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Cops act fast, rescue kidnapped youthLalit Bansal
SAS Nagar, October 3
A 30-year-old son of a factory owner, Lalit Bansal, was kidnapped for ransom by members of a gang at a stone’s throw distance from his Phase III B-1 house here late last night. The kidnappers were later arrested while trying to take him to a safe hideout in Khanna. They had also taken a house in Panchkula on rent.

The persons arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping of Lalit Bansal for ransom on Wednesday. The persons arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping of Lalit Bansal for ransom on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photographs 

Students’ council already a divided house
Chandigarh, October 3
The Panjab University Campus Students’ Council presented a picture of a divided House on the day of the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers here today.

Three elected office-bearers of the newly elected Campus Student Council stand in support of Bhupinder Beniwal, who gives notice of motion to the Vice-Chancellor against the newly elected president at Panjab University on Wednesday. Three elected office-bearers of the newly elected Campus Student Council stand in support of Bhupinder Beniwal, who gives notice of motion to the Vice-Chancellor against the newly elected president at Panjab University on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph





EARLIER STORIES

 

Absence of basic facilities in UT schools
Education Department seeks report
Chandigarh, October 3
Reacting sharply to the absence of adequate basic amenities in certain government schools, the UT Education Department is reportedly asking the school authorities to submit a detailed report after carrying out a survey.

Mr Baldev Singh Sumal in front of his house in Phase VII, SAS Nagar, where he was robbed on Tuesday night. Youths rob businessman of Rs 1 lakh
SAS Nagar, October 3
A 60-year-old businessman was robbed of Rs 1 lakh and some valuables by two motor cycle-borne youths while he was about to enter his house in Phase VII here last night. The victim, Baldev Singh Sumal, chased the robbers on foot for some distance. Both youths were wearing helmets, apparently to hide their identity.

Mr Baldev Singh Sumal in front of his house in Phase VII, SAS Nagar, where he was robbed on Tuesday night. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Jewellery, laptops vanish on prestigious trains
Chandigarh, October 3
For Ms Jaspreet Kaur, Manager, Tourism Promotion and Public Relations, Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO), her journey by a prestigious train, will ever remain etched in her mind as it will in the minds of Mr Arun Bhardwaj, a Marketing Executive from New Delhi, and Dr Parminder Singh Ahuja, a scientist from Palampur.

11 Inspectors transferred
Chandigarh, October 3
The UT IGP, Mr B.S. Bassi, today issued transfer orders of 11 Inspectors in the Chandigarh Police.

 
COMMUNITY

All councillors may not be nominated: Kohli
Chandigarh, October 3
Sitting councillors of the BJP in Chandigarh cannot be assured of party renomination, which has to be decided on the basis of one’s ‘’winning capability, image and loyalty.’’

Bickerings on in local BJP
Chandigarh, October 3
The rapprochement mission of the national BJP leadership in the faction-ridden state unit of the union territory has not ended bickerings for now, at least with the deposed leadership questioning the decision to include certain members who have defected from the party.

Mr Shanta Kumar, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, launch the Antyodaya Anna Yojana for the Union Territory of Chandigarh at Indira Colony, Mani Majra, on Wednesday.Antyodaya Anna Yojana launched
Chandigarh, October 3
The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr Shanta Kumar, today launched the Antyodaya Anna Yojana at the Indira Colony, near Mani Majra, Chandigarh.

Mr Shanta Kumar, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, launch the Antyodaya Anna Yojana for the Union Territory of Chandigarh at Indira Colony, Mani Majra, on Wednesday.
— Photo Pankaj Sharma

KHARAR DIARY
Waiting for CM’s sangat darshan
Kharar
The residents of Kharar and its surrounding villages are waiting for a sangat darshan programme by the Chief Minister of Punjab. Mr Badal organised this programme in Ratwara Sahib village near Kharar (which falls in Morinda Assembly constituency) but has not included Kharar in this programme.

Residents’ plea to Administrator
Chandigarh, October 3
The Sector 42-B Residents Welfare Association has submitted a memorandum to the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), drawing his attention to massive violations made by residents of Attawa village.

Throw waste at allotted sites : DC
Panchkula, October 3
To discourage the use of polythene, a special one-month drive was launched in the district on September 25 with the objective of educating the public on biodegradable and degradable waste.

Hope for mentally challenged kids
Chandigarh, October 3
About 300 mentally challenged children from different institutes of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh participated in yoga and cultural competition held at LECMA 3 BRD , Sector 47 here today.

MLA files objections
Panchkula, October 3
Objections and suggestions regarding delimitation of wards were submitted by the local MLA, Mr Chander Mohan, along with office-bearers of various residents welfare associations to the Deputy Commissioner, here today.

