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Officers get 15 days to vacate houses
New allotment rules come into force

Chandigarh, October 18
Government servants can no longer retain government accommodation beyond entitlement. Beneficiaries, including a Punjab cadre PCS officer, have been asked to immediately vacate the houses they have been occupying for long. Irked, Punjab is deliberating on taking the matter with the administration.

Forum tells bank to refund penal interest
Chandigarh, October 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has come to the rescue of unsuccessful applicants of HUDA plots in Sectors 2 and 6 of Mansa Devi Complex who were wrongly charged penal interest by the Union Bank of India.
Terming the charging of penal interest as deficiency in service, the forum directed the bank to pay 5.5 per cent interest on Rs 60,000 each to Raman Sharma and Rajan Kapoor.

Gurdeep gets life term for killing daughters
Chandigarh, October 18
Additional and sessions judge Raj Rahul Garg today awarded life imprisonment to Gurdeep Kaur for the murder of her two daughters. She was sentenced to six months’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) for attempt to suicide and fined her Rs 1,000.

Defence clears civil air terminal for Mohali
Chandigarh , October 18
he Union Ministry of Defence has given permission to have a civil airport terminal at Mohali while permitting the use of the landing strip of the airbase at Chandigarh.

Sanjay’s name cleared for finance secy?
Chandigarh, October 18
With just over one and half months left for the term of UT finance secretary S.K. Sandhu to end, the ministry of home affairs is learned to have cleared the name of 1988-batch Punjab cadre IAS officer Sanjay Kumar for the post.









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COMMUNITY

Bapu Dham Colony
56 boundary walls razed 

Chandigarh, October 18
The MC today launched an anti-encroachment drive in Bapu Dham Colony and removed encroachments in over 60 per cent houses. In all, encroachments in 730 houses were removed today.

Trees axed to make way for road
Chandigarh, October 18
Part of a tree that was axed by the UT engineering department to make way for the widening of the highway passing along the Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh, After months of delay, the work on widening of incomplete stretches of the highway passing along the Industrial Area, Phase II, will begin soon. For, the UT engineering department finally axed two full-grown trees to pave the way for the work on road widening today. A senior official said it had been an outstanding issue and had now been resolved.


Part of a tree that was axed by the UT engineering department to make way for the widening of the highway passing along the Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo —  Manoj Mahajan

Commuters for more buses during peak hours
Chandigarh, October 18
The local transport authority needs to review the frequency of buses under the grid system, especially during peak hours, feel commuters.

MC proposes to set up cattle traps
Panchkula, October 18
Cattle traps at the entry points of B-roads of all sectors are likely to get the nod of the councillors. It has been proposed to set up cattle traps in all sectors where residents are willing.

Parks to get facelift
Mohali, October 18
A sum of nearly Rs 4 crore is being spent by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to beautify and develop about 550 parks in the town. To be build on a BOT basis, tenders of these will be opened on October 30.

Jet city-Mumbai flight takes off
Chandigarh, October 18
The inaugural flight of Jet Airways to Mumbai from the city was inaugurated by Air Commodore S.R.K. Nair, Air Officer in Command, 12 Wing, and airport director Suneel Dutt today.

MC meeting advanced to Oct 20
Chandigarh, October 18 The meeting of the MC this month has been rescheduled following developments with regard to foreign jaunts of councillors. The meeting will be held on October 20, at least 10 days sooner than when it is usually held.

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CRIME

Theft under nose of cops
Chandigarh, October 18
In spite of a 24-hour security in front of the house of lawyer Arvind Thakur, some clothes and a battery of a Kinetic Honda scooter were stolen from his residence last night.

 
EDUCATION

321 nursing students awarded degrees
Chandigarh, October 18
Students who received degrees during a convocation of National Institute of Nursing Education, PGI, in Chandigarh There is high maternal and newborn mortality rate and newborn are dying from diseases such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and sepsis. This was stated by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, deputy regional director, WHO South-East Asia region, here today.

Students who received degrees during a convocation of National Institute of Nursing Education, PGI, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

PU Youth Festival
SGGS, Dev Samaj reverberate with festivities 

Chandigarh, October 18
The on going youth festival of zone A at SGGS College, Sector 26, entered its third day today.

PU Notes

From Schools & Colleges
Sacred Heart celebrates 40th anniversary

Chandigarh, October 18
Students of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, perform during the celebrations of the 40th year of foundation in Chandigarh Over 1,000 students of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, presented an outstanding “God Still Loves the World” light and sound show celebrating 40th year of their foundation. The evening commenced with the lighting of the lamp by chief guest Rt. Rev. Gerald John Mathias, bishop, Shimla-Chandigarh diocese and the guest of honour was Dr John V. George, ADGP, crime branch, Haryana.

Students of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, perform during the celebrations of the 40th year of foundation in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph 

COURTS

Consumer Court
LIC directed to pay Rs 1.3 lakh

Chandigarh, October 18
The Consumer Forum-II has ordered the divisional manager of the Life Insurance Corporation of India, northern zone, to pay Rs 1.3 lakh with an interest of 9 per cent per annum from the date of repudiation of claim to the beneficiary of a policyholder.

HC notice on retention of tainted cops
Chandigarh, October 18
Taking up a PIL petition filed by an advocate for a high-level inquiry into the procedure adopted by the UT IGP in retaining a considerable number of corrupt police officials in service, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today asked the administration to file its reply within four weeks.

Bouncing the Law
Raking in moolah through legal recourse

Chandigarh, October 18
The number of cheque bounce petitions being filed in the district courts has been on the rise. This has been attributed largely to the filing of false cases by plaintiffs. And a majority of such plaintiffs have been found to have filed complaints in dozens.

 
HEALTH

Kidwai releases book on hypertension
A.R. KidwaiChandigarh, October 18
Haryana Governor A.R. Kidwai today asked medical professionals to acquaint people with ways to prevent diseases and lead a healthy life.

A.R. Kidwai releases a book, “Hypertension Update”.

 
SPORTS

Twenty20
St Stephen’s lift title

Chandigarh, October 18
Supported by Harmanpreet’s all-round performance (54 runs and 4 for 10), St Stephen’s School-45, lifted the fourth Molly Carver Twenty20 Cup, defeating Sanjay Public School-44 (SPS), by 37 runs today. The match was held at the Stephen’s grounds, Togan, here.

Kerala, UP in last eight
Chandigarh, October 18
A cycle polo match between the Chandigarh and Kerala teams in progress during the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-junior Girls’ National Cycle Polo Championships at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, in Chandigarh Kerala and Uttar Pradesh qualified for the quarterfinals in the senior women's category of the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-junior Girls’ National Cycle Polo Championships today, which are underway at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here. Other teams that reached the quarterfinals were Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.


A cycle polo match between the Chandigarh and Kerala teams in progress during the ninth Senior Women and fifth Sub-junior Girls’ National Cycle Polo Championships at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan 

10 months gone, tennis courts await final rolling
Chandigarh, October 18
Despite tall claims by the Chandigarh administration to complete pending projects, things seem to be moving at a snail’s pace.

Hardeep is best skater
Chandigarh, October 18
Hardeep Dhull of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, stood first while Bhavdeep Singh of KBDAV-7 and Sahil Ashf of Bhavan Vidyalaya secured the second and third positions, respectively, in the u-14 speed rink race-I during the inter-school skating tournaments (boys) at the Sector 10 skating rink, here, today.

Reena shines in Haryana win
Chandigarh, October 18
Buoyed by raider Reena’s good performance, Haryana got the better of Karnataka by 16 points in the 19th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship (w), which commenced at the Sector 17 football stadium, here, today.

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