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UT to honour its champs
Gold medal & Rs 1 lakh each

Rajpal Singh, Baljit Balli, Jaswinder Singh and Yuvraj Singh
Chandigarh,September 28

The Chandigarh administration has decided to honour cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Asia Cup winners Raj Pal Singh, Baljit Singh and Jaswinder Singh for their accomplishments. UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues will honour the city-based players with a gold medal and a cash award of Rs 1 lakh each.

2 officials held for graft
Chandigarh, September 28
Sleuths of the CBI allegedly arrested two officials of the market committee in Sector 26 while accepting a bribe this afternoon.

MC auction recorder Gurminder Singh (R) and Darshan Singh (C) being questioned by CBI officials.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

MC auction recorder Gurminder Singh (R) and Darshan Singh (C) being questioned by CBI officials.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan





EARLIER STORIES

Clash victim awaits help for hrs
September 28, 20
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

No necklace; it’s colonial
MC house rejects proposal

Chandigarh, September 28
The issue of necklace of authority for the city Mayor was vehemently opposed by Congress councillors at a meeting of the MC house meeting today and the agenda finally rejected by the house.

Bhardwaj gets three months more
Chandigarh, September 28
In an unprecedented move, the UT administrator is learnt to have given his consent for three months extension to outgoing UT chief engineer V K Bhardwaj. He is due to retire in November, 2007. His extension has been linked with important projects like the underpasses, the IT park and mono rail project which are currently being handled by him. The approval to give the extension was given today and it had been conveyed to the chief engineer, said sources.    

V K Bhardwaj
V K Bhardwaj

A dog race during a kabaddi cup organised by Vaidvan Sports Club, Mohali, on Friday
A dog race during a kabaddi cup organised by Vaidvan Sports Club, Mohali, on Friday.—Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

World Heart Day Tomorrow
Have a heart, walk

Chandigarh, September 28
A 30-minute walk and a balanced diet is all it takes to reduce the risk of heart diseases, emphasises Dr K.K. Talwar, director of PGI and renowned cardiologist. With World Heart Day falling on September 30, the heart specialist says that life style changes are a must. As opposed to the earlier belief that the rich and affluent alone suffered from heart trouble, particularly in developed countries, it has now been found the disease has spread across all sections.

 
COMMUNITY

Hard talk: UT lacks teeth
Projects hit by red tapism
Chandigarh, September 28

Bidding adieu to the city, outgoing UT adviser Lalit Sharma today said there was insufficient delegation of administrative and financial powers to the union territory.Doing some hard talk on various issues concerning the city and its development, a modest bureaucrat said expeditious decision had suffered as the Centre took long time in proceeding with the UT’s request.Most projects, requiring financial approval beyond Rs 10 crore, are delayed for the Centre’s approval. 

Lalit Sharma
Lalit Sharma

Comprehensive district agriculture plan soon
Chandigarh, September 28
By the end of the next year, all districts in the country would be covered under the comprehensive district agriculture plan.The plan is a comprehensive approach for the development of agriculture and allied sector, both in physical and financial terms with an objective to achieve continuous and sustained agricultural growth.

Diseases knocking at hospital’s gate
Plenty of stagnant water, congress grass growth in its vicinity
Panchkula, September 28
The General Hospital in Sector 6 here seems to be providing the conditions for cure as well as sickness to the residents. The entrance of the hospital with the stagnant water is a place that the vectors of dengue and malaria, namely mosquitoes, will find to their liking. The congress grass at the gate also presents its own challenges to public health.

GMSH-16 a death trap
Chandigarh, September 28
It will sound strange but it is true that the building of Government Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 16, has no fire-fighting instruments and, worst to it, the authorities has put the lives of thousands of patients and visitors by sealing the direct entry door of OPDs. With the sealing of this door, the building is left with only two doors at a distance of at least 400 metres between both.

