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Restoration of Resumed Properties
Decisions of Advisers under scanner

Chandigarh, January 22
In a significant decision, the Chandigarh administration has decided to seek legal opinion from the UT Standing Counsel on orders of all previous UT Advisers for granting relief to owners of resumed properties.

Daal thrown by students in the ground at Government High School, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Stale daal served at school
Chandigarh, January 22
Even as DPI (S) Samwartak Singh was on a “taste and inspect” spree in city schools today, students of Government High School in Sector 24 here were protesting against being served stale daal for lunch.

Daal thrown by students in the ground at Government High School, Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tiwari

Quick Justice in Parmila Case
Man, son convicted of honour killing
Chandigarh, January 22
In a speedy trial, the court has convicted Jaswant Singh and Sunil, father and brother, respectively, of Parmila of murdering her within six months of the crime.

Meaty high prize for players
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University boarders have hit upon a unique idea to keep players in “high spirits”. They are allegedly offering whisky and chicken as prize during an inter-hostel volleyball tournament that got under way at Hostel No. 4 here today.




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COMMUNITY

Auction of commercial sites in Mani Majra cancelled
Change in clause forces bidders to opt out
Chandigarh, January 22
Poor response to the auction and the change in terms and conditions for the allotment of commercial sites at NAC, Mani Majra, on the Chandigarh-Kalka Highway, led to the cancellation of the auction organised by the municipal corporation today.
Bidders argue with officials conducting the
auction at Hotel Shivalikview on Thursday.
A Tribune photograph
Bidders argue with officials conducting the auction at Hotel Shivalikview on Thursday.


From left: Students of Panjab University protest against the organiser of a cultural programme; policemen try to control the situation; and students caught in a stampede in Chandigarh on Thursday.
From left: Students of Panjab University protest against the organiser of a cultural programme; policemen try to control the situation; and students caught in a stampede in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photos: Pradeeep Tewari

Hoardings put up by local Akali leaders eulogising the elevation of Sukhbir Singh Badal have become a traffic hazard in Mohali. Sukhbir’s hoardings give tough
time to commuters

Mohali, January 22
A day after Sukhbir Singh Badal was sworn as the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, local Akali leaders are battling it out on the streets to catch the “attention” of the junior Badal.
Hoardings put up by local Akali leaders eulogising the elevation of Sukhbir Singh Badal have become a traffic hazard in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Hoteliers get 10 days to install CCTVs
Chandigarh, January 22
The SSP said today that all hotel and restaurant owners in the city had been directed to install CCTV cameras on their premises within 10 days failing which action would be taken against them.

Official machinery-mafia nexus exposed
A file photo of excavation that was being carried out in the river of Rattewali village.Panchkula, January 22
The collusion between the government machinery and the mining mafia once again came to fore here today when the task force of the district administration came to the rivers in the area of Rattewali and Bunga to check illegal mining, but found not even a single labourer or vehicle during its surprise visit.

A file photo of excavation that was being carried out in the river of Rattewali village.
A Tribune photograph

Stress on upgrading fire services
Chandigarh, January 22
UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas chaired a meeting on disaster management plan at Sector 6 here yesterday.

Home Secy for better facilities at libraries
Chandigarh, January 21
Home Secretary Ram Niwas convened a meeting to explore the possibility of improving infrastructure and quality of Central State Library, Sector 17, and State Library, Sector 34, yesterday.

R.S.V.P. has audience in splits
Chandigarh, January 22
“It is the mission of comedy to depict contemporary life with moral intent,” said Ben Johnson. Rightly the acclaimed playwright Pali Bhupinder carried the didactic dictum through his comedy play ‘R.S.V.P.’ staged on at Randhawa auditorium in the festival organised by the Punjab Arts council and NZCC.

400 students left in lurch
Chandigarh, January 22
It’s not only the bourses which landed into troubled waters after the Satyam scam hit the headlines, threatening clouds are now hovering over the dreams of students of various engineering colleges surrounding the Tri-City.

Ministerial union holds rally
Chandigarh, January 22
The Punjab State Ministerial Services Union and the joint action committee of the Punjab and UT Employees jointly organised a rally at the Plaza in Sector 17 protesting against the dilly-dallying attitude of the state government for implementing the fifth Pay Commission.

Domestic help commits suicide
Chandigarh, January 22
Suffering from prolonged illness Sita, a domestic help in her mid-twenties, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her employer’s residence in Sector-35, here.

March 20 deadline for school buses
Chandigarh, January 22
The administration has fixed March 20 as deadline for installing speed governor devices in school buses and CTU buses.

Size of proposed site cut by over half
Mohali, January 22
The land acquisition policy of the Punjab Government has taken its toll on the size of the first garbage treatment plant in Mohali.

