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Defence varsity in Sec 92 of Mohali
Mohali, October 22
The Indian National Defence University ( INDU) is likely to be set up in Sector 92 in Mohali on 231 acres. The Punjab government has decided to follow up the matter with the central government in this regard.

Human skeleton found
Chandigarh, October 22
A human skeleton was found in the fields of Khudda Ali Sher village here this morning. It was detected by servants of former DSP Balkar Singh who had gone to cut fodder in the morning. The land belongs to Ram Singh.

Police officials inspect the spot where a human skeleton was found in Khudda Ali Sher village in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 
Police officials inspect the spot where a human skeleton was found in Khudda Ali Sher village in Chandigarh on Monday.

ODI ticket sale from Nov 1
A view of the PCA Stadium where archrivals India and Pakistan will meet for the second ODI of the Indo-Pak series on November 8.Mohali, October 22
The stage is set for the much -awaited Indo-Pak ODI on November 8 at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here.
A view of the PCA Stadium where archrivals India and Pakistan will meet for the second ODI of the Indo-Pak series on November 8. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu




EARLIER STORIES

For special kids, integration the new motto
Chandigarh, October 22
The Chandigarh administration is gearing up to implement the Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs (CWSN) programme that aims to lend a helping hand to children with multiple disabilities.

COMMUNITY

Rotary Club honours eight citizens
Chandigarh, October 22
The Rotary Club of Chandigarh today honoured eight citizens with the annual Rotary vocational awards. R.S. Parmar, past district governor of Rotary International District 3080, gave away the awards, decied in consultation with heads of their respective departments in recognition of their devotion to duty.

Congress man killed, 15 hurt in road mishaps
Chandigarh, October 22
A district-level Congress leader from Naraingarh was killed while 15 others were injured in four separate road accidents in the past 24 hours in the city. The victims of the fatal accident were following an ambulance, which was carrying their relative, who was in a critical condition, to the PGI. Among the injured were two Army men a sub-inspector and a constable of the Chandigarh police.

225 acres for connectivity to mega projects
Land acquisition to be completed by April 30
Mohali, October 22
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is in the process of acquiring 225 acres of land to provide connectivity and other infrastructure to mega developers in the town. GMADA will also be developing a golf course in Sector 91, here.

Nancey Seghetti, an artist from the USA, Nek Chand and Tony Rajer, a trustee of the Nek Chand Foundation, pose after a press conference, held to announce the diamond jubilee celebrations of Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Monday.Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
It’s going to rock at garden
Chandigarh, October 22
The city is all set for the diamond jubilee celebrations of Rock Garden beginning from November 7. Created out of broken bric-a-brac, the garden was opened to public in 1976.

Nancey Seghetti, an artist from the USA, Nek Chand and Tony Rajer, a trustee of the Nek Chand Foundation, pose after a press conference, held to announce the diamond jubilee celebrations of Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


2 city neurologists honoured
Chandigarh, October 22

The Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) at its 15th annual meeting in Mumbai last week has honoured two neurologists from the city, Emeritus professor PGI Dr J.S. Chopra and Dr S Prabhakar, professor and head, department of neurology, PGI. This was the first time when 70 neurologists from Britain also participated in the IAN meet.
Prof J.S. Chopra Prof S. Prabhakar
Prof J.S. Chopra Prof S. Prabhakar

Debris, dumps banned at public places
Chandigarh, October 22
The district magistrate today directed the general public to remove construction debris, dumps or unclaimed vehicles from public places, vacant plots, road berms and footpaths in the city by October 29.

Youngsters in twenty20 mode at Sarangpur village in Chandigarh on Monday.
Youngsters in twenty20 mode at Sarangpur village in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Chandigarh through French eyes
Exhibition begins tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 22
It is not just about edifices, structures and architecture. It is about the bond that people have with the space they live in. While most facets of this master architect have been explored, an exhibition titled, ‘Regards Croisés Franco-Indiens (Indo-French Glances)’ discovers how people live around the architecture in their city.

Parking contractors fleece visitors to hospitals
Chandigarh, October 22
The visitors at the city hospitals, including Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, have to shell out more than the required parking fee as the authorities concerned contnue turning a blind eye to the malpractice by the contractors.

Members of a women’s organisation protest against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi before burning his effigy at Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Members of a women’s organisation protest against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi before burning his effigy at Sector 40, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

BSP rally not a show of strength says Dhawan
Chandigarh, October 22
Former union minister Harmohan Dhawan, who recently joined the BSP, today clarified that there were no differences with the Punjab unit of the party over Mayawati's October 28 rally in Chandigarh.

Ramlila stage set afire
But no one injured
Chandigarh, October 22
High drama prevailed at Bapu Dham Colony (BDC) in the wee hours today when some miscreants set afire a Ramlila stage. The residents of the colony resorted to slogan shouting and the situation was brought under control after the intervention of senior police officials.

INLD wants ban on rice to go
Panchkula, October 22
Senior Indian National Lok Dal leader Pradeep Chaudhary, accompanied by party activists today submitted a memorandum to DC Rajinder Kataria, seeking revocation of the ban imposed on export of non-basmati rice.

Dhani Ram Tribune employee dead
Chandigarh, October 22
Dhani Ram (43), helper, The Tribune, died here yesterday after a brief illness. He served the institution for more than 16 years. His cremation was largely attended at the Manimajra crematorium by his colleagues and relatives today. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
                                                                           
Dhani Ram

The newborn hippo with its mother at Chhat Bir Zoo. Hippo calf born at Chhat Bir
Chhat Bir, October 22
A hippopotamus calf was born at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park at Chhat Bir this morning.

