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Prisoner slits wrist in court lock-up
Panchkula, October 31
In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old prisoner, slit his wrist vein with a blade in the prisoner lock-up room of the Panchkula district court here this afternoon just few minutes after he handed over a suicide letter to the CBI court.


Train passengers denied e-tickets against waiting seats
Chandigarh, October 31
Defeating the very purpose of e-ticketing, that started today by the Chandigarh Administration as a pilot project at Sector 7 e-sampark centre, rail passengers were denied e-tickets after UT's Information Technology (IT) Department unilaterally decided not to issue tickets against waiting seats.

Dinesh Kumar, a resident, was denied e-ticket against waiting seats at the e-Sampark centre in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
Dinesh Kumar, a resident, was denied e-ticket against waiting seats at the e-Sampark centre in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday

booth scam
Bansal not for fair probe: Former ADC
Chandigarh, October 31
Former UT Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) PS Shergill, who had conducted a magisterial probe in the infamous booth scam, today, targeted former Union Railways Minister and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal in the booth scam.

My resignation was wrong: Bansal
Chandigarh, October 31
“I resigned from the post of the Union Railways Minister in keeping with the democratic set-up of the country, but my resignation was wrong.” Former Union Railways Minister and local Member of Parliament (MP) Pawan Kumar Bansal said this at a press conference in the Mayor’s room after the MC House meeting today.
Local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal (extreme left) tries to reply to allegations made by the BJP amid protests during the MC House meeting in Chandigarh on Thursday
Local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal (extreme left) tries to reply to allegations made by the BJP amid protests during the MC House meeting in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Local MP finds it difficult to handle Cong councillors
Chandigarh, October 31
It seems that after the Railgate, even Congress councillors have started ignoring local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal’s directions. In today’s House meeting, Bansal was finding it difficult to control councillors belonging to his party, unlike the previous times.

Two hurt in house collapse
Panchkula, October 31
Two persons were injured when a house collapsed due to incessant rain at Chandi Kotla village near here this evening. The victims, Sangeeta and Chaman Lal were rushed to General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, from where Lal was further referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The Chandi Kotla village lies in the landslide and flash-flood prone area. Sangeeta, who lives in a rented accommodation in the nearby village, had come to see the repair work of her house that had developed cracks at Chadi Kotla.

Sangeeta, one of the survivors of the mishap, being taken to PGI in Chandigarh. A tribune photograph

Sangeeta, one of the survivors of the mishap, being taken to PGI in Chandigarh

Govt schools closed tomorrow, Monday
UT Government schools will remain closed on Saturday and Monday. Officials of the department informed that the decision was taken after consultation with school heads and teachers.


Coldest October 31 in 8 years
Chandigarh, October 31
The city today witnessed the coldest day in October in the past eight years. According to the meteorological department, the maximum temperature today was 21.1 degree Celsius (nine notches below normal), a temperature that is quite unusual to witness during this time of year. The city also received 6.9 mm rainfall today.
Girls save themselves from rain in tricity on Thursday Girls save themselves from rain in tricity on Thursday
Girls save themselves from rain in tricity on Thursday. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan and Vicky Gharu

Safeguard your legal rights, ask for a bill from shopkeepers
Chandigarh, October 31
Despite the frequent surprise raids by the local excise department, local sweets and dry fruit shops are not issuing bills to consumers against the sale proceeds. As checked by the Tribune, most of the shops were found selling dry fruits and sweets without issuing any cash memo or sale invoice to the consumers.

3 quintal of khoya destroyed
Mohali, October 31
The district administration destroyed more than three quintals of khoya, sweets and bakery products. The items were highly contaminated and had been prepared under unhygienic conditions.

diwali bonanza
UT Administration extends retirement age
Chandigarh, October 31
On the occasion of Diwali, the UT administration today announced the extension of the retirement age from 59 years to 60 years for its employees falling under Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D categories.

