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Guesthouse manager stabbed to death
Chandigarh, December 13

A group of unidentified persons stabbed to death 28-year-old Deepak Kumar, a manager at the Himachal Guesthouse in Manimajra, late last night.

New Year Extravaganza
Administration in damage control mode
Chandigarh, December 13
Better sense seems to have prevailed upon the Chandigarh administration, even though it may not admit so. In a denial mode after the publication of its rather pompous plans to celebrate the New Year in these columns today under the headline, “Unmoved, admn plans New Year extravaganza”, the administration today claimed that the celebrations would remain a “low-key affair”.

Body found floating in lake
Chandigarh, December 13
The decomposed body of a 19-year-old man was found floating in Sukhna Lake here this afternoon. Though no suicide note was recovered from the body, the police ruled out the possibility of any foul play.

Threat of another epidemic
Zirakpur, December 13
Two months after the outbreak of water-borne diseases in villages of the Majri block in Kharar, cases of typhoid and suspected water-borne diseases are trickling in from Dhakoli and Dhakola villages in Zirakpur. Though the Mohali district health authorities are wary of terming it as an outbreak of water-borne diseases, around 15 cases of fever and vomiting have already been referred to the GMCH, Sector 32.



Mega Projects: Administration gets off on wrong foot
Chandigarh, December 13
Mega projects, conceived as tools to change the face of Chandigarh, are now proving to be an embarrassment for the Chandigarh administration. With a majority of the projects embroiled in one controversy or the other, the very existence of these hangs in the balance.

Work in progress at a mega project in the institutional area of Sarangpur in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

‘Chaarpai’ provides grand finale to theatre festival
Chandigarh, December 13
An immaculate staging of a Hindi play “Chaarpai” by Nat Bundhele group, Bhopal, provided the grand finale to the weeklong fourth TFT festival organised by the local Theatre for Theatre ensemble in collaboration with NZCC, DPR Haryana and Chandigarh at Tagore Theatre here today.

Artistes perform in a Hindi play ‘Chaarpai’ at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Silence zones? Hardly
Chandigarh, December 13
It looks the traffic police has turned a deaf ear to the silence zones in the city. For, even as a substantial area of the city comes under the silence zone, the traffic police has hardly ever initiated any action or launched a drive to book motorists using horns in these areas that include hospitals and educational institutions.

Fast food can cause infertility in men
Chandigarh, December 13
If you thought fast food, smoking, pan masala, stress and modern lifestyle could lead only to heart attack and obesity, you are wrong. It could also cause infertility among men.

Purse containing Rs 20,000, mobile, ATM snatched
Zirakpur, December 13
The local police registered a case of snatching against unknown persons on the complaint of Geetika, a resident of Mohali here today.

Coop Scam
Action Front alleges bogus allotment, misuse of funds
Mohali, December 13
The United Action Front of the United Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 68, here today alleged that managing committee of the society was selling flats to bogus members in connivance with senior functionaries in the Akali government and in the office of the registrar, cooperative societies, Punjab.

BJP to expel MLA Ram Kumar
Panchkula, December 13
Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to expel its rebellious MLA Ram Kumar Gautam, from the party, said party’s co-incharge H.S. Grewal here today.

Protest delays draw of lots
Mohali, December 13
Members of the plot allotment sangarsh committee, sectors 76-80, held a protest here today against the failure of the GMADA authorities to hold a draw of lots for plots allotted to them more than seven years ago.

Seminar on works of Le Clegeo, Adiga
Chandigarh, December 13
City litterateurs converged at the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademy seminar titled “First impressions”, a discussion on the works of new authors, including Nobel Laureate Jean Marie Gustave Le Clegeo and Booker Prize Winner Aravinda Adiga. After a formal inauguration by academy chairperson Manju Jaidka, the lead speakers Prof Meera Malik and Simar Onkar delved deep into the literary content of their works.

Trade fair kicks off
Chandigarh, December 13
With an objective to promote local industrial entrepreneurs, a five-day industrial bonanza — “Chandikrit 2008” — kicked off at Parade Ground, Sector 17, here today.

