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UTís loss is Wrightís gain 
Chandigarh, December 11
The UT Administration has failed to preserve its heritage items, but Chicago-based Wright Auction House is again set to earn thousands of dollars from the auction of heritage furniture.

Police use force on protesting students
Chandigarh, December 11
The police today Police use force on the protesting students of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College at Panjab University on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan used mild force to disperse the protesting students pursuing BAMS from Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College at Panjab University when they tried to enter the administrative block.

Police use force on the protesting students of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College at Panjab University on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan




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11/12/13 blesses 25 couples beyond words 
Chandigarh, December 11
Pooja Thakur and Geetika Goyal with their newborns in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photos: manoj Mahajan For Atul Thakur and his wife Pooja, it was a day of pleasant surprises. While rushing his wife to Chaitanya Hospital, Sector 44, on Tuesday, he had no idea what fate had in store for him.

Pooja Thakur and Geetika Goyal with their newborns in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photos: manoj Mahajan 

POWER SHUTDOWN
chandigarh:
Parts of Sector 26, including Transport Area, Bapu Dham Colony, Timber Market, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Slipper Factory near Kala Gram 9 am to 2 pm

Chandigarh
Play: A play titled '5 Jewels of Conduct' will be staged at the Tribune Model School at 6.30 pm.

Theatre fest: Theatre festival will be organised at Atam Auditorium in Jainendra Public School, Sector 1, Panchkula. The festival will commence at 6 pm. The festival starting today will continue till December 14.

Annual function: Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, will be organising annual function at Inderdhanush Auditorium in Sector 5, Panchkula. The function will begin at 2 pm till 4 pm.

Apni Mandi: Apni Mandi will be held at Ram Darbar.


COMMUNITY

2 labourers trapped in pit, rescued
Chandigarh, December 11
Two labourers digging a pit while laying sewage pipes near Power House Colony in Sector 52 were trapped after the earth caved in. The rescue operation carried out by the Fire Department and Civil Department lasted for 45 minutes. Both labourers were rescued safely with minor injuries.

The rescue operation underway; and the two injured workers who were rescued at Sector 52, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Vicky Gharu

MCís shame: Recently carpeted roads give way
Chandigarh, December 11
The quality of construction material used in the repairing of roads and parking lots in the city was exposed once again when shopkeepers of Sector 19 C market complained to the area councillor about the poor condition of recently re-carpeted parking area of the market.
Newly re-carpeted parking area in Sector 19; and freshly made road in Khuda Ali Sher in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan
Newly re-carpeted parking area in Sector 19; and freshly made road in Khuda Ali Sher in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Demand for underpass in industrial area in city
Chandigarh, December 11
Industrialists today demanded that an underpass be constructed between Industrial Area, Phase I and II for the smooth movement of traffic between the two phases.

A first in district: Mohali launches computerised test centre
Mohali, December 11
Test for getting learnerís licence being conducted in Phase I, Mohali, on Wednesday. With the launch of computerised test centre for making learnerís license, Mohali has become the first district of the state to have this facility.






Test for getting learnerís licence being conducted in Phase I, Mohali, on Wednesday.
Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Outgoing SSP holds orderly room
Chandigarh, December 11
Outgoing SSP Naunihal Singh (left) and new SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill at the police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph In an interesting move, the outgoing SSP, Naunihal Singh, today organised orderly room at the Police Lines in Sector 26. Around 85 police personnel from the rank of Constable to Inspector who had departmental inquiries pending against them were called to represent their cases.


Outgoing SSP Naunihal Singh (left) and new SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill at the police headquarters in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Cattle sent to gaushalas in Punjab
Chandigarh, December 11
City Mayor Subhash Chawla today flagged off trucks carrying 88 head of cattle. The animals are being shifted to Chandpur Rurki village and Bhaddi village in Garhshankar and Nawanshahr.

MC introduces first draft of pet bylaws
Mohali, December 11
The Municipal Corporation, for the very first time, has framed a draft of the bylaws for the owners of pet dogs in the tricity.

7 AFPI cadets honoured for making it big
Mohali, December 11
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) honoured seven of its former students for paving their way into the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Naval Academy, here today.

Panchayat secy suspended
Mohali, December 11
The panchayat secretary of the Majri block, Onkar Singh, has been put under suspension by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats, Punjab, here.

Year 2013 ender
An action-packed year with real drama

Chandigarh, December 11
General House meetings remained action packed throughout the year. Infighting and blame game topped the agenda of councillors. The authorities failed to live up to the expectations of residents, with only a little done in the name of development.

