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MHA issues notices to 2 ex-UT advisers, 5 others
Asked to explain deals on IT Park
Chandigarh, December 1
In a new twist to the ongoing controversy pertaining to land acquisition for the city’s Technology Park and arbitrary retention of certain funds, more administration officials are coming under the ministry of home affairs’ scanner.

Failure of multi-level parking
Admn tells MC to recover Rs 3 cr from contractor
The site for multi-level parking in Sector 17, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, December 1
The Chandigarh administration here today took a serious note of the pilot project of the multi-level parking project not taking off in the city.

The site for multi-level parking in Sector 17, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Recruitment in Colleges
Education dept to devise transparent mechanism
Chandigarh, December 1
Following repeated complaints of non-deserving “influential” candidates being hired by the city government-aided colleges, the UT higher education department has decided to devise a fresh and transparent recruitment mechanism.


AIDS Awareness
Students hold rallies, but with no clue to subject
Students hold placards during a rally on World AIDS Day in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, December 1
City students who are yet to be introduced to basics of sex education were at their wits’ end trying to figure out what awareness campaign were they spearheading today.

Students hold placards during a rally on World AIDS Day in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Students clash outside DAV college
Chandigarh, December 1
In yet another violent spat at DAV College, Sector 10, a group of activists of National Students Union of India (NSUI) allegedly assaulted president of Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) outside the college today. When contacted, principal BC Josan pleaded ignorance about the clash, stating that the incident did not occur on the college premises.

Students spread awareness about AIDS in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Battling AIDS with grit
Mohali: The district health authorities organised a seminar to mark the World AIDS Day here today. The seminar, held on the premises of Punjab State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, was presided over by Mohali Deputy Commissioner Parveen Kumar.

Students spread awareness about AIDS in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan and Vicky Gharu

Artistes stage a play ‘Aerocity ton baad’ in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Satire on Aerocity project
Chandigarh, December 1
Punjabi folk singer Sukhwinder Sukhi enraptured audience at the 16th edition of the annual cultural bonanza “Bol Punjab De-2010” organised by the Punjab Saktrtae Cultural Society at Randhawa auditorium here today.

Artistes stage a play ‘Aerocity ton baad’ in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Panchkula MC
2 caveats filed in apex court
Panchkula, December 1
In view of the moving of apex court by the Haryana Government in connection with the status of Panchkula municipal corporation, two activists have filed caveats in the Supreme Court.

Advanced cancer scan launched
Chandigarh, December 1
Diagnosing cancer, neurological and heart disorders will be accurate with the positron emission tomography (PET) scan technique, said Dr Rakesh Verma during the launch of this advanced machine in Sector 9.

BSF celebrates 46th Raising Day
Chandigarh, December 1
The Border Security Force Headquarters (West) today celebrated its 46th Raising Day here. Several functions were organised to mark the occasion.The BSF was raised on December 1, 1965, by amalgamating 25 armed police units with a total strength of 30,000 personnel.

Conference on hospital administration from tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 1
The department of hospital administration, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, is organising a two-day national conference on challenges and issues of hospital administration-2010 on the December 3 and 4.

35-yr-old woman killed in mishap
Chandigarh, December 1
Pinkesh Gupta, a 35-year-old woman, was killed after a truck hit her scooter near Centra Mall in Industrial Area here this evening. The victim was working as a clerk in Panjab University.

With Home Secy overstretched, projects may suffer
Chandigarh, December 1
The move to give charge of the departments headed by UT finance secretary Sanjay Kumar to home secretary Ram Niwas is expected to take a toll on developmental projects in the city. The additional burden on the latter, who already has his hands full with other key departments, will make it very difficult for him to deal with such a large number of responsibilities.

Slum dwellers sensitised against HIV
Chandigarh, December 1
The State Training Resource Centre of the School of Public Health, PGI, observed the World AIDS Day at the Urban Health Training Centre, Indira Colony, in Chandigarh to generate awareness among masses against HIV.

