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Architect among six killed in city, P’kula
Chandigarh, September 18
Death stalked the roads in Chandigarh and Panchkula during the past 24 hours. Three persons, including a 22-year-old architect, were killed in Chandigarh and two others were seriously injured. Meanwhile, two persons lost their lives and three others were seriously injured on the NH-73 passing through Panchkula.

Husband, in-laws tried to kill me: Shubhwant
Chandigarh, September 18
Three days after Shubhwant Kaur, a Ryan International School teacher, was admitted to the GMCH-32 with burns, the police recorded her statement in which she accused her husband and in-laws of setting her on fire on September 14.

Another ‘sport’ for city schools — table soccer!
Chandigarh, September 18
If the UT administration has its way, soccer will now be played in city schools, but on tables. The game is an indoor replica of football and is played on a table with figures mounted on rotating bars.

Ravinder wants to surrender, but on his terms
Demands an identification parade
Chandigarh, September 18
Just over two hours after his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, proclaimed offender in “cash at judge’s doorstep” case, Ravinder Singh, today expressed willingness to surrender before the CBI Special Court at Delhi, but on his own terms.

Sept 19 strike: No work, no pay
Chandigarh, September 18
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to apply the principle of “no work no pay” with break in service in respect of employees who will participate in the strike on September 19 on a call given by the UT Powermen Union.



Rodrigues, Bansal tussle set to reach 10, Janpath
Chandigarh, September 18
The tug-of-war between UT administrator SF Rodrigues and minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal is set to reach 10, Janpath. In an apparent bid to take political mileage out of the alleged "anti-people" policies of the Chandigarh Administration in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Death of Bull
MC staff hold protest, seek withdrawal of case
Mohali, September 18
Employees of the Mohali municipal council today held a dharna to protest registration of a case against their colleagues who were engaged in a drive to catch stray animals.

Employees of the municipal council stage a dharna outside the office in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Employees of the municipal council stage a dharna outside the office in Mohali

Sector 7 trader under IT scanner
Chandigarh, September 18
Close on the heel of raids conducted on two business premises of city-based businessman, including Hot Million, the Income Tax department today conducted a survey at some more business houses spreading panic among businessman in the tricity.

Power cut leaves GMCH-16 patients high and dry
Chandigarh, September 18
Scores of patients requiring X-ray, CT Scan facility, lab tests and ultrasound tests in GMSHl, Sector 16, were a harried lot on account of day-long power cut here today. There was no electricity for nearly four hours, from 9AM to 1PM.

Manhandling of JE
Union protests police inaction
Mohali, September 18
The Technical Services Union (TSU) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) held a protest here today against the failure of the police to arrest a Phase-XI resident for allegedly manhandled a junior engineer (JE).

Dengue cases on the rise
Mohali, September 18
Cases of dengue fever are increasing in Mohali, with the figure reaching 30, even as officials of the health department decided to carry out a door-to-door survey to tackle the problem of stagnant water.

Congress keen on bringing in new faces
Mohali, September 18
New faces would be given adequate representation by the Congress in the coming Parliamentary elections. On a visit to the city, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Ashok Tanwar said: “The party was serious about bringing in new faces so that the youths develop interest in politics and give their best to the country.”

Ban soon on illegal guest houses
Chandigarh, September 18
The municipal commissioner has constituted a committee under the supervision of the town planner to review the status of the guest houses falling in the villages under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation.

13 cops reinstated
Chandigarh, September 18
UT IGP S.K. Jain today reinstated 13 policemen, including inspector Jagir Singh, placed under suspension due to various departmental inquiries pending against them in separate cases.

Hafed goes online
Panchkula, September 18
The Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (Hafed), an orgainsation involved in procuring food grain with an annual turnover of Rs 3,000 crore, has gone online with computerisation of its core business activities.


438 school buses challaned in nine months
Chandigarh, September 18
Tragic incident of an over-speeding school bus crushing a cyclist to death today has once again highlighted the blatant violation of traffic rules by drivers of the school buses.
Most city buses ply without route numbers and other details A bus driver without uniform
Most city buses ply without route numbers and other details. A bus driver without uniform. Tribune photographs

Violation of Lyngdoh Committee recommendations
Student bodies fail to declare poll expenses
Chandigarh, September 18
Students’ elections at Panjab University are long over, but violations still continue unabated. This time, it pertains to the declaration of the election expenses by student bodies on campus.

On-campus bus service for PU soon
Chandigarh, September 18
Vice-chancellor of Panjab University, R. C. Sobti, today announced to purchase two buses for students, which will ply campus to ferry students from one department to other.

