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‘Naya andaaz’ a draw on Day 1
Panchkula, November 30
Two men dressed as a lion and a jet glean support for the Chandigarh Lions and the Delhi Jets at Tau Devi Lal cricket stadium in Panchkula The ‘naya andaaz’ of the Indian Cricket League seems to have clicked with the crowds. Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium here was packed to capacity on the augural day.

Two men dressed as a lion and a jet glean support for the Chandigarh Lions and the Delhi Jets at Tau Devi Lal cricket stadium in Panchkula on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

  From The Sidelines

Stars & Spangles
Chandigarh, November 30
Cheerleaders from Russia are delighted to be in City Beautiful Indian Cricket League’s (ICL) Twenty20 tournament turned out quite sumptuous for a starter. Little wonder the house was full even when the rocking Kareena Kapoor was gone.

Cheerleaders from Russia are delighted to be in City Beautiful — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Forcible Recovery
Forum tells ICICI to pay Rs 4 lakh

Chandigarh, November 30
Taking serious note of illegal means used by the ICICI Bank to recover money, the District Consumer Forum has directed it to pay Rs 4 lakh as compensation to a Mohali resident.








 
COMMUNITY

Corruption a moral issue: Ansari 
Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari (second from left) along with Haryana Governor Dr A.R. Kidwai (left), Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda (right) after releasing the Fourth Volume of the Haksar Memorial Lecture in ChandigarhChandigarh, November 30
Stating that corruption in public life had implications that were wide-ranging and multi-dimensional, Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari said the challenge was to comprehend and confront the issue in its totality.
Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari (second from left) along with Haryana Governor Dr A.R. Kidwai (left), Punjab Governor Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda (right) after releasing the Fourth Volume of the Haksar Memorial Lecture in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

BSNL to employ rural youth
Chandigarh, November 30
Living up to its social commitment, the largest public sector undertaking in India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has started providing a helping hand to the government agencies in combating unemployment, particularly in the rural areas.

MC rejects dept proposal for renting out building
Mohali, November 30
The municipal council has rejected the proposal of the district employment generation and training department for giving a part of the office building on rent to it even as the Kharar MLA appealed to the Punjab chief minister to get the stay on work-related estimates vacated so that development could be carried out in Mohali.

High drama over reinstallation of meter
Panchkula,November 30
The electricity department today allegedly tried to re-install the power connection at the house of Joginder Singh Sahi, an NRI and former doctor with the Indian hockey team, at his house in Sector 8 without his permission.

Mohali gets Reliance Fresh outlet
Mohali, November 30
Mohali’s first Reliance Fresh outlet opened at Phase V today. This is the 22nd outlet of the multicrore company in Punjab. The company already has outlets in Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh.

Scintillating ballet marks founders’ day
Panchkula, November 30
A majestic presentation of an elaborate musical ballet "The Seasons", by over 600 students marked the sixth founders’ day celebrations of the Dikshant International School at the Indradhanush auditorium here yesterday.

Plant utility trees: Maneka
Chandigarh, Nov 30
“Chandigarh needs more utility trees like Peepal, Jamun, Bargad which have vanished over the past few years from the city in place of ornamental trees”, said Maneka Gandhi, MP from Pilibhit and chairperson of the People for Animals (PFA).

MC meet adjourns without discussing agenda
Chandigarh, November 30
The house meeting of the Municipal Corporation was adjourned today without discussing a single agenda item. It is being slated to be one of the only house meetings in the history of the MC to have been adjourned even without confirming the minutes of the previous meeting.

Union contests ad seeking ex-linemen
Chandigarh, November 30
The Punjab Unemployed Linemen Union has challenged an advertisement issued in September by the Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala, inviting applications from retired linemen for re-employment.

Power dept cries for staff, transport
Chandigarh, November 30
The city’s power infrastructure seems to be caught in time warp. Dwindling staff, lack of modern transport for the field staff and the bias against the “southern sectors” coupled by an unresponsive attitude of a “distant” Government of India is adding to the woes.

BJP cell for flyover at level crossing
Chandigarh, November 30
The colony cell of the BJP today demanded the construction of a flyover at level crossing No. 125 near the Industrial Area here.

Scale, proportion, integral to Corbusier work: Expert
Chandigarh, November 30
The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademy organised a lecture-cum-slide show on “Modular man and the proportion” by architect and artist Aditya Prakash at Government College of Arts hall here today.

2 employees of The Tribune retire

Bahuguna at PGI
Chandigarh, November 30
The angiography of renowned environmentalist Sunder Lal Bahuguna was conducted at the PGI here today. “There is blockage in the arteries which requires stenting,” said hospital authorities. — TNS

Letters
Unwarranted security to SGPC members

 
CRIME

Sec 38 doctor booked for bid to rape maid
Chandigarh, November 30
A Sector 38-based medical practitioner was today booked on charges of attempt to rape on a complaint lodged by his maid. The victim, who is in her early twenties, alleged that she and 65-year-old Dr V.D. Chugh were alone at home when Dr Chugh attempted to rape her.

