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I’m done playing for city, says Rajpal
Hockey skipper ‘fed up’ with admn’s attitude
Mohali, October 17
“I’ll not play for Chandigarh again. Why should I? No one from the UT administration bothered to call me up after winning the first-ever hockey medal in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi,” said Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh, evidently upset, while talking to TNS at his Sector 69 house here.

City to be part of RBI’s housing index project
Chandigarh, October 17
In a significant development the city has been selected to be a part of the national database for computation of the housing start-up index (HSUI) being worked out for the first time in the country.


Commercial rent bubble bursts
Chandigarh, October 17
The commercial rent bubble has burst. After hitting the roof, commercial rents are passing through a “correctional phase” in the backdrop of the bigger and cheaper new showroom facilities, particularly in upcoming malls and outer sections of the city.

Greedy land speculators swoop in on IT City project
Mohali, October 17
Even before IT City, a 1,500-acre industrial-cum-housing project in the town’s periphery, has been officially launched, speculation on getting high land compensation prices has begun in full earnest thanks to “insiders” in the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).


Open House Response
We do not agree with harsh treatment for juvenile fallacies, as has been carried out by Vivek High School in suspending 16 students. The children had allegedly carried out a slander campaign against a teacher. The concept of exemplary punishment is not an appropriate solution.

Members of the Sahayata Cancer Sahyog strike a pose at their office in Sector 15, Chandigarh. A real Sahayata for cancer victims
Chandigarh, October 17
“Live everyday to the full with the aim - How can I help someone today?” was the mantra with which Daman, a cancer survivor, joined the Sahayata Cancer Sahyog and devote her life for the cause of those suffering from the disease.

Members of the Sahayata Cancer Sahyog strike a pose at their office in Sector 15, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

103-yr-old legend to perform in city tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 17
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, which veritably applies to the living legend, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan Saheb, who at the ripe age of 103 is all set to perform in the city on October 19.

City bids farewell to Goddess Durga
Women apply colour on each other during Durga Puja celebrations in Sector 5, PanchkulaChandigarh, October 17
After Durga Puja was over on Dasehra, idols of Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, along with those of Ganesh and Kartikeya were taken by members of the Bengali community in a procession and immersed in Ghaggar river here today.

Women apply colour on each other during Durga Puja celebrations in Sector 5, Panchkula Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Missing Shera
Police still clueless
Chandigarh, October 17
The police is still groping in dark to trace the replica of the Commonwealth Games Mascot 'Shera', which was stolen from Sukhna Lake on Saturday.

Business council executive formed
Chandigarh, October 17
President of the newly-constituted Chandigarh Business Council Jagdish Arora has constituted the executive committee naming a Sector 17 trader, Neeraj Bajaj, as the chairman and Kamaljit Panchhi as the senior vice-president. 

Day-old infant found abandoned
Chandigarh, October 17
A day-old male child was found lying abandoned in the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital here early this morning.The police said one Ram Nath spotted the infant wrapped in a blanket in the hospital. He picked up the infant and informed the police at around 6.30 am.

Evil goes up in flames as gaiety marks Dasehra festivities
Chandigarh, October 17
An effigy of Ravana goes up in flames as an artiste, enacting the role of the demon king, bursts into a loud laugh at the Sector 17 At the dusk, towering effigies of demon King Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakarana blazed and crackled in fiery splendour as Dasehra, symbolising the triumph of good over evil, was celebrated in the city with fanfare and traditional fervour.

An effigy of Ravana goes up in flames as an artiste, enacting the role of the demon king, bursts into a loud laugh at the Sector 17 Parade Ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Rly gears up to tackle festival rush
Chandigarh, October 17
To deal with the rush of passengers during the festival season, the railway authorities have started monitoring the waiting list of commuters on a daily basis so that they can add extra coaches to trains according to need.

