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Property dealer killed in car-bus collision
Chandigarh, October 10
The mangled remains of the Toyota Innova and the Punjab Roadways bus Devinder Singh, a Mohali-based property dealer, was killed while four persons, including his co-passenger, were critically injured in an accident involving a Toyota Innova and a Punjab Roadway Bus 
The mangled remains of the Toyota Innova and the Punjab Roadways bus.Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Eye injury cases reach hospitals
Chandigarh, October 10
With the onset of the festive season, cases of eye injuries among children start pouring in city hospitals. About five such cases have been reported so far. According to experts, most of the cases were mainly caused due to bow and arrow injury.

Birds in flight at Landran village near Mohali
Birds in flight at Landran village near Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Youth dies in accident
Panchkula, October 10
One youth was killed while another injured in a head-on collision between an Innova and Indica car near Mansa Devi complex here today. The deceased, who was driving the Indica, has been identified as Ankush. He was a resident of Sector 25, Panchkula. The injured, Harshit, was admitted to a local hospital.

Members of the Youth Sankalp Foundation, an NGO, on Friday paid a tribute to the people killed in the recent bomb blasts across the country. The special tribute was paid by lighting 1,100 candles reading ‘Love Humanity, Stop Terrorism’ on the Panjab University campus
Members of the Youth Sankalp Foundation, an NGO, on Friday paid a tribute to the people killed in the recent bomb blasts across the country. The special tribute was paid by lighting 1,100 candles reading ‘Love Humanity, Stop Terrorism’ on the Panjab University campus. Tribune photo: S. Chandan


Illegal inter-state buses ply  from Sec 22 as STA sleeps
Chandigarh, October 10
Passengers prefer private buses as they provide them with better facilities. Certain private bus operators have been running illegal inter-state buses virtually under the nose of the authorities, putting the state exchequer to loss.

Passengers prefer private buses as they provide them with better facilities. A Tribune photograph

20 vehicles recovered after kingpin's interrogation
Panchkula, October 10
The interrogation of Bhim Patan has led to the recovery of 20 vehicles stolen from the tricity.

Chief engg directs officials to clean water tank
Mohali, October 10
Chief engineer of the water supply and sanitation wing of the public health department S. R. Aggarwal directed officials to clean the underground water storage tank in Phase X in which lizards and insects were allegedly found and also check the quality of water supplied to residents.

Dreams in pipeline
A kid playfully makes his way through drainpipes to be laid in Sector 56, Chandigarh
A kid playfully makes his way through drainpipes to be laid in Sector 56, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

City all set to become a hub of multiplexes
Chandigarh, October 10
Derisively dubbed as a city of tired and retired, Chandigarh is waking up to the multiplex culture in a big way. In a development that may spice up the entertainment scenario in the city, the Chandigarh administration has relaxed the conditions for the conversion of the existing cinema halls into multiplexes.

Enforce Cinematograph Act, Centre to UT
Says film fests in city showing uncertified films
Chandigarh, October 10
Taking serious note of the exhibition of "uncertified films" at certain film festivals in the city, the union ministry of information and broadcasting has asked the Chandigarh administration to strictly enforce the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

Silvi Park Theatre
Artistes seek light, sound facilities

Mohali, October 10
A number of artistes and those related with cultural activities have demanded equipping an open-air theatre at Silvi Park, Phase X, with light and sound facility.

Men! Don’t ignore that lump in breast
Chandigarh, October 10
Amritesh (45) is being treated for breast cancer at a city hospital. Until it happened to him, he believed it was impossible for men to get the disease. But they do, and it is more dangerous than in women. “For a long time I tried avoiding the lump, even after it turned malignant. I scoffed at the doctor who diagnosed it. I was not ready to believe it, as I thought it only happened to women,” says Amritesh.

Child welfare panel working without office
Chandigarh, October 10
The Child Welfare Committee is still awaiting official accommodation at the Juvenile Home, Sector 25, even after writing to the Social Welfare Department director for the same over a year ago.

Amend land use policy: Banquet owners 
Mohali, October 10
Members of the Banquet Owners Association address a press conference in Mohali The Mohali Banquet Owner’s Association today urged the Punjab Chief Minister to amend the policy of allowing the change in land use (CLU) from industrial plots to commercial in Industrial Area here. None of the plots allotted by the GMADA in Industrial Area, Phase 1 to VI, fulfill the conditions laid down under the CLU policy notified in January this year.

Members of the Banquet Owners Association address a press conference in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

GMADA okays Rs 1,700 cr for land acquisition
Mohali, October 10
Acquiring land to provide multiple accesses to the upcoming Chandigarh International Airport is going to cost the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) four times the money spent on acquiring the land for the airport in Jheorehri village here.

