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Rs 1.04 cr, jewellery recovered from Fiza’s lockers
Mohali, September 13
Anuradha Bali, aka Fiza A whopping Rs 1.04 crore cash and jewellery worth over Rs 30 lakh were recovered from three different bank lockers of Anuradha Bali, aka Fiza, today. The three lockers at the Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 47, Punjab National Bank, Sector 17 and the State Bank of Patiala at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, were opened today by a team of the Mohali police 

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Prime Minister not coming, Rs 12 lakh spent on bulletproof enclosure 
Chandigarh, September 13
A bulletproof block for the VIPs at the CLTA Complex. In an anticipation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit for the India-New Zealand Davis Cup tie being hosted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), Sector 10, the UT Administration has spent lakhs of rupees for a special bulletproof enclosure and for re-carpeting of roads leading to the CLTA.
A bulletproof block for the VIPs at the CLTA Complex.  Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


late night parties
No more free drinks for women
Chandigarh, September 13
Offering free drinks at weekend late night parties at bars and discos, especially to women, could soon be a thing of the past. The UT Administration says offering free drinks to couples, especially women, is not only encouraging drinking habit, but it also violates the provisions of the UT Excise Act.

Rs 5 hike in diesel price, cap on LPG cylinders come as a shock 
Learning about the hike in diesel prices, residents made a beeline for petrol stations in Chandigarh on Thursday evening. Chandigarh, September 13
The steep hike of Rs 5 per litre in diesel prices and restriction on using only six LPG cylinders in a year at subsidised rates has come in as a shock for tricity residents. Thursday night witnessed long queues of vehicles outside petrol stations as people flocked to fill tanks of the vehicles. The new prices will be effective from Thursday midnight.

Learning about the hike in diesel prices, residents made a beeline for petrol stations in Chandigarh on Thursday evening. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan



Ray of hope for Sukhna
Chandigarh, September 13
For finding a solution to the Sukhna Lake water woes, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has suggested diverting the surplus water from the city into it.

Fuel pilferage: Disciplinary action initiated against two CITCO employees
Chandigarh, September 13
Disciplinary action has been initiated against two officials of CITCO in the fuel pilferage scam. Action has been taken against Rajiv Kohli, a clerk, and Ramesh Kumar, junior salesman, following a probe by the vigilance department.

Extortion racket at Mansa Devi Complex
Panchkula, September 13
In order to tighten the noose around those involved in the extortion racket at the Mansa Devi Complex, the Panchkula DC Ashima Brar has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

No salary for officials on unsanctioned posts in MC
Mohali, September 13
Officials of the local municipal corporation are a worried lot as the audit wing of the corporation has declared that salaries for all posts that have not been sanctioned by the Department of Local Government will not be cleared.

Cong workers allege police inaction
Chandigarh, September 13
Congress workers staged a protest outside the Maloya police station here today. They alleged that the police was not registering a case against the son of a former sarpanch who  was involved in a hit-and-run case.

Auction of chemist shops
PGI moots change in system
Chandigarh, September 13
Realising the failure of the Jan Aushadhi Centres in ensuring availability of low-cost medicines to patients, the PGIMER is now considering a change in the system of auction of its chemist shops.

Accused roaming scot-free
Chandigarh, September 13
Almost a month after the UT's excise and taxation department detected a scam involving filing of bogus VAT returns to the tune of Rs 1 crore during 2010-11 and 2011-12, the department is groping in dark as far as the identity of the persons who committed the forgery is concerned.

Rainwater harvesting still a dream in many schools
Chandigarh, September 13
The work on rainwater harvesting system, which started at 46 government schools in May, is yet to be completed in many schools. School principals said the contractors stopped the work midway without any intimation. The contractors even damaged the school infrastructure, including the playground, said the principals.

World Oral Health Day celebrated
Chandigarh, September 13
World Oral Health Day was celebrated by the students, interns and faculty of Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital with grandeur. The central theme of the event was ‘Prevention of Oral Cancer’.