BJP and SAD councillors throw copies of an agenda during a General House meeting; and (right) UT Administrator at the multilevel parking site in Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Pradeep Tewari 

Rs 1.68-crore heist: Police zero in on kin of tainted policemen
Panchkula, December 11
To get leads in the Rs 1.68 crore heist, the Panchkula police are zeroing in on the kin of the policemen involved in criminal activities in the past.

Notice to Home Secretaries, UT Adviser
Chandigarh, December 11
A local district court today served statutory notices to Union Home Secretary, Adviser to UT Administrator and UT Home Secretary regarding the appointment of Pradeep Mehra as chairman of Police Complaint Authority, Chandigarh.

MCís effort proves futile as councillors refrain from using Internet facility
Chandigarh, December 11
While earlier it was babus of the Municipal Corporation (MC) who had not been updating records on the website of the civic body, now the elected representatives too seem to be towing their line.

Sanhita Nandi performs at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium, Sector 35, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan Classical singer casts spell
Chandigarh, December 11
Delhi-based Kirana Gharanaís vocalist Sanhita Nandi mesmerised the city audience with her melodious vocal recital at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium, Sector 35.






Sanhita Nandi performs at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium, Sector 35, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S Chandan

Importance of right to vote in constitution discussed 
Chandigarh, December 11
A democratic order will flourish only if citizens exercise their right to vote. This way not only constitutionalism will be maintained but it will also give a boost to citizen empowerment. This was stated by Prof Virendra Kumar at the 9th lecture of the Panjab University (PU) Colloquium held today.

EDUCATION

No takers for government schools 
Chandigarh, December 11
Parents are preferring private schools to government schools. Tribune photo With the onset of the sale of admission forms, majority of the local parents are shying away from admitting their wards to the government schools in Chandigarh.




Parents are preferring private schools to government schools. Tribune photo

From schools

 
COURTS

Yatra Online Pvt Limited told to pay relief
Chandigarh, December 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised Yatra Online Private Limited for providing an invalid discount coupon code to the complainant.

SMS to keep you updated on petition
Chandigarh, December 11
Your mobile phone will tell you the status of your petition. For, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today launched a unique short message service (SMS) that will inform a litigant about the status of his/her petition as it travels through different stages.

Notice not issued on police protection plea
Chandigarh, December 11
A week after Ludhiana resident Jaswinder Singh Walia sought police protection from UT former Senior Superintendent of Police Naunihal Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court did not issue notice on the plea.

CRIME

28-yr-old done to death 
Mohali, December 11
A 28-year-old driver of a school bus was done to death at Jagatpura village today.

Accused who sent answer keys identified 
Chandigarh, December 11
The cyber cell of the Chandigarh Police has identified the accused who had sent answer keys to candidates appearing in the Railway Recruitment Board Group D exam through short message service.

SPORTS

Saupinís blank St Xavierís 3-0
Chandigarh, December 11
Players of St Xavierís and Saupinís School in action during a match at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan Striker Sujalís hat-trick helped the Saupinís School, Sector 32, to blank St Xavierís School, Sector 44, 3-0 in a match of the ongoing St Kabir Football Trophy for boys, being held at soccer grounds of St Kabir School, Sector 26, here today. 

Players of St Xavierís and Saupinís School in action during a match at St Kabir School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Punjab, Delhi match ends in draw
Chandigarh, December 11
A fine first innings performance by Punjab team helped the side to draw against Delhi in the Vijay Merchant Trophy for boys (U-16). With this draw, the Punjab team got three points on the basis of their first innings lead and Delhi got one point.

Sports Dept hires guards 
Chandigarh, December 11
Fifteen days after a report was published in Chandigarh Tribune, the UT Sports Department has finally, after getting the approval from higher authorities, hired a local company to provide guards for all the local stadia of the city beautiful.

Saupinís beat Shishu Niketan
Chandigarh, December 11
A quick fire century by Swapnil enabled the Saupinís School, Sector 32, to defeat Shishu Niketan School by 41-runs, in a 20 over match of ongoing 16th Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket tournament, being held here today.
Players in action during a match between St Johnís High School and Mount Carmel during the Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo; Parvesh Chauhan
Players in action during a match between St Johnís High School and Mount Carmel during the Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo; Parvesh Chauhan

CCA (Punjab) win by 61 runs
Chandigarh, December 11
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated with Punjab Cricket Association) defeated Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association) by 61-runs. Batting first, the winnersí team posted 294-runs for 7 wickets in the allotted slot of 45 overs. Openers Shivam and Utkarsh headed a perfect start for their team. Shivam scored 96 off 107 while Utkarsh scored a quick fire 53 off 35.

Saupinís beat Shivalik School (Mohali)
Chandigarh, December 11
On the third day of 10th Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Cup, the Saupinís School, Sector 32, beat Shivalik School, Mohali, by 9 wickets, being held here today.

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