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75-yr-old woman found murdered
Was probably raped; highly decomposed body recovered from Sec-21 residence
Chandigarh, January 6
In a gory incident, a 75-year-old woman was found murdered after probably having been raped at her Sector 21 residence here today. The highly decomposed body of Gurbal Maninder Mann was discovered in the afternoon. The police said it
People gather outside the Sector-21 residence of Gurbal Maninder Mann, where she was found murdered on Thursday.
People gather outside the Sector-21 residence of Gurbal Maninder Mann, where she was found murdered on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
believed robbery to be the motive behind the murder.

Khushpreet murder
Burail remains on edge
l Residents on warpath l Mobs pelt cops with stones l Cane-charged
Chandigarh, January 6
Tension prevailed for the second day in Burail village on Thursday with incidents of stone pelting and even violence and spats between cops and residents. However, calm was eventually restored in the evening at the time of filing this report.

A cop picks a stone to disperse the rioting mob after the police came under attack in Burail village on Thursday.

HOT CHASE: A cop picks a stone to disperse the rioting mob after the police came under attack in Burail village on Thursday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


UT orders magisterial probe
Chandigarh, January 6
The UT administration today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the abduction of five-year-old Khushpreet followed by his gruesome murder. The report is expected to be tabled within the next ten days.

After denial, family agrees for autopsy
Chandigarh, January 6
Before eventually giving consent to conduct a post-mortem, Khushpreet’s enraged family members spent the better part of the day refusing to permit doctors to conduct autopsy till the authorities booked for murder all 16 policemen, including a DSP, who were supposed to intercept the kidnappers at the time of ransom payment on December 22.

Parties call for immediate probe
Chandigarh, January 6
Newly elected city mayor Ravinder Pal Singh today offered his condolences to the family members of Khushpreet, the five-year-old child who was kidnapped over two weeks ago and subsequently murdered.

Another Burail boy missing
Chandigarh, January 6 Two days after another schoolboy went missing from Burail, the police is still clueless about the whereabouts of the missing child. Twelve-year-old Abhishek, a class VII student of Government Model School, Sector 45 C, also residing in Burail, failed to return home on January 4. He was last seen with Bappa Rai, a 20-year-old resident of Bengal, who is also missing since then.

(Moments captured by Tribune lensmen Pradeep Tiwari, Vicky Gharu, Nitin Mittal & Manoj Mahajan)


No letup in cold wave
Shimla still warmer than city
Chandigarh, January 6
As the cold wave continued to lash Chandigarh, with mercury rising to 9 °C, 11 degrees below normal, from yesterday’s record high of 7.4 °C, the city remained colder than Shimla even today.

Service tax levy on rail freight deferred
Chandigarh, January 6
In an effort to give some relief to industrialists, the railways has decided to defer the implementation of service tax levy for the third time this fiscal on transport of goods by rail. This levy will now come into effect from April 1. The earlier proposed date was January 1.

Hoarding of onion, potato
IT survey on 2 trading cos
Chandigarh, January 6
To keep a check on hoarding and stem the escalating prices of onion and potato, the income tax department carried out a survey on the premises of two main dealers of these commodities here today.

MC’s Vision Document
Blueprint tabled before panel
Chandigarh, January 6
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation today came up with a vision document, projecting staff requirement of the civic body over the next 10 years.

36 shopkeepers challaned
Chandigarh, January 6
At least 36 shopkeepers were challaned for encroaching on the municipal corporation land during an anti-encroachment drive carried out in the rehri market of Sector 22 here today.

Enforcement & Sanitation
Panel formed to carry out drives
Chandigarh, January 6
A three-member committee has been constituted by the Chandigarh municipal corporation to undertake special enforcement and sanitation drives in the city. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by MC Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh (Pali) here today.

Municipal Corporation
Councillors unsure of berth in civic body
Mohali, January 6
Unhappiness prevails among municipal councillors, who will soon have no seat as soon as the Punjab government issues a notification for the formation of the Mohali Municipal Corporation, as they are not sure whether they will be nominated as members of the new civic body.

Demand for SGPC in Haryana
Jhinda, 25 supporters held at Nada Sahib
Panchkula, January 6
Tension prevailed at Gurdwara Nada Sahib when Jagdish Jhinda, president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC ad hoc), along with hundreds of supporters reached here today. When Jhinda did not budge from his stand, the police arrested him along with 25 other supporters.

Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) president Jagdish Jhinda (centre) along with his supporters stages a protest at Gurdwara Nada Sahib in Panchkula on Thursday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal
Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) president Jagdish Jhinda (centre) along with his supporters stages a protest at Gurdwara Nada Sahib in Panchkula on Thursday.

Cutting of trees without authority’s nod
GMADA lodges police complaint in five cases
Mohali, January 6
Those cutting trees without permission from the local authority will be in trouble now. After getting series of complaints about residents cutting trees, especially during winters, the Horticulture Wing of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority GMADA has lodged police complaints in five cases.

