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Rs 2 lakh is too much: Anokh Singh
Chandigarh October 27
“Please sir, I am unable to pay such a huge amount of Rs 2 lakh as I have to pay my daughter's fee and my police station does not fetch much," SHO of the Sector 26 police station inspector Anokh Singh is heard pleading to SP (City) Deshraj Singh in the transcript, which was submitted by the CBI in the court today.

Juvenile steals Rs 11 lakh from wedding venue at Park Plaza
Chandigarh, October 27
With the wedding season round the corner, a gang of juveniles is stealing bags containing shagun envelopes from posh hotels of the city. Last night, 10-year-old boy allegedly stole a bag of shagun envelopes during a wedding ceremony at Hotel Park Plaza in Sector 17.

Woman, daughter robbed of earrings
Panchkula, October 27
Members of the Zehar-Khurani gang targeted a woman and her daughter at the Sector 6 general hospital in broad daylight today. They offered the mother-daughter duo a sedative-laced substance and robbed them of gold earrings and a purse.


Canadian PM to savour delicacies at Pal Dhaba
Students perform bhangra outside Pal Dhaba in Sector 28 on Saturday. Chandigarh, October 27
Don't be surprised if you see Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper savour the delicacies at Pal Dhaba in Sector 28 next month. Harper would be on a visit to India from November 3 to 9 and is scheduled to visit the city on November 7. Confirming the development, UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar said the Canadian PM would be in the city on November 7 and would visit Pal Dhaba. A 10-member team from the Canadian High Commission visited Pal Dhaba today at 7 pm and inspected the area for security purpose. The owners of Pal Dhaba had organised a bhangra performance to welcome the team member.

Students perform bhangra outside Pal Dhaba in Sector 28 on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Temporary milk booths
GMADA rejects Verka proposal
Mohali, October 27
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has shot down a proposal of the Verka milk plant here to allot land for setting up temporary booths in various parts of the town. The proposal was rejected last week during a meeting of the Regional Planning and Design Committee under the chairmanship of Manjit Singh Brar, Additional Chief Administrator, GMADA.

BSNL services disrupted in Panchkula
Panchkula, October 27
BSNL services have been disrupted in some sectors in Panchkula for the last five days. Though the same were restored for Sector 8 and 9 this evening, those in Sector16 are still being repaired. Since October 24 the lines have been disrupted and the services have been hit.

Residents oppose Metro station at Sec 34
Chandigarh, October 27
The residents of Sector 34-D are opposing the proposed Metro station, planned by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), near the All-India Ration Station. As one entry to the proposed station is planned through the residential area, the residents of the area are demanding re-location of entry from Sector 34-D to Sector 34-A, which is a commercial area.

The faithful:
Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha at a mosque in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Infantry Day celebrated
Chandigarh, October 27
Infantry Day was celebrated at the Headquarters Western Command, Chandimandir, with fanfare and nostalgia marking the event. It was on this day in 1947 that the first Indian troops landed at Srinagar to defend the Valley from Pakistani raiders. The day has since been observed as Infantry Day.

Punjabi pop singer recounts association with Bhatti
Chandigarh, October 27
Punjabi pop singer Channi Singh condoled the family of Jaspal Bhatti in Sector 19 this evening and recounted his three-decade-old friendship with the king of satire. UK-based Channi (55) said he met Jaspal Bhatti through a common friend.

PGI doctor contracts dengue
Chandigarh, October 27
With seven cases of dengue being confirmed in the city today, the total number of residents being affected with the deadly virus has reached 234 this year. The total number of cases, including those from region, reported at city hospitals, so far, has reached 384.


ADC inspects govt schools
Chandigarh, October 27
ADC Mahavir Kaushik today conducted a surprise check at Government Middle School, Palsora Colony, and Government Middle School, Palsora village, Sector 56. It was found that the schools lacked storerooms for keeping utensils used in the preparation of mid-day meal.

ADC Mahavir Kaushik interacts with students at Government Model School in Sector 56, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Panjab University Senate
List of nominated members finalised
Chandigarh, October 27
The list of 36 nominated members of the Panjab University (PU) Senate has been finalised by the office of the Chancellor of PU, Vice-President Hamid Ansari. The Senate's tenure will begin from November 1.

Govt schools in Kharar get Rs 1 crore grant
Mohali, October 27
The state government has issued an amount of Rs 1 crore for the development of basic infrastructure in government schools in Kharar. The amount would be disbursed among 17 schools in the area for the construction of toilets and arrangement of drinking water.

From schools
Rally against foeticide
Chandigarh, October 27
Students of Government Model High School, 38-D, Chandigarh, took out a rally against female foeticide. Students of classes IX and X participated in the rally.


2 chain snatching cases reported in 24 hours
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 27
With the beginning of the festival season, chain snatchers have once again become active in various parts of the district. Two cases of snatchings have been reported during the past 24 in the town.


Man fires shot to scare wife
Chandigarh, October 27
A matrimonial dispute took an ugly turn when a Burail resident fired a gunshot at a wall during a quarrel with his wife late last night. The wife, Sukhwinder Kaur, called the police control room following the firing incident.
The police reached the spot and arrested her husband Inderjit Singh and recovered one country made pistol, seven live cartridges and one used cartridge from the spot. The police said the accused was heavily drunk at the time of quarrel.

Constables attacked
Constable Ravinder SinghMohali, October 27
Two constables on duty at the market of Phase III-B 2 were bashed up by around 15 unidentified persons last night. Following the attack, one of the constables, Ravinder Singh, has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phase 6. The other constable, Purshotam, suffered minor injuries.

Constable Ravinder Singh

Youth’s body found hanging from tree at Saketri in
Panchkula, October 27
A body of a 30-year-old man was found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances at Sakteri near Mansa Devi Complex here this morning.


clta-aita meet
Ravinder in next round
Chandigarh, October 27
Ravinder Singh and Aashish Kapoor moved to the next round of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open-1 Lakh men's and women's tennis tournament today. Ravinder defeated Ravisher Sandhu 8-0 while Aashish trounced Sumukha V Krant by 8-3. In the matches of second round, Mandeep defeated Vishal Gaur by 8-1 and Bharat Bhardwaj overcome Manjot Singh by 8-0.

CK Nayudu trophy
Rajasthan bowled out for 254
Chandigarh, October 27
After resuming from their overnight score of 228, the Rajasthan team was bowled out for 254 in 107.5 overs against Punjab in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy today. Rajesh Bishnoi (25 off 87 with 4 boundaries) was the main scorer of the day. For Punjab, Gurinder Singh claimed 4 for 59 while Yogesh Kumar took 2 for 74.


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