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GMADA in Rs 60-cr tax trouble
Chandigarh, November 20
The Greater Mohali Development Authority (GMADA) could be heading for more trouble with the income tax authorities as Rs 180 crore deposited by it for the acquisition of land for the Airports Authority of India (AAI) during 2007-08 and 2008-09 has not been reflected under the correct heads in their accounts.

Another victim of ATM card cloning
SK Mehta, the victim Rs 2.54 lakh gone
Panchkula, November 20
Senior citizens continue to receive jitters due to the flurry of incidents involving fraudulent cash withdrawals from ATMs through cloned cards. A senior retired official of the PSEB has lost ` 2.54 lakh since November 14 through cloned cards.
SK Mehta, the victim


Curbing violence on PU
Rs 2-lakh fine to be imposed on defaulters
Chandigarh, November 20
In order to curb growing violence at Panjab University, the authorities have issued a circular to all departments announcing a fine of Rs 2 lakh in case any student is found possessing any lethal weapon on the campus.

Braveheart woman foils snatching bid
Chandigarh, November 20
Displaying exemplary courage, a 24-year-old woman apprehended a motorcyclist, who tried to snatch her purse and handed him over to the police after he was given a sound beating by a mob in Sector 33 here last evening. The incident occurred when the victim, Mona Sharma, an employee with a private company in Sector 34, was returning home in Sector 46.


Glittering faith

The illuminated Sector 34 gurdwara on the eve of Gurpurb on Saturday
The illuminated Sector 34 gurdwara on the eve of Gurpurb on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



Slum dwellers given ‘expired’ swine flu vaccine
Many complain of headache; health authorities deny allegations, say vaccine valid till November 30
Chandigarh, November 20
Residents of Colony No. 4 protest against the health authorities on Saturday High drama was witnessed at Colony no. 4 when area residents alleged that they were administered expired swine flu vaccine. A few of them complained of headache since they were vaccinated on Thursday. Protesting against the “callous” attitude of the authorities, area residents led by local political leaders reached the government dispensary in the locality and raised slogans against the administration.
Residents of Colony No. 4 protest against the health authorities on Saturday

Land grab case to have new IO
Chandigarh, November 20
The case of land grab by high-ups in Chandigarh’s periphery will soon have a new inquiry officer. With the Punjab Director-General of Police-cum-inquiry officer, Chander Shekhar, retiring on November 30, the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday asked the state to ensure the appointment of another officer of the additional DGP rank for carrying out the probe by that date.

Stinking tricity-I
Garbage management in a mess
Rickshaws for garbage collection without any special bins for segregation of garbage Chandigarh, November 20
Ineffective implementation of garbage segregation and collection policy in the city had only added to the chaos in managing the garbage. Even the allotted dumping ground are chocked as the garbage is not segregated properly and transported to the two plants, including garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra and bio- methicain plant at industrial area Phase I that was designed specially to manage it.

Rickshaws for garbage collection without any special bins for segregation of garbage

Allotees’ info on GMADA website
Mohali, November 20
Several weeks after insiders in the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) allegedly sold exhaustive details of the successful applicants in the Aerocity at a price to property dealers, the authority has now uploaded the detailed information about the allottees on its website.

Armed Forces Tribunal toothless, says its chief
Writes to government demanding amendments to the Act
Chandigarh, November 20
Terming the Armed Forces Tribunal as virtually toothless in the absence of provisions for execution of its orders, its Chairperson Justice A.K. Mathur today said that he has written to the Centre recommending amendments in the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007.

UT Home Secy reviews construction at hospitals
Chandigarh, November 20
The UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas reviewed the on going construction work at the Government Multi Speciality Hospital Sector 16 (GMSH), the upcoming E-Block of the Government Medical College and Hospital Sector 32(GMCH), Chandigarh and the civil dispensary at Manimajra here yesterday.

Joining hands for festivities

Students of the Government College of Arts, Chandigarh, prepare floats for the forthcoming Chandigarh Carnival on the college campus on Saturday
Students of the Government College of Arts, Chandigarh, prepare floats for the forthcoming Chandigarh Carnival on the college campus on Saturday. The carnival will be held from November 26 to 28. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Police groping in the dark
Chandigarh, November 20
The police is yet to trace the miscreants who robbed a bank manager of his Maruti Swift Dezire car at gunpoint from Madhya Marg in Sector 8 here on Friday night.

Chandigarh, November 20
AG Gururaja Murthy, general manager, Canara Bank circle office, Chandigarh, yesterday inaugurated the two-day Can-Utsav 2010 at Gulati Bhawan in Sector 33 to provide a common platform for exhibiting and marketing goods designed and manufactured by women entrepreneurs.

Extension of CGA’s lease deed
CBI probe recommended against Finance Secy
Chandigarh, November 20
UT Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar is in the dock, with the administration recommending a CBI inquiry against him to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for allegedly tampering with the orders of former UT Administrator SF Rodrigues in connection with the extension of lease deed of the Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA).


30 pc schoolchildren in city undernourished
Chandigarh, November 19
The City Beautiful, with the highest per capita income in the country, is home to 30 per cent undernourished schoolchildren. In addition, 19 per cent of them have been found to be anaemic during a medical examination of children conducted under School Health Programme.

PEC Fest- Day Two
Virtual Stock Market rules the roost
A student participates in a clay modelling contest during the PEC Fest in Chandigarh on Saturday Chandigarh, November 20
PEC Fest gathered momentum on day two with all organisers and participants carrying on with vigour. The first event of the day “Virtual Stock Market” and second round of “The Apprentice”, an event based on a reality show saw a huge participation. Simultaneously, at other venues today, finals of Hindi and English debate took place. CCET, Sector 26, bagged first positions in English debate.
SHAPING THE LORD: A student participates in a clay modelling contest during the PEC Fest in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Senate Byelection
Narinder wins by 15 votes
Chandigarh, November 20 Narinder Singh Sidhu, principal, Guru Nanak College, Doraha, today won Panjab University Senate byelection by a margin of 15 votes.

