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Rs 1.68 crore heist in Pinjore
At gunpoint, miscreants throw chilly powder in victims’ eyes, flee with the booty

Tapriyan (Pinjore), December9
Policemen inspect the cash delivery vehicle after the robbery incident took place on the Chandigarh-Baddi road near Siswan village on Monday.In a major heist, four robbers looted Rs 1.68 crore and two double barrel guns from CMS Company’s security van at gunpoint after throwing chilly powder in the eyes of four persons, including two armed security guards, travelling in the van here today.

Policemen inspect the cash delivery vehicle after the robbery incident took place on the Chandigarh-Baddi road near Siswan village on Monday. Tribune Photos: Nitin Mittal


Railway recruitment exam
Cheating racket busted, 6 held
Chandigarh, December 9
The accused in police custody. The Chandigarh Police today claimed to have busted a cheating racket during the Railway Recruitment Board Group D Examination held here on Sunday. The police arrested six candidates, who appeared in the exam at two different examination centres. Even before the exam started, they had the answer keys with them.

The accused in police custody. A Tribune photograph

justice for pinki
Board of doctors to reply to police queries today
Chandigarh, December 9
The board of doctors, which conducted the post-mortem examination of the 11-year-old girl who was found murdered a week ago, would on Tuesday submit answers to the autopsy-related queries posed by the Chandigarh Police.

Verka milk price goes up by Rs 2 per litre 
Chandigarh, December 9
The price of packaged Verka milk has increased by Rs 2 per litre in all categories. The increased prices came into effect today with per packet (0.5 litre) cost of double-tones, toned, standard and full-cream milk catetgories rising by Re 1 each.

Municipal Corporation to regularise 133 ‘safai karamcharis’
Chandigarh, December 9
The case of regularising around 133 daily wagers working as Safai Karamcharis under the Municipal Corporation (MC), which was pending for the last several years, has been approved.



95 encroachers challaned 
Chandigarh, December 9
The Municipal Corporation workers carry items confiscated during the anti-encroachment drive at Sector 15 in Chandigarh on Monday. The enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC), Chandigarh, today carried out an anti-encroachment drive in different parts of the city. The MC officials challaned as many as 95 violators for encroachments during the drive.

The Municipal Corporation workers carry items confiscated during the anti-encroachment drive at Sector 15 in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Saplings planted to beautify Dhanas ahead of PM’s visit now wilting
Chandigarh, December 9 Three months after Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh inaugurated over 8,000 one-room tenements at Dhanas to rehabilitate slum dwellers, hundreds of saplings planted there are crying for attention. A number of plants have dried up for want for care.

PGI launches lab investigation module 
Chandigarh, December 9
The PGIMER today launched a lab investigation module (LIS software) for automating workflow of the biochemistry lab of new OPD. Reports of the tests handled by the biochemistry lab will now be accessible to clinicians from anywhere in the institute.

Panchayat poll: 299 left in fray
Chandigarh, December 9
A total of 299 candidates have been left in fray for elections to 12 gram panchayats in the UT. The polls are scheduled for December 15. Ram Singh was elected unopposed as sarpanch of Raipur Kalan village. Now, only 44 candidates would be vying for 11 posts of sarpanch. For 132 seats of panch, 28 candidates have been elected unopposed while 255 candidates would be contesting the remaining 104 seats.

A new trend: Couples visting ICTCs in the city for voluntary HIV test
Chandigarh, December 9
With awareness on prevention and transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) gradually increasing among people living in and around the city, a new trend has been witnessed at the HIV testing centres here. The volunteers, especially youths, walking in at the centres are accompanied by their partners.

Mohali hospital gets stabilising unit
Mohali, December 9
In order to reduce the infant mortality rate, the Civil Hospital at Phase VI has for the first time, since its inception, set up a stabilising unit for the new-born babies. The new unit is equipped with warmers, phototherapy lights and oxygen cylinders. Training is being provided to nurses to make use of the new facility.

