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Warden back after students protest
Chandigarh, November 15
Students of Hostel No. 4 today held a protest against the removal of their warden by the VC yesterday. The students held a rally from their hostel till the VC’s office, amid sloganeering.
Residents of Hostel No. 4 protest in front of PU VC’s office against the removal of their warden in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Residents of Hostel No. 4 protest in front of PU VC’s office against the removal of their warden in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

ICL carnival set to roll
Bollywood stars, roadshow, free tickets et al
Panchkula, November 15
After two ODI matches in neighbouring Mohali and Chandigarh recently, the city is once again gearing up for another 17-day cricket festival starting November 30 at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here.

The PCB wanted me back but I refused
The PCB wanted me back but I refused
Imran Farhat
It shouldn’t matter for whom we play
It shouldn’t matter for whom we play
— Daryl Tuffy

CAT extends stay on cop promotions
Chandigarh, November 15
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today extended the stay on promotions of inspectors, general and SC category, of the Chandigarh Police.




EARLIER STORIES

PTL employee shot dead
November 15, 2007
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

Land Grab Bid
DC marks fresh probe
Mohali, November 15
SAS Nagar deputy commissioner H.I.S. Grewal has marked an inquiry into the alleged bid by Jasbir Singh Sandhu to grab on a piece of land in Karoran village.


COMMUNITY

Remembering a General who was a true Gorkha

Subathu, November 15
About a month after a British general, who had served with the Gorkhas passed away, his widow made it a point to attend the regimental reunion here and pay homage to those who had fallen in the line of duty.

Remembering a General who was a Gorkha: Gillian Horsford, widow of a British general who had served with the Gorkhas, after laying a wreath at the regimental war memorial during the reunion of the First Gorkha Rifles at 14 Gorkha Training Centre in Subathu on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Remembering a General who was a Gorkha: Gillian Horsford, widow of a British general who had served with the Gorkhas, after laying a wreath at the regimental war memorial during the reunion of the First Gorkha Rifles at 14 Gorkha Training Centre in Subathu on Thursday.

Gorkha Rifles for UN mission
Subathu, November 15
The first battalion of the First Gorkha Rifles (1/1 GR) would have two foreign stints shortly. The battalion has been earmarked for deployment under a United Nations peacekeeping mandate in Sudan.

Varsity block stinks

Chandigarh, November 15
Uncovered, scattered garbage near block A on the Panjab University campus is making life difficult for the residents. Instead of throwing garbage into the bin, people throw it near the road. The garbage is moved only once a week, making things worse for the people who have to bear with the foul smell.


Garbage scattered near A-Block on the Panjab University campus. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Garbage scattered near A-Block on the Panjab University campus.

Architect shares views on modern capital cities
Mohali, November 15
Eminent architect and author Surinder Bagha gave a presentation at Indo-Global College of Architecture, Abhipur, on “Contemporary Capitals of the World”.

World Press Day
Media’s role under scrutiny
Panchkula, November 15
Challenges before media in present times formed the focus of a seminar organised to mark the World Press Day by the Zila Patrakar Parishad where people from all walks of life presented their expectations of journalists.

HUDA to handle streetlighting
Panchkula, November 15
Streetlighting and its maintenance on all main roads will now go back from the municipal council to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), while the latter has been asked to give a facelift to marketplace and hand over the charge to the council.

CTU drivers skipping routes: Commuters
Chandigarh, November 15
Commuters are irked over the irresponsible behaviour of CTU employees. During peak hours, some reckless drivers and conductors skip several routes, inconveniencing commuters. Missing routes also leads to overloading of buses.

Anganwadi workers seek better deal
Chandigarh, November 15
Anganwadi workers and helpers from across Punjab staged a mass rally in front of the office of director, Social Security, Women and Child Development, Punjab, in Sector 34, here today demanding agreed hike in remuneration.

Clarification ICICI Bank not fined
Chandigarh, November 15
In the news item published on November 14, 2007, on page 3 of the Chandigarh Tribune under the headline “Financiers, ICICI bank fined for deficient services”, it was inadvertently mentioned that ICICI Bank was fined.

Naya Gaon resident found dead
Chandigarh, November 15 A 60-year-old resident of Adarsh Nagar, Naya Gaon, was found dead here this evening. The victim, Ugrasen, was brought on a cart to his house by some persons. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Amendment to Bylaws
Ignoring violations will be tough for UT panel
Chandigarh, November 15
Ignoring non-compoundable violations, especially in SCOs of Sector 17-E, would be a tough task for a committee of UT officials which has been constituted to look into need-based amendments to bylaws.

Conference on training for the disabled
Chandigarh, November 15
A two-day national conference on rehabilitation, education and vocational and technical training for the disabled commenced at the NITTTR here today.

Letters


 
CRIME

Two PU guards arrested for stealing forms
Chandigarh, November 15
Three persons, including two private security guards of Panjab University, were today arrested for allegedly stealing 50 admission forms of University Business School (UBS). The price of each form is Rs 1,000, the police said.


 
EDUCATION

Arushi does city proud
Wins National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement
Chandigarh, November 15
Minister of state (independent charge) for women and child development Renuka Chowdhury presented the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement to city girl Arushi Saksena in New Delhi, on Children’s Day yesterday.



Arushi Saksena, student of class X, Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, being honoured on Children’s Day in New Delhi.

