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Accused in police net for rape bid on German tourist
Good riddance, say villagers
Samalkha (Ambala), October 3
The arrest of Manveer, alias Jolly, and Sukhwinder, alias Sukhi, in the alleged case of abduction and attempt to rape of a German tourist has not come as a surprise for residents of their native villages.

The farmhouse where people of the area claim the German woman was brought after she was kidnapped.

Safety a cause for concern among city women
Chandigarh, October 3
After the tragic experience of a German tourist in the city, women at large are worried about their safety, as they feel that evening rush hours or late-night outing in the city provide best setting for eve-teasers.

Women out for shopping in Sector 17 on Friday. Photo: Himashu Mahajan


How safe are Mohali, Panchkula
Panchkula, October 3
Even as the authorities, with four cases of rape registered in the town this year, claim to have secured a safe atmosphere for women, the recent gang rape of a minor has exposed chinks in their claim.

Four killed in accidents
Chandigarh, October 3
Four persons were killed while eight others were injured in separate road accidents in Chandigarh and Panchkula today.

Women’s panel sends notices to three
Chandigarh, October 3
The alleged case of sexual harassment filed by four nurses of the Regional Spinal Injury Centre, Mohali, against Punjab public relations officer, Naginder Singh, has taken a new turn, with the Punjab Women Commission taking cognizance of a Tribune report, “Sexual harassment stains Punjab PRO”, published on October 2.


Classical feast marks start of heritage festival
Pinjore, October 3
The scintillating classical dance titled “Rhythm and Harmony” presented by four acclaimed dance maestros of the International eminence gave a majestic start to the third Pinjore Heritage Festival here today.

Yadavindra Gardens decked up on the occasion of the 3rd Pinjore Heritage Festival on Friday.

Pinjore fest draws huge crowd
Kalka, October 3
On the inaugural day of the 3rd Pinjore Heritage Festival at Yadvendra Gardens in Pinjore, tourists in large number from Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and its vicinity and from various parts of Himachal Pradesh enjoyed the festival throughout the day today.

e wild wild
Cyber hackers continue to prowl
The term “hacker” in cyber world may simply mean a person with mastery of computers, however, the mass media most often uses “hacker” as synonymous with a (usually criminal) computer intruder. It is common among hackers to use aliases for the purpose of concealing identity, rather than revealing their real names.

Porter makes chirags and fire anars for Diwali and Dussehra festivals at Rajpura. 
Tribune photo: J.S. Virdi

Opening of Thapli camp postponed
Panchkula, October 3
The residents of the region seeking to spend time amid forests of Morni hills enjoying nature while sitting in Swiss cottages will have to wait for some more time as Haryana forest department has postponed the opening of the Thapli Nature Camp for an indefinite period.

Conveyance Deed
Allottees restless, GMADA unfazed
Mohali, October 3
Allottees of plots and housing units in Mohali, who have not yet got these registered in their names, are a worried lot with the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) fixing a deadline for conveyance deeds even as the municipal council has opposed the move.

Prohibited weapons being ‘doctored’
Chandigarh, October 3
There are increasing attempts at prohibited bore (PB) firearms being “doctored” to pass them off as non-prohibited bore (NP) weapons to sell them at a significantly higher price.

BSNL call centre project gathers dust
Chandigarh, October 3
The state-owned basic telephony service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) much-hyped project of “call centre” for Punjab circle seems to have been lost in files.

Authorities lax over smoking ban
Mohali, October 3
Even as the ban on smoking entered its second day today, the laid-back attitude of the authorities concerned and the devil-may-care approach of smokers have made a mockery of the new rules.

Demolition Drive
GMADA on pick-and-choose policy
Mohali, October 3
A high drama prevailed in Phase IX here when the enforcement staff of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) suddenly started uprooting plantation being maintained by residents on open space adjacent to their houses.

GMADA carries out a drive to remove encroachments on public land adjoining a house in Phase IX in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Zirakpur to get sewerage treatment plant
Zirakpur, October 3
The civic amenities in Zirakpur are in for a facelift. As a step in this direction, a sewerage treatment plant is being installed here.

