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UT seals housing plan for oustees
Orders on Hallomajra soon
Chandigarh, September 26
In a relief to owners whose land is being acquired for various projects, the Chandigarh administration has decided to provide plots or dwelling units of different categories to the evacuees.
Acquisition
HC: Mohali sectors OK
Chandigarh, September 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today held that the government’s order exempting the process of development of Sectors 76-80 in Mohali from the provisions of the Punjab Town Planning and Development Act-1995 was justified in law.

HAVES VS HAVE-NOTS
Hard Tackle: ‘We got peanuts’
Chandigarh, September 26
Hockey star Gagan Ajit Singh today lamented there was “grave injustice and discrimination” done with hockey players, who were “ignored by all” despite bringing laurels to the nation.

Hooliganism: Residents block road
Blame police for inaction
Chandigarh, September 26
Enraged over the failure of the police to nab miscreants involved in hooliganism and eve-teasing, residents of the Sector 52 Rehabilitation Colony blocked road, raised slogans and burnt effigy of the Chandigarh Police today.

PGI reports 5 dengue cases
Chandigarh, September 26
A tiff between the MC and the Chandigarh adminstration over mosquito control measures and lack of coordination among different enforcement agencies has resulted in the outbreak of dengue in the city.



EARLIER STORIES

Most houses unsafe for children
September 26, 2007
Joyous frenzy
September 25, 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

51st year of honouring creativity, still counting
Amita Shaw Chandigarh, September 26
Last year, National Bal Bhavan awarded a record number of special children under its Balshree scheme, which honours creativity among the young. This year, it has its eyes on at least five such children from across India, capable of making it to the finals of National Balshree awards, running in their 12th year.
Amita Shaw, director, National Bal Bhavan


COMMUNITY

No place in mortuary for mishap victims
GMCH asks relatives to lift bodies immediately
Chandigarh, September 26
Relatives of two deceased in a road accident got another shock when they were asked to lift the bodies immediately after the victims were declared dead or arrange the ice slabs to preserve the bodies at the mortuary of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH).

This island of ferns has come up at the Sukhna Lake owing to administration oversight.The least it could do on Tourism Day was to remove the eyesore.
This island of ferns has come up at the Sukhna Lake owing to administration oversight.The least it could do on Tourism Day was to remove the eyesore. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Rights panel suggests road safety measures
Chandigarh, September 26
Peeved at the growing incidents of road accidents, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has come out with recommendations which are being forwarded to the Punjab chief secretary, among others.

Larva-eating fish to check mosquito menace
Chandigarh, September 26
As part of its biological control measures, the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme, Chandigarh, yesterday released mosquito larva-eating fish in the ornamental tank of the Art and Museum Gallery and College of Arts, Sector 10.

Child labourer rescued in raid
Mohali, September 26
SDM Raghbir Kaur Khaira today asked the Labour Department to present a challan against a shopkeeper of Phase XI who was allegedly making an 11-year-old child work in his shop in violation of the Child Labour Act. The child was rescued from the sweet shop after Khaira conducted a raid here yesterday.

All set to celebrate martyr’s birthday
Chandigarh, September 26
The Punjab government will organise two events on September 27 and 28 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The events will also celebrate the role played by Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru.

Council celebrates foundation day
Chandigarh, September 26
A lecture on “Research and Development for Food Security” and signing of various agreements with the industry marked the celebrations of the 66th Foundation Day of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CISR) at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here today.
Director, CSIO, Pawan Kapur signs an MoU with Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited during the 66th Foundation Day of the CSIR in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Director, CSIO, Pawan Kapur signs an MoU with Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited during the 66th Foundation Day of the CSIR in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

3 CRPF men honoured
Chandigarh, September 26
CRPF IGP R.K. Saxena awarded commendation disc and certificates to inspector Banwarilal, head constable T.M.D. Nair and constable Somen Laskar at a function here on Monday.

City a pasture for cattle at night
Chandigarh, September 26
Stray cattle have been a source of nuisance for city residents for long but the authorities concerned seem to have done little to address this problem.

Dy CM asks HUDA to maintain P’kula
Panchkula roads are crying for repairs with potholes getting bigger and bigger with every week.Panchkula, September 26
With potholed roads, ill-maintained street lighting and sanitation in dire straits, the city’s maintenance and development are at its lowest ebb. Dissatisfied with the working of a Municipal Council (MC) steeped in controversy and plagued with complaints of substandard work, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan has asked the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to take over its development.

