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Man murdered over trivial issue
Villagers protest police Ďinactioní, block Banur-Rajpura road for 2 hours
Jansla (Banur), July 17
A man in his sixties was allegedly murdered by some influential persons near Garhi village over a trivial issue in the wee hours today. Upset over police inaction in the case, villagers blocked the Banur-Rajpura road for more than two hours.

Youth rescued from drowning
Panchkula, July 17
Firemen today rescued a youth of Azad Colony, Panchkula, who along with his two friends was swept away in the strong current of Ghaggar river while trying to collect coins from the riverbed. Unable to assess the sudden rise in water level in the river, the three youths went to collect coins at around 9 am and were swept away in the strong current of the Ghaggar.

Youths trapped in the Ghaggar near Old Panchkula being rescued on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan







EARLIER STORIES

2 motorcyclists killed
Dera Bassi, July 17
Two motorcyclists were killed in an accident near Lehli village today. Darshan Singh, son of Amarjeet Singh, and Tarsem Singh, son of Karnail Singh, both residents of Fagganwala district, Sangrur, were killed when a speeding car hit them. The accident took place near the bridge of the Jharmal choe.

MC sans recruitment, promotion policy
Chandigarh, July 17
In the past 14 years, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has failed to frame a recruitment and promotion policy for its employees working in various departments. Now, the authorities are chalking out a pattern of recruitment and promotion policy for the staff, which the Chandigarh administration plans to transfer to the corporation in the coming days.

COMMUNITY

Marigold and Shanti Homes Enclave
Developer accused of using substandard material
Kharar, July 17
Residents of Marigold and Shanti Homes Enclave have accused the developer of using substandard material while constructing the houses. In a representation to Kharar SDM Rajiv Kumar Gupta, residents of 90 houses have also accused the developer of making false claims to buyers by assuring 24-hour water supply, metalled roads, sewerage and rainwater harvesting system, etc.

Work unitedly or face action, MLA tells Mohali MC staff
Mohali, July 17
Demanding cooperation from the employees of the Mohali municipal council, Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu has asked them to work sincerely and in an unbiased way for the development of the town failing which action will be taken against them.


A high drama was witnessed at the Congress Bhawan in Sector 35 on Saturday when Raj Kumari, wife of Congress leader BB Behl, held a protest against her husband for disowning of her son by the latter. She was accompanied by her daughter-in-law. She also challenged Behlís claim that he had divorced her long back. A Tribune photograph

MC seeks govt nod for recruiting firemen
Mohali, July 17
The municipal council has demanded permission from the department of local government to recruit at least 20 firemen and four drivers to properly run the fire brigade, which has been plagued by staff shortage.

Renditions mark foundation day
Chandigarh, July 17
Melodious musical renditions and a tombola session marked the foundation day of the Chandigarh Press Club here last evening.


EDUCATION

Learning lessons from the past
UT higher education dept treads with caution
Recruitment of Contractual Lecturers
Chandigarh, July 17
After seeing the current plight of the UT education department, which is under cloud for having loopholes in its recruitment system, its higher education counterpart has decided to tread the path with caution.

Parents come out in support of St Johnís principal
Take out solidarity march
Chandigarh, July 17
Coming out in support of St Johnís School, Sector 26, and its principal Kavita Das, around 500 students, parents and members of Shimla-Chandigarh Diocese took out a solidarity march on the school premises today.

Board games for students
Mohali: With a view to underline the importance of board games in development of children, Smart Wonders School, Mohali, organised a games week ďDots and dicesĒ from July 12 to 17. Principal-cum-chairman of the school Dr RK Walia inaugurated the event.

PU Notes
LLM interviews on July 21
CHANDIGARH: The interview for admission to LLM for all categories (general and reserved) will be held on July 21 from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm in the department of laws, PU. The provisional merit list will be displayed on the notice board of the department on July 20 at 5 pm. The candidates are advised to bring their original documents. The selected candidates will have to deposit fee on July 23.


 
NEIGHBOURHOOD

Rains wreak havoc on roads
Raging rivers threaten residential colonies
Kalka, July 17
The recent rains have left various roads of Kalka, Pinjore, Parwanoo and their vicinity unworthy of traffic. Consequently, motorists especially on the National Highway-22, have been facing a lot of inconvenience.

