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UT officials to lose extra security, perks
Chandigarh, September 19
With the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashing the Chandigarh disturbed area notification, officials of the UT Administration and the police are all set to lose the extra security cover, allowances and perks.

Boost for Union Territory’s green initiative
Mission green: Air pipes installed at Paryavaran Bhawan at Sector 19 in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, September 19
UT Administrator Shivraj Patil today inaugurated Paryavaran Bhawan, an energy-efficient green building, at Sector 19 here. This is the first-of-its-kind building of the UT Administration.

Mission green: Air pipes installed at Paryavaran Bhawan at Sector 19 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Eight college students suspended for ragging
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chandigarh College of Architecture has suspended eight students for their alleged involvement in a ragging incident at the boys' hostel in the college. Acting on a compliant submitted by a first-year student, the college swung into action and formed a committee to probe the incident.

Many private schools closed today
Chandigarh, September 19
Many private schools in the tricity will remain closed tomorrow, courtesy the Bharat bandh call given by some political parties. While no holiday has been declared in government or government-aided schools, all four missionary schools — St John's, St Anne’s, Carmel Convent and Sacred Heart — will remain closed tomorrow. The examination, which was scheduled for tomorrow, has now been postponed to September 29.


Fungal infections on the rise
Chandigarh, September 19
Punjab with its cotton producing districts like Ferozepur, Faridkot, Mukatsar, Bathinda, Sangrur, Ludhiana, Gurdaspur and Mansa has a high prevalence of fungal infections including nose and para-nasal sinuses. Though there is no specific data regarding the impact of disease in the state yet any patient with features of sinusitis from is required to be specifically screened for fungal sinusitis, said Professor Ashok Gupta of the otolaryngology department, the PGI, on the eve of 3-day ENT Surgical Workshop to be started here tomorrow.

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Only five tents for landslide victims
Tents pitched for the landslide-hit.Panchkula, September 19
The insensitivity of the district administration can be gauged from the fact that it is not providing sufficient tents to the victims, who have lost their houses in the recent landslides at Chandi Kotla village. As a result, more than a dozen people have been packed like sardines in a small tent there. Only five small tents have been provided for the residents of over 50 houses.

Tents pitched for the landslide-hit. A Tribune photograph

Rain leaves roads in bad shape
Chandigarh, September 19
It has been nothing less than a nightmare for all those who have been commuting on roads for the past few days. Owing to moderate showers, which had lashed the city during recently, huge potholes dot the roads where water logging is major problem most of the time. These roads not only offer a bumpy ride but also are an eyesore for people living in the vicinity.

Ganesh Chaturthi:
Devotees pay obeisance during Ganesh Chaturthi at the Kali Bari temple in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Health teams create awareness on dengue
Chandigarh, September 19
Twentythree cases of dengue have been reported from different parts of the city this season so far. The figure is alarming when compared to the last year’s figures when the first case of dengue in city was reported on September 26. While nine fresh cases were reported at city hosptials last week, the number of such patients was 14 the previous week.

Five-day theatre festival from September 21
Chandigarh, September 19
Bollywood actors Arundhati Nag, Seema Biswas and Yashpal Sharma would be the highlights in the five-day Chandigarh Theatre Festival to be held at the Tagore Theatre from September 21.

BJP Yuva Morcha demands FIR against PM
Chandigarh, September 19
Workers of BJP Yuva Morcha today marched to the Sector 34 police station demanding registration of an FIR against the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his involvement in the coal scam. Party supporters protested against the infamous coal scam worth trillions of rupees.

Members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha protest against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Sector 34 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

FDI in retail
City traders to observe half-day bandh
Chandigarh, September 19
On a call of the Bhartiya Udyog Beopar Mandal, the local traders will observe a half-day bandh on September 20 against the decision of the Centre to allow 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail. The city traders will observe half-day bandh from 10 am to 2 pm.

