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Inquiry ordered into Army-MES fracas
Chandigarh, October 21
The Army has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain facts and fix responsibility into the fracas between personnel of the military police and some civilian employees of the Military Engineer Service at Chandi Mandir late last night.

7 employees booked
Panchkula, October 21
The police today booked seven MES employees for rioting, assaulting a public servant, criminal intimidation and creating a ruckus at the Chandi Mandir cantonment, last night.

Senior citizens’ cell in distress
Panchkula, October 21
Short on hands, the Senior Citizens’ Security Cell of the district police is hard-pressed for time as calls pour in for help from all corners. Volunteers from within the force have not signed up so far and the mobiles of those with the cell, haven’t begun to ring yet.

In Basta
Police dilly-dallying helped murder suspects flee
Chandigarh, October 21
Five years gone yet the Chandigarh Police is clueless about the whereabouts of a domestic Nepalese servant and his wife, prime suspects in the murder of a 78-year-old widow, Prakash Kaur. The latter was found brutally done to death at her Sector 15 residence on May 24, 2002.




EARLIER STORIES

Separated from child, woman kills herself
Chandigarh, October 21
Harsimrat Kaur, (30), mother of an eight-year-old son, consumed poison at her Sector 11 residence late last night. She was found writhing in pain by her mother and was rushed to the PGI, where she died.

October favourite month for bomb strikes
Chandigarh, October 21
If bombing has become the sole and most potent weapon of terrorist organisations, October has been their favourite strike month.

Nostalgic moment: S.C. Gupta, Bobby Jindal’s maternal uncle, and his wife Usha, flip through albums showing Bobby’s photographs, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Bobby Jindal’s kin go down memory lane
Chandigarh, October 21
Even the Indians in the country and outside went overboard in celebrating the resounding win of Bobby Jindal as the Louisiana governor, it was a quiet celebration at his maternal uncle’s house in Sector 21 here. In fact, nostalgia enveloped S.C. Gupta, a retired Hindustan Motors top executive, and his doctor wife Usha, as Raj and Amar Jindal, Bobby’s parents, conveyed the news about his election to them over telephone this morning.

Nostalgic moment: S.C. Gupta, Bobby Jindal’s maternal uncle, and his wife Usha, flip through albums showing Bobby’s photographs, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

COMMUNITY

Kill social evils, not just Ravana: Bhatti
Chandigarh, October 21
The 16th annual celebrations of the Sri Saraswati Dushehra Committee, Sector 24, were marked by an impressive show based on anti-terrorism.

Jaspal Bhatti and his men posing as social evils fight with Lord Rama’s sena during the Dussehra celebrations in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Jaspal Bhatti and his men posing as social evils fight with Lord Rama’s sena during the Dussehra celebrations in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday.


The effigy of Ravana goes up in smoke at the Sector 17 parade ground in Chandigarh on Sunday.
The effigy of Ravana goes up in smoke at the Sector 17 parade ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Excitement, gaiety mark Dussehra
Panchkula, October 21 Dussehra was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the town here this evening, marking the victory of good over evil.

Army provides artificial limbs to Lebanese nationals
Chandigarh, October 21
Over 100 Lebanese soldiers and civilians who were disabled in the recent conflict at Nahr-Al-Bared, have been provided artificial limbs by the Indian Army contingent deployed there at a special camp organised.

Admn yet to amend building bylaws
Madhya Marg shopkeepers seek changes
Chandigarh, October 21
The Chandigarh administration is yet to decide on amending the building bylaws for showrooms in Sectors 7 and 26, located along the Madhya Marg.

RTI Act
Applicant gets incomplete information
Chandigarh, October 21
Officials in the Chandigarh Administration are allegedly impeding the effective implementation of the Right to Information Act (RTI) and not properly addressing queries of its applicants.

82-year-old sees threat to life
Chandigarh, October 21
An 82-year-old woman of Sector 22 has alleged that a there is a threat to her life from a family residing in a portion of the house she lives in.

Police remembers its martyrs
Chandigarh, October 21
The Chandigarh Police observed Police Commemoration Day at the Sector 17 police station, here today. Police contingents from Punjab and Haryana participated in the parade and paid homage to 717 officials who had lost their lives while on duty. It was in 1959 that a small contingent of the Indian Police was attacked by Chinese troops, resulting in the death of 10 jawans. Ever since, the day has been observed across the country on October 21 and homage is paid to those who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country.

Police personnel reverse arms.

Police personnel reverse arms.

Close shave for 7
Panchkula, October 21
Seven boys hailing from Industrial Area, Chandigarh, who were on excursion to Morni Hills, had a miraculous escape this evening when their car fell into a ditch 15km from here.

