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Siblingsí murder
Photograph of accused released
Chandigarh, January 2
SSP Naunihal Singh shows a photograph of the prime accused, Rahul, in the siblingsí murder case at the police headquarters in Chandigarh on Monday. With the police failing in arresting the accused, Rahul, in the siblingsímurder case following repeated raids across his possible hideouts in Haryana and Delhi, the UT police today released the photograph of Rahul who allegedly murdered Gaurang and Kavita Sahu at their residence in Sector 41 on December 16.

SSP Naunihal Singh shows a photograph of the prime accused, Rahul, in the siblingsí murder case at the police headquarters in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photos: S Chandan


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January 2, 2012
Relative killed siblings: Police
January 1, 2012
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

Kaura Murder Case
Prime suspect posed as PGI doc
Mohali, January 2
For many, Deepak Sharma, one of the main accused in the murder of high-profile Chandigarh-based cardiologist, Deepak Kaura, was a respectable junior resident (JR) in the Department of Surgery at the PGI, Chandigarh, who would prescribe medicines to patients coming in his contact.

Admn mulls 5% reduction in power tariff
Chandigarh, January 2
The senior officials of UT Administration are mulling over reducing the proposed power tariff hike from 50 per cent to 45 per cent.

Lukewarm response to UT public darbar
Chandigarh, January 2
The first public darbar of the UT Administrator Shivraj Patil received a lukewarm response at the UT Secretariat, Sector 9, today.

2,000 telephone connections go dead in Mohali
Expensive cable was stolen from an underground chamber in Phase I of Mohali on Sunday. Mohali, January 2
Over 2,000 telephone connections in Mohali went dead last night after thieves stole 15-metre long underground telephone cable, disrupting telephone services at the Deputy Commissionerís office and industrial/ residential areas from Phase I to Phase VI here.

Expensive cable was stolen from an underground chamber in Phase I of Mohali on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu



fire department
Housing complexes in a shambles
Chandigarh, January 2
It seems that the annual maintenance of housing complexes of the fire department in the city is nobodyís baby. As for the last 15 years, neither the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (MC) nor UT Administration is renovating or conducting repair of 92 houses of employees of the fire department. The dilapidated condition of a house at a fire station in Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan

burail jail
Hitch in video conferencing facility
Chandigarh, January 2
The video conferencing facility to link the Burail Jail with the district court complex in Sector 17 is getting delayed, as the UT Administration has failed to solve the connectivity problem.

Municipal corporation issues challans to 51 violators
Chandigarh, January 2
During a special anti-encroachment drive carried out by the municipal corporation (MC) enforcement wing today, 51 challans were issued to violators in Patel Market, Sector 15. Members of the municipal corporation enforcement wing load seized material in a truck during an anti-encroachment drive in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

public darbar
Admn not interested in reducing diesel prices
Chandigarh, January 2
While dealers of petrol stations in the city continued to lose business in diesel sale due to higher rates of the product here in comparison of its satellite towns, the UT Administration does not seem interested in bringing the rate of the product at par with Mohali and Panchkula by decreasing the diesel rates. Punjab Governor and Administrator Shivraj Patil listens to grievances at the public hearing session in Chandigarh on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Encroachments spread in town
Mohali, January 2
Shortage of staff in the tehbazari wing and lack of security cover by the police have led to encroachments by shopkeepers in verandas of various markets as the Mohali municipal council has failed to carry out a consistent drive to get these areas vacated.

Harbhajan Mann campaigns for Balwant Ramoowalia
Mohali, January 2
Punjabi singer Harbhajan Singh Mann, who is son-in-law of SAD candidate from Mohali Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, today campaigned for him. While seeking votes for his father-in-law, the singer said he was supporting Ramoowalia due to his clean image and social works being done by him. On a whirlwind tour of villages in the Mohali constituency, the singer attracted a large crowd.

