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Bansal defies poll code
Opens night food street in Sector 14
Chandigarh, December 6
It seems as if the Chandigarh administration adopts double standards while enforcing the code of conduct for mayor elections of the Municipal Corporation.

Pawan Kumar Bansal, minister of state for finance and parliamentary affairs, inaugurates the night food street adjoining Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Cop’s car mows down 2 sisters
Mohali, December 6
Two young lives of a Phase 11-based family here were snuffed out and three other members had a miraculous escape in a tragic road accident near the rotary of Phase 2 and 4 here this evening.

Jail inmate’s accomplices kill supdt, flee
Patiala, December 6
In a shocking incident, four accomplices killed jail superintendent Raghbir Singh (40) at 3 am today at Rajendra Hospital.

Labourer killed, 2 hurt as beam falls
Mohali, December 6
In a case of negligence in construction of a high-rise building, one labourer died and two were seriously injured when a portion of a beam fell on them while they were fitting aluminium plates on a side wall of a building in Industrial Area, Phase 8, here this evening. Scaffolding supporting the structure also collapsed under the weight of the beam.

Cash for fake certificates
GMSH-16 doctor gets 1-year RI
Chandigarh, December 6
A CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain today sentenced Dr Asha Kiran, former doctor of GMSH, Sector 16, to rigorous imprisonment of one-year for demanding bribe to issue false medical certificate.

3 get life term for murder
Chandigarh, December 6
Additional district and sessions judge, Raj Rahul Garg, today sentenced Tittu of Shahpur Colony, Ravi of Dadu Majra village and Sandeep of Maloya village to life imprisonment for murdering Mustkeen Singh, Inspector with Punjab’s food and civil supplies department.


26 cases of falsiparum malaria reported
Panchkula, December 6
While illegal mining in the Ghaggar of the town remains a concern for the local administration and environmentalists, the hutments set up by migrant labourers along the Ghaggar river has posed a grave danger to the health of locals.

Seafarers seek release of two officers held in Korea
Chandigarh, December 6
The local chapter of Merchant Navy Officers Association (MNOA) today came forward in support of two Indian seafarers who have been detained by South Korean authorities since December last year after a floating crane collided with their anchored tanker.

Prabhat Goyal, ex-Captain of hijacked vessel Stolt Valour, gestures as Capt Bhagat Singh, president, Merchant Navy Officers Association, Chandigarh, looks on at a news conference in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

PGI doctor bags laurels
Dr Ramesh Kumar SenReceives golden jubilee commemoration award
Chandigarh, December 6
Dr Ramesh Kumar Sen, additional professor and head of orthopaedic department, Unit II of PGI, has been awarded the golden jubilee commemoration award for his scientific contribution in stem cell research in the disease of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of hip joints.

MC sits on development works
Chandigarh, December 6
It seems the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities did not find time the whole year either to study or table the report of the high-powered committee which was constituted in April last year to prepare details of the problems between officials and councillors in taking up development works.

Students perform at the annual function of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

PGI gets Rs 250 cr for infrastructure
Chandigarh, December 6
In an effort to provide impetus to the education of the backward classes, the health ministry has sanctioned Rs 250 crore to PGIMER for setting up the requisite infrastructure for the implementation of 27 per cent OBC reservation.

Residents in dark as HVPN shifts power lines
Panchkula, December 6
Even after the onset of winters residents of the town could not get the respite from frequent power cuts.

Ex-servicemen welcome decision
Chandigarh, December 6
Ex-servicemen have welcomed the decision allowing personnel below officer rank (PBOR) to purchase cars through CSD canteens from next month. At present only officers are entitled to this privilege.

Parking contractor challaned
Chandigarh, December 6
Nominated councillors M. P. S. Chawla, and P. K. Mukherjee today challaned the contractor of Sector 17 paid parking of Bank Square for violating terms and conditions fixed by the corporation.

Stitches of wrong patient removed
Chandigarh, December 6
Confusion prevailed in a gynaecology ward of GMSH-16 here today following the alleged negligence of some doctor that led to the removal of stitches of a wrong patient.

Manhar Udhas weaves magic
Chandigarh, December 6
Spiritual fervour pervaded the Sri Sathya Sai complex here as the Bollywood playback and ghazal singer, Manhar Udhas, rendered his choicest devotional compositions in laudation of Shri Sai Baba on the Sai temple premises here today.

Delegates to discuss pesticide poisoning
Chandigarh, December 6
The Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, in collaboration with Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) and South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTREC), Sri Lanka, is organising the 7th annual congress of APAMT from December 8.

Science forum honours B.S. Behl
Chandigarh, December 6
The Forum for Popularisation of Science and Culture conferred lifetime achievement award upon B. S. Behl for his contribution in the field of science and technology at a function held at Taj, Sector 17, here today. Some other scientists, like Prof J. N. Nanda, Prof N. K. Ganguly and Er Jagman Singh, were also awarded the Eminent Scientist Award.


PU Senate Meeting
Panel for effective electoral mechanism
Chandigarh, December 6
Vice-Chancellor R. C. Sobti constituted a high power committee to ensure efficient electoral mechanism of senate elections at the first meeting of the newly constituted Panjab University senate today.

PU south campus lacks internal security
Chandigarh, December 6
The PU south campus in Sector 25 seems to be far behind its lucky cousin the north campus, Sector 14, when it comes to internal security.

