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Ramlila
Army men, MES staff square off

Chandigarh, October 20
Ramlila celebrations at Chandi Mandir cantonment were cut short tonight following ugly scenes between the military police and MES civilian employees. The incident occurred around 10 pm, when the military police allegedly prevented the vehicle of the chief guest to Ramlila from entering the cantonment.
Standing up to Fall Down
Effigies of Ravana and Kumbhkarna being propped up at the Sector 46 grounds in Chandigarh on the eve of Dussehra
Effigies of Ravana and Kumbhkarna being propped up at the Sector 46 grounds in Chandigarh on the eve of Dussehra. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Asian Rowing Championship
City lads bag silver, bronze
Chandigarh, October 20
Two Chandigarh rowers brought laurels to the city by making their presence felt during the Junior and Senior Asian Rowing Championship held in Korea recently.

Kanav Dosajh
Kanav Dosajh

Manjit Singh
Manjit Singh




EARLIER STORIES

Kamla Sharma is city BJP chief
Chandigarh, October 20
The BJP high command has replicated the Punjab model in appointing Kamla Sharma, first mayor of the municipal corporation of Chandigarh, as president of the party’s local unit for three years (2007-2010). In fact, the appointment of the former Mahila BJP chief, who was apparently the candidate with least resistance within the party, has not surprised political pundits.
   Kamla Sharma

Kamla Sharma

COMMUNITY

Encroachment dominates MC meeting
Chandigarh, October 20
Encroachments and recent drives to remove them by the municipal corporation occupied the centre stage at the meeting of house of the corporation, here today, with most councillors opposing their removal.

Women lead breast cancer awareness drive
Chandigarh, October 20
Neena Singh (63) smiles at the memory of the day when she insisted upon visiting a cancer detection centre in Delhi to find out if all was well with her. She never regretted the decision, life-saving as it proved.

Sahayta volunteers on their ‘Pink October’ campaign in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Sahayta volunteers on their ‘Pink October’ campaign in Chandigarh

VIP squadron to celebrate 60th anniversary
Chandigarh, October 20
The IAF’s Communication Squadron, tasked with providing air transport facilities to VVIPs, is observing its 60th anniversary. The squadron was raised on November 1, 1947, and has been based at the Air Force Station, Palam in New Delhi, since its inception.

Chandigarh Punjabi Tribune launched
Chandigarh, October 20
The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group, H.K. Dua, today released a four-page colour pullout of Chandigarh Punjabi Tribune at a function here today.


H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group, at the launch of a four-page Chandigarh Punjabi Tribune pullout in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group, at the launch of a four-page Chandigarh Punjabi Tribune pullout in Chandigarh

Close shave for scooterist

Chandigarh, October 20
A scooterist had a miraculous escape after his scooter rammed into a truck on the rear after the truck suddenly came to a halt at the Housing Board traffic lights this afternoon.



Firemen douse the flames after a scooter caught fire at the Housing Board traffic lights in Mani Majra on Saturday afternoon. — A Tribune photograph


Firemen douse the flames after a scooter caught fire at the Housing Board traffic lights in Mani Majra on Saturday afternoon

Parking on V-6 roads to ease
Chandigarh, October 20
Parking of vehicles on V-6 roads in the city’s residential areas will be regulated. Faced with the problem of increasing number of vehicles in each household, the Chandigarh administration has decided to allow parking only on one side of the road.

 
CRIME

SSP’s orders brushed aside
No arrest in property dispute case yet
Chandigarh, October 20
Gaurav Deep Goel, managing director of Radhey Sham Sarees Private Limited (Sector 18), today alleged that despite the fact that UT SSP Dinesh Bhatt had ordered the SHO of the Sector 17 police station on August 9 to arrest the accused involved in a property dispute and submit an action taken report within 10 days, no arrest had been made.

Driver decamps with Tata Sumo
Chandigarh, October 20
An Industrial Area-based employer has alleged that his driver decamped with his Tata Sumo. Promod Goyal of Phase 1, Industrial Area, reported to the police that his driver, Roop Chand, took away the Tata Sumo on October 16 and did not come back. A case under Section 406 of the IPC has been registered.

Mason falls to death
Chandigarh, October 20
A 25-year old mason was killed when he fell from the scaffolding of a house in Kajheri village, here today. He was rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Man found dead
Chandigarh, October 20
A 35-year-old man was found dead at his residence in Bhaskar Colony, here, this morning. The police has ruled out the possibility of foul play as no visible injury marks were found on the body.

Petrol pump looted
Panchkula, October 20
Two unidentified youths looted a petrol pump in Toka village near Ramgarh here today. The accused fled with Rs 6,000 cash which one of the employees working at the petrol station was carrying.

 
EDUCATION

Teachers awarded for excellence
Chandigarh, October 20
Teachers were honoured with the Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards in school teaching during a function held at PHD Chamber of Commerce, Sector 31, here, today.

UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) (second from right) with recipients of the Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards at PHD Chamber of Commerce, Sector 31, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) (second from right) with recipients of the Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards at PHD Chamber of Commerce, Sector 31, Chandigarh

A fusion of fact and fiction
Chandigarh, October 20
A prolific writer, her earlier works are academic and scholarly. But Manju Jaidka, professor of English at Panjab University, has decided to tweak it all, just a bit. She has just added a novel and a play to her repertoire and both were released today by Pradip Mehra, advisor to the administrator, UT, and PU vice-chancellor professor R.C. Sobti at the Central State Library, Sector 17.

