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Rs 1 cr recovery notice to Central Club
Chandigarh, December 22
New Year celebrations at Sector 9 may not go smoothly as the administration has slapped a recovery notice of over Rs 1 crore on the Central Club management to realise rent.

You can’t beat them in manners
English players leave security guards impresse
Chandigarh, December 22

English fans root for their team during the cricket match at the PCA Stadium Security guards deputed for the security of the England and Indian cricket teams are impressed with the etiquettes of English players and have little to say about this aspect of Indian players.

English fans root for their team during the cricket match at the PCA Stadium on Monday.Photo: S Chandan 

Seniority list of lecturers not finalised in 30 years
Chandigarh, December 22
Three decades on and the UT administration has yet to finalise the seniority list of lecturers of Government Science and Arts College cadre.

Charges framed in German gangrape case
Chandigarh, December 22
Additional District and Sessions Judge RS Attri, today framed charges against Manvir Singh Jolly, Pankaj Punia, Harpreet Singh Dalli, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi and Sompal in the German tourist gangrape case.

Fog-related accidents on rise
Zirakpur, December 22
The early morning fog has started taking its toll on the Chandigarh-Ambala national highway.


Admn in fix for adopting double standard 
Fixes three rates for land in Sarangpur 
Chandigarh, December 22
What can it be called- a sheer miscalculation or lackadaisical approach? Otherwise, how is it possible that the assessment of price of the same piece of land got fluctuated to the extent of hundreds of crore of rupees on a single day?


70-ft sand Santa 
Artists from Orissa work on a 70-ft Santa Claus at the winter carnival in Sector 34, Chandigarh.Chandigarh, December 22
With Christmas round the corner, the city is all set to experience something unique. A 70-ft sand replica of Santa Claus will be erected in the city, which could well be making its way into the Limca Book of Records.
Artists from Orissa work on a 70-ft Santa Claus at the winter carnival in Sector 34, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

A team of the municipal corporation’s fire department conducts a mock fire drill at PVR Centra Mall, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh Mock fire drill at Centra Mall 
Chandigarh, December 22
To ensure preparedness and timely response of the fire and emergency department and the resultant response of the cinema hall owners, a mock drill was conducted on the 4 th floor of the PVR Centra Mall, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh, today.

A team of the municipal corporation’s fire department conducts a mock fire drill at PVR Centra Mall, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan.

Poultry farms suffer as prices crash
Panchkula, December 22
Even as no case of bird flu was reported from the state or the adjoining regions, the poultry farm owners of the district have already started feeling the heat of the situation as the prices of eggs and chicken have crashed during last fortnight.

MC to record proceedings 
Move to discipline officials and councillors

Chandigarh, December 22
The Chandigarh Administration has hit upon a novel idea to inculcate a sense of discipline among officials and councillors of the municipal corporation. In the backdrop of the spat between municipal commissioner Roshan Sunkaria and Congress councillor Devinder Singh Babla recently,the administration today asked the civic body to videograph the proceedings of all 14 committees, including the finance and contract committee(F&CC), of the corporation.

Garbage plant still not operational
Chandigarh, December 22
The MC garbage processing unit mega project, which was formally inaugurated in May at Dadumajra, will remain non-functional for six to eight months.

Sec-22 residents against toilet in green belt
The under-construction toilet block in Sector 22-A, which is being opposed by residentsChandigarh, December 22
Residents of Sector 22-A are up in arms against an under-construction toilet block in the greenbelt of the sector.

The under-construction toilet block in Sector 22-A, which is being opposed by residents. A Tribune photograph

MHA guidelines on protective gears
Front submits memo to Home Secy

Chandigarh, December 22
A delegation of the Chandigarh unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) led by its president Rajesh Sharma today submitted a memorandum to UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas and demanded immediate implementation of the Ministry of Home Affair’s (MHA) guidelines on the use of protective gears.

Martyrs’ gallery at bougainvillea garden 
Chandigarh, December 22
The city is set to have its own “India Gate” with the municipal corporation’s proposed martyrs’ gallery coming up in the Bougainvillea Garden, Sector-3, where the war memorial is also housed.

