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Education eludes 6,000 city kids
Chandigarh, December 24
More than 6,000 children are not part of formal or informal education in Chandigarh, the place that is known to be the Education hub.

Computer institute to pay lakhs in fine
Chandigarh, December 24
In a decision affecting hundreds of students enrolled with a computer training institute, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I, while holding the institute responsible for deficiency in service, has awarded compensation running into several lakhs.

Rural Tourism
Rs 50 lakh in Chatt village kitty

Mohali, December 24
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 50 lakh for the development of Chatt village as a rural tourism hub. The village is known for its zoological park, the largest in the North, and is already a big attraction for tourists.

Bogus teacher gets notice
Chandigarh, December 24
Taking cognizance of the undue advantage taken by a teacher for about 15 years on the basis of a fake degree, the Chandigarh Education Department today issued a ten-day show-cause notice to the guilty teacher, if he has anything to say from his side.

Custodial Death
Two more cops held

Panchkula, December 24
The police arrested two of the seven accused police personnel in the custodial death case of Jogi, a resident of Shahbad Markanda, here today.



EARLIER STORIES

One roundabout stays, another goes
December 24, 2007
Firing in tavern, one hurt
December 23, 2007
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

Admission Row
PU, Dept of Law field separate lawyers in HC

Mohali, December 24
Having been pushed into a corner over the admission of a student activist, a Panjab University department has declared a virtual war against the university.

Central observer to name mayor’s nominee
Chandigarh, December 24
Observer from the Centre to decide nominees for the Congress in the upcoming Mayor elections.

COMMUNITY

Slum kids spice up Citco celebrations
Chandigarh, December 24
Seated in Rustles, Mountview’s posh eating house, they made a pretty picture of grace. Not that they were not tempted to break free or touch for once the flashy stuff that made the décors stand out, but then they did hold back….special as
they were.
Eight-foot-tall, Ram Lal Shindia, cuts an eight-foot-long cake at a kids carnival in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on the eve of Christmas on Monday.
Giant slice: Eight-foot-tall, Ram Lal Shindia, cuts an eight-foot-long cake at a kids carnival in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on the eve of Christmas on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

IAS officers’ wives chip in for special kids
Chandigarh, December 24
The Punjab IAS Officers Wives Association has put up a stall as a part of Christmas celebrations in the Parade Ground here.

Combating Joint Ache
Indians prefer yoga to surgery: Survey
Chandigarh, December 24
Depending on home devised remedies and aversion to surgical procedures has cost dearly a majority of Indians suffering from joint aches.

An overturned car after an accident in Chandigarh on Monday. Three injured in pile-up
Chandigarh, December 24
Three persons, including a woman, were seriously injured when three vehicles, including an autorickshaw they were travelling in, collided on road dividing sectors 28 and 29, here, this morning.


An overturned car after an accident in Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Youth run over by train
Chandigarh, December 24
An unidentified man in his mid-twenties was found lying dead on track near Sector 19, Panchkula. The police said the victim was crushed to death by a train in the wee hours and the body was recovered in the morning.

Ghaggar bridge partially closed
Panchkula, December 24
Commuters have to face hardships till the New Year as it will take at least three weeks before traffic is restored completely on the Old Ghaggar bridge, connecting Panchkula to Ramgarh, after massive repairs on the 35- year-old structure.

3-yr-old girl injured
Mohali, December 24
A three-year-old girl was injured after a car hit a truck on a railway overpass at Dera Bassi this afternoon.

Cleanliness exercise
Mohali, December 24
On the third day of the 10-day NSS camp, volunteer of the Shivalik Institute of Education and Research today undertook a cleanliness exercise at Government Primary School, Phase-3B1, Mohali.

Fauji Beat
Army a poor man’s profession?
Fifty per cent of 606 cadets who were commissioned from the IMA on December 10, belonged to families having a monthly income of about Rs 10,000, says a news report. The highest number among them i.e. 116 was from Uttar Pradesh.

Blood donation camp organised
Chandigarh, December 24
On the auspicious occasion of the birthday of the founder of Dev Samaj - Bhagwan Dev Atma ji and as part of ongoing NSS camp, a Blood Donation Camp was held in the premises of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here, today.

City teacher gets national award
Chandigarh, December 24
Dinesh Saraswat, a PGT Physics teacher of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sector 25, here, has been conferred with National Award by Minister of Human Resource Development Arjun Singh at National Bal Bhawan New Delhi.

