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Bag with Rs 5.45 lakh stolen from bank
Chandigarh, December 6
The police examines CCTV footage at HDFC Bank, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. An unidentified youth is suspected to have lifted a bag containing Rs 5.45 lakh, which belonged to a manager of a private security agency, from inside the HDFC Bank branch in Sector 17 today afternoon.

The police examines CCTV footage at HDFC Bank, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Woman found murdered in Sector 45
Chandigarh, December 6
A 42-year-old married woman, who had gone missing on December 3, was found murdered in Sector 45 here today.


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Night food street set to wrap up
Chandigarh, December 6
Cityís rendezvous with the night food street outside the PGI and Panjab University seems to be over. In the backdrop of six food stall owners being challaned by the UT Administration on December 3 for preparing and serving food under unhygienic conditions, seven food kiosk owners today offered to surrender their licences to the Municipal Corporation (MCC).

Music teacher accused of molestation surrenders
Shayam Bahadur ThapaPanchkula, December 6
A music teacher in the Army School, Chandimandir, Shayam Bahadur Thapa, 58, who has been accused of molesting female students, surrendered in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Raj Gupta in the district courts here today evening. He was released on bail and the next date of hearing has been fixed for February 23.



Shayam Bahadur Thapa



COMMUNITY

RTE: No fee for students aged 6-14 years
Ambala, December 6
Sameer Pal Srow, Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, while speaking at a workshop here yesteday said the Central government had earmarked a sum of Rs 296 crore for various educational schemes launched for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the BPL families during the current financial year.

venting ire

Activists of the Bajrang Dal raise slogans against the police after their arrest at Sector 52 in Chandigarh on Monday.
Activists of the Bajrang Dal raise slogans against the police after their arrest at Sector 52 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Brochures for CHB
Sec 51A flats from Dec 13
Chandigarh, December 6
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) is all set to get the ball rolling on its Sector 51A housing scheme by distributing brochures for the proposed 160 flats from December 13 onwards. For the first time the board has allowed each applicant to file more than one form to be filed and nonresidential Indians can also apply.

Dismissal of Constables From Service
HC quashes order
Chandigarh, December 6
The orders of Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police dismissing constables from service some three years ago without holding a regular departmental inquiry has failed to find favour with the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Stability rules the market
Chandigarh, December 6
Due to good weather conditions and the availability of more vegetables and fruits in the market, prices of most of the products have remained stable this week. The rates of tomato and cabbage have gone up but the prices of other vegetables have come down.

PGI contractual workersí strike enters third day
Sanitation goes for a toss
Chandigarh, December 6
Chances of infection to staff members and patients has increased because of insanitary conditions at the PGI, with the strike by contractual workers entering the third day here today.

5 paid parking lots fetch Rs 1.75 cr
Chandigarh, December 6 The municipal corporation (MC) today netted over Rs 1.75 crore through the auction of five paid parking lots, with Sector 34 (Zone I) fetching the highest amount of ` 28 lakh.

WARMING UP TO WINTER

People take wood to brave cold days ahead on the road separating Sectors 5 and 8 in Chandigarh.
People take wood to brave cold days ahead on the road separating Sectors 5 and 8 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Police clueless in realtorís death case
Mohali, December 6
Investigations into the mysterious death of the Panchkula-based realtor Suresh Kumar, whose charred body was found at the rear seat of burnt Suzuki Swift car near Siswan village on the Mullanpur-Baddi Highway on November 27 night, seems to have hit the roadblock, as the police has failed to find out the reason behind the death of the realtor.

Action against contractor sought
Mohali, December 6 A municipal councillor has requested the civic body to blacklist a contractor who had failed to provide a premix carpet on roads in his ward during the specified time as per the agreement. In a letter to the executive officer of the civic body, Kuljit Singh Bedi stated that work order of laying a premix carpet at Ward No 27 for Rs 8.5 lakh was given on May 17.

Health centre to come up in March
Zirakpur, December 6
Construction work of the 30-bed community health centre at Dhakoli village is in full swing and it is expected to be over by March next year.

NGOs, police join hands to cut road casualties
Panchkula, December 6
With the aim to reduce the number of casualties in road accidents in the town, the local police has tied up with two NGOs - Road Safety Organisation (RSO) and Om Sewa Sansthan of Yamunanagar.