The newborn hippo with its mother at Chhat Bir Zoo. The calf was born in water on Monday morning and took to swimming within an hour. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Fire in factory
Mohali, October 22
A fire broke out in a spices-manufacturing factory in Phase VIII, Industrial Area, here yesterday. According to reports, the factory was closed for the day when the fire broke out.

Nigerian detained
Panchkula, October 22
The local police today rounded up a foreigner for staying in the country without any valid documents. The police received a tip off a few of days ago informing that Cyril Archivong from Lagos, Nigeria, who was residing in Sector 11, was a drug peddler and would soon receive a consignment.

Fauji Beat
Is infantryman unskilled labourer?
“IN the evergreen memory of brave soldiers of the Sikh Regiment who laid down their lives so that Kashmiris might live in freedom. They were the first Indian troops to come to their rescue on October 27, 1947. On this fateful hill was fought their first engagement”. This is what is written on a board near a forested hill, called Green Hill, 50 km from Srinagar and close to Baramula.

 
CRIME

Motorcycle, scooter stolen
Chandigarh, October 22
Two vehicles got stolen from the city and a laptop was stolen from Sector 15 here. Amandeep of Sector 22-D reported that his Bullet motorcycle (PB-07-P-6805) was stolen from near Neelam Cinema, Sector 17, on Saturday.

 
BUSINESS

Biz Word
Bolero with power steering launched
Chandigarh, October 22
Mahindra and Mahindra today launched a new variant in the Bolero pick-up with power steering in the city today. The power steering has been launched keeping in mind the captive users’ needs in the four-wheeler cargo market.

Exhibition postponed
Chandigarh, October 22
"Chandikrit 2007", a three-day exhibition of industrial products, has been postponed to December 19. The exhibition will be held at Parade Ground in Sector 17.

 
EDUCATION

PU Conference
Bad governance breeds militancy, says expert
Chandigarh, October 22
The internal security situation in India has become very complex because of the interplay of internal and external forces. This was stated by Prof Dolly Arora from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, during a regional conference on Internal Security in India.

Earn while you learn is education dept’s new mantra
Chandigarh, October 22
Following the CBSE’s concept of skill-based learning, the Chandigarh education department has started a “Skill Development Singapore Plan” wherein the winner schools will be given incentives for the education trip to Singapore.

PEC workshop on robotics problems
Chandigarh, October 22
The Robotics Club of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) organised a two-day intercollegiate workshop on the college premises today. The theme of the workshop was to explain and discuss robotics problems for the upcoming ‘Pecfest4’ to be held from November 2-4.

COURTS

Delhi HC dismisses women Army officers’ plea
Chandigarh, October 22
Over four years after the first batch of women Army officers completed their stipulated 10-year service period, the Delhi High Court has ruled that they cannot be granted extension of service.

Wrong encashment of cheques
Reliance to refund Rs 6,519
Chandigarh, October 22
The Reliance Infocomm has been directed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I to refund Rs 6,519 to Abhimanyu C. Punchi since some cheques were wrongly encashed by the telecom firm.

 
CULTURE

Shubha Mudgal performs at a concert organised by the Chandigarh administration at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, in Chandigarh on Monday. Shubha Mudgal weaves magic
Chandigarh, October 22
The Festival of Classical Music Series-2007 organised by the Chandigarh administration featured classical maestro Shubha Mudgal in the opening concert at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, here today. The musical soiree got off to a majestic start with the doyenne of the Gwalior gharana delineating the melody of raga Purya Dhaneshari through a brief alaap before presenting a captivating composition “Mero kartar” in slow (vilambat) tempo set to ek tal.
Shubha Mudgal performs at a concert organised by the Chandigarh administration at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

 
SPORTS

MCM football champs
Chandigarh, October 22
MCM DAV Club lifted Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy in the four-team round robin league in the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship, which concluded at St Stephen's School’s grounds, Sector 45 here today.

Cakewalk for St. John’s
Chandigarh, October 22
St John’s -26 team celebrates the win against DC Model School during the Edmund Rice Cricket meet at St John’s in Chandigarh on Monday. It was a cakewalk win for St.John’s High School -26, as the team outclassed YPS, Mohali by a mammoth 153 runs on the opening day of the Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament held at St.John’s High School ground in Sector 26, here today.
St John’s -26 team celebrates the win against DC Model School during the Edmund Rice Cricket meet at St John’s in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Gaurav, Neha shine in archery
Chandigarh, October 22
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10 emerged overall champion with its archers Gaurav and Neha winning top honours in the boys and girls segments of Indian Round in Archery Sub Junior (Boys and Girls) State Championship at PU grounds here today.

Basketball
Victory for Tribune Model School cagers

Chandigarh, October 22
Tribune Model School-29 cagers outclassed GMSSS, Manimajra team 16-02 and AKSIPS-40 team beat GMSSS-22 team 26-06 in the Under 17 inter-school basketball competition for Boys held at GMSSS, Sector 46, here today.

Skating to success
Panchkula, October 22
At the young age of nine, he started learning skills on skates. Now that he is 16, he has a total of 55 medals including 33 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze under his belt.

Snooker Championship from Oct 26
Panchkula, October 22
Haryana Billiards and Snooker Association will conduct the State Billiards and Snooker Championship-2007 for the sub-junior, junior, senior categories at Haryana Billiards, Sector 11 here from October 26 to November 5. The last date of receipt of entries for all the events is October 25.

ADMINISTRATION

Pirthi Chand is joint secy, finance
Chandigarh, October 22
Pirthi Chand, a PCS officer who joined the Chandigarh Administration recently, was today appointed joint secretary, finance, and joint secretary, urban planning and engineering.


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