Subscribers look at empty chairs at the BSNL office, Sector 34, on Wednesday. Work, customers suffer
Chandigarh, December 1
BSNL services across the city were hit here today with the commencement of three days nationwide strike call by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the associations and the employee union. Several subscribers in the city had a harrowing time as no complaints of faulty phone lines were attended to.

Subscribers look at empty chairs at the BSNL office, Sector 34, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan.

Dharna staged outside Bansal’s house
Chandigarh, December 1
Members of the Punjab Bachao Manch today staged a dharna outside the house of Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Bansal for his “failure” to implement Punjabi as the official language of Chandigarh.

UT to expedite shifting of grain market
Chandigarh, December 1
At a meeting held today between the secretaries of various departments of the UT administration chaired by the UT Adviser, it was decided to expedite the shifting of Grain Market from Sector 26 to Sector 39.

Centre urged to clear pending proposals
Chandigarh, December 1
UT Health Secretary Ram Niwas has urged the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to expedite the pending proposals pertaining to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.

MC officials chided for delay in work
Chandigarh, December 1
Municipal corporation commissioner Roshan Sunkaria yesterday pulled up officials of the civic body’s public health and horticulture departments during a review of the progress on greenbelts being developed in the city.

Now, admn mulls shifting dump to forest area
Environmentalists worried over impact on ecology
Panchkula, December 1
Ignoring the impact it will have on the environment, the district administration is planning to shift the present garbage dump site to the forest area near Sector 30, endangering the habitat of a large number of birds and animals.

Misuse of community centres
Councillor’s notice to GMADA
Mohali, December 1
Ignoring public welfare, many community centres here are being allowed to be used by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for purposes other than what these are meant for, depriving residents of a convenient low-cost facility for holding social functions, including weddings.

Mohali corp formation round the corner?
Mohali, December 1
The government is planning to dissolve the Mohali municipal council to form a corporation to expedite the work of development in the town soon.The announcement to upgrade the council to a corporation is likely to be made at the next meeting of the Punjab cabinet.

Shalimar Mall showrooms
Give possession, owner told
Panchkula, December 1
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has directed the management of Shalimar Mall, Sector 5, to hand over possession of showrooms to the allottees along with necessary permission to start furnish works.

No headway in realtor’s murder case
Mohali, December 1
The police has failed to make headway in the mysterious death of 25-year-old Panchkula-based property dealer even as teams have been sent to Himachal Pradesh as part of investigations.

Labourer falls to death
Panchkula, December 1
Close on the heels of a suicide by a security guard at a construction site of a hotel in Sector 3 on Monday night, a labourer fell from the sixth floor of the same site and died here late last night.


PU Notes
Prof VK Rattan, chairperson, Panjab University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, has been nominated visiting fellow to the University of Mauritius for five to six weeks in January and February, 2011, to interact with faculty, students and to undertake research projects and other activities. He has been nominated under the fourth UGC- TEC Consortium Agreement for 2010.

From Schools
Shabad gayan contest
CHANDIGARH : Students of Government Model High School, Sector 28, bagged the second prize in a shabad gayan competition at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15. A total of 20 teams from various schools participated in the event which was conducted by Sudeshna, a music teacher.


Boy dies in road mishap
Kalka, December1
A 6-year-old boy died in a road mishap, which took place on NH-22 near HMT, Pinjore, today. According to information, Luv Kumar along with his mother Santosh and grandmother Krishna were going in an auto-rikshaw to Surajpur.

Punjabi University Athletics Meet
Bhikhi national college athletes excel on day 1
Patiala, December 1
Ravinder Singh of National College, Bhikhi, and Sandeep Kaur of S.U.S.College, Sunam, bagged the first prize in the triple jump and hammer throw events respectively during the first day of the 48th Punjabi Universityathletic meet, which got underway at the Raja Bhalendra Singh Stadium of the university.

Villagers accused of mining sand from common land
Dera Bassi, December 1
Farmers of Bhankarpur village have have accused certain villagers of illegally mining sand using machines from a disputed common panchyat land located on the bed of the Ghaggar for past few days.

