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A day of embarrassment for the UT
Chandigarh, October 10
It was virtually a day of embarrassment for the powers that be in Chandigarh with the Punjab and Haryana High Court critically looking at the functioning of UT Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Shayin and Municipal Corporation Joint Commissioner Rajiv Kumar Gupta. The HC verbally questioned the hurry shown by Shayin in a demolition matter and asked him to file an affidavit while making it clear that a plea for initiating contempt proceedings against Gupta could be filed afresh in the stray dog menace case.

Four get 10 years in jail for robbery
Chandigarh, October 10
After being acquitted in four cases registered against him this year, the law finally took its course as a history-sheeter, Sonu, alias Bakriwala, of Mani Majra, along with three others, was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment in a dacoity case today.


jan dhan yojana
UT shows the way
New Delhi, October 10
Chandigarh has become fully saturated under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana with every household opening at least one bank account.

(Left) A woman shows her hands decked in henna in Mohali; and women buy bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday.
steeped in tradition: (Left) A woman shows her hands decked in henna in Mohali; and women buy bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photos: Vicky gharu and Parvesh chauhan



Two inmates flee from Snehalaya
Chandigarh, October 10
Exposing chinks in security at Snehalaya, a shelter home for destitute and abandoned children at Maloya, Sector 39, two girl inmates managed to flee after scaling the wall during the wee hours here today.

Congress councillor to join BJP
Chandigarh, October 10
A Congress councillor in the Municipal Corporation, Sat Parkash Aggarwal, is joining the BJP tomorrow.
A woman chooses dress material at an exhibition in Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Chandigarh.
spoilt for choice: A woman chooses dress material at an exhibition in Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

P’kula Sector 9 going to the dogs
Panchkula, October 10
There seems to be no solution in sight for the growing stray dog menace in Sector 9 of the city. Residents of the area say venturing out has become unsafe as a pack of more than 40 stray dogs roam the streets throughout the day.

world egg day
City Beautiful lags behind in egg consumption
Chandigarh, October 10
The latest survey report of UT’s Animal Husbandry Department has found that per capita consumption of eggs per year in the city is 16, far below the recommended consumption of 188 eggs per year.

326 police personnel transferred
Chandigarh, October 10
In a major reshuffle in the UT police on Friday, 326 personnel were transferred to different units and police stations in Chandigarh.

Three children sustain burns
Mohali, October 10
The victims under treatment at a hospital on Friday Three children sustained burns after coming in contact with high-tension wires while flying a kite near Desu Majra village today. The children were, reportedly, referred to the PGI after being administered basic medical aid at the Civil Hospital in Phase VI, but following the family’s insistence they were admitted there.

The victims under treatment at a hospital on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

vendors running stalls in parking lots during festive season
Reminder sent to MC, UT
Chandigarh, October 10
After failing to get any response from the UT Administration and the municipal corporation (MC) for not allowing the street vendors to run stalls from pedestrian paths and parking areas in the markets during the festive season, the Chandigarh traffic police today sent a reminder to the authorities concerned for not permitting the vendors to set up their stalls in the parking lots and pedestrian paths.

Panel to install equipment at 3 locations
Chandigarh, October 10
To check air and noise pollution in the city during Diwali, the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) will install equipment at three different locations for gathering data of air and noise pollution.

solar power
City first to get web tool
Chandigarh, October 10
If you are interested in installing solar power panels on the rooftop of your house, but are not sure how much area is required to install the solar plant, here is a cloud-based open-source web-GIS tool which can help you.

Solar power lights up city, but hurdles remain
Chandigarh, October 10
The City Beautiful officially became a model solar city in July 2013 after former Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah launched the project after inaugurating two rooftop solar photovoltaic power plants.

Visitors' entry not regulated in wards
Chandigarh, October 10
In what appears to be a failure to practice even a basic thumb rule of healthcare, GMCH-32 has turned a blind eye towards restricting public-visiting hours in patient wards.

