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Raid Scare
Shopkeepers down shutters

Business affected
Chandigarh, October 25
It was a bad day for shopkeepers in the city. They were hoping to cash in on the festival fever, but many had to down shutters for over six hours and did little business today. Neither were they on a protest, nor were they supporting a bandh call.
Trouble in Mohali too
Mohali, October 25
The Phase VII market here was closed this evening after an altercation between a customer and a shopkeeper. Shopkeepers in the area said the market was closed in protest against the beating up of two shopkeepers by the customer.

Newborn dies of burn injuries at PGI
Nurse forgot to turn off heat chamber, alleges father
Chandigarh, October 25
A newborn girl died of burns injuries at the Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGI, today due to alleged negligence of the paramedical staff. The three-day girl died at 7 pm after her left side was burnt due to over-exposure in a heat chamber at the centre.

Punish erring DAV colleges: Talwar
Walks out of syndicate meeting
Chandigarh, October 25
Prof Dinesh Talwar today stormed out of the Panjab University syndicate meeting and declared ‘I quit’ after he failed to persuade the vice-chancellor and other members of the syndicate to penalise the erring DAV colleges in Chandigarh for not implementing statutory provisions regarding CPF on the total salary and leave encashment as decided at the September 13 meeting of the syndicate.

PU syndicate meets
Suspension of 2 varsity dons revoked
Chandigarh, October 25
High drama ensured that the Panjab University syndicate meeting was not without its moments today. Apart from the striking walkout staged by Prof Dinesh Talwar, two other noteworthy decisions were taken by the members of the syndicate.





EARLIER STORIES

Mind your manners with chosen ones, Centre tells UT
Chandigarh, October 25
UT officials need to be more courteous and responsive to queries made by members of Parliament and state legislatures. This advice comes from the union ministry of personnel and public grievances.

Omission in procurements of supplies, bungling of funds
Lt Gen faces fresh action
Chandigarh, October 25
Fresh proceedings against former Director General Supplies and Transport, Lt Gen S K Sahni, for various irregularities allegedly committed by him, are expected to commence at Headquarters 11 Corps, Jalandhar, tomorrow. He arrived at Jalandhar today, where he has been attached after being recalled from retirement, it is learnt.

COMMUNITY

Shop in trouble for overcharging
Chandigarh, October 25
Varinder Pal Bhambri, an advocate in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has accused a Sector 40-based retail shop, 6 TEN, of over charging. Bhambri stated that he purchased 10 kg of sugar at the rate of Rs 16.50 per kg. However, the cashier at the counter charged Rs 17, overcharging Rs 5 from him.

Shift school site: Residents
Panchkula, October 25
The site of a nursery school in Sector 12 has raised the hackles of the residents who have threatened to move court to seek reprieve. With parks on either side of the school site, the residents are of the opinion that the entire ground should be converted into a park and the school site be shifted to another location.
Residents discuss the course of action to be taken to stall the “handing over” of their only open space to make way for a nursery school in Sector 12, Panchkula
Residents discuss the course of action to be taken to stall the “handing over” of their only open space to make way for a nursery school in Sector 12, Panchkula, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Every moment of life is special: Raghu Rai
Chandigarh, October 25
It is a “magical” journey that he embarked upon more than 40 years ago when he took up photography. But even today the enchantment lives on for illustrious photographer Raghu Rai. Ask him what he considers as his favourite subject to shoot and he does not even have to think before answering.              Raghu Rai
Raghu Rai

Tanwar gets support from various quarters
Chandigarh, October 25
Renowned city-based artist Viren Tanwar today recorded his statement at the Sector 36 police station in response to the complaint levelled by human rights activist Arvind Thakur against his paintings put up at an exhibition last month in the city.

AC buses turn CTU staff cold; protest held
Chandigarh, October 25
Protesting against the new transport policy of the Chandigarh administration, the CTU Workers’ Union held a dharna in front of the director, CTU office, in the Industrial Area here today.

