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2 killed, 11 hurt in truck-auto collision
Panchkula, October 7
Two persons were killed and 11 others, including women and children, were seriously injured when a truck hit an authorickshaw on the Ramgarh road, near here, today. Most of the injured were residents of Manakya village in Ramgarh.

Cellphone radiation boils egg in 80 min. Think what it can do to your head
Chandigarh, October 7
If a recent study on the impact of the electromagnetic radiation of cellphones, conducted by Panjab University, on eggs is an indication, this modern-day wonder could be doing considerable damage to all of us. The eggs, kept between four working cellphones, were cooked hard-boiled.
Cell-shocking Study: Four mobile phones were connected to pre-recorded tapes and kept engaged with an egg between them. After around 80 minutes, the egg was “hard-boiled”.

Fee Structure
UT wields stick against 7 aided schools
Chandigarh, October 7
The administration has decided to rationalise the fee structure of the seven private recognised aided schools of the city but in absence of any such policy for private schools, number of such schools are still charging exorbitant fee.

Encroachments cost SI his job
Chandigarh, October 7
Taking serious view of the increasing encroachments in Manimajra, Municipal Corporation commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria today suspended enforcement sub-inspector Jagmohan with immediate effect.



Nayagaon Master Plan
Experts to scrutinise objections
Mohali, October 7
The Department of Local Government, Punjab, has constituted a committee of experts to scrutinise 46 objections received against the draft master plan of the Nayagaon Notified Area Committee (NAC). The last date to file the objections was September 23.

German tourist leaves
Cops to take aid of video conferencing
Chandigarh, October 7
While accused in the alleged kidnapping and molestation case of the German tourist may be banking on an acquittal similar to those of the accused in the sensational rape of French national Katia, who did not return to testify against them, the Chandigarh Police is confident of getting them convicted with the help of modern day telecom wonders even if the victim doesn’t come back.

‘Architects need to keep balance with climate change’
Chandigarh, October 7
The Chandigarh College of Architecture today organised Le Corbusier memorial lecture by Mahendra Raj, an engineer, and Sen Kapadia, an architect, as part of Chandiagarh Heritage Festival. Mahendra Raj has worked with many leading architects of the world including Le Corbusier.
Former Panjab University vice-chancellor R.P. Bambah and his wife (in the front row) among the visitors attending the Le Corbusier memorial lecture at Chandigarh College of Architecture on Tuesday. Former Panjab University vice-chancellor R.P. Bambah and his wife (in the front row) among the visitors attending the Le Corbusier memorial lecture at Chandigarh College of Architecture on Tuesday. Tribune photograph: Vinay Malik

HUDA Auction
SCO at Sec-14 goes for Rs 11.98 cr
Panchkula, October 7
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) netted Rs 33 crore when it auctioned commercial sites here today. The HUDA authorities has one more reason to smile as the sites were sold at around 33 per cent over the reserve price of the properties.

PSEB staff protest during CM’s visit
Mohali, October 7
Employees of the PSEB held a protest here today during the visit of Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, who had come to the town to lay the foundation stone of Van Bhawan.

Naval officers hold peace march
Chandigarh, October 7
The Merchant Navy Officers’ Association today held a candlelight peace march in Sector-17, protesting against hijacking of a ship “Stolt Valor” on September 15 in Somalia.

Members of the Merchant Navy Officers’ Association, Chandigarh, and their families hold a candlelight march in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rodrigues flags off heritage walk
Chandigarh, October 7
As part of the celebrations of Chandigarh Heritage Festival, UT administrator S. F. Rodrigues today flagged off a heritage walk from the Open Hand monument to the Chandigarh War Memorial in Leisure Valley in the morning.

Bomb scare at Panchkula
Panchkula, October 7
Panic griped the area when an abandoned suitcase was found at the busy traffic tri-junction near the Suraj theatre here today. The bomb disposal team rushed to the spot and the area was cordoned off but nothing explosive was found in the suitcase. The suitcase contained some documents, including cheque books in the name of a Chandigarh resident.

SE gets addl charge of chief engineer
Chandigarh, October 7
UT chief engineer S.K. Jaitley's loss has proved to be superintending engineer (SE) Krishanjit Singh's gain. With Jaitley out of action for a few months after a near-fatal fall resulting in fracture in his leg, the dream of Krishanjit Singh to be the UT chief engineer is set to be realised.

