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Two more lose Rs. 4.62 lakh
Panchkula, November 26
Two more account holders, who between them lost Rs 4.62 lakh, fell victim to ATM card cloning here today, taking the number of such fraudulent transactions to over 31.

Banks still to refund earnest money
Mohali, November 26
Patience is running out for over three lakh unsuccessful applicants for the Aerocity project as various banks that financed the earnest money have still to start refunding the money despite the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) transferring about Rs 6,500 crore to financial institutions in the last 10 days.



A dog race at the rural sports festival organised by Sukhdev Singh Gill Welfare Club in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Friday.
A dog race at the rural sports festival organised by Sukhdev Singh Gill Welfare Club in Phase VIII, Mohali, on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

‘Carnival opening on 26/11 anniversary ill-timed’
Inappropriate says Senior Deputy Mayor
Chandigarh, November 26
Even as the country marked the second anniversary of the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, a seemingly forgetful UT administration chose the day to inaugurate the annual Chandigarh Carnival, a three-day cultural and entertainment extravaganza, with much fanfare at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10. In contrast, barely a kilometer away, councillors attending the municipal corporation’s general house meeting displayed greater sensitivity by observing two minutes’ silence in memory of the victims and martyrs.

FS granted leave till end of tenure
Chandigarh, November 26
The UT administration today sanctioned the long leave of finance secretary Sanjay Kumar until his last day of deputation, which is January 10. Advisor to the administrator Pradip Mehra has requested the home affairs ministry to speed up the process of his repatriation to Punjab so that his successor could be appointed at the earliest.

3 brothers get 10-year jail for rape
High drama in court
Chandigarh, November 26
There was high drama at the district courts here today when a local court sentenced three brothers to 10 years of imprisonment for raping a minor two year ago.


Chandigarh Carnival has entry fee
People donning traditional attire wave to the crowd.Chandigarh, November 26
Celebrations come for a price! At least, it is so for the annual extravaganza, Chandigarh Carnival. Hosted as a city affair, inviting all residents to get together for annual celebrations, for the past more than a decade, the UT administration is, from this year, charging Rs 5 as entry fee to the annual festivities.

People donning traditional attire wave to the crowd. Tribune photos: S Chandan

It’s getting bigger, better
Chandigarh, November 26
Flowers, bookmarks, souvenirs and activities is what the Chandigarh Carnival offers to residents of the city. Started as Children Carnival in 1998, this fair is only getting bigger and better with each passing year.

MC says no to congestion tax
Councillors’ meeting in progress at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, November 26
The municipal corporation (MC) today rejected the proposal to impose congestion tax on vehicles entering Sectors 17, 22, 35 and 26 with a view to ease traffic congestion.

Councillors’ meeting in progress at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Friday. A Tribune photograph

MC House’s new drama
Councillors, bureaucracy lock horns again

Chandigarh, November 26
Elected representatives and bureaucracy of the municipal corporation today locked horns again, with 17 councillors, including Mayor Anu Chatrath, lodging a formal complaint against Joint Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar with the Home-cum-Local Government Secretary for “lowering the sanctity of the House”.

India needs to strengthen secularism: K’taka Guv
Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj releases a book published by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, November 26
Stressing that secularism was the most important aspect of society, Governor of Karnataka, HR Bhardwaj said secularism was the basic foundation on which India was built and it should be further strengthened.

Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj releases a book published by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Captain’s rally defaces Zirakpur highway
Hoardings of Amarinder Singh under the Zirakpur flyover on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway.Zirakpur, November 26
Chaos marked Zirakpur roads during the road show of newly elected Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh. Commuters travelling on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway and the Panchkula-Patiala highway had a real tough time, as traffic remained stuck at many points of the town.

Hoardings of Amarinder Singh under the Zirakpur flyover on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway. A Tribune photograph 

Trade fairs elsewhere?
Chandigarh, November 26 The Chandigarh administration has been directed to consider the feasibility of shifting trade fairs from Sector 17 to some other venue, such as Sectors 25 and 34, to avoid traffic chaos.

Uppal’s Marble Arch penalised
Chandigarh, November 26
The Chandigarh Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised the Uppal’s Marble Arch with payment of interest on the amount deposited for a house that was not delivered on time. A rate of 10 per cent is due on the paid amount of ` 99.23 lakh from the due date of possession (April 1, 2009) till the date of actual payment.

26/11 anniv
Cops hold flag march
Chandigarh, November 26
Apprehending possibility of trouble by anti-social elements during the second anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terrorists attack, the police today carried out a flag march in busy markets across the city.

Neerja Bhanot conferred Karamveer Puraskar
Chandigarh, November 26
The Courage of Conviction Karamveer Puraskar award instituted by iCONGO was conferred on late Neerja Bhanot, former senior purser aboard Pan Am Clipper 73. Her brother Akhil Bhanot collected the award.

A baby hawk injured by an aeroplane wing at a private nursing home at Sector 47 in Chandigarh on Friday.
A baby hawk injured by an aeroplane wing at a private nursing home at Sector 47 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

3 kids found unconscious in park
Panchkula, November 26
Three children were found lying unconscious under mysterious circumstances in a park here today. The victims, identified as Sonu (11), Mangal (7) and Anish (7), were rushed to General Hospital, Sector 6, from where they were referred to the PGI.

Media fest at SD College
Chandigarh, November 26
ISBM School of Communication in collaboration with the volunteers of Spirit India of GGDSD College, Sector 32, organised their media fest “Mindprints 2010” on the college premises today.

Khaki action at police station
Chandigarh, November 26
Sub-inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon allegedly roughed up the constable on duty, Hitesh Kumar, at the Sector 11 police station here today.

