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Khaki under attack in city
Cases of assault up 100%; traffic policemen victims in most cases

Chandigarh, October 15
Men in khaki seem to be under attack in the city. In a majority of the cases of assault on policemen reported this year, traffic policemen have been at the receiving end and have been "thrashed" by the public while on duty. According to police statistics, the number of cases of assault on policemen has witnessed a 100 per cent rise this year. In over 70 per cent of these cases, traffic policemen have been victims of assault.


Major relief for traders
October 15,  2012
7-yr-old was tied, starved
October 14,  2012
UT to seek legal opinion
October 13,  2012
SC ruling comes as a blow to admn
October 12,  2012
Dengue stings tricity
October 11,  2012
Collector rate @ Rs 2 lakh per sq yard
October 10,  2012
No breakfast for 700 patients at PGI
October 9,  2012
Documents in lockers damaged
October 8,  2012
2 inspectors suspended
October 7,  2012
Major fire in Bank of Baroda
October 6,  2012
Refund anomaly costs RLA Rs 35 lakh
October 5,  2012

2 surgeries put off as PGI docs spar
Chandigarh, October 15
The surgeries of two critically ill patients was put on hold today at the PGI’s Department of Urology after two doctors allegedly entered into an argument over closing of the operation theatre (OT) early.

Monica Goyal, victim Mystery shrouds death of computer teacher
Chandigarh, October 15
A 35-year-old computer teacher working in a private school in Sector 18 was found dead under mysterious circumstances here this morning. The victim, Monica Goyal, was taken to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, where she was declared brought dead.



Dengue spread
Hospitals run out of space 

Chandigarh, October 15
A view of the Emergency at the GMSH-16 in Chandigarh on Monday. With more than 100 patients of afflicted with dengue and malaria being admitted everyday, the emergency wings at the city hospitals have run out of space. The number of patients visiting the OPD at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, daily has doubled over the past two weeks. In order to accommodate the patients, the beds at the Emergency ward have been shifted to the Medical OPD and the waiting area.
A view of the Emergency at the GMSH-16 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: pradeep tewari

MC to lift garbage from Sec 48 societies
Chandigarh, October 15
The Municipal Corporation will be launching a free garbage-collection scheme in 28 residential societies of Sector 48 in the city. This pilot project was approved at the sanitation committee meeting chaired by HC Kalyan here today.

On the warpath

Employees hold a protest under the banner of the Employees Sangharsh Committee in Chandigarh on Monday.
Employees hold a protest under the banner of the Employees Sangharsh Committee in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj mahajan

DEO’s office spends day without power
Chandigarh, October 15
The district education office in Sector 19 spent a day without power on Monday after the UT’s electricity department took away their electric meter. The lack of co-ordination between the education department’s internal offices seemed to be reason behind the move.

Retd police officials given warm send-off
Chandigarh, October 15
The police staff organised a welfare function at multipurpose hall, Police Lines, Sector-26, Chandigarh, in the honour of retired police officials.

Auto union’s stir leaves commuters stranded
Chandigarh, October 15
Members of the Auto-rickshaw Operators’ Union stop autos plying on the roads in Chandigarh on Monday. A dharna by auto-rickshaw operators outside the office of the State Transport Authority (STA), Sector 18, turned out to be an unpleasant experience for commuters. Members of the auto union were seen forcibly stopping auto-rickshaws on the Madhya Marg and asking their drivers to take part in the agitation. In the process, the commuters were left stranded.

Members of the Auto-rickshaw Operators’ Union stop autos plying on the roads in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S chandan

Ramlila brings different religions together
Chandigarh, October 15
Ramlilas in Chandigarh are flavoured with the message of communal harmony as members of the Muslim, Christian and Sikh communities are actively participating in this famous tradition of the Hindu community.

Diwali stalls: Admn to issue prepaid coupons
Chandigarh, October 15
The Municipal Corporation has decided to issue prepaid coupons to shopkeepers for setting up temporary stalls on Diwali. These coupons will be issued at the Municipal Corporation's office in Sector 17 and sub-office at Mani Majra from November 5 to 10.
Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga on the eve of the Navaratras near the airport in Chandigarh on Monday.
Devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga on the eve of the Navaratras near the airport in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Navaratra festival starts today
special features

1,000 cars set to be sold on Day 1
Chandigarh, October 15
On the first day of Navaratras, around 1,000 cars will hit the tricity roads. Soaring fuel prices have failed to deter people from purchasing cars, said car dealers of the tricity, pointing out that they have booked all categories of cars from petrol to diesel and even high-end ones.

Expired fire extinguisher changed at last minute in Mansa Devi shrine
Panchkula, October 15
Waking up at the last minute before Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was to inaugurate the Navaratra festival in the Mansa Devi shrine tomorrow, the Administration swung into action and changed the expired fire extinguisher installed at the ‘yagyashala’ late this evening.

Golf carts, wheelchairs, buses ready for hassle-free darshan
Panchkula, October 15
In a first of its kind initiative by the Panchkula Administration, golf carts will be used to ferry elderly and physically challenged people this Navratras at the Mansa Devi shire.

Hard times begin for liquor sellers
Panchkula, October 15
With the onset of Navratras, the owners of liquor vends are anticipating a sharp dip in sales. “People do not consume liquor during the Navratras and our business suffers because of this. Going by the last year’s record, we are anticipating around 80 per cent dip in sale this time,” said Vinod Sharma, owner of liquor shop in Sector 10, Panchkula.

On Navaratras, couples vow to save the girl child
Panchkula, October 15
Come Navratras and the residents of Panchkula will see young couples pledging against female foeticide at the Mansa Devi shrine. The shrine has dedicated a special corner near the main gate where couples would be pledging against female foeticide.

