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Woman robbed of Rs 10,000 in Sec 22 house
Unidentified men hold her child at knifepoint
Chandigarh, October 22
Three unidentified men robbed a woman of Rs 10,000 after holding her year-and-a-half old child captive at knifepoint at her home in Sector 22 here this afternoon. The suspects reportedly walked away from there after the crime.

Woollens out More rain expected Power supply hit
Flights delayed 8-yr-old killed in Ambala
Heavy rain heralds onset of winter
Chandigarh, October 22
The moderate to heavy rainfall that lashed the city today sent the mercury plummeting by 2 degrees Celsius and forced some residents to take out their woollens.


Girls enjoy showers in Sector 17; and (right) people remove branches of the tree which fell on a car during the storm in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Trees uprooted; phones down in many areas
Farmers try to save their produce in the grain market as heavy rain lashed the area adjoining Rajpura on Friday. CHANDIGARH: The unexpected dust storm and heavy rain with black clouds covering the sky turned the day into night in the afternoon today. The high velocity winds left a trail of destruction, with trees damaged or uprooted in several places and electricity and telephone services severely hit.

Farmers try to save their produce in the grain market as heavy rain lashed the area adjoining Rajpura on Friday. Tribune photo: JS Virdi

Facebook Incident
Teachers’ thumbs up for community service
Chandigarh, October 22
Vivek High School’s idea of introducing community service as an alternative to punishments has clicked with the entire education fraternity, which thinks it to be the best way to deal with erring students.

Sweets manufacturers budge
To abide by admn guidelines
Chandigarh, October 22
Not ready to lose out on their festive sales, sweets manufacturers have decided to abide by most of the guidelines as directed by the UT administration. In a meeting held by members of the Wholesale Sweets Manufacturers Association and attended by over 50 members today, it was unanimously decided to do their best to maintain hygiene and put safety standards in place.


13 new ITBP battalions to plug Himalayan frontier
A woman contingent participates in the ITBP Raising Day parade for the first time at the forces Basic Training Centre in Bhanu near Panchkula on Friday. Bhanu (Panchkula), October 22
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force would be raising 13 new battalions to plug the wide gaps in border deployment, along the Himalayan borders with China and Tibet. ITBP Director General, RK Bhatia, said the new units would be raised over the next two years and would supplement the force’s existing 49 battalions in executing its operational mandate.

A woman contingent participates in the ITBP Raising Day parade for the first time at the forces Basic Training Centre in Bhanu near Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Maintenance of Green Belts
Advertisers make hay as MC sleeps
Mohali, October 22
Even as the Mohali Municipal Council is in deep slumber, companies authorised to use green belts for advertising purposes are making hay, neglecting the maintenance of the areas with impunity and damaging trees recklessly to accommodate their advertisement boards.

One of the ill-maintained green belts in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

BSNL offers free SIM cards in ‘home unlimited’ plan
Chandigarh, October 22
In an effort to retain its dwindling base of landline subscribers, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has come up with slew of measures like offering free 2G cellular SIM cards to landline users with unlimited calls between the home and mobile phones. The scheme, called ‘home unlimited’, was launched at the beginning of this month.

Girls perform giddha on the concluding day of the Punjab University Youth and Heritage festival in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

CAT stays probe against PGI technician
Chandigarh, October 22
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today invoked a stay on the inquiry proceedings against a technician with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), who was served a notice when he was found campaigning during the municipal corporation elections in 2006.

Pay Scales
PGI faculty to wear black badges in protest
Chandigarh, October 22
Protesting against the non-implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, PGI faculty has decided to wear black badges at work from October 25 onwards. The PGI faculty will observe a “Black Diwali” and boycott all official functions, stated a press release after a general body of the faculty association discussed the issue.

Mother Express reaching city on Oct 25
A fair will be held in the train, which will be dedicated to life of Mother Teresa
Chandigarh, October 22
Mother Express, dedicated to Nobel Prize winner Mother Teresa is reaching Chandigarh railway station on October 25. It will be stationed on platform No. 5 and remain in the city for two days. The six-coach train will remain open to public.


Talent blossoms
Chandigarh, October 22
Students of Vivek High School, Mohali, displayed their artistic skills with aplomb while presenting a play “Khilne Do Hazaaro Phool” on its founder’s day celebrations in the auditorium of the Sector 38 branch here on Wednesday.

Public Speaking Contest
Students bring laurels to Vivek school
Chandigarh, October 22
The public speaking team of Vivek High School comprising four students, namely Saanya Ojha, Siya Minocha, Amrita Bakhshi and Aditya Singh, and their coach Deepinder Khara returned last night from Ashbury College, Ottawa, Canada, after an enriching and successful conclusion of the International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC-2010).


Boy killed as electric pole falls on him
Ambala, October 22
An eight-year-old child died when an electric pole fell on him on the Ambala-Hisar Highway near Ambala City this evening. The deceased was identified as Laksya, a resident of Naraingarh. His father Bhupinder had come to Ambala City to meet one of his relative.

