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CBSE upholds UT probe into Ruchika’s expulsion
Finds Sacred Heart School principal guilty; warns of disaffiliation
Chandigarh, December 2
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reprimanded the management of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26 for not initiating any inquiry on its part in the case of the arbitrary expulsion of Ruchika Girhotra from the school.

Close shave for groom as ‘snow’ spray bursts into flames
Chandigarh, December 2
A bridegroom and his friends having fun with a “snow” spray had a miraculous escape when the spray caught fire at Zirakpur near here last night. Fortunately, the fire was doused immediately by people present on the spot.


Ducks’ day out

Ducks make the most of a sunny morning at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Ducks make the most of a sunny morning at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

UT to seek central funds for metro project
Chandigarh, December 2
Unable to commence work on the much-hyped metro rapid transit system in the city due to paucity of funds, the UT administration will now request the central urban development ministry for immediate financial assistance to get the project off the ground.

‘Separatist’ meets
Notices to UT adviser, IGP

Chandigarh, December 2
Civil judge (senior division) Anshul Berry today issued notices to the adviser to the UT administrator, inspector general of police and the deputy commissioner for January 7 on a petition filed in connection with granting permission to certain separatist organizations to hold seminars and conferences in the city.

In full bloom

Arrangements being made for Chrysanthemum Show at Sector 33 in Chandigarh
Arrangements being made for Chrysanthemum Show at Sector 33 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Engineer held taking bribe
Chandigarh, December 2
The local anti-corruption branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today caught Sandeep Madaan, an engineer in the Chandigarh Pollution Control Department, for accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000.

PVC awardee Khetarpal’s statue to be installed today
Panchkula, December 2
Param Vir Chakra (posthumous) awardee Arun Khetarpal’s life-size statue would be unveiled by his mother at the Western Command in Chandimandir on December 3. Stating this to The Tribune here today, Colonel BN Bhatia (retd) said Lt-Gen SR Ghosh, Commander, Western Command, was instrumental in installing the statue of the valiant soldier, who sacrificed his life fighting the enemy in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.


Landowners to get multiple residential plots
Mohali, December 2
While the landowners, who opted for the land-pooling scheme in Aerocity, cry foul over the size of commercial site (121 sq yard, including parking) being offered to them, the aggrieved persons have a reason to cheer as the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to offer multiple residential plots instead of one plot of about 1,000 sq yard.

Mohali to ease out PGI load
Patients to get post-operative care at Mohali Civil Hospital
Mohali, December 2
In order to reduce the flow of patients to the PGI, Chandigarh, from neighbouring districts of Punjab, the State Health Department is working out an arrangement wherein post-operative care of patients could be done at the 120-bed Mohali Civil Hospital.

Queries on IT Park land
Admn delays reply to MHA
Chandigarh, December 2
Baffled by queries over the acquisition of land for IT Park and its further utilisation, the UT Administration has delayed sending the reply to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

e-sampark Tenders
UT mulls handing over centres to SPIC
Chandigarh, December 2
After extending contract of the firm running e-sampark centres in the city for over a year, the UT administration has decided to recall tenders. Till the time tenders are called afresh, the UT administration is mulling handing over the e-sampark centres to the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) for the time being.

Implementing Red Ribbon Express Project
UT among best five states
Chandigarh, December 2
The State AIDS Control Society of the Union Territory of Chandigarh has been awarded as one of the five best states in the country for successfully implementing the Red Ribbon Express Project.

UT list of holidays
Chandigarh, December 2
The Chandigarh Administration today released the list of public holidays to be observed in all government offices under the Chandigarh Administration during 2011.

12 illegal structures razed
Chandigarh, December 2
About 12 temporary religious structures in Sector 56 were demolished by the enforcement staff of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation here today. Out of these eight illegal structures were located on the road side, while four were in parks.


Recruitment drive at MCM DAV
Dept seeks interview scorecards of candidates
Chandigarh, December 2
Reacting to complaints of alleged selection of non-deserving “influential” candidates for regular posts of psychology lecturer in MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, the UT higher education department has sought interview scorecards of all candidates who appeared for it.

920 students participate in exhibition at Strawberry Fields
Chandigarh, December 2
It was an encouraging sight to witness the take of children on “responsible living” at an exhibition put up by 920 students of Strawberry Fields World School at Sector 26 here today. Pradeep Mehra, Adviser to the UT Administrator, inaugurated the show jointly put up by the junior and middle school.

Pradeep Mehra, Adviser to the UT Administrator, takes in look at a model during an exhibition at Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Pradeep Mehra, Adviser to the UT Administrator, takes in look at a model during an exhibition at Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Cultural show marks ‘Panache 10’
Mohali, December 2
The four-day cultural fiesta “Panache 2010” commenced at Manav Mangal Smart School here yesterday. The function began with Ganesh Vandana. “Vastaram”, a fashion show with a difference presented by young Manavites was enjoyed by all. The ramp show was divided into three segments.

