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Administration to form panel on college fee, funds
Chandigarh, November 17
The Chandigarh Administration today decided to form a committee to examine all issues regarding the fee and different funds charged by the colleges of the city, giving the first indication of resolving the issue with the college students.

Council members of GCG-11 explain their cause to students, urging them to refrain from attending classes outside the college campus in Chandigarh on Monday. Council members of GCG-11 explain their cause to students, urging them to refrain from attending classes outside the college campus in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Genesis of college fee imbroglio
Chandigarh, November 17
Why do students go on strike over fee and fund structure either in the universities or their affiliated colleges in Punjab or Chandigarh? Who should determine the fee structure—the government or universities or colleges? 




Good deal awaits PEC employees
Chandigarh, November 17
Important safeguards are being put in place by the Chandigarh Administration before a final notification is issued on the status and service benefits of teachers and employees of Punjab Engineering College, besides deciding upon the future of the real estate of the college valued at about Rs 200 crore. 

Resumption notices served on 19 schools
Panchkula, November 17
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has initiated resumption proceedings against 19 schools here for violating the terms of land allotment.

Hit by cow, girl riding scooter hurt
Chandigarh, November 17
Another case of an accident involving stray cattle has come to light in, which a 19-year-old girl, Savneet, was injured on Friday. The victim, a resident of Sector 41 here, was returning home on her Kinetic Honda when a cow came in front of the vehicle in Sector 36. 

Speaking out
Community help mooted for tackling cattle menace
Chandigarh, November 17
It is a menace affecting everyone’s life in the city. As residents drive down the roads, there is a constant fear of a charging cow or a bull. Fed up of politicians and the municipal corporation, a cross-section of residents feels strongly that the problem could be contained by an active community participation.

Meeting on cattle menace today
Chandigarh, November 17
The Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla, has called an all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss the issue of cattle menace in the city. Mr Chawla said all major political parties would be given a forum to give their suggestions on controlling the menace.

It’s time now for e-tutoring
Chandigarh, November 17
After successfully launching and implementing technology aided learning in classrooms, DAV Public School, Sector 8, has moved on to bigger things. Next in line for this computer-savvy school is the initiative of getting the concept of e-tutoring to the city.

2 Guards’ Raising Day celebrations
Chandigarh, November 17
One of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army, 2 Guards (1 Grenadiers) is celebrating its 225th Raising Day from November 21-23 at its location in the Punjab Sector. Chief of the Army Staff, Gen N.C. Vij, is scheduled to attend the celebrations in November.

ITI Principal dies after scuffle with thief
Chandigarh, November 17
The Principal of the Industrial Training Institute, Sector 28, Mr Shivdev Singh, died tonight here at his residence in Sector 27 while preventing a thief from stealing petrol from his scooter parked outside his house.

Bindrakhia’s neighbour remembers him
Mohali, November 17
Surjeet Bindrakhia was one of the many Punjabi singers who had made Mohali his home. Singing for many years now, Bindrakhia’s career as one of the top singers in Punjab was cut short today following his death.

S.R. SharmaFreedom fighter dies at function
Chandigarh, November 17
When 87-year-old freedom fighter-cum-Vice-President of the Chandigarh Freedom Fighters Association, S.R. Sharma, left his house to attend a function being organised in memory of Lala Lajpat Rai at a Sector 15 bhavan, little did his family know that he would never return.



PUDA indifference bane of Phase X shopkeepers
The state of parking space outside various showroomsMohali, November 17
The Phase X market shopkeepers are up in arms against the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for ignoring the market and allegedly causing them losses in terms of fall in the market price of their shops. 

The state of parking space outside various showrooms in the Phase X market, Mohali.

Parks inspected
Mohali, November 17
In his inimitable style, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today came down heavily on officials of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for ignoring the various maintenance and repair works under their jurisdiction in the township.

Follow Lajpat Rai’s path, says Governor
Chandigarh, November 17
Justice O.P. Verma, Governor, Punjab, and Administrator, Chandigarh, pays floral tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai For observing the 75th anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai’s martyrdom, an year-long programme began today, with Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma giving a call for realising his dream based on the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof K.N. Pathak also spoke on the occasion.

Justice O.P. Verma, Governor, Punjab, and Administrator, Chandigarh, pays floral tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Alert bus driver averts accident
Chandigarh, November 17
An alert driver of a CTU bus saved lives of more than 20 passengers, when the brakes of the bus ‘failed’ here this morning. The driver, Nirmal Singh, rammed the bus into the roundabout of Sectors 16, 17, 22 and 23 to bring it to a halt. 

Annual bhandara being served on the occasion of ‘Samadhi Divas’ of Sri Sidh Baba Amar Nath
Annual bhandara being served on the occasion of ‘Samadhi Divas’ of Sri Sidh Baba Amar Nath at Baba Amar Nath Shiv Mandir in Sector 29-C, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Dairy owners to get plots
Chandigarh, November 17
The Panchayat Department of Chandigarh is carrying forward the process of allotment of plots to bona fide dairy owners to relieve the city of cattle menace and to rehabilitate cattle owners residing within the municipal limits of the city.

