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Four-laning: Clear NH-22 in 10 days, orders DC
Panchkula, November 12
The administration is gearing up for four-laning the Zirakpur-Parwanoo stretch of NH-22. Today, it began the process of identifying encroachments along the highway from Panchkula-Zirakpur and Kalka-Parwanoo.

Mid-Day Meal
Can of worms at GSSS-27
The worm-infested meal at the office of the DPI (S). Chandigarh, November 12
The claim of the Chandigarh administration regarding arrangements for hygienic cooked food to students under the mid-day meal scheme, proved wrong today when worms were found in one of the dishes served to students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here.


The worm-infested meal at the office of the DPI (S). — A Tribune photograph

RTI Act
GMADA officer fined Rs 25,000
Mohali, November 12
The state information commission has fined Paramjit Singh, information officer, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), Rs 25,000 for not giving satisfactory answers to queries by a Sector 70 resident.

School gets show-cause notice
Chandigarh, November 12
The Chandigarh education department today issued a show- cause notice to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, here today.




EARLIER STORIES

BSNL on the blink
November 12, 2007
Diwali turns sour for many
November 11, 2007
Diwali turns sour for many
November 10, 2007
Crackling bonhomie
November 9, 2007
DGP: No need for media passes
November 8, 2007
Four SOPU leaders booked
November 7, 2007
PUSU panel voted in
November 6, 2007
Candidates pick on one another
November 5, 2007
Candidates glum as PU boarders go home
November 4, 2007
CBSE ushers in grade system
November 3, 2007
7,500 ODI tickets gone in 3 hrs
November 2, 2007

Sarpanch sacked for sale of shamlat land
Mohali, November 12
The sarpanch of Hoshairpur village here has been removed from his post following an inquiry regarding the allegedly illegal sale of shamlat land in the village.

COMMUNITY

Women counselled on reproductive health
A health worker counsels women at an adolescent and reproductive health awareness camp at Khuda Lahora village on Monday. Chandigarh, November 12
An adolescent and reproductive health awareness camp was organised by the Youth Sports and Welfare Club and Teen Club, KhudaLahora, affiliated with the NYK (ministry of youth welfare and sports), here today.



A health worker counsels women at an adolescent and reproductive health awareness camp at Khuda Lahora village on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Booklet on child health released
Chandigarh, November 12
The Chandigarh administration launched a booklet “janani shishu swasthya abhiyan karya marg darshika” here today.

(From left) Tanvi and Poornima, who will represent Chandigarh at the National WizKid contest to be held at Bangalore, in a joyous mood on Monday. WizKids set for Bangalore
Chandigarh, November 12
Poornima Bansal, a Class VII student of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, and Tanvi, of Class X, Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, have reached the Horlicks WizKids finals which are to be held in Bangalore from November 17 to 21.




(From left) Tanvi and Poornima, who will represent Chandigarh at the National WizKid contest to be held at Bangalore, in a joyous mood on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Training camps for BJP office-bearers
Chandigarh, November 12
The BJP will organise training camps for its office-bearers and active workers to strengthen the party at the grassroots level, Balbir Punj, BJP in charge for Chandigarh and Punjab, said here today.

Lopsided policies hitting poor: AITUC
Chandigarh, November 12
The “anti-people” policies of the central and state governments came in for criticism at a convention of AITUC, CITU and other labour organisations here today.

MC Poll
Ward demarcation gets govt approval
Panchkula, November 12
The demarcation of wards for the forthcoming municipal council elections according to revised population statistics was given the nod at a meeting chaired by assistant director (election), urban local bodies, R.P. Makkar here today.

BSNL languor puts telemedicine project on hold
Telemedicine equipment installed at the civil hospital, Phase VI, Mohali.Mohali, November 12
The telemedicine project at the civil hospital here has failed to take off as the BSNL authorities have failed to provide connectivity for video conferencing. Officials of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) had committed the Punjab government to start the project by Diwali.

Telemedicine equipment installed at the civil hospital, Phase VI, Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Biker covers 3,227 km in 169 hours
Chandigarh, November 12
He loves to scale lofty peaks and travel miles to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, verdant forests and spectacular lakes.
Nature lover-cum-adventurous biker Charan Kamal Singh, 27, has undertaken expeditions to various passes and peaks in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttrakhand. After his recent expedition to Ladakh, his name has been entered in the Limca Book of Records.

