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Chief Postmaster General found dead
Injury mark on right side of forehead; son's role under the scanner; postmortem today
Chandigarh, September 11
Police personnel outside KL Khanna's residence in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Chief Postmaster General, North Circle, KL Khanna was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Sector 30-A this morning. 

Police personnel outside KL Khanna's residence in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

MC worker caught taking bribe 
Chandigarh, September 11
The CBI today arrested a daily wage worker at the waterworks department of the municipal corporation in Sector 37 while taking a bribe of Rs 6,000 for installing a water connection.


Supplementary Chargesheet
A few days before murder, Doon MLA made 41 missed calls on Jyoti’s mobile in two days
Panchkula, September 11
RK Chaudhary being produced in the district courts in Panchkula on Wednesday. As many as 41 missed calls were made by Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary within two days on Jyoti's mobile number a few days before the murder, according to the supplementary chargesheet, a copy of which is with Chandigarh Tribune.

RK Chaudhary being produced in the district courts in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Now, PM to travel by road from airport to Dhanas
Chandigarh, September 11
MC workers recarpet the road dividing Sectors 20 and 21 ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to Chandigarh. City residents, including patients heading for the PGI, should brace for traffic restrictions on September 14 as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will now travel by road from the airport to Dhanas to deliver the keys of flats to the beneficiaries of an ambitious slum rehabilitation scheme under the JNNURM, spread over 162.5 acres in Dhanas.

MC workers recarpet the road dividing Sectors 20 and 21 ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Admn gears up for PM’s visit
Chandigarh, September 11
A verification camp for slum dwellers under way at the CHB office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. To promote solar power, the UT Administration for the first time installed a solar panel on a government house in the rehabilitation colony at Dhanas.

A verification camp for slum dwellers under way at the CHB office in Chandigarh on Wednesday. tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mayor’s ‘secret’ Mumbai tour raises councillors’ hackles 
Chandigarh, September 11
There is resentment among councillors as a five-member team of the municipal corporation, led by city Mayor Subhash Chawla, "secretly" went to Mumbai to study a project regarding disposal of waste generated by hotels.




Diabetes fast affecting youth
Chandigarh, September 11
The phase I of a study taken up by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that 13.6 per cent population of Chandigarh is diabetic while 14.6 per cent is at high risk of diabetes.

Elderly go on diet to escape docs’ wrath
Chandigarh, September 11
To escape the wrath of their doctors and attendants, a number of diabetics have adopted the practice of controlling diet a few days before undergoing a test so that deviation in their diet plan is not detected.

Nod to multi-functional complex at railway station
Chandigarh, September 11
The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), at a meeting held here today, gave the green light to the action plan for the setting up of a multi-functional complex (MFC) at the Chandigarh railway station. It was decided that the RLDA would develop the MFC on the approved site in the city in the current fiscal year.

Dadu Majra residents curse new road; blame PWD for their plight
Chandigarh, September 11
Construction of a road at Dadu Majra has proved to be a nightmare for the local residents after the PWD workers dug up up to the foundations of many houses. As the foundations are exposed to the rainwater accumulated in the area dug up by the workers, many houses have developed cracks. This careless digging by the PWD staff has put the property and lives of many residents to a grave risk.

Sanitation drive has little impact
Mohali, September 11
Debris; and (right) dry leaves lying near a park in Phase VII. Sanitation is far from satisfactory in parts of Mohali despite a recent 10-day cleanliness drive. Heaps of garbage, dry leaves and debris are a common sight in the town. Footpaths along some of the roads can be seen strewn with waste material and polythene bags. 

Debris; and (right) dry leaves lying near a park in Phase VII. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Dept of Posts has lost a dynamic official: Staff
Chandigarh, September 11
Shock and grief prevailed at the postal department this morning as the information about Chief Post Master General KL Khanna’s sudden demise spread in the office. Employees exchanged calls to confirm the sad news.

Traffic marshal accuses cop of misbehaviour
Chandigarh, September 11
A traffic marshal has accused a traffic police inspector of misbehaving with him after he objected to a vehicle with a red beacon being let off despite being stopped for speeding.

