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Breaking rules: Now, Dullo’s son in soup
Booked on two counts

Chandigarh, December 7
The Chandigarh Police today booked son of Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo for unauthorised use of red light on a vehicle. The incident took place in Sector 36 yesterday.

The Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh. Is decked up for the Chrysanthemum Show, which is to start on Friday
The Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh. Is decked up for the Chrysanthemum Show, which is to start on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Ward 7 poll countermanded
Chandigarh, December 7
Elections to ward No.7 have been countermanded following the death of BSP candidate Tarlochan Singh. The election will now be conducted again at a later date. Fresh nominations will be invited and the whole procedure, including the appointment of Returning Officers, scrutiny of nominations and imposition of election code of conduct will be conducted again.

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Campaign gains momentum
Chandigarh, December 7
Campaigning for the forthcoming MCC elections gained pace with ex-Mayors of the city launching their poll campaign today. Former Mayor Subhash Chawla and sitting councillor from ward No. 4 started his election campaign from Sector 23-D. Accompanied by representatives of various residents’ welfare associations and Mr B.B. Bahl, party president of the Congress, he took out a padyatra.

Removal of poll posters ordered
Chandigarh, December 7
As the elections are getting nearer, violations of the code of conduct are also getting rampant. Returning officers have been flooded with complaints. Mr I.S. Sandhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner and returning officer of ward Nos. 1-4, said he had already ordered removal of posters displayed in his area today. He had got Dadu Majra area cleaned of party flags yesterday.

GMCH turns saviour for man shunned by PGI
Chandigarh, December 7
Mr Balbir Singh, who was allegedly denied treatment by the PGI after he caught infection in both his legs, is on his way to recovery at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Mr Balbir Singh, who is under treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh.  — A Tribune photograph
Mr Balbir Singh, who is under treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital

A ‘special’ spell
Chandigarh, December 7
At the outset, it was difficult to judge that the cricketers, who were spilling energy on the fields of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, today, were special.

Taruna Chowdhary Dhall Watch out
Dr Taruna Chowdhary Dhall, an eminent educationist, is in Bangkok where she will present her paper on “Reorienting Teacher Education for Sustainable Development” tomorrow. She has been invited by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), to share her thoughts with other eminent teachers of South Asia at three-day conference.

David Pollock In Town
Dr David Pollock, an orthopaedic surgeon from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Carolina, USA, will participate in an “Intelligent Knee Surgery Course 2006” being launched at the PGI tomorrow.

Passing Through


Acute shortage of workers in Canada, says expert
Chandigarh, December 7
Mr Nigel Thomson, member of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants, said here today that the Canadian labour market was facing an acute shortage of workers which had affected the development works in all provinces and territories.

From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution
Chandigarh, December 7
Have you heard of rice rich in Vitamin A and iron, or potatoes rich in protein or a vaccine-laced banana, decaffeinated coffee and a self-illuminating Christmas tree? Yes, all this is possible and happening in the world already riding the “gene revolution.”

14-year-old boy faces amputation
Chandigarh, December 7
Out of purview of child labour prevention laws, hundreds and thousands of poor children continue to brave exploitation of the worst kind. Fourteen-year-old Raju is no exception to the norm.

Virinder is Chrysanthemum King
Chandigarh, December 7
Virinder Sharma walked away with the titles of King, Queen and Princess at the 20th Annual Chrysanthemum Show-2006 at the Terraced Garden, Sector 33, here today. The competition segment of the show concluded today while prizes would be conferred on December 10.

Fire in Connect showroom
Chandigarh, December 7
Fire broke out in the in the Connect showroom in Sector 35 market here today. The fire, which was caused due to a short circuit, spread quickly, engulfing a part of the ground floor. Though property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in the fire, no loss of life was reported.

IGP honours three cops
Chandigarh, December 7
The UT Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr S.K. Jain, today awarded a commendation certificates to a Sub-Inspector (SI) and two constables for apprehending two accused involved in snatching incidents on Tuesday.

Martyrs’ kin given cheques
Mohali, December 7

Financial benefits to the tune of Rs 4 crore were given to the kin of Army personnel who got killed or were physically disabled in various operations during the past two years at a Flag Day function organised by the Rajya Sainik Board, Punjab, in Phase X here today.

