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V DID IT
Fans have the last laugh
Fans celebrate victory against Australia at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday; and (right) a pretty fan eggs on captain Dhoni to hit a four. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari Chandigarh, October 8
There were tense moments when the match between India and Australia was drawing to an end.The euphoria touched its peak with the last ball of the match pitched by Indian pacer Zaheer Khan as the team registered a win.


At last, ‘Chak De’ bears fruit: Fans celebrate victory against Australia at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Outside, 50 pay for HCA slip
Issued tickets sans hologram
A youngster in police custody Chandigarh, October 8
More than 50 cricket buffs were forced to spend three hours at the police station for no fault of their’s.


A youngster in police custody.



EARLIER STORIES

Where did the tickets go?
Empty stands say it all
Chandigarh, October 8
Owing to shortsightedness or sheer arrogance on the part of the Haryana Cricket Association and the UT administration, many a cricket fan was denied the thrill of watching the fourth ODI at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

Rip off at snack counters
Chandigarh, October 8
Contrary to the claims of the administration and the Haryana Cricket Association, eatables in kiosks inside the stands were sold at exorbitant rates.

Varinder Sehwag and Ajay Jadeja were among the spectators. Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator being congratulated by mayor Harjinder Kaur after the win. UT adviser Pardeep Mehra is also seen in the picture.

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TWO IS COMPANY: Varinder Sehwag and Ajay Jadeja were among the spectators.
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator being congratulated by mayor Harjinder Kaur after the win. UT adviser Pardeep Mehra is also seen in the picture.
Fans celebrate the victory at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.
A local doctor carries a placard with the AIDS prevention message.
UNBRIDLED JOY: Fans celebrate the win.

Fans celebrate the victory at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.
Fans celebrate the win. A local doctor carries a placard with the AIDS prevention message.


Cats call for Srisanth (Clockwise from top left)

 

Cats call for Srisanth

 

Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni with the son of Priyanka and Robert Wadhera.

 

Fans celebrate the victory at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.

 

A little fan holds the tricolour as spectators look on anxiously.

Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni with the son of Priyanka and Robert Wadhera.
A little fan holds the tricolour as spectators look on anxiously. Fans celebrate the victory at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.



COMMUNITY

Wild growth on a vacant plot along Madhya Marg has become a haven for anti-social elements. Develop plots along Madhya Marg: Shopkeepers
Chandigarh, October 7
At a time when there are many takers for vacant plots, the Chandigarh Administration is apparently not interested in allotting the vacant plots along Madhya Marg.

Wild growth on a vacant plot along Madhya Marg has become a haven for anti-social elements. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Homage to martyrs on Air Force Day
The Spectrum formation comprising an Avro, flanked by AN-12 and Dornier transport aircraft, seen over Chandigarh on its way to the Hindon Air Force Station, near Delhi, to participate in the Air Force Day Flypast. Chandigarh, October 8
Homage paying to martyrs at the station war memorial and an oath-taking ceremony marked the commemoration of the 75th Air Force Day here today. Air Force personnel re-dedicated themselves to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and service.

The Spectrum formation comprising an Avro, flanked by AN-12 and Dornier transport aircraft, seen over Chandigarh on its way to the Hindon Air Force Station, near Delhi, to participate in the Air Force Day Flypast. — A Tribune photograph

Bowler S. Sreesanth being felicitated by members of the Malayalee Samajam, Mohali, at Hotel Taj in Chandigarh, on Sunday. Sreesanth given warm welcome
Chandigarh, October 8
A small function to felicitate medium pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was held by the governing body of the Malayalee Samajam, Mohali, at Hotel Taj, Sector 17, here yesterday. It was a proud moment for the Malayalee community of the tricity who were eagerly awaiting the bowler’s arrival.

Bowler S. Sreesanth being felicitated by members of the Malayalee Samajam, Mohali, at Hotel Taj in Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Gaurav On a joyride, Panchkula school kid killed
Chandigarh, October 8
Adventure turned into tragedy for six students of KBDAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, after a joyride into the hills ended with their car falling into a gorge killing one of the students and injuring others. The children, three girls and three boys students of Class XI and XII, had left home stating that they were going to school. However, they proceeded to take a drive uphill, without informing their parents.
                                                            
File photo of Gaurav

Mayor attends rally
Chandigarh, October 8
Politicians cutting across party lines participated in a rally of the CHB Residents' Federation at Dhanas here today.

Free dental camps by IDA
Chandigarh, October 8
Collaborating with the Indian Dental Association, Colgate (India) Limited has decided to organise free dental checkup camps in the city during the month of October.

Wadhawan community meeting held
Chandigarh, October 8
Over 250 delegates from the region participated in a meeting of the Wadhawan community here today.

Handwriting profile can help nab criminals
Chandigarh, October 8
By profiling the handwriting of a community within a region, forensic experts can pinpoint the identity of the writer of a document. It can also indicate the rural or urban background of the criminal.

Centre to help e-filing of returns
Chandigarh, October 8
The income tax department has set up a help centre to facilitate the e-filing of the income tax returns at the income tax office, SCO 73-74-75 in Sector 17-D, here. Commissioner of income tax-I Manoj Misra said here today that the help centre would remain open till October 31 for the convenience of the public.

