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Dengue cases go up to 11
Panchkula/Chandigarh, October 3
The dengue scare got bigger today, with 11 confirmed cases being reported from the tricity. While there were nine confirmed cases of dengue from Panchkula alone, the health authorities today sent three more samples to the PGI for testing.
What is tiger mosquito?
Illustration by Aditi Chahar

Dengue: MC steps up cleanliness drive


Anti-dengue drive on

 

—Illustration by Aditi Chahar



EARLIER STORIES

Cracker-sellers ignoring safety norms
Chandigarh, October 3
Several markets in and around the city are virtually sitting on a firebomb with cracker-sellers blowing safety norms to pieces, blatantly. In the absence of timely action against these violators by the Chandigarh Police and other authorities concerned, the possible occurrence of a disaster may not be a distant reality.

J&K sex scandal: orders on bail pleas on Oct 9
Chandigarh, October 3
After hearing arguments daylong by the defence and prosecution in the infamous Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal, the District and Sessions Judge, Mr BS Mehndiratta, today fixed October 9 for pronouncing orders on the bail pleas of 13 accused in the case.


Accused in the J and K sex scandal case being whisked away into a waiting bus by the Chandigarh Police at the Chandigarh District Courts on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Accused in the J and K sex scandal case being whisked away into a waiting bus by the Chandigarh Police at the Chandigarh District Courts

J-K sex scandal hearing: media to be present or not?
Chandigarh, October 3
The proceedings of the J and K sex scandal today witnessed contradictions in the statement of the prosecution and the defense counsels regarding the presence of the media during the hearing of bail applications of the accused.

Bangladeshi cricketers arrive in Chandigarh
Bangladeshi cricketers arrive in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


COMMUNITY


Policemen check vehicles near the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Tuesday in connection with the Champions Trophy
Policemen check vehicles near the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Tuesday in connection with the Champions Trophy. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Zirakpur’s municipal limits set to expand
Zirakpur, October 3
The municipal limits of Zirakpur, township of apartments and shopping malls, are set to expand with the inclusion of two more villages—Nabha and Singhpura. In a recent notification issued under Section 5 of the Punjab Municipal Act 1911, the Punjab Government has expressed its intention to include the area in the municipal limits for the “development of the area in a planned manner”.

Admn enhances financial powers of Secys, HoDs
Rs 1.5 crore for Administrative Secys
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh Administration has enhanced financial powers of the Administrative Secretaries and Heads of Department to accord administrative approval/expenditure sanction on different works, schemes and projects.

Elders, youngsters walk hand in hand
Chandigarh, October 3
They shared some memories today, they lived some dreams. For a while, they even managed to hoodwink pain, which has followed them through years like a jilted lover. But this day was different. It came like a bundle of surprises for about 70 senior citizens, who walked the roads of Sector 17 to celebrate their day and their life today.

Pay bill & take kid, says hospital; probe ordered
Mohali, October 3
The Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today ordered a probe into the allegation that a private hospital was not discharging a child whose parents had died in a road accident in Phase IX without the clearance of the medical bills.

Wife blames hospital authorities for accident victim’s death
Chandigarh, October 3
After fighting for life in different bus queue shelters in the city for the past over five years an accident victim, Sudesh Kumar Sharma, died here today. He was declared ‘‘brought dead’’ to the emergency of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Youths allege police high-handedness
Chandigarh, October 3
Two city-based youths alleged that they, along with their acquaintance from Delhi, were beaten up in the Sector 36 police station by a Sub-Inspector of the local police and two Delhi Police cops. The Delhi Police has reportedly come to the city in connection with the abduction case of a minor girl, who was allegedly kept at the Sector 35 residence of the youths.

Three victims of alleged police high-handedness show their injury marks in Sector 17 on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Three victims of alleged police high-handedness show their injury marks in Sector 17

Army Chief lays wreath at War Memorial
Chandigarh, October 3
Chief of the Army Staff Gen J.J. Singh today laid a wreath at the newly constructed Chandigarh War Memorial during a brief visit to the Headquarters Western Command, Chandi Mandir, today.

Chief of the Army Staff Gen J.J. Singh writes in the visitors' book after laying a wreath at the War Memorial in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


Chief of the Army Staff Gen J.J. Singh writes in the visitors' book after laying a wreath at the War Memorial in Chandigarh

Punjab cop for UN mission
Chandigarh, October 3
Punjab police Sub-Inspector Atul Soni, a city resident, has been selected for the United Nations peace-keeping mission in Kosovo. He is among eight officers of the Punjab police who have been selected for the mission.

