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Water harvesting
Residents donít care much
Chandigarh, October 24
Despite mandatory orders, there has been negligible response to the mandatory installation of water harvestting systems in plots measuring a kanal and above, particularly in buildings constructed before 2008.

PGI Study
Watchout, but donít lose heart, if young!
Chandigarh, October 24
While medical experts and health policy makers are perturbed over the increase in cardiovascular diseases in the country, a study conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has revealed that a substantial number of young population in northern India has fallen prey to it. The study conducted on 1,003 patients who suffered heart attack revealed that 8 per cent of them fell in the age group of 21 to 40 years.



EARLIER STORIES

Fee Waiver at PU
Staffís ignorance handicap for special students
Chandigarh, October 24
Belying Panjab Universityís claim of providing free education to differently abled students, Kirti Agnihotri, a visually challenged girl enrolled at the music department was made to pay complete fee for staying at the hostel and for studying in MA (first semester).

Furniture and computer peripherals damaged in fire that broke out in Phase XI branch of HDFC Bank, Mohali, on Sunday. Fire at HDFC Bank
Mohali, October 24
In a major fire that broke out in the Phase XI branch of HDFC Bank here this afternoon, furniture and computer peripherals worth lakhs of rupees were gutted. An automated teller machine (ATM) installed in the bank was also damaged in the blaze.

Furniture and computer peripherals damaged in fire that broke out in Phase XI branch of HDFC Bank, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu





COMMUNITY

Open House
Sweets alone not adulterated
Are only sweets in the market adulterated? If one goes by newspaper reports, one would definitely answer in the affirmative. The Chandigarh administration has recently disclosed recoveries of adulterated sweets from different parts of the city. It has claimed to have destroyed at least 7,500 kilogrammes of alleged spurious and adulterated sweets. Earlier, it used to be spurious Ďkhoyaí with unhealthy contents, now it is unclean surroundings that has marred the festive spirit. Spurious product is brought from Uttar Pradesh and transported to different parts of the state. Anti-adulteration drives have also failed to curb the menace. Such drives are only carried out near Diwali or some other festival.

No policy on protection, maintenance of trees
No space has been left around these trees. Mohali, October 24
To the utter shock of tree lovers, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the Mohali Municipal Council, the government agencies maintaining the town for the last over three decades, do not have a policy on protection and maintenance of trees. More shockingly, neither agency has a count of the trees, dead, diseased, decaying and healthy ones.

No space has been left around these trees. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Festive Season
Whitewashing charges touch the roof
Acute shortage of painters for houses, business establishments
Chandigarh, October 24
With Diwali round the corner and people keen to refurbish their houses and business establishments, whitewashing wages have gone up exorbitantly. Average daily labour that normally costs between Rs 200 and Rs 250 is now between Rs 300 and Rs 400.


A daring stunt by a jawan at the ITBPís training centre in Bhanu, near Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Conference on radiology ends
Chandigarh, October 24
The 13th annual conference of the Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the PGI concluded here today. In the morning session, interventional radiologists from various institutes presented research work, followed by discussions on neurointerventions.

Incinerator gathering rust at GH-6
It is obsolete, says Civil Surgeon
Panchkula, October 24
The incinerator installed at the General Hospital, Sector 6, about 13 years ago, is gathering rust as has been lying unused for about nine years. The building where the incinerator has been installed is in a dilapidated condition. The cost of the incinerator is about Rs 15 lakh.

Foreigners, too, gear up for Diwali
Throwing all security norms to winds, people throng Sector 22 market, adjoining Kiran Theatre, in a large number these days, particularly on weekends. William Arthur, an IT professional from Belgium, working in a city-based IT company, is spending extra hours in the market to purchase candles, colourful lights and other handicraft material to decorate his rented house in Sector 9 on the occasion of Diwali. Peter Thomas, another IT professional from the USA, is busy in the evening clicking photographs of temples and business establishments illuminated with lights.

Throwing all security norms to winds, people throng Sector 22 market, adjoining Kiran Theatre, in a large number these days, particularly on weekends. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chatrath, Bansal nominated to AICC
Chandigarh, October 24
Adding another feather to her cap, MC Mayor Anu Chatrath, is among four senior leaders nominated as All-India Congress Committee (AICC) members by the party high command.

Land acquisition
BJP wants judicial mechanism
Chandigarh, October 24
With acquisition of land for mega projects raising a lot of dust in Chandigarh, the BJP has suggested setting up of a judicial mechanism to monitor the land acquisition to ensure a better deal to the farming community.

Work on sewerage project deficient, says Kang
Mohali, October 24
In a letter to local bodies minister Manoranjan Kalia, former Congress minister Jagmohan Singh Kang has alleged that the quality of work on sewerage being executed in Kurali city by GMADA at a cost of Rs 36 crore was of substandard quality and not according to the requirement.

Protest by Sec-49 housing society
Chandigarh, October 24
Residents of the Labour Bureau Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 49, staged a demonstration at the society complex today. They were protesting against the failure of the society mangement to deposit lease money with the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB).


