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Robbery behind Baltana double murder
Mohali, January 17
Jewellery worn by Shikha Jindal turned out to be the prime motive behind her gruesome murder and that of her daughter Priyanka at their shop-cum-house in Harmilap Nagar (Baltana), Zirakpur, on January 12.

Siblings’ murder case: Distress call to father did him in
Chandigarh, January 17
The accused Rahul in police custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday It was a distress call made to his father last week that did in 26-year-old Rahul, accused in the double murder of teenaged siblings Kavita and Gaurang Sahu. The father, Amar Chand, who had received the call informed the police about his son’s call and the tower location was traced to Mumbai.

The accused Rahul in police custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


rla auction
‘4444’ is new flavour, goes for Rs 7.75 lakh
Chandigarh, January 17
It was neither the VVIP number 0001 nor the lucky one, 0007, but 4444, which fetched the highest amount of Rs 7.75 lakh in an auction of the new series (CH01-AL) of registration numbers at the Registration and Licensing Authority here today.

non-corporate advance taxpayers
Yuvraj tops list 2nd time in a row
Chandigarh, January 17
Notwithstanding his brief ailment that had him off the field, cash registers continue ringing for cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh as he once again tops the December 2011 list of the highest advance taxpayers (non-corporate) in the city with Rs 1.47 crore.

Convocation over, but PU toppers still await medals
Chandigarh, January 17
Be it convocation or gold medal conferment, it has turned into a purely VIP affair at Panjab University. Even after a month of not receiving their gold medals at the convocation, courtesy hard-pressed schedule of “prized guests”, over 200 toppers are still waiting for them.



Kajauli Water for city
Decision stuck in pipeline
Chandigarh, January 17
The states of Punjab and Haryana and the UT Administration have failed to reach any consensus on the Kajauli water dispute at a meeting held today.

Fog engulfs Chandigarh on Tuesday Fog to stay in city
Chandigarh, January 17
Foggy conditions will prevail during the morning and evening hours over the next couple of days. This may affect train and air services in the region. The Met office has predicted a clear sky with fog or mist. There will be a significant fall in the night temperature in coming days.

Fog engulfs Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ugly face of VIP sector
Garbage lying in front of the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh
Garbage lying in front of the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Booth scam
Admn to start serving notices from today
Chandigarh, January 17
After getting it cleared from the in-house Legal Cell, the UT Estate Office would start serving show-cause notices tomorrow on as many as 88 beneficiaries, who are under the scanner for different reasons in the booth scam.

15-day notice to discotheque
Chandigarh, January 17
The Estate Office today issued directions to the Aerizona discotheque, which is located in Sector 9, to stop its commercial activities in the basement of the premises immediately and remove the violations within 15 days.

Minor girl commits suicide
Chandigarh, January 17
A 15-year-old girl, employed as a maid in a house in Sector 34, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her employer’s house this evening. The girl, Kalwati, was a resident of Faidan village and her mother had alleged a relative was harassing her and forced her to take the extreme step.

Finance & Contract Committee Poll
No nomination filed on Day I
Chandigarh, January 17
Not even a single councillor filed papers for the elections to the Finance and Contract Committee of the Municipal Corporation on the first day of the filing of nominations here today. The committee has five members from among the elected councillors.

Road Safety Week gets rolling
Chandigarh, January 17
With the theme of “Accidents bring tears safety brings cheer”, the 23rd National Road Safety Week was inaugurated today at the Chandigarh Traffic park in Sector 23.

Nod to repatriation of Joint Secy (Finance)
Chandigarh, January 17
The UT Administration, which is already facing the shortage of officers, is all set to lose one more officer as the repatriation of Joint Secretary, Finance, SS Khara, a PCS officer, to his parent state of Punjab has been okayed.

Rights council notice to UT
Chandigarh, January 17
The Global Human Rights Council has served legal-cum-demand notice to the Chandigarh Administration for failing to utilise the grant for nutrition for the children here.

Tricity scan

Forum sets aside UHBVN orders
Panchkula, January 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has set aside the fine imposed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN) on a Sector-20 resident after the nigam found the electric meter installed in his house running slow.

Meeting by election officer
Mohali, January 17
District election officer Varun Roojam today convened a meeting of all political parties and informed them about various election-related guidelines. The candidates and their representatives were asked to strictly follow the moral code of conduct.

