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Jhota Kut Colony pulled down
Mohali, September 20
In a major demolition drive, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today razed around 130 commercial and residential structures at Jhota Kut Colony in Sector 71 here. GMADA was engaged in a legal battle with the occupants of the land for the past several years.
Structures being demolished at Jhota Kut Colony in Sector 71 of Mohali Structures being demolished at Jhota Kut Colony in Sector 71 of Mohali on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Chastity Matters
Back in virgin cloak
Chandigarh, September 20
Women are becoming more liberated, but when it comes to virginity, they seem to turn conventional. With premarital affair and teenage sex becoming common, young girls who end up marrying men other than their lovers, often fear that their affair may be exposed on the wedding night.

Alien fright
Chandigarh, September 20
The city was agog with rumours of a UFO having been sighted here late this evening. Some people described it as a revolving flying object while some others said it was an alien spaceship.

Road rage leaves 1 dead
Chandigarh, September 20
Road rage cost a youth his life late this evening. The deceased has been identified as Nitin Bansal of Talwandi Sabo. He was doing BSc from an institute in Mohali.



Rain wreaks havoc on roads

Chandigarh, September 20
Heavy monsoon this season has wreaked havoc on city roads. The impact was clearly visible today, as barely any street in the city was left untouched by the fury of the rain.

One of the many roads damaged by rain in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

One of the many roads damaged by rain in Chandigarh
The incessant rain that lashed the city washed away the top layer of roads near the CTU workshop at ChandigarhThe incessant rain that lashed the city washed away the top layer of roads in Sector 45, Chandigarh
The incessant rain that lashed the city washed away the top layer of roads near the CTU workshop and Sector 45, among other sectors, of Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan and Vinay Malik

Rain poses threat to historic temple
Mohali, September 20
In Jyantri Majri village, a hillock supporting the Jyanti Majri temple, a historic temple in the periphery of Chandigarh, suffered erosion following incessant rains in the last two days. At least four shops at the footsteps of the temple were also damaged.

Laying of sewerage
Sec-35 residents confined to houses, courtesy MC
Chandigarh, September 20
A section of residents living in Sector 35 has been forced to stay home due to laying of a new sewerage along their houses.

Passages to some of the houses have been dug to lay sewerage in Sector 35, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Passages to some of the houses have been dug to lay sewerage in Sector 35, Chandigarh

Shubhwant back to her in-laws’ house
Allowed in amidst resistance
Chandigarh, September 20
High drama was witnessed this evening when Shubhwant Kaur, the Ryan International School teacher who had accused her husband and in-laws of setting her afire earlier this week, returned to her marital home in Sector 44.

Shubhwant Kaur (left) and her mother Ajit Kaur in the courtyard of her marital house at Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Shubhwant Kaur (left) and her mother Ajit Kaur in the courtyard of her marital house at Sector 44, Chandigarh

HCS body moves plea against government order
Chandigarh, September 20
Members of the Haryana Civil Services (Executive) Officers (HCS) Association have filed an application in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) accusing the state government of adopting arbitrary criteria for considering non-State Civil Services (SCS) officers for induction as IAS.

No ride to school for Juvenile Home inmates
Chandigarh, September 20
The recent accident of an inmate at the Juvenile Home, Sector 25, has brought to the fore the lackadaisical approach of the women and child development and welfare cooperation, who in spite of having a vehicle and a driver are letting inmates walk to the school.

A physically challenged boy being helped by young girls at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
A physically challenged boy being helped by young girls at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Conference begins with live surgical session
Chandigarh, September 20
The 21st annual conference of the All-India Rhinology Society started with a live surgical session wherein three surgeries were carried out at the PGI today.

Cardiac camp concludes today
Chandigarh, September 20
A two-day mega cardiac camp started at Ivy Hospital, Mohali, with the release of 72 heart-shaped balloons in the sky here today. The doctors of Ivy Hospital released red balloons, to mark the opening of the camp.

Rahul Gandhi to visit city tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 20
Member of Parliament from Amethi, UP, and All-India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the city on September 22 as part of his Punjab tour.

10-yr-old drowns in choe
Mohali, September 20
A 10-year-old boy was reportedly drowned to death while trying to rescue his pet dog from a choe in Pundsar village, Dera Bassi here this morning.


PU Senate Polls
Candidate objects to DAVs as polling stations
Chandigarh, September 20
Ahead of the Panjab University senate polls tomorrow, sitting senator R. N. Sharma, who is contesting for the fifth time, has given a written complaint to the vice-chancellor regarding setting up of polling booths in DAV institutions.

Election for 31 PU senate members today
Chandigarh, September 20
The last leg of Panjab University’s senate elections is scheduled to take place tomorrow. The polling will take place to elect 31 members of the senate, 15 members from graduates’ constituency and eight each from affiliated-college principals’ constituency and the teachers of affiliated colleges’ constituency.

MCM Scuffle: Committee fails to resolve matter
Chandigarh, September 20
No breakthrough was achieved today in the MCM DAV girls’ scuffle case, which took place on the college campus two days ago, even after the committee, formed on the directions of DPI(C), deliberated upon the issue throughout the whole day.

St Kabir’s teacher to visit UK
Chandigarh, September 20
Rekha Chandra, an education adviser at St. Kabir Public School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, will be visiting eight schools in Wolver Hampton and Cornwell in the UK under the UKIERI project which is an initiative of the UK and Indian education research by the British Council, New Delhi.

From Schools and Colleges
Bhavya wins declamation contest
Chandigarh, September 20
As a part of Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas celebrations, primary wing of Shishu Nikean Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, organised a declamation contest for KG to Class II on the school premise today.


