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Stepfather arrested for raping minor

Chandigarh, October 4
In a shocking incident, a labourer was arrested for allegedly raping his minor stepdaughter. According to the DSP (South), J.S. Khaira, 31-year-old Chander Paul of Rajiv Shahpur Colony in Sector 38 West had been raping his stepdaughter, who is around 15 years old, for the past four years. A complaint in this regard was lodged by a neighbour, Bir Pal, after he saw the condition of the victim, who is around six months pregnant.

Chander Paul in police custody in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Chander Paul in police custody in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Widow, sons assaulted in Sec 38 house
Chandigarh, October 4
A group of five-six persons attacked a family and reportedly took away a mobile phone, chain and Rs 10,000 from a house in Sector 38 (West) this evening.
The room where a family was assaulted in Sector 38 West, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
The room where a family was assaulted in Sector 38 West, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Preserving Le Corbusier’s legacy
Chandigarh, October 4
The city administration has decided to perpetuate the memory of Le Corbusier, who realised Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's dream of having a new city "free from the encumbrances of the past", by setting up Le Corbusier Centre at the Old Architects' Office in Sector 19-B here.

The original compass and foot rule of Le Corbusier which is on display at Le Corbusier Centre in Chandigarh. The original compass and foot rule of Le Corbusier which is on display at Le Corbusier Centre in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan



The growing stray cattle menace poses a threat to commuters.
SAFETY HAZARD: The growing stray cattle menace poses a threat to commuters. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Finance secy visits ongoing projects
Chandigarh, October 4
Finance secretary-cum-secretary engineering Sanjay Kumar today visited various ongoing projects, including Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42, new lake in Sector 42, a crèche in Sector 47, and ongoing road works.

Ex-CPI leader, supporters join BJP
Chandigarh, October 4
CPI’s former city state secretary Amardeep Singh Sawhney joined BJP along with hundreds of his supporters here today.

‘Godhra riots still fresh in our minds’
Chandigarh, October 4
The wounds of victims of Godhra riots have not yet healed even after six years of the incident.

Bibikhatun Sultankhan (L) and Sheikh Wahida Rehman Mohammad Arif at the ICSSR auditorium in Panjab University. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Sharma
Bibikhatun Sultankhan Sheikh Wahida Rehman Mohammad Arif

SASE sets up high-speed data link
Chandigarh, October 4
A high-speed satellite based data link between the headquarters of Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) at Manali and its Research and Development Center here was inaugurated by Dr A.S. Pillai, chief controller, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), here today.

City advocates in ICADR council
Chandigarh, October 4
Two city-based advocates, Deepak Jindal and Ashwinie Kumar Bansal, have been elected to the governing council of International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR).

Meeting to discuss mega lok adalat
Chandigarh, October 4
The State Legal Services Authorities of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have decided to organise a mega lok adalat on December 20 and 21 in the region. In this regard, a mega lok adalat project, “Samadhan 2008”, has been launched.

Police struggles to curb drug peddling
Chandigarh, October 4
Drug peddling and drug consumption, especially in the upper strata of society, have become a major headache for the local police here. So far, the police has registered 70 cases besides arresting 76 peddlers in this connection.

Mansa Devi Shrine
More entry points planned for easy darshan
Panchkula, October 4
In the wake of the increased rush at Mata Mansa Devi during Navratras and the incidents of stampede at Naina Devi shrine and Jodhpur, Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board has planned to construct two more entry points for the temple.

The huge rush during the Navratras at Mata Mansa Devi Temple in Panchkula. — Tribune photo by S. Chandan
The huge rush during the Navratras at Mata Mansa Devi Temple in Panchkula.

UGC Pay Review Committee
Varsity, college teachers divided
Chandigarh, October 4
The UGC Pay Review Committee’s recommendations have undoubtedly brought reasons to cheer for Panjab University teachers but at the same time, the college teachers are feeling totally left out. Infact, the recommendations have divided the teachers of colleges and university.

Tribune union demands 40 pc interim relief
Chandigarh, October 4
The Tribune Employees Union has welcomed the Union Cabinet’s decision on granting the long-pending demand of interim relief to journalist and non-journalist employees of the newspaper industry.

Shabad Guru
Lack of awareness among Sikhs
Mohali, October 4
The Shatabadi Purab Committee organised a seminar on “Ika Baani Ik Guru IKo Shabad Vichar” in connection with the tri-centenary programmes at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, here today.

Dandiya works its magic on city’s young
Chandigarh, October 4
The dandiya fever is rocking the city with celebrations of the ongoing nine-day Navratra festival.
The festival of Goddess Durga brings with itself all-night dandia sessions, as it combines religion and devotion with recreation and fun.

