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Mumbai Attack
Another victim had city link

Chandigarh, November 29
A high-profile family with roots in Chandigarh lost one of its members in the Mumbai terror attack. Ruby Randhawa, daughter of the late (Padam Shri) Dr Sant Kaur who had served in the Sector 22 civil dispensary in Chandigarh, was killed during the terror attack at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai.

Ruby Randhawa
Ruby Randhawa

Saluting heroes and victims
Let’s rise up against terror

Chandigah, November 29
The tricity joined the entire nation in paying homage to the victims of the Mumbai terror attack today.

A woman pays homage to the victims of the Mumbai terror attack at the Chandigarh war memorial on Saturday.
Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Six-pack: This can probably happen only in India! Tribube photo: Vinay Malik


Night food street idea doesn’t sprout
Chandigarh, November 29
Unsuitable business location of the MC’s much-hyped pilot project of night food street near the PGI seems to be an impediment in attracting restaurateurs and others in the food business to set up shop there.

Kidnappers free 6-yr-old boy
Chandigarh, November 29
In a dramatic turn of events, the kidnappers of six-year-old Japjit Singh dropped him at Rose Garden here late this evening.

Civil hospital without ultrasound machine
Chandigarh, November 29
The 50-bed civil hospital in Mani Majra, frequented by hundreds of patients daily, does not even have the basic ultrasound diagnostic facility.


Russian Ambassador Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov ‘Russia wants constructive ties with US’
Chandigarh, November 29
Russian Ambassador to India Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov today said his country hoped the new administration in the United States would recognise the legitimate means being used by Russia to play a major role in the new multi-polar world even as he said the west should be cautious in expanding NATO in eastern Europe.

Russian Ambassador Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov 

Water oozes out of a damaged water pipe in Sector 24 Water pipeline damaged in Sector 24 
Chandigarh, November 29
Negligence on the part of a contractor in laying a sewerage line has damaged the water pipeline in Sector 24. According to area residents, the contractor started digging work in Sector 24 to lay sewerage pipeline on Thursday night. While working, the workers dug up to the water meters without caring about the damage.

Water oozes out of a damaged water pipe in Sector 24. A Tribune photograph 

Polythene ban only in name
Chandigarh, November 29
Polythene bags being used by vegetable vendors in Grain Market, Sector 26, Chandigarh More than a month after the Chandigarh administration imposed a ban on the use of polythene bags, traders are fearlessly flouting the rules. A visit to the apni mandi and the main grain market revealed that most vegetable sellers were using polythene bags for packaging. The administration had made tall claims that it would ensure strict compliance of the ban. A fruit vendor said they had to meet the demands of customers otherwise they would lose business. — TNS

Polythene bags being used by vegetable vendors in Grain Market, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik 

Dappar toll plaza from next week 
Zirakpur, November 29
With the clearance from the ministry of surface transport, decks have been cleared to make the Dappar toll plaza operational by the first week of December. The toll would be charged for the costs incurred by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in the four-laning of the Chandigharh-Ambala national highway.

The dilapidated structure of the building that collapsed in Sector 15 of Panchkula 3 critically hurt in roof collapse
Panchkula, November 29
Three labourers were injured seriously while around half a dozen others escaped with minor injuries when cantilevers of an under-construction house collapsed here today. The injured, identified as Hemraj (25), Chini Lal (40) and Dinesh (21), were admitted at General Hospital, Sector 6, where doctors said their condition was stable. According to Lallan, one of the labourers, around 12 people were working on the site at house No. 1896 in Sector 15 at the time of the mishap. 

The dilapidated structure of the building that collapsed in Sector 15 of Panchkula on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Police to move HC for setting up of fast-track court 
Chandigarh, November 29
The UT Police has decided to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court urging it to set up a fast track court in the city for speedy justice.

Concern over rise in obesity
Chandigarh, November 29
The VLCC chain of parlours celebrated the Anti-Obesity Day on Wednesday at its Sector 35 centre with the launch of a book “Transformation towards wellness” by Dr Raj Bahadur, director principal of GMCH-32.

Nightmare not over for Gen Kang
Mohali, November 29
Even as rejoicing followed the release of hostages from the Taj Hotel in Mumbai today, the nightmare was not over for Maj-Gen J.S. Kang (retd).

Conference on library, info science ends
Chandigarh, November 29
The XXV IATLIS (Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science National Conference), which began at Panjab University on November 27, concluded today.

Street theatre reaches village with powerful plays
Panchkula, November 29
The Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi has expanded its cultural activities to the semi-urban and rural audience with the staging of a festival of socially relevant plays at Kaimbala village and now at Mani Majra.

Artistes enliven musical soiree 
Ghazal singer Kasif Ahmad performs at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16,ChandigarhChandigarh, November 29
The Pracheen Kala Kendra organised a special musical soiree featuring Delhi-based duo of Amjad Khan in solo tabla recital and Kashif Ahmed in ghazal concert at Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Ghazal singer Kasif Ahmad performs at the Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16,Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Punjabi plays steal the show 
Chandigarh, November 29
The Punjab civil secretariat cultural society presented a musical bonanza at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here.

Playback singer Kailash Kher
Playback singer Kailash Kher performs at Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

BJP leaders take out ‘padyatra’
Mohali, November 29
On the invitation of Social Welfare Committee, Jai Ram Joshi, a former president of the BJP, Chandigarh, undertook ‘padyatra’ in the Mauli Jagran Complex.

