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Fire at rubber recycling unit
Worker suffers 65 pc burns, taken to hospital an hour later
Panchkula, November 7 
Firemen try to douse flames at a unit in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Panchkula, on Monday. A factory worker suffered 65 per cent burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a waste rubber recycling unit in Industrial Area, Phase II, here today.

Firemen try to douse flames at a unit in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

booth  scam
Action, finally
40 allottees to get notices
Chandigarh, November 7
The UT Administration, which has been sitting on the infamous booth allotment scam inquiry report for the past eight months, is now finally going to issue notices to the 40 booth allottees whose affidavits were found to be incorrect. These affidavits had been submitted by the allottees to the estate office and, during initial checking, were found to be false.


change of land use
Officials’ laxity, Admn’s loss
Fee realisation by estate office Rs 5.07 crore short
Chandigarh, November 7
‘Inefficiency’ or ‘carelessness’ by officials with the UT estate office of the UT Administration has resulted in the loss of Rs 5.07 crore while charging conversion fee for change of land use in certain cases.

With not enough time, Mayor a rubber stamp
Chandigarh, November 7
The city’s first citizen continues to be a mere rubber stamp on decisions of the municipal corporation (MC) as all Mayors during the 15-year duration of the corporation have complained that the period is not sufficient to come to terms with the official rigmarole of handling the corporation.

They exemplify winning spirit
Former British Prime Minister and statesman Winston Churchill, who is considered one of the greatest orators of the 20th century, once said, "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference". 


Exhibition at CII
Spy watches, spy pens catch fancy of visitors
Chandigarh, November 7
Spy watches, spy pens, blackbox and a wide range of CCTV cameras caught the attention of visitors at an exhibition on security gadgets, Securecity-2011, at the CII in Sector 31 on the first day. The event is being held to mark the Chandigarh Police Week. A man explains the working of a security gadget to senior citizens at the CII in Chandigarh on Monday.
A couple enjoys an evening near the fountains of Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
A couple enjoys an evening near the fountains of Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Parade marks opening ceremony
Chandigarh, November 7
The opening ceremony of Chandigarh Police Week was marked by a parade at the police lines in Sector 26 this morning. UT Administrator Shivraj Patil inspected the parade of the police and took salute.

Talk on gender sensitisation
Chandigarh, November 7
A gender sensitisation programme was conducted by the Gender Equity Society at Post Graduate Government Girls College, Sector 11. Rajesh Jaiswal, an English lecturer, was the key speaker on the occasion.

Queries on traffic dominate interactive session
Chandigarh, November 7
Grievances related to traffic ruled the roost during an interactive session between the police and senior citizens on the first day of Chandigarh Police Week today.

PGI’s dismissal order upheld
Chandigarh, November 7
Upholding the order of the PGI, the Punjab and Haryana High has refused to entertain Rameshwar Kumar, who was thrown out of service for outraging the modesty of a patient admitted to the intensive care unit, saying employee bringing disrepute to the institution he was serving could not be spared.

Fervour marks Eid-ul-Zuha
Chandigarh, November 7
A festive look at the Jama Masjid in Sector 20 of Chandigarh on Monday.Eid-ul-Zuha, which commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to kill his first-born son Ismail for God, was celebrated with solemnity and religious fervour at various parts of the city today. Mohammed Mohiuddin, a muezzin at Jama Masjid in Sector 20, said Eid-ul-Azha or Bakra (Goat) Eid, as called in the sub-continent, was celebrated on the 10th day of Zul-Hijja

A festive look at the Jama Masjid in Sector 20 of Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan

It is time to feast on mutton
Chandigarh, November 7
On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, hundreds of goats and other animals were sacrificed across the tricity. The prices of goats this time went as high as Rs 50,000, depending on the breed. The range of goats that were sold ranged between Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000.

Differently abled end protest with memo to Badal’s OSD
Mohali, November 7
Members of the Physically Handicapped Association of Punjab and Chandigarh today took out a protest rally against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards their demands. The rally culminated at the Sector 25 rally ground in Chandigarh. The association has been demanding implementation of the Persons With Disability Act.

These motorists have no way out

Cars stuck in a traffic jam at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Monday.
Cars stuck in a traffic jam at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: MANOJ MAHAJAN

ward no. 3
This ward has two different faces
Zirakpur, November 7
Ward No. 3 presents two contrasting pictures. One side of the ward is developed and the other is yet to catch the attention of authorities. Residents alleged that a pick-and-choose policy was being adopted by the civic body while implementing development plans in the area.

‘Nearly 8 lakh people are diagnosed with cancer every year’
Chandigarh, November 7
The department of radiotherapy in collaboration with the department of community medicine and Regional Cancer Centre, PGI, organised a cancer awareness and early detection camp at Indira Colony, Mani Majra, today. An exhibition-cum-poster presentation was also organised.

Power dept penalised
Mohali, November 7
The Mohali Consumer Disputes Forum has directed the Punjab State Power Corporation to delete an amount of Rs 23,910 claimed as arrears from a bill charged from a subscriber.