Durga Puja celebrations begin
Panchkula, October 4
A free medical camp, dance competition, spot-painting competitions and other cultural programmes will mark the festivities during Durga Puja being started here from tomorrow.

Neerja Bhanot Award to be conferred today
Chandigarh, October 4
Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, will confer Neerja Bhanot Award-2008 on Mumbai-based Chanda Asani (51).
The ceremony will be held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here tomorrow.

Disabled denied right to procreate: Expert
Chandigarh, October 4
The undermining of issues relating to sexuality of persons with disabilities by health, social service and rehabilitation professionals besides family and society has led to the denial of right to sex and procreation to these people, stated Dr G.N. Karna, honorary president of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, New Delhi, here today.

An evening of Panchasaar, Vedna
Panchkula, October 4
The art lovers were treated to another genre of kathak classical dance drama titled “Panchasaar and Vedna” presented in the delightful ambience of Yadvindra gardens on the second day of the ongoing Pinjore Heritage Festival.

A member of Rajendra Gangani group performs Panchasaar and Venda dance drama at Pinjore on Saturday. 
— Photo by S. Chandan
A member of Rajendra Gangani group performs Panchasaar and Venda dance drama at Pinjore on Saturday.

Fighting terror
India has to rise up against acts of terror that are dividing the country in the name of religion. The so-called Indian Mujahideen have made technology their strongest weapon against humanity.


From Schools
Ajit Karam Singh school wins quiz contest
Chandigarh, October 4
As part of the ongoing “Non-Violence Week” initiated by the education department and Yuvsatta with the support of Gandhi Smriti, Darshan Samiti and Peace Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 5th inter-school Gandhi quiz was organised today.

Seminar on impunity at PU
Chandigarh, October 4
A panel of discussion was organised by the South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR) was held at the ICSSR auditorium in Panjab University on ‘Understanding Impunity and its Impact on the Rule of Law Notions’ today.


Body of missing 6-yr-old found
Rajpura, October 4
The body of a six-year-old boy, who had gone missing, was found in a pond here today. Lovepreet Singh of Angad Dev Colony was reported missing since Wednesday.

CM to take Kandi area issue with Central govt
Sarai Pattan (Ropar), October 4
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is to take up the issue to exempt the Kandi area from the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) with the Central government.

Heritage fest draws visitors in droves
Kalka, October 4
Thousands of visitors and tourists thronged Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, on the second day of the 3rd Heritage Festival organised by Haryana Tourism, here today. Performances like puppet show, Rajasthani Kachi Ghori, traditional Haryanavi orchestra, Haryanavi folk dances remained the main attraction.

Folk artistes perform at the 3rd Heritage Festival at Pinjore on Saturday. — Photo by Hemant Kumar
Folk artistes perform at the 3rd Heritage Festival at Pinjore on Saturday.

Medical officer to probe alleged removal of eyes
Ambala, October 4
The principal medical officer of the city civil hospital, Dr O.P. Arya, will conduct a probe into the alleged incident of removing the eyes of a person who was kept in the hospital's mortuary after his death in a road accident.

An artist gives final touches to an effigy of Ravana ahead of Dasehra in Ambala on Saturday.
An artist gives final touches to an effigy of Ravana ahead of Dasehra in Ambala on Saturday. — Photo by Kamal Sachar

One-month-old killed in accident
Kharar, October 4
A month-old baby girl was killed in a road accident yesterday. Talwinder Singh and his wife, Daljit Kaur, residents of village Roorkee, were coming from village Daun Majra after visting their relatives, when a tractor-trolley hit their scooter from the rear end at around 8:30pm.

544 checked in eye camp
Bassi Pathana, October 4
The Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT) organised 7th free eye check-up camp in the memory of Harbaksh Kaur Mejie at Community Development Centre here today. Dr Kaustabh Sharma, SSP, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated the camp. A team of doctors led by Dr Deepesh Arora, Dr Gurpeet Singh Garcha, Dr Sushank Sood and Dr Satwinder Singh Cheema checked up 544 patients belonging to the BPL families of 105 surrounding villages.

Residents go without power for 13 hrs
Kharar, October 4
Area residents sweat it out under 13 hours of power failure on Friday. The power supply to Mundi Kharar feeder was snapped at 8 am and was resumed at 10.45 pm.

Haryana Guv releases directory
Five industrialists awarded
Ambala, October 4
The Ambala Scientific Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (ASIMA) organised its annual general body meeting today at Kingfisher Tourist Complex, Ambala, wherein Dr A.R. Kidwai, Haryana governor was the chief guest.

