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3 drug peddlers convicted
Chandigarh, January 22
Asserting that drug trafficking, trade and consumption has assumed alarming proportions and has a crippling effect on the well-being of society, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Singh Nagpal today sentenced two persons to 15 years rigorous imprisonment in a drug trafficking case.

Politicians, administration on the lookout for ‘missing’ 10,000 Colony No. 5 residents
Chandigarh, January 22
A file photo of demolished Colony No.5 These days the UT Election Department and political parties are searching for “missing” 10,000 voters of Colony No. 5, which was recently demolished.
A file photo of demolished Colony No.5


Day 2: ‘Embarrassed’ HUDA agrees to pay tax of Rs 448 crore
Panchkula, January 22
After the recovery of over Rs 300 crore from the attached bank accounts on the second consecutive day by the Income Tax department, “embarrassed” Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) finally agreed to pay the income tax of Rs 448 crore.

P’kula goes powerless
Panchkula, January 22
Panchkula residents had to face inconvenience after power supply was hit in a majority of sectors following the ongoing strike by the Class III and Class IV employees of the Electricity Department today. Officials of the department said that some employees disrupted the power system in the sectors to make their strike successful.

Youth held for raping minor
Mohali, January 22
The Kharar police have arrested a 21-year-old youth for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at Aman City.


Revised House Tax
Admn seeks reply from MC
Chandigarh, January 22
As the Municipal Corporation (MC) has miserably failed to implement the revised house tax rates, the UT Administration has sought reply from the former over the issue.

A waterlogged street at Shanti Nagar in Mani Majra on Wednesday Tryst with waterlogged streets
Chandigarh, January 22
Delay in the relaying of concrete flooring at Shanti Nagar in Mani Majra has led to waterlogged streets due to heavy rain in the past few days.

A waterlogged street at Shanti Nagar in Mani Majra on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: S Chandan

Mohali stinks as strike continues
Mohali, January 22
Even as garbage continues to pile-up in the town, representatives of the private safai sewaks today met Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister regarding their demands. The deadlock, however, continued with the protesters insisting on meeting the Chief Minister.

Ex-deputy mayor targets AAP leader
Chandigarh, January 22
The Altius hotel at Industrial Area, Phase-II, Chandigarh Former deputy mayor and Congress councillor Satish Kainth today submitted a complaint against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader MPS Chawla, owner of Altius Hotel in Industrial Area Phase II. In his complaint to the MC commissioner, Kainth alleged, “As per the terms and conditions, open green space adjoining Chawla’s hotel was given to him for landscaping.

The Altius hotel at Industrial Area, Phase-II, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pravesh Chauhan

Intermittent rain, cold wave hit life
Chandigarh, January 22
Rain no dampener: Visitors and shoppers enjoy a walk in showers at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Intermittent rain since the wee hours of the morning and severe cold wave have disrupted the normal life in the city. The city witnessed 18.4 mm rain till late evening. The maximum temperature recorded today was 15.5°C, which was five notches below the normal, and the minimum temperature was 10°C that was four notches below the normal.

Rain no dampener: Visitors and shoppers enjoy a walk in showers at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

DSP Vijay Kumar UT DSP Vijay Kumar dies of heart attack
Chandigarh, January 22
UT Police Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vijay Kumar, who was also the Sub Divisional Police Officer (South), died following a heart attack early this morning. He was 56.

DSP Vijay Kumar

property tax
Over 3,200 residents deposit tax with penalty
Chandigarh, January 22
The city residents have started depositing the property tax with penalty due to the delay by the UT Administration in giving final approval to the Municipal Corporation’s decision over the issue.

Mayor to chair first meeting today
Chandigarh, January 22
The new city Mayor would chair the first General House Meeting at the Municipal Corporation’s (MC) office tomorrow.

Customers fume as ATMs remain shut
Panchkula, January 22
Panchkula residents continued to face inconvenience for the fourth consecutive day as over 40 ATMs still remained closed.

power tariff hike
Residents can file objections till Feb 17
Chandigarh, January 22
Residents of the city can file their objections to the UT Electricity Department’s petition, seeking 21 per cent power tariff hike, till February 17.

