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PU refers students’ strike to
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Chandigarh, November 13
College students burn an effigy of the UT Administration in support of their demandPanjab University has attempted to wash its hands off the student agitation against fee hike going on in the local colleges. 

College students burn an effigy of the UT Administration in support of their demand for the withdrawal of fee hike on the PU campus in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
A Tribune photograph

Proposed CHB flats to cost less
Chandigarh, November 13
It is good news for people applying for the proposed scheme of 1700 flats spread across 40 acres in Sector 63 located between Phase IX, SAS Nagar, and Sector 50 in Chandigarh. The Chandigarh Administration has agreed to a proposal under which the cost of flats will be reduced considerably for the allottees.



Teenagers also prone to hypertension
Chandigarh, November 13
Forever chasing deadlines. It’s not just the doctors or journalists who are prone to stress. The latest to join the group, suffering from hypertension, is that of teenagers. With half the urban population in India estimated to be suffering from hypertension, there has been a two-fold increase in its incidence during the past decade.

Alcoholism a family disease: expert
Chandigarh, November 13
Elaine McDowell Dr Elaine McDowell has long been America’s answer to the menacing alcoholism and drug problem. Ever a trailblazer, this first woman and the first-ever African-American woman to chair the Alcoholics Anonymous worldwide, with over 28 years of experience in administering, treatment, research and prevention programmes in the alcohol, drug abuse and mental health fields, still views her achievements as meagre.

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Verma wants V-3 roads to be re-designed
Chandigarh, November 13
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today asked the Chief Engineer and Inspector-General of Police to collectively work out a design of every road which divides a sector (V-3 roads) in the city, keeping in view the specific traffic requirement on that road, possibility of widening and probability of laying down a special track for the slow moving traffic.

Horse show in city on Nov 15, 16
Chandigarh, November 13
Navjot Singh of Delhi Police clears a hurdle during the ongoing equestrian events Riders from the city will get an opportunity to take part in a national-level horse show to be held at Railway TA grounds, here on November 15 and 16. The Chandigarh Horse Riders Society, with the Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr Jai Singh Gill, as its president and Mr J.S. Toor as its general secretary, has provided young riders with 14 trained horses, besides other facilities.

Navjot Singh of Delhi Police clears a hurdle during the ongoing equestrian events being organised by the Shivalik Riding and Pony Club in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Sambhar crushed by speeding vehicle
Panchkula, November 13
A male sambhar, that had strayed from the Morni forest area to the Panchkula- Zirakpur highway, was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle late last night.



Visual tribute to armed forces
Chandigarh, November 13
Certain shows cannot be labelled as mere exhibitions because they are inspired, among other factors, by tremendous passion which also manage to breathe through the frames.

Book brings Banda Bahadur alive
SAS Nagar, November 13
In an age when teaching has become a vocation rather than a passion, it is difficult to find one completely dedicated to this profession. That Mr Harish Dhillon, Principal of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, is one such teacher will be vouched for by his students but there is much more to him than this.

Appeal to use  treated water for irrigating lawns
Chandigarh, November 13
All institutions in the city, including Central Government Undertakings, will be told to complete a network of additional water supply line within three months on their premises so that they can use treated water for watering lawns and for irrigation purposes.

Councillor seeks Chief Architect’s nod
Chandigarh, November 13
A councillor, Mr Pardeep Chhabra, in a representation to the Chief Architect has urged that government employees residing in Sector 22-A and D, consisting of type X, XI and XIII houses, be allowed to construct wall in the front and back of their dwelling units. This was required in view of security and to park their vehicles.

Land dispute:  ex-servicemen’s bodies back  ex-Colonel
SAS Nagar, November 13
The All-India Defence Brotherhood and the Rashtriya Raksha Dal today demanded the registration of an FIR in connection with a dispute over a piece of land near Zirakpur involving a retired Colonel and a former bureaucrat.

SAS Nagar Diary
Trade union opposes labour proposals

The Trade Union Council here has opposed the proposals of the Union Labour Minister, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, to exempt units in special economic zones from the payment of statutory dues like contribution to employees state provident fund and employees state insurance for five years, introduction of contract labour from January 2004 and amendment to the abolition of contract labour.

