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Police lucks out, gets its accused
Set-up leaves mother in trauma
Chandigarh, October 28
In a bizarre twist of fate, the police got hold of a car theft accused, but not before putting his mother through emotional trauma.

MC has no database of encroachments
Chandigarh, October 28
Shocking as it may sound, but even 11 years after coming into being, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) has failed to compile data on encroachments on government land, which is valued at crores of rupees. Clueless about the number of encroachers, the MC’s enforcement teams have been blindly conducting anti-encroachment drives in every market of the city.

CHB not far behind
Chandigarh, October 28
Both the UT estate office (EO) and the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), responsible for making the city encroachment free, have no database of persistent encroachers or violators of bylaws.


Here, medicare is a long way
No healthcare facility in Sectors 48-61, Phase III sectors
Chandigarh, October 28
In a glaring oversight, the UT Administration has not provided primary healthcare in the entire belt of Phase III sectors and between Sectors 48 and 61. Housing a major chunk of the total city’s population, the belt has no place for hospitals or even emergency services, except for a dispensary in Sector 55.

Funds squeeze derails trauma centre project
Chandigarh, October 28
Over two years after the central government accorded technical approval to a state-of-art trauma centre in Sector 53, shortage of funds appears to have become a big hurdle in completing the ambitious facility.

CII Chandigarh fair begins today
Chandigarh, October 28
From bringing in diverse exhibitors to having an ample space for the NGOs, which has been termed as “social expo”, the CII fair this season has something different to offer.

A slice of Pakistan at trade fair
Chandigarh, October 28
Mohammad Ayaz from Lahore is well versed with the apparel choice of cricketer Wasim Akram. Not just Wasim, Ayaz has a star clientele from the world of cricket and films.


GMADA’s pick-and-choose policy irks allottees
Mohali, October 28
Taking note of encroachments in form of grills and hedges around corner houses, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has issued notices to about 120 houses in Sector 70.

Biometric system to check teachers’ absenteeism
Mohali, October 28
A number of government school teachers at the Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B-1, here reported at the school ahead of time today.
Teachers mark their attendance through biometric machine at Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B-1, Mohali, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Teachers mark their attendance through biometric machine at Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B-1, Mohali, on Thursday.

Sketches of robbery accused released
Chandigarh, October 28
The police today released sketches of the maidservant and her accomplice, who robbed an elderly woman at her Sector 61 residence on October 25. The station house officer of the Sector 36 police station said the sketches were prepared on the basis of the description of the suspects provided by Savita, the victim.

Bus operators challaned for playing vulgar music
Mohali, October 28
The Punjab Transport Department challaned bus operators for playing vulgar music. District Transport Officer Karan Singh said playing vulgar music caused embarrassment to female passengers and there were several such complaints with the department. He said 15 bus operators were challaned for playing vulgar music in Mohali.

Inspection at three cold storage units
Chandigarh, October 28
A team of UT officials inspected three cold storage units in the Industrial Area and collected samples of stored eatables, including sweets, here today. The three units inspected were Khukhrain Cold Store, Gold Store and Freezeking Cold Store.

TFT-Oscar theatre fest concludes
‘Station’ staged at Inderdhanush auditorium
Panchkula , October 28
The four-day TFT-Oscar Theatre Festival-2010 concluded at the Inderdhanush auditorium with the staging of a Hindi play “ Station” presented by Rang Virasat group under the direction of Vandana Vashisht, an NSD alumnus. The composite play evolved from four short stories by Hari Mohan Jha with diverse thematic contents melted into each other to form a cohesive theatre production. The stories interwoven in the play “ Station” included Chikitsa, Chanchla ki Kartoot and Saraswati ki prajya.

10 stolen cars recovered
Zirakpur, October 28 The CIA staff recovered 10 more cars from the possession of arrested gang members of inter-state car thieves. The police official stated that the accused had brought the vehicles from UP to sell it in Punjab. The police team arrested the accused on October 24, identified as Sukhwant Singh and Varinder Singh. They were produced in a local court, which remanded them in four days police custody.


Students work on potter’s wheel to hone skills
Chandigarh, October 28
The Environment Committee of MCM College, Sector 36, in collaboration with the Department of Interior Designing and Decoration and Fine Arts Department organised a pottery workshop to acquaint the students with the aesthetics of the art of pottery and diya making and painting. A live experience of the potter’s wheel was given to the students along with an opportunity to express their creativity.

