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More rail links from city soon
Chandigarh, September 25
From next week, the city will be connected to Lalkuan (Uttarakhand), Shridi and Hazur Sahib by rail as the Northern Railway has finalised the schedule of these trains from the Chandigarh station.

lab test fee
GMCH-32 to launch pre-paid cards
Chandigarh, September 25
The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, is going to introduce a pre-paid card system for the payment of fees for a variety of tests during a patient’s stay at the hospital.

No screening at PVR cinemas for 2 days
Chandigarh, September 25
For the next two days, there will be no screening of movies in the PVR cinemas at the Centra and Elante malls in the industrial area. UT District Magistrate (Licensing Authority) IM Shayin today issue an order suspending the cinema licences of PVR Cinema.


10-year jail for two carjackers
Panchkula, September 25
Two students, who had taken to carjacking, were awarded 10 years' imprisonment by a local court in the Innova carjacking case today. Though the two robbers, Vikramjeet, alias Vicky, and Tarsem, have been acquitted by the court in another (Verna) carjacking case of Raipur Rani, they have been convicted in the Innova case.

Change of land use
Pay service tax or face allotment cancellation: Admn
Chandigarh, September 25
The UT Administration has clearly told the owners of plots in the Industrial Area, Phase I and II, who have got their use status changed from industrial to commercial, to pay service tax or face cancellation of allotment of their properties.


Patients to get cheaper medicines
Chandigarh, September 25
Patients at the PGIMER are in for some relief from the exorbitant cost of medicines and surgical items. Receiving an approval for holding the auction of chemist shops on the basis of maximum discounts offered by the chemists from the Institute Body, the PGIMER has decided to begin auction from December this year.
A chemist shop at the PGIMER market, Chandigarh
A chemist shop at the PGIMER market, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

No lesson learnt
Major leakage detected in Kajauli pipeline
Morinda, September 25
The authorities, responsible for maintenance of Kajauli Water Works pipeline, don't seem to have learnt a lesson from recent major leakage problem, which had led to severe water crisis in Chandigarh and here in the town for about 15 days last month.

No lesson learnt: Water accumulates near a leaking Kajauli waterworks pipeline at New Morinda
No lesson learnt: Water accumulates near a leaking Kajauli waterworks pipeline at New Morinda. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

DC asks MC Commissioner to chalk out plan to clean town
Mohali, September 25
Upset over scattered heaps of garbage all around in the town, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu today directed the newly appointed Mohali Municipal Corporation's Commissioner Uma Shankar to chalk out programme to clean the town on top priority.
Garbage near the meat market Open sewerage hole at Phase VI in Mohali
Garbage near the meat market; and (right) open sewerage hole at Phase VI in Mohali. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Mansa Devi temple gets facelift ahead of Navratras
Panchkula, September 25
This Navratras, devotees at the Mansa Devi temple will have a 'smooth' and comfortable walk as various stretches of the heated charcoal roads and piercing pebbles are being covered with pavers.

Construction work under way at the parking area of the Mansa Devi Temple in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Construction work under way at the parking area of the Mansa Devi Temple in Panchkula on Wednesday

LPG auto owners court arrest
Chandigarh, September 25
Around 166 LPG auto-rickshaw owners from the tricity courted arrest to the police at the Sector 34 Exhibition Ground today. Later, they were released. The Tricity Auto-Rickshaw Owners’ Union demanded that there should be a ban on the plying of illegal diesel-run auto-rickshaws in the city.
The agitating LPG auto-rickshaw owners at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The agitating LPG auto-rickshaw owners at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday

mohali issue
Self-assessment system for property tax
Mohali, September 25
Skyrocketing prices notwithstanding, now get ready for another punch in the form of property tax in Mohali . The Municipal Corporation has already got into action to collect the tax from April 1 this year from the owners of property located within its jurisdiction.

Carpeting work on internal roads starts in Mohali
Mohali, September 25
Premix carpeting work on internal roads in the town has been started for which Rs 9 crore has been earmarked, Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said here. He said development works worth Rs 4 crore had been undertaken in the first phase and now Rs 11.50 crore was being spent on the beautification of the town.

