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Double murder in Zirakpur
Victims are mother & sister of the girl who had allegedly made MMS of her estranged friend after stripping her in October, 2011

Zirakpur, January 12
The mother and younger sister of one of the four girls, who had allegedly made an MMS (multimedia messaging service) clip of their estranged friend after stripping her in a car in October last year in Panchkula, were found murdered at their house in Har Milap Nagar (Baltana) here late this evening. Both bodies, bearing blunt injury marks, were found lying on the first floor of the house that was found unlocked.

SDM fails to pay guest house rent
Chandigarh, January 12
Flouting all norms, city SDM (South) Parshuram Kavle has been staying in the UT Guest House without paying a penny for the past 14 months and his outstanding dues have touched about Rs 60,000.

2 CBSE papers postponed
Chandigarh, January 12
The CBSE Class XII Board examinations, which were scheduled to end on April 15, will now continue till April 16.



Students of MCMDAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, dance during the Lohri celebrations on the college campus on Thursday
Students of MCMDAV College, Sector 36, Chandigarh, dance during the Lohri celebrations on the college campus on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Love triangle behind murder at Mohali village
Mohali, January 12
A love triangle has turned out to be the reason behind the blind murder of a 32-year-old man whose body was found in the fields at Kandala village on December 8 last year. While claiming to have arrested five persons in the case, the police today identified the deceased as Kulbhushan, alias Tinu Rai.

security cover for courts
Chandigarh Police demands 900 cops
Chandigarh, January 12
The Chandigarh Police has demanded a sanction of over 900 cops for security outside the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the district courts.



Less power this winter
Chandigarh, January 12
Local residents have been facing the problem of power cuts, both scheduled and unscheduled, this winter. Sources said the electricity department had started scheduled cuts to bridge the gap between demand and supply.

Traders protest as blast hits power supply
Chandigarh, January 12
A high drama was witnessed in Sector 17-C when power supply in a number of shops got affected due to the explosion in underground power cables of the area.

Now, EC notice to Ramoowalia
Mohali, January 12
The returning officer (RO) of Mohali, Amit Talwar, served a notice on the SAD candidate, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, for being accompanied by more than five persons within 100 metres of the RO office when he came to file his nomination papers today. The Election Commission has issued strict guidelines regarding the number of vehicles accompanying the candidates at the time of filing of nominations.

Ball in court of MC Commissioner
Chandigarh, January 12
The municipal corporation (MC) has failed to decide on the allotment of three parking lots for which bids received this year are at rates lower than those allotted past year.

Ready to feast

People buy Lohri material on the eve of the festival at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Thursday.
People buy Lohri material on the eve of the festival at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Battle of the ballot eludes military personnel
Chandigarh, January 12
Tens of thousands of serving armed forces and para-military personnel as well as members of their families residing in Punjab will be unable exercise their right to franchise despite their eligibility to vote being guaranteed by constitutional provisions and Supreme Court rulings. The same may also hold true for other states which soon go to poll.

Estate Officer to decide on representation
Chandigarh, January 12
Acting on a petition by a committee of Christians for the allotment of vacant land at Sector 25 here for the expansion of the burial ground, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the UT Estate Officer to decide their representation on the matter.

Bar council opposes education Bill
Chandigarh, January 12
Terming the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011, as “undemocratic” and “motivated” to regulate the legal education sector in the county, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today opposed the bill.

Aap ki Yaad Mein’ a treat for music lovers
Chandigarh, January 12
“Music is divine and musicians play an important role in making any composition magical and immortal,” observed acclaimed Bollywood music-director Uttam Singh while speaking at “Aap ki Yaad Mein”, a musical function, held at the Tagore Theatre here yesterday.

Hotelier accuses police of highhandedness
Chandigarh, January 12
Panchkula-based hotelier Jatinder Kumar Sangaria, who was booked in a case of forgery registered in the Sector-19 police station, alleged that the police has registered a false case against him.

The impact

Cars that met with an accident on the road separating Sectors 21 and 34 in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Cars that met with an accident on the road separating Sectors 21 and 34 in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ambulances may go in private hands
Chandigarh, January 12
Emphasising that the safety of patients is paramount, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said it would look into the issue of transferring the control of ambulance services in Chandigarh to private hands.

Anti-encroachment Drives
Mohali MC again requests SSP for security cover 
Mohali, January 12
The Mohali Municipal Council has once again requested the SSP to provide a security cover to the employees who have been assigned the task of removing encroachments in the town.

Sambhar strays into residential area
Panchkula, January 12
Barely a fortnight after a panther had ventured into Sector 10 here from the Shivalik hills of Morni, today a sambhar strayed into a house of Sector 9 in the morning. The wild animal was spotted by a passer-by while it was entering house no. 314. He bolted the gates from outside and informed the forest officials who tranquilised the beast and released it in the forest area in the afternoon. It took the officials two hours to tranquilise the sambhar.

