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republic Day
Awards’ criteria raise eyebrows 

Chandigarh, January 25
After the selection of nominated councillors, the list of commendation-certificate awardees on the Republic Day has raised doubts over the criteria adopted by the UT Administration to honour public servants.

No ‘eye in sky’ this R-Day
Chandigarh, January 25
On this Republic Day, the much-hyped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Chandigarh Police will be nowhere in sight. The UT police, which had boasted of being the first force in the country to acquire the hi-tech gadget, has not put any of these modernised vehicles in use, meant for surveillance in times of demonstrations, disaster management, VVIP security and traffic management.

GMCH-32 request casts doubts on PU evaluation
Chandigarh, January 25
The request made by the Director-Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital 32 (GMCH-32) to Panjab University for “independent evaluation” of six candidates of B.Sc (radiodiagnosis) has raised questions over the evaluation of the PU.

Fun on the run
Children in a joyous mood before performing for the Republic Day function at their school in Mohali
Children in a joyous mood before performing for the Republic Day function at their school in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu


Negligent cops punished
25, 2012
Chaos unplugged
24, 2012
Elderly couple robbed at home
23, 2012
HC rap for Haryana
22, 2012
Overworked PU examination branch falling apart
21, 2012
School buses fail to turn up
January 20, 2012
PGI’s stern letter to UT
January 19, 2012
Robbery behind Baltana double murder
January 18, 2012
RTE deadline now Jan 31
January 17, 2012


1 lakh people ‘missing’ in census report
Chandigarh, January 25
About one lakh persons have gone ‘missing’ from the city in less than one year. This is what the report of the socio-economic caste census is projecting. 

Where are 1 lakh people?
Chandigarh, January 25
About one lakh persons have gone ‘missing’ from the city in less than one year. This is what the report of the socio-economic caste census is projecting.

Civic body to work on proposed budget again
Chandigarh, January 25
The municipal corporation (MC) called a meeting today to rework the proposed budget for the Rose Festival, scheduled to be organised from February 24 to 26. The meeting was chaired by MC chief engineer SS Bidda.

Eight get police medal
Chandigarh, January 25
Eight police personnel will be awarded the Administrator’s Police Medal for distinguished or meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day.

Two BSF DIGs awarded
Jagat Singh and Pardeep Katyal Chandigarh, January 25
Jagat Singh, Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), Border Security Force (BSF), has been decorated with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service on the occasion of Republic Day.

Jagat Singh and Pardeep Katyal

Constable gets gallantry medal posthumously
Panchkula, January 25
The Police Medal for Gallantry (posthumously) has been awarded to Constable Suresh Kumar of the Ist Bn HAP, Ambala. Suresh, a resident of Mustfabad village in Yamuna Nagar district, was stabbed in his chest when he tried to apprehend two accused involved in auto lifting on August 24 last year. Suresh did not let the accused flee away. Later, he died on way to the hospital.

scam in civic body
Vigilance bureau raids MC president’s house

Panchkula, January 25
A team of the state vigilance bureau has raided the house of Pinjore municipal committee president Kuldeep Singh Kikka and others who have been found accused in a scam worth crores of rupees in the civic body at Pinjore near here today.

assembly poll
2 days to go, campaigning in full swing 

Mohali, January 25
Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann today campaigned door-to-door for SAD candidate Balwant Singh Ramoowalia in Mohali. He called upon voters to vote for the image and experience of the candidate. He said like he always promoted Punjabi culture and heritage, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia always helped the poor and needy people of Punjab. Earlier in the day, Balwant Singh Ramnoowalia went around in different villages.

Sukhbir Badal to address rally for NK Sharma
Zirakpur, January 25
Sukhbir Singh Badal Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal will address a rally in favour of NK Sharma tomorrow in Baltana. While holding rallies in the Dera Bassi constituency, NK Sharma said the area had witnessed unprecedented growth in recent times and it had always voted for the combine in the past and this time, too, the history is going to be repeated in the area.

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sachin Pilot backs Jasjit Randhawa

Election department seizes Rs 46 lakh 
Mohali, January 25
A static team of the election department today seized Rs 46 lakh during frisking of vehicles at the Phase III-A naka. The money was being taken to fill ATM machines but official carrying the money could not furnish any documents at the spot. The money was handed over to the Income tax department.

300 bottles of liquor seized
Mohali, January 25
As the additional election officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, Mohammad Tayyab, carried out a surprise check at liquor vends to check the illegal distribution of liquor during the Assembly elections, a surveillance team, led by Duty Magistrate Devinder Singh, seized 300 bottles of different brands of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from a country liquor vend at Jagatpura.

