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Con man gets police custody
Victims converge on court
Chandigarh, October 19
A Yamunanagar-based man, Sanjeev Nayyar, was today arrested on grounds of forgery and fabrication of documents to get duplicate passport issued.


The police takes away Sanjeev Nayyar after producing him in the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
The police takes away Sanjeev Nayyar after producing him in the district courts in Sector 17, Chandigarh

Shatabdi delayed
Chandigarh, October 19
Passengers travelling on the Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express and Delhi-Chandigarh Jan Shatabdi Express were inconvenienced when passengers blocked the track between Sonepat and Panipat this evening.

Temple makes way for 4-laning
Chandigarh, October 19
In a gesture worth emulating, the management of the Shree Shiv Manas Mandir in Phase II of the Industrial Area has decided to relocate the temple to pave the way for the four-laning of a major road.

Zirakpur couple killed in accident
Chandigarh, October 19
Tragedy struck a Zirakpur-based couple ahead of their son’s wedding on November 5 when the coupled died in a road accident near Hoshiarpur this morning.





EARLIER STORIES

Registrar (births) fined
Chandigarh, October 19
The District Consumer Forum-I has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the registrar (births and deaths), Harshvardhan, additional district registrar and M.S. Bains, chief registrar, for harassing an applicant while issuing a birth certificate.

COMMUNITY

Unchanged Melody
Terraced Garden — Not so musical any more
Chandigarh, October 19
Tourists and music lovers visiting the Terraced Garden in Sector 33 are sore over the callous attitude of the municipal corporation towards the upkeep of its musical fountain. The park, inaugurated in 1996, is the only major source of entertainment for residents of southern sectors. The musical fountain, which has been the soul of the garden for years, has lost its symphony.

Most fountains at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33, Chandigarh, are out of order.— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Most fountains at the Terraced Garden in Sector 33, Chandigarh, are out of order

The Chef goes out of business
Chandigarh, October 19
The Chef, a restaurant run by CITCO at the Inter-State Bus Terminus, Sector 43, will be closed down by this month-end. The decision was taken by the CITCO managing director today after it failed to pay arrears running into lakhs of rupees to the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking.

Police conducts search operations
Chandigarh, October 19
In view of the ongoing festival season, the Chandigarh police today conducted search operations in the central subdivision late in  the evening. Accompanying the police personnel were anti-sabotage teams that conducted search operations in market areas of Sectors 22 and 17.

Going Hi-tech
Ramlila like never before
Chandigarh, October 19
Ramlila has gone hi-tech. Mediocre dialogue delivery, faulty sound system, drab picturisation and delay in between scenes are now passe. Spurred by the glut of mythological serials on television, organisers are using the technology to to keep pace with the times and make the epic narration an audio and visual delight. Recorded dialogues, songs, quality sound system and special effects mark the staging of Ramlilas.

A scene from serial “Ramayan” being telecast on the big screen in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Friday.— A Tribune photograph

A scene from serial “Ramayan” being telecast on the big screen in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Friday
Students of St Teresa Convent School, Sector 25, Panchkula, celebrate Dussehra on Friday
COLOURS OF FESTIVITY: Students of St Teresa Convent School, Sector 25, Panchkula, celebrate Dussehra on Friday.— A Tribune photograph

Firecracker sale banned in Mohali
Mohali, October 19
The district magistrate today imposed a ban on the storage and sale of firecrackers in the SAS Nagar district, except at places earmarked by the SDMs concerned.

Team inspects Ghaggar bridge
Chandigarh, October 19
A team of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, led by the acting chairperson R.L. Anand, yesterday visited Ghaggar bridge, connecting Zirakpur with Panchkula, for an on-the-spot assessment of its condition.

BJP leaders visit Bapu Dham Colony
Chandigarh, October 19
Leaders of the local unit of the BJP today visited the Bapu Dham Colony in connection with the demolition of houses and hutment by the Chandigarh administration.
Illegal rearing of cattle at a public park at Milk Colony, Dhanas, in Chandigarh in spite of a ban.
Illegal rearing of cattle at a public park at Milk Colony, Dhanas, in Chandigarh in spite of a ban.— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A keen eye can prevent injuries
Chandigarh, October 19
Festival season turns into a disaster for enthusiastic revellers every year, as hundreds of them are wheeled into city hospitals for treatment of injuries suffered during the  celebrations.

