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Excise notices to five breweries for overpricing
Chandigarh, November 5
After losing a legal battle in the apex court over arbitrarily charging more than the wholesale rates of beer, more trouble seems to be awaiting manufacturers of some of the popular beer brands being sold in the city.

Wrong putt lands NRI in jail
Panchkula, November 5
The Golf Club, Sector 3, witnessed high drama today when SDM (Panchkula) Varinder Dahiya and Commissioner, Higher Education, V.S. Kundu were abused and threatened by an NRI, Mandhir, playing golf at the club.

General Naidu’s wife to perform today
Chandigarh, November 5
When the Army Wives Welfare Association of the Western Command (Headquarters) organises a musical evening at Raina Stadium, Chandimandir, tomorrow it will be a show with a difference. One of the star participants in the show will be Mrs Niharika Naidu, wife of Lieut-Gen M.L. Naidu, Commandant, College of Combat, at Mhow.




EARLIER STORIES

Watch out
Dr Anil Sharma Dr Anil Sharma, Sports Teacher of the Special Cell for the Mentally Challenged, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, is the Head Coach of India —A team in the 1st Special Olympics International Cricket Cup Tournament which commences in Mumbai on Monday. This major event will see teams from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies. The girls' teams are from India and Pakistan only.

In Town
Ms Meira Kumar Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Ms Meira Kumar will be in town on Monday to inaugurate the Ministry's special exhibition titled "Samarthya-2006". The exhibition, which will remain open till November 9, will feature stalls on assistive devices for special people. It will also feature teaching kits, learning materials, barrier-free features and services for the benefit of person with disabilities.

Passing Through
Do you agree that trade between India and Russia has taken a set- back after the breakup of the Soviet Union?

COMMUNITY

Gurpurb celebrated with fervour, gaiety
Chandigarh, November 5
Fervour and gaiety marked the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, in the city and its surrounding areas today. At the end of akhand paths, special kirtan darbars, featuring eminent ragis, Sukhmani Sahib societies and schoolchildren were held at almost all gurdwaras.


Devotees light candles on the occasion of Gurpurb at the Sector 19 gurdwara, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Devotees light candles on the occasion of Gurpurb at the Sector 19 gurdwara, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Langar was served on Gurpurb at the Sacha Dhan Gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday.3 lakh devotees visit Nadda Sahib
Panchkula, November 5
Gurpurb was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety at gurdwaras of the city today. Long queues of devotees could be seen at gurdwaras, which were specially decked up for the occasion. Special programmes of shabad kirtan and gurbani were organised at gurdwaras while community kitchens served langar all through the day.

Langar was served on Gurpurb at the Sacha Dhan Gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday. —  Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

PG body demands amendment to notification
Chandigarh, November 5
The Paying Guest Accommodation Owners’ Welfare Association has urged the UT Administrator to amend the September-2006 notification wherein houses below 10 marla have been disallowed from providing paying guest (PG) services.

“Military solution” no answer to Taliban
Chandigarh, November 5
The second day of the international seminar on “Peace and Development” organised in the memory of late PN Haksar by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development here today saw discussion on the issue in the context of the SAARC region.

Delegates attend an international seminar organised in the memory of late P.N. Haksar in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Delegates attend an international seminar organised in the memory of late P.N. Haksar in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Facilities elude residents of Shalimar Enclave
Zirakpur, November 5
The Residents’ Welfare Association, Shalimar Enclave, has again urged the builder to provide assured facilities in the complex situated on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway.

Royal family outing: Papa, mama and baby elephants were caught on camera by Tribune lensman Vinay Malik when they came out for a stroll with their caretakers on Chandigarh roads.
Royal family outing: Papa, mama and baby elephants were caught on camera by Tribune lensman Vinay Malik when they came out for a stroll with their caretakers on Chandigarh roads.
Members of the Aadhi Dharam Samaj take part in a nagar kirtan in Chandigarh
Members of the Aadhi Dharam Samaj take part in a nagar kirtan in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Anti-India sentiment no major poll plank in Pakistan
Chandigarh, November 5
Lt-Gen Talat Masood (retd), a former Defence Secretary, Pakistan, today stated that the anti-India sentiment was not going to be a major plank during the 2007 elections in Pakistan.

‘Vyaktitav ka Prabhav’ released
Chandigarh, November 5
“Maana ki parindon ko par hua karte hain… Khwaab mein udna koi gunaah to nahin….” Manoj Singh wrote these lines for a reason. As the compilation of his journalistic essays — Vyaktitav ka Prabhav — was released by veteran journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik at Chandigarh Press Club today, the gathering knew what Manoj Singh meant when he said: “I soar in dreams”.

Uttaranchal Divas celebrated
Chandigarh, November 5

Shanti Kunj played host to folk dancers and singers who brought the culture of Uttaranchal alive at a special event organised here today. The occasion was the celebration of Uttaranchal Divas and the presentation was full of events that reflected the nuances of the culture of the Kumaon valley.

Mishap death: woman alleges police inaction
Panchkula, November 5
Tarika Madan, a resident of Sector 16, has alleged that the police is trying to hush up the accident case in which her father, Ramesh Kumar Nagpal, died on the spot.

Jitender Kumar Patient needs help for kidney transplant
Chandigarh, November 5
Mr Jitender Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, has been suffering from renal failure for the last two years. Diagnosed for renal failure, Jitender Kumar was referred to the AIIMS, New Delhi. The family failed to carry on his dialysis at the AIIMS because of financial crisis. In hope of better treatment in Chandigarh, he was admitted to the PGI here on July 26.

