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High drama marks cop’s arrest
Shopkeepers allege a frame-up, CBI says strong evidence against him
Chandigarh, November 7
High drama prevailed at the Sector 17 Plaza, here this afternoon when sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a decorated (recipient of President’s Medal) sub-inspector (SI) Sanjiv Kumar, in-charge of the Neelam Police Post and Subhash Kataria, a representative of traders in the Sector 17 market, in a corruption case.

IT Habitat Project
UT ‘misguides’ parliamentary panel
Chandigarh, November 7
The integrated habitat project at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park(RGCTP) continues to be in news for wrong reasons.

Order to vacate pasted outside
supdt’s house

Chandigarh, November 7
Continuing the offensive against the beleaguered hostel superintendent Vijay Jaiswal, the DAV Sector 8, authorities barred his entry to hostel and school premises and pasted an order to this effect outside his gate.

Punjab colleges flout fee-waiver
Mohali, November 7
Certain private technical colleges in the district are under the scanner for not implementing the Punjab government’s much-touted project to provide free education to the poor and not-so-poor brilliant students.



An anti-encroachment drive in progress at Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Friday. 200 structures razed in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, November 7
The anti-encroachment wing of the UT Estate Office and the Municipal Corporation today jointly removed encroachments in Colony No. 4 adjoining the Industrial Area-Phase I.

An anti-encroachment drive in progress at Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Bottlenecks fetter flow of traffic
Motorists negotiate the zigzag turn near the Kalibari temple in Sector 47. Stretch near Colony No. 5
most accident-prone
Chandigarh, November 7
Even as the motorists are using Purv Marg from the Tribune Chowk to Sector 47 and Vikas Marg from Sector 47 to 39 as the bypass, the UT administration is yet to remove obstructions on the way, hampering smooth flow of traffic.
Motorists negotiate the zigzag turn near the Kalibari temple in Sector 47.
Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Jan Shatabdi to halt at Mohali
Mohali, November 7
There is good news for the residents of Mohali and those living in the southern sectors of Chandigarh.

Inflammable chemicals produced despite ban
Panchkula, November 7
Putting the lives of thousands of people at risk, two chemical units in the Industrial Area here continue to cock a snook at the authorities concerned by continuing the production of inflammable industrial thinner despite being sealed by the Haryana Pollution Control Board following a devastating fire that raged in one of the units for 17 long hours in August this year.

The labourers busy in manufacturing and dispatching chemicals at the Gaurav Industries and Colour Udyog in Industrial Area, Panchkula, on Friday.
The labourers busy in manufacturing and dispatching chemicals at the Gaurav Industries and Colour Udyog in Industrial Area, Panchkula, on Friday. Tribune photos

Notices to 100 coaching centres
Chandigarh, November 7
The fire department of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has finally woken up to the safety of 75,000-odd students studying in private coaching centres and has issued notices to over 100 such institutes asking them to follow the laid down fire safety norms on their premises.

When love is the bridge between faiths
Another couple which faced odds that a mixed marriage throws up
Chandigarh, November 7
The recent controversy surrounding the inter-faith marriage of Manoj who was
booked by local police on the charges of kidnapping an allegedly minor girl, whom
he claimed to have married last month, brings a feeling of deja vu to Rizwana and
Vijay Kumar.

PU in action mode, security to be trained
Chandigarh, November 7
The university authorities were back to putting in place corrective measures after the attack on SOPU president yesterday in front of the VC’s house.

2,000 students compete in PECFest
Chandigarh, November 7
One of India’s biggest inter-college annual festivals, “PECFest 2008”, being organised by Punjab Engineering College, in association with Vodafone, began with zeal today.

Rollback in rents of Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, November 7
In a development that may sound musical to the ears of the artist community, the Chandigarh administration today effected a major rollback in rents of the Tagore Theatre here.

GMADA acts tough on coloniser
Mohali/Zirakpur), November 7
In a far-reaching order protecting the rights of investors in private colonies, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has given 15 days time to the promoters of Silver City, Zirakpur, to fulfil the promise of providing basic amenities to the residents.

