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IT park - III: An acre to go for Rs 30 lakh
Chandigarh, September 22
Landowners of Kishangarh village, who have been protesting against the acquisition of their land for Phase III of the IT park, are in for another shock.The Chandigarh administration has decided to announce compensation rates for 104 acres.

Brute Force
Cops at it again

Get notices for beating up juvenile
Chandigarh, September 22

A notice was issued by Civil Judge (Senior Division) J.S. Bhinder to three police inspectors for allegedly torturing a juvenile today.“The court took serious notice of the case and issued notices to crime branch in charge inspector Satbir Singh, SHO of Sector 36, Ishwar Mann, and investigating officer (Sector 36) Mohan Lal. Hearing on the bail of the juvenile has been deferred to September 25.

CHB plea
Redress panel dumps

Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is at the receiving end of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission again.In a significant decision that may open a Pandora’s box for the CHB, the commission has upheld the decision of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to pay an interest of 18% on an amount of over Rs 10 lakh to a cooperative housing society in Sector 48.

Sports Fest
Players go without food, water
Poor arrangements disappoint
Panchkula, September 22
Imagine the plight of sportspersons, who are taking to the field without having any meals and water. This is what happened on the first day of the 21st Haryana State Women Sports Festival here today. A heavy rush of sportspersons outside a milk booth at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Saturday.
A heavy rush of sportspersons outside a milk booth at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan.





 

 

EARLIER STORIES

COLOUR COVER: An overcast evening sky in Chandigarh on Saturday.
COLOUR COVER: An overcast evening sky in Chandigarh on Saturday.—Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Well-being of children indicator of democratic society
Chandigarh, September 22
The mantra in UNICEF’s language is ‘children first’ and two students, Sumeet Jammu (22) and Meggie Shields (22) are here to intern with the Centre for Canadian Studies, Panjab University from the University College of Fraser Valley (UCFV) in Canada, to work on a unique project for children’s rights in the city.

Allocation of Farm Funds
States join hands to get criteria changed

Chandigarh, September 22
Several states, including Punjab, have joined hands to press the Union Government and Planning Commission of India to amend the criteria to release Rs 25,000 crore to states under the national agriculture development programme.

India to have three craniofacial centres
Chandigarh, September 22
The World Craniofacial Foundation, USA, has decided to set up three centres in India and most probably these centers would be set up at Chandigarh, Lucknow and Chennai.

Power engineers in quandary
Patiala, September 22
The recent order of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) regarding tariff hike has left engineers of the PSEB in a quandary.

LETTER
Make city disabled friendly

It was disheartening to read about the plight of a wheelchair-ridden boy who had to knock at the door of the court to get the school classroom made accessible to him.

 
COMMUNITY

Traders seek balanced rent Act
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today demanded a balanced rent act. The decision was taken at a meeting held to review the Chandigarh administration’s move to repeal the Protection of Punjab Rent Act.

IN BRIEF

Students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, perform at their annual day ‘Jhil Mil’ held in the school in Panchkula on Saturday.
Students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, perform at their annual day ‘Jhil Mil’ held in the school in Panchkula on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Decisions for Panchkula 
Paid parking, closing of dividers approved
Panchkula, September 22
Starting of paid parking, closure of busy dividers and installation of traffic lights at roundabouts in the city were some of the decisions taken by a committee comprising officials of the district administration, police and the Haryana Urban Development Authority today.

Banur toll rises to seven
Chandigarh, September 22
The Banur accident toll rose to seven today as Sukhdev Singh, driver of the ill-fated tipper that collided head on with a minibus yesterday on Banur-Zirakpur road, succumbed to his injuries.

Capt Kanwaljit ‘interfering’ with Mohali’s development
Mohali, September 22
The Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu has criticised cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh for allegedly adopting a contradictory stand regarding the development of Mohali. Addressing a press conference here today, Sidhu, who is also the president of the district Congress committee, said on the one hand Capt Kanwaljit Singh was holding meetings in connection with the development of the town and on the other he was allegedly issuing directions to officials of the Local Government Department to stay the process of coming up with cost estimates for development works already cleared by the House of the Municipal Council. 

Habitual offenders
RLA suspends licences 

Chandigarh, September 22
The Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) has debarred four habitual offenders from holding a driving licence for a period of two to four months following recommendations made by the Traffic Police. 

Ailing man hangs self
Chandigarh, September 22
Dharminder, a sweeper working at State Bank of India, Sector 17, is suspected to have hanged himself to death at his residence in Dadu Majra Colony, here, this morning. According to the police, no suicide note was recovered. His family members have ruled out any foul play behind the death. 

Engineering trends discussed
Mohali, September 22
  National Conference on Futuristic Trends in Mechanical Engineering (NCFTME) was organised by Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori. The conference dwelt on the latest insights offered in the field of mechanical engineering, professionally as well as academically. The conclave of national experts saw over 100 delegates participating. 

Victim of dog bite dies
Chandigarh, September 22
A dog-bite victim Vidur (35) succumbed to the rabies infection at Colony No. 5, here, today.A migrant labourer from Bihar, Vidur was bitten by a dog three months ago, but he did not take any treatment. Two days ago, Vidur felt some problem and went to the GMSH, Sector 16, where he was administered medicine.

