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Jyoti’s murder
Twist that weakened the case
Panchkula, December 24
The Jyoti murder case may be on a weak wicket, with her father Buti Ram turning hostile, but circumstantial evidence with the police can help nail Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary. Legal experts say the cellphone tower locations of all accused can invite trouble for Chaudhary. Also, Chaudhary's handwriting samples can be his nemesis.


All-woman probe team set up
December 24, 2013
Trains delayed, flights grounded
December 23, 2013
PCR monitoring under cloud
December 22, 2013
Day after, 5 rape accused cops dismissed
December 21, 2013
5 cops booked for rape
December 20, 2013
Parties want Lokpal for UT
December 19, 2013
Flights cancelled, trains delayed
December 18, 2013
Flights rescheduled
December 17, 2013
Exam spells chaos on roads
December 16, 2013
Gram Panchayat polls today
December 15, 2013

The humble giver: Santa Claus distributes sweets among children on the Christmas Eve at Sukhna Lake on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Father’s statements not recorded under Section 164 of CrPC
 Panchkula, December 24
Jyoti Being the complainant in the murder case of his daughter Jyoti, the police never thought that Buti Ram would backtrack from his statements. The police did not get his statements recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC.

India Healthcare Award-2013 for PGIMER
Chandigarh, December 24
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has been ranked the best hospital with medical college (non-metro) for 2013 under India Healthcare Awards, 2013, by the Planning Commission of India.

Adviser seeks report
Substandard material used for recarpeting of roads
Chandigarh, December 24
For using substandard material in the recarpeting of roads, the UT Advisor-cum-Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) has asked for a detailed report from the Commissioner of the municipal corporation.

Student’s rape
UT Admn orders parallel probe
Chandigharh, December 24
A day after an internal inquiry was marked in the rape case involving five police constables, UT Adviser KK Sharma has ordered a another probe to fix the responsibility of officials concerned.

PGI OPDs closed
All OPDs in the PGI will remain closed on December 25 on account of Christmas, a gazetted holiday. Emergency services will be available.


Divide deepens over Mayoral candidate
Chandigarh, December 24
The rift between nominated councillors over the choice of candidates for the post of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor has widened. For the first time in the history of the Municipal Corporation, a nominated councillor has written a letter to all his fellow nominated councillors that they should elect candidates on merit.

winter funk programme
250 sweep audience off their feet
Chandigarh, December 24
As many as 250 participants presented performances during the grand finale of the Winter Funk programme, which was held recently. The performances, lasting close to 60 minutes, enthralled one and all during the occasion. Around nine sequences unfolded during the grand finale with precision and perfect timing.

Participants present a dance during a function organised by the Durga Dass Foundation at Tagore Theatre in Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Vicky Gharu

Chancellor honoured for contribution to medical field
Chandigarh, December 24
The Governor of Haryana, Jagannath Pahadia, honoured the Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University and the chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, Dr Zora Singh, during the annual fest. Dr Zora Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. While honouring Singh, Pahadia applauded his contribution to the field of medical education.

PGI ethics committee forms sub-panel for clinical trials
Chandigarh, December 24
The Institute Ethics Committee at the PGIMER has constituted a sub-committee of three experts to look into clinical trials. The move will improve the quality of researches being carried out at the institute, as the committee will scrutinise all the trials closely.

Coldest Christmas in three years
Chandigarh, December 24
It will be the coldest Christmas in the past three years. As per the Met department, the maximum temperature will be 18 degree Celsius, three notches below the normal temperature, while the minimum is expected to plummet by two-three degrees tomorrow. There will be no let up in fog in the next 48 hours, forcing residents to put off their travel plans.

ASI gets rid of bullet after 20 yrs
Mohali, December 24
After living for around 20 years with a bullet in his lower hip, the Mohali Police assistant sub-inspector, Lakhwinder Kumar Bhatti, finally got rid of it today through an operation conducted at PGI, Chandigarh. According to the family members, he had received the bullet shot on November 8, 1993, during an encounter with some extremists at Gaggarwar village at Fatehgarh Sahib. He was a head constable at that time.

Celebrating birthday the noble way
Chandigarh, December 24
A blood donation camp was organised by an expert in Income Tax law, Advocate Ravinder Krishan, on the occasion of his 73rd birthday. The camp was organised in association with the team from the department of transfusion medicine, PGI, GMCH, Sector 32, and GMSH, Sector 16, at Krishan’s residence in Sector 9 here. As many as 693 volunteers donated blood on the occasion.

Former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Justice SS Sodhi, and president of The Tribune Trust (second from right) at the blood donation camp outside the residence of Ravinder Krishan in Sector 9, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

X’mas celebrations
Slum children have a day out
Chandigarh, December 24
Over 100 underprivileged children from various slum areas of the city today celebrated Christmas at the Sukhna Lake organised by the CITCO and Chandigarh Tourism. On the occasion, the children were given free joy ride on hop-on-hop-off coach. Making it a memorable day, the kids also performed a dance item along with carol singing.

Shouldering responsibility: Students take part in a ‘Consumer Awareness Cycle Rally’ in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

All is calm, all is bright: Underprivileged children cut a cake on Christmas eve at Sukhna Lake on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Vastra Arpan 2014
For a noble cause
Mohali, December 24
Indo Global Colleges commenced their project ‘Vastra Arpan 2014’ for the fourth consecutive year to help the poor and needy. More than 100 drop boxes have been placed across the tricity at various educational institutions, banks, housing colonies, shopping malls, gurdwaras and temples to enable people to donate their old woollen clothes, toys, etc to help the poor and needy.

