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Morning stalker strikes again
Injures 78-yr-old woman, flees with gold bangles
Chandigarh, November 19
Tripta Hans In yet another horrific incident, an unidentified man robbed an elderly morning-walker in Sector 35.The police had been asking the residents in Sector 33 to go out for morning walks, promising that they had deployed policemen in plain clothes around the parks, but the incident has exposed the preparedness of the police.

Delhi lab told to submit H1N1 details of samples
Were collected without UT nod
Chandigarh, November 19
In what amounts to a flagrant violation of the UT health department’s directive prohibiting screening of swine flu samples by private labs, a Delhi based pathological laboratory, Dr Lal Path Lab, which has branch in the city, has been collecting samples to detect the H1N1 virus at a cost of Rs 4,500. The samples are reportedly then sent for testing at its Delhi lab, for which it has obtained the health ministry’s approval.

Six fresh swine flu cases
Chandigarh, November 19
With six fresh cases of swine flu reported among students in the city today, the total number of confirmed H1N1 cases has gone up to 117.

PU students spread flu rumours to secure holidays
Chandigarh, November 19
In an attempt to secure holidays, certain mischievous elements of Boys Hostel-2 created panic last night by uploading content on social networking website, Facebook, thereby alarming the authorities about the outbreak of swine flu.


Zirakpur Mishap
2 cops suspended for negligence
Zirakpur, November 19
Two constables of the highway patrol police, Gurdev Singh and Surjit Singh, were suspended today for not evacuating a road accident victim timely. The mishap took place on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway yesterday evening.

One more tests positive in Mohali
Mohali, November 19
One more resident of Mohali has been tested positive for swine flu.Dr SP Surila, District Health Officer, said Soma Devi, a middle-aged woman, was admitted to the ICU of Prime Hospital.

With the mercury taking a plunge, students of Panjab University enjoy sittingout in the sun
WINTER WARMTH: With the mercury taking a plunge, students of Panjab University enjoy sittingout in the sun. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari 



Musical soirée marks Citizens’ Day
Artistes perform at a function organised by the Citizens Forum on Human Rights at Old Age Home in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday.Chandigarh, November 19
The regional chapter of the Citizens Forum of Human Rights organised a poetic symposium and a musical soirée to mark Citizens’ Day at Old Age Home, Sector 15, here today.The cultural programme was organised under the aegis of the Anant Sanskritak and Sahityak Manch launched by the forum to give an impetus to the performing arts and literature.

Artistes perform at a function organised by the Citizens Forum on Human Rights at Old Age Home in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Bank holds customer meet
Chandigarh, November 19
Andhra Bank in Sector 44-D here organised a customer meet at its branch today.Branch Manager NK Dhawan told customers about the bank’s performance for the quarter ending September 2009. The bank has earned a net profit of Rs 274 crore under the total business of Rs 1,10,000 crore for the quarter ending September 2009.

UT commences smart card drive
Chandigarh, November 19
The Chandigarh administration has commenced the process for preparing smart cards for the city  residents.

P’kula institute closed for 10 days
Panchkula, November 19
The Swami Devi Dayal Institute of Engineering and Management was closed down for 10 days after two hostellers were found with symptoms of swine flu here today. Authorities, however, claimed that the samples of the two students tested were negative.

‘Quami Ekta Week’ kicks off 
Chandigarh, November 19
The Chandigarh administration today observed the National Integration Day to at kick off the “Quami  Ekta Week”.

A police official outside Sham Mall in Chandigarh on Thursday. IT survey on Sham Mall
Chandigarh, November 19
The Income Tax Department today carried out a survey on business premises of Sham Fashion Mall, Sector 34 A. The survey is being conducted under the supervision of the Commissioner, Income Tax.Though no official information was available, it is learnt that the IT Department staff from Chandigarh, under the supervision of AK Kaushal, Commissioner, Inome Tax II, conducted surprise checks on Sham Mall and its office in Sector 34, Chandigarh.

A police official outside Sham Mall in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Students pelt roadways bus with stones
Mohali, November 19
Tension prevailed on the Chandigarh-Kharar section of the national highway when unidentified students indulged in stone pelting on a Ferozepur bus of Punjab Roadways near the Phase 6 Civil Hospital here this morning.

Pvt firm told to put up security gates by Nov 30
Mohali, November 19
A municipal councillor, Amrik Singh, who resides in Phase XI, has asked a private company to install two more security gates in ward no 17 by November 30 failing which an advertisement on the only one set up so far would be removed. The company had been assigned the work of installing 39 security gates in the township by the civic body.

Farmers’ exchange programme ends
Mohali, November 19
Nepalese farmers enjoy a cultural programme at a school in Mohali on Thursday. The Nepalese government was keen that the Nepalese farmers take the initiative to adopt the latest technologies and practices being followed by progressive farmers of Punjab.DP Oli, first secretary to Nepal Embassy, stated this while presiding over the concluding function of the seven-day Nepal-India farmers to farmer exchange programme at Golden Bells School, Sector 77, here. 

Nepalese farmers enjoy a cultural programme at a school in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu.


PU VC, Registrar told to pay Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, November 19
Coming to the rescue of a former employee of Panjab University, the District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed the Vice- Chancellor and the Registrar of the university to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to GP Bansal for causing him mental harassment and agony, along with other retirement benefits which were his due.

