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Aerocity Draw Today
Who will be the lucky few?
Mohali, September 24
The aspirations of thousands of people to own a dream house in the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) Aerocity project will be decided tomorrow when the much-awaited draw of lots for plots finally gets under way.

Don’t issue allotment letters: HC
Stays auction of commercial sites
Chandigarh, September 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that the draw of plots in GMADA’s Aerocity housing project, due to be held tomorrow, will continue as per the schedule.

indian guns gear up FOR kangaroos

Board President XI cricketers practise at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh.
Board President XI cricketers practise at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


300 trees face axe
Admn clearance expected soon
Chandigarh, September 24
More than 300 trees face the axe for the construction of a railway freight yard to enhance the storage and downloading capacity at the railway station here.The file is lying with the Chandigarh administration for formal clearance. The area falls in the reserve forest area of Daria village.

Schools not to pay property tax: HC
Chandigarh, September 24
The Punjab and Haryana today quashed a notification fixing property tax on institutional land.


School building demolished
Mohali, September 24
Mohali councillor Rajinder Sharma at the site of the demolished school building in Phase VI, Mohali. Demolition of a primary school building in Phase VI on the directions a municipal councillor resulted in a high drama here today.Rajinder Sharma, area councillor and member of the school management society, said since the building was in a poor shape, it had been demolished.

Mohali councillor Rajinder Sharma at the site of the demolished school building in Phase VI, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PU VC accused of misusing emergency powers
Chandigarh, September 24
A local RTI activist, RK Singla, today alleged that Panjab University vice-chancellor RC Sobti had used his emergency powers in gross violation of rules and the item is enlisted for the approval of the PU syndicate on Sunday.

Extension of coaching camps’ duration to be discussed
Chandigarh, September 24
In what could turn out to be a boon for students representing Panjab University in sports, the Syndicate in its upcoming meeting would consider extension of the duration of the coaching camps, which would ensure that they could appear in the exams simultaneously.

Sewer line collapses, road caves in at Sec 71
Mohali, September 24
Even as GMADA and public health department officials play the blame game over damaged main storm-sewer line in Sector 71 here, a huge chunk of the road passing through the sector has caved in.

6 yrs on, IT conclave losing steam
Chandigarh, September 24
The sixth edition of the UT administration’s annual IT conclave, “e-revolution-2010”, scheduled for September 29 and 30, has been announced, but seems to be losing steam.The conclave, to be held at Hotel Mountview, Sector 10, is being hosted by the administration in collaboration with Punjab government’s STPI, Mohali.


Members of the Deaf Way Foundation during the deaf awareness march in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Members of the Deaf Way Foundation during the deaf awareness march in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

35 challaned for encroachment
Chandigarh, September 24
An anti-encroachment drive was carried out at the Shastri Market, Sector 22, under the supervision of Lalit Siwach, Joint Commissioner I, here today. The enforcement staff challaned 35 shopkeepers for encroachment and cleared the passage where shopkeepers displayed cloth items and shoes.

Sanitation workers lay siege to road
Zirakpur, September 24
Hundreds of sanitation workers under the banner of the Punjab and UT Employees’ Joint Action Committee, the Balmiki Youth Welfare Association and the Punjab Sanitation Workers Union today staged a protest demonstration against the state government for not fulfilling their demands.

142 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, September 24
A total of 142 units of blood was donated by the Air Force personnel at a blood donation camp held at the Air Force Station, High Grounds, to mark the Air Force Day here today.


PU Notes
Date extended
CHANDIGARH : The last date for submission of admission forms for MEd (regular) in the department of education, Panjab University, and its affiliated colleges has been extended up to September 28. Dr Ajaib Singh, chairman, Joint Admission Committee (JAC) MEd 2010, announced that the candidates could submit their admission forms complete in all respects at Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall of the university.

PU Senate
Poll for arts constituency seat today
Chandigarh, September 24
The election for an arts constituency seat in the Panjab University Senate will take place at 9 am in the Senate Hall tomorrow.A total of 51 Senate members, who opted for the arts constituency, 27 added members in the PU Senate and 49 professors and chairpersons of the arts departments would cast their votes.

PU in ‘cleaning up’ mode
Chandigarh, September 24
With just two days to go for the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) team to visit Panjab University to adjudge it for the university with potential for excellence (UPE), the departments are now in the “cleaning up” mode as the last minute preparations.


Infant’s Death
Hospital staff gets clean chit
Kharar, September 24
The staff of Kharar Civil Hospital has been given a clean chit in infant’s death case that happened on September 21.Mohali civil surgeon Dr PK Sridhar said: “During the investigation we didn’t find any kind of dereliction of duty. Though death of the child was deeply mourned, but none of the hospital staff members was responsible for untoward incident.”

