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Rotational power cuts from today
Chandigarh, September 30
Power shortage has led the Chandigarh administration to impose rotational power cuts from tomorrow, until alternative arrangements for more power are in place. Industrialists are peeved because the Industrial Area has been witnessing unscheduled power cuts everyday. These are other than the day-long cuts in specified areas.

Schedule of daily cuts

Pay more to book Rock Garden
Chandigarh, September 30
In order to meet the high cost of maintenance of Rock Garden (Phase III, the Chandigarh administration has decided to enhance the booking amount from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 for functions, including marriages, being held there.

‘Molester’ jumps off building, paralysed
Chandigarh, September 30
A Mohali resident and alleged molester suffered spinal injuries after jumping from the second floor of a building in Sector 56 in a bid to escape after the victim raised the alarm in the wee hours of Tuesday.

MC Auction
Highest bidder doesn’t show up
Chandigarh, September 30
In a strange incident, the highest bidder in an auction for the exhibition ground of Sector 34 of the MC did not turn up to deposit the bid amount. The MC had organised an auction for renting out the exhibition ground for 11 days from October 8 for organising Diwali mela at the reserve cost of Rs 7 lakh.


Diwali bonanza
A rickshaw-puller test rides a battery-operated rickshaw at the MC office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Battery-operated rickshaws
Chandigarh, September 30
It would be a Diwali bonanza for some rickshaw-pullers as the Chandigarh MC, in collaboration with the science and technology department under a Central project, would distribute 10 battery-operated rickshaws by conducting a draw.

A rickshaw-puller test rides a battery-operated rickshaw at the MC office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Recruitment Scam
Admn to declare result by Oct 15
Chandigarh, September 30
In the wake of the alleged involvement of DPI (S) Samwartak Singh in the cash-for-job scam, the UT administration has promised to declare the recruitment result by October 15.


Two elderly women at the Sector 15 old-age home on Wednesday.Senior Citizens Day Today
Elderly for making healthcare fundamental right
Chandigarh, September 30
It would be just another day for the senior citizens of the city with various associations organising functions to mark the International Senior Citizens Day tomorrow. Associations working towards the cause of the elderly have suggested the government to launch a scheme to provide paid home care services to the elderly in order to uplift their living conditions.

Two elderly women at the Sector 15 old-age home on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Joined by a common thread: Renowned environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna teaches Mahatma Gandhi’s lookalike Bernie Meyer how to operate a spinning wheel at a function held at Dev Samaj College in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Joined by a common thread: Renowned environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna teaches Mahatma Gandhi’s lookalike Bernie Meyer how to operate a spinning wheel at a function held at Dev Samaj College in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

New Indira Colony tense
Shops, schools remained closed
Chandigarh, September 30
Shops and a government school in New Indira Colony remained closed today with the victim’s family and their supporters demanding strict action against the killers. Heavy presence of police turned the locality into a cantonment as the police parties kept on patrolling the area throughout the day.

Gardens to boost tourism in city
Admn to set up Sunken Garden, Valley of Animals in Sector 50
Chandigarh, September 30
In order to promote the city as a tourist destination, the Chandigarh administration has decided to set up Sunken Garden and Valley of Animals in Sector 50. The landscaping of the garden will be done to make garden terraces at different levels, besides setting up tourism huts and benches along the walkway in the garden. A tourist information centre will also be set up to provide information about other gardens and tourist spots of in the city, besides setting up public conveniences in the garden. The garden will be illuminated aesthetically to highlight the topiaries of the family of different animals and allied species.

A horse cart let lose on Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh.
TRAFFIC HAZARD: A horse cart let lose on Dakshin Marg in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Campaigning to pick up at P’kula
Panchkula, September 30
Election campaigning by political parties is expected to pick up soon here, as bigwigs from at least two parties, INLD and Congress, are scheduled to address public meetings in the coming days.

MLA protests against power, water crisis
Mohali, September 30
President of the Mohali District Congress Committee and Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu held a protest at Phase VIII here today against shortage of water and unannounced power cuts in the town and surrounding areas.

