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10 labourers injured as roof collapses
Chandigarh, November 15
Ten labourers working on the lintel of the under-construction auditorium at the Law Bhavan in Sector 37 here were injured, six of them seriously, when they came down crashing along with the roof which was being laid this evening. All labourers have been hospitalised.

Fire-brigade personnel and labourers look for injured persons buried under the debris of the roof at Law Bhavan Fire-brigade personnel and labourers look for injured persons buried under the debris of the roof at Law Bhavan (under construction) in Sector 37, which collapsed on Saturday evening.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Deadline for cattle removal extended
Admn, MC unfazed by menace
Chandigarh, November 15
Is the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation waiting for more deaths to occur on the roads due to stray cattle? Within 24 hours of a stray bull killing a 23-year-old city girl, the deadline to remove cattle from villages within the MC limits was extended by two weeks.

  Excise raids on furniture dealer’s premises
Chandigarh, November 15
The Excise and Taxation wing of the Chandigarh Administration today raided the premises of a leading furniture dealer of imported furniture in Industrial Area and found goods worth Rs 50 lakh which had not been accounted for.

Chefs cook a proposal
Chandigarh, November 15
Concerned about the promotion of culinary arts, chefs of the city today served up a proposal for a forum of cooks from Punjab, Haryana, J&K and Himachal Pradesh that would address issues pertaining to cookery.


Garbage dumping issue unresolved
SAS Nagar, November 15
Even as the three-day stand off between Sohana residents and the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority over the compensation amount was brought to a conditional end today, the issue of garbage dumping, however, remained unresolved.

PUDA to overhaul Mohali facilities
SAS Nagar, November 15
In a landmark decision which will go a long way in establishing Mohali as the future destination in India, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority here has decided to undertake a complete overhauling of infrastructural and civic facilities in the township.

Making even with life, despite alcohol
Kin of alcoholics trace routes to peace
Chandigarh, November 15
When was the last time we abstained from sitting in judgment against an alcoholic? And when was it that we cared to caress his baffled child, assuring him that we would take care of his burdens? 

MC harassing us, say Sector 37 shopkeepers
Chandigarh, November 15
After the controversy relating to forcible collection of lakhs of rupees from shopkeepers in the name of “Divali”, the shopkeepers of Sector 37 market have alleged that the enforcement staff of the municipal corporation was harassing them.

Devotees throng Lord Jagannath rath yatra
Chandigarh, November 15
Rhythmic chants of Hare Rama Hare Krishna filled the air as devotees from all over the country, even abroad, pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath through the city roads and streets during the 16th rath yatra taken out by the local chapter of International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

ALL IN THE NAME OF GOD: Devotees sing bhajan during a rath yatra taken out by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
All in the name of God

Rotary Governor reviews work
Panchkula, November 15
The District Governor, Rotary District 3080, today visited the Rotary Club, Panchkula, to review the various ongoing community projects initiated by the club. Accompanied by president Rajneesh Garg and senior vice-president Parveen Goel, she visited Government Middle School, Railley, where vocational classes were being organised by the club.


2 crushed to death near ITBP camp
Panchkula, November 15
Two persons were allegedly crushed to death by a speeding truck near the ITBP camp, Bhanu, this afternoon, while a pillion rider was seriously injured. Sushil Kumar and his one-year-old son, Vishu, were killed on the spot and the pillion rider, Narinder Singh, sustained serious injuries when a truck (HR-40-1205) ran over their motor cycle (DL-9 SA-1454).


DLF to spend 160 cr on space for IT companies
Chandigarh, November 15
Glass and steel facade buildings, which have become a trademark of DLF builders in Gurgaon, will be seen in Chandigarh also. The real estate developer will build 8 lakh square feet of space for IT companies in the upcoming Information Technology park.

Safed musli cultivation lucrative, claims firm
Chandigarh, November 15
Farmers in the region can earn up to Rs 2 lakh per acre by investing Rs 3 lakh for the cultivation of ‘safed musli’— desi viagra. Nandan Agro Ltd, a Hyderabad based company, which has tied up with local firms, is offering assured returns of up to Rs 2 lakh per acre.


