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Lathi charge near Aroma
Chandigarh, September 24
‘Chak ditta’ (We’ve done it) filled the air as soon as the last wicket of Pakistan fell. It was excitement, bhangra, sloganeering and traffic jams as hundreds of cricket buffs spilled onto the city roads in swanky cars, bikes and even tractors to celebrate the India’s victory over archrival Pakistan in World Twenty20.

‘Mere veer ne bade chhakey mare’
‘Mere veer ne bade chhakey mare’

Post-match revelry at Cafe Coffee Day in Sector 35

Post-match revelry at Cafe Coffee Day in Sector 35.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

‘My son is made of steel’
Chandigarh, September 24
It could not have been a better start to the festival season for former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh, the proud father of Yuvraj. “Today I am the happiest person on earth.

Yograj Singh


After Kapil, Yuvraj

Twenty-four years on, India has done it again under the vice-captaincy of city lad Yuvraj Singh, snatching the coveted inaugural Twenty20 World Cup from arch-rivals Pakistan. Twelve nations vied for the trophy.

Chak de, Chandigarh

In 1983, Indian team led by city’s flamboyant all-rounder Kapil Dev captured the Cricket World Cup (Prudential Cup) by stunning the giant West Indies. The tournament saw the participation of eight teams.

Rs 1 crore for 6 x 6s

Yuvraj Singh’s heroic innings against England, in which he hit six sixes off Stuart Broad’s single over, has fetched him Rs 1 crore.

Streets were filled with dancing Chandigarhians
The city joined in the celebrations taking place across the nation after the Indian team won the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament. (1) Streets were filled with dancing Chandigarhians; (2) music was in tune with the mood; and (3) mayor Harjinder Kaur, too, celebrates with Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh. — Tribune photographs

Music was in tune with the mood Mayor Harjinder Kaur, too, celebrates with Yuvraj’s father Yograj Singh

15-yr freeze on sale of allotted sites
Heavy penalty for misuse of premises
Chandigarh, September 24
Now on, there will be a 15-year lock-in period on the sale of property allotted to an institution or society at subsidised rates. The allottee will not be able to dispose off the property before the stipulated period.

Binging staffers may be sacked
Chandigarh, September 24
The Chandigarh administration has decided to act tough with three UT employees-Surinder Singh, Paramjeet Singh and Manohar Lal- who were found consuming liquor in the committee room of the office of the adviser to the UT Administrator and suspended last week.


Zirakpur-Parwanoo stretch to have three more bridges
Chandigarh, September 24
It is going to be smooth ride for the motorists and commuters on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo stretch of National Highway 22 with the National Highway Authority of India deciding to construct three more bridges on the highway.

Dangerous Columns
Residents tamper with flat pillars
Chandigarh, September 24
Learning little from the roof collapse that took place at the grain market, Sector 26, earlier this year, occupants of the Chandigarh Housing Board flats in Sector 51 have drilled columns supporting the structure to fix iron grills.

GRILL THEM: Residents of the Chandigarh Housing Board, Sector 51, have enclosed open space with grills in contravention of rules.
— A Tribune photograph

Residents of the Chandigarh Housing Board, Sector 51, have enclosed open space with grills in contravention of rules

Hallomajra villagers gherao SHO
He has encroached panchayat land, they allege
Chandigarh, September 24
Tension prevailed in Hallomajra village when residents gheraoed the Gypsy of the SHO of the Sector 36 police station, Ishwar Singh Mann, alleging that he had encroached on public land.

Encroachers win tug-of-war for land
Mohali, September 24
Encroachers, who have been a source of nuisance for residents of the area, have once again occupied land belonging to the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority worth crores of rupees near Phase VI.

A bed of mushrooms in Nature Observatory Park in Sector 26, Chandigarh, look like blooms
A bed of mushrooms in Nature Observatory Park in Sector 26, Chandigarh, look like blooms. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Administration meets Budget targets
Chandigarh, September 24
The UT administration has achieved targets set for the current financial year in the budget estimates 2007-08. The budgetary performance was reviewed up to first five months.

Panchkula agendas on back burner for minister
Panchkula, September 24
Meeting agendas of the Municipal Council (MC) and that of the monthly District Grievances Committee meeting are gathering dust waiting for a date with the powers that be.

