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Accident cuts short six young lives
Panchkula, December 15
Five students of the Swami Devi Dyal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Golpura, were crushed under the wheels of a speeding truck after the auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck on National Highway No. 73 near Mouli village, about 30 km from here, today.

GH-6 doctors indifferent: Victims’ kin
Celebrations turn sour

Evaluation of land cost
Admn’s laissez-faire approach costs exchequer dear

Chandigarh, December 15
The laissez-faire approach of the Chandigarh Administration while evaluating the land cost for its “mega projects” has allegedly cost the state exchequer “mega losses”, running into several hundreds of crores.


Members of Nari Jagriti Manch pay tributes to the Mumbai terror victims at Sector 40 in Chandigarh
Members of Nari Jagriti Manch pay tributes to the Mumbai terror victims at Sector 40 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nod to conversion of leasehold land in Industrial Area
Chandigarh, December 15
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to allow the conversion of leasehold land into freehold in the Industrial Area.

Anuradha Murder Case
Daughter turns hostile

Chandigarh, December 15
After model Noor Kataria turned hostile in the sensational Anuradha murder case, the daughter of the deceased Osean Sandhu also turned hostile in the court of additional district and sessions judge S.K. Aggarwal at district courts today.


Flat Transfers
GPA holders want PC to intervene 

Chandigarh, December 15
With the Chandigarh Administration dragging cold feet on the issue of framing a "people-friendly" transfer policy for flats in the cooperative house building societies, the general power of attorney(GPA) holders today again urged the union home minister P Chidambaram to intervene in the matter.

Citizens Council meets Rodrigues
Approval of building plans

Chandigarh, December 15
A delegation of the newly-formed Chandigarh Citizens Council, led by its chairman MPS Chawla, today met UT administrator SF Rodrigues to discuss important issues concerning the city residents.

A “kundi” connection in Sector 39, Chandigarh Power dept sleeps as ‘kundis’ flourish
Chandigarh, December 15
Illegal power connections in every nook and cranny of the city lay testament to the inefficiency of the UT electricity department in curbing the menace. The department has been suffering losses amounting to lakhs of rupees and shortage of power supply on account of ‘kundi connections’.

A “kundi” connection in Sector 39, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Guesthouse Murder Case
Body of Deepak handed over to family

Chandigarh, December 15
The Chandigarh Police today handed over the body of Deepak, the manager of the Himachal Guesthouse in Mani majra, who was stabbed to death by unidentified goons on Friday, to the family after post mortem.

Science can help grasp religion better: Expert
Chandigarh, December 15
Religion and spiritualism as understood with a scientific frame of reference only can help one understand the complexity and divinity of heaven and hell.

Residents fall for cheap, unsafe helmets
Vendors sell helmets without ISI mark in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, December 15
“Demand hai to supply hai; sasta hai to chalta hai”. Well that literally sums up the tale of the flourishing business of cheap non-ISI marked helmets in the city.

Vendors sell helmets without ISI mark in Chandigarh.

‘Dead’ shock for Colonel’s father
Deprived of 43 bighas by submitting fake papers 
Mohali, December 15
A serving Colonel’s father was in for a shock. He found that not only had he been declared “dead” 20-year ago but also deprived of his agricultural land worth crores of rupees.

200 attend medical camp
Zirakpur, December 15
More than 200 patients were examined in a medical camp organised by a team from Dera Bassi Civil Hospital at Dhakoli medical dispensary here today.

Sambhar bitten to death
Zirakpur, December 15
Hounded by the dogs, a Sambhar was bitten to death in Zirakpur near construction site along the Sukhna choe here this afternoon. The Sambhar had reached Zirakpur in search of refuge.

Sekhon Majra Youth’s Murder 
Sohana SHO suspended
Assailants get police remand
Mohali, December 15
The SSP, Mohali, today suspended the SHO, Sohana police station, Mohinder Singh, for not taking action against the armed persons who on Sunday tried to take forcible possession of a disputed shamlat land in Sekhon Majra village here.


Law student assaulted by PUSU chief
Chandigarh, December 15
Tall claims of Panjab University regarding restraining the entry of outsiders on the campus fell flat when a student of first year of the department of laws was allegedly assaulted by a PUSU leader accompanied by a few outsiders near Law Auditorium  this evening.

Students take part in mime during the youth festival at Panjab University, ChandigarhNorth Zone Inter-University Youth Festival 
Day of mime and mimickry

Chandigarh, December 15
The third day of the 24th North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival being organised by Panjab University witnessed loads of cultural and artistic activities.

Students take part in mime during the youth festival at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PU hospitality fails to woo participants
Chandigarh, December 15
“Hospitality of Panjab University is not up to the mark”. These are the words of the guest students from different universities, who are here to participate in the five-day 24th North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival being held on campus.

