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The Tribune campaign against encroachments: BJP councillor quits enforcement wing post in disgust
Civic body wakes up, promises prompt action
Chandigarh, November 26
The issue of encroachments on government land by VVIPs in the name of security tents today echoed on the floor of the House during a general house meeting of the municipal corporation. BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil raised the issue of encroachments by VVIPs, which is being highlighted in these columns. He showed a copy of Chandigarh Tribune in the House while raising the issue.

BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil shows a copy of Chandigarh Tribune while highlighting rampant encroachments in the city, during a meeting of the MC in Chandigarh on Monday. BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil shows a copy of Chandigarh Tribune while highlighting rampant encroachments in the city, during a meeting of the MC in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Tentative property tax rates worked out; Mohali divided into seven zones
Mohali, November 26
Owners of 10-marla houses (self-occupied) falling in zone-1, which comprises Sectors 53, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71 and a part of 69, may have to shell out between Rs 8,500 and Rs 10,000 per annum as property tax. In the same parts of the town, the tentative tax on commercial property, will, however, vary between Rs 55,000 and Rs 60,000.

Cop’s in-laws booked for dowry death
Tamanna YadavPanchkula, November 26
The Panchkula police today registered a case of dowry death under Section 304-B of the IPC against the in-laws of Chandigarh traffic police woman constable Tamanna Yadav, who died under mysterious circumstances on November 23. Tamanna had left behind two children, a two-year-old daughter and a 15-day-old son.

Suicide by ETO
Warrants against SP (Vigilance)
Mohali, November 26
In the ETO Ranjit Singh suicide case, a Mohali court today issued non-bailable warrants against the five accused: Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) Amandeep Kaur, Head Constable Harminder Singh, Rajider Singh and Rajiv Sud (both traders) and driver Paramjit Singh.

PGI OPDs closed tomorrow
All OPDs in the PGI, Chandigarh, will remain closed on November 28 on the occasion of Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary. Emergency services will function as usual.


Nod to live telecast of MC meetings
Chandigarh, November 26
The city residents will now be able to see their representatives live on their TVs as the MC House today approved the agenda regarding the live telecast of House meetings.

A Sikh devotee takes part in procession to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

International colours
: A children’s dance group from Poland performs at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
Four cars collided on the Madhya Marg in Sector 26 at around noon on Monday, resulting in a traffic jam on the busy road for over 45 minutes.
Madhya Marg pile-up:
Four cars collided on the Madhya Marg in Sector 26 at around noon on Monday, resulting in a traffic jam on the busy road for over 45 minutes. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Know your Army:
Students stand atop an armoured vehicle at an Army exhibition at Phase 8 in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky gharu

3 skip House meeting, many leave midway
Chandigarh, November 26
How serious are MC councillors about House meetings can be gauged from the fact that today three councilors, two from the BSP and one from the Congress, were absent from the House. A BJP councillor left the House meeting before his agenda was discussed and ultimately his agenda was deferred for the next meeting.

Concern over delay in starting approved work
Chandigarh, November 26
Councillors raised concern about the delay in starting approved work, which has resulted in a loss of Rs 2.30 crore to the Municipal Corporation as also about the poor recarpeting of roads in various parts of the city.

Misuse of public park
Phase 9 residents up in arms
Mohali, November 26
Residents of the certain areas in Phase 9 are up in arms over the misuse of a public park by senior SAD leader BS Ramoowalia here. The Children Park, a property of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and meant for playing and walking, is being used for dumping construction material by Ramoowalia, who has been constructing his corner house (Number 53) along the park.

Each sector to have a playground
Chandigarh, November 26
The first hour of 186th meeting of the municipal corporation, has finally brought a ray of hope for the local youngsters, as the councillors agreed to have a common policy on having a playground in every sector.

Chandigarh to host agro fair from Dec 1
Chandigarh, November 26
An international congregation of farmers, farm scientists and farm equipment manufacturers is all set to descend on the city on December 1, as the city braces to host the 10th edition of an integrated agriculture fair, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The four-day fair, CII Agro Tech 2012, will see participation of farmers, scientists and farm industry representatives from Argentina, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Korea.

Uninsured CTU buses
Authorities told to file reply on Dec 15
Chandigarh, November 26
Acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Pankaj Chandgothia against the plying of CTU buses without insurance mandatory under the Motor Vehicle Act, the court of the Civil Judge today directed the Chandigarh Home-cum-Transport Secretary, State Transport Authority, Deputy Commissioner, DSP (Traffic) and the Manager, Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), to file their replies on December 15.

Director-Principal of GMCH-32 gets extension
Chandigarh, November 26
The much-debated issue of granting extension to the incumbent Director-Principal of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Dr Raj Bahadur, took a new turn today with the UT Administration giving extension to him till the time a CAT case is pending.

