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Claims, counter-claims rule mayoral poll debate
Election today
Chandigarh, January 10
For what was supposed to be a debate for the two mayoral candidates to share their views and agenda ended up being a slander match between the two.

Nominated councillors in ‘hijack’ mode
Chandigarh, January 10
Acting contrary to the will of the people of Chandigarh, nominated councillors have stirred up a hornets nest in the run-up to the elections to choose the city’s Mayor.

On merit list, yet jobless
Chandigarh, January 10
Even when a Punjab government department gives you a letter of appointment don’t be delighted that you have got a job.

Petrol pump employees concoct looting tale in revenge
Panchkula, January 10
A heated argument between three call centre employees and staff at a petrol pump in Mansa Devi Complex landed the former in a soup, here today. With an intention to get even with them, the petrol pump employees, Mukesh and Anil Tewari, concocted a story and called in the police this morning.


A Maruti 800 car caught fire while coming from the Sector 22 Aroma lights towards the Press Chowk, Chandigarh.
A Maruti 800 car caught fire while coming from the Sector 22 Aroma lights towards the Press Chowk, Chandigarh. The reason of the fire was reportedly a short-circuit inside the dashboard of the car. The car was running on petrol. — Photo by Gurmeet Singh Anand

Septuagenarian’s murder: police nearing dead end
Chandigarh, January 10
Even after two years and deposition by 60 witnesses, the Chandigarh Police has not been able to lay its hands on the killers of a retired Joint Director of the Education Department, Himachal Pradesh, Sundri Agnihotri (74).

MRP of country liquor to be reduced by Rs 10
Chandigarh, January 10
While doling out benefits to liquor licensees, the UT Excise Department has decided to respect public sentiment regarding the location of the liquor vends in the city.

Barun Sharma Watch Out
Barun Sharma, a student of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sector 26, has been wielding his willow in the ongoing four-day Ranji Trophy match in Dharamsala. The ace batsman is a member of the Himachal Pradesh Ranji team, playing against the Railways in ‘Plate Group’.

                                                                           Barun Sharma

Chiranjib Chakraborty In Town
Chiranjib Chakraborty, a well known Indian classical vocalist from London, will be in the city on the invitation of the Pracheen Kala Kendra for a music concert to mark their 114th baithak programme today. The Kolkata-bred vocalist, rated as the best among Indian maestros in Europe, holds allegiance to the Rampur Gwalior gharana.

Chiranjib Chakraborty


Raen Basera beyond the reach of poor
A view of the UT Red Cross night shelter ‘Raen Basera’ at ISBT, Sector 17, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, January 10
The night shelter —Raen Basera— at the Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Sector 17, is now beyond the reach of people for whom it was originally built. According to the concept of the night shelter, people who had no where to go, could spend a night here by paying a bare minimum.

A view of the UT Red Cross night shelter ‘Raen Basera’ at ISBT, Sector 17, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Cong failed on all fronts: Navjot Sidhu
Chandigarh, January 10
Price hike, corruption and development were the three main issues taken up by cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in his flamboyant style while addressing a gathering in Maloya village here this evening. In his 10-minutes speech, the star campaigner of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) reached the venue at about 7 pm.

Independent candidate flays nepotism in allotment of ticket
Mohali, January 10
Nepotism in the allocation of party tickets by political parties in Punjab has led me to contest the elections as an Independent candidate from the Kharar constituency.

Dogs perform during Army Day celebrations in Patiala on Wednesday.
Dogs perform during Army Day celebrations in Patiala on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Admn assurance to Muslim community
Chandigarh, January 10
A delegation of about 25 members of Muslims from various walks of life met the UT Administrator.

Protest against pollution
Dera Bassi, January 10 Up in arms against the ash being emitted by a pharmaceutical unit along the Dera Bassi-Mubarikpur road, scores of residents of Ashiyana colony protested in front of the unit’s gate, here today.

Traffic lights sought at roundabout
Chandigarh, January 10
The Welfare Association of MIG-I Houses, Sector 40 C, requested the Chandigarh Administration to install traffic lights at the roundabout of Sectors 40 and 41.


Four of robbers’ gang arrested
Kharar, January 10
The CIA staff today arrested four members of a gang of robbers which includes a woman, involved in criminal cases different districts of the state. They recovered also a rifle, live cartridges, car and motorcycles from their possessions. The gang members were allegedly involved in robbery, dacoity and cheating cases in different districts the police said.

Four booked for abetting suicide
Mohali, January 10
The police has booked four residents of Phase I on charges of abetting suicide and criminal conspiracy.

Liquor vend looted
Mohali, January 10
A liquor vend was attacked and looted by some persons in Phase VI here around midnight.

Gurdwara tabla player booked for kidnapping
Chandigarh, January 10
The local police today booked a tabla player of a gurdwara in Mohali on charges of kidnapping a 19-year-old girl of Sector 52.


PunCom gets Rs 56 cr BSNL order
Mohali, January 10
The Punjab Communications Limited (PunCom) has won a tender of the BSNL worth Rs 56 crore.


Training programme on optical communication
Chandigarh, January 10
A short-term training programme on “Optical Communication Systems Design and Implementation”, organised by the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University), was inaugurated by Mr J.P. Sharma, General Manager, Ordinance Cable Factory here.

PU fudging case: panel misses deadline
Chandigarh, January 10
The time bound fact-finding committee constituted by the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor to look into the alleged fudging of facts by the University Business School for securing better ratings did not finalise its report even today.

PU Notes
Seminar on weapons procurement
Chandigarh, January 10
A seminar on “Management of Weapons Procurement” was held at the Centre for Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University.


CBI court frames charges against ex-SE Dhingra
Chandigarh, January 10
A CBI Special Court today framed charges against a former Superintendent Engineer (SE) of the UT Electricity Department, Mr V.P. Dhingra, who was caught while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 at his Sector 19 residence here in August last year. The charges were framed under various Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.


“Gur Jot Arjun”
Chandigarh, January 10
The Punjabi Natak Akademy, Mohali, presented a slice of history through a show of “Gur Jot Arjun” an audio-visual spectacular here today at the Tagore Theatre.


Ajay Singla in action. Ajay gets the better of Abishek
Chandigarh, January 10
Ajay Singla had an edge over Abishek in a nail biting finish 7-6 in the final encounter of the 9-Ball Open Prize Money Tournament held at Chandigarh Billiards Coaching Centre, Sector 22, here today. Singla was trailing by 4-0 but managed to make it 4-4 at the end of the 8th track. Abishek grabbed two straight racks making the score 6-4 in his favour.

                                                    Ajay Singla in action.

Sarthak scripts win in third match of Jal trophy
Chandigarh, January 10
Sarthak steered his Greenfield Cricket Academy team to victory with his overall performance (48 n.o and 3 for 24) in the third match of 1st Jal Champions Trophy (u-12) at the grounds of the MCM DAV College for Women , Sector 36, here today.

Horse riding competition from Jan 17
Budding rider Pukhraj Jajee clears an obstacle during a practice session near the Sukhna Lake for the coming inter-school equestrian competition, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, January 10
For the first time in Chandigarh, an inter-school horse riding competition is being organised by St. John’s High School, Sector 26, in association with the Chandigarh Horse Riding Society (CHRS).

Budding rider Pukhraj Jajee clears an obstacle during a practice session near the Sukhna Lake for the coming inter-school equestrian competition, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


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