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Parsvnath, CHB in the dock
Get court notice for ‘enjoying money of investors’
Chandigarh, September 25
Trouble is building up for Parsvnath Developers Limited and the Chandigarh Housing Board. With prospective buyers moving the Punjab and Haryana High Court for getting back their deposits, Justice Jasbir Singh today issued notice of motion to the developer and the housing board on a petition blaming them for “enjoying the money of the investors”.

GMADA Auction
Only 3 sites go under hammer on Day 2
Mohali, September 25
On the second day of the auction of commercial and residential sites here, the Greater Mohali Development Authority (GMADA) could sell only three of the 38 sites put under the hammer. Pegged at Rs 50,315 per sq yard, a high reserve price of the residential plots did not attract even a single bidder.

UT loses Rs 20 crore in carbon credits
Chandigarh, September 25
Failing to submit its case, the municipal corporation has lost a grant of around Rs 20 crore under the carbon trading mechanism devised by the United Nations at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC <http://unfccc.int/>).

Tax Row
PU set to get notice of Rs 2.5 cr
Chandigarh, September 25
The Income Tax Department and the Panjab University authorities seem to be heading for a collision course over the issue of the status of the university. While the IT authorities are getting ready to slap a demand notice of about Rs 2.5 crore for non-deduction of TDS on perk, primarily rent-free houses given to its employees, on grounds that being an autonomous body, no free accommodations are allowed, on the contrary, the PU claims its employees are legitimately entitled to it on the plea of being equivalent to government employees.


9-hr power cut has residents fuming
Mohali, September 25
A nine-hour power cut imposed by the Punjab State Electricity Board today threw life out of gear, forcing residents to sweat it out in the hot and sultry weather, adversely affecting the business of those who solely depended on power supply. The cuts began early in the morning and went on till the evening.

Snag hits water supply to parts of Mohali
Mohali, September 25
Parts of the town faced acute water shortage here today following a breakdown at Kajauli waterworks last night. Water was supplied at low pressure in the morning to Phases IX to XI, Sectors 70, 71, and Shahimajra and Matour villages.


CHB charged with pick-and-choose policy
An extended balcony of an HIG flat in Sector 38 D (West).Chandigarh, September 25
Even as the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is planning to clear encroachments in almost 45,000 flats, residents accuse the authorities of “dadagiri” and “pick-and-choose” policy.

An extended balcony of an HIG flat in Sector 38 D (West). A Tribune photograph

Plan in place to clear encroachments

Home Secy inspects GMSH-16
Chandigarh, September 25
UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas inspected the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, here yesterday. During the inspection, he found that the OPD registration system was not functioning due to slow speed of computers, resulting in manual registration, causing delays and waiting at registration.

Members of INSO take part in a rally in connection with the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Members of INSO take part in a rally in connection with the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Nine candidates file nomination papers
Panchkula, September 25
With filing of nomination papers by nine more candidates, the total number of candidates in fray from Panchkula assembly constituency has reached to 16 as the process of accepting papers concluded at 3 pm here today.

‘Biwi O Biwi’ has audience in splits
Chandigarh, September 25
Enthused with radically vibrant theme of depicting human relationships affected by male dominance in contemporary society with moral and didactic intent, comedy play “Biwi O Biwi” was staged at Tagore Theatre here today.

Unfair deal for fair sex
Panchkula, September 25
While political parties do not lag behind in emphasising over women empowerment for the progress of the nation, not a single party bothered to field a woman candidate from the two assembly constituencies falling in the district for the elections to be held next month.

Students of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School present a dance on its foundation day in Chandigarh on Friday.
Students of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School present a dance on its foundation day in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Zirakpur MC hikes transfer fee
Zirakpur, September 25
The Zirakpur municipal council has substantially hiked the non-objection certificate (NOC) transfer fee in case of sale and purchase of residential property within the municipal limits.

3 gain illegal access to Mountview room
CITCO fires 2 contract workers
Chandigarh, September 25
Confirming the entry of three unauthorised persons in CITCO’s only five-star hotel — Hotel Mountview — during odd hours, managing director DK Tewari today terminated the services of two contract employees for facilitating their entry. A show-cause notice has also been issued to the receptionist.

Celebrating Dasehra with special kids
Students of the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged celebrate Dasehra in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, September 25
Students of the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged celebrated Dasehra along with their parents at SOREM, Sector 36-C. The occasion saw widespread participation from the parents and several other dignitaries from the city. The parents were especially happy, as they saw the occasion important for their kids.

