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Man waylaid near Landran, robbed at gunpoint
Mohali, November 22
A resident of Balachaur was allegedly robbed of Rs 2.5 lakh at gun-point on the Landran-Banur road this morning. According to the police, Varinder Kumar, a businessman from Balachaur, was going to Delhi when he was looted by two youths, who also bashed up his driver.

At last, 19 councillors leave for study tour
Chandigarh, November 21
The jinxed MC study tour finally materialised with 19 councillors leaving for Singapore, Malaysia and Bangkok late last night.

Mayor’s Meet
Meanwhile, Aujla orders probe
Municipal Corporation Commissioner P.S. Aujla today marked an inquiry to joint commissioner T.P.S. Phoolka into suspected fake confirmation letters for the coming mayors’ conference scheduled for the first week of December.

Facility for early detection of cancer at PGI soon
Chandigarh, November 22
The PGI is all set have positron emission tomography (PET) scan facility at its nuclear medicine department, the technique which is mainly used in the early detection of cancer with a very high sensitivity, long before any structural changes become evident using other imaging techniques.

Bhardwaj declines extension offer
Chandigarh, November 22
Within a day of giving a three-month extension to outgoing chief engineer V.K. Bhardwaj, the latter has declined the offer. A senior official said the technocrat had cited personal reasons for the same. He is retiring on November 30. Sources said the chief engineer has a lucrative offer from a known private developer, who has major stake in the region.



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COMMUNITY

Delegation studies coop movement in milk
Mohali, November 22
To preserve the vital contents of milk, chilling it is essential within one to two hours of milking. For this purpose, Milkfed has begun the process of installation of bulk milk coolers. Till date almost 200 coolers have already been installed and their numbers will increase in the days to come. This was stated by VK Singh, MD, Milkfed Punjab, here today.

MC staff take away goods from Verka booth
Chandigarh, November 22
Confusion prevailed in the Sector 19 market after the staff of the MC enforcement wing confiscated goods from the Verka booth. Chanderkanta, who has been running the booth for the past 35 years, alleged that the enforcement wing staff misbehaved with her and her daughter Rajni.

Zeal marks Nagar Kirtan
Chandigarh, November 22
Schoolchildren dressed as Panj Pyare lead a nagar kirtan procession held in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Chandigarh on Thursday.Religious fervour and gaiety marked a procession in connection with the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev in the city today. The procession, which started from the Gurdwara Sri Singh Sabha, Sector 19-D, passed through various sectors, including 27,30,20,21,22,23 and 16 before culminating at the Gurdwara Guru Teg Bahadur, Sector 15-D. Hundreds of people from all walks of life, including school children, participated in the procession. TNS

Schoolchildren dressed as Panj Pyare lead a nagar kirtan procession held in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Littérateurs interact with budding writers
Chandigarh, November 22
Over 50 student writers from various colleges of the tricity participated in a workshop on creative writing organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi on its premises today. Akademi chairman Dr Naresh welcomed the chief guest K.K. Jalan (IAS), who while inaugurating the workshop, called upon senior writers to groom the budding writers by passing on their astute wisdom and writing skills to them.

A huge gas balloon is ready to float in the sky for celebrations of the Chandigarh Carnival.
A huge gas balloon is ready to float in the sky for celebrations of the Chandigarh Carnival. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

J.S. Kohli bereaved
Chandigarh, November 22
Dr Surinder Kohli wife of JS Kohli former chief engineer and chairman of Chandigarh housing Board and presently a member of permanent Lok Adalat, Chandigarh died today after a brief illness. She was 72 years. She will be cremated at Sector 25 electric crematoriums on Friday at 2:30 pm.

Letters
Penalise defaulters
Every nook and cranny of the city has an authorised liquor shop. The incidents of drunkards brawling on roads are on the rise. One look at the occupants within cars at the parking lots, paid and unpaid, opposite most of such liquor shops is enough to apprehend the brewing trouble.

 
CRIME

Man selling duplicate electrical items nabbed
Chandigarh, November 22
The police booked a Sector 19 resident for violating the copy rights Act and cheating for selling duplicate products of Bajaj and Crompton Greaves. According to police sources, general manger of Bajaj company, Rishi Kulshresht of Delhi, lodged a complaint alleging that Sanjay Sharma of Sector 19-B, who was a salesman at a shop in Sector 7-C, was selling duplicate electric items of Bajaj and Crompton Greaves.

 
EDUCATION

12 regular posts for Art College cleared
Chandigarh, November 22
Master’s of Fine Art at Government College of Art, Sector 10, has finally got its much-needed impetus. After dithering for three years, the union ministry of human resource development has sanctioned 12 regular posts for the college.

Myanmar team gets training in e-governance
A delegation from Myanmar at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Mohali on Thursday. Mohali, November 22
In a first of its kind sharing between Myanmar and India, a group of 25 top government officials from Myanmar completed a three-month course on e- governance organised at the Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing here today.

