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Burglars, snatchers have a free run
12 shops burgled, six incidents of snatching
Chandigarh, December 11
A shopkeeper shows the broken lock of a shop at Sector 24 in Chandigarh on Saturday. It was black Friday with the city recording 12 burglaries and six incidents of snatching. On Friday night, burglars “literally” had a free run in three sectors - 19, 24 and 27.

A shopkeeper shows the broken lock of a shop at Sector 24 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Admn dinner leaves HC judges bitter
Say hosts were not courteous
Chandigarh, December 11
A dinner hosted by the UT administration at the Adviser’s residence has left judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court with a bad taste.


Chemist shops at PGI fleecing patients
Outlets at hospitals in Sectors 16, 32 charging more
Chandigarh, December 11
Though patients at the PGI are being forced to pay high amounts at chemist shops despite getting up to 30 per cent discount on medicines, chemist shops at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, and the Government Medical College and Hospital, (GMCH), Sector 32, are charging even more.

Fog blues for air passengers
Chandigarh, December 11
A large number of travellers were stranded for several hours at the Chandigarh airport here today as most flights from Mumbai and Delhi were delayed or cancelled due to fog in Delhi.A Jet Airways flight was delayed by about five hours and the other by three hours. The GoAir Airlines flight was over three hours late while that of Kingfisher Airlines was half an hour late.

Traffic diversion
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh municipal corporation has started the construction of a bridge near Children Park, Mori Gate, Mani Majra.Roads connecting Housing Board Chowk, Mani Majra Chowk, Fire Station and old NAC Building will remain blocked on account of the work. 



RTI applicant approaches info panel against PTU
Chandigarh, December 11
For over three months, Sukhvir Singh, a Mohali resident, has been trying to get details regarding the recruitment of assistant registrars by the Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, through the Right to Information Act.Alleging that the university was trying to hide information, Sukhvir has approached the Punjab state information commission in appeal against the PTU.

Medical facilities in schools
CBSE to rope in nearby hospitals
Chandigarh, December 11
In a move to create “safe, fearless and secure environment” at schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has advised all its affiliated schools to tie-up with a neighbouring hospital.

Fear of losing supremacy finds expression
Chandigarh, December 11
Artistes stage the play ‘Master Builder’at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. The first-ever Chandigarh Ibsen Theatre Festival concluded with the staging of a Kannad adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play “Master Builder” at the Tagore Theatre here today. Adapted in Kannad by B Suresha as “Balura Gudikara” and structured in Indian milieu, more precisely Bothetea folk form of Karnataka region, the play flourished to perfection under the immaculate direction of B.

Artistes stage the play ‘Master Builder’at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Fog won’t delay trains this winter
Railways to install smart ‘fog safe’ device to overcome poor visibility
Chandigarh, December 11
Anticipating disruption in train services due to fog this winter too, the Northern Railways have planned to install a device that will warn drivers of an approaching signal in poor visibility to prevent mishaps.

Estate office’s unique response
Seek info under RTI Act, get notice
Chandigarh, December 11
The next time you file an RTI application seeking information from the UT estate office, be careful. You may end up getting a notice from the department instead of the information sought.

Bhatti’s jokes tickle students
Zirakpur, December 11
The Little Angels School, Zirakpur, celebrated its annual function with gaiety and enthusiasm. Renowned film and TV star Jaspal Bhatti was the chief guest. Jaspal Bhatti cracked jokes and gave a subtle message that there was a strong need of moral values and spiritual education during childhood.

Pre-nursery and nursery students of Montessori Public School, Kharar, take part in a fancy-dress competition. Students were dressed as national heroes and comic characters.
Pre-nursery and nursery students of Montessori Public School, Kharar, take part in a fancy-dress competition. Students were dressed as national heroes and comic characters. A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh : Tata group felicitated winners of the fourth edition of “Tata Building India School Essay Competition (English) 2009-10” held in Delhi. Around 2.5 lakh students participated from nine cities of north India: Delhi, NCR, Lucknow , Chandigarh, Jaipur, Shimla, Allahabad, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Wildlife census
Chandigarh : The two-day wildlife census 2010 exercise concluded on Saturday. The census was carried out by the department of forest and wildlife, UT administration, under the supervision of experts from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. In all, eight groups were formed to cover eight different beats of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary.

Contractual employees to meet Patil
Chandigarh : The Contractual Employees’ Unions of the PGI, Government Medical College and Hospital, Government Multi-Specialty Hospital and Punjab Engineering College have decided to meet the UT Administrator on December 13 to air their grievances. The employees held a meeting on Saturday.


CBSE to introduce vocational courses
Chandigarh, December 11
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in collaboration with industrial houses is all set to start an array of vocational courses certified by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development.

From Schools
Annual drill
CHANDIGARH : Junior wing of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School held their annual drill display “Synergy 2010”. Around 1,400 students took part in the event. The function was presided over by SM Sharma, IPS, Additional Director General Police, Information Technology and Telecom (Punjab). The function commenced with a welcome song and hoisting of the school flag. A march past was held. Tiny tots danced to the tune of “Coco Jumbo”. Pre-KG kids set the grounds ablaze with their “Rainbow Drill”.


Dera Bassi cries for amenities
Dera Bassi, December 11
Nearly 15 km from Chandigarh and situated on the national highway, historical town Dera Bassi is still deprived of basic amenities. Dera Bassi was once a tehsil of Kalsia state, covering the area from Lalru to Zirakpur.

Encroachments razed in Pinjore
Kalka, December 11
Taking a note of the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in connection with the frequent traffic jam in Pinjore on the NH-22 and NH-21-A, a team of local administration, headed by Duty Magistrate Naresh Kumar, and secretary, MC, Pinjore, KL Bansal, with the police force today razed encroachments from the main bazaar of Pinjore.

62 LPG cylinders seized
Patiala, December 11
Following complaints of the LPG shortage in the city, the district administration today conducted raids at city hotels, dhabas and marriage palaces and confiscated 62 domestic cylinders. The crackdown began after the Patiala DC received complaints regarding the shortage.


Gang of woman snatchers busted, 4 held
Zirakpur, December 11
With the arrest of four women, the local police today claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers.The accused have been identified as Satya, Bubli, Soma, all residents of Patiala, and Lakshmi, a resident of Nabha near Patiala.


GMSSS academy to face Ropar in final today
Chandigarh, December 11
Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS) Cricket Academy, Sector 19, will face the Ropar District Association Cricket Academy in the final of the Leslie Gordon Carver Inter-Academy U-17 Cricket Tournament tomorrow.

Sharmila reigns supreme
Panchkula, December 11
A dream run of four under par 69 by Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma failed to stop Sharmila Nicollet from clinching the sixth leg of the Hero Honda Women’s Professional Golf Tour by four strokes at the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

Haryana clinch kabaddi title
A match in progress at the 22nd Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Chandigarh, December 11
Haryana won the final of the 22nd Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship organised by the Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India in the men’s category here today. Punjab defeated Delhi to win the contest in the women’s category of the contest. Haryana won the contest 40-31. Rajesh,Vikram, Nenna scored 10,9 and 7 points, respectively, for Haryana.

A match in progress at the 22nd Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manjo Mahajan


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