Give priority to solar energy, says UT Administrator
Chandigarh, December 9
Technical universities should put more emphasis on introducing the concept of modern and latest technology while constructing new building, the UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, stated after laying the foundation stone of new academic block of PEC University of Technology. He said priority should be given to install solar energy on top of the roof of the buildings, provision of water harvesting and underground multi-level parking.

Not all speed-breakers are necessary
Driving swiftly down the road, when you feel the uneasiness of a bumpy track that leaves you with an aching back, it doesn't feel good. Right? So, think about a heart patient or even a normal patient who has to go through such trauma. The idea is not to question the existence of the speed-breakers. It is rather about those which are being constructed unnecessarily. 

Tricity Scan
Meeting held
Residents Welfare Association, Sector 46, held a meeting on Sunday. Narinder Bhatia, Chief Patron, Jatinder Bhatia, and other members of the association were also present. Jatinder Bhatia urged the Chandigarh Housing Board authority to solve the problems of the residents of housing board flats.


Mission admission
Parents make beeline to schools

Chandigarh, December 9
Parents wait in a queue to submit admission forms at Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. The admission fever began in the city as parents made a beeline to four missionary schools in Chandigarh for submission of the admission forms for next academic session. Road in front of St John’s High School and Sacred Heart School, both in Sector 26, saw huge traffic congestion after 3 pm.

Parents wait in a queue to submit admission forms at Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Panjab university
UGC research programme extended 
Chandigarh, December 9
The UGC networking resource centre programme of University Institute Of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, has been sanctioned an extension for the period 2014-15 with a grant of Rs 1 crore. The objective of the centre is to foster research and provide training in furthering higher education in pharmaceutical sciences nationwide.

PU syndicate elections
Chatrath-BJP-DAV group wins by thin margin 
Chandigarh, December 9
Contrary to popular expectations, no single group emerged victorious in the Panjab University syndicate elections held here today. Contesting against all odds and despite a wave in favour of Chatrath-BJP-DAV alliance, the Goyal group was able to win seven seats while the alliance was able to bag eight seats out of 15. Elections were held for the faculties of science, arts, languages, combined, medical science and law.

Prof gets education award
Chandigarh, December 9
Director of Desh Bhagat University School of Engineering, Dr JK Saini, has been honoured with National Punjab Education Award for his contribution in the field of education.

from schools
Annual functions
Chandigarh: The New Public School, Sector 18, celebrated its Annual Function for the junior school ‘Melange - 2013’ at auditorium of Moti Ram Arya School. Arpit Shukla, IG Headquarters, was the chief guest. The function started with the lighting of ceremonial lamp and Sarswati Vandana”. Students of LKG presented a fusion of yoga and aerobics. UKG students presented a song followed by students from Classes I to V paid tribute to the martyrs and contemporary heroes.

Ashmah International School holds puppet show
Mohali, December 9
Ashmah International School, Sector 70, here organised a puppet show for the kindergarten wing today. Tiny-tots got an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of Rajasthan.

Students enthrall audience
Chandigarh, December 9
Over 300 students of Nav Bal Niketan School, Sector 12, Panchkula, presented ‘The Dance Gala-2013’ at the Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, here today. The presentation was an amalgam of variety of dance forms-Western, Indian, traditional, classical, contemporary, hip-hop and fusion.


Making Aadhaar cards a Herculean task for residents of Kalka 
Kalka, December 9
Residents of Kalka, Pinjore and adjoining villages have demanded from the district administration to start making of Aadhaar cards at the Kalka BDPO office.


mobile towers in residential areas
UT told to present installation policy

Chandigarh, December 9
The Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) today asked the Chandigarh Administration to be present with its policy on installation of mobile towers in the residential areas, or ask its Home Secretary to remain present before the Bench.

