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Day 2: No end to CAT woes
Technical snag at Mohali centre forces students to wait for over 12 hrs

Chandigarh, November 29
A technical snag at the CAT online exam centre in Mohali today compelled students to wait for over 12 hours, thereby marring the second day of the exam as well.

‘Navratnas’ hold key to Babla's fate
MC meeting set to be stormy
Chandigarh, November 29
The "Navratnas", nine nominated councillors in the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), hold the key to any decision on Devinder Singh Babla, Congress councillor on the run in the illegal shed allottment case in Sector 26 Grain Market, at a meeting of the civic body here tomorrow.

Rising Crime
20 more police stations to be set up
Mohali, November 29
With the crime graph going up with a substantial increase in the registration of cases in the district, at least 20 more police stations are in the offing.

MC wastes precious public money on futile job
Mohali, November 29
The Mohali Municipal Council appears inclined to spend precious public money on laying footpaths across the town even if the condition of many existing footpaths is perfect.On the other hand, the battered condition of roads has failed to catch the “vigilant” eyes of the MC officials. In the last over one year, the civic body has been in an “overdrive” in passing estimates for laying of paver block footpaths in different sectors.

Motorists harried by stray cattle
Chandigarh, November 29
Motorists on a road near the Police Lines and forest area in Sector 26 continue to face harrowing times because of stray cattle roaming freely here. The problem is heightened during evenings because of absence of streetlights.


from left: Two-wheelers parked haphazardly leaving little manoeuvrability for four-wheelers, vehicles parked in the ‘No Parking’ zone at the Sector 22 market and vehicles parked at an unauthorised place  near Sector 10 in Chandigarh.
from left: Two-wheelers parked haphazardly leaving little manoeuvrability for four-wheelers, vehicles parked in the ‘No Parking’ zone at the Sector 22 market and vehicles parked at an unauthorised place  near Sector 10 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Nittin Mittal.


Dangerous stops at roundabouts
ON THE Chandigarh-Delhi highway, in the city, it is a common sight of un-authorised bus halting on the roundabouts to provide boarding to passengers. One among several places is the roundabout of Sectors 29\30\31\32, besides certain others on the road towards the ISBTs in Sectors 17 and 43.

Half-eaten body of man found
Chandigarh, November 29
The police today recovered a half-eaten body of Tehar village resident in a jungle near Lalru here this evening.According to the police, the deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Ranjit Singh, a driver in Punjab Roadways. He had reportedly gone missing on November 19.

Parrots in flight at Seonk village on Sunday morning.
Parrots in flight at Seonk village on Sunday morning. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Industrialist BK Mehan dead
Chandigarh, November 29
BK Mehan, a pioneering industrialist of the city, died here today at 11.30 am. He was 85.Chairman of NCI India, which he established 50 years ago, Mehan was also the chairman of Sri Aurobindo Society and School, Chandigarh.

Family’s denial on girl’s kidnapping
Panchkula, November 29
A day after media reports on behalf of the Chandigarh Police that Jiya (2) was kidnapped by Whisky on October 20 from Panchkula, the family of the girl has denied any such possibility.

Mishap rate high on Zirakpur-Lalru stretch
Zirakpur, November 29
The rising number of accidents on the Zirakpur-Lalru road at National Highway-22 in Mohali district has become a matter of concern.

Homoeopathic therapies introduced at hospital
Panchkula, November 29
In order to provide better health services to patients, the state government has decided to provide multiple options of treatment under one roof in all government hospitals.

Chandigarh Carnival ends on high note
Chandigarh, November 29
Chandigarh Carnival 2009 “Chandigarh Rocking” concluded today on a melodic note with the rocking Bollywood playback singer Krishankumar Kunnath, enrapturing the vast crowd of tri-city music lovers.

Admn to set up food processing centre
Chandigarh, November 29
The Chandigarh administration has decided to set up a food processing training centre (FPTC). An expression of interest (EOI) has been sought to this regard from Central and state governmental organisations, educational and training institutions, schools and colleges, ITIs, NGOs and cooperatives.

80 students attend Gita recitation contest
Chandigarh, November 29
The local chapter of Sri Gita Prachar Samiti in collaboration with Haryana Sanskrit Academy, Panchkula, celebrated the Gita Jayanti-2009 by organising Gita recitation competition at Sikhya, Sector 46-A, here today.

140 examined at camp
Chandigarh,November 29
The Chandigarh Press Club in association with the health department, Chandigarh, organised a free multi-speciality medical camp for members and their families on the club premises here today.

Dhillon heads sports medicine panel
Chandigarh, November 29
Dr Mandeep S Dhillon, department head of orthopaedics, physical therapy and rehabilitation, PGIMER, has been elected as chairman, Sports Medicine Committee of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, at the recently concluded 54th National IOA conference at  Bhubhaneshwar.

Salary hike for wagers announced
Chandigarh, November 29
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof RC Sobti has announced an enhancement in the salary of daily wagers as per the new pay scales.


Labs at govt schools cry for attention
Chandigarh, November 29
Going by the evaluation scheme of CBSE, emphasis is laid on practicals and carries more weightage in terms of marks in science.

