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Three city lads make it to national junior hockey
Chandigarh, October 10
Three players with the Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, have made it to the National Junior Hockey team for the forthcoming international Hockey Challenge tournament to be held at Singapore from October 17 to 21.

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Drag-flick expert

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Game-maker

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Speed Machine

Clean up Sukhna; repair roads: Mehra
Chandigarh, October 10
The UT adviser, Pradip Mehra, has set the agenda for his staff with focus on issues relating to the public. Officials heading various departments of the Chandigarh administration are being made answerable for the progress of various projects they supervise.

Cop held for taking bribe in dowry case
Chandigarh, October 10
Sleuths of the CBI today caught red-handed a constable of the Chandigarh police while allegedly accepting a bribe from a Himachal Pradesh resident for favouring him in a complaint lodged against him. The constable, Kaka Singh, is posted at the Women and Child Support Unit (WACSU) of the Chandigarh police.


After 9 years, charges framed against Jerath
Chandigarh, October 10
After nine years, finally charges were framed against former UT chief engineer K.K. Jerath and five others in the kickback case in the court of Additional and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg here today.

Officials of the health department seal the ultrasound machine at Sood Ultrasound Centre in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Wednesday. Ultrasound clinic sealed
Panchkula, October 10
The district health authorities today sealed Sood Ultrasound Centre, Sector 10, for running tests on determining the gender of a foetus in lieu of a payment of Rs 5,000. Dr M.L Garg, who headed the team constituted by civil surgeon Dr Kamla Singh to expose the malpractice at the centre, said the department was tipped off by Raj Kumar, a resident of Industrial Area.

Officials of the health department seal the ultrasound machine at Sood Ultrasound Centre in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

COMMUNITY

Bearing the cross of a toothless child labour law
Chandigarh, October 10
On the first anniversary of modified Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, it was business as usual for 11-year-old Ramesh. His day did not dawn any brighter; his task was not any easier.

Need to conduct study on minorities: Kidwai
Delegates at a presentation of the recommendations of the Sachar Committee and subsequent follow-up action by the government, organised at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh, October 10
Applauding the Sachar Committee Report as a remarkable document, Governor A.R. Kidwai yesterday said the report clearly studied the problems of the minority community and suggested that there was need to conduct similar studies for other minorities and tribals as it would give a holistic approach to development.

Delegates at a presentation of the recommendations of the Sachar Committee and subsequent follow-up action by the government, organised at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Prof Arthur Ruegg Make Chandigarh heritage city: Ruegg
Chandigarh, October 10
“Chandigarh should be a heritage city and deserves to be on the list of UNESCO’s heritage cities of the world,” said Prof Arthur Ruegg from ETH, Zurich, and a Corbusier scholar of repute.

Inquiry into poor upkeep sought
Panchkula, October 10
The president of the Punjabi Mahasabha, Hemant Kinger, today, demanded an inquiry into the poor maintenance of the city’s basic amenities despite availability of funds and staff.

MC chief, EO appear before Bains
Mohali, October 10
Arguments of both president and executive officer of the MC were heard today by the principal secretary, local government, regarding a show-cause notice issued to the president on charges of misuse of powers. The decision was reserved.

2,000 UT officials got passes for ODI
Chandigarh, October 10
More than 2,000 complimentary passes were distributed among officials of various departments by the HCA for the October 8 ODI, said a senior functionary of the administration.

City roads ailing
A portion of the recently carpeted slip road near the roundabout of Sectors 20-30-32-33, been blocked by broken tiles.Chandigarh, October 10
Concern for safety and convenience of the commuters does not seem to figure on the agenda of the UT engineering department. The slip road near the roundabout of Sectors 20-30-33-34 was recently carpeted. However, the engineering department has again blocked it partially as a portion of the road has sunk in near a manhole.

A portion of the recently carpeted slip road near the roundabout of Sectors 20-30-32-33, been blocked by broken tiles. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

School student falls; in PGI
Chandigarh, October 10
A plus two student of the non-medical stream of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Ajay Rana, allegedly fell from the terrace of his hostel late last night. He was admitted to the PGI. Sources said Rana, was trying to scale the wall to go out and meet his friends when he slipped and fell.

FCI staff defer dharna
Chandigarh, October 10
Employees of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), Punjab region, decided to defer their dharna, scheduled for October 11.

