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On fasting day, safety tips & gifts
Chandigarh, October 29
Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy today conducted a “Helmet Awareness Campaign” for city women in association with the Chandigarh traffic police on the occasion of Karva Chauth.
Students of Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy give brochures and gifts to women riding two-wheelers on safety in Chandigarh on Monday. Students of Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy give brochures and gifts to women riding two-wheelers on safety in Chandigarh on Monday
Students of Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy give brochures and gifts to women riding two-wheelers on safety in Chandigarh on Monday. —Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

At last, khaki’s blue-eyed to march out
Chandigarh, October 29
For over 100 “blue-eyed” policemen stationed at one place for up to four years, despite transfer orders issued to them from time to time, its time to move. Thses orders have been issued to 67 constables, 23 head constables and 10 women constables. Most of them were posted at the Industrial Area and the Sector 19 police station.





EARLIER STORIES

Women return home after performing the Karva Chauth puja in Sector 44, Chandigarh,
Women return home after performing the Karva Chauth puja in Sector 44, Chandigarh, 
on Monday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

‘Azadi’ from tickets
Chandigarh, October 29
Showcasing India's freedom struggle and its post-independence progress, "Azadi Express", a train exhibition, will chug into the Chandigarh railway station on October 31.

Young girl found dead near Morni
Panchkula, October 29
A young unidentified girl was found dead in a ditch on the Morni-Raipur Rani road here today. The police suspects the girl, in her early twenties, was murdered. A case of murder has been registered against unidentified assailants.

Kidney Case
Probe team says surgeon guilty
Chandigarh, October 29
Civil surgeon of the Civil Hospital, Ambala city, Sudhir Kapoor, was held guilty of removing both kidneys of a patient by a probe committee comprising two civil surgeons and the CMO.


COMMUNITY

Encourage curiosity: Prof Yash Pal
Chandigarh, October 29
“The purpose of education should be to unite and solidify instead of dividing society. Universities must locate their life in souls, needs, aspirations, and expectations of society,” averred Prof Mool Chand Sharma, vice-chairman, UGC.

Prof Yash Pal, former chairman, UGC, addresses the audience at the inaugural session of the two-day All-India Universities North-Zone Vice-Chancellors’ meet-2007 at Panjab University on Monday. —A Tribune photograph
Prof Yash Pal, former chairman, UGC, addresses the audience at the inaugural session of the two-day All-India Universities North-Zone Vice-Chancellors’ meet-2007 at Panjab University on Monday.

Higher education neglected in Punjab: Manpreet
Chandigarh, October 29
The two-day all-India univerties’ north-zone vice-chancellors’ meet-2007 kick-started today at the Panjab University campus with the finance minister, Punjab, Manpreet S Badal, Prof Mool Chand Sharma, vice-chairman, UGC, and Prof Yash Pal, former chairman, UGC, setting the agenda at the inaugural session.

‘Beyond Identity’ released
Chandigarh, October 29
In Aristotle’s words "Fiction is of greater philosophical importance than history because history represents things as they are while fiction represents them as they ought to be". A literary creation by Preminder Singh Sandhawalia titled "Beyond Identity", launched today at an impressive ceremony at a local hotel today.
Premider Singh Sandhawalia addresses a gathering after the release of his book "Beyond Identity" at a function in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday. —A Tribune photograph
Premider Singh Sandhawalia addresses a gathering after the release of his book "Beyond Identity" at a function in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Agro-chemicals threat to environment, says Langah 
Chandigarh, October 29
Use of agro-chemicals pose a major threat to environment and ecology in the region, especially in Punjab, said Punjab agriculture minister Sucha Singh Langah while inaugurating a conference on environment and livelihood security through resource management in northern India here today. 

Rs 1crore grant for UT villages
Chandigarh, October 29
Union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal today announced a grant of Rs 1 crore for UT villages from his MPLAD scheme.


