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ICL Action From Today
6 teams and this glittering trophy

Chandigarh, November 29
The resplendent ICL trophy which was to be unveiled at Hotel Mount View at 10 am today, was finally uncovered at the Taj in the afternoon.

Star Pull: 85 pc tickets gone
Panchkula, November 29
Players of Delhi Jets warm up for a practise session under the floodlights at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula, on Thursday. Star power or the popularity of cricket in the country, the ICL has sold 85 per cent tickets so far, claim organisers.

Players of Delhi Jets warm up for a practise session under the floodlights at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

PEC teacher caught faking TA/DA bills
Chandigarh, November 29
An assistant professor at Punjab Engineering College goes to attend a conference in Delhi. He claims travelling allowance and dearness allowance worth thousands of rupees, certifying that he went to Delhi in his car and stayed there for two days.

COMMUNITY

Security dry run prior to Ansari visit
Chandigarh, November 29
The Chandigarh police today carried out a security drill to fine-tune the arrangements for a two-day visit of Vice-President Mohammad Ansari to the city. He is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow afternoon.




Centre okays 20 pc hike in budget
Chandigarh, November 29
The union government today okayed a hike of 20 per cent in this year’s budgetary allocation for Chandigarh. A sum of Rs 50 crore was sanctioned over and above the existing Rs 267-crore plan allocation as the revised budget estimates were approved by the Lok Sabha today.

Govt buildings to get CFL lamps
Chandigarh, November 29
The Chandigarh administration will go on a power-saving drive. All tubelights and bulbs in offices of the administration will be replaced by CFL lamps, that are known to consume less power.

Burail Jail
IG directed to fill vacant posts
Chandigarh, November 29
The police may have taken stern steps to beef up security arrangements after the infamous jailbreak in 2004 at the Modern Jail, Burail, the jail is still short on staff.

List of holidays
Chandigarh, November 29
The CGEWCC, Chandigarh, today issued the list of closed (gazetted holidays) and restricted holidays for 2008 for central government employees residing in tricity.

Kashmiri Pandits demand homeland
Chandigarh, November 29
In the backdrop of ethnic cleansing and exodus of Kashmiri Hindus following terrorism in Kashmir, the Pannu Kashmir Movement (PKM) today demanded a homeland for Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir.

Raids on Jain stores continue
Chandigarh, November 29
Amid unconfirmed reports that undisclosed income of Rs 2.5 crore had been found during raids at garment retails stores of the Jains, IT raids continued for the second day today.

Blood Money
Hospital begins probe
Chandigarh, November 29
The Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, has started an inquiry into the sale of blood from its blood bank illegally.

Mayoral elections on January 1
Chandigarh, November 29
Elections for the city mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor will be held on January 1, 2008. Deputy Commissioner R.K. Rao issued a notice to this effect here today.

Letters
City not safe
ONLY a day after the police decided to be present at the public places to put a check on crime, two youths snatched a woman’s chain in broad daylight in the presence of at least 10 persons and fled away.

 
CRIME

Enforcement staff face traders’ wrath
3 officials hurt, 2 trucks damaged
Chandigarh, November 29
An inspector of the municipal corporation’s enforcement wing along with two other employees sustained injuries when an unruly mob of shopkeepers, opposing the anti-encroachment drive, restored to stone pelting at the rehri market, Sector 19, here this afternoon.

Man killed in hit-&-run case
Chandigarh, November 29
An unidentified man in his mid-30s was killed in a hit-and-run case late last night. The victim sustained serious head injuries in the accident and was taken to the PGI, where he succumbed to his injuries later.

Body found near CII office
Chandigarh, November 29
The body of an unidentified man in his 50s was found near the CII office in Sector 31 here last night. The police said the man apparently died due to cold as no visible injury mark was found on the body.

 
BUSINESS

Auction of 151 sites in city after 4 yrs
Chandigarh, November 29
After a gap of almost four years, the Chandigarh administration will hold an auction for 99 residential and 52 commercial sites on December 17 and December 18. The auction has raised much interest as the city is riding high on a real estate boom.


 
EDUCATION

Environment Exam
Students to get chance in Feb 2008
Chandigarh, November 29
Students of Panjab University, who could not get their degrees for not appearing in the environment exam or could not clear the exam, now have a reason to cheer. The pro-students decision comes with an objective of clearing the backlog of thousands of dumped degrees for which the university has decided to conduct a special examination in February 2008.

A student explains his exhibit during the State Science Exhibition held at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Students display science exhibits
Chandigarh, November 29
The 33rd State Science Exhibition-2007 was inaugurated by Krishna Mohan, home-cum-education secretary, Chandigarh Administration, at the State Institute of Education (SIE), Sector 32, here today.

A student explains his exhibit during the State Science Exhibition held at the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

PU syndicate to meet on Dec 3
May reduce papers for promotion to next semester
Chandigarh, November 29
Number of papers required to be passed by the students of the five-year integrated BA LLB (hons) course for promotion to the next semester may be reduced. The matter would be taken up by the Panjab University syndics at the upcoming syndicate meeting on December 3.

