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International Women Safety Day
School, college students soft targets
Chandigarh, November 24
It is a harrowing experience for women who commute by buses in the city, for they become the soft targets for eve-teasers. A reality check on the safety of women commuting by CTU buses on the eve of the International Women Safety Day (November 25) revealed that school-going and college-going girls were undergoing the humiliation at the hands of eve-teasers, but cases were going unreported.

A file photo of girl students boarding a CTU bus in Chandigarh.


Panchkula murder probe
2 youths rounded up for questioning
Panchkula, November 24
The Panchkula police has rounded up two youths from Baddi today in the sensational murder case of 24-year-old girl Jyoti, who was found murdered in Panchkula on Thursday. One of the youths is a relative of a political leader in Himachal Pradesh. The police said both these youths used to make and receive phone calls from Jyoti. The two youths, in their mid-twenties, had made calls to Jyoti just before she was murdered. They were in contact with Jyoti for the past two months and used to make several calls to her.

Body of 5-yr-old recovered from drain
Mohali, November 24
The police recovered a body of a five-year-old boy, who went missing last evening, from a drain’, this morning. The deceased has been identified as Amit, son of Sham Lal, a labourer, who lives in Amb Sahib Colony here. While denying any foul play in the case, the police said that drowning seemed to be the cause of death.

Finally, MC swings into action
Chandigarh, November 24
Waking up from its deep slumber, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has removed the tent pitched outside the residence of Punjab IAS officer Sumer Singh Gurjar in Sector 7. The violation was highlighted in these columns. Defying the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the IAS officer had encroached upon a portion of the road outside his house number 901 in Sector 7. The tent was being used as a shelter for his security staff.
Encroachment razed: The tent that was pitched outside the residence of Punjab IAS officer Sumer Singh Gurjar in Sector 7, Chandigarh, was removed (right) by the MC officials on Saturday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

PU prof under CBI Scanner
Chandigarh, November 24
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recently sought a sanction from the Panjab University to prosecute a professor of the pharmacy department for allegedly misleading the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in the matter of granting recognition to an educational institute in Jaipur.


3 students who went missing had gone to Shimla on a joyride
Panchkula, November 24
In an interesting case in Pinjore, three schoolchildren of Class V of a local school went missing a day ago. The police sounded an alert and there was a hue and cry that they were kidnapped. But when the police started searching them, it was found that they had gone to Shimla on a joyride.

MC House proceedings on TV may become reality
Chandigarh, November 24
If all goes well then the city residents will be able to see their representatives live on their TV or computer screens debating in the House meeting of the Municipal Corporation. In the house meeting on November 26, an agenda will be coming up for discussion for the live telecast of the MC House meeting proceedings.

PGI cheating racket
Two prime accused sent to judicial custody
Chandigarh, November 24
In the recently busted PGI cheating racket, the two prime accused, Dr Gangadhar Reddy and Gurivir Reddy, have been sent to judicial custody (Burail Jail) till December 3.

Students raise concern on crime against women
Mohali, November 24
Students of Shemrock School staged a street play at the Phase 7 market here today. The Class X students of the school highlighted the issue of “crime against women” through the play. The students themselves prepared the script and concept of the skit.

Dispute redress centres sans counsellors
Chandigarh, November 24
City family counselling centres set up for resolving the disputes of the couples have become a hub for career counselling for the youth due to non-availability of professional family counsellors.

12 private buses impounded
Chandigarh, November 24 The enforcement wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today impounded 12 buses of private transporters, schools and private colleges from Sector 35.

Chandigarh Carnival: Cultures know no bounds
Chandigarh, November 24
The second day of the Chandigarh Carnival witnessed a huge turnout. The merriment and joy was palpable as residents, youngsters all thronged various stalls. "CITCO Da Vehra" drew crowds. Amusement Park and the a filmcity based on North East was an another attraction.

Artistes from Jammu & Kashmir perform; and (right) Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaaj doles out Sufi renditions during the Chandigarh Carnival at Sector 10 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photos: S Chandan and Pradeep Tewari


‘Girl education catching on in Pakistan’
Students from Pakistan at the second International Model United Nations Conference at Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Chandigarh, November 24
“Pakistan is not all about shooting of a 14-year-old girl for advocating girls’ education rights; it is also about activism involving demanding of rights for girls,” says Areeb Shauket, one of the 12 girl students from Lahore Grammar School, who are participating in the International Model United Nations Conference at Vivek High School, Sector 38.

Students from Pakistan at the second International Model United Nations Conference at Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Strawberry Fields shines at science meet
Students of Strawberry Fields World School with awards won at the ICSE Inter-School Science Symposium in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, November 24
Strawberry Fields World School was declared the overall champion at the ICSE Inter-School Science Symposium, an inter-school science competition, at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, on November 23. Competing for the top honours under various categories were the ICSE affiliated schools of the tricity with students from classes VIII-X.

Students of Strawberry Fields World School with awards won at the ICSE Inter-School Science Symposium in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Annual Day
The annual function of CRB School, Sector 7, was held at Tagore Theatre. Various cultural performances captivated the audience. “Ek Chidiya” performance of UKG spread the message of unity. Traditional dances including lavani, naga, and dandia brought everybody close to their roots.

No storeroom for mid-day meal at Burail school
Chandigarh, November 24
The Government Middle School, Burail, Sector 45, was found lacking a separate storeroom for mid-day meals, during a surprise check conducted by ADC Mahavir Kaushik here today. Since Chandigarh has a centralised system of preparing mid-day meals, it has been made mandatory for all the government schools to have a clean room to store utensils and to receive the food when it arrives in the morning.

ADC Mahavir Kaushik interacts with students during a surprise check at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Tewari visits alma mater on annual sports meet
Chandigarh, November 24
Manish Tewari, Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting, visited his alma mater, St John’s High School, Sector 26, here today. He was the chief guest at the school’s annual sports meet. The school authorities presented Tewari his school admission card and a portrait sketched by a student. On seeing the portrait, he enthusiastically commented that his mother would be very happy to see it.

Union Minister Manish Tewari interacts with students at St John's High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari


3 hurt in accident
Ambala, November 24
Three persons, including a school student, were injured on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway near when a school bus of Indian Public School, Radaur, collided with a car near here this morning.

Burglars strike at two shops, gurdwara
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 24 Burglars decamped with cash and mobile phones from two shops in Tarkhan village. One Dr Manmohan Singh, in his complaint to the police, said that thieves had taken away Rs 60,000 and two mobile phones from his clinic.


Former constable caught stealing mobile phones
Chandigarh, November 24
A dismissed Punjab police constable was caught read handed while stealing two mobile phones from a mobile shop in Sector 22 here today. Interestingly, it was the second visit of the accused to the shop. A few days ago, he had managed to steal another mobile phone.

Two die in separate road accidents
Chandigarh, November 24
Two accident deaths were reported in the city while three were injured in two separate accidents.

Suicide bid by 22-year-old woman
Mohali, November 24
A 22-year-old woman reportedly tried to commit suicide by slitting her wrist at her paying guest accommodation at Phase III-B2 this evening.

Chain snatched in Sec 15
Chandigarh, November 24
A snatching incident was reported in Sector 15 today when two motorcycle-borne youths managed to snatch a gold chain of a woman.


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