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Woman hacked to death by 23-year-old son
‘Vulgar behaviour’, incompatibility with father cited as reasons
Chandigarh, November 16

Frustrated by the “constant insult” allegedly heaped on his father by his mother for over 19 years following his dad’s failure “to give” her another son, a 23-year-old engineer hacked his mother to death with a sickle at their Sector 32 residence late Wednesday night.
A sobbing Ajitpal Singh along with his father, Nirmal Singh Rana, at the Sector 34 police station after being arrested in connection with the murder of his mother, Malkiat Kaur, in Chandigarh on Thursday
A sobbing Ajitpal Singh along with his father, Nirmal Singh Rana, at the Sector 34 police station after being arrested in connection with the murder of his mother, Malkiat Kaur, in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Admn lets down Nek Chand
Chandigarh, November 16
It was an embarrassing sight. At the Rock Garden, where Nek Chand was to be honoured with the International Living Heritage Award this evening, the UT Administration cut a sorry figure. It had made no formal arrangements for such a significant event.


 








EARLIER STORIES

Nek Chand is first Asian to get International Living Heritage Medal

Chandigarh, November 16
Environmental artiste Nek Chand today became the first Asian to receive the prestigious International Living Heritage Medal, instituted by the Living Heritage Society, USA. The award, which promotes excellence in art, literature, dance and theatre, was presented to Nek Chand in the amphitheatre of his Rock Garden. Doing the honours on the behalf of society’s President Jerry Johnson was Tony Rajer, Nek Chand Foundation trustee and international heritage preservation specialist, who restored the artiste’s works when they were travelling to New York for an exhibition recently.


Mr Tony Rajer, a Nek Chand Foundation Trustee, touches Nek Chand’s feet after presenting him the International Living Heritage Medal at Rock Garden on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Mr Tony Rajer, a Nek Chand Foundation Trustee, touches Nek Chand’s feet after presenting him the International Living Heritage Medal at Rock Garden on Thursday

Protest at C-DAC
Mohali, November 16
A section of aspirants for posts of teacher staged a protest on the last day of the completion of work on scrutiny of academic certificates in connection with the recruitment of teachers by the Punjab Government at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) here today. The protesters raised slogans against the government and alleged impropriety in the fixing of eligibility criteria for the selection of teachers.
They sought a hike in the number of posts.



Candidates for posts of teacher come out of C-DAC, Industrial Area, Phase VII, Mohali, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Candidates for posts of teacher come out of C-DAC, Industrial Area, Phase VII, Mohali, on Thursday

Sudhir Kumar Garg Watch out
Dr Sudhir Kumar Garg, head of the orthopaedic department, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, will make presentations at a conference of the Indian American Orthopaedics Association at New Delhi.

In Town
Gurbachan Jagat Mr Gurbachan Jagat, Chairman, Union Public Service Commission, will be in the city to deliver a lecture to in-service IAS officers. The week- long IAS officers, training is being conducted by the Institute of Development and Communication at their centre in Mohali. Mr Jagat will be talking to the senior IAS officers about dissonance between the police and civil administration.

Passing Through

COMMUNITY


LEARNING TRICKS
A student of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, trying her hands at marbles with a student of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday
A student of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, trying her hands at marbles with a student of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

‘Illegal’ voters cause concern
Chandigarh, November 16
Residents of the city, particularly villages, are resenting the voters’ list prepared by the Election Department by including names of the occupants of illegal colonies and unauthorised places. The Pind Bachao Committee has sought cancellation of illegal votes.

Panchkula being developed on Chandigarh pattern: CM
Panchkula, November 16
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today said that Panchkula was being developed on the pattern of Chandigarh to make it a better city than City Beautiful. The Chief Minister was speaking after dedicating to the people the region’s largest auditorium “Inderdhanush” at Panchkula, which had been constructed at a cost of Rs 14 crore and had a seating capacity of 1350.The auditorium would facilitate the promotion of performing arts, Mr Hooda said seeking cooperation from the people in the overall development of Panchkula.

Mayor underlines Congress achievements in MC
Chandigarh, November 16
With the Municipal Corporation elections round the corner, Mayor Surinder Singh today listed the Congress’ achievements in the Municipal Corporation during the past five years.

‘Dream Park, Rose Garden our achievements’
Chandigarh, November 16
With an approximate voter strength of 22,000, ward number 4, consisting of Sectors 23 and 24 (before de-limitation), has come a long way in the past five years. Many development works have taken place in these sectors to bring them on a par with others.

Rehab: slum-dwellers get VIP treatment
Chandigarh, November 16
While departments of the Chandigarh Administration are bending backwards to give water and electricity connections to slum dwellers on their rehabilitation, they have all rigmarole and red tape in place for granting the same to those seeking the same facilities in the rest of the union territory.

