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City girl killed in freak road mishap
Chandigarh, November 14
A 23-year-old Panjab University student, whose marriage was to be fixed on Sunday, was killed when she fell down after one of two fighting bulls thrust its horn into the scooter-borne girl on the Sectors 23 and 24 junction.

Contests mark Children’s Day
Chandigarh, November 14
The grounds of Punjab Raj Bhavan resounded with the laughter of children who flocked the venue from various districts of Punjab to celebrate “Children’s Day’’, here today.
Attired in their best, children wave flags to celebrate Children’s Day at Evergreen Academy, Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.
Attired in their best, children wave flags to celebrate Children’s Day at Evergreen Academy, Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Principals visit protesting students
Chandigarh, November 14
Committing nothing on the rollback of fee hike in city colleges, the UT Administ-rator, Justice O.P Verma today said “Chandigarh need not follow Punjab in everything.” Minutes after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DLF builders, the Administrator was talking to reporters here this afternoon.

Ex-Air Force man held for cheating banks
Panchkula, November 14
The police has arrested a former Air Force personnel, Pawan Kumar, for cheating various banks of lakhs of rupees by taking loans on the basis of his Air Force identity card.


Uneventful day for juvenile home inmates
Chandigarh, November 14
It was just another day for 14 minors at the Observation-cum-Special Home for Juveniles in Sector 15. They woke up at 6.30 in the morning, had lunch at 1 pm and went to sleep at 8.30 pm. In other words, the Children’s Day had nothing special to offer to them as they remained in their rooms ignorant about the celebrations being held all over the city for children.

David RubinsteinFeminism dead, says British expert
Chandigarh, November 14
Feminism, a movement with its roots in Europe, is a dead issue for the Britishers today. With liberated independent women walking shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts, it has strengthened the base of the middle class in the UK, but its flip side has been the break-up of the family.

Lending helping hand to alcoholics
Chandigarh, November 14
The 32nd All-India Alcoholics Anonymous meet, which opened in the city today, threw up positive interventions attained by members of the worldwide fellowship across India.


Boy, girl on PU campus assaulted
Chandigarh, November 14
A boy sitting with a girl outside a girl’s hostel at Panjab University here was physical assaulted by certain unidentified youths today afternoon.

Man arrested, pistol seized
Chandigarh, November 14
An Indira Colony resident Ashok Kumar was today arrested for allegedly threatening a neighbouring woman, possessing an illegal weapon and trespassing into her house.


Indian diesel unfit for Mercs
Chandigarh, November 14
“One should import diesel from Europe if dreaming of driving a diesel version of luxury Mercedes Benz car in India as, according to the car maker Dailmer Chyrsler, the diesel available in India could cause trouble to its engine.


Five teachers awarded

Chandigarh, November 14
Five educationists of the city earlier named for the UT State Award on the Teacher’s Day were present awards at a function held at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here today. Two teachers received commendation certificates at the function.

UT awardee teachers at an award-giving function held at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

UT awardee teachers at an award-giving function held at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday.

900 children examined
Chandigarh, November 14
As many as 900 children from Anganwari centres and schools being run in the slum areas in the vicinity were examined by a team of doctors at a health check up camp for children, organised by the UT Red Cross Society at the Government Girls High School, Sector 25, here today.


Notice to police in dance girls’ case
Chandigarh, November 14
Acting on the bail application moved by one of the accused, K.M Murlidhar, in the trafficking of girls to Bangalore case, the court has issued a notice to the police to file reply in the case for November 18. Earlier the three accused, Rakesh Batalvi, Baljit and Kuldeep, had filed the bail application in the case, which was dismissed by the UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Sandeep K. Singla.

Ravi Sidhu’s plea dismissed
Chandigarh, November 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition filed by former Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu challenging the recording of an approver’s statement by a Magistrate in a case against him.



SUVs, MUVs hit with corporate sector
IFESTYLE in India is undergoing a change, slowly but surely. And nothing illustrates it better than the growing demand for lifestyle vehicles like SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles ) and MUVs (Multi-Utility Vehicles). SUVs are a rage in the developed, western countries where everybody seems to prefer a big vehicle which can operate not only in the city but also in the countryside where they like to go and spend the weekends.

Sunil Babbar An award-winning film
Chandigarh, November 14
City-based actor-director Sunil Babbar might be a contented man today. His exploration of human relationships, “Ants”, was there for all to see today. And what could be better than its national premiere being held at a local theatre.

Sunil Babbar in “Ants”

It’s my life
Juhi Kishore, student, NIFD I’ve got what I wanted
always wanted to be a dress designer. As a child, I used to design clothes for my doll. Now , I am learning to design clothes for adults. My father is in army. He wanted me to join some computer course. But I insisted on joining a course in fashion designing. I feel that there is a tremendous scope of growth in this sector.

Juhi Kishore, student, NIFD

Students enjoy at amusement park
SAS Nagar, November 14
Hundreds of schoolchildren from three institutions had a gala time as they were taken to an amusement park, near here, as part of the children festival which started today.

Sector 47 resident wins Maruti Esteem
Chandigarh, November 14
The Sector 22 Market Association today declared the results of the lucky draw scheme organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city. About 2.25 lakh customers from the city and surrounding towns participated in the festival sales organised to offer gifts.


Asha Parekh to give away Rafi Awards
Chandigarh, November 14
A popular actress of the 60s and former chairperson of the Indian Film Censor Board Asha Parekh will be the chief guest of Rafi Nite, to be organised by the Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society on November 29, at Tagore Theatre here.

Anuradha AroraAnuradha delineates Jaipur kathak
Chandigarh, November 14
Pracheen Kala Kendra, in collaboration with the Department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, UT Administration, today organised a kathak recital by Anuradha Arora at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh. Bright and sprightly, Anuradha has been devoted to the dance form for over a decade now.


Sporting community ecstatic over Commonwealth Games
Chandigarh, November 14
The sporting fraternity is ecstatic with the declaration that India is going to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games. It is only after the initial euphoria settles down that the organisers will get down to the business of preparing a blueprint of the actual plan.

Cross-country, cycle races mark Children’s Day

Chandigarh, November 14
As part of the Children’s Day celebrations, students of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, took part in an inter-house cycle race in junior as well as senior sections. More than 600 students showed great enthusiasm, zeal and discipline while taking part in the event.

Students of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, take part in a cycle race as part of Children’s Day at SAS Nagar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, take part in a cycle race as part of Children’s Day at SAS Nagar on Friday.

Puneet sets new meet record
Chandigarh, November 14
Puneet Rana of Chandigarh continued his winning spree on the second day of the All-India Inter-Varsity Swimming championship being held at the Panjab University swimming pool here today. Puneet won the gold medal in 200-metre breast stroke by clocking 2:35.34 seconds, which was a new meet record. Khan Juned of Pune was second while N.A. Krishan of VTU, Belgaum, was third.

Battlelines being drawn for Golf Club elections
Chandigarh, November 14
Battlelines are being drawn for the Chandigarh Golf Club elections to be held most likely on December 20 or 21. The final date will be decided by the General Council of the club tomorrow.

Olympian Balbir admitted to PGI
Chandigarh, November 14
Former hockey Olympian Balbir Singh has been admitted to the PGI after a severe asthmatic attack.


MC must generate resources, says Verma
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh Administration, it seems, would stick to its earlier stance of asking the Municipal Corporation to generate its own funds. The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), said today the MC would have to generate its own resources. He was replying to queries by mediapersons as to what would the Chandigarh Administration do with regard to a move of the MC to reject the imposition of property tax in the city.


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