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Noor’s sister takes on mediamen
Noor and her sister come out of Burail Jail on TuesdayChandigarh, June 10
Noor’s release from prison this evening was marked by a drama as her sister, Bulbul, struggled with photographers in a bid to prevent them from taking pictures.Wearing a blue outfit, Noor came out of the jail at around 9 pm. 
'Tera camera tod dungi badtamiz” (I will break your camera, you scoundrel)


Bulbul’s name had figured in the kidney scam for her alleged involvement with Dr Amit, the main accused in the scam.

Noor and her sister come out of Burail Jail on Tuesday.—  photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Sarita Case
Death does not end official apathy
Chandigarh, June 10
Humiliation, it seems, did not end with her death. Sarita’s body was not kept in refrigeration at the mortuary, alleged her family.

Jagbir with his granddaughters I’m doubly cursed: Sarita’s father
Chandigarh, June 10
As a broken Jagbir stood outside the PGI mortuary waiting for the body of his daughter Sarita, holding his grand-daughters close to him, he cursed his fate, saying “history has repeated itself”.

Jagbir with his granddaughters


A file photo of the family Housewife found dead in Sec 20
Chandigarh, June 10
Rosy Sharma, 33, was found dead at her residence in Sector 20 here last evening. She was reported to have had strained ties with her husband. According to sources, Rosy, a Fiji nationalist, had not been keeping well since the past few days.

A file photo of the family

Top athlete injured in brawl
Patiala, June 10
A midnight brawl in the National Institute of Sports (NIS) left a top Indian athlete, preparing for the Beijing Olympics, seriously injured.



Building bylaws a casualty
Buildings have been constructed in a haphazard manner at Burail village in Southern Chandigarh. Chandigarh, June 10
Haphazard construction continues to plague southern parts of the city. Unsafe buildings are coming up in villages under the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation in violation of the Chandigarh administration (erection and re-erection of buildings) Rules, 2006, which prohibits any new construction without approved building plan.

Buildings have been constructed in a haphazard manner at Burail village in Southern Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph 

Fake Certificate Case
Police records Bal Mukand’s statement
Chandigarh, June 10
The police yesterday recorded the statement of Bal Mukand, a world champion, in the fake yoga championship certificate case involving inspector Ram Gopal, currently placed under suspension for allegedly using fake certificate for promotional benefits.

Residents protest allotment of land to school
Chandigarh, June 10
Agitated residents of Sector 27 along with members of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress today protested against the allotment a piece of land in the residential area of the sector to a school.

Involve youth in decision-making: Expert
A workshop on “Youth and Local Self-Governance” in progress in Chandigarh on TuesdayChandigarh, June 10
A five-day Commonwealth Asia regional workshop on “Youth and Local Self-Governance”, organised by the department of youth affairs, Government of India, and Commonwealth Youth Program Asia Centre, began in Sector 12 today.

A workshop on “Youth and Local Self-Governance” in progress in Chandigarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Speaking Out
DGP, ADGP must step down
Sarita’s suicide at the Haryana police headquarters yesterday has evoked a strong reaction from almost all sections of society. Talking to Aarti Kapur and Jyoti Rai some felt that getting justice for women still wasn’t easy, while the others said policing was not people oriented. Everyone believed that senior police officials were equally responsible for her death. 

MC earning lakhs from medicinal plants
Chandigarh, June 10
A rich treasure of medicinal plants, which have immense medical value and also keep the environment clean, has been generating good revenue for the municipal corporation.

Alcoholics Anonymous turns 73
Chandigarh, June 10
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), worldwide life-giving fellowship of over 3 million recovering alcoholics, is 73 today. In fact, like millions the world over, it was a day of thanksgiving for hundreds of once problem-drinkers in the tricity having contented sobriety now.

Another blot on khaki
Sarita’s daughter with the body of her mother outside the PGI mortuary in Chandigarh on Tuesday.Panchkula, June 10
The desperation of Sarita to get justice and its denial even after she voiced her grievance at the Haryana police headquarters has shame-faced the police that claims to provide “sewa, suraksha and sahyog” to people of the state.