Monthly salary of UT’s contractual employees revised 
Chandigarh, September 13
The Chandigarh Administration has revised the monthly consolidated salary of contractual employees, appointed on whole-time basis, for the current financial year. The revised salary, however, will be applicable from the date of issuance of the order, which was made on September 7.


PU student elections
Lyngdoh guidelines violated: Police

Chandigarh, September 13
While Panjab University is still in the process of calculating the estimated expenditure made by each student organisation during the elections, the Chandigarh Police has pointed out serious violation of the Lyngdoh guidelines in its report to the university, especially in the case of expenditure limit.

PU students protest over re-admission issue
Chandigarh, September 13
The newly elected Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) president staged a protest outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office today. The PUCSC president Satinder Singh said during the annual system, students of sciences department, who failed to clear their re-appear in the first year, was given a chance to take re-admission in the first year to start the course again.

Visually impaired students to stage play at PU
Chandigarh, September 13
Visually impaired students will enact in a play ‘Jhanki Hindustan Ki’ to be staged at the English Department Auditorium, Punjab University, tomorrow at 11.30 am. The children are protégé of the School for the Visually Handicapped in Sector 26, Chandigarh, aided by Chandigarh Administration.


Bike-borne youths snatch Rs 4 lakh from woman
Ambala, September 13
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched Rs 4 lakh from a woman working in a money exchange company at Ambala City today. The incident which took place in broad daylight has created panic among the shopkeepers of the market.


Website to display status of cases 
Chandigarh, September 13
Information on the progress in your case will soon be just a click away. For, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has logged on to technology for lawyer-litigant friendly initiatives.


Prostitution racket busted
Panchkula, September 13
The Panchkula police has busted a prostitution racket at Raipur Rani and arrested seven persons. The racket was being run from Meera Wali Haveli at Raipur Rani. The accused have been identified as Raja Mohammad Hasan Multaba alias Johnny, his wife Rita, and their customers Vinod, Munish, Rakesh, Gulab Rana Khattoli and Khushi.

Police files chargesheet against SI
Chandigarh, September 13
The UT police today filed a detailed chargesheet against Chandigarh Police sub-inspector Jaspal Singh Bhullar in a local court here on Thursday in connection with a case pertaining to the death of a motorcyclist.


Davis Cup: players all set to show spunk
Chandigarh, September 13
The city is all set to host the Davis Cup for Asia Oceania Group-I relegation tomorrow. Decorative signboards, put up at all roads leading to the CLTA courts, will welcome tennis lovers to the courts.

SGGS-26 team wins ball badminton title
Chandigarh, September 13
The team of SGGS College, Sector 26, lifted the Panjab University Inter-College Ball Badminton (Men) Championship for the fifth time in a row.

Chandigarh eves crush CDT by 10 wickets
Chandigarh, September 13
In the ongoing women inter-academy (U-19) cricket matches, the local eves scored five points after defeating the Combined Districts Team (CDT) by 10 wickets.

Mata Gujri College win chess tourney
Fatehgarh Sahib, Sept 3
Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, won the inter-college chess championship (men) of Punjabi University, Patiala. The womens' title was won by Punjabi University, Patiala campus. The two-day long championship was organised at Mata Gujri College in which 18 teams of men and 14 teams of women participated.

City DAV team emerges victorious
Chandigarh, September 13
In the ongoing Inter-College Cricket Tournament for Men (A-division), DAV College, Abohar, lost to the local DAV College by 6 wickets today. Batting first, the wining side posted a total of 169 runs. Shuvinder (43), Ramandeep (31) and Simran (41) contributing the lion's share. In reply, the local side achieved the target easily with Kunal Mahajan contributing 43 runs.

Patiala in strong position
Chandigarh, September 13
Patiala bundled out Amritsar for 144 runs in their first innings in the Katoch Shield match held at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala.


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