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Davis cup
Spirit of tennis rules 
Chandigarh, September 14
Even the rain could not prevent the swashbuckling Davis Cup encounter at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) Court that took place after a two -decade long drought of major international events. The nail-biting match that was delayed by 90 minutes due to the rain turned out to be a perfect treat for a handful of spectators who were glued to their seats to cheer the Indian players. Successfully, the Indian squad took a 1-0 lead over the Kiwis after Indian top seed Yuki Bhambri registered a 3-2 win over New Zealand’s Daniel King. 
A young fan waves the Tricolour during the first Davis Cup tie in Chandigarh on Friday. Only a few spectators turned up at the CLTA Complex. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

A young fan waves the Tricolour during the first Davis Cup tie in Chandigarh on Friday. Only a few spectators turned up at the CLTA Complex. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Bars flouting norms finds survey
Chandigarh, September 14
Though complimentary drinks on the house at weekend parties have long been on the platter at bars and discotheques, it was only in the aftermath of the high-voltage poolside party at the Lake Club where a particular brand of beer was offered free under “one plus one” deal to the party revelers that the Chandigarh Administration has suddenly woken up to the reality of complimentary drinks being offered at bars, restaurants and discotheques in the city.

Gallantry award winner booked
Chandigarh, September 14
The Cyber Crime Cell of the UT police has booked a 22-year-old woman, who is a national bravery award winner and a daughter of an Army officer, for allegedly using abusive and vulgar language on the Facebook page of the traffic police. The police has registered a case under Sections 66 A, 67 of the Information Technology Act 2000 against Henna Bakshi, a Panchkula resident, and another man identified as Kamalpreet Singh, who shared the comments on the Face book.

Diesel price hike: Residents flay Union Government
Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula, September 14
Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party take out a horse cart rally to protest against a hike in diesel and LPG rates at Maloya in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: parvesh chauhan The tricity residents have flayed the Central Government for increasing the price of diesel and restricting the supply of subsidised LPG cylinders.

Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party take out a horse cart rally to protest against a hike in diesel and LPG rates at Maloya in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Fruits and vegetables to cost 2 to 5 pc more
Chandigarh, September 14
The increase in price of diesel is all set to upset the household budget of all the residents. This will lead to a sharp increase in the transportation cost of various commodities, ultimately affecting the households. The commodity prices will register an increase between 2 and 5 per cent, said Kanwal Kishore Mahajan, a fruit and vegetable merchant in the wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Sector 26.


Landslide at Chandi Kotala
Panchkula, September 14
Over 30 houses at Chandi Kotala village near Chandimandir collapsed or developed cracks following a landslide today. Continuous rain was said to be the reason for the landslide.

A house that collapsed following a landslide at Chandi Kotala village near Chandimandir on Friday (L) and Residents being shifted to safer places, An elderly woman, whose house collapsed, in tears (inset)  Tribune photos

MC bypoll
Campaigning ends, over to voters now

Chandigarh, September 14
As many as 14,816 voters will seal the fate of four candidates in ward number 7 of the municipal corporation that goes to the bypolls tomorrow.

(i) Congress candidate Poonam Sharma (2) BJP candidate Bindu Rani (3) BSP candidate Seema Yadav

Bid to loot woman fails 
Mohali, September 14 A woman who had come for treatment to a Sohana hospital narrowly escaped the attempt of looting her today. As Joginder came out of the hospital she was offered a lift by a woman who said buses were not plying on the route to Kharar.

Hindi Diwas celebrated
Panchkula, September 14
The State Bank of India, Administrative Office, Haryana Zone, Panchkula, today celebrated Hindi Diwas.

33 Verka booths to come up in Mohali
Mohali, September 14 Mohali has only three Verka milk booths but soon it will have many more and better designed booths at new sites, which are identified by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority ( GMADA). Though the number of the milk booths remained only three in Mohali, the number of such booths in Chandigarh was 101.

Delay in salary bugs Teachers
Chandigarh, September 14
Contractual computer teachers and data entry operators recruited through the Spic society Chandigarh in the government schools are not getting their salaries on time. Several teachers said they are being harassed as their contract is renewed every month. Their increment for this financial year is also pending.

Visually impaired light up stage
Chandigarh, September 14
“Different people react differently to us. But we feel we are contented of what we are, says a visually impaired student, Vikram Goel. Vikram is a BA first year student at Government College, Sector 11, who along with other blind students participated in a play ‘Jhanki Hindustan ki’, staged at the English department auditorium, Panjab University.

Authorities yet to wake up 
Chandigarh, September 14
Despite an outbreak of dengue fever in the city last year and the virus having already affected three persons this year, the UT health department is yet to wake up to the grave situation.

Experts to dwell on cytology
Chandigarh, September 14
The department of cytology and gynaecological pathology, PGIMER, will organise a two-day CME on "Recent Advances in Cytology and Gynaecological Pathology" tomorrow.

