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PTL employee shot dead
Mohali, November 14
A 49 year-old employee of Punjab Tractors Limited (PTL) was shot dead barely 50 ft from his residence in Shahi Majra village this morning. Gulshan Kumar Handa, was murdered just before 6 am, while he was walking to the factory, by two motorcycle-borne youths who could not be identified.

Gulshan Kumar Handa
Gulshan Kumar Handa

6-yr-old boy killed in accident
His sister struggles for life
Chandigarh, November 14
In the past 24 hours, two persond were killed and five seriously injured in various accidents. Despite the awareness campaign during the just concluded ‘Traffic Safety Week’, the Chandigarh police has failed to make the city roads sefe. At an accident that took place at the CHB lights at 2.15 pm today, six-year-old Vanshul was killed and his nine-year-old sister, Vanshita, seriously hurt when their scooter was hit by a truck.

Faculty Frets
Rotational headship at GMCH

Chandigarh, November 14
The introduction of a rotational headship system at the GMCH has created a flutter in the faculty as a majority of heads of department would have to abdicate charge and follow the instructions of their juniors.

PU Post-Poll Violence
Student leader Hooda arrested
2 hostel wardens removed
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh police today arrested student leader Abhimanyu Hooda of the winning PUSU-INSO alliance on charges of trespass, rioting and damaging property at the VC’s residence on November 5.









EARLIER STORIES

College boys stone buses
November 14, 2007
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

EO told to pay Rs 2 lakh for delay in NOC
Chandigarh, November 14
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, has directed the estate office to pay Rs 2 lakh as compensation to a complainant for the delay in issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC).

COMMUNITY

Maintenance Command chief opens Aerospace Olympiad
Chandigarh, November 14
The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal J.S. Apte, speaks at the 2nd National Aerospace Olympiad being organised by the Chandigarh Chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India in Chandigarh The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Maintenance Command, Air Marshal J.S. Apte, arrived on a two-day visit at No.3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) here today. This is his second visit here after taking over as chief of the Nagpur-based Maintenance Command in April, 2007.

The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal J.S. Apte, speaks at the 2nd National Aerospace Olympiad being organised by the Chandigarh Chapter of the Aeronautical Society of India in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Canvas(ing) for conservation
Chandigarh, November 14
As a part of the national campaign on energy conservation launched by the union ministry of power, the Bhakra Beas Management Board today organised a state-level painting competition on the joint theme, “Global warming is harming” and “Today’s electricity wastage is tomorrow’s power shortage” at the CII here today.

Tech Mahindra arrives at IT park
Chandigarh, November 14
Tech Mahindra, which provides IT enabled services and telecom solutions, has chosen the city to expand its operations in the northern region.

Protest by BSNL employees 
BSNL employees hold a dharna in Sector 34 of ChandigarhChandigarh, November 14
Members of the united forum of the executive association of the BSNL today staged a dharna in front of the BSNL office in Sector 34 against the “anti-employee” policies of the management.


BSNL employees hold a dharna in Sector 34 of Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Experts discuss advances in phycology
Chandigarh, November 14
“Thanks to the abundant reservoir of researchers available in India at this juncture, the western world is knocking at our door for its manpower requirement besides setting up infrastructure for research in the country.

Mass movement needed for child welfare: Rodrigues
Chandigarh, November 14
Punjab Governor and UT administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) presided over the state-level Children’s Day celebrations at Punjab Raj Bhawan here today. He advocated the need of a mass movement and participatory endeavour for upgrading the quality of child care, growth and development through a strong institutional network and support system.

Experts to dwell on corporal punishment
Chandigarh, November 14
Corporal punishment in schools has caught the attention of parents, teachers and all concerned in the recent years. There had been incidents of excesses by teachers which even forced students to commit suicide at times. Though the trend has undergone a drastic change, cases regarding harsh treatment by teachers are still being reported. In continuation of its ‘Child Protection Programme’, the Chandigarh administration will organise a conclave of school teachers on ‘Zero tolerance for corporal punishment’ in City Beautiful tomorrow at Government College of Education, Sector 20

Book on ego identity released
Chandigarh, November 14
Former Haryana chief secretary releases the book ‘Indian Adolescents and their Problems of EGO IDENTITY’ at the Chandigarh Press Club “Children are the future builders of the nation and it is imperative that their growth has the dynamism of physical, mental and emotional balance,” opined former chief secretary of Haryana Prem Prashant.

