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HSRPs: RLA running out of time
Chandigarh, September 14
Time is running out for the UT Administration that has a tall order of affixing high security registration plates (HSRPs) on around 7.58 lakh vehicles by April 2015. In a bid to meet the deadline, the RLA will have to affix around 1.26 lakh HSRPs every month, which works out to around 4,200 HSRPs per day. The figures available with the RLA reveal that only 1,41,159 HSRPs have been fixed till September 6 of the around nine lakh vehicles.

Resumption of properties having building violations
CHB notices leave allottees panicky
Chandigarh, September 14
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has begun the process to cancel and resume residential properties having building violations, creating panic among hundreds of allottees. During the past few weeks, the board has issued show-cause notices for resumption or cancellation of allotment to at least 500 allottees. Clear instructions have been issued to the field staff to issue the notices to all allottees who have raised structures in violation of the rules within the allotted area.


Police identify murder victim
Chandigarh, September 14
Four days after a man was found murdered, the police have identified the deceased as Ram Kishan (42) of Mandi Gobindgarh. His body was handed over to his family members after a postmortem examination today. The postmortem, which was conducted at the GMSH, Sector 16, hinted that Ram Kishan was assaulted badly, which led to his death.


Firms come forward to help J&K flood-hit
Chandigarh, September 14
Max India Foundation (MIF), the corporate social responsibility wing of the Max Group, has pledged to support flood-ravaged people of valley. Mohini Daljeet Singh, chief executive, Max India Foundation, has handed over cartons of essential medicines to Maj Gen Rajveer Singh, Commandant of Command Hospital, Chandimandir Cantonment, at Command Hospital today. The cartons contained drugs such as biodipine, azee, ciplox, combiflam and broad spectrum antibiotics, anti inflammatory drugs, pain killers, anti-diarrhoea tablets and syrups. Next week, the MIF will make similar contributions through the Army in Delhi.

Winds of respite: A pleasant evening prompted students of Panjab University to venture outdoors in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Coffee table book gives a peep into roles of UT police
Chandigarh, September 14
Educating the people regarding the working and achievements of the city police, the 99 -page Coffee table book of the Chandigarh Police, released earlier this month, encompasses various roles of the UT police ever since its inception.

High profile cases
SITs have failed Panchkula police
Panchkula, September 14
The Panchkula police have been forming special investigating teams (SIT) for nearly every high- profile case that is registered in the city, leading to no result. In the last one year, four SITs have been formed in high profile cases and questions are being raised on their functioning as they have been mere eyewash.

They are no ordinary thieves!
Theft of car-tyres might come across as a trivial crime, but the thieves are not ordinary ones. A clipping of CCTV cameras, installed in the house of a Sector 69-based victim, revealed that the thieves came in a swanky SUV to steal tyres of his Innova car. The incident occurred during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday when the miscreants target two sedans in the same locality. The other car, they had targeted was a Ford Endeavour.

Open House response
Ban sans alternatives the bane of commuters
From November 1, only CNG, LPG and battery-operated auto-rickshaws will be allowed to operate in the city. Chandigarh Tribune asked its readers if banning the entry of diesel-run autos was a wise decision, given the poor public transport system.

A police official challans an auto-rickshaw driver from Mohali on the road dividing Sectors 21 and 22 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Deteriorating law and order situation worries FOSWAC members
Chandigarh, September 14
The executive committee meeting of the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations of Chandigarh (FOSWAC) was held today at the Community Centre, Sector 8, under the chairmanship of Baljinder Singh Bittu. The chairman expressed his concerns regarding increasing crime and deteriorating law and order in Chandigarh.

Danseuse Purvadhanashree performs during the 6th Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Arts & heritage festival ends on a high note
Chandigarh, September 14
The concluding day of the 6th Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival witnessed a scintillating performance by danseuse Purvadhanashree from Hyderabad at Tagore Theatre here today. In her rendition, the artiste presented three choreography compositions. She began her performance with “Vinayak Prathanka”, wherein she paid tributes to Lord Ganesha. Followed by a remarkable piece, Purvadhanashree performed “Shlok Pushpanjli”. Her concluding act, “Jathi Swaram”, was a pure dance form without emphasis on expression.

EXPRESSING EMOTIONS THROUGH ART: Danseuse Purvadhanashree performs during the 6th Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Training programme concludes
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducted a free pre-exam training for SC/ST and OBC candidates, in addition to the disabled students. The initiative has been taken for the upliftment of reserved and backward caste candidates. The training imparted to 113 students concluded at AAA-Bright Academy, Sector 15, on Sunday.

Vanity numbers
RLA earns Rs 17.47 lakh from auction on Day 2

Chandigarh, September 14
The fad for vanity numbers among the vehicle owners fetched Rs 17.47 lakh for the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) on the second day of the open auction for the numbers of CH 01 AZ series. The vehicle numbers from ‘0101’ to ‘9999’ were auctioned today.