Probe reopened against Punjab former DPI(S)
Charged with procuring job under the SC quota by furnishing fake certificates

Chandigarh, November 30
The SSP ordered an inquiry into the cancellation of a case in which a former director, Public Instructions (DPI) (Schools), Punjab, was booked on the charges of cheating and forgery for allegedly procuring a job under the Scheduled Caste quota by furnishing fake certificates.

CBI nabs labour inspector with bribe money
Chandigarh, November 30
Sleuths of the CBI reportedly caught a labour inspector of the UT administration red-handed while taking a bribe from a consultancy firm in Sector 22 here this evening.

 
BUSINESS

New industrial policy soon: Capt Kanwaljit
Panchkula, November 30
Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh today said the Punjab Government would soon announce its new investor-friendly industrial policy to promote industrialisation in the state in a big way.

 
EDUCATION

Boparai’s confidant puts in papers
Mohali, November 30
Prof U.C. Singh, director of Regional Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala, resigned from his post today. Prof U.C. Singh was a close confidant of former vice-chancellor of Punjabi University S.S. Boparai. Singh is said to have resigned in the former VC’s support.

From Schools
Students told to keep Shastri’s teachings alive

Mohali, November 30
Shastri Model School held an annual prize distribution function in which cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia was the chief guest. Madan Mohan Mittal, former minister, Punjab, presided over the function and Jasjeet Singh Bunny, general secretary, Youth Akali Dal, were the guest of honour Principal R. Bala read out the annual report of the school. School manager Ram Lal Sewak stressed upon keeping the teachings of Shastriji alive.

Statistical investigator exam on Dec 17
Chandigarh, November 30
The Staff Selection Commission(SSC) has issued call letters for interview of the statistical investigator examination-2007, which is scheduled to be held on December 17 and 18.

COURTS

HC restrains PGI from re-advertising Prof’s post
Chandigarh, November 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has set aside the PGI governing body’s decision to re-advertise allergy and immunology post, while ruling that the case appears to indicate “persistent and unjustified denial of due” to be the factor, which impelled “competent and eligible medical personnel to settle for foreign shores”.

Petitioner allowed to adduce evidence
Chandigarh, November 30
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that the purpose of procedural law is to aid justice and not to punish a sluggish party. The ruling comes on the civil revision number 5070 of 2007 filed by Mahinder Singh and another against the gram panchayat, Tangoli, a respondent. The petitioner’s grievance was that his plea to adduce additional evidence had been unjustly denied by the trial court though the documents to be tendered were public documents, not requiring the formal mode of proof.

Bar Poll
Returning officer seeks security

Chandigarh, November 30
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council’s returning officer has written to deputy commissioners and senior police officers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh seeking security deployment during the forthcoming bar council elections.

Consumer Courts
Agro firm fined Rs 50,000

Chandigarh, November 30
Taking serious note of delay in maturity of saplings supplied by WIMCO Seedlings Limited Company, the Consumer Disputes Forum has directed the company to pay Rs 50,000 in compensation to a Sector 19 resident.

 
HEALTH

Cardiologist cautions heart patients
Avoid early morning walk in winter 

Chandigarh, November 30
People suffering from heart diseases and the elderly should avoid the early morning walk during winters, as it leads to ‘after load’ on heart. People with weak heart muscles are more susceptible to an increased incidence of chest infections commonly witnessed in this season, says Dr H.K. Bali, a renowned cardiologist.

Meanwhile, PGI to acquire 3-D ECG
Chandigarh, November 30
The PGI is to acquire real time three-dimensional echocardiography for exact computation of cardiac volumes. The technique even serves as a teaching tool in cardiology. In fact the interpretation of conventional echocardiography requires a complex mental integration of multiple images to understand anatomic and pathologic structures.

400 students examined
Chandigarh, November 30
Over 400 students took part in a free health check-up camp organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale, District 321-F, at Government Senior Model School, Sector 25, here today. The camp was inaugurated by actress Rama Vij. Students also took out an awareness rally on HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day Today
Governor calls for a war to check AIDS
Functions, film shows to make masses aware
Chandigarh , November 30
While the Punjab Governor and administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh , General S. F. Rodrigues (retd) called for a crusade against the AIDS epidemic by stressing the need to tackle it through a massive public support, the State AIDS Control Society (SACS), Chandigarh has decided to organise various activities in the city to mark World AIDS Day here tomorrow.

