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ATM Fraud
No light in sight yet

Panchkula, November 27
The police is still groping in the dark in ATM card-cloning cases, through which residents of the town have lost more than Rs 10 lakh in the past two weeks.

This is how it is done
Panchkula, November 27
Even as there is no breakthrough in fraudulent ATM withdrawals, bank officials, on their own, have started making their clients aware of the modus operandi of the miscreants.

(Top L)The equipment being installed beside an ATM card slot (R) The equipment as it appears besidean ATM card slot. (Bottom L) The PIN-reading camera being installed beside an ATM. (R) The camera, in leaflet box, focuses on the ATM keypad.

Suresh Kumar Charred body of realtor found
Mohali, November 27
The charred body of a 25-year-old Panchkula-based property dealer was found in a burnt Maruti Swift car near Siswan village on the Mullanpur-Baddi highway late last night. The charred body of Suresh Kumar, who ran a property business at Kharar, was found lying in the rear seat of the car.


Cash, goods worth Rs 3 lakh stolen in P’kula
Panchkula, November 27
The ransacked house in Sector 25, Panchkula. Keeping the police on its toes thieves once again targeted business and residential buildings in various sectors of the city and decamped with cash, jewellery and goods worth Rs 3 lakh.

The ransacked house in Sector 25, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


Fin secy Issue
Patil returns to city today

Projects may be probed

Chandigarh, November 27 With UT Administrator Shivraj Patil returning to the city tomorrow, all eyes will be set on him to decide the fate of the departments that were held by UT Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar, who has proceeded on leave until the end of his tenure with the UT administration.

No room for separatist forces in city: BJP
Chandigarh, November 27
“Being a responsible political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party will not allow the city to become a platform for separatist forces,” said Sanjay Tandon, president, local unit of the BJP, while addressing mediapersons at the party headquarters, Kamlam, in Sector 33, here today.

Honour for 2 PGI doctors
Chandigarh, November 27
Dr Chetana Vaishnavi, additional professor, department of gastroenterology, PGI, has received the prestigious ISG-Zydus-Alidac Oration Award in recognition of her outstanding research work in the field of gastrointestinal infections.

Enhancement charges unequal, say residents
Panchkula, November 27
Irked over the notices of enhancement charges to residents by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), a delegation of group housing societies at Sector 20 has submitted a memorandum to local MLA PK Bansal.

Kashmir issue was settled in 1947: Dogra
Chandigarh, November 27
The Kashmir issue was irrefutably and irreversibly settled in 1947 and no Indian Government was politically empowered to negotiate as it was non-negotiable, as per a unanimous special resolution of the Indian Parliament.

‘Peace, security must for human development’
Chandigarh, November 27
Stating that the concept of peace and security constitutes important basis of human development and progress of nations, Prof Biswas Chatterjee from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, said the concept had moved beyond the narrow canvas of demilitarisation to the domain of development that is the basis of comprehensive security.

BRO merges, redesignates junior ranks
Chandigarh, November 27
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has merged and redesignated some posts in Group-B in the General Reserve Engineer Force as part of its overall exercise to restructure the force. These posts are related to the technical cadre comprising civilians.

Pregnant woman falls from bus, dies
Zirakpur, November 27
A 26-year-old pregnant woman died after falling from a moving mini bus while alighting from the vehicle near Best Price at Zirakpur on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway this morning.

10 breeds to compete in dog show
Panchkula, November 27
Dogs of 10 popular breeds from the tricity will compete with each other in the dog show organised by the government pet clinic, Sector 3, here tomorrow.

Devotees take part in Rath Yatra
Chandigarh, November 27
The Chandigarh branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised Lord Jagannath’s 22nd Rath Yatra in the city with religious fervour here today.

A tribute to 26/11 victims
Chandigarh, November 27
The Theatre Arts, a leading city ensemble specialising in street theatre genre, paid an emotional tribute to the victims of 26/11 carnage in Mumbai by staging a play “Mission Mumbai-Doh Saal Baad” at the Plaza here yesterday.


Implementation of RTE
Govt schools, too, need a look

Chandigarh, November 27
While the UT education department is pulling up city private schools for not implementing the Right To Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, many of its government schools may not even qualify as apt institutions to implement the Act, as they fail to fulfil the specified teacher-pupil ratio.