School adopts critical thinking in teaching
Chandigarh, November 15
Experimenting with a new concept in education, Vivek High School, Sector 38, has adopted critical thinking in teaching to make students aware and inquisitive.

Dr Roland Case, Professor of Curriculum and Social Studies in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, conducts a workshop at Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday

Dr Roland Case conducts a workshop at Vivek High School

PU witnesses series of thefts
Chandigarh, November 15
Panjab University has witnessed a series of thefts on the campus, particularly during the past two weeks. The Pharmacy Department is the worst hit with more than six cases reported in the past week.

From the schools
Meritorious kids given prizes
Panchkula, November 15
The annual prize distribution function of Vijay Public School was held on the school premises this evening. Mr Inder Singh, SDM, Panchkula, was the chief guest and Mrs Seema Chaudhary, president of Municipal Council, the guest of honour.

10,000 school kids take part in carnival
Chandigarh, November 15
More than 10,000 students from 60 schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Kurali, Kharar, Kalka, Pinjore, Jagadhri, Kurukshetra, Pehowa, Ropar, Barwala, Naraingarh converged on the Funcity Amusement Park for a carnival that concluded today.

Students threaten to intensify stir
Chandigarh, November 15
Students of the local colleges have threatened to intensify their agitation against fee hike by the UT Administration and the vast disparity in the fee structure of the affiliated colleges from Monday. Meanwhile, the ongoing fast by the presidents of the students councils of certain colleges continued for the sixth day today.

Dev Samaj alumni launch ‘Virasat’
Chandigarh, November 15
It was a trip down memory lane for old students of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, who gathered at the college campus, here today, for their first alumni meet.


Expert’s evidence in Beant case completed
Chandigarh, November 15
The evidence of the fingerprint expert from CFSL, New Delhi, Mr S.K. Chadha, who had examined the fingerprints of the accused alleged to be involved in the Beant Singh assassination trial, was completed today.


Wedding bells for Santosh, the face of Amanat
TWO more days to go and small screen actress Pooja Madan will fall in the league of married people. Having done all that she ever desired to do — study well, put up solid academic scores, learn the nuances of bharatnatyam and act — Pooja is now getting ready for yet another role, perhaps the greatest and the most difficult of all. Flanked by all members of her family, who have descended on Bristol Resorts near Chandigarh to grace her wedding ceremony, Pooja talked of how well life had greeted her through the years.

Pooja Madan

Pooja Madan

City can be shopping hub for region’
Mr Darpan Kapoor of Kapson Stores was one of the brains behind introducing the shopping festival in Sector 17 under the banner of Business Promotion Council. It helped the trading community to do business worth crores, besides attracting thousands of customers from the neighbouring states.

It’s my life
Travelling has widened my horizon
TRAVELLING has widened my horizons in life and this was possible because my father served as a Colonel in the Army. After graduation, this experience made me easily decide between settling down in a married life or going after a full-fledged career. I chose the latter and did MBA from Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).

Sushma Sagar’s book released
Chandigarh, November 15
Sushma Sagar admits to her late blooming as a writer. Although she has long been scribbling her thoughts, it never really occurred to her that she could actually turn them into objects of everybody’s attention. It took her decades to decide that she wanted to publish some of her poems for larger consumption of people.


Sushma Sagar (left) and MP Preneet Kaur on the occasion of the release of the former’s collection of poems at the Chandigarh Club on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Sushma Sagar (left) and MP Preneet Kaur on the occasion of the release of the former’s collection of poems

Film review
Film kya banai, wah wah Ram ji
“ALL I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl” Sir Charlie Chaplain once said. All our Hindi film-makers need to make a comedy is double roles, stuttering dialogues and an overdose of emotional chaos.


Sanjay’s love for diversity pays off
Chandigarh, November 15
Walking into the starry league with Meghna Gulzar’s “Filhaal”, Sanjay Suri could well have been labelled as another actor who excels in the art of justifying pathos. But much to the surprise of skeptics, this did not happen. On a rebound, Sanjay carved an identity that spelt vision and creativity.