PU teacher honoured
Chandigarh, September 18
Dr Manohar Lal Sharma, professor in the department of Gandhian studies, has been conferred Gandhi-Vinobha Peace Award for 2008 by governor of Orissa Murlidhar Chanderkant Bhandare at an international seminar.

Pbi varsity to promote classical music
Patiala, September 18
"Punjabi University, Patiala, will be transformed into nerve-centre of Indian classical music, with special focus on Sikh divine music." This was stated by Punjabi Univrsity vice-chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh, while addressing a gathering on the opening day of the three-day Bhai Mardana Classical Sangeet Sammelan held on the university campus last night.

Fresh scuffle in MCM
Chandigarh, September 18
The trouble at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, seems to be far from over. The period of thaw ended today with the fresh incident of a scuffle between two students, where a girl was allegedly bashed up and her clothes torn off by a group of girls, who were offended by her smirks.


Modern jail at Bassi Pathana soon
Bassi Pathana, September 18
The government will soon acquire 30 acres of land on the Sirhind-Landran road to construct a modern jail to house 1,500 prisoners of Fatehgarh Sahib and Mohali districts, said minister for jails and tourism Hira Singh Gabria, while talking to mediapersons here yesterday.

SAD-BJP councillors to wave black flags at Amarinder
Patiala, September 18
Municipal councillors aligned to the SAD-BJP have decided to wave black flags at former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh when he returns from his London trip. Lashing out at the former chief minister, mayor Ajit Pal Singh Kohli said he should restrain from issuing statements that were likely to hurt the sentiments of city residents.

IMA delegation gives memo to CM
Ambala, September18
A delegation of the Indian Medical Association, led by Dr D.S. Jaspal, national vice-president, Dr Vinod Tayal, Haryana unit president, Dr V.N. Sood, secretary, met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Chandigarh today and presented a memorandum for prevention of violence against medical and paramedical staff and damage to property of nursing homes in private sectors.

Civil hospital doctors seek police security
Ambala, September 18
Doctors of Ambala city civil hospital, led by PMO Dr O.P. Arya, met SP Sibash Kabiraj today to brief him over the incident that took place in the emergency ward of the hospital on Wednesday.

Sunita, Gurpreet emerge archery champs
Patiala, September 18
Sunita Rani of Physical College, Patiala, and Gurpreet Singh of Malwa College, Bathinda, emerged champions in the girls’ and boys’ categories, respectively, during the Inter-College Archery Championship that concluded on the Punjabi University campus here today.


HC amends CHB plan for UT staff
Class A, B and C officials can avail those category of flats to which they are entitled
Chandigarh, September 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today amended the upcoming special UT housing scheme of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) in Sector 52 and 56 here. Now, Class A, B and C officials will be eligible only for Category A (three bedroom), Category B (two bedroom) and Category C (one bedroom) flats, respectively.


Scooter, bike stolen
Chandigarh, September 18
Jaswinder Singh, resident of Zirakpur, filed a complaint to the police that his LML Vespa scooter (CH-01U-1529) was stolen on September 16 from Sector 22. A case has been registered. The police has registered a case on the complaint of Tilak Raj, a resident of Sector 7, that someone has stolen his two gas cylinders from his residence on September 17.

317 cases of liquor seized
Panchkula, September 18
The local police seized 317 cases of Indian-made foreign liquor from a vehicle near Mouli village here today. The liquor was being smuggled to parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat form Chandigarh.


Kevin, Tushar enter semis
Chandigarh, September 18
Top seed Kevin Wong and second seed Tushar Khurana, along with Akhil and Aryan Singh, today booked their places in the boys U-10 semifinals of the 20th Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championship being organised by the Chandigarh Badminton Club under the patronage of the Chandigarh Badminton Association at the Sector 42 badminton hall here.

J.P. Atray Cricket
Rain disrupts play
Chandigarh, September 18
Rain once again played spoilsport and forced the organisers to abandon the match after lunch on the second day of the 15th All-India J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament. ONGC won the toss and elected to bat.
Munaf Patel of ONGC readies to hit a six against Assam during the J.P. Atray Tournament in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
Munaf Patel of ONGC readies to hit a six against Assam during the J.P. Atray Tournament in Sector 16, Chandigarh

Manav fires eagle to occupy 7th slot
Chandigarh, September 18
Manav Das of Ambala fired an eagle on the fifth hole to be at a three under par 69 in the third round to occupy the seventh slot at five over 221 on the penultimate day of the LG Golden Greens Amateur Golf Championship in Gurgaon today.


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