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Aerocity I-T Muddle
GMADA surrenders Rs. 15 crore
Chandigarh, November 19
The controversial Aerocity project, which has already raised a question mark on the functioning of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Told to initiate action

Confusion on RTE Act
City schools delay admission process
Chandigarh, November 19
The ongoing confusion on reserving 25 per cent of regular seats under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, has delayed admission process for nursery classes in over 40 schools of the city.


Man robbed of car at gunpoint
Chandigarh, November 19
Two youths robbed a banker of his Maruti Swift Dzire car and a mobile phone at gunpoint in Sector 8 here tonight.

Gates foundation award for PU scholar
Anshuman ShuklaChandigarh, November 19
Anshuman Shukla, a research scholar at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) who joined Panjab University for a PhD degree, is among 15 scholars chosen from across the world for “Global Health Travel Award” funded by the “Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation, USA”.

Anshuman Shukla

Girl accuses husband of ‘luring’ her on Net for dowry
Panchkula, November 19
In yet another case of online marriages going sour, Manisha, a resident of HMT Pinjore, today filed a complaint against her husband with the police’s district women cell accusing him of seeking dowry. She claimed he had “lured” her into marrying him on the Net.


UT awarded for increase in forest cover 
Chandigarh, November 19
For outstanding work in increasing the forest cover in the city, the Union Territory of Chandigarh was presented with the prestigious Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra (IPVM) Award for the year 2010 at a function in New Delhi today.

Tribune Impact
RLA offices to have more counters
Chandigarh, November 19
Following the report that appeared in the Chandigarh Tribune on the backlog of over 6,500 cases in all the three offices of the Registering & Licensing Authority (RLA) on November 17, the UT administration has decided to open two new counters each at the SDM (south) office in Sector 42 and the Sector 17 central office for the convenience of applicants. The officials concerned have also been asked to hire more staff immediately to clear the pending files.

Housing project violation of Periphery Control Act: FOSWAC
Chandigarh, November 19
There is a lot of concern among residents of the city about the coming up of the 19 high-rise towers of TATA Housing Project backed by the Punjab’s political and bureaucratic bigwigs at Kansal village, right in the backyard of Chandigarh in complete violation of the New Capital Periphery Control Act, said Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) here today.


Australian cricket star Brett Lee performs along with his band (White Shoo Theory) at a discotheque in Chandigarh on Friday.
Australian cricket star Brett Lee performs along with his band (White Shoo Theory) at a discotheque in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

City residents for stepping up PCR patrolling
Chandigarh, November 19
Lack of basic policing, hooliganism, petty thefts, drug addiction and “eve teasing” were the major problems that city residents highlighted during their meetings with the police top brass held last week. Senior cops met over 4,800 people during 107 meetings organized across the city during the weeklong celebration of the Chandigarh Police Raising Day.

Losing touch with roots
Classical events given a miss
Chandigarh, November 19
Growing craze for Western music, including rock shows and fusion among city youth, has overshadowed the traditional and classical music events in the college and university festivals and PEC fest was no exception.

Decomposed body of PUDA official found
Chandigarh, November 19
The decomposed body of a serving sub-divisional engineer (SDE) of the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) was found at his Sector 23 government accommodation here this morning.

Advisory Council
3 months on, action taken report still incomplete
Chandigarh, November 19
Even after three months of the UT Administrator’s Advisory Council meeting, the departments concerned have failed to give an action taken report on the decisions taken at that meeting.

Mohali Civil Hospital
De-addiction centre non-functional
Mohali, November 19
Despite orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and directions from the state health minister, the Mohali Civil Hospital has failed to run the drug de-addiction centre on its premises properly.

Experts dwell on farmers’ problems
Chandigarh, November 19
The Centre for Human Rights and Duties of the University Institute of Emerging Areas in Social Sciences, Panjab University, today organised lectures on “Food security in the era of farmers’ suicides” on the campus.

PEC Fest
A girl arranges flowers during a flower arrangement competition at the PEC fest in Chandigarh on Friday. Nukkad Natak draws crowd
Chandigarh, November 19
Citing inspiring examples during a panel discussion on “Think India Think”, eminent speakers today spoke on the first day of PEC fest at PEC University of Technology.

