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Home Loan interest
CHB wants a share of the pie
Chandigarh, November 21
In a major step towards tiding over financial crises and raising additional finances, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has sought a share from banks financing applicants in forthcoming ventures. Share has also been sought on the processing fee attached with every application.

PCR wing gets more teeth
Chandigarh, November 21
Pushed to the wall by public opinion over thin police presence on roads resulting in increased eve teasing, street fights and daylight robberies, the city police has worked out a multi-prolonged strategy, including more involvement of Police Control Room (PCR) personnel in checking roadside incidents of hooliganism.

Getting your kid into nursery costlier than MBA!
Chandigarh, November 21
You now have to shell out more to get your tiny tot admitted into nursery class in a well-known private school than for securing admission in an MBA course in a reputed institute. While the admission fees at Panjab University’s Business School are Rs 30,000, which includes all charges for a year, the annual expenditure on fees, books and transport for a nursery student is over Rs 70,000.

Pvt hospitals not bound to treat poor for free
Mohali, November 21
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has allowed a majority of privately run multispecialty hospitals to disregard their obligation to provide free treatment to families living below the poverty line.


Rahul Gupta, a student of German department, PU, with poor children. Zeal to serve tells PU student apart
Chandigarh, November 21
Rahul Gupta, a student of the German department of Panjab University who took responsibility to educate 100 poor children two years ago, has been shortlisted by a leading corporate firm as “India’s highly motivated youth” to travel across the country and meet leading social workers. As part of an 18-day annual train journey called “jagriti yatra”, Rahul will accompany other young achievers who have excelled in social work and meet unsung heroes doing commendable work in all states.

Rahul Gupta, a student of German department, PU, with poor children.


Open House
Disharmony between private schools, UT admn
The Chandigarh administration seems to be going a little overboard in implementing the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. It was being made to appear, by the administration, as if a majority of private institutions were nothing more than money minting industries and that government schools were providing the best possible education. Interestingly, wards of a majority of decision makers study in private institutions.

Panchkula’s Sec-19 inhabitants unhappy with village-like amenities
Panchkula, November 21
Despite tall claims made by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Sector 19, set up by the HUDA about two decades ago here, still lacks basic amenities. Roads are still not maintained, streetlights are not functioning, garbage is dumped in vacant plots and public parks are not maintained well.

Devotees light crackers on Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Gurpurb: Devotees throng Nada Sahib gurdwara
Langar, blood donation camp organised
Panchkula, November 21
Over two lakh devotees from the tricity and other adjoining districts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh paid obeisance at the historic Gurdwara Nada Sahib to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev here today.

Monkey scare more serious
The monkey menace in the city appears to have become more acute, with residents now fearing to leave their children alone at home. In one case, a resident of Sector 8 narrated the experience of finding his two-year-old daughter surrounded by monkeys in the backyard of his house when he returned from work.

Now, check fair price shop details online
Chandigarh, November 21
After attracting disrepute for alleged irregularities in maintaining records of the public distribution scheme, the UT administration’s food & supplies department has now brought a whiff of transparency in its functioning. Details of 27 of the 47 “fair price shops” in the city have been posted on its official website with a list of beneficiaries with their number of units, complete with addresses, drawing their quota of foodgrains.

‘Focus on use of natural products on the rise’
Mohali, November 21
A five-day international conference on ‘New Developments in Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Traditional Medicines’ began at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here today.

Glass pieces in PGI patient’s food
Chandigarh, November 21
A contractor supplying food to patients at the Advanced Cardiac Centre (ACC) of the PGI was let off merely with a warning after a patient complained of glass pieces in his meal.

Remembrance day observed
Chandigarh, November 21
ArriveSAFE, a city-based NGO on Road Safety, observed the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for road accident victims at the Plaza, Sector 17, here today. The day is observed on the third Sunday of every November globally.

Digging work puts residents to inconvenience
Chandigarh, November 21
Digging work being carried out by the Chandigarh municipal corporation is causing inconvenience to residents of Sectors 39 and 40.

46 jhuggis gutted
Mohali, November 21
Around 50 families were rendered homeless after their jhuggis were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum area in Phase VI here this evening. Due to timely action by the PCR police and firemen, no loss of human life was reported.

Mansa Devi shrine
Restoration of paintings
Tourism dept approached to invite specialists
Panchkula, November 21
The Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (MMDSB) has asked the Haryana tourism department to invite specialist fresco painters to restore wall paintings at the historic Mata Mansa Devi shrine here.

Debate on human rights
Chandigarh, November 21
The Chandigarh Police organised a debate competition on human rights at the Traffic Police Lines auditorium in Sector 29 here today to create awareness about human rights among its personnel.


From Schools
Chandigarh: Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, won the “Glass Palace Inter-School Choreography Competition”.The school defeated 10 teams. KBDAV School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, stood second, while Amravati Public School, Pinjore, stood third in the three-hour competition. The event was the fusion of Bollywood, classical and folk dances.

Coaching classes for NET
Chandigarh, November 21
Coaching classes for National Eligibility Test (NET) have begun at the Post-graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 42.

