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City keen on heritage status, but doesn’t have list
Chandigarh, October 1
Renowned foreign auction houses have raked in millions through the auction of Chandigarh’s “heritage” items in the recent years. However, back home, confusion reigns supreme about what constitutes heritage as the UT Administration does not have an official list of heritage items.

Charles, Camilla to visit city
Chandigarh\Fatehgarh Sahib, October 1
The UK royal couple, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Bowles Parker, will be visiting the city and its neighbouring areas on October 4. While Prince Charles will be visiting Fatehgarh Sahib, Camilla is expected to visit the Society for Rehabilitation of the Mentally Challenged (SOREM), besides a couple of other institutions.


Admn transfers key depts to MC
Chandigarh, October 1
The Chandigarh Administration today formally empowered the MC by issuing a notification for the transfer of key departments to the civic body.

Drug Racket
Charges framed against Saji Mohan
Chandigarh, October 1
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today framed charges against former NCB Director Saji Mohan for pilfering, transporting and possessing drugs. After much speculation on when the controversial IPS officer will depose before the court, he was brought here from Central Jail in Mumbai today.


Festival Rush
No room in West Bengal,  UP-bound trains
Railways fail to run special trains
Chandigarh, October 1
With the Railways failing to run special trains from the city, passengers with travel plans to their native places in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for Diwali and others intending to travel to Bihar for Chhath Puja celebrations are again at the receiving end.

Foreign delegates pledge peace in schools
Chandigarh, October 1
The sixth day of ongoing youth peace festival was marked by celebration of the spirit of Gandhi Jayanti as the foreign delegates pledged for peace in various city schools.

Non-violence day observed
Chandigarh: NSS units of Dev Samaj College of Education, observed the non -violence day on the eve of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Faculty members and Students paid tributes to the great leaders. A charkha spinning competition was also organised to mark the day. Dr Jyoti Khanna, principal of the college, in her address requested the students to carry this rich legacy and heritage of the country.

BSNL starts auction of VIP numbers
Chandigarh, October 1
The state-run telecom company, BSNL, has started auction of VIP and vanity cell phone numbers in Punjab circle today.

18 senior citizens honoured
Chandigarh, October 1
“Keeping up with the age-old social traditions, the youngsters hold the senior citizens in reverence and seek their blessings.” Observed Jagannath Pahadia, Haryana Governor, who was the chief guest at the International Senior Citizens Day celebration function held at GCG-11 here today.

GMSH staff wear black badges
Chandigarh, October 1
Protesting over the indictment of their colleagues in the Bulbul case, members of the Joint Action Committee of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) wore lack badges today.

85th Raising Day
‘MNS integral part of armed forces’
Chandigarh, October 1
Military Nursing Service (MNS) celebrated its 85th Raising Day at Command Hospital, Chandimandir, today.

Amidst charges of delay in completion of projects
MC panel clears work worth Rs 2 cr
Chandigarh, October 1
Even as a lot of hue and cry is being raised over inordinate delay in completion of projects approved by the house one year ago, councillors of the Chandigarh municipal corporation have been approving agendas worth over Rs 1 crore for various projects at monthly meetings of MC committees.

Roshni honours special achievers
Chandigarh, October 1
Roshni, a Rajpura-based NGO, celebrated Gandhi Jayanti by honouring lepers’ children and polio victims at the Nevedac Prosthetic Centre, Zirakpur, near here, today.

Tourism Police launched again
Chandigarh, October 1
Can a project to facilitate tourists be launched twice in a span of about two years? The answer may be no, but the Chandigarh administration has performed this feat by launching the Tourism Police.

Finance company told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, October 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed Vijay, branch head, UAE Exchange and Financial Services Ltd, to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to the complainant.

150 donate blood
Chandigarh, October 1
The department of transfusion medicine, PGIMER, organised two blood donation camps on the occasion of the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day here today.

Five shops gutted in Panchkula
Panchkula, October 1
Five shops in the booth market of Sector 11 were gutted in fire here late last night. The reason behind the incident is reported to be a short circuit. Goods worth over Rs 3 lakh had been gutted, said the shopkeepers.

Illegal change in ownership
Another case of land possession surfaces
Mohali, October 1
Few months after the Mohali district administration cancelled the illegal change in ownership of 600 acres of eco-fragile Shivalik Hills in Chandigarh’s periphery, yet another case of change of ownership in the revenue documents in Jyanti Majri block has come to light.

Congress protests ‘bogus’ FIR
Mohali, October 1
Congress workers, led by senior Congress leader and former Punjab minister Jagmohan Singh Kang, today staged a protest against the Punjab government and the district administration for allegedly lodging a bogus FIR against the principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Jaswinder Kaur, Khizrabad village, PT teacher Babu Singh, sarpanch Rajwinder Kaur and panch Rana Kushal Pal, with the allegation of theft of wood.

Admn staff go on strike
Residents at receiving end
Mohali, October 1
It was a day of harassment for residents of Mohali. Not only routes were diverted on account of ongoing five-day Test match at the PCA Stadium, but visitors at district administrative complex were also harassed as the clerical and revenue staff went on strike in support of their demands.

