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Surinder Singh elected Mayor
Chandigarh, January 1
Mr Surinder Singh was elected as Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of the city here today. The house voted Mrs Shyama Negi as the Senior Deputy Mayor and Mr Harmohinder Singh Lucky as the Deputy Mayor.

Mr Surinder Singh, who has been elected Mayor, flanked by Mrs Shyama Negi (Senior Deputy Mayor) and Harmohinder Singh Lucky (Deputy Mayor) at Municipal Corporation office, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Mr Surinder Singh, who has been elected Mayor, flanked by Mrs Shyama Negi (Senior Deputy Mayor) and Harmohinder Singh Lucky (Deputy Mayor) at Municipal Corporation office, Chandigarh, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik



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  Lucky win for Lucky
Chandigarh, January 1
Mr Harmohinder Singh Lucky had a tense face and was biting his nails anxiously when the counting of votes for the post of the Deputy Mayor was on in the inhouse elections to the post in the Municipal Corporation here today.

Stork brings New Year gift to many couples
Chandigarh, January 1
Stork visited Malti Devi and Harinder Singh of Dapar village in Patiala on the New Year night as the first new year baby, was delivered to the couple. Smiles replaced anxiety as the nurse announced the arrival of the baby at 12:33 am to the family members waiting outside the labour room of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.
Some of the New Year babies born at General Hospital, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Some of the New Year babies born at General Hospital, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Photos by Vinay Malik

2 killed, 7 hurt in road accident
Mohali, January 1
A 30-year-old woman and her five-year-old daughter died and seven other members of their family, including three children and as many women, were injured in an accident that took place on the Mohali- Ropar road this morning.


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Land allotment to Wipro approved
Chandigarh, January 1
Chandigarh Administration has approved the allotment of 30 acres of land to Wipro Technologies Limited in the second phase of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP). Wipro will become the main anchor Company of the second phase of the RGCTP, Infosys Technologies is the main anchor company of Phase I.

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Road killings in Chandigarh
Not a single day passes when two or three persons are not killed in Chandigarh and around. Most of the accidents occur due to human error and hence avoidable. What is disturbing is the fact that people are increasingly losing traffic sense.

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COMMUNITY

New Year gift to elders
Police on call during medical emergency
Chandigarh, January 1
The elders living alone in the city can call the police in case of medical emergency and the cops will provide them ambulance van. The police today announced this New Year gift during meetings held with senior citizens in all three police subdivisions in the city.

Vijay Pal Singh, DSP, (centre) at a function of senior citizens at Moli Complex in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Vijay Pal Singh, DSP, (centre) at a function of senior citizens at Moli Complex in Chandigarh.

114 revellers challaned
Chandigarh, January 1
Despite a massive operation launched by the Chandigarh Police, several accidents involving late night revellers were reported to the police from different parts of the city.

Monkey Business: From the sweat of his "ancestral" friends' brow, a performer continues to earn his bread in City Beautiful on Friday. The photo of two primates in fetters was taken by The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik.
Monkey Business: From the sweat of his "ancestral" friends' brow, a performer continues to earn his bread in City Beautiful on Friday. The photo of two primates in fetters was taken by The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik.

Mobile network clogged
Chandigarh, January 1
The quickest way to send New Year greetings through SMS, proved not so fast after all. In spite of the claims made by cellphone companies about the enhancement of capacity to deal with the peak rush on the New Year, the mobile networks remained clogged.

A healthy start to New Year
Chandigarh, January 1
With the New Year celebrations extending even today, the city residents welcomed 2006 in various ways. While many took the initiative of getting on to bicycles for a healthy start to the year others exchanged flowers and greetings. For a group of 40 bicycle lovers, the New Year meant a cycle trip to beautiful nooks and corners of the City Beautiful.

Baba Farid council donates blood
Mohali, January 1
The office-bearers of the Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council (regd) donated blood at the blood bank here today on the occasion of New Year.

Cold wave relents, hailstorm warning for Punjab
Chandigarh, January 1
The cold wave which gripped the North West region, finally subsided on the first day of the New Year as temperature dipped, at most places in Punjab and Haryana.

HUDA to develop industrial areas
Panchkula, January 1
Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) hopes to finally develop its industrial areas by introducing the new Estate Management Procedure. The procedure has been recently approved by HUDA in its meeting held on December 29.

“Panj piyaras” take part in a nagar kirtan at Maloya village on Sunday.
“Panj piyaras” take part in a nagar kirtan at Maloya village on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Ex-servicemen seek separate pay panel for armed forces
Chandigarh, January 1
In view of the vast difference between the service conditions of civilian government employees and the uniformed personnel, ex-servicemen have reiterated their demand for a separate pay commission for the armed forces.

Enthusiasm marks nagar kirtan 
Panchkula, January 1
Hundreds of devotees from the town and villages participated in a nagar kirtan organised today in various parts of the town. The kirtan was organised before the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. It started from the Nadda Sahib gurdwara and went across various parts of the town. Almost 100 trucks and trolleys carrying devotees moved around the town.

Implement PWD Act, demand disabled
Chandigarh, January 1
Members of the National Handicapped Welfare Council today organised a meeting to express resentment against the non-implementation of the PWD Act.

