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PGI undergoes labour pangs
Newborn discharged without BCG
Pinky with her newborn, who remained without the BCG vaccination for 13 days after birth. Chandigarh, September 19
Cases have come to light where doctors at PGI’s labour room have discharged the newborn without administering them the vital BCG and Hepatitis-B vaccines. The BCG vaccine, the only effective immunisation against tuberculosis, must be administered at birth.



Pinky with her newborn, who remained without the BCG vaccination for 13 days after birth. — A Tribune photograph

Seema Chaudhary No-trust motion quashed
Former Panchkula MC chief back in reckoning
Chandigarh, September 19
In a reprieve for the Panchkula MC’s former president, Seema Chaudhary, Justice K.S.Garewal of the High Court today pronounced that the no-confidence motion against her by the general house on April 12 stood quashed.
                                                
Seema Chaudhary

Garbled Sense
Cell use ban on teachers, not the taught
Chandigarh, September 19
A 14-year-old student used a mobile phone to surreptitiously click a picture of his teacher and later circulated it among his classmates via MMS, embarrassing her. In another incident, a teacher caught a student enjoying songs on FM in the classroom.




EARLIER STORIES

Suicide bid: Husband convicted
Chandigarh, September 19
Narinder Singh was convicted under Section 306 of the IPC in the court of Ravi Kumar Sondhi at the District Courts here today. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced tomorrow.

Human Trafficking
US warns India of sanctions
Chandigarh, September 19
The US has warned India of sanctions in case it failed to take effective steps to tackle human trafficking.

Recognise refugees to curb illegal migration
Chandigarh, September 19
Ad hoc, callous, anachronistic are some of the adjectives that best describe India’s approach towards the spectre of huge refugee influx.

PU roll nos, results out
Chandigarh, September 19
Roll Numbers for the supplementary examinations to be held from September 27 have been dispatched by the PU.

COMMUNITY

Fund crunch hampers drive against drug peddlers
Chandigarh, September 19
Even as the Chandigarh Police is concentrating on nabbing small-time drug users and peddlers, cops have hardly initiated any steps to track down sources of contrabands.

Children bathe in water sprinkling from a burst pipe in Chandigarh.
Bursting with joy: Children bathe in water sprinkling from a burst pipe in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Overcoming Stigma
34 special kids find place in govt schools
Chandigarh, September 19
Thanks to Integrated Education for Mentally Challenged Children started by the psychiatry department of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, as many as 34 children have got admission in different government schools of the city.

HC result declared
Chandigarh, September 19
As many as 1,205 candidates have been declared successful in a preliminary examination conducted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 9 for the appointment of clerks. A total of 2,885 candidates had taken the test.

GMADA plans habitat centre for Mohali
The community centre in Sector 64 which was originally meant to be a habitat centre.Mohali, September 19
A habitat centre on lines of the India Habitat Centre in Delhi has been planned for the state. Mohali will house the habitat centre in Phase VIII. An area of 3.5 acres near the Leisure Valley here has been demarcated for setting up the centre.

The community centre in Sector 64 which was originally meant to be a habitat centre. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

The parking space behind the showrooms located on Madhya Marg speaks of the official apathy.Parking Blues
Admn fails to use space behind Madhya Marg shops
Chandigarh, September 19
Though much has been promised to better the parking facilities throughout the city, little has actually been done. This especially holds true for the parking space behind the Sectors 7 and 26 showrooms located along the Madhya Marg.

The parking space behind the showrooms located on Madhya Marg speaks of the official apathy. — A Tribune photograph

CHB to build Type 13 houses
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has been given the work of constructing Type 13 houses for government employees in different parts of the city. These houses would be made in the form multi-storeyed flats.

Ladakhi children are all smiles during their visit to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Ladakhi children savour city
Chandigarh, September 19
A group of 30 students from Suru River Valley, Ladakh, arrived in Chandigarh today as part of the excursion tour organized by the Army under Operation Sadbhavna. These tours are meant to build bridges of friendship between Ladakhis and others residing across the country.

