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Gandhi’s People
Their life is waste
Garbage pickers have no gloves, masks or health checks
Chandigarh, October 1
They don’t carry night-soil on their heads anymore. But, for Gandhi’s modern-day-Harijans, its drudgery anyway.


A young girl at the Sector 29 Sehaj Safai Kendra in Chandigarh pulls a garbage-laden cart. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


A young girl at the Sector 29 Sehaj Safai Kendra in Chandigarh pulls a garbage-laden cart

P’kula MC Chief
HC issues notice to DC on Chaudhary’s plea
Chandigarh, October 1
Taking up a petition filed by Panchkula MC president Seema Chaudhary alleging violation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directions ordering her immediate reinstatement, Justice Hemant Gupta today issued a notice to Panchkula DC R.K. Kataria and another respondent, asking them to show why contempt proceedings not be initiated against them.

The Showman who won’t give up
Chandigarh, October 1
At the age of 84, the evergreen Dev Anand is still looking for love and romance. His autobiography "Romancing With Life" is aptly titled, considering his zest for life and constant endeavour to "make his dreams come true". "I had dreams.



Evergreen Dev Anand strikes a pose at the launch of his autobiography in Chandigarh on Monday.

Evergreen Dev Anand strikes a pose at the launch of his autobiography in Chandigarh










EARLIER STORIES

Tenderness is all they want
October 1, 2007
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


COMMUNITY


What senior citizens deserve

A permanent geriatric clinic
Chandigarh, October 1
Even as city hospitals and dispensaries have taken a few steps to make the visit of elders less problematic, much more needs to be done.
... More seats in buses
Chandigarh, October 1
Even as two seats are reserved for senior citizens in buses and there is 50 per cent discount on their fare, the elderly still face problems while travelling in CTU buses.

19 honoured at function for elderly
Panchkula, October 1
“The breakup of the joint family system has led to fall in values and respect for elders in the younger generations. It is because of this that senior citizens are feeling ignored and unwanted in the present day setup,” said deputy commissioner Rajinder Kataria at Senior Citizens’ Day celebrations at the old age home in Sector 15, here today.

A student offers flowers to senior citizens at the Old Age Home in Sector 15, Panchkula
A student offers flowers to senior citizens at the Old Age Home in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Eating away into city’s law and order situation
Roadside eateries or mess of troubles?
Chandigarh, October 1
The roadside eateries and ‘dhabas’ in the city continue to flourish under the not-so-watchful eye of the authorities. Though the UT Administration has fixed 11 pm as the closing time for all restaurants and eateries in the city, these road side ‘food joints’ continue to serve till early morning, more often than not right under the nose of the police personnel.

Garbage piles near lidless bins
Chandigarh, October 1
Uncovered garbage containers are a health hazard, but the health department of the MC is callous about it. Four garbage containers without lids have been lying on the footpath in the parking of the Sector 20 market for a long time.


Uncovered garbage containers at the parking of the Sector 20 market in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan

Uncovered garbage containers at the parking of the Sector 20 market in Chandigarh

Councillors rally behind Arshad Khan
Ask home secretary to intervene
Chandigarh, October 1
As many as 28 councillors of the Municipal Corporation today met the UT home secretary in support of nominated councillor Arshad Khan. They stated that the UT Administration had levelled serious charges against one of their fellow councillors, who was yet to receive a show-cause notice for the same.

Rare antelope born at Chhatbir Zoo
Chhatbir, October 1
A rare four-horned antelope, also known as chausingha, was born at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park - Chhatbir Zoo Sunday late evening. The antelope is an endangered animal listed under schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act.

The four-horned antelope mother with her new-born at Chhatbir Zoo. — A Tribune photo by Karam Singh

The four-horned antelope mother with her new-born at Chhatbir Zoo

Mohali Mess
An area of neglect
Mohali, October 1
The Industrial Area here has been touted as the IT hub of the state. However, the area is one of the most ignored ones in the township. The poor state of the roads here has been highlighted a number of times in newspapers but nothing seems to have moved the government in this regard.

Resident digs NH to lay water pipe
Panchkula, October 1
Residents of the Housing Board Colony today alleged that a resident had cut through the national highway to lay a water pipeline from the mainline to his residence in Basant Vihar in Kalka.

