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Class X boy, girl jump before train
Lovebirds took extreme step to save themselves from humiliation

Chandigarh, November 24
The railway tracks where the boy and girl committed suicide. In a tragic incident, two Class X students, who were having an affair, reportedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at Mani Majra this evening.

The railway tracks where the boy and girl committed suicide. Photo: Harmesh Agnihotri

Wedding bells don’t ring out loud at Zirakpur
Mohali, November 24
A banquet hall at Zirakpur.
Marriage palaces and banquet halls in Zirakpur are losing out on business to hotels in Chandigarh and Panchkula. Reason: Heavy taxes imposed by the Punjab Government have repelled their clientele to Panchkula and Chandigarh.
A banquet hall at Zirakpur. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal


City airport 
More trouble brews for travellers
Chandigarh, November 24
The Chandigarh domestic airport will remain closed on first and third Sunday of every month after 1 pm. The Indian Air Force, which manages the runway, has intimated the airlines operating from the city airport that the no flights will be allowed to take-off and land after 1 pm on two days in a month. The schedule will come into force from next month and is expected to continue for at least six months.

Travellers suffer as flight operations remain suspended
Chandigarh, November 24
The flight operations remained suspended for the second consecutive day on account of maintenance work on the runway at the city airport.

Tehelka sex scandal draws maelstrom at Literati 2013
Chandigarh, November 24
Tishaa Khosla, Kishwar Desai, Gul Panag, Vivek Atray and V Sudarshan during a session on ‘Women and paradox of modernity’ at Literati 2013 in Chandigarh on Sunday. The sex scandal surrounding former editor-in-chief of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal rocked the literary discourse both on and off the stage on the second and the last day of the literary festival — Literati 2013 — today.

Tishaa Khosla, Kishwar Desai, Gul Panag, Vivek Atray and V Sudarshan during a session on ‘Women and paradox of modernity’ at Literati 2013 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


UT Admn plans demolition of more illegal slum dwellings
Chandigarh, November 24
Illegal dwelling units that have come up on the outskirts of Kajehri village near the slow carriageway of Sector 52 in Chandigarh. Buoyed by the successful demolition drive of Colony No. 5, through which the Chandigarh Administration reclaimed 107 acres of its prime land that was under illegal occupation, the UT is going ahead with its plans to demolish other illegal slum colonies.

Illegal dwelling units that have come up on the outskirts of Kajehri village near the slow carriageway of Sector 52 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Slum vote politics: Calculations gone wrong
In the wake of the forthcoming general elections, the demolition drive in Colony No.5 has changed the profile of the slum vote politics, forcing the politicians to re do their homework. A senior Congress leader on condition of anonymity said with 10,000 voters shifting their base to Dhanas and other parts of the city, their strategy to woo the voters had gone haywire. While the politicians desisted visiting the demolition site, they were quick to do rounds of Dhanas resettlement colony to make their contact with the new voters. All for the sake of votes!

Faulty alco-sensors leave UT traffic cops embarrassed
Chandigarh, November 24
In yet another incident and a case of harassment, alco-sensors of the Chandigarh Traffic Police have been found to be faulty with a businessman complaining to the police that he was detected to be drunk while he had been a teetotaller all his life. While he was not challaned as he resisted, the city resident said he faced embarrassment and harassment at the hands of the police.

Open House response
Sincerity of purpose missing on part of civic bodies
Stray dogs roam freely on a road in Sector 19, Chandigarh. Population control of stray dogs in the city has totally gone haywire. As many as 5,000 stray dogs, as per figures dished out by the Municipal Corporation, are said to have been sterilsed in the past five years. The simple inference is, however, that the so-called sterlisation was more on paper than on ground or perhaps the medicine injected was past its expiry date. — SC Luthra, Mani Majra

Stray dogs roam freely on a road in Sector 19, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Dealing with stray cattle and dogs

The roads in the City Beautiful, it appears, are not for human beings and their vehicles alone. Stray cattle and dogs share them equally, giving a tough time to drivers.
Students strike a pose against the backdrop of a replica of Eiffel Tower during Chandigarh Carnival on Sunday
Aiming high: Students strike a pose against the backdrop of a replica of Eiffel Tower during Chandigarh Carnival on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Lights off, pack up
Chandigarh, November 24
Festivities pinnacled on the last day of the Chandigarh Carnival. Thousands of residents thronged the carnival village, beautifully set up on the theme of 100 years of Indian Cinema. Old is Gold, Filmy Bazaar and CEVA stalls attracted crowds.

Humour and food for thought 
Chandigarh, November 24
The second and the last day of Literati-2013 was packed with thought-provoking sessions. The first session saw cartoonist, humorist and writer Krishna Shastry, journalist Jai Arjun Singh and author Vivek Atray discuss the 'The Challenge of Humour'.

