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Man electrocuted by high-tension wire

Zirakpur, November 6
Paramjit Kumar, alias Pammi, was electrocuted while he was wrapping a plastic sheet on a high-tension wire adjacent to the terrace of his house in Bhabhat village, near here, this morning.

SHOCKING: The body of Paramjit Kumar, alias Pammi, a property dealer, lies on an 11KV electricity line and parapet of his house at Bhabhat village, near Zirakpur, on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by
Manoj Mahajan
The body of Paramjit Kumar, alias Pammi, a property dealer, lies on an 11KV electricity line and parapet of his house at Bhabhat village, near Zirakpur

Mystery shrouds young girl’s death
Panchkula, November 6
Mystery shrouds the death of an 18-year-old girl at her residence in Sector 17 this afternoon. The girl, Isha Goel, died after receiving 100 percent burns.

Bail declined in fraudulent sale of house case
Chandigarh, November 6

Mr R.S. Baswana, Additional Sessions Judge, yesterday rejected the bail application of Kuldip Nahar, a co-accused in a case related to fraudulent sale of a Sector 35 house here.


Scooterist succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh, November 6
Kuldeep Singh a scooterist, who was hit by a truck in Industrial Area late last night, died in the wee hours at the GMCH-32, here today. His son and a daughter were riding pillion, when the accident occurred.

Verka penalised for underweight milk pouches
Chandigarh, November 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has penalised Punjab Milkfed, manufacturer of Verka brand milk, for deficiency in service.

Experts opposed to long-term storage of hazardous wastes
Chandigarh, November 6
Immediate clean-up of the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal is the topmost concern of G Anantha Padmanabhan who has successfully led several Greenpeace campaigns against toxic waste generating units in India.


Rs 14 cr sanctioned for improving amenities
Mohali, November 6
The Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 14 crore for the improvement of basic amenities in the state. The amount will be distributed among various municipal corporations and councils for its utilisation to enhance water supply, roads, sanitation and cleanliness facilities in municipal areas.

Kharar MC gets Rs 10 lakh grant
Mohali, November 6
Minister for local government, Punjab, Chaudhry Jagjit Singh, today granted Rs 10 lakh to the Kharar Municipal Council other than sanctioning two projects worth Rs 17 lakh to the Council. The minister was in Kharar today to inaugurate the building of the Saint Ezra International School.

‘Problems of agro economy fuelling Left-wing terrorism’
Chandigarh, November 6
Problems generated due to predominance of agrarian economy have led to discontentment among the masses resulting in prolonged support to Left wing extremist groups in the country — this is what former Director of Intelligence Bureau Arun Bhagat had to say.

CBI seeks information on corruption
Chandigarh, November 6
Years after having worked secretatively, the Northern Region of the CBI yesterday exhorted people to give it information about corruption, disproportionate accumulation of wealth and misuse of official position.

Payal KhuranaBringing Haryana artisans out of oblivion
Chandigarh, November 6
A sense of the aesthetics comes naturally to somebody who has given 30 years of her life to designing. And, more so to Delhi-based Payal Khurana, an established interior, textile and product designer, who has made a name for herself by artistically blending the traditional with the modern, be it art, craft or furniture.                  
Payal Khurana

Library inaugurated
Mohali, November 6

Minister for local bodies, Punjab, Chaudhry Jagjit Singh today inaugurated the Municipal Library at Silvi Park, Phase X here. The library to be run by Browser, houses 3000 books that would be circulated to its members.

Punjab Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh with DC Ropar Seema Jain at the inauguration of the Municipal Library in Mohali on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Punjab Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh with DC Ropar Seema Jain at the inauguration of the Municipal Library

Education can empower poor, say experts
Chandigarh, November 6
Education, as a tool to empower the weaker sections of society to enable them to raise their living standard was emphasised by various speakers at a seminar on “Justice to weaker sections of society” held at Law Bhavan in Sector 37, here today.

Protest against price hike
Panchkula, November 6

Members of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a demonstration against the unprecedented hike in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrol and diesel, announced by the Central Government two days ago.

Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Panchkula, protest against hike in LPG and petrol prices at Sector 16/17 roundabout in Panchkula on Saturday.  — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Panchkula, protest against hike in LPG and petrol prices at Sector 16/17 roundabout

Talk on personality traits
Chandigarh, November 6
Mr Lalit Bhatia, Additional DGP, Punjab, today gave a talk on “Enneagram-communication skills and personality traits”. It was held at Press Club, sector 27, today.

Vigilance week ends
Chandigarh, November 6
The celebrations of the vigilance awareness week, which began on November 1, concluded at the Post Graduate Institute (PGI) here today. A feature film on the life of Sardar Patel was screened and special lectures sessions were organised to mark the occasion. 


