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MC poll
With same old issues, parties look for fresh faces
Chandigarh, November 6
Political parties are making use of the proverb 'old wine in new bottle' while drafting manifesto for the forthcoming MC elections.

Search for new woman candidates on
Chandigarh, November 6
Political parties are engaged in hectic parleying and have been witnessing intense lobbying for the finalisation of fresh faces, particularly of women, for municipal corporation (MC) elections, scheduled for December 17.

The octagonal tower, slated to be 100 metres high, at Chappar Chidi, near Mohali. Believe it or not!
Chappar Chidi (Mohali), November 6
It seems that leaves of history have been shuffled through as one goes to Chappar Chidi, where Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his brave soldiers had won a famous battle over the Mughals about 300 years ago.

The octagonal tower, slated to be 100 metres high, at Chappar Chidi, near Mohali. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Eight-month-old toddler dies in accident
Chandigarh, November 6
In a tragic incident, an eight-month-old infant was crushed to death in an accident at Sector 24 here the previous evening.

Inderjit Malik Kidnap accused attempts suicide
Chandigarh, November 6
Raising a question mark on police functioning, 21-year-old Inderjit Malik, arrested in the case of kidnapping of a ‘princess’, attempted suicide in police custody today. He slit his veins in a lock-up at the Sector-3 police station.

Accused Inderjit Malik

Aping ‘Munnabhai’ not girls’ play
Chandigarh, November 6
Using hidden mobile phones, two girls tried to clear the entrance examination for post of teacher in perfect ‘Munnabhai’ style today. Inspired by the Sanjay Dutt blockbuster, they were caught using mobile phones while writing.


Missing amenities and inaccessible councillor
Garden waste dumped near a sitting area of a park in Sector 33. Ward No. 16, which comprises centrally-located Sectors 20 and 33, has been awaiting basic facilities for a long time. With the passage of time, the list of demands of area residents has increased but there is none to address these. People of the ward have lost hope of ever getting their demands, like re-carpeting of roads, maintenance of parks and good public utility services, fulfilled.

Garden waste dumped near a sitting area of a park in Sector 33. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

FOSWAC seeks member’s nomination as councillor
Chandigarh, November 6
The Federation of Sector Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC) held its monthly executive meeting here today.

Sector-20 RWA shortlists four for Cong ticket
Chandigarh, November 6
With just 40 days to go for the municipal corporation elections, the race for securing a party ticket to contest the elections is hotting up. The Sector-20 Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA), at a meeting held on Sunday, have shortlisted four names from among the sector residents for a Congress ticket from the ward. The residents of Sector 20, which falls in MC ward No. 16, held a meeting and decided to demand a candidate from Sector 20 for the ward. Sector 33 also falls in the ward.

Woman slips into Sukhna, rescued
Chandigarh, November 6 A 45-year-old woman, on a visit to the Sukhna Lake, accidentally slipped into the water body but was rescued here today.

sukhna suicide
Woman leaves behind 4-year-old daughter
Chandigarh, November 6
The woman, Parvati, who committed suicide yesterday by jumping into the Sukhna Lake along with her two-year-old son, leaves behind a four-year-old daughter. The woman had got married five years ago and had been suffering from depression.

Seminar discusses threadbare issues concerning women
Chandigarh, November 6
Issues concerning women in general and those of Sikh women in particular were discussed threadbare at a seminar organised by the Institute of Sikh Studies (IOSS) at its headquarters Gurdwara Kanthala Sahib here today.

A cyclist pedals his way in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewariopen house response
Cycle tracks fail to serve purpose
For a population of 11 lakh, Chandigarh has more than 7 lakh vehicles. The concept of Le Corbusier’s traffic management was later followed by Mayer in greater details as he called it Les Sept Voies de Circulation, or Seven Vs.

A cyclist pedals his way in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Police gatecrashes birthday bash
Panchkula, November 6
Boisterous birthday celebrations at a Sector-11 residence proved costly for some youths here today when a neighbour rang up the Police Control Room complaining that some girls and young boys who had gathered there were engaged in illegal activity. The police reached the scene and took the youths with them. Soon after, it was revealed that they were celebrating the birthday of one of them.