ASI jailed for bribe
Panchkula, December 24
An ASI of the Haryana police was sentenced to three-year imprisonment on corruption charges and a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on him here today. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against Bashir Ahmed in 2003. — TNS

SHO suspended for indiscipline
Mohali, December 24
SSP R.S. Khatra today suspended Zirakpur SHO G.P. Singh on charges of indiscipline. According to SSP, the SHO had been absenting himself from morning parades for the past several weeks. “It is compulsory for SHOs to attend the Monday morning parade. However, SHO has not been attending the parade regularly. Neither had he taken prior permission to miss the parade,” he said. The additional charge of Zirakpur would be given to another SHO by tomorrow. — TNS

Midnight Mass at churches
Chandigarh, December 24
It was all bonhomie as Protestant Church at Sector 18 and Catholic Church in Sector 19 received hundreds of devotees for Midnight Service and Midnight Mass here today. The Christian community form all over the city assembled at the churches as full-throated singing of carol could be witnessed followed by the exchange of whishes. — TNS

Army welfare society
Chandigarh, December 24
The election of office-bearers of the Army Welfare Housing Cooperative and Maintenance Society, Sector 47-C, was held here today. The elected office-bearers are Wg Cdr Satish Bhatia, Col H.K. Dev, Col R.J. Singh, Lt Col J.S. Panag, Meena Jaswal, Srg T.R. Kharbanda and Vishal Gulati. The elected office-bearers will decide their portfolios later. — TNS

60 donate blood
Chandigarh, December 24
Over 60 persons donated blood at a camp organised by Zindagi, an NGO, at the community centre, Sector 15. This was the fourth annual camp organised by the NGO. — TNS

 
CRIME

HP man held on molestation charge
Chandigarh, December 24
A Himachal Pradesh resident was arrested on the charges of assaulting and attempting to outrage modesty of a woman.

Coffee bar firing: Youths booked
Chandigarh, December 24
The police today booked a group of unidentified persons for allegedly firing shots at a Sector 35-based coffee bar on Saturday night.

Infant dies in scuffle
Panchkula, December 24
A 10-day-old baby was died when she was hit during a scuffle at Jhuggi Jhopri colony of Sector 14 here today.

 

 
EDUCATION

Teachers protest against education department
Mohali, December 24
Teachers from a large number of government schools held a protest in Government Senior Secondary School, Phase III B-1, here today against authorities compelling them to attend seminars during vacations.

From Colleges
Experts dwell on management in banking sector
Mohali, December 24
Dr I.T. Business School, Banur, organised a seminar on “Strategic management in banking sector” here. Institute director Prof P.P. Arya welcomed guests from New Zealand — Venissa Bharadwaj, manager, Bank of China, and Dev Bharadwaj, credit analyst, Australia New Zealand Bank.

Mathematics camp
Chandigarh, December 24
A three-day problem solving camp in Mathematics for schoolteachers is being held in the department of mathematics, PU, from December 23-25, 2007, as a part of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The aim of this camp is to popularise mathematics by introducing exciting problems relevant to mathematical Olympiads. — TNS

 
CULTURE

Naat Utsav raises social issues
Chandigarh, December 24
The Fourth Gursharan Singh Naat Utsav organised by Suchetak Rangmanch concluded at the Randhawa Auditorium here today.

Writers’ workshop begins
Chandigarh, December 24
A five-day writers’ workshop to develop neo literates material in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi, is being organised by the directorate of adult education, ministry of Human resource development, department of school education and literacy, government of India in collaboration with Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Chandigarh, and regional resource centre, PU from December 24-28.

Emon Chaterjee, Deepali Kishore and Ankita Mishra perform in Chandigarh on Monday. Indian Idol finalists back SMS voting
Chandigarh, December 24
Glow of young enthusiasm, never-ending optimism and a melodious voice to ensure that brimming confidence, the Indian Idol finalists were here in the city to perform at Chandigarh Club in Sector 1 at a show organised by Insignia Direct, the singing trio, Emon Chaterjee, Deepali Kishore and Ankita Mishra, made sure to bowl the audience over at Christmas Eve.

Emon Chaterjee, Deepali Kishore and Ankita Mishra perform in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

 

 
SPORTS

Korean players feel out of place
Chandigarh, December 24
Korean players are having a tough time to comprehend the English language and game. Chul Kim, playing for the Orissa Steelers is finding the Hockey League challenging and exciting.

Manish fashions MCA’s victory
Patiala, December 24
A fine century, 111 in 104 balls, and dazzling bowling by Manish 4 for 3, helped the Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) to defeat Cantt. XI Ambala by 94 runs in the 7th Dhruve Pandove Memorial Cricket tournament.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

A scene of a car-truck accident on the national highway No. 1, near Rajpura, on Monday. Youth killed, two hurt in accident
Rajpura, December 24
A 21-year-old youth was killed while two others sustained serious injuries after the car they were travelling in hit a truck on the national highway No. 1, near here, today.


A scene of a car-truck accident on the national highway No. 1, near Rajpura, on Monday. — Photo by J.S. Virdi

Land grab case
Thind exempt from appearing in court
Rajpura, December 24
Himachal Pradesh ADGP (law and order) Bhupinder Singh Thind was granted exemption from personal appearance in the court for today in a land grab case after he produced a copy of summons in his name for Shimla sessions court before the judge.

4 cops held guilty of trespass
Ambala, December 24
A local court has held four police officials of Ambala police guilty of trespassing an MLA’s house and insulting his family members.

Poppy husk seized; 1 held
Patiala, December 24
The Patiala police has arrested Kulwant Singh with 22 bags of poppy husk being transported in a truck here.

CRPF, IAF register wins
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 24
On the second day of the All-India Baba Zorabar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Football Tournament being played here at Mata Gujri College Fatehgarh Sahib Stadium, CRPF Jalandhar beat Principal Harbhajan Memorial Club 5-4 in a tie-breaker.



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