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Two college girls hurt in mishap
Speeding vehicle hits scooter; victims critical
Raghav Mehra, whose Tata Safari hit the scooter of the victims, with a policeman.Chandigarh, November 7
High-speed driving on a slow carriageway in the city once again caused serious head injuries to two girls as their vehicle was hit by a speeding SUV here today.

Raghav Mehra, whose Tata Safari hit the scooter of the victims, with a policeman. A Tribune photograph

Increase in gross density of population
Panchkula to be left out of notification
Panchkula, November 7
Panchkula is not to be benefited by the new notification to be issued by the state government in near future regarding the increase in the gross density of population in the areas to be developed in the state.

PEC pumped up for tonight
Chandigarh, November 7
After months of tireless efforts from searching sponsors to providing first-rate hospitality, PEC students are all geared up to host the star night on Sunday, which promises unparallelled entertainment to music lovers.

4 booked for bank fraud
Chandigarh, November 7
The police has registered a case against four persons for defrauding Kotak Mohindra Bank of Rs 2.5 crore by allegedly selling a piece of land which was already mortgaged with the bank.


An apology for community centres
Chandigarh, November 7
Unsafe building, broken windows, unkempt lawns, damaged doors, unhygienic toilets and wilted plants, this is the real picture of most community centres developed in various sectors by the MC for various functions.

Administrator wants full list to select DPI(S)
Chandigarh, November 7
In a bid to choose a ‘worthy’ successor to outgoing DPI(S) Samwartak Singh, the UT administrator has sought a detailed list of all HCS and PCS officers serving in the city along with their respective portfolios.


Strengthen legal framework: Rodrigues
Chandigarh, November 7
Strongly pleading for a focused attention on implementation of various laws and rules in place in their true spirit, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator SF Rodrigues today called for strengthening legal framework and evolving a more effective and responsive mechanisms to further fortify the confidence of stakeholders in judicial system.

Roads panel comes out with development plan
Chandigarh, November 7
The roads committee of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has recommended important agenda items, including rough cost estimate (RCE) of Rs 15.5 lakh for development of a green belt in Sector 42-C and D, at a meeting held yesterday.

PGI remembers Prof Anand
Prof IC Pathak, former director, PGI, addresses doctors in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, November 7
Birth centenary of former director of the PGI Prof SS Anand was celebrated at the department of Surgery, PGI, Chandigarh, today. Prof IC Pathak, former director, PGI, and a student of Prof Anand, chaired the function. All the admirers and students of Prof Anand attended the function.

Prof IC Pathak, former director, PGI, addresses doctors in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph 

Removal of construction material
Suppliers get 15-day notice
Zirakpur, November 7
Zirakpur MC president NK Sharma has given 15 days time to construction material suppliers for removing their vehicles loaded with sand, bricks and other construction material from the Baltana link road here today. He also instructed MC sanitary inspector Rajinder Singh to challan them if they failed to remove their vehicles after 15 days.

40 youngsters to get life skill training
Chandigarh, November 7
A seven-day life skill training programme under the adolescent health and development project, a scheme of the ministry of youth affairs and sports, is being organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra at Raipur Khurd village, according to an official press release.

Bankers open humour accounts
Chandigarh, November 7
A “Hasya kavi sammelan” by city bankers saw the dormant literary potential of amateur poets at its best. The annual event, eighth in the series, was organised by the Punjab and Sind Bank under the aegis of the Chandigarh Bank Town Officials Committee (TOLIC) at the Indra Holiday Home here today. A total of 20 poets from all member banks recited poems weaved in raw but subtle humour.

One more down with swine flu
Chandigarh, November 7
One more doctor tested positive for swine flu in the city today, taking the total number of cases to 62. The victim is a 36-year-old female doctor, who runs coaching centre for preparation of MBBS at her residence in Sector 15, Chandigarh.

Electrical workers seek Central scales
Chandigarh, November 7
The Electrical Workmen Union, in its 25th conference held here today, demanded pay scales and service conditions on the Central pattern.

Porn Row
Students take out rally to support teacher
St John’s students take out a rally to extend support to their art teacher in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, November 7
Reacting to the serious allegation filed against an art teacher of St John’s School, over 100 students of the school accompanied by their parents and alumni assembled at the Sector 4 petrol station and organised a rally in support of the teacher by carrying banners with slogans, “Don’t poison young minds”, “We trust our teachers, we trust St John’s”, “We trust our 50-year-old school”.

St John’s students take out a rally to extend support to their art teacher in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Child prodigies steal the show
Chandigarh, November 7
The incessant applause and adulation by the fully packed Tagore Theatre seemed to eloquently suggest “Chhote Miyan Subhan Allah…”, while the folklore performance by Langhas of Rajasthan was embellished by two child prodigies, master Umar and Saleem, today at the ongoing SAARC folk fest. Opening up with romance laden “Aave hichki”, the Langhas led by Ustad Neku Mohammad from Barmer cast a spell as both Saleem and Umar traversed all octaves much to the delight of receptive audience.

Artistes from Kashmir, Pakistan ensnare audience
An artiste performs at the SAARC Folklore Festival in Mohali on Saturday.Mohali, November 7
Artistes from all SAARC nations-Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka regaled audience on the second day of SAARC Folklore Festival at Shivalik Public School, Mohali, here today. The school’s auditorium was abuzz with activities, as artistes draped in colourful traditional dresses kept the audience glued to their chairs.

An artiste performs at the SAARC Folklore Festival in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Symposium on advances in biological sciences
Chandigarh, November 7
A two-day national symposium on “Recent advances in biological sciences”, a joint venture of the departments of zoology, biotechnology and bio-informatics concluded at DAV College, Sector 10, today.

