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Jyoti murder case
HP MLA ‘confesses’
Panchkula, January 13
A day after the mobile phone of Jyoti was recovered, Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary today confessed that Jyoti was forcing him to continue the relationship and he had no other option but to kill her. Chaudhary told the police that Jyoti was blackmailing him, saying that she would tell his wife about their relationship and that she was carrying his child.


A pole with indicators of blocks and lanes at Mohali. GMADA move adds to confusion
Mohali, January 13
An innovative project of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority to divide Sectors and Phases of Mohali into blocks and streets is adding to confusion. GMADA is spending crores on erecting stainless steel poles across the town to facilitate visitors to reach their destination.

A pole with indicators of blocks and lanes at Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Another shocker for rail passengers
Chandigarh, January 13
Rail passengers who had made advance booking are in for a surprise as the Railways has decided to charge the revised fare from them also. The revised rail fare is to be implemented from January 21 midnight. Passengers with advance booking will have to pay the surcharge during their journey after January 21.

Praying for prosperity Residents dance around a bonfire to celebrate Lohri at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Praying for prosperity Residents dance around a bonfire to celebrate Lohri at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Policeman attacked
Chandigarh, January 13
In yet another attack on a police party, a constable was hit on his head with his wireless set by youths who were allegedly in an inebriated condition in the Sector 28 market last night.

Gang of robbers busted
Chandigarh, January 13
With the arrest of five persons, the UT police claimed to have solved seven cases of snatching and robbery registered at the Sector 31 police station in the past one week.


Open House response
Dispensaries under MC present a dismal picture
Dispensaries under the Municipal Corporation present a dismal picture. First of all, cleanliness should be the top priority. Patients as well as attendants should have an access to all basic amenities in washrooms. Plumbers, electricians and carpenters should be hired to repair all basic damages at the dispensaries. Employment should be given to well-qualified doctors, nurses, ward boys and maids. Plenty of rooms should be made so that two or three doctors, or may be more, could attend to the huge rush of patients, easily and quickly.

A woman returns from the Hallomajra dispensary due to the absence of doctors; and (right) heavy rush of patients at a dispensary in Ram Darbar in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh scan
Residents fete girl child
Citizens’ Association, Sector 21, feted the girl child during the Lohri celebrations at the community centre. Families blessed with a girl child were invited to celebrate the festival with the same enthusiasm, as traditionally the birth of a male child is celebrated on this day.

Residents dance around a bonfire during the Lohri celebrations at Sector 44 in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Mohali Civil Hospital needs better facilities: Doctors
Mohali, January 13
As the rush of patients builds up at the Civil Hospital here, more facilities and staff are urgently required to provide optimum services to patients. Although the number of doctors at the hospital seems adequate, the shortage of paramedical staff and various facilities is being acutely felt with more patients coming in for treatment.

Infant's kidnapping
Police team sent to Gorakhpur in UP
Chandigarh, January 13
A day after a four-month-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by her neighbours in Sector 56, the police has dispatched a team to Gorakhpur in UP to arrest the accused couple and recover the baby. Residents of the area blocked a road in Sector 56 to lodge a protest.

Good news for residents
Chandigarh, January 13
The urban planning department of the UT Administration has prepared drawings in connection with the expansion of the community centres in Sectors 18 and 19. A senior official of the Administration said they would hand over the drawings to the municipal corporation and start the work soon.

The community centre in Sector 19, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Southern sectors to face power cuts this summer too
Chandigarh, January 13
Southern sectors will continue to reel under power cuts in the coming summer too, as the UT Electricity Department has failed to complete the upgrade of the Sector 34 power sub-station. Work on the sub-station has stalled as the office of the architecture has refused permission to install overhead high-tension lines between the sub-station and Sector 32.

The work on the Sector 34 power sub-station has been stalled. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Custodians of law do not practise what they preach
Panchkula, January 13
It seems that the Panchkula traffic police does not believe in following rules. Six days after the road safety week concluded, the officials could be seen jumping traffic lights and driving without helmets and seat belts.

Patiala gang rape
Viscera report sent to civil surgeon
Mohali, January 13
Punjab State Chemical Laboratory at Kharar sent the viscera report of the Patiala gang-rape victim to the civil surgeon concerned on Friday. According to reports, a police officer was sent by the SP (Crime), Patiala, to collect the report. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had given directions on January 8 that the laboratory should submit the viscera report within three days.