Union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal (extreme right) at a rural conference organised by the CTCC at Attawa village, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photograph

Union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal (extreme right) at a rural conference organised by the CTCC at Attawa village, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Youth’s body found in Phase VII
Mohali, October 29
The Mohali police found an unidentified body of a youth in Phase VII here late this evening.

Repoll suggested for education board
Mohali, October 29
The election observer, appointed for ensuring free and fair conduct of the Punjab School Education Board Non-teaching Employees’ Association, has suggested a re-poll as he noticed various discrepancies in the elections, held on October 25.

Police stops lawyers from setting up chambers
Mohali, October 29
The Mohali police prevented lawyers from constructing chambers at the district court complex here this evening.

Editors’ guild condemns Gujarat govt’s action
Chandigarh, October 29
Condemning the Gujarat Government’s action of blocking the cable distribution of major news television channels, The Editors Guild of India has demanded action against those responsible for gagging the news channels.

Global warming to hit wheat production
Eleven of the past 12 years were warmest since 1850
Chandigarh, October 29
“Eleven of the past 12 years (1995-2006) rank among the 12 warmest years in the instrumental record of global surface temperature (since 1850). The rate of warming has been much higher in the recent decades. This has, in turn, resulted in increased average temperature of oceans, decline in glaciers and snow cover,” said P.K. Aggarwal of the division of environmental sciences, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).

Management of rural water, soil projects
Dr V.N.Sharda Community participation to be encouraged
Chandigarh, October 29
Opening a new chapter in the management of natural resources through community participation, the Central government has decided to entrust the maintenance of major rural projects concerning conservation of water and soil resources to the panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) along with government agencies.

Smouldering garbage, fuming residents
Chandigarh, October 29
Residents of Sector 40-B are a harassed due to indifferent attitude of the authorities towards residents’ persistent complaints regarding burning of garbage.


A heap of disposable plates from a wedding on fire in Sector 40-B, Chandigarh. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A heap of disposable plates from a wedding on fire in Sector 40-B, Chandigarh.

Letters


 
CRIME

Four-member gang of robbers busted
Chandigarh, October 29
The police today claimed to have solved three cases of robberies committed in various parts of the city with the arrest of four members of a gang.

 

The four members of a gang of robbers being taken to court by the police in Chandigarh on Monday. —A Tribune photograph

The four members of a gang of robbers being taken to court by the police in Chandigarh on Monday.

Minor held for theft
Chandigarh, October 29
Two persons, including a minor, were arrested on charges of theft from various parts of the city. According to the police, Rajnish of Phase II, Industrial Area, Ram Darbar, lodged a complaint alleging that a 15-year-old boy of the same locality was caught red-handed while stealing telephone parts from his office premises yesterday evening.


 
BUSINESS

Talk on retail avenues
Chandigarh, October 29
Prof M.R. Senapati, a visiting faculty with the ICFAI, presented a talk on ‘The Great Indian Retail Opportunities’ on Monday at Government College, Sector 11.


 
EDUCATION

Tech Education
Foreign varsity don for tie-up
Mohali, October 29
Jasbir Singh, principal lecturer from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), visited Doaba Institute of Engineering and Technology (DIET) near here and addressed the faculty, highlighting the importance of co-operation and participation in the field of technical education at regional, national and global level.

From Schools and Colleges
Scintillating performances mark annual day
Mohali, October 29
Swami Ram Tirtha Public High School, Mohali, celebrated their annual day ‘Sur Sandhya-07’, here yesterday. Dr Yadav, joint secretary, Regional Office CBSE, Panchkula, was chief guest and president Rakesh Sharma presided over the function. The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by Ganesh Vandana. Scintillating performances were given by the budding artists who performed a welcome song, jazz mataz, ‘Haathi ki Barat’ and black magic which left the audience spell bound.


COURTS

Court Firing
Charges framed against DSP, 14 others
Chandigarh, October 29
Nine years after the firing incident that took place at the district courts complex here, charges were framed against 15 accused, including a DSP, in the case today.

