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bribe case
CBI to go after officers on the take
Chandigarh, October 19
Officials of the CBI take SP Deshraj Singh (blue T-shirt) to the district courts in Chandigarh on Friday Hinting at the possible involvement of other senior police officials in the corruption case in which SP (City) Deshraj Singh has been arrested for accepting Rs 1 lakh as bribe yesterday, the CBI today told the court that it needed to investigate if the bribe amount was to be shared.
Officials of the CBI take SP Deshraj Singh (blue T-shirt) to the district courts in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Can't rule out murder, says Police
October 19,  2012
Another shocker for plot owners
October 18,  2012
2 constables held for murder attempt
October 17,  2012
Khaki under attack in city
October 16,  2012
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

officer on the take
Naunihal Singh, SSP, and other officials at the rank ceremony after the promotion of IPS Deshraj Singh in July Deshraj could ‘twist’ case
Chandigarh, October 19
In one of the departmental inquiries initiated against Inspector Anokh Singh, SHO of the Sector-26 police station, the statements of nine witnesses (total 10) had already been recorded. The SP (City), Deshraj Singh, was the 10th witness and only his statement was pending.

Naunihal Singh, SSP, and other officials at the rank ceremony after the promotion of IPS Deshraj Singh in July. A file photograph

An officer and his junior: Police can’t get equation right
Chandigarh, October 19
With the UT police getting a major setback after the arrest one of its senior officers, it is the first time in the history of the police department that a senior officer has been arrested on the complaint of his junior.

When Anokh’s heart melted

Is Deshraj bossy and abrasive?
Chandigarh, October 19
Ever since he joined the UT police in October, 2010, the 2008-batch IPS officer, Deshraj Singh has caused controversies. While he was recently in news after an Inspector accused him of humiliating and harassing him by repeatedly initiating departmental inquiries against him, lawyers of the district courts had also protested against him following an incident of attack on a naib court in May last year.

Admn system has gone corrupt, says ex-MP
Chandigarh, October 19
Satya Pal Jain, former MP and national in charge of the Legal and Legislative Cell of the BJP has said the arrest of a senior officer of the Chandigarh Police in a bribery case has once again brought to light how deep the roots of corruption have gone in Chandigarh.

Few takers for Tuk-Tuk, radio cabs
Tuk-Tuk autos parked at a stand in Sector 34, Chandigarh Chandigarh, October 19
All is not well with the city’s first 24x7 LPG-driven radio auto-service. Within three years of launching the pink-coloured “Tuk-Tuk” autos, the operators are struggling to keep the business running.

Tuk-Tuk autos parked at a stand in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Fearing spray stains, residents send back anti-malaria team
Chandigarh, October 19
Offcials of the UT health department had a tough time conducting the malaria prevention drive in city’s periphery this year. Fearing that the spray will leave ugly patches on the walls of their houses, a number of residents in city colonies resisted the officials from entering their houses.

Rs 3.5 lakh spent on fumigation, yet dengue on the rise
Chandigarh, October 19
Despite having spent more than Rs 3.5 lakh on fumigation in the city over the past two months, the UT Administration has failed to control the spread of the deadly dengue virus.

estate rules 2009
Houses with covered verandahas in Sector 17, Chandigarh UT officials in a fix
Chandigarh, October 19
A legal opinion against the retrospective application of “effective” provisions of the Chandigarh Estate Rules-2007 (with amendments in 2009), that allow the sealing of a building or imposing a heavy penalty for misuse and building violations, has left UT officials in a fix as the matter has now come under judicial scrutiny.
Houses with covered verandahas in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan



Two die of dengue in Mohali
Mohali, October 19
Two women were reported to have died of dengue fever in Mohali. While Balwant Kaur (80) died on October 17, a 38-year-old woman was reported to have died last night at the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Final touches being given to effigies at Sector 46 Dasehra celebrations go hi-tech in city
Chandigarh, October 19
Not only Ramlilas, Ravanas too have gone hi-tech this year in Chandigarh. From revolving effigies to modern effigy-burning systems, there is lot of excitement stored this Dasehra celebration in the city. National AD Ramlila Club in Mani Majra has prepared revolving effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnad for Dasehra celebrations to be held in the circus ground near the housing board chowk. Monu Mehra, president of the club, said that it was for the first time in Chandigarh that revolving effigies of Ravanas, Kumbhakaran and Meghnad were being prepared.

Final touches being given to effigies at Sector 46

‘Sita haran’ scene to be staged today
Chandigarh, October 19
For Ramlila lovers of the city, Saturday will be a major highlight, as the 'Sita-Haran' scene, one of the more popular scenes of Ramlila, is all set to be staged. Ramlila organisers are making special efforts to make it special.

Artistes perform during the Ramlila at Panjab University, Chandigarh Ramlila at PU: 77-yr-old tradition continues uninterrupted
Chandigarh, October 19
77 years ago, in 1935, Arjuna Amateur Dramatic Club began staging Ramlila inside the then campus of Panjab University in Lahore. Years passed, the country went through Partition and the university campus kept shifting to different places. But there was never a year when this stage was not lit up during the festivity.

Artistes perform during the Ramlila at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

A banner hangs on a bridge at Phase VII gmada mulls tougher action
Mohali, October 19
While the unabated defacement of the public property is giving an ugly look to the town, the municipal corporation is planning to seek police help and the GMADA is likely to impose heavy penalties to compel the offenders to show greater civic sense.

