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15-yr-old killed in accident
Residents block road, hold admn responsible
Ashish Kumar Chandigarh, November 17
Ashish Kumar (15) of Sector 39 was killed in an accident here today. He was on his way to a tuition class in Sector 38-West when a Tata 207 mini truck knocked down his scooter.

                                            
Ashish Kumar

Charitable institutes to go commercial
Chandigarh, November 17
The UT administration has revised its policy regarding the ban on commercial activity on premises allotted to institutions and religious bodies.

ICL will benefit young players: Chris Cairns
Chris CairnsPanchkula, November 17
“The advent of the Indian Cricket League is a bold concept in India which would help in the promotion of the game,” Chris Cairns, former New Zealand all rounder, said during the practice session at Tau Devi Lal Complex here today. He will represent the Chandigarh Lions team during the much awaited ICL Twenty20 series scheduled to begin from November 30.
                                                               
Chris Cairns

Boy killed, 2 brothers hurt in armed attack
Chandigarh, November 17
A group of armed men barged into a house in Colony No. 4 here tonight and stabbed to death a 17-year-old boy and seriously injured his two brothers. The victims were admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

Molestation Case
Reinstate lecturer: CAT

Chandigarh, November 17
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has told the Government College of Art to reinstate Sanjeev Kumar, a lecturer with the college, within a month. It also told the college to pay him suspension allowance.




EARLIER STORIES

No formal letter to Bhardwaj on extension so far
November 17, 2007
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

COMMUNITY

Dress bank for needy
To store blankets, uniforms for kids
Chandigarh, November 17
The Chandigarh education department has decided to establish a dress bank in coordination with schools, NGOs and senior citizens.

Sec-16 coop housing society
Members cry foul over panel working
Chandigarh, November 17
Members of the Chandigarh Sector 16 Coop Housing Building (First) Society Limited, Sector 50 C, are up in arms against the working of the management committee.

Woman’s Murder
Police yet to establish identity
Chandigarh, November 17
Mystery continues to shroud the murder of a woman 24 hours after her body was recovered from a wooded area behind Kalagram on Friday with the local police unable to establish her identity.

HC full-court reference for Sandhawalia
Chandigarh, November 17
A full court reference will be held in the courtroom of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice on Monday at 10 am to condole the demise of former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-ex-Governor of both the states Justice Surjit Singh Sandhawalia.

Nepotism hurting politics, says Bajpayee
Chandigarh, November 17
“Indian civilization is known as a melting pot of diverse cultural traditions of over 4,600 communities with a plurality of equally different languages” opined the eminent litterateur and former UP minister, Ashok Bajpayee here at the Randhawa auditorium.

Judicial magistrate among 150 challaned
Panchkula, November 17
Continuing with its drive to check traffic violations, the district police today issued 150-odd challans during a naka put up at the road dividing Sectors 8 and 16. The driver of the official vehicle of a senior official of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, a judicial magistrate from Punjab and an army officer were among those challaned by the police.
Policemen stop a vehicle at a check post set up on the Sector 8-16 dividing road in Panchkula on Saturday. Also seen in the picture is ASP Maneesh Chaudhary (extreme right). — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Policemen stop a vehicle at a check post set up on the Sector 8-16 dividing road in Panchkula on Saturday.

Chandigarh Day celebrated at trade fair
Chandigarh, November 17
The Chandigarh State Day was celebrated by organising a cultural programmee at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the venue of the India International Trade Fair-2007, yesterday. Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans regaled the audience with his songs.

Workshop on behavioural problems in children
Chandigarh, November 17
There is a dire need of focusing on a child’s formative years at school as students in different age groups have different behavioral patterns and emotional needs. This was stated by Dr Samir Paikh, psychiatrist, chief of department of mental health and behavioural sciences, Max Health Care, New Delhi, here yesterday.

Vivek Sood with his paintings at the art gallery, Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Painting human emotions
Chandigarh, November 17
Canvas is the ultimate medium for him to preserve his thoughts. And that explains artist Vivek Sood’s free-spirited artworks on exhibit at Alliance De Francaise, Sector 36. Painting since the age of nine, this artist from Himachal Pradesh has had no formal training in art but that seems no deterrent given his illustrious career, which includes two scholarships, four awards and four solo exhibitions.
Vivek Sood with his paintings at the art gallery, Alliance Francaise, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Cong seeks plots for dairy owners
Chandigarh, November 17
The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) today condemned the decision of the Chandigarh municipal corporation regarding the shifting of dairies from certain UT villages.

 
CRIME

Foetus found from drain in Mani Majra
Chandigarh, November 17
A seven-month-old female foetus was found in a drain near Mori Gate in Mani Majra, here this evening.

 
EDUCATION

Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Sector 46, present a one-act play ‘WWW.’ during the Sambhang Natyotsav at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Inner conflicts come alive
Chandigarh, November 17
Sambhang Theatre Group, a cultural wing of the Swami Ram Tirath Educational, Cultural Society, organised the 17th one-act play festival ‘Natyotsav-2007’ today at MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36.


Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Sector 46, present a one-act play ‘WWW.’ during the Sambhang Natyotsav at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Children perform at the annual function of Genius Public School, Mohali, on Saturday.
Children perform at the annual function of Genius Public School, Mohali, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Gobind wins best poster prize
Chandigarh, November 17
An on-the-spot poster-making competition for schoolchildern was organised by the Jat Sabha in Sector 27, here, today. More than 400 students from various schools of Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and surrounding areas took part.

Foreign varsity keen on tie-up with PU
Chandigarh, November 17
The director of Monash University, Malaysia, is keen to have a tie-up with Panjab University for working together in various fields, particularly pharmacology, biotechnology and neurosciences. Professor Ishwar Prahar, director, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Malaysia, an offshore campus of Monash University, was in the city to hold the discussions with the university officials here today.

