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10 shops burgled in one night
Three southern sectors targeted
Chandigarh, November 28
In a daring serial burglary, miscreants struck at 10 shops in three southern sectors last midnight and took away cash and other items worth about Rs 60,000. As many as eight booths were burgled in Sector 34 C, one each in Sectors 45 and 35.

MC clears 3.85 cr for development projects
SAS Nagar, November 28
Estimates for various development works totalling Rs 3.85 crore were cleared by the House at a meeting of the Municipal Council here today.

HUDA set to reclaim land near choes
20 acres to be developed as residential/institutional plots
Panchkula, November 28
The Haryana Urban Development Authority ( HUDA) is all set to reclaim about 20 acres of land along various seasonal rivulets here and develop these as residential / institutional plots.



PU Syndicate poll on Dec 16
Chandigarh, November 28
Elections to the Syndicate of Panjab University are slated for December 16, official sources said here today. The programme agenda also includes elections to deans of various faculties which will be completed on December 17.

Traders wave black flags at Jacob
Chandigarh, November 28
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today protested against the recent amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949, by waiving black flags at the UT Administrator as he arrived in Sector 17 to inaugurate an exhibition.

Reel hero admires real ones
Chandigarh, November 28
In these times of transient relationships, actor Sunil Shetty has managed to keep the reins of family together. Fed on the diet of values and culture, he has always placed family before fame. So much so that he has declined offers just to steal moments of joy with kids Athiya and Aahan, the only people who can make Sunil’s world go round!

Actor Sunil Shetty along with wife Manna and kids Athiya and Aahan in Chandigarh on Thursday.
— Photo Manoj Mahajan

Actor Sunil Shetty along with wife Manna and kids Athiya and Aahan in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Army detonates trunch mortar
Chandigarh, November 28
Army personnel today detonated the trunch mortar (shell used in rocket launcher) that was discovered on November 15 from a vacant plot, near Prajapati Bhavan, Sector 38- A.


Housing society challenges freezing of accounts
Chandigarh, November 28
The ongoing dispute between a section of members of the Sector-21 Universal Cooperative House Building Society and the management of the society took a new turn today.

Lawyers urged to fight cases of deserted girls
Chandigarh, November 28
Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, President of the Lok Bhalai Party, has appealed to lawyers of Punjab and Haryana to voluntarily take up the cases of all young married women deserted by their NRI grooms.

Indian warmth lent a healing touch: B’deshi students
Chandigarh, November 28
“It feels terrible to think that we will be returning to Dhaka, without our teacher and a classmate, but had it not been for the help and cooperation from the Indian people and doctors, there could have been more deaths,” says Afroza Khan Meeta, sitting outside an ICU at PGI, where her other classmates are battling for their lives.

CTYC to hold demonstration
Chandigarh, November 28
With the Congress leaders, Mr Pawan Bansal and Ms Ambika Soni, coming under attack from the BJP on the Delhi Public School land allotment issue, the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (CTYC) has decided to hit back by organising a demonstration in front of the house of the former BJP MP, Mr Satyapal Jain, on Sunday.

Mauli Jagran traders protest
Chandigarh, November 28
The Mauli Jagran Traders Federation here today staged a protest at Matka Chowk demanding withdrawal of notices issued by the Chandigarh Housing Board to shopkeepers operating from residential areas.

Punwire staff stage dharna
SAS Nagar, November 28
As many as 200 employees of Punwire staged a dharna outside the residence of Ms Lakhvinder Kaur Garcha, OSD to the Chief Minister, Punjab, in Phase IV here today. According to the leaders of the employees, the dharna was to bring the case of these employees to her notice.

‘Blatant violations’ by 3 marketing companies
Chandigarh, November 28
The Chandigarh Police said today that the three companies against whom it had taken action last night were offering incentives to its members totalling hundreds of crores of rupees in violation of the law.


Couple caught for hoodwinking jeweller
SAS Nagar, November 28
A Jalandhar based couple, Pawan Verma & Veena Rani, was caught red handed here today for trying to dupe a jeweller in Phase VII of jewellery worth Rs 50,000.


Students exhorted to pursue science stream
Chandigarh, November 28
India’s dream of emerging as a global superpower on the basis of its technological strength is likely to turn sour in five years with less people opting for studying basic sciences and the education system failing to produce its teachers in the required numbers.

