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Bookstores sell AIEEE forms at premium
Chandigarh, December 8
A thriving racket in the sale of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) forms at city bookstores today came to light after hundreds of engineering students returned disappointed today from the Sector 17 branch of Syndicate Bank, the only authorised bank to sell these forms. There the bank staff told them that the forms were “out of stock”.
A bookstore at Sector 34, Chandigarh, illegally selling forms of a competitive examination. A bookstore at Sector 34, Chandigarh, illegally selling forms of a competitive examination. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Dowry accused wants in-laws booked, too
Chandigarh, December 8
A man accused of seeking dowry today sought action against his in-laws for giving him dowry.

Police scripts success story, but only in petty crime
Chandigarh, December 8
The UT administration today released police success figures on drug peddling, illegal weapon cases, liquor smuggling and gambling, quoting nearly 100 per cent success rate in cracking these cases.

Child’s body found in furnace
Zirakpur, December 8
The body of a five-year-old child was found under mysterious circumstances in the brick-kiln located at Nabha Sahib village, on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway, late last night.

Toothless MC - II
Hedge violators have it easy
Chandigarh, December 8
The MC is powerless to take action against violators of the hedge and fences policy in the city. All it can do is issue show-cause notices for encroaching on government land.


Admn promotes southern sectors at auction
Chandigarh, December 8
In a bid to bridge the north-south divide, the Chandigarh administration has decided to promote southern sectors in a big way through the auction of a large number of residential and commercial sites on December 16 and 17.

Financier’s Murder
Victim had sought police help
Chandigarh, December 8
Had the police not ignored the threat perception complaint lodged by Harjinder Singh Dhillon about five months ago before he was allegedly killed by Davinder Singh, alias Whiskey, his life would have been saved.

Cancer survivor and cancer-afflicted children perform a dance organised by the Cancer Sahayata Sahyog in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Cancer survivor and cancer-afflicted children perform a dance organised by the Cancer Sahayata Sahyog in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Three more die of swine flu
Chandigarh, December 8
Three men — one from Chandigarh and two belonging to Punjab -- died of swine flu here today. Meanwhile, five fresh cases have also been reported.

Rodrigues for focus on public utility services
Chandigarh, December 8
UT Administrator SF Rodrigues yesterday reviewed the progress of various development projects, including the Modern Terminal Market and the Medicity, and asked officers to take further necessary steps for the implementation of these schemes.

Link between Sec 54, 55 road opened
Mohali, December 8
After months of wait, the UT engineering department has opened the link between road separating Sectors 54 and 55 to traffic.

Broken sewerage has residents fuming
Mohali, December 8
Resentment prevailed among residents of Phase XI here today when sewage from a broken sewerage flooded an open area, spreading foul smell in the vicinity.

No-trust motion against MC chief today
Dera Bassi, December 8
Accusing municipal council president Manjit Kaur of not initiating development works on a priority basis, eight councillors will table a no-confidence motion against her at an MC meeting tomorrow.

‘Salesman Ramlal’ reveals plight of ageing parents
Satish Kaushik performs in the play ‘Salesman Ramlal’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, December 8
Unprecedented rush of theatre buffs outnumbered by admirers of Bollywood stars, actor-director Satish Kaushik and Seema Biswas of Bandit Queen fame thronged the Tagore Theatre much before the Platform Theatre Company, Mumbai, unfolded the 10th edition of their popular production “Salesman Ramlal” in the ongoing TFT Festival.

Satish Kaushik performs in the play ‘Salesman Ramlal’ at the Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

3-minute film contest
‘Nanhi Chidiya’ wins second spot
Chandigarh, December 8
Mad Arts, Jaspal Bhatti film school’s “Nanhi Chidiya”, an animation film on female foeticide, has won the second prize in the Advantage India, the three-minute film competition, organised by 1take Media.

Stone for community parking laid
Chandigarh, December 8
The much awaited project of community parking in Sector 19-D would soon the see the light of the day with the authorities deciding to complete the work within two months. Mayor Kamlesh laid its foundation stone today.