13, 000 to take CAT
Chandigarh, November 17
More than 13,000 students from the tricity are expected to take the common admission test (CAT) to be held by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) all across the country tomorrow.

From Schools
Awareness on cyber safety
Students display their exhibits during a science exhibition at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, November 17
An interactive session on ‘Impact of Internet’ was organised at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9-B, with a view to create awareness among for parents and students about the cyber safety measures. The session highlighted the vulnerability of children and importance of parental supervision while children surf the Internet.


Students display their exhibits during a science exhibition at Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

COURTS

1,023 cases disposed of at lok adalat
Chandigarh, November 17
UT State Legal Services Authority organised a lok adalat for disposal of summary cases at the district courts today. It was organised to celebrate the ongoing National Literary Fortnight.

Consumer Courts
Petitioner penalised Rs 10,000 for frivolous plaint
Chandigarh, November 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II today directed a petitioner to pay Rs 10,000 for filing a frivolous and concocted case.

 
CULTURE

Nostalgic tales engross audience
Chandigarh, November 17
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi organised a story-telling programme ‘Afsana Mehfil’ at the akademi hall here today. Prominent writers employed their prowess to bring alive the situational sequences. Nostalgia remained the dominant theme of all presentations.

HEALTH

Heart disease preventable: Dr Trehan
Chandigarh, November 17
Even as more than 10 per cent of the population of the country is prone to heart ailments, the disease is actually preventable in most of the cases. This was stated by Dr Naresh Trehan of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, here today. While intelligent living and intelligent eating can reduce the burden of disease by 70 per cent as the heart ailment not only kills it also cripples people socially and financially, said Dr Trehan.

National Epilepsy Day
Parents advised on identifying signs
Chandigarh, November 17
The National Epilepsy Day was celebrated by the department of paediatrics at the PGI here today. The aim was to generate awareness among masses regarding this common but often misconstrued illness.

 
SPORTS

Reetinder Sodhi Mongia, Sodhi set for ICL
Chandigarh, November 17
Local favourites Dinesh Mongia and Reetinder Sodhi are all set to win the hearts of the home crowd during the forthcoming Indian Cricket League (ICL) tourney, starting from November 30 at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula. “During the matches, both of us would put up brilliant performance to showcase our ability to the fans and we are ready for the challenge”, said former international cricketer Reetinder Sodhi.
                                                                                            
Reetinder Sodhi

Shivani registers win
Chandigarh, November 17
Shivani won top position trailing Nistha at second spot in the welter weight of sub-junior category during the Chandigarh State Tae kwon do Championship at Skating Rink, Sector-10, here today.

Former Haryana Ranji player Varinder Chopra, who has been appointed, administrative manager, ICL, Chandigarh Lions.
Former Haryana Ranji player Varinder Chopra, who has been appointed, administrative manager, ICL, Chandigarh Lions.

Kalyani lifts TT title
Chandigarh, November 17
Kalyani of Manav Mangal School, sector 21, lifted trophy in junior girls singles defeating Naina Suri of DAV Public School, sector 8, 15-13, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in the final of the 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Tournament at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

GGSSS-18 clinch volleyball title
Chandigarh, November 17
Government Girls Senior Secondary School-18 girls clinched the sub-junior trophy beating Sports Complex-46 28-26, 25-21, 25-17 during the Chandigarh State sub-junior boys and girls Volleyball tournament. The tournament held at sector-7 Sports Complex, here today.

Harayana postal circle emerge wrestling champs
Chandigarh, November 17
Haryana Postal Circle team bagged the overall championship of Free Style wrestling after garnering 64 points while Maharashtra and Rajasthan postal department wrestlers bagged second and third places, respectively, during the 22 nd All India Postal Wrestling Tournament. The meet held at Sector 3 Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, here today.

A golfer tees off during the Centurion Bank of Punjab Golf Tournament at Panchkula Golf Club, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Saturday. Golf tourney held
Panchkula, November 17
S.S Brar won the ‘best senior player’ title in the Centurion Bank of Punjab Golf Tournament held at Panchkula Golf Club, Sector-3, here today. As many as 112 golfers participated in 18th hole tournament, inaugurated by D.S Dhesi, commissioner town and country planning and Shailendra Bhandari, MD, CBoP.


A golfer tees off during the Centurion Bank of Punjab Golf Tournament at Panchkula Golf Club, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A batsman gets out during the 8th CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge Tournament at DAV grounds in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Cricket for noble cause
Chandigarh, November 17
A fine bowling by Sanjay enabled Infosys team to beat Strategic Market Private Limited (SMPL) team by five wicket during the 8th CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge Tournament. The meet held at DAV grounds in Sector 8, here today.

A batsman gets out during the 8th CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge Tournament at DAV grounds in Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Tiny tots enjoy sports day
Chandigarh, November 17
It was altogether different experience for the tiny tots of Chitkara International School, Sector-25, participating in the Annual Sports Day- Winter Olympics 2007 on the school premises, here today.

Annual sports meet held
Chandigarh, November 17
The primary wing of St John’s High School, sector-26 celebrated Annual Sports Day on the school premises, here today.

Volleyball tourney
Chandigarh, November 17
GGS College(W),Chandigarh, defeated GSS Janta Girls College,Rockot, 3-0 (25-21,25-10,25-11) on the second day of Panjab University inter-college Volleyball (Women) tournament being played at PU grounds, here today.

ADMINISTRATION

Deputation
Norms spell headache for administration
Chandigarh, November 17
Handpicking IAS officials on deputation from Punjab and Haryana or seeking extensions in deputation for preferred officials has become a headache for the Chandigarh administration.


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