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Delayed & denied: 87-year-old dies awaiting justice for his son
Chandigarh, December 11
In a glaring example of "justice delayed is justice denied", an 87-year-old man fighting a legal battle over the alleged murder of his son for the past 27 years died before he could see the verdict. 

City doctor fourth in PGI entrance exam 
Chandigarh, December 11
A city-based doctor has brought laurels by securing the fourth position in the PGI MD/MS entrance examination.  Leaving behind over 5,000 candidates who appeared in the examination for 50 seats, Mukul Kaushal, an MBBS from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, has topped from the city, securing the overall fourth rank.



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(1)  Girls brave a light shower in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan (2) Contestants at the audition for the Femina Miss India pageant in Chandigarh on Tuesday. tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari (3) Students of Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, Mohali, with 12.12.12 painted on their faces. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Punjabi singer Subhash Sharma, aka Babbu Chandigarhia, at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph Punjabi singer thrashed
Mohali, December 11
A local Punjabi singer, Subhash Sharma, aka Babbu Chandigarhia, was allegedly beaten by some SAD workers at a marriage ceremony at the PCA Club, Phase IX, last night.



Punjabi singer Subhash Sharma, aka Babbu Chandigarhia, at the Civil Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph 

Murder Near ISBT-43 
SSP marks inquiry to DSP

Chandigarh, December 11
Taking cognisance of a news report that appeared in these columns today raising a question mark over the police investigations into a murder that took place at the ISBT, Sector 43, in September, the UT SSP today marked an inquiry into the case.


COMMUNITY

Region yet to take to green buildings
Chandigarh, December 11
Delegates at the workshop on sustainable buildings in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph Of the total number of green buildings that have come up in the whole of India, only 0.58 per cent of them have been built in northern India. Such is the state of affairs even though the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) was introduced by the Union Ministry of Conservation in 2007.


Delegates at the workshop on sustainable buildings in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Bal bhavan renovation in limbo
Chandigarh, December 11
The working women hostel, which was shut down for renovation four years ago, at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan Lackadaisical attitude adopted by the UT administration has delayed the renovation of the Bal Bhavan premises of the Social Welfare Department in Sector 23. The working women hostel situated on the same premises was shut down four years ago, but its renovation is still awaited.


The working women hostel, which was shut down for renovation four years ago, at Bal Bhavan in Sector 23, Chandigarh. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Software snag hits computerisation in Mohali hospital
Mohali, December 11
The work on large-scale computerisation at the local civil hospital that began more than eight months ago has still not been completed.

Panchkula police hunts for Baddi-based politician
Panchkula, December 11
Ram Kumar Chaudhary at Jyotiís sisterís wedding in 2009 As part of the investigations to identify the persons who were in contact with 24-year-old Jyoti, who was found murdered on November 22, the Panchkula police has zeroed on Ram Kumar Chaudhary, a Baddi-based politician, who had attended the wedding of the deceasedís sister in 2009.

Ram Kumar Chaudhary at Jyotiís sisterís wedding in 2009

Chaos at RLA office
Chandigarh, December 11
Applicants await their turn for the leftover vanity numbers at the office of the Registration and Licensing Authority in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. tribune photo: s chandan High drama was witnessed at the sector 17 office of the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) when a large number of applicants for the leftover vanity numbers alleged a lack of transparency in the allotment of the numbers of the CH01 AQ series.
Applicants await their turn for the leftover vanity numbers at the office of the Registration and Licensing Authority in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. tribune photo: S. Chandan

Red Ribbon Express arrives in city today
Chandigarh, December 11
The Red Ribbon Express, which has been launched with the aim of creating awareness against AIDS, will arrive in the city at 7.30 am on Wednesday. The train, which has a special coach housing facilities for free-of-cost HIV test and counselling, will be stationed at the local railway station for three days. The visiting hours for residents will be 9 am to 6 pm.

Nod to handing over of parking lots to traders
Chandigarh, December 11
A renovated parking lot in Sector 17, Chandigarh, which is to be handed over to traders. Tribune photo: manoj mahajan The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation today gave its approval to the handing over of underground parking lots opposite the CMC building and the MOH in Sector 17 to traders.






A renovated parking lot in Sector 17, Chandigarh, which is to be handed over to traders. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Clubs: Admn mulls stringent action
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Administration is contemplating stringent action against the club managements which have failed to deposit the revised lease money. Recently, the administration has revised the lease money of the Golf Club and in the process of revising the lease money of the Chandigarh Club.

Hit by train, havildar dies
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 11
A havildar of the Punjab police was killed in a train accident today. He was hit by a speeding train while trying to cross the railway track on the Sirhind side this morning.