PGI faculty body elected
Chandigarh, November 30
The following have been elected as office-bearers of the executive committee of the Faculty Association of PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Humidifier bottle bursts in GMCH-32
Chandigarh, November 30
It was a nightmare for a new mother at new gynaecology ward of GMCH-32 today evening as she suffered injuries on her knee.

Health sub-centre inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 30
In order to improve the monitorable indicators of reproductive and child health among the vulnerable population, the Chandigarh administration has formed a strategy to relocate and establish health sub-centers in the slums, colonies and villages.

 
SPORTS

Thumping win for St Kabir
A match in progress during the Chandigarh Football Championship for St Kabir Trophy at the St Kabir School-26, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photographChandigarh, November 30
Hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, scored a convincing 7-0 victory in a pool C match of the Chandigarh Football Championship for St Kabir Trophy at St Kabir School ground in Sector 26, here today.




A match in progress during the Chandigarh Football Championship for St Kabir Trophy at the St Kabir School-26, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

ICL Twenty20 Jamboree

A dance troup performs to catch the fancy of the audience Girls carrying flags of six teams during the inauguration ceremony Fans line up to watch the inaugural match at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula
1) A dance troup performs to catch the fancy of the audience; 2) Girls carrying flags of six teams during the inauguration ceremony; and 3) Fans line up to watch the inaugural match at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula. — Tribune photos by Manoj Mahajan 

ICL transparency goes for a six
Panchkula, November 30
Bosses of the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) are unwilling to disclose how much they are paying the big names of international cricket — the likes of Brian Lara and Inzamam-ul-Haq — despite their claim that the new body will be absolutely transparent.

St Stephen’s T20 champs
Chandigarh, November 30
A brilliant 146-run partnership between Harmanpreet Singh (85, 12x4, 1x6) and Gaurav Puri (57, 6x4s, 1x6) enabled St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat St Kabir School, Sector 26, by 100 runs in the final of the ICSE Inter-School Chandigarh Region Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at St Stephen’s ground in Togan, near here, today.

Basketball
Easy wins for IS Dev Samaj, St Kabir

Chandigarh, November 30
IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, proved to be too good for Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, as they registered an easy 31-2 win during the annual St Kabir Basketball Tournament for Under-15 at St Kabir School grounds in Sector 26 here today.

Inzy tempted to play India-Pak series
Panchkula, November 30
With Pakistan cricket team struggling against India under his young successor Shoaib Malik, former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul Haq yesterday said he felt like playing for the side.

Satish adjudged best athlete
Chandigarh, November 30
Satish Chaudhary was adjudged best athlete of the college during the 55th annual athletics meet of Government College for Men in Sector 11, here today.

Guardian thought it was Netaji’s brainchild
London: It sounds bizarre, but the Indian Cricket League (ICL) is the brainchild of Subash Chandra Bose, a media mogul whose two billion dollar Essel Group includes India's biggest television network. That's what a report in The Guardian would have you believe.

Special olympics begin
A mentally challenged child holds the Punjab State Special Olympics torch at Dera Bassi Dera Bassi, November 30
The three-day Punjab State Special Olympics began at Government High School here this evening. A torch was flagged off from Sarvhitkari Senior Secondary School here.The procession that accompanied the torch included mentally challenged children, residents and members of the organising team.



A mentally challenged child holds the Punjab State Special Olympics torch at Dera Bassi on Friday. — Tribune photo byNeil Bhalinder Singh

U-17 cricket trials postponed
Chandigarh, November 30
The cricket trials for the under-17 Chandigarh team for the upcoming national tournament at Chennai have been postponed to December 3 due to rains.

Pauline retains golf trophy
Chandigarh, November 30
Pauline J.M.Singh, the lady captain, overcame windy conditions and rain to retain the Sardar Wazir Singh Memorial Trophy played over 36 holes on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

One killed in accident
Kharar, November 30
A resident of Jhanjheri village was run over by a speeding Maruti while crossing a road around 3 pm on Wednesday.

1857 not collective uprising: Experts
Patiala, November 30
The direct impact of the 1857 revolt on Punjab was negligible but its indirect influence through the Ghadr Party of 1915 was widespread as for the latter, the event was an anti-imperial challenge, stated Prof Surjit Hans.

PSEB holds techno-managerial training programme
Patiala, November 30
In order to improve the existing distribution system to cover up the losses being suffered by the board due to transmission and distribution in the stipulated time frame, the PSEB has organised a nine-week techno-managerial training programme for 111 newly-recruited assistant engineers of the board.

SBoP staff protest against merger
Patiala, November 30
A massive dharna against the moves of the State Bank of India to merge associate banks with itself was organised here today in front of the State Bank of Patiala head office. A large number of officers and employees of the bank participated in the dharna.

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