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2 Army men held for rape
The accused, Naik Hottam Singh and Naik Iftikhar Khan, in police custody in Panchkula on Tuesday. Panchkula, November 25
The police today arrested two Army personnel accused of raping a patient at the Command Hospital, Chandimandir.

The accused, Naik Hottam Singh and Naik Iftikhar Khan, in police custody in Panchkula on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Motorcyclist assaults traffic cop
Chandigarh, November 25
High drama prevailed at Phase I of the industrial area here this afternoon when a motorcyclist reportedly assaulted a traffic policeman after being booked for jumping red light.

Default on Payment
Chief engineer’s vehicles attached
Chandigarh, November 25
Additional district and sessions judge S.K. Aggarwal attached the vehicles of the chief engineer, Haryana, as the government had defaulted on the payment of nearly Rs 15 lakh to a company that was given a contract to construct a building in 1986.

Kohli’s Patiala connection
Maninderpal Singh Kohli Patiala, November 25
Maninderpal Singh Kohli, who was convicted and sentenced for the rape and murder of 17-year-old British teenager, Hannah Foster, on March 14, 2003, at the UK today has a Patiala connection.


Hookah banned
Chandigarh,November 25
The Chandigarh administration has ordered that no owner, proprietor or manager of any eatery, restaurant or hotel would use or permitted to be used any “hookah” or anything similar to it. 

Vijay Kumar Tipper runs over 19-yr-old
Chandigarh, November 25
Vijay Kumar, a 19-year-old Kajheri resident, was killed while his father, Amrit Lal, escaped with minor injuries when a truck rammed into their scooter near the transport lights here this afternoon.

2 youths held for shooting at police
Zirakpur, November 25
A group of five youths exchanged fire with a police party of the CIA, Mohali, in New Defence Colony, Zirakpur. The youths, while trying to flee from the spot, kept on firing at the cops. The melee lasted for about 15 minutes.


Urban transport development
Rodrigues constitutes core group
Chandigarh, November 25
UT Administrator Lt Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd.) today constituted a core group of senior officers for chalking out the strategy with a Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), a corporate body of professionals, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, for providing services in the urban transport and infrastructure development.

Executing building bylaws not an easy task
Encroachments on rise in nine villages
Violation of building bylaw on the rise in Burail, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, November 25
Executing building bylaws of 2006 in the villages, which come under the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s jurisdiction, is not an easy task for the authorities. During the recent survey conducted by the corporation it was found that in all nine villages, allocated to the municipal corporation, most of the construction work done by the villagers violates the new building bylaws

Violation of building bylaw on the rise in Burail, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan  

MC, admn to set up common complaint centre
Chandigarh, November 25
There is good news for residents of Chandigarh as from now onwards they will not have to check the area before lodging complaints civic amenities with the administration or the MC as a common complaint centre will be set up soon.

Admn seeks Rs 25 cr for tourism
Chandigarh, November 25
The administration has sought Rs 25 crore from the Union tourism ministry for augmenting the tourism infrastructure in the city. According to sources, the administration has forwarded the demand to the ministry for various tourism projects. However, the lion's share of the amount is set to go for upgradation of various facilities at the Sukhna Lake to turn it into a major tourist destination, the sources added.

Excise and Taxation Inspectors
Candidates claim politicking in selections
Chandigarh, November 25
Politics has allegedly made a victim out of them. Interviewed for the posts of excise and taxation inspectors during the Akali-BJP regime in 2001, they were allegedly left out of the process by the Congress government, only to be ignored again by the ruling combine.

Poets regale audience at bilingual mushaira
Ashok Chakradhar at the All-India bilingual mushaira in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, November 25
The Chandigarh administration teamed up with Haryana Urdu akademy and organised an All-India bilingual mushaira as a part of the National Integration Week celebrations at the Government Medical College -32 auditorium here today.

Ashok Chakradhar at the All-India bilingual mushaira in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Ban on polythene a failure: NGO
Panchkula, November 25
The ban on the polythene carry bags was no solution to the problem rather such a ban was a failure, said Hemant Goswami, chairperson of Burning Brain Society, a pressure group that was successful to make the city smoke-free last year.

LIC staff stage two-hr protest
Chandigarh, November 25
A large number of employees of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) today observed a two-hour walk-out strike in protest against the management for allegedly dilly- dallying wage revision.

Thieves targeting gullible locals on prowl
Chandigarh, November 25
Apart from emerging as the IT hub and a tourist centre, the city is fast turning into a happy-hunting ground for thieves and tricksters. A large number of thieves and tricksters haling from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and other parts of the country are targeting gullible locals.

