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Krishna Mohan may feel CBI heat now
Allotment of contract for advertising on CTU buses
Chandigarh, October 16
With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently booking three former top officials of the UT administration, Lalit Sharma, Krishna Mohan and Vivek Attray, in the theme-cum-amusement park case, the CBI may soon reopen an old inquiry pertaining to allotting contract for advertising on CTU buses against former Home Secretary Krishna Mohan, who also held charge as Transport Secretary at that time.

Subscribers’ vanity call fetches BSNL Rs 1.8 crore
Chandigarh, October 16
Thanks to numerology believers and flashy Punjabis, who love to flaunt “VIP” or vanity numbers, cash registers of the state-owned telecom company BSNL have been ringing for the past three years.


Rs 25 lakh to go up in flames on Dasehra
Chandigarh, October 16
Effigies worth Rs 25 lakh will go up in flames at about 20 places across the city on Dasehra, with the price of material used for making the effigies having substantially risen over the last one year.

CWG mascot stolen again
Chandigarh, October 16
For the second time in a week, Commonwealth Games (CWG) mascot Shera has been stolen. This time, the mascot has been stolen from outside Sukhna lake’s cafeteria, where it had been installed about a fortnight earlier. Some early morning walkers, who noticed the theft today, reported it to the police. They were shocked to see the empty stand on which the about five-foot Shera was installed. This time, the thieves did not steal Shera alone. They also took away a decorative frog-shaped dustbin located near the mascot. However, some enthusiastic employees of the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation, who started a hunt, located the designer dustbin lying abandoned in the woods near the Rock Garden. The mascot remained untraceable.


Rape case against councillor’s husband
DSP offered Rs 25,000: Victim’s father
Chandigarh, October 16
In the rape case against Harmail Singh, husband of councillor from Mani Majra Sunita Chaudhary, the victim’s father today stated before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge GC Garg that DSP PK Dhawan had offered him Rs 25,000 to withdraw the complaint.

Walking Down Memory Lane

People take part in a heritage walk from Sukhna Lake to Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Saturday
People take part in a heritage walk from Sukhna Lake to Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Contempt notice to Punjab Chief Secy
Chandigarh, October 16
The local Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal has issued a contempt notice to Chief Secretary, Punjab, and others in contempt of a court case filed by CS Srivastava, an IAS officer.

Dasehra Celebrations
Sec-22 venue shifted to circus ground-17
Chandigarh, October 16
After two decades of staging Ramlila and celebrating Dasehra at the Nehru Park in Sector 22, the Chandigarh Ramlila Committee will this time burn the effigies at the circus ground in Sector 17.

151 vehicles challaned
Chandigarh, October 16
To curb the tendency of plying/ operating unauthorised or with incomplete documents vehicles, a special drive was carried out by the State Transport Authority here today.

EME celebrates 67th Corps Day
Chandigarh, October 16
A solemn ceremony to pay homage to martyrs marked the 67th Corps Day of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) at Headquarters Western Command, Chandi Mandir, yesterday.

Work on upgrading Mani Majra hospital begins
Chandigarh, October 16
The Chandigarh administration has decided to upgrade the 50-bed hospital at Mani Majra to a 100-bed hospital by spending Rs 6.87 crore on the project.

Hot days, chilly nights confound residents
Chandigarh, October 16
With the winter season yet to come around, the increasing difference in the day and night temperatures is causing problems for local residents.

Water purification project for villages
Chandigarh, October 16
As part of the coveted research project sponsored by IIT-Delhi, a model prepared by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Sector 26, will now be replicated at villages across North India, where waste is being used for irrigation.

Kolkata Tour
Mayor went to Nepal, too: Harjinder
Chandigarh, October 16
The controversy over the second scheduled study tour of councillors to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram today sprung up surprising facts about the first nine-day study tour to Gangtok and Kolkata.

Sohana resident dies, dengue suspected
Mohali, October 16
A resident of Sohana, suspected to be suffering from dengue fever, died at the PGI, Chandigarh, last night. District Health Officer Dr Jai Singh said Pardeep Singh was suffering from fever for the past few days. He was taken to a private hospital for treatment. But when his condition did not improve he was referred to the PGI.

Arrears for dearness allowance
Pensioners demand benefit from 2001
Mohali, October 16
The local unit of the Punjab Government Pensioners Association has urged the government to give arrears for dearness allowance to dependents who were given jobs on compassionate grounds from May, 2001, and not only from October this year.

MC gets tough with encroachers in markets
Notices being issued to 250 offenders
Mohali, October 16
Acting tough against shopkeepers who have unauthorisedly occupied market verandahs and are creating a nuisance for others, the Mohali municipal council has shot off 50 notices out of a total of 250 violators identified so far.

200 get eyes examined
Mohali, October 16
To observe the World Sight Day as an awareness drive to focus attention on the ‘Global issue of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment’, the Rotary, SAS Nagar, organised an eye camp at Rotary Bhavan in Sector 70 here today. About 200 persons were examined at the camp.


