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VC delegates exam-conduct powers to dept chairmen
Chandigarh, November 3
In a move to streamline the examination system, the Vice-Chancellor has delegated powers from the examination branch to the department chairmen.

MC POLL-06
Ward reservation brings joy to some, sorrow to others
Chandigarh, November 3
The much-awaited reservation of wards of the Municipal Corporation was took place by draw of lots today.

8 injured in factory fire
Dera Bassi, November 3
As many as eight persons were injured, three of them seriously, in a major fire at a chemical factory on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road this morning.






EARLIER STORIES

Child’s death: police says case based on docs’ report
Chandigarh, November 3
Reacting to the allegations levelled by Lovepreet’s family that the police had registered a wrong case of murder against the victim’s uncle, the Chandigarh Police today issued a statement clarifying that the action was taken on the basis of medical reports prepared by the PGI doctors.

Interim relief for UT staff
Chandigarh, November 3
Chandigarh Administration has decided to grant interim relief at the rate of 5 per cent of pay/pension (including dearness pay/dearness pension) with effect from November 1 to employees of the Union Territory on the Punjab pattern, a press release said here today.

Police evicts protesters from Matka Chowk
Rallyists shift to new site near cremation ground
Chandigarh, November 3
It was an ‘exodus’ for the protestors at the Matka Chowk here today. The venue, which was witness to hundreds of agitations by the people of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, was today got vacated by the local police.

Protesters shift from Matka Chowk to Sector 25 along with their belongings following directions by the Chandigarh Police; and (right) agitationists occupy the new ground before pitching in their tents at a site near the Sector 25 cremation ground on Friday.

Protesters shift from Matka Chowk to Sector 25 along with their belongings following directions by the Chandigarh Police; and (right) agitationists occupy the new ground before pitching in their tents at a site near the Sector 25 cremation ground on Friday. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

COMMUNITY

5 more suspected dengue cases reported
Chandigarh, November 3
Five new cases of suspected dengue were reported to the PGI in the past 24 hours. Four of them are from the tricity while four dengue patients, undergoing treatment at the PGI, are in critical condition.

Mr A.S. Chowdhry, President of the Federation of Publishers and Booksellers of India, and mr S.C. Sethi, organiser of the Chandigarh Book fair. Books on self-improvement sell the most in India: Chowdhry
Chandigarh, November 3
Books on self-improvement sell the most in India which has emerged as the third largest country in the world in the publishing of books in English.


Mr A.S. Chowdhry, President of the Federation of Publishers and Booksellers of India, and mr S.C. Sethi, organiser of the Chandigarh Book fair.
— A Tribune photograph

Forest Dept creating confusion on NAC: BJP
Mohali, November 3
BJP leaders have criticised the Punjab Forest Department for allegedly creating confusion among residents by objecting to the notification of Nayagaon and adjoining areas as the Notified Area Committee.

The wrapper of Britannia bread which indicates a misleading manufacturing date. Buying bread, beware!
Chandigarh, November 3
The next time you buy a loaf of bread or a milk packet, better watch out for the manufacturing date. You are likely to find food products manufactured tomorrow available in the markets today.

The wrapper of Britannia bread which indicates a misleading manufacturing date. — A Tribune photograph

Talk on electoral politics held
Chandigarh, November 3
The Department of Sociology, Panjab University, organised a talk on electoral politics and economic reforms in globalising India.

HUDA to computerise records
Panchkula, November 3
For the convenience of the allottees, the Haryana Urban Development Authority(HUDA) has decided to computerise its records.

Devotees hold a nagar kirtan in Mohali on Friday. Nagar kirtan held
Mohali, November 3
A nagar kirtan was organised here today in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.




Devotees hold a nagar kirtan in Mohali on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

 
CRIME

Drug addict caught with stolen goods
Chandigarh, November 3
Alert residents of Sector 21 here caught a youth red-handed while he was decamping with household articles stolen from a sealed house (1293) this afternoon.

DGP’s pilot Gypsy collides with car, 5 hurt
Chandigarh, November 3
Five persons, including four of Punjab Police security persons of a pilot gypsy escorting the Punjab DGP, Mr S.S. Virk, were injured, one of them seriously, their vehicle when collided head-on with another car coming from the opposite direction on a bridge over the Sutlej at about 8.30 pm here today.

5 nabbed for counterfeiting currency
Mohali, November 3
The police has arrested five persons on the charge of counterfeiting currency notes. They had allegedly made purchases worth about Rs 30,000 by using such currency .

2 FIRs for violating Periphery Act
Chandigarh, November 3
The UT Administration today lodged two First Information Report (FIR) against unknown persons for violating the provision of the Periphery Act and encroaching upon public land.

Woman, accomplice held in duping case
Chandigarh, November 3
The police today arrested a Sector 40 resident and a Zirakpur woman for allegedly duping villagers from Punjab on the pretext of getting them loan against properties. The police said the accused had duped over 15 villagers of Rs 1.50 lakh.