J&K Rifles’ expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, September 24
After the successful completion of Sainj Pin Parvati trekking expedition across Pir Panjal Ranges in Himachal Pradesh, the trekking expedition of the Territorial Army’s (TA) 155 Infantry Batallion (Jammu and Kashmir Rifles) was flagged off by Brig JS Thind, Commander Western Command TA Group at Pathankot today.

IAF team to glean flight safety tips from US
Chandigarh, September 24
After honing skills in aerial combat, the IAF will be gleaning flight safety tips from the United States Air Force. A four-member team will be leaving for the USA later this month to attend a flight safety course at a USAF institute.

Fauji Beat
Woman officers have proved their mettle
HAVING been inducted into the administrative wings of the three services in the early 90s, the number of woman officers in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force today is 945, 236 and 739. Their percentage is 2.67, 2.94 and 7 of the total strength of the Army, Navy and the Air Force. The number of woman officers who have left the Army, Navy and Air Force in the last three years is 141,37 and 111.

Fg Offr Priyanka R. Joshi
Fg Offr Priyanka R. Joshi

Orphan girls get tips on making paper bags

Chandigarh, September 24
A vocational training workshop on high-quality paper bags was organised for orphan girls of Bal Niketan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, yesterday. At least 47 children participated in the workshop, which was organised by Yes Bank and the Rotaract Club, Chandigarh, to enable children to earn a livelihood and highlight the hazards of plastic bags. The participants were also given tips on basics, importance and benefits of savings. The inmates were were ferried to the office of the bank in Sector 9 from Bal Niketan in a bus.

Children from Bal Niketan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, attend a workshop on Sunday.

Children from Bal Niketan, Sector 15, Chandigarh, attend a workshop

Padma Awards
5-member panel formed
Chandigarh, September 24
The Chandigarh administration has constituted a five-member committee under the chairmanship of UT adviser Lalit Sharma to consider and make recommendation for “Padma Awards”.

‘Restore telephone connection’
Rawel Kaur, widow of freedom fighter Diwan Singh, is a harassed woman. For the past one month, she has been moving from pillar to post in Chandigarh to get the telephone transferred in her name.


Channel’s hunt for space tourist starts
Chandigarh, September 24
UTV’s Bindass channel today launched a nation-wide hunt to choose India’s first space tourist. The Bingo Bindass Go to Space Contest, the channel’s CEO, Zarina Mehta, said, “Is a chance for fun-loving Indians to win a space ticket.”


From Colleges
Dev Samaj celebrates NSS Day
Chandigarh, September 24
In an attempt to promote service of the society, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, celebrated the NSS Day today on the college campus. Many volunteers participated in the function organised by the college’s NSS unit.

The students of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, perform during the NSS Day celebrations in Chandigarh on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

The students of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, perform during the NSS Day celebrations in Chandigarh

PU Notes
International seminar on Bhagat Singh, his times
Chandigarh, September 24
With the birth centenary of Bhagat Singh being formally celebrated by the Government of India and Punjab, the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, is organising an international seminar on ‘Bhagat Singh and his Times’ in collaboration with the Institute of Punjab Studies, Chandigarh and Panjab University.

Young actors to present Habib Tanvir’s play
Mohali, September 24
More than 130 students of Yadvindra Public School’s junior wing would participate in the school’s annual play ‘Charandas Chor’ to be staged on September 25 and 26. To make the final year of junior school a memorable one, the students of Class V are busy rehearsing for Habib Tanvir’s well-known play, which is being directed by Zubin Mehta.

Selvamurthy to deliver lecture
Chandigarh, September 24
Prof W. Selvamurthy, chief controller (life science and human resources), Defence Research Development Organisation, will deliver a talk on “Life sciences in the service of soldier” at the PGI tomorrow.

Yoga camp from today
Chandigarh, September 24
A five-day Divya Yog campaign would be launched for students and staff of government schools of Chandigarh at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, at 8 am tomorrow.


Tahar Singh’s wife seeks HC help
Chandigarh, September 24
The ever-mercurial advocate Tahar Singh is at it again, leaving his wife Sujata Sharma in a quandary. Tahar’s flip-flop on divorce by consent is adding peculiar twists to an already dramatic case which shot to limelight when Justice Uma Nath Singh ordered that the CBI be directed to take away Tahar Singh to an asylum.