Firemen to get 5 bulletproof jackets
Chandigarh, December 13
In order to protect firemen from Taj-like hostage situation, a proposal to purchase five bulletproof jackets and helmets was approved at a meeting of fire and emergency service committee of corporation held here recently.

Jain flays Centre for ignoring Punjabi language
Chandigarh, December 13
Satya Pal Jain, former MP and a senior BJP leader, has condemned non-publication of voters’ lists in Punjabi for the panchayat elections in Chandigarh. He said the union home ministry should not only tender an apology for this lapse but also announce that in future the voters’ list for all elections would be published in Punjabi also.

Stress on knowledge management
Chandigarh, December 13
A seminar on “Knowledge management” was organised by the Chandigarh Management Association as part of its monthly lecture series here today. Col D.S. Cheema (retd), vice-president (HR), Fashion Technology Park, was the key speaker.

‘Japanese systems community friendly’
Chandigarh, December 13
Dr Rupinder Bir Kaur, a lecturer of SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, was one among 14-group members from India that visited Japan to attend a training programme on youth leadership from November 27 to December 11. The programme was organised by the ministry of youth affairs and sports, government of India, in association with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Rafi nite on December 20
Chandigarh, December 13
A noted playback singer Mubarak Begum will be the chief guest of Rafi nite to be organised by Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society on December 20 at Tagore Theatre at 5 pm. She will give away the awards to the winners of the contest held in July this year.

Morcha shows solidarity with attack victims
Chandigarh, December 13
The local unit of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha organised a programme to express solidarity with the victims of Mumbai terror attacks at the community centre, Vikas Nagar Mauli Jagran, here today. Local BJP president Kamala Sharma presided over the meeting. Shashi Bala Jain, wife of former MP Satya Pal Jain, Anil Dubey, area councillor, and Dr Ramneek Sharma, president Mahila Morcha, also addressed the gathering.

Buses impounded for wrong parking
Mohali, December 13
The district transport officer, Balbir Singh, has impounded private buses that were illegally parked in the market areas of Phase III A. He said buses had been sent to the Matour police station after being impounded.

Music system, passports stolen
Panchkula, December 13
Thieves took away a music system, four passports of family members, and other important documents from a car here last night.

Lecture on time management delivered
Chandigarh, December 13
Time management is a vital element in achieving one’s goal, said Vishwas Kshirsagar, a noted expert, while delivering a lecture on “Time management” at the Sector 29 Tribune office here today.

Admn should earmark area for playgrounds
This is in reference to the news item “Where are the playgrounds?” published in Chandigarh Tribune dated December 13 ‘08.


Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards for four city teachers
Chandigarh, December 13
The 7th Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards in School Teaching for the year 2008 were presented to four school teachers from the city here today.

Awardees of the the 7th Tara Chand Saboo Excellence Awards in School Teaching for the year 2008 at PHD Chambers, Sector 31 in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

PU youth festival kicks off
Chandigarh, December 13
The 24th North Zone Inter- University Youth Festival being organised by the Panjab University in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities and sponsored by the ministry of youth affairs and sports, government of India, was inaugurated today at Panjab University.

Students of Kashmir University take part in the cultural procession during the inaugural ceremony of the five-day 24 th North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival on PU campus on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Workshop: PU teachers feel left out
Chandigarh, December 13
A recently concluded two-day northwestern regional workshop on the Centre-state relations organised by Panjab University has sparked off a controversy with faculty members of the teaching departments “fuming” on being blatantly ignored by those at the helm of affairs.

From Schools
900 take part in musical play
Chandigarh, December 13
Carmel Convent School organised their Golden Jubilee annual function today. Over 260 students sang in a choir and 900 students participated in the musical play. The 60’x18’ huge stage was managed by sound and light professionals from Delhi, who brought audience face to face with the Egyptian world of Pharaoh, chariots, Ishmaelite, Jacob and his sons and Joseph's dreams.

Girls participate in a musical play at Carmel Convent School in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


Traffic moves slowly due to fog at the national highway in Ambala on Saturday. Photo: Kamal Sachar

Garbage lying in front of the Punjab Water and Sewerage sub-division office in Zirakpur. A Tribune photograph

Pedestrian crushed to death
Kalka, December 13
In a hit and run case today, a recklessly driven truck crushed a pedestrian on the National Highway-22 near, Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore.

