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For them, call of duty above all
Chandigarh, November 2
They believe in celebrating work. For them, serving society is more important than being with their families on Diwali. Doctors, nurses firemen and policemen will be at their workplace away from their families on Diwali. Tribune reporters spoke to a few of such professionals.
Fireman Amarjeet Singh at his office. Fireman Amarjeet Singh at his office. Tribune photo: S Chandan



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Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Sector 22.
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Sector 22. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PGI gives clean chit to doctor 
Chandigarh, November 2
The PGIMER has given a clean chit to a doctor for allegedly using counterfeit brain shunt during brain surgery leading to an infantís death.

3 killed in road accidents
Mohali, November 2
Three persons, including a policeman, were killed road accidents. Head constable Jaspal Singh died when he and his colleague constable Jagdeep Singh were on a patrolling duty on a motorcycle. Last night. The policemen were deputed at Phase XI police station.

Body found from bed box in Píkula
Panchkula, November 2
The highly-decomposed body of a 27-year-old man was found in a bed box at a flat in Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula, this evening.

9 two-wheelers, car recovered, man held
The accused in police custody.Chandigarh, November 2
The police has arrested a person and recovered eight two-wheelers and a car from his possession.







The accused in police custody.

MC keeps city in the dark
Chandigarh, November 2
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has failed to keep its promise. Though the MC authorities claimed that they will make all streetlights functional in the city before Diwali, but many sectors are still in the dark.

Residents prepare the symbol of peace and brotherhood by lighting 3,000 earthen lamps at the Sector 17 Plaza.
Residents prepare the symbol of peace and brotherhood by lighting 3,000 earthen lamps at the Sector 17 Plaza.  Tribune photos: S Chandan
Residents buy idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi at Sector 22 on Saturday.
Residents buy idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi at Sector 22 on Saturday. Tribune photos:  Pradeep Tewar






COMMUNITY

Burst crackers of joy, relish sweetness of love 
The lit-up markets of Sector 17 in Chandigarh.Mohali, November 2
Decked-up markets liven up balmy evenings. On the eve of Diwali, residents were seen flocking to markets.






The lit-up markets of Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Parking lots or makeshift markets?
Chandigarh, November 2
Encroachments in parking lots led to chaos on city roads. With the Municipal Corporation failing to check the violations, long queues of vehicles were seen on roads opposite markets.

Anything for money
Chandigarh, November 2
Inflation may have played a havoc with the plans of residents, but it has failed to deter them from throwing gambling parties.

Medical care a call away
Chandigarh, November 2
City hospitals have braced up to deal with emergencies. Government hospitals and the PGI have reworked the rosters.

Railways GM inspects arrangements made for festival season
Chandigarh, November 2
Taking cognizance of the forthcoming winter season in the region, which are usually very foggy, VK Gupta, General Manager, Northern Railways, today held a meeting to inspect the arrangements with the divisional officers of the Ambala Division. The General Manager stressed upon the need to make security arrangements and safety measures keeping in view, the ongoing festival rush and forthcoming winter season.

Roads leading to railway station face neglect
A road leading to the city railway station in bad shape.Chandigarh, November 2
A motorist has to think twice before commuting on roads leading to the city railway station. In a dire need of repairs, the roads have been a victim of apathy and neglect.





A road leading to the city railway station in bad shape. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Missing Armymanís body found
Panchkula, November 2
The body of the Army official, who had gone missing a week ago, was found floating in the waters of Kaushalya dam last night. The postmortem examination of the victim, Jai Gopal, has revealed that there were injury marks on his body creating suspicion.

Now, MC to compensate 17 truck owners
Cattle being shifted out of Chandigarh.Chandigarh, November 2
Now, the municipal corporation will give compensation to the 17 truck owners, whose trucks were torched by village residents near Gurgaon, during the shifting of stray cattle from the city to gaushala to Barsana in UP.


Cattle being shifted out of Chandigarh. A file photo

GMADA yet to act against developer
Mohali, November 2
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is yet to act against a developer, who has constructed booths on the land acquired by GMADA for laying the Phases V and VI Kajauli Water Works pipeline at New Morinda.

Students from Ladakh, North East states converge at Tagore Theatre
Artistes perform at the Asian Culture Show held at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday.Chandigarh, November 2
Over 100 students from Ladakh, North East states and countries like Thailand and Bhutan, presented cultural show here at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, here today.




Artistes perform at the Asian Culture Show held at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Festive fervour
Mohali, November 2
The students of Lawrence Public School celebrated Diwali with great pomp and show.