An unchecked entrance point of the south campus of Panjab University at Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Monika, Anshu excel in declamation contest
Chandigarh, December 6
St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School organised Symposium 2008(SCIMAT) on science and maths today. Various city schools participated in competitions like science declamation, debate and quiz. Monika Sharma and Anshu Sharma of St. Xavier’s, Panchkula, stood first.


Rural doctors to involve SGPC in TB control
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 6
Taking a serious note of the present situation of tuberculosis (TB) in Punjab, rural doctors of the district have decided to involve the SGPC in their fight against TB. Dr Aslam Parvez, state president of the Rural Medical Services’ Association, Punjab, said the SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar had assured to do the needful in this connection.

Man mistakenly dies of gunshot
Tira (Mullanpur), December 6
A 25 year-old farm labourer died of a gunshot accidentally fired from .12 bore gun in Tira village here. The labourer, Vilayti Ram died of multiple organ failure soon after the incident. The victim, survived by his wife and two children, worked for Harbans Singh. The victim was alone in the outhouse when the incident occurred. Shamsher, a grandson of the victim’s employer, was along with the labourer few minutes before the incident. Not suspecting any foul play, the police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. A police official said the victim was in an inebriated condition.

Punjab to set up road safety council soon
Ropar, December 6
The Punjab government would set up the road safety council within one month to ensure prompt compensation to bus accident victims in the state, said Punjab minister for transport Master Mohan Lal while addressing a “meet the press” programme organised by Rup Nagar Press Club here previous evening.

2,231 cases settled in lok adalat
Ambala, December 6
A pre-mega lok adalat was organised at the judicial complex under chairmanship of B. M. Bedi, District and Sessions Judge, here today.

5 vehicles collide, 3 injured
Dera Bassi, December 6
Traffic on the Dera Bassi-Ambala highway came to a standstill for more than one hour after five vehicles collided with each other.

Man assaulted by 3 persons
Dera Bassi, December 6
The local police registered a case against three persons for allegedly assaulting Dharampal, a resident of Sahedpura, here last night.

Labourer crushed to death
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 6
A truck crushed a migrant labourer when he was unloading goods near gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib today evening.

Man falls from train, dies
Rajpura, December 6
An unidentified man was killed this morning after he fell down from the Jansewa Express. The government railway police has registered a case in this connection at Rajpura.


Backlog of pending cases piles up
Chandigarh, December 6
“Samadhan-2008”, an ambitious project by the Punjab and Haryana High Court aimed at bringing down the huge backlog of cases in the District Courts, seems to be yet far from achieving its motive as pendency is on the rise in the various sessions and lower courts in the city.

Lok adalat settles 407 cases
Chandigarh, December 6
The mega lok adalat, held at district courts, Sector 17, disposed of 407 cheque bounce cases today, in which a compensation of Rs 60,64,000 was given.


Scooter, laptop stolen
Chandigarh, December 6
Dr Pankaj Kaul of Sector 15 made a complaint at the Sector 11 police station alleging that his Kinetic Honda scooter (CH01-J-7239) was stolen from the road separating Sector 14 and 15.


Malhotra XI beat Sharma XI by 32 runs
Chandigarh, December 6
All-round performance by Rahul Chabbra (57 not out, three for 18) and Jagpreet Singh (29, two for 33) helped Ashok Malhotra XI beat Chetan Sharma XI by 32 runs in a return weekend match organised by Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy on St Stephen's School ground in Sector 45 here today.

Kang leads team to victory in golf
Chandigarh, December 6
Chandigarh Golf Club led by leading amateur Harjinder Singh Kang clinched the McDowell's Signature Club Golf Trophy defeating their nearest rivals by three points in the finals held on the greens of Bali Golf and Country Club in Bali.

YMCA Tennis Meet
Param clinches U-10 title
Chandigarh, December 6
Param Pun of the CLTA edged past his practice partner and top seed, Sumit Pal Singh of J&K, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, in the boys’ under-10 final to win first title of the ongoing YMCA Total Tennis Championship, being played at Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here.

Softball Tourney
Learning from defeat
Khalsa, Guru Nanak eves emerge winners
Chandigarh, December 6
In a major flip today, both the teams that lost their league matches yesterday won today during the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Softball (Women) Tournament underway on PU grounds while to the surprise of the lookers on both the yesterday’s winning teams lost today.

Kiran of GGS Khalsa College for Women during a match in the Panjab University Inter-College Softball (Women) Tournament on PU grounds. A Tribune photograph

Ajeetesh finishes 4th as Shamim wins TATA Open
Chandigarh, December 6
Shamim Khan from Delhi pocketed the prize money of Rs 3,23,300 as he fired a par round to clinch the sixth TATA Open in Jamshedpur today. This was Shamim Khan's first title win on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). He totalled 10 under 272 (68-66-68-70). Mukesh Kumar and C. Muniyappa finished five strokes behind at 277.

Sports festival begins at War Heroes Stadium
Ambala, December 6
Harmohinder Singh Chatha, agriculture minister, Haryana, inaugurated the two-day XIth Invitational Sports Festival organised by the United Basketball Club, Ambala Cantt, at War Heroes Memorial Stadium, here today.

Students receive trophy during the XIth Invitational Sports Festival at War Heroes Memorial Stadium in Ambala Cantt on Saturday. Photo: Kamal Sachar

Softball trials today
Chandigarh, December 6
The Chandigarh State Amateur Softball Association is conducting selection trials tomorrow at Government College for Men at 1 pm.


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