A girl tries a hand at a pottery competition at MCMDAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
A girl tries a hand at a pottery competition at MCMDAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

NITTTR Seminar
Awareness programme for principals
Chandigarh, October 28
Environment Matters, a city based NGO, in collaboration with UT Environment Department and the National institute Of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Sector 26, organized a one-day awareness programme for principals and the eco clubs in charges of UT schools.MoEF organised the programme under the agesis of National Green Corps Programme.


Inter-Zonal Youth Festival
Pbi varsity win group song contest
Patiala, October 28
Host Punjabi University, Patiala, won first position in the group song competition on the second day of the Inter-Zonal Youth Festival being held on the university campus here. Rawel Singh, secretary, Punjabi Academy, New Delhi, Dean, Colleges, Dr AS Chawla, Chief Engineer Amarjit Sandhu, comedian Rana Ranbir, controller examination Dr Pawan Singla, additional controller, Baljit Sidhu, adviser, World Punjabi Centre, Amarjit Grewal and Dr SP Singh, additional dean research were the chief guests for various events held today.

Unfulfilled Demands
ETT teachers burn govt’s effigy
Bassi Pathana, October 28
ETT teachers working under the local self-government and Zila Parishad organised a protest rally in front of the local Block Development and Panchyat Office here today.

115 pugilists slug it out for top honours
Patiala, October 28
Punjabi University Inter-College Boxing Tournament began at Multani Mal Modi College here today.


Bulbul Case
4 GMSH employees summoned
Chandigarh, October 28
More than a week after the police registered a case against four doctors, including the head of the department of the gynaecology, and six other staff members of the Sector 16 Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) into the infamous Bulbul case, the police has summoned four employees of the hospital for questioning.

Punjab ADGP Gupta in trouble
Chandigarh, October 28
Punjab Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) Sanjiv Gupta is in the line of fire.

Dowry Death
10-year term for husband
Chandigarh, October 28
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today sentenced Bhupinderjit Singh Gill to 10-year imprisonment in a dowry death case.


Two women commit suicide
Chandigarh, October 28
Two women, both in their twenties, committed suicide in the city today. Rita Sharma, mother of a two-and-half-year-old, set herself afire at the servant quarters of a private school in Mani Majra this morning.

Three held with charas
Chandigarh, October 28
The police arrested three persons from Sector 38 here yesterday. It recovered 600 grams of charas from their possession.

2 injured in mishaps
Chandigarh, October 28
A pedestrian and a motorcyclist have been injured in two hit-and-run road accidents in the city. The police has registered two separate cases.

Fourth snatching accused arrested
Chandigarh, October 28
The police today arrested an accomplice of the three youngsters who were arrested on charges of committing a spate of snatchings in the city. Sources in the crime branch said the accused was identified as 19-year-old Rahul. He was working with the Verka milk plant at Mohali.


Winner winds up losing all
Shooter accuses rifle body of foul play
Chandigarh, October 28
Budding local shooter Shivendu Sharma has alleged injustice on part of the Chandigarh Rifle Association during the recently concluded Chandigarh State Shooting Championship here.

Budding shooter Shivendu Sharma shows the trophy and medals that he claims to have won during the Chandigarh State Shooting Championship. A Tribune photograph
Budding shooter Shivendu Sharma shows the trophy and medals that he claims to have won during the Chandigarh State Shooting Championship.

PU Athletics Meet
Amandeep clocks fastest
Chandigarh, October 28
Amandeep Singh, KLSD College, Ludhiana, stood first in the 100 m race (clocking 10.71 seconds) while Ajay Tandon (10.82 sec) from the same college and Gurpreet Singh (10.97 sec) from SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, secured second and third positions, respectively, in the Panjab University Annual Athletics Meet at Panjab University grounds here today.

Mahesh triumphs as city caddies shine
Chandigarh, October 28
Caddies from the city could not have asked for more. Beaming with pride and carrying oversized cheques and trophies, they returned with three of the top four slots, including the winner’s cash prize of Rs 50,000 in the second Lalit Suri Invitational Golf Tournament for Caddies that concluded at Noida yesterday.

Run for entrepreneurs
Chandigarh, October 28
A run for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporates and other achievers will be organised on October 30.


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