Sarita’s daughter with the body of her mother outside the PGI mortuary in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Contractors told to take back sacked safai workers
Chandigarh, June 10
The chairperson of the national commission of safai karamcharis, ministry of social justice and empowerment, has instructed contractors to take back three dismissed employees on their rolls for deployment at Government Medical College and Hospital-32.

Cop killed in accident
Zirakpur, June 10
Ram Avtar (57), head constable at Baltana police chowki, was killed in a road accident near Baltana police post last night.

Youth’s body found on track
Chandigarh, June 10
An unidentified youth in his mid-20s was found dead on the railway track near Mansa Devi Complex here this morning. The police has so far ruled out foul play.

Clouds of pleasure add charm to the hues of the summer in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Clouds of pleasure add charm to the hues of the summer in Chandigarh on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Karam Singh

MC evicts Yoga Sabha from community centre-21
Chandigarh, June 10
The municipal corporation today evicted the Yoga Sabha from the Community Centre, Sector 21, that had been under the illegal occupation of the sabha for the past 30 years.

Man’s body found near

Chandigarh, June 10
A man in his mid-30s was found lying dead near the ISBT, Sector 17, here this morning. Ruling out the possibility of foul play, the police said no visible injury mark was found on the body.

Open fair price veggie shops


Poor coordination mars admission process at UBS
Chandigarh, June 10
Students seeking admission to the University Business School, Panjab University, stand to lose out on lakhs of rupees due to the uncoordinated admission process. Lack of coordination among the different quarters of the university is likely to delay the admission process.

PU sells prospectus sans application form
Chandigarh, June 10
Buying a prospectus from Panjab University turned out to be a nightmarish experience for a student today when she found that the prospectus that she bought for Rs 1,100 didn’t have the admission form in it.
ATTACKing the menace: Members of the National Integrated Forum of Artistes and Activists stage street play "Allah Ke Naam Pe De De" at Plaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
ATTACKing the menace: Members of the National Integrated Forum of Artistes and Activists stage street play "Allah Ke Naam Pe De De" at Plaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

GGDSD to hold counselling fair from tomorrow
Chandigarh, June 10
The department of psychology of GGDSD College, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh, will hold its annual guidance and counselling fair for the students of Class XII on the June 12 and 13 on the college premises. All students seeking professional guidance can attend the fair.

PU Notes
OCET results out
Chandigarh, June 10
Panjab University has declared the OCET 2008 results for admissions to LLB, MA (English) and master’s of journalism and mass communications today. The result is available at <http://results.puchd.ac.in/ocet08/>

Fire Safety
Educational institutes flout norms
Chandigarh, June 10
Educational institutes functioning from market places in Sectors 36 and 38 are flouting fire-safety norms with impunity.

Australia beckons budding professionals
Chandigarh, June 10
The Western Australia Trade Office, Small Business Development Corporation and Perth Education City jointly organised a skilled labour migration and education road show at a hotel here today.

From Schools & Colleges
Malayalam session for tricity students concludes
Mohali, June 10
In a unique effort to utilise the summer vacation, a Malayalam learning class was organised for school students of the tricity from May 25, 2008 that concluded yesterday here at Kerala Bhawan, Sector 65, Mohali, under the auspices of Malayalee Samajam, Mohali, a voluntary Keralite socio-cultural organisation.


District Courts
Police remand for Bright
Chandigarh, June 10
Chief judicial magistrate Kanchan Mahi today remanded Nigerian national Bright, accused of duping several persons through a million-pound Internet lottery scam, in two-day police custody.


Rules for mobile tower installation notified
Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh administration has the paved way for installation of mobile towers on non-residential buildings owned by it, semi-government organisations and autonomous bodies.

CAT quashes appointment at UT Guest House
Chandigarh, June 10
Questioning the selection criteria followed by the department of hospitality and tourism, UT secretariat, for the post of telephone operator at the UT Guest House, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has asked the department to appoint Neelam Kumari, an applicant, for the job.


