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A subdued New Year for tricity
Chandigarh, December 31
It was a subdued New Year as the tricity said a no to celebrations following the death of the Delhi gang rape victim. Residents in large numbers were seen paying homage to the victim. The presence of heavy police also acted as a deterrent.

Though a large number of residents thronged Sector 17, not many were seen in an upbeat mood.
Though a large number of residents thronged Sector 17, not many were seen in an upbeat mood. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari


City joins nation in hour of grief
December 31,  2012
New Year gift: 3rd Shatabdi
December 30,  2012
Truck driver goes on the rampage
December 29,  2012
At airport, no escape from fog
December 28,  2012
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

PU students say no to celebrations
Chandigarh, December 31
Saddened by the death of the Delhi gang rape victim, students of Panjab University today held a silent protest urging the society to say no to New Tear celebrations. Members of the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) assembled at the Student Centre and asked the students to mourn the rape victim’s death by lighting candles at their home.

Maximum temperature drops to eight-year low
Chandigarh, December 31
The city recorded the lowest maximum temperature in eight years on Monday. At 11.2 degrees Celsius, it was the coldest day of the season. The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, eight degrees below normal. The Met department said Chandigarh was coldest on January 7, 2000, and December 31, 1989, when the temperature was 10.2 degrees Celsius. On December 31, 2001, too, the maximum temperature of the city was 11 degree Celsius, lower than recorded today.

Girls sip tea to kill the chill; and residents enjoy a cold Monday afternoon at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.
Girls sip tea to kill the chill on Monday afternoon at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Youth thrashed for teasing girl at Sector 17
Chandigarh, December 31
A girl, who had come to light a candle at the Sector 17 Piazza this evening to express solidarity with the Delhi gang rape victim, herself became a victim of eve-teasing after a youth passed lewd comments on her and touched her.

6-year-old rape victim has hole in heart
Panchkula, December 31
The six-year-old child, who was raped by her father’s driver yesterday, has a hole in her heart. The accused, Raju, was produced in a court which remanded him to judicial custody. “The child is undergoing treatment at the PGI because the doctors have diagnosed a hole in her heart,” said the victim’s father. He added: “Though she doesn’t even know what has happened with her, but she is feeling uncomfortable.”


Renovation only on paper
Chandigarh, December 31
Even a year after receiving a grant from the Central Government for the renovation of old buildings, including Nehru Hospital, the PGIMER has failed to start the repairs. The 50-year-old building of Nehru Hospital, which has over 1,200 patients, is a shambles and crying for repairs. The building has developed huge cracks and can collapse anytime.

Hard to escape paramedical staff at PGI
Chandigarh, December 31
Even as a family manages to cut down on the expense incurred on the delivery of an expectant mother by taking her to one of the city government hospitals, it can rarely escape the "obligations" of the paramedical staff.

Installation of CCTV cameras
Proposal awaits nod
Mohali, December 31
The proposal of the Mohali police to install close circuit television cameras at various points in the district, which was sent to the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) for action around two years ago, is yet to see light of the day.

People light earthen lamps to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and New Year at Mani Majra on Monday. Tribune photo: Ntin Mittal

Chandigarh Scan
New Year celebrations cancelled
Shivraj V. Patil, Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, has cancelled all New Year eve celebrations in the Punjab Raj Bhavan as mark of respect to the Delhi gang rape victim. In his message, the Governor said in the New Year, the focus should be on social security, environment protection and eradicating social evils like drug addiction, foeticide and dowry.

From Schools
Akhand path performed
A three-day Akhand Path was performed at St Soldier International School, Sector 28-B, Chandigarh, to mark the 39th foundation year of the school. The school was founded by late Gurdev Singh Hayer in 1973. The first day was marked by bringing the holy Guru Granth Sahib amidst pious and pure hearts.

Stage set for Mayoral elections today
Chandigarh, December 31
Hours before the Mayoral elections, candidates of the Congress and BJP-SAD alliance were busy meeting MC councillors to seek vote and support for the elections on January 1. Mayor candidates - Subhash Chawla and Arun Sood - were meeting each councillor separately.

