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‘Resumption notice’ for wrong reasons
Chandigarh, November 4

Strange but true! In a bizarre incident, the UT Estate Office has apparently served a wrong 'resumption notice' to a Sector 44 B resident for allegedly furnishing a false affidavit to obtain a house in the city.

Public hearing session but no listening
Chandigarh, November 4
The much-hyped public hearing session of administrator S.F. Rodrigues has failed to achieve its objective of redressing the grievances of the general public.

Admn provides wrong info
Says never sought legal opinion in any case
Chandigarh, November 4
Meet deadlines even at the cost of the authenticity of the information provided under the Right to Information Act (RTI). This seems to be the only agenda of the ‘babus’ of the Chandigarh administration while dealing with the RTI applications.


High cost of PID drug pains patients
Chandigarh, November 4
“No matter wherever I had to go, I would go. I even quit smoking to save every penny that I could. It was a question of my son’s life. He required drugs worth Rs 2,500 every month to remain alive. Now when the cost of the same drugs has shot up to Rs 16,000, my meagre savings serve no purpose and I don’t know what to do,” says a dejected Karamjeet Verma, whose six-year-old son Swastik is suffering from primary immune deficiency (PID) disorder.

Sukhna Tragedy
Father alleges murder
Chandigarh, November 4
A day after Ranjan Nelson was drowned to death in Sukhna lake, his father, Ashok Nelson, alleged that Ranjan was killed by Yaman, his employer’ son out of professional rivalry. He termed Yaman as the “mastermind” behind the killing of his son and demanded registration of a murder case against him.

Ashok Arora, father of Yaman, arguing with Ranjan’s mother at Sukhna Lake on Tuesday. She is accusing Yaman of killing her son at the lake on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Asstt prof booked for sending hate mail
Chandigarh, November 4
The cyber crime investigation cell of the Chandigarh Police today arrested Bhupinder Singh, an assistant professor of the Cyber Security Research Centre, computer sciences department of the Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Sector 12, on the charges of sending a mass hate mail against his senior.


Regularisation of structures
Sohana residents feel the indifference
Mohali, November 4
Residents of Akal Ashram Colony, Sohana, have alleged step-motherly treatment by GMADA and the Punjab government for not regularising their structures.

The structures in Akal Ashram Colony, Sohana, which have not been exempted from acquisition. A Tribune photograph

Prison Management
Human rights approach has ‘brought down’ crime rate
Chandigarh, November 4
In India, the human rights approach to prison management has largely brought down recidivism or habitual-relapse-into-crime rate to just 5.6 per cent, says Institute of Correctional Administration’s deputy director Dr Upneet Lalli.

Demolition team razes 28 flats in Sector 47
Chandigarh, November 4
Stone pelting and causing damage to JCB machines mark the demolition drive being carried out by the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Housing Board at Sector 47-C, here, today.

A JCB machine removes an illegal structure during the demolition drive at Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Landscape Architecture Conference
Big names to share dias
Chandigarh, November 4
Some of the big names in the field of landscape architecture will take part in the first-ever international conference on “emerging trends in landscape architecture” at the Government Museum and Art Gallery here on November 9.

Officials underplay ‘Parkview’deadline issue
Chandigarh, November 4
After failing to meet its own deadline twice (August 31 and October 31) for completion of the renovation of Hotel Parkview in Sector 24, the CITCO officials are yet not in a position to give the final date of opening the hotel in its ‘new avatar’.

Education Dept feels the heat
Transfer sword hangs on 100 clerks
Chandigarh, November 4
As many as 100 clerks of various educational institutions are in trouble as the Department of Higher Education is ready with the reshuffle order according to the Central Vigilance Commission directives.

Rajputs visit Kolkata
Chandigarh, November 4
Punjab and Chandigarh chapter of the Rajput Officers’ Association organised a trip for veterans and their family members to Kolkata and Port Blair. During their stay at Kolkata, they interacted with serving and retired officers of the Rajput Regiment settled there. A social meeting was organised by GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, Lt Gen V. K. Singh, who is also from the same regiment.


Just one counter for 10,000 students
Chandigarh, November 4
A single counter for around 10,000 Panjab University students for the sale of university examination forms is bound to result in total chaos.

Students wait for their turn to get examination forms at Panjab University on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Irregular students under UIET scanner
Parents to be kept informed about their ward’s attendance, performance through e-mails
Chandigarh, November 4
The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) has devised a novel way to deal with the students skipping their classes by making a database of e-mails ids of the parents to keep them informed about their ward’s regularity.

Ruckus in PU mess over room service
Chandigarh, November 4
Residents of boys hostel number 4 today created a ruckus over discontinuation of room service in their hostel. The students boycotted the food in the mess and a group of students didn’t allow anyone to take dinner.

From Schools
Science exhibition begins at State Institute of Education
Chandigarh, November 4
The 34th State Science Exhibition was inaugurated today by Pradip Mehra, adviser to the UT administrator at State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here.

Students explain Maths model at the 34th state science exhibition in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU all out to ‘favour’ old-timers
Chairpersons of depts shot off letters to DUI, V-C suggesting more remuneration to the retired teachers for their lectures
Chandigarh, November 4
It seems that the Panjab University authorities are going out of their way to prove their affinity with the recently retired teachers, for not only the retired lot is being offered re-employment, but also being considered for the guest faculty.


