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Custodial Death
Seven cops suspended
Panchkula, December 18
A 30-year-old youth was allegedly tortured to death by the local police. A CIA team picked up Jogi, a resident of Shahbad Markanda in Kurukshetra, 10 days ago on December 8 and allegedly left the body at the local General Hospital late last evening. The hospital civil surgeon said there were injury marks on the body.
Parents of Jogi, who allegedly died in police custody in Panchkula on Tuesday.
Parents of Jogi, who allegedly died in police custody in Panchkula on Tuesday.—Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

ICICI restrained from forcible re-possession
Chandigarh, December 18
With numerous complaints against reputed banks, a local court today restrained the ICICI Bank from forcible possession of a Toyota car on a complaint by Pritpal Singh.

Kalka Demolitions: Probe DC’s role,
HC urged

Chandigarh, December 18
Terming the move to demolish structures in Kalka as "reminiscent of the infamous New Delhi sealing drive", four Kalka residents have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court, alleging that the motive behind the drive was to create a scare among shopkeepers and to force them into booking shops in under-construction mega malls around Kalka and Pinjore.

PHL Begins Tomorrow
Defence line a worry for Dynamos
Chandigarh, December 18
With just two days to go for the inaugural match of the Premier Hockey League (PHL), the home team, Chandigarh Dynamos, is struggling for fullback players.



Tribune Impact
The Day After, All Fair & Square at Arts College

It was early morning action at Chandigarh’s Arts College on Tuesday, when engineers of the maintenance department of the administration got down to restoring the damaged facade of the college after the Chandigarh Tribune carried pictures of neglect of the building. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Cop suspended for making wrong entries
Zirakpur, December 18
The Mohali SSP suspended Mohan Singh, a head constable, posted at Zirakpur police station, this evening. Mohan Singh was posted as munshi at the police station and was caught by the SSP making wrong entries in the roznamcha.

Bunny is chairman of Coop Bank
Mohali, December 18
Jasjit Singh Bunny today formally took over as chairman of the board of directors of the Punjab State Cooperative Bank Limited, Chandigarh, in the presence of Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP and acting president of SAD, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, cooperation, defence services welfare, removal of grievances and welfare of pensioners’ minister, Punjab, and Bikram Singh Majithia, water supply and sanitation, information and public relation, science and technology, environment and non-conventional energy minister of Punjab.

Midnight robbery rumour spreads panic
Bassi Pathana, December 18
The residents of the villages situated on Bassi Pathana-Nandpur Kalour road are living in fear these days as a rumour is ripe in the area that after midnight, a gang of robbers, headed by a woman wearing a green suit, robs passersby on this road.

Registration Imbroglio
Residents to take ‘direct action’
To hold dharna outside HUDA office tomorrow
Panchkula, December 18
At the receiving end of the HUDA notification regarding the registration of their apartments under the Haryana Apartment Act after payment of stamp duty, the members of the cooperative group housing societies have finally decided to take to streets to oppose the "draconian and anti-people" decision.

Principals to act as info officers
Chandigarh, December 18
Principals of all aided colleges of Chandigarh were appointed the chief public information officers (CPIOs) by director of higher education (C) Raji P. Srivastava here today.

Only seven out of 60 sites go under hammer
Commercial Auction A Flop Show
Despite land price of commercial property registering an increase of 147 per cent, empty chairs speak volumes about the auction of commercial property at the Sector 17 estate office, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.Chandigarh, December 18
A day after the prices of residential plots touched a new high in the real estate market of Chandigarh, the sale of commercial property while registering a similar trend pushed the average land price to Rs 2, 90, 578 per sq yard, an increase of 147.22 per cent over the December, 2004, auction’s average price of Rs 1, 17, 536 per sq yard. 

Despite land price of commercial property registering an increase of 147 per cent, empty chairs speak volumes about the auction of commercial property at the Sector 17 estate office, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 

Heritage Workshop Begins
Experts: Conserve historic urban environments
Chandigarh, December 18
The Chandigarh administration in collaboration with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India began a four-day workshop on “Management of Historic Urban Landscapes of the 20th Century” at the CII here today. The MC mayor was the chief guest.
Well-known models Lakshmi Rana and Krishna Somani walk the ramp for “Cool With Cotton” held by Cotton Council International at Hotel Parkview in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Well-known models Lakshmi Rana and Krishna Somani walk the ramp for “Cool With Cotton” held by Cotton Council International at Hotel Parkview in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Revenue stamps at sampark centres
Chandigarh December 18
The administration has allowed the sale of revenue stamps at all sampark centres located in Chandigarh and its villages.

