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Booming illegal flats stretch resources
Chandigarh, November 24

The construction on the top floor of these flats in Chandigarh which is all illegal. Rather the space should be used for common use like overhead water storage tanks. Even as the Administr- ation claims to have a pro-active role in managing the affairs of the city, thousands of illegal flats have been constructed on open spaces and terraces of the existing blocks of flats.

The construction on the top floor of these flats in Chandigarh which is all illegal. Rather the space should be used for common use like overhead water storage tanks. — Tribune photo by Pravesh Chauhan

Carnival rolls in old, familiar ways
Girls celebrate during a Chandigarh Carnival procession on Saturday. Chandigarh, November 24
Chandigarh Carnival is back with its baggage. As always, most of the stalls seem to have been lifted from a storeroom and placed where they were last year. This year, however, UT Administration has put up a layout plan at the entrance to tell visitors which stall is where.

Girls celebrate during a Chandigarh Carnival procession on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Bollywood stars spice up carnival
Chandigarh, November 24
The day-long gala activities at Chandigarh Carnival attained a majestic climax with the scintillating musical performances by young Bollywood stars here at Leisure Valley.





EARLIER STORIES

Purse, gold chain snatched
Chandigarh, November 24
Two incidents of snatching have been reported in the city in the past 24 hours. Lalita Kaushik of Sector 46 told the police two unidentified youngsters, riding a black-coloured motorcycle, snatched her gold chain from near her home this afternoon.

Slum children associated with Theatre Age have a date with Priyanka Chopra, the brand ambassador of Spice, at Taj, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Slum kids’ troubled date with star
Chandigarh, November 24
The working slum children associated with the Theatre Age had no starry dreams when they were bundled up in vehicles this morning and transported to Taj for a date with Priyanka Chopra.

Slum children associated with Theatre Age have a date with Priyanka Chopra, the brand ambassador of Spice, at Taj, Chandigarh, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

COMMUNITY

Expert expresses concern over N-deal faltering
Chandigarh, November 24
Stating that the proposed Indo-US nuclear deal was in the country’s larger interests, a top nuclear scientist today expressed serious concern over the possibility of the deal doing through within the requisite time frame.

‘N-terrorism a growing threat’
Chandigarh, November 24
Stating that nuclear terrorism is a growing threat with potentially massive and disastrous consequences for all countries, Dr David F Ciampi from the US Homeland Security Defence Coalition said the global structures currently in place today are inadequate for preventing the acquisition of nuclear materials by terrorist organisations.

Security beefed up in city
Chandigarh, November 24
Alerted by the serial blasts in Uttar Pradesh, the Chandigarh police intensified security at Model Jail Burail and in the city, besides launching special search operations at hotels and guest houses.

CAT: Inquiry against MES joint director to continue
Chandigarh, November 24
Dismissing the plea of the applicant, Anil Kumar Kohli, MES joint director, Chandimandir, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the inquiry officer to continue with the departmental inquiry.

Booking LPG just an SMS away
Chandigarh, November 24
Coming to the rescue of the harassed LPG consumers, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has decided to introduce booking though the SMS in 11 of its 22 gas agencies in Chandigarh and Mohali.

Letters
Cops cashing in on violations
Traffic violations have become the norm of the day and cops are cashing in on these. Everyday, we come across cops challaning people for driving without licence or pollution certificate.

 
EDUCATION

PU Notes
Vice-President to visit city
Chandigarh, November 24
Vice-President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari will visit the city to lay the foundation stone of a proposed college, which is going to come up at the cost of Rs 3 crore, and Yuva Bhavan at Panjab University on December 1 as part of its ongoing diamond jubilee celebrations.

From Schools
Array of dances mark annual day
Panchkula, November 24
The second day of three-day annual function of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, commenced with the customary lighting of the sacred lamp. Sandeep Khirwar, SP, Panchkula, was the chief guest. On the occasion, ‘Ram stuti’ created an aura of mysticism while the group song stressed the need for peace in Kashmir.

