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Admn finalises plan to resettle slum-dwellers
Chandigarh, November 6
In a significant decision, the Administration today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that a policy to resettle inhabitants of Kumhar Colony, Sector 25, and Colony Number 4 by providing them one-room tenements at soon-to-be constructed complexes would be notified soon.

Thieves, beware! Third eye coming up
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh police is going hi-tech. In an attempt to catch — at least on camera — vehicle thieves, it has decided to instal a third eye in all major parking lots in the city.

Drunk cop, not a gentleman
Chandigarh, November 6
An inebriated cop allegedly abused and tried to slap a woman waiting for a bus at a stop along with husband in Sector 32 here this afternoon.
A crowd around the car of the policeman who abused a woman at a bus stop in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Monday.
A crowd around the car of the policeman who abused a woman at a bus stop in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

 





EARLIER STORIES

State-of-the-art auditorium almost ready
Panchkula, November 6
A state-of-the-art auditorium, the first one of its kind in the region, has been constructed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority in Sector 5 here.


Final touches being given to the biggest auditorium in the tricity at Panchkula on Monday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Final touches being given to the biggest auditorium in the tricity at Panchkula on Monday.

Woman arrested for abandoning her newborn
DNA mapping helps police solve case
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh Police has adopted more scientific ways of investigation. The police used DNA mapping to trace a woman, who had abandoned her baby in July this year, and arrested her from Panchkula late last night.Rajpal Singh

Watch out
Rajpal Singh has made his well-wishers as well as the city people proud by ensuring his berth in the list of 23 probables for the men’s hockey team for the forthcoming Doha Asian Games scheduled next month. Rajpal, a trainee at the Sports Wing of the Sector 42 Stadium since 1992, had already represented India in the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2005.Dr T.N. Chaturvedi

In Town
The Governor of Karnataka, Dr T.N. Chaturvedi, will be in Chandigarh on Tuesday to chair a session on “Relations Among Nations in a Globalised World”, being organised by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Research (CRRID) as part of the ongoing International Conference on Peace and Development in the memory of P.N. Haksar.

Passing Through
Do you find any difference in the system of education here and in Canada?

The “efficiency” of the largest public sector bank — the State Bank of India(SBI) — is legendary as a colleague experienced during the past over one month. In fact, it seems to believe in the dictum that “promises are meant to be broken”.


Begging menace
IAF adopts village
NCC cadets donate blood
Stormy MC meetings
Golfers take a break after a strenuous game on the Chandigarh Golf Course on a crisp November afternoon.
Golfers take a break after a strenuous game on the Chandigarh Golf Course on a crisp November afternoon. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


COMMUNITY

Vigilance Awareness Week begins
Chandigarh, November 6 Celebrations for the Vigilance Awareness Week that began today in almost all government departments. The celebrations will continue till November 10.

Most pro-poor administrative steps remain unimplemented: Expert
Chandigarh, November 6
It is the sustained tempo of industrialisation and modern agricultural production that makes democratic governance a success. Stating this here today, Prof D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilisations Project of History of Indian of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, Kolkata, said in this connection, the case of Punjab could be perfectly recalled.

Centre committed to ensure equal opportunities for disabled: Meira
Chandigarh, November 6
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the assistance of state governments has been making best possible efforts to ensure equal opportunities to disabled persons of the region. Lists are being prepared of all such persons at every block and district level so that aids, appliances and services may be provided to the disabled and elderly persons, said Mrs Meira Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Mrs Meira Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, caresses cheeks of a visually impaired student of the Institute of Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh, at the national-level exhibition on aids, appliances and services for persons with disabilities and elderly persons at the Circus Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Mrs Meira Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, caresses cheeks of a visually impaired student of the Institute of Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh, at the national-level exhibition on aids, appliances and services for persons with disabilities and elderly persons at the Circus Ground in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

She helps jawans smile
‘Music is meant to entertain people’
Chandigarh, November 6
For her, the jawans and their families are special. It comes as no surprise that her mission is to make them smile, forget about their strict working hours and disciplined life; and, of course… to make them dance to her tunes — literally.                 
Ms Niharika Naidu


Fauji Beat
Soap operas cannot make Army attractive
THE army has hired Lintas IMAG, an advertising agency, for launching a media campaign to attract the right kind of material to opt for it. Seeing its rating in the eyes of the youth sagging, the Army hired a media company to refurbish its image in 1996, for the first time. The second such exercise was carried out in 2003. These campaigns did not cut much ice.

