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Woman murdered in Sector 42
Chandigarh, January 17
A widow, Shashi Sharma, living alone on the second floor at house number 1066 in Sector 42 here, was found murdered this evening. The incident came to light when her servant Manglu, who worked at her shop, Sharma Cement Store in the same sector, came to her residence and found the main door locked.

Minorities support Sister Sebastina
Chandigarh, January 17
People from different religions gathered to express solidarity with Sister Sebastina, principal of the Sacred Heart High School, Sector 26, during a prayer meeting at the Christ the King Cathedral, Sector 19, here today.
Students gather at Christ the King Cathedral, Sector 19, to express solidarity with Sister Sebastina in Chandigarh Students gather at Christ the King Cathedral, Sector 19, to express solidarity with Sister Sebastina in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Patil to take call on controversial projects
Chandigarh, January 17
Shivraj Patil, the new Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator, will decide the fate of the controversial mega-projects, the brainchild of SF Rodrigues.

2004 Jailbreak
Burail tunnels to be filled
Chandigarh, January 17
The tunnels used during the Burail jailbreak in 2004 will be filled shortly. A decision in this regard has been taken by the Chandigarh administration following a visit to the jail by Ram Niwas, Home Secretary, official sources said here today.


Missing Realtor Sagar Case
Victim’s son reports stalking
Panckula, January 17
Even as the Panchkua police is yet to get any clue in the kidnapping and alleged murder of local realtor Deepak Rai Sagar last year, his son Sameer has complained to the police that he is being followed by some unidentified persons.


Fog cripples air, rail traffic
Chandigarh, January 17
Dense fog once again threw life out of gear in the city. According to the Met department, a thick blanket of fog has engulfed several stations including, Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Hisar and Ambala. The visibility was reduced to zero at night, disrupting road, rail and air traffic.

Grain Market
Drive over, encroachers back
Chandigarh, January 17
Cocking a snook at the authorities, encroachments of “phariwalas” and temporary structures were back in grain market, Sector 26, today, just a day after a massive anti-encroachment drive was carried out there.
Vegetable and fruit vendors are back in business, a day after the municipal corporation carried out an anti-encroachment drive in grain market, Sector 26
Vegetable and fruit vendors are back in business, a day after the municipal corporation carried out an anti-encroachment drive in grain market, Sector 26, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Hospital Construction
Negligence risks lives of patients
Mohali, January 17
The carelessness of a private health care group while undertaking construction of a multi-specialty hospital within the premises of the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, here under the public-private partnership mode with state government is playing with the lives of patients, especially those admitted at the emergency of the Civil Hospital.

FREEDOM UNLIMITED: A girl enjoys a swing at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh
A girl enjoys a swing at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Allottees of Housefed flats demand compensation
Mohali, January 17
Members of the Housefed Flat Sangarsh Committee, Sector 79, Mohali, have alleged that the construction of 632 flats was being delayed because the required documents were not being handed over to the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) by the managing director of the Housefed.

City doctor for global orthodontic congress
Chandigarh, January 17
The clinical work “Walk an extra mile for a better smile” by Dr Gautam Munjal, a city-based orthodontist, has been selected for the “Oral Presentation” at the 7th International Orthodontic Congress of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).

Book traces rise & fall of LTTE
Chandigarh, January 17
For a large part of the preceding year, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was in the news as a war ravaged the northern part of Sri Lanka - the same battleground where Indian forces got a bloodied nose, jolting the establishment into reality and initiating a deep introspection of the problems affecting the military.

Reporters' Diary
Monkeys back in business
Keeping in line with their local migratory pattern, monkeys have found greener pastures for their food and antics in Sector 10 these days. The visiting hours are clearly defined in the morning and evening sessions.

Potholed road harries residents
Chandigarh, January 17
Residents of Sector 31 are a peeved lot as a portion of a road adjoining the Air Force accommodation has not been repaired for the past several months. The road is riddled with huge potholes.

Children have a hard time crossing a potholed stretch of road in Sector 31, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Children have a hard time crossing a potholed stretch of road in Sector 31, Chandigarh

Tender forms to be available online only
Chandigarh, January 17
A meeting to review the progress made about e-tendering systems was held under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary Sanjay Kumar recently. The e-procurement tendering portal was ready and had been tested by the National Informatics Centre.


