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UT police in the dock
Chandigarh, October 29
Naunihal Singh, SSP, UTRP Upadhyaya, IGP, U Two ITBP head constables, who were wrongly booked in a fake currency case in May this year, have filed a Rs 15 lakh defamation suit against the UT police seeking damages for the physical and mental trauma caused to them.

Naunihal Singh, SSP, UTRP Upadhyaya, IGP, UT 





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Nodal agency seeks details of action taken by PGI 
Chandigarh, October 29
The Advanced Trauma Centre at the PGI, Chandigarh. A file photo The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India, has sought details of action taken by the PGIMER on the grievances of patients submitted on the portal in the past few months.

The Advanced Trauma Centre at the PGI, Chandigarh. A file photo

Excise Department fails to sell liquor vends yet again
Chandigarh, October 29
There are no takers for liquor vends in the city. An attempt made by the UT Excise and Taxation Department to sell off 77 liquor vends proved futile , as not a single bid was received against the vends, today being the last day. This was the sixth attempt to dispose of the vends.

Raid at Sector 26 Grain Market
Chandigarh, October 29
Mohammed Shayin, UT Deputy Commissioner, inspects the licence of a stall owner selling firecrackers at the Sector 26 Grain Market in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan A day after being asked by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to check encroachments in the Sector 26 Grain Market, the UT Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by a battery of officials, conducted a raid in the market today.



Mohammed Shayin, UT Deputy Commissioner, inspects the licence of a stall owner selling firecrackers at the Sector 26 Grain Market in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Sellers flout safety norms at cracker market 
Kurali, October 29
Firecrackers being sold in the open at Kurali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu In the regionís biggest wholesale firecracker market, several safety norms are being flouted by the sellers with impunity right under the nose of the authorities.





Firecrackers being sold in the open at Kurali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

UT Adviser pulls up officials 
Chandigarh, October 29
UT Adviser KK Sharma pulled up various department heads for not completing their projects on time.


COMMUNITY

30 quintal of sweets destroyed 
Zirakpur, October 29
Health Department officials with the seized sweets from a cold storage in Zirakpur on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph In perhaps the biggest raid by the Health officials in the region this season, a team of Punjab food inspectors raided a cold storage here and seized 30 quintal of fungus-laiden sweets. The sweets stored in plastic boxes were found from Baba Ajit Singh storage.




Health Department officials with the seized sweets from a cold storage in Zirakpur on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Better panchkula/ mohali
Cyclists, rickshaw-pullers have a free run

Panchkula
Exclusive tracks donít figure in planning

The township of Panchkula known for its open spaces hardly has any designated place for cyclists. Itís a free run for cycle rickshaws here with no regulation of their movement. In the absence of rules, the police is not able to challan them.

Crackers to be sold at 2 sites in Mohali
Mohali, October 29
Gone are the days when residents could buy crackers for Diwali at more than 10 authorised sites in Mohali. The administration has restricted the sale to only two places. The crackers will now be sold only in the open space near Bassi theatre in Phase II and in the vacant area in Phase VIII. Those interested in selling crackers will be given only three daysí time to dispose of their stocks starting from November 1.

22-yr-old youth falls off tractor, dies
Panchkula, October 29
A 22-year-old youth was crushed under a tractor at a construction site near Amravati in Panchkula.

Upset over officials' apathy, man resorts to agitation
Chandigarh, October 29
Om Prakas, a resident of Hallo Majra, protests outside the residence of MP Pawan Kumar Bansal at Sector 28, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Upset with officials of the UT Administration and MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, Hallo Majra resident Om Prakash, who was allegedly manhandled by the security staff of UT Administrator Shivraj Patil, during a hearing session in October last year, today staged a dharna outside Bansal's residence in Sector 28.


Om Prakas, a resident of Hallo Majra, protests outside the residence of MP Pawan Kumar Bansal at Sector 28, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Encroachments galore at PGI
Chandigarh, October 29 Food vendors at the new shopping complex on the PGI premises have encroached upon corridors. The PGI authorities seem to have adopted a slack approach towards getting the encroachments removed. "The authorities should ease the congestion at the Gol Market (new shopping complex)," said a patient. 

Child welfare staff vent ire
Chandigarh, October 29
Employees of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) today staged a dharna against the UT social welfare department.

Brain stroke affecting youngsters, say doctors
Chandigarh, October 29
Brain stroke is now affecting patients as young as 20-year old say experts. According to experts at the PGIMER stroke is not only related to stress but to sedentary lifestyle which silently increases blood pressures. These are symptoms which are often ignored but stroke attacks instantly and golden hour is exceptionally limited in saving patients from irreversible damages, said the doctors.

