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3 teens seriously hurt in mortar shell explosion
Panchkula, January 28
Three teenagers were seriously injured when they tried to break a mortar shell found abandoned near the Naraingarh firing range near Raipur Rani here today. The three victims, identified as Raman (15), Kulwinder (13) and Gulshan (18), were rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, after removing the shrapnels from their bodies at a local hospital.

600 kg of waste still lying on GMCH-32 premises
Chandigarh, January 28
Even after managing to destroy 400 kg of biomedical waste (BMW) at the incinerator of the PGI and the GMSH-16 today, over 600 kg of waste was still lying on the premises of the GMCH-32.


Hues of life
City residents fly kites on the occasion of Basant Panchami at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
City residents fly kites on the occasion of Basant Panchami at Leisure Valley in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Baby girl killed in jhuggi fire
Chandigarh, January 28
A two-year-old baby girl, Laxmi, was burnt to death after a fire broke out in a forest area near a jhuggi at Kaimbwala this evening. According to the fire department, a fire broke out at 3:45 pm in the forest area near the jhuggi. Later it spread to engulf the jhuggi.

Mohali assembly segment
70 cartons of IMFL seized
Mohali, January 28
In the biggest liquor seizure in the Mohali assembly segment so far, a surveillance team of the Election Department today seized 70 cartons of the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in three different cases.


Campaigning ends, focus shifts to meetings
Dolly Bindra campaigns for BSP candidate Manav Mehra  in Mohali on Saturday. Mohali, January 28
The last day of canvassing saw the BSP candidate, Manav Mehra, holding a roadshow in Mohali. Along with the former participant of Big Boss, Dolly Bindra, Mehra’s cavalcade wound its way through the residential and commercial areas of the city.

Dolly Bindra campaigns for BSP candidate Manav Mehra in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

A hectic day for Mann
Mohali, January 28
It is the repeated request for his fans to sing the opening lines of one of his hit numbers “Mai teri maan di boli ayan” that Harbhajan Mann, famous Punjabi singer and actor, cannot not afford to ignore. The famous Punjabi singer was campaigning for his uncle, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, the SAD candidate from the Mohali Assembly segment.

City mourns author’s death
Chandigarh, January 28
Members of the Punjab Arts Council and its three akademis were in a deep shock to know about the sudden demise of its former chairman and the most distinguished Punjabi writer Sardar Kartar Singh Duggal.

Wishes for a happy married life
A bridegroom shakes hands with another during a mass marriage in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Saturday.
A bridegroom shakes hands with another during a mass marriage in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

MRI machine inaugurated
Chandigarh, January 28
An MRI machine with configuration of 1.5 tesla of Siemens was inaugurated today at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16.

Nucleic acid testing machine
Chandigarh, January 28
Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) lab in the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the PGI was inaugurated by Adviser to the UT Administrator K K Sharma here on Wednesday.

Mohali godown robbery cracked
Mohali, January 28
With the arrest of two youngsters, the Mohali police claims to have solved the robbery that took place on January 25 where miscreants looted two employees of a godown in Phase-7, Industrial Area. The police had registered the case against two persons on a complaint of Vishal, driver of a Canter.

Tricity scan
Chandigarh scan
Blood donation camp
As many as 225 units of blood were donated at the 25th blood donation camp organised by the Canara Bank Officers' Association, Chandigarh Region, here on the occasion of Republic Day. The camp was held in association with the department of transfusion medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh. Pragraj Sharma (176th time), Gulab Singh (71st time) and Atul Kapoor (39th time) were the star donors at the blood camp inaugurated by LK Vaid, general manager, Canara Bank, Chandigarh. Members of the association, along with their families from Chandigarh and nearby places, came forward for donating blood.


Nursery Admissions
Education department plans to invite applications afresh
Chandigarh, January 28
After witnessing the lukewarm response for admissions to nursery in government schools, the UT education department is planning to invite applications once again in a bid to fill all the seats.


Fatehgarh sahib seat
Candidates make most of last day
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 28
On the last day of campaigning, the candidates made all-out efforts to woo the voters by organising rallies, roadshows, corner meetings and striking a personal chord with them. Owing to strict vigil by the election observers, big processions were missing as usual.

dera bassi seat
Candidates hold rallies
Dera Bassi, January 28
Campaigning in the Dera Bassi seat today ended with candidates of different parties and independents holding rallies and meetings. They raised the issues of development and basic problems facing the people of the area.

Hooda blames SAD-BJP govt for financial crunch
Dera Bassi, January 28
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said the SAD-BJP government has caused irreparable loss to the economy of Punjab, which was the number one state of India at any time. Hooda was addressing an election rally at Lalru in favour of Congress candidate Jasjit Singh Randhawa last evening. He said development of the state and the country was possible only in the Congress regime which had been proved by the Haryana government and the UPA at the Centre.

Election brief
Fatehgarh Sahib: Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate, on Saturday issued orders by which all the wine shops in the district would remain close from 5 pm on January 28 to 7 pm on January 30. He has also banned the sale, storage and use of wine at hotels, restaurants, ahatas, clubs and other sources of entertainment. — OC

2 killed in accident
Ambala, January 28
Two persons were killed in a road accident near Mullana this morning. The deceased were identified as Surender (26) and Labh Singh (24). Both were the residents of Mullana.


3 burglaries in 48 hrs
Chandigarh, January 28
Three burglaries and two incidents of snatching have been reported across the city in the past 48 hours. While thieves managed to break into a house in Sector 30, Sector 47 and Sector 35, unidentified bikers robbed a Sector 45 resident of his mobile phone. Also miscreants snatched a purse near Sector 24.

Thief caught red-handed
Chandigarh, January 28
Acting swiftly the PCR staff of the Chandigarh police arrested a thief red-handed from Sector 37. The control room, on receiving the information of some person breaking into a house, sent PCR vehicles to the spot and managed to arrest the thief.


PCC beat Naraingarh in volleyball match
Panchkula, January 28
The 1st edition of Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda sports festival was inaugurated at Huda Sports Complex, Sector 3, Panchkula, here today.


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