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Kanishka Bombing
Mounties in city to quiz Hawara

Chandigarh, November 12
A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on his way to meet a CBI official in Chandigarh A team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) today visited Burail Jail to interrogate Jagtar Singh Hawara and Paramjit Singh Bheora in connection with the bombing of Kanishka aircraft in 1985.

  Hawara’s counsel moves court

A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on his way to meet a CBI official in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

CHB draw out, but layout plan not in place
Chandigarh, November 12
Can any government agency hold a draw of lots even before the layout plan of a housing project is approved? The answer may be in the negative, but the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has performed this feat.

Violence by students just won’t stop
One badly hurt in clash at DAV College

Chandigarh, November 12
Close on the heels of a bloody tiff at the PU, two groups clashed at DAV College here today, leaving one student seriously injured. The groups first fought on the college premises and later outside over the alleged issue of eve-teasing.

Cop-peddler nexus: Probe slows down
Chandigarh, November 12
The departmental inquiry against controversial sub-inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon and five others seems to be moving at a tardy pace as after a lapse of almost a month, notices have now been issued to the “delinquent” police personnel to join probe.



Panels to ease building plan approval
Chandigarh, November 12
Getting building plans sanctioned from the Estate Office (EO) is set to be hassle-free.

CHB: Flats not dropped following dispute 
Chanidgarh, November 12
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) today clarified that the 175 flats were not dropped in Sector 63 because of land dispute with Punjab.

Illegal hutments thrive on admn’s laxity 
A generator set installed for illegal tenements on an agriculture land adjoining the IT Park road near KishangarhChandigarh, November 12
In the absence of any stringent policy, the misuse of land use and illegal construction thereon continues unabated near Kishangarh, adjoining IT Park.

A generator set installed for illegal tenements on an agriculture land adjoining the IT Park road near Kishangarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

17 CTU AC bus chassis await fabrication
Chandigarh, November 12
Four months after the purchase of 17 chassis of mini air-conditioned buses by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), these are gathering dust at the Industrial Area.

MC shifts 4 enforcement wing staffers 
Chandigarh, November 12
Taking a serious note of the “nexus” between the enforcement staff and vendors in the city, Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities have transferred four sub-inspectors of enforcement wing to other departments today.

CRPF denies medical aid to disabled jawan
Chandigarh, November 12
After being disabled while in service, fate struck him another blow when he contacted hepatitis during the amputation of his leg. To cap it, his organisation, the Central Reserve Police Force did not bear the costs of his treatment, for which he had to wage a legal battle, and instead sought to discharge him from service.

Conference on healthcare in rural areas
Chandigarh, November 12
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), in association with C-DAC, Mohali, will organise the 4th national conference of the Telemedicine Society of India, ‘Telemedicon 08’ at the PGI from November 14 to 16.

Panchkula DC raids industrial units
Panchkula, November 12
Taking a note of the reports appeared in The Tribune, deputy commissioner of Panchkula Rajinder Kataria with a team of HPCB officials, SDM Ashok Meena, Xen HSPCB and a fire brigade officer visited the premises of Gaurav Industries and M/s Colour Udyog at Industrial Area here today.

Eyewitness accuses CBI of harassment 
Chandigarh, November 12
Sunil Kumar Chopra, claiming to be an eyewitness to the arrest of the sub-inspector Sanjiv Kumar by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday, in his complaint lodged with the UT inspector-general of police (IGP) alleged that he was implicated in a rioting case at the behest of the CBI.

All five accused booked for rape
Chandigarh, November 12
The police has slapped rape charges against the five suspects involved in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault on a 20-year-old German tourist in September.

Probe ordered into jawan’s death
Panchkula, November 12
While the body of Kamaljeet Singh, an ITBP jawan, was handed over to the family members after postmortem, the authorities said an inquiry into the incident had been ordered.

Artistes perform at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh The Suit staged to perfection 
Chandigarh, November 12
It was the ‘theatre’ for a cause as ‘the company’ and people for animals society teamed to bring another theatrical spectacle “The Suit ” from the invincible thespian, Neelam Man Singh Choudhury at the amphitheatre at Rock Gardens.

Artistes perform at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh on Wednesday.Photo: S Chandan

Artistes perform at the Annual Chandigarh Theatre Festival at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh Loot continues to draw crowd
Chandigarh, November 12
The Studio Challenge Ensemble staged hindi play ‘Loot’ on the third day of the ongoing Chandigarh fest at the Tagore theatre here today.

Artistes perform at the Annual Chandigarh Theatre Festival at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Lift gets stuck in Fun Republic
Chandigarh, November 12
It was a harrowing experience for visitors who opted to use the lift at the Fun Republic here today. At least six persons, including children were trapped in the lift on second floor for nearly 15 minutes around 8.30 pm.