Court summons Pb forest official
Chandigarh, December 9
A Chandigarh court has summoned the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Punjab, HS Gujral, a former PCCF, Punjab, AS Dogra, Superintendent of Police (SP), CBI, Karnail Singh and a retired IFS officer, Swaran Singh, in connection with a case related to tampered documents that led to registration of a case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Forest Hill Resort against IFS officer, Harsh Kumar.


Special children prove their mettle
Chandigarh, December 9
Special children in jubilant mood after winning medals at the Asia Pacific Regional Games held in Australia. The 16-member contingent of special children returned home after winning medals in athletics, badminton, table tennis and bocce events organised in the Invitational International Tournament during the Asia Pacific Regional Games in Australia.

Special children in jubilant mood after winning medals at the Asia Pacific Regional Games held in Australia. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Prashant hogs limelight in cricket match 
Chandigarh, December 9
In the ongoing 10th Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Cup, St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, beat St Stephen’s School, Togan, by 106 runs. Winning the toss, St Stephen’s elected to bat first and scored 215 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted slot of 30 overs.

Array of events mark Day 1 of athletics meet
Chandigarh, December 9
The six-day annual athletics meet of The Millennium School, Mohali, kicked-off at the Sports complex of Sector 7, here today.

Local bodybuilders create a ripple effect in contests 
Chandigarh, December 9
Bodybuilders Dharminder and Ajay. Pumping the iron to shape up themselves with motive to win, these young bodybuilders are all set to carve their mark in the world of body building.
17-year-old Dharminder and 22-year-old Ajay Chauhan have already proved their iron in the just concluded 14th Interclub, 20th Sub-Junior and 23rd Junior Mr Chandigarh Body Building Championships.

(From left) Bodybuilders Dharminder and Ajay. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Hosts St Kabir outplay GMHS-26 in football match
Chandigarh, December 9
The hosts, St Kabir School, Sector 26, outplayed Government Model High School (GMHS), Sector 26, during a match of St Kabir Football league played on the football ground of the school here today.

Hansraj Cricket Academy to host tourney
Panchkula, December 9
Hansraj Cricket Academy, Sector 6, will be organising a League-cum-Knockout Basis Cricket Tournament for boys (U-11) from December 14 on the cricket grounds of Hansraj Public School.

8-year-old local golfer Hunar Mittal notches top spot 
Chandigarh, December 9
Eight-year-old local golfer Hunar Mittal of Stawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, conquered Number 1 spot, as per the order of merit-2013 in girls’ category-E, during the Tata Steel IGU North Zone Sub-Junior and Feeder Tour.

Basketball meet from December 17 
Chandigarh, December 9
The UT Sports Department will be organising Inter-School Basketball Tournament (U-19) for boys and girls from December 17 to 20 at the basketball courts of Sports Complex, Sector 46, here.

16th blessed edmund rice cricket tournament
Aayush paves way for victory in cricket match

Chandigarh, December 9
Batsman Aayush Sikka led Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, to emerge victorious in a match held during the 16th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament at St John’s School, Sector 26, here today.

Eight athletes make it to final of talent hunt contest
Chandigarh, December 9
A local talent hunt programme titled ‘Speedstar’ concluded with eight athletes getting selected for the main rounds of the competition, here. The eight chosen athletes were selected among the 3,500 kids from the tricity, who registered for the competition.

Kabaddi trials today
Chandigarh, December 9
The Chandigarh Amateur Kabaddi Association will be conducting selection trials for selecting men and women kabaddi teams (senior) at Kabaddi Coaching Centre of Sports Complex, Sector 42, here, on December 10.

Ravinder is photo-finish judge for South East Asia Games
Chandigarh: The council of the Asian Athletics Association has appointed Ravinder Chaudhry as the International Photo-Finish judge in the 27th South East Asia Games. Chaudhry, general secretary of the Chandigarh Athletics Association, is presently working as associate professor in physical education at DAV College, Sector 10. — TNS


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