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Rape Bid
Prime accused arrested from Ambala

Chandigarh, September 30
The police arrested another suspect, Harpreet, alias Dali, from Ambala this evening for his alleged involvement in the abduction and sexual assault on a German tourist. ASP (central) Madhur Verma told The Tribune that Dali was arrested following the interrogation of Pankaj, who was arrested last night.
The Maruti car used in the crime parked at the Sector 17 police station in Chandigarh The  Scorpio used in the crime parked at the Sector 17 police station in Chandigarh
The Maruti car and Scorpio used in the crime parked at the Sector 17 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photographs

Police remand for Pankaj
Chandigarh, September 30
Pankaj, A local court today remanded Pankaj (24), allegedly involved in the kidnapping and sexual assault on a German tourist, in three-day police custody.
Pankaj, allegedly involved in the sexual assault on a German tourist, being produced at the district courts in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan






EARLIER STORIES

Renovation funds only for big houses?
Chandigarh, September 30
The city administration’s venture to “convert” government houses into “luxury” houses seems to be restricted only for privileged ones.
The broken steps of a 13-type house in Sector 28 of Chandigarh
The broken steps of a 13-type house in Sector 28 of Chandigarh
The dilapidated balcony of a 13-type house in Sector 28, Chandigarh
The dilapidated balcony of a 13-type house in Sector 28, Chandigarh.  Tribune photo: Parvesh ChauhanTribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A suicide note of commando Varinder who allegedly committed suicide in Mohali Commando hangs himself
Mohali, September 30
A 35 year-old commando of the Punjab police, Varinder, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house at the Commando Complex in Phase XI here late last night.





A suicide note of commando Varinder who allegedly committed suicide in Mohali on Monday night. A Tribune photograph 



COMMUNITY

Realtors pin hopes on UT auction
Chandigarh, September 30
Reeling under severe recession, realtors in the city’s periphery are pinning their hopes on the October 23 residential and commercial auction here in a bid to bolster their sagging fortunes.

Manimajra resident alleges police inaction 
Chandigarh, September 30
Accusing the Chandigarh police of failing to take action against “erring” doctors of INSCOL Hospital, Sector 34, Manimajra resident J.S. Arora has shot off a letter to UT SSP S.S. Srivastva to look into the matter.
A newly-married couple enjoys the morning glory at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
A newly-married couple enjoys the morning glory at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Ban on polythene from tomorrow 
Traders in a fix over paper bags 

Chandigarh, September 30
Even as the ban on polythene carry bags will be enforced from Thursday, the traders in the city have made it clear that the customers will have to make arrangements on their own to carry home the commodities purchased from markets.

Training session on ‘Red Ribbon Express’ starts 
Chandigarh, Sept 30
A four-day training workshop on “Red Ribbon Express (RRE)’ started at the at the CYP Asia Centre here today.

Sarai Ke Pattan Bridge
Rs 12-crore budget increase in two years

Nurpur Bedi, September 30
The Sarai Ke Pattan bridge, meant to provide respite to 70 odd villages of the area, is caught grim into the war for political mileage. Since its proposal on inception, the budget of bridge has increased by Rs 12 crore in last two years.

Residents oppose move on Habitat Centre
Mohali, September 30
The Habitat Centre in Phase X, Mohali, which has been lying unused for the past several years The Citizens Welfare Council has condemned the decision of GMADA to hand over the Habitat Centre in Phase X to the Institute of Nano Science and Technology for its camp office.





The Habitat Centre in Phase X, Mohali, which has been lying unused for the past several years. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Ex-servicemen threaten stir
Chandigarh, September 30
Agitated over anomalies in the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, the ex-servicemen of the northern states today threatened to take to streets and asked all the ex-servicemen to join hands to take on the government.

IT raid on apple wholesaler 
Chandigarh, September 30
Income Tax officials have initiated a survey on an apple wholesaler of Sector 26 grain market here today under the supervision of income tax commissioner A.K. Kaushal.

Murder case solved, three arrested
Mohali, September 30
It was the intention of stealing a mobile phone that led to the murder of Davinder Kumar Sahota (20), an employee of Vodafone, last Saturday.

Workshop on healthy workplace 
Chandigarh, September 30
The School of Public Health, PGIMER organised a stakeholder workshop on healthy workplace in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry under the Government of India-WHO collaborative programme at CII headquarters at Sector 31 here today.

March for voluntary blood donation
Chandigarh, September 30
Volunteers on the eve of Blood Donation Day, in Chandigarh On the eve of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day, Blood Bank Society, Chandigarh, organised the candlelight march in collaboration with the State Aids Control Society and Blood Transfusion Council here today.
Volunteers on the eve of Blood Donation Day, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

Veterans back service chiefs
Chandigarh, September 30
Supporting the actions of the three service chiefs in their endeavour to remove the anomalies brought about by the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, a section of ex-servicemen rejected the three-member panel of cabinet ministers set up to look into the matter.

Dr Kulbir Kaur Short stories by Kulbir Kaur out
Chandigarh, September 30
An anthology of short stories in Punjabi “Zindagi da Theatre” by Dr Kulbir Kaur was released at a function organised by Punjabi Lekhak Sabha at the Press club  here today. A prolific Punjabi poetess and author of four books, Dr Kulbir, has maintained her tradition of excellence in her new venture of sculpting short stories. All the eleven short stories depict the life in its varied manifestations with its manifold bounties and struggles illustrated through characters from various segments of society.              
             Dr Kulbir Kaur

Installation ceremony of Lions Club
Zirakpur, September 30
More than 700 delegates from 166 clubs of District 321-F attended the installation ceremony of the district cabinet of governor Lion Kishore Verma. International director of Lions Clubs International, Bishnu Bajoria, was the chief guest.