City girl shines on Bollywood firmament
Panchkula, November 15
She is a beauty with brains. Karishma Randeva, the sprightly young girl, who has attained instant stardom with her portrayal of Sonu in ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’, and as the female lead in the movie ‘Ants’, is all set to reach out for the stars. Taking a break from her hectic shooting schedule for various Balaji serials, and in city for the national premiere of her first film — ‘Ants’, she seemed relaxed and enjoying the adulation at home.

Karishma Randeva

Karishma Randeva


GMCH plea against ex-Adviser’s order
Chandigarh, November 15
The Government Medical College and Hospital has filed a petition in a local court to review a controversial order passed by the previous Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr Virendra Singh. The matter will come up for hearing on Tuesday by the UT Additional District and Sessions Judge.

GMCH, Polyclinic to give birth certificates on discharge
Chandigarh, November 15
The facility of distribution of free birth certificates in hospitals at the time of discharge will soon be extended to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here and the Sector 22 Polyclinic.

Drive to issue birth certificates
Chandigarh, November 15
In order to ensure that all the 1.70 lakh children born in the city during the last one decade have a birth certificate, the UT Health department has launched a programme to reach out to these children studying in the 123 schools in the city.

Doctors stress on early VAP diagnosis
Chandigarh, November 15
Seeing the high incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia among critical patients, who are on long term artificial respiration, anaesthesiologists have stressed the need for its early diagnosis through exclusion analysis.

Honour for Prof Mahajan
Chandigarh, November, 15
In recognition of his work in the field of tropical diseases, Prof R.C. Mahajan, Professor Emeritus at the PGI here has been selected as S.N. Bose Indian National Science Academy National Research Professor for a period of five years.


ITBP win tent-pegging championship
Chandigarh, November 15
The Shivalik Horse Show, in which some of the best riders of the country are taking part, began on the Railway TA grounds, on the Kalka-Chandigarh highway today.

A tent-pegging team from Dehra Dun displays power during the Shivalik Horse Show which began at TA grounds on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A tent-pegging team from Dehra Dun

Karamjit, Rajni declared best athletes
Chandigarh, November 15
Karamjit Singh (BA II) and Rajni (BA II) of Government College, Naraingarh, were adjudged best athletes in boys and girls categories, respectively, during the two-day athletic meet organised on the college campus, which concluded today.

Italian coach trains budding golfers
Chandigarh, November 15
The Chandigarh Golf Range began humming with activity today as 18 budding golfers from all over the country came under the umbrella of world known golf coach from Italy, Dr Donato, Di Ponziano, in the second National Golf Coaching camp here.

CGA President D.P. Azad presents a memento to Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP. Also in the picture is Italian coach Donato Di Ponziano (extreme right).

Italian coach Donato Di Ponziano (extreme right)

CBSE hockey championship begins tomorrow
Chandigarh, November 15
The stage is set for the CBSE National Hockey Championship to be held in four events — under-14 boys and girls and under-19 boys and girls sections — from November 17 on the Panjab University grounds.

New Public School clinch basketball title
Chandigarh, November 15
Hosts St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, remained runners-up in both boys and girls section in the Emily Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament, which concluded here today. Mr M. Kithan, an IAS, officer of Haryana, was the chief guest while Col A.S. Judge, the president of the Chandigarh Basketball Association, was the guest of honour.

Cagers of hosts St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and New Public School, Sector 18, involved in a keen tussle during Emily Memorial Inter School Basketball meet in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Cagers of hosts St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and New Public School, Sector 18, involved in a keen tussle

Silver for PU in medlay relay
Chandigarh, November 15
Hosts Panjab University bagged silver medal in the 4x100 m medlay relay for the men section on the third day of the All-India Inter-University Swimming championship being held at the PU swimming pool. Gujarat University swimmers, however, won gold medal.


MC ignores illegal ads, loses lakhs
Chandigarh, November 15
Unauthorised advertisements across the city do not seem to have caught the attention of officers of the Municipal Corporation resulting in revenue loss to the tune of lakhs of rupees.

Illegal construction demolished
Chandigarh, November 15
A team of the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Administration today demolished illegal construction carried out by a glass dealer in Sector 7 along the Madhya Marg. In a separate move the enforcement team also removed a LPG godown which was functioning in Mani Majra.

Illegal construction along Madhya Marg, Sector 7, being demolished in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Illegal construction along Madhya Marg, Sector 7, being demolished


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