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Kalka gangrape case
13 youths get 10-year jail term
Panchkula, September 21
The District Court here today awarded 10 years’ imprisonment to 13 accused in the infamous Kalka gangrape case.One of the accused was acquitted by the court.Additional District and Sessions Judge Ritu Garg awarded the punishment under Section 376G of the IPC in the case. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 each on the 13 convicts.

Fear of raids keeps hoteliers on tenterhooks
Chandigarh, September 21
The city’s hotel owners are a scared lot these days. On the one hand they are gearing up to serve delicacies to tourists during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, but on the other live in constant fear of surprise raids by inspecting teams of the UT administration.

PEC evaluating foreign students’ performance
Chandigarh, September 21
After detaining 24 “academically weak” first-year students who were enrolled under the direct admission of students abroad (DASA) scheme, PEC University of Technology has now compiled performance reports of all foreign students.

Residents sign on the 8-foot ‘dove’, made by students of Dikshant International School, which would be sent to the office of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on the International Peace Day, in Sector 17,Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Residents sign on the 8-foot ‘dove’, made by students of Dikshant International School, which would be sent to the office of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on the International Peace Day, in Sector 17,Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



No headway in Josan case
Chandigarh, September 21
DAVC-10 principal Dr BC Josan’s petition against the orders placing his services under suspension could not make any headway today also.The petition was placed before Justice Rajive Bhalla of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who fixed it up for hearing on Wednesday. The petition was placed before Justice Bhalla after it was referred back by Justice Surya Kant for placing it before an appropriate Bench.

Youth urged to give peace a chance
Mohali, September 21
RK Mishra, regional director of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia, inaugurated Campus Peace Centre at Indo Global Colleges, Abhipur, here today.

Inspection of Labs, Infrastructure
Govt schools found wanting
Chandigarh, September 21
A surprise inspection conducted by PK Sharma DPI (S) has once again brought to fore the sorry state of affairs in government school science laboratories and computer labs.

PU Notes
MEd counselling
The first counselling for the centralised MEd admission will be held from October 5 to 9 on Panjab University campus.Counselling for the general category candidates will be held from October 5 to 7 from 9 am onwards, while counselling for the SC and ST category will be held on October 8 in the morning session. For the BC category, the counselling will be held in the afternoon session.

‘Walk for Fun’ at Sukhna Lake
Increasing vehicles causing traffic chaos: IGP
Chandigarh, September 21
Residents take part in ‘Run for Fun’ at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The failure of the Chandigarh Traffic Police in restoring order on city roads marked the interactive session of senior citizens with the UT IGP PK Srivastva after a ‘Walk for Fun’ at the Sukhna Lake here today. The Chandigarh Police has in association with Chandigarh Senior Citizen Association organised the function.

Residents take part in ‘Run for Fun’ at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

IT Dept inspects 12 more commercial premises
Chandigarh, September 21
Continuing its spree of surveys, the Income Tax Department today inspected over 12 commercial premises, including Silver Oaks hospital, Mohali, to unearth unaccounted incomes. These surveys come close on the heels of the assessments done on several leading realtors, immigration consultants, and pharmaceutical companies that have yielded over Rs 69 core for the department in the past two weeks.
Students enjoy during the Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Government College, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Students enjoy during the Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Government College, Sector 11, in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: S. Chandan

Death Due to Electrocution
Kin allege foul play
Chandigarh, September 21
Family members of an 18-year-old labourer, who was electrocuted in Daria village on Monday, alleged foul playing holding the contractor and owner of a housed where he was working responsible for his death.

SSP checks reaction time of force
Chandigarh, September 21
UT SSP Naunihal Singh not only checked the reaction time of his force at odd hours, but also treated them well by offering tea and snacks at the Sector 17 bus stand here today.

PEC Admission Scam
CBI seeks judicial custody for Dr Nishikant
Chandigarh, September 21
While the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought judicial custody for Dr Nishikant, prime accused in the PEC admission scam case, the investigation agency said it would seize records from NITK Suratkal for scrutiny.

Overcast skies bring down mercury in city
Chandigarh, September 21
With the mercury having begun to slip due to the above normal monsoon rainfall and the cloudy conditions prevailing in the city during the past week, the nip in the air has become more perceptible in the early morning hours.

J& K Sex Scandal
Statement of Joint Registrar recorded
Chandigarh, September 21 CBI Special Court of Darshan Singh today recorded the statement of the Joint Registrar of Jammu and Srinagar High Court in the high-profile Jammu and Kashmir Sex Scandal.

MC leases out 4 kiosks
Chandigarh, September 21
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) today leased out four kiosks at the Night Food Street opposite the PGI here.

Indefinite Dharna By BKU
Day 2: no govt rep approaches protesting farmers
Chandigarh, September 21
Even as the fast-unto-death by Balbir Singh Rajewal, president of the Rajewal faction of Bharti Kisan Union (BKU), entered its second day today, no government representative approached the protesting farmers, who have staged an indefinite dharna near Mataur Barrier here on Monday.

HP resident dies of H1N1
Mohali, September 21
A resident of Himachal Pradesh suffering from swine flu died at Fortis Hospital here on Tuesday. According to reports, the deceased, Jai Chand (55), lived in Mandi and was brought to Fortis Hospital here on September 11. His condition was stated to be serious when he was brought here. On September 14, the tests conducted on him proved that he was suffering from swine flu. He could not be saved despite efforts of the doctor concerned. 

