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Major fire at car showroom
Chandigarh, October 6
Fire-fighters try to douse the fire that broke out at Modern Automobiles in Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Goods worth lakhs were destroyed when a major fire broke out in Industrial Area, Phase-I, this afternoon. It took fire-fighters over four hours to control the fire.

Fire-fighters try to douse the fire that broke out at Modern Automobiles in Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Pregnant girl’s macabre tale of abuse
Family behind bars for rape
Chandigarh, October 6
It is macabre. A pregnant girl was repeatedly raped by male members of a family. The accused and their parents have been arrested by the police. One of the accused is a juvenile who was sent to the Juvenile Home in Sector 25 yesterday.

Tickets In Black
UT officers choke on HCA ‘control’
Chandigarh, October 6
The Team India arrives in Chandigarh on Saturday to play their fourth one-day international match of the Future Cup series against Australia at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium on October 8. The Chandigarh administration is bitter at the manner in which Haryana Cricket Association officials are in ‘complete control’ for the holding of the ODI between India and Australia on October 8.


The Team India arrives in Chandigarh on Saturday to play their fourth one-day international match of the Future Cup series against Australia at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium on October 8. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Roads to stadium closed for 3 hrs




EARLIER STORIES

Tour: Xen on rescue mission to Delhi
Chandigarh, October 6
The MC will send an Xen to the ministry of external affairs on October 8 to speed up the process of getting permission for the study tour of councillors to Singapore and Bangkok.

Reservation-free India
Equality forum unveils Mission 2010
J.R. Agarwal (left) and K.K. Goyal of the All-India Equality Forum unveil Mission 2010 to rid India of reservations on the eve of a national seminar on the subject in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, October 6
After fighting caste-based policies in courts for 20 years, All-India Equality Forum, an apolitical organisation working for caste-free society, has finally decided to take its mission to the people.


J.R. Agarwal (left) and K.K. Goyal of the All-India Equality Forum unveil Mission 2010 to rid India of reservations on the eve of a national seminar on the subject in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Online jobs a hit: Oberoi
Chandigarh, October 6
Chief operating officer and director of the online portal naukri.com Hitesh Oberoi says that corporate world is resorting to recruitments through Internet in a big way. The traditional recruitment methods are on their way out and corporate world is resorting to recruitments through Internet in a big way, Hitesh Oberoi, chief operating officer and director of the online portal naukri.com, said here today.

Chief operating officer and director of the online portal naukri.com Hitesh Oberoi says that corporate world is resorting to recruitments through Internet in a big way.

Community radio has ‘untapped potential’
H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, Tribune group of newspapers, addresses the gathering at a seminar on ‘Community Radio for Social Empowerment’ in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, October 6
The Vividh Bharti celebrated 50 years of its inception on October 4 and continues to be as relevant as it was when it began.

H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, Tribune group of newspapers, addresses the gathering at a seminar on ‘Community Radio for Social Empowerment’ in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Army Aviation to hold first reunion
Chandigarh, October 6
The Army Aviation Corps, among the youngest fighting arms of the army, will be organising its first ever reunion next month.

No grounds for action
Mohali MC, GMADA just don’t want to level dumping area
Mohali, October 6
With the next hearing of a high court case related to the town’s dumping ground approaching, the demarcation of the ground has taken on an urgency even though the problem is turning out to be more baffling than officials may have bargained for.

Seminar on lighter-than-air vehicles
Chandigarh, October 6
The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) is organising a national seminar on “Strategic application of lighter-than-air vehicles at high altitude”.

Saying it with pink balloons
Chandigarh, October 6
Lady Governor Jean Rodrigues released pink balloons on the occasion of the launch of the breast cancer awareness month here today.

Pak delegate hospitalised
Chandigarh, October 6
Prof Tipu Sultan, president, Pakistan Society of Critical Care Medicine, was admitted to a hospital after he complained of chest pain and breathlessness here today.

Letters
Plan in advance
Sale of match tickets in Chandigarh has shown the real picture of the planned city which is not able to follow a planned system and allegations are being levelled against the authorities as well as administration for selling tickets in the black market.

 
CRIME

Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Chandigarh, October 6
Thieves broke into a house in Sector 19 and decamped with cash and jewellery on Wednesday.

 
EDUCATION

Varsity, colleges fail to fulfil mandate on teaching days
Private tuitions rule the roost
Chandigarh, October 6
Cocking a snook at the mandatory guidelines of the UGC, the Panjab University and its affiliated colleges have failed to meet the requirement of 180 days of mandatory teaching, if the number of non-working days is anything to go by. Also, the academic standard is going down day-by-day, as the lecturers are busy taking private tuitions.