Centre told to create awareness on RTI in city
Chandigarh, October 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Central Government to take adequate steps for organising programmes to generate awareness on the Right to Information Act in the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Chaos prevails at RLA office
Chandigarh, October 31
Chaos prevailed at the registration and licensing authority office in the complex of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (East), when over 100 applicants turned up to get high-security registration plates (HSRP) affixed on their vehicles on the last day of doing the same for series CH-01-AR.
Residents turn up in huge numbers to get high-security registration plates affixed on their vehicles in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
Residents turn up in huge numbers to get high-security registration plates affixed on their vehicles in Chandigarh on Thursday

Dengue cases on the rise
Chandigarh, October 31
The number of dengue cases is on a rise, creating panic among people suffering from high fever. A total of eight cases have been reported in past three days, taking the total number of cases in the current season to 62.

Safety first: The Chandigarh police conducts a mock drill at Elante Mall in Industrial Area, Phase I, in Chandigarh on Thursday
Safety first: The Chandigarh police conducts a mock drill at Elante Mall in Industrial Area, Phase I, in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sangharsh panel objects to MC decision
Mohali, October 31
A single objection was filed by Sector 76-80 Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee, over the decision of the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MMC) to extend its limits. The committee stated that it was not a right decision to place Sector 76-80 under the MC, as the sectors lacked efficiency and has not been completely developed yet.

make a difference
Array of events planned for anniversary celebrations
Chandigarh, October 31
The NGO ‘Make A Difference’ (MAD) will be celebrating seven years of its existence with a series of events to be organied across the city. MAD was started with the objective to provide quality education to underprivileged children.


re-evaluation system
PU starts intra-networking
Chandigarh, October 31
With an aim to overhaul the re-evaluation system which used to take at least around three-weeks to produce results, the Panjab University (PU) Examination branch has introduced intra-networking of four different branches involved in the re-evaluation process, which would complete the post re-evaluation process in a day.

PU to keep mess open on Diwali
Chandigarh, October 31
The hostellers at Panjab University (PU) who stay back in hostels during Diwali won’t go hungry this year as the university has planned to make arrangements for their food in one of the hostel mess. Earlier, all the mess and canteens in the university used to be closed on the eve of the festival.

Anti-cracker campaign culminates
Chandigarh, October 31
Yuvsatta’s 10-day long anti-cracker campaign culminated with the closing ceremony at Gurukul Global School, Manimajra. Organised in collaboration with the Environment Department of Chandigarh, the NGO motivated thousands of children to take pledge to stay away from crackers this Diwali.

91 students get placed
Mohali, October 31
Unisys, Wipro Technologies and Data64 Cyber Solutions recruited 91 students of the BTech-2014 batches during a placement week held at the Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes (RBGI) here.

Education fest organised
Chandigarh, October 31
Fostering a career environment for students with a positive culture and opportunities for progress, Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector-45, came up with a novel idea of holding career-education Fest-‘Dishaayein 2013’ on its campus. The idea was to provide career counseling and guidance on professional courses to students.

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) in collaboration with CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh and IISER-Mohali would host 79th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc.) from November 8 to 10. IASc. is considered the leading academy amongst the three premier academies of science, promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches in the country.

Festive fervour
Chandigarh: St Teresa Convent School celebrated the festival of light with great pomp and show on Wednesday. The Class I students made colorful diyas, while the Class II children designed candles, decorated these with different materials. Students of Classes III and IV made the traditional Toran for wishing a healthy and prosperous life to all.


Patiala Khalsa College students visit Punjab Legislative Assembly
Patiala, October 31
Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a visit to Punjab Legislative Assembly special session on Wednesday for the students as well as the faculty members of Master of Leadership Development (MLD) course. MLD is a UGC sponsored innovative course started in India for the first time by Khalsa College, Patiala.

scooter-bike collision
Army men go on rampage
Ambala, October 31
A group of army personnel today went on rampage in civilian areas after the bike of one of their colleagues collided with the scooter of a local resident. The incident occurred at around 1 pm when the scooter of a local resident was hit by the bike of an army man near the civil hospital in Ambala Cantonment.
Aditya Puri after being rescued by the police outside the Civil Hospital near the Ambala Cantonment on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Aditya Puri after being rescued by the police outside the Civil Hospital near the Ambala Cantonment on Thursday

Fire breaks out at judicial complex
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 31
A fire broke out in one of the five ‘Malkhans’ (a place where seized goods are stored) on the ground floor of the District Judicial Complex yesterday. A lot of case properties like seized drugs, narcotics and ammunition were destroyed in the incident whereas, records and registers in which case properties are mentioned have been saved.