Panchkula & Kalka Votes 2014
Bar assn members extend support to INLD candidate
Panchkula, October 10
A day after lawyers from the Punjab and Haryana High Court extended their support to BJP candidate Gian Chand Gupta, members of the District Bar Association promised their support to Kulbhushan Goyal, INLD candidate from Panchkula, today.

Rs 88 lakh to be spent on toilet blocks: DC
Mohali, October 10
A sum of Rs 88 lakh will be spent on renovation work on 40 toilet blocks in various markets of the town. Stating this here today, Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said renovation work on 28 toilet blocks worth Rs 60 lakh had already been completed. Five workers had been deputed to maintain cleanliness in each toilet block.

bidding for Navy blue jerseys and woollen socks
Education Dept gets poor response
Chandigarh, October 10
The UT Education Department’s effort to invite tenders for navy blue jerseys and woollen socks for the students of government schools has failed to elicit the expected response as only 21 schools out of 106 have managed to attract the suppliers.

Physics convention
Chandigarh, October 10
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, is organising the XXIX annual convention and symposium of Indian Association of Physics Teachers which was inaugurated by Prof N Satyamurthy, Director, IISER, Mohali today. More than 300 people from all over the country participated in this event. — TNS

Amartej Buwal of Mohali, who was crowned the winner of the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya in Manali on Friday. He won in the Raid Xtreme category
STANDING TALL AFTER THE RAID: Amartej Buwal of Mohali, who was crowned the winner of the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya in Manali on Friday. He won in the Raid Xtreme category. A Tribune photograph


EFFI-cycle 2014 begins at UIET
Chandigarh, October 10
The fifth season of the EFFI-cycle 2014 was inaugurated today at the UIET, Panjab University. The flag-off ceremony was marked by the two virtual rounds, one in the North and another in the South, in June 2014 where 250 teams from across the country presented their concepts, out of which 90 teams were selected for the final event.



Ban on sale of liquor
Kalka, October 10
The District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, has banned the sale of liquor on October 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19 on account of the Vidhan Sabha elections in the district.

BSP candidate holds public meetings at villages
Kalka, October 10
BSP candidate Satvinder Singh Rana addressed over 12 public meetings in different villages of the Pinjore area here today. Accompanied by youth leaders of the BSP, Rana held a meeting with officials of the Railways and members of a union of the Railway employees at Bharat Nagar. The employees extended support to him at the meeting.


sale of fake products online
Police recover watches, clothes

Chandigarh, October 10
A wide range of fake branded watches and clothes were recovered by the Cyber Crime Cell of the Chandigarh Police from the two accused who used to sell fake products online.

Man booked for duping Delhi jeweller of Rs 4.5 lakh
Chandigarh, October 10
The Chandigarh Police have booked a city resident for allegedly duping a Delhi jeweller of gold ornaments worth Rs 4.5 lakh. A gold ring was recovered from the residence of the suspect’s sister in Patiala, said the police.

Woman robbed in Mohali
Mohali, October 10
A woman was robbed of Rs 80,000 and gold jewellery by two youths in Phase IX here today. Anju Bala of Chandigarh complained to the police that she was going to deposit Rs 80,000 in a State Bank of India branch in the area, when two motorcylcle borne youths approached her and began talking to her. They suddenly snatched her purse besides gold earrings and a ring, she stated.


Delhi Public School-40 register win in cricket tournament
Chandigarh, October 10
In a match of the inter-school (U-17) cricket tournament held between Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, Chandigarh, and Raipur Khurd on the Guru Nanak Public School ground, Sector 36, the former won the match 250 runs.

Basketball Tourney
Punjab, Gujarat enter super league
Patiala, October 10
On the third day of the 28th All-India Postal Basketball Tournament, Punjab Postal Circle team defeated the Orissa Postal Circle team by 2 points in a tough contest (59-57). 


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