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HC Kalyan is Congress mayoral candidate
Chandigarh, December 28
Ending suspense over the candidate for the mayoral elections, the ruling Congress finally announced HC Kalyan as the contender for the post against BJP’s Rajinder Kaur. Today, both candidates filed their nomination papers at the municipal corporation (MC) office. The contenders for the post of the Senior Deputy Mayor and the Deputy Mayor from both parties also filed their nomination papers.

1) Local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal (extreme left) greets (from right) Congress mayoral candidate HC Kalyan, Senior Deputy Mayor candidate Sat Parkash Aggarwal and Deputy Mayor candidate Sheela Devi after filing nomination papers in Chandigarh on Saturday.

2) (From right)Former BJP MP Satpal Jain with BJP mayoral candidate Rajinder Kaur, Senior Deputy Mayor candidate Heera Negi and Deputy Mayor candidate Davesh Moudgil after filing their nominations in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photos: Manoj Mahajan


Subhash Chawla makes the most of it
Chandigarh, December 28
It seems that the outgoing city Mayor Subhash Chawla wants to take the credit of various development works and proposals mooted during his one-year tenure as the Mayor. This week, two functions were held to flag off nine dumper placers and the first automated paid parking lots were thrown open to public. The stone laying ceremony of a project at Mauli Jagran and stone laying function of a dispensary site in Sector 50 is scheduled for the next few days before his tenure ends on December 31.

Thieves decamp with Rs 1.5 lakh
Panchkula, December 28
Thieves decamped with expensive women’s footwear, handbags and Rs 1.5 lakh when they struck at a showroom in Sector 11, Panchkula, late last night. The showroom “ Women Square” had opened just three months ago. Police officials said, the thieves made their way through by breaking the wall from the rear side of the showroom.

Hit-and-run case
Cyclist hit by mobike, dies at PGI
Chandigarh, December 28
In another hit-and-run case, a 41-year-old cyclist was hit by a motorcycle near Rajindra Park in Sector 3, on Friday night. The police which failed to trace the motorcyclist, claimed that the motorcyclist had also received injuries on his right arm during the accident and all nearby hospitals were being checked to trace the accused.


Village Anganwaris
Surprise visit lays bare mess
Chandigarh, December 28
Anganwaris running in the city villages have inadequate space to accommodate toddlers, have unhygienic living conditions and are not opened on time by helpers on duty. These are the findings of a team led by UT Joint Secretary, Finance, SK Setia, who made a surprise visit to nine village anganwaris today.

SK Setia, Joint Secretary, Finance, UT, during a surprise visit to an anganwari in Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Oath-taking ceremony: Panchkula residents rue power outage
Panchkula, December 28
The power maintenance work carried out here during the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal deprived most of the Panchkula residents from watching the entire ceremony, including his speech. There was no power in Sector 21, parts of Sectors 16, 7, 8, 25, 28, Devinagar, Sector 3, parts of Mansa Devi Complex and the entire Saketri from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Residents alleged that no prior intimation was provided to them about the power outage.

Rice bran oil helps check cholesterol: Study
Chandigarh, December 28
The use of right oil helps in decreasing the cholesterol level of the human body without changing the routine lifestyle. This is the finding of a study conducted in the PGI by Bhubaneshwar AIIMS Dr Derasish Hota, who was earlier associated with the PGI from September 2012 to June 2013.

CRPF personnel feted
Chandigarh, December 28
A total of 11 officers and 18 other ranks of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were awarded gallantry and meritorious service medals at an investiture ceremony organised to commemorate the CRPF anniversary today.

SB Kajal, Inspector General of Police, CRPF (left), felicitates MP Bahugana, Commandant 51 Battalion, whose unit has been adjudged as the best operational battalion in the north-west sector, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Security stepped up for PM’s visit
Mohali, December 28
Preparations are on in full swing for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Mullanpur on December 30. The PM will lay the foundation stone of a cancer centre at Mullanpur. A waterproof canopy has been set up at the venue for the VVIP guests. Three temporary helipads have also been constructed for the PM’s visit.

MC tampers with minutes of meeting
Chandigarh, December 28
The minutes of the December 19 General House meeting have been changed. The item exempting defence personnel and their families from house and property tax has been tampered with. The agenda tabled before the house was 'exemption from house and property tax on residential land and buildings owned by serving and retired defence personnel and their families'. The agenda was passed without any objection or discussion.

Tenant body raises question over advance charges
Chandigarh, December 28
The Chandigarh Industrial Area Tenant Association (CIATA) has raised a question over the way the UT electricity department collects advance consumption deposit (ACD) charges from consumers. In a press release issued by association’s president Sanjeev Sagar, it was stated that the electricity department was keen on charging the ACD without giving any other option to the consumers.

Celebration time for AAP
Chandigarh, December 28
The Chandigarh unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today celebrated the historic formation of government in Delhi by the party under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal at the Ramleela Ground, Delhi.

