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Panchkula woman’s throat slashed
Victim struggles for life as assailant escapes
Panchkula, November 24
A youth, claiming to be an associate of her husband, gained entry into the Sector 14 house of Mrs Neelam Devi this afternoon, and slashed her throat. She is now struggling for her life at the PGI, Chandigarh.

Boy sues INSCOL
Seeks Rs 97 lakh for losing leg

Chandigarh, November 24
Alleging that owing to negligence on the part of a city-based private hospital, and physiotherapy clinic and a Panchkula-based private doctor, he had lost his leg, a 15-year-old boy, Abhishek Ahluwalia, and his parents today filed a complaint in the UT consumer court seeking a compensation worth about Rs 97 lakh.


Decision to close fee counters likely today

Chandigarh, November 24
A decision on the closure of fee counters in city colleges till the committee constituted by the UT Administrator gives its report, is expected tomorrow.

A semi-conscious Madhumeet, council president of Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, on indefinite fast to press for the closure of the fee counter in city colleges, being rushed by Chandigarh Police to hospital from Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday evening. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A semi-conscious Madhumeet, council president of Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, on indefinite fast to press for the closure of the fee counter in city colleges

CAT candidates still in shock
Chandigarh, November 24
It was back to books and mock tests for CAT candidates a day after the paper-leakage expose left them numbed. Saddened by the revelations, most of the students were dejected and disheartened, adding that paper-leakage had made getting into study-mode all the more difficult.

Dr Bhaba Krishna MohantyCAT foolproof, says ex-member of panel
Mohali, November 24
Dr B.K. Mohanty, a former member of the Common Admission Test (CAT) Group, responsible for admissions to various MBA institutes in the country, including six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), stated today that the CAT is one of the most credible examination system in the world.

Number of women with AIDS doubles in region
Chandigarh, November 24
Gaining a firm foothold in the northern region, the AIDS epidemic with almost 1,500 full-blown cases is assuming alarming proportions, as the number of women being gripped by the killer disease has doubled during the past five years.

NCC cadets to be trained in border management
Chandigarh, November 24
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has mooted a special training programme for its cadets in border areas which will help in effective border management and strengthening the third line of defence during hostilities as well as in peace.

Pesticide-free rice developed for diabetic patients
Chandigarh, November 24
Mr Vijay Setia, Director, Chaman Lal Setia Exports Ltd, a Karnal-based rice exporter, has claimed to develop pesticide-free basmati rice, especially for diabetic patients through internal R&D. Priced between Rs 40 and Rs 50 per kg, this rice will be sold under the brand name of Maharani and Begam. He has also succeeded to penetrate the Japanese market, for the first time by any Indian exporter.

CSIO scientist honoured
Chandigarh, November 24
In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of research, design and development of advanced instrumentation for a variety of scientific applications, Dr M.A. Shamshi, Head of Geo-Scientific Instrumentation Division at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), here has been conferred with the status of Scientist Emeritus by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.


MC tightens noose around eateries stealing water
Chandigarh, November 24
The art of stealing water has been apparently perfected by a number of eating joints here. Be it drawing water from a public standpost or buying it from a neighbour, the joints are eating into the pocket of the fundstarved civic body, thanks to the ignorance of the Municipal Corporation.

Motivate youth to join armed forces
EVER was there any shortage of manpower in the Army during the British regime. But in the independent India, when a soldier is required to fight for his own country, the shortage in all the three services continues to mount with every passing year. Measures to attract the youth to join the defence forces have failed.

Students take a ride on an infantry combat vehicle during a motivational campaign at Patiala.
Students take a ride on an infantry combat vehicle during a motivational campaign at Patiala.

War veteran seeks protection
Chandigarh, November 24
After fighting two wars against Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, city-based Lt Col Narinder Pal Singh is struggling against the state machinery for protecting him and his family. In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the retired army officer has alleged that he and his family were reportedly receiving threats eversince he refused to part with the agricultural land he had purchased in Dera Bassi.

Snag hits work at railway counters
Chandigarh, November 24
A technical snag in the computerised reservation counters at the Chandigarh Railway Station today resulted in a lot of inconvenience to people. The snag could not be rectified till late this evening.

