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Car rams into bike; PU student dies
Chandigarh, October 20
Bharighu Sood, a 20-year-old third-year Panjab University The damaged motorcycle of the deceased (inset) at the Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. student of the pharmacy department, was killed while his classmate was injured when an unidentified speeding car rammed into their motorcycle outside the university late last night.

The damaged motorcycle of the deceased (inset) at the Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

2-yr-old kidnapped from home
Panchkula, October 20
Police officials at the site of the crime in Panchkula on Tuesday.A two-year-old girl was kidnapped when she was playing in the courtyard of her house in Sector 7 here today.

Police officials at the site of the crime in Panchkula on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Thieves strike again at Panchkula
Panchkula, October 20
A day after the theft committed in Sector 12-A here, thieves struck again and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 4.25 lakh from a house in Sector 16 late last night.


Laser Centre Case
Degrees of doctors to be verified
Chandigarh, October 20
The police would verify the degrees of two doctors in whose name a matriculate quack, arrested on October 15 for fraud, was treating gullible people at the Sector 22 German Laser Center.

Scheme for UT staff
HC reserves order; CHB mulls draw
Chandigarh, October 20
Decks have been cleared for the draw of lots for the first special housing scheme for UT employees floated by the Chandigarh Housing Board at Sectors 52 and 56 here last year.


House to meet again over garbage plant
Chandigarh, October 20
With the Chandigarh Administration washing its hands off the issue of the proper functioning of the garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra, mayor Kamlesh has again decided to convene a special house meeting of the MC within a week to discuss the report prepared by the committee headed by Chander Mukhi Sharma.

Hindi play Humsafar being staged at Tagore Theatre on Tuesday. Humsafar: A perfect blend of comedy, tragedy
Chandigarh, October 20
Enthused with a new vibrant and radically different thematic content, the classic play, Humsafar , was staged to perfection in the ongoing national theatre fest at Tagore Theatre here today.

Hindi play Humsafar being staged at Tagore Theatre on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Ailments are on, but donít panic
Chandigarh, October 20
Winter is considered a healthy season, but ailments do come with it, say doctors. However, there is no need for alarm. Many of the ailments can be avoided simply with some preventive and protective measures.

Preparations are in full swing at Kalagram in Mani Majra on Tuesday.
Preparations are in full swing at Kalagram in Mani Majra on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Mohali Urban Estate
Allotment rate may equal market price
Mohali, October 20
Getting a plot through a draw of lots by GMADA in the proposed urban estate around the upcoming international airport will no longer be a ďlotteryĒ for applicants as the new land allotment rates would be almost on a par with market rates.

Bent poles sans light
Chandigarh, October 20
Not only are southern sectors of the city engulfed in darkness due to non-functional streetlights, but the municipal corporation does not even seem aware about the maintenance of poles installed in these sectors.

No fear of the law: Youngsters donít care two hoots to traffic rules on various roads in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Vinay Malik

Public information campaign begins
Majri (Mohali), October 20
A five-day ĎBharat Nirman Public Information Campaigní of the Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, was inaugurated by Raj Khurana, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, in Majri block here today.

Wakf Board records to be computerised
Chandigarh, October 20
The Centre has proposed a Rs 80-crore project for the computerisation of records of the Wakf Board, Imran Kidwai, chairman of the minority cell of the AICC said here today.

Camp on iodine deficiency
Chandigarh, October 20
To create awareness regarding iodine deficiency disorders, the UT Health Department will organise an exhibition-cum-awareness camp at the Civil Dispensary, Kaimbwala, on October 21, which will be inaugurated by the director, Rural Department and Panchayat Raj, Chandigarh.


Research Scholarsí Admission
PU set to implement UGC guidelines
Chandigarh, October 20
Panjab University (PU) is all set to implement the UGC guidelines to streamline the admission process of research scholars and check the increasing quantitative research, rather than quality research work being produced.

City educators doubt success of Sibalís reforms
Chandigarh, October 20
Ministry of Human Resource and Developmentís latest declaration of raising the cut-off for Class XII for selection in IIT has left city educators uncertain about its implementation and success. Claiming that the move shall trigger stress and confusion amongst the IIT aspirants, heads of city-based coaching institutes feel it to be inconsistant with both existing systems and new reform policies.

UGC-NET on December 27
Chandigarh, October 20
The UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for lectureship exam will be held on December 27, 2009. The last date for submission of application is November 6. The form should be submitted to Prof Nahar Singh, coordinator, UGC-NET, Department of Punjabi, Panjab University.

