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Victory against all odds
2 Special Olympics medal holders in city

Chandigarh, October 13
Tajinder (left) and Akashdeep being welcomed at Chandigarh railway station The smiles on their faces said it all. As city special children Tajinder and Akashdeep got down from the train, proudly sporting the medals they won at the Special Olympics held in China last week

Tajinder (left) and Akashdeep being welcomed at Chandigarh railway station in on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

RBI Theft
It is an insider’s job: Cops
CCTV cameras had no footage
Chandigarh, October 13
The high-security fresh currency note vault (where new printed notes are kept) in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Sector 17, here, is vulnerable to break in. This is underlined by the theft of Rs 2.82 lakh from the RBI on Friday, which is under surveillance of 85 close-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras.

Bhattal’s visit spells traffic chaos
Chandigarh, October 13
Traffic jams ruled Madhya Marg throughout the day on a stretch in front of the Punjab Congress Bhawan, Sector 15, here. Thousands of Congressmen from Punjab thronged the place to take part in the installation ceremony of Punjab’s former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).









EARLIER STORIES

Murderous attack on shopkeeper
Panchkula, October 13
A police officials inpects the site where the shopkeeper was attacked with a sword. In the second such attempt on his life, Rajinder Arora, a shopkeeper from Haripur village, was allegedly attacked by a Sector 2 resident Harkirat Singh, at his shop, here today. The victim’s arm was seriously injured and he has been admitted to a private hospital. His condition is stated to stable.



A police officials inpects the site where the shopkeeper was attacked with a sword.— A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

TKA Nair, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, (right) releases a souvenir on the occasion of 106th birth anniversary of Partap Singh Kairon, while H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, (centre) and Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, Kairon's grandson, (left), and Punjab IT minister look on. Dua today delivered the Kairon Memorial Lecture at PGIKairon lecture
‘Time to change mindset’
Chandigarh, October 13

Forty-two years after his death, Partap Singh Kairon’s legacy continues to be precious. He still inspires a generation of leaders, who remember him for the power of his vision, which bequeathed to Punjab a priceless legacy of institutions like PGI.

TKA Nair, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, (right) releases a souvenir on the occasion of 106th birth anniversary of Partap Singh Kairon, while H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, (centre) and Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, Kairon's grandson, (left), and Punjab IT minister look on. Dua today delivered the Kairon Memorial Lecture at PGI. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

Dept of community education inaugurated
Chandigarh, October 13
T.K.A. Nair (extreme left), IAS, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, during the inauguration of the department of community education and UIET workshop phase-II at South Campus in Chandigarh “Despite economic growth there are vast differences between urban and rural development. The concern for have-nots of the society will enable the country to develop faster,” opined T.K.A. Nair, IAS, principal secretary to the Prime Minister of India, while inaugurating the department of community education and UIET workshop phase-II at South Campus here today.

T.K.A. Nair (extreme left), IAS, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, during the inauguration of the department of community education and UIET workshop phase-II at South Campus in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik.

Project Industrial Area-3 scrapped
Instead, medicity to be set up on 45 acres
Chandigarh, October 13
The administration has decided against constructing the third phase of Industrial Area in Raipur Kalan. The decision has attracted protest from industrialists.

A view of the shobha yatra organised as part of Sai Baba’s mahasamadhi divas in Chandigarh
A view of the shobha yatra organised as part of Sai Baba’s mahasamadhi divas in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Mansa Devi shopkeepers call off protest
Panchkula, October 13
Shopkeepers of the Mansa Devi market called off their protest today following a compromise with the district administration which agreed to most of their demands.

BBMB wins award
Chandigarh, October 13
The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) was today awarded the "Energiser of the nation award for excellence 2007".

Senior Citizens’ Day celebrated
Chandigarh, October 13
The State Bank of India in collaboration with the Federation of Senior Citizen Welfare Organisation celebrated Senior Citizens’ Day at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Open quiz contest today
Chandigarh, October 13
An open quiz competition will be held tomorrow at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, here. The quiz is being organised by STEPS, a society formed under the aegis of the Chandigarh Tourism, in collaboration with Anaahat Naad Productions while the sponsors include British Library, Pulse Engineering and Mastersmart.

