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Harjinder pips Anu to the post
Wins by 1 vote; Cong wins other 2 posts
Newly elected Mayor of Chandigarh, Ms Harjinder Kaur, gets a warm hug from Mr Harmohan Dhawan, president of the CVM Chandigarh, January 11
Ms Harjinder Kaur of the SAD was elected the 11th Mayor of the city here today. In a closely contested election, she defeated Ms Anu Chatrath of the Congress by one vote.

Celebration Time: Newly elected Mayor of Chandigarh, Ms Harjinder Kaur, gets a warm hug from Mr Harmohan Dhawan, president of the CVM, after she defeated Congress candidate, Ms Anu Chathrath, by a single vote on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Anu Chatrath in different moods after losing
Anu Chatrath in different moods after losing

    Can’t believe it!

Breaks down!

Regains composure!


Bansal-Bahl truce under strain again
Chandigarh, January 11
The fragile truce between the Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Bansal, and the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) chief, Mr B.B. Bahl, came under strain today again, with the election of BJP-SAD candidate, Ms Harjinder Kaur, as the Mayor.

Religion won’t come in the way of traffic
Structures on highway to go
Chandigarh, January 11
It will be a smooth ride for vehicular traffic moving on sections of National Highway 21 passing through the southern part of the city.

UT says bye to affidavits
Chandigarh, January 11
In a people-friendly decision, the Chandigarh Administration today decided to do away with the cumbersome procedure of using affidavits in day-to-day official works. Now affidavits will be required only for those works where it is mandatory as per the law.


Kanwaljit promises new industrial policy
Mohali, January 11
The SAD-BJP combine will be coming up with a new industrial policy for the state after winning the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections being held next month.

7.5 marla houses can now have PGs
Chandigarh January 11
The Chandigarh Administration has allowed the running of paying guest accommodation facility by owners of houses with area of not less than 7.5 marlas.

Factories’ holiday in ward 7 on Jan 14
Chandigarh, January 11 The UT Administrator has declared that all factories in ward 7 of the MC will observe January 14 as weekly holiday to enable workers of factories in the ward to exercise their franchise.

Insist on cash receipt, says Justice Mongia
Chandigarh, January 11
“Even though the special Act to protect consumers rights was passed to give speedy justice to the complainants, the disposal of applications are bound to be late than the stipulated period of six months due to an increase in the number of complaints received every day,” said Justice R.S. Mongia (retd), President, Punjab Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, while addressing members of the Chandigarh Management Association here today.

One killed, three injured in road accident
Panchkula, January 11
One person died and three others sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision between a car and a truck near Rampur Seuri village of Pinjore late last night.

5 workers injured in factory fire
Dera Bassi, January 11
As many as five workers of the Ind-Swift plant on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road were injured in a fire early today.


Six PU students arrested
Chandigarh, January 11
A fight over a girl took an ugly turn this afternoon in the Panjab University campus when six boys allegedly assaulted two youngsters. Both the victims sustained minor injuries and were later discharged from the Sector 16 General Hospital, said the police.

Young woman ends life
Mohali, January 11
A young woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in a house in Phase V here today.

Woman robbed ‘under hypnotism’
Mohali, January 11
A resident of Phase XI was deprived of a gold chain and a diamond ring after she was allegedly hypnotised by two persons in Phase X here today.

Four held for burglary
Chandigarh, January 11
The local police today arrested four youngsters accused of being involved in several incidents of burglary in the city. With their arrest the police claimed to have solved three cases and recovered stolen articles worth Rs 50,000 from them.


Two-day conference on real estate sector
Chandigarh, January 11
For sustainable growth in the real estate sector, creating the requisite infrastructure is the need of the hour. As the population rises and the cities expand, the government will have to play a greater role in creating infrastructure for the newly developed areas.


Emerging trends in cordless communication highlighted
Chandigarh, January 11
Professor Damodar Acharya, Chairman of the All-India Council of Technical Education, inaugurated a two-day national conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Wireless Communication and e-Security’ at Panjab University here today.

A view of the Sanskriti Model School, Sector 20, Panchkula. Model school opens in Panchkula
Panchkula, January 11
The town's first model school, the Sanskriti Government School, Sector 20, will begin from the forthcoming academic session. The Principal, Ms Renu Gupta, said the Sanskriti school will be a cut above the other government schools of the district.
A view of the Sanskriti Model School, Sector 20, Panchkula. — A Tribune photograph

Protesting teachers to burn certificates on Lohri
Chandigarh, January 11
Retrenched substitute computer teachers announced that they will burn their certificates on Lohri as a mark of protest against the indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government, here today.

