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College boys stone buses
Mohali, November 13
Students of Government College here stoned Punjab roadways buses, injuring a passenger. The students allege the buses do not pick them up and they have to wait for hours for private and CTU buses.

Children’s Day
Toast to innocence
Chandigarh, November 13
Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on November 29 every year. The date was chosen as it marks the anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. In 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed on the same date, which has been sanctioned by 191 states ever since.


You must have read many fairy tales and stories of long ago. But the world itself is the greatest fairy tale and story of adventure that was ever written. Only we must have eyes to see and ears to hear and a mind that opens out to the life and beauty of the world
— Nehru

CVC team to inspect PGI’s cardiac centre
Chandigarh, November 13
The upcoming Advance Cardiac Care Centre at PGI has come came under the scanner of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) with a two-member team of civil engineers (CVC), New Delhi, reaching here in the afternoon.




EARLIER STORIES

Four-laning: Clear NH-22 in 10 days, orders DC
November 13, 2007
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

World Diabetes Day
Schoolkids, toddlers among victims
Mohali, November 13
An increasing number of schoolgoing children are being detected with diabetes mellitus and this is a worrying sign, says Dr K.P. Singh, senior consultant endocrinologist, Fortis Hospital.

Infected Meal
Probe ordered; report in 10 days
Chandigarh, November 13
Taking cognizance of the worm-infested meal served to students of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, under the mid-day scheme yesterday, the UT Administrator, Gen SF Rodrigues (Retd), today ordered an inquiry.


COMMUNITY

Mohali to house central university
Mohali, November 13
Punjab has offered land to the union government in Mohali for setting up of a first central university in the state. This was announced by Punjab chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh while inaugurating the transit campus of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here.
Punjab chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh at the inauguration of the transit campus of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —A Tribune photograph
Punjab chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh at the inauguration of the transit campus of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Environment Friendly Drive
PU dons cycle round the campus
Chandigarh, November 13
The entire top brass of the Panjab University participated in an environment friendly drive held on the university campus here today. The event was sponsored by B.C.M. Foundation, which gave away 15 brand new cycles to the university to promote cycling and healthy habits.

SHOWING THE WAY: Panjab University VC R.C. Sobti cycles along with senior officials during an environmentally friendly drive on the campus on Tuesday.—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Panjab University VC R.C. Sobti cycles along with senior officials during an environmentally friendly drive on the campus on Tuesday.

‘Parivartan’ begins on rowdy note
Mohali, November 13
Students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, organised a roadshow to mark the beginning of a two-day festival, ‘Parivartan’. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, president, CGC, flagged off a rally of a large number of students on bikes, cars, buses, jeeps and trucks from the college campus.
Students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, during a road show in Mohali on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, during a road show in Mohali on Tuesday.

Illegal occupation of parking space
MC challans four banks
Chandigarh, November 13
The municipal corporation today challaned four banks for occupying parking space in the Bank Square. The challans, issued by the enforcement wing of the corporation, have come following the corporation’s initiative to streamline parking in various parking lots of the city.
Punjab Co-operative Bank chairman is stopped by a municipal corporation employee from parking his car outside the bank office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —A Tribune photograph
Punjab Co-operative Bank chairman is stopped by a municipal corporation employee from parking his car outside the bank office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Deeper introspection needed to combat bio-disaster
Chandigarh, November 13
The role of law enforcement agencies and public health authorities, their proactive coordination and surveillance vis-a-vis defence against bio-terrorism at the state and national level requires a deeper introspection in order to prevent or combat a high intensity bio-disaster.
Babbu Mann and Gurleen Chopra during the shooting of Punjabi film ‘Hashar’ at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Babbu Mann and Gurleen Chopra during the shooting of Punjabi film ‘Hashar’ at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Ex-mayors to form council
Chandigarh, November 13
Former mayors of the municipal corporation today decided to form Chandigarh Mayors Council. The decision was taken at a meeting of former mayors and the current mayor.

Upgrade trauma facilities, Rodrigues to hospitals
Chandigarh, November 13
Punjab Governor and UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) has asked the three premier government health facilities - PGI, Government Medial College and Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16 - to restructure their trauma services to provide quality service to patients.

Youth commits suicide
Panchkula, November 13
A 25-year-old youth, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, today committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near Chandimandir. The incident took place at about 5:30 pm. According to eye witnesses, Sanjeev Kumar jumped in front of the Himalayan Queen. He died instantly. A suicide note was recovered from the youth.

’84 Riots
5 held for holding protest at Sector 17 plaza
Chandigarh, November 13
The police today arrested five members of the Panthak Vichar Manch (PVM), Chandigarh, including its president, after they tried to stage a protest at the Sector 17 plaza.

