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3 PUSU supporters, cop assaulted
Petrol station, hospital turn battleground, courtesy student rivalry
Chandigarh, December 9
Injured constable Gulab Singh views the CCTV footage at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, for clues in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan Student rivalry once again raised its ugly head last night when three supporters of the Panjab University Students Union were attacked with sharp-edged weapons and bats at the Sector 10 petrol station.

Injured constable Gulab Singh views the CCTV footage at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16, for clues in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan


Trailblazers of a different kind
Chandigarh, December 9
When it comes to 39-year-old Narinder Kumar, the phrase “where there is a will, there is a way” holds true. With a meagre earning of Rs 7,900 a month, Narinder, a medical representative, has taken on himself to launch a crusade against the alleged malpractices under the existing Municipal Corporation. He is contesting the MC elections.

Anil Kumar Anil Kumar takes over as Home Secy
Chandigarh, December 9
Anil Kumar, a Haryana cadre IAS officer, took over the charge of UT Home Secretary (HS) here today. He conceded that the city had a lot of scope for improvement and he would take stock of the existing ground conditions, besides the required changes.
Anil Kumar

Dismembered body found at Maloya
Chandigarh, December 9
An unidentified person was found in a mutilated state in the forest area near Gawala Colony at Maloya village here this morning. The victim, who was in his mid-twenties, was rushed to the PGI, where his condition was stated to be critical. The police has registered a case of attempt to murder against unidentified persons at the Sector 39 police station.

Taking stock:
A policeman take a look at a car which met with an accident on the road separating Sectors 23 and 24 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Youth held for rape bid on 6-yr-old
Chandigarh, December 9
A 28-year-old man was today arrested for attempting to rape a six-year-old girl in Mauli Jagran here today. Rakesh Kumar was arrested following the complaint of the girl’s mother. The police said the accused was a neighbour of the girl and lured her to his house. He tried to rape her, but the girl’s mother spotted him when she came looking for the child. Rakesh, who works as a labourer, was produced in court and sentenced to judicial custody.

Student raped at Pinjore
Panchkula, December 9
A 20-year-old youth allegedly raped a college student at Pinjore, near here, yesterday. The accused, identified as Hitesh Walia, was arrested by the police after the victim lodged a complaint with the police last night.


EC’s ‘zero tolerance’ bugs candidates
The state election commission has decided to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ towards the pasting of banners and posters and take stringent action against the violators. Notices have been issued to all contestants to remove their banners and posters or else cases will be registered against them by the commission.

Congress candidate Harphool Chand Kalyan (with folded hands) from Ward No. 13 campaigns at the Housing Board flats in Sector 49, Chandigarh, on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Dholis have edge over SMSes
Chandigarh, December 9
With the restriction imposed on sending bulk SMSes by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), candidates contesting civic polls are sticking to the traditional methods of catching attention of voters by using ‘dhol walas’ during campaigning.

Dholis are a hot favourite with candidates during canvassing. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

A busy day for campaigners
Chandigarh, December 9
Amidst the rising fever of MC poll campaign, the candidates have started holding small meeting in their wards to connect to maximum number of electorates. The candidates are even holding prayer meetings in the temples with a hope to win.

Cong candidate lodges complaint against Chief Engineer
Chandigarh, December 9
Congress candidate Chander Mukhi Sharma of Ward Number 15 today lodged a complaint against Municipal Corporation chief engineer SS Bidda for violating the model code of conduct by installing play equipment in the park of Sector 35-D. During a media interaction Chander Mukhi Sharma said that a complaint had been registered with the Election Commission about the chief engineer for installing play equipment adjoining house number-3393 at 1.30 pm on December 8, 2011.

City receives record rainfall in December
Chandigarh, December 9
With the city receiving 3.9mm rain during the first nine days of December, the record of dry days experienced during the previous four years has been broken.

Pinjore bypass to open this month
Work on small patches on the 10-km stretch in full swing
Panchkula, December 9
Those commuting on the Panchkula-Shimla National Highway No 22 will heave a sigh of relief, as the National Highway Authority of India will be throwing the Pinjore-Parwanoo bypass open to public this month.

An overview of the Pinjore-Parwanoo bypass. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Contractors not keen on working for civic body
Panchkula, December 9
The development works in Panchkula have suffered a setback as there are not many contractors ready to work for the local municipal corporation. They alleged that their payments had been delayed on frivolous grounds which forced them to avoid making bids in the town.

