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Sanjay Public School faces disaffiliation
Errs on renewal of provisional recognition
Action against 12 more schools
Chandigarh, December 26
Students of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, could be in a fix as the school has not got its provisional recognition renewed despite repeated reminders by the Chandigarh education department.

Mayoral Elections
Candidates file nominations
Former BJP MP Satpal Jain with mayor Harjinder Kaur discuss poll strategy in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, December 26
The MC office was abuzz with activity here today as candidates of the Congress, BJP and the BSP filed their nomination papers for the elections to the post of mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor, scheduled to be held on January 1.

All ears: Former BJP MP Satpal Jain with mayor Harjinder Kaur discuss poll strategy in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Tagore Theatre Renovation
Can’t meet deadline, says engg dept
Chandigarh, December 26
Art lovers will have to wait for few more months before the Tagore Theatre opens. For, the UT engineering department has expressed its inability to complete the renovation work within the deadline.
It may take few more months for the UT engineering department to complete the renovation work of Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh.
It may take few more months for the UT engineering department to complete the renovation work of Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan




EARLIER STORIES

Parties announce candidates
December 26, 2007
Education eludes 6,000 city kids
December 25, 2007
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

Mohali Airport
MoU to be signed on January 4
Mohali, December 26
An MoU pertaining to the Mohali international airport would be signed on January 4, 2008, with the union ministry of civil aviation and international flights from the airport are expected to begin by October.

COMMUNITY

Year Ahead
Hi-tech traffic surveillance by March-end
CCTVs to help track stolen vehicles
Chandigarh, December 26
Come 2008, hi-tech traffic surveillance on city roads will make the task difficult for car thieves.

Admn racks brains on traffic management
Chandigarh, December 26
With roads becoming congested during peak hours, the Chandigarh administration is thinking long term and planning traffic management accordingly.

Starving for Justice
Israeli on hunger strike for speedy trial
Chandigarh, December 26
Demanding a speedy trial Israeli national, Lior Avi Ben Moyal, accused in a drug peddling case, entered the 10th day of his hunger strike today.

Kiran Joshi takes on protesting architects
Chandigarh, December 26
Nodal officer of Chandigarh World Heritage Nomination Project Kiran Joshi today came down heavily on former chief architects, who recently protested against their exclusion from the project.

Police delegation attends workshop
Chandigarh, December 26
A delegation of the Chandigarh police headed by SSP S.S. Srivastava attended a two-day workshop-cum-prize giving ceremony in Malaysia on December 21 and 22.

Police fails to nab culprits
Assault on PCR personnel
Mohali, December 26
Even after a lapse of 48 hours, the Mohali police failed to trace the hooligans with and their red-beacon atop official escort Gypsy, who bullied two constables near Phase IX liquor vend on December 24. Interestingly, the cops did not even register a case against unidentified hooligans.

Amarjit Singh Sidhu with his 10-foot-tall rose plant in Sector 2, Chandigarh. And plant rose to 10 feet
Chandigarh, December 26
Amarjit Singh Sidhu cannot stop but smile and pose for photographs.
For, he has nurtured a 10-foot-tall rose plant at his Sector-2 residence. It’s not for the first time that he has managed to grow such a big plant at his house. But this year, the booty is bigger, says Sidhu, who was one of the directors of Chandigarh distilleries and a retired advocate. “This is a special rose plant and I have seen it grow in front of my eyes. Usually rose plants don’t grow beyond four to five feet.

Amarjit Singh Sidhu with his 10-foot-tall rose plant in Sector 2, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Ailing boy needs help
Chandigarh, December 26
Deepak Kumar, nine-year-old son of a construction worker, needs money for urgent surgery. Admitted to the emergency ward of the GMCH, Sector 32, Deepak was diagnosed with neurological complications by hospital doctors.

Drive against drunken driving
Chandigarh, December 26
Alarmed by the revelation of a study that most fatal accidents occurred during late-night hours due to drunken driving, the Chandigarh police launched a special drive against drunken driving till January 1.

Shopkeepers cheat resident
Mohali, December 26
The police has failed to arrest two shopkeepers of Madanpur village who have been booked on a charge of cheating a resident of Phase VII here.

Miscreants to have a tough time in 2008
Police becomes tech savvy
Panchkula, December 26
The traffic rule offenders would have a tough time in the district as the local police in new year is all set to install the close circuit TV cameras (CCTV) on main roundabouts in addition to requisitioning of alcohol metres and replacing the condemned PCR vans.

