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35-yr-old teacher set afire
Husband responsible, allege father, neighbour
Chandigarh, September 14
A 35-year-old Anxious parents of Shubhwant Kaur (inset) outside the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Sunday. schoolteacher, Shubhwant Kaur, was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, after she sustained 15 to 20 per cent burns under mysterious circumstances at her Sector 44 house this evening.
Anxious parents of Shubhwant Kaur (inset) outside the GMCH-32 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

When nudity is art
Chandigarh, September 14
As a class of budding artists sets eyes on details of her body, she poses for them with utmost calm and serenity. After all, she has been doing it for the past 35 years.

GMADA Shocker
Close rear gates by Sept 20 or face action
Mohali, September 14
Development comes at a cost. Mohali residents are realising this to their disadvantage as the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has served a notice to residents to close rear gates within a week or face action. Officials do not rule out the possibility of GMADA initiating resumption proceedings initiated against habitual offenders.


PUTA president steps down
Chandigarh, September 14
Ronki Ram, the newly elected president of the Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA), submitted his resignation today.


Sector 49 Flats
CHB delays possession

Allottees hold protest, seek compensation
Chandigarh, September 14
To own a house in Chandigarh is still a distant dream for some. Courtesy: Indifferent attitude of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in executing the specified official procedure on time.

Allottees raise slogans against Chandigarh Housing Board in Sector 49. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Models at a Johnnie Walker fashion show at the Taj in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Journey of humanitarianism for Army battalion
Chandigarh, September 14
From international peace-keeping in Lebanon to the flood-ravaged plains of Bihar, it has been a journey of humanitarianism for 15 Punjab, the Army’s oldest infantry battalion.

A step forward
The elections to the Panjab University Students Council held on Friday passed off peacefully. While the university authorities and the UT Police deserve credit for this, the feat wouldn't have been possible without the implementation of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.

309 posts for SCs lying vacant
Chandigarh, September 14
The Scheduled Casts (SCs) constitute 17.5 per cent of the city population, but when it comes to jobs in government departments and public sector undertakings (PSU), their representation is negligible.

Diabetes foundation reviews progress of retinopathy project

Mohali, September 14
A high-level delegation from World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark, visited Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C) Eye Hospital, Sohana.

Yash Chopra’s new flick to be shot in city
Based on cricket, the film stars Rani Mukherjee, Rakhi Sawant
Chandigarh, September 14
In a move that will give fillip to the tourism in Chandigarh, the Yashraj Films is all set to shoot for its unnamed flick in and around the city from September 20. Based on cricket, the movie will star Rani Mukherjee and Rakhi Sawant. With Chandigarh still basking under the glory of success of Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer “Singh is Kinng”, which was extensively shot in the city and its vicinity, shooting of the Yashraj flick would go long way in promoting sports culture and making Chandigarh a tourist destination, said director, UT tourism Vivek Atray.

Yash Chopra’s new flick being shot at Amritsar. File photo

Panchkula Encroachments III
Official gaffe costs govt crores
Panchkula, September 14
An apparent mistake on the part of the then land acquisition collector, Panchkula, who prepared two different reports on announcement of award proceedings possession and proclamation of Kharak Mangoli and Majri villages in Panchkula on June 26, 1988, has cost the state government crores of rupees.

Civic amenities lacking at Baltana market
Zirakpur, September 14
Civic amenities continue to elude the shopkeepers of the main market in Baltana. Hundreds of shopkeepers have been demanding public toilets, proper streetlights, facility for drinking water, dustbins and recarpeting of roads for a long time. They allege that the authorities concerned are not taking their demands seriously.

Muslims at an Iftar party at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Mataur village lacks civic amenities
Mohali, September 14
It’s the place where the Congress held its Kamagatamaru session in the seventies. It’s also the village, land of which was acquired for Sectors 70 and 71 here. Yet it lags behind in development with poor sanitation, bad roads and with one-fourth of its population sans piped drinking water supply.

Sector 48-C part of UT, claim residents
Chandigarh/Mohali, September 14 The Inter-state boundary dispute between Chandigarh and Punjab seems to be unending.

Parking lots in disrepair as MC lacks funds
Mohali, September 14
Parking lots in the shopping areas of the town are in poor shape and need urgent repairs as well as extension to accommodate the rising number of vehicles.

A team of veterinary doctors vaccinates a stray dog at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Traffic violators to face tough action
Mohali, September 14
The district administration has decided to take tough action against the traffic rule violators to reduce the number of road accidents.

