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CFSL report nails accused
But rape of German tourist yet to be confirmed
Chandigarh, November 10
The much-awaited Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) report in the sensational alleged molestation of a 20-year-old German tourist has reportedly confirmed the involvement of the prime accused, Manveer Singh Jolly, in the case.
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Pbi Varsity
441 appointed during Boparai’s tenure as VC

Chandigarh, November 10
Controversial bureaucrat-turned-vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, S.S. Boparai made 441 ad-hoc and contractual appointments during his five-year tenure using his discretionary powers and some of these were done on the recommendation of high-profile figures, politicians and their kin.

Youth’s Death
GMCH director seeks treatment report
Chandigarh, November 10
The director-principal of the GMCH-32, Dr Raj Bahadur, has sought a detailed report of the treatment of Mukesh Kumar who died yesterday due to the alleged negligence of doctors. The report was sought after a relative of the deceased, Shiv Sharma, made a formal complaint this morning on behalf of the victim’s father.

Mahurat right to get hitched
Chandigarh, November 10
The ongoing wedding season is causing traffic havoc on the Panchkula-Zirakpur road. Hundreds of commuters were stuck in a jam for hours last night. And this is just the beginning as coming days would witness more chaos with over 5,000 marriages planned in and around the city between November 22 and December 7, which is being considered as the most auspicious period for tying the knot.


City-Baddi rail link hits a bump
Chandigarh, November 10
The proposed Chandigarh-Baddi rail link has run into rough weather. In a development that may derail the project, the Chandigarh administration has taken objection to the project in the current shape and asked the railway authorities to work on an alternative alignment.


UT Budget
Bansal writes letter to Rodrigues
Wants UT officials restrained from making statements
Chandigarh, November 10
Taking exception to the premature “unofficial briefings” by UT officials on alleged cuts in UT’s plan and non-plan budgets, minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal has written a letter to the UT administrator to “restrain” the officials.

A drill in progress at the fire station in Ram Darbar, Industrial Area-II, Chandigarh, on Monday. Fire dept exhibits preparedness
Chandigarh, November 10
The fire and emergency services department of municipal corporation, Chandigarh, conducted a fire drill-cum-exhibition of fire fighting equipment at the fire station of Ram Darbar, Industrial Area-II, this morning. The aim was to see the reaction and preparedness of the fire and emergency services. The drill was conducted in the memory of Amarjit Singh Mavi, the fireman who lost his life during recent a fire accident at Sector 22.

A drill in progress at the fire station in Ram Darbar, Industrial Area-II, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph

GPA transfer in coop societies
Admn to review ‘hefty’ transfer fee
Chandigarh, November 10
Relief seems to be in sight for over 15,000 general power of attorney (GPA) holders in group housing societies in the city, as the Chandigarh administration is having a re-look at the imposition of hefty charges for the transfer of flats in their names.

A draw of lots for the CHB’s Sector 63 scheme being held in Chandigarh on Monday. CHB Sec 63 Scheme
Allottees have nothing to cheer about
Chandigarh, November 10
The usual euphoria of getting a chance to own a flat in the city was missing among successful allottees of the Sector 63 self-financing scheme during the draw conducted by the Chandigarh Housing Board today.

A draw of lots for the CHB’s Sector 63 scheme being held in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Commuters being charged for using public toilets at the ISBT, Sector 17, Chandigarh.ISBT
Public conveniences hardly convenient
Chandigarh, November 10
The UT administration seems to have not only sacrificed its major chunk of income but has also been investing to keep the ISBTs in Sectors 17 and 43 clean.

Commuters being charged for using public toilets at the ISBT, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

UT seeks Srivastava’s extension
Chandigarh, November 10
The UT administration has sought an extension for special secretary finance Raji P. Srivastava for overstaying in the Chandigarh administration.

Book on healthcare released
Chandigarh, November 10
UT home secretary-cum-secretary health Ram Niwas today released a book, “Challenges of Healthcare in India - Administration and Economics”, based on the research and studies of Dr R. Kumar, an eye specialist and health columnist, at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

PGI starts dental trauma helpline
Chandigarh, November 10
In what may come as a relief to thousands of persons who lose their teeth in accidents, the PGI dental department has has established a dental trauma helpline (9914208717). An on-call 24-hr emergency team, in response to call on the helpline, will provide necessary guidance and management of the traumatised teeth.

2 hurt in mishap
Panchkula, November 10
Two persons were injured seriously when three vehicles, two cars and one tipper, collided with each other on the Panchkula-Barwala road here today. The injured identified as Sanjiv and Brijmohan, both residents of Panjlasa village near Naraingarh, have been referred to the PGI.

