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16 Vivek students suspended for 3 months
Had posted obscene and abusive comments about a teacher on Facebook
Chandigarh, October 7
Sixteen class XII students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, here have been suspended for three months for posting obscene and abusive comments about a female teacher on social networking site Facebook.

Realtors dupe Aerocity investors of lakhs 
Mohali, October 7
The mad rush to make a fast buck in the sale and purchase of plots of the successful applicants in the Aerocity draw appears to have boomeranged.

Transfer of flats to GPA holders set to resume
Chandigarh, October 7
The wait is over for thousands of GPA (general power of attorney) holders in cooperative group housing societies in the city to get their flats transferred in their own names.




2 killed in road mishaps
Chandigarh, October 7
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in different parts of the city today. A 25-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Ashu Rishi, a resident of Sector 47, was killed in an accident on the road dividing Sector 45 and Colony number 5.


Admn no to residential facility for mentally challenged
Plans to set up mental health institute 
Chandigarh, October 7
The Chandigarh administration yesterday made it clear that it would not provide residential facility to mentally challenged in the city. However, it plans to set up a mental health institute with the capacity of 100 beds for the long-term care and rehabilitation of such children.

Army told to consider applicant for promotion
Chandigarh, October 7
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has asked Director General Personnel, Army Headquarters, to consider applicant Mohan Lal Sharma for promotion to the post of supervisor in the MES.

Factionalism stares BJP, Cong in the face
Chandigarh, October 7
Factionalism has raised its ugly head in the two mainstream parties - the Congress and the BJP - ahead of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh elections slated for next year.

Residents go without power for 12 hrs
Zirakpur, October 7
Power supply to Zirakpur, Baltana, Pabhat, Lohgarh and surrounding villages remained suspended for more than 12 hours today causing inconvenience to residents of the area. The power supply was yet to be restored till filling of the report.

Food Street
Notice of motion issued on cost of eatables
Chandigarh, October 7
The reported high cost of foodstuff being offered by the night food street in Sector 14 here has not gone down well with the Punjab and Haryana High Court. After taking a suo motu cognisance of a news-report on high prices being allegedly charged by the shopkeepers at the night food street, a Division Bench today issued a notice of motion to the UT Administration. The Division Bench of Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and Justice Ajay Tewari issued the notice.

Nautanki Bhagat Pooranmal enthrals audience 
Artistes stage a ‘nautanki’ at Randhawa Auditorium in Chandigarh on Thursday.Chandigarh, October 7
After a sleek presentation of “ nautanki- Amar Singh Rathore yesterday, another nautanki titled “ Bhakat Pooranmal” was staged by Swastic Rangmandal Mathura in the ongoing CSNA “ Festival of Theatre traditions ”at the Randhawa auditorium here today.

Artistes stage a ‘nautanki’ at Randhawa Auditorium in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Pak Spy Case
Accused confesses passing info to Pak: Police
Chandigarh, October 7
The alleged Pakistani spy, Kashif Ali, has admitted that he was trained in the neighbouring country and had passed on the information regarding the formation of the Indian Army and its secret documents to Pakistan, said the police.

We were misled, say freedom fighters’ families
Mohali, October 7
Family members of freedom fighters today claimed the Punjab housing & urban development department’s guidelines on two per cent reservation in plots and houses for freedom fighters had been “misinterpreted” by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) while framing the Aerocity housing scheme.

Govt urged to lift ban on mining
Panchkula, October 7
Irked over the ban on mining in riverbeds by the Haryana government, miners urged the state government to lift the ban, so that thousands of people associated with the trade could earn their livelihood.

Workshop for women police recruits
Chandigarh, October 7
A valedictory function of the three-day workshop based on “Family life education, communication skills and stress management” meant for improving the personality of female recruits was organised at the Recruitment Training Centre (RTC) at the Police Lines in Sector 26 here yesterday.


