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Staff selection panel rejigs interview
Panchkula, October 30
Appearing for an interview was a nightmare for hundreds of disabled who came from far-flung areas to the Haryana Staff Selection Commission office here today.

E-bikes a menace on road
Chandigarh, October 30
Terming the growing number of e-bikes as a “serious traffic hazard”, the UT administration has written to the union ministry of shipping, road transport and highways, seeking amendment to the existing rules to make driver’s license and registration compulsory for such bikes.

Leasehold Industrial Plots
New policy to make transfer easy
Chandigarh, October 30
The transfer of ownership for leasehold industrial plots sold on general power of attorney (GPA) in the industrial area here is set to be hassle-free and industrialist-friendly.

The Sector 34 gurdwara is illuminated in connection with Gurta Gaddi Divas celebrations in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan




NAMS Award for six PGI professors
Chandigarh, October 30
Prof Amod Gupta, head, department of Ophthalmology, PGI, has been awarded with Dr VR Khanolkar Oration 2007-08 by National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).

Sisters applying tilak to their brothers on the occasion of Bhaiya Duj on Thursday.
Sisters applying tilak to their brothers on the occasion of Bhaiya Duj on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

He defied odds to reach the top
Chandigarh, October 30

A burning ambition, an unmatched grit and a determination so strong that even the fates took a bow. This is the story of 39- year-old Daniel Chopra, who defied adversity and misfortune to establish one of the biggest shipping companies in India, Doehle Danautic India.

Sibal for deemed university status to CSIO
Chandigarh, October 30
The Central government is introducing a bill next week that aims to give incentives to the scientific community for creating intellectual property, Union minister of state for science and technology and earth sciences, Kapil Sibal said here today.

Central govt plans incentives for creative scientists: Sibal
Chandigarh, October 30
“Change of mindset, work culture and thinking will enable our country make rapid progress in science and technology. The times are changing fast and the present scenario offers immense opportunities for creating knowledge as wealth, unlike in the past,” said Kapil Sibal, union minister for science and technology and earth sciences, while laying the foundation stone for Centre for Emerging Areas in Science & Technology (near botany department) on the Panjab University campus here today.

Discussion on action-taken reports of past projects
MC to convene special meeting in Nov
Chandigarh, October 30
On the unanimous demand of councillors, mayor Pardeep Chhabra has decided to convene a special meeting of the house of the municipal corporation in the second fortnight of November to discuss the action-taken reports of all projects passed by previous house since January, 2007.

Councillors discuss agenda during a house meeting of the municipal corporation in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

California, city mayors meet
Chandigarh, October 30
Harvey L Hall, mayor of Bakersfield in California, USA, accompanied by John Hefner, vice-president of Sister City Corporation, along with four other members held a meeting with Pardeep Chhabra, mayor, Dr Roshan Sunkaria, municipal commissioner and other senior officers of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC) at Punjab Bhavan, here today. The delegation was on its study tour to the heritage cities in the country.

Burning of Waste
Junk dealers a headache for residents
Chandigarh, October 30
Junk dealers in the city have become a major headache for local residents as they have not only encroached upon public land but have also been indulging in burning of waste products, thus causing them inconvenience.

A pile of debris left after burning of waste material by a junk dealer at Raipur Khurd, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Woman alleges illegal detention
Chandigarh, October 30
A Badheri resident lodged a complaint with the UT inspector-general of police (IGP) alleging highhandedness and illegal detention by police officials at the police station-39.

Opening of home for special children put off
Chandigarh, October 30
The Chandigarh administration today put off the inauguration of the halfway home for mentally-challenged children in Sector 47 with UT administrator S.F. Rodrigues directing officials to modify the existing plan and put in place all infrastructure before the inauguration.

15-yr-old rape victim gives birth
Chandigarh, October 30
At an age when she should be attending school and playing with gay abandon, 15-year-old Rakhi (name changed), who was allegedly raped by her stepfather, is rocking the cradle of her five-day-old baby girl.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Joshi elected youth wing’s media in charge
Chandigarh, October 30
Vineet Joshi, national executive member of the youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), has been appointed as the national media in charge of the youth wing.

Play bares evils of regionalism
Chandigarh, October 30
A street play, ‘Des Mein Pardes’, was staged by Samvaad Theater Group at the Sector-17 plaza today. The play is based on recent incidents in Mumbai wherein North Indians have been targeted by activists of a political party. The play showcased the shallow tactics adopted by small political parties in order to gain popularity.

Actors stage a street play, ‘Des Mein Pardes’, at Sector-17 plaza in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Seminar on explosives technology
Chandigarh, October 30
A two-day national symposium and exhibition on “Trends in Explosives Technology” is being organised by the High Energy Materials Society at Ramgarh as a part of the Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Society told to give possession to member
Chandigarh, October 30
The Joint Registrar Cooperative Societies (JRCS) has restrained the Super Cooperative House Building Ist Society Limited, Sector 49, from charging an amount of Rs 90,000 from a member of the society, S.K. Sharma.


PU not a centrally funded varsity: HRD ministry
Chandigarh, October 30
The Union ministry of human resource development (Department of higher education) today made it clear that Panjab University (PU) was neither a central varsity, nor a centrally funded institution.

