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City, Mohali cops dilly-dally on FIR
Chandigarh, January 7
It’s a classic case of police apathy. A Mohali resident has been shuttling between Mohali and Chandigarh for the past over four months to get a case of theft registered about his stolen motor cycle.

Two arrested men part of robbers’ gang: police
Chandigarh, January 7
The Chandigarh Police today said the two youths caught with the public help from Government School, Sector 23, on January 2 were members of a gang involved in robbing people at gunpoint in the city and Panchkula.

Kids brave cold to receive polio drops
Chandigarh, January 7
The bone-chilling cold failed to dampen the enthusiasm of parents for getting their children immunised against polio in the city.

Kids administered polio drops
A Health Department worker administers polio drops to a child at Jama Masjid, Sector 20, Chandigarh on Sunday.
A drop for sound health: A Health Department worker administers polio drops to a child at Jama Masjid, Sector 20, Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


10 heads of cattle sustain burns
Dera Bassi, January 7
At least 10 heads of cattle reportedly sustained burns in a fire that broke out in the hutments in Trivedi Camp near the railway track in Mubarakpur village here this evening.

NRIs add lustre to gold
Chandigarh, January 7
The peak of the gold purchase season due to the NRI rush has brought cheer to jewellers in the city. With fluctuating gold prices keeping buyers at bay last year, jewellers say that the NRI rush has meant boom time for them.

GOLD RUSH: The NRI season has led to a boom in gold sales in the city. — A Tribune photograph 
The NRI season has led to a boom in gold sales in the city.

Narinder Singh Sodhi Watch Out
Narinder Singh Sodhi
The city-based hockey coach, Narinder Singh Sodhi, has accompanied the Chandigarh team for the second time as coach in the third edition of the Premier Hockey League underway at Chennai.

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia In Town
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the greatest living master of the North Indian bamboo flute, will be in Chandigarh on Monday at the invitation of SPIC MACAY. The legendary musician is coming here to inaugurate, with his recital, the celebrations that mark 30 years of the existence of SPIC MACAY.


Elderly put best foot forward
Chandigarh, January 7
It seemed like any other venue for a fashion show-cum-variety programme with the place buzzing with activity. The only thing that made it stand out was the fact that unlike reedlike female models or hunky-dory male models walking down the runway, the participating models were members of the Chandigarh Senior Citizens’ Brotherhood Association, Sector 37.
Senior citizens pose for a photograph during a fashion show held to mark the annual day of Senior Citizens Association at Parshuram Bhawan in Sector-37
Senior citizens pose for a photograph during a fashion show held to mark the annual day of Senior Citizens Association at Parshuram Bhawan in Sector-37 on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

Need to involve panchayats, NGOs in running primary health centres: Expert
Chandigarh, January 7
While the central government has been giving a major attention to the tertiary healthcare, primary healthcare has deteriorated to a large extant in the country. A majority of the Primary Health Centres (PHC) have been running short of doctors, staff nurses and other paramedical staff. There are cases where Class IV employees are running the PHCs. 
                                    Prof M.S. Valiathan

LPG consumers protest
Chandigarh, January 7

LPG consumers of Khuda Ali Sher, Nayagoan, and other surrounding areas raised slogans in front of Kang Gas Service in Sector 8-B here for not maintaining the domestic supply of cylinders for the past few days.

LPG consumers raise slogans outside Kang Gas Agency in Sector 8-B for alleged failure to maintain supply of domestic cylinders on Sunday. — A Tribune photo.

LPG consumers raise slogans outside Kang Gas Agency in Sector 8-B for alleged failure to maintain supply of domestic cylinders on Sunday.

Exhibitor of designer clothes fined
Chandigarh, January 7
The Excise and Taxation Department yesterday penalised the organiser of an exhibition of designer clothes for running the show without taking permission.

Posh Panchkula areas sans streetlights
Panchkula, January 7
Plunged in darkness, roads in one of the most elite sectors of the area are no less than a big black hole. They move from light to darkness with the sunset as street lights in most sectors are practically non-functional.

Awards given on Road Safety Week
Chandigarh, January 7
On the concluding day of the 18th Road Safety Week today, the Chandigarh Police distributed prizes to winner of various contests held during the week.

From nonentity to centre of learning
Chandigarh, January 7
Help has been pouring in from all corners for students of Government Elementary School, Tanda Karor, Mohali, after years of neglect, that had resulted in high dropout rate and poor education level. Thanks to the efforts of members of the Punjab Performers Association, the school has been transformed from a non-performing entity to a centre of learning.

Doctor seeks action against bus conductor
Mohali, January 7
A doctor working in a government subsidiary health centre, Balachaur, complained to the SSP here yesterday that the police allegedly failed to take any action on her complaint against a conductor of a Punjab Roadways bus.

Old man missing
Chandigarh, January 7
A 57-year-old resident of village Kumbran near Mohali, has been missing since December 28.

Calendar released
Chandigarh, January 7
The calendar for the year 2007 of Haryana Civil Accounts Association office of the Accountant General, Haryana, was released by Accountant General, Mr Mohinder Singh, IAAS, here today.

Peace march from Leh reaches city
Chandigarh, January 7 Demanding an amicable solution to the Tibet problem and opening of the Ladakh-Kailash Mansarovar route to facilitate pilgrimage, a group of people from Ladakh in association with the Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association reached the city on Saturday.

Shatabdi late by 2 hrs
Chandigarh, January 7
The New Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express (2005) arrived late by around two hours at the Chandigarh Railway Station here this evening.