  • Vigilance awareness week

  • Dental camp

Draw for dairy sites on November 19
Chandigarh, November 13
A draw of lots to rehabilitate dairy owners will be held on November 19 at 11 am at the panchayat land of Maloya village, the Chandigarh Administration announced yesterday. A total of 353 applicants have been found eligible out of 525 applications filed by dairy owners who have sought sites up to the last date of receipt of applications on September 30.

Five lakh bonded labourers in Punjab
Chandigarh, November 13
There are around 5 lakh bonded labourers in Punjab. Of these around 3.50 lakh, including migrant labour, are engaged in the brick-kiln industry, said Mr Balwinder Singh, an advocate. He was speaking at the concluding function of a two-day workshop on “ Dalits Situation — Retrospect and Prospect” organised at Ambedkar Bhavan here today.

Eligibility list for plot allotment
Chandigarh, November 13
The Estate Office today declared the eligibility list of 1,587 residents of Janata and Kumhar Colony for the allotment of plots. Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation has constructed 602 plinths on these plots which are ready for allotment.

3 scooterists hurt in mishap



Owner of 150 acres arrested for stealing cars
Vehicle thieves Sitaram (left) and Sahab Singh in police custodyChandigarh, November 13
The Chandigarh Police today claimed to have busted a gang of car thieves with the arrest of two persons. One of the arrested persons owns 150 acres of land in Sunam, Pehowa and Kaithal.

Vehicle thieves Sitaram (left) and Sahab Singh in police custody in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Driver booked for damaging transformer
Panchkula, November 13
The local police has booked an unknown driver for rash and negligent driving and damaging a transformer near Suraj Theatre, leading to loss worth Rs 70,000. The case has been registered on a complaint of UHBVN officials in Sector 5 police station. 

  • Burglary


Lancer winner in dilemma
Mr Mandeep Bhatia, vice-president (Marketing), Airtel, gives Lancer car to Rakesh Kumar of Panchkula.Chandigarh, November 13
A Mitsubisihi Lancer car won by Rakesh Kumar, an 18-year-old kiryana merchant of Panchkula, has put him in a dilemma: retain the car he does not require or sell it and utilise the money.

Mr Mandeep Bhatia, vice-president (Marketing), Airtel, gives Lancer car to Rakesh Kumar of Panchkula.



MCM DAV College bags trophy at Utsav-2003
Chandigarh, November 13
Declamation contest, along with group song and folk dance competitions, were held at the youth festival, Utsav-2003, organised by the Tagore Niketan College for Girls, Sector 27-D, and Tagore Niketan College in NAC, Mani Majra. The programme was held at Lions Bhavan in Sector 18 here.

Girls take part in a painting competition Rallies, contests mark Children’s Day celebrations
Chandigarh, November 13
Essay-writing contests, on-the-spot painting competitions and rallies for creating awareness against social evils were today organised in connection with the Children’s Day celebrations.

Girls take part in a painting competition held at Punjab Red Cross Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

PU improves youth festival schedule
All set to capture beauty with cameras Panjab University this time will be able to field its best team in the youth festival for the national-level contest organised by the Association of Indian Universities each year.

All set to capture beauty with cameras at the serene settings of Panjab University. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

  • Honoured

  • Research project

  • Condemned


PGI Director’s plea goes to another Bench
Chandigarh, November 13
Director of the PGI, Prof S.K. Sharma’s, petition was today referred to another Bench by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The petition has been filed in less than two months after he proceeded on leave.

Man gets 1-yr RI for assault
Chandigarh, November 13
Kanhaiya, a resident of colony Number 4 here was today sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment (RI) for causing injuries to another resident of the colony. The accused was also fined Rs 500 by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal.

  • Murder case

  • Condemned

  • Shimla girl case

Dance girls case: warrants procured
Chandigarh, November 13
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police today procured non-bailable arrest warrants of Asha and Komal, wanted in connection with the trafficking of city girls to Chandigarh.