Relief for Bansal
Chandigarh, November 7
Prime accused in cash-at-judge’s doorstep case Sanjeev Bansal got relief from the Bar Council of India (BCI) today. Acting on Bansal’s plea, the BCI has stayed further proceedings before disciplinary committee of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council.

Lt Gen Naidu visits paraplegic centre
Chandigarh, November 7
Vice-Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen M.L. Naidu today inaugurated the married accommodation constructed for inmates of the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) at Mohali. He also presented an air-conditioned ambulance to the PRC.

375 autos challaned
Chandigarh, November 7
As many as 375 auto-rick shaws were impounded or challaned from October 30 to November 5.

UT gram panchayat polls in Dec
Chandigarh, November 7
The general elections to the UT gram panchayats will be held in the second week of December next.

Polythene ban: Strict action needed
Chandigarh, November 7
The UT administration today clarified that all types of polythene/ plastic carry bags whether having handle or not are covered under the polythene ban and their manufacture, storage, transportation and use was illegal.

HDFC Bank to pay up Rs 4 lakh
Chandigarh, November 7
Upholding the order of the consumer forum, the State Consumer Disputes Rederssal Forum directed the appellant, HDFC Bank, to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to a resident of Sector 11 for forcibly lifting the vehicle of the complainant.

Students perform bhangra during Aghaaz at Panjab University on Friday.
Students perform bhangra during Aghaaz at Panjab University on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

500 take part in Aero-Space
Club contests

Chandigarh, November 7
As many as 500 members from the
Aero-Space Clubs of nine schools
in the city participated in several
competitions organised by the local
chapter of the Aeronautical Society
of India here today.


Curb snatching
Solar energy


Evening engg, polytechnics allowed on campuses
Chandigarh, November 7
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted permission to set up evening engineering and polytechnic colleges on the existing and the new institutions.

Digitally-advanced school in region
Panchkula, November 7
In order to cash on advanced educational requirements, Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, has decided to extend its operations with launching its global school here today.

GMSSS-19 gets first prize in science exhibition
Chandigarh, November 7
The 34th State Science Exhibition at State Institute of Education, Sector 32, concluded today with Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-19, receiving first prize in the category of senior secondary schools.

DAV students sensitised to water conservation
Panchkula, November 7
Celebrating the water conservation week, the students of Chaman Lal DAV Senior Secondary Public School, a wide array of activities were being held to sensitise the students about the importance of water and its conservation.


Sural Khurd, a hunting ground for moneymen
Even as the land is yet to be acquired for the thermal power plant
in Sural Khurd village, bankers and car dealers have already starting
wooing the villagers with freebies
Sural Khurd (Rajpura), November 7
A sleepy village otherwise, Sural Khurd, is now abuzz with commercial activity. The frequent visitors to village are bankers and car dealers eager to captivate villagers with offers. This is one of the seven villages of Rajpura where land is being acquired for the proposed thermal plant.

Villagers seek revision of land rates
Sural Khurd (Rajpura), November 7
A large number of villagers today opposed construction of the Rajpura thermal power plant demanding a revision of rates fixed for land acquired by the government.

Development eludes Paploha village
Kalka, November 7
Residents of Paploha village near Kalka are facing inconvenience these days due to the negligent attitude to the village panchayat.

Repair work hits traffic for hour
Kalka, November 7
Traffic on the National Highway-22 near the Kalka-Pinjore railway crossing was badly disrupted today for more than one hour.

Lover, his mother and friend arrested for murdering woman
Ropar, November 7
The Ropar police have solved a blind murder case wherein a woman was found killed near the canal in Chamkaur Sahib on November 3.

Four more accused held
Kharar, November 7
The police has arrested four more accused in the Bhago Majra gang rape case. Accused Fateh Singh alias Titu and Kamaljit Singh, who were arrested on Thursday, had disclosed the names of the four accused.

Barjinder surrenders in CBI court
Patiala, November 7
Barjinder Singh, alias Makhan, an accused in Moga sex scandal-cum-corruption case, surrendered in the CBI court of H.S. Madaan here today.

