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800 PGI doctors go on leave today
Emergency to function normally
Chandigarh, October 17
The functioning of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is all set to be paralysed as 800 resident doctors have decided to go on one-day mass casual leave tomorrow following a controversy sparked off after a senior resident doctor was allegedly slapped by an assistant professor of the urology department on Wednesday.

Tricolour insulted; PCA in dock
Mohali, October 17
The Mohali police has booked staff members of the Punjab Cricket Association for disrespecting the National Flag. PCA officials did not bother to check that the National Flag was hoisted upside down on the north pavilion.

A Sachin fan painted himself in Tricolour blows a conch to celebrate Tendulkar’s record of highest scorer in the world in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

Admn to put brakes on over-speeding school buses
One-month deadline to install speed governors
Chandigarh, October 17
Sparing a thought for the safety of the school children, the Chandigarh administration, yesterday decided to put brakes on the over-speeding by the school buses and fixed one-month deadline for the bus operators to install speed governors.


New building bylaws notified
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh Administration has notified new building bylaws. This will bring relief to owners of thousands of residential and commercial buildings in the city.

0001 goes for Rs 3.1 lakh
Mohali, October 17
Cash-rich farmers of villages on the periphery of Mohali are ostentatiously spending money on luxuries. A reflection of their lifestyle was visible during the auction of fancy vehicle registration numbers held at the office district transport officer.


New Building Bylaws
Rules eased for commercial properties
Chandigarh, October 17
Doing away with some of the archaic building bylaws, the Chandigarh administration has granted a slew of incentives to the owners of commercial property in the city.

City roads risky during night
Chandigarh, October 17
It’s free for all on the city roads during night hours. With the absence of traffic police to man traffic on roads during late night hours, reckless drivers are playing with their and other’s lives.

A car driver jumps the red light during late night hours. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Pay panel to hear PCMS docs today
Patiala, October 17
The Pay Commission has fixed hearing on demands of the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association on October 18. Their demands pertain to higher pay scales and six time bound promotions at 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 years of service.

A woman looks at the moon on the occasion of Karva Chauth at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rape Bid
Forensic reports awaited to file chargesheet
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh police is waiting for forensic reports of the over 30 various samples of nails, blood and hair of the five suspects involved in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault on a German tourist.

Conference on women architects' contribution
Chandigarh, October 17
The First Friday Forum and the Saakaar Foundation, two organisations dedicated to the promotion of art and architecture, will bring an event showcasing the contributions of leading women architects to the city on October 19 at the Government Museum and Art Gallery.

Councillors protest corruption in MC
Mohali, October 17
Sloganeering and protests over increasing corruption and inadequate development works marked the meeting of the municipal council here today.

IT dept tightens noose around tax defaulters
Attaches assets, properties to recover arrears
Chandigarh, October 17
In its attempt to recover arrears of a whopping Rs 48 crore, the Income Tax department has started attaching properties and assets of tax defaulters of the city. However, the department has initiated action against a few defaulters out of the list of 207.

Unmindful of the strain the kids are putting on their back, they carry overloaded bags to school everyday. Photo: Vinay Malik

Police guidelines for cracker sellers
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh police yesterday issued instructions to cracker sellers in the city. The police also arrested a Mani Majra resident and recovered a large quantity of crackers from him.

Bhutan connected with PGI facility
Chandigarh, October 17
The telemedicine centre of Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research added another feather in its cap yesterday by connecting first international telemedicine facility with Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), Thimpu, Bhutan.

Retrenched workers stage dharna at Quark
Mohali, October 17
Tension prevailed at the Quark City complex in Industrial Area, Phase VIII, here as retrenched workers protested against the indifferent attitude of the management. They lamented that they were not being fully compensated by the management.

Govt Hospitals
Agreement on increasing bed capacity
Chandigarh, October 17
In a development that may bring relief to patients, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana yesterday agreed on a broad framework on increasing bed capacities in the government hospitals in the city and its satellite towns.

Crazy for publicity
Some persons would go to any length to get their name in print. A case in point is a top legal functionary of the Punjab government who was the chief guest at the Dasehra celebrations in Sector 22 here.