Admn to appoint kin of dead employees
Chandigarh, November 25
The Chandigarh Administration has in a notification decided to appoint dependants of deceased employees on compassionate grounds. A committee on compassionate appointments has been constituted under the chairmanship of managing director, Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Limited (CITCO), for considering the applications for such appointment in the light of the scheme in all departments, offices under the administration.

Minor scuffle at PU hostel
Chandigarh, November 25
In yet another incident involving violence, a minor argument between students took an ugly turn when a group of students of the UIET indulged in a minor scuffle with the students of geography department in hostel number 7 last night.

Come Dec, BSNL to launch IPTV service
Chandigarh, November 25
After the successfully testing Internet protocol television (IPTV) and video-on-demand (VOD) services, BSNL is now ready to introduce these services on a commercial basis. These will be available to customers from December onwards for Rs 150 per month.

Training on internal audit
Chandigarh, November 25
Training on internal audit of officers and staff of the Chandigarh Administration is being conducted under the guidance of the chief controller (Accounts), ministry of home affairs, Delhi, in collaboration with the UT administration from November 24 to November 26.

PGI workshop on child protection
Chandigarh, November 25
A one-day workshop on the “child promotion and child protection” was organised at the advanced pediatric centre, PGIMER, here today.

Plastic bags: Adviser for strict enforcement of ban
Chandigarh, November 25
Adviser to the UT administrator today called a meeting for discussing various issues related to the implementation of ban on the manufacture and uses of polythene or plastic carry bags.


Now, exam fee to be deposited in departments
Chandigarh, November 25
Today after seeing the chaotic rush at the PU fee counter, members of the PUCSC approached the vice-chancellor over the issue of depositing the fees in the respective departments. Brinder Dhillon, president of the SOPU and Sahil Nanda, president of PUCSE, complained about tuition fees of the science departments not being deposited in the respective departments, despite of the vice-chancellor’s order. Vice-chancellor called a meeting with the dean students’ welfare (DSW), dean university instruction (DUI) and student representatives from science departments.

PU evening dept demands chairman after 4 years
Chandigarh, November 25
To shake the authorities in Panjab University, all it takes is a ‘flying brick’. This may sound absurd, but holds true for the department of evening studies, which was running without a chairperson for the past four years.

Kathakali troupe performs at Ajit Karam School
Mangle Vijay Kumar, kathakali dancer, performs at AKSIPS in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Chandigarh, November 25
In their endeavour to acquaint the students with the diverse rich cultural traditions of the country, SPIC-Macay offered a slice of the South Indian classical dance, kathakali, to the students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, (AKSIPS) Sector 41 here today.

Mangle Vijay Kumar, kathakali dancer, performs at AKSIPS in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

New guidelines for quota in engg colleges
Chandigarh, November 25
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued fresh guidelines with the current regional imbalances in the number of seats in various engineering colleges across the country. Currently we have 2.5 lakh seats in around 1,250 diploma level institutions as against over 5.5 lakh seats in around 1,500 degree level engineering colleges. But majority of the institutions have come up in either in south India or few selected states of the other part of country.

Teachers attend workshop on communication skills
Chandigarh, November 25
The Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Regional English Language Organisation, US Embassy, New Delhi, organised a workshop on “Fostering Communication and Critical Thinking Skills.” 


Bank robbery: Three held after a year
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 25
The Fatehgarh Sahib police today claimed to have arrested the three accused involved in a year-old robbery of Rs 46 lakh in State Bank of India branch of Khamano.

Nishant first in pharma quiz
Banur, November 25
Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy organised National Pharmacy Week, where in, a personality development programme was also held.

Baljit chief of sarpanch panel
Bassi Pathana, November 25
Sarpanches of Bassi Pathana and the adjoining villages hold a meeting under the presidentship of Randhir Singh Cheema, former minister at the Block Development Panchyat Office, here today,

Placement drive at Rayat
Kharar, November 25
Bank of America did talent scouting on the Rayat and Bahra Institute campus for its openings across India.


Purchases by Intelligence wing
HC seeks details of security equipment

Chandigarh, November 25
The issue of judges’ phone tapping once again figured in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. After the State of Punjab in a reply to security equipment case simply said the “nature of equipment relates to security/ intelligence gathering”, Justice Ranjit Singh observed in an open court that the possibility of the apparatus being misused could not be ruled out.

Bansal allowed to appear in court
Chandigarh, November 25
Main accused in cash-at-judge’s door case Sanjeev Bansal was today allowed to appear before the court by the Bar Council of India. The matter has been adjourned till December 7.