A rush of visitors at the OPDs and corridors of GMSH-16 on Friday.
A rush of visitors at the OPDs and corridors of GMSH-16 on Friday.— A Tribune photo

Farmers’ body to move SC against land acquisition
Mohali, September 28
Members of the Kissan Hit Bacaho Committee have decided to move the Supreme Court against a decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding acquisition of land in Sectors 76 to 80.

Day of joy for slum kids
Chandigarh, September 28
For slum children of Janta Colony, Sector 25, Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary brought loads of joy. While some came from celebrations, the rest was brought by representatives of a computer company, which donated generously to mark the occasion.

VIP Nos go on the block
Chandigarh,September 28
Spice Telecom yesterday launched its online auctioning service for its premium numbers in the state.


 
CRIME

Purse stolen from car in gurdwara
Chandigarh, September 28
Sadhu Singh, a resident of Sector 44-D, filed a complaint at police station, Sector 34, in which he alleged that someone has stolen his wife’s purse after cutting glass of left front window of his Maruti Zen car (CH03V-4742) at Sector 44 gurdwara’s premises this morning.

Four vehicles stolen in city
Chandigarh, September 28
Harpreet Kaur of Sector 22 reported to the police that her Maruti Zen car (DL 04 CH 1131) was stolen from the Sector 9 market on Wednesday morning. The police has registered a case.

3 kids stealing water meters nabbed
Mohali, September 28
The residents here handed over three young children who were trying to steal water meters from a house in Phase XI. According to the local councillor Amrik Singh Tehsildar the incident took place at about 7 pm when a resident of 725 MIG house here found three children trying to unscrew a water meter from his residence. The children were nabbed before they could take the meter and a stolen meter was recovered from them.

Three booked for kidnap...
Panchkula, September 28
The local police has registered a case against three unidentified persons for allegedly kidnapping the son of businessman Nishchay Pathak near Sector 9 market on Thursday.

2 for harbouring
Zirakpur, September 28
The police here booked two men on charges of harbouring a criminal. The Patiala police yesterday arrested proclaimed offender Gurcharan Singh alias Jenta and during his interrogation it was found that he had been harboured by Ashok Kumar and Sukhbir Singh, both residents of Zirakpur, when he was on the run. 

Stamp papers worth Rs 40 lakh stolen
Mohali, September 28
Thieves decamped with Rs 40 lakh worth of stamp papers from the car of a property dealer by smashing the windowpane of the car here yesterday. The incident took place in the afternoon yesterday in the Sector 70 market parking. Gurpreet Singh of Preet Land Developers had parked his car outside his showroom in the market. “The car window was smashed and my briefcase missing from inside the car. 

Illegal autos have a free run
Chandigarh, September 28
It’s a virtual free run for auto-rickshaws from other states on city roads as a majority of these entering the city from Punjab and Haryana are unauthorised.

 
EDUCATION

‘Bhagat Singh icon of resistance against despotic forces’
Chandigarh, September 28
The very first paper presented this morning, on the second day of the three-day seminar on Bhagat Singh being held at Panjab University, posed a challenging question for academics to examine.Dr Nayana Goradia in her paper titled “Bhagat Singh and the Early Bengal Revolutionaries” said, “The final sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, when he volunteered to drop the bomb in the Central Assembly Hall, remains a mystery. How could he not have calculated that in offering to immolate himself, he was also driving the nail in the coffin of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army (HSRA)?

Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh

PU Senate meeting postponed
Chandigarh, September 28
The special meeting of the Panjab University Senate which was scheduled to be held on October 1 on the campus has been postponed.

