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Jyoti murder case
MLA's wife, 4 others booked
Panchkula, January 4
Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, the prime accused in the Jyoti murder case, is in for more trouble. The Panchkula police today lodged an FIR against his wife and four others, who were named by Buti Ram, the father of the victim, in his complaint to the police yesterday. Besides the MLA's wife, Buti had named Rajender, Laddoo, Laddoo’s wife and a guard of an MP in his complaint to the police.

Another minor girl goes missing
Chandigarh, January 4
While the Chandigarh police have failed to crack the murder case of 11-year-old Pinki, who was kidnapped from near her house in Palsora village in Sector 56 and later found murdered, another 12-year-old girl has gone missing from Sector 56.


Firing incident
Committee to probe violations at eatery
Panchkula, January 4
Acting on a fact-finding report of the Estate Office, which looked into alleged building violations at the Five Degrees restaurant at Nirjhar Vatika in Sector 5, Panchkula, where a gunman received a gunshot on New Year's Eve, HUDA today constituted a three-member committee to probe the violations.

Padam Motors booked for using fake seal of RLA
Chandigarh, January 4
The Chandigarh police today registered a case against Padam Motors Pvt Ltd, Industrial Area, for allegedly using a fake seal of the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) on a temporary registration number issued to a customer. The case was registered on a complaint of the RLA.

Admn okays water, sewer connections for Deep Complex
Chandigarh, January 4
The UT Administration has finally approved the long-pending demand for providing sewer and water connections to the Deep Complex in Hallo Majra. Following the demand of residents of the Deep Complex, the Administration had formed a committee to decide whether the residents of the Deep Complex, that falls outside the lal dora, could be given the basic amenities.

Challenges before Punjabi NRI media in focus at global meet
Chandigarh, January 4
Organisers honour Aruna Shiv Kumar Batalvi during the Second World Punjabi Media Conference at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Saturday. The challenges before the Punjabi NRI media was one of the main themes discussed at the Second World Punjabi Media Conference held at Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, today. Mediapersons also shared their viewpoint on varied topics including “media ethics and Punjabi media” and “Punjabi language and Punjabi media”.

Organisers honour Aruna Shiv Kumar Batalvi during the Second World Punjabi Media Conference at the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Missing plumber found dead
Chandigarh, January 4
The Chandigarh police today recovered the body of a plumber from near the dumping ground in Dhanas. The victim, a resident of the EWS flats in Dhanas, had stab marks on the stomach and the neck. According to the police, the body of Des Raj, alias Ajay (31), was found on the road near a jungle on the way to the lake in Dhanas. The body was recovered this morning after some passers-by noticed it. The police said the victim was missing for the past two days. The body has been kept at Government Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16. A case has been registered. TNS


New Chandigarh
Land acquisition raises hackles
Chandigarh, January 4
The move of the Punjab Government of announcing land compensation awards for over 700 acres of land in the Mullanpur area a day before the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act came into force has raised hackles.

Intelligence officers monitoring our activities: AAP members
Chandigarh, January 4
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members today claimed that their activities in the City Beautiful are being monitored by the local intelligence officials. AAP raised a question that is the political establishment and the UT Administration frightened of AAP.

Old systems hinder linking of depts
Chandigarh, January 4
Obsolete systems and softwares in various departments of the PGIMER wherein records of patients, such as lab investigations, are being maintained are serving bottlenecks in launching the Admission-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) module. The central server is reportedly too high-tech to be linked with those used in the departments.

The Aam Aadmi Party’s initiative of saying no to security cover has thrown open a debate. Whether the culture of gunman accompanying a VIP or his family should be stopped except for the Z-security cases? Chandigarh Tribune spoke to people from different walks of life to know their take.

Under-selling of liquor: Excise Dept acts tough
Chandigarh, January 4
As a part of its changed strategy to deal with the complaints of under-selling of liquor, the UT Excise Department today sealed three vends in Sector 42 and Dhanas. This morning, teams of the department sealed the vends for two days. The liquor vends will now open on Monday.

CHB fined for not paying interest on earnest money
Chandigarh, January 4
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has been penalised for failing to provide interest on the earnest money deposited by two complainants. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the CHB to pay interest to each of the complainants on the amount of Rs 1,75,000 at the rate applicable to deposits in a savings bank account for the period December 4, 2010, to January 30, 2013 (the date of receipt of refund by the complainants). Besides, the board has also been told to pay Rs 7,000 as litigation costs.

