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Candidates pick on one another
Chandigarh, November 4
The otherwise lacklustre campaigning for the students’ elections came alive during the open house at Panjab University here today. The most-awaited part of the elections, the open house began two hours late. Once it began, tempers ran high among the candidates and the supporters.
Police officer Madhur Verma snatches the mike from Vikas Rathi, PUSU/INSO, after he continued to speak even though the allotted time was up.
Police officer Madhur Verma snatches the mike from Vikas Rathi, PUSU/INSO, after he continued to speak even though the allotted time was up.
A supporter shouts support for his candidate during the open house at PU on Sunday
A supporter shouts support for his candidate during the open house at PU on Sunday. —Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

PUDA official kills himself in office
Mohali, November 4
A 40-year-old junior draftsman working with the town and country planning department committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope from the ceiling fan in his office in the PUDA building here today.

Pak fans to be fetched from Wagah
Mohali, November 5
To keep a watch on fans from cricket who will be here for the Indo-Pak ODI on November 8, the Punjab Police will transport them from the Wagah border to Mohali.





EARLIER STORIES

Water tank collapses in Ind Area
Chandigarh, November 4
A tragedy was averted in Phase-I of Industrial Area here this evening when a dilapidated water tank, which was being dismantled, collapsed and fell on the road. Several labourers were put on the job to dismantle the structure.

Officials from the fire and police departments inspect the site where a water tank collapsed in Phase I, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Sunday evening. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Officials from the fire and police departments inspect the site where a water tank collapsed in Phase I, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Sunday evening.

In Basta
Monica Cheema Salesgirl’s death: Report pending for nine months
Chandigarh, November 4
Even after a lapse of seven months, the Chandigarh police failed to crack a mystery shrouding the death of 27-year-old Monica Cheema, whose decomposed body was found in a drain near Dhanas on February 6, this year.  The body was detected by a passer-by who noticed a hand protruding from slush of a drain. He informed the police about the incident.


COMMUNITY

These have-nots have a lot to offer
Candles, diyas and much more
Chandigarh, November 4
A pre-Diwali function was organised by the underprivileged children of Hamari Kaksha - A class apart at Government Nursery School in Sector 7, here, today. Apart from underprivileged and dropout students, teachers and students of Government College-11 and Government College for Girls-11 volunteered to make this function a success.
Children display their creations during the Diwali function held at Government Nursery School, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph
Children display their creations during the Diwali function held at Government Nursery School, Sector 7, in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Jan Verheyden Agriculture possible in cities, says Belgian expert
Chandigarh, November 4
Can there be agriculture in urban areas? Yes, says Jan Verheyden, a Brussels-based Belgian urban planner currently in the City Beautiful to complete his research work on the subject. “I intend to meet the Chandigarh Administration to share my ideas on the issue,” said Verheyden.
Verheyden is in love with India. He has been to various parts of the country on his vintage motorcycle.

18 Mech celebrates silver jubilee
Chandigarh, November 4
The 18th Battalion of the Mechanised Infantry, more popularly known as the “Indomitables”, celebrated its silver jubilee in Hisar yesterday. A series of events were organised to commemorate the event.
Wadali brothers perform at the Chandigarh Golf Range in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Wadali brothers perform at the Chandigarh Golf Range in Chandigarh on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Prof B.S. Khanna dead
Chandigarh, November 4
Prof B.S. Khanna, professor emeritus and founder head of the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, breathed his last today morning.

Family, fans join hands to preserve Virk’s works
Chandigarh, November 4
In an effort to preserve compiled works of Punjabi writer Kulwant Singh Virk, who passed away 20 years ago, his family today launched a website at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, here on his death anniversary.

Bal Niketan inmates get gifts
Chandigarh, November 4
Members of the Kalpana Chawla Memorial Education Society, Chandigarh, celebrated the festival of lights with the orphans of Bal Niketan, Sector 15, here, today.

Organisation to uplift tribals
Chandigarh, November 4
To establish a just and equitable society, a new organisation for the welfare of the tribals, Sanghra, was inaugurated by cardinal Telephore P Toppo on the premises of St Annes School-32, here today.

Child falls from 3rd floor, dies
Panchkula, November 4 In the second incident of its kind, a four-year-old boy today died after a fall from the third floor of an under-construction society in Sector 20, here, today. 

