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Police secures its office, ignores other buildings
Chandigarh, December 2
Like charity, security seems to begin at home for the Chandigarh police. While the UT police has gone all out to “secure” its own headquarters in Sector 9, it has apparently done little to do the same for the other government offices in the city and the public places.
Barricades set up by the UT police outside the police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, to bar the visitors from parking vehicles. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

City cops remain on toes
Dera chief to appear at Punjab police HQ today
Chandigarh, December 2
The Chandigarh police is keeping its fingers crossed in the wake of the anticipated rush of followers of Baba Ram Rahim Singh, who is appearing before the Punjab police at its headquarters in Sector 9 here tomorrow.

Asst registrar draws coop bank GM’s pay
Chandigarh, December 2
Can an assistant registrar (Cooperative Societies), Chandigarh, draw his salary as the general manager of the cooperative bank? And can a person who is not a government servant hold the post of the assistant registrar, whose salary has to come from the government’s consolidated funds?

Today is World Disabled Day
‘I’ve learnt to celebrate life’
Panchkula, December 2
Sixteen-year-old Suneel has once again proved that physical deformity is not an impediment in the path to success. Hard work and the determination to succeed have made this young boy, who has no upper limbs (hands), do things, which people with all abilities fail to do.

Suneel playing casio with his feet. A Tribune photograph


City, not so friendly for physically challenged
Chandigarh, December 2
When it comes to dealing with physically challenged the UT administration’s words don’t match action. While hoards of functions will be held tomorrow to mark World Disability Day, the city is not at all friendly for them as it lacks basic facilities like ramps in schools, colleges and government offices.

One of the buildings in Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, that lacks ramp for the physically challenged. A Tribune photograph


Zirakpur colonies lack basic amenities
Zirakpur, December 2
Cancellation of the licenses and invoking bank guarantees of erring private colonisers by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) in Zirakpur has not helped the unsuspecting occupants of the colonies.

Increase in number of conveyance deeds
Mohali, December 2
Despite a demand to get conveyance deeds done at the allotment price instead of collector rates, the number of property owners going in for conveyance deeds has shown a steady increase in the town.

SAFETY LAST: Never mind the chugging engine, this is a familiar sight at the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Punjab to implement APMC Act: Chief secy
Chandigarh, December 2
Organised retail has an excellent future, provided they involve farmers in a holistic manner. It’s expected to grow four-fold for achieving market share of around 16 per cent from the present 4 per cent. This will mean a tremendous improvement in the quality and standards of the “food-value chain.”

No fresh agenda in coordination committee
Chandigarh, December 2
Contrary to the loud claims of speedy clearance of long-pending agendas in the specially constituted Coordination Committee of the Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation, the committee has failed to approve even a single major project in the last one year. Interestingly, the list of agendas, which were put up in the meeting every month, has not changed.

Kalapini creates musical magic at Tagore Theatre
Chandigarh, December 2
After a hiatus of many months, the melody of classical music wafted at the Tagore Theatre hall as the doyenne of Gwalior gharana, Kalapini Komakli, gave an entrancing recital here today. The classical vocal progaramme, organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademy, was a celebration of the crowning achievement of music stalwart Pandit Bhim Singh Joshi, who had been bestowed with the coveted Bharat Ratna honour. The illustrious disciple-daughter of legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharav and Vasundhara Komkali, Kalapini commenced the recital with an immaculate of exposition of an evening raga “Purva-Kalyan”.

Kalapini Komakli performs at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

College teacher succumbs to injuries
Zirakpur, December 2
Paramdeep Singh Bhullar, a 53-year-old Punjabi professor at a government college, Dera Bassi, succumbed to injuries at PGI, Chandigarh, on Monday. He had been admitted to the hospital after the scooter he was riding had met with an accident with a truck at Zirakpur on Sunday night.

Workshop on cyber crime
Chandigarh, December 2
In an attempt to keep the police abreast of the latest technology for curbing financial frauds and cyber crimes, ICICI Bank in association with the Chandigarh Police and Cyber Security Research Centre organised a workshop at Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, here, today.

Road mishaps on decline: Study
Chandigarh, December 2
A study conducted by the accident cell of the Chandigarh Traffic Police revealed that there was a decrease in number of fatalities in road accidents till November 30 this year in the city as compared to the corresponding period last year.

Seminar on disaster management
Chandigarh, December 2
A Seminar on “Disaster management with a focus on Mumbai” was held at the Centre for Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University. Lt Gen B. S. Dhaliwal, in his speech, covered various disastrous situations that metropolitan city of Mumbai had passed through.

Poll to elect new mayor on Jan 1
Chandigarh, December 2
The notification of the election of the mayor of the local municipal corporation has been formally issued by deputy commissioner R.K.Rao today. According to the notification, the election of the new mayor will be held on January 1 in the assembly hall of the corporation.

Defence personnel, a neglected lot
It is heartening to note that irrespective of caste, colour or creed, the entire population of the country stood together against the terrorist strikes in Mumbai.


