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Thieves target ex-Mayor’s house
1 nabbed, others flee with bag containing jewellery, cash
Chandigarh, January 27
Thieves struck at the Sector 23 residence of senior Congress leader and former mayor Subash Chawla and decamped with a bag containing jewellery worth lakhs of rupees on Tuesday.

Residents rue poor LPG supply
Chandigarh, January 27
Acute shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the city has become a matter of concern for hundreds of consumers, who have to wait for weeks together to get their gas cylinders refilled.

Chander Mohan comes to ‘rescue’ of liquor-smuggling accused
Panchkula, January 27
High drama prevailed when former Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan reached the Sector 23 police station here to “rescue” a man nabbed by the police for smuggling liquor here last night.

Judo participants face lodging woes
Chandigarh, January 27
The dearth of lodging facilities on the Panjab University campus for participants of the prestigious All-India Inter-University Judo championship, to be hosted by the varsity next month, has now compelled PU officials to book dormitories and rooms outside the campus.
The girls hostel, which was expected to be completed last year. The girls hostel, which was expected to be completed last year. Photo: Parvesh Chauhan


‘Money for Admission’
St John’s teacher in soup
Chandigarh, January 27
St John’s School, Sector 26, has run into troubled waters once again, with one of its teachers being accused of charging hefty amount of money for providing admission in the school.


New Zealand invest fest on Jan 30
Chandigarh, January 27
People of the tri-city now have an opportunity to explore lifestyle and abundant business opportunities in New Zealand at a two-day New Zealand Invest 2010 fest being held at the PHD House, Sector 31, on January 30-31.

Rare kidney surgery at PGI
Chandigarh, January 27
The premier medical institution of the region, the PGI, has added another feather to its cap by attaining success in treating the largest number of recorded “rare and complex” cases of kidney obstruction through laparoscopic technique in the world.

Lack of Policy
Admn withdraws post in education dept
Chandigarh, January 27
After almost six months of appointing two district education officials, the UT administration has withdrawn one of the posts.

Mayor reveals projects for 2010
Chandigarh, January 27
The ongoing projects of the municipal corporation would see the light of the day by the end of this year. This assurance was given by Mayor Anu Chatrath while addressing the gathering after unfurling the National Flag on the Republic Day at MC office yesterday.

Prez’s Police Medal for BSF IG
Chandigarh, January 27
KJS Cheema, Inspector-General (IG) of the Border Security Force, was decorated with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services on Republic Day.

Policemen awarded medals
Chandigarh, January 27
Narender Kumar Manral, assistant commandant of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, PO Airport, has been awarded with the President’s Police Medal for meritorious services.
(Left) Narender Kumar Manral and (right) Harpal Singh

Malaysian artistes perform Odissi
Chandigarh, January 27
A perfect execution of complex dancing mudras embellished by the aesthetic excellence of nine young dancers, the Odissi dance spectacle spellbound the audience at the Tagore Theatre here today.

Artistes of Suntra Dance Theatre Group of Malaysia perform at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal
Artistes of Suntra Dance Theatre Group of Malaysia perform at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Seminar on goods and service tax
Chandigarh, January 27
The Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India (ICWAI), Chandigarh-Panchkula Chapter, organised a seminar on “Goods and service tax” (GST) at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today.

Republic Day celebrated with fervour
Mohali, January 27
The Republic Day celebrations were held across Mohali district with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm amidst tight security arrangements on January 26.

A man performs acrobatics on a motorcycle in Mohali; and (right) schoolchildren perform Haryanvi dance during the Republic Day celebrations at Parade Ground, Sector 5, Panchkula. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari and S Chandan

3 dead in separate incidents
Chandigarh, January 27
Three persons, including a minor girl, died in three separate incidents in various parts of the city. A girl was burnt as a stove burst in Manimajra this evening, where as a 37-year-old man hanged himself at his residence in Sector 18 while another youth was found dead on railway track in Manimjara early this morning.

CTU bus catches fire
Chandigarh, January 27
The commuters of a CTU bus had a narrow escape when fire broke out in the running bus near Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 here this evening. A passenger in the bus, (CH 01 G 5992), route No 6-A, which was coming from Mohali and was on its way to the Sector 17 ISBT, noticed the fire in the engine and raised an alarm.

Technical staff of power board holds rally
Mohali, January 27
The Technical Services Union of the Punjab State Electricity Board held a rally here today in protest against the failure of the authorities concerned to implement the agreement carried out with employees.

222 units of blood donated
Chandigarh, January 27
The Canara Bank Officers’ Association, Chandigarh region, organised a blood donation camp at the bank’s circle office in Sector 34-A here on the occasion of Republic Day in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI.


MD/MS entrance test on Feb 7
Chandigarh, January 27
The Panjab University’s Controller of Examinations informed that PU would be holding entrance test for admission to MD/MS course for Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, on February 7.