34 condemned buses auctioned
Chandigarh, October 15
In the third round of open auction, the auction committee constituted by the Chandigarh Administration for disposal of condemned buses today auctioned 34 buses of Depot no1. These buses were of 2000-2001 models and had outlived their life. The auction fetched Rs 86,10,000. 

OPD timings changed
Chandigarh, October 15
New OPD timings of the government dispensaries falling under the preview of the Municipal Corporation will come into effect from tomorrow. From October 16 to April 15, 2013, the timings will be from 9 am to 3 pm. — TNS

City Scan


Massive response to Aavishkar-12
A participant shows his robot during the fest at the UIET on Monday Chandigarh, October 15
The south campus of Panjab University (PU) was flooded with more than 1,000 students registering for the annual tehno-management fest Aavishkar12 organised at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET).

A participant shows his robot during the fest at the UIET on Monday

Two years on, high-resolution CCTV cameras yet to be installed at PU
Chandigarh, October 15
Two years after the proposal to install high-resolution CCTV cameras on the PU campus was mooted, no progress has been made in this regard. In a move to keep a vigil on miscreants and to control the entry of outsiders, the authorities had proposed to install high-resolution CCTV cameras, capable of capturing clear images during night as well, on campus. Tenders have been floated on three different occasions for the purchase of the cameras, but no progress has been made so far.

Freshers' party held at SGGS World University
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 15
Mandeep Singh of MTech was declared Mr Blooming Freshto, and Sumanpreet Kaur was declared M Blooming Freshto during the Fresher's party organised by the students of the nanotechnology department at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, today. 

From Schools


Dera Bassi Municipal Council seeks Metro link
Dera Bassi, October 15
The Dera Bassi Muncipal Council has demanded an extension of the metro train service till Dera Bassi. The demand was raised during the meeting of councillors, which was presided over by vice-president of council, Harjinder Singh Rangi.

Kumari Silpa, Saket are Ms and Mr Fresher
Dera Bassi, October 14
A cultural function was organised at the Punjab Group of Colleges, Lalru, during the freshers’ party. The programme was inaugurated by the local MLA and chief parliamentary secretary, NK Sharma.

60 students get job letters
Dera Bassi, October 14
Punjab Group of Colleges, Lalru, conducted a placement drive during which more than 60 students received letters of selection from companies. Selection was based on a written test, one to one interview, telephonic round followed by pre-placement talk. 

10 get life term for murder
Ambala, October 15
Additional Sessions Judge, Ambala, Vimlesh Tanwar, has sentenced 10 persons to life imprisonment in Vikas murder case here today. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on all of the accused.

Sarthak brings laurels in table tennis meet
Patiala, October 15
Students of Mukat School, Rajpura, won laurels in the CBSE Cluster XV Table Tennis Tournament. The tourney was held at Barnala in Mother Teacher Prep School. While the students bagged first position in U-14 and U-16 categories, the team won second place in U-19 category.


CBI court denies bail to SI in bribery case
Chandigarh, October 15
A CBI Court today rejected the regular bail application of Sub Inspector Naveen Sharma who was caught taking a bribe of Rs 5 lakh on September 6. The application was rejected after the investigating agency strongly opposed the bail plea of the officer.


Heroin case: Police remand of accused extended
Mohali, October 15
Even as the police continued the search for an accomplice in the heroin seizure case, the two accused arrested earlier were remanded in the police custody for two more days by a court here today.

Chandigarh Police officials examine the crime spot at Dadu Majra on Monday. Three hurt in firing
Chandigarh, October 15
A bloody clash took place at Dadu Majra late this evening when around 14 assailants attacked three youths and opened fire at them. Out of the three injured youths, one Arun Kumar (24) sustained a gun shot injury on his left shoulder. He was rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, where is said to be critical.

Chandigarh Police officials examine the crime spot at Dadu Majra on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Man run over by bus, dies
Chandigarh, October 15
A 56-year-old man riding a scooter died after being hit by a school bus in Dhanas here this afternoon. The victim, Balbir Singh, a resident of Milk village in Mohali, was declared brought dead at hospital. 

Six injured in road accident 
Chandigarh, October 15 In an accident reported last night, six passengers in an auto rickshaw were injured after a Ford Figo car (CH01 AD 0450) hit the auto. The mishap occurred near the needle factory in Colony Number 4 when the auto rickshaw was ferrying the passengers to the railway station. 

Labourer murdered, suspect held
Mohali, October 15
A migrant labourer was murdered allegedly by a co-worker last night. The suspect was arrested by the local police within hours of the crime.


UT Administrator Football Cup
‘Flaw’ in disciplinary committee

Chandigarh, October 15
The UT Sports Department might leave no stone unturned to smoothly conduct the ongoing 10th UT Administrator Football Cup for boys (U-17). But the appointment of the technical heads or that of the disciplinary committee, in the competition, has left the officials of the department, “tangled”.

Boxers in action during a championship in Chandigarh on Monday.
Boxers in action during a championship in Chandigarh on Monday.Tribune photo: Manoj mahajan

Chandigarh Football Academy beat Haryana team
Chandigarh, October 15
Local team of the Chandigarh Football Academy after showcasing a brilliant display of skills defeated the Haryana Football Association by an undefeatable margin of 24-0, at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

PGGCG-11 thrash DAV-10 in basketball
Chandigarh, October 15
The basketball team of Post Gradugate Government College for Girls, (PGGCG) Sector 11, defeated DAV College, Sector 10, by 42-23, in the first match of the PU Inter-College Basketball Tournament for Women, played on knock out, here today.

Sumer outplays Yuvraj in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, October 15
Tennis player, Sumer Sandhu of Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, routed top seed Yuvraj Kooka, in the match of boys (U-12) category, during the ongoing YMCA Total Tennis Championship, being held here today.


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