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Auto driver thrashes constable
Chandigarh, October 3
The accused, Alauddin (in white shirt), who allegedly thrashed a traffic constable, Des Raj (in blue shirt), in police custody on Wednesday In yet another incident of an assault on the police, a traffic constable was slapped in full public view at the grain market roundabout in Sector 26 here today. The constable, Des Raj, was regulating traffic when he signalled a carriage auto to stop for checking.


The accused, Alauddin (in white shirt), who allegedly thrashed a traffic constable, Des Raj (in blue shirt), in police custody on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


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The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice AK Sikri, lights a lamp during the inauguration of the District Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre in the courts complex at Ambala City on Wednesday
The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice AK Sikri, lights a lamp during the inauguration of the District Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre in the courts complex at Ambala City on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Ďbaní on love marriages
Panchayats told to clear stand
Mohali, October 3
Shaken by the diktat of the Gharuan and Sakrulpura panchayats banning love marriages, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam today issued notices to the sarpanches concerned asking them to explain why they issued such a diktat.

Lake Club ex-GM chargesheeted
Chandigarh, October 3
The UT Administration today chargesheeted former general manager of the Lake Club Rajiv Tuli in connection with a high-voltage pool party at the club.

eve-teasing
Scream till you are heard, UT SSP tells girl students
Chandigarh, October 3
Students of the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Girls, Sector 26, shout at the top of their voices after being asked to do so by UT SSP Naunihal Singh during an interaction on Wednesday Over 600 girls of the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Girls, Sector 26, screamed to a deafening pitch as the auditorium reverberated with their shouts as soon as the UT SSP gave a clarion call to the girls to raise their voice against eve-teasing during an interaction today.

Students of the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Girls, Sector 26, shout at the top of their voices after being asked to do so by UT SSP Naunihal Singh during an interaction on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

City airport to get 2 modern bays
Chandigarh, October 3
The Chandigarh domestic airport is all set to get a modified bay layout by March next year. At present, the domestic airport has three bays - two for big aircraft and one for small aircraft. A bay, also called the "apron area", is a specified area where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refuelled and boarded.

 


COMMUNITY

Public Darbar episode
Om Prakash and his wife submit a complaint to a police official in Chandigarh on Wednesday DGP marks inquiry to DSP
Chandigarh, October 3
The security staff of Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj Patil may land in trouble as a complainant, Om Prakash, who was allegedly beaten up at Patilís public darbar on October 1, today filed a complaint before UT DGP PK Srivastva seeking strict against Patilís security staff. The DGP has marked an inquiry into the matter to DSP Ashish Kapoor. Now, statements of witnesses who were present at the public darbar will be recorded.

Patil for double check on residentsí complaints

Om Prakash and his wife submit a complaint to a police official in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Cobras captured by snake charmers at Ram Darbar in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Cobras captured by snake charmers at Ram Darbar in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A tribune photograph

píkula kidnap case
Clueless, CBI files closure report
Panchkula, October 3
In a major development in the Tejas Gaba kidnapping case, the CBI today filed the closure report. It was after the CBI failed to get any clue about the childís whereabouts and lay hands on any evidence in the case that the closure report was filed.

UT seeks Rs 500 cr more under non-plan
Chandigarh, October 3
Terming budget allocated to the UT Administration insufficient, it has decided to demand Rs 500 crore more under non-plan from the Union Government.

Medicity area to be expanded by 150 acres
Mohali, October 3
The Medicity project in Mullanpur area is planned to be expanded by 150 acres to provide more and comprehensive medical facilities to people.

Market project: MC to propose modifications
Chandigarh, October 3
The site of the day market project at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh In the wake of the scrapping of the day market project at Mauli Jagran by the MC General House, the MC authorities are in a fix over how to avoid possible audit objections against the project on which Rs 21 lakh had already been spent. The authorities will be mooting a proposal at the next House meeting that instead of scrapping the day market project, the House should recommend certain modifications in it.

The site of the day market project at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Installation of defective water chlorinators
Company refutes allegations
Chandigarh, October 3
Jai Bharat Company has refuted allegations levelled against it at the last General House meeting of the municipal corporation (MC) on the installation of defective water chlorinators in the city.

Workshop on child health concludes
Chandigarh, October 3
The School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, in collaboration with UNICEF, New Delhi, organised an eight-day national capacity development workshop for district-level managers on reproductive and child health (RCH) planning that concluded today. The workshop was attended by around 20 participants from Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal.

Mansa Devi temple to have ramp for the physically challenged
Panchkula, October 3
The work of constructing a ramp in progress at the Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula No longer will Rajesh Sharma (58), a physically challenged person, has to pay obeisance from outside the Mansa Devi temple during navratras, as the Mansa Devi authorities is constructing a ramp to facilitate physically challenged persons this navratras.


The work of constructing a ramp in progress at the Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


Demand for statehood
A resident signs on a canvas during a signature campaign launched by the Janata Dal (U) demanding statehood for the City Beautiful at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday
A resident signs on a canvas during a signature campaign launched by the Janata Dal (U) demanding statehood for the City Beautiful at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Consumers face inconvenience
Mohali, October 3
People who came to pay their electricity bills were a harassment lot today when they had to stand in long queues to pay their bills at counters of state power corporation offices.

Residents, leaders oppose decision to scrap Dashmesh canal project
Dera Bassi, October 3
Leaders of various political parties and residents assembled in Dera Bassi and opposed the state governmentís decision to scrap the Dashmesh canal project.

CCTVs to be installed at security gates in Mohali
Mohali, October 3
To keep a check on incidents of crime in residential areas during late night hours, high-tech close circuit television cameras (CCTV) would be installed at security gates in the town.