Fog hits rail traffic
Chandigarh, December 11
Rail traffic was disrupted due to poor visibility on the second consecutive day today. As fog grew dense in the periphery areas this morning, many trains got delayed, causing inconvenience to passengers.

BJP suspends 4 leaders
Chandigarh, December 11
The infighting in the local BJP unit further deepened today when the president of the local BJP unit, Sanjay Tandon, suspended four party leaders for indiscipline.

EDUCATION

UT Admn says no to planetarium at PU 
Chandigarh, December 11
The Science Centre and Planetarium, which was supposed to come up at Panjab University, will not be built at PU now. The UT Administration has decided that the Science Centre would come up in other part of the city.

Students face harassment
Chandigarh, December 11
Students at the University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, to get their duplicate roll numbers. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari A day before the commencement of semester exams in postgraduate courses, scores of students from far-flung areas of Punjab, who are pursuing postgraduation courses through correspondence, were seen running pillars to post to get duplicate roll numbers. The students, who didn't receive roll numbers, which were sent by PU through ordinary post, ended up paying Rs 110 for duplicate roll number.

Students at the University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, to get their duplicate roll numbers. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari 

From schools

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

19-yr-old youth commits suicide in Kalka
Kalka, December 11
A 19-year-old youth committed suicide here today. Dalip Singh, SHO, Kalka, said Irshad Khan, aka Sonu, ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan.

Husband booked on dowry charge
Dera Bass, December 11
The Dera Bassi police has booked Pawan Kumar, a resident of Lahouri Gate, Amritsar, for demanding dowry.

COURTS

Hearing in Fizaís assets case on Jan 8
Mohali, December 11
In the case pertaining to the claim of the kin of Anuradha Bali aka Fiza on her property and other assets, the local court has set January 8 as the date for next hearing.

Bail denied to accused in firing case
Chandigarh, December 11
A local court today dismissed the bail applications of four accused arrested for their involvement in an incident of firing at the Sector 22/23 light point, which occurred on December 4.

Verdict in Saji Mohan case likely today
Chandigarh, December 11
The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal today reserved judgment in the infamous drug-pilferage case involving IPS officer Saji Mohan for tomorrow. Final arguments were concluded in the court yesterday and judgment was reserved.

CRIME

Former employee, supplier held 
Mohali, December 11
The Mohali police today arrested two local persons on the charges of kidnapping a Ludhiana-based developer.

SPORTS

 

No scholarship for baseball players
Chandigarh, December 11
Facing the flank for not entertaining kho-kho and kabaddi, in the sports gradation certificate policy, after declaring both games as no-mass participation games, the UT Sports Department has put itself under the dock again after keeping the baseball players out of the annual sports scholarship scheme.

MPCA win by six wickets
Chandigarh, December 11
An unbeaten ton by Ashutosh Singh and an unbroken fifth wicket partnership with Atul Tiwari (51), helped the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Academy (MPCA) to defeat Punjab by 6 wickets, in the ongoing Cooch Behar Trophy.

St Kabir School-26 storm into football final
Chandigarh, December 11
Players in action during a football match for the St Kabir Soccer Trophy in Chandigarh on Tuesday. tribune photo: manoj mahajan The host team of St Kabir School, Sector 26, stormed into the final of St Kabir Football Trophy for boys (U-14) after defeating St Stephenís School, Sector 45, here today.






Players in action during a football match for the St Kabir Soccer Trophy in Chandigarh on Tuesday. tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Satluj Public School beat St Anneís-32
Chandigarh, December 11
In the league match of Molly Carver Memorial Cricket tournament, Satluj Pubic School, Sector 4, Panchkula, beat St Anneís School, Sector 32, by 8 wickets, here at St Stephenís School, Sector 45, here today.

Gaurav leads Baptist Cricket Academy to victory
Chandigarh, December 11
A fine 72-run contribution by batsman Gaurav enabled the Baptist Cricket Academy to defeat Bharti Vij Cricket Academy (BVCA) by 7 wickets, in the inaugural match of 1st Sardar Hardial Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament for boys (U-14), being held.

St John's School win by 11 runs
Chandigarh, December 11
The cricket team of St John's School registered an 11-run win over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, during the match of Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament for boys (U-17), held here.

City cricket team defeats Mohali
Chandigarh, December 11
In the Double Leg Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-19), the local cricket team defeated Mohali Cricket Association (MCA), here.

Cricket camp to select tricity players soon
Chandigarh, december 11
In order to promote cricket at junior level and provide them with a platform, the Sky High Sport India will organise a camp-cum-tournament programme, for the budding cricketers of tri-city, here.

8th Chandigarh Golf Tour from December 21
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Golf Association will organise the 8th Chandigarh Golf Tour from December 21 to 23, in tri-city.

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