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Transport Policy Ready
Focus on road safety, decongestion

Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh administration has finalised the transport policy for the city. The focus of the policy will be to put the public transport vehicles in dedicated corridors, depending upon the width of the roads. Different roads will be specified for different categories of vehicles.

Don’t toy with your child’s health
Toxicity in playthings making kids sick
Symptoms: Stomach-ache, nausea

Chandigarh, October 24
If your child suffers from low haemoglobin, stomach-ache or nausea, the reason may be prolonged exposure to toys. A study by Toxic Link, a Delhi-based environment group, says 65 per cent toys in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai with non-toxic label has in fact lead content.

Sangeeta, mother of six-year-old Prateek and eight-year-old Shreya, laments the lack of awareness and absence of government regulations regarding toxic toys.

Obscenity complaint against painter
Viren TanwarChandigarh, October 24
City artist Viren Tanwar’s paintings, part of a group display of well-known artists at the Alliance Francaisein September, have come under ‘moral’ attack, with a complaint of obscenity against the artist.


Viren Tanwar

Woman stabs 2 cops
Chandigarh, October 24
A woman stabbed two policemen of the Chandigarh Police in Kajheri village last night.

CHB opts for multi-storey flats too
Chandigarh, October 24
In a departure from what has been the practice so far, the Chandigarh administration has decided to opt for multi-storey housing.












EARLIER STORIES

COMMUNITY

Staff to continue agitation
State, not PU, regulations applicable to DAV colleges: Mgmt 
Members of the unions of DAV College, Sector 10, and MCM DAV College, Sector 36, protest outside the venue where the members of the managing committee were interacting with the mediaChandigarh, October 24

Only state regulations are applicable to the DAV colleges and the DAV managing committee, there is no relevance of the PU Act as mentioned in the PU calendar. This was stated by D.R. Gupta, director (colleges), DAV managing committee, New Delhi, who was in town today in connection with the ongoing crisis at DAV College, Sector 10, and MCM DAV College, Sector 36.

Members of the unions of DAV College, Sector 10, and MCM DAV College, Sector 36, protest outside the venue where the members of the managing committee were interacting with the media. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Insurance firm refuses to pay kidney patient
Chandigarh, October 24
Beant Singh being helped by his wife at their Sector 4, Panchkula, residence Struggles never end. After giving up his regular nine-to-five job about seven years ago, Beant Singh was hoping to spend some relaxing time with his wife in their Sector 4, Panchkula, residence. But kidney ailment, and an insurance company's alleged apathy, has ensured that a bed-ridden Beant remains on his toes.




Beant Singh being helped by his wife at their Sector 4, Panchkula, residence on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Excise dept empties liquor bottles into Ghaggar 
Panchkula, October 24
Green Label, Bagpiper, Red Knight, Aristocrat and many more bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor were drained into the Ghaggar river while empty bottles were smashed to pieces during an exercise of the district excise department, here, today.

There was chaos on Chandigarh roads with several routes closed for Shobha Yatra on the eve of Balmiki Jayanti
There was chaos on Chandigarh roads with several routes closed for Shobha Yatra on the eve of Balmiki Jayanti on Wednesday. Tribune lensman Manoj Mahajan captured the scene at Kisan Bhavan Chowk

Seminar on emerging economies
Mohali, October 24
The SAS Institute of Information Technology and Research, Mohali, organised a one-day national seminar on ‘India and other Emerging Economies - A Comparative Study’ on the institute premises on Wednesday.

Land allotment to hospitals through auction
Mohali, October 24
Following the Chandigarh and Haryana pattern for allotment of land to super specialty hospitals and nursing homes, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to allot land to hospitals through open auction in Mohali.

Letters
Curb encroachments

 
CRIME

Sector 41 resident held with two passports
Chandigarh, October 24
The police has arrested a Sector 41 resident on the allegation of possessing two passports, obtained by furnishing forged documents.

 
BUSINESS

Honda rally to mark sale of 2 cr bikes 
Chandigarh, October 24
To commemorate the sale of 2 crore bikes, a rally was flagged off from the Lake Sports Complex, here, today. The rally named as ‘Bike-a-thon’ featured riders riding the entire range of Hero Honda bikes. Janmeja Singh Sekhon, irrigation minister, Punjab, flagged off the riders. Earlier, the riders were also felicitated at the Lakhwinder Wadali Night, an event organised by Hero Honda.

VAT exemption on tobacco withdrawn
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Administration has withdrawn the exemption from CST on the inter-state transactions of “tobacco and its products”.

