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New complex brings new problems
Chandigarh, January 29
With the chaos ruling the district courts, questions are being raised on the planning of the UT Administration as the "learned engineers and officials" have failed to pay attention to the need of parking space for litigants.
Vehicles at the parking lot outside the new District Courts Complex at Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Tuesday Vehicles at the parking lot outside the new District Courts Complex at Sector 43, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S Chandan


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Public prosecutors struggle for space
Chandigarh, January 29
Exposing the lack of proper planning, there is a shortage of seating arrangements for the public prosecutors at the new District Courts Complex in Sector 43.

The accused ASI, Bhupinder Singh (in police uniform), who was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 45,000 ASI held for taking bribe
Chandigarh, January 29
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested a Punjab Police assistant sub-inspector while accepting a bribe of Rs 45,000 from the owner of Healthyway Immigration, Amit Kakkar.

The accused ASI, Bhupinder Singh (in police uniform), who was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 45,000. A Tribune photograph

15-year-old corruption case ends abruptly
Chandigarh, January 29
A 15-year-old corruption case against a former estate manager of the PGI ended abruptly today with the court being informed about the death of the accused in Canada.
Students take out a rally on oil conservation at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Tuesday
Students take out a rally on oil conservation at Sector 20 in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
Tribune photo: S Chandan

University turns moral police
Chandigarh, January 29
Next time, think twice before choosing an isolated place for a chit-chat session on the PU campus. To keep a check on couples sitting in cars at isolated places in the PU, patrolling has been started.

13-yr-old dies in school
Chandigarh, January 29
In a shocking incident, 13-year-old Moniti Kapoor, a Class VIII student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, died following a cardiac arrest during school hours today.

 


COMMUNITY

A tent pitched on a road at Sector 7, Panchkula, on Tuesday Road blocked for pvt function in Píkula
Panchkula, January 29
Raising questions on HUDA and the MC 's silence, a resident has done barricading and blocked a road separating Sector 6 and 7 for a private marriage function just in front of HUDA office.

A tent pitched on a road at Sector 7, Panchkula, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Speed up Metro project work, Patil tells UT officials
Chandigarh, January 29
UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil today told the officials of the UT Administration to speed up the work on the Metro project and master plan 2031.

panchayat polls
80,013 wards set up in 22 districts of Punjab
Mohali, January 29
With the creation of 80,013 wards in 22 districts of the state, the Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Department has completed the delimitation (wardbandi) process for the upcoming panchayat elections.

For Moniti Kapoorís mother, itís third tragedy in a row
Chandigarh, January 29
For 40-year-old Sonia Batta, life seems to have lost its meaning, as she after having recovered from the grief of losing her husband and 15-year-old son, lost her 14-year-old daughter today.

Her friends in school are shocked
Chandigarh, January 29
It was difficult for friends of Moniti Kapoorto believe that she was no more,when she suddenly collapsed while on her way to her classroom. Her friends tried their best to revive her by sprinkling water on her face but to no avail.

Five new cases of swine flu reported in city hospitals
Chandigarh, January 29
Five new cases of swine flu were reported at city hospitals today. Of these, two cases were from the city, one case was from Haryana and two from Punjab. All the patients are currently admitted to PGIMER. The total number of cases reported at city hospitals, including PGIMER, and GMCH, Sector 32, has reached 45. These include seven deaths, two from city and five from the region and nine cases from Chandigarh.

Stay on allotment of houses at Sanetta village
Mohali, January 29
The director of the Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Department, SK Raju, has put stay on the allotment of five 5-marla houses for poor at Sanetta village here following the complaints of favouritism in allotting these to the ineligible persons.

New IGP to join today
Chandigarh, January 29
The new UT Inspector General of Police RP Upadhaya is all set to assume charge tomorrow.

1 more suspected case in Mohali
Mohali, January 29
With one more patient admitted to a hospital with swine-flu symptoms, the number of such patients, including those from outside Mohali district, has gone up to 24. According to reports, a patient from Baltana, was admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, yesterday.

Wave Cinema: A whole new experience for movie buffs
Chandigarh, January 29
Multiplex experience is getting better in Chandigarh. All the four screenings of the recently started Wave Cinema are digitally enabled, making the movie projection a far better experience for cine buffs. Its operation started last month at the newly opened city Emporium Mall located in Industrial Area, Phase I.

extenSion for CITCO EMPLOYEES
BoD gives nod to discussion with Admn
Chandigarh, January 29
In order to grant six-month extension to the retiring CITCO employees, the Board of Directors of CITCO, in its meeting held at Hotel Parkview today under the chairmanship of Home Secretary Anil Kumar, gave approval for taking up the matter with the Chandigarh Administration.