Panel against tobacco ads
Chandigarh, November 12
The Chandigarh administration has constituted a monitoring committee to enforce the provisions of Section 5 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003.

Police files FIR cancellation report 
Chandigarh, November 12
After getting clean chit from the investigating agency in the fake yoga certificate case against UT police cop Ram Gopal, the police today filed the cancellation report of the FIR registered against the cop on May 29, 2008.

Health café cart in other sectors too
Chandigarh, November 12
Following the success of the health café cart at Sukhna Lake, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) is all set to replicate the experiment in other sectors of the city.

Multiplexes told to have uniform rates
Chandigarh, November 12
In a significant decision, the Chandigarh administration has decided to maintain uniform rates among all multiplexes of the city.

Gensets make residents’ life miserable
Mohali, November 12
Residents of Phase X here have opposed the use of generator sets by shopkeepers as it has made their life miserable.

Ban phones, radio while driving


PU’s mantra to curb violence
Counselling cell for conflict management

Chandigarh, November 12
After increasing incidents of violence on Panjab University campus, the authorities are finally gearing up to avoid any further incidence of violence on campus. After holding an all-party meeting yesterday, the authorities today came out with more ways to deal with specific lapses.

Modify UGC pay scales, say teachers
Chandigarh, November 12
Leaders of All India federation of university and college teachers’ organisations (AIFUCTO) and leaders of teachers’ organisations of Punjab held a meeting at GGDSD College today.

Admn orders reality check of govt schools
Chandigarh, November 12
Apparently concerned at the deteriorating infrastructure, the Chandigarh administration is undertaking a “reality check” of the UT government schools.

Gurparb celebrated with fervour
Mohali, November 12
Students from Kundan International School, Sector 46, Chandigarh visited gurdwara Amb Sahib here today to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, which falls tomorrow.

Rebuild education system: Ex-VC
Patiala, November 12
Dr H.K. Manmohan Singh, former vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, in his lecture on ‘Education and values’, organised by Punjabi University to mark the National Education Day last evening said, “Our education system has lost its direction. It is not providing skills in a manner that the economy needs at present. The system needs planning, monitoring and coordination if it has to be saved from its impending doom.”

ABVP call gets lukewarm response
Chandigarh, November 12
The call of education Bandh by ABVP on the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrations received a lukewarm response in Panjab University campus. The activists of ABVP started closing the classes in the departments of university at 8:30 am. ABVP activists protested in the departments of Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Maths, Botany, Computer Science, Statics, Biochemistry, B.Pharmacy, UILS, Law, UBS, B.D. S., Music, Sanskrit, Political science.


Four killed, three hurt in mishap
Kalka, November 12
Four persons, including a 10+2 student, died and three were seriously injured in a collision between the Haryana roadways bus and a three wheeler on National Highway 22, near BDPO office. According to the information, the accident took place at around 9.30 am today.

Govt apathy annoys residents
Bassi Pathana, November 12
The residents of Bassi Pathana sub-division are facing a great difficulty in getting their work done due to the transfer of SDM.

10,000 cases to be taken up at lok adalat
Ambala, November 12
Around 10,000 cases pending in the various courts here will be disposed of in Mega Lok Adalat, which will be organised on December 20 and 21 in the Ambala Court Complex.

4 arrested for smuggling poppy husk
Poppy husk smuggling accused sit beside the contraband in Rajpura Rajpura, November 12
The Rajpura police today arrested four people with five quintal of poppy husk while they were transporting the contraband in an Army truck. A Jabalpur-based firm was supposed to hand over the truck to the Army men in Udhampur.

Poppy husk smuggling accused sit beside the contraband in Rajpura on Wednesday. 
A Tribune photograph

PNB opens branch at Rajpura
Rajpura, November 12
A branch of Punjab National Bank was inaugurated today near the Gagan Chowk by deputy general manager of PNB S.K. Mohla.

Youths throw acid on man
Kharar, November 12
Chandar Shekhar Aggarwal, a commission agent, sustained burn injuries today when two unidentified youths threw acid on him.

12-year-old girl abducted, let off
Kharar, November 12
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from Mannkheri village here at 8.15 am today. The accused took her on a motorcycle to some nearby place and later gave her money to board a bus back home. The girl returned at 11.15 am.

One held with drugs
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 12
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today arrested one person with illegal drugs during a special naka near Rajindergarh village on the G.T. Road.

