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Students threaten to step up stir on fee hike
Chandigarh, November 19
Striking college students today threatened to intensify their stir against the fee hike by beginning chain fasts in front of all city colleges from tomorrow.

Heartbroken youth  commits suicide
Mohali, November 19
PappuA 25-year-old domestic help allegedly committed suicide here after the woman whom he loved turned down his proposal for marriage. The victim, Pappu, committed suicide today morning by hanging himself from the ceiling of the house he was working at Phase IX.

Suspect gets bail in dancing girls’ case
Chandigarh, November 19
The UT police today suffered a major setback, as K.M. Muralidhar, one of the suspects in the case of trafficking of girls to Bangalore, was today granted bail by a local court on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 50,000 with a surety of the same amount. Muralidhar has been directed to surrender his passport in the court.



PGI to acquire cervix cancer detection device
Chandigarh, November 19
In order to detect cervix cancer, the most common malignancy among Indian women at an early stage, the PGI will soon acquire the Rs 10-lakh human pappiloma virus equipment, installed at only a handful medical institutes in the country.

Chaturvedi for independent prosecution agency
Chandigarh, November 19
“Instead of leaving investigation and prosecution to the police alone, states should have an independent prosecution agency which should be answerable to the high court and give a copy of its annual report to the legislature of the state concerned,” says Mr T.N. Chaturvedi, Governor of Karnataka, holding that “rule of law must prevail”.

Ex-councillor moves HC on cattle menace
Chandigarh, October 19
In less than a week after a 23-year-old city girl succumbed to her injuries after being hit by a bull, former municipal councillor Ranjana Shahi has claimed that the stand taken by the authorities regarding the adoption of measures to tackle the stray cattle menace in the city was contrary to the stand it took before the media.

Villagers oppose move on dairy plots, arrested
Villagers being arrested after they protested against the draw of plotsChandigarh, November 19
About 54 persons from Maloya village were arrested today as they tried to stop a move of the Chandigarh Administration to shift milch cattle out of the city limits to their village located near Sector 39.

Villagers being arrested after they protested against the draw of plots for Milk Colony on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph



PUDA to review compensation to Sohana residents
Mohali, November 19
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has decided to review the compensation granted to residents of Sohana Village here for the 13 acres acquired by the authority to be given to the Mohali Municipal Council for use as a garbage dump.

Shopkeepers, MC staff clash
Chandigarh, November 19
Shopkeepers of Sector 27 protesting against the action of the enforcement wingShopkeepers of Sector 27 and the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation clashed today, resulting in the shopkeepers pulling down the shutters for more than two hours.

Shopkeepers of Sector 27 protesting against the action of the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Clue to Heena’s identity found
Chandigarh, November 19
Mystery surrounding the death of Heena, who was found dead in Panchkula last morning, remained unsolved for the second day. However, the Chandigarh police received an anonymous telephone call today and the caller gave a telephone number of Delhi saying that information about Heena could be obtained from there.

Bottles of Mountain Dew found contaminated
Chandigarh, November 19
Mr Sukant Gupta, Deputy Advocate-General, Punjab, had bought 24 bottles of soft drinks from a grocery store in Sector 10 today, out of which five bottles were of Mountain Dew.

Four buses impounded
Chandigarh, November 19
Four luxury buses plying unauthorisedly from the city were impounded last night by the State Transport Authority.

Police clears ETO in death case
Chandigarh, November 19
The Panchkula police today cleared Excise and Taxation Officer of the Chandigarh Administration, Mrs H. Brar, for having any role in the death of Mr Neeraj Kansal, who was found dead in Panchkula on September 26.

National integration pledge administered
Chandigarh, November 19
On the commencement of Communal Harmony Week, the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr R.S. Gujral, administered the national integration pledge to the employees of the Chandigarh Administration at the UT Secretariat, Sector 9, here, today.

Insurance policies for 242 underprivileged residents
Chandigarh, November 19
As many as 242 underprivileged residents, putting up in the city, were today handed over insurance policies at an impressive function held at Pastoral Centre, Catholic Church, in Sector 19.

