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Firing in tavern, one hurt
Chandigarh, December 22
An argument over drinking led to firing at Mani Majra tavern, seriously injuring 22-year-old Vijay from Indira Colony here late tonight. In a quick reaction, the police arrested the accused and seized a weapon.

City to house more five-star hotels
Chandigarh, December 22
Coming of the information technology (IT) and emergence of the city as the favourite spot for conferences and conventions have made the city as the destination next for the hotel industry.

Illegal rehri markets sit on prime land
Chandigarh, 
December 22

Several acres of prime commercial land in the city continues to be occupied by unauthorised rehri markets even as pucca booths to house these markets are ready and lying vacant due to one reason or the other. 
Despite vacant pucca booths in Sector 18, rehri market continues to function illegally, spoiling the look of the area and blocking the prime land.
Despite vacant pucca booths in Sector 18, rehri market continues to function illegally, spoiling the look of the area and blocking the prime land. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Glitch hits rly reservation
Chandigarh, December 22
It was an endless wait today for those in the queue at the railway reservation counters at the Chandigarh railway station and at the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus.






EARLIER STORIES

ICICI Bank at it again
December 22, 2007
Student stabbed by classmate
December 21, 2007
Woman found dead in bathroom
December 20, 2007
Seven cops suspended
December 19, 2007
NRI hand pushes up land prices
December 18, 2007
Stars leave fans yearning for more
December 17, 2007
Leisure trip turns tragic
December 16, 2007
Remove kundis: UT
December 15, 2007
UT acts to curb illegal property transfer
December 14, 2007


COMMUNITY

Passenger satisfaction level low at city airport
Chandigarh, December 22
Chandigarh airport is among a number of airports in the country where the satisfaction level in terms of passenger facilities is low. Chandigarh airport is undergoing a facelift and expansion. It is to be converted into an international airport, for which additional land would be acquired for setting up the necessary terminals and infrastructure.

4 buses impounded for violating rules
Chandigarh, December 22
The traffic police today impounded four state transport buses for violating traffic rules and regulations.  According to the police, the buses that were found not plying in accordance with their routes.

SGGSC staff holds dharna
Chandigarh, December 22
The members of teaching as well as non-teaching staff of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here, staged a dharna on the college premises, against the lenient attitude of the college authorities regarding the bungling of about 1 crore and the denial of restoration of 50 per cent of their dearness allowance.

Shaurya Chakra awardee felicitated
Chandigarh, December 22
An officer from Chandigarh, Captain Amarjit Singh, has been decorated with Shaurya Chakra for gallantry during anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. He is an alumnus of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh.A function was held on the college premises to felicitate him.

Capt Amarjit Singh (centre), being felicitated by the faculty and NCC cadets at SGGS College-26 in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Capt Amarjit Singh (centre), being felicitated by the faculty and NCC cadets at SGGS College-26 in Chandigarh on Saturday.

Workshop on stress management
Chandigarh, December 22
A stress management workshop organised for the UT police personnel concluded at the Police Training Recruiting Centre, Sector-26, here today.

Freedom fighter Krishna dead
Chandigarh, December 22 The region has lost Krishna Azad recently, who participated in the freedom movement and was doing social service. Krishna Azad, who died in Chandigarh, was married to Late Acharya Prithvi Singh Azad, who was a veteran freedom fighter, a former Cabinet minister in the Government of Punjab and also a member of the Constituent Assembly in India.

Axing of Trees
2 truckloads of wood found on road
Chandigarh, December 22
The story of theft and recovery of 350 trees from the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) is getting murkier. A day after the police went sniffing for the thieves, two-and-a-half truck loads of the stolen wood was found lying abandoned on a road near the IT Park this morning. Fearing police action, the wood was dumped on road last night, believes the police.

Cable operator fined
Chandigarh, December 22
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed a cable operator to pay Rs 5,000 to complainant Surjit Singh as compensation for deficiency in service. The petitioner stated that he obtained a connection from the cable operator in Sector 40 on payment of Rs 100 in May 2007.

MC to organise marathon on Dec 25
Chandigarh, December 22
Giving a boost to sports and games in the city, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is organising a marathon on December 25. The run for environment is organised to commemorate Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Peacocks get safe abode in Punjabi varsity
Patiala, December 22
Peacocks may have been pushed to near extinction in northern India, including Punjab, but much to the delight of pheasant lovers, the campus of Punjabi University, here, is abuzz with population of the glistening blue-breasted national bird.