A girl arranges flowers during a flower arrangement competition at the PEC fest in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Role of radio highlighted
Chandigarh, November 19
Stating that commissioning of transmission of newly set-up PU radio “Jyotirgmaye” is a landmark in tackling certain social problems that cannot be treated in isolation of education, Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti today addressed delegates attending the awareness workshop on community radio organised by the School of Communication Studies.

Electricity board workers protest
Panchkula, November 19
Members of the Haryana State Electricity Board Worker’s Union (HSEBWU) took out a protest rally near Power Colony at Operation Division in Sector 15 here today.

Pak singers to perform in city
Chandigarh, November 19
Acclaimed Sufi Ustad Khadim Hussain Warsi and Janab Husnain Akbar from Pakistan will feature in two concerts to present classic verses from Heer Waris immortalised by Sufi poet Syed Waris Shah.

Sewing machines distributed
Panchkula, November 19 Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia distributed sewing machines among 50 women during a function held to mark the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi here today.


MCM excels in quiz contest
Chandigarh, November 19
The department of economics at MCM DAV College for Women organised “Quiz-E-BIZ” an inter-college economics business quiz.

Short-duration course in mapping soon
Chandigarh, November 19
Panjab University is mooting short-duration courses in mapping and disaster management in future, said PU Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti at the inaugural ceremony of the Indian geography conference, which started on the university campus here today.


One hurt in firing incident
A view of the cars that were damaged during a shootout at Ballo Majra village in Kharar on Friday.Kharar, November 19
A resident of Ballo Majra village got injured in a firing incident following a group clash. Panicked area residents of Ballo Majra village told the police that two groups clashed with each other and fired more than a dozen rounds of gunshots during the incident.

A view of the cars that were damaged during a shootout at Ballo Majra village in Kharar on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Truck catches fire, one dead
Firemen douse flames from the truck that caught fire at Kurli village near Lalru.Lalru, November 19
Most part of a loaded truck and material was gutted when it touched the electricity wires. In the incident one person was killed near Lalru at kurli village today.

Firemen douse flames from the truck that caught fire at Kurli village near Lalru. A Tribune photograph

Road mishap claims one life
Kalka, November 19
Diversion of traffic due to maintenance work of the railway line of the Pinjore -Nalagarh railway crossing no-138 on NH-21-A claimed one life on the Kalka-Charnia road today. According to information available, the accident took place at around 3.45pm, when two motorcycle-borne persons were hit by a truck, the duo fell on the road and another truck crushed one of them while another sustained serious injuries.


Husband sent to judicial custody
Zirakpur, November 19
The Zirakpur police today produced, Gurmail Singh, who was accused of killing his wife at a Dera Bassi court where he was sent to judicial custody in Patiala jail.


Pedestrian killed in mishap 
Chandigarh, November 19
An unidentified pedestrian was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Hallo Majra village.


Fatehdeep pockets U-18 singles title
A player returns a shot during a tennis match at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, November 19
Top seed Suraj Beniwal was knocked out by local lad Fatehdeep Singh, a trainee of CLTA, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament for under-14 and under-18 boys and girls being held at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

A player returns a shot during a tennis match at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Cricket: Saupin’s to face Strawberry Fields in final 
Panchkula, November 19
An excellent batting performance by Prabhjit, unbeaten 76 of 42, helped Saupin’s-32 storm into the final, beating Hansraj Cricket Green team in the Inter-Academy Championship Tournament under-10 at the Hansraj Academy, Sector 6, here today.

Dolly helps Dev Samaj bt Coaching Club
Chandigarh, November 19
Fine performance by Dolly 23 not out and three wickets helped IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, beat Coaching Club, Sector 56, by eight wickets in the Junior State Cricket Women Tournament (U-19) for Pt Kedarnath Trophy held at GMSSS- 56 here today.

City lad starts on fiery note in golf
Chandigarh, November 19
Ajeetesh Sandhu of Chandigarh started his campaign in the ninth Tata Open with a hole-in-one on the first hole of the par-72 Beldih golf course at Jamshedpur today.

Saupin’s-32 in b’ball final
Chandigarh, November 19
Saupin’s-32 entered into the final of the U-12 Girls Inter-School Basketball Tournament defeating St Kabir School by a close score of 14-12.


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