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Diwali turns sour for many
Over 150 reach hospitals with eye, burn injuries

Chandigarh, November 10
The night of Diwali turned into dark for many as more than 150 persons reached different hospitals of the city with eye and burn injuries. Four of the injured, including three children, has lost one of their eyes, said doctors.

Hospitality charms ‘Men in Green’
Chandigarh, November 10
After exhibiting a splendid game on the PCA pitch, both “Men in Blue and Green”, today left the city for third ODI at Kanpur , which is scheduled for November 11.

They make hay after Diwali
Chandigarh, November 10
When the festival-struck city was done with its blast last night, some 50 children emerged from their slum dwellings to wipe it clean. For them, Diwali is less a festival of colours and more a festival of waste - the source of their livelihood. Among them, they compete to hit the road which is the worst littered post-festive frenzy.

Devotees place candles at a gurdwara in Sector 15 a group of women light earthen lamps as part of Diwali celebrations in Chandigarh
Spirit of Diwali: Devotees place candles at a gurdwara in Sector 15; and (right) a group of women light earthen lamps as part of Diwali celebrations in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photographs








EARLIER STORIES

Bansal in election mode
Chandigarh, November 10
With uncertainty over mid-term poll looming large over the country in the wake of the stand-off between the Congress and the Left on nuclear deal, the local political scene has started hotting up.

COMMUNITY

Rock Garden epitomises village culture
Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is a fine example of the resurgence of folk art.Chandigarh, November 10
Academic interest in the Rock Garden is still alive, as was clear from the 22 presentations made by international delegates here to celebrate its diamond jubilee. 



Nek Chand’s Rock Garden is a fine example of the resurgence of folk art. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Rock Garden Fest
Foreign visitors ride to exhilaration

Chandigarh, November 10
Foreign delegates enjoy camel rides during a procession that marked the Day 3 of the Rock Garden festival in Chandigarh The diamond jubilee celebrations at Rock Garden touched a new high today with the international and national delegates participating in a huge procession from Rock garden to different landmarks across the city.



FOREIGNERS ON DESI RIDE: Foreign delegates enjoy camel rides during a procession that marked the Day 3 of the Rock Garden festival in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Maik

Wadalis rock garden fest 
Chandigarh, November 10
Wadali brothers. Wadali brothers cast a mesmerising Sufiana spell today during the four-day Rock Garden festival organised by the Nek Chand Saini Foundation and Chandigarh administration. Despite this being their second performance in the city during this week, a sizable crowd thronged the venue affirming their popularity and the peculiar ‘Wadali magic’, with which they have enraptured the Sufiana and folk music lovers the world over.

A file photo of Wadali brothers.

Parking Blues
Contractor fleecing visitors to GMCH

Chandigarh, November 10
Taking advantage of the callous attitude of the Government Medical College and Hospital, (GMCH), Sector 32, authorities, the parking contractor there has been fleecing visitors by overcharging them for parking their vehicles there.

Housefed for new housing scheme
Chandigarh, November 10
To meet the growing need for affordable housing, the Chandigarh State Federation of Cooperative House Building Societies (Housefed) has urged the registrar cooperative societies to float new housing scheme in the city. No new scheme has been floated since the cooperative housing scheme-1991.

47 injured during festivities
Panchkula, November 10
Diwali was celebrated with traditional fervour as residents lit up the sky with crackers in the region on Friday night.

Gaiety marks Vishwakarma Day
Chandigarh, November 10
Workers worship Lord Vishwakarma in ChandigarhReligious fervour and gaiety marked the Vishwakarma Day celebrations here today. Workers worshiped Lord Vishwakarma and their tools on the occasion and prayed for the peace and property of the working class.



Workers worship Lord Vishwakarma in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Furniture of jail workshop in demand
Chandigarh, November 10
While inmates at Model Jail, Burail, are working hard to complete furniture orders worth crores, the jail authorities have planned to revamp the place of work of these inmates.

Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh diocese Gerald John Mathias
Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh diocese Gerald John Mathias, who has been transferred to Lucknow diocese with effect from November 8. Mathias will be installed as bishop of Lucknow diocese 
on January 4
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Trouble-free Diwali for fire dept
Chandigarh, November 10
The city witnessed a trouble-free Diwali after many seasons with the fire station getting as few as 10 calls. Of these, too, most of the fires were put out by the residents themselves even before the fire brigades left their building. In sector 24, a stray cracker gutted a make-shift one room tenement. The owner reported a total loss of Rs 1,000 by way of clothing and utensils. 

Particles found in juice pack
Chandigarh, November 10
Simrat Singh Siyan, a resident of Sector 44, has found some foreign particles in a tetra pack of mango juice “Shots mango” of Leh Berry.