Maternity hospital coming up in Píkula
Panchkula, October 3
The Panchkula General Hospital, Sector 6, would be the first hospital in Haryana to have a maternity hospital in its vicinity. A proposal by the health department has been mooted and an application for the allocation of space has been moved to the authorities at the hospital.

3,500 students from India, Pakistan to participate in peace project
Members of a Pakistan-based NGO, the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, interact with students at The British School in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Chandigarh, October 3
About 3,500 students from India and Pakistan will participate in "Exchange for Change", a project which aims at establishing contact among students and at removing the age-old barriers of mutual suspicion and hatred.


Members of a Pakistan-based NGO, the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, interact with students at The British School in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

City audience treated to fine performance by French artistes
Chandigarh, October 3
French company Le Thť‚tre de Romette presented a blend of puppet theatre and dance in their spellbinding performance at DPS, Sector 40, here today.


EDUCATION

PUSU protests outside VCís office
Chandigarh, October 3
Members of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) stage a dharna outside the Vice-Chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Wednesday Members of Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) staged a protest outside the Vice Chancellorís office today over various demands, including construction of a reading hall for girls near the hostels (with a capacity to accommodate around 1,000 girls) and renovation of washrooms in boysí hostels.
Members of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) stage a dharna outside the Vice-Chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

PU devises mechanism to check overspending in student poll
Chandigarh, October 3
Spending several lakhs in election campaigning and then escaping without any action wont be possible for candidates contesting student elections anymore.

62 teams to take part in auto show at UIET
Chandigarh, October 3
The University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) is back again with its annual event EffiCycle 2012, a collegiate design competition in which 62 teams would showcase their innovative 3-wheel vehicles.

National Informatics Olympiad to begin in November
Chandigarh, October 3
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to organise National Informatics Olympiad 2012-13 in collaboration with the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS), Mumbai.

Auditions for Zonal Youth Festival held
Chandigarh, October 3
Auditions for the Zonal Youth Festival were held today by Panjab University.The auditions were held at the Student Centre.

Freshersí party organised
Mohali, October 3
About 1,000 students of BTech, MBA, and MCA attended the freshers' party organised by the students of GGS-Sachdeva Group of Educational Institutes, Kharar, here today. ó TNS

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

PRTC to purchase 100 buses
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 3
To provide better transportation facilities to the residents, the Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) is going to introduce a fleet of 100 new buses, including 25 HV AC buses.

Two arrested for illegal mining on Ghaggar bed
Dera Bassi, October 3
Dera Bassi police has arrested two persons for mining illegally from Ghaggar river near Mubarakpur. The police has also impounded two sand-laden trucks from the accused. The accused were identified as Kuljeet Singh and Naveen Kumar, residents of Sector 2, Panchkula.

15-year-old kidnapped
Ambala, October 3
Three days after a 15-year-old boy went missing, the district police today registered a case of kidnapping against unidentified persons.

100 attend eye camp
Dera Bassi, October 3
As many as 100 patients operated during a free eye and dental check up and operation camp, organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Club, Dera Bassi.

COURTS

anupama case
Anupama PGI told to produce records
Chandgarh, October 3
The UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission president, Justice Sham Sunder, has directed the PGI to produce entire records pertaining to the treatment of Anupama on or before October 22. The commission also directed that replies and affidavits of all doctors and CTU authorities concerned be also filed on October 22.
                                                                              Anupama


CRIME

Daughterís death
Woman to face murder charge
Panchkula, October 3
In a major twist to the mother-daughter poison case, the police is planning to register a case of murder against mother Reena Garg, who poisoned her daughter to death and then consumed the same herself yesterday.

Student attacked on PU campus
Chandigarh, October 3
A law student of Panjab University was attacked with swords and sticks while he was practising football on the campus ground today. The victim, Karan, who is the son of a doctor, was critically injured in the attack. The police has registered a case of attempt to murder against four suspects, who have absconded. An old enmity is the reason behind the attack.


SPORTS

A hockey match in progress between Government High School, Sector 25, and Government Model High School, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on WednesdaySchool hockey: only 14 teams turn up
Chandigarh, October 3
The UT Education Department is organising Inter-School Hockey Tournament for Boys with only 14 teams turning up at the Hockey Stadium of Sector 42 Sports Complex.

A hockey match in progress between Government High School, Sector 25, and Government Model High School, Sector 42, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

DAV lose in hockey
Chandigarh, October 3
In the ongoing inter-school hockey tournament for boys (U-19), the team of SGGSCP School, Sector 26, defeated DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, by 5-0. In the second match, the St Stephen School, Sector 45, went down against Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, by 4-2.

Sikhya School clinch martial arts title
Chandigarh, October 3
The Sikhya School, Sector 46, bagged the overall championship during the recently concluded 1st Chandigarh State Chi Kwang Do Martial Art Championship. The martial arts players of Carmel Convent School, Sector 26, and Kashyap Academy, Sector 47, bagged runners-up and third position, respectively.

St Kabir, Strawberry Fields register wins
Chandigarh, October 3
In the ongoing Inter-School Football Tournament for Boys (U-14), the team of Ankur Public School went down against St Kabir School, Sector 26, by 4-0.

Football meet
Vivek High School defeat Jammu 3-2
Chandigarh, October 3
Soccer team of Vivek High School (VHS), Sector 38, registered win over JK Public School, Jammu, in the first match of North Zone CBSE Cluster XIII Football Tourney that kicked off here today.

Harbhajan to lead Punjab Ranji team
Chandigarh, October 3
The Punjab Senior Selection Committee has appointed Harbhajan Singh as the captain of Punjabís Ranji team for the upcoming domestic season here today. Mandeep Singh upcoming star has been named as the vice-captain.


 



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