May the Lord save us all
The venue of Dashera celebrations in Sector 27 on the occasion of the burning of the effigies of the demon king and his clan looked impregnable for the huge crowd that had landed at the venue on Sunday evening. The passage through the metal detector looked too narrow to allow the heavy crowd as the final moment drew near.


Pbi varsity wins overall championship
Patiala, October 17
The three-day zonal youth festival of Punjabi University, Patiala zone, concluded today at Jasdev Singh Sandhu College of Education, Kauli.Punjabi University campus bagged the overall trophy, whereas Khalsa College, Patiala, and Government College of Girls stood second and third, respectively.

Aided school teachers not paid for seven months
Ambala, October 17
Resentment prevails among employees of government-aided schools of Ambala district due to non-payment of salaries.Ramesh Bansal, general secretary of the Government-aided School Teachers Association, said here that the government-aided school teachers have not been paid salaries for the past seven months. It was difficult for staff to make a living and looking after their dependents.

An effigy of Ravana consigned to flames in Rajpura on Sunday.
An effigy of Ravana consigned to flames in Rajpura on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Effigies torched amid tight security
Ambala, October 17
The effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarna and son Meghnad were burnt on the Gandhi Ground in Cantonment amidst tight security in which Haryana Governor Jagannath Paharia was the chief guest.

2 killed in mishap
Ambala, October 17
Two persons were killed, while 10 other sustained injuries following a head-on collision between a Sumo car and a tractor trolley near Manka Manki village on the Ambala-Jagadhria road this evening. The deceased were identified as Baldev Singh (35) and Preetam Singh (45).


3 convicts move HC
Panchkula, October 17
Three of the 13 persons awarded 10-year imprisonment by a Panchkula court in Kalka gangrape case have moved an application in the high court challenging the judgement.

Breach of peace charge
Fiza produced before SDM court, released on surety bonds
Mohali, October 17
Almost 12 hours after being arrested for alleged breach of peace in her locality in Sector 48-C here, Fiza, aka Anuradha Bali, the estranged wife of Chander Mohan, was today produced before the Mohali Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Amit Talwar.


3 held for gambling
Chandigarh, October 17
The police on Saturday arrested three persons on the charges of gambling at a public place.The accused have been identified as Chhinder, Sonu and Arun Kumar, all residents of Sector 25.

Four held with stolen mobikes
Chandigarh, October 17
The local police today arrested four persons, including two minors, and claimed to have recovered four motorcycles from their possession, which they used for snatching.

Burglars decamp with jewellery
Panchkula, October 17
The burglars intruded into two houses in Sector 11 and took away silver jewellery amounting to more then Rs 10,000 here today. Finding nothing valuable in the ground floor of the house number 1450 in Sector 11 the thieves entered the house on the first floor and took away the silver jewellery.

10 arrested for selling old tyres in Burail
Chandigarh, October 17
The police on Saturday arrested 10 persons from Burail on the charges of selling retread tyres claiming as new to customers. The police has also recovered 32 tyres from the accused.


After clinching bronze in gymnastics during CWG
Ashish eyes gold in Olympics

Chandigarh, October 17
Allahabad-based Ashish Kumar, who created history by bagging India's first Commonwealth gymnastics medal, lauded the efforts of the sports authorities for providing top-class facilities to players.

Tennis Meet
Tushar, Sachit win top honours
Mohali, October 17
Fifth seeded Tushar Jaitly of Punjab caused a major upset, trouncing a local player, Aviraj Kamboj in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the men’s single title in Anee’s Tandem Tennis Tournament being played at the Anee’s Tandem Tennis Academy, Sector 69, here today.

Delhi University register win in badminton
Chandigarh, October 17
Delhi University won the North Zone Inter-University Badminton (women) Championship 2010-11 by beating Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2-1 on the campus here today. Diksha and Sheetal displayed a top-class show. While Sheetal beat Rachita 21-14, 21-16 in singles, the duo of Diksha and Sheetal got the better of Mohita and Rachita 21-14, 21-16 in doubles. Panjab University stood third, while Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, stood fourth.


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