Amrita’s plea: HC notice to UT
Chandigarh, September 24
Justice L.N. Mittal today issued notice of motion for December 17 to the UT administration and other respondents on a plea filed by Amrita Randhawa, daugther-in-law of wrestler and actor Dara Singh.

Eight assault accused get bail
Chandigarh, September 24
Eight persons accused of beating up a youth were granted bail by a local court here today. The bail was granted by the court of S.K. Aggarwal. According to Bakshi Ram, father of Rajeev Rajan (30) who wanted to marry Seema Rani, a resident of Dhanas, his son was allegedly beaten up by the family of the girl, as it was opposed to their marriage.

Shortage of stamps in district courts
No application can be filed in a court without the requisite stamp fees. But there is a shortage of stamps in the district courts of Chandigarh. Advocate T.S. Sudan said: “When the stamps worth Re 1, 75 paise, 50 paise and 25 paise are available in Punjab then why these are not available in Chandigarh. The administration should look into this regard.”

Shopkeeper told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, September 24
The Consumer Forum (I) today directed New Alpha Electro Services, Sector 32, to pay a compensation of Rs 1,100 to the complainant for not repairing the refrigerator. The complainant, Vijay Kumar, stated that he had purchased a Godrej refrigerator on August 31, 2004, with one-year warranty.

Dog let loose upon lawyer
Chandigarh, September 24
A delegation of lawyers, including high court bar association’s acting president G.S. Attariwala and secretary Onkar Singh Batalvi, today met UT IGP S.K. Jain in connection with an assault on advocate Lekh Raj Sharma.


‘Art should be unfettered, unbinding’
Chandigarh, September 24
‘Sa vidya ya vimuktaye’ - education is that which liberates. It is this faith that determines Indore-based artist Kailash Chandra Sharma’s work. “Art should be unfettered, unbinding,” he states and this self-taught artist paints all that comes into his mind’s eye without self-imposed encumbrances of style, colour, pattern and form.                                                              
Kailash Sharma

Kailash Sharma


Third dengue case confirmed in Mohali
Mohali, September 24
One more case of dengue has been reported from the town here today taking the total number of confirmed cases to three. Another three cases of suspected dengue fever are under observation. While the confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported from Phases III B-1, IV and VI, suspected cases were reported from Phases II and V.

Drive to examine kids with poor vision
Chandigarh, September 24
After identifying children with special needs (CWSN) with various disabilities under an inclusive education programme, the Chandigarh administration has proposed to launch a medical examination of those with visual handicap.

Osteoarthritis camp from Sept 27
Chandigarh, September 24
Chandigarh Homoeopathic College and Hospital in collaboration with the PNR Society for Relief and Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, Bhavnagar, will organise a four-day osteoarthritis camp at Sood Bhavan, Sector 44, on Thursday.

Hospital issues free consultation cards to needy girls
Mohali, September 24
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, today celebrated the first anniversary of ‘Chetna’, an initiative for the needy young girls, by issuing Chetna Health Cards to 25 such girls. The cards will entitle the holders to free medical consultations in internal medicine, gynaecology and cardiac problems.


Sakhi dashes to victory
Panchkula, September 24
Sakhi emerged winner while Varsha and Ritu secured the second and third positions, respectively, in the 1,500m race during the 21st Haryana Women Sports Festival, which concluded at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here, today.

JP Atray Tourney
Chandigarh, September 24
MPCA defeated LIC by seven wickets in a match of the 14th All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament played at the St John’s ground in Sector 26, here, today. After winning the toss, MPCA decided to field.
A match between MPCA and LIC in progress during the 14th All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament at the St John’s ground in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
A match between MPCA and LIC in progress during the 14th All-India JP Atray Cricket Tournament at the St John’s ground in Sector 26, Chandigarh

Boost Cricket Cup from October 1
Chandigarh, September 24
With a view to generate interest in the game at the junior level, the Punjab Cricket Association will organise the Boost Cricket Cup (u-17, Punjab leg) under its aegis from October 1.


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