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Birthday celebrations turn sour
Panchkula, October 28
Two youths were killed and four others were injured when a Swift car rammed into a Tata 407 mini-truck at the Old Panchkula light point last night.

The mangled remains of the Swift car and the Tata-407 mini-truck.

The mangled remains of the Swift car and the Tata-407 mini-truck. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal



EARLIER STORIES



Tragedy strikes Sahilís family
Panchkula, October 28
Fearing something bad had happened, Sahilís elder brother Ricky kept on calling on his cellphone not knowing that he had died. Even during the birthday bash, Ricky called Sahil and asked him to come home immediately. A passer-by noticed Sahilís cellphone ringing and informed Ricky his brother had been killed in the accident.

waste management
Civic body looks for consultants
Chandigarh, October 28
A six-member committee of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has proposed to hire consultants from Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to assist the civic body to manage waste generated in the city.

Transport undertaking suffers Rs 3-cr loss
Chandigarh, October 28
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) suffered a loss of around Rs 3 crore as its long route buses could not complete the scheduled kilometres allowed under the reciprocal agreement with other states. Due to curtailment of kilometres owing to shortage of operating staff and withdrawing of buses from long routes, the CTU could not earn the projected revenue.

Road accident: Insurance firm told to pay Rs 15-cr relief
Panchkula, October 28
A court today asked an insurance company to pay a claim of Rs 15 crore to the family of accident victims.



COMMUNITY

Better Chandigarh
Unnoticed, they slowly eat into the pace of city
The police has failed to regulate the movement of cycle rickshaws even when there are well-defined bylaws to check the menace. In the Part II of the series, The Tribune reporters Aneesha Sareen and Ritika Jha Palial do a reality check on why rickshaw-pullers are rarely challaned in the City Beautiful
Cycle rickshaws near the traffic lights of Sectors 44 and 45 on Monday. They are habitual offenders on zebra crossings. Considered the cheapest mode of transport since ages, the cycle rickshaw has emerged as a traffic menace over the years. Even as the Chandigarh Traffic Police laments that there is no law to regulate cyclists in the city, the police has failed to regulate the movement of cycle rickshaws even when there are well-defined bylaws to check the menace.

Cycle rickshaws near the traffic lights of Sectors 44 and 45 on Monday. They are habitual offenders on zebra crossings. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

sukhna lake
Sensitive ecosystem put at stake
A huge rush on the final day of the Chandigarh Street Art and Food Festival at Sukhna Lake. Chandigarh, October 28
The sensitive ecosystem of Sukhna Lake has been put at stake for promoting tourism through regular cultural activities in the area. The last few months have seen a spurt in the number of such cultural activities, mostly organised by CITCO and the Department of Tourism. By succeeding in the endeavour of attracting residents and tourists, these fests are disturbing the eco-sensitive zone.
A huge rush on the final day of the Chandigarh Street Art and Food Festival at Sukhna Lake. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


A policeman pastes a reflector on a bicycle, while the other two challan a two-wheeler rider for using the lane meant for cycles at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Monday.
Tribune impact: A policeman pastes a reflector on a bicycle, while the other two challan a two-wheeler rider for using the lane meant for cycles at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

CII fair ends on a high note
Chandigarh, October 28
The 18th CII Chandigarh Fair concluded today with an overwhelming response. All the pavilions at the fair attracted huge crowds who purchased a wide variety of fine garments, Diwali gifts, decorative items, latest electronic gadgets, unique handicrafts, antique pieces, carpets, footwear, personal care, health & beauty products, kitchen appliances, home furniture, vehicles, Pakistani items, real estate products and a host of other items.

death near guest house
Victim was killed, accuse kin
Chandigarh, October 28
A high drama was witnessed outside the Sector 26 police station today, when family members of a man who was reportedly killed in an accident alleged that the deceased was murdered and the police was shielding the accused.

hong kong kidnapping
The news of rescue brought a sigh of relief, says Maviís friend
Mohali, October 28
The news of the rescue of three persons from Punjab kidnapped at Hong Kong brought a sigh of relief to the family and friends of the Mohali-based victim, Satwinder Singh Mavi.

