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Yuvraj top scorer among taxpayer
Chandigarh, October 5
The last fiscal may not have been a very fruitful cricketing year for all-rounder Yuvraj Singh but the city lad raked in enough moolah to become Chandigarh’s top taxpayer by shelling out Rs 4.3 crore as income tax.

Anxious moments give way to ecstasy
Mohali, October 5
Rising adrenalin levels and nail-biting moments during the Australia-India Test at the PCA stadium had spectators on the edge of their seats, particularly towards the finish.

Jubilant fans celebrate India's victory at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday.
Jubilant fans celebrate India's victory at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photos: S Chandan and Vicky Gharu


Pawan Bansal’s kin kidnapped
Panchkula, October 5
A one-and-a-half-year old child of a local businessman, a first cousin of union minister of parliamentary affairs & water resources Pawan Bansal, was allegedly kidnapped from a park outside his home in Sector 7 here this evening.

PU BA Eng curriculum to be revised
Chandigarh, October 5
With faculty members finally acknowledging the impact of inflation, Panjab University now plans to raise prices of textbooks, last increased seven years ago, as well revise the curriculum of undergraduate courses in English.


President arrives in city
President Pratibha Patil being greeted by Pardip Mehra, Adviser to the UT Administrator, on her arrival at the Chandigarh airport on Tuesday. Also seen in the picture are Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana Parkash Singh Badal and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, respectively.Chandigarh, October 5
President Pratibha Patil reached the city today amid tight security arrangements. During her trip, she met Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil and his Haryana counterpart Jagannath Pahadia. She had dinner at the Punjab Raj Bhavan where she was entertained by troupes of the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, which presented a choreographed presentation on Punjab’s cultural heritage.

President Pratibha Patil being greeted by Pardip Mehra, Adviser to the UT Administrator, on her arrival at the Chandigarh airport on Tuesday. Also seen in the picture are Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana Parkash Singh Badal and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, respectively. A Tribune photograph

Rajkiya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan
UT’s demand of Rs 22-cr funds raises doubts
Chandigarh, October 5
The Central government has raised doubts on the “unjustified” demand of Rs 22 crore as funds for Rajkiya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) by the UT education department.

Employees Housing Scheme
Draw of lots expected before Divali
Chandigarh, October 5
Despite hectic parleys and blame game in finding the scapegoat in the delay of the much-hyped housing scheme for UT employees, the Chandigarh administration has initiated a last-minute effort to hold the draw of lots before Divali.

Seven-day NSS camp concludes
Chandigarh, October 5
The seven-day NSS camp of Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, concluded here today.

Common Biomedical Waste Plant 
‘Contract to be awarded by Nov 30’
Chandigarh, October 5
The process of allocating contract for setting up a common bio-medical waste treatment facility in Chandigarh shall be completed by November 30, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today heard.

Pak Spy Case
Chargesheet filed against 5 accused
Chandigarh, October 5
The police filed a chargesheet in the Pakistani spy case against five accused in a local court here today.The main accused, Kashif Ali, was alleged to be a Pakistani spy. The other persons against whom the chargesheet had been submitted include Gurpinder Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Jagdish Kumar and a Delhi resident, Anand Kumar. They had allegedly assisted Ali without being aware of his Pakistan background.

Rlys to keep tabs on quality of food in trains
Chandigarh, October 5
Perturbed over regular complaints about the poor quality of food being served in prestigious trains like the Shatabdi Express as well as at station platforms, Indian Railways has set up teams to monitor the quality and quantity of the meals dished out to passengers.

Mata Mansa Devi Navratra Fair
Free parking for devotees
Panchkula, October 5
There will be free parking for devotees who visit the shrine to pay obeisance during the 9-day Navratra fair starting from October 8 at the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (SMMDSB).


BBA students of Government College for Girls, Sector 14, protest in Panchkula on Tuesday. BBA students protest against delayed results

Panchkula, October 5
High drama was witnessed at Government College for Girls, Sector 14, Panchkula, as students and parents protested against the college management for poor results of BBA (I).The students, along with their parents, raised slogans against the management on the college campus. The students alleged that the results were deliberately declared late.

