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Anything for a city number
With low road tax and registration fee in the city, motorists from neighbouring states furnish bogus ID, residence proofs to get a Chandigarh number for their vehicles
Chandigarh, December 24
Attracted by low registration fee in the city, vehicle owners from the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana are getting their vehicles registered in the city, allegedly on forged documents.

Estate office to pay Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, December 24
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the estate office to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 for deficiency in services.

5 baseball players hurt in PU clash
Chandigarh, December 24
Five players of All-India Inter-University baseball camp were injured, one of them seriously, when an argument over a trivial issue took a violent turn on the Panjab University campus here this evening.

Hotels to be under watch
Chandigarh, December 24
The Chandigarh Administration, in its endeavour to make the city secure and safe for the tourists, today convened a meeting for security requirements in hotels in Chandigarh. The meeting was chaired by the Home Secretary-cum-Secretary, Tourism, Ram Niwas.


High drama at Panchkula market
HUDA officials try to seal shop, return empty-handed after resistance from shopkeepers
Panchkula, December 24
Chaos prevailed at the Sector 7 market when a team of
Shopkeepers argue with HUDA and police officials at Sector 7 market in Panchkula on Wednesday.Haryana Urban
Authority (HUDA)
officials, along
with heavy police
force, tried to seal
a shop today.

Shopkeepers argue with HUDA and police officials at Sector 7 market in Panchkula on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph


Inmates of old-age home dance during the Christmas celebrations at Sector 15 in Chandigarh. Sharing joy with elderly
Chandigarh, December 24
Career Weavers Consultants Pvt. Ltd., a human capital management organisation, celebrated Christmas at the old age home of Sector-15.

Inmates of old-age home dance during the Christmas celebrations at Sector 15 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Victim’s kin allege police inaction
Chandigarh, December 24
The functioning of the Chandigarh Police yesterday came under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner after the family of young entrepreneur Yogesh Dutt alleged that the police was hand in glove with Uppal Housing Pvt Ltd, and three others, for not investigating his accidental death case in “true letter and spirit”.

God! Lead Us To Light

A child dressed as Santa Claus offers an evening prayer at the Sector 19 church in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
A child dressed as Santa Claus offers an evening prayer at the Sector 19 church in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Airline told to pay Rs 11
lakh compensation

Chandigarh, December 24
An uncomfortable flight experienced by
the complainants has costed Emirates
Airlines dear, as the State Consumer
Disputes Redressal Commission has asked
the airlines to pay a compensation of Rs 11
lakh for inefficient services.

Villagers raise slogans
against cops

Chandigarh, December 24
Residents of Darua today staged a protest outside the police post in the area accusing the police of dragging its feet to register a case of kidnapping.

Chief Administrator flays realtors
Chandigarh, December 24
The tendency of property dealers to first bid for property on maximum price in auctions and later surrender the plot has come to the notice of the UT Chief Administrator, who has taken a serious view of it.

Golf range, lake at Zirakpur soon
Zirakpur, December 24
The Zirakpur Municipal Council has decided to build international golf range and lake for residents of Zirakpur and surrounding areas.

Silver jubilee reunion by UBS
Chandigarh, December 24
University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, organised silver jubilee reunion -2008 at PU today.

Special kids celebrate Xmas at Air Force station
Chandigarh, December 24
For about 35 special children and staff from Missionaries of Charity, Chandigarh, it was Christmas celebration with a difference as their gift literally came from skies.

NSS camp ends
Chandigarh, December 24
A 10-day NSS camp concluded at the Government Model Senior Secondly School, 35-D, here today.

Maths passing through golden age: Expert
Chandigarh, December 24
The Annual Foundation School, sponsored by National Board for Higher Mathematics, department of atomic energy, Mumbai, valedictory was held in the department of mathematics, Panjab University today.

Governor greets people
Chandigarh, December 24
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator S.F. Rodrigues today greeted the people, especially members of the Christian community, on the occasion of Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ.

Ajay, Vandana chosen for R-Day parade
Chandigarh, December 24
Ajay Bharti & Vandana Teji Two students of Government College, Mohali, - Ajay Bharti and Vandana Teji - have been chosen to participate in the Republic Day parade to be held in New Delhi on January 26.
Ajay Bharti & Vandana Teji

Honour for PGI doctors
Dr S. Prabhakar & Dr Savita MalhotraChandigarh, December 24
Prof Savita Malhotra, Psychiatry Department, PGI, has been selected for the Dr KL Wig Oration award of the National Academy of Medical Sciences for 2008-09. She was selected for her outstanding contribution in the field of psychiatry.

                        Dr S. Prabhakar & Dr Savita Malhotra


Students of Manav Mangal Smart School in Mohali celebrate Christmas on the school premises. Yuletide spirit grips schools
Chandigarh, December 24
Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Sector 15, celebrated Christmas here today. The school campus was decorated with red and white balloons, buntings and lights.