GC-11 has book bank for needy
Chandigarh, September 28
One of the oldest libraries in the city, Government College, Sector 11 library is a real treasure trove. For, the library houses Mahadevi Verma’s handwritten verse ‘Deep Shikha’ along with 100 other rare books, which include Punjabi Mahakosh (1952) written by Kaan Singh, ‘Rabindranath Tagore: A Centenary Volume’ (1861-1961), Kangra paintings of Geet Govinda along with its picture plates and Ajanta-Ellora paintings with 85 picture plates and several others.
One of the plates of Kangra paintings depicts ‘Geet Govinda’ in the library of Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh.— Tribune Photo by Pradeep Tiwari
One of the plates of Kangra paintings depicts ‘Geet Govinda’ in the library of Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh.— Tribune Photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Female Foeticide
Colleges come together to create awareness

Chandigarh, September 28
An awareness programme on female foeticide was organised by the NSS unit of Government College, Sector 11, in collaboration with four other government colleges of the city - GC-46, GCG-42, GCG-11 and Government Home Science College - at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Khudda Lahora, here, today.The programme was presided over by principal of GC-11 Dr A.L. Gauba. NSS volunteers and students of music departments of the colleges presented skits, mono-acting, songs and various other programmes on the occasion.


NSS volunteers of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, perform a play on female foeticide at Govt Model Senior Secondary School, Khudda Lahora in Chandigarh on Friday.— Tribune Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

NSS volunteers of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, perform a play on female foeticide at Govt Model Senior Secondary School, Khudda Lahora in Chandigarh on Friday

Disabled to get scholarship
Chandigarh, September 28
The education department has decided to award scholarships to all categories of disabled students, including the visually-challenged, hearing-impaired, orthopaedically-handicapped, mentally-challenged, leprosy-cured and others, pursuing general, technical and professional education in Chandigarh from Class IX onwards.

Malik is GCG-42 principal
Chandigarh, September 28
Shashi Kanta Malik, who was earlier dean at Government College For Girls, Sector 11, has been appointed principal of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, after Santosh Kalra retired today from the college as the officiating principal.

250 naval cadets attend camp
Chandigarh, September 28
Atleast 250 cadets from various city schools and colleges are undergoing training for the All-India Nau Sainik Camp, scheduled to be held at Vishakhapatnam from October 8 to 17, at a camp here.

COURTS

Poll booth in district courts
Chandigarh, September 28
The high court today directed that a poll booth should be set up in district court complex, Chandigarh, for the elections of forthcoming elections of Bar council of Punjab and Haryana.
Members of the MCPI hold a rally to mark the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Members of the MCPI hold a rally to mark the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

HC judge given farewell
Chandigarh, September 28
Justice S.N. Aggarwal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who retires on September 30, was given a formal farewell by the high court bar association on Friday.

Rape Case
Barnala’s statement recorded

Chandigarh, September 28
The statement of Gaganjeet Singh Barnala in the alleged rape case was recorded in the court of Additional and Sessions Judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi here today.

Name HC museum after Bhagat Singh: Lawyers
Chandigarh, September 28
Shaheed Bhagat Singh is the epitome of values which every Indian should cherish and follow. Given the rampant materialism and corruption of the times, the martyr’s principles have assumed more importance.

Consumer Forum
Zee Livewire told to refund Rs 19.6 lakh

Chandigarh, September 28
Taking serious note of the callous attitude of Zee Livewire Limited, a project of the Zee group, the Consumer Forum has directed the company to refund Rs 19.6 lakh to a complainant.

Two-year RI for possessing poppy husk
Chandigarh, September 28
A local court today convicted Dilshad as he had been held with 24 kg poppy husk in 2002.

 
CULTURE

Book released on Dasam Granth
Chandigarh, September 28
The Dasam Granth was not even authored by Guru Gobind Singh and it has nothing to do with Sikh religion.

Bhagat Singh remembered
Chandigarh, September 28
The education department of Chandigarh organised a cultural programme on the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in the auditorium of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Chandigarh, in which students of different schools presented various colourful items in the memory of Bhagat Singh.

HEALTH

Medical negligence
Nursing home told to pay Rs 50,000

Chandigarh, September 28
Medical negligence is finally getting its due attention from consumer courts, though the highly technical nature of the subject often makes it difficult for the consumer to prove the allegations and get relief.

