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Chandigarh Seat
BJP sounds poll bugle
Advani skips local issues
Chandigarh, November 16
The election scene for the Chandigarh Parliamentary seat hotted up today with the BJP sounding the poll bugle with a rally by LK Advani, its prime ministerial candidate.

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani gestures as he addresses a rally in Chandigarh on Sunday. Photo: Kamal Kishore

Congress raking Hindu terror for votes, says Advani

CAT takes aspirants by surprise
Chandigarh, November 16
Once again CAT takes participants for a surprise. While everybody was geared up for 25x3 format the number of questions in the verbal section was raised to 40, thus affecting the weightage of the maths-based sections.

Students come out after taking CAT exam at DAV College in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Assistant pilot’s body cremated
Patiala, November 16
Assistant pilot Rajesh Gaur, whose body was traced three days back from the forest of Pamunaur Hills along the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border, was cremated at Saundi Ram Veerji cremation ground, Rajpura road, here this evening.

Six from Haryana killed in accident
Sirhind, November 16
Six persons from Gharaunda district in Haryana were killed in an accident on Madhopur chowk late evening today. All deceased may belong to same family.

The mangled remains of the ill-fated car that met with an accident at Madhopur Chowk in Sirhind

Helpline of women support unit “does not exist”
Chandigarh, November 16
The idea of having a toll-free number to make the Police Women and Child Support Unit of UT more accessible seems to have failed as 1091, the helpline number of the unit, “does not exist”.


Natural products crucial to modern medicines: Expert
Mohali, November 16
The natural products and traditional medicines have an important role in developing modern medicines, said Dr Sukh Dev, an eminent scientist. While speaking at the inaugural address of a five-day international conference on “New development in drug discovery from natural products and traditional medicines” at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education here, he said the natural product chemistry is opening pathways where molecules are crucial in tackling some disease like cancer.

Prof Sukh Dev

Ex-IAS officer authors books on historical fiction
Chandigarh, November 16 Contributing to the otherwise lesser-delved genre of historical fiction, three books authored by a retired IAS officer and member of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), K.K. Bhatnagar, were released here yesterday.

K.K. Bhatnagar (right) with Navjeevan Khosla during the release of his books in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Why not a fast-track court now!
The report of the Central Forensic Scientific Laboratory (CFSL), received last week by the Chandigarh Police, has confirmed the rape of the German tourist, who was kidnapped from the city's only five star Hotel, Taj, on September 28, ironically hours after the administration had celebrated the World Tourism Day.

Kids administered anti-polio drops
Bassi Pathana, November 16
Dr Kuldeep Singh Kang, senior medical officer, inaugurated the pulse polio campaign in the sub-division by administering polio drops to children here today.

A child being administered pulse polio drops in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Bollywood carnival at ITFT ends
Mohali, November 16
A three-day Bollywood carnival organised by the ITFT education group concluded on the ITFT campus at Hoshiapur village here.

Red Ribbon Express arrives in city
Having 7 coaches, the train will be open for visitors from 9 am to 6 pm
Chandigarh, November 16
UT home-cum-health secretary Ram Niwas inaugurated the Red Ribbon Express project at the railway station here today. Taking a round of the train, which arrived in the city today, he said it was an impressive endeavour of the National AIDS Control Organisation to make public aware about HIV/AIDS. The train consists of seven coaches and will be open for visitors from 9 am to 6 pm till November 17.

Students visit Red Ribbon Express, a special informative train, to spread awareness about AIDS at Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. Photo: S. Chadan

Remembering Road Accident Victims
Youngsters advised to drive safely
Chandigarh, November 16
A two-minute joyride shattered a family for a life, said father of a road accident victim’s father who lost his son three years back while he was test driving a motorcycle.

A girl holding a placard carrying a road safety message on the occasion of the United World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Sukhna Lake on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

No place reserved for them
Cops left to fend for themselves

Chandigarh, November 16
A reserve force under the UT inspector-general of police (IGP) and senior superintendent of police (SSP), consisting of over 125 personnel, including around 10 women officers, is one of the most neglected lot of the UT police.

NOWHERE TO GO: Police personnel of the reserve force sit on the road berm at the UT police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Revolver goes off accidentally at hospital
Chandigarh, November 16
A shot fired accidentally from a revolver in a ward at Sector-17 CMC Hospital landed a Mohali resident behind bars.

Dadu Majra sits on garbage
Chandigarh, November 16
Repeated pleas and reports seem to have failed to sensitise authorities about the health risk posed by the dumping ground adjoining the residential area in Dadu Majra.

