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Sector 26 traders up in arms
Chandigarh, September 26
High drama prevailed in the Sector 26 vegetable and fruit market when commission agents, dealing in apples, gheraoed the office of the market committee in protest against a concerted drive by the market committee to check evasion of the market committee fee.

Babbar Khalsa posters in Sec 17 trigger panic
Chandigarh, September 26
A few days after two leading businessmen of Sector 17 received an extortion letter from the Babbar Khalsa group, demanding Rs 31 lakh each as sewa (service), some unidentified miscreants, claiming to be from the Babbar Khalsa group, pasted posters in different parts of Sector 17, threatening people with dire consequences if they demanded dowry or were accused of rape.


Chinks widen in BJP
September 26
, 2014
Panchkula murder case cracked
September 25
, 2014
SIT gives clean chit to Bains
September 24
, 2014
CBI suspends Inspector
September 23
, 2014
Day after, more body parts found
September 22
, 2014
Carjacking in Mohali
September 21
, 2014
City private schools in trouble
September 20
, 2014
16-yr-old dies in mishap
September 19
, 2014
Girl’s father, uncle get death
September 18, 2014
MLA's troubles far from over
September 17, 2014
Doon MLA walked free on benefit of doubt
September 16, 2014

KK Sharma to be Goa Chief Secy
Chandigarh, September 26
The Adviser to the UT Administrator, KK Sharma, has been posted as the Chief Secretary of Goa. He will replace B Vijayan, who retires on September 30. A 1983 batch IAS officer, Sharma had joined the UT in April 2011. The formal orders of Sharma’s new place of posting are expected in a day or two.

P’kula Assembly seat
Parties play the community card
Panchkula, September 26
With the candidates of the BJP, the Congress and the INLD, all belonging to the Aggarwal community, filing their nomination papers for the Panchkula Assembly seat during the past two days, it appears the elections are being fought on community lines instead of issues.



Auction of Sites
GMADA nets Rs 71 cr

Mohali, September 26
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) earned a revenue of around Rs 71 crore at an auction of sites held here today. The development authority was able to dispose of 26 of the 52 sites put to auction.

Afghan rabab player Sadozai brings alive Sufi music
Chandigarh, September 26
Rabab player Utsad Daud Khan Sadozai from Afghanistan accompanied with percussionist professor Parmajit Singh performed at Sector 5 at an event organised by Max, Chandigarh.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Six-day cleanliness drive begins
Chandigarh, September 26
The Engineering Department of the Chandigarh Administration today started a six-day long drive to clean roads under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Campaign.

Now, face-saving exercise by councillors
Chandigarh, September 26
A day after high drama was witnessed at the MC House meeting over the study tour, councillors, who were part of the tour have now started face-saving exercise.

60 yrs on, Chaturvedi family enjoys staging Ramlila
Chandigarh, September 26
Members of the Chaturvedi family stage the Ramlila at Sector 27, Chandigarh. Chaturvedi family from Mathura has dedicated over six decades to staging of Ramlila, across the country, for they claim that it is the love for the transcendental drama that makes them enact it again and again and pass on the baton to their next generation.

Members of the Chaturvedi family stage the Ramlila at Sector 27, Chandigarh. A Tribune Photograph

INLD supporters paint the town green
Panchkula, September 26
On the second day of Navratras, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate Kulbhushan Goyal, Congress candidate DK Bansal, and Independent candidates Hem Singh and Harinder Saini filed their nominations in Panchkula. The others were covering candidates.
INLD supporters hold a rally in Kalka on Friday.
Poll fever: INLD supporters hold a rally in Kalka on Friday. A Tribune Photograph
Girls perform dandia at the Diwali mela in Sector 34, Chandigarh.
Festive spirit: Girls perform dandia at the Diwali mela in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Husband forced me to convert: Woman
Panchkula, September 26
In perhaps the first-of-its-kind case of “Love Jihad”, an 18-year-old woman lodged a complaint with the local police that a man, after marrying her, forced her to convert her religion.

Tourism week celebrations begin today
Chandigarh, September 26
In order to make Chandigarh a prominent city on tourism map, the UT Tourism Department has planned to promote the city as a weekend tourist destination of the region.

Hookah bars banned in Mohali district
Mohali, September 26
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, has banned the functioning of hookah bars in the district. The ban order will remain in force till November 28.

