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Luring through dollar dreams not walk in the park
Two arrested; used details of rejected visa seekers’ namesakes
Chandigarh, November 20
Vikram Sharma and Vinay Chadha at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9 of Chandigarh on Sunday. The special investigating team (SIT) of the Chandigarh Police, set up to crack down on illegal immigration firms operating in the city, has busted a well-organised racket of fraud by an immigration agency at Sector 32 here. Two fraudsters, in their early 30s, have been arrested.

Vikram Sharma and Vinay Chadha at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9 of Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Five cases against Guru Kirpa proprietor
Mohali, November 20
Close on the heels of registering over 50 cases of cheating against Deepak Arora and Karandeep Singh, proprietors of Jet International Placement Services and Jet Point Immigration Consultancy Services, for duping hundreds of youths on the pretext of arranging work permit visas, the Mohali police has now slapped five similar cases on Neena Sharma, proprietor of Guru Kirpa Immigration.


134 firms registered with cops
Chandigarh, November 20
A total of 134 immigration firms have been registered with the Chandigarh Police, till date, during its campaign against illegal immigration firms operating in the city.

No water supply this morning
Chandigarh, November 20
There will be no water supply to the entire city tomorrow afternoon and low pressure in the evening, according to a press note issued here today. The water supply will be shut from 3:30 am to 9:30 am.



World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Life is precious, drive slowly
On an average, 4,500 lives are lost in 11,000 mishaps in Haryana yearly
Panchkula, November 20
On an average in Haryana, around 4,500 persons lose their lives in 11,000 road accidents. Reports revealed that 40 per cent of the accident victims were not wearing a headgear while driving. Even a study by Arrive Safe, an NGO working for creating awareness about road safety, showed that educated people ignored things that could help avoid road accidents.

Motorcyclist killed in accident
Panchkula, November 20
A 33-year-old man was killed as his motorcycle rammed into a stationary car here today. The deceased was identified as Praveen Kumar of Mansa Devi Complex.

Playing with fire

An artiste from Mizoram performs in Asiad Jamini Circus at Phase VIII, Mohali, on Sunday.
An artiste from Mizoram performs in Asiad Jamini Circus at Phase VIII, Mohali, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

106 plots to go under hammer
Mohali, November 20
A total of 74 commercial and 32 residential plots are being put under the hammer for the two-day auction of freehold commercial and residential sites, beginning tomorrow.

Community centre or vegetable market?
Zirakpur, November 20
A Community Centre at Dhakoli village is out of bounds for the local residents. The venue for holding functions and ceremonies has been allegedly encroached upon by a vegetable seller.

Fiza discharged of charges
Mohali, November 20 In the eight-month-old case of breach of peace by Fiza, alias Anuradha Bali, the estranged wife of Chander Mohan, who allegedly threw paint in the courtyard of her neighbour Ram Krishan in Sector 48-C, the Mohali Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) has discharged her of the charges. The order were passed by the SDM after the investigating officer failed to appear before him.

PSEB employee seeks permission to end life
Mohali, November 20
Ram Singh, a physically challenged rusticated employee of the Punjab School Education Board, has appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to grant him permission to end his life as the state government had not fulfilled its promise to regularise the services of 134 clerks. In a representation to the CM, Ram Singh stated that he had been staging a dharna outside the office of the PSEB for long, but the state government chose to look the other way.

open house response
They made promises, but failed to deliver
Municipal councillors exchange hot words during a General House meeting in Chandigarh. Neatly drafted election manifestos by different political parties and candidates to catch the fancy of voters is a ritualistic exercise.

Municipal councillors exchange hot words during a General House meeting in Chandigarh. A file photo

Experts dwell on critical care
Chandigarh, November 20
Peri-operative care and management of critical moments during surgery came up for a detailed discussion at the international symposium on peri-operative medicine and critical care organised by Inscol Hospital at the CII auditorium here today.

UT carries out 15-point programme for minorities
Chandigarh, November 20
To mark the ‘Communal Harmony Campaign Week’ from November 19 to 25, the UT Administration is implementing 15-point programme for the welfare of minority communities.
VijayVardhan, an IAS officer, at the release of his book ‘Ibadat’ in Chandigarh on Sunday.
VijayVardhan, an IAS officer, at the release of his book ‘Ibadat’ in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Section 144 imposed in city till Nov 23
Chandigarh, November 20
In an apprehension that certain groups of persons have been planning to organise rallies, dharnas and resorting to other agitational methods that might disturb public peace, the local district magistrate has imposed Section 144, CrPC in the city except on the Rally Ground, Sector 25, for a period of three days.

This elite ward cares less for a welfare body
In 2007, an area was earmarked by the authorities for the construction of an e-sampark centre for the residents of the Sector 7 but till date the work of the centre has not commenced. Even though assurances have been given to the residents a number of times, but till date no action has been taken on it.

‘Station’ marks conclusion of theatre fest
Chandigarh, November 20
The Chandigarh Theatre Festival organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi concluded with the staging of a Hindi play “Station”, written and directed by NSD alumnus Asif Ali.

‘Laadli’ brings fore evil of female foeticide
Chandigarh, November 20
Social evils, especially female foeticide, are deep rooted in the psyche of many of the orthodox people, who advocate for the traditional preference for a male child.

Wind turbine to meet power needs
Chandigarh, November 20
With the increasing need of electricity and reducing resources, Ravi Raja, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi, has developed a cost-effective new type of wind turbine that would fulfill needs of electricity requirements of society.