Supdt’s Transfer
Rly GM directed to settle case
Chandigarh, November 16
Taking note of a representation in which an applicant had challenged his transfer order, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the general manager, Northern Railway, to dispose of the case within two months.

Matrimonial Dispute
Police tries to patch up the rift
Chandigarh, November 16
In an effort to resolve the high-profile matrimonial dispute, the police conducted two reconciliation sessions with city-based industrialist Rishi Aggarwal and his wife Nupur Aggarwal here today.

Residents find proposed draft amendment unjustified
Panchkula, November 16
The Citizens Welfare Association of Panchkula finding the proposed draft amendment for the provision under Haryana municipal election rules giving more time to the presidents and vice-presidents of the council in facing the “no confidence motion” unjustified said it would lead to autocracy in the set up civic bodies in the state.

Wolf scare still haunts villagers
Wildlife dept deploys armed team
Panchkula, November 16
Even as the wildlife officials have deputed a four-member armed team in the area, the residents of Saketri village are yet to overcome the fear of attack by the wild animal believed to be a wolf. The beast was again spotted in the area yesterday night. While one child has already been killed, two others are undergoing treatment when they were mauled on Thursday.

Senior citizen pays for contractor’s carelessness
Mohali, November 16
Contractors engaged by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the local municipal council to carry out development works continue to put lives of city residents at risk. It was sheer callousness of a contractor that resulted in serious head injuries to Baldev Singh, a 69- year-old resident of Phase X here. He had to be taken to the Phase VI civil hospital for treatment. “I had a miraculous escape as my head hit the road berms after my scooter got entangled in a nearly invisible rope that was used by the contractor while repairing a parking lot in Phase X here”, said the victim.

Techno symposium ends
Mohali, November 16
Kamal Heer, a Punjabi singer, brought the curtains down of a two-day mega techno-cultural symposium, “Parivartan-2K8”, organised at Chandigarh Group of Colleges.

Bajaj ties up with Disney
Chandigarh, November 16
Ruling out any adverse impact of global financial meltdown on its business, leading electrical appliance maker Bajaj Electricals Ltd (BEL) yesterday said it would launch a new series of appliances for the niche segment. The company hopes to attain a turnover of over Rs 1,700 crore in 2008-09, compared to Rs 1,404 crore achieved last year.

‘Gopurm’ inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 16
Minister of state for finance and parliamentary affairs Pawan Bansal inaugurated a main entrance gate “Gopurm” at Sree Ayyappa Samajam, Sector 47-C, here today.

Devotees pay obeisance on the occasion of ‘Gopurm’ at Sree Ayyappa Temple in Sector 47, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Dental conference to begin today
Panchkula, November 16
More than 1,100 delegates from the country and abroad are expected to participate at the two-day 33rd annual conference of the Indian Society of Peridentology to be held at Indra Dhanush auditorium here tomorrow. Dr (Brig) Anil Kohli, president of the Dental Council of India, will be chief guest.

Annual day celebrated
Chandigarh, November 16
The Kangra Valley Welfare Association, Chandigarh, celebrated its fifth annual day here today.

Customer meet held
Chandigarh, November 16
The zonal office of the State Bank of Patiala organised a customer meet here yesterday.

No check on vehicle theft in city
Chandigarh, November 16
Despite adopting several measures by the Chandigarh police, there is no check on vehicle theft in the city.

Book on aviation released
Chandigarh, November 16
A city-based retired IAF officer has brought out a new picture book “A to X of Aviation”, which provides a pictorial insight into the vast world of flying ranging from ancient mythology to present day airborne marvels.

PGI staff to go on mass leave today
Chandigarh, November 16
Members of the PGI Operation Theatre Technologists’ Association has announced to go on a mass casual leave tomorrow. However, association president Rajvinder Singh assured that the functioning of emergency, clean labour room and ICU would not be affected.

Raipur Khurd cries for water
Chandigarh, November 16
Residents of Raipur Khurd village here are a harried lot. For the past two days, they have been getting erratic water supply.

20 given artificial limbs
Chandigarh, November 16
In a joint project of Rotary Clubs of Chandigarh Midtown and Wollaton Park of England, artificial limbs and assistive devices were distributed to 20 needy persons at Cheshire Home, Sector 21, here today.

North-south divide needs to be bridged
This is with reference to the article “Reshaping the City Beautiful” by Raveen Thukral (Chandigarh Tribune, November 10).


All PU gates go electronic
Chandigarh, November 16
Electronic drop gates are being installed at all three entry points in Panjab University in an attempt to beef up the university security and curb the violence. A few months ago, the university authorities had constituted a committee to review security arrangements on the campus and it was then decided to install drop gates.