Bonanza awaits civic staff
Chandigarh,December 22
Even as the country struggles with the after effects of the global meltdown, the new year bonanza awaits the employees of the local municipal corporation.

Lenient MC makes it easier for encroachers
Baltana, December 22
Encroachment at the Baltana market in Zirakpur In the absence of any action by the Zirakpur municipal council, encroachers along the Baltana-Panchkula link road are having a field day.

Encroachment at the Baltana market in Zirakpur. A Tribune photograph

Dogs vaccinated against rabies
Mohali, December 22
At least 107 stray and pet dogs were inoculated against rabies at an anti-rabies camp organised by the Mohali unit of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in association with the Department of Animal Husbandry at Manadpur chowk here on Saturday.

MC to seek fogging machine
Zirakpur, December 22
The Zirakpur Municipal Council will seek a new fogging machine and dustbins for the town. The need for the same was being felt after the outbreak of epidemic in Dhakoli village.

No Xmas, New Year celebrations: Hoteliers 
Chandigarh, December 22
Christmas is going to be a subdued affair in the wake of Mumbai terror. In fact, unlike previous years, prayers will replace the elaborate celebrations. Beside churches, private hotels in the city are also bracing up for low-key Christmas celebrations.
Christmas celebrations at Ryan International School; and (right) Christmas goodies grab attention of a customer at a gift shop in Chandigarh
Christmas celebrations at Ryan International School; and (right) Christmas goodies grab attention of a customer at a gift shop in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photographs

ewild wild web
Top Google searches in 2008

A majority of an estimated 50 million Internet users in India keyed in a query at Google during 2008. Yahoo failed to reclaim its position as the ruler of the Internet scene.


PEC alumni fund raises stink
Chandigarh, December 22
The ongoing practice at Punjab Engineering College to deduct Rs 500 each from the otherwise refundable security amount as membership fee of the alumni association, PECOSA, has irked students.

Workshop on computer training in physics
Patiala, December 22
A five-day UGC-sponsored national workshop on “Computer Laboratory Training in Physics” got underway at the Punjabi University here today. Organised by the department of physics, under special grant for the DSA programme, the workshop was aimed at introducing computer-based courses in physics to generate qualitative material and human resource.

PU Notes
A student of the dental college performs during their first annual function organised at PU in Chandigarh UIPS alumni pledge development of dept

Chandigarh, December 22
The Panjab University Pharmaceutical Society of UIPS organised a class reunion meet of Golden and Silver Jubilee BPharmacy batches of 1958 and 1983, respectively. Nearly all alumni who travelled from far off places like the USA, Canada, Australia and Philippines participated in the event. In addition all the local alumni of UIPS were also present.

A student of the dental college performs during their first annual function organised at PU in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Recruitment drive at Landran college
Mohali/Chandigarh/Panchkula, December 22
A multi-national company in the field of pharmaceutics, Dr Morepen, conducted campus recruitment drive at Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Landran.

CRRID inks pact with Canadian varsity
Chandigarh, December 22
The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) has teamed up with Canada’s University of Fraser Valley (UFV) to help entrepreneurs focus  on north India’s rural communities.

Bhavya, Suman shine in painting competition
Panchkula, December 22
Bhavya Kush of Sarthak, Government Secondary School, Sector 12-A, Panchkula, bagged the first prize while Suman from Jainendra Gurukul Senior Secondary School stood second in the painting competition held at an exhibition organised on energy conservation by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) here today. The students from local schools took part in the modal-making, painting, slogan writing competition on the occasion.


Red beacon atop MC chief’s car goes unnoticed
Rajpura, December 22
A red beacon atop the car of municipal council mayor at Rajpura In violation of the traffic rules, municipal council president Arvind Chhabra here has been using red beacon atop his official vehicle, an Ambassador (PB 39 A 9100), without having authorisation or permission in this regard.

A red beacon atop the car of municipal council mayor at Rajpura. A Tribune photograph

Seminar on Gurta Gaddi
Patiala, December 22
The Punjabi University organised fourth seminar in its series of functions regarding the tercentenary celebrations of Gurta Gaddi Diwas at its neighbourhood campus of Joga Rallah in Mansa district.

