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dengue fever
Aedes mosquito stings 28 in tricity
Chandigarh/ Panchkula, September 18
Officials check a fogging machine at the Sector 6 General Hospital in Panchkula on Wednesday. The deadly dengue virus has stung 28 residents in the tricity this season. The virus has also claimed three lives in the past one month in city hospitals. Two patients were from Mohali district and one from Patiala.

Officials check a fogging machine at the Sector 6 General Hospital in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

PU poll: Lavish parties, up-hill trips for Rs 4,200 only!
Chandigarh, September 18
If the newly elected Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) president is to be believed, he spent only Rs 4,200 in the elections.



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Class XI student kidnapped
Panchkula, September 18
A student of Class XI was allegedly kidnapped from outside his school this afternoon. The family of the victim, Akshit Goel, also received a threatening message from the kidnappers in the evening asking them not to inform the police.

Charges framed against accused
Chandigarh, September 18
A local court today framed charges against MK Jain, a Panchkula-based businessman, and Manoj Pal, a Panchkula-based politician in a rape case. The 10-year-old case was transferred from Panchkula court a few weeks ago.

Onion acts pricey @ Rs 70 
Chandigarh, September 18
Burning a hole in the pocket of the common man, the price of onion has touched Rs 70 per kg across the tricity. One of the essential ingredients in every kitchen, onion was priced at Rs 60 per kg a couple of days ago.

Píkula lounge owner booked
Panchkula, September 18
High drama was witnessed at a lounge in Sector 8, Panchkula this afternoon when 30 youngsters, girls, aged between 18 and 24 were, were caught consuming liquor. A birthday party was on when the police raided the premises following a tip-off.

Integrated security system for city, Ambala rly stations 
Chandigarh, September 18
A CCTV camera installed at the Chandigarh railway station. The Railways has approved an integrated security system for the Chandigarh and Ambala railway stations. Both these stations have been declared sensitive by the Union Home Ministry. In the first phase, the authorities will install 224 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on the premises of these stations.

A CCTV camera installed at the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

 


COMMUNITY

International Coffee Festival to kick off in city on Sept 27
Chandigarh, September 18
A float designed to promote the three-day International Coffee Festival, being organised in collaboration with The Tribune, at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. City residents are all set to sink in the aroma of the best of the coffee beans from around the world, courtesy three-day International Coffee Festival being organised by the Chandigarh Tourism and CITCO. A well-decorated float was flagged off by the officials at Sukhna Lake yesterday. It will move across the city making residents and tourists aware about the festival that kicks off on September 27.

A float designed to promote the three-day International Coffee Festival, being organised in collaboration with The Tribune, at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

 Victim Kavita Doc deposes against accused
Chandigarh, September 18
In the murder case of siblings Gaurang Sahu and Kavita, both residents of Sector 42, a doctor appearing in the court confirmed that accused Rahul visited his clinic at Saha near Ambala after the incident. Dr Devender in his statement recorded in the court said that Rahul had an injury on his finger and he dressed his wound.

Lawyer thrashed by 2 youths at District Courts Complex
Chandigarh, September 18
High drama was witnessed in the parking lot of the District Courts complex in Sector 43 today, after a senior lawyer, SPS Bhullar, alleged that he was manhandled and thrashed by two youths, who had come to the court to attend a case hearing.

Bansal to take up issue of affordable housing with UT 
Chandigarh, September 18
After the slum rehabilitation project, local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, will take up the issue of affordable housing for all - be it for local residents, migrants, government employees or even tenants.

Now, no nesting of birds on Platform No.1
Chandigarh, September 18
Now, the Chandigarh railway station will be free of birds, which were a nuisance to the passengers, as the railway authorities are fixing redesigned sheds at Platform Number 1. The construction of the new sheds will be completed soon and the birds will not be able to take shelter in the sheds, now.

Adolescents seeking PGIís help
Chandigarh, September 18
Embarrassed and partly depressed due to peer ridicule, a number of male adolescents with an elevated pitch in voice have been landing up at PGIMER to improve their voice quality.

CTU employees protest against UT policies
Chandigarh, September 18
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) employees staged a rally today against the policies made for the Transportation Department by the UT Administration.

4 claimants not given possession of booths
Chandigarh, September 18
More than eight months have passed but the UT Administration has failed to give the possession of super market booths to four claimants who had purchased it in an auction.