Panchkula roads are crying for repairs with potholes getting bigger and bigger with every week. This road in Sector 2, Panchkula, is one of the many that are in urgent need of repairs. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

The musical fountains in Bougainvillaea Garden in Phase IV which were inaugurated on Wednesday. Musical fountains for Mohali
Mohali, September 26
Manoranjan Kalia, minister for local government, Punjab, inaugurated a musical fountain and an open-air theatre here this evening. He also inaugurated an extension block of the municipal library in the Silvi Park, Phase X.


The musical fountains in Bougainvillaea Garden in Phase IV which were inaugurated on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Four hurt in clash
Mohali, September 26
Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups of the canter union here yasterday. According to SHO, Phase I, Rajvinder Singh, the clash took place due to a long-standing rivalry between the two groups regarding presidency of the union.

Mohali DC bans Ghaggar riverbed mining
Mohali, September 26
Deputy commissioner, Mohali has banned mining on the Ghaggar riverbed. Invoking powers under Section 144 of the CrPC the DC H.I.S. Grewal today issued orders that no mining can take place on the riverbed near village Bhakarpur Dera Bassi near the national Highway 22.

PSEB ex-vice-chief moves HC
Chandigarh, September 26
Ranjit Singh Bajwa, former vice-chairman of the Punjab State Education Board, has moved the high court seeking quashing of the notification and orders whereby he had removed from the vice-chairmanship of the PSEB.

Supply suffers from muddy water blues
Mohali, September 26
Residents of Phase II have criticised the Department of Public Health for failing to provide clean water in the area despite complaints. Residents complained that muddy water was being supplied to them for past many months.

Pension with rider for lawyers’ widows
Chandigarh, September 26
The High Court Lawyers Welfare Fund Committee has decided to launch a Family Pension Scheme from October 2 for the widows of the high court advocates, who died while in practice.

Toddler hit by car, dead
Chandigarh, September 26
Nisha, a two-and-a-half year old girl of Colony No 5, was killed on being hit by a car (PB-65-C-3916) on the road dividing Sector 44 and the colony this morning.

Punsup men to ensure smooth paddy lifting
Mohali, September 26
District office of Punsup has put two officers on special duty for paddy procurement at Kurali, Bhagomajra and Sohana. The two officers, Rajinder Singh and Sewa Singh, have been asked to be remain at mandis throughout the day as long as the procurment process continues. The officers have also been asked to look after their routine duties as well.

 
CRIME

Fed up with illness, man commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 26
Unable to cope with his prolonged illness, Ravinder Pal Singh (21) hanged himself to death at his Sector 7-C residence here this morning. He left behind a suicide note mentioning the reason for his suicide, said the police.

4 vehicles stolen from city
Chandigarh, September 26
Four vehicles stolen from the city, while two residents of Sector 47 were caught red-handed while stealing iron plates.

 
BUSINESS

Jet flights to Mumbai from Oct 13
Chandigarh, September 26
Jet Airways will be starting its operations on the Chandigarh-Mumbai sector starting on October 13.

 
EDUCATION

Members of PCCTU on their way to the police station in Sector 17 to court arrest in Chandigarh on Wednesday. 24 teachers court arrest
Chandigarh, September 26
On a call given by Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) 24 college teachers, including three women lecturers, courted arrest today. Working in the aided colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University from Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Nawashahr, the teachers participated in large numbers in the protest rally held in front of DPI Colleges (Punjab), Sector 17.


Members of PCCTU on their way to the police station in Sector 17 to court arrest in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Unemployed teachers gherao DPI
Chandigarh, September 26
Agitated over the non-fulfilment of their long pending demands, members of Unemployed PTI Teacher’s Union today gheraoed Director Public Instruction (Secondary) Jagtar Singh Khatra outside his office in Sector 17, here. They shouted slogans against the indifferent attitude of the state government.

PU Notes
Seminar on daughters’ rights
Chandigarh, September 26
The Department of Sociology organised a weekly seminar on ‘Daughters’ Rights in Joint Family Property’ by Prof Basant Kumar Sharma of the Department of Laws today.

Punjab board press note incorrect: Chairman
Mohali, September 26
It seems one hand does not know what the other is doing at the Punjab School Education Board. The board’s secretary Pavitterpal Kaur issued a press note yesterday announcing a unique scheme open to all technical institutes in the state, which the board’s chairman D.S. Dhillon thought should not have been issued, as no such scheme existed.

