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Post-Poll Violence
Four SOPU leaders booked

Chandigarh, November 6
Despite elaborate security arrangements, post-elections violence erupted on Panjab University campus past midnight last night. Hooligans damaged cars and vandalised the vice-chancellor’s residence.
An injured student of PU being taken away in a Gypsy in the wee hours of Tuesday An injured student of PU being taken away in a Gypsy in the wee hours of Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

‘Rawalpindi Express’ draws loudest cheers
Chandigarh, November 6
India and Pakistan teams arrived at hotel Taj GVK, Sector 17, here this evening. The teams will play their second ODI at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, on November 8. The teams arrived at the hotel four hours behind schedule.
(From left) Offspinner Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and M.S. Dhoni, arrive in Chandigarh on Tuesday to play the second ODI against Pakistan at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on November 8
MEN IN BLUE: (From left) Offspinner Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and M.S. Dhoni, arrive in Chandigarh on Tuesday to play the second ODI against Pakistan at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on November 8. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan







EARLIER STORIES

India-Pak ODI
Residents moan under heavy security
Mohali, November 6
Residents of the town were unnecessarily inconvenienced today with the Mohali police going overboard in controlling the traffic flow on the road opposite the PCA Stadium.


Residents struggle to find their way outside the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Residents struggle to find their way outside the PCA Stadium in Mohali

Flight Cancellation
Spicejet told to pay Rs 55,000
Chandigarh, November 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today directed Spicejet airlines to pay a compensation of Rs 55,000 to a city resident and his family for cancelling flight and not refunding the ticket money. Gulati Travel Services were fined Rs 5, 000 in the same case.

VB surveys Chimney Heights
Mohali, November 6
A team of the vigilance bureau carried out property assessment of Chimney Heights, a marriage resort owned by former Punjab DGP S.S.Virk. The team led by DSP Parminder Khaira remained at the resort through the day and carried out a thorough search.

Diwali Mela
Bedazzle with beads
Chandigarh, November 6
Come Diwali and driving on Chandigarh roads becomes a race in which chances are that the pedestrian will win. Specially the roads leading to the Diwali Shopping Mela and Kids Carnival, Sector 34, and the fair in Sector 17.
D.R. Yadav with his collection of bead strings at the Diwali mela in Sector 34, Chandigarh Gurjeet Kaur displays an embellished bag at her stall in the mela
(Right) D.R. Yadav with his collection of bead strings at the Diwali mela in Sector 34, Chandigarh on Monday. (Left) Gurjeet Kaur displays an embellished bag at her stall in the mela. — Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

Beware! Your mithai may be adulterated
Chandigarh, November 6
For the past few days, the columns have been agog with reports of adulterated milk and khoya being seized in the region. With the onset of festive season, the demand of milk and milk products has increased. Reports estimate that million litres of adulterated milk is produced daily in Uttar Pradesh and consumed in the nearby states. Even its adulterated by-products like khoya and paneer are sold in different states.



COMMUNITY

Dua: Lack of political will hinders growth
Chandigarh, November 6
Stressing on the need for better transparency, accountability and equal sharing of power for making democracy a success in the country, academicians and intelligentsia, attending a seminar on “Democracy, Development and Judiciary” at CRRID in Sector 19 today called for an all-out effort to protect the rule of law.

Rent Act Imbroglio
Beopar mandal turns to politicians for bailout
Chandigarh, November 6
The Chandigarh administration's recent decision to send the controversial rent Act notification to Parliament for approval is set to generate political heat in the coming weeks. The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, representative body of city traders, decided to convene an all-party meeting at a general body meeting yesterday.

SAFMA condemns arrest of Pak chapter’s chief
Chandigarh, November 6
The South Asian Free Media Association has expressed shock over the detention of its founding secretary-general Imtiaz Alam in Lahore on November 5. Terming the detention as “sudden and illegal”, the presidents of all national SAFMA chapters in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have condemned the Pakistani authorities.

