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Two of a gang held for making fake licences
Chandigarh, October 2
The vigilance wing of the UT police claimed to have arrested two members of a gang involved in making driving licences by faking the signature of DSP (Traffic) Vijay Kumar.

CBSE schools barred from screening admissions
Chandigarh, October 2
In a major development, schools in the city will not be permitted to conduct any screening of applications for admission, particularly those for nursery classes. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said in a strictly worded circular stated a school flouting the admission norms stood a chance of losing its affiliation to the board.


The damaged Bhago Majra Shoana link road in Mohali Roads linking Mohali villages remain in disrepair
Bhagomajra (Mohali), October 2
Life moves at a snail’s pace in this village located in the periphery of Mohali, thanks to potholed and battered link road connecting the rural belt to over a dozen other villages in the area. It is nearly impossible to even travel short distances between the villages due to the virtually nonexistent road.

The damaged Bhago Majra Shoana link road in Mohali. tribune photo: vicky gharu

Bapu’s legacy

A woman tries her hand at a charkha to mark Gandhi Jyanti in Chandigarh on Sunday
A woman tries her hand at a charkha to mark Gandhi Jyanti in Chandigarh on Sunday. tribune photo: vinay malik

14 hurt in road mishap
Panchkula, October 2
Fourteen persons were injured when the Maxi-cab in which they were travelling turned turtle near Pinjore this evening. The accident reportedly took place due to the wet road because of rain in the evening in Pinjore.

P’kula admn fails to rein in property dealers
Panchkula, October 2
The Panchkula district administration seems to be going too slow in enforcing the “Regulation of Property Dealers and Consultants Act”, framed by the Haryana Government to regulate the functioning of the property dealers, especially in the light of the land scams that have rocked the district in the recent past. More than two and a half years after the Act was passed, the district administration has failed to initiate any action against the violators.



MC Ward Woes
Unkempt parks, bad roads & indifference
A garbage bin lies right in the middle of a park in the residential area of the PGI, Sector 14 Residents of ward No. 2 of the municipal corporation, comprising Sectors 12, 14 and 15 and Khuda Lahora colony, has a unique predicament. While those living in sectors 12 and 14, housing PGI and Panjab University campuses, respectively, are registered voters of the municipal corporation, when it comes to provision of civic amenities, it becomes the duty of their respective managements.

Amenities In poor health A garbage bin lies right in the middle of a park in the residential area of the PGI, Sector 14

Artistes exchange dialogues while enacting a scene of the Ramayana during Ramlila in Chandigarh on Sunday CITY’S CARNIVAL EXTRaORDINAIRE
The depiction of Ramlila has changed over the years. Keeping abreast with the fast changing lifestyle and trends, the city’s 53 Ramlila committees across the city have changed their style over the years and become hi-tech.

Artistes exchange dialogues while enacting a scene of the Ramayana during Ramlila in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Legacy continues
Chandigarh, October 2
“Haif hae mera yaha anna he befaida hua, Waqt hae abhi bhe sambhal aye Ravan kyu maut seida hua, tere baato sae tera khayal bekaida hua, kya Vibhishana tere kul mae peda nahe hua”, echos the voice in a room at Panjab University where Ritesh Singla is rehearsing his dialogues as Angad in the Ramlila. This is one of the dialogues delivered by Angad to Ravan as a part of the Ramlila scripted in Urdu that is being performed on Panjab University campus since as far back as 1950s, which is over half-a-century ago.

Ramlila a rage among people
Chandigarh, October 2
Ten-year-old Riya Singh loves to watch “Uttaran”, a sitcom on one of the TV channels. She has rarely, if ever, missed an episode. But for the past few days she has been skipping all episodes. Reason: Ramlila - India’s street theatre that brings to life mythological characters from the Ramayana.

OPEN HOUSE response
‘Don’t criticise, accept the change’
The reality check by the Tribune team on the changed life in the city was a very appreciative attempt by the newspaper to showcase the nightlife. It is true that the lifestyle in the city has changed but it continues to be criticised unnecessarily by critics who are in no way linked with the changing global scenario that has had a definite impact on minds of the youth, particularly in Chandigarh.

Prof Mina Surjit Singh, Emeritus Fellow at Department of English, Panjab University, delivers a lecture at a programme organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi on Sunday Scholars’ literary tributes to Gandhi, Tagore
Chandigarh, October 2
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi today organised a two-tier programme to pay homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and visionary Rabindranath Tagore.

Prof Mina Surjit Singh, Emeritus Fellow at Department of English, Panjab University, delivers a lecture at a programme organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

mc elections
Deliver or perish, traders’ call to politicians
Chandigarh, October 2
With the political class allegedly failing to protect their interest from the unresponsive and unaccountable bureaucracy, the powerful business lobby yesterday flexed its muscles ahead of the December MC elections here. The two major organisations of traders — the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) and the Chandigarh Business Council (CBC) — held parallel functions to expose the “anti-trader” policies of the UT administration and politicians’ failure to redress the grievances of the trading community.

Army has discretion to take action if code of conduct violated: AFT
Chandigarh, October 2
Upholding the dismissal of a soldier who had married twice, first as a minor and then after having joined the Army, the Armed Forces Tribunal has ruled that it is well within the powers of the Army authorities to lay down norms to protect or maintain the type of atmosphere required in the Army.

51 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, October 2
The Apoorva Pande Foundation organised its fourth blood donation camp in association with the Garhwal Ram Lila Mandal (Bijli Board), Sector 28-B, in memory of Apoorva Pande, a budding child artiste.

