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‘School lane’ traffic mess a nightmare for parents
Vehicles scramble for space outside a school in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, November 11
Picking up and dropping kids in the ‘school lane’ in Sector 26, where four major city schools are located, continues to be a harrowing experience for parents.

Vehicles scramble for space outside a school in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Home ministry takes UT admn to task
Disapproves recent press meet on land audit report
Chandigarh, November 11
The ministry of home affairs has questioned the Chandigarh administration over the press conference recently held by senior UT officials last month on the MHA’s audit report, which had pointed out major discrepancies in land acquisitions by the union territory for certain projects.

Garbage Plant Mess
Another MC panel to monitor working
Chandigarh, November 11
After an MC councillors’ committee, an expert committee of the corporation is now being constituted to monitor the proper functioning of the garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra, which has remained in controversy ever since its installation.

More effective pneumonia vaccine by next year
Chandigarh, November 11
The UT health department will soon begin vaccinating children against pneumonia, which incidentally accounts for almost ten deaths - particularly of children aged below five years - in the Tricity every day. In fact the lung infection contributes to almost 20 percent of mortality cases among children, more than AIDS, measles and malaria combined.




RIGHT;MCM girls participate in an event on higher education in Chandigah on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik :LEFT:Students of Dev Samaj College, Sector 36, in a newly inaugurated mobile school van on the occasion of National Education Day. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Gang of thieves busted, 7 held
Were said to be inspired by Bollywood flick
Rajpura, November 11
The seven members of a gang that had stolen scores of vehicles, who were arrested in Rajpura, reportedly drew inspiration for their crimes from the Bollywood movie ‘Oye Lucky Lucky Oye’. From petty thefts they graduated to stealing luxury vehicles besides expensive gadgets in the same manner as Lucky Singh, the movie’s protagonist, did.


Laadli media awards
Chandigarh, November 11
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Infords has officially invited entries for the second UNFPA-Laadli media awards for gender sensitivity.

Swine Flu
Two students among four test positive
Chandigarh, November 11
With four more persons, including two students from DPS and DAV Public School each, testing positive for H1N1 virus in the city, the total number of confirmed swine flu cases in the city has gone up to 79.

Plunderers strip fountains dry
A fountain without nozzles at Moon Lite Park, Sector 22, in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, November 11
Fountains installed at various gardens to enhance their beauty here last year have become an eyesore as most of these are out of order. Reason: Parts of most of the fountains have been plundered.According to the records of the municipal corporation, five fountains were installed at various parks in Sectors 22, 27, 28 and Mani Majra at the cost of Rs 30 to 40 lakh each.

A fountain without nozzles at Moon Lite Park, Sector 22, in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Work on drainage system inaugurated
Chandigarh, November 11
MC Mayor Kamlesh formally inaugurated the work on laying of storm water drainage system at Dadu Majra village here today.

Honour for city doctor
Chandigarh, November 11
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has awarded Dr Ashok Sharma, director of the Chandigarh Cornea Centre, for his services in the field of cornea research.

9-day sanitation drive begins at Mohali
Mohali, November 11
 Ridden by squabbling between the Congress-led MC and Akali councillors, a special ‘clean-Mohali’ drive kicked off from Phase VI here this afternoon. As the Kharar MLA, Balbir Sidhu, and MC president Rajinder Rana flagged off the campaign, senior vice-president HS Prince, also descended on the scene stating that the Deputy Commissioner had to intervene as the president had failed in improving the sanitation of the city.

Lack of infrastructure, supervision worsens situation
Mohali, November 11 Heaps of garbage, dry leaves and garden waste can be seen lying in different parts of the town. Garbage can also be seen scattered around collection bins.

P’kula MC vice-chief moves HC
Chandigarh, November 11
Panchkula Municipal Council vice-president BB Singal today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court claiming that he was not being allowed to work as the acting vice-president, which was against the provisions of the Municipal Act.

NHAI blamed for dumping debris in choe
Chandigarh, November 11 In an affidavit, Punjab’s department of local bodies has claimed that the problem of waterlogging in some areas under the Zirakpur municipal council in July was caused due to dumping of debris in a choe by the National Highway Authority (NHAI).

