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PU on wrong side of tax dept
No TDS carried out for two years
Chandigarh, September 18
The Panjab University authorities could be heading for trouble with the income tax department for allegedly violating rules pertaining to TDS (tax deduction at source).

Mansa Devi Temple decked up on the eve of the Navratras at Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Process to declare baba PO begins
Mohali, September 18
The role of revenue officials for facilitating bogus land transactions at Dera Bassi for Baba Prithpal Singh, chairman of the Shiromani Sant Khalsa International Foundation who operated from Gurdwara Gur Sagar Sahib near Sukhna Lake has come under scanner.
Initiating the process of declaring Baba Prithpal Singh a proclaimed offender, an official of the Chandigarh police puts a document outside his house at Gurdwara Gur Sagar Sahib near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. Initiating the process of declaring Baba Prithpal Singh a proclaimed offender, an official of the Chandigarh police puts a document outside his house at Gurdwara Gur Sagar Sahib near Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



Burail Jailbreak
4th witness also turns hostile
Chandigarh, September 18
The Burial jailbreak case involving the alleged assassins of former CM Beant Singh — Parmajit Bheora, Jagtar Singh Hawara, Jagtar Singh Tara — today took a turn when yet another witness turned hostile.

Power set to cost more
Chandigarh, September 18 Power tariff hike is on the cards in the city. Taking a cue from neighbouring Punjab, the Chandigarh administration has set the process of hiking power tariff in motion by inviting bids for hiring a consultant for doing a feasibility study.

Road Rage
Principal Secy’s son beaten up
Chandigarh, September 18
The son of a senior Punjab bureaucrat was left with a perforated ear membrane in an incident of road rage in the city last night. The incident reportedly took place around 8.30 pm on the road separating Sectors 4 and 9 when a group of youngsters travelling in two cars attacked the 25-year-old son of DS Guru, Principal Secretary to the Punjab Chief Minister.


Vita booths don’t heed DC orders
A Vita booth selling local made ice cream at Mata Mansa Devi Temple complex at Panchkula on Friday.Continue to sell local made ice creams at Mansa Devi Temple
Panchkula, September 18
The efforts of the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board to provide best of quality products to devotees at the premises seems to have gone futile as the shopkeepers in the area have been found flouting the norms blatantly.

A Vita booth selling local made ice cream at Mata Mansa Devi Temple complex at Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Students of St Mary’s School perform during a function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Now, prisons to be tourist spots
Chandigarh, September 18

You may soon find prisons arresting your attention with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) coming out with plan of promoting “prison tourism” in the country.

Swine Flu
Health officials review strategy
Chandigarh, September 18
In the wake of the detection of positive swine flu cases from two schools — Bhawan Vidyalaya Sector-27 and Delhi Public School Sector-40 — the UT health department convened a meeting to review the strategy for curbing H1N1 influenza.

Hedge Bylaw Violation-III
Southern sectors worst hit
Chandigarh, September 18
Roads in southern sectors are getting narrower by the day, thanks to encroachment by residents on government land adjoining their houses.

Few takers for rly ticket booking counter at Phase I
Mohali, September 18
The railway ticket booking counter at the Phase I post office here has failed to attract many prospective travellers since its inauguration less than two months ago.

Failed Public Transport-IV
Car pool, better traffic signals viable solutions
Chandigarh, September 18
Car pool is the most effective means of handling the burgeoning traffic on city roads, feels Prof Harish Bhatia, a transportation consultant and former teacher at Punjab Engineering College.

STA secy to replace DPI?
Chandigarh, September 18
Though the police is yet to confirm the alleged role of DPI (S) Samwartak Singh in the cash-for-job scam, the administration is contemplating to shift his charge to STA secretary Vandana Disodia.

Assembly Poll
No papers filed on 1st day
Panchkula, September 18
Not even a single nomination was filed on the first day of the filing of the nominations for the forthcoming assembly elections here today.