Harmilap Nagar Colony land to be  demarcated again
Zirakpur, November 19
The Haryana Urban Development Authority and the local administration today decided to conduct a fresh demarcation of the disputed land in Harmilap Nagar Colony in Bartana village here. This decision was taken by officials after visiting the spot this afternoon.

Indira Gandhi remembered
Chandigarh, November 19
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee today celebrated the 86th birth anniversary of the late Indira Gandhi at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in Sector-35.



Old couple duped of Rs 1 lakh
Panchkula, November 19
When Ludhiana-based, Mr S.D. Sharma, and his wife, Ms K.D. Sharma, senior citizens and pensioners, decided to purchase a house in Panchkula, little did they realise what was in store for them.

Woman clerk forges documents, held
Chandigarh, November 19
The police today arrested, Alka, a woman clerk of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), who had allegedly forged documents to obtain loans worth Rs 1.19 lakh from two different banks.

3 cases of theft registered
Chandigarh, November 19
Two unidentified youths riding a scooter snatched a purse containing Rs 1,200 and some documents, including a driving licence, from Ms Punam Mittal of Sector 42 from near Attawa Chowk yesterday.

Women beat up astrologer
Mohali, November 19
An astrologer working from a house in Phase VII was beaten up by two women here today. According to the police, the astrologer, Pawan Kumar Bengali, was allegedly beaten up by the mother and sister of one of his clients, Aman, a resident of the same phase.


Agreement on survey for IT industry signed
Chandigarh, November 19
With the objective of preparing a plan for upgrading the skills of the youth of Chandigarh according to the needs of potential investors in the fields of software and IT-enabled services, the Chandigarh Administration today hired the services of Hewitt Associates, a global player in the IT industry.

Tibetan wares back in showrooms
Panchkula, November 19
After a gap of almost two years, residents of the township can again choose from the wares brought by Norling Tibetans. The Tibetan refugee market has opened in two showrooms in Sector 9. It offers a wide variety of woollens—sweaters, shawls, jackets, mufflers, caps, hand-knitted socks, besides footwear, cosmetics, electronics, feng shui items etc.



DAV School, Jind wins quiz zonal round
Chandigarh, November 19
Boys from DAV School, Jind, the winners of the CBSE zonal quizThe team from DAV School, Jind, won the zonal round of the CBSE Heritage India Quiz-2003, at DAV Model School, Sector 15, here today, while the team of the BSF, Jammu, was a close second. The two teams have qualified for the finals from the north zone.

Boys from DAV School, Jind, the winners of the CBSE zonal quiz, discuss an answer at DAV Model School, Sector 15, Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph.

Dismal performance in Punjab board supplementary exams
Mohali, November 19
The Punjab School Education Board has declared the results of the supplementary examinations conducted by it in September for Classes X and XII. While 63,490 students appeared in the matriculation examination, only 37,278 cleared it putting the pass percentage at 58.71.

Dons favour reforms in education
Chandigarh, November 19
The current examination system in the country restricts initiative and growth of students, said Prof R.J. Hans Gill, the Dean University Instructions, on the concluding day of a two-day seminar on “Quality of higher education in India: the challenge of change” organised by Panjab University here today.

Sacred Heart students weave magic
Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School Chandigarh, November 19
It was rhythm and music all the way at Razzmatazz, the annual function celebrations at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here today, where students, attired in bright colours, weaved magic through song and dance sequences.

Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School perform at their annual function in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

Admission date extended
Chandigarh, November 19
Panjab University has extended the last date of admission to the correspondence courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It has also extended the last date for submission of forms by students who want to appear as private candidates.

ITI Principal’s cremation today
Chandigarh, November 19
The post-mortem examination on the body of Mr Shivdev Singh will be performed tomorrow as his parents reached here from the Andaman-Nicobar Islands today. The cremation will be performed tomorrow at 1 pm, said family sources.