Seminar highlights impact of climate change
Chandigarh, November 7
A seminar on “Reducing Carbon Footprint for Sustainable Development” was organised by PHD Chamber in association with the Consulting Engineering Services (India) Private Limited (CES) at the PHD House here yesterday.

Army organises career exhibition
Students of DAV College at the Army Career Exhibition-2009 in Chandigarh on Saturday.Chandigarh, November 7
Faced with a huge shortage of officers and seeking to attract talent towards its rank and file, the army organised a career exhibition at DAV College here today. The exhibition showcased various entry schemes to join as officers and personnel below officer rank into the Indian Army.

Students of DAV College at the Army Career Exhibition-2009 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Photo: S. Chandan

3 city schools selected for aerospace olympiad
Chandigarh, November 7
Teams from three local schools, St John’s High School, St Kabir Public School and Vivek High School, are among the 20 selected schools from across the country to participate in the 4th National Aerospace Olympiad to be held here from December 17-19.

Sood mela on Nov 15
Chandigarh, November 7
The Sood Sabha, Chandigah, will organise the 47th Sood Mela at Sood Bhawan, Sector, 44-A, on November 15.

Autonomy sought on syllabus for Army institutes
Mohali, November 7
Institutes being run by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) should be given more autonomy to restructure their syllabus so that they could meet the needs of the society, said Maj Gen Manmohan Singh (retd), Managing Director of the AWES.

National council to study environment assessment 
Mohali, November 7
The National Productivity Council (NPC) has been entrusted with the environment assessment study for the land fill site proposed in 57 acres falling in three villages, Swara, Jhanjheri and Rashanheri.

‘Case against SAD leader motivated’
Mohali, November 7
Municipal councillor and president of the women wing of the Mohali district unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal Kuldeep Kaur Kang and other Akali leaders have urged the party high command to intervene and get a false police case registered against an Akali leader cancelled within a week failing which Akali workers would be compelled to stage a protest outside the office of the SSP.

PEC Fest
Rock night gives roaring farewell to Day 2
Chandigarh, November 7 PEC University of Technology Fest (PEC Fest ’09) entered the second day today. From mainstream technical events for techno buffs to creative, literary and fun events, the second day of the PEC Fest offered different flavours for everyone.

Army school building inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 7
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen TK Sapru, inaugurated the new building of Army Public School at Chandi Mandir today.



Interactive session on corruption
Chandigarh, November 7
To celebrate the ongoing vigilance week, Spirit India volunteers of GGDSD College, Sector 32 C, under the aegis of an NGO, “Aavahan,” organised an interactive session on fighting corruption.

Flag Day at GGMSSS-18
Chandigarh, November 7
The Bharat scouts and guides unit of GGMSSS, Sector 18, celebrated the Flag Day with gaiety and fervour today.

PTU Youth Fest
Debate, play mark final day
Mohali, November 7
The two-day PTU Inter-College Youth Festival concluded at Indo Global Colleges, Abhipur, here today.


Lecture on legal profession
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 7
Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Mehtab Singh Gill delivered a lecture on legal profession at Lincoln College of Law yesterday.

38 shortlisted in placement drive
Kharar, November 7
Eli-Lilly, a renowned American company, visited Doaba Group of Colleges, Kharar, today for conducting campus interviews of students of MBA and B Pharmacy for the posts of trainee territory manager.

Patiala script victory
Patiala, November 7
Patiala defeated Amritsar in the 55th Punjab School Inter-District Roller Skating Championship (boys and girls U-11, U-14, U-17 and U-19) at the Rink Hall, Bardari, here today.


Maid commits suicide
Mohali, November 7
A 20-year-old maid allegedly committed suicide in a house in Phase IV here today. However, no suicide note was found. A police official said since the mother of the girl had not expressed any doubt, inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC had been initiated.

Fifth arrest in opium case
Rajpura, November 7
The Rajpura police yesterday arrested the fifth accused involved in the smuggling of 14.5 kg of opium in Rajpura.


Ball B’minton
Manav Mangal win title
Chandigarh, November 7
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, Chandigarh, won the under-17 boys’ title in the Chandigarh Inter-School Ball Badminton Tournament at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 23 here today.

Delhi lads trounce Ahmedabad
A match in progress at the Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Saturday.Chandigarh, November 7
Union Academy Senior Secondary School, New Delhi, thrashed Gyan Deep Hindi High School, Ahmedabad, by 12 goals in the second phase of 38th ATS Junior Nehru (U-17) Hockey Tournament being held at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.

A match in progress at the Hockey Stadium, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

3 clinch Mercedes golf titles
Chandigarh, November 7
Karanbir Khanna, Anil Gulati and Gurminder Singh entered the regional round finals of the Mercedes Benz Golf Championship recording victories in their respective handicap categories in the Chandigarh round of the tournament held on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

New Public School hog limelight
Panchkula, November 7
New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, claimed both boys’ and girls’ titles in the sixth Emily Gosain Memorial Basketball Tournament being organised by St Xavier’s High School at Sector 20 here today.

Paras, Parnav do it for St Stephen’s-45 
Chandigarh, November 7
A fine 92-run partnership for the second wicket stand between Paras Rishi (42) and Parnav Vashisht (71 not out) helped St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, snatch an exciting seven-run victory over St Stephen’s School of Togan in the weekend match organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy on the Sector 45 Stephen’s ground here today.

Netball Meet
KBDAV-7 emerge victorious
Chandigarh, November 7
KBDAV-7 defeated Ryan International School, Sector 49, by 28-22 points in the U-19 Inter-School Netball Championship (boys) being held here today.


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