VC appoints probe panel
Chandigarh, October 20
The Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, has appointed a two-member inquiry committee to look into the case of tampering of marks sheet of a candidate in the university.


Youth Fest: Khalsa College wins giddha
Patiala, October 20
Participants during the youth festival in Patiala on Tuesday. A three-day Zonal Youth Festival of Punjabi University, Patiala Zone, commenced today at General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College, Patiala, to commemorate the golden jubilee year of its foundation.
The first day of Zonal Youth Festival was organised under the leadership of Dr Harvinder Kaur, dean (cultural affairs), Khalsa College, Patiala.

Participants during the youth festival in Patiala on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Separate wing for VIP security: DGP
Ropar, October 20 The Punjab DGP, PS Gill, today said that a separate wing for the security of VIPs would be set up in the state and cops would not be taken from police stations for the purpose.

Ropar zone youth fest from today
Kharar, October 20
The Rayat-Bahra College of Law, Sahauran, will host the Ropar zone youth festival of Punjabi University from October 21 to October 23.

American, Doaba colleges to sign MoU
Kharar, October 20
The Doaba Group of Colleges and American International College have decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for student and faculty exchange programme.

Undertrial lands in trouble again
Steals wallet of co-passenger
Dera Bassi, October 20
Old habits die hard. This adage holds good for an undertrial, who could not resist his temptation of stealing a purse of a fellow passenger when he was returning after appearing before a court here today.

Proclaimed offender arrested
Kharar, October 20
The Kharar police today arrested member of a mobile-snatching gang, who is proclaimed offender in a dacoity case.

Nigerian, woman held with smack
Kharar, October 20
The Kharar police has arrested a Nigerian and a woman he had been living for the past nine years with 4 grams of smack.

Encroachments along Sirhind flyover removed
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 20
The public works department today removed the encroachments adjoining the under-construction flyover at Sirhind. The encroachers had taken plea of Dussehra and Diwali festivals to get rid of the anti-encroachment drives during the past few months.

24 MBA students shortlisted
Banur, October 20
A total of 24 MBA students were shortlisted by Picasso Animation at a campus placement drive held at Aryans Business School.


Expedite work on courts complex: HC
Chandigarh, October 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that the work of completing the Sector 43 district courts complex cannot be delayed due to want of funds and has directed the Centre and the UT administration to put their heads together to come out with an amicable solution.

Job Scam: Jolly sent to police custody
Chandigarh, October 20
A local court today remanded Jolly, prime accused in the cash-for-job scam, to one-day police custody.

Bail for AICC cell chief
Chandigarh, October 20
A local court today granted bail to All-India Congress Committee (AICC) minority cell chairman Imraan Kidwai in the case filed against him following directions of the Chief Election Commission.


The two cars which collided head on in front of the petrol station in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Three accidents in city
Chandigarh, October 20
Three road accidents were reported from various parts of the city in the past 24 hours. The motorists had a narrow escape in each mishap. A Haryana government car (HR 70 D 0088) with a red beacon atop and a Tata Indica car collided head on near the petrol station in Sector 10 this morning.

The two cars which collided head on in front of the petrol station in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik


Saupinís School storm into final
A match in progress at St Johnís High School, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, October 20
Saupinís School, Sector 32, stormed into final by defeating St Johnís High School, Sector 26, by two wickets in the 12th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament being organised by St Johnís High School on the school grounds here today.
Electing to bat first, Shine Sharma's 64 helped St John's reach a respectable total of 154 runs in the allotted 25 overs.

A match in progress at St Johnís High School, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

School games from tomorrow
Chandigarh, October 20
More than 3,000 students from around 25 states of the country will participate in the 55th National School Games 2009-10. The games are scheduled to begin in the city from October 22.

Abhijeet, Bajaj lead in Samarvir Sahi golf
Chandigarh, October 20
Eighteen-year-old Abhijeet Chadha from Chandigarh and Noidaís Rahul Bajaj managed even par 72 rounds to share a lead in the LG Samarvir Sahi Chandigarh Golf Open which got under way on the tough par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Table tennis meet from Oct 23
Chandigarh, October 20
The second Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament will be organised by New Public School, Sector 18, and Rotary Centre under the aegis of Chandigarh Table Tennis Association from October 23 to 25 at the Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here.


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