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Racket promising players berth in IPL busted
Chandigarh, January 24
The Chandigarh Police busted a racket involving a woman member of a club affiliated to the T-20 Cricket Federation of India, who promised budding cricket players a berth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against money.
Sutxien in police custody. Tribune photo: S Chandan
Sutxien in police custody

Hit-and-Run Case
One killed, 2 hurt in Sec 41
Chandigarh, January 24
A 22-year-old youth was killed while his two friends were injured last night when a speeding car rammed into their motorcycle in Sector 41 and sped away. In another accident a pedestrian was injured after being hit by a Haryana Roadways bus in Sector 17.

Petrol pump looted
Zirakpur, January 24
Around 10 unidentified miscreants looted Rs 30,000 from a petrol pump early on Sunday morning after detaining employees of the pump, owned by Congress leader RR Bhardwaj.

Tourists have fun at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on a bright Sunday
Tourists have fun at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on a bright Sunday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan


Cold wave recedes
However, train services still hit, only one flight takes off
Chandigarh, January 24
To the advantage of passengers travelling by air, the city sky remained clear for the second day today even though trains continued to remain badly affected. The Northern Railway had to cancel one train for the day, while most of the other major trains were running late.

Democracy at a Price-I
LS poll cost UT Rs 1.38 cr
Rs 22 lakh honorarium to officials raises eyebrows
Chandigarh, January 24
The conduct of the May 13 Lok Sabha election for the local parliamentary seat cost the Chandigarh Administration dear, with about Rs 1.38 crore being spent on it and surprisingly, a substantial part, amounting to over Rs 41 lakh, went for the payment of remuneration to the polling parties and honorarium to the staff on election duty.


Lack of parking space leads to traffic jam in Zirakpur
Zirakpur, January 24
Chaos prevailed at Zirakpur following a major traffic jam that was witnessed due to ongoing shopping festival at the Paras Down Town Square here on Sunday. The traffic came to a standstill at most of the intersections, causing harassment to daily commuters.

Traffic Rules
Size of headgear creates confusion
Turban-wearing motorcyclist cries foul for being challaned
Chandigarh, January 24
A traffic policeman allegedly went overboard and booked a turban-sporting motorcyclist for not wearing a “proper safety headgear”. With the motorcyclist, Harwinder Singh of Naya Gaon, claiming that he was wearing a proper turban and was wrongly booked for the violation.

Work on channelising Sec 67 nullah begins
Mohali, January 24
Much to the relief of residents, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has commenced work for channelising the foul-smelling ‘nullah’ (watercourse) winding through various parts of the township at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore.

28 to get commendation certificates on R-Day
Chandigarh, January 24
The Chandigarh administration has decided to award 28 commendation certificates to public men and employees of the Chandigarh administration on the Republic Day for outstanding services in their respective fields.

(From left) Arun Kumar Kansal, Sanjeev Kohli, Harman Singh Sidhu, Satinder Sharma, Dr GS Bajwa, Hardit Singh, Balbir Singh, Jagroop Singh and Kuldip Sharma.
(From left) Arun Kumar Kansal, Sanjeev Kohli, Harman Singh Sidhu, Satinder Sharma, Dr GS Bajwa, Hardit Singh, Balbir Singh, Jagroop Singh and Kuldip Sharma.

Area where grenades were found cordoned off
Mohali, January 24
The police cordoned off Zirakpur town in this district and conducted an extensive search of the area with the help of a dog squad after two live hand grenades were found on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway near Nabha village late Saturday.

Open House
Admn doesn’t let MC grow
Ever since the elected house of Municipal Corporation took seat in the Union Territory, the elected body has not been able to free itself from the dragnet of the Chandigarh administration while bagging any major projects of the city.

BJP holds rallies against price rise
Chandigarh, January 24
The local unit of the BJP today held protest rallies in Maloya Colony and Colony No. 5 against price rise. Addressing the rallies, local BJP presiden SanjayTandon alleged that the Congress was not bothering about the poor who were striving hard for one square meal.
Members of the Chandigarh unit of the BJP protest against price rise at Colony No. 5 on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
Members of the Chandigarh unit of the BJP protest against price rise at Colony No. 5

Mushiara enthrals audience
Chandigarh, January 24
“Mujhe pakeeza aanchal ki hawaien milti rehti hein, Mujhe har roz jannat ki fazayein milti rehti hein, Faqiri mein bhi muhje milti rahi shaahon ki taqdeer, Mujhe maa ki mohabbat aur duayein milti rehti hein.”

A participant at the ‘Jashan-e-Janhuriat’ at the Museum Hall in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

A participant at the ‘Jashan-e-Janhuriat’ at the Museum Hall in Chandigarh

Residents against GM foods
Chandigarh, January 24
A section of residents today resolved to write to the Punjab and Haryana governments as well as the Chandigarh Administration, urging these not to allow the entry of genetically modified food products within their respective jurisdictions.


Syndicate Meeting
New re-evaluation system to be discussed
Chandigarh, January 24
The issue of introduction of re-evaluation of examination papers under the guidelines of the Dental Council of India will be taken up at the Panjab University’s syndicate meeting, scheduled for January 30.

Carmel girls reach out to slum children
Chandigarh, January 24
Setting an example of breaking the economic divide in educational set-up, Saathi, an NGO formed by girls of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, took the initiative to educate 310 slum children about personal hygiene.