Traffic police for women’s long life
Chandigarh, October 17
On the occasion of Karva Chauth, Chandigarh traffic police, along with the students of Swami Vivekananda College of Pharmacy, conducted a helmet-awareness campaign ‘Life is safe wearing a helmet’, for women and presented gifts to them today.

700 to participate in yoga meet
Chandigarh, October 17
More than 700 participants from 25 states and UTs will compete in the 27th National Yoga Championship to be organised from today to Oct 19 by the Indian Yoga Federation (IYF) at the Sector-42 Badminton Hall here.

Consumer Forum
Collection of toll tax illegal
Mohali, October 17
The Consumer Protection Forum has demanded that collection of toll tax should be stopped as it amounted to fleecing the public.

Youths not tortured in custody: Police
Chandigarh, October 17
A departmental inquiry into the alleged torture of four youths arrested by the Sector 39 police station for drug peddling found that they were not tortured in police custody.

Lok Adalat settles 64 bank cases
Chandigarh, October 17 A special lok Adalat was held for bank cases here today. Manjit Singh, member secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, presided over the lok adalat.

Thousands take part in nagar kirtan
MohalI, October 17
Thousands of devotees today held nagar kirtan in the city for the Gurta Gaddi celebrations. It was started from Phase 1 and ended at Phase 11.

World Anaesthesia Day celebrated
Patiala, October 17
The department of anaesthesiology and intensive care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, organised a colourful programme on the occasion of World Anaesthesia Day, also known as birthday of anaesthesia.

Yoga meet begins with enthusiasm
Chandigarh, October 17
As many as 500 participants, representing 26 states and UTs, are participating in the 27th National Yoga Championship that kicked off at the Sector-42 Badminton Hall here today. The championship will continue till October 19.

Sexual Harassment Case
Complainant moves back
Terms it a misunderstanding on her part
Chandigarh, October 17
In a dramatic turn of events in the two and a half month old, alleged sexual harassment case at the Panjab University, where in a research scholar had accused her PhD guide of harassing her, the complainant has now withdrawn her complaint. In a letter withdrawing her earlier complaint the girl has termed it as a "misunderstanding" on her part as regards the professor.

Adviser reviews progress of ongoing projects
Chandigarh, October 17
Adviser to UT administrator Pradip Mehra reviewed the progress of all ongoing projects and schemes at this month’s first senior officers’ conference here yesterday.

Chandigarh Fair starts
Chandigarh, October 17
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues today inaugurated the CII Chandigarh Fair - 2008 at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, here.

Two cops reinstated
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh police yesterday reinstated sub-inspector Diwan Singh and constable Jasbir Singh, who were dismissed from service following a corruption case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation in April this year.

Dengue toll reaches 130
Mohali, October 17
Cases of dengue are still being reported from Mohali even as the toll reaches 130.

Couple receive burn injuries
Chandigarh, October 17
A couple from Kharak Mangoli village, Kamlesh and her husband Pawan, received burn injuries at their house today evening.

Japanese fever case detected
Kharar, October 17
Patients of Japanese encephalitis and dengue have been detected in Kurali and Kharar area respectively.

52 ASIs promoted
Chandigarh, October 17
The Chandigarh police yesterday promoted 52 assistant sub-inspectors to the rank of sub-inspectors with immediate effect.

Man found dead
Dera Bassi, October 17
A 32-year-old man was found dead while his companion seriously injured in Bhankarpur village at Dera Bassi this morning.

Bravo Sachin!
Sachin Tendulkar has surpassed Brian Lara as the highest Test scorer in the second match against Australia in Mohali. Lara had scored 11,953 runs before he retired from international cricket. Tendulkar has crossed 12,000 runs. The player has been rated as one of the all-time greatest batsmen and the face of Indian cricket for two decades. Tendulkar holds a number of other batting records. He also holds the record for most Test hundreds (39).


Priyanka seeks varsity student council’s help
Chandigarh, October 17
A day after the UT administration released its report on the MCM brawl case, the unhappy complainant, Priyanka, along with her brother, Rahul, today approached the Panjab University Campus Students' Council and SOPU president Brinder Dhillon for intervening in the matter.

From Schools
Workshop on art of parenting
Mohali, October 17
A workshop on the art of parenting was organised here yesterday at Ashmah International School in order to sensitise parents towards the concerns of children.

