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Ex-MLA’s son creates ruckus
Carries cop along on car bonnet, booked, challaned
Chandigarh, December 14
The police has booked two DAV College students, one of whom is the son of a former MLA from Raikot, for creating a ruckus and assaulting a cop when their car was signalled to stop for traffic violation.

The two accused being taken to the Sector-39 police station in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan


ECHS indisposed
December 14, 2011
Nursery admissions stalled
December 13, 2011
PU move raises Eyebrows
December 12, 2011
Thieves’ night out in panchkula
December 11, 2011
3 PUSU supporters, cop assaulted
December 10, 2011
Who cares about High court orders?
December 9, 2011
Rly station project stalled
December 8, 2011
2 women flee with newborn
December 7, 2011
Egg on face of police, again
December 6, 2011
Yet another fuel scam
December 5, 2011

Passion, revenge most fatal
Account for 90 per cent cases of murder this year
Chandigarh, December 14
Extreme emotions of passion and revenge account for more than 90 per cent murders in the city. More interestingly, all 22 murders reported this year so far had occurred in city’s colonies and slums owing to failed love affairs, matrimonial disharmony or old enmity which turned violent.

Night shelters for homeless
Meant for them, but pinching their pocket
Chandigarh, December 14
Tariff: Single bed: Rs 40 (with fan) and Rs 55 (with cooler) in dormitory; family room: Rs 240; time period: 12 hours. If you think that these are charges of a low-budget hotel, you are wrong.

Homeless persons struggle to keep themselves warm at the pavement of a market on a chilly December night. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Nominated councillors to hold key in MC
Chandigarh, December 14
Going by trends in the ongoing scenario for the municipal corporation (MC) elections, nominated councillors will have the final say on which party comes to power.

Chandigarh Scan
Doctor awarded
Surendra Kumar Sharma, a PhD student, the department of gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, got prestigious MGIMS award during ‘38th Annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India’ held in Gwalior from December 3 to 6.

Govt schools get Huda notices over water dues
Panchkula, December 14
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has issued notices to more than half a dozen government schools for not clearing water bills worth lakhs.

Bird lovers: Girls enjoying an evening with ducks at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Bird lovers:
Girls enjoying an evening with ducks at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Candidates make last-ditch effort
Go all out to woo voters in the last leg of campaigning, make bagful of promises
Bollywood actor Kirron Kher (centre, in red saree), who was canvassing in support of BJP candidate Jatinder Pal Malhotra, interacts with residents of Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Chandigarh, December 14
Candidates contesting civic polls have entered into the last leg of campaigning making every possible effort to catch the attention of the voters. Madhu Bansal, wife of local MP Pawan Bansal, addressed a meeting of the Mahila Block Congress Block No. 20 in support of the Congress candidate from Ward No. 13, Har Phool Chander Kalyan.

Bollywood actor Kirron Kher (centre, in red saree), who was canvassing in support of BJP candidate Jatinder Pal Malhotra, interacts with residents of Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Independents supporting candidates of prominent parties
Two rebels also get support from local parties
Chandigarh, December 14
Hardly two days left for the MC polls and the independent candidates contesting the elections have already begun supporting the candidates fielded by prominent parties.

Trying a hand at occidentalism:
Students of Saupin’s School perform a short play during their annual function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Unfulfilled promises of the past
Chandigarh, December 14
No having fulfilled poll promises made in the past, the political parties are churning out the old agenda for the coming Municipal Corporation (MC) polls just to make it appear voluminous. The irony is that the MC poll manifesto of both prominent political parties has neither any vision document to deal with the city problems nor have they bothered to cover the issues which have been lying pending with the UT Administration for the past 10 years.

Get a free ride to polling booth on Dec 17
Chandigarh, December 14
If you get a call early in the morning on December 17 offering you a ride to the polling station, don’t be surprised, it will be party workers of one of the parties ensuring that you reach the polling booth to cast your vote on time.

Security beefed up for Vice-President’s visit
Chandigarh, December 14
The UT police has been leaving no stone unturned in beefing up the security arrangements for the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari who would be coming for the PU Annual Convocation. The UT police has decided to depute over 1000 policemen during the Vice-President’s visit.

Phase revisited
Civic body does nothing to improve facilities in Phase XI
Mohali, December 14
Illegal rehri menace, stray cattle, unsatisfactory state of sanitation and faulty drainage system has been annoying the residents of Phase XI. Not much has been done by the authorities concerned over the past three months when the issue was highlighted in these columns.

