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Divali jolt for tenants
Rent Act: HC upholds UT notification
Chandigarh, November 9
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the petition filed by the Commercial Tenant Association, Chandigarh, challenging the Rent Act Notification issued by UT Administration on November 7, 2002.

Citizens come to the help of battered widow
Chandigarh, November 9
While the Air Force is yet to respond to the instance of the widow of an Air Marshal being allegedly tortured by her nephew, an NGO and several citizens have come forward to help Ms Beant Kaur and her sister, Ms Satwant Kaur.

53-year-old woman crushed to death
Chandigarh, November 9
A 53-year-old woman, Manjit Kaur, was crushed under a truck near Durga Nursery, in Mani Majra, while her husband escaped with minor injuries after their motorcycle was hit by the truck from behind.


High-tension wires no tension for residents
Panchkula, November 9
Thousands of residents in various Housing Board colonies and villages of the town are courting danger as high-tension power transmission lines run along their houses.

A resident of Sector 15 Housing Board Colony stands in his balcony, with an 11 kv cable dangerously close. — Tribune photo: Pankaj Sharma

A resident of Sector 15 Housing Board Colony stands in his balcony, with an 11 kv cable dangerously close.

Arrest warrants issued for Tehelka witness
Chandigarh, November 9
A Delhi court issued arrest warrants for Samuel Mathews, a witness in the Tehelka case after he failed to appear before the General Court Martial trying Col Anil Sahgal for professional impropriety in the case at Chandimandir.

Tribune’s new building inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 9
The Tribune today enhanced its production and colour printing facilities with the inauguration of an additional building of the group of newspapers adjoining the old building in Sector 29.

The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, Mr H.K. Dua, throws open the new newspaper building The new building

The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, Mr H.K. Dua, throws open the new newspaper building. Also seen in the picture are General Manager, Mr R.N. Gupta, Employees Union president, Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu, and Deputy General Manager, Mr O.P. Arora. (Right) The new building. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan

Gardener as operating theatre assistant
Mohali/Kharar, November 9
Mysterious are the ways of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation which fixes the number of surgeries to be performed every month at the Mohali Civil Hospital, but conveniently overlooks the fact that a gardener has been doing the job of an operating theatre assistant there for almost a decade.

Farmers hit hard by hike in oil, LPG prices
Chandigarh, November 9
The recent hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas will burn holes in the already worn out pockets of farmers. A minor increase of Rs 10 per quintal in the MSP of wheat, which means an additional income of Rs 105 crore will be negated by the steep hike in the prices of oil and gas as it would put an added burden of Rs 247 crore on the farmers during the next six months of the rabi crop.


Six file papers for MC byelection
Chandigarh, November 9
Six candidates filed their nomination papers for the byelection of ward No. 11 of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation here today.

Raghu Rai’s frames narrate tragic tales of Bhopal
Chandigarh, November 9
Raghu Rai’s “Exposure” is not a photographic show by any standard. Reminiscent of the devastation that visited Bhopal on December 3, 1984, the exhibition is an exhaustive document on the tragedy that has not died down even after 20 years of its occurrence.

Four-day vacation from Friday
Chandigarh, November 9
Government employees will have four-day holidays due to festivals from Friday bringing the entire work in government offices to a stop. Private and public sector banks will also have holidays and will open only on Saturday and remain closed on other days.

Sandhu nominated Colonel Commandant
Chandigarh, November 9
Major General Army Ordnance Corps at Headquarters Western Command, Major-Gen D D S Sandhu has been nominated as the Colonel Commandant of the AOC in his capacity as the seniormost officer in the corps.

Problems galore in Sector 40-C
Chandigarh, November 9
Residents of MIG independent category houses in Sector 40-C are facing problems. They are tired of writing letters to various authorities without any avail.

Lineman electrocuted
Chandigarh, November 9
A lineman was today electrocuted at Khuda Alisher. He was taken to the General Hospital, Sector 16, where he was declared dead. Balak Ram (55) was joining wires when he was electrocuted. He was a resident of Sector 38.


