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German tourist was raped: CFSL
Chandigarh, November 11
The Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory report in the alleged molestation case of German tourist has confirmed her rape. While the report has confirmed rape by Pankaj, the possibility of her being gangraped are being considered “immensely high” as another condom recovered from the spot contains the semen of another accused Manvir Singh alias Jolly.

DAV Sodomy Case
Probe report out, with loose ends
Chandigarh, November 11
After dilly-dallying for almost a month, the DAV, Sector 8, authorities have finally submitted an inquiry report into the alleged sodomy case of a class VI child by fellow students.

Vacate house, MC to ex-DC
Garewal also told to deposit Rs 8.62 lakh as rent
Mohali, November 11
The former Mohali deputy commissioner H.I.S.Garewal has been asked by the Municipal Council to vacate the house illegally occupied by him for more than a year and also deposit Rs 8.62 lakh as rent for the period of his stay.

Sec-63 Scheme
Borderline Case
CHB dropped 175 flats to avoid spat
Chandigarh, November 11
The absence of proper demarcation between the boundaries of Chandigarh and Mohali has cost the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) crores of rupees. While the CHB had initially planned the Sector 63 Housing Scheme for 1,976 dwellings, it allotted only 1,801 yesterday, as the remaining 175 flats fell in a “disputed” territory.

‘Rowdy’ show by Landran students
Chandigarh, November 11
Chaos ruled city roads today as hundreds of students of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, held a road show to promote the coming two-day cultural fest “Parivartan” beginning November 15.


Doctor booked for raping 25-yr-old
Mohali, November 11
The local police has booked a doctor for allegedly raping a 25-year-old girl of village Teor on the pretext of marrying her.


Children take part in nagar kirtan on the occasion of Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune Impact
Office in Residential Area
Estate office serves notice on NCB
Chandigarh, November 11
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the premier agency responsible for maintaining law and order, has been found to be on the wrong side of law. For, the Chandigarh estate office has issued a notice to the bureau for running its office from a residential area.

Kanishka Bombing
Canadian team to quiz Hawara, Bheora
Chandigarh, November 11
An investigating team consisting five officials of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrived in the city today to re-investigate the Kanishka bombing in 1985.

No regular police force for Mohali
Mohali, November 11
The Punjab government has been delaying the sanctioning of a regular force for the Mohali district. At present, to manage the law and order situation, cops from the other districts have been deputed here as a stop-gap arrangement.

A devotee performs at a procession to mark Gurpurb celebrations in Mohali on Tuesday.
A devotee performs at a procession to mark Gurpurb celebrations in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Build houses for needy: CPI
Chandigarh, November 11
Criticising the Chandigarh Administration for formulating the policies only for rich segment, the local unit of the CPI today emphasised that the middle income and lower income strata has been totally ignored when it comes to housing.

‘Charan Das Chor’— story of an honest thief
Chandigarh, November 11
Formulating the concept of comedy, Ben Johnson once said, “It is the mission of comedy to depict contemporary life, in its varied manifestations, with moral intent.” Director Zulfiqar Khan made a bold attempt in this regard through staging of a play, “Charan Das Chor” on the second day of the ongoing 3rd Chandigarh Theatre Fest at the Tagore Theatre here today.

40 illegal structures razed
Chandigarh, November 11
Four acres of land was vacated during a joint demolition drive by the municipal corporation, Chandigarh, and estate office at Butrela village here today.

Check rising prices of PID drugs: Doc
Chandigarh, November 11
As the costs of life-saving drug for Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) disorder have suddenly become out of reach and are threatening the life of many children, parents of these children today appeal to the authorities to govern the prices of such drugs. Also, they are requested to individuals, corporate houses and NGO to help them out.

Anganwari worker Santosh Kaur, who is on fast unto death, being taken by a woman police official to a hospital, in Chandigarh on Tuesday . Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh Carnival
Home secy inspects venue
Chandigarh, November 11
Home secretary Ram Niwas yesterday inspected the venue of the Chandigarh Carnival at Leisure Valley, Sector 10.