Chandigarh Vikas Manch announces election panel
Chandigarh, November 5
Harmohan Dhawan today announced the election committee for the Chandigarh Vikas Manch (CVM) comprising M.P. Kohli, B.K. Sood, Digvijay Kapoor, Davinder Singh Koka and Ravi Ahuja.

 
CRIME

Man booked for duping Rs 3.5 lakh
Chandigarh, November 5
The police has booked a city resident on the allegation of cheating two Mohali residents of Rs 3.5 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Peon found hanging in hotel room
Chandigarh, November 5
A peon in the Ministry of Home Affairs was found hanging in a hotel room this evening.

Two cars recovered
Panchkula, November 5
Three Maruti cars were reportedly stolen from different sectors of the city here today. Of these, two cars were found at some distance from where these were “picked up” while one car is still “missing.”

 
EDUCATION

Books, not students have rooms
Panchkula, November 5
Around 300 students, full staff strength, six classrooms and five classes — not a bad score for any government primary school when there are schools in the state that do not even have regular classrooms.

 
CULTURE

Playing old music the new way
Chandigarh, November 5
Fed on the diet of classical European music, members of the Wind Quartet, recently set up by the German Music Council, are on a mission to revive people’s interest in chamber music tradition. In many ways then, they are to Germany what diehard classical musicians are to India. That explains why SPIC MACAY, under its World Heritage (Virasat) series, has invited them for concerts in India.


Members of the German Music Council’s Wind Quartet who will present a concert of European classical chamber music in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tiwari
Members of the German Music Council’s Wind Quartet who will present a concert of European classical chamber music in Chandigarh on Monday.

Play marks cultural festival
Chandigarh, November 5
A play on female foeticide was the highlight of the presentations made as part of the National Integrated Medical Association’s third annual cultural festival held at Tagore Theatre today.



Members of the National Integrated Medical Association stage “Beti Kyon Nahin” at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
Members of the National Integrated Medical Association stage “Beti Kyon Nahin” at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Sunday.


HEALTH

Make registration of debilitating diseases mandatory: Dr Garg
Chandigarh, November 5
Registration of all debilitating diseases should be made mandatory, said Dr Sudhir Kumar Garg, head of the Orthopaedic Department, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.


Dr Sudhir Kumar Garg, Head of the Orthopaedic Department, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
Dr Sudhir Kumar Garg, Head of the Orthopaedic Department, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Dr Sanjeev Bhatia Dr Bhatia gets Young Surgeon Award
Chandigarh, November 5
Dr Sanjeev Bhatia from the Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, here has been bestowed with the Young Surgeon Award at the annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of India and international live workshop on endoscopic surgery.

 
SPORTS

City coach develops multi-shuttle machine
Surinder Mahajan, Sanjiv Sachdeva, P. Gopi Chand and T.P.S. Puri pose with the Manual Multi-shuttle Machine. Chandigarh, November 5
Justifying the old adage “Necessity is the mother of invention”, Surinder Mahajan, a city-based National Badminton coach, who is presently posted at SAI, NIS, Patiala, has invented a ‘Manual Multi-shuttle Machine’. This triple ‘M’, as Mr Mahajan calls it, will prove to be very useful for Badminton players and coaches.

(From left) Surinder Mahajan, Sanjiv Sachdeva, P. Gopi Chand and T.P.S. Puri pose with the Manual Multi-shuttle Machine.

Chess tourney concludes
Chandigarh, November 5
Pranjal, Himal, Anmol and Ravneet emerged winners in the u-7, u-13, u-17 and u-13 (girls) categories, respectively, during the Chandigarh Chess Championship 2006 for boys and girls which concluded today at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here, today.

Ayurvedic college girls win overall title
Chandigarh, November 5
Shri Dhanvantri Ayurvedic College girls won the overall championship garnering 20 points in the sixth Chandigarh State Women Boxing Championship held at the Sector 42 Stadium, here, today.

A bout in progress during the 21st Chandigarh Sub-junior Boys’ Boxing Championship at the Sector 42 stadium on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

A bout in progress during the 21st Chandigarh Sub-junior Boys’ Boxing Championship at the Sector 42 stadium on Sunday.

Stephen’s, Khalsa academy match ends in draw
Chandigarh, November 5
The match between Khalsa Football Academy, Kurali, and St Stephen’s Football Academy ended in a 2-2 draw on the third day of Fourth Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament being played at the Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

Sigma, HFCL, Infosys win
Panchkula, November 5
Deadly bowling spells by Sumit and Akashdeep, who took three wickets each, helped the Sigma team to register a 65-run victory over ICICI Bank in the 7th Cry Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge being played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

U-17 cricket tourney begins
Chandigarh, November 5
A fine bowling spell by Nishant Chauhan (3 for 19) enabled GNPS-A team, Sector 36, to defeat DAV School, Sector 15, by six wickets in the second GNPS Inter School/ Academy Under-17 League Cricket Tournament, which started at GNPS, Sector 36 grounds here today.

TT championship ends
Chandigarh, November 5
Vikas Sharma of AG (Audit), Punjab, won the men’s singles championship defeating Dheeraj Arora of Reserve Bank of India in a well-contested match 4-2, (11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11 and 11-8) in the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship which concluded at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here, today.

94 qualify in choi kwang do tests
Panchkula, November 5
Colour belt gradation tests were conducted by the Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International, India, at Saupin’s School, Sector 9, here yesterday.

ADMINISTRATION

Returning officers appointed for MC poll
Chandigarh, November 5
The State Election Commission has appointed returning officers for the upcoming Municipal Corporation elections.

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