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CBI suspends Inspector
Chandigarh, September 22
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has suspended Inspector Ashok Yadav, who reportedly manhandled and slapped Inspector Rajesh Shukla on September 3 after the CBI arrested him and two other policemen while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Murdered man identified; severed head found in manhole
Panchkula, September 22
After a two-day search operation during which chopped body parts of a man were found packed in polybags, the Panchkula police today stumbled upon the head of the victim in a manhole in Sector 28 here.

A woman tries to identify the victim whose head (blurred) was found in Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


55-year-old man rapes 6-year-old
Panchkula, September 22
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 55-year-old man on the pretext of giving her sweets in Bhagwanpur village near here last evening. The condition of the victim is stated to be critical. The victim was taken by the accused from an anganwari at around 1.30 pm after the school hours got over. The accused, Mohammad Javed, is is at large. Javed hails from Saharanpur. According to the police, the accused took the victim to his hutment and committed the crime. The incident came to the fore when the girl fainted as soon as she stepped out of the hutment. Passersby in the village informed her parents, who took her to the hospital. The medical examination of the victim confirmed rape. A case under Section 376 (rape) has been registered. TNS


Sensitising voters
Panchkula Admn takes to places of worship
Panchkula, September 22
The Panchkula Administration is ‘religiously’ asking its voters to exercise their franchise during upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. Devotees visiting temples, gurdwaras and mosques in Panchkula would be urged to vote. Finding religious places the best platform to educate voters to vote, the Administration has decided to install banners and hoardings in this regard.

The Mansa Devi temple gets a fresh coat of paint ahead of the Navratras in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

‘Rama, Ravana’ join hands for J&K flood-hit
Chandigarh, September 22
This time Ramlila committees in the city will not only stage Ramayana, but will also lend helping hand to the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir for their rehabilitation. To help the flood victims, Ramlila committees will set up donation boxes. These announcements will be made by artistes, who will be performing the roles of Lord Rama, Hanuman and even Ravana.

Solar Power Tariff
JERC gives 15 days to give suggestions
Chandigarh, September 22
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC), has given a 15-day time period to city residents to submit their suggestions/objections for the determination of solar power tariff and framing of Draft Solar Power Tariff — Ground Mounted Grid Connected and Solar Rooftop with Net Metering Regulations — 2014.

IAF veterans remember 1965 war heroes
Chandigarh, September 22
For a large number of Air Force veterans who had fought the 1965 Indo-Pak war, it was like turning back the hands of the clock and re-living the moments of glory as they lined up in front of the war memorial at the Chandigarh Air Force Station today.

SALUTING THE HEROES: IAF veterans pay tributes to martyrs at the War Memorial, Chandigarh Air Force Station, on Monday as part of events being organised to commemorate the golden jubilee year of the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Tribune photo: S Chandan

hotels & eateries
Excise Department to continue charging VAT
Chandigarh, September 22
The UT Excise and Taxation Department has reportedly decided to justify the current system of charging value added tax and service tax on the entire bill amount by hotels and restaurants. In its reply to the Excise and Taxation Commissioner, excise officials are learnt to have cited certain judgments to justify their stand on charging VAT on 100 per cent of the bill amount.

Abandoned women: Panchkula administration passes the buck
Panchkula, September 22
It seems the Panchkula Administration has not learnt any lesson despite facing flak for ‘not looking after’ an elderly destitute in pain. Two women — one in her early twenties, who had been abandoned by her in-laws and another mentally-challenged — were found lying outside the bus stand in Sector 5 for the past 25 days.

Seema Bhardwaj, member, State Working Committee, Women Cell, and AK Sharma, a social activist, speak to an abandoned woman (face blurred) at Panchkula on Monday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Report on study tour missing from MC meeting agenda
Chandigarh, September 22
Even though its been around two-weeks since the councillors and officials returned from the nine days study tour, the authorities have failed to include the report of the study tour in the agenda for the forthcoming General House meeting. The MC had spent around Rs 27 lakh on the junket.