Telephone cables damaged in Mohali
Mohali, January 13
Mindless digging of earth by a contractor of GMADA damaged eight cables of the BSNL, leaving over 600 landline and broadband connections dead at Sector 66 and Phase IX of Industrial Area today.


University business school
Low turnout at alumni meet
Alumni, students and staff attend the alumni meet at University Business School in Panjab University on Sunday. Chandigarh, January 13
The alumni meet of Panjab University’s University Business School (UBS) saw a lukewarm response with only 41 old students turning up for the reunion. The department on this occasion felicitated the alumni from the 1987 batch. Twenty-seven of the 37 alumni from that batch turned up at the meet. From the remaining batches, only 14 alumni could make it to the event.

Alumni, students and staff attend the alumni meet at University Business School in Panjab University on Sunday. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Festive spirit wafts across city colleges on Lohri
Students celebrate Lohri in Chandigarh. Chandigarh, January 13
Lohri was celebrated across various colleges in the city. Bhangra and giddha performances marked the occasion. Students enjoyed popcorns, peanuts and jaggery sweets in the warmth of bonfires.
Government College of Education: The students and staff of the Government College of Education celebrated Lohri with enthusiasm. The ambience of the venue and celebration was in tune with Punjabi culture.

Students celebrate Lohri in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan


Body of 35-yr-0ld found
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 13
A body of a youth was found in the bushes on the Fatehgarh Sahib-Chandigarh Road near Mukaronpur village falling under Badali Ala Singh police station today. The body, having two bullet injuries in the head and neck, was in the worst condition. A passer-by noticed the body and informed the Badali Ala Singh police about it. The police reached the spot and took the body to the Civil Hospital, Bassi Pathana, for autopsy. The police identified the body from an identity card kept in the pocket of the deceased.

Lohri celebrated for girl child
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 13
A state-level function was organised by the Child and Women Development Department to celebrate Lohri of newborn girls here today. Madan Mohan Mittal, Minister for Child and Women Development-cum-Health was the chief guest. F. Nisara Khatoon, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, and Yashvir Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function.

4 days on, no clue about missing child
Dera Bassi, January 13
Four days after a child went missing from Behra village, the police is still clueless. Heavy police force has been deployed near the village to find out the missing child. Jaskarn Singh, a four-year-old child, went missing from the village on Wednesday evening. The police had registered a case in this regard following the statement of the missing child's father, Bagh Singh.


HC raps educational societies for ‘duping’ job applicants
Chandigarh, January 13
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has come down heavily on Mohali-based Rashtree Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan and Panchkula-based Sarv Saksharta Computer Education Abhiyan societies for allegedly duping job applicants.


Mystery shrouds death of two women in Mohali
Mohali, January 13
An eight-month pregnant woman, Baljit Kaur, died under mysterious circumstances at Mohali. The parents of Baljit Kaur, a resident of Raipur Kalan, alleged that Baljit called them up on January 11 stating that her husband had beaten her up. "When we went to her in-laws' place, her condition was critical," said the victim's father, Harbhajan Singh.

Two arrested with charas
Chandigarh, January 13
The Crime Branch of the UT police has arrested two persons with 3 kg of charas. The two were arrested from separate locations near Sector 45. The accused were booked under the NDPS Act.


National school games
City colts outdo Maharashtra
Chandigarh, January 13
Chandigarh cricket team defeated Maharashtra in a match played under the boys (U-17) category during the ongoing 58th National School Games for Cricket and Hockey here today. After elected to bat first, Maharashtra posted a total of 133 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 35 overs. Sidharth (54) top scored for the team. For the bowling side, Parvesh, Raman and Shubham claimed two wickets each.

A Maharashtra batsman in action during the National School Games at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

India-England ODI
Tickets available from Jan 15
Chandigarh, January 13
The sale of tickets for the upcoming one day international tie between India and England, to be held on January 23, will start from January 15.

Chandigarh trump Punjab
Chandigarh, January 13
The city hockey team defeated Punjab 7-2 in a boys (u-17) match during the National School Games here today.


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