Students of the Society for Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged celebrate Dasehra in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Rajpura youth H1N1 positive
Chandigarh, September 25
A 22-year-old youth belonging to Rajpura was tested positive for H1N1 today. According to UT nodal officer for swine flu HC Gera: “The Muzaffarnagar health authorities had been informed and advised to take necessary steps of quarantining the victim, as he had gone to Muzaffarnagar.”

Job Scam
Police seeks more time for submission of report
Chandigarh, September 25
It might take yet another week for the UT police to submit the investigation report of the education department’s cash-for-job scam.

Film festival organised at PU
Chandigarh, September 25
School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, in collaboration with an NGO Humlog, organised “We Care Film Festival” in the Evening Studies auditorium on the university campus here today.

Fire sub-station, library at Zirakpur soon
Zirakpur, September 25
The Zirakpur Municipal Council will set up a library, a senior citizen hall, a health club and a fire sub-station in Zirakpur to give better facilities to residents of the area.

Conference on paediatric intensive care
Chandigarh, September 25
The First Asian Congress on Paediatric Intensive Care began at the PGI today. The theme of the congress is “Intensive Care Within Limited Resources- Taking it to the Masses”.

115 rounded up in search operation
Chandigarh, September 25
The police has rounded up 115 persons during a search operation, organised over the past few days in various parts of the city to clamp down on anti-terrorist and anti-social elements.

Madarsas to have mid-day meal scheme soon
Chandigarh, September 25
A review meeting was held under the chairmanship of Home Secretary-cum-Secretary, Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration, for the implementation of the Prime Minister’s new 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities.

Members of the Pensioners Association of Punjab State Coop. Agriculture Developments Bank Ltd, protest in support of thier demands in Sector 25 on Friday.
Members of the Pensioners Association of Punjab State Coop. Agriculture Developments Bank Ltd, protest in support of thier demands in Sector 25 on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Awareness week from Oct 6
Chandigarh, September 25
To mark the completion of the formulation of the Right to Information Act on October 12, the government will organise an awareness week all over the country from October 6 to 12, according to a press release here today.

‘Slumdog’ millionaire
Migrant candidate worth Rs 73 lakh
Panchkula, September 25
The run-up to the assembly elections in Haryana has brought forward a glimpse of prosperity among politicians. A candidate from a slum on the outskirts of this town, however, stood out when it came to declaring assets.

Admn doing little to save Sukhna: MLA
Chandigarh, September 25
Sukhpal Singh Khaira, MLA from Bholath, yesterday blamed the Chandigarh administration for the sorry state of affairs at city’s most-famous landmark - Sukhna Lake.

Order to trace escort gypsies
Chandigarh, September 25
SP (Traffic) HS Doon today directed the DSP (traffic) to trace the escort gypsies of the VIP cavalcade, which were found moving around the city without registration number plates yesterday.

Hindi fortnight celebrations end
Panchkula, September 25
The Hindi fortnight celebrations concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Chandimandir, here today.


Kapil Sibal visits PU today
PUTA, student council to take up Central varsity status issue
Chandigarh, September 25
The Panjab University Teachers Association has joined hands with the newly elected Student Council to take up the issue of the Central University status for Panjab University with Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Kapil Sibal during his visit to the university tomorrow.

Hotel management institute celebrates Tourism Day
Chandigarh, September 25
The World Tourism Day was celebrated by the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management today by inaugurating an inter-college flower-making competition.

From Schools & Colleges
Saurabh, Shagun adjudged Mr, Miss Fresher
Mohali, September 25
Freshers Party 2009 was organised at the campus of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, here. The senior students welcomed and cheered the first year students with great aplomb and enthusiasm.

Provide ramp in schools: Home Secy
Chandigarh, September 25
UT Home-cum-Social Welfare Secretary Ram Niwas yesterday convened a meeting of the state executive committee constituted under the Persons With Disabilities Act, 1995, with an aim to extending benefits given to the disabled children in the city.


Assembly Polls
Seven throw hat in the ring
Kalka, September 25
On the last day of filing of nominations for assembly elections in Haryana, seven candidates today filed their nomination papers.

Youths fire shots in Landran college
Kharar, September 25
A firing incident took place at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran today.

A devotee offers prayers on the concluding day of Durga Pooja at Patiala on Friday.
A devotee offers prayers on the concluding day of Durga Pooja at Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Driver refuses to ferry pass holders
Students shut bus stand gate
Patiala, September 25
Students of various colleges here shut the gate of the local bus stand for an hour this morning after a PRTC bus driver refused to allow them in despite valid passes.

PRTC to introduce 110 new buses
Patiala, September 25
With a view to providing efficient bus service to its passengers, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation has decided to induct another 110 buses into its existing fleet of 1,008 buses.