Security norms flouted at Diwali fair
No police personnel and metal detectors were evident at the entrance to the Diwali trade fair in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. Panchkula, October 28
No security norms have been followed at the Diwali trade fair which is being held at Sector 5 parade ground, Panchkula, putting lives of the visitors at risk despite of the fact that the site selected is a vulnerable place for the bad elements to act ahead of the festival. Not even a single police official is deployed at the site of the fair.

No police personnel and metal detectors were evident at the entrance to the Diwali trade fair in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

garbage menace
Residents stage protest
Chandigarh, October 28
Residents of Sector 21-C today protested near the garbage collecting centre of the area against the foul smell being spread in the area by the overflowing waste there.

attack on police station
We were falsely implicated: Accused
Mohali, October 28
An accused in the case of attack on the Naya Gaon police station on January 10, Amit Kumar Saini, today alleged he and his acquaintances were implicated in a false case by the Mohali police.

Gas cylinders seized
Chandigarh, October 28
The UT Food and Supplies Department today raided shops at the Sector 15 rehri market and seized 10 domestic gas cylinders being used for commercial purposes illegally.

Panchkula MC to have office in Sector 3
Chandigarh, October 28
After running from a community centre in Sector 4 for more than a decade, Panchkula Municipal Corporation is all set to move out. For, the Haryana Urban Planning and Development Authority have finally allotted land for establishing the MC office in Sector 3 Panchkula.

Residents protest against property tax
Mohali, October 28
About 200 residents of the town and adjoining villages took to the roads to protest led by Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu against property tax, being imposed by the Punjab Government.

Woman accuses 3 of rape
Mohali, October 28
A 28-year-old woman today accused three persons of raping her. A resident of Phase I, the woman alleged that the main accused, Paramjeet Singh, alias Pamma, had been raping her for past several months, while making false promises of marrying her.


EDUCATION

Students of Vivek High School present the play ĎAlice in Wonderlandí in Chandigarh on Monday. Children bring stage to life
Chandigarh, October 28
As part of its ongoing founderís week celebrations, students of the junior wing of Vivek High School, Sector 38, presented a play ďAlice in WonderlandĒ at the school auditorium here this evening.

Students of Vivek High School present the play ĎAlice in Wonderlandí in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep tewari

Students show the innovative glove in Chandigarh. Chitkara students design navigation glove for visually impaired
Chandigarh, October 28
Engineering students of Chitkara University have designed a navigation glove for visually impaired persons. The glove is fitted with ultra-sonic sensors that alert the disabled person if there is any object on the direction of the hand in the range of 3 meters. A team of Chitkara University students, including Abhinav S Verma, Anchal Gupta, Kartar Kaur, Chirag Rajpal and Gursimrat Singh Bhullar, has come up with the glove.





Students show the innovative glove in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

St Johnís school installs solar-powered lamps
Chandigarh, October 28
As part of its efforts to harness solar power, St Johnís High School, Sector 26, installed 10 solar-powered lamps on its premises with the help of KPMG, leading providers of risk, financial and business advisory and corporate governance.

Panache 2013 begins at Manav Mangal
Mohali, October 28
A two-day cultural extravaganza began at Manav Mangal Smart School here today. The event, Panache 2013, began with the school presentation followed by a prayer dance.

Contests mark International Animation Day
Mohali, October 28
Live sketching, real-time portrait designing, clay modelling, live digital painting, 3D graphics designing, live photography, 3D gaming, face painting and mask painting competitions marked International Animation Day on the Chandigarh University campus today.

