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Top tax payees not bigwigs this time
Chandigarh, September 24
What would you expect the city’s highest taxpayer to look like? Obviously someone rich, who drives around in a swanky car -- if it’s a man, perhaps, dressed in Armani or a woman in an expensive silk saree with chunky jewellery and flashy business cards with CEO, MD, or president written in bold letters.

Finmin’s no to proposal
BJP seeks Bansal’s exit
Chandigarh, September 24
The reported rejection of a proposal of the ministry of home affairs to increase the police strength in Chandigarh by the union finance ministry has snowballed into a major controversy with the BJP today demanding the resignation of union minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal for his "failure" to protect the interests of the city.

Mayor reaps what ex-mayor sowed
Chandigarh, September 24
Mayor of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Pradeep Chhabra seems to be reaping what perhaps his predecessor Harjinder Kaur sowed. Chhabra, who assumed the office as first person of the city in January, 2008, has yet to open his account as far as getting any major project for the city from the administration is concerned.

Completion of vital road links sought
Chandigarh, September 24
With the city being showcased as the future destination for investors and developers, providing world-class road network has caught the attention of the Punjab government.

MC to engage consultants for water supply
Chandigarh, September 24
Keeping in view the development of the city, the MC is going to engage consultants for augmentation of water supply and sewerage system in Chandigarh. The consultant will prepare the feasibility reports and, thereafter, project report for the submission to the ministry of the urban development under the JNNURM.



UT to launch city card on Sept 27
Chandigarh, September 24
The Administration is all set to celebrate World Tourism Day in the city on September 27. The administration has planned to launch city card, introduction of tourism police squad, organising of musical night, senior citizens' picnic, rides and tourism run.

‘Many women sleep without food everyday’
Chandigarh, September 24
“As many as 350 million people in India, sleep everyday without food; a majority of them are women,” said Prof Pam Rajput during a special lecture organised by the Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Panjab University, on the eve of the mid-term assessment of the Millennium Development Goals by the United Nations.

A man looks at a poster being put on the locked gates of a bank in Sector 7, Chandigarh, informing customers of the 2-day bank strike
Honey, No money today:
A man looks at a poster being put on the locked gates of a bank in Sector 7, Chandigarh, informing customers of the 2-day bank strike on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

20 dengue cases reported
Chandigarh, September 24
Triggering an alarm, the health authorities today confirmed 20 cases of dengue in the city. And around 9 suspected cases are under treatment at various hospitals here.

Bees attack councillor at rose garden
Chandigarh, September 24
The Municipal Corporation at last woke up to initiate a special operation to clear beehives in the rose garden when a councillor was stung by honey bees during his routine morning walk today.

Decorated poet being harassed by cops
Mohali, September 24
Shiv Nath, a poet laureate from Punjab, is in search of justice. He is allegedly being harassed by his next-door neighbour and the Mohali police for the past over two and a half years.

MC staff gherao police station
Mohali, September 24
In protest against the registration of a case against an MC employee following the death of a stray bull last Wednesday, MC employees today gheraoed the Phase 8 police station and raised slogans against the police.
Municipal council employees gherao Phase 8 police station to protest against registration of a case against their employees in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Municipal council employees gherao Phase 8 police station to protest against registration of a case against their employees in Mohali

Finally, shopkeepers allotted booths
Mohali, September 24
After months of waiting, shopkeepers of Phase 3B1, Janta rehri market, were allotted booths in a draw held by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority here today.

Cops play down firing incident
Chandigarh, September 24
The police seems to be in a denial mode about the last night’s fracas that it had with certain Punjab police personnel in the industrial area. Though officials are now denying that any such incident occurred, eyewitnesses claim that even one shot was allegedly fired in the air by one of those involved in the incident.

Students perform during the founder’s day of St Xavier’s School in Chandigarh
Students perform during the founder’s day of St Xavier’s School in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Special police squad to help tourists
Chandigarh, September 24
Concerning the security of the tourists and residents, the Chandigarh administration will start Chandigarh tourism police at the Sukhna Lake on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27.

Subway in industrial area mooted
Chandigarh, September 24
A subway connecting Phases I and II of Industrial Area has been mooted to decongest the busy Ambala-Chandigarh highway.

O.P. Nayyar’s widow dead
Chandigarh, September 24
Saroj Mohini Nayyar(75), widow of legendary Bollywood music director O.P. Nayyar, who traced her roots to Chandigarh, died in Mumbai today.


PU Senate Polls
Five elected from graduates’ constituency
Chandigarh, September 24
Panjab University’s Gymnasium Hall was abuzz with activity today as the counting for the 15 seats of graduates’ constituency began today. Five candidates from the graduates’ constituency were declared elected to the Panjab University Senate after the first round of counting concluded at the Gymnasium Hall, Panjab University here today.

PU Student Council to take oath today
Chandigarh, September 24
Finally, after a long delay, the newly elected Panjab University Campus Students’ Council gave in and will sworn in tomorrow.

Educomp launches learning programme
Mohali, September 24
One On One (O3) computing-enabled learning system was launched at the Millennium School here on Monday.

Mentors go unnoticed during youth fest
Chandigarh, September 24
Punjabi folk instrumental music came alive today at the youth festival being organised at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36. Clad in traditional colourful dresses, the girls gave mesmerising performance depicting the exuberant culture of Punjab.