Bonus: Arhtiyas flay govt move
Bassi Pathana, December 22
The Arthiya Association has criticised the move of the state government to distribute bonus directly to farmers through banks.

Woman goes missing near Sirhind canal
Ropar, December 22
Neelam (30), a resident of Phase XI, Mohali, is suspected to have committed suicide by jumping into Sirhind canal here today.

Traffic restored on Kalka-Shimla rail section
Kalka, December 22
The rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla section, which was suspended on Sunday due to derailment of the 253 up Holiday Special near Dharampur, resumed here today.


Victims of crime may get compensation
Chandigarh, December 22
The victims of crime will find themselves compensated if Parliament clears a pending Bill for incorporating a section in the Code of Criminal Procedure.


Sonu in custody of Sector-36 police in Chandigarh Man held for murder bid 
Chandigarh, December 22
Sonu, a resident of Ludhiana, was arrested for allegedly planning to kill Ram Pal, a resident of Kajheri.

Sonu in custody of Sector-36 police in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

5 booked for threat call
Chandigarh, December 22
The police has registered a case on a complaint filed by Harpreet Kaur of Manimajra, alleging that Gurpreet Singh, Bharpur Singh, Gurinder Singh, Kulbir Singh and Jaswinder Singh threatened him on the phone. A case has been registered.

Two security guards robbed 
Chandigarh, December 22
Seven persons, including Amit, Honey and Rahul of Sector 25, Nitin of Sector-12 and three others allegedly robbed two security guards deputed at a mobile tower in Sector-25, yesterday. Om Parkash, a resident of Bilaspur, has in complaint lodged with the police alleged that the accused armed with sharp-edged weapons, stole his purse containing Rs 1,800 cash, two mobiles, clothes and nine batteries yesterday.

Dubai-based couple detained, let off
Mohali, December 22
A Dubai-based couple, Veer Vikram Singh and his wife Neena Singh, were picked up from the Delhi airport and brought to Mohali today in connection with a case of alleged cheating lodged by Rajesh Gupta, a resident of Sector 33, Chandigarh.


Hawker breaches security, held
Mohali, December 22
Close on the heels of a bomb hoax at Taj Hotel a couple of days ago, a hawker used a bogus identity proof to slip through gate No.5 right under the nose of private security staff in spite of foolproof security ring around the PCA stadium, the venue of the five-day Test match between Indian and England.

A CCTV control room set up outside the PCA stadium sans an operator. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

PCA allows 2 persons on one ticket
Mohali, December 22
After witnessing thin attendance during the first four days, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has decided to allow entry to two persons on a single ticket on the final day of the 2nd Test match being played between India and England at PCA Stadium.

Two young fans of the Indian cricket team watch the proceedings from the stands at PCA Stadium, Mohali, on Monday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Yuvraj didn’t break security cover: Police
Chandigarh, December 22
The local police today denied allegations that Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh broke security cover at Hotel Taj recently.

National School Games from  January 8
Chandigarh, December 22
The UT education department will organise the 54th National School Games here from January 8 to 13.

Manav bows out as seeds tumble
Chandigarh, December 22
Fifth-seed Manav Das of Ambala made his exit as a number of seeded players fell by the wayside in the second round of the LG Goodricke Eastern India Amateur at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata today.

PU eves claim netball title
Chandigarh, December 22
Panjab University Campus snuffed out the spirited challenge of MCM DAV College (W), Sector 36, 38-22 to claim the Panjab University Inter-College Netball (women) Championship on the PU campus today.

Jubilant players of Panjab University Campus with their medals after winning the Panjab University Inter-College Netball (Women) Championship on PU campus, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Under-19 cricket team announced
Chandigarh, December 22
The Cricket Federation of Chandigarh announced its 16-member under-19 cricket team for the upcoming all-India under-19 national championship to be held in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) from January 12 to 15. According to federation president Ravinder Talwar, players must report to coach Nirpakash Singh at 11 am at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, on December 25 along with their date of birth certificate in original.



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