Workers install new electronic gates on Panjab campus on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Trophy goes to SGGS College for Women
Chandigarh, November 16
The two-day drama festival, Natyotsav-2008, organised by the Sambhang Theatre group concluded at the DAV College-10 auditorium on Saturday evening.

Razzmatazz at St Joseph’s
Chandigarh, November 16
The students of the St, Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-d, who scored with flying colours in matriculation examination of 2008 conducted by Central Board of secondary education examination were honoured for their exemplary performance.

Ashmah kids celebrate Children’s Day
Mohali, November 16
Tiny tots of Ashmah International School celebrated Children's Day with great fervour on their campus in Phase-VII here. Jubilant kids, dressed in colourful attires, were seen enjoying the celebrations with their classmates, teachers and staff members of the school.


Food scarcity due to neglect of farm sector: Expert
Patiala, November 16
The three-day international conference on "Sustainable Development", organised by Punjabi University's Centre for South-West Asia Study, in collaboration with the Association of Asia Scholars, concluded here today.

Body of Pilot Capt. Rajesh Gaur being taken for cremation in Patiala on Sunday. Photo Rajesh Sachar

1,000 examined at eye camp
Patiala, November 16
About 1,000 patients were examined and another 68 were given intra-ocular lens implants at a free eye camp organised by the Shri Vishwakarma Mandir Committee at Sanaur, near here, today.

Encroachments choke Ropar market
Admn fails to implement one-way traffic plan
Ropar, November 16
Even as illegal encroachments dot the main market in Ropar, the district administration has failed to carry on with its much-hyped drive of making the market roads one-way.

Mehar Trust holds disease awareness camp
Bassi Pathana, November 16
The Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT) organised diabetes and blood pressure awareness and women empowerment camp at Kheri Naudh Singh village today. The Trust also organised a road show. H. S. Mejie, patron of the Trust, inaugurated the camp, while Amarishwar Singh, adviser of the Trust, presided over the programme.

Spurt in accidents on Kalka-Charnia road
Kalka, November 6
The Kalka-Charnia link road, which connects Kalka town to the Pinjore-Nalagarh National Highway-21A, has become accident-prone area, which has created a panic and resentment among the residents of seven Tagra villages, Bharat Nagar and Majra Mehtab and Paploha villages situated along side this link road.

Man killed in accident
Kharar, November 16
One person was killed in an accident opposite the qila complex yesterday. A vehicle hit the person, who was later on identified as Nand Singh Rawat, a resident of Motlan village, Tehri Garhwal.

Health hazard: After dengue, it’s unhygienic food
Patiala, November 16
After dengue, which has not been controlled by the health authorities despite tall claims, it is now the sale of unhygienic food items being kept in open by vendors across the city that is posing a grave health hazard to the city residents.

Annual function held
Ambala, November 16
Spring Field Public School organised its annual function today. Education and transport minister, Mange Ram Gupta, was the chief guest of the occasion.

Man injured in police custody
Ambala, November 16
The police got admitted a person in a private nursing home, who sustained serious injuries. The person was already in the police custody.

Press Day observed at Ropar
Ropar, November 16
The Rupnagar Press Club observed National Press Day by organising a function at the local forest Log Hut today.


26-year-old woman ends life
Panchkula, November 16
A 26-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Azad Colony here today.


PU Inter-College Tourney
SGGS lads beat GC-46 in volleyball
Chandigarh, November 16
Spirited SGGS College, Chandigarh, outplayed Government College, Sector 46, (25-16, 25-14, 25-15) in a league match on the third day of the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball Division-A Tournament (Men) held on PU grounds here today.
In another league match, SGGS College, Chandigarh, beat PU Campus (25-20, 25-16, 25-17) and SCD Government College, Ludhiana, prevailed over Government College, Sector 46, (25-09, 25-12, 25-21). Also, SCD Government College, Ludhiana, beat PU Campus (25-16, 25-05, 25-23).

A match between SGGS College and Government College, Sector 46, in progress during the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball (Men) Division-A Tournament held on PU grounds in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cricket Tourney
SD-32 and PEC record easy wins
Chandigarh, November 16
SD College, Sector 32, and Punjab Engineering College (PEC) recorded comfortable victories in the Inter-College Cricket Tournament for the Administrator's Cup being organised by the Chandigarh sports department on St John's School ground in Sector 26 here today.

Talk show to promote cricket in US
Chandigarh, November 16
Ajay Sethi, a Dubai-based NRI businessman, is on a unique mission. He is all set to popularise cricket in the US through a series of talk show featuring interviews of leading cricket icons, including “Legends of Lords”, the 1983 World Cup winning team.


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