 
EDUCATION

Inspector Jagbir Singh, SHO of the Sector 17 police station,  shows weapons to the NCC cadets in Chandigarh on Friday. NCC cadets play cop
Chandigarh, November 3
The youngsters from the National Cadet Corps (NCC), Group Headquarters, Chandigarh, today “took over” charge of the Sector 17 police station as a part of the ‘Global Police-Public Interaction Week’ being organised by the Chandigarh Police.

Inspector Jagbir Singh, SHO of the Sector 17 police station, shows weapons to the NCC cadets in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 

Day of traditional songs at PU fest
Chandigarh, November 3
Traditional singing dominated the third day of the PU Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival, Zone “A” at Govt. College of Education, Sector 20-D, here today.

Overall science expo prizes go to GMSSS-16
Chandigarh, November 3
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16 bagged overall prizes in the Model Senior Secondary Category while in the Model High School Category, Government Model High School, Sector 29, and Sector 38 -D were declared the joint winners in the State Science and Population Education Exhibition, which concluded on the GMSSS, Sector 37 ground, here, today.

From Schools
Sant Isher Singh school wins overall trophy
Mohali, November 3
Sant Isher Singh Public School, Phase VII, won the overall trophy in the first science fair of SAS Nagar district organised by the District Education Officer in association with the SCERT, Punjab.

(From left) Mr RK Saboo, Ms Simran Randhawa, Ms Jasmine Jakhar, Ms Raksha Sharma, Mr Bahadur Singh and Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal at the Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards in School Teaching ceremony held at the CII, Sector 31, Chandigarh on Friday. Four city teachers given Saboo awards
Chandigarh, November 3
In recognition of the pivotal role played by teachers in fostering the moral fibre among young children, four teachers from the city were today awarded the prestigious Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards in School Teaching.

(From left) Mr RK Saboo, Ms Simran Randhawa, Ms Jasmine Jakhar, Ms Raksha Sharma, Mr Bahadur Singh and Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal at the Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards in School Teaching ceremony held at the CII, Sector 31, Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

COURTS

Decode charge sheet, plead sex scam accused
Chandigarh, November 3
While hearing the Jammu and Kashmir sex racket case, a local court today directed the CBI to file its reply by tomorrow on defence pleas to allow two of the accused to visit a temple in Hoshiarpur and that of seven others for being lodged in Srinagar Central Jail during the trial period.

Bail for Dimpy, 2 daughters
Chandigarh, November 3
The Additional District and Session Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, today granted bail to Dimpy Gurjal, a fashion designer and her two daughters, Neharlika and Variti. The three along with their neighbour had been booked for assault, rioting and criminal intimidation for allegedly thrashing a Sector 8 resident.

 
CULTURE

City residents dance to the music churned out by DJ Ayesha at Chandigarh Club on Friday. She can make anybody dance to her tunes
Chandigarh, November 3
She was among the first ones in the country to cut music after leaving the secure environs of her house. At that time Goa-based disc jockey Ayesha had to face the music for churning out tunes in a man’s world. All that was years ago.

City residents dance to the music churned out by DJ Ayesha at Chandigarh Club on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Satish Vyas Classical music audience dwindling: Vyas
Chandigarh, November 3
Satish Vyas was born into music. But he took some time to take to it. Son of Pt C.R. Vyas, one of the finest vocalists that India has produced, after taking a few lessons in vocal music, he took to santoor - an instrument that kindled his passion for classical music.


HEALTH

PGI poll: Bhardwaj group makes clean sweep
Chandigarh, November 3
The Sat Pal Bhardwaj group of the PGI Employees Union made a clean sweep in the bi-annual elections held, here today.

‘Tobacco major cause of cancer in country’
Chandigarh, November 3
The cancer is a disease of life style and advancing age, therefore, incidence and number of different cancers is increasing alarmingly.


 
SPORTS

Rajeshwari Chadha of the Carmel Convent in action during the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship held at the TT Hall, Sector 23, on Friday.Kalyani, Mayank romp home in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, November 3
Kalyani of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, and Mayank Kapoor of DAV Public School, Sector 8, won cadet girls and boys (under 12 years) titles, respectively, in the ongoing 19th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship held at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

Rajeshwari Chadha of the Carmel Convent in action during the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship held at the TT Hall, Sector 23, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

SD-32, DAV school to play basketball tourney finals
Chandigarh, November 3
The SD-32 team and the DAV Senior Secondary School (DAV SSS), Sector 8 team, ensured their birth in the finals of the Inter-School U-19 Basketball Championship (boys), underway at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector - 33, here.

ADMINISTRATION

Plan expenditure reviewed at meeting
Chandigarh, November 3
A senior officers conference was held today under the Chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator Lalit Sharma to review the progress of expenditure, recoveries, revenue receipts and audit paras up to the period ending September 30.


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