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Six SSPs in 3 years
Public initiatives in Mohali suffer
Mohali, October 1
Frequent transfers of SSPs are playing havoc with basic policing and various public-oriented initiatives launched by the police from time to time.

Nari Niketan Stalemate
Third round of talks also fail
Chandigarh, October 1
The standoff between the UT administration and the Delhi-based National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities over the “adoption” of the mentally challenged Nari Niketan rape victim has failed to end even after a third round of discussions today.

Hostel Issue
SOPU leader misbehaves with dept head
Chandigarh, October 1
The issue of hostel allocation to a PhD scholar at Panjab University resulted in a brawl among faculty members of the Punjabi department and SOPU leaders today.To plead the case of a girl student, Varinder Dhillon, SOPU president, went to meet the Punjabi department chairperson, Jagjit Singh, where both entered into an argument. 

Warrants against conman, daughter
Panchkula, October 1
A Sector 6 resident and his daughter have reportedly duped three persons of Rs 27 lakh and fled to the USA.A Panchkula court has also issued non-bailable warrants against the father-daughter duo. According to the complainant, Pardeep Krishan Goswami, a resident of Sector 51, Chandigarh, he was known to the accused, Davinder Singh, for the past more than a decade.



Old Cottonians meet at Lake Club
Chandigarh, October 1
Old Cottonians shake a leg at Lake Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday As part of the “Sesquicentennial Celebrations” 1859-2009 of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, a reunion of the alumni was organised at the Lake Club here this evening.Amidst a charged atmosphere, the alumni, who had come from Canada, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan and different parts of the country, shared fond memories of yesteryears.
Old Cottonians shake a leg at Lake Club, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph 

School for free education to poor kids
Chandigarh, October 1
For providing free education to children of economically weaker section, Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, launched Roshini Rai School on its premises today.

A Punjab police cop bathes a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti at the Police Lines in Patiala on Thursday.
A Punjab police cop bathes a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti at the Police Lines in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

NSS camp begins
Chandigarh, October 1
The weeklong NSS camp began today at MCM DAV College. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Vikram Rana, state liaison officer-DPI, Chandigarh. Dr Vikaram Rana addressed the students and emphasised the significance of social service.

Low water pressure
Chandigarh, October 1
Residents of Sector 18-C today complained of acute water shortage. They said the pressure of water was very low and even motors were of no help.

Relief in sight from power cuts
Chandigarh, October 1
Even as power cuts affected normal life today, some respite seems to be in sight in the coming days.In fact, sweltering heat tested the patience of residents, particularly in the southern sectors. Several residents complained that power cuts exceeded their scheduled durations. At some places, unscheduled power cuts also left the residents fuming.

2 more H1N1 cases in city
Chandigarh, October 1
Two more cases of swine flu from the city have come to light.A spokesman of the UT health department said first was a doctor of the GMCH, Sector 32, and the second was a 42-year-old Mohali resident. 

Second phase of park dedicated to elderly
Chandigarh, October 1
Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, today dedicated the second phase of Topiary Park developed in an area of about 2.31 acre at Sector 35, to senior citizens.

Navodaya Vidyalaya  Samiti meeting
Chandigarh, October 1
The Joint Action Committee of employees of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti held a meeting today in which delegates from all over the country participated. They discussed the future course of action for implementation of pension in Navodaya Vidyalayas on the pattern of Central Government employees.

Mohali ex-MC chief wins from ward in recounting
Mohali, October 1
Former Municipal Council president Kulwant Singh won the election from his ward by 25 votes in a recounting held here today.

P’kula admn biased:BJP 
Panchkula, October 1
Panchkula BJP candidate Gian Chand Gupta has alleged that the local administration was biased against them. Gupta, who was addressing a press conference at party office in Sector 2 here today, said the administration was working as an agent of the Congress and not allowing them to put their party flags in the city.

Chautala showers promises to lure electorate
Panchkula, October 1
Leaving no stone unturned to entice the electorate, the INLD supremo and former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala showered promises for every section of society here today.

