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Keep an eye on those well-suited, uninvited guests
Chandigarh, November 27
Look out for those strangely familiar youngsters, smartly dressed up as 'baratis' in three-piece suits, mingling freely with the crowds at marriage ceremonies. Chances are that these uninvited happy young men are pickpockets.

Promising life cut short by accident
Rajan Sharma Chandigarh, November 27
A third year mechanical engineering student of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, was crushed to death under a CTU bus at the Sectors 16 and 17 traffic light point here this afternoon. His face was damaged badly under the tyres of the bus.                               
Rajan Sharma

Alert citizen gets cop behind bars
Chandigarh, November 27
An alert complainant today managed to get a Punjab Police constable booked in a case of extortion and outraging the modesty of two women.

Sans experts, infrastructure — govt multi-speciality hospital cries for cure
A view of the emergency of newly upgraded Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16. Chandigarh, November 27
The Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) — the name given to the General Hospital (GH), Sector 16 here, following its upgradation six months before by the Chandigarh Administration — seems to be a misnomer.
A view of the emergency of newly upgraded Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan










EARLIER STORIES

Vendors selling 'advocate welfare fund stamp' without DC's nod
'The Punjab and Haryana Advocate Welfare Fund Stamp' issued by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh, November 27
In what could have resulted in loss of lakhs of rupees to the state exchequer, stamp vendors at the Punjab and Haryana High Court and also at some of the subordinate courts in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana are selling the "Advocate Welfare Fund Stamp".

'The Punjab and Haryana Advocate Welfare Fund Stamp' issued by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Mohali also sings Singapore melody
Chandigarh, November 27
Its not just City Beautiful that is selling Singapore dreams to its residents, the Punjab Government too has gone a step ahead and asked the Singapore government to help it plan and develop Mohali.

Parents of dead Army officer petition to Kalam
Chandigarh, November 27
Parents of dead Army officer who allegedly committed suicide while posted in Jammu and Kashmir have sent a petition to the President, seeking an independent probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the circumstances leading to his death.

S.K. Sharma Watch out
The city based Mr S.K. Sharma will be the chief-de-mission of the 47-member golfers, which will take on the Pakistan’s Punjab golf team for 2nd PUNJ-AAB Cup, from November 27 to December 3 at Lahore Gymkhana Golf Club.

In Town
On an invitation of Yuvsatta, Dr Subba Rao will be in Chandigarh tomorrow and will address the Peace Club members of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36-B, at 12 noon and young members of the Peace Club of KB DAV, Sector 7-B, Chandigarh, at 9 a.m., the day after.

Passing Through

Bhangra, vibrant dance of Punjab, never ceases to enchant. And when it is performed by special children, its entertainment value increases manifold. This was what happened at the 37th All-India Inter-State Inter-School Cultural Competitions at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, on November 26.

 
COMMUNITY

Chandumajra’s son’s wedding a political gathering of sorts
Chandigarh, November 27
Marriage of Mr Harinder Pal Singh, son of Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) was a political gathering of sorts. From moderates to radicals, and left to right, politicians of all hues blessed the newly wedded couple- Mr Harinder Pal Singh and Ms Navpreet Kaur- at a well decorated marriage place in Zirakpur last evening.

Thieves ‘do well’ at Mountview
Chandigarh, November 27
Thieves continue to steal the composure of the guests at Hotel Mountview in Sector 10. Enquiries reveal that every year, one or two incidents of theft from the hotel are reported to the police. In a majority of the cases, the victims are either non-resident Indians or foreigners.

Sumathi Vasudevan She fights hyperactivity with Budhi yoga
Panchkula, November 27
It's the yoga for concentration and has the answer to the challenges posed by learning disabilities in children. Budhi yoga is the new mantra to deal with problems of hyperactivity as also anxiety in children. All it takes is a daily exercise regime of 20 minutes to keep the mind fit and healthy. 
                                           Sumathi Vasudevan

Chill in the air
Chandigarh, November 27
Snow in the upper reaches of the Himalayas and a cloudy weather throughout the day here, brought down the temperature to the lowest ever during this season.

Fauji Beat
Historic battle of Dera Baba Nanak
By capturing the Dera Baba Nanak bridge on December 6, 10 Dogra earned the honour of hoisting the first Indian Tricolour on Pakistani soil in the Western sector in the 1971 war.

 
CRIME

A crying Ms Monalika, a resident of Sector 35-D, Chandigarh, along with her mother, who were roughed up by certain henchmen allegedly at the instance of Monalika’s in-laws on Monday morning. Marriage on rocks, families fight
Chandigarh, November 27
A matrimonial dispute took an ugly turn today when the families and relatives of both parties created a scene in Sector 35 over the possession of a house.

A crying Ms Monalika, a resident of Sector 35-D, Chandigarh, along with her mother, who were roughed up by certain henchmen allegedly at the instance of Monalika’s in-laws on Monday morning. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Pedestrian hit by tractor, dies
Chandigarh, November 27
An unidentified pedestrian lost his life after being hit by a rashly driver tractor near the Congress Bhavan in Sector 35 late last night.


 
EDUCATION

Rodrigues suggests ways to tap children's potential
Chandigarh, November 27
The UT Administrator, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), has called for a focused attention on empowering poor children by imaginatively structuring educational programmes for them so as to develop their potential.