NSS camps: Colleges on a selfless mission
Chandigarh, September 26
A ten-day NSS camp got underway at Government College for Girls, Sector 42, with the principal, Santosh Kalra, doing the honours today. More than 175 NSS volunteers would attend camp.

Librarians welcome move on pay scales
Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Librarians’ Association thanked Punjab government and Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal for removing the anomalies in librarians’ pay scales by adopting the UGC-recommended and Government of India-approved pay scales.

Students ask UT to honour Yuvi
Chandigarh, September 26
A delegation of NSUI student activists, led by state president Nitin Goyal, met UT home secretary Krishna Mohan and finance secretary S.K. Sandhu today and submitted a memorandum demanding state honour for cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

From theatrical to martial arts
The students of Department of Indian Theatre, PU, present a martial arts performance at the conclusion of a workshop in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 26
In the light of the setting sun, the placidity of the evening sprung to life as the ‘young warriors’, the first and second year students of the Department of Indian Theatre at Panjab University, put up an impassioned marital arts performance. It was the culmination of a 20-day workshop in thang-ta (Manipur) and tai chi conducted by martial arts exponent from the National School of Drama, Delhi, Guru S. Biswajit Singh.

The students of Department of Indian Theatre, PU, present a martial arts performance at the conclusion of a workshop in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


COURTS

Forum raps courier firm for negligence
Chandigarh, September 26
The Consumer Forum-I today directed DTDC Couriers to compensate the complainant on account of misplacing her courier. The company has been asked to pay Rs 4,500 for negligence and causing harassment to the complainant, Suman.

Pay up Rs 6 lakh, PSIEC told
Chandigarh, September 26
Contesting the decision of the Consumer Forum-I, the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) has filed an appeal before the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission but, the commission has directed it to pay Rs 6 lakh compensation as pronounced by the forum.

 
CULTURE

Ahmed Shujau with his Maldivian splendour at State Library, Sector 34, on Wednesday. A Maldivian magnificence
Chandigarh, September 26
Walking into Ahmed Shujau’s space, you experience strange tranquility. Ask him what makes his art serene, and he says: “I communicate through silence. It’s a language everyone understands. When I use it, it no longer matters, if I am a Maldivian. I am an artist and that works.”



Ahmed Shujau with his Maldivian splendour at State Library, Sector 34, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Bank of Mysore storm into semifinals
Wasim of ONGC hits a shot in the match against State Bank of Mysore during the JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at St John’s School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 26
State Bank of Mysore stormed into the semifinals of the 14th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, defeating ONGC XI by five wickets in the last league match at St John’s School, Sector 26, here today.



Wasim of ONGC hits a shot in the match against State Bank of Mysore during the JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at St John’s School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Ryan, Xavier’s set up final date
Panchkula, September 26
Ryan International School, Sector 49, Chandigarh, and St Xavier’s (blues) of Panchkula will meet in the final of the Ess Vee Soccer Cup for U-13 at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, tomorrow.

Ankita Julka of Delhi in action on the Aakash, Ankita set new records
Chandigarh, September 26
Aakash Antil of Haryana set a new national record of 56.36m in the boys’ u-18 category of discus throw on the second day of 19th North Zone Junior Athletics Championship 2007 held at Panjab University, here, today. He broke the five-year old record of Simranjit Singh.






TAKE THAT!
Ankita Julka of Delhi in action on the 
first day of the 19th North Zone Junior Athletics Championships 2007 held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

In Brief
Sports events to mark Bhagat Singh’s anniversary
Mohali, September 26
The Mohali sports department will celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh from September 29 to October 1 at Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3-B-I, here. Tributes will also be paid to Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Shuttlers of St John’s High School-26, who won the inter-school u-14 badminton tournament in Chandigarh.
Shuttlers of St John’s High School-26, who won the inter-school u-14 badminton tournament in Chandigarh.

City’s badminton teams
Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Badminton Association has selected the following players to represent the city in the North Zone Inter-state Badminton Championship to be held at New Delhi from September 28 to 30. Women’s team: Navita Thakur, Manju, Purnica, Seema.

All-weather pool opens
Chandigarh, September 26
Punjab Governor and UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) inaugurated the state-of-the-art all-weather swimming pool in Sector 23, here, today. According to sources, the pool, equipped with the ultra-modern facilities like solar water heating system, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 98 lakh.



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