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UT depts squabble over rural building bylaws
Chandigarh, November 22
Two UT administration departments - urban planning and rural development & ‘panchayats’ - have locked horns over framing building bylaws for villages situated in the union territory, with the result that the villages continue to be without any bylaws resulting in mushrooming of illegal structures.

‘Jinxed’ finance dept has no head
Chandigarh, November 22
In the wake of UT Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar proceeding on leave following his role in tampering with orders of former UT Administrator SF Rodrigues for securing a lifetime membership of the Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA), the finance department seems to have become a hot potato for bureaucrats.


Rupa Singh, mother of Sanam Singh. CLTA city lad’s learning ground

Chandigarh, November 22
City lad and former CLTA trainee Sanam Krishan Singh has done the city proud by winning a gold medal in lawn tennis men’s doubles event in the Asian Games being held at Guangzhou in China today.Somdev and Sanam secured India’s third successive men’s doubles crown with an energy-sapping 6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-8 victory in the final.

Rupa Singh, mother of Sanam Singh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Village can’t charge vehicle ‘entry tax’
Chandigarh, November 22
Motorists passing through Daria village near the city’s railway station will no longer have to pay “entry tax” following the UT administration’s move to stop the practice by withdrawing the ‘gram parvesh’ tax. The development is significant as a resident had earlier accused the village ‘sarpanch’ and a contractor of pocketing lakhs of rupees since April, 2010 by collecting the illegal tax from vehicle owners transiting through the village.

High Drama at Police HQ
Woman booked for suicide bid

Chandigarh, November 22
The police today booked a 24-year-old married woman, who accused her in-laws of giving her poison, on charges of attempt to commit suicide.The woman identified as Mona, a resident of Manimajra, went to the UT Police Headquarters to report the matter, where she collapsed. She reached the headquarters in an autorickshaw and fainted in the parking. She was rushed to the Sector 16 Government Multi Speciality Hospital. Her condition is stated to be stable.

that time of the year again

Exotic migratory birds like Siberian duck, stork and crane have arrived at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Exotic migratory birds like Siberian duck, stork and crane have arrived at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.Tribune photo: S Chandan


Students present a folk dance during the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan National Youth Festival in Panchkula on Monday. Bhajan, skit mark youth fest end

Panchkula, November 22
DAV Public School, Dehradun, bagged the first position in the devotional bhajan/shabad event on the second day of the Mahatma Hansraj Youth Festival that concluded at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, here today.

Students present a folk dance during the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan National Youth Festival in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Body donation catching on
Number doubles to 18 at PGI this year
Chandigarh, November 22
City residents have started coming forward to help the needy and promote medical research by pledging their bodies.

Complainant Satisfaction
PCR cop to approach callers for feedback
Chandigarh, November 22
In its bid to improve the functioning of the police, the Chandigarh Police has deputed an inspector of the Police Control Room (PCR) wing to contact persons who are not satisfied with the police working after reporting the matter.

Failure to provide info under RTI Act
CIC tells PGI authorities to file affidavit
Chandigarh, November 22
Following PGI’s failure to provide information sought under the Right to Information Act to a former employee on the pretext that the file concerned was untraceable, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the authorities to file an affidavit in this regard.

2 offenders lose driver’s licence for 3 months
Chandigarh, November 22
The Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) Chandigarh has debarred two habitual traffic rule offenders from holding driver’s licence for a period of three months following recommendations made by the Chandigarh Traffic Police.

Beopar mandal functionaries elevated
Chandigarh, November 22
Shyam Bihari Mishra, president of All-India Udyog Beopar Mandal (AIUBM), has nominated several senior functionaries of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) to the national executive as members and office-bearers.

New Lake, old story
Festivities scar Sec-42 water body
Chandigarh, November 22
Over two years after the New Lake in Sector 42 was opened to residents of the southern sectors for relaxation and providing an alternative spot for the performance of rituals on religious functions like Chhat Puja and Ganesh Puja, the water body is dying a slow death.

Raid on food joint, 3 LPG cylinders seized
Chandigarh, November 22
The department of food and civil supplies of UT administration today conducted a raid on an eating joint in Sector 32 and seized three domestic LPG cylinders.

Bank staff call off strike
Chandigarh, November 22
The proposed two-day nationwide strike scheduled for November 25 and 26 by around 2.25 lakh work force of the State Bank of India has been withdrawn as the central government has accorded approval to the distribution of balancing cost of pension following the ninth bipartite settlement. According to a press release, the government has also to enhance ceiling of pay for pension at the rate of 50 per cent from Rs 21,040 to Rs 31,500. Beyond this, the pay pension would be given at the rate of 40 per cent subject to a minimum of Rs 15,750.