House collapses due to rain
Kalka, September 24
Heavy rains that lashed the region from the past three days have claimed a house of the BPL women in Pinjore.

Man gets 2-year RI forseeking dowry
Ambala, September 24
Judicial Magistrate Rajnish K Sharma has sentenced two years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 to Rajinder Pal, a resident of Ambala cantonment, for misbehaving with his wife for not bringing enough dowry.

Vehicle lifters arrested
Bassi Pathana,September 24
The police claimed to have arrested two persons, who were involved in the theft of vehicles and recovered motorcycle from them, which they stole from Jarkhelan Mohalla.

2 youths hurt in accident
Dera Bassi, September 24
Two motorcycle-borne youths, going from Dappar to Lalru, were injured when a crane hit them near Lalru yesterday.


Josan Case
Next hearing on Sept 29
Chandigarh, September 24
Dr Balbir Singh Josan will continue to act as the principal of Sector 10 DAV College till the next date of hearing on September 29.The direction came after detailed hearing in the matter. Taking up his petition, Justice Rajive Bhalla of the Punjab and Haryana High Court had on the previous date of hearing asserted: “Dr Balbir Singh Josan will continue to function as the principal till the next date of hearing, but will not take any policy decision with respect to the functioning of the college.”

Haryana’s Social Security Scheme
DC to probe fund bungling
Chandigarh, September 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner (DC) to probe the alleged bungling in disbursement of money under the Haryana government’s social security scheme in the district and furnish his report by November 1.

Court revokes dismissal of Haryana corpn staffer
Chandigarh, September 24
Mentioning that the Haryana Financial Corporation has deprived Anil Kumar Lekhi, who was dismissed by the corporation, from “valuable right of hearing”, a local court revoked the order of dismissal.


Vegetable vendor robbed of Rs 9,000
Panchkula, September 24
A vegetable vendor of Sector 20 lodged a complaint with the police here today that two motorcycle-borne youths took away Rs 9,000 after injuring him with bricks near one of the group housing societies here today.

Transporter assaulted, hospitalised
Chandigarh, September 24
A group of unidentified persons armed with sharp-edged weapons allegedly assaulted a 23-year-old Mohali-based transporter in Sector 45 late last night.The victim was admitted to the PGI where his condition is stated to be stable. The police said the victim had been identified as Rajesh Chauhan, who was on his way to Mohali in his Bolero jeep with his driver Pardeep Singh when he was assaulted. Pardeep sped away from the spot when the assailants attacked his boss. The incident occurred at around 10.30 pm.

DAV-15 student beaten up
Chandigarh, September 24
In yet another incident of student rivalry taking a violent turn, Balwant Singh, a student of DAV-15, was thrashed by nine boys at the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, here this evening. The boy left home for the market, but was rounded up by the boys in two cars near the Leisure Valley and beaten up with batons. Though they managed to escape, the police was on the lookout for them.

7 women held on loitering charge
Chandigarh, September 24
The police today arrested seven women from two different places in Burail village in the charges of roaming aimlessly in the area.The police got information that the two groups of women were roaming in the area under suspicious circumstances.

Man held with stolen motorbike
Chandigarh, September 24
The police today arrested an Uttar Pradesh resident with a stolen motorcycle from Sector 45. The police said that Azim, a resident of Rampur, was arrested following a tip-off. During preliminary interrogation, Azim named his accomplice Asiq and said he had four stolen motorcycles with him. Azim was produced before a local court today which remanded him in police custody till September 27. He would be taken to Uttar Pradesh to recover the stolen motorcycles and to trace his accomplice.


City's Saaniya triumphs
Pips Sharmila by 2 strokes in women's golf
Chandigarh, September 24
Saaniya Sharma piped Bangalore's hot favourite Sharmila Nicollet by two strokes to clinch the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour title on the par-72 greens of the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon here today.

Rajat gets better of Piyush
Panchkula, September 24
Local lad Piyush Aggarwal was beaten by Rajat of Sonepat in the 44th Haryana State Senior Open Badminton Championship being held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Nisha sets record in 600m
Panchkula, September 24
Nisha Negi of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Patiala, surpassed KVS national record of 1 minute and 49.1 seconds by covering 600m run in 1 minute and 45.5 seconds in the under-14 category of the Regional Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Athletics Meet (girls) of Chandigarh region that commenced at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Test match tickets available from today
Mohali, September 24
Tickets for the first test match between India and Australia to be held from October 1 at the PCA Stadium would be available from tomorrow at various branches of the Central Bank of India in the tricity.


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