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No FIR, No Treatment
Clash victim awaits help for hrs

Chandigarh, September 27
A man injured in a clash lay outside the emergency of Government Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 16 for seven hours without treatment as the doctors demanded a copy of the FIR. It was only after the police from the Sector 3 police station reached there that the patient was attended to.


Students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, hold a candle-lit procession on Thursday to pay homage to their hero, Bhagat Singh, on the eve of his 100th birth anniversary.
ETERNAL HERO: Students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, hold a candle-lit procession on Thursday to pay homage to their hero, Bhagat Singh, on the eve of his 100th birth anniversary. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari









EARLIER STORIES

Orders on Hallomajra soon
September 27, 2007
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

PM’s visit off
Chandigarh, September 27
The proposed visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the city has been cancelled. The dignitary was schedule to visit Panjab University to inaugurate the university’s diamond jubilee celebrations on October 1. — TNS

No holiday
Chandigarh, September 27
Government offices, schools and banks will remain open in the city tomorrow. However, Panjab university and its affiliated colleges will remain closed. The banks will also remain open in Mohali and Panchkula. — TNS


COMMUNITY

Bhagat Singh being politicised: Kuldip Nayar
Chandigarh, September 27
The inaugural address set the tone for the seminar and the emphasis was on a socialist patriot instead of a revolutionary one. But “Bhagat Singh is being politicised and he hated all these things,” declared veteran journalist, MP and scholar Kuldip Nayar.

Kuldip Nayar delivers inaugural address at a seminar on Bhagat Singh at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Kuldip Nayar delivers inaugural address at a seminar on Bhagat Singh at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Speedy redressal just a click away
Chandigarh, September 27
There is light at the end of the tunnel for the harassed subscribers of the telecom companies. The Chandigarh Telephone Subscribers Association (CTSA) has created separate e-mails for the speedy redressal of the subscriber complaints.
Students of NIIFT exhibit their creations during a fashion show in Mohali on Thursday.
Students of NIIFT exhibit their creations during a fashion show in Mohali on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Revisited - Guru Nanak’s creative mysticism
Chandigarh, September 27
Guru Nanak’s thought has influenced a string of literary and religious works but none as “bold” and off-track as S.S. Bhatti’s book on the subject.

FDI needed for infrastructural growth: CJ
Chandigarh, September 27
Stressing that foreign direct investment (FDI) is the mantra of self-reliance and self-sustaining economy, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain said yesterday that such investment was also needed so that infrastructure could be developed at a fast pace.

Nayar: Parties cashing in on Bhagat Singh
Chandigarh, September 27
Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar today rued the fact that political parties were dividing Bhagat Singh amongst them. “If he is shown wearing a hat, the Jan Sangh and the RSS claim him to be theirs and if shown wearing a turban, the Akalis and the Congress step in.”

Cycle rally, photo exhibition mark World Tourism Day
Chandigarh, September 27
Cycle rally, inauguration of a photo exhibition and a ‘run for tourism’ marked the World Tourism Day celebrations in the city today.

 

Participants at a cycle rally organised to mark World Tourism Day in Chandigarh on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

Participants at a cycle rally organised to mark World Tourism Day in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Area under police station-36 most accident prone: Survey
Chandigarh, September 27
In an attempt to identify accident-prone areas in the city, the Chandigarh traffic police has carried out a survey of fatal and non-fatal accidents occurred under each of its 11 police station.

Unemployed teachers face water cannons
Union president among two hospitalised
Chandigarh, September 27
Agitating members of the Unemployed PTI Teachers Union faced water cannons of the police at the Sector 25 rally venue here this afternoon when they tried to breach barricades.

Members of the Unemployed PTI Teachers Union stage a protest in Chandigarh on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

Members of the Unemployed PTI Teachers Union stage a protest in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Contractual staff of Sector 16 hospital stage protest
Chandigarh, September 27
Hundreds of contractual employees staged a demonstration against non-payment of salaries at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, here today.
Students take part in a run organised by the Chandigarh Tourism Department at the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Students take part in a run organised by the Chandigarh Tourism Department at the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

Jobless woman commits suicide
Panchkula, September 27
Preeti Mahajan (24) committed suicide today by hanging from the ceiling fan at her residence in Sector 12-A here. Back from Kolkata after finishing a post-graduation course in fine arts, she had been depressed for some time since she wasn’t able to find a suitable job. 

Sidhu’s Charges
Oppposition councillors defend Capt Kanwaljit
Mohali, September 27
Twelve municipal councillors belonging to the opposition group have alleged that instead of looking after development in his constituency the Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu was merely acting as the president of the local Municipal Council.

Bhagat Singh remembered
Mohali, September 27
An event ‘Parnaam Shaheedaan Nu’ was organised at the Gyan Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology on the eve of the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Students paid homage to Bhagat Singh with songs dedicated to the legacy of sacrifice bestowed by the legendary martyr.

Students of Patel Public School, Rajpura, enact a play about Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s life on the eve of his birth centenary on Thursday. —Tribune photo by J.S. Virdi
Students of Patel Public School, Rajpura, enact a play about Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s life on the eve of his birth centenary on Thursday.