20 new posts for GMCH okayed
Chandigarh, November 26
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given its approval to the creation of an additional 20 technical posts for the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

UT SSP inspects PCR fleet
Chandigarh, November 26
The UT SSP inspected the police control room (PCR) fleet at the Police Lines in Sector 26 here.

Agri-food cluster to be set up in Mohali
Chandigarh, November 26
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) Director Dr Rakesh Tuli today said the Department of Biotechnology, along with Punjab government was establishing an agri-food cluster in Mohali.


Board exams still the first choice
Chandigarh, November 26
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry’s idea of making Class X boards optional seems to have failed with over 80 per cent of city students having opted for them rather than the school-conducted exams.

From school & colleges
Students of Tender Heart School perform at the annual function in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday. ‘Homecoming’
Chandigarh: Scintillating dances, melodious songs and yoga performances marked “The Homecoming”, annual function of Tender Hearts School. An English play highlighting the importance of friends was the key highlight of the function.

Students of Tender Heart School perform at the annual function in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on Friday. Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

PU notes
International conference
Chandigarh: Professor Ashok Mishra, chairman, Global Alliances (intellectual ventures) Bangaluru, inaugurated a two-day international conference on “Polymer Science and Engineering: Emerging Dimensions” at the Panjab University campus here on Friday. Misra traced the importance of polymers ever since its discovery, its origin to its applications to the packaging works. Ajay Shah, senior vice-president, RIL, Mumbai, in his keynote address stressed on the commercial and technical aspects of uses of polymers as well as its applications in various spheres.

PUSU submits memo to VC
Demands date extension for depositing fee
Chandigarh, November 26
The Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) submitted a memorandum to the PU Vice -Chancellor highlighting the problems of students of the UIHMT (University Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism).


‘Negligence’ of doctor deforms girl’s hand
Ambala, November 26
Sneha, a 7-year-old girl, would not be able to write with her right hand throughout her life as the fingers of her right hand have deformed badly due to alleged medical negligence of a doctor of the civil hospital, Ambala. Now, her teachers are helping her learn to write with her left hand.

Thieves strike at two religious places
Ambala, November 26
Thieves targeted two religious places at Ambala City late last evening and decamped with cash and gold ornaments.


Rs. 50,000 fine imposed on GMADA
Chandigarh, November 26
Taking up a petition filed by Janta Land Promoters Limited alleging inaction in implementing the agreement for developing industrial plots in Sector 82 and residential plots in Sectors 90 and 91 of Mohali, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today imposed a penalty of Rs. 50,000 on the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

Private help in restoring monuments desirable: HC
Chandigarh, November 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled private participation for restoration of monuments is not only permissible, but also desirable. The partnership, a Division Bench ruled, would go a long was in saving ancient monuments from “complete degeneration”.


23-year-old youth commits suicide
Chandigarh, November 26 Twentythree-year-old Gurpreet Singh committed suicide by hanging himself at his Sector-23 residence late last night.

Youths snatch mobile phone, purse
Chandigarh, November 26
Two snatching incidents were reported form different parts of the city. Amit Kumar, a resident of Phase II, Ram Darbar, alleged that a group of five persons snatched his mobile phone on Thursday near new Railway Bridge.


AITA Tennis Tournament
Ravnoor, Ajay earn bragging rights
Chandigarh, November 26
The day belonged to city players as both singles titles in the AITA Men’s and Women’s Rs 50K Tennis Tournament went to Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association players Ajay Yadav and Ravnoor Kaur at the association’s courts here today.

Medal haul by Chaman Vatika students
Ambala, November 26
Chaman Vatikans clinched five gold, 10 silver and five bronze medals during the All-India Yoga Championship 2010 organised by the Maharishi Pantanjali Yoga Sansthan Palwal and Yoga Association at Palwal.

DAV-15 script win
Chandigarh, November 26
DAV-15 beat St Joseph School by six wickets in the 13th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament on the school’s ground here today.

Tender Heart, St Kabir in basketball final
Chandigarh, November 26
Tender Heart School, Sector 33, and St Kabir, Sector 26, will vie for the top honours in the final of Kabir Trophy for Basketball U- 14 (boys) Tournament at St Kabir here today.

Her talent says it all
Chandigarh, November 26
The success of Shilpi Jaiswal, 21-year deaf girl from Patna, has all ingredients for a prospective runaway Bollywood hit.

21 attend AITA course
Chandigarh, November 26
As many as 21 young candidates from various parts of the country attended the AITA level-III coaches’ course at St Peter’s Tennis Academy, Sector 37, here today.

200 seniors for Happy Heart Golf
Chandigarh, November 26
Around 200 senior citizens above 65 years of age will tee off tomorrow for the five titles at stake in the Happy Heart Golf Tournament for senior citizens to be held on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here.

Sacred Heart on top
Chandigarh, November 26
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, girls won the Inter-School Tae Kwon Do (under-17) title, organised by the UT education department in association with the Tae Kwon Do Association of Chandigarh at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, here today.

Vivek rout Saupin’s 8-0
High five for Angad
Chandigarh, November 26
Angad emerged hero with his five goals, as he helped Vivek High School blank Saupin’s School Mohali 8-0 in the fifth edition of the Chandigarh State Championship (under-13) for Kabir Trophy at St Kabir grounds here today.

Trials to select kabaddi team
Chandigarh, November 26
Trials to select the Chandigarh kabaddi team for junior boys and girls will be held on November 27 at 3 pm at kabaddi grounds of Sports Complex, Sector 42.

Govt School-46 emerge champs
Chandigarh, November 26
Government High School, Sector 46, emerged champions in the under-17 age group of the Chandigarh Inter-School Kho-Kho Tournament for Girls (Under-14, 17, 19) that concluded at MDAV School, Sector 22, here today.


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