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Hypnotised boy gives away jewellery, Rs. 6 lakh
SaurabhChandigarh, October 11
Two unidentified men tricked a gullible 12-year-old boy, a resident of Sector 22, into handing them 500 grams of gold ornaments worth about Rs 10 lakh as well as Rs 6 lakh in cash after allegedly “hypnotising” him on Sunday. The conmen reportedly convinced the child his family members had come under the “spell of an evil power” and goaded him to bring them valuables lying in his house to help avoid a “calamity”.


Bulbul Case
2 GMSH docs nailed for destroying evidence
Admn okays filing of criminal cases
Chandigarh, October 11
After conducting a series of meticulous inquiries, UT administrator Shivraj V Patil has finally held two doctors of the Government Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16 guilty of destruction of evidence in the infamous Bulbul case that hit the headlines three months ago.

Exam Fraud
Four get police remand
Chandigarh, October 11
A special CBI court today remanded four accused involved in the CTU conductor examination fraud in one-day police custody while sending another three accused arrested in the case to judicial custody.




travelling on city roads can be a Pain in the neck

Chaos due to non-functional traffic lights on the road separating Sectors 18 and 19.
Chaos due to non-functional traffic lights on the road separating Sectors 18 and 19. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan
A car that overturned on the road separating Sectors 7 and 26 in Chandigarh.
A car that overturned on the road separating Sectors 7 and 26 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

CBI team visits MC’s fire dept
Chandigarh, October 11
The CBI perused documents pertaining to the recruitment of firemen by the municipal corporation here today. Refusing to give details, CBI officials said a routine visit was made to the fire department in Sector 17 and it was too early to make an official statement.

BTech student jumps into Sukhna, dies
Chandigarh, October 11
Mohit, a 17-year-old BTech student from Ambala, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Sukhna Lake on Sunday. He went missing from his house yesterday and his body was recovered from the lake this morning.


Badal not discharged yet
A heavy rush of vehicles at the PGI in Chandigarh on Monday. Recovery from injury satisfactory, say authorities
Chandigarh, October 11
Even five days after being admitted to the PGI here, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was not discharged by doctors today.

A heavy rush of vehicles at the PGI in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Admission scam puts PGI students on defensive
Chandigarh, October 11
The arrest of two junior resident doctors by the CBI last week in the case of fraudulent admissions at PGI has come as a shock to other students, who now often have to answer unwelcome questions about the two who had been studying with them. They are feeling cheated by their own colleagues whose role in the scam has put a question mark on their own credibility.

Act of faith keeps them going
Chandigarh, October 11
Ramlila may just be a 10-day affair for most, but there are some who have been taking part in this event for decades. One such family, the Bhardwajs, has seen its three generations perform on stage.

‘Treat architectural journalism as novel discipline’
Awardees at Architecture College, Sector 12, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, October 11
The First Friday Forum at its annual oration function organised a symposium on architecture, journalism and architectural journalism.

Awardees at Architecture College, Sector 12, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Vaalivadham brings alive slice of history 
Chandigarh, October 11
The week-long festival of traditions organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi in collaboration with the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, concluded with the staging of Yakshagana, Vaalivadham in traditional form of Karnataka.

Snaverjit’s songs enliven Sham-e-Mousiqi 
Chandigrh, October 11
An amalgamation of melody, diction, cadence, rhythm and andaaz-e-byan made Sham-e-Mousiqi a memorable experience at the Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.

Monkey menace helpline nos.
Chandigarh, October 11
To tackle the monkey menace being faced by city residents, the Chandigarh administration has started a telephone service to register complaints.

Yogesh Kumar gets charge of IT
Chandigarh, October 11
Almost five months after the repatriation of MS Brar to Punjab, the Chandigarh Administration has been able to find an incumbent for the sensitive post of IT Director.

Councillors go ga-ga over Gangtok
Chandigarh, October 11
The 14-member delegation of councillors of the municipal corporation (MC) who recently returned form Gangtok after a study tour was impressed by arrangements of sanitation and door-to-door garbage collection there.