GC-11 student council without office
Chandigarh, October 17
Even after a delay of more than one-month time after student elections, the student council at Government College-11 has not been yet allotted the office. The oath ceremony has been conducted in the college last week.


Football Tourney
Stage set for North zone inter-varsity
Patiala, October 17
Punjabi University starts favourites when the North zone inter-university football tournament commences at three different grounds on the Punjabi university campus here tomorrow.

Scrap Electricity Act: Employees’ body
Patiala, October 17
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and various farmers’ organisations held a massive rally here today to demand scrapping of the Electricity Act, 2003.

Youth commits suicide in Ambala
Ambala, October 17
Harneet Singh (27), a resident of Shivam Colony, Dehradun, committed suicide in a hotel in Ambala Cantt, here today.

VB seals Rajpura MC records
Rajpura, October 17
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau, acting on a complaint filed by a former municipal councillor, sealed records of Rajpura municipal council office today. In his complaint to the various departments, former councillor Jagdish Kumar Jagga has alleged that a large number of local contractors have floated tenders on less than prescribed rates of the government. The Vigilance Bureau has also directed MC officials to stop work in connection with these tenders.


High Court
Plea against closure of apni mandi
Chandigarh, October 17
The PGI Campus Residents Welfare Society, through president R.K. Khanchi, and Sector 11 Residents Welfare Society have moved the High Court on the issue of scraping apni mandi in Sector 15 by the municipal corporation of Chandigarh.


Theft at Shiv temple
Chandigarh, October 17
R.S. Singla, a resident of Sector 32, has filed a complaint with the police alleging that as many as 17 silver crowns, seven silver ‘chattars’, six gold nose pins and one silver snake was stolen from Pracheen Shiv Temple, Sector 32, during the intervening night of October 15-16. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 34 police station.

Man bids to kill wife in Panchkula
Panchkula, October 17
In a fit of rage under the influence of liquor a resident of Kharak Mangoli slum allegedly attempted to kill his wife by setting her on fire here yesterday. Soon after the crime the husband, realising his mistake, tried to dowse the fire and injured himself also.

7 quintals of spurious sweets seized
Mohali, October 17
Officials of the health department today seized seven quintals of sweets prepared for sale around Diwali out of spurious khoya after intercepting a vehicle, which was carrying the stock.


Record-breaking Tendulkar gets standing ovation
Mohali, October 17
Time: 2.31 pm, long wait was over as a hit towards the third man from the Master Blaster willow brought cheers to the entire nation.

Hockey Tourney
Cheema academy beats Hyderabad 4-0
Chandigarh, October 17
Hyderabad Hockey Academy suffered their second successive defeat as they lost to Cheema Hockey Academy of Batala by 4-0 in a pool B match of the Ist Administrator's Challenge Cup Hockey Tournament being conducted by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Hockey Stadium in Sector 42 here today.

Invited students left to brave heat without food, water
Mohali, October 17
Hundreds of students from rural area of Punjab, who had been invited to witness the India-Australia test, were at the mercy of the event organisers as they were left without food and water. Around 5,000 students from different schools of Punjab had come to the PCA to watch the match.

At last, students enjoy free meal outside the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Vee Soccer Cup
DPS Pinjore beat St Xavier's on penalties
Chandigarh, October 17
St Xavier's School of Panchkula and Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, Chandigarh began their campaign with easy victories in the second Ess Vee Soccer Cup for under-15 at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

Bhullar fires 4 under to move to 11th slot
Chandigarh, October 17
Twenty-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar of Kapurthala fired a four under par 67 card to climb up the ladder to occupy the tied 11th slot at the midway stage of the US $ 5 lakh Midea China Classic at Guangzhou in China today.

Golf camp for youngsters
Chandigarh, October 17
With the festive season in full swing the Chandigarh Golf Club is gearing up to conduct a six-day coaching camp for youngsters between seven and 15 years starting October 21.

Basketball Tourney
Moksh Chirag excels with 20 points
Pinjore, October 17
Hosts Delhi Public School defeated DPS, Manali, by 23-13 points in the North Zone I Inter- Delhi Public School Basketball Tournament for Boys (u-14) being played at the at DPS courts here today.


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