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Youth killed in midnight brawl
Chandigarh, January 13
In a fresh incident of brazen violence, on the rise in the city, particularly during nights, a 28-year-old resident of Sector 55 was murdered following a scuffle on the road outside the Aroma traffic light point at Sector 22 here past night.

Amrinder Singh, brother of Harminder (inset), with relatives in Chandigarh on Friday. Amrinder Singh, brother of Harminder (inset), with relatives in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Endeavor a mystery
According to eyewitnesses, a speeding Endeavor car was seen at the spot after the scuffle. The police suspected that the accused fled in it, leaving the Scorpio behind. It was being investigated if the Endeavor ran over the youth and killed him.


Double murder
Police zeroes in on unidentified caller
Rules out role of Aanchal’s father
Zirakpur, January 13
In its preliminary investigations into the case of murder of Shikha and her daughter Priyanka, the police has zeroed in on an unidentified person who had called up Shikha on more than one occasion from a particular number prior to the murder.


Sukhna depleting fast: Study
Water level going down 6 mm daily in winter and 8 or 9 mm in summer
Chandigarh, January 13
Two-thirds of the city landmark Sukhna Lake will dry out this year. It may sound shocking but is true. The National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee, which is conducting a study on the water body, in its preliminary report submitted to the UT Administration, has stated that nearly two-thirds of the lake will dry out this year.

Second EC notice to Ramoowalia
This time for presence of Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann at function
Mohali, January 13
Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann with SAD candidate Balwant Singh Ramoowalia at Mohali on Friday. The SAD candidate from Mohali, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, was today issued notice by returning officer (RO), Mohali, to explain his position regarding the presence of Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann at functions being organised in support of the leader.

Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann with SAD candidate Balwant Singh Ramoowalia at Mohali on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Neighbours launch signature campaign against Fiza
Children take part in a drive against Fiza in Mohali on Friday.Mohali, January 13
A number of residents of the locality where Fiza, a divorcee of the former Haryana’s Deputy Chief Minister, Chander Mohan, lives today launched a signature campaign. The campaign was launched against her for allegedly entering into arguments with the residents and preventing their children from playing in ground in front of her house.

Children take part in a drive against Fiza in Mohali on Friday. A Tribune photograph

IRCTC mulls advance booking of food
Chandigarh, January 13
Passengers would not have to carry food items while travelling on long distance trains as the Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was mulling to introduce advance booking of food with e-tickets.

Students enjoy Lohri warmth
Chandigarh, January 13
Students of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, celebrate Lohri on the college campus in Chandigarh on Friday. The students and staff of the Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh, celebrated Lohri with fervour and gaiety today. A huge gathering of students, along with the faculty members, danced to the tunes of the latest foot-tapping numbers around a bonfire. The Students’ Council of the college arranged the celebration.

Students of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, celebrate Lohri on the college campus in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Panchkula admn to tighten noose around illegal miners
Panchkula, January 13
The district administration Panchkula has decided to tighten noose against those who are indulged in illegal mining. Deputy Commissioner Panchkula, Ashima Brar, has directed the officers of the excise and taxation department to conduct strict checking of the vehicles coming from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and other neighbouring states at nine check points set up at various places by the department.

Chandigarh scan
Advt norms in Sector 17
The Municipal Corporation will strictly enforce the advertisement control order and zonal control Order in sector 17. A meeting in this regard was attended by the UT Adviser, the Mayor and the Commissioner here on Friday. During the meeting it was decided that the zonal control order will be enforced strictly in the market and the other areas of Sector 17 and the improvement and development work of new plaza and the existing infrastructure in Sector 17 A and B will be completed soon.

Visitors’ entry to airport banned
Chandigarh, January 13
Tricity residents visiting the Chandigarh airport to receive or see off their relatives will have to face inconvenience for the coming 15 days as the civil aviation authorities have banned the entry of visitors to the airport.

Industry body distances itself from politics
Mohali, January 13
A day after KS Mahal, president, RP Singh, general secretary, and Anurag Aggarwal, senior vice-president, of the Mohali Industries Association (MIA) extended their unconditional support to the Congress candidate from Mohali, Balbir Singh Sidhu, the MIA has clarified that it was a non-political body.


PUTA demands inquiry into low rating by UGC
Chandigarh, January 13
The Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA), in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, has demanded an inquiry to ascertain the reasons for the PU to have been rated low in academic and research standards by the UGC for potential-for-excellence grant.


House Tax Dues
Ambala MC richer by Rs 70 lakh
Ambala, January 13
The Ambala Municipal Corporation has launched a special drive to recover house tax arrears during which huge recoveries have been made. The drive has helped the corporation to generate the much-needed revenue to continue its development works.