BBA students of Government College for Girls, Sector 14, protest in Panchkula on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


2 revenue officials of Barara tehsil suspended
Ambala, October 5
Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow ordered the suspension of Patwari and Kanungo of Barara tehsil here today.He said that Rajiv and Narinder, Patwari and Kanungo respectively, were suspended for inducting the registry amount of a land registration deed. The Subdivisional Magistrate of Barara had been entrusted the probe against the two officials.

Official appointed to check sale of fake lottery tickets
Ropar, October 5
The Punjab State Lotteries Department has appointed a nodal officer to curb sale of illegal lotteries in the district.The district bachat officer will be the nodal officer in Ropar district. The nodal officer will conduct special checking to curb the menace and initiate action under the Gambling Act and rules under the lottery regulation.

House burgled at Amravati Enclave
Kalka, October 5
A house was burgled at Amaravati Enclave , adjacent to NH-22 near Surajpur, in which the thieves decamped with computer and jewellery .According to police sources, Manjit, house owner, had lodged a complaint with the Pinjore police in context with the theft. He has alleged in his complaint that the incident occurred yesterday, when he was away to Zirakpur to meet his daughter.

Shots fired at DSP’s car
Ambala , October 5
Three unidentified youths shot at the car of DSP, Ambala central jail, around 9 pm today. The youths, who were borne on a motorcycle managed to flee from the site. The DSP was not hurt in the incident.

Truck rams into petrol pump
Kalka, October 5
A truck rammed into a petrol pump of Lower Bazar, Kalka, situated on NH-22, today. According to information available, the incident took place in the afternoon, when a recklessly driven truck coming from Parwanoo side rammed into a petrol pump and damaged its roofs and glasses.

RMS bank head refutes charge
Ambala, October 5
Manjit Singh, chairman of the RMS Cooperative Bank, today refuted allegations levelled against him by a number of employee leaders at a general body meeting of the Railway Mail Service Cooperative Bank held in Rukmani Devi Hall at Ambala Cantt, here.

‘Adopt fair practices to maintain accounts’
Patiala, October 5
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should adopt fair practices of maintaining proper accounts and present their prospective reports in an orderly manner, so as to get adequate financial support from the banks.

9 medals for science college students
Ambala, October 5
Students of MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research won nine medals. The students participated in inter-college tournaments which were held at AIIMS in  New Delhi.

One held for stealing tractor
Dera Bassi, October 5
The Dera Bassi police has arrested a tractor thief with the stolen tractor. According to information, Mandeep Singh, resident of Babbode Kothe, near Jagroan, for stealing a Swaraj tractor from a farmhouse at Kuranwala. Tractor owner Roshan Lal, son of Kaka Ram, resident of Kuran Wala, had filed a complaint with the police that his tractor was stolen on September 25, 2010 from his Kuranwala farmhouse. On the basis of this complaint, the police had arrested the thief who was working with the tractor owner.


2 juveniles held in snatching case
Chandigarh, October 5
The police today arrested two minor boys, who had allegedly snatched a mobile phone in Sector 38 West here.Sources in the crime branch of the Chandigarh Police said the police laid a picket near Dhanas village on a tip-off and arrested two juveniles wanted in a snatching case.

4-kg poppy husk recovered, 1 held
Chandigarh, October 5
The police arrested a resident of Ludhiana from Sector 17 ISBT and recovered 4 kg of poppy husk from his possession.Sector 17 ISBT police post in charge, Sub-Inspector Ajinder Singh Minhas said the police had information and during the search recovered the contraband around 4 pm. The accused has been identified as 30-year-old Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Narangwal village in Ludhiana district.

5 booked on rioting charge
Chandigarh, October 5
The police on Monday booked five persons on the charges of rioting. Sandeep, a resident of Kajheri, reported to the police alleging that Asha Ram, Sunil, Mahinder, Umesh and Babloo, all residents of Kajheri, had had beaten up him and his brother. They were injured in the attack and were admitted to the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital. A case of rioting, causing injuries and common intension has been registered at the Sector 36 police station.


Football Meet: Rajeshwar club drub RBI club
A football match in progress at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh, October 5
The Rajeshwar Football Club drubbed RBI Football Club 3-0 in the ongoing 5th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship being organised by the Youngsters Football Club at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

A football match in progress at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Women’s Golf
Vani tightens grip on title
Chandigarh, October 5
Gurgaon teenager Vani Kapoor played a steady two over 74 card to tighten her grip on the championship trophy as well as the junior title on the penultimate day of the 18th Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship here today.


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