Cultural programmes mark R-Day celebrations
Chandigarh, January 27
A cultural programme with patriotic songs, folk dances and tableaus depicting Indian leaders and their role in nation building marked the Republic Day celebrations at Air Force School, 12 Wing, here.A large number of senior officers of the station and parents witnessed the function. Air Officer Commanding, 12 Wing, Air Cmde Rajeev Sachdeva unfurled the Tricolour. He exhorted the students to imbibe qualities of great leaders who made sacrifices for the country.
KBDAV children after receiving the first prize in the Republic Day parade function at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.
KBDAV children after receiving the first prize in the Republic Day parade function at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph


Smoking at public places
Patiala collects Rs 6,100 fine
Patiala, January 27
The Health Department has so far collected a fine of Rs 6,100 by way of penalty from those, who were smoking at public places.

Cheating Case
Baba sent to 14-day judicial remand
Dera Bassi, January 27
Baba Pritpal Singh, chairman of Gurdwara Gur Sagar Sahib near Sukhna Lake, was produced in the Dera Bassi court today from where he has been sent to a 14-day judicial remand.

Plea to hold exam again
Lalru, January 27
Eleven students of Industrial Training Institute, Lalru, could not appear in their compartment examination conducted on Wednesday due to miscommunication in timings of the exam.

Ex-serviceman killed in accident
Lalru, January 27
Ex-serviceman Jilavar Singh (53), a resident Jatana, Sonipat, Haryana, was killed after being run over by a train at the Lalru railway platform yesterday.

Mahila Cong staff resent chief’s appointment
Bassi Pathana, January 27
The Mahila Congress workers, at a meeting here today, resented the appointment of Kanchan Sharma as president of the District Mahila Congress Committee, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Tributes paid to principal
Patiala, January 27
Representatives of various sections of the society paid tributes to retired principal SP Chopra, on his bhog ceremony, at Tyagi Mandir here yesterday.


Release fund for construction of judicial complex: HC
Chandigarh, January 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Union of India to release the remaining fund of Rs 5.60 crore, as the construction work of judicial complex in Sector 43, which was at a standstill.

Recovery Suit Against Badal
Court dismisses plea
Chandigarh, January 27
A local court today dismissed a petition filed in the ongoing recovery suit against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by a former Deputy Director of Information and Public Relation Department, Punjab, Jagdeep Singh Chauhan.

Man acquitted as rape victim turns hostile
Chandigarh, January 27
In a complete U-turn of events, a rape victim today deposing before the court turned hostile paving way for the acquittal of her alleged rapist.


Man held for stealing
Chandigarh, January 27
The police arrested Manga Ram, a resident of Burail, who was caught red-handed, while stealing a bag at the Sector 43 ISBT yesterday.

Thieves decamp with gold, cash
Mohali, January 27
Thieves decamped with cash and gold ornaments from a house in Phase XI.


Rakshat dazzles in Pace Riders win
Chandigarh, January 27
Excellent bowling spell of Rakshat helped Pace Riders clinch the first U-13 Tricity Premier League Cricket Tournament being organised by BTS Cricket Academy at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.

A match in progress during the U-13 Tricity Premier League Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan
A match in progress during the U-13 Tricity Premier League Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

14 global marathoners confirm participation
Chandigarh, January 27
Marathoners from Kenya, Ethiopia and England would be in the city shortly for the first Chandigarh Marathon-Run for the spirit of Chandigarh to be organised by the sports department and tourism department in association with the Running and Living Infotainment on January 31.

Cricketer Dinesh Mongia holds the Chandigarh Marathon torch near Rock Garden on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal
Cricketer Dinesh Mongia holds the Chandigarh Marathon torch near Rock Garden on Wednesday.

Olympian Ajmer Singh passes away
Chandigarh, January 27
Former Vice-Chancellor of Laxmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior, and Maulana Abul Kalam Chair and Director Sports, Panjab University, Olympian prof Ajmer Singh died here on Tuesday.

Ex-PU sports director’s death condoled
Chandigarh, January 27
A condolence meeting to mourn the sudden demise of Dr Ajmer Singh, an Arjuna awardee, was held today at 11 am at the physical education department of Panjab University here today. Faculty members and students gathered in memory of the former vice-chancellor of Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior and former PU sports director.

Satluj Public drub Vivekanand school
Panchkula, January 27
Unbeaten knock of 72 by Manan Vohra enabled Satluj Public School, Sector 4, beat St Vivekanand School, Zirakpur, by 9 wickets in the Satluj T-20 championship being held here today.

City team for national desert safari
Chandigarh, January 27
A 10-member city team, including five girls, has been selected to be a part of the national-level desert safari to be organised in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, from February 1 to 8.

Trials for T-20 tournament
Chandigarh, January 27
Trials to select probables for the 2nd All-India U-19 T20 National League Cricket Tournament to be held at Agra (UP) from January 31 will be held on January 28 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40.


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