A banner hangs on a bridge at Phase VII

Shergill’s report an eyewash, says whistle blower
Chandigarh, October 19
A day after UT’s three-member probe committee looking into the PS Shergill’s report on the scam submitted its action taken report with the UT Advisor, Dinesh Sood, the whistle blower in the scam, while terming the outcome of the inquiry as mere an eye wash has announced to move the court on the issue.

‘MC chairman approved money without councillors’ approval’
Chandigarh, October 19
Confusion prevailed between the municipal corporation electricity committee chairman and secretary on the sanctioning of Rs 74 lakh agenda in a meeting held yesterday.

Encroachment drive: MC challans 75 violators
Chandigarh, October 19
The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh carried out an anti-encroachment drive at Sector 22 Shastri Market and its outskirt area. The MC team challaned 75 violators for encroaching upon the government land.

Punjab Govt to improve health facilities in remote areas: Badal
Mohall , October 19
In a bid to ensure health for all, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the government was committed to upgrading the entire health infrastructure to provide the best medical care, diagnostic and treatment facilities to people, especially in the far-flung Kandi and border areas.

Paying obeisance online
Panchkula, October 19
You may call it the easy-attitude of people or the messy system prevailing at the Mansa Devi shrine during the ongoing Navaratras due to which some devotees are preferring to pay obeisance and making donations online. Interestingly, most of the devotees are local people who are going for “e-obeisance”.

Raj Bala Malik, Mayor Row over selection for Nagpur seminar
Chandigarh, October 19
Cutting across the party lines, resentment prevailed among the Municipal Corporation councillors, who alleged that Mayor Raj Bala Malik had ignored them while selecting representatives for a one-day seminar on solid waste management, which was held at Nagpur recently. The councillors alleged that before selecting the panel the Mayor did not seek their consent.
                                                                  Raj Bala Malik, Mayor

Boy falls off bus, suffers severe injuries
Panchkula, October 19
In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after he fell off the roof of a Haryana Roadways bus near Sector 6 here today. The boy was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector-6. Later, he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Companies upgrade softwares for LPG cylinder booking
Chandigarh, October 19
In order to restrict the delivery of subsidised cooking gas cylinders to three till March 2013 and six cylinders every financial year, the oil companies have upgraded the booking softwares of the LPG distributors of the city.

Chandigarh scan
Conference on communication
Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology organised second national conference on “Emerging Trends in Communication” on Friday.

After ruckus at Panchkula district courts, police challans own vehicle
Lawyers and police officials argue at the district courts in Panchkula on FridayPanchkula, October 19
In a bizarre case, the Panchkula police was forced to challan its own PCR vehicle this morning after a ruckus outside the district courts in Sector 1, Panchkula, over the parking of the PCR vehicle in the ‘no-parking zone’. The vehicle was parked in the middle of the road.

Lawyers and police officials argue at the district courts in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal

The PCR vehicle parked outside the district courts Erring driver found without licence
Panchkula, October 19
The erring driver in whose name the challan was issued was not even carrying his driving licence. Even after such a big scene was created for wrongly parking the PCR vehicle, the police made it a prestige issue after the challan was issued and did not remove the vehicle from that place.

The PCR vehicle parked outside the district courts.


Dance performances mark last day of youth festival
Chandigarh, October 19
The Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival concluded today at Government Home Science, Sector 10, with various enthralling events.

Army Law Institute students get degrees
Mohali, October 19
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the management of the Army Institute of Law (AIL) all possible support to make the institute a deemed university.

founder’s day
Now watch PU celebrations live
Chandigarh, October 19
The Panjab University alumnus staying in different countries of the world will also be able to watch the university’s Founder’s Day celebration live online, as for the first time the university is going to have a live telecast of its function.

Explore new ideas, entrepreneur tells students
Chandigarh, October 19
With an aim to spread awareness on entrepreneurship, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) held a special camp here today.

150 students take part in placement drive
Dera Bassi, October 19
A training-cum-placement drive was organised at Sri Sukhmani, here, by OMST Technologies, Chandigarh.

from schools
Durga Ashtami celebrated
Students of Golden Bells Public School, Sector 77, Mohali, celebrated the festival of Ashwin Mass Navaratras and Durga Ashtmi with enthusiasm. A special assembly was held on this occasion. The children were told about Devi Durga and nine days of Navaratras.


Dera Bassi Civic body election on November 2
Dera Bassi, October 19
The much awaited elections to the posts of president and vice-president of the Dera Bassi Municipal Council (DMC) will take place on November 2. At present both the posts are lying vacant as the term of vice-president Harjinder Singh Rangi had expired on October 16 and the post president has been lying vacant since October 15 last year. Although the ruling SAD-BJP combine has 12 elected councillors out of the total strength of 13 members, yet the council remained without president.

Constable kidnapped, 10 villagers booked
Dera Bassi, October 19
A Punjab police constable, Varinder Singh, posted at the Crime Branch, Chandigarh, was allegedly kidnapped by his villagers on October 16.


Thau Football Academy outplay local team
Chandigarh, October 19
Players in action during the 10th Administrator’s Challenge Cup at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Friday Thau Football Academy, Manipur, beat the Chandigarh Football Association by the margin of 4 goals to 1 in a match held today here.
Manipur lads started the game with a fast note and mounted pressure on the local side from the kick-off. Local lads took time to read the game as Manipur lads stunned them with their short passes and skillful play.

Players in action during the 10th Administrator’s Challenge Cup at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


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