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8-lakh robbery
Complainant goes missing
Harsh treatment by police depressed him: Family
Chandigarh, November 14
In a major twist to the Rs 8-lakh daylight armed robbery that occurred on November 12, the 26-year-old victim has mysteriously gone missing. Abir Malhotra, the complainant who is believed to be suffering from depression, has been missing since yesterday evening and his phone has been switched off.

Abir Malhotra and (right) Babar Malhotra, the victim’s brother. Tribune photos


PU proposes pharmacy prof as dental college head!
Had advertised post 5 times, saying it was looking for ‘quality’
Chandigarh, November 14
After advertising the controversial post of the Director-Principal for HSJ Dental College here more than five times, saying it was looking for “quality”, Panjab University has ultimately proposed putting a professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences as in charge of the post.

Taking U-turn, Punjab Govt ropes in GMADA
Development and maintenance works in Mohali markets
Mohali, November 14
Almost a year after taking the “populist decision” to constitute Municipal Corporation (MC) for Mohali, the Punjab Government has taken a U-turn in initiating the maintenance and new development works through the headless civic body.

Young diabetics take it in their stride
Doc’s advice to parents: Manage the problem rather than hide it
Chandigarh, November 14
It’s a coincidence that in India the World Diabetes Day and the Children’s Day fall on November 14. So what would life be for young school-going children suffering from diabetes (Type I), living without all sweets and chocolates and surviving on daily shots of insulin and a disciplined lifestyle, devoid of minor luxuries like even sleeping late on holidays? Boring and difficult, one would say so.

Diabetic foot is the most common problem
Mohali, November 14
Diabetic foot is the most common problem associated with diabetes which requires admission in hospital and also has a high morbidity and mortality rate, Dr Ravul Jindal, head of vascular and endovascular surgery, Fortis Hospital, said here today.


MC Ward Woes
Public utility services non-existent here
Ward No. 13 comprises Sectors 49, 50, 51 and colony No. 5. The UT administration had developed these sectors in the second phase of the city with the promise of providing latest facilities to its residents. However, the area is crying for proper public utility services. Their biggest woe — city’s biggest slum dwelling — was to be removed 10 years ago but it still stands and thrives, becoming a hub of anti-social elements.

Wild growth and weed in an open area in colony No. 5, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Prof Saudamini Bambah Saudamini Bambah passes away
Chandigarh, November 14
A gentle teacher who was kind to her students, Prof Saudamini Bambah — who died here today just a few days before she would have been 85 — was known in recent years for her continuing social work, especially with the Blood Bank Society, of which she was one of the founders.

Where has all the money for paver blocks gone?
Crores of rupees spent from MC exchequer but quality nowhere to be seen
Chandigarh, November 14
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation on the request of councillors has spent crores of rupees on laying of paver blocks in the last three years, but ironically they are “clueless” about its quality, as the authorities have no yardstick to monitor its quality.

Power play
UT to bill consumers for arrears in phases
Chandigarh, November 14
A sizeable majority of city residents will not have to pay the arrears on electricity bills in the next bill, as announced earlier. The UT electricity department has divided the list of consumers into different groups and will issue bills in a phased manner.

Burail Jail inmates lend voice to their emotions
Chandigarh, November 14
Convicts at the Model Jail Burail today got a unique opportunity to display their talent during a cultural programme held on the jail premises this evening. Hardcore criminals sang emotional songs, expressing their deep desire to meet their loved ones and feeling guilty of committing the crimes that landed them behind bars.

Inmates perform bhangra during a cultural programme at the Burail jail in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Dhanas kids’ missive to Patil
Want playgrounds freed of encroachment by milkmen
Chandigarh, November 14
While the city was busy celebrating Children’s Day with usual gusto, the children of Dhanas were a disheartened group as most of their playgrounds had been encroached upon by the local milkmen.

Jailbirds sing:
Israeli national Lior Avi Ben Moyal, convicted under the NDPS Act, sings a song during a cultural programme at Burail Jail in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Childhood lost As the nation celebrates Children’s Day, it’s just another day on the road for two-year-old Amit, who cries for care as his parents work in the background, at Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Met dept comes up with website
Chandigarh, November 14
In order to get closer to general public, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, launched its website — www.chdmausam.org — here today.

Nothing has changed for Sec 21 in P’kula
HUDA still to act on residents’ grievances
Panchkula, November 14
Heaps of garbage and potholed roads are the norm in Sector 21 as HUDA has failed to improve the situation despite repeated requests by residents. The issue was also highlighted in these columns two months ago, but nothing has changed. While roads in the sector have turned from bad to worse, parks are dotted with broken dustbins and playing equipment for children.

3 more down with dengue
Chandigarh, November 14
With three new cases being confirmed, the total number of people affected from dengue has gone up to 67 in the city.

Two found using kundi connections
Chandigarh, November 14
To deal with the kundi connection menace in the city, the UT electricity department embarked on early morning raids from today.

Welcoming you with garbage
Most residents of of Pushpac Complex at Sector 49 are retired Panjab University officers. Right in front of the complex is wild growth of grass, which poses a threat to life as it houses snakes.


Children’s Day spirit pervades tricity
Mohali, November 14
Students of Manav Mangal School perform at Children’s Day celebrations in Tagore Theatre on Monday. Students of The Millennium School, Sector 67, had a feel of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ as the staff of the school organised a special quiz and a show for them to celebrate Children’s Day today. The participants in the quiz were thrilled while sitting on the ‘Hot Seat’ to give answers to simple questions. The recorded voice of Amitabh Bachchan was used during the quiz, which attracted applause every time.

