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Truckers’ Strike
UT allows ferry of goods on all vehicles
Chandigarh, January 10
On the insistence of the Department of Road Transport and Highways, the Chandigarh administration has decided to allow the use of all motor vehicles, including passenger buses, for the purpose of carrying essential commodities without the requirement of a permit under Section 66 (3) (n) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Inter-State Racket Busted
2 held for selling vehicles on bogus papers
Mohali, January 10
A well-organised inter-state racket of sale of vehicles on the basis of fake registration documents has been unearthed by the CIA wing of the police. To evade the police, the gang used to get vehicles financed on the basis of fake documents.

Shopowner attacked; store vandalised
Chandigarh, January 10
A confectionery store in the posh Sector 10 market was vandalised here this morning. Five youths reportedly vandalised the store at around 10.30 am.

A glass that was broken in a confectionery store in the Sector 10 market in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Assistant engineer in CBI custody

Chandigarh, January 10
The CBI has arrested an assistant engineer of the UT electrical wing while allegedly taking bribe.


Man found dead
Chandigarh, January 10
A man in his mid fifties was found dead in Sector 24 market, today.


Mayor seeks details of contract, re-employed staff
Chandigarh, January 10
With an aim to bring transparency and accountability and to tighten the noose around employees in the corporation recruited through contractors or employed under the re-employment scheme, Mayor Kamlesh has asked for details of all such employees from MC officials.

Pre-paid auto-rickshaw service fails to take off
Chandigarh, January 10
The pre-paid auto-rickshaw service initiated by the State Transport Authority (STA) and the UT traffic police seems to have failed to take off in the city.

Auto-rickshaws lined up outside the Chandigarh railway station. Tribune photo: Kamal Kishore

BJP protest against govt role
Chandigarh, January 10
The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by its president Kamla Sharma, today held a demonstration against the government for creating circumstances that led to standoff with the All-India Motors Transport Congress and the recent strike by petroleum companies.

BJP workers protest against the government’s inability to end truckers’ strike in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Gunners observe Air Defence Day
Chandigarh, January 10
Gunners observed the Army Air Defence (AAD) Day at Chandimandir Military Station to mark their Corps’ anniversary. Maj Gen JP Singh, head of the Air Defence Branch at Headquarters Western Command, paid tributes to all air defence personnel who had laid down their lives in the line of duty

Baltana without power complaint centre
Zirakpur, January 10
The residents of Baltana and surrounding areas have no place to lodge their electricity related complaints, as there is no Punjab State Electricity Board complaint centre in Baltana.

A complaint register lies out in the open at Baltana. A Tribune photograph

‘MBA aspirants must become job creators’
Chandigarh, January 10
While inaugurating the CAT result analysis camp at PHD Chamber, Satish Goel, zonal manager and general manager, Bank of India, today said: “MBA aspirants always think of fat packages in blue chip companies, rather they should think of entrepreneurship to become job creators rather than job seekers.”

Speed breakers on campus draw flak
Students submit memo to VC
Chandigarh, January 10
Increasing number of speed breakers to regulate overspeeding vehicles on Panjab University campus has drawn flak from students’ organisations and students’ council.

36 challaned for smoking
Mohali, January 10
The health authorities today cracked down on persons selling cigarettes and other items containing tobacco as well as those, smoking in the public places here today.


IGNOU to open centre in city
Chandigarh, January 10
Adhering to UGC’s guidelines to empower students through distance learning programmes, IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), is soon going to start its regional centre in the city.

Stress on disaster prevention
Chandigarh, January 10
The national seminar-cum-workshop on “Disaster Management - Institutions and Community” was organised by the department of education SAP (DRS), PU today.

Dr Trilochan addresses participants at the PU in Chandigarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Workshop on values in education
Panchkula, January 10
A “Teachers Awareness Workshop on Education in Human Values” was organised by the Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Haryana and Chandigarh, at Manav Mangal School, here today.