Chandigarh-Leh flight to resume towards year-end
Chandigarh, September 14
Jet Airways is all set to resume its Chandigarh-Leh flight from October-end or first week of November. The frequency will be twice a week from the Chandigarh airport.

Government should have spared us, say industrialists
Chandigarh/Panchkula, September 14
The hike in diesel price is expected to translate into an additional burden of Rs 500 crore per month on around 2000 small and big industrial units in Chandigarh. President of the Chandigarh Industries Association MPS Chawla made this claim while asking for an exemption from the hike for the industry that is already reeling under the recent power tariff hike.

CTU to press for bus fare hike
Chandigarh, September 14
With a steep hike of Rs 5 in diesel price, running buses will cost Rs 1.60 lakh more on a daily basis to the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). Left with no other option, the authorities have decided to write to the UT Administration to approve the pending proposal of hike in bus fares.


B-school to hold ‘iDiya’ contest
Mohali, September 14
The Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced "iDiya", a nationwide idea competition, for working professionals who want to set up ventures that have the potential to create a social impact.

7 days on, observers yet to submit audit report
Chandigarh, September 14
Even seven days after the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections concluded, the observers appointed by the university to keep a check on the expenses made by each student party are yet to submit their reports. The observers were supposed to submit an audited report of the expenses made by the student parties.

3 PU scholars get ‘Inspire Faculty Award’
Chandigarh, September 14
In a rare achievement, three scholars from the department of chemistry, Panjab University, received ‘Inspire Faculty Award’ started by the Government of India.

School bus fee hike anticipated 
Chandigarh, September 14
The school bus operators in the city are contemplating on increasing the fare of school buses in the wake of yesterday’s sharp hike in diesel price.

Indo-Swiss Centre ties up with varsity
Chandigarh, September 14
The Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC) here has tied up with a university in Rajasthan for its diploma holders to obtain Bachelor of Technology degrees. This would empower the diploma holders to go into research and development and also open other professional avenues.


Seminar on teachings of Vivekananda 
Dera Bassi, September 14
The Value Education Cell and NSS unit of Saheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Banur, organised a seminar on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda recently. JB Goyal (Retd.) IAS was the chief guest during the function.

Students, who claimed various titles during a freshers’ party, strike a pose at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology in Dera Bassi on Friday. tribune photo: nitin mittalBani, Deep are Ms and Mr Fresher
Dera Bassi, September 14
Students and faculty members of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology Dera Basi welcomed the new entrants to Freshers 2012, held on campus here on Friday.

Students, who claimed various titles during a freshers’ party, strike a pose at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology in Dera Bassi on Friday. tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Police launches patrolling drive 
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 14
The district police has launched patrolling drive to strengthen the police-public ties and to provide the police-related services to people at their doorstep. MF Faruqi, DIG, Ludhiana Range, inaugurated the service. He flagged off 20 motorcycles for patrolling.

Talent hunt competition held
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 14
The department of computer science, Mata Gujri College, organised a talent hunt competition to explore the hidden talent of the students. During the function, skit, debate, elocution, quiz, Songs, competitions were organised. 

ASI arrested for demanding bribe
Ambala, September 14
The State Vigilance Bureau has nabbed an ASI of Ambala police today for demanding bribe from a tractor — trolley driver. According to information, Som Nath, driver of the tractor-trolley, was ferrying crushed stone (bajari) from Himachal Pradesh. Ishwar Singh, ASI, stopped the tractor-trolley at Haryana-Himachal boarder and did not allow the driver to enter in Haryana. He demanded Rs 4000 from Som Nath.


Constable accused of killing wife
Chandigarh, September 14
A UT police constable has been accused of attempting to kill his wife following an extra marital affair with a woman constable of the traffic police. Senior police officials have marked an inquiry against the constable after the UT SP, Desraj Singh, received a complaint from the aggrieved wife through speed post today.

Prostitution Racket
Accused’s son in shock

Panchkula, September 14
On seeing his parents handcuffed at Mirawali Haveli in Raipurrani, seven-year-old Robin was taken aback.

Murder at ISBT-43: One rounded up
Chandigarh, September 14
Two days after the body of an unidentified man was found in the forest area in Sector 43, the police has rounded up a man who is suspected to be behind the killing. The body is yet to be identified and the police has managed to trace a mobile phone. Sources said the user of the cellphone had changed the SIM after making two calls.

Thieves decamp with computer 
Panchkula, September 14
Thieves decamped with a computer installed at the reservation counter of the railway station this morning. The counter was opened after an hour.


 Davis Cup: rain plays spoilsport on day one
Chandigarh, September 14
Workers drain out water from a tennis court at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Friday. The much awaited Davis Cup started in the city with the rain playing spoilsport on the first day. The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, Sector 10, is hosting the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group-I relegation play off.

Workers drain out water from a tennis court at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Friday. 

Young fans celebrate Yuki Bhambri’s win (Top right).

Daniel King Turner of New Zealand and (left bottom ) Yuki Bhambri of India in action during the first match on Friday.

Youngsters watch the first match of the Davis Cup in Chandigarh on Frida Bottom).



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