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Municipal Corporation mayoral elections
Raj Bala is city Mayor
Congress bags all three posts; 100 pc voting registered
Chandigarh, January 1
Raj Bala Malik, the newly elected Mayor of Chandigarh, flanked by Darshan Garg, Senior Deputy Mayor (left), and Satish Kainth, Deputy Mayor (right), in her office at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The Congress made a clean sweep in the Municipal Corporation (MC) mayoral elections today. In the fourth tenure of the MC, the Congress bagged all three posts of the Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Raj Bala Malik, the newly elected Mayor of Chandigarh, flanked by Darshan Garg, Senior Deputy Mayor (left), and Satish Kainth, Deputy Mayor (right), in her office at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari



EARLIER STORIES

Relative killed siblings: Police
January 1, 2012
Kaura murder case cracked
December 31, 2011
50% HIKE PROPOSED
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



BJP councillors raise objections
First timers clueless
Mayoral elections not Ďmanagedí, says Pawan Bansal
Itís not going to be a cakewalk for new Mayor

Not allís well with children
Fast-paced lifestyle making them prone to depression
Chandigarh, January 1
Gone are the days when childhood was all blissful, stressless and carefree. The pressures of modern-day living and fast-paced lifestyles have taken a toll on childhood too, with young children suffering from hitherto known adult problems like stress and depression.

Siblingsí murder case
Neighbour identifies accused
Chandigarh, January 1
It was a close neighbour of the two siblings murdered on December 16, who had seen the accused visiting their house on the day of the incident, which helped the Chandigarh police zero in on distant relative Rahul. The neighbour has identified the accused, who is still at large.





COMMUNITY

Open house response
Controversy over role of nominated councillors
Recently, there has been a serious controversy over the role of the nominated councillors in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. The MC was set up basically on the demand of political parties to carry out the affairs by the elected representatives instead of the bureaucracy; thus the formation of the Corporation came into being in 1996 consisting of 30 members, 20 elected, 9 nominated and with one elected MP.

Vineetís family holds warden responsible
17-year-old was found dead in DAV school hostel
Chandigarh, January 1
The mystery still surrounds the death of 17-year-old student of DAV, who was found dead in his hostel room. Meanwhile, high drama was witnessed at Government Multi Speciality Hospital-16 when family members of the deceased alleged that the warden was responsible for his death.

Cold wave continues to lash region
As fog sets in, girls don woollen caps in Sector 17, Chandigarh.
Day, night temperatures likely to dip by one degree
Chandigarh, January 1
Late night showers that lashed the tricity region on Saturday brought down the temperature, forcing residents to remain indoors during early morning hours. Weatherman has predicted that chilly winds would continue to lash the region as the day and night temperatures are likely to fall further by around one degree.

As fog sets in, girls don woollen caps in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Explain source of gym equipment: RO asks SHO
Mohali, January 1
The returning officer (RO), Mohali, has issued a notice to the Station House Officer (SHO), Sohana, to explain the source of the gymnasium equipment, seized by the surveillance team of the election department on Saturday night.


The sea of devotion: Devotees line up to pay their obeisance at Mansa Devi Temple, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Work on Pinjore-Parwanoo bypass
NHAI jumps dec-31 deadline
Panchkula, January 1
Those commuting on the Pinjore-Parwanoo bypass will have to face a harrowing time for a few more weeks, as NHAI has jumped the December-31 deadline set for the completion of the work.

104 challaned for drunken driving
Chandigarh, January 1
A total of 104 revellers were challaned by the Chandigarh police for drunken driving on the New Year eve. The police had specifically laid checkpoints on the roads leading to nightclubs and restaurants to check drunken driving.

Grievances listening camp
Mohali, January 1
The SAD candidate from Mohali, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, organised a camp by listening to grievances of girls, who had been deserted by NRI grooms.

EDUCATION

Mass com in city schools soon
CBSE has already introduced the course at schools in Mumbai, Delhi
Chandigarh, January 2
Getting good response to its pilot project of introducing Mass Media in class XI and XII in Delhi and Mumbai schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to offer it as a full time elective course in all schools from 2012.