Artistes stage a play, “Baaki itehass” in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Play ‘Baaki Itehaas’ staged
Chandigarh, September 19
The play “Baaki Itehaas”, written by Badal Sarkar and directed by Lakha Lehri, was staged as part of the ongoing Gursharan Singh Naat Festival at Punjab Kala Bhavan today. The play is a beautifully story about man and mankind and depicts how a man in trying to give a meaning to his life tortures the rest of mankind. The play highlights how man after reaching a stand-still in his life and in search of a new goal discovers means for own destruction.

Artistes stage a play, “Baaki itehass” in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S.Chandan

Give info on digging borewells in advance: DC
Mohali, September 19
To avoid any untoward incident, the district administration has issued directions regarding taking mandatory safety measures while digging bore wells or tubewells by any person.


Right To Education Act
Plan to fill 2,500 posts
Chandigarh, September 19
The UT Education Department has placed the proposal to fill more than 2500 required posts for the effective implementation of the Right To Education (RTE) ACT. As per the latest estimates prepared by the department, it needed to create 2576 posts to adequately maintain the required norms of the act. The proposal includes the requirement of staff at the directorate level as well as at district education office level. The major problem, however, is the requirement of staff in government schools, which are suffering due shortage of teachers.

Regularisation of teachers
Contractual teachers asked to submit service details
Chandigarh, September 19
The issue of regularisation of contractual teachers has again gained momentum after the UT Education Department has asked all its teachers, working in government schools on contractual basis, to submit details regarding their date of joining, years of service in different schools besides their overall performance report. As per the information, the required information is already being compiled in the District Education Office.

PU senate elections
Results of 4 reserved seats declared
Chandigarh, September 19
The results of the four seats, reserved for Panjab University teachers in the Senate, was declared today. Karamjeet Singh has made it to the Senate from professor arts constituency, meanwhile, Rupinder Tewari won the elections from professor science constituency. The results of the two other seats reserved for readers constituency in arts and science was also declared.

Students hold protest outside VC’s office
Students of the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology protest at the PU in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, September 19
Over fifty students, pursuing five-year integrated course of BE-MBA from the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology today staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office. They demanded that they should given separate degrees for the Bachelors in Engineering and MBA as placement companies were rejecting them just because they had a dual degree.

Students of the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology protest at the PU in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Student council members give poll expenditure details
Chandigarh, September 19
It's not just the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) president who managed to win elections within the limit of Rs 5,000 but the general secretary and joint secretary also won the elections after spending within the stipulated limit even after the extravagant campaigning.

60 to take part in workshop at GMCH-32
Chandigarh, September 19
Over 60 participants including faculty members, representatives of schools of Chandigarh, the GMCH-32 and several other institutions are scheduled to participate at three-day workshop on “Biostatistical aspects of randomised clinical trials and medical ethics” at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.



Health check-up camp organised
Patiala, September 19
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) organised a free medical check-up camp for its employees at Power Colony here today. While inaugurating the camp PSPCL CMD K D Chaudhri said the power corporation was fully aware about the health needs of its employees and thus from time to time was organising such camps where the employees could avail the facility free of cost.

Increase in duration of rural service irks doctors
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 19
The district branch of PCMS Doctors' Association on Wednesday presented a memorandum to the civil surgeon against the new policy of the Health Department, in which the duration of rural service for PG courses has been increased.


Aroma murder case
Key witness turns hostile; blow to police
Chandigarh, September 19
In a blow to the UT police, the complainant in the sensational Aroma murder case turned hostile in court today and retracted from his earlier statements given to the police. The security guard at Aroma, who is the complainant in the case against eight accused, told the court that he was never a witness to the murder.

Court extends police remand of robber
Mohali, September 19
The local court today extended the remand of Talwinder Singh, alias Dimple under the police custody for one more day.

'Insult' of Tricolour: Student files PIL
Panchkula, September 19
A student of Class VIII filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the district court today stating that a news channel was insulting the national flag by flashing the headlines on the same.


Car crushes man at Majri Chowk
Panchkula, September 19
In a tragic accident, a 35-year-old man was chopped into pieces after he was run over by a Swift Dzire car near Majri Chowk late last night. The victim, who has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, was a resident of Old Panchkula. Parts of his body were brought to the general hospital at Sector 6 and the post-mortem was conducted today.

