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BSNL on the blink
Snag snaps phone link with Mohali
Chandigarh, November 11
The much-touted “Connecting India” slogan of the public sector telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited went for a toss today with the satellite town of Mohali remained cut off from the rest of the world owing to an apparent technical snag.

Slum children to get free higher education
UT collaborates with NGO
Chandigarh, November 11
Slum children will now have access to higher education. Waking up to the long-felt need for bringing the underprivileged children under the fold of literacy, the Chandigarh administration has signed an MoU with an NGO, which will drive the project.

In Basta
Delay in viscera report blocks probe
Death of rusticated class XI student
Chandigarh, November 11
Mystery continues to shroud the death of Lairenmayum Albertsons Singh, a 16-year-old student of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, who was found lying dead on the roadside in Sector 15 on November 20 last year.

Suspended cop assaults woman
Chandigarh, November 11
Manmohan Singh, a constable of the Chandigarh police who had been placed under suspension for misbehaving with a woman in his locality, allegedly assaulted another woman in Sector 41-D today.




EARLIER STORIES


COMMUNITY

Sale of group housing society flats
Lock-in period to be cut to 5 years
Chandigarh, November 11
The decision to reduce the mandatory lock-in period for the sale of flats of group housing societies would be implemented soon. A notification in this regard would be issued soon, a senior official confirmed.

Kumaon artistes present a colourful programme during Uttarakhand Divas celebrations at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Kumaon artistes present a colourful programme during Uttarakhand Divas celebrations at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Missing Kidneys
Shown door by PGI, patient battles for life
Chandigarh, November 11
Kanta Devi (50), a resident of Shahbad Markanda, is battling for life as the family can neither arrange a kidney for the poor patient nor money required for dialysis. Moreover, the PGI has asked the family to take the patient home.

Warring families reach police station
Chandigarh, November 11
High drama was witnessed at the Sector 19 police station today when two families squared off following the death of 26-year-old Jatin Sharma and his wife’s refusal to stay with her in-laws.

Brig in dock for misuse of staff
Chandigarh, November 11
A Brigadier and a Colonel are reportedly in the dock for alleged misuse of Army manpower and misappropriation of diesel respectively. A court of inquiry (COI) has held them prima facie blameworthy for their said acts of omission and commission, it is learnt.

Rehabilitation
Vocational training for drug addicts on agenda
Chandigarh, November 11
In order to bring down the relapse rate in treated drug addicts, the department of psychiatry at the GMCH is thinking of making arrangements for providing vocational training to those admitted at drug de-addiction camps held by it.

Electoral rolls
Extend deadline for revision: Council
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh Social Welfare Council today demanded extension of at least three weeks in the last date of revision of electoral rolls in the city. The last date for checking the draft electoral rolls is November 16.

Tributes paid to martyr
Panchkula, November 11
Tributes were paid to Captain Rohit Kaushal on his 12th martyrdom day at his ancestral village, Jalauli, in Panchkula here on Sunday. Captain Kaushal had sacrificed his life in an encounter with Afghan militants in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on November 11, 1995. He was honoured posthumously with the Sena Medal by the Government of India.

Residents rue poor state of bus stand
Mohali, November 11
Hundreds of residents of Hoshiarpur village, near here, are facing inconvenience as the only bus stop that caters to the village is in dilapidated state. The structure of the bus stand is damaged and provides no protection from the sun and rain. The residents have been complaining to various authorities regarding the construction of the bus stand but nothing has been done so far.

Dera Bassi to have Vishwakarma Bhawan
Dera Bassi, November 11
Punjab co-operation minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh today announced that Vishwakarma Bhavan would be set up in Dera Bassi.

Letters
Renovation woes
I reside in a government accommodation in Sector 22-A. The renovation work, which is going on in our locality for the past two months, is causing inconvenience to residents. Floors in bathrooms have been laid in such a way that water remains clogged there. Electricity wires are hanging in the air and the electricity connection to bathroom has been disconnected.

 
CRIME

Cash, jewellery stolen from Sector 52 house
Chandigarh, November 11
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakh of rupees after breaking into a house in Sector 52. The police said Avinder Singh had lodged a complaint that he along with his family went to Patiala a day before Diwali and the theft came to light when his neighbours saw the house ransacked and informed them.

Moped, car collide; one killed
Chandigarh, November 11
Chaman Lal, a resident of Sector 20, was killed after his moped was hit by a car at the Aroma lights point here last night.

Motor cycle rams into median, 1 dead
Kharar, November 11
A youth was killed in a road accident near Daun village last night. Rajinder Singh (27) and his colleague Deen Mohammad were going on a motor cycle when it rammed into a road divider.

 
BUSINESS

Beopar Mandal’s online response to corporate threat
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM), representative body of the city traders, has started harnessing information technology for the welfare of traders. As a first step, it has gone online to face the challenge posed by the entry of big corporates in the retail sector.

CHB to sell commercial properties to generate funds
Chandigarh, November 11
To offset the expenditure incurred in implementing various projects of the administration, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will be allowed to sell commercial property.

CII fair attracts enquiries worth Rs 16 crore
Chandigarh, November 11
The recently-concluded four-day CII Chandigarh Fair generated business enquiries worth over Rs 16 crore, while over 2 lakh consumer and business visitors thronged the fair.