Students of Manav Mangal Smart School in Mohali celebrate Christmas on the school premises. A Tribune photograph

Chemical engg lecturer brings laurels
Chandigarh, December 24
The presentation of research paper in the area of nanotechnology by Gaurav Verma, lecturer, department of chemical engineering & technology, PU, won the “ISRS Best Paper Prize” at the International Symposium for Research Scholars on metallurgy, materials science and engineering held at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (IIT Madras), from December 10-12.

2008, a year of violence in PU
Chandigarh, December 24
Year 2008 proved a mixed bag for Panjab University. While incidents of violence involving university students were on the rise, the year also saw many projects and new courses being started.


Jor Mela
Football players booted out
Asked to vacate rooms in gurdwara to accommodate jathedars
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 24
National football players from Indore who are here to participate in Baba Jorawar Baba Fateh Singh football match were told to vacate rooms today morning to make space for jathedars.

Langar organisers pose threat to traffic
Erect speed breakers to feed passersby
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 24
The enthusiasm of people holding langar on roadsides, on the occasion of Jor Mela, is leading to traffic chaos.

A man sells ‘bhang ki thandai’ at Jor Mela on Wednesday. Jor Mela high on ‘bhang ki thandai’
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 24
Even as the district administration has banned sale of intoxicants and liquor during the ongoing Jor Mela, a man has specially come from Ferozepur to sell “bhang ki thandai” (an intoxicating drink).

A man sells ‘bhang ki thandai’ at Jor Mela on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

130 animals examined at vet camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 24
As many as 130 animals were examined and given free treatment on the final day of the three-day veterinary fertility camp, started on December 22.

Biker killed in accident
Lalru, December 24
A 31-year-old man died while other was seriously injured in a road accident between a motor cycle and a truck on the Ambala-Zirakpur highway near Lalru last evening.

Accident leads to traffic jam
Derabassi, December 24
The traffic on the Derabassi-Ambala Highway came to a standstill for over two hours following an accident between a Haryana Roadways bus and an Indica car on the Ghaggar bridge, near Bhankarpur, this morning.

Protest against Dera follower
Derabassi, December 24
Tension gripped ward number 9 here when members of the Sikh community
protested against a Dera follower who had organised ‘namcharcha’ (satsang)
at his house last evening.

Forest dept officials accused of killing youth
Ropar, December 24
A resident of Bangala community in Sadavart village has alleged forest department’s employees of killing his son on Sunday.

Residents up in arm against govt
Kharar, December 24
Residents of the Gulmohar complex area in Desumajra are up in arms against the Punjab government for issuing notification regarding acquisition of their land for road leading to Mohali international airport.

Rs 10-lakh loan for poor
Patiala, December 24
To boost the efforts of providing education to the economically weaker sections of the society, the cooperative banks in the state will advance loans up to Rs 10 lakh.

150 archers take part in trials
Patiala, December 24
Two-day trials conducted by the Punjab Archery Association for the selection of Punjab sub-junior and senior national team concluded here yesterday.

Dhruv Pandove meet from today
Patiala, December 24
The 8th edition of the Dhruv Pandove cricket tournament (u-12) will be held here from December 25 to 30.


HC: Don’t park vehicles on Zirakpur-Derabassi road
Chandigarh, December 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court does not want vehicles to be unnecessarily parked on the Zirakpur-Derabassi stretch.

Shift liquor vend from Mansa Devi complex: Court
Panchkula, December 24
Dismissing the application filed by the owners of a liquor vend being run near upcoming Singhdwar of Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jindal ordered them to close down the vend within 21 days.

Court serves notice on IHF
Chandigarh, December 24
Judicial magistrate first class Manisha Jain issued notices to the Indian Hockey Federation through its president in a case filed by Cosmo Medical Health seeking recovery of Rs 2.32 lakh.


Two held for stealing zinc plates
Chandigarh, December 24
The local police arrested two persons on the charges of stealing zinc plates from Phase II, Industrial Area.


Hyderabad thrashes HP in league match
The Ball Badminton Championship in progress at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.Chandigarh, December 24
Hyderabad thrashed Himachal Pradesh by 29-7, 29-7 in a league match of the 54th Junior National Ball Badminton Championship held at Mt Carmel School, Sector 47.

The Ball Badminton Championship in progress at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City academy stands out
Chandigarh, December 24
The Chandigarh Football Academy edged past the Sikh Temple Football Club of Canada by 3-0 in a football match at the Sector 17 football stadium, here today.

CRPF trounce sports complex
Chandigarh, December 24
CRPF beat Sports Complex-46 74-57 on the second day of the Senior State Basketball Championship 2008-09 being played at New Public School, Sector-18, here yesterday.

Utkarsh, Navneet best athletes
Chandigarh, December 24
DAV Public School, Sector 8, and 39, Chandigarh, organised its Xth annual sports day at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here on Monday.


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