Paratroopers leave the Agra airport for Maldives.
Paratroopers leave the Agra airport for Maldives. 

Go on a drive, to confusion!
Chandigarh, November 6
All roads lead to confusion in Chandigarh. In the absence of appropriate signposts and pointers demarcating one sector from another at the beginning of the roads passing through the city, the journey to the destination becomes all the more longer. Residents and regular visitors, with that extra drive, have taught themselves to identify sectors with the help of landmarks and familiar sights like offices and buildings.
In the absence of signboards and pointers indicating sector numbers at intersections, it is drive towards confusion for residents.
In the absence of signboards and pointers indicating sector numbers at intersections, it is drive towards confusion for residents. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Mini-Secretariat security beefed up
Chandigarh, November 6
One more building of the Punjab Government will turn into a fortress encircled by security procedures that can pose more hurdles for visitors entering, it rather than bring the people closer to the government.

Lobbying on for MC nominations
Chandigarh, November 6
Leaving nothing to chance and to ensure a majority of their party in the general house of the municipal corporation after the elections, leaders of various political parties are now busy lobbying in Delhi to get  their members nominated to the corporation.

Candidates can spend more in MC poll
Chandigarh, November 6
The Election Commission has increased the budget each councillor can spend for the municipal corporation elections from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1 lakh. For panchayat samiti elections, each candidate can  incur an expenditure of upto Rs 10,000.

Former treasury officer dead
Chandigarh, November 6
Mr Parshotam Singh (71), a former Treasury Officer, Punjab, and former Treasurer, Punjab Charitable Endowment Fund, died this evening, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by wife, son and two daughters.

No end to commuters’ inconvenience
Road unlikely to be completed by year-end
Chandigarh, November 6
The ambitious project of the first concrete road in the city dividing Sectors 31 and 32 has not been completed with in the scheduled time. The project was to be completed by October 19.

A notice board in front of the incomplete road dividing Sectors 31 and 32 in Chandigarh shows October 19 as the tentative date of its completion. — A Tribune photograph
A notice board in front of the incomplete road dividing Sectors 31 and 32 in Chandigarh shows October 19 as the tentative date of its completion.

Tribune photographer hurt in mishap

Chandigarh, November 6
Vinay Malik, a staff photographer with The Tribune, was injured in a road accident at the Sector 36 and 37 traffic lights point here when a Tavera (03-J-TP-8391) vehicle hit his motorcycle from the rear this morning. He sustained minor injuries.

The damaged motorcycle of Vinay Malik, a Tribune staff photographer, and the Tavera vehicle that hit it from the rear at the Sectors 36 and 37 traffic lights point in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

The damaged motorcycle of Vinay Malik

Clean chit to Crime Branch officials in torture case
Chandigarh, November 6
A fact-finding inquiry has given a clean chit to Crime Branch officials, who are investigating the Sector 30 maid servant murder case, in an alleged torture of some youths.

 
CRIME

Proclaimed offender held
Chandigarh, November 6
The local police today arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) wanted in three cases of burglaries.

Golf Club brawl: NRI gets bail
Panchkula, November 6
NRI Mandhir Singh was granted bail by Judicial Magistrate Shashi Bala Chauhan at the district courts here today.

Woman duped
Mohali, November 6
A resident of Phase X was robbed of gold jewellery by two persons here today.

Six booked for assault on cop
Dera Bassi, November 6
The police today booked six persons for assaulting a policeman on duty at Mubarikpur village last night.

 
EDUCATION


Canadian students get a taste of Punjabi culture

Chandigarh, November 6

A group of students from Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada, visited the city as part of their field project today.



Students of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, interact with students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Students of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, interact with students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday.

College teachers’ stir to hit studies
Chandigarh, November 6
As the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), supported by the Principals Federation and Unions of Non-Teaching Employees, get ready for a rally in Sector 25 on November 8, studies of nearly 2.5 lakh students of 160-odd non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh will be affected.

Nandini Paliwal
Nandini Paliwal

J.P. Singh
J.P. Singh

Inside Babudom
PU alumni back home to market Film Fest
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chief Secretary of Goa, Mr J.P. Singh, who is an alumnus of Panjab University, will be in the city on Tuesday to market the 37th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2006).

