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Boy’s Death
Angry, residents begin work on rotary
Chandigarh, November 18
The police arrested the driver of the mini truck that knocked down and killed a 15-year-old student yesterday. SHO Rajesh Shukla said the police arrested 33-year-old Bhim Singh of Chou Majra village in Mohali. He was called to the police station and his vehicle, Tata 207 (CH-03-M-8097), impounded.
CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE: Residents of Sector 38-West construct a rotary at the accident-prone crossing in Chandigarh on Sunday.
CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE: Residents of Sector 38-West construct a rotary at the accident-prone crossing in Chandigarh on Sunday. 

Kolkata cops arrest 2 for impersonation
Chandigarh, November 18
The Kolkata police today arrested two persons from the CAT exam venue at DAV College - 10, on charges of cheating and impersonation.

Clueless on Shatabdi
Chandigarh, November 18
Travelling by the Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express (2012) turned out to be a nightmare for passengers. The train reached here today at 4.30 pm, five hours behind the arrival time. Due to derailment of wagons near Sonepat last night, it was diverted through Saharanpur, hence the delay.

In Basta
More than year gone, forensic report still awaited
Chandigarh, November 18
Seventeen months after a decomposed body of an unidentified woman was found under mysterious circumstances in the jungle area near the railway station here on June 11 last year, the Chandigarh Police is still in the dark about the victim’s identity.

Loss of 87 I-cards
Col, six others face court martial
Chandigarh, November 18
A colonel commanding an armoured regiment is among seven officers and jawans held blameworthy for loss of a large number of identity cards from the unit during field exercises, it is learnt.




EARLIER STORIES

15-yr-old killed in accident
November 18, 2007
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

Mattewal favours laws to curb illegal immigration
Chandigarh, November 18
“There is lack of motivation and opportunities in our country which enthuse younger generation to go abroad and when they fail to fulfil the eligibility criteria for legal immigration they fell pray into the hands of unscrupulous agents for illegal migration”, said advocate-general of Punjab Hardev Singh Mattewal, while speaking during a symposium.
(From left) Lt-Col B S Sandhu, A.R. Khanna, H.S. Mattewal, A. S. Gill and Gaurav Yadav during a symposium on illegal immigration at PU, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
(From left) Lt-Col B S Sandhu, A.R. Khanna, H.S. Mattewal, A. S. Gill and Gaurav Yadav during a symposium on illegal immigration at PU, Chandigarh, on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph

Woman alleges rape by drunkard
Chandigarh, November 18
In a bizarre incident, a man escorted a woman to her sister’s house after repeatedly raping her throughout last night in Dushera Ground in Manimajra, here.

 Virender Singh Heart patient looks for Samaritan
Chandigarh, November 18
Harsh Singh, a labourer, is looking for a Samaritan as he is finding it difficult to save his son suffering from heart disease. The doctors at the PGI here have asked the poor father to arrange Rs 1,70,000 for the surgery of the boy.

2 shopkeepers hurt in clash with rivals
Chandigarh, November 18
Business rivalry took a violent turn in Sector 22 Shastri Market here this morning when two shopkeepers attacked each others with knives and scissors following which two brothers were seriously injured. One of the critically injured brothers was referred to the PGI.
Pawan Kumar Bansal, minister of state for finance, being honoured by the residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Pawan Kumar Bansal, minister of state for finance, being honoured by the residents of Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Priyadarshini Award for Dr Nagi
Chandigarh, November 18
Prof. O.N. Nagi, Emeritus Professor PGI, Chandigarh, has been named for the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award.

31 donate blood
Chandigarh, November 18
Blood donation camp was organised to commemorate martyrdom day of Bhai Mati Dass in Bhagwan Parshu Ram Bhawan, Sector 37-C, here today.

Land Controversy
Councillors indulging in dirty politics: School mgmt
Panchkula, November 18
The management of Sanjay Public School today maintained that the local area councillors, along with the MC president and others, were playing politics over the land site allotted to them for construction of a nursery school in Sector 12.

Free-for-all as liquor-loaded truck overturns
Dera Bassi, November 18
Bacchus lovers had a “free” for all here today following a road accident that led to the overturning of a truck carrying liquor last night. The truck, loaded with Indian made foreign liquor, was going from Dera Bassi to Ramgarh when it had a head-on collision with a canter coming from the opposite direction.

