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Egg on police’s face for security lapses
BJP seeks sedition case against Mirwaiz
Chandigarh, November 25
Intelligence failure and police ineffectiveness came to the fore again today when activists of right-wing Hindu organizations and Kashmiri Pandits physically assaulted Hurriyat Conference leaders Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Bilal Lone at Kisan Bhawan in Sector 35.
A protester grapples with an organiser during the melee at a seminar at Kisan Bhavan in Chandigarh A protester grapples with an organiser during the melee at a seminar at Kisan Bhavan in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

‘Corruption, lack of accountability bane of MC’
Chandigarh, November 25
Not mincing any words about the “corruption, absence of any accountability and utter chaos” in the functioning of the municipal corporation, nominated councillor Pallav Mukherjee today said the civic body is organizing several official trips, which are essentially meaningless exercises, making purchases at exorbitant prices and undertaking many projects - particularly on road construction - without any justification.

HC rap for home ministry
Chandigarh, November 25
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs today found itself at the receiving end in Chandigarh IT Park land acquisition case with the Punjab and Haryana High Court verbally lambasting it for “washing its hands off the controversy” by leaving the decision to go ahead with the process on the UT administration.


ATM fraud: Two more lose Rs 3.5 lakh
Panchkula, November 25
With two more people falling prey to ATM card cloning, investigations by the district police have revealed that the bank managements appear least concerned about the security of their staff members as well as their clients. As many as 14 bank branches in Panchkula and Pinjore have failed to install close-circuit cameras or deploy gunmen.

2 speeding bikers ram into stationary cars
Underage boys cops’ sons, both let off
Chandigarh, November 25
Two youngsters, both minors and sons of policemen, who were reportedly racing on their Enfield Bullet motorcycles at breakneck speed had a miraculous escape when their bikes rammed into two vehicles parked outside a house in Sector 20D here today morning.


HUDA property attached
Failed to settle payments to farmers against acquisition of land
Panchkula, November 25
High drama prevailed at the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) head office here today when district court officials attached the property of the state urban development authority for not settling payments to land owners against the acquisition of land.
Cars of HUDA being towed away in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Cars of HUDA being towed away in Panchkula

Community Centres
MC to finalise bylaws
Chandigarh, November 25
The 159th meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, scheduled to be held here on November 26, is to finalise the bylaws for running of various community centres under the civic body.

De-addiction Centre
Explanation sought from hospital in charge
Mohali, November 25
Mohali Civil Surgeon has sought an explanation from the SMO, in charge of the local Civil Hospital, regarding the drug de-addiction centre which is not being run properly, despite orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Sanitation contractors get 2-month extension
Mohali, November 25
Two months extension has been given to sanitation contractors as the earlier contract expired today even as history was created when the vice-president belonging to the opposition group conducted the proceedings of the general house meeting in the absence of the president and the senior vice-president of the civic body.

Canada reopens doors for Punjabi farmers
Mohali, November 25
Canadian government has re-opened Federal Immigrant Investor Programme from December 1 to grant permanent residency to the investors from across the world. With the re-opening of the programme, the doors for immigration to Canada have opened for the Punjabi farmers as well.

Jaspal Bhatti takes a potshot at scams
Chandigarh, November 25
Quoting the example of the controversial Tata Housing project in Kansal, ace comedian Jaspal Bhatti said when a “country’s bosses (MPs and MLAs) were engaged in making money out of controversial projects, a common man too should be allowed to make as much money and property as he can.
Comedian Jaspal Bhatti takes a dig at the controversial TATA Housing project in Kansal and other scams that have hit the country during a street show in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Comedian Jaspal Bhatti takes a dig at the controversial TATA Housing project in Kansal and other scams that have hit the country during a street show in Chandigarh

Misuse of Beacons
States told to place rules on record
Chandigarh, November 25
The states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have been asked to place on record the rules framed on the use of red or blue beacons atop the vehicles to prevent its misuse.

Wages revised
Chandigarh, November 25
The minimum rates of wages in respect of workers employed in the 44 scheduled employments in the UT have been revised with effect from June 1, 2010. The revised rate of minimum wages for unskilled category is Rs 5,000 per month while for the semi-skilled-II category it will be Rs 5,150 per month.

Workshop on paediatrics at PGI
Chandigarh, November 25
It was a proud moment for the paediatric department at the PGI when the workshop on “How to teach evidence-based medicine” started on the institute’s campus yesterday.


Date for submission of PhD thesis extended
Chandigarh, November 25
The Panjab University Syndicate today extended the date of submission of thesis of PhD till June 30, 2011 for the candidates enrolled under old regulations. The decision is bound to rejoice hundreds of students who were earlier asked to submit this thesis latest by December 31, 2010.

