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Basic policing on backseat in UT
Chandigarh, October 2
Motor vehicle thefts, burglaries, robberies, snatchings, thefts and assaults account for approximately 50 per cent of cases reported in the city till August-end, showing that basic policing has suffered heavily due to staff shortage, rallies, protests and VIP duties.

Money in hand, nod awaited
PU’s Gandhi Bhawan makeover caught in delays
Chandigarh, October 2
Gandhi Bhawan at Panjab University. Patches on the ceiling indicating serious water leakage from the roof, a dingy committee room with partly broken lamp shades and rooms with no provision of air-conditioning, that is Gandhi Bhawan at Panjab University for you.

Gandhi Bhawan at Panjab University. A Tribune photograph

Class X students in a bind over exam option
Chandigarh, October 2
The Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to make class 10 board examinations optional has left thousands of city students as well their parents in a dilemma over the type of exam to be taken at the end of year.

Aerocity Draw
Applicants cry foul
Mohali, October 2
Interrupted by protests by a section of applicants in the freedom fighters category for not being considered for the draw, the draw of lots for plots measuring 250 sq yards was held by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) here today. A total of 589 plots in different categories were allotted.




A woman tries her hand at spinning on a ‘swadeshi charkha’ at Gandhi Smarak Bhawan, Sector 16, to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, in Chandigarh on Saturday.
A woman tries her hand at spinning on a ‘swadeshi charkha’ at Gandhi Smarak Bhawan, Sector 16, to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Bovine colostrum beneficial for human health
Chandigarh, October 2
The first milk of mother is, of course, very beneficial for the health of the child, but very few persons are aware that such milk of cattle is also a boon for human health. Bovine colostrum, also known as “khees” or “bouli” in Haryana and Punjab, respectively, is very rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.

City sees wettest monsoon in decade
Chandigarh, October 2
Although meteorologists were not certain whether this year’s monsoon would turn out to be the wettest, rainfall in the city during the four months from June to September has been the heaviest for a decade, according to sources close to the Met. 

Prejudices, neglect brought to life
Chandigarh, October 2
The Mask theatre, in association with the Fools Paradise theatre ensemble, staged the Hindi play ‘Mritunjaya’ at the Rock Garden open air theatre here today. Based on an original novel by Marathi author Shiwaji Sawant, young director Mohneesh Kalyan sculpted the play with certain aberrations suiting theatrical presentation.
Residents participate in an early morning yoga session in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Residents participate in an early morning yoga session in Chandigarh on Saturday. Reuters

Poetic symposium by elderly
Chandigarh, October 2
Ten well-known poets participated in a poetic symposium organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association (chapter 6 ) at Guru Nanak Public School here today. The programme was held in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Father of the Nation remembered
Mohali : Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 65, organised a special assembly to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Class IV students conducted the assembly. 

Yuvsatta gets Rs 5 lakh grant
Chandigarh, October 2
Delegates from various countries participated in the valedictory function of the international peace parade at the law auditorium in Panjab University here today.

MC faces tough task in running new depts
Chandigarh, October 2
Managing the departments that have recently been transferred to it by the UT administration will not be a cakewalk for the municipal corporation. Officials have not only to complete the recruitment process for these departments within six months by framing a new policy but also have to create space for seating arrangements.

Mohali divided into 4 zones for cleaning purposes
Mohali, October 2
In order to improve the state of sanitation in Mohali, the municipal council has proposed to spend a sum of nearly Rs 2.75 crore and divide the work in two parts before giving it on contract for another year.

Proposal of Mohali corporation
Keep Zirakpur out, says Garcha
Mohali, October 2
A member of the All India Congress Committee and former general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha has appealed to all municipal councillors of the town to keep Zirakpur and surrounding areas out of the limits of the proposed Mohali corporation while approving the proposal.

Cong workers block highway to remember Gandhi
Zirakpur, October 2
Congress leaders, in association with local shopkeepers, today celebrated Gandhi Jayanti beneath the Zirakpur flyover, which led to disruption of highway traffic for hours here.


Polytechnic students in innovation mode
Dera Bassi, October 2
Final-year mechanical students of the Longowal Polytechnic College here have come out with unique innovations.They have designed a four-stroke LPG-cum-petrol scooter, which will be of use in saving fuel and protecting the environment.

