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More trouble at DAV college
Now, rival student groups clash over council room
Chandigarh, September 23
Student leaders argue with DAV College, Sector 10, principal BC Josan, in the college on Thursday
With the administration of DAV College, Sector 10, struggling to maintain a normal atmosphere on the campus amid the ongoing tussle.
Student leaders argue with DAV College, Sector 10, principal BC Josan, in the college on Thursday.

Development plans blocked again at Mohali MC meet
Muncipal councillors walk out from a at MC Bhawan in Mohali on ThursdayMohali, September 23
In a typical case of the district administration proposing and the Akali councillors disposing, an item regarding beautification of roundabouts.
Muncipal councillors walk out from a at MC Bhawan in Mohali on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Dowry Death
10-year RI for husband, in-laws
Chandigarh, September 23
Holding Rajinder, Raj Kumar and Ajmer Kaur guilty in a dowry death case, the court of additional district & sessions judge Ved Prakash Sirohi today sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for ten years. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on each of the convicts.


Sukhna Conservation
Haryana spending Rs 2.4 cr on lake catchment area
Chandigarh, September 23
Digging deep into the Sukhna Lake conservation issue, the State of Haryana today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the water level had dropped from 18 feet in 1958 to just about 4.5 feet this year; and the “alarming situation” warranted “certain management” practices.


Houses develop cracks in Dadu Majra
Residents pass through a broken path that collapsed due to waterlogging in Dadu Majra Waterlogging a regular feature; MC fails to act, say residents
Chandigarh, September 23
The failure of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to repair the storm water pipeline forced two Dadu Majra families to spend sleepless night yesterday following cracks in their houses.

Residents pass through a broken path that collapsed due to waterlogging in Dadu Majra. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

BJP takes Bansal to task
Asks Jitender Bhatia to resign
Chandigarh, September 23
Taking Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to task, local BJP chief Sanjay Tandon said he was the “chief engineer” of defection. Talking to mediapersons here today, former minister Harmohan Dhawan, who accompanied Tandon, said: “During the MC elections, the Congress got only 12 seats and it also the mayoral election. However, due to his mastery in defection, Bansal managed a majority in the house.”

An apology for a park
Chandigarh, September 23
Wild growth in Sector 34 park, Chandigarh Green belts that have been developed in the City Beautiful are in a shambles owing to the lackadaisical attitude of the municipal corporation (MC) for maintaining the same. A classic example of this is the green belt in Sector 34 which has not been properly maintained by the authorities for the past one year. This green zone, instead of providing a whiff of fresh air to residents, has been converted into a garbage dump.
Wild growth in Sector 34 park, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

P’kula police to get fingerprint scanner
Panchkula, September 23
The district police would soon have the live fingerprint scanner from the state police as it was facing problem of working without a forensic team, which would function from the premises of District Courts complex.

98,088 administered polio drops
Chandigarh, September 23
A total of 98,088 children vaccinated during the pulse polio campaign held in the city from September 19 to 21.

City-Hyderabad flight from Oct 1
Chandigarh, September 23
Private carrier JetLite will introduce daily flight from Chandigarh to Hyderabad via Delhi from October 1. According to Jet Airways sources, the JetLite flight would leave Delhi at 4.10 pm and reach Chandigarh at 4.55 pm. 

AC buses for HC lawyers soon
Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh administration today undertook to introduce air-conditioned buses for lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The undertaking was a part of the administration’s endeavour to solve the parking problem on the High Court premises. The buses would ferry advocates to and from the High Court premises from different parts of the city.

2 bodies found
Chandigarh, September 23
An unidentified man in his fifties was found dead in a rivulet behind the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium this morning. In another incident, the body of a vagabond was found near the local bus stand in Mani Majra.

Chaos on Roads During Peak Hours
Cops told to regulate traffic manually
Chaos at a traffic lights point near Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Thursday Chandigarh, September 23
Often criticised for issuing challans rather than streamlining traffic, the UT SP (Traffic), HS Doon, has instructed his men to manually regulate traffic at busy intersection during peak hours.

