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Admn gets SC censure and backing
Chandigarh, September 3
The process initiated by the Chandigarh administration to allow multiple vendors to instal high-security registration plates on vehicles has run into rough weather.

Post-poll, YAI leader’s house attacked
Shattered pieces of glass and broken window frames outside the house at Palsora in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, September 3
Some unidentified assailants damaged the windowpanes and doors of a house at Palsora with sharp-edged weapons the previous night.

Shattered pieces of glass and broken window frames outside the house at Palsora in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


Audit exposes fake bills on PU poll expenditure
Chandigarh, September 3
The ongoing poll expenditure audit being conducted by the Chandigarh Police has revealed that a majority of student organisations have presented fake bills to sum up their elections expenditure within the Lyngdoh-specified limit of Rs 5,000 and there are violations galore during campaigning.

Major realtors surrender Rs 51 crore
Chandigarh, September 3
The search-and-seizure operations conducted by the income tax department yesterday on the premises of two builders, Bajwa Developers and Gillco Developers and Builders yielded rich dividends.

One hurt in accidental firing
Chandigarh, September 3
A person was injured in accidental firing outside the Sector-17 State Bank of India (SBI) office this afternoon.


Wasting money is no big deal for civic body
Chandigarh, September 3
Wasting public money has become a routine practice in the municipal corporation (MC). As on the one hand, to adopt the double entry system in maintaining accounts of the civic body, the authorities have trained their 120 employees in a special camp, on the other hand, they have decided to hire a chartered accountant (CA) for the same. The camp was organised on the directions of MC Commissioner Prerna Puri.

Teenage cancer patient dies at PGI, kin allege negligence
Harmanpreet Singh’s kin in a state of shock at the PGI in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, September 3
High drama was witnessed at the city’s Nehru Hospital on Saturday morning when tempers flared up after a 15-year-old male cancer patient, Harmanpreet Singh, died while undergoing chemotherapy treatment and those attending him accusing the doctors of negligence.

Harmanpreet Singh’s kin in a state of shock at the PGI in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

In his retirement speech, Justice HS Bedi speaks about ‘nasty’ High Court judges 
HS BediChandigarh, September 3
Justice Harjit Singh Bedi has aired what has all along was felt by many, but never articulated -- the need for giving a better deal to the subordinate judiciary; the presence of nasty judges in the High Court who throw the file across the dais in anger; and the persistent sniping.

Insurer penalised for denying claim
Chandigarh, September 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on state-owned insurance firm Oriental Insurance Co for denying a vehicle accident claim to a city resident.

Experts dwell on surgical skills
Chandigarh, September 3
A two-day annual conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society commenced today at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here. A surgery was performed on the first day.

After weeks of poll-related heat generated by the student body elections, normalcy returned to the Panjab University campus on Saturday.
After weeks of poll-related heat generated by the student body elections, normalcy returned to the Panjab University campus on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Traffic congestion plagues residents of Phase IV
Mohali, September 3
Unauthorised use of houses for commercial purposes, traffic congestion near the rehri market, stray animals, ill-maintained parks and lack of adequate facilities for visitors to Bougainvillea Garden are among the problems that plague Phase IV here.

Suspects likely to be arrested soon: Police
Mohali, September 3
In the two-day-old incident of two girls, Swatika and Shefali, suffering from serious injuries when two unidentified motorcycle-borne youths threw acid on them at the busy Daun petrol filling station near Kharar, the police has zeroed in on the suspects and is likely to arrest them soon.

Army specialists discuss concepts of nuclear warfare management
Chandigarh, September 3
A continuing medical education (CME) programme on the “Current Concepts in the Management of Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Warfare” was organised by the Military Hospital, Ambala, today.

Experts dwell on relevance of satire
Chandigarh, September 3 The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi organised a “Vyanga Goshthi” at the academy hall here today. Well-known authors, Prem Janmejai from Delhi, Jasvinder Sharma, Rajinder Nishesh and Prem Vij participated in the goshthi.