Kalka-Howrah mail cancelled
Chandigarh, November 13
Due to the bandh call in West Bengal, the Northern Railways has cancelled the Kalka-Howrah mail scheduled to leave the Kalka railway station at 11.45 pm tomorrow. — TNS

Letters


 
CRIME

Youths snatch woman’s chain
Chandigarh, November 13
Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a gold chain of a woman in Sector 29 this afternoon.

Drug Peddling
Accused’s fiancée seeks probe by independent agency
Chandigarh, November 13
Accusing Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials of being corrupt, Lada Svobodova, fiancée of Israeli national Lior Avi Ben Moyal who is facing trail on charges of possessing contraband, today asked for re-investigation into the case by an independent agency.


 
EDUCATION

Student leaders sworn in
VC announces lucrative proposal for campus students
Chandigarh, November 13
Students handling security, students giving information at enquiry offices and even issuing books at libraries, all this would be possible at Panjab University (PU) soon, announced the PU vice chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti, during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Panjab University Students’ Campus Council today.
PU vice chancellor Prof R C Sobti offers sweets to the newly elected president of the students’ council Parminder Jaswal after the oath-taking ceremony at Panjab University on Tuesday. Also seen in the picture is Sunny Bharadwaj (secretary), Gagandeep Kaur (vice-president) and Jasdeep Dhillon (joint-secretary).
PU vice chancellor Prof R C Sobti offers sweets to the newly elected president of the students’ council Parminder Jaswal after the oath-taking ceremony at Panjab University on Tuesday. Also seen in the picture is Sunny Bharadwaj (secretary), Gagandeep Kaur (vice-president) and Jasdeep Dhillon (joint-secretary). —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Penalise erring colleges: DAV teachers
Chandigarh, November 13
The Panjab University vice chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti, held a meeting with the representatives of the MCM and DAV College Employees' Union today to discuss the implementation of the PU calendar provisions regarding provident fund and leave encashment.

Essay contest
Chandigarh, November 13
An essay-writing competition on ‘Health Services and Corruption’, ‘Dedicated and Transparent Administration’ and ‘Brain Drain in Health Sector’ for employees of the PGI was organised today at 11 am. The competition was held as a part of Vigilance Awareness Week, which began yesterday.

Children’s Day
Puppet show at PGI
Chandigarh, November 13
The PGI’s paediatrics department will organise a puppet show for children admitted to the Advanced Paediatric Centre on the occasion of Children’s Day tomorrow.


COURTS

Consumer Courts
SOTC, agent penalised Rs 1 lakh
Chandigarh, November 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed SOTC agent Bikram S. Boparai and SOTC chief executive officer, Colaba, Mumbai, Zubin Karkaria to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation to a complainant for not providing adequate services.


 
CULTURE


Chandigarh Theatre Festival
Depicting hard realities
Chandigarh, November 13

Maintaining their tradition of excellence in drama productions, Abhinet, the oldest theatre ensemble in the city, gave yet another majestic stage performance of play. ‘Kaanch Ghar’ during the ongoing Chandigarh theatre festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan. The play, a Hindi adaptation of a William Tennessee classic ‘Glass Managerie’, established the literary elegance of thespian Dr Atulvir Arora. Structured in the American lifestyle, the play offered a lively and realistic portrayal of a middle-class family, headed by Amanda Wingfield.
Artistes stage ‘Kanch Ghar’ during the second Chandigarh Theatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —
Artistes stage ‘Kanch Ghar’ during the second Chandigarh Theatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


 
SPORTS

GSSS-8 lift softball title
Chandigarh, November 13
Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Sector 8, emerged winners in the Inter-School Softball Tournament for girls held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here today.

Table Tennis
Sacred Heart eves register win
Chandigarh, November 13
The paddlers of Manav Mangal Coaching Centre-21 and Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, bagged team championships title for cadet boys and cadet girls category, respectively, in the 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship. The championship is being organised by Chandigarh Table Tennis Association at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here.
Mukund Kakkar, Aditya Pandey and Harsimran of Manav Mangal Coaching Centre-21 who won the cadet boys’ team title in the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championships at TT Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Mukund Kakkar, Aditya Pandey and Harsimran of Manav Mangal Coaching Centre-21 who won the cadet boys’ team title in the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championships at TT Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

CCTA aims it big
Chandigarh, November 13
The city is emerging as a vibrant nursery for tennis and the latest in its kitty is the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy (CCTA) on Chandigarh Club premises, here.


Tennis coach Birbal Wadhera gives tips to budding players at Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Tennis coach Birbal Wadhera gives tips to budding players at Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy on Tuesday.

Basketball tourney
Chandigarh, November 13
Springdale Public School, Amritsar, will defend to retain their title with the opening match against DAV Model School-15, in pool ‘A’ match of the 10th Rao Jai Singh and fourth Shanta H Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament which begins at New Public School-18, here.—TNS



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