Body found in train
Chandigarh, October 13
The body of an unidentified woman in her eighties was found in a train at the Chandigarh railway station this afternoon.

Letters
Sec 9 woes

 
CRIME

Cops pick up lawyer, wife
Mohali, October 13
The police today allegedly rounded up a lawyer and his wife on a charge of cheating even when the couple had got a stay on the arrest from a sessions court.

Child, woman die in accidents
Chandigarh, Oct 13
A 10-year-old slum boy and a 70-year-old woman died late tonight, following fatal accidents during the day. Ten-year-old Ranjan from Sector 25 Bhaskar Colony, who was admitted to Sector 16 Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) this evening, succumbed late tonight to injuries sustained in the road accidents.

Car stolen from eye institute
Chandigarh, October 13
Harpreet Kaur of Mohali has reported to the police that her car (PB-28-A-0031) which was parked at Grewal Eye Institute, Sector 9, here was stolen on Thursday. A case has been registered.

 
BUSINESS

Halt retail revolution or we protest, traders to govt
Chandigarh, October 13
The Rashtriya Beopar Mandal today served an ultimatum on the central government to bring a legislation on shopping mall regulation to “discourage the shopping mall culture” or face backlash from crores of traders, who would be rendered unemployed in the wake of retail revolution.

Local trade issues to go national
Protest against entry of corporates in retail sector
Chandigarh,October 13
Fighting with its back to the wall against certain "anti-trader" policies of the Chandigarh Administration, the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal(CBM) got a shot in the arm today with the Rashtriya Beopar Mandal (RBM) pledging to take up the issues of the local trade at the national level.

 
EDUCATION

Probe begins into student’s ragging
Chandigarh, October 13
The Chandigarh police has started investigations into the alleged ragging and thrashing of a CSIO student by his seniors here yesterday. The SHO, police station, Industiral Area, said there was a delay in the investigations due to holidays in the Indo-Swiss Training Centre for the two days on Saturday and Sunday.

SGGS College to host youth fest
Chandigarh, October 13
The much-awaited youth festival of zone A this year will be held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, from October 16-19.

 
CULTURE

‘Ganesha Goes to Lunch’ unveiled
Chandigarh, October 13
Ramgopal Bajaj, eminent theatre director, releases Kamala K. Kapur’s book “Ganesha Goes to Lunch” at a function held at Govt Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi organised a dramatic rendering and release of US-based Indian author Kamla K. Kapur’s book “Ganesha Goes to Lunch; Classics from Mystic India” at a simple but highly impressive function at the Government Museum auditorium, here, today. Chief guest on the occasion, acclaimed thespian Padmashri Ram Gopal, brought alive the splendour of Kamala’s intellectual and imaginative vigour through an immaculate rendering of her stories “Meenakshi” and “Chamkana Ek Chamkeele Chaand Ka”.

Ramgopal Bajaj, eminent theatre director, releases Kamala K. Kapur’s book “Ganesha Goes to Lunch” at a function held at Govt Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

300 attend medical camp
Chandigarh, October 13
The city based Sai Tara Ummat Foundation (STUF) organised a free medical check up camp to celebrate the International Elders' Day here today.

Dental students await immigration
Blame college for backtracking on promise
Panchkula, October 13
Enraged over the alleged backtracking of the authorities’ promise of sending them abroad, students of dental assistance at Belligham Technical College in Sector 5, confronted the college management here today.

 
SPORTS

3 Punjab lads make it to Challenger Series
Chandigarh, October 13
Three players of the Punjab Cricket Association - Karan Goel, Gagandeep and Ravneet Ricky - have made it to the Challenger Series for the NKP Salve Trophy to be held at Ahmedabad from October 25 to 28.

GNPS players corner glory
Chandigarh, October 13
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS)-36 players outclassed Doon International School, Mohali, 2-0 on the opening day of the CBSE North Zone I Tennis Tournament held at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47-B, here, yesterday.

St Stephen's lift football title
Chandigarh, October 13
St Stephen's School-45 eves scripted a thrilling 1-0 triumph over Carmel Convent School-9 in the finals of the Chandigarh sub-junior girls u-17 football championship to lift the Mother Veronica Cup today. The tournament was organised by Carmel Convent School at the Sector 17 football stadium, here.

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