SIs promoted
Chandigarh, December 22
The inspector general of police, Chandigarh, has promoted sub-inspector (SI) Dharamvir as inspector on adhoc basis. Others SIs who have been promoted as inspectors are Madan Lal, Nitya Nand, Daryo Singh, Yash Pal, Hukam Chand, Karam Singh and jaswinder Kaur. — TNS

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CRIME

15 kg opium seized
Patiala, December 22
The Patiala police claimed to have made its biggest cache of narcotics this year when they recovered 15 kg of opium from Yadvinder Singh alais Yadu and Washir, residents of Patiala and Rajgarh (UP) respectively, late yesterday evening.

Property dealer found dead
Ambala, December 22
The body of Jagdish Saini (50), a property dealer, was recovered from his car near milk plant at Ambala City today morning. The deceased was a resident of Dhulkot village near Ambala City and also dealt in the sale and purchase of vehicles. The relatives of the deceased suspect it to be a case  of murder.

4 held with drugs
Chandigarh, December 22
The police arrested four persons from different parts of the city and recovered various drugs from them.


 
BUSINESS

‘Invest in MFs for long-term’
Chandigarh, December 22
The Tribune, in association with CNBC TV 18, organised an investor forum regarding investment in mutual funds here today. Ronita Mitra, marketing head, ICICI Prudential Mutual Funds, said, “To earn the most from the investment, one should start early and invest in the long-term funds so as to reap the maximum benefit.” 


 
EDUCATION
From Schools
Yuletide wave sweeps city schools
Mohali, December 22

Schools of the township are riding high on Yuletide spirit. Students and staff celebrated Christmas in myriad ways here today. Manav Mangal Smart School: The day at Manav Mangal Smart School began with Christmas carols. 

Students of Manav Mangal Smart School enjoy a horse ride during Christmas celebrations in Mohali on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
Students of Manav Mangal Smart School enjoy a horse ride during Christmas celebrations in Mohali on Saturday.


COURTS

Lok adalat settles 1,400 cases
Chandigarh, December 22
A special lok adalat was held at the district courts today where 1,400 cases of traffic violations were settled and a fine of Rs 1,89,350 was imposed.


 
CULTURE

Naat Utsav makes pompous beginning
Chandigarh, December 22
The fourth Gursharan Singh Naat Utsav got off to a pompous start with a majestic presentation of a Punjabi play ‘Mein Bhagat Singh’ by Natyam Abhinet Rangmanch Jaitu at the Randhawa auditorium Punjab Kala Bhavan today. The three-day festival organised by the Suchetak Rang Manch in collaboration with Punjab Arts Council and NZCC and UT culture affairs is a salutation to the peerless master thespian Gursharan Singh for his original service to theatrical arts.

GMSSS-47 clinch overall trophy
Chandigarh, December 22
The folk dance team of Government Model Senior Secondary School 47-D, clinched the overall trophy in group dance/folk dance competition organised by the industry department here at Sector 17 Parade Ground during the exhibition ‘Chandikrit 2007.’— TNS


HEALTH

Sahayta gets support in Harvard
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The crusade of the Sahayta Cancer Sahyog, an emotional support group of the cancer survivors who emerged winners mocking at the death, against the deadly disease, has got a shot in the arm--courtesy a dedicated band of Harvard students.


 
SPORTS

Shubhi Mehta Shubhi Mehta all cheers for PHL
Chandigarh, December 22
If cricket has a glamorous version can hockey remain far behind? Especially, that now we have the Chak De team to back upon. Shubhi Mehta, who played as Gunjan in the movie Chak De India and a MTV roadie, caught attention of the crowd as soon as the she stepped on to the Hockey Stadium.

Nivea Club register victory
Chandigarh, December 22
Nivea cricket club beats prudential cricket club in the final match of the Nivea Cup, being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here today.

Karate belt grading camp
Ambala, December 22
Karate belt grading ceremony was held here today. Itosu-Ryu Karate Do School of Haryana conducted the camp. Junior yellow belt was given to Raima Chaswal, Riya Chaswal, Ramya Sindhyan, Pallavi Gupta and Mansi Aggarwal.— TNS


NEIGHBOURHOOD

Geriatric physiotherapy centre soon
Patiala, December 22
Punjabi University would establish a regular extension centre of geriatric physiotherapy for senior citizens of Patiala. The university's department of physiotherapy and sports sciences would provide safe treatment to the elderly suffering from cardiovascular, orthopaedic and neurological ailments in this centre. This was stated by Dr Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University.

CCTVs to monitor crowds during Shaheedi Jor Mela
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 22
The town is all set to host the Shaheedi Jor Mela which is scheduled to be held here from December 24 to 26. The district, civil and police administration have made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the mela during which around 10 lakh pilgrims are expected to visit the town to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib.



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