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‘Kidnap’ mystery deepens
Panchkula, November 8
The mystery behind the alleged kidnapping of Panchkula-based realtor Vikram Dhiman has turned murkier with the police learning that he disposed of his property and cars a few days before he went "missing".

F1 lights up PECFest on Day 1
Chandigarh, November 8
Students of the PEC University of Technology had a real feel of Formula1 (F1) on the first day of the three-day PECFest today. During the event, a contest, "F1 Pit Stop Challenge", is being organised wherein the participating teams from various colleges have to change four tyres with the best stop pit time. What's more exciting is that the teams get a chance to use their skills on an F1 racing car parked on the campus for the competitive event.


High Court raps UT Administration
Chandigarh, November 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has virtually rapped the Chandigarh Administration on its knuckles for apparently displaying a complete lack of will “to do anything”.

Chhath puja: 1 lakh offer prayers 

‘Bhaji in Problem’ star cast in city

The lake in Sector 42 witnessed a footfall of more than one lakh devotees who gathered to celebrate Chhath on Friday. The devotees started reserving locations with their families since the afternoon to ensure better visibility of the sun and enough water level to stand in while worshipping. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu A promotional event for the upcoming Punjabi movie, “Bhaji in Problem”, was held on Friday at the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26. Gippy Grewal and Gurpreet Ghuggi, star cast of the movie, were present on the college premises to promote the movie. Gippy Grewal entertained the students with his hit numbers and also danced with them. . Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


RLA to auction remaining 183 vanity numbers today 
Chandigarh, November 8
The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) is going ahead with tomorrow’s auction of 183 vanity registration of vehicle numbers.

GMADA officials oversee work on the land in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu GMADA begins land acquisition
Mohali, November 8
To begin development works in the IT City and Medicity, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has started taking possession of its acquired land in the area.

GMADA officials oversee work on the land in Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

KV-47 challenges MC’s records 
Chandigarh, November 8 After three private schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, have challenged Municipal Corporation’s (MC) property tax record.

Another train between city & Amritsar soon
Chandigarh, November 8
After over a six month-long successful run of the daily Superfast Express train between Chandigarh and Amritsar via New Morinda and Sanehwal, the Railways is anticipating to commence another train between the two cities.

Rheumatic disease on the rise among women, children
Chandigarh, November 8
Rheumatic disease has emerged as a major concern affecting women and children in the past couple of years, while the awareness on the disease is relatively very poor both in patients as well as most medical practitioners. According to the PGI experts, at least 100 new cases are reported for screening at PGIMER at every clinic.“Every year, the numbers are going up if we look at our figures. There is a separate unit of rheumatology at the Advanced Pediatric Centre for handling the disease in children,” said Professor Surjit Singh from Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER.

Now, humble potato goes out of common man’s reach
Chandigarh, November 8
After onion and tomato, the cost of potatoes is also burning a hole in the common man’s pocket. Rising from Rs 20 per kg two days ago, the cost of some varieties of potatoes has touched Rs 60 per kg. No variety of potatoes is costing less then Rs 40 per kg in the market.

Civic body proposes to amend norms
Chandigarh, November 8
The municipal corporation has proposed to amend the norms linked to the operation of Sahib Singh and Empire Store automatic parking lots in Sector 17. The MC is all set to auction these parking lots on a trial basis.

No consensus on chief guest’s name
Chandigarh, November 8 A day after the chairperson of the Art, Culture and Sports Committee of the municipal corporation proposed local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal’s name as the chief guest for the Children’s Day function on November 14, a committee member today said that he would boycott the function if Bansal was made the chief guest.

New PCA panel formed
Chandigarh November 8
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is likely to get more teeth with the UT Administration appointing its new chairman and members today.

Four new dengue cases reported
Chandigarh, November 8
Four new cases of dengue were reported today from different parts of the city, bringing the total number of cases to 77 this year, so far.

Complaint against official
Panchkula, November 8
Local councillor today submitted a complaint to the Panchkula DC and DCP after he was told by a resident (Ravi Kant) of Abhaypur that an official of the Food and Supply Department had demanded Rs 1,000 for making a ration card.

Postmortem postponed
Chandigarh, November 8
As the parents of the 22-year-old woman who died 12 hours after delivering her baby at the GMSH-16, on Thursday could not reach today, the postmortem was rescheduled for Saturday. The police will record the statements of the parents and constitute a medical board for the postmortem examination. The family has requested that the postmortem be conducted after filing of a complaint with the police. — TNS


PECFest begins with a bang
Chandigarh, November 8
Former Femina Miss India Vanya Mishra during the events held on the PEC campus; and (right) students with masks made during a competition at the PECFest - 2013 on Friday. Tribune photos: S Chandan With an active participation of more than 5,000 college students, PECFest - 2013 at the PEC University of Technology commenced with a bang today. The Day 1 began with FBB Green Marathon encouraging youngsters to protect environment. Apart from this, the day saw scores of people from different colleges of the region coming and taking part in various competitions.

Former Femina Miss India Vanya Mishra during the events held on the PEC campus; and (right) students with masks made during a competition at the PECFest - 2013 on Friday. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Now, forms available online for free
Chandigarh, November 8
This time, there is no need for parents to make a beeline in front of schools for buying admission forms. In its fresh directions regarding the common admission schedule released today, the UT Education Department has made it mandatory for schools to make the admission forms available free of cost on their websites.