Relief for SEZ units
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Administration has exempted the purchases made by the units situated in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), IT Park, from the levy of tax under the Punjab Value Added Tax Act, 2005, as extended to the UT. — TNS

 
EDUCATION

PU Notes
Rally marks Earth Day

Chandigarh, October 24
Students and faculty of the departments of geography and geology organised a special function to celebrate Earth Day today. The celebrations began with an oath-taking ceremony followed by a morning rally at 7 am. 
Children take part in the Maharishi Valmiki Shobha Yatra organised by the Maharishi Valmiki Committee in Chandigarh
Children take part in the Maharishi Valmiki Shobha Yatra organised by the Maharishi Valmiki Committee in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

PU Syndicate meeting today 
Schedule for election of fellows to be decided

Chandigarh, October 24
The schedule of dates for election of fellows from various constituencies for the term November 1, 2008, to October 21, 2012, is likely to be decided upon tomorrow when the PU Syndicate members meet. The proposed date of elections of ordinary fellows by registered graduate constituency-2007 is September 21, 2008, for ordinary fellows by constituency other than registered graduates and faculties-2008 is September 15, 2008, and for election of six ordinary fellows by the faculties is August 27, 2008.

World Technology Day at Chitkara
Mohali, October 24
The Punjab Technical University and Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology observed World Technology Day on the campus of the institute here today.

COURTS

High Court dismisses Dhingra’s revision plea
Chandigarh, October 24
Dismissing the then UT Superintending Engineer V.P. Dhingra's revision petition against CBI Special Court's orders turning down his plea for acquittal on ground of invalid prosecution sanction, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has adjudicated upon a vital issue of authority competent to grant sanction in such matters.

 
CULTURE

Photo Exhibition
Capturing Corbusier’s legacy

Dr B.N. Goswamy, Michel Dieudonne, Raghu Rai and Diwan Manna stand together, framed by Manna and Michel’s photographs on display at Alliance Francaise Chandigarh, October 24
Le Corbusier’s heritage found a fitting tribute at a photo exhibition which opened in the city today.

Dr B.N. Goswamy, Michel Dieudonne, Raghu Rai and Diwan Manna stand together, framed by Manna and Michel’s photographs on display at Alliance Francaise on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Reviving tradition through art
Chandigarh, October 24
Thanks to the art gallery culture, art, these days, is everybody’s deal. All you need for your exhibition to roll is a little zeal. And Darpanjot, a former lecturer from Samrala, has loads of this essential ingredient. Very often, it spills over into her works, which are on display since yesterday at IndusInd Gallery in Sector 8.

Raise award money to Rs 5 lakh, akademi to UT
Chandigarh, October 24
Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi recently convened a meeting to formalise the procedure for presenting the first Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi awards.

 
SPORTS

IAF, UP enter semifinals
Chandigarh, October 24
Hosts Chandigarh and Kerala teams vie with each other during a match of the ongoing Federation Cup Cycle Polo Championship being held at Police Lines, Sector 26, in Chandigarh Indian Air Force (IAF), Uttar Pradesh, Territorial Army and Maharashtra are the semifinalists of the Federation Cup Cycle Polo Championship being held at Police Lines grounds, Sector 26, here.

Hosts Chandigarh and Kerala teams vie with each other during a match of the ongoing Federation Cup Cycle Polo Championship being held at Police Lines, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Golf
Nalini takes lead 

Chandigarh, October 24
Nineteen-year-old Nalini Singh of Delhi gave a display of steady golf to take a two-stroke lead over overnight leader Shweta Galande, also of Delhi, after the second round of the 15th Realtech Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

GMSSS-10 lads lift kabaddi title
Chandigarh, October 24
GMSSS-10 clinched the first place in the under-19 boys’ Inter-School Kabaddi Tournament held at GGSSS-20 here today. The second place was bagged by DAV-8 while the third and fourth places were booked by GSSS-38 (West) and DAV-15, respectively.

Sports complex a belated move
Chandigarh, October 24
The municipal corporation has finally woken up to the needs of sportspersons of Mani Majra. It has planned a multipurpose sports complex with indoor and outdoor facilities. cricket and football grounds and basketball , badminton, squash and table tennis courts.

St Joseph’s Coaching Centre register win
Chandigarh, October 24
St. Joseph’s Coaching Centre, Sector 44, beat Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, in the IXth Chandigarh Senior State League Ball Badminton Championship for Men and Women for Sardar Piara Singh Trophy. The tournament was held at the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, here, today.

Bhawan knocks out Sanjeev
Chandigarh, October 24
Bhawan of GGDSD College, Chandigarh, defeated Sanjeev Kumar of GGDSD College, Hariana, in the 57-60 kg category of the Panjab University Inter-college Boxing Meet for Men today. The meet is underway at PU Gymnasium Hall.

Mini marathon on Oct 27
Chandigarh, October 24
To spread awareness of HIV/AIDS among the masses, primarily the city youth, members of the District Rotaract Organisation (3080) will organise a mini marathon from Sukhna Lake on October 27. — TNS

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