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Five dengue cases confirmed in city
Chandigarh, October 5
After dilly dallying for almost a week, the UT health department has finally confirmed five cases of dengue. The number of people suffering from the disease may be higher as some cases have been handled at private hospitals in and around the city.


Two more held for ruckus at Tao
Nine accused still at large
Chandigarh, October 5
The Chandigarh Police today arrested two more persons for the ruckus at the Tao discotheque in Sector 26 a fortnight back. It arrested 20-year-old Jeevanjot, alias Jugnu, of Mansa and Hardeep Singh, alias Mani, of Malout in an attempt-to-murder case.

Missing realtor
CBI registers FIR in Sagar case
Chandigarh, October 5 One month after the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order of transferring the probe of the kidnapping of Panchkula-based realtor Deepak Rai Sagar to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the premier investigating agency has registered a fresh FIR under murder and kidnapping charges.

Today’s Dasehra
Major attractions
Air Show: An airplane will drop coloured leaflets on public in Sector 46
Height: Ravana's effigy will be 75 feet tall and those of Meghnad and Kumbhkaran will be 70 feet tall in Sector 46.


Encroachment in city
Criminal cases against officers for laxity
Encroachment is rampant in the Mani Majra motor market even after several drives by the municipal corporation’s enforcement department. Chandigarh, October 5
The UT administration has decided to register criminal cases against officials who fail to keep a check on encroachment by offenders on government land in the city. These directions were given by the UT Adviser KK Sharma at a joint meeting with officials of the estate office, municipal corporation and Chandigarh Housing Board recently.

Encroachment is rampant in the Mani Majra motor market even after several drives by the municipal corporation’s enforcement department. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Halfway home loses its way
Lacks adequate daycare facilities for mentally ill, HC told
Chandigarh, October 5
The Chandigarh administration’s much-hyped halfway home is not even equipped with providing adequate daycare facility to the mentally ill. In his report submitted to the Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice RN Raina, the member secretary of the UT State Legal Services Authority, Jagdeep Jain, has asserted: “A visit to the site revealed that as a matter of fact, the facility being dubbed by the administration as halfway home is inadequate.

Sky warriors

IAF’s newly acquired C-130J Super Hercules, flanked by HS-748 Avros and trailed by two Dornier Do-228s on either side, flies in a formation over Chandigarh during rehersals for forthcoming Air Force Day flypast, to be held at the Hindon airbase, near Delhi.
IAF’s newly acquired C-130J Super Hercules, flanked by HS-748 Avros and trailed by two Dornier Do-228s on either side, flies in a formation over Chandigarh during rehersals for forthcoming Air Force Day flypast, to be held at the Hindon airbase, near Delhi. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Study suggests self-contained organisation to counter terror
Chandigarh, October 5
Observing that various government agencies remain helpless and mute spectators in the wake of terrorist strikes at public places, a study by the Department of Defence and National Security Studies has recommended establishment of a dedicated and self-contained organisation to counter the menace of terrorism.

HC clerical staff may get pay scale boost
Chandigarh, October 5
In an assertion expected to benefit a large number of employees of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Additional Solicitor General of India Mohan Jain today told the Bench that a decision had already been taken to grant upgradation of pay scales to the clerical cadre.

Sector 68 — The darker side of Mohali

Garbage strewn outside Forest Bhawan at Sector 68 in Mohali.Mohali, October 5
From being an emerging face of Mohali to having the worst state of affairs, developing Sector 68 has everything in its lap. Located along a 200 ft wide road leading to the upcoming knowledge City in Sector 81, residents of the sector are fed up with the stay cattle menace and poor sanitary conditions.

Garbage strewn outside Forest Bhawan at Sector 68 in Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Chandigarh scan
Nari Niketan inmate weds
The department of social welfare, Chandigarh Administration, on Wednesday solemnised the marriage of an inmate of Nari Niketan, Vanita. She was married to Joginder Lal Sharma, a manager in a dairy firm and a resident of Berwali village in Panchkula district. The marriage was solemnised at the Arya Samaj Mandir, Sector 7, with the support of NGOs. An amount of Rs 10,000, besides domestic items was also gifted to the couple.

Mansa Devi receives Rs 87.89 lakh as donations
Offerings include foreign currencies
Panchkula, October 5
Keeping in line with the age-old tradition of offering a share of personal income to the shrine of Mansa Devi, devotees contributed more than Rs 87.89 lakh to the Sri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board till the last day of the Navratra today.

Paddy arrival brings misery for residents
Complain of dust allergies, traffic congestion as produce lies on roads
Panchkula, October 5
The arrival of paddy in the grain market of Sector 20 has resulted in dust allergies as well as traffic congestion. Sacks containing paddy are lying on roads. Finding no space inside the market, farmers have started using roads for unloading the produce. They have also kept driers (machines used for cleaning and drying paddy) there which has worsened the situation.

Trouble on board
Pandemonium as 24 Duronto passengers denied tickets
Chandigarh, October 5
The railway authorities failed to deliver tickets to at least 24 Amritsar-bound passengers on the Duronto Express even as the train left almost empty for the holy city here this evening.

Robin Hood brought alive
Students of Yadavindra Public School stage the play ‘Robin Hood’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, October 5
The diverse traits of the legend of Robin Hood, which has been influencing many since centuries, were brought alive by prodigious students of the junior wing of Yadavindra Public School to perfection at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Students of Yadavindra Public School stage the play ‘Robin Hood’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Making of Ravana with discarded material
Chandigarh, October 5
The triumph of good over evil had so many interpretations with a spunky 400-plus audience, who had been fed on a weeklong diet of stories from the Ramayana.

