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Chlorine leak claims life
Chandigarh, February 11
A 52-year-old employee of private contractor died after inhaling chlorine gas that leaked from a cylinder at Mauli Jagran today.

Panic after gas leak at PGI
Chandigarh, February 11
A major tragedy was averted at the PGI’s Advanced Trauma Centre this afternoon when a potassium formalin cylinder fell on the second floor outside the operation theatre complex leading to leakage of gas.

Illegal paid parking at new courts complex 
Chandigarh, February 11
Hundreds of visitors who thronged the new district courts complex in Sector 43 today were fleeced by a private contractor who was illegally manning the parking on the uneven ground adjoining the court premises.


NRI loses jewellery, cash at Hotel Park Plaza
Chandigarh, February 11
Diamond and gold jewellery and 4,000 Canadian Dollars were stolen from a room at Hotel Park Plaza in Sector 17 today.

ac fish market
Civic body to re-auction booths at 10% less price
Chandigarh, February 11
After receiving a poor response to the auction of the AC fish market on two occasions, the Municipal Corporation has decided to re-auction the booths but with 10 per cent less reserve price.

New Shatabdi triggers chaos at city railway station 
Adding a new Shatabdi to the fleet of trains has aggravated the problems of passengers at the Chandigarh railway station. It has not only worsened the parking problem, but has also affected the arrival timings of other trains. During a visit to the railway station on Monday, it was found that as there is short gap between the arrival of morning Kalka Shatabdi, which is 11.05 am, and departure of the new Shatabdi, which is 11.40 am, the pick and drop vehicles have a tough time looking for parking space. With the passengers being dropped at the station to board the train and those arriving being picked up around the same time, chaos at the station and parking lots has increased manifold.
Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal



Personalised gifts add spark to V-day celebrations
Chandigarh, February 11
Feelings go beyond gifts. Gifts, however, do add spark to celebrations. Making these gifts more special and personalised this Valentine’s Day, shops are offering customised gifts.

Classical performances cast spell
Chandigarh, February 11
Bhopal-based santoor player Shruti Adhikari and Kolkata-based classical dancer Ujjaini Sharma cast a spell with their performances during the monthly Baithak programme of the Pracheen Kala Kendra here today.

2009 recruitment
12 selected teachers missing from revised merit list of Education Dept
Chandigarh, February 11
As many as 12 regular social studies teachers may lose their jobs due to the ongoing case relating to the termination of Arpana Mahajan, a social studies teacher appointed on regular basis in 2009.

New IG's lesson on women empowerment
Chandigarh, February 11
The new UT Inspector General, Rajender Pal Upadhyaya, in an interaction with the students of the Shri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Sector 26, laid emphasis on empowering women with confidence.

Girl  stalked
DCP told victim to go to police station, alleges mother
Panchkula, February 11
The family of the girl, who was stalked by two bike-borne youths on the main road of Panchkula yesterday, has submitted a written complaint to the Assistant Director General of Police, K Selvaraj.

Narrow escape for home guards volunteer 
Panchkula, February 11
A home guards volunteer, Balwinder, who was acting as a trapped man in today’s mock drill at the mini secretariat, had a narrow escape when the stretcher which was being used to rescue him tilted on a rope, putting his life in danger.

Fire department’s efficiency put to test
Chandigarh, February 11
The fire department of the Municipal Corporation has formed 15 teams for the mega mock drill to be conducted on February 13. MC Joint Commissioner Rajiv Gupta, who is also handling the charge of the Chief Fire Officer, said each team would comprise six members.

What will happen to this open-air theatre?
Mohali, February 11
The open-air theatre at Silvi Park in Phase X is a shambles. The theatre presents a picture of neglect, with no lighting arrangements. Thieves made away with aluminium doors, windows and switchboards. Toilets, too, are in a bad shape, with sinks and taps having been stolen. Water closets have also been damaged.

Adding new train triggers chaos at city railway station
Chandigarh, February 11
Adding a new Shatabdi to the fleet of trains from the Chandigarh railway station has aggravated the problems of passengers. It has not only intensified the parking problem, but it has also disturbed the arrival timings of other trains.

UT to demand more funds compared to last fiscal
Chandigarh, February 11
The Chandigarh Administration will demand 15 to 20 per cent more funds for the plan budget in the financial year 2013-14 compared to Rs 737 crore of the current fiscal 2012-13.

F&CC approves budget of Rs 637.85 cr
Chandigarh, February 11
The Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the municipal corporation today approved the budget estimates of Rs 637.85 crore under both plan and non-plan heads for the financial year, 2013-14.


27 tricity school principals, teachers to receive assessment training
Chandigarh, February 11
Chandigarh will play host to the flagship project of the Central Board of Secondary Education — Assessment Training Programme —which aims at developing global capabilities and resources for schools, teachers and key functionaries of the school management.