Leisure trip turns nightmare for Panchkula family
BJP leader and his family return home from J&K, were forced to take shelter at a university for six days

Panchkula, September 14
A BJP leader and his family spent six days in a classroom at Kashmir University due to the floods. Sanjay Ahuja, a resident of Sector 10, had gone for a leisure trip to Srinagar with his family, including two children. They reached their hotel near Dal Lake on September 6.

BJP leader Sanjay Ahuja with his family at their residence in Sector 10, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Suicide: Parents identify deceased couple
Zirakpur, September 14
A young couple, who had jumped to death before a moving train on the Kalka-Ambala Railway lines in Gajipur Sanian village on Saturday evening, were identified as residents of Dhanas village in Chandigarh here today.

UT Home Secretary visits socio-medical camp
Chandigarh, September 14
UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar visited a socio-medical camp at Government Model High School, Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran. The camp was organised by the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Association. It was the first camp in a series of such events planned for the month-long celebrations of International Senior Citizens’ Day. The events will culminate in a formal function to be held on October 1. TNS

Gauvardhan rally
Chandigarh, September 14
Hindu religious groups gathered today at Sector 34 demanding capital punishment for those who indulged in cow slaughter. The Bhartiya Gau Kranti Manch, an organisation at the helm of the ongoing countrywide agitation against cow slaughter, organised a ‘Gauvardhan’ rally at the Exhibition Ground at Sector 34, Chandigarh.— TNS


Admission to medical institutes
MCI introduces online monitoring system
Chandigarh, September 14
In order to bring in transparency in admission to medical colleges and institutions, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has introduced an online monitoring system where all government and private colleges have been instructed to provide the details of all vacant and filled seats.

Demolition drive
Good news for Madrasi Colony students
Chandigarh, September 14
Even in the unfolding tragedy of a demolition drive at Madrasi Colony, there is something to cheer for 11-year-old Kajal and several other schoolchildren like her who had missed their first semester examinations during the demolition drive on Friday. Education Secretary Sarvjit Singh has decided to conduct special examination for all affected students.

From Schools
Honour for Chandigarh school
In the Annual Education World India School Rankings, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, has been ranked No. 6 in the category of “India’s Most Preferred Girls Day Schools”. The school was ranked No. 2 in the state ranking. On the occasion, Principal Sister Nisha Lobo said: “The school has put sustained efforts to ensure that the girls receive world-class education.

Over 450 students attend Canadian education fair
Chandigarh, September 14
As many as 25 Canadian colleges and universities converged to participate in the ‘Study in Canada Mega Education Fair’ here today. Over 450 students from across the city visited the fair to explore graduation courses available in Canada.

An official from a Canadian college interacts with students during an education fair at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Victory in PU Poll
Bhattal congratulates NSUI members
Chandigarh, September 14
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Chief Minister of Punjab, today congratulated members of the Panjab University’s National Student Union of India (NSUI) for their victory in the student council elections by organising a tea party at her residence. The elected candidates are Divyanshu Budhiraja (president), Snighda Bawa (vice-president) and Ankur Sherawat (secretary). Sachin Kanwar, who contested for the post of joint secretary, lost the election by 77 votes. — TNS

NSUI leaders with Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Chief Minister of Punjab, at her residence on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Hindi Day celebrated
Chandigarh, September 14
The Union Bank of India, Regional Office, Chandigarh, observed Hindi Day by organising a cultural programme at the SS Bhatnagar Hall, Panjab University, today. The programme was attended by bank officials and their family members. The participants presented poems, duet songs, jokes and dances. The event was inaugurated by Dr Baijnath Prasad, Head of the Hindi Department, PU. Dr Baijnath appreciated the initiative taken by the banking sector to preserve the Hindi language. He said banks were not the focal point of trade and money but a melting point and binding force of families, society and communities. — TNS

US universities join hands with Gharuan varsity
Mohali, September 14
Recognising the efforts of Chandigarh University (CU), Gharuan, to establish an International Academic Model, universities from the US have joined hands with the CU under the International Academic Alliance Programme. Earlier, more than 10 world-renowned universities from the UK and Canada had formed an International Academic Alliance with Chandigarh University that will benefit both student as well as faculty communities of the participating countries. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the flagship programme of International Academic Alliance was signed between Chandigarh University, Gharuan, and Youngstown University, Ohio. TNS