Youth fest at Hansraj school
Panchkula, November 20
Mahatma Hansraj Aryan National Youth Festival will be organised at Hansraj Public School. Participants from 13 zones, including Bihar, Delhi, Haryana (Faridabad), Haryana (Panchkula), Himachal Pradesh, J & K, Ranchi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatishgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, South, UP, Uttarakhand, WB, Orissa and Sikkim will be participating in the three-day event.

Spreading AIDS awareness
Chandigarh, November 20
AIDS Awareness and Public Health Society of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42 (PGGCG), organised various competitions on the college campus.

PU Notes
Book on literary criticism
CHANDIGARH: A book on literary criticism authored by Akshaya Kumar, department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, has been acknowledged by the “World Literature Today” (WLT), as one of the essential books on modern Indian writings since Independence. The World Literature Today is a literary journal and is published by the University of Oklahoma, United States. The journal in its special issue, “Writings on Modern India”, has chosen Kumar’s poetry “Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts”, as one among 60 books of the modern Indian writings, which “have served as important literary markers” in the post-Independence India.

Lecture on Guru Nanak’s preachings
Chandigarh, November 20
On the occasion of Gurpurb a special lecture was delivered by Jaspal Kaur Kaang, chairperson of the Guru Nanak Sikh Studies for students and research scholars in the department of University School of Open Learning, Panjab University.

Panjab varsity don’s work acknowledged
Chandigarh, November 20
A book of literary criticism authored by Akshaya Kumar, the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, has been acknowledged by ‘World Literature Today’ (WLT) as one of the “essential” books on modern Indian writings since Independence.



Children take part in a Nagar Kirtan on the eve of the birth anniversary of
Children take part in a Nagar Kirtan on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Scribe commits suicide
Kharar, November 20
Ashwini Sachdeva, a reporter with Punjabi vernacular, committed suicide here today.
Sachdeva jumped into a canal near Kajauli water works this morning at 10 am. Before taking such an extreme step, he called up his friend in Kharar.

Factory Fire
One more worker dies at PGI
Dera Bassi, November 20
One more factory worker died who was injured in the fire that broke out at Anuja health care limited, Dera Bassi, on Tuesday November 16.Two factory worker earlier succumbed to injures at the PGI, Chandigarh. Three workers out of four were dead till now. According to information, factory worker NS Sharma succumbed to fire injures today at the PGI, Chandigarh.


A car that fell in a ditch on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi
A car that fell in a ditch on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

578 students test their skills
Patiala, November 20
“Technoquest”, including paper presentations and IT quiz contest was held at MM Modi College here yesterday.
College principal Dr SK Bhardwaj said Technoquest was a state-level festival of technical education and Information Technology. He further said 578 students from 17 technical educational institutions, including Punjabi University and Thapar University, Patiala, participated.


Cop in trouble on Fiza’s complaint
Mohali, November 20
Acting on a complaint of police inaction filed by Fiza alias Anuradha Bali, a local court today directed the Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, to take action against the investigating officer ASI Gurbachan Singh.

Policemen acquitted of graft
Chandigarh, November 20
The Special CBI Court of Darshan Singh today acquitted a UT Police sub-inspector, Dewan Chand, and a constable Jasbir Singh in a corruption case as the prosecution failed to prove the charges.

EWS: Petitioner files application
Chandigarh: Pankaj Chandgothia, petitioner in the economically weaker section (EWS) quota case, today moved an application in the court of Anshul Berry seeking interim directions to the education department and DPI(S) directing them to invite the Independent Schools Association for discussion and to mutually work out the modalities for implementing the quota. — TNS


Man stabbed in brawl
Chandigarh, November 20
A 22-year-old youth stabbed a man who objected him from making advances toward his wife in Ram Darbar on Friday night. The accused identified as Shibu, a resident of Indira Awas in Phase II, Ram Darbar, also attacked the victim’s mother.

45-year-old attacked, robbed of Rs 10,000
Chandigarh, November 20
Three unidentified motorcyclists robbed a Sector 39 resident of Rs 10,000 and a wristwatch after throwing chilly power in his eyes and assaulting him at a bus stop near the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) early this morning.

Scooterist killed in mishap
Chandigarh, November 20
A 60-year-old scooterist was killed after being knocked down by a Honda City car in a hit-and-run case in Sector 26. In another incident, a scooterist was injured after being hit by a CTU bus.

Man duped of Rs 6.5 lakh
Mohali, November 20
In his complaint, Balbir Singh, a resident of Matwali, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, alleged that Naresh Kumar, a travel agent, Shashi Bala and Ravi, all residents of Morinda, had duped him of Rs 6.5 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Greece.


Tennis Meet
16 players in third round
Chandigarh, November 20
About 16 players have moved into the third round of the AITA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament being hosted by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) in Sector 10 here today.

The winners with their trophy in Chandigarh on Saturday St John’s clinch football title
Chandigarh, November 20
St John’s School, Sector 26, won the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Boys’ Football Championship defeating St Kabir School, Sector 26, by 1-0.
Crucial goal for St John's School was scored by Parvez Chaudhary in the 57th minute.

The winners with their trophy in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Sports day
Zirakpur: GS Memorial Public Senior School organised its sports day on Saturday. A cultural programme was also held. Students of the junior wing participated in various competitions. Zirakpur traffic inspector Devinder Singh was the special guest on the occasion.



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