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Mohali advocate’s killing
Murder charges framed against 9
Mohali, November 6
A local court today framed murder charges against the nine accused in the sensational shooting case of Mohali-based advocate Amarpreet Singh Sethi, aka Lucky, over a trivial issue of parking of vehicles.
Accused in the advocate Amarpreet Singh murder case come out of the District Courts in Phase 3B1 in Mohali on Wednesday.
Accused in the advocate Amarpreet Singh murder case come out of the District Courts in Phase 3B1 in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Girl saved from being raped
Mohali, November 6
Alertness on the part of a woman professor of DAV College and some girls saved a young girl from being raped at Sector 67 here this evening. The police has arrested the accused, Jaswinder Singh, after registering a case under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC against him at the Phase XI police station.


'Extortion expose' on FB
Police gives clean chit to ASI; complainant cries foul
Chandigarh, November 6
Even as the UT police has given a clean chit to the ASI whose audio recording, in which he allegedly admitted that he had taken a bribe, was uploaded on the traffic police page on Facebook, the complainant today cried foul and demanded an independent inquiry into the case.

Post of Finance Secy
UT recommends Aggarwal’s name
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Administration has recommended the name of Anurag Aggarwal, a 1990-batch IAS officer of the Punjab cadre, to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the post of Finance Secretary.

Moderate quake jolts tricity
Chandigarh, November 6
An earthquake of moderate intensity shook the tricity and the nearby areas this evening. The tremor measured 4.9 on the Richter scale and was felt in the tricity at 8.23 pm.

INLD yatra spells traffic chaos on Panchkula roads
Panchkula, November 6
Vehicles of INLD workers and supporters move at a snail’s pace near Majri Chowk in Panchkula on Wednesday. Several residents here faced inconvenience during the “yuva chetna yatra” organised by activists of the Indian National Lok Dal activists this morning. The activists were seen flouting traffic rules, resulting in traffic jams at several places.

Vehicles of INLD workers and supporters move at a snail’s pace near Majri Chowk in Panchkula on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

MC auctions parking lots, nets Rs 3.31 cr
Chandigarh, November 6
A parking lot in Sector 35-C, Chandigarh. The municipal corporation today auctioned 15 parking lots and earned a revenue of Rs 3.31 crore. The highest bid at the auction was received for the paid parking lot at Sector 35-C. The parking lot was auctioned for Rs 67.05 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 43.23 lakh. In the last auction, the lot was auctioned for Rs 64.50 lakh.

A parking lot in Sector 35-C, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

PU hires 3 professionals to keep simians at bay
Chandigarh, November 6
After trying various means to keep simians away from the campus with little success, Panjab University (PU) has now hired three monkey handlers who will shoo simians out of the campus by making different sounds.

Migratory birds at Mote Majra in Mohali.
winged guests are here: Migratory birds at Mote Majra in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky gharu



Better mohali
Private buses, autos thrive on Admn apathy

Private buses parked at the bus stand in Phase VIII of Mohali. Residents here are largely dependant on a few public transport buses of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), about 25 privately owned mini-buses, connecting only a few villages, and around 1,500 auto-rickshaws, which operate without any check by the authorities.

Private buses parked at the bus stand in Phase VIII of Mohali.

tavera-audi accident
CFSL yet to submit its report
Chandigarh, November 6
The infamous Tavera-Audi accident case today failed to make much headway as the report by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory report is yet to be received. The case will now come up for further hearing on December 10.

We were not in city when inspector was murdered, says accused couple
Chandigarh, November 6
Recording their statements in court today in the Inspector Sucha Singh murder case, the accused couple, Basant and Sarita, stated that they had been framed in the case and were not present in Chandigarh when the alleged murder took place.

Dispute over holding religious discourse leaves MC in a fix
Chandigarh, November 6
A dispute between two groups at Sector 52 residents over holding a seven-day long ‘Bhagwat Katha’ has left the Municipal Corporation (MC) in a fix. The permission given by the MC for holding the ‘katha’ at a park near the LIG flats has left one of the groups of residents fuming who have complained that it would lead to disturbance. Both the groups have locked their horns over organising the function.

MC staff fail to clean Community Centre; residents fume
Chandigarh, November 6
Garbage lies strewn at the Community Centre in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Garbage lying in around the Community Centre at Sector 23 has left residents fuming who complain that the filth has led to foul smell in the area. The leftover waste of a function organised at the Community Center on Monday has been lying there only with no one bothering to clean it-up. 

Garbage lies strewn at the Community Centre in Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photos: S chandan

auction of vanity nos.
RLA to accept cash as reserve price of numbers
Chandigarh, November 6
Taking into cognisance, the inconvenience caused to the applicants in the last open auction conducted by the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) the authority will now accept the cash for the reserve price of number to participate in auction. In last auction, the payment had to be paid through draft from any nationalised or scheduled bank in favour of the RLA to participate in the open auction.

