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Tenderness is all they want
Inmates of old age home in Sec 15 fear return of ‘insensitive’ bureaucratic hold
Chandigarh, September 30
Inmates of the old age home in Sector 15 have little to cheer on Senior Citizens Day tomorrow. The stand-off between the Chandigarh administration and the Lions Club (Chandigarh central) has put a question mark over the functioning of the home, much to the despair of its inmates.
Distraught inmates of Old Age Home in Sector 15, Chandigarh, at a function on Sunday
FACES SAY IT ALL: Distraught inmates of Old Age Home in Sector 15, Chandigarh, at a function on Sunday.— Tribune photo byParvesh Chauhan

In Basta
Widow’s killers remain untraced; case closed
Chandigarh, September 30

Even after over three-and-a-half years of investigations and shuffling of probe to various police officials, the Chandigarh police has failed to achieve breakthrough in the sensational murder of 60-year-old widow, Sheila Khanna, at her Sector 47 house on September 1, 2002.

Mehra takes over as UT adviser
Chandigarh, September 30
For the new UT Adviser, Pradip Mehra, a 1975 batch IAS officer, who took over today, upgradation of city’s infrastructure as specified by the union government will be his top priority. He hinted at the need for continuity in developmental policies as pursued by his predecessor.

Pradip Mehra
Pradip Mehra





EARLIER STORIES

The sisters who were born two months too soon
September 30, 2007
UT to honour its champs
September 29, 2007
Clash victim awaits help for hrs
September 28, 2007
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

PU law student dies in accident
Chandigarh, September 30
Two women were killed while a man was hurt in three road accidents in various parts of the city.In the first accident that occurred at around 10.30 am near the railway light point, 24-year-old Nisha, a law student of Panjab University, was killed after her scooter was hit by a truck from behind.

COMMUNITY

CHB pays Rs 5 lakh to woo private developers
Chandigarh, September 30
It seems the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) does not have the expertise to construct houses. After getting over 45,000 houses and around 15,000 single-room tenements constructed across the city over the years, it is looking for big players in the construction line to execute its project of around Rs 126 crore to construct one-room tenements.

Army to provide artificial limbs to disabled Lebanese soldiers
Chandigarh, September 30
The Indian Army contingent deployed in Lebanon is organising a special camp to provide artificial limbs to Lebanese army personnel who were disabled in the recent conflict at Nahr-Al-Bared.The project is being assisted by Ali Oserain, member of the Lebanese Parliament from Saida. 


Officials from Fransa Bank are briefed by an Indian Army officer on the artificial limb project in Lebanon.
Officials from Fransa Bank are briefed by an Indian Army officer on the artificial limb project in Lebanon.

Is there a plan for farmers yet, ask experts
Chandigarh, September 30
Should farmers continue to be treated only as instruments of production? Or, is there any programme to make their occupation viable to tackle the bad times being faced by most of the farming community across the country?

Senior Citizens’ Day at Tender Heart
Chandigarh, September 30
The Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association, Greater Chandigarh, celebrated Senior Citizens’ Day at Tender Heart School, Sector 33-B, here, today.

Girls perform gidha during a function at a village near Ambala on Sunday.—Tribune photo by K. Sachar

Mind your language,councillors
Chandigarh, September 30

Chandigarh is considered to be a model city, boasting the highest per capita income and infrastructure, but the city councillors are still trying to fight the issue of language problems.

Girls perform gidha during a function at a village near Ambala on Sunday

Sidhu releases book on terrorism
Chandigarh, September 30
MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today released a book titled “Bahadur Banda Bairagi” at a function held here today. The book, written by Prof Netrapal Singh, explores the dynamics of terrorism with special reference to India.


MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla during a book release function in Chandigarh on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph
MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla during a book release function in Chandigarh on Sunday

Sector 51-A: The area administration forgot
Chandigarh, September 30
In the USA there is Area 51, which is believed to be the US air force base where the government of that country keeps top-secret alien UFOs. It is highly protected and civilians are sometimes arrested just for going too near it.

Chandigarh Club supervisor arrested
Chandigarh, September 30
Parvinder Singh, supervisor of Chandigarh Club, was arrested yesterday over allegations of “breach of peace” levelled against him by a member of the club. Sewa Singh had gone to the club with his son and brother for dinner. Parvinder Singh allegedly entered into a verbal duel with him followed by a minor scuffle.

Over 1,200 traffic violators challaned
Chandigarh, September 30
The traffic police has booked 1,274 offenders, including 584 for driving on high beam, during a week-long drive. Special nakas were set up at important points across the city and staff from the police stations of the respective areas was also engaged in the drive.