In Basta
Mutilation of body sees end of case
Chandigarh, October 8
Failing to even identify a man, whose badly mutilated naked body was found in the fields of Raipur Kalan village, near here, on September 29, 2004, during its 19-month-long investigation, the police has finally closed the case.

Death of sisters
SDM visits building
Panchkula, October 8
SDM Varinder Dahiya today visited the society in Sector 20 where two sisters had died after falling from a window. He recorded the statements of the parents Parveen Gupta and Puneet Gupta and also of grandparents of the children and carried an on-the-spot inspection.

‘Jagriti’ wins QC competition
Chandigarh, October 8
The Jagriti team from Secures Meters Ltd was adjudged the winner and was awarded the ‘Winners Rolling Trophy’ in the 20th QC Circle Preliminary Competition 2007-2008 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, here, today.

Woman suffers burns as stove bursts
Chandigarh, October 8
A 26-year-old married woman suffered burns following a stove burst at her Kaimbwala village residence, here yesterday morning. She was reportedly preparing a meal when the incident happened, the police said. The victim has been identified as Sonu, a mother of three.

Former registrar cremated
Mohali, October 8
The mortal remains of former registrar of Guru Nanak Dev University, principal Bharpur Singh, were consigned to flames today afternoon here. His elder son Pritpal Singh lit the pyre.

Mohali Mess
Green Belts: A picture of utter neglect
Mohali, October 8
Caught in an exchange of fire between the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the Municipal Council, the green belts lining the markets in the township are now a picture of neglect.

 
CRIME

Couple held for attacking neighbour
Chandigarh, October 8
The local police today arrested a Ram Darbar- based couple to take preventive action against them after they allegedly assaulted their neighbour’s family with bricks and batons. The injured were admitted to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital with head and other injuries. Their condition, however, was stated to be stable.

 
EDUCATION

Experts discuss future of mechanical engineering
Chandigarh, October 8
As many as 60 delegates and experts from far-flung places of the country attended the two-day national conference on ‘Recent Developments in Manufacturing and Quality Management’ organised by the department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (deemed university), which concluded here, on October 6.

‘Supplement teaching with research’
Chandigarh, October 8
“Teaching has to be supplemented with research, which is source of new ideas and inputs to teaching. Today, the traditional wall between natural sciences and social sciences is crumbling and both are working together for common societal ends”, said Dr R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, during the inauguration of the five-day training programme on “Research methodology and methods of research in social science” on the PU campus here today.
Prof Manjit Singh (second from left) and Prof B.S. Ghuman during the inaugural session of the five-day training programme on “Research methodology and methods of research in social science” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Prof Manjit Singh (second from left) and Prof B.S. Ghuman during the inaugural session of the five-day training programme on “Research methodology and methods of research in social science” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

15 students picked by IT firm
Mohali, October 8
Nucleus Software Exports has conducted campus interviews at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran. As many as 101 students from CEC took part in the selection procedure.

COURTS

Three judges take oath

Chandigarh, October 8
Pursuant to their elevation, District and Sessions Judges Mohinder Pal, Harbans Lal and Sham Sunder were today administered oath as additional judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Chief Justice Vijender Jain.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Jain (second from right) along with the newly appointed judges after the oath-taking ceremony in Chandigarh on Monday.
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Jain (second from right) along with the newly appointed judges after the oath-taking ceremony in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Youth gets one-year RI for assault
Chandigarh, October 8
A local court today convicted Sunil Kumar (18), charged with assault, with one year’s rigorous imprisonment (RI). The court of Raj Shekhar Attri, Additional Sessions Judge, also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 under Section 323 of the IPC.

CHB, society to pay interest to consumer
Chandigarh, October 8
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed the Chandigarh Housing Board and Silverton Cooperative House Building Society Ltd to make refund of Rs 29,800, including interest, to Surinder Kumar Sharma.

Opium peddler let off for lack of witness
Chandigarh, October 8
A local court today acquitted Ravinder Pal Singh, accused of possessing opium, as there was no independent witness other than the police.

 
HEALTH

Coronary heart disease isn’t the only one: Doc
Chandigarh, October 8
Even as the coronary heart disease is discussed widely and got the attention of the media as well, there are four more heart diseases the people of the country are suffering, said Dr Anil Grover, additional professor, department of cardiology, PGI.

 
SPORTS

Volleyball team of Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School that won the 13th CBSE Cluster Volleyball Tournament held at Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla, recently.Basketball
DAV-15 lift titles
Chandigarh, October 8
DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh, clinched the basketball titles in both boys’ and girls’ categories of the Mahatma Hans Raj Aryan Zonal Tournament organised by KBDAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 7, here today.

Volleyball team of Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School that won the 13th CBSE Cluster Volleyball Tournament held at Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla, recently.

Tennis trials on Oct 10
Chandigarh, October 8
Trials to select the Panjab University tennis team (men) for the North Zone Inter-university Tournament will be held on October 10 at the PU grounds here.



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