, September 12
A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today issued a notice to the UT, Punjab and Haryana over an application seeking constitution of a special task force for nabbing proclaimed offenders and bail jumpers in the areas falling under their jurisdiction.

 
CULTURE

‘Seedi Dar Seedi...’ lights up theatre fest
The play “Sidi dar Sidi...” being staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 12
The contention of Ben Johnson that “It is the mission of comedy to depict contemporary life with moral intent not tell pleasing tales of fairies” found true illustration in the immaculate experimental musical theatre spectacle titled ‘Seedi dar Seedi urf Tukke pe Tukka’ presented by Rang Vidushak, Bhopal, and staged at Tagore theatre today.

The play “Sidi dar Sidi...” being staged at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Bansi Kaul Theatre a ‘collective art’
Chandigarh, September 12
At Rang Vidushak, Bansi Kaul celebrates the poetic pause that life is. It’s a collective celebration, where communities bury sorrows and spawn joys. Here, in this space, solo acts are not welcome. They are considered too individualistic to pursue.

                                                                                   Bansi Kaul

 
SPORTS

India-Pakistan match
PCA president I.S. Bindra and MP Sukhbir Badal during the organising committee meeting held at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Ticket @ Rs 100 for students
Chandigarh, September 12
The students would have to pay Rs 100 for the upcoming second one-day international match to be played between India and Pakistan at PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar. The high-profile extravaganza has been scheduled for November 8.

PCA president I.S. Bindra and MP Sukhbir Badal during the organising committee meeting held at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

‘Pitch’ing for an exciting encounter
Chandigarh, September 12
With less than a month left for the one-day international between India and Australia to be played at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here, the authorities are doing everything possible to prepare the pitch for the encounter.

WWICS Cup
Patiala Gymkhana wipes out CCA
Chandigarh, September 12
A 56-run partnership between Prabhjot and Kanwar helped Patiala Gymkhana qualify for the semi-finals by piling up 160 for 5 in 25 overs. Sukhwinder Singh also contributed a major part (4 for 17) in defeating the Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) in the last group D league match of the WWICS Cup Under-14 Cricket Tournament held at the St Stephen’s ground at Togan, near h lic School Academy (GNPSA) Sector 36 in the semi-finals.

Hockey trials on Sept 14
Chandigarh, September 12
The Chandigarh Hockey Association would conduct trials for the selection of the Chandigarh hockey team on September 14 at the Sector 42 hockey stadium. The selected team would participate in the 13th Sub-junior National Hockey Championship to be held at Bhopal from September 27 to October 6.

LIC zonal carom c’ship kicks off
Chandigarh, September 12
The LIC 28th Zonal Carom Tournament held in a city hotel saw players from 16 divisions of LIC of India, north zone, participate in the championship. The players include those enjoying a national raking. The winning players would be selected for the LIC national team.

St John’s beats Lahore team in nail-biting finish
Chandigarh, September 12
With his valuable 43-run knock, Amit enabled the team of St John’s School defeat Lahore Cricket Academy by three wickets in a match played at the premises of St John’s, Sector 26, here today.

Yuvraj’s knock scripts DAV-10 win
A Twenty-20 friendly match in progress at DAV-10 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 12
Yuvraj Anand scored 38 runs to help DAV-10 beat Pakistan XI by 3 wickets in a Twenty-20 friendly match played at the college premises, here today. After winning the toss, Pakistan XI opted to bat first. The team mounted 111 runs on the scoreboard in the allotted 20 overs.


A Twenty-20 friendly match in progress at DAV-10 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



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