Garbage Dumping Mess
MC still undecided about outsourcing work
sanitation contract expires after three days
Mohali, November 22
Failing to understand the gravity of situation, the Mohali municipal council has still not cleared the proposal to give the sanitation work on contract for another year, even as the present contract expires after three days.

Little respite from stench for residents
Panchkula, November 22
Even though the district administration has decide to put earth on the garbage being dumped in Sector 23 across the Ghaggar, residents have failed to get any respite from the stench emanating from the dump.


With temperature dipping in Chandigarh, woollens finally came out on Monday.
With temperature dipping in Chandigarh, woollens finally came out on Monday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

1 killed in mishap
Mohali, November 22
A student of an engineering college was killed after he was reportedly hit by a vehicle near Tangori village.

Farmers should go in for dairy farming
Mohali, November 22
Farmers in Punjab should go in for dairy development to make themselves economically better, as land holdings were decreasing and even the fertility of land was reducing, said NK Sharma, chairman of the Mohali District Planning Board, here today.

Chemist succumbs to injuries
Zirakpur, November 22
A chemist, who was shot by two unidentified persons on November 1, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, today. The deceased was identified as Ravinder Singh, owner of the Singh Medicos, situated near AKS Colony on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway.

Wedding Season: Commuters at the receiving end
Zirakpur, November 22
With the onset of wedding season, the patience of commuters will be put to test, as it will take longer than usual to reach Zirakpur.Zirakpur has around 25 marriage palaces on a 18 sq-km stretch.

Students take out rally
Zirakpur, November 22
To mark the United World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, the traffic police, along with students of GS Memorial, took out a rally to spread awareness about traffic rules.

Raw material shortage hits projects
Work on the Sector 48 community centre has been delayed due tonon-availability of raw materialChandigarh, November 22
Most development projects of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) are running behind schedule due to acute shortage of sand and gravel after a ban was imposed on mining in Haryana by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Work on the Sector 48 community centre has been delayed due tonon-availability of raw material. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ghazal soiree enthrals audience
Work on the Sector 48 community centre has been delayed due to non-availability of raw material. Panchkula, November 22
An absorbing ghazal concert marked the release of an Urdu book “Ek Jazeera Dhoop Ka” with its Hindi version and “Lamhe Lamhe” on poetry and personality of Urdu poet Ramendra Jakhu Sahil, a senior Haryana bureaucrat, at a largely attended function held at the Inderdhanush auditorium here today.

Work on the Sector 48 community centre has been delayed due to non-availability of raw material. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Kalka, Pinjore residentsseek fresh elections
Panchkula, November 22
Residents of Kalka and Pinjore areas have demanded fresh elections to the zila parishad as well as sarpanches and panches in the Kalka municipal committee and panchayat samitis of the district. Residents led by Vijay Bansal, patron, Shivalik Vikas Manch, recently submitted a memorandum to Haryana election commissioner. Bansal said they would also submit representation before other authorities.


AIEEE on April 24
Chandigarh, November 22
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to hold the All-India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) on April 24, 2011.The CBSE said as per the directives of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, the AIEEE was conducted for admissions to NITs and deemed universities and in a few state institutions for admission to BE, BTech, B Arch and B Planning courses.

‘Strengthen education system for higher literacy percentage’
CMA president delivers a lecture during an interactive meet in Chandigarh on MondayChandigarh, November 22
The Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) today organised an interactive meet on “Punjab education: Skills development and roadmap ahead” at the Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan.Punjab education minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan was the chief guest.

CMA president delivers a lecture during an interactive meet in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

PU Notes
CHANDIGARH: Eminent scientist, Dr Krishan Lal, former director, National Physical Laboratory, and Prof SV Kesar, professor emeritus (chemistry) of Panjab University, were honoured by Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti for their distinguished services in their respective fields today.

From Schools
Mohali: Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Mohali, held its annual function. Junior school students presented Ganesh Vandana, while seniors presented Saraswati Vandana to mark beginning of the function. Students from nursery to Class IV presented varied hues of India highlighting unity in diversity. “School Chale Hum” laid emphasis on education for all. The medley of songs, dances and plays continued with the senior section setting the stage on fire with its fusion dance performance, while “Barso re Megha” talked about the importance of monsoon in India. Colourful peacock dance, dandiya and qawwali added zing to the mood.


