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‘Judge’s daughter’ breaks law, nearly kills 2
One of the injured PEC girls serious
Chandigarh, December 7
Two female students of Punjab Engineering College were injured, one of them seriously, when a Kinetic Honda scooter they were riding was hit from behind by a car near the traffic lights of Sectors 16 and 17. 

Shivani and (right) Preeti, students of Punjab Engineering College, in the PGI after being hit by a car near the traffic lights of Sectors 16 and 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— Tribune photos

‘4-day wonder’ gets a month-long break
Chandigarh, December 7
Proving to be a ‘four-day wonder’, the evening OPD facility at the PGI, which was started on December 2, has been temporarily withdrawn. Though the difficulty with which the PGI was able to meet the December 2 deadline is no secret, the decision to withdraw the facility, taken at the Staff Council meeting today, came as a surprise to all.



NK Jain accuses SSP in bail plea
Chandigarh, December 7
Mr N.K Jain, senior Haryana bureaucrat and a former UT Home Secretary, filed an anticipatory bail plea in a local court today, alleging that he had been falsely implicated in what had come to be known as the Shimla-girl rape case.

Corruption case: 3 cops transferred
Chandigarh, November 7
The controversy regarding the alleged involvement of officials of the Operation Cell of the Chandigarh Police in a case of corruption registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation today saw the Inspector-General of Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, order the transfer of three police inspectors, including the in charge of the Operation Cell, Mr Jagbir Singh, to the security branch of the Chandigarh Police.

PU postpones semester exams
Chandigarh, December 7
Panjab University has decided to organise special lectures for students who are falling short of classroom attendance to make them eligible for appearing in the semester examinations. Students from the departments of political science, sociology and law had been denied roll numbers.



‘Red alert’ for Mohali helmet-less women
SAS Nagar, December 7
Even as members of the SGPC based in this township claim that more than 30,000 Sikhs have, in a signature campaign, showed resentment against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court ‘forcing Sikh women to wear helmets’ the SAS Nagar police is all ready with its challan books to start implementing these orders from tomorrow morning.

‘Tuesday syndrome’ to affect New Year Eve revelry
Chandigarh, December 7
Invigorating golden elixir’s beads busting at the brim of sparkling cut-glasses will not raise the spirits of so many revellers, and the hoteliers, in the city on New Year Eve. The reason is not very hard to see.

Health hazards posed by incinerators
propos of the report ‘Incinerators in residential areas obsolete’ (Chandigarh Tribune, November 17), the disposal of biomedical waste is a major cause of concern in the world. Though the West has also made mistakes in this area, they have been quick to learn from their mistakes. They have not been averse to taking remedial steps.

Manch asks govt to set up sugar mill
Panchkula, December 7
The central working committee of the Shivalik Vikas Manch has asked the state government to set up a cooperative sugar mill between Naraingarh and Yamunanagar, so as to ensure a free market for sugarcane farmers in the region.

Ex-services League rally tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 7
The Indian Ex-services League has decided to hold a rally in New Delhi on December 9 to draw the government’s attention toward its demands. Brig Sant Singh (Retd), president of the League, said yesterday in a statement that the Central government had failed to concede the demands of ex-servicemen.

Property owners to hold press meet
Chandigarh, December 7
A meeting of the executive body of the Property Owners Welfare Association was held here last evening. It was decided to hold a seminar-cum-press-meet to clear the ill-founded apprehensions created by the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal among the general public regarding the outcome of the recent amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949.

BJP clears nominees’ list for MC poll
Panchkula, December 7
The BJP has reportedly cleared its candidates for the forthcoming elections to Municipal Council here. The list was prepared during a meeting of party leaders held under chairmanship of the state vice-president of party, Mr A.P. Manchanda.

Slogan contest
Chandigarh, December 7
To educate the masses about measures required to reduce road accidents, the Loss Prevention Association of India Limited is organising a slogan contest.



Two commit suicide
Chandigarh, December 7
In two separate incidents, a domestic help at the residence of an HCS officer and a sweeper at a mobile toilet reportedly committed suicide during the past 24 hours here. While one victim was found hanging from a ceiling fan, the other died of consuming Celphos tablets.

PU don’s house burgled
Chandigarh, December 7
Burglars broke into the Sector 40 residence of a Panjab University don Dr Akhtar Mahmood and took away jewellery and other goods worth Rs 1 lakh on Thursday evening. This is the second burglary in his house in less than one and a half year.

Woman arrested

The police has arrested a 40-year-old resident of Nahan, from near Billa village, on the charge of immoral trafficking. The accused was reportedly coming here every day for clandestine operations. 


Companies bank upon free insurance to boost car sales
Chandigarh, December 7
Car sales in city and surrounding towns are witnessing a slight increase this month, as compared to the same period last year. Car dealers are offering schemes of free insurance and other freebies. These schemes are being offered for a limited period on the purchase of cars to boost the sales.