Powercom employees protest unbundling
Mohali, September 21
On a call given by members of the Technical Services Union (TSU), employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd struck their work here today in protest against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards their demands.

Rising dengue cases
Fogging not done regularly, complain residents
Mohali, September 21
Even as cases of dengue fever in the town are on the rise, residents have complained that the municipal council was not carrying out fogging operations on a regular basis.

Ponting satisfied with security arrangements
A view of security in front of Taj Hotel at Sector 17 in Chandigarh.Chandigarh, September 21
Ricky Ponting and his boys feel fully secure in India. “We trust the security measures taken by the police here for us.We feel safe and comfortable here,” said Australian skipper at a hotel in Sector 17, where the team has been put up for about fortnight.

A view of security in front of Taj Hotel at Sector 17 in Chandigarh. Tribune photo: S. Chandan


Talk on criminal activities among youth
Patiala, September 21
Government Mohindra College, Patiala, organised an interactive session on “Criminal Activities among youth: The Legal Perspective” on the college campus here today.Dr SS Khera, from Punjabi University, Partial, interacted with the students on the topic. Students were taught about the offence against the dignity of women, rash driving, possession of drugs, ragging on the campus, illegal immigration and their legal implications.

Protesting ETT teachers raise pitch outside Bhasha Vibhag
Patiala, September 21
In a bid to make themselves heard, protesting unemployed ETT teachers raised slogans outside Bhasha Vibhag, Patiala, today as they were not allowed to meet the Punjab Education Minister Dr Upinderjeet Kaur, who was in the city to receive Gyani Lal Singh Memorial Award at a function organised by Giani Lal Singh Memorial Trust.

A view of garbage in Ambala Cantonment.
A view of garbage in Ambala Cantonment. Tribune photo: Dev Dutt Sharma

12,450 children get polio drops
Kalka, September 21
As many as 12,450 children below five years were administered polio drops at Kalka and Pinjore. 

Sewerage System in Pinjore
Project pending due to negligence of admn
Kalka, September 21
The project of setting up of sewerage system in Pinjore is lying pending since a long time due to the apathy of the administration. The state government had sanctioned a scheme of Rs 11.38 crore for the lying of sewerage system in the town, under which the department was to lay 48 km of pipeline, but only 4.5 km pipelines has been laid till date.

Eye flu cases rise in Naraingarh
Ambala, September 21
Due to this rainy season, many areas of the district, including Naraingarh and Sehjadpur, have been in the grip of acute conjunctivitis or eye flu for the past several days.

Commonwealth Games
Japanese players in Patiala for training
Patiala, September 21
Indian Commonwealth Committee is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Indian players get best exposure before the Commonwealth Games for desired results.The next thing in the line is inviting foreign teams for high-tech training. Earlier, Indian teams often used to go to other countries for training, but this decision has been taken considering the fact that training must be done in Indian weather conditions because the wrestlers have to perform in these conditions.

Indo-Pak kabaddi meet
Fatehgarh Sahib,September 21
For the first time Indo-Pak kabaddi tournament will be held today at Government Senior Secondary School, Amloh.Puducherry Governor Dr Iqbal Singh will preside over the opening ceremony.



3 acquitted of murder charge
Chandigarh, September 21
District Sessions Judge SK Goel today acquitted Satish, Ashish and Harish of charges of murdering Satish’s wife Kamlesh.The court, however, convicted Satish under Section 498-A (husband subjecting women to cruelty) of the IPC.

Sector-10 robbery case
Accused remanded in judicial custody
Panchkula, September 21
In Sector-10 robbery case nine accused, including eight Bangladeshi nationals, were presented before the court, which sent them to 14-day judicial remand.

Sofat sent to judicial custody
Panchkula, September 21
Ludhiana-based doctor Sumit Sofat, accused in an attempted murder case, was sent to 14 days of judicial remand here today.Sofat, who had been arrested by the Chandimandir police from Chandigarh on September 17, was presented in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Raj Gupta, who remanded him in police custody for three days on September 18.

PCS officergets bail
Mohali, September 21
A senior Punjab Civil Services (PCS) officer, TK Goyal, who was arrested on September 8 by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a Kapurthala resident, was today granted bail by a local court.


Law class interrupted by drunkard
Chandigarh, September 21
In what has put to shame tall claims of tight security by the Panjab University authorities on the campus, an outsider, in an inebriated state, created ruckus in a class in the department of laws today.

Six arrested for theft
Zirakpur, September 21
The police today arrested four persons, while the Mohali police yesterday arrested two persons in theft cases.In the first case, the police team arrested Sunil Rana, a resident of Uttrakhand. The police recovered three mobile sets, 50 SIM cards and 23 cash coupons from his possession. The police received information that Sunil was roaming in Baltana and laid a naka near the Peer Baba road and nabbed the accused.


Top players for CGA junior golf
Chandigarh, September 21
About 100 top junior golfers of the region will converge on the greens of the SEPTA golf course in Chandi Mandir for the third Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) Junior Golf Tournament to be held on September 25 and 26.


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