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Three students wounded in stabbing 
incident outside college
Dera Bassi, December 11
Three students of the local Government Degree College, including a president of a students, organisation, sustained severe stab injuries in a clash that broke out between two groups outside the college campus this morning.

Fortis Heart Institute in the dock
Relatives allege death due to negligence
SAS Nagar, December 11
Relatives of a 65-year-old heart patient, who died at the Fortis Heart Institute here today, have alleged that their patient died due to the negligence of the doctors operating on him. The doctors, on the other hand, have said the patient was a high-risk case and the possibility of post-operative death in such cases was common.
Relatives of Chajju Ram, a 65-year-old heart patient who died at the Fortis Heart Institute Relatives of Chajju Ram, a 65-year-old heart patient who died at the Fortis Heart Institute in SAS Nagar on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Sonia relishes ‘makki di roti’ at airport
Chandigarh, December 11
Sonia Gandhi here today relished “makki di roti” and “sarson da saag” brought by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh from his home and “kalami kabab”, “daal makhani” and “chapatis” taken to the airport by Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) president B.B. from his hotel.

Lack of security at water works surprises Jacob
Chandigarh, December 11
Shocked at the lack of security at the water works in Sector 39, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today asked the Chandigarh Police to provide security at the site.

The UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), during a surprise visit to the Sector 39 water works in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
The UT Administrator, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob , during a surprise visit to the Sector 39 water works

United in death
Victims’ bodies fished out
Chandigarh, December 11
It is finally clear. Sanjay and Puspha had entered in a suicide pact and actually “tied the knot of love” before jumping off a pedal boat in Sukhana Lake, three days back. The fact became apparent after the bodies, with hands tied together with a dupatta, were fished out today.

The bodies of the couple which had gone missing were fished out of the Sukhna Lake with their hands tied together on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
The bodies of the couple which had gone missing were fished out of the Sukhna Lake with their hands tied together

Beopar mandal’s bandh call
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal today gave a call for a bandh in the city on December 19 in protest against the amendment to the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949.


Electorate seek better policing, lighting
Panchkula, December 11
The residents of ward No. 5 (Sector 8) and ward No. 6 (Sectors 17 and 18) look for a representative who can help provide better civic amenities, once elected as councillor during the forthcoming MC elections.

Delimitation of wards not fair, residents
Dera Bassi, December 11
Aspirants for the post of Municipal Councillor and residents have alleged that the delimitation of wards has been carried out in a biased and unfair manner. They allege that as a result of this some MC wards will be represented by certain city councillors again.

Panel to bring out report
Zirakpur, December 11
After hearing public grievances regarding construction within 900 metres from defence installations, Mr R.R. Bhardwaj, Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board and head of a six-member committee, today decided that a report would be prepared and handed over to the Punjab Chief Minister.

Moti Mahal makes Mughlai meaty meals
Chandigarh, December 11
Maulana Azad is reported to have told the Shah of Iran that when in India, make two visits - one to the Taj Mahal and another to Moti Mahal. Moti Mahal Delux is a chain of restaurants, with six branches in Delhi and one in Mussourie. 

Ladies enjoy a gourmet meal at Moti Mehal, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Ladies enjoy a gourmet meal at Moti Mehal, Sector 17

Use of Hindi in official correspondence stressed
Chandigarh, December 11
The six-monthly meeting of the Town Official Language Implementation Committee (Officers) Chandigarh was held here yesterday under the chairmanship of Mr Vijay Khanna, Chief Commissioner (Income Tax) (North East Region), to review the progress with regard to the use of the national language in official correspondence.

Camp for rural women
Chandigarh, December 11
The Indian Council of Social Welfare (ICSW) , Chandigarh Chapter, has organised an eight-day awareness camp under the Awareness Generation Project (AGP) funded by the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, Chandigarh, which would continue till December 12 at Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara Milk Colony, near Dhanas village. About 30 women beneficiaries from Milk Colony participated in the camp, yesterday.

Fire in industrial waste causes panic
SAS Nagar, December 11
A fire that was ignited to destroy industrial waste lying in an empty shed in Industrial Area here went out of control today afternoon. The raging flames caused smoke to rise across the Industrial Area causing panic among residents nearby.

BJYM to honour kin of Kargil martyrs
Chandigarh, December 11
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) will honour the families of Kargil martyrs on December 13, which the BJP’s youth wing has decided to celebrate as “Anti-Terrorism Day.”


1.75 lakh snatched from woman
Panchkula, December 11
Two scooterists allegedly snatched a poly bag containing Rs 1.75 lakh from a woman near Sector 5 petrol pump in broad day light today. According to the police, the scooterists were wearing helmets to hide their identity and were driving parallel to Ms Sonia Khurana of Sector 9 who was going home after withdrawing the money from Corporation Bank. 

Two killed in road accident
Lalru, December 11
Subhash Chand (33) a resident of Sundernagar in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, was killed and his companion Vicky (13) sustained injuries when an oil tanker collided headon with a motor cycle they were riding on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Sarseeni village near here late last night.

Man dies of burn injuries
Chandigarh, December 11
Deepak Tandon (35), who had set himself ablaze at Mani Majra yesterday succumbed to his injuries in the PGI today. He was admitted to the institute with 80 per cent burn injuries.


Market sees downhill courtesy rent act notification
Tribune News Service
The withdrawal of the East Punjab Rent Control Act is staring this market in the face with the fear of eviction looming large on most of shopkeepers who just started enjoying the prime position of the market around early 1990s.

