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Police Exam
21 held for impersonating, using unfair means
Chandigarh, November 14
Candidates come out of one of the centres after appearing in the exam for the post of constable in Chandigarh on Sunday. The cops today arrested 21 candidates appearing for a written examination for the posts of constables in the Chandigarh Police for using fraudulent means.

Candidates come out of one of the centres after appearing in the exam for the post of constable in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

50 pc youth flunk fitness test
Mohali, November 14
A staggering 53 per cent of applicants in the 18-25 age group seeking recruitment to the post of constable in the Mohali police failed to run a distance of 1,600 metres in a stipulated time of six minutes and 30 seconds and similarly struggled to clear two other mandatory physical tests - the 3.8-metre long jump and a 1.10-metre high jump - despite being given three attempts.

Fifth time in quick time
Chandigarh, November 14
With the arrest of a total of 11 impersonators in the written test for posts of constable in the Chandigarh Police, the recruitment test system has come under a cloud.

Grads to teach PG students at PGI!
Chandigarh, November 14
If the authorities in the PGI have their way, graduates (BSc qualified) will soon be teaching radiodiagnosis to postgraduate students enrolled in MSc and even for an MD.About two months ago, on September 26, the PGI had issued an advertisement for the post of tutor technician (radiodiagnosis) to be posted at the hospital’s National Institute of Paramedical Sciences (NIPS).


Members of the winning team with the 56th National School Hockey Tournament trophy. Chak de for city dribblers
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh under-19 boys’ hockey team brought laurels to the city by lifting the national school trophy in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh, today. Powered by two goals through Gagandeep Singh (senior), the team got the better of Punjab in the title clash by 4-2 in the 56th National School Hockey Tournament.

Members of the winning team with the 56th National School Hockey Tournament trophy. A Tribune photograph


Avoidable causes behind majority of infant deaths
Mortality rate much higher among girls
Chandigarh, November 14
Sixty-three per cent of child deaths in India are due to five avoidable causes. This was revealed in a study led by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and co-authored by Professor Prabhat Jha, the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR), Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the University of Toronto, Canada and Professor Rajesh Kumar, Head of the School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.

Elders need to lead in the change
Fun during Divali doesn't mean that we have to burn crackers. They only spoil the environment. Suitable lighting is sufficient to make the occasion gracious and picturesque enough to give the effect of lighting related to the happiness on the occasion.

In memory of Chacha Nehru
Students perform giddha during the Children’s Day celebrations at Nehru Park, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Sunday. CHANDIGARH : As a part of the Children’s Day celebrations, a play was performed today by the dramatics group “Dramebaaz” of CCET College, Sector 26, for underprivileged kids at Government High School, Colony 4, Industrial Area.

Students perform giddha during the Children’s Day celebrations at Nehru Park, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Lobbying on for coveted post
Names of Chander Mukhi Sharma, Ravinderpal Singh Pali and Jagjit Singh Kang doing rounds in Cong circles
Chandigarh, November 14
With the tenure of Mayor Anu Chatrath expiring on December 31, lobbying has begun for the next mayoral poll slated for January 1.Though the ruling Congress is yet to officially set the process for the selection of party candidate in motion, names of three councillors - Chander Mukhi Sharma, Ravinderpal Singh Pali and Jagjit Singh Kang - are doing rounds in the party circles. The prospective candidates have already started lobbying for the coveted post, sources said.

Hoardings= loss@MC
Whether it is the political rally of Manpreet Badal at Amritsar, Divali greetings by political leaders or the ‘coronation’ of Capt Amarinder Singh as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, the state exchequer has been suffering a major loss on account of hoardings put up by leaders across Mohali without paying any fee to the municipal corporation.

DTH service in trains soon
Chandigarh, November 14
People travelling between Chandigarh and New Delhi by train will soon be able to view their favourite television programmes while on the move.Sugato Banerji, chief marketing officer, DTH services, Bharti Airtel, said here today, “It is a segment which has tremendous growth potential. Television is all about lifestyle.”

Gaz Foot Inch has audience in splits
Artistes perform during a play in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, November 14
Comedy with realism is a phenomenon that can be employed to identify, define and illustrate the traits, ideals and values of a proud inheritance or even evils and lack of education ailing the individuals or society as a whole.The Ajanabi Rangkarmi theatre staged a hilarious comedy play “Gaz Foot Inch” in the ongoing CSNA Theatre festival at the Bal Bhawan here today.

Artistes perform during a play in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

CHB fails to provide affordable housing for the needy
Chandigarh, November 14
The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations of Chandigarh (FOSWAC) today alleged that the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has miserably failed to meet its social commitment to provide affordable houses to the needy residents.

Men in khaki at the receiving end
Chandigarh, November 14
A suspended sub-inspector of the Chandigarh Police, along with his father, wife and two servants, was arrested for thrashing his colleagues, who visited his house at Maloya following a complaint of creating nuisance, here today.

Satiating time for the palate
Chandigarh, November 14
South Indian food lovers had a great time at the carnival organised by the Orthodox Syrian Church Society at St Mary’s School in Sector 46-A here today.The seventh such carnival in succession, it was organised with the special motive to generate contributions for charity projects.

CBI summons Nirvikar for questioning
Chandigarh, November 14
CBI sleuths have summoned Maj Nirvikar Singh, aide de camp to former Punjab governor SF Rodrigues, who was booked by the agency last July for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, in Delhi. He is likely to be summoned once again to clear his position on the case.