Yuvika Diwan, Vishesh Mittal, Sahil Gupta. Paawanpreet Singh and Manas Gupta in a joyous mood after winning the coveted ‘Y2007 SIA Youth Scholarship’. 5 schoolchildren get prestigious SIA scholarship
Chandigarh, November 27
This is the stuff dreams are made of. A chance to be with the best and to reach out to opportunities just a grasp away, and that is exactly what these five local students will get to do.

(From left): Yuvika Diwan, Vishesh Mittal, Sahil Gupta. Paawanpreet Singh and Manas Gupta in a joyous mood after winning the coveted ‘Y2007 SIA Youth Scholarship’. — A Tribune photograph

Captivating performance by students at annual function
Panchkula, November 27
The auditorium of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here was abuzz with activity at the inaugural show of the five-day annual function of the school.

DAV School-Amritsar bags music trophy
Chandigarh, November 27
DAV Senior Secondary School, Hathi Gate, Amritsar, bagged the overall music trophy, while the runners-up trophy went to DAV Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15-A, Chandigarh, on the concluding day of the 37th All-India Inter-State Inter-School Cultural Competitions, organised by the Cultural Society, DAV Senior Secondary School (Lahore) Co-Educational, Sector 8-C, here, today.


COURTS

V.K. Jain to take oath as CJ today
Chandigarh, November 27
Mr Justice Vijender Kumar Jain will be administered oath as Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by the Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, at a ceremony in Haryana Raj Bhawan tomorrow.

Docs in dock over girl’s death
Chandigarh, November 27
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has issued notice to the management of the Chaitanya Hopsital, Sector 44, and three of its doctors in connection with the death of a four-and-a-half-year old girl due to alleged negligence of the doctors at the hospital.


 
CULTURE

Shangita Namasivayam with other members of Kalpana dance theatre troupe from Malaysia at a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday. Propagating Indian classical dances
Chandigarh, November 27
“The Indian classical dance is a multifaceted art, being an amalgamation of music, poetry, drama and elegance, exuding a times a sensual and divine feeling for the performer and the viewer,” said Malaysia-based danseuse Shangita Namasivayam.


Shangita Namasivayam with other members of Kalpana dance theatre troupe from Malaysia at a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

“Cosmetic dentistry here to stay”
Dr Vivek Saggar Chandigarh, November 27
He is no ordinary dentist. An aesthetic and implant surgeon, Dr Vivek Saggar, is the only person in the country to have passed a national-level accreditation exam. This has placed him in the select category of Indian dentists accredited by the Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry (IAACD). A hundred-odd dentists took the exam. Dr Saggar alone was successful in clearing the exam spread over two years.                                       
Dr Vivek Saggar

Arthritis now has cure in modern medicine
Chandigarh, November 27
Almost one in 10 people, above the age of 55, suffer from arthritis. For most people arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. Joints naturally degenerate over time, claim orthopaedicians at a public seminar on 'Arthritis and its management' organised by Rotrary Club of Chandigarh, Himalayan Ranges Distt 3080, at Baba Makhan Shah Lobhana Kendra, Sector 30, here yesterday.

Protest against appointment
Chandigarh, November 27
To express their resentment against the appointment of a MBBS doctor as their incharge, medical laboratory technicians of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, today walked out of their offices and raised slogans against the hospital authorities.


 
SPORTS

Only two city sportspersons make it to Doha Asiad
Chandigarh, November 27
Only two sportspersons from Chandigarh will represent the country in the forthcoming Asian Games starting in Doha from December 1.

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh with the winners and runners-up of the Chandigarh Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. Rahul, Sandeep, Pauline triumph
Chandigarh, November 27
All eyes were on 16-year-old Rahul Bakshi. The Class X student of St. John’s School, who returned a par round yesterday, played a four-over card today to clinch the 15-17 age-group title in the Chandigarh Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh with the winners and runners-up of the Chandigarh Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Skating honours for Mehak, Hardeep
Skaters taking part in the road race as a part of the 7th CBSE National Rollar Skating Championship organised by KB DAV SS S- 7, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, November 27
Mehak Paul of KB DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Chandigarh, representing North Zone I bagged the first place in the under 16 girls’ category while Hardeep Singh Dull of Bhavan Vidyalaya -27 emerged winner in North Zone-I (under-12 boys) group in the finals of the 7th CBSE National Rollar Skating Championship organised by Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Sector 7-B, at its rink here, yesterday.
Skaters taking part in the road race as a part of the 7th CBSE National Rollar Skating Championship organised by KB DAV SS S- 7, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Oscar, Saurav progress in badminton tourney
Panchkula, November 27
Oscar Bansal of Chandigarh defeated Amey Joshi of Railways 21-18, 21-18 in the junior boys’ singles (3 rd round), while Saurav Kapoor of Haryana reached the quarterfinal of the junior boys single in the XXXI Junior National Badminton Championships being held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today. In the pre-quarter final, he beat Tarun of Andhra Pardesh in straight games.

ADMINISTRATION

Ghaggar bridge to be closed from December 1
Authorities suggest alternative routes
Dera Bassi, November 27
The woes of the commuters on Chandigarh-Ambala highway seem to be never-ending. Over three months after the Ghaggar bridge, near here, was closed to heavy vehicular traffic, the bridge is again being closed for all kinds of traffic from December 1 for repair work.

Babus get a lesson in punctuality
Panchkula, November 27
Employees strolling to their offices had some surprise visitors in the form of a team of officials from the Administrative Improvement Cell of the Chief Secretary's office to "nab" latecomers.


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