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Cricket betting racket busted
Panchkula, October 18
The Panchkula police on Monday night cracked a major cricketing betting racket and arrested four bookies from a rented house in Sector 21. The police said the arrested persons were operating from a rented house and they were caught red handed while laying bets for their clients on the second one day international match between India and England that was played at Firozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
The four accused, who were running a cricket betting racket, in police custody on Tuesday The four accused, who were running a cricket betting racket, in police custody on Tuesday.
A Tribune photograph


3 tonnes of spurious ‘khoya,’ sweets seized
Chandigarh, October 18
In a huge seizure, the Chandigarh Administration today confiscated at least 1.5 tonnes of spurious “khoya” and the same quantity of sweets from a factory running at a house at Aara Wali Gali in Mani Majra here today.

An official examines spurious ‘khoya’ in Mani Majra.

An official examines spurious ‘khoya’ in Mani Majra

Mercedes hit-and-run case
BCom student critical; retired Colonel booked
Chandigarh, October 18
A 19-year-old BCom student, injured in a hit-and-run case by a speeding Mercedes in Sector 26 on October 14, is critical. The case came to light today after the police registered a case and arrested the accused, Col Amarjit Singh (retd).


Brace for colder winter ahead
Chandigarh, October 18
The tricity is likely to experience a colder winter this year as there has been a decline in the minimum temperature by about two degrees compared to the temperature recorded in October the previous year.

missing infant
Cops rule out kidnap theory
Panchkula, October 18
In the missing 10-month-old Nishant case, the Panchkula police has ruled out the kidnapping angle. The police is now claiming that Rs 10-lakh ransom call made by ‘kidnappers’ was the handiwork of some fraudsters.

PGI doc heads surgeons’ body
Chandigarh, October 18
Prof Mandeep Dhillon, head of the orthopaedics department at the PGI, was elected president of the Indian Arthroplasty Association at the biennial conference of the association in Hyderabad recently.

CSIO develops head-up display for LCA’s naval version
Chandigarh, October 18
Close on the heels of the naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, undergoing ground tests of its engines, another milestone has been accomplished by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here by producing a head-up display (HUD) unit for its cockpit.


pu recruitment
After furore, interviews favouring senator put off
Chandigarh, October 18
Days after Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti questioned the integrity of his own recruitment panels, another upcoming recruitment is in troubled waters for being an alleged attempt to favour a senator.

Nursing education students protest
Chandigarh, October 18
Students of the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) at the PGI protested for three hours at the director’s office in the Kairon block here today. They alleged incorrect marking in the BSc (nursing) examination.


Dera Bassi youth dies of dengue
Dera Bassi, October 18
A youth of Dera Bassi died of dengue at Indus Hospital in Chandigarh today. The victim was identified as Ranbeer Singh (25), a resident of ward No 5, Punjabi Bag, Dera Bassi.


Order on security tents outside official residences
Chandigarh, October 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken the lead in belling the cat. More than two years after Justice Ranjit Singh took suo motu cognizance of a news-report “Who’ll bell the cat” carried in these columns on violations by the bigwigs in the government accommodations, the Judges have decided to remove the security tents pitched outside their official residences.

Hit-and-run Case
Charges framed against accused
Chandigarh, October 18
A local court here today framed charges against accused BS Gill in connection with death of veteran art and museum expert VN Singh. The UT police had already filed a chargesheet in this case against Gill.

allotment fraud
Five suspects sent to police remand
Mohali, October 18
The five suspects in the scam pertaining to bogus allotment of plots to oustees were today sent to two-day police remand by a local court. The Mohali Police had arrested Sher Singh, Harminder, Raj Kumar, Vasdev And Jai Iqbal after their name figured in a case of cheating and forgery registered on a complaint filed by Charanjit Kaur, an oustee.

Four of the accused at the district court in Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Four of the accused at the district court in Mohali on Tuesday

Badal’s ex-OSD in judicial custody
Mohali, October 18
Hardeep Singh, a former officer on special duty (OSD) to Parkash Singh Badal, was today sent in judicial custody by a local court. Yesterday, he surrendered in a local court in connection with the proclaimed offender proceedings pending against him.


Rs 11,740 siphoned off from resident’s account
Chandigarh, October 18
A city resident became the victim of ATM cloning after an amount of Rs 11,740 was siphoned off from his account through the Axis Bank ATM in Sector 35. Beant Singh, a Mani Majra resident, reported to the police that an unidentified person withdrew cash Rs.11,740 from complainant’s Punjab National Bank account making use of the Axis Bank ATM.

Kolkata-based firm owner booked for fraud
Chandigarh, October 18
The police has booked the owner of a Kolkata-based marketing firm in a case of cheating. The police booked Abhijit Dev, owner of Sambhavna Marketing Services Pvt Ltd, for allegedly cheating a Sector 41 resident, Sukhvir Singh.


Cricketers are here
Chandigarh, October 18
Cricket teams of India and England arrived at Hotel Taj here amid tight security this evening for the third one-day international (ODI). The players arrived by a chartered flight two hours behind schedule. The teams were given a warm welcome at the hotel. Many fans gathered at the gallery there.

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen tries his hand at firecrackers in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

...And so is chaos
Chandigarh, October 18
Commuters in the city were inconvenienced as traffic was held up for more than two hours here due to the late arrival of the cricket teams of India and England today.

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen tries his hand at firecrackers in Chandigarh on Tuesday



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