PU says ‘Jee Aayan Nu’ to freshers
Chandigarh, November 28
An amalgamation of myriad colours of youthful spirit and bonhomie marked ‘Aagaaz’, the welcome function for freshers, at Panjab University here this evening. Christened ‘Jee Aayan Nu’ this year, the show was a decent representation of Haryanvi and Punjabi cultures. Songs, dances and skits in varying manifestations of human moods were well appreciated by the audience.
Bhangra team of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, performs at ‘Aagaaz’, the function organised to welcome freshers, at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Bhangra team of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, performs at ‘Aagaaz’, the function organised to welcome freshers, at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Photo Pankaj Sharma.

Girl guides get lessons from police
Panchkula, November 28
As many as 50 girl guides of Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 7, here today got to play police, literally. From learning how to issue challans to traffic violators to handling weapons and learning how the police work — the excitement was writ large on their faces.

Girl guides of MRA School, Panchkula, being given a demonstration at Police Station, Sector 5, Panchkula by DSP Rajesh Duggal on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Girl guides of MRA School, Panchkula, being given a demonstration at Police Station, Sector 5, Panchkula by DSP Rajesh Duggal on Thursday.


Bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, November 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail petition filed by a city resident — N.K. Singh — accused of accepting money for getting a student admitted to MBBS course. Bail was, however, granted to Sunita Singh in the same case.

Death for rape: lawyers urge caution
Chandigarh, November 28
Rape is not only a crime against a woman, it is a crime against society. Victims of such violence by and large belong to weaker sections of society. Therefore, the rapist should be sentenced to capital punishment, opine advocates while commenting on the suggestion of Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani that punishment for the rape should be death.


Books released
SAS Nagar, November 28
‘Badmash’ collection of short stories by Ripudaman Singh Roop and ‘Balakh Na Bukhare’ — Punjabi play by Sanjeevan Singh were released at a meeting of the Sahit Sabha Mohali here today. Dr Prem Singh was the chief guest and Harbhajan Halwarvi ‘Balkh Na Bukhare’ presided over. Initiating discussion on the books, Prof Kulwant Singh said the writers were father and son and fighting social evils through writings. 

‘The Guru’ arrives in India

Encouraged by the success of ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and Channel Nine Entertainment Ltd’s ‘American Desi', the Paramount Films India is releasing ‘The Guru’ in India in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The Hindi version of the film will be released today at Piccadily, Chandigarh, and Suraj, Panchkula. It is a presentation of Universal, Studio Canal and Working Title and the producers believe that there is an audience for such contemporary themes.

Meena Kumari award for Rupa
SAS Nagar, November 28
Chandigarh-based poetess Rupa Saba has brought laurels to the city by being awarded the Mehzabin Meena Kumari Award at the All-India Poetess Conference (AIPC) held at Bangalore.

Politicians’ love for jails


Need to spread awareness about cervix
Screening programme at Bilaspur & Mandi by PGI
Chandigarh, November 27
With more than 40 per cent of women in India suffering from cervix cancer, the highest anywhere in the world, the Cytology Department at PGI will soon be launching a screening programme in Bilaspur and Mandi districts in Himachal Pradesh, jointly with the Regional Cancer Centre, Shimla, to tackle the problem.

Nurses, technicians join anti-OPD chorus
Chandigarh, November 28
After the resident doctors’ refusal to join evening OPD, it now seems to be the turn of faculty members, nurses and technicians, virtually forcing the PGI authorities to put a question mark on the December 2 deadline for starting the facility.


St Stephen’s are fencing champs
Chandigarh, November 28
St Stephen's School, Sector 45, with 24 points were adjudged the overall winners in the UT Inter-School Fencing Championship in below-19 section that concluded today at St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh. Hosts finished second with 18 points, while Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, and Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, secured third and fourth place, respectively.

  • Selection trials

  • Athletics meet

  • Karan Chopra excels

  • Honoured

Uncertainty clouds roller skating team’s future
Chandigarh, November 28
No decision has been taken by the Chandigarh Roller Skating Association about finalising the UT roller hockey team for the 32nd National Games which are scheduled to begin only 15 days from now. As per the directives of the Games Technical Committee of the National Games, eight states had qualified for the speed event, six for the artistic event while six for roller hockey.

Weightlifting title for Sec 26 college
Chandigarh, November 28
The GGS College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, clinched the overall championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Weightlifting Championship (Women) held on the university campus yesterday. The Government College for Girls, Sector 42, bagged second place, while the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh, got third place.


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