Mohali civic body
Ahead of elections, rift in SAD to the fore
Mohali, September 22
Though the state government is yet to decide on dates of Municipal Corporation elections, the factionalism in Shiromani Akali Dal’s local unit has started coming to the fore. Supporters of Kulwant Singh, who had contested the recent Lok Sabha elections on the party’s ticket from Fatehgarh Sahib, have openly announced that they would not support the party candidates in the MC election if contested under the leadership of Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, the party’s in-charge for Mohali district.

86,307 children immunised in city
Chandigarh, September 22
As many as 86,307 children were immunised during the sub-national immunisation round campaign in Chandigarh. As per the directions of Government of Indiathe sub-national immunisation round was observed for two days in the city.

Freeze frame: An artiste performs a folk dance of Kerala during the TFT Dance & Theatre Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Health Notes
Body donated to PGI
The Department of Anatomy, PGIMER, Chandigarh, today received the body of 82-year-old Bimla Kumari, for research purposes. Earlier, Kumari had pledged to donate her body to the department. The department thanked the family members for the noble gesture.

Run to mark ‘joy of giving’ at Sukhna on Sept 28
Mohali, September 22
Students of the Indian School of Business (ISB) here will organise ISB Joyathon, a run to promote the cause of giving among residents of the tricity, at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on September 28.

12 leprosy patients undergo surgeries
Panchkula, September 22
The State Leprosy Society performed reconstructive surgeries on 12 affected persons during a camp held at the General Hospital here today. This was the first camp on reconstructive surgery organised for leprosy patients in Haryana. The camp was organised with the assistance of the Regional Leprosy Training Institute, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Haryana does not own a reconstructive surgery centre.

Chander Mohan begins canvassing in Panchkula
HJC yet to announce its candidate
Panchkula, September 22
Though the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) is yet to release its list of candidates, Chander Mohan, one of the strong claimants for the Panchkula Assembly seat, has already kicked off campaigning. Chander Mohan visited 14 villages in Panchkula and sought vote for himself. He told the villagers that he had been a localite and was associated with the city since long. Sources said Chander Mohan would be visiting other villages tomorrow. The HJC is expected to release its list by September 25. Chander Mohan, a former Haryana Deputy Chief minister, is the brother of HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi.

BJP candidate promises development of Barwala
Panchkula, September 22
Continuing his election campaign in rural areas, Gian Chand Gupta, the BJP candidate from Panchkula Assembly seat, promised overall development of the Barwala area. Accompanied by Ambala MP Rattan Lal Kataria and other party leaders, Gupta held public meetings in Mankya, Billa, Bunga, Tibbi, Rattewali, Khundesar, Sultanpur, Khangesra, Bharaili, Barwala, Bataur, Rihawar, Chundaru and Kami Shukriya villages today. Kataria urged villagers to vote for Gupta, adding that he, along with Gupta, would jointly work towards developing the constituency. Senior party leaders Sham Lal Bansal and Vikash Paul also addressed the gatherings. TNS

Traffic park to come up in Mohali: DC
Mohali, September 22
A traffic park at Mohali and a driving test track at Dera Bassi will be constructed soon, said Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu here today. The DC, who was presiding over a meeting with the Road Safety Committee, also gave directions for expediting the school vehicle scheme. He directed the District Transport Officer to challan vehicles such as auto-rickshaws, Tata Magic and Tata Sumo which were being run without permission. While presiding over a meeting with the District Health Society, he said primary healthcare facilities should be provided in slum areas through mobile medical units. Further, he directed officials of the Revenue Department to take strict action against encroachers. OC

Students donate blood
Mohali, September 22
As many as 100 students donated blood at a voluntary donation camp organised by the Youth Red Cross Unit of Government College on the campus here today. The camp, which was inaugurated by college principal Suman Gandhi, was sponsored by the Lions Club Central, Chandigarh. The Department of Blood Transfusion and Internal Medicine, PGI, Chandigarh, held the camp. Prof Kanwar Rajinder Singh, Department of Fine Arts, set a precedent for the others by donating blood for the 50th time. OC

Culinary development workshop
Chandigarh, September 22
Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition organised a four-day culinary development workshop under the management development programme in association with the Indian Culinary Forum and Indian Federation of Culinary Association. The event was organised as part of the silver jubilee celebrations on the premises. The first day of the workshop concluded with a lip-smacking dessert as Chef Shashank Khanna of Le Meridien, New Delhi, showcased the gold standards of bakery by preparing a sweet gold cake and saffron poached peach with pistachio and Champagne Zabaglione on caramelised toasted Brioche Concorde line. About 500 participants attended the workshop. — TNS

