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Acquisition in Mohali
Litigants to get alternative land

Chandigarh, January 23
In what is likely to open a Pandora’s box that could cost the state crores, the Punjab government today “assured” the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it was ready to give alternative pieces of land to those whose land had been acquired for the development of Sectors 76 to 80 in SAS Nagar, but had not taken any compensation due to ensuing litigation.

Dhingra murderers won’t hang
Chandigarh, January 23
On death row for murdering Maj Gen KC Dhingra (retd) and his wife Sanjeeta Dhingra, the death sentence awarded to Anand Kindo and Rajan Gaur has been commuted to life imprisonment. Another convict, Sandhya, has been acquitted in the case and ordered to be released immediately by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Meanwhile, charges framed in Dimpy case
Chandigarh, January 23
Additional District and Sessions Judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi today framed charges against Jaswinder Singh, alias Rocky, in the sensational blind murder case of “gangster” Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy. The court held that on the day of the incident on July 7, 2006, Sunil Kumar and Ravinder Singh, alias Bhuria, fired gunshots at Dimpy and Harneev Kaur, leading to the death of Dimpy.

Students stranded as bus impounded
Chandigarh, January 23
Students of a school in Sector 46 had to pay a price for the challan drive carried out by STA officials today as officials impounded the bus and left the students midway. The school bus was intercepted in Sector 47 and was impounded for traffic violations, following which the students were made to vacate the bus as it was taken to the Sector 31 police station.



Traffic restrictions for Republic Day
Chandigarh, January 23
The Chandigarh Traffic Police has imposed traffic restrictions in the wake of the Republic Day (January 26). It has planned diversions 26 the Chandigarh Traffic Police has imposed restrictions on traffic flow and has planned diversions from a few roads near the Parade Ground, Sector-17, and near the Punjab Raj Bhawan.

Republic Day honours for 12 cops, 17 others
Chandigarh, January 23
The Chandigarh administration has decided to award 17 commendation certificates to publicmen and employees of the administration at the Republic Day function for outstanding service.

SI Karnail Singh ASI Mahi Pal Nand Inspector Nitya Nand SI Uday Pal Singh Constable Ram Karan Constable Dilbag Singh SI Baldev Kumar HC Manjit Singh Constable Sunil Kumar
HC Suresh Kumar Madhu Bahl Dr Paramjyoti Priya BaldevAggarwal KL Zakir Jagdish Lal Ahuja Kanwar Paul

New house tax to make MC richer
Panchkula, January 23
The municipal council is expected to be richer by a few more crores of rupees in the coming years as it has to collect house tax on the basis of rents being realised on the properties by landlords.

Neelgais destroy crops, farmers helpless
Zirakpur (Chhatt), January 23
Farmers of Chhatt and surroundings villages are organising “tikhri pehras”. It is not to keep at bay anti-social elements but neelgais (blue bulls). For the past many months, herds of the wild animal have been feasting on the standing crops of the farmers in the area.

Rowdyism unabated at Leisure Valley
Chandigarh, January 23
Owing to lackadaisical attitude of the police, which has turned a blind eye to the growing menace near CITCO’s eating joint “Stop ‘n’ Stare”, rowdy elements are still using the ground of Leisure Valley, Sector 10, for stunt driving.

Youngsters stand alongside their car in Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Youngsters stand alongside their car in Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Scintillating performance by Gaurav Vij
Chandigarh, January 23
Yet another scintillating but soul searching experimental drama spectacle ‘Pyasa Kaan- The Naked Truth’ from Prof Pali Bhupinder on the third day of New Punjabi theatre has rightfully established his supremacy as the leading playwright director of the fourth generation of Punjabi Rang Manch in the region.

Residents hold rally against GMADA
Mohali, January 23
The Joint Action Committee of the All-Resident Welfare Associations of SAS Nagar held a rally here today against GMADA and the district administration for getting conveyance deeds of plots done at the prevalent collector rates instead of the allotment prices.

Strategic mgmt discussed
Mohali, January 23
A five-day winter school organised by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTR), Chandigarh, and Indo Global Colleges, Abhipur, concluded on the college premises here today.

Rodrigues releases books
Chandigarh, January 23
Union Territory administrator SF Rodrigues, released two books-“Bird Photography for Beginners” by Arsh Rup Singh and “Female Foeticide - A Curse ” by Dr Harshinder Kaur at a brief ceremony at Punjab Raj Bhavan, here recently.

