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After Tao, Armed attack at Voodoo
CCTV footage shows two of the assailants in front of the Voodoo Lounge and Bar at Sector 26 in Chandigarh on SundayChandigarh, October 9
Armed assailants stuck at Voodoo Lounge and Bar at Sector 26 here in the wee hours today and allegedly fired gunshots in air in a bid to attack a bouncer working with another lounge.
CCTV footage shows two of the assailants in front of the Voodoo Lounge and Bar at Sector 26 in Chandigarh on Sunday

Of lawless owners and toothless cops
Chandigarh, October 9
Despite the tall claims of the Chandigarh Police in regulating late-night dance bars, these are functioning well beyond the permitted time limit of 2 am on weekends and 1 am on weekdays.


Three MC employees get one-year jail term
Mohali, October 9
A senior clerk and two drivers with the Mohali municipal corporation (MC) have been sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by Chief Judicial Magistrate Ajaib Singh after being held guilty in a 10-year-old case of criminal intimidation and trespass. A fine of Rs 15,000 each has also been imposed on them.

Floor-wise buy finds few takers
Panchkula, October 9
The ambitious scheme of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to allow floor-wise ownership of property has evoked a lukewarm response in the wake of the lack of clarity on the terms and conditions. In fact, only four persons have availed themselves of the scheme in the past over two years.

Dragon eating into Kinnaur apple pie
Chandigarh, October 9
Apple from Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh is facing stiff competition from its counterpart being imported from China.



An illuminated Sector-22 market Splurging this festive season
Chandigarh, October 9
There were days, when much before the festive season, people started whitewashing their houses. Doing away with many old festival-related activities, even till date celebrations begin about a month before the festival season reaches its crescendo on Divali night. Women dig out their best bedsheets and curtains from cupboards and also light houses with coloured candles shopped from the neighbourhood stores. A rare burst of a loud cracker can be heard resounding in the city airs late in the evenings.

An illuminated Sector-22 market. tribune photos: pradeep tewari

Traders make hay as business booms
Chandigarh, October 9
Festive season not only brings smile on the faces of people, but also traders dealing in various items such as jewellery and gifts make hay. The sale of products as compared to other months is high during these days due to Navratras, Karwa Chauth, Dhanteras and Divali falling together.

MC Ward Woes
Poor water supply, bad roads and the stink
Poorly maintened Dronacharya pond Ward No. 6, which comprises Dadu Majra, Dadu Majra colony and Shahpur was proposed to be developed as the “model village” of the city but it has ended up becoming a “model garbage dump”. Unpleasant odour emanating from the dumping ground, poor water supply, bad condition of roads and blocked sewerage are only a few “gifts” given by the authorities to the residents of the ward during the past five years.
Poorly maintened Dronacharya pond

Mc elections
Political scene hots up, already!
Chandigarh, October 9
The political scene for the elections to the Chandigarh municipal corporation, slated for December, has hotted up already. Though the Election Commission for Delhi and the UT are yet to hold the draw of lots for the reservation of wards for women candidates, lobbying by prospective candidates has already begun.

Rocking end to CCA celebrations
Chandigarh, October 9
Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Chandigarh College of Architecture concluded today with a panel discussion on ‘Relevance of Vernacular Architecture in today's era’ followed by a presentation by a Spanish architect and a rock band performance.

Members of the Masters Cadre Union, who were protesting, guzzle beer at Phase VIII in Mohali on Sunday
who says protest cannot be fun? Members of the Masters Cadre Union, who were protesting, guzzle beer at Phase VIII in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Good news for PU woman staff
Chandigarh, October 9 There’s something to cheer for both teaching and non-teaching female staff of Panjab University (PU) as the Syndicate in its meeting on Sunday approved the long-pending demand of medical reimbursement to wards of female employees at par with their male counterparts.

Price hike making dent in common man’s pocket
It is true that the share market is rapidly crashing, but the prices of all commodities are going through the roof in India. The common man is not concerned about the rise or fall of the Sensex. It is only speculators or gamblers who are the worst affected.

Phase I revisited — Situation still the same
Mohali, October 9
Potholed roads, unkempt parks, heaps of garbage and stray animals still greet visitors to Phase I of Mohali. Nothing much has changed after the state of basic amenities was highlighted in these columns in August.

