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Financier’s Murder
Whiskey nabbed from Khanna
Chandigarh, December 11
The police today arrested Davinder Singh, alias Whiskey, the prime accused in the murder of Sector 20 financier, Harjinder Singh Dhillon, on November 25.Confirming the development, DSP (CID) Satbir Singh said Whiskey was nabbed from Khanna.He refused to divulge the details about his arrest. 

New CHB schemes for Sectors 52, 53 & 54
Chandigarh, December 11
In a significant development, after clearing various hurdles in developing new housing in Sector 63, the Chandigarh Housing Board has finalised details of new projects in Sectors 52, 53 and 54. A total of 90 acres have been identified for different housing schemes, mostly apartments, in these three sectors.


2 killed in accident on Ambala highway
Lalru, December 11
Two women were killed and three others injured in a road accident near Handesra village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway here this afternoon.

1,500 cops deployed for T20 match
Mohali, December 11
About 1,500 policemen have been posted in and around the PCA stadium, the venue of the India-Sri Lanka cricket match, on December 12. Besides, 80 close circuit television cameras will keep an eye on the movement of visitors at the stadium as well at the six parking lots. The police has also set up control rooms to monitor the images captured by the CCTVs, which were earlier installed only at the stadium’s entrances.

Sri Lankan players Sanath Jayasuriya comes out of a hotel; and (right) Muttaiah Muralidharan at Sector 17in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photos: Pravesh Chauhan

Rock Garden
25 foreign artists to donate artworks
Chandigarh, December 11
As many as 25 artists from Europe and the US will donated their artworks to Nek Chand’s Rock Garden.


Gudoo’s crusade against NRI brides’ plight
Chandigarh, December 11
Jagdip Singh, who was one of the pioneers of reforms in examination system and hostel rules of Panjab University in late 70s and early 80s, is back here with yet another social cause.
Tiny tots of Kids R Kids perform at the annual function in Chandigarh on Friday.
Tiny tots of Kids R Kids perform at the annual function in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Rishab leaves audience awestruck
Chandigarh, December 11
He had to virtually stretch his arm and fingers to touch the upper notes of sitar, but enthused with the considerable confidence, child prodigy Rishab Seen, created a spell at the Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.

Delay in release of pay scale discussed
Chandigarh, December 11
To discuss delay in the release of revised pay scales by the Chandigarh administration, a meeting of Non-Teaching Employees’ Federation-aided Colleges, Chandigarh, was held here today.

UGC-NET roll numbers dispatched
Chandigarh, December 11
Roll numbers of all candidates appearing in the UGC-NET examination to be held on December 27 have already been dispatched, according to information provided by the Panjab University authorities.

Book released 
Chandigarh, December 11
The fifth book of Dr Ranjay Vardhan titled “European Union manifesto and other essays: A model to overcome recession and making a new world power” was released by Prof Sherry Sabbarwal, chairperson, department of sociology, Panjab University, at the Seminar Hall here yesterday.

Martyrs’ gallery at Sec-33 park soon
Chandigarh, December 11
The municipal corporation will develop a martyrs’ gallery at Sector 33 park soon.

Conference of PR society begins
Chandigarh, December 11
Appreciating the efforts made by the Public Relation Society of India (PRSI) and building public opinion on various issues of national and social importance, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today inaugurated the three-day 31st All-India Public Relations Conference here today.

Residents oppose construction of parking
Chandigarh, December 11
Residents of cheap houses of Sector 19, in a representation to MC Commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria, today claimed that the area selected for the construction of a community parking was actually earmarked for the construction of a green belt.

Rs 2-cr estimate for parking lots
Mohali, December 12
With residents expressing unhappiness for a long time over the poor state of parking lots in front of markets here, the municipal council has decided to swing into action at last and has prepared estimates of over Rs 2 crore for the work.

Sweeper commits suicide
Chandigarh, December 11
Satyawan, a sweeper at Punjab’s accountant general office, was found hanging at his Sector-41 residence here today.

Additional charge for SDM (south)
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh administration has given the charge of the registering and licensing authority, the adult education and the Red Cross to SDM (south) Prerna Puri in addition to her own duties. 

Robbers strike again
This time at dairy
Panchkula, December 11
After a lull of about three weeks, robbers struck again and took away Rs 40,000 from a dairy shop at Maheshpur village here today. It was on November 24 when Rs 18 lakh were robbed from an electricity board office at Industrial Area.

Suicide victim’s father says it was murder
Mohali, December 11
The family of 25- year-old Parvesh Wadhwa, a resident of Sector 66 who reportedly committed suicide yesterday, alleged today that he had been murdered and that he could not have committed suicide. The victim, who worked at an insurance company, was found hanging in his house after reportedly being beaten up when he visited the house of a woman at Phase X. He was said to be in an inebriated state when he allegedly ended his life.

Community centre inaugurated at Sec 35
Chandigarh, December 11
Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Municipal Commissioner, dedicated a community centre to public at Sector 35.The centre is developed on 0.9 acre with the cost of Rs 42.63 lakh.The ground floor of community centre consists entrance foyer, office, bridal room, hall, gym, lobby, card room, meeting room, snack bar, kitchen, library and a staircase to the first floor.

Traffic diversion
Chandigarh, December 11
Due to work on strengthening of roads, the vehicular traffic on junction 53 between Sector 31, Industrial Area (Phase II), Sector 47 and Kalibari Mandir will remain closed from December 12 to 15. 

PG Accommodation
Violation of rules worries welfare body
Chandigarh, December 11
The Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC) today expressed concern at the mushrooming illegal paying guest (PG) accommodations in the city.


UGC Committee Visit
PU prepares report on budgetary deficit
Chandigarh, December 11
Ahead of the visit of the University Grants Commission (UGC) committee in Panjab University, the process of calculating the actual deficit of the annual budget has already begun.

