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Rent Act Changes
Tenants have little to cheer

Chandigarh, September 21
Hundreds of tenants occupying prime commercial properties across the city have little to cheer.

Sukhvir Happy Singh Cricket Star back from UK
Chandigarh, September 21
Twenty-year-old Sukhvir Happy Singh, who was selected among 23 players from 25,000 hopefuls as winner of Cricket Star Series, returned home from Leicester in England today.


COMMUNITY

Failure to allot house
Sahara India asked to pay Rs 5 lakh
Chandigarh, September 21
A compensation of Rs 5 lakh is to be paid by Sahara India Pariwar Housing Unit due to negligence of service as the firm was not able to allot a house in the housing unit to the complainant though he had made necessary payments even after three years of registration.

Demolition drive stalled on residents’ assurance
Chandigarh, September 21
A major demolition drive in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, was stalled today after residents, led by area councillor Sarita Devi, gave an undertaking to the administration and the MC to voluntarily remove encroachments in front of their houses.

Drive resumes at Mansa Devi
Panchkula, September 21
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the PWD (B&R) and the MC jointly resumed the anti-encroachment drive around Mansa Devi shrine, here today.





EARLIER STORIES

BJP condemns arrests
Chandigarh, September 21
The BJP today criticised the Chandigarh administration for the arrest of 120 persons in Peer Colony in Sector 56. According to a press note here today, residents had been agitating in support of their demands for the past over four years. 

Stop forcible acquisition of land: CPI
Chandigarh, September 21
Protesting against the “anti-people” policies of the Chandigarh administration, the local unit of the CPI held a dharna in Sector 17 here today. Speakers alleged that the administration was acquiring land at rock-bottom prices and selling it to multinational companies and big builders.



Activists of the CPI stage a dharna in Chandigarh on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Activists of the CPI stage a dharna in Chandigarh on Friday

BJP may go the Punjab way
Appointment of president
Chandigarh, September 21
The BJP high command may replicate the Punjab model in appointing the president of the local unit. With unanimity eluding the party on the local chief's issue, the Punjab pattern of first appointing the president and later going in for the “unopposed” election may come in handy, sources said here yesterday.

MC creating hurdles: FR
Chandigarh, September 21
The Chandigarh MC was today accused of creating hurdles in the functioning of Fun Republic. Reacting to news reports about the MC issuing orders to resume the site of the multiplex, Girish Pandey, chief operating officer of EMPS, a mall management company of the Essel group which manages Fun Republic, said at a press conference that the multiplex had been generating revenue for the government.

Good Samaritan dead
Chandigarh, September 21
Janak Raj Grover (68), a good Samaritan who donated blood 103 times died here today.

‘…And the World Remained Silent’
Recalling the agony of Kashmiri Pandits
Chandigarh, September 21
This awareness campaign was different because it chose dialogue and film to convey a message of atrocity and pain being inflicted upon a community in its own country.



An exhibition of posters and pictures highlighting the plight of Kashmiri Pandits, put up outside the English auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. —Tribune Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

An exhibition of posters and pictures highlighting the plight of Kashmiri Pandits, put up outside the English auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday.


Musical soiree: Academician and maestro Pandit Bhim Sen Sharma performs at a classical vocal musical soiree presented by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi at State Library in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Musical soiree: Academician and maestro Pandit Bhim Sen Sharma performs at a classical vocal musical soiree presented by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi at State Library in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Decomposed body found
Panchkula, September 21
The police yesterday registered a murder case after the postmortem was carried out on the decomposed body of an unidentified man that was found in the bushes of Kanguwal village, near Kalka, on Tuesday.

Honour for PGI scientist
Chandigarh, September 21
Dr Pankaj Kaul, senior medical laboratory technologist, department of histopathology, PGI, has been given an award for the third time by the Professional Examinations and Awards Committee, Office of Institute of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (IBMS), London, England, for his  academic and research endeavours. — TNS


 

 
CRIME

2 held for snatching
Chandigarh, September 21 The crime branch of the Chandigarh police arrested two alleged snatchers — Rajinder, alias Raju, of Rajiv Colony, Panchkula; and Mukesh — near the government hospital, Mani Majra, here yesterday.

Man held for robbery
Chandigarh, September 21
The Chandigarh police arrested Amar Singh Amra, a resident of Bapu Dham colony, for armed robbery here today.


 
BUSINESS

Investment mantra — Small and steady
Chandigarh, September 21 “Invest regularly and make small investments” was the basic advice wealth creator Ajay Bagga, CEO Lotus India, gave at The Tribune-sponsored CNBC-TV 18’s wealth maximisation forum held here today.


