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Close shave for labourers as building collapses
Zirakpur, November 13
Labourers working at a construction site along the Panchkula-Zirakpur highway had a miraculous escape when a two-storeyed building collapsed due to alleged mindless digging by a private builder here this evening.

A two-storeyed building that collapsed along the Panchkula-Zirakpur highway. The digging also poses a threat to the apartments nearby (right) A two-storeyed building that collapsed along the Panchkula- Zirakpur highway. The digging also poses a threat to the apartments nearby (right). Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Fake papers used to take away vehicles
Chandigarh, November 13
The police has booked five employees and a security guard of an auto-dealer on the chargers of taking away two Scorpio vehicles by producing fake bills and documents. In another incident, a Sector 31-based Housing Finance Company has reported that one of its employee had embezzled Rs 15 lakh.

Congress set to fire another salvo
To take up admn’s anti-Congress stance with Shivraj Patil
Chandigarh, November 13
The local unit of the Congress is planning another offensive against the UT administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd). The Congress is set to “use” the visit of union home minister Shivraj Patil to the city on November 16 to open another front against the city administration for its alleged anti-Congress policies.


Devotees light candles on the occasion of Gurparb at a gurdwara in Chandigarh
Devotees light candles on the occasion of Gurparb at a gurdwara in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

Paramour kills woman
Chandigarh, November 13
A 30-year-old safai karamchari of Colony No 5 was allegedly killed by her paramour at Mauli Baidwan village here this evening. The victim, Sangeeta, allegedly had illicit relations with Ashok Kumar, also a safai karamchari.

23-yr-old woman hangs herself
Chandigarh, November 13

Seema, a 23-year-old woman, allegedly hanged herself to death at her house in Attawa here this afternoon. Ruling out the possibility of foul play, the police said she held no one responsible for her death.


Irregularity in plot allotment
Take action against employees: Lokayukta
Panchkula, November 13
Taking stern view of the “wrong” reports allegedly submitted by officials of the land acquisition department to help two persons get “reserved” plots under the oustees quota, the Haryana lokayukta has directed the urban estate director to submit an action-taken report within a month.

World Diabetes Day
Teenaged girls prone to diabetes, say experts
Chandigarh, November 13
With sedentary lifestyles and consumption of unhealthy fast food, the adult variety of diabetes (type 2 diabetes) has started appearing in children now. Adolescent girls are more vulnerable, say experts.

Mediation and conciliation
Referential judges to be trained
Chandigarh, November 13
The verdict is clear. Less than a week after Justice S.B. Sinha of the Supreme Court made out a case for popularising the concept of mediation and conciliation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has initiated the process of putting his words into practice.

GMSH-16 to have drug de-addiction centre
Chandigarh, November 13
Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, is set to have a drug de-addiction centre. According to Ram Niwas, home-cum-health secretary, the centre will be housed in the office of the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, which is slated to be shifted into Sector 15 next month.

German Rape Case
Now, documents cause delay in challan
Chandigarh, November 13
Tall claims of a ready challan, awaiting CFSL report in German rape case, have fallen flat as after the arrival of report it is now “some” certified documents that are being awaited by the UT police to complete the paper work.

Death of 4 in accident mourned
Mohali, November 13
“Why has the God spared me to see the tragic end of my children”, wailed Gurcharan Kaur, aged mother of Sarabjeet Singh (45), who along with his wife and two children died in a road accident at Kama village on the Banga-Nawanshrar road last night.

Sector 46 roads in darkness
Chandigarh, November 13
Plunged in darkness, roads in Sector 46 here are no less than a black hole. People have to move from light to darkness with the sunset as streetlights in the area are non-functional.

Aerotech seminar from today
Chandigarh, November 13
The two-day seminar on Recent Advances in Aerospace technologies, Maintenance and Optimisation will begin here tomorrow, with about 300 delegates from the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Indian Space Research Organisation, Armed Forces, Scientific Institutions and the Industry expected to attend the event.

Gurparb celebrated with gaiety
Panchkula, November 13
Lakhs of devotees thronged the historic Nadha Sahib gurdwara on Guru Nanak Dev’s ‘prakash purb” here today. Devotees started reaching the gurdwara since Wednesday night to pay obeisance, as the doors of the gurdwara were scheduled to open at 2.45 am.