Stop migration of youth to cities: NGO
Functions held to mark Senior Citizen’s Day
Chandigarh, October 1
The present day socio-economic milieu was such that children are forced to live separately from their parents and the government, NGOs and scientists should join hands to create a technology so that they could remain with their parents.

Barkat Sidhu sings for senior citizens
Chandigarh, October 1
The serenity of Sufiana spiritual ethos and magnificence of melodic music brought alive by acclaimed Sufi singer Barkat Sidhu at the GCG-11 auditorium today marked the grand finale of the month-long welfare and cultural activities organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association.

MDLR Airlines penalised
Chandigarh, October 1
Coming to the rescue of a passenger, while cracking a whip against an airline for causing harassment due to unscheduled landing of a flight, the District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed MDLR Airlines to pay Rs 4,500 to a complainant, along with litigation costs.

‘Name Panchayat Bhawan after Kairon’
Chandigarh, October 1
Piqued over the indifferent attitude of the UT Administration and the Punjab government towards the late Chief Minister Partap Singh Kairon, a city resident and social worker Narinder Singh displayed the photograph of Kairon at Plaza in Sector 17 today.

29,000 diagnosed with diabetes
Mohali, October 1
As many as 29,018 patients have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy under the Guru Harkrishan Sahib Diabetes Retinopathy Project that was started two years ago, this was stated by Ranjeet R Mann, project coordinator, during a press conference here yesterday.

Speaking Out
Vijender does India proud again
Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist Vijender Singh has scaled new heights by becoming the world's top-ranked pugilist in the middleweight (75 kg) category. Our reporter Gagan K Teja tries to find out what people of the region have to say about Vijender’s achievement.


UBS ranked 20th in country
Chandigarh, October 1
Student of UBS, Panjab University, along with their chairperson Dinesh Gupta, hold the memento of honour. The University Business School (UBS) of Panjab University has been ranked 20th among the B-schools in the country by an international French scientific committee. It was rated among the best 1,000 business schools in the world.The UBS has been honoured with the three “Eduniversal palmes” which are a reflection of its international reputation and influence, said UBS chairperson Dinesh Gupta.
Student of UBS, Panjab University, along with their chairperson Dinesh Gupta, hold the memento of honour. A Tribune photograph


Job fest at Kharar college
Kharar, October 1
A mega job fest was held at Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology (GGSCMT), Kharar.Twenty-three leading software, engineering and hotel management companies participated in the job fest, which was inaugurated by Surinder Pal Singh Sachdeva, chairman of the college.

An accused in police custody with sacks of poppy husk at Rajpura on Thursday.
An accused in police custody with sacks of poppy husk at Rajpura on Thursday.A Tribune photograp

Archery Meet
Parwinder, Swati emerge champs
Patiala, October 1
Punjabi University, Patiala, conducted Inter-College Archery Championship on the university archery ground here today.

B’ball player Harjeet honoured
Patiala, October 1
Punjab cagers have made a mark at international arena and the latest sensation is Harjeet Kaur from Patiala.

Blood donation camp
Morinda, October 1
On the eve of International Blood Donation Day, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Club, Morinda, organised a blood donation camp at the civil hospital here. During the camp, 52 units of blood were collected and handed over to the Community Health Centre (CHC), Chamkaur Sahib, which resulted in the setting up of blood bank at the CHC for the first time.

Assembly Elections
Selja starts campaigning
Ambala, October 1
MP Selja today started campaigning for her constituency. Confident that her constituency would record a cent per cent win for the Congress, she stated that she would be campaigning for all nine constituencies in the coming days.

Man fires at mother-in-law
Ropar, October 1
A resident of Batala village reportedly fired six bullets on his mother-in-law for not allowing his wife to accompany him. Rajinder Singh, from Billa Taja village, Batala, came to Ropar to fetch his newly wed wife Jagjit Kaur from New Hargobind Singh Nagar locality of Ropar.


Youth held guilty of stabbing girl
Chandigarh, October 1
Sessions judge K K Garg today convicted Ajay Kamboj under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.

2 youths held in murder case
Mohali, October 1
With the arrest of two youths, the Mohali police has cracked a year-old case of murder of a 25-year-old ice-cream vendor, Sunil Kumar. The victim died at the PGI after being beaten to death by two persons at Phase VIII here on August 24 last year.