Seminar on banking, finance
Mohali, November 11
The Mohali Industries Association will hold a one-day seminar-cum-exhibition on banking, finance and insurance on November 15 at MIA Bhawan here.

 
EDUCATION

Allotment of land to school
Residents up in arms against HUDA
Panchkula, November 11
Residents of Sector 12 took out a procession with lit candles in their hands today to protest against allotment of the open space between two parks to a private nursery school by the Haryana Urban Development Authority.

 
CULTURE

Theatre fest begins with Punjabi play
Artistes stage ‘Anhi Gali Da Mour’ during the second Chandigarh Theatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, November 11
The second Chandigarh Theatre Festival, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi in association with the Punjab Arts Council, commenced with the staging of a Punjabi play ‘Anhi Gali Da Mour’ at the Randhawa auditorium of Punjab Kala Bhavan here today.

Artistes stage ‘Anhi Gali Da Mour’ during the second Chandigarh Theatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Bharatnatyam danseuse Priya Venkataraman performs at a baithak programme in Chandigarh on Sunday. Bharatnatyam code needs to be softened: Priya
Chandigarh, November 11
Of all forms of performing arts, dance is regarded as the most ancient and majestic in the world, maintains globe-trotting Bharatnatyam danseuse Priya Venkataraman. “During my 12 years of teaching and practising the oldest Indian classical dance form at my institute, Kalakriti, Rock Ford, Chicago, USA, I have found American or Indian art lovers equally enamoured with the compelling charm of Bharatnatyam,” she adds.



Bharatnatyam danseuse Priya Venkataraman performs at a baithak programme in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Bharatnatyam danseuse holds audience spellbound
Chandigarh, November 11
A striking stage presence, an expressive abhinaya and an adroit control over rhythmic footwork remained the salient features of the Bharatnatyam dance recital held at Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.

City firm to produce 3D animation film
Chandigarh, November 11
Chandigarh-based media and entertainment company Compact Disc India Ltd (CDI) has secured one of the largest animations film outsourcing contract worth $19.80 million. The deal has been signed with iMedia Ventures Ltd. They plan to animate a sci-fi-cum-thriller titled ‘3000 BC’. International actors will lend their voices for the movie.

Cultural bonanza at Leisure Valley
Chandigarh, November 11
The Kumaon Sabha today organised a cultural extravaganza at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, to celebrate Uttarakhand divas. The folk art performance by artistes cast a spell on the audience.

HEALTH

8 more persons with eye injuries admitted
Chandigarh, November 11
Eight more persons with eye injuries suffered during Diwali celebrations were admitted to the PGI today. With this the number of patients with eye injuries at the PGI has risen to 34, including 17 children below the age of 15.

 
SPORTS

Senior players must be recalled: Pillay
Chandigarh, November 11
Dhanraj Pillay in action during the Gurmit Hockey Memorial Cup at the hockey stadium, Secter 42, in Chandigarh on Sunday. For Indian hockey, the most important challenge is clearing forthcoming Olympic qualifiers in next year, feels former Indian captain Dhanraj Pillay. “With the top players being left out of the Olympic qualifier camp getting under way at Bangalore, the team will face a tough task during the qualifiers. Winning Asia Cup and some recent podium finishes does not mean that reserving berth in the Olympics will be easy”, said the star striker, who is in town to participate in the 37th SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Sector 42 hockey stadium.

Dhanraj Pillay in action during the Gurmit Hockey Memorial Cup at the hockey stadium, Secter 42, in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Top honours for Darshan, Joginder
Trainees of the Chandigarh Horse Riding Society in joyous mood after clinching medals during the North Zone Horse Riding Show at Panjab University grounds, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Chandigarh, November 11
Darshan Singh Dhillon was adjudged best young rider and Joginder best junior rider on the concluding day of North Zone Horse Riding Show held at PU grounds, here today.

Trainees of the Chandigarh Horse Riding Society in joyous mood after clinching medals during the North Zone Horse Riding Show at Panjab University grounds, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

City to have women’s polo team
Chandigarh, November 11
Aiming to form India’s first-ever women’s polo team, the Chandigarh Horse Riders Society is in the process to chalk out a comprehensive plan to achieve this objective.

GGS College emerge champs
Chandigarh, November 11
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, won Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis (Women) A-Division Tournament for 2007-08 at gymnasium hall of Panjab University here today.

Passi to lead city football team
Chandigarh, November 11
Sumit Passi, a trainee of Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42, and a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, will lead the Chandigarh team which will take part in the 53rd National School Games (under-14) being organised under the aegis of the School Games Federation of India at Salt Lake in Kolkata from November 13 to 19.

Ranjit, Sunil star in Sun XI win
Chandigarh, November 11
A fine batting display by Ranjit Gill (30) and Sunil Sharma (27) enabled Sun XI to beat Innovative Consultants by seven wickets in the 4th Girish Nayyar Memorial League Cricket Tournament.

ADMINISTRATION

Admn in fix over implementing orders
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh administration is in a fix to implement the orders of the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pension regarding the overstay by bureaucrats who are on deputation from Punjab and Haryana.


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