Conference on head and neck oncology
Chandigarh, September 26
The 14th national conference of the Foundation for Head & Neck oncology (FHNO) observed about 300 delegates from all over the country who registered for this scientific event. 
A Ramlila committee takes out “Shri Ram ji ki baraat” at Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday.
holy union: A Ramlila committee takes out “Shri Ram ji ki baraat” at Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

GITBP society to hold poll on October 15
Chandigarh, September 26
The election of the GITBP Employees’ Coop Salary Earners Thrift and Credit Society Limited, Chandigarh, to elect 21 members of its managing committee will be held on October 15.

Safai karamcharis administered vaccine
Chandigarh, September 26
The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, today continued the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and removed garbage from various sectors.

Sealing of godowns in Daria village
Tandon writes to Home Minister
Chandigarh, September 26
BJP state president Sanjay Tandon has written a letter to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, pointing out the arbitrary action of the Chandigarh Administration in demolishing and sealing the construction of godowns of villagers in the villages which are situated beyond the lal dora.

Panchkula-Yamunanagar highway
Motorists hit as Kot village residents block highway
Panchkula, September 26
A traffic congestion was witnessed this morning on the Panchkula-Yamunanagar highway when villagers of Kot village blocked the route alleging police inaction. The jam continued for about two hours.

Two new cases of dengue reported
Chandigarh, September 26
Two new cases of dengue have been reported bringing the total number to three this season.

75 units of blood collected
Chandigarh, September 26
The annual blood donation camp was organised by the Markfed Blood Trust in association with the Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Sector 37, on the Markfed head office premises on Friday. 

‘ArchiBuild 2014’ begins
The three-day exhibition on architecture, building materials and technologies, ‘ArchiBuild 2014’, being jointly organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Chandigarh-Punjab chapter was thrown open for the public on Friday at Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh.


syndicate meeting
Students, cops clash at PU

Chandigarh, September 26
Police personnel try to stop student leaders from entering the Administrative Block at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. A minor clash broke out between activists of the student parties, Panjab University security staff and police personnel outside the Administrative Block where a Syndicate meeting was underway on Friday evening.

Police personnel try to stop student leaders from entering the Administrative Block at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Orientation on UDISE data held
Chandigarh, September 26
A six-day orientation training programme on Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Data Capturing Format got underway at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, today.

Protesting teachers rounded up
Mohali, September 26
At least 45 computer teachers staging a protest in support of their demands were picked up by the police here today. The teachers were protesting outside the office of the Director-General School Education, located on the premises of the Punjab School Education Board in Phase VIII.

Varsity nullifies poll of 19 department representatives
Chandigarh, September 26
Panjab University today nullified the elections of 19 department representatives (DR) of nine departments who had not submitted their election expenditure accounts to the election officer of the DR elections.

A special dance assembly was organised at Tribune Model School to mark the beginning of the Navratras fest in Chandigarh on Friday
A special dance assembly was organised at Tribune Model School to mark the beginning of the Navratras fest in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune Photograph

Students start cleanliness drive
Chandigarh, September 26
Doon International School organised a cleanliness drive to make the students aware about personal cleanliness and to keep their surroundings clean.

Dhanwantary college
Ayurveda students get chance
Chandigarh, September 26
The students of Sri Dhanwantary Ayurvedic College of the 2012-13 batch today got a sigh of relief as Panjab University allowed them to appear in the examinations to be conducted by it.

PU research scholars can now get loan
Chandigarh, September 26
The University Grants Commission (UGC) research scholars at Panjab University will get a diwali bonanza from the authorities. With the efforts of PU Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover, the research scholars will now get a personal loan.

UIHMT students ‘Run for Tourism’
Chandigarh, September 26
As part of the World Tourism Day celebrations, students of the University Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism (UIHMT), Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Friday organised a Run for Tourism.

Experts discuss Indo-China ties
Chandigarh, September 26
Former Governor of Chhattisgarh Shekhar Dutt addresses a gathering during a seminar on the National Day of China at Panjab University on Friday. Lack of knowledge about the culture and language had become a reason of conflict between India and China. This was stated by the former Governor of Chhattisgarh, Shekhar Dutt, while delivering a key note address on the National Day of China on the topic ‘Vision from history and geography of India and China’ at Panjab University today.