Women cover their faces during a dust storm in Chandigarh on Monday.
Women cover their faces during a dust storm in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

‘Sting operations shouldn’t infringe upon privacy’
Chandigarh, October 11
The Law Commission of India is balancing the scales of justice between the “Right to Know” and the “Right to Privacy” by zooming in on sting operations. The commission is also bringing under its scanner sensitive issues such as honour killings, dowry harassment, land acquisition and even poverty eradication.

Fire brigade ill-equipped for emergencies
Mohali, October 11
Inadequate staff and lack of equipment to fight fires in high-rise buildings have hit the preparedness of the Mohali fire brigade to tackle emergencies during the festive season.

Mansa Devi to get touch screen
Panchkula, October 11
In order to account for the material offerings by the devotees, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (SMMDSB) would install touch screen computers at the main door of the temple and these offerings could be distributed to the devotees on the spot.

Zirakpur autos barred from entering P’kula
Zirakpur, October 11
Hundreds of commuters faced inconvenience as officials from the Haryana transport department did not let the auto-rickshaws from Zirakpur enter Panchkula here today.

Cosmetic dermatitis cases on the rise
Panchkula, October 11
Incidents of cosmetic dermatitis are on the a rise in the tricity and with the onset of the festival season youngsters and middle-aged persons, specially women are opting for various cosmetic procedures without having any awareness about the precautions to be taken or the side effects.

Illegal construction picks up at Sohana
Mohali, October 11
With development activity being carried out in the peripheral sectors of Mohali, unauthorised construction activity in Akal Ashram Colony, Sohana, has also picked up. From the past few days, construction of at least three houses in the colony is going on full swing.

Pass new Land Acquisition Bill, says BJP
Chandigarh, October 11
The BJP today demanded the passage of the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2007, and the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007, in the Winter Session of the Parliament.


Candidates get basic answers wrong, Senators disturbed
Chandigarh, October 11
Panjab University Senators expressed displeasure at a meeting at the below par response of candidates to questions asked during the admission process for the MBA course. Senators quoted incidents as the take-off point to show the falling academic standards.

No decision yet on exams by affiliated colleges
Chandigarh, October 11
The issue of conducting examination by affiliated colleges ignited a heated debate at the Panjab University senate meeting on Sunday, but the deadlock continues.

‘No errands for teachers during school hours’
Chandigarh, October 11
Going by the latest directive of UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas that under no circumstances will a teacher be assigned any errand during school hours.

Seminar on teacher-student relationship
Chandigarh, October 11
The Education Department of the Chandigarh Administration organised a seminar on teacher-student relationship at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Karsan, which witnessed two slapping incidents recently.

‘Training workshops sharpen skills of teachers’
Chandigarh, October 11
A basic training workshop on “Quantitative Methods and Techniques in Social Science Research” organised by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, began with a keynote address by Sucha Singh Gill, Director-General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, at the ICSSR Complex. Nearly 55 teachers and research scholars from all over the North- West India are participating in the workshop.


MNCs hire 852 students
Kharar, October 11
A massive recruitment drive for students of BTech, BArch, MBA, PGDM, MCA, diploma courses and general graduates concluded at Indo Global Colleges, Abhipur, near here.

KV opens branch at Reuna Uchha village
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 11
A branch of Kendriya Vidyalaya School was inaugurated today by Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan at Reuna Uchha village. The Deputy commissioners speaking on the occasion expressed gratitude for the village panchayat for donating 10 acre of land for the construction of this school.

Model Industrial Township
Farmers protest acquisition
Ambala, October 11
Hundreds of farmers of adjoining villages of Ambala City constituency demonstrated in front of the Deputy Commissioner office today to protest against the acquisition of their land for setting up Model Industrial Township. The government had announced to acquire around 1,800 acres for the MIT project.

