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khushpreet case
PCA talks tough, for action against DSP
Chandigarh, October 14
The infamous Khushpreet kidnapping and murder case dating back to December has returned to haunt the police department with the Police Complaint Authority (PCA) recommending action against Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vijay Kumar for mishandling the investigation at the initial stage.

This ‘Chilly’ took the bite out of terrorists’ plan
Chandigarh, October 14
Chillies sting, but this one did his bit to save lives and property from nefarious designs. Behind the seizure of 5 kg of RDX at Ambala yesterday, was the sniffing power of Chilly, a canine trained by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP).


Raids on, 7 tonnes of sweets destroyed
Chandigarh, October 14
Sweets lying uncovered in unhygienic conditions at New Vaishno Sweets at Sector 8 in Chandigarh on Friday. Carrying on with the raids to check substandard sweets, a special team of the UT administration conducted raids in Sectors 7, 8, 14, 26 and 44 here today. More than 7 tonnes of sweets were destroyed today, said Nidhi Srivastava, Additional Commissioner. A senior officer said: “A number of production outlets raided in the city, particularly in colonies, had clean working environment.”

Sweets lying uncovered in unhygienic conditions at New Vaishno Sweets at Sector 8 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

MC clears way for Bansal’s ‘smooth’ travel
Chandigarh, October 14
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) certainly distinguishes between the common man of the city and the VVIPs.

It’s free mehndi service for teachers!
Chandigarh, October 14
On the eve of Karva Chauth, schoolchildren, particularly girls, were engaged in applying “mehndi” on teachers at several government schools in Sectors 28, 29, 37 and 38 here today. A casual visit to various school compounds revealed that students were engaged in the “special activity” in corridors. These students largely belonged to the stream of vocational studies which trains students in “mehndi”, facials and waxing, among other things.

A girl admires the intricate mehndi on her hand on the eve of Karva Chauth in Mohali on Friday.
A girl admires the intricate mehndi on her hand on the eve of Karva Chauth in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Hawara brought to city from Tihar in shackles
Chandigarh, October 14
In the infamous Burail jailbreak case, a local court here today recorded the statement of Sub-Inspector Surinder Singh for the evidence. Earlier, bailable warrants were issued against him on September 14 as he had failed to appear before the court. Jagtar Singh Hawara, main accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

School’s denial
It was erroneously reported in these columns on October 12 that 16-year-old Shabnam, who committed suicide, was a student of Sacred Heart school. The school clarified that she was not a bonafide student of the school. —TNS

RLA office shut today
Chandigarh, October 14
The office of the UT Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA), Sector 17, will remain closed on October 15 on the occasion of Karva Chauth. —TNS


Think twice before popping antibiotics
Chandigarh, October 14
There is an old Hindi adage: “Neem hakeem khatra-e-jaan”, which literally means that a person with little knowledge of medicine may prove to cause harm rather than curing the disease.

6 ex-employees to be chargesheeted
Panchkula, October 14
The Directorate of Haryana’s Local Urban Bodies has initiated the process to chargesheet six former employees of the erstwhile Panchkula Municipal Council, including an executive officer and secretary, for allowing the use of poor quality material in at least 250 development works of parks and roads carried out four years ago.

Love story gone wrong 
Panchkula, October 14
An inter-caste love marriage followed by a 10-day honeymoon in a police protection home and then finally a separation.

Constraints on human development discussed
Chandigarh, October 14
The second day of the international workshop had a medley of activities with presenters from over the world.

Mock drill by P’kula police
Police officials arrive at a house after getting an alert on a firing incident as part of a mock drill in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Friday.Panchkula, October 14
The local police conducted a mock drill to check the preparedness of the force in Sector 15 here today. A message was flashed from the Panchkula police control room to all PCR vehicles and police stations that a gunshot had been fired in front of house No. 1450 in Sector 15.

Police officials arrive at a house after getting an alert on a firing incident as part of a mock drill in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Friday. A Tribune Photograph

Couple killed in accident
Mohali, October 14
A couple was killed after being hit by a speeding truck near Balongi sales tax barrier on the National Highway-21 here today.

Conference on dermatology begins
Chandigarh, October 14
The Asia Pacific Environmental and Occupational Dermatology Symposium and the third Conference of the Contact and Occupational Dermatitis Forum of India (APEODS 2011 and 3rd CODFICON) commenced at the PGI today.

back from jail
Sharma sees scope for prison reforms
Panchkula, October 14
IPS officer RK Sharma, who was acquitted in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, said there was a big scope for prison reforms in the country. He would pen a book based on his experiences during his imprisonment for over nine years in the Tihar Jail, he added.