Man held with 15 black cobras
Used to sell venom to pharma companies
Morinda, July 17
A man was held with 15 black cobras, five other snakes and a pair of blue neft birds here today. The accused, Ramesh Nath Feroze, from local Bangala Basti, used to sell snake venom to pharmaceutical companies in different parts of Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi.

Yadavindra Gardens
Scribes denied entry; complain to CM
Kalka, July 17
Local journalists were prevented from entering the Yadavindra Gardens where a child had suffered an electric shock after coming in contact with live wire here today. They alleged that Haryana Tourismís divisional manager Sudershan Sharma had ordered his staff not to allow reporters, who had assembled there to cover the incident, to enter the garden premises.

SI suspended for thrashing youth
Patiala, July 17
Following accusations of thrashing a youth and damaging his eardrum, Patiala SSP Ranbir Singh Khatra today suspended Model Town police picket in charge sub-inspector Puneet Singh.

Ambala boy makes it to AIIMS
Ambala, July 17
Akhil Monga, a resident of Ambala Cantt, has won laurels for city by making it to the All-India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).

760 examined during dental fortnight
Kharar, July 17
Dental fortnight was observed at the Civil Hospital here. Hospital in charge Dr Jai Singh said patients were given treatment free of cost for various ailments.


COURTS

Stolen Gypsy
Judicial remand for head constable
Mohali, July 17
Jasvir Singh, head constable with the Mohali police who was arrested for possessing a stolen police Gypsy, today alleged that he was being falsely implicated in the case. On being produced in the court, he claimed that he never possessed the vehicle.

Frail health, tough posting
HC comes to rescue of constable
Chandigarh, July 17
Avinash Kumar sustained injuries during anti-Naxalite operations and was placed in low medical category. Even though the constable was on general duty with the CRPF and requires regular treatment at the PGI, Chandigarh, the authorities concerned have added to his woes. He was transferred from Pinjore in Haryana to Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir for counter insurgency operations.

Tampering of Marksheets
Court rejects police probe report
Chandigarh, July 17
A local court today refused to accept the inquiry report filed by the police in a case of tampering of marksheets of MA history-1 exam conducted by Panjab University in 2004. The case has been adjourned for November 22.

Movers and packers told to pay Rs 5,000
Chandigarh, July 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Best Home Movers and Packers to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for harassing a resident of Solan.


CRIME

Man robbed of wallet
Chandigarh, July 17
Vikram Singh, a resident of Sector 6, Panchkula, reported to the police that five occupants of an unidentified car, including three women, robbed him when he took lift in their car from Panchkula. ďOn reaching near the CTU workshop, the occupants of the car snatched his wallet, containing Rs 750 cash, a smart card, ATM card and a mobile phone,Ē alleged Vikram.

Ruckus at Nik Bakers
Hotelierís son booked
Chandigarh, July 17
The son of owner of Hotel Regency in Sector 35, Gurmail Singh, allegedly attacked both outlets of Nik Bakers at 2 am last night.

Man, son booked for raping minor
Mohali, July 17
A 13-year-old was allegedly raped by a man and his son at their house in Todemajra-Rasulpur village, near Mullanpur village.

Biker hit by bus, hurt
Zirakpur, July 17
A 40-year-old motorcyclist sustained serious injuries after being hit by a speeding CTU bus near Nabha Sahib gurdwara on the Zirakpur-Patiala Highway here today.


SPORTS

Soccer
City eves face second defeat on the trot
Chandigarh, July 17
After a disappointing performance by city senior soccer team in Kolkata, junior girls too have failed to bring cheers to their fans.

Tennis
Garima upsets Kalyani
Chandigarh, July 17
Garima Goyal of Bhavan Vidyalaya defeated Kalyani of Sacred Heart School 11-8,11-9, 9-11, 11-13, 11-3, 11-4 on the second day of the 16th Bhavan Hawk Table Tennis Tournament being held in Sector 23 here today.

Santosh Trophy
City out of fray
Chandigarh, July 17
Dismal show by Chandigarh senior soccer team during the ongoing 63rd Senior Football Nationals for Santosh Trophy in Kolkata has cost the players dear, as the team is out of fray, after its match against minnows Tripura ended in a draw (1-1) today at Howrah Stadium there.

Hockey
City lads run out of luck
Chandigarh, July 17
In a high-pitched match, city senior hockey team lost to Tamil Nadu to finish third in the 63rd Ranga Swami Cup Senior National Menís Hockey Championship being held at Aishbag Stadium in Bhopal.


 



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