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Schools ask students to delete Facebook accounts
Chandigarh, October 9
Taking a cue from the recent incident at Vivek High School, Sector 38 here, many government and private schools have joined hands to curb the social networking menace prevalent among students.

Sensory Park sans aids for visually challenged
Chandigarh, October 9
The country’s first Sensory Park, located in Sector 26 here and designed for the visually challenged, has nAn attendant holds hands of visually challenged children to guide them in Sensory Park, Sector 26, Chandigarh.ot come up as per the
plan. Reason: The municipal corporation, after spending Rs 10 lakh on half acre land, has offered nothing more than a routine green belt developed in any other sector of the city.
An attendant holds hands of visually challenged children to guide them in Sensory Park, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Electoral List
UT poll body invites objections from residents

Chandigarh, October 9
If for some reason your name doesn’t figure in the latest electoral rolls survey, which was carried out recently, here is your chance to get it included, courtesy the UT Election Department.


Anti-encroachment drive
50 shopkeepers challaned

Chandigarh, October 9
An anti-encroachment drive was carried out at Sadar and Rehri Market, Sector 19, here today. Fifty shopkeepers were challenged during the drive, which was held under the supervision of Additional Commissioner Lalit Siwach, inspector KD Sharma and Kashmira Singh, along with the MC’s enforcement staff.


Boys wait for their turn at a roller-skating championship in KB DAV School, Sector 7, Chandigarh,
Boys wait for their turn at a roller-skating championship in KB DAV School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari

Governor calls for preserving wildlife 
Chandigarh, October 9
Presiding over the valedictory function of the Wildlife Week-2010 at Kansal Forests in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil called for harmonious integration of wildlife preservation and promotion with forest and garden culture.

Wildlife week concludes
Zirakpur, October 9
The week-long wildlife week celebrations at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhatbir, concluded here today.

MC tries to ‘encroach’ village land
Zirakpur, October 9
Residents of Nabha village alleged that the Zirakpur municipal council yesterday tried to encroach upon the common village land. They claimed that they had stay orders from the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

46,000 throng Mansa Devi temple
Panchkula, October 9
About 46,000 devotees paid obeisance to Goddess Mansa. Cash worth Rs 9.46 lakh was collected as offerings, besides 25 silver ornaments were offered by the devotees on the second day of the nine-day Navratra.

A Marathi artiste presents lavani and tamasha at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh Lavani dance casts spell
Chandigarh, October 9
The Raghuveer Khedakar Kantabai Starker troupe captivated audience during the ongoing CSNA festival of traditions at Randhawa auditorium. Sensing response of audience, actors interspersed their chaste Marathi dialogue with Hindi, but with Marathi accent much to the delight of theatre buffs.

A Marathi artiste presents lavani and tamasha at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PGI tells Raj Bahadur to vacate house
Chandigarh, October 9
Facing a shortage of staff quarters, the PGI has written a letter to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) authorities for providing it a house in lieu of the PGI house retained by GMCH director principal Dr Raj Bahadur.

Badal recovering
Chandigarh, October 9
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal admitted to the PGI on Thursday is recovering fast and doctors attending on him will review the situation tomorrow morning.


PU Syndicate Meeting
‘Bulky’ Syndicate details to be discussed

Chandigarh, October 9
Details of Panjab University Syndicate proceedings are back in the agenda of Senate meeting, which were earlier scrapped due to its ‘bulkiness’.

MEd Counselling
Only 1 gets admission under sports quota

Chandigarh, October 9
Students called for counselling of MEd course (under the sports quota) in Panjab University and affiliated colleges today returned disappointed from the university campus. In a grievance letter addressed to the Chandigarh Tribune, students pointed out that out of 15 students called for the counselling by PU today, only one was granted admission.

Syndics’ no to change in convocation dress code
Chandigarh, October 9
The Panjab University Syndicate has refused to consider a change in convocation black dress code.

Charity finds its way among youngsters
Chandigarh, October 9
Students gather tonnes of “used household” material for poor kids in Chandigarh. Charity is no longer tagged as a task taken up by senior citizens, instead city youth are now engaging in social activities with great enthusiasm. Consider this: in just a week’s time, students of the Panjab University’s Centre for Social Work have collected 186 kg of old clothes, 310 kg of waste paper, 50 kg of torn off paper, 76 pair of shoes and tonnes of used home products and appliances. 

