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PGI chemist shop at Rs 1.28 lakh per day!
Patients likely to be the ultimate victims
Incredible as it may sound, the chemist shop in the Emergency ward of the PGI has been rented out at a staggering Rs 1.28 lakh a day. The amount is, in fact, much more. For, in addition, the shopkeeper will have to pay 10.2 per cent extra as service tax on the rent amount which, in turn, will further increase the monthly rent to Rs 42.43 lakh.

PU hikes exam fee by 10%
Chandigarh, November 28
The Panjab University administration has increased the examination fees for all subjects by 10 per cent with effect from the exams being held in November and-December. The fees applicable in the current academic year are ` 1,400 for undergraduate courses and Rs 1,600 for postgraduate courses.

UT making its mark in national sports
Two trophies in soccer, one in hockey
Chandigarh, November 28
The City Beautiful finally seems to be making its mark in national sports with its teams excelling in football and hockey at national level.Two national trophies in soccer and one in hockey this year, has for the first time in the city’s history, is testimony to the fact that UT has finally “arrived”.

International Trade Fair in Delhi
At city pavilion, only year changes, exhibits don’t
Chandigarh, November 28
Change is global but nothing seems to have changed at the Chandigarh pavilion in the India International Trade Fair, New Delhi, year after year.This year, too, all that India’s one of the first planned cities has to showcase is recycled exhibits, that too, at a whopping budget of around ` 40 lakh.



Open House Response
UT biased against private schools
Sanjeev Bariana in his Open House article for the Chandigarh Tribune, recently, has rightly put forward the hot topic, these days, in discussion menu of city residents.The administration has been at loggerhead with private schools after a few admissions were, reportedly, refused to top officials.

Victim was under mental stress: Police
Mohali, November 28
Investigations by the Mohali police into the mysterious death of 25-year-old Panchkula-based property dealer Suresh Kumar, whose charred body was found lying at the rear seat of the burnt Maruti Swift car near Siswan village on the Mullanpur-Baddi highway on Friday night, have revealed that in the last few days, the victim was tense.

Colourful end to Chandigarh Carnival
A volunteer spreads awareness about HIV AIDS by painting a message on her nails under the junoon campaign at the Chandigarh Carnival on Sunday. Chandigarh, November 28 Over two-lakh visitors enjoyed various activities during the Chandigarh Carnival that concluded here today.City residents were seen listening to folk artistes, enjoying camel ride, riding on vibrant floats created by students of Government College of Arts at the carnival, sponsored by Chandigarh Tribune.

A volunteer spreads awareness about HIV AIDS by painting a message on her nails under the junoon campaign at the Chandigarh Carnival on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Chandigarh-Morinda rail line electrified
Mohali, November 28
The Railways has electrified the 42-km-long Chandigarh-Morinda rail line after a decade it was thrown open for traffic.After getting clearance from the Commissioner, Railway Safety, two pairs of the Delhi Jan Shatabdi running between Una and Delhi via Chandigarh and Nangal-Ambala daily passenger have already started running on the electric traction. “This not only means that travelling between Chandigarh and Una has become faster, it also saves diesel,” said a senior railway official.

Meet to promote small, medium enterprises held
Chandigarh, November 28
In order to promote the small and medium enterprises (SME), Bank of India’s (BoI) Chandigarh zone organised a SME customer meet here today. About 50 representatives of the SME units from various parts of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh participated in the meet.

Badal expedites development work in Mohali
Mohali, November 28
The Punjab Government has put various developmental projects for Mohali on fast track. While reviewing the progress of projects worth Rs 2,200 crore at a high-level meeting, the Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal fixed a deadline for each project.

International conference in progress at CRRID in Chandigarh on Sunday.CRRID Seminar
‘South Asia still a conflict zone’
Chandigarh, November 28
Stating that many countries in south Asia continue to be conflict-torn due to several factors, Lok Raj Baral, Chairman Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies, Kathmandu, said internal conditions were not conducive for developments.