Globalisation, ill-effects of privatisation discussed
Chandigarh, December 7
Issues related to globalisation and political economy of the religion were discussed in details during the two-day seminar on ‘Globalisation and political economy of north-west India’ which concluded at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26. The seminar was organised by Department of Political Science of the college in collaboration with ICSSR, Chandigarh.

Hike in PTA funds rolled back
Dera Bassi, December 7
Following reduction in the hike in the Parent Teacher Association funds, students of local Government Degree College today called off their strike after six days.

Kids to ‘take over’ AIR today
Chandigarh, December 7
300 children of various schools of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula would participate in different programmes of All India Radio, Chandigarh, tomorrow. This will be part of the AIR programming on the International Children’s Broadcasting Day.

PU prof nominated UGC member
Chandigarh, December 7
Dr Aruna Goel from Panjab University was today honoured at a special function for her nomination to the University Grants Commission recently, a press note said.

Students of St Joseph Senior Secondary School
Students of St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, perform at a winter carnival, in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— photo Parvesh Chauhan

Students of St Soldier International Convent School
Students of St Soldier International Convent School, Phase VII, SAS Nagar, take part in a face-painting competition at Fun Fest, 2002, on the school premises on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph

ALL SMILES: Students of CL Aggarwal DAV Public School await their turn on stage during their annual function on the school premises in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

School carnival attracts crowds 
Chandigarh, December 7
From mouth-watering eatables and fun games to foot-tapping music, the winter carnival organised by St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School was a memorable event for all. 

Budding artistes enthral
Chandigarh, December 7
The third-day cultural show organised by junior students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, was a perfect display of talent of the budding artistes, enthralling the audience with their excellence performance.

‘Fun Fest’ opened at St Soldiers 
SAS Nagar, December 7
The students of Lawrence Public School here won the maximum number of prizes during the day-long inter school competitions held as part of the two-day fete “Fun Fest”, inaugurated at St Soldiers Public School, Phase VII, here today.

Student poets honoured during symposium
Chandigarh, December 7
Poets from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh participated in an all-India poetic symposium organised in the auditorium of DAV College today by the Sri Ram Cultural Society and the Adbi Kala Kendra.

Learning is fun, kids teach adults 
Chandigarh, December 7                                    
“Learning is fun” — the message was clear through the fun- filled cultural function that marked the annual day of the kindergarten section of CL Aggarwal DAV Model School in Sector 7, here today.

Seminar on management
Chandigarh, December 7
A seminar on ‘Total quality management’ was organised by Guru Gobind Singh College for Women for its staff members on the college premises in Sector 26 here today. 

Inter-school shabad-gayan contest
Chandigarh, December 7
An inter-school ‘shabad-gayan’ competition was organised in the Sector 30 Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School here today. According to a press note issued here today by Ms Tripat D.P. Singh, Principal of the school, nine schools took part in the competition.


187 cases disposed of at Lok Adalat
Panchkula, December 7
As many as 187 cases were disposed of while a sum of Rs 40. 04 lakh was awarded as compensation to litigants in various cases during the 20th Lok Adalat organised at the District Courts' premises here today.



Old wine in a new bottle
RISHTEY (Nirman, Chandigarh and Suraj, Panchkula) might be lacking in class elements to make it a ‘presentation with any difference’, however, the progress of action is a decent one. Possession of a young child is the central theme where the child has given a commendable performance ably supported by the emotional bearings of his parents (Anil Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor).

Legendary Pyarelal gives away Rafi Awards
Winners of Rafi Awards-2002Chandigarh, December 7
It was an overwhelming occasion, not only for the legendary music maker Pyarelal, who was attending a function in the city for the first time, but also for every member of the gathering in Tagore Theatre, the venue for today’s Yaadgar-e-Rafi Award Nite 2002.

Winners of Rafi Awards-2002 with music director Pyarelal, in Chandigarh on Saturday. 
— A Tribune photograph


Delay comes under scan
Chandigarh, December 7
Notwithstanding the inordinate delay in installing a CT-scan machine in the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital here even after a decade of the hospital’s establishment, the institute is talking of seeking the ISO-9001 certification, even as patients, 10 per day on an average, continue to be referred to the PGI or sent to private centres for the scan.

Health officials raid sweetshops
SAS Nagar, December 7

More than 500 kg of sweets were thrown away as garbage by Punjab Health Department officials removed from various sweetshops in SAS Nagar and Sohana markets here today.



Ankit Soni makes it to snooker final
Chandigarh, December 7
Ankit Soni, 16-year-old, surprised everyone by making it to the final of the Junior Snooker section of the XVII Haryana state Senior, Junior Billiards and Snooker Championship being held here today at Swastik Vihar, Panchkula. 

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  • Shooting ball meet

  • Powerlifting championship

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