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Relative killed siblings: Police
Raids on to arrest him; photograph to be released today
Kavita and Gaurang Chandigarh, December 31
It was 26-year-old Rahul, a Raipurani resident and a distant maternal uncle of the two siblings, who brutally killed the two teenagers, Gaurang and Kavita Sahu, at their residence in Sector 41 here on December 16.

35 children fall ill after eating wild fruit
Panchkula, December 31
Thirtyfive children of a slum in Gate No 4 in Old Panchkula were admitted to the Sector 6 General Hospital for food poisoning here this afternoon. The children, aged between two and 17, were declared out of danger, but some of them had been retained in the hospital and were under observation.


Kaura murder case cracked
December 31, 2011
December 30, 2011
Power cuts are back
December 29, 2011
notice to UT, nominated councillors
December 28, 2011
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

Kaura case: Police claims, autopsy report at odds
Mohali, December 31
The Mohali police claim of cracking Chandigarh-based cardiologist Deepak Kaura’s murder does not seem to match the initial report on the postmortem of the victim’s body, throwing several questions about investigations in the case.

Cop killed
Zirakpur, December 31
One policeman was killed and another injured when unidentified car hit them near the Nabha Sahib gurdwara on the Patiala highway here tonight. The deceased was identified as Prithpal Singh. The injured cop was taken to a hospital. — TNS

DAV School student found dead in hostel room
Chandigarh, December 31
A 17-year-old student of DAV School in Sector 8 here was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hostel room. The deceased, identified as Vineet Sharma, a class XII student, hailed from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh.


Fire in FR eatery
Chandigarh, December 31
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire that broke out in one of the shops of a food court at Fun Republic, Mani Majra, today. The incident occurred in the afternoon when a short-circuit in the false ceiling of shop No. 6, Fen Fang, on the second floor led to a fire.

Music lovers bid adieu to 2011
Partying into 2012: Revellers welcome New Year in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, December 31
Multitudes of the tricity music lovers and revelers converged at the Sector-17 Plaza and bade adieu to 2011 with a boisterous bonanza of music and dance organised by the Chandigarh Tourism here today. Every inch of the Plaza was occupied while audience listened to Punjabi star singer Satinder Sartaaj and danced along to his catchy numbers.

Partying into 2012: Revellers welcome New Year in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

MC removes 107 hoardings, 723 posters
Zirakpur, December 31
The Zirakpur Municipal Council (MC) has removed over 107 hoardings and 723 posters from the town in the past six days. The council had also issued notices to 11 violators. However, despite drives conducted by the MC, the political parties did not bother to follow the instructions under the model code of conduct.

35 children fall ill after eating wild fruit:
Some of the children admitted to the General Hospital at Sector 6 of Panchkula on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Nitin Mittal
Devotees pay obeisance on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh at the gurdwara in Sector 34 of Chandigarh on Saturday.
At His altar: Devotees pay obeisance on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh at the gurdwara in Sector 34 of Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Last-ditch efforts to muster support
Chandigarh, December 31
Prominent political parties held last-minute meetings with nominated councillors today to draw support for their mayoral candidates. Sources in the Congress said Union Minister and Member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal convened a meeting of elected councillors to educate the first-time members about casting their votes in the mayoral elections tomorrow.

Demolition Drive
Squad retreats as villagers hurl stones
Panchkula, December 31
A demolition squad of the district administration had to beat a hasty retreat after it came under attack from residents of Rajipur village, near Surajpur, Pinjore, here this morning.

Assembly elections
Software to assign duties
Mohali, December 31
For the first time, the Mohali district election office has undertaken the rationalisation of duties of the staff on election duty. District election officer Varun Roojam reviewed the software for the purpose.

Celebrating new year
Just another day for them
Chandigarh, December 31
While New Year revellers hit the roads to celebrate the eve, for many it was just another day. Although the celebrations were held across the city, a section of people spent their New Year’s Eve snuggled around bonfires, braving the chill.

City parties into the night
Chandigarh, December 31
From blaring music in discotheques to Punjabi singer night at the Sector-17 Plaza, New Year’s Eve had something for everyone. Those who are familiar with the clubbing scenario in the city headed to Zirakpur farms where DJ nites were organised.

Ex-servicemen criticise MoD’s welfare department
Chandigarh, December 31
Ex-servicemen have flayed the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) in the Ministry of Defence over negative and anti-veteran attitude of its functionaries.


CBSE decides on one school pre-board
Says only one summative assessment or written test be conducted at the end of a term
Chandigarh, December 31
In what is bound to relieve thousands of classes X and XII students across the city, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has barred schools from conducting repeated pre-boards, which run late into February at times.

11 colleges yet to get re-accreditation
Chandigarh, December 31
Only two, out of total 13 government and non-government colleges in the city, are accredited to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution established by the University Grant Commission (UGC).


Chandumajra kicks off campaign
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 31
Though the SAD (B) has not officially declared the candidature of Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra from the Fatehgarh Sahib assembly constituency, Chandumajra has started his campaign as the SAD (B) candidate.

3 killed in road mishaps
Ambala, December 31
Three persons were killed and one was seriously injured in two separate road accidents in Ambala late last night.

Assault case
Doctor gets bail
Ambala, December 31
Arun Dalal, a doctor of the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, who was arrested on Thursday on charges of assaulting a scribe, was granted bail by Duty Magistrate Vivek Yadav here today.


Nomination of nine Councillors
Court no to stay on mayoral poll
Chandigarh, December 31
On a petition challenging the selection of nominated councillors to the municipal corporation, the district courts today declined to stay the mayoral elections, scheduled for January 1, and directed the petitioners to file a counter-reply on the point of maintainability of the petition.


Gill took Rs 33 lakh to free two children, says police
Panchkula, December 31
Kidnapper Ravinder Singh Gill, accused of abducting Jiya and Arnav from Sector 7 here, had taken Rs 33 lakh as ransom for releasing the children. The accused had taken Rs 18 lakh for releasing Jiya, two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of the owner of Platinum Gymnasium, who was kidnapped on October 20, 2009.

2 booked for forgery
Zirakpur, December 31
The Zirakpur police today booked two persons of a Mohali-based event management company in a forgery case on the complaint of Tarun Mahajan, a resident of Chandigarh, who had taken Chimney Heights Resort on lease. The accused, who had booked the resort to organise a New Year party, have been identified as Gurbax Singh and Saurabh Chopra, caretakers of an event management company of Mohali.

Man ends life
Chandigarh, December 31
A forty-two-year old man committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Sector 22 here today. Rajesh Kapila was working at a printing press in Sector 17. According to the police, Kapila’s wife was the first one to discover his body hanging from the ceiling.


Bragging rights
: Team members of PSPCL after winning a football tournament at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo : Pradeep Tewari

Shivalik School-DP Azad match ends in tie
Chandigarh, December 31
The match between the DP Azad Cricket Academy and Shivalik School, Mohali, ended in a tie in a Saupins 32 Tricity League Cricket Tournament organised by Saupins Cricket Academy at BTS Grounds.

Saiyyan fashions St Anne’s victory
Chandigarh, December 31
Fine batting performance by Saiyyan (41 runs) enabled St Anne’s School to beat GMSSS 26, beat by 5 runs in the Blessed Edmond Rice Cricket Tournament. St Anne’s after winning the toss, elected to bat first and scored 128 runs on the for the loss of 2 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. In reply, GMSSS 26, failed to achieve the target and were bowled out for 123 runs for 9 in 20 overs.


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