EDUCATION

PU re-advertises key administrative posts
Chandigarh, October 24
Competent educationists opt for jobs in private universities and the corporate sector rather than settle for senior positions in government aided institutions like Panjab University. This appears to be the line of reasoning of PU officials for not having found suitable candidates and, hence, advertising for certain top administrative posts again.

Brother Pinto, global head of the congregation of Christian Brothers, interacts with members of the St Johnís Old Boys Association. Light moments at St Johnís
Chandigarh, October 24
Urging former students of St Johnsís High School, Sector 26, to serve the whole world as one family and think big in terms of contributing to the entire creation, Brother Philip Pinto, global head of the congregation of Christian Brothers, today interacted with members of the Old Boys Association of the school.

Brother Pinto, global head of the congregation of Christian Brothers, interacts with members of the St Johnís Old Boys Association. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

2 motorcyclists killed
Rajpura, October 24
Two motorcyclists, working in an iron factory of Rajpura, got killed on the spot this evening in a head-on collision with an unidentified vehicle. The deceased, both residents of Buta Singh Wala village, near Banur, were going towards their village on the bike when they met with accident near Dhankansu village near Banur.

Mukat Public School first in singing
Bassi Pathana, October 24
Mukat Public School, Rajpura, won the state-level national singing competition (Hindi), whereas Sanskrit Vidyalaya DAV Public School, Patiala, secured the first position in (Sanskrit). The competition was organised by the local unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad.

Festive Season
Health officials to check adulteration
Ambala, October 24
Taking a note of adulterated milk products and khoya being sold, the health department has launched a campaign to check the menace. Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow has also instructed sweets manufacturers to provide pure sweets to consumers during the festival season.


CRIME

Couple hurt in hit-&-run case
Chandigarh, October 24
In a hit-and-run road accident, a couple was injured after a car rammed into their motorcycle at Sarangpur village on Friday. Sant Ram, a resident of Indira Colony, Mani Majra reported to the police that a car (CH 04 J 1451) rammed into his motorcycle near the bridge at Sarangpur village on October 22.

Woman robbed of car, gold chain
Chandigarh, October 24
An unidentified youth in his early twenties allegedly robbed a woman of her car and gold chain after kidnapping her from Colony Number 4 here this evening. The 32-year-old victim, Aausher Jahan, told the police that she and her husband, was on her way to Dera Bassi, where they resided, after visiting the Sector 22 market.

Two held for LPG cylinder misuse
Chandigarh, October 24
The police arrested two eating joint owners yesterday for using domestic LPG cylinders for commercial purposes. Sources said the district food and supply officer, SP Manchanda, lodged a complaint against Sham Lal of Shanti Nagar, Mani Majra.


SPORTS

Back-to-back wins for Little Champs
Chandigarh, October 24
Quick-fire 44 runs in 23 balls by Aman helped Little Champs Club, Faridabad, beat Mount Carmel, Sector 47, by five wickets in the first Lalís Cup Cricket Tournament U-14 at BTS Grounds in Sector 48 here today.

Table Tennis: Manav Mangal School clinch titles
Mohali, October 24
Manav Mangal School, Chandigarh, and its Panchkula branch established their supremacy by winning titles in the CBSE Cluster XIII Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament-2010 at Manav Mangal Smart School here yesterday. DAV Public School also won two titles.
The winners with their trophies at Manav Mangal Smart School in Mohali.
The winners with their trophies at Manav Mangal Smart School in Mohali. A Tribune photograph

Champ siblings get warm welcome
Geeta and Babita, sisters from Haryana who won gold and silver, respectively, in wrestling during the Commonwealth Games, being welcomed in Mohali on Sunday. Mohali, October 24
Geeta and Babita, sister from Haryana who won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the wrestling event of the Commonwealth Games were accorded a warm welcome by local MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, District Planning Board chairman NK Sharma and other prominent persons here today.

Geeta and Babita, sisters from Haryana who won gold and silver, respectively, in wrestling during the Commonwealth Games, being welcomed in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Punjab log 8-wkt win
Chandigarh, October 24
Punjab drubbed Jammu and Kashmir by eight wickets in the Under-19 Inter-State One Day Cricket Tournament for Vinoo Mankad Trophy being played at Amtar, Himachal Pradesh.

Shooting
Day 1: Tejpal spot on
Players take aim during the Chandigarh State Shooting Championship in Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, October 24
Tejpal Singh is leading the show in the .22 prone open sight senior men as he shot 450 points out of 600 in the 35th Chandigarh State Shooting Championship that commenced at Patiala ki Rao Shooting Ranges in Sector 25 here today.

Players take aim during the Chandigarh State Shooting Championship in Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Zamal leads team to pro-am win
Panchkula, October 24
Mohd Zamal Hossain Mollahís team comprising BS Cheema, Manpaal Singh and Mann Singh clinched the pro-am title of the Haryana Open 2010 at the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

DAV College claim title
Chandigarh, October 24
DAV College, Sector 10, lawn tennis team won the top honours in the Panjab University Inter-College Championship at the Panjab University tennis courts here. In the final, DAVís Gurmohit and Suraj beat Mandeep Gill and Simerveer of Panjab University Campus 2-0.


 



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