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Art students’ labour lost in rules
Chandigarh, November 25
Some rules are strange enough to be scrapped. Like this rule, which Panjab University has been following for years in case of examinations conducted at the Government College of Art (GCA), Sector 10. 
A file photo of some of the sculptures destroyed by the Government College of Art authorities. — Photo Gaurav Sood

Nursing institute recognised, sans mandatory NOC
SAS Nagar, November 25
Close on the heels of ‘irregularities’ in the general nursing and midwifery examination conducted by the Punjab Nursing Registration Council, an SAS Nagar-based nursing institute has reportedly been granted recognition by the Punjab Government without the No-Objection Certificate (NOC), which is mandatory under the provisions of the Indian Nursing Council.



No traffic diversions during Test match
SAS Nagar, November 25
Test match between England and India at the PCA stadium here will witness a heavy police bandobast. At least 450 policemen drawn from the Ludhiana Police range would be on duty during the match, beginning December 3.

MC poll: star campaigners put in their bit
Chandigarh, November 25
Star campaigners of the BJP, former MP Satyapal Jain, and the Congress MP Pawan Bansal, today launched election campaign for the December 8 Municipal Corporation election.

Panchkula may have solid waste treatment plant
Panchkula, November 25
The Panchkula Municipal Council proposes to set up a solid waste management treatment plant for garbage disposal. The authorities are presently on the look-out for 12 to 13 acres on the outskirts of the township for setting up this plant. Till date, there is no systematic disposal or treatment of solid waste in the township. This is simply dumped in vacant plots on the periphery or reportedly in the Singh Nullah, passing through various sectors in the township.

Tanja Becker

Talent complimented by good looks
Chandigarh, November 25
It was solely her love for acting and dedication to her profession that made Tanja (pronounced as Tania) Becker to leave behind the bright lights of New York and come own to City Beautiful to work for the remaining episodes of the Punjabi serial “Apni Mitti” already on air on Zee Alpha Punjabi.

Noisiest Divali since 1998
Chandigarh, November 25
This year's Divali celebrations have been found to be one of the clean celebrations in recent years. But as far as noise pollution goes, this Divali was the most noisy since 1998.

NCERT director defends changes in syllabus
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Chandigarh, November 25
While the storm over changes in curriculum by the NCERT continues unabated amongst historians and Parliamentarians alike, the Director, NCERT, Prof Jagmohan Singh Rajput, was at his defensive best at a seminar held to debate this matter, here today.


Bureaucracy should be people-friendly
Chandigarh, November 25
Ms Kamlesh represents ward number 18 of the Municipal Corporation House. She expresses confidence that her performance will stand her in good stead despite the ward being put under the general category, She had won the last election from a reserved ward for women.

Earth robbed around Makhan Majra
Chandigarh, November 25
Top soil in four UT villages is being removed allegedly by the owners of the four brickkilns situated in the area. Five to 10 feet deep pits have been dug by them over 80 kilas of land spread across Makhan Majra, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan and Mauli Jagran villages, say residents of the area.

Social concerns of 15 result in Aagaaz

Chandigarh, November 25
Fifteen local youngsters have joined hands to form Aagaaz, a social awareness and welfare association, to create greater awareness among city residents about their duties and responsibilities.

Girls perform at a programme organised by Aagaaz in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Girls perform at a programme organised by Aagaaz in Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Mirpur refugees seek better deal
Chandigarh, November 25
Members of the Mirpur (J and K) Welfare Association, paid homage to residents of Mirpur now in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), who laid down their lives on this day in 1947 when Pakistan attacked the city. The association is also demanding compensation for the Mirpur refugees on the pattern of one that was awarded to those uprooted from West Pakistan during the partition.

Hundreds take part in Rath yatra
Panchkula, November 25
The Jagannath Rath Yatra was organised in Panchkula here this evening, in which hundreds of devotees from all walks of life participated.

Residents’ bodies discuss hike in cable charges
SAS Nagar, November 25
A meeting of the resident welfare associations of Chandigarh and SAS Nagar, and Municipal Councillors of the local civic body was held to discuss the hike in subscription charges by the cable operators in Phase 7 here today. It was unanimously decided not to pay more than Rs 100 as the cable charges per month.


THE city still has a long way to go before it matures as an audience. Although theatre activity has started growing in Chandigarh, the viewers have not grown in consonance. In fact, many people who sit among the audiences of play presentations do not even deserve to be let inside the venue.
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Liquor seized, 1 held
Chandigarh, November 25
The police has arrested a resident of Kumhar Colony in Sector 25 from the Janata Colony in the same sector and recovered 12 bottles of country-made liquor from his possession. The accused, identified as Komal, has been booked under provision of the Excise Act.