Students of Manav Mangal School perform at Children’s Day celebrations in Tagore Theatre on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

City NCC cadets second at national camp
Chandigarh, November 14
Naval wing cadets from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate have bagged the second position at the All-India Nau Sainik Camp (NSC) held at Visakhapatnam, in which cadets from all 17 directorates across the country participated.

Naval wing cadets from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate who finshed runners-up at a national camp held at Visakhapatnam. A Tribune photograph


Fondly remembering Chacha Nehru
Ambala, November 14
Children day was organised in various schools of Ambala today to remember India’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. Cultural functions and various competitions were held in the school.

Teachers perform for students at Kangaroo Kids
Patiala, November 14
Kangaroo Kids pre-school students celebrated Children’s Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.

Zeal, enthusiasm unlimited at Dera Bassi school
Dera Bassi, November 14
An impressive function was organised at col. VR Mohan DAV Public School, Dera Bassi, to mark Children’s Day.

Panel formed
DERA BASSI: The Dera Bassi municipal council has constituted a committee to look after development works in the town. Vipan Thamman of the BJP was unanimously appointed chairman of the committee, while councillors Hari Om Dhiman and Tara Chand, were elected members.


Consumer courts
New India Assurance told to refund Rs 48,986
Chandigarh, November 14
The District Consumer Forum Disputes Redressal-II has directed New India Assurance Company to refund Rs 48,986 to a Sector-18 resident as repair charges of a vehicle registered in her deceased husband’s name.

No bail for Hawara attackers
Chandigarh, November 14
A local court today dismissed the bail application filed by the three accused who attacked Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara on Friday.

Bribe accused gets 2-yr jail
Chandigarh, November 14
CBI Special Judge Ritu Tagore today awarded two years imprisonment to KP Tiwari, the protector of emigrants in Chandigarh, in a corruption case dated March, 2008.


Wife ends life after tiff with husband
Man, too, tries to commit suicide
Ambala, November 14
A married woman committed suicide last night by consuming some poisonous substance following a domestic dispute in Ambala Cantt.
According to sources, Daljit Kaur, a resident of Anand Nagar area of Ambala Cantt, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. The sources said that she had an argument with her husband on Sunday over some issue, which distressed her.

Opening wallet before rickshaw-puller proves fatal
Panchkula, November 14
Opening his wallet before a rickshaw puller proved fatal for a migrant labourer. The rickshaw puller finding his passenger in possession of big amount of money took him to a desolated place and killed him before taking away the money.

Man’s body found
Zirakpur, November 14
An unidentified man in his mid-thirties was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Gajipur railway tracks on Sunday evening. The body has been kept at the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital for identification.


Coaches under scanner
Players of junior football team accuse officials of harassment
Chandigarh, November 14
Making the mockery of Children’s Day, which is being celebrated amidst fanfare in city schools today, a disgraceful incident of assault has come to fore. In a shocking incident, players of the junior (U-14) football team, who recently represented the city in the school national games held in Goa, accused the officials, who accompanied them, of harassment.

Ball of contention
: Players in action during a football match between St Joseph Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, at Government Model School, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Judo player accuses govt of bias
Chandigarh, November 14
In a clear case of partiality and favouritism, the Haryana government has failed to provide a job to a judoka, who brought laurels to the state by winning many national and international competitions.

Cricket tourney
Stepping stones drub SGGSC by 7 runs
Chandigarh, November 14
Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, defeated SGGSC Public School, Sector 26, by seven runs in a match during the Inter-School Cricket Tournament, being held here today.

Ranji Trophy
Manan Vohra to represent Punjab, replaces Khera
Chandigarh, November 14
Local player and ace batsmen Manan Vohra after bringing laurels in the Junior (U-19) Indian team is selected to represent Punjab in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Tournament against Saurashtra and the Railways.

Inter-school Cricket
DAV-15 thrash Shishu Niketan
Chandigarh, November 14
DAV School, Sector 15, thrashed Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, in a match of the Inter-school Cricket tournament for Boys (U-16) held at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here today.

Players in action during a cricket match between DAV School, Sector 15, and Shishu Niketan School, Sector 22, at DAV School, Sector 8, in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Chandigarh Football Academy begins on good note
Chandigarh, November 14
Lads of Chandigarh Football Academy while representing Government Model High School, Sector 36, won their first match of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament being held in Delhi, today.

GMSH lift inter-school volleyball title
Chandigarh, November 14
The volleyball team of Government Model High School (GMSH), Manimajra, defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, to win the inter-school volleyball tournament for boys (U-14) held here today.

CBSE Games
Rolling Tigers win 3 medals
Chandigarh, November 14
Skaters of Rolling Tigers, Panchkula, won three medals in the recently held CBSE National Games at Noida.

Ball Badminton
Govt High School lift title
Chandigarh, November 14
Government High School, Sector 32, won the first place in the Ball Badminton Inter-School Tournament for Girls (U-14) at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here, today. while team of DAV School, Sector 15, secured the second place. In the same group, Government Model High School, Sector 37, secured the third place.

Basketball Meet
SD, New Public School in final
Chandigarh, November 14
SD Public School will face New Public School, Sector 18, in the final of Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Boys being held at the sports complex in Sector 46 here.


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