International conference in progress at CRRID in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Murder Case
Girl’s parents seek justice, meet ASP
Panchkula, November 28
The parents of Payal, who was allegedly strangulated by her in-laws and thrown into a water tank to make it look like a suicide incident in Sector 25, met DSP Ram Chander Rathi, who is holding the additional charge of SP, for justice here today.

Parents blame cops for not arresting in-laws
Mohali, November 28
Parents of Gagandeep Kaur, who live in Phase 70-based, today alleged that despite the court declaring the in laws of their daughter as proclaimed offenders the police was not arresting them.

Rottweiler gets best dog of the show award
Panchkula, November 28
Rottweiler owned by Dr Govind of Chandigarh was adjudged the best dog in the city’s first dog show jointly organised by the Pet Animal Health Society and Haryana Tourism Development Corporation at the Pet Animal Medical Centre in Sector 3 here today.

Take care of heart in winter
Chandigarh, November 28
With fall in temperature and outset of winters, people especially those prone to heart complications need to take extra care as humans are more susceptible to heart attacks in winter than any other season.

Activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress take out an awareness rally in Chandigarh on Sunday. Youth Cong rallies against social evils
Chandigarh, November 28
The Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (CTYC) organised its first awareness campaign against female feticide, drug de-addiction and global warming here today.The rally, which was flagged off by local unit Congress president BB Bahl from Sector 34, ended in Sector 44.

Activists of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress take out an awareness rally in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Child labour menace portrayed
Panchkula, November 28
Tiny tots at Manav Mangal School mesmerised audience with a comical touch with “Gandhi ji Aur Aaj Ka Bharat” and “Hai Yeh Mehangai”, highlighting corruption in society and effects of sky rocketing prices at the annual day celebrations held here today.

BJP trains guns at UPA govt
Chandigarh, November 28
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, MP and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today termed the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre as “most corrupt”.

Saketri road mishap
Guilty yet to be traced
Chandigarh, November 28
More than a month after his son died in a road accident on the Saketri road in Panchkula, the police is yet to trace the offenders who were on a tractor.

Traffic police screen at the Sector 16/17 light points displays traffic rules for motorists in Chandigarh. Win-win situation for BSNL, I-T dept
The BSNL as such may be finding it difficult to compete with other private players in the cellular services market. But being a state-owned company, it continues to enjoy the inherent advantage of having a monopoly in government departments.

Traffic police screen at the Sector 16/17 light points displays traffic rules for motorists in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Jagannath rath yatra taken out with fervour
Panchkula, November 28
Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra was organised by the Chandigarh unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised in the city with great enthusiasm and devotion here this afternoon.


From Schools & Colleges
Candle march by students
Mohali: NCC cadets and NSS unit of Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali, organised a candle march on the college campus to pay tributes to the victims of Mumbai violence.

Play, dance mark ‘Rhapsody-10’
Chandigarh, November 28
Students of St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, came up with their best at their annual function, “Rhapsody-2010” held on the school premises here yesterday.A welcome speech by Abriana was followed by a prayer dance. The Boogie Woogie fame, Sanjana thrilled audience with her dance number.


MCI decision on age revision from 65 to 70 hailed
Ambala, November 28
The decision of the Medical Council of India enhancing the retirement age of medical teachers from 65 years to 70 years has sent a wave of jubilation among the medical colleges in Haryana, which had been feeling the pinch on account of shortage of qualified teaching faculty.

Free medical check-up camp
Dera Bassi, November 28
The JK Shanti Charitable Society, which is being funded by the Kailash Goyal Foundation, USA, today held a free medical check up camp at Mubarkpur village near Dera Bassi.

Man succumbs to injuries
Kalka, November 28
A resident of Paploha village, near here, who was injured in a road accident on the Kalka-Charnia link road on Monday, succumbed to injuries yesterday.

Selja appeals to shun casteism
Ambala, November 28
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja today made a fervent appeal to the masses to shun casteism here.Speaking on the inauguration of a free computer centre at Balmik Basti, BC Bazar, Ambala Cantt, Selja said philanthropists should come forward in a big way to match the government efforts for fighting poverty in the down trodden sections of the society.