Karnataka Governor to release book on “JP” today
Chandigarh, November 17
The Governor of Karnataka, Mr T.N. Chaturvedi, will release a book, “India’s Second Freedom: An Untold Saga” by M.G. Devasahayam, Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh during the Emergency, at English Auditorium, Panjab University, at 5 pm tomorrow. 

NHRC workshop on bonded labour on Nov 20
Chandigarh, November 17
The National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, in collaboration with the Labour and Employment Department, Punjab, will hold a workshop on bonded labour on November 20 at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh, says a press note. 

Major Shaitan SinghThey manned defences even after death
uring the Chinese aggression in 1962, a rifle company of 13 Kumaon, consisting of 114 men, under the command of Major Shaitan Singh, occupied Chushul, a post near Rezang La in Ladakh. On November 18, more than 1,000 Chinese attacked this post, resulting in a fierce battle.

Residents seek additional beat box
Chandigarh, November 17
The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 38 (West) has demanded an additional police beat box near the sector’s market and installation of iron gates in pocket ‘B’ of the sector. 

Readers Write
‘Give doctors benefit of doubt’
PROPOS of a news report "14 days judicial remand for doctor couple" published in The Tribune on October 27, after the death of a patient, the registration of a case under Section 304, IPC, against the doctors is having a demoralising effect on the medical fraternity.

6th anniversary of “Jeev Rakshak Seva” celebrated
Chandigarh, November 17
People for Animals Chandigarh celebrated the sixth anniversary of its “Jeev Rakshak Seva” (a 24 hour ambulance service) at ‘‘Basera’’ — the PFA hospital-cum-shelter house today. This ambulance service is functional in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. This ambulance service has rescued around 2500 – 3000 animals per year.



Toll tax collector shot at
Dera Bassi, November 17
A toll tax collector, Mr Bikram Singh, was wounded after he was allegedly shot at by a car-borne youth here in the late hours yesterday. He was later taken to the PGI, Chandigarh, where his condition was said to be stable.

25-yr-old woman commits suicide
Mohali, November 17
A 25-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide here today. According to the information available with the police, the victim, Harjot Kaur, was a resident of Phase 3B2 here and she killed herself by hanging herself from the ceiling.

Missing PCO owner’s body found
Kharar, November 17
The body of a PCO owner, who was reported missing more than 15 days ago, was brought here today from near the Nirwana bundh area. According to the police, Jarnail Singh of Kharar had left his home on October 31 after he had a quarrel with his family. 



‘Education UK exhibition’ on
Chandigarh, November 17
If you wish to obtain information about studying at the undergraduate and the post-graduate levels abroad, visit “Education UK exhibition” being held at Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 here. The exhibition, which started today, will continue from 12 noon to 7 pm on Tuesday also.

City youngsters show keen interest during “Education UK exhibition” held in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Shiva 13th in contest
Panchkula, November 17
Shiva Sihag, a student of Class XII of Satluj Public School, has bagged the 13th position in the All-India Essay Writing Competition organised by Competition Success Review and GK Today. The topic of the essay was “Monsoons in India” and was open to all readers of the journal between 16 to 21 years of age.

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Cultural programme of Manav Mangal School
Chandigarh, November 17
Students of Manav Mangal High School present a cultural programme on the second day of the three-day cultural programme at Chandigarh on Monday. The three-day cultural programme of Manav Mangal High School entered its second day today at Tagore Theatre. On this occasion, the students presented colourful cultural programmes, which included a song, “Ma Mujhe Sunao Voh Kahani,” folk dance of Nagaland, pop bhangra and a mock press conference. 

Students of Manav Mangal High School present a cultural programme on the second day of the three-day cultural programme at Chandigarh on Monday.


Consumer Courts
Dentist ordered to pay patient fine
Panchkula, November 17
A local dentist has been ordered by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 to his patient, for deficiency in service. Mr Mohan Sharma, had alleged in his complaint before the court that he had visited Dr MC Kohli in Sector 10 in March this year for getting a filling in his molar tooth. 

  • HUDA restrained

  • Refund ordered



“Ants” gets tax exemption
Chandigarh, November 17
English feature film, “Ants”, has been granted tax exemption, by the Chandigarh Administration. After the exemption, the price of a balcony ticket is Rs 33.33 and for upper stall Rs 16.66.

People prefer travelling in their own transport
CTU serving neighbouring towns only
People of the City Beautiful prefer to travel in their own vehicles rather than by CTU busesB
elieve it or not. Chandigarh must be the only city in the country where the number of people travelling by the state-owned public transport has stopped growing. 

People of the City Beautiful prefer to travel in their own vehicles rather than by CTU buses. A view of a crowded thoroughfare of Chandigarh while a conductor waits for passengers in an empty bus. — Tribune photos

Steely look occupies centrestage in world of fashion
ove over wood, decoration tiles and other traditional material used to brighten up homes, offices, showrooms and even personal accessories. The stainless steel look is here. After being confined to the outer fringes, the steely look is now occupying the centrestage in the world of fashion. It is being used not only in homes, offices and shops but is also finding place in accessories of everyday use like watches, sunglasses and apparel.