Maj Gen Charanjit takes charge of Command Hospital
Chandigarh, October 1
Major General Charanjit Singh assumed charge as the Commandant of the Western Command Hospital at Chandimandir today. He took over from Maj Gen V.P. Pathania who has been posted as the Deputy Director Medical Services (DDMS) at Headquarters Western Command.                                            
Maj Gen Charanjit Singh
Maj Gen Charanjit Singh

Fauji Beat
No comment on tenure, please
V.S. Jafa, a former secretary (Finance), Ministry of Defence, has written two identical articles in The Tribune (Edit page) on August 17 and September 18. His latter article, “The stressed Army jawan”, is almost a repeat of his former article, “Suicides in the Army”. His thrust point in these articles is that the Army should not be paid more.

Under Officer Smith Dun commanding the first passing out parade at the IMA, Dehra Dun
Under Officer Smith Dun commanding the first passing out parade at the IMA, Dehra Dun

Amritsar lathicharge: Forum moves PSHRC
Chandigarh, October 1
Taking note of the police lathicharge on farmers near Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, the Human Right Protection Forum, through its director, S.S. Bawa, moved a petition in the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, today.

RLA debars habitual offender
Chandigarh, October 1
The Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) debarred a habitual offender from holding a driving license for a period of two months following recommendations made by the traffic police.

Tribune AGM retires
Chandigarh, October 1
The Additional General Manager (AGM), The Tribune, O.P Arora, retired on September 30 after putting in 40 years of service. Arora had joined the newspaper in 1968 when it was printed from Ambala. At the farewell function held today, Arora’s colleagues praised his relentless services to the newspaper.                            O.P Arora
O.P Arora

Two DSPs retire
Chandigarh, October 1
Three police officials, including two DSPs, retired from service yesterday. They are DSP Devinder Thakur (police lines), DSP Mohall Lal Verma (operation) and inspector Ishwar Singh Mann, SHO of the Sector 36 police station.

Selection of anganwadi workers ‘unfair’
Chandigarh, October 1
The selection for the post of anganwadi worker in Colony No. 4 has come under cloud with candidates alleging irregularities in the selection process. In a representation, seven candidates alleged that no transparency was observed while selecting the candidate.

 
CRIME

Brass scrap stolen from unit
Panchkula, October 1
Four men allegedly took away brass scrap from a unit in Industrial Area last night. In a complaint to the police today, Naresh Kumar, watchman of the unit, said four unidentified persons came in a Maruti car to the unit late last night.

Man thrashed, robbed
Chandigarh, October 1
A group of five persons thrashed a Rajpura resident before decamping with his bag containing clothes from Sector 45. According to the police, Jai Pal of Rajpura reported to the police that a group of three-four persons assaulted him with sharp-edged weapons.

 
EDUCATION

PU academic’s system needs to be changed: Former VC
Chandigarh, October 1
“The academic system needs to be changed and it’s time for the faculty and students to get together and formulate fresh ideas which should be incorporated,” said Dr R.P Bambah, former vice chancellor, Panjab University while addressing a gathering today during a symposium on “Panjab University: Past, Present, future”.

Difference of opinion between ex and present VC’s



From left: Prof R C Sobti, VC, PU, Prof G K Chadha, former VC, JNU, Dr R P Bambah, former VC, PU and Dr M M Puri, former VC, PU during the symposium ‘ Panjab University: past, present, future” to mark the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at PU in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

From left: Prof R C Sobti, VC, PU, Prof G K Chadha, former VC, JNU, Dr R P Bambah, former VC, PU and Dr M M Puri, former VC, PU during the symposium ‘ Panjab University: past, present, future” to mark the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at PU in Chandigarh

PU Diamond Jubilee
A melange of dance, music brings campus to life
Chandigarh, October 1
After day-long deliberations on a series of programmes and policies on the opening day of the historic diamond jubilee celebrations of the Panjab University, the alumni, guests and audience were treated to a delightful musical bonanza at the PU Law auditorium in the evening here, today.
COLOURS OF GAIETY: Students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, present gidda during the diamond jubilee celebrations in the university on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, present gidda during the diamond jubilee celebrations in the university

Diamond Jubilee celebrations at PU
Chandigarh, October 1
Emphasising the importance of higher education and expressing concern over the need to uplift the quality of education in some colleges, Prof G.K Chadha former vice-chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, kick-started the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Panjab University with the opening lecture of the celebrations today.

