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Burning Matters
Gas cos. to block ‘spare’ connections

Chandigarh, September 17
Oil companies have cracked the whip on over 3,000 families in the city by disconnecting multiple LPG connections. In fact, over 60,000 multiple LPG users are under the scanner of Indian Oil Corporation(IOC), Hindustan Petroleum(HP) and Bharat Petroleum(BP)under the ministry of petroleum's policy of “one family, one connection”.

After Mocha, bakeries too
SOPU supporters shut down cafe
Chandigarh, September 17
Are you sure of what you are eating? It seems Mocha Coffee is not the only outlet in the city that serves beverages with a dash of liquor. In the list are renowned bakers. Remember the last time you had those sumptuous rum balls layered with chocolate or that icy cold Irish coffee, do these really taste as they ought to?

Irked by cops, lawyer turns to RTI
Chandigarh, September 17
Fed up with procedural wranglings delaying registration of a criminal case against Sector 34 private hospital INSCOL for the past over four months, a local lawyer today asked the Chandigarh Police to return his complaint.


Students of UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, at a cultural programme
ROOTED IN TRADITION: Students of UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, at a cultural programme on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph







EARLIER STORIES

Student’s death a riddle
Chandigarh, September 17
Mystery shrouds the death of 23-year-old Vikrant who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Butrela village yesterday morning. Vikrant was pursuing B.Sc (IT) from a Mohali-based private institute. The doctors have reserved their opinion on the cause of death.

Disabled youth thrashed to death
Panchkula, September 17
Twenty-five-year old Narinder Singh was murdered in Garkhal (Himachal Pradesh) where he had gone to offer prayers at Baba Balak Nath temple along with three friends.

Narinder’s father shows the photograph of his son at Bhainsa Tibba village in Panchkula on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Narinder’s father shows the photograph of his son at Bhainsa Tibba village in Panchkula

COMMUNITY


A bird feeds its young
MATERNAL INSTINCT:
A bird feeds its young.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Contemporary look for ISBT on cards
Chandigarh, September 17
The Chandigarh administration has finalised a comprehensive action plan for the upgradation of the ISBT-17. Home secretary Krishna Mohan stated here today that the plan included overall facelift.

Building Bylaws
Admn will go ahead with amendments
Chandigarh, September 17
Citing poor public response, the Chandigarh administration is going ahead with the amendment of building rules for leasehold and freehold properties. For the past few days, meetings are being held on day-to-day basis to finalise the bylaws.

... Extends conversion policy
Chandigarh,September 17
The Chandigarh administration has allowed the extension of conversion policy for a further period of six months. The policy would have expired tomorrow. The decision follows representations from various industrial associations.

Landing system at Chandigarh airport non-operational
To pose serious problems in winters
Chandigarh, September 17
The Instrument Landing System (ILS) installed at the Chandigarh airfield has become totally non-operational. Consequently, aircraft operators are expected to face serious problems in the coming winters when visibility drops because of climatic conditions.

Broken footpaths blotch on city beautiful
Chandigarh, September 17
The “City Beautiful” will be reduced to a misnomer if the UT administration does not wake up to the ugly reality of civic amenities and surroundings being in disarray. The latest to join the list are the footpaths that divide the slow carriageways from the main roads.


A footpath outside the ISBT-17, Chandigarh, in a pitiable condition. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A footpath outside the ISBT-17, Chandigarh, in a pitiable condition

Broken idol lands two in trouble
Panchkula, September 17
The Jaswantgarh village in Ramgarh witnessed some tense moments late last night when a statue of Guru Valmiki was reportedly desecrated in an area temple. The incident occurred when two labourers, who were reportedly in an inebriated condition, accidentally toppled over the statue and broke it.

Mani Majra fort consigned to oblivion
Chandigarh, September 17
The city takes pride in its well-planned infrastructure and splendid architectural works. Even as it gears to stake its claim on the world heritage status, an ancient fort continues to remain neglected and is in ruins.

