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Panchkula murder
Girl was smothered
A worker digs a pit to exhume the victim's bodyPanchkula, October 24
Salim, paternal uncle of 15-year-old girl, who was murdered and her half burnt buried in a pit near the Tangri river, today said he smothered the victim, Tahira, with a pillow for honour.
A worker digs a pit to exhume the victim's body. A file photograph

Courier firms dupe jeweller of Rs 57 lakh
Mohali, October 24
Two local courier companies, being run by the same persons, allegedly cheated a Mohali-based jeweller of around Rs 57 lakh by changing a parcel containing gold and diamond jewellery with a parcel containing artificial jewellery.


A market in Sector 17, Chandigarh, all decked up for the festival season
ADDING COLOUR TO DIWALI: A market in Sector 17, Chandigarh, all decked up for the festival season. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Tribune Impact
Civic body marks inquiry into safai karamcharis’ absence
Chandigarh, October 24
A day after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted that 78 per cent of the safai karamcharis were found absent in four sectors and at Colony No. 4 during morning hours, MC Joint Commissioner Rajiv Gupta today marked an inquiry into the matter.

Chd Club penalised
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Club has been penalised for imposing "past dues" of over Rs 65,000 on a member. The forum has directed the club to withdraw the notice and pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for the mental agony caused to complainant.



Better Mohali
Mohali MC officials sleep as heaps of garbage soar
An MC vehicle unloads garbage in the seasonal Patiala ki Rao rivulet near the Industrial Area, Phase VIII-B, in Mohali on ThursdayMohali: In sheer violation of environmental issues and pollution regulatory norms and even against the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Mohali administration has been dumping the entire town’s garbage into seasonal rivulet “Patiala ki Rao” at Sector 76 for around past seven years.

An MC vehicle unloads garbage in the seasonal Patiala ki Rao rivulet near the Industrial Area, Phase VIII-B, in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

city sanitation
2 yrs on, no inspection by panel
Chandigarh, October 24
While the sanitation committee is all set to go on a tour to other cities to study their sanitation models, for the last two years, it has not conducted any surprise inspection in the city to take stock of the sanitary condition.

Laptop thieves on the prowl
Chandigarh, October 24
A gang of thieves, who steal laptops and valuable items from parked cars by breaking their windowpanes, is active this festive season with around a dozen such incidents reported in October alone. Three such incidents have been reported in the city in the last 24 hours.

Safai workers hold protest
Chandigarh, October 24
Members of the Safai Karamchari Union today staged a protest in Sector 17 and later submitted a memorandum to the UT officials.

medical negligence
Victim girl’s father takes U-turn
Chandigarh, October 24
In a U-turn, a woman, who had raised serious allegations against the GMSH-16 doctors, accusing them of damaging her fallopian tubes after a surgery, refused to pursue the inquiry today. Moreover, the 21-year-old woman’s father stated that no such ‘problem’ now existed as they had got the report analysed from various other doctors.

Close shave for visitors at RLA office
Chandigarh, October 24
Hundreds of visitors, who had come to deposit their dues at the registration and the licensing authority’s office at Sector 17, had a narrow escape today as a concrete cement slab fell on the shed. The incident occurred at around 12:30 pm when the people had queued up at the counters to deposit their dues.

Excise officer challaned
Chandigarh, October 24
The Chandigarh Traffic police today issued a challan to the Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) of Lalru for putting a blue beacon atop his private car without mandatory permission.
A traffic jam at the Cricket Stadium roundabout in Chandigarh on Thursday
A traffic jam at the Cricket Stadium roundabout in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Dengue case
Chandigarh, October 24
A dengue case was reported in the city today. The total number of patients contracting dengue has reached 489 in the current season. A total of three deaths have been reported at city hospitals.

Decomposed body found at farmhouse
Mohali, October 24
An unidentified body in a highly decomposed state has been recovered from a deserted farmhouse at Mullanpur village here.

Masses apprised of women-centric schemes
Mohali, October 24
The District Legal Services Authority today organised a seminar on the subject, ‘Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005’ at Rattan Group of Institutions, Sohana, here today.


MP Pawan Bansal, Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka, scientist Yashpal and PU VC Arun Grover during the release of a commemorative postal stamp at the PU on Thursday Postal stamp released at PU
Chandigarh, October 24
A new postage stamp of Prof Ruchi Ram Sahni was released at Panjab University (PU) today, on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversay of Sahni.

(From left) MP Pawan Bansal, Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka, scientist Yashpal and PU VC Arun Grover during the release of a commemorative postal stamp at the PU on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Eye camp organised
Chandigarh: The Tribune Model School organised an eye camp for students in collaboration with Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Medical Centre and Ram Krishna Mission Ashram, Chandigarh. The weeklong programme, under the Child Eye Care project, led by Dr Nivedita Singh and her team of eye experts examined students and provided medicines and spectacles, free of cost.