Tarlochan Singh felicitated
Chandigarh, September 30
Punjab Intellectia, a Washington-based think tank on Punjab, felicitated Tarlochan Singh, MP and former chairman, National Commission for Minorities, at its meeting attended by prominent economists and retired and working Sikh officers of The World Bank, in Washington yesterday.

3 million units of blood short
National Voluntary Blood Donors Day today
Chandigarh, September 30
There are 6 million units of blood available in the country against the demand of 9 million units every year and to the worst of it half of the available blood comes from the professional donors, said Dr Neelam Marwaha, Head of Department, PGI, Chandigarh, her today.

Increasing lifestyle diseases get olives to India
Chandigarh, September 30
The country having an emerging economy with an increase in number of patients suffering from lifestyle diseases has caught the fancy of International Olive Council. The council expecting a substantial increase in the import of olive oil in the country in near future due to its efficacy in preventing the lifestyle diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and a few types of cancer has started assessing the potential of growing the fruit in some pockets of Rajasthan.

‘Illegal’ occupants move out of Police Lines
Panchkula, September 30
With the deadline for vacating houses in the Police Lines expiring today, “unauthorised” occupants of houses there packed their bags and left during the day amidst chaos. Tractor-trailers were seen carrying the belongings of police personnel out of the Police Lines. 

A family camps out in the open at the Police Lines in Panchkula on Sunday.—
Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A family camps out in the open at the Police Lines in Panchkula on Sunday.

Walk for Heart
Milkha Singh leads the way
Mohali, September 30
Padmashree Milkha Singh flagged off “Prime Heart Walk-07” to mark the World Heard Day here today. Around 300 persons under various age groups took part in the
walk.



CHAMPION ALWAYS: PadmashrI Milkha Singh takes part in “Prime Heart Walk-07” in Mohali on Sunday morning.—A Tribune photograph
PadmashrI Milkha Singh takes part in “Prime Heart Walk-07” in Mohali on Sunday morning

China’s National Day celebrated
Mohali, September 30
A function was organised at Paragon Senior Secondary School , Sector 71, here today on the eve of China’s 59th National Day here today.

A Day For The Old

Janki Devi, an 84-year-old inmate of Old Age Home, hugs a member of the Lion’s Club at a function on the eve of Senior Citizen’s Day in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Janki Devi, an 84-year-old inmate of Old Age Home, hugs a member of the Lion’s Club at a function on the eve of Senior Citizen’s Day in Chandigarh on Sunday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Mohali Mess
In the lap of garbage

Mohali, September 30
One thing that sticks out like a sore thumb in the township is garbage. Almost every phase here is littered with some. No wonder why the town has witnessed repeated outbreaks of diarrhoea, gastroenteritis and dengue!

Letters
Give a thought to sports
The city supplement of your newspaper is doing a good job of making Chandigarh a better place everyday by bringing to light, important issues and latest happenings.

 
CRIME

Lawyer held in land grab case
Panchkula, September 30
The local police today arrested lawyer Ajay Sangroha for his alleged involvement in grabbing the land of an NRI from Kurkshetra. With this, three of the nine accused of forging papers for transfer of property of the NRI in Sector 21 are in police custody.

 
EDUCATION

Retirement rules flouted
DAV teachers demand action against erring colleges 
Chandigarh, September 30
While appreciating his efforts to enforce the rules and regulations incorporated in the Panjab University Calendar regarding retirement benefits for the employees of the affiliated colleges, the employees of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, urged the vice-chancellor to take strict action against the two premier colleges of Chandigarh - DAV, Sector 10, and MCM DAV, Sector 36, for allegedly failing to implement the directions of the university in this regard.

 
CULTURE

Sikh heritage week concludes in NY
Chandigarh, September 30
The New York-based Sikh Art and Film Foundation held a grand, star-studded Sikh Heritage Gala and the fourth annual spinning wheel film festival from September 22 to 27. Compeered by Daljit Dhaliwal, anchor of the PBS international documentary series, ‘Wide Angle’ and ‘ABC News Now’ and recognised for individuals for their contributions to the Sikh community. They are Jagdeep Singh, president of Infinera Corporation, honoured for leadership as a leading entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and also well known for his philanthropic work

Play exposes society’s double standards
Mohali, September 30
The local Sarghi Kala Kender, in association with Sangeet Natak Academy, Delhi, presented a play ‘Is Garrab Te Challe’ dedicated to late Dalbir, a theatre artist and columnist, at Shivalik Public School, here, yesterday. The play has been written by Harkanwaljit Sahil, an NRI, and directed by Sanjeevan and focusses on the double standards adopted by intellectuals settled abroad.

