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Syndicate nod for seat to single girlchild
* Decides to intervene in DAV staff-management tiff
* Revokes the suspension of two professors
Chandigarh, November 20
The Panjab University syndicate today approved a seat for the single girlchild for admission to each course in the university, provided she is otherwise eligible for the same. The syndicate also decided to intervene in the long-drawn battle between DAV employees and the management.

Student hit by car on campus
PU mulls speed humps
Chandigarh, November 20
A student of the department of political science escaped with minor injuries when he was hit by a speeding car on the Panjab University campus. The incident took place at 2 pm. Neeraj, a resident of Hostel No. 3, was crossing the road when he was hit by a speeding Ford Ikon driven by a girl student of the UIPS.



Injured Neeraj at the PGI.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Injured Neeraj at the PGI

All-India Meet
Mayor, commissioner can’t agree
Chandigarh, November 20
The All-India Mayors’ Conference became a bone of contention between the mayor and commissioner at the finance and contract committee meeting here today. The meeting will be held again tomorrow to take a decision on the matter.



EARLIER STORIES

Admn moots fire equipment in schools
Panchkula, November 20
In view of the fire incident at Government Middle School in Nada village, the district administration has decided to take up the matter of installation of fire-fighting equipment in schools with the education department, Haryana.

Case against TV channel
Chandigarh, November 20
The local police booked a private TV channel and three persons for allegedly showing an unauthorised video of the “kidnapping” of a Panchkula resident. According to sources in, a case of revealing the identity of the victim (228-A), defamation (499), and criminal conspiracy (120-B) under the provisions of the IPC and Sections 6 and 8 of the Indecent Representation of Woman Prohibition Act, 1986, has been registered against the private TV Channel.

Winners of different breed category in animal fair at the 54th All-India Cooperative Week at phase-6 Mohali
Winners of different breed category in animal fair at the 54th All-India Cooperative Week at phase-6 Mohali on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


COMMUNITY

Rituals At Sukhna
Ban too late, say experts
Chandigarh, November 20
The administration has finally woken up from slumber and imposed a ban on performing rituals at Sukhna Lake. But environmentalists and naturalists are of the opinion that it is too late as the festive season, which begins with the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and ends with Chhat puja, is over.

A file photo of Sukhna Lake after the Chhat Puja celebrations
A file photo of Sukhna Lake after the Chhat Puja celebrations. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Land Row
Residents demand inquiry
Allege more land allotted to school than auctioned
Panchkula, November 20
The residents of Sector 12 today demanded an inquiry into the allotment of the school site sandwiched between two parks, creation of a second park and levelled allegations of manipulation by a HUDA officer in this regard.

Physical verification of building violations to go
Chandigarh, November 20
In order to effect the expeditious transfer of ownership, the Chandigarh Housing Board has decided to dispense with the necessity of physical verification of building violations before effecting transfer.

Tribune employee bereaved
Chandigarh, November 20
Ram Singh (90), father of The Tribune employee, Paramjit Singh, a fitter in the rotary section, died in hospital here late this evening after a prolonged illness.

 
CRIME

Two bodies found
Mohali, November 20
The Lalru police recovered a highly putrefied body of a middle-aged woman today. The unidentified body was found by onlookers this morning in the open fields of Lehli village near Lalru.

Youth held a day after robbery
Motorcycle of junk dealer recovered
Chandigarh, November 20
A day after a junk dealer was robbed of his motorcycle and cash on the knife-point in the lonely area behind Colony Number 4, the local police today arrested the robber and recovered the motorcycle from him. The accused has been identified as 23-year-old Amit Chauhan of Daun village near Kharar.                                     
Amit Chauhan
Amit Chauhan

1 killed in accident
Panchkula, November 20
One person died and another was seriously injured in an accident on the Pinjore-Surajpur highway here today. Naveen Chand (35) died on the spot while his cousin Baby Tiwari was admitted to Kalka civil hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Jewellery, foreign currency stolen from house
Chandigarh, November 20
Thieves decamped with gold ornaments cash and foreign currency after breaking into a house in Sector 45.

