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Strike raises stink at PGI
Situation set to worsen today
Chandigarh, December 5
Heaps of garbage have started piling up at the PGI as the strike by contractual staff, numbering over 500, entered the second day here today. Though the authorities had roped in some employees from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and cancelled holidays of regular staff to cope with the situation, things seemed to have gone out of control at almost all wings of the institute.

Chatrath-Vaid alliance sweeps Syndicate poll
Chandigarh, December 5
In what is being seen as the commencement of a new era in the Panjab University academic leadership, an ages-old coalition has given way to a new alliance.




Rush hour at RLA
Road tax hike likely next year
Chandigarh, December 5
The final two months of this year are witnessing a peculiar upward trend in vehicle registration. What is shocking even the UT’s registration authorities is the unprecedented rush during the last fortnight alone.


Admn to challenge CAT order on contractual docs
Chandigarh December 5
The uncertainty facing doctors recruited on contractual basis over their fate continues with the UT health department having decided to challenge the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order directing the administration to consider them as regular employees.

Blaring loudspeakers shatter residents’ peace
Mohali, December 5
The tranquility of hundreds of residents living in the vicinity of places of worship across the town is being rudely disturbed day in, day out. In what has become a daily nuisance early in the morning, loudspeakers blaring sermons and music wake up residents from deep slumber. Residents go through the same jarring experience late in the evening with civic officials and the police doing little to check the blatant violation of noise pollution control norms.

‘Gaz Foot Inch’ tickles audience
Chandigarh, December 5
The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) in association with cultural affairs departments of Haryana and Chandigarh administration staged the 77th edition of their prestigious production “Gaz Foot Inch” at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Is UT concerned?
It seems that the Chandigarh administration has chosen to sleep over all pending works. For example, it has failed to level the road adjoining Kisan Bhavan in Sector 35 (see photo), even though the poor condition of the road has been highlighted by various media organisations a number of times. Simro, a resident of Mohali, had a narrow escape on Saturday when she fell on the roundabout.

Open house response
RTE: Govt needs to do groundwork
IN present times I wonder what is it that RTE is expected to achieve. I agree with Sanjeev Singh Bariana that it’s a good idea, but its implementation is flawed beyond rectification.

what next ?
Syndics Speak
Having worked with the PU academic bodies for a very long period, Chatrath is generally called the power centre of PU and a man to speak his mind loudly at times. “I have been working with this body for a long time and have seen it evolving. I look forward to helping the house with my experience and learning a few more things from the new young blood joining in.” — GK Chatrath, law faculty

KEEPing winter visitors AWAY

Winged guests shy away from the shore, much to the disappointment of daily visitors to the Sukhna, as fishing enthusiasts occupy their landing areas in search of game.
Winged guests shy away from the shore, much to the disappointment of daily visitors to the Sukhna, as fishing enthusiasts occupy their landing areas in search of game. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Services children to get concessional education
Scheme for personnel killed, disabled or missing in action
Chandigarh, December 5
Following the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, children of Armed forces personnel killed, disabled or missing in action will finally get education at concessional rates. A circular to this effect was issued by the Controller General Defence Accounts a few days ago.

City-based architect elected VP of Indian Institute of Architects
Chandigarh,December 5
Eminent Chandigarh-based architect-planner Jit Kumar Gupta has achieved another milestone in his illustrious career. He was recently elected national vice-president of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) by defeating Maharastra’s Prakash Deshmukh in closely-contested election for two years(2010-12).

Back to roots, and how!
SAARC Folklore Festival concludes
Chandigarh, December 5
Negating the general belief that founts of folklore are drying up and its streams are getting polluted and diluted, 185 folklore artistes from eight SAARC countries brought alive the folk music culture of their respective regions here for three days.

Mohali don, student to represent India in Japan
Mohali, December 5
Dr Sarbjeet Kaur Sohal, lecturer, and Harhem Neel Kaur, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Mohali, have been selected by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to represent India during an exchange programme in Japan from December 8 to December 17.