Welcome gate comes down, jams traffic
Kharar, October 11
A temporary structure, installed near Balongi sales tax barrier for a religious function, came down today, leading to traffic jam and chaos.

Street turns dumping ground
Bassi Pathana, October 11
The residents of ward number 6, near old post office, are living in hell like situation as the council has made a street a dumping ground. Not only the garbage emanates stench, stray animals gather here in search of food and feed on dump. Even the residents have to make their way to their homes through the slush.


Two get life term in murder case
Convicted of kidnapping, killing auto driver in 2008
Chandigarh, October 11
A local court today awarded life imprisonment to two persons convicted of kidnapping and killing an auto-rickshaw driver from Mauli Jagran here in December, 2008.

Admn gave Rs. 1.13 cr to ’84 riot-hit, HC told
Chandigarh, October 11
The UT administration has disbursed Rs 1.13 crore as ex-gratia grant and other assistance among 63 claimants among the 1984 riot victims, the Punjab and Haryana High Court was told today.

Patran MC President’s Post
HC Double Bench orders re-election
Chandigarh, October 11
A week after a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the state of Punjab to notify Raj Kumar as elected president of the Patran municipal council in Patiala district, the High Court today ordered re-elections.


Woman wanted for fraud held in Delhi
Chandigarh, October 11
A woman from Nawanshahr, wanted in a case of cheating for forging documents to sell a property in the city since last year, was arrested from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, on Sunday.

Youth held on rape charge
Chandigarh, October 11
The police today arrested a 20-year-old youth, a resident of Sector 40-C, on the charge of raping a minor on the pretext of marrying her.

Two mobikes stolen
Chandigarh, October 11
| A car and two motorcycles were stolen from the city while a theft was committed at a house in Sector 40 here.

Woman sets herself on fire, dies
Chandigarh, October 11
Twentynine-year-old Aarti, mother of three, today allegedly immolated herself at her Bapu Dham Colony residence here this afternoon.

Two killed in accident
Mohali, October 11
While a person, Amandeep, died in a road accident last night at Bhagomajra village on the Kharar-Landran road, another injured, Baljinder Singh, succumbed to his injuries today. The latter was the only son of his parents.


Bhavdeep skates to top spot
Winners of various categories with their prizes during the CBSE North Zone-I Roller Skating Championship-2010 in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, October 11
Bhavdeep Singh Sachdeva of KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 7, brought laurels to the school by winning top position in the under-19 rink race-II (quad) during the CBSE North Zone-I Roller Skating Championship-2010 that concluded on the school premises here today.

Winners of various categories with their prizes during the CBSE North Zone-I Roller Skating Championship-2010 in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph 

SGGS hand out 17-0 clobbering to Akal academy
Players of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, and Akal Sahib Academy, Baru Sahib, in action at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday.Chandigarh, October 11
The match between SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, and Akal Sahib Academy, Baru Sahib, turned out to be a cakewalk for the former as they humiliated their opponents 17-0 in the under-19 category of the CBSE North Zone Cluster XII & XIII Tournament 2010-2011 that began at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, here today.

Players of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, and Akal Sahib Academy, Baru Sahib, in action at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Local girls do city proud
Chandigarh, October 11
Chandigarh junior girls hockey team won laurels as they returned home with the runners-up trophy and the best forward award in the 35th Junior National Girls’ Under-21 Hockey Championship held in Pune from September 25 to October 6. The team lost the final 0-3 to Haryana.

AITA Talent Series
Easy sailing for Param, Ankrish
Chandigarh, October 11
Local lad Param Pun moved ahead after beating UP’s Rishi Khirwear 4-1, 4-0 in the first round of boys’ under-12 section in the St Stephen’s AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Under-12 and Under-16 boys and girls at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today.

Football trial by CFA today
Chandigarh, October 11
The Chandigarh Football Association will organise selection trials at the DAV Senior Secondary School ground in Sector 8 at 4 pm tomorrow.


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