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Head Constable held for sodomy attempt
Panchkula, October 27
A Head Constable, Varinder Singh, posted at Old Police Lines here, allegedly tried to sodomise a 10-year-old boy in his room this evening. The incident comes close on the heels to an attempt to sodomise a 14-year-old boy by the CIA staff recently.

Cricketers sweat out before tie
Mohali, October 27
As the countdown to the India-Sri Lanka One-Day match draws to a close, the South Asian neighbours sweated out on the nets at the PCA stadium here. While thousands of cricket fans eagerly await the One-Day tie, scheduled for tomorrow, many tried their luck today to see the men practice at the ground.



Special buses for cricket match
1,500 cops at stadium
Irfan gets birthday ‘gift’

Indian captain Rahul Dravid gives autographs to his fans on the eve of the second one-day international cricket match at the PCA Stadium Mohali. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Indian captain Rahul Dravid gives autographs to his fans on the eve of the second one-day international cricket match at the PCA Stadium Mohali

New chapter in city’s sports history
First Chandigarh State Games begin
Chandigarh, October 27
Carrying the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius and Fortius’, more than 3000 sportspersons assembled at Sector 17 Football Ground to take part in the spectacular show that lasted for over two hours.

Flying Sikh, Mikha Singh, lights the flame of 1st Chandigarh State Games at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph
Flying Sikh, Mikha Singh, lights the flame of 1st Chandigarh State Games at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh

Court order fails to ensure free flow of traffic
Chandigarh, October 27
Even though the Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the Chandigarh Police to ensure the free flow of traffic during the dharnas and rallies organised in the city throughout the year, it has failed to comply with the directions, apparently.


Meeting on Chandigarh deferred
Chandigarh, October 27
The meeting of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs for Chandigarh was deferred in New Delhi today, reliable sources said. The meeting on affairs pertaining to the City Beautiful is now scheduled for November 8.

Mauli Jagran residents block railway line
Chandigarh October 27
Traffic on the Chandigarh- Ambala railway line was disrupted for over 40 minutes when residents of Vikas Nagar and Mauli Jagran blocked the line in protest against the move of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to seal certain houses for violating the building bylaws.

Rare land link to re-open for Pak delegation
Chandigarh, October 27
Forty years after the land link between India and Pakistan in southern Rajasthan was snapped following a war between the two neighbours, the Munabao-Khokhrapar road will be reopened next month to allow a delegation of Pakistan Rangers to cross over to India for official talks with the Border Security Force.

Mauritian PM in city today
Chandigarh, October 27
The Mauritian Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, will have a brief stopover in the city on Friday on his way to Mashobra in Himachal Pradesh.

3-yr-old dies of head injury
Chandigarh, October 27
A three-year-old boy, who suffered head injury after he fell on road this afternoon in Sector 38, later succumbed to his injuries at the PGI. According to information, Jaskirat, a student of Ankur School on the Panjab University campus, alighted from the school bus in Sector 38.

Postal service finds a few takers
Chandigarh, October 27
The charges of using the ‘Direct Mail’ service are proving to be an impediment in the success of the scheme. Ever since the service was launched on October 9, only two advertisers have come forward to avail themselves at the facility, said sources in the department.


9 mobile phones, car stereo recovered
Chandigarh, October 27
The local police today claimed to have recovered nine stolen mobile phones and a car stereo from a Bapu Dham colony resident.

Two held for raping minor
Mohali, October 27
Two persons have been arrested by the police here today on the charges of abduction, rape and criminal intimidation. A minor girl, living in Phase VII here, was allegedly raped by the two youths.

Mother of two ends life
Chandigarh, October 27
A 25-year-old mother of two children ended her life by allegedly hanging herself at her Madrasi Colony residence in Bapu Dham Colony, here today. The exact reason behind the extreme step is not known.


Seminar suggests fest in memory of Baba Farid
A two-day seminar on the life, philosophy and teachings of Baba Farid, organised by the Haryana Urdu Akademi, has concluded at Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University.

Panjab University festival gets off to youthful start
Chandigarh, October 27
The Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival and Heritage Festival started today at Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, in most vibrant and spirited fervour. The youth festival was inaugurated by Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, Chandigarh. Thirteen colleges from the city and from the Ferozepur Zone, which covers the areas of Fazilka, Feropzepore, Abohar and around are participating in the three-day festival.


Participants watch rangoli at the PU Zonal Youth Festival at Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Participants watch rangoli at the PU Zonal Youth Festival at Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh

PU Syndicate meeting tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 27
The Panjab University Syndicate will consider the recommendations of the faculties of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology for speedy declaration of results of the respective departments various courses.

From Schools
Kids celebrate Divali with grandparents
Chandigarh, October 27
It was grandparents day at the Prerna Club, where tiny tots welcomed the elderly with a smile and a “namaskar” at DAV Public School, Sector 8, here today. The occasion was a get together for Divali.

Shivalik kids hold annual function
Mohali, October 27
The senior wing of Shivalik Public School, Sector-41, Chandigarh, celebrated its annual function today in the school auditorium, Phase-6. The chief guest of the function was Mr L.S. Boparai, the eminent educationist of the region.

Kirmani for evil-free society
Panchkula, October 27
“Education will make you masters of your destiny. It is indeed a powerful instrument for developing the inborn creative potentialities.


Maruti told to pay Rs 50,000 relief
Chandigarh, October 27
The UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on Maruti Udyog Limited, New Delhi, and its local dealer for deficiency in service.


Advantage for power boards’ sports teams
Chandigarh, October 27
The power boards’ sports teams of various states would have the advantage of directly taking part in 12 different national meets organised by various national sport federations.

Ananya, Dhruv win debate
Panchkula, October 27
The Association of British Scholars (Chandigarh chapter) organised a debate competition in association with Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here yesterday. The chief guest, Mr D.V. Bhatia, president of the association, and Mr Krit Seraj, principal, Satluj Public School, Panchkula, lightened the lamp to start the competition.


2 DSPs shuffled
Chandigarh, October 27
The UT Administration today ordered transfers of two Deputy Superindents of the police. Sources in the police said DSP Devinder Thakur has swapped places with Deputy Commandant of Home Guards, Mohan Lal Verma. Devinder Thakur was holding the charge of DSP Security.

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