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Violations
Capitol Complex prime land gobbled up by securitymen

Chandigarh, July 14
Right under the nose of judiciary and executive, encroachments by the 82nd Battalion of the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) and the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) have grown in large proportions in Capitol Complex, seizing around 20 acres of prime land near the Civil Secretariat.


The swanky gazetted officers (GO) guesthouse of Punjab Armed Police at the Capitol Complex.(Top) The canteen and grocery stores for PAP jawans running on unauthorised land at the Capitol Complex; and the offices at the venue. Tribune photos: Pardeep Tewari

Nari Niketan Rape Case
HC reserves verdict

Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved its verdict on the motherhood status of the Nari Niketan rape victim.

Banur Bypoll
NK Sharma resigns from Youth Akali Dal

Zirakpur, July 14
Zirakpur MC president and senior vice-president of the Youth Akali Dal NK Sharma today resigned from the party, triggering speculation about his larger political role in the pre and post-election scenario.






EARLIER STORIES

Another highway robbers’ gang busted
Panchkula, July 14
With the arrest of notorious criminal Sunil alias Raja of Bhiwani and his four accomplices, including a woman, the state police claim to have busted another gang of highway robbers here today.

Cop ‘thrashes’ Class VIII student
BharatChandigarh, July 14
A Class VIII student of Bharatiya Adarsh Vidyalaya, Sector 45, was allegedly beaten up by his classmate’s father, a Punjab Police cop, today in the presence of his peers outside the school gate. The incident reportedly took place around 8 am when the victim, Bharat, was heading towards the school. His classmate, Gurpreet, was waiting for him outside the school with his father, Balwinder.

Bharat

Extension to Dr Bains Admn on sticky wicket
Chandigarh, July 14
The Chandigarh Administration seems to have put itself in an awkward situation by unilaterally giving a one-year extension to Director, Health Services, Dr MS Bains.



COMMUNITY

An eventful journey that brought a life-saving drug to masses
Chandigarh, July 14
It was a long and eventful journey through Director of Institute of Microbial Technology Dr Girish Sahni (centre) along with his core team of Dr Kanak Dikshit (left) and Dr Deb Sahoo in one of the laboratories at the institute, and (inset) a vial of the life-saving drug. laboratories cluttered with chemicals and appliances that led scientists at the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) to achieve a first of sorts when they developed Streptokinase, a life-saving, clot-dissolving drug.


Director of Institute of Microbial Technology Dr Girish Sahni (centre) along with his core team of Dr Kanak Dikshit (left) and Dr Deb Sahoo in one of the laboratories at the institute, and (inset) a vial of the life-saving drug. Tribune photo Pardeep Tewari

Nuisance of PG accommodations 
Street fights, hooliganism a routine affair 
Youngsters violate traffic rules in Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, the area with a large number of paying guest accommodations.Chandigarh, July 14
The “lackadaisical” attitude of the police seems to be the cause behind the increasing number of incidents of street fights outside paying guest (PG) accommodations in the city.



Youngsters violate traffic rules in Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, the area with a large number of paying guest accommodations. Tribune photos: Pardeep Tewari 

Ward no. 10 bypoll on Aug 8 
Chandigarh, July 14
State Election Commissioner OP Kelkar addresses mediapersons UT State Election Commissioner OP Kelkar today announced the byelection of ward No 10 of the Municipal Corporation. The seat became vacant due to expiry of ward elected councillor Gurnam Singh. The polling would be held on August 8. Addressing mediapersons here today, Kelkar stated that filing of the nomination had started from today and would continue till July 21.

State Election Commissioner OP Kelkar addresses mediapersons in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph 

A pattern of colours on a city road after Monday showers
A pattern of colours on a city road after Monday showers. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu 

627 join ITBP
Chandigarh, July 14
As many as 627 recruits were formally inducted into the ranks of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force at an impressive passing out parade at the Basic Training Centre (BTC) at Bhanu near here today. Director General, ITBP, Vikram Srivastava reviewed the parade and took the salute. Speaking on the occasion, he extolled the recruits to give their best to the nation, as they were the cutting edge of the national security apparatus.

15 cops shifted
Chandigarh, July 14
The Chandigarh Police today transferred nine inspectors and six in charges of police posts with immediate effect.

EDUCATION

Day 1: BCom, BCA seats filled
Students come out of DAV College in ChandigarhChandigarh, July 14
In what may be called as the final fall out of students securing above 90 per cent this year in class XII, seats of B Com, BCA and BBA got filled on the first day of the counselling today.






Students come out of DAV College in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Protest over PU decision on girlchild
Parents of single girlchild protest outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, in Chandigarh handigarh, July 14
The decision of Panjab University to extend the benefit of an additional seat in all courses to those having two or three daughters but no male child, which was earlier announced only for a single girlchild, has evoked resentment amongst applicants and their parents.

Parents of single girlchild protest outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Counselling for Class XI ends 
Seats at rural schools lie vacant
Chandigarh, July 14
The 11-day long counselling for centralised admissions to class XI came to an end today at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.

135 teachers transferred
Chandigarh, July 14
In a mass reshuffle, 135 staff members of government model and non-model schools were transferred today on request basis, as confirmed in an order passed by the department.