Manju Jaidka (right), professor of English at PU, poses with UT adviser Pradip Mehra (centre) and vice-chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti at a book release function in Chandigarh
Manju Jaidka (right), professor of English at PU, poses with UT adviser Pradip Mehra (centre) and vice-chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti at a book release function in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

PU Youth Fest
Students showcase acting skills
Chandigarh, October 20

It was a day of theatre at the Panjab University Chandigarh Zone B Youth and Heritage Festival being held at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45. The host college presented the skit ‘Test Tube Baby’. GGS-26 presented the skit ‘Sarkari Chuhe’, showcasing problems of administration like bribery, red-tapism etc.
Students participate in a mime competition on the third day of the Panjab University Chandigarh Zone B Youth and Heritage Festival at Dev Samaj College for Women-45 in Chandigarh
Students participate in a mime competition on the third day of the Panjab University Chandigarh Zone B Youth and Heritage Festival at Dev Samaj College for Women-45 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Youth Fest
Gurinderjeet, Kiran walk away with best actor awards
Mohali , October 20
The youth festival of Punjabi University for Ropar zone concluded at Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Phase VI , here today.

Students perform bhangra on the concluding day of the Punjabi University youth festival at Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Mohali, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Students perform bhangra on the concluding day of the Punjabi University youth festival at Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Mohali

Bad habits go up in flames
Panchkula, October 20
The students of Gurukul, Sector 20, pledged to get rid of atleast one bad habit each on the festival of Dussehra. They wrote their ‘vow’ on a piece of paper, stuffed them into the effigy of Ravana and burnt them along with it.

From Schools
Children celebrate Dussehra with fervour
Chandigarh, October 20
The students of St Peter’s School, Sector 37, celebrated Dussehra with great zeal and enthusiasm, here today. A cultural programme was organised by the students, including a beautifully enacted Ramlila, depicting the victory of good over evil.

Admissions extended
Chandigarh, October 20
The first personal contact programme for students of MA (public administration), which has come under the semester system from the current academic session, was held at PU’s department of correspondence studies.


COURTS

Two firms penalised Rs 10,000
Chandigarh, October 20
The District Consumer Forum-I has directed the managing directors of Bangalore-based United Breweries Limited and Alpha Services Private Limited to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for failure to transfer shares in the name of the petitioner.

5 acquitted in assault case
Chandigarh, October 20
UT additional and sessions judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi yesterday acquitted five persons accused in an assault case. They were acquitted as the witness failed to recognise them.

Nayyar’s police remand extended
Chandigarh, October 20
A local court today extended the police remand of Sanjeev Nayyar, who was yesterday arrested on charges of forgery and fabrication of documents, till October 26. Nayyar is accused of duping a large number of people of their money.

 
HEALTH

Mental disorder rife in poor families: Study
Chandigarh, October 20
A random survey conducted on children coming to the institute for the mentally challenged in the city has found a relation between the disorder among children and poverty. The study has revealed that a majority of children who suffer from mental disorders are from families that are socially and economically disadvantaged.

61 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, October 20
At least 61 units of blood were donated by volunteers at a blood donation camp in the memory of Prabhjot Parmar at Sector 38 west here today. Prabhjot lost his life to blood cancer last year.

 
SPORTS

Kerala dominate cycle polo meet

Chandigarh, October 20
Kerala girls emerged winners in the senior as well as sub-junior sections in the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-Junior Girls’ Cycle Polo Championships today.



The Kerala team celebrates after winning the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-Junior Girls Cycle Polo Championships in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


The Kerala team celebrates after winning the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-Junior Girls Cycle Polo Championships in Chandigarh

Football
Cakewalk victory for St Stephen’s
Chandigarh, October 20
St Stephen’s Club and MCM DAV Club recorded victories in the four-team round robin league matches of the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship for Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy. The meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Football Association at the St Stephen’s School ground in Sector 45.

Wushu: Gulshan emerges winner
Chandigarh, October 20
Gulshan of GHS- Dadumajra, emerged winner in inter-school Wushu competitions in 44 kg (under 17, boys) category held at Sports Complex, Sector 42 here today. Kirpal of GMHS-37 was placed on the second position while the third place was jointly shared by Sunil (DAV SSS-8) and Tarun (Ryan International School-49).

Mukesh Bassi is HTCA chief
Chandigarh, October 20
Mukesh Bassi and Ravinder Talwar have been elected as president and general secretary, respectively, of the Haryana Twenty20 Cricket Association (HTCA), affiliated to Association of Twenty20 Cricket (India). Maha Singh was unanimously elected as treasurer of the association.

Dodgeball association gets new president
Panchkula, October 20
Samvartak Singh has been elected as president of Haryana Amateur Dodgeball Association in the general body meeting held here today. S.K. Setia has been selected as vice chairman and S.K. Goel has been chosen as the vice president while Vijay Anand and Davinder Singh have been appointed the joint secretaries of the association.

Ball Badminton tourney from Oct 24
Chandigarh, October 20
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association is organising IX Chandigarh Senior State League Ball Badminton Championship (men and women) for Sardar Piara Singh Trophy at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26 from October 24 to 26.


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