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Mayawati’s Rally
Show of strength for Dhawan
Chandigarh Vikas Manch and BSP to merge
Chandigarh, October 27
The social engineering formula of BSP supremo and UP Chief Minister Mayawati will get rolling in the city with a party rally even as elaborate security arrangements have been made for it.
The cavalcade of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati on its way from the airport to Hotel Taj in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. The cavalcade of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati on its way from the airport to Hotel Taj in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Patient’s kidneys go missing
Chandigarh, October 27
In a shocking incident, doctors of the civil hospital at Ambala City allegedly removed both kidneys of a 50-year-old woman, who was operated upon there to remove some obstruction from her kidney.

Hearing Blues
Ear-drum rupture cases surge

Chandigarh, October 27
It is festival season and doctors are wary. This is when they witness a spurt in cases involving hearing troubles, with several resulting in permanent hearing loss.

Infantry Day
Remembering those who fell in battle
Chandigarh, October 27
Infantry Day was observed at Western Command headquarters today, with officers and troops paying homage to their comrade-in-arms who had made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.



Power Generation
Govt needs industry support
Chandigarh, October 27
Power being a vital economic factor for industrial growth, the government's endeavour is to make the optimum utilisation of power resources at its disposal with emphasis on decentralised power generation coupled with implementation of long-term solutions, stated Anil Razdan, secretary, ministry of power, Government of India, while addressing the delegates at the ‘Conference on Indian Power Sector: 11th Plan & Beyond’ organised by the CII, Northern Region, at the CII Northern Region headquarters here yesterday.

MCM DAV violates RTI Act
Chandigarh, October 27
MCM DAV College, Sector 36, has once again refused information under the Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005. In identical letters written on October 24, 2007, to professors Ghanshyam Das, K.S. Chopra, A.L. Singla, Arun Kumar Aggarwal and Avanindra Chopra of DAV College, Sector 10, the college initially accepts that it is “an aided college”, but denies that it is “a public authority” as defined in the RTI Act.

Malls’ parking lots at odd sites
Chandigarh, October 27
It seems that the Chandigarh administration has misplaced priorities in providing temporary parking at the upcoming multiplexes and shopping malls in Industrial Area, Phase I, here.

Portraying NRIs in positive light
Chandigarh, October 27
The dull surroundings of Model Jail, Burail, came alive this morning with the shooting of a film “Aisee Diwangee”. The film, being directed by Abdul Kayum, is one of those love stories that have an NRI flavour, without which no film with Punjab presence seems complete these days.

Fans surround Kiran Kumar during the shooting of the film, “Aisee Diwangee”, in Sector 50, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Fans surround Kiran Kumar during the shooting of the film, “Aisee Diwangee”, in Sector 50, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

26 rescued from de-addiction centre
Mohali, October 27
As many as 26 inmates were rescued by the police from a drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centre in Phase VII, industrial area, here today.
It is alleged that at Sanjivini Foundation De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre, all the inmates were made to stay in one room. While the police has confiscated the record of the centre, all the inmates have been shifted to the local civil hospital.

Inmates at Sanjivani Drug De-addiction Centre at Phase 7, Industrial Area, Mohali, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Inmates at Sanjivani Drug De-addiction Centre at Phase 7, Industrial Area, Mohali, on Saturday.

Workshop on Dalit issues today
Chandigarh, October 27 Issues relating to atrocities against Dalits will be discussed at a daylong conference to be organised tomorrow by Human Rights Law Network at ICSSR Complex, PU. Justice Rajive Bhalla of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will inaugurate the conference.

Running for a cause
Chandigarh, October 27
The Rotaract clubs of district 3080 organised a ‘Chandigarh Mini Marathon’, at Sukhna Lake, here, today. The marathon, which was flagged off at 8 am, was part of the club’s ongoing campaign, ‘Dose of Hope’.

Traffic police gives rules a go by
Panchkula, October 27
While appreciating the Panchkula police for waking up to traffic violations in the city and issuing challans to make its presence felt, the Citizens’ Welfare Association today said the police was being unreasonable at times and even challaning law-abiding citizens.

Restrictions on firecrackers
Chandigarh, October 27
The district magistrate has banned the use of firecrackers between 10 pm and 6 am from October 29 to November 11.

Painting competition
Chandigarh, October 27
As part of the 68th anniversary of the CRPF, a drawing and painting competition was held at the CRPF camp in Hallo Majra, here today.


Man held for stealing jeep
Chandigarh, October 27
The police arrested a Ropar resident for decamping with his employer’s vehicle from the Industrial Area 11 days ago. The accused had started plying the vehicle as a taxi after displaying a fake registration number on it.


From Schools
Rhyme time at St Soldier’s
Mohali, October 27
‘Rhymes n Recitation Day’ was celebrated with great enthusiasm at St Soldier’s International Convent School, Phase VII, here yesterday. The programme started with an introductory speech by the junior wing in-charge Amrit Kalsi who apprised the parents about the significance of enhancing speech skills and their relevance in personality building.


Sitarist captivates audience
Chandigarh, October 27
The Chandigarh administration, in association with the Triveni Sangeet Sabha, presented a programme during the Festival of Classical Music 2007 at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, here today. Harbinder Kumar Sharma, an acclaimed sitarist of the Imdadkhani gharana and the foremost disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb, commenced the soiree with a scintillating recital.

