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Property dealer murdered
Body found from canal; 4 held
Mohali, February 11
The police has recovered the body of Harvinder Singh, a property dealer and a resident of Phase I, Mohali, from a canal near Neelon today evening.

Factionalism to fore in UT Police
Chandigarh, February 11
Investigations into the drug racket involving former Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chandigarh, Saji Mohan has once again brought to fore factionalism within the Chandigarh Police.

Phasing out of diesel autos
RTI reply lands STA in dock
Chandigarh, February 11
A reply under RTI has put the State Transport Authority (STA) in a catch-22 situation. Judicial magistrate first class has served summons to the Secretary, STA, Chandigarh, in a case related to the orders of phasing out of diesel-driven autorickshaws after August 31, 2009, while replacing them with LPG/battery-driven ones.

‘Obscene’ pictures of HPCC members on e-mails
Chandigarh, February 11
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has lodged a complaint with the Chandigarh Police alleging that someone has circulated obnoxious e-mails containing morphed pictures of its president, two former presidents and the state education minister.

Foreigner’s bag snatched in Sec 17
Chandigarh, February 11
Two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a bag of a foreign tourist here this evening in Sector 17. According to the police, a group of foreigners from Baghdad was walking in Sector 17, when motorcyclists struck a woman member of the group carrying the bag.



Hope for better life a dream for them

Chandigarh, February 11
Aloofness and social isolation are the gifts of “development” in post-modern world. More than half of homeless people in the city beautiful do not have any friends and almost everybody agrees that they have lost all hope for a better life.

People sleep in the corridor of Sector 23 Market. A Tribune photograph

People sleep in the corridor of Sector 23 Market

Society in a fix over member’s status
Chandigarh, February 11
Who is Major Singh? This is the query which has been puzzling members of the Blood Donors House Building Society, Sector 50, Chandigarh. If some members of the society are to be believed, all dues of the flat in the name of "Major Singh" have been paid by them and they are still clueless about this mysterious person, who reportedly, has been shown as a member of the society but has never appeared in person till date.

DEATH TRAP: Naked wires in an electric junction on the road dividing Sector 7 and 8 in Chandigarh
Naked wires in an electric junction on the road dividing Sector 7 and 8 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Police forms SIT to nab drug peddler
Panchkula, February 11
Following the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court to arrest a convict under the NDPS Act, the district police not only has formed a special investigation team, it has proposed to announce a reward for the information leading to his arrest.

UPSC, UT to finalise rules for gazetted posts
Chandigarh, February 11
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) selections in Chandigarh are set to be streamlined. The Chandigarh Administration and the UPSC have finally decided to get down to business and finalise rules for the scores of appointments at middle level in the city.

MC panel chief elected unopposed
Chandigarh, February 11
With parliamentary elections barely two months away, political pressures have already started mounting. So much so that even the committees constituted under the Municipal Corporation are also not untouched by political shades with the chairpersons of the enforcement committee and road committee declared elected unopposed.

Punjab to strengthen public transport system
Mohali, February 11
The Punjab government has decided to strengthen the public transport system in order to minimise the use of private vehicles so that pollution and traffic congestion could be reduced on roads, said Transport Minister Master Mohan Lal.

‘One-The part of Two’, a poignant play
Chandigarh, February 11
A perfect presentation of Hindi play “One - The Part of Two” gave a majestic start to the first ever five-day-long “Katha Manchan-2009” theatre festival at the Randhawa auditorium, here today.

Artistes enact a play during the theatre festival in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Artistes enact a play during the theatre festival in Chandigarh

Sufi spell at kala kendra
Chandigarh, February 11
The Pracheen Kala Kendra today presented a Sufiana spell by young maestro, Neelay Khan, at its auditorium here today. The audience relished the splendour of mysticism.

Film fest from March 20
Chandigarh, February 11
The Punjab International Film Festival (PIFF), earlier scheduled from February 13 to 15, will now be held from March 20 to 22 at Mohali.

A Sikh devotee performs a gatka during a nagar kirtan to mark the birth anniversary of Sahibzada Ajit Singh, son of Guru Gobind Singh, at Mohali
A Sikh devotee performs a gatka during a nagar kirtan to mark the birth anniversary of Sahibzada Ajit Singh, son of Guru Gobind Singh, at Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

2 cops suspended for misbehaviour
Chandigarh, February 11
The Chandigarh Police today placed under suspension two constables who were arrested at the Howrah railway station for allegedly creating ruckus.

Mascarenhas Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh diocese
Chandigarh, February 11
Rev. Fr. Ignatius Loyola Mascarenhas has been appointed as the new Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh diocese, by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, yesterday.

INLD rally in Chandigarh today
Panchkula, February 11
Thousands of INLD workers reached the town to participate in the Jan Aakrosh Yatra rally scheduled to be held at Chandigarh tomorrow. The rally will be led by Indian National Lok Dal general secretary Ajay Singh Chautala.


A student delivers a lecture on the event ‘Students’ Power Nation’s Power’ at Panjab University in Chandigarh
A student delivers a lecture on the event ‘Students’ Power Nation’s Power’ at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Special children from Bhavan Vidalaya School dance at a restaurant in Sector 35, Chandigarh
Special children from Bhavan Vidalaya School dance at a restaurant in Sector 35, Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

PU fails to refund fee on time
NRI, Industry-sponsored students
Chandigarh, February 11
The Panjab University authorities are reportedly delaying in reimbursing the fee of the NRI-sponsored and Industry-sponsored students of the law department.