CTU workers hold a dharna in front of the CTU director’s office in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

CTU workers hold a dharna in front of the CTU director’s office in Chandigarh

 
CRIME

Man, 3 of family held in dowry case
Chandigarh, October 25
The Chandigarh police today arrested Paramjit Singh of Nahan along with three other members of his family in a dowry harassment case. It was on Paramjit’s complaint that the CBI had arrested a constable of the Chandigarh police under the Prevention of Corruption Act earlier this month. while a sub-inspector had dodged the trap.

 
EDUCATION

Fearing Peeping Toms, girls quit hostel
Chandigarh, October 25
Two months after a Peeping Tom was found in one of the washrooms of the BSc hostel, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, nothing has been done by the authorities to ensure the privacy of inmates is not breached again.

One of the windows in the washrooms without grills in a hostel at Government Home Science College, Sector 10; and (right) a window in the hostel corridor without a glass that invites garbage from outside
One of the windows in the washrooms without grills in a hostel at Government Home Science College, Sector 10; and (right) a window in the hostel corridor without a glass that invites garbage from outside. — Tribune photographs

Prof gets lifetime-achievement award
Chandigarh, October 25
It has many firsts to its name and now, the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Panjab University has added another feather to its academic cap by hosting the 12th annual convention of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India.

Drug controller-general of India Dr M. Venkateswarlu (right) honours professor Harkishan Singh with a lifetime-achievement award in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Drug controller-general of India Dr M. Venkateswarlu (right) honours professor Harkishan Singh with a lifetime-achievement award in Chandigarh


Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School hold anti-firecracker placards during a rally in Chandigarh
AGENTS OF CHANGE:
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School hold anti-firecracker placards during a rally in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Celebrations galore at YPS
Mohali, October 25
The annual cultural extravaganza of the junior wing of Yadavindra Public School was held here today. The event was marked by a potpourri of music, dance, theatre, handicrafts and pottery besides the achievements of the school eco club.

PU Notes
Language congress from Nov 2
Chandigarh, October 25
As part of the ongoing diamond jubilee celebrations, the faculty of languages will organise the first-ever ‘Chandigarh Language and Literature Congress’ in the English Auditorium of the campus on November 2 and 3.

 
HEALTH

Matter Of The Heart
Hospital comes to aid of needy
Mohali, October 25
“A new lease of life has been given to my 11-year-old son after a surgery was performed on him by Grecian Super-speciality Hospital. He had a hole in his heart,” said Balbir Singh from Ferozepur who worked as a labourer.

 
SPORTS

Territorial Army lift title
Chandigarh, October 25
Territorial Army (TA) won top honours in the Federation Cup Cycle Polo Championship beating Indian Air Force (IAF) 13-11 in the well-contested final match that was held at the Chandigarh Police Lines, Sector 26, here, today.
A match of the Federation Cup Cycle Polo Championship in progress at Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A match of the Federation Cup Cycle Polo Championship in progress at Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh

Golf: Sharmila surges ahead
Chandigarh, October 25
Defending champion Sharmila Nicolette from Bangalore struck a bright patch, although the birdie remained elusive, as she surged ahead with a three-over par 75 card to take a three-stroke lead on the penultimate day of the 15th Realtech Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Gurjot (9), the youngest participant at the Punjab Ladies Open Golf Tournament in Chandigarh
Gurjot (9), the youngest participant at the Punjab Ladies Open Golf Tournament in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Harjeet grabs six wickets
Chandigarh, October 25
A six-wicket haul by Harjeet enabled Government College, Muktsar, to register a 56-run victory over the local Government College-46 in the Panjab University Inter-college Cricket Tournament at PU, here today.

