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India-England match
PCA stadium entry norms go for a six

Mohali, January 23
Contacts in the Punjab Police come handy for several cricket fans who did not have tickets but were allowed entry to the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium to watch the One Day International between India and England in Mohali today.

Long queues of cricket fans at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday.
Long queues of cricket fans at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu


Tailor charred to death
January 23,  2013
Man shot at, Rs 17.58 lakh looted
January 22,  2013
Kidnapped girl recovered from jind
January 21,  2013
Drunk driving claims another life
January 20,  2013
Jyoti’s 7-minute struggle for life
January 19,  2013
Majority becomes minority
January 18,  2013
Parents threatened
January 17,  2013
Shots fired at police, 2 held
January 16,  2013
Third city-New Delhi Shatabdi chugs off
January 15,  2013
HP MLA ‘confesses’
January 14,  2013
Jyoti’s cellphone found
January 13,  2013

Fans in a jubilant mood during the fourth One Day International match between India and England in Mohali on Wednesday.
Fans in a jubilant mood during the fourth One Day International match between India and England in Mohali on Wednesday.

Policing takes a hit
Mohali, January 23
With most policemen deputed at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, the local police stations wore a deserted look today. “Sahib stadium ki duty pe hain (boss is on duty at the stadium)” was the common answer given to visitors to most police stations. The Tribune team found only a handful of constables, including munshis, handling the affairs at the police stations.

Fans celebrate India’s victory over England
Mohali, January 23
The day starting with a dense blanket of fog might have given anxious moments to cricket fans a few hours before the match started, the afternoon turned pleasant and India’s victory over England made the day memorable.

Yuvi's fans disappointed at his early dismissal
Mohali, January 23
Fans of local hero, Yuvraj Singh, were left disappointed when the star cricketer was trapped before the wickets on mere three runs against England today evening. After his remarkable recovery from stem cell cancer, Yuvi took on his home turf for the first time. Several fans of this ace cricketer came to see him live in action. But his early dismissal left these cricket buffs upset.

A fan with colourful feathers; and (right) a family enjoys the match at
the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

Resentment among state cadre officers
Chandigarh, January 23
In an unprecedented move, the Chandigarh Administration, while ordering a reshuffle today, posted Kavle V Parashuram, a UT cadre IAS officer, as Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC)-cum- Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner, a post traditionally held by state cadre officers.

Army to impart specialised training to city cops
Chandigarh, January 23
Imparting specialised training to police personnel and transferring two acres of the defence land for the expansion of the Chandigarh airport were among the important decisions taken at the annual civil-military liaison conference held between the Headquarters, Western Command, and the UT Administration here today.

Need for creating more entrepreneurs: Justice Sodhi
Chandigarh, January 23
The former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice SS Sodhi, made a clarion call for creating more entrepreneurs at a book launch function here today. He launched the book, “Making Entrepreneurs: Lesson from the Life Time”, authored by Padamshree Chandra Mohan, former vice-chairman and managing director of Punjab Tractors and Swaraj Mazda.

Bus crushes Home Guards volunteer
Chandigarh, January 23
A Home Guards volunteer with the Chandigarh police was killed in a road accident last night. The victim, Chottu Ram (32) was going to a police station for duty on a bike when a Punjab Roadways bus hit him at the light point near Colony Number 5. He was crushed under the front wheels of the bus and died instantly.


Issue notification for post of GMCH Director in a week, CAT directs UT Administration
Chandigarh, January 23
In a significant order, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today directed the Chandigarh Administration to issue a notification for the appointment to the post of Principal GMCH, Sector 32, within a week. Five in-house doctors of the GMCH had challenged that they should also be included in the interview for the coveted post and the eligibility criteria had come under a scanner with the result that the fresh appointment was hanging fire.

