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UT Admn Dithers
No formal letter to Bhardwaj on extension so far
Chandigarh, November 16
It seems the Chandigarh administration’s has run into trouble regarding its decision to grant three month’ extension to its chief engineer, V.K. Bhardwaj. After deciding on the extension, the administration has neither issued him a letter nor has it initiated the process to select his successor.

Consumer Court
Non-compliance of order
Insurance co manager gets 2-yr jail term
Chandigarh, November 16
The District Consumer Courts Redressal Forum-I today sentenced a senior divisional manager of Union India Insurance Co Ltd to two-year imprisonment for not complying with the order of the forum.

Woman’s body found near Kalagram
Chandigarh, November 16
Mystery shrouds the death of an unidentified young woman whose body was found in the wild growth near Kalagram here this afternoon. A black brassier was wrapped around the neck of the victim.

Justice Sandhawalia dies at 82
Justice Surjit Singh SandhawaliaChandigarh, November 16
Former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-ex-Governor of both the states, Justice Surjit Singh Sandhawalia, died at his residence in Panchkula this morning. His cremation at the Sector 25 grounds, late this afternoon, was largely attended by the sitting and retired judges of the Supreme Court and the high court, along with bureaucrats and other dignitaries.

Obituary
Farewell to a unique Judge
This morning Chief Justice Surjit Singh Sandhawalia breathed his last and the superb innings of a legal stalwart, spread over eight decades, came to an end.




EARLIER STORIES

Warden back after students protest
November 16, 2007
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

Child falls in tank, dies
Lalru, November 16
A three-year-old child was killed when he fell in a septic tank at a construction site near his house at Amarpuri Colony here today. The victim, Aakash, son of a migrant labourer couple, was playing with his friends outside his house when he fell. TNS

COMMUNITY

Diwali was less noisy, more polluting
Chandigarh, November 16
This year, there was more pollution on Diwali in the city, but the noise pollution level had gone down. The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee has revealed that on Diwali, the highest concentration of the suspended particulate (SPM) was found in Sector 29 and the lowest in Kaimbwala.

Devotees perform Chhath Puja at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday.
Devotees perform Chhath Puja at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

3 CFSL men bag Home Minister’s Award
Chandigarh, November 16
Three scientists of local Central Forensic Science Laboratory have brought laurels to the city by bagging the prestigious Home Minister’s Award - 2006 for outstanding achievements in the field of forensic sciences.

Restore SC’s authority, Bar assn asks Mush
Chandigarh, November 16
Expressing solidarity with the legal fraternity in Pakistan, the Bar Association of India has urged the President of Pakistan to immediately cancel the suspension of the Constitution and to restore the Superior Court’s authority.

Dot division celebrates silver jubilee
Chandigarh, November 16
The Army’s Dot division celebrated its silver jubilee somewhere in the western sector today. A host of events, including flag hoisting at the historic venue of raising, special sainik sammelan, release of first day cover, were organised to commemorate the occasion.

Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann performs at “Parivartan 2K7” at CEC, Landran, on Friday.
Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann performs at “Parivartan 2K7” at CEC, Landran, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

ICL books 200 hotel rooms in city
Chandigarh, November 16
Chandigarh hotel and hospitality industry could not have asked for more. A series of major sporting events being hosted by the tricity is bringing good business to the industry.

Luminaries trace evolution of Urdu novel
Panchkula, November 16
The two-day national seminar on perspectives of Urdu novel during 19th century, organised by the Haryana Urdu Akademi, concluded at the Red Bishop complex here yesterday. Noted Urdu luminaries presented papers tracing the evolution of novel writing in Urdu.

Garbage a bane of Mohali residents
Mohali, November 16
Residents of Phase II here are living on a huge garbage heap. With the municipal council of the township least interested in strictly monitoring the work of garbage collectors, the result is for all to see.

4 cops injured
Chandigarh , November 16
At least four policemen were injured, one of them seriously, when the PCR jeep they were travelling in turned turtle in Sector 30 here tonight. The policemen in the jeep (CHO1 G 16273) were on their way to attend to a complaint of a scuffle in Sector 30 just after midnight when the accident took place.

Vietnamese envoy for stronger ties
Chandigarh, November 16
“There are many areas like education, tourism, health and infrastructure where collaboration between Vietnam and India, especially north India, is possible.” This was stated by Vietnamese ambassador to India Vu Quang Diem while addressing an interface organised by ITFT Group today.

6 kids hospitalised after bee attack
Dera Bassi, November 16
At least six students of Government High School, Jawaharpur village, were stung in a bee attack in the school playgrounds here this afternoon. While four of the schools children were discharged from the Dera Bassi civil hospital, two of them, Neelam and Manjit, are stated to be in a serious condition.