Illegal Religious Structures
Nodal officers to face heat
Chandigarh, September 30
The Chandigarh administration has decided to make nodal officers criminally liable for construction of illegal religious structures in their respective areas. A decision to this regard was taken at a meeting under the chairmanship of the Home Secretary Ram Niwas here today. The meeting was called following a Supreme Court decision, asking all the state governments to ensure that no encroachment takes place on government land.

A play ‘Panj Ishq’ staged at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Open wires pose threat to life
Covers of junction boxes missing
Chandigarh, September 30
Most of the covers of junction boxes of fancy streetlights in Industrial Area, Phase I, have been removed allegedly by drug addict slum youths, putting lives of area residents in danger.

e wild wild web
Internet: Repository of Information
Internet is a repository or mine of information. One can resort to ‘googling’ or click Wikipedia for retrieving information on any damn subject within minutes. A few days back, the Chandigarh Tribune carried a human-interest story “Adult thesis zaps many”. The news says that the thesis of a research student of the English department has kicked up a row at Panjab University.

Sarvesh Kaushal Kaushal is IAS officers' body chief
Chandigarh, September 30
A 1982-batch IAS officer, Sarvesh Kaushal, presently posted as the Member Secretary, Punjab State Women Commission, has been elected president of the Punjab State IAS Officers' Association for one year. Kaushal has been general secretary and vice-president of the association for more than 10 years in the past.

Dr Jagat Ram PGI doctor gets gold medal
Chandigarh, September 30
Dr Jagat Ram, professor in ophthalmology department at advanced eye centre, PGI, was awarded a gold medal for his contribution in the field of paediatric cataract surgery at the annual meeting of Maharashtra and Bombay Ophthalmologists Society in Mumbai from September 25 to 27.

Ex-dy manager of IOC convicted
Chandigarh, September 30
A local court today sentenced RC Sawhni, a former deputy manager with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), to two-year imprisonment in a corruption case dating back to 1987-88.

Workshop on swine flu
Chandigarh, September 30
The UT health department held a mini workshop for government school principals to sensitise them about swine flu.


Grading system fails to enthuse schools
Chandigarh, September 30
MHRD’s latest endeavour of introducing grading system in Class IX from tomorrow has already educed a huge resentment among the school authorities, who not only claim to be clueless about implementation but also doubtful of its success.

Out of syllabus paper
PU Syndicate allows re-exam
Chandigarh, September 30
In a significant decision, the Panjab University syndicate has permitted re-examination of a fourth-semester BA (honours)-BEd (combined) paper, conducted in May this year.

Dayita brings laurels to Saupin’s school
Panchkula, September 30
Dayita Goyal, a student of Class I, brought laurels to Saupin’s school by winning silver and bronze medals (under age group 4 and 6 years) at the Skating Carnival, organised by the Rolling Tigers Skating Academy held at DC Model School, Sector 7, here.

Counselling for MEd from October 3
Chandigarh, September 30
The first counselling for MEd (regular) for admission to the department of education and colleges of education, affiliated to Panjab University, has been fixed from October 3 to 6, 2009, at the university auditorium at 9 am.

Administrative reshuffle at PU
Chandigarh, September 30
Panjab University is all set to witness new faces on certain important administrative posts from October 1. With Keshav Malhotra taking over as Associate Dean (college development), following retirement of BD Budhiraja, he will now deal with issues concerning more than 188 colleges affiliated to PU from across the state.

A clarification
Reacting to the news report “Disorder prevails at Bal Niketan” published on September 30, 2009, Dr Rajesh Kapoor, director, Bal Niketan, has asserted that the school is facing a huge inconvenience due to faulty admit cards of several students appearing for Punjab Technical University’s examination.


Attempt to break open ATM at Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, September 30
Three burglars, with their faces covered, tried to break open an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) of ICICI Bank installed at Dera Bassi on Chandigarh-Ambala highway here this morning. The unidentified miscreants allegedly detained the security guard at gunpoint and used a gas-welding machine to break the ATM.

Suicide bid on retirement day
Bassi Pathana, September 30
A local municipal council employee attempted suicide on the eve of his retirement today and is now struggling for his life at the GMCH Sector 32, Chandigarh.

‘Education should be a natural process’
Kharar, September 30
Educators explored possibilities in education at annual conference of the Council for Teacher Education, held at Rayat and Bahra College of Education.