Honour for PGIMER faculty
Chandigarh, September 25
Prof Kim Vaiphei, Department of Histopathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), India, for 2013.

Training workshop for UT policemen held
Chandigarh, September 25
A training workshop on trauma and advanced life support was organised for the Chandigarh police personnel at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. The workshop aimed at enhancing knowledge and strengthening life-saving skills of the police personnel in the field of proper handling of patients on the road.

Official deployed to help pensioners
Chandigarh, September 25
The UT Social Welfare Department today deployed a representative of a bank who will help pensioners open their bank accounts. The action has been taken after the Chandigarh Tribune reported that for the past two days, no bank representative had turned up at the Bal Bhawan, Sector 23, where a counter had been set up by the department for opening bank accounts of pensioners.

‘Oh Lok Jo Ruke Reh Gai’ staged
Chandigarh, September 25
A play, “Oh Lok Jo Ruke Reh Gai”, was staged as part of the Punjabi Theatre Festival at the Tagore Theatre here. The play was the adaptation of Arthur Miller’s “A Memory of Two Monday” by Navdeep Singh.
Artistes enact a scene from the play, “Oh Lok Jo Ruke Reh Gai”, at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Artistes enact a scene from the play, “Oh Lok Jo Ruke Reh Gai”, at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Wednesday

Fire breaks out at school’s storeroom
Chandigarh, September 25
A fire broke out in a basement storeroom of Divya Public School, Sector 44, here, due to an electric spark at 8.30 am. After the smoke started coming out from the basement, all the students were immediately evacuated to the ground.


Private schools flout CBSE norms
Chandigarh, September 25
The private schools in the city seem to be shying away for disclosing their student: classroom ratio, one of the important norms of the Right to Education Act, showing the quality of education in an institute.

Now, submit PG forms online at PU
Chandigarh, September 25
Taking a step towards providing the online facility to the students, the Panjab University (PU) today introduced the facility of online examination forms submission in postgraduate (PG) classes at university, its affiliated colleges and students enrolled in the courses as private candidates and under the University School of Open Learning (USOL).
Vice-Chancellor Arun Grover launches online system of filing exam forms at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday
Vice-Chancellor Arun Grover launches online system of filing exam forms at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Workshop on computer-aided English learning organised
Chandigarh, September 25
Chandigarh Chapter of English Language Teachers Association of India (ELTAI) held a two-hour workshop on “Trace Effects”, a computer-aided language learning tool developed by the US State Department for teaching English, here at the American Centre in Sector 17 Central State Library here today.

UT schoolteachers allege violation of transfer policy
Chandigarh, September 25
Joint Action Committee of the UT School Teachers, Chandigarh, has sought a strong transfer policy in a meeting held to discuss the UT issue of schoolteachers. The members said every day few transfers were being made in violation of the transfer policy notified by the department itself.

PU delays re-evaluation results, students in a fix
Chandigarh, September 25
The delay in declaring results of re-evaluation of exams filed by the students of undergraduate classes who had got compartment in the exams, has left the students in a fix as they have also applied for the compartment exam, without knowing the result of the revaluation.

PU prof gets ICMR award
In recognition of sustained research work in the field of microbiology, Panjab University (PU), Prof Praveen Rishi, has been conferred Dr YS Narayana Rao Oration Award by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. This is a national level award given for the research.


DC tells schools to construct toilets for special students
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 25
Complete information related to staff and students of all elementary schools in the district must be uploaded on web portal www.epunjabschools.gov.in by October 31, said Arun Sekhri, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of the District Education Committee called to review the progress of the Education Department here today.

Two held with illegal firecrackers
Banur, September 25
The police has seized a large quantity of illegal firecrackers. The accused have been identified as Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Ambala, and Harish Verma, a resident of Heera Nagar. They have been booked under Sections 285 and 286 of the IPC.


dowry death case
Husband, mother-in-law sentenced to 10-yr jail
Mohali, September 25
A local court today awarded 10-year imprisonment to a man and his mother for killing his wife for dowry. The court sent Munish Jain and his mother Krishna Devi to a 10-year jail term for causing dowry death to Neha Jain five years ago.