Polythene ban only in name
The ban on polythene bags in Chandigarh from October 2 seems to be a non-starter. Despite the tall claims of the Chandigarh administration about launching a publicity campaign against the use of polythene bags, a majority of residents, shopkeepers and vendors seem to be oblivious of the ban aimed at making city "environment-friendly".

Religion no bar for these craftsmen
Mohali, October 3
For these Muslim craftsmen their work is above religion for God is one. It’s sewa for them and they get a sense of fulfilment when lakhs enjoy the triumph of good over evil watching the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad go up in flames every Dasehra day.

Artists prepare Ravana's effigy for Dasehra festival in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Shopkeepers block traffic at Dadu Majra
Chandigarh, October 3
Shopkeepers closed their shops and blocked traffic on the Dadu Majra market road for five hours today in protest against yesterday’s brawl there. Demanding a stern action against the accused — Monu, Tinda, Ramesh and Salman — who were arrested by the police last night, the protesters alleged that the accused had been vandalising their shops in the past.

Shopkeepers raise slogans at Dadu Majra, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

National Day of China celebrated
Mohali, October 3
The 59th National Day of China was celebrated with enthusiasm by the Friends of China Association (FCA), Punjab, at Paragon School Sector-71, here yesterday.

Tubewell building in disarray
Mohali, October 3
An abandoned tube well building in Phase X here has become a source of nuisance for the residents of the area. It has become a haven for the anti-social elements as the municipal corporation and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) are shifting the responsibility of maintaining the area.

Kartar Singh, a resident Phase X, shows the abandoned tube well near the traffic junction of Phase X and XI. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Woman Burnt Alive
Women’s panel writes to chief secretary
Rajpura, October 3
Taking cognizance of a news report in Chandigarh Tribune yesterday, “Woman’s limbs severed, burnt alive”, the Punjab State Women Commission has today written a letter to the chief secretary of the Punjab government, demanding immediate action and a detailed inquiry report in the matter.

Adviser to UT administrator Pradeep Mehra with the awardees of Vishisht Sanchar Seva Padak at the 8th anniversary of the BSNL, in Chandigarh on Friday.

Power team checks MC’s new building
Chandigarh, October 3
The electricity enforcement wing of the Chandigarh administration today conducted checking of the new deluxe building of the Chandigarh municipal corporation at Sector 17 to check the load of consumption of electricity.

Estimate for storm water drainage okayed
Chandigarh, October 3
A meeting of the water supply and sewerage disposal committee of the Chandigarh municipal corporation was held under the chairmanship of Jagjit Singh Kang here on Wednesday.

Drop In at Sec 34
CITCO ropes in major chains for food court

Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) is set to spice up the food scene in the southern sectors. Come October 15, the Chandigarh administration-controlled hospitality giant will set up a food court at the “Drop In” complex in Sector 34.

Poly ban brings cheer to slum kids
Chandigarh, October 3
Though the polythene ban in the city has invited public ire, slum children of Nada village have a reason to smile. For they have been making paper and jute bags, the demand for which has suddenly shot up.

Rape cases on the rise
Chandigarh, October 3
The alleged abduction and the sexual assault on a German tourist is a blot on the face of the Chandigarh police. And its ironical, that the victim was kidnapped barely hours after the city police and the administration launched a tourist police wing with much pomp to mark the international tourism day.

Conversion Policy
Industrial Area losing character
Chandigarh, October 3
The Industrial Area, created to give a boost to industrial development in the city, is on the verge of losing its character, thanks to the much-debated conversion policy of the Chandigarh administration.

Day 2
Polythene bags still dot markets
Chandigarh, October 3
The second day of the ban on the use of polythene carry bags in the Union Territory also did not find much favour with people, as polythene was visible in various marketplaces.

Cancer body launches campaign
Chandigarh, October 3
The Sahayta Cancer Sahyog launched “Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month” at Sector 17 here today.

Elders Day celebrated
Mohali, October 3
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd organised International Elders Day in association with the Senior Citizens Pensioners Council in the auditorium of Fortis Hospital here.

