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3 of family killed in Barwala accident
Their car hit a truck being driven on the wrong side
Panchkula, October 5
Dyal Chand Mannan (60), his wife Madhu (55) and their son Saurabh (18), died in an accident near Alipur village near Barwala late last night when their car collided head on with a truck.
The Mannan family mourns the loss of their three members outside the mortuary at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula The Mannan family mourns the loss of their three members outside the mortuary at General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh





EARLIER STORIES

Youth killed in Mohali
Mohali , October 5
One person was killed and four were injured in an accident involving five vehicles at Kumbra Chowk here this evening. Dilshad Ahmed (28 ), a resident of Industrial Area, Chandigarh, was killed on the spot when his head was crushed under the rear tyre of a Swaraj tractor.

A truck at Kumbra Chowk that ran over and killed one person in Mohali on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

A truck at Kumbra Chowk that ran over and killed one person in Mohali

Day 2
From bad to worse
2 given info leaflets for tickets
Despite 30 branches of the Punjab and Sind Bank and 20 of the SBI in the city, the Haryana Cricket Association has chosen two branches each of the Union Bank of India (Sectors 35 and 7) and the Chandigarh State Cooperative Bank (Sectors 22 and 17), which have limited infrastructure, for the sale of tickets.

Unrelenting cricket fans outside a bank in Chandigarh on Friday night
Unrelenting cricket fans outside a bank in Chandigarh on Friday night. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Die-hard won’t leave sans ticket
Chandigarh, October 5
Cricket enthusiasts are bitter over the mismanagement at the ticket counters for the ODI between India and Australia on October 8. The worst sufferers are fans from far-flung places. Many are forced to spend their nights either in small hotels or outside banks with sales counters.

Councillors’ tour put off
Chandigarh, October 5
The study tour of MC councillors has been postponed. The decision was taken late this evening after the councillors failed to get the nod from the ministry of external affairs. The councillors were scheduled to leave for a 10-day study tour tomorrow.

COMMUNITY


A migrant labourer cradling her child by the roadside near Dera Bassi
A migrant labourer cradling her child by the roadside near Dera Bassi on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Adviser seeks details of vacant, unauctioned sites
Chandigarh, October 5
UT Adviser Pradip Mehra has taken up the issue of vacant and yet-to-be auctioned properties in the city. A sizeable number of unsold commercial and residential properties worth crore are lying with different wings of the Chandigarh administration.

Former MC chief’s outburst mars function
Panchkula, October 5
High drama unfolded at the function of the foundation laying ceremony of the Yopjan Bhawan in Sector 4, here today, where former Municipal Council president Manvir Gill and the president of Punjabi Mahasabha Hemant Kinger had a war of words on the ill-maintained roads in Panchkula.

Mohali Mess
Roads like lunar surface
Mohali, October 5
The residents of the township’s newly developed sectors have been facing inconvenience due to the non-availability of basic civil amenities. Residents of Sectors 68 and 69 have been demanding quality roads for years now but the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has been taking its own time to repair the internal roads.

PNB staff stage dharna
Chandigarh, October 5
Office-bearers of the Officers’ Association of Punjab National Bank staged a day-long dharna in front of the PNB’s regional office, Sector 17, today. The association is protesting against the uncongenial HRD policy, and sudden decisions of PNB CMD K.C. Chakrabarty and top management of the bank.
Office-bearers of the Officers Association of the PNB stage a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh
Office-bearers of the Officers Association of the PNB stage a dharna in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Workshop on organic farming
Chandigarh, October 5
A two-day workshop on organic agriculture, aimed at discussing opportunities and options for small farmers in organic farming, began here today. The workshop provided an insight into the dimensions and requirements of the export and domestic organic culture, latest knowledge on organic agricultural practices besides adoption of quality.

Garbage disposal ‘stinks’
Chandigarh, October 5
Residents of Sector 19-C have petitioned to the adviser against improper handling of the garbage disposal system in the sector by the municipal corporation. The mismanagement has resulted in piling of garbage near government houses.

 
CRIME

10 held for drug abuse
Chandigarh, October 5
The local police today arrested 10 drug addicts near Palsora village here. According to SHO of Sector 39 police station Rajesh Shukla: “The 10 men — Baldev Singh, Ajay Kumar, Bittu, Sarabjeet Singh, Sohan Singh, Anup Sharma, Sanjay, Swaran Singh, Ajit Singh and Major Singh — were arrested from the forest area near the village.

Rs 45,000, jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, October 5
Jahid, a resident of Mani Majra, has complained to the police that Rs 45,000 in cash, two silver sets and two nose pins were stolen from his residence last night. A case under Sections 380 and 457, IPC, has been registered at the Mani Majra police station.

 
EDUCATION

PCCTU Meet
Govt assures action on demands
Teachers defer agitation programme
Chandigarh, October 5
The Executive Committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union held a meeting at DAV College, Sector 10, here, yesterday presided over by Prof S.S. Hundal, president of the union.

World Teachers’ Day
Principals honoured
Chandigarh, October 5
Speaking at the Gyan Jyoti Samman Samaroh on World Teachers’ Day held today at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, to honour the principals of schools and colleges, chief guest Pawan Kumar Bansal, union minister of state for finance, said no praise was adequate enough to appreciate the role of teachers in the society today.