3,608 BPL families to get health insurance
Dera Bassi, October 2
Nearly 3,608 families of Dera Bassi block living below poverty line would be covered under the Rashtriya Sehat Bima Yojna. For this purpose cards would be provided to families concerned.

Hockey academy celebrates anniversary
Bassi Pathana, October 2
The local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT) Hockey Academy celebrated its first anniversary here today.

DAV to open sports academy
Patiala, October 2
The DAV College Management Committee will start a sports academy at Dera Bassi soon, according to principal of the local DAV School SR Prabhakar.


HC sets aside admn order
Favours MC ruling to abolish paid parking
Chandigarh, October 2
The Chandigarh administration’s action of not abolishing the paid parking system, as resolved by the municipal corporation, has failed to find favour with the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Over half of rape offenders convicted in 18 months
Chandigarh, October 2
More than half of the men arrested for raping women have been convicted by the city’s district courts during the past one and a half-years. In the 34 rape cases that the courts disposed of, 18 suspects were held guilty of committing the heinous crime while 16 were acquitted after the victims turned hostile.


Man held for stealing copper wires
Chandigarh, October 2
A resident of Colony Number 4 was caught red-handed while stealing copper wires from a plot in industrial area on Friday.Prakash Bhambai, a resident of Phase 1, Ram Darbar, reported to the police alleging that Raju, a resident of Colony Number 4, was caught red-handed while stealing 1.4 kg of copper wire and two junction boxes from his plot. A case has been registered.

Snatchers on the prowl
Three incidents reported in 24 hours
Chandigarh, October 2
Snatchers are on the prowl in the city as three incidents have been reported form various parts of the city in less than 24 hours.The first incident took place in Sector 30 early this morning when two unidentified motorcyclists targeted 67-year-old Saraswati Devi when she came out of her house at 5.45 pm for morning walk. They stopped her to ask the location of a house in the locality.

P’kula-based couple booked for trespass
Zirakpur, October 2
The police today booked a Panchkula-based couple for trespass on the complaint of Sunil Gupta, a resident of Kaithal, Haryana.


Lack of funds, opportunities ailing women’s cricket: Anjum
Mohali, October 2
Fund crunch, scarcity of players and fewer tournaments have been ailing women’s cricket in the country, feels Anjum Chopra, a member of the Indian national squad.

Nation’s Pride


Party’s Over

Fans hold the picture of Mahatma Gandhi as they cheer for the country; Indian and Australian supporters engage in a playful ‘who-raises-the-flag-the-highest’ game; and students of a school push-start a bus after the day’s play of the first Test at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Harbir thwarts Raghav’s challenge
Chandigarh, October 2
Harbir Singh got the better Raghav Grover 7-5 in a hard-fought match in the LD Kapoor Memorial Total Tennis Tournament that started at YMCA Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here today.

7-run win for St Soldier’s
Panchkula, October 2
Hosts Saint Soldier’s School, Panchkula, beat Satluj Public School, Panchkula, by seven runs in the 1st Wg Cdr SS Gyani Memorial Cricket Tournament at the school ground here today.
Participants in action during a mini-marathon organised at Sector 3, Panchkula,on Saturday.
Participants in action during a mini-marathon organised at Sector 3, Panchkula,on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

South Zone, CFI XI enter semis
Panchkula, October 2
In yet another nail-biting encounter, South Zone defeated Cricket Federation of India XI by six runs to enter the semifinals of the 1st Rajiv Gandhi All-India Inter-Zonal Under-15 League Cricket Championship for the Royal Empire Cup at Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Golf camp for kids
Chandigarh, October 2
The first junior golf training programme of the Junior Golf Mission 2016 will be be organised at the Chandigarh Golf Club Academy from October 19 to 29.

Rajput, RBI clubs kick off in style
Chandigarh, October 2
Rajput Football Club prevailed over New Public Club-B 3-1 in the senior section of the 5th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship that kicked off at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

Inter-School Competition
St John’s emerge champions
Chandigarh, October 2
St John’s School-26 emerged champions, while Shishu Niketan School-22 and Tribune Model School-29 secured second and third positions, respectively, in the State Level Inter-School Sports Competition (under-16) that concluded at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

PU on a roll
Chandigarh, October 2
Continuing with their winning campaign, hosts Panjab University beat Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 30-27 on the third day of the All-India Inter-University Netball (Men) Championship for 2010-11 at PU grounds here today.


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