Sarpanch seeks probe into land deal
Dera Bassi, October 3
The Sarpanch of Bhankharpur village, Mr Joginder Singh, today demanded a high-level probe into the sale of 26 kanal shamlat land by certain persons to a Delhi-based real estate company allegedly in connivance with revenue officials.

 
CRIME

Banur resident held for theft, nine two-wheelers seized
Chandigarh, October 3
With the arrest of a Banur resident the local police claimed to have recovered nine stolen two-wheelers from his possession. Two accomplices of the accused are at large. SHO of the Sector 17 police station Inspector Jagbir Singh said the accused, Jitender Pal Gupta of Banur in Patiala district, was arrested from Sector 22 here on Monday following some information.

3 arrested for snatching wallet
Chandigarh, October 3
The local police arrested three persons on the allegation of snatching a wallet of a city resident. Mr Deepak Kumar of Sector 27-D reported to the police that three persons on a Bajaj Pulsar motor cycle (CH-03-N-9871) snatched his wallet containing Rs 2000 from near the sector 27 petrol station on Monday.

 
EDUCATION

VC catches late-comers off guard
Chandigarh, October 3
The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor has undertaken a tough task for himself, making the administrative employees of the university come to office on time and attend to their work.

Give peace a chance, say students from Pak
Chandigarh, October 3
“An eye for eye will make the whole world blind”. “Peace is life and war is death”. As students from Pakistan and India held animated discussions and workshops through the day at the Dev Samaj College of Education, the atmosphere remained charged with rhetoric.

Students from Pakistan interact with Dev Samaj College of Education students at their campus in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Students from Pakistan interact with Dev Samaj College of Education students at their campus in Sector 36, Chandigarh

Students hold peace rally
Zirakpur/Mohali, October 3
Students of St Joan's Public School held a peace rally today to spread the message of peace, harmony, love and universal brotherhood among the people. The students had also prepared placards and banners.

Children wearing masks take part in Dasehra celebrations at New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Panchkula
Children wearing masks take part in Dasehra celebrations at New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Panchkula, on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

A memorable treat for Savera students
Chandigarh, October 3
As many as 65 students of Savera, a school for the physically challenged, danced and dined in ecstatic jubilation at Memorable Moments revolving restaurant here today.

Nellie Lovell medal for Rishab Jain
Chandigarh, October 3
Rishab Jain, a B.Com first year student of DAV College has been awarded the Nellie Lovell Gold Medal for the session 2005-2006 by Sanawar School.

 
CULTURE

“Melody of spring” is theme of Centurion’s art show
Chandigarh, October 3
It is time for artists to sit up and think of new ways to represent spring -- the best of all seasons. After inspiring artworks on a variety of subjects, from the countryside and weddings to rituals and ceremonies, the Centurion Bank of Punjab theme for its 10th annual art exhibition this year is "Melody of Spring."

“Idea is my hero, not the character”
Chandigarh, October 3
Guha's highly acclaimed 'Third War' staged by his 'Alternative Living Theatre' is indeed a “living” testimony of socio-political theatre determined to make spectators ponder and reflect on issues greater than their own problems.

 
SPORTS

Rashid takes 3-stroke lead
Chandigarh, October 3
Delhi’s Rashid Khan grabbed the solitary lead in Category A, striking an opening round of three under 69, in the Sunfeast Chandigarh Junior and Sub-Junior Golf Championship, which teed off at the par-72 Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Rahul Bakshi in action during the first day of the Sunfeast Chandigarh Junior and Sub-Junior Golf Championship at the par-72 Chandigarh Golf Club on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


Rahul Bakshi in action during the first day of the Sunfeast Chandigarh Junior and Sub-Junior Golf Championship at the par-72 Chandigarh Golf Club

Subeer’s knock helps MCA win
Chandigarh, October 3
A 65-run partnership for the third wicket between Subeer Hayer (68 not out, 7x4s) and Mayank Sood (26, 5x4s) and accurate bowling by Mayank Sood (3 for 20, Mayank Munjal 3 for 3) helped the Mohali Cricket Association beat St Stephen’s School, Togan, by 78 runs.

Hockey titles
Chandigarh, October 3
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, claimed the boys’ U-19 and U-14 titles in the North Zone CBSE Hockey Tournament, organised by Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, on the Panjab University campus here today.

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