 
BUSINESS

Biz Word
Glass safety film launched
Chandigarh, November 20
Garware Polyester Limited introduced a glass safety film Glassafe at Floor Square, Sector 8, here today. Megh Doot Deherkar, general manager, Garware Polyester Limited, in a jointly addressed press conference with Umesh Ghai, director, Floor Square, gave a live demonstration of breaking the glass.

 
EDUCATION

Governor visits schools, pulls up officers
Chandigarh, November 20
As part of continued effort and monitoring drive, UT Administrator Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) today visited Government Primary School of Bapu Dham Colony, Government Model School, Sector 26, and also the urban transformation process in progress in Bapu Dham.

From Schools & Colleges
St John’s bags overall singing trophy
Chandigarh, November 20
Nandini Garg of St Kabir School-26 and Carina Kelly of St Anne's School-32 clinched the first and second positions, respectively, in a solo singing event during the Mother Veronica Inter-school Singing Competition-2007 organised by Carmel Convent School-9 on the school premises here today.
Members of the Red Ribbon Club of GCG-42, Chandigarh, during an inter-college debate on the college premises on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Members of the Red Ribbon Club of GCG-42, Chandigarh, during an inter-college debate on the college premises

NCC cadets visit old-age home
Chandigarh, November 20
As part of its raising day celebrations, NCC cadets today visited the Old-Age Home in Sector 15 and interacted with inmates there. A brief cultural programme was also organised there and cadets presented some utility items to the home.

COURTS

HC judges’ appointments: Prez clears five names
Chandigarh, November 20
The names of five advocates, including a woman lawyer, have been cleared by the President for their elevation as judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A fax in this regard was received by the High Court authorities this afternoon.

Hope Gastro MD told to pay Rs 2 lakh
Chandigarh, November 20
Taking a strong note of medical negligence on the part of Hope Gastro Intestinal Diagnostic Clinic, Sector 26, the State Disputes Redressal Commission directed Dr Neeraj Nagpal, MD (med), to pay a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to Manni Devi, 61.

 
CULTURE

At last, Kala Darpan gets sales staff
Chandigarh, November 20
Kala Darpan, an ambitious projects of the UT administration, may well have got a new lease of life. Inaugurated with much-fanfare and hype with the objective of promoting local talent in art and craft, the project remained quite a non-starter for long.

Kala Darpan, which wore a dull look until recently due to lack of sales staff, has got a new lease of life in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Kala Darpan, which wore a dull look until recently due to lack of sales staff, has got a new lease of life in Chandigarh

Remix king turns actor

Chandigarh, November 20
The Punjabi pop and remix music aficionados will see star composer Bally Sagoo in a new avatar playing the lead actor in his maiden film ‘Saajna Ve Sajna’ scheduled for its worldwide release on November 30.


Bally Sagoo talks to mediapersons about Punjabi film ‘Sajna Ve Sajna’ at the Chandigarh Press Club in Sector 27 on Tuesday. Preeti Jhingyani (centre) and Diljeet Kaur are also seen in the picture. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Bally Sagoo talks to mediapersons about Punjabi film ‘Sajna Ve Sajna’ at the Chandigarh Press Club in Sector 27

German jazz group for UT carnival
Chandigarh, November 20
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi, Max Mueller Bhavan and Goethe Institute, New Delhi, will organise a jazz concert in collaboration with the UT administration and Indo-German Language and Cultural Society, Chandigarh, on November 24 at Leisure Valley.

HEALTH

‘Saving Lakshmi was a life-changing moment’
Mohali, November 20
Sometimes it takes just a moment to change a life. For Dr Ashok Koul and his wife Dr Asha Koul saving the life of Lakshmi Tatma, the two-year-old Bihar girl who was born with four arms and four legs, was one such moment.


Dr Asha Koul
Dr Asha Koul


Dr Ashok Koul
Dr Ashok Koul

Medical suptd flouts own rules: UT
Chandigarh, November 20
The UT secretary, Medical Education and Research, today pointed out before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that the medical superintendent (MS) of GMCH, Sector 32, Dr Harish Mohan has flouted the rules.

 
SPORTS

Jyoti, Devesh clinch singles titles
Chandigarh, November 20
Jyoti Kaushik and Devesh Singhal of India clinched the girls and boys’ singles titles in the finals of the India Open International Masters Series 2007 Table Soccer Championship which concluded at the St Stephen's School.


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