The car and the mangled remains of the bike involved in the accident, at the police post at Sector 21 in Panchkula on Wednesday; and (right) an eyewitness, Mukesh, narrates the incident at Zirakpur.
The car and the mangled remains of the bike involved in the accident, at the police post at Sector 21 in Panchkula on Wednesday; and (right) an eyewitness, Mukesh, narrates the incident at Zirakpur. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Police told me to forget the incident, says eyewitness
Panchkula, September 19
In what can be termed as the most unprofessional act, the Panchkula police has refused to record the statement of the lone eyewitness to the accident, saying that ‘Why he is inviting unwanted trouble’. Instead, the police has been claiming that it will present its own witness. The eyewitness, Mukesh Kumar, hailing from Panipat, was in Panchkula for some work when he saw Rajesh’s body getting chopped into pieces under the vehicle.

22-yr-old girl commits suicide
Mohali, September 19
A 22-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling at her residence in Sector 57 here today. The deceased has been identified as Mamta, who originally hailed from Bassi Pathana. The police said, she and her boy friend, Jaspal, were in live-in-relationship and were residing together. Jaspal was not at home, said the police. The police added that no suicide note was found from the spot. — TNS

62-yr-old woman catches snatcher
Chandigarh, September 19
A 62-year-old woman nabbed a snatcher who attempted to pull her gold chain at Sector 23 here this afternoon. The woman, Kamlesh, was waiting at a bus stop for her grandson to arrive from school when two motorcycle-borne youngsters tried to snatch her gold chain. While the woman caught hold of one of the snatchers, the police arrested his accomplice soon after the incident.

Eve-teasers assault college girl at market
Chandigarh, September 19
A 19-year-old college girl was assaulted by rowdy youngsters who even made an attempt to abduct her in a Swift car at the Sector-42 market here this evening. The girl was beaten up with a blunt weapon. She got stitches in the head.

Woman dies in hit-and-run case
Chandigarh, September 19
In a hit-and-run case, a 52-year-old woman was killed and her daughter-in-law injured critically after an unidentified vehicle hit the two on the road separating Sector 16 and 10 yesterday. The two were crossing the road in front of the GMSH-16 when the mishap occurred.


Girls take part in the Sub-Junior Judo Championship at the Sector 42 complex in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

JP Atray memorial cricket Tournament
Deepak stars in Air India victory
Chandigarh, September 19
Air India defeated State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) by 3 wickets to garner 4 points in a match during the 19th All India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament. The match was held at the GMSSS, Sector 26.
Batting first, the SBOP team bundled out for 185 in 45.1 overs. Ravi Inder Singh (53) and Siddharth Kaul (33) were the principal run getters for the team. For the bowling side, Hiten Dalal was the pick, claiming 3 for 21, while Shakti Sherawat took 2 for 33.

27 teams to participate in CII-Tata Motors cricket cup
Panchkula, September 19
The CII-Tata Motors Regional Corporate Cricket Cup will start from September 22. A total of 27 teams from corporate houses from the city, Punjab, HP and Haryana will compete in the tournament.
All the matches will be played on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). The league matches of the two-month-long tournament will be held at the Chandigarh Cricket Academy, GNPS, Sector 36. The semi-finals and final of the tournament will be held at the cricket stadium in Sector 16.

Flashing the victory sign:
Members of the Patiala team pose with their medals after winning second position in the Sub-Junior Punjab State Tae-kwon-do Championship at the DPS, Patiala, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Golf camp from September 30
Chandigarh, September 19
A six-day weekend golf coaching programme will be conducted from September 30 to October 2 at the Picturesque Forest Hill Golf and Country Club located near Punjab Engineering College.

RIMT students win top honours
Panchkula, September 19
The martial art team of RIMT World School, Manimajra, won the top honours during the recently concluded seventh choi kwang do-cum-martial arts competition organised by the Panchkula district choi-kwang-do association.

Trials for Atya Patya tourney on Sept 21
Chandigarh, September 19
The Chandigarh Atya Patya Association will conduct trials to select probables for the upcoming 21st Sub-Junior National Atya Patya Championship (Boys & Girls) to be held in Lucknow (UP) from October 14 to 16.


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