Jassi nite organisers accused of cheating
Zirakpur, November 24
Disappointed over the poor arrangements during ‘Jassi Live’, organised by the Saffron Touch, a cultural club, over 12 property dealers, traders and residents today alleged that they were not provided facilities as promised by the organisers.

Road vacuum cleaner lying unutilised
Mohali, November 24
A massive vacuum cleaner bought by the Mohali Municipal Council to keep the roads in the township clean has allegedly been lying in disuse for the past 10 months. The machine, which cost the municipal council a whopping Rs 10 lakh, was bought over two years ago but according to some of the councillors, the machine has not been used for months now for no reason known to them. 

Major power shutdown
Mohali, November 24
In a major power shutdown scheduled for tomorrow, residents living in Sectors 66, 67, 68, 69, Mohali and Kumbra, Sohana and Landran villages will be without power from 10 am to 5pm.

Devotees throng gurdwaras
Chandigarh, November 24
Even though offices, schools and colleges remained open in the city, a large number of devotees thronged gurdwaras all over the city for observing Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur’s martyrdom day. Kirtans and langars were organised.

A girl serves langar to mark the Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day at Sector-34 Gurdwara in Chandigarh on Monday. —  Tribune Photo by Pankaj Sharma
A girl serves langar to mark the Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day at Sector-34 Gurdwara in Chandigarh on Monday.

Show proceeds donated
Chandigarh, November 24
The local unit of the Alliance Francaise today donated proceeds of a show — Anokha — by the Compagnie Accrorap group held on October 3.


Two arrested, dacoity bid foiled

Chandigarh, November 24
The police tonight arrested two persons allegedly belonging to an inter-state gang of criminals who were planning to kidnap son of R.K. Syal, Chairman, Golden Forest, to extort money, besides planning to carry out “major” dacoities in the city. Two country-made pistols and five live cartridges were seized.

Sanjeev (left) and Satpal (both sitting), were arrested by the Operation Cell of the police on Monday for planning kidnappings and dacoities in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph 

Arrested for planning kidnappings and dacoities

Two hurt in group clash
Chandigarh, November 24
Two persons were injured when they were attacked upon by a group of seven-10 persons in Sector 22A last evening. A case has been registered.


Disruption in supply of MS round steel resented
Chandigarh, November 24
The Chamber of Chandigarh Industries has expressed concern over the disruption in the supply of MS round steel ranging from 16 mm to 25 mm diameter by Rastriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) for the past over two months. The small scale units in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula are consuming about 700 metric tonnes of MS round steel every month to produce different products.

New series of bank notes
Chandigarh, November 24
The Resrve Bank of India today issued the first series of bank notes bearing the signature of Dr Y. V. Reddy. The bank notes are in the denominatins of Rs 5 and Rs 10 and will be distributed through the RBI issue offices according to a press release.

Gas-run geysers in demand
Chandigarh, November 24
With the onset of winter, people have sterled making rounds of electrical shops to buy water geysers and room heaters to keep themselves warm in the coming days. Dealers are expecting a business worth lakhs in the next few days.

Gas-run geysers are the in thing this year. 
— Photo by Pawan Sharma

Gas-run geysers are the in thing this year.


PTU colleges to be linked through Internet
Mohali, November 24
In what might be the first of its kind effort in Punjab, all Punjab Technical University (PTU) colleges will be linked through Internet.

Ankita Chakravarty Young achiever
Topping exams is her habit
Chandigarh, November 24
Topping examinations is a habit with Ankita Chakravarty a student of Class X of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26. Studying is a passion with her and examinations, despite making her nervous, are ironically, her source of inspiration as well once the results are declared.

PU hikes scholarship amount
Chandigarh, November 24
The Board of Finance of Panjab University in a meeting today recommended that the scholarship for research scholars in M Phil be increased from Rs 600 to Rs 1000 per month, reliable sources said here.


Convey your love, appreciation, greetings through flowers
NOWN all over the country as the city of gardens and open spaces, Chandigarh is now adding a new punch to the flower power. Suddenly, saying it with flowers has become the in-thing. More and more people are using the flowery route to convey their love, affection, appreciation, greetings and tributes.

