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Notices issued to 2 SHOs
Chandigarh, November 23
The second day of videoconferencing at the UT district courts was witness to a large number of grievances from undertrials who alleged that the police was delaying filing of challans in their cases.

Liquor vend owner takes pleasure in Kasab’s hanging, offers free beer bottles 
Chandigarh, November 23
Taking his pleasure over Mohammed Ajmal Kasab’s hanging too far, a liquor vend owner today offered a freebie in contravention to the Excise Act of UT Administration.

PANCHKULA murder probe
Victim was sexually active, had abortion
Panchkula, November 23
Jyoti, an unmarried BEd student, who was found murdered in Panchkula yesterday, had undergone an abortion in September after remaining pregnant for over four months. This was revealed in her post-mortem report today.




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Policewoman found dead
Panchkula, November 23
In a shocking incident, the body of a 25-year-old Chandigarh Police woman constable was found under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws residence in Sector 17, Panchkula, last night.

Girl pulls out pistol, points it at youth
Chandigarh, November 23
High drama was witnessed at the parking lot outside the Chandigarh Carnival venue at Leisure Valley in Sector 10 this evening when a 24-year-old girl pulled out a pistol and trained it at a youth following heated arguments with him.






COMMUNITY

Admn gets 26 applications
Chandigarh, November 23
The UT Administration has received 26 applications from young entrepreneurs for the allotment of space in the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) building situated at the IT Park.

Raging inferno
A Ford Escort that caught fire on the road separating Sectors 20 and 21 in Chandigarh on Friday.
A Ford Escort that caught fire on the road separating Sectors 20 and 21 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

CHB revokes its decision on freehold, transfer of flats 
Chandigarh, November 23 Taking a serious note of the violations in the Chandigarh Housing Board flats, the authorities today reverted to its resolution of giving permission of freehold and transfer of flats without checking the violations.

CIC asks GMCH to check misuse of water, power
Chandigarh, November 23
The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its recent order has asked Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, to check the misuse of water and electricity on its premises.

Destination IT @ North receives overwhelming response
Chandigarh, November 23
After witnessing a good response from the IT industry in the region, the two-day Destination IT @North concluded today.

When students' patience ran thin
Students wait for KK Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, to flag off the carnival parade at Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, November 23
About 400 students from various colleges were made to wait for more than two hours for the UT Adviser to flag off the carnival parade on the opening day of the Chandigarh carnival that began today at Leisure Valley.



Students wait for KK Sharma, Adviser to the UT Administrator, to flag off the carnival parade at Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Mystery surrounding Jyoti's death deepens
Panchkula, November 23
It was learnt that 24-year-old Jyoti, who was found murdered in Panchkula on Thursday, used to talk to a person 10 to 12 times a day. The police is looking for the man whose mobile tower location was traced to Zirakpur.

Healthy meal for children at just `2
Chandigarh, November 23
Various crčches in the city that cater to the children of working parents are being paid just Rs 2 per meal by the Central Social Welfare Board.

Sanitation panel recommends purchase of 42 litter bins
Chandigarh, November 23
A meeting of the sanitation committee of the municipal corporation was held today. The committee recommended the purchase of 42 litter bins for the market area of Sector 17.

Teachers go on chain hunger strike
Chandigarh, November 23
In continuing the struggle for their pending demands, the teaching, retired and non-teaching staff of non-government aided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh observed a chain fast in Chandigarh.

Students perform a traditional dance at Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh on Friday. 2nd UN conference at Vivek High
Chandigarh, November 23
The second International Model United Nations Conference, VHSMUN 2012, kicked off at Vivek High School today. On till November 26, the conference started with a musical performance by Asim Halwari, a budding piano player, who has trained under AR Rahman.





Students perform a traditional dance at Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

school notes
Painting competition
Eco-Club of the school organised a painting competition, in which 88 students from various schools participated. The participants were given the topic ‘safety of migratory birds’. The event was held in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh, at Sukhna Lake regulatory end.

Artistes from Sikkim perform at Chandigarh Carnival at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Friday.
Artistes from Sikkim perform at Chandigarh Carnival at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Students paying extra for meals
Chandigarh, November 23
Students of PU are unaware of the fact that the shops at Student Centre have rolled back the rates of meals after the students’ agitation. They are still paying the previous rates. In the absence of separate rate lists, students are being overcharged by the shopkeepers.

Chandigarh Carnival under way
CHANDIGARH, November 23
The Chandigarh Carnival started amidst the beating of drums and merriment by visitors at the Leisure Valley today.

Youth electrocuted 
Panchkula, November 23 A 23-year-old youth was electrocuted to death after he came in contact with a high-tension wire while working at a sewerage treatment plant in Hotel Shiraaz1 at Sector 5, Panchkula. The victim, Ram Gopal, was rushed to General Hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula.

EDUCATION

Fake certificates a ‘saviour’
Chandigarh, November 23
Students of Panjab University are on a spree of submitting fake medical certificates to cover shortage of lectures.

Teachers posts will be filled within a year
Dera Bassi, November 23
The Punjab Education Minister, Sikander Singh Malooka, said all vacant posts of teachers in the state would be fulfilled within one year. He assured that the infrastructure need of the schools would also be met in the coming three years and plans are already in place for this purpose.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Farmers a harried lot
Ambala, November 23
Farmers and arthiyas lamented that they had not received the payment for their produce for the past one month.

COURTS

Realty firm penalised Rs 5 lakh
Chandigarh, November 23
A city-based private firm has been penalised for failing to grant possession of a plot to the complainant within the stipulated period. The UT Consumer Forum has directed Taneja Developers and Infrastructure Ltd to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the complainant who had booked a plot in township called ‘TDI City’ at Mohali-Kharar Road.

CRIME

Man falls from fifth floor of judicial academy
Chandigarh, November 23
A 26-year-old man died after he fell from the fifth floor of the judicial academy in Sector 43 this afternoon.The deceased was identified as Umesh Kumar, a resident of Panchkula. He worked for a contractor Rajesh Sood.

SPORTS


The jubilant lot
Winners of the CBSE National Skating Championship at Blue Bird High School in Sector 16 in Panchkula on Friday.
Winners of the CBSE National Skating Championship at Blue Bird High School in Sector 16 in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Punjab to take on Saurashtra at PCA today
Chandigarh, November 23
The fourth round of Group A League of Ranji Trophy match between Punjab and Saurashtra will get under way at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, tomorrow.

Satluj academy script win in cricket
Chandigarh, November 23
In the first league match of U-13 Satluj Winter Premier League Cricket Tournament at Satluj Public School in Sector 4, Panchkula, Satluj Stunners Cricket Academy (A Team) beat Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula, by a huge margin of 125 runs. Satluj won the toss and elected to bat first.

 



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