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Dance girls deny illegal confinement
Chandigarh, November 7
One of the girls who was recovered from Bangalore In a major embarrassment to the Chandigarh police, a few of the 12 floor dancing girls recovered from pubs of Bangalore and brought today to the city accused the police of bringing them back forcibly and depriving them of their livelihood denying that they had been lured into the profession and illegally confined.
One of the girls (face covered) who was recovered from Bangalore goes to record her statement before a Judge in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Lure of easy money tempted girls

Verma greets people

Sector-20 gurdwara decked up on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

Sector-20 gurdwara decked up on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Tribune photo Karam Singh



Stage set for strike in colleges
Chandigarh, November 7
The stage is all set for an indefinite strike in the local colleges from Monday onwards in the absence of any response to demand of fee hike withdrawal by the Union Territory Administration.

Engg student robbed of car, belongings
Chandigarh, November 7
An engineering student, Gautam Sushant, was robbed of his car and belongings after he was forced by some miscreants to stop the car at gun-point on Kharar-Chandigarh Highway this evening. 

Kalka workshop to make luxury coaches
Chandigarh, November 7
With the revival of the steam-heritage run on the Kalka-Shimla rail circuit, the narrow-gauge rail coach workshop at Kalka has been entrusted to produce coaches on the lines of the Palace on Wheels run by the Railways and the Rajasthan government.

Superintending Engineer stabbed
Chandigarh, November 7
Some unidentified assailants last night stabbed the Superintending Engineer (Public Health) of the municipal corporation, Mr Swarn Singh Kanwal, who is alleged to have sustained 18 injuries. The condition of Mr Kanwal is stated to be out of danger. He was brought home after a first-aid and a medical examination.

UGC working on incentives plan
Chandigarh, November 7
The University Grants Commission is contemplating a scheme of incentives for those educational institutions which will submit themselves to scrutiny by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

Vijay Pratap Singh takes over as Mohali SP
Vijay Pratap Singh SAS Nagar, November 7
Following a change of guard in the Police Department here, Mr Vijay Pratap Singh took over from Mr Harcharan Singh Bhullar as the new Superintendent of Police, Mohali, today. Mr Vijay Pratap Singh, a 1998 batch IPS officer has many distinctions to his credit starting from the high-profile kidney scam which was busted by him to the tracing of the first cyber crime by the Punjab police.



Remembering Bala
hat Bala, as I knew Vikram, is no more is hard to believe. His soft “Hi, Bala here” across the telephone line seems too real and recent to be history all so suddenly. Our association goes back to 1988 when I joined college as a freshman and Bala was the history “bond” of the final year class. Having topped the university all through never made him a wee bit conceited unlike some of his peers. 

Heavy rush at mosques
Chandigarh, November 7
Members of the Muslim community thronged mosques all over the city for offering Juma Namaj during the holy month of Ramzan. The maximum rush was witnessed at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid, along with mosques in Sector 29, Burail and Mani Majra.

Tenants protest against Rent Act notification
Chandigarh, November 7
As the controversial Rent Act notification completed a year today, tenants held protests while the landlords held a meeting to welcome the move of the administration.

Parks in city slums?
Chandigarh, November 7
Slums in the city may have parks if a recommendation of the Slum Development Committee of the corporation is accepted. In a meeting of the committee held today, it was recommended that open spaces in slum colonies be developed on the pattern of green belts being developed in various sectors.



Boy crushed to death
Panchkula, November 7
A five-year-old boy, Umesh, was crushed to death by a speeding truck at Pinjore today. The boy was on his way to the school when the truck (HR-58-0447), coming from the opposite direction, ran over him. The boy died on the spot and the truck driver, Manmohan, was arrested.

23-yr-old dies in mishap
Chandigarh, November 7
Kewal Ram, a 23-year-old Sector 30 resident whose marriage was fixed for February, was today killed when his motor cycle collided with the bus of the senior government model school in Sector 35 on the round-about separating Sectors 35 and 36.

Four hurt in group clash
Dera Bassi, November 7
Four persons, including a woman, were injured, two of them seriously, in a clash involving two groups of former sarpanches and a group of present sarpanch of Khajoor Mandi village, near here, late last night.