Builder told to pay Rs 1 lakh, refund booking amount
Chandigarh, January 22
Sushma Buildtech Limited has been penalised for failing to provide the possession of flat on the promised time. The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the builder to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation to the complainant.

Travel agent penalised
Chandigarh, January 22
A city-based travel agent has been penalised for selling a fake return ticket (Delhi-Toronto) worth Rs 85,000 to a person.

Chandigarh-Yesvantpur Express to be flagged off today
Chandigarh, January 22
MP Pawan Kumar Bansal will flag off the Chandigarh-Yesvantpur Express from the Chandigarh Railway Station tomorrow.

National policy needed to check violence against women: Expert
Chandigarh, January 22
“A national policy and action plan for ending gender-based violence is the need of the hour to control violence against women, which amounts to violation of their human rights,” said Prof Pam Rajput, chairperson, High-Level Committee on Status of Women, during a regional seminar on “Women and violence: lessons learnt and future strategies” at Panjab University (PU) today.

ASI given clean chit
Panchkula, January 22
The Panchkula police today gave clean chit to the Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), in-charge of the Morni police post. He was allegedly accused of eve-teasing college girls.

Child stable, Health Dept rules out reaction
Chandigarh, January 22
The condition of the 18-month-old child, who was admitted to the GMSH-16 after she fell ill after vaccination against polio, is stable, say doctors.


Students with the solar bicycle in Mohali Students develop solar bicycle
Mohali, January 22
Students of the Quest Group of Institutions had developed an electric bicycle which can be charged by pedalling as well as solar energy. The bicycle, which is cheap and environment friendly, was developed by Naresh Kumar, Kulwinder Singh and Nikhil Thakur. Naresh Kumar, a student of Mechanical Engineering, said it could be used for exercise as well as a motor bike.

Students with the solar bicycle in Mohali. A Tribune photograph


PU to host 8th Chandigarh Science Congress
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University (PU) will host the 8th Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON) from February 26 to 28. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover presided over a meeting to discuss preparations for CHASCON-2014 today.

PU and college notes
Blood donation camp at UILS
On the eve of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the students, staff and faculty members of the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) in coordination with Panjab University Employees Welfare Organization organised the 4th blood donation camp at UILS.

from schools
GMSSS Sec 46 wins laurels
CHANDIGARH: The team of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D, that represented Chandigarh at the Rashtriya Bal Rang festival in Bhopal, won a consolation prize for presenting Haryanvi dance at the event. The national-level festival was held from January 16 to 18. School principal Sudesh Raghav, music teacher Kamaljit Kaur and Rajiv accompanied the students.


audi-tavera accident
HC says no to probe by independent agency
Chandigarh, January 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the victim’s father to plead for imposing serious charges against the accused in the trial court.


Punjab Warriors players visit SD College-32
Chandigarh, January 22
Players of Jaypee Punjab Warrior with students at GGDSD College in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Wednesday Leaving no stone unturned to extend their charm across the city, four players of the Jaypee Punjab Warriors team visited SD College, Sector 32, here, today. The aim of their visit was to promote their team among the youngsters.

Players of Jaypee Punjab Warrior with students at GGDSD College in Sector 32, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Minor scuffle mars archery meet
Chandigarh, January 22
The All-India Inter-University Archery Meet for Men and Women concluded amid verbal abuses and minor scuffle at Panjab University here today. The championship was hosted by the Directorate of Sports, PU.

Karate championship on January 27
Chandigarh, January 22
The local Amateur Karate Association will organise the 22nd Chandigarh State Karate Championship at CL Aggarwal DAV School, Sector 7, on January 27. The interested teams and players can confirm their entries with the organisers before January 26 (4 pm).

Badminton tourneys for veterans
Chandigarh, January 22
The Chandigarh State Amateur Badminton Association will conduct veteran badminton championships from February 5 to 7 at the badminton hall of the Sports Complex in Sector 42, here, today.


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