From Colleges
Appointment of fee regulation committee hailed
Chandigarh, October 6
The DAV College Teachers’ Union today welcomed the appointment of the Fee Regulation Committee by the vice-chancellor of Panjab University, Prof R.C. Sobti, which will bring uniformity and remove anomalies in the existing fee structure of private colleges. Thousands of students will benefit from the proposed rationalisation of fees/funds.

From Schools
DAV wins inter-school debate
Chandigarh, October 6
Winners of the 10th Mahbub-Ul-Haq Memorial Inter-School South Asia Debate in joyous mood at Carmel Convent School, Panchkula, on Saturday. DAV Public School-8 walked away with the best team trophy and GMSSS-16 was the close second during the 10th Mahbub-Ul-Haq Memorial Inter-School South Asia Debate (regional round) held at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, here, today.

Winners of the 10th Mahbub-Ul-Haq Memorial Inter-School South Asia Debate in joyous mood at Carmel Convent School, Panchkula, on Saturday.

Peace camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 6
The five-day long Indo-Pak Students’ Peace Camp organised by Yuvsatta, Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, concluded today.

Seminar on architectural trends
Chandigarh, October 6
To mark the birthday of Le Corbusier today and the formal inauguration of Chandigarh 54 years ago on October 7, 1953, the Chandigarh College of Architecture, as part of the Chandigarh Heritage Festival, is organising a seminar on ‘Chandigarh and the Changing Scenario of Contemporary Indian Architecture’ tomorrow at 5 pm at the college.

PU Notes

COURTS

Judge’s Murder
Statements of four recorded
Chandigarh, October 6
Statements of four witnesses in the Patiala judge murder case were recorded in the court of additional sessions judge Raj Rahul Garg here today.

Cop denied bail in rape case
Chandigarh, October 6
Anil Kumar, munshi at the Mani Majra police station, was denied anticipatory bail in a rape case by a local court here today. Additional sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri denied the plea after the DNA test of the accused came out positive.

 
CULTURE

Bonhomie marks Indo-Pak poetry fest
Chandigarh, October 6
Indo-Pak bonhomie was reflected in a poetry festival organised at the Panjab University here this evening.

HEALTH

DC too busy for AIDS society headship
Health services director given charge
Chandigarh, October 6
The UT administration has been left red in the face over its appointment of deputy commissioner R.K. Rao as head of the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (SACS).

Orientation programme on adolescent health
Chandigarh, October 6
Volunteers during the ongoing eight-day orientation on Adolescent Health and Development at CYP Asia Centre in Chandigarh on Saturday. The ongoing eight-day orientation programme for zonal project officers/district project officers/adolescent peer volunteers in Adolescent Health and Development at CYP Asia Centre, in the city, organised by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, an autonomous institutions of the ministry of youth affairs and sports, Government of India, in collaborations with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghathan, Chandigarh, entered its third day today.

Volunteers during the ongoing eight-day orientation on Adolescent Health and Development at CYP Asia Centre in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Students take part in a cycle rally as part of a cancer awareness programme in Chandigarh on Saturday. World Hospice Day observed
Chandigarh, October 6
The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), UT branch, Chandigarh, observed World Hospice Day at Hospice Dispensary in Sector 43 here today. A cycle rally and a cancer awareness programme were organised on the occasion.


Students take part in a cycle rally as part of a cancer awareness programme in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


 
SPORTS

Kalyani, Dev reign supreme in TT
Chandigarh, October 6
Kalyani of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, beat Naini Suri of DAV Public School, Sector 19, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2 in a well-contested girls singles final of the Second Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Sector 23 table tennis hall, here today.

Students take part in march past at the opening ceremony of the Mahatama Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Mohit blazes on skates
Chandigarh, October 6
Mohit Kumar of KB DAV SSS, Sector 7-B, Chandigarh, bagged the first position in the u-8 category during the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament 2007 at the school’s skating rink, here, today. The meet was inaugurated by Mohan Lal, secretary, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi.

Students take part in march past at the opening ceremony of the Mahatama Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Yuvi looks to level series
Chandigarh, October 6
“As I have been through rigorous practice regimen during my initial days of playing the game, I do not find problems facing fast bowling now,” said cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who was at a function organised at DAV School, here this evening.

Dada eyes playing 11
Chandigarh, October 6
It seemed that Bengal Tiger is hopeful to make it to the playing 11 in the forthcoming ODI at the Sector 16 cricket stadium on October 8.

Harbirpanjit is best shooter
Chandigarh, October 6
Harbirpanjit Singh emerged winner with 549/600 points in the small bore free rifle prone senior men event during the Chandigarh State Shooting Championship held at Sector 25 Patiali Ki Rao Shooting Range, here, today.


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