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Group spells out action plan on cattle village
Nod to modern milk plant near Hallomajra

Chandigarh, December 3
The working group constituted by the local Administration on the proposed “cattle village” to come up near Maloya has spelt out the action plan for the project. It has specified different departments of the administration which will provide a “comprehensive action plan” for the implementation of the project.

Disabled, not weak
Visually impaired protest, seek jobs
Chandigarh, December 3
On a call of the National Federation of Blind, the visually impaired from Punjab and Haryana today observed World Disabled Day as protest day.
Visually impaired persons from Punjab and Haryana hold a protest in Chandigarh on Sunday A disabled girl performs Haryanavi dance at a function at Asif Ali Bhavan, Sector 44, in Chandigarh on Sunday
WORLD DISABLED DAY: Visually impaired persons from Punjab and Haryana hold a protest in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari  A disabled girl performs Haryanavi dance at a function at Asif Ali Bhavan, Sector 44, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph










EARLIER STORIES

A MILLION DOLLAR SMILE
Participants of the semifinal round of Nyle Miss World Panjaban contest at Dara Studio in Mohali on Sunday
Participants of the semifinal round of Nyle Miss World Panjaban contest at Dara Studio in Mohali on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Early mornings are now both chilly and foggy. However, the cold weather does not deter two women from having a stroll in Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Sunday
Early mornings are now both chilly and foggy. However, the cold weather does not deter two women from having a stroll in Rose Garden in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

Chatrath’s nomination cleared
Chandigarh, December 3
The replies to the objections against the nominations of Ms Anu Chatrath from Ward No. 2 and Ms Lalit Bhardwaj (Joshi) were filed today with their respective returning officers. After hearing the replies of both candidates, the nomination papers of Ms Anu Chatrath were accepted from Ward No. 2 but the decision on the nomination of Ms Joshi will be taken tomorrow.

Chit Fund Scam
Cops clueless as probe begins
Dera Bassi, December 3
A day after the promoters of a fake chit fund company duped scores of residents of Dera Bassi and the surrounding villages of lakhs of rupees, the police today began its probe into the case and booked the promoters under Section 420 of the IPC. However, the police virtually groped in the dark as there was no clue of the Tamil Nadu-based promoters. Meanwhile, rumour-mongers had a field day in the township with mischievous elements getting sadistic pleasure out of the agony of hapless investors.

COMMUNITY

Ward No. 10 urban areas need attention
Chandigarh, December 3
Having pockets of urban areas, including Sector 45 A, C and D, and largely rural and slum areas of Burail village and Colony No. 5, more is always less for Ward No-10, which consists of Sector 45, Burail, Labour Colony No. 5. before delimitation. The ward, hopes area councilor Vijay Singh Rana of Chandigarh Vikas Manch, will prove a second time lucky for him.

Rural tourism: Merely a buzzword for administration
Chandigarh, December 3
Launched with much fanfare more than a year back in November 2005, the concept of rural tourism in the Union Territory has failed to make even a start. Not even a makeshift hutment has emerged at the site in Khuda Lahora which the Chandigarh Administration had chosen for development of a model village.
Nothing has changed on the site from where the rural tourism project was launched in Khuda Lahora village in November 2005. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Nothing has changed on the site from where the rural tourism project was launched in Khuda Lahora village in November 2005

Farmers from other states look for latest at Agrotech
Chandigarh, December 3
Mr Nachhatar Singh left his village in Punjab to shift to Uttaranchal. With it, he also left behind 37 acres of fertile land that he sold to his cousin. Now settled in a village in Uttaranchal, he is still doing what he knows best: farming.

Housing Problems
Krishna Enclave lacks basic amenities

Zirakpur, December 3
Residents of the Krishna Enclave on the Zirakpur-Kalka road continue to be at the receiving end regarding basic amenities even after four years.

Child labour has ended, in official records. However, what you see is the reality. A shoe-shine boy still polishes shoes to make a living in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday
Child labour has ended, in official records. However, what you see is the reality. A shoe-shine boy still polishes shoes to make a living in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

Lavish lifestyle attracts kidnappers, says study
Chandigarh, December 3
Flashy cars, jazzy mobile phones and latest electronic gadgets - you may be buying happiness for your child. But at the same time you are making him a soft target for kidnappers on the prowl to pocket heavy ransom. A case study of sensational kidnappings in Chandigarh and Punjab reveals that the captors more often than not eye children from affluent families for making quick bucks.Quoting the findings of case studies and discloser statements of culprits during the course of interrogations, senior officers of both the police forces assert that riches-on-display make it easier for the culprits to identify their targets.