The truck carrying liquor that overturned on the Ramgarh- Dera Bassi road in Mohali on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Neil Bhalinder

The truck carrying liquor that overturned on the Ramgarh- Dera Bassi road in Mohali on Sunday. —

2-month-old Pari steals baby show
Mohali, November 18
St. Soldiers’ Convent School organised a baby show, here today. Pari Bansal (2 months) was chosen as the baby of the day. Prince of the day was Udayveer Singh and princess of the day was Sukhmani. Dr Neeraj Kumar, MD, Chaitanya Hospital was the chief guest. About 300 kids participated in the show in various categories.

Children participate in a baby show held at St Soldiers’ School in Mohali on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Children participate in a baby show held at St Soldiers’ School in Mohali on Sunday

Man found dead on rickshaw
Chandigarh, November 18
An unidentified man was found dead in a rickshaw on road dividing Sectors 25 and 38, this afternoon. As no visible injury mark was found on the body, the police ruled out possibility of foul play behind the death so far.

Man found dead
Mullanpur Garibdass, November 18
A 29-year-old resident of Badi Perchh village here was found dead at his residence last night. The victim, Major Singh, was found dead by his family members at about 9.30 pm.

Plea to name Cactus Garden after Sarkaria
Cactus show sees huge crowds
Panchkula, November 18
The two-day Cactus and Succulent Plant Show organised at Cactus Garden ended on a happy note today for the Sarkarias who were pained at the lack of acknowledgement for the Cactus Gardern’s creator Dr J.S. Sarkaria.

Groceries get costlier by 10 pc
Chandigarh, November 18
Continuous increase in the prices of most grocery items, particularly after Diwali, has surprised the traders as well as the general public.

3-day jewellery exhibition begins
Chandigarh, November 18
A Kundan Meena and Diamond Jewellery exhibition started today at Hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17. The three-day exhibition will end on November 20. The exhibition is organised by Dhadda Jewellery Store which deals with emeralds and all other types of precious and semi-precious stones and is winner of export awards.—TNS

Letters


 
CRIME

Two Bassi Pathana youths held for theft
Bike, cellphone, Ipod recovered
Chandigarh, November 18
The police arrested two residents of Bassi Pathana involved in several cases of thefts and snatchings. The police claimed to have recovered a motorcycle and other articles from their possession.

Woman, sons booked for murder
Zirakpur, November 18
The local police booked a woman and her two minor sons for the alleged murder of the former’s husband.


 
EDUCATION

Thane school wins aerospace olympiad
Chandigarh, November 18
Beating teams from 13 other schools, Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, has won the Second National Aerospace Olympiad organised here by the Chandigarh Chapter of Aeronautical Society.



Students of Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, after winning the Second National Aerospace Olympiad in Chandigarh on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Students of Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, after winning the Second National Aerospace Olympiad in Chandigarh on Friday.

12,500 take CAT
Examinees find verbal section tough
Chandigarh, November 18
As many as 12,500 students from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh converged on the city to take the common admission test (CAT) for admissions to the country’s leading management institutes. The test was conducted at 10 centres in the city.

Students come out after taking the CAT examination at DAV-10 in Chandigarh on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik 

Students come out after taking the CAT examination at DAV-10 in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Annual day of tech institute celebrated
Chandigarh, November 18
The National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Sector 26, celebrated its 40th annual day at the institute’s auditorium here today.

From Colleges
Talk show on radio journalism
Chandigarh, November 18
A talk show on radio journalism was organised at MCM DAV College for Women. RJ Pankaj from 92.7 Big FM was the guest speaker. The show was followed by an interactive session with the students of BA functional English and mass communication. The students also displayed their talent through a skit and mimicry.
Students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, stage a play ‘Jalta Hua Rath’ during Sambhang Natyotsav-2007 being held on the college campus on Sunday.
Students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, stage a play ‘Jalta Hua Rath’ during Sambhang Natyotsav-2007 being held on the college campus on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

From Schools


COURTS

Consumer courts on right track
Chandigarh, November 18
The consumer courts formulated to provide speedy redressal to the consumer disputes are moving on the right track.

1-day police remand for 3 accused
Chandigarh, November 18
A local court today remanded all three accused involved in the murder of 17-year-old Jawahar of Colony Number 4, last night, to one day of police custody.


