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Cold wave claims 3 lives in city
Chandigarh, December 13
Cold wave claimed three lives in the city during the past 24 hours. The body of an old man was found lying near Laxmi Narayan Temple in Sector 20 this morning. The deceased has been identified as 75-year-old Sundar hailing from Tamil Nadu. He was a beggar and used to sleep near the temple.

Storm over doctor’s transfer

Apologise or face stir, staff tell Bir Devinder
Mohali, December 13
The transfer of a pregnant doctor from the Civil Hospital, Mohali, on a compliant of the Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today led to protest by doctors in the hospital here.

Doctors during the strike at the Civil Hospital, Mohali, on Wednesday.
Doctors during the strike at the Civil Hospital, Mohali, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Chaos at the Zirakpur-Patiala chowk due to the ongoing highway project work.
Chaos at the Zirakpur-Patiala chowk due to the ongoing highway project work. — A Tribune photograph

New turn to row between PGI, technologists
Chandigarh, December 13

In a new twist that is likely to upset the Medical Technologists Association’s (MTA) applecart, the Labour Commission has stepped into the PGI battleground to resolve the dispute between the management and the association.

No work, no pay
Chandigarh, December 13
Employees who don’t attend office tomorrow due to the proposed strike will not be paid salaries under the principle of “No work, no pay”, an official press note said here today.

Bhatti gets bitter dose
Chandigarh, December 13
Noted comedian Jaspal Bhatti was in for a surprise, an unpleasant one, this evening when he went for a marriage being held at one of the marriage palaces on the Zirakpur-Kalka highway.

Banks can now break open locker after notice
Chandigarh, December 13.
Banks across the country have been armed with the power to break open bank lockers which have not been operated for more than three years. These norms by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) come in the wake of law - enforcing agencies discovering explosives in lockers.

Watch out
Arunima Goyal, a student of Class III at Sacred Heart Secondary School, is participating in the National Under-9 Chess Championship which began at Solapur (Maharashtra) on Wednesday. She is representing the Chandigarh team. Arunima earlier represented the Union Territory in the National Chess Championship (u-11 in Chennai in November. She has won a number of tournaments. 

In Town
Participate in a Meet-the-Press programme at the Chandigarh Press Club. He is a third-time Chief Minister and has in between been a member of the Lok Sabha four times.

Passing Through
What brings you to the city?


Vikas manch manifesto
Chandigarh, December 13
In place of releasing an election manifesto, the Chandigarh Vikas Manch today made certain commitments to the residents of the city.

Two elected unopposed
Chandigarh, December 13
Two candidates for the panchayat samiti elections scheduled to be held on December 20 have been elected unopposed. The elections will now be held only for 13 of the 15 constituencies. Those who have been elected unopposed are Pritam Singh of Kishan Garh village/ Bhagwanpura-1 from constituency No. 7 and Baljit Kaur of Dhanas village from constituency No. 14.

CD was doctored, says Manvir
Panchkula, December 13
The president of the Municipal Council, Ms Manvir Gill, and her husband, Mr Kulwant Gill, allegedly involved in buying councillors, today said the CD released was doctored to "suit the needs of the rivals".

Unauthorised Stops
Cops to get tough with erring bus drivers

Chandigarh, December 13
Drivers of government buses dropping and picking up passengers from unauthorised places beware! For the Chandigarh Traffic Police is going to book such drivers from next week onwards for the violation.

Weather continues to disrupt traffic
Chandigarh, December 13
Bad weather in Delhi affected the air and rail traffic to the city for a third day today.

RVC gets new insignia
Chandigarh, December 13
The Army’s Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) has unveiled a new insignia. Responsible for breeding, rearing and training of horses, dogs and mules for the Army, the RVC celebrates its anniversary tomorrow.

Probe ordered into juveniles’ handcuffing
Mohali, December 13
In yet another inquiry involving the human rights violation of two juveniles who were allegedly detained in Phase VIII police station, Inder Mohan Singh, SP (headquarters), was today entrusted the task of investigating into the handcuffing of the two boys.

Drunk technician creates ruckus in hospital
Panchkula, December 13
A drunk technician from a private orthopaedic centre created a ruckus at the General Hospital, Sector 6, last night, disturbing attendants of patients and going around different wards being a nuisance.


Rs 7 lakh withdrawn on stolen ATM card
Chandigarh, December 13
Mr Ajay Ahuja of Sector 39 has reported to the police that Rs 7 lakh have been withdrawn from his account using his stolen ATM card.

Flesh trade racket busted, five arrested
Panchkula, December 13
The CIA staff busted a call girl racket in the city and arrested five persons, three girls and two pimps, here today, while the sixth accused, the kingpin in the racket, managed to escape.


Timber traders’ body
Panchkula, December 13
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panchkula Timber Traders Welfare Association: chairman — Mr Satish Bansal; patrons — Mr Mehar Singh and Mr S.K. Aggarwal; president — Mr Dinesh Singla; vice-president — Mr Hemant Bhatia; general secretary — Ms Anchal Sood; treasurer —Mr Roshan Lal; and joint secretary — Mr Pankaj Jain.


UBS students tap top jobs
Chandigarh, December 13
Students of the University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, have set a new record in placements.

PU Notes
Travel award for Reader
Chandigarh, December 13
Dr Anil Kumar, Reader in Pharmacology at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been selected for the ISN CAEN Travel Award in the young scientist category.


Petro scam: UT police moves HC
Chandigarh, December 13
The Chandigarh Police today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging the order of a Chandigarh court granting bail to the accused of the infamous petro-scam, in which petro-chemicals were sold to petrol pumps across the country, in black.


‘Panchwan Sawar’ staged
Chandigarh, December 13
A classic play “Panchwan Sawar” marked the fourth day of the ongoing third ‘Theatre for Theatre’ festival at Tagore Theatre here today. The five-day festival is being organised in collaboration with the Fashion Technology Park (Mohali), the North Zone Cultural Centre, the Department of Public Relations, UT, and the Department of Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Haryana.

A treat for movie buffs
City's first film fest begins tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 13
A film festival is being organised by the Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries and the National Film Development Corporation,  which will begin on December 15.


Lecture on family planning methods
Chandigarh, December 13
Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here today organised a lecture on “Awareness about family planning methods in adolescents and the risks involved with teenage pregnancy”.

Presentation on disaster management
Chandigarh, December 13
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) gave a presentation on “National Disaster Management Guidelines-Medical Preparedness and Mass Casualties Management” at the PGI, Chandigarh, here today.


City lads do what Team India couldn’t

Chandigarh, December 13
Chandigarh registered a five-wicket victory over South Africa's Alberton Cricket Club in an under-17 match at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, here today.

Former Test cricketer Ashok Malhotra (extreme left) interacts with budding cricketers from India and South Africa at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

Former Test cricketer Ashok Malhotra (extreme left) interacts with budding cricketers from India and South Africa at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

UP put up 240 on board
Chandigarh, December 13
Uttar Pradesh consolidated their position by putting up 240 in the first innings against Bengal on the second day of the All-India U-22 Cricket Tournament at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

SGGS beat PU in ball b’minton
Chandigarh, December 13
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGS), Sector 26, beat PU campus 2-1 in the Panjab University Inter-College Ball Badminton (men) tournament, which started here today.


Chief Engineer gets CAT stay
Chandigarh, December 13
The Central Administrative Tribunal(CAT) today stayed the repatriation of Mr K.B.Sharma, who was officiating as the Chief Engineer (CE) of the municipal corporation, to the Chandigarh Administration.


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