NGO comes to victims’ rescue
Mohali, January 23
Even as law is taking its own course in a month-old tragic road accident involving a reckless Mohali police head constable, an NGO has come to the rescue of the victims, Longsri (25) and her son Shivam (4). The victims had to be operated upon after being seriously injured after being hit by the Punjab Police head constable.

Smile is all he has
Chandigarh, January 23
He greets every stranger with a welcoming look and a smile. Though he can’t speak and there is no information about his whereabouts with the Pingalwara in Palsora — where he has been provided shelter — this 13-year-old wears a smile at all times.

Ragpickers to get prefab shelters
Chandigarh, January 23
Acting on the need to rehabilitate ragpickers, the Chandigarh administration has decided to provide prefabricated structure to them. A meeting was held under the chairmanship of UT Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar in this regard here today.

Buying wood for cremation may go private
Mohali, January 23
The Municipal Council is planning to privatise the work of purchasing wood for the cremation ground because the Department of Local Government stayed the execution of important works now and then.

BJP protest against ‘Slumdog’
Chandigarh, January 23
The local unit of colony cell of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against the English movie, “Slumdog Millionaire”, and burnt the posters at Centra Mall, here this evening.

Activists of colony cell of the BJP protest against “Slumdog Millionaire” in the front of Centra Mall, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Activists of colony cell of the BJP protest against “Slumdog Millionaire” in the front of Centra Mall, Chandigarh

3 more LPG filling stations soon
Chandigarh, January 23
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to open three more LPG-filling stations as there is going to be a complete ban auto-rickshaws run on the petrol and diesel from August 31 onwards

Water impure in Baltana
Zirakpur, January 23
Residents of Baltana village and Punjab Modern Complex complained today that water provided by the water supply department, Zirakpur, are impure and smelling foul.

262 vehicles challaned
Chandigarh, January 23
The joint inspection team consisting of state transport authority (STA) and traffic police issued challans to 262 vehicles under various offences today.

e-Sampark centres
Chandigarh, January 23
The department of information technology, Chandigarh Administration, has been playing a key role by offering varied public utility services at one place -- e-Sampark centres.


Syndicate to discuss student’s welfare issues
Chandigarh, January 23
Long pending issues of the student’s welfare would be taken up in the first syndicate meeting of elected members of the Panjab University scheduled to be held on January 25.

From PU
44 attend social science workshop
Chandigarh, January 23
The advanced training workshop on the relevance and use of qualitative methods in social science research, organised by the ICSSR northwestern regional centre, concluded at campus here today.

From Schools
Patriotic spirit grips schools
Mohali, January 23
To commemorate Republic Day, the Mohali branch of Shivalik Public School organised a colourful programme. Principal Satwant Kaur Bedi stressed the inculcation of true patriotic feelings among the students and urged the Shivalikans to be honest, truthful, dutiful and devoted to the cause of national integration.

Education secretary visits city colleges
Chandigarh, January 23
The Union Territory home-cum-technical education secretary Ram Niwas, yesterday paid surprise visits to various technical and educational institutes in the city.


Ambika Soni to visit Morinda tomorrow
Kharar, January 23
Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will pay obeisance at "Sati Mata Temple" at Lubangarh village near Khizrabad in Mohali falling under Morinda assembly constituency and join the fair which is an annual feature at the temple.

SBoP honours bravery award winners
Patiala, January 23
State Bank of Patiala conferred the National Bravery Awards-2008 on 20 children at a function held at Delhi. Anil Bhatnagar, general manager (planning & development) of State Bank of Patiala, honoured the awardees and lauded the brave spirit of the children who risked their lives to save others.

Seminar on recent trends in chemistry
Patiala, January 23
Dr Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, emphasised upon the need of public-private partnership to enhance the scope of scientific research, its applications and uses for the welfare of the humanity.

Seminar on climate protection
Patiala, January 23
The Government Inservice Training Centre, Patiala, today organised a seminar on “Protect Climate-Reduce Carbon Footprints” under the National Environment Awareness campaign in State College of Education.

5-year-old raped, accused held
Kharar, January 23
A five-years-old daughter of a migrant labourer was raped in Chanalon, Kurali. The child's neighbour, 23-year-old Rajesh Bharti, raped her when her parents had gone to thier work. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon.

