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Fog trips grid, paralyses life
Hits road, rail, air traffic; blackout in city, peripheral towns
Chandigarh, January 2
Passengers wait for a train at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. Chandigarh and its peripheral towns plunged into darkness in the wee hours on Saturday as the northern grid collapsed due to thick fog, affecting rail, air and road traffic.

Passengers wait for a train at the Chandigarh railway station on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Snag in thermal power plants
Fog hits normal life

Baba Pritpal finally in police net
Chandigarh, January 2
Baba Pritpal Singh After being on the run for months, proclaimed offender Baba Pritpal Singh today landed in the Chandigarh Police net at Machiwara in Ludhiana this evening. The Chandigarh Police had been facing music at the Punjab and Haryana High Court for the past over four months for not being able to nab Baba Pritpal Singh, the chairman of the Shiromani Sant Khalsa International Foundation, Gur Sagar Sahib (Jheel Wala) Kaimbwala village.


Nihangs perform gatka during a procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Another victory for Ruchika case crusader
Chandigarh, January 2
For the crusader family of Anand Prakash, who is in the forefront of fighting for justice for Ruchika, a victory back home seems to have gone unnoticed.

Ruchika Case
Admn to question classteacher
Chandigarh, January 2
The fact finding inquiry marked into the case of alleged under pressure expulsion of Ruchika Girhotra by Scared Heart School, Sector 26, took a new turn today with UT administration now looking forward to question her classteacher.

Kalka MLA kin booked for attempt to murder
Panchkula, January 2
The police has booked nephew of Pardeep Chaudhary, Kalka MLA, in an attempt to murder case.


Heart attacks rise as mercury dips
Chandigarh, January 2
Dipping mercury is bound to increase the risk of heart attacks, particularly those suffering from high blood pressure. City-based cardiologists say the rate of attacks increase during winter, as low temperature increases blood pressure and put more strain on the heart.

Zirakpur MC to complete sewerage system this year
Zirakpur, January 2
Deprived of the basic amenities like sewerage, water supply and metalled roads, Zirakpur residents hope that 2010 will be more eventful as MC officials claimed that they would meet the targets this year.

Ru-Ba-Ru with playwright Dr Atamjit
Chandigarh, January 2
“Neither a mystic, nor an idealist, but a realistic playwright, Dr Atamjit, with his vision and passion, lifted the Punjabi theatre to a spectacular level of International recognition. His befitting decoration with the coveted Rashtriya Sahitya Academy award on his latest book “Tatti Tavi Da Sach”, is an honour to the Punjabi drama and literature. Commented thespian Neelam Man Singh, amidst adulatory applause at a programme with Dr Atamjit organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademy here today.

New Year Celebrations
Cultural festivities take centrestage
Chandigarh, January 2
“Nit nayi iss baras sabko khushiyan milein, charon janib (sides) masarrat (bliss) ki kaliyan khilein”, the essence of this couplet by Urdu poet Rajender Rehbar remained the main attraction of all cultural functions held in the city.

Biting cold was no deterrent to tourists who came out in large numbers to visit Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Biting cold was no deterrent to tourists who came out in large numbers to visit Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Rally to raise awareness on traffic rules
Chandigarh, January 2
To promote wearing of helmet among women riders, a scooter rally for girl students was organised by the Chandigarh traffic police as part of its 21st National Road Safety Week-2010 here today.

Illegal structures demolished
Chandigarh, January 2
A number of illegal structures, including two religious and certain concrete settlements, were demolished by a team of the enforcement wing of the Chandigarh administration at Hallo Majra here today.


Master plan to decongest Patiala roads
MC proposes to declare some roads one-way
Patiala, January 2
In what may be termed as a much-required initiative to decongest city roads, the Patiala Municipal Corporation has drafted a master plan to regulate the traffic movement within the municipal limits.

Encroachments around bus stand bane of residents
Patiala, January 2
Encroachments around the main bus stand here have become a regular feature here. Every one seems to notice this menace but the Municipal Corporation seems to be dragging its feet in taking action against the encroachers.

One killed in head-on collision
Dera Bassi, January 2
On day one of the New Year, a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a tractor trolley on the perilous stretch on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road left one person killed and another injured.

250 students get woollens
Ambala, January 2
SGN Polytechnic, Chourmastpur, distributed woollen jerseys to 250 needy students of Government Primary School in a function here today.

Sub-treasury office hangs fire
Bassi Pathana, January 2
Though the government has allotted furniture, computer and other infrastructure for the Sub-Treasury Office to be started at the subdivision headquarters, but the office is yet to start. The representatives of various social, religious and political organisations have been

Cyclist killed in mishap
Lalru, January 2
A 32-year-old cyclist died after being hit by a speeding car near Jharmal river on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway here this afternoon. The deceased was identified as Murari Lal, a resident of Panchkula. He was working as a painter.

Bank staff to give memo to Mukherjee
Patiala, January 2
The All-India Punjab and Sind Bank Officers Union held a meeting here in which they showed their anguish against the management for dismissals, transfers of the employees.

Defence pension adalat gets good response
Patiala, January 2
The 96th Defence Pension Adalat concluded recently. The Pension Adalat received a good response from the pensioners from in and around Patiala.


High Court
Cricket event organisers told to be unbiased
Chandigarh, January 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the organisers of cricketing events, coaches and others at the helm of affairs, to play a fair game; and not to “give preferential treatment to their own wards”.


Man held for molestation
Chandigarh, January 2
Sanjay Singh, a resident of Darwa village, near Chandigarh, was arrested for abducting and molesting a minor girl yesterday. A case has been registered at the Industrial Area police station on the complaint of the victim’s father.


Gold Cup Cricket
Greenfield Academy, GNPS in final
Chandigarh, January 2
Greenfield Cricket Academy will clash with GNPS and CCA in the final of the first Under-13 BTS Gold Cup Cricket Tournament organised by BTS Cricket Academy at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

Saint Soldier Trophy
Sourav fashions CM Eleven win
Chandigarh, January 2
In a closely contested match Sourav’s 76 helped CM Eleven beat MCM by four wickets in Saint Soldier Trophy at Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, here today.

Garry Singh falls on the court during a match of the Chandigarh ITF World Ranking Junior Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Atul beats Garry in tennis tourney
Chandigarh, January 2
Atul Sri Patel (CLTA) won against Garry Singh Amor, trainee of CLTA, in a marathon battle on a cold day at Chandigarh ITF World Ranking Junior Tennis Tournament being organised at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts here today.

Garry Singh falls on the court during a match of the Chandigarh ITF World Ranking Junior Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Amrinder has PU’s best physique
Chandigarh, January 2
Amrinder Singh of DAV College, Chandigarh, has been declared as Mr Panjab University in the PU Best Physique Championship, which concluded here today.


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