Former Haryana chief secretary releases the book ‘Indian Adolescents and their Problems of EGO IDENTITY’ at the Chandigarh Press Club on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Man’s body exhumed on mother’s plea
Zirakpur, November 14
The body of a 40 year-old Gurnam Ali of Bhabat village was exhumed today, nine days after his burial on the orders of Dera Bassi SDM S.L. Bhmbak.

Former mayors “framed”
Chandigarh, November 14
Putting their best foot forward, former mayors of the city assembled at the MC office today to get themselves photographed for the mayors’ gallery.

Letters
Irregular train timings

 
CRIME

Depressed, accountant kills himself
Chandigarh, November 14
Vinod Pal, an accountant with the Sector 21 Sanik Welfare Board, reportedly committed suicide at his Sector 35 house here this afternoon.

Chemist booked for forging sale deed of house 
Chandigarh, November 14
The police today booked a Sector 15 resident and two others on the charge of allegedly forging the sale agreement of a house belonging to an NRI, of which he was a tenant.

Man booked for cheating
Chandigarh, November 14
The police has booked a Sector 22 resident for allegedly duping a Himachal resident of Rs 2.8 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The police said Dhani Ram of Himachal Pradesh had lodged a complaint that Deepak Arora of Sector 22-D had taken Rs 2.8 lakh from him to send him abroad.

 
BUSINESS

Mobile towers allowed on commercial buildings
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh administration has allowed the installation of towers in non-residential institutional premises owned by the administration and the MC.

Tourism dept to cash in on weddings
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh administration has decided to adopt some novel and innovative ways like ‘Wedding Tourism’ to promote Chandigarh as the tourist hub of north India. This was announced by UT home secretary Krishna Mohan during a press conference at World Travel Market (WTM), London.

 
EDUCATION

‘Evaluation a genre of research’
Chandigarh, November 14
Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, USA, Harbans Singh Bhola, who is currently on a lecture tour of India, delivered a lecturer on “Ideology, theory and research and development, diffusion and adoption: In flux and flow of dialectical relationships” at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), here today. The lecture was chaired by Prof. R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Professor Bhola integrated epistemology with biography in his presentation. He said in the tradition epistemology is the philosophy of knowledge.

Harbans Singh Bhola
Harbans Singh Bhola


A boy dressed up as Chacha Nehru during the Children's Day function at KBDAV School, Sector 7, Chandigarh,
A boy dressed up as Chacha Nehru during the Children's Day function at KBDAV School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Children’s Day celebrated with fervour
Mohali, November 14
Children’s Day was celebrated with fervour at Golden Bells Public School, Sector 77, here. The outgoing Class X celebrated the day in a different way by planting roses and mushanda plants. Kindergarten kids attired as Nehruji recited rhymes, poems and group songs. Junior wing of the school participated in various fun races like frog race, toffee race, balloon race, numbering race and tail picking. Gurjit Bawa, principal of the school, spoke about the life of Pandit Nehru.

From Colleges
Songs, dances mark Children’s Day

Chandigarh, November 14
Children’s Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm by students and staff of Government College, Sector 11, at the Sector 15 old-age home today. Various cultural activities such as songs, dances and a street play ‘Mai Jeena Chahti Hun’ underscoring the theme of female foeticide marked the celebrations. The students also distributed blankets and various eatables among orphan kids of the juvenile home, who had come to attend the function.

PU Notes
Honour for VC

The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, will honour the Panjab University vice chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti, for his key role in the development of science and technology, specifically chromosomes and effects of genotoxic chemicals, during the 95th Indian Science Congress to be held from January 3-7 at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The award carries an honorarium of Rs 3,000 along with a plaque. He will also deliver ‘B.C. Guha Memorial Lecture’ there.

COURTS

Students, lawyers come in support of Nandigram farmers
Chandigarh, November 14
People protest against the Nandigram killings, in Sector 17 of Chandigarh Expressing solidarity with the people of Nandigram in Kolkata, five organisations held a protest here against the West Bengal government on the completion of eight months of the Nandigram killings today.



People protest against the Nandigram killings, in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Consumer Court
Financiers, ICICI bank fined for deficient services

Chandigarh, November 14
The District Consumer Court Redressal Forum-I has directed Northern Financial Services to pay complainant Manjit Singh a sum of Rs 3.35 lakh wrongly retained by them, from the day of receiving the amount till the documents of the car was released, with an interest of 11 per cent per annum.