Four injured in accidents
Mohali, January 2
Four persons, including an infant, were injured in two separate accidents here today. A Zen car driven by a doctor jumped a divider after she lost control over it, injuring three persons, including the infant. The car that hit a motorcycle on the road separating Phases II and IV in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

assembly poll
DC reviews security arrangements
Mohali, January 2
District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam today held a meeting with the police officials to review security arrangements for the forthcoming elections. The returning officers of Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi also attended the meeting. A policeman removes a red beacon from a car of a woman, who claimed to be an office-bearer of the woman wing of Congress. A Tribune photograph

Poor response to e -ticketing
Chandigarh, January 2
The Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporationís (IRCTC) go green campaign on e-ticketing received a lukewarm response as only Internet savvy people, especially youngsters, could respond to the campaign.

Chill may not be good for your heart, say doctors
Chandigarh, January 2
Winter poses an additional risk to those who suffer from heart problems or high blood pressure. Doctors say the risk of having a heart attack during winter might be twice as high as in summer.

Poultry course for jail inmates
Chandigarh, January 2
The Burail Jail authorities today inaugurated a poultry course for jail inmates in collaboration with the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO). It is a six-day course, which will cover rearing, maintenance, marketing, etc, in the field of poultry.

Perfect picture

A peacock adds to the beauty of nature.
A peacock adds to the beauty of nature. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Fog delays flights, trains 
Chandigarh, January 2
As fog has engulfed the entire northern region, flights and trains continue to run behind schedule. The 12011 Shatabdi train from Delhi was late by one hour and 20 minutes against its scheduled arrival at 11.05 am, while the 14095 Himalayan Queen was also delayed by about 50 minutes against its scheduled time of 10.27 pm. Similarly, the 12231 Lucknow-Chandigarh express which was scheduled to arrive at 9.55 am was delayed by one hour and 10 minutes.

Command Hospital nominated as centre of excellence
Chandigarh, January 2
In recognition of the high standards of professionalism and dedication displayed by doctors, nurses and other staff members towards the well being of soldiers, veterans and their families, the Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, has been nominated as a centre of excellence in the medical field.

Jyotirgamaya goes live for 72 hours
Chandigarh, January 2
The Panjab University (PU) community radio station, 91.2 Jyotirgamaya, achieved new heights by becoming the first community radio station across the world to have gone live for 72 hours. Student RJs of the School of Communication Studies strike a pose at Panjab University. A tribune photograph

Vineetís Death
Parents point fingers at hostel warden
Chandigarh, January 2
Parents of 16-year-old Vineet Sharma, a student of class XII of DAV Public School, Sector 8, have refused to accept that their son died under mysterious circumstances and have raised fingers at hostel warden Ashwini.

Not caring much about their health

Unhygienic conditions prevail at food stalls put up along roads in Sector 22 opposite the Sector 17 bus stand in Chandigarh.
Unhygienic conditions prevail at food stalls put up along roads in Sector 22 opposite the Sector 17 bus stand in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari


Laxmi is best teacher
Chandigarh, January 2
On the occasion of its founderís day, St Soldier School organised a three-day akhand path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Dr Jaswinderjit Singh, president, Royal Vets Club, was the guest of honour.

Govt smart school to be inaugurated on Jan 13
Chandigarh, January 2
After being delayed for almost two months following the municipal corporation poll model code of conduct, the cityís first-ever government smart school, built in Sector 53, will be inaugurated on January 13.

Students boycott classes, seek principalís transfer
Panchkula, January 2
Students of Government Senior Secondary at Karanpur village in Pinjore block, near here, boycotted classes in support of their demand. Students of Government Senior Secondary, Karanpur village, Pinjore block, stage a protest, in Panchkula. A Tribune photograph.


assembly poll
Bhagwant Baltana starts campaigning
Dera Bassi, January 2
After getting the Peopleís Party of Punjab (PPP) ticket from Dera Bassi assembly constituency, Bhagwant Singh Baltana has started his campaign. He is a candidate of the Sanjha Morcha and the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) have been supporting Baltana.


Hyundai Motors fined Rs 10,000
Chandigarh, January 2
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum II has slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 to Hyundai Motors India Ltd for not giving discount under the exchange scheme to a Mohali-based resident.