It’s my life
After Kargil, I want to join Army
Abhinav SharmaBorn in a modern city like Chandigarh, I feel that I am very lucky. Though we do not have many job opportunities here, I feel that City Beautiful has much to offer to its residents. Good things come in small packages.

Abhinav Sharma, student, Computer Science, IET, Bhaddal

Young achiever
At 11, she has won 60 medals
Mehak PaulW
hen children of her age group play with dolls, a gifted pair of skates changed Mehak Paul’s life. “I was equally interested in possessing all kinds of dolls. However, on my fourth birthday my maternal uncle gifted me the skates and convinced my mother to send me to the skating rink in Sector 10,” she says.

Mehak Paul

One-act play festival on November 22
he Sambhang Theatre Group, a cultural unit of the Swami Ram Tirath Educational Cultural and H.M. Society is holding the 14th one-act play festival “Natyotsav-2003” on November 22. The festival is organised annually in the memory of Prabhat, alias Micheal, who sacrificed his life while saving a child.


CBSE national hockey meet inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 17
Girls of St Mary’s School, Rampur, and Vidya Devi Jindal School The CBSE national hockey meet for both boys and girls in under-14 and under-19 age groups began this morning on the Panjab University grounds. The four-day meet was inaugurated by Dr Ajmer Singh, Arjuna awardee, who was the chief guest while Mr PI Sabu, Regional Officer, CBSE, was the guest of honour.

Girls of St Mary’s School, Rampur, and Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, vie for supremacy in the CBSE national hockey meet which began here on Monday on the Panjab University grounds. — A Tribune photograph

Leena wins karate gold
Chandigarh, November 17
Leena of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46 bagged the gold medal in the below 23 kg section in girls’ under-14 age group In the UT inter-school karate meet for girls played here today at the St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44. Kajal of GMSSS-37 was the runner-up while Priyanka of GHS and Swati of CL Aggarwal School, Sector 7, came third.

The Deputy Speaker, Punjab, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, joins ITBP men in a tug-of-war after inaugurating the force’s
The Deputy Speaker, Punjab, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, joins ITBP men in a tug-of-war after inaugurating the force’s 23rd Inter-Sector Athletic Meet in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Inter-sector athletic meet begins
Chandigarh, November 17
The 23rd Inter-Sector Athletic Meet began here today, with about 450 athletes scheduled to compete in 23 events over the next four days. The ITBP’s eight sectors, including Liaison and Communication, Jammu and Kashmir I and II, Training, Gharwal, Kumaon, Leh and Himachal Pradesh are participating in the event.

Motorcycle rally in final stage
Chandigarh, November 17
The Garuda motorcycle rally, being organised by the Second Battalion of the Guards was flagged off for the final leg to the unit’s location somewhere in the western sector from Zirakpur by Major-Gen O.P. Nandrajog, MGGS, Western Command, today.

Teams from 20 schools take part in contests
Chandigarh, November 17
As many as 20 schools participated in a collage and book-mark-making contest held at the Central State Library in Sector 17 today. About 160 students participated and 120 students participated in the book-mark-making competition. The competition was organised as a part of “book week” and Children’s Day celebrations.

Four-day school celebrations end
Chandigarh, November 17
The four-day Children’s Day celebrations by the staff and students of Dikshant International School, Dhakauli, Zirakpur, concluded today. Teachers provided fun time to the children. They arranged for a party for the children and organised fun games and surprise gifts. 

Punjab win police golf team title
Mr S.K. Sharma (right) and Mr Rupinder SinghChandigarh, November 17
The Punjab police team, comprising Mr S.K. Sharma, IG Border and Mr Rupinder Singh, DSP, bagged the team championship in the net category with a score of 20 under in the 7th All-India Police Golf Tournament-2003, which concluded on November 14 at Kolkata. 

Mr S.K. Sharma (right) and Mr Rupinder Singh

Calicut eves rule pool
Chandigarh, November 17
The teams of Kerala University and Pune University vie for top honours in the water polo event Calicut University, among girls and VT University, Belgaum, among men, clinched the overall championship at the conclusion of the all-India inter-university swimming championship at the Panjab University swimming pool here today.

The teams of Kerala University and Pune University vie for top honours in the water polo event on the concluding day of the all-India inter-varsity swimming meet at the Panjab University swimming pool on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


110 rickshaws impounded
Chandigarh, November 17
The enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation impounded 110 rickshaws parked at illegal rickshaw stands in a major drive launched from Sectors 7 to 11 here today. The enforcement staff, escorted by a strong police posse, also removed four taxis, three generator sets and other articles.

180 commercial sites to be auctioned
Chandigarh, November 17
In one of the biggest auction in the recent years, the Chandigarh Administration has announced that 180 commercial sites and 103 residential sites will be auctioned in December. It has been decided to hold the auction on a free-hold basis from December 8 to 10. As usual, the auction will be held in the open space adjoining the Estate Office Building in Sector 17, the Estate Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, said today.


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