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Nigerian nabbed with 8 kg heroin
Father, son delivering contraband also held

Chandigarh, December 11
The accused outside the District Courts in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Sleuths of the Narc- otic Control Bureau arrested a father-son duo of Ludhiana and a Nigerian nati- onal from Sectors 43-44 rotary last night and claimed to have recovered 8 kg of heroin from their possession.
The accused outside the District Courts in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Political bosses halt demolition drive
Chandigarh, December 11
Godown owners with political connections today managed to halt a demolition drive initiated by the administration against illegal structures raised by them in Daria and Raipur Khurd villages.

3 labourers killed in wall collapse
Chandigarh, December 11
Twentythree-year-old Vakeel, 30-year-old Shri Kant of Mohali and Madan Lal were killed and six injured when a wall of a house being renovated in Sector 35 collapsed here this afternoon.

Flight Cancelled
Official apathy makes it worse for passengers
Chandigarh, December 11
Peeved at the arrangements made by the airline for their onward journey, Jammu-bound passengers of Simplifly Deccan today held a protest at the Chandigarh airport.



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COMMUNITY

Army Liquor Scam
GCM of 2 brigadiers to begin on Dec 13
Chandigarh, December 11
The general court martial (GCM) of two brigadiers, for their alleged role in a liquor scam, is scheduled to begin on December 13.

These students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, seem to relish a walk in the rain on Tuesday.
These students of Panjab University, Chandigarh, seem to relish a walk in the rain on Tuesday.

Encroachments
Councillors threaten to resign
Panchkula, December 11
The ongoing row between shopkeepers of Kalka and administration over the clearing of alleged encroachments for four-laning of National highway took a political colour when dozens of municipal councilors threatened to resign from the committee if the administration carried out the demolitions in the town, here today.

Chandigarh of yesteryear
Photography expo tomorrow too

Chandigarh, December 11
The beauty of life, a fleeting moment of nature, an expressive face - all this and more captured in lens awaits you at a photo exhibition which was inaugurated by Chandigarh home secretary Krishan Mohan at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, today. The exhibition is on till December 13.

‘Education Watch’ on commercialisation
Chandigarh, December 11
It is a platform for the educators by the educators. With an objective to address issues and problems related to education and deliberate upon the scope of primary, secondary and higher level education, a group of like-minded professors, writers and intellectuals from diverse fields have come together to form ‘Education Watch’.

Former mayor Kamlesh at a special MC meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Councillors speak up for colony residents
Chandigarh, December 11
The MC today held a special meeting of the house to discuss the framing of a policy for providing basic amenities to colonies on a par with other sectors of the city.

Former mayor Kamlesh at a special MC meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Letters
Penalise encroachers
We come across a number of encroachments by shopkeepers on roads. In Rajpura town itself many 30/40 feet wide roads in the markets have shrunk to merely 10 feet because of the encroachments. As per the rules, any item lying on roads can be confiscated and released only after imposing fines.

 
CRIME

Robbers held within hrs of crime
Chandigarh, December 11
In a swift action, the police arrested the youths who allegedly robbed a Mauli Jagran resident of his cycle and cash after beating him up in the wee hours today.

Youth dies in accident
Chandigarh, December 11
Riyaz, 27, who was on a scooter, was killed in an accident in Sector 18 here this evening. The victim worked in a shop. He was hit by an Esteem car (CH01-M- 0302).

 
BUSINESS

Biz Word
Chandigarh
EXPANSION PLANS: Ping mobile service of HFCL Infotel Limited would expand the CDMA technology across India, stated G.D. Singh, chief operating officer of HFCL Infotel, at a press conference here today.


 
EDUCATION

The PEC squad with their creation at EMM PEE Industries Workshop, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. PEC students gear up for off-road vehicle contest
Chandigarh, December 11
A 10-member team of third-year students of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Sector 12, is participating in the 2007 SAE India Mini-BAJA Design Competition to be held at Indore from December 19 to 24. As many as 27 teams will participate in the event.


The PEC squad with their creation at EMM PEE Industries Workshop, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

PU Notes
Results: Panjab University has declared the results of BA I, BSc I, BA III, MA I (Indian ancient history culture and archaeology), MA I (music vocal), BPEd II, MA II (public administration) and MA II (Sanskrit) examinations held in September, 2007.

COURTS

Consumer Court
Maruti finance co fined for not issuing NOC
Chandigarh, December 11
Citicorp Maruti Finance Ltd, New Delhi, has been directed by the District Forum-II to pay a compensation of Rs 27,000 for not issuing NOC and releasing papers of a financed vehicle even after the clearance of the loan.

Hafta inspector gets 1-year RI
Chandigarh, December 11
Demanding hafta from a tea-stall owner has landed a head constable Nachhattar Singh of the UT police in a soup. The CBI special judge, Jagdeep Jain, today sentenced him to a year’s rigorous imprisonment (RI) and impopsed a fine of Rs 1,000.

 
CULTURE

Indian classical music endowed with serenity: Bhatt
Chandigarh, December 11
“Endowed with celestial serenity, blissful melody and sublime character, the Indian classical music is eulogised as the medium through which gods converse and command”.

Amita Dalal presents a sitar recital at Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Sitar virtuoso enthrals
Chandigarh, December 11
Ahmedabad-based sitar virtuoso Amita Dalal lived up to the expectations of her gurus Manju Behan Mehta and Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt (Grammy Award winner), who was also the chief guest, with a scintillating sitar recital at Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.


Amita Dalal presents a sitar recital at Pracheen Kala Kendra in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

100 new posts approved at PGI
Chandigarh, December 11
Over 100 new posts against new infrastructure have been approved at the PGI. At a meeting held under the chairmanship of the union health minister in New Delhi, over 80 appointments, including those at the senior level, were approved at the PGI.

 
SPORTS

Manav Mangal win tae kwon do title
Panchkula, December 11
Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, won the top honours in the tae kwon do championship held at Shiv Mandir Hall, Sector 9, here today. The team won seven gold medals.

Club honours medal winners
Chandigarh, December 11
Hanu Tae Kwon Do Club felicitated its two players — Pooja Thakur and Jasween Kaur — with cash rewards for winning laurels the Inter-School Sports and Games Competition 2007-08 held by the CBSE at Jaipur recently.

A rugby match between Maharashtra and Haryana in progress at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh beat HP
Chandigarh, December 11
Chandigarh beat Himachal Pradesh 43-20 in the Seven-A-Side Rugby National Tournament played on the Panjab University Campus here today.


A rugby match between Maharashtra and Haryana in progress at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Twenty20 camp
Panchkula, December 11
The Association of Twenty20 Cricket will organise a six-day camp at Hansraj Public School, Sector 6, from Dec 17 to select team for Under-17 National Twenty20 Tournament to be held in Chennai.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Fresh warrants against Himachal ADGP
Rajpura, December 11
A local court has issued fresh non-bailable warrants (NBW) against top cop of Himachal Pradesh police Bhupinder Singh Thind, who is holding the charge of ADGP (law and order) there. The police has been asked to produce the ADGP in the court by December 24.

Six booked in dowry case
Kharar, December 11
Six people have been booked for allegedly demanding dowry and harassing Kanchan Bala, a resident of Ambedkar Colony, Sector 51, Chandigarh.



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