MC’s tow-away drive upsets car dealers
Chandigarh, November 24
High drama was witnessed at the secondhand car market in Sector 7 when the Municipal Corporation staff went there to tow away vehicles parked outside showrooms today. Car dealers expressed resentment over the MC's move.

Pregnant women at Hepatitis A risk: Experts
Chandigarh, November 24
Watch out for unhygienic food, water and lack of sanitation during pregnancy as it can lead to Hepatitis A infection. Experts from the PGI, GMCH-32 and DMC, Ludhiana, discussed the severity of Hepatitis E infection during a CME today.

P’kula general hospital to go PGI’s way
Panchkula, November 24
Panchkula general hospital is all set to go PGI’s way as they have decided to introduce the pass system for patients’ attendants in view of the security at the hospital. A proposal for the same has been finalised by the hospital authorities, which would soon be implemented in all the wards except the emergency ward.

‘Community not following the teachings of Sikh Gurus’
Chandigarh, November 24
Environmental problems should be a priority for the residents of any area while sharing their civic problems with candidates during elections. Also, we need to increase the number of water treatment plants across the country and especially in Punjab. This was said by eco-activist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, during a seminar on ‘World Citizenship: Sikhism and Environment’ organised by the Institute of Sikh Studies at Panjab University today.

Protest against property tax to intensify: Dhanoa 
Mohali, November 24
On one hand the local welfare associations are supporting the Congress leaders for not paying the property tax to the Punjab Government whereas the increasing figures of tax collection by Mohali Municipal Corporation (MC) just reflect the other side of the coin.

47,000 administered polio drops in city
Chandigarh, November 24
As many as 1,334 workers, 78 sector supervisors, 15 area supervisors along with 100 reserved workers and 617 teams were deployed by the Department of Health And Family Welfare, UT Chandigarh, to vaccinate all the children in the age group of 0-5 years in high risk areas.

PET medical camp
94 dogs detected with worm infestation 
Panchkula, November 24
As many as 94 out of 181 cases of worm infestation in dogs were found at the pet medical camp organised at government pet clinic in Sector 3, Panchkula. Dr MR Singla said the camp was set up free of cost and seven doctors were deployed to deal with the cases.



Scuffle turns ugly, 1 dead
Mohali, November 24
A scuffle took an ugly turn with the death of an elderly person at Chillah village in Mohali district this evening.

Man held in robbery case
Chandigarh, November 24 The UT police arrested one person, who along with five others, robbed a resident of Mauli Complex in Mani Majra. The police arrested Dharminder, resident of Mauli Complex, and booked five others, who robbed Arun Maurya of Rs 5,000 near Mehar Jewellers near Mauli Complex. 

Man’s body fished out from pond in Dhanas
Chandigarh, November 24
The partially nude body of an unidentified person, stabbed twice in the neck and stomach, was fished out from a pond in Dhanas today. The police said the body was two days old and the man appeared to be between 35 and 40 years of age. A passerby noticed the body at 6 pm when the police were called.

Body of saint found
Panchkula, November 24
The body of a saint (60) was found near the Golf Club in Sector 3, Panchkula, late last night. The body has been kept at the mortuary of general hospital, Sector 6, in Panchkula for the post-mortem. The police was yet to establish the identity of the man.


PCA owes Rs 20 cr to police
Mohali, November 24
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), which has been earning crores of rupees by organising international and IPL cricket matches, is yet to pay the security bills worth around Rs 20 crores to Punjab Police.

City golfers to represent nation in Asia Pacific meet
Chandigarh, November 24
Local golfer Karandeep Kochhar, won the category B competition during the All India Junior Golf Tournament, concluded at Oxford Golf and Country Club, Pune. He bounced back, on the final days’ play, to win by two strokes; he shot 6,4,4,2, a total of 16 over par for four days.

Veterans defy age on field 
Chandigarh, November 24
At the age of 75 years, when majority of people go for a stroll in a park, with their grandchildren, for a walk, some local veteran athletes opted to prove their fitness.

basketball meet
Tender Heart beat St Xavier’s School
Chandigarh, November 24
Players of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, defeated St. Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, to win the running trophy of ICSE Inter-School Basketball Tournament.

kho-kho tourney
MDAV School lift trophy
Chandigarh, November 24
The kho- kho team of MDAV School, Sector 22, (B team) defeated Government Model High School, Sector 41, by 5 points to win the final match of 4th Luxmi Arya Memorial Kho-Kho Trophy, here today. In the same category, the Government Model High School, Sector 56, trounced MDAV School, Sector 22 (A team) by 3 points to finish third in the championship.


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