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Student stabbed by classmate
Mohali, December 20
A Class XI student of Kurali was stabbed and grievously injured by two youths outside the Munna Lal Puri Government Senior Secondary School in Mullanpur Garibdass this morning. One of the accused is a student of Class XI in the school. The incident took place barely 20 feet from the Mullanpur Garibdass police station.

PHL FEVER
Hockey carnival rolls out
Chandigarh, December 20
A substantial turnout of spectators to watch the inaugural tie of the Premier Hockey League match at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, today showed the love of the city residents for the national game.
Fans of Chandigarh Dynamos cheer up team members during the inaugural PHL match against Hyderabad Sultans; and (right) Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann in action at Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh
Fans of Chandigarh Dynamos cheer up team members during the inaugural PHL match against Hyderabad Sultans; and (right) Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann in action at Sector 42 hockey stadium in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photographs

CMC doc fined for negligence
Chandigarh, December 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed Dr N.S. Bamrah, serving in Chhuttani Medical Centre and Nursing Home to pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation for medical negligence to Sector-46 resident Annu Sharma. He was also asked to pay Rs 2,100 as the costs of litigation.




EARLIER STORIES

Panchkula to have 24-storey hotel
Auction of 8-acre site on Jan 16
Panchkula, December 20
The skyline of the tricity is in for a major change with Panchkula, often dubbed as the poor cousin to Chandigarh, set to get the 24-storey five star hotel in Sector 5 City Centre here. It will be the tallest building in the state.

Mortgage always redeemable: HC
Chandigarh, December 20
In a significant judgement, a full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that mortgage is always redeemable. Pronouncing the orders on a regular second appeal, the full Bench comprising Justice Uma Nath Singh, Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Rajive Bhalla has held: “Once a mortgage, always a mortgage and is always redeemable.”

COMMUNITY

Hi-tech water supply network for Mohali on anvil
Mohali, December 20
With the ageing water supply system gradually failing to cater to the needs of an expanding town, a hi-tech system for providing improved services to consumers under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission has been proposed.

Anganwadi workers take to streets, block road
Chandigarh, December 20
The Chandigarh Police remained on its toes throughout the day with the angitating anganwadi workers and helpers insisting to march towards the Punjab Assembly. They not only breached the police cordon several times in Sector 17 but also resorted to a roadblock which lasted for half an hour.

Anganwadi workers clash with policemen at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Anganwadi workers clash with policemen at Sector 17 in Chandigarh

Preservation of city’s heritage
Architects seek PM’s intervention
Chandigarh, December 20
A group of senior architects, including former chief architects of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, have sought intervention of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to prevent further damage to City Beautiful, which is considered an architectural marvel.

Axing of trees continues
Chandigarh, December 20
Axing and loot of trees at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Mani Majra, continued even today although the UT horticulture department got a case of theft of 350 trees registered yesterday.

Highway Row
DC to continue till encroachments were removed
Chandigarh, December 20
Taking up the highway widening and anti-encroachment case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that Panchkula’s deputy commissioner and highway administrator would continue to work at their present places of postings till the encroachments were removed.

BPL lists subject to revision: Mulana
Panchkula, December 20
The hue and cry created by the opposition over the BPL lists placed before Gram Sabhas was not justified as the lists were subject to revision after the objection were received by the people. This was stated by Phool Chand Mullana, president, Haryana Congress Committee, here today.

 
CRIME

Two held with smack
Chandigarh, December 20
The special investigation cell of the Chandigarh Police has arrested two persons from different parts of the city and recovered 105 grams of smack from their possession. According to the police, Gobind Ram of Ramgarh, Panchkula, was arrested from Sector 38 (West) on Wednesday night with 40 grams of smack.

16-yr-old domestic help commits suicide
Panchkula, December 20
Sangeeta (16), employed as a maid at a home in Sector 6, died after she consumed poison. The deceased was a native of West Bengal. Sangeeta was admitted to the general hospital in a serious condition on Tuesday.

 
EDUCATION

From Schools
X-mas celebrated with fervour
Chandigarh, December 20
Fun and Frolic reigned supreme amongst the budding flowers of Guru Nanak Public School, Chandigarh, who celebrated Christmas with full zeal and fervour. Students of primary wing sang various carols and danced to the tunes of jingle bells around a huge Christmas tree adorned with coloured starts, strings and balls.
Children of Guru Nanak Public School celebrate Christmas

Students of Tender Heart School on their annual function in Chandigarh

Children of Guru Nanak Public School celebrate Christmas; Students of Tender Heart School on their annual function in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photographs

1,000 students participate in run-for-fun
Chandigarh, December 20
Commemorating the silver jubilee of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), a run-for-fun was organised by Army School, Chandimandir, today. About 1,000 students and 50 teachers participated in the event.

Festive spirit descend over EuroKids
Chandigarh, December 20
Christmas was celebrated at EuroKids, Sector-9, Panchkula, Sector-18 and Sector-37, Chandigarh. These schools wore a festive look and were tastefully decorated with Christmas trees, balloons, buntings and bells.

COURTS

Mayoral Poll
All depends on councillors’ eligibility: HC
Chandigarh, December 20
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today verbally observed in an open courtroom that the court may quash the mayor's election scheduled to be held on January 1, if three municipal councillors were found to be ineligible.

 
SPORTS

City to have advanced hockey centre
Chandigarh, December 20
Hockey will get a big boost in the city with the coming up of centre of excellence at Sports Complex, Sector 42 here. The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and the administration joined hands and signed an agreement initially for 10 years for setting up of the centre here.

Fun, frolic mark sports meet
Chandigarh, December 20
Saupin’s School, Sector 32, Chandigarh, organised its annual sports meet at the sports stadium, Sector 46, today. Regional officer, CBSE, D.R. Yadav was the chief guest. School students took out a march past led by Ankita Juneja and Japesh Sharma (Class IX) on horses provided by the Chandigarh Horse Riding Society.

Ajay qualifies for AITA series
Chandigarh, December 20
Ajay Yadav of Chandigarh qualified under-16 as well as under-18 in the boys category of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being played at the CLTA Tennis Stadium in Sector 10 here today.

Ice games get under way
Panchkula, December 20
The Sadhana Society for mentally-challenged children organised ice games at Funcity here today. Various ice games like sledge on ice, slopy icy mountain, snow blizzard were held.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Convent of Sacred Heart reopens
Ambala, December 20
Convent of Sacred Heart, which was locked up since it was running at Roberts Pavilion, was re-opened late last night. While B.D. Trust president Gyan Prakash stated that the school was functioning normally as usual, Ambala deputy commissioner Mohammad Shayin stated that the school had been allowed to function till the end of this academic session.


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