BSP to launch campaign on Oct 5

Sikhs to hold protest on Oct 6

ASI killed in road mishap

 
BUSINESS

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EDUCATION

Case against Wintech for duping franchisee
Chandigarh, October 3
The city police today registered a case of breach of trust and fraud against Wintech Computers for duping its franchisee of lakhs of rupees.

Computer education programme openedLieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) invites cadets over to tea after the inauguration of a computer centre at GCG-11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, October 3
The Internet has revolutionised the governance of civilisation. This was stated by Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab, while inaugurating a computer education programme at the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here today.

Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) invites cadets over to tea after the inauguration of a computer centre at GCG-11, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Another day of kids’ creativityStudents of Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, enact the play “Somnath Crorepati” at the Children Community Theatre Festival at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, October 3
For the fourth day in succession, children spilled unlimited joy on the Sukhna Lake premises. As the children’s theatre festival, being organised at the lake by Centre for Education and Voluntary Action (CEVA), entered yet another exciting day, a bigger gathering was witnessed on the three important corners, the one where the plays “Aqal di Gal” and “Somnath Crorepati” were being staged, and the other two, namely puzzle corner and open forum.

Students of Guru Harkrishan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 38, enact the play “Somnath Crorepati” at the Children Community Theatre Festival at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Science Olympiads planned
Chandigarh, October 3
Science Olympiads for Classes IX and X at different centres as per the syllabus of the CBSE throughout India will be conducted by The Educationists a voluntary organisation.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Implead Sehajdhari body in enrolment case
Chandigarh, October 3
Allowing an application, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the impleading of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation as a respondent in a case seeking directions to the state of Punjab and other respondents against enrolling Sehajdhari Sikhs as voters for electing members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

  • Octroi case hearing
  • Notice to Punjab in ex gratia case
  • Notice to KU
  • Pension cut-off date held void

DISTRICT COURTS
Jail break case accused granted bail
Chandigarh, October 3
Satnam Singh, an accused of Burail jail break case, was released today after he furnished a bail bond of Rs 25, 000 to the satisfaction of the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L Mohal.

  • Cheating case
  • Judicial remand
  • Ranjit Bajaj case
  • Bail plea dismissed
  • Bail granted
  • Police remand

District Magistrate orders tabs on anti-social elements
Chandigarh, October 3
The District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today extended his order to ban certain activities north of Madhya Marg. Under the order, which came into force on September 29 and valid for a period of 60 days, the DM banned holding of processions, rallies, dharnas, raising of slogans, making speeches, carrying of lathis and also assembly of five or more persons.

 
CULTURE

Saga of Dulla Bhatti’s valour retoldFolk artistes narrate the tale of Dulla Bhatti in the play “Dhamak Nagarey di”, which was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, October 3
No matter how times have changed, tradition still inspires people. That explains why the gathering at Tagore Theatre today waited for over a hour to witness “Dhamak nagarey di”, a play which celebrated the spirit of valour as embodied by Dulla Bhatti, an unassuming Rajput, who earned his share of fame among heroes by challenging the injustice of Mughal emperor Akbar and defeating him in a battle of conscience.

Folk artistes narrate the tale of Dulla Bhatti in the play “Dhamak Nagarey di”, which was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Gakhar’s exhibition inauguratedDeepika Gakhar explains her painting to Ms Rakesh Sachdeva, Principal, DAV School, Sector 15, exhibition “tulika” at Punjab Kala Bhavan on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, October 3
An exhibition of paintings and drawings in oil, acrylic inks and pen work by Deepika Gakhar was inaugurated by the Principal, DAV School, Sector 15, Ms Rakesh Sachdeva, at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16.

Deepika Gakhar explains her painting to Ms Rakesh Sachdeva, Principal, DAV School, Sector 15, exhibition “tulika” at Punjab Kala Bhavan on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo

Lashkara to hold beauty contest
Chandigarh, October 3
‘Lashkara’ will organise a beauty contest, exclusively for Punjabis at Ludhiana on December 5, according to a press note issued here today.

HEALTH

‘Disprin withdrawn due to commercial considerations’
Chandigarh, October 3
The decision of the British pharmaceutical multinational, Reckitt Benckiser, to withdraw its popular painkiller Disprin from the market, was dictated more by commercial considerations rather than clinical reasons.

 
SPORTS

Moti Ram school, GNPS in semis
Chandigarh, October 3
Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, made mincemeat of Gyan Jyoti Public School, SAS Nagar, for a 7-0 win on the opening day of the CBSE (Cluster XI) Football Meet at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today. The half-time score was 3-0.

  • Shooting tourney
  • Triathlon, aquathlon

ADMINISTRATION

Encroachments removed
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) today continued with its demolition drive against illegal constructions. Staircases and other structures built outside the permitted area in Palsora colony were demolished. All these were fresh construction.

Release enhanced wages, demand SPOs
SAS Nagar, October 3
The Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Ropar district are up in arms against the failure on the part of the police authorities to release their enhanced wages since January this year. Around 200 SPOs are posted in the district.
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