Police cracks murder case, arrests three
Patiala, January 10
The Patiala police claimed to have solved a murder case with the arrest of a troika of gangsters here today. SSP, Patiala, SK Asthana, disclosed that a team led by Gurmeet Singh Chouhan, SP (detective), unravelled the mystery behind the murder of Madan Gorkha who was done to death in the busy Rajpura colony area of this city on the intervening night of December 13 and 14 last year.

505 boxes of liquor seized
Dera Bassi, January 10
The Dera Bassi police today recovered 505 boxes of liquor being smuggled from Chandigarh to other states. They seized two trucks containing 300 boxes and 205 boxes, respectively, said the Dera Bassi SHO.

Man accuses police of inaction
Kalka, January 10
Madan Lal, a resident of Upper Mohalla here, has written letter to Chief Minister, Haryana, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana Court, Home secretary and DGP of Haryana, and SP, Panchkula, accusing the local police for inaction. Madan has alleged in the complaint that the police is trying to shield the accused, Pawan Sharma and Sanjay Chauhan, despite the fact that it had registered a case under the Sections 436, 506, 511 and 34 of IPC against them. The accused had not been arrested till date.

MC to spend Rs 1 cr on road repair
Bassi Pathana, January 10
The Municipal Council of Bassi Pathana would spend Rs 1 crore, released by the Chief Minister of Punjab on Friday, to upgrade the roads and streets of various localities.

Shooting suspect gets police remand
Dera Bassi, January 10
The Dera Bassi court today sent Naveen to three days police remand who was allegedly involved in a two-month-old shooting incident at Baltana, Zirakpur.

Day 2: Ranbhoomi
Gagandeep high jump champ
Banur, January 10
Gagandeep Singh of DAV, Nabha, emerged a winner in the high jump (men) event while Yadwinder Singh of the same school bagged second position.


Consumer Forum
Bajaj Allianz, Axis Bank penalised Rs 25,000
Chandigarh, January 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bajaj Allianz and manager of Axis Bank to pay Rs 25,000 in compensation for deficiency in service to a resident of Sector 27.

Poll to Mohali MC posts
HC notice of motion for Jan 29
Chandigarh, January 10
Justice Ajay Lamba of the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently issued notice of motion for January 29 to the Punjab local-government secretary and other respondents on a petition for conducting elections to the posts of Mohali Municipal Council’s Senior Vice-President and Vice-President.

Man gets life term for murder
Chandigarh, January 10
District and Sessions Judge KK Garg today sentenced Bhagwan Dass to life imprisonment for killing Nanhi by setting her on fire following a dispute over Rs 1,000 with deceased’s husband, Rajbir Singh.

Rape Case
2 accused cops depose
Chandigarh, January 10
CBI officers Subash Kundu and Mahinder Singh, accused of raping a 40-year-old woman, deposed before the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi here today. The victim also got her statement recorded. The victim, a resident of Hisar, supported the prosecution and alleged that she was raped by the accused around 30 times.


Bid to commit suicide
Chandigarh, January 10
A case has been registered against Sonu, a resident of Dadu Majra, who attempted to commit suicide at the water tank, Sector 39, yesterday. A case under Section 309 of the IPC has been registered against him at the Sector 39 police station. The accused was arrested and bailed out.

Indira Colony resident stabbed
Chandigarh, January 10
An Indira Colony resident today stabbed another person of the same colony with a knife.

Three booked for fraud
Chandigarh, January 10
The local police today booked three persons for allegedly taking money from a person in lieu of arranging a government job.


City handball team on winning spree
Chandigarh, January 10
Maintaining its winning streak, Chandigarh handball boys team dished out a good game to edge past Pondicheri by 25-5 on the third day of the 54th National School Games 2008-09 being organized by the education department, Chandigarh administration at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

Bowling Talent Hunt-09
7 city pace bowlers chosen
Mohali, January 10
Seven bowlers of different age groups were selected from the city during the Pace Bowling Talent Hunt 2009 being organised by a soft drink company on Yadavindra Public School Grounds, Sector 51, here today.

Ball Badminton
DAV-10 emerge champions
Chandigarh, January 10
DAV College, Sector 10, annexed the Panjab University
Inter-College Ball Badminton (men) Championship for the session 2008-09 on the PU grounds, here today.


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