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ICL carnival: 1 day to go
Players to be tested for dope
Chandigarh, November 28
The Indian Cricket League (ICL) will put its players to a dope test and has set up an anti-corruption cell to prevent match fixing during the league starting from November 30 at Tau Devi Lal Cricket stadium in Panchkula.

Brian Lara In P’kula, it’s Lara’s theme
Panchkula, November 28
Brian Lara is to the ICL what the ‘brahamastra’ was to the warriors in the Mahabharata. The Lara craze was evident from the excitement of his fans, who gathered in numbers for his glimpse at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here. As soon as the Mumbai Champs skipper arrived with his team at 3.45 pm, there was a lot of hustle-bustle at the venue. 

UT gets Rs 51 crore for Industrial Area
Chandigarh, November 28
The union finance ministry has sanctioned Rs 51.19 crore for the Industrial Area. A communiqué from the ministry informing about the sanction has been received by the administration, sources said today.

1-year-jail for IIT college head
Chandigarh, November 28
The Consumer Disputes Forum-I today sentenced the chairperson of the IIT College of engineering, Mani Majra, to a year’s imprisonment for not complying with the orders of the forum. The forum also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him. The order was pronounced on May 21 this year. The forum directed the engineering college to pay a compensation of Rs 90,000 for not refunding the security amount of students.




FALL ALREADY: Bougainvillea petals form a snowy blanket in Bougainvillea garden at Phase-5, Mohali on Wednesday.
FALL ALREADY: Bougainvillea petals form a snowy blanket in Bougainvillea garden at Phase-5, Mohali on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Showrooms of Jains raided
Chandigarh, November 28
Prominent ready-made garment dealers of Sector 17, Jains, came under the income tax scanner with IT sleuths raiding their premises today. Acting on specific information, a team of the investigating wing of the IT department raided Meena Bazar, showrooms of Jains in Sector 17 and the notified area committee in Mani Majra.


COMMUNITY

DAV-8 ‘denies’ info on sports centre
School not under RTI: Principal
Chandigarh, November 28
A local government aided school has apparently flouted provisions of the Right to Information Act (RTI) by denying information about its sports center.

Loss of Crop
No compensation so far, complain land owners
Mohali, November 28
More than 50 land owners of Mouli Baidwan and Raipur villages here have alleged that they have not got any compensation for the loss of crop due to the laying of underground pipes for sewerage treatment plant.


The water-logged land in Mouli Baidwan village rendered useless for plantation due to the laying of the sewerage line in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

Green run on December 25
Chandigarh, November 28
The MC has planned a run for environment on December 25 for various age groups to commemorate Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s supreme sacrifice.
Guests at the ceremonial parade of 1/4 Gorkha Rifles at Chandimandir on Wednesday.
Guests at the ceremonial parade of 1/4 Gorkha Rifles at Chandimandir on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

It’s not land grab, says chargesheeted MLA Ripjit
Chandigarh, November 28
Ripjit Singh Brar, Congress MLA from Kotkapura, who was charge-sheeted under Section 11 of the Public Premises Act in the district courts yesterday, claims that it is not a case of land grab.

Poor children given gifts
Chandigarh, November 28
Jean Rodrigues, president of the Indian Council for Child Welfare, today presented gifts to anganwadi workers and underprivileged children at a function in Mani Majra.

Fire engine charges likely to be hiked
Chandigarh, November 28
The MC is planning to enhance call charges of fire engines deployed during private functions and also those called out to receive emergency calls from the Governments of Punjab and Haryana.
A schoolgirl tries her hand at shooting during NCC day celebrations on GCG campus in Patiala on Wednesday
A schoolgirl tries her hand at shooting during NCC day celebrations on GCG campus in Patiala on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

‘Mahabharat Mein Sankhaya Darshan’ released
Chandigarh, November 28
Professor R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, Punjab University, released a book titled ‘Mahabharat Mein Sankhaya Darshan’, at a simple ceremony on the PU campus, held under the aegis of Swami Ram Tirath Educational and Cultural Society here today.

Scribe bereaved
Chandigarh, November 28
Harchand Kaur (76), mother-in-law of special correspondent of Punjabi Tribune, Jagtar Singh Sidhu, died here today. She was ill for the last few days and was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, on November 26. Her last rites would be performed at her native village Pato Hirasingh, Moga, at 2 pm.—TNS

Letters
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CRIME

Police raids GMSH blood bank
Lab technician arrested for illegal sale of blood
Chandigarh, November 28
The illegal sale of blood at government blood banks has come to light with the police raiding a blood bank of Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, and finding irregularities in its stock and records.

11 booked for illegal possession of houses
Chandigarh, November 28
The police has registered cases against 11 persons, including five women, for allegedly taking the possession of the houses of two NRIs illegally.


 
EDUCATION

Students Beware
169 institutes running unapproved courses
Chandigarh, November 28
With a view to cracking down on institutes offering technical education without taking mandatory approval from it, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released a list of such erring institutions.

Region’s first B-school for women
Chandigarh, November 28
In all fairness to the fair sex, the region’s first-ever stand-alone women business school is all set to come up on the Chandigarh-Patiala highway.