Consumer Courts
SOTC told to pay Rs 70,000 as compensation
Chandigarh, October 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed a travel agency, SOTC, to pay a compensation of Rs 70,000 for providing inadequate services to a couple.


 
CULTURE

Pbi varsity youth fest begins with a bang
Mohali, October 29
The three-day Punjabi University Youth Festival of the Fatehgarh Sahib zone began at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh. It was inaugurated by Sunita Dheer, director, Youth Welfare, Punjabi University, Patiala, and vice-chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group Tajinder Kaur.


HEALTH

Paraplegic centre gets AC block
Chandigarh, October 29
A centrally air-conditioned physiotherapy hall, equipped with the state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment, has been set up at the paraplegic rehabilitation centre (PRC), Mohali.


 
SPORTS

Hosts St John’s clinch title
Chandigarh, October 29
St John's High School, Sector 26, scripted an emphatic win over Vivek High School, Sector 38, in the final of the U-13 Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament at the school grounds, here, today.


Jubilant team of St John's-26, Chandigarh, which won the U-13 Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament at the school ground on Monday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Jubilant team of St John's-26, Chandigarh, which won the U-13 Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament at the school ground on Monday.

Twenty20
Kunal takes ATC to final
Chandigarh, October 29
A brilliant bowling spell by Kunal Grover (4-0-17-5) supported by all-rounder Harpreet Mander (23 and 3 for 22) enabled the Association for Twenty20 Cricket (India) XI (ATC) to beat Maharashtra team ensuring their berth into the final of the inaugural National Twenty20 Cricket for under-15 championship. ATC XI defeated strong contenders Maharashtra by 54 runs in the first semifinal match held at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here, today.

General block tickets to be sold at stadium
Mohali, October 29
PCA officials will keep an eye on the sale of tickets for the general stand for the forthcoming Indo-Pak ODI on November 8.

Bon Sante Club lift trophy
Chandigarh, October 29
Deepak of Bon Sante Club won the 7th Inter-club Body-building Championship that was held at Rama@17 Centre, Sector 17, here, yesterday. The event was organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Body-building Association.

SBoP makes Patiala run
Patiala, October 29
‘Run Patiala Run’, a seven-km marathon race, was organised by the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) to mark its 90th anniversary, here yesterday.

Anupam stars in SGGS win
Chandigarh, October 29
Anupam Gambhir’s 94-run knock propelled Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, to a 40-run victory over DAV College, Sector 10, in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket Tournament on the campus grounds here today.

Football trials on Nov 1
Chandigarh, October 29 
The Chandigarh Football Association will hold trials on November 1 at 4 pm at the Sector 17 Football Stadium, here. CFA secretary Rakesh Bakshi said the association would select probables for the Chandigarh team, which will compete in the 44th Junior National Football Championship to be played at Gurgaon and Faridabad next month. 

Ramandeep corners glory
Chanidgarh, October 29 
Ramandeep Singh of SGGS College, Chandigarh, clinched the first place in the 85 kg category of the Panjab University Inter-college Weight Lifting (men) Championship today. 

Lawn Tennis
Chakma gets better of Khurram Faizan
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 29  India’s Chakma Manab Kumar drubbed Khurram Faizan from Pakistan 6-4, 6-2 today in the first round of the main draw (boys singles u-14) of the Asian Ranking Tennis Tournament, which is underway at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, here.

Athletics
Vinod shines with 3 gold
Patiala, October 29
Vinod Kumar of Chandigarh hogged the spotlight, bagging three gold medals in the senior category of the 2nd Punjab athletics meet for the deaf and dumb which concluded at Government Physical Education College grounds here today.


ADMINISTRATION

Krishna Mohan may get 2 more years
Chandigarh, October 29
UT home secretary Krishna Mohan may remain with the Chandigarh administration beyond the December, 2007 deadline, when his stint with the administration is slated to come to an end.

Registration of tenants must
Panchkula, October 29
All landlords will now have to register their tenants with the police. DC Kataria today made it compulsory for landlords of residential as well as commercial establishment to do the needful in 15 days. 

 



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