Camp to benefit the disabled
Chandigarh, November 29
In view of the World Disability Day on December 3, the Max India Foundation and the Manav Seva Sannidhi has planned to provide artificial limbs and polio calipers during a camp at Guru Harikishna Charitable Eye Hospital Gurdwara, Sector 77, Mohali, from December 3 to 8. — TNS

A clarification
In story carried under headline “PNB manager acquitted in cheating case”, the name of the bank was erroneously mentioned as Punjab National Bank (PNB). In fact, the manager of Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 9, was acquitted. The error is regretted. — TNS


From Schools & Colleges
Fun and frolic marks freshers’ day at SAS institute

Mohali, November 29s
Freshers’ day was organised at SAS institute of technology and research here.

Students at their creative best 
Chandigarh, November 29
The department of physics, Government College, Sector 11, organised a poster-making competition today in which more than 30 students displayed their creative skills.

GMCH-32 principal’s term ends today 
Chandigarh, November 29
While Dr Raj Bhadur’s one-year term as the director-principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, ends on November 30, there is no official nod from the administration about his continuation.


Kingpin used money to send children abroad
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 29
The kingpin of Khamano bank robbery case had sent his daughter abroad for higher studies using the robbed money.

Saras fair begins today
Patiala, November 29
Patiala and its surrounding areas are all set for an extravaganza of colour, festivity, crafts, culture, cuisine and merriment in the form of the Saras fair, which will be held at the historic Sheesh Mahal of Patiala from tomorrow.

Assault case against eight
Lalru, November 29
The Lalru police today booked eight people for allegedly assaulting Randhir Singh, a resident of Sarsini village, here today. The accused had been identified as Karnail Singh, Rinku, Ram Singh, Karam Singh, Sahib Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Sawraj Singh and Tinka.


ASI sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, November 29
ASI Dalwinder SIngh, who was arrested yesterday on the charge of sodomy, was sent to judicial custody here today.


Roadways driver held for drunken driving
Chandigarh, November 29
The local police has arrested a Haryana Roadways driver, Jagpal Singh, on the charges of drunken driving and hitting a local resident’s vehicle last night.

Property dealer booked for cheating
Panchkula, November 29
Padam Bhushan Sardar Anjum, a renowned poet and philosopher, has lodged a complaint with the police that a property dealer has duped him in the name of facilitating him in selling his land. The police has registered a case of cheating against the accused, Pala Ram, a resident of Shahzadpur in Ambala district.

32-yr-old found dead
Panchkula, November 29
A 32-year-old was found dead on the rail tracks here today. The deceased has been identified as Sanjiv Rana, a resident of Bartana in Zirakpur.


Players in action during a cricket match organised for the mentally challenged at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, Maharashtra XI outplays Chandigarh XI
Chandigarh, November 29
Riding high on the all-round performance of Majhab Mahmood (28 runs and 3 wickets), Maharashtra XI outplayed Chandigarh XI in the ongoing T20 Challenge Cup being organised by the National Cricket Association for the Mentally Challenged here at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32.

Players in action during a cricket match organised for the mentally challenged at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Skating coach barred from conducting trials 
Panchkula, November 29
City magistrate, Panchkula, O.P. Sharma has barred the controversial district skating coach A.D. Sharma from officiating in the two-day state roller skating trails to be held at Blue Bird School, Sector 16.

Andel Academy enter final
Panchkula, November 29
Andel Cricket Academy, Panchkula, outplayed Cricket Federation of Haryana by a margin of 65 runs to enter the final of the 1st Otobi Cup under-19 Twenty-20 Cricket Tournament being organised by Cricket Federation of India at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Rahman clinches Haryana Open title
Chandigarh, November 29
Mohd Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh recorded his second win in the PGTI Tour when he fired a one under par 71 to clinch the Rs 20 lakh HUDA-GTPL-Unitech Haryana Open title at five under par 283, with Ajeetesh Sandhu of Chandigarh breathing down his neck finishing one stroke behind on the par 72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club today.

Jeev-Jyoti duo tied 20th
Chandigarh, November 29
Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa of India could muster a two under par 70 to be tied 20th with Korea’s Bae Sang-moon and Kim Hyung-tae (71) on the penultimate day of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at Dongguan in China today.

Boxing: Sharda Sarvhitkari boys win c’ship
Boxers battle it out during the State Sub-Junior (Boys) Boxing Championship at the Sector 42 sports complex in Chandigarh Chandigarh, November 29
Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, bagged 23 points to claim the 23rd Chandigarh State Sub-Junior (Boys) Boxing Championship that concluded at the Sector 42 sports complex here today.

Boxers battle it out during the State Sub-Junior (Boys) Boxing Championship at the Sector 42 sports complex in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan 

HDFC Bank lift MG Cup
Chandigarh, November 29
A brilliant unbeaten 72 in 25 balls by Gurinder Saini and deadly bowling spell by left-arm spinner Balwar Pooni (4 for 10) paved the way for HDFC Bank to claim the MG Cup, organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.

Tiger Academy dominates first day
Panchkula, November 29
Rolling Tiger Academy boys and girls dominated the first day of the 14th Panchkula District Roller Skating Championship, 2008, held at Blue Bird High School, Sector 16.

Atharv strikes gold 
Chandigarh: Atharv of St John’s, Sector 26, clinched a gold medal in above 45 kg category during the 17th Chandigarh State (boys and girls) Karate Championship organised by the Amateur Karate Association of Chandigarh at Banyan Tree here to day . — TNS

Godrej Boyce triumph
Chandigarh, November 29
A brilliant 139-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Inderjeet Singh (81 not out) and Umesh Kaira (67) was the highlight of Godrej Boyce's 94-run triumph over RLCR XI in the final of the second RLCR Cup organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.



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