IT officials attach 6.5 acre land
Chandigarh, November 11
Income tax officials today attached an agricultural land of Kuldeep Singh, resident of Ropar, to recover tax arrears to the tune of Rs 68 lakh.

Child falls into ditch, rescued
Chandigarh, November 11
Himanshu, a two-year-old kid of Dadu Majra, fell into a three-foot deep ditch at his home while playing. The child fell into it but was recovered by his mother minutes after she saw him drowning.

Sector-23 shop gutted
Chandigarh, November 11
A department store was reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in the building in Sector 23 this morning.

CCTV cameras or showpiece
Panchkula is the second city after Delhi in the northern region to install the CCTV cameras at major traffic-light points.


Online library for correspondence MBA students
UIAMS to start virtual classroom
Chandigarh, November 11
The students of MBA off campus at Panjab University will now be able to access management books online. This has been made possible at the University Institute of Applied Management Sciences of Panjab University that has signed an agreement with a service-provider agency to provide the facility of accessing books online.

From Schools & Colleges
Education Day celebrated
Chandigarh, November 11
Punjab Engineering College celebrated National Education Day today wherein the faculty members spoke to the students about the ‘Future of Education in PEC’. The director, Dr Manoj Dutta, presided over and accentuated the need of industry interface in technical education. Dr Shiv Narayan emphasised that in the present context the system of higher education should equip students with adequate skills.

PU Notes
Student leaders resolve to shun violence
Chandigarh, November 11
After the recent incidents of violence on Panjab University campus, the authorities today held an all-party meeting of students. In the meeting, it was decided to hold similar meetings every month to gauge the situation. The student representatives of various organisations resolved unanimously to shun violence and to solve any kind of difference in opinion with dialogue.

Home secy visits schools
Chandigarh, November 11
Home-cum-health secretary Ram Niwas today paid visit to various healthcare and educational institutes. He visited Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 47-D, Government High School (GHS), Colony No. 4, Prayaas building, Sector 38 and civil hospital, Mani Majra.

Speed governors in school buses opposed
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh School Bus Operators Welfare Association today resented the decision of the Chandigarh Administration to make the installation of speed governors mandatory from December 1.

International Students Day celebrated
Chandigarh, November 11
A colourful cultural programme by foreign students was the highlight of the International Students Day at Government College, Sector 11, here today.


Rising Thefts
Shopkeepers meet DSP
Kalka, November 11
A delegation of shopkeepers, headed by Ajay Singla, met with Kalka DSP Daya Nand, regarding the increasing number of theft incidents in the town and its vicinity.

Girls at an exhibition of science models organised by Patiala Sahoday School on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Red Ribbon Express to arrive Ambala on Nov 14
Ambala, November 11
The Red Ribbon Express launched under AIDS awareness programme will arrive here on Ambala Cantt railway station on November 14. This train has already covered 180 districts nationwide and on November 14 it will enter Haryana after its last destination in Ludhiana.

Chitkara students win 4 national awards
Rajpura, November 11
Students of the Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology won four national awards (2 gold medals and 2 silver medals) in the 39th All India Engineering Students Design Competition, 2008 conducted by the National Design and Research Forum, Institution of Engineers (India).

Doaba colleges sign MoU with UK varsity
Kharar, November 11
About thirty students of final year of Doaba Polytechnic College had an interactive session with the representatives of University of Wolverhampton UK.

Five booked for forgery
Dera Bassi, November 11
The local police today booked five persons, including a woman, in a fake bill case at Dera Bassi.

Students stir ends with Makkar’s visit
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 11
The protests of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College students ended today with the visit of SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar. The students were protesting against the college principal for his alleged disrespect to Guru Granth Sahib during a religious ceremony few days back.

Principal secy to CM visits grain markets
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 11
The principal secretary to Chief Minister, Darbara Singh Guru, visited various grain markets, and take stock of the paddy lifting process here today. He also enquired about the problems of farmers, and urged the officials concerned to look into the grievances of the farmers.


Consumer Courts
Tata telecom penalised Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, November 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Tata Tele Services to pay compensation of Rs 50,000 in compensation for indulging in unfair trade practices by trying to fool people by introducing a contest whereby it pocketed crores of rupees.

