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Staff scarcity at RLA inconveniences public
Chandigarh, December 14
The UT’s Registering and Licencing Authority (RLA) is finding it hard to cope with the rush in the office these days.

Empty counters at the Registering and Licencing Authority (RLA) office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesda(Right)Rush at one of the counters in the Registering and Licencing Authority (RLA) office on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

Power cuts in the offing
UT may do it on a rotational basis
Chandigarh, December 14
If power cuts in the summers left the city residents sweating it out, the ones in the ongoing winter may well leave the residents shivering.

Another cloned credit card fraud detected
Panchkula, December 14
After losing about Rs 13,000 in a fraudulent transaction conducted through his cloned credit card, a town resident, Surendra Singh Halsi, received yet another SMS on his cellphone today morning informing him his card had again been misused to book a train ticket.

Close shave for 65 at city airport
Chandigarh, December 14
Sixty-five persons, including five crew members, on board a Jet Airways plane had a close shave when left tyre of the aircraft started deflating soon after it landed at the Chandigarh airport today.

City shivers at 5.7°C
Chandigarh, December 14
People braced for colder weather as the mercury plunged to the season's lowest temperature recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius.


Gang of thieves busted
Chandigarh, December 14
After being pushed to the wall by the spate of thefts, vehicle lifting and snatchings in the city, the police today claimed to have arrested six members of a gang of burglars. A series of thefts in commercial and residential areas during the past few weeks have been attributed to this gang.


Students of the Army Institute of Law protest against the Himachal Pradesh government’s decision on monkey killing, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Students of the Army Institute of Law protest against the Himachal Pradesh government’s decision on monkey killing, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Treat dyslexia as a disability: Petitioner
Chandigarh, December 14
Some patients suffering from dyslexia do fall under the mentally challenged category and may get a disability certificate.But there can be no reservation for the mentally challenged in any merit based entrance examination, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today heard.

Election held for Commonwealth Youth Leaders’ Conference
Chandigarh, December 14
Noelyn Wagapu from the Solomon Islands and Rebecca Solomon have been elected for the chair and vice-chair, respectively, for the Pacific region in an election held during the Commonwealth Youth Leaders’ Conference 2010 today.

Allotment Of 160 Flats
CHB scheme under HC scanner
Chandigarh, December 14
Just about a day after the Chandigarh Housing Board launched a scheme to allot 160 flats in Sector 51-A, it has come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner, with advocate Jagmohan Singh Bhatti challenging the clause whereby an applicant can submit unlimited number of applications.


Energy conservation day
CHANDIGARH : Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, celebrated the national energy conservation day on the school premises on Tuesday. Poster-making competition was also organised to mark the occasion. Principal SK Bhatia addressed the students and shared ideas to save energy. She recommended the students to switch off all electrical appliances when not in use at school as well as at home.


Uniforms given to needy students
Bassi Pathana, December 14
Members of the Lions Club led by president KS Bhambhraw today distributed shoes, sweaters and uniforms to needy students of Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School.

Need to change lifestyle, dietary habits: Expert
Patiala, December 14
Stressing that people in the cities need to change their lifestyle and dietary habits for a long and healthy life, Prof KK Talwar, director PGIMER, Chandigarh, appealed to the people that they should start watching their diet. Dr Talwar was here to attend a one-day medicine CME at Thapar Auditorium held under the aegis of Doctors’ Forum, Patiala, which was attended by renowned doctors of the region.

Health team raids chemist shops
Kurali, December 14
A team of health department today raided chemist shops in the Kurali area and collected around 12 samples of various medicines.Distirict drug inspector Amit Duggal, Paramjit Singh Gill, Harinder Singh, BS Randhawa and others raided the Krishna Medical Store and Chaudhary Pharmacy today.


Traffic Plan Not In Place
High Court raps police
Chandigarh, December 14
The Chandigarh police has virtually received a rap on its knuckles. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has found the “standby” police at fault for not only filing affidavits in routine, but also for not having in place a traffic plan.


4 held for fraud
Panchkula, December 14
The police has arrested four persons for cheating.The accused have been identified as Rakesh, Vikas, residents of Sectors 4 and 12, respectively, Lalit Kumar, a resident of Sector 45-C and Trilochan Singh, a resident of Saraswati Nagar, Ambala City.


Record entries for city golfing tour
Chandigarh, December 14
One hundred and fourteen NRIs from 12 countries, including 54 from the USA, will converge on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club, the SEPTA course in Chandimandir and the Panchkula Golf Club for the three-day Chandigarh Golfing Tour, which gets under way on December 17.

Tennis ball cricket tourney from Dec 19
Chandigarh, December 14
Divya Livewire Trophy (Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament) will be organised by Gallant Club at Divya Public School grounds in Sector 44 from December 19.Spokesman of the club Dr AR Luthra said eight teams would compete in the tournament, which would be held on knockout basis.

Sharmila takes slender lead
Chandigarh, December 14
The seventh leg of the Hero Honda Women's Professional Golf Tour began today with none of the women anywhere near the even par score. The best score for the day came from 19-year-old Sharmila Nicollet who could muster a three over par 75 card on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club.

Shuttlers’ body pats Saina
Chandigarh, December 14
The Chandigarh Badminton Association today congratulated Saina Nehwal on winning the Hong Kong Super Series Badminton Tournament on December 12. MC Sethi, president, CBA, said after winning the super series she would become world number one player. — TNS


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