Resource book on environment education
Mohali, December 15
To make environment education more interesting, the teaching methodology and the curriculum must be made more interesting. Equally important is the training of teachers to impart knowledge on environment in a practical manner.

Special package for research scholars 
Chandigarh, December 15
To boost the ongoing research in Panjab University, the authorities have decided to give financial incentives to outstanding researchers and their research papers from the next academic session.

Symposium on orchids on December 16
Chandigarh, December 15
The Orchid Society of India (TOSI), established in 1984, has been promoting the cause of Indian orchidology by projecting the importance of orchids and orchid-based vocations. The society has decided to celebrate its 25 th year of inception.
Students perform at the annual function of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Chandigarh
Students perform at the annual function of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Chandigarh, on Monday. A Tribune photograph 

Village school gets Rs 1 lakh aid
Mohali, December 15
Difference between urban and rural areas was increasing as far as the basic amenities were concerned. Students who were getting education in the rural schools were being devoid of the basic facilities, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Punjab cooperation minister, while speaking at the annual function of Heritage Public School, Jagatpura village, here yesterday.


24 cops surrender in CBI court
Patiala, December 15
As many as 24 police personnel, who were allegedly involved in a fake encounter, surrendered in a special CBI court here today.

Gymkhana to have new club affiliations
Patiala, December 15
Dr Balbir Singh, the elected honorary secretary of the Rajindra gymkhana and Mohindra club, here today said he would strive to have affiliation of the gymkhana with some international clubs like the Chenab club in Pakistan.

Placement drive at SVIET
Banur, December 15
A mega job fair was held on Monday at Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology (SVIET), in association with Freshers Park, on its central campus village Ramnagar here.

One arrested with 5 kg poppy husk
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 15
The Fatehgarh Sahib Police today arrested one person with five kg poppy husk from near Sidhwan village adjoining the Bhakra river.

Kalka to get supply from Kaushlya river
Kalka, December 15
The department of water supply and sanitation, Kalka, after the gap of two years has restarted the old source of water form Kaushlya to upper zone area of Kalka.

24 file papers on day three
Kalka, December 15
On the third day of the nomination, about 24 candidates filed their nomination forms, for the Pinjore Muncipal Committee Election to be held on December 30.

Girl killed in bike-car accident
Ambala, December 15
One girl was killed and a person sustained serious injuries in a road accident on the GT Road near Ambala City late evening. The deceased was identified as Neha while the injured Deepak was referred to PGI, Chandigarh.

Hospital in mess: DC seeks report
Ambala, December 15
A surprise visit by S.P. Saro, deputy commissioner Ambala, brought forward many shortcomings in the Civil Hospital, Ambala, today.


Youth dies mysteriously
Chandigarh, December 15
Parminder Singh, a resident of Sunny Enclave, Kharar, today died under mysterious circumstances in the Sector 32, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.


Anirudh dazzles in Stephen's successive win
St Stephen's School and St Kabir School of Sector 26 during their final match of the Chandigarh Inter-School under-13 Football TournamentChandigarh, December 15
A brilliant brace by speedy forward, Anirudh Thapa, paved the way for St Stephen's School to win St Kabir Trophy for the third successive time by beating hosts St Kabir School of Sector 26 by 3-0 in the final of the Chandigarh Inter-School under-13 Football Tournament on the school's premises here today.

St Stephen's School and St Kabir School of Sector 26 during their final match of the Chandigarh Inter-School under-13 Football Tournament. A Tribune photograph

A match between St Kabir and New Public School in progress in Chandigarh St Kabir cagers record thumping win
Chandigarh, December 15
St Kabir School, Sector 26, found an easy rival in New Public School, Sector 18, in the final round of the Inter-School Basketball Tournament organised by St Kabir School, here today.

A match between St Kabir and New Public School in progress in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Ashbeer Saini fires three under
Chandigarh, December 15
Ashbeer Saini (15) from Kapurthala fired a three-under par 69 to be two strokes behind the leader, L. Selvadurai, in the LG RCGC Cup of the LG Amateur Tour on the par-72 greens of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata today.

PCA expects boost in ticket sale
Chandigarh, December 15
India’s 1st Test match triumph at Chennai has certainly raised the expectations of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) officials to draw large crowds in the 2nd Test match to be held at the PCA stadium, here, from December 19 to 23.

District open chess on Dec 16
Panchkula, December 15
The Panchkula district chess association is organising a District Level Open Chess Championship at St. Teresa Convent School, Sector 25, here on December 16 and 17.

Women hockey cup from Jan 18
Chandigarh, December 15
Encouraged with the recent performance of the Chandigarh Women Hockey Academy, a venture of the Chandigarh administration, Chandigarh sports director Inderjit Singh Sandhu today announced that the administration would introduce the All-India Women Hockey Tournament (under-17) for the administrator’s cup from 18 January, 2009.



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