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Cops set the pitch for ODI
Chandigarh, October 3
Making elaborate security arrangements for the one-day international between India and Australia on October 8, the Chandigarh Police today said 1,200 police personnel would be put on the job. Besides this, 300 security guards of a private agency will assist the policemen to streamline the entire security process.

Special buses
Chandigarh, October 3
Special buses will ferry spectators from different parts of the city to the Sector 16 stadium.

Dengue claims life of girl; authorities mum
Chandigarh, October 3
Nagma, (14), a resident of Sector 32 here, who was being treated at the PGI for dengue, died early this morning. The health authorities did not confirm the death.

Man dies in accident
Chandigarh, October 3
A 65-year-old man today lost his life in a road accident near New Barricade on the dividing road of Sectors 2 and 3. He was riding a motorcycle, which collided with a scooter.

Child adoption on the rise
Reason: Infertility due to high-stress jobs
Chandigarh, October 3
Child adoption in the city has touched an all-time high. There is no child at the Missionaries of Charity in Sector 23 for adoption.




EARLIER STORIES


COMMUNITY

Operation Sadbhavna
Kargil kids’ date with City Beautiful
Chandigarh, October 3
It was a real treat for the 20 children from Army Goodwill School, Kargil, who today paid a visit to City Beautiful. Accompanied by an Army officer and two personnel, the kids, between 10 to 15 years of age, were excited to find new friends.

IN GAY ABANDON: Students of Army Goodwill School, Kargil, and the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, in a joyous mood in Chandigarh on Wednesday.—Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

IN GAY ABANDON: Students of Army Goodwill School, Kargil, and the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, in a joyous mood in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Workshop on adolescent health from Oct 4
Chandigarh, October 3
The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development and UNIFEM, in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan under the ministry of youth affairs and sports, will be organising a capacity building training workshop on adolescent health and development at CYP Asia Centre, Chandigarh, from October 4-11.
Shadow play: Shadows play a trick and give these pipelines a spiral appearance. This picture was taken by Tribune lensman Vicky Gharu on Wednesday
Shadow play: Shadows play a trick and give these pipelines a spiral appearance. This picture was taken by Tribune lensman Vicky Gharu on Wednesday

Telecom company’s festive mood costs customer
Man charged for sending SMSes, which the company had offered him as ‘free’, due to Janamashtmi
Chandigarh, October 3
The message is loud and clear: think before you use the text message (SMS) services of various telephone companies during the festive season.

Mohali Mess
Footpaths of most-resistance
Mohali, October 3
Residents of this township do not know how it feels to walk on footpaths without tripping on broken tiles. Most footpaths in the township are in a poor condition and it seems like no maintenance work has been carried out to repair these.

SMO seeks probe against ITBT DIG
Panchkula, October 3 The ITBP deputy commandant SMO, Dr Amitabh, today in a written complaint to the Chandimandir SHO has demanded an inquiry against the ITBP DIG, M.C. Bhatt. He maintained that hours after he sent a communication to the ITBP DG to look into the wrongdoings at the centre, he was manhandled and dragged out of his house by constables at the ITBP’s basic training centre in Ramgarh on Monday.
Union minister for women empowerment and social welfare, Renuka Chaudhary, at the Chandigarh railway station on the way to Sanawar to attend the founder’s day of Lawrence School on Wednesday
Union minister for women empowerment and social welfare, Renuka Chaudhary, at the Chandigarh railway station on the way to Sanawar to attend the founder’s day of Lawrence School on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Overnight safai abhiyaan falls in 
deep slumber
Safai karamcharis fail to clean Sec-7 market during hyped drive
Panchkula, October 3
It had the makings of a great ‘abhiyaan’ - motivational speeches, promise of loads of action, the biggies of the city and highly-sophisticated equipment, including brooms. However, the safai abhiyaan in the market of Sector 7 began with a public lecture on the civic sense (or lack of it) of Indians and it ended with all the dirt and trash just where it was in the beginning; thus, rendering the exercise a mere lip service.

CHB to auction EWS flats
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) would auction around 10 lower-income group (LIG) and economic weaker service (EWS) flats in various parts of the city.

Fake ration cards Officials to face music
Chandigarh, October 3
The district administration is inquiring into the issue of fake ration cards allegedly being made by officials of the food and supplies department.

Cause of NCC cadet’s death still unclear
Chandigarh, October 3
Three months have passed, but the exact cause of the death of an NCC cadet on his return from a training camp has not been ascertained.

Crushing rules for style
Chandigarh, October 3
Youngsters continue to violate traffic rules in the absence of proper checks by the traffic police. 
Not only are they altering jeeps, removing the hard top and windows, but they seem to be crushing every traffic rule with extra wide tyres and additional dazzling lights. Those who can’t afford to replace the tyres, have the tyres inside out on the vehicle’s rims, making these protrude out.

Wakf JPC members in city on six-day visit
Chandigarh, October 3
Members of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on wakf led by its chairman, S.M. Laljan Basha, a Rajya Sabha member from Andhra Pradesh, were received at the Chandigarh railway station by officials of the administration and the state wakf boards.

 

(Right) The chairman of the joint parliamentary committee on wakf, S.M. Laljan Basha, has a word with the chairman of the Chandigarh wakf board, Mansoor Ali, at the Chandigarh railway station on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

(Right) The chairman of the joint parliamentary committee on wakf, S.M. Laljan Basha, has a word with the chairman of the Chandigarh wakf board, Mansoor Ali, at the Chandigarh railway station on Wednesday.

