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Dangerous Designs
Most houses unsafe for children

Chandigarh, September 25
A fortnight ago, fashionable housing proved how costly it could be. Two children of Sector 20, Panchkula, leaned over their “unprotected” bedroom window and fell to death. No responsibility was fixed as none knew whom to blame - family members or the house designer who had not provided window guards

People are compromising safety for fashion. House owners must start choosing children’s safety over aesthetics People are compromising safety for fashion. House owners must start choosing children’s safety over aesthetics

PM Visit: Men in mufti patrol PU campus
Chandigarh, September 25
Police personnel have been stationed at the entry gates of Panjab University and the gymnasium hall where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to inaugurate the university’s diamond jubilee celebrations on October 1. A special team from the PM’s security office is expected here tomorrow. Details will be discussed with the visiting team and security arrangement finalised thereon — A.S. Ahlawat







EARLIER STORIES

Joyous frenzy
September 24, 2007
Sarkari steps won’t do
September 24, 2007
IT park - III: An acre to go for Rs 30 lakh
September 23, 2007
Tenants have little to cheer
September 22, 2007
Sale of ODI tickets from Oct 1
September 21, 2007
Resume FR, orders MC
September 19, 2007
Gas cos. to block ‘spare’ connections
September 18, 2007
Park usurped by VIPs
September 17, 2007
Alcohol-laced beverages land Mocha in soup
September 16, 2007

A surprise splash greets pedestrians in Chandigarh
A surprise splash greets pedestrians in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Moga student’s body found in Sukhna
Chandigarh, September 25
The decomposed body of an 18-year-old student of a Moga-based polytechnic was found floating in the Sukhna Lake here this morning. Though no suicide note was found, the police ruled out any foul play. The deceased has been identified as Ravinder Sidhu, a resident of Nahan in Himachal Pradesh. He was a IInd year student of electronic and communication stream. His family told the police that he had left for home from Moga on Sunday evening.

COMMUNITY

DRDO a life-saver at high altitudes: Controller
Chandigarh, September 25
“The Indian troops face great physical challenges at high altitudes. This is where the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) steps in to their aid and helps save their lives,” said Dr W. Selvamurthy, chief controller of the organisation, while delivering a lecture at the PGI today.

Sisters’ fall: SDM too busy for inquiry
Panchkula, September 25
After the initial hullabaloo on safety norms being flouted in housing societies, everything seems forgotten merely a fortnight after two sisters fell from the window of their flat in Shital Cooperative Group Housing Society (GH-73), Sector 20, here.

Stone of office block laid
Chandigarh, September 25
Adviser to UT administrator Lalit Sharma today laid the foundation stone of an additional building for UT offices in Sector 9 today.


UT adviser Lalit Sharma (second from left) along with other officials checks out site maps after laying the foundation stone of a new block for UT offices in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
UT adviser Lalit Sharma (second from left) along with other officials checks out site maps after laying the foundation stone of a new block for UT offices in Sector 9, Chandigarh

Work on Rohtang tunnel to start next year
Chandigarh, September 25
Work on the ambitious Rohtang tunnel will commence during the next financial year beginning April, 2008 and would be completed by 2013.

Drive to check driving on full beam
Chandigarh, September 25
The Chandigarh traffic police has launched a week-long drive to check violation of driving vehicles on full beams.

Letters
Don’t spoil the fun at FR

 
CRIME

280 stolen cases of tea recovered
Chandigarh, September 25
The special crime investigation cell of the Chandigarh police arrested a man and recovered 280 stolen cases of tea from Mani Majra in the wee hours today. The cases were reportedly stolen from a warehouse in Burail on Sunday.

 
BUSINESS

Develop infrastructure for long-term growth: UK minister
Chandigarh, September 25
“Another 20 per cent of UK’s tax money will be used for building capacities in India,” stated UK minister of state for trade and investment Lord Gigby Jones on his visit to the city today.

 
EDUCATION

PU Notes
Diamond jubilee special chance 

Chandigarh, September 25
As part its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Panjab University has decided to grant a special chance to all candidates who, despite availing themselves of the admissible chances, have not been able to clear their compartment/reappear papers of all professional courses, BFA and all masters-level courses in the faculty of arts and science (except MA), languages, education, business management and commerce, law, medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, design and fine arts among other masters-level courses held between April, 1980, and April, 2007.

Seminar examines ways to manage diversity in India

GC-46 gets science block
Chandigarh, September 25
Government College, Sector 46, got a new science block after UT Home Secretary-cum-Secretary Education Krishna Mohan inaugurated the building today. Director, Higher Education, Raji P. Shrivastava was the guest of honour.

