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High drama at city District Courts
Lawyers thrash 3 accused
Chandigarh, December 4

It was a free-for-all at the district courts in Sector 17 today with a group of lawyers assaulting three Ram Darbar residents, who were produced in the court on charges of assaulting an advocate’s father.
A group of lawyers at the police station in Sector 17 in an argument with the SHO in Chandigarh on Tuesday; and (R) two of the accused being taken to the Government Hospital in Sector 16
A group of lawyers at the police station in Sector 17 in an argument with the SHO in Chandigarh on Tuesday; and (R) two of the accused being taken to the Government Hospital in Sector 16. — Tribune photos by Vinay Malik

Land for Mohali airport to be acquired in 6 months
Mohali, December 4
The process for acquisition of 300 acres of land for the International Airport at Mohali has begun. The land will be acquired by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority. The authority has been given six months to complete the process.

Mayoral Elections
Once again, glare on nominated councillors
Chandigarh, December 4
Though various political parties have yet to come out with the official list of their candidates for the January 1 mayoral elections, lobbying for the three top posts of mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor has picked up momentum.



EARLIER STORIES

PHD Trade Expo
Badal rolls out red carpet for investors
Chandigarh, December 4
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called upon foreign investors and multi- national companies to invest in Punjab. Commenting on the special package to the industrial units in the hilly states, he stated that the Punjab government was committed to heralding industrialisation in a big way and would extend a red carpet welcome to them here.

Badal at the expo Bhangra being erformed at the at PHD Chamber International Trade Expo in Parade Ground, Chandigarh
Badal at the expo; and (right) bhangra being erformed at the at PHD Chamber International Trade Expo in Parade Ground, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Father rapes his 9-yr-old girl
Chandigarh, December 4
In a shocking incident, Prem Singh, who earns a living collecting scrap from people’s home, allegedly raped his nine-year-old daughter at his residence in the hutments near Darshani Bagh, here last night. He was in an inebriated condition.

Youth’s body found at Sukhna
Chandigarh, December 4
Narinder Kumar, a 20-year-old resident of Daria, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Sukhna Lake here early this morning. Describing it a case of suicide, the police said the victim may have consumed a poisonous substance as indicated by vomit stains at the site.

COMMUNITY

Canada depending on India for human resource: Oppal
Mohali, December 4
The unprecedented boom in Canadian economy has spun new avenues of employment and investment. The fast-growing society in Canada is in need of skilled and unskilled professionals who will give an impetus to the ongoing growth of the economy riding the technological bandwagon.

Kargil heroes’ letters to be published
Chandigarh, December 4
The Kargil war changed many lives. One of them was of Hira Lal Yadav, an LIC agent from Mumbai, who gave up everything to go out in search of families, whose sons died defending the border.


Hira Lal Yadav holds the last letter dated July 2, 1999, which Param Vir Chakra awardee Capt Vikram Batra wrote to his parents from the Kargil battlefield. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Hira Lal Yadav holds the last letter dated July 2, 1999, which Param Vir Chakra awardee Capt Vikram Batra wrote to his parents from the Kargil battlefield

Workers take to streets against govt policies

Chandigarh, December 4
Industrial workers associated with three trade unions today held a protest march from Sector 22 Nehru Park to deputy commissioner’s office in Sector 17 against the anti-employee policies of the government.


Industrial workers raise slogans in front of the DC office, Sector 17, Chandigarh on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Industrial workers raise slogans in front of the DC office, Sector 17, Chandigarh

 
CRIME

Petrol station looted
Panchkula, December 4
Two armed youths looted a petrol station at Barwala, near here, in the wee hours today. According to the police, the masked men attacked the attendants at the petrol station and looted Rs 5,000 from them. Before fleeing, they reportedly fired in the air to scare the attendants.

 
EDUCATION

Special Exhibition
Art College students profile creativity
Chandigarh, December 4
Creativity challenges the artist. But the Art College students challenge it back. They were back with their best today and this time it was not just about their floats that make history every year at the Chandigarh carnival.


Art College students have mounted a special exhibition profiling the processes that go into the making of floats for Chandigarh carnival.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Art College students have mounted a special exhibition profiling the processes that go into the making of floats for Chandigarh carnival


Students perform during the 21st annual function held at Mount Carmel School-47 in Chandigarh
Students perform during the 21st annual function held at Mount Carmel School-47 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Existing open school system ineffective: Expert
Mohali, December 4
The Punjab School Education Board organised a two-day annual meet of The National Consortium for Open Schooling in collaboration with National Institute of Open Schooling here today.