‘Transgenic food safe’
Chandigarh, October 10
The food produced out of transgenics is free from all bacterial or any donor’s genes and when assessed and screened at different stages of its evolution and further approved by the constitutional agencies is safe beyond any doubt.

Letters
Are vehicles safe in parking lots?
In Chandigarh there are two types of parking - one is paid where you have to pay the parking fee and get token and second is free parking where you can park without paying any thing.

 
CRIME

Clash over servant leaves 4 students injured
Chandigarh, October 10
Four students were injured in a clash between two groups of students in Sector 51 last night. Both parties were armed with rods and sharp-edged weapons.

Three vehicles stolen from city
Chandigarh, October 10
Three vehicles, including a goods carrier, were stolen from the city.Hemant Kumar of Manimajra in a complaint to the police alleged that his motorcycle (CH-03-V-0244) was stolen from Leisure Valley in Sector 10 on Tuesday. In another incident, Ishant Sudhar of Sector 44 reported to police that his Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle (HR-20-2990) was stolen from his residence on Monday.

 
EDUCATION

Non-compliance with EPF rules
DAV teachers file complaint

Chandigarh, October 10
The MCM and DAV College Employees’ Unions today filed a formal complaint regarding non-compliance with the EPF and MP Act, 1952 by DAV College Trust and Management Society (EPF), New Delhi, in case of MCM DAV and DAV Colleges, Chandigarh.

A lab to study nursery kids
Tiny tots of Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School recite poetry. Chandigarh, October 10
Picture this: Tiny tots playing with their toys, some of them busy climbing up the gymnasium equipment and others eating their meals wearing colourful aprons. No, we are not describing the typical scenario of a kindergarten but that of a laboratory for the students at Government Home Science College, Sector 10. Confused?

Tiny tots of Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School recite poetry. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari

PTI teachers allege irregularities in interview
Chandigarh, October 10
Unemployed PTI teachers today objected to the interview being conducted by the department selection committee at Sector 34 here and shouted slogans against the department for allegedly interviewing candidates with invalid degrees and certificates.

Students bring alive 15th century England
European educator Kati Parantainen with students dressed in period costumes, at The British School workshop in Mohali on Wednesday. Mohali, October 10
The three-month education workshop for students of the British School by their European educator and theatre artist Kati Parantainen concluded here today on a spectacular note.The grand finale saw enactment of a play on the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

European educator Kati Parantainen with students dressed in period costumes, at The British School workshop in Mohali on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PU Notes
Chandigarh
RESULTS: The Panjab University has declared the results of BE (chemical) 3rd semester, BE (chemical) 8th semester, BE (bio-tech) 5th semester, BE (bio-tech) 6th semester, BSc (honours schools) (physics) 1st year, BSc (honours schools) (physics) 2nd year, the examinations for which were held in April/May 2007. The students can see their results in their respective departments, colleges, university website, according to the joint controller of examinations.

Adieu to Kargil students
Chandigarh, October 10
A tour comprising 34 students, including eight girls of Ankur School, set up for militancy-affected children of Jammu and Kashmir, concluded today. During their 10-day trip the children visited visited Delhi, Agra, Chandigarh and Amritsar and saw the India Gate, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Taj Mahal.

Freshers win titles
Mohali, October 10
Ankit and Navreet of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, were adjudged Mr and Miss Fresher at a glittering freshers’ nite “Bedazzled 07” here today.

COURTS

Co to pay Rs 50,000 for refusing refund
Chandigarh, October 10
The managing director of Ind Swift Infrastructure and Developers Limited have been directed to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 by the Consumer Forum-I. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on the MD for “harassing” Ranjit Singh and Amresh Rani.

Job ads must show handicap limit: HC
Chandigarh, October 10
If the nature of job is particularly arduous, the advertisement inviting applications for appointment must indicate the upper limit of a candidate’s handicap - the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled in a significant judgement.

Wearing Uniform In Cinemas
Army officer moves HC
Chandigarh, October 10
A serving Army officer has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the Haryana government’s regulations that armed forces personnel must wear their uniform if they want tax exemption at entertainment places.

HC disapproves of CFSL official’s opinion
Says remarks unsolicited
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has expressed "strong disapproval" over the conduct of a junior scientific officer with the CFSL in the Manimajra custodial death case.