Body of newborn male found
Chandigarh, January 7
The body of a newborn male was found in Sector 21 here this morning.


Around 200 attend PEC alumni meet
Chandigarh, January 7
Around 200 members of the Punjab Engineering College Old Students Association met at the college, here today. Addressing the alumni, Dr Vijay Gupta, Director, PEC assured the old students that having been declared a deemed university, it was now the endeavour of the college to produce world-class engineers whose academic skills and talents will be second to none.

Hygiene to be improved in govt, aided schools
Chandigarh, January 7
The Chandigarh Education Department is gearing itself to provide better hygiene in all government and aided schools.

Dress code for PU law students
Chandigarh, January 7
Law students of Panjab University will now be seen in uniform. The Department of Laws has made it compulsory for students to dress up in black pant and white shirt complete with a tie for formal occasions in the department.

Thousands line up for British Library membership
Chandigarh, January 7
Bitter cold was no deterrent to thousands of library enthusiasts, who queued up in front of the British Library, Sector 9, which opened its much-awaited membership here today.

Debate on biotechnology
Chandigarh, January 7
A debate on biotechnology was organized yesterday by Hindustan Scouts and Guides, Chandigarh unit at Deep Public School, Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration.

BJP leader meets protesting teachers
Chandigarh, January 7
Former Member of Parliament and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader, Mr Satya Pal Jain, today visited the retrenched daily wage computer teachers from Punjab who were protesting outside the office of the Director General, School Education, Punjab, in Sector 34.


A melody maker on a unique mission
Chandigarh, January 7
After introducing hit singers by the dozens, Punjabi music director Sukhpal Sukh is on unique mission to gift the Punjabi music industry another star. In fact, Sukhpal Sukh, who along with Punjabi folk singer, Sarabjit Cheema, launched the mega talent search "Fankaar 2007" here today, gave a peep into the contest intended to provide a platform to a deserving singer with the "Punjabi background".                                                       
Sukhpal Sukh

‘Fankaar 2007’ launched
Chandigarh, January 7 Another reality show was launched in Punjab today with Jalandhar-based Dream Productions announcing the "Fankaar 2007" contest here. The contest, which offers a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh to the winner and a music album, was launched in the presence of celebrities, including noted music director Sukhpal Sukh and folk singer Sarabjit Cheema, who will also be the brand ambassador of the contest.

Eminent poets participate in symposium
Chandigarh, January 7
It was poignant to watch only a handful of poetry lovers present at a poetry symposium titled ‘Ek Sham Kavion Ke Naam’ held today at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here.


Vijayant has potential to play at higher levels: CLTA coach
Chandigarh, January 7
The local lanky tennis player, Vijayant Malik, is on a spree to add a new feather to his cap and make the city proud with his continuous achievements.

Deadly spell by Manan Vohra of St John’s academy

Chandigarh, January 7
A deadly bowling spell (5 for 16) by Manan Vohra guided the hosts St John's Cricket Academy to register win over Victoria Park Cricket Club (VPCC) Meerut by 9 wickets in the final of the cricket tournament for the second St John's Trophy (U-14) at the school’s grounds here today.

The members of the St John’s team after winning the second St John’s Inter Academies Trophy at the school grounds on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The members of the St John’s team after winning the second St John’s Inter Academies Trophy at the school grounds on Sunday.

Aafreen corners glory
Chandigarh, January 7
Local girl Aafreen Chaudhary has won two gold medals and one bronze medal in the children’s pony advanced ‘B’ category during the National Equestrian Championship and 55th Kolkata Horse Show held at Kolkata Race Course, recently. Lt-Gen KS Sivakumar, VSM, Chief of Staff, Eastern Command, awarded the medal to all the winners.

Aafreen receives the winner’s prize at the 55th Kolkata Horse Show held at Kolkata Race Course. 

MCM DAV win netball meet
Chandigarh, January 7
MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh defeated the PU team to win the Panjab University Inter-College Netball (Women) Championship 2006-07 at the PU campus, here today.

Vijay bags gold in judo
Chandigarh, January 7
Vijay Chauhan bagged gold in the 56 kg category (boys) while Kapil Dev got the silver medal at the Chandigarh State Senior Judo Championship 2006-07 held at the Judo Hall, Sector 42, here. The bronze was jointly won by Baljeet Singh and Maninder Singh.

Connect XI, ICICI XI register wins
Chandigarh, January 7
A 44-run partnership shared between skipper Rajil Sawhney (38 off 42) and Sanjay (26 off 16) enabled Connect XI beat Tata Indicom by five wickets in a Group B match of the Inter-Corporate Twenty-20 Tournament at DAV College grounds, Sector 10, here today.

Rakesh hits bull’s eye
Chandigarh, January 7
Rakesh emerged winner in the boys’ category garnering 195/ 360 points in 20 metres and 189/360 points in 30 metres in the Chandigarh Sub-Junior State Archery Championship held at Sector 8 DAV Grounds, here today.

Stadium XI thrash GCA
Chandigarh, January 7
Continuing their winning spree, Stadium XI, Sector 16 team thrashed Greenfield Cricket Academy (GCA) by 75 runs in the second match of the 1st Jal Champions Trophy (u-12) at the MCM DAV College grounds, here today.


Whitewash on building façades in Sec 17 to be banned
Chandigarh, January 7
Traders in Sector 17 here, especially those running their business in the Central Piazza, will no more be allowed to paint or whitewash the façades of their buildings.

New Panchkula DC
Panchkula, January 7
Ms Neerja Raj Shekhar will be the new Deputy Commissioner of the district.


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