Chaos at a traffic lights point near Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Petroleum board delegation meets Patil
Chandigarh: UT Administrator Shivraj Patil has assured the Petroleum Natural Gas Regulatory Board that Chandigarh would provide all support for laying the gas distribution network in the city.

Mega projects: Promoters allowed to spend from EDC account
Mohali, September 23
The Punjab department of Housing and Urban Development at a recent meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has allowed the promoters of mega projects to execute certain development works by spending out of the External Development Charges (EDC) they are liable to pay to the government.

Tribune Impact
Committee to keep vigil on violators
Zirakpur, September 23
Taking cognizance of the news report highlighted in these columns recently regarding violation of the Deputy Commissioner’s orders of parking vehicles along the highway, the local administration today constituted a five-member committee for carrying out inspection.

Ultrasound machines sealed at Fortis
Mohali, September 23
Three ultrasound machines of the Fortis Hospital were sealed by officials of the Health Department, as some irregularities were allegedly found in the working of the department concerned. Dr PK Shridhar, Civil Surgeon, said a team led by Dr SP Surila, District Family Welfare Officer, had inspected the ultrasound centre of the hospital and found that the work was allegedly not being done in accordance with guidelines laid down under the PNDT Act. The hospital had failed to maintain a proper record of the patients who had gone in for the ultrasound examination.

Dumping of Garbage
Residents take out peace march
Panchkula, September 23
Members of the joint action committee hold a protest rally in Sector 23, Panchkula, on Thursday Residents of Sectors 23, 25, 26 and 27 took out a peace march to register their protest against the dumping of garbage in an open space in Sector 23, here, today. The residents after the march formed a joint action committee to highlight their problem. They had held protests earlier also and even caught hold of the people who were involved in dumping the garbage in the area illegally.
Members of the joint action committee hold a protest rally in Sector 23, Panchkula, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Fire breaks out in office
Mohali, September 23
A fire broke out in an office at Sector 67 last night damaging some of the items there. According to fire brigade officials, fire broke out in Sebi Square around 9 pm.


Talent hunt for kids at AIE centres
Chandigarh, September 23
In a unique initiative, the UT education department has come up with a plan to organise talent hunt for about 8,000 students studying in city-based Alternate Innovative Education centres.

From Schools


BKU blocks traffic on NH-21
Kharar, September 23
Commuters on National Highway -21 and 95 were a harassed lot today after the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) faction blocked traffic for an hour from 2 pm to 3 pm.


A Maruti van catches fire on the GT road, Ambala Cantonment, on Thursday
A Maruti van catches fire on the GT road, Ambala Cantonment, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Dev Dutt Sharma

Improving technical education
Ministry to set up virtual labs
Ambala, September 23
Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken an initiative to set up virtual labs to improve quality of technical education in India. MM Engineering College, Mullana, has been designated as nodal centre for the virtual labs for one year.

Website launched
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 23
A website in memory of former SGPC member jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra was launched today at a gurdwara, Fatehgarh Sahib.
The website was launched in the presence of SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh and other Sikh religious leaders.

Rail traffic affected due to rain
Ambala, September 23
Heavy rains in the northern parts of India crashed rail traffic on Thursday, halting many trains on the track while some were cancelled or diverted.

Woman jumps into Bhakra Canal with son, rescued
Bassi Pathana, September 23
A mother along with her 4-year-old son, jumped into Bhakra canal near Khalspur Bridge with the intention to commit suicide. But luckily the forest guards who were working there saw her and jumped in to the canal and rescued both of them.

Kharar-Landran road to be completed by Oct
Kharar, September 23
Here is a good news for Kharar residents and commuters frequenting the Kharar-Landran stretch, as sources confirm that ongoing widening of the road will be completed by next month.

