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Seepage threatens PU buildings
Alarming rise in water table
Chandigarh, November 28
Warning bells are ringing at Panjab University with a pronounced rise in the water table on the campus. A report of the Central Ground Water Board says that the water table has risen by 6 metres in the past decade and a half.

MC nod to Vigilance probe
Rs 16-cr loss due to delay in hotel site auction
Chandigarh, November 28
The General House of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today granted approval for a probe by the UT Vigilance Department to fix responsibility for the loss of Rs 16 crore due to delay in the allotment of a hotel site in Sector 35.


Oberois caught playing the family role
Chandigarh, November 28
The dashing Vivek Oberoi is flanked by his charismatic father Suresh Oberoi, sister Meghna and mother Yashodhara A private resort near Chandigarh was all stars today. Brimming with colour and life and glamour, this heavily embellished wedding venue at Nayagaon had a rare chance of playing the host to the many celebrated guests at a wedding ceremony, which was made special by the presence of dashing Vivek Oberoi and his even more dashing father Suresh Oberoi, who looked pleasing in the company of wife Yashodhara and daughter Meghna.

The dashing Vivek Oberoi is flanked by his charismatic father Suresh Oberoi, sister Meghna and mother Yashodhara (extreme right), who were all in Chandigarh today to attend the wedding ceremony of a relative at Forest Hill Resort at Naya Gaon.

Staffer detained in fake certificate case
Mohali, November 28
In what might lead to the unearthing of a major fake certificate racket in the Punjab School Education Board, the police stated today that other than nabbing PSEB employees who had acted as the ‘contacts’ of the two persons arrested yesterday, the police would also be booking those who ‘bought’ these forged certificates.

Actresses Asha Parekh and Shammi at Buyers DenAsha Parekh in city
Chandigarh, November 28
Asha Parekh, popular heroine of the swinging ’60s, was in Chandigarh along with close friend Shammi on Friday afternoon for a couple of hours.

Actresses Asha Parekh and Shammi at Buyers Den in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

  • She stole hearts with tomboy antics
    Chandigarh, November 28
    She kept a whole generation glued to the big screen with her cutie-pie antics. She fluttered her eyes, raised her eyebrows and sang and danced her way into the hearts of the audience.

Happy not sticking to heroine roles
ShammiChandigarh, November 28
Spending some hurried moments in the company of actress Shammi is refreshing and injects a sense of optimism into one’s view of life. “I am happy, satisfied and busy,” she explained. “I have been lucky too. I have always had enough work, am treated with respect, being a senior artiste (I’m addressed as ‘Shammiji’), and have many wonderful friends.” Shammi was with one such wonderful and close friend Asha Parekh at UT Guest House, Sector 2, here today before they left for Amritsar to see the Golden Temple.

Making learning meaningful
Ashish RajpalChandigarh, November 28
Just as the fascinating aspects of education have long remained buried under the weight of school bags, the talent of children has also remained hidden behind the rigidity of schedules. Breaking these barriers is Ashish Rajpal, an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, who later took an MEd from Harvard Graduate School of Education, conducting researches for none other than Howard Gardner, the first thinker to tell the world that IQ was quite an inaccurate measurement of human intelligence.

Clash of protocol between Army, Admn
Mohali, November 28
Even as the last minute modalities for the President's visit to Mohali were worked out at a high powered meeting of the Punjab police held here today, there seems to be clash of protocols between the civil administration and the military with regard to the arrangements being done for the function.



Police seeks Reliance help to trace attacker
Stabbing of Panchkula woman
Panchkula, November 28
The police has approached Reliance Infocom Limited for help in tracing accused Manbir Singh, who slashed a Sector 14 housewife's throat on November 24. Since the accused has been contacting some of his relatives in Sector 14 here and in Chandigarh through a Reliance mobile, the police is trying to locate his whereabouts by matching the frequency with the towers of the company.