SPRUCED UP

Flowerpots placed on a road divider at Panjab University in Chandigarh. The development comes in the wake of a forthcoming visit by a UGC team on Monday.
Flowerpots placed on a road divider at Panjab University in Chandigarh. The development comes in the wake of a forthcoming visit by a UGC team on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan 

Residents demand MC benefits
Zirakpur, December 6
Residents of Nagla village yesterday protested against the Punjab government for not including their village in the Zirakpur Municipal Council limits. They alleged that the council was not taking the matter seriously and demanded that the village should be included in the boundary.

Beautification of roundabouts on
Mohali, December 6
As part of the development plans for Mohali, the municipal council is beautifying roundabouts of the town.

Illegal hoardings, unipoles removed
Panchkula, December 6
The enforcement wing of the municipal council today removed illegal hoardings and unipoles displaying advertisements from various parts of the city.

Violations during PU Poll
Candidate, students questioned
Chandigarh, December 6 Avinash Goyal, a presidential candidate, in the elections of the Panjab University Campus Students Council, was today quizzed by a committee instituted by the university to look into the alleged violations of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations during the polls.

Devotees submerge in divine melodies
Chandigarh, December 6
Divine sanctity pervaded Shirdi Sai Temple, as Mumbai-based acclaimed devotional music singer Sachidanand Appa gave a melodious bhajan recital at the complex here today. Appa, son and disciple of Devyani, started singing at an early age.

Awareness programme
Mohali, December 6
An awareness programme on CAD CAM Technologies and 2D, 3D Interventions was held at the Mohali Industries Association Bhawan.The programme was jointly organised by the association and Mohali Hitech Metal Cluster. A technical presentation was given by Ideas Design Solutions.

EDUCATION

Deepak new Dean of business faculty at PU
Chandigarh, December 6
Completing the rout of the Ashok Goyal- Keshav Malhotra group from the Panjab University Senate, Prof Dinesh Gupta, chairman, University Business School, lost the election for Dean of the faculty of business management here today.

Examination
No speeches, slogans on PEC campus 
Chandigarh, December 6
District Magistrate Brijendra Singh has prohibited taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans, assembly of five or more persons and carrying of lathis within the PEC University of Technology campus, Sector 12, for 25 days. The decision has come in the wake of ongoing strike by a section of employees of PEC university and impending student examination.

INSO activists protest outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Monday. PU students protest fee hike
Chandigarh, December 6
The Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) today protested in front of the Vice-Chancellorís office at Panjab University.Students held a protest against the universityís decision to hike the university fee by 10 per cent.

INSO activists protest outside the Panjab University Vice-Chancellorís office in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Fashion show
Mohali : The 29th annual prize distribution function of Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, Mohali, was celebrated with fervour at the schoolís Sardar Manohar Singh Majithia auditorium. Around 300 students from the junior wing showcased their talent through various items. Tiny tots came in colourful dresses. They presented a fashion show. Students of LKG and UKG wore wedding costumes of different states. Janvi of Class V performed kathak. Chief guest was NK Sharma, chairman, District Planning Board, Mohali.

Fun-packed day at Budha Dal School
Patiala, December 6
Fun and frolic marked the annual day of the Budha Dal Public School here today. The entire school ground was abuzz with activity.The annual prize distribution ceremony of the school was also held at Patiala and Range DIG Jatinder Jain distributed the prizes to the meritorious students.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

MGNREGA Schemes
DC inspects projects
Bassi Pathana, December 6
Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, along with a team of Rural Development officials, visited various project sites under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) Schemes here today.

Panchayat land encroached upon
Authorities fail to take action
Kalka, December 6
Due to the callous attitude of the Block Development and Panchayat officer (BDPO) of Pinjore Block Panchayat land worth lakhs of rupees is being encroached upon at Guga Mari Colony of Tagra Kali Ram, Kalka. Colony residents alleged that some of the inhabitants of the colony had illegally encroached upon the Panchayat land.

Jaipur singers to perform in Heritage fest
Kalka, December 6
Renowned ghazal singers Ustad Ahmed Hussain and Mohammed Hussain from Jaipur will perform in the fifth Pinjore Heritage Festival being organised from December 17 to December 19 at Pinjore Gardens.