Over 100 participate in creative writing contest
Chandigarh, January 24
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademy has been organising workshops and contests to cultivate the skill of creative writing, poetic potentiality and the art of expression by young writers of the city, said CSA chairperson Manju Jaidka.

PU don invited to Bangladesh
Chandigarh, January 24
Dr SM Kant, director, youth welfare, Panjab University, has been invited to Bangladesh to oversee the arrangements for the fifth South Asian Inter-University Youth Festival to be held at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from February 28 to March 4.

Mgmt students bag second position in quiz contest
Chandigarh, January 24
A team of Gurukul Vidyapeeth Centre for Management Studies has brought laurels to the region by securing second position in the National Students’ Management Quiz-2010 organised by the All-India Management Association at Chandigarh Business School, Landran.

Cultural activities mark annual function
Panchkula, January 24
Vijay Public School celebrated its annual function at Sector 17 here today. SL Thakur, Commissioner, IRS, was the chief guest on the occasion. A cultural lamp was lit. The programme started with a vandana.

Talent hunt
Chandigarh, January 24
The Legendary Mukesh Musical Arts and Cultural Society will organise its first audition at Government High School, Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, for the selection of amateur, semi-professional singers and other artistes from the slum and weaker section of the particular area.


Five injured in accident
Kharar, January 24
Five persons sustained injuries in an accident, wherein, two scooters and a car collided. One of the injured is said to be in a critical condition. The accident took place near Bansa Wali Chungi on the Kharar-Chandigarh road at around 2.30 pm.

Thieves decamp with cash, jewellery
Dera Bassi, January 24
Thieves decamped with cash and gold jewellery worth lakh from three houses at different localities in Dera Bassi on Saturday night. According to the police, Sushil Kumar of Mohan Nagar alleged that he along with his family had gone to Delhi to attend a marriage function.

Activists of the Shiv Sena burn the flag of Australia during a protest against attacks on Indian students in Australia, in Patiala
Activists of the Shiv Sena burn the flag of Australia during a protest against attacks on Indian students in Australia, in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Colourful performances mark R-day rehearsal
Patiala, January 24
With only two days left for Republic Day the city wore a festive look. Security has been beefed up with the police patrolling all major streets leading to the Polo Ground, where function would be held.

IBM picks 11 students of Bikram College
Patiala, January 24
Computer giant IBM selected 11 students during a placement drive at the Government Bikram College of Commerce on Thursday. Dr Narinder Kaur, dean of placement, research and counselling, said a placement drive was launched by IBM (BPO) at the college under the guidance of principal Satinder Kaur.

Ambala, January 24
The triennial conference of All-India Allahabad Bank Officers Association, Chandigarh zone, was held here today. Bank officials from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh attended the conference.

Freedom fighter dead
Kharar, January 24
Jetha Singh (96), an old war veteran of Azad Hind Fauj residing in Jhampur village, died last evening. He was cremated with state honours at the village today. Jetha’s son Swaran Singh said his father’s health deteriorated on Friday and he breathed his last yesterday.


Two held with pistol
Chandigarh, January 24
Two persons were arrested for possessing a country-made pistol and two cartridges at Sector 24 here tonight. After receiving a tip-off, the police laid a naka near Balmiki temple in Sector 24.

Police yet to nab snatcher
Chandigarh, January 24
The police has failed to nab the snatcher who struck at several places across the city on Saturday. The police had set up nakas across the city and checked the motorists, but has yet to taste success in nabbing the miscreant who had committed 10 snatchings out which only four were reported.

Student held for possessing pistol
Panchkula, January 24
The police has arrested Yash Gujrat, a third year BTech student of Swami Devi Dayal College of Engineering, Barwala, for possessing a country-made pistol. The police said after receiving a tip-off that Yashpal, a resident of Adampur, possessed a firearm, it raided his room in the college hostel and recovered the weapon.


Inter-Media Cricket Trophy
Dainik Bhaskar lift trophy
Chandigarh, January 24
Dainik Bhaskar defeated Tribune XI by three wickets to lift the Inter-Media Cricket Trophy at Government Model School, Sector 26, here today. After winning the toss, Dainik Bhaskar invited Tribune XI to bat first.

A batsman plays a shot during the Inter-Media Cricket Tournament in Sector 26, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

A batsman plays a shot during the Inter-Media Cricket Tournament in Sector 26, Chandigarh

Punjabi Tigers trounce Sunfire Rockets
Chandigarh, January 24
Despite a fine bowling performance by Shubham Sood, Sunfire Rockets lost the match by 41 runs to Punjabi Tigers in the first U-13 Tricity Premier League Cricket Tournament being held at Sector 48 here today.

Chandigarh Football Academy corner glory
Chandigarh, January 24
Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42, outplayed Khalsa Lions of Australia 6-0 in an exhibition football match played at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today. Playing without their regular defenders, Melbourne-based Khalsa Lions could not function as a team.

Talent Hunt
Six pace bowlers make it to national camp
Mohali, January 24
Chandigarh may once again hog the limelight in the cricketing arena as four pace bowlers from the city have been selected for the national selection camp to be held in Delhi in February.

Martial Art
Workshop for women from tomorrow
Chandigarh, January 24
Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International, India, will organise a two-day free training workshop for women from January 26. Stating this in a press release here today, the spokesperson for the association, said their main focus was on optimum health and self defence.


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