Nine arrested on charge of gambling
SAS Nagar, November 7
In a major crackdown here, the Mohali police has arrested nine persons allegedly involved in gambling under the give of selling lotteries here today. More than Rs 30,000 has been seized from them.


Khadi goes international
Chandigarh, November 7
Even as the demand for khadi products varies from season to season, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission has, for its part, decided to tap the tremendous market potential of the earthy fabric by chalking out a long-term and comprehensive strategy aimed at value addition of khadi. 

Lucky draw result



Pooja Shukla
Pooja Shukla

Khalsa college wins giddha contest
Chandigarh, November 7
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sector 26, won the giddha contest on the concluding day of the Zone B Youth Festival of Panjab University at Bhargava Auditorium of the PGIMER here today.

Quiz competition
Chandigarh, November 7
Seven teams selected for the finals participated in a quiz competition organised by the East Branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad at IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary Girls School in Sector 21 today.

Dances, music, paintings at kids’ festival
SAS Nagar, November 7
Students from Tamil Nadu prepare to present a dance during the National Children’s Festival Lively dances, music and painting by children from different states marked the second day of the third National Children’s Festival at the Shivalik Public School here today. More than 1000 students from 17 states took part in various activities organised here.

Students from Tamil Nadu prepare to present a dance during the National Children’s Festival at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

BCA results out
Chandigarh, November 7
Panjab University has declared the results of Supplementary examination of Bachelor of Computer Applications (Part I) conducted during September earlier this year. This was stated in an official press note here today.


Stay on Sarpanch’s suspension questioned
Chandigarh, November 7
Raising a pertinent point in the matter of suspension of, Ms Bhupinder Kaur, the Sarpanch of Sarangpur village, the lambardar of Sarangpur, Mr Karam Singh, has said the stay on suspension granted by the Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, was wrong

Smoking banned
Chandigarh, November 7
The District Magistrate, Chandigarh, Mr Arun Kumar, exercising the powers conferred on him under Section 144 of the Cr. PC, has banned smoking in public places.

HC holiday
Chandigarh, November 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has declared holiday on November 26 on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.

Nursing home told to pay compensation
Panchkula, November 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a local nursing home to pay a compensation of Rs 2,000 to a Sector 15 resident for deficiency of services. Subhash Chand had alleged that the staff of Chopra Hospital, Sector 10, had not taken proper care of his one-year-old daughter, while she was admitted there with dehydration.



Donors donate blood at the 16th blood donation camp151 donate blood at camp
Chandigarh, November 7
A blood donation camp was organised by the Bhakra Beas Management Board in association with a team from Transfusion Medicine, PGI, at the BBMB Rest House, Sector 35, here today.

Donors donate blood at the 16th blood donation camp in the memory of former Chairman, BBMB, Major-Gen B.N. Kumar, in Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph



State Banks of Patiala, Indore to clash in finals
Wicket-keeper of the State Bank of India (Indore) C.P. Sahu tries to collect the ballChandigarh, November 7
The State Bank of Patiala and the State Bank of Indore will clash with each other in tomorrow’s final of the cricket tournament of the Banks Olympiad sports meet being held here today at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16.
Wicket-keeper of the State Bank of India (Indore) C.P. Sahu tries to collect the ball hit by State Bank of India (Mysore) batsman Nooruddin during the All-India Banks’ Olympiad of Cricket Tournament being held at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

MCM DAV eves enter TT final
Chandigarh, November 7
MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, will meet GGS College for Women, Sector 26, in the tomorrow's final of the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis (women) Tournament played here today on the MCM College premises.

Babla bags golf title
Chandigarh, November 7
Defending champion Babla Singh of Income Tax, Kolkata, with Gross 76 points emerged winner in the Central Revenue All-India Invitational Golf Tournament, which was held today at the Chandigarh Golf Club. Ms S.S. Bedi, wife of Chief Commissioner, Customs and Central Excise, Chandigarh zone, gave away the prizes.


Show-cause notice to Neelam cinema
Chandigarh, November 7
The Chandigarh Administration today issued a show-cause notice to Neelam cinema in Sector 17 for not complying with the basic set of directions which were agreed upon about four weeks ago.

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