Class IV staff hold stir against principal
Chandigarh, October 7
The ongoing disagreement between the principal and watchman of GSSS, Mani Majra, took an ugly turn today as the union of Class IV employees staged an aggressive dharna in front of the school in support of Shiv Kumar, watchman.

Tamil cultural event from Oct 15
Chandigarh, October 7
‘Poompoohar-2008’, a five-day cultural event, being organised with collective efforts of the Tamil Nadu government and the Chandigarh administration, will start from October 15.


Students visit trees older than city
Chandigarh, October 7
This banyan tree in front of Indira Holiday Home has been stood for 350 years and is a witness to the birth and evolution of the city. It’s not the lone witness as more than thousand trees like this stand upright in city but unnoticed most of the time.

As part of the Chandigarh Heritage Festival, students get acquainted with trees older than the city. Photo: Vinay Malik

From Schools
St Kabir wins overall Olympiad trophy
Chandigarh, October 7
Six students of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, won the overall trophy with additional individual prizes in the general Olympiad competition in collaboration with the Science Olympiad Foundation, New Delhi, held at St Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh.


Chased, liquor smugglers jump into Sutlej
Ropar, October 7
In an incidence of its own kind, two persons carrying 61 cases of liquor jumped into the Sutlej and swam away from the clutches of excise and taxation department officials today.

BSP to go it alone in Punjab: Secy
Ropar, October 7
The Bahujan Samaj Party will field its candidates for all Lok Sabha seats in the state. BSP national secretary Narinder Kashyap claimed that more than six national and regional parties have extended their support to BSP chief Mayawati.

Mother of infants commits suicide
Ropar, October 7
Namrata, mother of twin 11-month-old baby boys, committed suicide by hanging herself to a ceiling fan hook.

Collision leaves 20 hurt
Kharar, October 7
Three cars and an auto rickshaw collided near Sahauran village on the Kharar-Ropar highway this evening, leaving 20 injured and traffic jam for more than three hours.


UT staffers court arrest
Chandigarh, October 7
As many as 29 employees of the Coordination Committee of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation today courted arrest near the roundabout of Sector 7 against the attitude of the UT Administrator towards the demands of the employees. They staged a dharna and raised slogans against the Administrator and removed their shirts in protest against non-acceptance of their demands.


Motor cycle stolen from Sector 34
Chandigarh, October 7
Hitesh Chawla, a resident of Mohali, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his “Splendor” motor cycle (PB-05-F-7953) was stolen from Sector 34, on October 5. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the police station, Sector 34.

2 houses burgled in Baltana
Zirakpur, October 7
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery breaking into two houses in Ravindra Enclave at Baltana.

Cop suspended for drug peddling
Chandigarh, October 7
A Chandigarh Police head constable Mohan Singh was suspended today following his alleged involvement in the drug peddling.

Business partners clash
Chandigarh, October 7
Dispute over a commercial property led to tension in Transport Area in Sector 26 this evening.

320 cases of liquor seized
Chandigarh, October 7
The police seized 320 cases of liquor in Sector 19, here today.


Aman fires best card of the day
130 golfers tee off in IGU categorised event
Chandigarh, October 7
Aman Guron, a 10+2 student of Vivek Higher Secondary School, shot the best three over par 75 card as he finished three strokes ahead of the favourite Chikkarangappa of Bangalore in the under-18 category on the opening day of the Usha International Chandigarh Junior and Subjunior Golf Championship on the par 72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Raghav Bhandari in action on the ninth hole on the opening day of the Usha International Junior and Subjunior Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan.

National Twenty20
UT, Moody set up for title clash
Chandigarh, October 7
Moody ICL got the better of Delhi by 23 runs to enter into the final of the Krishan Murari Sharma Memorial Senior National Twenty20 Cricket Championship held here today at DAV, Sector 8, here.

A batsman during a match between Delhi and Moody ICL held at Sector-16 Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Basketball Tourney
Blossoms beat DAV 45-11
Patiala, October 7
Blossoms Senior Secondary School, Patiala, downed DAV School, Dadhera, 45-11 in the boys’ section of the Patiala zone CBSE Inter-School Basketball Tournament, which commenced on the school premises here today.

PU Inter-College Tourney
GGS eves lift v’ball title
Chandigarh, October 7
Mighty contestant of the tournament, GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, lifted the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball (Women) Championship for the year 2008-09 held on Panjab University ground here today.

A player smashes the ball during the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball (Women) Championship held at PU, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


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