Legal cell to take out silent procession
Ambala, December 13
The legal cell of the Haryana BJP will take out a silence procession on December 22 in all districts to protest against terrorism prevailing in the country. President of the cell Karnesh Sharma while addressing a meeting of the cell said here today the Union government had failed to keep a check on the terrorism.

Ancient scripts on display at Sirhind
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 13 An exhibition on ancient manuscripts was held today at Baba Hardit Giri Sanskrit Mahavidyalya wherein a large number of ancient scripts of various ages were put on display.

Two injured in collision
Rajpura, December 13
Two young boys were injured in an accident this afternoon at Rajpura. The victims have been identified as Baljinder Singh of Mehma village and Dharminder Singh of Ganda Kheri.

Seminar on women empowerment today
Bassi Pathana, December 13
Mehar Baba Charitable Trust will organise its founders day tomorrow at Mata Harnam Kaur Community Development Centre.


District courts website frozen in time
Chandigarh, December 13
The district courts authorities are so busy in organising lok adalats that they have forgotten to update the name of the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana. The website shows former chief justice Vijender Jain as the authority in chair.

Lok Adalat
513 cheque-bounce cases disposed of
Chandigarh, December 13
As part of the effort to reduce high pendency of cases, around one lakh, at the district courts, a pre-mega lok adalat was held here today.


Bags containing 2 laptops, cash stolen
Chandigarh, December 13
Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Panchkula, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his two bags containing, two laptops and Rs 49,000 in cash were stolen from his Indica car (CH 04 8826) from Sector 28 yesterday. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at police station-26 in this regard.

Maid held for theft
Chandigarh, December 13
A domestic help was nabbed by the police for allegedly robbing her employer of jewellery worth Rs 15-20 lakh in Sector 39-B here today. The jewellery has been recovered from her possession. Jai Brar had lodged a complaint with the police that jewellery had been stolen from his house.


Basketball Tourney
St Kabir to meet NPS in final
Chandigarh, December 13
Hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, to lock horns with New Public School (NPS), Sector 18, in the final of the Inter-School Basketball Championship for St Kabir Trophy on Monday.

Cagers vie for the ball during a basketball match between New Public School, Sector 18, and Little Flower, Panchkula, held on St Kabir School courts in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Need for apt sports curriculum discussed
Panchkula, December 13
EduSports, the school sports division of SportzVillage, is conducting a series of seminars across the country to highlight the importance of sports in education.

SA Club Tour of India
DPS snatch three-wicket win
Chandigarh, December 13
After DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, it was Delhi Public School (DPS) of Pinjore that edged past Alberton Cricket and Hockey Club from Johannesburg, South Africa, by three wickets and four balls to spare in a Twenty20 cricket match on DPS ground in Pinjore today.

Arun Walia chief of roller skating body
Chandigarh, December 13
Former international speed skater from Chandigarh Arun Walia has been unanimously elected as the new president of the Roller Skating Federation of India (RSFI), the governing body of the sport in the country, in the annual general body meeting held recently at Kolkata.

Football Championship
St John’s book berth in semifinal
Chandigarh, December 13
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, will take on St John’s High School, Sector 26, and hosts St Kabir will face St Xavier's School, Sector 44, in the semifinals here tomorrow to decide the finalists of the Chandigarh State Under-13 Football Championship for St Kabir Trophy on the school premises.

Players of St Kabir School and Vivek High School try to take possession of the ball during their match on St Kabir School premises in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Cricket tournament from today
Barwala (Panchkula), December 13
Godrej Cricket Club will take on INSCOl XI in the opening match of the Vth Girish Nayyar Memorial League Cricket Tournament to be organised by Chandigarh Sports Club from tomorrow at JR Institute of Cricket Technology.

Cambodian Open
Gurbaaz slips to tied 18th spot
Chandigarh, December 13
Gurbaaz Mann, the big-hitter from Chandigarh played a par 72 today to slip to tied 18th position on the penultimate day of the US $ 3 lakh Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open on the par 72 greens at Siem Reap in Cambodia today.


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