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Toilet in park for Haryana ADGP’s staff 
Panchkula, November 18
The illegal toilet constructed in a public park in front of the residence of Haryana ADGP MS Mann at Sector 6, Panchkula, on Sunday. Cocking a snook at the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court against encroaching upon roads and public parks for providing a shelter to security men, bureaucrats are continuing with the illegal practice. A senior police official from Haryana, ADGP MS Mann, has 'constructed' an illegal toilet in a park located near his house in the residential area of Sector 6, Panchkula.

The illegal toilet constructed in a public park in front of the residence of Haryana ADGP MS Mann at Sector 6, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan 

cheating case
PGI fails to order internal probe
Chandigarh, November 18
Even a week after a cheating racket was busted in the PGI, the premier healthcare institute has failed to mark an internal inquiry to check the involvement of its staff in the racket.


Tug of war on for city police top post 
Chandigarh, November 18
With the current DGP of the Chandigarh Police PK Srivastava retiring by the month-end, intensive lobbying to head the UT police has begun. A major tug of war is on between two Inspectors General of Police (IGP), in particular, to head the UT police.

A lift operator (encircled) without a proper mask at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Life full of ups and downs 
Chandigarh. November 18
As soon as he took the 80-year-old patient suffering from tuberculosis to the ground floor, another patient with high fever entered the lift to move to the upper floor. Being severely ill, the patient vomited inside the lift, but the liftman had to still take him to the medicine OPD on the upper floor. 

A lift operator (encircled) without a proper mask at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Disturbed Area notification
UT won’t reveal benefits enjoyed by its officials 
Chandigarh, November 18
‘Mum’ is the word for UT officials when it comes to making public the benefits availed by them under the disturbed area tag. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had quashed the ‘Disturbed Area’ notification in Chandigarh.



City parks in a state of neglect
Chandigarh, November 18
Tall claims of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation(MC) of keeping city’s neighbourhood parks well maintained have fallen flat, as the park in front of the Mayor’s and Home Secretary’s residence is crying for maintenance.

Naked live wires: Tragedy in waiting at Panchkula sectors 
Panchkula, November 18
The lackadaisical approach of the Panchkula authorities came to the fore when the electric junction boxes of the streetlight poles were found open with naked live wires hanging out in most of the sectors in Panchkula, posing threat to human lives.

Mohali Police finally vacates community centre 
Mohali, November 18
After having encroached upon the public community centre at Phase VI for over six years, the Mohali Police finally vacated the premises following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here.

GMADA to offer plots at much cheaper rates in upcoming IT Park 
Mohali, November 18
In a bid to stable the rates of industrial plots in the area, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authorities (GMADA) is all set to offer the plots at much cheaper rates in the upcoming IT Park.

Young achiever: Her dance speaks for her
Chandigarh, November 18
Aishna Vashishth, 14, is hearing and speech impaired. It’s her dance that speaks volumes about her talent and dedication.

NGO spreads awareness about road safety
Chandigarh, November 18
“We are still not doing enough as far as road safety is concerned,” says Harman S Sidhu, who for past many years has been spreading awareness about road safety through his NGO ArriveSAFE. Supported by the Chandigarh Traffic Police, he observed the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims by lighting 12-feet-high giant candle at the Sector-17 Plaza here today.

Uncertainty looms over special employees housing scheme
Chandigarh, November 18
Uncertainty looms over the special employees housing scheme floated by the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB).

Sufi renditions captivate audience at Kala Gram
Chandigarh, November 18
A cultural evening, “Sufi Aawaz, Naach aur Saaz”, was held at the open-air theatre in Kala Gram, Manimajra, here today. Sufi singer Mamta Joshi captivated the audience with a beautiful rendition of songs like “Aakhian Nu Chain Na Aawe” and “Amber De Tare”. She sang Punjabi folk song “Eh Rang Kade Nahi Paya” too.

