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At airport, no escape from fog
Chandigarh, December 27
All outbound flights from the city airport were cancelled for the third consecutive day today due to poor visibility, leaving hundreds of passengers in the lurch.

Mayor's post: Chawla is Cong choice, Arun BJP-SAD's 
Chandigarh, December 27
The Congress and the BJP today announced their candidates for the mayoral elections.


EARLIER STORIES

Fog grounds all flights
December 27,  2012
Coldest Christmas in 6 years
December 26,  2012
CTU staff stir hits commuters
December 25,  2012
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



Mayor lays stone for additional floors in MC building 
Chandigarh, December 27
Mayor Raj Bala Malik looks at the building plan during a stone-laying ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari While city Mayor Raj Bala Malik today laid the foundation stone for four additional floors of the MC building, the original foundation stone, laid in 1989 by then Adviser Ashok Pradhan, is in a state of neglect.




Mayor Raj Bala Malik looks at the building plan during a stone-laying ceremony in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Lack of insurance cover to keep 126 buses off road 
Chandigarh, December 27
With the date for renewal of registration having expired, CTU buses lie parked at a workshop in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan Passengers using public transport in the city are in for a tough time as tomorrow 46 more buses of the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) will be "dumped" in workshops as their due date of "passing" has expired. Eighty buses have already been stationed in CTU workshops for the same reason. 

With the date for renewal of registration having expired, CTU buses lie parked at a workshop in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan




COMMUNITY

2012 CHANDIGARH LOOKING BACK 
A mixed bag for union territory departments

Municipal Corporation
Highs
The cityís landmark, the Sukhna Lake, shrunk like never before with the water level in the boating area reaching as low as 1.5 ft.
The online grievance redress system launched.
Six water-booster stations approved for Sector 29 C, 31 D, 39 B, 46 C, 47 A and 48 A.
The proposed multi-storey parking in Sector 17 got a nod. However, the MC is yet to obtain environmental clearance for the project.

The cityís landmark, the Sukhna Lake, shrunk like never before with the water level in the boating area reaching as low as 1.5 ft. 

Hotels told to beef up security
Chandigarh, December 27
With New Yearís eve round the corner, the UT police today held a meeting with the hotel managers of the city and apprised them of the arrangements to be made.

256 structures pulled down
Chandigarh, December 27
A JCB machine demolishes illegal structures at the Marble Market in Dhanas on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari As many as 200 families were rendered homeless following a massive demolition drive undertaken by the UT Estate Office at Dhanas today.


A JCB machine demolishes illegal structures at the Marble Market in Dhanas on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Mock drill held at Infosys
Chandigarh, December 27
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a mock drill at Infosys in IT Park today evening.

EDUCATION

Testing times ahead for PU teachers
Chandigarh, December 27
The teacher evaluation which is pending from last three-year, since the students first raised the demand, will be further delayed by one more semester. This is one of the issues that were kept pending for the senate meeting to be held on January 20. The senate needs to give its nod to the modalities and parameters worked out for the teacher evaluation.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Students distribute literature on foeticide 
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 27
The staff and students of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University led by Vice-Chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia participated in the Nagar Kirtan reciting mool mantar and distributed the literature among the devotees related to female foeticide.

Three killed in road accident 
Ropar, December 27
Three persons, including a woman died in a road accident near Ropar today evening while nine others were seriously injured.

COURTS

Couple surrenders in court
Chandigarh, December 27
After remaining on the run for around two months and escaping the eyes of police, a couple, accused in the sensational kidnapping case of a hotel manager from Bangalore last month, surrendered before the court today. Kajal and her husband Vijay, who were accused of kidnapping Dhiresh Shah for Rs 20 lakh ransom in November surrendered in the court today.

CRIME

Man held on charge of kidnapping daughter, son-in-law 
Chandigarh, December 27
The UT police today arrested a person for allegedly kidnapping his daughter and her husband from Maloya and keeping the two in confinement for the past three days.

19 booked for illegal mining
Mohali, December 27
As many as 19 persons have been booked by the police on the charges of theft and illegal mining in the Mohali sub-division.

Assault on youth in Mohali
Akali leaderís kin may be involved: Police

Mohali, December 27
In case of the bashing up of Harpreet Singh, an employee of DELL, on Tuesday night by some youngsters, the Mohali police believed the involvement of a relative of an Akali leader.
SPORTS

Camp venue sHifted; players suffer
Chandigarh, December 27
Players practise on an uneven turf at Saupinís School, Sector 32, in Chandigarh. tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan In a sheer mockery of sports, the UT Education Department has shifted the camp of cityís cricket team, boysí (U-14), to a school which has no cricket pitch from a well equipped field of the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32.




Players practise on an uneven turf at Saupinís School, Sector 32, in Chandigarh. tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Arshalan beats Aneeth
Chandigarh, December 27
Arshalan Naqvi beat Aneeth Kumar by 21-18 and 21-19, to move further in the boys (U-17) category during the ongoing Smt Krishna Khaitan All-India Badminton Tournament, held here today.

Punjab National Bank emerge victorious
Chandigarh, December 27
In the ongoing 42nd SN Vohra All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament, the team of Punjab National Bank defeated Northern Railway by 4-2. 

Ropar cricket team win by 43 runs
Chandigarh, December 27
The Ropar cricket team defeated the Chandigarh Cricket Academy by 43 runs during the ongoing Chandigarh Cricket Tournament for boys (U-12) being held here today. 

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