Officials of the election office seize posters from a vehicle in Phases I and II of Mohali on Tuesday Neither Akalis nor Cong did anything for traders: PPP candidate
Mohali, January 17
Former deputy speaker of Punjab Assembly and PPP candidate Bir Devinder Singh today met industrialists and workers in Mohali. While addressing a gathering, he said the Akalis and BJP had neglected the industry.

Officials of the election office seize posters from a vehicle in Phases I and II of Mohali on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

School buses challaned
Ambala, January 17 The police has initiated a special drive to check traffic rule violations here. A number of school buses were challaned during the drive. Most of the buses lacked a first-aid box while in a few speed governors and horizontal grills were missing.

Speed up probe: Panel
Mohali, January 17
The Punjab Human Rights Commission has directed the Director, Health Services, to speed up the kidney scam probe involving two Mohali hospitals. The orders have been passed after the Global Human Rights Council filed a petition stating that the case was not being throughly probed and facts were not being brought to the fore.

Chandigarh Housing Board fined Rs 50,000
Chandigarh, January 17
Setting aside the decision of the district forum-I, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) for its failure to maintain the record resulting in accrual of interest on the due amount for the shop allotted to a Sector-46 resident.


60 pvt schools to move HRD ministry against dept
Chandigarh, January 17
Irked over being allegedly ‘bullied’ by the UT education department in the name of implementing Right Of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, over 60 private schools have decided to move to Ministry For Human Resource and Development against department.

CBSE latest victim of cyber ‘impersonation’
Chandigarh, January 17
The Central Board of Secondary Education is the latest victim of social networking “impersonation” with an unidentified user setting up a webpage on Facebook in the Board’s name, using its logo and claiming it to be a government agency.



Encroahments issue
Admn to clear stand by Feb 15
Chandigarh, January 17
The Administration today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it would clear its stand by February 15 on the issue of illegal structures raised by security personnel in front of the houses of the VVIPs.

Police gets kidnapper’s production warrants
Chandigarh, January 17
The UT police today procured the police remand of Ravinder Singh Gill, who was arrested by the Panchkula police in a series of kidnapping cases. Police procured the production warrants of the accused today. He has been remanded in police custody till January 21.

Unsuccessful bidder’s plea dismissed
Chandigarh, January 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to find fault with the procedure adopted by the Sector-32 Government Medical College and Hospital for the allocation of chemist shops.


Man held for creating fake profile of girl
Mohali, January 17
The cyber wing of the state crime branch has arrested a resident of Patiala for creating a fake profile of a newly married girl on Facebook. The person identified as Israr Ali (30) hails from Saharanpur.

IAS trainee’s vehicle meets with accident
Chandigarh, January 17
An accident involving a car belonging to an IAS officer under training occurred at the Sector 2/3/10/11 roundabout here this evening.


Players struggle for the ball during a football match at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on TuesdayGMSSS-36, CFA emerge victorious
Chandigarh, January 17
The football team of Government Model School, Sector 36, (GMSSS 36) and trainees of the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) outplayed St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, in the final match of Tata Tea Jaago Re Inter-Milan Soccer Stars Tournament (Chandigarh zone). The tournament is being held at Football Stadium, Sector 17.

Players struggle for the ball during a football match at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Angad shines in golf championship
Chandigarh, January 17
Local lad, Angad Cheema, fired an amazing eagle on the 13th to come back with one-over 72 for the third place in a tie along with Delhi’s Gagan Verma and Bangladesh’s Mohd Dulal Hossain Karan during the opening round of the CNEB All-India Amateur Golf Championship at Chandigarh Golf Club, here today.

No match on PU wet ground
Chandigarh, January 17
The tall claims made by the sports department, Panjab University, that it has up to the mark fields for organising all the sporting events, fall flat as the institution does not have a cemented handball court.
The recent change in the climate made the organisers of the ongoing North Zone Inter-Varsity Handball Tournament for girls to shift the venue from PU to Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11 (PGGC 11), and DAV Public School, Sector 8, at the eleventh hour. The action was taken due to wet ground in the PU on the first of the tourney.

HPU defeat PAU in handball tourney
Chandigarh, January 17
In the opening match of the North Zone Inter-University Handball Championship for women being held at Post Graduate College, Sector 11, and DAV School, Sector 8, Himachl Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla, defeated Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, by 21-15, here today.

Neeraj to lead team in badminton tourney
Panchkula, January 17
Neeraj Ahuja of Haryana, Public Works (B and R) department will lead the Haryana State Badminton team in the All India Civil Services Badminton Tournament. The tourney will be held at Bhopal in Madhya Pradsh from January 28 to February 1 this year.


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