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Panchkula left inconvenienced, choked & littered…
A disappointing day for those who reached Shalimar Ground to attend swearing-in of CM Khattar and see PM Modi
Panchkula, October 26
Panchkula came to a standstill when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other VVIPs were here to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at Shalimar Ground in Sector 5.

Heavy rush was witnessed at Hallo Majra village during the swearing-in ceremony of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday.
Heavy rush was witnessed at Hallo Majra village during the swearing-in ceremony of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Prime Minister’s cavalcade ties up traffic in knots
Chandigarh, October 26
The short visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, for attending the swearing-in ceremony of the new Haryana Chief Minister hit road traffic today.

Chock-a-block: Motorists stuck in a traffic jam at Hallo Majra in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Bus passengers a harried lot till function ended
Panchkula, October 26
As the bus stand in Sector 5 here was surrounded with barricades between 10 am and 12:30 pm in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, some buses could not pick up passengers waiting inside the bus stand. Unaware of the prohibited entry and diversions, more than hundred passengers kept waiting at the bus stand for buses that could drop them at least at the border areas of Panchkula, from where they could board buses to their respective destinations.

Hapless & helpless: Passengers waiting for buses at the ISBT in Panchkula. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Shopkeepers in nearby markets lose business
Chandigarh, October 26
The petrol pumps located near the venue of the function, in Sectors 5 and 8, were shut leading to a loss of over Rs 10 lakhs to their owners since Saturday.

Swachh Bharat brushed under carpet
Panchkula, October 26
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan might have stimulated the entire country to focus on cleanliness, but it apparently failed to inspire thousands of his fans and supporters who had gathered to see him at the venue of Haryana Chief Minister’s swearing-in function here today.

After-effects: Empty glasses of packaged water lie strewn around the venue for the swearing-in ceremony in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Modi fans skip meals to reach venue early
Panchkula, October 26
A number of fans and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the venue early morning, skipping breakfast, to have a glimpse of their leader who was in the city for swearing-in of the new Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, today.

Hunger pangs: BJP supporters have breakfast at a roadside stall opposite the venue of the swearing-in ceremony of Haryana ministers in Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Rape case
Jally’s kin accuse police of discrimination
Mohali, October 26
Punjabi singer Jarnail Singh Jally and three others, the kin of the key accused (Jally) accused the Mohali Police of discrimination. Talking to media persons, Jally’s father Balbir Singh, his sister Gurjit Kaur and brother Ranbir Singh Lucky alleged that the police was favouring the victim, who is also a Punjabi artiste, for unknown reasons.

Kin of Punjabi singer Jarnail Singh Jally address a press conference at Phase- IV in Mohali on Sunday. A Tribune photo

Renovation of city railway station nears completion
Chandigarh, October 26
The upgrading of the infrastructure of the Chandigarh railway station is in final stages of completion. During a visit to the railway station today, it was found that the trial run of escalators had been conducted successfully by the Engineering Department.

Melody queens: Flute players Suchismita and Debopriya; and (right) vocalist Ashwini Bhide perform at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Who can write Hindi?
During the counting of votes of the Vidhan Sabha elections in Panchkula, people waiting outside the venue were amused when the official announcing the results stated that any person who could write legibly in Hindi was wanted inside as he was facing difficulty in reading the result. It seems the administration officials have poor handwriting and this urged the announcer to call somebody from the outside.

Open House response
Effective public transport system needed, not new tax
The Fourth Delhi Finance Commission has recommended congestion tax to increase the revenue of the civic authorities and reduce the entry of private vehicles. But the UT Administration has failed to put in place an effective public transport system before imposing the tax. Chandigarh Tribune asked its readers about their views.

Commuters struck in a traffic jam at the dividing road of Sectors 34/35 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Punjab govt forms District Consumer Protection Council
Mohali, October 26
The Punjab government has constituted District Consumer Protection Council for district Mohali. In the newly constituted council, the deputy commissioner will be Chairman and Food and Civil Supplies Controller as the member secretary.

Six villages of Mohali form JAC
Mohali, October 26
Miffed over notices being sent by the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MMC) for passing their layout plans of houses, residents of six villages, coming under the MC limits, have formed a joint rural action committee, here.

Volunteers donate blood during a camp organised at the Garhwal Bhavan in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Walkathon held for road safety
Chandigarh, October 26
The two-day road safety and awareness campaign concluded at Sukhna Lake, here today. This event was organised in collaboration with Chandigarh Traffic Police, Vintage and Classic Car Club, Chandigarh and Aautosync Innovations by Aautofiesta. A walkathon was conducted to conclude the event that witnessed participation of over 600 people. The walk was conducted to support and promote the prioritizing mobility of differently-abled citizens and a vintage car rally and super car rally was also organised. On the first day, a walkathon was conducted from Tribune Chowk to Elante in honour of Late Jaspal Bhatti. TNS

Youth Cong protest
Chandigarh, October 26
The Chandigarh Youth Congress today staged a protest against the Modi government at Sector 17 Plaza. Congress leaders said claims of the Modi government to bring back black money to India with 100 days of forming government have fallen flat. On the occasion, youth leader Manish Bansal said the BJP failed to fulfill their promises which they had made during election campaign. — TNS

Members of CHB society conduct cleanliness drive
Chandigarh, October 26
A special Swachhta Abhiyan’ was conducted by UT Government Employees, CHB Housing Welfare Society, Chandigarh, at Rock Garden, here today. A large number of employees participated in the campaign. Balwinder Singh and Dr Dharamender, President and General Secretary of the society, respectively, said the employees would continue with the campaign. On the occasion, the employee took a pledge to keep the city clean. TNS

Members of the UT Government Employees CHB Housing Welfare Society, Sector 20, clean garbage in front of Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Syndicate meeting at panjab university
Officials discuss key issues
Chandigarh, October 26
The Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University, will review its infrastructure status while introducing 10 additional seats for the MPhil course for the serving officers in the Armed Forces from the 2014-15 session.

