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Bandh call evokes mixed response
Chandigarh, September 20
The Bharat bandh call given by the NDA, Left parties and the SP in protest against the diesel price hike, FDI in multi-brand retail and cap on subsidised LPG, evoked a mixed response in the city. A majority of the shops remained closed in the city.
BJP workers hold a protest march on the Madhya Marg, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.
BJP workers hold a protest march on the Madhya Marg, Sector 26, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

No untoward incident reported during bandh
Members of the BJP hold a protest in Mohali on Thursday. Mohali, September 20
No untoward incident was reported in the district that witnessed a near-complete bandh here today. Most of the shops were found closed since the morning. Though many activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) were seen taking repeated rounds in markets, no tiff between shopkeepers and party members took place.

Members of the BJP hold a protest in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Status report on F&CC decisions
MC staff set to miss Sept 24 deadline 
Chandigarh, September 20
It seems the municipal corporation does not believe in taking seriously the decisions taken by its finance and contract committee (F&CC). A classic example of this is that the authorities are set to miss the deadline for tabling the status report of the projects and decisions taken at the meetings of the committee during the past 18 months. 

43.8 pc children of migrants go without immunisation
Chandigarh, September 20
A study conducted by the PGI on children of migrant labourers in Chandigarh has revealed that 43.8 per cent of them have not been immunised. The study has found that over 55 per cent of them are malnourished.
Students of the INIFD take part in a ramp show during a freshers’ party in Chandigarh.
fun time: Students of the INIFD take part in a ramp show during a freshers’ party in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj mahajan

Snehalaya case
No child protection unit in city 
Chandigarh, September 20
To provide a safe environment to children in the city, there is need for setting up a state child protection unit. At present, there is no such unit in the city for the safety of children, especially from abuses and child trafficking.

ragging incident
8 students expelled from hostel 
Chandigarh, September 20
The eight students of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, who were suspended on a charge of ragging, have been expelled from the hostel and asked to stay away from the college for a month. The college has decided to shift first-year students to the ground floor of the hostel in a bid to keep a check on such incidents.

At 85, mother of 8 left to fend for herself
Chandigarh, September 20
She brought up her eight children painstakingly. It did not matter if she had to feed them all by herself, often choosing to sleep over an empty stomach. However, when it came to looking after her during the twilight of her life, a frail 85-year-old Manso, having a fading memory and weak eyesight, was deserted by her children and left on the roadside.



Sector 17 may not house diwali stalls
Chandigarh, September 20
The municipal corporation has mooted a proposal not to grant permission for setting up Diwali stalls at Sector 17 from this year. The proposal is going to be tabled in the finance and contract committee (F&CC) meeting, scheduled for September 24.

industrial area-II
MC team removes encroachments
Chandigarh, September 20
In a special anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement wing of the municipal corporation today removed encroachments from Industrial Area Phase-II.

Policeman found drunk on duty, suspended
Chandigarh, September 20 
A constable posted with the Police Control Room was found drunk on duty last night. He was suspended today. A caller passed the information to the Police Control Room that a constable of the PCR vehicle stationed at Kishangarh Chowk was heavily drunk. On getting the information, another PCR van from the Mani Majra police station was sent to the spot.

Waterlogging problem
Mumbai IIT team visits Mohali to find solution
Mohali, September 20
To help the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in solving the waterlogging problem, a team of experts from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, today reached the city.

Diversion of surplus water to Sukhna
File affidavit by Oct 5, HC tells UT Administration
Chandigarh, September 20 
Less than a week after the Chandigarh Administration expressed its inability to divert surplus water from the city to the Sukhna Lake, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave it additional time till October 5 for filing an affidavit on the issue.

Tricity Scan
Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Youth Club at the Mata Basani temple in Chandigarh. Blood donation
The Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Youth Club, Chandigarh, organised a blood donation camp at Mata Basani Temple here yesterday. President of the club, Hitesh Bhardwaj said around 125 donors donated blood. Tanvi Garg, SDM, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Youth Club at the Mata Basani temple in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph


pu senate
Preparations for last phase of poll begin

Chandigarh, September 20
Panjab University is all set to hold elections to the 15 seats reserved for the graduate constituency in the Senate on September 23. A total of 278 polling booths are being set in various parts of North India for polling in which around 3 lakh voters will exercise their franchise. Around 850 PU employees will supervise the polling process.