Five shops razed at Zila Sainik Board office
Chandigarh, December 31
The enforcement staff of the UT estate office today demolished five shops (under construction) at the Sector 21 office of the Zila Sainik Board here. The shops were being constructed without getting the layout plans being approved by the estate office.

Illegal structures being demolished at the Zila Sainik Board office in Sector 21, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

City witnesses traffic snarls on New Year’s Eve
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Chandigarh, December 31
Traffic chaos was witnessed on the city toads on the New Year’s eve. There were traffic jams at the Piccadilly traffic lights, Press traffic lights, Aroma traffic lights, ISBT roundabout and along the Udyog Path marking roundabouts of Sectors 18-19-20-21.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Virtual classroom at PU soon
Chandigarh, December 31
Students of Panjab University (PU) are soon going to have an access to quality education imparted at various institutes. The PU is going to introduce virtual classroom on the university campus. It would enable the students to listen to the lectures of various renowned academicians live.

Homage to the Delhi gang rape victim
People with black ribbons tied on their mouth pay tributes to the Delhi gang rape victim at the Housing Board Chowk, Mani Majra, in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal
Girls take part in a signature campaign in the support of women, organised by the Punjab Today Foundation at Phase 3-5 light point in Mohali on Monday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
Members of the Extreme Martial Arts give tips on self defence at the Plaza in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan
City resident take out a candle march against the Delhi gang rape, at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari


Four drug peddlers arrested in district
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 31
The district police has arrested four drug peddlers and recovered 5 gm smack, 5,000 intoxicant tablets, 15 kg poppy husk and 550 gm narcotic powder from their possession.

Doctors for balanced and nutritious diet
Patiala, December 31
Doctors and staff of the Community Health Centre, Tripri, Patiala, advised patients and general public to have balanced and nutritious diet today. They requested pregnant and lactating mothers to get the deliveries conducted only in health institutions to decrease the maternal and infant mortality rate.


Robbery at builder’s house in Sector 7
Chandigarh, December 31
Four miscreants targeted the house of a builder after taking his domestic help Sarvan Kumar hostage in Sector 7. Before fleeing, the robbers damaged the CCTV cameras installed in the house and also took away damaged cameras. The house owner, Yashpal Saggi, and his family are out of the city.

One held in P’kula robbery case
Chandigarh, December 31
A person involved in a liquor vend robbery in Panchkula on December 25, was arrested by the police of the Mani Majra police station.

Man stabbed, accused held
Chandigarh, December 31
A resident of Burail was allegedly thrashed and stabbed by a resident of Sector 45 in Burail today. The victim has been identified as Etsham Hussain. He was stabbed in the stomach. The accused identified as Kunal Kohli has been arrested.

Two arrested in cheating case
Panchkula, December 31
The police has arrested two persons for fraud. The accused, Amrika and Mukesh Kumar, in their late twenties, are residents of Burail.


Bharti Vij Warriors thrash Panchkula Daredevils in cricket tournament
Chandigarh, December 31
On the second day of the ongoing Satluj Premier League at Satluj Public School, Panchkula, Bharti Vij Warriors defeated Panchkula Daredevils by a huge margin of 193 runs. After winning the toss, Bharti Vij Warriors elected to bat first and made a huge total of 339/7 in 30 overs.

Hockey tournament
Sanwar stars in IAF's victory
Chandigarh, December 31
Three matches were played on the opening day of the 10th Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament today. The first match was played between Indian Air Force and Rock Rovers. The match went in favour of IAF as they defeated their rivals by 16-14. From IAF, Jaspreet Singh scored two goals followed by Sanwar, who scored seven goals for the team. Another player Topno scored three goals.

Players vie for the ball during a match of the Olympian Dharma Singh Hockey Tournament at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI in Mohali, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Cricket meet
City eves finish runners-up
Chandigarh, December 31
The Chandigarh women cricket team remained runners- up in the Chimmanbhai Patel T-20 Tournament at Firozabad (UP). In the final Uttar Pradesh side won the toss and elected to bat first. The team made 108 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.

City girl shines in shooting tourney
Chandigarh, December 31
Chandigarh girl Anjum Moudgil, a student of BA I year of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, bagged five medals (4 gold medal and 1 bronze medals) at the National Shooting Competition Championship 2012, held at New Delhi from December 19 to December 30.


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