Dy CM interacts with MDC residents
Panchkula, September 14
The roads in Mansa Devi Complex would be recarpeted before Diwali and others demand of residents would also be met soon. This was stated by Haryana deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan here today.

Seminar on medical emergencies ends
Chandigarh, September 14
A two-day seminar on medical emergencies concluded at Command Hospital, Chandimandir, here today.

‘Govt to blame for mushrooming of pvt dental institutes’
Chandigarh, September 14
“Government is responsible to some extent for the mushrooming of private dental institutes across the country”, said Dr Anil Kohli, president Dental Council of India, who was at the Panjab University to inaugurate the academic session on Saturday.

Young girls perform during the Onam celebrations in Diocesan Pastoral Centre Sector-19 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Onam celebrations conclude
Chandigarh, September 14
Onam, the ten-day traditional and national festival of Kerala, being celebrated by the Malayalees in the city concluded today.

Young girls perform during the Onam celebrations in Diocesan Pastoral Centre Sector-19 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

An evening of Sufiana kalam
Chandigarh, September 14
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with the Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a ghazal and Sufiana kalam by Janab Gulfam Sabri at Baskar Rao Stadium, Sector 35.

Modify license norms

Anuj, one of the two victims who was hit by a BMW car, driven by a 19-years-old boy was later arrested on charges of critically injuring two people when he rammed his car into a motorcycle, also succumbed to injuries. Besides, grieving friends and family, the accident leaves behind a slew of unanswered questions. One such important question is how can teen relating motor vehicle injuries be prevented?


MCM protest turns worse
PU, administration has no plan of action
Chandigarh, September 14
While the PU authorities have washed their hands off the entire MCM DAV fiasco and pushed the ball in administration’s court, the latter is yet to finalise the action plan to resolve the crisis, which was sparked off earlier this week over the students union elections.


Block president of Haryana Janhit Congress resigns
Ambala September 14
The block president of Ambala Cantt unit of the Haryana Janhit Congress, Naresh Chadda, has tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the party here today. Earlier he had been an active member of the Congress.

Rayat, Infosys sign MoU
Kharar, September 14
Rayat - Bahra Group of Institutes signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Infosys Technologies Limited to provide a unique industry-institute interface with a sole purpose to make students suitably fit for desired roles in IT companies.


Now, tee off under lights
Chandigarh, September 14
The greens came alive as the floodlit Chandigarh Golf Club course began a regular weekly night golf activity for its members who were there in large numbers to avail of the facility this evening.

A golfer attempts a shot at 18th green at night in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Ganguly to play in JP Atray cricket tourney
Chandigarh, September 14
Good news for the fans of Saurav Ganguly. They have chance to see the ‘Bengal tiger’ wielding his willow during the local JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, starting from September 17.

Handball Meet
DAV College bag inter-college title
Chandigarh, September 14
DAV College, Chandigarh, bagged the Panjab University Inter-College Handball (men) Championship for the session 2008-09 held at PU ground, here today.

Handball team members of DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in jubilant mood after winning the Inter-College Handball Championship on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Gagan emerges tae kwon do champ
Chandigarh, September 14
Gagan Goswami bagged the first position in the boys weight welter 1 event during the 5th Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Tae kwon do Championship 2008 held at Shiv Manas Mandir Hall, Industrial Area Phase II.

Sumit grabs snooker title
Chandigarh, September 14
Sumit Talwar defeated Rajat Khaneja by 3-1 to win the snooker title during the Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship held at Sector 22, here today.

Committee for T-20 Cricket formed
Chandigarh, September 14
The Organising committee was constituted in the executive committee meeting of the Chandigarh Twenty20 Cricket Association (CTCA) held at its office for the upcoming Senior national Twenty20 Cricket Championship to be held in the city from September 30 to October 7.


3 vehicles stolen, police clueless
Chandigarh, September 14
With average of three cases of vehicle theft every day the tall claims of Chandigarh Police of efficiency and strict vigilance have fallen flat.

Constable commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 14
A constable of the 3rd Battalion of the Haryana Armed Police committed suicide last night at Haryana MLA Hostel, Sector 3, here.

3 robbers held
Panchkula, September 14
The local police has claimed to have arrested three members of a gang involved in dacoities and theft of vehicles here today. The three accomplices of the accused, however, managed to flee from the spot.


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