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2 youths stuck at Malasia airport
Duped by travel agent
Panchkula, November 5
The craze for greener pastures has landed two youths from poor families of Punjab in trouble. Duped by a travel agent of Faridkot, the victims, identified as Lakhvir Singh (27) and Raju Singh (22) belonging to Vidrokey village of Moga and Burj Hari Singh village of Ludhiana, respectively, are stranded at the Kuala Lumpur airport for the last fortnight.

Lakhvir Singh                            Raju Singh

Samwarthak stays, but not as DPI
Chandigarh, November 5
Adopting a middle path on DPI (Schools) Samwarthak Singh, who embarrassed the UT administration by being in touch with one of the prime accused in the cash-for-job scam in the education department, the administration has decided to retain the HCS officer in the city.

Porn Row: St John’s gets notice
Chandigarh, November 5
With an art teacher of St John’s School being accused of instigating students to view and join “adult” sites, the UT administration has served a show-cause notice on the school authorities, who in turn have initiated an inquiry into the matter.

Flats, booths for ’84 riot victims
Mohali, November 5
A ray of hope has emerged for hundreds of Mohali-based ’84 riot victims who have been awaiting the allotment of residential and commercial sites here. The Punjab government has sanctioned around Rs 14 crore for the construction of 200 booths and 87 dwelling units here.


Dengue cases in city touch 18
Chandigarh, November 5
With three positive cases of dengue being reported in the past 72 hours at the GMCH, Sector 32, the total number of people infected with the disease in the city has gone up to 18.

2-day remand for Nari Niketan attendant
Chandigarh, November 5
Bajinder Singh, the attendant at Nari Niketan, who was arrested yesterday for his alleged involvement in the rape case at the centre, was sent to a two-day police remand by a local court here.

The accused in police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The accused in police custody in Chandigarh


Police fails to initiate action
Mohali, November 5
The police has failed to initiate any action in removing habitual encroachments from roadsides even when the Municipal Council had for the first time made a request in this regard nearly two months ago.

Smuggling Network
Cops go easy on arrest of liquor contractor
Panchkula, November 5
Even as Panchkula superintendent of police Amitabh Dhillon has denied of any pressure on the police for hushing up the case regarding alleged nexus among cops, bureaucrats and accused of duping banks, the sources told The Tribune that the police had already relaxed on the issue of arresting a liquor contractor of Ambala, who was instrumental in selling the vehicles of gang.

Beware criminals, PCR men on watch
Chandigarh, November 5
Expanding its horizon, the Police Control Room (PCR) wing of the Chandigarh Police has caught over 20 criminals, including snatchers and liquor smugglers, and has issued over 6,000 information slips of traffic rules violators in the last few months.
PCR men rush to attend an emergency call near the Sector 43 ISBT in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
PCR men rush to attend an emergency call near the Sector 43 ISBT in Chandigarh

UT to prepare list of heritage buildings
Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh administration has decided to formulate a list of heritage buildings in the city for their preservation and maintenance. A meeting in this regard was held today under the chairmanship of UT Finance-cum-Planning Secretary Sanjay Kumar.

Players in action during a match at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh
Players in action during a match at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Girls play kabaddi during the two-day Block Level Primary School Tournament at the Memorial Stadium, Ambala Cantt.
Girls play kabaddi during the two-day Block Level Primary School Tournament at the Memorial Stadium, Ambala Cantt. Tribune photo: Devdutt Sharma

2 more test positive for swine flu
Chandigarh, November 5
Two more persons, including a 49-year-old doctor from the surgery department of the GMSH-16, and a Class IX student of DAV, Sector 8, tested positive for swine flu today, taking the overall tally to 61.

Pensioners seek hike in medical allowance
Mohali, November 5
The Defence Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association has demanded additional quantum of pension for persons falling in the age group of 65 to 75 years, as their medical expenses increase with age.

Blankets distributed among ragpickers
Chandigarh, November 5
As part of the social security programmes, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator SF Rodrigues and his wife Jean Rodrigues visited ragpickers colony in Sector 56 here this evening and distributed blankets in each dwelling unit.

Traffic restrictions
Chandigarh, November 5
Once bitten twice shy. This adage holds good for the police. After the death of an ailing man at the PGI gate during the Prime Minister’s visit a couple of days back, the Chandigarh Traffic Police today issued a traffic restriction advisory for motorists in the wake of swearing-in ceremony of the Haryana ministers at the Haryana Raj Bhawan tomorrow.

Vigilance helpline
Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh administration has issued three separate phone numbers for promoting vigilance awareness in the city. Complaints can be directly reported to Home Secretary Ram Niwas at 0172-2743410, SP Vigilance Madhur Verma at 0172-2740735 or Officer on Special Duty, Vigilance, Pramod Kumar Vashisht at 0172-2740012.

Mohali doc for research meeting
Mohali, November 5
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, today announced that its senior consultant, endocrinology, Dr KP Singh, has been invited to address the annual meeting of RSSDI (Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India). Dr Singh will be talking on “Accord vs Advance”.


PEC Fest
Traffic violations mark road show

Chandigarh, November 5
Rampant traffic violations marked the road show ahead of PEC Fest, which is scheduled from tomorrow. The rally reportedly organised to display vigour, passion and enthusiasm of the students was actually a cavalcade where hundreds of students could easily be spotted driving without helmets and doing stunts on bikes, cars and jeeps.