The Internet ‘hawala’

The proceeds of the flourishing illicit trade globally merge with the greatest of ease into the vast daily flow of interbank settlements and private money transfers. Internet not only boosts the speed and efficiency of the illegal trade, but expands the possibilities by, for instance, hosting online markets for prostitutes from Moldova and Ukraine destined for shipment to markets in Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States. The illicit trade, too, offers terrorists and criminals means of survival and methods of financial transfer and exchange.

Coping with life after suicide bid 
Chandigarh, October 10
Life after death is certainly not known, but life after a suicide attempt is full of guilt, grief, fear and shame. Suicide may seem like an easy and the only way out of a tough situation for many, especially those in the age group of 20-35 years, but life is not the same for those who survive a suicide attempt.

P.K. Sharma gets additional charge of MC secy
Chandigarh, October 10
Following the transfer of Samwartak Singh, secretary, municipal corporation, as DPI (schools), the Chandigarh administration has given P. K. Sharma, additional commissioner, additional charge of the MC secretary.

Four SHOs appointed
Chandigarh, October 10
In a minor reshuffle, the UT inspector-general of police today appointed four station house officers (SHOs). In two of the police stations the incumbents had been placed under suspension a couple of days ago.

Prepaid coupons to set up Diwali stalls
Chandigarh, October 10
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has decided to issue prepaid coupons to people desirous of setting up temporary stalls on Diwali.

Accused complains of chest pain
Chandigarh, October 10
Ravinder Singh, the prime accused in the case of the cash delivered at judges house was taken to the PGI following a complaint of pain in the chest.

A security tent erected on government land in Sector 23. A blot on planned scape
Security tents in VIP sectors immune to demolition drives
Chandigarh, October 10
Security, indeed, is an all-time favourite excuse of ministers, police officers and bureaucrats who leave no opportunity to grab public land by pitching tents on it for ‘their men’.

A security tent erected on government land in Sector 23. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Who’ll teach the schools?
Residents face problems with cementing of outside area
Chandigarh, October 10
Is cementing the area outside the school’s boundary walls legal? Schools say yes, residents say no, and authorities, who are supposed to implement the law of the land, are clueless and busy passing the buck over checking it.

An illegal parking opposite Saupin’s School, Sector 32.Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Alterations at will under MC’s nose 
Chandigarh, October 10
The debris at the rear side of the SCO 78-79 in Sector 17-C. Cocking a snook at the rules, the encroachments and illegal alterations in Sector 17 are mocking at the administration’s ambitious spruce up plans

The debris at the rear side of the SCO 78-79 in Sector 17-C. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Violations galore as authorities sleep
Chandigarh, October 10
Even after framing hedge bylaws to keep a check on encroachments in the residential and commercial areas of the city, the authorities, it seems, have forgotten to execute them.


K.N. Pathak, PU should get central status: Pathak
Chandigarh, October 10
K.N. Pathak, former vice-chancellor, Panjab University (PU), strongly feels that PU deserves central status. Speaking at a press conference at a city school, while he refused to comment on the current scenario of PU, he could not stop himself from supporting the demand for central status for the university.


K.N. Pathak,

Eatables to cost more on varsity campus
Chandigarh, October 10
Next time you think of grabbing a quick bite without burdening your pocket at the popular Student Centre of Panjab University, think again. Very soon, the eatables may not come at affordable price as the administration is contemplating to implement 12.5 per cent VAT (Value Added Tax) on all the eatables.

Adult education unit holds exhibition
Chadnigarh, October 10
The adult education unit of the Chandigarh administration, under its income-generation programme, organised a three-day exhibition cum sale of its products prepared by the learners of the Continuing Education Centres at the Panchayat Bhawan, Sector 18.

PU Notes
Lecture on Sikh philosophy delivered

Chandigarh, October 10
As part of Panjab University’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, the department of Guru Nanak Sikh studies, PU, organised a special lecture by Jagdip Singh Shergill today. Eminent speakers from University of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, delivered a talk on “The Sikh scriptural perspective on religious pluralism”.

58 donate blood in PU
Chandigarh, October 10
The PU Students’ Council, in collaboration with a vernacular daily, organised a blood donation camp at the Students’ Centre today in the memory of Narender Mohan, former MP, Rajya Sabha.


Bihar resident held for killing two 
He murdered them for Rs 500 or Rs 1,000
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today claimed to have solved two murder cases with the arrest of a Bihar resident, Inder Mahato.

1 booked under new police Act 
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
The first case under the New Punjab Police Act was registered yesterday at the Bassi Pathana police station against Harvinder Singh of Mohalla, Singhpura. The law was enacted recently wherein the police was given powers to arrest a person for creating ruckus at public places.

Hotel Park Inn faces trouble
Statements of wedding guests recorded
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
The UT police today recorded statements of the bride and nearly dozen other people who fell sick after consuming food at Hotel Park Inn, Sector-35-C, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Migrant labourer held for raping minor 
align="left"> Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10 The Fatehgarh Sahib police today arrested a migrant labourer for raping a minor after kidnapping her a few days back. The accused has been identified as Vijay Kumar.

