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Major fire in Bank of Baroda
Chandigarh, October 5
A major fire broke out in the basement of the Bank of Baroda, Sector 22, today, triggering panic among the staff. The basement was housing lockers.
Firefighters gear up to battle the blaze at the Bank of Baroda in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday. Firefighters gear up to battle the blaze at the Bank of Baroda in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photos: S Chandan

At PU, boys' queries on eve-teasing stump SSP 
Chandigarh, October 5
UT SSP Naunihal Singh was today stumped by boys' queries during an interaction on eve-teasing at Panjab University.



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Police losing focus? Many crime cases remain unsolved
Chandigarh, October 5
With the UT SSP apparantely going into an overdrive over eve-teasing by holding six sessions with college students during the past one week, tackling the cityís swelling crime graph seems to have taken a back seat for the police.

No lessons learnt by Fire Department
Chandigarh, October 5
Tall claims of the Fire Department about routine monitoring and checking of buildings were exposed when a fire broke out in a bank in Sector 22 today. It is mandatory to install fire safety equipment and keep it in proper working order round the clock. 

 






COMMUNITY

RLA under auditor's scanner
Chandigarh, October 5
As the pendency of registration certificate (RCís) and driving licence (DLís) due to non-functional coloured printers at the UTís Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) has crossed 20,000, the role of the authority in awarding the contract for supply and printing of smart cards for driving licence and registration certificate to the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC), has come under scanner of the UT's Principal Accountant General (Audit).

LE CORBUSIER  BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
Le Corbusier Centre faces admnís apathy
Termite-ridden flooring at the Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, October 5
Termite-ridden flooring, broken glasses and dust on furniture and drawings welcome visitors at the Le Corbusier Centre, which was inaugurated in 2008 to showcase works of the master architect, Le Corbusier, in Sector 19.



Termite-ridden flooring at the Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Heritage committee fails to complete inventory
An outside view of the Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19, Chandiarh. Chandigarh, October 5
To preserve the heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and his team, the UT Administration had constituted a heritage inventory committee in April last year, but till now the committee has failed to complete the inventory of heritage furniture in various departments of the UT Administration.



An outside view of the Le Corbusier Centre in Sector 19, Chandiarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Patients deprived of low-cost medicines
Mohali, October 5
Poor patients are being deprived of low-cost medicines, as many doctors at the Civil Hospital do not prescribe medicines being made available by the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) at the drug store on the hospital premises.

Digging work hits BSNL services in Mohali
Mohali, October 5
Hundreds of BSNL telephone lines have got disconnected following the digging work project being undertaken by the Punjab State Industrial and Export Corporation (PSIEC) and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in the Industrial Area here attracting complaints from subscribers.

6 head of cattle impounded
Chandigarh, October 5
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) impounded six cattle during a special drive launched in Dhanas village under the supervision of medical officer of health with the help of enforcement staff of the MC.

Blood donation runs in their family
Kashish (extreme left) with his parents and younger brother Dikshant during a function organised by the Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, October 5
Blood donation is virtually a tradition in the Narula family of Sector 36 B in the city. While M P Narula, an accountant with the BSNL, had to stop donating blood due to health complications in 2009, the legacy was carried forward by his elder son Kashish.

Kashish (extreme left) with his parents and younger brother Dikshant during a function organised by the Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: vicky gharu

26-year-old dies in road accident
Chandigarh, October 5
A 26-year-old man was killed while two others were injured in a road accident which took place near the Industrial Area and Sector 31 light point. The deceased has been identified as Sarban Singh, a resident of Hallo Majra.

Weapon used in balloon sellerís murder recovered
Chandigarh October 5
A day after the murder of a balloon seller in Sector 1, the police has recovered the weapon used in the crime and established enmity as the motive behind the crime. The police has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT), headed by DSP (Crime) Satbir Singh, to probe the case.

EDUCATION

Education tribunal to be reality soon
Chandigarh, October 5
The UT Education Department has finally proposed to set up an education tribunal, which shall decide on disputes relating to appointment and removal of teachers and administrative decisions of all aided and unaided schools in the city.

Appoint chairpersons of departments on rotation basis, say PU teachers
Chandigarh, October 5
Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) in its general body meeting today discussed the issue of appointing chairpersons in all departments on a rotation basis, irrespective of designation and seniority.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Soon, night safari at Chhatbir Zoo
Surjit Kumar Jyani (left), Punjab Forest Minister, looks at photographs at an exhibition organised during Wildlife Week at the Chhatbir Zoo on Friday. Banur, October 5
A night safari would soon be started at the Mahindra Chaudhry Zoological Park Chhatbir and Rs 11 crore would be spent on the safety of wildlife every year in Punjab, said Punjab Forest and Wildlife Minister, Surjit Kumar Jiani, said during a state-level function at Chhatbir Zoo.

Surjit Kumar Jyani (left), Punjab Forest Minister, looks at photographs at an exhibition organised during Wildlife Week at the Chhatbir Zoo on Friday. Tribune photo: nitin mittal

Police to increase vigil in Ambala
Ambala, October 5
The police would keep a close watch on anti-social elements so that incidents of heinous crimes especially atrocities on women could be checked, said DCP Ambala, Ashok Kumar.

Youth held on charge of raping minor
Kalka, October 5
A 25-year-old youth was arrested by the Pinjore police on Friday for kidnapping and raping a minor girl.

Truck drivers found having poor eyesight
Dera Bassi, October 5
Most of the truck drivers have been suffering from poor eye sight, said doctors during a medical check-up camp. Giving details about the camp, doctors said that most of the drivers have poor eyesight and many of them also have serious eye related problems. Hundreds of truck drivers had been checked during two days and it concluded here today.

CRIME

Three booked for dowry 
Mohali, October 5
The police has booked three residents of Delhi for demanding dowry. Jagmeet Kaur, a resident of Phase X, stated that she got married to Sumit Dua on September 30, last year.

Police slaps additional charge on accused for assaulting girl
Chandigarh, October 5
The UT police has added charges of criminal intimidation against the accused who allegedly assaulted a college girl on September 19. The charges were slapped after the girl complained that the accused, who are on the run, are threatening her.

SPORTS

Boxer accuses referees of bias
Supporters of boxer Khushdeep Singh come inside the ring in protest against the decision of the referees at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, October 5
After poor officiating marred the recently held Panjab University Inter-College Football Tournament, the ongoing boxing tourney witnessed a similar incident at Panjab University here today.



Supporters of boxer Khushdeep Singh come inside the ring in protest against the decision of the referees at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

City boy finishes second
Chandigarh, October 5
Aadil Bedi brought laurels to the City Beautiful when he finished second in the Northern India Junior golf event held at Shivalik Golf Club, Chandimandir, today.

 
 



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