Rumours rife over principal’s resignation
Chandigarh, November 11
After a series of taxing incidents in Government College of Arts, Sector 10, reports of the resignation of college principal Manohar Lal have surfaced today.

Attendance, exam result via SMS 
Chandigarh, December 11
Students of Panjab University can now access their result via SMS. Not just this, they can also view their competitors’ result through the new method devised by the students and faculty of the university.


Pbi varsity to revamp depts
Patiala, December 11
To spread the message of “universal brotherhood” and philosophy of “fulfilment of life” among people across the country, Punjabi University will soon draw a “road-map” for the purpose and revamp its departments. Expressing these views at a valedictory function of the two-day national seminar on “Guru Granth Sahib: Global sarokaar” (Sikh scripture and its global perspective), Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh said it was unfortunate that people of native areas of Bhagat Kabir were not aware of religious writings in Guru Granth Sahib.

Awareness campaign for villagers
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 11
An awareness camp was organised for residents of Suhavi village, wherein, the water supply and sanitation department asked them to keep their water tanks clean

Ex-husband throws acid on woman
Rajpura, December 11
Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Mirch Mandi, sustained 70 per cent burns when her ex-husband threw acid on her here today.

Gian Sagar college excels in poster contest
Banur, December 11
Students of Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy won first position in the poster-making competition held at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, on the occasion of World Disability Week.

Unidentified body found
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 11
The body of an unidentified man has been found near Bahadurgarh village. The deceased seemed to be in his thirties.

Swine flu claims one life
Kalka, December 11
Swine flu has claimed the life of a woman at a village near Surajpur, close to National Highway 22, in the subdivision.

Two hurt as mobike hits cycle
Lalru, December 11
A cyclist was injured when he was hit by a speeding motorcyclist near Sarsini village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway today.

Rs 2 lakh snatched
Kharar, December 11
Two motorcyclists snatched Rs 2 lakh from Harminder Singh, an elderly transporter, near the grain market here.

Body found hanging from tree
Kharar, December 11
The body of a man was found hanging from a tree along the Kharar-Chandigarh stretch of the NH-21, opposite Christian School, here this morning.

Traffic rules to be implemented strictly: DC
Ambala, December 11
Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Saro said the traffic rules in the district would be implemented strictly. He also asked the Superintendent of Police to take action against the violators of traffic rules.

Computer parts, liquor stolen
Ambala, December 11
Thieves decamped with computer parts worth Rs 4 lakh from a computer shop at Vikas Vihar, Ambala City, last late night. The owner of the shop came to know about the theft when he came to open the shop this morning and found that locks of the shutters broken. He said 55 UPSs, 4 CPUs, 8 hard discs, 12 printers and other computer parts were found missing from the shop. The police registered a case.

Photojournalist killed in accident
Ambala, December 11
A senior cameraman with a TV channel, Manjeet Singh, died in an accident on the GT Road near Ambala Cantonment late last evening. He was coming from Delhi and was on the way to Chandigarh on his scooter.

1 held with 6.4-kg marijuana
Kharar, December 11
The police has arrested one person with 6.4 kg marijuana.

Ambala City bus stand to be constructed soon
Ambala, December 11
The bus stand of Ambala City, which is running under a tin shed for the past five years will be constructed at some new site soon. After the demolition of the old building, the new building was not constructed, as the site was not finalised.

BSNL introduces pre-paid broadband service
Patiala, December 11
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced pre-paid broadband service in Punjab.

52 students to be sent abroad
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 11 
Fiftytwo students of the CIIS are ready to join their parent universities and colleges abroad after completing their first-year course here.


Consumer Courts
Claim for medical negligence rejected
Chandigarh, December 11
Contrary to the allegations of a complainant, the District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has rejected a claim of Rs 4.5 lakh for medical negligence by the ESIC Model Hospital, Industrial Area, Chandigarh.


Assault Case
Protest over police inaction
Chandigarh, December 11
Accusing the police of inaction in an assault case, a local BSP leader and his supporters staged a protest outside the Burail police post here today.

Thieves strike at ashram, house
Chandigarh, December 11
Thieves struck at a religious place and a house in Ram Darbar, here.

Man arrested with 15-kg poppy husk
Mohali, December 11
The Sohana police today arrested Goldy Kumar, accused of inter-state smuggling of poppy husk, near Safipur village here and seized 15 kg of contraband from his possession.


CRPF players on a roll
The ongoing 9th All-India Police Water Sports Championship at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Friday. Chandigarh, December 11
Players from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) continued to dominate the proceedings in the 9th All-India Police Water Sports Championship at Sukhna Lake here today.In the single scull 500 metres category, M Anthony Singh of the CRPF bagged the first position, followed by Gyarsi Lal of the ITBP and Lachhman Singh of Punjab.

The ongoing 9th All-India Police Water Sports Championship at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Qualifying matches from today
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) is hosting the All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Talent Series Tennis Tournament in the boys and girls’ under-14 and under-18 categories.

Karate meet from Dec 25
Chandigarh, December 11
The 14th Sub-junior, Junior and Senior National Karate Championships will be held at Navi, Mumbai, from December 25 to 27.

Bodybuilding tourneyon December 20
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Amateur Bodybuilding Association (CABBA) is organising the Alchemist 9th inter-club, 16th sub-junior and 19th junior Mr Chandigarh Bodybuilding Championship on December 20 at DAV College, Sector 10, here.

TT meet for hearing impaired
Chandigarh, December 11
The Punjab Deaf and Dumb Sports Association has today organised the 16th National Table TennisChampionship for hearing impairedat the Table Tennis Hall,Sector 23, here.


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