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Students go on rampage at PU
Chandigarh, November 8
Angry over the police denying entry into the Vice-Chancellor’s office, a group of protesting students damaged the property on the Panjab University campus and roughed up a senior police officer today.
Police personnel try to stop protesting students from entering the VC's office; and (below) a broken sculpture on the PU campus on Thursday.
Police personnel try to stop protesting students from entering the VC's office; and (below) a broken sculpture on the PU campus on Thursday. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari


Deshraj Singh Deshraj’s bail plea dismissed
Chandigarh, November 8
A CBI court today dismissed the bail plea of Deshraj Singh, SP (City) under suspension, and stated that the release of the senior police official at the initial stage of the CBI’s case might hamper the investigations.

Get ready to pay property tax in Mohali 
Mohali, November 8
The authorities have begun the exercise to impose property tax in Mohali district, with the Punjab Municipal Corporation (2nd amendment) Ordinance, 2012, coming into force from November 5.

Monica’s death
Murder charges slapped on in-laws 
Chandigarh, November 8
Claims of her family members that schoolteacher Monica Goyal was murdered by her in-laws on October 15 have been substantiated with the police slapping charges of murder in the case today.

BCom student falls from college building, critical 
Chandigarh, November 8
A BCom first year student of MCM DAV College in Sector 36 was injured after she fell from the second floor of the college building today. Parul Malhotra (19) is admitted to the PGI and her condition is stated to be critical. Prima facie, it appears to be an accident, but the police is exploring all angles.



Cracker prices go through the roof
Chandigarh, November 8
Buying crackers will burn a hole in your pocket this Divali as the prices have witnessed an increase of 10-15 per cent this year. The prices might go up to 20-25 per cent in the retail market, said wholesale dealers in the tricity.

Markets flooded with Chinese goods 
Chandigarh, November 8
Chinese gift items and lights on sale in Chandigarh. Don't be taken aback on seeing "Made in China" written on the idols of Hindu deities. More than 50-60 per cent of idols being sold at gift stores in Chandigarh have been brought from China's mass production factories.
Chinese gift items and lights on sale in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan and Pradeep Tewari

Sale of crackers in parking lots prohibited 
Mohali, November 8
The district administration has prohibited the sale of crackers in parking lots of markets keeping in mind the safety of residents and parking problems.

Not so glittering Divali this year
Chandigarh, November 8
Though Divali is nearing, the sales are yet to pick up. Shopkeepers lamented that the sales had witnessed a dip by 20-30 per cent. Rajiv Goyal, who owns a shop at Sector 18, said only a few customers were coming to buy crockery. “The recent hike in prices followed by liquidity crunch in the market has played a spoilsport," he said while adding that the sales had plummeted by 25 per cent.

PU seeks ministers’ help
Chandigarh, November 8
Panjab University has decided to approach the Union ministers urging them to help in getting subsidised cylinders for the university.

Fun unlimited 

Students perform bhangra at a commercial fest, APRATIM 2012, at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Students perform bhangra at a commercial fest, APRATIM 2012, at MCM DAV College in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Paramedical staff hold candle march 
Chandigarh, November 8
Over 100 staff members at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, held a candle march, which started from the hospital and ended at the Sector 17 Plaza this evening. They were demonstrating against the delay in the acceptance of their demands.

Deluxe Dhaba basking in Harper's glory
Chandigarh, November 8
A day after Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper’s visit to Deluxe Dhaba in Sector 28 today, majority of visitors to the dhaba was inquiring about what the PM liked the most from the dhaba’s menu. They were seen enquiring from the staff present there. The visitors were more curious to know about ‘Tilla Kulfi’. Meanwhile, at the Pal Dhaba, where the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit was cancelled, people were curious to know the reason as to why his visit to the dhaba was cancelled.

Survey at Panchkula crockery shop
Panchkula, November 8
Income tax officials raided Aditya Crockery at Sector 10 here today. Sources said, a team led by income tax assistant commissioner Abhishek Narang entered the shop at around 10 am and checked the account registers and records. 

Punjab pensioners to hold protest today
Mohali, November 8
To expose anti-pensioner policies of the Punjab Government, pensioners of the state have planned a protest dharna under the Joint Front of Punjab Government Pensioners outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Mohali at 10.30 am tomorrow.

Violations of building by-laws did Pal Dhaba in
Chandigarh, November 8
Violations of building by-laws at Pal Dhaba led to the cancellation of Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper’s visit to the dhaba.


recovery of dues
Panjab University approaches police

Chandigarh, November 8
After failing to recover mess and canteen dues of more than Rs 1 lakh from a leader of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), the university has now approached the Chandigarh Police seeking its interference for recovering the dues.

school notes
Student excels
CHANDIGARH: Ankita Sharma brought laurels to Saupin’s School, Panchkula, winning the Bioscope 2012 Hypertext Story Board Challenge organised by Baddi University, Solan. As many as 1,000 schools participated in the competition,out of which 50 belonged to the tricity. Ankita Sharma wrote on the theme ‘Ships’. Her innovative ideas helped her in winning the competition. Principa, Jayeta congratulated her on her success.


They let crackers burn a hole in their pocket
Kurali, November 8
A firecracker for anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000! Sounds incredible but many connoisseurs’ of crackers don’t mind shelling out this whopping amount that will virtually go up in smoke in a few minutes on Divali night.


Consumer forum
Warrants against insurance official

Chandigarh, November 8
A bailable warrant has been issued against the Chandigarh area manager of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. by the UT Consumer Forum for failing to ensure settlement of an insurance claim for a car owned by a local industry, within the prescribed period.

Initiate steps to update 1952 Act, HC tells UT
Chandigarh, November 8
In a significant judgement, the Full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Union Territory of Chandigarh, through its Administrator, to take necessary steps before March 31, 2013, for updating the Capital of Punjab (Development & Regulation) Act, 1952.


Rs 40,000 stolen from Panchkula hotel
Panchkula, November 8
Five mobile phones and 40,000 cash was stolen from a room of Hotel Sheeraz II, Sector 5, during a ring ceremony here last night. Two girls are said to be behind the incident.


TT championship from Nov 15
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Table Tennis Association will organise the 25th edition of the State Table Tennis Championship for cadets and sub-juniors from November 15 to 18, at the Table Tennis Hall of Sector 23, here.

Corporate Cricket
Vodafone drub Placement Guru
Chandigarh, November 8
The Vodafone team defeated Placement Guru by 192 runs, in a one-sided affair of the CII-Tata Motors Corporate Cricket played, here.


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