Porn Row
St John’s moves minority panel
Chandigarh, November 19
Following the UT education department declaring the art teacher of St John’s High School guilty of promoting vulgarity and the principal of abetting cyber crime, the school authorities today moved the Minority Commission for Schools.

Seminar on Dr Kesar’s writings
Chandigarh, November 19
The department of Punjabi in collaboration with Dr Kesar Singh Kesar Ydgari Committee held a seminar on “Dr Kesar Singh Da Sahit Chintan” at the English Auditorium, PU campus, here today.

Emphasis on national integration
Chandigarh, November 19
The Department of Gandhian Studies organised a seminar on “National Integration” on the department premises today. Chairman of the department Prof Manohar Lal Sharma administered the oath of national integration to the faculty, non-teaching staff, research scholars and students.


Members of the PSEB Employees Federation stage a dharna in support of their demands at the PSEB headquarters in Patiala on Thursday.
Members of the PSEB Employees Federation stage a dharna in support of their demands at the PSEB headquarters in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Woman ends life in SDM’s office
Rajpura, November 19
A 25-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide in the office of the Rajpura Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM).

Workshop on disaster management preparedness begins
Kharar, November 19
A three-day workshop on disaster management preparedness began at Rayat and Bahra College Of Law, Sahauran campus, today.

Pbi varsity paddlers bag silver
Patiala, November 19
Punjabi University, Patiala, paddlers (women) bagged silver medal in the North Zone Inter-University Table Tennis tournament held at MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, and brought laurels to the university sports. The tournament stretched from November 9 to November 12.

Design energy-efficient buildings: Expert
Ropar, November 19
College of Architecture IET Bhaddal organised a seminar on promoting sustainable development through energy efficient-built environment.

Student killed in road mishap at Rajpura
Rajpura, November 19
A third year student of B. Pharmacy in Chitkara Institute, Rajpura, was killed in an accident this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Mandeep Karwal, a resident of Focal Point, Rajpura.

Counselling centre inaugurated
Patiala, November 19
The Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Centre (FLCC) was inaugurated today at the New Grain Market by State Bank of Patiala chief general manager T. Lokeshaiah.

300 checked at medical camp 
Bhadson (Patiala), November 19
About 300 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by the Rotary Club Patiala Royal in collaboration with Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital (GSMCH) at Kaulgarh village, near here, today.

Kin of deceased stage dharna
Ropar, November 19
Relatives of a Morinda-based resident, Bhupinder Singh, whose body was found near Sahnipur village at Fatehgarh Sahib district on October 29, staged a dharna outside the SSP’s office here today demanding a case to be filed against those responsible for his death.

Radiological panel head
Patiala, November 19
Dr Bhardwaj, head of radio diagnosis department, Government Medical College, Patiala, has been elected as national president of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association.


Court can interfere in transfers
Chandigarh, November 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that the courts can interfere in an employee’s transfer, if it is likely to create problems for him. Justice Permod Kohli of the high court has also asserted that transfer orders should not be issued with the purpose of harassing employees.

High court to honour Justice Nijjar 
Chandigarh, November 19
A day after Justice SS Nijjar was administered oath as a Supreme Court Judge, the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday decided to honour him.Justice Nijjar has a long association with the high court here, and has even acted as the Chief Justice from October 3, 2006, to November 28, 2006.

2 get life for killing tea vendor’s son
Chandigarh, November 19
A local court today sentenced two men to life imprisonment for murdering a youth on February 4, 2007. Holding both suspects guilty of the crime, the court of additional district & sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri also slapped a fine of Rs 4,000 each on Yashpal and Rakesh for killing 19-year-old Bajinder Singh, son of a tea vendor, in broad daylight in Palsora colony.


Pirated CDs seized; 3 held
Chandigarh, November 19
The police has arrested three shopkeepers and claimed to have recovered 4,259 pirated CDs from their possession.

Chain snatched
Mohali, November 19
In yet another incident of snatching, an unidentified youth snatched a gold chain of a Sector 68-based woman on the road separating sectors 68 and 69 here today.


PSB beat BPCL in Jindal hockey tourney
Chandigarh, November 19
Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) beat BPCL by 2-1 in the 46th Jindal Steel Nehru Senior Hockey Tournament being held at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here today.

PPS riders shine in horse show
Chandigarh, November 19
PPS Nabha riders once again displayed their supremacy by clinching 21 medals in the Chandigarh Horse Show, conducted here recently.

Kabaddi championship postponed
Chandigarh, November 19
The Chandigarh Kabaddi Association today stated that the state kabaddi championship senior, junior, sub-junior (boys and girls) had been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.

Table Tennis Meet
Double delight for Sumana
Winners of the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Tournament at Sector 23 in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, November 19
Panjab University Campus and DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 8, bagged the men’s and women’s team titles, respectively, in the 22nd State Table Tennis Championship being conducted by the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here today.

Winners of the Chandigarh State Table Tennis Tournament at Sector 23 in Chandigarh.A Tribune photograph

Youth fest from Dec 1
Chandigarh, November 19
The UT sports department will organise the 6th State Youth Festival at the Skating Rink Hall, Sector 10, Chandigarh, from December 1 to 3. The winners of the individual and team events will be rewarded with utility prizes and cash and will represent Chandigarh in the forthcoming 14th National Youth Festival to be held from January 8 to 12, 2010.

Sports meet
Chandigarh, November 19
Doon International School, Mohali, will organise its annual sports meet at the Sector 46 Sports Complex here on Friday.


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