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Mayoral Poll
Triangular contest in offing
Cong councillor JS Kang parts ways with party
Chandigarh, December 28
It is going to be anybody’s game in the election to the post of Mayor of the Municipal Corporation scheduled to be held on January 1.

Day 8 of Khushpreet kidnapping
Person who made prank call traced
Chandigarh, December 28
Khushpreet A day after Khushpreet’s family received a prank call that their child had been seen standing near the Burail roundabout, the police today traced the person to be Jatinder Singh, a resident of Patiala, who is incidentally known to Sukhwinder Singh, uncle of Khushpreet.
Khushpreet


EARLIER STORIES

Admission through draw of lots till class VIII
Chandigarh, December 28
Acting on Section 13(i) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, (RTE) 2009, the UT administration has barred city schools from subjecting students to any kind of screening process for admission to primary and middle level classes up to class VIII.

Suggestions, queries on RTE rules
Pvt schools refuse to respond to deadline
Chandigarh, December 28
Private schools in the city refused to respond to a UT Administration-imposed deadline seeking suggestions and queries on the RTE rules. The deadline had been imposed by the UT Education Department at a special meeting between the Administration and representatives of private schools.

Chronically ill elderly man jumps to his death
Leaves Rs 32 lakh, flat for treating poor, body for research
Panchkula, December 28
Unable to cope with his long illness an 82-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from his seventh floor apartment in Jalvayu Vihar residential society, Sector 20 in the wee hours of the morning today. He was later identified as Arjun Dev Arora, who was suffering from prostrate cancer and had undergone two operations for treating it.

 


COMMUNITY

City records new low at 4°C
Commuters travel in foggy weather in Chandigarh on Tuesday Fog hits air, rail services in city
Chandigarh, December 28
The temperatures in the city touched a new low with the minimum temperature recorded at 4°C as compared to lowest of 4.4°C recorded on December 16. According to Met officials, the mercury slid overnight to sub-normal levels, with the minimum temperature recorded at 4°C.
Commuters travel in foggy weather in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vinay Malik

Auto dealers to register new vehicles
Mohali, December 28
In a New Year bonanza, the Punjab Transport Department is all set to introduce the facility enabling car dealers to issue registration numbers of automobiles.

Admn moots single-window system
Panchkula, December 28
Facing criticism from the general public over the heavy backlog of files regarding the registration of new vehicles and licenses, the district administration has mooted a plan to start a single-window system to facilitate the general public.

Aerocity
Letters of intent on their way
Mohali, December 28
Even as farmers, who have opted for the land pooling scheme in Aerocity, are crying foul over the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) taking over possession of their land without offering them the letter of intent (LOI) of multiple residential plots being offered to them, the authority has initiated the final process before issuing the LOIs.

Dr Sen’s conviction condemned
Activists hold demonstration
Activists of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties stage a protest in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday Chandigarh, December 28
Joining nation-wide protests against the “unjustified” conviction of renowned civil right activist Dr Binayak Sen, activists, teachers, lawyers, journalists, students, artists, writers and representatives of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), Democratic Forum, Panchkula, New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), Internationalist Democratic Students Front (IDSF).
Activists of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties stage a protest in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

3 injured in mishap
Chandigarh, December 28
The roundabout of Sectors 37, 38, 24, 25, where a Qualis rammed into a scooter and a cycle, injuring three Three persons were injured, two of them seriously, when a rashly driven Qualis rammed into the Sectors 37/38/24/25 roundabout and hit three vehicles in the process. The Qualis was occupied by seven persons who were on their way to Nalagarh. The mishap resulted in a huge traffic jam on the Sectors 25/37 dividing road and the police had a hard time managing the traffic. The traffic jam lasted for over an hour.
The roundabout of Sectors 37, 38, 24, 25, where a Qualis rammed into a scooter and a cycle, injuring three persons in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

PGI surgeons score a first
Endovascular repair for aortic dissection successful
Chandigarh, December 28
The department of cardiology at the PGI here has successfully undertaken the first-ever endovascular (TEVAR) repair for aortic dissection. The surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by assistant professor Dr Shiv Bagga.

Tribune Impact
Dept told to revamp office
Chandigarh, December 28
A day after the Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the deplorable conditions in the food & supplies department office with the report, No dump or godown this, UT food & supplies office a shambles’, the UT Administration got its act together. Home and food & supplies secretary Ram Niwas today asked the department’s director, Brijendra Singh, to immediately revamp the office and ensure “everything is in place” there by December 30.


EDUCATION

Yearender 2010
All questions, no answers
Year 2010 can rightly be dubbed as year of transit for school education. The city joined entire nation to welcome the new educational renaissance, though this shift from ages old chalk-and-talk classrooms to comprehensive education module has not been smooth. Struggling with various academic issues, the education fraternity had to answer a number ofquestions on the quality of discipline and moral education, with students going on a slapgate parole, misusing social networking sites, etc.

SGPC to open business school
Mohali, December 28
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) would open up a business school at Dhakoli village, Zirakpur. In this connection, discussions are being held with Cambridge University, said SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar while attending a function at the Gurdwara Sahibzada Ajit Singh in Phase II here on Sunday.