SBoP staff holds dharna
Patiala, November 7
On a call given by a state sector bank employees association, a day-long dharna was held by members of the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation here today.

Medical team given warm welcome
Patiala, November 7
A team of 50 doctors and paramedics that returned from Hazoor Sahib after organising a free medical camp during 300th year celebrations of the Gurta Gaddi of Guru Granth Sahib was accorded a warm welcome here at the local railways station.

ITI students protest
Ambala, November 7
Students of the local ITI boycotted the classrooms and demonstrated in front of the main gate of the institution today morning to press upon their demands. The principal of the institution was on leave today.

Voters’ list to be revised
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 7
Deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer Surjit Singh Dhillon has said the voters’ list for Vidhan Sabha constituencies Bassi Pathana-54, Fatehgarh Sahib-55 and Amloh-56 will be revised.

Students win five medals
Bassi Pathana, November 7
Students of Pine Grove Public School won five medals in the Punjab Open Table Soccer Championship held at Pathankot.


High drama prevails over children’s custody
Chandigarh, November 7
His tried to cling to the past, and everything that came his way. As the eight-year-old boy’s NRI mother took him and his two-year-old younger sister out of the Punjab and Haryana High Court under police escort, he struggled hard to stall the progress by grabbing whatever he could lay his tender hands on - hard metal railing cordoning of the parking area, even shirts of the passersby and the cops.

Razia (centre) while coming out of district courts, Sector 17 along with her sister-in-law after recording her statement here on Friday. Inter-faith marriage
Razia strikes a balance and bails out both her parents and in-laws
Chandigarh, November 7
It seems that the case of the inter-faith marriage is heading towards a happy ending, with the girl striking a perfect balance to save both the families-that of her husband and parents- from legal wrangles.

All’s well that ends well: Razia (centre) while coming out of district courts, Sector 17 along with her sister-in-law after recording her statement here on Friday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Gang rape accused seeks anticipatory bail
Panchkula, November 7
A youth living in Sector 12 has filed a petition in a local court for an anticipatory bail in the gangrape case here yesterday.


Shishu Niketan student commits suicide
Chandigarh, November 7
Rajat, a plus two student, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on last night. Son of a Chandigarh Police officer, Rajat was rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital from where he was referred to the PGI where he died in the wee hours.

Man commits suicide
Panchkula, November 7
A resident of Sector 14 has committed suicide here today. The body of the deceased, identified as Dharam Chand in his fifties, was found hanging with a ceiling fan in the evening.

Purse snatched, two youths booked
Mohali, November 7
The local police today registered a case of snatching on a complaint of Kamaljit Kaur, a resident of Phase IV.

Two decomposed bodies found
Panchkula, November 7
Two decomposed bodies were found lying in a pit near Information Technology (IT) park here today.


1,000 students participate in athletics meet
Chandigarh, November 7
As many as 1,000 students participated in various track and field events in the Annual Athletics Meet of Sri Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38, which concluded here today at the sports complex, Sector 46.

St Xavier’s, St Kabir annex titles
Panchkula, November 7
Defending champions New Public School (NPS), Sector 18, boys and girls teams were dethroned in the fifth Emily Gosain Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament, which was organised by St Xavier's School in Sector 21 here today.

Lahiri, Muniyappa share lead
Chandigarh, November 7
Uttam Singh Mundy of Chandigarh fired a hole in one as Anirban Lahiri and C. Muniyappa surged ahead to tie for the top slot on the penultimate day of the Rs 20 lakh PGTI Toyoto Atlis Open on the par 72 Eagleton greens near Bangalore today.

Day Two play abandoned in Asian Tour
Chandigarh, November 7
Second day's play in the US $50 lakh HSBC Champions’ Asian Tour event on the par 72 greens of the Sheshan International Golf Club at Shanghai in China had to be abandoned because of heavy rain today.

Football trials on Nov 10
Chandigarh, November 7
The Chandigarh Football Association will conduct selection trials on November 10 at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.


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