PU: Rs 470 cr approved for next fiscal
Chandigarh, February 11
In the budget for 2013-14, approved by Panjab University’s Board of Finance today, the varsity has proposed an expenditure of around Rs 470 crore during the next financial year. The university expects to earn revenue of around Rs 140 crore. The deficit of Rs 328.37 crore will be met from different sources including the Central Government and Punjab government.

Student convention at PU today
Chandigarh, February 11
The Panjab University Campus Student Council is organising a student convention, “Vimarsh 2013”, on the university campus tomorrow. Speakers will talk on the theme “Importance of Education in Nation Building” during the convention.


Four sentenced to life 

Ambala, February 11
The Additional Sessions Judge of Ambala Fast Track Court, Vimlesh Tanwar, has sentenced life term to four members of in-laws of deceased, Sarwjeet Kaur, in a dowry death case today. The convicted members of the in-laws, include father in-law of deceased, Mohan Singh, mother in-law, Raj Kaur, brother in-law, Parvinder Singh and maternal uncle, Garja Singh.

Close shave for HP minister
Dera Bassi, February 11 
The Himachal Pradesh Agriculture Minister, Sujan Singh Pathiania, had a narrow escape, when his car was hit by an oil tanker on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway near Dera Bassi this evening. 


Income tax officer remanded in judicial custody by CBI court
Chandigarh, February 11
Income Tax Officer Rakesh Jain was today produced in the CBI court and sent to judicial custody for 14 days. He was arrested last Tuesday while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a real estate agent for settling income tax notices against him.


Jyoti's murder: 2 more held
Panchkula, February 11
The police has arrested two more persons in the Jyoti murder case. It was learnt that the accused had sheltered Paramjeet at Kona village in Pinjore. They were later released on bail. Chaudhary's plea regarding the transfer of the general power of attorney in his wife's name will come up for hearing tomorrow. 

Youth held for raping minor
Mohali, February 11
The police today arrested a 21-year-old youth on the charges of raping a 15-year-old girl. The accused, Vinod Kumar of Moradabad, took the victim to Haridwar on the pretext of marrying her. The police said after staying there for a day or two, the accused took her to Moradabad where his parents did not accept her. The victim, a resident of Madanpura village, is said a student of Class IX. The accused also resides in the same village.

PCA finds suspended UT Sub-Inspector guilty in probe
Chandigarh, February 11
Arrested while taking a bribe of Rs 5 lakh by the CBI last year, UT Sub-Inspector Naveen Sharma is in for more trouble as the Police Complaint Authority has found the SI guilty of abuse of power in an inquiry.


Unseeded Sarah upsets second-seed Aarushi
A player in action during the CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. Chandigarh, February 11
In the first round of Girls (U-16) category of the AITA-CLTA Talent Hunt Tennis Championship, unseeded tennis player Sarah Dev upset second seed Aarushi Kakkar by 9-8 (2), at CLTA courts, here. In the same category, top seed Gayatri Kumarahia beat Alisha Menon by 9-4, while Jannat Khurana upset eighth seed, Neelanchal Gupta by 9-5.

A player in action during the CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the CLTA, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

MDAV School clinch kho-kho title
Chandigarh, February 11
The team of MDAV School, Sector 22, defeated Government Model High School, Sector 43, by 5 points, in the 9th Challenger Kho-Kho Trophy for boys (U-14) , being held here. The team of Government High School, Sector 35, defeated Kids-r-Kids by 2 points, to attain third place in the competition.

The Jammu and Kashmir team in a jubilant mood after winning a football match of the All-India Forest Games at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
Celebrations The Jammu and Kashmir team in a jubilant mood after winning a football match of the All-India Forest Games at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Fifth national billiards title for Alok Kumar
Chandigarh, February 11
Alok Kumar, a local billiards champion, added another feather to his cap by lifting the fifth national billiards title of his career. The former Asian Billiards champion, Alok Kumar defeated B Bhaskar of Karnataka in the decider game, in the best of 9 format billiards final of the Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship held at the Gymnasium Hall of Jiwaji University, Gwalior.

Handball championship: KV-47 beat GMSSS-23 
Chandigarh, February 11
In the inaugural match of 33rd Senior State Handball Championship, the team of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, by 13-7 , here. Akash Chahal and Hitesh scored four goals each while Dinesh Singh contributed 3 goals for the winning side. Though Suraj and Shubham from the losing side, tried to reduce the margin with their contribution of 2 goals each, the writing was on the wall.

Airtel-XI secure place in final eight at Proflex Cricket Cup
Chandigarh, February 11
The Airtel-XI entered the quarterfinals of the ongoing Proflex Cricket Cup here. The team registered a 16-run win over Godrej.


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