School watchman chargesheeted
Chandigarh, October 19
The Chandigarh education department has imposed a penalty of compulsory retirement on Rattan Kumar, a sweeper-cum-watchman of Government Primary School, Sector 12, Chandigarh.

Letters
Tame wild players
I fully agree with former cricketer Ian Chappell on his views about Shreeshant’s behaviour during the recent matches.

 
CRIME

Car, scooter ‘torched’ at night

Chandigarh, October 19
A Sector 37 family is in a state of shock after two of their vehicles were torched late last night.According to family members, they woke up after hearing the sound of a blast. It is the second incident when someone has tried to set their property on fire. Sitaram Sudhir, a resident of Sector 37-A, said they were virtually living under threat.

The scooter and car that were allegedly torched in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Thursday night.— A Tribune photograph

The scooter and car that were allegedly torched in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Thursday night

Husband booked for dowry
Chandigarh, October 19
A resident of Sector 16, Mona, filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws for harassing and maltreating her for dowry.

 
EDUCATION

UT adviser scraps collection of PTA fund
Chandigarh, October 19
Taking serious note of the misappropriation of the parent teacher association (PTA) funds in various city schools, adviser to the UT administrator Pardeep Mehra has directed the UT education department to instruct the schools to stop collecting PTA fund from the students.

Mehra given warm welcome by SJOBA
Chandigarh , October 19
“Students today are fortunate that they have a number of career options to chose from and they should take advantage of the opportunities,” said adviser to UT administrator Pradeep Mehra while interacting with St. Johns’ Old Boys’ Association (SJOBA) members and students of Class 10 the school today evening.

PU Youth Fest
A day of Punjabi art and craft

Chandigarh, October 19
The four-day Panjab University diamond jubilee youth festival zone A at SGGS College, Sector 26, concluded today. The day saw the participants vying for top slots in giddha and bhangra competitions.

Girls perform a Bhojpuri dance on the second day of the youth festival, zone B, at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Friday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Girls perform a Bhojpuri dance on the second day of the youth festival, zone B, at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Friday
COURTS

Incinerator Issue
HC notice of motion to admn

Chandigarh, October 19
Taking up a petition filed by Sector-16 residents against the use of incinerator by General Hospital-16 and construction of an OPD, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion to the UT administration.

 
CULTURE

Savouring the aura of theatre
Chandigarh, October 19
“The Theatre, like any other performing art form, has its own aura and spreads its fragrance, which fascinates me a lot. A performer can engage his audience in direct conversation and look into their eyes to assess their spontaneous reaction, which is not possible in films or TV serials or reality show performances”, opines Sangita Ghosh, a popular TV star of “Des mein nikla hoga Chaand” and many more TV soaps. Along with the cast of the play “Kahani mein twist hai”, including noted TV and film actors like Kiran Karmakar, Sudhir Dalvi, she is in the city for the staging of the comedy play at the Bhargava auditorium here today. The event has been brought to the city by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam.

TV artistes Kiran Karmakar and Sangeeta Ghosh at a press conference at the Golf Range in Chandigarh on Friday.—Tribune photo  by Parvesh Chauhan

TV artistes Kiran Karmakar and Sangeeta Ghosh at a press conference at the Golf Range in Chandigarh on Friday

An engaging comedy with twists
Chandigarh, October 19
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam presented a hilarious comedy play ‘Kahani Mein Twist Hai’ at Bhargava auditorium here.Aesthetically innovative and impressive with its originality and striking performance, the star-studded production had popular TV stars like Sangita Ghosh, Kiran Karmarkar, Sudhir Dalvi, Bijal Batavia and Parnav Tripathi in the cast.
Artistes stage a Hindi comedy play, “Kahani Mein Twist Hai”, at the PGI in Chandigarh
Artistes stage a Hindi comedy play, “Kahani Mein Twist Hai”, at the PGI in Chandigarh on Friday.— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

HEALTH

Hearing loss: Health ministry gears up to save ears
In India 63 million people suffer considerable hearing loss
Chandigarh, Oct 19

Last week, a Pathankot resident boarded a brand new Punjab roadways bus to Chandigarh. Upon arrival, he felt a strange, irritable sensation in his ears. The sensation was strong enough to lead him to ENT specialists the very next morning. But by then, the damage had been done.