Illegal dairies continue to flourish
Patiala, October 4
Even as the MC has been talking of setting up cattle pounds on the outskirts of the city to get rid of the filth caused by unauthorised dairies, these dairies are thriving.

CIA to investigate Gurcharan murder case
Kharar, October 4
Railway police, Sirhind, and CIA staff, Kharar, will together investigate the case of a Chandigarh resident, who was strangulated and then his body burnt away. The police today conducted raids at various places in Kharar, Kurali, Mohali and Chandigarh, where the deceased Gurcharan Singh's friends and relatives were co tacted.

2 holiday special trains for Shimla
Kalka, October 4
In wake of the festival season and heavy rush of passengers and tourists on the Kalka railway station, the department of railway, Ambala division, Ambala, has started two additional holiday-special trains and two rail cars on the Kalka-Shimla rail section.

‘PUSA-1121’ may soon be Basmati variety: Chief secy
Rakhra (Patiala), October 4
“The Punjab government has urged the union agriculture ministry to label ‘Pusa-1121’ variety as Basmati rice. The central government will give a final shape to the state government’s proposal soon,” asserted Punjab chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh.

IET Bhaddal abuzz with film activity
Ropar, October 4
A Punjabi film, “Luv u Bobby”, is presently being shot on the IET campus, Bhaddal. Students and faculty members of the institute will also feature in the movie.

Paddy procurement begins
Bassi Pathana, October 4
The process of procurement of paddy by government agencies began at the local grain market yesterday. Local MLA Didar Singh Bhatti accompanied by SAD district president Jagdeep Singh Cheema, local SDM and officials of the procurement agencies inaugurated the process by making a purchase.

Major fire in appliance unit
Kalka, October 4
Electrical appliances of worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a major fire at a factory in Parwanoo today. According to sources, the fire broke out around 9 am at AK Appliances Company, Sector 2.

Undertrial dies in Ambala
Ambala, October 4
An undertrial lodged in Ambala central jail died following illness this morning. According to jail sources, the undertrial, Amit Kumar (45), who was in judicial custody in a theft case, had been unwell for the past few days.

G.S. Sandhu bereaved
Patiala, October 4
Dronacharya Awardee G. S. Sandhu, the spirit behind India’s successful boxing campaign in the Beijing Olympics, was bereaved when his brother Jarnail Singh Sandhu (65) died following a heart attack at Ludhiana last week.


Four booked for Net fraud
Mohali, October 4
Four persons have been booked for allegedly cheating Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Phase III B2, here. According to the police, Gurpreet Singh, an insurance agent, had received an email in January that he had won a lottery for Rs 8 crore. The mail said before getting the amount, he would have to deposit some money.

Labourer murdered; accused at large
Zirakpur, October 4
A labourer in his mid-20s was murdered allegedly by two youths after they had an altercation with him in connection with some money at Phabat village on Friday night here.

2 held for misbehaving with cop
Chandigarh, October 4
The local police has arrested Ashok Kumar and Santosh Kumar and booked around 25 residents of Colony No. 4 for misbehaving with a sub-inspector of the Chandigarh police, Hans Raj. They have also been charged with blocking traffic on the road and obstructing a police officer in the course of his duty.


Dhaka Warriors in city for training

Chandigarh, October 4
“Lack of security in Bangladesh’s national team forced us to join the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL),” said Bangladeshi members of Dhaka Warriors.

Inter-College Meet
MCM DAV eves register win
Chandigarh, October 4
Guided by Manmeet and Sunita, who netted one goal each, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, defeated GGS Khalsa College, Jhar Sahib (Ludhiana), on the first day of the Panjab University Inter-College Football (Women) Tournament for 2008-09 on PU campus here today.
A match in progress during the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball A-Division (Women) Tournament for 2008-09 on PU campus, Chandigarh.
A match in progress during the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball A-Division (Women) Tournament for 2008-09 on PU campus, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Dev, Garima clinch TT titles
Chandigarh, October 4
Dev Saini of Shri Gurharkishan School and Garima Goyal of Bhavan Vidalaya, Sector 27, annexed the boys’ and girls’ under-17 titles, respectively, in the second Chandigarh Table Tennis Ranking Championship at the Sector-23 Table Tennis Hall here today.

T20: Hyderabad enter quarterfinals
Chandigarh, October 4
Hyderabad enter quarterfinals by winning all its league matches. In its final league match against Pondicherry played here today at DAV College, Sector-10, Hyderabad thrashed Pondicherry by 60 runs during the Senior National Twenty20 Cricket Championship.


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