Sub-Inspector, son beaten up
Chandigarh, November 9
A Sub-Inspector of the Haryana police and his son were today beaten up in a shop following a dispute over exchange of a "faulty" mobile phone set.

Theft at cop’s house
Chandigarh, November 9
Thieves today struck at the house of a Head Constable of Chandigarh Police and decamped with Rs 5,000 and a pair of anklets.

Warrants against Chandigarh resident
Mohali, November 9
The local police today procured arrest warrants against a resident of Chandigarh in connection with a theft that took place in Phase XI more than a month ago.

ASI held on bribe charge
Chandigarh, November 9
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector and rounded up another of the Maloya police post for demanding a bribe of Rs 1,000.

4 held for snatching mobile phone
Panchkula, November 9
The police has arrested four youths for allegedly conspiring to steal a mobile phone from their friend. The youths — Jaspreet Singh, Amanpreet, Ashish Vohra and Vicky, were arrested by the police last night .

Girl commits suicide
Panchkula, November 9
A 15-year-old girl, Seema, committed suicide by hanging herself at her jhuggi in Rajiv Colony this morning. Her family says she was in a state of depression.


Biz clip

Chandigarh, November 9 Fusion, the new version of Ford India was launched in the city at Industrial Area, Phase II, on Tuesday.


PU supplementary exam results out
Chandigarh, November 9
Panjab University has declared results of supplementary examinations held in September and October this year. While the result of B.Com II was declared today, the university declared the results of B.Com III and BA III  yesterday.

From Schools
Divali celebrated on school premises

Panchkula, November 9
In keeping with its aim of inculcating in students respect and love for Indian traditions and culture, students of Hansraj Public School celebrated Divali in the hostel premises yesterday.

Need to spice up learning experience, says expert
Chandigarh, November 9
There was a need for better coordination between the subject experts writing the textbooks for primary, middle and secondary level classes.

Arts college to offer master’s
Chandigarh, November 9
Giving in to the demands of the protesting students, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, today gave provisional affiliation to the Government College of Arts, Sector 10, for starting the Master of Fine Arts course.

Students and faculty members of the Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Chandigarh, lift the Principal, Mr Braham Prakash, after Panjab University granted permission for starting a course on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
Students and faculty members of the Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Chandigarh, lift the Principal, Mr Braham Prakash, after Panjab University granted permission for starting a course on Tuesday.

From Colleges
GCG students produce video capsule
Chandigarh, November 9
Students of the Department of Functional English, Government College, Sector 11, have produced a 35-minute capsule based on advertisements and promos.


Plea in club poll dismissed
Chandigarh, November 9
Mr Justice Amar Datt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today disposed of an application pertaining to the Chandigarh Club poll by not accepting the plea to shift the case from the Company Law Board to the High Court.


‘Dehantar’ marks end of theatre festival
Chandigarh, November 9
The three-day theatre festival of Bhanu Bharti’s plays concluded at Tagore Theatre today with the presentation of Nand Kishore Acharya’s classic mythological play “Dehantar”. Based on the myth of Yayati, as enshrined in the texts of Mahabharata, the play brings out the conflict of a man cursed to losing his youth prematurely. The dilemma of Yayati stems from this loss, which he considers intolerable and unacceptable. His predicament lingers till the day his son Puru offers to end the curse by accepting his father’s old age in exchange of his youth.

A scene from a play ‘Dehantar’, directed by Bhanu Bharti, staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A scene from a play ‘Dehantar’, directed by Bhanu Bharti, staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday.


St Joseph's win fencing meet
Chandigarh, November 9
Hosts St Joseph's School, Sector 44, were declared overall champion in the under-17 section in the UT inter school fencing tournament played here today on the school premises. They got 27 points.

1,200 students take part in cycle race
Chandigarh, November 9
Winning is not all that important but it is the participation which is more vital. Carrying this Olympic message, more than 1,200 students of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, today took part in a cycle race with distance ranging from 3 km to 12 km.
PEDDLING JOY: Students of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, participate in a cycle race held on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Sites marked for firecracker sale
Panchkula, November 9
The district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Cr PC, on the sale of crackers in congested areas and announced sites for the purchase.


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