Temple gets back stolen ornaments
Panchkula, November 28
Priests and members of the management of Pracheen Shiv Mandir It was celebration time at Pracheen Shiv Mandir, Sector 9. Almost a month after thieves had decamped with over 30 kg of silver ornaments from the temple, the temple management today got the possession of these ornaments from a local court.

Priests and members of the management of Pracheen Shiv Mandir, Sector 9, Panchkula, rejoice after the silver ornaments stolen from the temple earlier were brought back to the temple at Panchkula on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Special kids to supply spices to CITCO
Chandigarh, November 28
Being mentally challenged has in no way prevented children at the Government Institute for Mentally Retarded Children from learning various skills and putting these to use by supplying their products to various schools and institutes.

300 marriages in city today
Chandigarh, November 28
The city is all set to witness maximum number of marriages of the season on a single day tomorrow. All prominent hotels, including Hotel Shivalik View, Mount View and majority of others are booked.

Course on scientific investigation for cops
Chandigarh, November 28
The Director-General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Mr Sarabjeet Singh, will inaugurate a three-month advanced course on scientific investigation on December 1 at the Central Detective Training School, here.

BJP welcomes Admn move
Chandigarh, November 28
The local unit of the BJP has hailed the decision of the UT Administration to consider the need for carrying out changes in the houses constructed by the Chandigarh Housing Board. 

SAD (Minhas faction) stages dharna
Chandigarh, November 28
The Chandigarh unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Minhas faction) staged a dharna in front of the office of the Municipal Corporation in protest against the questioning of the political status of Ms Harjinder Kaur, a councillor, by the Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla. Workers of the party blocked the main gate of the municipal corporation’s office.

Clean chit to Customs man
Chandigarh, November 28
The Central Bureau of Investigation today gave a clean chit to suspended Inspector of Customs and Central Excise Arun Singla in a case of corruption registered against him nearly two years ago.



Charred body found
Mohali, November 28
A young man was found charred to death in Industrial Area, Phase VIII, here, this afternoon. The matter came to light when the decomposed and semi-burnt body of the man was found by some employees of an industrial unit nearby.

Teenager crushed under bus
Lalru, November 28
An unidentified teenaged boy from Ambala was crushed to death by a CTU bus on the Kalka-Ambala highway, near here, this noon. According to the police, the boy was riding a bicycle when the CTU bus knocked him down, crushing him on the spot.



Carol singers perform at YWCA
Chandigarh, November 28
Carol singers at YWCA Although Christmas is still four weeks away carol singers have started making their rounds to spread the Yuletide spirit. Students of four schools of Chandigarh — Baptist School, Sacred Heart School, St. Stephen’s School, Mount Carmel School and Mizo Students and trainees of YWCA Vocational Training Class sang hymns in Hindi and English at the YWCA in Sector 11 today.

Carol singers at YWCA in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

School gets notice for dirty toilets
Chandigarh, Nov 28
Lawyers for Social Reform, an NGO, today sent a legal notice to the DPI(School) and the Principal of Government Senior Secon-dary School, Sector 40, alleging that the girls studying there had been facing problem due to insanitary conditions prevailing in the toilets.

Folk dances mark school function
Chandigarh, November 28
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School A colourful cultural programme marked the annual prize distribution function of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, here today. The morning session was presided over by Ms Rajesh Chaudhary, Deputy District Education Officer. She distributed prizes among the winners.

Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-46, Chandigarh, perform during their annual function on Friday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh


High Court
UT official faces graft charge
Chandigarh, November 28
In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, two city residents have claimed that an Assistant Estate Officer-cum-Land Acquisition Officer, Chandigarh Administration, was “indulging in large scale corruption”.

  • Contempt case

District Courts
Fresh production warrants against Bhullar
Chandigarh, November 28
A local court today issued a fresh production warrants against Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, for his involvement in carrying out a blast in the city to eliminate former UT SSP, Mr Sumedh Singh Saini. Mr Saini is presently posted as DIG (Operation) in Punjab. Bhullar has been lodged in the Tihar Jail after being awarded death penalty by a Delhi court.

