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Rs 10 lakh seized from high-profile gamblers
Chandigarh, September 27

A police official counts gambling money seized during a raid conducted on a house in Sector 19, Chandigarh,on late Sunday evening. With Diwali around the corner, the Chandigarh police in a major crackdown arrested eight persons, including three women, from high-profile families for gambling in Sector 19 here late this evening.
A police official counts gambling money seized during a raid conducted on a house in Sector 19, Chandigarh,on late Sunday evening. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

DPI’s SMSes to be scrutinised
Software agency roped in to retrieve data
Chandigarh, September 27
The Chandigarh administration has employed the services of a software agency to trace the contents of the SMSes on the mobile of Samwartak Singh, DPI (S), who is under surveillance for his alleged role in the cash-for-job scam.



PU Syndicate okays instant re-evaluation
Chandigarh, September 27
Students of Panjab University and affiliated colleges will no longer have to wait for 21 days for the re-evaluation of their answer sheets. At the Syndicate meeting held today, it was decided to reduce the time frame for re-evaluation to nil.

Retired IG assaulted, robbed
Panchkula, September 27
A former IG of the HP police is facing difficulty in getting a case registered. DP Sharma, an octogenarian, was robbed and assaulted by an unidentified person at his farmhouse at Khet Purali village last night.


An awareness march by the Jago Hind Vasio Punjabi Sanstha a day before the birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Dera Bassi on Sunday.
An awareness march by the Jago Hind Vasio Punjabi Sanstha a day before the birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Dera Bassi on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

World’s highest biogas plant commissioned
Chandigarh, September 27
Spearheading the effort to tap alternate sources of energy to meet power requirements in remote areas, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has commissioned the world’s highest biogas plant at its establishment in Leh. It has been set up by DRDO’s Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai for various R&D purposes.

IAF all-women team to scale Mt Everest
Chandigarh, September 27
An all-woman IAF mountaineering team of 20 officers will attempt to scale Mount Everest in 2011. The team is currently undertaking several expeditions to prepare them to endure the physical and mental challenges that have to be conquered first before undertaking the ultimate challenge.

Residents seek work on parking areas
The Mohali MC had sought a proposal in which parking areas were handed over to private parties for maintenance
Mohali, September 27
Residents have urged the Mohali Deputy Commissioner to direct the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority and Municipal Council to improve the condition of parking lots in the area.

CityScope Letters
Discourage expressions that hurt sentiments
This is with reference to the article, “Cashing in on ‘hurt sentiments” by Raveen Thukral in Chandigarh Tribune on September 21.The freedom of speech and expression is guaranteed by the constitution to every Indian as the right but this does not mean one can say, write and paint, which can hurt the sentiments of the larger segment of society.

Dandiya, puja mark Navratri celebrations
Youth of the Yesplus Club participate in dandiya at Sikhya School in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, September 27
The grand finale of Navratri celebrations was organised by the Yesplus Club at Sikhya School, Sector 46, today.Dandiya coupled with a special puja constituted the ninth day of the Navratri celebrations.The youngsters dressed up in Indian traditional attire danced to the tunes of dandiya and garbha songs.

Youth of the Yesplus Club participate in dandiya at Sikhya School in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Rakesh Bedi steals limelight at theatre fest
Chandigarh, September 27
The long serpentine queue for a free entry to the Tagore Theatre to watch plays in the four-day Chandigarh Theatre Fest-2009 organised by the cultural department of the Chandigarh Administration is a testimony of the fact that there is no dearth of art lovers for quality and meaningful theatre in the city.

Savita excels in poster-making contest
Chandigarh, September 27
The Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management (CIHM), Sector 42-D, organised an inter-college poster-making competition on the motto “Incredible India” and “Tourism and global warming” with 34 participants from various educational institutions across the city.


Members of the National Association of Deaf showing happiness during a march to mark International Deaf Day in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Members of the National Association of Deaf showing happiness during a march to mark International Deaf Day in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sector 76-80 Plots
GMADA to hold another draw 
Mohali, September 27
After eight months, GMADA will be holding another draw of lots for plots measuring 200 sq yard and 500 sq yard in Sectors 76 to 80. The land was acquired in 2001.

Residents seek information against GMADA
Mohali, September 27
Irked over unresponsive attitude of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) regarding applications filed under the Right to Information Act, residents here under the banner of Suchna Adhikar Manch have moved the Punjab Information Commission.