Senior citizens to walk for fun on September 20
Chandigarh, September 18
The Sukhna Lake will come alive on September 20, as hundreds of senior citizens will assemble at 6 am for the their 12th Annual Walk-For-Fun event being organised jointly by the Chandigarh Police and the Chandigarh Senior Citizensí Association (CSCA).

Test of efficiency for Admn on Oct 5 
Panchkula, September 18
Residents of Panchkula will be facing a tough day on October 5 as not only Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been asked to appear personally in at CBI court but it is first day of Navratras and many VVIPs will visit the city on the occasion.

ward No.5
Mayorís ward a victim of apathy and neglect
Chandigarh, September 18
Poor sanitation, ill-maintained parks and garbage sum up Ward No. 5 which is represented by Mayor Subhash Chawla. Travel on roads in Sector 25 and Dhanas, the areas that come under the ward, is a nightmare.

5 Punjab-cadre IAS officers write to Punjab Govt
Chandigarh, September 18
The tenure of UT Finance Secretary VK Singh will be coming to an end in January next year. Eyeing the panel of the UT Finance Secretary, five Punjab-cadre IAS officers have written to the Punjab Government.

Reshuffle in UT departments 
Chandigarh, September 18
The UT Administration today decided to divest UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar, a Haryana-cadre IAS, from the charge of the transport department and hand it over to Punjab-cadre IAS Bhawna Garg.

Applicants at the passport office in Sector 34, Chandigarh. 700 turn up at special passport adalat
Chandigarh, September 18
As many as 700 applicants turned up at the special passport adalat which concluded at the regional passport office today. The authorities had held the adalat for disposing of cases dating back to 2011.

Applicants at the passport office in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

47 illegal colonies to be regularised 
Mohali, September 18
Of the 374 illegal colonies in Mohali district, only 47 will be regularised because of the enforcement of the Periphery Control Act in the area.

Recarpeting of a road in Sector 20 leads to a traffic jam on the road separating Sectors 20 and 21 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Haywire: Recarpeting of a road in Sector 20 leads to a traffic jam on the road separating Sectors 20 and 21 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

MC to send report to councillorsí panel
Chandigarh, September 18 
The Municipal Corporation today decided that instead of tabling the report of the special committee in the MC house, it would sent the report to the House Tax Committee comprising councillors and MC officials.

Not many turn up for qualifier round clash
Mohali, September 18
Usual is the case when one compares two things and the same is happening at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium, here. The restricted number of audience continues to be the talk of the evening as even on the second day of the qualifier rounds for the Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament, local buffs showed a little interest to turn up, here.


EDUCATION

No end to procurement woes
Chandigarh, September 18
Even the relaxation in norms and increase in rates failed to attract enough bids for the supply of winter uniforms to government schools in the city.

SSP Naunihal Singh with the awardees in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Young achievers felicitated
Chandigarh, September 18
The Rotary Club, Chandigarh Shivalik, conferred the Young Achievers Awards on 10 talented children who brought laurels to the city in a variety of fields. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Naunihal Singh, presented the awards. Those awarded included chess players Arunima Goyal and Tarini Goyal. Tarini (11) is the youngest player from North India to get an international rating from World Chess Federation.

SSP Naunihal Singh with the awardees in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Next CTET on Feb 16
Chandigarh, September 18
The next Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be conducted on February 16, next year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is supposed to conduct the test every six months. The result of the previous CTET, held in July, was declared on September 2, this year.

Visit to old age home
Chandigarh: As a part of its outreach programme, the kindergarten and preparatory class students of St Johnís High School visited an old age home at Sector 15. The boys presented an entertaining cultural programme and interacted with the elderly.

Clay modelling
Chandigarh: A two-day workshop on fine arts was organised at the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36. Manjit Singh, a renowned artist with expertise in sculpting and applied arts, conducted the workshop. The first day was dedicated to clay modelling. Manjit Singh appreciated the flair of students.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

DTF flays non-release of arrears
Patalia, September 18
Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) of Punjabi University, Patiala, strongly criticised the state government for not releasing 20 per cent amount of the pay-arrears of university teachers related to the pay revision under Sixth Pay Commission of the UGC and 8 per cent installment of DA due from January 2013 during a meeting here today. It is being stated that the arrears pertain to the period of 43 months from January 1, 2006 to August 31, 2009.

