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Search for DAV boys may have reached dead-end
Chandigarh/Rajpura, November 25
With the divers searching for two students of DAV College, Sector 10, gone missing on the Marina Beach, drawing a blank, there seems to be a remote possibility of their survival and a pall of gloom has descended on Rajpura and Bathoni, the native places of the students.

Ms Manjit Kaur, mother of one of the missing DAV College boys, Gurwinder Singh breaks down in Rajpura on Sunday Ms Manjit Kaur, mother of one of the missing DAV College boys, Gurwinder Singh breaks down in Rajpura on Sunday. Photo by  J.S. Virdi

A special day of leisure for everyone
Chandigarh, November 25
Amist the Carnival frenzy, marked by a parade of floats and bikes, a group of 30 special children found their own reasons to celebrate. 










EARLIER STORIES

Parading smiles: A girl from the Government College of Art, Sector 10, leads the pack of floats designed for the Chandigarh Carnival on the themes of rural tourism and Singapore, on Saturday Singer Gurkirpal Surapuri performs at Plaza Carnival at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday
Parading smiles: A girl from the Government College of Art, Sector 10, leads the pack of floats designed for the Chandigarh Carnival on the themes of rural tourism and Singapore, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph Singer Gurkirpal Surapuri performs at Plaza Carnival at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Carnival Sidelights
Child Labour Act flouted

Chandigarh, November 25
At least 12 children below the age of 14 year were seen selling eatables in the Leisure Valley complex today. While two were accompanying their mothers, the rest were all by themselves, busy selling their products to make a fast buck. Amidst the revelery of the carnival, no one seemed to remember the modified Prevention of Child Labour Act.

Carnival echoes to sounds of music
“Jogis” spill rustic charm in the Leisure Valley, which is hosting the Carnival “been” players seem to enjoy their music in Chandigarh on Saturday
“Jogis” (left) spill rustic charm in the Leisure Valley, which is hosting the Carnival; and (right) “been” players seem to enjoy their music in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photos by Vinay Malik

Vintage cars unleash charm
Chandigarh, November 25
As many as 43 vintage and classic cars sashayed down city roads and wowed residents with their impressive “looks and style”. Curious visitors thronged the Sukhna Lake to have a look at the “old beauties” where the cars, which were in town as part of the two-day inter-state classic vintage car rally, were parked for a two-hour break.

Vintage car “sashays down” from the Sukhna Lake to Chandigarh roads on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Vintage car “sashays down” from the Sukhna Lake to Chandigarh roads

On Carnival’s bright face, Shibani leaves dark spot
Chandigarh, November 25
After a smooth start this morning, Chandigarh Carnival hit a roadblock in the evening when the “star attraction” of the show Shibani Kashyap did not turn up for her scheduled performance. Thanks to her, the show, slated to start at 7 pm actually started only at 9.25 pm.


Singer Shibani Kashyap performs at Leisure Valley Carnival, Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo Vicky Gharu
Singer Shibani Kashyap performs at Leisure Valley Carnival, Sector 10 in Chandigarh

Effluence
Shivalikview on notice

Chandigarh, November 25

Shivalikview Hotel in Sector 17 is in the dock for infringing the provisions of the Prevention of Water Pollution Act.


Untreated effluent from the laundry of Hotel Shivalikview is discharged into a specially built drainage outlet at the rear of the hotel. The gully trap through which the laundry water is then discharged into the storm water drain. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Untreated effluent from the laundry of Hotel Shivalikview is discharged into a specially built drainage outlet at the rear of the hotel

Next time, don’t even look at tipsy cops
Chandigarh, November 25
A Sector-32 resident, working as driver with a call centre in Mohali, was allegedly roughed up by a tipsy policeman late this evening. He was returning home after leaving behind the company’s vehicle in the Sector market when the incident occurred.

Kiran Joshi, Watch out
Prof Kiran Joshi, Chandigarh College of Architecture, is currently camping in France, arguing the case of Chandigarh as a nomination to UNESCO. The French World Heritage Committee has selected works of Le Corbusier as the French nomination out of three dossiers on different projects which will be forwarded to UNESCO in January 2007.

Steve Taylor In Town
Dr Steve Taylor, Principal Lecturer in Sociology within the School of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Teesside, UK, will be in town tomorrow. He previously researched in the areas of the sociology of employment and cultural sociology, with a particular focus upon ‘emotional labour’ and call centre employment. He has been working with Professor Manjit Singh of Panjab University for three years. In 2004, the two together embarked upon a joint project examining Eastern Punjabis as a Transnational Community spanning Punjab and northern England. 

Passing Through

COMMUNITY

France finds city heritage material
To nominate Le Corbusier’s works to UNESCO
Chandigarh, November 25
The city now forms part of the French nomination for getting heritage status at the World Heritage Centre. In a landmark development, the French World Heritage Committee has decided to forward the nomination of trans-border “Urban and Architectural Work of Le Corbusier” to UNESCO.