Society directed to compensate three complainants
Chandigarh, January 2
Failure to provide apartments has cost Mohali-based Nectar Co-operative House Building Society dear as the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I has directed the society to pay Rs 13,76,780 to three residents of Kangra district


Vehicle lifters gang busted, 4 held
Chandigarh, January 2
The police today arrested a notorious vehicle lifter, Bhim Rattan, along with his three accomplice. Accused Bhim is a resident of Hisar district in Haryana and is facing vehicle theft charges in more than 100 cases of vehicle lifting across the northern region.

Three held with 30 stolen mobile sets, 2 laptops
Chandigarh, January 2
A team of officials of the Sector-11 police station today arrested three persons, identified as Rocky, Chinnu and Suraj, all residents of jhuggis in Sector 25, and recovered 30 stolen mobile phones, one hot gun machine, 18 display screens, three wrist watches and two laptops from their possession. The accused in police custody at the Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Man threatens wife at gunpoint, held
Chandigarh, January 2 The UT police today arrested a junior assistant with Milkfed in Sector 32 for threatening his wife with a pistol. The accused, Surinder Singh, was arrested on the complaint of his wife, Kulbir Kaur, who is the legal adviser of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).

Junk dealer held
Panchkula, January 2
The police has claimed to have nabbed a junk dealer, who used to purchase stolen goods. Over 4 kg of stolen copper wire was recovered from the accused, identified as Bhushan Kumar, a resident of Budhalada, Punjab.



hockey tournament
City lads to perform in World Series

Chandigarh, January 2
Known for producing best hockey players for the nation, the Chandigarh based Hockey Academy at Sector 42 again hit the headlines after its former players made it to the different teams of the upcoming World Series Hockey (WSH) tournament.

Varun guides St Johnís to victory
Chandigarh, January 2
Continuing their wining streak, the cricket team of St Johnís (red) School defeated Doon Public School in the match of 14th Blessed Edmond Rice Cricket Tournament, being held at St Johnís School, Sector 26, here today. A player in action during a cricket match at Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

DP Azad academy register win
Chandigarh, January 2
A fine bowling performance by Arjun Aggarwal helped the DP Azad Cricket Academy (Team A) to defeat the LIC Cricket Club, Sector 26, in a match of ongoing Tri-city league cricket tournament held at BTS School Sector 48, here today. Arjun took a five wicket haul after giving away 9 run. Bating first, batsmen of the LIC team failed to face the bowling attack and bundled out on a mere total of 51 runs in  16.4 overs.

Himanshu Pangal thrashes Pranav Chopra in tennis meet
Chandigarh, January 2
Tennis player Himanshu Pangal routed out Pranav Chopra in the final match of boysí (U-10) category during the ongoing YMCA Total Tennis Tournament, being held at Tennis Courts, Sector 11, here today. Himanshu Pangal returns a shot during a tennis match at YMCA, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Fauja Singh to flag off Panchkula marathon on January 8
Panchkula, January 2
The residents of Panchkula will witness Marathon legend, 100-year-old Fauja Singh, while flagging off the 2nd Panchkula Running and Living Marathon including a cross country half marathon (21.097 km), cross country (10 km) and cross country (5 km) on January 8, here. Fauja Singh at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. A file PHoto

Gymnastics meet from January 5
Chandigarh, January 2
The Chandigarh Gymnastics Association will host the 25th Sub-Junior National Artistic Gymnastics Championship from January 5 to 9 at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, Mohali.

Chess tourney from January 7
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 2
Punjab State Chess Championship will be held on January 7 and 8 at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib. Prof Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, secretary, of the association, said that 5 players will be selected to represent Punjab for the national level team to be held in Goa from Feb 27 to March 4. He added that all the top players from Punjab will participate in the tournament.

Position holders to get Rs 60-lakh scholarship 
Chandigarh, January 2
The UT sports department will award around Rs 60 lakh under the scholarship scheme. The scheme was announced on July 24, last year.



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