Children enjoy a joyride in Sector 34, Chandigarh
Kid’s day out: Children enjoy a joyride in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Consumer Forum
Housing finance firm fined Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, October 9
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Dewan Housing Corporation Limited (DHFL) to pay Rs 5,000 in compensation, including the costs of litigation, to a Sector-33 resident for its failure to disburse a loan for the purchase of a plot.

CTU conductor’s death
Widow cries foul
Mohali, October 9
Harpal Kaur, wife of Roshan Ali, a former conductor in the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), whose body was found floating in a pond in Tripadi, Kharar, has complained to the Punjab Human Rights Commission that the police was hand in glove with the suspects who had poisoned her husband to death.

Day 5 of safai workers’ strike
No respite as garbage piles swell
Zirakpur, October 9
With the strike by safai workers entering its fifth day today, heaps of garbage remained piled up all around the town, making the living conditions for residents from bad to worse.

Recovered Porsche brought to P’kula
Panchkula, October 9
Two days after recovering the stolen Porsche car from Faizabad, the Panchkula police today brought the car back to the town. The police has kept the car at the police station-5 and will release it to its owner on Monday.


Panjab varsity to start course in corporate security
Chandigarh, October 9
In the backdrop of the security scenario in the country witnessing a sea change and commercial establishments becoming more security conscious, Panjab University is launching a new course on corporate security.



Volvo conductor killed as truck rams into bus
Ambala, October 9
Japinder, a conductor with Haryana Roadways, was killed and two others seriously injured when a speeding truck crashed into a Volvo bus here today.

Fire in cotton factory
Ambala, October 9
A fire broke out in a cotton factory at Manglai village on the Ambala-Jagadhari road late last night, reducing raw material worth lakhs of rupees to ashes.


Ajay Kumar flanked by his mother after he was injured in an assault by a group of youths in Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Saturday 17-year-old assaulted in Sec 52
Chandigarh, October 9
A 17-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted with a sharp-edged weapon by a group of over five youths in a park in Sector 52 last night.
The victim suffered grievous wounds in the arm and stomach after being stabbed repeatedly. The victim is a class-IX student of Government School at Kajheri village. Ajay was attacked by some persons known to him, as he had a scuffle with them earlier in the evening.

Ajay Kumar flanked by his mother after he was injured in an assault by a group of youths in Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Man booked for duping 102 persons of Rs 78 lakh
Mohali, October 9
The police has booked Deepak Arora of Jet Immigration Placement Service for duping 102 persons of Rs 78 lakh on the pretext of sending them aboard. Over 50 cases have so far been registered against Deepak Arora for cheating.


The Bangladesh team strike a pose after beating India in the final of the 8th Rajiv Gandhi Under-17 International Day-Night Cricket Tournament at Sector 3, Panchkula, on Sundayrajiv gandhi trophy
Bangladesh demolish India
Panchkula, October 9
Crushing the Indian challenge in the final match, Bangladesh lifted the 8th Rajiv Gandhi Under-17 International Cricket Tournament at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here this evening.

The Bangladesh team strike a pose after beating India in the final of the 8th Rajiv Gandhi Under-17 International Day-Night Cricket Tournament at Sector 3, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

mini olympics
Malkit, Kanchan kickboxing champs
Chandigarh, October 9
Malkit Singh of Mani Majra Club and Kanchan of Sector 30 Club won the Ist Chandigarh State Senior Kickboxing Championship in boys’ 48-kg and girls’ 60-kg weight category, respectively, here today.

DAV, Sacred Heart corner glory
Chandigarh, October 9
DAV School, Sector 26, and Sacred Heart, Sector 26, emerged winners in the boys and girls team championship of Mini Olympics held at The Banyan Tree School clay courts in Sector 48 here today.

Punjab-I annex Dhruve Pandove trophy
Chandigarh, October 9
Punjab-I got the better of Mumbai to win the All-India U-19 Dhruve Pandove Trophy which concluded at Dhruve Pandove Stadium, Patiala, today.

SPS shuttlers earn bragging rights
Chandigarh, October 9
Shivalik Public School (SPS) emerged overall winners as they defeated St John’s School (SJS) 2-0 in the under-19 Chandigarh Mini Olympic Badminton Championship at Mohali today.

Double delight for Mayank in TT
Chandigarh, October 9
Mayank Kapoor won the boys’ doubles and mixed doubles titles in the Mini Olympics 2011 Table Tennis Tournament at Manav Mangal Smart School in Mohali today.


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