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Mayor still on inauguration spree
Chandigarh, December 7
The fountain that was inaugurated by Mayor Raj Bala Malik (below) in a green belt at Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan Continuing with the inauguration spree, Mayor Raj Bala Malik today inaugurated a fountain in a green belt in Sector 20. Once again, a plaque was installed in the green belt in the name of Malik for the inauguration of the project.



The fountain that was inaugurated by Mayor Raj Bala Malik (below) in a green belt at Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photos: Parvesh Chauhan 

Finally, MP removes encroachment 
Chandigarh, December 7
Rajya Sabha member and northern region in charge of the Trinamool Congress KD Singh today voluntarily removed the encroachment from public land in front of his house in Sector 9.




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Newlywed couple abducted by brideís relatives
Chandigarh, December 7
High drama was witnessed in Sector 8 this morning when a newlywed couple was allegedly abducted by six persons in a white Bolero jeep.



COMMUNITY

PGI fails to utilise vehicles donated for ferrying patients
Chandigarh, December 7
Despite the consistent requirement of vehicles to ferry patients inside the PGIMER campus, the premier healthcare institute has failed to utilise five of the vehicles, including a hi-tech ambulance, which were donated over four months ago.

A portion of a storm water pipeline was damaged in Industrial Area, Phase II, following digging work by Joshi Auto Zone on its plot on Friday. An MC official said they were repairing the damaged pipe. He said after completing the work, the amount would be charged from Joshi Auto Zone. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan
A portion of a storm water pipeline was damaged in Industrial Area, Phase II, following digging work by Joshi Auto Zone on its plot on Friday. An MC official said they were repairing the damaged pipe. He said after completing the work, the amount would be charged from Joshi Auto Zone. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

PGI all set for MD/MS entrance
Chandigarh, December 7
The PGIMER will conduct the rescheduled MD and MS entrance exam tomorrow at 10 centres in Chandigarh with all security arrangements like body frisking, scanning through bug detectors, mobile jammers, photography and biometric finger print capturing.

Efforts on to implement RTS Act 
Chandigarh, December 7
The Chandigarh Administration has initiated the process for the implementation of the Right to Service (RTS) Act in the city.

Admn may allow conversion of industrial plots into commercial 
Chandigarh, December 7
Following the Supreme Court order to quash land acquisition for IT Park, Phase III, the UT Administration is now planning to allow conversion of industrial plots into commercial in Industrial Area, Phase I and II, but only for information technology (IT) services.

CSD staff raise demands
Chandigarh, December 7
Employees of the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) have gone on an indefinite strike in support of their demands, affecting the working of canteens in military establishments.

Faulty printer at RLA office harrows licence seekers
Chandigarh, December 7
Driving licence seekers line-up at the sub-office of the Registratioin and Licensing Authority at Industrial Area, Phase I, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Those seeking a driving licence (DL) and registration documents (RC) were put to inconvenience when the printer in the sub-office of the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) in Industrial Area, Phase I, developed a snag.


Driving licence seekers line-up at the sub-office of the Registratioin and Licensing Authority at Industrial Area, Phase I, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Transport authority earns Rs 23.65 lakh revenue
Mohali, December 7 The office of the District Transport Authority earned a revenue of Rs 23.65 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 4.39 lakh during an auction of the remaining numbers in the PB 65-T series today. 

Administration says no to manufacturing units 
Chandigarh, December 7
The UT Administration will not allot space to any industry in Industrial Area, Phase III. Plots will only be given to companies related to information technology, retail and warehouse. The area will be known as Business Park. These recommendations have been made by the master plan committee of the UT Administration.

Show of strength during animal festival
Mohali, December 7
An amount of Rs 400 crore will be spent on the development of cattle wealth and dairy farming in Punjab.

(1) Ferocious dogs at the cattle fair at Chhapar Chiri in Mohali on Friday. (2) Red jungle fowl await their turn; and (right) a horse dances during the fair.  Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

EDUCATION

Relief for college teachers
Chandigarh, December 7
In a major relief to college teachers, Panjab university has given them an option of attending pre-PhD course work in affiliated colleges.

PU hostels to get reading rooms
Chandigarh, December 7
Hostel residents at Panjab University will soon have reading rooms inside the hostels. The proposal for boys' hostel I to III has already been finalised. The move would lessen the burden on the AC Joshi Library at PU. The university has finalised a proposal to construct libraries in the hostels. A meeting was held at PU today, which was attended by Dean Students Welfare (DSW) AS Ahluwalia and hostel wardens.

We are feeling safe now, say Kashmiri students
Panchkula, December 7
Kashmiri students on the campus. A file photo It is not for the first time that the Kashmiri students were allegedly assaulted in the city. Two such incidents were reported in Barwala on June 29 this year. Meanwhile, the peace prevailed at Panchkula Engineering College, Barwala, and the students, hailing from Kashmir, said that they were feeling safe now.





