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HUDA, societies lock horns over notification
Panchkula, November 23
The recent notification of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) asking the flat owners to get their apartments registered under the Apartment Act has kicked up a storm with thousands of cooperative group housing society members up in arms against the "anti-people" decision.

SI’s Promotion 
Admn told to probe certificate’s 
authenticity

Chandigarh, November 23
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has asked the Chandigarh administration to inquire into the authenticity of the yoga certificate awarded to sub-inspector Ram Gopal on the basis of which he got a promotion.

VC relents, claim PU students
‘Accedes’ to most demands
Chandigarh, November 23
The newly elected Panjab University campus students’ council members along with Vikas Rathee, state president, INSO, met the PU vice-chancellor today and claimed that he had accepted many of their demands.

GGDSD gets Rs 70 lakh grant for research
Chandigarh, November 23
GGDSD College, Sector 32, which has over the years created a niche for itself in the commerce stream, is all set to gain recognition in science and research with the UGC selecting the college for a special grant of Rs 70 lakh under the Basic Scientific Research in Colleges programme. The college was selected from among the top 57 colleges of the country and is the only one in the region to have this distinction.




EARLIER STORIES

Chemist shop burgled; Rs 8 lakh stolen
Chandigarh, November 23
Despite the presence of two guards, a chemist shop in Sector 11 here was burgled last night. Around Rs 8 lakh were stolen from the shop. Vinod and Pramod Singla of Kumar Brothers chemist shop in Sector 11 found out about the theft when they opened the shutter this morning. Incidentally, a PCR vehicle was stationed in the shop’s vicinity, said the security guards who were themselves unable to prevent the theft.


COMMUNITY

Army chief cautions against non-military threats
Chandigarh, November 23
Terming energy security as the most significant aspect of national security, Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Deepak Kapoor, cautioned against the emergence of non-military threats and the increasing menace of non-state players in the global security environment. Stating that one of the negative fall-outs of globalisation was that it had also given rise to forces of terror.
Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Deepak Kapoor with Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti (extreme left) on his arrival for a seminar on “Changing Dimensions of Internal Security: Implications for India,” in Chandigarh, on Friday.
Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Deepak Kapoor with Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti (extreme left) on his arrival for a seminar on “Changing Dimensions of Internal Security: Implications for India,” in Chandigarh, on Friday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Event organiser, caterer exchange blows at PCA
Mohali, November 23
The Punjab Cricket Stadium here became the venue for a different kind of a match this afternoon. The owner of an event management company Gursimran Bhullar and the owner of the catering company at PCA Munish Sehgal exchanged blows, abusing one another while their employees watched.

Andhra delegates on two-day visit to Punjab
Mohali, November 23
A high-level team from the Government of Andhra Pradesh reached here for a two-day visit to study the health care delivery system as well as the organisational structure and functioning of the medical and health departments in Punjab.

SBoP staff distribute uniforms
Chandigarh, November 23
As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation today distributed uniforms among destitute children adopted by the Aruna Asaf Ali Foundation.

Fire at newspaper office
Chandigarh, November 23
A major tragedy was averted at the Sector-8 office of an English daily, Times of India, after an electricity meter on the ground floor of the building triggered a minor fire at around 3.37 pm this afternoon.

Prabhjot Bali passes away
Chandigarh, November 23
‘Hamko samjhe hain na samjhenge zamane waale, ham hain andhi mein charaghon ko jalaane waale’, a couplet by Prabhjot Bali aptly introduces him as a prolific poet, music composer, performer, vocal culture expert and an ardent proponent of literary singing.

e-sampark centres closed today
Chandigarh, November 23
All sampark, jan sampark and gram sampark centres will remain closed on November 24 on account of Gurpurab, according to a spokesperson of the administration here today.—TNS

Students injured in scuffle
Chandigarh, November 23
Two students, a hosteller Naved Anjum and his friend, of DAV Senior Secondary School-8 sustained injuries during a scuffle that took place ouside the main gate of the school today evening.—TNS

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CRIME

Gang of robbers busted
Chandigarh, November 23
The police has busted an inter-state gang of robbers, involved in committing the crime during religious congregations, with the arrest of three persons.