Training programme on data warehousing from October 3
Patiala, September 30
The LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSOM), Thapar University, Patiala, will organise five-day training programme on "Data Warehousing and Data Mining" from October 3, 2009, to October 7, 2009.

Swine Flu
9 more test positive in Ambala
Ambala, September 30
Nine more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Ambala district, the youngest being a four-month-old baby. District administration officials said 40 persons had been tested for the virus, out of which nine tested positive.

Lioness dies at Chhatbir Zoo
Banur, September 30
A 20-year-old lioness died in Chhatbir Zoo today. The lioness was an in breeding species. The big cat was born at Chhatbir Zoo and was taken care by a special beldar (zoo keeper). Chief Wildlife Warden RK Luna said the lioness died of old age and various other reasons.

Ropar down Jalandhar in kho-kho
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 30
The 55th state-level kho-kho meet kicked off today at Mata Gujri Senior Secondary School here today. Around 82 teams from various districts of Punjab participated in the meet.

Bhagwant Mann enthralls students
Banur, September 30
Renowned Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann enthralled students of the Aryans Group of Institutes (AGOI) during a cultural function held on the college campus in Nepra village near here.

Residents gherao public health dept
Dera Bassi, September 30
Residents of Jawaharpur village today conducted a protest against the public health department for failing to provide them with a proper supply of drinking water.

Body of 55-yr-old man found
Dera Bassi, September 30
Body of 55-year-old man was found under mysterious circumstances from a drain near truck union office on Barwala road here.


Consumer Court
Barclays Bank told to pay Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, September 30
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Barclays Bank to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 and also directed to refund Rs 7,202 to  the complainant.

Citi Financial fined Rs 3,692
Chandigarh, September 30
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Citi Financial to pay Rs 1,192 and Rs 2, 000 along with litigation cost of Rs 500 to the complainant.

‘Govt, lawyers can help in speedier justice’
Chandigarh, September 30
Even as the courts across the country are striving hard to tilt the scales in favour of speedier justice for reducing the pendency of cases, newly appointed Additional Solicitor-General Mohan Jain says the government and corporation lawyers too can do their bit.

Man gets 6-yr jail for culpable homicide
Chandigarh, September 30
A local court yesterday sentenced a person to six years of imprisonment under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) in a case dating back to 2000.


Man booked for attempt to kill wife
Chandigarh, September 30
The police today booked a man on the charges of attempt to kill his wife on a complaint lodged by his daughter. The in charge of the Sector 22 police post said a case of attempt to murder had been registered on Tuesday.

Accident victim’s kin thrash accused
Chandigarh, September 30
High drama was witnessed at the Sector 36 police station this afternoon when an accident victim’s family members thrashed the car driver involved in the mishap.


Aadil Bedi in action at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Wednesday. Honey takes overall lead in Chandigarh golf
Good start by 8-year-old Aadil
Chandigarh, September 30
Honey Basoya of Delhi took the overall lead in the A and B Categories totalling four over 148 at the midway stage of the Usha Chandigarh Open Junior and Subjunior Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Aadil Bedi in action at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Molly Carver Meet
DAVSSS-8, GMS-35 steer into semis
Chandigarh, September 30
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, steered into the semifinal from Pool-B after defeating St Anne's School, Sector 32, by eight wickets in the sixth Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Tournament for High Schools being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, here today.

Another junior golf camp
Chandigarh, September 30
Barely 10 days after the launch of a three-month junior golf programme on September 19, the EGTF has announced another two-month junior golf coaching programme to be held at the Chandigarh Golf Club every Sunday starting on October 4.

A match in progress at Panjab University on Wednesday. SGGS college record victory
Chandigarh, September 30
SGGS College for Women, Sector 26, thrashed Government College, Sector 11, by 30-18 in the Panjab University Inter-College Netball (men) Championship being played at Panjab University here today.

A match in progress at Panjab University on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Panchkula Gully-2 win by seven wickets
Panchkula, September 30
Panchkula Gully-2 defeated Panchkula Gully-3 by seven wickets in the final match of the T-10 Gully Cricket “Ab Har Koi Khelega” Season II at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today. Gully-3 won the toss and elected to bat. They scored 61 for seven in stipulated 10 overs.


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