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Violence on PU campus again
Law students, lab operator hurt in clash
Chandigarh, November 19
Bhupinder Singh, a law department student, was seriously injured while his classmate Vikram Kumar was hurt in a scuffle with a lab operator in the Computer Sciences Department of the Panjab University here this morning.

Anil, employee of the university, who was hurt in clash. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Panel to probe incident
Brick flies into pol sc class

Cop nailed for abetting suicide
Head constable had illicit relations with Napelese woman: Kin
Chandigarh, November 19
A day after 42-year-old Kamlesh Devi allegedly hanged herself to death at her residence in Sector 20, the police today arrested her husband, head constable Jagbir Singh, on the charges of abetment to suicide.

Bus kills polytechnic student
Kharar, November 19
A young student of Polytehnic College, Khooni Majra, was killed by a rashly driven bus near Bhago Majra. The student, Gurvinder Singh, was studying mechanical diploma from the college. On Tuesday, he boarded a PRTC bus to go to Banur and further Lalru.


PGI-Siswan road to be four-laned
Chandigarh, November 19
The fourth meeting of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority held under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today approved the construction of four-laned road from the PGI to Siswan T-junction in the jurisdiction of Punjab.


German Tourist Rape Case
Police adds rape in challan amid dilemma
Chandigarh, November 19
After much discussion and brainstorming, the Chandigarh police today finalised the challan with rape and other charges in the alleged rape case of a German tourist. The challan will be filed in the court tomorrow.

The Sector 34-35 intersection in Chandigarh was reopened to traffic after being closed for a few months, much to the relief of commuters. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mock parliament to discuss national issues
Chandigarh, November 19
Leaving behind the issue of getting 33 per cent women reservation in Parliament or the Assemblies, women groups are now gearing themselves for getting well acquainted with the parliament procedures so as to show their impact in these democratic institutions to become future women leaders. The unique and experimental model of ‘Women Parliament’ has been framed by the women and for the women by the National Alliance of Women (NAWO), a non government organisation (NGO).

Veer Vikramjit, a poignant play
Chandigarh, November 19
A popular folk drama “Veer Vikramajit” was staged on the second day of the ongoing three- day Yuva Haryanvi Saang festival at the Tagore theatre here today.

Admn to re-inspect old CTU buses
Chandigarh, November 19
The Chandigarh administration is not ready to compromise with the safety of the passengers, and hence, is making an attempt to get “roadworthy clearance” for its old fleet of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking buses is any indication. Also, the decks have not been cleared for the CTU to fabricate the bodies for 17 bus chassis, rotting at its depot for the past six months, which, apparently, forced the Chandigarh administration to flout the High Court directions and the Motor Vehicle Act by “re-inspecting its worn-out buses”.

Workers prepare an iron tub at a workshop on the outskirts of Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

Relief for vehicle operators as entry tax cut
Mohali, November 19
Giving relief to operators who plied their vehicles on a contract basis, the Punjab government has slashed entry tax and also allowed them to pay it on a quarterly basis.

Cycle tracks to be fully functional soon
Chandigarh, November 19
Cycle tracks in the city may soon become fully functional, encroachment free and better maintained. In a significant order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the inspector-general of police (IGP) and the UT chief engineer (CE) to take an appropriate action on the basis of a public interest litigation seeking the optimum utilisation of the cycle tracks and the removal of the encroachments.

Ludhiana man tortured by Ambala cops
Panchkula, November 19
A 35-year-old resident of Ludhiana was allegedly tortured by the CIA staff of the Ambala police resulting in fracture of his hipbone.

Marital Dispute
Industrialist, wife reconcile
Chandigarh, November 19
Reconciliation sessions by the Chandigarh police in the high-profile matrimonial dispute between local industrialist and his wife have finally paid off.

Sangharsh panel holds protest
Mohali, November 19
Members of the Plot Allotment Sangharsh Committee, Sectors 76-80, today held a rally in protest against the failure of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to hold a draw of lots for plots allotted to them around seven years ago.

Welfare body meets MC commissioner
Chandigarh, November 19
A delegation of the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations, Chandigarh (FOSWAC) submitted a memorandum of their demands to MC commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria here yesterday.

‘Something for everyone’
Chandigarh, November 19
With the theme of “Nachley Chandigarh”, the two-day extravaganza — Chandigarh Carnival — promises to have something for every age group. This was stated by home secretary Ram Niwas at a press conference here today. He was accompanied by finance secretary Sanjay Kumar, CITCO managing director Niharika Rai, SSP S.S. Srivastava, public relations director R.S. Verma and tourism director Samwartak Singh. UT administrator S. F. Rodrigues will inaugurate the carnival on November 22.

