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PG Accommodation
114 houses found flouting guidelines

Chandigarh, September 20
In a joint inspection drive, the Chandigarh Police, along with resident welfare associations of Sectors 18, 19 and 21, found 114 houses being used as paying guest (PG) accommodations in violations of guidelines. In one such accommodation, the police found 60 persons living in a house. 

Maloya residents up in arms
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Administration's controversial land acquisition policy has come under a cloud again with residents of Maloya village up in arms against the meagre land compensation of Rs 30.5 lakh per acre. This is in sharp contrast to the land compensation of Rs 55.22 lakh per acre in the same village a couple of months ago.

Nari Niketan Case
Admn unlikely to attend meeting
Says Trust appears to be backtracking
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Administration is quite perturbed over the attempts of the Delhi-based organisation, National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disability, to introduce “red-tape” over the issue of taking over the responsibilities of the mentally challenged and pregnant Nari Niketan rape victim.

Ambitious tourism projects fall flat
Chandigarh, September 20
The list of failed projects in tourism, initiated by the Union Territory in the recent past, underlines the gap between planning and execution that has led to the shelving of several plans boasting of new heights in international tourism. Some failed projects Rural tourism Cycle tourism Tourist I-cards Cruise at Sukhna Bed and breakfast scheme Open air cafeterias

Admn floats tenders for more such projects
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh administration has finalised details and even floated tenders for the realisation of certain high-flying projects to lend a distinct face to the City Tourism in the near future.


Divine lights: A mosque decked up on the eve of Id in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Divine lights: A mosque decked up on the eve of Id in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

PU admits lapse in filing IT returns
Chandigarh, September 20
A day after making tall claims of all being well with its TDS (Tax Deduction at Source), Panjab University has finally admitted to having failed to file the Income Tax returns. According to a report submitted by a two-member committee constituted by the university, the TDS were made though it had failed to file some returns that led to the trouble.

Cashing in on 'hurt sentiments'
In this season of ICC Champions Trophy, cricketers, both of present and past, are making news off the field too, at least in this city. While Yograj Singh, a former test cricketer and actor, is back in news with his decision to bat on the sticky field of politics as an INLD candidate for Panchkula constituency, the short tempered Bhajji recently got a clean chit from the Punjab and Haryana High Court for his 'Ravana' jig with Mona Singh.


Death of industrialist Batra’s servant
Victim’s wife alleges foul play
Chandigarh, September 20
Mystery shrouds the death of a former servant of a city-based businessman Naresh Batra, who had reportedly fallen to death at the latter’s Sector 18 residence, on the night of September 18.

Bad weather delays flights
Nita Ambani’s aircraft delayed by 3 hrs
Chandigarh, September 20
Poor visibility in the morning delayed the landing of a private aircraft of Nita Ambani, wife of Mukesh Ambani, owner of RIL, by about three hours today.

‘Endoscopy can treat pancreatitis complications’
Chandigarh, September 20
Dr Deepak Bhasin, gastroenterologist in the PGI, speaks on the role of endoscopy in pancreatitis on the second day of the PGI-AIIMS endoscopy course organised at the PGI in Chandigarh Endoscopy can treat life-threatening complications of pancreatitis, which causes excruciating abdominal pain and other serious complications like intra-abdominal fluid and pus collections and fluid accumulation in the pleura (the covering of lungs). This was stated by Prof Deepak Bhasin, gastroenterologists in the PGI, on the second day of the PGI-AIIMS endoscopy workshop organised at the PGI .

Dr Deepak Bhasin, gastroenterologist in the PGI, speaks on the role of endoscopy in pancreatitis on the second day of the PGI-AIIMS endoscopy course organised at the PGI in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Fuel bill trouble for PU VC
Chandigarh, September 20
Two RTI activists have raised objections against Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti on his alleged “extravagant” fuel bills and his plans to buy a Corolla.

Silky Avasthy of Ludhiana adjudged best student advocate
A high court judge and senior Panjab University officials at moot court competetion at the law department on Sunday. Chandigarh, September 20
Interesting arguments, critical comments, questions and counter questions were some of the main highlights at the concluding day of the Surana and Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition at Panjab University.

A high court judge and senior Panjab University officials at moot court competition at the law department on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Awareness session on income tax
Chandigarh, September 20
With an aim to make the youth raise their ethical standards and understand the impact of taxes, CII’s Young Indians Chandigarh Chapter organised an awareness session on income tax at The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Mohali recently.