Theatre workshop
Chandigarh, November 20
Members of the women cell of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, are learning to break gender discrimination and social stigmas around women through a theatre workshop titled “Hamari Pehchan Hamari Bhoomika”. — TNS

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Colleges start new chapter in entrepreneurship sector
Chandigarh, November 20
In today’s era of large-scale unemployment and job cuts, entrepreneurship development and mentoring start-up ventures has started gaining ground in a number of engineering colleges across the region. With a number of venture capital funds making their presence felt, these start-up ventures are now finding it increasingly easy to get the much needed finance for making their business plans a reality.

11 innovators to exhibit projects at ISEF
Chandigarh, November 20
Students in a jubilant mood at the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Sunday. Among 103 projects exhibited at the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) held at the PEC University of Technology, 11 innovators have been selected to represent India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2012.

Students in a jubilant mood at the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Two held for planning robbery
Ambala, November 20
Two persons were arrested for planning a robbery in the town.The police said that the two were planning to commit a robbery last night. Acting on a tip-off, it raided a place in Mahesh Nagar area and nabbed both of them. The accused have been identified as Golu and Beeru, both residents of Ambala Cantt. 

Post of civic body vice-president Renu Sharma elected unanimously
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 20
Due to the ongoing simmering conflict between the two warring factions of the SAD-BJP, Renu Sharma, wife of former District Congress Committee chief, managed to win the post of vice-president of the Bassi Pathana municipal council.

Railway overbridge to be inaugurated before Jor Mela
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 20
The railway over bridge (ROB) at the level-crossing number 145-B on the Ambala-Ludhiana railway track near the Sirhind railway station has been completed and will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister before the commencement of annual Saheedi Jor Mela, which is scheduled for December 26 to 28 at Fatehgarh Sahib.


Silver City directed to refund Rs 13.80 lakh to Ambala resident
Chandigarh, November 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed Silver City Housing and Infrastructure Ltd., to refund an amount of Rs 13,80,000 to an Ambala City resident along with 18 per cent interest per annum from the respective dates of deposit till realisation.

On Dot Couriers fined Rs 5,500 
Chandigarh, November 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I slapped a fine of Rs 5,500 on On Dot Couriers and Cargo Limited for misplacing the parcel of a Panchkula resident, containing a costly book.

Modelling institute penalised Rs 2,500
Chandigarh, November 20
Failure to provide a woman dance instructor to a young enthusiast of Sector 45 proved costly for the Rock N Roll Dance, Modelling Institute and Event Management, as the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I slapped a fine of Rs 2,500 on the institute.


2 thefts in a day
Zirakpur, November 20 
Two cases of theft were reported in Zirakpur in the past 24 hours. In the first case, thieves decamped with cash Rs 16,000, a mobile phone and important documents from the house of Yogesh Gupta, a resident of MS Enclave, Dhakoli.


Mani Majra claim overall squay trophy
Chandigarh, November 20
Students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra Housing Complex (MHC), with a haul of seven gold medals claimed the overall trophy in the two-day Squay Championship conducted in memory of Chacha Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, at The Banyan Tree School complex in Sector 48 here today.

TT meet from Nov 23
Chandigarh, November 20
The 24th Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship will be held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, from November 24.

Narinder scripts CITCO win
Chandigarh, November 20
A batsman plays a shot during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Sunday. Excellent all-round performance by Narinder Kwatra (unbeaten 54 and four for 16) paved the way for CITCO to outplay Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) by nine wickets in the Chandigarh Inter-Department T-20 Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

A batsman plays a shot during a cricket match in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

DP Azad academy register win
Chandigarh, November 20
Excellent batting performance by Ayudh Sharma (51 runs in 61 balls) enabled DP Azad Cricket Academy defeat Millennium Cricket Academy by 49 runs.

Arjun, Seerat in main draw
Chandigarh, November 20
Arjun and Seerat entered the main draw of Shivalik Public School CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Under-14 Tournament being held at the CLTA Complex here today.

Ashima, Sanchit hog limelight in tennis
Panchkula, November 20
Ashima Garg and Sanchit of Satluj Public School emerged winners in the 10th Satluj Open Tennis Tournament that concluded in Satluj Pubic School, Sector 4, here today. Ashima Garg defeated Aditi Rattan of the same school by 6-0 in the under-19 girls’ category, while Sanchit beat Aayush of Gymkhana Club by 8-6 in the under-16 boys’ category.

Kiran, Aishwariya steal the show
Chandigarh, November 20
Kiran and Aishwariya stole the show as they were declared winners for their performance in the DanceSport held at the Sector 10 Skating Rink here today.

Ludhiana eves romp home
Chandigarh, November 20
The winning team strike a pose with their medals in Chandigarh on Sunday. The Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, has lifted the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (Women) Team Championship held at PU grounds, Chandigarh. In the first match, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, got the better of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, by 12-0. Veerpal Kaur scored three points, while Sukhvir, Ramandeep and Amandeep scored two points each.

The winning team strike a pose with their medals in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

DPS-40 pocket football title
Chandigarh, November 20
DPS, Sector 40, won the Inter-School Football Tournament (U-14 boys) after defeating St Joseph School by 4-3 in a tiebreaker. Gurkaran, Parth Rastogi, Sukhpreet and Dhruv scored for DPS-40, while Anshul, Karambir and Arjun Rana scored for St Joseph. — TNS



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