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Dasehra dampner: Ravana rain-struck!
Chandigarh/Mohali Oct 23
Itís sad day when the creation of an artist does not reach its final stage, said Ali Mohammad, an artisan from Muzaffarnagar, while looking helplessly at his effigies at the Sector 17 parade ground being damaged by unexpected rain followed by hailstorm on Tuesday evening.
Ramlila artistes after rain disrupted their show in Sector 17, Chandigarh, Ramlila artistes after rain disrupted their show in Sector 17, Chandigarh, 
on Tuesday night.
Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Another setback to DSP Raka Gira
DSP Raka Gira Chandigarh, October 23
In another setback to Mohali DSP Raka Gira, who was arrested last year in a corruption case, the CBI has recommended to the Punjab Government for registration of a case of disproportionate assets (DA) against her.



EARLIER STORIES

Ministerís kin hurt in road rage 
October 23,  2012
Chaos prevails on city roads
October 22,  2012
ASP (IRB) under scanner
October 21,  2012
CBI to go after officers on the take
October 20,  2012
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



Student from Uganda eve-teased, assaulted
Chandigarh, October 23
The accused in police custody. Two youths, in an inebriated state, allegedly teased an African girl student and assaulted her boyfriend in Sector 40 in the wee hours of Tuesday. The two foreigners, who hail from Uganda, were on foot when the incident took place at around 2.15 am. The police has arrested the two youths, including a BTech student, in the case. They were produced in a court and sent to judicial custody.
The accused in police custody. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Give copy of transcript to defence: CBI court 
Chandigarh October 23
The CBI court today directed the investigating agency to provide a copy of the transcript of the recorded conversation between SP (city) Deshraj Singh and SHO Anokh Singh to the defence counsel. The order is to be compiled by October 26.

Dengue death toll reaches 5 in tricity
Chandigarh, October 23
With another dengue death being confirmed at a city hospital today, the total number of deaths reported in the tricity has reached five this year.

 


COMMUNITY

Dasehra celebrated in schools
Clockwise from top: Children enact a scene from Ramayana at Shivalik Public School in Mohali; Students of St Xavierís School, Chandigarh, perform Ramlila; and students of Chaman Lal DAV School, Panchkula, pose in front of an effigy of Ravana during Dasehra celebrations on Tuesday. Chandigarh, October 23
RIMT World School students learnt the lesson of victory of good over evil as they celebrated Dasehra with the traditional fanfare. Gunjan Verma of Class VIII enlightened the audience with the significance of Dasehra, highlighting the triumph of good over evil. Students enjoyed the glimpses of Ramlila shown through a PowerPoint presentation. 

Clockwise from top: Children enact a scene from Ramayana at Shivalik Public School in Mohali; Students of St Xavierís School, Chandigarh, perform Ramlila; and students of Chaman Lal DAV School, Panchkula, pose in front of an effigy of Ravana during Dasehra celebrations on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu and Parvesh Chauhan

mansa devi shrine
Rs 1 cr offered this Navratras 
Panchkula, October 23
Around Rs 1 crore were offered at the Mansa Devi shrine this year. As many as 4 lakh devotees visited the shrine during the nine-day fest that concluded today. During the last year Navratras, a cash donation of 81 lakhs was received while this year saw cash donation of Rs 1,00,35,000. Moreover, the gold offered this time totalled to 52 pieces of jewellery, while pieces of silver jewellery totalled to 1,063. Foreign currency was also offered at the shrine. By the end of the nine days, US $175, Aus $70, Canadian $55 and GBP 420 were received.

Parking hazard: Action against Zirakpur shops soon
Mohali, October 23
To check the parking hazard on the national highway, particularly on the stretch passing through Zirakpur, the authorities are contemplating to penalise those shopkeepers whose customers park their vehicles on the road.

Muslim craftsmen prepare Dasehra effigies
Chandigarh, October 23
Jamil Ahmed (centre), a craftsman, strikes pose with other artisans in front of an effigy at the Sector 46 Dasehra Ground in Chandigarh on Tuesday. For the last one month these men are sweating it out to prepare the huge effigies of Ravana, Meghanad and Kumbhakarna that will be burnt on Dasehra. These craftsmen have been hired from places such as Agra, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur. What makes their contribution to these celebrations so special is the fact is that they belong to the Muslim community.