Towels with cartoons attract kids
F it is on the Cartoon Network, it will be on your child’s towel. To the immense pleasure of your seven-year-old, his towel has Pokemon, Tom and Jerry and even He-Man for company. And for the daughters, there are Barbies, Cinderellas and Snowwhites to choose from in towels.

Learning to make friends with science
OR some time now, a group of committed children, parents and teachers from the city have been learning to make friends with science. Banking on the expertise of a local NGO in treating science not as a set of lofty principles taught in classrooms but as a way of life, these neo-literates in science are discovering a new way of looking at the world.

‘Gyro Jet’ launched
ATTEL Toys (I) Pvt Ltd has announced the launch of the latest toy from its Hot Wheels brand, Gyro Jet. The Gyro Jet takes off like a helicopter and transforms into a hi-flying plane!


Bars no bar for extortionist
Chandigarh, November 24
An undertrain, O.P. Saini, has allegedly been extorting money from behind bars. Saini, who is currently lodged in Burail Jail in connection with the murder of Kiran cinema’s manager, Harjinder Singh, was today booked for allegedly demanding extortion money from three Dadu Majra shopkeepers. He has been booked under Sections 386 and 387 of the IPC. 

Bail plea refused in flesh trade case
Chandigarh, November 24
The UT police today opposed the bail applications of the two women arrested in the flesh trade racket in a local court.


Czech dancers recreate Gothic era
Chandigarh, November 24
The Mimi Fortunae, a dance troupe from the Czech Republic, gave a commendable performance at Makhan Shah Lobana Bhavan here this evening. The ensemble gave a show of dances and the dance titled the ‘Mirror of the Ages’ pertained largely to the Gothic and Renaissance eras. The first dance performance was titled ‘The Gothic Tavern’ which portrayed “ lively entertainment of poorer town classes and their joys and worries.

Artistes of Mimi Fortunae, a Czech dance troupe, strike a pose during a performance at Makhan Shah Lobana Bhavan, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Monday. —  Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Artistes of Mimi Fortunae, a Czech dance troupe
Aesthetics merge into the mystical
Chandigarh, November 24
It is all about creation. Creation of life, of forms, colours, patterns, ideas. The exhibition that opened in the Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, yesterday, is aptly titled ‘Fertility’, and it’s creator is city artist Ashok Gulati who works in New Delhi. There is a wealth of mythological imagery in Ashok's work: the Shivlinga, the crescent, and the Ganesha.
Artist Ashok Gulati's creations Artist Ashok Gulati's creations
Artist Ashok Gulati's creations exhibited at the Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Palsora schoolgirls win kabaddi title

Chandigarh, November 24
Government Primary School, Palsora Colony, bagged the kabaddi girls title on the fourth day of the UT Inter-School Primary games being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Kho-Kho players in action at the UT Inter-School Primary Games in GMSSS, Sector 19, Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Kho-Kho players in action at the UT Inter-School Primary Games

Sagar Bhatia wins golf title
Chandigarh, November 24
Sagar Bhatia with best gross has won the golf title the Inter-School Golf and Tennis Tournament (under-14) played at Forest Hill Resort, Karoran Village. In this meet, 45 tennis players from 12 schools of Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh took part. The golf meet took off early in the morning. Six schools took part in the meet, which was conducted by Lokender Malik,a professional golfer.


Verma for strengthening power infrastructure

Chandigarh, November 24
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma (retd.), today asked the UT Finance Secretary to prepare a plan to strengthen the electrical distribution and transmission network in the city to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the residents.

The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, at a meeting with UT officers at the UT Secretariat on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, at a meeting with UT officers

Revision of voter cards on
Mohali, November 24
The revision of voters list for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections is on in full swing here. The process of adding new voters which started on November 17 will go on till December 8.

315 acres to set up science park
Chandigarh, November 24
The UT Administration proposes to acquire more than 315 acre of land in Sarangpur and Lahora villages for developing a Chandigarh Science Park and institutional area.


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