National conference on accountancy begins
Chandigarh, September 20
A decentralised office of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India will be operative by October to benefit students of chartered accountancy of Chandigarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Partap is Bar Council head
The elected members being congratulated after winning the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana elections at the Law Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, September 20
Elections for the post of chairman and vice-chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana were held today under the chairmanship of Advocate General HS Hooda., Haryana, at the Law Bhawan, Sector 37.

The elected members being congratulated after winning the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana elections at the Law Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Mayors chair meeting
Chandigarh, September 20
Anju Chaudhary, Mayor of Gorkhpur (UP), held a meeting with Kamlesh, Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC). PK Sharma, Additional Commissioner, and SK Bansal, Chief Engineer, along with other senior officials, were present on the occasion.

e wild wild web
Lurking Dangers on the Web Space
The Internet is something which everyone has access to these days. It is a crucial part of our society. It has changed how we communicate and interact with each other. In fact it has become the vital medium. The number of Internet users is increasing day by day. People visit websites for information, entertainment and news. With just a mouse click, they can get any information on any subject they want to know.

Multi-purpose camp at old-age home 
Chandigarh, September 20
The Senior Citizens’ Association organised a multi-purpose camp at the Sector 15 Old Age Home recently. The camp will conclude on the Senior Citizen’s Day on October 1.
FODDER FOR THOUGHT: A woman toils hard to support her family. This photograph was taken by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari near Sector 39 in Chandigarh on Sunday afternoon.
FODDER FOR THOUGHT: A woman toils hard to support her family. This photograph was taken by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari near Sector 39 in Chandigarh on Sunday afternoon.

Dissidents a trouble for all parties
Panchkula, September 20
Though all parties are busy in finalising the names of their candidates for Panchkula and Kalka constituencies, claiming to have been fielding the strongest candidates, the dissidents are set to play spoilsport for a majority of them.

Justice Harbans S Rai dead
Chandigarh, September 20
Justice Harbans Singh Rai, who served the Punjab and Haryana High Court from 1986 to 1993, died today after a brief illness. He was 79. The cremation will take place tomorrow at the Sector 25 cremation ground at 12.30 pm.

DSE schemes to revive dead scrips
Mohali, September 20
The Delhi Stock Exchange (DSE) has announced two schemes to revive the dead scrips of the exchange and also to attract new companies to list.

Bunny visits Tribune Model Gram
Zirakpur, September 19
Jasjit Singh Bunny, MLA, Banur, today visited Tribune Model Gram, Bartana. Addressing a gathering, the MLA thanked the residents for his win and their dedication towards his father Lt-Capt Kanwaljit Singh. 

Anything for publicity

Ramlila artistes dress up as Ravana and Meghnad donate blood at a camp held at Aggarsen Bhavan in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Mass marriage ceremony held 
Mohali, September 20
Punjabi Cultural and Welfare Society, Mohali, and S Sukhdev Singh Gill Memorial Welfare Club, Mohali, organised a mass marriage ceremony in which around 21 girls were married off at the Ravidass Bhawan, Phase 7, Mohali.

Abhey Chautala convenes party meeting
Panchkula, September 20
To tackle dissidence in the party following the announcement of Yograj’s name as party candidate from Panchkula, Abhey Chautala, a senior leader of the Indian National Lok Dal, convened a meeting of local leaders at Chandigarh today. Though the details of meeting were not known, sources in the party said all issues were resolved and the dissidents, including Manoj Aggarwal, city president of party, agreed not to contest the elections independently.

Electrocuted PSEB man dies
Zirakpur, September 20
Bhagwan Singh (43), a resident of Badal Colony, Zirakpur, who was electrocuted on August 28, died at the GMCH-32 on Sunday.

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Music fest at Strawberry Field
Children of Strawberry Field School during a musical morning. Chandigarh, September 20
The annual music fest of Strawberry Field kindergarten concluded amid much fanfare yesterday. A series of musical mornings being organised for the past few days saw children of about three to five years reciting nursery rhymes, singing songs and presenting skits to mark the onset of spring season.

Children of Strawberry Field School during a musical morning.


Murder at Dhaba
SAD leader booked
Bassi Pathana, September 20
Succumbing to the pressure of the agitating residents of Bassi Pathana, the police has registered a cross case against Lakhbir Singh Thablan, chairman of the market committee, Bassi Pathana, and an SAD leader, for allegedly injuring Karamjit Singh with his revolver in a gurdwara few days back.

