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CTU strike brings city to a halt
Chandigarh, October 10
Hundreds of commuters across the city were at the receiving end today as the CTU Workers Union observed a six-hour strike, bringing the public transport system in the city to a grinding halt.
With CTU buses remaining off road from 10 am to 4 pm in Chandigarh on Thursday, commuters had to rely on three-wheelers With CTU buses remaining off road from 10 am to 4 pm in Chandigarh on Thursday, commuters had to rely on three-wheelers. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Safai workers’ stir hits sanitation
Chandigarh, October 10
Members of the Sweepers Union today did not allow vehicles of the municipal corporation to lift garbage from various parts of the city to press the authorities to consider their demands.


Season nearing end, students yet to get summer uniform
Chandigarh, October 10
In a brazen example of wastage of public money, thousands of students of UT government schools are getting their summer school uniform at the fag end of the season. The procurement of summer uniform has been delayed in a majority of the 106 UT government schools. While some schools managed to distribute the summer uniform among students earlier this month, a number of schools have not been able to do so "due to pending technical issues".

Now, civic body’s sanitation panel to go on study tour
Chandigarh, October 10
With the women empowerment committee and a group of 13 councillors, including the Mayor, all set to go to Gujarat on a study tour, it is now the turn of members of the sanitation committee to go on a study tour.


Mohali MC set to extend its limits
Mohali, October 10
The limits of the Mohali Municipal Corporation are all set to be extended for elections to the civic body with the government clearing a proposal in this regard. Thousands of voters will be added when nine residential sectors, which are at present under the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority, will come within the jurisdiction of the corporation once the limits are extended.

Soon, ATMs to be installed in post offices
Chandigarh, October 10
The postal department is mulling over installing automated teller machines (ATMs) in city post offices. "In the first phase, two ATMs will be installed at the Sector 17 general post office and the Sector 19 post office," said officials. A survey team has approved the sites earmarked by the Chandigarh division.

474 cancer cases reported since Jan
Chandigarh, October 10
As many 474 new cancer cases have been recorded at 15 institutions, including the PGIMER in city in last nine months. Among these, the number of women was higher with breast and cervix cancer topping the chart in cancer categories.

Father of malnourished girl battles odds for her cornea transplant
Chandigarh, October 10
Amid malnutrition emerging as a major cause of blindness in children, 30-year-old Bhopram from Himachal Pradesh has set an example for others in his community by overcoming his difficulties in affording good diet for his 4-year-old daughter, Samriti, who needed cornea transplant but her body could not bear anaesthesia.

medical negligence
Probe panel summons victim’s father, doctor
Chandigarh, October 10
The inquiry committee looking into the alleged case of wrong incision summoned the father of the 21-year-old woman, the doctor who performed the surgery and the staff for recording their statements on October 14.

Police tightens noose around drunk drivers
Chandigarh, October 10
The UT traffic police is sending the past record of offenders, along with the challan, to the court. The drive aims at intensifying the police campaign so as to deter drunk drivers from committing the same offence again.

Civic officials told to repair streetlights
Chandigarh, October 10
The electricity committee of the Municipal Corporation today directed civic officials to make all streetlights functional before Diwali. Members of the committee during a meeting pointed out that most of the streetlights in the city were lying defunct.


80 teams to compete in ‘Efficycle'
Chandigarh, October 10
Beautifully designed prototype three-wheel electric-human powered hybrid vehicles of around 80 teams from various engineering colleges will be testing their mettle during the Panjab University’s event ‘Efficycle’ starting from tomorrow.

Students from Chameli Devi School of Engineering, Indore, with their vehicle in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Students from Chameli Devi School of Engineering, Indore, with their vehicle in Chandigarh on Thursday

Le Corbusier remembered
Mohali, October 10
To pay tributes to Le Corbusier on his 125th birth anniversary, the Indo Global College of Architecture organised a Corbu-Fest on its campus here. Competitions related to architectural design, photography, study of global cities and models of iconic buildings were held on the occasion.