Travel house inaugurated
Chandigarh, September 22
Keeping in line with the major thrust on tourism in the city and the adjoining states and the growing demand for world-class luxurious tour facilities, International Travel House Limited’s (ITH) new office was today inaugurated by Krishna Mohan, home secretary, Chandigarh.

Letters
Make city disabled friendly

Former DPI passes away
Chandigarh, September 22
Former DPI, Punjab, and fellow of Panjab University, Prof Arjan Singh Shantey, passed away after a brief illness today. He was 93. He will be cremated tomorrow and the funeral possession will start from his residence in Sector 15, Chandigarh. — TNS

 
CRIME

173 cartons of liquor seized
Chandigarh, September 22
The Special Crime Investigation Cell of the Chandigarh Police seized 173 cartons of liquor being smuggled out of the city yesterday. 

Cop faces rape allegations 
Chandigarh, September 22
A woman from Kishangarh village today levelled allegations of rape against former munshi of Mani Majra police station Anil Kumar.

 
EDUCATION

College asked to grant degrees to students
Chandigarh, September 22
Dr Zora Singh, general secretary of Punjab private self-financed dental colleges, disclosed here today that 156 students from Punjab dental colleges were provided relief by an order of the Supreme Court passed on Sept 21, 2007 to Baba Farid University for Health Sciences at Faridkot to grant degrees to students.

Poets ‘finance’  laughter
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh Bank Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanvain Samiti (NARAKAS) comprising all nationalised banks, organised a ‘hasya kavi sammelan’ at the Indira Holiday Home here today.

Writer takes up farmers’ cause
Chandigarh, September 22
Hailed as the literary exponent of Indian peasantry in Punjabi literature, the National Sahitya Akademy Award winning writer Ram Sarup Ankhi had depicted a very realistic portrayal of the life of Punjabi farmers in his over 40 literary creations.

 

Ram Sarup Ankhi and S.S. Bhathal during the release of Ankhi’s book ‘Kankaan da Gatlaam’in Chandigarh.— A Tribune photograph

Ram Sarup Ankhi and S.S. Bhathal during the release of Ankhi’s book ‘Kankaan da Gatlaam’in Chandigarh.

School bus operators welcome admn’s move
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh School Bus Operators Welfare Association has expressed gratitude to the Chandigarh administration for agreeing to their demand of shifting the process of registration of school buses from the registering and licensing authority (RLA) to the state transport authority (STA). 

COURTS

45-year age bar quashed 
Chandigarh, September 22
A division Bench, comprising Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Rajive Bhalla, yesterday struck down a rule framed by the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council which barred law graduates, aged above 45, to be enrolled as an advocate.

HCS (judicial) exam on Oct 14
Chandigarh, September 22
A preliminary examination for the HCS (judicial), to be conducted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, will be held on October 14 at three centres located in Chandigarh and SAS Nagar. 

 
CULTURE

Sa Re Ga... audition attracts hundreds of kids
Chandigarh, September 22
It seemed that the entire kiddie population of the city had converged on New Public School, Sector 18, here, today. After all the occasion was no less than the auditions for the celebrated singing competition Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs of Zee Television.


Children wait for their turn for Sa Re Ga Ma L’il Champs’ audition at New Public School, Sector 18, in Chandigarh on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph

Children wait for their turn for Sa Re Ga Ma L’il Champs’ audition at New Public School, Sector 18, in Chandigarh on Saturday.
HEALTH

Sulabh makes life tough for PGI workers
Chandigarh, September 22 
The decision of the PGI authorities to handover a part of sanitation services to Sulabh International, a social service organisation involved in the environmental sanitation, has cost dear to 75 safai karamcharis involved in the job at the institution. In the process, they have been deprived of their provident fund contribution and ESI facilities. At present, the job is handled by a contractor, who pays Rs 3,213 fixed by the Chandigarh administration as minimum wages to the people employed by him. 

 
SPORTS

Badminton tourney ends
Chandigarh, September 22
Kevin Wong, in the finals of under-10 boys singles, defeated his opponent in 19th Yonex Chandigarh State Open Badminton Championship-2007, held at Sports complex Sector 42, here today. 
A girl participates in the long jump event during the 21st Haryana State Women Sports Festival in Panchkula on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan.
A girl participates in the long jump event during the 21st Haryana State Women Sports Festival in Panchkula on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan.

Ess Vee Soccer Cup from Sept 25
Chandigarh, September 22
St Xavier’s Blue, Panchkula, will meet Delhi Public School (B team), Pinjore, in the opening match of the Ess Vee Soccer Cup for under-13 years. The tournament is being organised by Samar Estates Private Limited at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in sector-3, Panchkula, from September 25 to 27.

Manav Mahal lifts ball-badminton trophy
Chandigarh, September 22
Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, emerged champion in the under-17 (boys) section in the Inter- School Ball Badminton Tournament beating Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40, at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, here today.Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, secured third position by defeating Government Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lahora.

 


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