13 gamblers held
Chandigarh, November 6
The local police arrested 13 gamblers from the various parts of the city on Friday. Four persons were arrested from Sector 22, six persons from near power house in Kishangarh and three from Indira Colony in Mani Majra for gambling at a public place. Cases have been registered.

Man succumbs to injuries in hospital
Lalru, November 6
After struggling for life for more than 24 hours, Mr Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Gulabgarh area in Dera Bassi, succumbed to his injuries in the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh, here today.

2 girls hurt in accident
Chandigarh, November 6
Two teenaged girls, students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26 were injured in an accident when a car hit their scooter from behind near Saint Kabir School in Sector 26, today.

Cop hurt in mishap
Mohali, November 6
Inderjit Singh, a special police officer on duty in Mohali was seriously injured when he was hit by a CTU bus while he along with a constable were on patrolling duty near the Verka chowk here this evening.


School boards seek functional autonomy from states
Mohali, November 6
Representatives of various school education boards today demanded functional autonomy from state governments in the country. According to a resolution passed by members of the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE), the state governments should desist from interfering in the working of the education boards to ensure their smooth functioning.

English lecturer’s deputation cancelled
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Administration has repatriated an English lecturer on deputation from Haryana, as she proceeded on leave outside India, without taking the necessary sanction.

1200 take part in painting contest
Chandigarh, November 6
Over 1200 students from schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali participated at a painting competition held at Kalagram today to mark the 19th Foundation Day celebrations of the North Zone Cultural Centre.

‘Ali Baba aur Chalis Chor’ staged
Panchkula, November 6
To mark a decadal celebrations of Bhavan Vidyalaya Sector 15, its students staged a play “Ali Baba aur Chalis Chor” at the school auditorium today. More than 150 children, from classes V to IX, participated in the musical play.

Diploma in knowledge management at DAV-10
Chandigarh, November 6
The DAV College, Sector 10, has introduced a postgraduate diploma in knowledge management for organisational development. The programme has been launched with the assistance from the Chandigarh Administration.

Girls perform dandia at the annual function at Shivalik Pubic School, Mohali From Schools
Students present folk dances

Mohali, November 6
The annual prize distribution function of Shivalik Public School, Mohali, entered its second day today.
Girls perform dandia at the annual function at Shivalik Pubic School, Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Vivek techno fest ends
Chandigarh, November 6
The Techno Fest, organised as part of the founder’s week celebrations, at Vivek High School concluded today with the prize distribution function. The event was organised in collaboration with the Society for Promotion of Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, and the Chandigarh Administration.

Impart right values to children, says Governor
Panchkula, November 6
Haryana Governor, Dr A R Kidwai, on Thursday emphasized the role of education in carving the destiny of the individual and the nation. He was addressing a gathering at the Building Inauguration Ceremony of Shishu Niketan Public School at Sector 5 Mansa Devi Complex here.


Journalist moves HC against 2 cops
Chandigarh, November 6
Mr Dinesh Goyal a reporter with a vernacular daily, has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding action against two police officials under the Contempt of Courts Act.


Sufiana show at Plaza
Chandigarh, November 6
It was a sufiana night at cultural show held at Plaza, Sector 17, today. The show had by singer Almgir Khan from Patiala. The show began with the song “ Ainwey rusya na kar meri jaan sa jana” and followed by “ har kisi ke hathon mein’, ‘lambi judai’ and ‘Maikhana’ etc.


Cancer curable if diagnosed early
Chandigarh, November 6
It is not contagious and can be controlled if diagnosed early. Yet cancer is the most dreaded disease among human beings of all age groups across all walks of life.


Clash of titans in volleyball today
Chandigarh, November 6
The clash of titans in volleyball will be witnessed tomorrow when the spikers of former national champion team of the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) will take on the fancied Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) players in the final of the First Northern India 'International Sunil' Memorial Volleyball Tournament being played at the floodlit court in Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.

A spiker of HSIDC, Panchkula, jumps to save a shot from players of SAI, Kurukshetra, in Ist Sunil Memorial Volleyball Meet at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
A spiker of HSIDC, Panchkula, jumps to save a shot from players of SAI, Kurukshetra, in Ist Sunil Memorial Volleyball Meet at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, Chandigarh

Anand School holds sports day
Chandigarh, November 6
The annual sports day of Anand School, Parwanoo, was held on the school premises today. Dicky Dolma, youngest Indian women to conquer the Mount Everest was the chief guest.


Police sets up 10 check points
Chandigarh, November 6
The police of Sector 31 police station today set up 10 pickets points in various parts of the Ram Darbar to check the anti-social elements and also issued 50 challans to the various traffic violators in their one hour drive.


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