3 more test positive for dengue in city
Chandigarh, November 6 With the detection of three more dengue cases in the city today, the number of such patients has increased to 69. While the UT malaria department claimed that according to the field survey, conducted at various places in the city, today, it was found that there was a decrease in the mosquitoes breeding places which indicates control on dengue cases soon.

8 sustain injuries in minor clash
Chandigarh, November 6
Eight persons sustained minor injuries when a clash between residents of Colony number 4 and employees of a MC contractor, responsible for cleaning the sewerage line of the colony, ensued tonight.

MC road panel’s nod for paver blocks
Chandigarh, November 6
A road construction worker installs paver blocks at Sector 29 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Despite the directions by the UT administration to discourage the installation of paver blocks in the city, the Roads Committee of the municipal corporation has decided to carry out the installation of paver blocks in those areas where agendas have already been passed.

A road construction worker installs paver blocks at Sector 29 in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

diwali night
Noise pollution exceeds limits in Mohali town
Mohali, November 6
The noise level on the night of Diwali in the town exceeded the permissible limits creating additional pollution for the residents of Mohali.

Bar council gives approval for more courses at UILS
Chandigarh, November 6
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has accorded its approval for affiliation to BA, BCom and LLB five year integrated courses at the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University (PU), with effect from the academic year 2011-12.

Driver flees with owner’s car
Chandigarh, November 6
A PGI employee, Harwinder Singh, reported that his driver fled away with his Indigo car. A resident of Sector 24, Harwinder said that his driver, Kuldeep Singh, took away his car (number CH-01-AG-6086) without any intimation after dropping his parents. Harwinder added that he had recently hired Kuldeep.

UT officials inspect bus queue shelters
Chandigarh, November 6
For the face lifting of the bus queue shelters in the city, which are in a bad shape, an inspection was conducted under the supervision of UT secretary transport Bhawna Garg today along with the officials of UT including chief engineer, chief architect and CTU director.


2 found using mobiles during exam, flee
Chandigarh, November 6
The police has booked two Sonepat-based youths for allegedly cheating and copying through their cell phones during a railway job examination (Post group-D) at the Post Graduate College, Sector 46.

PU to develop more parking areas 
Chandigarh, November 6
A view of the proposed site for a parking lot outside boys’ hostel No. 6 at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday In a bid to accommodate rising number of vehicles in the hostels, Panjab University (PU) has decided to develop more parking area near the boys’ hostels to accommodate the four-wheelers of the residents. The university plans to provide a parking space for over 150 vehicles at various locations on the campus.

A view of the proposed site for a parking lot outside boys’ hostel No. 6 at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Community colleges critical to Canada, India’s future: Scholar
Chandigarh, November 6
Community colleges are critical to the future of Canada, India and the world as a whole, said University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia (Canada) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Evered while addressing a one-day Indo-Canadian Seminar on ‘Community Colleges and Faculty Development Programme’, which was organised by the PU Department of Public Administration in collaboration with the University of the Fraser Valley and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh at ICSSR Complex, PU Campus, today.

Institute celebrates successful launch of ‘Mangalyaan’ 
Chandigarh, November 6
The Gurukul Vidyapeeth Institute of Engineering and Technology celebrated the successful launch of ‘Mangalyaan’ in the Mars orbit, here today. The management, staff and 50 students of the Department of Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering of Gurukul Vidyapeeth organised a seminar on the occasion. Sandeep Sharma, lead trainer, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) congratulated all its fellow members, students and staff.


745 cartons of English liquor seized in Ambala
Ambala, November 6
The Ambala police has recovered 745 cartons of English liquor near Sarangpur village last late night that were being carried in a tanker. According to information, Guljar Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, while on patrolling duty, noticed that a tanker was lying abandoned at a road side. After searching it, the police found 745 of English liquor boxes in it.

19 colonisers fail to apply for regularisation
Ropar, November 6
At least 19 colonisers have failed to apply for the regularisation of the unauthorised colonies in the district even as the deadline set for the purpose by the State Government ended yesterday.

Govt-aided schoolteachers’ union hits out at parties
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 6
Various organisations of the Government-Aided School Teacher's Union have criticised the political parties of the state for joining hands together to increase their salaries, and termed it as a cruel joke with the employee's organisations, who have been struggling to get the benefits of even fourth pay commission. They alleged that the ruling politicians have forgotten their slogan of "Raj Nahi Sewa".

Cong MLA addresses meetings in villages
Ambala, November 6
Around 25,000 workers of the Congress in Ambala district will participate in the Congress Shakti rally being organised at Gohana on November 10. Those participating in the rally will wear 'gulabi pagri and tiranga Parna in their throat, to grace the rally.

