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Theft incidents on rise; 1,350 cases reported
this year

Chandigarh, November 27
Thieves are having a field day in the city as is evident from the fact that at least eight thefts were reported in the past 24 hours. The police was caught napping while thieves and burglars made merry and gave residents sleepless nights.

Unheard travails of an uprooted civilisation
Poor representation to inhabitants of 50 villages uprooted for creation of city
Chandigarh, November 27
Negligible representation to original inhabitants of 50 villages, uprooted for the creation of the city in the list of Municipal Corporation candidates, is clearly indicative of the insignificant place they occupy in the priority list of politicians.


Acid attack on 19-yr-old mall employee
Chandigarh, November 27
A 19-year-old girl working as a sales service associate with a mall in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, was critically injured in an acid attack near the Sector 28 lights here late this evening.

Fog to prevail
Chandigarh, November 27
The weatherman has predicted foggy conditions will prevail in the early morning hours over the next couple of days, which is likely to hit the train services in the region.

79 trees face axe in city
Chandigarh, November 27
At least 79 green trees are likely to be felled in the name of development of the city. The permission to cut these trees has been sought from the authorities, claimed a senior official of the UT Administration.

Commercial space being misused blatantly
Notices to follow latest UT estate office survey
Chandigarh, November 27
More than 50 per cent of commercial establishments in Sector 22, the oldest and one of the major shopping centres of the city, have been blatantly violating norms of allotment by the UT estate office.


A proud moment for armoured regiments
Sidelights: For the first time, as many as 132 tanks were on parade. The five regiments fielded 26 tanks each, with one for the regiment commandant and five each representing their squadrons. Besides the T-90s on parade, a large number of tanks, BMP mechanised combat vehicles, Bofors Howitzers and other equipment were displayed at the periphery of the parade ground.

Military bands perform during the presentation of ‘Standards’ by President Pratibha Patil to five armoured regiments in Patiala on Sunday.
Military bands perform during the presentation of ‘Standards’ by President Pratibha Patil to five armoured regiments in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

MC poll
BJP, SAD agree, finally
Chandigarh, November 27
The ongoing tussle between the BJP and the SAD over the sharing of seats for municipal corporation elections finally ended today, with the SAD settling for four seats. Not compromising on ward 15, Harjinder Kaur would contest from the ward on the BJP-SAD ticket. SAD candidates would also contest from wards 5, 9 and 10.

Woman falls in lake, rescued
Chandigarh, November 27
An assistant sub-inspector with the UT police rescued a woman who had accidentally slipped into the Sukhna lake here this morning. Poonam of Mani Majra. slipped while she was feeding fish.

Ward No. 8
MC Ward Woes
Councillor mostly away, area cries for MC care
Ward No. 8 has always been in the limelight because of the area councillor remaining out of the country. The ward has been crying for proper sanitation and a garbage collection system, but no foolproof arrangements have been made so far by the authorities to streamlining these facilities. A majority of the ongoing works in the ward have been held up by the authorities for one reason or other and no fresh work started, due to which residents have been facing a number of problems.

The damaged road at a market in Sector 38. Wild growth in front of houses at Sector 37.

Phase Revisited
Things start falling in place at Phase VII
Mohali, November 27
Unlike other areas of the town, there has been some improvement in the civic amenities in Phase VII after the problems were highlighted in these columns more than two months ago. The condition of parks has been improved and roads have been strengthened due to the efforts of a former municipal councillor.

Hotels overhauling profile of Industrial Area
Roads, parking, power and water supply need major revamp
Chandigarh, November 27
Chandigarh’s Industrial Area is slowly, but definitely, undergoing a major upheaval, both in its look and making place for a bigger clientele. More than half a dozen hotels, including two five-star ones, are coming up with building designs which are distinctively different from the “rather monotonous” sketches on the master plan of Le Corbusier.

Sheraton hotel under construction at Industrial Area in Phase II, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S chandan

Open house Response
With expenses going through the roof, should state bear poll expenditure?
Contesting elections calls for a lot of money. Apart from arranging funds for canvassing, candidates have to organise meetings and rallies, thus one has to spend money on public address systems, decoration of rostrums, tents, use of vehicles and so on. Candidates have to take care of supporters by arranging food and drinks for them. Obviously, a poor candidate with no money and meagre resources, cannot hope to meet all these requirements and fight the elections.

Assembly Poll
Capt Kanwaljit’s daughter stakes claim to SAD ticket
Zirakpur, November 27
Late Capt Kanwaljit Singh’s family has finally bidden goodbye to the Dera Bassi assembly segment as his daughter Manpreet Kaur Dolly has staked claim to SAD ticket from Rajpura seat in Patiala district.

Stink makes residents’ lives miserable in town
Demand shifting of garbage dumping site to some other place
Panchkula, November 27
There seems to be no end to the woes of residents living in Sectors 25 and 26 of Panchkula extension. Even as they have been requesting the authorities to shift the garbage dumping site to some other place, as stench emanating from the area has made their lives miserable, nothing has been done to tide over the problem so far.