Consumer COURTS
FCI fined Rs 25,000 for late disbursal of pension
Chandigarh, November 6
Piqued over delay in the disbursal of pension by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for over three years, Piara Ram, a resident of Mohali, filed a complaint in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I. The forum, comprising president PD Goel, and members Rajinder Singh Gill and Madanjit Kaur Sahota, has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on the FCI for causing mental agony and harassment to the complainant besides Rs 5,000 as costs of litigation.

Stray cattle outside a house. Picture not rosy in Ward No. 2
Zirakpur, November 6
Congested roads, loose electricity wires, cattle menace and poor road connectivity sum up Ward No 2 in Zirakpur.

Stray cattle outside a house. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

Sector Revisited
Garbage, potholed roads continue to ail Sec 17 residents
Litter strewn in a residential area. Panchkula, November 6
The authorities seem to be little bothered about the woe of residents of Sector 17. While the residents have been forced to live amid stray cattle, heaps of garbage, potholed roads and streets without lights during night, the authorities look other way even after repeated complaints in this regard. Even the residents’ plight highlighted by the media fails to move the stubborn officials.

Litter strewn in a residential area. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

CVC report exposes admn top brass’ apathy
Chandigarh, November 6
While senior functionaries of the UT administration were active in directing head of departments to raise awareness among people by administering them pledges to mark the ‘Vigilance Awareness Week, which concluded yesterday, the latest annual report of the Central Vigilance Commission suggests their alleged apathetic approach towards taking action on its recommendations as well as directions in various cases.

rape case
CFSL cops’ last hope
Panchkula, November 6
Ten days after the alleged rape of a television actress, the police has been finding it hard to crack the case.

tricity scan
Chandigarh Scan
Gurpurb celebrated
The Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik Club on Sunday celebrated Gurpurb with senior citizens at the Old Age Home, Sector 15. Over 35 senior citizens and 70 Rotarians with their families led by Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik Club president Ashok Laroia participated in the celebrations. The celebrations started with a kirtan by Prof Jagir Singh, who enthralled audience with his mellifluous voice. This was followed by a langar, which was served by Rotarians and their family members to the senior citizens in their rooms.


PU scraps multi-level parking project
Chandigarh, November 6
Panjab University has scrapped its multi-level parking project. On learning that the structure of the parking lot would not gel with the buildings located on the campus, the university had to take the decision. Also, it could not identify a site for the project. A provision of Rs 30 crore was made by the Board of Finance for the parking lot in the budget for financial year 2011-12.

DAV students win debate
Chandigarh, November 6
A five-member team of DAV School, Sector 15, has brought laurels by winning a debate organised by the British Council in association with the Institute of Ideas, London.


Friends turns foes, fatality the result
Panchkula, November 6
Using foul words for the wife of an estranged friend cost 24-year-old Satwinder Singh, alias Simmu, his life as he succumbed to his injuries at the PGI today. He was attacked by his former friend Sonu and his three accomplices near Fun City here on October 18.


Winners strike a pose after the bodybuilding championship at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Harjeet claims title
Chandigarh, November 6
Bodybuilders Harjeet Singh, Ajay Kumar and Amit secured first three positions in the below 55 kg category of the 2nd Major PPS Sidhu Memorial Invitational Mr Chandigarh and 12th Inter-Club Bodybuilding championship being held at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

Winners strike a pose after the bodybuilding championship at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Punjab in command
Chandigarh, November 6
Punjab took a 30-run lead over Jharkhand on the second day of the ongoing Col CK Nayudu Cricket Trophy being held at Kennan Stadium, Jamshedpur, today.

TT Meet
Sacred Heart blank Gurukul Global
Chandigarh, November 6
Team of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School defeated Gurukul Global by 3-0 in the ongoing 24th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship being held at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

A player in action during a table tennis match held at Sector 28 in Chandigarh on Sunday. St Soldier’s, police club register victories
Chandigarh, November 6
In the ongoing 6th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament, St Soldier’s School, Sector 28, and Chandigarh Police Football Club register wins in their respective matches of the junior and senior category held at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.
A player in action during a table tennis match held at Sector 28 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S chandan

Jerath is technical official of Mumbai team
Chandigarh, November 6
Dr CK Jerath, president of Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association, Chandigarh, has been nominated as the technical official of the Mumbai Fighter team for the upcoming World Series of Boxing to be held at Shiv Chattrapati Stadium, Pune, on November 11, here today.


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