Jitendra, Avinash shine among veterans
Patiala, December 6
Jitendra Kishore and Avinash Kaur bagged the double crown in the Third Master Table Tennis Championship organised by the Patiala District Veteranís Table Tennis Association, which concluded, here today.


CRIME

3 gangs of burglars busted, 10 held
Chandigarh, December 6
The Chandigarh Police claims to have busted three gangs involved in burglary and vehicle theft, with the arrest of 10 miscreants, including five juveniles, here today.Shockingly, one of the gangs consisted only of juveniles, five in number, who allegedly struck at religious places. According to inspector Bakshish Singh, SHO of the Sector 31 police station, all five members were aged between 13 and 16 years.

Gold, cash stolen
Chandigarh, December 6
Burglars struck in a locked house at Sector 40 here and took away 750 grams of gold and ` 5,000 in cash. The victim, Mahi Pal Mehta, said he was away to Delhi when the thieves struck.

Thieves leave booty behind
Zirakpur, December 6
Two thieves managed to flee after leaving a stolen car at Sunny Enclave here last night. The car was stolen by them from Sector 39, Chandigarh. However, the police had identified two accused Aslam and Raja, both residents of Mani Majra.

Gang of motorcycle thieves busted
Mohali, December 6
The police has busted a gang of motorcycle thieves. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police GPS Bhullar said Parminder Singh, alias Sonu, and Shamshad, alias Raju, have been arrested and two stolen motorcycles have been recovered from them.


SPORTS

Krishan Khatri guides DAV-8 to victory
A player of SDAV, Sector 8, appeals for an LBW during their match against Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh, December 6
Krishan Khatriís excellent knock of 70 runs helped DAV-8 beat Tau Devi Lal Cricket Academy by 130 runs in the Leslie Gordon Carver Inter-Academy U-17 Cricket Tournament held at DAV, Sector 8, here today.Electing to bat first, DAV team scored 243 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their stipulated 40 overs. Kulbeer 54, Krishan Khatri 70, Yudveer 14 and Pradeep Kumar 46 were the main scorers for DAV team.

A player of SDAV, Sector 8, appeals for an LBW during their match against Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Public Sports Club retain powerlifting trophy
Chandigarh, December 6
The Public Sports Club, Sector 56, Chandigarh, retained the trophy by scoring 197 points in the 10th Sub-Junior (boys) and 18th Junior Men Chandigarh State Power-lifting Championship that concluded at Sector 42 here late last night.

Victor wins golf meet
City player finishes one stroke behind
Chandigarh, December 6
Victor of AGC Golf Club, Jalandhar, clinched the trophy with a two-day score of 148 in the 11th Punjab State Amateur Golf Championship that concluded at the Ranjitgarh Golf Club in Phillaur on Sunday.

18-year-old Tanya turns professional
Chandigarh, December 6
She is barely 18. But she is all set to set the Panchkula and Chandigarh greens on fire when the Hero Honda Womenís Professional Golf Tour embarks on its fifth and sixth legs from December 9 at the Panchkula Golf Club.

Top-ranked table tennis players of Chandigarh (from left) Akul Mahajan (U-14), Shaurya Gupta (U-12), Paavan (U-12) and Parveen Verma (U-14) at Sector 23 in Chandigarh on Monday.
Top-ranked table tennis players of Chandigarh (from left) Akul Mahajan (U-14), Shaurya Gupta (U-12), Paavan (U-12) and Parveen Verma (U-14) at Sector 23 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

Indian Navy beat Army Green
Chandigarh, December 6
Indian Navy defeated Army Green by 2-1 goals in the 58th Inter Services Hockey Championship being held at 3 BRD, Air Force Station, here today.SQ Faheem Khan scored the first goal for Indian Navy in the 20th minute while seaman Bharat Singh scored the second goal through a penalty corner in the 62nd minute. SPR Poovanna scored the only goal for Army Green through a penalty stroke in the 57th minute.

City pugilists strike gold
Chandigarh, December 6
The city pugilists won one gold, six silvers and six bronze medals during the the recently-held 56th National School Games 2010-11 in the U-14, U-17 and U-19 categories for boys at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).


 



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