First Gorkha Rifles reunion
Chandigarh, November 12
The First Gorkha Rifles (1GR) is holding a reunion of its serving and retired officers and men at its regimental centre at Subathu this week.

Crackdown on PDS dealers
Chandigarh, November 12
The state food and supplies department has said it has cancelled the licences of 276 dealers for committing various irregularities in the public distribution system during the first four months of the current financial year.

Golu 50-yr-old searches for his challenged son
Panchkula, November 12
Fifty-year-old Sandal cycles 48 km everyday all the way from Ramgarh in Panchkula to Kharar in SAS Nagar, searching for his mentally challenged son who went missing on November 3. For the Kharar police, it is just another “missing person” report. The routine reply is that the search for the boy is on.

                                                                                   Golu

Vigilance Week
Employees vow to fight corruption
Chandigarh, November 12
On the first day of the vigilance awareness week, finance secretary S.K. Sandhu administered oath of integrity and transparency to UT employees at the secretariat here today.

Members of biker group “Stunting Souls” pop a wheelie near Chaura village in Patiala. Making a mark on road
“Stunting Souls”, a biker group of Patiala, is on a mission. For, its 250 members have chosen to generate passion for biking among people of the state in their own style. With “We Play the Real Game” as their slogan, these bikers have even managed to draw sponsorships from two major companies, including Bajaj, to fund their sport.




RIDING HIGH: Members of biker group “Stunting Souls” pop a wheelie near Chaura village in Patiala. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Fauji Beat
Why is Army apolitical?
THE imposition of emergency in Pakistan has stirred the minds of military thinkers in India. There is a feeling in certain circles that Gen Musharraf might try military adventurism on Indian borders to prolong his rule.

 
CRIME

Tipsy cop held
Panchkula, November 12
The local police arrested a sub-inspector of the Haryana Armed Police (HAP) in an inebriated condition at the Sector 6 market here today.

Youths snatch gold chain, flee
Chandigarh, November 12
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain worn by 65-year-old Bhagwan Devi in Sector 46 this afternoon.

 
EDUCATION

Syndicate Meeting
Members to take up rechecking issue
Chandigarh, November 12
The issues related to rechecking and coding/decoding in the examination system would be taken up by the Panjab University syndicate in its meeting to be held on November 18.

The British School first IGCSE exam centre
Chandigarh, November 12
The British School has become the first school of north India to have been selected to be the examination centre for the international general certificate for secondary education (IGCSE).

Students, appearing as private candidates, and their parents at the PU fee counter to deposit forms on Monday. Chaos at PU fee counters
Chandigarh, November 12
A large number of students, appearing in the April 2008 examinations as private candidates, thronged the fee counters at Panjab University today to deposit forms. The university opened today after the Diwali holidays and the last date for depositing the forms along with the fee is November 15.

Students, appearing as private candidates, and their parents at the PU fee counter to deposit forms on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

PU Notes
Botany symposium from Nov 14
Chandigarh, November 12
The PU department of botany will organise a national symposium on ‘Recent Advances in Phycology: From Molecule to Ecosystem’ from November 14 to 16. Prof R.C. Sobti, vice chancellor, Panjab University, will inaugurate the symposium at Golden Jubilee Auditorium. Prof A.S. Ahluwalia, coordinator, SAP (UGC), botany department, is the organising secretary.

A faculty member from Thames Valley University, UK, gives tips to nursing students at Inscol Nursing Academy in Chandigarh on Monday. Indian nurses equipped to meet challenges: Expert
Chandigarh, November 12
Indian nurses are fully equipped to meet the growing challenges of the global nursing industry. This was stated by Denise Burley, a faculty member from Thames Valley University (TVU), UK, who was here to assist and assess the progress of the BSc nursing programme being run by the university and INSCOL.


A faculty member from Thames Valley University, UK, gives tips to nursing students at Inscol Nursing Academy in Chandigarh on Monday.

82 women trainees get diplomas
Mohali, November 12
A prize distribution function was organised by Guru Nanak Dev Handicrafts and Allied Institute at Jhanjeri village today. Prizes and diplomas in different trades were given to 82 women trainees.

