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Drug peddlers turn informers
Approach CBI, NCB to settle
scores with cops
Chandigarh, October 9
The recent suspension of policemen for their alleged links with the drug traffickers has revealed that most of the drug peddlers in the city have become informers of the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to settle their scores with the policeman.

SSP to hear plaints

Now, get gold coins from post offices
Chandigarh, October 9
After selling Kerala spices, well-designed Rakhi envelops and Balaji prasad, the postal department is all set to open counters for selling gold coins. On the occasion of “World Post Day” today, the chief postmaster general, Punjab and UT, said this service would be available at the department by October 14.

Book rail tickets, too


Ravana’s effigy goes up in flames in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday. City celebrates Dussehra with gusto amid security
Chandigarh, October 9
The Dussehra celebrations in the city today turned out to be a high-profile affair with Haryana Governor Dr A.R. Kidwai and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda participating in the festivities organised separately in Sectors 46 and 17, respectively.
Ravana’s effigy goes up in flames in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


NGOs burn effigies of HIV/AIDS, drugs
Chandigarh, October 9
To mark the victory of good over evil on the eve of Dussehra, state AIDS Control Society, UT, and Yuvsatta burnt effigies of HIV, AIDS and drugs in Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26.

The community centre at Ram Darbar cries for upkeep. Community centres in colonies
a neglected lot
MC claims big expenses on renovation
Chandigarh, October 9
Community centres set up by the local
Municipal Corporation (MC) in various
colonies of the city portray a picture of
neglect and poor upkeep despite persistent
complaints by residents.

The community centre at Ram Darbar cries for upkeep.
Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Devotees immerse an idol of Durga in the Ghaggar river in Panchkula on Thursday.
Devotees immerse an idol of Durga in the Ghaggar river in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

North Park Ruckus
Accused bailed out
Panchkula, October 9
Bhavna Pande, an accused of creating ruckus
outside Hotel North Park yesterday night, was
released on bail today.

Conversion of cinema halls
into multiplexes okayed

Chandigarh, October 9
The Chandigarh administration has notified building by-laws for the conversion of cinemas halls into shopping malls-cum-multiplexes. According to new rule, cinema owner can apply for conversion of theatres into multiplexes. The administration had allowed conversion of Dhillon, Jagat and KC theatres. — TNS

Now, bigwigs target unproductive land
Chandigarh, October 9
In their greed to make it big in the Chandigarh’s periphery, the region’s bigwigs are not even sparing the unproductive land.

Beauty business turns ugly for entrepreneur
Chandigarh, October 9
The ugly side of beauty business in this part of the region has come to the fore. A Mohali clinic’s case shows how huge investments often yield little profit, and leave both franchiser and franchisee on hideous terms.

‘Language BPOs register big growth’
Radhika BalasubramanianChandigarh, October 9
Next time your relative living in Lucknow makes a query from their local bank or your son in Ahmedabad tries to reschedule his flight back home, there is every possibility that these requests will get addressed right next doors at Mohali.                                                       
Radhika Balasubramanian

UGC accepts pay panel recommendations
Chandigarh, October 9
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has accepted the recommendations of its Pay Review Committee in a meeting held on October 8. The UGC will now send its recommendations to the HRD ministry.

PU students to get medical cover
Chandigarh, October 9
Soon, the students of Panjab University would come under the accidental insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh, as the university officials have decided to implement the long-pending proposal.

ICICI bank told to pay Rs 50,000 compensation
Chandigarh, October 9
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed ICICI bank to pay compensation of Rs 50,000 to S.Hari Singh, resident of Mohali, for charging excessive interest on loan amount.

Panchkula bus stand
to get facelift

Renovation to be completed by Nov
Panchkula, October 9
The roadways authorities have tied up with a private company on the basis of the BoT (build operate transfer) system to renovate the entrance of Panchkula bus stand.

Zirakpur flyover to open to traffic in Nov
The Zirakpur flyover being given final touches.Zirakpur, October 9
There is good news for commuters who travel on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway. The Zirakpur-Ambala flyover is in the final stages and will be opened to the public next month.
The Zirakpur flyover being given final touches. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Women take part in Sindur Utsav before the immersion of Durga idols in Chandigarh on Thursday.
COLOUR ME RED: Women take part in Sindur Utsav before the immersion of Durga idols in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore
Some enjoy the privilege to learn while others have to pick up the pieces to keep body and soul together.
The great divide: Some enjoy the privilege to learn while others have to pick up the pieces to keep body and soul together. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Rare honour for K.N. Pathak
Chandigarh, October 9
The former vice-chancellor of Panjab
Univeristy and emeritus professor of the
physics department, Kare Narain Pathak,
has been awarded by the Indian National
Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, for
his contributions in the area of liquid
state physics.

Medical conference to
start tomorrow

Chandigarh, October 9
The second national conference on
the ‘Hospital Administration -- Recent
Trends’ will be inaugurated here on Saturday.