Candidates’ posters leave Zirakpur defaced
Zirakpur, January 25
In sheer violation of the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India, posters of candidates have left Zirakpur defaced. However, an official of the Zirakpur Municipal Council has claimed that they had removed hoardings and posters from the town in the past 20 days.

Workers, councillors of BJP join PPP
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 25
Giving a boost to the campaign of PPP candidate Didar Singh Bhatti, certain BJP workers and councillors yesterday resigned from the party and joined the PPP.

Cong campaign leaders elusive
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 25
The district campaign committee of the Congress, comprising Lakhbir Singh Rai, who withdrew his nomination in favour of the official Congress candidate, and Amrinder Singh Libra, an aspirant of Congress ticket, is yet to become active in the absence of both these leaders from the Fatehgarh Sahib Assembly constituency. Their absence has not only created confusion among their supporters but has also been widely discussed in political circles.

Notice to SAD candidate
Dera Bassi, January 25
Returning officer-cum-SDM of Dera Bassi Rajesh Tripathi yesterday served a notice on SAD candidate Narender Kumar Sharma for holding a rally without permission and bringing schoolchildren to the rally.

Threat to blow up airport
Chandigarh, January 25
A day after a threatening letter was received at a newspaper office, threatening to blow up the DC office, another threatening letter to blow up the Chandigarh airport was received today.

Youth falls to death
Chandigarh, January 25
Ishan Thakur (22) died this evening after falling from the balcony of his rented accommodation. Hailing from Manali, he had been staying with his friend at a house in Sector 23.


People enjoy boating under the cloudy sky at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
People enjoy boating under the cloudy sky at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Education dept receives only 1,200 applications
Chandigarh, January 25
There are no takers for nursery admission in government schools of Chandigarh, as out of total 2,500 seats, the education department has only received around 1,200 applications.

Skit, collage-making mark Psycho Fiesta
Chandigarh, January 25
Girls sport painted faces during the Pyscho Fiesta at the MCMDAV College in Sector 36 of Chandigarh The Psycho Fiesta, an infotaining manoeuvre of MCM DAV College for Women, was celebrated today with a renewed fervour and vivacity. Experts from the field of psychology and psychiatry were present on the occasion. The event encompassed a surfeit of infotaining activities and inter-college competitions.

Girls sport painted faces during the Pyscho Fiesta at the MCMDAV College in Sector 36 of Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


HC halts whitewash
Chandigarh, January 25
After a local lawyer painted a grim picture of heritage being whitewashed at Mata Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the maintenance of status quo. This meant that the whitewashing project would come to a standstill, at least for the time-being.

P’kula admn files reply in stray cattle case
Panchkula, January 25
The top brass of the district administration, who are facing contempt proceedings in the Court of CJM Gurvinder Kaur, yesterday submitted their replies and the action taken report regarding ridding Panchkula streets of stray cattle. The case is adjourned to February 13 for further orders.


Ex-serviceman dies in accident
Chandigarh, January 25
In a hit-and-run case, a senior citizen died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Sector 40 here today. Eighty-year-old Saradara Singh, an ex-serviceman with the Indian Air Force, was walking on the road when he was hit.

One held under IT Act
Mohali, January 25
The cyber crime wing of Punjab state crime branch, Mohali, has arrested a person for creating a fake e-mail ID and misusing it for ulterior purposes. The accused has been identified as Sourab Tondon (29), hailing from Solan and was working as an ayurvedic doctor.


Players in action during a cricket match at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh CCA teams emerge victorious
Chandigarh, January 25
Both the teams of Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA) registered win in their respective matches of the CCA Cricket Cup for Boys (U-16), being held here today.

Players in action during a cricket match at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ghuman makes it to top 15 golf officials
Chandigarh, January 25
An 18-year-old local girl, Jaipreet Singh Ghuman, brought laurels to the city after making it to the list of top 15 golf rules officials yesterday. The examination was conducted under the aegis of Royal and Ancient, an international body, governing golf worldwide and Indian Golf Union.

Players can seek transfer to any state
Chandigarh, January 25
The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) has opened the window of Inter-State transfer for the players. The move has been taken for the second time.

GMSSS-35 win by 92 runs
Chandigarh, January 25
The cricket team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, defeated Paragon Senior Secondary School, Mohali, by 92 runs. The defeat occured in a league match of the ongoing Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament, here today.



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