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Fiza died a painful death
Mohali, September 9
Death certainly came to Fiza in a very painful way. A connoisseur of good things, Fiza spent the last moments of life suffering from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), nausea and breathlessness as aluminium phosphide (celphos), found in her viscera, is a deadly poison known to cause all these effects on human beings.


Tense family ties led to acid attack
File photo of Amit Chandigarh, September 9
Police investigations into the acid attack on a youth yesterday have allegedly found bigamy to be the reason behind the attack. A day after the attack on the youth, Amit in Sector 22, the police has booked his 42-year-old uncle Vijay (husband of his father’s sister) in the case. The role of a 14-year-old boy, who is Vijay’s son, is also suspected.
File photo of Amit

A snatching that never was
Chandigarh, September 9
The UT police has booked a 24-year-old man in a case of criminal breach of trust after he called up the police control room yesterday saying that two youths had snatched Rs 54,000 from him. The accused identified as Rajkumar had taken around Rs 3 lakh loan from his employer in the grain market on pretext of his mother’s illness but had spent the money on living a lavish lifestyle and buying expensive mobile sets. He had then enacted a drama to befool the police and his employer that the money had been snatched from him.

Darkness amid silence:
Half of the pillar lights, installed at a considerable cost to the state excehequer by the UT Administration, are lying defunct at the Garden of Silence at Sukhna Lake. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Over 100 road-engineering proposals pending
Chandigarh, September 9
Efforts of the Chandigarh Traffic police to improve the traffic scenario in the city have borne little fruit all these years, as over 100 road engineering proposals mooted since 2006 are lying pending with the engineering departments of both the UT administration as well as the Municipal Corporation.

Texting turns a leaf, and dat’s the problem!
Chandigarh, September 9
“The leeves dnt perform fotosinthsis widout sunlite ...
The leave aplication wil be submited tomorrow……
I ofen wached thos peple clim that bilding

Chandigarh, Panchkula police at loggerheads
Panchkula, September 9
Ever since the Chandigarh Police has arrested ACP Adarshdeep Singh, both the Panchkula and Chandigarh police officials have been at loggerheads. Post-Arshdeep incident, policemen on both sides are taking swift action.


Open House Response
Night eateries: A boon or bane?
The nightlife in Chandigarh is booming at a fast pace. In the interest of the residents, the Chandigarh Administration must allow opening of late night eating joints. These will prove to be boon for students and youngsters who come to Chandigarh for studies and jobs. It will also promote the night tourism in Chandigarh. People have the right to eat whenever they feel like. But in the wake of increasing brawls, fights and murders in the night, the question of safety arises. For that purpose, the Chandigarh Administration must tie up with the Chandigarh Police to make appropriate security arrangements to ensure safety.

Chandigarh scan
Workshop on law
The Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad North Zone Lady Advocate Workshop was organised at Law Bhawan, Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The workshop was attended by 78 women advocates from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pardesh, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The women advocates at the workshop of Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune Photo

Acid attack
Victim family’s lone breadwinner
Chandigarh, September 9
Even as Amit, the acid attack victim, is battling for life at the PGIMER, he might not be able to see the light of the day again. While the doctors are trying hard to revive his vision, they said his chances for regaining vision were very bleak.

Gone with the wind

A damaged signboard on the road separating Phases I and II of Industrial Area reflects a poor image of the City Beautiful. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

No end to stray cattle menace in Mohali
Mohali, September 9
The town continues to be plagued by the problem of stray cattle inviting flak not only from residents but also from the Punjab Gau Sewa Board. Cattle can be seen on roads and even in parks with the Municipal Corporation authorities seem to be failing to curb the menace. The problem is more acute in the developing sectors and in areas close to villages falling within the jurisdiction of the town. Several persons have been injured and have lost their lives due to mishaps caused by stray animals.

Slow pace of work worries sector welfare body
Chandigarh, September 9
The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations, Chandigarh (FOSWAC), an association body of 60 different resident welfare associations, held its executive committee meeting at the community centre in Sector 8 today.