 
SPORTS

Admn’s lack of vision aches archery
Chandigarh, October 19
For the very first time, a team on sub-junior level (u-14) is being prepared to represent Chandigarh in the forthcoming National Games scheduled to be held at Jabalpur from October 26 to 28.


Budding archers get lessons from archery coach Gurpal (left) at Lake Sports Complex, Chandigarh, on Friday.—Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Budding archers get lessons from archery coach Gurpal (left) at Lake Sports Complex, Chandigarh, on Friday

Football
DAV-8 make it to league
Chandigarh, October 19
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, qualified for the four-team league of the Chandigarh Senior Women’s Football Championship for the Deepak Kampania Memorial Trophy, defeating Government Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lahora, 6-0 today. The tournament is being conducted by the Chandigarh Football Association at the St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45, here.

Chandigarh lads enter semis
Chandigarh, October 19
Chandigarh boys toppled the Rajasthan team with a margin of 20 points, ensuring their place in the semifinals of the 19th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship held at the Sector 17 grounds, here. Dimpal was declared the best raider while Satta Kajheri was adjudged the best catcher in the encounter.

An encounter in progress during the Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship at the Sector 17 grounds in Chandigarh on Friday.— A Tribune photograph
An encounter in progress during the Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship at the Sector 17 grounds

YPS cricketers clinch Boost Cup
Mohali, October 19
Harprateek, Shivam and Gurjinder of YPS, Mohali, demolished the hopes of APJ School, beating them by 43 runs in the final match of the Boost Cup Tournament at the YPS grounds, here, today.

Kerala, AP book semifinal berth
Chandigarh, October 19
Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh stormed into the semifinals in the senior women’s category of the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-Junior Girls National Cycle Polo Championships being conducted by the Chandigarh Cycle Polo Association at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48-A, here, today.

CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE PART-II &III 

126-yr-old & still smiling!
AT the celebrations marking the 126th year of Panjab University's establishment last week on October 14, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof R C Sobti referred to the layout of the buildings on campus, as forming a 'smile'. That is perhaps what any educational institution would like to epitomise. "Excellence is something we have to keep striving for, but we have to be ready to welcome students from all walks of life. 

Student centre: The young  heart of Panjab University




Student centre: The young heart of Panjab University

NIGHT QUEEN

An evening by lakeside: the pride of City Beautiful, the magical Sukhna, twinkles with fairy lights after the recent inaguration of an island there An evening by lakeside: the pride of City Beautiful, the magical Sukhna, twinkles with fairy lights after the recent inaguration of an island there
An evening by lakeside: the pride of City Beautiful, the magical Sukhna, twinkles with fairy lights after the recent inaguration of an island there.— Photos by Pradeep Tewari and Manoj Mahajan

Steroids no substitute for nutritious diet: Prof Kalinski
I haven’t seen a country whose people could be called as genetically weak. It is only the lack of nutritious and balanced diet which leads to deficiencies in body,” opined Prof Michael I. Kalinski.

Gen-Next ‘going up in smoke’: Survey
AS the government moves to make tobacco companies to print pictorial and graphic warnings on the harmful effects of smoking on cigarette packets, health experts are worried over the younger generation getting addicted at an early age.

  • Young Leadership Award for Chandigarh social activist

Nek Chand gets his due world over

Nek Chand 's world of fantasy, Rock Garden, which has put the City Beautiful on the world tourist map, will once again come alive next month as the US-based Nek Chand Foundation and the Chandigarh administration will hold a number of activities to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the garden.


The Rock Garden is an inspiration for the youth to use waste material in an aesthetic way — Nek Chand
The Rock Garden is an inspiration for the youth to use waste material in an aesthetic way

Shooting her way to glory

Asavari Tayal , a budding shooter from the city, has been creating ripples in the junior shooting arena of late.Thirteen-year-old Asavasri surprised everyone by beating all her rivals in senior women category in 10-metre air pistol (NR) event to clinch top honours in the Chandigarh State Shooting Championship held at Patiala ki Rao shooting range at Sector 25 here last month.Besides this, she also bagged a gold medal each in senior category in air rifle event and in 10-m air pistol sub-junior category during the competition.

