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Underpasses go to MC
Chandigarh, November 19
Taking serious note of the delay in the construction of the three much-awaited underpasses in the city, the UT Administrator, Shivraj V Patil, today ordered the transfer of the project from the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to the Municipal Corporation (MC). The project has been hanging fire since 2008.

MD/MS admissions
GMCH-32 to go with Central examination
Chandigarh, November 19
The Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has decided to go ahead with All-India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Exam for admission to its MD/MS courses in the 2014 session. Conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE), New Delhi, the AIPGMEE will be held on-line between November 25 and December 6.


Admn, MC fail to update websites
Chandigarh, November 19
While the Chandigarh Administration is organising Destination IT@North in association with the Punjab Government and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to promote the northern region as an IT/ITES destination from November 20 to 21, the information displayed on the websites of different departments of the Administration has not been updated.

4 youths molest girl, thrash her brother at Panchkula
Panchkula, November 19
At least four youngsters followed a student of BCom (second year) and tried to push her in a car near Kalka Government College, near here, today. The girl was returning home when the youngsters tried to outrage her modesty and passed obscene comments about her. The victim called up her brother, who assaulted by the youngsters with sharp weapons.

Seeing no hope, residents leave Colony Number 5
Chandigarh, November 19
While the UT Administration is all set to carry out a demolition drive in Colony No. 5 tomorrow, the residents of the colony started leaving their houses today. Many residents were hopeful that something would work out for them but seeing that the Administration was firm to carry out the drive, they started shifting their household items in rehris, mini-trucks and tractor-trailers to other locations today.

Residents of Colony Number 5 shift their belongings on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Technique named after PGI doctor
Dr Santosh Kumar Chandigarh, November 19
In a rare honour for the PGIMER, a urology technique has been named after one of its doctors. Dr Santosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, PGIMER, is a pioneer in single incision laparoscopy of giant hyatid cyst in a kidney. The technique has now been named The Santosh -PGI Technique in Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery.
Dr Santosh Kumar

Sharmila accident case
Provide financial help to children till they turn 21, HC tells UT
Chandigarh, November 19
Nearly six months after 34-year-old accident victim Sharmila died allegedly due to the negligence of the Chandigarh police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the UT Administration to provide financial assistance to her children till they turned 21.


Better Mohali
Despair as chaos crawls up the roads on four legs
The authorities keep making tall claims of checking stray cattle and dog menace in the town, but the ground reality tells a different story. In the Part III of the series, The Tribune reporters Akash Ghai , Kulwinder Sangha and photographer Vicky Gharu find out the root cause of the problem and suggest measures to solve it

Stray cattle at Phase IX; and (below) dogs roam freely opposite the Phase VI market in Mohali.

PGI’s public grievances panel needs more teeth to take action
Chandigarh, November 19
For thousands of patients who visit PGIMER everyday, it seems there is virtually nobody to address the complaints. PGIMER’s Public Grievances Redressal Committee that is the only forum for patients to give feedback as well as to complain about inconvenience is more of a toothless authority.

Lal dora issue hanging fire
Chandigarh, November 19
While the UT Administration has sought views of the Municipal Corporation on the merger of 13 villages with the MC, the issue of ‘lal dora’ of the five villages which were merged with the civic body in 2007, is still hanging fire.

MP Pawan Kumar Bansal discusses the issue of merger of 13 villages with the MC, Chandigarh, with Congress leaders on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune impact
PGI puts up notice asking public to report against ‘speed money’
Chandigarh, November 19
Two months after the Chandigarh Tribune highlighted about the rampant nexus of sweepers, security guards and hospital attendants at PGIMER where they provided out-of-turn registrations or lab test fee submission by charging money, the authorities have now put up notices in all OPDs asking public to report about such incidences.

The new OPD building at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Panchkula unlike a separate district
Despite being declared a separate district, Panchkula seems to be lagging behind in providing the residents with proper transport facility, education and medical care. The Haryana Roadways is not running any local bus from Panchkula to Chandigarh causing inconvenience to commuters. All the local buses plying between the stretch of Panchkula and Chandigarh either start from Zirakpur or other adjoining areas.