Extortion rampant at Mansa Devi
Panchkula, September 9
The Sector-15 extortion racket has not been settled, when another extortion racket has come to the fore in the Mansa Devi Complex, Sector-5, Panchkula here today. Vendors and other people of the market and taxi stand of the Complex have given a written complaint, a copy of which is with The Tribune, to the Municipal Corporation and Haryana Urban Development Authority alleging that a person under the garb of president of the local Resident Welfare Association extorts money from them and also asks for the fruits, vegetables and taxi facility for free.

A vendor sells fruit near Mansa Devi Complex in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Spurt in snakebite cases
Chandigarh, September 9
A spurt has been witnessed in snakebite cases. Over 300 cases of snakebite were reported in city hospitals during this monsoon season. Among these, the highest number of cases were reported from areas surrounding Chandigarh, owing to the dense forest cover in these areas.

Re-allotment of dwellings
CHB to table issue in board meeting
Chandigarh, September 9
The issue regarding major changes in the rules governing the re-allotment of dwelling units is being tabled in the forthcoming board meeting of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB). Officials in the CHB said before scrapping the draconian condition of ban on the sale of a dwelling before five years from its date of possession would be removed, various legal impactions of the issue were being studied.

Auto-rickshaws parked along the roadside cause inconvenience to motorists on the road dividing Sectors 27 and 19 in Chandigarh.
Traffic bottlenecks:
Auto-rickshaws parked along the roadside cause inconvenience to motorists on the road dividing Sectors 27 and 19 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Fats beneficial for liver disease: Experts
Chandigarh, September 9
"Almost 25-30 per cent of the total energy requirements for patients with acute or chronic liver disease can be derived from fats to enhance the recovery," said experts during a CME at the PGIMER here today. The experts stated that malnutrition had become common among patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) owing to lack of adequate diet intake and alcohol abuse.

Gaping hazard
Chandigarh: A major tragedy was averted when a truck loaded with cement and construction material got stuck in a caved-in portion of a road opposite the road separating Sectors 31 and 32 at 11 pm on Saturday.


Extra sections put burden on schools
Students line up at GMSSS, Kasran, during a special round of admissions in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, September 9
The decision of the UT Education Department to start new sections of arts stream in as many as 14 government schools, mostly in rural and suburb area, has further burdened the limited teaching resources and put the extra burden on the infrastructure of the schools.

Students line up at GMSSS, Kasran, during a special round of admissions in Chandigarh. tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Assistant professor alleges alteration in internal assessment
Chandigarh, September 9
An assistant professor at the Sociology Department of Panjab University has moved a complaint against the chairperson for altering the internal assessment marked to the semester III students in the 2010 exams. The teacher in a compliant to VC has sought permission to initiate criminal proceedings against the chairperson.

PUSU finds solace in being single largest party
Navdeep Brar (R), Smriti and Sumit (L) address mediapersons at PU on Sunday. Chandigarh, September 9
PUSU is not dejected because of its defeat in the resent Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) elections. In a press conference on Sunday the party leaders said there was no need to be sad over poll results because PUSU had emerged as the single largest party on the campus.

Navdeep Brar (R), Smriti and Sumit (L) address mediapersons at PU on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

PU Syndicate to seek views on new internal assessment system
Chandigarh, September 9
Panjab University Syndicate on Sunday has decided to send the proposal of swapping September and December exams with new assessment system to the city colleges. The proposal was submitted by Ajoy Sharma, Director Higher Education (UT). DHE had suggested to swap September and December exams in the city colleges with class quizzes, assignments and presentations. The proposal is aimed at ensuring that students receive 180 days of teaching in a year.


Midday meal workers oppose contract system
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
Democratic Mid Day Meal Cook Front organised a rally near the office of the Deputy Commissioner to protest against the decision of the state government to award the work to private contractors.

Death of youth in gymnasium
Owner booked
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
In connection with the death of a 27-year-old youth whose body was found at a local gymnasium under mysterious circumstances, the Fatehgarh Sahib police has booked the gymnasium owner Inderjit Singh alias Ravi, under Section 304-A of the IPC.

250 students attend anti-ragging seminar
Dera Bassi, September 9
A seminar on Anti-Ragging and Legal Aid was held under the Punjab Legal Service Authority in the auditorium of Swami Parmanand Group of Colleges, Lalru.

Riot-affected families flay red-tapism
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
Hundreds of riot-affected families under the banner of 1984 Sikh Riots Affected Welfare Society met on the premises of Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib and discussed various problems faced by them.