Manav takes Satluj school to win
Panchkula, November 24
A magnificent all round performance by Manan Vohra (82 runs, 2 for 5) enabled the hosts Satluj Public School, Panchkula, to beat the Mohali Cricket Association in a league match of the Vampire Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament being played at the school ground in Sector 4, here today.

UGC NET now on Dec 30
Chandigarh, November 24
The UGC NET scheduled for December 16 has been postponed to December 30.

COURTS

Insurance firm to pay Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, November 24
Holding the District Forum responsible for not taking note of New Insurance Company Limited’s acceptance of deficiency in service in their reply, the State Commission has imposed Rs 50,000 as damages on the company.

 
HEALTH

Training programme on prevention of deafness
Chandigarh, November 24
The city has been chosen for a pilot project on 'National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness' by the union ministry of health and family welfare. Work on the programme has already started and a training programme for obstetricians and paediatricians was held at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, yesterday.

Western Command dental centre best
Chandigarh, November 24
The Command Military Dental Centre (CMDC), Western Command, Chandimandir, has been adjudged as the best CMDC by an expert team from the office of the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS). The award Ceremony was held at New Delhi this week and the trophy was awarded to Brig K Ravishankar, Commandant, Western Command Military Dental Centre.

 
SPORTS

Ankit Pursharthy Cricketing star who aims high
Chandigarh, November 24
Even as youngsters of his age are taking their first steps in cricket, Ankit Pursharthy of Mohali has taken a leap that could signal the arrival of a new star on the cricketing horizon.

Volleyball
Umesh adjudged best player
Chandigarh, November 24
Umesh Bhatt of Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, was adjudged overall best player in the boys category while Poonam of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, and Neha Sharma of Bal Bhavan Public School, New Delhi, shared the overall best players’ tag among girls, on the concluding day of the CBSE National Sports meet.

Mohali lad Ramakant, who won Musclemania World Body Building Championship 2007 (middle weight) at Los Angeles (USA) last week, gets warm welcome on his return on Saturday.
Mohali lad Ramakant, who won Musclemania World Body Building Championship 2007 (middle weight) at Los Angeles (USA) last week, gets warm welcome on his return on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Kapil sore over denial of Sector 16 stadium
Chandigarh, November 24
The former captain of the Indian team cricket team and the Indian Cricket League (ICL) chairman Kapil Dev is happy the way things are going on in preparations for the cricket bonanza scheduled to commence at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, from November 30. On the other hand, he has a feel of aversion for the Chandigarh Administration.

PU’s inhospitality mars players’ zeal
Chandigarh, November 24
Enthusiasm of 85 girl participants who came to the city for an inter-college chess championship to be held at Panjab University tomorrow was short-lived. When the participants arrived at the venue, they were upset with the way the host Panjab University Sports Department was handling the event. “The inhospitable hosts forgot to make food arrangements for us, including our contingent in charge”, confided one of the players.

Bokaro Ispat schools lift kho-kho titles
Kho-kho players of Bokaro Ispat Vidyalaya, Bokaro, Jharkhand, in a jubiliant mood after winning the girls and boys title in the CBSE National Kho-Kho meet held at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, November 24
Bokaro Ispat Senior Secondary School, Jharkhand, won the girls’ kho-kho championship and Bokaro Ispat Vidyalaya, Bokaro, Jharkhand, won the boys’ title on the final day of the CBSE National Kho-Kho meet held at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, here today.

Kho-kho players of Bokaro Ispat Vidyalaya, Bokaro, Jharkhand, in a jubiliant mood after winning the girls and boys title in the CBSE National Kho-Kho meet held at Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

ADMINISTRATION

Vivek Atray coordinator for mayor’s conference
Chandigarh, November 24
Public relations director Vivek Atray was yesterday appointed coordinator for the forthcoming All-India Mayors’ Conference to be held on December 8 and 9.


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