Gurpurb celebrated at KV-II
Chandigarh, November 6
Kendriya Vidyalaya II, 3BRD, celebrated the 537th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev with great fervour here today. Mrs Manjit Kaur conducted the proceedings of a ‘shabad’ recital. Mrs Updesh Kaur, Headmistress, highlighted the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev in a small lecture to students.

Prof Kanwar chief of doctors’ body
Chandigarh, November 6
Prof A.J. Kanwar, Head of the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, PGI, Chandigarh, has been elected president of the North Zone Chapter of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, (Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir Branch) at the 32nd annual conference, Dermazone-2006, held in Amritsar, recently.

PU Notes
Rodrigues to lay foundation stone
Chandigarh, November 6
UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), will lay the foundation stone of the multipurpose hall of the Panjab University Alumni House, South Campus, Sector 25, here, at 11 am tomorrow.

Need to focus on social history: expert
Chandigarh, November 6
“Chronology is one of the least important aspects of history,” said Dr P.L. Mehra, renowned historian, in an interview to The Tribune today. Stating that the focus of history writing and teaching in India had been the lives and times of its rulers, Dr Mehra highlighted the need for a change.                               
Dr P.L. Mehra

 
HEALTH

Surgeon lays stress on vascular surgery
Mohali, November 6
Vascular surgery can be of tremendous help to diabetic patients and is a very important stream to deal with diabetes related problems such as gangrene and renal failure which are very common in India, said an internationally renowned vascular surgeon, Dr John Wolfe, Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery, St Mary’s Hospital, London, and the Elect President, European Vascular Society.

PGI docs to make presentations in Las Vegas
Chandigarh, November 6
Five faculty members from the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, will make presentations on various research projects, which were carried on in the department, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference to be held at Las Vegas, USA from November 10 till 14.

PGI to observe cancer awareness day
Chandigarh, November 6
The Department of Radiotherapy, Regional Cancer Centre of the PGIMER, will celebrate National Cancer Awareness Day tomorrow afternoon. Dr Subhash Chand Sharma, Head of the Department of Radiotherapy, PGI, said a function would be organised on “Be Aware, Fight Cancer” in Lecture Theatre-I of the institute at 4.00 pm.

 
SPORTS

Tribune Exclusive
Chandigarh Cricket Academy on anvil
Chandigarh, November 6
With an objective to churn out excellent cricket players, a residential academy under the name of Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA) has been proposed by the Chandigarh Administration.

Indian schools win opener
Chandigarh, November 6
The DAV College Centre of Cricketing Excellence (DAVCCCE) combined schools Indian team thrashed the Pakistan Combined Schools (Lahore Grammar Schools) by eight wickets in the first match of the Friendship Series (u-13) at DAVCCCE, Sector 10, here today.

Rowing championship gets underway
Chandigarh, November 6
Vipan Kamboj of Panjab University secured the top position (3:59.85 sec) in the Singles Scull event of two-day Panjab University Inter-College Rowing Championship, which commenced at Sukhna Lake here today.

Football final today
Chandigarh, November 6
Riding high on the two goals scored by Sourabh Thakur, the DAV Football Academy defeated Khalsa Football Academy of Kurali 2-0 in the fourth Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament 2006 being played at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today. The goals for the winners came in the 53rd and the 70th minute of the game.

Chandigarh-based rower Kirandeep Kaur in action City swimmer-turned-rower
And a good one at that
Chandigarh, November 6
The scarcity of facilities like the non-availability of an all-weather pool in the city have forced many a swimmer to join other sports in the off-season to remain fit.

Chandigarh-based rower Kirandeep Kaur in action. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Corporate house adopts city rower
Chandigarh, November 6
Mr Rajiv Bali, Managing Director, Mount Shivalik Breweries, has decided to sponsor Manjeet Singh, an outstanding rower of Chandigarh.

GNPS team beat Shishu Niketan
Chandigarh, November 6
A fine knock of 70 runs by Navtej Singh and ably supported by Jaskaranvir (41) and Gurpreet (25 n.o.) enabled the GNPS-A, Sector 36 team to beat the Shishu Niketan, Sector 22 team in the second GNPS Interschool u-17 Cricket Tournament held at GNPS grounds, here, today.

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