Parmanand college honoured
Lalru, November 28
The Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology, Lalru, has bagged the best upcoming engineering college during a function at New Delhi. The function was organised by all-India Achievers Podium at the Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.

Factory worker hangs himself
Dera Bassi, November 28
A factory worker reportedly committed suicide yesterday night by hanging himself.Moin Ahmed, who belonged to Uttar Pradesh and was employed in a meat plant of a firm, MK Overseas, hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his room situated in the factory’s residential colony.

Land Acquisition
Affected farmers meet Minister
Ambala, November 28
Farmers of Panjokhra and other five villages whose land has been acquired for setting up of the Industrial Model Township met Union Tourism Minister and MP Kumari Selja led by the president of Kisan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, Balwant Singh today.


4 booked for playing loud music
Chandigarh, November 28
In a special drive, the police has booked four persons for allegedly playing loud music on Sunday. Three cases under Section 3 and 5 of the Noise Pollution (Prevention) Act were registered at the Sector 11 police station while one was registered at the Sector 17 police station.

Lawyer booked for ‘harassing’ ex-wife
Chandigarh, November 28 The police today booked a Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate for allegedly harassing his ex-wife.The police has registered a case against Dipender Singh Kamra on a complaint filed by Jagdeep Bains, a resident of Sector 18.

18 booked
Zirakpur, November 28
The police has booked 18 persons on charge of illegally possessing a residential plot at Hare Krishna Enclave in Zirakpur.


Hockey skipper set to quit over problems with coach
Mohali, November 28
The reportedly strained relations between Indian hockey skipper Rajpal Singh and the team’s coach, Jose Brasa, have led the former to consider resigning from the captainship.

Nine-year-old Aadil Bedi with his golf kit and trophies in Chandigarh. 9-yr-old makes it big in golf
Chandigarh, November 28
Nine-year-old Aadil Bedi has made it big. This Class IV student of Vivek High School has climbed up the ladder and today occupies the second slot in the all-India ranking of the Indian Golf Union for Category D. A regular at the Chandigarh Golf Range, Aadil has come up the hard way.

Nine-year-old Aadil Bedi with his golf kit and trophies in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

8-wicket win for Saupin’s
Panchkula, November 28
Saupin’s School Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, beat Strawberry World Fields School Cricket Academy by 8 wickets to win the 1st Inter-Academy U-10 Cricket Tournament played at Hansraj Public School Cricket Ground, Sector 6, here today.

Rupinder adjudged player of the tournament
Winners of the badminton meet in a jubilant mood in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, November 28
Rupinder Singh won player of the tournament title while Muskan Sohi and Nisha were awarded trophies and cash prizes for their outstanding performance in the 22nd Chandigarh State Badminton Championship that concluded at Badminton Hall, Sector 42, here today.

Winners of the badminton meet in a jubilant mood in Chandigarh on Sunday.Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

GCG-11 clinch fencing title
Chandigarh, November 28
Government College for Girls (GCG), Sector 11, Chandigarh, won the Panjab University Inter-College Fencing (Women) championship with 29 points, whereas SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, secured second spot with 19 points.

Sahil Chopra from Sri Guru Harikrishan Public School after winning a gold medal in the national swimming tournament in Patiala.
Sahil Chopra from Sri Guru Harikrishan Public School after winning a gold medal in the national swimming tournament in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Stepping Stones academy crush Himachal club
Chandigarh, November 28
Fine performance by Ravi Verma (77) and Simrat Bawa (65 no), along with four-wicket haul by Gaurav, helped Stepping Stones Cricket Academy to crush Himachal Cricket Club by 63 runs in the 9th Sardar Santokh Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament held at Morinda here today.

Jagmeet knocks out Sumit
Mohali, November 28
Jagmeet from Shemrock emerged winner in the U-14 boys’ section after beating Sumit from Manav Mangal Smart School by 3-2 in the District Table Tennis Championship that concluded at The Millennium School, Sector 67, here today.


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