Radiography Day celebrated
Chandigarh, November 8
Students of B.Sc. Medical Technology, department of radiodiagnosis at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, today celebrated World Radiography Day. World Radiography Day is celebrated across the world on November 8 every year in the honour of Nobel Laureate sir WC Roentgen, who had discovered X-rays on November 8, 1895.

City-based college teachers clear PCS exam
Chandigarh, November 8
Two teachers of the city colleges have cleared the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) examination, the results of which were declared recently. Kimmi Vaneet Kaur Sethi, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at MCM College, clinched 59th rank in the first attempt. 

Kimmi Vaneet Kaur Sethi, Parminder Kaur and Damandeep Kaur

An insight into ‘Midnight’s Children’Vivek Gupta
Chandigarh, November 8
It was an exchange of handwritten notes between celebrated author Salman Rushdie and noted filmmaker Deepa Mehta that set the tone for recently talked about film “Midnight’s Children”, based on the epic novel by Salman Rushdie.


IPSC Golden Jubilee meet commences
The IPSC Golden Jubilee meet for boys and girls (Under 19) began at the PPS, Nabha, today.

Giddha, bhangra mark annual prize distribution function
Patiala, November 8
SDSE Senior Secondary School, Patiala, run by the Shree Sanatan Dharam Sabha (regd) organised an annual prize distribution function. GK Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, was the chief guest during the occasion.

4 drug peddlers held
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 8
Intensifying its campaign against the drug peddlers, the district police arrested four drug peddlers during patrolling. The police has recovered 14,000 intoxicant tablets and 250 gm of narcotic powder from their custody.

Lincoln Law College students participate in international moot court
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 8
Two students, Mayur Karkra and Anish Sharma, of Lincoln Law College, Fatehgarh Sahib, brought laurels not only for the college but to Punjab as they represented the country to participate in the John Marshal Law School's 32nd Annual International Moot Court competition organised by the school and centre for Information Technology and Privacy Law, Chicago, USA.

Now, travel agents can register by November 30
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 8
All travel agents, emigration consultants and ticketing agents must register themselves by November 30 with the Government under the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act so that they may be issued licenses for the regulation of the profession. He said the date of registration had been extended up to November 30 by the government. If anyone fails to get registered, he will not be allowed to continue his profession, said Arun Sekhri, Deputy Commissioner.

Man booked under Arms Act
Ropar, November 8
The district police has recovered a revolver and two live cartridges from Baljit Singh, a resident of Balachaur, during search at a check point yesterday night.


HC slams UT for North-South divide
Chandigarh, November 8
The Chandigarh Police and the Administration were at the receiving end this afternoon, as the Punjab and Haryana High Court slammed the powers that be for the North-South divide. The Bench was also critical of the setting up of the new flyover, the parking of the vehicles on the road berms, and the failure of the traffic police to make the cycle tracks fully functional.

geetanjali case 
Victim’s family, defence counsel enter heated argument in court

Panchkula, November 8
In the Geetanjali murder case, victim’s family and defence counsel entered into a heated argument at the District Courts today. The victim’s family alleged that the reply filed by the defence counsel saying that Geetanjali’s daughters were in Jaipur was false and they had the current photographs of the children in Sector 38, Chandigarh.


Man dies in mishap
Chandigarh, November 8
A day after two persons died in separate road accidents in the city, another pedestrian died in a road accident at Zirakpur today. His body has not yet been identified.

3 theft cases reported 
Chandigarh, November 8
Three cases of theft were reported in the city during the past 24 hours.

Decomposed body found 
Chandigarh, November 8
The decomposed body of a 29-year-old man, who was missing from his house since Diwali, was recovered from a ditch in a secluded area near Sector 56 today.

Mohali SSP directs DSP to probe impersonation case
Mohali, November 8
Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, has directed the DSP (City 1) to inquire into a case of impersonation by a miscreant in a case registered against him at Naya Gaon Police Station, here.

Gang rape victim turns hostile
Chandigarh, November 8 A case of gang rape of an 18-year-old girl took a U turn in the court today when the victim turned hostile in court and failed to recognise the co-accused. The prime accused in the case is still absconding. 


Ashish Kapoor, DSP, Chandigarh, plays a shot against the Delhi team during the doubles match of the All-India Police Lawn Tennis Championship at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. RP Upadhyaya, IG, Chandigarh, is also seen. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari BSF reaches semifinal 
Chandigarh, November 8
The Border Security Force team (BSF) reached the semifinal of the ongoing 14th All-India Police Lawn Tennis Championship 2013 by defeating Himachal Pradesh in the quarterfinals held today at the CLTA complex, Sector 10.

Ashish Kapoor, DSP, Chandigarh, plays a shot against the Delhi team during the doubles match of the All-India Police Lawn Tennis Championship at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. RP Upadhyaya, IG, Chandigarh, is also seen. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

MCA register win 
Chandigarh, November 8
MCA, Mohali, won the match against Bharti Vij Cricket Academy by 93 runs during the ongoing 1st Kanwar Bhan Memorial Under 13 Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA), here at GNPS Cricket Ground in Sector 36, today.



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