Hindi play a powerful satire
Chandigarh, November 13
A couplet by Urdu poet Habib Hashmi veritably reflects the thematic content of Hindi play ‘Aadhi Raat Ke Baad’ staged today at the Tagore Theatre in the ongoing Chandigarh Theatre Festival.

Poetry festival starts today
Chandigarh, November 13
The Punjab Sahit Akademy under the aegis of Punjab Arts Council is organising an international poetry festival -‘Kritya 2008’ in collaboration with a Kerala-based literary organisation from November 14 to 16 at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here.

Kalam arrives in city                          
Chandigarh, November 13
Former president Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam reached the city this evening. At the Chandigarh airport, Dr Kalam was received by DC and R. S. Verma, additional director (administration) of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and director, public relations.

Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam arrives at the UT Guest House in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Lottery shop gutted
Zirakpur, November 13
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in a fire that broke out in a lottery shop on the Zirakpur-Chandigarh highway this morning.

Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam arrives at the UT Guest House in Chandigarh

City pavilion in trade fair to open today
Chandigarh, November 13
The department of industries is setting up the Chandigarh pavilion at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, at the India International Trade Fair (IITF)-2008. UT home-cum-industries secretary Ram Niwas will inaugurate the pavilion on November 14.


Two siblings look at a wooden horse with longing, oblivious of Children’s Day on Friday
WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Two siblings look at a wooden horse with longing, oblivious of Children’s Day on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

A physically challenged inmate of Mother Teresa's Home in Sector 23 (Missionaries of Charity) enjoys with members of the Rotract Club of DAV College on the eve of Children’s Day in Chandigarh
A physically challenged inmate of Mother Teresa's Home in Sector 23 (Missionaries of Charity) enjoys with members of the Rotract Club of DAV College on the eve of Children’s Day in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PU library to go hi-tech
Chandigarh, November 13
Very soon, the AC Joshi library at the Panjab University is going to be in the league of India’s top libraries. The library will remain open not only for the students round-the-clock but will also go “hi-tech”. An auto issue system, which will enable students to return the books anytime in an automatic machine, is in the pipeline.

Varsity to have medical research institute
Patil to lay foundation stone
Chandigarh, November 13
Panjab University is all set to welcome union minister of home affairs, Shivraj V Patil, for laying the foundation stone of a 100-bedded hospital, “PU Medical Research Institute and Hospital” on Saturday, at its south campus.

Children’s Day celebrated
Chandigarh, November 13
Tiny tots from Small Wonders School, Mohali, paid a special visit to Sector-34 gurdwara on the eve of Guruparb. Aimed at sensitising the little ones to the relevance of Sikhism, this special homage tour was planned to promote the co-curricular events of the school.


Stress on participation in lok adalat
Bassi Pathana, November 13
District legal services authority organised a legal literacy camp here yesterday to create awareness among people to participate in the Mega Lok Adalat Samadhan-2008 to be held at Fatehgarh Sahib and Amloh on November 20th and 21st to settle the cases of litigants amicably.

Pbi Varsity Youth Fest
Faridkot college first in debate
Patiala, November 13
Teams from Patiala and Sangrur shared the honours on the second day of the Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival, being held on the university campus, here today.

International conference on sustainable development
Patiala, November 13
The centre for South-West Asia Study (CSWAS), Punjabi University, Patiala, in collaboration with Asia Scholars Association, is organising a three-day international conference on “Sustainable Development: Challenges Before Asian Societies” from November 14 to 16 in the university senate hall.

GSMCH starts family health card scheme
Patiala, November 13
The Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital has launched the ‘Gian Sagar Parivar Sehat Yojna’ for the people residing in the periphery of the medical college. Launching the scheme at the rural health centre of the hospital at village Gajjukhera, near here today.

MLA condemns remarks against Ambika Soni
Ropar, November 13
MLA Rana K.P. Singh has demanded action against Congress leader Bir Devinder Singh for giving statements against senior Congress leader and union minister Ambika Soni, while making claims for Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.

