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Faculty seeks strict action against doctor
A virtual revolt in PGI’s Ophthalmology Dept
Chandigarh, November 30
In what could snowball into a revolt of sorts at the PGI, the entire faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology has threatened to resign in case the Director, PGI does not take strict disciplinary action against Dr J.S. Saini, an Additional Professor in the department, who has allegedly been found guilty of writing a defamatory anonymous letter against his colleagues.

Why are cops serving themselves?
Chandigarh, November 30
While the Chandigarh Police continues to harp over inadequate force levels to deal with major events in the City, a large chunk of manpower continues to be diverted for catering to the needs of police functionaries.

Panchayats seek separate NAC
SAS Nagar, November 30
Members of the gram panchayat of Balongi and Balomajra have expressed their resentment over the local civic body’s opposition to the inclusion of their area in its limits. The issue came up for discussion in the general house meeting of the municipal council yesterday.



EARLIER STORIES

  BEANT SINGH ASSASSINATION
Efforts on to expedite trial
Chandigarh, November 30
Nearly six years after the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Beant Singh, was assassinated in front of the Civil Secretariat in the bomb blast, efforts are now being made to expedite the trial in a disciplined manner.

Cricketers in for gastronomic bonanza
Chandigarh, November 30
Multi cuisine preparations sanging from the traditional roomali roti to the exotic Thai cuisine will be on offer to tickle the taste buds of cricketers from England and these will be served in true tradition of Punjabi hospitality.

Where creativity was the winner

Chandigarh, November 30
For everyone gathered in the Leisure Valley today, it was a virtual flight on the wings of joy. As the carnival spirit picked up from the colourful balloons released by the UT Administrator, Lt Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob, to mark the beginning of the three-day fest today, it soared high ....too high to be trapped.

Creativity has a field day as students of Government College of Art, Sector 10, display the unique fun mobikes on the opening day of Chandigarh Carnival at the Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Friday.
Creativity has a field day as students of Government College of Art, Sector 10, display the unique fun mobikes on the opening day of Chandigarh Carnival at the Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

 
RUN-UP TO MC POLL

No rift in BJP-SAD alliance: Mahajan
Chandigarh, November 30
Claiming complete cohesiveness and unity among various factions of the local unit of the BJP and complete understanding with its alliance partner, the Akali Dal, Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, the BJP chief told mediapersons that they were contesting the 20 seats of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation in the forthcoming election.

Selja campaigns for Congress candidates
Chandigarh, November 30
The All-India Congress Committee Secretary, Ms Selja, here today campaigned for the candidates in wards number 9, 11, 13, 17 and 19 while the BJP local leadership spread out to secure support for its candidates.

Muslim Welfare Society supports Cong
Chandigarh, November 30
The Muslim Welfare Society has extended support to the Congress in the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.

MC campaign a low-key affair this time
Chandigarh, November 30
Don’t ignore a knock at the door or a bell ringing at an odd time, this may be a call from the one who will take care of roads, sanitation, water supply and parks in your area and not a salesman or a beggar who may come any time, but this man or a woman may take five years to visit you again.

BJP officials discuss poll strategy
Chandigarh, November 30
The BJP’s national poll in charge, Mr Pyarelal Khandelwal, and the national secretary, Mr O. P. Kohli, held a meeting with the local unit leadership to devise a poll strategy seen and to plug fissures in the BJP and the SAD.

RRD voices cause of ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, November 30
The Rashtriya Raksha Dal (RRD), a national party, is promising to discourage the settlement of migrant labourers in the city, a commitment that other political parties even shudder to think of for the fear of antagonising a large number of voters.

COMMUNITY

Pulse polio drive from Dec 2
Chandigarh, November 30
The Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with the Citizens Awareness Group, will launch the pulse polio campaign in the city from December 2. It will first be held for three consecutive days and then a repeat exercise will be held for another three days from December 20.

UTA programme from Dec 3
Chandigarh, November 30
The second phase of the University Talk AIDS (UTA) programme, launched by the NSS, is scheduled to commence on December 3, with the organisation of a three-day training workshop at the Youth Programme Asia Centre, Sector 12.

Boy crushed to death by bus
Dera Bassi, November 30
Thousands of commuters on the Chandigarh-Ambala National Highway were put to great hardship after irate residents of Mubarikpur village about 2 km from here, blocked the road to protest against the death of a child who was crushed by an allegedly speeding Delhi Transport Corporation’s bus this afternoon.

Residents for shifting of kisan mandis
Panchkula, November 30
Residents of the township are once again up in arms against the administration for the entire purpose of kisan mandis being defeated while rehriwalahs and phariwalahs selling non-agricultural products get the moolah.

EATING OUT
A joint for coffee and hot debates
Chandigarh
If there is one place in the city besides a pub where people sit for hours over a drink, it is Indian Coffee House in Sector 17 (near Neelam Cinema). Of course, the drinks are non-alcoholic. But since this is one of the few popular joints without an air-conditioner, smoking is not banned here.