Rusticate Brinder, law faculty to V-P
Chandigarh, November 29
Irked by the recent cases of indiscipline, including the one involving first-year student Brinder Dhillon, in the PU department of laws, the faculty of the department has submitted a memorandum to chancellor of the university and Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari requesting rustication of the erring student.

WLC launches campus
Chandigarh, November 29
WLC College India (WLCI) launched its campus in Chandigarh, offering students both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The admissions are open for its programmes beginning in February 2008. The college already has 18 campuses in cities all over India.

From Schools
Chandigarh
FUNCTION: St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, held its annual sports-cum-cultural event ‘Enchante’ on the school premises here yesterday. The programme started with a school choir.

IT finishing school in city soon
Chandigarh, November 29
With a view to help IT professionals in honing their communication skills, dressing sense, etiquettes, Raman International Institute of Information technology (RiiiT) has come out with a comprehensive programme named as ‘IT Finishing School’, which will soon be launched in Chandigarh.

 
CULTURE

Vijay Kashyap ‘Acting is no child’s play’
Chandigarh, November 29
The memory of good old days is hard to live, especially when times have painfully changed. That explains the wistfulness in actor Vijay Kashyap’s words. They rise from the depth of a glorious past and seek a decent, if not glorious, future both for Kashyap and acting, his passion.

Singing poet enchants audience
Chandigarh, November 29
Singing Punjabi poetic creations of his own and of others is Pashaura Singh Dhillon’s passion. In city on invitation from the Punjabi Sahit Sabha, he delighted the city audience with his smooth version of verses from his latest book ‘Deeva Bleh Samundron Paar’ and other prominent poets at the Randhawa auditorium here yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Saaniya takes lead in women’s pro golf
Chandigarh, November 29
Saaniya Sharma of Chandigarh played a five-over par 77 card to take the lead after the second round of the sixth leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour on the par-72 greens of the Noida Golf Course today.

Satish wins 800 m event
Chandigarh, November 29
Satish Choudhary of BP Ed III, emerged winner in 800 m race event during the two-day 55 th Annual Athletic Meet, held at the Government College for Men, Sector 11, here, today.

ADMINISTRATION

Four inspectors promoted
Chandigarh, November 29
Four inspectors of the Chandigarh police were promoted to the rank of deputy superintendent of police (DSP) by a departmental promotion committee of the UT administration, here today.

Aujla repatriated to Punjab
Chandigarh, November 29
The Chandigarh administration has repatriated municipal commissioner P.S. Aujla back to his parent cadre of Punjab.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

HUDA-coop imbroglio
Residents want CM to form panel
Panchkula, November 29
The standoff between the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and members of the cooperative housing societies over the registration of flats under the Apartment Act after paying stamp duty took a new turn today with residents sending an SOS to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to intervene in the matter.

Heritage status for Mohindra College soon
Patiala, November 29
Punjab cooperative minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh announced here today that the state government would soon accord heritage status to Government Mohindra College, Patiala, which has been imparting education in this part of the region for the last 132 years.

3 killed, 13 injured in accidents
Patiala, November 29
Three persons were killed and three others sustained injuries as a canter loaded with kinnows collided with a PRTC bus near Saranwal village in the district, while 10 people were injured as a Sumo turned turtle near Kaurjiwala village, today.

Panchayat byelection on Dec 16
Ambala, November 29
The State Election Commission, Haryana, has declared panchayat byelections for the remaining term to fill up the seats of panches, sarpanches, members of panchayat samitis and members of zila parishads fallen vacant due to death, resignation, removal, disqualifications or otherwise on the schedule given for Ambala district.

Drama school stages plays
Mohali, November 29
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, a cultural wing of the ministry of external affairs, as a part of its various cultural activities, gives exposure to young upcoming, talented artistes and has been organising cultural programmes every month by cultural groups in this region under its “Horizon Series”.

Vanishing greens, grills cause for concern
Patiala, November 29
Local residents are sore over the fact that vast green spaces in the city, which, at one time, were pride of this erstwhile princely town, are vanishing rapidly, depriving residents of oxygen and giving them sleepless nights.

Income Boost
MC to levy fee on film shootings in parks
Mohali, November 29
In order to give a boost to its income, the municipal council has proposed a fee on persons who come for shooting of films, serials and picturisation of songs in the parks owned by the civic body and even at its office building located in Sector 68. The proposal will be discussed by the house at the monthly meeting of the council to be held tomorrow.

Two-wheeler riders get safety tips, gifts
Patiala, November 29
As many as 40 students of Swami Vivekanand School of Management, in association with the Patiala traffic police, conducted a helmet awareness campaign for the public in the city today.

FIR against secy, EO of MC
Ambala, November 29
An FIR has been registered against the secretary and former executive officer of municipal council, Ambala Sadar, over a property mutation case.

Badal visits Mattewal in hospital
Mohali, November 29
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today visited Fortis Hospital here to inquire about the health of advocate general H.S. Mattewal.



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