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Vehicle Thefts
Cops plan to seal sectors at night
Chandigarh, November 22
In an attempt to curb rising incidents of motor vehicle thefts, the Chandigarh police is contemplating to extend its sector sealing scheme during nights to the entire city. Even though till October 31 this year 955 vehicles were reported stolen in the city, the sealing of Sector 22 alone helped in reducing the thefts by three times during this period.

Pigeons enjoy a dip in Chandigarh on Saturday. Pigeons enjoy a dip in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Students forged identities to take part in youth fest
Chandigarh, November 22
In perhaps the first case of its kind in which students misrepresented their identities in order to participate in a prestigious youth festival, some members of the team who had performed and subsequently won at the recently held PTU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival were later found to have been students of another university.

SSA projects cry for attention
Chandigarh, November 22
Going by the track record of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA), nothing much has been done to benefit the 8,000 city children, who because of several reasons, are yet to be a part of the education system.

Tribune photo: Vinay Malik




Labourer run over by train
Chandigarh, November 22
Vigan Lal, a 28-year-old labourer, was killed when he was hit by a train on the elevated track near Ram Darbar here this afternoon.


Zeenat Aman with models at a fashion show in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne JO Dil Ko: Zeenat Aman with models at a fashion show in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Plastic cups back on campus with a vengeance
Chandigarh, November 22
As they say, old habits die hard. A case in point is the ban on plastic glasses and cups inside the lush green Panjab University campus. These glasses have gradually appeared again on shop counters at the Student Centre, the hub of activities on the campus, not only because students prefer them but also because the shopowners find them convenient.

Workshop marks World Diabetes Day
Mohali, November 22
“Blood pressure and cholesterol levels are more significant to control diabetes than just blood sugar control,” said Dr R Muralidharan, consultant- endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, while speaking at the workshop organised to observe the World Diabetes Day.

A child learns to ride a mobike on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh.
A RISKY AFFAIR: A child learns to ride a mobike on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik
Three riders on a scooter in violation of traffic rules in Mohali on Sunday.
Three riders on a scooter in violation of traffic rules in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

A tale of the ‘numberless’ bike
A few days back, I was sitting with certain students at a PU hostel, where I was told that two bikers, who have been snatching purses near the girls’ hostel, are the hottest topic of discussion among girls in the campus.

Expulsion stares Babla in the face
Rodrigues’ continuation gives sleepless nights to Cong
Chandigarh, November 22
Expulsion from the membership of the municipal corporation (MC) is staring Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla, on the run in connection with an illegal shed allotment case in the Sector 26 grain market, in the face. In fact, the failure of the UPA government to name the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator had given a fresh cause of worry for the Congress.

Janata Party demands chief commissioner for UT
Chandigarh, November 22
Ajay Jagga, president of the local unit of the Janata Party, today demanded the restoration of the post of chief commissioner for Chandigarh, citing legal problems with regard to the additional charge of UT Administrator to the Punjab Governor. The post of chief commissioner, to be held by a senior bureaucrat, should be revived as the UT Administrator or a non-bureaucrat should be appointed the administrator, designating him as the Lt-Governor, a representationn to the Union Home Minister said.

One of the participants during a dog show in Mohali on Sunday.
One of the participants during a dog show in Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A rickshaw overloaded with firewood in Sector 21, Chandigarh.
BONFIRE DAYS: A rickshaw overloaded with firewood in Sector 21, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Rehri markets sit on powder keg
Mohali, November 22
Rehri markets in the town are highly prone to fire even as the administration has failed to make these safe for shopkeepers, customers and those living in the neighbourhood.

CRPF to enrol ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, November 22
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will carry out a special recruitment drive to enrol ex-servicemen in its ranks. Junior commissioned officers can join the CRPF as sub-inspectors while other ranks can enrol as constables on contractual basis.