Students of Art College share a light moment after finishing their floats, prepared for upcoming Chandigarh Carnival, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Land grabbers on sale spree
Deals need to be cross-checked: DC
Zirakpur, November 19
Facing severe penalties, land grabbers in Zirakpur are now on a sale spree. Following an action by the district administration, which has come down heavily against the land grabbers, these encroachers are trying desperately to sell their illegal properties to the less discerning.

CAT relief for GMSH-16 doctor
Issues directive to health director
Chandigarh, November 19
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has told the director of health services to pass appropriate orders for grant of leave for period as admissible under the law along with full pay and allowances to Dr Dimple Kandhar who had taken maternity leave.

No drainage system in councillor’s sector
Chandigarh, November 19
Interestingly, the area councillor and chairman of the water supply and sewerage committee Jagjit Singh Kang never thought of taking up the issue of laying of water drainage system in his own area in Sector 40 in any of the committee meeting chaired by him in the last one year.

Work on laying of water drainage system under progress in Sector 40, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Seminar on media on Nov 23
Chandigarh, November 19
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) is organising “Chandigarh Footprints 2008”, a media and communication seminar for young media aspirants and students, on November 23 at CII auditorium, Sector 31. The seminar is expected to be a must attend for the students, who are planning to enter the field of media at the undergraduate and postgraduate course and become a part of the media and communication industry.

Keeping chikungunya at bay
Chandigarh, November 19
With chikungunya infection surfacing in Panchkula, it is time to take a look at this viral infection and simple precautions to avoid it.

Sec-15 apni mandi back in business
Chandigarh, November 19
Apni mandi in Sector 15 began functioning again from the same place today following directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Integration week begins with cycle rally
Chandigarh November 19
A cycle rally was the highlight of the start of a national integration week (Quami Ekta Day) here today. Home secretary-cum secretary education Ram Niwas flagged off the rally in the morning.

Children take part in a cycle rally in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Smart card for PDS in city
Chandigarh, November 19 Chandigarh has taken the lead in the implementation of the smart card scheme for PDS, which is to be implemented on a pilot basis in the city.

Punjab, UT staff hold protest
Chandigarh, November 19
The joint action committee of Punjab and UT employees held a protest rally against the “anti-employee” policy of the Punjab Government, Sector 34, today. Over 700 members raised slogans against the Punjab government for delaying the release of dearness allowance installment and fifth pay commission report, including filling of vacant posts on a regular basis, regularisation of daily wagers, grant of bonus, abolition of contract system and giving of flats to allottees.

Members of the joint action committee Punjab and UT employees protest in support of their demands in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Youth’s Death
Autopsy confirms asphyxia by drowning
Chandigarh, November 19
The autopsy of Vikas Kashyap, who allegedly jumped to death in Sukhna Lake on Tuesday, today confirmed that the death was caused due to asphyxia by drowning.

Encourage kids, says Rodrigues
Chandigarh, November 19
Strongly advocating the need for compassion, care and concern by improving the quality of life of children, Punjab governor and UT administrator, S.F. Rodrigues, today called for a mass movement to develop their potential and make them productive members of society.

Accident at Sec 31-32 rotary
Chandigarh, November 19
A minor accident between two cars coming from opposite directions took place at the rotary of Sector 31-32 here this evening.

Rs 15-lakh grant
Chandigarh, November 19
The union ministry of tourism has sanctioned a financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh to the UT administration for Chandigarh Carnival to be held on November 22 and 23.

City parks fail to serve purpose
Most of the city parks, including the one located in Sector 20-A, Chandigarh, are not serving their real purpose and are being used to park cars, while, the cycle and motorcycle riders are using the park’s drives as a means of bypassing adjacent streets. Moreover, the joggers add to the nuisance.


PU told to issue roll numbers to cops
Chandigarh, November 19
A local court today stayed the orders of the IGP and asked Panjab University to issue roll numbers for the course of LLB to SI Hardit Singh and SI Charanjit Singh Virk.

From Schools & Colleges
Campus placement at Landran College
Chandigarh, November 19
The Bank of America recruited 12 students of Chandigarh Business School, Landran, yesterday testing them on the basis of their presentation, interview, group discussion skills and a written test.

Dikshant School celebrates founder’s day
Panchkula, November 19
More then 750 children of Dikshant International School participated in the Founder’s Day celebrations held at Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, here today. Kalki Koechlin, a French actress, Anurag Kashyap, director/ script writer of famous movie “Black Friday”, and Captain V.K. Verma, chairman, Indian Public Schools conference, were the chief guests.

Students of Dikshant International School perform during founder’s day celebrations at Panchkula on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Govt releases funds for ayurvedic hospital
Patiala, November 19
Hospital of the Government Ayurvedic College, Patiala, has got a new lease of life with the Punjab government releasing funds for the hospital pharmacy.
The 106-bed hospital was neglected after the pharmacy was closed because of paucity of funds. The number of patients both in the indoor ward and outdoor department had registered a steep fall, as there were no medicines available.