Custodial Death
Court refuses bail to SI Narinder Singh

Chandigarh, November 14
In custody for over two months, SI Narinder Singh, accused of custodial death, was refused bail by a local court today.

 
CULTURE

Theatre Fest
Social biases unravelled

Chandigarh, November 14
Artistes of Sarghi Kala Kendra, Mohali, stage Punjabi play ‘Iss Garb te Chalieh Bahoot Vikaara’ during the Chandigarh Theatre Festival Sarghi Kala Kendra, Mohali, staged Punjabi play ‘Iss Garb te Chalieh Bahoot Vikaara’ during the ongoing the Chandigarh Theatre Festival being organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi in association with the Punjab Arts council here today.

Artistes of Sarghi Kala Kendra, Mohali, stage Punjabi play ‘Iss Garb te Chalieh Bahoot Vikaara’ during the Chandigarh Theatre Festival on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

HEALTH

Doctors skip meeting with PGI panel
Chandigarh, November 14
Even as there is a shortage of cardiologists in the PGI, three candidates -- Dr H.K. Bali, Dr Anil Grover and Dr Arun Goel of Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow -- did not appear before the selection committee here today.

Radiologists to meet at PGI
Chandigarh, November 14
More than 30 per cent people involved in the field of radiology were not qualified technologists. This was stated by Dr N. Khandelwal, head of the department of radio diagnosis and imaging, PGI, here today.

 
SPORTS

For them, disability is no deterrent
Mohali, November 14
Physically challenged children participate in district-level games on Children’s Day in Mohali Fourteen-year-old Raju, a participant at the District Sports Meet for the disabled, fell down soon after he began the race. His crutches got thrown some distance away but this disabled yet determined child was not among those who get discouraged. He got up and started to run again. He may not have finished first but he was certainly a winner in his own right like his other friends.

INDEFATIGABLE: Physically challenged children participate in district-level games on Children’s Day in Mohali on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu 

Local cricketer in twenty20 ICL
Chandigarh, November 14
Local cricketer Harpreet Singh would be seen in action during the upcoming Twenty20 Indian Cricket League (ICL) scheduled to be held at Tau Devi Lal Complex, here, from November 30. After joining the ICL squad, this right-handed middle order batsman and an off-spinner is all set to explore his talent to the best of his capacity.

Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh

NPS cagers make it to semis
Chandigarh, November 14
New Public School (NPS), Sector-18, cagers moved into semifinals of the 10th Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament at the school courts here today.  In the pool ‘B’ matches, they defeated Jawahar Navodiya School (JNS), Sector-25, 66-15 and Police DAV School, Amritsar, 60-45.

Ishan shines in GMSSS-32 victory
Chandigarh, November 14
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector-32 bt GMSSS, Sector-10 by three wickets in the Inter-School Cricket Tournament (U-19) on the grounds of GMSSS, Sector 19 here today.

Good show by kids
Panchkula, November 14
A skating competition was held at Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 5 to mark the Children’s Day. here today.

Manav Mangal eves lift title
Chandigarh, November 14
Rajeshwri Chadha of Coaching Centre-23 in action during 20th Chandigarh State championship at TT Hall, Sector 23 Manav Mangal High School, Sector-21lifted the junior girls team title beating Chandigarh Table Tennis Club (CTTC) 3-1 in the finals of 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship.


Rajeshwri Chadha of Coaching Centre-23 in action during 20th Chandigarh State championship at TT Hall, Sector 23 here on Wednesday. — Tribune photo BY Manoj Mahajan

CFA players leave for Germany
Chandigarh, November 14
The second batch of the state-run Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA), comprising 11 players and two officials, today left for Germany for specialised training at Sportschule Egidius Braun, Leipzig scheduled from November 16 to 30.

Wrestling
Sunil, Nagaraja bag bronze

Panchkula, November 14
Sunil Kumar of Haryana Circle and M Nagaraja were given bronze medals in 74 kg category (third round) during the 22nd All India Postal Wrestling Tournament held at Tau Devi Lal complex, Sector 3, here today. According to organising officials, today’s events saw contest for the third position only.

GHG Khalsa College lift football trophy
Chandigarh, November 14
GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, won the Punjab University Inter-College Football(women) Championship for the year 2007-08. The meet held at PU grounds, here today.

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