PGI doctor honoured with fellowship
Chandigarh, December 18
Dr B.R. Mittal, head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine of the PGI, has been conferred with the prestigious fellowship of the Indian College of Nuclear Medicine for his academic contribution to the nuclear medicine fraternity. 

NCC honour for city lecturer
Chandigarh, December 18
Ramandeep Mann, a commerce lecturer at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, stood first in the three-month pre-commissioned course held at NCC Lady Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Gwalior.



Travel agent held on duping charges
Rajpura, December 18
The Rajpura police today booked five persons and arrested one of them on charges of duping a person of Rs 15 lakh on the pretext of sending him and his family abroad.

Jewellery worth Rs 1.50 lakh recovered
Mohali, December 18
Gold jewellery worth Rs 1.50 lakh was recovered by the Mohali police from a resident of Phase XI.

Two of STA held for fraud
Chandigarh, December 18
The Vigilance cell of the police arrested two officials of the State Transport Authority (STA) for fraud dates back to 2002.


Raymond outlet opened
Chandigarh, December 18
President of Raymond Limited Shreyas Joshi inaugurated ‘Raymond Select’, the first exclusive brand outlet showcasing finely crafted garments in India. “The store will offer an entire range of garments, including suits, jackets, trousers, shirts and accessories,” said Joshi.


PU to host research convention 
Chandigarh, December 18
In an effort to gear up scientific research and innovation, the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) will organise a first ever a research convention for aspiring research students throughout the country.

Entrance Test Forms
Day 2: Same story despite CBSE claims
Chandigarh, December 18
A scam in the sale and purchase of the AIEEE application forms has surfaced, if clandestine sale of the forms is any indication.

Career Fest-2007 draws huge crowds
Chandigarh, December 18
The three-day Career Fest-2007 commenced at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today. The fest is being organised by the Chandigarh education department with an objective to provide a platform to the students to have an interface with each other for optimum utilisation of the educational facilities as per their aptitude and interests.

Job fest at PU
Chandigarh, December 18
INSO organised a job festival for students in collaboration with Aspire at the English auditorium of Panjab University on Tuesday. A counselling session was also held.

Aspire picks PU students
Chandigarh, December 18
Aspire, a human capital management firm, organised an exclusive workshop for students at Panjab University with walk in interviews to reach out to the youth in the city, said Amit Bhatia, CEO, Aspire, in a press conference here today.


HC admits city cops’ plea
Chandigarh, December 18
The Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, headed by Justice Hemant Gupta, today allowed a writ petition filed by some constables of the Chandigarh Police.

Courier firm told to refund amount
Chandigarh, December 18
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the regional manager and managing director of a courier company to refund Rs 3,69,502 as compensation for not delivering the medicines. Respondents, On-dot Courier and Cargo Services, were also directed to give Rs 10,000 as costs.


Now, a witty way to health
Chandigarh, December 18
The health education unit of Advanced Paediatric Centre (APC) of the PGI organised a unique programme to convey health messages to students of a government school in Mani Majra today.


AITA tennis: Unseeded players rule the day
Chandigarh, December 18
The day belongs to unseeded players in the ongoing AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here today. In the boys’ singles under-16 category, unseeded Suraj Beniwal turned the tables on top seed Maninder Singh by 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 to move into the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Tennis players in action during AITA tennis tourney at CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik
Tennis players in action during AITA tennis tourney at CLTA, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

Athletics: City lad wins 2 golds, 1 silver
Chandigarh, December 18
Local Golden Master athlete Captain G.S. Sidhu brought laurels to the city by winning two gold and one silver medal in the 28th Punjab Masters’ Athletics Championship that concluded on December 16 at Gobindgarh (Fatehgarh Sahib).

DAV eves beat SCD College in kho-kho
Chandigarh, December 18
The DAV College, Chandigarh, team beat SCD Government College, Ludhiana, by one inning and 19 points in the league match of the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho A division (women) tournament. The tournament is underway at Panjab University grounds here today.

Atul bags silver in national volleyball
Chandigarh, December 18
Atul Chauhan, a student of New India Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, Panchkula, bagged second position in National volleyball held in Dehradun recently.

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