High Court
States to maintain data
Chandigarh, November 11
The high court is in favour of better tabulation of data in important cases. A Division Bench of the high court, comprising Justice K.S Garewal and Justice Jatindra Chauhan, has suggested that the states of Punjab and Haryana should maintain the record on important events in the cases.

Rape of Minor
Order on Kushal’s bail plea reserved
Panchkula, November 11
Additional Session Judge Sanjiv Jindal today reserved the order on anticipatory bail plea of Kushal Kaushal, one of the accused in the alleged gang rape case of a minor schoolgirl. The order is likely to be pronounced tomorrow.


55-yr-old found dead
Mohali, November 11
The body of Sahib Singh (55), a resident of Mullanpur village, was found floating in the village pond here this morning. The wife of the victim had lodged a missing person’s complaint yesterday at the Mullanpur police post.

3 RIMT students injured in clash
Mohali, November 11
Three students of RIMT Polytechnic College were injured in a clash last evening. The boys were from Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College RIMT and Polytechnic College — RIMT.

Cop commits suicide
Chandigarh, November 11
A 38-year-old police constable, Kuldeep Singh allegedly ended his life through jumping himself from the top floor of his residence at Sector 26 police lines, at 5.30 pm, here. Though no suicide note was found from the spot, the police cited depression behind the extreme step.

Jawan commits suicide
Mohali, November 11
One person allegedly committed suicide and another died in a road accident here . Jaswinder Singh, an Army jawan, died after allegedly consuming poison at his native village, Midanpura, here yesterday. The jawan had come on leave. The police handed over the body to the family members after the postmortem.

Man accuses son of forgery
Chandigarh, November 11
Umesh Nayyar, a resident of Patiala, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his son Deepak Nayyar, a resident of Sector 18, was charging rent by using his fake signature on the rent receipt.

Student killed in accident
Chandigarh, November 11
Manpreet Singh (24) was killed in a road accident near ISBT, Sector 43, last night. According to police sources, Manpreet was going along with his friends Gurdeep Singh and Gurjeet Singh on a motor cycle after having a dinner. He was a student of an engineering college in Punjab and was on his training schedule at PTL, Mohali. His motor-cycle hit the divider of the road separating Sectors 52-53.

Student caught stealing mobile
Chandigarh, November 11
The police yesterday arrested Rahish Azad, an engineering student of a Fatehgarh Sahib-based college, along with two stolen mobile phones.

Theft in Sector 9 house
Panchkula, November 11
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery from a residence of Sector 9, here, last night. According to information, the owners, B.B. Khetar Paul, along with his family, had gone to Delhi to attend a marriage of his relative and were scheduled to return this evening.

Mystery over constable’s death
Chandigarh, November 11
Mystery shrouds the death of Kulwant Singh (37), a constable of ITBP, who died of a gunshot injury at barrack this night.


Gagan leads in Samarvir Sahi Golf
Chandigarh, November 11
Gagan Verma sank three birdies on the back nine after firing a par 36 at the turn to take the lead on the opening day of the LG Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championship on the par 72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

The Chandigarh football team lead by Seharaj (Captain) bagged the gold medal after defeating the host team Goa by 3-1 in the School National Games at Malegoan from November 1 to 6. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Skating coach’s functioning under scanner
Accused of selecting team without conducting trials
Panchkula, November 11
The functioning of the district skating coach, Panchkula, A.D. Sharma has once again come under scanner with the parents of roller skating players filling a complaint against him with Rajender Kataria, DC, Panchkula for sending names of the team without conducting trials here today.

Cricket Tourney
Stephen's, GNPS set up title clash
Chandigarh, November 11
St Stephen's School, Sector 45 and Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 set up a title clash as they will meet in the final of the 5th Moly Carver Memorial Cup Cricket Tournament for high schools being jointly organised by the St Stephen's School and Dronacharya Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy here today.

SGGS College lift trophy
Chandigarh, November 11
SGGS College, Sector 26, got the better of SCD Government College, Ludhiana, to lift the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (men) Championship for the year 2008-09 here today at PU grounds.

Jubilant SGGS College, Sector 26, after winning the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (men) Championship on PU grounds on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan


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