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Vacant stands because of us: HCA chief
Chandigarh, October 9
Ranbir Singh HCA president Ranbir Singh Mahendra, at a press conference today, admitted there had been flaws in the sale of tickets and distribution of complimentary passes which had resulted in a thin crowd at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium for the ODI between India and Australia.
Ticket pricing was not right...Those given complimentary passes also did not turn up
— Ranbir Singh

Custodial Death
Pay Rs 9.95 lakh to Anil’s family: High Court

Chandigarh, October 9
Less than three months of Anil Kumar’s death after he was allegedly taken away by the Mani Majra police in connection with a case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed payment of Rs 9.95 lakh to the kin of the deceased.

Auction: 15-year ban on resale of property
Chandigarh, October 9
In future, successful bidders of leasehold commercial or residential property will not be able to dispose of the property before 15 years from the date of allotment.


Skipper M.S. Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and R.P. Singh leave for Vadodra to play the fifth ODI of the Future Cup series; and (right)cricket enthusiasts bid farewell to Team India in Chandigarh
MILES TO GO: Skipper M.S. Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and R.P. Singh leave for Vadodra to play the fifth ODI of the Future Cup series; and (right)cricket enthusiasts bid farewell to Team India in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photos by Vinay Malik













Maid’s body found hanging
Chandigarh, October 9 A team of forensic experts today examined the bathroom in the backyard of a Sector 4 house, where the body of Sonia (26) was found hanging tonight.

Molestation Case
PU teacher acquitted

Chandigarh, October 9
A local court today acquitted Narinder Sehgal, a professor in Panjab University, in a molestation case.

COMMUNITY

The Science of Art
American earth scientist on an artistic mission

Chandigarh, October 9
Payson Stevens, the scientist, who makes art. It sometimes takes a guest to remind you of the beauty of your own house. So, when a renowned US-based earth scientist travels all the way to India and reminds its people the forgotten Himalayan splendours, one can only say - “Thank God for small mercies”.


Payson Stevens, the scientist, who makes art. 
— A Tribune photograph

GMADA holds draw for plots
Mohali, October 9
The draw of lots for plots allotted in Sectors 76, 77, 78, 79 and 80 was held by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) at PUDA Bhawan here today. At present, GMADA has decided to hold the draw for 1542 plots.

End contract system, demand trade unions
Chandigarh, October 9
Members of trade unions from Punjab participate in a rally at the Sector 25 in Chandigarh Demanding abolition of the contract system, various trade unions of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), Markfed, Pun Grain, warehouse and grain markets from across Punjab held a rally at the Sector 25 rally venue here today.




Members of trade unions from Punjab participate in a rally at the Sector 25 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —  A Tribune photograph

Indiscipline mars friendship seminar
Youngsters talk and giggle, creating commotion
Chandigarh, October 9
One often wonders why people attend functions if they neither have interest in the theme, nor the patience to develop that interest.

Youth Forum
Yi launches Chandigarh chapter

Chandigarh, October 9
Young Indians (Yi), in association with CII, Chandigarh Council, launched its first Union Territory chapter - Yi Chandigarh chapter - in City Beautiful today.

IAF’s VIP squadron to get four new choppers
Chandigarh, October 9
The IAF’s Communications Squadron, which provides air transport to VVIPs, will be getting four new Mi-17 helicopters to replace its ageing Mi-8 helicopter fleet.

TA observes Raising Day
Chandigarh, October 9
The Territorial Army (TA) celebrated its 58th Raising Day here today. Brig J.S. Thind, Commander Western Command TA Group congratulated the officers and men for their dedication to duty.

Letters
Check underage drivers

Tribune employee bereaved
Chandigarh, October 9
Triloki Nath Sharma, father of Tara Chand Sharma, fitter, rotary department, The Tribune, died due to a heart attack today. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and three sons. The last rites will be performed at Jaswantgarh (Kotbilla) village in Panchkula district. — TNS

 
CRIME

Sweeper held for forgery
Chandigarh, October 9
The UT Vigilance Department today arrested a sweeper in the UT engineering department for allegedly attempting to cheat a bank by raising a loan against forged documents.

