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Couple charred to death
Chandigarh, December 1
The charred bodies of a couple were found under mysterious circumstances at their home in Sector 46 here this morning. Though the police has ruled out any foul play, domestic violence is believed to be the reason behind the tragic incident. The couple was heard quarreling by their neighbours a few hours before they saw smoke bellowing out of the house.

His world shattered in a couple of minutes


Staff, along with bhangra artistes, dance after the completion of a 10-storeyed building in 48 hours in Mohali Skyscraper comes up in 48 hrs
Mohali, December 1
Setting a new national record, a 10-storeyed building of steel has been erected in just 48 hours in Mohali. The challenge to raise the tower has been accomplished by a Mohali-based company, Synergy Thrislinglton. When it struck 4.30 pm, the staff engaged in the raising of the steel structure erupted in celebration as the deadline for the completion of the building had been met. More than 200 skilled workers of the company stood proud in front of the skyscraper as awestruck onlookers watched the building inching towards the finish. A visibly elated Harpal Singh, the brain behind the idea and owner of the company, said today, they had shown the world their skills of constructing buildings the fastest way.

Staff, along with bhangra artistes, dance after the completion of a 10-storeyed building in 48 hours in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A smart structure
In just 2 days: How they did it

No stopping this woman athlete at 97
Gurdev Singh and Mann Kaur show their medals in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, December 1
At 97 one might like to spend all the time telling tales about his or her days of youth while sitting in a warm quilt and people sitting around him. But for Mann Kaur, a resident of Sector 40 and famous veteran athlete, it’s all about living more and keeping fit. Adding another feather to her cap, the two times world record holder athlete has won a gold medal in the recently concluded 17th Asia Masters Athletic Championship held in Taipei (Taiwan) from November 2 to 7.

Gurdev Singh and Mann Kaur show their medals in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune
photo: Parvesh Chauhan

7,364 to appear for rescheduled PGI exam
Chandigarh, December 1
A total of 7,364 candidates will be eligible to appear for the PGIMER’s rescheduled MD/MS entrance exam, which is to be held on December 8. A provisional list of the eligible candidates, including roll numbers and categories, was uploaded on the institution’s website late evening today.

Deshraj’s remand extended
Deshraj Chandigarh, December 1
The accused in a graft case, former SP (City) Deshraj Singh was produced before a special CBI court here today via videoconferencing (with inter-connectivity between the court and the Burail Jail). This is the first high-profile case being heard via videoconferencing since the facility was introduced 10 days ago. Deshraj’s judicial custody was extended by another 14 days. He will appear before the court on December 15.


New turn to Panchkula train mishap case
Panchkula, December 1
The postmortem report of the three Panchkula youths, whose bodies were found from a railway track, has revealed that the victims had injury before they were run over by the train. It was on November 18 when the bodies of three Panchkula youths were found chopped and eaten by dogs near a railway line in Derabassi. Two 17-year-old boys, Raju and Ram Singh and a 13-year-old girl had been missing since November 17 and the Raju’s had alleged honour killing.

Road widening
800 phones lose ring in Mohali
Mohali, December 1
An allegedly ‘mindless’ digging by GMADA officials to widen the road in Phase IX of the Industrial Area caused disconnection of over 800 phones of the BSNL in the area. An official of the BSNL at the site claimed that with the digging process, two major wires have been cut. “With cutting of these two cables over 800 BSNL phones of Sector 66, Phase XI and Phase IX of the Industrial Area have gone dead,” said the official.

Artists from Chennai put Tanjore paintings on display at craft mela
Chandigarh, December 1
Centuries have passed but the style of the Tanjore paintings have not changed much. In the ongoing Chandigarh National Craft Mela, a group of artists from Chennai has put up a large collection of the Tanjore paintings. Due to their gold foil work, the paintings are the most expensive artifacts in the craft mela, costing between Rs 2500 to Rs 4 lakh. “What makes these paintings different from other art forms is their surface richness, vivid colours and the hand work involved in making these paintings," says Chennai-based B Loganathan, who has displayed a large number of work at the mela.

An artist works on a painting during the National Craft Mela in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Survey to detect cancer patients kicks off
Mohali, December 1
Over 12 lakh people will be covered in Mohali district under the state-level programme for early detection and registration of cancer patients. The campaign started from Balmik colony here today.

Youth files complaint against Khemka
Panchkula, December 1
A complaint has been filed in the court against Ashok Khemka under Section 156 (3) of CrPC by a youth alleging abetment to suicide case against Khemka.

Sergeant Uday Singh remembered
Parents of Sergeant Uday Singh interact with students at St Stephen's School on Saturday. Chandigarh, December 1
Sergeant Uday Singh, the first Indian who served in the US Army and died during operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, was paid homage on his ninth death anniversary at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, today. A memorial function was organised in the school today, which was attended by his parents.