Former Governor of Chhattisgarh Shekhar Dutt addresses a gathering during a seminar on the National Day of China at Panjab University on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Manav Mangal principal felicitated
Panchkula, September 26
Sandeep Sardana, principal of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, was felicitated with the prestigious Rashtriya Vidya Saraswati Puraskar on the occasion of National Seminar in Individual Achievements and National Development held at New Delhi.

pu & college notes
Lecture on stem cells
The Departments of Botany, Zoology & MFT in collaboration with the Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India organised a lecture on “stem cells: what we need to know?” The lecture was addressed by Dr Sanjeev Puri, Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University. He highlighted the concept, merits, techniques and ethical issues associated with it.

from schools
Special dance organised
Chandigarh: A special dance assembly was organised at the Tribune Model School on the occasion of the Navratras. The assembly commenced with the lighting of the lamp and a prayer. The dance drama was an amalgamation of the Nritya Natika on Durga Mahishasur Vadh of the east and Garba and Dandiya of the west. A special dance performance “Dhunuchi nach” was also showcased by the students.


Panchkula, Kalka Votes 2014
Three file nomination from Kalka

Kalka, September 26
Three candidates filed their nomination papers from the Kalka Assembly Constituency here today. While Pradeep Chaudhary, sitting MLA of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), filed his papers at 2.50 pm as per the advice of his religious guru, Congress dissident Sudesh Sharma filed his nomination in the noon.

Actor Gajendra Chauhan campaigns for BJP candidate
Kalka, September 26
Actor Gajendra Chauhan, who played the role of ‘Yudhishthira’ in yesteryears’ TV series Mahabharata, campaigned for BJP candidate Latika Sharma for the Kalka seat.

INLD’s Pradeep Chaudhary is richest candidate from Kalka
Kalka, September 26
INLD candidate Pradeep Chaudhary is the richest among the three candidates who are contesting the Vidhan Sabha elections from the Kalka seat here. Bachelor of Arts from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Pradeep Chaudhary owns properties (movable and immovable) worth Rs 12,48,41,290. He owns two luxurious (Toyota Fortuner and Innova) vehicles.


Woman gets jail for defaming mother
Chandigarh, September 26
Upholding the conviction order passed by the lower court and rejecting an appeal against the order, the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Nazar Singh today sentenced a woman to six months imprisonment in a criminal defamation  case.The convict, Rabinder Sidhu, was arrested after the orders were pronounced.


Spurt in snatching cases
Chandigarh, September 26
The city has witnessed a sudden spurt in the snatching incidents in the last 10 days. Two snatching incidents were reported on Thursday taking the total number of snatchings to 12, besides a snatching bid.

Imposters booked for robbing lecturer
Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Police have booked unidentified persons for robbing a lecturer working in a private institute, at the ISBT, Sector 43, posing as police officials. The incident had taken place on September 19 when the victim was on his way to his native village in Himachal Pradesh. The case was registered today.


Champions League T20
Manan, Sehwag lead Kings XI to massive win

Chandigarh, September 26
Kings XI Punjab side posted massive 120-run win over Northern Knights in a CLT20 match in Mohali on Friday. With this win, the Punjab team bagged 12 points and almost confirmed the semifinals berth.

CFA lads enter soccer semifinals
Chandigarh, September 26
Marching one step further, the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) confirmed their berth in the semifinals of the 55th (U-14) Subroto Cup International Football Tournament in Delhi.

Football tourney: Howrah, Patiala steer into semis
Chandigarh, September 26
Sahayatri Football Club, Howrah, and Dalbir Football Academy, Patiala, steered into the semifinals of 12th Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played here today.

JP Atray cricket meet from September 29
Chandigarh, September 26
The 21st edition of the All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament will begin from September 29 till October 8 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, Cricket Stadium in Sector 16, Chandigarh; Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula; LIC Cricket Academy, Sector 26, Chandigarh; Government College, Ropar; and Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala.

SGGS-26 log win by 2 runs
Chandigarh, September 26
SGGS College, Sector 26, defeated Panjab University Campus by two runs in a match of the ongoing Inter-College Cricket Championship for Men here today.

City ball badminton assn selects players
Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association has shortlisted players for the boys’ and girls’ teams to represent the city in the 34th Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship to be held at Madurai in Tamil Nadu from September 30 to October 4.

11 participants test their martial arts skills
Panchkula: A Black Belt Test was conducted at Master Bikram Thapa’s Choi Kwang Do Martial Art School of Education in Sector 16. Around eleven participants took part with their age ranging from seven years to 35 years. The black belt test was conducted under strict assessment of techniques, stamina, strength, endurance and flexibility. Students, including Pari, Pranshul, Aryaman, Ishika, Shubham, Manish, Phool Kumar, Gaurav and Karan participated in the event. A test for second degree black belt was also conducted on the same day, in which Purna Gautam and Pradeep Virk participated. The test was conducted over two hours and basic techniques, defense drill, air shield techniques and strength techniques with breaking multiple wooden boards were assessed. — TNS


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