65,000 devotees visit temple on 3rd day
Panchkula, October 3
Devotees thronged Mata Mansa Devi Temple on the third day of the Navratras and the number of devotees crossed 65,000 by 5 pm here yesterday.

Award for GMCH director-principal
Chandigarh, October 3
The Vishwa Jagriti Mission has awarded Dr Raj Bhadur, professor and director principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and an orthopaedic and spine surgeon, with “Rashtra Bhushan Samman” for his exceptional services in the field of medicine for the past 30 years.

Cultural meet by Air Force civilian staff
Chandigarh, October 3
As part of the ongoing IAF’s 76th anniversary celebrations, the All-India Air Force Civilians Staff organised a cultural evening at 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) here today.

Sugar quota enhanced
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh administration has decided to enhance the quota of levy sugar from 1 kg to 2 kg per unit per month for the below poverty line (BPL) ration card holders for October and November due to the ensuing festival season. All BPL ration card holders have been advised to draw their revised sugar entitlement from the depot holders where their ration cards stand registered.

Helpline to curb drug trafficking
Chandigarh, October 3
In an attempt to curb the menace of drug trafficking in the city, the Chandigarh police yesterday launched a 24-hour helpline requesting people to inform the police about such activities.

Ghazal maestro holds audience spellbound
Chandigarh, October 3
Acclaimed ghazal maestro and Bollywood playback singer Vinod Sehgal regaled the audience at a concert organised by the Old Mohinderians Association and Punjab Arts Council in collaboration with NZCC and DPR, Haryana.


PU professor turns director
Chandigarh, October 3
The appointment committee of the cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers for appointing Prof B.S. Ghuman, dean, faculty of Arts, PU as non-official part-time director on the board of Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT) - a government of India undertaking, Cochin, for a period of three years.

Eco-club of DAV School declared best
Panchkula, October 3
The Eco-club of Chaman Lal D.A.V. Senior Public School, Sector-11, has been declared as the best Eco-club of the town by the Panchkula district administration.

From Schools
Amandeep, Gurpreet excel in debate competition
Chandigarh, October 3
Amandeep Kaur and Gurpreet Kaur of Govt. College for Girls, Sector 42, bagged first prize of Rs 10,000 at the Inter-College debate organised by the Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust at the Press Club, Sector 27.


Gurta Gaddi: National seminar today
Patiala, October 3
Khalsa College, Patiala, and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur National Integration Chair, Punjabi University, Patiala, are jointly organising a national seminar “Guru Granth Sahib Vich Manavta Da Sandesh” dedicated to the 300th Gurta Gaddi Diwas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Khalsa College, tomorrow.

PSEB engineers condemn police inaction
Patiala, October 3
The Council of Junior Engineers of the PSEB has taken note of the alleged delay in the police action against those involved in power theft and who also forcibly took away packed meters from the fort sub-station office of the board here.

Man killed, body burnt
Kharar, October 3
The burnt body of Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Sector 30-B, Chandigarh, was found from the Landran railway crossing, around a kilometre away from a fun and entertainment park in Swara village today.

MC officials meet to check dengue
Dera Bassi, October 3
Concerned over the increasing dengue cases in the area, the district administration yesterday sounded the alarm and directed health officials to undertake preventive measures on a war-footing.

Link road closed for over 2 weeks
Kalka, October 3
The Bhawana-Jaithal link road, which connects the Raitan area with the National Highway-22, has been closed for more than two weeks, causing inconvenience to hundreds of commuters.


Consumer Courts
GE manager penalised Rs 15,000
Chandigarh, October 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the manager, GE Money Financial Services Ltd, to pay Rs 15,000 in compensation to the complainant on account of mental tension, agony and physical harassment.


Doctor among three held for transplanting eyes illegally
Rajpura, October 3
A doctor from Patiala, his driver and a Class IV employee of government hospital at Ambala have been held for illegally transplanting eyes. In a first such case of its kind, all three were arrested on a tip off. The racquet had been running for past quite sometime.