Education board needs lesson in fire safety
Mohali, October 1
The lives of hundreds of persons working in the seven-storeyed Punjab School Education Board building here are under threat following the failure of the management to make satisfactory fire-fighting arrangements in the building.

From Schools & Colleges
DAV students make Senior Citizen’s Day special
Chandigarh, October 1
The students of Class IX of DAV Public School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh, celebrated Senior Citizens’ Day today, with the inmates of Old Age Home, Sector-15, as part of their PRERNA Senior Citizens’ Club activity.
Festivities mark Gandhi Jayanti
Chandigarh, October 1
Dev Samaj College of Education celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and organised a blood donation awareness camp and Senior Citizens’ Day today. On the occasion, poster making and slogan writing competitions were held in the college.
Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi and his three monkeys during a fancy dress competition at DAV Public School, Patiala Girls spin yarn on a charkha in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on the eve of his birth anniversary at Chaman Vatika School in Ambala
Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi and his three monkeys during a fancy dress competition at DAV Public School, Patiala; Girls spin yarn on a charkha in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on the eve of his birth anniversary at Chaman Vatika School in Ambala on Monday. — Tribune photographs

 
HEALTH

New ICU at General Hospital
Panchkula, October 1
A five-bed intensive care unit (ICU) with state-of-the-art technology will shortly be made operational at the General Hospital, Sector 6. Aimed at reducing referral cases and dealing with patients who slip into coma, the ICU has been set up on the third floor of the hospital.

Command dental centre gets specialist block
Chandigarh, October 1
A new specialist block has been set up at the command military dental centre, Chandimandir. The block consists of four surgery clinics, waiting rooms, recovery room, lecture demonstration room and dental officers’ rooms, besides being equipped with facilities to cater to patients referred from the peripheral dental centres.

 
SPORTS

Friendship Cup
Facile victory for Vivek academy
Chandigarh, October 1
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy (VHACA) beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi by seven wickets in a match of the Friendship Cup played at Vivek High School, Sector 38, here today. Twenty20 Cricket Association of Delhi won the toss and elected to bat. The team was bundled out for 85 runs in 18.3 overs.

Athletics Meet
Elderly defy age
Mohali, October 1
Grit, willpower, stamina and self-discipline seemed defying the age when senior citizens displayed their athletics skills during the 10th Annual Veteran Athletics Meet at Dasehra Grounds, Phase VIII, here today.A total of 123 men and 23 women participated in the meet organised by the Senior Citizens (Pensioners) Council to mark the birth centenary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
Senior citizens slog it out in the brisk-walk event during the 10th Annual Veteran Athletics Meet at Dasehra Grounds, Phase VIII, Mohali, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Senior citizens slog it out in the brisk-walk event during the 10th Annual Veteran Athletics Meet at Dasehra Grounds, Phase VIII, Mohali

Junior golfers ready for action
Rahul Bakshi all set to defend title
Chandigarh, October 1
One hundred and fifteen golfers from all over the country have converged on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club for the Indian Oil Chandigarh Open Junior/Sub-junior Golf Championship starting tomorrow.
K.S. Brar, Wg Cdr S. Aparajit, H.S. Bedi, Sukhjeet Singh Lehal and Harjinder Singh Lehal at a press conference for the Indian Oil Chandigarh Open Junior/Sub-junior Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
K.S. Brar, Wg Cdr S. Aparajit, H.S. Bedi, Sukhjeet Singh Lehal and Harjinder Singh Lehal at a press conference for the Indian Oil Chandigarh Open Junior/Sub-junior Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club

NPS, SD school set up summit clash
Chandigarh, October 1
Hosts New Public School (NPS)-18 set up title clash with SD Public School-32 in the CBSE North Zone Cluster Basketball Tournament on the school premises today.

Cagers in action during the CBSE North Zone Cluster Basketball Tournament at New Public School, Sector 18, in Chandigarh on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph


Cagers in action during the CBSE North Zone Cluster Basketball Tournament at New Public School, Sector 18, in Chandigarh

Rajasthan paddlers on top
Chandigarh, October 1
Rajasthan remained on the top in the boys’ u-14 table tennis while Dakshin Kshetra and Paschim UP secured the second and third position, respectively, in the 20th Vidya Bharti National Games at Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40-D, today.


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