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A repeat of Jyoti murder
Panchkula, November 22
The body of a 32-year-old widow, with her face badly smashed, was found on the busy Panchkula-Ramgarh national highway near the Morni-T point late last night. The body was found lying next to the police post.

Aayush (10), son of the deceased, with his grandmother at their residence at Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, on Friday; and (inset) vicitm Rakesh Kumari. Aayush (10), son of the deceased, with his grandmother at their residence at Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, on Friday; and (inset) vicitm Rakesh Kumari. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Post-mortem reveals brutal details
Panchkula, November 22
The victim struggled hard before being done to death, revealed the post-mortem examination of the body conducted here today. The fractured ribs indicated someone sat on her chest and strangled her with hands. There were injury marks on both the wrists, indicating that while one person held her hands, the other sat on her chest and strangled her with hands.

Students bear brunt of Colony Number 5 demolition
Chandigarh, November 22
A resident of Colony No. 5 with her children who have not received school-leaving certificates from Government Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 45. The demolition of Colony No. 5 has not only made Sunita and her family homeless but also affected the education of her two children. Her children have not attended their school (Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35) for the last three days and she has no idea where her children will study since the family is still struggling hard to resettle elsewhere.

A resident of Colony No. 5 with her children who have not received school-leaving certificates from Government Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 45. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Demolition drive ends, 17,000 tenements razed
Chandigarh, November 22
Amidst razed structures in Colony No. 5, one structure was not demolished due to stay from the High Court. Over 17,000 illegal tenements spread over an area of 108 acres were leveled to the ground in a three-day demolition drive by the Chandigarh Administration that concluded today in Colony No.5, city’s biggest slum. Soon after the drive was over by 5 pm, teams of engineering department started fencing the area. Floodlights were put up in the area to ensure that the squatters did not return. 

Amidst razed structures in Colony No. 5, one structure was not demolished due to stay from the High Court. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Merger of villages
MC agenda passed ‘without majority’
Chandigarh, November 22
The controversial agenda about the merger of 13 villages of the UT Administration in the Municipal Corporation was passed at yesterday's House meeting of the MC without majority. It all happened in the presence of former Railway Minister and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Posts of conductor
All eligible candidates to be called for CTU test: CAT
Chandigarh, November 22
Paving the way for selection of candidates for the posts of conductor in the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), a division bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today directed the Chandigarh administration to issue a corrigendum in newspapers and call all candidates eligible for the post that were not called earlier due to the impugned criteria. The written test is scheduled to be held tomorrow.


Carnival kicks off with tableau parade
Chandigarh, November 22
Students take part in a parade during the Chandigarh Carnival at the Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Friday. The Chandigarh Carnival-2013 kicked off with a splendid start today at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10. Based on 100 years of the Indian Cinema, the highlight of the day was the carnival parade that started with colourful tableau and floats, depicting different characters of Bollywood from the Leisure Valley and went around Sector 17.

Students take part in a parade during the Chandigarh Carnival at the Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Students upset as chief guest skips guard of honour, gets late by one hour
Chandigarh, November 22
At the inaugural ceremony of the Chandigarh Carnival at Sector 10 here, patience of members of the school band of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, ran out as the chief guest on the occasion, KK Sharma, the UT Advisor, arrived late by an hour.

Winners of the Sub-Junior Table Tennis Championship for Gurukul Global Trophy in a jubilant mood at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Residents oppose apartment rules
Chandigarh, November 22
On the first day of hearing session conducted by the Board of Inquiry and Hearing, constituted by the UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, to look into the objections and suggestions received on draft master plan-2031, city residents opposed the proposal to reintroduce the apartment rules in the city.

Zirakpur flyover
Special provisions for buses needed: HC
Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that buses picking up and dropping passengers should not stop at the end of the Zirakpur flyover. Taking up the traffic regulation case, Justice Rajive Bhalla also made it clear to the authorities concerned that special provisions were required to be made for the parking of the buses in service lanes carved out of the highway at least 100 meters away the flyover. Justice Bhalla also expressed dissatisfaction with the revised arrangement made by the police and municipal corporation authorities.

60 per cent tricity women prefer C-section: Survey
Chandigarh, November 22
A survey conducted on over 3,000 working women living in the tricity found that 60 per cent of them preferred C-section delivery while 30 percent were opposed to breastfeeding. The survey conducted using a questionnaire by the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) found late marriages, lack of tolerance for pain and astrology influences are some major reasons for increasing bent towards C-section deliveries.

Rannvijay flouts HUDA norms
Panchkula, November 22
Like previous year, Roadies auditions this year too has courted controversy with VJ Rannvijay flouting the norms of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) by riding a bike on the expensive stage of Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, today. The authorities flared up when Rannvijay drove the bike for about a minute on the stage worth Rs 6 lakh.

Rannvijay Singh rides a bike on the stage during the auditions of the MTV Roadies at the Indradhanush Auditorium in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

City gets fourth sewage treatment plant
Chandigarh, November 22
Chandigarh today got its fourth sewage treatment plant (STP) that has come-up near 3BRD which would treat 11 million gallons per day (MGD) sewage-water. The new STP will help the city in processing 100 per cent treatment of sewage water. Presently, city produces 65 MGD sewage water out of which around 56 MGD was treated.