Netball
PU Campus beat DAV-10
Chandigarh, October 25
Host PU Campus emerged winner in the Panjab University Inter-college Netball Tournament beating DAV College-10 by 27-23 at PU grounds, here, today. Sri Guru Gobind Singh College-26 and Government College-11 secured the third and fourth places, respectively.

CHANDIGARH TRIBUNE PART-II 


City Vehicleful

Is the number of vehicles in City Beautiful higher as compared to those in other cities?
Is the number of vehicles in City Beautiful higher as compared to those in other cities? A report, “State of Environment Chandigarh, 2004”, says there is one registered vehicle for every 1.7 person in the city, while in New Delhi and Pune there is one vehicle for four and 16 persons, respectively. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Admission Flip-Flop
PU withdraws MBA prospectus
Chandigarh, October 25
Several thousand copies of the prospectus for admission to the University Business School, Panjab University, for MBA, MBA (IB), MBA (HR) and MBA (Biotech) have been withdrawn as two discrepancies were noted in the ‘instructions for candidates’ section.

ISBTs set for makeover
Chandigarh, October 25
The administration has framed an action plan for upgrading infrastructure of inter-state bus terminals (ISBTs) in Sector 17 and 43. At a recent meeting, chaired by home secretary Krishna Mohan, it was decided to give a facelift to the ISBTs.


Licences for selling firecrackers being issued

Chandigarh, October 25
With Diwali festival approaching fast, the administration has started issuing licences for the sale of firecrackers. So far, 584 licences have been renewed and more are expected to be renewed in the coming days. Officials handling the licence branch say that as compared to the last year, the number of permissions was expected to increase.



Decline in groundwater
City heading towards water crisis
Chandigarh, October 25
There is a need to tackle the prevailing water crisis in the city. There should a master plan on water conservation, say scientists at the Chandigarh-based Central Ground Water Board of the Ministry of Water Resources.


— Photo by Manoj Mahajan


— Photo by Manoj Mahajan


Blood donation, a noble act

Blood like oxygen is a source of life. Despite advances in modern medicine, there is still no substitute for human blood. So far, for the needy, the only alternative is the Samaritan act of blood donation.


Students of the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali, donate blood at camp held in the institute recently.
— A Tribune photograph


Students of the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali, donate blood at camp held in the institute recently


Assn resents drive against illegal playing of music

CHANDIGARH: Marriage palaces, restaurant and bar owners, shopkeepers, event managers and organisers of ceremonies may face the music for playing recorded music without obtaining permission from the “owner of the musical work”, if the Indian Performing Right Society has its way.

A DJ at work. — A Tribune photograph


A DJ at work

‘B-school grads increasingly seeking jobs in public sector’
Graduates from medium and small business schools are increasingly seeking jobs in the public sector due to their stable and secured nature, said a survey. Students from those business schools which are located in tier-II cities, such as Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Dehra Dun, Jaipur, Indore, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad.

Applications invited for scholarship
Chandigarh, October 25
The centre for cultural resources and training of the union ministry of culture has invited applications under Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme for 2008-09 by December 31.

Marriage registration made compulsory
Chandigarh, October 25
The administration has made registration of marriages solemnised in the UT compulsory with immediate effect, an official spokesman said. He said the additional deputy commissioner and the district revenue officer had been notified as marriage officer and the registrar of marriages, respectively.

Proposal to amend motorised rehri bylaws
Chandigarh, October 25
The Chandigarh administration has proposed to amend the bylaws regarding motorised rehris. As per the proposal, the applicant for motorised rehris should be a bona fide resident of the city for the past three years at least from the date of application.

Share data on driving licences, UT told
Chandigarh, October 25
The ministry of road transport and highways has sought that the data pertaining to issuing and cancellation of driving licences of each state and union territory should be available to each other.

Update skills, teachers told
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 25
A faculty development programme has been organised at the Cordia Institute of Business Management, Sanghol, which was inaugurated by Diljit Rana, MP from the UK, and chairman of the Rana Charitable Trust, UK.


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