Girls take part in the mini-marathon at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh
Girls take part in the mini-marathon at Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

PhD Admission
PU yet to form course module
Chandigarh, January 17
The anomalies in accepting forms of research scholars, who have cleared the NET exam and aspire to do PhD, at Panjab University has become a bottleneck and is compelling scholars to opt for PhD degree in other universities.

Open House Response
Evaluators should be made accountable
Starting a debate on the present examination system is an example of constructive journalism. The Panjab University examination is obsolete and redundant. Most of the faculty members are near retirement and they are least interested in improving the examination system.

Focus on trends in pharmacy
Chandigarh, January 17
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), UGC Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS), Panjab University, organised a one-week training and research programme for mid-level teaching faculty under the “UGC Networking Resource Centre for Training and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences” on “Emerging areas in pharmaceutical sciences”.

Child-related issues discussed
Panchkula, January 17
Every child is unique and comparison between peers sometimes could prove counter productive, so there was a dire need to recognise unique traits in every child. This was stated by Dr Amit Sen, child and adolescent psychiatrist, here today.

Seminar on green buildings
Chandigarh, January 17
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in collaboration with the Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), organised a one-day symposium here today.

Dharna by computer teachers
Mohali, January 17
Computer teachers working on a contractual basis with the Punjab education department, today staged a dharna and blocked the main road dividing Phase VII and Phase VIII here.

Computer teachers stage a dharna on the road separating Phases VII and VIII in Mohali on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Computer teachers stage a dharna on the road separating Phases VII and VIII in Mohali

Osteoporosis camp at Saupin’s School
Panchkula, January 17
Osteoporosis detection camp was organised at Saupin’s School here today. Bone detection tests were carried out free of cost for management, staff members and supporting staff members on the school premises.

Emphasis on energy conservation
Chandigarh, January 17
The NSS Wing of Government College, Sector 46, organised a lecture on petroleum and energy conservation in the college seminar room as a part of the campaign on “Petroleum and energy conservation”.

PU closed today
Chandigarh, January 17
The Panjab University (PU) and its affiliated colleges and regional centres will remain closed tomorrow due to the death of CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu. All examinations and meetings will be held as per schedule, according to the PU registrar.


Girl elopes with boy, relatives block highway
Kurali, January 17
The frustrated relatives of a 21-year-old girl from a Brahmin family today blocked traffic on the Kurali-Ropar national highway, holding high volume of traffic for an hour and subsequently causing a jam for more than three hours.

Pedestrian killed in accident
Zirakpur, January 17
A 28-year-old pedestrian died after being hit by a speeding truck at the Zirkapur-Pabhat road late last evening. The deceased has been identified as Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Ropar.

Students reach out to senior citizens
Ambala, January 17
Students of PKR Jain College of Education, Ambala City, spend a day with senior citizens at old age home located in Police Line area yesterday. The senior citizens shared their experiences with the students.


Give 5th pay panel benefits to CRPF men: HC to Centre
Chandigarh, January 17
Even as the anomalies in the sixth pay panel recommendations have been by and large sorted out, pharmacists in the Central Reserve Police Force are still to get the benefits suggested by the Fifth Pay Commission (FPC) around a decade ago.

Non-implementation of Shetty panel report
Court staff grope in the dark
Chandigarh, January 17
Even after a year, stenographers and other staff members of the District Courts Complex, Sector 17, are still groping in the dark for the non-implementation of the recommendations as per the report of the Shetty Commission.

Police remand of rape accused extended
Chandigarh, January 17
A local court further remanded a rape accused, Shambhu, in three-day police custody here yesterday. The court of Judicial Magistrate Sunil Kumar ordered further police remand of the accused after his earlier remand ended yesterday.


74 boxes of whisky seized
Chandigarh, January 17
The Crime branch of Chandigarh police has arrested two persons carrying 74 boxes of whisky in their TATA 909 (HR 39 B 2521), which was to be delivered at Bikaner (Rajasthan).


Tricity Premier League
Rihalz Warriors win by six runs
Chandigarh, January 17
Pace riders lost their first match to Rihalz Warriors by six runs in the first U-13 Tricity Premier League (TPL) Cricket Tournament being held at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

City lad declared best wicket keeper
Panchkula, January 17
Sunil Kumar from Chandigarh and Daniyal Kammal from Andhra Pradesh were jointly declared the best wicket keepers in the second V Hanumantha Rao All-India U-19 National Cricket Championship, which concluded in Hyderabad recently.


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