Sangeet samaroh organised at Punjabi University
Patiala, September 18
Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Jaspal Singh honours Prof SB Sharma, former head of the music department, Dyal Bagh University, Agra, during a programme on the university campus in Patiala on Wednesday. Gurmat Sangeet Chair-Gurmat Sangeet Deptartment and Music Department of Punjabi University organised Gurmat Sangeetacharya Prof Tara Singh Simrti Samaroh at Kala Bhawan of the University, here today. Dr Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor, Punjabi University was the chief guest.

Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Jaspal Singh honours Prof SB Sharma, former head of the music department, Dyal Bagh University, Agra, during a programme on the university campus in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: rajesh sachar

Unidentified man cremated
Dera Bassi, September 18
An unidentified person who was killed in a road accident near Toll Plaza, Dappar, was cremated by police at Lalru, today. The police has registered a case against an unidentified vehicle under Section 304-A of the IPC. Body of victim was cremated at Lalru when it could not be identified and nobody came to claim it after 72 hours. The accident occurred two days ago and dead body of victim was kept at civil hospital, Dera Bassi.

Common room inaugurated 
Patalia, September 18
Ajit Singh Pannu, Divisional Commissioner, Patiala, today inaugurated common room of girlsí hostel, Government Mohindra College, Patiala. It was built by Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust headed by SP Singh Oberoi with a cost of Rs 20 lakh.

3 booked for rape 
Ambala, September 18
The police has registered a rape case against a youth of Kaithal on a complaint filed by a girl of Ambala City. The victim said she came in the contact of the youth through facebook. They used to have a chat on facebook.

COURTS

Man gets 2-yr jail for carrying poppy husk 
Chandigarh, September 18
Additional District and Sessions Judge Preeti Sahni has awarded rigorous imprisonment of two years under the NDPS Act to a resident of Hoshiarpur today.


SPORTS

All set for Administratorís Challenger Football Cup
Chandigarh, September 18
The stage is set and so are the organisers to host the most prestigious soccer tournament in the City Beautiful. The UT Sports Department will host the 11th Administratorís Challenger Football Cup for Boys (U-17) from September 22 to 30 at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, and Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.

An athlete takes part in a high jump event; and (right) sprinters in action during an Athletics Meet at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
An athlete takes part in a high jump event; and (right) sprinters in action during an Athletics Meet at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan

DAV-10 emerge victorious in cricket tournament
Chandigarh, September 18 
The cricket team of DAV College, Sector 10, defeated SGGS College, Sector 26, to win the title of Panjab University Inter-College Cricket Championship for Men (A-Division), in the final held at the Panajb University cricket grounds, here today. In the match to attain third place, the cricket team of Panjab University campus defeated Arya College, Ludhiana.

Khalsa College win by 39 runs
Patiala, September 18 
The cricket matches of Zone-D organised by Punjabi University, Patiala, concluded at Khalsa College today. Khalsa College defeated PMN College, Rajpura, by 39 runs. After winning the toss, team of Khalsa College chose to bat and scored 86 runs. PMN College scored only 48 runs.

CC-23 lift volleyball cup
Chandigarh, September 18 
The 7th Baba Shri Chand Sports Festival organised by Baba Shri Chand Sports Academy, Sector 39, concluded here. The volleyball team of the Coaching Centre, Sector 23, won the volleyball competition while in the individual events Gagandeep Singh, Paramjeet Singh and Dilawar Singh won the top honours in shot put categories.

Jalandhar score 3 points against Ludhiana in Katoch Shield Trophy
Chandigarh, September 18 
The cricket team of Jalandhar successfully secured 3 points against Ludhiana, during their match of Katoch Shield Cricket Trophy, at the PAU, Ludhiana. With resuming at overnight score of 57 for 2 in 22 overs, the Ludhiana team scored 306 runs with Anil Sihag remained unbeaten on 128 off 268 balls studded with 16 boundaries. The play was called off after the 2nd innings mandatory overs. Bharat Malhotra (42 runs) and Akhil Aggarwal (29 runs) were the other main-scorers for the side. For the bowling side, Yogesh claimed 2 wickets while Navdeep , Anmol and Gurkirat took one wicket each.

Red Devils steal soccer show
Chandigarh, September 18 
The soccer side of Red Devils won the ĎFutsal 13í Soccer Championship, a soccer seven-a-side competition organised by the University Business School (UBS) department of Panjab University.


 



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