100 units of blood donated at camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 31
District Red Cross Society organised a mega blood donation camp at Civil Hospital here today. Poonam Sekhri, Chairperson District Red Cross Society-cum-President Hospital welfare section inaugurated the camp. More than 100 units of blood were donated.

Tragedy averted as bus hits tipper
Ropar, October 31
A major tragedy averted when a bus hit a tipper at the Nangal-Ropar highway and the tipper driver losing control over the vehicle ran over the filling machines of nearby petrol pump here today. Fortunately, all the passengers of the bus escaped with minor injuries.


Fitness centre penalised
Chandigarh, October 31
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a fitness centre, Anytime India Fitness Pvt Ltd, to refund Rs 8,491 and pay Rs 5,000, towards compensation and litigation costs, to a complainant who alleged that the centre was shut down without any prior notice and the deposited fee was not returned even after repeated attempts to contact the management.

graft case
Charges framed against suspended I-T officer
Chandigarh, October 31
A local CBI court today framed charges against the suspended Income Tax officer RK Jain, who was arrested in a bribe case in February this year. He was charged under Sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

rape cases
HC serves notice on UT
Chandigarh, October 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today served notice on the Chandigarh Administration on a petition filed in public interest for appropriate action against top police officers who fail to ensure compliance with the latest provisions of the CrPC that pertain to rape cases.

Suspended constable sent to jail
Chandigarh, October 31
A suspended constable of the Chandigarh Police was sentenced to a three-month term by a local court on Thursday. The accused, Jagbeer Singh, was also imposed a fine of Rs 250.


Woman commits suicide
Mohali, October 31
A 28-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide with her ‘dupatta’ at her residence in Kurali on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Sapna. Family of the deceased alleged that she was being harassed by her husband, Pooran Chand, and his parents for dowry.

Woman kidnaps infant
Chandigarh, October 31
A 27-day-old girl child was allegedly kidnapped from the gynaecology ward of Government Multi Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, last evening. A woman, who introduced herself as a social worker residing in Mani Majra, took the infant’s family to the hospital on the pretext of getting Rs 8,000 and baby food under a government scheme for the economically weaker section.

Motorcyclist injured in mishap
Mohali, October 31
A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries when a car hit him after having collided with another speedy car at Phase IX today morning. The injured identified as Jaspal Singh, an ex-serviceman and a resident of Balari Kalan village, Fatehgarh Sahib, has been shifted to PGI, Chandigarh.

Group clash: Two open fire
Panchkula, October 31
Two youths opened fire in the air near Ashiana flats Sector 20 in a group clash that took place here late this evening. Four youths from Ashiana flats had a brawl with some youths hailing from Punjab outside the flats. The victims who reside at the Ashiana flats said they were hit with sluggers and rods.


Panjab University lift baseball trophy
Chandigarh, October 31
Panjab University (PU) won the All-India Inter-University Baseball Championship for the session. The championship concluded on the grounds of Panjab University, here today. Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, secured the first runners-up and the second runners-up spot, respectively.

Punjab vs Tamil Nadu match ends in a draw
Chandigarh, October 31
In the ongoing Col CK Nayudu Trophy Cricket Championship, the match between Punjab and Tamil Nadu ended in a draw. The macth concluded at Dindigul today. Punjab secured three points, while Tamil Nadu attained one point.

football tourney
GMSSS-37 clinch title
Chandigarh, October 31
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 37, blanked Vivek High School, Sector 38, 5-0. to win the final of the Inter-School Football Championship for Boys (U-19). The tournament concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, today.

Dept to hold trials for selecting women’s team
Chandigarh, October 31
The UT Sports Department will conduct selection trials to select Chandigarh women’s team on November 5. The team selected will participate in the upcoming 39th National Women Sports Competitions. Those interested must below the age of 25 years as on December 31, 2013, and are advised to bring three photographs on the date of trials.



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