A reformed drug addict turns saviour
Chandigarh, November 6
Tejinder Walia, a former drug addict, who created hell for his family for over 23 years, is on a unique mission to help the drug addicts come out of the deadly dragnet of drugs. In fact, an Amritsar-based businessman’s wisdom group has been spearheading a silent revolution against the drug abuse in the holy city by making the scores of former drug addicts sober ‘one day at a time’.

Tejinder Walia
Tejinder Walia

Admn bullies cracker vendors
Forces them to pay for fund to get licence
Panchkula, November 6
The district administration, ahead of Diwali, “bullied” cracker vendors to cough up “hefty” donations in the name of child welfare fund, here today, to get their licences for setting up cracker stalls. While the number of stalls were rationed and cut down to 50 instead of the usual 100 plus stalls set up in Sectors 14 and 5, the district administration, further, restricted their area of operation to Sector 5 only.

Fauji Beat
Withdraw Army from internal security duties: Panel
THE parliamentary committee on defence has recommended to the government that the Army should be withdrawn from the internal security (IS) duties and this responsibility should be handed over to the paramilitary and state police forces.

Jubilant newly commissioned women officers at the OTA, Chennai
Jubilant newly commissioned women officers at the OTA, Chennai

 
CRIME

Woman ‘hypnotised’, duped of ornaments
Chandigarh, November 6
An unidentified man and a woman duped an elderly woman of her ornaments worth about Rs 60,000 after allegedly “hypnotising” her near Hotel South End rotary in Sector 35 here this morning.

Thief leaves behind stolen cells
Chandigarh, November 6
It was a rare case, in which the thief did not flee with stolen articles even after breaking into a shop. According to the police, Sanjay Kumar, a Sector 22-based shopkeeper, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that mobile phones were stolen from his shop.

Ex-serviceman commits suicide
Dera Bassi, November 6
A 52-year-old ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. According to the police, Ramji Lal, a resident of Mukandpur, was facing allegations of harassment.

 
BUSINESS

Denmark has investment potential: Envoy
Chandigarh, November 6
Ole Lonsmann Poulsen, Ambassador of Denmark, addressed a session on “Bilateral Trade between India and Denmark-Opportunities and Prospects for Growth” held at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry this evening.

 
EDUCATION

Exhibition on till Nov 12
Celebrating heritage through art
Chandigarh, November 6
Art is historically linked to tradition. The earliest known works of visual excellence were inspired by local customs and mores.


Students of Government College of Art take a look at the artworks displayed at the 11th annual art exhibition of the Centurion Bank of Punjab at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Government College of Art take a look at the artworks displayed at the 11th annual art exhibition of the Centurion Bank of Punjab at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, in Chandigarh

From Colleges
Manoj, Malti best singers
Chandigarh, November 6
“CCET Idol 2007” was organised by Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology-26, today. Cultural events like bhangra, giddha and western dances were held.

Visually handicapped students of Government College, Sector 11, take part in the patriotic songs competition in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Visually handicapped students of Government College, Sector 11, take part in the patriotic songs competition in Chandigarh

Students say no to crackers

Chandigarh, November 6
The Haritima Eco Club of Government High School, Sector 29-A, Chandigarh, today held an awareness rally against the use of crackers on Diwali. Headmistress of the school Shobha Kapoor flagged off the rally, which saw participation of around 300 students.
Students of the Haritima Eco Club of Government High School, Sector 29-A, Chandigarh, hold a rally against the use of crackers on Tuesday.

Students of the Haritima Eco Club of Government High School, Sector 29-A, Chandigarh, hold a rally against the use of crackers

Call centre training institute opens
Chandigarh, November 6
Akiko Planet launched its call centre training and placement institute in Sector 26, here, on Monday. It is the company’s 127th centre in India. The centre will offer three-month certificate courses and six-month diploma courses.

COURTS

Five lawyers to be sworn in as HC judges

Chandigarh, November 6
Five advocates, including a woman lawyer, are all set to be sworn in as judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court following clearance of their names for elevation. In Chandigarh for attending a seminar on “Democracy, Development and Judiciary” at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, union law minister H.R. Bhardwaj said today: “Final orders on elevation of the judges are expected to be issued within a day or so.”


Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj
Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj

Now, judges to be held accountable for misconduct
Chandigarh, November 6
Judges will soon be judged by their peers! For, amidst voices of dissidence, the National Judicial Council Bill “has gone to Parliament”. The Bill is aimed at constituting a mechanism for looking into reported acts of misconduct of the judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

Saini Blast Case
Enlarge scope of probe: HC
Chandigarh, November 6
Just over a month after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to look into the alleged elimination of Balwant Singh Multani, Navneet Singh and Manjit Singh, accused in the Saini blast case.

 
CULTURE

Folk dance draws crowds to fair
Panchkula, November 6
The ongoing Red Cross fair organised by district Red Cross society in collaboration with the District Hospital Welfare Committee near the local bus stand, as usual, attracts large number of visitors to its various stalls. But the folk dance bonanza brought by the North Zone Cultural Centre and Department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Haryana remains the added charm ever since the fair started.

2 new albums of Wadali duo ready
Chandigarh, November 6
After playback singing in films like “Dhoop”, “Sarhad Par”, “Pinjar” and “Addi Tappa” the Wadali brothers have recorded for 'Saanjh Mohabatan Di' and two albums on T-series with lyrics from Sufi saints and contemporary poet Sanjiv Anand whose verses exude Sufism.



HEALTH

Hope for kids with facial deformities
PGI paediatric neurosurgery offers solutions
Chandigarh, November 6
A lesser-known area of paediatric neurosurgery is craniofacial surgery, which is yet to gain ground in India despite its significantly positive results. This surgery can set right the severest of deformities in the child’s craniofacial area.

‘Celiac disease most common cause of short stature’
Chandigarh, November 6
The parents of children with short stature in the region must approach physicians for diagnosis of the celiac disease (CD), and in case the result is positive, the simple treatment to gain height is to stop eating wheat and barley in any form.

PGI gears up to treat eye injuries on Diwali
Chandigarh, November 6
In view of Diwali and anticipation of a large number of emergencies due to cracker injuries, the department of ophthalmology, PGI, here has made special arrangements to meet emergencies and provide immediate treatment to the patients reporting at the PGI.

 
SPORTS

Mohali ODI
Travel plans for Pak visitors changed
Chandigarh, November 6
The Punjab Cricket Association today got dragged into an avoidable controversy. Security agencies today took objection to “statements” being issued by PCA bosses here with regards to travel plans of Pakistani visitors coming for the forthcoming Indo-Pak cricket tie on November 8 at Mohali.

PCA case put off until November 22
Mohali, November 6
Raghubir Kaur Khaira, SDM, Mohali, today remained on duty at the PCA Stadium, helping out in the security arrangements. Incidentally, she was also to hear the PCA versus sports department case, which she put off until November 22.

Tiger Jeet to set up wrestling academies
Chandigarh, November 6
Former freestyle WWF wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh is planning to set up wrestling academies in Punjab where the underprivileged children would be trained in the sport free of cost.


With a mission: Tiger Ali Singh (left) with his father Tiger Jeet Singh in Chandigarh for a brief halt, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Tiger Ali Singh (left) with his father Tiger Jeet Singh in Chandigarh for a brief halt

North Zone Horse Show
Capt Amit rides to victory
Chandigarh, November 6
Captain Amit Sinsinwar riding on his horse Jhoney bagged first place while Dharampal riding on Kavita came second in the novice jumping fault and out event on the second day of the North Zone Horse Show held at PU grounds, here, today.

A rider attempts to cross a hurdle during the North Zone Horse Show at PU grounds on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

A rider attempts to cross a hurdle during the North Zone Horse Show at PU grounds

Billiards
Rajat defeats Mandeep
Chandigarh, November 6
Rajat defeated Mandeep 3-2 (25-52, 60-23, 42-56, 66-44 and 53-06) in the senior snooker match on the second day of the 22nd Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Championship underway at Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Centre, Sector 22-D, here, today.

DC Model School girls excel
Panchkula, November 6
The girls’ team of the DC Model School has won the zonal badminton championship held at Rukmini Devi Public School, New Delhi, held from October 31 to November 7. The girls’ under-19 team won the first position and the under-16 team won the third position.


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