Mock UN General Assembly
Students discuss global problems
Chandigarh, October 5
During the ongoing Indo-Pak Peace Camp organised by Yuvsatta, Dev Samaj College of Education, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, 200 participants of the camp were divided into groups comprising of 25 nations of the world at a mock United Nations General Assembly set up in the college.
Students participate in a mock UN General Assembly at Dev Samaj College of Education in Chandigarh
Students participate in a mock UN General Assembly at Dev Samaj College of Education in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh is a great architectural experience: Expert

Chandigarh, October 5
The city is never far from the keen gaze of architectural aficionados what with its planning and design part of a unique heritage. Proving this, practicing architect and professor of a design course at Polytechnic at Milan (Italy), Aressio Schivo, came back here after 15 years to be a part of the Chandigarh Heritage Festival.


Aressio Schivo
Aressio Schivo


From Colleges
NSS camps end on colourful note
Chandigarh, October 5
Government College for Girls, Sector 42, held a valedictory function to mark the conclusion of a 10-day NSS camp today. Principal Shashi Malik was the chief guest on the occasion and Dr Ravinder Nath Sharma, NSS programme coordinator, Panjab University, was the guest of honour.

Students of GCG-42 present a Punjabi folk dance on the concluding day of NSS camp at their college in Chandigarh
Students of GCG-42 present a Punjabi folk dance on the concluding day of NSS camp at their college in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Kids visit British Library
Chandigarh, October 5
It was a new experience for UKG and Class I tiny tots of Small Wonders School, Mohali, who visited the British Library, Sector 9, here, yesterday. Library staff informed the students about the various facets of the library.

COURTS

Notice issued to union law ministry
Chandigarh, October 5
A Division Bench of the High Court, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover today issued notice for January 31 to the Union law ministry on a PIL filed by advocate H.C. Arora challenging the powers of information commissioners to seek information from high courts and the Supreme Court of India under the RTI Act

Documents sought as evidence in GCM ‘lost’
Chandigarh, October 5
Some of the documents sought by the defence to be produced as evidence in the general court martial trying Maj Dimple Singla have been “lost”. A submission in this regard was made in the court by the prosecution today.

Consumer Courts
1-yr jail for building company MD
Chandigarh, October 5
Managing director of Asiana High Seas, a construction company, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment by a local district consumer court. The MD has also been fined a sum of Rs 10,000 for harassing the complainant, Gajinder Singh.

Lawyer gets boot for frivolous plaint
Chandigarh, October 5
The district consumer forum-I has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on lawyer K.L. Arora for filing a false and frivolous case. He was further directed to pay Rs 2,100 as litigation costs.

Man gets 2-yr jail for abduction
Chandigarh, October 5
A local court yesterday convicted 25-year-old Rajiv in an abduction case. However, the court acquitted him of rape charges. The court handed down two-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 under Section 363 of the IPC to the convict.

Police told to give couple protection
Chandigarh, October 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the police to provide protection to a Jagadhri-based couple who had tied the knot against the wishes of their parents. High drama was witnessed at the court when the couple reached there to hear the outcome of their petition.

 
HEALTH

Telemedicine to change face of healthcare: Doc
Chandigarh, October 5
“Telemedicine will change the healthcare scenario in the country in coming years as a doctor will be able to work at multiple locations simultaneously, which will help reduce the burden of patient overflow to big hospitals as well as provide superspeciality treatment even in remote areas,” said Prof B.K. Rao, chairman, board of management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, here today.

Dengue: Field operations stepped up
Chandigarh, October 5
Twenty-three cases of dengue have so far been reported in various health institutes of the city, while 10 of the cases belonged to other states. The city reported two deaths due to dengue during this week.

 
SPORTS

Birthday boy Rahul clinches golf title
Chandigarh, October 5
Rahul Bakshi of Chandigarh could not have asked for a better gift on his 17th birthday today. After trailing Rashid Khan on the first three days, he played a one-under par 71 card to defeat the caddie golfer from Delhi by two strokes to clinch the Category A as also the overall title in the Indian Oil Xtrapremium Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club today.
Jubilant winners of the Indian Oil Xtrapremium Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship with their trophy at the Chandigarh Golf Club
Jubilant winners of the Indian Oil Xtrapremium Junior/Sub-junior Chandigarh Open Golf Championship with their trophy at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Aditya pockets TT title

Chandigarh, October 5
Aditya Pandey outclassed Tushar Dhiman by 11-6, 11-1, 9-11, 11-3 in the cadet boys’ singles final on the inaugural day of the second Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament. The tournament is being held at the Sector 23 table tennis hall. After losing the first game, Ishita Sharma rallied to win the next three games to defeat Parveen Verma 8-11, 11-3, 13-11, 11-8 in the cadet girls’ singles final.

Aditya Pandey of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, who won the under-12 table tennis title during the second Chandigarh ranking table tennis tournament at Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Aditya Pandey of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, who won the under-12 table tennis title during the second Chandigarh ranking table tennis tournament at Sector 23, Chandigarh

Handball
SD College register win
Chandigarh, October 5
SD College got the better of SGGS College 30-20 in a league match of the Panjab University Inter-college Handball Tournament today. The tournament is being played at the PU grounds.

Football meet from Oct 10
Chandigarh, October 5
The Chandigarh sub-junior u-17 girls’ football tournament for the Mother Veronica trophy will be organised from October 10 to 13 at the Sector 17 football stadium here. The tournament will be sponsored by Carmel Convent School.


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