Students gather tonnes of “used household” material for poor kids in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Seminar on honour killing
Chandigarh, October 9
A seminar on “Honour killing: role and responsibility of society and media” was organised at ICSSR complex, PU, here today.


Lifting of paddy fails to take off
Bassi Pathana, October 9
Though the procurement of paddy by various government agencies had started from October 1, lifting of procured paddy has not yet started resulting in heaps of procured paddy bags lying in the grain markets.

Government teachers hold a protest in Mohali
Government teachers hold a protest in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Admn fails to take action
Bassi Pathana, October 9
Despite assurances from officials and the local MLA to provide drinking water to the residents at the earliest, nothing has been done so far and the situation had come to such a point that people were yearning for drinking water to quench their thirst and even for sanitation purposes.

YPS lifts memorial debate trophy
Patiala, October 9
The 21st Lt Col Frank Von Goldstein Memorial Debate concluded at Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Patiala, yesterday.

8 prisoners booked for ‘manhandling’ jail officials
Ambala, October 9
An undertrial Surender, alias Ganja, who was brought to Ambala City civil hospital for medical examination on court’s order this evening, alleged that he and a few other prisoners were mercilessly beaten up in the jail late last night.

Modern Industrial Township
Farmers protest acquisition at Panjokhra

Ambala, October 9
The residents and farmers of Panjokhra village staged protest against the alleged forcible acquisition of more than 1,700 acres on the Ambala-Naraingarh road by the Haryana government.

Kharga Corps celebrate 39th anniversary
Ambala, October 9
The Kharga Corps celebrated its 39th anniversary here recently. Lt Gen Anil Chait said Kharga Corps was raised on this day in 1971 under the command of Lt Gen TN Raina, who later became Chief of Army Staff.

Traffic disrupted on NH-22
Kalka, October 9
Hundreds of tourists and daily commuters had to face great inconvenience today due to traffic disruption on the National Highway-22 in Kalka.


Case adjourned to Nov 13 
Chandigarh, October 9
The CBI special court of Darshan Singh adjourned the cash-at-judge’s-door scam case after the investigating agency said the sanction for prosecuting Justice Nirmal Yadav was still awaited. Justice Nirmal Yadav is presently a judge at the Uttarakhand High Court. The case is adjourned to November 13.


Youths pose as CIA cop, try to rob chemist
Mohali, October 9
Two youths, posing as police officials from the CIA wing, made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the owner of a medical store at Phase X here on Saturday evening. One of the youths posing as the CIA inspector accused Vikram, owner of the medical store, of selling prohibited drugs, but Vikram maintained that he was not doing any illegal activity. They also threatened Vikram to pay the money or else they would take him to the CIA. But when the shopkeeper called up his friends, they got scared and fled. It is learnt that they both had been traced from Kharar.

Youth held with 300 gm of charas
Chandigarh, October 9
The Chandigarh Police has arrested a youngster with 300 gm charas from Sector 23 here today. The accused has been identified as Suraj, a resident of Mandi, HP.


Cricket: Dinesh takes CL DAV home
Panchkula, October 9
Chaman Lal DAV School, Sector 11, defeated Delhi Public School, Pinjore, by eight wickets in the final of second Clive Shear Six-A-Side Cricket Tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today. St Xavier’s School, Panchkula, organised the tournament. All-rounder Dinesh was responsible for CL DAV’s comfortable victory. He top scored with 32 as DAV replied with 76 for 2 in reply to DPS Pinjore’s 71 for 3. He also bagged 2 for 20. Dinesh was adjudged the best player. Semifinals: St Xavier’s-Panchkula (50 for 5) beat DPS Pinjore (55 for 2), while CL DAV-Panchkula (65 for 2) beat Saupin’s Chandigarh (59 for 3). — TNS

Rajeshwar Football Club, NPS to clash for title
Chandigarh, October 9
A forward player of the Friends Football Club being checked by an NPS player during the fifth Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship in Chandigarh Rajeshwar Football Club will lock horns with NPS Club in the final of fifth Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship being organised by the Youngsters Football Club.

A forward player of the Friends Football Club being checked by an NPS player during the fifth Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chess meet from Oct 12
Chandigarh, October 9
The XIX National U-25 Chess Championship 2010 will be organised by the Chandigarh Chess Association (CCA) on behalf of the All-India Chess Federation at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-C, from October 12. The one-week mega event is significant for the tricity, as it is for the first time that such a prestigious tournament is being organised in the region. — TNS



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