Two brothers among 4 booked for theft
Used master key to gain access
Kharar, November 4
Four persons, including two brothers, have been booked for committing theft in a house by using a duplicate master key. The incident came to light after Vikas Garg, a resident of ward No. 14, approached the Kharar police. In his complaint, he stated that the brothers — Ranjit Singh and Manjit Singh — had been delivering milk to his family. Their mother worked as maid at the complainant’s house.

State penalised for absence of witness
Ambala, November 4
Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ambala, M. M. Dhonchak has imposed a penalty of Rs 1,400 on the state in state versus Gurmukh Singh and others case for not producing the prosecution witness on scheduled date. The court has issued an order to district magistrate for the depositing of penalty amount. A copy of the court order was also sent to IG, Ambala range.

Martial Arts Academy to start from next session
Anandpur Sahib, November 4
The Dasmesh Martial Arts Academy is expected to function from the next academic session, 10 years after its inauguration.

Keep away fanaticism from religion: VC
Patiala, November 4
"Religious harmony to a great extent has caved into the tremendous pressure unleashed by religious fanaticism around the globe. Only true religious leaders and preachers can save the quintessence of spiritualism from further damage” remarked Dr Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor Punjabi University, while presiding over Sardarani Kailash Kaur Memorial Lecture on "Swami Vivekananda: The Exponent of Religious Harmony".

Minor sent to Nari Niketan
Ambala, November 4
The police has sent a minor girl from Assam to Nari Niketan yesterday, who was offered a household job at a residence in the Ambala city by a placement agency of Delhi.


2 more lok adalats from Nov 10
Chandigarh, November 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court is all set to do what it has never done before. For bringing more and more warring sides face to face for amicable resolution of issues, it is increasing the number of lok adalats from one to three from November 10.

3 convicted in murder case
Chandigarh, November 4
Additional District and Sessions Judge R. S. Attri convicted Mewa Ram, Sucha Singh and Darshan Singh today for murdering a person, Raju, after a trial of three years. While the court acquitted Raj Kumar and Maheshi.

Citibank to pay up Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, November 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Citibank to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to a former employee of DELL for not releasing his provident fund.

Food inspector gets 1-yr RI in graft case
Chandigarh, November 4
CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jian today sentenced food inspector Sanjay Kumar Bahrol to rigorous imprisonment (RI) of one year for demanding bribe at district courts. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the accused.

Justice Kannan to take oath today
Chandigarh, November 4
Pursuant to his transfer, Justice K. Kannan of the Madras High Court will be sworn in as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday. The number of the high court judges with his transfer will increase to 48.

Kahlon case
VB seeks 2-month time
Mohali, November 4
In an eight-year-old Punjab vigilance case pertaining to the purchase of 103 JCB machines by former rural development and panchayat minister Nirmal Singh Kahlon today took a new turn.


Man held with leopard skin
Chandigarh, November 4
The Operations Cell of the Chandigarh Police arrested a Mandi resident and recovered a leopard skin from his possession. The accused worked at a liquor vend in the city.

Gang of thieves busted; 3 held
Chandigarh, November 4
The police has busted a three-member gang of thieves who worked as domestic servants and cooks and decamped with valuables from houses in a few days. Besides this, the police has arrested three juvenile drug addicts involved in several cases of mobile phone thefts.

18-year-old shot at on Zirakpur-Panchkula highway
Operated upon at PGI; still critical
Zirakpur, November 4
An 18 year-old school student, Satwinder Singh, was seriously injured after some unidentified youths allegedly shot at him in Green city, located on the Zirakpur-Panchkula highway. The assailants, who had come on a motorcycle, fled away from scene. The victim is a resident of Mamta Enclave.


Jeev eyes second Asian crown
Chandigarh, November 4
Jeev Milkha Singh has set his eyes on an Asian Tour double crown. Yes, he trails leader Mark Brown of New Zealand by a little over US $1.5 lakh. He is aware that the next three Asian tournaments, which offer a combined purse of US $1.25 crore, can change the make-up of the merit list.

Hemang Badani of Chennai Superstars on his way to hit six against Royal Bengal Tigers on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tennis Circuit
Vishal beats Jatinder 6-1, 6-3
Chandigarh, November 4
Top seed Vishal Passi prevailed over Jatinder Singh 6-1, 6-3 in the boys’ under-14 to win the second-round match during the Asian Juniors Tennis Circuit held at Sector 10, Tennis Stadium, here today.

Cricket Meet
Harmanpreet rules the roost
Chandigarh, November 4
A terrific all-round performance by Harmanpreet Singh (81 and 3 for 19) paved the way for St Stephen's School- 45 to rout Saupin's School, Sector 32, by 146 runs in the opening match of the 5th Molly Carver Cricket Cup for High Schools at the St Stephen's ground here today.

SGGS College-26 win athletics meet
Chandigarh, November 4
SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, with 39 points annexed the championship in the women category in the Panjab University Inter-College Annual Athletics Meet that concluded here today on the PU ground. Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, and Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, got the second and third position.

A player in action in the long-jump event in PU on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Emily basketball tourney from today
Panchkula, November 4
Eleven men's and eight women's teams are taking part in the fifth Emily Gosain Memorial Basektball Tournament which is being organised by St Xavier's School, Panchkula, from November 5 to 7.

Twenty20 tourney
Panchkula, November 4
The Cricket Federation of Chandigarh is organising for the first time in the tricity a Twenty20 cricket tournament at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3.


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