Free eye camp from Nov 15
Patiala, November 12
The Vishwakarma Mandir Committee of Sanaur, a satellite town of Patiala, is organising a free eye camp on the temple premises from November 15. Raj Kumr Babbu, president, and Dr Anil Rooprai, vice-president of the Vishwakarma Mandir Committee, said here that a team of doctors from the Patiala Eye Hospital and Lasik Laser Centre, led by its chief consultant Dr Sukhdip S. Boparai and Dr Anuradha Raj, would examine the patients and also perform phaco surgeries.

Girls wait for their turn on the inaugural day of the three-day Punjabi University Pammi Bai regales audience
Patiala, November 12
The Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival got off to a colourful start at the University’s Guru Tegh Bahadur Hall here today.

Girls wait for their turn on the inaugural day of the three-day Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

UCO Bank gives Rs 1.43-cr loan to farmers
Ropar, November 12
Loan worth Rs 1.43 crore was distributed to farmers by the UCO bank.


FIR by cop against dog owner
HC orders top-level inquiry

Chandigarh, November 12
Taking a serious view on the terror a Punjab police constable unleashed by registering a case against his neighbour for committing the “offence” of keeping a dog, Justice Ranjit Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed a top-level inquiry into the episode. Lapse on part of the cops, if established, would be reflected in their annual confidential reports.

Officer directed to be present in court
Chandigarh, November 12
Justice Permod Kohli today directed United India Insurance Company's regional general manager G.C.Sharma to appear in person in the court on December 17.

Telecom co penalised Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, November 12
Overcharging Rs 92.4 has cost Vodafone Essar South Limited, Sector 35, dear as the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the telecom company to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 to a resident of Mohali for overcharging along with Rs 500 as the cost of litigation.

Notice to Arya Samaj Samiti
Chandigarh, November 12
Justice Ranjit Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the city-based Arya Samaj Samiti asking it why action should not be initiated against it for issuing marriage certificate to a runaway couple.

Man gets 3-yr jail for abetment to suicide
Chandigarh, November 12
Additional district and sessions judge R.S. Attri today sentenced Ajay Kohli, a Sector 38 resident, to three-year imprisonment for abetment to suicide.

Bail plea rejected
Panchkula, November 12
The local district and sessions court has denied the anticipatory bail to one of the youths wanted by the police for questioning in the gang rape case here today. The youth, Kushal Kaushal, filed a petition for anticipatory bail in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jindal after the victim in her complaint alleged that he took her in his Swift car with Jatin and Chhavi to The Tribune chowk from where she was taken to a village in Punjab.

HC judge bereaved
Chandigarh, November 12
M.P. Gupta (80), former IFS officer-cum-principal chief conservator of forest, Himachal Pradesh, died today after a brief illness. He was the maternal uncle of Justice Hemant Gupta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Gupta is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. — TNS


Theft at Sector 19 chemist shop 
Chandigarh, November 12
Ashwani Bansal, a chemist shop owner of Sector 19, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Rs 11,400 and cosmetics worth Rs 50,000 were stolen from his shop, during the intervening night of November 11-12.

Shots fired during nagar kirtan
Accused lost his cool when his vehicle couldn’t get through the procession
Panchkula, November 12
The accused, Gurpartap Singh; and (right) the complainant Panic gripped Saketri village when a youth allegedly fired two shots during a scuffle after his Balero got stuck in a nagar kirtan procession here today. No one was injured in the incident.

The accused, Gurpartap Singh; and (right) the complainant

Girl dies in Mohali accident
Mohali, November 12
A minor girl was killed in an accident near Sector 69 here today after she was allegedly hit by a speeding car.

Man assaulted in Mohali
Mohali, November 12
A resident of Bairampur Bhagomajra sustained injuries after he was allegedly beaten up by some persons near Saneta village.


27 selected for archery meet
Patiala, November 12
Punjab Archery Association conducted trials for junior national archery championship that would be held in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, from November 25 to 30.

SCD Government College, Ludhiana, take on Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, at PU grounds Gurusar college emerge champs
Chandigarh, November 12
GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, prevailed over LLR Government College, Dhudike, 3-0 on the third day of the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey (Men) Tournament played on league basis at PU grounds here today.

SCD Government College, Ludhiana, take on Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, at PU grounds on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S.Chandan. 

Norms flouted during skating trials
Panchkula, November 12
Norms were flouted during the selection of the district roller-skating trials that were conducted at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Chandigarh, today.

Chintan bats PU to victory
Chandigarh, November 12
A 69-run opening wicket partnership between all-rounder Chintan (44) and Sakun Jindle (29) helped Panjab University outplay Engineering College, Sector 26, by seven wickets in the opening group A match of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament for Administrator's Cup at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

All-India police shooting meet
Panchkula, November 12
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force is to organise the 52nd All- India Police Duty Meet Shooting Competition at Basic Training Centre, Bhanu, near here.



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