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Alcohol-laced beverages land Mocha in soup
Chandigarh, September15
In a shocking incident, the UT Excise Department today found employees of Mocha Coffee, a popular outlet in Sector 26 here, mixing alcohol in beverages being served to their customers.
Mocha Coffee

Ultimate Dilemma
Two teachers hired against same post

Chandigarh, September 15
Officials in the education department often go to any length to get their favourite teachers hired through influence or “sifarish”. Students are the ultimate sufferers in all this.

Free bus service in Mohali?
Mohali, September 15
At a time when everything has to be paid for and anything that is given for free comes as a bait for prospective customers, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is considering a proposal to start a free bus service in the town.

Hit-and-run case
CTU mechanic killed in mishap
Chandigarh, September 15
In a hit-and-run case, a 35-year-old man was killed in a road accident near the housing board chowk, Manimajra, last night. He was rushed to the PGI, where doctors declared him dead.





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COMMUNITY

Diamond jubilee of Western Command 

Tributes paid to martyrs
Chandigarh, September 15
A solemn memorial-cum-wreath laying ceremony and the Army Commanders’ conclave marked the commemoration of the diamond jubilee of the Western Command at Chandimandir military station today.
It was on this day 60 years ago that the Western Command was established in Delhi..

Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (left), Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Lt-Gen S.K. Sinha and the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt-Gen Daljeet Singh pay tributes at the Veer Smriti war memorial to mark the diamond jubilee of the Western Command at Chandimandir on Saturday
Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (left), Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Lt-Gen S.K. Sinha and the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt-Gen Daljeet Singh pay tributes at the Veer Smriti war memorial to mark the diamond jubilee of the Western Command at Chandimandir on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph

Health ministry to open 3,000 blood storage centres
Chandigarh, September 15
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is all set to ensure wider accessibility of blood for people across the country.

MC onslaught on trees continues 
Chandigarh, September 15
Less than a month after the Chandigarh municipal corporation drew flak for laying sewers alongside the Sector 27-28 dividing road at the cost of trees growing in the area, another similar situation has come to light in Sector 30.
This time, Arjun trees, growing parallel to the CSIO complex in Sector 30, are bearing the brunt of a task being undertaken by the MC.’


LIVING ON THE EDGE: Digging work being undertaken parallel to the row of Arjun trees in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Digging work being undertaken parallel to the row of Arjun trees in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Saturday

Mansa Devi shrine area cleared of encroachments
Panchkula, September 15
In a joint anti-encroachment drive, the Haryana Urban Development Authority and the PWD (B&R) department today cleared encroachments around the Mansa Devi Shrine complex, here today.




A JCB demolishes an unauthorised construction on the road leading to the Mansa Devi shrine in Panchkula on Saturday.— Tribune Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
A JCB demolishes an unauthorised construction on the road leading to the Mansa Devi shrine in Panchkula on Saturday

Bhakhra main line closure
Ban to check water misuse

Mohali, September 15
In the backdrop of the Bhakhra main line closing for repairs from October 10, the Department of Public Health has imposed a ban on watering of lawns, gardens and washing of vehicles for a 15-day period.

Zero tolerance against corrupt cops: SSP
Chandigarh, September 15
In the wake of arrest of several policemen by the CBI on corruption charge, new senior superintendent of police S.S. Srivastava today advocated “zero tolerance” approach against such officials with a view to making the city “crime-free”.Addressing a crime review meeting here today, the SSP warned police officials against indulging in corruption. “Strict action will be taken against any police official found guilty of corruption,” Srivastava warned.

S.S. Srivastava
S.S. Srivastava

Docs struggle to normalise Virk’s BP
Chandigarh, September 15
The blood pressure of former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk is yet to be brought under control even after five days of his admission to the PGI. Doctors treating him said the stress could be one of the reasons behind the problem.

Lawyers, villagers participate in tree plantation drive
Chandigarh, September 15
More than 250 lawyers and villagers, led by Justice Surya Kant, Justice Mahesh Grover, Justice Rajesh Bindal of Punjab and Haryana High Court, and Hawa Singh Hooda, advocate-general of Haryana, took part in a tree plantation programme at Khuda Ali Sher village in Chandigarh today.

500 examined at eye camp
Chandigarh, September 15
More than 500 patients, mostly from lower sections of society, were examined and about 100 patients were selected for surgery during a free eye check-up camp at Lakshmi Narayan Dharamshala, Sector 20, here today.

Engineers’ Day celebrated
Chandigarh, September 15
The 40th Engineers’ Day was celebrated today on the premises of the Institution of Engineers (India), Punjab and Chandigarh state centre, Sector 19, to commemorate the 147th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sir Visvesvarya.

 
Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, minister of food and civil supplies, consumer affairs and information technology, Punjab (second from left), during Engineers’ Day celebrations at Institute of Engineers, Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday.— Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan
Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, minister of food and civil supplies, consumer affairs and information technology, Punjab (second from left), during Engineers’ Day celebrations at Institute of Engineers, Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Comedy of Errors
‘Abandoned’ baby’s father resurfaces

Chandigarh, September 15
It was a virtual comedy of errors. Father of a newborn, who left the child at the PGI this morning to arrange for money to pay off the bills, returned in the evening only to discover that the child had been declared ‘abandoned’. Not only this, the police, on being intimated by the hospital authorities, even registered a case in  this regard.

Journalist bereaved
Chandigarh, September 15
Shakuntala Sharma, 84, wife of J.M. Sharma, a former News Editor of The Tribune, died following a heart attack here this morning. The body was cremated at Sector 25 cremation ground. The kriya is scheduled for September 25 at the Arya Samaj mandir, Sector 16, from 2 pm to 3 pm.