Parishad wants Bihar bhavan in city
Chandigarh, December 3
The Bihar Parishad organised a Bhojpuri folk song-cum-cultural evening at the Law Auditorium, Panjab University, here this evening to mark Dr Rajendra Prasad jayanti.




Members of the Bihar Parishad attend a function at Panjab University on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Bihar Parishad attend a function at Panjab University on Sunday

Sanjukta's brother rules out foul play
Chandigarh, December 3
The Chandigarh police handed over the body of Sanjukta Dikshit, wife of PGI doctor Beomkesh Dikshit, to her family after a post-mortem today. Her brother, Devashish Panigrehi, has so far ruled out the possibility of any foul play leading to her death.

 
CRIME

Rash driving claims 2 lives
Chandigarh, December 3
In two hit-and-run cases, a 22-year-old youth and a 40-year-old PGI employee were killed here on Saturday. Both victims were rushed to the PGI, where they succumbed to their injuries last night.The city police has failed to trace the accused so far.

 
BUSINESS

Agro Tech-2006
Indian retail industry likely to ‘emerge’ largest in world
Chandigarh, December 3
The Indian retail industry is likely to emerge as the largest in the world. Modern retail started in India a decade ago and now occupies 35 per cent of the retail industry in the world. By 2020, this may surpass 70 per cent and the 10,000 new retail stores in the pipeline would cover over 2,50,000 sq feet.


A session in progress at Agro Tech-2006. — A Tribune photograph
A session in progress at Agro Tech-2006

 
EDUCATION

Indian Air Force selection drive  gets overwhelming response
Mohali, December 3
The fast-track selection drive started by Indian Air Force at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, near here, saw overwhelming enthusiasm from students of various engineering colleges of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

5000 take part in Science Olympiad
Chandigarh, December 3 The Science Olympiad 2006, an event organised by 'The Educationist' , saw huge participation with more than 5000 students appearing for it in Chandigarh and at 14 centres around the country. The test included subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and maths as per the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE and other competitive examinations.

Students rally behind Sidhu

 
CULTURE

A poetic treat
Panchkula, December 3
Seventeen acclaimed Punjabi poets, with their choicest literary creations, regaled the audience at a “kavi darbar” organised by the Haryana Punjabi Sahit Akademi in collaboration with the Haryana Punjabi Lekhak Sabha at the Gymkhana Club-II, Sector 3, here, today.

 
SPORTS

52nd National School Games
City boys, girls reign supreme

Chandigarh, December 3

The local boys and girls stole the show on the third day of the 52nd National School Games 2006-07 being organised by the Education Department here. Chandigarh boys (u-17) beat AP squad with a huge margin of 16-0.


A Chandigarh player scores a goal against AP in the 52nd National School Games at Sector 42 Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
A Chandigarh player scores a goal against AP in the 52nd National School Games at Sector 42 Stadium in Chandigarh

Aditi, Rajiv win TT titles
Chandigarh, December 3

Aditi Tandon of The Tribune emerged winner in the women’s singles category by beating Jyotika Sood 21-14, 22-20 in the Airtel-Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Table Tennis Tournament, held at DAV Public School, Sector 8, here today.Reigning champion Rajiv Bajaj of The Tribune today again displayed his supremacy as he comfortably beat his opponents to once again clinch the men’s singles trophy

Rajiv Bajaj in action during the Airtel-Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Table Tennis Tournament, held at DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Sunday.  — A Tribune photograph

Rajiv Bajaj in action during the Airtel-Chandigarh Press Club Inter-Media Table Tennis Tournament, held at DAV Public School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Sunday

Vikas, Karan move to next round
Chandigarh, December 3
Vikas defeated Harkanwal and Karan beat up Gagandeep to move to the next round of the singles’ category of The Fort Ramgarh YMCA Total Tennis Championship, held at YMCA Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here today.

Nawabs in driver's seat
Panchkula, December 3
A superb knock of 76 runs by Abhinav Kumar put Hyderabad in driver's seat as the team got 84-run lead over Baroda in the quarterfinal match of the All-India Inter-Zonal Knockout (U-22) Cricket Tournament being played at the J.R Institute of Cricket Technology, Barwala, here today.

 

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