Meeting to discuss virus mutation
Chandigarh, November 22
With increasing number of countries, including some in Asia, reporting Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 virus, the UT health department discussed the development and situation arising out it at a meeting on swine flu preparations yesterday. No such case has so far been reported in India.

Environmentalist remembered
Chandigarh, November 22
Ecologists and environmentalists across the country are moaning the death of Swaroop Krishna Sharma, environmentalist and founder of the Environment Society of and India (ESI).

Workshop on export promotion
Mohali, November 22
The Mohali Industries Association in collaboration with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organised a workshop on “Export promotion and documentation” at the MIA Bhawan.

Book fair concludes
Chandigarh, November 22
A three-day book fair concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya, 3 BRD Air Force Station, Chandigarh, yesterday.

Nagar kirtan today
Chandigarh, November 22
Shahidi nagar kirtan on the eve of Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day would be organised by the Chandigarh Gurdwara Asthapan Committee, Sector 22, tomorrow. The nagar kirtan would start from the Gurdwara Sahib, Sector 22, at 11 am and after passing through Sectors 17, 8, 7, 27, 19, 20 and 35 would culminate at the Gurdwara Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur, Sector 34. — TNS


Open House!
Independence of private schools needs to be assessed
The ongoing controversy of a school teacher of St John’s suspended for promoting pornography has taken a different track - assessing the independence of private schools vis-a-vis the Chandigarh administration.

MBA students visit Lalru spinning mill
Mohali, November 22
MBA students of the SAS Institute of Information Technology and Research at Mohali visited the Nahar Spinning Mills Limited at Lalru.

Vocational contest
Chandigarh, November 22
The 18th state-level vocational engineering-based course competition was conducted by the UT education department at Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, this week.

Salford varsity admission
Chandigarh, November 22
University of Salford will reach out to aspirants of overseas education in the city on November 24 at the local office of a consultant company in Sector 9, a press release said here today.

Science exhibition
Panchkula, November 22
A science exhibition was organised at Government College, Sector 1, Panchkula, here recently.


Doctor, student deliver lectures at Perth conference
Patiala, November 22
Abhinav Gorea (15), a student of class IX at DAV Public School, became the youngest participant to deliver a lecture on “Holistic approach to prevent child neglect and corporal punishment in schools” at the recent “APCCAN 2009”, the 8th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect incorporating the 12th Australian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, at Perth, Australia.

Goalkeeper Baljit eyes comeback in global circuit
Dera Bassi, November 22
Ace hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh is eyeing a comeback in the international circuit with the Commonwealth Games next year. He had returned from the US after three surgeries in the right eye last month only. Now, his aim is to focus on the Commonwealth Games and for which he has already started light practice and fitness training.

24 students visit Houston Space Center
Patiala, November 22
In a unique venture, 24 students from Budda Dal Public School accompanied by two educators undertook an educational trip from October 24 to November 6 to the Space Center in Houston, US.

BA student succumbs to injuries
Dera Bassi, November 22
Sonam, a BA-III student of the local Government College, succumbed to her injuries, sustained in an accident on November 16, at the PGI, Chandigarh, here today. The body of the victim was later handed over to her family.

42 delegates attend rly meeting
Kalka, November 22
The first annual general conference meeting of the All-India Railway Protection Force (RPF) Association, Ambala, was organised today at Railway Community Hall, Kalka.

Police steps up search for retd judge’s son
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 22 The police has intensified search for the missing son of a Mohali-based retired judge. The car of Arshdeep Singh, son of retired Judge Jasbir Singh, was found abandoned near the Narwana branch of Bhakra canal near Adampur village here.

600 patients examined
Bassi Pathana, November 22
Smt Jawala Devi Memorial Trust, Sanghol, in association with Max India organised a two-day free medical check-up camp on Cordia College Campus, Sanghol.

Founder’s day
Patiala, November 22
New Delhi Public School (NDPS), Patiala, celebrated its founder’s day on the school premises.

