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Woman, child found dead in Sukhna
Chandigarh, November 5
In a heart-rending incident, the bodies of a woman with her two-year-old son, squeezed tightly in her arms, were retrieved from the Sukhna Lake here this morning. The bodies were stuck in a marshy growth near the regulator end of the lake, suggesting that the woman jumped to her death with the child.

Dengue claims its first victim in city
Chandigarh, November 5
The deadly dengue fever claimed first life in the city today with 11-year-old Abhinav, a resident of Dhanas, falling prey to the disease following complications arising out of it. Though a doctor at the paediatrics department of the PGI confirmed it to be a “dengue” death, UT health officials claimed that they had no information in this regard.


MC Ticket Tussle
Battle of sexes at Cong meeting
Chandigarh, November 5
Serious differences emerged between two senior Congress leaders and municipal corporation (MC) ticket aspirants, in the presence of Union minister and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal, during a secret meeting of the party here today.

Railway Bonanza
Goa special for revellers this New Year’s Eve
Chandigarh, November 5
In a New Year bonanza for city residents, especially revellers, the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) today announced a special train to Goa after Christmas in December this year. The train will enable city revellers to be in Goa on the New Year’s Eve.


Modal Solar City
Admn redrafts ambitious plan
Chandigarh, November 5
After facing objections twice on its master plan to develop Chandigarh as the modal solar city, the UT Administration has redrafted its ambitious plan, hoping that this time it would get nod of the Central government.

MC rules? No bother!
Chandigarh, November 5
In blatant violation of municipal corporation (MC) rules, a resident of Sector 30-A has encroached upon a portion of a public park located opposite his house through a carpenter who has been engaged to make furniture for of his house.

Private carpenters have taken their work to an MC park at Sector 30-A, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
Private carpenters have taken their work to an MC park at Sector 30-A, Chandigarh

Haryana to resend panel, but with ACRs
Chandigarh, November 5
The Haryana government will send the same panel of three IPS officers to the Chandigarh administration that were recently sent back by the UT administration for the post of SP (Traffic).

Global conference to mark TBRL’s golden jubilee
Chandigarh, November 5
Delegates of over 13 countries will participating in High-Energy Materials Conference and Exhibit (HEMCE) 2011 being organised here by the Chandigarh-Delhi Chapter of the High Energy Materials Society of India (HEMSI) from November 10-12 to commemorate the golden jubilee year of Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory.

Going tough on defaulters

A member of the municipal corporation enforcement wing takes away a domestic gas cylinder, being used for commercial purposes, during an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

No appointment letters disappoint candidates
Chandigarh, November 5
Candidates, who had cleared the test conducted to recruit assistant project coordinators for various streams by the Sarv Shikhsa Abhiyaan, has expressed their concern for appointment letters not being issued.

Mohali woman mom at 65!
Chandigarh, November 5
After 40 years of married life, 68-year-old Hakim Singh and his wife Jaspal Kaur finally had a baby at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana about 10 days back.

Advani Yatra to enter city on Nov 17
Panchkula, November 5
Jan Chetna Yatra of BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishan Advani will enter the district on November 17. The state BJP leaders including Krishan Pal Gujjar, Ram Bilas Paswan, and Rattan Lal Katria would be present to welcome Advani, said Gian Chand Gupta, party treasurer, Haryana, while talking to media, here today.

Panic as body goes missing
Panchkula, November 5
Panic prevailed at General Hospital, Sector 6, today when a body of baby went missing. The body was kept on a stretcher and was to be taken for post mortem examination when doctors found it missing. The police was informed and it was revealed that victim’s uncle had taken the body without informing the authorities.


dav college
Management to re-probe Josan case
Chandigarh, November 5
In a complete U-turn of the event, the DAV management committee at a meeting held in Delhi today decided to conduct re-inquiry against Dr BC Josan, suspended principal of DAV College, Sector 10.