Cancer awareness camp marks concluding ceremony of AFWWA 
Chandigarh, October 29
Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) week celebrations concluded with a cancer detection camp at No.3 Base Repair Depot, here today.

Panache-2013 ends on high note
Mohali, October 29
A two-day cultural extravaganza, Panache-2013, concluded at Manav Mangal Smart School here today .


EDUCATION

Campaign to spread awareness on brain stroke begins
Chandigarh, October 29
Students of Panjab University celebrate World Stroke Day at the Student Centre on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari A week-long campaign to create awareness about brain stroke started today on the Panjab University campus.






Students of Panjab University celebrate World Stroke Day at the Student Centre on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Students bring laurels
Panchkula, October 29
Two students of Hallmark Public School, Panchkula, have made a mark in the skating event held as part of the CBSE North Zone Inter-School Sports & Games Competition, 2013-14, organised recently.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD

SGGSW varsity to remain closed today
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 29
To mourn the death of a Mtech computer science student, Varinder Singh of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World (SGGSW) University, who died in a road accident yesterday, the university will remain close tomorrow, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia.

Residents bear brunt of police hunt
Manakpur (Pinjore), October 29
The Government Railway Police's hunt for stone throwers, who targeted a coach of the Kalka-Shirdi train on October 6, is giving sleepless nights to residents of Manakpur village in Pinjore.

COURTS

Man gets 2-year jail for killing 55-yr-old 
Panchkula, October 29
The local court today awarded two years of imprisonment to the accused who shot a 55-year-old man accidentally at a wedding function in Pinjore, Panchkula. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 7,000. The accused has been identified as Vikram.

Rape accused sent to police remand
Mohali, October 29
A local court today sent three rape accused, Paramjit Singh Pamma, Lovepreet alias Lovy and Baba Bhola Singh to one-day remand under police custody, here today.

Immigration firm told to pay damages
Chandigarh, October 29
The Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised Ganga Immigration and Education Services for duping a couple.

CRIME

Man held for Rs 10 cr fraud
Panchkula, October 29 The Panchkula police today arrested a person for cheating people in the grab of property dealer. The accused, identified as Srikrishna Acharya owns a flat in Sector 21 and Zirakpur.

Punjabi actorís passport seized
Chandigarh, October 29
Punjabi film actor Anshu Sahni, popularly known as Preeto, is in trouble as the regional passport officer, Chandigarh, has seized her passport.

Over 50 persons duped of Rs 50 lakh
Chandigarh, October 29
The police has booked a resident of Kerala for duping more than 50 persons of Rs 50 lakh.

SPORTS

A ray of hope for players
Chandigarh, October 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has come to the rescue of six players, who were not admitted to the Chandigarh Hockey and Football Academy, owing to the alleged age variances. The court has passed a legal notice asking the sports secretary to take action within the stipulated time.

A player strikes a shot during the All-India Inter-University Baseball Championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari PU trounce RTM University
Chandigarh, October 29
The host team of Panjab University defeated RTM University, Nagpur, in the ongoing All-India Inter-University Baseball Championship for Women, being organised by Panjab University, here today.

A player strikes a shot during the All-India Inter-University Baseball Championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

GNPS cricket academy beat British School
Chandigarh, October 29
In the ongoing second Satluj Premier Leauge, Guru Nanak Public School Cricket Academy defeated the British School, Panchkula, by 9 wickets, here today.

GMSSS-22 striker manhandled, CFA player shown red card
Chandigarh, October 29
A match in progress during the RF Saupinís Football Championship for Girls at Saupinís School, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan During a match of the Inter-School Football Championship for boys (U-19), players of the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) allegedly manhandled a player of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22 (GMSSS), here.


A match in progress during the RF Saupinís Football Championship for Girls at Saupinís School, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Re-trials for local cricket team on November 5
Chandigarh, October 29
The UT Education department will be organising re-trials to select probable players for the local cricket team, here.

MDAV School blank GMHS-43 in kho-kho
Chandigarh, October 29
MDAV School, Sector 22, defeated Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 43, by four points in the boys (U-14) category, during the State Kho-Kho Championship for Men and Women, here today. In the girls (U-14) event, GMHS-35, beat GMHS-46, by 3 points. 

GMSSS-22 pave way for semifinals
Chandigarh, October 29
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22, steered in the semifinals of the ongoing seventh RF Saupin's Football Championship for girls, at Saupin's Schools, Sector 32, here today.

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