Corps of Signals’ bike expedition flagged off
Chandigarh, January 6
As part of its ongoing centenary celebrations, the Corps of Signals is undertaking a motorcycle expedition that will traverse 6,150 km through 14 states over a period of 42 days.

Shingar Cinema Blast Case
Main accused brought on production warrant
Zirakpur, January 6
The Zirakpur police today brought Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Harminder Singh, main accused in the Shingar Cinema blast case in Ludhiana, on production warrant from the Nabha jail for interrogation related to the arrested BKI terrorists in Zirakpur last year. The police today produced Harminder Singh at Dera Bassi court where the court sent him to police remand till January 8.


Hike in food prices
PUSU members submit memo to PU authorities
Chandigarh, January 6
Lodging their protest against the hike in price of food at Panjab University hostels, members of the Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU) today submitted a memorandum to the university authorities.

ABVP burns effigies of Cong leaders
Chandigarh, January 6
Expressing dissent on the corruption in Commonwealth Games, Adarsh Society scam and 2G Scam, nearly 50 members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today burnt effigies of top political leaders at the student centre in Panjab University.
Members of the ABVP burn effigies of Congress leaders at the Student Centre, PU, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
Members of the ABVP burn effigies of Congress leaders at the Student Centre, PU, Chandigarh, on Thursday.

50 engg students got jobs
Chandigarh, January 6
After witnessing a drop in the placements last year, 50 out of 62 engineering graduates at the University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET), Panjab University, have already been placed in the current batch till date.


Teachers injured in head-on collision
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 6
A vehicle in which schoolteachers were travelling from Chandigarh and Mohali met with an accident this morning. The vehicle, Tata Sumo, collided head on with a speeding truck, which was coming from the opposite direction.

Bharat Nagar road a killer stretch
Kalka, January 6
Due to the dilapidated condition of the Bharat Nagar main road that connects Kalka town to villages of Doon area and Baddi Industrial area, the stretch is now posing a threat to various lives.

Draining of Storm Water
Complaint filed against NHAI director
Ambala, January 6
The executive engineer of public health department, Ambala division, has filed a complaint with the Ambala city police against the project director of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for draining storm water of the national highway(NH) into the residential areas of Ambala City.

UHBVN organises open darbar
Kalka, January 6
To redress the grievances of the subscribers of UHBVN, Pinjore, the department of electricity, Pinjore, today organised an open darbar at the Pinjore office. RK Sharma, Superintendent Engineer of the department heard the problems related to electricity. The residents of Pinjore and its adjoining villages put forth various problems like low voltage problem, restarting of Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electricity Scheme and reimbursement of service charges imposed by UHBVN.

5,000 participate in joint placement drive
Kharar, January 6
David and Morgan India Limited, a global multi-industry engineering provider of technology product innovation and strategic consulting, conducted a joint placement drive for BTech and MBA students of the Rayat-Bahra Centre of Excellence.

Mohindra college shines in gatka contest
Patiala, January 6
The Punjabi University inter-college gatka competition started today at Khalsa College here in which seven colleges participated.

350 players take part in rural tourney
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 6
The four-day national rural tournament began today at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College. A total of 350 players from 15 states of the country are participating in the tournament. Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan inaugurated the tournament.


Cooch Behar U-19 Meet
Punjab book berth in semis
Chandigarh, January 6
With their brilliant tons, Ankit Pursharthy (105) and Anil Sihag (101) guided the Punjab team in the semifinals of Cooch Behar (U-19) Tournament, as the local team won against the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) team on the basis of 100 runs lead in the first innings played at the Holkar Stadium, Indore, today.

Chandigarh drub UP lads 7-0
Chandigarh, January 6
Chandigarh thrashed Uttar Pradesh by 7-0 with the help of two runs each by Nimit and Satinder in the men’s section on the second day of the 32nd Senior National Softball Championship being played at Punjab Engineering College grounds here today.
A player hits the ball during a softball match at PEC grounds in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A player hits the ball during a softball match at PEC grounds in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Basketball assn poll
HC issues notice of motion
Chandigarh, January 6
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion on a petition seeking fresh elections to the Chandigarh Basketball Association.

National School Games from today
Chandigarh, January 6
The UT education department will organise the 56th National School Games in cricket (U-19 boys), football (U-14 boys and girls) and badminton (U-14, 17,19 boys and girls) from January 7 to 12 at various venues in the city.

10 teams from Punjab for golf meet
Chandigarh, January 6
Seventytwo golfers are expected to tee off from the par-72 greens of the SEPTA golf course in Chandi Mandir in the third Col BS Kahlon Memorial Inter-Club Golf Tournament on January 15.

Ajoy to lead civil services
Chandigarh, January 6
UT Director, Higher Education, Ajoy Sharma will lead the Chandigarh Civil Services team in the All-India Civil Services Lawn Tennis Tournament to be held at the Arera Club, Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal, from January 10 to 14.

Tennis Meet
170 entries received
Chandigarh, January 6
Organisers, the local Total Tennis Academy, claimed to receive over 170 entries so far in their first YMCA Total Tennis Tournament-2011.


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