Jamil Ahmed (centre), a craftsman, strikes pose with other artisans in front of an effigy at the Sector 46 Dasehra Ground in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Darshan Singh Mann Mann promoted as SP
Mohali, October 23
Mohali DSP (City 2) Darshan Singh Mann has been promoted to the post of Superintendent of Police here today.

Píkula Hospital cleaned for Faujiís visit
Panchkula, October 23
It was a Ďtemporary makeoverí for the General Hospital when the authorities came to know that Chief Parliamentary Secretary Ram Kishan Fauji was to visit the hospital in the wake of increasing dengue cases in the city.

Bid to rein in unauthorised autos in tricity
Chandigarh, October 23
To check the menace of unauthorised plying of autos within the tricity, but registered with transport authorities in other districts of Punjab and Haryana, the State Transport Authority (STA) has proposed a tricity agreement that will regulate and facilitate the plying of autos registered in the three cities.

Queries leave police embarrassed
Chandigarh, October 23
A woman asks a question during the interactive session with DLF employees at IT Park in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Interacting with IT professionals at the IT Park here today, the UT SSP, Naunihal Singh, reiterated the merits of ďcall 100Ē service and motivated women to take sexual harassers head-on. A volley of questions was shot at him that left all officials present there uncomfortable and embarrassed.

A woman asks a question during the interactive session with DLF employees at IT Park in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Feasibility certificate a must before laying of paver blocks 
Chandigarh, October 23
The road wing of the municipal corporation will have to take a feasibility certificate from the public health wing for laying of paver blocks.

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Durga Puja at the Banga Bhawan, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Durga Puja at the Banga Bhawan, Sector 35, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

installation of  led screens
MC puts plan on hold
Mohali, October 23
The Mohali Municipal Corporation's plan to make the town the first in the region to install big outdoor coloured LED screens has been put on hold by the government.

Ban orders issued
Mohali, October 23
The Mohali district administration has restricted the use of loudspeakers and has imposed a ban on carrying arms in marriage palaces from 10 pm to 6 am under Section 144 of the CrPC.


EDUCATION

AC Joshi library
Book exhibition marks Foundation Day 

Chandigarh, October 23
Students read books on Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at AC Joshi Library in Panjab University on Tuesday. AC Joshi Library, Panjab University, celebrated its Foundation Day by organising a book exhibition on Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on the campus today. This day has a special significance for the library as it was inaugurated on the same day in 1963 by Pt Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, after its relocation from Shimla.

Students read books on Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at AC Joshi Library in Panjab University on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Five quintal of sweets destroyed
Ambala, October 23
A team of the Food and Security Department, led by Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr VK Sharma, conducted raids at several sweet manufacturing units in Ambala City today.

Children celebrate Durga Navmi
Patiala, October 23
To mark the ninth day of Navratris, Durga Navmi was celebrated with full zeal at DAV Public School, Bhupindra Road, Patiala. School Principal SR Prabhakar was the chief guest on the occasion.

Three drug peddlers arrested
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
The district police today has arrested three drug peddlers from different places and recovered 60 kg poppy husk from them.


CRIME

Road Rage
Accused identified, Gypsy impounded

Chandigarh, October 23
A day after the assault of a law student at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10 following a road rage incident, the police has identified all the six accused in the case and raids are on to nab them. The police said the accused had been involved in similar incidents of road rage in the past too and they are absconding.


SPORTS

Chandigarh academy lift trophy
Chandigarh, October 23
Winners of the UT Administrator Football Cup in a jubilant mood at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) overcame Dalbir Football Academy, Patiala, to lift the 10th edition of UT Administrator Football Cup for Boys (U-17) at the football stadium in Sector 17 today. In the most excited encounter of the tourney, the local stars defeated their rivals by a solitary goal.
Winners of the UT Administrator Football Cup in a jubilant mood at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep tewari 

Sandeep shoots bronze
Chandigarh, October 23
Sandeep Sharma (21) clinched a bronze medal in the recently held Singapore Open Shooting Championship held at Singapore. Sandeep scored 577 points out of total 600 in .22 rifle peep sight (-3P) to bag the honour. 

Cricket: Punjab script facile win against J&K
Chandigarh, October 23
Punjab batsman Bhupinder Singh scored 151 off 141 studded with 15 boundaries and six sixes against JKCA in the ongoing Vinoo Mankad Trophy.


 



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