PU Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
UBS students to visit old age home, school for the blind
Chandigarh, October 30
Stage is set for the culmination of year-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Panjab University. While various teaching departments have chalked out conventional plans to mark the d-day, the faculty members of University Business School (UBS) have unique plans up their sleeves.

7 city schools to have cooking sheds
Midday meals project revived
Chandigarh, October 30
Finally, one out of the pending list of ‘ambitious’ projects of ex- DPI, (S) UT, SK Setia, is ready to take off. This idea of constructing exclusive cooking sheds for preparing mid-day meals in seven city schools to cut on the cost involved in outsourcing seems all set to materialise.


A Nagar Kirtan procession being held in the main market of Patiala on Thursday.
A Nagar Kirtan procession being held in the main market of Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Tribune Impact
MC to set up new tubewell at Rajpura Colony
Patiala, October 30
The Patiala municipal corporation proposes to install a new tubewell in the Rajpura Colony area of the city which has been suffering pangs of muddy water supply.

Dowry his undoing twice
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 30
Baljinder Singh, a resident of Bharmarsijer village, landed in trouble today when the police again booked him after nine years for demanding dowry from his second wife.

Bharai Mohalla devoid of civic amenities
Kalka, October 30
Bharai Mohalla of ward No. 11 of Bharat Nagar, which is one of the oldest mohalla of Kalka, is in a state of neglect for more than past two decades due to the apathetic attitude of the local administration.

Ambala central jail
Probe begins into tunnel digging
Ambala, October 30
The Ambala police has started a probe into the tunnel digging episode of Ambala Central Jail today. The police had registered a case against four prisoners, Sanjeev Kumar, Masood Akhtar, Rajan and Anand, in this regard.

Tubewells for Kalka, Pinjore villages
Kalka, October 30
The department of public health is going to set up several tubewells in Kalka and Pinjore to cope with the water scarcity problem in the area.

Mobile phones worth Rs 1.5 lakh stolen
Ambala, October 30
The thieves struck at a mobile phone shop at Rai Market in Ambala Cantonment late last evening and took away 25 mobiles phones worth Rs 1.5 lakh.

Body of youth found
Ambala, October 30
The body of a youth was found close to railway track on Ambala-Saharanpur rail section near Dorala village at Ambala Cantt this morning. The youth was identified as Dinesh Kumar (26), a resident of Ambala Cantt.

Assault victim succumbs to injuries
Banur, October 30
A resident of Karala village, who was attacked by some villagers on Tuesday night, succumbed to his injuries in government hospital, Sector 32, tonight.

3 booked for assault
Lalru, October 30
The Lalru police today booked three youths on the charges of assaulting a Haryana Roadways bus driver last night near Sarsini village.


Fake Currency Case
Panchkula man gets 10-year jail
Panchkula, October 30
Additional district and sessions judge Sanjiv Jindal today sentenced Rajiv Sukhija to 10-year imprisonment for printing fake currency notes.

Consumer Courts
Shop told to repair faulty microwave
Chandigarh, October 30
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Gupta Electronics to repair a microwave purchased by Dheeraj Bhola within 15 days from date of order.


Youth held for hitting cop
Chandigarh, October 30
The police today arrested a resident of Dadu Majra Colony on charges of manhandling a constable on duty and tearing his uniform.

Accused Johny in police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Youth held for consuming liquor at Rock Garden
Chandigarh, October 30
The police arrested Harwinder Singh, a resident of Kharar, who was consuming liquor at Rock Garden, yesterday. A case under Section 68,1,14 of the Excise Act has been registered at the Sector-3 police station.

2 riders hurt as Innova hits bike
Chandigarh, October 30
Two motorcyclists in their early twenties were critically injured when a Toyota Innova knocked down their vehicle at the Sectors 46, 47, 48 and 49 traffic lights here tonight. According to the police, the injured youths have been identified as Guddu of Phase VII, Industrial Area, Mohali, and Ranjit of Mohali.

Mangled remains of the bike that met with an accident in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Scooterist killed in mishap
Mohali, October 30
A 40-year-old scooterist was found dead near Kumbhra village here this morning. A PCR patrol noticed the body at 5 am. The victim was hit by a vehicle and the scooter was lying near the body.

Group clash at Panchkula hospital
Panchkula, October 30
Panic gripped the emergency ward of the General Hospital, Sector 6, here, late tonight when two groups of youths clashed in the hospital.


India wrest cup from Pak
Chandigarh, October 30
The PUNJAB Golf Cup was clinched by India as the holders, Pakistan, caved in before the stellar performance put in by the Indian golfers in the 40-50 age-group category to lose by two points on the final day of the golf competition between the Punjab teams of India and Pakistan on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Edmund Rice
St John’s, DAV 8 enter semis
Chandigarh, October 30
St Johns and DAV 8 registered wins in their matches to enter the semifinals of the 11th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament being played at St Johns High School, Chandigarh.

A batsman plays a cut shot during the 11th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament at St Johns’ High School in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Wrestling Championship
DAV, MCM DAV claim titles
Chandigarh, October 30
DAV College, Sector 10, and MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, won the men’s and women’s team titles, respectively, in the Senior Chandigarh State Wrestling Championship at the Wrestling Coaching Centre Community Centre in Sector 30 here today.


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