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Admn hikes rates of conversion 
Use of upper floors for commercial purpose
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Administration today enforced a very steep hike in rates fixed for allowing use of upper floors in shopping areas for commercial use.

15-year-old house help kills self
SAS Nagar, November 6
A 15-year-old house help working in the residence of a horticulture scientist at Phase VII here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a hook on the ceiling today.

Board plans open school for Class XII
SAS Nagar, November 6
In a significant move, pending a nod from the Academic Council of the Punjab School Education Board here, the board will offer open schooling for Class XII candidates.

Police vigil for students comes a cropper
SAS Nagar, November 6
The announcement of the police to step up vigil outside schools and ensure the safe transportation of pupils here, following the kidnapping of an eight-year-old child in Sector 71 in August, seems to be mere hot air with little being done on the ground to implement it.

PU to monitor fee in private colleges
Chandigarh, November 6
Panjab University will monitor the fee structure in all its affiliated colleges for the forthcoming academic session. The move is specially aimed at the non-government aided colleges where the fee difference is said to be “astronomical”.


PU fee-checking branch staff stage dharna
Chandigarh, November 6
Employees of Panjab University working in the fee-checking branch took a mass casual leave today and staged a dharna in protest against the non-issuance of orders by the university to revoke the suspension of three employees of the non-teaching branch who had erred in the preparation of a result.

Patient in hospital with dengue symptoms
Panchkula, November 6
The district health authorities have swung into action after a dengue case has been reported here two days ago. They have, however, denied that a patient had died of dengue in Haripur village last evening.

Nagar kirtan marks Gurpurb celebrations 
Chandigarh, November 6
The sound of crackers mingled with the melodious notes of shabads as residents followed the ‘Panj Pyaras’ holding kirpans during a nagar kirtan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev which falls on Saturday. The nagar kirtan began at about 1 pm. As the band played religious notes, students, clad in the traditional white attire, marched, while ‘gatka’ players displayed their talent.
Panj Pyaras lead a procession before Gurpurab celebrations in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by  Pawan Sharma
Panj Pyaras lead a procession before Gurpurab celebrations

Mark TullyJournalist is not story: Mark Tully
Chandigarh, November 6
Christened the “Voice of India”, Mark Tully, the man who reached most Indian homes for almost 30 years as BBC India correspondent, is still very much the journalist India looks up to.

Politician-bureaucrat nexus cornering fruits of progress, says Mark Tully

Registration of wells, tubewells ordered
Chandigarh, November 6
The Union Government has directed the Deputy Commissioners of certain districts in Punjab and Haryana, besides other states, to start immediately the registration of tubewells, wells and other sources of water owing to a decline deterioration in the subsoil water table.


Chairman nominated to probe firemen recruitment scam
Chandigarh, November 6
In connection with the issue raised by the BJP councillors over the delay in completing the inquiry into the alleged bungling in the recruitment of 40-odd firemen, the Mayor, Mr Subhash Chawla, today nominated a councillor, Mrs Harpreet Kaur, as the Chairman of the committee constituted to probe into the scam.

Waste treatment plant to come up on 12 acres
Panchkula, November 6
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and the municipal council (MC) have decided to set up a solid waste management plant, opposite Sector 23. A 12-acre piece of land has been identified for the garbage dump and setting up a waste treatment plant in order to do away with the problem of garbage disposal.

Corridor mooted for commercial vehicles on city-Panchkula road
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Traffic Police has suggested to provide a separate corridor for slow-moving commercial vehicles on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road in the wake of a whopping rise of 25 per cent in fatal accidents in the city.

Cops in Bangalore to search for missing girl
Chandigarh, November 6
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police assisted by the Bangalore police today conducted raids at several places in Bangalore in search of a missing city girl dancer, Simran, on whose mother’s complaint a racket of trapping girls as floor dancers in pubs was claimed to have been busted.

Four agenda items passed
Chandigarh, November 6
Differences among the members of the Electricity Committee, including the Congress councillors, today resulted in deferment of agenda items on augmentation of services in the city.

Panchkula Diary
Women not exercising their rights, says DC
Panchkula, November 6
Though women have been given adequate representation at various levels by the government, they have failed to recognise and exercise their rights. It is still their menfolk who make all the decisions.

Goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh destroyed in fire
SAS Nagar, November 6
Two incidents of fire were reported from Phase V and Phase 3B1 here. While there was no damage to life, goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh were gutted in the fire. According to fire station officials, a resident of Phase V Mr Neerajpal lost household goods worth at least a lakh rupees when his computer caught fire.

Check misuse of loudspeaker by gurdwara
his letter is to bring to your notice the problem of noise pollution created by the gurdwara situated in Shahid Bhagat Singh Colony, Sector 49. Though we have requested the gurdwara authorities many times and even informed the police, no respite has been forthcoming.

Air Force station contractors go on strike
Chandigarh, November 6
The contractors of the 12 Wing Air Force station and 3 BRD today went on indefinite strike in protest against the alleged non-cooperative attitude of the authorities.

Eminent educationist dead
Chandigarh, November 6
Mrs Jaswant Kaur, an eminent educationist and wife of Mr Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, General Secretary of the Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI), died at Ludhiana this afternoon. She retired as a headmistress from Punjab Education Department. She was 86.

Unidentified man dies
Kharar, November 6
An unidentified man who was found unconscious near fields at Sawara village and who was later taken to the local Civil Hospital by the sarpanch of the village, died here today.

ITBP personnel create ruckus


Flesh trade racket busted
Five women in judicial custody
Chandigarh, November 6
Five women, who ran their commercial sex network for years, reportedly in the knowledge of their family members, last night landed in the police net. Feroza, Shashi, Sonu, Neelam and Krishna were arrested by a police team led by the DSP (South), Mr S.S. Randhawa, after the women struck a deal with a decoy customer near the petrol pump in Kajheri.

The women, who operated a commercial sex network, come out of the district courts complex in Chandigarh on Thursday.
The women, who operated a commercial sex network, come out of the district courts complex in Chandigarh on Thursday

Man killed in mishap
Kharar, November 6
One person was killed and another injured in an accident that took place near Sill village here last night. According to the police, Ajaib Singh and Swaran Singh were going on a scooter when a car (CH 01H 8354) hit them. They received serious injuries and were taken to the local Civil Hospital.

Milkman killed in mishap
SAS Nagar, November 6
A 37-year-old milkman from Raipur supplying milk to the town died in an accident early this morning. According to the information given by the police, the victim, Kushal Singh, was hit by a canter in Phase V this morning.


Milkfed to increase plant capacity
SAS Nagar, November 6
After handling the recent milk supply crisis in the city and surrounding towns, Milkfed has decided to expand the milk handling capacity of its Milk plant here from two lakh litres a day to three lakh litres a day soon. It plans to expand the capacity of the plant by raising a soft loan of Rs 12 crore from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to meet the increase in demand of the packaged liquid milk in the region.

Bangalore girl wins diamond pendant
Chandigarh, November 6
AirTel, India’s leading mobile service provider, today presented an exclusive diamond pendant to Ms Alpana Priyabhasini, the winner of its “In-Roamers Reward programme”.

Adventure park planned at Morni
Panchkula, November 6
The Haryana Tourism Department is setting up a state- of- the- art adventure theme park at Morni here. This park, which will put Haryana on the adventure tourism destination, will be opened by the beginning of next year.


Plays highlight of 2nd day at Youth Festival
Chandigarh, November 6
The second day of the PU Zone B Youth Festival elicited a better response from the students with the morning session dominated by literary activities at the National Institute of Nursing Education, Sector 12, here today.

Overloaded autorickshaw in front of a school in Phase II, SAS Nagar Students of St Anne’s School, Sector 69, participate in The Tribune-in-Education programme workshop in  SAS Nagar
Overloaded autorickshaw in front of a school in Phase II, SAS Nagar, on Thursday. Students of St Anne’s School, Sector 69, participate in The Tribune-in-Education programme workshop in  SAS Nagar on Thursday. — Tribune photographs

National Children’s Festival begins with nagar kirtan
SAS Nagar, November 6
The third National Children’s Festival began at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, here this morning with the hoisting of the national flag and the singing of the national anthem. More than 700 school students from 21 states in the country arrived here today to participate in the four-day festival.