A view of the Mani Majra fort. — A Tribune photograph

A view of the Mani Majra fort

74-year veteran begins cycle expedition for peace
Chandigarh, September 17
To spread the message of brotherhood and to step up the fight against corruption, a 74-year old veteran of the 1962 war, Hav Nathi Prasad Nainawal, has embarked upon a solo cycle expedition from Chandimandir to Goa.


Ex-serviceman Nathi Prasad Nainawal (left) with Station Commander Brig N.K. Mishra before embarking on his solo cycle expedition to Goa, In Chandimandir on Monday.

Ex-serviceman Nathi Prasad Nainawal (left) with Station Commander Brig N.K. Mishra before embarking on his solo cycle expedition to Goa, In Chandimandir

Electric-city: Current leaves Gurukul Colony shocked
Panchkula, September 17
Panic gripped Gurukul Colony in Sector 1 when residents complained of electric current in certain portions of their houses this evening. Scared about the flow of current, the residents spent the evening outside their homes, waiting for the officials of the Electricity Department to arrive.

ISKCON devotees participate in World Holy Name Day in Chandigarh
ISKCON devotees participate in World Holy Name Day in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

Erratic power supply hits hospital hard
Mohali, September 17
Erratic electricity supply to the civil hospital here has led to a peculiar problem for the hospital authorities. In the absence of power supply, the hospital is forced to run on generators, resulting in air and noise pollution.

‘Abandoned’ newborn dead
Chandigarh, September 17
The newborn, who was abandoned at the PGI a few days ago, died at the Advanced Paediatric Centre of the PGI this morning. The baby died due to complications arising out of premature delivery.

 
CRIME

Theft in Sector-70 house
Mohali, September 17
Thieves struck a house in Sector 70 last morning and reportedly decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh. The incident occurred when the house owner, Amarjit Kaur, was away to Chandigarh with her daughter for over two hours. On returning, she found the house ransacked.

Woman among three arrested with smack
Chandigarh, September 17
The police today nabbed three persons, including a woman, and seized 22 gm of smack from their possession. Sunny of Sector 52 was arrested from near the Himachal Serai in Sector 24 with 10 gm of smack while Meena of Sector 56 was held while carrying 2 gm of the drug from near the cremation ground in Sector 25.

2 women commit suicide
Mohali, September 17
Two women committed suicide in two separate incidents here today. A 24-year-old married woman reportedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire within the precincts of a gurdwara at Amlana village.

Man jailed for hurting cop
Chandigarh, September 17
A local court today pronounced the conviction of Dinesh Kumar under Section 338 of the IPC. Dinesh Kumar had hurt a constable on duty on July 26, 2006, when his car was stopped for challan.

JCO ‘manhandled’ by doctor
Chandigarh, September 17
A retired junior commissioned officer (JCO) has alleged misbehaviour on the part of a doctor posted at the ex-servicemen’s polyclinic in Chandimandir.

 
BUSINESS

Ranbaxy to pump in $500 m in health sector
Chandigarh, September 17
The special economic zone of Ranbaxy Laboratories being set up at Mohali on 80 acres will have manufacturing capacity of 10 billion tablets every year. Dinesh Kumar had hurt a constable on duty on July 26, 2006, when his car was stopped for challan.

 
EDUCATION

Three years on, school awaits equipment
Chandigarh, September 17
Some years ago the Government of India had floated a scheme under which institutions like schools, colleges and sports clubs affiliated to any sports association as also state associations affiliated to national sports bodies could import foreign sports equipment for use of their sports boys and girls.

Stop sanctions to DAV colleges: Teachers
Chandigarh, September 17
The executive members of the DAV College Teachers’ Union, at a meeting held today at the college campus, unanimously condemned the college authorities for not abiding by the rules and regulations of the Panjab University and director, higher education.

From Laws to Spices
Trio from Sweden on a mission
Chandigarh, September 17
In a sea of aspiring lawyers, these three stand out for their unusual stance. Three students from the University of Stockholm, Sweden - Camilo Goine (24), Emil Akander (23) and Sara Abdulhalim (24) - are here not just to delve into the laws of the land but also plan to soak in some Indian culture before they go back.
(left to right) Sara Abdulhalim (24), Camilo Goine (24) and Emil Akander (23) at the department of laws at PU
(left to right) Sara Abdulhalim (24), Camilo Goine (24) and Emil Akander (23) at the department of laws at PU

Gym for GCG girls soon
Chandigarh, September 17
Fitness freaks at Government College for Girls, Sector 11, are in for a special treat. Now staying fit and maintaining curves would no longer be difficult for the girls as soon the college is going to have a gym, equipped with all modern fitness machines.