Mullanpur Eco City
200 policemen to be deployed at venue for draw
Mohali, November 27
For tomorrow’s draw of lots for Mullanpur Eco City, around 200 policemen have been deployed to manage 20,000 applicants at the venue for the draw that will begin at 9.30 am.

Maintenance of streetlights
MC to recruit employees to look after work
Panchkula, November 27
Residents of the town can be hopeful of seeing functional and well-maintained streetlights, as the Panchkula municipal corporation has decided to recruit employees for the purpose. A contractor had been looking after the work so far.

Chandigarh Scan
Jungle boundary wall sought
Security and safety of citizens is the paramount need of the hour. From the security point of view, the forest area from Sectors 39 to 42 is very dangerous to residents of these sectors. There are a large numbers of houses adjacent to this forest area which face the danger. The residents often encounter insects, snakes and other reptiles, endangering the lives of residents. The position is aggravated during the rainy season.

Chandigarh Carnival comes to melodic end
Chandigarh, November 27
Entertainment unlimited for people from all walks of life remained in full swing during the three-day Chandigarh Carnival 2011, which concluded at the Leisure Valley on a melodious and folksy note here this evening.

People enjoy a ride on colourful floats during the last day of the carnival at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Truck skids off road
Panchkula, November 27
A truck skidded off a road near Yadavindra Garden after its brakes failed.


Manav Mangal students enthral
Mohali, November 27
The three-day cultural programme of Manav Mangal High School concluded here today. Little angels studying in nursery created a cultural scenario of Punjab in ‘Rooh Punjab Di’.


Punjab rural games
Patiala bag overall trophy
Patiala, November 27
Host Patiala bagged overall trophy by pocketing 28 points on the concluding day of Punjab State Rural Games for Boys Under-16, here at Raja Bhalindra Singh Sports Complex, Polo Ground. Gurdaspur won second place with 17 points and Sangrur stood third with 14 points. Brig Labh Singh, Olympian, and Dhyan Singh Awardee, was the chief guest and gave away prizes to the winners.


Insurance company fined Rs 15,000 for lapses
Chandigarh, November 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 on Oriental Insurance Company Limited. The forum comprising president PD Goel and members Rajinder Singh Gill and Madanjit Kaur Sahota also directed the opposite party to pay the claim of Rs 61,816 besides Rs 5,000 as costs of litigation.


Man hit by car, dies
Zirakpur, November 27
A person died after being hit by an unknown vehicle near Chhat village on Saturday night. The body was sent to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital and would be kept there for 72 hours for identification.


Softball: Local team begin campaign with win
A player in action during the 24th Sub-Junior National Softball Championship at PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Sunday. Chandigarh, November 27
Local team of softball trounced Madhya Pradesh in the first match of the day during the ongoing 24th Sub- Junior National Softball Championship being held on the PEC University premises, here today.
In the Girls’ category, the winners defeated rival team by 10-0.More than 45 teams from 22 states are participating in the tournament. In another match, super league stage Punjab beat Rajasthan by 19-2 and Delhi defeated Andhra Pradesh by 11-1.

A player in action during the 24th Sub-Junior National Softball Championship at PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh on Sunday. TRIBUNE Photo: S. Chandan

A player catches a ball during a T20 match at cricket stadium, Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Photo: S. Chandan

GNPS cagers shine 
Chandigarh, November 27
Cagers of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, overpowered SGGS College, Sector 26, by 59-28 during the first match of Rao Jai Singh and Shanta S Singh Memorial Basketball Tournament, being held at New Public School, Sector 18, here today.

Chiraz, Navneet to lock horns in tennis final
Chandigarh, November 27
Chiraz Singh will face Navneet Singh in the finals of Boy’s (U-12) category during the ongoing Shri Ram Sarup Memorial Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-8, 10, 12) being organised by the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy, here today.

Garima, Dev bag titles in TT tourney
A player plays a shot during a table tennis match at TT Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S. Chandan Chandigarh, November 27
Garima Goyal defeated Kalyani and Dev Saini routed Mayank Kapoor to win the Girls’ (U-21) and Boys’ (U-21) title, respectively, during the commencing day of 24th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championships for juniors, youth and senior held at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

A player plays a shot during a table tennis match at TT Hall, Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: S. Chandan

Saransh, Vikram reach final
Chandigarh, November 27
Cueist Saransh Chaudhary and Vikram Singh Gujral reached finals after defeating Aniket and Kartik, respectively, during the 26th Haryana state sub-junior, junior and senior billiards and snooker championship, being held here.

Haryana beat Delhi in zonal ESIC sports meet
Chandigarh, November 27
The regional office of Haryana defeated regional office of Delhi by 2-0 to win carom title event of 9th Zonal ESIC Sports Meet.

St Xavier’s win laurels in cross country
Chandigarh, November 27
Naman Makkar of St Xavier's Senior Secondary School completed 3.5 Kms in 9.29 minutes to finish first in the ICSE inter-school cross country race being held, here today. Another athlete of the same school, Karan Bisht, finished second after completing the race in 10.42 minutes while Kailash Tamang of St Stephen's School secured third place in 11.4 minutes.


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