‘Wrong’ billing irks BSNL subscribers in Kalka, Pinjore
Kalka, October 22
Resentment prevails among the subscribers of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)of Kalka, Pinjore and its vicinity for wrong billings and inadequate services of BSNL. They alleged that due to the negligent attitude of the BSNL authorities, they were facing inconvenience these days. They said that the subscribers of BSNL landline and broadband users had received their telephone bills on October 21and 22nd, despite of the fact that the last date of depositing the bill was October 20.

Chander Mohan to contest Assembly poll
Kalka, October 22
Former Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana and three-time Kalka MLA Chander Mohan has decided to contest the next Assembly elections. This was stated by the leader while interacting with mediapersons at Pinjore yesterday.

Red Ribbon Express draws crowd
1 found HIV positive
Patiala, October 22
The Red Ribbon Express standing on the Patiala Railway station continued to attract large number of visitors on the third day of its stay in Patiala. Almost 15,000 persons visited the express and apprised themselves on HIV/AIDS and other health-related issues.

SGPC Elections
7 days to file objections
Ropar, October 22
Seven days are left to file objections for the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections. Sucha Singh Mast, additional district election officer-cum-additional

Seminar on breast cancer
Kharar, October 22
The Sahayata Charitable Welfare Society, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Doaba Group of Colleges organised a seminar on cancer with special emphasis on breast cancer.

Kalka functions without SDM
Kalka, October 22
Sub-divisional work in the SDM office, Kalka, is being affected badly, as there is no SDM in Kalka since September 27.

Annual day at Mind Tree school
Ambala, October 22
Mind Tree Public School organised its annual day at Kharga Stadium here today. Students gave a thrilling and spirited performance on this occasion. The programme started with the traditional invocation of Goddess Sarswati.

Renewable energy club launched
Ropar, October 22
IET Bhaddal, on the 59th birth anniversary of its founder chairman Gurcharan Singh, has decided to commemorate October 19 as Akshay Urja Day every year.

Burglars strike at shop, decamp with cash, goods
Dera Bassi, October 22
Burglars struck at a hardware shop, situated on the Barwala T-point on the Ambala-Chandigarh Highway and decamped with cash and goods worth lakhs of rupees after breaking open the locks of the stair door last night. The police has started investigations after registering a complaint.

Stress to promote national integration
Patiala, October 22
Punjabi University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh emphasised on the need of promoting values of pluralism, oneness, love and brotherhood illuminated by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, whose radiant martyrdom provided eternal inspiration to all humanity.

Lecture on cloud computing
Banur, October 22
The SUS Group of Institutions, Tangori, in association with British Library, Chandigarh, organised a lecture on cloud computing from business perspective for students and faculty of CSE, IT and MCA on Wednesday.


Consumer Courts
Hardware shop owner’s plea rejected
Yamunanagar, October 22
The Consumer Forum in its fresh order dismissed a plea of Rohit Sharma owner of M/s Rohit Paints and Hardware Store, Yamuna Nagar, submitted for full claim of his shop which was damaged in a fire on September 30,2006.


Gold chain snatched from 60-yr-old woman
Chandigarh, October 22
Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a gold chain from a 60-year-old woman in Sector 22 here this morning.

Woman receives 20 pc burns
Delivery boy of gas agency held
Chandigarh, October 22
The police has arrested a delivery boy of a gas agency after a woman received burns in Sector 37 here on Thursday.

Gang of car thieves busted, 3 held
Zirakpur, October 22
The CIA staff of the police today arrested three members of an inter-state gang of car thieves and recovered three vehicles, including Alto, Indica Vista and Indigo, from their possession.

4 injured in road mishaps
Chandigarh, October 22
Four persons were injured in two separate road accidents in different parts of the city. The police said two motorcycles collided near the Sector 10 Art Gallery on October 21. Both the motorcyclists, identified as Prem Singh, a resident of Pipli Wala, Mani Majra, and Sidharth, a resident of Sector 19-A, were injured.

50-yr-old hangs himself to death
Chandigarh, October 22
Chamvella, a 50-year-old sweeper, was found hanging from a girder in the ceiling at his resident in Ram Darbar here today.


A player in action during the Molly Carver Memorial Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. Pradeep, Raman script DAV-8 win
 Chandigarh, October 22
Excellent batting performance by Pradeep Yadav (40) and Raman Bishnoi (39) helped DAV, Sector 8, beat Stepping Stones School by 10 wickets in the 7th Molly Carver Memorial Tournament for High School held at St Stephen’s School, Togan, here today.

A player in action during the Molly Carver Memorial Tournament in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Vijay eyes Haryana Open title
Panchkula, October 22
Battling the strong winds that swept across the Panchkula Golf Club greens, Lucknow's Vijay Kumar played a steady even par 72 card to enter into the final round with a six-stroke lead at 13 under 203 on the penultimate day of the Haryana Open here today.

Junior golf meet on October 25
Chandigarh, October 22
More than 100 junior golfers between 6-18 years are expected to tee off on October 25 for various titles at stake in the second tournament of the Junior Golf Mission series on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here.


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