Excise Act case
Court dismisses DSP Raka Gira’s plea
Chandigarh, September 25
A local court today dismissed the application for discharge filed by Punjab Police DSP Raka Gira in the case of Excise Act registered against her by the UT police in 2011. The court fixed October 3 as the next date for hearing of the case when arguments on charges to be framed will be heard in this case.


Gang-rape victim turns hostile
Chandigarh, September 25
Taking a U-turn from her statements given to the police, a 17-year-old victim of gang-rape turned hostile in court and refused to identify any of the three accused. The victim, a resident of the Maloya Colony was allegedly raped by three engineering students in a forest area near Sakteri village on April 28 this year.

27-year-old tattoo artist held for conning bank officials
Chandigarh, September 25
The UT police has arrested a 27-year-old tattoo artist, who was into conning bank officials by forging cheques. The police had received a complaint from the ICICI Bank, Manimajra branch, stating that Vinod Sharma (Sonu) managed to cheat the bank by forging a cheque of Rs 5,000, issued by the MP Motors in Industrial Area Phase II.

Woman accuses SHO of inaction
Panchkula, September 25
A woman has registered a complaint against Station House Officer of the Mansa Devi Complex Station Balwant Singh stating that even as her purse that was stolen at the Mansa Devi was recovered and the accused were arrested, the police is not getting her stolen items recovered for reasons best known to them.

Sarpanch’s husband in police net for assaulting woman
Chandigarh, September 25
The UT police has registered a case against the husband of a sarpanch of Khuda Ali Sher for assaulting a woman. The police said said Jasbir Kaur, a resident of Khuda Ali Sher, went to the house of the area sarpanch for getting documents signed to get a water connection.

Constable booked for submitting fake document
Chandigarh, September 25
A Chandigarh police constable hailing from Haryana was booked for submitting fake document during his recruitment. He had earlier been dismissed from the service. Amit Kumar, a resident of Sonepat, has been booked in a case of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.

One held with stolen laptops, cellphones
Chandigarh, September 25
The police today arrested a youth and recovered two laptops and 20 cellphones from his possession. The police said acting on a tip-off, they arrested Ajay Khatri, a resident of Sector 45, from near Burail Gurdwara this morning.


CFA lacks exposure: Ex-players
Chandigarh, September 25
The state-run academy for football is going through some rough patches. An example of this is being witnessed in the ongoing 11th edition of Administrator's Football Cup for boys (U-17).

Chandigarh drub Northern Railways in hockey
Chandigarh, September 25
Team of Chandigarh XI defeated Northern Railways side by 2-0, in the ongoing 43rd SN Vohra - All India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, being held at hockey stadium, Sector 42.

Chandigarh Football Academy blank Bhutia Academy 6-0
Chandigarh, September 25
Continuing their winning streak, local favorites Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) defeated Bhutia Football Academy, Delhi by 6-0, during a league match, of ongoing 11th Administrator’s Football Cup for boys (U-17).

Players in action during a match of the All-India Administrator’s Football Cup at the football grounds in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Players in action during  a  match of the All-India Administrator’s Football Cup at the football grounds in Chandigarh on Wednesday

Boxing trials on Sept 28
Chandigarh, September 25
Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will hold selection trails to shortlist sub -junior men boxing team for participation in Rajeev Dhankar Memorial Boxing Championship to be held in Bhiwani from October 2 to 6.

tennis tournament
Gurvinder beats Rubal
Chandigarh, September 25
In a three-hour long rally Gurvinder Mann defeated Rubal Shandaliya in the men’s main draw category of ongoing CLTA- AITA Open All-India Tennis Championship, being held at CLTA courts, here today. Gurvinder claimed the first set at 6-2 but Rubal rallied to level the set 6-4.

Ramgarhia Girls College win league match
Chandigarh, September 25
Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, defeated Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, during a league match of ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Softball Championship for Women, being played at Panjab University Campus, here today.
A player plays a shot during softball championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
A player plays  a shot during softball championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday



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