Non-payment of Octroi on Oil Consumption
Nagar panchayat issues notices to industries 
Lalru, October 7
The Lalru Nagar Panchayat has issued notices to different industries, which are not paying octroi on oil consumption and getting direct supply of oil from oil companies.

Ministerial staff of the Punjab Government protest against their pending demands on Dussehra ground in Mohali on Thursday.
Ministerial staff of the Punjab Government protest against their pending demands on Dussehra ground in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Engineers protest against govt, Powercom
Ropar, October 7
A regional body meeting of the PSEB Engineers’ Association was held today wherein engineers protested against the failure of the state government and Powercom management to fulfill their demands.

Parks in Ambala to get facelift
Ambala, October 7
Subhash Park , a famous park in Ambala Cantt, having run into rough weather, is all set to restore its old pristine glory.

13,853 tonne paddy arrives in Ambala grain market
Ambala, October 7
Ambala Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow today said that about 13,853 tonne of paddy had arrived in all 14-grain markets in the district. Besides, the new crop had arrived in the grain markets and the moisture content in the crop was quite high at the moment, but the farmers were still getting a good price from private shellers. He also appealed to the farmers to bring their produce in mandis dry and clean so that they would not face any difficulty in selling their produce, he added.


Suicide in Church
Court shows no mercy to Mercy Bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, October 7
District Session Judge SK Goel today dismissed the bail application of Mercy Sebastian, who was arrested on the charges of abetment to suicide in the case of Maya, a maid at Don Bosco Navjeevan Church, Sector 24.


Visa consultancy firm staff booked for duping client
Chandigarh, October 7
The police today booked the chief executive of a city-based immigration and visa consultancy services firm along with his wife and five company employees for allegedly defrauding an Ambala resident of Rs 1.9 lakh while promising to send him abroad on a study visa.

Man succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, October 7
A 45-year-old clerk working in the Punjab vigilance department, who got injured in a hit-and-run road accident on October 1, died at the PGI here today. In another incident, a 35-year-old woman was injured after being hit by a bus at the Sector 17 ISBT yesterday.

Man gets 10-yr jail for raping minor
Panchkula, October 7
Additional District and Session Judge Ritu Garg here today awarded 10-year imprisonment to accused Kari Lal Dass, a resident of Chandi Mandir, for raping a two-year-old girl. The court further slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 on the accused.

40-year-old woman crushed to death
Zirakpur, October 7
A 40-year-old woman was killed by a speeding vehicle on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway near Paras Downtown Square last night.


Rajeshwar lads club get better of Rajput club
Chandigarh, October 7
The Rajeshwar Football Club defeated Rajput Football Club by 2-1 in the 5th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Championship being organised by the Youngsters Football Club at the Sector-17 Football Stadium here today.

Kanwar, Bhalla put CCA in strong position
Mohali, October 7
Brilliant second-wicket partnership of 184 runs between Sarul Kanwar and Vishwas Bhalla has put the Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) in a strong position against the Rest of Punjab in the final match of the Punjab State Senior Inter-District Tournament being held at the PCA Stadium here today.

Mohali to have international hockey stadium 
Mohali, October 7
While the work of construction of sports complex opposite PCA Stadium would be allotted to the PWD department, funds to the tune of Rs 25 crore would be borne by Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

St Xavier's to clash with Chaman Lal DAV
Panchkula, October 7
St Xavier's, Panchkula, would face Chaman Lal DAV, Panchkula, in the opening match of the 2nd Clive Shear Memorial Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament to be held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, in Panchkula tomorrow.

6 teams for cricket meet
Chandigarh, October 7
The Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy and St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, would jointly organise the 7th Molly Carver Invitation Cup at St Stephen’s-45 and St Stephen's, Togan, from October 11.

800 for roller skating meet
Chandigarh, October 7
About 800 skaters from Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Haryana have arrived in the city to participate in the CBSE North Zone-I Roller Skating Championship to be held at KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 7-B, from tomorrow.


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