Play on partition concludes theatre fest
Chandigarh, November 18
The 7th annual theatre festival of the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy concluded at Tagore Theatre with the play “Karmawali” here this evening.

open house response
Exempt student community from hike
The government agencies must accept the plea of educational institutes for subsidised LPG cylinders, and messes and canteens providing food at subsidised rates to the student community must not be made to suffer.


PU plans online submission of exam forms
Chandigarh, November 18
After introducing online submission of forms for the entrance tests, PU is now planning to introduce online submission of examination forms at the end of every semester. The students will have the facility to fill the form and even pay the fee online.

Students from Paris on tour to study city’s architecture
Chandigarh, November 18
Eighteen students from the Architectural School of Paris-Malaquais are in the city on a fifteen-day tour to understand how the local planners accommodated the radical vision of the original master plan of the city.

37,000 sit for CTET in tricity
Chandigarh, November 18
About 37,000 students appeared for the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) held at 67 centres around the tricity.

Cheating Racket
PU to introduce jammers
Chandigarh, November 18
Taking lessons from the unearthing of the PGI entrance test cheating racket, the Panjab University (PU) has decided to introduce mobile phone jammers in the Common Entrance Test (CET) and Other Common Entrance test (OCET) conducted by it. The budget to purchase 150 metal detectors for examination centres during college and PU exams have also been approved and would be introduced in 2013.




Thieves strike at 4 places in 24 hrs
Chandigarh, November 18
Thieves struck at four places in the city in the last 24 hours and decamped with cash, gold and other valuables worth lakhs. Thieves targeted residence of Bhutani student Kelzang Namgyel in Sector 15. Kelzang is studying at the Postgraduate Government College in Sector 11.

Assailants attack youth at his residence
Chandigarh, November 18
Three unidentified assailants attacked a youth at his residence in Sector 50 last night and snatched away his mobile phone. Thirty-year-old Vikram Dev Singh, a software professional, was attacked at around 3 am. The incident took place when the victim was alone at home.

Another case of theft at wedding
Mohali, November 18
In yet another case of bag lifting from marriage occasions, a local family suffered a loss of about 2 lakh when a small boy from the spot after lifting the bag containing cash about Rs 50,000 and jewellery items from a marriage ceremony being held at Radhey Sham temple in Phase 2, here today.


Chandigarh, November 18
After the hectic competition, the super bikers underwent a stunt trail, at the Circus Ground, here today. The trail was conducted by the organisers of the MRF National Super Cross Championship that concluded on Saturday. A total of 90 bikers participated in the event.

Col CK Nayudu cricket tourney
Punjab maintains lead on second day
Chandigarh, November 18
Punjab team today put up a good show during the second day of the ongoing Col CK Nayudu Trophy at Bangalore. Punjab team posted 493 runs before getting bowled out in 142.1 overs.

Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship
Pankaj Sidana wins sub-junior boys' singles title
Chandigarh, November 18
Pankaj Sidana of Manav Mangal High School, sector 21, won the sub-junior boys' (singles) title by defeating Shaurya Gupta of St Annes School, Sector 32, in a one-sided match during the ongoing 25th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship for Gurukul Global Trophy at Table Tennis Hall, Sector 23, here today.

tennis  tourney
Charvi enters main round of CLTA-AITA 
Chandigarh, November 18
The CLTA trainee, Charvi Saxena, defeated Nisha Singh by 9-6 to qualify for the main round of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open Men and Women Tennis Tournament being held at the CLTA Court, today.

Katoch Shield Trophy a four-day event from 2013: PCA
Mohali, November 18
The meeting of executive members of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) was held today at Dhruv Pandove conference hall at the PCA stadium in Mohali.

rural sports
Miri Piri Kabaddi Academy, Kapurthala, emerge victorious
Mohali, November 18
The 14th edition of Sardar Sukhdev Singh Gill Memorial Sports festival concluded at Dushera Ground Phase VIII, here today.


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