Foot care critical for diabetics
Chandigarh, November 14
All diabetic patients should take the utmost care of their feet in order to avoid amputation due to gangrene, a condition they are more susceptible to, said Dr Ravul Jindal, a vascular surgeon. Speaking at a city hospital today on the occasion of World Diabetes Day he asked diabetics to remain on guard against any kind of foot lesions.

Kids’ health drive fruitful
Chandigarh, November 14
Positive results of a special health drive aimed at improvement in malnourished children initiated by the Developing Indigenous Resources (DIR) in Janta Colony and Adarsh Nagar, two slums located just outside Chandigarh, were announced at a special function here today.

DC office asked to verify arms licence
Panchkula, November 14
The police here have asked Deputy Commissioner’s office to verify arms licence of Ludhiana-based doctor Sumit Sofat, accused in an attempt to murder case, registered against him here.

16-yr-old receives electric shock
Zirakpur, November 14
A teenager suffered an electric shock after he came in contact with a high-tension wire in Golden Enclave in Lohgarh village here this afternoon. A few weeks back, a seven-year-old child came in contact with live wires in the same locality. According to information, Yogesh (16), son of a migrant labourer, suffered the shock when he was approaching his father working in an under-construction building and was caught by the wires passing along the building. He was rushed to a hospital in Zirakpur in a serious condition.

NCB to shift from residential area
Admn decides to allot land for zonal office in Sector 38
Chandigarh, November 14
Having been on the wrong side of the law by operating its office from a residential area in Sector 2, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will start abiding with the city's building bylaws as the administration has decided to allot it land in Sector 38 for the construction of its regional office complex.


Manav Mangal student gets National Child Award
Mohali, November 14
Harkiran Kaur of Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, receives the National Child Award for Excellence from President Patibha Patil at New Delhi on Sunday. Harkiran Kaur Wraich, a student of Class VI of Manav Mangal Smart School, Sector 64, Mohali, was today conferred the National Child Award for Excellence-2009 in the field of science by President Pratibha Patil at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Harkiran Kaur of Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, receives the National Child Award for Excellence from President Patibha Patil at New Delhi on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Nostalgic reunion
Chandigarh, November 14
The 1982 batch of the law department of Panjab University gathered at CGA golf course here on November 12 for a nostalgic reunion.The atmosphere was charged up, with old memories being exchanged.


Lecture on healthy eating
Patiala, November 14
The department of home science, Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a lecture delivered by Gurdip Kaur, dietician, AIIMS, New Delhi, on “Healthy Eating”. “There is a need to indulge in healthy eating habits to protect ourselves from stressful lifestyles.

Declamation contest
Patiala, November 14
An inter-school declamation contest was held at Blossom Senior Secondary School here yesterday. A total of 25 students from 13 schools participated in the contest.The participants spoke on the issue “Sectarianism poses grave challenge to India’s unity and growth”. Devdarsh from Budha Dal Public School, Patiala, and Sanya Chabra from Mukat Public School, Rajpura, were the joint winners.

Undertrial dies of cardiac arrest
Ambala, November 14
An undertrial prisoner in Ambala Jail died this morning.The deceased was identified as Ajay Kumar, a resident of Vidhisha (Madhya Pradesh).He was in jail for a theft case. According to sources, Ajay was suffering from heart problem.

Lecture on global competitiveness
Patiala, November 14
A special lecture on “Global competitiveness” was organised by the commerce department of Multani Mal Modi College here yesterday.Prof SC Vaidya from University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the key speaker. He emphasised that Indian business needed to do restructuring and go through the process of creativity.


Doc found drunk on duty
Mohali, November 14
Mohali Civil Surgeon PK Sridhar has marked an inquiry into the incident of a doctor on emergency duty at the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, reporting on duty allegedly in an inebriated condition last night.

One booked under cruelty to animals Act
Mohali, November 14
A Jind resident in Haryana has been booked by the Mohali police under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act for allegedly transporting poultry birds in an inhuman manner.


Passouts of the YPS, Patiala, take part in a golf tournament in Chandigarh. Golf meet for YPS passouts

Chandigarh, November 14
About 48 former students of YPS, Patiala, including former DGP NPS Aulakh, participated in the AYOSA Bhagat Golf Tournament at the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday.

Passouts of the YPS, Patiala, take part in a golf tournament in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

City golf team leaves for Lucknow
Chandigarh, November 14
A six-member Chandigarh Golf Club team left for Lucknow today to take part in the north regional final of the ninth McDowell Signature Club Golf Championship to be played on November 16.

Deepak, Nimrat in quarterfinals
Chandigarh, November 14
Deepak Thapa and Nimrat Walia have reached the quarterfinals in the U-18 boys’ and girls’ events, respectively, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) here.

Guru Nanak college hog limelight
Chandigarh, November 14
Guru Nanak Girls’ College, Ludhiana, with 18 points got the first place in the Panjab University Inter-College Judo (Women) Tournament that concluded at PU Sports Complex here today.

Junior cricket meet begins
Chandigarh, November 14
Junior State Cricket Women Tournament (U-19) for Pt Kedarnath Trophy would be organised by the Chandigarh Women's Cricket Association at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, from November 15.

Baseball trials today
Chandigarh, November 14
The Baseball Association, Chandigarh, is organising the selection trials of the coaching camp for participation in the 25th National Baseball Championship to be held at Indore from November 22 to November 27, a press release said here today.


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