’84 riots victims hold candle march
Mohali, November 4
The 1984 riot victims today held a procession with candles in hand. More than 80 family members of the victims participated in the march to pay homage to the hundreds of Sikhs who had died in the November 1984 riots.

Six-year-old suffers burns, critical
Panchkula, November 4
Six-year-old Munni, a resident of Rathpur Colony in Pinjore, sustained 35 per cent burns after her clothes allegedly caught fire while she was playing with a matchbox in a jhuggi.

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CRIME

4 Dhanas children go missing
Chandigarh, November 4
Four children from Dhanas had gone missing since this morning under mysterious circumstances. They went from their houses for playing in the morning and did not come back till late in the evening, said the police.


 
EDUCATION

Rocking end to PEC fest
Chandigarh, November 4
The three-day celebrations at PEC concluded today with vibrating performances by rock bands at the TNT Rock Nite. A large number of participants took part in Eureka - the quiz contest conducted by quizmaster Gautam Ghosh. The stage play competition Natya Manch was won by Government College, Sector 11. There were other  competitions like, ‘Just a Minute’ and Antakshari.


 
CULTURE

‘Dheeyan Maaro Na’ hits silver screen
Chandigarh, November 4
It was a humble gathering of people who did not disown their yet-to-be born daughters. They, in fact, celebrated the birth of girls as a gift of God. Yesterday, they graced a special event that marked the release of a Punjabi film ‘Dheeyan Maaro Na’ dedicated to Punjab’s daughters. The film seeks to denounce female foeticide.

Vivek students stage inspiring tales
Chandigarh, November 4
Vivek High School-38 staged the play, ‘Those Who Dare’ in the school as a part of the 12th Founder’s Week celebrations.


HEALTH

Dr Amitava Ray Management of malignant brain tumours possible: Doctor
Chandigarh, November 4
Advances in medical research and technology have made the management of malignant brain tumours among adults and children possible.
Phenomenal research is still going on to understand tumours better, considering the rise in their incidence.


 
SPORTS

Gurmit Hockey Meet
CHA beat JK Police
Chandigarh, November 4
The Chandigarh Hockey Association (CHA)-XI registered a win against JK Police team 2-1 on the second day of the 37th SN Vohra Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.
The match between Chandigarh Hockey Association XI and JK Police team in progress during the 37th SN Vohra Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
The match between Chandigarh Hockey Association XI and JK Police team in progress during the 37th SN Vohra Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Indo-Pak ODI
Ace bowler Nissar’s family to be PCA guest
Mohali, November 4
The family of the late legendary cricketer Mohammad Nissar will be the special guest of the Punjab Cricket Association during the Indo-Pakistan ODI on November 8 here.

Arunima, Ameek chess champs
Chandigarh, November 4
Arunima Goyal among the girls and Ameek Malhotra from the boys’ group emerged as champions with four and five points respectively during the Under-13 boys’ and girls’ chess championship 2007 which concluded at St Joseph Senior School Sector 44-D here today.

Cricket
Stepping Stones beat DC Model
Panchkula, October 4
Stepping Stones beat D.C. Model School by nine wickets in the Satluj Trophy League-cum-Knockout Cricket Tournament at Satluj grounds, Sector 4, here today.

Mridul clinches golf title
Chandigarh, November 4
Mridul clinched the title in a putting competition organised by the Punjab Golf Association for students and staff of Alliance Francais, Chandigarh, at the Chandigarh Golf Range, here, today.

BSF lawn tennis tourney begins
Chandigarh, November 4
The 7th Inter-Frontier Lawn Tennis Tournament of the Border Security Force (BSF) is scheduled to commence in Chandigarh today. As many as 13 teams comprising 52 players from all over India would be participating in the three-day event.

Jarnail creates powerlifting records
Pinjore, November 4
Jarnail Singh from Public Sports Club, Sector 56, created records in the 60 kg class squat event, bench press, dead lift and the total weight during the 8th Sub-junior Boys and 15th Junior Men Chandigarh Powerlifting Championship held at the Sector 42 weightlifting coaching centre, here, today. In 67.5 kg class, Pardeep Bhatia also created a new record in squat event and won gold medal by lifting total weight of 307.5 kg.


ADMINISTRATION

Admn to probe pilferage of rice bags
Chandigarh, November 4
Taking congnizance of a scam in the distribution of rice under the Public Distribution System (PDS) to the fair price shops in the city, the administration has decided to probe the matter.



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