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Study Tour
Councillors all set for foreign junket
Reason: They have seen most Indian cities
Chandigarh, October 2
The Chandigarh municipal councillors are all set for their first-ever study trip abroad. They will be going for about 10 days to Bangkok and Singapore.

The Gandhi in him lives on
Chandigarh, October 2
Kanubhai Ramdas Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, who was in Chandigarh recently. Growing up at Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram in Wardha, Kanubhai Ramdas Gandhi learnt the best lessons of life. “Eat frugally, read voraciously and love everyone,” was the crux of daily instruction Gandhi used to give to Kanu.
Kanubhai Ramdas Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, who was in Chandigarh recently. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Gandhigiri: Residents remove encroachents on their own
Chandigarh, October 2
Gandhigiri is the latest buzzword in the Chandigarh administration when it comes to removing encroachments on public land.
Residents have voluntarily removed encroachments in Bapu Dham rehabilitation colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Residents have voluntarily removed encroachments in Bapu Dham rehabilitation colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan








EARLIER STORIES

Their life is waste
October 2, 2007
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

Panchkula to get Rs 275 cr for development
Panchkula, October 2
Residents of the city can hope for improved services and facilities with the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs giving its approval for including Panchkula in the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission.

Jamna Dass (104) being greeted by the staff at the Taj in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Age wins him free lunch at Taj
Chandigarh, October 2
Age is not always a disadvantage. If you are over 100 years old, it can fetch you a free lunch and a gift from the Taj at Chandigarh. A pleasant surprise was in store for Jamna Dass (104), who went for a special lunch at the hotel.


Jamna Dass (104) being greeted by the staff at the Taj in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Cyber crime: Rs 46 lakh fraud at bank
Panchkula, October 2 In a case of cyber crime, the State Bank of Patiala was defrauded of Rs 46 lakh by a software engineer who diverted the money to his own account over the past two years. On the complaint of the bank administration, the police have registered a case under Section 406 and 420 IPC against Baljeet, a software engineer with a computer company, who is absconding.

COMMUNITY

Medical aid for elderly on doorstep
Chandigarh, October 2
A good news for senior citizens with mobility and dependence problems in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula! For, the Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, run by retired senior citizens, today initiated a scheme under which senior citizens will be provided with homoeo medical care on their doorstep.

PU dons pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi
Chandigarh, October 2
The second day of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Panjab University began with remembering Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti here today.




Prof N. K. Ganguly, director general, ICMR, speaks during a seminar on the concluding day of the Panjab University diamond jubilee celebrations in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Prof N. K. Ganguly, director general, ICMR, speaks during a seminar on the concluding day of the Panjab University diamond jubilee celebrations in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

‘Gandhian philosophy is panacea for society’
Chandigarh, October 2
Even as other ideologies take a backseat in the wake of the liberalisation and globalisation, the Gandhian philosophy of self-reliance, truth and non-violence was the panacea for all ills afflicting the Indian society, prominent Gandhians said on Gandhi Jayanti today.

An old woman spins yarn on Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Samark, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
An old woman spins yarn on Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Samark, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Raids to enforce dry day
Chandigarh, October 2
The UT excise department today carried out surprise check of liquor vends and general stores to enforce the orders of dry day on Gandhi Jayanti.

Adviser visits project sites
Chandigarh, October 2
Adviser Pardip Mehra visited various development projects of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) and municipal corporation today. During his visit to Sector 52, the idea of common mobile toilets did not appeal to the adviser, as he directed officials to include toilets in the pre-fabricated structures established.

Act promptly on complaints: SSP to staff
Chandigarh, October 2
SSP S.S. Srivastava today instructed police staff to act immediately on receiving a complaint or call within the response time fixed by officers.

Emergency commission officers seek medical benefits
Chandigarh, October 2
Members of the All-India Released Defence Officers Welfare Association have appealed to the Prime Minister to ensure that emergency commission officers are extended medical facilities in military hospitals.

RTI Act
Welfare society grapples to elicit info
Chandigarh, October 2
All is not well with the implementation of the right to information (RTI) Act here. It has been over a year since New Generation Residents Welfare Society general secretary Ramesh Chander Bawa tried to get information under the Act from various officers, but has so far not been able to elicit a satisfactory response.

Functions, rally mark Gandhi Jayanti
Chandigarh, October 2
A oath-taking ceremony, led by UT administrator S.F. Rodrigues was held at the UT Secretariat where senior officers pledged to work for the upliftment of the underprivileged of the society. In his message, Rodrigues said we owe a great debt to Mahatma Gandhi, who worked for the country’s freedom through non-violence.

Land oustees threaten dharna
Chandigarh, October 2
Land owners of UT villages who became oustees prior to 1966 have threatened to stage a dharna against the indifferent attitude of the Chandigarh administration in redressing their demand of rehabilitation.

Safeguards in notification sought
Chandigarh, October 2
The Property Owners’ Welfare Association has sought certain safeguards in the rent Act notification to assure out-of-court eviction in certain cases.

No two ways about this unsafe road
The main road in Mohali has proved dangerous in the absence of a divider.Mohali, October 2
Despite the phenomenal growth that Mohali has witnessed in the past decade very little has been done to augment and adjust the infrastructure accordingly. The main road of the township that runs perpendicular to the various roads that come from Chandigarh was designed to be a single-lane road with two-way traffic.

The main road in Mohali has proved dangerous in the absence of a divider. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Farmers hold dharna against HC ruling
Mohali, October 2
The Kissan Hit Bachao Committee held a dharna here today against a decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court which they claimed was against the interests of farmers.