Top honours for Anubhav’s story
Chandigarh, January 11
The Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi today announced the results of the short story writing competition held for college students in December 2006. Announcing the results, Dr Naresh, Chairman of the akademi, said the noted short story writers like Prof Rana Nayyar, Mr N.S. Rattan and Mr Vijay Sehgal comprised the jury for the stories written in English, Hindi and Punjabi where as the only entry in Urdu category was judged by another panel of judges consisting of Mr R.D. Tasser, Mr Kedar Nath Sharma and Mr Vijay Sehgal.

From Colleges
Students learn concepts of astrology, vaastu
Chandigarh, January 11
GGDSD College, Sector 32, here organised a lecture on astrology and vaastu for its students and staff on the college premises today. The talk was delivered by Dr Deepshiri from the Bhartiya Astrology and Vaastu Reseach Centre, an expert in the fields of astrology, palmistry, numerology, gemology and vaastu shastra architecture.


J&K sex scandal: Applications rejected
Chandigarh, January 11
In the Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal, the District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, today rejected two separate applications of the accused: one to obtain a complete set of the statements of the victims recorded by the investigating agency, and the other for the charges under Immoral Trafficking Act being tried by a lower court.


A scene from “Saada Jaggon Seer Mukya”, a Punjabi play staged at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Play portrays deplorable condition of farmers
Chandigarh, January 11
Notwithstanding the overall radical development in the agriculture sector, small farmers in the country are still facing crisis due to increased financial stringency. This was portrayed by the soul-stirring play, ‘Saada Jaggon Seer Mukya’, staged by the Department of Theatre and Television, Punjabi University, Patiala, at the Tagore theatre, here today.
A scene from “Saada Jaggon Seer Mukya”, a Punjabi play staged at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Ripudaman is best dancer once again
Chandigarh, January 11
Ripudaman Kaur was adjudged the best female dancer of the year at a dance competition organised by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA).


PGI attains success in stem cell transplantation
Chandigarh, January 11
The PGI has added another feather to its cap by attaining success in stem cells transplantation. In the Department of Internal Medicine, the PGI, nine such cases have been successfully treated ever since the trials of the stem cells transplantation in different organs world over.

Doc claims victory over snoring
Chandigarh, January 11
Dr Iqbal Singh Dhillon, a city-based author, known for his path breaking work on folk dances of Panjab has now come up with a book on a very different topic - snoring.

350 to participate in symposium at PGI
Chandigarh, January 11
To enrich the medical fraternity with the latest professional skills and devices to treat gastrointestinal (GI) infections and to improve the quality of health care, the Department of Gastroenterology will organise a symposium on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Infections” in association with the departments of Microbiology, Parasitology and Virology in PGI on January 13 and 14.


MCM Blue Caps maul AP Jay by 10 wickets
Chandigarh, January 11
The MCM Blue Caps Cricket Academy thrashed A P Jay School by 10 wickets in the fourth match of the First Jal Champions Trophy, being organised by the MCM Blue Caps Cricket Academy at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, here today.

Manav Mangal skaters excel
Panchkula, January 11
The skaters of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, put up a brilliant performance at the 20th Haryana State Roller Skating Championship held from January 5 to 8 at Faridabad.

Amar edges out Rajat in billiards tourney
Chandigarh, January 11
Amar Benipai edged out Rajat Khaneja in a keenly contested match by 7-6 on the third day of the Chaudhary Vishnu Pal Singh Memorial 9-Ball Open Prize Money Tournament at the Chandigarh Billiards Coaching Centre, Sector 22 here today.

Administrator’s Cup cricket
Chandigarh, January 11
The Chandigarh Sports Department will organise the inter-school Administrator's Cup limited-overs cricket tournament for under-19 boys from January 18 to 25 here. The matches will be played at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, and St John's High School, Sector 26.

PCA Parle enters second phase today
Chandigarh, January 11
The second leg of the PCA Parle (u-17) Inter-School Tournament will start tomorrow at DAV School, Sector 8, here and the PCA stadium, Mohali. Six winning teams of the district-level league matches will take part in the tournament.


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