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Id-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour

Chandigarh, November 15
Id-ul-Fitr was celebrated with great fervor in the city today. Thousands of the Muslims and others offered namaaz in Jama Masjid in Sector 20 today.

Muslims pray outside the Sector 20 Jama Masjid on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr in Chandigarh on Monday.
Muslims pray outside the Sector 20 Jama Masjid on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Manoj Mahajan

MC’s proposal to extend limits rejected
Mohali, November 15
In a major setback to the Municipal Council of Mohali, the Department of Local Bodies, Punjab, has rejected a proposal sent by the Council for the expansion of its outer limits.


  Petrol price cut brings some relief
Chandigarh, November 15
Residents of the city and surrounding areas, subjected to a three-pronged attack on their budgets following massive hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG 10 days ago, today heaved a sigh of relief as the government announced a reduction in the petrol prices by over Rs 1.15 per litre.

Know thy candidates
Municipal Corporation byelection

Chandigarh, November 15
Congress candidate Harmohinder Singh Lucky: President of the local unit of the Youth Congress, the 31-year old advocate says development is his main agenda. “Anybody voting for development should vote for the Congress.

Jailbreak: Court seeks “privileged” documents
Chandigarh, November 15
Having drawn a lot of flak for its failure to prevent the escape of three dreaded terrorists involved in the assassination of then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, the UT Administration and the police later went overboard in trying to keep sensitive documents connected with the case away from public scrutiny.

Traffic woes on national highway
Zirakpur , November 15
A narrow bridge on the Sukhna choe and a level crossing near Dhakauli village have become major traffic bottlenecks on the busy Kalka-Ambala National Highway-22 here, making it a “killer highway”.

A long queue of vehicles at the Dhakauli level crossing, near Zirakpur the narrow bridge on the Sukhna choe has become a major bottleneck in the free flow of traffic on the busy Kalka-Ambala Highway in Zirakpur.
A long queue of vehicles at the Dhakauli level crossing, near Zirakpur and right; the narrow bridge on the Sukhna choe has become a major bottleneck in the free flow of traffic on the busy Kalka-Ambala Highway in Zirakpur. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan.

Senate nominations unfair, says Pawan Bansal
Chandigarh, November 15
The nomination list for the Panjab University Senate, received by the authorities last week, has stirred a hornet’s nest. Local Member of Parliament and Senator, Mr Pawan Bansal, holds that the list of 36 members reeks of “political affiliations and a clear cut BJP bias”, but former Member of Parliament and senior BJP leader, Mr Satpal Jain, maintains that no list could have better represented all sections of society.
Pawan Bansal
Pawan Bansal
Satyapal Jain
Satyapal Jain

Property owners on Rent Act notification
Chandigarh, November 15
The Property Owners Welfare Association (POWA) today reiterated its earlier stand that notification to amend the Rent Act shall be instrumental in bringing down the rentals as more and more investors shall come forward to invest in real estate. The demand and supply factor shall force the accommodation to be cheaper.

Chandigarh Calling
It seems that there is no contingency plan of traffic diversion with the Chandigarh Police. The chaos on the city roads on the eve of Divali was enough to expose the lack of planning on part of the police authorities. As per the standard practices being followed in metros, the police keeps ready a contingency plan to divert traffic in case of road blockade due to a road accident in any part of the city.
Hollow slogans
Cracker prices
Fun for kids
Free ride
Fighting for leprosy patients

— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


PCPL director honoured
Dera Bassi, November 15
A cultural programme was organised by Sri Vishvkarma Shiksha Parchar Committee, Dera Bassi, here on Sunday.

Relative to be subjected to polygraph test
Jeweller kidnapping case
Chandigarh, November 15
With the investigation into the 22-day-old kidnapping of a Sector 41 jeweller reaching nowwhere, the Crime Branch has decided to subject one of his relatives to a polygraph test in the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).

VHP protest against arrest of seer
Panchkula, November 15
Members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal today staged a protest march against the arrest of the Kanchi seer in Tamil Nadu.

