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Manufacture of sweets in unhygienic environs
Authorities fail to act against small units
Mohali, October 19
Workers make sweets in Industrial Area, phase V, under unhygienic conditions. Dark dingy rooms with flies all over best showcase the unhygienic conditions prevalent at a number of sweet-manufacturing makeshift outlets that have come up in Mohali town’s.

Workers make sweets in Industrial Area, phase V, under unhygienic conditions.Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Jolt to wholesalers
Chandigarh, October 19
A day after the UT administration destroyed a whopping 7,500 kg of what it termed as “spurious and adulterated sweets”, the wholesale sweet manufacturers claim to have lost business worth lakhs of rupees as a fallout.



Loopholes favour offenders
Chandigarh, October 19
Even as health officials of the Chandigarh administration have claimed to have lifted hundreds of samples of food articles from different parts of the city, this has proved to be no deterrent against adulteration. In fact, loopholes in the system of sampling have proved to be a boon for the offenders.

CWG probe: IT raids IREO Group’s city office
Firm, owned by BJP leader’s kin, got games contracts
Chandigarh, October 19
The tremors of the ongoing multiagency investigation into the Commonwealth Games scam were felt in the city today with income tax sleuths swooping down on the offices of the IREO Group, a firm owned by Lalit Goyal, a relative of controversial BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal, in the city and Ludhiana.

I-T survey on two biz houses
Chandigarh, October 19
The Income Tax Department carried out survey operations on premises of two leading business houses, including Bharat Distributors and RK glass and crockery, here today.

OPDs closed on Oct 22
CHANDIGARH: All OPDs in the PGI, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, will remain closed on Friday, October 22, on account of Maharishi Balmiki Jayanti. Emergency services, however, will function as usual. — TNS


Hit-and-run Case
Advocate refutes SHO’s claims

Chandigarh, October 19
Refuting claims of the SHO of the Sector 3 police station that Sukhmani Brar’s house was locked when the police team went there to arrest the accused, advocate HC Arora, who had filed a complaint with the Police Complaints Authority, today sought to produce the video footage to expose the ‘false claims” of the SHO.

Student falls from bus, fractures leg
Panchkula, October 19
A 22-year-old BTech final-year student fractured his leg when he tried to board a bus at Sector 5 here yesterday. The injured was taken to General Hospital from where his family members shifted him to a private hospital.

Folk song, embroidery contests reign Day I
Chandigarh, October 19
Students perform at the inauguration of the PU Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at GCG-42 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, organised the Zone B Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival, which began here today on its premises.Advisor to the Administrator, Pradip Mehra, inaugurated the event.

DANCING DAMSELS: Students perform at the inauguration of the PU Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at GCG-42 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

103 & still going strong
Chandigarh, October 19
Call it a celestial wonder or human perfection in art at its preeminent, the 103-old-year living legend and intuitive seer of Hindustani classical music, Ustad Abdul Rasheed Khan veritably deserved all, if his entrancing spell at a captivating Spic- Macay concert at the PU English auditorium is to go by.


Non-lifting of Procured Paddy
Commission agents hold up traffic
Bassi Pathana, October 19
Commission agents, farmers and labourers organised a dharna and blocked traffic on the Bassi Pathana-Chandigarh road in protest against the distress sale and non-lifting of procured paddy by various government agencies allegedly on the behest of rice millers of the area.

Man killed in road mishap
Dera Bassi, October19
A brick-kiln worker was killed in a road accident near Lalru last evening.According to information, the deceased, Chintamani, a resident of Amdaha in Bihar was a worker at the SRV Brick-kiln at Jaula Kalan.

Engg college team bring laurels in kabaddi
Dera Bassi, October 19
Kabaddi team of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology brought laurels to the institute by winning silver medal and trophy in the Inter-College Kabaddi Tournament held at SUSCET, Tangori.



Plan to Loot Petrol Pump
Five convicted
Panchkula, October 19
A local court convicted five robbers for planning to loot a petrol station in Panchkula here today.District and Sessions judge PL Ahuja convicted Jeevan, a native of Bihar, Mahesh, Narender and Kunal, residents of Delhi, and Pinto, a resident of Rajasthan.

PEC Recruitment Scam
Court adjourns bail petition
Chandigarh, October 19
Mohinder Bajaj, the accused in the PEC recruitment scam, today filed a bail petition in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) JS Sidhu. The bail was filed through his counsel advocate AS Sukhija.


Nursing student found dead
Panchkula, October 19
A 20-year-old nursing student was found dead under mysterious circumstances here today.The deceased identified as Anu, a resident of Panipat, was studying in an institute at Zirakpur.

Man held for assault
Chandigarh, October 19
The police on Monday arrested a Sector 21 resident on the charges of assaulting a man in Sector 9. The victim, Sudhir Chauhan, a resident of Sector 16, filed a complaint with the police alleging that Vikram Bhardwaj, a resident of Sector 21, had trashed him and threatened him of dire consequences. The police has arrested the accused after registering a case against him.

Briefcase stolen from car
Chandigarh, October 19
Thieves decamped with cash and other articles after smashing open windowpanes of a car parked in Industrial Area here this morning.Vinay Gandhi, a resident of Sector 44, said he had gone to a factory in Phase I, Industrial Area, and parked his Hyundai Santro car (CH-03-S-1256) on the road around 9.45 am.

Bulbul Case
4 GMSH docs, six employees booked
Chandigarh, October 19
The police today booked four doctors of the Sector 16 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) - Dr Veena Sarna, head of gynaecology department, Dr Deepak Thakur, diplomate of National Board student, Dr Usha Bansal and Dr Praveena Dhiman - and six other employees of the hospital on the charges of negligence and destroying and tampering with the material evidence in the infamous Bulbul case.

NCC cadets thrash two Amritsar lads
Chandigarh, October 19
A minor altercation snowballed into a major fight between two groups on the final day of an NCC camp at Gur Sagar Gurdwara here last night.The incident, which left two students of DAV College, Amritsar, Shammi and S Joshi, with grave injuries, occurred at around 2 am in the basement of the gurdwara, where the cadets were staying.


Termination of Kings XI Punjab
Clueless protesters make noise
Students of GGDSD College, Sector 32, hold a protest in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, October 19
The ongoing protest against the BCCI for terminating Kings XI Punjab team from IPL was a mere farce. Most protesters didn’t even know whom they were supporting. The “so-called” fans of the local team were holding a mere “fun-filled” protest at GGDSD College, Sector 32, here this afternoon.

Students of GGDSD College, Sector 32, hold a protest in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


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