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IT raid on offices of 3 big realtors
Chandigarh, October 16
The premises of big realtors in the city’s periphery, including president of the Zirakpur nagar panchayat Narinder Sharma, were raided today by IT officials in Zirakpur and Panchkula.

Ramlila festivities washed out
Chandigarh, October 16
A moderate to heavy rainfall lashed the city and its surrounding areas today, throwing life out of gear. The rainfall, accompanied by thunder and lightning, lowered the temperature substantially.
It was piled-up chairs and a deserted podium at the venue of Ramlila in Chandigarh after the downpour KILLJOY: It was piled-up chairs and a deserted podium at the venue of Ramlila in Chandigarh after the downpour.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Connectivity
2 roads to Mohali to be 4-laned
Chandigarh, October 16
Vital roads between Chandigarh and Mohali will now have improved connectivity. Apart from completing road links between the two cities, the Chandigarh administration has decided to four-lane at least two of the major roads which witness heavy flow of traffic.
Income tax sleuths during an income tax raid on a house in Sector 9 of Panchkula Income tax sleuths during an income tax raid on a house in Sector 9 of Panchkula on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh







EARLIER STORIES


COMMUNITY


Hotels checked

Checks were conducted at Mehfil, Ghazal, Blue Ice and Sindhi Sweets for hygiene in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Security not an issue with banks
Chandigarh, October 16
Recent incidents of thefts in banks in the region notwithstanding, there is no uniformity in securing nationalised and private banks in the city. While nationalised banks continue to follow the security drill that was introduced when terrorism was at its peak, private banks prefer gadgets to armed men.


A private bank with free access to customers and no chains on the entry gate in Sector 9; and (right) A half-closed, chained gate of a nationalised bank in Sector 17, Chandigarh

A private bank with free access to customers and no chains on the entry gate in Sector 9; and (right) A half-closed, chained gate of a nationalised bank in Sector 17, Chandigarh.
— Tribune photographs


Fauji Beat
High casualties: Blame lies with senior officers
In no other army of the world, the casualties of junior officers, from Lieut to Maj, in counter-insurgency operations or war are so high as in the Indian Army. The reason is that they lead from the front.

A Dakota, that landed at Leh in May, 1948

A Dakota, that landed at Leh in May, 1948


A downpour accompanied by hail took Chandigarh residents by surprise
A downpour accompanied by hail took Chandigarh residents by surprise on Tuesday. This affected traffic on the Madhya Marg. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Piccadily Cinema penalised
Chandigarh, October 16
The UT excise and taxation department has imposed a penalty on the management of Piccadilly Cinema here for refusing entertainment tax exemption to a senior serving Army officer.

Dhaba auction fetches MC Rs 1.96 cr
Chandigarh, October 16
The municipal corporation has fetched Rs 1.96 crore from the auction of four dhaba sites at the idle truck parking in Sector 26. The dhabas have been auctioned on leasehold basis.

 
CRIME

Murder Case
Accused falsely implicated: Kin
Chandigarh, October 16
Accusing the Chandigarh police of implicating five persons in the murder case of Dadu Majra Colony resident Ranbir Singh early this week, family members of the accused today sought UT IGP’s intervention in the matter.

Woman convicted of killing daughters
Chandigarh, October 16
UT additional and sessions judge Raj Rahul Garg today convicted Gurdeep Kaur of the murder of her two daughters. The quantum of the sentence will be pronounced on October 18.

 
EDUCATION

PU fest begins with a bang
Chandigarh, October 16
The Panjab University diamond jubilee zonal youth and heritage festival kick started at SGGS College, Sector 26, here today. Mayor Harjinder Kaur, inaugurated the event. The day began with a shabad and a bhajan. Colourful programmes, including rangoli-making, on-the-spot painting and collage-making marked the inaugural day activities.

COURTS

Tributes paid to Justice Sarkaria
Chandigarh, October 16
Two-minute silence was observed at the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today as a mark of respect to former Supreme Court’s Judge Justice Ranjit Singh Sarkaria during a full court reference held to mourn his demise. Kirtan and ardas, for the departed soul is scheduled to take place at the Sector 8 gurdwara from 12.30 to 1.30 pm on Wednesday.

 

CULTURE

Art is ‘unprogressive’, says philosopher
Chandigarh, October 16
Just as there are no degrees of beauty, similarly there is no progress in art, believes art teacher and philosopher Ajit Singh. While this may sound like a pessimistic adage, it actually means quite the opposite, adds Singh, a venerable authority on the region’s art. He defines art as ‘changing’, but not progressing.

A fusion of man, music and nature
Chandigarh, October 16
Eulogising her admiration for nature, Panchkula-based artist Neeru Verma put up her first solo painting exhibition at Government Museum Art gallery, here today. Punjab Lady Governor Jean Rodrigues inaugurated the show, which is titled ‘Fusion’.

Visitors at ‘Fusion’, a painting exhibition, which is on at Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Visitors at ‘Fusion’, a painting exhibition, which is on at Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10, Chandigarh

 
SPORTS

Wushu
Ritu emerges champ
Chandigarh, October 16
Ritu of Government High School, Dadu Majra, grabbed the first place in the 24 kg weight category while Kusumjit of AKSIPS-41 got the second place during the Inter-school Wushu Tournament held at the multipurpose hall of Sector 42 Complex, here, today.
An encounter in progress during the inter-school wushu meet at Sports Complex-42 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

An encounter in progress during the inter-school wushu meet at Sports Complex-42 in Chandigarh

Shivalik win by 10 wkts
Chandigarh, October 16
A magnificent 100-run partnership between Rajat and Navdeep for the opening wicket helped Shivalik Public School-41 (SPS-41) to rout St Stephen's School, Togan, by 10 wickets in the fourth Molly Carver Twenty20 Cup Cricket Tournament today. The meet is being held at St Stephen's School, Togan, near here.

Shivam, Sohraab star in DAV-8 win
Chandigarh, October 16
Scintillating batting by Shivam Pathania supported by Sohraab (4 for 6) and Ankit Kaushik (4 for 20) enabled DAVSSS-8 to beat Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, on the final day of the PCA-Boost Cup Inter-school Cricket Tournament today at DAVSSS-8.


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