PEC students violate traffic norms at a road show in Chandigarh
PEC students violate traffic norms at a road show in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Media Fest
Photo exhibition a crowd puller

Chandigarh, November 5
The Media Fest organised by the School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, started with a documentary competition, which had entries highlighting several issues like environmental pollution, slum life, special children, etc.
Students take part in a face painting competition at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Students take part in a face painting competition at Panjab University in Chandigarh

Dance by 500 kids enthralls audience
Chandigarh, November 5
The staging of the much-awaited students’ production, “Mohey Rang De”, marked the conclusion of the founders’ day celebrations at Vivek High School today. A dance extravaganza performed simultaneously on six stages by 500 students mesmerised one and all.

Govt school students visit St Kabir
Chandigarh, November 5
Students of Government High School, Mauli Jagran, visited St Kabir Public School today as part of the ongoing partnership initiative programme. As per the programme, the management committees of both schools have proposed to work together to share their best practices, infrastructure and facilities.


Punjab Bandh
PRTC loses Rs 15.27 lakh
Patiala, November 5
The bandh on November 3 cost the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation Rs 15.27 lakh. The bandh was called by the radical Sikh organisations to seek justice for kin of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Widening of Highway
Sales tax barrier adds to traffic woes
Zirakpur, November 5
The multi-crore project of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to widen the Ambala-Zirakpur national highway is of no help to motorists plying on the road, all thanks to the Punjab Sales Tax authorities.

Panchkula man robbed at knifepoint
Zirakpur/Mohali, November 5
Three persons robbed a Panchkula resident at knifepoint near Sunpark hotel on Zirakpur-Kalka highway yesterday. The miscreants took away cash, a laptop and luggage from the victim and manage to flee.

Chandigarh-Patiala road
Parked trucks block traffic
Banur, November 5
A large number of trucks parked adjoining the sales tax barrier at Banur today created chaos on Chandigarh-Patiala road. The truckers said they had been waiting for their turn at the sales tax counter since last morning.

Stress on role of adventure in personality growth
Bassi Pathana, November 5
A seminar-cum-workshop and exhibition was organised on the role of adventures in personality development by the National Adventure Foundation (HP) Chapter at Saffron City School, Kotla Bajwara. SSP Dr Kaushtabh Sharma was the chief guest, whereas Lt Gen GL Bakshi (retd), PVSM, presided over the function.

Placement drive tomorrow
Ropar, November 5
A campus placement drive would be held at IET Bhaddal campus on November 7. The college spokesperson said 550 students of final and pre-final year of engineering and management department would participate in the drive.

Man ends life
Zirakpur, November 5
A 43-year-old resident allegedly committed suicide at his residence yesterday. According to the police, Praveen Goyal, a resident of Royal Estate, Zirakpur, had allegedly consumed some poisonous substance.

Candle march by students
Patiala, November 5
Students of Punjabi University, Patiala, today took out a candle march on the university campus to protest the police inaction against accused of the 1984 riots. Nearly 70 students began their march from the main library to gurdwara located on the campus and prayed for those who were killed in the attacks.
Students take out a candle march in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Students take out a candle march in Patiala

Papers on economic issues
Patiala, November 5
Punjabi University, Patiala, is organising the annual conference of the Indian Political Economy Association (IPEA) on November 6 and 7. According to Dr Balwinder Singh Tiwana, local organising secretary of IPEA, about 50 papers relating to economic, political and social issues would be presented during the six technical sessions of the conference.

Cycling meet from Nov 9
Patiala, November 5
Punjabi University, Patiala, will organise the All-India Inter-University Cycling Championship (men and women) from November 9 to 13. Around 20 men and women teams have already sent their entries.


HC restores pension benefits to employees
Chandigarh, November 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that an employee moving out from one pensionable job in Punjab to another in Haryana would receive the benefits for his previous service.


Man robbed at knifepoint; one held
Chandigarh, November 5
The police has arrested a resident of Sector 38 West for allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint. Sikander of Sector 52 reported to the police alleging that Santosh of Sector 38 West had robbed him of Rs 140 at knifepoint near the jungle area in Sector 52 on November 3.

Road Rage
Man held for assaulting advocate
Chandigarh, November 5
The police has arrested a resident of Sector 19 on the charges of assaulting an advocate following a road accident near traffic lights point on the road diving Sectors 9 and 10 here this morning.

Army jawan ends life
Chandigarh, November 5
Kalimuthu, a jawan of the Army Supply Core, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in the notified military area here this morning. Though no suicide note was recovered from the spot, the police said he had committed suicide following an altercation with his wife.


St Xavier’s, Shishu Niketan School claim titles
Chandigarh, November 5
Hosts, St Xavier’s School and Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, won the U-15 and U-19 titles, respectively, in the Annual St Xavier’s Six-A-Side Football Championship being conducted under the aegis of the Chandigarh Football Association at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, here today.

A match in progress at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A match in progress at St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh

St Kabir to lock horns with NPS-18 in final
Panchkula, November 5
St Kabir School, Sector 26, will lock horns with New Public School, Sector 18, in girls final of the sixth Emily Gosain Memorial Under-17 Inter-School Basketball Tournament to be held at St Xavier's School here tomorrow.

Horse show from November 15
Chandigarh, November 5
In a bid to give impetus to equestrian sports in the northern region, the Western Command’s Shivalik Riding and Pony Club is conducting the Chandigarh Horse Show-2009 from November 15 to 17 in Chandigarh.


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