Classical singer Shruti Sadolikar performs during the Festival of Classical Music at Bhargava Auditorium , PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 
Classical singer Shruti Sadolikar performs during the Festival of Classical Music at Bhargava Auditorium , PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday.

Artistes hold audience spellbound
Chandigarh, October 27
The Broadcasting Corporation of India held its annual Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan at Lobana Bhavan, here, today. Well-acclaimed santoor maestro Satish Vyas opened up the concert. He delineated the finer nuances of raga Chander Kauns delving deep into the contemplative alaap, jod jhalla before forming the abstract raga form. The maestro was at his best while executing the gats, both vilamat and drut, set to jhap tal and ek tal, respectively.

Sparkling recitals spell magic
Chandigarh, October 27
A captivating sarod recital by Lucknow-based Pandit Narender Nath Dhar and a vocal performance by vivacious vocalist Manjri Asnare lighted up the second day of the ongoing Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan organised by the Indian National Theatre (INT) and Indian Oil at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium. The Tribune Group of Newspapers is the media sponsor.


TT Tourney
Anshul, Manisha clinch twin titles
Mohali, October 27
Anshul Garg of Railways and Manisha Sharma of Patiala claimed double titles each on the final day of the VI Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament. The meet was held at the multipurpose hall of Manav Mangal Smart School, Sector 64, here, today.

Dhan Bahadur is best gymnast
Chandigarh, October 27
Dhan Bahadur of Guru Harkrishan Public School made a clean sweep by winning gold medals in all apparatus competitions for junior boys in the 34th Chandigarh State Gymnastic Championship for sub-juniors, juniors and seniors at the Sector 7 Sports Complex here, today.

DharamvirDharamvir proves mettle
Chandigarh, October 27
Local striker Dharamvir, a player of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, won the ‘Best Player of the Tournament’ award at the six-nation Singapore International Hockey Challenge tournament that concluded at Singapore last week.


Shivam leads Vivek High to victory
Chandigarh, October 27
With his overall fine performance, Shivam Bhambri (63 n o and 4 for 21) propelled Vivek High School, Sector 38, to beat YPS, Mohali, by seven wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament being played at St. John's High School, Sector 26, here, today.

Naman is snooker champ
Panchkula, October 27
Naman Nagpal beat Parmod Kumar 2-0 in the sub-junior snooker category in the Haryana State Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship-2007 that started at Haryana Billiards, Sector 11, here today.


In City Beautiful, 7.7 per cent area is under green cover, which is one-third of the national average (23 per cent).
GREEN CANOPY: In City Beautiful, 7.7 per cent area is under green cover, which is one-third of the national average (23 per cent). But in Haryana and Punjab, the picture is even more dismal with forest cover being only 3.43 per cent and 3.14 per cent, respectively. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Plot Allotment
HC allows Mansa Devi Board’s plea
Chandigarh, October 27
Holding that the concession given by the then Haryana advocate-general of handing over a plot to a resident in connection with the land to be acquired for developing area around the Mansa Devi complex was erroneous, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the maintenance of status quo in this regard.

Plaintiff fined for forgery
Chandigarh, October 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on a petitioner, Surinder Singh, for wrongly dragging BSNL into litigation.

All set for PEC fest
Chandigarh, October 27
The stage is set for the three-day ‘Vodafone PECFEST 4th Dimension’ from
November 2.

Bid to sell stolen cell lands student in police net
Chandigarh, October 27
The police has arrested a college student who was trying to sell a stolen mobile set to a shopkeeper.

Go for regular mammograms
Breast cancer, most prominent among women, though there is no definitive way of preventing it, change in lifestyle, healthy diet, cautious use of antioxidants, exercise and weight reduction can help reduce the chance of developing it.

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From Schools and Colleges
Students attend career guidance programme
Chandigarh, October 27
The career counselling and placement cell, Government College, Sector 11, has organised a two-day programme on career guidance. On the first day, 137 students participated in several events that were held in collaboration with Career Launcher. On the second day, a workshop on students’ empowerment was conducted for final-year students.

Myanmar delegation visits Fortis
Mohali, October 27
A delegation, comprising 25 members from Myanmar, visited Fortis Hospital here yesterday to understand the functioning of a state-of-the-art hospital with international recognition. The delegation comprised senior officials from various ministries of Myanmar, including health, energy, mines, railways, law, planning commission and education.

Cops fight stress by doing yoga
Chandigarh, October 27
In a unique effort, a yoga and meditation camp was conducted at the Sector 3 police station to equip the policemen to tackle pressures of job effectively.

Save the Planet
It’s now or never, warns UN report
Humanity is changing earth’s climate so fast and devouring resources so voraciously that it is poised to bequeath a ravaged planet to future generations, the UN warned in its most comprehensive survey of the environment.

Celebration fiesta in city from Nov 2
Chandigarh, October 27
Festival season is also the season of exhibitions in the city with a number of shopping fests lined up to add zing to the shopping experience. Celebration fiesta is one such event to be organised at Chandigarh Club on November 2 and 3 but with a difference as this is a baazar with a cause which will benefit the mentally challenged children of Vatika school for special children, Sector 19, Chandigarh.

55 delegates attend conference
Chandigarh, October 27
DSM, which creates innovative products and services in life sciences and material sciences, organised a conference at CII here recently on “Sustainable development and safety health and environmental compliance”.

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