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Three kids among 7 buried alive
Chandigarh, December 6
The site of the tragedy at the Sector 31 dumping ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. Seven persons, including three children, were buried alive when a tipper carrying debris fell into a trench at a dumping site in Sector 31 here this afternoon.

The site of the tragedy at the Sector 31 dumping ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Financier’s Murder
Accomplices of prime accused nabbed
Chandigarh, December 6
The police today arrested suspects who were accompanying Davinder Singh, alias Whiskey, and reportedly involved in the killing of a Sector 20 financier, Harjinder Singh Dhillon, on November 25.

Buyers of NRI property may end up clearing dues
Chandigarh, December 6
Buying property from a nonresident Indian may prove an expensive proposition for the purchaser as he could well end up paying for the ‘profits’ made by the seller, in case the latter decides to scoot from the country without clearing his dues with the income tax department.


Education Dept Projects-III
Despite shortcomings, pvt schools preferred
Chandigarh, December 6
When most of the city’s government schools are found to be lacking in one aspect or another, what do residents seeking ‘quality education’ opt for? “Private schools, naturally” came the answer from a top education department official. He casually added: “Those who have enough money should send their kids to private schools as I can’t say with certainty when government schools will improve”.

PU exams put off
Chandigarh, December 6
Panjab University has postponed the examinations for law and engineering scheduled for tomorrow following curfew in Ludhiana. The orders are applicable to Chandigarh, Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana centres. Election of the Dean (Faculties) has also been put off. The new dates would be announced soon, an official of the university stated.


MC toothless on Advertisement Act
Chandigarh, December 6
Even as the municipal corporation launched a drive yesterday to remove advertisement hoardings from different places of the city, the Advertisement Act of the civic body largely remains toothless.

Humility personified
Chandigarh, December 6
“Be original and try to be better than others, or at least be different form others,” said superstar Shatrughan Sinha as friendly advice to those amateur artistes who performed at the Rafi memorial nite here.

Artistes render songs of Mohammad Rafi at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Hardline ideologies at root of problems: Bhagwat
RSS workers during a programme of the organisation at the Sector 34 ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh December 6
The twin tasks of strengthening the country and integrating Indian society are essential for the survival of the civilised world and the RSS is committed to these tasks, RSS sarsanghchalak Moharao Bhagwat said here today at his first public programme.

RSS workers during a programme of the organisation at the Sector 34 ground in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Experts dwell on causes of hepatitis-C
Chandigarh, December 6
The ninth PGI-AIIMS session on “Current Perspectives in Liver Disease-2009” was organised at the PGI here yesterday.

Nobody seems to be listening
Crossing Dara Studio in Phase VI of Mohali, I was shocked to see a pipe leaking for the past nearly six months. I have talked to certain municipal council members, at least three times, but to no avail. Since my assignment locations change every time, I do not visit the same site daily, thinking the job must have been handled.

Water still a problem in Mohali villages
Kandala (Mohali), December 6
Claims of the Akali government regarding the augmentation of potable water notwithstanding, several villages in the periphery of Mohali are still facing water scarcity.

Cancer support group meets tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 6
“About 60 per cent of cancer is completely curable if treated at an early stage, but unfortunately, a majority of patients suffering from cancer approach the specialist late, when only palliative treatment can be given,” Renu Saigal, president of Cancer Sahayta Sahyog, said while addressing the media here today.

INSA fellowship for city scientist
Chandigarh, December 6
Dr Javed N Agrewala, a scientist at the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) here, has been chosen as a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy.

Commuters bear brunt as flyover closed
Zirakpur, December 6
The Zirakpur flyover on the Ambala-Chandigarh National Highway has been closed for at least two days as the Zirakpur municipal council is laying an underground sewerage line.

Babla claims campaign against him
Chandigarh, December 6
Devinder Singh Babla, the councillor who has been on the run for his alleged role in shed allotment at the Grain Market, today sent a representation to the Union Home Minister to save his membership of the civic body.

Illegal structures removed
Chandigarh, December 6
The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), under the protection of a strong police force, removed illegal structures from government land in Sectors 52 and 63 on Friday.


Heated exchanges mark PU Senate meet
Chandigarh, December 6
The Panjab University senate meeting today witnessed a series of allegations, clarifications on the use of “unparliamentary” words and apologies being made within the first 40 minutes. Besides the 115 agenda items that were discussed by PU’s general body, certain other issues stirred a lively debate. Surprisingly, members of the two opposing groups remained silent on some issues on which they differed.

Open House Response
Private, govt schools are different
IT has been very rightly contested by Sanjeev Singh Bariana in the Open House debate as to why administrative officers at the helm of affairs in managing schools do not put their own kids in government schools in case they argue that everything is normal there. At the same time, no comparison can be made between the two school streams.

Students of Heritage Public School during their annual day in Mohali on Sunday.From Schools
United colours of culture
Mohali, December 6
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School Sector-65, Mohali, became a hub of events during the annual cultural exhibition-cum-mela “Sangam - different strokes for different folks.”

Students of Heritage Public School during their annual day in Mohali on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

4,000 appear for MAT
Chandigarh, December 6
Nearly 4,000 students appeared in the management aptitude test (MAT) examination here today. The test, taken by students aspiring to get through non-IIM MBA institutions, is conducted four times a year.


Sports conference at Pbi varsity
Patiala, December 6
The first ever two-day national conference on sports organised by sports department, Punjabi University, Patiala, under the aegis of the National Association of Physical Education and Sports Sciences in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities began at Kala Bhawan of Punjabi University here yesterday.

Dharna by non-teaching staff of Modi College
Patiala, December 6
On a call given by Punjab and Chandigarh Non-Teaching Employees Union, a full day stay-in-strike and dharna in front of principal’s office was observed at Modi College.

Hotels warned against illegal parking
Patiala, December 6
The MC has issued a warning to hoteliers, asking them to produce the building plans that they got approved from the MC, failing which action would be initiated against them.

41,630 children get polio drops
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 6
The district health department with the help of Lions Club, Fatehgarh Sahib, today administered polio drops to children below the age of five.

NGO chief held with drugs
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 6
Anti-narcotics cell of the district police arrested a youth with habit-forming drugs and confiscated his Maruti car.

2 injured in separate road accidents
Rajpura, December 6
Two persons received serious injuries in separate accidents that took place near Pehar and Nandpur Kalaur villages.

Bodybuilding contest in Ambala
Ambala, December 6
The District Body Building and Fitness Association, Ambala, organised a bodybuilding competition at Bal Bhawan, Ambala City, today.

Eight Akalis resign
Patiala, December 6
Eight office-bearers of the SAD (Badal), Patiala, having alliance with the late Capt. Kanwaljit Singh group have resigned today.


Two hurt in hit-and-run cases
Chandigarh, December 6
A cyclist and a motorcyclist were injured in two hit-and-run road accidents in the city. The police said a cyclist was injured after being hit by a car near the Cricket Stadium chowk last evening. He had been admitted to the PGI in an unconscious condition.


Public Sports Club retain title
Chandigarh, December 6
Public Sports Club retained the weightlifting Team Championship in junior and senior section by obtaining 236 points, while WCC, Sector 42, secured runners up position by getting 227 points.

Banisha wins gold in race, discus
Panchkula, December 6
Banisha Sahni of Class XII bagged the first position in 400m race and discus throw in the annual sports day of Hansraj Public School here today.

Estate Office win by 6 wkts
Chandigarh, December 6
Fine batting performance by Rajnish Chappi and Angukur helped Estate Office, Chandigarh, beat DNC, Dera Bassi, by six wickets in a cricket match at the Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here today.


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