Ragging: PU not to re-admit students
Chandigarh, December 2
Six students of the department of Indian theatre, Panjab University, who were expelled for indulging in ragging and sexually abusing the freshers would not be readmitted as per the legal opinion sought by the authorities.

PU Notes
Project on industrial pollution sanctioned
Chandigarh, December 2
Dr Meenakshi Goyal, reader in the department of chemical engineering and technology, PU, has sanctioned a research project entitled “Design Parameters and Theoretical models for the Adsorption of Toxic Chemical Compounds using Fixed Bed Activated Carbon Columns” amounting to Rs 12 lakh by the ministry of defence, government of India.

College opens automotive engineers society’s chapter
Mohali, December 2
The executive director of Maruti Udhyog, I.V Rao, inaugurated the chapter of the ‘Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate’ at Indo Global Colleges here today.

Jainendra school to take part in science congress
Panchkula, December 2
Students of the science stream of Jainendra Public School have been selected for presenting their project at the national-level children science congress. This is the third time that the school team will get the chance for taking part in the congress.


Accident disrupts traffic in Pinjore
Kalka, December 2
Traffic was disrupted on National Highway-22 in Pinjore due to a head on collision between a canter and a truck last night. According to information, the incident took place at around 11.30 pm on Monday in the narrow main market of Pinjore, near Dharamandal, which caused disruption to normal traffic flow for more than an hour.

Arthiyas against direct bonus distribution
Bassi Pathana, December 2
Rajesh Singla, press secretary, Punjab arthiya association, and Surinder Singh, general secretary, district arthiya association, have condemned the government’s policy of distributing bonus among farmers directly through the banks.

Nursing students demand stipend
Patiala, December 2
The students of College of Nursing sat on a fast in front of the medical superintendent’s office at the Government Rajindra hospital here today to protest against the non-providing of stipend to them.

Two cars, truck damaged in mishap
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 2 Two cars and a truck collided head on near the Aam Khas Baag at around 7.30 pm today evening. While none of the occupants’ sustained injuries, the cars were badly damaged in the accident.

Drugs enforcement unit formed
Ropar, December 2
The police here has established drugs enforcement unit in the district to keep a check on the increasing drug peddling incidents in the district.


Cheque Bounce Case
Shetty surrenders, gets bail
Chandigarh, December 2
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty today surrendered at the district courts in a cheque bounce case filed by Subash Gulati, the owner of Empire Store, Sector 17.

Haryana Roadways to pay Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, December 2
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Haryana Roadways, Chandigarh depot, to pay to complainant compensation worth Rs 5,000 towards expenses incurred by him in reaching his destination and for using unparliamentary language.

‘Rape’ of German Tourist
Case committed to sessions court
Chandigarh, December 2
Ten days after the UT police submitted the charge-sheet in the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Kanchan Mahi, in the German tourist rape case, the court committed the case to the sessions court today.


Cops track robber using cell phone records
Chandigarh, December 2
Making good use of technology available with mobile phone operators, the Chandigarh police nabbed a robber and his 15-year-old accomplice, who looted a Sector 21 resident of his valuables about five months ago. DSP (south) Jaswant Singh Khaira told TNS that the accused, identified as Gursewak Singh and Sheeshpal of Mohali village, both in their early twenties and a 15-year-old boy of the same village, were hooked to drugs and committed crimes like snatching, thefts and robberies under the influence of drugs. 

Gursewak Singh, the accused, being taken to a local court in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Spate of thefts in Zirakpur, Mohali
Zirakpur/Mohali, December 2
Goods worth thousands of rupees and gold jewellery were stolen in five separate theft cases in Zirakpur and Mohali.

Theft at cremation ground
Mohali, December 2
The tall claims of the Mohali police in containing the burglary snuffed a blow, when a burglar broke the windowpane of a Maruti car and decamped with cash, mobile and other valuables at Mohali cremation ground here today.

Youth killed in mishap
Panchkula, December 2
A motor cycle-borne youth was killed in a road accident here today. The youth was killed, when his mobike was hit by a truck near Chandimandir. According to information, the 22-year-old youth was from Raipurrani. The helmet of the deceased was smashed. The police has arrested the truck driver and registered a case against him.


Gauri takes lead
Chandigarh, December 2
Gauri Monga from Delhi played a par back nine to take the lead with a two over par 74 card on the opening day of the 16th Punjab Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

T20 Cup
Rakesh helps Chandigarh level series
Chandigarh, December 2
Man of the match, Rakesh (3 wickets and 44 runs) put up a good show to steer Chandigarh XI to empathic win over Maharastra XI during the Twenty20 Cricket Cup being organised by the National Cricket Association for the Mentally Challenged at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, here today.

Hockey lads bring laurels to city
Chandigarh, December 2
In the recently held 54th National School Games at Patiala, Chandigarh hockey team clinched silver medal in the under-19 (Boys) championship, while the city judo team bagged one gold and five bronze medals.


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