Residents’ body raps MC for poor amenities
Chandigarh, September 27
The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations today criticised the municipal corporation of for its lackadaisical attitude towards providing civic amenities to city residents. In a representation to the MC Commissioner, the committee chairman alleged that there was mismanagement in the supply of water to residents and the civic body’s claim of providing 16-hour water supply every day was an eyewash.

Sept 29 general house meeting
Mayor sitting pretty on agenda
Chandigarh, September 27
Political compulsions are apparently coming in the way of the Mayor, Kamlesh, for not allowing the agenda on increasing water tariff and introducing house tax to be tabled at the general house meeting scheduled for September 29 and sent by the MC Commissioner for her consent.

Admn to allot 113 built-up booths to disabled
Chandigarh, September 27
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to allot 113 built-up booths, 71 in Sector 38 and 42 in Sector 40, to the disabled persons under the scheme, “Licencing of bare booth sites/built-up booths to persons with disabilities scheme-2009,” notified by the Chandigarh Administration in March, 2009.

Dealer penalised Rs 500
Chandigarh, September 27
The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed Modern Sales to repair a dented refrigerator without damaging its look and also to pay Rs 500 as cost of litigation.

Air India Strike
Cancelled flight leaves passengers stranded
Chandigarh, September 27
Air passengers from the city had a harrowing time at the Chandigarh airport on account of strike by pilots of Air India today.This comes close on the heels of strike by pilots of Jet Airways earlier this month.

Dasehra celebrations live on cable TV
Chandigarh, September 27
The Shri Sanatan Dharam Dasehra Committee (SSDDC), Sector 46, has taken the lead by tying up with local TV channels to telecast Dasehra celebrations live.

Swine Flu
Two more test positive
Chandigarh, September 27
The number of persons affected by swine flu in the city has gone up to 35, after two more persons, including a PGI doctor, were tested positive for the H1N1 influenza today. So far, no casualty has been reported in the city.

CHB Demolition Drive
Politicians rally behind residents
Chandigarh, September 27
In the backdrop of the recent demolition drive in Sector 40 by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), politicians cutting across party lines joined hundreds of residents at a rally here today.


Ambala school closed till Diwali
Ambala, September 27
Chaman Vatika Public School management has decided to close the school till Diwali, following the detection of a positive swine flu case in the school.

MC goes tough against house tax defaulters
Patiala, September 27
The Patiala Municipal Corporation has cracked the whip against house tax defaulters and launched a special drive to recover arrears of the house tax.

8 booked for opening fire
Rajpura, September 27
The local police today booked eight persons, including two unidentified men, for opening fire and creating panic in the grain market area of the town last evening.

Donating blood is in his blood
Patiala, September 27
Donating blood is much easier than offering water to a thirsty person. And there is a great need to create awareness in society about this noble cause. This is what Satpal Bansal, the man with a rare distinction of donating blood 141 times in the last 44 years, feels.

Better pay sought for havildar
Patiala, September 27
The Indian Ex-Service League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has demanded better pay scale for havildar and subedar-major.

Woman beaten up by villagers
Rajpura, September 27
A woman sarpanch of Khairpur Shekhon village near Rajpura has accused three persons of allegedly beating her up here today.Jagiro had sustained injuries and was rushed to the Civil Hospital.In her complaint, the victim said, “I was beaten up by some influential people of the village.”

Father, son injured in accident
Rajpura, September 27
A father, along with his son, got injured in an accident when their bike was hit by a speeding Gypsy today.

Awareness camp by Press Club
Ropar, September 27
Ropar Press Club organised a camp to create awareness about the prevention of heart diseases on World Heart Day at local Pinckassia Tourist complex here today in association with Indian Medical Association and district health department.

Govt for upgrade of animal husbandry dept
Kharar, September 27
The Punjab government has envisaged a comprehensive plan to upgrade the existing infrastructure of animal husbandry department in order to provide quality services to livestock in the state.

Ryan International claim U-16 title
Pinjore, September 27
Ryan International School, Sector 49, won the under-16 title by defeating St Xavier’s School, Panchkula, by seven runs in the final of the Six-A-Side (U-16) Cricket Tournament organised by the Yuva Sports Club at Delhi Public School ground here today.


