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notice to UT, nominated councillors
Chandigarh, December 27
On a petition seeking stay on the swearing-in ceremony of nine nominated councillors, the Chandigarh District Court today issued notice to the Union of India, the UT Administrator, the Municipal Corporation and nine nominated councillors for December 30.

PU recruitment plan draws flak
Chandigarh, December 27
With its plans to hire 280 teachers within a span of just 20 days, Panjab University (PU) is all set to create a history of sorts with its forthcoming recruitment drive starting from January 7, 2012.

tribune impact
Night shelters to provide free stay for 3 months
Chandigarh, December 27
Following report of a Chandigarh Tribune special survey on “Night shelters for homeless: Meant for them, but pinching their pocket”, on December 15, the UT Administration has decided to provide ‘free of cost’ stay to poor people in the two night shelters (popularly known as ‘Raenbasera’), in Sectors 17 and 26.


Minor players no more
December 27, 2011
UT orders child-mapping again
December 25, 2011
Neighbours hold clue: mother
December 24, 2011
Poor not poor enough for EWS seat
December 23, 2011
Cardiologist found murdered
December 22, 2011
ASI recruitment stayed yet again
December 21, 2011
Fresh faces form majority in new MC
December 20, 2011
Long day, indeed!
December 19, 2011
Record 59.37% polling in UT
December 18, 2011
Teenage siblings’ murder jolts city
December 17, 2011
Candidates wrap up early
December 16, 2011
Ex-MLA’s son creates ruckus
December 15, 2011

Double murder: A tough nut to crack for police
Chandigarh, December 27
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to probe the gruesome murder of two teenaged siblings, Kavita and Gaurang Sahu, seems to be still groping in the dark, with no vital clues in hand. Though in the past 10 days, the SIT has followed several leads, the motive behind the brutal crime that shook the city still remains unclear, making matters worse for the police.

PCR staff rewarded for honesty
Chandigarh, December 27
In a case of exemplary professional honesty, personnel of the police control room (PCR) returned a sum of Rs 19 lakh to the family of a man who died of heart attack at the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector 43 here today.



ashiana SCheme
Stay over allotment of flats for slum dwellers

Panchkula, December 27
The much-hyped Ashiana scheme of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to rehabilitate slum dwellers in various slum colonies in the town has landed in a legal tangle as a few persons have got stay from the court.

teacher-pupil ratio
Education dept fails to fulfill criteria 
Chandigarh, December 27
Even after one year of notification of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE Act) in the city, the UT education department has failed to fulfill the prescribed teacher-pupil ratio in its government schools, struggling with an average ratio of 1:50, making them “unfit” to implement the Act.

MC house ends on high pitch
Councillors argue during the last general house of the outgoing municipal corporation team in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Chandigarh, December 27
The proceedings of the last meeting of the General House commenced today with heated exchanges between the ruling and opposition councillors on the delay in the completion of development works in various wards.

Councillors argue during the last general house of the outgoing municipal corporation team in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

‘Tech-savvy’ councillors not ready to part with laptops
Chandigarh, December 27
Like the proverbial love for their seats, none of the outgoing municipal corporation councillors wants to part with their erstwhile official laptops.

Audit department draws flak for laxity
Chandigarh, December 27
In a classic example of lackadaisical attitude of the municipal corporation’s audit department, the pending dues from councillors for 2007 were recovered in 2011.

mayoral elections
Filing of nomination papers today
Chandigarh, December 27
The nomination papers for the posts of Mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor of the newly constituted municipal corporation will be filed tomorrow.

Year Ender 2011
district courts

Violence, verdicts and VIP appearances

Chandigarh, December 27
Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav comes out of the district courts after hearing. The year witnessed key developments in important cases and judges of the Chandigarh district courts delivering several important verdicts. Apart from verdicts, proceedings in infamous cases like J&K sex scandal, cash-for-judge scam and rape-on-wheels cases are still on. The year also saw handing down of punishment to drunk drivers by the district courts.

Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav comes out of the district courts after hearing. A Tribune photograph

48 Anna’s supporters held
Chandigarh, December 27 The UT police arrested 48 persons for hold a protest in Anna Hazare’s support at Sector 17-21 and 18-7 roundabouts here today. The UT administration had imposed Section 144, CrPC, in the area. The supporters were arrested under the preventive measures under Sections 107 and 51 of the CrPC.

Arzoo rocks to clinch title
Chandigarh, December 27
Braving the chilly weather, music and fun-loving audience thronged the Sector-17 Plaza on the day three of the ongoing “New Year Extravaganza-2011” organised by the Chandigarh Tourism.

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academic posts
PUTA seeks discontinuation of elections

Chandigarh, December 27
Reacting to the “embarrassing” show of power put up by certain Senators during the election for deans of different departments, the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) has urged the Vice-Chancellor (VC) to discontinue election of these academic posts and appoint senior faculty on same on rotation basis.


3 trucks ferrying cattle impounded, 6 held
Ambala, December 27
As many as 57 buffaloes being ferried in three trucks to Uttar Pradesh, purportedly for slaughter, were seized near the Mohra police post in Ambala district last night.

Ambala police claims dip in crime rate
Ambala, December 27
The overall crime rate in Ambala district during 2011 has gone down owing to “efficient” policing, according to a spokesman for the police. According to police records, 552 road accident cases had so far been registered at various police stations in the district. At least 252 persons lost their lives, while 324 were seriously injured in the accidents.

Youth killed in accident
Ambala, December 27
One person was killed in a road accident near Baldev Nagar last late night. According to sources, an unknown vehicle hit a youth on the Ambala-Chandigarh road last night.

Punjab Meats agrees to pay Rs 24 cr
Dera Bassi, December 27
The move to seal the premises of Punjab Meats Limited (PML) located at Behda village here on account of repayment of loans dithered after the owner of the meat plant, AS Bindra, agreed to repay a part of the loan in the next few days.


Company defrauded of Rs 6 lakh via email hacking
Chandigarh, December 27
In a case of email hacking, the cyber cell of the UT police has registered a case on the complaint of a manager of a city-based multinational company, which was defrauded of $ 11,178 (Rs 6 lakh).


Adil wants to make big in shooting
Chandigarh, December 27
After Abhinav Bindra who made the city proud by winning laurels in the world of shooting, a 15-year-old shooter, Adil Singh Grewal, wants to be the next big name and makes waves in the field of shooting. Adil during a practice session. A Tribune Photograph

London tennis body honours local lad
Chandigarh, December 27
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), London, has awarded Taranbir Singh Oberio, a student of The Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, with the player of the year award. The local lad won five consecutive singles and doubles titles and also a certificate and a gold medal.

Delhi players steal tae kwon do championship
Chandigarh, December 27
Tae-kwon-do players of the Delhi team won the highest number of medals in the recently held 3rd North Zone Tae-kwon-do Championship, held here.

Himal, Shivika win top honours
Chandigarh, December 27
Chess player, Himal Gusain, of GGDSD College 32, bagged the open team Chess Championship with 6 points in the Chandigarh Team Chess Championship, held at St Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today. Players make a move during the Chandigarh Team Chess Championship in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
Players participate in the trials at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, for the upcoming 40th Senior (Women) National Handball Championship to be held at Delhi from January 4.
Dribbling their way: Players participate in the trials at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, for the upcoming 40th Senior (Women) National Handball Championship to be held at Delhi from January 4. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

DP Azad academy in final
Chandigarh, December 27
DP Azad Cricket Academy reached the final of the ongoing 1st Satluj Sub-Junior Cricket League Tournament for Boys (U-13) after defeating Bharti Vij Cricket Academy, Sector 28, here today.

SGGS blank Ludhiana college
Chandigarh, December 27
Local team SGGS College beat SCD Government College, Ludhiana, in a one-sided affair in a league match of the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Softball Championship for Men at PU grounds here today. The SGGS College defeated the visiting side 10-0, while another local team, GGD SD College, thrashed hosts PU Campus 13-2.

Junior football tourney kicks off
Patiala, December 27
Four matches were played on the opening day of the 33rd Punjab State Junior under-19 Football Championship that began at Patiala today. BD Juneja, Green Man Awardee, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.


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