Shooting star: Asavari Tayal
Shooting star: Asavari Tayal

Affairs get caught, sooner or later: Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie need not worry about partner Brad Pitt cheating on her for he believes that people who have affairs always get caught.

Britney’s bizarre ways to lose weight

Troubled star Britney Spears has reportedly turned to special lollipops and asthma inhalers to lose weight. Reports say Spears is sucking special Hoodia lollies, which trick the brain into thinking that the stomach is filled and a chemical found in asthma medication. The move came before the release of her comeback album ‘Blackout’ to be released in less than a month, reports Heat magazine. Britney Spears

Shoppers miss festive spirit
Municipal Corporation-traders rift to blame

Come festival season the city is dotted with shopping carnivals, melas etc. at various places. But it is the heart of city, Sector 17, which always hosts the ‘mother of all shopping fests’. Surprisingly this year the city centre (Sector 17) has nothing to offer the shoppers, as there would be no mega shopping festival. The alleged negative role of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) and the reported disunity among the traders seem to have taken its toll on the festival. This year Sector-22 is the only market, which is hosting a shopping festival. The rest of the city has nothing much to offer to the shoppers this festive season
This year Sector-22 is the only market, which is hosting a shopping festival. The rest of the city has nothing much to offer to the shoppers this festive season.— A Tribune photograph

Relaxing the Army way
W hat do rough & tough dudes of the Indian Army do by the way of taking a break? They go for an adventure trip. A team of two officers, three junior commissioned officers and 10 other ranks from 63 Cavalry have just returned from a trekking expedition from Okhimath to Helang in Garhwal, Himalayas. The regiment is the only armour unit to reach Decca in 1971. Whenever time and circumstances permit, the men go on exploration trips to rediscover potential and solace deep inside.

It’s ‘mancation’ for men
What do you call a vacation wherein a man sets out by himself, sans his female companion? Well, here’s a new word — ‘mancation’. The term was coined by actor Vince Vaughn in the film, ‘The Breakup’, wherein the protagonist splits up from his partner and wants to get away, without his female friend.Since then, the idea’s taken off to such an extent that some men have been on holidays without a company of fair sex.

An artisan gives finishing touches to an idol of Durga as the city prepares to celebrates Dasehra on Sunday.
An artisan gives finishing touches to an idol of Durga as the city prepares to celebrates Dasehra on Sunday.— Photo by Manoj Mahajan

‘Chak De!’ scores Down Under
I t came as no surprise when Shimit Amin’s “Chak De! India”, a gritty tale of Indian women hockey players that also starred 90 Australian players and over 9,000 Australian extras, won the Best Film Award at the 5th Australian Indian Film Festival gala night in Sydney on Thursday.



Shades of womanhood explored

Laaga Chunri Mein Daag is all about or rather only about woman power. The three leading ladies of the film also help keep the film buoyant with their stellar performances. It is, in fact, these performances that make the film worth its salt. Jaya Bachchan, playing mother to Rani Mukerji and Konkana Sen Sharma, in threesome togetherness, makes the viewer realise that acting has undergone sea changes as each 'character' delivers her nuances with understated ease and maturity. Speaking about the film, the threesome share their passions and masti moments.

More than a Messiah
While most private hospitals are known for their ‘mercenary’ this Mohali hospital has become a Messiah for these poor children, discovers Arun Sharma
Lending a ‘good Samaritan’ touch to their efforts are the doctors at Grecian Hospital, Mohali. A multi-speciality private hospital, it has decided to treat 13 children whose parents cannot afford the huge expenses that these major surgeries require.Their mantra is simple. “We believe it is necessary to save these lives,” said Dr (Mrs) S S Samra at the hospital.

GSK malaria vaccine in final stages
The clinical trial of a malaria vaccine among African babies has shown promising results.The vaccine by Britain-based pharmaceutical company Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) has been in development and trial for past 20 years.The jab presently known as RTS,S and tentatively brand-named Mosquirix was tested on about 214 infants in Mozambique where malaria is common. The tests showed that the vaccine gave a high level of protection and was safe.




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