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Cops gear up to curb campus violence
To keep tabs on troublesome student leaders
Chandigarh, November 11
In view of the growing intensity and frequency of violent incidents on the Panjab University campus, the city police is now preparing records of student leaders who have often been involved in such activities in the past.

Not a single conviction yet
Chandigarh, November 11
No conviction in any of the incidents of student violence to date indicates the lopsided framing of charges, collection of evidence and adequate follow-ups in court by the police.


Police ramps up security ahead of Cong rally
Policemen deployed at Congress Bhawan in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on the eve of the ‘coronation’ ceremony of Capt Amarinder Singh as PPCC president on Thursday Chandigarh, November 11
The local police appears to have gone overboard by cordoning off an entire section of a road in front of the Punjab Congress Bhawan in Sector 15 to accommodate a huge rush of visiting Congressmen expected to attend Amarinder Singh’s “coronation” ceremony in which he will be taking formal charge as PPCC president on Friday.

Policemen deployed at Congress Bhawan in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on the eve of the ‘coronation’ ceremony of Capt Amarinder Singh as PPCC president on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune Impact
Ailing GMSH-16
Admn to take up issue with Centre
Chandigarh, November 11
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to take up the issue of the creation of over 600 medical and paramedical posts in the UT health department with the Central Government immediately.

Another night in jail for Rathore
Orders for release yet to be received: Officials
Chandigarh, November 11
Even as the Supreme Court granted bail today to disgraced former Haryana police director general SPS Rathore, he will have to cool his heels in Burail jail tonight. Prison officials said they had not received any orders in this connection till late in the evening.

Earnest money refund from Nov 15
Mohali, November 11
There is good news for over three lakh unsuccessful Aerocity applicants. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) today decided to start the refund of the earnest money by November 15. About Rs 8,500 crore is to be refunded.


Rs 1.26-cr in MC kitty
Collection of encroachment challans, liquor vendors’ arrears
Chandigarh, November 11
It has turned out to be a profitable Divali for the municipal corporation (MC) this year. It added Rs 1.26 crore to its kitty from collection of encroachment challans and arrears from liquor vendors this season, marking an increase of Rs 7 lakh over last year.

F&CC Meeting
MC to revise rates of raw material
Chandigarh, November 11
In a bid to attract contractors for the completion of pending projects, the municipal corporation will revise rates of raw material used for construction by next week. This was decided at the finance and contracts committee (F&CC) meeting here.

Encroachers don’t care about notices
Shopkeepers encroach upon the Phase II market in MohaliMohali, November 11
Who cares for the municipal council or its notices: This is the attitude that shopkeepers, who have encroached upon market verandas, have adopted, without caring much for the convenience of shoppers. Shopkeepers in many parts of the town consider verandas outside their shops as a personal property and use the area according to their own convenience.
Shopkeepers encroach upon the Phase II market in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Youth’s Death During Race
Screening for heart ailments must: Docs
Chandigarh, November 11
The death of a 20-year-old youth due to cardiac arrest while participating in a 1,600 m race in Mohali has necessitated the use of diagnostic tests to screen for cardiovascular abnormalities among those who undergo strenuous physical exercise.

Hyundai Motors told to compensate complainant
Chandigarh, November 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Hyundai Motors and others to pay a compensation of Rs 7,500 to a resident of Sector 20 in Panchkula for indulging in unfair trade practices.

Chandigarh-Mumbai flight late by 5 hours
Chandigarh, November 11 More than 140 passengers of GoAir flight (G8145) scheduled to fly from Chandigarh to Mumbai had to face a harrowing time following its five-hour delay.

‘Ek Mamuli Aadmi’ staged to perfection
Chandigarh, November 11
Artistes stage the play ‘Ek Mamuli Aadmi’ in Chandigarh on Thursday The fifth edition of the Annual Chandigarh Theatre Festival organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy commenced with the staging of a Hindi play “Ek Mamuli Aadmi” at the Bal Bhawan auditorium here today. The play written by noted playwright Ashok Lal focused on the growing corruption menace, illustrated in a novel and convincing manner under the direction of acclaimed director-actor Sudesh Sharma.
Artistes stage the play ‘Ek Mamuli Aadmi’ in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Businessman taken for a ride
Chandigarh, November 11
A city businessman, Simranjeet Gill, has been literally taken for a ride and allegedly by none other than super bike makers, Harley Davidson. Gill, who had bought a bike, Fatboy, from the company’s dealership here in August, is regretting investing a huge sum of Rs 19 lakh on the bike, which has been lying with the dealer for a month for want of repair.

Waiting hall now dengue ward
Chandigarh, November 11 Repeated appeals by the PGI Director to health institutions in the city and neighbouring states to strengthen infrastructure and try to minimise referrals to the hospital seems to have failed.

5 houses razed
Mohali, November 11
Regulatory branch of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority today carried out a demolition drive in an illegal colony being carved out near Daun here this evening.



Girls wait for their turn during the fest "Parivartan” at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landra, Mohali,
Girls wait for their turn during the fest "Parivartan” at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landra, Mohali, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Violence in PU
Many pay for misconduct of a few
Chandigarh, November 11
In a short span of two months, Panjab University has witnessed four major incidents of violence, which in turn, has created an unpleasant atmosphere of fright among ordinary students. Tragically, all these incidents took place in thickly populated areas on the campus and resulted in serious injuries to students, police personnel and even to senior university officials, who were on election duty.