Docs demand safeguard from Consumer Protection Act
Chandigarh, November 22
Medicos Legal Action Group (MLAG) organised a public forum on “Compensation in medical negligence. How much is too much?” Convenor of MLAG Dr Neeraj Nagpal pointed out how increased cost of medical care is being triggered by unlimited compensation claims. He presented calculations to show that consultation fee of doctors needs to be increased to cover for indemnity insurance alone. He also suggested for amendment in Consumer Protection Act by either excluding doctors from purview of the Act or by putting a cap on compensation to be awarded under the Act. Advocate RTS Tulsi, PC Sanghi, chairman, FOSWAC, and Dr RS Bedi, vice -president, National IMA were other panelists. — TNS

Sikh bodies hold protest march
Mohali, November 22
Various Sikh bodies held a march today demanding the release of Sikh youth in jails of Punjab and other parts of the country. The protesters first gathered at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Phase VIII and moved towards Phase VII, blockingnthe traffic. They condemned successive governments for not releasing Sikh youths held in connection with the Beant Singh assassination and other cases. Head of the Akhand Kirtani Jatha RP Singh said a resolution should be passed by the House seeking their release and sent to the Central Government. Meanwhile, the indefinite fast by Haryana leader Gurbux Singh Khalsa entered its ninth day. — OC

National Lok Adalats today
Chandigarh, November 22
The National Lok Adalats will be held in district courts tomorrow. As many as 21 benches have been set up to cater to various cases that are likely to be disposed off amicably. A large number of cases related to matters of cheque bounce, civil appeal, civil disputes as well as pre-litigation cases are likely to be settled. Besides, clearing traffic challans at a minimal price with least harassment lures maximum traffic violators to Lok Adalats. District courts have issued more than 8,000 summons to traffic violators to get their challans cleared. — TNS

PUDA auction put off
Mohali, November 22
The auction of the PUDA building in Phase VIII here has been put off till tomorrow with a deposit of Rs 50 crore today by the authorities concerned in connection with the payment of enhanced dues to farmers for the acquisition of their land. GMADA owes Rs 300 crore to 105 persons for the acquisition of their land. It has so far deposited Rs 157 crore in the court as part of the payment of dues to the affected farmers. As the compensation given to farmers was low they had approached the court for the enhancement of their land rates. — OC


Pvt schools to help improve govt institutions
Chandigarh, November 22
Government schools in Chandigarh are all set to open the chapter of academic excellence. For, the private schools in the city may soon be helping the Chandigarh Administration out in improving their functioning.

PU may do away with golden chance
Chandigarh, November 22
No golden or mercy chance would be given to the students after the implementation of the semester system in the undergraduate level colleges of Panjab University. As the examination branch of the university is preparing blue prints of the rules, it has proposed to discontinue any special chance to the students to appear in the exams.

150 take part in media fest
Chandigarh, November 22
Over 150 media students from various universities and institutions took part in the Udaan-13, the annual media fest of the Chitkara School of Mass Communication, on Friday, which was held at Chitkara University, Punjab campus. This was the third edition of the festival.


One killed, 2 hurt in accident
A person was killed and two students were injured in a road accident at Lalru on Thursday evening. The accident occurred when a dog came in the way of the two motorcycles which lead to a collision near Lalru on the service road along the national highway. The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Ranjeet Singh, a resident of Lalru.


National lok adalat to be held today
Mohali, November 22
To ensure the quick disposal of court cases, a national lok adalat will be organised in Mohali, Kharar and Derabassi tomorrow. CJM-cum-secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Mohali, Tarantarn Singh Bindra said at the national lok adalat, criminal compoundable cases, Negotiable Instruments Act under Section 138 cases, MACT cases and accident information report cases would be taken up.


Bribery case
Ludhiana ASI held
ASI Balbir Singh in custody at Mohali. Mohali, November 22
An ASI was arrested by officials of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on the charges of accepting bribe of Rs 15,000 for presenting documents in the court in connection with a person in jail.
According to the reports, Balbir Singh, who was posted as an ASI in the economic offences wing in Ludhiana, had allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 for presenting the documents relating to Kuldeep Singh, who was in jail for cheating. The matter was later settled at Rs 15,000.

ASI Balbir Singh in custody at Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Assailants attack family, 3 injured
Mohali, November 22
Three persons, including two women of a family, were injured when some assailants attacked them in Bathlana village last night. According to the reports, the injured persons- Vakil Mohammad, his wife Rajia Begum and aunt, Urmila, were admitted to the Phase VI hospital. They were brought to the hospital by panchayat members Harvinder Singh and Meena Rani.


GGDSD College clinch wrestling title
Chandigarh, November 22
The GGDSD College, Chandigarh, has won the Panjab University Inter-College Wrestling (Men) Championship for the session 2013-14, held at the PU gymnasium hall, Chandigarh. The SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, was on second spot with 15.5 points, while Gobindgarh Public College, Alour (Khanna), bagged third spot with 10 points

Students of GGD SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, who have won the Panjab University Inter-College Wrestling Championship, show their medals on Friday. A Tribune photograph

U-12 St Kabir CRICKET Trophy
DPS thrash St Anne’s to enter final
Chandigarh, November 22
Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, and St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, have reached the finals of the U-12 St Kabir Trophy, being played at St Kabir Public School, Sector 26. The first semifinal match was held between host team St Kabir and DPS-40. Batting first, St Kabir could not perform well and was bowled out at 80 runs in 20 overs. Dev and Ujjwal were the highest scorers with 13 runs each. Chirag from the DPS took two wickets for 11 runs.

Women cricket
LIC Club in final
Chandigarh, November 22
LIC Club, Sector 26, entered the final beating Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, by 10 wickets in the semifinals of the ongoing U-19 State Junior Women Cricket Tournament for Kaidarnath Trophy- 2013, at GMSSS-56, Chandigarh. The Women Cricket Association is organising this tournament.


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