Sunset adds to the scenic beauty of Zirakpur on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

No traffic lights on Zirakpur-Parwanoo highway
Zirakpur, December 14
In the absence of traffic lights on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo highway near the Baltana  link road, heavy traffic has become a nightmare for residents of the adjoining areas. To make the matter worse, tractor-trailers and trucks loaded with construction material remain parked along the highway and link road putting commuters to inconvenience.

Fire-fighting arrangements found inadequate at Civil Hospital
Mohali, December 14
The local Civil Hospital is functioning without adequate fire-fighting arrangements. It has yet to acquire a no objection certificate from the fire brigade authorities.

Akalis paved way for skyscrapers in city: Cong
Chandigarh, December 14
The Akalis have violated the Chandigarh Pheriphery Act with impunity thereby paving the way for massive sky scrapers, including Tata Camelot project without the clearance of the Environment Ministry. These allegations were leveled by Congress contesting candidate Chander Mukhi Sharma against SAD-BJP contesting candidate Harjinder Kaur from Ward No. 15 that her party had been working against the interest of the residents of Chandigarh. In fact she had never opposed her party’s decisions which affected the smooth development of the city.

MC officials seal 21 mobile towers in Pinjore
Panchkula, December 14
With mobile companies failing to complete formalities on time, the municipal corporation today went on a sealing spree in Pinjore.

Impounded vehicles occupy prime space
Chandigarh, December 14
Impounded vehicles laden with goods continue to be a headache for both the UT Excise and Taxation Department as well as public.

Trucks impounded by the UT Excise and Taxation Department stationed in the parking area of the UT Deputy Commissioner’s office in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Three policemen suspended for sleeping on duty
Chandigarh, December 14
Senior police officials have suspended a UT police head constable and two constables, who were found sleeping in their PCR vehicles while on duty.

Forensic lab refuses to accept samples, courtesy staff crunch
Mohali, December 14
The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) set up in Phase IV here is not accepting samples for examination due to staff shortage.

HC judges, advocates donate blood
Chandigarh, December 14
The Bar, the Bench and the employees of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today came together for a cause -- blood donation.


DCI picks holes in dental college
Masters course denied for equipment, faculty faults
Chandigarh, December 14
Leaving Panjab University red in face Dental Council of India has asked it to fulfil various infrastructure and faculty deficiencies in Bachelor Dental Surgery (BDS) course running in Dr HSJ Dental College before asking permission to open Masters degree in Dental Surgery.

Woman power
70 pc PU toppers are girls
Schemes aid girls to touch sky
Chandigarh, December 14
Just like last year, PU’s 61st convocation on December 16 will be a celebration of women power on campus as out of 475 toppers 351 are girls. The girls have also left their mark in research as out of 215 PhD degrees to be handed over during the convocation as many as 125 degrees belong to women candidates.

Sobti to receive PCMA award on Dec 16
Chandigarh, December 14
Professor RC Sobti will be conferred the PCMA award for Excellence in Higher Education by the Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) on December 16. This award is being given to Prof Sobti in recognition of his immense contribution to the field of management of higher education. “His contribution towards the development of Panjab University as its Vice-Chancellor is a matter of pride for the entire North India,” said Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha, president of PCMA.

Three-day chrysanthemum exhibition
Chandigarh, December 14
Three-day chrysanthemum exhibition started at Prof RC Paul Rose Garden, Panjab University, today. Vice-Chancellor’s wife Professor Vipin Sobti, inaugurated the exhibition.


Women who stole newborn sent to judicial custody
Panchkula, December 14
The women, who had stolen a newborn from General Hospital in Sector 6 here on the intervening night of December 5 and 6, have been sent to judicial custody. The police had also recovered the clothes of newborn from the two accused identified as Rekha and Nisha, residents of Sanaur in Patiala district. The two were arrested by the police on December 10 and were sent to a three-day police remand. The two were produced in the court today, which ordered to send them in judicial custody at Central Jail Ambala.

HC stays declaration of ward 19 result
Chandigarh, December 14
Acting on a petition challenging BJP candidate Raj Kishore’s candidature for the municipal corporation (MC) poll from ward 19, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the declaration of result from the ward.

Institute told to refund fee
Chandigarh, December 14
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology to refund Rs 42,480 after deducting administrative charges of Rs 1,000 to a Sector-17 resident.