Pvt Schools
Nursery registration likely to go online
Chandigarh, November 11
In what comes across a relief to thousands of parents, city private schools are mulling over introducing free online registration for nursery admissions. Taking a note of the UT education department’s orders of restricting admission form price up to a maximum of Rs 100, over 50-member schools of the Independent School Association plan to make the nursery registration online and free.

Seminar on old coins begins at Panjab varsity
RC Sobti speaks at a seminar on ‘Coinage of the Imperial Guptas and their contemporaries: New perspectives’ at the ICSSR in Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday Chandigarh, November 11
A two-day seminar on “Coinage of the Imperial Guptas and their contemporaries: New perspectives”, organised by the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Panjab University, commenced at the ICSSR Complex, PU, today.

RC Sobti speaks at a seminar on ‘Coinage of the Imperial Guptas and their contemporaries: New perspectives’ at the ICSSR in Panjab University in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

From Schools
Delegates’ visit
CHANDIGARH: On the last day of their visit, the 32-member delegation from Yishun Secondary School, Singapore, visited Bhavan Vidyalaya. The students attended Hindi and history periods, visited school labs and library. During the music and dance class, they had a glimpse of Indian classical music and saw a mesmerising kathak performance. A cultural programme was also organised, especially for them to showcase the Indian culture.


One killed in road accident
Derabassi, November 11
One person was killed in a road accident near Lalru on Thursday. This accident occurred when two motorcyclists collided near Jarout. Harjit Singh was hit by Labh Singh, resident of Meerpura.


HC upholds extension to PGI Director
Chandigarh, November 11
Upholding the extension granted to Dr KK Talwar, PGI Director, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that he will continue to function as the PGI Director, in addition to professor and head of the department of cardiology. He was granted extension on March 31, 2009.

Colour blind cannot be constables: HC
Chandigarh, November 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that colour blind candidates could not be recruited as general duty constables. The ruling even barred colour blind from being recruited as constables in the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB).

Hit-and-run Case
Sukhmani Brar moves court
Chandigarh, November 11
Sukhmani Brar, accused in the hit-and-run case, today moved an application in a local court demanding release of her passport.
The court has issued a notice to the Chandigarh police seeking its reply.

HC asks judges to pay surprise visits to jails
Chandigarh, November 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed all District and Sessions Judges in Punjab, Haryana and UT to pay surprise visits to the jails under their jurisdiction to check out the ground realities.

Rape accused released on probation
Panchkula, November 11
The district court released Rajender Singh, accused in an attempt to rape case, on one-year probation period for maintaining good behaviour here today.

Rape accused acquitted
Chandigarh, November 11
Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra today acquitted Bhupinder Kumar Singh of raping a minor. They had eloped and married.
District and Sessions Judge PL Ahuja while issuing the orders for his release also directed that the accused would serve his punishment for one year.


2 barge in flat, manhandle woman
Panchkula, November 11 Amrit Multani, resident of 242 Army Flats, Mansa Devi Complex, in her complaint to the police alleged that two persons had allegedly trespassed into the house and manhandled her.

Gang of robbers busted
Panchkula, November 11
The district police arrested a gang of robbers, who were planning to strike at a house in Kalka late last night. The two accused, however, managed to escape.

Man held for gambling
Chandigarh, November 11
The police arrested a Mani Majra resident on charges of gambling and recovered Rs 24,510 from him.
According to sources, Gopal Krishan, a resident of Samadhi Gate, Mani Majra was arrested from near Nirman Cinema in Sector 32 on Wednesday while indulging in gambling.

Rs 80,000 burgled from 3 shops
Mohali, November 11
Despite heightened security, burglars broke into three shops and took cash  Rs 80,000 and valuables. In broad daylight two motorcycle-borne youths snatched gold chain from an elderly woman at Phase VII here.


Players in action during the Panjab University Inter-College Kabaddi A-Division Tournament on Thursday in Chandigarh SGGS-26 script win in kabaddi
Chandigarh, November 11
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, scripted win in the Panjab University Inter-College Kabaddi (national style) (men) A-Division Tournament being played at PU Gymnasium Hall here today.
In their first match, SGGS team crushed PG Government College, Sector 46, by the margin of 25 points. The final score was 54-29 in favour of the SGGS team. In the second match, the team again emerged victorious against Government College, Muktsar, 56-28.

Players in action during the Panjab University Inter-College Kabaddi A-Division Tournament on Thursday in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

GNPS, DAV-8 to clash for title
Chandigarh, November 11
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, and DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, set up title clash in the UT Inter-School (U-19) Boys Cricket Tournament at Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Sector 19, here today.

Cricket Meet
Shivalik school enter semis
Chandigarh, November 11
Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, drubbed Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, by 10 wickets to enter the semifinals of GNPS Inter School Cricket Tournament on the GNPS ground, Sector 36, here today.

Raj Kumar proves mettle
Wins 55-kg weight category
Chandigarh, November 11
Raj Kumar won top honours in the U-20 55 kg weight category, while Sandeep Kumar finished as runner-up in the Chandigarh State Junior Judo Championship at multi-purpose hall in Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

Saupin’s school clinch soccer title
Chandigarh, November 11
Saupin’s School, Sector 32, emerged champion in the Jim and Olga Memorial 5-A Side Soccer Tournament organised by Saupin’s School, Panchkula, in association with the AIAIA-Chandigarh branch.


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