350 poor students get free books, stationery
Mohali, November 25
As many as 350 students from Jeevan Mukta Nishukla Vidyaliya, Jagatpura, Sector 48, were given free books and stationery by the GJ-IMT Rotaract Club, a part of Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions, at a function held at “Jeevan Mukta Nishukla Vidyaliya today.

From Schools & Colleges
Youth programme
Chandigarh: Members of the Bal Panchayat at Bapu Dham Colony in collaboration with UT State AIDS Control Society staged a play ``Nasha Mukht Bapu Dham’ in the presence of a visiting Oxfam International Youth Partnerships programme (OIYP) delegation and other prominent religious and social leaders in the city.

PU Notes
Students protest
Chandigarh: Members of the Indian National Students’ Organisation (INSO) and students of masters of social work (MSW)department along with council members protested in front of the Vice-Chancellor office highlighting the problems being faced by the MSW department.
Students protest outside the VC’s office on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Students protest outside the VC’s office


More trouble for Badals
Another SAD leader revolts
Bassi Pathana, November 25
All is not well in the SAD in Bassi Pathana assembly constituency as another party leader today held a meeting of his supporters at his residence and criticised the working of the party leaders in the district.

Faculty Exchange Programme
Doaba college signs MoU
Kharar, November 25
Professor Rae Morgan, head of pharmacy, Wolverhampton University, UK, visited Doaba Group of Colleges, Kharar, and signed an MoU for faculty exchange programme, joint research projects and admission to students for pharmacy.


Ruchika case crusader petitions against gender offence
Chandigarh, November 25
After fighting the oppressive system while seeking justice in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, Anand Parkash has decided to fight it out for other victims as well.


Four arrested for disrupting traffic
Chandigarh, November 25
The police on Wednesday arrested four flower sellers from traffic lights point in different parts of the city on charges of causing disruption in traffic.

Assault Case
Accused arrested, escapes from police custody
Chandigarh, November 25
A DAV College student reportedly escaped from the police custody in Chandigarh today. The accused has been identified as Maninder Singh.

20 booked for vandalising house
Zirakpur, November 25
The Baltana police today booked more than 20 persons for vandalising a house in Saini Vihar, Phase V, Baltana. The accused also smashed the windowpanes of the four cars of the neighbours parked on the road.


AITA Tennis Championship
Ravnoor, Jaspreet to battle it out in final
Chandigarh, November 25
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association’s player Ravnoor Kaur will face Jaspreet Kaur in the girls’ singles final in the ongoing AITA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship at the CLTA courts here.

CLTA to honour Asian Games gold medallist
Chandigarh, November 25
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association will conduct a special award ceremony at the CLTA Tennis Stadium to honour Sanam Krishan Singh, who brought laurels to the country by winning gold in the doubles event in the 16th Asian Games.

Edmund Rice Cricket
Skipper Angad fashions St John’s win
Chandigarh, November 25
With his captain’s knock, Angad Chahal (65 off 47) enabled St John’s A team register a 102-run victory over Hansraj Public School in the 13th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament at St John’s School, here today.

St John’s ride on Krishna’s hat-trick
Chandigarh, November 25
Krishna’s hat-trick enabled St John’s High School, Sector 26, to register a 5-0 win over Ashiana Public School in the St Kabir Football Trophy Tournament-2010 here today. Krishna broke the back of the rival team by netting three goals in a row (5th, 15th and 19th minutes).

Tae Kwon Do Meet
Shishu Niketan girls lay hands on trophy
Chandigarh, November 25
The martial arts team of Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, brought laurels by winning under-14 (girls) Inter-School Tae Kwon Do Championship, organised by UT education department, Chandigarh, in association with the Tae Kwon Do Association of Chandigarh at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, here today.

SGGSSS-35 girls claim top honours
Chandigarh, November 25
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, girls’ under-19 team won top honours in the UT Inter-School Kho-Kho (Under-14, 17, 19 ) Tournament organised after beating Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, by four point one turn at MDAV School, Sector 22 here today.

St Kabir cagers tame St Xavier’s
Chandigarh, November 25
Host St Kabir School, Sector 26, thrashed St Xavier’s School, Mohali, 23-5 in a league match of St Kabir Basketball Trophy 2010 (girls) at the school courts here today.

DPS eves, NPS lads emerge basketball champions
Panchkula, November 25
Delhi Public School girls brought cheer to the school by finishing champions in the 7th Emily Gosain Memorial Basketball Tournament 2010 at St Xavier’s School courts here today.

Players of Delhi Public School who won the 7th Emily Gosain Memorial Basketball Tournament 2010 at Panchkula on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Players of Delhi Public School who won the 7th Emily Gosain Memorial Basketball Tournament 2010 at Panchkula

City girl in pre-coaching camp
Chandigarh, November 25
Kishmita Sachdeva of Saupin’s School, Sector 32, made the city proud by her selection in the India Pre-Coaching Soccer camp (U-17 girls) to be held in April next year.


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