Hoteliers’ body to set up office in city
Chandigarh, November 25
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) plans to set up its office in Chandigarh shortly. This was disclosed here today by Mr Deepak Sharma, secretary-general of the HRANI. Shimla and Jammu are among the other places where the offices would be opened.

‘Textile industry to be more competitive’
Chandigarh, November 25
The textile ministry is working towards simplifying the duty structure for textile industry and remove the anomalies to provide this industry with competitive advantage, said Mr Atul Chaturvedi, joint secretary, Ministry of Textiles, while presiding over the concluding session of the 57th All India Textile Conference at Panjab University here today.

Amendments to Companies Act discussed
Chandigarh, November 25
The Chandigarh-Panchkula chapter of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India today held a meeting of its members to discuss amendments to the Companies Act.

Bulk and weight win prizes
Chandigarh, November 25
Mr Gurdeep Singh, weighing 140.80 kg was adjudged as the heaviest man by VLCC at a function held to mark the Anti-Obesity Day which falls on November 26.

Smallest alarm system developed
SAS Nagar, November 25
A local industrial unit owner has developed what he claims to be the smallest alarm system in India. Mr Amarjit Singh of Me-Tech says the new system gets activated as soon as an attempt is made to open or break any door, window or window-pane connected to it. 


Girls outnumber boys on campus
Chandigarh, November 25
As a significant indicator of the changing times, the total number of girl students on the Panjab University campus has outdone the number of boys in majority of the departments in the current academic year.

Business School holds alumni reunion
Chandigarh, November 25
“Vision 2010—A Roadmap” was the theme of the papers presented at the Silver Jubilee Alumni Reunion of the Panjab University Business School here today. The UBS Department honoured 13 students of the 1976 batch and another four M.Com. students of the same batch.

Divya Public School celebrates annual day

Chandigarh, November 25
A cultural programme organised by Divya Public School, Sector 47, to mark their prize distribution and annual function at Lecma Theatre, Air Force Station, here came with a lesson that the richness of Indian culture has to be respected and preserved in every possible sense without being disrespectful to other cultures.

Students of Divya Public School, Sector 47, wait for their turn to perform at annual day function in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Students of Divya Public School, Sector 47, wait for their turn to perform at annual day function in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Annual function of school
Zirakpur, November 25
Technical and Vocational education should be introduced in schools to make the future generation self-employed.

Students of GS Memorial Public School, Zirakpur, with the Punjab Finance and Planning Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, at the annual prize distribution function of the school on Sunday.

Students of GS Memorial Public School, Zirakpur, with the Punjab Finance and Planning Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, at the annual prize distribution function of the school on Sunday.

St Kabir School wins quiz contest
Chandigarh, November 25
Children from various institutes participated in the third inter-school quiz competition organised by Portraits and Portfolios Art Gallery in Sector 17 here today.

NCC units celebrate anniversary

Chandigarh, November 25
The 54th anniversary celebrations were held by NCC units of Chandigarh with much fanfare here today, with several activities being organised to mark the occasion.

NCC naval wing cadets demonstrate ship models on the occasion of National NCC Day at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo Parvesh Chauhan

NCC naval wing cadets demonstrate ship models on the occasion of National NCC Day at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Workshop on CLIP held
Panchkula, November 25
A seminar-cum-workshop on a newly introduced system of school education was organised by Amravati Public School, Surajpur, at Himshikha near here today.

Sports meet at Bhawan Vidyalaya
Panchkula, November 25
The junior sports meet of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, was held here today. Students from nursery class to Class V participated in the sports meet and the cultural programme.


PUDA gets 93 lakh in recovery case
Chandigarh, November 25
A local court granted an amount of Rs 93 lakh to the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) in a civil suit filed by it against ABN Amro bank for the recovery of differential amount of interest amounting to Rs 65,58,981.


Nasha rocks city with Western beats
Chandigarh, November 25
If you thought Punjabi music ruled the roost in the city, it is time to change your mind. As you enter the world of deejay Nasha, the new revolutionary disc jockey, who was India’s entry into the World DJ mixing championship some time back, you realise what the Western beat is all about.


Disability detection camp organised

Chandigarh, November 25
About 84 persons were screened at a disability detection camp organised at Khuda Lahora village by the State Resource Centre for Disabilities to mark the beginning of World Disability Week here today.

Doctors screen patients for disabilities at a disability camp organised at Khuda Lahora village on Sunday.

Radiation oncologists focus on cancer
Chandigarh, November 25
Incidence and cure of various types of cancer among women were focussed upon during discussions on the concluding day of the 23rd National Conference of Association of Radiation Oncologists at the PGI here today.


School celebrates sports day
Chandigarh, November 25
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, celebrated its annual sports day here today at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, with chief guest Mr M. Ramsekhar, Deputy Commissioner, UT, giving away the prizes.

  • Ball badminton meet

  • Shivalik Trophy


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