Safai sewaks block national highway
Oppose outsourcing of work pertaining to garbage collection
Mohali, October 5
The Balmiki Naujwan Sabha and other bodies of safai sewaks blocked traffic on the national highway near the Civil Hospital here today in protest against the decision of the municipal corporation to outsource the work of door-to-door garbage collection to a private agency.

Dasehra celebrations

Over 100 students of the Blind School, Sector 26, celebrated Dasehra at a Sector-35 hotel in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The students were given snacks and lunch and they danced to the tunes of a DJ. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Missing parcel costs courier firm Rs 2,500
Chandigarh, October 5
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 on a courier company for causing mental agony and harassment, besides litigation costs, to a customer.

Body seeks provision of basic amenities
Zirakpur, October 5
The Commercial Welfare Association (godown area), Pabhat, has urged the Zirakpur municipal council to provide basic amenities for which they had been waiting for the past seven years. The matter was discussed in the recently held seventh annual general meeting in Zirakpur.

Midday Meal
Head teacher suspended
Mohali, October 5
The head teacher of Government Primary School, Kasauli (near Jayanti Majri), has been suspended and two teachers were given a show-cause notice as some students of the school had fallen ill after consuming midday meal on September 30.

Body in sukhna
Suicide victim a PU student
Chandigarh, October 5
Two days after an unidentified youth’s body was found in Sukhna Lake, the deceased was identified as 18-year-old Navdeep Singh, a Panjab University student, today.

Farmers end protest following assurance by CM’s Adviser
Mohali, October 5
The two-day dharna staged by members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Sidhupur) in support of their demands was lifted today after Daljeet Singh Cheema, Adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, gave an assurance that all just demands would be fulfilled by the government.


‘Translate literary works’
Chandigarh, October 5
The 33rd All-India Conference of Linguists concluded at Panjab University, which was hosted jointly by the department of English, Regional Institute of English and Central Institute of Indian Languages. Over 100 delegates from across the world attended the conference.


Procurement picks up at 33 centres in Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 5
After the procurement officials called off their strike, the process of procurement of paddy has picked up at all 33 centres in the district. The procurement agencies have started purchasing paddy and officials are working overnight to clear the backlog. “Till today, 4,070 metric tonne (MT) paddy has been purchased by various agencies,” said Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to mediapersons during his visit to the procurement centres today.

Probe ordered into non-payment of salaries
Ambala, October 5
The Ambala District Magistrate has ordered an inquiry into the non-payment of salaries to teachers of Sikh Girls High School, Ambala Cantt. A deputation of teachers today met the Deputy Commissioner in his office and submitted a memorandum pointing out that they had not been paid salaries for the last 15 months.


Indo-Pak plea seeks release of detainees from pirates
Chandigarh, October 5
Heralding a new epoch in India-Pakistan cooperation in legal matters, two human rights activists have, for the first time in recallable past, filed a joint petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. They are seeking the release of detainees from Somali pirates.

HC notice to admn
Seeks reply on parking chaos in Sector 26
Chandigarh, October 5
Acting on a petition filed in public interest for directions to the authorities concerned in the UT administration to make provision for proper parking space in and around educational institutions, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion.

Consumer courts
Rs 20,000-fine slapped on Standard Chartered
Chandigarh, October 5
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 along with 12 per cent interest on Standard Chartered Bank for sending the name of a Dhanas resident to the CIBIL as a defaulter.


Fake licences
2 MC peons held
Chandigarh, October 5
The vigilance sleuths yesterday arrested two peons working at the municipal corporation in connection with the fake driver’s licence case unravelled a few days ago.

Man arrested for cheating
Chandigarh, October 5
The police today arrested Vikas Goel, a resident of Baltana, for duping the son of a woman police constable on the pretext of providing him with a job and then blackmailing him.


Badminton meet
Revati, Sai Tanuj hog limelight
Chandigarh, October 5
Revati Devasthale of Maharashtra defeated Vidhu Nair of Kerala by 21-12, 21-17 in the girls’ U-17 category during a match of the ongoing 21st Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament being held at the badminton hall of Panjab University here today.
In another match of the same category, Sri Kri Priya K of Andhra Pradesh defeated Sanchali Dasgupta of West Bengal by 21-23, 22-20 and 21-17. In the boys’ U-17 category, Sai Tanuj M of Andhra Pradesh defeated her counterpart Kanishq M by 21-15, 21-13 and Arshalan Naqvi of Uttar Pradesh defeated Sumit Sharma of Punjab 21-15, 21-11.

A player in action during a badminton match in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Players face CTA officials’ apathy
Chandigarh, October 5
All is not well with the Chandigarh Tae-kwon-do Association (CTA), as players accused officials of step-motherly treatment meted towards them.

Football Tournament
PTU get better of PU Campus
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 5 Panjab University Campus football team went down against Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, during the ongoing North Zone Inter-Varsity Football Tournament being held at SBBSIET, Padhiana, Jalandhar district, here today.

Luxmi boxing champ in 48 kg
Chandigarh, October 5
Luxmi got the better of Shiv Kumari in the final of the girls’ 48-kg category of the 11th State Senior State Women Boxing Championship being held at SD School, Sector 32, here today.

Sunita (in red) punches Rinku during a boxing match in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Golf tourney on Oct 8, 9
Chandigarh, October 5
The second Pitch ‘n’ Putt Golf Tournament will be organised at the British School Golf Academy 9-Hole Miniature Golf Course, Sector 44, on October 8 and 9. The tournament will be organised for golfers under the age group of 8 to 18 years.


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