Roads bear the brunt of incessant rain

Zirakpur, September 20
Incessant rain for the past two days has exposed poor civic amenities in the town. Roads have caved in at a number of places, making the life of residents miserable.

A damaged section of the Zirakpur-Kalka Highway following incessant rain. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

A damaged section of the Zirakpur-Kalka Highway following incessant rain

Flood-like situation in Banur, Rajpura
Rajpura/Banur, September 20
A flood like situation arose in some villages of Banur and Rajpura when Banur-Kharar road got inundated. Two trucks were stuck in the mud caused due to water and one of them overturned.

Kalka-Shimla rail section
Landslides disrupt traffic
Kalka, September 20
Due to the several landslides on Kalka -Shimla rail section, which occurred due to the heavy rain since last two days in the region, the rail traffic on this section remained suspended today.

Crops, property damaged
Ropar, September 20
Incessant rains damaged paddy and maize crop in the Ropar district. Harvested paddy was lying in fields, waiting to be lifted, when rain caught farmers by surprise. Similarly, maize ears had dropped in fields due to strong winds early in the week.

Life in Ambala thrown out of gear
Ambala, September 20
The continuous downpour for the last two days has disrupted the normal life in Ambala City and Ambala cantonment. A number of low lying areas in the city were submerged in two to three feet water that exposed the poor maintenance of the drainage system in the city.

Dividers sans indicators pose threat to life
Zirakpur, September 20
Road dividers without any light reflector fixed on the busy Zirakpur-Kalka highway have become virtual death traps for drivers using the road.

Patiala residents rap mayor
Patiala, September 20
Even as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was doling out favours to the city in big way, yet the residents of this town were piqued over the ever increasing incidences of water logging in the walled city.

Tributes paid to Bhai Kanhaiya Singh
Patiala, September 20
A seminar titled, “Sikhi Vich Sewa Da Sankalp” was organised on the occasion of Bhai Kanhaiya Singh’s death anniversary at Khalsa College, Patiala, here today.

De-addiction centre owner held
Kharar, September 20
The police claimed to have arrested Ramanjot Singh, alias Goldy, the owner of Sankalp Nasha Mukti Kendra, Balongi village, in connection with the death of a drug addict, Surinder Singh, on August 23.

Iron merchant killed in accident
Rajpura, September 20
An iron merchant, residing near the ITI Chowk of the city, was killed in an accident last evening near the flyover.

All Over Drainage
Sarpanch dies in fight with neighbour
Morinda, September 20
Master Labh Singh (64), sarpanch of Kainour, died in a fight with his neighbour today. His family members have alleged that he was murdered.


Consumer Courts
Modern Electronics fined Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, September 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Modern Electronics in Sector 7 and Whirlpool Service Centre to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for harassing a resident of Panchkula.


Man held for running institute under fake affiliation
Chandigarh, September 20
Local police today arrested Mahesh Chander Langhu as he was running an institute named International Business School under fake affiliation of Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning and Management (EIILM), Sikkim at SCO 310, Sector 38 here.

Gangrape: Boy detained, but no arrest yet
Panchkula, September 20
Even as one of the boys, accused of allegedly raping a minor, has been detained by the police, no arrests have been made so far. The police has also impounded the car used in the crime.

Rs 22,000, jewellery stolen
Chandigarh, September 20
Kiran, a resident of Sector 10, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Rs 22,000 in cash, gold locket, two gold earrings, one camera, DVD, a wrist watch, and a mobile phone were stolen from her residence on the intervening night of September 18 and 19.

Youth committed suicide: Police
Mohali, September 20
Investigations in the alleged suicide case of Lovejot, a 25-year-old student of fashion technology in Phase VI here, have revealed that the victim had shot himself while sitting in his car. The windowpanes of the car were rolled up.


JP Atray Meet
Ganguly all set to take on Rajasthan
Mohali, September 20
“Work hard and be positive”, was the brief ‘mantra’, which the ‘Bengal Tiger’, Saurav Ganguly, gave to the upcoming cricketers at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here today.

WWE, more entertainment than game: Sushil
Zirakpur, September 20
“World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is more of an entertainment than a game and I don’t want to go for it even if I get an offer,” says the olympian Sushil Kumar, who was in the city, to visit Gulzar Kushti Akhara.

FIH approves four-Nation hockey meet
Chandigarh, September 20
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has accorded approval to the Punjab Gold Cup Men Four-Nation Invitational Double Leg Hockey Tournament to be hosted by the Punjab Sports Department from February 5 to 14 next year.

Badminton Championship
Wong, Tushar set up title clash
Chandigarh, September 20
Top seed Kevin Wong and second seed Tushar Khanna, have moved into the boys under-10 singles final of the 20th Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championship, being conducted by the Chandigarh Badminton Club, under the patronage of Chandigarh Badminton Association here today at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 23.

City to host Albatross junior golf on Oct 3
Chandigarh, September 20
Junior golfers from 6 to 17 years will slog it out for the taylor made prizes at stake in the 8th Albatross Junior Golf Tournament to be played on the par 72 greens, of the Chandigarh Golf Club, here on October 3.

Selection trials for Indian ball badminton teams
Chandigarh, September 20
Trials for the selection of Indian ball badminton teams (men and women) will be held at BMD Public School, Sector 63, from September 21 to 22 at 3 p.m.

SAI table tennis selections
Panchkula, September 20
The Sports Authority of India has decided to hold a selection schedule for the discipline of Table Tennis at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, here on September 22 and 23.


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