30CT01A-new.qxd 12/30/2012 12:33 AM Page 1 cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE sunday | december 30 | 2012 | chandigarh EDUCATION: 654 JBTs for government schools in January Þ PAGE 2 JYOTI MURDER CASE: MORE NAMES CROP UP IN MLA’S BAIL PLEA Þ PAGE 5 SPORTS: KAUSHAL BEATS DANIEL IN BADMINTON FINAL Þ PAGE 6 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY 19.0°MAXIMUM 7.0°MINIMUM SUNSET SUNRISE Aarti Kapur EASING PASSENGER LOAD Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 29 The third Shatabdi from Chandigarh to Delhi will chug off in January, 2013. An announcement to this effect was made by the Union Railway Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, here today. The 13-coach Shatabdi will leave the city at 12 noon and reach Delhi at 3:15 pm while on the return journey, it will start from Delhi at 7:15 pm and reach Chandigarh at 11:30 at night. Bansal said the proposal of starting the third Shatabdi Express had been Train 3rd Shatabdi Morning train Evening train Coaches 13 14 17 Capacity 814 892 1126 NEW SHATABDI TIMINGS The 13-coach Shatabdi will leave the city at 12 noon and reach Delhi at 3:15 pm while on the return journey, it will start from Delhi at 7:15 pm and reach Chandigarh at 11:30 at night. pending for a long time. "The need for the third Shatabdi was felt as the two other Shatabdi train run at full capacity throughout the year," he said. With the launch of the third Shatabdi Express, the passenger capacity of the express train from Chandi- garh to Delhi would increase from the existing around 2,000 passengers to around 2,800 passengers. The minister said after he HIRA LAL SIBAL JULY 16, 1914, TO DEC 29, 2012 Case that remained close to his heart not only defended the two writers as their legal counsel Chandigarh, December 29 but also helped them acquitBack in 1945, the ted in this case. two famous Urdu In his over 60 years writers, Saadat of legal career, he Hasan Manto and defended several Ismat Chughtai, high-profile cases, were made to face a but one that legal trial on charges remained highly of obscenity in the Hira Lal Sibal famous, especially Lahore High court. in the literary cirAnd one man who wit- cles, was this particular legal nessed the whole drama case, which, many believe, unfolded in a the court was was also close to his heart. the departed 98-year-old legal While the case against Man luminary, Hira Lal Sibal, who Continued on Page 2 Vivek Gupta Tribune News Service Union Minister Kapil Sibal (left), with his elder brothers Kanwal Sibal (middle) and Jatinder Kumar Sibal (right, in red muffler) at the funeral of their father Hira Lal Sibal in Sector 25, Chandigarh, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: S CHANDAN Cop booked for extorting money Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 29 Two years after the UT police received a complaint against a constable for extorting money, a case was finally registered against the constable today after an inquiry by the police found him guilty. The police has booked the constable, Randeep Singh for extorting Rs 30,000 from a resident of Sector 44, Sushil Kumar. The constable was threatening him over a molestation complaint pending against his son. The incident occurred when Randeep Singh was posted at the Sector 34 police station in July, 2009. In his complaint, Sushil told the police that he got on friendly terms with the constable when he used to reside at Milk Colony in Dhanas. The constable asked Sushil to let him stay on rent at his place for some months before he was allotted a police quarter. The constable initially assured Sushil of getting his relative Sunil transferred to the UT police from Gurgaon where he was serving as a constable. Randeep fooled Sushil into saying that he had good links in the UT police and would get his son transferred. However, he then began to threaten the complainant, saying that there is a case of molestation against his son Continued on Page 2 assumed the charge of the railway ministry, the officials concerned informed him that they were getting a large number of queries regarding the start of a third Shatabdi. The records of the city railway station has revealed that the morning Shatabdi Express runs near full capacity and in the evening there is a waiting list of around 700 passengers. Commuters from the city believed that travelling to New Delhi by the existing Shatabdi trains was a bit tedious as for one train, a passenger has to get up Continued on Page 2 MAYOR POLL: PARTIES WOO NOMINATED COUNCILLORS Jittery of cross voting in the Mayoral election, the Congress and the BJP-SAD today held hectic parleys. P5 SUNDAY 5.30PM NEW YEAR GIFT: 3RD SHATABDI SATURDAY 7.20AM Bitter memories of Ruchika’s friends revived Hina Rohtaki/Ritika Jha Tribune News Service Panchkula/Chandigarh, December 29 The death of the Delhi gang rape victim today revived the bitter memories of the friends of Ruchika Girhotra, who died this very day exactly 19 years ago. She was allegedly molested by a high-profile official. On December 29, 1993, Ruchika Girhotra, a promising tennis player, committed suicide. Around hundred people took out a candle-light march demanding en exemplary punishment for the rapists. The fact that on the 19th death anniversary of Ruchika Girhotra the accused in the case is yet to be punished reflects the lackadaisical approach of the authorities. The candle-light march, which was taken out near Continued on Page 2 GANG RAPE VICTIM’S DEATH A student takes part in a candle-light march at Sector 17 in Chandigarh on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI
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