Tapping Feat Students of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, perform during their 10th Founder’s Day at Inderdhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, Panchkula, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Divine melodies A group of carol singers from different churches sing Christmas ‘bhajans’ in Hindi at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

HC sets 8-week deadline on stagnant water
Chandigarh, December 9
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has set up an eight-week deadline for the Mohali Deputy Commissioner, Punjab Chief Engineer and other authorities to take a decision on the issue of draining stagnant rain water from the city of Banur falling in Mohali district.

Auto drivers ‘fleece’ passengers at railway station
Chandigarh, December 9
In the absence of any prepaid taxi service, introduced with much fanfare some years ago, auto rickshaw drivers’ fleecing passengers seems to have become an inseparable feature at Chandigarh Railway Station.

Metro project
Details of underground services sought
Chandigarh, December 9
To complete the long-awaited detailed project report (DPR) for the tricity’s ambitious project, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now sought details of all underground services in the city from the UT Administration.

Chrysanthemum show
Virinder bags king of show title
Chandigarh, December 9
Around 264 varieties of flowers were put on display at Chrysanthemum Show in Sector 33 this year. Over 24 categories were added to the show this year and the number of pots had also been increased.

Awareness on Right to Service Act
Mohali, December 9
“Punjab is the first state, where the Right to Service Act has been notified and it enables the common man to get the notified services within a time bound manner,” said Iqbal Singh Sidhu, Commissioner, Punjab Right to Service Commission.

Rally by traders, industrialists
Members of the Joint Action Committee of Trade Industry and MSME take out a car rally in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Friday. Chandigarh, December 9
Hundreds of traders and industrialists of the city today took out a car rally to protest against the misuse of charges. Besides a number of demands, the main demand of the protesters was to reduce the penalty of Rs 500 per sq ft per month and power to seal any place of livelihood under the Chandigarh Estate Rules, 2009.

Members of the Joint Action Committee of Trade Industry and MSME take out a car rally in support of their demands in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Community centre likely in Sec 69
Mohali, December 9
A community centre is being constructed in Sector 69 by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority for the convenience of residents.


PPCB officials collect ground water samples
Dera Bassi, December 9
A team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board collected samples of ground water on Wednesday. Complaints regarding contaminated ground water had been pouring in for long. SDO Gursarn Singh said following the directions of board chairman Kahan Singh Pannu, the team was formed to collect samples from Ghaggar river and other places. Six samples were collected from Issapur village. Earlier, the team collected samples from Ghaggar and Dhabi.

Woman hit by bus, dies
Ambala, December 9
Jarnail Kaur (50), wife of a retired Armyman, died at a local hospital after she was hit by a bus on the Ambala-Chandigarh road, near here.

Man consumes poison, dies
Banur, December 9
A 33-year-old person died after he allegedly consumed poison, here today.


Sports complex-7 lift trophy
Chandigarh, December 9
The volleyball team of Sports Complex, Sector 7, lifted the Chandigarh Volleyball Championship Trophy after defeating Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, (GMSSS 26) in the final match of the tourney, held here, today.

Players in action during the Chandigarh State Volleyball Championship at Sports Complex in Sector 7, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Kensiya, Asmita bring laurels
Chandigarh, December 9
Teams of St Anne’s School, Sector 32, St Kabir School, Sector 26, Government Girls Secondary School, Sector 20, and St Stephen’s School, Togan, register wins in their respective matches during the St Kabir Inter-School Basketball Tournament, being held here, today.

Manan’s ton strengthens Punjab on day two
Chandigarh, December 9
Punjab team’s skipper, Manan Vohra, struck a brilliant ton to consolidate his team in against Andhra Pradesh on the second day of the ongoing Cooch Behar Trophy for Boys (U-19) elite (C), being played at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali.

CC-42 weightlifters bag gold medals
Chandigarh, December 9
Brawny weightlifters of Coaching Centre, Sector 42, showed a great courage and bagged men’s title in the ongoing Chandigarh Weightlifting Competitions, here today.
The winning side secured 185 points while PS Club finished second with 101 points.

Geet Mohan in action during the UT Weightlifting Tournament at Sector 42 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

MDAV-22 thrash Luxmi in kho-kho
Chandigarh, December 9
The kho-kho team of the MDAV School, Sector 22, trounced Luxmi Tararathore School, Mohali, in the finals of 8th Challenger kho-kho Championship of boys and girls (U-14) held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, here today.


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