23-year-old woman found dead
Panchkula, December 26
A 23-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her home in Budhanpur village near here today. The diseased was identified as Sangita, wife of Raj Kumar, a street hawker.

Training programme on adolescent education
Chandigarh, December 26
The Panchkula branch of the Family Planning Association of India(FPAI) conducted a one-day training programme on ‘Adolescence sexual reproductive health education and rights’ for youths today.

CITCO yet to announce plans for New Year bash
Finalists of Rafi nite may hold fort at celebrations
Chandigarh, December 26
Only two days ago, the UT administration through CITCO was all set to usher in the New Year in style. The celebrations, they said, would be different this time as none of the expensive professional groups would be called for CITCO's New Year shows.

 
CRIME

Liquor worth Rs 1.26 lakh seized, 2 held
Chandigarh, December 26
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police arrested two persons on charges of bootlegging and seized liquor worth Rs 1.26 lakh from Modella trafficlights this morning.

Four held for gambling
Chandigarh, December 26
Four persons were arrested for allegedly indulging in gambling from various parts of the city.

2 kidnap cases reported
Chandigarh, December 26
Two girls have reportedly been kidnapped from various parts of the city.

 
EDUCATION

Teachers intensify agitation
Mohali, December 26
Intensifying their agitation, teachers from government schools who have been protesting against authorities for compelling them to attend seminars during vacations, burnt an effigy of the Punjab government here today.

PU staff to maintain cleanliness on campus
Chandigarh, December 26
After failing in their experiment of outsourcing the cleanliness of Panjab University, the authorities have now decided to revert to their own employees for keeping the campus clean.

Vacation announced
Chandigarh, December 26
The Chandigarh education department has announced that all government schools will remain close for the summer vacations from May 25 to June 30. Meanwhile, the winter vacations have already started from December 25 and will last till January 1.

 
CULTURE

New Year Fest
Musical wave at Sukhna Lake
Singers regale audience during the R.D. Burman night at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, December 26
The Chandigarh New Year Festival commenced on a melodic note with a musical evening held at Sukhna Lake and a programme of Punjabi folk dances at Plaza, Sector 17, here today.

Singers regale audience during the R.D. Burman night at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

 
SPORTS

National School Games
Special exemption for aspirants from trials
Chandigarh, December 26
National School Games aspirants can now have a sigh of relief. For the first time, the Chandigarh education department has chalked out a comprehensive policy for conducting trials before selecting the final team for the games.

Local pugilist moves ahead
Chandigarh, December 26
Local pugilist Mukesh Kumar knocked down L.S. Khumaran of Arunachal Pradesh by 23-9 in the Fly category of the 15th All-India Invitation A.K. Mishra Memorial Boxing Championship 2007, started at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today.

Local pugilist Mukesh (right) delivers a punch to L. S. Khumanan of Arunachal Pradesh during the 15th All-India A. K. Mishra boxing championship bout at Skating Rink, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Local pugilist Mukesh (right) delivers a punch to L. S. Khumanan of Arunachal Pradesh during the 15th All-India A. K. Mishra boxing championship bout at Skating Rink, Sector 10, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Atharav bags gold
Chandigarh, December 26
Atharav Vishisht of St. John's High School, Sector 26, won gold medal in the 47 kg category of Chandigarh State Kickboxing Championship at IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, here recently.

‘AK Misra meet a learning platform’
Chandigarh, December 26
The All India A.K.Misra memorial boxing Championship is more of a learning experience as many national and international players participates in this championship, said Sandeep Rathi, who played in the Young Man Christian Association (YMCA) and Asian National, winning bronze medal in each of the two championship.


NEIGHBOURHOOD

SBoP branch manager held for graft
Patiala, December 26
The vigilance bureau here has arrested a manager working with the State Bank of Patiala for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 for releasing a loan. The accused, Surinder Singh, manager of the bank’s branch at Chajla village, Sunam was arrested red-handed by the vigilance team headed by DSP Roop Singh Mour today.

Nihangs play gatka during the Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib on Wednesday.
Nihangs play gatka during the Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Khadi board to give loans worth Rs 80 crore
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 26
The Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board has set a target of providing loans to the tune of Rs 80 crore to more than 1100 rural industrial units with an aim to generate more employment opportunities for rural folks.

Tributes paid to Shaheed Udham Singh
Banur, December 26
Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology celebrated the 109th birth anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh with patriotic fervours on the college campus, here today.

Mind Tree academy win trophy
Ambala, December 26
Mind Tree Sports Academy won the roller skating in 7th Shri Sushil Kumar Memorial District Ambala Roller Skating Championship held in Ambala recently.



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