Dasmesh Enclave residents stage dharna
Kharar, November 19
Area residents of Dasmesh Enclave, including women, staged a dharna today demanding immediate opening of the road blocked by an adjacent private colony Sunny Enclave. The women on dharna said Dasmesh Enclave was built 10-year ago by Star Colonizers. According to the maps and registry available with the Dasmesh Enclave residents, a 25 feet wide road passed from the road that led to NH 21.

Broadband services shut for 5 hrs
Kalka, November 19
Most of the banks of Kalka, Pinjore, had to face problems today, as the BSNL broadband services remained suspended for more than five hours. Official sources of the banks revealed that due to frequent suspension of the BSNL broadband services, the banks’ daily routine gets badly affected, which causes great inconvenience to customers, as ATM systems of the banks also become non-functional in case of failure of the broadband.

Himachal sabha celebrates annual day
Kalka, November 19
The Himachal Kalyan Sabha celebrated its annual day at Ambedkar community centre here on Sunday evening.

Biker killed in mishap
Lalru, November 19
A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident near Dappar toll plaza in Lalru on Tuesday night.

Hockey sticks distributed among 50 players
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 19
As many as 50 hockey sticks were distributed among the budding players of Fatehgarh Sahib by Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Dr. Kaustubh Sharma. Kaustubh is also the president of the District Hockey Association.

Girl students with the hockey sticks given to them at Fatehgarh Sahib on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

35-yr-old commits suicide
Kalka, November 19
A 35-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself in Madhan Wala village of Pinjore Block today.

Man held with 550 porn CDs
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 19
The Sirhind police today arrested a Ludhiana resident with 550 porn CDs near Khalsa School, Sirhind. The accused has been identified as Manish Kumar.

Violation of Building Bylaws
Coffee House files suit against landlord, 4 others
Chandigarh, November 19
In a fresh twist to the ongoing dispute between the Indian Coffee House Cooperation Society and its landlord, the cooperation through V.K. Kutty has filed a suit against the landlord.

Lok adalat from Dec 20
Panchkula, November 19
A mega lok adalat will be organised in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh on December 20 and 21. An order to this effect had already been passed by Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Four booked for assault
Chandigarh, November 19
The local police registered a case on the complaint of Ajay, a resident of Sector 38, alleging that Jony, Ajay, Kuldip and Giani, all residents of Dadumajra, have beaten and threatened him and stolen his purse containing cash Rs 2,500 from near Balmiki Temple, Dadumajra, yesterday.

Cop, mother held for thrashing wife
Chandigarh, November 19
The police today arrested the son and wife of a Chandigarh Police sub-inspector Sukhdev Singh, on charges of beating up his daughter-in-law. Sukhdev Singh was also booked in this connection.

Man duped by property dealers
Mohali, November 19
A resident of Chandigarh complained to the police that he had allegedly been duped by two property dealers worth lakhs of rupees while purchasing land in a nearby village.


SGGS claim cycling c’ship
Chandigarh, November 19
SGGS College, Sector 26, with 42 points claimed Panjab University Inter-College Cycling (Men) Championship for session 2008-09 played here on PU grounds today.

Motorbike rally arrives in city
Chandigarh, November 19
The “Wheels and Waves” adventure motorcycle rally, being organised by the Corps of Engineers arrived here today. The rally consists of 15 sappers of the Sada Ek Engineer Regiment, led by Capt Devadesh Sah.

Special kid stands out in swimming
Chandigarh, November 19
A twelve-year-old special child, Anmol Aggarwal, shines out in the crowd because of his ability to swim. The child, who is mentally challenged and finds it difficult to even comprehend what one tells him, has clinched second position in the sub-junior 50 m free style swimming event in the IX National Paralympic Swimming Championship held at Karnal, Haryana, from November13 to 16.

Anmol Aggarwal, who bagged second position in the sub-junior 50m freestyle event during the IX National Paralympic Swimming Championship at Karnal. — Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Ranking tourney from today
Chandigarh, November 19
As many as 920 entries have been received for All-India Junior Ranking Tournament, which is going to be held for the first time in the north in Chandigarh from November 20 to 23 at the Sector 42, indoor hall.

Government College students vie for top honours
Chandigarh, November 19
More than 500 students participated in the 56th Annual Athletics Meet of Government College (Co-ed), Sector 11, that got off to a flying start here today on the college ground.
The meet was inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr. Dalel Singh Chauhan, an Arjuna awardee, director sports, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

A participant during the long jump event in the 56th Annual Athletics Meet of Government College (Co-ed), Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Veena GGS eve selected for handball c’ship
Chandigarh, November 19
Veena, a student of BA III of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Sector 26, has been selected for the Senior Asian Handball Championship for Women to be held at Bangkok from November 21 to 30.


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