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Booth allotment scam
Shergill inquiry report incomplete, says Administration

Chandigarh, November 13
More than eight months after the infamous booth allotment scam inquiry report, which had rocked the city, the UT Administration has now termed the report prepared by former UT Additional Deputy Commissioner PS Shergill as “incomplete” and has issued directions to the Deputy Commissioner for a ”complete” probe.

Rs 8 lakh robbery
Clueless police raises doubts
Chandigarh, November 13
Even as a clueless UT police is busy finding loopholes the victim’s theory who was robbed of Rs 8 lakh at gunpoint on the Sector 48/49 dividing road yesterday, repeated verification of the incident by the police has left the complainant harassed. While Abir Malhotra, a Sector 48 resident is still terrified as the two assailants threatened him at gunpoint, doubts raised by the police in the case have added to his trauma.
Handicapped man held for fraud
Domestic helps flee with cash, jewellery


The burning of garbage makes it difficult for this horse cart driver to find way in Panchkula
LOST IN THE SMOKE: The burning of garbage makes it difficult for this horse cart driver to find way in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Prof’s prosecution
PU, CBI head for confrontation over sanction
Chandigarh, November 13
Panjab University (PU) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seem to be heading for yet another confrontation over the sanction of prosecution of a university professor.

Benefits miss the target for them
Chandigarh, November 13
“Celebrations”, “RTE”, “ambitions”, “functions”, while city school students will have a gala time tomorrow at the Children’s Day, there will be thousands of others who will go around mopping floors, begging, helping dhaba owners or simply loitering around because all that their existence has educed so far is indifference.



Stagnant water near housing societies at Sector 49 in Chandigarh Water everywhere, residents almost in tears
Chandigarh, November 13
The problem of stagnant water in low-lying area near Goodwill Enclave at Sector 49 here, that houses Oriental Insurance, Private Teachers and Railway societies, has become a matter of concern for thousands of residents.

Stagnant water near housing societies at Sector 49 in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Property details of residents go online
Tribune News Service
From now on, complete details of properties, both residential and commercial, and status of complaints will be available at the click of a button. In a user-friendly initiative, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has come out with an updated website that allows the Net users to see property details like ownership, installment schedule, receipt details, extension fee charges and pending amount of any plot located in urban estates of Sectors 56 to 80 in Mohali.

Soon, UT residents to pay bills via Internet
Chandigarh, November 13
The Chandigarh administration will soon commence online payment of bills, including those of electricity, water and taxes, besides certain other services.

Poor sanitation, bad roads and untidy parks
Ward No. 11 comprises Sectors 53 and 56 and Palsora village. When slum-dwellers were shifted to Sector 53 by the UT administration, tall claims were made of providing them with adequate health and sanitary facilities. However, the area lacks even the basic civic amenities. The other two areas of the ward have also been in a state of utter neglect.

open house response
Stop making false promises to residents
At the time of elections, every political party issues its manifesto through which it makes determined bid to woo voters. In 2006, when the elections to the Municipal Corporation were to be held, similar manifesto were issued by two major political parties, the Congress and BJP, in which it was promised to provide various amenities to residents of the City Beautiful. On one occasion, it was promised that some of the sectors would be model sectors. After five years of its rule, this promise of the party remained on paper as many sectors are in a deplorable condition.

mc elections
Now, Sec-45 RWA names candidate
Chandigarh, November 13
The Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) of the city look to play a crucial role in the upcoming municipal corporation elections. While the race for securing tickets of political parties has already begun, the RWAs are also holding their meetings to decide their candidates.

consumer courts
MRI, CT scan centre fined Rs 20 lakh for negligence
Chandigarh, November 13
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Sector 8-based Suparb MRI and CT Scan Centre to pay Rs 20 lakh as compensation to the complainant.

Artistes stage the play ‘Chhaan Vihoone’ at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday Adversity of middle class family comes to fore
Chandigarh, November 13
The tricity theatre buffs witnessed yet another socially-relevant Punjabi play “Chhaan Vihoone” with a diverse theme, tone and treatment by Norah Richards Rangmanch, Mohali, in the ongoing Sixth Annual Chandigarh Theatre Festival-2011 organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Artistes stage the play ‘Chhaan Vihoone’ at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribuner photo: Vicky Gharu

Boisterous fans enjoy the performance of Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal at PEC Fest in Chandigarh on Sunday Nukkar Natak, bhangra mark end of PEC Fest
Chandigarh, November 13
The three-day annual PEC Fest concluded today with students taking part in mesmerising events while unveiling their talent. The day was marked with events like coffee mug painting, street play, salsa, while the fest concluded with the performance of a Punjabi singer in the evening.

