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Slapped and splashed on Facebook
Chandigarh, December 19
In yet another incident involving the ugly side of Facebook, a suspended student of Class X at Doon International Public School, Mohali, first slapped his classmate and then splashed photographs of the incident on the Internet community site.

Pilot projects a non-starter
Chandigarh, December 19 Much-hyped pilot projects of the municipal corporation (MC) have failed to accomplish their purpose. Resultantly, lakhs spent on their planning and execution have gone down the drain.
A view of the multi-level parking site at Sector 17. A view of the multi-level parking site at Sector 17. Tribune photos: S Chandan

Water-free urinals catch CBSE’s fancy
Chandigarh, December 19
After launching sanitation ratings, it is now water-free urinals that have caught the fancy of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and its key partner, the National Urban School Sanitation Initiative (NUSSI).

Deadly Transfusion
After foetus, it’s kidneys
Chandigarh, December 19
Wrong blood transfusion to Suman, a resident of Colony No. 4, at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, has not only proved fatal for her foetus, but has now affected her kidneys as well.


Two arrested with stolen items
Chandigarh, December 19
With the arrest of two persons, the crime branch has claimed to have solved a number of thefts and snatching cases in the city, including the theft of a laptop from Panjab University in October this year. Exposing the lackadaisical security arrangements at the campus, the two, who hail from Bihar, managed to steal the laptop by sneaking into the Boys Hostel number 2 at the university in October this year.

Sun Strokes

Tourists enjoy bright sunny weather on a winter noon at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Tourists enjoy bright sunny weather on a winter noon at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Stone laid, that’s it!
Routine development projects going on at snail’s pace
Chandigarh, December 19
The mega-projects fiasco seems to have taken its toll on other development projects in the city, with a majority of those not moving beyond foundation-stone-laying ceremonies.

Sanam unwinds with a swing
Chandigarh, December 19
It’s time to rejuvenate for local tennis sensation Sanam Krishan Singh, who returned home after over two-and-a-half year. Sanam, who has recently made the country proud with his gold grabbing in doubles and bronze in the team event in the recently concluded 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou in China, is in town to meet his mother, other family members and some childhood friends.


Mayoral Poll
Posturing among contenders intensifies
Chandigarh, December 19
Congress contenders for the top post of the Mayor of the municipal corporation have started flexing their muscles in the runup to the D-Day i.e. January 1.

Cop-out! Not this time
The police is often faced with the unsavoury situation of dealing with traffic offenders who use their clout to wriggle out their predicament. Not this time though when two youths were pulled over for driving a Jeep with open top in front of the Tagore Theatre in Sector 18. The two first tried to humour the cops but when it didn’t work, they started claiming that they had been driving the Jeep for the past over one year without once being stopped for the offence.

No beats a loss to UT Police
The vision statement of the Chandigarh Police “Ensure optimum public safety and security to enhance the quality of life in the community through community policing at all levels” has been aptly narrated by Sanjeev Singh Bariana in his article “UT Security: From bad to worse”.

Candidates who appeared in an examination walk downstairs to catch a train from platform No. 3 at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. Exam rush spells chaos at rly station
Chandigarh, December 19
It was utter chaos at the Chandigarh railway station as heavy rush was witnessed following a Railway Recruitment Board examination in the city today. Around 25,000 candidates had arrived to appear for the examination for 1,000 posts of section engineers and junior engineers in the railways.

Candidates who appeared in an examination walk downstairs to catch a train from platform No. 3 at the Chandigarh railway station on Sunday. Photo: Nitin Mittal

Protect child from winter blues
Chandigarh, December 19
With winter winds lashing the region, your child’s sensitive skin demands extra care and pampering. To avoid itchy and scaly skin among children, lotions and coconut oil must be applied.

Role of chartered accountants underlined
Chandigarh, December 19
A two-day CA conclave, organised by the Chandigarh branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, was inaugurated by Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, North-West region, BS Dhillon, here today.

Onion makes residents teary
Chandigarh, December 19
Being available at prices varying between Rs 60 per kg and Rs 70 in different areas in the city, onion prices have shot through the roof here. The prized vegetable was available for around Rs 25 per kg last Monday.

Cong accused of dividing countrymen
Chandigarh, December 19
A meeting of BJP’s ward No. 18 was held under the chairmanship of mandal president Narinder Sharma.

Mélange of sports, music
Tiny tots run to grab their Christmas gifts at Strawberry Fields in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday.Chandigarh, December 19
More than 300 students of Strawberry Fields performed to the tunes of English rhymes here today. The annual musical soirée, along with sports, showcased students’ learning at school.

UNBRIDLED JOY: Tiny tots run to grab their Christmas gifts at Strawberry Fields in Sector 24, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Illegal mining near Ghaggar
Residents fear outbreak of epidemic
Panchkula, December 19
Residents living across the Ghaggar fear outbreak of epidemic, as the water was coming out in Sector 23 from pits dug out by illegal miners.

Soon, national data bank for all fungal diseases
Chandigarh, December 19
The mycology division in the Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, is organising a four-day training programme for developing a national network on fungal diseases. The course, to be started tomorrow, will be held under aegis of the Centre for Advanced Research in Medical Mycology.

