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Rly station to get world-class makeover
Chandigarh, November 23
There is good news for railway passengers commuting from the Chandigarh railway station.

Chandigarh railway station. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sec 51: Youth shot at
Chandigarh, November 23
A 38-year-old man was shot at after three persons allegedly open fire on him at his uncle’s residence in Sector 51 here this evening. The victim, who got injured in his right leg, has been identified as Sukhjinder Singh Sethi, a resident of Amritsar who was staying at his uncle’s house.


Thieves use washroom, eat bananas as family sleeps
Panchkula, November 23
Thieves struck at a house in Sector 15 early this morning and decamped with cash, jewellery and valuables worth lakhs while the family was asleep. The miscreants not only ate fruits but also used the washrooms while the family was asleep and unaware of the theft taking place in their house.

A woman shows the broken door from where thieves entered the house in Sector 15, Panchkula, on Sunday. A Tribune Photograph

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Farm equipment catch fancy of residents
Chandigarh, November 23
As the city hosted the second day of the Agricultural Expo, Agro-Tech 2014, the advances in technology in farming exhibited in the form of hi-tech equipment not only attracted farmers but also caught fancy of common residents.

Label trouble brews for city’s booze lovers
Chandigarh, November 23
Bacchus lovers in the city are at the receiving end as the UT Excise and Taxation Department has botched up with the fixing of 3D hologram on Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) bottles being sold at liquor vends here.

Liquor bottles being sold with and without holograms in Chandigarh. A Tribune Photograph

No holiday in UT govt schools today
Chandigarh, November 23
There will be no holiday in UT government schools tomorrow on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Confusion prevailed among students as they thought there is a restricted holiday in the UT Administration so schools might also be closed. The UT Administration spokesperson said there would be no holiday in the government schools. TNS


Vegetable market: Project hangs fire for 14 years
Panchkula, November 23
Even after 14 years, the lone vegetable market, set up by the Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board at an area of over 17 acres in Sector 20 has reportedly failed to take off. The alleged indifferent attitude of the board officials towards not giving a thought to develop it on the pattern of a grain market, developed by the UT administration in Sector 26, Chandigarh, is to be blamed for the failure.

The littered plot, where a vegetable market was to come up, at Sector 20 in Panchkula. Tribune Photos: Bipin Bhardwaj

Crafts mela ends on a colourful note
Chandigarh, November 23
The 6th Chandigarh National Crafts Mela organised by the Chandigarh Administration and the North Zone Culture Centre concluded with a medley of folk performances of India at Kala Gram today. The closing ceremony was attended by the Secretary Cultural Affairs, senior officers of the administration and a large number of people from the tricity and the adjoining areas.

Artistes perform during the concluding day of the sixth Chandigarh National Crafts Mela at Kala Gram in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Mayor aspirants on wooing spree
In the recent MC House meeting, aspirants for the post of Mayor, both from the Congress and BJP, did not miss a chance to woo the nominated councillors. They were seen sitting together to have discussions with the nominated councillors. The nine nominated councillors always play a crucial role in the Mayor’s election, which is scheduled to be held on January 1.

Artists give finishing touches to a sculpture on the concluding day of a sculpture workshop at the Government Museum in Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Open House response
Verify antecedents of domestic help before hiring
The murder of Neelam Saini, a senior citizen, by her domestic help revealed the grave risk that elderly, who live alone, are exposed to. A lot of schemes for the welfare of the elderly have failed to work. Chandigarh Tribune asked its readers what needs to be done to improve the security of senior citizens

Over commercialisation of Northern Railways
UT asks Railways to rework plan
Chandigarh, November 23
The Chandigarh Administration has objected to the over commercialisation plans of the Northern Railways under the world-class railway station project. The UT Administration has categorically told railways officials that since the station had been earmarked in the transportation node in the final master plan-2031, the planning of the railways has to be in sync with the overall planning of the area.

Sweet tooth costs Panchkula children dear
Panchkula, November 23
Panchkula children appear to have a sweet tooth. A survey carried out by the Health Department while examining children in government schools and anganwadi centres found 6,979 students out of 14,819 suffering from dental caries.

Sikh scholars discuss Nanak’s teachings
Chandigarh, November 23
Historians and Sikh scholars have advocated a strong move to translate the message of Guru Nanak Dev to promote harmonious and peaceful co-existence, locally as well as globally. This was decided on the second day of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Sikh Studies (IOSS), here today.

Sikh scholars attend a book release function at the Institute of Sikh Studies in Chandigarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

PGI doctor awarded for identifying genes that increase risk of injuries
Chandigarh, November 23
A PGIMER study by Dr Mandeep Dhillon has established that individuals suffering knee injuries can have their genes responsible for it. A professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, and lead researcher, Dr Dhillon has been awarded the RC Ralhan gold medal for the findings.