Eight chikungunya cases reported
Panchkula, October 14
After a gap of three years, chikungunya, a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, has struck in a big way at a village in Kalka.

14 jhuggis gutted
Panchkula, October 14 Foruteen jhuggis were gutted after a fire broke out near Nadha Sahib Gurdwara here this afternoon. The victims, all migrants, said their goods and cash kept in the jhuggis were lost in the fire. The fire broke out around 1 pm in one of the jhuggis at a slum located near the gurdwara.

breach of peace
Fiza told to furnish surety bonds
Mohali, October 14
The Mohali Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Amit Talwar, while concluding arguments in a case of breach of peace against Fiza, alias Anuradha Bali, today directed her to furnish surety bonds.

JEs to go on mass leave
Mohali, October 14
The Council of Diploma Engineers of UT, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, have announced to proceed on a three-day mass casual leave from October 18 in support of its demand for the revision of junior engineers’ pay scales.

66-yr-old goes missing 
Panchkula, October 14
A 66-yer-old resident of Sector 4, identified as Surinder Nath Chopra, is missing from his house since October 10.

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AIEEE 2012
Not opting for online test? Go to Bathinda or Kurukshetra
CBSE has decided to allot just online centre for tricity
Chandigarh, October 14
Thousands of tricity students planning to stick to the ‘pen and paper’ examination mode in the All India Engineering entrance Examination-2012 (AIEEE) are in for a tough time as they will have to travel either to Bathinda or Kurukshetra to take the exam.

Meenakshi first in essay-writing contest
Chandigarh, October 14
As part of the celebrations of the “International Year of Chemistry 2011”, the Science Society of PGGCG-11 organised an inter-college essay writing competition and quiz contest on Friday.

gandhian studies
Colleges to have full-time course
Chandigarh, October 14
Postulate 71 on the agenda of the Panjab University (PU) senate is bound to bring joy hundreds of students. Not only does it permit colleges to have a full-time course in Gandhian studies, but also allows postgraduates in the subject to apply for PhD in other subjects of arts and social sciences.

Mohali Govt College lifts youth fest trophy
Mohali, October 14
Government College, Mohali, bagged the overall championship trophy at the Zonal Youth Festival (North Zone) of Punjabi University, that concluded at Rayat-Bahra College of Education, Mohali campus, today.



Woman makes bid to end life
Ambala, October 14
A woman residing at Palam Vihar in Ambala Cantonment here consumed acid after a clash with her husband and in-laws yesterday.

1.31 lakh unique IDs issued: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 14
The work on providing the unique identification number card (ADHAR) is in full swing and so far 1.31 lakh such cards have been issued to people in the district, said Deputy Commissioner Yashveer Mahajan while talking to mediapersons after taking stock of the progress of the project here today.

Farmers given cheques worth Rs 2.88 cr
Ambala, October 14
Punjab agriculture minister Paramvir Singh here today distributed cheques for Rs 2.88 crore in compensation to local farmers insured under “Modified Krishi Bima Yojna” scheme.



Car dealer, insurance firm told to pay Rs 3.68 lakh
Mohali, October 14
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a car dealer and an insurance company to pay Rs 3.68 lakh in compensation to a Chandigarh resident for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice.


Thieves take away cash jewellery
Chandigarh, October 14
Vipin Garg of Sector 22 reported that thieves decamped with two laptops from his house last night. In another incident, Prem Singh of Sector 46 reported to the police that thieves took away Rs 60,000, three gold sets, rings, one mangalsutra and some electronic items, including laptop and a digital camera from his house.


inter-school football tournament
Shishu Niketan, Bhavan Vidyalaya register wins
Chandigarh, October 14
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, and Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, register wins in their respective matches in the girls’ section of the ongoing Inter-School Football Tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today. Players in action during a match of the ongoing Inter-School Football Tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sec-42 hockey stadium to get new AstroTurf
Chandigarh, October 14
City hockey fans have a reason to smile, as the hockey stadium of the Sports Complex, Sector 42, will get a new AstroTurf by the middle of November. The old turf will be replaced with the uniform colour layer of light blue and pink border, as per the recommendations issued by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). This repaired AstroTurf will be replaced by a new one at the Hockey Stadium in Sector 42, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Mir Iqbal Hussain football Trophy
DAV, St Stephen’s in last eight
Chandigarh, October 14
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, St John’s School, Sector 26, and Saupin’s School, Sector 32, qualified for the quarterfinals of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Football (Boys) Championship for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy here today.

DAV-8 softball champs
Chandigarh, October 14
DAV School, Sector 8, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, to win the Inter-School Softball Tournament for Under-19 Boys at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.


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