From Colleges
Texstyle week concludes
Chandigarh, November 28
‘Texstyle week’, which is a regular feature in clothing and textiles department at the Government Home Science College, Sector 10, was held from November 20-28.Various competitions, including knitting, cross-stitching, embroidery, fashion illustration etc were held during this week. 

PU Notes
City team for Kanpur youth fest
Chandigarh, November 28
A 40-member contingent from the affiliated colleges and teaching departments of the Panjab University is going on November 29 to participate in the North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival to be held from December 1 to December 5, 2007, at Ch Shauji Maharaj University, Kanpur. The participants will be competing in the items of dance, theatre, literary, fine arts and music. In all they will be, participating in 20 items. The contingent is led by Prof K.L. Sodhi and Prof Preeti Phoolka.


COURTS

Notice to Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, November 28
Taking suo motu cognisance of a news report on the illegal use of sex determination kits in the region, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover issued notice to Punjab, Haryana and the Central government. The case will now come up on January 11 for further hearing.


 
HEALTH

Urban women more prone to breast cancer
Chandigarh, November 28
Women in the urban areas are at a higher risk of breast cancer. The issue was discussed by a panel of pathologists headed by Dr Harsh Mohan, head, pathology, GMCH, on the fifth day of the annual conference of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists.

Best research paper by Mohali surgeon
Mohali, November 28
A research paper by a senior consultant and surgeon associated with Fortis, Mohali, Dr Pankaj Garg, has been selected for presentation in the best research paper category at the prestigious annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of India to be held at Bhubaneswar next month-end.


 
SPORTS

Gurjant, Rupinder steal show
Chandigarh, November 28
Gurjant Singh of Government Model Senior Secondary School-37 won first place in the 600m race in the under-14 category of the Inter-School Athletics Tournament 2007-08 at the sports complex, Sector 46, today. Rupinder Singh of Government Model Senior Secondary School-35 emerged winner in the 5000m race in the under-19 (boys) event. In the girls’ under-19 (1500m) event, Pooja bagged the first place.

 

An athlete in action during the Inter-School Athletics Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

An athlete in action during the Inter-School Athletics Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

City kabaddi body in dock
Outside players for national meet
Chandigarh, November 28
The Chandigarh Kabaddi Association is under the scanner for allegedly fielding outside players in the local team for a national competition.

ICL good for budding players: Klusener
Panchkula, November 28
“Garry Kirsten has got a great opportunity to coach a team like India on his first assignment,” feels his former teammate and all-rounder Lance Klusener.  “Certainly, it will be a great challenge for Kirsten to coach Team India, which is doing very well of late. The team can benefit from the experience of the all-rounder,” he said after practising at the nets at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here.


There are a lot of talented young cricketers back home. I saw the same passion in some youngsters here. Probably some of these will go on to become next Sachins and Drains — Lance Klusener 

There are a lot of talented young cricketers back home. I saw the same passion in some youngsters here. Probably some of these will go on to become next Sachins and Drains — Lance Klusener

Rajasthan on firm footing
Chandigarh, November 28
A fine batting display by Manish Sharma (57) and Akul Vijay (81) and half century by Arjit Gupta put Rajasthan on a sound footing, scoring 310 for 9 in 90 overs against Gujarat, on the third day of the All-India Cooch Behar Under-19 (plate group) at the cricket stadium, Sector 16, here today.


ADMINISTRATION

RLA still accepting affidavits
Chandigarh, November 28
Orders of the Chandigarh administration to accept self-attested documents instead of affidavits are not being implemented in the RLA office here.

Fountain in Sukhna
Panel formed to study proposal
Chandigarh, November 28
The Chandigarh administration has constituted a committee to examine the proposal of installation of a fountain in the centre of Sukhna lake. The committee will examine various aspects concerning environment, preservation of the lake and its ecology and engineering.


NEIGHBOURHOOD
LEARNING GROUND: Students sweep Government Elementary School premises during school hours in Patiala on Wednesday.
LEARNING GROUND: Students sweep Government Elementary School premises during school hours in Patiala on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Fake documents land youth in Kuwait jail
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 28
Going abroad on fake documents has landed a local youth in a Kuwait jail. Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Guniamajri village near Bassi Pathana, was arrested by the Kuwait police on charges of entering their nation with fake documents.

3 killed in accidents
Ambala, November 28
Three person were killed and four injured in three separate accidents in Ambala today. According to information, an autorickshaw overturned on Ambala-Chandigarh road near Ambala City this afternoon.

Admn gears up for Shaheedi Mela
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 28
In view of the forthcoming Shaheedi Jor Mela to be held in the historical town of Fatehgarh Sahib, the district administration has stepped up preparations for the smooth conduct of the three-day event.

Clashes
Migrants protest against police inaction
Kharar, November 28
A group of migrants from Balongi area protested against the area police for not taking any action in two cases of brawl. Around 100 migrants raised slogans against the police outside Balongi police post demanding action into two incidents of brawl on November 25.



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