Hari Dev casts magic spell
Chandigarh, January 12
Keeping alive the legacy of Sham Churasi gharana gayki classical vocalist, Guru Hari Dev cast a magical spell during the baithak programme held at the Pracheen Kala Kendra here yesterday.

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Nursery  Admissions
Last date to apply extended
Chandigarh, January 12
Getting a lukewarm response to its ongoing nursery admission process, the UT education department has extended the date of receiving applications till January 25.


2 women killed in accidents
Lalru, January 12
Two women were killed in separate road accidents in Lalru yesterday. An elderly woman, Kesar Kaur (87), was killed after she was run over by a truck near Malakpur village on the Lalru-Handesra road in the morning. She was the mother of SAD working committee member Amrik Singh Malakpur.

Election observer deputed
Fatehgarh Sahib, Jan 12
The Election Commission of India has deputed BR Yadav, Maharashtra cadre IAS officer, as general observer for all the three Assembly constituencies of the district namely Fatehgarh Sahib, Amloh and Bassi Pathana.

Youth Congress candidates Rahul’s choice: Surjewala
Fatehgarh Sahib, Jan 12
The six youth Congress leaders, who have been given Congress tickets to contest the Assembly elections in Punjab, are the leaders with a difference and Rahul Gandhi’ tested soldiers. They have risen from the ranks to attain eminence by dint of their hard work and honesty, said Randeep Singh Surjewala, Cabinet Minister, Haryana, while talking to media persons here today.

HVPN starts online service for complaints
Ambala, January 12
The computerised complaint cell (CCC) of Haryana Power Utilities would provide round-the-clock service to the consumers.

24 nominations from Dera Bassi
Dera Bassi, January 12
A total of 24 nominations have been filed for the Dera Bassi Assembly constituency. Today was the last day for filing of nominations.


PU students entitled to refund, rules HC
Chandigarh, January 12
In a significant judgment benefiting students initially admitted to courses under the NRI category in Panjab University, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled they are entitled to refund of the unadjusted amount when shifting to the genera category.


Man defrauded of Rs 62,000 through net-banking
Chandigarh, January 12
Two cases of cyber fraud were registered in the city today. The first was registered on the complaint of a Sector-15 resident who was duped of Rs 62,000, the money having been siphoned off from his account through net-banking.

Man arrested for rape of TV actress
Panchkula, January 12
The district police last night arrested Atul Kumar of Sector 11 for allegedly raping a TV actress (27), who resided in Mohali, on October 27. He drugged the actress and raped her on the pretext of providing her a chance in a Bollywood film. The police produced the accused in the local court today from where he was sent to judicial custody. On October 27, in her complaint to the police, the woman had alleged that Atul, who had known to her for the past four months, had told her that he had contacts with many film producers. He promised her a role in a movie.

Immoral-trafficking racket busted
Mohali, January 12
The CIA staff of the Mohali police today claimed to have busted an immoral-trafficking racket being run in the region. Five women were arrested from a house in Sector 68 here.


Players relish visit
to city
Players from various states in Chandigarh during the 57th National School Games. Chandigarh, January 12
For the players from different states, who had come to participate in the recently held 57th National School Games, Rose-Garden, Rock-Garden and Sukhna Lake seemed to have been eye-catching.

Players from various states in Chandigarh during the 57th National School Games. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Committee to look into handball brawl
Chandigarh, January 12
The director public instruction (DPI) office has formed a committee to get into the roots of the recent brawl during the handball match of the 57th National School Games at DAV School, Sector 8, on January 10.

Mohali Cricket Academy win by seven wickets
Chandigarh, January 12
Both the teams of Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) registers win in the 1st Saupin's Tri-city League Cricket Tournament, being held here today. In the first match of the day, the Mohali Cricket Academy (B) defeated DP Azad Academy (B) by seven wickets.

Rishab, Simran storm into semis
Chandigarh, January 12
Indian challengers top seed Rishab Aggarwal and eighth seed Simran Kaur Sethi today continued to play well in the boys and girls singles quarterfinal matches during the ongoing ITF Junior India-1 (Grade 3) tennis tournament being held at the CLTA complex, Sector 10, here.

Guru Ram Dass College win PU badminton championship
Players in action during the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Championship in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, January 12
Badminton players of Guru Ram Dass B Ed College, Jalalabad, secured the first place in the PU Inter-College Badminton Championship for men (Evening and Education Colleges, C-division).
Kenway College of Education, Abohar, finished second. In the final match the players of wining side defeated Kenway College by 2-0.

Players in action during the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Championship in Chandigarh.  Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Rowing meet from Jan 21
Chandigarh, January 12
The rowing association of the city will conduct the Chandigarh State Senior Rowing Championship in men’s and women’s category at the Lake Club on January 21.

Chandigarh lads register win
Chandigarh, January 12
The table tennis team of Government College of Education defeated Guru Ram Dass BEd College, Jalalabad, by 3-1 in the finals of Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis Championship of Men (evening and education colleges C-Division), here toady.


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