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Amarinder involved in oil-for-food scam: Badal
Mohali, November 10
Former Chief Minister Punjab Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that Capt Amarinder Singh and his men were “totally involved” in the oil-for-food scam.

Mohali-based financier held for fraud
Chandigarh, November 10
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police today arrested a Mohali-based financier for allegedly issuing loans against non-transferable houses allotted by the UT Administration under the rehabilitation scheme.

A rower sets out on the still waters of the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh A rower sets out on the still waters of the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik


One month on, no trace of missing girl
Chandigarh, November 10
For city resident Radhay Sham Pandey, it is an endless wait. Over a month has passed since his four-year-old daughter Komal disappeared and the police has still not been able to trace her.

A rickshaw-puller carries a load to earn livelihood which barely affords him two meals a day
LIFE A BURDEN: A rickshaw-puller carries a load to earn livelihood which barely affords him two meals a day. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Estranged husband denies kidnap charge
Panchkula, November 10
Mahinder Singh, the estranged husband of Kalawanti, who had been accused of trying to abduct her from the District Courts on October 25, today alleged that his wife had deserted him because she was having illicit relations. Addressing a press conference, he alleged that the allegations levelled against him by his wife regarding demanding dowry were false

Police Act under review
Chandigarh, November 10
The Police Act is under review and committee formed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs is to come up with suggestions that would form the new Police Act, said the Director-General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Mr N.C. Joshi.


Number-etching drive to be relaunched
Chandigarh, November 10
Bogged by the ever-increasing number of car thefts in the city, the Chandigarh police has decided to relaunch its scheme of etching registration numbers on the vehicles’ side windows and windshields.

Governors mourn Narayanan’s death
Chandigarh, November 10
Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), the Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, has mourned the death of Dr K.R. Narayanan, a former President of India.

Sena men protest against conversion bid
Chandigarh, November 10
The deafening din of slogans filled the air as scores of Shiv Sena activists gathered outside the Sector 31 police station this evening in protest against alleged attempts to convert a youngster.

Panels join hands on female foeticide
New Delhi, November 10
The National Commission for Women and the National Alliance for Women have joined hands to organise a day-long — “conference `Interventionist strategies on female foeticide” — in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Experts discuss media & disaster management
Chandigarh, November 10
The inaugural day of a two-day workshop on “Media and disaster management” at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab, Sector 26, here today provided an opportunity to the participants to understand the role of media in disaster management.

LIC drive to sensitise customers
Chandigarh, November 10
The LIC has been observing vigilance awareness week from November 7 to 11. The focus this year will be on policy holders instead of organising seminars or contests for employees.

SP gives security tips to bankers
Mohali, November 10
The police today held a meeting with the representatives of 38 bank branches here in order to tighten security measures. Mr Varinder Pal Singh, SP, said the representatives were asked to ensure that their guards were not told to perform any duties other than those related to bank security.

2 power meters sealed
Chandigarh, November 10
The enforcement wing of the Electricity Department today detected two consumers engaging in theft of power by using magnets in their electricity meters.

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Shop, house burgled
Chandigarh, November 10
Thieves decamped with Rs 15,000 and other articles from a shop in Sector 22-C while a house was reportedly burgled during daytime in Sector 18.

Two cops caught taking bribe
Chandigarh, November 10
Two Head Constables of the Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police, were today caught red-handed while allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000 in Sector 32.


Shop ‘n’ win bonanza “can compete” with Dubai fest
Chandigarh, November 10
Buoyed by the success of the ongoing shopping bonanza “shop ‘n’ win”, the Business Promotion Council, Sector 17, is planning it big: It now wants to replicate the success of the Dubai Shopping Festival right here in the city centre.


Ensuring healthy diet to students 
Chandigarh, November 10
Nutrition plays a vital role in the upbringing of a child. Nowadays, schools are paying a lot of attention on this important aspect but a lot more is needed to be done.