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
With their parents away to work, migrants’ siblings have to fend for themselves
With their parents away to work, migrants’ siblings have to fend for themselves. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

WARD WATCH
Where are the streetlights?
Chandigarh, November 25
The vast area of Ward No. 7 gives it immense scope for improvement, while at the same time a lot of work has already been done. Ward 7 consists of Sector 39, 40, EWS Colony, Maloya village, water work area, new grain market area, area acquired for development of Sector 55 and 56, Pir colony, Palsora colony I and II, Indira colony with boundaries, Ambedkar Awas Colony, Lal Bahadur Shastri Colony, Housing Board complex and boundaries. The area ranks low on the scale of development.

Jain denies differences among alliance partners
Chandigarh, November 25
In an effort to dispel “rumors” of an “impending breakup” of the BJP-SAD-CVM alliance, BJP leader Satya Pal Jain today said a joint workers’ rally of the three parties would be addressed tomorrow by BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley.

Morcha candidate opens office
Chandigarh, November 25
In the runup to the MCC election, scheduled to be held on December 20, Sanjha Morcha candidate from Ward No. 1 (Sector 1 to 11) Gurnam Singh Sidhu opened his poll office at Sector 8 today.

NRI land-grab case: accused alleges police hand
Panchkula, November 25
In a twist to the grabbing of property case filed by Canadian NRI Ramesh Chander, one of the nine accused in the case, Ajay Sangroha, today alleged involvement of senior police officials in the matter.

Anomaly in lists irks job-seekers
Chandigarh, November 25
Recruitment of teachers in Punjab has come after a long gap of five years. The tentative lists of the results of near-successful candidates was put up outside the office of the Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab, but there was hardly any cheer among the candidates.

Sangarsh committee seeks possession of plots
Mohali, November 25
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangarsh Committee, Sectors 76- 80, burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner here today in protest against the failure of the authorities concerned in handing over the possession of plots allotted to them over five years ago.

Police interfering in civil matters, say lawyers
Mohali, November 25
The Punjab unit of the All India Lawyers Union said here today that the police force in the state was unnecessarily interfering with the civil matters, adversely affecting the liberty of residents.

Visually challenged pick up acting skill
Chandigarh, November 25
Hope floats and catches each of these special children in its wake as they come together to present a theatrical production on the life of Swami Vivekananda. These youngsters from the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, are an exceptional bunch and they bring their own special gifts to life as they play their parts proving they are better than the best.
Students from the Institute for the Blind rehearse for the play ‘Swami Vivekananda’
Students from the Institute for the Blind rehearse for the play ‘Swami Vivekananda’. — Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan

AA bringing hope to alcoholics
Chandigarh, November 25
There is hope at last for alcoholics as life can be beautiful and fun again without drinks — this message echoed loud and clear at the 18th anniversary celebrations of the Welcome Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, here this evening.

Complaint against sweeping contractors
Panchkula, November 25
The Citizens’ Welfare Association today, alleged that the streets were not being cleaned and private contractors were taking the municipal council of the city for a ride.

Winter gets severe; temperature drops by half 
Chandigarh, November 25
The much-awaited winter has finally taken wing. Credit it to the snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, coupled with some in parts of Himachal Pradesh, the temperature in the city its adjoining areas has been on a rapid decline.

 
CRIME

2 charged with causing losses to PGI
Chandigarh, November 25
Alleging connivance of the Superintending Hospital Engineer of the PGIMER with a contractor for an allocated work order of water proofing treatment of Rs 16,72, 932 illegally, thus causing huge losses to the institution, the PGI Employees Union, Chandigarh, today filed an FIR against them.

One caught for filing false FIR
Chandigarh, November 25
The Chandigarh Police today nabbed Jatinder Kumar for getting a false FIR registered at Sector 22 police post on November 3. According to the police, Jatinder Kumar, resident of 1328, Sector 52 B, had lodged an FIR on November 3, stating that some persons had snatched his mobile phone alongwith Rs 15,000 cash after making him inhale some psychotropic substance.

Mother of abandoned foetus is a teenager
Chandigarh, November 25
An unintended entry in the out patient department’s (OPD) computer led to the ‘mother’ of the six-month foetus, which was found abandoned in one of the staff toilets of General Hospital, Sector 16, on November 22.

One killed in mishap

 
BUSINESS

Biz Clip

 
EDUCATION


Students perform at their annual prize distribution function at Govt Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday
Students perform at their annual prize distribution function at Govt Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Teachers cry foul at B.Ed selection
Mohali, November 25
Some applicants for the post of B.Ed teachers today raised doubts over the selection procedure of the government.

Imbibe good qualities, cadets urged
Chandigarh, November 25
The weeklong celebrations of the 58th Raising Day of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) concluded here today with a “run for fun” organised by the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate.

Eco-friendly thoughts  echo at gmhs-36
Chandigarh, November 25
Lions Club, Chandigarh, in association with Government Model High School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, today celebrated Eco Friendly Day And Communal Harmony Day in the school premises, with the active support of Principal Mrs Rita Batra Jauhar and charter president of the club.