Rotarians should expand efforts to villages: Pahadia
Chandigarh, December 19
A two-day conference of the Rotary District concluded here today. Governor of Haryana, Jagannath Pahadia, interacted with the audience and appreciated the Rotarians for their efforts in the uplifting the society. “One must devote time to serve the humanity to make one's life worth living,” he said.

Only 300 cops to guard 3.14 lakh residents
Panchkula, December 19
Hollow claims of the police have come to the fore, as there is acute shortage of police personnel to safeguard the life and property of city residents.

Architects honoured
Chandigarh, December 19
The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Mumbai, has honoured architects from Chandigarh and Punjab for their contribution to promoting the profession of architecture in the state. They were awarded at a recently-concluded national convention held at Lucknow.

Awareness on home loan
Chandigarh, December 19
Home Utsav, organised by the ICICI Bank home loan team at Exhibition Ground, Sector 34, concluded here today.

Trinamool Cong names unit chiefs
Chandigarh, December 19
The local unit of the Trinamool Congress named presidents of various cells of the party here today. During a function, adviser to the party Hari Kumar announced the names in the presence of Shambhu Banerjee and Ajay Singla, president and vice-president, respectively.


Lakshya shines in Gita shloka recitation
Panchkula, December 19
In a bid to strengthen the spiritual base of children during their formative years as also to acquaint them with the importance of ancient traditions of our cultural heritage, the local chapter of Gita Prachar Samiti organised “Gita Diwas Sammaroh” on the eve of Gita Jayanti at Hans Raj Public School, Panchkula.

From Schools & Colleges
Teachers’ training
Chandigarh: The eight-day counselling workshop at Postgraduate Government College, Sector 11, concluded here yesterday. More than 160 college teachers were trained during the workshop by experts, including Dr Vidhu Mohan, Dr Paramjit Tulsi and Dr Richa. The workshop was the brain child of director, Higher Education, Ajoy Sharma. The workshop-cum-training sessions witnessed huge response.


350 students selected
Patiala, December 19
Punjabi University students got good response from many companies that came to the university for recruitment.

Seminar on simulation modelling
Patiala, December 19
Computer science department at Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a seminar on “Handshaking with Simulation Modelling through Digital Computer” here yesterday.

Residents complain of choked sewerage
MC constitutes special team to check the menace
Patiala, December 19
Residents of many parts of the royal city are up in arms following the failure of the municipal corporation to shift dairies out of the city, which has resulted in choking of sewerage in many parts of the district.

2 held with 51 boxes of liquor
Lalru, December 19
The Lalru police has seized 51 boxes of liquor, including a Maruti car and arrested the two accused today.

Folk dances mark end of Heritage Festival
Kalka, December 19
The three-day Heritage Festival at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, organised by the state tourism department concluded here today. Heavy rush of visitors from Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and from some part of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab was witnessed during the festival.

450 examined at eye camp
Dera Bassi, December 19
The Gurunank Nam Sewa Society and Human Rights Mission Club, Dera Bassi, organised a free eye check up and operation camp here today.


Seven held for gambling
Chandigarh, December 19
Tightening its grip around those gambling at public place, the police arrested seven persons and recovered Rs 25,000 from their possession. The police arrested Sonu, Lachhman, Irfan and Sunny near Nehru Colony in Sector 53, while they were gambling in the ground of a government school and recovered Rs 18,950 from their possession.

Jalandhar police takes Rattu on transit remand
Panchkula, December 19
Fraudster Manjit Singh Rattu, who was on police remand for two days, was produced in the district court here today which handed him over to Jalandhar police for his alleged involvement in a human trafficking case.


Jagdeep Dhillon in a jubilant mood after winning the sixth NRI Chandigarh Golf Tour championship trophy at the Panchkula Golf Club on Sunday. Jagdeep Dhillon is NRI golf champion
Panchkula, December 19
It was Jagdeep Dhillon all the way. This US golfer who plays with a handicap of five, took the lead from day one to emerge the champion clinching the Le Monte Championship Trophy in the three-day sixth Chandigarh Golf Tour for NRIs that concluded at the Panchkula Golf Club here today.

Jagdeep Dhillon in a jubilant mood after winning the sixth NRI Chandigarh Golf Tour championship trophy at the Panchkula Golf Club on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

BTS academy drub South Africa by 5 wickets
Chandigarh, December 19
Harry put up a good show with both bat and ball (75 off 42 and 3 for 35) to steer his BTS Cricket Academy team to beat South Africa team by five wickets in the South Africa Series (under-16) match at BTS ground, Sector 48, here, today.

Strawberry Fields beat DAV lads
Chandigarh, December 19
Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, beat DAV Model School, Sector 15, by a narrow margin of eight runs in a pool B match of the under-12 St Kabir Trophy being played at St Kabir Public School grounds, Sector, 26 here today.

Khalsa College eves lift kho-kho trophy
Chandigarh, December 19
Khalsa College, Sector 26, lifted the trophy in women section after beating Dev Samaj Club, Sector 21, by 17-14 in the 7th Challenger Kho-Kho Championship that concluded at MDAV School, Sector 22, here today.

Aditya, Sohrab to clash for tennis title
Mohali, December 19
Aditya and Sohrab will face each other in the final of the boys’ U-12 category in The British Total Tennis Championship for juniors at The British School, Sector 70.


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