Another gizmo by PEC students
Chandigarh, November 5

Students of the PEC University of Technology have developed an automatic robot to solve the problem of industrial automation. This team presented their robot at the IIT Madras annual technical fest “Shaastra” this year and came second among the teams participating from all over the country.
PEC students with the robot designed by them in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
PEC students with the robot designed by them in Chandigarh

Degrees conferred on engg student
Chandigarh, November 5
The 41st annual convocation of the PEC University of Technology was held today and a total of 370 students completed BE in various disciplines and 23 graduated with honours.
That heady feeling!: Students of PEC University of Technology are on a high after receiving degrees during the 41st annual convocation in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

That heady feeling!: Students of PEC University of Technology are on a high after receiving degrees during the 41st annual convocation in Chandigarh on Saturday

Plantation drive to mark environment campaign
Chandigarh, November 5
“Saristhi”, the Environment Society of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, organised the save environment awareness programme in collaboration with the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes on the college premises.


Gymnastics, yoga mark sports day celebrations
Patiala, November 5
Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Patiala, celebrated the annual sports day on the school premises today. Lt Gen Rajesh Kochhar, who is currently a COAS at Army Training Command, Simla, and an alumnus of YPS, was the chief guest.

Abandoned mobike triggers panic
Ambala, November 5
A Hero Honda motorcycle was found abandoned on the staff road in the military area here today, causing panic among people in the area. According to sources, Army personnel reported to the police that the motorcycle was lying abandoned near a barricade and it might contain some explosives.

Six booked in assault case
Lalru, November 5
The local police has booked six persons for assaulting an employee of the revenue department at Jodhpur village. The victim, Karan Singh, had gone to the village for identifying some disputed land when the assailants started assaulting him.


HC dismisses Scientist’s plea
Chandigarh, November 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition filed by Varinder Mohan, Scientist “E” working in ETDC, Mohali, a wing of the Union Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Disobeying court orders
Contempt notice issued to DC, Addl DC
Panchkula, November 5
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gurvinder Kaur today issued contempt notice to Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Ashima Brar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Municipal Corporation executive official KK Jain and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Panchkula.
Stray cattle occupy a road at Sector 7, Panchkula
Stray cattle occupy a road at Sector 7, Panchkula. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

consumer court
Insurance firm directed to pay Rs 45,000
Chandigarh, November 5
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on Aviva Life Insurance company for its failure in cancelling the insurance policy of a Mohali resident.


Cyclist hit by unidentified vehicle, dead
Zirakpur, November 5
A 21-year-old cyclist died after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Nabha Sahib Gurdwara on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Hallomajra, Chandigarh.

Cop thrashed in Sector 45
Chandigarh, November 5
In a fourth incident of its kind within the last fortnight, a policeman was thrashed by unidentified assailants in Sector 45 late last night. The youths came in a Scorpio car and fled after bashing him up.


Ambala lads humble Mohali
Chandigarh, November 5
The District Football Association, Ambala, defeated Friends Club, Mohali, during the ongoing sixth Kanwar Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament for Boys being held at football stadium in Sector 17 here today.
A match in progress during the Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

A match in progress during the Harbans Lal Memorial Football Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday

Punjab restrict Jharkhand to 246
Chandigarh, November 5
Taking on Jharkhand, Punjab restricted the hosts to 246 for 9 on the first day of Col CK Nayudu being held at Kennan Stadium, Jharkhand. Jharkhand skipper Ashish Sinha called correctly and opted to bat. Punjab skipper Kunwar Raina restricted the hosts to 246 for 9 in 90 overs.

Ryan school enter second round
Chandigarh, November 5
Ryan International, Sector 49, moved into the second round of the Gurukul Global 24th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship in the under-14 sub-junior boys\ category by defeating Strawberry Fields 3-0 here today.

Ball badminton team announced
Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association today announced its team that will participate in the 31st Sub-Junior National Ball Badminton Championship being held at Bhillai, Chhatisgarh, from November 10 to 13.

Bodybuilding meet
Chandigarh, November 5
The Major PPS Siddu Memorial Invitation Classic Mr Chandigarh and 12th Inter-Club Bodybuilding Championship would be organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Bodybuilding Association at DAV College, Sector 10, from November 6.



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