Mahajan assn celebrates 4th anniversary
Chandigarh, October 2
The Kangra Valley Mahajan Association, Chandigarh, celebrated its fourth birth anniversary here today.

Thieves strike at temple
Mohali, October 2
Cash, silver, and gold were stolen from Hari Narain Mandir in Phase V here on Sunday.

Khatta Singh forms body
Chandigarh, October 2
Khatta Singh, a prime witness of CBI in the case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, formed an organisation — Sach Bachao Sangharash Samiti — here today to remove the baba from the top chair of the dera.

Muslim panel slates Arshad
Chandigarh, October 2
The Islamia Masjid Committee, Naya Gaon, has expressed shock over the alleged conduct of nominated councillor Arshad Khan, who was being issued show-cause notice by the Chandigarh administration. Committee chairman Haji Salim Ahmed said the councillor had brought disrepute to the community. — TNS

2 more dengue cases reported
Mohali, October 2
Two more patients here have tested positive for dengue. Dr S.P. Surila, district health officer, said Videshwar (32) from Phase VI and Rajneesh (26), from Phase VII, had tested positive for dengue. — OC


 
CRIME

Goods worth Rs 2 lakh stolen from house
Panchkula, October 2
Cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh were reportedly stolen from a house in Sector 4, here today, while the occupants were asleep. Resident of the house, Meenu Puri, said that cash to the tune of Rs 50,000 and jewellery including a diamond ring were missing from the safe.

2 held for bootlegging
Chandigarh, October 2
The police has arrested Anil Kumar and Jai Bhawan, both residents of Sector 25, for bootlegging.

 
EDUCATION

PU Diamond Jubilee — Day II
Winners of the essay writing and quiz competitions being felicitated on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Bhawan, PU in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Mahatma remembered
Chandigarh, October 2
On the second day of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Panjab University, the department of Gandhian Studies organised a special lecture on ‘The Relevance of Gandhian Ideas in the Present Context’ by an eminent scholar Dr Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri at Gandhi Bhawan today.
Winners of the essay writing and quiz competitions being felicitated on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Bhawan, PU in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

Bansal announces grant for campus beautification
Chandigarh, October 2
Pawan Kumar Bansal, union minister of state for finance, visited the market of Panjab University today and expressed his desire that the market should have fountains and murals made by students.

COURTS

Consumer Court
Accident victim’s kin gets Rs 4 lakh
Chandigarh, October 2
Jasbir Kaur and her family have been awarded a compensation of Rs 4 lakh by a local court for the death of Satnam Singh (28) in an accident.

 
CULTURE

Where there’s pain…there’s poetry
Ram Kailash, the rustic, who is keeping Uttar Pradesh’s oldest folk singing form ‘Birha’, alive.
Music can tell the saddest tales
Chandigarh, October 2
He sings of pain - virgin and pure, and of men and Gods who cringed in it. “No one, not even the creators of the universe, were spared of pain and its pangs. That’s its beauty, which we celebrate,” says Ram Kailash, India’s oldest surviving exponent of ‘birha’, the finest form of folk singing, practiced in Uttar Pradesh and parts of Bihar.
Ram Kailash, the rustic, who is keeping Uttar Pradesh’s oldest folk singing form ‘Birha’, alive. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

Biodegradable orthopaedic implants used at PGI
Chandigarh, October 2
PGI doctors successfully fixed a cervical spinal plate with screws made by biodegradable material here yesterday. With this, the PGI has become the first institute in the northern region to use biodegradable material implants in the spinal surgery.

 
SPORTS

NPS steal the show
Chandigarh, October 2
New Public School (NPS), Sector 18, emerged the winners in both boys’ and girls’ categories of the 10th CBSE Cluster XII Inter-school Basketball Championship, which concluded on the school premises, here today.





Jubilant girls’ team of New Public School, which won the 10th CBSE Cluster XII Inter-school Basketball Championship in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Jubilant girls’ team of New Public School, which won the 10th CBSE Cluster XII Inter-school Basketball Championship in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Friendship Cup
Vivek academy lift trophy
Chandigarh, October 2
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, in the final of the Friendship Cup by nine wickets.



Jubilant team of Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy-38, which won the Friendship Cup at Vivek High School, Sector 38, in Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Jubilant team of Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy-38, which won the Friendship Cup at Vivek High School, Sector 38, in Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Uttar Kshetra paddlers pocket trophy
Chandigarh, October 2
Uttar Kshetra clinched the table tennis trophy in the u-17 and u-19 boys’ categories in the 20th Vidya Bharti National Games and Sports Meet, which concluded at Sharda Sarvhitkari Model School, Sector 40, here, today.

Preparations for ODI in full swing
Chandigarh, October 2
Going by the claims of the Haryana Cricket Association (HCA), organisers and Chandigarh administration, elaborate arrangements are being made to provide basic facilities, including inexpensive food items, drinking water and well-maintained toilets in each block.

Table tennis tourney from Oct 5
Chandigarh, October 2
New Public School (NPS), Sector 18, and Rotary Club Chandigarh will conduct the second Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament under the aegis of the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association from October 5 to 7 at the Sector 23 table tennis hall here.

Rashid Khan, Ashbir Saini advance
Chandigarh, October 2
Rashid Khan of Delhi and Ashbir Saini of Kapurthala shot identical one-under cards of 71 to register lead in Categories A and B, respectively, of the Indian Oil Xtrapremium Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship, which began on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.



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