Spiritual function at jail concludes
Ambala, September 20
A four-day spiritual function organised by ISKCON concluded today in the Ambala Central Jail. Saakshi Gopal Dass, chief of ISKCON Prachar Samiti, Kurukshetra, addressed prisoners.

Students showcase talent at Khalsa College
Patiala, September 20
Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a talent hunt programme under the guidance of Dr Harvinder Kaur, Dean, cultural activities, giving the students a platform to showcase their talent in various events.

Talent hunt
PATIALA: A talent hunt contest was organised at MM Modi College. Charanjit Singh, state liaision officer (NSS), directorate of youth services, Punjab, presided over the function.

Man run over by train
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 20
A resident of Mandi Gobindgarh was crushed under a speeding train near Sirhind Railway Station. The deceased has been identified as Gulam Gupta (55) who was returning with his family from Mata Vaishno Devi Temple.

Sangrur, Gurdaspur win netball championship 
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 20
Sangrur girls bagged the overall trophy in the Punjab Men and Women Netball Championship held yesterday at Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School. Bathinda stood second, Gurdaspur third and Barnala girls were declared fourth.

Raina all set for Ranji Trophy tourney
Patiala, September 20
Raina, a 19-year-old player of Punjab cricket team, is all set to prove his mettle during the Ranji Trophy Tournament.


Consumer Court
Mahindra Renault penalised
Mohali, September 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redress Forum, Mohali, has penalised Mahindra Renault for supplying a defective Logan to a Sector 70 resident here. While holding the car manufacturer responsible for deficiency in service, the forum directed the company to replace the defective vehicle within two months.


Man killed in road accident
Chandigarh, September 20
A pedestrian was killed after being knocked down by a car. The police said the pedestrian identified as Dharminder of Madhya Pardesh was hit by a Maruti Alto car (CH-01-C-9022) driven by Pankaj of Sector 44 on the road separating Sectors 36 and 42 on Friday at about 10.20 pm.He was seriously injured and admitted to the PGI where he succumbed to his injuries yesterday. A case has been registered in this regard.

White-Collar Crime
Police meets company officials, travel agents
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh police recently held a meeting with non-banking companies and travel agents to follow the guidelines for preventing white-collar crime.


Hooda fashions Godrej and Boyce XI win
Chandigarh, September 20
Sumit Hooda put up a fine all-round performance (42, two for seven) to enable Godrej and Boyce XI overcame a stiff resistance from the United Sports Club by 12 runs in the second Prakash Devi Arora Memorial League Cricket Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club here today.

Double delight for Munish
Munish Sharma of The Tribune Chandigarh, September 20
Munish Sharma of The Tribune prevailed over his colleague Umesh by 11-7, 11-6 and 11-3 in the men’s singles final of the Inter-Media Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Press Club at the Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali.

Hockey Tourney
SAI-XI get better of SRC
Chandigarh, September 20
The SAI-XI, Bhopal, thrashed SRC, Rampur, by 4-3 in the first match of the second day of the 39th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament held at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here.

SD College drub Govt College-46
A player in action at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, September 20
On the second day of the ongoing Panjab University Softball (Men) Championship, GGDSD College, Sector 32, drubbed Government College, Sector 46, by 10-0. The match was played at Panjab University grounds here today.—TNS

A player in action at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

State Dodgeball meet from Sept 25
Chandigarh, September 20
The Dodgeball Association of Chandigarh will be organising the Chandigarh State Dodgeball Championship for boys and girls (under-19 and under-14) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, here on September 25 and 26.

Nidhi leads with 4 points
Panchkula, September 20
Nidhi of Bhiwani lead in the fourth round of the girls’ under-15 category with four points in the Haryana State Chess Championship being hosted by the Panchkula Chess Association (PCA) at St Teresa Convent School, Sector 25, here.

3 city golfers in top 10 of PGTI rankings
Chandigarh, September 20
Three city golfers figure in the top 10 of the Professional Golf Tour of India Order of Merit, with Harendra P Gupta continuing to lead despite falling two slots to occupy the seventh position after the DLF Masters in Gurgaon.

GNPS, CCA emerge winners
Chandigarh, September 20
Guru Nanak Public School and Chandigarh Cricket Academy, Sector 36, thrashed Shri Shri Cricket Academy, Panchkula, by 169 runs in the Under-13 BTS Triangular Series Cricket Tournament held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here.

Pauline wins ladies' golf medal round
Chandigarh, September 20
Pauline JM Singh clinched the title in the September medal round of the ladies golf competition held on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here recently.


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