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All eyes on poll results today
Panchkula, October 18
Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia (second from right) holds a meeting with other officials of the district in Panchkula. A tribune photograph The Panchkula and Kalka constituencies will get their new Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) tomorrow after the results of polling are declared in Sector 14 here.

Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia (second from right) holds a meeting with other officials of the district in Panchkula. A tribune photograph


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SUV snatched at gunpoint in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, October 18
Victim Gurvinder Singh Gill (left) narrates the incident in Zirakpur on Saturday. A Tribune PhotographAn armed gang of auto thieves targeted a Kanpur-based businessman and snatched a Fortuner vehicle from him at gunpoint from near Lucky Dhaba on the Zirakpur-Patiala Highway on Friday night. The snatcher also opened fire at the victim before fleeing from the scene.

Victim Gurvinder Singh Gill (left) narrates the incident in Zirakpur on Saturday. A Tribune Photograph



COMMUNITY

Chandigarh police put up poor show
Chandigarh, October 18
Itís not just the vehicle thefts, but the Chandigarh police have even failed in recovering the vehicles stolen from the city.

Drive to track missing children 
Chandigarh, October 18
The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights is launching a special drive to track missing children of Chandigarh in the neighbouring states.

MP Kirron Kher flanked by Mayor Harphool Chander Kalyan takes part in a signature campaign on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan MP for clean city
Chandigarh, October 18
Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Chandigarh, today launched a signature campaign at Sukhna Lake to keep the city clean and green.


MP Kirron Kher flanked by Mayor Harphool Chander Kalyan takes part in a signature campaign on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

For a better Diwali in tricity
Keeping pollution level under check a tough job

Chandigarh, October 18
Following the directions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) is collecting data on air and noise pollution by installing equipment at three locations, including residential, commercial and the silence zones.

Sandeep Verma is the first member of his family who is going to college. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu Making diyas for bright days
Chandigarh, October 18
At a time when classmates of Sandeep Verma, a BA-II student, are busy studying, the 18-year-old lad has taken a two-week off from his college to help his father mould diyas (earthen lamps) for Diwali.


Sandeep Verma is the first member of his family who is going to college. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mini-fire tenders to be stationed in congested areas
Chandigarh, October 18
Cracker sellers being trained in fire-fighting during a camp in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan To tackle any untoward incident on Diwali night, the Chandigarh Fire Department will station mini-fire tenders in congested areas of the City Beautiful. Also, the department has decided to keep fire tenders at markets witnessing heavy footfall and residential areas having godowns.

Cracker sellers being trained in fire-fighting during a camp in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Only 3 sites earmarked for sale of crackers in Mohali
Mohali, October 18
he district administration has earmarked only three sites in  Mohali town where crackers can be sold this Diwali.

Sweets shops raided in Píkula
Panchkula, October 18
The Food and Supply Department, Panchkula, today raided several renowned sweets shops in the district and seized samples.

49th Annual Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Rural folks opting for surgery: Experts

Chandigarh, October 18
While plastic surgeons in the country are being flooded with demand for cosmetic surgeries, people from rural areas and smaller towns are not behind in going under the knife to improve their looks.

Pink City Walk marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
Chandigarh, October 18
Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society in collaboration with Rotary Mid Town celebrated Pink October as Breast and Cervix Cancer Awareness Month by organising the Chandigarh Pink City Walk from Circus Ground to Plaza in Sector 17 followed by a breast cancer awareness programme here today.
City women and NCC cadets take part in a walk for breast cancer awareness in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari
City women and NCC cadets take part in a walk for breast cancer awareness in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

CII fair draws huge crowd on Day 2
Chandigarh, October 18
The states pavilions are drawing huge crowd at the CII Fair as was evident from the rush on the second day of the fair today.

Rotaract holds salsa workshop to raise funds for calamity struck J&K
Chandigarh, October 18
The Rotract Club, Chandigarh, will organise a 3-day workshop ĎSalsa Fest 2014í to support the flood victims of J&K. 

Cubs Club to hold eye donation camp
Chandigarh, October 18
To lighten up the lives of visually impaired children this Diwali, Cubs Club, a city-based NGO comprising 15 working mothers, has slated an initiative to hold a camp where club members and other volunteers will pledge their eyes for donation.

LPG cylinders kept in open an invitation to tragedy
Panchkula, October 18
LPG cylinders kept in the corridor outside showrooms in Sector 7, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal Tragedy awaits the cityís main market of Sector 7, as food joints are keeping LPG cylinders out in the open.







LPG cylinders kept in the corridor outside showrooms in Sector 7, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


EDUCATION

Soft skills plan for students
Chandigarh, October 18
In order to develop and align talent pool for the industry, the UT Administration is all set to extend the Chandigarh Training on Soft Skills Programme (C-TOSS) in 86 government schools, which would cater to nearly 25,000 students.