From right to left: Ajit Salani, Sham Sunder Shukla and Ajay Sharma address mediapersons at a press conference organised by the National Handicapped Welfare Council in Chandigarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ajit Salani, Sham Sunder Shukla and Ajay Sharma address mediapersons at a press conference organised by the National Handicapped Welfare Council in Chandigarh on Sunday.

Protest against LPG shortage
Chandigarh, January 1
Resident Welfare Association, Dadu Majra, today staged a protest in front of Pranam gas agency, Sector 38 West, against the shortage of LPG cylinders. The residents stated that the LPG cylinders were not being delivered at their residence in time. They were also not being allowed to collect them from godown.
Residents of southern sectors waiting for LPG cylinders outside a gas agency at Sector 38 (west) on Sunday.
Residents of southern sectors waiting for LPG cylinders outside a gas agency at Sector 38 (west) on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Army to absorb 1,200 J-K youths in TA battalions
Chandigarh, January 1
The Army will recruit 1,200 unemployed youths from Jammu and Kashmir in the Territorial Army (TA). They will be absorbed into regular TA battalions as well as the newly raised Home and Hearth battalions.

Former Deputy Director of IB dead
Chandigarh, January 1
The Intelligence community lost a stalwart when Mr H.S. Virk, former Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), died last night. He was 78. He headed IB’s operations in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh from 1980-87, the most crucial period in the history of Punjab when militancy was at its peak.

 
CRIME

‘Inebriated’ driver jumps red light, smashes into another car
Chandigarh, January 1
A day after the New Year festivities, the hangover continued. In one such incident, an ‘inebriated’ motorist allegedly rammed his Maruti van into a Ford Ikon car after jumping the traffic lights at the Press Chowk, here, late this evening. However, no one was injured in this accident.

A police officer inspects the damaged cars that were involved in a collision at the Press Chowk in Chandigarh on Sunday night. — A Tribune photograph

A police officer inspects the damaged cars that were involved in a collision at the Press Chowk in Chandigarh on Sunday night.

Bid to kill wife, case registered
Chandigarh, January 1
In a shocking incident, a husband allegedly tried to kill his wife at the Majra village this afternoon. The police said the accused smashed the victim’s face with heavy object and strangulate her before leaving her in a semi-naked condition believing to have killed her.

Three held with liquor
Chandigarh, January 1
A scooter and a motor cycle were stolen from the city while thieves decamped with a car stereo and other articles from a car in Sector 37. The police arrested three persons from different parts of the city for carrying 23 bottles of liquor illegally.

Son-in-law held for murder
Banur, January 1
With the arrest of her son-in-law, the local police today claimed to have solved the murder of a 70-year-old widow Surinder Kaur, who was killed on the intervening night of December 23 and 24. According to sources, Major Singh Khatauli, the son-in-law, confessed that he had killed the widow.

A murder suspect arrested by the police for the alleged murder of his mother-in-law at Banur in Patiala district on Sunday. — Photo by JS Virdi
A murder suspect arrested by the police for the alleged murder of his mother-in-law at Banur in Patiala district on Sunday.

1 kg charas seized
Mohali, January 1
The local police today arrested one person while allegedly carrying 1 kg of charas from Naya Gaon village. In a separate incident, the police held a resident of Naya Gaon on the allegations of possessing eight bottles of liquor illegally.

Two youths done to death
Dera Bassi, January 1
Two youths were allegedly done to death by certain persons and their bodies were dumped near the Ghaggar railway station, near here, yesterday.

 
EDUCATION

10-day NSS camp concludes
Mohali, January 1
The 10-day NSS camp organised by students of Government College, Mohali, ended here today. A special valedictory function was organised to mark the end of the camp.

Korean school team visits Mount View school
Zirakpur, January 1
A delegation of Jeong Myung Girls High School, Mokpo (South Korea) visited Mount View Public School at Baltana here today. The delegation, which is here on an educational exchange programme on the invitation of Paragon Senior Secondary School, Mohali, offered an exchange programme to students and teachers of the Mount View school.

A Korean teacher lights a lamp in Mount View Public School at Zirakpur on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

A Korean teacher lights a lamp in Mount View Public School at Zirakpur on Sunday.

Workshop on rehabilitation education today
Chandigarh, January 1
A five-day Continuing Rehabilitation Education Workshop-cum-Course of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) for professionals of institutions for disabled schools in North India will begin at Panjab University here tomorrow.

NSS volunteers take out rally
Chandigarh, January 1
Volunteers participating in the 10-day NSS camp organised at the Government Girls School Nariangarh took out a rally across the town to create awareness against female foeticide, dowry and water conservation. The rally was flagged off by the school Principal, Ms Tripta Sharma.

 
HEALTH

Blood donation camp
Panchkula, January 1
As many as 250 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised by Nav Durga Charitable Trust, Mahadevpura, at Pracheen Shiv Mandir, Saketri. The camp was organised by the trust in association with the Department of Blood Transfusion, PGI.

 
SPORTS

Amit bowls LIC XI to victory
Chandigarh, January 1
Fine bowling by Amit Kakaria (4 wickets) helped LIC XI to beat Gopal Oil Mills XI in the final match of 1st LIC Challenger Trophy Inter-institutional Cricket meet held at DAV School, Sector 8, here, today.

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