Students protest outside VC’s office
Chandigarh, November 10
Students of various departments of Panjab University led by Panjab University Campus Students’ Council president Amandeep Singh and PUSU leader Rupinderjit Singh Mann protested outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today.

School curtails function
Chandigarh, November 10
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, curtailed the annual function celebrations scheduled to be held at Tagore Theatre today due to the death of former Indian President K.R. Narayanan.


Notice issued to Railways
Chandigarh, November 10
The Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II comprising its President, Mr L.R. Roojam, and members, Mrs Urvashi Agnihotri and Mr M.M. Gupta, today issued notice to the Ministry of Railways upon a complaint alleging service of contaminated boiled water aboard the New Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express as well as for allegedly charging excess fare.


Wadali magic sways city
adali brothers still rule the roost with their adroit mastery over Sufiana qalaam, they provided grand finale to the two-day seminar, on Fashion Knowledge Forum-2005 at Fashion Technology Park coming up at Mohali.

Wadali brothers perform at Fashion Knowledge Forum-2005 at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Wadali brothers perform at Fashion Knowledge Forum-2005 at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh

Dentistry gets touch of art
Chandigarh, November 10
After years of working with the wires and pliers orthodontists have started combining science and art through cameras as clinical photography and imaging is fast becoming indispensable to the modern clinical set up.

Exhibition concludes
Chandigarh, November 10
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, here was a hub of activity today as a two-day annual exhibition concluded with a prize-distribution function. Every student participated in the show, demonstrating and explaining models, charts or varied topics.

New Release
Slice-of-life romantic comedy

TV presentation “Main Meri Patni Aur Woh” opens today at Fun Republic, Mani Majra. The flick has been directed by Chandan Arora who earlier got recognition with Rajpal Yadav and Antara Mali starrer “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon”. The film has emotions, songs, comedy and masses.

A scene from “Main Meri Patni Aur Woh”.
A scene from “Main Meri Patni Aur Woh”


Dengue case confirmed
Chandigarh, November 10
Ramchandra, a Hallo Majra resident, admitted to the PGI on Wednesday after suffering from high fever and bleeding from the nose has been confirmed to have dengue.


Haryana thrash J&K
Panchkula, November 10
Left arm spinner Yugvendra Chahal (6 for 33) fashioned Haryana win by 28 runs and an innings over Jammu and Kashmit in their second match of the North Zone Inter-State (U-17) Cricket Tournament for Vijay Merchant Trophy played at Jr. Institute of Cricket Technology here today.

SCD College beat Arya College
Chandigarh, November 10
SCD Government College of Ludhiana thrashed Arya College of Ludhiana by 127 runs in the Panjab University Inter-College Zonal Cricket A-Division (men) tournament at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

Sant Isher Singh Public School lift overall trophy
Mohali, November 10
Students of Sant Isher Singh Public School, Mohali, won the overall trophy at the district-level science exhibition that ended at Paragon Senior Secondary School Sector 71 here today. Mr Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Punjab Parliamentary Secretary, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry gave prizes to the winners of the three day exhibition.

New Public School lads move up in basketball tourney
Chandigarh, November 10
The team of New Public School, Chandigarh, moved into the quarter finals with a thumping win over Little Flower, Panchkula by 38-2 in the U-16 category of IInd Emily Gosain Memorial Junior Basketball Tournament started at St Xavier’s High School, Sector 20 here today.

Walkover for Mount Carmel
Panchkula, November 10
The team of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, Chandigarh, moved into the semifinals by getting walkover in Under-15 Satluj Cricket League-cum-Knockout Tournament here as their opponent Guru Harkishan Model School, Sector 38-C, did not turn up at the venue today.


SDO shifted for dereliction of duty
Chandigarh, November 10
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to transfer Mr Sanjay Arora, Sub-Divisional Officer (Buildings) for dereliction of duty. The case seeking disciplinary action was forwarded by Mr R.K. Rao, Deputy Commissioner, to Mr S.K. Sandhu, Finance Secretary, it is reliably learnt.


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