 
CULTURE

Classical vocalist Bhuvnesh delights music lovers
Panchkula, November 18
The Gandharv Mahavidyalya and Nad Brahm organised a classical vocal recital by Dewas-based young maestro. Bhuvnesh Mukul Komkali at their complex here today. The annual programme was dedicated to the acclaimed guru Pandit Ram Chander Dutt.


HEALTH

Measuring stiffness of tissues possible now: Expert
Chandigarh, November 18
Technological advances in electronics and computers have revolutionised ultrasound practice and the introduction of ultrasound contrast media, intraoperative and endoluminal ultrasound, 3-D and 4-D ultrasound and ultrasound elastography made it possible to measuring the stiffness of tissues and differentiate between malignant lesions on the basis of soft tissue as well as hard tissue which was not possible earlier.

Eat right, walk for healthy heart: Dr Trehan
Chandigarh, November 18
A balanced diet and 45-minute brisk walk five days a week can help in reducing the risk of heart disease. In addition to this, one should also avoid smoking. These were a few tips given by world famous cardiologist Dr Naresh Trehan while addressing the mediapersons at a heart check-up camp organised jointly by the Chandigarh Press Club and Gianwati-OP Jain Memorial Trust, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, here today.
Dr Naresh Trehan (extreme right) examines a patient at a medical check-up camp at the Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday
Dr Naresh Trehan (extreme right) examines a patient at a medical check-up camp at the Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph

Yoga panacea for all ills, claims guru
Chandigarh, November 18
The ancient art of yoga is panacea for all diseases which are playing havoc with the lives of millions of people, says yoga guru Swami Lal Ji Maharaj.

Token system in civil hospital soon
Mohali, November 18
Keeping the convenience of patients in mind, the civil hospital here, is all set to introduce a token system for central registration.


 
SPORTS

Mohali lad is Mr World
Chandigarh, November 18
Mohali lad Ramakant brought laurels to the country by winning Musclemania World Body Building Championship 2007 (middle weight) held at Hotel Grand Wilshire in Los Angeles from November 15-17. Expressing happiness while talking on phone from Los Angeles, the nine-time national champion said, “It is the biggest achievement of my life and is like a dream come true. I worked hard a lot to achieve the milestone”.

 

Mohali lad Ramakant, who won the Musclemania World Body Building Championship, 2007 (middle weight), at Hotel Grand Wilshire in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Mohali lad Ramakant, who won the Musclemania World Body Building Championship, 2007 (middle weight), at Hotel Grand Wilshire in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Sarita, Bunti win boxing bouts
Chandigarh, November 18
Sarita of Sikhiya School-46 defeated Neha of Government Model School-33 in the girls’ semifinal (30 kg category) bout while Bunti Raj of Government Model School-47 thrashed Naresh Bhatt of SD Club-32 in boys’ semifinal in the 44 kg category during the 22nd Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Boys and Girls Boxing Championship held at the Sector 42 sports complex here today.

SGGS beat Dasmesh in volleyball
Chandigarh, November 18
SGGS College for Women-26 team beat Dashmesh Girls College, Badal, 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18) in a league match of volleyball on the third day of PU Inter- College Volleyball (Women) Tournament held at PU grounds here today.

Patiala win fencing championship
Khamano (Fatehgarh Sahib), November 18
Fencers from Patiala snatched the crown at the 21st Punjab Senior Fencing Championship that was held at the local Government Senior Secondary School's indoor stadium in the district.

Cairns, Sodhi share tips with young cricketers
Panchkula, November 18
The dream of many local budding cricketers came true when they got a chance to share a practice session with one of the top cricketers of New Zealand, Chris Cairns, here today.

New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns (right) and Reetinder Sodhi impart tips to budding cricketers at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Panchkula on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns (right) and Reetinder Sodhi impart tips to budding cricketers at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Panchkula on Sunday.

Mini marathon organised
Chandigarh, November 18
In a one-of-its-kind initiative to bring its people together on a single platform, Saboo Business Group (SBG) organised a mini marathon which started from Sukhna Lake here today.

Table Tennis
Dev, Nadia singles champs
Chandigarh, November 18
Dev Saini and Nadia Saini won the men's and women's singles titles respectively in the 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Tournament that concluded at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today.

Sahil excels in taekwondo
Chandigarh, November 18
Sahil emerged champion in the Bantem weight category in the boys’ sub-junior category of the Chandigarh State Taekwondo Championship that concluded at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today.

 


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