52 cellphones recovered from accused’s hideout
Were arrested on December 1
Chandigarh, December 14
A fortnight after the police arrested five members of a gang, who used to steal valuables worth lakhs loaded in trucks, the police has recovered a truck, mobile phones worth lakhs and 78 batteries from Dimapur, Nagaland, where the accused had stored the goods.

Man booked for fraud
Mohali, December 14
A case of cheating has been registered against a resident of Sohana for preparing fake documents. complained that Rattan Lal had allegedly prepared fake assessment documents for the acquisition of a fish pond. The complaint was lodged on November 29 following which the matter was probed by the SP (D).

Counterfeiting of currency notes
BJP given show-cause notice
Chandigarh, December 14
The state election commission has issued a show-cause notice to the BJP on the complaint made by Congress councillors Pardeep Chhabra and Devinder Singh Babla for counterfeiting currency notes or bank notes as violation of Model code of Conduct.


Nimrat-Karishma pair thrash Ashmita-Komal
Chandigarh, December 14
Making it a one-sided affair, a local pair of Nimrat Walia and Karishma Mehta thrashed Ashmita Jalali and Komalpreet Kaur 6-1 and 6-1in the match of girls’ (U-16) category, during the ongoing St Stephen’s School CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament, being held at CLTA Courts and Lake Sports Complex, here today.
In the other matches, Saumya Saxena and Charvi Saxena defeated Sandeep Kaur and Shivi Singla 6-1 and 6-2 while Bhavya Wadhawan and Gayatri Kumariah routed Itika Sharma and Gurleen Kaur, in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-0.

Nimrat Walia returns a shot during a match at CLTA courts in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Satluj Public School win
Panchkula, December 14
The host team of Satluj Public School overcame Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, in the ongoing 1st Satluj Cricket League Tournament for Boys’ (U-13), being held here today. Satluj Cricket Academy defeated the opponents by one run. The winning team, after elected to bat first, scored a total of 129 for 3 in the allotted slot of 20 overs with Prabhjeet Singh scoring 45-runs. In reply, the little flower team failed to achieve the target and felt short of a single run to win the match. Nitin (66) and Shaksham Gupta (24) contributed the most runs for the team. For the winners, Abhishek Sharma and Hardik Choudhary were the pick of the bowlers for grabbing three wickets each. Brief Score:

Students in action during a gatka competition at Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan GNK team bag title in gatka
Chandigarh, December 14
The gatka team of Guru Nanak Khalsa School, Sector 30, secured first place in boys’ (U-14) demonstration event during the 1st Chandigarh State Gatka Championship, being held, here today. The team of GMSSS 47, attained second place while team of GMSSS, Mani Majra, secured third place. A total of 150 students participated in the tourney.

Students in action during a gatka competition at Guru Nanak Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Sector 30, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Haryana golf fest from Dec 15
Chandigarh, December 14
The Haryana Golf Association (HGA) will organise the Haryana Golf Festival (HGF) in state from December 15 to 18.
The inaugural round of the festival will be held at Golf Course of Panchkula while the second round will be held at Tarudhan Valley, Golf Resort, at ITC classic golf resort.

Ajay Johl, treasurer, Haryana Golf Association, addresses mediapersons at Panchkula Golf Club on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal

Cricket Trophy
Himachal, Haryana to cross swords
Chandigarh, December 13
The last day of the match between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, went to the visitors, as the team after taking a first innings lead over the host, secured nine points, at the DS stadium, Patiala, today. In the ongoing match of Vijay Merchant Cricket Trophy (U-16), bowlers of the Himachal team bowled the batsmen of the host team on 210-runs.

Aiming for spot in summit clash:
Players during the semi-final match of basketball tournament at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Western Command shooters lift overall trophy
Chandigarh, December 13
The Western Command team lifted overall trophy in the recently held 6th National Combat Forces Shooting Championship (NCFSC) at Infantry School, Mhow.

Local lad wins laurels
Chandigarh, December 14
Shuttler Akshit Mahajan, a student of SD College, Sector 32, upset top seed Sameer Verma of Madhya Pradesh in a match of the ongoing Tata Open International Badminton Tournament being held  in Mumbai.

Harpreet leads Mohali Red to victory
Mohali, December 14
The Mohali red team defeated their counterparts, Mohali green, in the match of Mohali premier cricket league, held at MCA ground, here today.

Roller skating championship
Chandigarh, December 14
The District Roller Skating Association of Panchkula will conduct District Roller Skating Championship at the Skating Rink of Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 15, Panchkula from December 18 to 19.


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