Students captivate audience
Mohali, October 28
Anees School wore a festive look with lights and a riot of balloons at the annual day celebrations in which students captivated the audience with a spectacular show.

from schools
Computer carnival
Chandigarh: Stepping Stones School, Sector 37, played host to the annual computer carnival. This year, the underlying theme of the competition segments was related to cyber crime. The students from class III onwards participated in various individual-based competitions like Ms Paint Brush, Ms Word Poster Making, and team competitions in Ms Excel, Ms Powerpoint and Technology Quiz.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Spurious khoya floods Kalka markets
Kalka, October 28
As the festival of lights is drawing near, quintals of spurious Khoya is being supplied in Kalka, putting the health of people on stake.

0001 goes for Rs 2.25 lakh
Ropar, October 28
The Registration and Licensing Authority has collected nearly Rs 20 lakh through the auction of the vanity numbers today. The highest bid of Rs 2.55 lakh was for the number PB 12U 0001. It had a reserve price of Rs 50,000.

Members of the winning team strike a pose in Patiala.  cricket tournament
Dehradun script victory
Patiala, October 28
A seven-day cricket tournament (U-16) for boys at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV)-2 DMW, Patiala concluded today.


Members of the winning team strike a pose in Patiala. A Tribune Photograph

Yadavindra school holds 65th Annual Sports Day
Patiala, October 28
Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, celebrated its 65th Annual Sports Day recently. A school re-union was also organised on the occasion.

basketball meet
DPS Amritsar clinch title
Ambala, October 28
Closing ceremony of the Inter-Delhi Public School (DPS) Basketball Tournament for boys was organised on the DPS campus here.


COURTS

Dacoity: Panchkula court acquits 10
Panchkula, October 28
A local court today acquitted 10 persons arrested for committing dacoity at a eunuchsí house in 2011.

allotment of plots
Petitioners accuse govt of favouritism
Chandigarh, October 28
Alleging the arbitrary allotment of industrial plots in Panchkula by the Haryana government, two retd colonel have filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Challenging the allotments, Col SK Jain and other residents of Panchkula have sought the issuance of directions to quash the allotment.



CRIME

Medicines worth Rs 9 lakh stolen from Zirakpur godown
Mohali, October 28
In yet another case of theft of medicines from godowns, the miscreants have taken away medicines worth around Rs 9 lakh from Wallace Pharma at Zirakpur.

Man held for eve-teasing
Chandigarh, October 28
The UT police today arrested a newspaper vendor for eve-teasing. The accused, identified as Vinod Kumar of Sector 7, allegedly passed lewd remarks at a student of MCM DAV College.

Man booked for thrashing woman
Zirakpur, October 28
The police has booked a person on the charges of teasing and beating up a woman at Jarnail Enclave here on Monday.



SPORTS

City lad eyes Indian Super Football League Cíship
Chandigarh, October 28
Few possess the courage to carve a niche for themselves and even fewer have the capability to continue with the achieverís tag.

Players in action during the All India Inter-University Baseball Championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh. Baseball : Punjabi University trounce North Maharashtra eves
Chandigarh, October 28
Punjabi University, Patiala, defeated North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, in a one-sided match during the ongoing All India Inter-University Baseball Championship for Women.

Players in action during the All India Inter-University Baseball Championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Gautam, Simran notch top spot in 400m
Mohali, October 28
In the ongoing three-day district-level tournament organised for students of primary schools set up across the district, Ravi Kumar from Sohana won the 100-m race. Karanjit Singh of Lohgarh notched the second spot in the same event.

football tourney
Sacred Heart School lift trophy
The winning team in a jubilant mood after winning the Inter-School Football Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. Chandigarh, October 28
In the Inter-School Football Tournament for girls (U-19), Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, defeated Carmel Convent School, Sector 26. The stint concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, here today

The winning team in a jubilant mood after winning the Inter-School Football Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Local shooter felicitated
Chandigarh, October 28
The Directorate of Sports, Panjab University, facilitated local international-level shooter Anjum Moudgil, here today.

cricket championship
Swapnil hogs limelight
Chandigarh, October 28
Saupinís School, Sector 32, beat St Anneís School during the ongoing first Guru Nanak Public School Cricket Cup for Boys (U-17), here today.

 



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