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13-year-old Rape victim a mother
Panchkula, October 29
In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old fatherless student of Class VI, whose mother is mentally challenged, gave birth to a girl child at the general hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula, here last night.

For victimís grandma, life is full of tragedies 
Panchkula, October 29
Octogenarian Thakuri Deviís life has been a tale of tragedies. After having lost her son-in-law at a young age, she took upon herself the responsibility of her daughter, who lost her mental balance after her husbandís death, and her granddaughter.

Woman murdered by husband, his friend 
The victimís husband, Ajay Giri, in police custody at the GMSH, Sector 16, on Monday.Chandigarh, October 29
A 40-year-old woman was murdered by her husband and his friend, who then dumped her body in a forest area near Dadu Majra, Sector 38 (West), last night. The throat of the victim, Mamta Devi, was slit with a sharp weapon and her husband disfigured her face with a stone.

The victimís husband, Ajay Giri, in police custody at the GMSH, Sector 16, on Monday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan



EARLIER STORIES



Few takers for cycle tracks 
Missing streetlights are a common sight on cityís cyle tracks in Sector 34, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, October 29
The much-hyped cycle track project launched with great fanfare nine years ago by the UT Administration after spending crores of rupees does not seem to have much relevance today.



Missing streetlights are a common sight on cityís cyle tracks in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Fogging staff work on holidays
Chandigarh, October 29
Amid a consistent rise in the number of dengue cases in the city, the UT Health Department cancelled the holiday of 25 of its employees today, assigning them the task of fogging in various parts of the city.

Festival Season
Got a sweet tooth? Be ready to shell out more for mithai 
Sweets have become costlier by 15 to 20 per cent this festival season.Chandigarh, October 29
Sweets are all set to burn a hole in your pocket this festival season as their prices have gone up by 15 to 20 per cent as compared to last year.





Sweets have become costlier by 15 to 20 per cent this festival season. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan






COMMUNITY

High drama at club in Sector 27
Jagjeet Kaur being taken to the Sector 26 police station from a club at Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday.Chandigarh, October 29
High drama was witnessed at a club in Sector 27 today when a woman from Ludhiana, who had convened a press conference to level allegations against a senior UT police officer, misbehaved and tried to manhandle mediapersons who posed questions at her.

Jagjeet Kaur being taken to the Sector 26 police station from a club at Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan

Panel says no to enhancement of covered area, floor area ratio of SCFs
Chandigarh, October 29
City traders, who were demanding enhancement of covered area and floor area ratio (FAR) of shop-cum-flats (SCF) in the city markets, received a major blow when the UT Master Plan Committee recommended that further enhancement of covered area and FAR of SCFs in city should not be allowed.

Patients confusing viral for dengue, says doctor
Two patients share a bed at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Monday.Panchkula, October 29
As many as 500 dengue suspects visit the general hospital, Sector-6, daily. The flow of patients suspected of dengue is such that hospitals are falling short of beds and other infrastructural facilities.



Two patients share a bed at the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, on Monday. tribune photo: nitin mittal

Authorities take to awareness campaigns, fogging to tackle dengue 
Panchkula, October 29
The Panchkula hospital authorities have decided to take measures against the alarming dengue situation on a war-footing. For this, initiatives like awareness campaigns in schools to educate children, announcements in the city regarding the precautions to be taken etc are being undertaken.

24x7 helpline launched for security of women
Panchkula, October 29
In order to integrate the various measures for ensuring the safety and security of women, a helpline has been introduced in all district police control rooms in Haryana.

Devotees buy posters on Valmiki Jayanti at Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Festive fervour: Devotees buy posters on Valmiki Jayanti at Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: pradeep tewari 

Attack on cops: No arrests yet
Mohali, October 29
The local police is yet to nab the people involved in the attack on two constables on Saturday. One of the constables had suffered injuries in the attack.

Ex-food inspectorís pension restored
Chandigarh, October 29
In a major embarrassment to the UT Health Department, the UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil set aside the departmentís chargesheet and ordered restoration of full pension and other pensionary benefits for former UT Food Inspector MK Sharma after he fought an eight-year-long battle.

Savour designer sweets this Divali
Chandigarh, October 29
Get ready for designer and trendy sweets this festive season. Sweet sellers in the city are coming up with different sizes and combinations of sweets, classy chocolate sweets and dry fruits with mouth-watering flavours, stylish packaging and a lot more. This will be on store for those who want to try something different this Divali.

Ramayana staged to inspire youth
Artistes present a scene from the Ramayana at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, October 29
Scenes from the Ramayana were depicted in light and sound show at the Tagore Theatre today evening.




Artistes present a scene from the Ramayana at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

One killed, seven injured in accident
Dera Bassi, October 29
One person was killed and seven others were seriously injured in a collision of a brick-laden tractor-trailer, motobike and a three-wheeler on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road near Saidpura village on the morning of Monday.

Dera Bassi to have 23 sectors
Dera Bassi, October 29
Dera Bassi will now be identified in sectors instead of wards. The Dera Bassi Municipal Council has divided the area into 23 sectors after inducting 15 villages in the DMC limit. The proposed map was launched by Chief Parliament Secretary, Narinder Sharma, in the DMC office.

11-year-old dies in freak mishap
Ambala, October 29
An 11-year-old boy died after he accidentally hung himself with a hanging rope in Ambala city. The deceased was identified as Ankush, a resident of a slum area, close to Leapersí colony. His father Ram Gulab is a labourer.

CRIME

Two more thefts at weddings
Chandigarh, October 29
Wedding venues continued to be targeted by thieves. Two more cases have been reported today where juveniles fled with shagun envelopes and bags containing lakhs of rupees. The first case was reported in Sector 40 where a minor boy fled with a bag containing jewellery and shagun envelopes worth over Rs 4.5 lakh.

Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Zirakpur, October 29
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs four lakh in a daylight theft reported from a flat at Nirmal Chayya Colony here today.

SPORTS

Ranjeet defeats Sohrab
Chandigarh, October 29
Tennis player, Ranjeet Singh, defeated Sohrab Kunwar to enter the next round of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open-1 Lakh Menís and Womenís championship, being held here today.

Punjab, Rajasthan match ends in a draw
Chandigarh, October 29
The Punjab cricket team earned three points after playing a draw against Rajasthan, during their ongoing campaign of Col CK Nayudu Trophy, here today.

TT meet to begin on November 2
Mohali, October 29
The Mohali district Table Tennis Association will organise the Table-Tennis Championship at The Millennium School from November 2 to 3, here.

Carrom tourney from November 11
Chandigarh, October 29
The Chandigarh Carrom Association will organise 14th Raj Kumar Babuta Memorial Prize Money Carrom Ranking Tournament from November 11 to 14 at St Stephenís School, Sector 45.

 



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