Prosecution dept reels under staff crunch
Chandigarh: The UT administration has failed to fill vacant posts in the law and prosecution department as against the 23 sanctioned posts, the administration is working with only 14 people, which is affecting the work of prosecution in the district courts. — TNS

Social activists form human chain formed in Sec 17
Chandigarh, November 7
A human chain by members of various social organisations at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Various NGOs and city residents launched a “Right to Live Movement”. People from different walks formed a human chain in Sector 17. The residents participating in the movement said the movement started from New York on September 17 with a slogan “Occupy Wall Street”, while adding that it was a movement of all those who were suffering on earth due to the corporate greed.

A human chain by members of various social organisations at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Tribune Impact: Park back to proper use

Private carpenters had encroached upon the corner of a park opposite house number 410, Sector 30-A, Chandigarh. (Right) Encroachments were removed after the issue was highlighted in these columns.
Private carpenters had encroached upon the corner of a park opposite house number 410, Sector 30-A, Chandigarh. (Right) Encroachments were removed after the issue was highlighted in these columns. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan

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DAV-10: BC Josan in trouble again
Chandigarh, November 7
An RTI activist, RK Singla has accused BC Josan, the suspended principal of DAV College, Sector 10, for charging fee from students in the name of add-on courses, which were never conducted.


No VAT on Motor Vehicle Tax
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 7
The state government has decided to levy Motor Vehicle Tax (MVT) without VAT. The plight of people had been highlighted in these columns. Prem Singh Saini, officiating DTO, said the confusion over charging of MVT had been resolved, though he did not get an official letter, it was decided in the Cabinet that the MVT would be charged without VAT.

midday meal
Funds not released for four months
Ambala, November 7
Most of the government primary schools are finding it hard to implement the midday meal scheme, courtesy shortage of funds. Sources said the schools had not received funds for the past four months. Around 450 schools in Ambala provide midday meal to nearly 25,000 students.

Two killed in mishaps
Ambala, November 7
Kamal, a resident of Tepla village, Ambala Cantt, died on the way to the PGI Chandigarh. He was hit by a gas tanker near Rajgarh village on the Ambala-Rajpura road.

Market panel chairman killed in mishap
BANUR: Chairman of the market committee Rajpura Nirmail Singh died in a road accident near Banur last night. He was hit by a Swaraj Mazda tanker on the Rajpura-Chandigarh. 


Notice of motion issued
Chandigarh, November 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion on a petition filed by the Sector 45-A Residents Welfare Federation, alleging that the powers-that-be had been ignoring their “genuine needs” by not constructing a brick wall on the boundary line of Burail village and removing encroachments.

HC wants separate account for property tax deposited by schools
Chandigarh, November 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court in its orders has stated that property tax, if deposited by schools in Chandigarh, should be kept in a separate account.

kidnap case
Accused gets bail
Chandigarh, November 7
A local court today granted bail to Kamal, an accused in the kidnapping of a student of Carmel Convent School, on October 11. Kamal, who is the mother of a friend of the prime accused, Inderjit Malik, was arrested on October 31. The court granted her bail after furnishing the bail bond of Rs 50,000.


Prime murder accused held
Panchkula, November 7
A day after the arrest of three accused in a murder case, the police claimed to have arrested main accused Sonu here today.

Mastermind surrenders in court
Chandigarh, November 7
In the fake driving licence scam, mastermind Manish, a resident of Sector 45, surrendered in the court of the Chandigarh Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here this evening.

5 held for impersonation
Chandigarh, November 7
The police has arrested five persons, including a lecturer and four girls, in a case of cheating during the Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test conducted yesterday.


TT meet organisers flout norms
Chandigarh, November 7
The age-old barter system has came alive, as organisers of the ongoing table tennis tournament at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, have allowed a caterer to install a food stall on the premises in exchange of providing banners at the venue. An illegal stall at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Anaya clinches TT title
Chandigarh, November 7
Ananya of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, overcame her counterpart Roshia to win the title of Kids (U-10) category, during the ongoing Gurukul Global 24th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship being held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today. A player returns a shot during the Gurukul Global 24th Chandigarh State TT Championship in Table Tennis Hall at Sector 23 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Gagandeep, Tuba romp home in carrom
Chandigarh, November 7
Gagandeep Singh and Tuba bagged the men and women’s singles, respectively, during the 13th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Carrom Ranking Tournament, which concluded at St Stephen’s School here.

Punjab muster 297
Chandigarh, November 7
njab cricket team defeated Jharkhand by seven wickets on the third day of the ongoing CK Nayudu Trophy league match held at Kenan Stadium, Jamshedpur.

UP to lock horns with Chandigarh
Chandigarh, November 7
The UP cricket Girl’s team moved into the finals of the ongoing Junior National Cricket Championship for Women (U-19) being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here today.

Cricket academy opens today
Chandigarh, November 7
Honorary Secreatry of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will inaugurate the PCA (U-14) Residential Cricket Academy at Togan on Tuesday.

DPS, Khanna United Club score wins
Chandigarh, November 7
Teams of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, and Khanna United Football Club registered wins in their respective matches of junior and senior category during the ongoing 6th Kanwar Harbans Lal memorial Football Tournament being held at Football Stadium, Sector17. Players of DPS and Durga Public School, Solan, in action during the 6th Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament at Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Seven-year-old shows door to 17-year-old
Chandigarh, November 7
Seven-year-old Ranveer Duggal upset 17-year-old Chandan Gulati in junior snooker category during the ongoing 28th Chandigarh State Billiards and Snooker Championship, being held here today.


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