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Yuvraj top city tax payer
Chandigarh Housing Board leads in non-corporate category
Chandigarh, September 27
What is common between cricketer Yuvraj Singh and the Chandigarh Housing Board? Nothing apparently, except that the two are making a lot of money and are the highest advance income tax payers from the city in the individual and “noncorporate” categories, respectively, for the 2012-13 assessment year.

Realtor group surrenders Rs 13 crore
Chandigarh, September 27
The search and seizure operations conducted by the income tax department on the premises of Manohar Singh Group, which has Akali leader Gaganjit Singh Barnala as one of its directors, earlier this month, led to the surrender of concealed income to the tune of Rs 13 crore today.


Ramlila in step with time, gets real women artistes
Chandigarh, September 27
Chandigarh, September 27
What is common between Anjali and Saloni? Both are friends; both are college students; both are of similar age -- 19 and 20 years, respectively. But more interestingly, both are playing a role in the Ramlila that began yesterday. While 19-year-old Anjali is playing Surpanakha, 20-year-old Saloni will play the role of both Sita and Ahilya.

Saloni, a college student, enacts the role of Sita in a Ramlila. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Yet another cable theft cuts off phones
Mohali, September 27
Incidents of theft of underground telephone cables have risen sharply in the town. Almost a week after the expensive cables were stolen from a phone junction box in Phase 5, thieves who were apparent well-equipped stole four underground cables from another junction box in Phase 1 on Monday night, affecting over 3,000 telephone connections including those at the district administrative complex.

Not all devotees are equal!
Beeline for VIP passes for swift darshan at Mansa Devi temple
Panchkula, September 27
If you thought that passes for the heart-stopping India-Pakistan semi-final world cup match in March this year were the most sought after in recent times, think again. Against 5,000 passes issued by the Punjab Cricket Association for the historic match, the Navratra fair in charge, who is also the Panchkula City Magistrate, is at present the most important and sought after person. Reason: the high demand for passes to obtain “darshan” of the deity at the Mansa Devi Temple.

A field being levelled at one of the sites acquired for the Aerocity project in Mohali. Year on, Aerocity gets environment clearance
Mohali, September 27
Almost a year after holding the draw of lots for Aerocity, the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has given the go-ahead to the project, meaning that development works to provide essential services can now be taken up.

A field being levelled at one of the sites acquired for the Aerocity project in Mohali. A file photograph

Birth anniversary today
Bhagat Singh: Hero then, hero now
Chandigarh, September 27
Bhagat Singh continues to linger on as an iconic figure of martyrdom in memory of youth, the flame of his name lighting young hearts even today. Even in this era, his charisma continues to capture the imagination of metrosexual youths who would like to identify themselves with the martyr for a national cause.


UT wakes up from slumber
Adviser gets charge of housing, personnel, CITCO
Chandigarh, September 27
The UT Administration has woken up from its slumber and given the additional charge of the departments of housing and personnel, besides the charge of the chairman of CITCO to KK Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, four days after former Home Secretary Ram Niwas, who headed these departments, was repatriated to his parent cadre of Haryana.

In Sync

Ducks make for a pretty picture at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Ducks make for a pretty picture at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Tao Ruckus
4 remanded in police custody
Chandigarh, September 27
The four accused arrested in an attempt to murder case for creating a ruckus at Tao disco in Sector 26 on Friday night were remanded to three-day police custody today. The police said the remaining accused had been identified and raids were being conducted at their hideouts. There are a total of 15 accused in the case.

Earthquake Threat
Haryana asked to act on representation
Chandigarh, September 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Haryana to take action on a representation on earthquake threat in Panchkula. The township comes under seismic zone 4, indicating it is vulnerable to earthquakes and prone to destruction.

Sehaj Safai Kendra sealed
Chandigarh, September 27
A demonstration was carried out today at the Sehaj Safai Kendra, Sector 22, by the Municipal Corporation to see the effect of the biological solution spray on the collected garbage.

UT Estate Office seals two sites
Chandigarh, September 27
The UT Estate Office sealed two sites, shop-cum-office, no. 173 and 174 in Sector 17 C while a portion of a SCO no 5 in Sector 18-D was demolished on the charges of violation of the Building Bylaws here today.


Day 2: Josan gives a hearing to students, staff
Chandigarh, September 27
For the second day in succession, BC Josan reached DAV College, Sector 10, and discharged his duties as a principal from the lobby outside the locked principal’s office here today.

PU syndics reject appointment of Controller of Examination
Chandigarh, September 27
Panjab University Syndicate today rejected the appointment of Parvinder Singh as Controller of Examination. He was found ‘ineligible’ for the post. Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti recorded his reservation on the issue.



Student run over by train near school in Ambala
Ambala, September 27
A class IX student, Ankush of Government Senior Secondary School, Baldev Nagar, Ambala, was killed on the spot when he was run over by a train near the school this morning.

Customer loses Rs 1 lakh at bank
Ambala, September 27
Simranjit Singh, a resident of Rajouli village, lost Rs 1 lakh here today in a bank. According to sources, Simranjit Singh, a resident of Rajouli village came to deposit Rs 1 lakh in the Oriental Bank of Commerce at Barara branch this morning. When he reached the cash counter to deposit the money, the clerk at the counter asked him for signatures on the deposit slip.


Institute told to refund fee
Chandigarh September 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology for its failure to refund Rs 44,980 to a Panchkula-based resident as per the AICTE guidelines.

Selection of teachers stayed
Chandigarh, September 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the selection process of five teachers in the Panjab University's department of laws.


Youth’s murder
All 4 accused are school students
Chandigarh, September 27
Investigations into the murder of 24-year-old Pushkar outside Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 19 yesterday have revealed that all the four accused who stabbed the youth are students of the school. While two of them were arrested yesterday, the police arrested one more accused today and one is absconding.

Teenager killed in accident
Chandigarh, September 27
A 13-year-old boy died after being crushed under a tractor near the Tribune roundabout in Sector 29 here this morning.

Absconding liquor contractor arrested
Chandigarh, September 27
The UT police today arrested liquor contractor Azad Singh in an attempt to murder case registered against him.


Quadrangular (U-19) Series
Manan takes Indian team home
Chandigarh, September 27
Making his debut for the Indian Cricket (U-19) team, city-based upcoming cricket star Manan Vohra guided the Indian cricket (U-19) team to victory during the ongoing Quadrangular (U-19) Series being held at Vizag.

Local lads enter semis
Chandigarh, September 27
Players of Mohun Bagan (white) and Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan of Mizoram enter into an altercation during a match and referee Arun Sharma tries to pacify them. A series of such incidents have been reported in the past. The local team of Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) defeated Indian Tigers to move into the semifinals of the ongoing ninth Administrator’s Challenge Football Cup for Boys (U-17) here today. In their last league match, the CFA defeated Indian Tigers 9-0.

Players of Mohun Bagan (white) and Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan of Mizoram enter into an altercation during a match and referee Arun Sharma tries to pacify them. A series of such incidents have been reported in the past. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Faisal outdoes Pankaj in snooker
Chandigarh, September 27
After defeating Alok Kumar in the pre-quarterfinals, Faisal Khan of Railways defeated ace cueist Pankaj Advani during the ongoing six-red snooker national championship being held at the Chandigarh Club here.

Dasmesh girls record win
Chandigarh: Dasmesh Girls College, Bhaddal, defeated Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar, during the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Basketball (A-Division) for Women being held at PU here.


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