Shivam theatre found encroaching on highway
Zirakpur, November 10
A demarcation of land undertaken by the SAS Nagar administration has found that Shivam theatre here has encroached upon almost 30 feet of the Zirkapur-Panchkula highway.

82 objections to Mullanpur master plan
Mohali, November 10
Landowners of Togan, Mastgarh and certain other villages have objected to the classification of their agricultural land as green zone in the master plan of the Mullanpur local planning area.

PU retirees won’t give up
Chandigarh, November 10
It seems that the imbroglio between the recently retired teachers and the Panjab University authorities refuses to settle down. After the issue of low remuneration for guest teachers, including those who have recently retired after the Punjab and Haryana High Court, dismissed the petition for enhancement of retirement age from 60 to 62 years, the focus has now shifted to those who want to pursue the case with the Supreme Court.

Punjabi pastoral play ‘Chhaleda’ staged to perfection on the Third Annual Chandigarh Theatre Fest-2008 at Tagore Theatre on Monday. Punjabi play marks theatre fest celebrations
Chandigarh, November 10
The city beautiful has its own vibrant soul pulsating with the aesthetic and cultural ethos and the administration is committed to augment the level of cultural activities here, UT home secretary, Ram Niwas, said today.

Punjabi pastoral play ‘Chhaleda’ staged to perfection on the Third Annual Chandigarh Theatre Fest-2008 at Tagore Theatre on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Begging menace

As per the news item reported in the Chandigarh Tribune dated 3rd Nov 2008, I believe that previous to this there were many reported cases regarding the crimes by small children. There is no field left where children are not involved or controlled by mafia. There are daily cases of pick pocketing by small children especially from the signals or from the paddlers in tricky ways.


Finally, PU implements security normsA board displays the orders of the PU registrar for no vehicles in students centre at the PU
No vehicles in students’ centre

Chandigarh, November 10
Finally, PU authorities are getting serious about campus security, after the recent spat among students, the university authorities, have implemented their decision to make students’ centre a vehicle free zone.

A board displays the orders of the PU registrar for no vehicles in students centre at the PU on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Hindi seminar at PU concludes
Chandigarh, November 10
On the concluding day of the national seminar today, ‘Samay Samaj Aur Hindi’, panelists from the field of Journalism, creative writing and academia dwelt upon the topic of ‘ Hindi Ki Janta Aur Janta Ki Hindi’. Uday Sinha, editor Sahara Times, advocated a flexible approach towards Hindi. “A new scenario in Hind Media is emerging which is rejecting the classical Hindi. There are many expressions given by the common man of a particular area like Punjab and Haryana, which are not found in dictionaries. Contemporary journalism is using them and making them acceptable”, he stated.

AIEEE on April 26
Chandigarh, November 10
The 8th All India Engineering Entrance Examination for admissions in BE/ B.Tech and B.Arch/ B.planning in various national level institutes like NITs, IITs, deemed universities and government funded institutions and states like Haryana and Uttaranchal will be on 26th April, 2009 all over India and Abroad.


Three persons were hurt in an accident on the Bhupindra road in Patiala
Three persons were hurt in an accident on the Bhupindra road in Patiala on Monday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Widow’s 10-yr fight for justice
Kalka, November 10
Hardeep Kaur, a resident of Kurari Mohalla, Kalka, whose fight to get justice in connection with the murder of her husband is on since the last ten years.

ITI students seek principal’s transfer, submit MoU
Ambala, November 10
The students of ITI refused to attend classes here today protesting against the principal. They have been demanding the transfer of the principal of the institution. The students had boycotted the classes two days back. The principal was on leave today.

One booked for extortion
Ambala, November 10
The Ambala Cantt sadar police has registered a case against an unknown person for demanding a ransom of Rs 25 lakh from a businessman  here today.

National integration camp
Patiala, November 10
“Since nation includes both territory and people, national security demands that the state should protect not only the territory but it should also cultivate the sense of patriotism that binds people.”

Two killed in accidents
Kharar, November 10
Two people, including an eight-year-old child, were killed in different incidents.

Health officials examine facilities at hospital
Patiala, November 10
Dr P.P.S. Cooner, joint director, Medical Education (Punjab) today inspected the Rajindra Hospital and visited the facility block provided to the patients suffering from dengue fever.

Cricket tourney
Sahil shines with the ball 
Patiala, November 10
Young medium pacer Sahil Verma bowled a tight spell to claim 5 for 3 and his effort enabled Saurab cricket club, Patiala, to beat Abhijit cricket club, Ambala, by 32 runs in the final of the Billu memorial cricket tournament for under-13 boys, which concluded at the Army club grounds here today.

Archery trials from Nov 25
Patiala, Novemver 10
The trials for the Junior National Archery Championship would be held in Tata Nagar, Jharkhand, from November 25 to 30 will be held at Polo Ground, Patiala, on  November 12 at 8 am.

