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MC, Admn spar over water bill
Chandigarh, December 20
As the blame game ov er paying water bill of Rs 1.07 lakh goes on between the Municipal Corporation and the UT Administration and the former disconnecting the water supply in this Vehicles parked on the premises of the Attawa polyclinic, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari polyclinic leading to shutting down of a charitable X-ray unit, a dental OPD and a diagnostic lab for the past 10 months, residents of Attawa are suffering for want of healthcare facilities.

Vehicles parked on the premises of the Attawa polyclinic, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


Committee moots development within 50-km radius of city
Chandigarh, December 20
The UT Administration has proposed a regulated development within 50 km radius of Chandigarh so as to lessen the infrastructural load on the city, which is already bursting at its seams.

Wildlife sanctuary not part of master plan
Chandigarh, December 20
The UT Administration has included only 114 sq km area in the cityís master plan-2031, which was submitted to UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil yesterday, leaving out the disputed 26 sq km eco-fragile Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary area.

Hallo Majra dispensary without power for two days 
Chandigarh, December 20
Freezers for vaccines not working due to power failure at the Hallo Majra civil dispensary. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari The 30-hour power failure at the civil dispensary in Hallo Majra has raised doubts over the potency of the vaccines stored in the freezer. During a visit to the dispensary at 10 am on Thursday, it was found that the freezers were not working due to power failure. The dispensary staff said a complaint had been registered on Wednesday.

Freezers for vaccines not working due to power failure at the Hallo Majra civil dispensary. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Hotel manager held
Chandigarh, December 20
Two days after Radhika's death due to drug overdose, the UT police today arrested the manager of Hotel Hill View, Sector 22, in a case of criminal conspiracy.


Liquor contractors make hay
Chandigarh, December 20
As if inter-state smuggling of liquor was not enough, city's liquor contractors are now resorting to smuggling of liquor within the city, much to the annoyance of the UT's excise department.

Christmas gift: Two special trains for revellers to Shimla 
Chandigarh, December 20
To meet the increasing rush of revellers planning to celebrate Christmas in the Queen of Hills, the Railways has announced two Kalka-Shimla special trains. The special trains will start from December 21.
Shivalik Duplicate will leave from Kalka at 6.30 am and return from Shimla at 3.50 pm while Himalayan Queen Duplicate will leave Kalka at 12.45 pm and return from Shimla at 9.25 am.

Hope for heart patients
Chandigarh, December 20
Doctors at Fortis today performed a surgery using absorb, a first-of-its-kind device for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). It works by restoring blood flow to the heart similar to a metallic stent, but then dissolves into the body, leaving behind a treated vessel that may resume more natural function and movement because it is free of a permanent metallic stent. Absorb is made of polylactide, which is commonly used in medical implants such as dissolving sutures.

Licences of 3 chemists suspended
Chandigarh, December 20
Licences of three chemists have been suspended for three months on the charges of stocking and selling intoxicant drugs in the city. The drugs, included cough syrups and pain killers.

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No respite from jams even on the escape route

Commuters, especially office goers, businessman and students who earlier used to take the Udyog Path to save time consumed Vehicles are often caught in a traffic jam at Matka Chowk due to heavy inflow of traffic. on travelling on the busy roads are now facing a similar situation on the road. While all the main roads in the city are not wide enough to bear the pressure of vehicles, the Udyog Path from Sectors 16/17/23 and 22 roundabout to Sector 28/29 light point (East End), which was once considered as the escape route to avoid traffic jam at peak hours has also become one of the busiest roads.
Vehicles are often caught in a traffic jam at Matka Chowk due to heavy inflow of traffic.


UICET to hold alumni meet today
Chandigarh, December 20
University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UICET) is going to celebrate its 54 years following which an alumni meet will be organised on Friday. The batch of 1987 will be honoured during the meet.

Students perform a cultural dance during their annual function at Kendriya Vidyalaya OCF, Sector 29, in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune Photograph (L) and  Students of SD College express solidarity with the Delhi gang rape victim, in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


Two drug peddlers arrested, intoxicants recovered
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 20
The district police has arrested 2 drug peddlers during a routine checking in the district. It also recovered 1,000 intoxicant tablets and injections from their possession.


ETOís suicide: Court issues fresh arrest warrants against accused
Mohali, December 20
A Mohali court today issued fresh arrest warrants against the five accused in the ETO's suicide case as the police has failed to arrest them.


Man held for beating up daughter
Chandigarh, December 20
The police has arrested a 35-year-old man for beating up his minor daughter at their residence in Khuda Lahora, Sector 11.

2 killed in road accidents
Chandigarh, December 20
A 25-year-old youth died in a road accident at the Industrial Area last night. The victim, Sonu, was travelling with his two friends when their car hit an auto-rickshaw. He was declared brought dead at the hospital.

Club manager booked for violating norms
Chandigarh, December 20
The UT police has booked the manager of a club in Sector 26 for failing to close the club at the mandatory time of 1 am last night today.


Girls make city proud
Chandigarh, December 20
Making the city proud, local chess prodigies Arunima Goyal and Tarini Goyal bagged top honours during the Asian Schools Chess Championship, concluded in New Delhi recently.

Golf tournament from today
Chandigarh, December 20
Eighty golfers from 11 countries and 62 golfers from India will tee off for the titles of the 8th Chandigarh Golfing Tour-12 to be held on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club, Forest Hill Resorts and the Panchkula Golf Club from December 21 to 23.

Punjab script win over Saurashtra
Chandigarh, December 20
Punjabís bowling attack scripted the teamís win over Saurashtra after sweeping the rivals on the total of 242 runs to move further in the ongoing campaign of Cooch Behar Cricket Trophy for Boys (U-19) held recently.



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