 
CRIME

Youth held for minor’s rape
Chandigarh, September 15
A 27-year-old youth was arrested for raping a minor girl on the pretext of marrying her here today.The youth had allegedly kept the girl in illegal confinement for around 15 days. The police said on September 1, the accused, a laundry man hailing from Naya Gaon, took the girl to a house in Kansal and kept her there in confinement. The girl, a resident of Sector 40, is reportedly a student of class VII at a local school.

 
EDUCATION

More physical activities for schoolchildren in offing

Chandigarh, September 15
“Our main focus is to emphasise more on physical activities for children in schools and make them physically and mentally strong in addition to academics. The department is working on the modalities to introduce traditional sports in schools like rope skipping, kho-kho, swimming and other rural sports where there is little money involved to raise the infrastructure”, informed S.K. Setia, DPI (S), while addressing an award-giving ceremony held at GMSSS-10.

S.K. Setia (second from right, top) along with teachers during the award-giving ceremony at GMSSS-10, Chandigarh, on Saturday
S.K. Setia (second from right, top) along with teachers during the award-giving ceremony at GMSSS-10, Chandigarh, on Saturday.— A Tribune photo

Homoeopathic college has few takers
Chandigarh, September 15
Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, is facing uncertainty over its future as just eight students have been enrolled for the current session.

Sanchayika Day
33 schools honoured
Chandigarh, September 15
Annual Sanchayika Day was celebrated at Government College of Education, Sector 20, yesterday.The function was organised jointly by the Directorate of Small Savings, Chandigarh administration, and National Savings Institute, Chandigarh Centre.

St. Stephen’s wins inter-school quiz
Chandigarh, September 15
St. Stephen’s showed their supremacy for the fourth consecutive year by winning the I.C.S.E. Inter-School Quiz Competition held at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here, today.

From Schools and Colleges
Melting Glaciers’ concludes at GCG-11
Chandigarh, September 15
A week-long programme on the theme ‘Melting Glaciers’ organised by PRAKRITI, the environmental society of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, in assistance with the science association of the college, culminated into a grand finale today on the eve of international day for preservation of ozone layer. Students from various city colleges addressed the issue by translating their information and knowledge through their participation in competitions like quiz, power point presentation, eco-rangoli, collage making, model-making, slogan writing and poster making.

KB DAV students enthral at Guru Pratibha Day
Chandigarh, September 15
The students of KB DAV-7 enthralled the audience with their awesome performances during ‘Guru Pratibha Day’ celebrations of the school. The function was held at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here, yesterday.



Students of KB DAV-7 present a colourful programme during Guru Pratibha Day celebrations at Tagore Theatre on Friday.— Tribune photo by Pardeep Tiwari
Students of KB DAV-7 present a colourful programme during Guru Pratibha Day celebrations at Tagore Theatre on Friday

Impulse’07 draws great response
Chandigarh, September 15
A one-day event, ‘Impulse ’07’, encapsulating three workshops, was organised at Government Art Gallery, Sector 10, by ‘The Daniels’, a non-profit organisation comprising students of Punjab Engineering College, today.

Law students do institute proud
Mohali, September 15
There is no shortcut to success and hard work is the key to achievements. This has once again been proved by three students of Army Institute of Law.A team comprising of Abha Tiwari of 4th year, Anupama Gupta and Snigdha Ghoshal of 3rd year, recently represented the institute in the 3rd International Minority Right Moot Court Competition held at Pune from September 7-9, organised by Surana and Surana International Attorneys and Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society.

Last date of CSIR-UGC form submission extended
Mohali, September 15
The last date for the sale of forms for the CSIR UGC Test has been extended to 21.09.07. Earlier the last date was September 14.

 

 
CULTURE

‘Chak De India’ fame Krishna wishes to emulate Nusrat 
Chandigarh, September 15
With an impressive record of playback singing in 21 Hindi films and a dozen films awaiting release, Chandigarh lad Krishna has achieved fame and glory in Bollywood with an immaculate rendition of the song ‘Maula mere..’ for the blockbuster ‘Chak De India’.He has many hits like ‘Ishaq Khudai’, ‘Teri yaad saath saath’, ‘Aapki kashish’, ‘Zindagi mein bhi koi’, to his credit. Krishna, though hailing from Orissa, was brought up in Chandigarh, and he did his education at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, and SD College.

Krishna
HEALTH

Special fortnight at hospital
Mohali, September 15
Amar Multi-speciality Hospital organised a special fortnight for the treatment and consultation of poor and needy patients who would be provided treatment at highly concessional rates. Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema inaugurated the fortnight today.

 
SPORTS

Rest of Haryana take lead on Day 1
Chandigarh, September 15 
The Rest of Haryana team had an edge over the Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) team in the first innings of the two-day inter-district U-17 league tournament. The meet got under way at Government Model School, Sector 19, here, today. 

WWICS Cup
AKSIPS clinch title

Chandigarh, September 15
A splendid all-round performance by Harmanpreet helped Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS), Sector 41, to register a facile eight-wicket triumph over CCA-Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) Academy, Sector 36, in the final of the WWICS Cup U-14 Cricket Tournament today. The tournament was being played at St Stephen's School, Togan, near here.

DAV-7 get better of St Joseph’s
Chandigarh, September 15
DAV Public School-7, Chandigarh, got the better of St Joseph's School, Chandigarh, in the first-round match (u-14) of the three-day Central Board of Secondary Education North Zone (I) Inter-school Chess Tournament. The tournament started at St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.


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