‘Health is wealth’ day celebrated
Students of EuroKids, Zirakpur, participate in an event ‘Health is wealth’ on TuesdayZirakpur, December 28
Health is wealth day was celebrated with much fun fare at EuroKids, here, today. The theme for event was “Sports around the world”. Schoolchildren participated in various events like badminton, Moto GP, rugby, bowling pins, fast bowling and hockey, which were organised for children of all age groups.

Students of EuroKids, Zirakpur, participate in an event ‘Health is wealth’ on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

‘Biotechnology an important area of research’
Chandigarh, December 28
Prof Shenggen Fan, director-general, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, delivered a lecture on the second day of 93rd annual conference of Indian Economic Association (IEA) organised by Panjab University. Suggesting that food and nutrition availability should be one of the major goals in the national policy of developing nations, Prof Shenggen said in the Indian context, agricultural growth, especially in vegetable, fruit and dairy products was a key requirement. He said the status of women and rural infrastructure, including drinking water, rural health and sanitation, needed to be improved.

155 NCC cadets from city to attend R-Day camp
Chandigarh, December 28
Additional Director General, NCC, Maj Gen Mohabat Singh Virk, interacts with the selected cadets in Chandigarh on Tuesday As many as 155 cadets, including girls, from the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate have been selected to represent the region at the prestigious national-level Republic Day Camp in New Delhi. Drawn from the Army, Navy and Air Force Wing, the cadets presented a guard of honour to Maj Gen Mohabat Singh Virk, Additional Director General, NCC at the ongoing Pre-Republic Day Camp.
Additional Director General, NCC, Maj Gen Mohabat Singh Virk, interacts with the selected cadets in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Three killed in accidents
Kharar, December 28
A resident of Himachal Pradesh and another of Patiala got killed in an accident near Ballo Majra village late last night. Both the victims were working with the same construction company that was building a shopping mall.

Two held in murder case
Ambala, December 28
The detective cell of the Ambala police has arrested two persons in connection with the murder of one Rajan Kumar.
Addressing the mediapersons here today, Superintendent of Police Shashank Anand said the district detective team arrested Nanak, a resident of Ambala, and Vicky, a resident of Shahbad, from the Baldev Nagar area.

Probe sought into depot holder’s death
Was harassed by officials, claims brother
Ambala, December 28
Ramesh Chander Sehgal, a 69-year-old resident of Ambala Cantonment, has demanded a probe into the harassment and subsequent death of his younger brother, Subhash Chander Sehgal, who was running a fair price ration depot at Ward Number 4.

Residents pray for Khushpreet’s return
Kharar, December 28
Residents of Sunny Enclave and Mundi Kharar prayed for safe return of Khushpreet, the child from Burail, who was abducted a week ago.
People lit candles, prayed and performed ‘ardaas’.

Drugs worth Rs 9 lakh seized
Kharar, December 28
The health department has seized illegal medicines worth Rs 9 lakh from National Medical Agency, Kharar. The raid was led by drug inspector Amit Duggal at the aforesaid medical store.


CRIME

Motorcyclist killed
Mohali, December 28
A motorcyclist Jagtar Singh was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Sohana last evening.
The victim, along with his friend Parminder Singh, was going from Chandigarh to Banur when the vehicle hit them.

SPORTS

St Kabir pocket U-12 cricket title
Chandigarh, December 28
With the help of Shivam Gulati’s 59 off 58, hosts St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, lifted the U-12 St Kabir Trophy after beating Saupin’s School, Sector 32, by six wickets in the final played at the school grounds here yesterday.


A match in progress during the Tricity Premier League at Banyan School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Tuesday
A match in progress during the Tricity Premier League at Banyan School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Dhruv Pandove cricket tourney
RCA, DCF to clash for title
Patiala, December 28
The Rashtriya Cricket Academy, Rohtak, and the Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF), Delhi, made it to the final of the 10th All-India Dhruv Pandove (under-12) Memorial Cricket Tournament in progress at various venues across Patiala.

Raman grabs gold in long jump
Panchkula, December 28
Raman Jee from Delhi grabbed gold medal in long jump (4.32 m) in men section in the 17th IBSA National Sports Meet for the Blind-2010, being held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3 here today.

Vijay Merchant (U-16) Trophy
Punjab enter quarterfinals
Chandigarh, December 28
Punjab entered the quarterfinals of Vijay Merchant (U-16) after defeating Hyderabad on the basis of first innings’ lead at Palakkad (Kerala) today.
Punjab scored 167 runs against Hyderabad. Resuming from an overnight score of 124 for 2 in 62 overs, Hyderabad’s Tanmay Aggarwal’s hammered a ton. Tanmay, who was unbeaten on 38, went on to score 102 off 322 balls with the help of 11 boundaries before he fell victim to Punjab skipper Karan Kaila. PS Chatanya Reddy was the other main contributor with the bat. He scored 77 runs.

RCF lift football trophy
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 28 RCF, Kapurthala, lifted the football trophy in the All-India Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Shaheedi Football Tournament yesterday.


 



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