Power Shutdown
CHANDIGARH: Power supply will be
suspended on Friday to parts of Sectors
22, 37-A, 38-C and 40-D from 10 am to
3 pm; to part of Sector 20 and Maloya village,
Mani Majra rehri market, main bazaar and
adjoining area of Dispensary from 9 am to 5 pm;
to part of Sectors 3, 47-D and Industrial Area
Phase-2 from 9 am to 2 pm and to parts of
Sectors 42, 61, 52, 42, 55 and Palsora village
from 9 am to 12 noon.


Students celebrate victory of good over evil
Mohali, October 9
Dussehra was celebrated with traditional fervour in various schools and colleges here. Students and staff members of the Aryans Institute of Management & Technology (AIMT) celebrated the festival by burning the effigy of Ravana and distributing sweets.


2 engg students killed in accident
Rajpura, October 9
Two students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, were killed after being run over by a truck on the Rajpura-Patiala bypass today evening.

Raids on five de-addiction centres
Inmates found locked, living in unhygienic conditions;
SMO to submit report to SDM today
Kharar, October 9
All five de-addiction centres being run by NGOs in Kharar were found to be in a pathetic condition during a raid conducted yesterday by SDM Rajiv Kumar Gupta, SMO Jai Singh and DSP Raj Balwinder Singh.

5-yr-old killed in accident
Kharar, October 9
Five-year-old Ashok Kumar was killed in accident near village Khanpur today. The child and his father, Rajesh Kumar, were going to watch Dussehra celebrations when suddenly child started running on the road.

Apna Ghar, a home for elders
Ropar, October 9
Apna Ghar, a centre for elderly people in Haveli Kalan village, has become a home away from home for them.

YPS students scale Shatidhar peak
Patiala, October 9
Students of Yadvindera Public School (YPS) did the school proud when a team comprising 12 students and a teacher escort, Dalip Singh Shekhawat, scaled the Shatidhar peak (17,200 ft) in the Pir Panjal range recently.

Residents compelled to drink dirty water
Patiala, October 9
The Rajpura colony residents have their cup of sorrows filled to the brim with contaminated water being supplied to most of the residents from the tube well.

Librarians welcome UGC pay panel report
Patiala, October 9
The Punjab College Librarians Association has welcomed the UGC review committee report regarding revision of pay scales of teachers and librarians in university and colleges.

Declare human eyes national property: Experts
Patiala, October 9
The Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, on the occasion of World Sight Day, urged the Government of India that human eyes should be declared as national property.

Sirhind players to be part of pro tour
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 9
Two students of Ashoka Senior Secondary School, Sirhind, were selected for a pro tour of China after winning the National Table Soccer Championship in Chandigarh.

Baldev Nagar flyover completes ahead of schedule
Ambala, October 9
The Baldev Nagar flyover on National Highway-22 in Ambala city was opened to traffic on Wednesday evening.


5-yr Law Course
PU to fill vacant OBC seats
Chandigarh, October 9
The Panjab University has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that vacant seats for other backward classes in the five-year law course in the University Institute of Legal Studies will be filled from among the general category candidates.


Woman hit by auto, dies
Chandigarh, October 9
A 60-year-old woman, Usha, was killed in a hit-and-run accident near colony number 5 here today.

Man assaulted
Mohali, October 9
A representative of the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), Arvind Sharma, was assaulted while he had gone to collect the licence fee from a gymnasium, The Gym, in Sector 63 here.

Servant decamps with cash, jewellery
Mohali, October 9
Two separate incidents of theft have been reported from different parts of the city in the last 48 hours.

Man held for using fake voucher
Chandigarh, October 9
Jaspal Singh, manager of the State Bank of Patiala, village Sarangpur, filed a complaint with the police alleging that Wazir Kumar, a resident of Talwandi Sabo, who was caught red-handed while using fake voucher in above said branch on October 8.


Tarundeep Singh Chadha Chikka surges ahead with one-under card
IGU-categorised event set for exciting finish
Chandigarh, October 9
Chikkarangappa from Bangalore shot a one under par 71 card to surge into the lead with a 10 over 226 score on the penultimate day of the Usha International Chandigarh Junior and Sub-junior Golf Championship on the par 72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

                                                     Tarundeep Singh Chadha

Gursharan Singh Gursharan Singh, a certified umpire
of the World Badminton Federation,
has been appointed deputy referee
for the Syrian International
Badminton Championship being held
at Damascus from October 14 to 17. 

Parnita leads Chandigarh challenge in DLF Golf
Chandigarh, October 9
Parnita Garewal will lead the Chandigarh challenge in the third leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour, which gets under way on the greens of Panchkula Golf Club in Panchkula on Friday.

A batsman tries to hit a shot during a match between DPAC Academy and GNPS Academy on Thursday.Chandigarh, October 9
Unbeaten seventh wicket partnership of 49 runs between Arjit Singh (41*) and Subir Hayer (33*) enabled Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) Academy beat Desh Prem Azad Cricket (DPAC) Academy by 46 runs in the Inter-Academy Under-14 Cricket Tournament being organised by DPAC Academy on GNP School ground in Sector 36 here today.

A batsman tries to hit a shot during a match between DPAC Academy and GNPS Academy on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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