Govt stays MC proposal
Mohali, January 22
The proposal of the municipal council to put up gates in various parts of the town for security purposes has been stayed by the government.

Tribune Impact
PU authorities wake up to fire threat
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University finally spared a thought to check the “outdated” fire extinguishers on the campus.

Letters
Vigilance key to activate system

EDUCATION

Class X students still stuck with projects
Chandigarh, January 22
Class X students of GMSSS, Sector 35, are having a harrowing time and all thanks to the alleged confusion of the school authorities over the ‘exact’ subject of the social science projects.

Teachers protest for more salaries
Chandigarh, January 22
Launching their struggle for implementation of the new UGC Pay Scales notified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), on December 31, teachers of local aided colleges of Chandigarh and Panjab University teachers Association (PUTA) observed a two-hour strike and held rallies on the call of the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations (PFUCTO).

Agarwal is science cong assn president
Chandigarh, January 22
Prof AK Agarwal of the centre for advanced study in maths, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been elected president (section of mathematical sciences, statistics) of the Indian Science Congress Association for the Year 2009-10.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD


Schoolchildren rehearse for the Republic Day on January 26 at Police Lines Ground in Ambala City on Thursday.
Schoolchildren rehearse for the Republic Day on January 26 at Police Lines Ground in Ambala City on Thursday. Tribune photo: Kamal Sachar

40 more labourers released
Rajpura, January 22
The officials of the district
administration, including SDM,
tehsildar and other officials, today
released 40 bonded labourers who
were working in the brick kiln of
Sukhwinder Singh in Bhappal village.

Baseball meet from Jan 27
Patiala, January 22
The Baseball Federation of India
(BFI) and the Women Baseball
Federation of India will hold the
Federation Cup 2009 at Punjabi University Patiala from January 27 to January 31. Eight teams from all over India will take part in the meet.

COURTS

Cop gets jail for graft
Chandigarh, January 22
CBI Special Court of Jagdeep Jain has sentenced Om Prakash Dahiya to one-year jail for indulging in corrupt practices. The court has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

Husband jailed
Chandigarh, January 22
Failure of an estranged husband to pay full maintenance amount to his wife has landed him up in jail.

CRIME

Jeweller duped of gold worth Rs 32 lakh
Panchkula, January 22
Four unidentified persons robbed employees of an Amritsar-based jeweller of gold worth Rs 32 lakh by offering them sedative-laced beverages here today.

Lure for easy money lands three boys in jail
Chandigarh, January 22
Lure for easy money has landed three schoolgoing boys, including two brothers, in the police custody.

20 booked in case of dacoity, murder
Panchkula, January 22
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jindal framed the charges against 20 accused in a case of dacoity and murder here today.

Dara Singh files cheque-bounce complaint
Chandigarh, January 22
Renowned wrestler and actor Dara Singh has filed a cheque-bounce case against Jatinder K Cheema. Not paying the money as per promise has landed the owner of the company into litigation.

SPORTS


Sound start by Chandigarh
Chandigarh, January 22
Hosts Chandigarh began their campaign with an easy 13-0 win over Maharashtra in a junior boys roller hockey league match on the first day of the 46th National Roller Hockey and Inline Hockey Championship, which started at the KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, here today.
Players of Tamil Nadu and J&K in action during the 46th National Roller Hockey and Inline Hockey Championship at KB DAV, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Players of Tamil Nadu and J&K in action during the 46th National Roller Hockey and Inline Hockey Championship at KB DAV, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Puneet fashions Mahilpur college win
Chandigarh, January 22
Continuing with his fine form, Puneet of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, netted three goals to help his team register a convincing 7-0 triumph over DAV College, Hoshiarpur, during the Panjab University Inter-College Football Championship on the PU grounds here today.

Jeev tied 23rd on Day 1
Chandigarh, January 22
Jeev Milkha Singh played a two under par 70 to occupy the tied 23rd spot on the opening day of the Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar today.

Pramila, Deo clinch golf trophy
Chandigarh, January 22
Dr Pramila Chari and Col J.S. Deo clinched the trophy in the Sardar Gian Singh Kalsi Memorial Golf Tournament played on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Kang slips to tied 6th slot
Chandigarh, January 22
Harjinder Singh Kang of Chandigarh played a bad 10 over par 81 to slip down to the tied sixth slot on the penultimate day of the LG Western India Amateur Golf Championship, as Abhishek Jha stormed himself to the lead firing a four under 67 on the par 71 greens of the Poona Golf Club in Pune today.

Protest over players’ eligiblity
Chandigarh, January 22
Protest over the alleged inclusion of ineligible players by SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, disrupted the medal ceremony here.

 



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