CCTVs at university raise debate
Chandigarh, September 17
With a view to strengthen vigil and keep a strict watch over any intruders entering the campus, the Panjab University authorities have now turned to CCTV cameras. These cameras have been installed at the three main gates, students’ centre, old UIET building, administration block, dental college building and UIET building.

From Schools & Colleges
Yoga camp concludes at YPS
Mohali, September 17
A five-day yoga camp was organised in Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, for its boarding house students. The instructors for the camp were Pratibha Srivastva and Kanchan Chandel, interns of Dev Sanskriti Vishwa Vidyalaya, Haridwar.

COURTS

Poor facilities at dist courts
Chandigarh, September 17
The corridors at the district courts are marked by stains of paan spits, while the basement is flooded with rainwater during monsoon. Talking of the problems faced by lawyers, former vice-president of the district bar association Arun Dogra said, “The water collects up to 2 ft in the basement during monsoon.”

High Court
Explain ad policy: HC to Haryana Govt
Chandigarh September 17
Dissatisfied with certain portions of the advertisement policy framed by the Haryana Government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the state to file a detailed reply clarifying certain issues.

CBI told to return documents to petitioner
Chandigarh, September 17
The High Court today gave directions to the CBI to hand over documents of petitioner Jagjit Singh regarding the allotment of house in SAS Nagar to PUDA. The petitioner said he was booked in a case of bank dacoity and TADA in 1987, which also involved his brother Baba Dalip Singh.

Jailed for cheque bounce
Chandigarh, August 17
A local court today convicted Gia Lal for the issuance of a cheque for Rs 48,700 in favour of Inderjeet Singh, which bounced. Gia Lal was sentenced to imprisonment for six months along with a fine of Rs 2,000.

 
HEALTH

Spinal centre to get funds soon
Chandigarh, September 17
Chief secretary of Punjab Ramesh Inder Singh has asked agencies to complete the building of the Regional Spinal Injury Centre, being set up at Sector 70, Mohali, by November.

 
SPORTS

Walthaty steers Air India to victory
Chandigarh, September 17
A century by Paul Walthaty (108 runs) enabled Air India to register a comprehensive win by six wickets against LIC Cricket Club on the opening day of the 14th All-India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament.

A match between Canara Bank and HPCA in progress at the DAV-8 grounds during the JP Atray tournament in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

A match between Canara Bank and HPCA in progress at the DAV-8 grounds during the JP Atray tournament in Chandigarh

Twenty20 Cricket
Savpreet stars in Haryana win
Chandigarh, September 17
An all-round performance by Savpreet Sahni helped Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana to beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi by 29 runs in the Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Cup being played at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here, today. Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana won the toss and decided to bat.

Chess Tourney
DPS win thrilling tie
Chandigarh, September 17
A tie-breaker enabled Delhi Public School to defeat Sanskriti School, both of Delhi, after they were tied at 16 points at the end of the fifth and final round in the u-14 category of the CBSE North Zone (I) Inter-school Chess Tournament at the St Joseph's-44, here today.

Shally clinches TT title
Chandigarh, September 17
Shally Dhawan of BSNL Punjab defeated her opponent Mandakini to clinch the well-contested women’s single title of the first EMMAR Punjab State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today. Vikram Aditya of Amritsar uprooted Vineet Chopra to grab men’s single title.
Jubilant winners of the first EMMAR Punjab State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, in Chandigarh
Jubilant winners of the first EMMAR Punjab State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh region win gold
Chandigarh, September 17
Chandigarh region of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan clinched gold medal, defeating Jammu region during the KVs Inter-regional sports meet for kabaddi (boys) held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandi Mandir Cantonment, here today.


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