Children take part in a fashion show at Manav Mangal School in Mohali. A Tribune photograph

Children take part in a fashion show at Manav Mangal School in Mohali

Children take part in a fashion show at Manav Man
Chandigarh, December 2
“Not only children belonging to economically weaker sections but disadvantaged children are also entitled to 25 per cent reservation benefits under the RTE Act,” says Pankaj Chandgothia, a petitioner in a rejoinder filed today to the administration’s reply in the ongoing case pertaining to the Right to Education in the local courts.


Chawla seeks more funds from Centre for health services
Morinda, December 2
Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla inaugurated the community health centre at Morinda today. The centre has been built at the cost of Rs 191.29 crore to serve the residents of Morinda.

Pbi Varsity Athletics Meet
Mata Gujri College in strong position
Patiala, December 2
Gurlal Singh of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda, and Kulwinder Singh of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, bagged first position in the 100m race and hammer throw events in the mens’ category on the second day of the Punjabi University 48th Annual Athletics Meet at Raja Bhalendra Singh Stadium on the university campus.
Girls in action during the Athletics Meet of Punjabi University in Patiala
Girls in action during the Athletics Meet of Punjabi University in Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Nritya Natika enthrals audience
Patiala, December 2
Blossoms Senior Secondary School celebrated its annual function with great pomp and show on the school premises here today. State Information Commissioner Kulbir Singh, Punjab, graced the occasion as the chief guest. School principal H Oberoi read out the school annual report.

Sweaters given to needy students
Bassi Pathana, December 2
Members of the local Lions Club distributed sweaters, shoes, socks and bags among needy students of Government Primary School. Club president KS Bambra presided over the function. Prominent citizens were also present.


Victim Compensation Scheme
HC notice to Punjab, Haryana, UT
Chandigarh, December 2
A division bench of the Punjab & Haryana High Court comprising chief justice Mukul Mudgal and justice Ranjan Gogoi today issued notice of motion for January 11, 2011 to the states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on a petition seeking directions to the respondents for expeditiously finalizing the ‘victims compensation scheme’.

Posts of asst sub-inspector
Admn asked to submit answersheets
Chandigarh, December 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the UT administration to submit answersheets of written test conducted for filling 20 posts of assistant sub-inspector on December 23, 2007. The entire process had come under the high court scanner after alleged leakage of question paper just before the examination.


60 bottles of illicit liquor recovered
Chandigarh, December 2
The police today recovered more than 60 bottles of liquor being smuggled across the UT border. During checking of suspected vehicles, head constable Om Parkash stopped a car (CH03N-3425) and recovered three boxes of Jolt Rum, 24 bottles of High Speed Whisky and three bottles of MC Dowlas Whisky.

Five youths killed in accidents
Panchkula, December 2
Two persons lost their lives in different accidents in the district today. Karanpal (28) was seriously injured when his motorcycle skidded and received serious head injuries after hitting a large rock on the road near the Barwala bus stand this morning.

Two brothers arrested for forgery
Panchkula, December 2
The police arrested two brothers in connection with a forgery case here today. The accused have been identified as Rajesh Dhawan and Rajdeep Dhawan, both residents of Sector 15, Panchkula.

‘Deserted’ husband ends life
Mohali, December 2
A 20-year-old labourer, Gulshan, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house at Sohana village this morning. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the afternoon by his family members.


Silver medallist Abhijit declines Rs 1 lakh mobike
Chandigarh, December 2
Chandigarh Golf Club rolled out the red carpet for Guangzhou Asian Games silver medallist Abhijit Chadha with Hero Honda unveiling its sleek ZMR motorcycle as a gift for the 19-year-old amateur golfer.

Abhijit Chadha with ZMR motorcycle, which he refused to accept in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photograph: Vinay Malik

Abhijit Chadha with ZMR motorcycle, which he refused to accept in Chandigarh

Vijay Merchant Trophy
Delhi ahead of Punjab by 32 runs in U-16
Mohali, December 2
Resuming their innings from the overnight score of 201 for 6, Punjab were all out at 222 in 101.3 overs against Delhi in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy today. Manpreet Singh 46, Prabhjot Singh 31, Shine Sharma 24, Anmolpreet Singh 54, Sagar Kumar 29 and Sandeep Singh 13 not out were the main scorers for Punjab.

5-wicket win for Vivek Academy
Chandigarh, December 2
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat Stepping Stone School, Sector 37, by five wickets in the 2nd Vivek Trophy being held at Vivek High School in Sector 38 here today. After winning the toss, Stepping Stone School elected to bat first and scored 125 runs for eight wickets in their stipulated 20 overs.

Pankaj, Uday slam tons in Ranji Trophy
Mohali, December 2
Punjab gave its best batting display of the Ranji Season by notching 550 for seven before declaring their innings closed. Resuming at overnight score of 212 for three, overnight batsman Uday Kaul and skipper Pankaj Dharmani both went on to record centuries.

CTTC beat Audit Club
Chandigarh, December 2
CTTC beat Audit Club, Chandigarh, by 3-1 in the mens’ event of the 23rd Manav Mangal Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship being held at the Sector-23 Table Tennis Hall here today. However, in the girls’ event, CTTC was drubbed by Coaching Centre 23 by 3-1.

A player in action during a table tennis match in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

A player in action during a table tennis match in Chandigarh


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