Rs 20 lakh stolen from LG godown
Kalka, September 25
Thieves decamped with Rs 20 lakh from the godown of LG, Sector 6, Parwanoo, this morning at 2.30 am.

MC chief caught stealing power
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 25
Municipal Council president of Mandi Gobindgarh Dharampal Rao was caught stealing electricity today. He was fined Rs 1.35 lakh.

Tussle over Mayor’s post
Badal announces panel to resolve issue
Patiala, September 25
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said a committee would be constituted to resolve the issue pertaining to the ongoing tussle for the post of mayor and president of various municipal corporations and municipal committees, respectively.

Kohli’s supporters refute allegations
Patiala, September 25
Factionalism within the SAD came to the fore with a group of councillors issuing statements against SAD councillor Sohan Lal Jalota here today.


Rower convicted of culpable homicide
Quantum of sentence likely to be pronounced on Sept 29
Chandigarh, September 25
A local court today convicted a city-based rower, Raman Kalia, for culpable homicide not amounting to murder while acquitting him of charges of murder of his friend Ramesh Kaushik.

Kisan Rally
20 protesters denied bail
Chandigarh, September 25
A local court today rejected the bail plea of 20 protesters held for allegedly creating ruckus in the city during Kisan Rally held early this month.

Setback for P’kula MC vice-president
Chandigarh, September 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has virtually passed strictures against Haryana Financial Commissioner-cum-Principal Secretary (urban local bodies department), while setting aside his order directing Panchkula municipal council vice-president to perform the duties of the president.


Varsity student held for cheating
Chandigarh, September 25
The Chandigarh Police arrested a Panjab University law student, who allegedly drove away from a petrol station without paying in Sector 43, a few days ago.

Body recovered
Chandigarh, September 25
An unidentified man was found dead in Shantikunj in Sector 16 here this morning. The police ruled out any foul play behind the death.

One killed in road accident
Zirakpur, September 25
A mother of five children died while her husband sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Panchkula barrier on Zirakpur-Kalka highway here yesterday. The deceased was identified as Raisan (30), a resident of Baltana, and Kalu (32), a labourer, got injured.

Five injured in collision
Chandigarh, September 25
Five persons, including a UT excise and taxation official (ETO), were injured in an accident involving two cars and a scooter at Sector 8 here this afternoon.


Talwinderjit, Abilash fashion St Stephen’s win
Chandigarh, September 25
An unbeaten 66-run partnership for the third wicket between Talwinderjit Singh (30) and Abilash Sharma (23) helped St Stephen's School to record an eight-wicket victory over Stepping Stone, Sector 37, in the inaugural match of the 6th Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Tournament for High Schools on St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45 here today.

A match in progress at the Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Friday. ONGC get better of Namdhari XI
Chandigarh, September 25
ONGC players got the better of Namdhari XI by 3-1 in the seventh day of the ongoing 39th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here.

A match in progress at the Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

GMSSS-20, Moti Ram School register victories
Chandigarh, September 25
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 (GMSSS-20), and Moti Ram School, Sector 27, registered comfortable victories in the boys’ under-19 category on the first day of the Chandigarh State Dodgeball Championship for Boys and Girls (U-19 and U-14) being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, here today.

SGGS swimmers bring laurels to college
SGGS players strike a pose at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, September 25
SGGS College, Sector 26, won the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Championship for Men with 122 points here today.
While, DAV College, Chandigarh, Government College, Sector 11, and Panjab University campus got second, third and fourth positions, respectively.

SGGS players strike a pose at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PNMN Vidyalaya clinch girls’ title
Winners of badminton meet in jubilant mood in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, September 25
The CBSE North Zone-1 Badminton Championship concluded today at Shivalik Public School here.
PNMN Geeta Adarsh Vidyalaya, Solan, clinched the girls’ U-14 title by thrashing Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, in singles (16-21,21-15,12-21) as well as doubles (21-14,21-12).

Winners of badminton meet in jubilant mood in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Pathania sets P’kula greens on fire
Panchkula, September 25
Mandeo Singh Pathania, big-hitter from Greater Noida, shot an eagle and eight birdies, as he set the Panchkula Golf Club greens on fire, carding a record nine under-63 to take a three-stroke lead at 11 under-133 in the Rs 30 lakh Haryana Open PGTI event here today.

Chahat bags two golds in swimming
Chandigarh, September 25
Chahat Arora of Class VII and Sahibpreet Kaur of Class VIII of Saupin’s School, Sector 32, have bagged seven medals in the recently concluded North Zone-I Swimming Competition- 2009-10 for the CBSE-affiliated schools.


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