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Barnala granted bail
Chandigarh, September 18
A local court today granted bail to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Dhuri, Gaganjit Singh Barnala, who was languishing in Burail Jail for a rape charge levelled by a woman masseur.

Two suicides in city
Chandigarh, September 18
A man and a woman, both in their early twenties, ended their lives in two separate incidents here today. In the first incident, 21-year-old Sepoy, Anshul Gupta, recruited in the 12 Dogra Regiment, was found hanging by his cousin at his rented accommodation in Sector 22 at around 3.30 pm.

How come lathi-charging cops are never booked?
Chandigarh, September 18
Matka Chowk in Chandigarh is fast turning into a battlefield with ruthless Chandigarh Police personnel brutally crushing any signs of “uprising’ even against ‘injustice’. 
A protester being thrashed by policemen at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, during a rally
A protester being thrashed by policemen at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, during a rally. — A file photo












EARLIER STORIES

Communism needs correction, says Left leader 
Chandigarh, September 18
The biggest task the Communists face today is in-house correction of misplaced priorities in different wings, proclaiming Leftist leanings all over the country. This was stated by Mr B.N. Reddy, a veteran of the Telengana movement, while talking to The Tribune here today. He is participating in the four-day All-India Unity Congress of the Marxist Communist Party of India (United), which started here yesterday.

Aviation is in the blood of Beris
Chandigarh, September 18
For the Beris, the promoters of Indus — the latest private airline in the country, aviation is in their blood. It was this family which had run a private airline in the country before the Independence.

Ms Lilian Beri, Director of Indus, is all attention as Capt A.P.C. Kapoor makes a point during an informal interaction with The Tribune in Chandigarh on Monday. Also in the picture is Group Captain Sandhu, General Manager of Indus. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Ms Lilian Beri, Director of Indus, is all attention as Capt A.P.C. Kapoor makes a point during an informal interaction with The Tribune in Chandigarh on Monday

Circus stars cry out for a makeover: Circus no longer excites the elite citizenry of Chandigarh. Children have become far too savvy to go and watch a tacky circus with starved animals, fatigued child acrobats and unhappy clowns. It is not even considered politically correct in these times, yet the circus must go on in life as well as in the pitched tents. And there are takers for it although from a different strata of life. Tribune photographer brings us a picture of the elephant performers of the Asiad Circus that is playing in town.


COMMUNITY

Circus is in town but where are the spectators?

Chandigarh, September 18
No one has time for circus in Chandigarh anymore. Living in a material whirl of mobiles, multiplexes and malls, few city residents are actually leaving behind the air-conditioned comfort of their homes for enjoying the little acts of midair jumps and fire-throwing “dragons” before the footlights at the Asiad Circus currently on in Sector 34. True, you have docile little Pomeranians walking on two legs, holding umbrellas in their “hands”, with glittery purses dangling from around their necks, in place of fierce tigers and wild lions.


Artistes of Asiad Circus perform during a show in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Artistes of Asiad Circus perform during a show in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Monday

218 plots in Sec 27 allotted at HUDA draw
Panchkula, September 18
There were no charged crowds, no enthusiasm and no ugly scenes as the Haryana Urban Development Authority, Sector 6, went through the process of the much-awaited draws of plots in Sector 27, here today. At the end of the day, the show turned out to be a smooth though time-consuming affair.

Patient’s kin accuse doctor of negligence
Panchkula, September 18
Family members of a patient today staged a protest and alleged “gross negligence” on part of a doctor of Chakravarty Nursing Home, Sector 10, here, in a delivery case. The protesters demanded registration of a case against the doctor.
Relatives of a patient protest against a doctor of Chakravarty Nursing Home, Sector 10, for negligence in Panchkula on Monday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Relatives of a patient protest against a doctor of Chakravarty Nursing Home, Sector 10, for negligence in Panchkula

EVMs to be used for municipal poll
Chandigarh, September 18 The Chandigarh Administration would use Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the forthcoming municipal and Panchayat Samiti elections in the Union Territory, an official press release said here today.