Participants at the NSS camp in Dev Samaj College of Education in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Sunday. NSS camp at Dev Samaj college
Chandigarh, November 29
An NSS camp was inaugurated at Dev Samaj College of Education today.Bikram Singh Rana, liaison officer of NSS, UT Administration, inaugurated the Herbal Garden on the college campus.

Participants at the NSS camp in Dev Samaj College of Education in Sector 36, Chandigarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Workshop on motivation
Chandigarh, November 29
The department of psychology and women cell of DAV College, Sector 10, hosted a five-day workshop on sensitivity, awareness and motivation.

Open House
Review government role in private schools

WE appreciate educational institutions run by charitable organisations. Now, imparting education has become a business and trusts & societies are run by business enterprises. On one hand schools get their recognitions from the educational departments and affiliations with the state educational boards and on other hand raise hue and cry for their accountability and responsibility. No doubt the government should not meddle with the affairs of schools but if the situation arises the government should be in a position to address the grievances of the public at large against the management of the institutions.


PTU mulls online examination
Bassi Pathana, November 29
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, is contemplating conducting its various examinations online. To implement the scheme, the university will first start with the engineering courses. The system will redress the main grievances of students of late results, as the results of online examination will be declared immediately, said Dr Nachatar Singh, advisor to Vice-Chancellor-cum-Registrar, PTU, while addressing students of MBA and hotel management courses at Cordia Institute of Business Management Sanghol recently.

BAMS doctors hold conference
Patiala, November 29
A conference “Nimacon-2009” was organised by the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) at Ayurvedic College here today.

Three booked for duping
Bassi Pathana, November 29
On the complaint of one Kamaljeet Singh, resident of Pawala village, the police has registered a case against father and a son and their companion for allegedly sending people abroad by fraudulent means.

Pay Scales
Teachers’ union stage dharna
Patiala, November 29
The Non-Teaching Employees Union of Modi College staged a dharna outside the principal's office.

Rally against FCI manager
Patiala, November 29
Bhartiya Khadya Nigam Karamchari Sangh, Patiala, along with its allies regional committee Punjab held a demonstration against the dictatorial attitude of regional manager of FCI, Punjab, towards the grievances of the employees of the FCI, Punjab.

Electric pole damaged
Kharar, November 29
An unidentified vehicle damaged an electricity pole on Landran road here today.

Sambhar killed in road mishap
Ropar, November 29
A sambhar (deer) was found dead near the Railway road this morning after an unknown vehicle ran over the sambhar.


Criminal cases High Court’s priority
Acting CJ doubles Single Benches
Chandigarh, November 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has done what it had not done before, at least in the recent past — almost double the number of Single Benches, hearing criminal cases.The new roster, released by the High Court soon after Justice Mehtab Singh Gill took over as the Acting Chief Justice this afternoon, makes it clear that the Single Benches, hearing criminal matters, have been increased to 14.


Old Feud
Auto-rickshaw driver shot at
Chandigarh, November 29
An auto-rickshaw driver of Nayagaon alleged that two youngsters opened fire at him near Khuda Lahora late last night.

4 arrested for gambling
Panchkula, November 29
The police arrested four persons for gambling last night here today. The four accused have been identified as Sanjay, a resident of Sector 9, Narender, a resident of Sector 10, Sham Sunder and Madan Lal, residents of sectors 18 and 19, respectively.


ICICI Bank XI win by 30 runs
A cricket match of the Girish Nayyar Memorial League Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club in progress at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Panchkula on Sunday.Panchkula, November 29
A valiant batting effort of 82 runs by Gurinder Saini went in vain as his team Yes Bank XI lost to ICICI Bank XI by 30 runs in a league match of the eighth Girish Nayyar Memorial League Cricket Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium here today.

A cricket match of the Girish Nayyar Memorial League Cricket Tournament organised by the Chandigarh Sports Club in progress at the Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium in Panchkula on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Noida's Gauri Monga to defend title
Chandigarh, November 29
Gauri Monga from Noida will defend her title in the 17th Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, which gets underway on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here on Tuesday.
Players slug it out during the Shahi Kabaddi Cup organised by the Nirwair Khalsa Kabaddi Academy on the Polo Ground in Patiala on Sunday.
Players slug it out during the Shahi Kabaddi Cup organised by the Nirwair Khalsa Kabaddi Academy on the Polo Ground in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Gurdev eyes gold in Sydney
Chandigarh, November 29
Gurdev Singh, who was on a winning spree in the Masters Games, including Singapore Masters Athletics Championship and 23rd Malaysian International open Masters Athletics Championship, is aiming to win gold in the World Masters Games Sydney to be held next year.

Blue star to face Netherlands today
Panchkula, November 29
The first one-day match between Blue Star Cricket Club (BLCC) and Netherlands team KNCB in the first Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Cricket Series being organised by the Blue Star Club at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium will be played tomorrow.

Prabh declared runner-up in tennis meet
Chandigarh, November 29
Prabh Simran Singh Bal, a trainee of Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, was declared runner-up in the boys’ U-14 doubles in the recently concluded Cambridge Total Tennis AITA Talent Series in Jalandhar.

Karate camp from Dec 27
Chandigarh, November 29
The Karate-do-Indo-Ryu Association will organise its annual winter karate-cum-training camp at Renuka (Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh) from December 27 to 31.


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