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HC Blow to Punjab Govt
Chandigarh, November 25
In yet another embarrassment for the Punjab Government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the decision of converting the Mohali Municipal Council into a municipal corporation.

Order upsets SAD-BJP applecart
Mohali, November 25
The interim order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying the conversion of the Mohali Municipal Council into a Municipal Corporation has upset the applecart of the SAD-BJP combine which was using the move to woo voters in the run-up to the Assembly elections due in February-March next year.

MC elections
Party time in UT slums, periphery
Chandigarh, November 25
Shabbo, a resident of Colony IV, is upset with the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections scheduled for December 17. For the past one week, her husband, Janardhan, comes home drunk every night. “He names local goons of various parties as the sponsors of his evening binge,” she smirks. Gaddru Ram, a daily wager residing in Ram Durbar, says: “We are with every party. We get gifts from different leaders. It is party time for us. I wish we had elections every year.” The election commission has fixed Rs 1.75 lakh as the expenditure limit for each candidate.


Heritage items continue to go under hammer
Chandigarh, November 25
Numerous attempts of the UT Administration to stop the auction of city-based heritage items across the world is not yielding any result.

Boy escapes from Snehalaya again
Chandigarh, November 25
In yet another incident depicting callousness on part of the Snehalaya authorities, a 16-year-old boy managed to flee from the home for destitutes for the second time by scaling the wall of the home at Maloya last night. The boy, Vijay Augustin, had returned to the institute in September and managed to give the Snehalaya authorities another slip.

mullanpur eco city
Venue being readied for the Mullanpur Eco City draw of lots near GMADA office, Phase VIII, in Mohali Get Plot No. on draw day, too
Mohali, November 25
In a first-of-its-kind move, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has decided to allot the plot number to successful applicants on the day of the draw itself. The draw of lots is slated for November 28. Besides the house number, the successful applicants will also be given the street number as well as the block number of the area where the plot is located.

Venue being readied for the Mullanpur Eco City draw of lots near GMADA office, Phase VIII, in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu



MC general house over in an hour
Chandigarh, November 25
The general house of the municipal corporation was a mere formality today as the proceedings were winded up in an hour.

Labour committee rescues 4 children
Panchkula, November 25
The District Child Labour Committee today rescued four children aged between 7 and 13, including three girls, employed as domestic servants in flats of Sector 20 here.

mc elections
Seven file papers
Chandigarh, November 25 With just three days left for the filing of nomination papers for the forthcoming municipal corporation elections, two Congress candidates, four BSP candidates and an Independent candidate filed their papers today.

Focus on ways to streamline traffic
Chandigarh, November 25
Suggestions to improve traffic situation in the city poured in from various corners at the 12th meeting of the Central Traffic Advisory Committee held at the Chandigarh Police headquarters here today.

Visitors take a look at stamps during an exhibition at Sector 17 in Chandigarh City has over 4,000 philatelists
Chandigarh, November 25
Philately (stamp collection) may be losing its patron across the globe, but not in City Beautiful that boasts of over 4,000 dedicated philatelists.

Visitors take a look at stamps during an exhibition at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Cattle menace
Officials asked to submit action-taken report
Panchkula, November 25
Panchkula Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Gurvinder Kaur today directed the district authorities to submit the action-taken report on the court orders issued to officials concerned to take steps to rid roads of stray cattle.

Consumer Rights
German experts for national test agency in India
Chandigarh, November 25
Enforcement of consumer rights should be the main aim of the Central Government and for this, a national test agency should be constituted to ensure quality products for the consumers.


MCM students stage a protest outside the principal’s office in Chandigarh Defer exams, demand MCM students
Chandigarh, November 25
Expressing resentment over the ongoing two-hour joint strike by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), undergraduate students of MCM College today staged a protest demanding that their half-yearly exams should be postponed.

MCM students stage a protest outside the principal’s office in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


6-yr-old killed in mishap
Kharar, November 25
A six-year-old boy was killed in a road accident at Kharar on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nishat, a resident of Nawashahr-Badala village.


CBI inspector, UT cop acquitted in rape case
Chandigarh, November 25
A local court today acquitted a CBI Inspector and a UT police head constable in a rape case dating back to June, 2007.

Woman gets 7-yr jail for kidnapping minor
Chandigarh, November 25
A local court today awarded seven-year imprisonment to a woman for kidnapping a minor girl and then compelling her to indulge in illicit relations with men.


NRI woman’s purse stolen
Chandigarh, November 25
Unidentified persons stole the purse belonging to an NRI woman, Robika Gill, from Sector 30 on Friday.


All-India Mahatma Hansraj Tournament for Girls
Haryana trounce Ranchi
Patiala, November 25
The three-day All-India Mahatma Hansraj Tournament for Girls (inter-zonal, 2011) began at DAV School, Bhupindra road, Patiala, today. More than 700 girls from 10 different zones- Jharkhand, Bihar, Patna, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Maharashtra, UP, Uttarakhand and Harayana are taking part in the event to be held at DAV Public School, Bhupindra road, Patiala, DAV Global School, Chinar Bagh, Patiala, and Thapar University.

Officials exhange heated arguments during the matchHandball Tournament
Coach, official engage in verbal duel
Chandigarh, November 25
The officials assigned the job of keeping things under control both on and off field were seen losing their temper and indulging in a verbal tiff during a match of the ongoing Inter-School Handball Tournament.

Officials exhange heated arguments during the match.

Pranav claims top spot in roller-skating
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 25
The 23rd Punjab Roller-Skating Championship kicked off at Saffron City School, Kotla Bajwara. The event is being organised by the Punjab Roller-Skating Association.

TT: Chandigarh club rout Manav Mangal
Chandigarh, November 25
Chandigarh Table Tennis Club, Sector 28, defeated Manav Mangal Coaching Centre, Sector 21, 3-2 during the ongoing 24th Gurmeet S Grewal Memorial Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship here. In the final of girls (U-17) team event, Pareen beat Sakshi (11-7, 14-12, 11-9), Anushuki lost to Kalyani( 4-11,2-11,7-11) and Pareen and Anushuki defeated Kalyani and Shakshi (11-8,11-7,3-11,9-11,11-7).In another match, Kalyani defeated Pareen (7-11,8-11,3-11) and Anushuki beat Shakshi (11-9,12-10,7-11,11-9)
Dogs’ day out
A dog race under way during the 13th S Sukudev Singh Gill Memorial Sports Festival in Phase VIII of Mohali
A dog race under way during the 13th S Sukudev Singh Gill Memorial Sports Festival in Phase VIII of Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

GNPS-36, GMSSS-20 in final
Chandigarh, November 25
The basketball team of GNPS, Sector 36, will face Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, in the final of Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Girls (U-14) tomorrow.

Tennis meet
Gayatri outdoes Sabhyata
Chandigarh, November 25
Local tennis player Gayatri Kumariah defeated Sabhyata Nihalani of Delhi to win the final match of Shivalik Public School CLTA-AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament held at the CLTA Complex here.


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