ON GOODWILL MISSION: Ladakhi children are all smiles during their visit to Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. They are in city as part of Operation Sadbhavna. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

CHB chief engineer called on deputation
Chandigarh, September 19
The Delhi government has called the Chief Engineer of the CHB on deputation to handle prestigious projects of the Delhi Integrated Multi Transit System. He would join there as the engineer-in-chief for a period of three years.

A six-foot-long snake being removed from the residence of the warden of hostel number 4, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Snake Scare: A six-foot-long snake being removed from the residence of the warden of hostel number 4, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Municipal library fails to impress book lovers
Mohali, September 19
The booklovers of the township find it disheartening that the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Municipal Library and Samaj Vikas Kender lack adequate facilities. They complain that even the timings of the library do not suit them.

Senior citizens’ brisk walk contest today
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chandigarh Police, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association, is going to organise a brisk walk competition at Sukhna Lake tomorrow.

MC blamed for damage to footpaths
Mohali, September 19
Residents of Phase II allege that the recently constructed footpaths have been damaged by a telecom company, thus wasting public funds running into lakhs of rupees.

Snag hits power supply
Chandigarh, September 19
Power supply to sectors 24, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44 and 52 and Dhanas, Khuda Alisher and Dadu Majra villages remained disrupted for over an hour due to a technical snag in the 220 KV Ropar-Mohali and Ganguwal-Mohali transmission lines.

 
CRIME

Two held for misleading 15 on ‘work tours’
Chandigarh, September 19
The police today arrested two city residents for duping at least 15 persons hailing from Punjab on the pretext of sending them on a work tour to Bangkok and other countries.

Liquor worth Rs 2.30 lakh seized
Chandigarh, September 19
The Crime Branch of the police seized 268 cartons of liquor which was being smuggled out of the city late last night. The police arrested driver and cleaner of truck. However, the kingpin managed to give a slip to it.

2 booked for duping marble trader
Chandigarh, September 19
The local police booked two persons for reportedly duping a Dhanas-based marble trader of Rs 90,000.

Guards booked for theft
Zirakpur, September 19
The police here have booked two security guards working on the VIP Road for stealing construction shuttering. Balwinder Singh and Gurlal Singh were allegedly taking the shuttering away when some villagers stopped them. However, the two tried to intimidate those villagers using their .12 bore service rifle. They managed to flee.

 
EDUCATION

Refusal to give info lands DAV-10 in soup
Chandigarh, September 19
Refusal to give information under the RTI Act has landed the DAV College authorities here, in a soup.

Status quo on internal assessment issue
PUSU activists protest outside the vice-chancellor’s office at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 19
The chairpersons’ committee of the science departments of Panjab University held a meeting today to discuss the issue of three internal assessments instead of two, under the chairmanship of dean, university instructions, Prof S.K. Kulkarni. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of various student organisations.
PUSU activists protest outside the vice-chancellor’s office at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PU flouting appointment procedures
Chandigarh, September 19
Panjab University is flouting its appointment procedures with impunity thus, putting the rules and regulations of its own calendar at stake.

Airwings academy, Oz college tie up
Chandigarh, September 19
With the Indian aviation industry opening wide vistas for qualified pilots, the Airwings Aircrew Academy, Chandigarh, has tied up with the Australian National Airline College (ANAC), Melbourne, to provide professional ground training for three months in India and flying training of 234 hours in Australia to aspiring pilot trainees for obtaining a commercial pilot’s licence, along with instrument rating and multi-engine endorsement.

College teachers take out a protest rally in Sector 17 plaza in support of their long-pending demands in Chandigarh on Wednesday 21 college teachers court arrest
Chandigarh, September 19
Twenty-one teachers from Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Chandigarh courted arrest today during a protest rally by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) in front of the office of the DPI (C), Punjab, at Sector 17 plaza today. They have been remanded in judicial custody till September 21.

College teachers take out a protest rally in Sector 17 plaza in support of their long-pending demands in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

From Colleges
Punjabi numbers enthral students
Students line up for Miss Fresher title at Government Central Crafts Institute for Women, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 19
The students of Government Central Crafts Institute For Women, Sector 11, today organised a freshers’ party and dance competition at the campus. Punjabi music was the flavour of the function which left the students mesmerised. The party came alive with spellbinding performances by various group dances.