Vanamahotsava celebrated
Patiala, November 6
Basant Ritu Youth Club, Tripri, and Kutban Nursery in association with the Nehru Yuva Centre celebrated the 353rd Van Mahotsav at Guru Nanak Public Foundation today. Karamjeet Singh Jattana, OSD, Forest Department, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. School principal, Renu Hanspal, welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries. — TNS


panchkula murder
Police remand for seven

Panchkula, November 6
As many as seven accused in the murder case of Rajbir at old Panchkula, have been sent to remand under the police custody till November 10 while the rest six have been sent under judicial custody by the court today.


Advocate duped of Rs 4 lakh
Chandigarh, November 6
A Panchkula-based advocate alleged that he has been duped of Rs 4 lakh by a conman based in the USA who promised to debit in his account fixed deposits amounting to 4 lakh USD belonging to his relative who died recently. The advocate ended up paying Rs 4 lakh as processing fee when he realised he has been duped. The police is looking for a woman named Anamika Massih who is suspected to be behind he fraud as the money was credited in her account.

3 children take poisonous substance, hospitalised 
Panchkula, November 6
Three children, in the age group of four to five years, were hospitalised after they consumed some poisonous substance here today.


Ranji tie: Rain may play spoilsport today
Chandigarh, November 6
If the forecast of the Meteorological Department is to be considered then the rain is all set to dampen the zeal of local sports lovers, planning to witness the Ranji match between Punjab and Mumbai, at the Sector 16 cricket stadium, scheduled to start tomorrow. Players of Punjab and Mumbai teams during a practice session at Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan

Yuvi’s entry bolsters Punjab’s hopes
Chandigarh, November 6
With ace all-rounder Yuvraj Singh grabbing a spot in the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), skipper of the Punjab team, Harbhajan Singh, is looking forward to head his team against Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in the second match of the ongoing Ranji league.
Guru Mantra: Players of the Punjab Ranji team get tips from Harbhajan Singh during a practice match held at the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday; and (right) Yuvraj Singh.
Guru Mantra: Players of the Punjab Ranji team get tips from Harbhajan Singh during a practice match held at the Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Wednesday; and (right) Yuvraj Singh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Fans line up for a glimpse of cricketers
Chandigarh, November 6
When it comes to fans mobbing Bollywood celebrities, cricketers are also not much behind.

DAV-10 register win in football match 
Chandigarh, November 6
In the first match of the ongoing Chandigarh Institutional Football League Championship, DAV College, Sector 10, defeated PEC University of Technology, 7-1, at the football stadium of Sector 17, here today. Players in action during a match of the Chandigarh Institutional Football League Championship at Football Stadium in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

GMSSS-22 lift RF Saupin Football Trophy
Chandigarh, November 6
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 22, won the final match of the RF Saupin Football Tournament for Girls, here today.

Chess meet from November 16
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chess Specific Mohali will organise a two-day Mohali District Chess Championship under the aegis of the Punjab State Chess Association for Boys and Girls (U-7, U-11, U-15, and U-19 categories) and senior category (boys and girls) at Gurukul World School, Sector 69, Mohali.

St Joseph’s cricket championship from November 11
Chandigarh, November 6
The 5th St Joseph's Super League-cum-Knockout Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-13 category) will start from November 11. The matches will be played on the cricket ground of St Joseph's School, Sector 44, here.

Trials to select badminton players from November 14
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Badminton Association will be conducting selection trials to shortlist local badminton players for the upcoming national games. The trials to select the junior mixed double (U-19 and U-17) category will be held on November 14, while trials to select the senior mixed double team will be conducted on November 16.

Kho-kho meet begins in Patiala 
Patiala, November 6
As many as 16 teams are competing in the North Zone Inter-University Kho-Kho Championship that began at Punjabi University, Patiala, today. Vice-Chancellor of the university Dr Jaspal Singh inaugurated the championship. The director sports of the university, Dr Rajkumar Sharma, said the teams that notch the top four spots in the competition will compete in the All-India Inter-University Kho-Kho Championship at Mangalore University.

Local golfer Amandeep notches top spot 
Chandigarh, November 6
Local budding golfer Amandeep Drall margined one-over-71 to end her day on the top spot during the USHA West Bengal Ladies and Junior Girls Amateur Championship at Tollygunge Golf Club Course in Kolkata.

MDAV-22 to host kho-kho tourney
Chandigarh, November 6
Maharishi Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya School (MDAV), Sector 22, will host the fourth Luxmi Arya Memorial Kho-Kho Trophy for Boys and Girls (U-14) from November 21 to 23. The matches will be held on the school ground, here.

Stepping Stones School steer into final 
Chandigarh, November 6
Stepping Stones School defeated Chandigarh Baptist to enter into the final of the first Guru Nanak Public School Cricket Cup.


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