15 children suspected with dengue
Mohali, November 11
Panic gripped inmates of Guru Asra Trust in Phase VII when a number of children complained of fever, suspecting it to be dengue.

Wheelchairs distributed
Zirakpur, November 11
The Disabled Persons Welfare Organisation distributed tricycles and wheelchairs to 20 disabled persons free of cost during a function at Pabhat village recently.

Tributes paid to martyr
Panchkula, November 11
Tributes were paid to Captain Rohit Kaushal on his martyrdom day observed at his memorial in his ancestral village, Jalauli, near here today.Capain Kaushal had sacrificed his life while fighting militants in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, 14 year ago, on November 11, 1995.

Mohali allottees split over benefits of waiver
Mohali, November 11
A notification issued by the financial commissioner, revenue, that allows those re-allotted plots to be considered at par with original allottees for the purpose of registration of conveyance deed (CD) at the allotment price, has only served to create confusion among allottees here.

A play being staged during the fourth annual Chandigarh theatre fest at Randhawa Auditorium on Wednesday. Annual theatre fest begins
Chandigarh, November 11
The annual Chandigarh theatre festival, fourth in the series, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy commenced on an aesthetically brilliant note and blessings of grand old thespian Gursharan Singh at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

A play being staged during the fourth annual Chandigarh theatre fest at Randhawa Auditorium on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Delhi danseuse captivates audience
Delhi danseuse Sangita Chatterjee performs kathak. Chandigarh, November 11
After establishing her credentials as a young exponent of Kathak in Germany, USA, Belgium, Korea, Peru and Surinam recently, Sangita Chatterjee gave a captivating Kathak recital at the Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.The programme began with a devotional composition "Shyam Chani", an elaborated articulation of pranks of Lord Krishna and the adoration of Gopikas. 

Delhi danseuse Sangita Chatterjee performs kathak. A Tribune photograph

An artiste performs during the National Education Day at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Foreign students dance on desi tunes
Chandigarh, November 11
“Gurbat mein hon agar ham, rehta hai dil vatan mein, Samjho hamein vahin tum, dil ho jahan hamara,” the sentiment expressed by poet Iqbal remained the thematic content of all musical presentations made by foreign students, studying in the region, at a cultural meet here.

An artiste performs during the National Education Day at DAV College, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Violence on Campus
4 PU students suspended
Chandigarh, November 11
Four students of mathematics department, Panjab University, were suspended today for indulging in violence on the campus.

Law dept admission under scanner
Chandigarh, November 11
Panjab University’s action of granting admissions in the department of laws to “students less meritorious” has come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner.

‘Porn’ Row
ducation dept to hear complainant
Chandigarh, November 11
Following St John’s denial to join inquiry into the matter of the alleged involvement of school’s art teacher in instigating students to join adult sites, UT education department has now decided to take a decision based on the complainant’s perspective only.

Tribune Impact
PU VC orders inquiry
Black marketing of admission forms
Chandigarh, November 11
Swinging into action on black marketing of admission forms at Panjab University, PU Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti today marked a time bound inquiry into the matter.A single person committee comprising of SK Sharma, Prof Emeritus, will conduct the inquiry and a report will be submitted on Monday.


Trends in financial system discussed
Banur, November 11
A talk on derivatives and its applications was organised at Shaheed Udham Singh Group of Institutions today.Dr Gurdip Singh Batra, management professor at Punjabi University, Patiala, was invited to share his views about the management of financial risk by using new financial instruments, derivatives and financial services.

3 youths die in accident
Ambala, November 11
Three youths were killed in a road accident on the Ambala-Hisar road, near here, last late night.

Project to treat anaemic children: Minister
Patiala, November 11
Punjab Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla said here today that Punjab had undertaken its special project for treatment of anaemic children in the state.