Noble cause: Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Yuva Mahajan Sabha at Sector 37 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Tackle traffic jams
Driving has become a difficult task owing to the increasing number of vehicles in Chandigarh. There are frequent traffic jams at almost all the traffic light points and roundabouts. Due to this, people end up wasting a lot of precious time and fuel besides adding to the level of pollution. Although slip roads have been built for turning left, they are too close to traffic lights and rotaries. Resultantly, the way to the slip road is generally blocked by traffic heading straight. Slip roads should be reconstructed in such a way that motorists do not find difficulty in turning left, irrespective of the traffic on road.

Rape by policemen
UT mulls adequate relief for victim’s kin
Chandigarh, January 4
Adviser to the UT Administrator KK Sharma, in a communication to an RTI activist, has stated that the Chandigarh Administration is actively considering to award adequate compensation to the family of the gang-rape victim who was allegedly raped by five local policemen.

MC enforcement wing fines car dealer
Chandigarh, January 4
The enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) fined a car dealer for putting cars on public display without permission outside a Sector 49 park here today. Two cars were displayed in the parking lot of the Dinosaur Park. AK Dadwal, MC officer on special duty, noticed the encroachment and informed the enforcement wing. Both the vehicles were impounded by the officials.

The MC enforcement wing challans cars at Sector 49, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Strike by PUDA staff hits property business
Mohali, January 4The ongoing pen-down strike by the Punjab Urban Development Authority/Greater Mohali Area Development Authority employees causes losses to the property business scenario here. With the ongoing strike, all transactions related to property matters have come to a halt for the past one month, which resulted in big losses to the local real estate agents, apart from bothering the public.

No flights after 1 pm today
Chandigarh, January 4
There will be no flights after 1 pm tomorrow at the Chandigarh domestic airport. As per the standing instructions of the Indian Air Force, which is managing the airport runway, the airport will remain closed on the first and third Sunday of every month due to renovation work underway on the tarmac. Meanwhile, Jet Airways has three flights tomorrow; Chandigarh-Delhi at 11.40 am, Chandigarh-Delhi at 12.10 pm and Chandigarh-Mumbai at 12.40 pm. SpiceJet has two flights; Chandigarh-Delhi at 12 noon and Chandigarh-Mumbai at 12.40 pm. Besides, Air India, IndiGo and GoAir have one flight each before 1 pm tomorrow. Flight schedule will remain same for January 19. — TNS

Man dies in freak mishap
Mohali, January 4
An employee of a private company died after being strangulated accidentally at Sector 82 here today. The deceased, identified as Pawan Kumar of Razapur village in Panipat (Haryana), was reportedly switching off a generator-set when the freak mishap took place. The muffler that Pawan Kumar was wearing, reportedly, got stuck in the fan of the generator-set. He died on the spot due to strangulation. Pawan Kumar was an employee of a private company that has been constructing roads in the Mohali town. — TNS

LPG price hike opposed
Chandigarh, January 4
The women’s wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today staged a protest against the recent hike of Rs 220 in the cost of non-subsidised LPG cylinders. The protest was led by Raj Kumari Mishra, president of Mahila Morcha at Colony No. 4. BJP state president Sanjay Tandon also participated in the protest. The women participating in the protest blamed the UPA government for price rise and demanded a rollback. — TNS

BURNING ISSUE: Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha hold a protest against the LPG price hike, in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan


Students gherao administrative block
Chandigarh, January 4
High drama prevailed when representatives of the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC) and NSUI party gheraoed the administrative block of Panjab University before the commencement of the Syndicate meeting today.

NSUI members hold a protest at the administrative block of Panjab University on Saturday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

PU to offer DUI post to Patiala law varsity VC
Chandigarh, January 4
Panjab University is going to offer the post of Dean University Instructions (DUI) to Professor PS Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, as the post got vacated on November 30, 2013. This was decided in the Syndicate meeting today.

Syndicate approves appointment of PU Vice-Chancellor’s wife
Chandigarh, January 4
After strong resentment by the opposition group, which abstained from participating in the issue of the appointment of Panjab University Vice-Chancellor's wife Professor Neera Grover in the Department of Music, a majority of the Syndics approved the issue in the meeting held here today. The Syndicate decided that Neera Grover be given appointment as Professor in the Department of Music from the date of her joining till July 31, 2015.

Meeting between teachers, DPI fails to break deadlock
Chandigarh, January 4
The meeting between computer teachers and DPI (S) Kamlesh Kumar remained futile here today. In the meeting, the DPI told the teachers that he had proposed salary hike up to 25 per cent for computer teachers, besides winter and summer vacation salary would also be paid to them.

Prez's interactive session
Team supervises arrangements
Chandigarh, January 4
To avoid any technical fault during the President of India's interactive session at Panjab University, a team of experts supervised the arrangements at the virtual classroom, computer centre, PU.