Seminar on rural self-employment
Ropar, November 10
More than 70 per cent farmers in Punjab are landless and these small farmers can increase their income five times by adopting crop diversification and leaving behind traditional wheat-paddy crop circle, Dr B.S. Chahal, Adviser Punjab State Farmer Commission, said this during a seminar on rural self-employment. He also suggested that after training at Krishi Vigyan Kendras under textile embroidery, food processing and horticulture etc the villagers could earn their livelihood. Experts from industry department, khadi board, dairy department and horticulture department explained various schemes and loan subsidies.


Nari Niketan’s working under scanner
HC issues notice to admn
Chandigarh, November 10
The functioning of Nari Niketan-26 has come under the scanner of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

HC issues notice to Haryana in gangrape case
Chandigarh, November 10
Taking up a petition filed by the mother of a Panchkula schoolgirl who was allegedly gangraped, blackmailed and tortured, Justice Pritam Pal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion for December 3 to the state of Haryana, the state police chief and other respondents.

Chunky fails to join probe
Panchkula, November 10
Even as Chunky, the “missing link” in the alleged gangrape case of a minor, failed to appear before the police after a 10-day notice period served upon him ended today, the police has started exploring other options.

Man accused of killing wife dead
Panchkula, November 10
A septuagenarian from Pinjore, who killed his wife on March 19, has died while under judicial custody in Ambala jail. The jail superintendent here presented a report in this regard before Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jindal here today.

District Courts
Man convicted of abetting suicide
Chandigarh, November 10
Additional district and sessions judge R.S. Attri convicted a Sector-38 resident of abetting suicide at the district courts today. However, the mother of the accused was acquitted in the case. The quantum on sentence will be pronounced on November 12.


Credit Card Fraud
Pvt firm employee held
Chandigarh, November 10
The police has arrested Gulab Singh Thakur, an employee of a Sector 34-based private management services company, for his involvement in credit card fraud after he duped his company to the tune of Rs 2.2 crore.

Labourer sets himself afire, dies
Chandigarh, November 10
Harbans Lal, a 42-year-old labourer, ended his life by reportedly setting himself ablaze at his rented accommodation at Darua village, here this morning.

Dhanas resident held with smack
Chandigarh, November 10
The police yesterday arrested Ashok Kumar alias Vicky, a resident of Dhanas, from Sector 15 and seized 2 gm smack from his possession.

Rs 1.38 lakh stolen from shop
Chandigarh, November 10
A group of Tibetans, posing as customers, decamped with Rs 1.38 lakh from a shop in Sector 17, here this morning.


The NPS girls with the trophy in Chandigarh on Monday.Basketball Tournament
City school emerge champs
Chandigarh, November 10
The New Public School, Sector 18, boys as well as girls emerged winners in the Rao Jai Singh (boys) and Shanta H Singh (girls) Memorial Basketball Tournament, which concluded at the NPS courts here today.

The NPS girls with the trophy in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Jeev finishes tied 28th
Chandigarh, November 10
Jeev Milkha Singh played a one over par 37 back nine carding a par 72 to finish tied 28th in the $ 50 lakh HSBC Champions Asian Tour event at Shanghai in China today.

Manpreet GonyZaheer, Ishant make it tough for pacers
Mohali, November 10
The deadly bowling performance of duo Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma in the recent Border-Gavaskar trophy has certainly made it tough for the pacers, who are eying to make it to the Indian cricket team, feels Manpreet Gony.

                                                                         Manpreet Gony

Samarvir Sahi Golf Championship
81 top amateurs to tee off today
Chandigarh, November 10
Harjinder Singh Kang will defend his title when a host of amateurs from all over the country tee off on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club for the LG Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championship here tomorrow.

Over 500 students take part in sports meet
Chandigarh, November 10
As many as 500 students participated in the 3rd annual sports meet organised by the Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes(SVIET) at Ramnagar near here.

CFA batch to train in Germany
Chandigarh, November 10
The Chandigarh Football Academy is sending its fourth batch of 16 players and two officials to Sportschule Egidius Braun Leipzig (Germany) for training-cum-competitions from November 13 to December 2.

Annual fitness tournament on Nov 13
Chandigarh, November 10
The Fort Foundation is going to organise its annual fitness tournament at Ramgarh Fort near here on November 13 from 8 am onwards. It will be in 4 age categories for men that is under-18, open category, 40 to 49 and 50 plus. The events are: 50 m race (without spikes), Climbing 25 feet rope using hands only (no gloves), Holding your breath for maximum time, Holding oneself on a parallel bar for maximum time and Jumping to-and-fro over a stationary rope on ground for maximum time.


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