DRAMATIC ACT: Artistes stage “Main Baawari Channa Ki” at the Tagore Theatre on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Team effort: Students make art pieces for the Chandigarh Carnival at Art College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Poultry Farm Assn to combat housefly menace
Panchkula, November 19
A meeting with Poultry Farm Association of Barwala at Mini Secretariat, Sector 1, Panchkula, was held today. The meeting was organised to find a solution to the menace of houseflies in the area. The meeting was addressed by the Panchkula Deputy Commissioner, Dr SS Phulia.

Haryana police personnel pledge to promote peace
Panchkula, November 19
Quami Ekta week is being organised by the Haryana Police from November 19 to November 25. Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Shriniwas Vashisht organised the pledge ceremony on the premises of the Haryana Police headquarter at Sector 6, Panchkula, here today. Senior police officers and other staff officials pledged to uphold and promote peace, social harmony and understanding among all fellow human beings. — TNS

Audition for MTV Roadies
Panchkula: Audition for MTV Hero Roadies will take place at Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, Panchkula, on November 22. The gates will open at 9 am. The police force will also be deployed to manage the crowd. — TNS


Students exhibit unique ideas of power generation
Mohali, November 19
“Now you can lift over one quintal weight up to third/fourth floor by just rotating a lever with force which we use to spin a wheel (charkha). Icing on the cake is that the act would also generate electricity,” said 15-year-old Reshav Madaan while showing his innovative project at the three-day state-level 42nd Punjab State Students Exhibition and Kishore Mela, Inter State Science Mania at the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutes, here today.

Students explain about their model at an exhibition at the Commonwealth Centre at Sector 12 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

PU and college notes
Applications invited
University Business School, Panjab University, has invited applications for two-year full-time management programmes, MBA, MBA (International Business), MBA (Human Resource) and MBA (Biotechnology) for the session 2014-15. The PU spokesperson said the eligible students could apply online at UBS website http://ubsadmissions.puchd.ac.in/ The admission for these courses would be made on the basis of merit determined by scores of the candidates in the Common Admission Test-2013 conducted by IIMs, followed by group discussion and personal interview.

Chandigarh Carnival from Nov 22
Chandigarh, November 19
This year, Chandigarh Carnival, starting from November 22 at the Leisure Valley in Sector 10, will celebrate 100 years of the Indian Cinema. The concept of Carnival village is evolved around the Indian Cinema with the entry gate being designed in the style of a giant gramophone.

Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University honoured
Chandigarh, November 19
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal honoured Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University Dr Zora Singh during the Rural Science Congress organised by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).

From Schools
Students qualify for nationals
Students of Saupin’s-32 have qualified for the nationals for the Saeindia-Awin Jet/Skimmer Olympics scheduled to be held in Bangalore in December. The students namely Rohit Ghangas, Gopal Mengi, Amitesh Bhalla and Yuvraj Kang lifted the first runner-up trophy in the regional-level Jet toy competition and qualified for the nationals.

A student explains his model to visitors at the Punjab State Student Science Exhibition held at Rayat and Bahra Institute, near Kharar, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Students apprised of traffic rules
Mohali, November 19
Students of Ryan International School were apprised of traffic rules lessons from the traffic police team during an interactive session held on the school premises. The traffic in charge of the Mohali Police, inspector Kanwaljit Singh Sandhu, along with his team, enlightened the students about the traffic rules that they must follow. Drivers and helpers of the school buses were also apprised of various ways to ensure safety of children commuting in the buses. — TNS


Goods worth lakhs gutted in factory fire
Kalka, November 19
A major fire broke out in the industrial area, adjacent to NH-22, Kalka. Materials worth several lakhs were reportedly damaged in the fire. As many as 150 workers were working in the factory at the time of the incident. No loss to life was reported. According to an eyewitness, the incident took place at around 2.45 pm in Kalka Steels ancillary, which manufactures tractor seats. After more than two hours, four fire tenders from Kalka, Parwanoo and Panchkula managed to extinguish the fire.


Rape serious blow to victim’s self-esteem, says Judge
Chandigarh, November 19
Calling the rape of a minor as a blot on humanity, Additional District and Sessions Judge Nazar Singh in his order passed yesterday has stated that the crime is a serious blow to the supreme honour, self esteem and dignity of the victim.

Gender sensitisation
Lawyers want setting up of committee
Chandigarh, November 19
A representation signed by about 60 advocates was sent to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court for setting up Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC).
The advocates said the committee was required to tackle issues of sexual harassment and to ensure a safe working environment for women on the premises of the High Court and subordinate courts of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.