YPS students shine in ‘Charandas Chor’
Chandigarh, September 25
The junior wing students of Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, staged their annual school play ‘Charandas Chor’ at Lobana Bhavan auditorium in Sector 30, today.



Students of Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, enact a scene from the play ‘Charandas Chor’ at Lobana Bhavan, Sector 30, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Students of Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, enact a scene from the play ‘Charandas Chor’ at Lobana Bhavan, Sector 30, in Chandigarh

Schoolgirls get lessons in self-defence
Chandigarh, September 25
The A.R.Y International Academy of Martial Arts today gave a demonstration of the Oriental art for the girl students at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, today. The demonstration was inaugurated by chief guest DPI Schools S.K. Setia, who lit the ceremonial lamp.

Few principals occupy official residences
Chandigarh, September 25
In a glaring example of how different wings of a department are working at cross-purposes, the UT Education Department has recently moved a proposal to construct a residential complex for the heads and principals of schools within the campus. However, the reality is that the ones at colleges are mostly lying unused.
The principal’s residence at GCG-42 has been lying unoccupied for three years now The principal’s residence at GCG-42 has been lying unoccupied for three years now
The principal’s residence at GCG-42 has been lying unoccupied for three years now. — Tribune photos by Pradeep Tiwari

Chinese students call on Governor
Chandigarh, September 25
As part of the India-China year of friendship through tourism - 2007 programme, a delegation of 15 students from China called on Punjab Governor and UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues (retd) at Punjab Raj Bhavan today.

COURTS

Sex Scandal
Hearing adjourned

Chandigarh, September 25
Sessions judge B.S. Mehndiratta today adjourned the hearing in the J&K sex scandal till December 12.

Insurance firm directed to pay claim
Chandigarh, September 25
The Consumer Forum-I has directed ICICI Lombard to pay Rs 86,000, the value assessed for repair of a car involved in an accident, along with Rs 2,100 to the  complainant.

 
CULTURE

An evening of classical music spellbinds
Chandigarh, September 25
‘Sangeet Samarpan’ a cultural organization devoted to the propagation of the Indian classical arts in the region, today presented a scintillating evening of classical music at Punjab Kala Bhavan to mark its inauguration here.

HEALTH

Two suffering from dengue in Panchkula
Panchkula, September 25
Two dengue cases were reported from the city while a patient suspected of suffering from dengue was admitted to General Hospital, Sector 6, here today. Fogging has been carried out in areas from where the patients had come in.

Fourth case in Mohali

Angiography for needy free of cost
Chandigarh, September 25
A Sector 19 hospital has decided to commemorate World Heart Day, falling on September 30, by conducting free angiography on 50 needy patients.

 
SPORTS

Hiken’s knock drives MCA to victory
Panchkula, September 25
A scintillating knock of 122 runs by Hiken Shah enabled Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Colts to beat ITC, Delhi, today by a comprehensive margin of 86 runs during the 14th All-India J.P. Atray Cricket Tournament being played at the Sector 3 cricket stadium, here.


A crucial moment during the match between ONGC XI and Tripura at the DAV-8 grounds in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
A crucial moment during the match between ONGC XI and Tripura at the DAV-8 grounds in Chandigarh

Ankur’s hat-trick props Xavier’s
Panchkula, September 25
A hat-trick by Ankur helped St Xavier's Blue of Panchkula outclass Delhi Public School B Team, Pinjore, by 5-0 in the opening match of the Ess Vee Soccer Cup U-13 Tournament.

Chandigarh eves face drubbing
Chandigarh, September 25
A brilliant all-round performance by Shashi Passi (97 runs, 4 for 10 runs) enabled Yamunanagar to beat Chandigarh eves by huge margin of 130 runs in the opening match of the Haryana Inter-district Women Cricket Tournament being organised by the Haryana Cricket Association at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19. Yamunanagar: 220 all out. Chandigarh: 90 all out in 34.4 overs. — TNS

Speaking Out
India resurging, but... 

ADMINISTRATION

Visit schools, DC orders
Panchkula, September 25
Officers of the various departments of the district were directed to visit schools, anaganwadis and delivery huts whenever they went on a tour within the district. Giving these instructions to the officers while chairing a meeting of all district-level officers, deputy commissioner Rajinder Kataria said the officers should get first hand knowledge about the state of affairs in schools, delivery huts. He asked the block development officers to publicise government schemes through panchayats.

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