Letters
Use Hindi to promote tourism

 
CRIME

Tantrik dupes boy of cash, jewellery
Panchkula, November 10
Naresh Munjal, a resident of Sector 11, was duped of jewellery worth lakhs and cash to the tune of Rs 15,000 by a man posing as a tantrik, here today.

Man beaten up by migrants
Mohali, November 10
A resident of Sector 69 complained to the police that his brother was seriously injured after he was allegedly attacked by migrants here last evening.

Taps stolen
Chandigarh, November 10
Jaspal Singh, section officer, UT Horticulture department of Sector 10, has filed a complaint with the police alleging that six water taps were stolen from a public toilet at Leisure Valley on Thursday.

 
EDUCATION

ABS students to earn while they learn
Chandigarh, November 10
Aryans Business School (ABS) has launched ‘Earn While You Learn’ scheme for its students. Under the scheme, students will get a chance to earn during their holidays/vacations while pursuing MBA and PGDM courses. The concept would definitely open up new avenues for the students.

 
HEALTH

Sparklers, flower pots can cause asthma: Survey
Chandigarh, November 10
Bursting of flower pots (anar) and sparklers (fuljharis) is a potential cause for asthma, particularly among children Contrary to general perception that flower pots (anar) and sparklers (fuljharis) are less polluting and comparatively safe for the children, a survey by a Chandigarh-based NGO has found it otherwise.



Not Safe: Bursting of flower pots (anar) and sparklers (fuljharis) is a potential cause for asthma, particularly among children. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Missing radiographer keeps patients waiting
Chandigarh, November 10
Most patients visiting the GMCH had to return without getting treatment, as the X-ray room at the hospital remained unattended in the afternoon yesterday.

Health Vision-2012
Anganwari workers to help curb infant mortality

Chandigarh, November 10
Less than four months after UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) launched the health vision-2012 project for reducing neonatal, infant and maternal mortality rate among “vulnerable population” in the city, the health and family welfare department has decided to ensure safe delivery and subsequent immunisation through greater participation of anganwari workers.

 
SPORTS

Shoaib visits special children
Chandigarh, November 10
A special child shows his trophy, which he won at a cricket tournament recently, to Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar at the Missionaries of Charity, Sector 23, Chandigarh, On Diwali, when other cricketers from Pakistan were busy in celebrations and shopping, Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar evinced a different kind of gesture. He visited the Missionaries of Charity, Sector 23, here and spent more than an hour with the inmates.


A special child shows his trophy, which he won at a cricket tournament recently, to Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar at the Missionaries of Charity, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Joginder gallops to top spot
Chandigarh, November 10
Joginder attempts to cross a hurdle during a horse show at Panjab University grounds, Chandigarh Joginder clinched first place in the junior wing jumping event, while Ajit Singh grabbed second place on the penultimate day of the North Zone Horse Show held at Panjab University grounds, here today. Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, who also participated in the show, distributed prizes to winners.






Joginder attempts to cross a hurdle during a horse show at Panjab University grounds, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

100 NRIs for golf tour
Chandigarh, November 10
Vivek Atray, C.S.R. Reddy and J.S. Cheema talk to mediapersons at the Chandgiarh Golf Range in Chandigarh As many as 100 NRI’s from India and abroad, including 25 from the USA, will converge on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club, Panchkula Golf Club and Chandi Mandir SEPTA course for the biggest Chandigarh Golfing Tour to be held from November 21 to 23.


Vivek Atray, C.S.R. Reddy and J.S. Cheema talk to mediapersons at the Chandgiarh Golf Range in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Daria to have stadium
Chandigarh, November 10
Minister of state for finance Pawan Kumar Bansal today announced that a joint stadium for Daria, Makhan Majra and Mauli Jagran would be constructed at Daria village at a cost of Rs 8 lakh. The availability of land was being ascertained by the village panchayat.

Karan steers Saupin’s to victory
Panchkula, November 10
A splendid knock of 86 runs by Karan Partap, supported by Anupam’s unbeaten half century, helped Saupin’s School beat DAV-15, Chandigarh, by 75 runs in the last league match for the Satluj Winter Trophy U-15 Cricket Tournament today. The match was played at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here.

Arif bags billiards title
Chandigarh, November 10
Arif Akhtar emerged winner in the senior billiard championship in the 22nd Chandigarh (UT) Billiards and Snooker Championship at SCF 15, Sector 22, here today. Arif outclassed all three opponents in the main league. Arif will represent UT in the Senior Billiards National Championship at Hyderabad. 

ADMINISTRATION

Housing board SDO transferred
Chandigarh, November 10
SDO (enforcement) in the Chandigarh Housing Board Kailash Garg has been transferred with immediate effect. He has been replaced by SDO (electrical), SP Singh.

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