Railway employees hold poll rally
Chandigarh, November 16
Members of the Northern Railway Mazdoor Union (NRMU) organised a rally at the railway station here yesterday in connection with the elections to the railways employees’ union.

Development of parks approved
Chandigarh, November 16
The environment and city beautification committee of the MC has accorded approval to various items pertaining to the development of parks and green belt in the rehabilitation colony, Sector 56, at an estimated cost of Rs 4.17 lakh.

Welfare society office-bearers
Chandigarh, November 16
Elections were held for the post of president, Residents Welfare Association, Block-A, Sector 30-B, yesterday.

Stray cattle hound residents
Mohali, November 16
In spite of hundreds of accidents every year involving stray cattle and commuters here, the MC has failed to find a lasting solution to the problem.

Letters
Unplugged lights
Lights of the park situated in Sector 48-A are on day and night for the past two months. I informed the local councillor about it who gave me the cell number of an officer of the electricity department.

 
CRIME

22-yr-old model commits suicide
Dera Bassi, November 16
A 22-year-old model Bhanu Verma allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her flat at Gulmohar City here yesterday.

Tata Safari, Santro stolen
Chandigarh, November 16
The police has registered a case under Section 379, IPC, following a complaint by Harish Kumar, a resident of Sector 27, that someone had stolen his Santro car (CH-03W-9580) from his house last night.

 
BUSINESS

Seminar on corporate law
Chandigarh, November 16
A seminar on ‘Raising Funds through Capital Markets’ was organised by the Chandigarh office of FoxMandal Little at a local hotel in Sector 17 here today.

Bank launches “Chak de Punjab”
Shailendra Bhandari, MD, Centurion Bank of Punjab Chandigarh, November 16
The Centurion Bank of Punjab (CBoP) has reiterated its commitment to Punjab with the launch of “Chak de Punjab”. During this three-month-long campaign, the bank aims to launch exclusive initiatives.

Shailendra Bhandari, MD, Centurion Bank of Punjab

BSNL extends deadline
Chandigarh, November 16
The BSNL yesterday extended the last date for checking the draft of the telephone directory by subscribers to November 23.

 
EDUCATION

Traffic cops to man schools
Target: Underage drivers
Panchkula, November 16
After upping the ante against traffic violators across the city by setting up checkpoints and initiating challaning launching drives across the city, the traffic police has now set its eyes on city schools.

Mobile phones in schools
Ban order fails to make impact
Chandigarh, November 16
The order of the Chandigarh administration banning the use of mobile phones in schools has failed to yield desired results. Under the orders, while the administration has no objection to students and teachers carrying their mobile phones to school, their use is disallowed on the campus. Also, the order fails to mention that action will be initiated against errant staff and students.

Police personnel give final touches to the huge set put up at PU for the two-day light and sound musical drama on India’s first War of Independence on Friday.PU Notes
2-day historical treat
Chandigarh, November 16
To commemorate the 150th year of India’s first War of Independence, the Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban, will organise a two-day light and sound musical drama ‘1857: Bharat Ka Swatantrata Sangram’ under the guidance of director of the academy V.N. Rai at Panjab University on November 17-18.

Police personnel give final touches to the huge set put up at PU for the two-day light and sound musical drama on India’s first War of Independence on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

From Schools
Chandigarh
AWARENESS CAMP: With a view to educate school and college students about their rights, the Consumer Forum, Chandigarh, will organise the third consumer awareness camp at Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, tomorrow on the school premises. A quiz contest on the subject will also be held.

COURTS

10-yr RI for 3 under NDPS Act
Chandigarh, November 16
The district and sessions judge, S.K. Aggarwal, today sentenced Ashok Kumar, Balbir Singh and Ram Kumar to 10-year rigorous imprisonment under the NDPS Act. He also imposed a fine of Rs 1.15 lakh on them. Ashok’s wife, Jagir Kaur, who was also a co-accused, has been acquitted in the case.

 
CULTURE

Children perform during an inter-school dance competition at the Lobana Bhawan auditorium in Chandigarh on Friday. Young dancers rock
Chandigarh, November 16
The city witnessed excitement and anxiety of kids participating in 'My School Rocks', India's biggest inter-school dance competition, today. The competition was held at the auditorium of Lobana Bhawan, Sector 30, here.



Children perform during an inter-school dance competition at the Lobana Bhawan auditorium in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Erstwhile Pak TV actor visits Jaspal Bhatti’s acting school
Pakistani comedian (centre) interacts with students of the Jaspal Bhatti’s acting school in Mohali on Friday.
Mohali, November 16
For those who have grown up on Pakistan television comedies would know the remarkable actor Aurangzeb Eshai. He featured in ‘Khwaja and Sons’, a brilliant TV comedy series that ran in Pakistan the 1980s. Playing the brother of nine sisters, Aurangzeb, playing ‘Jawadji’ became a household name in India as well.