Brace can cure knee problem: Doctor
Chandigarh, September 28
“At least 95 per cent of patients were getting relief from the knee problem after using the specially designed braces,” claimed Dr V.K. Naik, a philanthropist from Bhav Nagar in Gujarat.

3-min AIDS/HIV kit to be launched
Chandigarh, September 28
Poultry major Venkateshwara Hatcheries Private Limited (VHPL) is all set to launch a three-minute test kit for HIV with a view to giving boost to the AIDS/HIV prevention in the country.

6 more dengue cases surface
Chandigarh, September 28
Even as the local health authorities are yet to come out with their investigations that whether five dengue cases, reported at PGI on Wednesday, were from the city, six more cases of dengue reached the city hospitals today.

 
SPORTS

JP Atray Tourney
State Bank of Mysore, MRF set up title clash

Mohali, September 28
State Bank of Mysore set up title clash with MRF, Chennai, as the Mysore team defeated local outfit PCA Colts by four wickets in the semifinal match of the 14th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at PCA Cricket Stadium, here, today.

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Tourney
Hyderabad outplay Delhi

Chandigarh, September 28
Centre of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, outplayed IGIB, Delhi, (25-13, 25-8) in the 39th Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Memorial (outdoor) Tournament today. The tournament is being organised by the CSIR Sports Promotion Board, CSIR, New Delhi, in the honour of eminent scientist and founder director of the CSIR Sir Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar at the CSIO grounds, Sector 30, here.

Sector 16 stadium to have hi-tech cameras for ODI
Chandigarh, September 28
For the first time in history, around 50 tonne of hi-tech television relay equipment is being installed at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, venue for the upcoming One Day International between India and Australia on October 8. 

 


An imagery view of camera positions at the Sector 16 cricket stadium for the forthcoming India-Australia ODI to be held on October 8.— Illustration by Gaurav Sood

An imagery view of camera positions at the Sector 16 cricket stadium for the forthcoming India-Australia ODI to be held on October 8

Media centre for Sec 16 stadium
Chandigarh, September 28
UT adviser Lalit Sharma inaugurated the double-storeyed media centre at the cricket stadium in Sector 16 here yesterday.

Junior boxing meet from October 6
Chandigarh, September 28
The 30th Chandigarh State Junior Men and 4th Junior Women Boxing Championships would be held at Sports Complex, Sector 42, here, on October 6 and 7.

Tanika rips apart Nainital school
Mohali, September 28
Hosts YPS, Mohali, lost to Mayo College, Ajmer, by six wickets in the 7th All-India IPSC U-19 Girls Cricket Tournament, which is underway at the YPS grounds here today.


GOLDEN GIRL: Gurbinder of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, who won 13 gold medals in the inter-college swimming competition held at Panjab University on Friday.—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Gurbinder of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, who won 13 gold medals in the inter-college swimming competition held at Panjab University on Friday

Junior hockey team for nationals
Chandigarh, September 28
President of the Chandigarh Women Hockey Association Chanchal Randhawa today announced the names of the players for the Chandigarh junior national team which would represent the city in the national championship to be held at Gwalior from September 30 to October 10.

Modi college win gymnastic titles 
Patiala, September 28
Multani Mal Modi College won titles in the boys’ and girls’ sections of the Punjabi University Inter-university Gymnastic Championship, which concluded at the Polo grounds here today.

Diet
PU sports dept pulls a fast one on trainees
Chandigarh, September 28
A careful look at the diet chart pasted in the canteen of sports hostel at Panjab University is enough to reveal the manner in which the PU sports department is cheating players.The university has been conducting a training camp for the national level inter-varsity archery and base ball championships on the premises.

Archery and base ball players cramped in one room during a training camp being held at PU.— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Archery and base ball players cramped in one room during a training camp being held at PU


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