 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

3 killed in accident
Policemen at the accident spot in Daun Majra village near Kurali Kharar, July 14
Three persons, including an infant, were killed in an accident when the car they were travelling in a pit near Daun Majra village.
The incident took place when the victims were coming Chandigarh from Jalandhar at around 2 am.

Policemen at the accident spot in Daun Majra village near Kurali on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Banur Bypoll
Campaigning yet to pick up 

Banur, July 14
Campaigning for the by-election in Banur is yet to pick up despite the announcements of major contenders by the SAD and the Congress.

Dhillon worth Rs 4.5 crore
Dera Bassi, July 14
In contrast to SAD president and candidate from Jalalabad Sukhbir Badal, who does not owns any vehicle, Congress candidate from Banur assembly segment Deepinder Singh Dhillon owns a Toyota Innova, a Skoda Octavia and a Mahindra Balero.

22 more cases of cholera
Dera Bassi, July 14
Around 22 cases of cholera were reported at the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, here today raising the total number of patients to 256.

2 Hawara aides acquitted
Patiala, July 14
Baljit Singh Bhau, an alleged area commander of the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), and his alleged accomplice Jasbir Singh Jassa-- both of whom were accused of providing Jagtar Singh Hawara, the main accused in the Beant Singh murder case, with a car, arms and shelter-- have been acquitted by the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate K.S. Cheema.

Three held for fishing turtle
Ropar, July 14
Three people were held for fishing a turtle and later trying to sell it for Rs 200 to a local person.

4 booked for fraud
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 14
The police today booked four people, including a woman, for cheating a section of residents over the pretext of selling a piece of land. In his compliant to the police, Gurdev Singh, a resident of Brahman Majra, said four people, Gulzar Singh, his wife Baljit Kaur, Deep Singh and Jatinder, promised to sell off a piece of land to them.

Rs 20,000 stolen from temple
Ambala, July 14
Thieves took away Rs 20,000 cash from the cash boxes of a temple located at Sector 9 in Ambala City late last evening.

Residents submit memo to CM
Kalka, July 14
A delegation of local residents headed by Vijay Bansal, former state secretary of the Congress, met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda yesterday during his visit to Pinjore at the inaugural function of Bhima Devi temple. The delegation submitted a memorandum about various demands of the area, which were lying pending since years.

COURTS

HC for daily hearing in rape, dowry cases
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court wants the subordinate judiciary to expeditiously decide rape, dowry death and corruption cases. It also wants eviction cases of NRIs to be decided without delay.

35-yr-old labourer convicted of sodomy, murder 
Chandigarh, July 14
Nearly after five months of the heinous crime and after three hearings, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg today convicted Pappu Paswan under Sections 302, 377, 367 and 201.

Probe ordered in lawyer’s murder case 
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed a probe by the crime branch into the murder case of advocate Khushwant Rai Joshi.

Graft Case: JE gets 3-day police remand
Chandigarh, July 14
The CBI special court today remanded Rajesh Chadha, junior engineer (civil), arrested yesterday on a graft charge, in three-day police custody. Gurmohan Singh, a UT health department employee, who was also arrested yesterday in a separate incident, has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

Airtel to pay Rs 25,000 compensation
Chandigarh, July 14
The Consumer Redressal Forum today directed Bharti Airtel to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to a complainant on illegal charging in Internet bill.

CRIME

NRI held for cheating wife
Panchkula, July 14
A 65-year-old NRI was arrested by the police following the complaint of his wife that her husband had not only married another woman, he attempted to usurp her property worth crores, including a 2 kanal house, here today. The accused has been identified as Mahesh Sharma, a doctor from Dubai.

Woman duped of jewellery, cash
Chandigarh, July 14
Two unidentified women duped a resident of ITBP Complex in Sector 32, identified as Beena Devi, of gold ornaments here this afternoon.

SPORTS

Aastha upsets Tavishi
Sunny of Maharashtra plays a shot during the tennis meet held in Chandigarh Chandigarh, July 14
The fifth seed Sunny Khandare of Maharashtra and a trainee of CLTA won a marathon three-hour match against Mayank Rawat of Uttrakhand 6-0, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in the boys’ under-12 second round match of the AITA Talent Series Tennis Championship, underway at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.



Sunny of Maharashtra plays a shot during the tennis meet held in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pardeep Tewari

Coaching Centre-19 clinch cricket trophy
Panchkula, July 14
The Coaching Centre of Sector 19, Chandigarh, won the first Radhey Shyam Kanojia Memorial Cricket Tournament by beating hosts Shri Shri Cricket Academy of Panchkula by 71 runs in the final played at DC Model School in Sector 7 here today.

Pragya, Priyank win TT titles
Chandigarh, July 14
Pragya Joshi and Priyank Marya, both of DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Patiala, clinched the girls and boys singles titles, respectively, in the district-level table tennis tournament, organised by the Patiala District Veteran Table Tennis Association at Patiala yesterday. Top seed Jitendra Kishore won the men’s singles title in the above 60 category, beating SS Sohal 11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9.

Swimming Meet
Sahab bags 200-m title
Chandigarh, July 14
Sahab Partap clocked 2:26.43 minutes to win a gold medal in the 200-m freestyle for boys’ under-17 in the Administrator’s Cup for Swimming Tournament for sub-junior, juniors and seniors (boys and girls) being organised by the Chandigarh sports department at the Sector 23 Swimming Pool (yoga) here today.

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