Pakistani comedian (centre) interacts with students of the Jaspal Bhatti’s acting school in Mohali on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

HEALTH

Shortage of nurses hits patient care at PGI
Chandigarh, November 16
Better avenues in the private sector for nurses has left a brunt on the quality of patient care in the PGI, which is facing a shortage of more than 10 per cent of staff in the department of nursing.

Dr Ajay SoodExpert: Need to tap potential of interventional radiology
Chandigarh, November 16
Even as many new advances, including balloon kyphoplasty, have happened in the field of interventional radiology, India is still lagging in this regard in comparison to the progress made by it in other fields of health care.

Regulatory body needed, say radiology experts
Chandigarh, November 16
Several countries like Australia, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand have set up regulatory bodies to monitor the training programme for radiological technologists, but India has no such authority.

Vigilance week ends at PGI
Chandigarh, November 16
Vigilance Awareness Week being observed at the PGI concluded here today. Prof Vinay Sakhuja, dean, PGI, administered the pledge of transparency and accountability to the employees working in the Administrative Block.

GMCH doctor to present papers in Chicago
Dr Amit Bansal Chandigarh, November 16
Dr Amit Bansal, a senior resident at the GMCH, Chandigarh, has been invited to present five research papers at an international conference in Chicago.

Dr Amit Bansal

Health dept focus on ayurvedic drugs
Mohali, November 16
The Punjab health department has purchased raw material worth Rs 1 crore to manufacture drugs from medicinal plants and herbs under scientific supervision.

 
SPORTS

Basketball
NPS, Springdale corner glory
Players of New Public School in joyous mood after clinching the trophy during the Inter-School Basketball Tournament at NPS ground in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, November 16
Hosts New Public School clinched the girls’ fourth Shanta J. Singh Memorial Trophy, while Springdale School, Amritsar, retained the boys’ 10 Rao Jai Singh Trophy during the Inter-School Basketball Tournament held at the school ground in Sector 18 here today.

Players of New Public School in joyous mood after clinching the trophy during the Inter-School Basketball Tournament at NPS ground in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Ambala’s Manav Das clinches golf title
Chandigarh, November 16
Manav Das of Ambala defied a valiant fight-back by Tarun Ghogale of Pune to clinch the title in the eighth leg of the Indian Amateur Golf Tour on the par-71 greens of Poona Club in Pune today.

The team of Government Model High School, Sector 39 C, along with their coach and teachers that won the under-17 Inter-School Throwball Championship held at GMSSS-23, Chandigarh, on Friday.
The team of Government Model High School, Sector 39 C, along with their coach and teachers that won the under-17 Inter-School Throwball Championship held at GMSSS-23, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Monu, Vinay Shree fashion PU Campus win
Chandigarh, November 16
An unbeaten knock of 59 runs by Monu and fine bowling spell by Vinay Shree (6 for 12) enabled PU Campus beat Government College for Girls-11 by 127 runs during the PU Inter-College Cricket (Women) Tournament at PU grounds here today.

City to have new velodrome
Chandigarh, November 16
The city will have a new velodrome to be built as per international specifications.

DAV spikers register win
Chandigarh, November 16
DAV School, Sector 8, defeated Guru Harkrishan Public School-40 (25-06, 25-09, 25-10) during the Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Volleyball Tournament for Boys and Girls commenced at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today.

Ball Badminton
SD College emerge champs
Chandigarh, November 16
SD College, Sector 32, beat SGGS College, Sector-26, 29-22, 29-25 in the boys’ category of 5th Chandigarh Senior State Ball Badminton Championship held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here yesterday.

Kalu grabs gold in wrestling
Panchkula, November 16
Kalu Ram of Haryana bagged gold medal in 66 kg category in Greco Roman style during the 22nd All-India Postal Wrestling Tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Local coach for Beijing meet
Chandigarh, November 16
Local boxing coach Shiv Singh will accompany the Indian contingent for the forthcoming international boxing championship, “Goodluck Beijing”, which is scheduled to be held at Beijing, China, from November 17 to 22.

Tae kwon do meet from today
Chandigarh, November 16 The Chandigarh Tae kwon do Association will organise State Tae kwon do Championship-2007 for boys and girls in sub-junior, junior and senior category at skating rink, Sector 10, on November 17 and 18 for the national championship.

ADMINISTRATION

Non-official jail visitors appointed
Chandigarh, November 16
The Chandigarh administration has appointed non-official visitors for the Model Jail with immediate effect. They would hold the office for a period of two years.


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