Budha Dal annex basketball title
Patiala, October 10
Budha Dal Public School annexed the trophy in the boys-18 category in the CBSE Inter-School Basketball Tournament, which concluded at Blossom Senior Secondary School here today.

Protest by SBoP staff against mgmt
Patiala, October 10
More than 500 officers of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) today demonstrated in front of the head office of the State Bank of Patiala.

39-year-old paralytic patient wins battle 
Patiala, October 10
Thirty-nine-year-old Meena got a new lease of life at Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital GSMCH. Meena, who was suffering from Guillain Barre syndrome, was admitted to the hospital in a semi-conscious state with the history of loss of power in all her limbs and septicaemia. She had difficulty in breathing and her relatives had lost all hope of her survival.

PRTC likely to regularise 260 employees
Constitutes a five-member committee to look into their
Patiala, October 10
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will soon regularise the services of around 260 contractual employees appointed in 2001.

Playgrounds that were
Patiala, October 10
Development comes at a heavy price. The city, steeped in a rich sports tradition, now watches helplessly as playgrounds are fast disappearing into oblivion - all in the name of development.

Rayat eves lift TT trophy
Ropar, October 10
Students of Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology have brought laurels to the institute by winning overall trophy in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Table Tennis Tournament for girls organised at ACET, Amritsar.

Nod to extend Ambala MC limits
Ambala, October 10
The Ambala Cantt (Sadar) Municipal Committee has decided to increase the municipality limits of the town from 6.33 square kilometres to 27.8 square kilometres. This is being done for the first time since it has been set up.

Woman dies of dengue
Ambala, October 10
A woman, resident of Ambala City, died of dengue today. The Ambala Health Department has confirmed that the woman died of dengue.


Court marks inquiry into illegal sale of plot 
Chandigarh, October 10
Taking note of a complaint seeking probe into the illegal sale of plot in Industrial Area, a local court has marked an inquiry directing the SHO, Industrial Area, to investigate the case under Section 156 (3) of CrPC.

Lok Adalat settles 30 cases
Chandigarh, October 10
Manjit Singh, member secretary of the State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, today presided over Lok Adalat to dispose of mobile cases. As many as 781 cases relating to Tata Teleservices were taken up, out of which 30 cases were settled. 


Youth booked for rape
Panchkula, October 10
The district police today booked a youth for raping a woman of Kirori Mohalla in Kalka town. The case was registered on the complaint lodged by the victim’s husband. The accused has been identified as Anurag, son of an employee at Mini Secretariat in Panchkula.

Two killed in separate accidents
Zirakpur, October 10
Two people were killed in separate accidents in Zirakpur today.

Maruti car, Rs 1 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, October 10
Ravinder Singh, a resident of Sector 14, Panchkula, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his Maruti car (HR-24-P-0082) and Rs 1 lakh was stolen from Sector 22 on October 9.

Man duped of Rs 1.30 lakh
Chandigarh, October 10
An unidentified conman today decamped with a bag containing Rs 1.30 lakh after distracting the attention of a car driver by scattering money near the vehicle in Sector 8 here today.


Nav Joban bags second position
Chandigarh, October 10
“Trust God and work hard” is the mantra, Nav Joban Kaur, a student of GTB Khalsa College, Dasuia (Hoshiarpur), believes in, who represented Panjab University in All-India Inter-University Cross-Country Championship held in Rohtak.

Carmel to take on Stephen's today
align="left"> Chandigarh, October 10 Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, will lock horns with St Stephen's School, Sector 45, in the final of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Girls Football Championship for Dr Kamesh Bhargava Memorial Trophy being conducted by the Chandigarh Football Association at the Sector 17 football stadium here tomorrow.

Chikka clinches overall title
Chandigarh, October 10
Chikkarangappa of Bangalore received the overall junior trophy of the Usha International Junior and Subjunior Championship Sixteen-year-old Chikkarangappa from Bangalore played a flawless back nine with three birdies and churned out a three under par 69 card on the final day to clinch the overall title in the Usha Senior Chandigarh Junior and Subjunior Golf Championship that concluded on the par 72 greens of Chandigarh Golf Club here today.
Chikkarangappa of Bangalore received the overall junior trophy of the Usha International Junior and Subjunior Championship on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Simi leads in golf tour
Chandigarh, October 10
India's top lady golf professional Simi Mehra fired a four over par 76 card to take a big lead in the third leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour that got under way on the par 72 greens of Panchkula Golf Club in Panchkula today.

Blue Caps defeat GNPS by 56 runs
Chandigarh, October 10
MCM Blue Caps defeated Guru Nanak Public School Academy, Sector 36, by 56 runs in the Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for Under-14 being organised by the Desh Presh Azad Cricket Academy on GNPS ground in Sector 36 here today.



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