No 21-day bar on LPG refill booking: IOC
Ambala, January 13
A domestic LPG consumer of Indian Oil Corporation can book the refill even before 21 days of the last delivery. It was informed by the appellate authority of the IOC (Delhi and Haryana) in reference to an appeal filed by a former chief fire officer of Ambala TL Verma under the RTI.


HC issues notice to Panchkula school on land use
Chandigarh, January 13
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Surya, today served a notice of motion for February 10 to the Panchkula-based Ajay Memorial Public School, HUDA and other respondents.

consumer courts
Aspiring doctor’s dream turns sour
HCMI Education told to pay Rs 50,000, litigation costs and refund fee
Chandigarh, January 13
A resident’s dream of becoming a doctor turned sour when the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines, changed the eligibility criteria resulting in the abolition of an MBBS programme. Irked over the loss of precious years, Narinder Kumar, a resident of Sector 19, filed a complaint against Sector 32-based HCMI Education (Healthcare Management International) (opposite party no. 1) and Emilio Aguinaldo College (College of Medicine) (opposite party no. 2) with the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-I for the redress of his grievances.

Consumer court penalises builder for delaying possession of plot
Mohali, January 13
The Mohali Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has come to the rescue of a flat owner at Ivory Towers in Sector 70 who was forced to pay extra money to get the sale deed of his flat registered as the promoter of the flat, Industrial Cables, failed to provide the relevant documents on time. While directing the promoter to refund an amount of Rs 1,10,500 the forum comprising BS Mehandiratta, president, Dr SS Dhaliwal and HK Ghuman, both members, held the promoter responsible for deficiency in service.

Plea for booth allotment
Lok Adalat tells screening panel chairman to file reply
Chandigarh, January 13
The Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services) today asked the chairman of the screening committee to file reply on February 3, on an application filed by a resident of Sector 40, Baljit Singh, who is a victim of 1984 riots.


Press owner arrested
Panchkula, January 13
The police has arrested the owner of a printing press for printing the logo of a renowned electrical appliances company illegally.

Judge’s car hit by truck, driver booked
Chandigarh, January 13
Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) of Ludhiana Deepti Gupta met with an accident when her Esteem car was hit by a truck at the Kali Bari light point in Sector 31 here this evening. The police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the truck driver who has been identified as Pal Singh.


A player executes a shot during a boys’ singles match at the CLTA complex in Chandigarh on Friday. tribune photo: Manoj MahajanSumit, Naoki lift cup
Chandigarh, January 13
Sumit Nagal along with Naoki Nakagawa of Japan lifted the boys’ doubles title of ITF Junior-1 Tennis Tournament (Grade 3) being played at the CLTA Tennis Courts, Sector 10, here today.
The winning pair defeated Adriaan Du Toit of Republican South Africa and Jeroen Royakkers from Belium 6-4 and 6-2. On the other hand, pair of Oleksandra Korashvili of Ukraine and Le Roux Republican South Africa defeated Augustine-Benito (Spain) and Stojanovic (Serbia) by a margin of 7-5, 6-2, to lift the crown of girls’ (doubles) category. The Indian players had mixed fortunes as top seed Rishab Agarwal took his appointed place in the boy’s singles final and eighth seed Simran Kaur Sethi made her exit from the girl’s single event.

A player executes a shot during a boys’ singles match at the CLTA complex in Chandigarh on Friday. tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Pande’s ton adds to Punjab’s troubles
Chandigarh, January 13
Punjab bowlers found it hard to stop Maharashtra batsman JS Pande to score an unbeaten ton during the four day quarter-final match of Cooch Behar Trophy for boys (U-19).

A player in action during the 4th Vivek Cricket Trophy at Sector 48 in Chandigarh on Friday. St Stephen’s win by eight wickets
Chandigarh, January 13
The cricket team of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, defeated the Mohali Cricket Academy (MCA) XI, Mohali, by eight wickets to enter the finals of 4th Vivek Cricket Trophy, being held here today.
Batting first, the loosing side scored a total of 77 runs in allotted slot of 20 overs. Swarn scored 22 runs for the team while Jaspreet remained unbeaten on 11 runs. Talinder, Jagpreet and Himanshu took two wickets each for the team. In reply, the winning side scored 78 runs after loosing two wickets in 9.3 overs. Lovish (39), Gauraunak (18) and Gaurav (14) were the main scorers for the team. For the bowling side, Ankur claimed two wickets. Lovish of St Stephens School was adjudged as man of the match.

A player in action during the 4th Vivek Cricket Trophy at Sector 48 in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Kho-kho trials on January 18
Chandigarh, January 13
The Chandigarh Kho-Kho Association will conduct trials to select the city team at the MDAV School, Sector 22, at 3pm on January 18.

Tata soccer tourney from Jan 16
Chandigarh, January 13
The fifth season of Tata Tea Jaago Re Inter-Milan Soccer Stars 2012’ will be held in on January 16 and 17 for boys (U-15) at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here.


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