Roadways exam: Chaos at Sec 43 bus stand
Chandigarh, November 23
Chaos was witnessed at the Sector 43 Inter-state Bus Terminus today as hundreds of candidates — who had arrived in the city to take the written test for the post of conductors and drivers in the Punjab Roadways — boarded buses for different destinations in Punjab.

Risking lives: Candidates who were in the city to appear for a written test for drivers and conductors of the Punjab Roadways atop a CTU bus in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Teachers protest, seek joining letters
Panchkula, November 23
Over 1,000 JBTs with the Haryana Education Department today held a protest against the government for not giving them joining letters. The teachers gathered at the rear side of the HAFED Ground in Sector 5 here. Later, the protesting teachers marched towards the Mini-Secretariat to meet the Deputy Commissioner.

Teachers hold a protest near the Mini-Secretariat in Panchkula on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Innovations in neonatology discussed
Chandigarh, November 23
Medical errors occur across the world due to wrong doses, wrong medications and wrong procedures. This happens due to human errors, fatigue, design problems of medication vials and equipment and due to engineering problems in equipment and hospital systems. This was stated by US-based Dr Gautham Suresh on the second and concluding day of the CME of the silver jubilee celebrations of the DM Neonatology programme here today. He spoke on medical errors and steps that can be taken to reduce these. Dr Girish Gupta spoke about innovation in newborn care equipment. There was a symposium on training of doctors in newborn health care. TNS

IAF holds cycle expedition
Chandigarh, November 23
As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Air Force Station, High Grounds, here organised a cycle expedition from Chandigarh to the Air Force Station Patiala via Ambala. The expedition aimed at promoting adventure activities besides creating awareness amongst the youth about various opportunities in the Air Force. It also emphasised the need to promote eco-friendly mode of conveyance. The 14-member expedition team, led by Squadron leader Mahesh Dhiman and Flight Lieutenant Hena Pore, was flagged off by Group Caption G Krishnakumar, Station Commander, High Grounds, on Saturday. The team returned to a warm reception at the base today. — TNS

40 first-time parents attend workshop
Mohali, November 23
Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH) organised a workshop on pre-natal programme today. The main motive of the workshop was to motivate husbands to become supporting fathers and play active roles in pregnancy and child birth. Over 40 first-time parents attended the workshop conducted by senior gynaecologists along with a team of paediatricians, lactation expert, dietician and physiotherapists. The experts also discussed antenatal care. A senior consultant, obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Seema Sharma, said with each aspect of pregnancy, birth and postpartum (post child birth), the unique perspective and experience of the fathers was included. TNS

Solemnity of Jesus observed
Chandigarh, November 23
As many as 4,000 people from nearby cities namely Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Kalka, Ambala, Ropar and Zirakpur gathered at Christ the King Cathedral, Sector 19, to celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus Christ today. The celebrations began before the Blessed Sacrament at Carmel Convent School Auditorium, Sector 9. Most Rev. Ignatius Mascarenhas, Bishop of Shimla Chandigarh, was also present. — TNS

Devotees take part in a procession in Chandigarh. A Tribune Photo

CME on managing sepsis
Chandigarh, November 23
The Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, organised a CME on Diagnosis and Management of Sepsis today. Two experts from Netherlands — Prof Johan Mouton and Dr Anouk Muller — also shared their experience. Meanwhile, Prof Arunaloke Chakarbarti, head and Prof Pallab Ray spearheaded the CME as the chairperson and co-chairpersons. TNS


From Schools & Colleges
Dance O Mania
Mohali: Dance O Mania was organised at JLPL School. The high decibel show comprised of scintillating dance performances to mark the 32nd annual mega dance show of Rockstar Academy in association with JLPL School. Sameer Mahajan, Director, Rockstar Academy, said the programme had all the ingredients of a captivating dance ensemble.

Students present an item during the annual function of Manav Mangal School in Sector 11, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Tech fest: Gharuan varsity students win top honours
Chandigarh, November 23
Engineering students of Chandigarh University (CU), Gharuan, won top honours at N-Vision 2014, national-level tech-fest of the IIT-Hyderabad, in various technical events. Nitish and Nishant, electronics engineering students from Chandigarh University, Gharuan, won first prize in Robo Soccer. Vivek, Abhinandan and Monica, won top position by completing the race in 7.45 minutes, Atul and Shalini bagged second prize in Robo Arcade Race. Over 2,000 students participated in “N-Vision 2014”. TNS


Kar sewak’s effort pays off, bridge inaugurated on Ghaggar
Amlala (Dera Bassi), November 23
A concrete bridge constructed by villagers by rendering ‘kar sewa’ on the Ghaggar river was thrown open for the general public by baba Mast Diwana Bulley Shah of Gharawan village today. Accompanied by his followers, baba reached at the site early in the morning and opened the concrete bridge (450 ft long and 24 ft wide, constructed at a cost of Rs 11.32 crores in last three years) for general public.