Ambala resident held for fraud
Chandigarh, October 1
The police arrested an Ambala resident on the charges of duping a Mohali resident of over Rs 9 lakh. It was alleged that the accused had taken a truck on loan and later disposed of the same after dismantling it.

Cyclist killed in accident
Chandigarh, October 1
A cyclist was killed while two other were injured in three separate road accidents in the city.

New Indira Colony Violence
Murder accused arrested
Chandigarh, October 1
New Indira Colony, which had witnessed violence following murder a 17-year-old youth two days ago, is limping back to normalcy.

7 nabbed with 175 bottles of liquor
Chandigarh, October 1
The police arrested seven persons, including a woman, from various parts of the city on Wednesday and seized 175 bottles of liquor from their possession.


C’wealth Cricket
Fine start by Indian U-16 team 
Chandigarh, October 1
On the inaugural day of the third edition of Commonwealth cricket series to be played between the School Games Federation of India and School Sports Australia at Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula, Indian Under-16 won the match by one wicket.

Trials on October 5
Chandigarh, October 1
The Chandigarh sports department will conduct selection trials on October 5 to select the Chandigarh team for participation in the 35th National Sports Festival for Women at Bhopal from October 21 to 24.

 A player in action during the athletics meet at Sports Complex, Sector 42, Ashish bags top rank in U-19 long jump
Chandigarh, October 1
Ashish Lohan clinched the top position of U-19 long jump during the CBSE Cluster 13 Athletics Meet (boys and girls) being organised by SD Public School, Sector 32, held at Sports Complex, Sector 46, here today.

A player in action during the athletics meet at Sports Complex, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

A match in progress between MCM DAV College, Sector 36, and GGS College, Sector 26, on Panjab University ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. Harshita, Nidhi shine in Panjab University’s win
Chandigarh, October 1
A fine half-century by Harshita (73) and Nidhi (29) secured Panjab University campus a win against Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, by seven wickets during the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (Women) Championship, here today.
A match in progress between MCM DAV College, Sector 36, and GGS College, Sector 26, on Panjab University ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

A marriage function being held at a tennis court in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tennis court used for marriage parties
Chandigarh, October 1
A tennis court in Sector 38 Community Centre has virtually turned into a place for holding parties.Players and members of the tennis club are fuming over the misuse of the court and authorities are unmindful of the inconvenience meted out to them.
NOT A SPORTY AFFAIR: A marriage function being held at a tennis court in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Cricket meet tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 1
Sigma XI will take on ICICI Bank XI in the opening match of the fourth MG Cup League Cricket Tournament to be organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club on October 2, at Sector-32 cricket ground here.

Saini takes lead in Chandigarh Jr Golf
Chandigarh, October 1
Ashbeer Singh Saini carded a one over 73 score to take the overall lead at eight over 224 on the penultimate day of the Usha Chandigarh Open Junior and Sub-junior Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

600 take part in KVS athletics meet
Panchkula, October 1
About 600 boys and girls from 60 Kendriya Vidyalayas of Chandigarh Region participated in the 40th KVS Regional Athletics Meet 2009, held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

A referee conducts the match without wearing the prescribed uniform on PU ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. Referees violate uniform code
Chandigarh, October 1
Referees directing the netball matches of the Panjab University Inter-College Championship seem to be least bothered about discipline.During the on going matches on PU grounds, the referees were present without their prescribed uniform, while judging the match.A city-based netball coach, said: “When the referee, whose job is to judge the players, is least bothered about the basic rules and regulations, then how the discipline can be expected from the players?”

A referee conducts the match without wearing the prescribed uniform on PU ground in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Women boxing squad
Chandigarh, October 1
Following players will represent Chandigarh in the 10th Senior National Women Boxing Championship to be held at Jamshedpur from October 2 to 7. Hardeep Kaur -51 Kg, Sudesh Kumari - 48 kg, Suman -57 Kg, Reena-64 Kg, Pratibha - 69 kg, Arpana- 75 Kg, Diksha-51 Kg, Shaila 81 kg, team coach - Anjali and team manager- Jagdeep. — TNS


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