Parents of Sergeant Uday Singh interact with students at St Stephen's School on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan


From Schools
Road safety campaign
Doon International School, Mohali, in collaboration with the Mohali traffic police organised a road safety campaign in the school on Saturday. The students were apprised of the traffic rules and regulations by head constable (Traffic and Education SAS Nagar) Harjinder Singh.

Infrastructure Development
Colleges demand funds
Chandigarh, December 1
While facing the financial crunch, the colleges of Punjab, affiliated to Panjab University, have demanded that it should be left to the discretion of colleges to utilise the fee, charged from the college students by the university for building various infrastructure projects at the PU. The demnaded was made during the all principals' meeting at the PU on Friday.

NCC rally marks World AIDS Day
Chandigarh, December 1
To mark World AIDS Day, about 155 cadets from the Chandigarh Naval NCC Unit held a rally from the Sukhna Lake to the Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Raising slogans to eradicate AIDS, they carried banners and placards to make people aware of the evil.

RTE act
Notification about eligibility income criteria to be issued soon
Chandigarh, December 1
The notification relating to the eligibility income criteria of the economically weaker section for admission the schools of Chandigarh is expected to be issued very soon. Officials of the Education Department informed that the official correspondence regarding the notification has already been sent to the Government of India.

Institute of Sikh Studies holds seminar
Chandigarh, December 1
The Institute of Sikh Studies held a seminar named "Educational Philosophy of Sikh Gurus" at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Kanthala, Industrial Area, Phase 2.The seminar was attended by many eminent scholars, professors, teachers and retired dignitaries from Chandigarh.

Colleges told to have extension of affiliation
Chandigarh, December 1
To ensure a safe future for the students, studying in Panjab University (PU) affiliated colleges, who are running courses on temporary affiliations, it was decided at the all principals' meeting that every college will have to take extension of affiliation before the next academic session. Earlier, the colleges used to admit students without getting the extension of affiliation. Now, the PU and the colleges will have to windup the process before March 31.

Meeting postponed
Chandigarh, December 1
The meeting of the Syndicate scheduled for today was postponed due to the demise of IK Gujral, former Prime Minister of India. Gujral was an alumnus of Panjab University. A condolence meeting was held at PU auditorium today. Several fellows and Syndicate members attended the meeting. PU officials said the new date of the meeting will be notified soon. — TNS


2,837 students conferred degrees
Mullana (Ambala), Dec 1
MM University, Mullana, conferred degrees on 2,837 graduate and postgraduate students at its convocation function held here today. As many as 19 students were also awarded PhD in various streams. DP Agrawal, chairman, Union Public Service Commission, was the chief guest, while chancellor of the university Tarsem Kumar Garg presided over the function.

Training camp for fertiliser dealers held
Fatehgarh Sahib, Dec 1
To impart training to fertiliser dealers about the newly introduced Mobile Monitoring System (MMS), the district Agriculture Department organised a training camp for wholesale and retail fertiliser dealers of the district at the farmer's training centre, Smashed Nagar, today. Hundreds of dealers participated in the camp.

DAV-Una wins quiz competition
Ropar, December 1
The team of DAV Senior Secondary School, Una, comprising Deepak and Sahil, won a cash prize of Rs 15,000, along with an appreciation letter, at a state-level science quiz competition series-3 held at the Rayat Technology Centre of Excellence at Ropar Campus here today.

IIT-Ropar emerge winner
Ropar, December 1
Abhisaar Sharma and Abhishek Kumar Arora studying in the fifth semester of the Computer Science Department of the IIT-Ropar have secured first place in the recently held all-India-level programming contest, “Infosys Hashers 2012”. The team won a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for their achievement.


Woman killed in accident
Zirakpur, December 1
A woman was killed in a road accident near Zirakpur this evening. The deceased was identified as Pushpa Rawat, wife of Mahinder Singh Rawat, a resident of Baltana.

Suit, purse snatched in Panchkula
Panchkula, December 1
In a snatching incident, two youths snatched a ladies suit along with the purse near Group Housing Society 29, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula.


Kabaddi tourney to begin on December 6
Chandigarh, December 1
The Chandigarh Kabaddi Association will organise a State Championship for Boys and Girls (sub-junior, junior and senior) categories from December 6 to 8, at Kabaddi Coaching Center of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.

Members of the winning team in the U-16 footall tourney held in Mumbai during the 58th National School Games pose with their trophy in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Celebrating the victory:
Members of the winning team in the U-16 footall tourney held in Mumbai during the 58th National School Games pose with their trophy in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

SGGS-26 win kho-kho tourney
Chandigarh, December 1
The Kho-Kho team of SGGS College, Sector 26, won the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho Championship for Men, here today.
The team of DAV College, Sector 10, and Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, (PGGC-46) secured second and third places respectively. The team of PU Campus managed to attain fourth place in the tourney.

Softball tourney
PGGCG-11 thrash SGGS-26
Chandigarh, December 1
In the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Softball Championship for Women, the team of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, (PGGCG-11) defeated SGGS College for Women, Sector 26, by 17-3, on campus grounds, here today.


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