Culpable Homicide Case
Doctors summoned, SI’s salary attached
Chandigarh, November 25
Additional District and Sessions Judge S.K. Aggarwal today summoned the PGI’s medical superintendent and the medical superintendent of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, for producing documents in an attempt to commit culpable homicide case. The court has also attached the salary of a sub-inspector as he failed to depose before the court today.


Threatening Letter
Convicts brought to city
Chandigarh, November 25 Rinku Swami and Ravi Tomar, accused in the case of posting a threatening letter to the managing director of the Chandigarh Clinical Laboratories, Sector 16, for Rs 5-lakh random, were brought here today on production warrant.

Three cars stolen from city
Chandigarh, November 25
Three cars have been stolen from various parts of the city during the past four days. Iqbal Nath of Sector 8-C reported that his Maruti car (CH-01-U-2683) was stolen from his residence on November 21. Similarly, Revecca Joseph of Sector 38-West reported that his Maruti car (CH-03-2942) was stolen form Shashtri Market, Sector-22, on November 22.


Rohana’s squad romp home in Pro-Am event
Anura Rohana, Manpal Singh, Col Harpreet and Zubin Nijhawan, who won the Pro-Am event of the Haryana Open Golf at the Panchkula Golf Club on Tuesday. Chandigarh, November 25
Anura Rohana of Sri Lanka led his team to victory logging 55.3 points in the Pro-Am event of the HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open on the par 72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club today.
Ranked 43rd in the PGTI’s Order of Merit, Rohana’s team comprised amateurs Manpal Singh, Col Harpreet and Zubin Nijhawan.

Anura Rohana, Manpal Singh, Col Harpreet and Zubin Nijhawan, who won the Pro-Am event of the Haryana Open Golf at the Panchkula Golf Club on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Arshjot stars in Sacred Heart win
Chandigarh, November 25
Arshjot’s twin strikes enabled Sacred Heart, Sector 26, win over Ryan International School, Sector 49, in a quarterfinal match of the 2nd RF Saupin Football Tournament (under-14 girls) hosted by Saupin’s School, Sector 32, in association with the Chandigarh Football Association, here today.

Athletics Meet for Special Kids
Three cheers for Gurdit
Special children take part in a race during an athletics meet in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, November 25
Over 200 special athletes from four schools participated in the annual athletics meet organised by the Special Olympics Bharat, Chandigarh Chapter, at Athletics Club, Sector 7, here today.

Special children take part in a race during an athletics meet in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Pbi varsity sneak past MDU
Chandigarh, November 25
In a nail biting match, Punjabi University, Patiala, prevailed over mighty rivals MD University, Rohtak, 78-75 in a quarterfinal match on the third day of the North Zone Inter-University Basketball (Men) Championship held at Panjab University grounds here today.

At 11, city golfer comes of age
Feroz Singh GarewalChandigarh, November 25
Feroz Singh Garewal is barely 11 but has already made a mark for himself in the national subjunior golf circuit. A class-VI student of Chandigarh’s St Kabir School, Feroz is just back after clinching the under-12 title in the Western India Junior/Subjunior Golf Championship that concluded in Pune on Friday.

Inter-media cricket meet
Chandigarh, November 25
Chandigarh Press Club will organise Inter-Media Cricket Tournament-2008 from December 4 to 7. Bonafide journalists and members of Press Club (all categories) are eligible to be members of the team. 

Stage set for National School Games
Schoolchildren take part in a rehearsal for the inauguration of the National School Games in Patiala on Tuesday. Patiala, November 25
The town is all set to host the National School Games, starting tomorrow, in which around 3,000 players from all over the country will take part. The School Games Federation of India (SGFI) is organising the games, which will continue till December 1.

Schoolchildren take part in a rehearsal for the inauguration of the National School Games in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Warm welcome for gymnast
Meenakshi being felicitated by MM Modi College principal Satish Kumar in Patiala on Tuesday. Patiala, November 25
Students of MM Modi College, Patiala, continue to bring laurels in the field of sports. The college has already created a name for itself by winning titles in various inter-college tournaments held recently.
Many players from this college have done wonders for the state and the country in the past. Meenakshi, a gymnast, is one such name.

Meenakshi being felicitated by MM Modi College principal Satish Kumar in Patiala on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Annual Sports Meet
Gurbir, Mohini best athletes
Chandigarh, November 25
Gurbir Singh of class XII and Mohini Sharma of class XI were declared best boy athlete and best girl athlete, respectively, during the annual sports meet of Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, here today.


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