Members of the AAP celebrate the party’s government formation in Delhi at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Sartaaj enthrals audience
Mohali, December 28
Sufi singer Satinder Sartaaj enthralled the audience with his soulful recital here at the auditorium of Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, Mohali. The function was dedicated to girl child and organised by his fan Munish Bansal. The auditorium was jam-packed where the audience enjoyed the performance of the singer. His famous song “Sai Ve” won instant applaud from the audience. Sartaaj also recited his other famous songs, including “Ve Das Harh da Dupehra Kithe Katiye”. The performance went on for over one hour and it ended with a social cause. — TNS

Satinder Sartaaj performs at Shivalik Public School, Phase VI, in Mohali on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

45 alumni take part in annual meet
Chandigarh, December 28
The alumni association of Government Medical College, Patiala, organised its 17th annual meet, which was well attended by 45 alumni at Hotel Parkview, Sector 24, Chandigarh. The meet was marked by a panel discussion on total knee replacement and annual dinner. This platform serves nostalgia as doctors from the US, the UK, South Africa, Nepal and different parts of the country exchange the pleasantries of yesteryears. The doctors present on the occasion also discussed the latest innovations being introduced in total knee replacement. — TNS

MAAC announces Jan 31 as placement day
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), Sector 34, Chandigarh, organised a two-day art and creativity fest, ‘Art Tantra’, on December 21 and 22. The motive of the fest was to promote and display the creative skills of students in the field of 3D, 2D, sketching, VFx and film- making on a bigger platform. It was inaugurated by Pradeep Sawant, technical head, MAAC, North India, and Mala Halder, regional head (placement), North. On the concluding day, MAAC announced January 31 as placement day, where a panel of experts will be visiting the centre to take interviews of students and also providing them on-the-spot job letters. — TNS

Children oppose laying of pipeline in Sector 38 park
Chandigarh, December 28
Children residing in Sector 38 (West) today held a protest against the laying of a pipeline for tertiary water by the Municipal Corporation in the middle of a park. They said they were unable to play. Area councillor Arun Sood stated that there were two groups of residents. One who were against the work while the other favoured the laying if the pipeline. “I have assured the children that the dug-up area would soon be covered," Sood stated. — TNS

The dug-up park in Sector 38 (West). Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan


From schools
Ryan Inter Fiesta
Foot-tapping music, stalls and several exciting competitions were the main highlights of the Ryan Inter Fiesta-2013 held today at Ryan International School, Sector 49, Chandigarh. It was a combination of fun, frolic and enjoyment. The whole school was decked up with colourful balloons and festoons.

Students of Vivek High School display projects at a science exhibition at Sector 70 in Mohali. A Tribune photograph

Syndicate to decide fate of ayurveda students
Chandigarh, December 28
The destiny of around 200 students admitted to Sri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, here, will be decided in the upcoming Syndicate meeting that will finalise whether to allow them to appear for the exam of this session or not. The meeting is scheduled for January 4 in which the agenda will be tabled by the Panjab University authorities.

Founder’s day
Dikshant students stage ‘Kitne Pakistan’
Panchkula, December 28
Around 450 students of Dikshant International School today staged a play, “Kitne Pakistan”. The play, inspired from Kamleshwar’s award-winning novel, was staged as part of the three-day founder’s day celebrations of the school, which concluded at Inderdhanush Auditorium in Sector 5 here today.

Students of Dikshant International School take part in a play ‘Kitne Pakistan’ at Inderdhanush Auditorium in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Iscuela IQuiz
St Kabir students bag top honours
Chandigarh, December 28
Students of St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, bagged top honours in Iscuela IQuiz organised by the Rotaract & Interact Clubs of the tricity. The interactive quiz competition was organised for the students from Classes V to IX to assess their knowledge of current affairs and IT. More than 17 schools of the tricity participated in the competition.

Teachers’ strike enters fifth day
Chandigarh, December 28
The day-long hunger strike of the Chandigarh Computer Teachers Union entered fifth day today at the Sector 20 Masjid Ground here. Every day, five different computer teachers observe hunger strike from 9 am to 6 pm to show their resentment against the Education Department.



DAV-8, GMSSS-26 log win
Chandigarh, December 28
DAV-8 and GMSSS-26 won their respective league matches in the ongoing SS Bawa Memorial Under-16 Inter-School Cricket Tournament today. The first match was played between Saint Soldier's School, Panchkula, and DAV School, Sector 8, on the LIC ground in Sector 26.

A batsman plays a lofted shot over the covers. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ex-IPS officer accused of forming fake sports body
Chandigarh, December 28
Jimmy R Jagtiani, who claims that he is the founder of the Tae Kwon Do Federation of India (TFI), today alleged that Delhi-based Harish Kumar, an ex-IPS officer, had set up a fake sports body.

Ball badminton: Khalsa Club begin campaign with win
Chandigarh, December 28
Khalsa Club, Sector 26, beat ICL Club B 2-0 in the opening match of the first Pandit Mohan Lal Memorial Senior State Ball Badminton Championship (men and women) at PML SD Public School, Sector 32. Former international football player Sardar Harjinder Singh declared the meet open.

Prabhjeet fashions KK academy win
Chandigarh, December 28
Prabhjeet Singh's brilliant knock of 77 runs off 68 balls enabled KK Cricket Academy to beat the GNPS, Sector 36, by 23 runs during the ongoing 30 Overs League Cricket Tournament for U-14 boys at the GMHS-40. After winning the toss, KK Academy elected to bat and mustered 229 runs in 30 overs. Prabhjeet’s 77 runs played a vital role. One of the players of the GNPS, Sector 36, Bheem scored 103 runs. In the second match between Shivalik School and Bharati Viz Academy, Bharati Viz scored 135 runs in the allotted 30 overs. Chasing the target, Shivalik School were bundled out on 98 runs and lost the match by 37 runs. — TNS

Eight-wicket win for FCI
Chandigarh, December 28
Winning its first match, the FCI defeated Deep Engineering by eight wickets during the ongoing Sai Events Navigator's Corporate Cricket Tournaments at YPS Mohali. Batting first, Deep Engineering made 116 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. For Deep Engineering, Harpreet Hundal contributed 30 runs and Amandeep Singh made 41 runs. For the FCI, Arpit took three wickets while Kulwinder and Ravinder took one wicket each. In reply, the FCI scored 117 runs for the loss of two wickets. For the FCI, Arpit and Ravinder scored 55 and 33 runs, respectively.


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