Students perform in the youth festival at MCM DAV College for Women in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Students perform in the youth festival at MCM DAV College for Women in Chandigarh

Designations of GMCH-32 faculty changed
Chandigarh, September 24
Chandigarh administration has approved change in the nomenclature of the designations of the GMCH-32 faculty from old designations of senior lecturer, reader and professor to assistant professor, associate professor and professor in their respective scales.

From Colleges
GCG-11 conducts maths quiz
Chandigarh, September 24
Mathematics association of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, organised ‘Mathe-mania’ today. The students of the college showcased their innovative skills in the form of presentations on diverse topics of wide-ranging interest.

Ruskin Bond’s story enacted at YPS
Chandigarh, September 24
Junior-wing students of Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Mohali, staged their annual drama production ‘The Blue Umbrella’ at the MRA auditorium here today.


Robbery on train; 12 injured
Ambala, September 24
Twelve persons were injured in a robbery aboard the Jan Sadharan Express (Amritsar-Saharsa) near Sirhind this evening. According to the injured who have been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt, around five men armed with hockey sticks and lathis boarded the train somewhere between Ludhiana and Sirhind and before they knew it, they started attacking passengers.

Rail traffic not restored even after 5 days
Kalka, September 24
The claims made by the authorities of the railway engineering department of IOW and PWI fell flat as the traffic on the Kalka-Shimla rail section could not be resumed even on Tuesday five days after the landslides.

Bank employees strike work
Patiala, September 24
Employees of nationalised banks struck work today to protest against the proposed privatisation of banks by the union government and to stop merger of public sector banks.

Thapar dons to address global seminar
Patiala, September 24
Two senior professors of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) have been invited to take part in the ‘International Congress of Environmental Research-2008’, slated to be held in Goa, from December 18 to 20.

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry death
Rajpura, September 24
The Rajpura police yesterday booked husband and in-laws of a girl who died under mysterious circumstances last night.

EPF cover for Ryat staff
Kharar, September 24
The Rayat and Bahra group has introduced provident fund scheme for its 2,500 employees. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, vice-chairman, Rayat-Bahra group, said the group had started scheme for its employees across 29 colleges and institutes in Ropar, Mohali and Hoshiarpur.


Cash Scam
Hearing adjourned
Chandigarh, September 24
CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain today adjourned the hearing on the bail application of the accused in the cash scam former judicial officer, Sanjiv Bansal, Prakash Ram and Rajiv Gupta to September 29.


Kingpin of car thief gang held
Panchkula, September 24
With the arrest of Bhim Patan, kingpin of a gang of car thieves in the region, and two others, the police claimed to have solved more than 50 car theft cases in the tricity here today. Patan has already confessed to have lifted around 50 vehicles from the tricity majority of them Boleros.

Three make off with Rs 40 lakh in Kajheri
Chandigarh, September 24
A Kajheri-based trader alleged that three men decamped with his bag containing about Rs 40 lakh from his shop. The police said the complainant had yet to give details about the exact amount.

Judicial officer’s son accused of damaging cars
Mohali, September 24
The son of a senior government officer allegedly damaged two cars near MIG houses in Sector 70 last night. The youth, who has been identified as Karan Singh, damaged a Swift and a Ford Fiesta parked near his house.

A resident of Sector 70 shows a badly damaged car. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

A resident of Sector 70 shows a badly damaged car

No headway in gangrape case yet
Panchkula, September 24
Even after questioning 12 youths and arresting a Sector 10 resident, the Panchkula police has failed to make much headway in the gang rape case of a minor.

Youth dies in mishap
Zirakpur, September 24
Harjeet Singh (22) died in an accident last night after the bike he was riding hit a truck parked along the Patiala-Zirakpur highway.

Decomposed body of man found
Chandigarh, September 24
A highly decomposed body of an unidentified middle-aged man was found floating in a lake near Dhanas village, here, this afternoon.


Neha gives BPCL a flying start
Chandigarh, September 24
Spearheaded by Olympian Neha Aggarwal, Bharat Petroleum Corporation of India started their campaign with a bang by routing Life Insurance Corporation of India by 3-1 in a group A match of the All-India PSU Table Tennis Tournament being organised by the Airport Authority of India at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today.

Rupinder’s hat-trick steers city to victory
Chandigarh, September 24
Riding high on a hat-trick by forward Rupinder Pal Singh, Chandigarh XI beat the Rail Coach Factory team by 6-4 in the 38th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmeet Hockey Memorial Tournament at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

‘Goal difficult but not impossible’
Chandigarh, September 24
With vibrant Olympics memories in hearts, Indian table tennis stars Achanta Sharath Kamal and Neha Aggarwal are eyeing their respective goals with a new enthusiasm.

Paddlers Achanta Sharath at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Paddlers Achanta Sharath at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh

Gymnastics championships from tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 24
The Chandigarh Gymnastics Association will conduct the 35th State Gymnastics Championships for boys and girls at Sector 7 Gymnasium Hall from September 26 to 28. Competitions will be conducted for seniors, juniors and sub-juniors atistic, aerobics, acrobatics and trampoline events.

PU drub Ludhiana team
Chandigarh, September 24
Making it a one-sided match, the Panjab University campus drubbed LR DAV College, Jagraon (Ludhiana), by 135 runs on the second day of the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket tournament for 2008-09 being played on the PU campus.


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