2 teachers from London visit Píkula school 
Panchkula, October 18
Diane Brewer and Daniel Hollis from Baring Primary School, London, interact with students at The Gurukul, Sector 20, in Panchkula. A Tribune Photograph Diane Brewer, principal, and Daniel Hollis, a teacher, of Baring Primary School, London, visited a school in Panchkula in order to experience the education scenario in schools here.



Diane Brewer and Daniel Hollis from Baring Primary School, London, interact with students at The Gurukul, Sector 20, in Panchkula. A Tribune Photograph

Gian Sagar, J&K college lend helping hand to flood-hit
Chandigarh, October 18
Budding medicos from Gian Sagar Hospital and Medical College, Banur, joined hands with Government Dental College, Jammu and Kashmir, to provide medicare to flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir.

Folk performances enthral audience
Chandigarh, October 18
Girls perform during a folk song competition during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival - 2014 at SGGS College, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival - 2014 (Chandigarh Zone A) continued in full swing at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, on the second day today.



Girls perform during a folk song competition during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival - 2014 at SGGS College, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Students of Vivek High School stage play ĎAnnieí
Chandigarh, October 18
Students of Vivek High School, Mohali, enact a scene from ĎAnnieí, in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph While celebrating the 8th Founderís Day at a Sector 38 auditorium, the senior wing of Vivek High School, Mohali, mesmerised the audience with their scintillating performance of the play ĎAnnieí here today.





Students of Vivek High School, Mohali, enact a scene from ĎAnnieí, in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

From schools

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Kidnapped boy eludes captivity 
Dera Bassi, October 18
Victim Nitish with his father at the Dera Bassi police station. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal A 12-year-old boy, who was kidnapped last evening, managed to escape from the abductorís clutches here last night. He was abducted by an armed car-borne youth from College Colony located near Government Degree College.






Victim Nitish with his father at the Dera Bassi police station. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

1 quintal ganja seized, one arrested
Dera Bassi, October 18
The local police have arrested a UP resident with one quintal of ganja here today.

Woman killed in road mishap 
Dera Bassi, October 18
A woman was killed and her teenage daughter sustained serious injuries in an accident on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway here this evening. 

Restoration of sacked employees
Political leaders stage dharna

Lalru, October 18
Up in arms against the management of Panacea Biotec, a pharmaceutical company, over a dozen local leaders associated with different political parties staged a dharna in front of the main gate of the unit here today. The protesters were demanding restoration of 317 employees sacked by the company.

CRIME

A case of contract killing: Cops
Chandigarh, October 18
In the murder case of 27-year-old, who was shot dead on Thursday night, the Chandigarh police have claimed of getting some leads with which they would be able to crack the case. They are suspecting a possibility of contract killing. However, no arrests have been made in this regard so far.

1 killed as bike hits truck
Mohali, October 18
A youth was killed in an accident last evening. The deceased has been identified as Amandeep Singh (20) of Mundi Kharar.

SPORTS

Digvijay emerges victorious
Chandigarh, October 18
A trainee of the Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART), Digvijay Pratap Singh, at the CLTA (Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association) has bagged the title of Fenesta Nationals for Boys (U-14) in Delhi today.

Handball tourney: PU spikers log win
Chandigarh, October 18
Players in action during the Handball Inter-College Tournament at Panjab University Spikers of Panjab University campus registered win in two league matches during the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Handball Tournament for Women here today. In the first league match, the campus side defeated Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, 24-16. In the second match, the same team overpowered the Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh, 28-24.

Players in action during the Handball Inter-College Tournament at Panjab University 
in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

GMHS-36 pip Vivek High School in football match
Chandigarh, October 18
Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 36, drubbed down Vivek High School, Sector 38, 6-0, in a match of the ongoing Inter-School Football Competition for Boys (U-14) here today.

Sandeep, Vinod shine in 200m race
Chandigarh, October 18
Athletes Sandeep Khan, Vinod Danda and Sandeep Singh bagged top laurels in the 200m race during the Chandigarh State Senior Athletics Championship at the Sports Complex of Sector 7 here.

Aayush hogs limelight in cricket meet
Chandigarh, October 18
Delhi Public Schoolís star opener Aayush Sikka hogged limelight in the ongoing Inter-School Cricket Championship for Boys (U-17) played on cricket grounds of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here.

Athletics meet: Satyam adjudged outstanding sportsperson 
Chandigarh, October 18
The third Annual Athletics Meet of the Tribune Model School concluded here today.
Students of Tribune Model School with their prizes at Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari
Students of Tribune Model School with their prizes at Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

St Johnís celebrates sports day 
Chandigarh, October 18
Sports day was celebrated at St Johnís High School on the premises in Sector 26.

Duleep Trophy: Harbhajan to lead North Zone team
Chandigarh, October 18
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will lead the North Zone team in the upcoming Duleep Trophy Tournament, which will begin from October 22. Gautam Gambhir has been nominated as his successor for the same tournament.


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