IT survey yields Rs 8.5 crore
Chandigarh, September 18
The survey conducted by the income tax authorities on four premises owned by Bansal General Pvt Ltd on Wednesday yielded Rs 8.5 crore to the department.

Allotment Row
HC notice of motion for Oct 5
Chandigarh, September 18
Less than a week after a local court dismissed the bail petition of municipal councillor Davinder Singh Babla, Justice Rajesh Bindal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for October 5.

Markets to be filmed for encroachment
Chandigarh, September 18
Representatives of the Beopar Mandal attended an enforcement committee meeting of the municipal corporation under the chairmanship of MPS Chawla to remove the encroachments in marketplaces held today.

Move to amend Prisons Act
Chandigarh, September 18
Nearly 115 years after it came into force, the Ministry of Home Affairs has initiated the move to bring amendments to the Prisons Act of 1894. MHA’s joint secretary NS Kalsi said even if two states agree on the issue, they would go ahead with the amendment.

Another student falls from bus; injured
Panchkula, September 18 Close on the heels of fatal fall of a student from a roadways bus on Wednesday, a student got injured when he fell while boarding a bus her today. The injured was admitted to a general hospital in Sector 6.

102 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, September 18
A blood donation camp was organised at Doaba Institute of Engineering and Technology (DIET), Kharar, in collaboration with Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector-16, Chandigarh.

Buy furniture from jail factory, govt offices told
Chandigarh, September 18
All government offices, schools and colleges have been directed to purchase furniture from the factory at the Burail Jail.

DTO gives last chance to traffic offenders
Mohali, September 18
As a number of traffic offenders have failed to pay their challan amounts, the District Transport Office has decided to give one last chance to them to do so at a special camp being organised here on October 4.

Brijendra Singh appointed DC
Chandigarh, September 18
The Chandigarh administration has appointed Brijendra Singh Deputy Commissioner for three years, a press note said here today. He will work as District Magistrate, Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Agriculture Census Commissioner, president of the Zila Sainik Welfare Board, additional chief electoral officer, secretary of the Marketing Board, Controller Civil Defence, Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Estate Officer, Director, Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Director, Agriculture, and Labour Commissioner in addition to his duties. TNS


From Schools & Colleges
Students made aware of traffic rules
Mohali, September 18
A traffic awareness programme was organised at Shivalik Public School here today. Inspector Devinder Singh, in charge traffic cell, Mohali police, explained traffic rules through charts and diagrams to students of the school. He said such awareness programmes were being conducted in various schools as part of education campaign.

Self-service doesn’t enthuse PU boarders
Chandigarh, September 18
Panjab University’s decision to discontinue with the catering facility and introduce “self-service” in girls’ hostel has irked students.


National Saras fair from Oct 1
Ropar, September 18
The city would play host to this year’s national-level Saras (Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Societies) Fair 2009 to be held at Nehru Stadium from October 1 to October 12.
Saras is being promoted as an umbrella brand for promoting rural and handicraft products. Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Priyank Bharti said the twelve days exhibition-cum-fair would commence at 10 am on October 1 and would be open from 9 am to 8 pm daily.

Dist admn seeks Rs 43.46 crore aid
Ropar, September 18
In order to provide mandatory 100 days employment to 21,200 beneficiaries (job card holders) under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme, the district administration has forwarded a proposal of Rs 43.46 crore to the Union ministry through the state government.

1 killed, 5 injured in accident
Patiala, September 18
In yet another incident of negligent driving, Army personnel Gautam Chakarvarti was killed in an accident while five others were injured near the Patiala bus stand today. One of the injured, Rupinder Kaur (22), who belongs to Sanour, is seriously injured and her condition is said to be critical. Other injured are Sarabjit Singh and Yadwinder Singh, both from Bathinda, Gurdhyan Singh and Darbian Kumar.

642 boxes of liquor seized
Dera Bassi/Lalru, September 18
The Mohali police today seized 642 boxes of illegal liquor being smuggled from Chandigarh in three separate cases. The police arrested three persons in this regard and impounded vehicles.