Many pvt schools opting for school-based board exams
Chandigarh, September 20
Many private schools in the region are opting for school-based board examination from the current session, further easing the pressure on students.

Expert dwells on art at PU
Chandigarh, September 20
Panjab University organised a colloquium in the university auditorium today. Eminent art historian, Prof BN Goswamy, presently professor emeritus, Department of Art History and Visual Arts, PU, delivered the lecture. He spoke on the topic “Ways of Seeing: The World of the Indian Painter”.


Gang of robbers busted
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 20
A gang of robbers, which was active in Mandi Gobindgarh for the past few months, has been busted with the arrest of nine of its members by the local police today.

Man found unconscious
Dera Bassi, September 20
A Pragpur resident was found unconscious near Sukhmani College here today. ATM card, Rs 40,000 cash and other things were found missing from his pocket. He was admitted to Sukhmani Hospital.

Pollution board trying to find cause of groundwater contamination
Dera Bassi, September 20
After finding Aldrin and Atrazin pesticide in the groundwater in some villages near Dera Bassi, the officials of Pollution Control Board has started the continually checking of groundwater.


Investigate torture of minors, Juvenile Justice Board told
Chandigarh, September 20
In a first, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Chandigarh Juvenile Justice Board to ascertain whether erring children, produced before it, were subjected to torture in police custody. The High Court has also ordered that their statements "be recorded in camera by the Board".

drug-trafficking case
HC raises suspicion over cops’ role 
Chandigarh, September 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in its scathing order, has not only expressed suspicion on the involvement of Panchkula Police officials in contentious case where bail was granted to an alleged drug trafficker, but has also asserted “the means used were foul to achieve an unholy object”.


Rs 5.5 lakh stolen from school
Chandigarh, September 20 
A theft of Rs 5.5 lakh has been reported at St. Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, Chandigarh. 

Eve-teasing case: Third accused arrested
Chandigarh, September 20
The UT police today arrested the third accused involved in the eve-teasing incident in which a college girl was assaulted at Sector 42 yesterday evening.

Nurse ends her life, names husband in suicide note
Chandigarh, September 20 
A nurse reportedly committed suicide at the nursing hostel of Government Medical College and Hospital here today. The deceased was identified as Rajbir Kaur (26). Rajbir, in a suicide note, has alleged that her husband was responsible for it. Police officials inspect the room where Rajbir Kaur allegedly committed suicide at the Nurses’ Hostel, Sector 32, in Chandigarh. tribune photo: parvesh chauhan

Man kills sister for ‘honour’, surrenders
Chandigarh, September 20
Suspecting his sister of having illicit relations, a person of Chandiala village murdered her and surrendered before the police here. The accused, Gurbachan Singh (33), murdered his younger sister, Rupinder Kaur (24), in her sleep. Rupinder Kaur, a mother of two children, was at her parents’ house in Chandiala village when the incident took place.

Graft charges framed against Forest Dept clerk
Chandigarh, September 20
The CBI Court today framed charges of corruption against an upper clerk in Chandigarh Forest Department who was arrested in a bribe case this January. The CBI Special Court of Vimal Kumar framed charges under various sections of Preventions of Corruption Act against the accused Vishnu Kant.


jp atray memorial cricket Tournament
ONGC win by seven wickets, earn 5 points

Chandigarh, September 20
In the first match of ongoing 19th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Pearls Trophy, the team of the PCA Colts faced a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of ONGC here today. A batsman in action during the JP Atray Memorial Tournament at St John’s High School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Thursday. tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Shooting championship to begin tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 20
The Chandigarh Rifle Association will organise the 13th Chandigarh Inter-School Shooting Championship from September 22 to 23, at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here.


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