Residents resent parking of heavy vehicles
Zirakpur, October 2
Residents of the sunny enclave have been facing inconvenience due to illegally parking of syndicate buses and other heavy vehicles near their housing society. They complained that the local administration had removed the shanties from the PWD land to construct the bus terminus but did not remove the buses and other heavy vehicles.

Cooks demand minimum wages
Mohali, October 2
Hundreds of members of the Democratic Mid-Day Meal Cook Front, Punjab, today staged a dharna in support of their demands at Amb Sahib Gurdwara at Phase 8 here.

Hindi, Sanskrit group song competitions
Mohali, October 2
A state level national group song competition was held here today. The competition was organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad Punjab East with the cooperation of Bharat Vikas Parishad Mohali branch at Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector-71 Mohali.

Identity cards must in cyber cafes
Chandigarh, October 2
The District Magistrate, Chandigarh administration, Brijendra Singh, has prohibited the use of cyber cafes by unknown persons who fail to produce identity cards.

176 donate blood
Lalru, October 2
The Sant Nirnakari Charitable Foundation, Lalru, organised its 14th blood donation camp of the Chandigarh zone in Sant Nirankarti Satsang Bhawan here today.



Undertrial sustains injuries in clash
Ambala, October 2
An undertrial in a murder case, Tarsem Kumar Rana, a resident of Khelan village, sustained severe injuries when a dozen prisoners attacked him with sharp-edged weapons in the Ambala Central Jail complex on Friday.

Three persons die in different accidents
Ambala, October 2
Three persons reportedly died in different mishaps in Ambala district. According to the sources, Kanwaljit Singh, a resident of Lalru who was working as a mason, died after drowning in a village pond at Devi Nagar near Ambala City. The police sources said there were no injury marks on the body and the victim died due to drowning in water.

Three die after being hit by train
Ambala, October 2
Two unidentified passengers aged around 25-26 were hit by running Ganganagar Express train after they got down from a passenger train on the wrong side at Kalanaur railway station last evening. Both passengers died on the spot.

Rs 9.88 lakh distributed among pregnant women
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 2
An amount of Rs 9.88 lakh was distributed among 988 pregnant women under Mata Kaushhlaya Scheme.


Consumer Courts
Car dealer fined Rs 25,000 for failing to hand over NOC
Chandigarh, October 2
Want to purchase a secondhand car from city’s car bazaar at Madhya Marg in Sector 7? Make sure that you get the NOC from the seller and the registration document before making the full payment for the vehicle, lest car dealers take you for a ride.


LCD Case
Conman held for duping delivery boy
Chandigarh, October 2
The Sector 39 police today arrested one of the two con men who had cheated a delivery boy of an LCD and an LED worth Rs 32,000 last week.

Clash leaves 4 injured
Panchkula, October 2
Four people sustained injuries in a clash that took place at Sector-11 on Sunday evening. A property dealer, Ravinder Chauhan, who runs his office at Sector 11, alleged around 20-30 people entered his shop and attacked him. The police said there was some dispute between Chauhan and Hari Prasad, SCO owner, in which Chauhan was running his office.

Theft bid foiled in Dhakoli
Zirakpur, October 2
A theft bid was foiled at MS enclave in Dhakoli after a resident of the area raised alarm last night. The resident tried to nab the culprits but the four unidentified thieves fired a shot at him before speeding away in the darkness.


A player in action during a match of the Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Chandigarh on Sundaybadminton meet
Harinagu gets better of Chirag
Chandigarh, October 2
Harinagu K of Andhra Pradesh defeated local lad Chirag Singla during a match of the 21st Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament being held at Badminton Hall of Panjab University here today.

A player in action during a match of the Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Shivalik school lads pocket U-19 trophy
Winners strike a pose with their trophies at Shivalik Public School in Mohali on SundayChandigarh, October 2
Teams of hosts Shivalik Public School, New Public School, Sector 18, and Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, won titles of the CBSE North Zone (I) Badminton Championship being held at gymnasium hall of Shivalik Public School, Mohali, here today.

Winners strike a pose with their trophies at Shivalik Public School in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Chinmay, Saksham, Kaveesh hog the limelight
Chandigarh, October 2
Chinmay, Kaveesh Arora and Saksham won top honours in the boys’ U-4 category during the Hallmark Roller Speed Skating and Roller Hockey Carnival held here today.

CKD school win top spot with 35 gold medals
Chandigarh, October 2
CKD Martial Art School secured first position in the boys’ category after bagging a total of 35 gold medals, 12 silver medals and eight bronze medals during the recently held 6th Panchkula District Choi Kwang Do Championship.

Harvinder, Hollinder hit bull’s eye
Chandigarh, October 2
Harvinder Singh with 378 points, Hollinder Singh with 361 points and Shivtaj Singh with 360 points bagged top spots in the air pistol (men) category during the Sunday Shooting being held at Patiala Ki Rao Shooting Range, Sector 25, here today.

CRPF (B) to clash with CRPF (C) in final
Chandigarh, October 2
CRPF (B) will clash with CRPF (C) in the final of the ongoing first 3x3 Basketball Tournament for Boys being held at New Pubic School, Sector 18, here today.

428 run for cause
Chandigarh, October 2
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, a marathon was organised at Sukhna Lake here today. About 428 persons participated in the 4-km run to support the mega social contribution drive “Ab Meri Baari” being organised in various schools and colleges of the tricity.


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