Boisterous fans enjoy the performance of Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal at PEC Fest in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Chandigarh Scan

Sector Scan
Wild growth, dark streets welcome visitors to
Panchkula, November 13
Wild growth, bumpy roads and dark streets have become the bane of Sector-27 residents. “The area eludes basic amenities,” said SK Bhalla, general secretary of the House Owners Welfare Association (HOWA). The authorities have never bothered to get roads repaired here.

Farmers seek purchase centre at Morni
Panchkula, November 13
Farmers of the Morni area, known for its quality vegetables in the region, have been facing a tough time marketing their produce. The farmers are involved in farming tomatoes, capsicum, French bean, pumpkin, onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric.

Girls with their pets during the dog show in Panchkula on Sunday It was dogs’ day at P’kula
Panchkula, November 13
A German shepherd dog belonging to Lalli and a St Bernard belonging to Rajan of Khanna were adjudged best dogs during a dog show here today. In all, 120 dogs of over 20 breeds participated in the first dog show, organised by the Panchkula Kennel Club, of the town.

Girls with their pets during the dog show in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin MIttal


Three killed in accidents
Kharar (Mohali), November 13
Three persons, including a woman, were killed and two others injured in road accidents here during the past 24 hours. In the first incident, Bhagi Rathi was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle while she was crossing the road along with her husband.

New roads to come up, says MLA
Dera Bassi, November 13
Local MLA Jasjit Singh Bunny today said old link roads would be repaired and some new roads constructed soon. He said this after inaugurating the Dharmgarh-Ballopur link road, which would be constructed at a cost of over Rs 72 lakh.


Rupinder plays a shot during a match of the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship in Chandigarh on SundayOscar outplays Rupinder to lift badminton title
Chandigarh, November 13
Badminton player Oscar Bansal defeated the in-form player, Rupinder Singh to win the men’s singles title during the ongoing XXIII Chandigarh State Badminton Championship held at the Badminton Hall of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Rupinder plays a shot during a match of the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

GMSSS-MHC face defeat against Banyan Tree
Chandigarh, November 13
Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra Housing Complex (GMSSS, MHC) by eight wickets during the match of the Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-19) being held here.

Sushil Kumar Sushil all set for Olympics
Chandigarh, November 13
The ace Indian wrestler and Beijing Olympics bronze medallist in men’s 66 kg freestyle category, Sushil Kumar is all set to perform in the upcoming Olympics qualifiers to be held in Tajakistan next year in March. The wrestler, who was in Chandigarh to promote a wrestling competition organised by the city police a few days ago, feels his hard work will pay in the upcoming qualifying tournament to book his berth in the London Olympics.

                                                                             Sushil Kumar

NPS-18 drub St John’s lad
Chandigarh, November 13
New Public School, Sector 18, overcame St John’s School, Sector 26, by 18-4 in the match of the Inter-School Basketball Tournament held here. In the match of the boys’ U-17 category, SGGS School, Sector 26, defeated SGHM School, Sector 38, by 31-19 and NPS-18 outplayed AKSIPS-41 by 25-10. DAVP School, Sector 8, got the better of BVB, Sector 27, by 44-18.

A player in action during a snooker match in Chandigarh on Sunday Sumit bags senior snooker title
Chandigarh, November 13
Ace cueist Sumit Talwar overcame Rajat Khaneja in the final game of the senior snooker category during the 28th Chandigarh State Billiards and Snooker Championship being held here today. During the game, Sumit won first two frames (61-33 and 46-11) with a break of 39, while Rajat came back in the third and fourth frame and won by 59-44 and 60-44 after making breaks of 33. But Sumit bounced back and won the fifth frame by a 79-8 and sixth frame by 61-14.

A player in action during a snooker match in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Panchkula Rolling Tigers Club skaters hog limelight
Chandigarh, November 13
Skaters of the Panchkula Rolling Tigers Club bagged 19 medals in the recently held CBSE North Zone-I Skating Championship held in Delhi.

GSSS-20 thrash Maloya eves
Chandigarh, November 13
Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 (GSSS-20), defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Maloya, by 4-0 in the match of the Inter-School Hockey Tournament for Girls (U-19) held at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, here.

Corporate Cup
Haier XI record win
Chandigarh, November 13
Haier XI registered their win against Custom XI in a match of the ongoing Corporate Cup being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Vishwajeet hits bull’s eye
Chandigarh, November 13
Shooter Vishwajeet of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, secured first place in the boys’ U-19 air pistol event during the ongoing Inter-School Shooting Championship being held here.

Apram scripts Black Fighters victory
Panchkula, November 13
A fine display of batting and bowling by Apram Virk helped Black Fighters team to defeat Blue Blasters by nine wickets during the match of the Panchkula Premier Cricket League for Boys (U-14) here today.


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