Animation software launched
Chandigarh, December 11
Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc today launched the 3D max 5 — a professional 3D animation and modelling software used by the animators worldwide. Mr M.M. Jinnoy, technical expert from Discreet, demonstrated the capabilities of the software with samples of animation projects in film, TV, and computer games at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

Women’s power drive rally
Chandigarh, December 11
Maruti Udyog Limited will for the third time organise the Women Power Drive in association with the Bank of Punjab on December 15 at the Lake Club Chandigarh. Coca Cola, JK Tyres and Nippon Audiotronix are the other co-sponsors. The events were also organised in 1999 and 2000, and had attracted 102 and 151 participants, respectively.

Beauty products launched
Chandigarh, December 11
Launching new international line of skin treatment in the city, Vandana Luthra, the spirit behind the chain of health and fitness centres, has much more in store for the health and fitness freaks with VLCC resource, health kitchens and hair studio as her future ventures.


No end to lectures’ row
Chandigarh, December 11
The ongoing uncertainty over routine activities including ‘special classes’ or examination at the Laws department of Panjab University hangs balance as no decision cold be arrived at on the third consecutive day here today.

Prof Shan to attend conference in Bangladesh
Chandigarh, December 11
Prof Harnam Singh Shan, former Chairman of Guru Nanak Chair and Punjabi and Sikh Studies at Panjab University, has been invited to the 17th International Conference of the Association of Historians of Asia at Dakha University from December 18 to 22, a Press release said here today.

Hans Raj wins quiz round
Chandigarh, December 11
Hans Raj Public School won the eighth preliminary round of a quiz organised by the Limca Book of Records at St Stephens School, here today. A Government Model Senior Secondary School was second while the third prize was won by DAV College.

Students at a quiz organised by the Limca Book of Records, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Students at a quiz organised by the Limca Book of Records

Vaastu workshop today
Chandigarh, December 11
Mr Naresh Singal, a Delhi-based Vaastu consultant who is an interior designer by profession, will hold a three-day Vaastu awareness workshop in local schools and other institutions beginning tomorrow.

PEC students spread AIDS awareness
Chandigarh, December 11
At least 400 students of Punjab Engineering College today formed a human chain to spread awareness about AIDS. The students who formed the human chain along the dividing road in front of Government College for Girls, were joined by the Advisor to the Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, who was the chief guest.

Prof’s plea dismissed by CAT
Chandigarh, December 11
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has dismissed a petition filed by Dr R.M. Joshi, Professor of the Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Sector-32, against the UT Administration and others.


N.K. Jain denied anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, December 11
An anticipatory bail plea moved by former UT Home Secretary and senior Haryana bureaucrat, N.K Jain was today dismissed by a local court in the Shimla girl rape case. The arguments on the bail plea were heard in the court of UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ms Sneh Prashar, for more than hour.


An alien wedded to Indian culture
Chandigarh, December 11
Tradition is essentially a universal concept. And when one talks about the world appeal of Indian classical traditions, this principle gets confirmed beyond doubt. That is the reason behind many born of a foreign race waiting in line outside the houses of Indian gurus to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of various classical dances that still keep the Indian charm going at the world stage.

Patiala Gharana doyen from Afghanistan
Chandigarh, December 11
The end of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan has infused hope among artistes there and Ustad Eltaf Hussain Sar-a-Hang is one of them. He is a doyen of the Kabul branch of the Patiala Gharana and a court musician of erstwhile King Zahir Shah, who looks forward to revive the glory of the Patiala Gharana of the Hindustani classical music once again in Afghanistan. He has been waiting to do so for the past 15 years.

Musical vibes from the UK
Chandigarh, December 11
Like many singers who have made it big on the Indian soil, it is now the turn of Kebi Dhindsa to try his luck with Indian listeners. Where traditionally the UK has given many hit Punjabi singers like Sahotas, Stereo Nation and Alaap, it is now offering another talent in the form of Kebi, who swears by music all the time. Times music is shortly releasing his album titled ‘Chak deyan ge’.

‘Face of the Year’ contest begins
Chandigarh, December 11
The first three rounds of sub titles under the Nomarks Face of the Year award were held today. The stage for the contest, the final round of which will be held on Saturday, was set this morning with about 15 girls participating in the Ms Body Beautiful contest, first sub title under the award.
Contestants for Nomarks Face of the Year award strike a pose as part of the competition for Ms Body Beautiful at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Contestants for Nomarks Face of the Year award strike a pose as part of the competition for Ms Body Beautiful

A dream come true for Atul
tul Shrivastav, the new voice on the block, is out to cut his debut album ‘Swapna Chalta Raha’. The album is scheduled for release soon. Although the market for private albums is not so impressive right now, Atul is confident of his success. “To be frank I am not unsure. 


Free medical facility for ex-servicemen at GMCH
Chandigarh, December 11
With the UT Administration’s latest order, ex-servicemen pensioners and their dependents would now be entitled to free medical treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital.

Defence veterans’ polyclinic inaugurated
SAS Nagar, December 11
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, LT. Gen J.F.R. Jacob inaugurated the first of its kind defence veterans polyclinic at the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Phase VI here today.


Roller skating team announced
Chandigarh, December 11
The Haryana Roller Skating Association has announced its contingent of 27 roller skaters with seven in speed section and 20 in roller hockey for the 32nd National Games to be held at Vishakhapatnam (skating events) from December 15. The team was announced in Panchkula by Mr T.C. Gupta, president of the association.
  • 10-wkt win for DAV school
  • Selection trials
  • Gymnasts selected
  • Women cricket team


ADC orders removal of encroachments
Chandigarh, December 11
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Inderjeet Singh Sandhu, today directed the Block Development Officer to immediately clear the proposal of cleaning Hallomajra and Kajheri areas on private contract basis.

Additional Deputy Commissioner UT Inderjit Singh Sandhu (right) listens to the grievances of villagers at Kajheri village, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Additional Deputy Commissioner UT Inderjit Singh Sandhu listens to the grievances of villagers at Kajheri village


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