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Hallomajra Death
Police files murder case
But yet to decide against whom
Chandigarh, January 11
The Chandigarh Police today registered a case of murder against an unidentified person for the death of Nirmal Singh of Hallomajra on the basis of the findings of a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Hi-Fliers ‘Chak de’ Dynamos
Disbelief, despair at Sector 42 stadium
Chandigarh, January 11
They came, saw and left even before the match ended. Such was the disappoint- ment the local crowd felt when the home team lost to Bangalore Hi-Fliers in the final of the Premier Hockey League at the Sector 42 stadium here today.

Black Designs
Dimpy faces attempt to murder charge

Chandigarh, January 11
Charges of attempt to murder were framed against fashion designer Dimpy Gujral in the court of additional district and sessions judge R.S. Attri today after 14 months.

Gang of highway robbers busted
Its leader a panch of Gulabgarh
Dera Bassi, January 11
The Mohali police today busted a gang of highway robbers responsible for at least three murders and six armed robberies in Punjab and Haryana, leaving several persons grievously injured. The gang leader, Harpreet Singh, is a member of the Gulabgarh panchayat owning over 20 acres in the village.


4 school kids go missing
Chandigarh, January 11
Four students of Guru Nanak Public School in Sector 36, all friends, have gone missing. SHO Devinder Sharma said Anmol, Gurmanjit, and Inderpreet are in Class VIII while Yuvraj is in Class X.


Day II: Major traffic snarl-up at Pinjore
Panchkula, January 11
Major traffic disruptions were witnessed in the main market of Pinjore with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) continuing its anti-encroachment drive on the second day, near here today.

Fog engulfed the tricity taking morning walkers by surprise as the day temperature dipped to 17.4°C, recording a fall of a 5.2°C overnight. The minimum temperature fell by 3°C.
Mist-ic Splendour
: Fog engulfed the tricity taking morning walkers by surprise as the day temperature dipped to 17.4°C, recording a fall of a 5.2°C overnight. The minimum temperature fell by 3°C. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Forensic science lab on anvil
Mohali, January 11
The city would soon have a forensic science laboratory of the Punjab police. Punjab DGP N.P.S. Aulakh announced this during a press conference here this afternoon.

Tribune ex-employee dead
Chandigarh, January 11
A former employee of The Tribune group of publications, Krishan Lal Sharma (69), died after brief illness here yesterday.

Parking woes
Parking problem in Phase 7 market, particularly in the block, which houses various banks like ICICI, HDFC, PNB, SBP, PSCB, is increasing day by day. We met GMADA chief six months back and submitted a request for expansion of the parking. But nothing has been done so far.


Unhygienic Preparation
One quintal ‘gachak’ seized in raid
Chandigarh, January 11
A team of health department today raided three premises at Burail village and seized huge quantity of “gachak” being allegedly prepared under unhygienic conditions.

Workshop owner held with stolen car
Chandigarh, January 11
The operations cell of the Chandigarh police arrested a Ram Darbar-based motor workshop owner and recovered a stolen car from him. The police said the accused was caught while dismantling the vehicle at his workshop.

‘Fake’ lecturer held
Chandigarh, January 11
The UT vigilance cell today arrested Amar Singh, a lecturer at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, on the charges of obtaining a fake MSc (Mathematics) degree. Sources said a case of cheating and forgery under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against him today on the complaint of the DPI (S).


Reach out to poor, Capt Kanwaljit tells banks
Mohali, January 11
Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh has asked all banks to reach out to the common man and provide lending facilities to the poor as well.


Promotion in sight for UT school lecturers
Chandigarh, January 11
Lecturers of the city’s government schools, who were waiting to get their due promotions for a long time, are in for a bonanza this March. For, the Chandigarh administration has decided to promote the lecturers to the grade of principal/head of the institutions. It has already finalised the long-pending seniority list of lecturers. It is for the first time that promotions (62) are taking place on such a massive scale.

Staff Crunch
PU dental institute’s recognition in jeopardy
Chandigarh, January 11
State-of-the-art Dr H.S. Judge Institute of Dental Sciences at Panjab University (PU) is plagued with teething troubles. In fact, mushrooming of private dental colleges in Chandigarh's periphery seems to have taken a toll on the institute with acute shortage of faculty at the senior level putting a question mark on the recognition of the institute from the Dental Council of India (DCI).

PU Notes
Students celebrate Lohri
Chandigarh, January 11
Students of the departments of music, fashion designing and honours in education gathered to celebrate Lohri on the premises of the university’s old correspondence building here today. Professor Naval Kishore, dean, students’ welfare, lighted the bonfire and extended his best wishes to the students.

From Schools & Colleges
Fervor marks Lohri celebrations
Chandigarh, January 11
The principal, staff and NSS volunteers of IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School-21C here, celebrated Lohri with a difference - the group visited occupants of Old Age Home at Sector 15, Bal Niketan, Sector 15, and Mother Teresa Home, Sector 23, and distributed woollen socks, warmers, notebooks, sweets, milk and fruits etc. A small cultural programme was also organised on the occasion.