 
COURTS

Immigration firm told to pay relief
Chandigarh, January 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II has directed an immigration consultant firm, RIMWEA Career Forum Limited, to refund Rs 1,08,000, along with 9 per cent interest, per annum from the date of filing of complaint till the date of payment for its failure to provide student visa documents.

CRIME

Two killed in road accident
Panchkula, January 1
Two youths died after their car fell into a gorge in Parwanoo, near here, last night. The police said three youths identified as Shubham, Sikdandar and Sandy were coming from Dharampur side when around 8.30 pm their car skidded off the road and rolled down into the gorge. Shubham returned from a NASA tour on Thursday. He was a student of DAV School, Sector 15, Chandigarh. He had gone to Dharmapur to host a party for his two friends Sikandar and Sandy, both from Parwanoo.

22-yr-old dies in mishap
Chandigarh, January 1
The New Year eve turned fatal for a 22-year-old boy, who died in a road accident near the IT Park yesterday. The deceased, identified as Vipul Gupta, was along with his five friends and they were on their way to a mall at the IT Park to celebrate New Year.

Theft case solved, 1 held
Panchkula, January 1
The district police claimed to have solved a case of theft at a house of an Army officer at Chandi Mandir area here today. The accused, identified as Rajesh Kumar, a son of the maid working at the house of the Army officer, had allegedly took away cash and valuables worth over Rs 10 lakh. According to the police, Rajesh burgled into the house of the Army officer on December 21 when family members were not at home. The police arrested him from Kale Khan in Delhi.

Six booked for forgery
Zirakpur, January 1
The Baltana police today booked six persons, including manager of Sohi Banquet Hall, in a forgery case on the complaint of Pankaj, a resident of Lohgarh, Zirakpur. The accused, who had booked the resort to organise New Year party, have been identified as Sameer, Manveer, Ravi, Andy, Dheeraj and manager Manoj Ghosh.

Cop booked for rape
Zirakpur, January 1
The police today booked a former Chandigarh cop on the charges of rape. A case was registered on the complaint of Poonam (name changed), a resident of Hisar, Haryana. The accused has been identified as Balbir Singh, a resident of Shalimar Enclave, Dhakoli.

SPORTS

Param in action. Param, Paramveer, Rohit win top honours
Chandigarh, January 1
Taking revenge of defeat in the finals of North-Zone Inter-School Tennis Championship, the team including three players Param Pun, Paramveer Singh Bajwa and Rohit bagged gold medals in the All-India CBSE Inter-School Sports And Games Competition.

Param in action. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

CRICKET TOURNAMENT
St Johnís, Millenium School log victories
Chandigarh, January 1
Teams of St Johnís (red) School, Sector 26, and Millennium School registered win in their respective matches of the ongoing 14th Blessed Edmond Rice Cricket Tournament, being held here today. In the first match of the day, St Johnís (red) team defeated St Soldier School by six wickets.


One of the members of newly constituted body of the Haryana Sports Welfare Association (HSWA) addresses a press conference at Tau Devilal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

TENNIS MEET
Manik drubs Shivam quarterfinals
Chandigarh, January 1
Manik Kaushal fought hard to defeat fourth seed Shivam Vij in the quarterfinal match of the boysí (U-14) category during the Fort Ramgarh YMCA Total Tennis Tournament, being held here today.

St Soldiers-LIC Cricket Academy match ends in tie
Chandigarh, January 1
The match between St Soldiers, Panchkula, and the LIC Cricket Academy, Sector 26, finished in a tie during the ongoing Tri-city League Cricket Tournament held at BTS School, Sector 48, here today. Batting first, St Soldiers team bundled out the LIC Cricket Academy on the total of 111 runs in 18 overs.

Gallant club enter final in cricket tournament
Chandigarh, January 1
The team of Gallant Cricket Club (GCC) defeated ETA General Limited (ETA), Sector 22, to enter the final of Drug Free City Cricket Tournament, held here today. The winning team overcame the rivals by an undefeatable margin of 148 runs. After batting first, the winning team scored a total of 217 for 2 in 20 overs.

SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP
Arjun, Adhiraj bring laurels
Chandigarh, January 1
The skaters of the Rolling Tigers Panchkula Club, bagged top honours in the recently held School National Games of speed skating at Komal Khatri Skating Rink, Bavana, Delhi, last month.

 



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