 
CULTURE

The Alliance Francaise gallery in Sector 36 wears a peaceful look, thanks to the exhibition of pottery and photographs, put together by three members of a family, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A family’s tribute to nature
Chandigarh, October 10
“The Good Earth”, on at Alliance Francaise gallery in Sector 36, is an artistic tribute to nature, which never fails to remind man of his role in the preservation of this world.

The Alliance Francaise gallery in Sector 36 wears a peaceful look, thanks to the exhibition of pottery and photographs, put together by three members of a family, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

HEALTH

DRDO-PGI tie up to combat complex medical conditions
Chandigarh, October 10
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is helping in developing a new and more effective angioplasty catheter assembly device based on a methodology recently developed by PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Two more suspected cases of dengue
The only bus shelter in Chandigarh that has a board displaying a message about preventing dengue. Chandigarh, October 10
Two more suspected cases of dengue were reported at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, here today. With this, the number of patients reporting at the local hospitals has reached to 30 of which 17 were found to be from Chandigarh only. The remaining cases were from other states, a majority of them from Punjab and Haryana.

The only bus shelter in Chandigarh that has a board displaying a message about preventing dengue. — A Tribune photograph

AIDS awareness seminar
Panchkula, October 10
With a view to galvanise awareness and support of youth towards the pandemic of HIV/AIDS, Young Indians, a part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organised an awareness session on HIV/AIDS and blood safety at Government College, Sector 1, here today.

World Mental Health Day observed
Chandigarh, October 10
As many as 32 patients suffering from various psychological problems, including depression, anxiety and drug addiction, were examined at a camp held at Kajheri village by the State Resource Centre on the occasion of World Mental Health Day here today.

‘Burger’ sample collected for inspection
Mohali, October 10
The officials of the health department took a sample of a burger from the canteen of Fortis Hospital here today after receiving a complaint. Dr S.P.Surila, district health officer, said an anonymous complaint was received that a burger purchased from the canteen had fungus. As such a raid was conducted and a sample collected.

 
SPORTS

Tanvi scripts win for Sacred Heart 
A match between Mount Carmel-47 and Government Model Senior Secondary School-22 in progress during the Chandigarh sub-junior girls’ under-17 football championship at the Sector 17 football ground. Chandigarh, October 10
Tanvi Bhargava fashioned victory for Sacred Heart-26 by scoring two brilliant goals against Saupin's School-32 in the Chandigarh sub-junior girls’ under-17 football championship for the Mother Veronica Cup. The tournament is being organised by Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, at the Sector 17 football stadium, here.

HAVING A BALL: A match between Mount Carmel-47 and Government Model Senior Secondary School-22 in progress during the Chandigarh sub-junior girls’ under-17 football championship at the Sector 17 football ground. — A Tribune photograph

Mahatma Hansraj Tourney
Yesu dashes to victory
Chandigarh, October 10
Yesu Raj of DAV Model School, Sector 15, emerged winner in the 100m (boys) race of the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament-2007 held at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

DAV-15 athletes steal the show
(From left) Puja, Yesu Raj, Mandeep, Vivek, Nisha and Surbhi, who emerged winners during the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament that concluded in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, October 10
Athletes of DAV School-15 - Yesu Raj, Vivek Nadda, Surbhi Devgan, Mandeep, Nisha and Puja - stole the show by pocketing a number of medals during the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament 2007, which concluded at various venues, here, today.

(From left) Puja, Yesu Raj, Mandeep, Vivek, Nisha and Surbhi, who emerged winners during the Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Zonal Tournament that concluded in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Tennis tourney from tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 10
Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, will organise the CBSE North Zone-I Tennis Tournament 2007 for boys and girls in the under-14 and under-19 categories from October 12 to 14 at the school courts here.

Now, Twenty20 for employees
Chandigarh, October 10
The first Inter-corporate/telecom/media/institution employees League-cum-knockout Twenty20 Cricket Tournament will be organised by the Chandigarh Sports and Recreation Club from October 21 here.

ADMINISTRATION

DC inspects road-repair work
Panchkula, October 10
Deputy commissioner, Rajinder Kataria, along with the president of the municipal council, Seema Chaudhary, inspected the road-repair in progress in Sector 8, here today.



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