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Ultimatum to temporary liquor vends
Pay up dues or face sealing, says MC
Chandigarh, October 29
Cracking the whip against 24 temporary liquor shops functioning from municipal owned property, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) today served a 48-hour ultimatum on their owners to pay the outstanding amount of about Rs 1.2 crore, failing which the vends would be sealed.

HC quashes notification on Panchkula MC
Chandigarh, October 29
Just over seven months after Haryana turned the Panchkula municipal council into a corporation by bringing in Pinjore and Kalka under its jurisdiction, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the notification.

Admissions near, but quota policy not in place
Chandigarh, October 29
The UT Administration’s much-publicised self-claimed commitment towards economically weaker section students seems to be headed for yet another showdown.


No respite from smoke, noise likely this yr, too
Students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, hold an anti-cracker rally in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, October 29
Expecting to live up to the slogan “say no to crackers” this Diwali? Chances are you will end up inhaling smoke this time too. For, the UT administration is set to renew a total of 480 licences for the sale of crackers in the city alone, considerably higher than the number in neighbouring Panchkula.

Students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, hold an anti-cracker rally in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Three vendors waylaid, robbed
Chandigarh, October 29
A group of eight youths armed with swords, rods and blunt weapons robbed three persons of Rs 1,000 and documents by waylaying them at Bapu Dham Colony in Sector 26 on Wednesday night.

Gamblers from Ludhiana, Jalandhar flock tricity
Chandigarh, October 29
For many rich and affluent Ludhianvis and Jalandharis, visits to the tricity has just become more attractive. This festive season, many families from these two business hubs are regularly visiting the city to shop and participate in gambling sessions.


Importance of scientific writing discussed
Chandigarh, October 29
The first autumn school for training and research in pharmaceutical sciences under the UGC Networking Resource Centre on “Newer Paradigms in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics” today entered the fifth day at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), UGC Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS), Panjab University.

MC seeks budget for transferred depts
Not getting grants as fixed by admn: Commissioner
Chandigarh, October 29
Cutting across party lines, councillors of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today demanded dedicated budget for the departments recently transferred to the civic body by the Chandigarh administration.

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Cancer patients celebrate Diwali with Sahayata Charitable Welfare Society at PGI, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

To stick to time frame
Chandigarh, October 29
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today said the development projects in the city would now be completed in the fixed time frame. However, no limit on the number of projects to be passed has been fixed.

Crackers banned near silence zones till Nov 10
Mohali, October 29
The Mohali district magistrate has issued an order that prohibits the bursting of firecrackers near silence zones (all hospitals and educational institutions) between 10 pm and 6 am and any violation will attract strict penal action. The directive, issued ahead of the Diwali festival, will remain in force till November 10.

Capital Bakery challaned
Chandigarh, October 29
The food and supplies department today challaned the Sector 10-based Capital Bakery under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act for preparing bakery items in unhygienic conditions.

200 patients examined at camp
Panchkula, October 29
More than 200 patients suffering from psoriasis were examined at a camp organised by National Skin Hospital, Mansa Devi Complex, to mark the World Psoriasis Day here today. The campaign was launched by the hospital to create awareness among patients about the latest developments in cutaneous medicine. Dr Vikas Sharma, chief consultant dermatologist, and dermato-laser surgeon, said psoriasis was an immune system disorder that affected the skin, and occasionally eyes, nails and joints.

Poland dancers set stage on fire
Panchkula, October 29
The diverse folklore traditions of different regions of Poland were brought alive in a dazzling dance bonanza by 20 accomplished dancers of Warszawianka, the folk song and dance ensemble of Warsaw (Poland) University, at Inderdhanush auditorium here today.

Begin process to appoint new director: PGI
Chandigarh, October 29
The PGI has written to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to initiate the process for the appointment of the new director of the prestigious medical institute.

Reservation For Disabled
Punjab, GMADA told to frame policy
Chandigarh, October 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the state of Punjab to frame a policy for reservation and concessions to the disabled for allotment of plots in the Aero City.

BSNL festival bonanza
Chandigarh, October 29
In a bid to woo customers to opt for broadband connections, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided not to charge installation charges.


PU Honours School
Clear 50 pc exams, get promoted to next semester
Chandigarh, October 29
Students of Panjab University Honours School, enrolled at various science and mathematics departments, will now be promoted to the next semester if they clear 50 per cent of their exams.