Extension lecture on nanotechnology
Kalka, November 22
An extension lecture on “Nanotechnology” was organised at Government Postgraduate College yesterday by science faculty under the supervision of VP Singh, associate professor in physics. Prof SK Chakarvarti, department of physics, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, was the key speaker.

Kabbadi meet concludes
Dera Bassi, November 22
A PTU Inter-College Kabbadi Tournament concluded here today at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi. SUSCET, Tangori College, won the tournament while host team from Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and technology was runners up and team from Fatehgarh Sahib got third position, respectively.

Pillion rider killed in accident
Bassi Pathana, November 22
Lakhbir Singh (30), a resident of Sidhran village, was killed in a road accident here today.


Cases pending for want of presiding judge
Chandigarh, November 22
Justice delayed is justice denied. That’s what seems to have happened to the litigants whose cases are pending before the court of special judge, NCB and additional district and sessions judge, Gurmit Ram Baniyal, who was transferred on October 6. For even after more than 45 days, his replacement has not yet been given. Consequently, many important trials which were going on in this court are lingering on for over a month and a half now.


Gang of car thieves busted, 4 held
Mohali, November 22
The CIA wing of the Mohali police has arrested four members of an inter-state gang of car thieves involved in selling stolen cars using fake registration papers. To avoid detection, the stolen vehicles were financed from banks on the basis of fake documents.

Theft at 3 places
Chandigarh, November 22
Three incidents of thefts were reported from different parts of the city. Surjit Singh Chauhan, a resident of Sector 40-B, reported that someone had stolen three gas cylinders from his residence and three gas cylinders from another house in his vicinity yesterday.

2 ex-servicemen nabbed with opium
Chandigarh, November 22
The Chandigarh Police has nabbed two ex-servicemen while allegedly carrying two kg of opium. The police said the accused had been identified as Ashwani Kumar, a retired hawaldar of the Indian Air Force and a resident of Sector 2, and Balbir Singh, a retired warrant official of the Indian Air Force and a resident of Sector 47-C.

Three booked for attempted murder
Mohali, November 22
The police has booked three persons, Satnam Singh, Harmanjeet Singh and Sukhmanjeet Singh in case of attempt to murder. The case under Sections 307, 323 and 324 of the IPC has been registered against them on a complaint filed by Sukhdeep Singh.


Players in action during a match at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday.IOC thrash PSB
Chandigarh, November 22
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) thrashed Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) by 3-1 in the 46th Jindal Steel Nehru Hockey Tournament being organised at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today. PSB players started with an attacking game and scored the first goal in the 23rd minute through Daler Singh, who sounded the board through a field goal. At the half time, the bankers led by one goal.

Players in action during a match at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

GGDSD College register victory
Chandigarh, November 22
GGDSD College, Sector 32, won the Panjab University Inter-College Boxing (men) Championship. The second, third and fourth positions were secured by SGGS College, Sector 26, Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, and AS College, Khanna, respectively.
A match in progress during the Chandigarh State Junior Volleyball Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday.
A match in progress during the Chandigarh State Junior Volleyball Championship in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

MG Cup
Manil fashions Godrej & Boyce win
Panchkula, November 22
An excellent knock of 76 runs by Manil Manav helped Godrej & Boyce XI to defeat Indian Railways (DMW) in the final of the IVth MG Cup League Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Sector 3 here today.

9 players achieve black belt
Chandigarh, November 22
About nine players have been able to achieve the CKD black belt during a two-day national technical training seminar organised by Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International, India (CKD), which concluded here today.

DAV-8 to clash with HB-42
Chandigarh, November 22
Coaching Centre DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, to clash with HB Coaching Centre, Sector 42, in the final of the boys’ event 23rd Junior State Handball Championship to be held at DAV SS School on November 23.

Mandeep, Sarabjit shine in rowing
Chandigarh, November 22
Mandeep Singh, Mandeep Kaur and Sarabjit Kaur have won the single scull and double scull events in the recently concluded 30th Junior National Rowing Championship in Bangalore.


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