Winners of science wizard competition felicitated
Chandigarh, October 24
Winners of the Tribune Education’s Science Wizard competition, that was held earlier this month, were awarded at the Tribune office here today.

250 foreign students attend youth camp
Mohali, October 24
The three-day 2013 International Youth Fellowship World Camp, which aimed at providing an opportunity to the youth to develop their potential, organised at Chitkara University, Rajpura campus, concluded today.


rajindra hospital
Contractual nurses block traffic for over 7 hours
Patiala, October 24
Contractual nurses hold a protest at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, on Thursday The health services at Government Rajindra Hospital here received a major setback as hundreds of protesting contractual staff nurses seeking regularisation of their services locked the gates of the hospital and did not allow nursing students, who were doing most of the work of the hospital in their absence, to enter the hospital.
Contractual nurses hold a protest at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Man arrested with 500 gm of smack
Ambala, October 24
The Parao police of the Ambala cantonment has recovered 500 gm of smack from a resident of Uttar Pradesh late this evening.

Protest against shelling on Indian border outposts
Ambala, October 24
The Anti-Terrorist Front of India burnt the Pakistan’s flag to protest against the heavy shelling on 52 Indian border outposts by the Pakistani Rangers in Ambala City today.

‘Rural haat’ building inaugurated near Ropar
Ropar, October 24
Former minister Satwant Kaur Sandhu and Ropar Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Amarjeet Singh Shahi inaugurated a ‘rural haat’ building at Chaklan village near here today. The move will help in selling goods prepared by farmers, women and self-help groups in the nearby villages.

Robbery bid foiled; 2 held
Ambala, October 24
The Baldev Nagar police has nabbed two youths who were planning to commit a robbery in the area. The police recovered a country made pistol and an iron rod from them.


High Court raps PU for wrongly imposing fine on DAV College
Chandigarh, October 24
Rapping Panjab University on its knuckles for its failure to take “remedial steps” despite a clear-cut verdict, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has imposed costs of Rs 50,000.

Cheating in exam
Two turn approver
Chandigarh, October 24
In a significant development, two accused in case of cheating and criminal conspiracy in the examinations for some posts of ASI in the Central police forces turned approvers in the CBI court. The CBI today moved an application in the court informing about the development.

Priest’s murder
Key accused gets 10-yr jail
Panchkula, October 24
In the priest murder case at Morni, the local court pronounced 10-year jail term to one accused and five-year sentence to the other three accused here today.

Monica’s death case
CFSL report submitted in court
Chandigarh, October 24
The UT police today placed the CFSL report before the court during the resumed hearing of the murder case of a computer teacher of a prominent school in the city. She was found hanging at her residence in Sector 18 in October last year. The report had confirmed that Monica was murdered and it was not a suicide, as alleged by her in-laws.


Drunk man enters restricted 3BRD area
Chandigarh, October 24
A youth, who was in an inebriated state, accelerated his his
Bolero SUV into the restricted area at the prohibited 3BRD area late last night. The man has been identified as Gursharan. He was later booked for rash driving and challaned under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Man held for betting during India-Oz tie
Chandigarh, October 24
The crime branch of the UT Police arrested a bookie, identified as Mintoo Mathwan, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, who was alluring gullible people to bet during the India Australia one-day match played at Ranchi yesterday.


PU win baseball meet
Chandigarh, October 24
The hosts Panjab University have won the All-India Inter-university Baseball (Men's) Championship for the session 2013-14. The finals were played between Panjab University and Delhi University on the PU campus today. The PU team defeated the Delhi team 3-1.

CBSE cluster athletics
Patiala, October 24
A three-day 18th CBSE Cluster XV Athletics Meet today kicked off at Budha Dal Sports Complex here amid great sports extravaganza. As many as 77 teams from various CBSE-affiliated schools of Punjab and Haryana are participating in it.

Spinners script Punjab win
Mohali, October 24
Punjab beat JKCA by 50 runs in a league match of the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. Punjab, batting first, posted a good total of 259 for 9 in 50 overs. Nikhil Choudhary (90), Anmolpreet Singh (57) and Karan Sharma (42) were the main scorers for Punjab. For JKCA, Aaqib Nazir 3 for 55 and Shubham Khajuria 2 for 28 were the main wicket takers.

KV meet begins
Chandigarh, October 24
The 44th Kendriya Vidyalaya National Sports Meet began today in Chandigarh with the official inaguration of the games by Chandigarh Administrator Shivraj Patil at the sports complex in Sector 42.

Hockey trials
Chandigarh, October 24
Venue for the hockey trials has been changed from the Hockey Stadium, Sector 18, to GMSSS, Sector 37-B.


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