 
EDUCATION

Ryan students in trouble again
Chandigarh, September 21
Once again, Class X students of Ryan International Public School, Sector 49, are in a fix as they are not sure if they will be allowed to appear in the board examination - scheduled to be held in March 2008 - or not.

Space Constraints
Commerce college awaits affiliation to second year
Future of hundreds of students at stake
Chandigarh, September 21
The only specialised college of the city, Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 19, is once again in news.


COURTS

HC notices to admn, home secy
Delay in fund release for judicial complex
Chandigarh, September 21
The District Bar Association, Chandigarh, through its secretary Kailash Chander, today raised the issue of delay by the UT administration and the union law ministry in the release of funds required for construction of a judicial complex in Sector 43 here.

Attempt to kill children: Man gets 3-yr RI
Chandigarh, September 21
A local court yesterday convicted Sandeep of attempted murder of his children and sentenced him to three years of rigorous imprisonment.

HC allows arhtiya association plea
Chandigarh, September 21
A division bench comprising Justice M.M. Kumar and Justice A.K. Mittal allowed the writ petition filed by the Chandigarh Arhtiya Association and directed the Food Corporation of India to reimburse the incentive bonus amount.


 
CULTURE

Maya Rao explores the world with theatre
Chandigarh, September 21
Her intense glance is worth beholding, so is her passion for the task at hand. No wonder no one messes with Maya Krishna Rao when she is at work. And her best work is “teaching the young and fidgety how to act”.

Taking art to people
Chandigarh, September 21
Siddhartha Tagore could have gone to the world with his lineage, and no one would mind. But the shy, unassuming publisher of Art and Deal, a leading art magazine published out of Delhi, prefers silence over hype.

Siddhartha Tagore and Bhavna Kakar talk to viewers at the inauguration of “Arty Facts”, an exhibition of contemporary Indian art, which was shown at Taj in Chandigarh on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph

Siddhartha Tagore and Bhavna Kakar talk to viewers at the inauguration of “Arty Facts”, an exhibition of contemporary Indian art, which was shown at Taj in Chandigarh on Thursday.


HEALTH

Hospital seeks public largesse for child patients
Mohali, September 21
Grecian Hospital here has decided upon an initiative to treat needy children free of cost. However, the hospital has appealed for fundraising through public contribution for four needy child patients.

Workshop on transfusion medicine
Chandigarh, September 21
Over 150 delegates from the region are expected to attend a two-day CME-cum-workshop on transfusion medicine here tomorrow.


 
SPORTS

PCA Colts gallop to victory
Chandigarh, September 21
The PCA Colts defeated the LIC Cricket Club by 31 runs during the JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament held at St John’s School, Sector 26, here today.

 

A PCA player tries to catch the ball during a match played at St John’s School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Friday. —Tribune Photo by Pradeep Tiwari 

A PCA player tries to catch the ball during a match played at St John’s School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Friday.

Pak officials inspect Mohali stadium
Mohali, September 21
Two officials from Pakistan today paid a visit to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium to survey the arrangement and infrastructure available here.

(from left) Mohali SSP R.S. Khatra, Pakistan Home Ministry official Sohail Khan, PCA treasurer G.S. Walia and PCB director (cricket operations) Zakir Khan inspect the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

(from left) Mohali SSP R.S. Khatra, Pakistan Home Ministry official Sohail Khan, PCA treasurer G.S. Walia and PCB director (cricket operations) Zakir Khan inspect the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday.

Course for golfers from today
Chandigarh, September 21
The stage is set for the weekend junior golf coaching programme that will commence on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday.

Vikram tops in javelin throw
Chandigarh, September 21
Vikram Saini of St Xavier’s Convent School, Sector 44, secured the top position in javelin throw (u-16 boys) in the CBSE Cluster XIII Athletics Meet being held at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. Gaurav Mattoo of St Soldier International School-28, remained second and Henry Lawrence of Sophia Convent School, Kalka got the third position.

Manjit star of Vivek Cup
Chandigarh, September 21
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana by 5 runs in the final of the Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Cup 2007 held at its premises in Sector 38, here today.

Badminton Tourney
Kevin storms into semis
Chandigarh, September 21
Eight-year-old Kevin Wong of St John’s, Sector 26, outclassed Sanchit Gupta in the boys (U-10) quarterfinal 17-21, 21-12, 21-13 and went on his way to the semi-finals of 19th Yonex Chandigarh State Open Badminton Championship being held at the Sector 42 Badminton Hall here.

Jaskaran in HP team
Chandigarh: Jaskaran Malhotra, a student of Class XII at DAV School, Sector 8, has been selected to represent the Himachal Pradesh under-19 team for the Kooch Bihar Tournament to be held from September 23 to October 2 in Srinagar. — TNS

 



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