VVIP preoccupied; Pinjore fest put off
Panchkula, September 27
“Lightning” struck the Pinjore Heritage Festival with the state tourism department deciding to postpone it in view of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s rally at Jhajjar on October 7.

Missing crew: Helpless kin turn to media
Chandigarh, September 27
Families of two members of the crew of a vessel owned by a Dubai-based shipping company are undergoing hell- they have no clue about the whereabouts of their sons, who went missing under mysterious circumstances three months ago.

Train exhibition to visit city
Chandigarh, September 27
As part of 150 years of the First War of Independence and 60 years of India’s Independence celebrations, the directorate of advertising and visual publicity (DAVP) will organise a mobile train exhibition.

Training of NGOs ends
Chandigarh, September 27
A two-day training programme organised by the regional centre of the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology as part of Grameen Vikas Andalon concluded at the Commonwealth Asia Centre, Sector 12, here today.


 
CRIME

Pharmacist held on molestation charge
Chandigarh, September 27
The police today arrested a pharmacist of Sector 19 anti-rabies dispensary on a charge of attempting to molest a patient.

DPI employee held for graft
Chandigarh, September 27
The UT Vigilance Department today arrested a senior assistant in the office of the Director Public Instruction (Colleges), Punjab, on charges of corruption.

Youth assaulted in market; 2 held
Chandigarh, September 27
A group of youngsters armed with rods and other weapons assaulted a BTech student of a Lalru-based private engineering college in Sector 44 market, here, this afternoon.


 
EDUCATION

PU to remain closed today
Chandigarh, September 27
The teaching and non-teaching departments of Panjab University and its offices, institutions, affiliated colleges, regional centres will remain closed on September 28 to mark Bhagat Singh’s birth centenary.

Major college projects put on hold
Chandigarh, September 27
Students across the city colleges are a deprived lot. Thanks to the laxity on part of the various departments working at cross-purposes that some of the major infrastructural projects at colleges are languishing for years due to inordinate delays.

National Balshree Awards
71 children participate in north zone finals
Chandigarh, September 27
It was an occasion to behold, as children from 13 Bal Bhavans from across north India converged on Chandigarh to participate in the north zone finals of National Balshree Awards 2007. The finals will be held in the first week of December when the contestants will be judged during a five-day national camp.
Children from 13 Bal Bhavans participate in the north zone finals of National Balshree Awards, at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Children from 13 Bal Bhavans participate in the north zone finals of National Balshree Awards, at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph


COURTS

District Courts
Juvenile released on bail
Chandigarh, September 27
The juvenile who was allegedly beaten up by the police was released on bail today. The juvenile was involved in a case for allegedly assaulting Manbir Singh. He had later surrendered at the police station, Sector 36.


 
CULTURE

Enthralling performances mark World Tourism Day
Chandigarh, September 27
The city beautiful rejuvenated with the spurt of celebrations organised by Chandigarh Tourism, CITCO and STEPS, to mark World Tourism Day here today.

HEALTH

Dengue
Address of patients yet to be verified
Chandigarh, September 27
Even as PGI doctors and director heath services, Chandigarh, have confirmed the reporting of dengue cases from the city, the monitoring cell of the malaria and vector-borne diseases is yet to verify the address of the patients.

 
SPORTS

Deep sprints to victory
Chandigarh, September 27
Deep Chand Pal clinched the top position in the 10000m boys (20-years’ category) on the final day of the 19th North-zone Junior Athletics Championship-2007, held at Panjab University sports grounds, here today.

 

A shot put player during the final day of the 19th North Zone Junior Athletics Championship-2007 in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune Photo by Pradeep Tiwari

A shot put player during the final day of the 19th North Zone Junior Athletics Championship-2007 in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Big win for Little Flower
Panchkula, September 27
Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, reached the final of the Inter-school Cricket Tournament (U-14), beating New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, by 84 runs in the semi-final match played at Tau Devi Lal Cricket grounds, here today.

Tiebreaker ends in Xavier’s win
Panchkula, September 27
St Xavier’s School (Blues), Panchkula lifted the Ess Vee Soccer Cup by defeating Ryan International School, Sector 49, Chandigarh, by 3-2 through a tiebreaker at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, today.

MRF Chennai beat PCC for berth in final
Mohali, September 27
Buoyed by the belligerent unbeaten ton by Daniel Manohar (125 off 124 balls) MRF Chennai moved into finals of the 14th All India J P Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, beating the Punjab Cricket Club (PCC) by 9 wickets at the PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, here today.


ADMINISTRATION

Acquisition
Admn policy draws criticism
Chandigarh, September 27
The oustees scheme of the Chandigarh administration has come in for criticism from the Chandigarh Sanjha Morcha (CSM) and the Mani Majra Farmers Welfare and Environment Protection Association.

Admn has double standards: Assn
Building violation in marla houses
Chandigarh, September 27
The Chandigarh Marla/Flats Houses Resident Welfare Association has alleged double standards of the Chandigarh administration in dealing with cases of building violation in marla houses.

 



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