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Bid to rob poultry farm; 1 killed, 3 hurt
Chandigarh, November 13
A robber was killed and three others, including an accomplice of the robber, were injured in an exchange of fire between a gang of robbers and a poultry farm owner at Gazipur village along the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, 3 km from here, late last night.

Injured Prithi Pal Singh Randhawa shows bullet marks at his farmhouse in Gazipur village. Injured Prithi Pal Singh Randhawa shows bullet marks at his farmhouse in Gazipur village. He was attacked by robbers on Monday night; and (right) the robber’s body lies in the courtyard.
— A Tribune photograph

Objections discussed
Draft rules of Apartment Act
Chandigarh, November 13
The Property Consultants Association, the Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha and the Hotel Owners Association, Chandigarh, today held a meeting with the Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, to discuss their objections to the draft rules of the proposed Apartment Act to be formally notified as “Chandigarh Sub-Division of Buildings Rules 2001.”


Chandigarh Tribune wishes its readers a very Happy Divali.
Chandigarh Tribune wishes its readers a very Happy Divali.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Filing of papers for panchayat poll from November 23
Chandigarh, November 13
Filing of nominations for Panchayat Samiti poll will start on November 23 and counting of votes will be taken up along with that of the Municipal Corporation on December 11.

MC poll: transfers banned
Chandigarh, November 13
The Election Commission of UT, Delhi and Chandigarh, here today banned the transfers of officials till the election process for the Municipal Corporation and the Panchayat elections was over.

Model code comes into force
Chandigarh, November 13
The Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, has come under the purview of the model code of conduct and will have to follow what is applicable on central and state governments ministers.

Factionalism in SAD, showdown imminent
Chandigarh, November 13
The factional fight in the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) involving factions led by the local unit President, Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar, and the Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, seems to be heading for a showdown with Mr Riar and the party’s National Secretary General, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.


UNLIT FACES: Even on the eve of Divali there is hardly any rush of cracker buyers in Chandigarh.
UNLIT FACES: Even on the eve of Divali there is hardly any rush of cracker buyers in Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph

For this innocent kid, Children’s Day brings in no new hope.
For this innocent kid, Children’s Day brings in no new hope. He will still be earning his daily bread with the sweat of his bow. This photograph was taken by our photographer Pankaj Sharma at Sector 34 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Few sound bites for festival of lights
SAS Nagar, November 13
There has been a considerable decline in the number of stalls put up by those selling crackers and fireworks in the town this Divali. The decrease has been due to the restrictions imposed by the district administration on selling crackers in market areas.

Campaign against crackers
Chandigarh, November 13
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, participated in separate rallies to create awareness about the ill-effects of use of crackers, here today.

Governor’s Divali greetings
Chandigarh, November 13
The Punjab Governor, Lt. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob, PVSM (Retd.), today expressed hope that the sparkling lights of Divali would drive away the dark clouds of hatred and ill-will from society, while ushering in a new era of hope and aspiration, of peace and plenty and of love and brotherhood.

Jacob celebrates Divali with ‘special guests’
Chandigarh, November 13
About 40 orphans from Bal Niketan and 24 trainees of the Chandigarh Football Academy celebrated Divali at the Punjab Raj Bhavan today, on an invitation from the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (retd).

Fire dept guidelines on safe Divali
Chandigarh, November 13
Going by the maxim of prevention being better than cure, the local Fire Department has issued guidelines to residents to ensure safe Divali.

Date Sanjay Dutt this weekend
Chandigarh, November 13
After the drop-dead gorgeous Dimple Kapadia, it is now the turn of hunk Sanjay Dutt to visit the city beautiful on an invitation from People For Animals (PFA). The star, who has matured tremendously since his ‘Rocky’ days, will be in Chandigarh on November 17, and all for you to share a seat next to him!

Creche for wards of cops inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 13
A creche for wards of cops has been started by the Chandigarh Police in the Sector 46 Police Colony. The creche was inaugurated by the UT SSP, Mr Parag Jain today. A large number of police personnel, their family members and other guests were present on the occasion.


Two held under explosives Act
Chandigarh, November 13
The police has arrested two persons on charge of selling fire crackers without licence. The accused, Gagandeep Singh, a resident of Sector 47, and Ashok Kumar, a resident of Ram Darbar were apprehended from Sector 47. Two cases under various provisions of the Indian Explosives Act have been registered against them.

Girl crushed to death


Children’s Day celebrated with fervour 
Prize winners of the inter-college painting contest along with Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser, Administrator, at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, November 13
As part of Children’s Day celebrations, Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, in association with the Child and Women Development Corporation and Yuvsatta today organised an “inter-colony painting competition” for children of various slum settlements of Chandigarh.

Prize winners of the inter-college painting contest along with Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser, Administrator, at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —  A Tribune photograph

  • St Xavier’s

  • St Stephen’s School

  • Saint Soldier School

  • Asha Military School

  • Amrawati Public School

  • Manav Mangal High School

  • Golden Bell Public School

Students celebrate Divali
Chandigarh, November 13
Students of Shemrock group of schools, Mohali and Chandigarh, celebrated Divali with fervour here today.

No school holiday on Nov 15
Chandigarh, November 13
The Education Department of the Chandigarh Administration has cancelled forthcoming holiday of all government and recognised schools on account of Goverdhan Pooja and Vishkarma Day falling on November 15.

Aptech launches Calltech 
Chandigarh, November 13
Aptech today launched Calltech, an IT-enabled course for aspiring call centre professionals.

Carmel Convent closed
Chandigarh, November 13
The Sector 9 Carmel Convent School remained closed yesterday and today as a mark of respect to Sister Bede, AC, who died here on Sunday.


Order to recompute retiral benefits
Chandigarh, November 13
Allowing two writ petitions, Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Bhakra Beas Management Board, the state of Punjab and another respondent to recompute the retiral benefits due to former employees.

  • Writ plea dismissed

Suit dismissed
Chandigarh, November 13
A local court today dismissed a civil suit filed by a city resident against the resolution of the Municipal Corporation which restrain traders from putting up temporary stalls in the shopping complex in Sector 17 during Divali season.


‘Deewanapan’ ‘Abhay’, Tera Mera Saath Rahe’ and ‘Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar’ are the four Hindi films which will be released on November 15 and 16. With a bagful of hits to his credit India’s producer number one, Vaashu Bhagnani, is back with another entertaining love story ‘Deewanapan’ (Jagat, Chandigarh) after ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’.


CAME on acute cardiac disorders
Chandigarh, November 13
The Indian Medical Association, Rajpura, in association with the Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute, Chandigarh, organised a continuing medical education (CAME) at Rajpura today.


PU team emerge runners-up
Chandigarh, November 13
Basketball eves of Panjab University, Chandigarh, have emerged runners-up in the just concluded All-India Inter-Varsity Basketball Meet held at Kangra. The 12-member team returned last evening along with its coach, Mr M.M. Malhan of the Sports Authority of India.

  • Handball meet

  • Fencing meet

  • Cricket and TT trials

  • Hockey trials

New astroturf for hockey stadium
Chandigarh, November 13
The 12-year-old astroturf at the Hockey stadium, Sector-42, will be replaced by March next year at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore. The new astroturf will also meet the latest standards laid down by the International Federation of Hockey (IFH). Internationally, hockey is played on astroturf.


Officials directed to be present in offices
Panchkula, November 13
Officials of the Panchkula District Administration have been ordered to be present in their respective offices before afternoon to listen to complaints of the general public. The officials were also asked to immediately look into complaints of corruption received by them.

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