Physics, Sociology depts
Panel formed to probe appointments
Chandigarh, October 26
Finding flaws in the appointment process in two departments of Panjab University, a special committee was constituted in the Syndicate meeting, held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover today.

PU scraps 100-bed hospital
Chandigarh, October 26
Panjab University will remodel the infrastructure of the 100-bed Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital so that it can be allocated to departments facing shortage of space on the campus. This was decided at the Syndicate meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover today.

Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital. A file photo


Vasuneet, Mandeep adjudged Mr and Miss Fresher
Dera Bassi, October 26
Vasuneet Dubb and Mandeep Kaur were adjudged Mr and Miss Fresher, while Onkar Singh and Kiranjit Kaur were declared Mr Handsome and Miss Charming at a freshers’ party ‘Conjuring-2014’ organised at Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, here on Saturday.

Vasuneet Dubb and Mandeep Kaur at the freshers’ day celebrations at Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


Kriscpy molestation case
Mohali police lodge DDR against complainant
Mohali, October 26
Mohali Police have lodged two Daily Diary Reports (DDRs) against the woman accused in Kriscpy molestation case, here. According to a senior police official, the woman in question came at Phase 1 Police Station and allegedly interfered with the proceedings of police on October 24. “We have lodged a DDR against her at the police station,” said the official.

Two booked for eve-teasing, assault
Zirakpur, October 26
The police have booked two youths for alleged eve-teasing and assault, on the complaint of a woman, a resident of Penta Homes, a housing society located on the VIP Road, here this afternoon. The victims and accused reside in the same society.

Man booked for duping resident of money
Chandigarh, October 26
The cyber crime cell of the Chandigarh police has booked an unknown person, who allegedly used the ATM card of a resident of Sector 22 for shopping on online sites. Himanshu, the victim, complained that in order to get a new ATM card, he revealed information about his bank account with an unidentified person over a phone call.


Dutt eyes glory at Rio Olympics
Chandigarh, October 26
Yogeshwar Dutt, who won a gold in Asian Games, Incheon (South Korea), after 28 years, wished that the newly formed BJP government in Haryana will continue to encourage sportspersons as the previous government.

Yogeshwar Dutt (black shirt) shakes hand with local wrestlers near Kishangarh in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

State Rowing Championship
Gurpriya, Amrit corner glory
Chandigarh, October 26
The pair of Gurpriya Mann and Amrit Pal Kaur secured top place and bagged gold medal in the double sculls (JG2X) event of the girls’ junior category, in the Chandigarh State Junior Rowing Championship for boys and girls, held at Lake Club here today. The winning pair completed the winning track in 3:23.983 minutes. The duo of Trpat and Anchal Kaur bagged silver medal in the same event (3:33.518 minutes).

Tennis Tourney: Shrut, Dhruv, Rajdeep reach main draws
Chandigarh, October 26
Top seed Shrut Mohan defeated Bhavdeep Singh in the final round of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for boys and girls (U-14), being held at tennis courts of Chandigarh Lawn tennis Association, Sector 10, here today. Opening the proceedings, Mohan bagged the first two games at ease however Bhavdeep bounced back to 2-1 following Mohan’s unforced errors.

Shrut Mohan Nargeta returns a shot during the CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rural cricket tourney begins today
Panchkula, October 26
A total of five teams have confirmed their entry for the the 1st rural cricket meet for Kaushalya Devi Trophy (U-16) to be held at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula, from October 27 to November 1, here.

Survival of the fittest: Players in kabaddi trials for selection of the teams for sub-junior boys and girls category at Sports Complex, Sector 42. The selected players will represent Chandigarh in the Sub-Junior National Kabaddi Championship to be held in Patna from November 5 to 9. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

LiveWire academy win league match
Chandigarh, October 26
LiveWire Free Cricket Coaching Centre defeated BETI Foundation of India, Sector 15, in the opening match of ‘My Parents - My Roots’ Cricket Trophy, held at Divya Public School, Sector 44, here today. The winning side posted 5-wickets win over the BETI Foundation. Putting to bat first, BETI Foundation posted 56 runs target with Nandish Sharma (15 runs) and Sarthak (13 runs) putting the best for the team. The team folded their innings in 11.5 overs. Chasing a modest total, LiveWire started off well with Nitin Ranga (17 runs), Arun Luthra (12 runs) and Shubham Mehta (12 runs) helping the team to post win in 14.1 overs. TNS

Sumit wins pool tourney
Chandigarh, October 26
Cueist Sumit Talwar defeated Karan Arora to win the final of the Open Pool Tournament, held here today. Sumit overpowered Karan Arora 5-1. Sameer defeated Midun Araja to satisfy with third place. Around 64 players participated in the championship. Sumit was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 while Karan and Sameer bagged Rs 30,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively. Earlier, in the semi finals, Karan Arora defeated Midun Araja 3-0 while Sumit Talwar pinned down Sameer 3-1. TNS

A player in action durng the True Pool Tournament held at Elante Mall in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan


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