Nikolai Gogol’s play staged at Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, September 11
Russian dramatist Nikolai Gogol’s famous play “Revizor, The Inspector General” was staged at the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18 here. Designed and directed by Prof Mahendra Kumar, the play underlined social absurdities, corruption, greed and insecurities throbbing beneath the artificial facade of the system.

Acclaimed danseuse enthrals audience
Chandigarh, September 11
Acclaimed danseuse Neha Khaitan left the audience spellbound with her Bharat Natyam performance at the Pracheen Kala Kendra in Sector 35 here. Neha Khaitan made her present felt with her graceful movements, beautiful expressions and charming personality.

A feather in UT Dept’s cap
Chandigarh, September 11
Skoch Smart e-Governance Award 2013 has been conferred on the UT Social Welfare Department for its initiative in the field of social security pensions.

3,224 girl students to get free bicycles in Mohali
Mohali, September 11
The Punjab Government will provide 3,224 bicycles free of cost to girl students of Classes XI and XII in the government schools of Mohali district. Chief Parliamentary Secretary NK Sharma said 1,542 girl students of Class XI and 1,682 of Class XII in the district would benefit from the Mai Bhago Vidya scheme this financial year.


Controversy fails to die down
Chandigarh, September 11
The student parties on the Panjab University campus that have joined hands alleging rigging and Lyngdoh violations by the newly elected Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) president are now planning to move a no-confidence motion against the president.
Girls dressed up for a fashion show during a freshers’ party at the Industrial Training Institute for Women in Chandigarh.
Pretty picture: Girls dressed up for a fashion show during a freshers’ party at the Industrial Training Institute for Women in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU starts online submission of exam forms
Chandigarh, September 11
Taking a major leap towards examination reforms, Panjab University has switched over to online system for the submission of forms. This would benefit the students as they would get online roll numbers, information regarding examination centre and the result at the click of the mouse. PU Controller of Examinations Dr Parvinder Singh said it was a new initiative that would help the students of the university.

Cultural programme, contest mark freshers’ party
Chandigarh, September 11
Desh Bhagat University organised a freshers’ party to welcome its new students and acquaint them with the facilities and the academic atmosphere available in this university. Students from different university schools participated in this programme. Desh Bhagat University Vice-Chancellor Dr SS Chahal inaugurated the function.

PSEB holds motivational training programme
Mohali, September 11
The Punjab School Education Board organised a motivational training programme for its staff in collaboration with the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) on the board premises here yesterday.

PU/College Notes
Applications invited
Panjab University has invited applications for admission to MPhil in the Department of Punjabi on the PU campus. Students have been asked to submit application forms at the office of the Department of Punjabi before September 20 till 5 PM. Interviews for MPhil (Punjabi) would be conducted on September 24 at 10 AM, whereas interviews for MPhil (Guru Granth Sahib Studies) have been scheduled on September 26 at 10 AM.

From Schools
Poster-making contest
Chandigarh: Saupin's School, Sector 32, devoted the entire day to lay stress on the use and reuse of tetra packs. Students from classes I to X were shown movies. A poster-making competition was conducted on topics like Save Earth, 4R's - recycle, reuse, refuse and reduce. The journey of a tetra pack was explained and children were told how to dispose them of. Thereafter, a special session was also conducted for the helpers and the cleaning staff.

Run for the nation: Olympian Milkha Singh flags off a mini-marathon at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The event was organised to pay tributes to Swami Vivekananda. The Flying Sikh Milkha Singh asked youngsters to draw motivation from Swami Vivekananda’s life and take an oath to keep themselves physically and mentally fit. Adviser to the Administrator KK Sharma (standing next to Milkha Singh) said the youth should follow in the footsteps of Swami Vivekananda for a brighter future of the nation. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Youth’s body found on rail track
Kalka, September 11
Body of a 25-year-old man was recovered from Kalka-Ambala railway track today, which was run over by Hawra-Kalka train at around 5am yesterday. The body of Pankaj, who hailed from Behi village of Kangra district, Himachal Pardesh, was found on the rail track opposite to the Housing Board Colony, Kalka, when the driver of the train gave a memo to the railway officials regarding the incident.