1 application for tenement lease renewal
Chandigarh, September 18
The Municipal Corporation today received just one application, that too with anomalies, for the renewal of lease of one-room tenements allotted under the rehabilitation scheme of the administration. According to sources, the next course of action would be decided at its meeting tomorrow.

IAF sets up branch for space operations
Chandigarh, September 18
Gearing up to meet the challenge of space exploitation and fulfilling a long-standing functional requirement, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has established a separate branch for space operations. The branch, which became functional about two months ago, will deal with all matters under the IAF’s realm pertaining to exploitation of space for defence purposes.

Commuters on the Panchkula-Naraingarh round had to suffer inconvenience after the Ghaggar bridge was closed for repair
Commuters on the Panchkula-Naraingarh round had to suffer inconvenience after the Ghaggar bridge was closed for repair. The road from Majri Chowk in Sector 1 through Nada Sahib Gurdwara to Sector 21 was closed. Only one-way traffic was permitted, while most of it was diverted to the bridge in Sector 21. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Passport adalat on Sept 30
Chandigarh, September 18
The passport-related inquiries will become easier as the Regional Passport Office, following the guidelines of the Ministry of External Affairs, will now hold a passport adalat once every month. First such adalat will be organised on September 30 in three districts of Punjab – Sangrur, Patiala and Bathinda.

Awaiting water, power for a year
Chandigarh, September 18
The Sangarsh Samiti members of the Progressive Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 50-B, yesterday took out a candlelight procession to protest against the non-release of regular electricity and water connections.

Don’t lose your hosla, says Khosla ka Ghosla!
Chandigarh, September 18 Have you been saving money for years to build that one dream house? Grab the tickets of ‘Kola ka Goals’ which hits theatres this Friday. ‘Kola Ka Goals’ is a black comedy revolving around a dysfunctional middle class family.

CHB receives 29 applications for conversion
Chandigarh, September 18
The Chandigarh Housing Board has received as many as 29 applications for conversion in Industrial Area in the first year which concluded here today. With this, the discount of 10 per cent in the first year also ended. The new rates for conversion will be Rs 20,000 per square yard from tomorrow.

Pangolin captured, released in forest
Panchkula, September 18
A mute scaly “night stroller” attracted scores of Devi Nagar village residents last night. The anteater, pangolin, was spotted along the bank of the Ghaggar in the village at about 9 p.m. Scores of villagers assembled to have a look at the animal.

Dharna outside DC’s office
Mohali, September 18

Members of the Physically Handicapped Association (Mohali branch) today staged a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on a call given by the state leaders of the association.

Members of the Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, protest outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Mohali on Monday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Members of the Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, protest outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Mohali on Monday

 
CRIME

5 hurt in clash between constable, trader
Chandigarh, September 18
A Chandigarh Police Constable along with his two brothers sustained serious injuries in a clash with a businessman over a trivial issue of parking of vehicles in Phase I, Industrial Area here, this evening.

Rash motorists target traffic cops
Chandigarh, September 18
In two separate incidents, two cops of the Chandigarh Traffic Police were at the receiving end of rash motorists. Giving details of the incident, the police said both incidents took place on Sunday. In the first incident, Head Constable Swarn Singh lodged a complaint, alleging that the driver of car (PB-65-B-0850) hit the traffic police staff when he was driving his vehicle in a rash and negligent manner.

5 booked for flesh trade
Panchkula, September 18
Five persons three men and two women, were arrested by the Pinjore Police during a raid at a local motel here today for involvement in a flesh trade racket. The two women, in their late 30s, had been “booked” for Rs 1000 by three men, who were also arrested during the raid following a tip off. The men, Kamal, Rajan and a former sarpanch, Fateh Mohammad, had booked two rooms in the motel. The five persons were being interrogated.