From Schools
Lohri atmosphere permeates Mohali
Mohali, January 11
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) organised a function to celebrate Lohri here toady. Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon was the chief guest. Officers and employees of the board participated in the festival with enthusiasm. Ashmah International: Lohri celebrations were marked by exciting activities. Tiny tots dressed up in typical Punjabi dresses made the Lohri event look all the more colourful. A huge bonfire in the school playground set the tone for Lohri.

Now, linguistic journalism on PU’s mind
Chandigarh, January 11
Panjab University has proposed to establish a separate department for linguistic journalism. Prof R.C. Sobti, vice chancellor, said he had constituted a committee to look into all aspects of the course right from formulating syllabus.

24-hr examination helpline launched
Chandigarh, January 11
The Chandigarh education department has started a 24-hour examination helpline for the benefit of students, parents and teachers.


Notice of motion issued to admin
Chandigarh, January 11
Taking up a petition filed by city-based advocate H.C. Arora seeking directions to the UT registrar of societies to ask Consumer Forum to change its name, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for March 13 to the Chandigarh administration.

Consumer Courts
ICICI Lombard told to pay claim, fine
Chandigarh, January 11
District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed ICICI Lombard General Insurance manager and branch manager to pay compensation of Rs 60,076 as insurance claim to Hind Motors.


Laughter champions during a press conference in Panchkula on Friday. Panchkula audience get a dose of laughter
Panchkula, January 11
Four stand-up comedians and finalists of the Star Laughter Challenge III and MH-I channel winners administered a heavy dose of laughter to the crowd at the Inderdhanush auditorium here today.

Laughter champions during a press conference in Panchkula on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Kathak dancer dazzles audience
Chandigarh, January 11
Known for revitalising the Indian classical kathak dance form through her research-oriented innovations, Bhopal-based danseuse V. Anuradha Singh delighted the audience at Pracheen Kala Kendra’s Baithak programme here.


No takers for Transport Nagar
Ropar, January 11
Transport Nagar, which was conceived to rid the town of heavy vehicles, has proved a waste of public money. Though the local improvement trust has spent crores of rupees on setting up infrastructure at Transport Nagar, not even a single transporter has moved into the facility.

Trust plans to open more educational institutions
Banur, January 11
The Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust has embarked upon an ambitious project to start a number of educational institutions in the region. The trust is also planning to set up counselling centres to guide the educated youth for career-oriented education.
Students of DAV Public School celebrate Lohri on the school campus in Patiala on Friday.
Students of DAV Public School celebrate Lohri on the school campus in Patiala on Friday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Employees’ body plans statewide agitation
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 11
The Punjab State Service Federation has decided to launch a statewide agitation against the Badal government for not implementing employee-friendly policies in the state.

Car catches fire, two injured
Banur, January 11
Two persons sustained serious burn injuries as the car in which they were travelling caught fire on Rajpura-Chandigarh road near Jansal village.

Spurious ghee seized
Rajpura, January 11
Acting on a tip-off, the Rajpura police unearthed a spurious ghee racket allegedly being operated by three persons. The police arrested one person and recovered 90 units of spurious ghee from him.


Simi Mehra rallies to clinch title
Irina finishes third in DLF Golf Tour
Chandigarh, January 11
Simi Mehra, the country's top woman pro, clinched the seventh leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour as she rallied with a one-under return nine for a three-day tally of nine-over par 225 on the challenging 72-par greens of the Army Environmental Park and Training Area at Dhaula Kuan in Delhi today. Finishing nine strokes behind the leader was Nalini Singh who played a seven-over par 79 today.

Players in action during a match of the ITF Tennis Tournament being played in Chandigarh on Friday. Vijayant secures berth in final
Chandigarh, January 11
Maintaining his winning spree, local lad Vijayant Malik showed the doors to second seeded Joachim Sternbach from France 6-2, 6-4, in the boys’ singles in semifinal of the Chandigarh ITF Junior (Grade 3) Tennis Tournament being organised at the CLTA Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, here today.

Players in action during a match of the ITF Tennis Tournament being played in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Amit’s 96 runs propel SGGS to victory
Chandigarh, January 11
A winning innings of 96 by Amit Prashar helped Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, hand over an eight-wicket drubbing to PU Campus in the Inter-College Limited Overs Cricket Tournament for the Administrator's Cup. The tournament is being conducted by the Chandigarh Sports Department on the Panjab University Campus here today.

ITF meet a learning ground, feel players
Vijayant and Vickram who are playing in the ongoing ITF Tennis Tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Chandigarh, January 11
Events like International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors Tennis Tournament attract talent from across the world and are a platform for players to meet and learn from various nationalities, feel city-based tennis player Vijayant and Vickram Reddy from Hyderabad, who are playing in the tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, Sector 10.

Vijayant and Vickram who are playing in the ongoing ITF Tennis Tournament at CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Cycling meet from today
Chandigarh, January 11
Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association will organise Chandigarh Cycling Championship on January 12 and 13 at Punjab Engineering College grounds here.

Skating trials on Jan 15
Chandigarh, January 11
The National Roller Skating Championship for the year 2007-08 will be held at Vishakhapatnam from January 28, 2008, to January 31, 2008. A meeting was held on January 8 and decided to send the team for the above said championship.

Rowing championship on Jan 19
Chandigarh, January 11
The Chandigarh State Senior Rowing Men and Women Championship will be held on the January 19, 2008, at 8:30 am, at Lake Club.

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