Fake Medicines
Police remand for Jindal Associates’ owner
The accused being produced in the district courts, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.Chandigarh, November 11
A local court today remanded the owner of Jindal Associates, Sector 24, in one-day police custody, while remanding the employee of the Kumar Brothers Chemist, Sector 11, in judicial custody.
The police had sought three days of police remand for the accused but the local court turned down the plea saying that Varinder Kumar was just an employee of Kumar Brothers.

The accused being produced in the district courts, Sector 17, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Nitin Mittal


Cyclist killed, 2 others hurt in accidents
Chandigarh, November 11
A cyclist was killed while two others were injured in two road accidents in the city.

Ludhiana couple held for robbing octogenarian
Chandigarh, November 11
To raise funds to pay their house rent, a Ludhiana-based couple along with a local man hatched a conspiracy and robbed an octogenarian in Sector 30 here on November 9.

2 held for theft
Chandigarh, November 11
The police has arrested two residents of Bapu Dham Colony on charges of stealing iron angles from Mani Majra.


Nehru Hockey Meet
Spring Dale drub BGUS Tarn Taran
Chandigarh, November 11
Players of Patiala and Jalandhar teams vie for the ball at Hockey Stadium in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, drub BGUS Senior Secondary School Tarn Taran by 5-1 in Pool “N” of the 38th ATS Junior Nehru (U-17) Hockey Tournament being organised at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.From the beginning the team launched an attacking game and scored the first goal through its captain Ramandeep Singh who scored the field goal in the ninth minute of the game.

Players of Patiala and Jalandhar teams vie for the ball at Hockey Stadium in Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

U-19 Women’s Cricket Tourney
UP to clash with Chhattisgarh in final
Chandigarh, November 11
Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will clash in the final of the National Junior (Under - 19) Women’s Cricket Tournament to be held at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here on November 12.

Inter-school tourney from Nov 18
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh sports department will organise an inter-school tournament from November 18 to 20 under the scheme Promotion of Sports and Games in the discipline of archery (boys and girls).

Inter-College Badminton
DAV College pip PU Campus
Chandigarh, November 11
MCM DAV College won the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton(A-Division championship) for the session 2009-2010 at the campus here today. The winners beat PU Campus 2-0 in the finals.

Ball Badminton
Manav Mangal win U-14 title
Chandigarh, November 11
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C, won the girls under-14 crown in the Chandigarh Inter-School Ball Badminton Tournament organised by the Education Department at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 here today.

Neha fashions DAV Club win
Chandigarh, November 11
Riding on the scoring skills of Neha Pandey, DAV Club, Sector 8, tasted their first triumph by outplaying Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, by 7-0 in the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship for the Deepak Kampania Trophy at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

National gold for local girl
Chandigarh, November 11
Himani Sood, a student of Class IX at Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, won the gold medal in the CBSE national Tae kwon do Championship(U-19), recently. She won the contest in the upto 42 kg category. The tournament was played at Columbia Convent, Indore, between November 1 and 4.
                                                                                                                      Himani Sood

Handball Tourney
Dev Samaj College clinch gold
Chandiagrh, November 11
Dev Samaj College, Sector 45, bagged a gold medal in the Inter-College Handball Championship of Panjab University here today. The winners beat Ramgarhia Girls’ College, Ludhiana, 19-18.

Speed skating carnival from Nov 14
Chandigarh, November 11
The two-day Gurukul Global Open Speed Skating Carnival 2009 will be organised at The Gurukul Global School, Kishangarh Road, near IT Park, Chandigarh, from November 14.

Saaniya to lead city in women’s pro golf
Chandigarh, November 11
Saaniya Sharma will lead the Chandigarh challenge in the fourth edition of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour, which will get under way on the greens of the Classic Golf Resort in Manesar on November 14.

Little Flower in super league stage
Chandigarh, November 11
St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Sacred Heart, Sector 26, hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26 and Little Flower Convent of Panchkula qualified for the super league stage of the Kabir Basketball Trophy being played here.

Naveen gets archery bronze
Chandigarh, November 11
Naveen Saini of the city has won a bronze medal in the 32nd Junior National Archery Championship, that concluded at Raipur, Chhattisgarh, recently.


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