Dispossession stayed
Chandigarh, December 8
A division bench of Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday stayed the dispossession of Kishan Lal Dang of Ferozepur village in Panchkula district till further orders.

CRPF to raise 10 Cobra battalions
Chandigarh, December 8
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will raise 10 Cobra battalions (Commando Battalions for Resolute Action) for countering Left Wing extremism, Naxalites and terrorist activities in the country.

ASC celebrates anniversary
Chandigarh, December 8
The Army Service Corps (ASC), the oldest logistic component of the Indian Army, celebrated its 249th anniversary at the Western Command Headquarters in Chandimandir today.

Community centre inaugurated
Chandigarh, December 8
Adviser to UT Administrator Pradip Mehra yesterday laid the foundation stone of community centre in Sector 22.

PGI prof felicitated
Chandigarh, December 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Advocates Cooperative House Building Society, Sector 49, today felicitated Dr Yash Paul Sharma, additional professor with the department of cardiology at the PGI, for winning the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani National Award 2009.

105 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, December 8
A blood donation camp was organised at St Soldier Paradise Senior Secondary School, Dhakoli. As many as 105 units of blood were donated. Dr Raj Bahadur, director-principal GMCH-32, was the chief guest.


Student council welcomes Centre’s decision
Chandigarh, December 8
The Panjab University students’ council has welcomed the announcement made by Vice-Chancellor, Prof RC Sobti, at the Senate meeting regarding the decision of the Central government to meet 60 per cent of the income-expenditure deficit of the university.

Seminar on ethics in corporate governance
Chandigarh, December 8
A seminar was organised at the ICSSR, Panjab University, today on “Ethics in corporate governance in India” by Aryans Business School (ABS) in association with the Bank of India.

Exams from today
Chandigarh, December 8
The Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, informed that the examinations for the courses of BE, ME, MTech, LLB, BALLB (Hons), MCom, MBACIT, MBE, MEFB and PG diploma in the personnel management and labour welfare, which were scheduled from tomorrow would be conducted according to the date sheets already released. The new dates for the examinations postponed for December 7 and 8 will be notified later. —TNS


Students bring laurels to academy at science fair
Ropar, December 8
Students of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy (SASA), Ropar, brought laurels to the academy by winning top positions in the State School Science Fair-2009 held at Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Ropar.

Foundation to start free ambulance service
Patiala, December 8
The Patiala Health Foundation (USA), Patiala chapter, here announced its decision to introduce a free emergency ambulance service.

PSEB staff, kin stage dharna
Patiala, December 8
On the call given by the Technical Services Union and PSEB Employees Federation, around 20,000 PSEB employees along with their families gathered in front of the PSEB’s head office and protested against privatisation of the board here today.

Flag day celebrated
Patiala, December 8
Armed Forces Flag Day was celebrated here yesterday. Patiala DC Deepinder Singh (IAS) informed about the sacrifices of Punjab soldiers in different wars.

Mobiles worth lakhs robbed from Nokia godown
Security guards drugged at gunpoint
Kharar, December 8
Robbers struck at a Nokia godown in the Badh Majra area on Monday night, decamping with mobile phone handsets worth lakhs of rupees after drugging the three security guards.

The security guards who were drugged at gunpoint; and (right) police officials inspect the scene of robbery at Kharar on Tuesday.
The security guards who were drugged at gunpoint; and (right) police officials inspect the scene of robbery at Kharar on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Woman found dead in train
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 8
The body of an unidentified woman was found in a passenger train on its way from Ambala to Nangal here today.

Dr Bhardwaj is IRIA chief
Patiala, December 8
Professor and head, department of radio diagnosis, Government Medical College, Patiala, Dr Bhardwaj has been elected as the national president of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA). It has been more than 25 years that someone from Punjab/Chandigarh region has been elected to the coveted post of IRIA, having more than 7,000 members.