Parul shines in poetry recitation contest
Patiala, November 22
Parul Goyal of Blossom Senior Secondary School, Patiala, bagged the first prize in the inter-school poetry recitation competition in the English category here on Saturday.


An elderly man pulls a bicycle laden with fodder in Rajpura.
An elderly man pulls a bicycle laden with fodder in Rajpura. A Tribune photograph

Plays mark annual function celebrations
Patiala, November 22
Bhupindra International Public School celebrated its annual function-cum-convocation ceremony on the school premises here on Saturday.AMD of PIDB Shivdular Singh Dhillon graced the occasion as the chief guest. The function started with the recitation of Gayatri Mantra and Mool Mantra, which was followed by captivating performances by tiny tots of the school.

Guru Tegh Bahadur club emerge champs
Bassi Pathana, November 22
Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey Club, Baba Bakala, won the under-14 Punjab State Open Hockey Championship by defeating Dala Brothers Hockey Academy, Moga, 5-3 here yesterday.

‘Network with local child rights bodies must’
Ambala, November 22
“Many child labourers working in hotels and restaurants in the district have gone unnoticed by the Labour Department. They should courageously fight against the social menace. There is a need to create awareness against trafficking of women and child labour”. This was stated by Anil Kumar, Commissioner, Ambala Division, who was the chief guest in a “workshop on bonded child labour” organised by the district administration and the Labour Department here recently.


Youth held for rape bid
Chandigarh, November 22
The police today arrested a 19-year-old youth from public toilets in colony No. 4 on charges of attempting to rape a 12-year-old girl here this afternoon.Industrial Area police station SHO Malkiat Singh said the accused, identified as Anil Kumar, was a drug addict and unemployed.

UP resident held with poppy husk
Chandigarh, November 22
The police yesterday arrested an Uttar Pradesh resident and seized 7.9 kg poppy husk from him.The police arrested 21-year-old Sunil Kumar Yadav from the railway bridge, near CTU workshop in Industrial Area, Phase I, last night.

Three booked for snatching
Chandigarh, November 22
Three persons snatched Rs 10,000, a mobile phone and a gold chain from a Darua resident late last night.Baljinder Singh, a resident of Darua village, reported to the police alleging that Vicky, who address was not know, along with two others snatched Rs 10,000, gold chain and a mobile phone from him around 11.40 pm at Lakshmi Narayan Market in Sector 26 yesterday.

In-laws booked for ‘strangling’ woman
Panchkula, November 22
The police has booked five persons of a family for allegedly strangling Payal (daughter-in- law) a few days ago. The accused had dumped her body in the water tank on the roof of their house to make it look like a suicide.


Choi Kwang Do Meet
Double delight for Haryana
Panchkula, November 22
Haryana got the first position by winning seven gold, three silver and one bronze medals in the boys’ events of the Sub-Junior National Choi Kwang Do Boys and Girls’ U-14 Championship at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here.

Junior golfers get EGTF certificates
Chandigarh, November 22
Twenty-seven junior golfers in the 6-15 age-group received certificates for participating in various EGTF junior golf coaching programmes conducted by the Chandigarh Golf Club Academy between July and November this year.

A player in action during the AITA championship organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association in Chandigarh on Monday
A player in action during the AITA championship organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

City golfer fires best card
Chandigarh, November 22
Feroz Singh Garewal of Chandigarh fired the best card of the day, one-under 69, to win the B category title in the silver anniversary tournament of the Albatross Junior Golf Tour on the par-70 greens of the Tollygunge Golf Club in Kolkata.

Gurinder scripts Punjab U-19 win
Mohali, November 22
Gurinder Singh’s six-wicket haul helped Punjab U-19 defeat West Bengal U-19.Resuming at overnight score of 70 for two, West Bengal were bowled out for 283 in 87.4 overs, thus conceding an innings and 90-run win to Punjab.

Little Flower get better of St Xavier’s
Chandigarh, November 22
St Kabir Public School, last year’s winner; St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, last year’s runner-up; St Xavier’s, Mohali; St Stephen-44; Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula; and Strawberry World School, Sector 26, got a bye to the second round in the ICSE Girls’ Basketball Tournament that kicked off at St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, here today.

GMSSS-56 to face GSSS-18 in final
Chandigarh, November 22
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, is all set to clash with Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, in the final of the Junior State Cricket Women Tournament (U-19) for Pt Kedarnath Trophy to be held on November 25 at GMSSS-56.



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