150 students take part in contests
Chandigarh, October 10
Over 150 students of 60 schools of the tricity participated in poetry recitation and declamation contests, organsied by the Lions Club, Chandigarh, at Lions Vocational Training Centre in Sector 30, here.

College bags overall trophy
DAV College, Sector 10, won the overall trophy in the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival (Zone A). The hard work put in by teachers, participants and students paid well when the result was announced.


2 youths die in road mishap
Banur, October 10
Two youths of Himachal Pradesh were killed in a road accident near Banur. This accident occurred when the motorcycle of victims was hit by a four wheeler on Zirakpur-Rajpura road in morning.

5 drug peddlers held
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
The district police has arrested 5 drug peddlers and recovered 4 Kgs of poppy husk, 20gm smack, 262 gms narcotic powder and 118 bottles of whisky from their possession.

Couple booked for harassing minor
Ambala, October 10
The police has registered a case against a resident of Sector 7 and his wife for allegedly torturing their 15 years old domestic help. The police also booked a placement agency of Gurgaon, Triveni Placement Service, which placed the girl in the house of accused.

7 booked for assault
Ropar, October 10
The district police today booked seven accused for assaulting a former sarpanch and his son of Ghanauli village. Complainant Gurmeet Singh alleged that the accused attacked him and his son Gurmail when a committee from the court was in the village to visit a disputed site.

Holiday special trains for Shimla
Kalka, October 10
Keeping in view, the heavy rush of passengers in trains plying on Kalka-Shimla rail section due to festival season, the department of railways, Ambala Division, has decided to start two special holiday trains for Shimla from tomorrow.


Rape charges framed
Chandigarh, October 10
A local court today framed rape charges against Gaganpreet, a Sangrur resident. The case was reported on May 6 when a 30-year-old city-based model was allegedly raped by a Sangrur resident on the pretext of giving her the lead role in a Punjabi film.


Prime accused in Sec 22 kidnapping held
Chandigarh, October 10
Nine months after a three-year-old girl was kidnapped from a hotel in Sector 22, the UT police today arrested the prime accused, Jagpal Beniwal. Sources said the accused had surrendered but the police was claiming to have arrested Beniwal from the ISBT, Sector 17, late last night.

The accused in police custody. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

The accused in police custody

Man booked in cheating case
Chandigarh, October 10
A resident of Punjab reported to the police that her brother-in-law possessed three fake passports and had fraudulently purchased her husband’s plot at a cheap price. The police has registered a case and begun investigations.

6 held on charges of housebreaking, theft
Mohali, October 10
The police has arrested six persons on charges of housebreaking and theft. Gurpreet Singh, SSP, said here today that the police arrested Sandeep Kumar (21) and Roshan Kumar (22) at a naka laid near Basan wali chungi in Kharar on getting secret information.


An apology for a handball arena
Chandigarh, October 10
For the past one year, the local handball players have been demanding a good approach road, water cooler and changing room facilities at the handball arena of the sports complex in Sector 42.

The stretch leading to the handball arena of the Sector 42 sports complex in need of repairs. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

The stretch leading to the handball arena of the Sector 42 sports complex in need of repairs

Volleyball: St Soldier School register victory
Chandigarh, October 10
St Soldier School, Sector 28, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, 2-1 (20-25, 25-18 and 25-21) in the boys U-14 category during the ongoing Inter-School Volleyball Tournament. In the second game, Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, beat Moti Ram School, Sector 27, 2-0 (25-14,25-20).

Sumit, Dhruv show rivals the door
Chandigarh, October 10
Sumit Pal Singh and Dhruv Pal outplayed Sultan Singh Atwala and Eklavya Singh in the boys U-16 category during the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament today.

Shishu Niketan script win in kho-kho
Chandigarh, October 10
The CBSE Cluster XII Kho-Kho Tournament began at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, today. Shishu Niketan registered a nine-point win against Green Lord Public School.



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