Local school team wins debate
Patiala, September 9
Vivek High School, Chandigarh, lifted the trophy of Padma Shri JK Kate All India Inter-School English Debate here at Nabha today.


HC raps administration for violating litigation policy
Chandigarh, September 9
Chandigarh Administration has been caught violating the national litigation policy. It moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the orders of Central Administrative Tribunal, simply asking the Administration to reconsider the decade-old case of a now-deceased employee’s son for compassionate appointment.


Girl's skeleton found on Panchkula-Morni road
Police clueless, closes case
Panchkula, September 9
With the recovery of a skeleton of a young girl on the Panchkula-Morni road on July 24, it seems that Morni has become a perfect site for dumping bodies. Unable to find any clue, the Panchkula police has closed the case. Four such incidents have taken place in the area in the recent past.

Man sets himself afire
Chandigarh, September 9
A 27-year-old man committed suicide by setting himself afire at his one-room apartment in Mauli Jagran village, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The victim, Pintu, was a carpenter.

Man booked
Chandigarh, September 9
The police has booked a Palsora resident for axing trees. Deshraj, Inspector, horticulture department, Sector 23, Chandigarh, said Charanjeet Singh, a resident of Palsora, had cut 24 trees near a gurdwara. — TNS


Katoch Shield
Mohali amass 675 runs
Chandigarh, September 9
Playing on their home pitch, the Mohali batsmen continued with their good form to score 675 for the loss of eight wickets in 163 overs before declaring their innings on the second day of the ongoing Katoch Shield cricket match at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.

City has always been a special place for me, says Sanam
Chandigarh, September 9
Former Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association trainee Sanam Singh is in the city to represent India in the upcoming Davis Cup international tourney from September 14. Soon after reaching the city, the youngster opted to attend a practice session at the CLTA court, Sector 10, where he has achieved many feats in the past, before going to his house in Sector 8. “The city has always been a special place for me. I have played many tournaments at the CLTA courts. It’s a great honour for me to represent the nation in the Davis Cup in front of my home crowd and my family,” said Sanam.

A file photo of Sanam Singh in action.

Top teams to play in JP Atray memorial cricket tourney
Chandigarh, September 9
16 leading teams from all over the country will take part in the 19th edition of All India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament for Pearls Trophy that will kick off on September 15.

Tarini wins chess championship
Chandigarh, September 9
Tarini Goyal of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, emerged as the winner under the girls’ (under-13) category of the Chandigarh Chess Championship that concluded at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today. Tarini won the title after scoring three points.

GN College march on in football
Chandigarh, September 9
The GN College, Narangwal, overcame Malwa College, Samrala, by 3-0 during the ongoing Inter College Football Championship for Men (B-Division). Before this, the winning team had thrashed SACC&M, Ludhiana, by 6-0.

A football match in progress during the Panjab University (B-Division) Inter College Football Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

SGGS-26 shuttlers shine
Chandigarh, September 9
The badminton team of SGGS College, Sector 26, defeated SACC&M, Ludhiana, by 3-0 in their ongoing campaign at the Inter College Badminton Tournament for Men. In other matches, GCC&BA, Chandigarh, defeated RSD College, Ferozepur, by 3-0, while the DAV College, Sector 10, beat the PU Campus by 3-0. In the women category, the team of the PU Campus defeated the GCAM College, Abohar, by 2-0, In another match, the JCDAV College, Dasuya, overcame DM College, Moga, by 2-0.

Victory: Members of the Delhi team celebrate after winning the 20th Junior National Korfball Championship at Government High School, Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

SD College paddler claim title
Chandigarh, September 9
Kalyani of SD College, Sector 32, defeated Nadia Saini of Tech Mahindra by 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8 and 11-8 in the in the final match of women single’s category of the Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament. Meanwhile, Rachit won the men single’s title after defeating Mayank Kapoor of the DAV Public School, Sector 8, by 4-0, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 and 11-7. TNS

PGGCM-11 record 8-wicket win
Chandigarh, September 9
The cricket team of Post Graduate Government College for Men, Sector 11, recorded an eight-wicket victory over the SD College, Hoshiarpur, during the ongoing Inter College Cricket Tournament for Men (A-Division) here today.



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