Army men at the armed forces Flag Day function at Phase-X, Mohali, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Army men at the armed forces Flag Day function at Phase-X, Mohali, on Thursday

Passport adalat on Dec 16
Chandigarh, December 7
The second passport adalat will be organised by the Regional Passport office on December 16. The adalat will focus on grievances of the people of Ludhiana district. The adalat will be held at the Regional Passport Office in Sector 34.


Villager sets himself on fire
Mohali, December 7
A resident of Mohali village allegedly ended his life by setting his clothes on fire here this evening. According to information, Bablu Shah locked himself in a room and set his clothes on fire.

Constable found dead
Chandigarh, December 7
A constable of Chandigarh Police, Jasbir Singh, was found dead near a liquor vend at Kansal village here this morning. Ruling out the possibility of foul play, the police said no injury mark was found on the body.

3 booked for fraud
Chandigarh, December 7
The police has booked three residents of Sector 45 for allegedly duping a Ram Darbar resident of Rs 45,000 on the pretext of sending him abroad. The police said Mr Sumit Kumar of Phase I, Ram Darbar, reported to the police that Jai Ram, Paras Ram and Raj Kumari, all residents of Sector 45, had taken Rs 45,000 from him with the promise of sending him to Canada.

Attempt to ‘kidnap’ girl, three held
Dera Bassi, December 7
An attempt to “kidnap” a 19-year-old girl from Amritsar was foiled by the local police this evening with the arrest of three persons. A police party arrested Rajbir Singh, Pinky Sharma and Balbir Singh, when they were on their way to Ambala from Chandigarh after allegedly “kidnapping” the girl from Chandigarh.

One killed, two hurt in road mishap


Ex-Panjab varsity prof Luthar dead
Chandigarh, December 7
Prof I. S. Luthar, an eminent mathematician and former Professor, Panjab University, breathed his last at the PGI here this morning after a brief illness. He was 74. He had been admitted to the PGI for the past few days.

Diploma in human rights
Chandigarh, December 7
The Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, has launched a postgraduate diploma course in human rights and duties. Announcing the launch of the course, Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, dwelt upon the inter-relationship of science, religion and spirituality with regard to human rights. He said natural and social scientists should work together to serve humanity.

Fellowship for PU lecturer
Chandigarh, December 7
Dr Tapan Kumar Sau, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been awarded the prestigious Humanboldt Research Fellowship by Alexander von Humanboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany.

Support for Gurnam's kin


District courts to go online
Chandigarh, December 7
Information about old and new cases being heard at the Chandigarh district courts, including their latest date of hearing, will soon be available at the click of a mouse. The district courts are all set to go online. With the assistance of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), all preparations have been made for the launch of a website of the district courts by the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

CMO, 2 shops get notice Unhygienic food
Mohali, December 7
A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the court of the Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, Mohali, alleging that food was being prepared by certain eating joints and sweetmeat shops in an unhygienic manner and the authorities concerned had failed to take disciplinary action in this regard.


New hope for budding actors
Chandigarh, December 7
Faced with the dearth of acting talent in the region, theatre director Umesh Kant has decided to set up his own institute to impart training in acting. The institute, the first professional acting academy in the city, will teach all relevant disciplines including stage setting, lights, music composition, make up and other technical aspects.


Inquiry marked into death of girl


Monika wins gold in shot put
Chandigarh, December 7

Monika Bansal of the PCDA (WC) won a gold medal in the shot put event on the second day of the All-India Defence Accounts Athletic Meet at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

The winners of an event at the All-India Defence Accounts Athletic Meet at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
The winners of an event at the All-India Defence Accounts Athletic Meet at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh

Total tennis title for Chandam
Chandigarh, December 7
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) product unseeded Chandam Shaolin clinched the title in men’s singles after thrashing the second seed Mandeep Gill also of the CLTA in straight sets at 6-1, 6-3 in The Fort Ramgarh YMCA Total Tennis Championship at the YMCA, Sector 11 here today.

Wrestling title for SD College boys
Chandigarh, December 7
GGSD College, Sec-32, emerged winner by securing 38 points in the Panjab University Wrestling (Men) Championship for 2006-07 which concluded at the PU premises here yesterday.



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