Quiz, dance sum up PEC Fest
Students performs bhangra during the PEC Fest 2010 at Sector 12 in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, November 21
The three-day PEC Fest 2010 concluded today. Popular singer Master Saleem, who has sung songs for Bollywood movies like Dostana and Love Aaj Kal, enthralled all. TNT Rock Night, hosted by PEC, saw performances from bands-Old School Tie, Carrot Fish, Fire on Dawson and Thermal and a Quarter. 

Students performs bhangra during the PEC Fest 2010 at Sector 12 in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Qawwali: DAV steals the show
Panchkula, November 21
DAV Public School, Amritsar, Punjab Zone, stood first in qawwali during the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan National Youth Festival that commenced at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here today.

Students present qawwali during the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan National Youth Festival in Panchkula on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

PGI exams go smoothly
Chandigarh, November 21
Stung by the scam involving admission to postgraduate courses, the PGI authorities made good arrangements for MD and MS examination today.


‘Torture’ of youth in police custody
Muslim committee threatens stir
Ambala, November 21
The local Muslim Committee has threatened to launch an agitation if no action was taken against police officials who had allegedly kept a local youth, Mohammad Ayub, in illegal confinement and tortured him 10 days ago.

MC rejects shopping complex building plan
Ambala, November 21
Taking a cue from the collapse of a high-rise building in Luxmi Nagar in Delhi, the Ambala municipal corporation has rejected the building plan of a five-storey structure that had come up on the railway road in the Sadar area of Ambala Cantonment.

Town devoid of basic amenities
Lalru, November 21
In spite of the town being the birthplace of freedom fighter Baba Prithvi Singh Azad, who remained associated with the Gadar Party, successive state governments have done little to improve the basic amenities here.

Kurali residents grapple with industrial pollution
Lalru, November 21
While industry has been the backbone of the town, it has resulted in a serious problem of air and water pollution in the area. Discharge of some chemical factories has been polluting the water of nearby choes.

Voter’s list to be completed by Jan 5: DC
Bassi Pathana, November, 21
The new voter list for the coming Assembly elections of 54 Bassi Pathana (R) assembly constituency will be completed by January 5, Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer said in a press note issued here recently.

400 examined at eye camp
Banur, November 21
Four hundred persons were examined at a free eye check-up camp organised by the Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions at Shambhu Kalan village, near here.


Gang of auto lifters busted
The three youths arrested on theft charge at the Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, November 21
With the arrest of three youths, the police today claimed to have busted a gang of auto lifters. It recovered two motorcycles and five scooters from their possession. It said they were drug addicts and were involved in various cases of theft.

The three youths arrested on theft charge at the Sector 36 police station in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Eight mobile phones seized
Chandigarh, November 21
The staff of the Sector 34 police station has recovered eight stolen mobile phones from 19-year-old Parminder Singh, who was arrested on Friday following his bid to snatch the purse of Mona Sharma of Sector 46.

3 cases of theft
Chandigarh, November 21
Thieves decamped with jewellery and other articles after breaking in at two houses in different parts of the city. Sumitra Negi of Dariya reported to the police that someone stole four pairs of tops, three sets of earrings, a gold ring and a diamond pendant from her house yesterday.


City junior team in Subroto Cup final
Chandigarh, November 21
The Chandigarh junior soccer team made a mark by storming into the final of the Subroto Cup (U-14) being played at Ambedkar Stadium at New Delhi. In today’s semifinal match against NCC (Army) team, the Chandigarh boys thrashed their opponents 2-0.

Nector Life Sciences team in a jubilant mood after winning the AG Corporate T20 Cricket Tournament at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Callaway ties up with CGA to tap golf talent
Chandigarh, November 21
What started as a dream project in 2009 has turned into reality, with Callaway Golf, an American sporting goods company, joining hands with the Chandigarh Golf Association to promote golf and tap talent at the junior level.

Rivtesh, Shreya emerge badminton champs
Mohali, November 21
Rivtesh and Shreya beat Rahul Sharma and Anjali to win the final of Mohali District Junior Badminton Championships (U-16) that concluded today at International Public School. In the doubles also the duo emerged victorious. Ravitesh and Rahul Sharma beat Vikramjit Singh and Prabhdeep Singh in straight two sets 21-6 and 21-11. In the girls events, Shreya and Anjali beat Manmeet and Jastinder 19-21, 21-14 and 21 -10.

Athletics Meet: Amrinder claims top spot in long jump
Panchkula, November 21
Ritesh Sood, Paras, Shivam Gupta, Kemp O’Brien and Himanish emerged champs in the boys’ events, while Magdeline, Muskan Bindal, Apoorva, Khushi and Mehak dominated during the third annual athletics meet of Saupin’s School held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Sector 3, here today.

Inter-corporate cup
HDFC Bank, Infosys register victories
Panchkula, November 21
HDFC Bank beat Weizman Forex Ltd by 15 runs in the First Champions Trophy Inter-Corporate Employees Cup League Cricket Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Garry, Dheeranush march ahead
Chandigarh, November 21
Eight players advanced into the men’s quarterfinals of the AITA Men and Women Rs 50,000 Tournament, being organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), Sector 10, here today.

Punjab U-14 squad announced
Chandigarh, November 21
Vineet Dakha will lead the 15-member Punjab U-14 team that will leave for Delhi to participate in the North Zone Inter-State U-14 tournament, which started in New Delhi yesterday.


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