Dumping of Garbage
Pollution control board serves notice on MC
Panchkula, October 1
The protests of Sector 23 residents over dumping of garbage near their homes have apparently started yielding results.

Zirakpur MC to spend Rs. 2 crore on roads
Zirakpur, October 1
The Zirakpur municipal council would spend Rs 2 crore to repair the roads of different localities in the area. The repairing work of the roads would start from next week for which tender would be called soon.


‘UGC add-on courses need to be reviewed’
Chandigarh, October 1
The status of ambitious “career oriented programmes” (COP’s) offered by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to 33 Panjab University affiliated colleges, has now been reduced to a routine “pass course”.

PU Briefs
Change in date for filing nominations
Chandigarh: The byelection for fellow, Panjab University, from the constituency of heads of the affiliated arts colleges will be held on November 18. The last date for receipt of nomination forms is October 11 up to 3pm and not November 11.


NSS camp at Sanghol village
Bassi Pathana, October 1
The NSS volunteers of Cordia College, Sanghol, organised a two-day NSS camp in Sanghol village.

IMS Talent Hunt Contest
Jasdeep first in debate
Ropar, October 1
The Institute of Management Studies at IET Bhaddal Campus held a talent hunt programme for its MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA students. Institute finance secretary Sukhpreet Singh was the chief guest on the occasion.

Parking ban in Ambala Cantt bazaars
Ambala, October 1
The district administration has banned the parking of three-wheelers and four-wheelers in the main bazaars of the cantonment by passing an order here.

Shifting of dairies hangs fire in Ambala
Ambala, October 1
The project of the Ambala municipal corporation of shifting of dairies from Ambala Cantonment and Ambala City limits to outside the twin cities has been put on the backburner. No wonder that the dairies continue to play havoc with the sanitation system of the city and cattle continue to be traffic hazard.

Demand for milk rises, liquor sales dip
Kharar, October 1
With advent of ‘Shraadhs’ (days to remember forefathers), the demand for milk has risen, while liquor sale has decreased.


Man gets life for setting wife afire
Chandigarh, October 1
The court of additional district & sessions judge Gurbir Singh yesterday sentenced a resident of Colony No 4, Raj Kumar, to life imprisonment for setting his wife ablaze when he was in an inebriated condition. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. The woman later succumbed to her burn injuries in a city hospital.

‘Corrupt’ CJs
Form tribunal to probe charges: Bar
Chandigarh, October 1
Less than a month after senior advocate Prashant Bhushan levelled allegations of corruption against six former Chief Justices, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association wants the Government of India to constitute a tribunal to look into the charges.


Bulbul seeks FIR against health secy, 14 others
Chandigarh, October 1
Bulbul, the woman whose newborn died at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), today filed an application in the district courts seeking registration of an FIR against Health Secretary Ram Niwas, Director Health Services Dr MS Bains, Medical Superintendent of GMSH-16 Dr Rajiv Vadhera and 12 others.

Truck rams into car; driver arrested
Chandigarh, October 1
The police on Thursday arrested a truck driver for allegedly ramming his vehicle into a car.

Youth sets himself afire; booked
Chandigarh, October 1
The police has booked a resident of Mani Majra on the charges of attempt to suicide. The police said that 25-year-old Nanhe set himself afire on Thursday. He was admitted to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital with 35 per cent burns.

Two youths snatch gold chain
Panchkula, October 1
Even as the police claimed to have nabbed three snatchers during the past couple of days, two youths took away gold chain of a woman in Sector 9 here today. The victim has been identified as Swarnkanta, a resident of house number 381.


First Test opens to empty stands
Supporters carrying Indian and Aussie flags cheer for their teams amid thin attendance on the first day of the first Test at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, October 1
Empty stands welcomed Indian and Australian teams on the first day of the first Test match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here today.

Supporters carrying Indian and Aussie flags cheer for their teams amid thin attendance on the first day of the first Test at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

National League Cricket
North Zone start off with bang
Panchkula, October 1
North Zone started their campaign on a winning note, as they defeated Oman team by two wickets in the 1st Rajiv Gandhi All-India Inter-Zone Under-15 National League Cricket Championship for the Royal Empire Cup that started at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Shishu Niketan log win
Chandigarh, October 1
Shishu Niketan School defeated DAV Blue-8 29-7, 29-19 in the boys’ section of the 14th Chandigarh Junior State Ball Badminton Championship at IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, here today.

Watersports fest from Oct 21
Chandigarh, October 1
In an effort to encourage water sports, the Chandigarh administration will organise the 1st Chandigarh Watersports Festival from October 21 to 23 at Sukhna Lake here.

PU march into next round
Chandigarh, October 1
Hosts Panjab University sailed into the next round beating H North Gujarat University 38-12 on the second day of the All-India Inter University Netball (Men) Championship for 2010-11, being played on knock-out basis at Panjab University grounds, here today.

Khalsa College bag top position
Patiala, October 1
Khalsa College, Patiala, has bagged the first position in the Inter-College Cycling Competition (Men), which concluded at Punjabi University, yesterday.


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