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 8
Surinder Singh Atapur was elected as chairman of the Cooperative Agriculture Service Society of Chanarthal village.

SBOP extends home loan scheme
Patiala, December 8
Considering the government policy to provide affordable housing for all, the State Bank of Patiala has extended its existing 8 per cent home loan bonanza up to December 31,which was expired on November 30.


SI guilty of graft, brother acquitted
Chandigarh, December 8
The CBI special court of Darshan Singh today convicted a UT cop in a graft case dating back to 2007, but acquitted his brother, also a cop. The court held SI Ashok Kumar guilty under various Sections of the Prevention Corruption Act and acquitted his brother, Surinder Singh, a traffic constable, as no evidence was found against him.


Man held for impersonation
Displayed registration number of Sukhbir’s vehicle
Chandigarh, December 8
The Chandigarh police has arrested a Ludhiana-based man for allegedly displaying a registration number allotted to a private vehicle owned by Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. The accused has been identified as Manminder Singh of Ludhiana, in his mid-twenties. He was flouting his links with the Badals when asked to produce documents of the Tata Safari he was driving on Monday night. The police stopped the vehicle during patrolling on suspicion.

Three convicted of murder
Chandigarh, December 8
A local court today convicted three persons under section 302 of the IPC of murdering a teenager in Sector 7 in 2002.

Law student commits suicide
Mohali, December 8
The body of Priyanka Singh, an LLB student at Army Institute of Law, Sector 69, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room late last night, was handed over to her family after conducting the autopsy at the civil hospital, Phase 6, here today.

11 ganja seized, 2 held
Chandigarh, December 8
The police arrested two Bihar residents and seized over 11 kg ganja from their possession.


Nalini takes one-stroke lead
City's Saaniya tied third in Women's Pro Golf
Sharmila Nicollet of Bangalore in action on the opening day of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Chandigarh, December 8
Sharmila Nicollet, the teenaged big-hitter from Bangalore, fumbled on the opening day as Nalini Singh Siwach carded a seven over par 79 to take a one-stroke lead in the third leg of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour, that got under way on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Sharmila Nicollet of Bangalore in action on the opening day of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Nakul’s bowling exploits see Bhawan through
Panchkula, December 8
An excelling bowling spell by Nakul Sood helped Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, beat Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, by eight runs in the Bhavan Blaster Trophy for under-10 age group played at Bhawan Vidyalaya School, Sector 15, here today.

St Stephen’s, Satluj to lock horns in final today
Panchkula, December 8
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, and Satluj Public School would clash in the final of the Satluj Under-17 Winter Champions Trophy, as the former beat DAV School, Chandigarh, by 61 runs at Satluj Public School grounds, Sector 4, here today.

Double delight for Manav Mangal paddlers
Panchkula, December 8
Manav Mangal School table tennis team clinched the overall trophy in the girls’ under-12 and under-17 category for the second consecutive time in the 43rd Haryana State Inter-District and Open Table Tennis Championship held at Jagadhari.

GCG-42 clinch powerlifting meet
Chandigarh, December 8
Government College for Girls (GCG), Sector 42, won the teamchampionship trophy by obtaining 50 points in the Senior Women

Football trials today
Chandigarh, December 8
The Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) would conduct the selection trials to choose 20 probables for the coaching camp to prepare the state team for participation in the AIFF Under-14 Football Festival to be held at Jamshedpur from January 5 to 15.

Patiala shooters shine
Patiala, December 8
Patiala shooters keeping up their winning spree won seven medals in the Punjab School Inter-District Shooting Championship, which was held at Baba Farid Public School, Faridkot, from December 4 to 6.

Trap shooting trials begin
Patiala, December 8
The selection trials for trap shooting began at the New Moti Bagh Gun Club, Patiala ranges, here today.

Yoga camp concludes
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 8
The four-day yoga camp concluded yesterday at Sirhind. Fifty persons from Sirhind and adjoining areas participated in the camp, which was organised by the Patanjali Yog Samiti, Sirhind.


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