Baba Mast Diwana Bulley Shah inaugurates the Amlala-Karala bridge on the Ghaggar near Dera Bassi on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rubal

Musical events enthral audience
Dera Bassi, November 23
Students of ATS Valley School put up an impressive show to mark the 2nd annual day function on the campus here today. Students of various classes enthralled the audience by performing joyous and musical events. An exhibition of various artefacts, made out of reusable items, was also organised. Parents of the students and guests attended the function and applauded the participants for their performance, said the principal of the school. TNS

Students give a performance during the annual day function of ATS Valley School in Dera Bassi. A Tribune photograph


Beggar arrested with illegal pistol
Chandigarh, November 23
The police arrested a beggar for allegedly carrying a .12 bore country-made pistol from the Sector 35/36 light point today. The beggar, who was identified as Raju, was caught carrying the county-made pistol in his bag. The police said the accused was arrested during a surprise checking of beggars in Sector 35. In his statement, the accused said that he had found the country-made pistol on the roadside. “Raju claims that he found the pistol on the roadside in Sector 35. He will be produced in the court. We are investigating the case,” said the investigating officer. TNS

Cyclist hit by bike, dies
Chandigarh, November 23
A 35-year-old cyclist —hit by a motorcyclist near the Daria Industrial Area -— succumbed to his injuries at PGI today. The victim, Brij Bihari, resident of Mauli Jagran, was working as a security guard at Zirakpur. The incident occurred at  10 pm on Saturday night when the victim was heading towards Zirakpur to attend his duty. On reaching near the railway bridge at Daria, a motorcyclist hit him from the front side. Bihari was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. The motorcycle driver identified as Sumit, a resident of Panchkula, has been arrested. TNS

A massive traffic jam was witnessed at the Tribune roundabout in Sector 31 as activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal staged a protest against the damaging of a temple in Pakistan. This also led to a chaos on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur highway. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Theft at Industrial Area shops
Chandigarh, November 23
Thieves struck at two different plots in the Industrial Area in the wee hours here today. The theft took place at different plots in the Industrial Area- I at plot no. 349 and plot no. 312. The thieves allegedly took away one LED TV and Rs 10,000 from both the shops. Prem Aggarwal, owner of plot no. 349, said the incident came to light at 10.30 am. “A case has been registered and investigations are on.” TNS

The factory owners show the drawers from where the cash was looted in the Industrial Area-II on Sunday. Tribune Photos: S Chandan


Trials of national school games today
Chandigarh. November 23
The Sports Branch of the UT Education Department has announced to organise selection trials to shortlist local teams under various disciplines to represent Chandigarh in the 60th National School Games. The trials are scheduled to start from November 24.

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Khalsa college defeat DAV-10
Chandigarh, November 23
Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Abohar, defeated DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, by two points in the opening league match of the Panjab University Inter-College Kho Kho Tournament for Men on the university grounds today.

Players in action during a kho-kho match between the PU campus and Government College, Muktsar, at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Sunday .Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Youth Premier League to begin today
Chandigarh, November 2
The maiden Youth Premier League (YPL) for cricketers (14 to 25 years) will be played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula and at the cricket stadium of Sector 16 from November 24 to 28.

Golf meet marks end of Chandigarh police week
Chandigarh, November 23
On the concluding day of Chandigarh Police Week, a golf tournament was organised at the Chandigarh Golf Club today. Over 125 people from different sections of the society participated in the championship. The IG UT police, RP Upadhayay, gave away prizes to the winners and to also the officers .

Carrom meet: Gagandeep, Farheen to represent city
Chandigarh, November 23
Gagandeep Singh and Farheen will lead the Chandigarh carrom teams in the 44th Senior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship to be held at Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh from November 24 to 29. The tournament will be organised by the All-India Carrom Federation and hosted by the Uttar Pradesh Carrom Association.

Basketball meet gets going at PU
Chandigarh, November 23
In the opening game of the Panjab University Inter-College Basketball Championship for Men (A-Division), GKSM Government College, Tanda, defeated Sh Atam Vallabh Jain College, Ludhiana. The match was held at the basketball courts on the Panjab University campus today. The winners defeated the rivals 53-39. In the second match, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, overpowered Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, 69-52 points. DAV College, Abohar, defeated MMD DAV College, Gidderbaha (Muktsar), 67-63 points. In the last match, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, beat the Chandigarh College of Engendering and Technology, Chandigarh, 51-20 points.

Players in action during a basketball match on the Panjab University campus in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

SGGS College lift wrestling trophy
Chandigarh, November 23
SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, lifted Panjab University Inter-College Wrestling Championship for Men with 19 points. The championship concluded at Gymnasium Hall, Panjab University, today. DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, notched runners-up spot with 11 points while, wrestlers of GGD SD College, Chandigarh, secured third spot with 8 points. — TNS


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