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4 of family die; no one knows how
Chandigarh, January 3
Three members of a family were found dead, while another one in an unconscious condition, under mysterious circumstances at their Mauli Complex residence, here early this morning. A file photo of (from left) Kalimurthi, Mani, Vangeshar and Karpan
A file photo of (from left) Kalimurthi, Mani, Vangeshar and Karpan

CTU resumes buses to Punjab
Chandigarh, January 3
The commuters of peripheral areas of Punjab heaved a sigh of relief with the resuming of CTU bus service to the areas.

Rape or Racket?
Uzbek girl alleges rape but police says otherwise
Panchkula, January 3
The alleged rape of a foreign national, a 21-year-old Uzbek girl, at a renowned North Park hotel late last night sent the local police in a tizzy.


Mohali International Airport
Dept of civil aviation to acquire land
Mohali, January 3
The Department of Civil Aviation, Punjab, would acquire the land required for setting up of Mohali International Airport. This was decided in a meeting of the State Land Acquisition Board held recently.

Multistoreyed parking proposed for Mohali
Mohali, January 3
The municipal council and GMADA have proposed the construction of a bypass between Mohali and Panchkula, Rs 50-crore indoor stadium, multistoreyed parking and various other projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.


A child plays gatka at nagar kirtan in connection with Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A child plays gatka at nagar kirtan in connection with Gurpurb in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Admin, engg dept work at cross purposes
Encroachments removed after laying water supply line
Chandigarh, January 3
The administration was today “virtually” taken for a ride by the engineering department of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. In fact, a demolition drive which was carried out to remove encroachments by occupants of EWS houses in Sector 30 here proved to be a futile exercise with the MC already having laid a water supply line there a few days ago.

Intersection that can spell doom
Chandigarh, January 3
At the receiving end of UT administration’s engineering department’s apathy for long, a stretch on the road dividing Sector 25 and 38, at the end of Dakshin Marg, is a looming threat to commuters. With traffic going haywire around the area, the roundabout also poses grave threat.
A nagar kirtan being taken out to mark the birth anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in Ambala on Thursday.
A nagar kirtan being taken out to mark the birth anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in Ambala on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kamal Sachar

Ram Sumer rejoins BSP
Chandigarh, January 3
After creating an uproar in the BSP by siding with the Congress just two days before the mayoral polls, councillor Ram Sumer Morya today rejoined the BSP. His joining the party again today put an end to Harmohan Dhawan’s allegations of horse trading against the Congress.

Road to railway station to be widened
Chandigarh, January 3
A long pending issue of widening the proposed direct link between the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP) and the Chandigarh Airport was today resolved, with the Chandigarh Administration and Northern Railways agreeing to give land for road widening.

Custodial death alleged
Chandigarh, January 3
A 36-year-old resident of Hallomajra, Nirmal Singh, died at the GMCH, Sector 32, here today. He was admitted to the hospital after he was found in an unconscious state in Sector 31 earlier in the day.

Pipeline left open
Behind my house, No. 1071, Sector 10, Panchkula, HUDA/Municipal Corporation, has dug out a water pipeline. Now they are not taking care of it, it is been left open despite frequent visits and requests to their office. Water pipeline is open and seems quite deep, so it is quite risky and also water is causing threat to our house as well. When it gets dark, it might prove very dangerous as someone who is not aware of it might meet with an accident.


Three cars, SUV stolen
Chandigarh, January 3
Five vehicles, including three cars and a SUV, were reportedly stolen from various parts of the city.


UT reinstates lecturer who ‘misbehaved’ with girl student
Was chargesheeted, suspended last year for making false declaration
Chandigarh, January 3
The UT administration has reinstated the art college lecturer chargesheeted two years ago for “indecent” behaviour with a girl student. Kumar, who joined Government College of Art in December 2003, was chargesheeted for the first time in August 2005 after a third year student alleged that he used “indecent and objectionable language” when she went to discuss a certain matter with him. The college sexual harassment committee had found Kumar guilty of “indecent behaviour”.

DPI dissolves Sector 35 school management
Appoints new principal
Chandigarh, January 3
Taking a serious note of the prevailing irregularities, the administration today cracked the whip on a Sector 35 school.