Bansal extends support to horticulture workers
Chandigarh, December 24
MP Pawan Kumar Bansal today extended support to the Horticulture Workers's Union. He said he would take up their demands with the civic body authorities and officials of the Chandigarh Administration. He stated this while addressing members of the union at a gate meeting in Sector 23 Jang Ghar today.

Enforcement teams to keep vigil
Chandigarh, December 24
In order to check unauthorised settlement of slum dwellers on agricultural land of villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Chandigarh Administration, the Deputy Commissioner has constituted special enforcement teams consisting of naib tehsildar, sub inspector, Enforcement Estate Office, and the SHO of the area concerned to keep a vigil. The teams will visit these villages everyday in the morning and in the evening and demolish the upcoming unauthorised structures. DC Mohammed Shayin said naib tehsildar will also lodge a FIR against those land owners who allow unauthorised construction on their agricultural land in violation of the Punjab New Capital Control Act, 1952. — TNS

Grewal Eye Institute gets two awards
Chandigarh, December 24
The Grewal Eye Institute (GEI) was awarded the Healthcare Excellence Award 2013 and the Indira Gandhi Excellence Award. The Grewal Eye Institute, which holds a JCI accreditation, is renowned for providing comprehensive services in the field of eye care. The healthcare award was presented by AH Khan Choudhury, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. — TNS


X-Mas at schools
Students take to Nativity
Carol singing and enactment of the birth of Christ through an enactment of the ‘Nativity Scene’ marked the celebrations of Christmas at Kids ‘R’ Kids School. Ringing in the Christmas spirit, the humbleness and simplicity, which are symbolic of the birth of Christ, were discussed on the occasion. The ‘Nativity Scene’ was put up by the students to explain the events leading to the birth of Christ and apprise the gathering of their significance in modern times.

X-mas spirit wafts across schools
Mohali, December 24
Various tricity schools today celebrated Christmas with great zeal and fervour. Lawrence Public Senior Secondary School organised Christmas celebrations on the campus in Sector 52. The colourful fiesta began with a play, ‘The First Christmas’, depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. It was staged by students of Class II. Tiny tots sang carols and later danced to the tune of ‘Jingle Bell’. A huge Christmas tree was also decorated by the students on the occasion.

51 students of winter school bid adieu to Panjab University
Chandigarh, December 24
The valedictory function of the Winter School on the theme titled ‘Challenges in higher education: An inclusive perspective’ was held today at Panjab University (PU). Winter School, a refresher course, for the teachers was organised by Academic Staff College (ASC) and the department of community education and disability studies, PU.

5 teachers meet Adviser
Chandigarh, December 24
A delegation comprising five Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT), headed by Dimple Kumari along with AAP member Gurjusjit Singh, met Adviser to the Administrator KK Sharma. Teachers aired their grievances to the Adviser on the occasion, to which the Adviser assured to head a meeting on January 3 at 11:30 am. The Adviser will address the Education Secretary, Director Education and the delegation of teachers during the meeting. — TNS


Consumer courts
City leads in disposing of cases
Chandigarh, December 24
The city has topped the national chart in consumer redressal cases for the 10th consecutive year. Going by statistics uploaded by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on its website, 57 persons per 1,000 filed new cases this year. Fifty persons out of every 1,000 residents have been filing consumer complaints over the past nine years.


26-yr-old ends her life
Chandigarh, December 24
A 26-year-old woman, Bhawna Mehta, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Sector 44 residence in Canara Bank Society, this evening. The victim is survived by her husband Shantanu, a probationary officer with Canara bank and one-and-a-half-year-old son. She got married in 2011.

Man involved in 7 burglaries held
Panchkula, December 24
The local team of the CIA cell nabbed a person, who was involved in about seven burglaries in the area recently. The accused has been identified as Guddu (24), a resident of Moradabad, who had been residing currently at Baltana on a rented accommodation.

PO arrested
Chandigarh, December 24
The Proclaimed Offenders Cell of the Chandigarh Police nabbed a proclaimed offender who has been convicted in at least 28 cases. The police arrested Vishal Sharma, who is still wanted in some cases. He was largely involved in snatching cases across the tricity. He was arrested 15 days ago. The PO cell claimed to have arrested 32 POs in the last one month. The offences ranged from snatching, NDPS, theft, and dacoity. — TNS


Pavit wins chess championship
Chandigarh, December 24
Pavit Singh of Delhi bagged the championship with 8 points in the 1st All India Open (below 2000-rating) Fide Rating Chess Tournament, concluded at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School Sector 44, here today. Pradip Tiwari of DASCB (Defense Services) with 8 points finished second while Shubham Lakudkar from Punjab with 7.5 points finished at third spot.

Winners of the chess tournament with their certificates at St Xavier’s School in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan

Cricket meet
St Soldier’s P’kula rout Khalsa School
Chandigarh, December 24
In the first match of SS Bava Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament for boys (U-16), the St Soldier School, Panchkula, defeated Khalsa School, Sector 26, here today. Batting first, the winning side scored 145-runs in 18 overs. Ravi Kant scored highest and contributed with an unbeaten knock of 56-runs.

A match in progress during the SS Baba Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep tewari

Tennis tourney
Sidarth, Abhinav, Adesh clinch titles
Mohali, December 24
Sidarth defeated Jaspreet 4-1, 4-1 and won the final of boys (U-10) category during the ongoing Shemrock Ace Tennis Academy Tournament, being held here today. In the final match of boys (U-12) category, Abhinav defeated Samarth at 4-1, 4-2 whereas Adesh won the final of boys (U-14) defeating Swamin 4-1, 4-1. — TNS


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