Students of 10 schools attend water mela
Panchkula, November 19
The two-day water mela organised by the Regional Office of the Central Ground Water Board in collaboration with the Indian council of Environmental Education (North Zone) concluded at DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 8, here today.


Bail plea of suspended HC Registrar dismissed
Chandigarh, November 19
A bail application moved by the suspended Registrar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Tara Chand, was today dismissed by the UT Special Judge, Mr R.S Baswana. Tara Chand was booked by the UT police for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income on September 22.



Play focuses on campus politics
Chandigarh, November 19
Using campus politics as the backdrop, Prof G.P. Deshpande has woven a classical tale of human relations finding their meaning in the changed lifestyle. Responsibility has assumed new meanings, each different and imperfect.


Home Decor
Artefacts from world over lend cheer
f there is one word to describe the house of the former Chief of Army Staff, Gen V.P. Malik in Sector 6, Panchkula, it is cheerful. With sunlight entering all rooms in the house, fresh flowers adorning in every possible nook and corner, and extensive use of foliage in terracotta pots give a pleasant look to the house. As Mrs Ranjana Malik, lady of the house, likes to put it.

It’s my life!
Preeti Walia, PEC graduate I love Chandigarh
t is Chandigarh I am in love with. This is the reason that even after doing aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, I am in the city. Some may think I am not at all ambitious and am wasting my time in Chandigarh, giving mathematics and science tuitions.

Rare historical artefacts on display
imed at forging closer understanding, respect and understanding between individual and cultural environment, the Department of Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, has organised a photo-exhibition of archaeological sites in the region.

His love for culture brought him to India
o awe-struck was Kaburagi Yoshihiro during his visit to India from Japan on one of his business trips a few years ago that he decided to come back again to explore the history and culture of the land of “glorious past”.

Eating Out
Vast range of vegetarian fare
he bright decor of the restaurant visible through the tinted glass that makes its facade attracts one to the place. In fact, the transparent look stands out in the row of hard businesslike brick and mortar buildings of the Sector 35 lane of hotels in Chandigarh. And the name of the eatery, Jashan, fills you with a josh for a meal out at least, if not a celebration.


PGI winter break from Dec 7
Chandigarh, November 19
With the month-long winter vacation at the PGI beginning from December 7, this is one time of the year that both the patients and overburdened resident doctors dread.



Mayo College, Khalsa Academy to clash in under-14 hockey final
Chandigarh, November 19
Mayo College, Ajmer, will take on SGGGJ Khalsa Academy in the final of the under-14 boys section of the eighth CBSE National Hockey Tournament on the penultimate day on the Panjab University grounds here today. In the semi-finals, SGGGJ Khalsa Academy defeated Police DAV School, Jalandhar, 4-0 while Mayo College got the better of St John’s International Residential School, Chennai, 2-1.

Rowing body honours medallist Gurnoor
Chandigarh, November 19
Gurnoor Kaur, Gaurav Sharma and Ravi, who were honoured by the Chandigarh Rowing Association Gurnoor Kaur, who won a bronze medal in the double sculls event in the recently concluded Junior Asian Rowing Championship in Hong Kong, was honoured by the Chandigarh Rowing Association at Lake Club, Sector 6, here today. 

Gurnoor Kaur, Gaurav Sharma and Ravi, who were honoured by the Chandigarh Rowing Association at the Lake Club, Sector 6, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

DAV-8 boys win under-14 cricket meet
Chandigarh, November 19
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, emerged winners in the UT Inter-School Under-14 Cricket Tournament which concluded at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, here today. DAV boys whipped St John’s High School, Sector 26, by 130 runs.

ITBP athletics meet results


H.C. ModiDr Modi is Legal Adviser of Raj Bhavan
Chandigarh, November 19
Dr H.C. Modi, former District and Sessions Judge (Vigilance), Punjab and Haryana High Court, has been appointed legal adviser in Punjab Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh. Dr Modi has also served as Registrar (Judicial) for sometime. He recently completed his five-year term as presiding officer of the UT Consumer Forum, Chandigarh.


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