Students line up for Miss Fresher title at Government Central Crafts Institute for Women, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

COURTS

HC issues notice to health ministry
Chandigarh, September 19
A division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today issued notice for January 15, 2008, to the union health ministry and also to the joint secretary-cum-convenor of the steering committee constituted by the ministry, on a PIL regarding complaints against tobacco companies.

Consumer Affairs
IGNOU asked to compensate student
Chandigarh, September 19
The Consumer Court Redressal Forum-I on Monday directed the Indira Gandhi National Open University to award a compensation of Rs 5,000 along with litigation charges to the complainant, Kritendra Tiwari. The varsity was also ordered to issue a fresh grade card or certificate, incorporating the marks of the complainant’s second assignment.

8 in judicial custody for abducting youth
Chandigarh, September 19
Eight persons have been arrested and sent to judicial custody for allegedly thrashing and abducting a youth who was in love with a girl related to the accused.

 
HEALTH

Refer only critical cases, PGI appeals to hospitals
Chandigarh, September 19
The PGI authorities have appealed to the hospitals and other health care facilities in and around Chandigarh and hospitals of Punjab and Haryana to send only those patients, which cannot be medically treated at their hospitals due to non-availability of expertise, diagnostic or therapeutic facilities.

 
SPORTS

A player in action during a match of the 14th All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament at St John’s School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Gahlot bowls RCA to victory
Chandigarh, September 19
Deadly bowling spell by medium-pacer S. Gahlot (4 for 8) helped his team Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) to register victory over Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Colts by six wickets in the ongoing 14th All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament at St John’s, Sector 26, here today.


A player in action during a match of the 14th All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament at St John’s School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph 

Ravit is best archer
Chandigarh, September 19
Ravit of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, secured the top position in the inter-school archery tournament (u-19) held at Saupin’s School, Sector 32, here today.

MCM archers win top honours
Chandigarh, September 19
MCM DAV College, Sector 36, won the top honours with 1331 points in the Panjab University Archery (women) Indian Round Championship for the session 2007-08, which concluded on the university ground, here yesterday.

Twenty20 Cricket
J&K thrash UP
Chandigarh, September 19
An unbeaten 60-run knock by Krishna Bali helped Twenty20 Cricket Association of Jammu & Kashmir to beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Uttar Pradesh by seven wickets in the Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Cup 2007.

Amya, Rakesh shine in CCA win
Chandigarh, September 19
A magnificent performance by Amya (70 runs, 2 for 27) and Rakesh (59 runs, 2 for 18) enabled Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA) (Haryana) to register a convincing victory against Bhiwani in the inter-district u-17 two-day league tournament. The tournament is being played at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here.

Chandigarh Region win cricket titles
Chandigarh, September 19
Chandigarh Region (CR) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan emerged winners, defeating Jammu Region (JR) in the u-16 and u-19 cricket (boys) and kabaddi (boys) during the two-day KVs inter-regional sports meet, which concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Chandi Mandir Cantonment, near here, yesterday.

Sarita Sangwan in action during the u-19 (girls) long jump event of the CBSE Inter-school Cluster XIII Athletic Meet at the Sector 7 sports complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Sarita jumps to victory
Chandigarh, September 19
Sarita Sangwan of DAV-15 clinched gold in the u-19 girls’ category of long jump event in the CBSE Inter-school Cluster XIII Athletic Meet, which commenced at the Sector 7 sports complex, here, today. DAV-15 will organise the meet scheduled from September 19 to 23.

Sarita Sangwan in action during the u-19 (girls) long jump event of the CBSE Inter-school Cluster XIII Athletic Meet at the Sector 7 sports complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari                                                                           

PU win badminton title
Chandigarh, September 19
Hosts Panjab University won the top honours, beating MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, 2-1 in the finals of the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton A-Division (women) Championship 2007-08 played at the campus badminton hall here today.

Badminton meet from today
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chandigarh Badminton Association will organise the Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championships from tomorrow at Badminton Hall, Sports Complex, Sector 42.



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