Quota for Shivalik girls in polytechnic college
Kalka, November 13
The Haryana Government has reserved 50 per cent of seats in various diploma courses for the students of Shivalik Vikas Board and 12 seats for the villagers of Morni, in the Government Polytechnic for Women, Morni.

Ornaments, Rs 25,000 stolen
Kalka, November 13
In yet another theft incident, which occurred in the broad daylight, thieves decamped with gold ornaments and cash. Tripta Devi wife of Yashpal Sharma a retired railway driver, resident of Tagra kali Ram, has lodged a complaint in the Kalka Police station.


Ex-serviceman held for duping youths
Chandigarh, November 13
The police booked an ex-serviceman on the charges of duping several youths to the tune of several lakh of rupees by promising them jobs in the Army. According to sources in the economic offences wing (EOW) of the city police, Vinod Singh Cauhan of Uttrakashi lodged a complaint against Rajinder Singh Thakur of Hamirpur alleging that Thakur had duped him of Rs 70,000.

Two arrested for filling less fuel
Chandigarh, November 13
The police today arrested two employees of a Sector 52 petrol station for allegedly filling less fuel than the amount charged. The station house officer of the Sector 36 police station here said Sunil Doda, an advocate, had lodged a complaint, alleging that Sonu, an employee, and Raj Kumar, manager, at the HP petrol station in Sector 52 had cheated him by filling less fuel for the money charged.

Cases registered against dowry
Chandigarh, November 13
The local police registered a case on the complaint filed by Priya Suri, a resident of Manimajra, alleging that her husband Anil Suri and in-laws, all resident of Jagraon, harassed and maltreated her to bring more dowry. A case has been registered under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC at the Manimajra police station.

Employers allege embezzlement, thrash youth
Panchkula, November 13
A Sector 15 resident has lodged a complaint that his son has lost his mental balance when his employers tortured him alleging that he has embezzled the money. While the victim has been admitted in the local General Hospital since November 9, police said they were waiting for a medical report before taking any action in the matter.

3 booked for running illegal course
Mohali, November 13
The local police today registered a case of forgery and Copy Right Act against Arvinder Kumar, a resident of 3-B2, Munish Oberoi, a resident of Phase 11 and Chetan Saini on the complaint of Sanjeev Bhatti and Anil Desh, both employees of EIPR India Limited, Mumbai.

Theft on gurdwara premises
Chandigarh, November 13
Unscrupulous elements broke the windowpane of a car and took away a purse containing Rs 25000 cash, ATM cards and other valuable documents. Navneet, owner of the car, in her complaint, told the police that the car was parked on the premises of Sector 44 gurdwara.


Golf Championship
Rashid maintains lead on windy day
Chandigarh, November 13
Rashid Khan, the teenaged caddie from Delhi, struggled as a steady breeze wafted across the Chandigarh Golf Club greens, but managed to finish the day with a two-stroke lead on the penultimate day of the LG Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championship here today.

Rashid Khan drives on the 14th hole on the penultimate day of the LG Samarvir Sahi Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Rashid Khan drives on the 14th hole on the penultimate day of the LG Samarvir Sahi Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club

Cricket Tourney
Victory for SGGS, DAV-10
Chandigarh, November 13
Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, trounced Panjab University by 117 runs today in the 3rd Inter-College Cricket Tournament for Administrator’s Cup being organised by the Chandigarh sports department at the St John’s School ground ian Sector 26.

Vivekanand Academy win by 4 wickets
Chandigarh, November 13
St Vivekanand Cricket Academy of Zirakpur registered a four-wicket victory over The Banyan Tree School Academy in the BTS Triangular Cricket Series being played at The Banyan Tree School ground in Sector 48 here today.

Gurusar Sadhar college claim win in hockey
Chandigarh, November 13
GGDSD College, Hariana (Hoshiarpur), was no match for Mata Gurdev Kaur Memorial Shahi Sports College of Physical Education, Jharkroudi (Samrala), in the final match as they were easily trounced by the latter by 3-0 to claim the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball B-Division (Men) Championship for the session 2008-09 at PU grounds here today.
Players vie to snatch the ball during a hockey match between GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, and Government College, Ludhiana, at PU grounds
Players vie to snatch the ball during a hockey match between GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, and Government College, Ludhiana, at PU grounds on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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