Poor condition of link roads irks Dera Bassi residents
Dera Bassi, January 4
Residents of Dera Bassi area have been facing hardships due to the poor condition of link roads. The roads have been witnessing an increase in accident cases as these were not repaired since long. Residents of the area have been demanding the authorities to repair these roads, but to no avail. Residents of nearby villages said they were becoming victims due to potholed link roads. The issue was raised with the authorities concerned many times.

A link road near Lalru in a dilapidated condition. Photo by writer


Lawyer murder case
SC rejects accused’s plea
Mohali, January 4
In the local advocate Amarpreet Singh, aka Lucky, murder case, the Supreme Court has rejected the accused’s plea of shifting of the trial from Punjab to Haryana or some other state. The police have arrested nine accused - Sunbir Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Sunil Bhanot, Rajat Sharma, Vishal, Dharminder Singh, Onkar Singh, Deepak Kaushal and Kevin Sushant - in the case.

Man gets life term for murder
Mohali, January 4
The local court today awarded life sentence to a person in a five-year-old murder case. The Mohali Additional District and Sessions Court today announced life sentence to Jagdish Singh, alias Bawa, a resident of Tirupadi village, along with a fine of Rs 10,000 for murder of Roshan Ali from Morinda.


One arrested for thrashing constable
Chandigarh, January 4
The police have arrested a resident of Transit Camp, Sector 52, for thrashing a Chandigarh Police constable and stopping him from performing his duty. A case was registered against the accused, Ashwani, alias Golu, at the Sector 36 police station.

Gym owner booked
Zirakpur, January 4
The police today booked a gym owner on the charges of outraging the modesty of a minor girl, who was a client at the gymnasium. Inspector Tarlochan Singh, SHO, Zirakpur police station, said they had booked Danny, who runs a gym in Savitri Complex, here. “Danny has allegedly tried to outrage the modesty of the 16-year-old girl when she came for doing workout at the gym yesterday,” said Tarlochan. The complainant said the accused took her forcibly to a room but she managed to run from there. He is still at large. “We are conducting raids at his possible hideouts,” the SHO said. — TNS


Tennis tourney
Eklavya stuns Dhruv Pal
Lee Ho Jun returns a shot to Lavish Nehra during the ITF Junior-1 Tennis Tournament at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Saturday. Chandigarh, January 4
Local trainee Eklavya Singh upset 7th seed Dhruv Pal to book his berth in the final qualifying round stage during the match of qualifying round for the ongoing India ITF Junior-1 Tennis Tournament being commenced at tennis courts, here, today. Eklavya dominated the 1st set at 6-2 and took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd set. But Dhruv Pal bounced back and won the next four games to name the next set at 6-4.

Lee Ho Jun returns a shot to Lavish Nehra during the ITF Junior-1 Tennis Tournament at the CLTA in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

GKSM lifters claim PU title
Chandigarh, January 4
Weightlifters of GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar, with 16 points claimed the title of the Panjab University Weightlifting for Men, being concluded at the Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University, here today.

Jasmeet, Jaskirat shine in Shivalik School’s win
Chandigarh, January 4
Shivalik School, Mohali, defeated St Soldier's International School, Sector 28, Chandigarh by three wickets during the ongoing SS Bawa Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament for boys (U-16) held here today. Winning the toss, the St Soldier's team elected to bat first and posted 107 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Jaskirat of the Shivalik team claimed four wickets while Jaspreet sent two batsmen back to the pavilion.

A match in progress during SS Bawa Memorial Inter-school Cricket Tournament at Sector 26, Chandigarh, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Atya patya
Puducherry trounce UP
Chandigarh, January 4
In the ongoing 28th Men and Women Senior Atya Patya National Championship, the Puducherry team defeated Uttar Pradesh by 2-0, at BMD Public School, Sector 63, here, today. In the men’s category, the team defeated registered a 13-10 and 14-11 margin victory.

Cricket trials on Jan 8
Chandigarh, January 4
The UT Education Department will organise selection trials to shortlist boys (U-17) cricket team, at Government Model High School, Sector 19, on January 8, here, at 8.30am). The selected team will represent the city in the 59th National School Games. Only best players, recommended by the Head of the institution, will be allowed to participate in the selection trials. The players are also directed to come with proper sports kit, their personal sports equipment and their school I-cards. — TNS

PU lift korfball trophy
Chandigarh, January 4
The Panjab University (PU) campus won the Inter-College Korfball Championship that concluded here today. In the final match, the winning side beat SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 10-4. In a hard-line match, GGD SD College, Sector 32, attained the third position after defeating DAV College, Sector 10, by 11-6. — TNS


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