Tennis meet on Dec 4
Patiala, December 1
The third two-day Master’s Table Tennis Championship will begin on December 4 at Nihal Bagh, Chhoti Baradari, Patiala. Dr VK Gupta, president, Patiala District Veteran’s Table Tennis Association and secretary Jitendra Kishore said the championship was being sponsored by Vishal Holo Solutions.


3 held with stolen mobikes, cell phones
Chandigarh, December 1
he accused with stolen articles in police custody on Wednesday. The police has arrested three persons, including a juvenile, and recovered eight two-wheelers, three mobile phones and other stolen articles from their possession.ASP (Central) Deshraj Singh said acting on a tip-off, the SHO of the Sector 11 police station arrested 24-year-old Rinku, a resident of Sector 25, on November 29.

The accused with stolen articles in police custody on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Another accused held in graft case
Chandigarh, December 1
The anti-corruption branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested Varinder Dhawan, accomplice of superintendent of the UT Estate Office who was arrested in a corruption case on Tuesday.

2 more auto theft gang members held
Zirakpur, December 1
The police has arrested two members of a notorious gang involved in theft of vehicles.The police recovered a stolen Maruti car from their possession. The accused have been identified as Rishi, a resident of old Panchkula, and Vikas, a resident of Modern Enclave, Baltana.

Realtor, 2 others booked for fraud
Mohali, December 1
The police has booked three persons, including a property dealer, on charges of cheating two Chandigarh residents of lakhs of rupees.According to reports, Gurmohan Singh and Dalwinder Kaur, residents of Sector 46- D, Chandigarh, had told the police that they had purchased plots measuring 125, 130 and 112.5 sq yds from Prakash Chand, Harpreet Singh, both residents of Phase X, and Sukhdev Singh Pannu, a property dealer.


Alok Kumar’s medal impetus to 8-ball pool
Alok Kumar, who won the first-ever medal in pool game at the recently concluded Asian Games in China. Chandigarh, December 1
The first-ever medal in 8-ball pool at recently concluded Asian Games at Guangzhou (China) would definitely give impetus to the sport in the country. This is what cueist Alok Kumar, who has made the country proud by winning a bronze medal (the first-ever medal in the sport for India), feels.

Alok Kumar, who won the first-ever medal in pool game at the recently concluded Asian Games in China. A Tribune photograph

Pauline clinches golf title
Chandigarh, December 1
Pauline JM Singh has done it again. Yes! this woman golfer has regained the Sardar Wazir Singh Memorial Trophy - clinching it for the fourth time in five years. A symbol of woman golf supremacy of the Chandigarh Golf Club, the two-day stroke play event is keenly contested. This trophy in the past has been won by all-India champions Irina Brar (now Singh) and Parneeta Garewal.

Cricket meet
Chandigarh, December 1
Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy will face LIC Club in the opening match of the Leslie Gordon Carver Inter-Academy U-17 Cricket Tournament to be held from December 4.

Vijay Merchant Trophy
Punjab put on 201 for 6 against Delhi
Chandigarh, December 1
Punjab put on 201 for 6 against Delhi in the under -16 Vijay Merchant Trophy match, begun at St Stephen’s grounds in New Delhi today.Winning the toss, Punjab skipper Karan Kaila opted to bat first. The decision backfired as the team lost their opener Karan Sharma after scoring 4 runs.

7 women boxers to represent UT in nationals
Chandigarh, December 1
The women boxers will represent Chandigarh state in the 11th Senior National Women Boxing Championship to be held at Thrissur (Kerala) from December 5 to 10. The names of the team membersare as follows:

Players club beat Sacred Heart, win tennis tourney
Chandigarh, December 1
Players Table Tennis Club, Sector 50, clinched the cadet girls team championship (u-12) after beating Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, by 3-0 in the Manav Mangal Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship-2010, at the Tennis Table Hall, Sector 23, here today.

Players in action during a match between DAV Club and Carmel Convent School at Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh. DAV Club drub Carmel Convent
Chandigarh, December 1
DAV Club started their campaign on a winning note in the Chandigarh Junior Football League (girls) for Dr Kamesh Bhargava Memorial Cup, begun at Football Stadium, Sector 17 here, today.

Players in action during a match between DAV Club and Carmel Convent School at Football Stadium, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


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