Music, dance extravaganza from November 15
Mohali, November 12
The Chandigarh group of colleges will witness a two-day music and dance extravaganza from November 15.

COURTS

Consumer Court
Computer centre fails to finish course on time, fined
Chandigarh, November 12
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed a computer training centre, Indian Institute of Hardware Technology Ltd, Sector 34, to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 to Mahesh Singh for not finishing the course on time.

 
CULTURE

Atristes stage ‘Ek Tha Gadha Urf Aladad Khan’ during the Chandigarh Threatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, on Monday.Chandigarh Theatre Fest
Hindi play bares hypocrisy
Chandigarh, November 12
The Sandli Pairan Kala Kendra staged a satirical Hindi play ‘Ek Tha Gadha urf Aladad Khan’ on the second day of the ongoing Chandigarh Theatre Festival organised by the CSNA and Punjab Arts Council at the Randhawa auditorium here today.
Atristes stage ‘Ek Tha Gadha Urf Aladad Khan’ during the Chandigarh Threatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Drama fest from Nov 17
Chandigarh, November 12
The Sambhang Theatre Group - a society of performing arts - will organise a two-day dram a festival ‘Natyotsav-07’ in memory of Prabhat Gupta on November 17-18 at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36.

Street play on drug addiction staged
Chandigarh, November 12
City Entertainment Network staged a street play ‘Papa Ko Mat Batana’ at Plaza, Sector 17, here today.

 
SPORTS

Sandeep Singh attempts a penalty corner during Gurmit Hockey Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. Sandeep silences his critics
Chandigarh, November 12
The drag flicker Sandeep Singh has got his nick again. The brilliant show being put up by this penalty corner specialist in the two ‘A’ grade domestic hockey tournaments i.e. Surjit Hockey Tournament at Jalandhar and Gurmit Hockey Tournament at Chandigarh this month just corroborated the fact.

NEVER SAY DIE: Sandeep Singh attempts a penalty corner during Gurmit Hockey Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Rakesh to lead junior football team
Chandigarh, November 12
Rakesh Kumar, of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, has been appointed as the captain of the Chandigarh team which will take part in the 44th Junior National Football Championship for Dr B.C. Roy Trophy to be held at Gurgaon and Faridabad from November 14 to 30.

Stepping Stone in semis
Panchkula, November 12
An all round performance by Rahul (46 runs, 2 for 18) made Stepping Stones, Sector 37, Chandigarh team to beat St Xavier’s School, Sector 20, Panchkula team by 15 runs in today’s first quarter-final match for Satluj Winter Trophy U-15 cricket tournament. The tournament held at Satluj Public School, Sector-4, here today.

MCM player kicks the ball during a match with PU Campus in the PU Inter-College Football (women) Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. GHG college defeat Guru Gobind Singh college
Chandigarh, November 12
GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, thrashed the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Jhar Sahib, by 6-0 on the second day of Panjab University Inter-College Football (women) Tournament at PU grounds here today.


MCM player kicks the ball during a match with PU Campus in the PU Inter-College Football (women) Tournament in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Rajat is snooker champ
Chandigarh, November 12
Second seed Rajat Khaneja emerged winner in the senior snooker championship, beating top seed Sumit Talwar 3-1 in the 22nd Chandigarh (UT) Billiards and Snooker Championship at SCF 15, Sector 22, here today.

Ball badminton championship from Nov 14
Chandigarh, November 12
The Ball Badminton Sports Promotion Association will be organising the 5th Chandigarh Senior State Ball Badminton Championship at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, from November 14 to 15.

TT tourney from today
Chandigarh, November 12
All leading and registered players of the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association have confirmed their entries for the 20th State Table Tennis Championship, which will commence at the table tennis hall, Sec 23, here tomorrow.

Volleyball meet from November 16
Chandigarh, November 12
The Chandigarh Volleyball Association will organise sub-junior and junior-state volleyball championship in boys and girls sections on November 16 and 17 at Sports Complex, Sector 7. Players born on or after January 1, 1992 will be eligible to participate in the sub-junior championship, while players born on or after January 1, 1990 can take part in junior category. On the basis of the performance, selection will be made.



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