Rs 45,000 stolen from car
Chandigarh, October 9
A briefcase, containing Rs 45,000 and other documents, was stolen from a car in Sector 20, here yesterday.

 
EDUCATION

Banks attracting best talent
Chandigarh, October 9
The entry of foreign banks in the wake of the liberalisation and globalisation policies of the Indian government has made banking the career of the future attracting the best talent in the country, says Pran Verma, zonal head of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), New Delhi.

Computer course for elderly
Chandigarh, October 9
A two-month short-term computer course for senior citizens was inaugurated by P.H. Vaishnav, former chief secretary, Punjab and president, Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association today.

PU Notes
VC for ‘No Vehicle Day’

Chandigarh, October 9
Dr R. C. Sobti has appealed to all staff members (both teaching and non-teaching), research scholars and students to voluntarily observe “No Vehicle Day” on the first Monday of every month.

‘Social sciences strive for fair society’
Chandigarh, October 9
The training programme in research methodology organised by the ICSSR, started with the elaboration of theoretical constructs and their significance for social science research on its second day.

COURTS

Plea of Dara’s son accepted
Chandigarh, October 9
A local court today gave Amrik Singh, son of Dara Singh, the permission to stay in his house. His counsel had requested the court to allow him to stay on the first floor of his Sector 8 residence.

Telgi case goes to CJM
Chandigarh, October 9
Judicial magistrate Dr Rajneesh today sent the case of Abdul Karim Telgi, convicted in multi-crore fake stamp paper, to chief judicial magistrate Y.S. Rathore on the basis of application moved by Abdul Karim Telgi, through his counsel Terminder Singh.

 
CULTURE

Razmatazz-2007
Pammi Bai weaves magic

Chandigarh, October 9
Students of Frankfinn during a fashion show at their annual function ‘Razmatazz-2007’ at Kalagram in Chandigarh A marathon musical extravaganza marked the annual festival celebrations of the Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training at the Kalagram here today which hobnobbed with exuberant bustle.



BEAUTY-GUARD: Students of Frankfinn during a fashion show at their annual function ‘Razmatazz-2007’ at Kalagram in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari 

 
SPORTS

APJ beat DAV in cricket tourney
Mohali, October 9
Sahil’s half century proved to be futile for his DAV School, Mohali team which could not prevail over APJ School, Kharar team and lost the inaugural match of the PCA Boost Cup tournament held at C Ground at PCA, here today.

Yash, Nisha win 100m events
Chandigarh, October 9
An athlete in action during the long-jump event of Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament at Sector 7 Sports Complex in Chandigarh Yash Raj and Nisha of DAV Model School, Sector 15, here emerged winners in the 100 metre boys’ and girls’ events, respectively, during the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament 2007, held at Sector 7 Sports Complex here today.

An athlete in action during the long-jump event of Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament at Sector 7 Sports Complex in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 

Gary O'Brien is CLTA coach
Chandigarh, October 9
The Sector 10 Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) has engaged one of the top and highly qualified tennis coaches, Gary O'Brien, as director (coaching). Gary (38), ITF Level I and II certified coach today joined the CLTA officially.

GGS are gymnastics champ
Chandigarh, October 9
GGS College for Women here won the Panjab University Inter-College Gymnastics Championship for 2007-08 with 100.65 points. The tournament was played at the Gymnasium hall of Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

Mansimran, Amrinder best shooters
Chandigarh , October 9
Seventeen-year-old Mansimran Singh of St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and and Amrinder Kaur Sangha were adjudged the best shooters among men and women categories respectively, in the 32nd Chandigarh State Shooting Championship which concluded at the Patiali Ki Rao Ranges, here, today.

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