An evening of Sufiana music at Kalagram
Chandigarh, September 30
The North Zone Cultural Centre presented a special programme of ghazals and Sufiana music by well known academician, poet and maestro Rajesh Mohan. In the veritably titled ‘Bazam-e-Tarunnam’, the musical renditions by Mohan had all the delicacy and fineness of feeling besides the expression which is the ultimate literary aspect of a ghazal or nazam.

Raising funds at dance workshop
Chandigarh, September 30
The Rotary house in Sector 18 here, witnessed a burst of bonanza with a difference as 75 young couples, not professional dancers but aspirants, attempted to imbibe and make most of the basics of the Latin American dance forms at an annual dance workshop conducted by the Rotaract Club, Chandigarh yesterday.

Trilingual mushaira marks book, album release
Panchkula, September 30
The Kidar Adabi Trust, a society engaged in the promotion of literary arts, organised a trilingual mushiara and a musical performance to mark the release of a bilingual poetry book ‘Rahul Yadan’ and a music album ‘Doh Gallan Kariye’.


Haryana Deputy CM Chander Mohan, Keder Nath Kidar and Dolly Guleria at a book and album release function in Panchkula on Sunday.—Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Haryana Deputy CM Chander Mohan, Keder Nath Kidar and Dolly Guleria at a book and album release function in Panchkula on Sunday
HEALTH

Experts discuss liver ailments, cure
Chandigarh, September 30
Hydatid liver disease is a common problem being faced by the people of the Indian subcontinent, which, in addition to creating infection in the liver may also affect the brain and lungs. This was stated by Prof Syed Hasnain Ali Shah 
from Pakistan.

Dengue cases go up to 16
Chandigarh, September 30
The Chandigarh health authorities have intensified field and hospital operations for the prevention, control and treatment of dengue even as one more patient from Mani Majra reported to the PGI with the disease yesterday.With this, the number of dengue patients reaching the city hospitals has gone up to 16.

6 crore heart patients in India
Chandigarh, September 30
Ninetyone persons die every hour because of heart problems in India and by 2010, India would have the highest number of cardiovascular diseases in the world. This was stated by Dr G.S. Kalra, director of cardiac catheterisation laboratories, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, during an open discussion organised by Fortis Hospital in association with the Indian Medical Association here today.

 
SPORTS

MRF Chennai bags JP Atray trophy
Mohali, September 30
MRF Chennai won the match by 33 runs against State Bank of Mysore in the day-and-night finals played at PCA pitch, here, to grab the title of XIVth All India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament.



The MRF Chennai team celebrates after clinching the XIVth All India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at PCA in Mohali on Sunday.— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
The MRF Chennai team celebrates after clinching the XIVth All India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament at PCA in Mohali on Sunday

Cricket
Abhilash takes GMSSS-35 to victory
Chandigarh, September 30
An all-round performance by Abhilash (26 n.o. and 2 for 24) helped Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi by 8 wickets in the Friendship Cup 2007 today. The tournament is being organised by Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy and being played at their premises in Sector 38, here.

Carmel on top in cluster basketball c’ship
Chandigarh, September 30
Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh defeated the Ballastic of Panchkula 40-10 during the CBSE North Zone Cluster Basketball Tournament held at New Public School, Sector 18, here today.

CBSE Football Tourney
DAV-15 gets better of Moti Ram school
Panchkula, September 30
The CBSE Football Tournament (Cluster XIII) started at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, and Sports Complex, Sector 3, yesterday.

YPS pips MGD in semifinal
Mohali, September 30
The Yadvindra Public School (YPS) entered the semifinal of the IPSC Cricket Tournament, defeating MGD School by three wickets today. The tournament is being played at YPS grounds.

Gurnoor wins title in skating competition
Panchkula, September 30
Gurnoor emerged winner in the under-4 boys’ category in Road Race event while Varun clinched the first place in Rink Race-2 in above-16 boys’ category during the 1st Open Skating Carnival. The meet was held at the skating rink of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, here today.

Gurnoor shows his medals.—A Tribune photograph 

Sector 46 school registers win in kho kho tourney
Chandigarh, September 30
Government Middle School, Sector 46 defeated Government Senior Secondary School-37 by one turn and one point in the girls’ U-14 final in the 6th Challenger Kho-Kho Tournament today.

Gurnoor shows his medals

Patiala leads in gymnastics meet
Chandigarh, September 30
Patiala led in both boys and girls categories in the 23rd Sub-Junior Gymnastics Championship at SKR College of Education (Physical), Bhago Majra, near Kharar, today.


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