Slum-dwellers of Madrasi Colony get their documents verified at a special camp in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Slum-dwellers of Madrasi Colony get their documents verified at a special camp in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday

Boyd’s mantra: keep giving and keep going on
Chandigarh, November 16
He tackles challenges head on just like in his favourite sport Rugby and this resolute Kiwi is unwavering in his resolve to change lives, what is more, being at the helm of affairs at Rotary International helps.

Rotarians converge for annual meet
Chandigarh, November 16
It was a gathering of senior Rotarians who came together with World President of Rotary International William B. Boyd, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation Ron D. Burton and Rotary International Director and Convener of the Rotary Institute in Chandigarh Noraseth Pathmanand to address mediapersons at the UT Guesthouse on the eve of the three-day Rotary Zone Institute-2006 beginning here tomorrow.
World President of Rotary International William B. Boyd, Rotary International Director and Convener of the Rotary Institute in Chandigarh Noraseth Pathmanand
World President of Rotary International William B. Boyd (left), Rotary International Director and Convener of the Rotary Institute in Chandigarh Noraseth Pathmanand (centre) and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation Ron D. Burton at a press conference in Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Renovation of toilets okayed
Chandigarh, November 16
The Finance and Contract Committee of municipal corporation has accorded approval to various agendas, including the work of renovation of toilet blocks situated in the markets of sectors 8 and 23 (as per specification provided for BOT toilets).

Now, one-stop services in Panchkula
Panchkula, November 16
Panchkula today got its well-equipped e-DISHA (Electronic Delivery of Integrated Services of Haryana for All) centre and became the 17th district of Haryana to have such a centre aimed at providing one-stop services to cities.

Singapore is theme of Chandigarh Carnival
Chandigarh, November 16
Chandigarh Carnival will be held on November 25 and 26, said Mr Vivek Atray, Director, Tourism, while addressing a press conference here today. Singapore and Rural Tourism are the themes of the carnival. Governor of Punjab and the UT Administrator, Gen (Retd) S.F Rodrigues will inaugurate the carnival.

Only 1 Estate Office panel to okay plans
Chandigarh, November 16
Moving an inch closer to reforms in the Estate Office, the Chandigarh Administration has scrapped upper plan approval committees and lower plan approval committee. A six-member single plan approval committee has been constituted for approval of the building plans. The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Estate Officer remains chairman of the committee.

PSEB official gheraoed
Mohali, November 16

Members of the Technical Services Union of the Punjab State Electricity Board gheraoed the Senior Executive Engineer outside the office of the board here today. The protesters also held a rally and carried black flags outside the main gate of the office.

Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board gherao the Senior Executive Engineer in Mohali on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board gherao the Senior Executive Engineer in Mohali

Eight PCR cops rewarded
Chandigarh, November 16
The UT Inspector-General of Police (IGP) today gave commendation certificates and cash reward to eight police officers of the Police Control Room (PCR) staff for apprehending three persons and a vehicle involved in various crimes.

Meeting on need-based changes in marla houses
Chandigarh, November 16
Members of the Chandigarh Marla Houses Residents Welfare Association today held a meeting with the UT Finance Secretary over their demand for allowing need based changes in the marla houses.

New tubewell in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, November 16
The water shortage in certain colonies of the township will be a thing of the past with the installation of a tubewell today. Built at a cost of Rs 14 lakh, the tubewell was commissioned by the vice-chairman of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) and in charge of the Banur Assembly segment of the Congress, Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon.

 
CRIME

Two held for gambling
Chandigarh, November 16
The local police arrested two persons for indulging in gambling at a public place. Gobind Lal and Ram Dulare, both residents of Mani Majra were arrested from Mauli Jagran on Wednesday for gambling at a public place. The police recovered Rs 450 from their possession and registered a case.

 
EDUCATION

Heritage items make a mark in youth festival
Chandigarh, November 16
The heritage items competition brought alive the dying culture of Punjab on stage at the DAV College here on the second day of the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival today. For most of the audience folk orchestra complete with tumbi, sarangi, chimta, dhol, bansuri, ghara, dafli and kato was as much an educative experience as it was entertaining.

Students from Dev Samaj College, Moga, participating in youth festival at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photo
Students from Dev Samaj College, Moga, participating in youth festival at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday

UPIS gets Rs 1.02 cr grant
Chandigarh, November 16
The University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UPIS), Panjab University, has got a grant of Rs 1.02 crore under its FIST Project (Funds for Improvement of Science and Technology Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions) from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Conference on “innovative practicum” ends
Chandigarh, November 16
The three-day international conference on “Innovative Practicum In Teacher Education” ended at Dev Samaj College of Education here today. Teachers discussed themes like innovative lesson planning, teacher education and community and bridging the gap between teacher-education and community.

Freshers welcomed with ‘Aagaaz’

Chandigarh, November 16
The Panjab University Campus Students Council organised “Aagaaz” to welcome freshers to the university here this evening. The cultural feast was inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and state Minister of Law and Irrigation. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal’s son Rahul Bhattal presided over the function.