EDUCATION

panjab university
6-month extension to PhD students
Chandigarh, January 29
Research students who left their doctoral thesis in between at Panjab University (PU) have been given a further extension of six months for the completion of their PhD degree. Earlier, these students were given the deadline of December 31, 2012, for submitting their thesis. Now, they can avail of the benefit till June 30.

from schools
Career counselling
Chandigarh: The St Johnís Old Boysí Association (SJOBA) organised a vocational seminar for the classes X and XI students of the school on Tuesday. Over 300 students attended the seminar.

Education board sets up cell to redress womenís grievances
Mohali, January 29
To address the complaints of its women employees, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has set up a Women Grievances Redressal Cell here.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

reality check
Patiala groans under huge civic mess
Patiala, January 29
Residents throng a Sunday market at Chhoti Baradari in Patiala It has been over four months since the new house of the Patiala Municipal Corporation came into existence. Mayor Jaspal Pradhan made tall promises of providing proper civic facilities to those residing in 50 municipal wards of the city. However, much to their dismay, the problems pertaining to roads, water supply, sewerage system, streetlights, stray animals and parking have only compounded.
Residents throng a Sunday market at Chhoti Baradari in Patiala. Tribune photos: Rajesh Sachar

Child murder case Rs 1-lakh award announced
Dera Bassi, January 29
After failing to trace the murderer of a four-year-old child, Jaskarn Singh of Behra village, the police has declared Rs 1 lakh award for providing information about the accused.

Couple injured in accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 29
A couple was seriously injured when a speeding car hit the car they were travelling in on the rear side on the national highway here today.

Kalka resident dies at PGI
Kalka: Swine Flu has claimed the life of 65-year-old Kalka resident Raj kumar, a liquor contractor. He was suffering from lungs and chest infections for the past 15 days and was, referred from General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, to the PGI, last Monday, where he died on Tuesday morning.ó OC

CRIME

The burglars in police custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday Four youths held for burglary
Chandigarh, January 29
Four youths have been arrested for the burglary at five booths in Sector 41 two days ago.
The police recovered a stolen Ford Ikon car from their possession. The arrested youths have been identified as Tarsem Kumar, Pankaj, Rocky and Rohit of Bhaskar colony in Sector 25.

The burglars in police custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Man loses Rs 18,000 to card cloning
Chandigarh, January 29
In a case of ATM card cloning, Parminder Singh, an employee of the Punjab government, lost Rs 18,000 from his State Bank of India (SBI) bank account.

SPORTS

Cricket tourney
A player in action during a cricket match held between United 11 and Vivek Club in Chandigarh on Tuesday Pranjay leads St Johnís to win
Chandigarh, January 29
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy defeated United Cricket Club by 28 runs in the ongoing 2nd Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament here today.


A player in action during a cricket match held between United 11 and Vivek Club in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

DAV-8 log win in cricket tourney
Chandigarh, January 29
The team of DAV Public School, Sector 8, defeated Guru Teg Bahadur School, Patiala, by 58 runs, in the ongoing Inter-School Boys (U-16) Cricket Tournament for Coca Cola Cup today.

Players vie for the ball during the Korfball Inter-College Tournament at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday SGGS-26 script win in korfball
Chandigarh, January 29
In the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Korfball Championship, GGDSD College, Sector 32, defeated Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, 7-5 on the PU grounds here today.



Players vie for the ball during the Korfball Inter-College Tournament at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

A girl performs yoga during a competition at the gymnasium hall of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday Mansowal college secures first position in yoga championship
Chandigarh, January 29
Yoga performers of MBBGRGC Girls College, Mansowal, secured first position with 872 points during the ongoing Panjab University Inter-College Yoga Championship for Women (B-Division) being held here today.
MLBG Girls College, Tapprian Khurd, attained the second position with 726 points. In the C-Division group, DAV College of Education, Abohar, attained 1,096 points, while Dev Samaj College of Education collected 1,079 points to finish winner and runners-up, respectively.
A girl performs yoga during a competition at the gymnasium hall of Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Cricket League
Army law institute register victory
Chandigarh, January 29
In the third match of the Army Institute of Law Premier Cricket League, the host team registered a hairline margin victory over United XI here today. The team registered a one-run win over the rivals.

Skating meet
Rolling tigers bag six medals
Chandigarh, January 29
Skaters of the Rolling Tigers Academy won six medals in the 50th National Speed Roller Skating Championship held in Mumbai from January 21 to 26. Around 800 skaters from all over the country participated in the championship.

 



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