Seminar on economic crisis at PU
Chandigarh, February 11
The Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi, and Consumers Association, Chandigarh, have organised a seminar on “Global Financial Crisis - Impact on Consumers” at Golden Jubilee Conference Hall, Punjab University, here today.

Youth fest kicks off today
Chandigarh, February 11
The youth welfare department, Panjab University, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, will be hosting a five-day 4th South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) from February 12, 2009, on its campus.

Science Congress from Feb 26
Chandigarh, February 11
Panjab University is holding a three-day Chandigarh Science Congress from February 26. In a joint natural history outreach venture, the departments of Anthropology, Botany, Geology and Zoology invite all to have a feeling of Charles Darwin and the methods and philosophy of sciences dealing with natural history.

DAV holds seminar on VOIP
Chandigarh, February 11
DAV College, Sector 10, organised a UGC-sponsored seminar on “Use of VOIP in education” here today.

Shatakshee wins speech contest
Chandigarh, February 11
The ABVP organised a speech competition on topics “Corruption in India” and “Terrorism in India” today at Panjab University. About 30 participants took part in this competition from different departments.


Ambala MC to cover more villages
Ambala, February 11
After more than three decades of its existence, the limits of the Ambala Cantt (Sadar) Municipal Committee will increase from 6.33 square km to 24.24 square kilometres. A notification to this regard has been issued on January 30.

Community police centre stone laid
Ropar, February 11
MP Avinash Rai Khanna laid the foundation stone of the Community Police Resource Centre (CPRC), here today. While addressing a gathering at the occasion, he said the need of the hour was to have a transparent police functioning without any prejudices or bias.

Villagers seek widening of road
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 11
People from various villages on the GT Road, Sirhind to Sanipur village, demanded widening of 30-km stretch, which is a lifeline to around 25 villages.

Importance of water quality discussed
Ambala, February 11
A workshop on the surveillance of the water quality was conducted by Haryana Public Health Engineering Division, Ambala, at Kesari village.

Students take out rally on climate change
Patiala, February 11
The students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law organised a mass awareness rally regarding the harmful effects of climate change, here today.

Joint campus placement drive at Kharar college
Kharar, February 11
Diplast Plastics Ltd visited Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology today for conducting campus interviews of students of MBA (marketing), mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and diploma engineering students.

Incubator Deaths
Judge to set up camp office on Feb 23
Patiala, February 11
KC Gupta, a former judge at Punjab and Haryana High Court, who is enquiring into the recent deaths of six infants in the phototherapy unit of the Government Rajindra Hospital, will be setting up his camp office at the local Circuit House on February 23.


Delay in filing appeals
HC unhappy with CBI’s tardy approach
Chandigarh, February 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court believes senior officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are apparently not taking interest in ensuring timely filing of appeals.

High Court
Forum for justice
Chandigarh, February 11
“Advocates forum for justice” was today floated in the high court for securing the “ends of justice in the right spirit and manner”.

3 acquitted in rape case
Chandigarh, February 11
Additional District and Sessions judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi today acquitted three persons of kidnapping and raping a minor.


Man hurt in accident
Chandigarh, February 11
The police registered a case on the complaint filed by Raj Pal, a resident of Sector 19, alleging that a driver of an unidentified vehicle sped away after hitting him at the rotary of Sectors 18-19-20-21 on February 9.

Son of HC judge goes missing
Chandigarh, February 11
Son of a Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Saurabh (20) has gone missing under mysterious circumstances since last night. It is learnt that Saurabh had left his home in Sector 24 last night without informing anyone.

Kid knocked down by Scorpio
Chandigarh, February 11
A one-and-a-half-year-old girl was killed in a road accident after being knocked down by a speeding Mahindra Scorpio in Khudda Lahora village on Tuesday.

Woman attempts suicide, rescued
Chandigarh, February 11
Suspecting the husband was involved with someone, a 24-year-old woman allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Baltera village yesterday.

Youth booked for raping minor
Panchkula, February 11
The district police has booked a 25-year-old youth allegedly for kidnapping and raping a minor girl at Raipur Rani here today. The accused has been identified as Manmohan, a resident of Samlehri village.

Man booked for employing 9-yr-old
Panchkula, February 11
In an incident of employing and exploiting minor domestic help, the local police has booked a resident of Sector 15 here today.


Satyawan beats Tarsem
Panchkula, February 11
Satyawan got the better of Tarsem in 48-kg weight category in a quarterfinal match of the 41st Haryana State Senior Boxing Championship, held at the Sector 3 sports complex here today. In other matches of the category, Satish Solanki beat Neeraj, and Zile Singh thrashed Sandeep.
Karamjit (left) and Raj Kumar during a match at Sector 3 sports complex in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Karamjit (left) and Raj Kumar during a match at Sector 3 sports complex in Chandigarh

Ruchika, Kiran shine in yoga meet
Chandigarh, February 11
Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Sector 36, grabbed 713.5 points, to lift the Panjab University Inter College Yoga (Women) C-Division Championship for the session 2008-09 here on PU campus today.

Harendra climbs up to tied 8th slot
Chandigarh, February 11
Harendra P Gupta shot an eagle as he carded a three under par 69 card to climb up the ladder to tied eighth position at three under 141 at the midway stage of the Rs 30 lakh prize money Solaris Chemtech Open Golf Championship on the par-72 Golden Greens in Gurgaon today.


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