Kamla Sharma takes charge

Kamla Sharma, the newly appointed president of the local unit of the BJP, being felicitated by mayor Harjinder Kaur at the party’s office in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Kamla Sharma, the newly appointed president of the local unit of the BJP, being felicitated by mayor Harjinder Kaur at the party’s office in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Elected
Chandigarh, October 20
Chartered accountant Alok Krishan has been elected chairman of the Chandigarh branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Letters
Development, environment go hand in hand
It is common to read reports related to cutting of trees in newspapers. Many times trees are cut to make way for slip roads/widening of roads/highways. At other times, trees right in the middle of slip roads are not cut, hampering the safe flow of traffic.

 
EDUCATION

Help for kids with learning disabilities
Chandigarh, October 21
Here’s some help for children who look normal and talk normal but can’t read, write or spell like their peers.

PU Youth Fest
Folk dances mark concluding day
Chandigarh, October 21
Government College for Girls, Sector 11, bagged the team prize in Punjabi folk dance (heritage) event during the Panjab University Diamond Jubilee Chandigarh Zone B Youth Festival that was being held at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, here, today. MCM DAV College-36 and GCG-42 girls claimed second and third positions, respectively.

DAV management befooling us on CPF: Teachers
Chandigarh, October 21
A delegation of the MCM DAV and DAV College Employees’ Unions met Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti and submitted a memorandum charging the DAV College Managing Committee and the principals of MCM DAV and DAV Colleges for trying to befool the teachers regarding contributory provident fund (CPF) on total salary and leave encashment.

Students’ date with Bollywood stars
Gulshan Grover and Om Puri with students of Anupam Kher’s acting institute Actor Prepares in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, October 21
Bollywood stars Om Puri and Gulshan Grover visited Anupam Kher's institute Actor Prepares today. Interacting with students, Grover said confidence could be a stepping stone to become a successful actor.

Gulshan Grover and Om Puri with students of Anupam Kher’s acting institute Actor Prepares in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Tiny tots stage play
Mohali, October 21
Vivek High School, Sector 70, celebrated its founder’s day celebrations on Saturday. Tiny tots of the school staged a musical play ‘Mera mera naa karo’. A jungle scene came alive as the children dramatised, danced and sang songs, depicting characters of various animals.

 
CULTURE

Om Puri Classics should not be remade, says Om Puri
Chandigarh, October 21
The account of the momentous journey of India’s first truly international star, Om Puri, who created ripples in the Indian and western cinema with his powerful portrayal a diversity of roles, will soon be available in the book form.

Reaching out with music
Mario Canonge Chandigarh, October 21
For Mario Canonge, the celebrated pianist from the Caribbean, nothing stands in the way of music and the world. “Music is the language I use for cultural exchanges across the world ridden with globalisation. I make my language in the instant. In my realm, there is nothing called planning. Everything is in the moment,” says the man, revered in music circles as the ‘musician for all seasons’.

Shubha Mudgal to perform today
Chandigarh, October 21
Shubha Mudgal, one of the finest classical vocalists of our times, will present her recital at PGI’s Bhargava Auditorium, tomorrow. The event is being organised by the Chandigarh administration.

HEALTH

Oil best cure for winter itch
Chandigarh, October 21
The incidences of skin diseases, which were believed to be more during the summers and the rainy season, are on the rise in winters too. Patients complaining of ‘winter itch, asteatotic eczema, aggravation of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis and xerosis’, are consulting city dermatologists. However, a few precautions can help avoid skin problems.

 
SPORTS

Top golfers for Punjab Ladies Open
Bangalore’s Sharmila all set to defend title
Chandigarh, October 21
The defending champion, Sharmila Nicolette from Bangalore, and 60 other top amateur lady golfers from all over the country have converged on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club for the 15th Realtech Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship that gets under way on Tuesday.

CTCA, HTCA select probables
Chandigarh, October 21
A total of 30 probables have been selected for the CTCA (Chandigarh Twenty20 Cricket Association) camp, being held here for the preparation of National Twenty20 Cricket Championship (Under-15) scheduled to begin from October 26. The camp is being organised by the CTCA and is beginning tomorrow at cricket stadium, Sector 16.

St Stephen’s take on MCM DAV today
Chandigarh, October 21
St Stephen’s Club will take on MCM DAV Club while Carmel Convent will fight against DAV SSSClub -8 for third and fourth positions, in the last four-team round robin fixture during the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship for Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy tomorrow. The meet is being held at the St Stephen’s School ground in Sector 45, here.

Dharmani is skipper of Ranji team
Mohali, October 21
The Senior Selection Committee of Punjab announced the name of Pankaj Dharmani as skipper of the Ranji team for the cricket season 2007-08.

Jubilant Punjab team, which won the 19th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship at the Sector 17 football ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. Punjab girls are kabaddi champs
Chandigarh, October 21
Punjab clinched the 19th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship in women category beating Haryana eves 41-35 points on the final day of encounters played at Sector 17 Football grounds here.

Jubilant Punjab team, which won the 19th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship at the Sector 17 football ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


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