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Píkula MC ex-chief in dock
Indicted by VB for allotting ad contract without inviting bids
Advertisements displayed on a PCR van shelter in PanchkulaPanchkula, October 15
Former president of the Panchkula Municipal Council (MC) and Congress leader Manvir Kaur Gill is in the dock for not inviting bids for the advertising rights on 20 permanent structures and 19 Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles of the Panchkula police. She allegedly gave the advertisement rights to a particular contractor causing loss of lakhs to the civic body.

Advertisements displayed on a PCR van shelter in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


2 booked for abducting Carmel Convent girl
Chandigarh, October 15
A class XI girl student of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, was allegedly kidnapped by a youth on October 11.
A woman sees the moon through a mesh on the occasion of Karva Chauth at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday
eyeing the moon A woman sees the moon through a mesh on the occasion of Karva Chauth at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Snatchings on rise in festive season
3 incidents reported within 40 minutes, police clueless
Chandigarh, October 15
If you are wearing jewellery, be on the alert. Do not trust unknown persons as chain and purse snatchers are on the prowl this festive season. Three incidents of snatching were reported in southern sectors yesterday within a span of 40 minutes when women were out shopping for Karva Chauth.

Long wait for kidney transplant
UT Administration yet to constitute authorisation committee
Chandigarh, October 14
Its been over six years since the apex court made it mandatory for kidney donors and recipients (other than blood relations) to seek an approval for a transplant form an authorisation committee of their domicile state/union territory, but the UT Administration is yet to constitute such a committee.



A resident points to a pond of stagnant and dirty water sector scan
Dumpyard, cesspools welcome you
Mohali, October 15
The location of Sector 69, along the strategic Chandigarh-Landran road, seems to be working to the disadvantage of residents. Ever since its conception, an open area adjacent to the Singh Shahidan gurdwara at Sohana has been converted in a garbage-dumping site.

A resident points to a pond of stagnant and dirty water. tribune photos: parvesh chauhan

Security stepped up for India-England ODI
Mohali, October 15
Leaving nothing to chance, the Mohali police has decided to deploy more than 1,200 police personnel, including five Superintendent of Police (SP) and 23 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSPs) to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the third one-day international to be played between India and England at the PCA Stadium at Mohali on October 20.

Civic body employees tow away SUV
Chandigarh, October 15
Employees of the municipal corporation (MC) were taken by a surprise when they saw Tata Arya parked outside their office. The enforcement wing of the MC had lifted the car from Sector 9.

Students take part in EFFICYCLE-2011 at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday Endurance run to mark concluding day
Chandigarh, October 15
The concluding day of Panjab University SAEINDIA NIS EFFICYCLE-2011 will be marked by an endurance run which will be the final test of various human powered-cum-electric three-wheelers designed by 33 teams from top engineering colleges.

Students take part in EFFICYCLE-2011 at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Pink October Day observed
Chandigarh, October 15
The Cancer Awareness Society (CAS) at the PGGC-11 organised a plethora of events on Saturday to mark Pink October Day.

Sunscreens can do more harm than good: Experts
Chandigarh, October 15
The mass awareness about the dangers to the skin due to excessive exposure to sun has increased the use of sunscreen lotions, but a few know that these products can sometimes cause more harm than good. Studies have shown that at least 1 per cent of all skin allergies are caused by the use of sunscreen lotions.



Firearms seized, five arrested
Ambala, October 15
The special task force under the IG, Ambala range, seized a huge quantity of firearms from a Scorpio MUV near Saddopur village on the Ambala-Chandigarh road this evening.

Finally, infighting claims Dera Bassi MC chiefís post
Dera Bassi, October 15
Infighting among councillors, continuing for the past two years, has resulted in the removal of Dera Bassi municipal council (MC) president Manjit Kaur Dally.


Court discharges Sukhbirís ex-PA
Mohali, October 15
A former personal assistant (PA) to Sukhbir Singh Badal, Krishan Kumar, who was facing proclaimed offender (PO) proceedings in the high-profile disproportionate assets case against the Badals, was discharged by the Mohali special court here today.

1 gets life term for murder
Panchkula, October 15
A local court today sentenced a Saketri resident to life imprisonment for murdering an octogenarian. The convict, Tota Ram, was also fined Rs 20,000.

1,000 cases disposed of at mega lok adalat
Mohali, October 15
Around 1,000 cases, including some from Dera Bassi and Kharar, were disposed of and over Rs 11 crore recovered in the mega lok adalat here today.

Delhi HC raps RBI for doing away with CA firmís services
Chandigarh, October 15
The Reserve Bank of India has virtually received a rap on its knuckles for asking the Punjab National Bank to discontinue with the services of a Chartered Accountants' firm as its Central Statutory Auditor.


Man held for making fake account of wife
Chandigarh, October 15
The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of the Chandigarh Police today arrested a software engineer for making a fake account of his wife on a social networking site and then using the same to chat in obscene language with men.

Man booked for fraud
Chandigarh, October 15
The police has booked managing director of Anytime Fitness Club in Industrial Area on the charges of cheating. The accused after collecting huge sums as subscription charges from his clients shut down the fitness centre. Sanbir Singh, a resident of Sector-10-D, reported to the police that Chandan Launawat, MD, Anytime Fitness Club, cheated the complainant by taking Rs 11,029 from him.


Total tennis: Naman, Adeesh steer into quarterfinals
Mohali, October 15
Naman Gupta and Adeesh Bansal moved into the quarterfinals of boys U-12 event in the Manav Mangal Total Tennis Tournament being played at the Total Tennis Academy in Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X, Mohali.

A match in progress at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday St Johnís, St Stephenís in semis
Chandigarh, October 15
St Johnís School, Sector 26, and St Stephenís School, Sector 45, are set to to meet in the semifinals of the Chandigarh Sub-Junior (Boys) Football Championship for Coca Cola Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy being played at the Sector 17 football ground here today.

A match in progress at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rohit claims top spot in karate
Chandigarh, October 15
Rohit of DAV-7, Chandigarh, has claimed the first position in the U-14 boys (41kg) Inter-School Karate Competition held here today.

Billiards meet
Batra, Nalwa cruise ahead
Chandigarh, October 15
GS Batra and KS Nalwa moved into the second round of the first Punjab and Haryana High Court Lawyers Snooker Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Association at the Chandigarh Club Limited here today.


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