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Centres of learning turn into combat zone
Peacenik killed by two school students
Chandigarh, September 26
Pushkar Singh of Sector 19, who was stabbed to death in Chandigarh on Monday. In a shocking incident two students of the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, who were accompanied by an unidentified person, brutally stabbed a 24-year-old man to death on Monday morning. The victim, identified as Pushkar Singh

Pushkar Singh of Sector 19, who was stabbed to death in Chandigarh on Monday.

DAV College president assaulted
Chandigarh, September 26
Hardeep Singh, newly elected president of the DAV College Students Council, who was injured in an attack in Sector 37 being taken for a CT scan at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday. The lull in violence at DAV College, Sector 10, was over with a clash between supporters of SOPU and PUSU in the Sector 37 market, resulting in grievous injuries to college president Hardeep Singh of PUSU.
Hardeep Singh, newly elected president of the DAV College Students Council, who was injured in an attack in Sector 37 being taken for a CT scan at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


molestation charge
Victim’s mom thrashes boy
Chandigarh, September 26
Controversy surrounding the alleged molestation of a class VI girl refuses to die at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, where an ugly spat between Geeta Sharma, the victim’s mother, and parents of two boys left the school authorities fuming and eventually turning out the girl.

58-yr-old dies as CRV rams into tree
A mangled Honda CRV that rammed into a tree near the Sector-8 gurdwara, Chandigarh, killing 58-year-old Bharat Pal Singh on Monday. Chandigarh, September 26
A 58-year-old man, Bharat Pal Singh, was killed after his speeding Honda CRV rammed into a tree near the Sector 8 gurdwara here today. The incident took place on the road separating Sectors 8 and 9.

Totalled A mangled Honda CRV that rammed into a tree near the Sector-8 gurdwara, Chandigarh, killing 58-year-old Bharat Pal Singh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Prime accused among 4 held for attack at Tao
Chandigarh, September 26
Three days after 15 youths created a ruckus at Tao disco in Sector 26 and injured four persons, the police arrested four accused, including prime accused Amandeep Gill, son of a Mohali builder, here today. The accused have been arrested in an attempt to murder case.


Residents oppose imposition of enhancement fee
Sectors 25, 26, 27 and 28 residential plots
Panchkula, September 26
Protesting against the imposition of enhancement fee in Sectors 25, 26, 27 and 28 residential plots, hundreds of allottees staged a dharna in front of the office of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here today. Residents stage a protest outside HUDA’s office in Sector 6, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

5 injured as auto-rickshaw overturns
Panchkula, September 26
Four women passengers and an auto-rickshaw driver were injured when the driver, who was trying to avert an accident, lost control over the vehicle here today. The injured were identified as Renu, Naanu, Rani and her mother Nirmala.

Municipal Council wants land acquisition de-notified
Zirakpur, September 26
The Zirakpur Municipal Council (MC) will write to the Punjab government to de-notify land acquisition of Singhpura and Ramgarh Bhuda villages by PUDA in 2004. MC president Narinder Kumar Sharma stated this at the council meeting held here.

All set for Navratra Fair
Special bus service for devotees launched
Panchkula, September 26
Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Haryana police for the smooth conduct of Navratra Mela to be held at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine complex from September 28 to October 5. Along with four Deputy Superintendents of Police and six police inspectors, over 1,000 police personnel, 50 commandos and 50 personnel of Home Guards will remain deputed to ensure peace during the mela.This was stated by Magistrate Vandna Disodia here today.

No takers for Jan Aushadhi store 
Mohali, September 26
There are no takers for the Jan Aushadhi store, which has been lying closed for the past more than eight months on the premises of Civil Hospital, but efforts of the hospital authorities are still on to make the drug store functional for the convenience of patients.

Anti-encroachment  drive
Cong leader comes out in support of slum-dwellers
Zirakpur, September 26
Giving a political colour to the anti-encroachment drive that was carried out in Zirakpur yesterday, local Congress leader and PPCC member Deepinder Singh Dhillon today came in support of the displaced slum-dwellers and shopkeepers.

Fresh survey of BPL card holders begins
Panchkula, September 26
A fresh survey of below poverty line (BPL) card holders has been started in the district. A total of 13,514 families possess BPL cards in rural areas of Pinjore, Morni, Barwala and Raipur Rani blocks of the district, while 13,181 BPL card holders are living in urban areas of Panchkula, Kalka and Pinjore. For having a BPL card in a rural area one should not own a pucca house or automobiles. Those living in urban areas should not have income more than Rs 443.63 per head every month.

sectors 76 to 80
Draw of lots put off
Mohali, September 26
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has postponed the draw of lots for the oustees of Sectors 76 to 80 to legal encumbrances.

Safai karamcharis vent ire 
Zirakpur, September 26
Employees engaged in door-to-door garbage collection complained to the Zirakpur municipal council that the garbage collection point was allegedly encroached upon by the jeep union.

‘Back to work’, lobby is Josan’s office
BC Josan with students in the lobby of DAV College at Sector 10 of Chandigarh on Monday Chandigarh, September 26
Undeterred by the management filing a police complaint against him for trespass, BC Josan reached the DAV College at Sector 10 here yet again today. He discharged his duties as principal from the lobby outside the principal’s office, locked by the management committee.