Admissions for palmistry classes
Chandigarh, November 25
J.R.S. Jyotish Vidyapeeth will hold an introductory seminar on palmistry/Lal Kitab and conduct admissions for its new batch at 4 pm tomorrow at DAV Model School, Sector 15-A. Classes will begin on December 3. This was stated in a press note by Mr R.K. Gupta, Director, Vidyapeeth.

COURTS

Loopholes in present legal system bared
Chandigarh, November 25
A workshop on “The International Criminal Court: relevance and challenges for India” was held at ICCSR Complex, Panjab University, here today. The workshop was organised by the Indian campaign on International Criminal Court (ICC) in association with the Lawyers for Human Rights International, a Chandigarh-based human rights organisation.

2 PWD contractors given bail
Confiscation of 211 cement bags

Baddi, November 25
A local court today granted anticipatory bail to two government contractors, Rakesh Kumar and Suzal Khan, hailing from Nalagarh, in a case pertaining to the recovery of cement bags from their residence yesterday. These cement bags belonged to a government supply and their sale was restricted.

 
CULTURE

An evening of virtuoso performances
Chandigarh, November 25
The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a programme of kathak dance and Shehnai recital as part of its ongoing golden jubilee celebrations at Tagore Theatre here this evening. The artistes were Nisha Thakur, disciple of Guru Shobha Koser, and Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan, internationally-acclaimed Shehnai maestro.
Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan presenting Shehnai recital at Tagore Theatre in Chandigdarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan presenting Shehnai recital at Tagore Theatre in Chandigdarh on Saturday

‘Nightingale of Punjab’ remembered
Chandigarh, November 25
The larger-than-life image of peerless Punjabi singer Surinder Kaur was all pervasive at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here today, as an assemblage of her admirers paid rich tributes to the legend to commemorate her 77th birth anniversary.

And one could hear their brush strokes
Panchkula, November 25
HDFC Bank, a leading private sector bank, organised a painting exhibition in association with the Family Services Organisation, an organisation for the hearing impaired, on the occasion of seventh branch anniversary of the Sector 11 branch.

HEALTH

Debate on PGI’s financial health
Chandigarh, November 25
A majority of speakers and members of the jury who participated in an open house discussion at the PGI were of the viewpoint that the institute should not be a financially self-sustaining institution.

Seminar on arthritis
Chandigarh, November 25
The Rotary Club, Chandigarh, Himalayan Ranges District 3080, will organise a free public seminar on ‘Arthritis and its management’ at Baba Makhan Shah Lobhana Kendra, Sector 30, Chandigarh, tomorrow morning.

Health heart project’s cycle rally today
Chandigarh, November 25
As part of the regular monthly activity, the Chandigarh health heart action project (CHHAP) will organise a cycle rally in collaboration with Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, Chandigarh, tomorrow.

Shawls given to blood donors
Chandigarh, November 25
As many as 238 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Chamber of Chandigarh Industries at Community Centre, Industrial Area, here today.

PGI OPDs shifted to eye centre
Chandigarh, November 25
The ophthalmology department of the PGI, Chandigarh, today shifted all OPDs and special clinics to the Advanced Eye Centre (AEC).

 
SPORTS


Members of volleyball team of DAV College, Chandigarh, who won the inter-college volleyball tournament at Panjab University on Friday
Members of volleyball team of DAV College, Chandigarh, who won the inter-college volleyball tournament at Panjab University on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Ganguly backs Team India
Mohali, November 25
Sourav Ganguly has come out in support of Team India, which is struggling to find form in South Africa. Talking to mediapersons at the PCA Stadium after leading Bengal to victory over Punjab today, the former Indian skipper said, “Winning or losing matches is part of the game. At this moment, Team India needs support to get back into rhythm.”

PU Campus register win
Chandigarh, November 25
A fine knock of 83 runs off 121 balls enabled PU Campus team to beat Government College-46 team in the first Administrator’s Cup for the Inter College Cricket Tournament organised by the Sports Department, Chandigarh at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here, today.

Promising skaters showcase skills
Chandigarh, November 25
Suranshi Thakural of Bhawan Vidyalaya-27, Chandigarh, representing North Zone bagged first place in the under 16 girls’ category while Navleen Kaur and Vasudha Chawla, both Delhiites, came second and third, respectively, on the second day of 7 the CBSE National Rollar Skating Championship organised by Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7-B at its rink here, today.
Skaters attempt in the 200m skat race at CBSE National Rollar Skating Championship held at KBDAV Sector-7 rink, Chandigarh, on Saturday
Skaters attempt in the 200m skat race at CBSE National Rollar Skating Championship held at KBDAV Sector-7 rink, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Talent unfold at sports meet
Chandigarh, November 25
Jatin of class IX-C and Jasleen Juneja of class IX-B were declared the best boy Athlete and the best girl Athlete of the day, respectively, in the Annual sports meet of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, held here today.

82 golfers for city meet
Chandigarh, November 25
Eightytwo golfers from Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali will vie for the different prizes at stake in the sixth Chandigarh Golf Championship which gets under way at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Sunday.

 

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