Corbusier’s works on display from tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 4
The largest collection of world famous French architect Le Corbusier’s works will be displayed at an exhibition titled ‘From Marseilles to Chandigarh’ at the fine arts museum of Panjab University from December 6.

Outsourcing not successful for PU
Security and cleanliness
Chandigarh, December 4
‘Outsourcing’ might have become the latest success mantra for many but for Panjab University. The university had outsourced its security and cleanliness about four months back and the results for both have come out to be dissatisfactory.

From Schools
DAV-15 students earn laurels
Chandigarh, December 4
The students of DAV School, Sector 15, bagged top positions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology during the Vigyanika competitions, an intra National level DAV schools event. This annual event was conducted by Science Education Centre, DAV Public School, Dayanand Vihar, Delhi.

 
CULTURE

‘Banvaas Ton Baad’ released

Chandigarh, December 4
‘Study is the soul of pen’ truly applies to the creative literary potential of the Vancouver-based Punjabi poet, Mohan Gill. Without any formal guidance in the art, an avid reader from childhood, Mohan Gill, changed himself to adorn the persona of a self instructed poet of merit. His latest book ‘Banvaas ton Baad’ was released at a function under the aegis of the Punjab Sahit Akademy at the Randhawa auditorium here today.


Mohan Gill
Mohan Gill

Six in fray for Voice of Punjab
Chandigarh, December 4
After many rounds of singing, the six finalists will vie for the coveted title of the Coca-Cola Voice of Punjab at the Kalagram tomorrow. The star studded musical extravaganza brought to the city by Zee Punjabi, ETC channel and PTC news.

HEALTH

Expert dwells on nanotechnology use in medicine

Mohali, December 4
There is a need for the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research here to interact not only at the national level but also at the international level to make breakthroughs. These were the views expressed by Prof Claus- Michael Lehr, head of the department of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology at Saarland University, Germany, while talking to The Tribune here today.
                                                           Dr C. M. Lehr


Dr C. M. Lehr

 
SPORTS

Tennis: Sachin, Ranjit Singh enter quaterfinals
Chandigarh, December 4
Top seed Sachin Kumar and the second seed Ishaque Eqbal moved to the quarterfinal stage with ease by defeating Sarthak Bahrwaj and Arshmeet Aulakh respectively, in the boys’ under-10 category, on the third day of the Fort Ramgarh YMCA Total Tennis Championship.

Baseball: ‘The Million Dollar Arm’ kicks off
Chandigarh, December 4
The Baseball Federation of India (BFI), which is association with big business houses, has announced “The Million Dollar Arm”, a talent hunt programme, to find the most powerful arm in the country by pitching baseball ball with the maximum speed.

Basketball
Ranvir leads St Stephen’s to win
Chandigarh, December 4
Riding high on the fine show put up by cager Ranvir, who scored 20 points, St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat Jawahar Navodya Vidalaya (JNV), Sector 25, by 32-30 in a nail-biting contest in the boys’ section (under-17) on the opening day of the Emily Memorial Basketball Tournament which commenced at the St Xavier’s courts, Sector 44, here yesterday.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Ambala gets Rs 672 lakh grant for sanitation
Ambala, December 4
The government is committed to provide clean environment to the people. For this, a sum of Rs 671.98 lakh has been sanctioned by the Government of India for Ambala district under the Total Sanitation Campaign.

Bal Divas winners honoured
Patiala, December 4
Patiala division commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia and deputy commissioner Dharamjit Singh Grewal today distributed prizes to the winners of ‘Bal Divas’ competitions, organised by Patiala Kala Parishad on November 25.


Patiala deputy commissioner D.S. Grewal (centre) and divisional commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia (right) honour the winner of fancy dress competition at Central State Library in Patiala on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Patiala deputy commissioner D.S. Grewal (centre) and divisional commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia (right) honour the winner of fancy dress competition at Central State Library in Patiala

Saras fair from tomorrow
Patiala, December 4
Artisans and craftsmen from all over India will display their wares and products at the regional Sarasm fair which is scheduled to be held for the first time in Punjab at Patiala from December 6 to 17.

Student’s death in accident
College authorities accused of indifference
Dera Bassi, December 4
Students of Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology rued the indifferent attitude of the management and staff towards the tragic death of a student of the college in an accident yesterday.

2 held for taking loan on forged documents
Kharar, December 4
Two persons, including a loan agent of ICICI Bank, have been held for taking loan on forged documents from ICICI Bank, Phase XI, SAS Nagar. The arrested include Rajesh Chauhan, a resident of Zirakpur, and Nadim Ahmed, a resident of Burail in Chandigarh.


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