Hindu bodies merge, to protest against seer’s arrest

Fauji Beat
Gender factor in armed forces

AFTER a gap of several years, a controversy has again erupted over women joining the armed forces. To put things in the right perspective, we need to examine the issue both from the peace and the war scenarios’ angle.

Lieut-Gen Milan Naidu, Colonel of the Rajput Regiment (left), and Lieut-Gen R.S. Dayal (retd) greet each other, while Col J.S. Kang (retd) looks on.

Lieut-Gen Milan Naidu, Colonel of the Rajput Regiment (left), and Lieut-Gen R.S. Dayal (retd) greet each other, while Col J.S. Kang (retd) looks on.

48 Squadron celebrates Raising Day
Chandigarh, November 15
Setting up of a unit museum marked the 45th anniversary of the Air Force’s No. 48 Squadron, a frontline transport outfit, here today. The museum was inaugurated by the Air Officer Commanding, 12 Wing, Air Cmde S.S. Tilloo.

Protest by Congress workers
Zirakpur, November 15
To protest against the arrest of Hardeep Singh, one of the assailants, who attacked Mrs Manisha Malik, a Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat councillor, and her husband, 20 workers of the Congress party today organised a rally and raised slogan against Capt Kanwaljit Singh, MLA Banur, Mr Narinder Sharma, president, Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat and Mrs Malik.

Media reports on Bhajan Lal refuted
Chandigarh, November 15
Mr Deepak Rai Walia, deputy spokesperson of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), today refuted media reports that HPCC chief, Bhajan Lal, was on his way out.


Industrialist alleges threatening calls
Chandigarh, November 15
A city-based industrialist alleged that he had received threatening calls from a mobile phone of Bal Sehgal, the former head of Quark Company.

Young man held for kidnapping
Chandigarh, November 15
A team of the Sector 11 Police Station today arrested a 21-year-old resident of Janata Kumhar Colony for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl of the same area on October 30.

Valuables worth Rs 1.25 lakh stolen
Mohali, November 15
Thieves decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs l.25 lakh in two separate incidents of theft in the township. Thieves took away gold worth Rs 20,000 and cash Rs 35,000 from a residence in Phase 11 here while the owners were out of station for a few days.

Minor raped
Panchkula, November 15
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a middle aged man near Chanmiya village in Morni. The victim was returning home after having dinner at a friend’s house, when she was waylaid by the accused, Pritam Singh of Pinjore.

3 held for baby’s death in clash
Panchkula, November 15
The police has arrested three youths who were involved in the clash in Sector 12- A yesterday which led to the death of three-month-old Mamta. Amit and Sumit, alias Chinu, were produced before a local court and remanded in judicial custody while Manoj Sharma was arrested following police raids late in the evening.

3 held for gambling
Mohali, November 15
The police here booked three persons on charges of indulging in gambling in the township. The accused Suresh, a resident of Sector 69, Kishore Kumar, resident of village Lambian and Patras a resident of Nehru colony Sector 53 were allegedly gambling in Sector 71. They have been arrested under Sections 13-3-67 of the Gambling Act.

Police releases missing woman’s photo
Mohali, November 15

The Mohali police is on the lookout for the past six months for Indu Pathak, a 28-year-old-resident of Nangal, who disappeared from Mohali on April 30. Releasing her photograph to media today, police sources pointed out that while a case of kidnapping against a Chandigarh resident on a complaint given by Mr Harish Sharma, Indu’s brother, had been registered no arrest had been made in the case.

Indu Pathak
Indu Pathak

Roughing up of passer-by: FIR against farmers
Mohali, November 15
The police here has registered an FIR against the farmers who had on Divali day bashed up a passer by, while staging a protest against the acquisition of their land by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) here. The agitating farmers had alleged that the passerby had abused them and tried to attack them with his kirpan, while the passerby, Mr Rajwinder Singh Sidhu, a Mohali resident, had alleged that he was bashed up for no  reason at all.

Man arrested for attempting suicide
Chandigarh, November 15
A 35-year-old father of four children was today arrested by a team of the Sector 31 Police Station for allegedly attempting to hang himself in an intoxicated condition in Ram Darbar.

