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Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park 
SC ruling comes as a blow to admn

Chandigarh, October 11
The proposed site of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Phase III. The Supreme Courtís order regarding the quashing the acquisition of 272 acres for the proposed Phase III of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) has come as a major blow to the UT Administration.
The proposed site of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Phase III. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Rahul Gandhi leaves students displeased
Chandigarh, October 11
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi meets students at Panjab University on Thursday. Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhiís visit to Panjab University (PU) left students disappointed as he returned without taking any questions from them during his 20-minute stay on the campus.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi meets students at Panjab University on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari




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Varsity issues given a miss in Rahulís address
Chandigarh, October 11
Although the event organised by the Panjab University Campus Studentsí Council (PUCSC) on the occasion of Rahul Gandhiís visit to the university campus today was called a student convention, the function turned out to be a political rally with Rahul discussing national politics and speaking about the National Studentís Union of India (NSUI) on the occasion.

Cong gen secy big hit among girls
Chandigarh, October 11
Girl students sport masks of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Among the crowd of around 4,000 youths who gathered to get a glimpse of Rahul Gandhi at Panjab University, the most excited seemed around 1,000 girls sitting in an enclosure on the left side of the stage, who greeted the Congress general secretary by chanting his name.

Girl students sport masks of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

NSUI seeks help for studentsí councilís representation in Senate
Chandigarh, October 11
The National Studentsí Union of India (NSUI) leaders urged Rahul Gandhi to help them in getting representation for the studentsí council in the Panjab University Senate. They also raised the demand for conducting elections in all the PU-affiliated colleges in the state of Punjab.

Gandhi scion pays visit to Gandhi Bhawan
Chandigarh, October 11
Rahul Gandhi, before arriving at the venue, had a brief meeting with Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Grover and other PU officials, including the Dean Student Welfare, at Gandhi Bhawan here today. Rahul also visited the museum and moved around the building to see its architecture.

Student stabbed in chest at Panchkula
A police official talks to injured students at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Thursday. Panchkula, October 11
A student of Government College, Sector 1, Panchkula, sustained stab injuries in his chest while three other students of the same college and three policemen were also injured following a clash between the two groups of students here today.


A police official talks to injured students at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


COMMUNITY

Revive Chief Commissionerís post, urge councillors
Chandigarh, October 11
Dodging the game of ďpolitical footballĒ over the ownership of Chandigarh by different political parties in the region, the local Congress leadersd demanded reverting back to the old pattern of having a Chief Commissioner to the Administrator of Chandigarh.

5 fresh cases of dengue in city
Chandigarh, October 11
With another five cases of dengue confirmed in the city today, the total number of residents contracting the disease this year has reached 118. While only three cases were reported in August this year, more than 180 cases, have been reported at city hospitals from the region.

26-year-old man hangs himself at Sector 56
Chandigarh, October 11
Following a quarrel with his wife, a 26-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging from the hook of a ceiling fan at his residence in Sector 56 on Wednesday night.

PGI doctor resigns
Chandigarh, October 11
A postgraduate student pursuing his MD at PGIMER's department of pharmacology has offered his resignation, alleging "mental harassment" by his guide, a senior doctor, in the department. Dr Pankaj Maheshwari tendered his resignation at the office of Dean Amod Gupta accusing his guide of "torturing him".

Sanskrit play staged at Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, October 11
Artistes perform in a Sanskrit play, Narad Mohiniyam, at the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Abhinay Theatre staged a Sanskrit play, Narad Mohiniyam, at Tagore Theatre today evening. Based on Mathura Dutt Panday's composition, the play depicted a mythological episode from the Puranas where Muni Narad, the official reporter of the gods and demons, was punished by Lord Vishnu for his arrogance.

Artistes perform in a Sanskrit play, Narad Mohiniyam, at the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Breast cancer patients at PGI double in 3 yrs
Chandigarh, October 11
The number of patients availing treatment for breast cancer at the PGIMER has doubled in the last three years, with the number reaching 1000 this year. Going by the figures available at the Department of General Surgery at PGI, while nearly 450 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer, an equal number of women visited for post-operative treatment during the past year.