 
EDUCATION

Students hold protest against NCERT
Chandigarh, September 18
Students of DAV College Sector 10 here held a protest against the wrong reference to Guru Gobind Singh in the NCERT books.




Students of DAV College, Sector 10, protest against an objectionable reference to Guru Gobind Singh in an NCERT book in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Students of DAV College, Sector 10, protest against an objectionable reference to Guru Gobind Singh in an NCERT book in Chandigarh on Monday

B.Ed students raise slogans at PU
Chandigarh, September 18
Hundreds of candidates seeking admission to B.Ed colleges faced a lot of inconvenience today when they reached the venue of the joint counselling at the Panjab University following a communication faux pas.

PU lecturer dies of cardiac arrest
Chandigarh, September 18
Dr L.M. Sharma, lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Panjab University, died due to a massive cardiac arrest at the PGI, Chandigarh, this afternoon. He was 62.

10 students get scholarship

COURTS

HC notice of motion on ‘ahaata’ dacoity
Chandigarh, September 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for October 19 on a petition seeking handing over of investigation into the alleged dacoity at a liquor “ahaata” at Panchkula to an independent agency.

 
CULTURE

A binding display of Kathak
Chandigarh, September 18
The Pracheen Kala Kendra presented an evening of Kathak dance, “Nritya Umang”, by danseuse Rani Karnaa and her disciples at Tagore Theatre here yesterday as part of its year-long golden jubilee celebrations. Rani Karnaa, a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award , is an exponent of Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam and Manipuri dance forms, which was amply reflected during her performance.
The programme commenced with Shiv Vandana, an invocation set to Raga Bhairav, by Rani along with Debashree, Aditi, Sohini and Anindita.

A Kathak performance by Rani Karnaa and her troupe at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph


HEALTH

Dera Bassi hospital to have mortuary
Dera Bassi, September 18
The long-pending demand of residents of Dera Bassi for a mortuary will soon be met. Finishing touches are being given to the mortuary building in the local Civil Hospital, which is expected to be operational in a couple of months.

CMC doctors ‘gift’ TB to woman
Chandigarh, September 18
Seeking medicine for vomiting problem from a city based medical centre, a Sector 46 resident was ‘gifted’ with Drug Resistance Tuberculosis (TB), a rare disease, courtesy the Chandigarh Medical Centre (CMC) management and surgeons who allegedly not only diagnosed wrong ailments but also performed inadequate chain of surgeries on her.

 
SPORTS

Child prodigies on a roll
Chandigarh, September 18
Srijana Dhaliwal and Tamanna Mann are literally on a roll. Winning medals is a cakewalk for the two. These eight-year-old upcoming skaters of City Beautiful are a rage when they appear on the skating rink.

SGGS outclass GNNC in badminton
Chandigarh, September 18
SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh outclassed Guru Nanak National College (GNNC), Doraha 3-0 in the Men’s Badminton Zonal tie contest during Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Tournament held at Panjab University campus, here today.

Rishab beats Nikhil in tennis
Chandigarh, September 18
Rishab Dev of Chandigarh gave a straight set defeat to his rival local tennis player Nikhil Peshawaria 6-1, 6-0 in Boys’ u-12 (1st round) while in the girls u-16 group, Delhi girl Priya Bajaj could not prevail over Chandigarh’s Prabhamrit and lost the game in the 1st round 0-6, 1-6 on the opening day of the Monsanto Aita Talent Series Tennis Tournament, held at CLTA Complex, here today.

Faridabad win cricket tie
Panchkula, September 18
The swashbuckling tons by Ajay Ratra (108 n.o.) and Mahesh Rawat (107) put Faridabad into commanding position at the end of first day’s play against Yamuna Nagar in the quarter-final, match for Pataudi Trophy at J.R. Institute of Cricket Technology (Barwala), here today.


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