Rape bid: Evidence recorded in an hour
Chandigarh, January 23
Setting a record of one of the fastest trials, the district court today made history by recording the entire evidence in an attempt to rape case in an hour. The case was registered only in September last year and charges were framed in the case on
December 4.

Sector 17 fire
Shop had no proper exits: Fire officials
Chandigarh, January 23
The fire department today served notice to owner of the Sector 17-based Classic Boutique that had caught fire on Tuesday morning and claimed one life. According to fire officials, there were no fire safety arrangements in the building and that the fire safety norms had been violated. Also, there were no proper entry and exit points.

Transfer property without NOC soon
Chandigarh, January 23
After the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding quashing the mandatory NOC required for selling or getting any property registered in the city, the UT Estate Office would soon open the transfer without the NOC.

Landran students launch club to check eve-teasing
Mohali, January 23
Initiating a unique effort to deal with the menace of eve-teasing and other such related incidents on the college premises, students of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges at Landran launched a club, ‘Astitva’, here today.

Teachers hold protest
Chandigarh, January 23
A large number of teachers, under the banner of the Joint Action Committee of UT Teachers, assembled at Masjid Ground, Sector 20, Chandigarh, to highlight a number of issues. The teachers expressed resentment against the Education Department, Chandigarh Administration, for not promoting all cadres of teachers, especially master cadre, to lecturers that was pending since 1993, and no action on the regularisation of SSA, contractual and computer teachers.

2-yr-old dies of swine flu at PGI
Chandigarh, January 23
A two-year-old baby suffering from cancer and pneumonia died at the PGIMER today. The patient from Manimajra had also contracted swine flu, which, according to officials, aggravated the ailment.

R-Day: Security beefed up
Chandigarh, January 23
In view of the Republic Day celebrations, massive police force has been deployed to ensure the safety and security. It includes policemen deployed in uniform, in civil clothes as well as home guard volunteers.

Woman stabbed
Chandigarh, January 23
A woman suffered critical injuries when she was stabbed three times in the neck by her neighbour. The accused, Jyoti has absconded and the police has registered a case of attempt to murder against him. The incident occurred when Sonia, who is a resident of Sector 56, objected to Jyoti coming to his residence today. Jyoti was a frequent visitor to their house and Sonia’s husband Sanjay had objected to his coming to the house. Today, Jyoti again visited their house and as Sonia objected to his visit, he took out a knife and stabbed her. Sonia has been admitted to the GMSH, Sector 16. TNS

Cop hurt as gun goes off
Chandigarh, January 23
An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of the UT police was critically injured when his service revolver accidentally went off in Mani Majra here today. ASI Sucha Singh suffered a bullet injury in his right thigh. He was posted with the PCR and was returning home after duty when the incident occurred. — TNS

PGI OPDs closed on January 26
All Out Patient Departments in the PGI will remain closed on January 26 on account of Republic Day, a gazetted holiday. Emergency services will function as usual.


New dist courts complex to be operational from Jan 28
Chandigarh, January 23
After hanging fire for quite some time and following considerable delays, the shifting to the new District Court Complex, Sector 43, will finally be a reality. The new District Court Complex in Sector 43 will be inaugurated on January 25 by the UT Administrator and the courts will be operational from January 28.


Fake DSP-rank officer nabbed
Panchkula, January 23
A few months after a fake IPS officer was nabbed by the Panchkula police, the vigilance today nabbed a fake DSP-rank officer. He used to dupe people by claiming himself to be the DSP of the CBI and Personal Security Officer of Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi.


Tae kwon do meet
Chaos prevails at PU Gymnasium Hall
Players in action during the All-India Tae Kwon Do Championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Chandigarh, January 23
It was a chaotic moment at the Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University (PU) after the teams participating in the All-India Tae Kwon Do Championship accused the officiating staff of adopting favouritism here today.
The third day of the event witnessed officials from various teams arguing over the decisions and system adopted for the draw of lots.

Players in action during the All-India Tae Kwon Do Championship at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


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