MC organises sanitation campaign in villages
Chandigarh, October 11
A sanitation drive was organised by the sanitation and pest control wing of Municipal Corporation today in village Badheri and Buterla. Area councillor Malkiat Singh flagged off the campaign. An impressive rally was held by the safai karamcharies with placards for the general awareness of public.

No water supply in evening at Mani Majra
Chandigarh, October 11
There will be no evening water supply tomorrow to the Samadhi Gate, Darshani Bagh, Motor Market, Gobind Pura and Old Abadi, Manimajra. This cut has been ordered to plug a leakage in pipeline for distribution. Officials said that it would take about 20 hours to replace the pipeline.

 


EDUCATION

Notice against GMSSS-46 principal, teacher soon
Chandigarh, October 11
The UT Education Department will soon issue a show-cause notice to the principal and a teacher of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, for allegedly taking up the migration case of a Class XI student despite the fact that admission process for Class XI had already been concluded in the government schools of Chandigarh.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

2 arrested for cheating
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 11
The local CIA staff has arrested a truck driver, identified as Tarsem Singh, a resident of Samrala, and his helper Amandeep Singh of Patiala, allegedly for cheating an industrialists of Mandi Gobindgarh.

Snatching cases on rise
Ambala, October 11
Snatching incidents are on the rise in Ambala City. The incidents of chain snatching have created panic among the women. The two motorcycle borne youths targeted a woman today and snatched a gold chain from her.

Rice millers call off strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 11
The week-long indefinite strike by the rice millers of the district in protest against the new custom milling policy of the Government was called off after a meeting between the representatives of the rice millers with Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, Minister for Food and Civil Supply, in Chandigarh today.

Two arrested for murder
Kalka, October 11
The Pinjore police has arrested two persons in connection of a murder case today. According sources, out of three accused Kishori and Baldev have been arrested while the third accused Sohan Lal is still at large. Notably, on October 6, Gian Chand, a relative of Raj Kumar of Dakhrokh Mauli village was on his way to meet his relatives when the three accused Kishori, Baldev and Sohan met him as they were hunting in the nearby forest.


CRIME

Youth hurt in brawl at discotheque
Chandigarh, October 11
A BA final-year student of Panjab University was injured after he was attacked with swords by a group of youths on Wednesday night outside Tao Lounge in Sector 26. Amarinder, hailing from Gidderbaha, who is one of the five alleged accused, has been arrested whereas four others are still at large.

Heroin worth Rs 5 crore seized
Mohali, October 11
In a major catch, the local police today arrested two drug dealers- one a foreign national and another a resident of Baghrian village, Amritsar - and recovered 2 kg of heroin (worth Rs five crore), USD 19,600, and Rs 20,000 in cash from their possession here today.

Rape accused held, turns out to be minor
Mohali, October 11
The local police nabed the fifth accused, who is a minor and student of class XII, for raping a 17-year-old school girl here today. With todayís arrest, all the accused involved in the case have been arrested.

 


SPORTS


Cricketer Yuvraj Singh gives autographs to young fans at the cricket stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday after attending a practise session. Yuvi is in city to shoot for a documentary on cancer patients
autograph please: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh gives autographs to young fans at the cricket stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday after attending a practise session. Yuvi is in city to shoot for a documentary on cancer patients. Tribune photo: parvesh chauhan

12 venues given to private firm on concessional rates
Chandigarh, October 11
The UT sports department has provided 12 sports venues on concession rates, to a private firm, under the patronage of Chandigarh Olympics Association (COA) for the four-day Mini Olympics. The organiser has submitted a total of Rs 31,000 instead of submitting commercial usage charges of above Rs 1, 30,000.

Baichung to open football training centre in Mohali
Chandigarh, October 11
There is a good news for football fans in the Tricity. Ace India footballer Baichung Bhutia is set to start a training centre at the Shivalik Public School in Phase 6, Mohali, from October 15. The players will be trained on alternate days (Mon, Wed, Fri) from 4pm to 6pm at the centre and practice matches will be held on weekends (Saturday or Sunday).


 



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