Hundreds throng Mansa Devi temple
Panchkula, September 30
Hundreds of devotees from far-flung places converged at Mata Mansa Devi Shrine here on the first day of the Navratras today.

Letters
Remarks unkind

EDUCATION

PU set to join big league
Applies for ‘Universities with Potential for Excellence’ 
Chandigarh, September 30
Panjab University (PU) may soon find its place in the league of top universities of the country, which can match global standards, for the university has applied for the Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE) scheme of the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the XIth five-year plan.

PU syndicate renames Ludhiana centre as UBS
Chandigarh, September 30
The issue regarding the name of the business school of Panjab University at regional centre, Ludhiana, reigned supreme at the Panjab University Syndicate meeting held here today.

SOPU president’s admission cleared
Chandigarh, September 30
Finally relief came to the self-styled “kingmaker” and SOPU president, Brinder Dhillon, after the Panjab University syndicate at its meeting today cleared his admission to the three-year department of Laws.

Refused donation, school ‘tears off’ NRI student’s answersheet
Mohali, September 30
An NRI student of Punjab Technical University (PTU) appearing for her semester examinations has alleged that her answersheet was torn up by employees of a private school here and replaced it with a blank answersheet when she refused to give donation to the school.

Students enact scenes from Ramayana
Chandigarh, September 30
Students of KBDAV Sector 7 perform Ramlila in Chandigarh The students of Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary Public School-7B, Chandigarh, performed a stage show today depicting the epics from Ramayana. The show was supported by high-tech light and sound effects.





Students of KBDAV Sector 7 perform Ramlila in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Tribune Impact
Army officer assures to look into ex-servicemen’s woes

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 30
Lieutenant Colonel B.S. Dhami from Ambala reached here today to look into the complaints of ex-servicemen who accused the CSD canteen staff of harassment. The problem of these ex-servicemen was highlighted by Chandigarh Tribune (Canteen officials ‘harassing’ ex-servicemen) on Tuesday.

A pujari pays obeisance at Sanatan Dharam temple on the occasion of Durga Puja
A pujari pays obeisance at Sanatan Dharam temple on the occasion of Durga Puja 
in Ambala on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Woman opposes marriage of underage son 
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 30
Jeeto, a resident of Sanghol here, is running from pillar to post to stop the marriage of her 16-year-old son.

IT payers demand extension of date
Bassi Pathana, September 30
The income tax payees faced great difficulty in depositing their taxes on the last day of filing their returns as the banks refused to accept the IT deposits due to their closing. The tax payees have demanded that the date for filing the returns be extended.

Motorcyclist killed in mishap
Lalru, September 30
A motorcyclist was run over by a vehicle near Handesar village on the Lalru-Ambala highway last night.

COURTS

Cash Scam
Ravinder’s statement to be recorded on Oct 3

Chandigarh, September 30
In a turn of events, Ravinder Singh, accused in the cash-at-judge’s doorstep case, today moved an application for getting his statement recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC in the CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain in the morning. However, the defence counsel withdrew the application later in the day.

Solan land deal under scanner
Himachal Pradesh officers examined
Chandigarh, September 30
The Solan land deal is under scanner of the three-Judge committee, set up by the Chief Justice of India for looking into the cash-at-judge's doorstep case.

Police remand for murder accused
Panchkula, September 30
The four accused involved in the murder of Khushaal Sharma have been sent to three days police remand after they were produced in local court today.

CRIME

Motorcyclist killed 
Chandigarh, September 30
An unidentified person was killed when the motorcycle (CH-24T-0624) he was riding collided with a truck (HP-32B-0727) near Colony No. 4, Industrial Area, here today. He was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where he was declared brought dead. No case has been registered till the filing of the report.

Road Rage
Army men booked for kidnapping 

Chandigarh, September 30
The Chandigarh police today booked an Army man on the charges of kidnapping, rash driving and damaging a car of a city resident on Sunday near the airport traffic lights point.

Man booked for cheating wife
Chandigarh, September 30
The Chandigarh police has booked a 56-year-old man for allegedly marrying another woman without divorcing his first wife. The police has also booked the woman, a resident of Sector 35, Chandigarh, in this connection.

SPORTS

Indian Oil win JP Atray tournament
Mohali, September 30
H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, presents a cheque to the captain of the IOC team at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday; and (right) players of the team Indian Oil drubbed PCC comprehensively by 7 wickets with 16 overs to spare to win the 15th J.P. Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament for Pearls Trophy held here today at PCA stadium.

H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune, presents a cheque to the captain of the IOC team at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday; and (right) players of the team. Tribune photographs: Vicky Gharu

Sporting to overcome their odds
Basketball coaching camp for special children
Former international basketball player Jaldeep Dhaliwal gives tips to special children during a national camp at Sports Complex in Chandigarh Chandigarh, September 30
Considering the special needs and importance of sports for children with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Bharat Chandigarh Chapter has organised a weeklong national basketball coaching camp, from September 26 to October 2 here at Sports Complex, Sector 7.

Former international basketball player Jaldeep Dhaliwal gives tips to special children during a national camp at Sports Complex in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pardeep Tewari

Straight-set win for Rawal
Chandigarh, September 30
Nishchay Rawal gave a straight-set defeat to Sachin Kumar 6-2, 6-2 in boys’ under-14 main draw’s second round during the AITA Championship Series Tennis tournament held at CLTA courts in Sector 10, here today.

Volleyball: SGGS eves reach final
Chandigarh, September 30
The eves of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, moved to the finals of the CBSE cluster XIII North Zone Volleyball tournament underway at their college here, today. They beat GAV Public School, Kangra, by 3-0.

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