Gulfam Ahmed mesmerises audience
Chandigarh, September 3
The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) organised an instrumental classical music recital by Ustad Gulfam Ahmad of Senia Lucknow Gharana at the Pracheen Kala Kendra auditorium here today.

Tricity Scan
Photo exhibition The first exhibition of paintings by a renowned French painter and poetess, Martine Le Cam was inaugurated by Nek Chand at the exhibition gallery of Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh. A total of 73 frames of five different series were on display. A number of eminent academics and artists were present on the occasion.


PUSU, SOPU lose grip in college poll
Chandigarh, September 3
In the last few years, two major student organisations, Panjab University Students Organisation (PUSU) and Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU), active in Panjab University campus have lost their grip in city colleges.

Sajandeep is Mr Fresher
Panchkula, September 3
Sajandeep Singh of BSc was declared Mr Fresher while Gaurav won the title of best comedian at the fresher’s party of The Fort Ramgarh Institute of Hotel Management.


Four more hospitals found violating norms
Dera Bassi, August 3
A team of the Pollution Control Board had raided private hospitals at Dera Bassi and Lalru and identified four hospitals violating pollution control norms.


Haryana housing federation fined for unfair trade practices
Panchkula, September 3
The Panchkula District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Haryana State Co-operative Housing Federation to pay to the complainant a sum of Rs 20,000 as compensation for mental agony, harassment and inconvenience caused to the complainant as also on account of deficiency in their services and indulging in unfair trade practices here today.

Charges framed against accused
Panchkula, September 3
In the Simran murder case, District and Sessions Judge Manjit Singh today framed murder charges against her ex-lover Tanmay. The police had recently filed a chargesheet against Tanmay in the Panchkula district court. 

Rape accused files bail plea
Panchkula, September 3
Sahil Puri, an accused in the Panchkula gangrape case, filed a regular bail application in the district court here. A 15-year-old student of Class X of a private school in Panchkula was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped by two youths in June.


Robbery case cracked, 3 held
The accused in police custody at the Mani Majra police station in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, September 3
With the arrest of three persons, the police claimed to have cracked a case of robbery that took place in Mani Majra on August 30. A shopkeeper was robbed of Rs 70, 000 and four mobiles by the accused at his shop.

The accused in police custody at the Mani Majra police station in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Man acquitted of rape, abduction charges
Chandigarh, September 3
A local court here has acquitted a man of rape, abduction and forgery charges brought against him by his wife twelve years ago.

Youth commits suicide
Chandigarh, September 3 Twentyfour-year-old Babi, a lab attendant, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at a park in Sector 46 on Thursday.

2 youths killed, 2 others hurt in road mishap
Mohali, September 3
Two persons, including a girl, were killed and two others injured when their SUV collided with a truck parked on the wrong side of the highway near Dau village late last night.


NPS-18 pocket basketball title
Chandigarh, September 3
New Public School, Sector 18 (NPS-18), defeated St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, to lift the title of Sub-Junior State Basketball Championship being held at New Public School here today.

Boxing tourney from tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 3
An 11-member men’s boxing team will participate in the 2nd Sub-Junior National Boxing Championship to be held at Shillong (Meghalaya) from September 5 to 10.

Snooker meet from Sept 17
Chandigarh, September 3
The Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Association will organise the 6-Red National Snooker Championship from September 17 to 27 here.

A chess match in progress at St Xavier’s School in Chandigarh on Saturday.Himal, Arunima hog limelight
Chandigarh, September 3
Himal Gusain of SD College, Sector 32, and Arunima Goyal of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the Chandigarh Boys and Girls (U-19) Chess Championship being held at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, here today.

A chess match in progress at St Xavier’s School in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Charvi lifts U-16 tennis title
A player in action during a tennis match at Panchkula on Saturday.Chandigarh, September 3
Charvi Saxena got the better of Raahat Manrai in the final match of the girls’ under-16 category of the Manav Mangal AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-16) being held at Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, today.

A player in action during a tennis match at Panchkula on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

16 teams to vie for Pearls Trophy
Chandigarh, September 3
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will host the 18th JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament for Pearls Trophy from September 15 to 25 here.


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