Habitual offender gets 3 years in jail
Chandigarh, November 19
Passing an order to deter criminals of petty crimes, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge today sentenced a thief Sukhbir Singh alias Rikkia, who is a habitual offender, to three years rigorous imprisonment.
As per the prosecution case, the accused has been involved in as many as eight cases of theft registered at Sector 34 police station.

Man convicted of fraud, gets 4-yr jail
Mohali, November 19
The Mohali Chief Judicial Magistrate, Shiv Mohan Garg, today sentenced Balvir Singh, a travel agent, to a four-year imprisonment in a cheating case. The convict has also been imposed a fine of Rs 5,000, while his father Mansha Singh has been acquitted.


Man enters into scuffle with cops
Chandigarh, November 19
High drama was witnessed at the Kalagram light point here this evening when a UT Traffic police constable and a head constable got into an argument and a minor scuffle with a Panchkula resident who tried to flee when his car was signaled to stop.

Accused gives cops the slip in court
Panchkula, November 19
Fearing an imprisonment sentence to be awarded by the local court, an accused involved in a cheating case fled the premises of the district court today. The accused has been identified as Madanlal Dhiman.

2 killed in accidents
Zirakpur, November 19
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents last evening. According to information, a man was killed on the Zirakpur-Panchkula road, when a speeding truck hit his activa scooter from the rear side. The deceased has been identified as Jaichand, a resident of Panchkula. A case has been registered against the truck driver, who is absconding. In another accident on the Zirakpur-Patiala road, a speeding truck hit the scooter of Atinderpal Singh, a resident of Dyalpura near Zirakpur. A case has been registered against the truck driver. — OC

NRI’s house ransacked, pistol stolen
Chandigarh, November 19
Hardeyal Singh Gill, an NRI from USA, and a resident of Sector 22 here reported that thieves stole away one revolver, taps and some utensils from his residence. He was in the USA for past few months; the incident came to light today after he returned to his house. A case of theft has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. — TNS


Special children have a field day
Chandigarh, November 19
Over 250 special students from six institutes of the tricity participated on the first day of the State Level Annual Sports Meet, organised by Special Olympic committee (Chandigarh Chapter), here at Sports Complex, Sector 7.

A special child takes part in shot-put event at the Sports Complex in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Saint Kabir trophy
St Anne’s, St Kabir register victories
Chandigarh, November 19
St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32 and St Kabir Public School, Sector 26 registered victories in the league matches of the ongoing Under-12 St Kabir Trophy, here at the cricket ground of St Kabir School.

Rs 100 crore sports complex to come up at Zirakpur
Zirakpur, November 19
Zirakpur will have a state-of-the-art sports complex, spread over 73 bighas of land at Nabha Sahib village, here. The sprawling complex would have grounds for cricket, hockey, and football, along with badminton courts, volleyball courts, racetracks and a multi-purpose hall for various indoor sports.

Cricket: Eves of Sacred Heart-26 log win
Chandigarh, November 19
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, thrashed Cricket Coaching Centre, Sector 56, by 10 wickets in the ongoing Under 19 Kaidarnath Trophy 2013, at GMSSS 56 today. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Women Cricket Association.

Hockey championship
Maintenance Command beat Air Headquarters
Chandigarh, November 19
In the opening match of the Air Force Hockey Championship, Maintenance Command (MC) team thrashed Air Headquarters (Air HQ) by 7-1 here at 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force. Air-Vice Marshal PN Kaushik, Air Officer Commanding Advance HQ Western Air Command, Chandimandir, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Players of Air Headquarters and Maintenance Command vie for the ball during a match at 3 Base Repair Depot in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Cinema cricket league
DT Cinemas enter final
Chandigarh, November 19
DT Cinemas defeated Fun Cinemas to enter the finals of Cinema Cricket League, here at cricket ground of Sector 40 government school.
Batting first, Fun Cinemas put up a score of 134 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The DT Cinemas team chased the target successfully by losing just 3 wickets. The 7-wicket win has given DT Cinemas an entry into the finals. The man of the match was DT Cinemas, Sanjiv Kumar, who took 2 wickets and scored 31 runs.


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