  • Judicial custody

  • Bail granted

Auction postponed till Dec 10
Zirakpur, November 28
Auction of a portion of land of a closed paper mill in Nagla village has been postponed till December 10 by the tehsildar of Dera Bassi after its proprietor provided an affidavit saying that the Supreme Court has granted stay-orders in the case.



The Open Hand, symbolic of Chandigarh’s free spiritThe carnival spirit all set to soar
t’s carnival time in Chandigarh yet again. Come tomorrow and the city residents will be treated to a host of cultural flavours, strong enough to inspire the hearts to crave for more.

The Open Hand, symbolic of Chandigarh’s free spirit, being fixed at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10, which will be the venue for the two-day Chandigarh Carnival, beginning tomorrow. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Barbie enchants in magical movie
arbie doll enchants and delights audiences in the stunning computer-animated movie 'Barbie of Swan Lake'. It is a story about magic, self-confidence and true love! Barbie starring as "Odette", a brave young girl, discovers that with confidence and determination each one of us has the power to transform the world. 'Barbie of Swan Lake' will be aired on Cartoon Network on November 30 at 12 noon and again at 8 p.m the same day. It has been specially dubbed in Hindi, keeping the Indian audience in mind. The movie combines storytelling with a beautiful ballet choreography performed by dancers from the world renwoned New York City Ballet and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music.

Dolls museum thrown open to public
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma (retd) examines some of the specimen THE Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Justice O. P. Verma (retd), on Friday formally threw open to the public a refurbished International Dolls Museum at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23.

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma (retd) examines some of the specimen after inaugurating Doll’s Museum at Bal Bhavan, Sector 23, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Classic woollen suits in again
Classic three button woollen suits will be popular this winter, if fashion experts in the city are to be believed. They claim that the conventional colours like grey, steel grey, black and cream would be in fashion this season.

Verma inaugurates multiplex
Chandigarh’s first multiplex was formally inaugurated on Friday by the Governor of Punjab, Justice O.P. Verma.

Balancing the traditional with the modern
Deepika KaushalWHEN her friends and loved ones send her a New Year’s card, they save some money because in the same card they write, “Happy Birthday”. It is Deepika Kaushal, a plus one student from Panchkula, who has been modelling for a year now. On being prompted by her family and friends, she took part in Mr and Miss North India contest held in June. The very first attempt met with success for she was selected first runner-up, and was also adjudged “Miss Beautiful Eyes”.

Star-eyed Deepika Kaushal. — Photo by KD


Foundation to hold free eye check-up camps
Chandigarh, November 28
Aimed at creating awareness among the public about common eye ailments, the Chugh Eye Microsurgery Foundation Clinics, will launch “Eye Super Six” seminars, followed by a free eye testing and check-up.



GGSCW win hockey title
Chandigarh, November 28
Girls of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women Hockey team of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, romped home with title in the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey (Women) tournament which concluded last evening at Ludhiana. In the finals, GGSCW girls got the better of Government College for Women, Ludhiana, by four goals to nil. 

Girls of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, who won the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey title. — A Tribune photograph

PU win match
Chandigarh, November 28
Panjab University Chandigarh, moved ahead in tennis when their men team defeated CSJM University, Kanpur, by three matches to one in the North-East Zone Inter-University Tennis (men) Tournament which entered the fifth day here today at the campus.


Expedite probe into suicide by cop, says DC
Panchkula, November 28
The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat has asked the SDM, Panchkula, Mr Inder singh to expedite the inquiry into the suicide case of Head Constable Jaiveer. The letter was sent to the SDM yesterday and he was asked to expedite the inquiry, so that the report could be submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court during the next hearing of the case in December.

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