Police-public interaction
Panchkula, November 30
As part of the ongoing Operation Sadbhavna launched all over the state by the police in order to project people friendly image, an interaction between residents of Sectors 14, 15 and 19 and the police officials was held at the Sector 15 police post yesterday.

 
CRIME

Two held under Excise Act
Chandigarh, November 30
The local police has arrested two persons for allegedly consuming liquor at a public place. A rickshaw-puller, Ram Saroop, was apprehended from the Sector 20-21 lightpoint, while a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, Suresh Ram, was arrested from Darwa village. Cases under the Exise Act have been registered against them.

Scooterist crushed to death
Panchkula, November 30
A young scooterist was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle in Chandimandir late on Wednesday night.

PCR vehicle hit, cop killed
Chandigarh, November 30
A Head Constable with the Chandigarh Police, Mange Ram, was killed on the spot when a car rammed into a Police Control Room gypsy near the Transport Chowk last night.

 
EDUCATION

UGC course must for promotion
Chandigarh, November 30
A teacher holding a Ph.D degree is required to have attended either a refresher course or an orientation course for his placement in the senior scale. The Education Department of the Punjab Government has forwarded this communication to the wings concerned. The government letter comes following a clarification sought from the University Grants Commission.

Montessori education for kids
SAS Nagar, November 30
Wonder Years Kindergarten, a venture of Besten Foundation, has entered into a collaboration with Kinderdine Montessori School of England, in order to provide a unique system of education for children under five years of age in India.

COURTS

Shortage of judges pushes up HC backlog
Chandigarh, November 30
Pendency of cases is likely to go up with an increase in the shortage of judges in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The number of judges has already decreased from 30 to 28 with the retirement of Mr Justice S.S. Sudhalkar and the transfer of another judge to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Two more judges will retire next month reducing the number to 26. The sanctioned strength is 40.

 
CULTURE

Mesmerising colours capture gypsy spirit

Chandigarh, November 30
The richness of Indian culture may spell different charms for different races but for Katarzyna Pollock, it is much more than just a novelty. 




Ms Katarzyna Pollok, a Sinti-Gypsy painter from Germany, shows her work displayed at a local hotel in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday. —  Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Ms Katarzyna Pollok, a Sinti-Gypsy painter from Germany, shows her work displayed at a local hotel in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Reshma regales once more
Chandigarh, November 30
Gathering at the Chandigarh Club could not have asked for more of her melody. As the Pakistani folk singer Reshma held the fort today in the club, all visitors listened in attention. This was the second performance of Reshma in the city.

Slum children add new meanings to theatre
Chandigarh, November 30
The age-old folk tale “Sher aaya Sher aaya” may be the first lesson for speaking the truth for many of us, but when the story came out through the mouth of a bunch of street children in an improvised form, the tale became a lot more than just a lesson of truth.

Artist of theatre age perform last minute rehearsal of their play ‘Natkhat Kanhaiya’ at Punjab Kala Bhavan on Friday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Artist of theatre age perform last minute rehearsal of their play ‘Natkhat Kanhaiya’ at Punjab Kala Bhavan on Friday.

HEALTH

Lifeline cares for patients
Chandigarh, November 30
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (retd.), yesterday underlined the need for evolving an organised system to provide medical care to unattended patients who were admitted to various hospitals of the city.

 
SPORTS

Coach sees promise in skeet shooters

Chandigarh, November 30
He wants to give India a strong skeet shooting team that can become a world beater. Juan Giha, six times olympian in the skeet event is on contract with India to coach skeet shooters. He was in the city on the occasion of the National Games.

Members of the Chandigarh golf team that won the bronze medal in the 31st National Games in Chandigarh (left to right), Girish Virk, Vikram Singh, Sandeep Sandhu and Harinder Gupta. — A Tribune photograph.

Members of the Chandigarh golf team that won the bronze medal in the 31st National Games in Chandigarh (left to right), Girish Virk, Vikram Singh, Sandeep Sandhu and Harinder Gupta.

  • Gaurav, Sunil play winning knocks

  • Taekwondo meet

  • Carrom tournament

  • Sports Dept official retires

Hero Honda sponsors Test series
Chandigarh, November 30
Hero Honda, a two-wheeler company, yesterday announced the sponsorship of the ensuing India-England Test series. The series will be called the Hero Honda Test Series. The winner of the series would be awarded the Hero Cup. Besides, Hero Honda will also present trophy and prize money to the ‘Man of the Match’ after each test match. 

ADMINISTRATION

Police all set to receive teams
Chandigarh, November 30
The ongoing tussle between the ICC and the BCCI notwithstanding, the local police is making elaborate security arrangements for the Indian and British cricket teams arriving here for the scheduled test matches beginning on December 3 at Mohali.

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