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CTU staff stir hits commuters
Auto drivers, rickshaw-pullers have a field day, overcharge at will 

Chandigarh, December 24
Hundreds of passengers remained stranded at city bus stands as employees of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) went on a strike for three and a half hours this morning in support of their long-pending demands.

Joy to the world 

People celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at the Sector 19 church in Chandigarh.
People celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at the Sector 19 church in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Policemen around, but count them out
December 24,  2012
Fog engulfs city; rail, air traffic disrupted
December 23,  2012
Arrest warrants against HP MLA
December 22,  2012
MC, Admn spar over water bill
December 21,  2012
SMSes stir ut ssp into action
December 20,  2012
Girl dies of drug overdose
December 19,  2012
MC fails to tame bureaucrats
December 18,  2012
ASI indicted, suspended
December 17,  2012
Wait till it turns Green
December 16,  2012
Creches in city not cared for
December 15,  2012
Stalked, teased: Schoolgirls open up to SSP
December 14,  2012

cops’ thrashing
Probe finds cop guilty of eve-teasing 
Mohali, December 24
In the case pertaining to the beating up of two policemen on duty, DSP (City 1) Rajinder Singh Sohal has reportedly found one of them, Ravinder Singh, guilty of eve-teasing in his inquiry.

2 flights to Delhi cancelled 
Chandigarh, December 24
Uncertainty seems to have become the order of the day at the Chandigarh airport. Two scheduled flights to Delhi from the airport were cancelled this morning, leaving several passengers stranded and harassed.

Fog in region hits train services
Chandigarh, December 24
Thick fog in the region affected railway services today. The morning Shatabdi, which reaches the city station at 11.05 am, started from Delhi at 11.30 am and reached the city at 4 pm. The departure and arrival of 10 other trains was also affected. The worst-affected were long-route passengers as all long-route trains were delayed.

death due to drug overdose
Accused supplied drugs to night clubs in city
Chandigarh, December 24
Investigations into the case of a girl who died due to a drug overdose in Chandigarh has revealed that one of the accused, Gagandeep, was supplying drugs to night clubs in the city for the past over two years.



Tricity set to celebrate Christmas in a big way
Chandigarh, December 24
Jingle bells are out so is the carol singing, making way for Santa to spread fun and happiness. Despite drop in temperature, the city is getting ready for the Christmas celebrations. While the churches in the tricity are all set for the mid-night service and day-long celebration tomorrow, the market is flooded with all kind of decorative items for the festival. Besides bakeries, hotels have prepared special festival delicacies to add excitement to the celebrations.

CMC underground parking handed over to traders
Chandigarh, December 24
In an attempt to solve parking woes in Sector 17, the Municipal Corporation today handed over CMC underground parking (behind Kapsons — SCO 104-105, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh) to traders. People can now park their two-wheelers free of cost at this parking lot.

Mishap involving SDM’s car
UT police fails to register case
Chandigarh, December 24
Even a day after an expectant woman was injured after the speeding car of the Panchkula SDM hit her and overturned on the Madhya Marg, the UT police has failed to register a case.

Residents await re-carpeting of inner roads in Sector 22
Chandigarh, December 24
Owing to the lethargic approach of the Municipal Corporation, the residents are still awaiting for the completion of re-carpeting of inner roads in Sector 22 here.

Tehsildar's driver dies in mishap
Panchkula, December 24
The driver of the Panchkula tehsildar was killed in a road accident here today. He was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the road separating Sectors 26 and 27 in Panchkula.

IT Dept sets up single-window facility in P’kula
Panchkula, December 24
The newly inaugurated Aayakar Seva Kendra at Sector 2 in Panchkula on Monday. The Income tax department, Panchkula region here, has set up the first single window clearance facility for filing income tax returns. Even complaints against the departement, if any, will be processed here. The Ayekar Seva Kender (ASK) is a single window face to face contact point for all the taxpayers to communicate with all the tax authorities

The newly inaugurated Aayakar Seva Kendra at Sector 2 in Panchkula on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal


PU elections: 11 deans elected unopposed 
Chandigarh, December 24
Deans for various disciplines were elected at Panjab University today. Interestingly, all the 11 deans were elected unopposed. Meanwhile, Goyal group that has emerged as one of the powerful groups in the Syndicate dominated in the elections.

PU makes another blunder
Chandigarh, December 24
In another major goof-up by Panjab University, the third semester MEd exam was completely out of sylabus that turned out to a harassment for hundreds of students, appearing at the six examination centres in the city. The university, after realising the blunder, sent another question paper at the examination centres.



Miscreants fire at police party
Dera Bassi, December 24
Some miscreants fired at a police party near Gholu Majra village at a checkpoint on Sunday night. The accused, who were going in an Alto car, from the Dera Bassi side to Ambala side on the National Highway, were stopped by a police party for checking when they fired a shot at the police party.

Punjabi singer casts a spell
Ropar, December 24
Rupnagar Press Club organised a cultural evening and felicitation function here last night. Punjab Minister for Health and Family Welfare Madan Mohan Mittal was the chief guest on the occasion while Ropar MLA Dr Daljit Singh Cheema presided over the function.

Dance items mark Christmas celebrations
Patiala, December 24
Kangaroo Kids Pre School today celebrated Christmas and annual sports day on the school premises. The school was decorated on the eve with the happy sound of pealing bells, lights sparkling everywhere, and hymns of joy and peace. Children came in fancy dresses matching the occasion and performed a play “The Silent Night”.


Two cases of snatching, robbery reported from city
Chandigarh, December 24
Tall claims made by the Chandigarh police regarding strengthening the security on the city roads seem to fall flat. Yesterday, a snatching incident was reported in Sector 42 in the city, while a man was robbed of Rs 2,200 near Hallo Majra on the same day.

Man held for engaging juveniles for thefts
Chandigarh, December 24
The UT police has arrested a resident of West Bengal who used to engage juveniles for carrying out thefts in various parts of the city. A stolen scooter and mobile phones were recovered from his possession.

65-yr-old man arrested for eve-teasing
Chandigarh, December 24
Bala Guru, a 65-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly eve-teasing an eight-year-old girl of a sitting judge of Saharanpur, UP, at the Sukhna Lake today.


Chandigarh, December 24
The first match of 42nd SN Vohra All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament started late today as the ground staff of Sports Complex, Sector 42, had failed to ready the field.

ind-eng series
PCA begins online sale of tickets
Chandigarh, December 24
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has started the online sale of tickets for the upcoming one-day cricket match of the ongoing England’s tour to India.

badminton tourney
Mohit beats Karan in opening clash 
Chandigarh, December 24
Mohit of Andhra Pradesh defeated Karan Rawat of Delhi by 21-18 and 21-16 in the opening match of Smt Krishna Khaitan All-India Junior Prize Money Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Badminton Hall, Panjab University, here today.

GMSSS, Karsan, holds annual sports meet
Chandigarh, December 24
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Karsan, conducted an annual sports meet for the second consecutive year. The annual sports meet was conducted with an aim to encourage students of periphery area towards sports. Upkar Singh, director, public instruction, inaugurated the meet. 


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