Devotees attend last rites of Mata Ranjit Kaur
Mohali, November 2
Hundreds of devotees reached Ratwara Sahib to attend the last rites of Sant Mata Ranjit Kaur (95) today.

Light up the dark with lamps of peace and prosperity
(Clockwise from top): Residents buy sweets, earthen lamps and flowers from the Sector 22 market in Chandigarh.
(Clockwise from top): Residents buy sweets, earthen lamps and flowers from the Sector 22 market in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari



EDUCATION

This Diwali, concern for environment remains on studentsí mind across tricity
Students of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, pledge not to spread air and noise pollution, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, November 2
Diwali, the festival of lights, spread joy across various schools of the tricity. Environmental concern took the centre stage, as students pledged not to spread noise and air pollution. While the festivities began a week ago at most of the schools, the eve, today, saw their culmination, with students and staff leaving to celebrate the day with their near and dear ones tomorrow.
Students of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, pledge not to spread air and noise pollution, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

IIT aspirants... mark May 25 on your calendar!
Chandigarh, November 2
Stage is all set for the engineering entrance exams next year. The date of JEE (Advanced) is already out. As per the JEE (Advanced) website, the exam will be held on May 25, 2014. It will include two papersóthe first to be held from 9 am to 12 pm, and second from 2 pm to 5 pm.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Students take out anti-cracker rally
Banur, November 2
Students of AC Global School took out an anti-cracker rally. School director Saurabh Agnihotri along with principal Neetu Dandi flagged off the rally. The principal urged students not to burst crackers.

CRIME

Over 140 kg of crackers seized
Chandigarh, November 2
Officials of the district administration conducted raids at stalls and seized over 140 kg of firecrackers.

4 held for duping jeweller of Rs 56 lakh
Mohali, November 2
The police today arrested four persons, including a minor, for duping a resident of Rs 56 lakh. In his complaint, Anmol Rattan, a jeweller, said Manoj Kumar and Mahesh Kumar, owners of Behlana-based Bright Couriers and Super Bright Couriers, their employees Banwari Lal and a minor, had cheated him.

SPORTS

6-wkt win for YPS lads on home turf
Players of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, steal a run against Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, during an Indian Public Schools Conference Cricket League tie in Mohali on Saturday.Chandigarh, November 2
The hosts, Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, today defeated Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi, in an Indian Public Schools Conference Cricket League tie.


Players of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, steal a run against Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, during an Indian Public Schools Conference Cricket League tie in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

US team beat Indian counterparts
Chandigarh, November 2
The cricket team of Beta Soft Systems from the US defeated their Indian counterparts during an Inter-House Corporate Cricket Cup tie at the Sector 16 stadium.

Punjab & Haryana HC trump Delhi team
The Punjab and Haryana High Court cricket team strike a pose with the winnerís cup in New Delhi.Chandigarh, November 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court cricket team lifted the winnerís trophy at the Fourth All-India T20 Legal Premier League for the High Court employees.



The Punjab and Haryana High Court cricket team strike a pose with the winnerís cup in New Delhi. A tribune photograph

Athletes make school proud at district meet
Chandigarh, November 2
The Lawerance Public Senior Secondary School, Mohali, won 22 medals at the district athletics meet held at Mohali. Baljit Kaur and Harman Deep Kaur finished on top in the discus throw event, while Jaspreet Kaur won the gold in javelin throw. Jaskiran, meanwhile, outshined everyone in hammer throw, and whereas Harroop Kaur finished third in high jump.

Panchkula girl brings laurels
Sqay martial art performer Ishika Goel in a jubilant mood after striking a gold at an international event.Chandigarh, November 2
Sqay martial art performer Ishika Goel brought laurels to The British School, Sector 8, Panchkula, by winning a gold medal at the Fourth International Sqay Championship held at Bangkok recently.


Sqay martial art performer Ishika Goel in a jubilant mood after striking a gold at an international event. A Tribune Photograph

Bodybuilding trials
Chandigarh, November 2
The Chandigarh Amateur Body Building Association will conduct trials to shortlist the local bodybuilding team in junior, senior and differently abled categories. The trials will be held at the Chandigarh Amateur Body Building Association office (SCO 62-63, Sector 17) at 12 pm on November 4.

Tennis training camp
Chandigarh, November 2
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) will conduct a special coaching camp for the budding tennis players, both girls and boys, at the CLTA tennis stadium from November 5 to 16.

 



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