A potholed road near the LIC Colony in Kharar.
Bumpy ride: A potholed road near the LIC Colony in Kharar. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Lok Adalat quashes penalty imposed by PSPCL on farmer
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 11
In a major relief to a farmer, Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) here quashed the Rs 28,500 penalty imposed by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for using the electricity over and above the sanctioned load.

Chief Secretary visits thermal power project 
Patiala, September 11
The Chief Secretary of Punjab, Rakesh Singh, along with Anirudh Tewari, Secretary, Power, visited upcoming (2x700 MW) thermal power project near Nalash village, Rajpura. Patiala Deputy Commissioner GK Singh along with CMD of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited KD Chaudhri, Ashwani Kumar from L&T Power Development and Upinder Singh from Nabha Power Limited, received the chief secretary.

Punjabi scholar’s achievements highlighted at memorial lecture
Patiala, September 11
The Department of Punjabi Development organised Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Memorial Lecture here yesterday. Dr Prithipal Singh Kapoor, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, an eminent scholar, delivered the special lecture. Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, presided over the function.

INLD workers hold protest march against Congress MLAs 
Ambala, September 11
INLD workers took out a protest march against several Congress MLAs who have allegedly involved in corruption by issuing CLUs to its MLAs which was allegedly established in the CDs. They burnt the effigy of the Haryana government at Ambala city this afternoon.

‘Bharat Jago Daud’ organised
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 11
To commemorate Swami Vivekananda's maiden address to the Parliament of Religions, Chicago, on September 11, 1893, the Sirhind unit of Swami Vivekananda 150 year Samaroh Samiti, organised "Bharat Jago Daud" from Ashoka School grounds, Sirhind, to BBSB Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, today.

Man held with 40 kg of poppy husk 
Dera Bassi, September 11
The CIA staff has arrested one person with 40 kg of poppy husk during a check at a police naka today. The accused has been identified as Jeet Singh, a resident of Karkour village.


Doctor convicted in dowry death case
Chandigarh, September 11
The court of District and Sessions Judge SK Aggarwal convicted the husband of a PGI doctor in a dowry death case here today. The deceased, Dr Rajpal Kaur, a senior resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGI, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her hostel accommodation on the hospital campus on July 21, 2006.


One arrested with revolver
Chandigarh, September 11
A case has been registered under the Arms Act against a resident of Punjab, who was arrested with a revolver and five cartridges. According to the police, Satwinder Singh of Mamra village in Faridkot district was arrested near the main gate of the police station along with a car and the weapon.

Student booked for uploading friend’s video on YouTube
Chandigarh, September 11
The police has booked a 19-year-old student of a city college for allegedly uploading an objectionable video featuring his friend on the YouTube. The victim is a 17-year-old girl student of class XII of a private school in Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Two held in forgery case
Panchkula, September 11
A case of forgery was registered against two persons on a complaint of a local judge. During the course of hearing in a case today, it was found that Tofeeq and Suresh had produced fake witnesses. 

Vehicles recovered
Chandigarh, September 11
The Chandigarh Police has recovered one motorcycle and 10 alloy wheels of cars besides a Santro car and a Maruti-800 car following the arrest of two vehicle thieves.


tennis tourney
Jannat, Harleen log win 

Mohali, September 11
In the quarterfinals of the ongoing AITA Total Tennis Championship, Jannat Khurana registered a comprehensive victory against Komaljeet while Harleen Kaur managed to beat Khsuhbeen Kaur at Mangal Mangal School, Mohali, today.

football tourney
GHG Khalsa College beat DAV College 2-1
Chandigarh, September 11
The ‘believed’ one-sided match between defending champions GHG Khalsa College Gurusar Sadhar (Ludhiana) and DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, turned out to be among the best of the entertainers during the ongoing Knockout Inter-College Football Championship for men (A- Division), at the PU grounds, here this evening.

GCG, Ludhiana, clinch kho-kho title
Chandigarh, September 11
The Government College for Girls (GCG), Ludhiana, won the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho Championship for women (A-Division), today.

Katoch Shield Cricket Trophy 
Mohali need 5 wickets to defeat fumbling Ludhiana
Chandigarh, September 11
To put themselves a step ahead against Ludhiana, the Mohali cricket team needs 5 wickets, to name the match, of the ongoing Katoch Shield Cricket Trophy.


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