‘Rs 6-cr project to cover nullah’
Mohali, September 22
The problem of a dirty nullah passing through the town would be addressed very soon. The government has approved Rs 6 crore for the purpose. “The nullah would be covered and cycle tracks would be constructed alongside,” said Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, MP from Anandpur Sahib, after heading a meeting of officials of the Mohali Administration and the GMADA here today. The work on the project would start soon, he said. Besides, a bus service from Mohali to Gurdwara Nadha Sahib in Panchkula would be started soon. “A plan has been finalised. Initially, the service will be started on Sundays, full moon days and gurpurabs,” he said. — TNS


PU yet to decide on resignation row
Chandigarh, September 22
Confusion prevailed at the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), Panjab University, as the authorities are yet to decide on the resignation of the department head, Dr US Shivhare, submitted to the Vice Chancellor about one month ago.

Newly appointed members of the student council take oath at the Dev Samaj College for Education, Sector 45, Chandigarh, on Monday. photo: S Chandan

Students to visit Germany
Chandigarh: As may as 16 students from Vivek High School will visit Germany and work on the project “Understanding our Borders” under the aegis of the PASCH Project initiated by the German Foreign Office. The students from Class IX, XI and XII will work on a project themed at ‘Understanding our borders (Indo-Pak & the rise & fall of the Berlin Wall)’ which has to be expressed through art.

USOL counselling
The University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University (PU), will conduct counselling for four general category seats of MEd on September 24. The counselling will be conducted from 9 am to 10 am at the USOL auditorium. Candidates with merit marks from 53.0166 and above can attend the counselling.

Placement drive: 47 students shortlisted
Lalru: More than 47 students were shortlisted by four companies during a placement drive at the Universal Group of Institutes, near here today. As many as 150 students from BTech, MBA, BBA, BCA, BA, BCom, MTech and diploma courses took part in the drive. Dr Gurpreet Singh, chairman of the group, said the companies had offered packages from Rs 1.20 to Rs 2.5 lakh to the selected candidates. — TNS


Abetment to suicide
Woman gets 5-year imprisonment
Mohali, September 22
The local court today pronounced five-year term to a woman for abetting her daughter-in-law suicide while six other family members, including three women, were acquitted in the case.


3 held for manhandling constable outside pub
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh Police arrested three youths for quarreling with a constable outside the Buzz Pub in Sector 17 on late last night. Police officials said that constable Muni Ram who was on night duty at the Neelam Police Post, Sector 17, received information that some youths were fighting outside the pub.


Football meet: Poor refereeing mars opening tie
Chandigarh, September 22
Poor refereeing has been a common sight during the 12th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament since years. The same scenario was witnessed during the opening match between Mahilpur Football Academy, Punjab, and Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy at the football stadium in Sector 17 today.

Players in action during a football match between the Mahilpur Football Academy and the Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy at the Football Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

‘Patronage’ to football coach kicks up controversy
Chandigarh, September 22
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Directorate of Sports, Panjab University, seem to be going to any extent to support their “favourites”. Sample this: A SAI football coach, appointed at the extension coaching centre being run at Panjab University (PU), managed to get his transfer orders cancelled twice in the past four months.

CHART trainees in finals
Chandigarh, September 22
Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) trainees of the CLTA continued to hog the limelight during the CLTA-AITA Talent Series (TS-3) Tennis Tournament being played here. In the semifinals of boys’ category, CHART trainee Shashikant drubbed CHART trainee Krishan Hooda.

CHART trainee Princy returns a shot during a tennis match at the CLTA courts on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Girls’ chess championship from September 27
Chandigarh, September 22
The Chandigarh Chess Association will host the Open (U-13) Girls’ Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, on September 27 and 28. Interested players can confirm their participation before September 26 with Vipnesh Bhardwaj at 9814615100. Two boys and two girls will be selcted to represent the city in the upcoming nationals at Jamshedpur from October 25 to November 2. — TNS


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