PSHRC asks SSP for report
Rajpura, September 18
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has taken cognisance of a complaint filed by father of a Mohali youth, Sahil, who drowned in the Ganda Kheri canal at Rajpura on August 10.

National Sprints Meet begins
Patiala, September 18
National Sprints Meet kicked off today at NIS, Patiala, in which athletes from various parts of the country participated. GS Randhawa, first Arjuna Awardee of the country, was also present on the occasion.

Bathinda record victory
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 18
Bathinda defeated Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab Men and Women Netball Championship held at Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School today.


High Court
‘Fickle’ college lecturer sent to Nari Niketan
Chandigarh, September 18
“Married”, separated and together again. It may sound like the script of one of those ‘k’ serials you loathe to see on the small screen, but the real life story came alive in the court of Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court this evening.

Consumer Court
PU told to pay Rs 1,000
Chandigarh, September 18
Not sending the study material to a student through post has cost Panjab University Rs 1,000 as the District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed it to pay the compensation and also refund Rs 510 which were charged as the postal fee along with the litigation charges.

Inderjit Case
Non-bailable warrants issued against former DSP
Chandigarh, September 18
A local court issued non-bailable warrants against a former DSP-rank official, who was deputed in the CBI in early 90s, in over 20-year-old Inderjit death case.
The presence of the DSP as a prosecution witness is crucial for the case, as sources claimed that it was the DSP who in his report had submitted that Inderjit was murdered and had not committed suicide.

BKU leader’s pre-arrest bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, September 18
A local court today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of BKU leader who was allegedly involved in the recent protest by the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) and the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Employee Joint Forum that led to violent clashes between the police and the protesters. One person was killed and over 80 others, including 34 policemen, were injured in the incident.


6 projectors stolen from St Anne’s
Chandigarh, September 18
Thieves decamped with six projectors from St Anne’s Convent School in Sector 32.
SR Felicia, school principal, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that six projectors were stolen from her school between September 12 and 14. A case has been registered.

Man held for sneaking into Raj Bhavan
Chandigarh, September 18
An Uttaranchal resident was caught red-handed while gaining entry into Punjab Raj Bhavan by scaling the back wall last evening. According to the police, the accused 22-year-old Anand Singh scaled the wall and jumped inside the Raj Bhavan complex around 8.28 pm.

The ransacked office of a salon where a theft took place in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Friday. Theft at Sector-8 salon
Cash, CCTV equipment stolen
Chandigarh, September 18
Defying safety gadgets installed at a popular salon in the city, thieves not only decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 4 lakh but also reportedly took away the CCTV recording equipment.

The ransacked office of a salon where a theft took place in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Man held with smack worth Rs 2 crore
Zirakpur, September 18
The CIA wing of the district police today seized 950 gm of smack worth Rs 2 crore in the international market from a resident of Himachal Pradesh at Chhat village in Zirakpur.


Double delight for DAV in TT
Chandigarh, September 18
DAV Public School, Sector 8, claimed the boys’ and girls’ under-14 titles in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Cluster XIII Table Tennis Tournament being hosted by Baynan Tree School, Sector 48, at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today.

Inderjeet eyes gold at national meet
Chandigarh, September 18
Inderjeet Sihag, a student of SD Model School, Sector 32, has the spunk to down his rivals and make a mark in boxing. When most of the students of his age are busy studying, Inderjeet likes to sweat it out in the ring, three times a day.

GN Khalsa emerge winners
Chandigarh, September 18
A player in action at Panjab University on Friday. Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, won the Panjab University Inter-College Softball (women) Championship held at Panjab University today.
Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, and GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, won the second, third and fourth positions, respectively.

A player in action at Panjab University on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

SN Vohra hockey meet from Sept 19
Chandigarh, September 18
The 39th SN Vohra All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament is being organised from September 19 to 27 at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium at 4.15 pm.


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