Students play a fun game at the National Children’s Festival at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, SAS Nagar, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Students play a fun game at the National Children’s Festival at Shivalik Public School

1,600 take part in painting contest
Chandigarh, November 6
The North Zone Cultural Centre today celebrated its 18th Foundation Day by organising a painting competition for school students of Chandigarh, Mohali and Manimajra.


Order reserved in Tribune case
Chandigarh, November 6
A three-Judge Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved order in a contempt of court case against The Tribune and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Court had initially taken suo motu notice of a report published in the newspaper.

Forensic experts depose in Beant trial
Chandigarh, November 6
Statements of Mr T.R. Nehra, Principal Scientific Officer (documents), who is a handwriting expert, and Mr S.K. Chadha, Senior Scientific Officer, CFSL, New Delhi, were today recorded in the ongoing Beant Singh assassination trial at a special court room in Model Jail, Burail.

Lok Adalat on public utility services
Chandigarh, November 6
In order to commemorate “Legal Services Day”, the UT State Legal Service Authority (SLSA) will organise a permanent Lok Adalat for “public utility services” on November 9, informed the SLSA here today.

Bail plea rejected
Chandigarh, November 6
A local court today rejected the bail application moved by the one of the three directors of the Online, Jasdeep Singh Bains, who had been arrested by the UT Police for allegedly cheating a large number of investors.


An action-packed film
uring the month of Ramzan, no big banner film is released. But this week, a medium budget film will hit the screen. The film ‘Ansh’ produced under the banner of Rukmani Arts, has Abbas, Ashutosh Rana, Rajat Bedi, Sharbani Mukherjee, Shama Sikandar, Ashish Vidyarthi Sayaji Shinde, Ravi Kishan, Milind Gunaji, Alok Nath and Om Puri in the star cast.
Abbas and Sharbani Mukherjee in RukmaniArts “Ansh”.

Abbas and Sharbani Mukherjee


Online AIDS hotline draws huge response
Chandigarh, November 6
Being the only online AIDS helpline in the country, interactive voice response system services offered by the Servants of the People Society is drawing tremendous response as hundreds of queries are received regarding the disease, its symptoms and precautions everyday.

US nephrology society invites Dr Chugh
Chandigarh, November 6
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has invited nephrologist, Dr K.S. Chugh, to deliver a lecture on “Debates in Renal Failure” at the Clinical Nephrology Conference to be held at San Deigo, California on November 16.


Allahabad Bank storm into soccer final
Chandigarh, November 6
Allahabad Bank stormed into the finals of the football event of the Banks’ Olympiad sports meet being played here at the Football Stadium, Sector 17. In the first semi-finals, spirited soccer players of Allahabad Bank, mainly from Bengal, overpowered the Bank of India by three goals to one. They will now meet the State Bank of Travancore who beat the Reserve Bank of India by six goals to nil.

Ranjan Chaudhary of Allahabad Bank tackles a soccer player from Bank of India in the Banks’ Olympiad Football Meet at the Football Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Ranjan Chaudhary of Allahabad Bank tackles a soccer player from Bank of India in the Banks’ Olympiad Football Meet at the Football Ground, Sector 17

Coaching Centre-42 bag title

Chandigarh, November 6
Coaching Centre, Sector 42, in the girls section and ‘A’ team of the DAV School Club, Sector 8 in boys section won respective titles in the Chandigarh Junior State Handball Tournament concluded here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School Grounds, Sector 8.
Coaching Centre-42 and Coaching Centre-19 eves struggle for the title in the Chandigarh Senior State Handball Meet in DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Coaching Centre-42 and Coaching Centre-19 eves struggle for the title in the Chandigarh Senior State Handball Meet in DAV Senior Secondary School

Sports delegates leave for Jamaica
Chandigarh, November 6
A three-member team, led by Raja Randhir Singh, Secretary-General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Mr Aslam Sher Khan, Vice-President, IOA, and Raja K.S. Sidhu, Secretary of the Punjab Olympic Association, today left for Kingston, Jamaica, where the General Council Assembly meeting of the Commonwealth Games Federation will be held from November 11 to 14.


MC order on stray cattle draws flak
Chandigarh, November 6
The orders of the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation to begin the process of removing stray cattle from villages falling within MC limits by November 15 has attracted resentment from the elected councillors. They lament that the Commissioner has passed the orders without consulting the elected body.

Illegal shops removed


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