Rain hits normal life
Kalka, September 23
The heavy rain that lashed the region last night has hit normal life badly. It also disrupted work of Kaushlya dam.
According to information available, the rain has endangered the workshop constructed for keeping of machines and the rain has demolished three-meter high check dam constructed for the filtering of the Kaushlaya dam. A major landslide opposite the HMT ESI has also endangered the existence of the Pinjore- Chandigarh NH-22.

Farmers to get high-yielding wheat seed
Patiala, September 23
After being honoured with the Best Scientist Award during the Kisan Mela at Rakhra village, head of the genetics division at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Dr KV Prabhu, said Punjab farmers would be given wheat seed of high-yielding HD-2967 variety before the Rabi sowings in small quantities for planting through dibbling technology.


Consumer Courts
Firm to pay Rs 18 lakh for selling wrong printer
Chandigarh, September 23
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a Delhi-based company Advance Phototech to refund Rs 18,57,000 to a complainant for selling the wrong model of a photo printing machine.


Property dealer killed in bus-car collision
The mangled remains of the car that was hit by a bus at the Sectors 45, 46, 49 and 50 traffic lights point on Thursday Chandigarh, September 23
A 40-year-old Zirakpur-based property dealer was killed in a car-bus collision at the Sectors 45, 46, 49 and 50 traffic lights point in the wee hours of today. In another mishap, one person was injured after a truck rammed into his car in Mani Majra.

The mangled remains of the car that was hit by a bus at the Sectors 45, 46, 49 and 50 traffic lights point on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Jeweller duped of gold chain
Chandigarh, September 23
An unidentified man duped a Sector 22-based jeweller of a gold chain on the pretext of checking it outside the shop in natural light on Wednesday.
The jeweller, Vinod Kumar, a resident of Sector 37-A, reported to the police that the man had visited his shop, Nikita Jewellery Sector 22, earlier also.

45-year-old crushed to death
Zirakpur, September 23
A 45-year-old woman was killed in a road accident near Pabhat road on the Ambala-Chandigarh Highway here this morning.
The deceased is identified as Mitho Devi, a resident of Sukhna Colony, Ward No. 4, Bishanpura village. She is survived by her husband and three children.

One killed in road accident
Dera Bassi, September 23
One person was killed during a road accident on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road last night.
According to sources, Ashok Kumar, resident of Lalgan, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was walking on a footpath on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road, when suddenly a motorcyclist hit him from behind.

Man ‘electrocuted’
Zirakpur, September 23
A 40-year-old truck driver was allegedly electrocuted at the godown area here today. The deceased has been identified as Hardev Singh, a resident of Colony No 4, Chandigarh. However, family members had suspected foul play in the death and asked to probe the matter.

Transfer of Panchayat Land
Sarpanch booked after 15 yrs
Mohali, September 23
After 15 years, Roop Chand, a former sarpanch of Nagal village, has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act for transferring panchayat land in his name and other village members.


Badminton: Ravinder starts on winning note
Panchkula, September 23
Local shuttler Ravinder started his campaign on a winning note in the 44th Haryana State Senior Open Badminton Championship, which started at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Dhindsa criticises CWG organising committee
Chandigarh, September 23
Former union sports minister and nominated chairman of Commonwealth Games sports village committee Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa slammed the main organising committee of the Commonwealth Games for dismal conditions prevailing in the sports village.

Golf clinic for junior players
Chandigarh, September 23
The Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) will conduct a golf clinic for all participants of the third CGA Junior Golf Tournament at the CGA Golf Range here tomorrow at 5 pm.

15 cyclists to participate in ‘Cyclothon’
Chandigarh, September 23
The men squad of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games will set the city roads ablaze with their participation in the Chandigarh Administration’s ambitious cycling event, Cyclothon, which will take off on September 26.

City girl leads by 2 strokes
Chandigarh, September 23
Saaniya Sharma of Chandigarh, who took a commanding seven-stroke lead over Bangalore's Sharmila Nicollet on the opening day, saw the lead margin reduced to just two strokes with the Bangalore girl firing a one under 71 card today as against Saaniya's 76 in the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon today.


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