Plan ahead for the wedding bash
Lehngas are still inY
OU have slipped the charming ring of affection around her finger and are finalising the list of guests for the great wedding bash in January next. As for the venue, apparel, catering and other arrangements, you have enough time…. Right? No, you are absolutely divorced from reality if you think you can wait for a few days more before settling the affairs of matrimony. 

Lehngas are still in: Not only the brides, the guests too are buying lehngas for the big day. The one being tied by a city resident, invited for a reception party, costs Rs 40,000. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

Sandeep KaurIt’s my life Keep trying is my motto
HERE there is a will, there is a way. That is what I believe in my life. A man should never give up. He should try and try again till he reaches his goal.

Sandeep Kaur, Thunder Zone Amusement and Water Park, Landran

mar Upadhyaya and Reema Sen in “Jodi Kya Banai Wah Wah Ramji”A laugh riot based on love story
enus’s laugh-riot “Hungama” was a box-office winner. Now Concept Production Ltd and Arc Entertainment Pvt Ltd are coming this week with another laugh riot. “Jodi Kya Banai Wah Wah Ramji” which is slated for release today is a comedy with love story background. The comedy stars Amar Upadhyaya (Mihir of “Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”), Paresh Rawal and Reema Sen in lead roles.

Amar Upadhyaya and Reema Sen in “Jodi Kya Banai Wah Wah Ramji”


Overhaul of PGI body on cards
Chandigarh, November 13
With the tenure of the PGI’s apex body — the Institute Body — getting over next month, a major overhaul is on the anvil as new faces will be nominated to the governing body and five other committees.



St Xavier’s win basketball tie
Chandigarh, November 13
Cagers of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, who won the Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Meet Hosts St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, won their basketball (boys) tie in the Emily Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament which began here today. St Xavier’s-44 downed St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, by 36-20 with half-time score of 29-08. In the second match, St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, defeated St Anne’s School, Sector 32, by 39-24 with half-time score of 17-10.

Cagers of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, who won the Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Meet at New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

  • Children’s Day

  • Cricket tourney

  • Tennis meet

20 golfers for CGA national camp
Chandigarh, November 13
The Chandigarh Golf Association will hold the second National Coaching Camp at the CGA Golf Range from November 15 to 20. To be conducted by world renowned coach Dr Donato Di Ponziano, the camp will be attended by 20 professionals, amateurs, juniors and Teaching Professionals.

St Stephen’s win hockey tourney
Chandigarh, November 13
Jubilant hockey players of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, who won the ICSE Inter-School Hockey Meet St Stephen’s School ‘A’ team won the ICSE Inter-School Hockey Tournament by overpowering Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by 22 goals to one in the finals played here today. Dr Ajmer Singh, an Arjuna awardee, who was the chief guest, gave away the prizes.

Jubilant hockey players of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, who won the ICSE Inter-School Hockey Meet in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Shivalik school win basketball meet
Chandigarh, November 13
The cagers of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, humbled hosts New Public School, Sector 18 by 63-52 in a thrilling final match of the Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Meet here today.

PU boy wins gold in inter-varsity swimming
Chandigarh, November 13
Puneet Rana, a student of Punjab Engineering College and representing Panjab University, Chandigarh, won the gold medal in the 100-metre breast stroke event in men section on the opening day of the All-India Inter-varsity Swimming Tournament here today.

Haryana beat Himachal in cricket tie
Chandigarh, November 13
Hosts Haryana raced to a 80-run win over Himachal Pradesh in the North Zone Inter-State Cooch Behar Under-15 cricket match for Poly Umrigar trophy played at the J.R. Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala, near here, today.


CVC seeks record of land acquisition
Chandigarh, November 13
The Central Vigilance Commission has asked the Chandigarh Administration to submit the record of land acquisition in Chandigarh for the past 15 years. The CVC is conducting and inquiry into the role of officials in Chandigarh. The records will be submitted to the CVC within a week.

Traffic offender’s licence cancelled
Chandigarh, November 13
With the city roads turning killer, the Chandigarh Traffic Police has got the driving licence of a habitual offender cancelled from the licensing authority of Kalka. Amit Negi, whose licence has been cancelled, has a history of 21 challans against him between November 11, 1998 and November 21, 2002.

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