Blood donor honoured
Patiala, October 3
Deputy Commissioner D.S. Grewal honoured blood donor Jagmohan Singh at a function on Wednesday. Jagmohan Singh, a teacher at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhadson, has donated blood 37 times. The school, under the guidance of Jagmohan Singh, recently organised a blood donation camp at the school premises where as many as 40 volunteers donated blood. — TNS

Letters


 
CRIME

Five arrested for illegal possession of house
Chandigarh, October 3
The police has arrested five persons on the charge of illegally taking possession of a house in Mani Majra and allegedly threatening its owner with dire consequences in case he did not vacate the house.

 
BUSINESS

Forum sends textile co. MD to jail
Chandigarh, October 3
The managing director of Gujrat Texspin, was sentenced by the Consumer Forum-I to two years of imprisonment. The MD has also been told to pay Rs 8,000 for harassing Vidyotma Sachan, a resident of Sector 26 here.


 
EDUCATION

From Colleges
Women Empowerment Day celebrated at MCM
Chandigarh, October 3
The NSS unit of MCM DAV College celebrated Women Empowerment Day today. Santosh Singh, chairperson of women and child support unit of the Chandigarh police and a permanent member of Lok Adalat, addressed the volunteers. The volunteers also gave presentations on the burning issues of disappearing daughters and child abuse to mark the day.

NSS volunteers of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, perform a Marathi dance during the closing ceremony of the 10-day NSS camp in the college on Wednesday.—Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 
NSS volunteers of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, perform a Marathi dance during the closing ceremony of the 10-day NSS camp in the college on Wednesday.

Varisty signs MoU for development of drugs
Chandigarh, October 3
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Panjab University and M/s Panacea Biotec for the development of new chemical entities as drugs was signed today in the presence of the VC, Panjab University.

Prof R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, after signing MoU with PANCEA Biotec Pharmaceuticals at the VC’s office in Panjab University on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Prof R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, after signing MoU with PANCEA Biotec Pharmaceuticals at the VC’s office in Panjab University on Wednesday.

NSS Camp: This one’s different
Volunteers from seven different states are participating
Chandigarh, October 3
Government College, Sector 46, is buzzing with activity more than usual these days, courtesy the ongoing NSS camp. But this one is a camp with a difference. For this is a ‘National Integration Camp’ ith volunteers from seven different states including Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, J&K, MP, Chandigarh and Punjab participating.

UGC NET on Dec 16
Kharar, October 3
The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) would be held on December 16 in 66 centers all over India. Last date for submission of duly filled forms is October 23.


COURTS

District Courts
Man cleared of rape charge
Chandigarh, October 3
A local court today acquitted Shiv Karan (49) of raping a minor due to lack of evidence.

SDM orders asylum stay for man
Mohali, October 3
The SDM has ordered that a resident of Sector 66 be sent to the mental hospital in Amritsar as he could be a threat to the society.


 
HEALTH

Paper on trauma wins doc fellowship
Chandigarh, October 3
Dr Raghav Saini, senior resident of the department of orthopaedics, PGI, has won Mohandas Weller gold medal award and a fellowship for his paper at an Indo-German orthopaedic foundation seminar.


 
SPORTS

Rs 1 crore for keeping score
Chandigarh, October 3
In view of the India-Australia ODI, the Sector 16 cricket stadium has acquired state-of-the-art nets. These nets, first of their kind in the country, can be folded and moved, which makes these very convenient to put up for the practice sessions.“These nets can be erected and removed in no time.

The newly installed electronic scoreboard. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

The newly installed electronic scoreboard.

Manav Mangal paddlers lift trophy
Ambala, October 3
The CBSE Cluster XIII Table Tennis Tournament organised by SD Public School, Ambala Cantonment, concluded here today.
Vice-president of the SD College Society Ajay Krishan was the chief guest. He gave away prizes to the winners.

Jubilant girls’ team of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, which finished third in the CBSE Cluster XIII Table Tennis Tournament organised by SD Public School in Ambala on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Jubilant girls’ team of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, which finished third in the CBSE Cluster XIII Table Tennis Tournament organised by SD Public School in Ambala on Wednesday.

PCA announces girls’ cricket squad
Patiala, October 3
The Patiala Cricket Association (PCA) has announced a 16-member girls’ cricket team to take part in the Punjab inter-district cricket tournament for girls (u-19) slated to commence from October 5 at different venues in the state.

Cricket
Satluj make it to semis
Panchkula, October 3
Satluj Public School entered the semifinals, beating Alpine Public School by 21 runs in a match of the Haryana District Cricket Tournament played at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here today.

Rashid Khan takes big lead
Chandigarh, October 3
Rashid Khan, a 16-year-old caddie golfer from Delhi, built up a sizeable lead in Category A, tallying 145 after the second round of the Indian Oil Xtrapremium Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

 

 

Rashid Khan in action on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club after the second round of the Indian Oil Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Rashid Khan in action on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club after the second round of the Indian Oil Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship on Wednesday.

CYA to conduct trials on Oct 13
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh Yoga Association (CYA) will conduct trials at Yoga Centre, Sector 23, here, on October 13 at 10 am.

Skaters see ray of hope
Chandigarh, October 3
City skaters have got a ray of hope as the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to include roller skating as medal discipline in the 2010 Asian Games scheduled to be held at Guangzhou (China). According to sources, this decision has been taken in the council’s executive board meeting held under the chairmanship of its president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah at Almaty.

 


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