Protest at Yoga College
Students threaten to go on hunger strike
Students of Yoga College, Sector 23,Chandigarh, protest in support of their demandsChandigarh, November 27
The ongoing agitation at the GCYEH (Yoga College), Sector 23, against the current principal KL SODHI intensified today with ABVP members joining in.

Students of Yoga College, Sector 23,Chandigarh, protest in support of their demands. A Tribune phtograph

From Schools & COLLEGES


Woollens given to 100 needy students
Bassi Pathana, November 27
The local unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad today organised a declamation contest on “Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji” at Lala Lajpat Rai Senior Secondary School.

Some among us corrupt: Councillors
Say cremation ground being razed illegally
Kharar, November 27
A group of municipal councillors today alleged that their colleagues — members of City Vikas Group — were indulging in corrupt practices and wrongly getting the cremation ground at Mundi Kharar vacated to make way for a commercial complex.
The razed portion of the cremation ground; and (right) party workers protest its demolition in Kharar
The razed portion of the cremation ground; and (right) party workers protest its demolition in Kharar on Saturday. Tribune photographs

Trying to evade naka, 2 students meet with accident
Kurali, November 27
Two students received serious injuries while trying to evade a naka laid by the traffic police on the Siswan road yesterday.

Government’s negligence delays project
Kalka, November 27
The project of setting up an information technology (IT) block at Government Post Graduate College, Kalka, which was hanging fire since more than one year has been delayed for indefinite time due to negligent attitude of the government and the department of education.

Project yet to see light of day 
National Institute of Fashion Technology at Pinjore
Kalka, November 27
The project of setting up a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Pinjore is yet to see light of the day.


Vehicle stolen from grain market
Chandigarh, November 27
Taseen Malik, a resident of Sector 16, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his Bolero Jeep (HR 68 7786) was stolen from the grain market, Sector 26, on the night of November 24. A case under Section 379, IPC, has been registered at the police station-26.

80-yr-old woman killed
Chandigarh, November 27
An 80-year-old woman, Yamuna Devi, was killed in a road accident here this afternoon. Yamuna, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, received head injuries when the rickshaw on which she was travelling along her son Ram Lal was hit by a motorcycle, being ridden by Rahul, from behind on the road separating Sectors 36 and Sector 42.

4 cops hurt in accident
Chandigarh, November 27
Four Chandigarh police constables sustained injuries when the two motorbikes they were riding were knocked down by a Trax jeep at Sector 26 here late this eveing.

84 vehicles challaned for traffic offences
Chandigarh, November 27
To curb the tendency of driving unauthorised vehicles with incomplete documents and to make the city pollution-free, the State Transport Authority, UT, during the week starting November 22 has challaned/impounded 84 vehicles of different categories.


Senior citizens are all smiles after their win in the Happy Heart Golf Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club Kang fires birdie for title
Chandigarh, November 27
Col JS Kang Jr fired a birdie on the third hole to clinch the 65-70 age-group title as more than 160 senior citizens of the tricity fought it out for various titles at stake in the Fortis Happy Heart Golf Tournament played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Senior citizens are all smiles after their win in the Happy Heart Golf Tournament at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

SGGS-26 fencers claim PU title
Chandigarh, November 27
SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Fencing (Men) Championship by defeating SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, by 47 points in the finals held on the university campus here today.

Haryana forced to follow on
Chandigarh, November 27
Replying to Punjab’s first innings total of 277 runs, Haryana were forced to follow on as they were bundled out for 97 runs in 47.2 in the first innings in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy at Patiala today.

1-wkt win for DP Azad Academy A
Chandigarh, November 27
Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy (DPACA) A defeated DPACA B team by one wicket in the Weekend Cricket Tournament for U-12 at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Sezzal routs Simrat 3-0
Mohali, November 27
Sezzal of Manav Mangal Smart School secured the first position after beating Simrat of Saupin’s School 3-0 in the cadet girls group during the Mohali District Table Tennis Championship being held at The Millennium School here today.

Innings win for Baroda
Panchkula, November 27
Continuing with their dismal performance, Punjab lost to Baroda by an innings and 55 runs in the Ranji Trophy league stage of Elite Group B match held at Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara, today.



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