A delegation from Myanmar at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Mohali on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Avinash, Ramanjot win design competition
Mohali, November 22
The Knitwear Design and Technology Department of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) here held a design competition for the final year students in association with Indian Yarns Ltd, a synthetic yarn manufacturing company.

Residents of Hostel No.1 of Panjab University stage a protest against poor quality food in Chandigarh on Thursday. Hostel inmates want quality food
Hold hour-long protest, raise slogans
Chandigarh, November 22
Residents of boys’ Hostel No. 1 at Panjab University protested against the poor quality food in the mess this evening.

Residents of Hostel No.1 of Panjab University stage a protest against poor quality food in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Representatives of five universities of the UK address mediapersons at a press conference organised in Chandigarh on Thursday. UK varsities come calling
Chandigarh, November 22
Representatives of five leading universities from the United Kingdom visited Chandigarh today to provide opportunities to the Indian students to advance their careers through world-class higher education.

Representatives of five universities of the UK address mediapersons at a press conference organised in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Competitions for out-of-school kids conclude
Chandigarh, November 22
While Cluster No. 19 bagged the first place in tug-of-war, Ravi emerged the winner in the spoon race on the concluding day of the two-day competitions organised for the out-of-school kids at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, today.

Thanksgiving Day celebrated
Mohali, November 22
Thanksgiving Day was celebrated with fervour by students of Swami Ram Tirtha Public High School Phase IV here today.

COURTS

NHRC moved against Centre, Punjab
Chandigarh, November 22
A human rights activist has filed a petition against the Union of India, State of Punjab and DGP before the National Human Rights Commission.

4 ICICI agents get judicial remand
Chandigarh, November 22
A local court today remanded all four recovery agents of ICICI Bank, who allegedly forcibly took away a car belonging to a Panchkula man, to judicial custody.

 
CULTURE

Artistes from Reunion Islands perform sega dance at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, on Thursday. Czech artistes bedazzle
Panchkula, November 22
Euphoric fervour permeated the ambience at Bhavan Vidyalaya-15 as the audience, mainly the intrusive students, got bedazzled with the scintillating music and sega dance performances by 30 acclaimed artistes of Czech Republic and Reunion Islands, France.

Artistes from Reunion Islands perform sega dance at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

‘Clay modelling has no unnecessary frills’
Harjit Singh teaches intricacies of clay modelling to students of Jasspal Bhatti Acting School at Mad Arts in Mohali on Thursday. Mohali, November 22
Noted Doordarshan TV Producer Harjit Singh, who has a passion for animation, organised a two-day workshop for the animation students of Mad Arts, Jaspal Bhatti Film School. Mad Arts is the only institute in north India that has included clay modelling in its curriculum. Compared to cell animation which is 2D, clay modelling animation is the basic 3D animation. Most Hollywood animation films work their stories based on clay modelling. Addressing the students, Harjit Singh said the aim of clay modelling animation was to achieve artistic vision through simplicity. Clay modelling animation helped to portray ideas with bare minimum things.


Harjit Singh teaches intricacies of clay modelling to students of Jasspal Bhatti Acting School at Mad Arts in Mohali on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Cultural fest on Nov 27
Chandigarh, November 22
The International Punjabi Cultural Association will hold a cultural festival on November 27 at Kala Bhawan. Punjab revenue minister Ajit Singh Kohar will inaugurate the festival.

HEALTH

TB rising, courtesy air pollution
Chandigarh, November 22
The pulmonary diseases are increasing at an alarming rate with the increase in air pollution the country is facing and the government has to take preventive measures soon to check it before the situation converted into an epidemic.

Tobacco behind lung diseases: Kidwai
Chandigarh, November 22
Governor of Haryana A.R. Kidwai inaugurated the ninth Joint Annual Conference of the Indian Chest Society and the American College of Chest Physicians (NAPCON 2007) being hosted by the Department of Pulmonary Medicine of the PGI here today.

 
SPORTS

Golf
Dhillon triumphs among NRIs
Chandigarh, November 22
Inderdeep Dhillon from Australia made the most of the undulating course of the Panchkula Golf Club shooting a four-over par 76 to fire the best card of the day among NRIs on the second day of the Chandigarh Golfing Tour in Panchkula today.

Four schools make it to kho-kho semis
Chandigarh, November 22
Bokaro Ispat Vidayala, Jharkhand, Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar, DAV Centenary Public School, New Delhi, and B.S.P. Senior Secondary School, Bhilai, moved into the semifinals in the girls’ section in the CBSE National Kho-Kho Tournament at Shishu Niketan Model School, Sector 22, here today.

PU Campus lift cricket trophy
Chandigarh, November 22
Panjab University Campus lifted trophy, defeating MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, by 117 runs in the Panjab University Inter College Cricket (Women) at MCM grounds here today.

Cycling trials on Nov 25
Chandigarh, November 22
Selection trials for boys and girls in the senior, junior and sub-junior categories will be held at Sukhna Lake Club on November 25 to select cyclists for the 61st National Track Cycling Championships to be held from December 3 to 8 in Hyderabad.


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