Reporter assaulted for filming illegal sale of liquor
Mohali, October 3
A liquor contractor in Phase VII assaulted Daljit Singh, a reporter of a Punjabi TV channel last night while he was trying to film the unauthorised sale of liquor. Despite it being a dry day, liquor was being sold freely in black and excise officials chose to ignore the blatant violation.

SHO, Matour, Trilochan Singh verifies the complaint of a reporter who was allegedly assaulted by a liquor vend operator in Phase VII in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


HC issues notices to 8 UBS students
Chandigarh, October 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the sports category students admitted to Panjab University's MBA course in the university business school.

AITA Tennis
Vishvesh, Mehak tennis champs
Chandigarh, October 3
Vishvesh Sinha of Maharashtra and eighth seed Mehak of Chandigarh clinched the boys’ under-18 and girls’ under-18 singles titles, respectively, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at tennis stadium, Sector 10, here yesterday.

Golf craze picking up among youngsters
Dussehra camp from October 8
Chandigarh, October 3
The craze among children to learn golf is increasing at a rate that the Chandigarh Golf Club and the Chandigarh Golf Range are finding it difficult to meet the demands of these golf enthusiasts.

Tarundeep fires best card in junior golf
Chandigarh, October 3
Tarundeep Singh Chadha, who turned 14 on September 29, fired the best card of the day, a one over par 73, to clinch the B category (under 14) title in the eighth Albatross Junior Amateur Golf Championship on the par 72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Seven-year-old Adil Bedi is all smiles after winning the under-8 title in the Albatross Junior Amateur Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Lawn Tennis
Megha and Ansh emerge champions
Chandigarh, October 3
Megha and Ansh registered hard-fought victories in the CLTA Mini Tennis Parents and Kids Tournament here at the Sector 10 tennis stadium today.

Cycle Polo Meet
Punjab boys, girls in quarterfinals
Patiala, October 3
Punjab boys and eves registered easy wins against their respective rivals to enter the last-eight stage of the 29th boys and 12th girls junior national cycle polo championships played at the local polo grounds here today.

Satluj Public blank Vivekanand Millennium by 5-0
Panchkula, October 3
Hosts Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula blanked Vivekanand Millennium, Pinjore, by 5-0 on the second day of the CBSE Football Tournament (Cluster XIII) held at their school, here yesterday.

Umesh bags billiards title
Panchkula, October 3
Umesh Gupta annexed the junior billiards title in the ongoing Haryana State Junior and Senior Billiards and Snooker Championship at Haryana Billiards Hall, Sector 11, here today.

Delhi thrash Tamil Nadu
Chandigarh, October 3
In a one-sided match, Delhi trounced Tamil Nadu by five wickets in the Senior National Twenty20 Cricket Championship held at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

A batsman plays a shot in a match between Himachal Pradesh and Hyderabad at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, on Friday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Kabaddi Meet
Jharkhand beat MP
Chandigarh, October 3
In a thrilling match, the Jharkhand team beat Madhya Pradesh 27-22 in the men section during the 20th senior national circle kabaddi national championship that triggered off here yesterday at Football Stadium, Sector 17, in which as many as 18 states are participating.

Women football meets
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh Football Association will the State Senior Women Football Championship from October 18 at Football Stadium, Sector 17. The association will also organise the Chandigarh Girls Sub-Junior Football Championship from October 6 at the stadium.

Kabaddi: Chandigarh get better of UP
Chandigarh, October 3
In the men’s section, Jatinder and Aman scoring 9 and 7 points, respectively, played a pivotal role in the triumph of Chandigarh against UP 37-22 in the 20th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship held here today at the Sector 17 football stadium.

CBSE Soccer
New Public School register victory
Panchkula, October 3
New Public School, Sector 18, defeated Central School for Tibetans, Paonta Sahib, by 3-0 today on the third day of the CBSE Football Tournament (Cluster XIII), which is underway at Satluj Public School, Sector 4.

Welhams girls clinch IPSC title
Mohali, October 3
In an electrifying final match played under floodlights, Welhams Girls School, Dehradun, beat Mayo College, Girls School, Ajmer, 37-36 to win the Inter Public School Conference (IPSC) u-19 girls basketball tournament held here yesterday at Yadavindra Public School.


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