Cheating case against PGI nurse
Chandigarh, November 15
A nurse of the PGI allegedly duped an ex-serviceman of Indian Air Force of Rs 30,000 promising to get employment for his son at the Secretariat. A case of cheating under Section 420 of the IPC was registered against her here today.

3 held with boxes of illicit liquor
Chandigarh, November 15
The Sector 31 Police Station teams today recovered more than six boxes of illicit liquor from three persons arrested here today.


Teachers resent deduction from arrears of salary
Chandigarh, November 15
Teachers working as work experience instructors of government schools in city have lamented that the Education Department has withdrawn the arrears paid to them under the revised pay scales as per the provisions of the fifth Central Pay Commission.

Hamara School
Students have done us proud
BDPS has been a cynosure of all eyes. The school received accolades from NASA Space Center, Florida, where some children won the global competition to the Athens wrestling arena. Palwinder Cheema was part of the Indian wrestling team.

Warrant officer raids police post, secures release of illegal detainee
Panchkula, November 15
A warrant officer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today raided the Sector 19 police post here following a Habeas Corpus petition filed by a Councillor from Mohali, seeking the release of his brother, Surinder Singh, from illegal detention.

Ex-servicemen seek parity in pension
Chandigarh, November 15
Following directions from the High Court, ex-servicemen in the city have approached the Defence Ministry, seeking parity in pension of ex-servicemen with that of retired central government employees.


City wakes up to thrill of night life
Chandigarh is no more a city of retired and tired people. The city which used to wear a dead look after 8.30 pm, eight years ago, is finally discovering its late night identity.

Magic is illusion, says Samraj
Known the world over for his tricks, magician Samraj performed at the Bassi theatre here this evening. Presenting a thematic show—Manthirikam majority of Samraj’s tricks focused on horror.

Parikshat Sahni keen to do good films
oted film and television star Parikshat Sahni will soon be seen in a bi-lingual movie. Talking to Chandigarh Tribune at the residence of his relative Mr Trehan in the Cantonment area, Mr Parikshat Sahni said that he was shooting for the film `Choodiyan’. “The movie is being shot simultaneously in Punjabi as well as in Hindi,” he said. Mr Sahni said that the outdoor shooting of the movie is taking place at Patiala. “Choodiyan is a remake of a Marathi film ‘Aiye’, which means mother. The cast includes Vinod Khanna, Gracy Singh and Vikas Bhalla. The director and the cinematographer of the movie are doing an exceptional work,” he said.

His mission is to promote Punjabi culture overseas
City-based Avtar Singh Chana is on a mission to promote the bhangra dance and Punjabi culture overseas. As a member of the International Dance Council (UNESCO) he has conducted many bhangra workshops in abroad.


AP to train street children in sports activities
Chandigarh, November 15
The Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) has taken a bold initiative to give opportunity to the street children in sports activities. In this programme, NGOs were involved to help children play and display their talent. This was disclosed by Ms Sumita Dawra, Managing Director of the SAAP on a visit to the city. . In an interaction with this reporter at the Shivalik Public School, Mohali where she had come as a observer for the Sub-Junior National Gymnastics meet, said there is so much to do for sport development in AP.

Ms Sumita Dawra

Badminton coaching camp from November 18
Chandigarh, November 15
Ms Surinder Mahajan, a badminton coach with the Sports Authority of India, has been appointed coach of the Indian youth badminton team for the Second Commonwealth Youth Games to be held at Bendigo (Australia) from December 1 to 3. As per information reaching here from the Badminton Association of India Secretary L.C. Gupta, three boys and three girls have been selected to represent India in these games, where badminton is being introduced for the first time. In this meet, eight disciplines in all will be held.


HUDA fails to hold draw for housing scheme 
Panchkula, November 15
More than seven months after Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) floated a housing scheme in the quaint Shivalik foothills in Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), the 34,000 applicants are still waiting for the draw of lots for these plots.

Move to improve working at licensing office
Chandigarh, November 15
For improving the functioning of the vehicle registration and licensing office, a separate information/inquiry counter will be set up right at its entrance. A separate telephone will also be installed at the counter so that people could make various queries on phone.


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