Arushi Saksena, student of class X, Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, being honoured on Children’s Day in New Delhi.

Zero tolerance for corporal punishment
Focus on value-based education: Guv
Chandigarh, November 15
Impressing upon the teaching community the need to create a harmonious academic environment in educational institutions to ensure emotional and physical growth of the students, Punjab governor and UT administrator Lieut-Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) made a forceful plea for developing innovative strategies.
A delegate takes a look at the posters made by students at Government College of Education, Sector 20, in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
A delegate takes a look at the posters made by students at Government College of Education, Sector 20, in Chandigarh on Thursday.

PU bends rules to admit student
Chandigarh, Nov 15
Controversy has erupted over the admission of a student in the department of laws allegedly in violation of rules. Even after the conclusion of the first semester, Brinder Dhillon’s admission was given admission on November 4, 2007 on the orders of the VC despite recommendations to the contrary by the board of control.

‘Privartan-2k7’ gets under way
Mohali, November 15
“Three class XII-level schools from each constituency in Punjab will be selected for upgrade for teaching of science and mathematics to students, said technical education and industrial minister Swarna Ram here today.



A student performs at “Privartan-2k7” that began at CEC, Landran, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

A student performs at “Privartan-2k7” that began at CEC, Landran, on Thursday.

Agitating students suspend strike
Kharar, November 15
The agitating students of Guru Gobind Singh Modern Technology and Polytechnic College suspended their strike for two days today.


COURTS

Decade-old juvenile case settled; 1 jailed
Chandigarh, November 15
The newly formed Juvenile Justice Board today disposed of a decade-old case pertaining to a juvenile. The charges were framed in the case after two years.


 
CULTURE


Theatre Fest concludes with Punjabi comedy
Chandigarh, November 15
The second five-day long Chandigarh Theatre Fest organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy, in association with the Punjab Arts Council, concluded here today with a Punjabi comedy play “Kujh Te Kaaro Yaaro” at Randhawa Auditorium.
Artistes stage the play, “Kujh Tan Karo Yaro”, at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Artistes stage the play, “Kujh Tan Karo Yaro”, at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


HEALTH

Need for cost-effective medical technologies, says Kakodkar
Chandigarh, November 15
Advancement in the field of medicine notwithstanding it is becoming out of reach of common man, so the medical community must take initiatives so that the benefits of the emerging technology reach public.

Book on mental health released
Chandigarh, November 15
Dr K. S. Chugh, professor emeritus of PGI, today released the book "Mansik Sehat Da Anand" at a special function organised at the local Lajpat Rai Bhawan.

Experts dwell on role of biophysics
Chandigarh, November 15
The three-day national symposium on “Biophysics in Medicine and Biology” under the aegis of the Indian Biophysical Society began at the department of biophysics, PU, today.

Trehan to address doctors tomorrow
Chandigarh, November 15
Dr Naresh Trehan, renowned cardiologist, will address nearly 450 doctors of the region at the Prime CME-2007 here on November 17.

Performance of hospitals reviewed
Mohali, November 15
A meeting of civil surgeons, medical superintendents and deputy medical commissioners was held at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare here today. Principal secretary, health and family welfare, Vijay Kain and health secretary-cum-managing director, Punjab health systems corporation (PHSC), Dr Roshan Sunkaria were present during the meeting. They discussed core issues related to performance indicators of various hospitals.


 
SPORTS

NPS, CTCC clinch table tennis titles
Chandigarh, November 15
New Public School Table Tennis Club (NPS), Sector-18 and Chandigarh Table Tennis Club (CTCC), Sector-28 won the titles in the men and women sections, respectively, in the 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector-23, here today. Riding high on the performance of Dev Saini, Vivek Lakhanpal and Rajan Mahindra, NPS, thrashed Coaching Centre, Sector-23 3-0 in the men’s four-team league final match.

 

A tennis player in action during Chandigarh state championship in Sector 23 on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A tennis player in action during Chandigarh state championship in Sector 23 on Thursday.

New colours added to golf club
Chandigarh,November 15
The par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club came alive this evening with the Punjab Governor and UT administrator, Gen J.F.Rodrigues, switching on the button of six fountains that lent colour to the new water hazard on the 18th fairway of the lush course.


Colourful fountains near the 18th hole of the Chandigarh Golf Club in Chandigarh.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Colourful fountains near the 18th hole of the Chandigarh Golf Club in Chandigarh

Springdale School in basketball final
Chandigarh, November 15
Springdale School, Amritsar, will meet host New Public School, Sector-18 in the final of 10th Rao Jai Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament (boys) at the school premises, here today.

Annual sports meet at GJPS
Mohali, November 15
Gian Jyoti Public School, Phase-2, here celebrated 30th Sports Day. Krishan Kumar, special secretary education cum director general school education, Punjab, was the chief guest.

Archery
Narinder shines in MCM victory
Chandigarh, November 15
MCM DAV College, Sector-36, won gold medal in women section with 1441 scores while the Government College for Girls (GCG), Sector-11 finished runners up (1034 points) in the Chandigarh State Junior Archery Championship (boys and girls) concluded at GCG, Sector-11, here today.

City team for archery meet
Chandigarh, November 15
Following archers have been selected to represent the city in the 30th Junior Archery Championship to be held at Amaravati from Novmebr 18 to 22.

 

 


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