Kashmiri students on the campus. A file photo 

Merit list of selected TGT teachers uploaded on website
Chandigarh, December 7
The final merit list of the candidates, selected for the post of TGT teachers was uploaded by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society, Chandigarh on its website today.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD

Govt on development mode
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 7
The state government is going to provide basic civic-cum-educational facilities in the rural areas to reverse the trend of migration from rural areas to urban areas. The government has earmarked Rs 13,000 crore for the purpose. This was stated by Surjit Singh Rakhra, Minister for Rural Development, Punjab, while talking to the mediapersons today. He had come to inaugurate the newly-constructed building and sheds for animals at Nabi Pur village.

UPA has deceived farmers: Chandumajra
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 7
The UPA Government has deceived farmers by backtracking from the increase in the MSP for wheat as suggested by the Agriculture Price Commission. The Union Government has done it despite the fact that the Union Agriculture Minister had assured in the Parliament to increase in the MSP to the tune of Rs 115 per quintal.

One killed in road accident
Dera Bassi, December 7
A factory employee was killed in a road accident near Lalru on the Ambala- Chandigarh Highway this morning. The deceased was identified as Ravinder kumar, a resident of Badouli village, Yamunanagar district, Haryana. The accident took place when the Maruti car, in which the victim was travelling, rammed into a standing truck. The victim died on the spot. The police has registered a case against the driver of the Maruti car under Sections 279 and 304A of the IPC. The body of the victim was handed over to the relatives after conducting a postmortem.

World Punjabi Literary Conference concludes
Patiala, December 7
The second World Punjabi Literary Conference, organised by the Department of Punjabi Literary Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, concluded today. Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, presided over the valedictory function. In his inaugural address Dr Jaspal Singh said Punjabi University was committed to promote and propagate Punjabi language, literature and culture.

Youth dies in road accident
Kalka, December 7
A youth (26) succumbed to injuries in the PGI, Chandigarh, today. Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Khera Basaulan village, Pinjore, had met with an accident while returning after attending a marriage function. 

CRIME

Store owner found violating rules
Chandigarh, December 7
The Tobacco Control Nodal Officer, Chandigarh, today raided Harry Hyper store in Sector 26 here and found a blatant violation of Section 5 of the Control of Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), wherein no advertisement or display of cigarette brands is permitted.

Thieves strike at 3 places in Panchkula
Panchkula, December 7
Thieves struck at three places in Panchkula while another attempt was foiled at Sector 15 when the security alarm installed at the residence went off.

Woman duped of Rs 12 lakh
Chandigarh, December 7
In a case of cyber fraud, a woman was duped of Rs 12 lakh by hackers who siphoned off the money by accessing her bank account online.

Laptop, fake demand drafts recovered from fraudster's house
Chandigarh, December 7
A day after the arrest of a fraudster from Jalandhar, who was wanted by the police of six states in the fraud of Rs 2.1 crore, the police has seized a number of stamps, a scanner, a laptop and fake demand drafts from the residence of accused. It has also impounded a Honda city car of the accused. DSP Anil Joshi said they also confiscated four mobiles which were used in the crime. The police has also written to the police of five sates, Maharashra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi, informing it about the arrest of the accused.

Police offered us money to strike compromise with suspects: Kin
Panchkula, December 7
The victimís kin at the Sector 5 police station in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan The family of Jyoti, who was found murdered on a road at Sector 21 in Panchkula on November 22, alleged that the police was offering it money for striking a compromise with the suspects.





The victimís kin at the Sector 5 police station in Panchkula on Friday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


SPORTS

Carmel Convent eves lift Saupinís football trophy
Chandigarh, December 7
Players of Carmel Convent School in a jubilant mood after winning RF Saupinís Football Trophy Tournament at Saupin's School in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan On the concluding day of the 6th RF Saupinís Football Trophy Tournament, Carmel Convent girls proved their mettle by defeating Saupin's, Chandigarh, (1-0) in the final match.





Players of Carmel Convent School in a jubilant mood after winning RF Saupinís Football Trophy Tournament at Saupin's School in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Manan Vohra guides friends cricket club to victory
Chandigarh, December 7
Punjabís Manan Vohra, who missed out on the U-19 World Cup because of an injury, was in a cracking form when he hammered an unbeaten double century (211) while playing for the Young Friends Cricket Club against Delhi Cricket Club in the DDCA Premier League at Shivaji College Ground, Delhi.

Paramveer Bajwa and Nandini Sharma pose after winning the U-16 singles title in tennis tournament at the CLTA in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Rishabh wins boys' U-12 singles title
Chandigarh, November 7
Rishabh Sharda upset top seed Sacchit Sharma to win the boysí U-12 singles title in the lawn tennis tournament held at the CLTA.



Paramveer Bajwa and Nandini Sharma pose after winning the U-16 singles title in tennis tournament at the CLTA in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

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