UIPS puts students’ career at stake
Violates university calendar, chairman feigns ignorance
Chandigarh, January 3
Throwing norms to the winds, the University Institute of Pharmaceuticals Sciences (UIPS) seems to have put the careers of four students at a stake.

From Colleges
17 CEC students get placements
Mohali, January 3
As many as 17 students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, who are going to pass out in 2009, have been selected by L and T Infotech. The selected candidates will get a salary of Rs 2.22 lakh per annum plus perks like leave encashment and group mediclaim policies for employees, spouse and department children for Rs 1 lakh per annum.

New college principal
Chandigarh, January 3
Dr Meera Modi joined as the new principal of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, here, yesterday.

The proud dancing troupe of Delhi Public School-40, which was nominated as winners of the All-India dance competition in Chandigarh on Thursday. City kids bring laurels
Chandigarh, January 3
The dance troupe of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, has brought laurels to the city by emerging as winner of the All-India dance competition hosted by Disney Channel.

The proud dancing troupe of Delhi Public School-40, which was nominated as winners of the All-India dance competition in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Govt committed to creating jobs, says Akali leader
Bassi Pathana, January 3
The SAD-BJP government is committed to creating employment avenues for the youths as it promised in its poll manifesto. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal as well as Sukhbir Badal, acting president of SAD (B), were making efforts to introduce self-employment schemes for the youths and inviting multinational companies (MNCs) to the state, said Gurwinder Singh Bhatti, a senior Youth Akali Dal leader and son of Sirhind MLA Didar Singh Bhatti, while inaugurating the awareness camp organised by the youth wing of the party here today.

Kidnapped boy escapes
Ambala, January 3
Kunal, alias Hannyy, a student of Guru Nanak Public School, Patiala, who was allegedly kidnapped on Wednesday, surfaced in Ambala Cantonment this morning. Kunal told the Railway police that last evening three persons sitting in a car stopped him and forcibly pushed him in their car on knife point while he was going on his bicycle in Patiala.

Daler case adjourned till March 25
Patiala, January 3
The court of P.S. Rai, judicial magistrate (first class), today adjourned the case pertaining to Daler Mehndi and his accomplices till March 25.

50 pc people need eye care: Survey
Patiala, January 3
According to a random survey conducted by a team doctors of the eye department of Government Rajindra Hospital, here, more than 50 per cent people have weak eyes and they need to have special care.


Pallavi Aggarwal bags silver, bronze
Panchkula, January 3
Pallavi Aggarwal, who won silver and a bronze medal in the All-India CBSE badminton championship held at Indore (MP), was awarded Rs 3,100 (individual) and Rs 2,100 (team). The District Badminton Association, Panchkula, honoured six players, who brought laurels to the district by performing well in the recent National badminton championship.

Naveen registers convincing win
Chandigarh, January 3
Priyanka won the finals of the under-18 girls’ category, defeating Arshee Khosla in the 3rd St. Peter open Tennis Tournament being played at St. Peter School, Sector 37, here today. Other results: Boys U-10, Finals: Abhijeet Singh b Paramveer Singh (6-1, 6-7,6-2).

MCM college register win
Chandigarh, January 3
MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, registered a convincing win in their opening knockout match against PU Campus, Chandigarh team 10-0 in women’s group, on the second day of PU Inter-college softball meet. The meet is being held at PU grounds, here.

Hooda to host hockey players
Chandigarh, January 3
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana, is hosting a breakfast meeting tomorrow for the members of the Junior Indian Hockey team and International Hockey players. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, an admirer of hockey will host the meeting at his residence at 11 am, tomorrow.


Acupressure comes to patients’ rescue
Chandigarh, January 3
Ayurvedic acupressure, a unique alternative system of medicine, is coming to the rescue of patients suffering from certain diseases.

Pneumococcal infections are preventable: Expert
Chandigarh, January 3
Heavy smokers with diabetes should not ignore high fever accompanied by productive cough. They could be infected with life-threatening pneumococcal infections, which kill over 1.6 million persons in the world, including thousands of adults and elderly in India, every year.

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