Students present a cultural programme during “Aagaaz” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students present a cultural programme during “Aagaaz” at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday

Stone of school building laid
Mohali, November 16
Reverend Gerald John Mathias, Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh Catholic Diocese and president of Shimla-Chandigarh Educational Society, laid the foundation stone of Infant Jesus Kindergarten and Infant Jesus Convent School, Sector 65, here yesterday.

Expert dwells on nuances of group discussion
Chandigarh, November 16
A three-day workshop, organised by the Language Forum of the GGDSD College, Sector 32, began here today. Ms Ashima Dhir, senior faculty member in the Department of English and convener of the Department of Functional English, gave a comprehensive talk on how to engage in group discussions.

From Schools
“Career fest” organised

Chandigarh, November 16
“Career Fest” a career exhibition-cum-conference was organised at the KV AFS Grounds today with an objective to provide exposure to the students of Senior Secondary classes regarding the wide range of options available to them in the job market. The event, the first of its kind in a Kendriya Vidyalaya, was held under directions from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Headquarters, New Delhi.

COURTS

UT undertaking on ZP poll
Chandigarh, November 16
The UT Administration today gave an undertaking to the Punjab and Haryana High Court that election of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Zila Parishad, Chandigarh, would be held soon. The statutory notice to be issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh, convening a meeting of the 10 elected members of the Zila Parishad would be issued latest by Monday.

Use of langurs to tackle monkeys challenged in court
Chandigarh, November 16
The chairman of the Haryana chapter of the People for Animals, Mr Naresh Kadyan, today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging the practice by the PGI authorities to use the services of two male langurs for tackling the monkey menace on the sprawling campus.

 
CULTURE

Fashion apes life
Chandigarh, November 16
Winds of socio-economic and geo-political changes across the globe are shaping fashion trends. Well that is what Mumbai-based trend forecaster Harilein Sabarwal believes.

Wanted: more fashion designers
Chandigarh, November 16
Union Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Dr Ajay Dua, today said a formal status for the fashion design industry would mean losing certain benefits.

Punjab comfortable shooting location: Yash Chopra
Chandigarh, November 16
Punjab is still the top priority for filmmaker Yash Chopra, who finds its sprawling farms and lavish greens irresistible. Although the director did not announce fresh shooting schedules for Punjab, he said he felt very comfortable shooting here. “I am working on a script and if the script demands, we will return to Punjab to shoot,” said Chopra, while speaking to mediapersons this morning.

HEALTH

Camp for early detection of cancer
Chandigarh, November 16
Cancer is curable only when detected in early stage. Cancers of cervix, breast and mouth could be detected early through screening for achieving the best cure, said Prof HM Swami, Director-Pprincipal of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Doctors examine women at a camp for early detection of cancer in Palsora village on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Doctors examine women at a camp for early detection of cancer in Palsora village

Breast conservation possible in early stages of cancer: Bose
Chandigarh, November 16
Apprehending social stigma, a majority of women suffering from breast cancer have been opting for breast conservation instead of removal in the country. Dr S.M. Bose, former head of the surgery department, PGI, who has treated over 200 patients for breast conservation till date, said that conservation of breast is possible in early stages (till Stage-III) of cancer. “We use chemotherapy and if the patient responds, techniques for conservation of breast are carried,” he climed.

920 examined for dental problems
Mohali, November 16
As many as 920 patients were examined and treated for various dental problems at the local Civil Hospital during the dental health fortnight organised by the Punjab Health Department in collaboration with the local Rotary Club from November 1 to 15 SAS Nagar district.

 
SPORTS

Pbi varsity win 2 gold medals
Chandigarh, November 16
Punjabi University won gold medals in C1 and C2 events of 1000 m (men) in All India Inter University Canoeing and Kayaking Tournament which concluded at Sukhna Lake here today.

Chandigarh storm into semifinals
Chandigarh, November 16
A five-wicket haul (5 for 9) by Jaskaran Singh and fine batting by Amit Prashar (89 n.o. off 49 balls) steered hosts Chandigarh into the semifinals, routing Jammu and Kashmir by 201 runs in the first National Twenty-20 Cricket Tournament at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

St Kabir win in basketball
Chandigarh, November 16
Hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, routed Little Flower School 36-7 on the opening day of the ICSC Under-17 Chandigarh Zone Basketball Tournament for Girls on the school premises here today.

St Joseph’s in netball final
Chandigarh, November 16
Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, trounced Sacred Heart School, Sector 26,20-3 in the semifinals of under-19 category of the UT Inter-School Netball (Girls) tournament at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today.

Tennis meet
Panchkula, November 16
Players interested in taking part in the 6th Satluj Open Tennis Tournament (U-16 girls, U-14 and U-10 boys and girls categories), starting November 18, can send their entries by 2 pm tomorrow to M.G.S. Sidhu, Head of Physical Department or Reema Parmar, Satluj Public School, Sector 4.

 

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