Beneficiary records statement in PGI exam racket case
Chandigarh, November 26
One of the beneficiaries in the PGI paper leak case, Krishna Reddy from Andhra Pradesh, today recorded his statement before a Magistrate under Section 164 CrPC. An MBBS pass-out and junior of the accused, Dr Gangadhar Reddy, the beneficiary is likely to become a prosecution witness for the CBI at a later stage of the case, sources said.

486 constables pass out from Bhanu training centre
Panchkula, November 26
The passing-out parade of 486 constable (general duty) recruits was conducted at the Basic Training Centre (BTC), Bhanu, here today. Haryana Director General of Police SN Vashisht was the chief guest on the occasion. He also presided over the passing-out ceremony of the recruits.

Haryana DGP SN Vashisht gives the overall trophy to constable Rishi Kumar during the passing-out parade in Panchkula on Monday. A Tribune photograph


200 TGTs set to join govt schools
Chandigarh, November 26
Over 200 trained graduate teachers (TGT) are set to join the UT Education Department by the next month, a move that will address the shortage of teaching staff at the government schools. The department has reportedly issued the provisional merit list of 208 candidates, who have been selected after conducting several rounds of the selection process.

From Schools
Students take national integration pledge
Students of Shishu Niketan Public School, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, present an item during the annual funtion at the Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula on Monday.Chandigarh: National Integration Day was celebrated at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, to reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and pride in our nationhood. The National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers organised various activities with great enthusiasm, after solemnly taking the national integration pledge.

Students of Shishu Niketan Public School, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, present an item during the annual funtion at the Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula on Monday.

SSA teachers demand regularisation of services
Chandigarh, November 26
The Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association organised a candlelit vigil at the Sector-17 Plaza here today. The members said that half of the SSA teachers had to leave the service owing to poor salary and service conditions.

Members of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association, UT, observe a candlelit vigit at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Right to education
4 committees formed to check compliance in private schools
Chandigarh, November 26
The UT Education Department has set up four committees for conducting inspections at the private schools in the city. These committees have been constituted to speed up the official process of granting fresh recognition to the private schools, which is made mandatory under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act.

NCC Week celebrations end with cultural programme, model display
Chandigarh, November 26
A cultural programme and static air and naval displays marked the culmination of the NCC Week celebrations at the Chandigarh Group Headquarter here today. The function started with a guard of honour to chief guest Group Commander Brig Satish Kumar.

NCC cadets watch an aircraft model on the concluding day of the NCC Week celebrations in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan


Gang of thieves busted
Fatehgarh Sahib, Nov 26
With the arrest of four persons, the district police has busted a gang involved in the theft of vehicles and electricity cables from tubewells. The police has recovered three motorcycles, spare parts of motorcycles and cables from their possession. The police has also arrested two drug peddlers.

Terminated PSEB clerks threaten to immolate themselves
Mohali, November 26
High drama witnessed on the premises of Punjab School Education Board when the members of 134 Terminated Clerk Association forcibly entered the complex and threatened to immolate themselves.

District issue
Commissioner takes suggestions from villagers
Banur, November 26
Patiala division Commissioner, AS Pannu, listened to the suggestions of people of over 28 villages which have been facing the attachment problem with Patiala and Mohali districts.

Youth killed in road accident
Dera Bassi, November 26
A youth was killed in road accident near Lalru last night.


21-yr-old commits suicide
Panchkula, November 26
A 21-year-old MSC student today committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Sector-7, Panchkula. The victim was identified as Neha Singh. She was immediately rushed to the General Hospital, Sector-6 in Panchkula, where the doctors declared her brought dead.

Medical student arrested in accident case
Chandigarh, November 26
A day after an employee of the Sector 33 filling station was injured when a youth rammed his car into him, the police today arrested a medical student, Abhimanyu, for the crime.

Man held with 6.85 kg charas
Mohali, November 26
The Mohali police today claimed to have recovered 6.85 kg of charas from a person during a routine checking at a naka near Balongi here.


Dalbir Football Academy emerge victorious
Chandigarh, November 26
The Dalbir Football Academy, Patiala, won the ongoing 7th Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament after defeating District Football Association, Mohali, by 3-1, in the finals of the tourney, being held here today. The winners opened the tally through their striker Satwinder in 32nd minute of the match and after 4 minutes he doubled the lead in the 36th minute after brilliantly dodging the defender Hanish. Later, Narinder made it to 3-0, to seal the first half. In second half, the Mohali team secured the lone consoling goal. Satwinder was adjudged as man of the match for contributing 2 goals while Prabhjot of Patiala team was named as the player of the tournament. — TNS

PGGC-46 defeat RSD college
Chandigarh, November
The Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 46, defeated RSD College, Ferozepur, in the match of Inter-College Softball for Men, being played on the PU campus grounds, here today. — TNS


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