Students of the YPS, Mohali, revel during the annual song and rhyme day on Friday. Delightful dance by YPS kids
Mohali, October 29
The annual song and rhyme day of the kindergarten section of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, turned out to be a visual treat for audience, as tiny tots with their innocent acts danced to the tune of rocking numbers. The show started with an amazing show of acrobatics by some students of the UKG.

Students of the YPS, Mohali, revel during the annual song and rhyme day on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Youth Festival
Punjabi University wins overall trophy
Patiala, October 29
Punjabi University Campus won the overall trophy in the Inter-Zone Youth Festival. The university won the team trophy in dance, music and fine arts, while Government College, Ropar, won the team trophy in literary items. Theatre trophy was jointly shared by Akala Degree College of Physical Education, Mastuana Sahib, Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, and Desh Bhagat College of Management, Mandi Gobindgarh.

Car garage manager murdered
Ambala, October 29
The manager of a car garage located in the Baldenagar area in Ambala City was allegedly murdered by the security guard of the garage late last night. The deceased was identified as Manoj Kumar (35), a resident of Kurukshetra. The police nabbed the security guard, Santokh Bahadur, a resident of Nepal.

Man bludgeons father to death
Ambala, October 29
A 68-year-old man was allegedly bludgeoned to death by his son following a dispute in Holi village last evening, near here. The victim, identified as Ram Rakha, who sustained serious head injuries, died on the spot at his house. The incident occurred when Ram Rakha entered into a heated argument with his sons Mani Ram and Karamvir.

Dengue claims woman’s life
Dera Bassi, October 29
A resident of Dera Bassi died of dengue yesterday at GMCH, Chandigarh. According to information, the victim was getting treatment from a private clinic at Dera Bassi for past few days. She was referred to the GMCH two days back.


Inflammatory Speeches
Local court slaps notices on Rahul, Arundhati
Chandigarh, October 29
A local court today issued notices to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and winner of the Booker Arundhati Roy for giving inflammatory speeches on a petition filed by a city-based human rights activist.

CTU scam accused surrenders
Chandigarh, October 29
Rajinder, an accused wanted in the CTU conductor recruitment scam, today surrendered before a local court. The CBI said Rajinder, a resident of Sonepat, had sent Sanjay Bhardwaj to appear in his place in the written examination. The court had remanded the accused in two-day police custody. — TNS


Sector-33 resident booked for forgery
Chandigarh, October 29
The police has booked a resident of Sector 33-C for preparing a counterfeit lease deed to take possession of a house.

Thieves strike at school, decamp with cash, cheques
Panchkula, October 29
Keeping the police on its toes, thieves again struck in the neighbouring town of Pinjore yesterday night and fled with cash, ‘self’ cheques and two motors worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a school building after breaking open its main door.

Thieves strike at 3 shops in Sec 17
Chandigarh, October 29
Thieves struck at three shops in Sector 17 and a house in Sector 35 last night and decamped with valuables and cash.

Sewadar crushed by truck
Panchkula, October 29
A 42-year-old sewadar of Nadda Sahib gurdwara was killed on the spot by a rashly driven truck when he was going the shrine for joining his duty here this morning.

41-yr-old run over by truck
Chandigarh, October 29
Lal Singh, a clerk in the UT sports department, was killed after a truck ran over him near transit camp, Sector 52.


GMSSS-18 pocket cricket title
Panchkula, October 29
Government Girls’ Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 18, has won the U-19 UT Inter-School Girls’ Cricket Tournament, defeating GMSSS-56 by 19 runs in the final held at GMSSS-32 here today.

Players in action during a football match in Panchkula on Friday. Saupin’s drub St Soldier’s 7-0
Panchkula, October 29
Saupin’s-32 drubbed St Soldier’s School by seven goals in the RF Saupin Football Tournament organised by Saupin’s School in collaboration with the Chandigarh Football Association that commenced at Saupin’s school grounds in Sector 32 here today. Sanjana of Saupin’s in Pool A brought cheers to her team by scoring three goals in the second, 25th and 27th minute of the game. Tanvi also led the team by scoring goals in the 18th and 20th minute. Hartanya and Tanya scored one goal each.

Players in action during a football match in Panchkula on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Tennis meet from today
Mohali, October 29
Around 120 players from Punjab and Chandigarh will participate in the Manav Mangal Total Tennis Tournament to be organised by Manav Mangal Total Tennis Academy on October 30 on its school premises in Phase X, Mohali.


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