Panchkula trader stabbed for Rs 500
Panchkula, September 27
A 40-year-old shopkeeper was allegedly stabbed following an argument over a trivial issue at Mansa Devi Temple here this afternoon.

BKI Activist’s Arrest
Police suspects gang connection
Mohali, September 27
After arresting an alleged BKI activist, Harpreet Singh, the police has found that another suspect in the case, Harjot, a resident of Balongi, had connection with Anil Tota gang.

3 held for snatching
Chandigarh, September 27
Three persons, including a juvenile, were caught minutes after they committed snatching in two separate cases in the past 24 hours here.

Property dealer booked for duping woman
Chandigarh, September 27
A Sector 9 woman has alleged that a property dealer from Kansal and some others duped her of Rs 15 lakh after promising to facilitate her to buy a plot.


Chandigarh deny J&K victory
Chandigarh, September 27
Riding on an all-round performance by Tanvi Bhargava’s seven goals, including a hat trick, Chandigarh humbled Jammu and Kashmir by a huge margin (12-0) in the opening match of 6th Girls’ Sub-Junior National Football Championship kicked off at the Sports Stadium in Haldwani, Uttrakhand.

Players during the T-10 Gully cricket trials at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula, on Sunday Selection trials draw talent
Panchkula, September 27
The two-day selection trials being conducted for the T-10 Gully Cricket- Season 2 “Ab Har Koi Khelega” witnessed an overwhelming response at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3 here today.Expressing their happiness by the turnout of aspirants, organisers said more than 900 youngsters from Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh came for the trials.
Players during the T-10 Gully cricket trials at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula, on Sunday.A Tribune photograph

Molly Carver Meet
Sachit wrecks Stepping Stone
Chandigarh, September 27
A good bowling spell by spinner Sachit Madhra (6 for 12) and fine batting by Arpit (65) helped Guru Nanak Public School score a thumping 102-run victory over Stepping Stone School, Sector 37, in the 6th Molly Carver Cricket Tournament for High Schools, being organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy, at St Stephen’s School ground, Sector 45, here today.

Teams announced for cricket series
Chandigarh, September 27
Both the Indian and Australian teams have been announced for the Commonwealth Cricket Series.

Ludhiana college emerge winners
Chandigarh, September 27
SCD Government College, Ludhiana, defeated DAV College, Chandigarh, 34-19 to clinch the Panjab University Inter-College Basketball Championship for Men at Panjab University here today.

Lahiri emerges Haryana Open champion
Muniyappa fires best card to finish runner-up
Anirban Lahiri with the trophy and prize money cheque after winning the Rs 30 lakh Haryana Open PGTI event at the Panchkula Golf Club on Sunday. Panchkula, September 27
Asian Tour stars Anirban Lahiri and C Muniyappa kept their cool on a day of battle of nerves as they clinched the winner and runner-up titles, respectively, in the Rs 30 lakh prize money Haryana Open PGTI event on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here today.
Anirban Lahiri with the trophy and prize money cheque after winning the Rs 30 lakh Haryana Open PGTI event at the Panchkula Golf Club on Sunday. Tribune photo:Nitin Mittal

Mount Carmel record victory
Chandigarh, September 27
The hosts, Mount Carmel School thrashed St Peter’s School, Chandigarh, by 2-0 in the Under-14 Girls’ category of the CBSE North Zone I Tennis Tournament-2009 at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here.

MCM outplay YPS
Chandigarh, September 27
MCM Blue Caps thrashed YPS by 48 runs in the second match of first MCM Cup for under-10 being played at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today.After winning the toss YPS had put MCM Blue Caps in for batting, MCM managed to score 115 runs in allotted 20 overs with the help of quick fire 24 by Vivek and extras (38) given by YPS bowlers. YPS team bundled out at 67 by some excellent bowling by Srijan (5 for 10) and Karan (2 for 17).

Godrej and Boyce down HDFC Bank
Chandigarh, September 27
The league phase in second Prakash Devi Arora Memorial Cricket Tournament, being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, completed today and the semifinals have been spotted.

Ashbeer Saini wins Albatross golf title
Chandigarh, September 27
Ashbeer Saini of Kapurthala fired a one under 71 card to clinch the Category A (15 to 17 years) title in the Albatross Junior Golf Tournament held on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.


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