100 take part in e-recruitment drive at college
Dera Bassi, September 14
Over 100 BTech (CSE, IT) and MCA students of the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) took part in an e-recruitment drive here today. The drive was organised by a Chandigarh-based consultant company on the college premises. As many as 20 students from the college cleared the aptitude and technical test on the occasion. Last week, the SSIET in collaboration with Infowiz Private Limited had organised a seminar on “Content Management System” for students. A press note issued by the college revealed that the seminar was conducted to apprise BTech and MCA students of the latest software and career prospects in the global market. Experts discussed various topics apart from sharing their experiences with the students. — TNS


Woman’s death: City police register murder case
Chandigarh September 14
A day after a 70-year-old woman, who went missing on September 11 was found lying near the 3BRD on September 12 with her kin alleging it was murder, the police have registered a case in is regard. Earlier, the police claimed it to be a hit-and-run case following which the victim’s family raised a hue and cry and alleged that she had been murdered. The police added Section 302 IPC (murder) in the case today.

4 thieves arrested in Mohali
Mohali, September 14
The Mohali police have claimed to have busted a gang of thieves comprising four persons, including two minors, after arresting them from Nayagaon, here. The accused, identified as Brij Paswan and Sunny Kumar, were involved in at least 12 thefts in the area. The cases are registered at different police stations in the district, said the police. “Gold and silver jewellery items worth Rs 1.50 lakh, 10 mobile phones, three motorcycles, one Activa scooter, an ATM card and Rs 11,000 cash have been recovered from their possession”, said Mohali SP (Headquarters) Harpal Singh Sandhu. He said one of the minor accused was also taken into custody earlier for theft, but he was released later. TNS

Thieves strike at house in Panchkula
Panchkula, September 14
Thieves struck at the house of a property dealer in Sector 4 during the wee hours today. The thieves, allegedly, managed to flee with a safe kept in one of the rooms. The owner, Rulda Ram, and his family are out of town. His friend, on visiting the house, found the locks of the main door broken, following which he informed the police. “We have informed the owner about the theft,” said the police. One of the neighbours reportedly heard the noise of an auto-rickshaw near the house in the wee hours. A case has been registered at the Sector 5 police station. TNS

IRB woman constable injured
Chandigarh, September 14
A 24-year-old woman constable posted with the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) of the Chandigarh Police sustained injuries after being hit by a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus.The victim, Suman Kumari, was returning home on a motorcycle when she was hit by a CTU bus driven by Harjinder Singh, a resident of Mohali, near the main gate of the PGI. The victim sustained fracture in her left leg and was operated upon. The driver was arrested and later released on bail. A case has been registered. — TNS


No need for foreign hockey coach: Ex-Olympian
Chandigarh, September 14
The Indian hockey team does not need any foreign coach to develop skills and raise the standards of playing. This was stated by former Indian hockey team coach Rajinder Singh. The former Olympian and the coach of the Indian hockey team, who coached the team for little over two years, feels that the appointment of foreign coaches is nothing but pressure on players and sheer wastage of money.

Former coach of the hockey team Rajinder Singh and Olympians Rajpal Singh and Sukhbir Gill at the newly inaugurated gym in Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Katoch Shield Trophy
Patiala score 300 runs on Day 2
Chandigarh, September 14
Mohali’s bowlers made a comeback on Day 2 of the ongoing Katoch Shield Trophy match against Patiala today. The host team of Patiala with 211 runs for three on the opening day, fumbled out on 300 runs all out in 139.1 overs today.

CBSE North Zone Cluster-I Football Tournament
Tagore school corner glory
Chandigarh, September 14
Tagore International School, east of Kailash, New Delhi, defeated Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, to bag the winning trophy of the CBSE North Zone Cluster-I Football Tournament for Girls. The tournament is hosted by PML SD Public School and was played at St Soldier’s School, Sector 28, here today.

Winners in a jubilant mood at St Soldier International School in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

DAV-10 defeat SGGS College, clinch baseball title
Chandigarh, September 14
DAV College, Sector 10, won the Panjab University’s Inter-College Baseball Championship for Men (A division) on the campus ground here today. In the final of the championship, the winning side defeated SGGS College, Sector 26, 4-0. In the hard line match, Panjabi University Campus, Chandigarh, defeated GGD SD College, Sector 32, 04-03, and claimed the third place. — TNS

Basketball tourney: GGS College pip Gidderbaha girls’ college
Chandigarh, September 14
The GGS College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, beat GGS Girls College, Gidderbaha, in a match of the ongoing Panjab University’s Inter-College Basketball Championship for Women (A-division) here today. The winning team defeated their rivals, 68-12, in a league match. In the next match, the Government College for Girls, Ludhiana, defeated the Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 11, 58-17. Earlier, the Panjab University campus defeated SBBS College for Women, Sukhanand, 28-10, and GCG, Ludhiana, defeated KCW, Sidhwan Khurd, 53-02. The PGGCG-11, beat PU campus, Chandigarh, 37-31. — TNS


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