Carjacking
4 accused denied bail
Chandigarh, November 23
The bail plea of ICICI Bank four recovery agents accused of forcibly taking away a car was dismissed by judicial magistrate Atul Marya.


 
EDUCATION

From Colleges
Merriment, exuberance mark ‘Phoenix-07’
Chandigarh, November 23
‘Phoenix'07’, the annual IT fest of GGDSD College, Sector 32, was organised on the college premises today. Prof C.M. Behl, former director of the computer applications department of PU and managing director of Rayat Group, was the chief guest.



Participants at a stall during ‘Phoenix-07’ organised by GGDSD College, Sector 32, in Chandigarh on Friday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Participants at a stall during ‘Phoenix-07’ organised by GGDSD College, Sector 32, in Chandigarh on Friday.


 
CULTURE

Abdolhamid Ziaei Celebrating India, Iran cultural ties
Chandigarh, November 23
As director of the Iran Culture House, Abdolhamid Ziaei has overseen the establishment of 45 seats of Persian learning in Indian universities. “The interest is growing by the day and we are planning many more seats. This is just one of our many projects to improve the 3,500 years-old India, Iran cultural ties,” said Hamid, who is in town to attend the Haryana Urdu Akademi’s international seminar on Maulana Jalaludin Rumi.

Chandigarh Carnival begins today
Chandigarh, November 23
The city is ready to rock with a two-day gala event ‘Chandigarh Carnival’ beginning from November 24 at Leisure valley. Adviser to the UT administrator Pradip Mehra will inaugurate the event at 11 am.



Students of Arts College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, give final shape to the tableau on the eve of Chandigarh Carnival on Friday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students of Arts College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, give final shape to the tableau on the eve of Chandigarh Carnival on Friday.


 
SPORTS

M.P. Singh Chandigarh Golfing Tour champ
Dhillon clinches title among NRIs
Chandigarh, November 23
M.P. Singh from Panchkula stole the show from a host of NRIs from all over the world as also tourists from within the country when he clinched the Vodofone overall championship trophy in the second Chandigarh Golfing Tour that concluded on the challenging SEPTA course at Chandimandir today.

M.P. Singh receives the Vodafone overall trophy of Chandigarh Golfing Tour from Lt-Gen T.K. Sapru, GOC-in-C, Western Command, at Chandimandir on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

M.P. Singh receives the Vodafone overall trophy of Chandigarh Golfing Tour from Lt-Gen T.K. Sapru, GOC-in-C, Western Command, at Chandimandir on Friday. —

Priti claims judo gold
Chandigarh, November 23
Priti Gautam of IS Dev Samaj School, Chandigarh, won gold in girls’ under-12 40 kg category of the CBSE National Judo Tournament at IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, today.

Uday Kaul Set for mature innings
Mohali, November 23
With Punjab Ranji team losing key players to the ICL this year, local cricketer Uday Kaul looks to play a mature innings and fill the void left in the depleted team. Hitting two hundreds in three matches at the start of Ranji season this year is a testament to this fact. The hundreds came at crucial junctures, salvaging the team from crisis. With his unbeaten 151 run-knock on the first day of the super league Ranji match against star-studded Uttar Pradesh at the PCA stadium today.

Kapil Dev BCCI league no threat to ICL: Kapil
Chandigarh, November 23
With just seven days left to start the Indian Cricket League (ICL), the speculation still hovers around whether Brian Lara will come down to play in the ICL or not? The chairman of the ICL, Kapil Dev, who was in the town to inaugurate a mobile store in Chandigarh, could not confirm the exact date when Lara would be turning up but was hopeful of his arrival. 

Volleyball
SGGS, Mootha School set up final clash

Chandigarh, November 23
SGGS School-26, Chandigarh, and B.S. Mootha School, Chennai, have qualified for the final in the girls’ category of the CBSE National Volleyball Championship, which is underway at SD School, Sector 32, here. In the boys’ category, Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, and AG DAV School, New Delhi, have qualified for the finals.

Cycling trials 
Chandigarh, November 23 
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. Those interested should report with their date of birth certificate.—TNS

 


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