Double standards, admn style
Chandigarh, December 5
Double standards seem to be the hallmark of the Chandigarh administration. With uniformity eluding policies governing the transfer of plots and flats in group housing societies in Chandigarh, residents are up in arms against the lop-sided policies.

Buddhist perspective to today’s challenges
Panchkula, December 5
A seminar on “Resurgence of Buddhism in the land of its birth” was organised by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Leh and Ladakh, at Indradhanush Auditorium in Sector 5 here today.

INLD seeks more time to enrol fresh voters
Panchkula, December 5
District Indian National Lok Dal women wing president Seema Chaudhary has written to the state chief electoral officer seeking more time for new eligible voters to get enrolled in the voters’ list.


Gas agency owner booked
Ropar, December 5
Owner of Chamkaur Sahib gas agency Anaib Singh was booked Under Section 7 of the Essential Commodities Act here today.

Woollens distributed
Bassi Pathana, December 5
Members of a local social organisation led by OP Tangri gave woollens, shoes and uniforms to around 51 needy students of Government Primary School, Fatehpur Arian, on Sunday.


Sofat applies for bail on health grounds
Panchkula, December 5
Sumit Sofat, a Ludhiana-based doctor, who is presently lodged in Ambala jail in connection with an attempt to murder case, has once again moved the court for seeking bail on health grounds.


Man threatens to commit suicide in police station
Chandigarh, December 5
High drama prevailed at the Mani Majra police station today when a man involved in a street brawl threatened to commit suicide.

Six booked for murder bid
Mohali, December 5
The police has booked six persons, including a woman, in an attempt to murder case. Of the six accused, three have been identified as Karnail Singh and his wife, residents of Phase IV, and Tarlochan Singh of Phase I.


Parvesh takes BTS Cricket Academy home
Panchkula, December 5
Unbeaten half century by Parvesh Sharma (58) helped BTS Cricket Academy, Chandigarh, beat Saint Soldier Cricket Academy, Panchkula, by 10 wickets in the first Inter Academy U-13 Cricket Tournament being held at Hansraj Cricket Academy, Sector 6, here today.

Sahil, Nadia win TT titles
Players in action during a table tennis match at Sector 23 in Chandigarh on Sunday.Chandigarh, December 5
Sahil Sharma of the DAVC and Nadia Saini have won the men and women (singles) finals, respectively, of the Manav Mangal 23rd Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship that concluded at Sector 23 here today. Sahil Sharma of DAVC bt Mayank Kapoor (DAV) in the men’s singles final by 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 11-4 and 11-9.

Players in action during a table tennis match at Sector 23 in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Aashima pockets U-19 tennis title
Panchkula, December 5
Aashima Garg of Satluj Public School won the U-19 girls event by defeating Aditi of the same school 6-0 in the ninth Satluj Open Tennis Tournament which concluded here today.

DP Azad Cricket Academy on winning spree
Chandigarh, December 5
Continuing with their winning spree DP Azad Cricket Academy (DPCA) drubbed Ropar Cricket Academy by nine wickets in U-17 Leslie Gordon Carver Inter-Academy Tournament conducted by DP Azad Academy here today.

Public Sports Club retain title
Chandigarh, December 5
Public Sports Club, Sector 56, retain the team championship by scoring 230 points in the 7th Sub-Junior and Junior Weightlifting Championship that concluded at Sector 42 here today.

Kunal, Akrita U-16 champs
Panchkula, December 5
Kunal Bansal and Akrita have won the U-16 inline boys’ and girls’ titles of the 16th Panchkula District Roller Skating Championship that concluded at Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here today. Chief guest KP Singh, chairman of the District Roller Skating Association, gave away prizes.

Haryana lads upset Maharashtra
Panchkula, December 5
Haryana boys (U-19) badminton team upset Maharashtra in quarterfinals and sailed into the semifinal of the Inter-Zonal Junior National Badminton Championship being held at Yanam in Andhra Pradesh.


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