Sale of mangoor fish continues despite ban
Patiala, June 10
Thai mangoor fish, banned by the Supreme Court, is being sold openly across Punjab.
Fish farms in the villages of Patiala districts are doing brisk business of Thai mangoor fish seeds as fish farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh make a beeline to buy these seeds, which are freely available.

JE, SDO booked following death of two
Rajpura, June 10
A junior engineer and sub-divisional officer of the Punjab State Electricity Board have been booked after two persons, including a minor, were electrocuted.

Two found dead
Kharar, June 10
Two people were found dead under mysterious circumstances here today. Paramjeet Singh (32), clerk with the Kharar municipal council, was found dead at his home in Dibuali village today. His family members told the police that on Monday night, he had gone off to sleep after dinner. In the morning today, he was found dead.

IN ANTICIPATION: Perched high, a peacock seems to be waiting for rain in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
IN ANTICIPATION: Perched high, a peacock seems to be waiting for rain in Mohali. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

On second visit, MCI team meets principal
Patiala, June 10
A three-member team of the Medical Council of India today inspected Government Medical College and Government Rajindra Hospital here.

Pbi varsity grapples with drug menace
Patiala, June 10
Even as the Punjabi University authorities have engaged security staff on the campus, there is no let up in the supply of narcotics to students by outsiders.

100-bed ESIC hospital at Baddi
Baddi, June 10
To ensure social and health security to industrial workers, the government of India has started several welfare schemes, mainly implemented through Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), said Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes while laying the foundation stone of the first 100- bed ESIC Model Hospital in Himachal Pradesh at Baddi today.


Ball Badminton
Winning team awarded
Chandigarh, June 10
The Ball Badminton Sports Promotion Association today held a felicitation function, here, to honour the men and women team, which emerged winner during the 29th North Zone Ball Badminton (Men & Women) Championship. The championship was held at Sundernagar (H.P.) from June 7 to 9.

Abhishek designs GNPS victory
Chandigarh, June 10
Good knocks by Abhishek (88, 14x4s, 1x6) and Shubham (62, 7x4s, 2x6s) enabled CCA-Guru Nanak Public School Academy to beat Vivek High School by five wickets in the Chandigarh Inter-Academy under-15 Cricket Tournament for Mount Shivalik Trophy.

Rock Rovers register win
Chandigarh, June 10
Amit of Rock Rovers showered 7 goals and fashioned emphatic win over ONGC Delhi team 10-7 in the first match of Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament. The tournament is underway at Sector 18 Hockey Stadium.  Besides Amit Rajdeep, Harpal and Arun Rawat scored one goal each. On the other hand ONGC’s Navdeep Singh found the goalpost five times while Gurtej Singh and Devinder Kumar scored one goal each.

DMW clinch title
Patiala, June 10
DMW downed Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) by 47 runs to clinch the title in the 10th hot weather cricket tournament for under-13 boys, which concluded at Army School here yesterday.


Experts concerned at growing fungal infections
Chandigarh, June 10
“The increased incidence of systemic fungal infections in the past two decades has been overwhelming. It has emphasised the need to develop good diagnostic mycology laboratories in this country and to recognise this increasingly large group of potential fungal pathogens,” said Prof Arunaloke Chakrabarti at the inauguration of fifth PGI-ICMR National Training Course on fungal infections here yesterday.


Concessions for industrial plot holders
Now, ATMs, cafeterias on premises
Mohali, June 10
The Punjab Small Industries and Exports Corporation (PSIEC) has allowed industrial plot holders across Punjab to have ATMs and cafeterias for their employees. A notification in this regard has been issued by the corporation to all industrial units based at PSIEC industrial focal points.

Small plot owners rue unfair deal
Chandigarh, June 10
Owners of industrial plots below two-kanal size are up in arms against the Chandigarh administration over giving them unfair treatment while allowing conversion of plots under the conversion policy.

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