CAT Decision On College Principals
Seniority must not be ignored: Teachers
Chandigarh, October 16
Asserting that ‘seniority must not be ignored at any cost’, both government and private college teachers have responded optimistically to the recent directions issued by Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), directing the UT administration to amend its rules and consider cases of non-PhD degree holders for the post of college principal.

A moment of pride for students
Students during the 40th annual convocation of the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Saturday Chandigarh, October 16
Around 385 students of bachelors of engineering were awarded degrees, while 34 of them graduated with honours in various disciplines during the 40th annual convocation of the PEC University of Technology. Surendra Prasad, director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, was the chief guest on the occasion and 128 students, who completed their postgraduate programme, were awarded ME degrees.
Students during the 40th annual convocation of the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Youth fest at GCG-42 from Oct 19
Chandigarh, October 16
Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, will organise the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival, Chandigarh Zone-B, from October 19 to 22, 2010. It is for the third time that the college is organising the festival.


Man gets two-year RI for demanding dowry
Ambala, October 16
Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajnish K Sharma sentenced two years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 to a resident of Kurukshetra, Harnam Singh, under Section 498-A (torturing a married woman for dowry). He was further sentenced two years imprisonment under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust). Both the sentences would run concurrently.

Injury marks on Ambala inmates fake
Ambala October 16
Superintendent of Ambala central jail SPS Chauhan said the jail inmates had marked reddish marks on their bodies by applying coal, lemon and Derobin, a skin ointment manufactured by Vardhman Remedies.

Ambala jail to get jammer
Ambala, October 16
The Ambala central jail administration has decided to install a jammer on the jail premises to check the illegal use of mobile phones by inmates. Recently four mobile phones were recovered from the jail inmates during a search campaign.


Three acquitted of culpable homicide
Chandigarh, October 16
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today acquitted Kunal Singla, Madan Mohan and Mandeep Sharma in a case of culpable homicide of Rishipal Singh, whose body was found on the road separating Sectors 20 and 21 on December 9, 2008.

Consumer Courts
Rs 50,000 penalty slapped on Thomas Cook
Chandigarh, October 16
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the branch manager of Thomas Cook (I) Ltd in Sector 9 to pay Rs 50,000 in compensation to Ashwani Kumar Arora for cancelling his hotel reservation.

Rathore’s Stabbing
Police indicts Utsav
Chandigarh, October 16
The UT police today submitted a chargesheet in the local court against Utsav Sharma, who had allegedly stabbed convicted former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore.
The police has filed charges under Sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.


Another student loses life on Zirakpur-Dhakoli stretch
Traffic chaos is a common sight near the railway line on the Zirakpur-Dhakoli roadZirakpur, October 16
Another school student became a victim of negligent driving on the Zirakpur-Dhakoli road last night. This is the second fatal accident on the stretch in a week. A 17-year-old schoolgirl was killed on October 14. Two others were killed and five persons sustained injuries in various accidents in the past few months.

Traffic chaos is a common sight near the railway line on the Zirakpur-Dhakoli road. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Property dealer booked for filing false case
Panchkula, October 16
Tables were turned on a property dealer of Dhampur Colony in Pinjore as the Kalka police has booked him for filing a false case of dacoity against the opposite party in a land deal case.

Fiza’s neighbours lodge another complaint
Mohali, October 15
Three months after the Mohali police booked Fiza, alias Anuradha Bali, the estranged wife of Chander Mohan, for allegedly tresspassing into the house of her neighbour and breaking a windowpane and flower pots, yet another complaint against her has been forwarded to the SDM, Mohali, for preventive action against her.


Delhi’s Hemant leads
Players strategise during the 19th National Chess Championship 2010 at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Saturday Chandigarh, October 16
Delhi’s Hemant Sharma maintained the lead with six points at the end of the seventh round in the 19th National U-25 Chess Championship being held at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today. He is closely followed by a pack of four players with 5.5 points each.

Players strategise during the 19th National Chess Championship 2010 at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Swapnil steers Saupin’s into semis
Chandigarh, October 16
Excellent batting performance by Swapnil (40 runs off 43 balls) enabled Saupin’s to storm into the semifinal by defeating GMSS, Sector 44, in the quarterfinal of the U-14 Inter-School Cricket Tournament played at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, here today.

Top seeds in semifinal line-up
Mohali, October 16
Top seed Aviraj Kamboj and second seed Prabhsimran Bal stormed into the semifinals of men’s singles in the Anee’s Tandem Tennis Tournament at Anee’s Tandem Tennis Academy, Sector 69, here today. The other semifinalist included Deepak Thakur and Tushar Sharma.

Randeep wins Pro-am of Champions
Chandigarh, October 16
Randeep Singh booked a berth in the final of the 16th edition of the BT Honda Pro-Am of Champions after winning in the 0-10 handicap category held at the Chandigarh Golf Club here on Saturday.


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