Strike by ITI students
Rajpura, January 23
A large number of students of ITI Rajpura today observed a strike in the college against the defacement of Jallianwala Bagh. The students alleged that the bullet marks in the bagh are being erased by a committee presided over by the Prime Minister of India.

Conference on managing technology
Banur, January 23
A conference on managing technology for organisational excellence was held today at Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes.

Legal help camps
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 23
The micro legal awareness camps will be held at Fatehgarh Sahib by the legal services authority.

PSEB fines villagers
Rajpura, January 23
The PSEB today imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on villagers during a surprise checking in Balsuan and Parao villages. The enforcement wing of the board found 11 tampered meters out of 15 houses in Balsuan village.


Zirakpur-Parwanoo Road
NHAI slacking off on projects: HC
Chandigarh, January 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court believes the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is apparently interested in obstructing the execution of projects for reasons best know to it.

HC allows plea to cut decaying trees
Chandigarh, January 23
The problem faced by residents in getting decaying trees chopped have come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s scanner.


Duping Jeweller
Cops clueless; sketches of accused released
Panchkula, January 23
Getting no breakthrough in the loot of gold worth Rs 32 lakh, the police released the sketches of one of the accused here today. The turbaned accused sporting a beard in his late twenties had introduced himself as Ashish to the jeweller while talking on the phone.

Complainant accuses police of inaction
Chandigarh, January 23
A Sector-44 resident accused the the Chandigarh police of failure to take action in a case of burglary committed at his residence three days ago.

Husband, in-laws booked for dowry
Chandigarh, January 23
On a complaint filed by Meena Sehgal, a resident of Sector 41, the police has booked husband Rajiv Bajaj and in-laws, all residents of Mohali, for harassment for dowry.

Cyclist dies in accident
Zirkapur, January 23
A cyclist died in a road accident on the Zirakpur-Derabassi Highway on this afternoon. According to the police, a 55-years-old person was killed when a speeding car hit him from rear.

Doctor deposes in Inderjit murder case
Chandigarh, January 23
The statement of Dr Harpal Singh in the Inderjit Singh murder case was recorded in the CBI special court of Jagdeep Jain today.


National roller hockey and inline hockey meet
High five for Chandigarh
Chandigarh, January 23
Inline hockey, which has been introduced in the national for the first time this year, witnessed one-sided matches on the second day of the 46th National Roller Hockey and Inline Hockey Championship underway at KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, on Friday.

Players of Chandigarh during their inline hockey league match against J&K at KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Players of Chandigarh during their inline hockey league match against J&K at KB DAV skating rink, Sector 7, Chandigarh

Qatar Masters
Jeev slips to tied 36th slot
Chandigarh, January 23
Jeev Milkha Singh played an even par 72 to slip to tied 36th slot at two under par 142 at the midway stage of the $ 25 lakh Qatar Masters European Tour event at Doha Golf Club in Qatar today.

Kang fires best card to finish tied second
Chandigarh, January 23
Harjinder Singh Kang returned the best card of the day, a one over par 72, to finish tied second at 16 over par 300, nine strokes behind Abhishek Jha who clinched the LG Western India Amateur Golf title at the Poona Golf Club in Pune today.

Karamsar college beat GPC
Chandigarh, January 23
Government College, Karamsar, got the better of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, by 58 runs in a knock out match during the ongoing Panjab University Inter College Cricket (men) B-Division Championship here today on the PU grounds.

Sukhjinder of Government College, Karamsar, plays a shot during a match at Panjab University grounds on Friday. A Tribune photograph
Sukhjinder of Government College, Karamsar, plays a shot during a match at Panjab University grounds

Tanishk beats Bakar
Chandigarh, January 23
K Tanishk (BSNL) edged past Rohit Bakar (AJECB) 21-10, 21-18 in the men singles semifinals during the Inter-Institutional Badminton Tournament of All India Electricity Control Board being held at badminton hall, Sector 42.

TT academy launched at school
Mohali, January 23
Millennium School launched its table tennis academy being supported by Stag International, Asia’s largest table tennis company, to promote table tennis in the region, here today.

BSNL claim top honours in badminton
Chandigarh, January 23
BSNL bagged the overall championship after beating All-India Electricity Sports Control Board 3-1 in the men’s section and LIC 2-0 in women’s section during the All-India Inter-Institutional Badminton Championship held at badminton hall, Sector 42.


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