BC Josan with students in the lobby of DAV College at Sector 10 of Chandigarh on Monday. tribune photo: vinay malik

6 HUDA showrooms, 23 cars attached
Failure to pay compensation to Ramgarh, Madanpur landowners
Panchkula, September 26
Dilly-dallying by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) over the payment of compensation to landowners has cost the authority dearly, as a Panchkula court today ordered for the attachment of six HUDA showrooms and 23 official cars.

Season’s first dengue case reported in tricity
Chandigarh, September 26
The first dengue case of the season was reported in tricity today with 35-year-old Vikas of Sector 15, Panchkula, being admitted to the GMCH-32 with symptoms of the disease. While a private lab report has confirmed him to be suffering from dengue, results of the tests conducted on him at the GMCH are awaited, even though doctors say the symptoms of the disease are evident.

market committee elections
Jolt to Bansal ahead of MC poll
Strongman Babla, DCC chief lose; BJP emerges winner
Chandigarh, September 26
In a setback to Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Bansal ahead of the MC elections in December, his close confidants - former Market Committee chief Devinder Singh Babla and president of the District Congress Committee (rural) Devinder Singh Lobana - lost the Market Committee elections held here today.

Noisy scenes mar F&CC meeting
Revocation of ban on tainted firm allegedly involved in cement scam
Chandigarh, September 26
Heated exchanges were witnessed during today’s finance and contracts committee (F&CC) meeting of the municipal corporation on the issue of revoking the ban on a tainted company allegedly involved in the cement scam last year.

CAT notice to Centre, admn
Denial of promotion to 1,000 cops
Chandigarh, September 26
The alleged denial of promotions to over 1,000 constables of the Chandigarh Police on the pretext of their inability to clear the rigorous B-1 test today came under the scanner of the Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

CSIR’s 49th foundation day observed 
Chandigarh, September 26
The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) commemorated the 49th foundation day of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) here today.

Chandigarh scan


Education notes
Students of the University Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism organised a cultural programme to welcome freshers. Prof Deepak Kapoor, dean, faculty of business management and commerce, was chief guest. Abhishek Makkar of BSc (HHA) was declared Mr Fresher, Balpreet Bajwa of BSc (tourism) Miss Fresher, Supreet of BSc (HHA) Miss Elegant and Manraj Bali Mr Charming.


22 girl students injured
Banur, September 26: 
Twenty-two girls of National College, Banur, were injured when a PRTC bus hit the college bus they were travelling in near Banur today. The injured girls were admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital, Banur. College bus driver, Balwinder Singh, was also injured and admitted to same hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.


consumer courts
Kingfisher Airlines told to pay Rs 40,000 to customer
Chandigarh, September 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has slapped a fine of Rs 30,000 on Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. for its failure to provide a boarding pass to a Mani Majra Housing Complex resident.

Max challans issued to zebra crossing offenders, HC told
Chandigarh, September 26
Driving away from the traffic rules by stopping ahead of the zebra crossing? Apply brakes to the practice! Chances are that the third eye will catch you in the act.


5 booked in dowry cases
Mohali, September 26
The Mohali police has registered two dowry cases in Zirakpur and Kharar. In Zirakpur, the police has booked three persons, including a woman, in a dowry case on the complaint of Madhuri Devi, a resident of Baltana. In her complaint, Madhuri said she tied the knot with Brijesh Pandhe, a resident of UP, in 2001. 

Decomposed body recovered
Chandigarh, September 26
The police today recovered a highly decomposed body, identified as 35-year-old Shankar, a resident of Dhanas, from a pond near Dhanas Lake.


PCC romp to Atray title 
Chandigarh, September 26
PCC lifted the 18th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Trophy, defeating Mohit XI by 102 runs in the final of the tournament at the PCA Stadium in Mohali here the previous evening.

skating  meet
300 to be in action
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 26 Hallmark Public School, Sector 15, Panchkula, will organise the Hallmark Skating Tournament on the school premises from October 1 here.

Alok shown the door in snooker
Chandigarh, September 26
In a major upset, Faizal Khan of Railways defeated Asian bronze medallist Alok Kumar in the 6-Red Snooker Championship at the Chandigarh Club here today.

Tee off in city, get free ride in Shatabdi
Admn’s new mantra seeks to promote golf tourism

Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh administration is out to woo those willing to tee off on the city greens. Visit the city and play golf and you get free travel on the Shatabdi! This is the mantra of the UT administration for its innovative ‘Golf Tourism’ venture.

Delhi eves badminton champs
Chandigarh, September 26
Delhi defeated Haryana 2-0 in the women’s category to win the Chadha Cup during the ongoing North Zone Inter-State Badminton Tournament held at Tau Devi Lal indoor badminton stadium today.

Battle @ football
Chandigarh, September 26
A football match between the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) and the JJ Football Academy from Bengaluru turned into a battlefield today, with players of both teams entering into a scuffle often, in the ninth Administrator’s Challenge Football Cup for Boys (U-17) at Sports Complex, Sector 42 here.


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