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Site on potholes may herald smooth ride
Chandigarh, December 21
Ever heard about Chandigarh Chances are that you have not. However, it is worth knowing about it because some day it can come handy for those wanting to get their problems solved. Sumit Bahl (left) and Nakul Goyal, who have designed the website
Sumit Bahl (left) and Nakul Goyal, who have designed the website

Reunited with family after 2 years
Chandigarh, December 21
Be it the chilly nights of December or the scorching sun of the summers. A dusty roadside in Nayagaon was home to 35-year-old band master Jahid for the past two years.


  Bansal supporters to go to Delhi today
Race for Mayor’s post hots up
Chandigarh, December 21
One group of the local unit of the Congress, owing allegiance to the Member Parliament, Mr Pawan Bansal, will be leaving for Delhi tomorrow.

Admn seeks reply from MC
Chandigarh, December 21
The Chandigarh Administration has sought an explanation from the MC officials as to why they have so far not got its prime chunks of land, which are under litigation, demarcated.

Jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh stolen
Mohali, December 21
Jewellery worth about Rs 2 lakh, Rs 50,000 in cash and watches were stolen from a house in Phase X here.

Mutilated body found
Kharar, December 21
The mutilated and decomposed body of a man was found near Mundi Kharar tonight. According to the police, the unidentified man was aged around 35 years.


Over 50,000 Indians at Haj
Chandigarh, December 21
Over 50,000 Muslims have reached the final stage of their Haj pilgrimage. According to official Indian Consulate spokesperson in Jeddah, out of a total of 53,617 pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia so far, 41,449 have reached Madina Munawwara and the remaining were now in Jeddah.

Man died accidentally, not murdered
Chandigarh, December 21
The Chandigarh Police said today that the Tuesday morning’s ‘murder’ was nothing but a case of an accidental death. The police said the victim was sleeping under a bus and was crushed to death when the bus was moved in the wee hours of Tuesday in Colony Number 5 here.

Board asks administration to help check noise pollution
Mohali, December 21
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has requested the local administration to provide information in connection with persons who seek permission to run loud speakers at social functions so that noise levels could be monitored.

PPCB ultimatum to industrial units
Mohali, December 21
The Chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Mr Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, has given 15 days time to some electroplating industrial units here to install effluent treatment plants, failing which the units would be closed down.

Construction of link road sought
Mohali, December 21
A former municipal councillor has demanded that the link road between Sector 65 and Sector 47, Chandigarh, should be constructed on priority basis.

Rights panel seeks report from IG
Chandigarh, December 21
The National Human Rights Commission has directed the IGP, Chandigarh, to take appropriate action in the case of inmates who were beaten up at Burail Jail by the jail staff in October last. The IGP has been asked to submit action taken report within six weeks to the commission.

Poor children get toys, clothes
Chandigarh, December 21
Mrs Jean Rodrigues, wife of the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, today visited Karuna Sadan and distributed toys, blankets and winter clothes among the under-privileged children of a colony in Sector 38 (West).

Seminar on Right to Information Act
Chandigarh, December 21
The local chapter of the Institute of Company Secretaries today organised a seminar on “Good Governance, Corruption and Right to Information Act”, according to a press note issued here today.


Gold, cash stolen from car in PU
Chandigarh, December 21
A bag containing gold ornaments and Rs 2500 was stolen from a car parked in Panjab University campus while in another incident thieves decamped with jewellery and cash from a house in Sector 41-D. Elsewhere, a motor cycle was reportedly stolen form the city. Besides this, the local police arrested two persons for allegedly indulging in gambling.

Sangrur resident held for cheating
Chandigarh, December 21
The local police arrested a Sangrur resident on the allegation of cheating for appearing in a physical test in place of his acquaintance. The other accused managed to flee from the spot, said the police.


7 parking zones fetch high prices
Chandigarh, December 21
As many as seven paid parking zones of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in various sectors of the city fetched higher prices from the bidders during the auction held here today. The paid parkings of Zone-II in Sector 8 , Zone I and II in Sector 34 and 35 fetched almost double that of their fixed reserved prices.


2 declamation contests: 6 emerge winners out of 8 participants
Chandigarh, December 21
Probably for the first time in the history of Panjab University the prestigious. K.K. Grover Goodwill Declamation Contest and the A.C. Bali Memorial Declamation Contest ended up as no contest at all.

Celebration time in schools
Chandigarh, December 21
Fun and frolic marked the annual cultural-cum-prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here, today. The programme commenced with the lighting of the diya by Mr D.R. Yadava.

Tiny tots of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, perform at the annual function of the school on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Tiny tots of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, perform at the annual function of the school on Tuesday.

Students of Kids-R-Kids school play with a pet rabbit at a workshop organised by the People For Animals on the school premises in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Students of Kids-R-Kids school play with a pet rabbit at a workshop organised by the People For Animals on the school premises in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

X’mas celebrations at Euro Kids
Mohali, December 21
Students of Euro Kids, Phase IV, here, celebrated christmas with fervour and enthusiasm. The arrival of Santa Claus brought in smiles on the students faces.

Teachers to hold dharna on
Dec 23

Chandigarh, December 21
The joint action committee of the Government Teachers Union, UT Chandigarh, held its general body meeting on the Masjid Grounds, Sector 20, today. All leaders and various members expressed resentment over the working style of the UT Education Department. The members resolved to hold a dharna on December 23 from 11 am onwards at the Matka Chowk to voice their discontentment against the Education Department.


School board ordered to pay Rs 10,000 to student
Chandigarh, December 21
The Panjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the Punjab School Education Board to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to a matric candidate for having “wasted” his one year. The student had appeared for the exam from the board in March 2004 and the board “lost” his mathematics answersheets and declared him ‘fail’.


DAVPS-8 paddlers in last eight
Chandigarh, December 21
Paddlers from hosts DAV Public School, Sector 8 sailed in the last four of the under 14 girls section of the penultimate day of the CBSE National Table Tennis meet being played here at the table tennis hall, sector 23.

Panchkula skaters clinch title
Panchkula, December 21
Four goals netted by international roller hockey player Sahil Khattar of Panchkula enabled his team demolish Faridabad by 6-3 in the finals of senior group roller hockey event in the 19th Sushil Kumar Memorial Haryana State Roller Skating Championships that concluded at Blue Bird School, Sector 16, here today.


CITCO Board of Directors
Chandigarh, December 21
The Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation has reconstituted the Board of Directors, sources said here today. The members include the Home Secretary, the Finance Secretary, Managing Director of CITCO, Deputy Commissioner, representatives from SIDBI, PNB, HDFC, CII and the Directors of the Tourism Departments of Haryana and Punjab.


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